Days Update Monday, May 27, 2024

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Xander, Sarah, and Maggie have tea in the town square. Maggie thanks them for the invite and comments on not knowing how much she needed to get out of the mansion. Xander brings up Konstantin. Maggie says they are doing just fine but there is such a thing as too much togetherness. Sarah hopes they never feel that way so Xander assures they won’t. Xander then reveals to Maggie that he proposed to Sarah and she said yes. Maggie is thrilled and excitedly hugs them.

Rafe goes to Black Patch and tells John and Steve that he has a special delivery. Steve thanks him for coming as Rafe says he was hoping to get them involved on the whole Clyde Weston mess. Rafe hands John the folder and says he hopes someone at the ISA can decode it. John notes that they know some pretty sharp code breakers there. Steve asks how things are at the police station. Rafe says they are busy and with Harris out, they are understaffed as usual. Steve bets a lot of cases are linked to the drugs that Clyde’s minions are still pushing on the streets. John declares the sooner they crack the code, the sooner they can take down Clyde and his whole operation. Rafe admits he’s more interested in what was on the outside of the book than what’s inside. Steve questions what he means. Rafe then explains that it could be the key to securing Gabi’s freedom and finding Li Shin’s real killer.

Harris returns home to Ava in his navy outfit. Ava welcomes him home as they hug and kiss. They talk about how much they missed each other. Harris mentions sticking around for a memorial service. Ava asks if it was emotional for him since she knows he had friends that died while serving. Harris says visiting grave sites of people you lost is always tough but fills him with gratitude. Ava is grateful he’s still here. Harris is grateful for their sacrifices and talks about paying tribute. Harris declares today the day that they have Clyde Weston in their sights. Ava says they are going to take that bastard down.

At the DiMera Mansion, Nicole tells Eric that she doesn’t understand and questions how Jude could be her and EJ’s son. EJ asks Eric to please explain. Eric says he’s still processing it himself but Sloan just confessed to him that Dimitri never took Nicole’s son to the hospital. EJ asks how that could be. Eric says he brought him to Sloan. EJ calls that impossible. Eric explains that Dimitri was on the run and thought Sloan could help somehow, so he left the baby with her. Eric adds that their private adoption had just fallen through, so Sloan kept Nicole’s son and told everyone else that he was their adopted child. Eric says now they know the truth that Jude is Nicole’s son and he belongs with his mom.

Maggie wants to know everything about Xander and Sarah’s wedding plans. Sarah says they are still trying to figure that out. Xander talks about taking Sarah to Scotland for the honeymoon. Maggie calls the ring very unique. Xander and Sarah say their love is together and always as they kiss.

Rafe informs John and Steve that Gil’s fingerprint and Li’s blood was found on the outside of the book, so he’s convinced Gil is the one who killed Li Shin and asks how else he would’ve come in contact with Li’s blood. John hopes Rafe can prove that as he can’t imagine what Gabi is going through. Rafe says he won’t say anything to Gabi until he’s sure that he can get the case reopened which they are working on. Steve says it’s a damn good thing that EJ is out as the district attorney. Rafe agrees, noting that Melinda isn’t a fan of his family either but she cared about Li, so he hopes she’ll be motivated to find his killer. Steve hopes so too for Rafe and Gabi’s sake.

Ava and Harris continue kissing as they talk about missing each other. Harris reminds her that they have to stay focused. Harris says he wants to make up for lost time, but the clock is ticking and then once Clyde is out of commission, they will have all the time in the world to spend together. Ava calls it all the more reason to get rid of Clyde and make things better in the world. Harris can’t believe that Clyde’s black book could lead to Gabi being cleared of murder. Ava says a lot has happened since he’s been gone and mentions EJ being out as district attorney. Harris asks if Rafe and Stefan have convinced the new D.A. to reopen the case. Ava says not yet but they are hellbent on proving that Gil murdered Li. Harris asks about the theory. Ava explains that Gil came looking for her, but found Li instead and they got in to it where Gil killed him and they know what happened days later when Gil found her. Ava talks about Wendy being such a good soul and so good to Tripp. Ava asks how she’s going to tell Wendy that Li might be dead because of her. Ava says their family finally got closure when Gabi was convicted but now all those old wounds are going to be reopened again as she hugs Harris.

EJ and Nicole question the doctor saying their baby was dead. Eric says he can’t explain that and guesses Sloan paid somebody off. Nicole can’t believe this is happening. Eric knows it’s a lot to process but says the only thing that matters is that Nicole’s son is in her arms. Nicole asks if this is really true. Eric figures they’ll want to run their own test but can’t imagine why Sloan would make up something so awful if it wasn’t true. EJ agrees that wouldn’t make any sense. Nicole brings up all those months ago when she held Jude for the first time and how she always felt like he was her son. Eric says he remembers. Nicole recalls Eric agreeing to the DNA test just to prove that it wasn’t true. Eric explains that Sloan said the results were tampered with. EJ says they will make sure all necessary tests are performed but the most important thing right now is that they all know the truth and their son is back home where he belongs. Nicole calls it incredible. EJ points out that Nicole knew it all along. Nicole says even when she had to let it all go, she always felt he was her boy. Nicole guesses it was parent intuition when it’s your child, you just know deep in your soul. Nicole tells Jude that she’s always loved him. Her and EJ smile with Jude as Eric watches on with tears in his eyes.

Maggie tells Xander and Sarah that they deserve a wonderful wedding as they fought hard to get here and had a few bumps in the road. Sarah and Xander joke that they don’t remember any bumps. Maggie then asks if she and Konstantin can get married first and that they wait until after to have their wedding. Sarah asks why before she agrees.

Nicole and EJ take Jude in to the living room as Nicole talks about how there’s going to be so many changes. Nicole tells Jude that he means everything to them and they are going to be a family like they were always meant to be. Eric sadly looks on as he brings in a bag that has most of Jude’s essentials and says he can bring the rest tomorrow but EJ says that won’t be necessary as they’ll purchase whatever else they need for a fresh start. Eric apologizes to Nicole and says he doesn’t know what else to say. Nicole says he has nothing to be sorry for since he’s a victim too and this was all Sloan. Eric doesn’t know how he didn’t see it and suggests maybe he just didn’t want to. Nicole argues that Sloan stole their baby, so she needs to be arrested and never see the light of day again. Nicole wants Sloan to experience the same emptiness that they did for all those months. EJ says there will be plenty of time for that. Nicole insists that Sloan needs to be punished. EJ says she will be, but she can’t hurt them anymore. Nicole complains that Sloan doesn’t get to just go on her merry way as she is a criminal and talks about if she gets her hands on her. Holly then comes home and calls out to Nicole, saying she’ll never believe what happened today in her chemistry class. Holly enters the living room and asks what’s going on and why Jude is there.

Rafe is on the phone in the interrogation room, questioning what is taking so long. Rafe says he knows Everett was released on bail and that they are wasting time debating this as he says to just do it and hangs up.

Nicole tells Holly that she won’t believe this but her brother didn’t die on the day he was born. Nicole reveals that Jude is her and EJ’s baby, so he is Holly’s little brother.

Sarah asks Maggie if she’s sure everything is okay with her and Konstantin. Xander asks if he did something to upset her. Maggie says it’s nothing like that, so Sarah questions why she wants them to wait to get married. Maggie says she just wants to be fully present when Sarah marries Xander. Xander questions why she wouldn’t be able to be fully present earlier. Maggie claims she’d be thinking about her own plans, so it’d be all about her and not them and every choice they made, she’d be comparing to her own. Sarah argues that Maggie is having a small, civil ceremony with just family and a few friends. Maggie says it’s still a wedding and with that comes complications. Maggie talks about the Hortons moving out of the Kiriakis Mansion and Alex and Theresa are moving in which Xander questions.

Steve tells John that Rafe seemed really stressed out. John remembers that feeling when he was on the force with all the open cases and not enough hands on deck. Steve comments that it seems the Salem PD is always understaffed. John adds that on top of all that, Rafe is trying to clear his sister of murder. Steve calls it all the more reason to hope the ISA decipher the black book. John is glad that Rafe trusted them enough and says now he has two more good guys to work overtime to bring down Clyde Weston. John notes Steve’s reaction and asks what’s bugging him. Steve asks John what kind of mission he thinks this is. John asks what he means by that. Steve asks how far they are willing to go to get Clyde Weston out of their lives. John asks if he’s asking if he’s willing to go outside the bounds of the law. Steve says he’s just thinking that it would be a good idea if he runs point on Clyde while John takes the lead on Maggie and Konstantin. John questions if there’s something he doesn’t know or needs to know. Steve says he just needs to keep a close eye on Ava as he’s pretty sure she’s on Clyde’s tail. Steve thinks back to Ava telling him that they needed a permanent solution to the Clyde situation. Steve tells John that he just has to make sure that Ava doesn’t screw anything up. John agrees that it sounds like a plan, but says that Steve must have more patience than a hospital to put up with Ava.

Harris tells Ava that he and his Navy buddies weren’t able to decipher the black book but once Clyde opens the e-mails they send, they will be notified of his location and they’ll know exactly where to find him.

Holly questions how this can be that Jude is her brother. EJ calls it a true miracle. Holly asks how. Nicole explains that there’s been a terrible mistake and Eric is here to make it right. EJ states that he and Nicole suffered so much grief when they lost their son, but now it’s turned to pure joy. Holly cries that she’s so happy for all of them. Eric says he should go. Holly stops him and says she’s confused as she thought he and Sloan adopted Jude. Eric reveals that it turns out Sloan was lying to all of them and that Jude is Nicole and EJ’s son. Holly realizes this means Eric is losing his son.

Harris goes to see Rafe in the interrogation room. Rafe says he’s glad to see him and asks about his Memorial Day. Harris says it was meaningful. They thank each other for their service. Harris brings up his request for a couple more days of unpaid leave but Rafe says he can’t do it as he’s drowning here and they need him. Harris hates to put him in this position but says he really needs those few days so he’s going to have to take them one way or another. Rafe asks if Harris is saying he’s going to quit if he doesn’t give him those days. Harris hopes it doesn’t come to that. Rafe asks why he doesn’t just tell him what’s going on and if it has something to do with his navy friends or what they found in Clyde’s black book. Harris notes that they haven’t been able to crack the code yet. Rafe says he took it over to John to see if the ISA can help out. Harris says the more people to help, the better and that he’ll coordinate with John. Rafe asks Harris again what he’s doing but Harris says he can’t explain right now and that he just needs the few days. Harris asks Rafe to just trust him. Rafe then agrees and tells him to take the time he needs and that hopefully he’ll have his job waiting for him when he comes back. Harris thanks him and they shake hands.

John asks if Steve and Ava are on good terms now. Steve says good is too strong of a word and he thinks he’s just getting better at accepting her for who she is and predicting her erractic behavior. John jokes about putting that on his resume. Steve thinks they are all on the same page as they all want Clyde Weston out of their lives. John brings up them all being at risk if Clyde blows the whistle on them when he’s caught. John warns that if Clyde tells the world that they were involved, they could be behind bars when the Maggie and Konstantin situation comes to a head. Steve admits that he didn’t think of that. John worries that they would be leaving Maggie out to dry when she needs them the most. Steve promises he won’t let that happen.

Xander questions Maggie letting Alex move in to the Kiriakis Mansion. Maggie explains that she didn’t have a choice since Victor left him half the estate. Sarah questions moving in with Theresa as she didn’t know they were back together. Maggie says she tries not to pry in to their relationship but they are close together on some level. Xander laughs off that Theresa is after his money. Maggie feels Theresa really cares about Alex. Sarah points out that Maggie has a soft spot for Theresa which Xander says he’ll never understand. Maggie thinks Theresa just wants to be loved while Xander argues that she wants to be showered with the Kiriakis fortune. Xander worries about Maggie since she was stressed having the Hortons there and will now have hurricane Alex and tornado Theresa living there. Maggie repeats that it’s Alex’s father’s home which means it’s his legacy and luckily, the house is big enough for all three of them. Xander reminds her to include Bonnie, Justin, and Konstantin.

Nicole tells Eric that she’s so sorry as she’s been so caught up in her own shock and joy that she didn’t think about what he’s going through. Eric says it’s okay as this is not about him. Nicole says it is since Jude was his son. Eric tells her to focus on her family and that Jude belongs with his mother. Holly tells Eric that she’s so sorry as she knows how much Eric loves Jude. Eric thanks her and says it means a lot. Eric wants Nicole to know that he won’t fight for custody or anything. Nicole says she wasn’t worried about that, but she’s worried about him. Eric tells her not to as he just wants her to be happy. Eric says he appreciates her thoughts but there’s nothing she could do. Eric decides he needs to go deal with Sloan. Nicole wishes him luck as she knows that won’t be easy. Eric promises that Sloan will pay for what she did. Nicole repeats that she’s so sorry. Eric says he is too, more than she knows. EJ offers to walk Eric out as he wants to thank him for doing the right thing. Nicole then stops Eric and asks if he wants to hold Jude one last time before he goes.

Ava packs her bag and tells Harris that she’s ready to go as soon as they know where they are headed. Harris says it’s showtime then and gives her the flash drive as Ava pulls up the e-mail address that Clyde sent. Harris instructs Ava to send the e-mail and then they just wait, but they have to be ready to hit the ground running. Ava mentions not telling Roman yet that she needed more time off and admits she’s a little nervous since he just hired her, so she doesn’t want him to think that she doesn’t care about the job. Harris understands since Rafe wasn’t happy about giving him the time off either, so hopefully they can just get this done and when it’s over, their jobs will still be there. Ava still can’t believe Harris is doing this for her and now he’s putting his job at risk too. Harris says he is doing it for her and also for Tripp, Wendy, himself, and every person that Clyde tried to ruin the life of. Harris says he took an oath to serve and protect and he takes that very seriously. Ava guesses it’s just them against Clyde. Harris then reveals there’s somebody else he would like to loop in.

John tells Steve that Maggie is all in on trapping Konstantin as she set him up with an office at Titan with access to all of Victor’s charitable funds. Steve calls Maggie a brave woman and asks how it works. John calls it pretty simple to move around some funds and make it look like Konstantin is embezzling from Titan. Steve hopes he will be busted before Maggie has to actually go through with marying him. John says that’s the plan and they’re trying to nail down the timing because Konstantin has messed with Maggie’s life enough already.

Maggie remarks that it seems like a revolving door at the Kiriakis Mansion ever since they lost Victor. Sarah suggests that’s because Maggie is too generous. Victoria wakes up crying, so Xander decides he will take her for a diaper change, allowing Maggie and Sarah to have some alone time. Maggie calls Victoria the most beautiful baby in the world. Sarah is glad it’s just them for a minute because she wanted to talk to Maggie about something that she didn’t want to say in front of Xander.

Eric asks if Nicole is sure it’s okay. Nicole says of course as she knows how much Jude means to him and how much they mean to each other. Nicole then hands Jude over to Eric. Eric tells Jude that he’s grateful for all the time they shared and he will always love him more than he’ll know. Eric thanks Nicole and hands Jude back to her. Nicole tells Eric that he can come by and see Jude any time but Eric thinks it’s best if Nicole and Holly have time to bond with Jude. Holly tearfully hugs Eric. Eric thanks her and says he loves her. Eric tells Holly to take care of Nicole and then exits the mansion in tears.

Maggie tells Sarah that would definitely make her wedding more special and that she likes the idea, but she thinks she should run it by Xander first since it is his wedding too. Sarah agrees and guesses she will tell him but she hopes he approves.

John tells Steve that he will get the pages off to Andrew since cracking codes is what the ISA does. Steve declares they will have everything they need to find Clyde and wipe him off the map. John states that Clyde is a menace who has hurt a lot of their friends and family. John advises Steve to be careful as he knows he wants to take the lead, but it’s important they finish this out as partners. John then declares that more than partners or friends, Steve is his brother. Steve responds that he feels the same. John adds that nobody including Konstantin will ever drive a wedge between them because he trusts him with his life. Steve says the same as they hug.

Harris question why Clyde isn’t downloading the messages. Ava guesses he’s a little busy. Harris asks if she talked to Roman. Ava says Roman was busy, so she left him a note that she had to leave town on an emergency. Harris is sure he will understand. Harris then gets an alert from the e-mail to Clyde and it tracks that Clyde is at a public library in Ennis, Montana. Harris decides he will book the next flight out and asks if Ava is ready to put this mess behind her once and for all. Ava says let’s do it while Harris says there’s just one pit stop on the way.

Nicole and Holly sit with Jude. Nicole tells Holly that she knows things have been rough between them but she wants to thank her for the text she sent as it meant a lot. Holly apologizes and insists she didn’t mean any of the horrible things she said. They say they love each other as EJ joins them on the couch. Nicole calls it a new beginning for all of them. EJ agrees and kisses Nicole.

Eric returns home where Rafe greets him at the door. Eric thanks him for meeting him. Rafe says he’s glad he’s called and he’s sorry for all that Sloan put him through. Rafe asks if he thinks Sloan is home. Eric says he should be, but they head inside and Sloan is gone. Rafe asks if the place was like this when he left. Eric says no and goes to check the bedroom. Eric returns and notes that all her things are gone. Rafe then finds the necklace with Jude’s birthstone that Eric gave Sloan for Mother’s Day. Eric guesses that Sloan took off.

Nicole holds Jude in the living room and talks about how she knew it but she can’t believe he’s here.

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Anna asks Jason to tell her details of what happened with Sonny and Dex at Brook Lynn and Chase’s wedding.

Anna also tells Jason that Brennan seems to like Carly and claimed to have stabbed himself so he can see Carly. Carly goes to visit Brennan at the hospital to ask him to keep Jason out of his business. Brennan tells Carly he can’t promise that but he is glad she came to visit him.

Tracy goes to offer her condolences to Chase about Gregory’s death. Chase blames himself for Gregory’s death because he asked him to officiate the wedding. Tracy tells Chase that officiating his wedding kept Gregory alive so, he shouldn’t blame himself for his death.

Alexis calls Gregory’s phone and Chase answers and gives Alexis the news that Gregory has died. Alexis considers taking a drink. Spinelli tells Sam he is having second thoughts about hacking into the FBI computer to help Jason. Spinelli tells Sam he will think about it and talk to her later. Spinelli talks to Maxie about helping Jason and she tells him to do it but not get caught because she and her family need him.

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Sally accepts Adam’s offer to move in with him and he gives her the keys to his apartment.

Sally tells Chloe that she is closing the interior design business and may have a temporary job at Marquetti. Chloe is hurt that Sally made all of these decisions without consulting her since they are business partners. Chloe wishes Sally the best with Adam and hopes that Adam doesn’t break her heart again.

Adam and Chelsea head off to Maryland for their first in-person visit with Connor.

Jack talks to Nikki and he agrees to be her sponsor again and Diane is very angry about it.

Victor and Cole tell Claire, Nikki, and Victoria that Jordan was found on the banks of the river alive. Victor explains that Jordan was taken to maximum security prison and won’t hurt them again.

Jill has a video call with Billy and tells him she has been having rapid heartbeat and shortness of breath, so she went to London where her brother Snapper is taking care of her.

Billy wants more details about her condition but Jill doesn’t want to talk about it anymore. Jill tells Billy not to tell Lily or Devon about her condition. Jill tells Billy she will be fine and asks him to protect the legacy of the company. Jill tells Billy she is proud of him and loves him very much.

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Adam asks Sally to move in with him and she tells him she will think about it and give him an answer later.

Adam and Chelsea are nervous about going to Maryland for their first in-person visit since they sent Connor for treatment. Chelsea tells Summer about Connor ‘s OCD and that she has decided to take a leave of absence to concentrate on Connor and his treatment. Chelsea suggests to Summer that Sally fill in for her at Marquetti. Summer doesn’t like the idea but agrees to think about it.

Tucker promises Jack he will stay away from Ashley while he is in Paris on business.

Summer talks to Chelsea about Claire and why she is worried about her being Harrison ‘s nanny. Chelsea thinks Summer should give Claire a chance to prove herself and show she can be trusted. Summer interviews Claire and then decides to give her the nanny job on a provisional basis and Harrison is very happy.

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Days Best Lines For The Week Of May 20, 2024

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(about EJ coming after her for taking his job)
Paulina: What’s he gonna do? Put a horsehead in your bed?
Melinda: You never know.

Leo: This lady is not going to blow your whistle.
Holly: Why not?
Leo: You sound disappointed.

(to Kate)
Ava: I think you should know by now since word gets around in this town that I don’t like being threatened.

(to Sloan)
EJ: I wouldn’t turn this into a trashy reality show if I were you.

(to Everett and Stephanie)
Leo: Have you two decided if you’re a thing or a thing thing?

(to Everett and Stephanie when they were talking gibberish)
Leo: Is this some ancient straight person language I know nothing about and don’t want to know about?

(to Theresa when she told him he would find love again)
Brady: Love will find you? You got any more greeting card expressions?

(about the prom)
Theresa: Let’s hope there aren’t any telekinetic kids trying to get revenge.
Brady: This is Salem. They are probably everywhere.

(about Everett getting arrested)
Stephanie: What are you saying? You think Everett got what he deserved?
Chad: Yeah, when you go around punching people in the face.

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Days Nitpicks & Flubs For The Week Of May 20, 2024

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Monday

-Melinda could be heard talking to Paulina while Holly was shown.

-The music playing in Sloan’s scene could be heard in Nicole and Eric’s scene.

-Johnny called Roman “Uncle”, but Roman is his grandfather.

-Eric could be heard talking to Sloan while Leo was shown.

Tuesday

-Sloan could be heard talking to EJ while Leo was shown.

-Eric could be heard talking to Roman while Chad was shown.

-EJ could be heard talking to Sloan while Chad was shown.

-When Eric answered his phone, he thought it was Sloan. It’s likely that he has caller ID so he should know that it was Roman.

Wednesday

-The music playing in Alex’s scene could be heard while Chanel and Johnny were shown.

-Julie could be heard talking to herself while Theresa was shown.

-Theresa could be heard talking to Brady while Chad and Julie were shown.

-Brady could be heard talking to Theresa while Alex was shown.

Thursday

-Melinda could be heard talking to Sloan while Eric was shown.

-Chad could be heard talking on the phone while EJ was shown.

-Rafe could be heard talking on the phone while Stephanie was shown.

-Why would Stephanie defend Everett after he punched Eric? Eric is her cousin, yet she chose to defend the man who punched him in the face.

Friday

-Rafe could be heard talking to Marlena and Jada while Stephanie was shown.

-Sloan cried without any tears.

-Nicole could be heard using a laptop while Johnny was shown.

-Sloan’s flashback could be heard before it was shown.

 

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Days Short Recap Friday, May 24, 2024

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Marlena told Rafe and Jada that Everett had two personalities in his head. Chanel told Johnny that she was feeling excited about the baby. She was ready to tell everyone that they were having a baby. Nicole got a text from Holly apologizing to her for what she said. After she responded to the text, EJ showed up. When he was seemingly upset, she wanted to know why. Sloan told Eric that Jude wasn’t their son. Eric wanted to know what she was talking about. She told him the baby was Nicole and EJ’s. Sloan said the baby wasn’t dead. Eric said it was impossible, but she said it was true. When he wanted to know why she lied, she said she didn’t want to lose him. Chanel asked if Johnny wanted to tell people about the baby. Johnny said he wanted to tell people. Chanel thought he wanted to wait until they found out if the baby was healthy. He said he wanted to wait, but she convinced him that they should tell people. Johnny said he was concerned about telling people because of what happened with EJ and Nicole’s baby. Chanel said the news of their baby might help them heal. Nicole wanted to know why EJ was so upset. EJ said he hoped Paulina would change her mind about firing him. Nicole thought Paulina should change her mind. EJ said Paulina would regret crossing a DiMera. Eric asked Sloan if she took another woman’s child because she was afraid of losing him. Sloan said she was grieving over the miscarriage and the idea of being infertile. She said she thought he would leave her. Sloan said she wanted a family after losing hers. While she was talking, she told him about the snag that happened when they tried to adopt a baby. She told him the other parents didn’t want a horrible person like her raising their child. Sloan told him Dimitri showed up with the baby. Eric said Dimitri was supposed to take the baby to the hospital. Sloan said he couldn’t take the baby because of the police. She said she decided to keep the baby when she saw it. It was their last chance at being parents and holding on to him. She said she decided to keep the baby and keep it as theirs.

Marlena told Rafe and Jada that she thought Everett had DID. She said it was rare and misdiagnosed. It happened because of early childhood trauma. She thought Everett lashed out at Eric because of something that happened in his childhood. Jada said his behavior explained a lot. She called Stephanie to ask if she saw Everett. Stephanie said she didn’t see him. Jada said there was information that came to light and wanted her to come down to the police station to explain. Johnny and Chanel showed up at the mansion to talk to EJ and Nicole. While they were talking, they told EJ and Nicole that Chanel was pregnant. Eric wanted Sloan to tell him it wasn’t true. He asked about the test results that proved EJ wasn’t the father. Sloan said the results were tampered with. Eric asked if she did it. Sloan said she was heartbroken and wished she didn’t have to tell him now. Eric asked why she was telling him now. She flashed back to EJ threatening her. Sloan lied and said he was getting closer to the truth. She said Leo knew the truth. Eric realized Leo was going to tell the truth when he and Nicole found him. He ripped into her for accusing Nicole of kidnapping her child. Sloan said she did what she did because she loved him. Eric told her not to tell him she loved him. He said anyone who loved him wouldn’t have done what she did. While Marlena, Jada, and Rafe were talking about Everett, Stephanie showed up. Nicole was excited about Chanel’s pregnancy. She wondered if what happened to her was why they didn’t tell her sooner. Sloan told Eric that she did what she did because she loved him. Eric told her he was taking the baby back to Nicole and EJ. Jada talked to Stephanie about Everett’s DID. Stephanie wanted to know how they were going to help him. Marlena said he had to realize he needed help. Stephanie said she discharged him. Marlena said he discharged himself. Stephanie realized he lied to her. Marlena said he needed help, but he was resistant. EJ wanted to talk to Johnny privately. He confronted Johnny about the baby. Johnny said Chanel wanted to be optimistic about the baby no matter what. EJ asked if he believed that too. Johnny said he did. He said he was trying to be optimistic. EJ said Johnny was having misgivings about the baby. Johnny said it wasn’t his choice to say anything. EJ said it was his baby too. Johnny said Chanel was his wife. When Sloan wanted to say goodbye to Jude, Eric told her she didn’t have the right to do it. He didn’t want her to say another word. After he told the baby goodbye, he warned her not to leave because she was going to pay for what she did. Stephanie said she wanted to help Everett. Marlena said it would take therapy for him to get help. Stephanie asked if she wanted her to talk Everett into getting therapy. Marlena said it was the only thing that would help. Stephanie agreed to do it. Eric went to see EJ and Nicole to tell them Jude was their son.

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Days Short Recap Thursday, May 23, 2024

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Sloan told Melinda that EJ wanted her to tell Eric that he and Nicole are Jude’s parents. He wants Eric to lose everything. Sloan told her everything that happened with EJ. Melinda wanted her to keep her name out of it. She didn’t want to lose everything. Jada told Rafe that Everett was arrested. Stephanie told Chad about what happened with Eric and Everett. He wondered how long it took for the police to come. She didn’t understand why the police reacted that way when he was trying to help. Chad wondered if he really was trying to help. Eric talked to Marlena about why he got punched. He thought Everett was trying to protect Stephanie. He had to go and Marlena wanted him to be careful. Sloan couldn’t believe that Melinda was worried about what she would lose. Melinda told her that she was reinstated at the D.A. and thought the situation would ruin her. Sloan had to think of a way to get out of that situation. EJ told Nicole that he was fired as D.A. He reminded her that she wasn’t in any condition to handle the news. Nicole thought about kissing Eric. She felt terrible that she wasn’t there for him. He felt bad that he wasn’t there when she went through her argument with Holly. EJ thought Eric wouldn’t have had to be there. Jada told Rafe that Everett insisted that he was Robert when he got arrested. She thought Marlena could help him. Jada called Marlena to ask her to visit Everett at the station. Marlena told her that she wasn’t seeing him anymore. Jada remembered that Stephanie told her about it. Marlena informed her that she didn’t stop helping him. He decided to quit. Jada asked her to help him anyway. Melinda didn’t know what she could do to help Sloan when EJ was holding the cards. Sloan said that EJ would take her son and she would lose Eric. Melinda told her that she didn’t have a choice. Sloan said Eric and Jude were all she had and needed Melinda to help her. Stephanie defended Everett to Chad. She noticed the look on his face and wanted to know what that was about. Chad told her that Everett had violent tendencies. She insisted that he doesn’t act that way. Chad wondered if Bobby was the one who did it. He thought Everett overreacted to the situation. Jada and Rafe were talking to Everett and he insisted that he was Robert. Everett said that every keeps calling him Robert. Marlena arrived and he seemed to forget what happened. He wanted to know what happened.

EJ tried to make Nicole feel better about what happened with Holly. He assured her that she was a good mother. Sloan told Melinda that she might get something out of going along with EJ’s plan. She could get money and Eric wouldn’t know the truth. Sloan thought Eric deserved to know the truth. Melinda advised her not to tell Eric the truth. She thought she should move on with her life. Marlena talked to Everett about what happened. He wanted to leave. Everett didn’t seem to know why he was at the station. Marlena wanted to know his name. He told her that he’s Everett. Everett didn’t remember referring to himself as Bobby. She asked him why he attacked her son. Sloan talked to Melinda about how happy Eric was with Jude. She wondered where she went wrong. Eric arrived while Sloan was talking to Melinda. Nicole thought Paulina has been unpredictable and wanted to talk to Abe about firing EJ. He didn’t want her to speak on his behalf. EJ thought Paulina’s actions were a direct result of her radiation. He wanted to have the votes recalled and get the job himself. Nicole didn’t think it was a good idea. EJ left and made a call. He wanted to know what was going on at Sloan’s apartment. Marlena was surprised that Everett didn’t remember hitting Eric. Everett told her what happened when he saw Eric. Rafe and Jada arrived when Marlena talked to him about therapy. He told him that he made bail. Everett wanted the cuffs off. Eric wondered if he did anything to upset Sloan. She wanted to tell him the truth about Jude. Sloan told him that he wasn’t their son. Eric knew that he wasn’t their biological son and that she was mourning the loss of their son. Sloan wanted to tell him what she did with Jude. She blurted out that Jude was Nicole and EJ’s son. Sloan told him their son didn’t die and that Jude is their child.

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Days Update Friday, May 24, 2024

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Stephanie works at the Spectator. She looks behind her at the empty desk and then grabs her phone to call Everett but it goes straight to voicemail again. Stephanie leaves a message that she’s starting to worry as she asks where he is.

In the interrogation room, Rafe and Jada question Marlena knowing why Everett acted so strangely and attacked Eric unprovoked. Marlena says she can’t give them information from their therapy sessions but just from what she gathered here since she is no longer his psychiatrist. Jada asks if she has a possible diagnosis. Marlena says it would only be based on what they saw in this room. Rafe remarks that it was like he was two very different people. Jada and Marlena agree that it was like he was Bobby and Everett, two very different people who live inside his head.

Johnny and Chanel have coffee and breakfast in the town square. Johnny talks about Chanel being over her morning sickness. Chanel talks about being excited about the baby. Johnny says he’s excited to. Chanel says screw fear, doubt, and worry as she’s deciding that she’s done living in dread over what being exposed to radiation may or may not have done to their baby. Chanel announces that she wants to tell all of their friends and family that they are expecting and she hopes they are all just as happy. Chanel asks what Johnny says to that.

Nicole sits in the living room of the DiMera Mansion when she gets a text from Holly, apologizing for what she said and their fight, adding that she hopes Nicole can forgive her. Nicole smiles and texts back that she loves her. EJ then enters with a tray of food and asks if Nicole is alright. Nicole responds that she’s relieved because she just got a text from Holly, saying she was sorry for what she said to her. EJ says she knew Holly would come around eventually. EJ then gets a call from Rita. EJ angrily tells her that he told her not to bother him today unless it was urgent. EJ tells Rita to set it up for Monday Morning and orders her not to call again as he hangs up. Nicole questions how EJ snapped at Rita which EJ says is nothing new. Nicole says she’s never heard him speak to her like that. EJ says she’ll be fine. Nicole is sure Rita is thrown like she was and says she can tell something is upsetting him. EJ promises he’s fine but Nicole doesn’t buy it and asks what has him so wound up.

Eric tells Sloan that he knows Jude isn’t their son biologically and that she’s still mourning the loss of their child. Sloan stops him and declares that Jude isn’t their son biologically or otherwise. Eric asks if there’s something wrong with the adoption. Sloan says no, so Eric asks what it is. Sloan says she’s trying to tell him what she did with Jude. Eric worries that she had a lot to drink last night and goes to get her some water but Sloan stops him and announces that Jude is Nicole and EJ’s baby, as their baby didn’t die but is very much alive and is right there, leaving Eric in shock. Eric calls it not possible but Sloan reveals it’s true and she lied the whole time. Eric asks why. Sloan responds that she didn’t want to lose him.

Chanel asks if Johnny doesn’t want her to tell people that she’s pregnant. Johnny says he wants to tell people eventually. Chanel guesses he wants to wait until they are sure the baby is okay and the radiation didn’t cause any issues. Chanel says she gets that but she’s sick of the what if’s when their baby could be perfectly fine. Chanel encourages focusing on the positives instead and asks if they should throw a party at the DiMera Mansion to announce they are expecting or a video on social media. Johnny suggests slowing down but Chanel wants to enjoy every moment of the pregnancy and says they can’t do that until they stop treating it like a deep, dark secret. Johnny responds that it’s not just the scare of the radiation exposure that makes him hesitant to tell people. Chanel asks what the other reason is. Johnny points out that it wasn’t so long ago that EJ and Nicole lost their baby. Chanel suggests that maybe EJ and Nicole finding out they have a grandchild on the way will be the news they need to start to heal. Chanel points out that they are going to have to tell them sometime and she’s going to start showing before long. Chanel declares that their baby is here to stay, so it’s time to start thinking about the future.

Nicole wants an explanation as to why EJ bit Rita’s head off on the phone and why he’s acting all edgy and anxious. EJ insists that it’s not a big deal. EJ guesses he was hoping that Paulina was calling to say she came to her senses and would keep him on as district attorney but that’s not going to happen as she was final in her decision. Nicole calls it Paulina’s loss since EJ was good at the job. EJ agrees and declares that when he has Paulina recalled as Mayor, she will rue the day that she crossed a DiMera. Nicole tells EJ that he will have plenty of time to figure out how to extract his non-violent revenge against Paulina, but reminds him they are supposed to be relaxing this afternoon. Nicole calls him over to massage his neck and questions why he keeps checking his watch. EJ claims there’s no reason but Nicole demands an answer as to why he’s so on edge. EJ responds that he’s expecting a delivery.

Eric questions Sloan taking another woman’s child because she was afraid to lose him. Sloan says she was grieving after the miscarriage and being told she was infertile while knowing how much it meant to Eric to be a father. Sloan thought if she couldn’t give him a child, he would leave her and she wanted to have a family with him so badly. Sloan talks about being so happy and relieved when he agreed to adopt, like they had been given a second chance. Eric complains that his head is spinning. Sloan reveals that the adoption fell through at the very last minute because the parents pulled out after they looked into her background and didn’t want a horrible person like her raising their child. Sloan cries that she was devastated to lose their second chance and then Dimitri Von Leuschner showed up at her doorstep with a baby. Eric recalls Dimitri and Leo delivering Nicole’s baby on the roadside and Dimitri was supposed to take the baby to the hospital. Sloan explains that he couldn’t because he was on the run and the hospital was swarming with cops, so when she saw the baby boy, she decided to keep him. Sloan saw it as their last chance at being parents, at happiness, and her last chance to hold onto Eric. Sloan says that’s when she made the choice to take Nicole’s baby as their baby.

Marlena informs Rafe and Jada that she thinks Everett has Dissociative Identity Disorder. Rafe recalls Abigail having that. Marlena calls it very rare and often misdiagnosed, noting that it usually happens because of some early childhood trauma. Marlena thinks Everett may have lashed out at Eric because he was triggered by something in his own childhood which led him to turn in to Bobby. Jada says this would explain so much. Rafe thinks they should call Stephanie to warn her since she posted his bail. Jada calls Stephanie and asks if she’s seen Everett today since he’s been out on bail. Stephanie responds that she hasn’t but she’s been trying to reach him and he’s not picking up. Stephanie asks if Jada knows where he is. Jada says she doesn’t but some new information has come to light, so she asks Stephanie to come to the police station to discuss some things.

Nicole questions what kind of delivery EJ is expecting. EJ says it’s nothing Nicole needs to concern herself for now. Nicole asks about him being so cryptic. They start to kiss until Johnny and Chanel walk in and greet them. Johnny tells EJ that he hadn’t gotten to talk to him since he lost his district attorney job and he’s sorry about that. EJ says he appreciates that. Chanel says the same and that she would put in a good word for him, but her and Paulina are not on the best of terms. EJ supposes that even Chanel thinks Paulina was in the wrong for leaving isolation and subjecting her and others to radiation. Chanel confirms that she does, especially because she’s pregnant.

Eric asks Sloan if this is a horrible nightmare that isn’t true. Sloan wishes it was. Eric asks about the DNA test results that proved Nicole and EJ weren’t Jude’s parents. Sloan admits the results were tampered with by her. Sloan assures her heart is broken and that Eric’s is probably more than her. Sloan wishes she didn’t have to tell him this. Eric asks why she is telling him now then. Sloan thinks back to EJ’s warning. Sloan then tells Eric that she’s coming clean now because she had to. Eric demands to know why. Sloan claims it’s because Eric was getting closer and closer to the truth and every time she put out a fire, another would pop up. Eric asks what she’s talking about. Sloan reveals that Leo knew the truth since he delivered the baby on the side of the road which is why he felt such a bond with Jude and then Dimitri told him. Eric realizes that Leo was going to tell him at the Salem Inn that night and he said he had news to share with Nicole. Sloan admits that’s why Nicole felt such a bond with Jude as she must have just sensed it. Eric argues that Sloan shunned Nicole and accused her of kidnapping her child when she knew all along that Jude was Nicole’s child and her baby was alive. Eric complains that Sloan put Nicole and EJ through Hell by making them think their child was dead. Sloan screams that she did it because she loves Eric. Eric tells her not to tell him that she loves him or Jude because nobody would’ve done that. Eric declares that Sloan is incapable of love.

Jada tells Marlena that out of all her years as a detective, she’s never come across anyone with D.I.D. and didn’t even think it was real. Marlena says there’s a lot of myths about it but confirms it is real. Marlena talks about Abigail suffering from it and the difficulties her and Chad had with it. Marlena mentions Abigail being successfully treated for it, so she believes Everett can be as well. Rafe points out that nobody knows where Everett is now. Stephanie then arrives and assumes they are talking about her bailing out Everett which Rafe confirms. Stephanie asks why she shouldn’t have and what’s going on.

Nicole congratulates Johnny and Chanel, telling them how exciting this is. Nicole then realizes EJ already knew and questions if they didn’t tell her because they didn’t think she could handle it. Johnny explains that they weren’t telling anyone and he only told EJ in confidence. Chanel adds that as soon as they started telling people, they wanted her to be the first to know. Nicole calls that sweet and excitedly tells them that they will be great parents. EJ asks for a private father-son talk with Johnny, so they step out of the room.

Eric questions how Sloan could do this to EJ and Nicole and to him. Sloan knows it was terrible and repeats that she did it because she loves him but Eric doesn’t want to hear it. Sloan hugs Eric and cries that she did it for them. Eric yells at her to stop as she repeats that she loves him. Eric pulls away and goes to Jude to ask if he’s ready to go. Sloan questions what he’s doing. Eric declares that he’s going to take Jude back to his real parents.

Stephanie can’t believe it as she hears about Everett having D.I.D. Jada talks about how it makes sense and everything he did to hurt her was because his other personality didn’t know the other one existed, so it was because of his illness. Stephanie says now the question is what do they do to help him. Marlena responds that he first must admit he needs help. Stephanie brings up Marlena discharging Everett from her care which Marlena clarifies never happened as she urged him to stay in treatment. Stephanie realizes that Everett lied to her. Marlena confirms that Everett is resistant to getting help because he’s terribly frightened, but says that is where Stephanie comes in.

EJ argues that Johnny isn’t thinking straight and questions why he would make this decision when he knows it’s a catastrophic decision. Johnny argues that it’s none of EJ’s business. EJ complains that it was when he flew in the specialist from Switzerland. Johnny argues that EJ only did that to try and control their decision. EJ disagrees and says he was trying to be helpful. Johnny tells EJ to be helpful then, pointing out that Chanel is excited and happy about the baby as she has chosen to be optimistic and to believe the baby will be a blessing no matter what. EJ asks if Johnny has also chosen to believe that. Johnny responds that he has and he’s trying to be happy and excited. EJ argues that he knows Johnny is having serious misgivings about this. Johnny admits he’s a little worried as he doesn’t know if going through with the pregnancy is the right thing but he doesn’t know if it’s his place to say so, since Chanel is carrying the child and she is his wife so he won’t just overrule her. EJ repeats that he thinks he’s making a terrible mistake. Johnny says he’s entitled to his opinion but declares that if it makes his wife happy, it’s never a mistake to him.

Nicole gives Chanel a baby book that she got at her baby shower. Nicole thought she gave away all the gifts she got but came across this. Chanel tells her that she’s really grateful and calls it their first baby gift. Chanel knows it must be really hard for Nicole. Nicole admits it is but it’s because seeing how excited Chanel is reminds her of how excited she was to raise another child. Nicole assures that she’s very happy for her. Chanel thanks her as they hug.

Eric begins packing a bag. Sloan starts to cry over Jude but Eric tells her to stay away from him. Sloan wants to say goodbye to Jude but Eric says she doesn’t get to do that and orders her not to say another word.

Nicole apologizes to Chanel for falling apart when they have such wonderful news. EJ and Johnny come back in. EJ asks what’s wrong. Nicole explains that she just got emotional which Chanel says is understandable. Nicole says she should be focusing on the positive and their baby will bring so much joy to their lives. Johnny suggests they head upstairs. Chanel thanks Nicole for her kindness and says she’ll see them later as she and Johnny exit. EJ wishes he could take Nicole’s pain away. Nicole responds that no one can, but she does seem to move forward since she has a daughter, a husband, and a new job, but she has to accept the fact that the pain is always going to be there and will never go away. EJ hugs her and checks his watch again.

Eric tearfully says goodbye to Jude and talks about how much he will miss him, but it’s time to meet his real parents. Eric picks up Jude and tells Sloan not to think about leaving because he will be back and she will pay for what she has done. Eric then exits with Jude, leaving Sloan in tears.

Stephanie says she wants to help Everett in any way she can but questions what she can do. Marlena responds that the most effective treatment for D.I.D. is intense psychotherapy. Jada adds that is if Everett or Bobby is open to being helped. Stephanie guesses Marlena hopes that she can convince him to get back in to treatment. Marlena thinks she is the best shot they have since they are friends and he trusts her. Stephanie agrees to do whatever she can. Marlena calls it the first step. Stephanie asks if there’s any particular strategy to persuade Everett that he has to get help. Marlena thinks the best strategy is to proceed carefully since if he senses she’s forcing him, he will become defiant and resistant. Stephanie says she understands. Marlena warns that they have to proceed very carefully. Rafe points out that first, they have to find him.

Johnny and Chanel go to their bedroom. Johnny asks how it felt to finally tell people about the pregnancy. Chanel notes that EJ and Nicole are family, so it felt right. Chanel asks what EJ had to talk to him about in private. Johnny says since EJ hired the specialist, he knows about all the dangers and risks of the radiation. Chanel asks what EJ said, so Johnny claims that EJ just told him they don’t have to worry about the bills and he’ll have it all covered. Chanel is surprised and calls that really kind of him. Johnny asks about Chanel’s talk with Nicole. Chanel says it was so sad. Chanel shows Johnny the baby book that Nicole gave her from her baby shower as she couldn’t bring herself to get rid of it. Johnny says it was sweet of Nicole to give it to her. Chanel worries that Nicole is still in such terrible pain and grieving the baby boy that she and EJ lost. Chanel feels them having a baby is going to make it harder for Nicole to heal as it will be a constant reminder of her loss. Johnny says there is no avoiding that but Chanel suggests they could move out and get their own place.

Sloan picks up Jude’s stuffed bear that was left behind and holds it as she cries.

EJ and Nicole sit together in the living room. EJ says he hopes she’s feeling better. Nicole says she is and thanks him for taking such good care of her. EJ says that’s what he loves to do. The doorbell rings so EJ says he’ll get it. Nicole says maybe it’s the delivery he’s expecting. EJ says they will see and goes to answer the door to see Eric with Jude. Nicole joins EJ at the door as EJ asks what brings Eric by. Nicole greets Eric and asks what he’s doing here. Eric remains silent so Nicole asks what’s going on. Eric reveals to Nicole that her son didn’t die and announces that Jude is her son. Eric hands Jude over to Nicole. Nicole is shocked as EJ smiles while Eric looks on in tears.

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Cody tells Tracy that Gregory died in his sleep and she tells Cody that he is a lot like Gregory. Tracy talks to Stella and shares her grief about Gregory and she tells Stella that Gregory changed her for the better and that is why she doesn’t want to let him down because he was a good man.

Tracy tells Stella that she wants to take care of Gregory’s medical bills without the family knowing she took care of the bills for them.

Elizabeth tells Portia that Finn had a momentary slip and has been drinking ever since he found Gregory’s dead body. Elizabeth asks Portia to keep it a secret because she is sure he will get back on track again. Portia promises to keep Elizabeth’s secret about Finn’s drinking.

Chase and Finn share memories of Gregory and share how much they will miss him. Finn tells Chase to get rid of the vodka bottle and later Finn decides to go to a meeting.

Fergus Byrne tells the court that Alexis is responsible for the death of both his brothers and she shouldn’t practice law because she likes to manipulate the law when it suits her. Alexis tells the court that she was disbarred because of a vendetta and she deserves to practice law again. The court tells Alexis they will notify her of their decision in thirty days.

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Alexis asks the judge to make Fergus disclose who accused her of perjury years ago and caused her to be disbarred. Fergus tells Alexis that her accuser was Ava Jerome. Diane asks for a ten-minute recess so she and Alexis can regroup and think about their closing argument. Alexis figures out that her disbarment had nothing to do with the law, it was just because she was upset that Alexis broke up with Julian to be with Neil.

Dex decides not to press charges against Sonny because he doesn’t want the stress of testifying to put Kristina’s pregnancy at risk. Ava persuades Sonny that the fact that his children and Dex are turning against him is Jason’s fault.

Elizabeth calls Chase and tells him that Finn needs him since she was unable to persuade him to go to a meeting. Finn tells Chase the details of how he found Gregory dead in his bedroom and admits to drinking a few drinks and breaking his sobriety.

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Nick thinks Summer is angry with Jordan for what she did to Harrison but she is taking it out on Claire because Jordan isn’t around for Summer to tell her how angry she with her for what she did to her family. Nikki also tells Summer she thinks Claire is a kind caring person despite everything Jordan put her through when she was growing up.

Kyle and Harrison invite Claire to ride the Ferris wheel with them. Summer later sees Claire, Kyle, and Harrison in the park and tells Claire they should get together later to discuss her being Harrison’s nanny.

Michael and Cole go to Jordan’s cell in the wine cellar and tell her they are going to put her in a proper jail cell. Victor arrives and tells Michael and Cole he isn’t going to let them take Jordan anywhere.

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Eric picks up Jude from the Brady Pub and exits wearing sunglasses, then runs in to Marlena, who notes him being out early. Eric explains that he was just picking up Jude since Roman and Kate watched him for them last night. Marlena points out that she and John would love to do that as well any time they need. Eric says he has to get going but Marlena stops him and demands that he remove his sunglasses, so he does, revealing a black eye. Marlena questions what happened to him. Eric responds that Everett Lynch happened.

Melinda goes to Sloan’s. Sloan tells Melinda that she has to help her before Eric gets home. Sloan reveals that last night, EJ gave her 24 hours to tell Eric the truth that Jude is Nicole’s baby and he wants her to lie to Eric by saying that EJ is the father, so that Eric loses everything. Melinda is shocked and worries that Eric will have her arrested. Melinda brings up that Sloan and EJ had a deal. Sloan explains that was before EJ saw Nicole drunkenly kissing Eric last night, so he thinks it will take a baby to cement their marriage now. Melinda questions him being that insecure. Sloan says that EJ understands the bond Eric and Nicole share as much as she does. Sloan feels that there has to be a way to stop EJ. Melinda worries that Sloan has to keep her name out of this because if EJ finds out she’s involved, she will lose everything too.

At the DiMera Mansion, EJ finishes a call as he heads in to the living room where Nicole is. Nicole asks how he’s doing. EJ responds that it’s her he’s concerned about and he had no idea she was up. Nicole says hangovers end eventually, but he still hasn’t told her how he’s doing. EJ responds that he’s fine and asks why she would think otherwise. Nicole then reveals the news article on Paulina relieving EJ of his duties as district attorney, effective immediately. Nicole tells EJ that she’s so sorry.

At the Spectator, Chad finishes a call saying that he put out a call to EJ for a comment but hasn’t heard back. Stephanie then arrives so Chad asks how Paulina is and thanks her for the scoop. Chad mentions that Everett is usually in by now but he hasn’t heard from him. Stephanie doubts anyone has heard from him. Chad says he’ll give him a call but Stephanie says not to bother because she knows where he is.

Everett lays in the bed of a jail cell, frustrated.

At the police station, Rafe is on the phone with Harris, questioning him needing more personal days. Rafe says he’ll call him back and hangs up as Jade reveals that the assault arrest from last night was Robert Stein.

Stephanie tells Chad about Everett punching Eric in the face, explaining the situation with Sloan and next thing they knew, Everett was in the middle of it and decked Eric. Stephanie can only assume that Everett thought Eric was a threat which Chad questions. Stephanie adds that it was chaos by the time the police showed up and she couldn’t get a statement before Everett was handcuffed and taken away. Stephanie feels bad and argues that they didn’t have to arrest Everett when he was only trying to help. Chad asks if she’s sure about that.

Eric tells Marlena about Sloan being drunk and he was trying to get her home, but Everett thought he was manhandling her and tried to help her out. Eric says Sloan is home now, waiting for him, so Marlena tells him to go ahead as they hug. Marlena asks Eric to be careful as he walks away.

Sloan questions Melinda saying she’d lose everything. Melinda explains that Paulina fired EJ and gave her back her old job as district attorney and they know EJ will be out for blood if he even has a hint that she’s involved in this. Sloan assures that she told EJ she took care of all the adoption paperwork herself. Sloan wants to think of something to get her out of this sticky corner but Melinda declares that EJ has her beat.

Nicole can’t believe EJ was fired and asks why he didn’t tell her. EJ thought it could wait, pointing out that she wasn’t in condition to process news last night which Nicole admits. EJ says that’s all behind her now as today is a new day and yesterday is a memory. Nicole flashes back to kissing Eric and then agrees with EJ. Nicole says she feels terrible for not being there for EJ while EJ feels terrible for not being there after her fight with Holly as if he was, she might not have gotten drunk and Eric wouldn’t have felt the need to play hero.

Rafe and Jada go over that Everett decked Eric and when arrested, told police that his name was Robert Stein but they booked him as Everett Lynch because that’s what his ID says, though he kept insisting his name was Robert Stein. Rafe says the plot thickens. Jada wonders if Marlena could help since she is his therapist. Rafe agrees that it couldn’t hurt to call, so Jada then calls Marlena. Marlena asks if everything is alright. Jada informs her that she has one of her patients in custody at the police station, so she hoped she could come see him. Marlena says she has free time now and asks who the patient is. Jada responds that it’s Everett Lynch, but he insisted he’s Robert Stein. Marlena then reveals that she’s no longer seeing him. Jada notes that Stephanie mentioned she discharged him but Marlena clarifies that Everett actually quit against her advice. Jada asks if she could come see him any way as they would appreciate any help she could give them. Marlena then agrees to come and hangs up.

Sloan tells Melinda that this is no time to give up. Melinda says she wouldn’t if she knew how to help but questions what the hell she can do when EJ is holding all the cards. Sloan cries that she can’t let EJ take Jude and she would be losing Eric forever. Melinda worries that Sloan may have no choice. Sloan insists that there has to be something they haven’t thought of. Sloan calls Eric and Jude her life, so she can’t lose them as they are all she has. Sloan pleads with Melinda to help her beat EJ.

Nicole apologizes to EJ for him not being the one to come get her, but says Eric was hardly being a hero as he was just concerned that she didn’t show up for work. EJ asks if she’s feeling better today about her fight with Holly but Nicole says not really as she keeps going over it in her head and Holly telling her that her babies were lucky to have died to not have a mother like her. Nicole calls that the worst thing she could’ve ever said to her. EJ says he’s so sorry. Nicole says trying to dull the pain in the booze worked while she was wasted, but now she feels plenty of it as EJ hugs her.

Stephanie asks if Chad thinks Everett got what’s coming to him. Chad thinks there tends to be consequences when you go around punching people in the face. Stephanie feels Everett was reacting to what he thought was physical abuse. Chad laughs it off and says he wasn’t there, so he’ll just stay out of it. Stephanie says he will be released soon because she paid his bail. Chad questions why she would pay his bail. Stephanie responds that she wanted to. Stephanie knows that Everett isn’t Chad’s favorite person, but says they have been getting along really well lately. Chad tells Stephanie that he cares about her and Everett has violent tendencies. Stephanie insists that Everett isn’t violent and what happened was just Sloan making a scene and Everett overreacting, but that wasn’t him. Chad asks who it was then, Bobby? Stephanie blames the circumstances while Chad insists that Everett used violence in a situation where it wasn’t needed and asks how she explains that.

Jada visits Everett in his cell. Everett says it’s nice to see her and that she looks really good. Everett asks if it’s a little bit nice to see him too. Jada questions what is going on with him. Rafe joins Jada as Everett says that Jada showing up here is a major upside. Rafe decides that’s enough and demands Everett shut up and turn around. Rafe then enters Everett’s cell and handcuffs him. Jada asks if that’s really necessary. Rafe says she read the report and then escorts Everett out of his cell to go see Marlena. Everett thanks Jada on his way out, leaving her confused.

Chad asks how Stephanie is feeling after all the tequila last night. Stephanie says she’s okay and had some coffee. Chad asks if that’s her hangover cure. Stephanie jokes that it works every time and asks about Chad, feeling he seems a little off. Chad calls her very perceptive. Stephanie asks if he feels like talking about it. Chad explains that the other day, Nicole found notes on a story that Abigail was working on before she died as apparently she was onto Clyde’s drug ring before anyone else was. Chad says it has his head spinning that maybe Abigail’s death wasn’t the accident they all thought it was and that her death wasn’t collateral damage. Chad feels maybe Abigail was the target all along and not Belle. Stephanie knows that Chad thinks he could’ve done something to protect her if he had known. Stephanie assures that he never could’ve predicted what happened and that Abigail wouldn’t want him to beat himself up about it. Stephanie feels Chad needs a positive distraction. Chad informs her that they did finally move back in to the Horton House with Doug and Julie. Stephanie calls that amazing. Chad says Doug and Julie are very happy. Chad adds that he went to he and Abigail’s room at the DiMera Mansion where everything happened. Stephanie asks if he got closure. Chad says maybe, but now that they are back at the Horton House, he’s more sure than ever that it’s where he’s supposed to be as it’s the only place he feels close to Abigail.

Rafe and Jada bring Everett to the interrogation room. Rafe starts by asking him his name. Everett says he went over all of this with the cops last night and responds that his name is Robert Stein. Rafe questions why he insists on them calling him Robert Stein. He responds that that’s his name. Rafe brings up that he’s been going by Everett. Marlena then arrives and asks if she’s interrupting. Everett questions what she’s doing there and then asks why he’s here. Everett questions what is going on.

EJ tells Nicole that he’s sorry that she is hurting, but he knows in time that she and Holly will work things out. Nicole remains unsure. EJ insists that Holly is a teenager and strong-willed like her mother, so she lashed out. EJ encourages that Nicole has showered Holly with love. Nicole talks about keeping Holly away from the guy she loves. EJ feels that Holly will one day realize that being kept from Tate is in her best interest. EJ calls Nicole the most amazing woman he’s ever known and says her battles have made her a strong, independent woman that Holly will come to appreciate. EJ adds that any child would be lucky to call Nicole their mother. Nicole thanks him. EJ promises that she will prove that again.

Melinda asks Sloan to promise not to go on the run with Jude, insisting that she can’t do that. Sloan knows she couldn’t outrun EJ. Sloan says if she does what EJ says and admits that Jude is Nicole’s and make Eric believe the lie that EJ is the father, then EJ will help her disappear. Melinda points out that Sloan would be safe. Sloan acknowledges that Eric would never know the truth that he is Jude’s father. Sloan then argues that she could just say to Hell with EJ since Eric deserves to know the truth. Melinda questions her double crossing EJ and tells her to use her head because screwing over EJ would be screwing herself. Melinda advises Sloan that she needs to start over very far away or else Eric knows he’s a dad and her life is essentially over which is the choice she has to make.

Marlena sits with Everett in the interrogation room and asks how he’s feeling. Everett responds that he’s confused, saying last night is a blur and he has a massive headache. Everett asks if they can just get this done quickly so he can get out of here and start on his hangover cure. Everett questions again why he’s here. Marlena asks what she should call him. He responds that his name is Everett Lynch. Marlena asks if he remembers going by Bobby or by Robert Stein. Everett says he doesn’t and asks why she is asking him this now. Marlena says what’s more important to her is to ask him why he attacked her son Eric.

Sloan shows Melinda a framed photo of her and Eric, pointing out how Eric was completely content because he has all he ever wanted and it finally all came together for him. Sloan says when that was threatened, she paid good money to Leo to keep it that way. Melinda says she knows all of that. Sloan questions if that’s where she went wrong by getting involved in the blackmailing. Melinda understands Sloan was cornered. Sloan states that she loved Eric more than she’s loved anyone in her whole life and she doesn’t want to lose him. Eric then comes home with Jude. Eric is surprised that Sloan is up while Melinda says she was in the neighborhood and couldn’t resist coming to visit Jude. Eric says it might not be the best time so Melinda says she’ll call first next time and get out of their hair. Melinda then exits. Eric guesses it goes without saying that they need to talk, which Sloan agrees with.

Nicole tells EJ that he takes such good care of her. EJ assures that she is always his priority. Nicole feels she’s making a scene when EJ just lost his job that meant a lot to him. EJ says he’ll survive. Nicole asks him not to hide his feelings for her sake. Nicole adds that the article didn’t say why Paulina fired him and she’s been unpredictable these days. Nicole offers to talk to Abe but EJ doesn’t want her fighting his battles for him. EJ acknowledges that she has hit on something in Paulina’s unpredictability which is coming from her health issues and her ill-advised stunt on Smith Island. EJ says he’s heard rumblings about the questionable Salem leadership and he feels this latest act could be the final straw to spark real change. Nicole asks what he’s talking about. EJ declares that he’s going to petition to start a new election, which he would win to become Mayor. Nicole worries that he was busy as district attorney and this will double his work load. EJ says he will delegate and see himself more as the face of the city. EJ decides he will call his assistant Rita to get the ball rolling. Nicole feels it’s so fast and abrupt. EJ asks why procrastinate when you know what you want. EJ declares that acting fast is the best way to get the outcome you desire. EJ then leaves the room as Nicole looks back at her tablet. EJ makes a call to his contact, who informs him that Melinda just left so now it’s just Sloan, Eric, and the baby. EJ says the next person they see leaving should be Sloan on her way to him. EJ orders his contact to stay put and let him know when that happens.

Marlena questions Everett not remembering hitting Eric which he confirms. Everett says the last thing he remembers is downing a shot right as Eric walked in to the bar and he was trying to get through to his wife, who was drinking quite a lot. Everett recalls that Eric kept pressing but Sloan ignored him and they were yelling and then everything goes blank. Rafe and Jada watch through the window. Everett apologizes and wishes he could tell her more. Marlena says they have a few pieces of information so they will start putting those together. Rafe and Jada return to the room as Rafe announces Everett’s bail has been posted. Everett asks for the handcuffs to be removed then as he’d like to go home.

Stephanie tells Chad that bail has been posted so she should be hearing from Everett soon, unless he shows up here at the office. Chad questions her thinking that he’d come straight here after spending the night in jail. Stephanie responds that Everett is a pro and knows he has a job to do, just like he knows that he owes Eric a serious apology especially if they are going to be working together. Chad informs her that he just got off the phone with Julie and he has to go pick up Thomas from soccer practice. Stephanie agrees to keep an eye on the place until Everett arrives. Chad tells her to have Everett call him when he gets in. Chad thanks her and exits.

EJ returns to Nicole and says he thinks Rita is secretly excited about working for the future Mayor, though she is concerned about the extra workload. Nicole says she’s going to go to the office as he starts working on his new endeavor. EJ questions her leaving. Nicole says she didn’t get much done yesterday and she could use the distraction but EJ tells her not to, so Nicole asks why not.

Eric tells Sloan that he wants to talk as one of the most important things in a marriage is communication. Eric asks if it’s him that did something to upset her. Sloan assures that he did not. Sloan then declares that it’s time she tells him the truth about Jude. Eric asks what about their son. Sloan then reveals Jude is not their son.

Marlena asks if Everett wants to go to her office and finish their conversation. Everett thanks her but says it’s been a long day as he then exits. Jada asks Marlena what Everett told her and if he remembered hitting Eric. Marlena says that all he remembers is Eric trying to get Sloan to go home but after that, it’s all blank. Rafe asks if he could’ve been so drunk that he blacked it all out. Marlena doesn’t think drinking had anything to do with what happened last night, but she has a pretty good idea of what’s going on with him.

Nicole knows EJ is worried about her but thinks she’ll go stir crazy sitting around with nothing to do. EJ says it’s not really nothing when they are doing it together. EJ points out that they both had a rough night and suggests they have a relaxing day here with no plans. Nicole questions doing nothing. EJ feels it must sound tempting. Nicole agrees as they hug. EJ tells Nicole that he loves taking care of her. Nicole says she loves being taken care of. EJ repeats that he wishes he was the one who tracked her down and found her drowning her sorrows to bring her back instead of Eric. EJ declares that it’s the two of them now.

Eric tells Sloan that he knows Jude isn’t their son biologically and that she’s still mourning the loss of their child. Sloan stops him and declares that Jude isn’t their son biologically or otherwise. Eric asks if there’s something wrong with the adoption. Sloan says no, so Eric asks what it is. Sloan says she’s trying to tell him what she did with Jude. Eric worries that she had a lot to drink last night and goes to get her some water but Sloan stops him and announces that Jude is Nicole and EJ’s baby, as their baby didn’t die but is very much alive and is right there, leaving Eric in shock.

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Johnny joins Chanel at the Bakery to make sure she had enough to eat. Johnny mentions that she can’t keep avoiding her mom forever. Chanel knows he’s worried about Paulina being upset and that it’s not good for her. Johnny says he’s not going to pressure her on it as it’s between her and Paulina. Chanel responds that she will deal with it eventually, but on her terms. Johnny reminds her about no heavy lifting but Chanel points out that the doctor said to treat it like a normal pregnancy.

Maggie joins Alex in the Titan office and says she needs approval to set aside an office at Titan for Konstantin. Alex declares there is no way in hell that he’s going to let Konstantin work at Titan.

Brady is on his laptop at the Brady Pub as Theresa arrives and joins him. Brady comments on her good mood and asks what’s going on. Theresa responds that she updated her resume, had a really great workout, and is back together with Alex. Brady says that’s great if that’s what she wanted. Theresa confirms it’s exactly what she wanted. Brady asks where exactly that leaves Alex and Kristen.

Julie sits in the living room of the Kiriakis Mansion doing a crossword puzzle. Chad joins her and comments on the traffic, then they joke about the crossword. Julie then gets a call and says it’s nice to hear from them. Julie gets excited and says that’s wonderful. Julie thanks them and hangs up as she then announces to Chad that she just got the best news she’s had in ages.

Tate and Aaron walk through the town square, talking about their school work. Aaron mentions not finishing a test which Tate questions. Aaron says he had other things on his mind and tells Tate that he had gotten donuts for Holly and planned to officially ask her to the prom even though she already asked him, but now her mom won’t even let her go. Tate encourages that he might be able to help him out.

Theresa tells Brady that there is no Alex and Kristen and never will be, calling it just a pathetic attempt to make them jealous. Brady remarks that it’s good that they didn’t fall for it. Theresa admits that she may have overreacted. Brady agrees that it was pathetic and he’s disappointed that his vacation from Kristen is over because she will do anything to get back in his life. Theresa asks if there’s any chance that she will. Brady assures there’s no chance in Hell. Theresa says that’s good and calls Kristen a psychopathic maniac, adding that Brady deserves better. Theresa tells Brady that he deserves someone very special because he is and she knows he will find her. Brady calls those kind words but he’s not so sure. Brady used to think he would find the perfect girl for him but with his track record, he doesn’t know if it’s ever going to happen so maybe it wasn’t meant to be.

Maggie questions Alex not allowing an office for her future husband and argues that she doesn’t need his permission to do anything, so she’s not going to allow him to call the shots. Maggie adds that she’s not asking Alex to give Konstantin a job, just an office space because she’s establishing a trust with her portion of Victor’s estate and Konstantin has a lot of time on his hands, so he’d like to help and she figured he could distribute the funds. Alex argues that he can do that from home. Maggie disagrees and says the house is chaotic with Doug, Julie, Chad, and the kids while this work takes a quiet focus. Maggie calls the work important and declares that they will give Theresa’s old office to Konstantin. Maggie adds that Alex might think he is all powerful at Titan, but reminds him that they are splitting Victor’s estate evenly so he can’t just deny her simple request. Maggie warns Alex to work with her on this or else her next request might not be so simple. Alex says fine, whatever and warns that he will be keeping an eye on Konstantin.

Julie tells Chad that the call was from the contractor who said the building inspector came by and signed off on the occupancy permit. Chad and Julie excitedly declare they are going home. Julie says they can pack their bags but she has a million things to do as she has to tell Doug and call Maggie. Julie and Chad repeat that they are going home as they hug.

Chanel works at the Bakery as her customer with down syndrome, Felicity comes by and brings Chanel a sweet bread. Johnny joins them as Felicity encourages Chanel to try the bread but Johnny notes that she might be feeling queasy, so he decides that he will taste test it. Johnny calls it a winner so Chanel says it looks like a new menu item which excites Felicity.

Maggie tells Alex that they are all set then and she will e-mail the paperwork with the room assignment and security clearance. Maggie adds that Konstantin will have access to that office when this is all settled. Maggie then gets a call from Julie, who informs her of the news on the Horton house. Maggie sounds disappointed but says she’s so happy for Julie, Doug, Chad and the kids. Maggie says she’ll see her soon and hangs up. Alex asks if there was good news. Maggie responds that the Horton house is ready for the big move in. Alex calls that good news for him too as he declares that he can now take his rightful place in the family home.

Chad tells Julie that his schedule is cleared for the day and he will be her moving helper. Julie thought she was prepared for this but realized she has so many calls to make and things to do. Julie says she’ll have to call the furniture people to see if they can make a delivery today. Chad is sure it’s just taking up space in a warehouse since she purchased it. Chad says he’s going to grab a snack before packing. Julie says she’ll order groceries online. Julie can’t believe tonight they will be sleeping under their own roof and calls it such a happy day.

Theresa tells Brady to never say never as she truly feels that when he least expects it, love will find him. Brady jokes about her greeting card sayings. Theresa jokes that could be her new job. Brady asks how the job search is going. Theresa repeats that she updated her resume. They decide she should look into greeting cards. Theresa thinks when she’s ready, something will just come to her. Brady mentions getting an e-mail from Tate’s school who were low on prom chaperones, so he signed up to do it. Theresa then reveals that she did too. They joke that this means they are going to prom together.

Johnny gets a call and steps away from the Bakery to answer it. Tate and Aaron then approach so Chanel goes to get Aaron’s prom donuts. Aaron then introduces Tate to Felicity, who is Aaron’s sister and a freshman in high school. Felicity talks about how she’s already a baker and how she wants to work here at Sweet Bits. Chanel comes back with the donuts for Aaron that have “Will you go to prom with me?” written on them. Chanel says she hopes that she says yes. Aaron then reveals that she already did, but then her mom said no.

Julie finishes a phone call and informs Chad that everything is going to be delivered on time. Chad suspects Tom and Alice had something to do with that. Julie says Abigail too and reveals that she had a dream about Abigail last night. Julie stops and worries that she shouldn’t have told Chad about it but Chad says he’s glad she did. Chad thanks her but says he can’t believe Abigail was working on a story about Clyde for so long and he didn’t know about it. Chad keeps replaying it in his head and thinks if he would’ve known, he could’ve done something to save her. Julie tells Chad that they have very little control over most of what happens in life. Julie assures that Abigail wouldn’t want him to suffer like this. Julie encourages Chad to move on for his children and himself and to focus on the future. Julie knows Chad won’t forget Abigail and they won’t either, but insists that it’s time for Chad to live a full life with purpose that will honor Abigail’s memory forever. Julie calls it the only way.

Maggie questions Alex moving back in to the Kiriakis Mansion. Alex calls it rather logical and says it’s where he belongs. Alex questions why he’d stay in an apartment when he has a mansion available with a full staff. Maggie assumed that Alex would be purchasing his own home now that he’s rich. Alex states that the Kiriakis Mansion was Victor’s home and he is Victor’s son, so that is his birth right and it fits his lifestyle. Alex reminds Maggie to look out for his new race horse. Maggie brings up that Konstantin will be occupying the office soon and says she will keep him in the loop as she exits the office. Alex then pulls out his phone and calls Kristen. Alex says he’s going to have to cancel tonight because he’s really busy and he’s moving back in to the Kiriakis Mansion so he will be packing and unpacking. Alex promises Kristen that he will make it up to her very soon.

Brady and Theresa talk about going to prom and say it could actually be fun, noting that both did not go to their own prom. Brady recalls chaperoning a dance when Philip was in high school and it was crazy. Theresa jokes that whatever happens, they will make their son’s life miserable but he’ll get over it. Theresa says she has to go and tells Brady that she’s really looking forward to going to prom with him.

Johnny talks on the phone and says he realizes the production office is in LA but he doesn’t think it would be a problem for him to be based in the Midwest. Johnny says he understands but Salem is his home with his family and his wife’s thriving business. Johnny acknowledges that relocating is baked in to the deal and says he’s very excited about this but he will need a little more time to think things over. Johnny says he’ll be in touch and hangs up. Chanel tells Aaron that she’s sorry about his date. Felicity says she’ll go to prom next year. Aaron remarks that at least someone in the family is dating. Tate then takes the donuts and asks Aaron to go with he and Sophia to the prom, joking that they can go as a throuple. Aaron says he doesn’t feel like being a third wheel. Tate assures that he already talked to Sophia and she thinks it will be fun. Aaron then gives in and accepts. Felicity says at least he’s going to prom now. Aaron says they have to get to school so he and Tate walk off while Felicity heads in to the Bakery with Chanel. Tate and Aaron walk past the Brady Pub where Tate calls to stop for a donut break. They sit down on the bench and then Theresa comes out from the Pub, questioning Tate not being in school. Tate says that the bell doesn’t ring for another hour. Aaron gives Theresa a donut. Theresa accepts it and advises them not to be late as she walks away. Aaron asks Tate if he’s sure about prom. Tate insists it will be fun while Aaron complains about being the third wheel. Tate assures he won’t have to worry about that which Aaron questions. Tate tells Aaron that it has to stay between them, but he’s planning on ghosting them right after dinner so that Aaron and Sophia can have some alone time. Aaron questions why. Tate says he knows Aaron likes Sophia. Aaron says he’s not going to move in on his girl. Tate tells him it’s cool, clarifying that Sophia is cool but not his girl and not who he really wants to take to prom.

Julie finishes packing boxes and says it’s amazing what can be accomplished when highly motivated. Maggie comes home and can’t believe it, questioning how she did all this. Julie tells her that Chad spoke to Henderson, who spoke to the staff and they were incredible. Maggie says she’s impressed. Julie says she can’t thank her enough for taking her and the family in. Maggie is glad she gets to go home but admits she’s going to miss her terribly. Julie promises she will still see her. Maggie starts to cry and apologizes for getting emotional. Julie tells Maggie that she loves her. Maggie assures that her home is always open to her. Julie adds that the Horton House is Maggie’s second home and tells her to visit often as they hug.

Theresa goes home and Alex arrives right after. Theresa notes that he’s home early. Alex calls it a perk of being the boss. Alex says he had something major come up, so he had to leave work early and come home to pack because he’s moving in to the Kiriakis Mansion. Alex says that the Horton clan is finally leaving so it’s time to move back in to his father’s home as head of the family. Alex adds that he knows she wasn’t expecting this to happen so soon and that she doesn’t like the idea of living here alone. Theresa points out that it’s not just that, but that they just got back together and now it’s like he’s bailing. Alex says he’ll just be across town. Theresa argues that’s a lot farther than across the bed. Alex then asks if Theresa wants to move in with him.

Doug, Julie, and Chad return to the Horton House. Chad and Julie bring in boxes as Doug declares it feels like home and he can’t believe it looks like it did before the fire. Doug calls it a miracle. Julie knows Tom and Alice would be pleased and tells Chad that she can’t wait to see the kids’ faces when they come through the front door. Chad says they are going to love it but Julie asks what’s the matter. Chad says this whole thing never should’ve happened and blames himself. Julie thought they’ve been through this. Chad feels the whole war with Clyde is his and before that it was Abigail’s and it cost Abigail her life.

Chanel encourages Felicity about working at the Bakery. Johnny asks Felicity about her favorite recipe. Felicity mentions caramel chocolate chip cookies and then heads on to school.

Aaron asks Tate why he feels like he’s missing part of the story. Tate explains that he asked Sophia to the prom because he felt horrible about hitting her in the face with a football. Tate adds that this is has to stay a secret, but he reveals that he and Holly are still together which shocks Aaron. Tate explains that their parents are trying to keep them apart. Aaron calls that crazy and says they are doing the whole Romeo & Juliet thing. Tate assures that it’s real. Tate knows it didn’t end well but says this will. Aaron asks why after everything Holly did to him. Tate says he’s not asking him to understand his relationship, but to respect it and keep it to himself. Aaron tells Tate that he can count on him. Tate adds that Sophia doesn’t know, so he can’t tell her because she would tell her mom who would tell his parents. Aaron assures that he’s got it. Tate thanks him and says he could really use his help because he really wants to surprise her on prom night. Brady then comes out from the Pub and asks who he’s surprising. Tate claims they were talking about his date Sophia as he wants to surprise her with a nice corsage or dinner. Aaron asks Brady about his prom date but Brady informs him that he didn’t go to prom. Brady then informs Tate that he will actually be going to his prom with Theresa. Tate laughs at that but Brady reveals he’s not kidding because the school needed chaperones, so he and Theresa signed up.

Theresa tells Alex that she’s not just going to invite herself to live in his big mansion. Alex points out that he asked her to live with him twice. Theresa says that was platonic. Alex says that Theresa said she wanted to keep things that way before, but Theresa says things are different now. Alex then asks if Theresa wants to move in to the Kiriakis Mansion with him. Theresa exclaims that she does as they hug.

Johnny comments to Chanel on the busy morning and asks if she needs a break. Chanel assures that she actually feels great. Chanel knows they can’t know what’s going to happen with their baby but she already knows that she loves the baby. Chanel declares that she wants to have the baby, but only if she has Johnny by her side, so she needs him to tell her how he’s feeling about this. Johnny assures that he is always by her side as he hugs her.

Julie insists to Chad that what happened to Abigail was not his fault, but Clyde’s fault and that Abigail was just fighting the good fight like she always did and now Chad is doing that. Julie adds that Abigail would be so proud that Chad is continuing the fight. Doug declares that the only thing needed for evil to triumph is for good people to do nothing. Julie encourages that Abigail was trying to do the right thing and now Chad is. Julie declares that they will all stand up together against Clyde Weston, doing the right thing until Clyde is behind bars for the rest of his life because the Hortons do not back down. Chad thanks Julie and Doug, admitting that he needed that. Julie says that’s what families do. Julie thinks they should have a massive family reunion now which Doug calls a great idea. Julie suggests maybe then they will get Alice and Tom’s time capsule open. Julie talks about imagining all the family coming home again. Julie places a framed photo of Tom and Alice on the mantle and says welcome home.

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Days Short Recap Wednesday, May 22, 2024

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Recap written by Michele and Cheryl

Maggie told Alex that they were going to make room for Konstantin at Titan. Alex said Konstantin wasn’t working there. Theresa told Brady that she was back together with Alex. Brady asked if that was what she wanted. Theresa said it was what she wanted. Brady asked where that left Alex and Kristen. Theresa told Brady that Alex and Kristen weren’t a thing. She said it was an attempt to make them jealous. Brady said it was a good thing they didn’t fall for it. He said he was disappointed that his vacation from Kristen was over. Theresa asked if there was a chance that he would change his mind. He said there was no way he would go back to Kristen. Theresa told him he deserved better. Brady said he used to think there was someone for him but not anymore.

Maggie told Alex that she didn’t need his permission to get office space. She told him Konstantin could distribute funds at the company. Alex said Konstantin could work from home, but Maggie said he wouldn’t be able to concentrate. When Alex didn’t rush to change his mind, she reminded him that she had control over Titan, and he was in no position to deny her. She threatened him if he did. He warned her he would be watching out for Konstantin. When Julie called Maggie and told her the Horton house was ready, Alex let her know he was moving in the mansion. Theresa told Brady love would find him when he least expected it. While they were talking, they talked about chaperoning the prom. Chad talked to Julie about Abby working on the story about Clyde. He blamed himself for not doing anything. Julie advised him about not having control over everything. She said Abby wouldn’t want him to suffer. Julie told him to move on for the children and focus on the future. Maggie asked if Alex was moving back to the mansion. Alex said it made sense. Maggie said she thought he would move into his own house. Alex said the mansion was his birthright. Before Maggie left Alex’s office, she said she would keep him in the loop about Konstantin. When Alex went home, he let Theresa know he was moving in the mansion. While they were talking, she implied they should move in together. Alex asked if she wanted to move in with him. She said she wasn’t going to invite herself. He said he invited her twice to live with him. She said that was platonically. He asked her to move in the mansion with him. She said she did.

 

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Stephanie told Everett and Leo that Paulina fired EJ and replaced him with Melinda. EJ went to Sloan and told her that he wanted to take the baby. Sloan told him they agreed to let her, and Eric raise the baby. EJ said that was before he saw Nicole and Eric kissing. Sloan didn’t believe it. She asked when he saw it. EJ told her he saw them at the mansion. Chad went to Steve to talk about Clyde. When Leo said EJ was having a bad week, Everett wanted to know why. Leo lied about what he meant. Everett invited Stephanie and Leo out for drinks. Leo didn’t want to go, but Stephanie talked him into it. Chad told Steve that Clyde not staying behind bars kept him up at night. Steve said Clyde was caught before and would be caught again. Chad told him that Abby was writing a story about Clyde’s drug cartel. Steve asked if Abby told him about it, but Chad said she didn’t. Chad said Jack confirmed Abby was working on the story. He asked if Steve thought Abby was Clyde’s target all along. Sloan asked EJ if Eric and Nicole knew he saw them kissing. EJ said they didn’t. He said Jude would be better off being with him and Nicole because she would quit her job to focus on him and the family. It would be a miracle and drive a stake in the heart of her lingering feelings for Eric. Sloan told him the problem with his plan is that Jude wasn’t his son. EJ said Nicole would never find out. Sloan said she would tell everyone who Jude’s father was if he went through with the plan. Steve thought Chad should take his proof to the police, but he didn’t want to. Chad said the police wouldn’t work on it. He said Clyde going after Belle didn’t add up. Steve said it wasn’t much to go on but he would see what he would do. He said going after Clyde was personal for him.

EJ warned Sloan not to stop him from getting Jude or she would go to jail. Sloan thought she would go to jail anyway. He said she would be able to avoid prison with his help. EJ said he would get her a new identity. Sloan wanted to know what would happen if she didn’t go along with what he said. He said she would go to prison. Steve went to the pub to see Ava. EJ told Sloan that she had to decide what she was going to do. Sloan said she needed more time. He told her she had 24 hours to decide and warned her not to double cross him. She said she would do anything. He said he knew she would but she did enough. When he brought up her kidnapping the baby, she reminded him that she lost her baby. Sloan told him that Nicole would find out he wasn’t the father. Eric said by the time she said something, she would be exposed as a liar. He left the apartment. When Eric went home, he found out Sloan and Jude were gone. Roman called him to say the baby was with him. While they were talking, Eric told him he would look for Sloan. Sloan ended up at a bar with Leo, Everett, and Stephanie. Steve and Ava went to the town square. He asked her what she meant about permanently ended the Clyde problem. Ava said Clyde needed to pay for what he did to Tripp. She warned him not to stand in her way. Chad went to see EJ for guidance. He told EJ that he came across evidence that he didn’t know what to do about. EJ wanted to know about it. Chad gave him Abby’s notes. He said it looked as if Abby outted Clyde as part of the drug ring. EJ wanted to know what it meant. Chad said Clyde was going after Abby and not Belle. He blamed himself for it. When Chad explained why it was his fault, EJ assured him that it wasn’t. Eric found Sloan at the bar. She told him every woman he knew drowned their sorrows. Eric wanted to know what he was talking about, but she didn’t say. When he tried to get her to go home, she told him to take his hands off of her. Steve let Ava know that he was okay with whatever she did to Clyde. When Eric couldn’t get Sloan to calm down, Everett thought he would hurt her. He punched Eric.

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Paulina wanted to meet with Melinda. She told her that she fired EJ. Paulina asked her if she wanted her old job back. Melinda told her that she had to say no. Nicole kissed Eric just as EJ opened the door. Eric stopped her and told her they couldn’t do that. She apologized for what she did. He wanted to take her to bed. EJ wondered what was going on. Chanel and Johnny were going to meet with the doctor about her baby. Holly met with Tate. She told him about the things she said to Nicole. He thought she was being too hard on herself. She informed him about the things she told her mother. Holly didn’t understand why she hurt her mother the way she did. Eric told EJ that she got into another argument with Holly. EJ realized that Holly hurt her since she found a way to numb the pain. Nicole admitted that she drank too much. EJ wondered why Eric was there. He said they were supposed to meet for work. Nicole told EJ how they ended up together. She thanked Eric for bringing her home. EJ thanked him too. Nicole apologized to EJ for getting drunk. Paulina reminded Melinda how she reacted when she lost her job. Melinda corrected her and said she fired her. Paulina thought she was more pleasant than EJ. Melinda wondered why she changed her mind. Paulina thought she was easier to handle than EJ. She wanted to know what she had to do for Melinda to change her mind. Tate tried to make Holly feel better about her conversation with Nicole. Holly didn’t feel any better. Leo showed up when Tate and Holly kissed each other. Eric went home and Sloan wondered what took him so long. He let her know that he had to work. She thought he was working with Nicole. Eric assured her that he’s just friends with Nicole. Nicole told EJ that Holly said her dead babies were lucky because they didn’t have her as a mother. EJ couldn’t believe how harsh she was. He was upset on her behalf because Holly hurt her. Nicole thought she was right. He assured her that she’s a good mother who was trying to protect her.

Chanel and Johnny gave them the information they needed about the baby. The doctor thought the baby was doing well. They talked about having to wait to find out more information about the baby. Chanel and Johnny said the radiation exposure could make them lose their child. Johnny realized he was talking about himself and wondered how she was doing. Chanel wanted him to talk about his feelings. She hoped their baby would be okay. Chanel was upset that Paulina exposed their baby to radiation, but she understood why she did it. Paulina continued to talk Melinda into taking the D.A. position. She told Melinda that EJ couldn’t touch her as long as her hands were clean. Leo’s phone rang while Holly and Tate were kissing. They realized that he saw them. Eric told Sloan that he wanted to get a house with her. EJ wished Nicole came to him when she needed help. She apologized for not reaching out to him. Nicole told him that she was still hurting. She thought she was getting punished for the things she did. Melinda agreed to take the job as D.A. Paulina was glad she took the job. Melinda saw the press Paulina got for leaving the hospital. They had a heart to heart about what they would do for their children. Tate pleaded with Leo not to show their picture to anyone. Holly said they wouldn’t be able to see each other if their parents found out they were together. Tate offered to pay Leo not to show their picture. He didn’t want any money. Tate and Holly wondered if he would tell on them. Leo needed a story, but he agreed not to print the picture. Johnny and Chanel went to a restaurant and saw Paulina and Melinda there. Chanel wanted to eat something else. Paulina saw Chanel walk out the restaurant. Nicole dreamed about kissing Eric. EJ went to Sloan and demanded that he and Nicole raise Jude as their own.

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Alexis begins her hearing to appeal her disbarment. Alexis’s appeal is opposed by Fergus Byrne who believes his brother Neil would be alive today if it weren’t for Alexis.

Dante tells Sonny he won’t protect him anymore. He committed a crime and he must pay for his crimes. Dante tells Sonny to stay away from Dex.

Michael and Josslyn ask Dex not to press charges against Sonny so Kristina won’t have the stress of testifying against Sonny because she is pregnant and the stress could affect the baby. Kristina later talks to Dex and tells him she will testify against her father if he decides to press charges against Sonny.

Gregory’s friends and family begin to grieve his loss. Elizabeth arrives at Finn’s apartment to comfort Finn. Elizabeth notices that Finn has been drinking so she tells him that she will take Violet home with her while he goes to a meeting. Finn tells Elizabeth that the only thing that takes away the pain of losing his father is a drink. Elizabeth tells Finn that she can’t stop him from drinking if he wants to but she won’t let him drink while his daughter Violet is in the apartment with him.

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Cole tells Michael that Jordan is alive and Victor is keeping her in a cell inside an old wine cellar. Cole wants to put Jordan in a proper cell but he doesn’t want Victor to get in trouble for keeping Jordan prisoner. Cole doesn’t agree with what Victor did but he understands that Victor was just trying to protect his family. Michael decides the best thing to do would be for him and Cole to get Jordan out of the wine cellar and into a proper prison without Victor knowing about it.

Ashley has a headache and passes out when she awakens again she can’t remember why she was talking with Tucker. Tucker takes her home and Ashley asks Alan for help because she doesn’t know what is going on with her. Alan tells Ashley he thinks she has dissociative personality disorder tied to a trauma that she suffered in Paris. Ashley tells Alan she can’t remember anything traumatic that happened in Paris. Alan wants Ashley to go to Paris with him to try and remember the trauma that may have caused her DID.

Nikki returns home because her doctors think she is well enough for outpatient treatment.

Tucker gets a call from one of the Glissade board members telling him that Audra is in Paris and has scheduled meetings with board members.

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At the Brady Pub, Roman tells Ava that he’s glad she was able to come in to work today. Ava says she’s feeling better after a bad headache. Ava mentions running low on bread. Roman talks about just getting the delivery. Roman acknowledges that Ava has delivered as promise and worked real hard during her trial period, so despite their history, she’s got the job as Kate appears and looks on.

At the Spectator, Everett reads positive feedback to the article on Paulina. Leo comes in and complains about not having anything interesting to write about. Leo mocks Everett and says the piece he wrote on Paulina would’ve been perfect for his column. Everett says it sounds like a lot of readers agree, but it wasn’t supposed to be a tabloid hatchet piece, just the facts. Everett adds that what the mayor did was dangerous, so people deserved to know. Leo repeats that he has nothing for his column this week. Leo mentions that he did have something but he killed it because he wants to believe in young love. Stephanie arrives and announces that she has a scoop for Everett as she just got the call that Paulina has fired EJ DiMera as district attorney and replaced him with Melinda Trask. Leo is shocked and says poor EJ as he’s having a terrible week.

Sloan asks if EJ is out of his mind and says he’s not taking her baby. EJ says he’s not asking, he’s telling her because the baby does not belong to her, he belongs to Nicole and him. Sloan argues that they agreed that it was in everybody’s best interest to pretend that Eric and Nicole’s baby was dead and they shook hands on it. EJ says they did, but that was before he saw Eric and Nicole kissing which Sloan questions. Sloan doesn’t believe him and asks when. EJ says it was just a little while ago and he’s sure that Sloan agrees that the kiss changes everything.

Chad goes to see Steve at the Black Patch office. Steve asks what he can do for him. Chad hands him a folder and says it’s about Clyde Weston. Steve opens it and sees an article on Clyde being arrested for Abigail’s murder.

Kate comes over to Roman, who asks what she needs. Kate says she just came to spend time with him if he can take a break which Roman agrees to. Ava says she will get back to work and thanks Roman for the job as it means a lot to her. Roman tells Kate that he hired Ava which Kate says is obvious. Roman and Kate go to get a table. Eric then arrives, so Roman greets him and asks where Jude is. Eric explains that he’s at home but he came for pumpkin pie because he went to Buddy’s for takeout and they forgot the dessert. Roman questions Buddy’s Burger Barn being his first choice. Eric says they have a drive thru which is quick and easy but Sloan loves the Pub pumpkin pie so Roman agrees to pack some up on the house. Roman tells Eric that he wants to see his grandson more which Eric agrees to and they go to get the pie. Ava then brings Kate a glass of wine. Kate mentions hearing that Roman officially hired her and congratulates her. Kate warns Ava not to get any ideas about taking over because if she tries anything, she’ll be out on her ass without a job or a place to live. Kate asks if they understand each other.

Everett asks what Leo means by EJ having a terrible week. Leo says he just means being replaced by Melinda Trask, when she tried to put EJ in prison as prosecutor so it’s insult to injury. Everett calls that interesting and says he’s sure in the archives. Everett says he’s wiped and asks if anyone’s interested in getting a drink. Leo talks about stopping drinking. Stephanie says good for him, but she accepts Everett’s offer and suggests they go to Small Bar. Stephanie mentions that the other night, the place was filled with hot guys, encouraging Leo that he doesn’t have to drink to have fun. Leo says he’s also on the wagon from gorgeous charming men and sober from all that too. Stephanie suggests he could be depriving himself of gossip for his column, so Leo then agrees to go with them and they exit.

Chad tells Steve that not being able to keep Clyde behind bars and knowing he’s out there keeps him up at night. Steve responds that Clyde was caught before, so they’re going to get him again. Chad says that’s actually what he wanted to tell him as it’s about Abigail’s murder and he thinks he found some new evidence. Chad explains that Nicole found a notebook that Abigail kept when she was a rookie reporter and the last entries caught his attention as she took notes on a new drug operation in Salem and it all points to Clyde’s early days when he was setting up shop in Salem. Steve questions Abigail never saying anything to him about it. Chad thinks she knew he would’ve shut it down and asked her to move onto something else, but he reached out to Jack, who confirmed that Abigail was working on something really big but didn’t want to say what it was. Chad asks if Steve thinks it’s possible that Abigail wasn’t just collateral damage and maybe she was Clyde’s target all along.

Sloan and EJ go over Nicole getting drunk and Eric picking her up from the bar. EJ informs her that they don’t know that he saw them kissing, but obviously they are working closely together and with their history, it’s a disaster waiting to happen that must be stopped. Sloan asks how. EJ responds that when Jude is placed back in Nicole’s arms where he belongs, her maternal instincts will kick in and she will be so overwhelmed with the need to shower her son with love, that she will quit her job on the spot to focus all of her attention on Jude and their family. EJ declares that he and Nicole raising a child together will drive a stake through the heart of any lingering feelings for Eric. Sloan mocks that being a great plan when the problem is Jude isn’t EJ’s son. EJ points out that Nicole doesn’t and will never know that. Sloan warns that if EJ goes through with this plan, she will make sure everyone will know who Jude’s real father is.

Ava sits with Kate and says she thinks Kate must know by now that she doesn’t like being threatened. Kate says it wasn’t a threat, but a promise. Kate adds that unlike Harris, she keeps her promises. Kate brings up that Harris promised Lucas that he would do whatever he had to including going to the Governor to petition for Lucas to have an early release. Kate warns Ava to remind Harris to keep that promise or else. Ava asks if she’s threatening Harris now too. Kate says she may have married in to one of the most respectable families in Salem, but promises that neither Ava nor Harris want to know what she’s capable of and who she really is.

Steve thinks Chad should take Abigail’s notebook to the police and see what they make of it. Chad argues that they have a ton of other cases to worry about and since Steve is Abigail’s uncle, he knows he won’t put it on the backburner. Chad adds that Clyde already confessed to murdering Abigail, so the police don’t care about why. Steve points out that Clyde confessed to mistakenly killing Abigail, but his target was Belle. Chad argues that Clyde’s reasons for going after Belle as a warning to EJ never made sense or added up. Steve feels Abigail’s notes aren’t much to go on but agrees to see what he can do. Chad thanks him. Steve tells Chad that bringing Clyde down is more personal to him than ever.

EJ tells Sloan that he wouldn’t turn this in to a trashy reality show if he was her. EJ warns that if she even breathes a word of this, he will have her brought up on charges of kidnapping, inflicting intentional emotional distress, and even bribery. EJ adds that after she is convicted, she will spend the rest of her life in prison, she will lose Eric, her law practice, and everything. Sloan responds that if he takes Jude, she loses Eric and will be arrested anyway. EJ argues that with his help, she will avoid prison by fleeing the country, so she will still have her freedom and a chance to start over. EJ asks where Sloan would like to go, joking that she could be a digital nomad, flying from city to city. EJ says he could make that happen and tells her to think about it, a new identity, passport, bank account with money, and a fresh start. EJ tells Sloan that she could leave all of this, no more lying, stress, and anxiety. EJ feels it must be wearing on her. EJ says in return, all she has to do is keep her mouth shut permanently. Sloan asks what if she doesn’t. EJ responds that they will just go down together, but unlike her, he won’t be anywhere near a prison.

Everett, Stephanie, and Leo sit together at Small Bar. Everett and Stephanie drink shots together as Leo watches on. Everett says this is so much better than rummaging through newspaper archives. Stephanie mentions that she told Paulina she would get quotes in the morning as they take another shot. Leo thought she said this place was crawling with gorgeous, lonely men but he doesn’t see any. Stephanie points out a guy, who Leo says is everything he ever wanted looks-wise. Leo brings up how he and Dimitri planned their honeymoon so Stephanie changes the subject to what they are eating. Leo comments that Everett and Stephanie are so young and attractive. He asks if they have figured out if they are a thing. Everett says they are just friends. Leo takes it that they are not ruling out anything. Everett states that they had their first date back in Seattle and then had a second first date in Salem at the Bistro and then a third first date the other day which Stephanie says wasn’t really a date, but them getting back on track as friends. Stephanie says technically this is like their third not really a date. Leo questions what he’s listening to and calls it ancient straight person talk. Stephanie says they are just trying to get a feel for where they are relationship or friendship wise. Leo decides he’s had enough of being the third wheel and calls the waiter over for more drinks.

Roman sits with Kate and says he knows her look that says she’s not crazy about Ava working there. Kate says that she would never tell him how to run the Pub and if it works out, that means he’ll be spending more time with her. Kate remarks that she just wishes they could trust Ava. Steve then arrives so Roman greets him and asks if he came for a night cap. Steve says he actually came to talk to Ava and asks if she’s around. Ava then comes over and asks what she can get for him. Steve says he’d just like to talk to her. Ava says she’ll have to check with Roman, who says it’s fine by her if she takes her break. Steve then asks her to take a walk so they leave the Pub.

EJ warns Sloan that she needs to make a decision; to say goodbye to her freedom or spend the rest of her life surrounded by a barbed wire fence and guards. EJ reminds her that she can start anew anywhere in the world. Sloan looks down at Jude and cries that she needs more time. EJ gives her 24 hours and not a second more, reminding her that this is checkmate and there is nothing she can say or do that won’t implicate her. EJ warns that double crossing him isn’t even an option. Sloan tells EJ that she would do anything. EJ says she’s already done so much, far too much and it’s finally come back to bite her. EJ brings up Sloan adopting the baby when she knew it was Nicole’s. Sloan argues that it was Eric’s too and they lost a baby as well when she had a miscarriage and they were devastated, especially Eric. Sloan cries that all she wanted to do was ease his pain. EJ argues that she knew the whole time that if he ever found out about her lies, he’d leave her in a heartbeat. Sloan asks if EJ really thinks Nicole is going to stay with him if she finds out he’s not the baby’s father and if EJ really wants to raise another man’s child. EJ says to the world and to Nicole, Jude is his son, but whatever happens, Sloan has already lost Eric. EJ adds that to Eric and to the world, Sloan will be exposed as a liar and a thief. Sloan complains that he’s just prolonging the inevitable. EJ guesses they will just have to wait and see as he then exits. Sloan tearfully watches over Jude.

Eric returns home and calls out asking if Sloan is home but realizes she is gone with Jude. Eric wonders where she could’ve gone. Eric then texts Sloan saying he hopes everything is okay and asks her to call him. Eric gets a call from Roman, who reveals that Sloan dropped Jude off with him at the Pub after Eric left and didn’t say where she was going. Roman assumed she wanted to spend some time alone with Eric. Eric says she’s obviously not with him. Roman suggests maybe she had an emergency with a client. Eric is sure that she’ll call him soon. Roman says Jude can stay as long as he needs and it’s no problem. Eric thanks him and says he’ll call as soon as he hears from Sloan. Eric hangs up and wonders where Sloan went.

Leo finds Sloan drinking at Small Bar. Leo asks about Jude but Sloan ignores him so Leo goes back to his table with Everett and Stephanie. Sloan then orders another drink. Leo tells Everett and Stephanie that it’s interesting because it’s not like Sloan to over indulge. Everett feels he’s not telling them something. Leo says he runs a tight ship with no leaks but when there is something to tell, he’ll be the first to know.

Steve and Ava walk to the town square. Steve wants to go back to their conversation from the afternoon before Stefan interrupted, when Ava said she was looking for a more permanent solution to the Clyde Weston problem. Steve asks if she meant what he thinks she meant. Ava responds that Clyde tried to kill their son, so he needs to pay. Ava warns Steve not to stand in her way with whatever she decides to do next.

EJ returns home to the DiMera Mansion and is surprised to see Chad in the living room. EJ asks what Chad’s doing there so late. Chad says he came looking for him and asks if everything is okay. EJ pours a drink and says it’s been a long day. Chad tells EJ that he was hoping for some guidance which EJ questions. Chad explains that he came across some information and doesn’t know what to do about it so he’s seeking brotherly counsel and counsel from the acting district attorney. EJ starts to correct him but stops and tells him to fire away. Chad says it’s about Abigail’s murder as he thinks he found something pretty interesting. Chad then shows EJ the notes from Abigail’s notebook as it looks like Abigail might have outed Clyde as the head of a burgeoning drug ring way back when. EJ asks what the insight is. Chad says supposedly Clyde went looking for Belle and intended to kill her, not Abigail, but he thinks Clyde was going after Abigail the entire time and that it had nothing to do with Belle. Chad can’t help but feel like it’s his fault. EJ questions what he’s talking about. Chad explains that Clyde hated Abigail because she cheated on his son with him and found out Thomas wasn’t his grandson. Chad says that Clyde wanted Abigail out of the picture for a lot of different reasons, personally and professionally. EJ argues that Clyde is the only person to blame. Chad knows that none of this will bring Abigail back but if her killing wasn’t accidental, it means Clyde hunted her down in her bedroom and now that wound is open again. EJ understands and asks what he can do to help. Chad admits he doesn’t know but Clyde being on the run again makes him think he’s hiding out with a villa somewhere with a suitcase full of money and it makes him sick. EJ assures he wants Clyde wiped off the face of the earth too and he’s had men on his trail ever since he escaped. EJ adds that if there’s anything he can do to avenge Abigail’s death, he will do it. Chad thanks him. EJ asks if there’s anything else. Chad responds that he has one more favor to ask.

Sloan calls for another drink while Everett also orders more for he and Stephanie. Everett jokes with Stephanie that the night is so young. Leo comments on Everett being so much more animated while drunk. Eric then arrives and finds Sloan. Sloan drunkenly calls him her knight in shining armor and asks if he came to save the princess. Eric says he saw her car in the parking lot. Sloan remarks on how everyone loves to drown their sorrows in booze when they don’t get their way. Eric questions what she’s talking about and tries to stop her from drinking. Sloan tries to order another round. Eric wants to take her home but Sloan says no. Sloan then yells at Eric to get his arm off of her and that she said no. Sloan’s words seem to trigger something in Everett as he watches on from their table.

Roman and Kate watch over Jude. Roman talks about how much Jude reminds him of Eric. Roman wishes he was there to see Eric grow up. Kate encourages that he’s there for Eric now and he adores him. Kate says Jude makes her think of Lucas when he was little as he was so unpredictable. Roman comments that Lucas still has her on her toes. Kate says that Lucas has made amends and put his life on the line to capture Clyde. Kate adds that she’s so proud of him. Kate tells Roman that if Harris doesn’t come through for Lucas, she’s going to take matters in to her own hands.

Steve tells Ava that he won’t stand in her way. Steve says he doesn’t know what she’s planning but if Clyde is found and happens to be in a bodybag instead of handcuffs, so be it. Ava walks back to the Pub and calls Harris, asking how his buddies are doing decoding the images. Ava says that’s music to her ears and that she’s still waiting for Clyde’s e-mail. Ava adds that she will forward to it him so he can send it to his buddies and they can do their thing. Ava tells Harris that she misses him and she can’t wait until he’s back in her bed and her arms.

EJ and Chad head to Abigail’s old room at the DiMera Mansion. EJ asks if Chad is sure he wants to do this. Chad responds that he doesn’t want to but he has to. They then head inside and Chad begins to have flashbacks to finding Abigail there and EJ encouraging him afterwards. Chad says he still can’t believe Abigail’s gone and it doesn’t get any easier.

Eric doesn’t want Sloan to cause a scene. Sloan argues that Eric is causing a scene. Leo goes to see if Eric needs help. Stephanie asks if Everett is okay. Leo suggests to Sloan that she’s had enough. Sloan questions who they think they are. Leo then exits. Eric asks Sloan what is wrong and what happened after he left, suggesting they go home and talk about this. Sloan asks what part of no he doesn’t understand. Everett remarks that he’s going to hurt her. Stephanie questions what he’s talking about and why he would hurt her. Eric helps Sloan up as she repeats that she said no and pulls away. Everett then gets up and punches Eric out, shocking Sloan.

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Alexis is nervous about her hearing to overturn her disbarment and considers not going to the hearing.

Kristina goes to Michael to tell him she saw Sonny beating up Dex and that Jason stopped Sonny. Then, Sonny told Dex and Jason he would empty a gun into their heads. Michael tells Kristina that Sonny’s choices have nothing to do with them and his choices are not their fault.

Sonny goes to Dante and tells him that Dex provoked him and he was defending himself.

Dante tells Sonny he will talk to Kristina, but he is done defending him to everyone he will have to face what he has done if Dex decides to press charges against him. Michael talks to Dex at the park and asks him if he is going to press charges against Sonny.

Finn returns home from leaving Violet at school and discovers that Gregory has died in his sleep. Finn takes a drink before he calls the paramedics to come take Gregory’s body away. The coroner tells Finn that Gregory died of heart failure between midnight and two in the morning. The coroner tells Finn Gregory didn’t feel any pain. Finn calls Chase and Brook Lynn and tells them the sad news just before they board the plane to Italy. Violet arrives home and Finn wonders how he will find the words to tell her that her grandpa has died.

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Lily is worried about Nate’s judgement if he continues his flirty friendship with Audra. Nate later tells Devon and Lily that Audra has broken up with Tucker.

Jordan tells Cole that if he sets her free she will leave town and never return to Genoa City. Jordan tells Cole that, if he wants to, he can call the police so they can put her in a proper jail but he should turn Victor in to the police too. Cole calls Michael and tells Michael he needs to talk to him.

Alan tells Jack and Traci that he thinks Ashley went through another trauma in Paris after her argument with Tucker but he hasn’t found out what the second trauma is yet. Alan says it is important that Ashley get professional help. Tucker tells Ashley she needs professional help and the Belle personality tells Ms. Abbott to let go because her plan isn’t working.

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Johnny and Chanel sit together at the hospital. Johnny asks if she needs anything but apologizes for hovering. Chanel admits she kind of likes all the extra attention. Johnny mentions that EJ is flying in a specialist that consulted with Nicole during her pregnancy. Chanel says she’s really grateful that EJ went through all this trouble. Holly walks by, so Johnny calls her over and asks if everything is okay. Holly says she just came from therapy and asks about them. Chanel says they just came for a checkup. Holly says she’ll see them back at the house and steps away. Holly then texts Tate that she really needs to see him.

Melinda Trask goes to Paulina’s office. Paulina informs her that she just fired EJ and is going to be needing a new district attorney. Melinda responds that she appreciates Paulina thinking of her, but she’s going to have to say no.

Sloan finishes feeding Jude at home. Sloan mentions that she needs her dinner now and that Eric should’ve been home by now with takeout. Sloan wonders what is keeping him so long.

After Eric helps Nicole home to the DiMera Mansion, Nicole drunkenly grabs Eric and kisses him right as EJ comes out from the living room and sees them kissing. EJ turns and goes back in to the living room before they see him. Eric stops and tells Nicole they can’t do this. Nicole apologizes. Eric asks if she’s okay. Nicole says no and that the whole room is spinning. Eric suggests getting her to bed. EJ then comes back out and questions what’s going on here.

Chanel complains of a stomachache so Johnny give her oyster crackers which he says worked for his mom when she was pregnant. Johnny asks if there’s anything else he can do for her. Chanel asks him to distract her with stories. Johnny informs her that they’ve been talking about him getting a job in the film industry, so he finally put his resume online. Chanel asks if he’s gotten any hits yet. Johnny says he’s gotten a few offers and talks about how the film industry is mostly in LA while he wants to stay in Salem unless he could find funding to do some sort of project. The nurse then comes over and informs Chanel that the doctor will see her now. Johnny tells Chanel that they’ve got this.

Holly meets Tate in the park. Tate asks if she’s sure this is safe since they almost got caught there once by Kayla and Stephanie, so they might get caught again. Holly responds that she can’t imagine being in any more trouble with her mom. Tate says it sounds like they really went at it. Holly admits she totally lost it and said some really horrible things that she doesn’t think Nicole will ever forgive for and she doesn’t think she can forgive herself. Tate asks if she’s sure she’s not being too hard on herself. Holly then informs him that she said the babies that she lost were lucky not to have her as a mom because she was so angry, she said something to intentionally hurt her in the worst way. Holly asks why she did that as Tate hugs her.

Eric informs EJ that Nicole had another argument with Holly. EJ remarks that she must have really hurt her since it’s clear she’s going to great lengths to numb the pain. Nicole admits that she did and she drank too much. EJ says that is obvious and asks why Eric is there. Eric explains that they were supposed to meet for work. Nicole says that when she didn’t show up, Eric was worried that something happened to her so he called and she told him where she was, so he was nice enough to come get her and bring her home. EJ remarks that some guys would’ve taken advantage of a situation like that but they are all grateful that chivalry is not dead. Eric decides to say goodnight then. Nicole thanks Eric for bringing her home. EJ thanks Eric for coming to his wife’s rescue. Eric then exits the mansion. Nicole apologizes to EJ for getting drunk like this and calls it a really dumb move, but says she’s so hurt by what Holly said to her. EJ tells Nicole not to worry as he will take care of her. EJ hugs her as she cries.

Paulina recalls that Melinda was pretty bent out of shape when she relieved her of her duties. Paulina says that was then and this is now. Paulina has decided that Melinda is more pleasant than EJ could ever hope to be. Melinda questions her change of heart. Paulina insists that Melinda is easier to have around than EJ and she’s come to appreciate the value of having a strong woman in that role. Paulina adds that no one can challenge that Melinda has the experience and chops to do the job and the people of Salem would welcome a familiar face who is as tough on crime. Paulina feels she’s made her case, so she asks what more she has to say to change her no to a yes.

Tate tells Holly about a time where he was awful to his mom and he got mad at himself until Marlena told him that we tend to hurt the people we are closest to because they will love them no matter what and can work it out. Holly guesses that makes sense and mentions that she just came from talking to Marlena. Tate asks if it helped. Holly says not really as she feels a lot worse than she did before seeing her. Tate wishes he could make her feel better. Holly says maybe he can. Leo appears in the park as Holly kisses Tate. Holly tells Tate that she doesn’t know what she’d do without him. Leo takes pictures as Holly and Tate kiss.

Eric goes home where Sloan questions where he’s been. Eric claims there was a long line in getting takeout. Sloan asks how the story is coming. Eric says he unfortunately didn’t get the shots he needed, so he has to go back after dinner. Sloan guesses he means with Nicole but Eric clarifies that it will be just him. Eric repeats to her that he and Nicole are just friends and that’s all. Sloan says she knows. Eric acknowledges that he and Nicole have history, but Sloan and their baby is his now and forever as they hug.

EJ sits Nicole down in the living room and asks if she wants to tell him what happened tonight. Nicole informs EJ that Holly got angry with her, lashed out, and said things that she knew would hurt her the most. EJ asks what she said. Nicole reveals that Holly said the babies they didn’t have were lucky to be dead, to not have her as a mother. EJ is shocked and calls that harsh, all because she won’t let her go to the prom. Nicole asks EJ not to be angry with Holly because she’s been through a lot lately and just sees her as someone who is holding her back from having fun and living her life. EJ says he knows, but he’s upset on her behalf that Holly hurt her so much. Nicole adds that maybe it wouldn’t hurt so much if she didn’t think she was right. EJ tells her not to talk like that as she is a wonderful mother who is kind and caring. EJ says she’s only trying to protect Holly because she loves her and wants to keep her safe. EJ is sure in Holly’s more rational moments, she knows this. Nicole apologizes for not calling him after the fight as she just started drinking and didn’t want anyone to stop her. EJ says he knows that. Nicole adds that it’s good that Eric came when he did and he was so helpful. EJ asks if she would’ve done something she regrets if Eric wasn’t helpful. Nicole talks about not thinking straight while wasted. EJ asks if she did anything she regrets. Nicole insists that she didn’t. EJ says that’s very good because that would’ve been unfortunate…

Johnny and Chanel sit back down after meeting with the doctor. They talk about it being a lot. Johnny mentions having an envelope so they can go back and look at it. Chanel wishes they could’ve heard the baby’s heartbeat. Johnny encourages that it was just too early and they can hear it next time. Chanel says it was mostly positive in regards to hormone levels and the baby’s measurements. Johnny says it’s too bad they can’t do the prenatal tests until 11 weeks and then the big one at 18-20 weeks. They talk about it being hard to hear that the radiation exposure increases their chances of losing the baby. Johnny states that even with things looking good so far, it could be a lot of waiting, wishing, and worrying. Johnny feels he’s being selfish by telling her how he feels when it’s her body. Chanel says it’s their baby and she wants him to tell her how he’s feeling about it. Johnny just hates that they can’t control any of this. Chanel responds that she would give anything to make sure their child is okay, which is why as mad as she is at her mom for exposing their baby to radiation, part of her kind of gets why Paulina did what she did.

Paulina tells Melinda that she doesn’t give a damn what other people think as she does what she thinks is right. Melinda questions her thinking she’s the right person for the job. Paulina asks why else she would offer her the job. Paulina calls it a golden opportunity for her to get back in the game and asks why she would pass that up. Melinda clarifies that she hasn’t yet and admits she’s tempted but brings up Paulina replacing her with EJ. Paulina tells her not to worry about EJ, who was using his office to punish his enemies and get family and friends off which is why she fired his ass and he doesn’t have that power anymore. Paulina notes that Melinda looks skeptical. Melinda admits that she is because in her experience, EJ doesn’t need the office to weaponize because he has plenty of his own resources to wreak havoc. Paulina says screw his resources and tells Melinda that she has her back. Paulina adds that as long as Melinda’s hands are clean, EJ can’t touch her.

Leo continues taking photos of Holly and Tate kissing until his phone rings. Leo answers and says it’s not a good time but the ring alerts Holly and Tate who find Leo in the bushes. Tate worries that they are now so busted.

Sloan and Eric finish eating dinner. Sloan complains that the chili dogs were kind of greasy and she was hoping he’d bring something from the Bistro. Eric reminds her that they had to cut expenses. Sloan points out that they are both working now and Eric is making good money at the Spectator. Eric notes that the apartment is kind of small and asks if she’d like to put a down payment on a house which surprises and thrills Sloan, who says she loves that idea. Eric tells Sloan that he wants the whole package with her. Sloan points out that the whole package usually includes two kids and says not now but maybe eventually. Sloan admits she never wanted any of this or at least never thought she’d have any of this. Sloan thanks Eric for giving her a real family and says she’s really lucky. Eric says he’s the lucky one as they kiss.

EJ brings Nicole some water and says he’ll bring her a hangover cure tomorrow. EJ says he knows that she and Eric are close, but he really wishes she came to him when she was hurting. Nicole points out that she didn’t go to Eric and that he called her when she didn’t meet with him, so he came to her at the bar. EJ feels she still could have called him to pick her up. Nicole apologizes for not doing so and says she’s here now with him. Nicole adds that she’s still hurting. EJ says he will be there for her, always as he hugs her. Nicole says she needs to be a better mother as she knows she’s screwed up things with Holly but also so many other things. Nicole thinks losing their baby was just the world’s way of punishing her for all the pain she caused.

Sloan and Eric joke about getting Jude to sleep. Eric shows Sloan some of the photos on his camera and talks about catching every moment they can with Jude. They come across a picture of the three of them which Eric says is their beautiful family.

Melinda warns Paulina that taking from EJ is dangerous. Paulina is not worried and says that EJ isn’t going to come after the district attorney because that would be an invitation to dig in to his family’s business. Melinda agrees that maybe she would be safer in the job so if EJ comes after her, she’ll go after him. Melinda then accepts the job and shakes hands with Paulina. Paulina assures that she won’t be sorry and that it’s a win-win situation. Paulina says now that they are on the same team, she has no problem sharing that she needed this to happen. Melinda mentions seeing her bad press in the Spectator and that it was pretty scathing. Paulina responds that she did what she needed to do to save her little girl. Melinda says she doesn’t have to explain herself as she would’ve done the same thing if it was her daughter. Melinda adds that she’d do anything to have her daughter Haley still alive. Paulina mentions knowing that Melinda gave her daughter up when she was born to protect her, like she did with Lani. Melinda remarks that being a good mother sometimes means doing whatever it takes, even if your kid ends up hating you for it..

Johnny tells Chanel that they don’t have to read any of the information in their envelope. Chanel says she just wants to look at it one more time. They talk about the baby growing inside of her right now. Johnny mentions her due date is Christmas, which Chanel says would be quite the gift for them. Chanel wants to pick out a name. Johnny says they don’t even know if it’s a boy or girl yet. Chanel says they have unisex names and she wants to call her child something. Chanel suggests Noel, feeling it’s perfect for a Christmas baby. Johnny agrees as they hug.

Tate pleads with Leo not to show the picture to anyone. Holly adds that if their parents find out they are sneaking around, they’ll never let them see each other again. Leo says he’d hate to see that happen as he is all about romance. Leo calls them adorable and obviously crazy about each other. Tate asks if that means he won’t write about them in his column. Leo talks about it being so hot with them being star-crossed lovers and compares it to Romeo & Juliet. Holly argues that they aren’t lovers but Leo says they are definitely heading in that direction. Leo brings up recently being dumped by the love of his life so they are making him feel choked up. Tate offers to pay Leo to keep quiet about this. Leo says he doesn’t want his money. Holly offers to add some cash too but Leo says he doesn’t want her money either. Tate and Holly ask if that means he will kill the story. Leo complains that this is the hottest thing he’s had in months but agrees not to blow their whistle. Holly asks why not. Leo asks if she’s disappointed. Tate says they just don’t trust him. Leo jokes about reading self help books. Leo repeats that he’s nursing his own heartbreak and he’s a sucker for love. Leo states that he won’t rat them out to their parents and then deletes the photos from his phone. Leo declares the secret of their forbidden love is now safe with him.

Johnny talks on the phone with a friend running a studio. Johnny thanks them for even thinking of him for this project and says he’ll talk it over with his wife and get back to them. Chanel comes back over, so Johnny claims it was a telemarketer on the phone. Chanel offers to block it but Johnny says they can do that later because he wants to take her out on a dinner date which she accepts, so they exit the hospital together.

Paulina tells Melina how it wasn’t just Chanel’s life at risk but Johnny’s as well because his life would’ve been ruined if they didn’t find Chanel. Melinda encourages that Paulina did what she had to do. Paulina thinks they are going to work well together this time and offers to take her out for dinner and drinks which Melinda accepts.

Eric gets ready to go back to work and tells Sloan that she and Jude don’t need to stay up. Sloan says she might but Jude will definitely go back down. Eric texts to Nicole that he’s going back to take photos and hopes she’s okay and that he’ll see her tomorrow. Sloan tells Eric to be careful as they kiss and Eric then exits.

EJ gets Nicole in bed. Nicole says she wants to put this day behind her, get a good night’s sleep, and hopes things will look different in the morning. EJ then sees Nicole’s phone go off with the text from Eric saying he’ll see her tomorrow. Nicole asks EJ if he’s coming to bed soon. EJ responds that he has to step out for a moment and he won’t be long but to call him if she needs. Nicole thanks EJ for understanding and taking care of her as he then exits the room.

Holly and Tate thank Leo for keeping this to himself. Leo gives them his blessing to go behind their parents’ back. Leo jokes about surprising himself by becoming soft since becoming Jude’s Godfather. Leo tells them that if they need anything, he will be there for them, comparing them to Romeo & Juliet again. Leo says he’s rooting for them and walks away. Tate kisses Holly and they hug.

Paulina and Melinda go to the Bistro for dinner. Chanel and Johnny then arrive. Paulina waves but Chanel decides she’s actually in the mood for the Brady Pub, so she and Johnny exit, leaving Paulina disappointed.

Nicole dreams about kissing Eric and confessing her love to him.

EJ goes to Sloan’s. She questions what he’s doing here. EJ responds that there’s been a change of plans. Sloan asks what he’s talking about. EJ declares that he’s here to take the baby, so he and Nicole can raise him as their own.

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Y&R Short Recap Tuesday, May 21, 2024

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Audra makes Tucker think she and Nate slept together when the truth is she and Nate talked all night in her hotel room. Tucker tells Audra she doesn’t have a job at Glissade. Audra tells Tucker their relationship is over because he never considered what she wanted for her life. Audra assures Nate that she will find a job because she always land on her feet.

Adam and Chelsea have a video call with Connor and he tells them that his OCD is making him think that he is a burden to them and it would have been better if he never would have been born. Chelsea and Adam tell Connor they love him very much and nothing will change how much they love him. Connor tells Adam and Chelsea that this conversation is making things worse so he ends the video call. Adam calls Connor’s doctors and they tell him they will watch him more closely. Adam and Chelsea look at family photos and wonder if they should find new doctors for Connor because his OCD is getting worse.

Ashley’s Ms. Abbot personality tells Tucker she wants to be with him again but Tucker tells her he wants to be with Audra. Ashley tells Tucker she knows he doesn’t love Audra because he still loves her.

Cole sees Victor taking a plate of Brussell sprouts to the wine cellar. Once Victor has finished torturing Jordan and watched her beg to get out of her cell, he leaves and goes back upstairs. Cole is hiding so Victor doesn’t see him. Cole makes sure Victor is gone then he takes the key that is hanging by the door and opens the wine cellar. Cole is shocked to see his Aunt Jordan asleep in the cell Victor had built there years ago.

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Days Short Recap Friday, May 17, 2024

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Eric brought Jude to see Marlena and John. She noticed that Jude’s smile looks like Eric’s when he was younger. Nicole tried to make a peace offering with Holly, but it didn’t go over well. Steve ran into Ava at the pub. He told her that he knew about Clyde’s black book. While he told her about the book, he told her he thought she was in the book too. Stefan told EJ that the evidence proved that Gil killed Li and not Gabi. EJ didn’t want to open the case. He asked why Stefan was carrying the evidence. Stefan said Rafe thought he would open the case. EJ said there was a conflict of interest. Stefan asked him to put his job first. EJ said he had business to attend to and walked away. Stefan said he was going to regret it. Eric was surprised that Marlena thought Jude looked like him. Marlena said studies showed that adopted children can pick up the traits of their parents. John asked him how everything was going at home. Eric said things were looking up for him financially. Nicole asked Holly if she didn’t want to spend time with her. Holly yelled at her for not letting her go to the prom. Steve asked Ava if she and Stefan were in the black book. Stefan went to Paulina to let her know he had evidence against EJ. She was interested in hearing it. EJ called Rita to let her know that he was going to be running DiMera Enterprises. John asked Eric about working at the Spectator. Eric said it was going okay. He told John and Marlena about the work he and Nicole were doing for a story. Marlena asked if they were working well together. Eric said they were. John asked how Sloan was taking it. Eric said she didn’t understand at first, but she knew he needed the job. Marlena asked if it was difficult for him and Nicole working together. Eric said they were just friends. Nicole said she was worried about Holly pushing herself too hard. Holly told her she didn’t want to be the reason why the next guy walked out the door. Nicole said she was sorry she felt that way. She suggested that Holly drop some classes and take them over the summer. Holly thought she was taking her summer from her. She told Nicole that she didn’t want to end up like her.

Steve told Ava that he knew Stefan found Clyde’s book and took it to the police. Ava told him to stay out of it. Steve said he couldn’t because he and John helped get Clyde out of prison and he was going to say something. Ava said that wasn’t going to happen because she was looking for a permanent solution. Stefan told Paulina that he knew she was having issues with EJ. Paulina said they were at odds. Stefan said EJ refused to open a murder case that would exonerate someone in prison. He said Gabi would be found innocent of killing Li. Paullina said she needed to see the evidence that would exonerate Gabi. He said he had it. Holly told Nicole that she wanted to lead a better life. Nicole said she wanted that too. She said she would have had a different life if her childhood wasn’t screwed up. Nicole told Holly about her childhood. Holly told her controlling her life wasn’t the same as being there for her. When Nicole brought up New Year’s Eve, Holly was upset again. While they were talking, Holly asked if she could let her go to the prom. Nicole told her she couldn’t to the prom because she didn’t trust her. Holly told her that she would rather be dead. She threw up in Nicole’s face that she lost her other babies because she wasn’t cut out for motherhood. Nicole cried and left the room. Paulina looked over the evidence Stefan had. She thought it was compelling but circumstantial. Stefan said Rafe wanted to reopen the case. Paulina said he wanted it because Gabi is his sister. Stefan said the information wasn’t much, but it was enough for the case to be reopen. He said EJ didn’t want to do it. Paulina wanted to know why. Stefan said EJ was afraid that Gabi would try to go after CEO of DiMera. He said EJ was trying to be CEO of DiMera while being D.A. Paulina was upset that he didn’t clear it with her. She called EJ and told him to go to her office. Ava told Steve that they needed a way for Clyde not to expose them and John. She said they needed a permanent solution to take care of Clyde. Stefan showed up while they were talking. Steve left them alone. Stefan told Ava that they needed to talk. He told her EJ wouldn’t reopen the case, but his control might come to an abrupt halt. EJ went to see Paulina. Paulina asked why he was ignoring the evidence in the Li Shin case. EJ said there wasn’t enough evidence. Paulina told him he was going to do what she instructed him to do. EJ asked or else. Holly went to see Marlena in her office. Marlena asked what happened. Holly said she hated herself for saying horrible things to her mother. Steve went to see John and told him he might have a lead on Clyde. He said Jada told him that the police had Clyde’s black book. While Steve was talking, he said the ISA would be able to figure it out. John said they had to stay on top of it. Marlena suggested that Holly write a letter to Nicole. Eric found Nicole drunk at a bar. While EJ and Paulina were talking, she told him he was fired. She said he couldn’t keep his job while he was CEO of DiMera. He went home and said Pauina was going to pay. Eric took Nicole home. She kissed him. EJ saw them kissing.

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