Days Nitpicks & Flubs For The Week Of July 8, 2024

Nitpicks & Flubs

 

by Michele & Cheryl

Eric

Monday

It was obvious that Eric wasn’t talking to Holly on the phone. He didn’t give Holly a chance to respond to some of the things he said before he spoke again.

Gabi was in prison when Sloan switched Nicole’s paternity test so she shouldn’t have known she did it.

Nicole planned to leave the DiMera mansion without taking Holly with her.

Nicole didn’t have Jude’s stroller with her when she left the mansion, but she had it when she went to the airport.

Tuesday

If Gabi was so worried about Arianna, she should move out to wherever Will and Sonny are living with her this week.

Brady referred to Eric as his brother as if Theresa wasn’t related to him.

EJ had the fireplace going in the summertime. Salem may be a fictional town, but it’s still summertime.

Alex conveniently needed Theresa to sign the prenup when she wanted to take Tate to the airport.

Wednesday

Leo wasn’t at the press conference, but he knew that Gabi exposed EJ at the conference.

Xander could have ordered a glass of water instead of drinking out of Leo’s glass. Why do the joggers insist on drinking out of Leo’s glass?

Thursday

Connie conveniently found Bobby’s room at Bayview.

How did Leo know where Marlena lived?

Rafe and Jada were able to find their way to the plot where Abby was buried without anyone taking them there. If anyone has been in a cemetery, you know it’s hard to find plots without any help.

Who was watching Chad’s kids? Doug and Julie were with Kayla, and Chad was with Jack at the cemetery.

Friday

If Ava didn’t want Gabi to know that she slept with Stefan, why did she mention it so freely?

Why would Li tell Connie where he lived when they only went out on one date?

Gabi didn’t hear Kristen and Ava talking about Stefan.

Connie didn’t have blood on her dress after she killed Li. When Bobby saw her there was blood on her dress.

Connie knows too much about people in Salem when she never interacts with them. She conveniently knew Gill and that he was Ava’s boss.

Connie was hidden behind a door so she shouldn’t have seen Gill with Li. It should have been an audio flashback and not a visual one.

Marlena needs to lose her license since she couldn’t tell that Bobby was pretending to be Everett.

 

 

Bobby

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by Michele & Cheryl

Connie and LI

It was a week of flashbacks. For some reason, the writers drowned the episodes with flashbacks. Most of the week was filled with flashbacks of Connie and Bobby. Connie kept thinking about Li and everything that happened after the murder. Bobby flashed back to seeing Connie after she murdered Li. We know the writers wanted to show the audience what happened when Li was killed, but they didn’t have to go overboard with the flashbacks. There were only two days out of the week that didn’t feature flashbacks which means there were too many shown.

Speaking of Li’s murder, we felt completely ripped off by the outcome. We didn’t really care who killed him in the first place, but the writers made the killer someone who was on for about two episodes. Connie went out with Li one time and suddenly became obsessed with him. The woman who plays Connie won a role on the show and became part of a major story for the week. It was such a waste of time because she’s an insignificant character. Thankfully we didn’t invest much interest in the mystery, but other fans might have liked the story. It’s a letdown for the killer to be a minor character. Bobby’s involvement in the story makes even less sense. Let’s get to that now.

Bobby suddenly had the answer to who really killed Li. He conveniently saw Connie in the park the night she stabbed Li. Connie was stupid enough to admit out loud that she stabbed Li. It’s convenient how he knew to keep that information to himself until he approached Jada with it. There was no need for him to know that information when he wasn’t in town at the time it happened. The writers clearly want to make Bobby’s role bigger by tying him to Li’s murder and to Connie. His role doesn’t need to be any bigger than it is. He and Connie are now in cahoots with each other. Connie suddenly realized that he was Jada’s ex and heard them talking about the investigation. She put two and two together to figure out that he was the one who saw her in the park. Connie suddenly knows everything about everyone in Salem. She told Bobby that Jada went home to Rafe every night. Connie had no way of knowing about Jada and Rafe, but she threw them up in his face like she did. She offered to take care of Rafe if he stopped talking about the murder investigation. Bobby jumped at the opportunity. We’ll get into that in the next section.

As we said, Bobby jumped at the opportunity to take Connie’s deal. He did his part by pretending that he was Everett again to get out of Bayview. As Everett, he wouldn’t have any memories of what Bobby saw in the park. His plan worked, and Marlena made sure he was released. Marlena clearly needs to think about getting out of psychiatry if she couldn’t tell that Bobby was pretending to be Jude. On a side note, she didn’t cure John of the brainwashing that Konstantin did to him. She allowed Bobby to get out of Bayview. Connie had to get rid of Rafe. She is the town stalker, so she found him at the cemetery to stab him. The woman has lost her mind and needs to be stopped before she goes crazy. We’re surprised that she didn’t target Gabi since Li loved her.

Jack was upset about Abby’s body being exhumed. It was strange that he wouldn’t want to know if it was possible that his daughter was alive. For some reason, he had a hard time believing that Abby could be alive. Did he forget that he was presumed dead at one point? His organs were donated, and he came back to life. There are several people in Salem who have come back to life, but he had trouble believing it. Kayla had trouble believing it too. She just came back to life but thought Abby had to be dead. We think that the citizens have taken a selective amnesia pill because they forgot that people come back from the dead on a daily basis in that town.

As Days fans know, the truth about Jude’s paternity has finally been revealed. Gabi announced that Eric was the father of Nicole’s baby at EJ’s press conference. She was supposed to keep quiet about the truth, but she told it anyway. Gabi claimed that she did it because Eric had a right to know the truth. We have a hard time believing that. If that were true, she would have called Eric and told him the truth. She wouldn’t have announced it publicly. Gabi clearly forgot that Stefan asked her not to say anything. She had the gall to be smug about revealing something that would make EJ target them. Stefan showed his anger towards Gabi, and we cheered him on for doing that. Gabi had the nerve to get mad because she thought he was siding with EJ. Stefan had the right to side with EJ because she violated a trust. He shouldn’t have told her the truth in the first place because she didn’t hesitate to open her mouth. We are hoping that EJ goes after Gabi for opening her big mouth. EJ needs to go after her with everything he has left because he has nothing to lose, so he can destroy her without blinking twice.

The confrontation between Nicole and EJ happened this week. Nicole found out the truth (thanks to Gabi), and they had it out at the mansion. EJ tried his best to explain why he did what he did, but she didn’t want to hear what he had to say. She told him that he didn’t get to say that he loved her again. Nicole had a right to be upset, but she always forgets that she has done things too. She forgot that she cheated on him to conceive Jude in the first place. EJ felt like she would run to Eric if she knew the truth, and he was right. We were surprised that Nicole didn’t yell at EJ. She had a subdued performance. We’re not sure what we expected, but we thought it would be bigger than that. Nicole went running to Eric and forgot about Holly. She didn’t tell Holly the truth about Jude. EJ had to tell her the truth. Nicole proved that she was only worried about Jude and didn’t care about Holly at all. She showed up to give him the rings and to get a divorce. It must have been too much to ask that she remember to take her daughter with her.

 

EJ and Nicole

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Days Nitpicks & Flubs For The Week Of July 1, 2024

Nitpicks & Flubs

 

by Michele & Cheryl

Kristen and Ava

Monday

Nicole didn’t hear Melinda tell EJ that she was going to tell the truth about Jude’s paternity. Melinda wasn’t yelling so she should have heard her talking.

Did Tate forget that he’s supposed to be working at the pub? He told Brady that he wanted to work at a club to pay him back.

Why would Ava and Kristen talk about her sleeping with Stefan in a public place? Anyone could have heard them talking about it.

Did we miss something? Will and Sonny went to New Zealand when they left the show, but they are back in Phoenix.

It was convenient that Gabi thought Stefan would be tempted by other women when we know he slept with Ava.

Tuesday

Chanel and Johnny were crying one minute, but their tears dried up the next time they were shown.

What made Kate think she and Abe were qualified to produce a TV show? How big would the show be since they live in Salem?

Wednesday

Julie talked about Clyde as if she knew him. We didn’t realize she knew anything about Clyde.

Stephanie told Paulina that the people of Salem didn’t like her firing a woman of color to rehire a rich, white man. It didn’t make sense for her to tell an African American woman about hiring a woman of color.

Chad wanted to talk about something private with Kayla, but he kept her office door open. Anyone could have heard them talking.

Thursday

Tate balled up the pamphlet for lacrosse camp, but it was straightened out when Theresa looked at it.

The flashback Alex had could be heard before it was shown.

Brady managed not to hear Holly and Rachel talking about her bribing her to keep quiet about Tate.

Aaron could be heard talking while Holly was shown.

Friday

What are the odds that Connie would approach Melinda out of the blue.

Why would Melinda want to work for the woman who killed her daughter?

Nicole cried without any tears.

How did Connie get the keys to Tripp’s apartment? She used them to get inside and think about stabbing Li.

 

Melinda

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Days Best Lines For The Week Of July 1, 2024

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Steve: I assume this felony has something to do with me breaking Clyde Weston out of Statesville?
Jada: Are there any other felonies that I should be aware of?
Steve: Not that I can recall

Jada: I have no choice but to formally charge and book you
Steve: It won’t be my first time posing for a mug shot.

Jada: There were two people in hazmat suits who escorted Clyde Weston to safety after that chemical spill. You’ve already admitted that you were one of them. Who was the other?
Steve: Rebecca Goldman. Who else?
Jada: Was it John Black?
Steve: John? No of course not.
Jada: You two are partners.
Steve: We’re partners at Black Patch, but we’re not partners in crime.

Stephanie: I care about Everett.
Bobby: You only care about yourself. You’re such a liar.

Bobby (to Stephanie): You have that annoying personality that thinks she’s always wanted. Don’t you? Let me say something to clear the air about it because it’s not totally getting through. I want nothing to do with you. I find you desperate and pathetic and unattractive. You do nothing for me.

Chad (talking about staring at the footage of the mystery woman): This is going to make me crazier than I already am.

Julie: We don’t need that do we?

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Days Transcript Friday, July 5, 2024

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THIS STILL NEEDS EXTENSIVE EDITING!

[tense music]

Good morning, Bobby.

[inhales sharply] I don’t know why you’re here, but I’ve nothing to say to you.

Bobby–

I’ll speak to Jada. No one else.


So I went and saw my ex at Bayview yesterday. [soft music]

Yesterday?

Mm.

Oh. OK. So when you got there, which one–

It was Bobby.

Bobby.

Yeah, the doctors haven’t been able to reach Everett.

So he made good on his threat?

Yeah. And Stephanie thought that maybe I’ll be able to reason with Bobby, but unfortunately, I hit a wall when he would not let Everett out.

Well, it was a total waste of time.

Not necessarily.

Where are you, Kristen? Damn, this is going to be a giant waste of time.

Excuse me, Ms. Trask.

You.

I’m Connie Viniski.

Oh, I remember you well, the avenging angel who attacked me on Valentine’s Day and blamed me for Li Shin’s death.

I’m sorry about that. I was completely irrational that night. But it was only because I was jealous of you.

Jealous?

Well, things didn’t work out between me and Li because he was clearly still hung up on you. But that wasn’t your fault, and it definitely doesn’t make you responsible for his death. I’m very sorry.

Well, I suppose we all have our moments.

That’s very gracious of you. And now that I’ve said my piece, I won’t take up any more of your time.


Finally.

[chuckles] You know the best thing about being CEO? You can be as late as you want to wherever you’re going, and everybody else just has to deal with it.

Nice perk.

Hmm. Let’s get down to business. My brother, EJ, wants me to hire you as the mayor’s general counsel. And I am just trying to figure out why.

Where is your wife, Stefan? I’ve been looking all over for her.

She’s on a flight back from Arizona.

What is she doing there? Arizona? I need her here now.

Oh, OK, pipe down a little bit. She was visiting Ariana. That kind of takes precedence. What do you need her for, anyway?

What time does she land?

Later this morning. Answer the question.

Mayor Price feels that my reinstatement as DA isn’t playing well with the constituents. I’m holding a press conference today to boost my image.

Will there be cheerleaders? I hear free food and booze always helps.

I want Gabi there to talk about how valiantly I fought for her freedom.

[laughs] Sorry, what?

Don’t start. I need this.

Valiantly, my ass. OK? It’s not like you overturned Gabi’s conviction because it was the right thing to do. You did it so I wouldn’t tell Nicole the truth about Jude’s paternity.

[sighs] [birds chirping]

Nicole, hi.

Oh, hey. Good, you’re here. Listen, I’m covering EJ’s press conference. I want you to come with me and take some photos.

I’m– I’m sorry, I can’t.

Eric, I know he’s not your favorite person. And it’s been awkward since you had to hand Jude over to him–

No, that’s not the reason. [soft music] I can’t. It’s just that I don’t work here anymore.


Does that mean–

One of the jobs that I applied for, it came through.

Oh, I see.

I’m moving… to Paris.


[soft orchestration] announcer: Like sands through the hourglass, so are the “Days of Our Lives.”


[soft music]

France? Paris, France?

Yeah. I’m going to be the head photographer for a prestigious magazine.

Wow.

Yeah.

That– that’s amazing. Congratulations.

Thank you.

I’m sorry. I– I– I’m sorry if I seem a little caught off guard. I mean, who knew that they would respond so quickly. And– and you just said that you don’t work here anymore. So does that mean you quit your job already?

Yeah, I did. Xander, he agreed to let me out of my contract right away. I’m flying out today.

Hmm, said your piece? Got it off your chest? Good. Now, listen up. I held up my end of the bargain. Gabi is free. Hold up yours and keep your mouth shut.

Relax, brother. I haven’t told Gabi a word. And she has asked me a lot of questions as to why you actually helped us out. So worry not.

And stop phrasing everything like a threat. I’ve got enough trouble with Melinda nipping at my heels.

Oh, so that wasn’t a casual visit?

Casual? Casual? The woman was in a frenzy of rage and nearly told Nicole the truth. It took some doing, but she’s agreed to keep it zipped.

How much doing? [tense music]

I offered her the position of general counsel at DiMera.

What, as a practical joke? EJ, you can’t offer her a janitorial position without Kristen’s approval, and she hates your guts right now.

Or perhaps she’s feeling magnanimous after outmaneuvering me for the CEO job. But if not, if Kristen doesn’t come through, Melinda goes back to being a ,-volt livewire.

Have you ever considered selling the rights to your life story? Because America could use a good laugh right about now.

Damn it, Stefan, this is my relationship with Nicole, which I treasure beyond words. So I don’t appreciate you making light of this, especially since if you hadn’t blackmailed me, I wouldn’t be in this mess!

And if you hadn’t lied to the woman you say you love, I couldn’t have blackmailed you. So this is your doing.

I’m home. What did I miss?

Detective Hunter came to see you last night. You said that she was the only person you wanted to see. So tell me how that went.

No cuts, no bruises. Yeah, I think our conversation was quite productive.


And just so you know, Bobby did want me to give him another chance.

Oh. Well, that must be so flattering to get hit on by someone who isn’t even real.

He was real to me.

Right. No, I’m sorry. I’m sorry. Of course, he was. So what did he dangle to entice you to get involved with him again? I’m just curious about my competition.

He offered to help solve a case.

What? Wow. So he’s like Hannibal Lecter now, huh? I hope you didn’t humor him.

Well, I have to admit that I am intrigued, Rafe. I mean, he claimed to have– he claimed to have information on a crime, and not just any crime, a murder. [tense music]

Murder? That does change things.

Yeah.

So was, like, Mr. Plum in the library with the candlestick or something less obvious?

OK, can we please just not?

All right, I’m sorry. Go on.

He didn’t give me any details. But he said that we can further discuss it if I go back and visit him today.

A bluff, %.

Yeah, I considered that.

Do you not– Jada, he just wants to spend more time with you. That’s it.

Maybe. Although he could have information on a serious crime and want to see me at the same time.

Nope. It’s pure manipulation, Jada.


Either way, I’m going back. I need to hear him out.

OK. I don’t want this to sound harsh, but the guy is mentally unstable. This could be a trap. He– he could get violent. I just– I think that you should stay as far away from him as possible.


I’m glad you had a positive experience with Jada. I– I know you still have feelings for her. But shouldn’t you consider Everett? I mean, couldn’t you just briefly let him out?

No, I don’t think so. He’s not ready to face the past.

Well, if that’s the problem that he’s having, then we should explore that. What happened in the past?

Why don’t you sum it up for me? Why is EJ so eager for me to give you this job?

Couldn’t be the most obvious reason, could it? He feels guilty for stealing the DA job from me.

Yeah, no, DiMeras are generally not wired for a guilty conscience.

But he likely knows the value of rewarding a good deed. I was the one who handed over the evidence that freed his sister-in-law.

Yeah, that’s another thing I don’t understand. I mean, previously, EJ refused to reopen Gabi’s case. And then all of a sudden, it’s at the top of his to-do list. He hates her, and I don’t think he’s very fond of Stefan either.

I know from personal experience that being the DA, you serve at the pleasure of the mayor. Politics and optics are just as important as the results in court. Sounds like to me he just decided to go for an easy win right out the gate.

Yeah, no, I don’t buy that. Yeah, let’s just table all the EJ questions for now. I’m curious about you. Why do you want to work for me? I assume that you still blame me for your daughter’s death.

You did push her down a flight of stairs.

It was an accident, as I have told you before. Look, I was out of my mind with grief. I was horrified at what happened to your daughter.

Yeah, well, I’ve been out of my mind with grief since I lost her, my only child. And since you are responsible for her death, even if unintentionally, I am triggered just being in your presence. But nevertheless, I am a professional. So for the sake of the job, I can put aside our personal differences.

Wonderful. I can’t say the same.

So just like, that you punch out of here, and the next minute, you’re on the left bank.

Well, I need a clean break. The sooner I start a new life, the better. I told you why. [tense music]

Yeah, you did. And I know it’s not getting any easier without Jude. In fact, it’s getting harder. I just wish there was something I could do.

The only thing that I know is I need time. I need distance.

Right. Well, and– and who knows what adventure awaits you? I am really going to miss you.

I’m gonna miss you. But I don’t know. Maybe this is for the best for all of us. I mean, EJ never did like us working together.

Yeah. And he liked it even less when he saw us kissing.

What?

You know that night you brought me home, and I was wasted, he saw us.

Why didn’t you tell me?

Well, because he just told me recently. And– and I reassured him that it meant nothing. And obviously, it upset him.

Of course, it did. I mean, if we were together– I don’t know what I’d do if I saw you kissing another man.


I was going to pick you up from the airport.

Mm, I got in early, so I took a rideshare. Mm.

So? Tell me about Ari.

So incredible. I cannot believe how grown-up she is. I wanted her to come back with me, but she signed up for this performing arts club.

And I’m sure she’s going to be the next Ariana Grande. Look, you can gush over your offspring any time. Right now, I need you to glam yourself up for a press conference.

I’m all for being objectified, but why?

It’ll give you a chance to express your boundless gratitude for my having ensured your exoneration.

I just landed, and I’m exhausted.

You owe me, Gabriella. Stefan, you too.

We’ll be there.

Mm.

What time?

An hour and . Please don’t be late.


You really want me to do this?

I do. Let’s throw him a bone.

Fine. But only if you tell me how you strong-armed EJ into overturning my conviction.

I told you, I pleaded to a sense of family loyalty.

And I told you, I don’t buy it, especially after I just overheard you talking about blackmailing him when I interrupted you two before.

Ah, whoops.

Hmm. Truth bomb, baby. Let’s have it.


OK. Brace yourself. About Nicole’s baby, Jude. EJ’s not the father.


You know, you’ve said to me really protecting Everett, but I have a sense that you’re more concerned about yourself.

And I have this sense that this is all really boring and that I’d like to get back to my book. [tense music]

All right, I’ll leave you for right now. But, Bobby, we can’t go on like this. [chuckles]


We’ll see about that.

Just remember one thing. This guy’s in Bayview for a reason.

Bobby wouldn’t hurt me. Look, it’s very rare for alters to be violent. And plus, I’ve been doing a bunch of research about people with DID, and Marlena said the same thing.

Still. If you’re looking to investigate a crime, I’ve got a whole stack of them at the office, OK? You can have your pick of felonies. This is just too risky.

Hmm. OK, you know, I’m guessing that you wouldn’t pull this on a male detective, this whole too-risky business. My job is to investigate crimes, Rafe.

I’m not involved with any of the male detectives at work. Only you. OK. Obviously, there’s no stopping you.

No, there is not.

All right. I’ll just go with you.

You can’t. Bobby will not tell me anything in front of you or even if he knows that you’re there. Look, this is all about trust, OK? And I just need to go there alone.

I hate this a lot.

There’ll be a doctor right outside the door.

OK. All right. Just be careful. I love you.

Well, I should really get to the press conference.

Yeah. I need to finish my rounds, you know, farewell tour.

OK. And then it’s off to the airport?

Yeah, that’s the plan. [soft music]

Well– well, do you want to see Jude before you go? He’s at home. I could let the nanny know that you’re coming.

No, I don’t think that’s a good idea.

EJ won’t be home, if that helps.

I’m tempted. But thank you for the offer.


So is this really goodbye? I mean, it just– it just seems so final. May– maybe we could say, I don’t know, see you later. OK, maybe– maybe that doesn’t work, so–


So this really is goodbye? [sighs] How about we just don’t say it, OK?


OK. We won’t.

OK.


[chuckles]

So you’re not willing to set aside our personal differences? And here I was thinking that I was the one with a very serious grievance with you, not the other way around.

Maybe so, but I would always be looking over my shoulder with you around, worried whether or not you were playing the long game or not.

Well, you can stop worrying. I plan to keep my head down and work my ass off. Period. And you would be extremely lucky to have me in your employ.

Mm. I do feel like I owe you. I just don’t think it’s a smart move for me at this moment.

Hello, ladies. Settled on a starting salary, just negotiating the perks now?

We are at an impasse, actually. It seems your sister doesn’t want to hire me.

What? Why not? Linda is extremely qualified.

[scoffs] Oh, what, to stab me in the back? We have been just talking about that.

Oh, for God’s sake, I am not a threat, dammit, at least not to you.

Kristen, what can I do to help seal this deal?

EJ, I really don’t–

What if I offer you my DiMera shares?


[gasps] I’m still– wow. Eric is Jude’s father, not EJ? And Eric has no idea?

[sighs] Yeah. In EJ’s defense, he hasn’t known about this since the very beginning.

Well, the way you described it, he’s known long enough. When exactly did Sloan tell him the truth? Months ago?

Yeah.

And he’s sat on it ever since?

He was afraid of losing Nicole. He still is. He thinks if Nicole finds out that Eric is Jude’s father, she’ll leave him.

I bet he’s right. Once you discovered those test results–

I realized I had him right where I wanted him. And I had all the tools necessary to secure your freedom.

It’s Independence Day all over again. And now Eric will get his child back. [tense music]

I’m sorry, what?

Stefan, we can’t keep this to ourselves. We have to tell Eric the truth. [dramatic music]


Don’t look at me like that. Telling Eric that Jude is his son, Stefan, it’s the right thing to do. It’s the only thing to do.

I can’t believe you’re even saying this.

And I can’t believe you think there’s any other choice here. [soft music] Look, you and I may not exactly be pillars of morality, but I was unjustly separated from my daughter for almost a year. It killed me to miss out on so much time with her. Do you expect me to stand by and let Eric miss out on his child’s entire life?

OK, look, I don’t love it either, but EJ came through for us. You are free.

Exactly. We got what we wanted. So what’s stopping us from telling Eric?

A very solemn promise. That’s what’s stopping us. I– I’d like to think that that means something here.

Does it, though?

Yes, it does. It absolutely does. I– look, we finally have a ceasefire with EJ. Now, I don’t need or want another war with him right now.

I get that. But Eric’s a really good guy. He’s Ariana’s great-uncle. What did he do to deserve this?

Gab, Gabi, you just got out of prison for a crime you didn’t commit. Do I need to remind you again that life is unfair sometimes? And look what Jude has to gain from all this. He will want for nothing.

So growing up without your real dad is OK as long as you’re a one-percenter?

It’s not just that. Despite EJ’s faults, he is also a very good father. This is the price that we have to pay for your freedom. It could be a lot worse.

Tell Eric that.

OK, Gabi. Hey, I hate it. I honestly hate it. Please, please, don’t rock the boat right now. I just got you back. And I can’t risk anything getting in the way of us living in harmony.

OK. OK. OK. I’ll try and see it your way.

Please. It’s the only way. It’s for the best. [tense music]


So let’s go play nice with EJ? Mm?

Mm-hmm, OK.


You have fought tooth and nail to amass those shares. And now you just want to hand them over to me?

Why do I need them? The board has made it clear they don’t want me in charge. And playing another game of CEO musical chairs is pointless. Plus, I am completely content being DA.

Still, you’ll sacrifice a tremendous amount of power to get Melinda this job, not to mention the money.

Oh, to be clear, you’ll also get the voting rights and the power that comes with those shares, but the dividends will continue to flow, again, in the direction they always have. Melinda may be an excellent attorney, but I have my limits.

I wonder what those might be.

A solid block of votes in your corner. That should help eliminate any insecurities you may have about holding on to your position.

Either there’s something that you’re not telling me, or being a new father has turned your brain into mush.


It’s a deal. I will have the interim DiMera lawyer draw up the paperwork, in addition to Melinda’s contract. I am sure that you will find the pay package more than suitable.

OK. The job is yours, which means you now have to keep your trap shut about Jude’s paternity from now to eternity. Correct?

Nicole won’t hear about it from me.

Won’t hear what? [dramatic music]


Hmm. I was hoping you’d come back.

I almost didn’t. And just so we’re clear, I won’t let you keep me on the hook. I’m going to need answers. OK, you said you have information about a murder, so I need you to tell me what you know. [tense music]

You always loved to dive right in, didn’t you? Fine. But I’m going to need something in return first.

Honestly, I don’t understand how you keep talking to this conniving lowlife, who helped another conniving lowlife steal our son.

Believe me, I’m aware.

And I know this conversation isn’t about the court cases that EJ’s taking over for you again. You said, Nicole won’t hear it from me, meaning?

We were just talking about Kristen hiring me to work at DiMera. And I guess now you have indeed heard it from me.

Why would she do that? Is the company’s reputation in danger of improving?

I knew– I knew that you would be upset. And I’m so sorry that you walked in on us like that. I– I wanted to break the news to you myself.

Well, guess the cat’s out of the bag now. Excuse me, I have to go pick out some very expensive office furniture.


EJ, I don’t get it. Don’t Kristen and Melinda have a terrible history?

My guess, Kristen hired to spite me.

Unbelievable.

Are you– are you here for my press conference? I didn’t realize you’d be making a show of support.

Actually, I’m here covering for “The Spectator.” Objectively, of course.

Ah. Well, to make it up to me, please ensure Eric takes a rather flattering photo of me for the front page. Sadly, it must include Gabi as well, but hey, I’ll soldier on.

Eric doesn’t work for “The Spectator” anymore. He’s taking a job in Paris.

Paris, France?

Mm. He realized that living in the same town as Jude is too hard. He needs a clean break.

Well, that makes sense. I– I know it’s– I know it’s a big change, but I think that Eric has made the right decision for everyone.

Oh, I’m glad you’re here, hermano, but you didn’t have to come out for this dog and pony show.

So today, are you the dog or the pony?

Oh, and there it is, that wicked sense of humor I have not missed at all.

Oh, you love it. You love it. And I love you, which is why I’m here, to support you, even though I’ve got to listen to this blowhard DA.

Yeah, well.

Worst.

Mrs. DiMera.

Yes.

I just wanted you to know how happy I was to hear you were exonerated.

I’m sorry, do I know you?

No, but I knew Li Shin quite well, actually. And I know he wouldn’t be able to rest in peace while someone was being wrongfully punished for his murder. So thank goodness you got justice and that his true killer was revealed.

Thank you. It means a lot. Hmm, so nice.

Seemed a little strange to me.

Maybe a little.

Yeah.

So when is Eric planning to go?

Oh, well, he booked a flight for later this afternoon.

Wow, so soon? Then I’m glad you got to say goodbye.

You’re loving this, aren’t you? I’m waiting for you to break out in song.

I’ll admit, I’ll sleep a lot easier knowing that I have you all to myself. But I do feel bad for Eric. He lost his wife and his child in one fell swoop. I’d be devastated too if I were in his shoes.

Paris? What? Are there no photographer positions open in, I don’t know, Missouri? All right, I understand.

Do you think I’m weak? Weak for running away?

No, not at all. Look, nobody blames you for needing space. You’ve got a lot of adjusting to do.

Thank you. Thank you for saying that. And thank you for what you’re not saying.

Meaning? [soft music]

Meaning Nicole. You know very well Nicole is the other reason why I’m moving away.

Thank you, everyone, so much for coming. It goes without saying that it’s been a rather tumultuous time in your district attorney’s office, the chaos, the instability. This city deserves better. And I want to assure the citizens of Salem that the right person is finally on the job. As the DA, I hereby recommit myself to upholding the law and making sure justice prevails no matter how hard the fight. To that end, my first act as your newly reinstated district attorney was to reopen the Li Shin murder case. In light of new evidence, we now firmly believe that the real culprit was a Mr. Gil Carter, a drug dealer who is now deceased. But this is not just about seeking justice for Mr. Shin. Gabriela Hernandez DiMera was wrongly convicted of this crime. She too was seeking justice. I personally presented my findings to the judge regarding the new evidence. And he agreed with me that Mrs. DiMera’s release was immediately called for. Ladies and gentlemen, the system works because today she has her freedom. So now, I would like to welcome her to the podium to say a few words. [applause] [tense music]


I suspected you might want something in return. What would that be?

Get me released. Then we could go someplace private, just the two of us.

I knew you were just playing games.

It’s not a game. I do actually have the information that you need to know.

About a murder?

Mm-hmm. And I will tell you all about it as soon as you get me sprung, baby.

Rafe was right.

Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa. Wait, wait, wait, wait, wait, wait, wait. OK, I will tell you.


[soft music]

You wanted to see me?

Yes. I– I received EJ’s shares. And I am a woman of my word, so here is the contract. All you have to do is sign.

Oh, you weren’t kidding about this pay package.

Mm-hmm. Yeah, see, it’s worth it because now you answer to me. Now, let’s have it. Why did my brother push so hard to get you this job?

All I can say is your brother was doing what’s best for him.

I am so grateful to be standing before you here today. The last eight months have been the worst of my life. I wouldn’t have survived if not for the support of my family and friends. There are so many people I have to thank, but first and foremost, I must acknowledge my husband, Stefan DiMera. His love and unwavering faith in me got me through the darkest of hours. He never once doubted my innocence and fought tirelessly to secure my freedom. Te amo, mi amor.


OK, let’s have it.

Mm, God, I love it when you talk dirty.

You have five seconds to spit it out, or I’m gone.

Mm-hmm.

, , , , .

It’s about the murder of Li Shin. [dramatic music]

And I’d also like to thank Detective Jada Hunter and my brother, Commissioner Rafe Hernandez, for pursuing every angle of this case. They worked tirelessly to make sure justice was served. And finally, there is one more important person I need to acknowledge, the victim, Li Shin. As someone recently mentioned to me, Li can finally rest in peace now that his true murderer is known. [dramatic music]


[lock clicking] [keys jangle]


[grunts]


You’ve asked me not to bring up Nicole. I respect that you don’t want to talk about it.

Yeah, but now that I’m leaving, I can be honest with you, not just you, but… Myself too. [soft music] I tried to move on. But the one simple fact is that Nicole will always have a piece of my heart.


Excuse me, Mrs. DiMera. I was just wondering, what role did DA DiMera play in overturning your case? [tense music]


Of course. How could I forget? Much credit must go to your husband. He was the one who approved the immunity deal for Ms. Trask, who then handed over the evidence needed to exonerate me, even though DA DiMera was the one who wrongfully prosecuted me in the first place under the flimsiest of circumstantial evidence.

You’re not helping. [shutter clicks]

But in the end, he was big enough to admit that he was wrong, that he let his personal animosity toward me cloud his judgment. You and I are similar in that way. Sometimes we let our emotions guide our decisions. In your case, you sent me to prison out of hate. But you freed me out of love.

Love?

Not for me, obviously. For Nicole.

Nicole has nothing to do with this.

Of course she does. This is all about Nicole.

What are you talking about?

The only reason he exonerated me was because he was desperately afraid of losing his beloved wife to Eric Brady.

Why would he be afraid of that?

Because you’re still in love with Eric. And he’s the father of your baby.

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THIS STILL NEEDS EXTENSIVE EDITING!

[pleasant music]

[heavy breathing]

Ooh, we got another RSVP to our wedding.

It’s not from my mum, is it?

Uh, no. It’s from Justin and Bonnie. They will be there with bells on.

Oh, joy.

Xander, Justin and Bonnie are family. And given your most recent history, you should be lucky that they’re supporters of our relationship.

Bonnie is.

Yeah, she definitely is. I mean, she even went out of her way to help with the invitations, which is quite big of her considering you once locked her in a shed.

Yes, yes, we– we both know what I did to Bonnie. But if she can let it go, why can’t you?

[sighs]

Happy Independence Day, my love. [clink]

“Where liberty dwells, there is my country.”

Mmm, that’s beautiful.

Benjamin Franklin. Excellent quote master and statesman and inventor.

And one of our Founding Fathers to boot.

Indeed he was. He had lots of children.

Mm-hmm. [giggles] Honey, we have so much to celebrate.

Really?

Mm-hmm.

More than our country’s independence?

Mm. Oh, besides that. We have an engagement to celebrate.

Oh, so you’re talking about Xander and Sarah.

Well, not just them. Didn’t you hear the other good news? Theresa and I are getting married too. [suspenseful music]

Hi. Thanks for coming.

Yeah. Well, your message said it was urgent.

Well, there’s really no time to waste.

OK.

So hear me out. Given the circumstances and the anxiety attached to everything, I made a decision that I think is best for everyone– one that I hope you will go along with. [phone rings]

Hey. There you are. I’ve been waiting for your call.

Hey. Sorry I hung up on you like that last night. I had to move fast before anyone saw me talking to you.

I get it. You didn’t want to get busted again.

So, uh, I just wanted to check in, make sure everything is still a go. You still want to run away together, right? [suspenseful music] [soft orchestration] announcer: Like sands through the hourglass, so are the “Days of Our Lives.”


Well, aren’t you going to congratulate me? Theresa and I have been engaged for two days now, and you haven’t said a word.

Because I hadn’t heard.

I was waiting for you to tell him.

Ah. Well, now you know.

Yes. Now I know.

You don’t seem thrilled about it.

Oh, Alex, I just need a little time to process it.

Yeah, well, you wouldn’t need to process it if you actually liked Theresa. You could have just been happy for me, for us.

I’m sure he is, honey. And he likes Theresa just fine. Don’t you, honey?

Yes. Yeah.

You just don’t trust her, and you don’t think I should trust her. Isn’t that right, Justin?

It’s been an emotionally charged week for everyone, I mean, to say the least. I mean, you– you– you could have lost your life.

Yeah.

And I know you’re– hey, I know you’re probably still shaken up about it. And I– I still am.

[scoffs] Brady, the other night when I– when we were together and I– I told you that I want to be with you, I was– I was confused and I was upset. And now I’m not confused anymore.

Hey, Theresa, it’s– I know. You want to be with Alex. You’ve told me that. You want to marry him. This is not about that.

Oh. OK, then what?

It’s about our son.

You want to spend the summer together, right? Because there is no way that I’m going to stupid lacrosse camp, so we gotta figure something out.

I know. But, Tate, how are we gonna pull this off? I mean, even if your parents weren’t shipping you away to that camp, I’m practically locked up in a tower with a moat surrounding it.

It’s that bad, huh?

Bad enough. I mean, I’m like double super grounded, and I don’t think my mom’s gonna unground me anytime soon.

[sigh] That’s why we have to make sure our parents won’t be watching us.

How are we gonna do that?

Well, Holly, I am so glad you asked. I have a plan.

Would you say it’s better than the prom plan?

[chuckles] Yeah. Uh, OK. That one did not work out so well, did it? But this one will. Trust me.

I do trust you.

Good. I’ll call you as soon as it’s safe to talk, OK?

OK.

OK. Bye.

Bye.

Bye.

Bye. [beep]

Hello.

Rachel! Hey, girl, I didn’t see you there.

Obvi.

I was just about to watch a movie. You want to join me?

Not really. But I do want to know what you’re plotting with my brother.

Baby, you know that’s not fair. I have let go of what happened, what you did to Bonnie and Susan. I mean, lord knows I’ve made my mistakes. Not telling you about Victoria is, of course, at the top of that.

You had reason not to trust me. Sarah, I promise you. Never again will I let myself be corrupted by money.

Or anything else, right?

Well, maybe the love of a beautiful woman. [moaning] I’m sorry I’m all sweaty. [laughter]

Don’t mind. [knocking]

Terrible timing, whoever you are.

[laughs] Mom! Is everything all right?

Fine, sweetheart. I, uh, brought something for Xander.

What’s this?

A check– for your share of Victor’s estate.

I’m just cautioning you to be careful, Alex, and not rush into this.

And I appreciate the cousinly advice. I really do. I didn’t ask for it. I certainly don’t need it. See, I’m just trying to emulate my father. You see, Victor, he always went with his gut. That’s exactly what I’m doing.

Victor was not a fan of Theresa.

Honey, Victor’s not here, so–

Yeah, well, he obviously trusted my instincts. Why else would he have given me controlling interest in Titan?

I seem to remember Victor making Maggie CEO over you when he was still alive.

Yeah, well, maybe he didn’t think I was ready. And you know what, Justin? Maybe he was right. But before he died, he changed his mind. He changed his will. And as you well know, he gave me that power. And he left me half his fortune.

OK, guys, guys, guys, Victor trusted both of you.

And as executor of his estate, Victor entrusted me to distribute his money, which is why I’m going to give you this cousinly advice. If you do plan on marrying Theresa, you better make sure she signs an airtight prenup.

Lacrosse camp in Upstate New York? You want to send Tate there for the summer?

Yeah. I think it would be a great way for him to hone his skills and get ready for his senior season.

So this is about Tate’s lacrosse skills?

No. I mean, look, it’s a bonus. Theresa, he’s gonna be in a controlled environment, right, on a college campus. He’s gonna be working his butt off all day, but most importantly, he’s gonna be out of Holly’s orbit. There’s gonna be distance between them.

You know what? Actually, that’s not a bad idea.

Right? OK. OK, so you don’t have a problem with it?

What, do you wish I did?

I didn’t wish you did. I was thinking that you– might not like it. I didn’t think it would be an easy sell.

Why would you think that I’d be so against it?

Because I thought that you’d probably want to keep him close by, to keep an eye on him. And I thought you might be a little annoyed that I was the one that came up with the idea, and just– you know, came up with it without you.

God, you really think I’m that controlling? You know what? Don’t answer that, actually.

All right. So seriously, are we good with this?

Would I have been inclined to send Tate to the military school or the actual military? Yeah, maybe. But as long as Tate will be far away from Holly Jonas, lacrosse camp is fine by me. Yeah.

So this is the camp, huh?

Looks awesome, right?

Yeah. I mean, wow, you get to dorm. There’s a girls’ camp running at the same time.

Yeah. I was hoping you’d be into it. Apparently, this is, like, the best place to train if you have serious hopes of playing in college.

Yeah. No, I would love to go to a place like this. I mean, I would never be able to afford it.

That’s why it’s lucky my dad is paying for me to go.

I thought you and I wanted to go together.

No. Actually, I was hoping that you could go in my place.

I wasn’t plotting anything with your brother. We were just talking. See, the thing is, Tate and I, we really want to be together.

Duh.

But the problem is your dad and Tate’s mom and, well, my mom, they’re trying to keep us apart. So the only way for us to be together is by–

Is by sneaking around.

I wouldn’t say sneaking so much as just not telling our parents about it, which is why you can’t say anything.

You want me to lie to my dad?

No, you don’t have to lie. Just don’t say anything.

Sorry, but I don’t want to get in trouble.

What– Rachel, what are– are you calling your dad?

No, I’m calling your mom.

Rachel! No, you can’t.

That’s– a lot of money.

Well, I told you I intended to share my half of Victor’s fortune.

You did, but [sighs] it’s been a little while since you said that.

Well, you didn’t think I’d change my mind, did you?

Honestly, it’s more that I just haven’t really been thinking about it.

Well, I’m sorry for the delay. Uh, it took Justin and me a little while to work out all the details.

I’m just surprised, especially given everything that just happened with Konstantin.

Yeah, well, uh, this is just the right time. See, when Konstantin tried to take everything from us, you stood up to protect this family. And you deserve to be rewarded.

Are you sure about this, Mom?

Yeah. Yeah. This is what I want to do. You deserve every penny, Xander.

Thank you, Maggie. It really is incredibly generous of you. And it means a lot. But I can’t accept this. [sad music]


A prenup, huh? What, you think Theresa is planning to murder me for my money?

You know damn well I’m not suggesting that.

Right, right. You’re just concerned she’s gonna milk me of my father’s fortune while I’m still alive.

I’m not suggesting that either, Alex.

Alex, I think what your fa– um, what Justin is trying to do is protect your interests.

And the interests of your future heirs. You owe it to yourself and the family to protect yourself. You’re a very wealthy man. This must have occurred to you.

Wow. Just a little insulting, don’t you think, suggesting that Theresa is only interested in me because I’m rich?

Alex, I didn’t mean– I didn’t mean to insult you. This is not about– hey, this is not about you. It’s about her. The fact is, she has a history of chasing men who have money. As a matter of fact, I’ll tell you this– that’s one of the reasons she was interested in me from the very beginning.

I don’t need protection from Theresa. Despite what you or Brady or anybody else thinks, she’s not marrying me for my money.

Huh. Brady. Who said anything about Brady?

Theresa’s in this for the right reasons, OK?

Then she won’t have any problems signing an agreement laying out exactly what she’s entitled to in case this marriage doesn’t work out.

Hi. I’m sorry. Are you guys talking about a prenup?

So after the whole prom mess, my dad decided to send me out of town for the summer, to keep me away from Holly.

Oh, that’s harsh.

Yes, it is, except I had this brilliant idea. I thought, basically, when I go away to camp, I’m off grid. So my parents will be relieved when I’m there, and they’ll stop worrying and paying attention.

Oh, yeah, or they could set up a Tate-cam in the camp like they do for baby pandas at the zoo.

Could they do that?

What? No. Dude, I’m kidding.

Bro, you– why not? You can’t even joke like that. My mom would do something like that if she could.

Oh, she’s not that bad, is she?

She kind of is. The camp doesn’t allow visitors, so my parents can’t drop by. And I will turn off tracking on my phone, so it’ll look like I’m in New York. And then all I would need is somebody that would go to the camp and say that they’re Tate Black. And I know you’re really good at lacrosse and you love it, and I thought this could be a really good opportunity for you.

Yeah, for me? I– [sighs] How would we even pull that off?

Easy. No one at the camp knows who I am. They don’t know what I look like. My dad will be paying for the whole thing. And, uh, so I would have my summer of freedom, and then you would get all the perks of playing at a world-class lacrosse camp.

I don’t know, man.

Are you kidding me? Dude, if you have a summer of training like this, colleges will be throwing scholarships at you, throwing them at you.

Do you think so?

Yes. I mean, they basically promise it in the brochure. This is a win-win, man. What do you think?

Rachel, you can’t just call my mom.

Why not? Wait, is she home right now?

No– hey. You can’t tell her or your parents. Please, I’ll do anything.

Like what? What’s in it for me?

[stammering] Well, how about for starters, you would be a hero for your brother. Yeah, I mean, do you really want to make things worse for Tate after all he’s been through with getting kicked out of his school and what happened with his mom recently?

I guess not.

Of course not. Look, I get that your mom says I’m bad news and all, but you and I, we used to have fun together, remember? And you know I would do nothing to ever hurt you or get you busted.

Well, you might.

No, I wouldn’t. Rachel, please, I really need your help. Look, you’re old enough to understand that I like Tate. I really, really like him. And it means so much to me if you could just help us out. And– ooh, how about this? I would give you my favorite perfume you like. Vanilla orchid. Remember, I spritzed it on you the other day?

So like a bribe, right?

It would be a gift for being a good friend. Can I count on you?

Hi. What are you two talking about?


Um, nothing important. We were just talking about perfumes. Right, Rachel?

Rachel?

Yeah, perfumes.

Perfumes. OK. Seemed a little intense to just be perfumes.

[chuckle] That’s because Rachel wanted to put some of mine on– vanilla orchid. That’s the name of it. Well, actually, it’s a cologne. And I told her that’d be completely fine, but I didn’t know if it’d be OK with her mom.

I think it’d be OK with her mom. But, um, it’s gonna have to wait because we do have to get going.

Oh, too bad.

Yeah. Want to see some fireworks? Are you ready? Huh?

Yes. Can I go get the glow sticks that Mommy got me?

Oh, totally. Yes, we need glow sticks. Yes. All right.

I’ll be quick.

See you at the front door. Thank you for hanging out with her.

She’s a really great kid. And I know Kristen doesn’t really trust me. Well, actually, I don’t think any moms do right now.

Look, I know Theresa was kind of hard on you the other night.

It’s OK. We don’t have to talk about it.

I want to. I want to. I just wanted to say, I wish things had gone a little differently. But I didn’t think it was cool that you and Tate decided to sneak around our backs.

I know. And we’re really sorry that it all happened like that.

Yeah. Well, you should know, Holly, that we’ve decided to send Tate to lacrosse camp for the rest of the summer.

Lacrosse camp? Really?

Yeah. We think it’s best that you two spend a little time apart.

Yeah, I– I understand. How did Tate react when you told him this?

Not too well, as you can imagine. But look, it’s only– it’s only for the summer. It’s not forever. You know, and maybe you two can– we can reevaluate the situation when he– when he returns. And who knows? You know, if you two prove to be trustworthy, I don’t see why things couldn’t look a lot different your senior year.

Yeah. I really hope so.

So you’re asking me if I want to go to a world-class camp, all expenses paid, to play lacrosse all summer to potentially have a D scholarship?

Yeah.

Where do I sign?

Wait. Seriously, you will do this?

Um, yeah. I feel like I’d be pretty stupid not to. I mean, I would just need to ask my brother, but he would love to have me out of his hair for the rest of the summer. So as far as I’m concerned, hi. Nice to meet you. I’m Tate Black.

Yeah. [laughing]

You don’t want the inheritance?

I’m beyond grateful, Maggie. I just– I literally just promised Sarah that I’m not going to be so money driven anymore.

This– this would allow you to never think about money ever again.

Not– I don’t think that’s how it works, darling. More money, more problems. Besides, if Victor wanted me to have this, he would have left it to me himself.

[sigh] Victor was a stubborn man who didn’t like to admit that he was wrong. I can admit it. I want you to have it. I mean, consider it a wedding present from the both of us.

I really am moved by your generosity, Maggie. I am– more than you can know. But I also know that Victor didn’t really consider me one of his heirs.

Like I told you the other day, Victor did love you. And if he had put that ego aside, I believe he would want you to have that money.

Theresa, this prenup was not my idea.

So, then, I assume, then, it was your idea, Justin?

Yes, it was. I brought it up.

[scoffs] You really think I’m marrying Alex for his money?

No one’s saying that, honey.

I was talking to Justin, not you, Bonnie.

Look, Theresa, it’s not my place to judge you or anyone, but I am legal counsel for the family. Alex has come into a substantial fortune. It’s my responsibility to look out for his best interests, both as his lawyer and as his– As someone who loves him. I’m sure you’d agree that it’s not unreasonable for me to have concerns.

How could Theresa have known that I was Victor’s son?

Well, I care about Alex, too. Obviously, I love him. I love you– very much, in fact.

I’m happy to hear that.

Really? I don’t think you are. And I don’t blame you being skeptical. I know that my history has a lot of black marks, but, um, I was interested in Alex before I knew that he was Victor’s son and heir– ever since we connected in Greece.

You remember when the three of us went to Greece, right?

Of course.

And you remember how we went after Konstantin and she stayed back at the hotel, right?

That was where we really got to know each other on that brief trip to Greece. It was the first time we realized that we were really drawn to each other. I just saw him as this great guy. I had no idea that he was Victor’s son and heir, none at all.

Yeah, and while we were out, her father delivered Granddad’s briefcase, which happened to be the only thing that contained evidence that you were Victor’s son.

So– so what are you saying, Brady? What, you think she secretly opened the briefcase?

Maybe. I know she likes to snoop.

That’s why I was just as surprised as everybody else was when I found out the truth, that Victor had left Alex a substantial fortune, as you put it.

I mean, if that were true, then she would have known the truth about the– fortune before her and I even slept together.

Exactly.

Alex knows all this already. Don’t you? You trust me, don’t you, Alex? [suspenseful music]


Of course I trust you. Theresa, I asked you to be my wife.

But– do you want me to sign a prenup?

I mean, I–

Because I think I should.

Huh. Didn’t see that coming.

Yeah, well, frankly, I’m tired of people thinking ill of me, thinking that I’m only after your money and that I don’t really love you. Yes, it’s– it’s no secret, it’s sad, but a lot of marriages don’t last. So I– I think you have every right to protect yourself, Alex.

That’s a very practical way of looking at it, Theresa.

Well, I’m not naive, Justin. I know what people are thinking and saying about me. It comes with the territory. But I also know my heart. My heart belongs to you, my love. And simply because you are a wonderful person, and I want to spend the rest of my life with you. All I want is to make you happy.

You do, Theresa. You make me so happy.

[sigh] You guys are too sweet.

So, since you’re both in agreement about the prenup, would you like me to draw up the papers?

Yeah. Sure. Draw ’em up, counselor.

Xander, are you sure you won’t accept this check?

I’m sure.

Sarah, do you want a minute to talk this over with your fiancée?

Don’t need it. This is entirely up to him.

OK, then. I respect your decision.

Thank you, Maggie. But we will be expecting an extravagant wedding gift. Yes?

[laughing] Duly noted. Now, give me the check. [laughs]

Feel free to order off our registry.

Oh, I think I can afford a few place settings of your China.

Oh, don’t spoil the surprise.

Oh, Xander, I am so proud of you for making this decision. And I believe that Victor would have been, too.

Thank you for saying that.

All right, sweetie. I love you, darling. OK. Thank you.

Love you, Mama.

Love you.

What?

I can’t believe you just did that.

Sorry. Did you have your eye on a mega yacht or something?

No. That was amazing!

I meant what I said, Sarah. I spent so much of my life just clawing and scraping for just trying to get my hands on money I didn’t deserve. It’s time for me to actually earn it. I mean, I’ve got a good job now. I’m doing fine.

You said that The Spectator was struggling.

For now.

[giggling]

I’m working on it, like I told you. And that’s the point. It’s legitimate work, and it’s mine.

You never cease to surprise me.

I surprise myself sometimes.

[laughs]

And look, I know your mom meant well with her offer, but– felt a bit too much like pity, I mean for Victor leaving me out of his will. And I don’t need pity because I already have the best prize of all. I’ve got you.

You’re quite a prize yourself, you know. [soft music] If I slept with you right now, would it be pity sex? Because I’ve never wanted you more.

Then I don’t care what you call it. [squealing, grunting]

Oh, Holly, I just love it when a plan comes together.

What happened?

Well, Aaron agreed to go to lacrosse camp in my place so my parents won’t wonder where I am when I don’t show up.

That’s brilliant.

So now all we have to do is find someplace local where I can stay hidden, and you can come visit me all summer. [smack]

Incoming.

Gotta go. I’ll text you later.

What’s up, guys?

Hey, Rach.

Hi, Tate. Hey, Aaron.

Hi, Rachel, how’s it going?

Fine.

We, uh– we just were walking by. We saw you guys in the window, and– how you doing, Aaron?

Doing good. How are you, Mr. Black?

Good.

Yeah, um– I was just telling Aaron about the camp that you’re shipping me off to.

Tate, you should know that your mother is completely on board with it.

Yay.

Listen. You don’t know how lucky you are, OK? If it was up to your mom, she’d probably send you to military school, OK?

At least that wouldn’t start until the fall.

I think the camp looks super cool, Mr. Black.

Thank you. I do too, actually.

So are you guys here to eat, or?

There’s not enough time before the fireworks. You want to come?

Yeah. Hey, hey, you should come. I can get two more tickets if you want to.

Oh, sorry. No, I have plans. My mom is having people over for a barbecue.

OK.

I should probably head home. Gotta pack for my big summer.

Tate, it’s gonna be a great experience. I’m sure of it. [fireworks popping] [soft music]

[laughing]

I take it our little angel is asleep.

She is down for the count.

Mm. That’s good. I would have liked to show her the fireworks, though.

Next year.

Yes. Although there are benefits to being an adult-only viewing.

Well, if you want, we could just make some more fireworks of our own.

I’d like that very much. [giggling] It really is beautiful, isn’t it?

It sure is. You know, we might not be the richest couple in town. But we are the luckiest.

And the happiest. [soft music]


[party horn honks]

[laughing]

I’m pretty sure those are for New Year’s.

Oh, well, no wonder they were on sale, then. [laughs] Oh, who cares, honey? It’s the birthday of our great nation. America, land of the free and home of the free refills at the movies. [laughter]

Yes. I’ll– [party horns honking]

Oh, hi.

[laughing]

This sounds like a joyous celebration.

Please join us.

Thank you, I will. But first you need to see this.

What is this?

Uh, Xander turned down the inheritance money.

Really?

Ooh.

Yeah, really. He was adamant. He said, um, he wants to be his own man.

Did you see that now? That’s cool.

Hey. Hey, Rachel, great fireworks, right?

They were better last year.

Ooh.

Oh.

Everyone’s a critic, huh?

Yeah. Speaking of being critical, I thought you’d be interested to know, Theresa’s offered to sign a prenup.

What? Alex, why would you bring that up right now? We’re talking about the fireworks.

Daddy, can we go get some ice cream?

Ah– yeah. Yeah. Yeah, let’s go get some.

Great.

Why did you do that right now? Why did you tell him? It’s none of his business.

Don’t worry about it. You weren’t supposed to hear that.

I am worried about it. I mean, the way you just said that, the way you just, like, blurted it out– in front of his daughter, no less. Look, I– it’s obvious that he’s bad mouthing me, telling you to stay away because I’m just after your money.

[scoffs]

What did he say to you, Alex?

It doesn’t matter. I wasn’t buying it, and I trust you completely.

Are you sure?

Yes, I’m sure.

Can I get double scoops?

Yes, you can get double scoops. I might as well get used to spoiling you, since it’s just gonna be you and me this summer. Are you gonna miss your brother Tate?

Yeah, definitely, but not as much as Holly will. [fireworks popping]

So is everything a go?

My mom is totally on board with me going away to lacrosse camp. And since Aaron agreed to take my spot–

That means we’ll be able to spend the whole summer together.

And no one will ever know. [soft music]


[ominous music] [loud smooching]

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Well, happy Fourth of July, sweetheart.

Mmm.

[chuckles]

Is it happy? I mean, yes, yes, yes, I’m relieved to know that Chanel’s miscarriage wasn’t my fault, but I’m still so sad for her and Johnny.

Yeah, so am I.

Mm-hmm.

But at least they’re not moving to LA, right?

Oh, thank heavens. Oh! And not that I’ve spent that much time there, but I’m not a fan of that city. Oh, I’ll tell you that. How does anyone ever get anywhere with all that traffic?

[laughs] Well, you know, the weather’s nice. And it’s where they produce my favorite show.

Mm. Oh. Speaking of, what time is it? You’re missing your story.

Oh, yes, yes. You’re right. You’re right. – But that’s not true for your email. It can be read by almost anyone, unless you protect yourself–

Well, that’s… – You’ll find a guide–

That’s weird. [soft dramatic music] – Snoop-proof your email by following the latest…

What– what happened to “Body & Soul”?


[sighs] Johnny. Please give Chanel my love. I’m just so sorry about the baby. I’ll check on you both tomorrow. OK. [phone beeps] [knocking]


Oh, hi.

Hey.

What a nice surprise. Come in.

Uh, I won’t stay long. I know you’re busy.

It’s all right. What’s going on?

I wanted to give you a heads-up about a conversation I just had with Detective Jada Hunter.


Jada.

Stephanie. Are you OK?

No, I’m not. I’m worried we’re going to lose Everett forever, and the only way to stop that from happening is for you to speak to Bobby. You need to speak to your ex-husband, Jada, please.

OK, slow down. What happened?

Marlena asked me to go to Bayview with her to talk to Everett.

Why you?

She said that his doctors felt that he would be most responsive to the person who knows him best.

OK.

Then when we got there, he was still Bobby, and he wanted nothing to do with me. Jada, we both know that I’m not the one who knows Bobby best.

Right. That would be me.

And that’s why you might be the right person to get through to him, the only one who can convince him to let Everett out.


Time for your morning meds, Mr. Lynch. You want to get better, don’t you? I think not, Nurse Margaret, I think not. [ominous music]


I think I’m happy just the way I am. Everett out of the way for good.


Chad, honey, looking at this video time after time, do you really think you’re gonna see anything new?

No, but it’s all I can think about, so…

Me too.

Waiting for that technician to say whether or not he can improve the– the scene on it. It’s like time’s standing still.

[sighs] Is that you, Abby?


Are you out there somewhere?


[soft orchestration] announcer: Like sands through the hourglass, so are the “Days of Our Lives.”


[sighs] It’s gonna make me crazier than I already am.

And we don’t need that, do we? So stop. OK? No more looking at that video, OK?

OK.

So tell me, was this technician optimistic about getting a clear picture?

Beyond enhancing, no. Well, you know, they’re gonna try to find some– see if they can find any info on the electronic signature, I guess the, you know, date, time, location maybe, and– and try to– try to make sure it wasn’t tampered with.

Oh. Darling… [sighs] Are you ready to receive some answers that– that Abigail is alive or not?

You know, I– I– I used to know the way that she moved. You know? The way she looked when she turned, the way her hair– you know. And– and I just don’t remember. I should– I should– I should know if that’s my wife or not.

Mm-hmm. It’s Clyde. This is exactly what Clyde wanted. He wanted to just give you enough information to just drive you crazy.

Well, it’s working. I mean, every time I– I– I, you know, think it’s true, I remember what it was like finding her that night, and I’m brought right back to the hospital and when Kayla told me that she was gone. [bright dramatic music]


Could–

What?

I mean, could she be wrong, Kayla? Could she have missed something?

Well, then you should talk to Kayla.


“Body & Soul” was canceled?

Yeah.

Did they say why?

Apparently, it looks like it was a dispute between the producers and the network.

I know people loved it. I– I even read that it was a very, very popular show.

They said the decision to pull the plug took everyone by surprise.

Wow. Do you think Abe knows?

Oh, I’m sure he does. He reads all the soap boards and the soap magazines.

Oh, I know that. I’ll tell you, when he was staying with Steve and me, you could not even talk to him when the show was on. And he kept telling me that I reminded him of one of the leading ladies.

He said the exact same thing to me.

Hmm.

That’s so weird. He also said that the characters were beginning to seem like his family, though.

Oh, then poor Abe. He’s not gonna be happy when he finds out that his TV family has gone bye-bye.

I don’t get it. I mean, the local news shouldn’t be on for another hour.

Well, maybe they changed the lineup. Well, um, you know, I have to get to the office. Now, will you be able to entertain yourself while I’m gone?

Uh, yeah, sure, I’ll– I’ll watch the weather report.

[laughs] OK, I’ll see you later, my love. Oh, well. Ah.

Yeah.


Well, what happened to “Body & Soul”?


Better not be canceled.


Steph, I don’t know if me going to visit Bobby is a good idea. I mean, as you know, he wants me back, so I don’t think that I’m the best person who’s gonna be able to bring out Everett.

OK, but what if– what if you made it very clear to Bobby that you were through with him, that you never want to see him again?

[sighs] And you think that would work?

It might. [soft dramatic music] Marlena says that Bobby is trying to protect Everett by keeping him buried inside. But what kind of life is that for him? Stuck in Bayview, all alone, pining for someone he can’t have.

Right, especially when you are right here, waiting for him.

This isn’t about my relationship with Everett.

What is it about?

He’s a good person, Jada. He’s sweet. He’s funny. I just want him to have his life back.

I want that too.

But this is hard for you. I get it.

It’s just– it’s really hard for me to wrap my head around the fact that the man I love, the Bobby I knew, he never even existed.


Marlena says that Bobby’s personality will always be a part of Everett, that their personalities will be integrated.

But Bobby would be gone.


OK. I’ll see what I can do. Do you want to go right now?

Actually, I– I can’t go with you.

Why not?

When I was there earlier, I– I kind of lost it on him. I was just so frustrated. Marlena had to basically drag me out of there before it got too far, but I don’t think that I would be welcomed back.

OK, I see. Well, I could probably get in by showing him my badge. [sighs] Stephanie, I’ll– I’ll do my best.

That’s all I can ask. Thank you.

Yeah, you’re welcome.

[sighs]

Oh, my. So you turned yourself in to the police for helping Clyde escape?

I needed to come clean. But you need to know that I left John out of it, Ava too. I told Jada I acted alone.

I see.

I need you and John to be aware, because Jada didn’t buy my story, but she has no evidence that anyone else was involved. So if she comes to you asking you questions, don’t let her bluff you into telling her anything.

I’ll be careful. Are you sure about this?

Yes, I’m sure. And you need to make sure that John knows as soon as he’s back.

OK, he will.

[sighs] How’s he doing anyway? I know he went to Greece to pay his respects to Konstantin’s daughter. And I thought he’d be back by now.

I did too. I know he was hoping to get closure. It feels like he just hasn’t been himself lately.

Why do you say that?

Well, we haven’t been able to– to talk on the phone, and– and when we text, it’s just very terse.

Do you think there’s something wrong? [tense music]

I’m thinking that he– he doesn’t want to come home.

Why is that?

I don’t think you know this, but before he left for Greece… he tried to kill you.


Did you just say John tried to kill me? [soft dramatic music]

It was at Maggie’s wedding. You know that I’ve been– been teaching him techniques to try to resist Konstantin’s brainwashing.

Yeah, and it’s been working. I mean, Konstantin produced the Pawn card. He ordered John to shoot me, but John resisted. And the guy had to shoot me himself.

Yeah. Well, John confided to me later that when all that chaos erupted, he looked at the card, and it had a bit of an effect on him.

How so?

He heard Konstantin’s voice in his head telling him to shoot you. He went as far as actually picking up the gun. Then he said he– he felt disoriented. I wasn’t sure what to do.

I remember John holding the gun. And Sarah said something to him, and it was like he didn’t even hear her. But he didn’t pull the trigger.

He’s been fighting his fight through all that. You can imagine how difficult this has been for him.

So you’re saying he’s staying away because?

Because he doesn’t want to hurt you.

What do you think?

Well, you know, I’ve been doing a lot of work trying to help deprogram him.

Yeah. And where’s the Pawn card? Where’s that?

I have it. And I– I don’t think that John would hurt himself or anybody else. He just– he’s worried.

Yeah, I’m sure he is, based on what you just told me. So if John left because he’s afraid of hurting me, I’m the one who has to go there and bring him back home.


Kate, I was just going to call you.

So you’ve heard?

Yes, I was watching it. I mean, I can’t believe they preempted “Body & Soul” for a story about dogs and fireworks.

Preempted. So you don’t know?

Don’t know what?

“Body & Soul” was not preempted. It was canceled. [tense music]

I’m so glad we could meet this morning, Paulina. I know how busy you are.

Oh. Well, at least I’m not dealing with that nasty recall business anymore. Oh, and thank you for your support with that, Stephanie.

Oh, of course.

Mm-hmm. I can finally get back to the business of promoting my new initiatives and running this city. Oh, no distractions anymore. Ooh, thank heavens.

Well, that’s not quite true.

What? What do you mean?

I mean, you may have cleared one PR nightmare, but I’m concerned there’s a new one brewing. [bright acoustic music]


Bobby. [soft dramatic music]

Jada?

What are you reading?

Oh, just a murder mystery you recommended. It’s– it’s very well written. It’s suspenseful.

I’m glad you’re enjoying it.

So far, so good. Let me guess. Dr. What’s-Her-Face sent you over here, right? Or maybe it’s Everett’s neurotic girlfriend.

OK, their names are Dr. Evans and Stephanie, and they are very, very worried about you. So am I.

Really?

Yes, I am. And like I told you before, you know, all the things that I blamed you for, I realize now that you had no control over any of that.

[sighs] I never stopped loving you. That’s– that’s the truth. I mean, we– we had good times together, didn’t we? Happy times. I never meant to hurt you.

I know.


Do you think we can get past it? I mean, can you ever accept my apology?

I can, and I do. And, Bobby, I still care about you. – Yeah, I don’t– I don’t think I should talk to Kayla.

Why ever not?

Because she’s– she’s close with Jack and Jennifer, you know, and we agreed that we weren’t gonna say anything until we knew for sure.

Kayla is discreet. You just have to tell her that.

Right, but I can’t do that. I can’t ask her to be that– that secretive. I mean, you know, she’s not even gonna be able to talk to Steve.

Don’t you think you owe it to yourself to ask these questions?

Yeah.


It’s just such a slim chance, so–

Yes, it’s a slim chance. You don’t ask, you’ll never get any answers.


[sighs] You still care about me?

Yes. Yes, I do. I want you to get well. And I want you to get out of this place.

You want me to come home?

Yeah, uh, when you’re feeling better. [tense music]

[sighs] You mean you want Everett to come home? [exhales sharply] I’m so stupid. You know, for a second there, I actually thought we had a chance.


Look, you know that I’m with Rafe now, OK? We’ve gone over this, Bobby. You signed the divorce papers.

Everett signed the divorce papers.

You are Everett. That’s the real you. He’s your host personality, and you’re just– you’re his alter.

What are these words that you’re saying? What are these words you’re– we had a life, Jada. We had a life together.

OK, I shouldn’t have put it that way.

No, you shouldn’t have, but I think I know why you did. Host personality? You’re talking about me like I’m some parasite, like I’m some illness, some defect in Everett’s psyche, not like I’m an actual person that matters.

OK, that’s not what I think. No, you do matter.

No, do you have any idea what I do to protect Everett? Do you have any idea the horrors that he has seen in this lifetime, horrors that I protect him from? My God.


It would make you as sick as it makes me.


OK, Bobby. I know that you have been there, and you’ve done so much to protect Everett from these– these horrible memories. It’s actually admirable, heroic even. And you are so strong. Just– maybe just a little too strong.

What does that mean?

It means that maybe if you just let Everett come back out and let him face the truth, then you would be helping, Bobby.


OK, let’s have it. What PR nightmare are we dealing with now?

People aren’t happy with the way you fired Melinda Trask and replaced her with EJ.

Why do they care?

Because, well, not only does it create a sense of instability in Salem, but–

But? But– but what?

You fired a woman of color and replaced her with a rich white man.

Ah, seriously? They’re coming after me for diversity issues?

EJ also happens to be a rich white man who you just so happened to fire and who has a well-known record of corruption. The optics are not good.

Yeah, well, I don’t like them either, but, you know, I did what I had to do.

I’m not sure anyone else sees it that way.

Melinda Trask was accused of stealing a baby, Stephanie! I think I was completely justified by relieving her of the top law enforcement position in my administration.

And EJ?

Hmm, EJ resolved the conflict of interest that caused me to let him go.

OK. OK, we can– we can use that.

Plus, you know, I offered Melinda another position.

Head of sanitation.

It’s a respectable gig.

I’m sure you weren’t surprised when she declined.

Yeah, well, not my problem.

Only it is your problem if it gets in the way of your agenda as mayor. Paulina, people are saying…

What? Huh? Well, come on out with it. Out with it. What–

That– that–

What– what are people saying?

That you treated Trask like trash.

Why would they cancel “Body & Soul”? It’s been on for decades.

Well, from what I’ve read, there were some political issues behind the scenes. I– I’m so sorry. I– I know how important the show was to you while you were recovering. [soft dramatic music]

That’s it? I mean, no– no goodbye? No thanks for watching? It’s just– just over.


Steve, you can’t go to Greece. You’ll be violating the terms of your bail.

Justin is working with the DA’s office. He thinks he can get me a deal, given the extenuating circumstances.

You mean because Clyde threatened to hurt your son?

That’s right. So I could get off with probation.

That would be wonderful. And look, I– I– I do know that John would never, ever want you to take the fall for him.

Well, it was the right thing to do for everyone involved.

I’m so grateful to you. Look, I don’t know how much more John could handle.

John’s my best friend. And he’s my partner. I need him back here healthy. And I also need him to know that I’ve got his back, no matter what. [tender music]

I know. He’s grateful to you for that.

Yeah. [chuckles] You know, he never would have agreed to break Weston out of prison if he wasn’t helping me. And he never would have been in this mess with Konstantin if not for me. I owe him my life.

John would say the same thing about you. He owes you his life. Steve, I know how much you want to bring him home.


[knocking]

Yeah, yeah.

Hey.

Hi. Chad, so good to see you.

Uh, do you have a few minutes?

Of course, I do. Please, have a seat. What can I do for you?

So… it’s kind of a sensitive subject, so I’d appreciate it if we could keep it between us.

Of course.

This is complicated, really, my question.

Whatever it is, you can trust me.

You know, it’s about Abby. [dramatic music]


Marlena, I just can’t sit around here while John needs me.

Well, I appreciate that, but John told me he wants to do this on his own.

Yeah, I’m sure he said that because he didn’t want to drag you into it. But I’ve been involved in this thing from the very beginning.

Yes, but, you know, I don’t want you– [phone ringing]

Hold on a second. It’s Justin. Hey, man. What’s up? [chuckles] Oh, yeah? That’s great news. Yeah. OK, thank you. Hey, listen, I’m here with Marlena. Can I give you a call back? All right. [exhales]

What? Good news about your case?

Yeah, I’d say. I guess EJ was feeling charitable. I got a suspended sentence, hours of community service.

Oh, that’s wonderful news.

Yeah, it is because now I’m no longer out on bail, so there’s nothing stopping me from going to Greece. [tender music]

Oh. Right. Well, I appreciate this. I’m so grateful to you. And I– I know that John– John will be as well.

Marlena, he’s going to be OK.


[sighs]

I just know it.


So what do you think?

Uh, well, you know, I mean, it could be her. It’s just– it’s just so grainy, I can’t really tell.

I know. That’s the problem. But, you know, Clyde said it, so I– I can’t just dismiss it.

No, of course you can’t.

And please don’t say anything to Jack and Jennifer.

No, I won’t. But I have to ask you– you said this is just between you and Julie. Why are you telling me now? [dramatic music]

Well, I mean, you were the last person to be with her before she died, you know? And I need to know what those final moments were like. You of all people know that miracles can happen. So, you know, do you think that it could be possible that this is true? That Abby could be alive?


Maybe there is.


Oh. It’s– it’s not like I can just ask for a do-over, fire EJ, rehire Melinda Trask again. For one thing, who knows what EJ is going to do to retaliate this time?

We definitely don’t need another recall campaign against you.

And I’d offer Melinda another job, but she’s bound to turn me down again. She only wants to be DA.

OK, right, yeah. So no more personnel changes.

Huh. [soft acoustic music]

In fact, you know what I think you need to do? I think you need to lean in to the changes that you’ve already made.

Lean in?

Mm-hmm. Convince your constituents that reinstating EJ as DA was the best choice for the people of Salem.

Oh, well, how do I do that?

We’ll launch a PR campaign that makes EJ look heroic. He sent Gabi DiMera to prison, but then when he found out that she was innocent, he– he moved his own ego aside and campaigned to get her free.

Mm, that’s a– that’s a very generous interpretation of events.

PR is all about creating a narrative, as I’m sure you know.

Mm.

People love the idea of someone righting a wrong. Gabi’s the self-made hometown girl who built her own fashion brand. She was wrongly convicted, and now she’s out, thanks to EJ, your highly principled DA.

EJ DiMera, principled? Well, there’s a good one.

You’re gonna have to sell it, Paulina. And I know you can. So we’ll schedule a press conference, OK? You can tout what EJ’s done for Gabi, but then you– you can use it as a launching pad, talking about your own success and how you want to move toward the future. And I think that’ll go a long way toward restoring goodwill.

Well, I’m glad that’s what you think, but I don’t.


[ominous music]


You came here to get rid of me.

No.

Didn’t you?

No. That’s not true.

You want Everett to take over and for me to go bye-bye forever.

OK, listen. Yes, I want Everett to come back out because it’s what’s best. And, Bobby, you will always be a part of him. OK?

It’s easy for you to say.


Look, like I said before, it’s– it’s what’s best. It’s what’s healthy. [bright dramatic music]


Why are you looking at me like that?

Hmm? What? Nothing. No, I was just thinking. You know, there’s so much pressure on you right now, right? I mean, everybody wants poor sweet Everett to come home because that’s what everybody wants.


You know, there’s something that I guess I can give you that Everett never could.


Bobby, I told you that it’s over between us.

Oh. I wasn’t talking about that. [chuckles] I can help you solve a crime.


But on the other hand, maybe this could be really good news for us and the show we’re creating, right? Abe?

Oh, I’m sorry. I’m just– I’m just– just frustrated. I mean, now I’ll never know who killed JP or if Charlemagne will tie the knot for the th time. [soft dramatic music]

Or maybe we will know.


You won’t hold a press conference?

Look, I’m not one to brag about my accomplishments. Oh, OK, maybe– maybe I am. But right now, it feels like it could– it could come off as disingenuous. Good PR is not supposed to seem like PR, right?

Right, right. I agree. [bright acoustic music] All right, then let’s have EJ give the press conference. He certainly isn’t shy about bragging about himself.

[laughs] You can be damn sure. In fact, you’ll probably have to drag his pompous ass away from the podium.

[laughs]


You want to contact him?

Yeah. Yeah, yeah. Fine, fine. Oh, but you know what? I– ooh, I need to be locked up in an asylum for trusting EJ DiMera. Oh. Oh. Stephanie, am I boring you?

No. Sorry. I’m– I’m just waiting to hear news about an old friend.


What do you mean, you could help me solve a crime? [soft dramatic music]

Well, I have information about a certain unsolved crime that I suspect you as a detective would find very useful.

Did you commit this crime?

You’ve always loved a cold case, right? Well, I can help you solve an important one, if you let me. But if Everett comes back, you’ll never know the truth.

Awfully convenient.

Mm, well, sometimes the truth is convenient.

OK, well, how come you didn’t mention this earlier?

You know, I’ve had a– a lot on my mind.


OK, tell you what? We can talk about this, but you have to tell me what kind of crime we’re talking about here.

It’s– it’s nothing too serious. Just– just a murder. [dramatic music]


You know, when Abigail was brought in, she had lost so much blood, it was nearly impossible for her to survive that.

But?

But, you know, I– I– I was sitting at Steve’s bedside when he flatlined. I was sure that he was gone. And then by some miracle, he came back to us. And like you said, look what happened to me and Marlena and Kate and Bo. So I would never say that something is impossible.

How could something like that happen here, do you think? [tense music]

Well, Dr. Rolf aside, there are drugs that can be given that would slow your heart rate down and your breathing for a time that could mimic death.

Like “Romeo and Juliet”?

Well, sort of. But as you know, her body was taken to the hospital morgue, but a full autopsy was not performed.

Yeah, well, she– she’d been through enough.

No, I understand. I do.


But her body still would have had to be embalmed and prepared for burial. And that would have been performed by the funeral home. And, well, there’s only one way of knowing if that had really happened.


So you’re saying that we can do something about the cancellation? Start an online campaign maybe, or rally the fans.

OK. That would take way too much time, and we don’t even know if that would work. But what I’m thinking is instead of creating a whole new show, we try to buy the rights to “Body & Soul.” [soft dramatic music]

You and I? Buy the rights to “Body & Soul”?

Yes! Yes! It would make it so much easier on us, and there’s a whole lot of very loyal fans who would be so happy, including you.


And besides, we would be the reason that that show and those characters live on.


Hey, baby. You want to grab some lunch? Hello?

Oh.

Sweetness.

Oh, I’m sorry. It has been such a busy day.

Oh.

What’s going on?

Well, I’ve got some good news. Justin called. My deal came through. I’m not gonna have to serve any time.

Oh, thank God. Oh, that’s such good news.

Yeah, yeah. Uh-huh.

But there’s bad news, isn’t there?

No, just news. Just news. I need to go to Greece.

What? Why?

I just spoke to Marlena. It sounds like John’s in a bad way. He needs me. I’m gonna be there for him. [dramatic music]

Stephanie, hi. Please, come in. Come in. You just missed your father.

Oh, too bad.

What can I do for you?

I came to talk to you about Everett.

Oh. You know, I don’t think I can get you in to see him again.

No, I– I know. I know. And I need to apologize for the way that I acted earlier, for– for losing it the way that I did. I– I just– I was so upset, obviously.

I understand. It’s very difficult to see him that way.

It is. And I’ve realized that I’m not going to be able to get through to him. But I’m– I’m hoping Jada could.

Oh, because of their history. That’s a very good idea. I’ll call her.

I’m one step ahead of you. She’s with Everett as we speak. [suspenseful music]


You have evidence about an unsolved murder? Whose murder?

Now, see, I can’t tell you that part yet.


Bobby, this is nothing to tease about. If you know something, you have to tell me!

Come see me again tomorrow. We’ll talk about it then.


EJ, as soon as you get this message, could you please call me back? There’s something I need to discuss with you.

Mayor Price.

Chad.

Hi. I’m glad I ran into you. I– I– I need to ask you a– a favor.

Hmm? Well, all right. Well, what is it?

Well, and, you know, I normally wouldn’t ask it, but I’m– I’m– I’m desperate at the moment.

Well, go ahead. Go– go ahead. Just ask it.

I need your permission to– to exhume my wife’s body. [dramatic music]


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Roman told me about Chanel. Abe, I am so sorry. I brought these for Paulina.

Oh. That’s so kind of you, Kate.

So how is Chanel? How’s she doing?

She’s taking it pretty hard.

Yeah, of course she is. And Paulina?

She’s also taking it hard. You know, she’s–she’s heartbroken for her daughter, and…she blames herself for the miscarriage.

Well, why would she do that?

Well, I’m sure you know, when she rescued Chanel from Smith Island, she exposed her to radiation.

So she thinks that’s the reason that Chanel lost the baby?

She thinks it could be the reason. She’s at the hospital right now trying to– trying to find some answers. [soft tense music]


Kayla?

Oh, oh. Oh, hi.

Do you have a moment?

Yes, I do. Listen, I am so sorry that Chanel lost the baby.

Oh, thank you. Do you know if she’s been discharged yet?

No, I don’t. Last I heard, she was fine physically, resting comfortably.

Oh. That’s–that’s good. Oh.

Can I do anything to help?

You can tell me it wasn’t my fault.

Hey.

Hey.

How are you feeling? Any pain?

No, I’m–I’m fine. But I, uh– I just had this dream.

Yeah? Tell me.

I, uh–well, we were at our baby shower.

Hmm.

And I had this huge belly. And all our friends and family were there. And we were all so excited to meet our child. And there was Christmas decorations and lights, colorful everywhere. And there was presents, so many presents. And my mom got one of everything in pink and in blue because we didn’t know if we were having a boy or a girl. [somber music] I was so happy, Johnny. And you were, too. And you, you had the biggest smile.

Yeah?


And then I– I woke up and… I realized that we would never, ever meet Noelle or Noel because… he or she is no longer with us. And we will never know if it was a boy or a girl. And we will never… hold him or her… in our arms, ever.


[sobbing]


[sighs]

I heard the good news about your father. He was released from the hospital yesterday?

He was. And now Mom and I are doing our best to get him to take it easy.

Yeah. That’ll be a big job.

Oh, yeah, definitely. Ah, the man can’t sit still to save his life.

Yeah, yeah. I’m just–I’m glad he’s OK, and I’m glad he’s home.

Thanks. But I’m guessing you didn’t ask me here for an update on my dad.

No, you’re right about that.

Then this must be about Everett. Has he made any progress?

I’m afraid he hasn’t. Bobby is still in control. [tense music]


Morning, detective.

Steve. What are you doing here?

Well, you did say you needed to see me.

Yeah, I was gonna come to you.

Well, I saved you a trip. What’s up?

I’m sorry to do this, but I’m afraid I have to book you on a felony.


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I assume this, uh, felony has something to do with me breaking Clyde Weston out of Statesville?

Are there any other felonies that I should be aware of?

Not that I can recall.

OK, before you say anything else–

I know the drill. You don’t have to Mirandize me because I waive my right to an attorney. I waive my right to remain silent. I’m just wondering why we’re doing this now. Justin was working on a deal for me. Did that fall through?

Well, a plea deal is still a possibility. But because you already confessed to a crime, I have no choice but to formally charge and book you.

Won’t be my first time posing for a mugshot.

All right, I know you’re acting all cool about this because you’re Steve “Patch” Johnson. But if your lawyer doesn’t find a way to get you out of this, you’re looking at up to five years in prison.


Kayla, I didn’t sleep a wink last night. It’s hard enough knowing that my girl is in so much pain. And when I think about how I– I may have caused that pain exposing her to radiation the way I did–

Paulina, miscarriages are more common than people think, and it could have been caused by any number of things.

That’s what Dr. Green told me, but he couldn’t–he– he couldn’t rule out the possibility that I did this. Now, Kayla, Chanel blames me. I blame myself. So I need to know. Now, is–is there any way to tell for certain what caused my daughter’s miscarriage?

I’m sorry I wasn’t here when you woke up.

You were here all night. It’s OK for you to take a break.

No, no, I– I should have been here.

Well, you were getting me breakfast. A girl’s got to eat, right? Although I don’t have much of an appetite.

Well, you know what? At least, for me, try and drink some water, OK? You should stay hydrated.

And did you, uh–did you ever talk to Peyton Russo?

You know, I, uh– I left him a message last night, but I haven’t heard back from him.

Mm. Well, it’s– it’s still early in LA.

Yeah. But he’s probably on set and, uh, has much bigger things to deal with than me not showing up. [phone ringing] Or maybe not. Uh, it’s him.

Well, maybe he still, uh, wants you to– wants you to come out there and work on the film.

OK. Uh, Peyton? Hello.

I just feel so badly for Chanel and Johnny. I feel badly for all of you, Abe. So if there’s anything that I can do–

Oh. We’ll let you know. I just appreciate your company. Hey, can I get you a cup of coffee?

Um, that really depends, because if you’re still serving up that mud that you used to make both of us drink when we’re working late at City Hall, eh.

[chuckling] I am past all that now. I have an espresso machine in the kitchen, and Chanel has taught me how to make a killer latte.

What? No. OK, I definitely have to see that. And I was gonna wait, but I think maybe now is the right time.

Time for what?

Well, to pitch an idea I have to you about us working together.

I didn’t think you were serious about that.

Well, now that I know there’s lattes involved, it’s even more appealing. [both chuckle] So how do you feel about the two of us working together in the TV business?


So Everett’s doctors at Bayview, they haven’t been able to help him?

Everett’s alter has been protecting him nearly his whole life. That’s why it’s so hard for any professional to break through.

Right. I get that.

Well, the staff thinks, and I agree, that it might be helpful if we had somebody who knew Everett personally. That–that might help us create a breakthrough.

I see. And since I assume you want him to work with me that–that’s why you asked me here. I–I have to say, Marlena, I– Everett and I were close, obviously. But we didn’t know each other for very long. Wouldn’t–wouldn’t a relative be better?

Yes. But we don’t know anything about Everett’s family. We haven’t been told. So at this moment, you’re our best bet.

OK, then. I’ll do whatever I can to help. Should we head over there now?

[stammers] I’m free if you are.

I am.

Great. I’ll remind you that, um– that he can be volatile. You recall how angry he got at the intervention.

I can handle that. I’ll do whatever I can to help get Everett back.

So you remember that talk show that I produced that pushed my housewares line, right?

Oh, yeah, of course I remember, Kate’s Hearth and Home.

[chuckles] That’s right. Martha Stewart had nothing on me.

I agree with that. So are you thinking of reviving it?

No, no. Been there, done that. I want to do something new.

OK.

So what I’m thinking about is scripted programming. ‘Cause you remember when I headed up, when I ran Titan Publishing? I was the one with the eye for the story. So I’m thinking, why not apply that talent, that skill to producing our own television show? Right?

Well, I would never bet against you doing anything you set your mind to, but what I don’t see is where I fit in.

Oh, come on. Abe, you ran the entire Salem PD. You ran the mayor’s office. I think doing television production would be child’s play for you.

I don’t know about that.

Obviously, it would be a learning curve for both of us. But I do know that we would collaborate brilliantly. We’d make a wonderful team. And also, Abe, I– I really miss working with you.

I miss it, too. All right. You have my attention. So tell me more. [funky upbeat music]


I totally understand. And, uh, just thank you for–for calling me. I know you’re probably really busy. Um… yeah, I mean, I would– I would love the opportunity to–to work together again, yes. Yeah, well, right, right. And–and thank you again for–for getting back to me. Yeah. Bye.

What’d he say?

Uh, just, you know, he was really kind. He said he’s sorry for what we’re going through, but obviously, they can’t stop the production just for me. So he’s already replaced me.

Mm. Well, that’s too bad.

Yeah.

But. I mean, maybe you can join the production at a later time.

No. Chanel, I’m not going anywhere, OK? The only place I want to be is right here. With you. [tender music]


I haven’t had a chance to look at Dr. Green’s notes in Chanel’s chart from yesterday, but I do remember that her radiation levels were fairly low.

Could you– could you just please, please take a look at my daughter’s charts? Dr. Green, well, he–he could be a little green. Um, no pun intended. But I would like someone with your experience to see if he missed anything.

I’m happy to look at Chanel’s chart, but I have to let you know that I won’t be able to discuss anything with you until we have your daughter’s consent.

That’s fine. That’s fine. Even–even if it turns out that I was at fault, at least she won’t have to live with the uncertainty.

I’ll get on it right away.

Mm-hmm. Thanks, Kayla.

Yep.

And once Weston and I got to the airfield, he was supposed to tell me where Tripp and Wendy were.

But he didn’t?

No. Son of a bitch double-crossed me. And then your former colleague, Officer Goldman, hit me on the back of the head and knocked me out. When I came to, they were both gone.

Is there anything else that you want to add?

That’s the whole story.

All right, off the record, I totally get what you did and why you did it. Your son’s life was at stake. And you knew that you couldn’t trust the Salem PD because Goldman was on Clyde’s payroll. So you had no other choice but to bust him out.

I appreciate you saying that. Do you think a judge will feel the same way?

I think you have a pretty good chance. But there’s only one problem.

What’s that?

Your story is complete BS. [tense music]

What do you mean, my story’s BS? You know I never would have lifted a finger to help Weston if he hadn’t been threatening Tripp and Wendy’s lives.

It’s not your motive that I’m questioning. It’s your means that doesn’t add up. Look, you’ve already admitted to me that you acted alone when you freed Weston from Statesville.

That’s right.

And Ava Vitali, Tripp’s mother? Was she involved in this at all?

Come on, Jada. You know me well enough to know that I don’t trust Ava Vitali. If I wanted someone to watch my back, it wouldn’t be her. Why are you looking at me like that?

Well, because… Clyde sent that video of Tripp and Wendy to Ava. And she sat on that for some time. So that makes me think that she’s been planning something.

Not with me. I’m the only person Weston asked to bust him out.

Even though Ava admitted to the police that he was trying to blackmail her to move drugs through the Bistro?

Stefan DiMera already took responsibility for everything that happened at the Bistro.

Man, that– that woman has a way of getting men to take the fall for her, doesn’t she?

Some men.

All right, listen. Um, Steve just–just be real with me for a minute, OK? What I don’t understand is after everything that Ava Vitali has done to you, to Kayla, why are you protecting her? Because she’s Tripp’s mom? OK, you know what? Let’s just leave Ava Vitali out of this for a minute, all right? We have eyewitnesses who will testify and security footage that corroborates that there were two people in hazmat suits that escorted Clyde Weston to safety after that chemical spill. You’ve already admitted that you were one of them. Who was the other?

Rebecca Goldman. Who else?

Was it John Black?

[scoffs] John? No, of course not.

I mean, come on. You two are partners.

We’re partners at Black Patch, but we’re not partners in crime. Now you tell me something. Do you have any actual evidence that I’m lying to you about what happened that night?

No. Just a hunch.

Well, your hunch is wrong. [tense music]


So maybe we could do a cop show.

Um, eh. I mean, it’s not exactly my thing. I mean, I loved “Law and Order.” But I mean, how would we top that, right?

Yeah, you have a point. So what do you have in mind?

Actually, I called Will last night, and I think he gave me some great advice. He said that we should find a project that we’re absolutely passionate about.

Hmm. You know, when I start thinking of TV shows that I’ve been watching lately, that I’ve gotten hooked on, one in particular comes to mind.

Really? What is it?

“Body and Soul.”

[laughs] What? That silly soap opera?

Well, it’s not– it’s not so silly. And–and some of the acting is just wonderful.

[laughs] Come on. Seems like a torture to me.

No, no, it’s– it’s just the opposite. You know, now I understand why people get addicted to those kinds of shows. The characters, they– they start to feel like family. There’s one character, one character in particular, Lorna DeLorean. And she reminds me of you.

I hope that’s a compliment.

Definitely, definitely. Look, I have some episodes recorded. I’ll show you. [upbeat music] [soft music]


Are you going home?

Yeah, uh… Dr. Green gave us the all clear. Uh… we should get going.

Um, Ch– wait, wait, wait. Chanel, please. There’s something I need to say to you.

I don’t want to talk right now.

Well, you can just listen. I promise, it won’t take long. Now… I just wanted to say again how sorry I am. If I could go back in time, I would do things differently. And I love you to the moon and back, and I never– I never meant to harm you and your unborn child. Now, if you–you never forgive me, I get it. And even if you do, well– well, I will regret what I did the rest of my life. And I just– I just wanted you to know that.

I’d like you to take me home now.

Ah, Chanel, I’m glad I caught you. I was just reviewing your lab results, and, um, I think there’s something you should know.


[breathing forcefully] [grunts] What do you two want?

We are here to talk to Everett.

Oh. Everett’s not here right now. But I’m happy to pass along a message.

We know that Everett lives inside of you, and that’s because you’re protecting him. We’re not here to hurt him.

No. No, no, no, you’re just wanting to do years of therapy and confront his past. Right? Not gonna happen.

We just want to help him.

The problem is, you two don’t know the difference between helping someone and hurting him. Get the hell out of here. [tense music]


You two hard of hearing? Get lost. [whispers] Bye. Bye. [normal volume] I’m gonna do my workout. [grunting] [soft tense music]

Everett, it’s me, Stephanie.


And I know you’re in there, so please just talk to me. You don’t have to be afraid.

You’re wasting your time, sweetheart.

Everett, you know you can trust me, like I trusted you when you helped me with my breakup with Chad. I can help you deal with whatever happened to you in your past.

Oh, shut up! Just shut up. I have been in here for weeks. Where have you been? [firmly] Where have you been? Things get a little hard, a little bit hard for you and Everett, and you abandon him like everybody else.

Oh, that’s not true. I care about Everett.

You only care about yourself. You’re such a liar. My god. I do what it takes to protect Everett, OK? From everyone, and that includes people like you, Stephanie Johnson. So get out of my face.

Everett, please.

Everett’s not here. Not here! Do you see him?


You have that sort of annoying personality that thinks she’s always wanted.

Mm.

Don’t you? Yeah. Let me say something, just clear the air about it ’cause it seems like it’s not totally getting through. I want nothing to do with you. I find you desperate, and pathetic, and unattractive. You do nothing for me.

Is that right? Well, I want to hear that from him. From Everett. So let him out. Let him out, you bastard.


See what I mean? Watching Lorna DeLorean must be like looking in a mirror for you.

Well, I, um– I mean, there’s a slight resemblance, I guess.

Of course there is. And what about Kassandra and Charlemagne? Don’t they remind you of Kayla and Marlena?

Abe, I really have to say, I think spending all that time with that delusional nurse has really skewed your perception of reality.

I’m surprised you don’t see it. But anyway, let’s just get back on track here. What do you think about the show itself?

OK, I totally admit, it holds one’s attention. I really do. And I’m all for strong female characters, so.

So are you thinking what I’m thinking?

That we should be producing our own soap opera?

[chuckles]

Well, I guess I have no choice but to accept your statement.

Well, like you said, you have no evidence to the contrary.

You know, my dad always said that you were trouble.

Marcus meant that as a compliment.

And how does Kayla feel about all this, about you taking the fall?

She’s not happy about what I did. But she understands why I did it, and she’s on board with me taking responsibility for it.

I’m guessing being married to you is no walk in the park.

I have tested Kayla’s limits quite a bit lately. But I’m gonna find a way to make it up to her.

Well, I really hope your deal comes through soon so you have a chance to do that.

What did you find out, Dr. Johnson?

Chanel, if you’d like, we can go to my office and talk about this privately.

No, no, it’s OK. Go ahead.

Dr. Green knew that you had concerns about the cause of the miscarriage. So he ran some more tests, and the results just came back.

Was it– was it radiation exposure?

No, it wasn’t. You had what’s called a partial molar pregnancy. It’s something that happens at conception. It’s not very common, and if you like, I can certainly get you some information on it. But basically, the fetus wasn’t viable from the very beginning.

So does–does this mean that I was always gonna lose my baby?

I’m afraid so.

[sniffles]


Oh, baby. Oh. Oh.

[sobbing]

Oh.

[sobbing]

Oh, Mama, I am so sorry that I blamed you for everything.

No, no, you shush. You shush. You have–you have absolutely nothing, nothing to apologize for.

But I was so cold to you, so mean.

Mm-mm. No, it’ll be OK, baby. Everything will be OK, everything. Oh, honey. Oh.

Chanel, you know, now that we know why you had the miscarriage, we’re gonna want to monitor you for a few months.

Uh, why?

It’s unlikely, but just to make sure that there’s no complications.

Can you do it remotely? Because Chanel and Johnny, they’re moving to LA.

Oh, well, um… actually, our plans have changed. We’ve decided to stay in Salem.


OK, my only concern is I read somewhere that soaps are a dying genre, so.

Well, I understand that, you know, they’ve been saying that for years. And if you–you look at the stories on a lot of entertainment, well, they borrow quite a lot from soap operas.

Mm-hmm. So where do you think most of the soap operas are produced, in New York or Los Angeles?

Los Angeles.

Well, I don’t think either of us are prepared to relocate to Los Angeles. We could shoot it here. And perhaps that would be cheaper.

Yeah, I would assume so.

And I have money that I’ll put in, but I’m also gonna hit up contacts to invest.

I think we’re going to do this. [both laugh]

I mean, I– I think we need to do research before we commit. But, Abe, I am really excited.

You and me both. [upbeat music]


Well, I hope the dudette who snapped my mugshot got my good side.

Well, that’s why they take both profiles, to make sure. And not to worry; you look like a perfectly respectable criminal.

Well, thank you.

Ooh, you better hustle on over to the courthouse. Your bail hearing starts in minutes.

Oh. Yeah, I’m really glad Justin was able to put that together so fast.

Me, too.

You mean that? I know I– I really had you frustrated earlier.

Yeah, you did. But it was only because I care about you.

The feeling is mutual, Detective Hunter. Now I know I’ve said this many times before, but your dad would be so proud of you.

So proud of me.

Yeah, that’s right. Just like I am.

Thank you. That means a lot to me.

Come here. Mm. OK. You have a good day.

All right. You, too.


Whoa. Whoa, whoa.

[gasps softly]

Whoa.

This isn’t working. We need to go.

I’m sorry, Marlena. I didn’t– I didn’t mean to lose it.

You know what? Why don’t I see if there’s any rooms for her here at Bayview? Just because it sort of seems like she’s the one–

I know you think you’re protecting Everett, but you know what? You know what? You’re making things worse. And he is never going to be free and safe until he confronts his own issues.

You’re that sort of personality that thinks she’s always right, don’t you? Mm-hmm, very common in your profession. See, I’ve been keeping Everett safe a long time. In fact, that poor soul has only made it this far because of me. So if you two keep pushing, no one will ever see Everett again. [tense music]

Why, Kate! You look awfully engrossed in something there.

Well, actually, I was. Abe and I are thinking about collaborating on a new business venture. So, um, doing some researching.

Wow. What kind of business?

We’re thinking of producing a soap opera.

Who came up with that idea?

Abe did, actually. He happens to be a big fan of “Body and Soul.”

Oh, I know that, actually. Do either one of you have any experience in producing a soap opera?

Well, you know, sometimes I feel like I’m living a soap opera. But otherwise, no, we don’t. So that’s why I’m doing my due diligence and doing a little research and see if– wow. Oh, my god. He is going to freak out.

What is it?

Well, Soap Opera Digest says “Body and Soul” has been canceled.

Sweetheart, did you talk to Kayla?

Yes, I did. And, Abe, she– she told us that the fetus that Chanel was carrying, it wasn’t viable from the moment of conception.

Oh, Paulina. That means that you– you’re not responsible for Chanel losing the baby.

That’s what it means.

Oh, sweetheart.

Oh. Oh, Abe. Oh, and I was just so– I was so afraid that Chanel was gonna hate me for the rest of her life.

No, that would never have happened. She would have forgiven you eventually.

Well, I suppose, but now I– well, I don’t have to wait for eventually.

Now you can be there for your daughter.

Mm-hmm. Yes, I can. It’ll be a whole lot easier to be there for her now because, Chanel and Johnny have changed their minds about moving to LA.

Do you, uh– do you need anything?

Just you. Do you think you could hold me for a bit?

No, not for a little bit. How does forever sound?

It sounds perfect.

Yeah.

Oh, Johnny, it is such a relief to know that the miscarriage wasn’t my fault or my mom’s. It just wasn’t meant to be.

Yeah, right. Hey, we’re gonna get through this, my love, OK? Together.

Yeah. Yeah, we will. And, Johnny, I’m–I’m sorry that you lost your dream job.

Forget about it, OK? I already have. And besides, sharing my life with you, the best person that I know, well, that is already a dream come true right there.

I love you, Johnny.

I love you, too.


[soft dramatic music]


– [echoing] Bobby. You have to let me out.

Shut up, Everett. – You should have let them talk to me. What you said to Stephanie about me not wanting her, it wasn’t true.

Yeah. Well, what would you think is true and what I know to be true are two very different things. I know what’s best for you. And it sure as hell isn’t Stephanie Johnson.

Jada!

Stephanie, are you OK?

No, I’m not. I’m worried we’re going to lose Everett forever. And the only way to stop that from happening is for you to speak to Bobby. You need to speak to your ex-husband, Jada, please.

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THIS STILL NEEDS EXTENSIVE EDITING!

[phone ringing]

Brady. What can I do for you?

I’m calling to see if I can take Rachel to the fireworks tomorrow night. I know how much she loves them, and I just happen to have two passes for the VIP viewing section.

And no one else to bring except Rachel? Did a date fall through or something?

No, Kristen. I just miss my daughter. And in the future, by the way, I’d love to spend a little more time with her, now that you’ll be very busy running DiMera.

Well, not so busy that I don’t have time for my daughter, if that’s what you’re insinuating.

I’m not insinuating that at all. I just know that Rachel means everything to you, as my kids do to me.

Well, Brady, you caught me at a very good time. So yes, you can take her.

Thank you very much. I will be there around : to pick her up.

Well, then I’ll see you then.

Hey. There he is.

Guess you didn’t get me a VIP ticket.

I didn’t think you’d wanna hang out with your old man and your kid sister.

It’s not like I have anything better to do, thanks to Mom.

Tate, I’d be happy to get you another ticket.

No. It’s okay. Fireworks aren’t really my thing. However…

However, what?

I just– I just heard you tell Kristen that I mean everything to you?

Yeah, son. You do.

Okay. Then prove it. Stop Mom from ruining my life. Let me see Holly.

Eric. Hey.

Holly. Hey, how are you?

Okay, I guess. Things have been a little crazy at home lately.

Yeah, I guess having a new baby at the house can really turn things upside down.

That’s one way to put it. Oh, my gosh, Jude, he’s so adorable. I’m so happy for my mom and EJ. But Eric, I just wanted to say I’m really sorry that you had to give up your son.

DA DiMera.

Melinda.

Your butler let me in. I just wanted to thank you for the immunity deal.

Oh, the immunity deal you didn’t deserve, you mean. Don’t mention it.

Oh, but I’m terribly grateful. And I just needed to, you know, gush and tell you how much it means to me and how liberating it is, especially now that there’s nothing you can do to me when I tell Nicole that Eric is Jude’s father. [tense music]

Why would you do something like that?

Mm, spite. You forced Mayor Price to move me out so you could take my job. You blew up my life without a second thought, so now I’m gonna blow up yours.


Uh, what’s going on here?

Do you wanna tell her, or should I? [soft music]


How long were we kissing?

Not long enough. Where the hell did Rafe go?

He’s gone. So is that annoying guard. I cannot tell you how wonderful it is to touch you without someone barking at me to stop.

Oh, that’s never gonna be a problem again because you can touch me whenever and wherever you want. Because we are finally getting you out of here.


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I tracked down Rafe. He’s with the warden.

Is there a problem with my release?

No, they’re just finalizing the paperwork, and then you’re out of here.

Thank God. I wanna be anywhere but here.

Yeah? Tell me where you wanna go. We can stroll the Montmartre in Paris.

Mm.

We can go whale watching off the coast of Norway. Double cheeseburgers at Buddy’s Burger Barn.

Ooh. Sounds like a full day.

Mm.

There is one place I wanna go more than any other in this world.

You name it.

Home. Take me home, Stefan. [soft music]

EJ seems struck dumb, so I guess I’ll tell you.

Melinda was– she was just thanking me.

Thanking you for what?

The immunity deal I gave her.

You gave her an immunity deal?

EJ gave me immunity from prosecution in the state’s case against Sloan Petersen. Anything I may or may not have done–

Oh, my God, may or may not have done? Are you–are you out of your mind? You stole my son, you bitch!

Nicole, please.

You stole him, and then you gave him to that psychopath. And then you led us to believe that he was dead and then cremated. How could you do that to someone? How could you be so cruel? Do you have any idea how much pain and suffering I’ve been through?

I know that you and EJ have been through a lot.

And Eric. He had no idea Jude was our son, and it almost killed him when he had to give him up.

Yeah, it must have been a nightmare for poor Eric. But maybe there’s something I can do to make it up to him. [groaning in disgust]

Hey.

Oh, hey.

Thank you for inviting me to dinner.

Oh.

Did it have to be here?

I know this place holds some bad memories, but it’s the only place you can get a great steak au poivre, unless you go to Chicago.

Yeah. You know, they also have a very nice cassoulet. But I’m sure that you did not invite me here to discuss the menu.

Mm-mm. No, actually I didn’t. Um, I was just thinking about our conversation earlier, and I wanted to see you in person to let you know that I’m really sorry that Harris left to hunt for my erstwhile sister.

Well, I think Harris leaving wasn’t just about finding Megan Hathaway.

Mm.

Look, he wanted to put some distance between us.

Why would he wanna do that?

Maybe because of all the lies I’ve told.

You did what any mother would do to protect their child. Clyde Weston threatened your son. I mean, you had no choice but to run the drugs out of this restaurant.

Yeah. Okay, maybe that was true. But Clyde didn’t force me to sleep with Stefan. God. You know, I– I just–I have so many regrets in my life, especially around the men that I have loved.

Well, I know exactly how you feel.

Your mom is not trying to ruin your life.

Wow, for someone that’s not trying, she’s sure doing a really good job of it, Dad.

You snuck out of the prom and you got a room with Holly Jonas, for God’s sake.

Dad, I have told you so many times, we just wanted to be alone somewhere, somewhere we could be together without someone busting down the door to interrupt us. But you and Mom, you sure found a way, didn’t you?

You’ve got plenty of culpability in this, by the way.

I’m sorry, no.

No?

No, I don’t. I don’t think so. What did I do that was so wrong?

You lied! You defied your parents, son.

Yes, because I felt like I had to or I was gonna go crazy. Dad, come on. I’m gonna be next year. . I’m gonna go to college. Is Mom gonna follow me around when I go there? What, is she gonna check my dorm, make sure no one’s in there? Is she–what, stalk me forever?

She’s not gonna stalk you, okay? She’s trying to protect you, all right? No, it’s not gonna last forever. Listen, Holly jeopardized your future when she let you take the blame for her overdose. You could have gone to prison for a really, really long time. We wouldn’t be talking about college at all.

Dad, she apologized. She made a mistake. Look, I feel like I’ve been really responsible lately, okay? I’ve been looking for jobs to pay back the money that I still owe you. In fact, I just put in an application to the club. You know, you make really good money in tips there, much better than I make over at the–what?

The club. Is that the–is that the club that the DiMeras have a membership to? The club that most likely Holly Jonas will be at the pool every day? That club?

[stuttering] No. Yeah, but yeah, maybe her mom and EJ belong and she doesn’t. I don’t know. Maybe she’s not–

Son, come on. Come on.

Okay, Dad, fine.

All right.

My God. Come on.

Now we’re talking.

Well, maybe she’s gonna be there sometimes, and maybe I’ll see her.

Right.

But do you realize the more that you try to keep us apart, the more we’re gonna want to be together? And I don’t wanna go behind your back or Mom’s. So please, please, Dad, can you just talk to Mom? Just talk to her and get her to let up about me seeing Holly.

I can’t do that.

I can’t even imagine how hard this has been for you. I mean, I saw you with Jude. You were always so awesome with him.

I appreciate you saying that. You know what helps is knowing that Jude has an amazing big sister like you.

Yeah, well, my mom sure doesn’t think I’m so amazing, except at one thing, actually–disappointing her.

Holly, that’s not true. She’s so proud of you and how amazingly smart you are, how kind.

Yeah, well, maybe you can remind her of that, because right now, she acts like I’m the worst daughter in the world. And honestly, I don’t know how much longer I can take it.

How the hell are you gonna make this up to Eric? I don’t even know what that means. [laughter]

Gabriella! You’re free! How wonderful.

Not feeling it, EJ.

Yes, well, I understand how overwhelming this all must be, but so uplifting to have you back where you belong. So how about I open a bottle of champagne to celebrate your homecoming while I escort Melinda out?

I think I’ll stay for the bubbly, actually, since I was about to say something very important.

Whatever it is, it can wait. This is a family gathering, Melinda.

Let go of me.

You’re leaving, Melinda. We don’t want you here.

Damn you, get your hands off of me!

That duplicitous shrew is lucky EJ dragged her out of here. I was about to scratch her eyes out.

It’s good to be home.

How dare you manhandle me like that.

Easy now.

Get the hell out of my way. I’m going back in there. I’m gonna tell your wife everything.

I see that you’re upset.

Upset doesn’t even begin to cover it. I lost my job because of you.

What if I could offer you a better job? [tense music]

Holly, I’m really sorry things are so hard for you right now with your mom.

It just keeps getting worse and worse. You should have seen what happened last night.

Actually, I was at home when Brady and Tate came home from the prom.

Oh, so then you know how crazy Tate’s and my parents have been about all this then, right? I mean, Theresa acts like I’m this demon seed, I swear. And then my mom grounded me again, which means there’s been exactly one day I haven’t been grounded or in a coma in the past six months. Like, seriously, this is no way to live.

I’m sorry, Holly. I really wish there was something I could do.

Maybe there is. Eric, my mom, she listens to you. She respects your opinion, so… I don’t know, maybe you could talk to her for me?

You know, I thought I could talk to you about stuff, that you would be on my side.

Hey, it’s not about sides. Come on. I have differences with your mother, but when it comes to co-parenting, we have to have each other’s backs.

Even when one of you is completely wrong?

[sighs] Look, I’ll admit, in my opinion, I think your mother overreacted to what happened last night.

Okay, thank you.

Don’t thank me yet. I still think you were dead wrong. You lied to your parents and you were sneaking around.

Yes, because what you guys are doing is completely unfair.

This isn’t– you know what we need? We need a reset.

A reset?

Yeah, a reset.

What does that even mean, a reset?

Basically what that means is, we all need to take a step back. And we need to go to our neutral corners. We need to breathe a little bit and chill out, okay? Number one–number one– you can forget about the country club job because I’m not going for it. I know your mom is not gonna go for it.

This is great. This is so great, Dad. You know, I knew this was gonna happen. Seriously, what am I supposed to do all summer then?

Here’s an idea.

So what are your regrets?

[chuckles] God, too many to list. Look, my point is, is that we all have them. And no one knows that you and Stefan slept together. So come on, I mean, why don’t you just pretend like it didn’t happen?

I can’t do that. I already told Harris.

I–I thought that he understood that you were in a bad place, that you were under a tremendous amount of pressure from the threats of Clyde, that you were protecting him. And that’s why you had to keep him at arm’s length.

Yeah, I mean, that’s what he said. He said he understood. But he tried to get past it, I’m sure, but I just– look, I’m not sure I buy it, it’s just– Kristen, I have made an absolute mess with all the men in my life.

Okay, you know what? Stop beating yourself up about it. Just stop. I think there is something else to consider here.

I’m listening.

All right. You were engaged to Stefan’s identical twin brother, Jake, before he was tragically killed. So it makes sense that there is this underlying attraction to a man that has the exact same DNA. And, not to mention, you said that you were totally wasted when that, um, attraction happened.

All right. Maybe I can buy a little bit of the twin thing here, the resemblance, of course, but… it was such a big mistake. And nobody, nobody else can find out about this, especially Gabi. [soft music]


Nicole?

Oh, I’m not in the mood to celebrate. No offense.

None taken. Melinda turns my stomach too. But even she can’t ruin this day for me. I’m back home with the man I love. I’m so grateful you waited for me, my darling.

I would have waited forever, but I am grateful I didn’t have to. To you, mi amor.

And I–I just wanna say that I– I know that there’s been some bad blood between us, and I really hope we can move forward now.

I hope so too.

So congratulations, Gabi, on your freedom. I’m really happy for both of you. I am.

Thank you. It’s very generous of you. And I’m happy for you and EJ that you got your baby back.

Thank you.

I can’t wait to see my little nephew. I bet he’s a charmer.

Oh, you have no idea. He is. And lucky for him, he looks a lot like Nicole and nothing like EJ.

Oh.

Now, if you’ll excuse us, my wife has been dying to take a hot shower.

I have. I might need some help, though. Someone to, you know, wash my back, et cetera.

Duty calls. Excuse us.


– [scoffs] What better job? The only job that I’m interested in is the one that you stole from me, unless you’re considering giving it back.

Look, I would be more than happy to relinquish the role of district attorney, but I’m quite certain Mayor Price would take issue with that. The optics of what would appear to be a game of musical chairs would be quite unfavorable.

Got it. So since I understand that you’ve been ousted from your position of power at DiMera, you have obviously nothing to offer me. So I’m gonna go back in there, and I’m gonna destroy your life. [tense music]

Lacrosse camp in upstate New York. Is this a joke?

No, this is not a joke. As a matter of fact, this could be a really great experience. It can also get a lot of those top college recruiters to get their eyes on you, son.

Dad, I’m not, like, bad at lacrosse, but honestly, no one’s gonna want to recruit me.

You’re selling yourself short, because I actually had a chat with your coach, and he said your son has natural ability, natural talent. He said he’s getting better every day.

When did I even say that I wanted to play college lacrosse?

We talked about it.

Yeah, we talked about it before I rode the bench all of last season. Like, have you– have you read this?

Yes.

Seriously? You have to pay all of this money for me to live in an all-guys’ dorm, eat–I’m sure– bad cafeteria food, and work out for hours a day. hours.

Excuse me, I’m sure the food is fine. There is nothing on there that says you have to work out for hours a day. And by the way, this will give your mom time to cool off. And then maybe in the fall, we can talk about you and Holly Jonas getting together once again. Come on, it’s a great idea. Just–will you please just– son, give it some thought, okay?

Well, I’ve thought about it, and there is no way that I’m doing this.

Holly, after everything that’s happened with Sloan, I think I need to give your mom some space.

What do you mean?

Well, I already told her, but I’m– I’m thinking about leaving Salem.

What? No, Eric, you can’t leave Salem. We’d all miss you so much.

That’s very nice of you to say.

No, I’m not being nice. It’s true. Especially for me. Especially since things just keep getting worse and worse. I mean, Eric, my best friend, she’s not even talking to me, not that I totally blame her for that. And I can’t even leave the house unless it’s to pick up takeout.

It’s really that bad?

It’s totally that bad. I mean, my mom’s literally tracking me as we speak. My phone, she knows exactly where I’m at at all times. I don’t even know who lives in my own house, let alone which DiMera is trying to stab the other one in the back. And then my mom’s so preoccupied with everything else besides me, until she remembers to take the time to make my life miserable. And Eric, if you leave, I’m just going to cry.

Holly, I promise things will get better.

No, they won’t. Eric, I don’t need to tell you what it’s like to not be able to be with someone you really wanna be with. So could you maybe please talk to my mom about letting me see Tate?

Holly, it’s– it’s really not my place to give parenting advice. Whether or not you can see Tate, that’s gotta be up to your mom and your stepdad.

Melinda, if you tell Nicole that Jude is Eric’s baby, you’ll be outed as a baby napper and you’ll never work again. Have you thought about that? Well, you damn well better think about it now. Because yes, you may be destroying my life when you waltz back in there and blurt out the truth, but you’ll be destroying your own as well.

What’s your job offer?

General counsel at DiMera.

You want me to work for Kristen? She killed my daughter!

My–my sister was out of her mind when she thought her baby had died. You know that she didn’t mean for Haley to fall down those stairs.

Whatever the hell she meant, it would be my worst nightmare to work for that woman. But even if I could bring myself to accept your position, you are in no position to be offering it to me.

I’ll speak to Kristen.

[scoffs]

I’m certain she will agree to it out of guilt over what happened with your daughter, if nothing else. Plus, I know that my sister knows that you despise me, which is incentive enough for her to employ you.

What about Belle Black? I thought she was general counsel.

Belle is on leave to work on her marriage. The attorney who has taken her spot is just a placeholder. [suspenseful music]


Melinda, I’ll see to it that that job is yours if you want it. Think about it this way. Sure, the DA has power, but you’ll be working for a multinational company that has power. Plus, you’ll be earning a hell of a lot more income. Your alternative is to be poor and jobless… while destroying both our lives.

What the hell is she still doing here?


Listen, your secret is safe with me. Now, let’s raise our glasses to my new job as the new CEO of DiMera. [laughter]

Congratulations, my friend. Oh, goodness. No, no, no, one is my limit tonight. I’ve got an early morning shift at the pub.

Really?

Mm-hmm.

You ran a multinational crime organization, and now you’re slinging hash for Roman Brady. [laughs]

Okay. My employment prospects were not so great after the drug debacle here at the Bistro.

Well, then why don’t you come work for me?

Well. [suggestive music]


I’ve been dreaming about this for months.

So have I.

It’s like I’m washing away everything– the stink of Statesville, the distance between us, the time apart.

But you can’t wash away all the pain you suffered.

You know what will help, what I want more than anything?


For you to shave off that damn mustache.

Oh, really?

Mm-hmm.

You don’t like it?

Hate it.

Wow. Well, in that case. Okay, then.


Do you want a personal chef, or are you interested in my skills as a mafia boss?

Ah. Neither. I would just love to have a friend come work for me, especially one who shares my worldview. And frankly, I need an ally in that snake pit. [laughs]

EJ would lose his mind.

Oh, yes, and that is another reason to have you come on board. My little brother needs to be knocked down a notch or . Not to mention, getting under his skin is one of my favorite pastimes.

I completely understand why that would be.

So Ava, come on, this will be great. Hmm? Woman power? Hmm? [laughs] Oh, and then you can say goodbye to that sad little pub room with the lingering smell of clam chowder. What do you say?

I say you’re making me an offer I can’t refuse.

Well then, Ava Vitali, welcome to DiMera. [glasses clink] [chuckles]

I don’t–I don’t think you understand. I’m not giving you a choice.

What? [soft tense music] You literally just told me to think about it. Oh, my God. Wow. Wow, you really don’t care about what I think or what I feel, do you?

That couldn’t be further from the truth.

You are worse than Mom.

Oh.

Do you know that? Because at least she is straight with me about her crazy rules. You–you– I mean, does she know that you’re trying to send me away again?

Tate, I’m trying to make this as easy for you as I can. You know where your mother wants to send you for summer, most likely? She’s gonna call Grandpa Shane, and your butt’s gonna be in military school for the whole summer.

Oh, my God. Oh, my God. Seriously? This is probably my last free summer ever, and you get to decide how I spend it.

It looks that way.

You know something? It doesn’t take a shrink to figure out that you just can’t stand to see Holly and me happy because you and Mom have no idea how to be happy, together or separately.

Tate, don’t go there.

Why? Why not? It’s the damn truth, isn’t it?

You wanna know the damn truth?

Yeah.

The damn truth is that you have had two dates with this girl that I know of, and they’ve both ended up in disaster.

And whose fault is that?

You’re not helping your case at all. By the way, I put down a deposit for the camp. It’s gonna be great. You’re going, whether you like it or not.

EJ, he’s just gonna go along with whatever my mom has to say. He’s crazy about her. He couldn’t care less about me.

Holly, that is not true. EJ arranged for you to have treatment in Italy, which saved your life.

Yeah, I guess. But still, I’m not as important to him as his own kids. I mean, the way he looks at me sometimes, it’s like– it’s like he totally disapproves of me.

Holly, you could be imagining that, couldn’t you?

Yeah, I guess.

Try to keep an open mind. Okay? It’s best if you try to get along with him.

What’s the point? My mom’s gonna divorce him, probably soon. I mean, in fact, they’ve gotta be close to their expiration date by now.

What are you talking about?

I mean, it’s true. They never work out. It’s only a matter of time before one of them does something to blow it all up. Eric, sometimes I just wish that she’d stayed with you forever.

I’m sorry I can’t do any more to help.

It’s okay. It’s not your fault anyways. None of it is. Okay, well, I’d better get my food and go before my mom sends out a search party. And Eric, please don’t leave Salem. Okay? Please.

Holly… I love you. And I’ll be praying that things get better for you.

Thanks. Love you too.

Melinda and I were just discussing the disposition of a few important cases.

One in particular.

Which we resolved, did we not?

We did. Thanks again. [tense music]


Why did you do it, EJ?

What do you mean?

After everything that woman put us and our baby through, what possible reason could you have for giving her an immunity deal? [suggestive music]


So, better?

So much better.

Mm.


You know, this robe, it feels really good after all that time in those prison clothes. But I don’t wanna wear it right now. I wanna feel nothing against my body. Nothing but you.


Dad, look, just please, is there anything that I can do to change your mind about this?

Tate. Tate. It’s a done deal. You’re going. [soft tense music] The summer will be over before you know it. I’m sure you’re gonna have a great time. I want you to give it a chance. Please.


[line trills] [phone rings]

Hey, what’s up?

Hey, you okay?

Not really. You?

Not even close. How would you feel about running away together?


Look, I hated helping Melinda. If it were up to me, I would have nailed her to a wall. But I had no choice, sweetheart.

Oh, no choice? Why the hell not?

Rafe was desperate to help his sister, claiming that Gabriella was suffering greatly in solitary confinement. And Stefan was playing on family loyalties.

Seriously?

As laughable as it is, given what happened with Kristen at DiMera, I thought it would be advantageous to put my brother and his wife under our debt. And the truth is, Gabriella was innocent.

Yeah, but Melinda was not.

I know. It’s galling, sweetheart.

No, it’s more than that, EJ. It’s sick, actually. And you know– [sighs] I just–I need some time out here alone.

Of course. Of course. I’ll be inside.

Mm-hmm. [pensive music]


I thought you weren’t coming in today.

Yeah, I wasn’t going to. I–there’s something I need to tell you.

Okay. What is it?

I might be leaving Salem.


Mmm. “Mr. Brady, we reviewed your portfolio “and would be happy to offer you a position in our Paris office.” [soft tense music]


Well, is the little prince asleep?

He is.

Mm. Well, I am off to bed. I have an early morning conference call with Hong Kong.

Before you turn in, may I– may I ask a favor? It’s about a potential hire.


Roman, hey. It’s Ava. Listen, thanks for everything that you’ve done for me, but you’re gonna have to hang up that Help Wanted sign again because I just got a new job.

Oh, Ari, I can’t wait to see you, either. Tell Will and Sonny I’ll be taking the DiMera jet to Phoenix first thing in the morning. I love you too, my sweet girl. Till tomorrow. Bye.

I bet Arianna is so thrilled that she gets to see you tomorrow.

Not as thrilled as I am. You have no idea how good it feels to be held after all this time.

To me too. [soft music]

I’m sure it was really hard for you, us being apart for so long. You must have been so lonely.

Lonely for you, my beautiful wife. Oh, God, I missed you.

And yet, even with all the beautiful women out there in the world, you didn’t give in to temptation. [panting] Not a chance. You are the only woman I wanna be with, now and forever.

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Days Nitpicks & Flubs For The Week Of June 24, 2024

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by Michele & Cheryl

Marlena

Monday

Why would Hope call Harris out of the blue to tell him about Megan?

EJ told Nicole about seeing her kiss Eric because he didn’t want anything between them, but he wouldn’t tell her that Eric’s the father of her baby.

Chanel mentioned closing Sweet Bits last week so how did Eric and Marlena get cake from there?

Nicole and EJ had ice cream in their bowls in one scene, but it was gone the next time they were shown.

Tuesday

When did Eli and Lani leave Salem again?

When did Marlena have time knit anything for Johnny and Chanel’s baby when he just told her they were leaving?

Chad and Julie were acting like Jack didn’t have a right to know that Abby could still be alive. Abby is his daughter, so he had a right to know the truth.

Lucas said he wanted to be with Will and Alli in Phoenix. Did the writers forget that they are in New Zealand? They moved out there so why would Lucas go to Phoenix?

Wednesday

Mark told Leo he was gay when they met, but he made it seem like he didn’t tell him that.

Johnny and Paulina didn’t get Chanel to the hospital with any urgency. They took their time getting her there.

Mark was heartless about Chanel’s miscarriage. He could have been more caring than that.

Chanel and Johnny didn’t have any tears even though they were supposed to be crying.

Theresa was with Sarah and Bonnie one minute and with Alex and Brady the next.

Thursday

Gabi said she was getting beat up, but she didn’t have any bruises on her face.

Johnny cried without any tears while he told EJ about Chanel miscarrying.

Paulina could be heard talking while EJ and Johnny were shown.

Friday

Stefan mentioned that Arianna was in Phoenix, but Will was in New Zealand. Did we miss something? When did Will and company move back to Phoenix?

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[apprehensive music]


Paulina.

Oh. Abe. Oh, thank God you’re here.

I got your text. I got your text. So what happened?

It’s Chanel. Right after she and Johnny came over, she started having cramps, bad cramps. Johnny and I had to rush her over here.

How is she? Is–is the baby okay? Paulina?

No. The baby is not okay at all.


I didn’t realize until now.

You didn’t realize what?

I didn’t realize how much I loved having a little life growing inside me, a life that we made. I didn’t realize until now how much he meant to me. Although maybe it was a girl, little girl. And now we’ll never know.

I am so sorry, Chanel. [somber music]

Hey.

Oh, hi.

I’m sorry to interrupt. Do you have a moment?

Yeah, I thought you weren’t coming in today.

Yeah, I wasn’t going to. I–there’s something I need to tell you.

Okay, what is it?

I might be leaving Salem.

Rafe, it’s DA DiMera.

EJ. I assume that this means…

Yes, I did speak with the judge about your sister. That’s why I’m calling. If you want Gabi to be released from prison, you need to find Melinda Trask immediately. Drag her butt down to the station, and make sure she brings the evidence that she is holding on to illegally.

Well, that might be easier said than done.

Really? Even though this is for Gabi, your sister?

EJ, look. I am well aware.

Lucky for you, you’re police commissioner with an entire department at your beck and call. So put them to work, Hernandez, and do it now. Otherwise, your sister will be spending the rest of her days in Statesville.

[sighs] [gentle music]

Gabi.

Oh, Stefan. I’m–I’m so happy to see you.

Oh, my wife. My love. Oh, my God, how I’ve missed you. [soft orchestration] announcer: Like sands through the hourglass, so are the “Days of Our Lives.”


No touching!

Sorry, officer.

You do that again, you’re out of here.

How are you, my love?

Relieved to be out of solitary, even if–

Even if what?

Honestly, you’d think Clyde was still around, the way I’ve been getting beaten up. But I’m okay. They broke it up pretty fast this time.

Okay, well I will see to it whoever picked that fight with you gets their prison sentence extended.

Forget it. It’s not worth it. I just wanna make the most of our visit. We only have an hour.

We’re gonna have a lot more time than that because today, my sweet wife, is the day you go free.

Look, what I was trying to say is, I am well aware that Melinda Trask is laying low. But I am confident that my guys can track her down.

Then why are we still on the phone?

Because of the other thing that you want.

Try to follow along, will you? The judge will not vacate Gabi’s conviction until he sees the new evidence that Trask is holding on to.

Yes, and as you well know, Gil Carter’s little black book is her ace in the hole. And she is not gonna give it up until she gets an immunity deal.

Damn it, Rafe. This took a lot of persuasion on my part. And the judge has all but agreed to overturn Gabi’s conviction, but only when he sees the new evidence and holds it in his hot little hands. Have I laid that out clearly enough for you? Now, do you want your sister out of prison or not?

You know the answer to that.

Then find Trask and get her to turn over that black book. I will take care of the rest. [sighs] [chuckles] Times like these, I really wish I were an only child. Your namesake has forced me into this untenable position. Melinda is a loose cannon, and it’s a high risk no matter what I do. But I have no choice if I don’t want to lose Nicole.

You’re leaving town? Why?

The truth is, I’m– I’m leaving for my own personal reasons.

Well, where will you be going?

Well, I applied for a few job opportunities in other cities, and just hoping that they pan out.

And then you’ll move?

Yeah.

Eric, are you leaving because of me? [pensive music]


Look, I appreciate you trying to cheer me up.

Well, Gabi, you should be cheered up because you get to go free today. What, you don’t believe me?

I want to. It’s just, after all these months, I’m afraid to hope.

Okay. I get that, all right? But this is not a pipe dream. This judge already believes in the potential of this new evidence.

That black book you turned over to the police, you mean? The one Trask is holding on to?

Yes, that black book. And now with EJ back in his old job as DA, he has the power to grant Trask immunity in exchange for that book. So you’ve got Li’s blood, Gil Carter’s fingerprint. The only thing that’s missing is a flashing neon sign that says Gabriella DiMera is innocent.

Stefan, I think you want this so much, you’ve put on blinders. You don’t see how it could all fall apart.

It won’t, Gabi. I promise.

How can you promise that when EJ hates us? Why in God’s name would he want to help me?

Never mind. Why would you be leaving Salem because of me? That’s not what I meant. What I meant was, are you leaving because of Jude, because it’s too painful to be around him?

No, act– actually, it warms my heart to see him. What’s painful is leaving.

Right. And I know that you’re still attached to him. I mean, you–you spent all that time with him all those months. And even when I ran into you, there he was, little Jude. You two seemed inseparable.

Yeah, we kinda were. I mean, it’s– that’s why I need some time apart. To accept that he’s not my son, that I’m not Jude’s father. [baby crying]

Oh. [soft music]


Any more pain?

No, I’m fine. Just trying to get comfortable since Dr. Greene says I’ll be here for a while.

He–he wants to keep you overnight, yeah, just–just as a precaution. If it were up to me, I’d carry you out of here right now.

Yeah, I know you would. And I know you can’t.

Maybe I should just– you know, I could go home, get you some–some of your stuff, your PJs, your tablet. Anything else?

No, thank you. That’ll be perfect. But, oh, if you see my mom on your way out, don’t let her in here. I don’t wanna talk to her.

I’ll take care of it. And on my way back, I will stop by the pub. You must be starving.

Actually, I’m not. And…no more cravings.

Okay. [somber music]


Then when the doctor let me back in, Chanel said the miscarriage was all my fault because I’d exposed her to radiation.

Oh, Paulina.

Oh.

So sorry. So sorry. Excuse me just for a moment. I’ll be back. Be back. Johnny, I–I’m just so sorry. Paulina just told me what happened. Is Chanel all right? Oh, stupid, stupid question. Of course she’s devastated.

Yeah, it’s–it’s tough. I’m just headed home to get her some–some stuff. The doctor wants her to stay overnight.

Maybe I should just go, you know, and sit with her, you know, while you’re gone.

No, that’s not necessary.

Well–well, she shouldn’t be alone in that room.

Paulina, no. She doesn’t wanna see you.

But–but, Johnny, I–

Please just respect her wishes.


You have to trust me, Gabi. This plan to free you is well on its way to coming together.

But Stefan, we screwed EJ out of DiMera. And then he went after me with both barrels when I first got arrested. He did everything in his power to put me in prison for a crime that I didn’t commit.

Yes, but this is his chance to make that right, to make a stand for justice. He is on our side now.

So you say. But why?

We both know that she would dump your sorry ass the second she found out she had a child with the man she truly loves.

Shut your damn mouth.

Gladly. For a price.

Oh. So we’re back to this again, huh? Mm. Blackmail.

Yes. It seems that, EJ, you and I are in a constant state of tug of war. Turns out, I got all the leverage this time.

Answer me, Stefan. Why are you so confident that EJ’s going to come through for me? I mean, you and EJ have stabbed each other in the back so much you’ve practically turned it into an art form. What’s changed?

Well, that wasn’t humiliating or anything, having those cops pick me up off the street like I’m some common criminal.

Well, you made it too easy.

Walking down a public street, minding my own business.

Next time you’re craving birria tacos, maybe you should order from the app. I do wanna thank you because I have been meaning to try these ever since you recommended them.

You know, well, I didn’t tip, so the guy might have spit in them. What am I doing here?

We need that black book now.

That’s why you dragged me down here?

Listen, Trask, you were already pushing it when you were DA. But now? You’re just an ordinary citizen, and one who is in possession of stolen evidence.

I already told you, I am not turning anything over until I have immunity for that mess with EJ and Nicole’s kid.

You’ve got it.

[laughs] Right. How many times have you and I sat on the same side of this table, Rafe? I know all your tricks.

There are no tricks. No tricks, okay? You’ve got it. EJ has already signed off on the deal.

What? And why would he do that? [pensive music]


Nicole? Johnny. Shouldn’t you be at the airport?

[clears throat] No. Uh, I need to be here.

I’m confused. You and Chanel are leaving for LA today, yes?

We were, yeah. But then we–we just stopped by Paulina’s to say goodbye. And then, uh, something happened.

Is it about the job?

No. No, it’s not about that.

Son, you’re starting to worry me.

Chanel lost the baby. [somber music]


I hate this, Abraham. My baby in that sterile hospital room all alone. I just wanted to keep her company. That’s all.

Johnny made her wishes quite clear, Paulina.

I know. I’m–yeah, yeah. She doesn’t wanna see me because she thinks that I’m the reason that she lost her baby, my grandbaby.

But is that exactly what Dr. Greene said, that the miscarriage was caused by radiation exposure?

No, I talked to him earlier. He said it wasn’t likely.

Then you– you weren’t to blame.

He also said that he couldn’t totally rule it out. Then he–he tried to comfort me, going on about how common miscarriage is and that it’s nature’s way of ending a pregnancy when it– when it’s not going right, when it–

Well, listen, whatever happened with the baby, you can’t blame yourself, you know? Chanel is young. She has plenty of time to get pregnant again.

That’s true. But I’m sure that’s not what she is thinking. Right now, all she’s thinking is that if not for her impulsive, reckless mother, all would be well with that little one that she’s carrying. All she’s thinking is that I am the reason that she lost that baby. [baby crying]

Oh, honey, shh, shh, shh, shh. It’s okay, baby. Shh. Mama’s here. It’s okay. Oh. Shh.

Do you mind if I try?

Oh, um, yeah. Yeah, of course.

Hey, big guy. What’s going on? Huh? Do you wanna hear one of your favorite songs? Yeah? You remember “The Itsy Bitsy Spider?”

[chuckles]

* Itsy bitsy spider went up the water spout * * Down came the rain and washed the spider out * * And out came the sun and dried up all the rain * * The itsy bitsy spider * * Crawled up the water spout again * [both laugh]

Aww.

There you go.

Look at that, you cheered him up.

Yeah.

He’s smiling.

Yeah, that “Itsy Bitsy Spider” song usually does the trick.

Yeah. I’ll have to remember that.

Yeah.

I’m sure he misses you so much.

Well, he’s got you now.

Yeah.

He’s lucky. [soft music]


[somber music]


[knocking on door]

[gasps] [knocking on door] Go away. I don’t wanna talk to you.

Hello? May I come in? Just–just for a few minutes.

Oh, yes, Abe. I’m so sorry. Yes, come in.

Hey. I heard about the baby. And my heart, it just– It just breaks for you and Johnny. Oh…


[sobbing]

Do you need anything?

No. No, I’m fine. Thank you.

You know… [sighs] You know, your mom… She feels terrible about what happened.

And she should.

Well, um, the way I understand, that it’s possible that this radiation–

Abe, would you please just stop? Okay? I never wanna hear the word radiation again. And I definitely don’t wanna talk about my mother.

Okay. Okay. All right. Yeah. Let’s just– Let’s just sit here. Okay, then?

Johnny.

Yeah.

Drink up. You have all my sympathy, son. Tell me about Chanel. How’s she doing?

She’s doing, uh, as well as can be expected. She’s still at the hospital. They wanna keep her overnight. Just precautionary.

Does she have a good doctor? I could fly–

We have a good doctor, thank you.

Okay, but if there’s anything else I–

What, what, why– I’m sorry, why are you being so nice about this?

What? Johnny.

Is this sympathy even real, or are you privately relieved? Because–because from what I recall, you didn’t think Chanel should even have this baby. You didn’t–you didn’t think we should go through with this pregnancy at all.

But you did.

Yeah.

Johnny, look. Hey. You’re my son. And I love you. Yes, this is real, my sympathy for you, for Chanel, because in the end, I want what you want. And when you’re in pain, I’m in pain, okay? Come here. [soft music]


Thank you for calming him down.

You would have figured it out on your own.

Oh, I don’t know about that. I haven’t exactly been mother of the year this year.

Call it a hunch.

[chuckles]

Safe bet.

Yeah. Eric, I know I don’t have to tell you this, but… I don’t want you to leave town. But I understand if you do. But… it doesn’t mean I won’t miss you.

Well, I still have to see if I get anything from the résumés I sent out. Haven’t gotten any bites yet.

Okay.

I’ll, um–I’ll see you later.

Yeah.

I’ll let you know what happens. [pensive music]


Okay, long story short, I managed to persuade EJ to see the light.

You didn’t brainwash him, did you?

No, no, his brain is more or less intact.

Then how? And what if there’s a double cross coming?

There won’t be. And as to how I did it… Let’s just say I reminded EJ that DiMeras value family loyalty over anything else and that an external attack on one of us is an attack on all of us. And you, my love, are one of us.

There’s more. I know there is. Do I have to get my friend over there to pry it out of you? You know he’s just looking for an excuse. [phone beeps]

Speak of the devil.

EJ. What does he say?

He says that Rafe is on the case now. So you better bet that your brother’s not gonna allow any double crossing to happen. This is the part of the conversation where you say, oh, Stefan, you’re right. You have had this together all along. And, oh, just hearing your name turns me on.

Well, that is true, actually. That last part, I mean.

Well, I’m glad to hear that. It’s only a matter of time, mi amor. And then it is hasta la vista Statesville.

But EJ hates me for what I did–allegedly did.

Yeah, no question there. But, uh, Stefan was able to persuade EJ to help my sister.

And yet from what I understand, he hates Gabi even more than he hates me.

Well, I wouldn’t sell yourself short there, Melinda.

Oh, come on. No one inherited Stefano’s taste for revenge more than EJ. And yet he’s willing to let me get away with what I allegedly did.

All right, listen. I’d like to wrap this up sometime this week. So can we just say that there is an implied allegedly every time you open your mouth, all right? And let’s stop doubting this immunity deal that you are extremely lucky to be getting, and just hand over the damn book.

Okay. You got it.

Okay.

One condition.

Let’s hear it.

Until EJ’s deal, the one I’m extremely lucky to get, is signed, sealed, and delivered, you’re not getting a single page.

Okay.

Paulina. Hi. Is everything okay?

Not really.

I’m sorry. Is there anything I can do?

No. Um, Chanel lost her baby.

Oh, no. I’m so sorry.

Thank you. Thank you. Oh, oh, I just– I just–I just realized–

No. Please. Never mind. Just–Chanel and Johnny, they must be heartbroken.

Oh, they are. Chanel, well, she blames me. And I can’t even be there to comfort her because she doesn’t want me anywhere near her.

Okay, I think I got everything. Oh. Abe.

Yeah, uh, Abe was just keeping me company.

Yeah. And now that you’re here, I will– I will leave the two of you alone. Johnny, um… you know, if you ever need to talk–

Yeah, I, uh– I just saw my father. I talked to him. It, uh–it helped.

I’m glad. I’m glad.

Thank you, Abe, for stopping by.

Yes, and… Well, my heart– My heart goes out to both of you.

[sighs] So how did it go with Abe? Did he, uh, try to convince you to forgive your mother?

He started to, but, um, he backed off when I asked him to. You know, of course he’s gonna try to defend her. She’s his wife, so he’s always gonna be on her side.

And I am always gonna be on yours. [soft music]


You’ll see, my love. Once Rafe does his thing, you will walk out of here with your head held high. They tried to break you, but they failed.

I wanna believe that.

Okay, well, when you want a fantasy to become a reality, you make plans. Plans make it real. Plans give you something to believe in.

Sounds like you’ve given this some thought.

Oh, you have no idea. Starting out with a– a long trail of red rose petals, more candles than St. Peter’s, champagne on ice, and then a sumptuous bubble bath awaits.

Honey, I love you. But when I walk out of here, it’s going to be straight into a shower with max water pressure. I want every microbe, every last disgusting remnant of this place blasted off of me and sent down the drain forever. And then maybe we can think about romance.

Hmm. Oh, there is not gonna be any thinking involved. Just feeling. And we’ll sink into our incredibly soft bed and make love for the next hundred years.

That sounds perfect. But I’m not signing off on anything for a hundred years until I see my daughter.

Oh, my God, of course. Yes. A compromise. After that cleansing shower, it’s off to the DiMera jet, and we will wing our way to Phoenix.

You’re a master of efficiency.

And you are the love of my life, who is finally coming home to me.

It all sounds like a dream. Which is honestly why it’s hard to believe. What if it doesn’t come true?

It will. You’ll see.


[phone rings]

Well, do you have the book?

Trask won’t turn it over without a signed agreement.

I’ll send it over to you now. Just get her to give you that book, and get it to the judge stat.

Hi. We’re home.

So you are. Come here. [baby fussing] Ooh. I’ve missed you, little man. Oh, I am so lucky to be your father.

Hey. Is everything okay?

Oh, um, Johnny came by. Chanel had a miscarriage.

Oh, no.

She’s all right. Physically, that is.

Well, are they upstairs? Maybe I could see if there’s something–

No, no, no. They’re not here. The–her doctor recommended she stay in the hospital overnight. Johnny just stopped by to pick up some of her things.

Chanel was so looking forward to this baby. I mean, they both were. I’m just sorry they won’t have the same happy ending as we did.

Mm. We are very lucky to have this beautiful child. And now, all is right in the world for our little family.

And speaking of beautiful babies, I need to put him down. So I’ll just get him upstairs and check back with you in a little while?

Okay.

Okay. [baby fussing]

Bye, bye, bye, bye, bye.

Goodnight, Daddy. Sorry.


Hey. I managed to convince the warden to let me stay past visiting hours while we await word from the judge. And there’s no reason to believe that as long as that judge takes a look at the evidence, he will make an immediate ruling.

Hey, sis. You know, if you’re not out of here before checkout time, they charge you for another day.

Oh, my God.

Come on. Pack up your stuff. Let’s go.

Okay.

All right?

Okay. Thank you.

Yeah.

Commissioner, you know the rules. There’s no touching.

Yeah, Yeah.

Oh, you wanna see touching, pal? I’ll show you touching. Hey. [soft music]


So you hungry yet? Because I am still perfectly willing and able to go make that pub run.

I don’t have an appetite. Oh, but you could still make it if you hurry.

Make what? The pub’s still gonna be open for hours.

No, your flight to LA.

Are you crazy? There is no way that I’m leaving.

But Peyton Russo is expecting you on set first thing.

Who cares? Chanel, who cares?

You do. This is your dream, Johnny.

Look, Chanel, you are my dream, okay? You’re more than my dream. You’re my– you’re my life, okay? The only place that I wanna be is here with you.


What happened? How’s Chanel?

She’s gonna be fine. Johnny’s with her.

Oh. I’m glad she’s not all alone. Oh. It’s been a long day. I need to go fix my face.

Hey.

Hey, buddy. I heard about the baby. I’m sorry for Johnny and Chanel and you and Paulina.

Thank you. And how are you doing? I–I heard you’re suffering through a loss as well.

[sighs] Yeah. Me, I–you know, honestly, I’m fine. Just trying to figure things out. It’s hard.

Ah. I remember when Lexie and I had to– had to give up Isaac and how difficult that was.

Yeah.

And in time, I had to accept that he wasn’t my child. In time.

DA DiMera.

Melinda.

Oh, your butler let me in. I just wanted to thank you for that immunity deal.

Oh, the immunity deal you didn’t deserve, you mean? Don’t mention it.

Oh, but I am so terribly grateful. I mean, I just needed to come over here and gush and tell you how much it means to me and how actually liberating it is, especially now that there is nothing that you can do to me when I tell Nicole that Eric is Jude’s father.

What? What are you– Why would you do something like that?

Mm, um, spite. You forced Mayor Price to move me out so you could take my job. You blew up my life without a second thought. So now I’m gonna blow up yours. [tense music]


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[dramatic music]

What the hell is taking so long? Damn it, EJ.

[sighs]

Well, what happened? Where have you been?

Where do you think? I’ve been tied up in court, trying to get your wife out of prison.

And? Where is she? When is she coming home?

She isn’t.


Your daddy’s pretty upset that your brother, Johnny, is moving to California, so we have to do everything we can to lift his spirits, OK? [baby coos] You know what that means, mm-hmm. That means no more spitting up on his fine imported suits, OK? Even though it’s kind of funny. [laughs] [cell phone rings] Oh. Hey, Eric, I heard you weren’t coming in today. Is everything OK?

Yeah, everything’s good. I just wanted to call and– checking in on you, see how you’re doing.

Ah. I assume you heard about the drama with Holly and Tate last night.

Yeah, I happened to be at my mom’s house when Brady came home with Tate. My brother seemed to be a bit upset.

Wow, you and– you and Theresa are getting married.

Yeah, I popped the question last night. She said yes.

Wow, that’s– that’s–that’s– that’s–that’s unexpected. I’m–Alex, I don’t know what to say.

I mean, you could try “congratulations,” but I’m sensing you’re not really feeling it. [sighs]


How did you track down an address for Xander’s mom? I thought Bonnie said that that was a dead end.

Yeah, it was, and then Xander realized that there was a very slim chance that his Aunt Maisie, his mom’s sister, might know how to track her down, so he called her.

Well, why didn’t Xander think of that before?

I know, but I guess his mom and her sister had been estranged for a really long time, so he just kind of figured that was still the case. But as luck would have it, Fiona Cook had just recently reached out to her sister and gave her an address.

Ah! [laughs]

Are you sure that she’s still at that address?

I mean, there’s only one way to find out, just good old-fashioned snail mail, send her a wedding invitation and just see what happens.

You can’t do that.


[soft orchestration] announcer: Like sands through the hourglass, so are the “Days of Our Lives.”


[dramatic music]

I can’t invite Xander’s mother to our wedding? Why? Why–why do you care?

Well, I’ve–I’ve just heard that this woman has a lot of issues. I mean, she’s a raging alcoholic, is she not?

Why are we assuming she still is? She could very well be sober now.

She could also be, I don’t know, a loose cannon who’s, like, ready to go off. She could be the next Konstantin.

Oh, whoa, whoa, whoa. Theresa, this is a completely different situation. Look, look, look, I know you’re still probably traumatized from that man trying to choke the living daylights out of you, but it’s not like Xander’s mom’s gonna try to kill anybody.

Can we just please get back on track?

I’m on track. Who’s off track?

[sighs]

Look, I just– I’m worried that she’s gonna ruin everything.

What are you talking about? Ruin what?

She–she can ruin your wedding with– with Xander. What if she gets bombed and says a bunch of awful things?

Theresa, anyone could get bombed and say a bunch of awful things. And I know that I don’t know this woman, Xander’s mother, but I choose to believe that she’d be very happy to be at our wedding and will behave appropriately.

And ditto to what she just said. Why do you care so much all of a sudden? I mean, you’re not exactly Xander’s biggest fan.

That’s true, but I care about you, and I care about Maggie, and I care about Alex, and I care about you and–and Justin. And, well, I just think that if this woman just comes to Salem and starts stirring things up, there could be some really terrible consequences for all of us.


Look, Brady, I know you and Theresa have history, obviously. But I didn’t think you’d have a problem with it because just the other night, you wished us the best.

And I do. I do.

OK.

It’s just that you– it’s just that you marrying Theresa affects my son. Our son. And I’ll be honest with you. I’m a little concerned that you two are moving a little too quick on this.

Well, actually, I bought the ring a while back. If you remember, I was gonna do it on Valentine’s Day.

But you didn’t.

Right, and that’s partly because I felt like I wasn’t ready for the responsibility of… committing to a recovering addict.

All right.

And also–

Also what?


Never mind.

No, no, no, Alex, Alex, look, we’re talking about my ex-wife here, so you’re not gonna tell me anything that I probably don’t already know.

I understand that, but this is not so much about Theresa, more about my own cynicism.

Your cynicism?

I just got a hard time trusting people, always thinking that somebody is gonna try to get over on me or privately screw me. It’s not the best way to go through life, right?

Probably not, but you’re telling me that you– you’re having a hard time trusting Theresa.

Had a hard time, past tense.

And now?

Now I… completely trust her.


Well, Alex, maybe you shouldn’t.

[scoffs]


To be honest, I’m more upset with Theresa than I am with Holly. She’s insane. I swear, she was hurling insults at Holly as if she was the one corrupting her precious son.

Yeah, Theresa can be a bit high-strung sometimes. [chuckles]

She’s possessed. I mean, she put all the blame on Holly as if she’s some criminal mastermind and Tate is just some lost babe in the woods. He is a teenage boy, for God’s sake. I don’t think he needed any convincing from Holly to sneak behind his mother’s back and get a hotel room so he could have sex with a beautiful girl.

And what did Holly have to say about that?

[sighs] She… groaned and moaned. And, you know, as it turns out, she’s grounded again. She’s not happy with me, obviously, but… what disappoints me the most is that she’s lying to me again, after all we’ve been through.

I understand. Nicole, I–I know you two love each other a lot. And…you’re both kind, and you’re good people.

Thanks, Eric.

This, too, shall pass.

Yeah, I know.

Well, I’ll let you get back to work and… hey, I just want you to know that I’m always here for you if you need me. That goes for both you and Holly.

Thanks, Eric. Have a good day, OK?

You too. [light music]

Oh, look at us. Both on baby duty.

Yeah, well, I’m about to be on baby duty from home, ’cause I just asked Chad for some time off.

Ah, good for you, and congrats on getting your little boy back.

I’m really grateful. And this really is a dream come true.

Oh, I’m sure, for you and for EJ. Although I imagine, for Eric, this must be his worst nightmare.

[sighs] [dramatic music]

We had a deal, EJ. I agreed not to tell Nicole the truth about Jude’s father, and you agreed, in exchange for my brotherly silence, to get my wife out of prison!

Would you keep your voice down?

No, not until my wife is out of prison!

I tried my best, damn it!

You tried your best? How cute. This isn’t Little League, EJ. This is life. You don’t get a box of orange juice and some apple slices and a participation trophy for striking out. You lose your family.


So try harder. Your house of cards depends on it.

If you threaten me like that again, I will–

You’ll what?

[exhales heavily] Look, I met with the judge. I cited the new evidence that indicated Gil Carter likely murdered Li Shin. And in light of this new discovery, I asked the judge to vacate Gabi’s conviction and recommended her immediate release.

And yet she still isn’t here.

The judge was actually receptive to my argument, but there’s just one hitch.

[laughing] Of course. Let’s hear it.

I was able to provide police photos from the Salem PD of Clyde’s black book, but the judge insists that it needs to be the real deal to move forward. He needs the physical evidence in hand. Otherwise, Gabi is not getting out of prison.

[sighs]


Theresa, your… concern, I don’t– I don’t really get it. Terrible consequences if Xander’s mother comes to Salem for our wedding? She’s a–she’s an alcoholic, not a homicidal maniac. Like I said, she could very well be sober now.

[sighs] OK, I admit that I’m, you know, maybe just overreacting just a bit.

A bit?

Just, the thing is, is that when someone has a drinking problem– OK, and–and–and I understand that we are being sensitive and nonjudgmental here, but when someone is under the influence, they tend to not have a censor, and they tend to say some really mean and destructive things. And, you know, with all the stuff that this family has already gone through, the last thing we need is drama, right? And with little Victoria–

Who is my concern, not yours.

OK. Yes, you’re right. I understand. I–I’m just realizing that I’m being overprotective, and now I’m realizing that I’m also blurting things out and upsetting everybody. [dramatic music]

It’s OK. Can you please just trust that Xander and I have thought this through? And it may not go perfectly, but we are very willing to take that risk.


Of course.

And now we really should get to stuffing these envelopes, because I want to get these out before the post office closes.

Yeah. [chuckles]


Oh, I didn’t realize that you were in such a time crunch.


Hey, I can help you with those.

[laughs] Here we go again, huh? What is this, the– the millionth time you impress upon me that I shouldn’t trust Theresa?

[clears throat] Let me ask you something.

Huh?

Did it bother you when you found Theresa and I in bed together recently?

Yes, Brady, it bothered me.

Right.

But I can hardly hold your little dalliance with her against her, because I was sleeping with Kristen. Theresa and I were both playing these stupid games, and it’s over now. I know I want to be with her, and she made it very clear she wants to be with me too.

Are you sure she wants you… or your money?


[scoffs] [clears throat]

Now, as you’re well aware, we don’t have the little black book because Melinda is illegally holding it hostage.

So what’s the problem, Mr. DA? Go get it.

I don’t know where she is. She’s not returning my calls. She’s not at home. Oh, maybe, maybe because I just stole her job at your behest.

Oh, so this is my fault.

Oh, face it, Stefan. Your elaborate little plan has completely backfired. Trask has absconded with the only piece of evidence that is going to free your wife, and now she is never going to cooperate with us. You’ve done this.

You know, your head is still on the chopping block, so I wouldn’t relish this moment too much if I were you.

Oh, I’m not relishing anything. I just have no idea what the hell we’re going to do at this point.


All right, we need to find a way to get Melinda to cooperate.


And I think I know how we’re gonna do that.


I do feel sad for Eric, especially because this is the second child that he’s fallen in love with that he’s had to give up. You know, Sloan being this time, and last time, it was–

Because of me.

Mm.

But in my defense, I was trying to do something good, so…

By stealing Brady and Kristen’s baby?

You’re right, it was– it was terrible. But in my head, I was trying to spare Eric and Sarah the pain of losing a child– well, Sarah mostly.

And how did that work out?

In the long run, pretty good. I mean, come on. Let’s not forget that when it comes to switching babies, you’re the OG, Nicole. Maybe Sloan was just following in your footsteps, a little bit of karmic revenge, perhaps?

Wow, you are a piece of work.

And you’re a hypocrite.

How am I a hypocrite? And why are you pretending that you care about how Eric feels in all of this? ‘Cause you certainly didn’t care when you were gleefully destroying my marriage or when you tried to shoot him at his mother’s wedding and you put her in a coma instead.

From which she recovered completely.

Oh, well, all is forgiven, then.

Well, not by you, apparently. Look, if I’m such a monster, why’d you even want to work for me? Why don’t you quit? Or better yet, I’ll fire you.

[chuckles]


Hey.

Hey.

What you up to?

Just checking out some websites. I saw Kate earlier. She seemed a bit down.

Yeah, she is.

Even though Lucas’ sentences got commuted?

Well, she was obviously thrilled about that, but then his first decision as a free man was to leave for an extended visit with Allie and Will.

I see.

I’m sure he’ll be coming back sooner rather than later, but it just seems like we’ve had to say too many goodbyes lately.

Yeah. Not to pile it on, but you may have to… have one more goodbye in your near future.

Who else is leaving town?

Me.


You’re leaving town? What, for a trip?

No, I mean– I mean moving. It’s just something I’ve been struggling with the past few weeks.

All right. Well, I understand. It makes me sad to hear you say that. But… where would you go?

Listen, I’ve been submitting opportunities for other jobs, you know, for photography work in other cities.

Eric, I thought you were very happy with your job at “The Spectator.”

Yeah, it’s been great. I’m really–I’m really proud of the piece that Nicole and I did on the homeless.

Right. OK, so this is more about the pain of losing your son– I mean little Jude.

[sighs] Of course, it’s not easy having him around, but… it’s actually because there’s another problem.

And what is that?

It’s Nicole. [light music]


First of all, like I said, I am taking some time off to care for my little boy. So you know what? Go ahead. Try and fire me, and see what Chad has to say about it.

Fine, whatever. Obviously you’re not fired. It’s not a great idea, picking a fight with the boss, though, is it?

I’m not picking a fight with the boss. It’s all you.

OK, OK. All is forgiven. I accept your apology.

What? I didn’t– OK, you know what? Just forget it. I don’t even care, anyway.

I’m just grateful that we can put our past differences behind us. You know, after all that ugliness, we both came out ahead. I mean, you’re married now, happily, with EJ and your beautiful baby boy. And soon Sarah and I will be married with our precious daughter in attendance.

Sarah agreed to marry you again?

Yeah. She’s working on the wedding invitations as we speak. Yeah, she’s going all out to make our wedding as special as possible. Even convinced me to invite my mum. [tense music]


I mean, we are under a time crunch. Are you sure you wouldn’t mind pitching in?

Oh, of course. I am so happy to help.

[chortles] Really?

Yeah, really.

Look, I don’t mean to be rude, but you’re usually the last person to offer up free labor.

What? I’m happy to lend a hand.

Not to me. The other day, I asked you to help me bring in some boxes. And you said, what are the servants for?

I was being funny. And I–I had just gotten my nails done. Look, I–OK. I do have an ulterior motive for helping, and that’s because I’m hoping that you will return the favor when it comes to my wedding.


Your wedding?

Alex proposed last night.


Wow. Congratulations.

Mm-hmm.

When is that wedding happening? I mean, have you two picked a date?

No, not yet, but the sooner, the better, as far as I’m concerned.

Ladies…[chuckles] I have an idea. Well, I know this may sound like it’s coming out of left field, but when you think about it, I mean, it might actually kind of bond you guys, in a way, I mean, since you’re all kind of related anyway. I mean, Maggie, she loves you guys so much, and it would really make her happy if you guys got along. I mean, I know she’s having some trouble with Alex. And he is Victor’s son, though, and she did adore that man. And I know, with all her heart, she would want to be able to mend fences with him and get along better–

Bonnie, I’m so sorry. I love you. What is your point? What’s your idea?

Well, like I said before, I mean, you and Alex are getting married. And you and Xander are getting married. And you guys really are kind of related, well, in a way. So I don’t know… maybe have a double wedding?


Wow. Just a little insulting, don’t you think, suggesting that Theresa’s only interested in me because I’m rich?

Alex, I didn’t mean– I didn’t mean to insult you. This is not about– hey, it’s not about you. It’s about her. The fact is, she has a history of chasing men who have money. As a matter of fact, I’ll tell you this. That’s one of the reasons she was interested in me from the very beginning.

Oh, you mean not because you were such a stud?

Well, I–you know, yeah.

Ah.

Seriously, man, she did some desperate things to get her hands on my money.

Yeah, I know.

I’m telling you.

Yeah, I know, like marrying you in Vegas while you’re blackout drunk. I get it.

Boom.

No, I’ve heard it over and over again. I’ve heard it. I’ve heard it all. I get it. Theresa has an affinity for the finer things in life, and she’s willing to do some extreme things to get there. This is not the case.

How can you be so sure?

Because I’m sure, Brady. She was interested in me before my windfall, before she had any idea that I stood to inherit half of Victor’s fortune.


What if she did have an idea?


How could Theresa have known that I was Victor’s son? [dramatic music]

You remember when the three of us went to Greece, right?

Of course.

You remember how we went after Konstantin and she stayed back at the hotel, right?

Yeah. And?


While we were out, her father delivered Granddad’s briefcase, which happened to be the only thing that contained evidence that you were Victor’s son.


So–so what are you saying, Brady? What, you think she secretly opened the briefcase?

Maybe. I know she likes to snoop. I know she was curious about the events leading up to grandfather’s death. And I can see her deciding just to open up that suitcase because it was the one personal item from that plane.

No, no. I mean, if that were true, then she would have known the truth about the… fortune before her and I even slept together.

Exactly.


A double wedding?

Well, you know, they are very popular here in Salem. [chuckles] And they very seldomly go terribly wrong– well, very seldomly. Oh, there was this one horrible woman who actually had two double weddings. And as memory serves, they both went pretty badly. God, what was her name?

You know what? Let’s just not talk about it. And for the record, moving forward, I would prefer we never spoke about that person anymore, so…

Yeah, sorry. OK, my point is, if you were to share your big day with Theresa and Alex, it kind of actually makes sense, I mean, ’cause the four of you basically have the same guest list, plus Xander’s mom.

Mm, yeah, but there’s just this teeny, tiny little problem. [clears throat] Xander and I don’t like each other. Sorry, no offense.

You know, constantly saying “no offense” actually makes it more offensive. And not for nothing, Xander isn’t Alex’s biggest fan either, no offense.

Oh, touché.

And things are especially tense right now. Ever since we found out that Alex is Victor’s son, Xander feels like an outcast, so…

See, but that makes it even better– no, you and Xander and you and Alex and a reaffirmation of the bond between the two Kiriakis men. Oh, my God. Oh, and they could even do their own little vows to each other about family.

Mm. Yeah, Bonnie, I don’t know.

Yeah, that just doesn’t seem like a good idea for almost anyone involved whatsoever.

Oh, nonsense. After all the tragedy and loss this family has sustained, a supersized wedding is exactly what the Kiriakis family needs.


You and your mom don’t get along, right?

I mean, we were fine when I was a wee lad. I didn’t start getting into trouble until I was a teenager.

Mm.

Yeah, my dad tried to be there for me, but– you know, in his way. But my mum… [sighs] She was just flat-out done with me. It was like I was this huge burden to her.

Oh, I’m sure it was more complicated than that.

Yeah, well, it seemed pretty simple at the time. I was bad news, and she wanted nothing to do with me. She didn’t even show up to court when I was convicted of manslaughter.

Well, I’m sure that was a lot for her. Isn’t that when Victor stepped in?

Right. Yeah. I mean, he got years shaved off of my prison sentence. And he paid for my education. That’s when he started to become you know, something of a mentor to me. He definitely saved my ass. But my mum, she– she didn’t like that, not one bit.


Well, perhaps she thought Victor would be a bad influence on you.

Mm, maybe. In any case, I mean, things really fell apart when my dad died.


Yeah, that was when the drinking really began.


She just couldn’t take the pain, so she decided to just numb herself -.


I tried to be there for her, but she shut me out.


I think I must have… reminded her of him.


So really, when I lost my dad, I kind of– it’s like I lost them both. And thank God for Victor. I mean… he stepped up when no one else would, put me to work for him, and–


Well, I’m sure you don’t care about my sob story, so…


No, actually, I’m–I’m– I’m glad you shared with me.


Turns out… you’re actually kind of human.


OK, so you’re having problems working with Nicole. Is that because you still have feelings for her?

Dad, I’m not even divorced yet, and romance is not even on the radar.

Then what is the issue?

Nicole. [light music] She brought Jude to work the other day and asked if I had a problem with it, and of course I said no.

And that was a lie.

Not exactly. I mean, I really love to see him. But it was really hard saying goodbye.

So you’re saying that living in the same town as Jude and not being able to be a part of his life…

It’d be more than I could bear.


OK, Melinda is holding on to the evidence because she wants immunity. Rafe told me that. Now, he can’t give it to her, but you can. So give the woman what she wants. Make sure Melinda doesn’t face charges for taking Nicole’s baby.

And how the hell do you think Nicole will feel about that, that I allowed Melinda to walk? And I can’t exactly tell her that you’re blackmailing me.

I don’t give a damn how you handle this with your wife. Just get it done. Get Melinda, get the evidence, and get Gabi out of prison. And then we all live happily ever after, right? [tense music] Today, EJ, or I tell Nicole the truth.


Alex, think about it.

[scoffs]

Think about it. [dramatic music] Theresa pries open the suitcase. She reads the news. And then all of a sudden, she goes from casual flirtation all the way to wanting to seal the deal? The timing is too good.


Except that’s not how it played out, is it? She tried to seal the deal with you, Brady, and you rejected her–harshly, if I remember correctly. And there she is, devastated, and I’m just there trying to comfort her.

And that’s probably what she had planned all along– to appear devastated, knowing full well that you’d come right in and pick up the pieces.

No, no, not possible. Our hookup was not premeditated, Brady. I am sure of it.


Besides, if that were true, that would mean that she’d been playing me this entire time.

Mm-hmm.

And I can’t believe that.

You can’t believe that. You can’t, Alex, or you won’t?

Can’t, won’t, both. You’re wrong, Brady. You’re wrong.


You know, it would be very easy to just add Alex and Theresa’s name to these invites. I’m just saying.

Bonnie.

What?

For the last time, Theresa and I will talk about this on our own time.

OK, I’ll drop it– for now. So, Theresa, I know we talked about the chaperoning before, but how was the actual prom? Anybody get doused with a bucket of blood?

Oh, you like that movie too?

They made a movie about the Last Blast Dance at Salem High?

What?

Oh, yeah. The high school dance years ago. Mimi told me a couple of kids tried to dump blood on poor Chloe Lane.

Well, I would not have minded if somebody wanted to pour blood on Holly Jonas.

Excuse me?

Oh yeah, sorry. I forgot she’s your niece. OK, well, in my defense, we just found out that she and my son have secretly been dating even when we explicitly told them not to.

Theresa, I know that Holly messed up when she didn’t clear your son’s name, but she’s a kid. She made a mistake. I’m sure you made plenty of mistakes in high school.

Yes, I did. That’s exactly– that’s the thing. I know Holly Jonas all too well. I got caught up in drugs, too, and I lied to my parents, and I fell in with the wrong crowd, and… well, I don’t want Tate dating someone like that, someone like me.

Well, from what my mom says, Holly’s doing great. She’s not doing drugs. She’s studying really hard, and she’s trying to turn her life around, so she deserves a second chance.

Great, just not with my son.

Oh, come on, Theresa. I was once a wild child too. A lot of us were. But eventually we learn our lesson– sometimes more than once, but we grow up. You did. I mean, come on. You’re not the lying, scheming, gold-digger woman you used to be, right?


I just think the only way to put Jude behind me is to put some distance between us.

[sighs] I understand. [light music] Years ago, when I took that job in D.C., it was mostly to forget about your mom, but there was still a part of me that was trying to deal with the fact that Belle wasn’t my daughter.


Did moving away help you?

I don’t want to tell you.

Dad.

[sighs] OK. It did help, and that is why I will respect your decision if you choose to leave, though selfishly, I will be… [sighs] Very, very sad to see you go.

Well, you don’t have to worry about anything yet.


Nothing’s set in stone.


I know I never thought I would say this, but I can relate to you. Yeah, I–I had some major issues with my mom growing up. I mean, we fought all the time. And I blamed her for things that, in retrospect, weren’t entirely her fault. But…[sighs, chuckles] Let’s just say I know what it’s like to be a teenager feeling like the whole world is crashing down on you and not having your own mom to help you make sense of it.

Or to help you see that maybe you pulled the whole world down on top of yourself.

Mm. Right. [dramatic music] But to feel like you’re forever a disappointment to the most important person in your life, it just does a number on your self-esteem, you know?


Did you ever work things out?


Yeah. I mean, thankfully we were on good terms before she died, which is why I think it’s good that Sarah invited your mom to the wedding. You know, maybe there’s a chance you can repair your relationship before it’s too late.


Well, I’m not too optimistic. But thinking it through and talking about it, I– I think I would like to introduce my mum to this little angel.

[chuckles] Well, I hope she does go to the wedding. I think something good can come out of it.


And by the time the cops came, all we could see through the trees were red and blue lights. And it was so scary, but it was so exciting. But then we realized we could either get dragged downtown and have our parents called, or–

Or what, Bonnie? What? Finish your story. Well, did you ever find your clothes? Did you–did you have to jump into the flooded quarry? Was it deep enough? It was pitch-black. You almost died.

Has anyone seen the stamps?

No.

Wait, are you sitting on them? Oh, no, wait. Oh, maybe they’re in here.

I found them.

[sighs] Oh, jeez.

So, Bonnie, tell me the rest of your story.


Look, I’m not claiming I know anything for sure, all right? But hypothetically, Alex, it could have gone down like that.

Mm.

I’m just saying.

Yeah. I’m just saying, hypothetically, your theory is trash. Don’t say it again, especially in front of Theresa, OK?

All right. [knock at door]

Are my ears burning?

Hey.

I just heard my name.

Babe, what are you doing here?

I thought we could go out to lunch.

I would love to go to lunch. Let’s go right now.

Yeah?

OK.

Yeah. Mm. Come on.

I’ll see you, Brady.

See you. OK. Actually, Theresa, I’m sorry. I–something I got to say to you. [dramatic music]


Alex told me the good news. Congrats on your engagement.


Thank you, Brady.

Mm.

Sure.

[sighs]

Let’s go.


[door slams]

[sighs] [light music]

Well, hey, you two. both: Mm. [baby babbles]

Hey yourself.

Oh, hi, tiny.

How’d you get on with Bonnie? You get all the wedding invitations done?

Yeah, yeah, I just dropped them off at the post office. Theresa helped.

Theresa?

Mm-hmm.

Does she know who the groom is?

Yeah, I mean, she was relatively nice about it. Really, I just think she was laying the groundwork to call in a favor from me in the future. But it was worth it because our invites are officially on their way to our guests.


Thank goodness we got done in time for “Body & Soul.” I cannot wait to see what Charlemagne is doing today. Ooh! [metallic bang] Oh, damn, who put that there? Oh, jeez. [dramatic music] All right, who put this in the trash? No, Sarah, you let Theresa get in your head about inviting Mama Cook, didn’t you? WWCD. What would Charlemagne do? Hmm. Yep. Uh-huh-huh. [gasps] Aha! Nothing like a little push to help family do the right thing. Yes, sirree, Sarah’s gonna be very grateful, and I’m gonna put this in the mailbox myself… right after the show. [chuckles] Mm-hmm.


[knocking]

Hey.

Oh, hi.

I’m sorry to interrupt. Do you have a moment?

Yeah. I thought you weren’t coming in today.

Yeah, I wasn’t going to. I– there’s something I need to tell you.


Rafe, it’s DA DiMera. Yes, I did speak with the judge about your sister. That’s why I’m calling. If you want Gabi released from prison, you need to find Melinda Trask immediately.


[sighs]


[door clicks shut]


Gabi.


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THIS STILL NEEDS EXTENSIVE EDITING!

[soft dramatic music]

[sighs]

Wow. Quiet this morning?

Yeah. Well, your teenage grandson has yet to emerge from his bedroom, which means the daily debate of whether he can have his AirPods on at the breakfast table is gonna have to be postponed.

Well, maybe he’s just sleeping in.

[chuckles] He’s trying to sleep the day away so he can avoid the consequences of what he did last night.

Yeah. Well, it’s a shame about the prom, wasn’t it? Especially with Tate and Holly.

Yeah. It was very disastrous, especially when Theresa decided to drag Holly home from the hotel.

Yeah. I’m not sure that was necessary.

No. I–I– I think her anger was justified. We have–we told Tate from the very beginning, you are not allowed to see Holly Jonas, and he decided on his own to go ahead and defy us and– doesn’t happen all the time, but Theresa and I, we are of one mind about this. [soft dramatic music]

Hmm.

Oh, no. I–I– I know that face, and I know that “hmm.” And that’s when you’re keeping your own counsel, right?

You know me too well.

[chuckles] Hmm. You wanna to tell me what you think?

Only if you want to hear it.

Hey, a lot of people in this town pay big bucks for your insight, and one of the perks I get for living here is that I get it for free, so–

I’m wondering, uh, if your reaction has less to do with what Tate did and more to do with how you feel about his mother.


Wow. I’m surprised to see you up and about so early.

Hey, Bonnie.

Ooh. I figured you’d be sleeping in after prom night. How was chaperoning?

Oh, it was great, if you consider walking in in the nick of time to stop two kids from having sex together in a hotel room.

Oh, boy.

Yeah. “Oh, boy” is right. We caught Tate and Holly at the Good Old Salem Inn.

I thought those two weren’t supposed to be–

To be seeing each other? Yeah, no. They weren’t. We found out Tate has been sneaking around with that neurotic little liar, even after everything she did to try and ruin his life.

Oh. So I take it last night was a total disaster for everyone, then.

Not everyone. Mm.

Oh.

One thing went very right last night. [intriguing music]


Good morning, my love.

Oh! Good morning.

Hmm. What’s all this?

These are our wedding invitations. They just came from the printer.

Ah, yes.

Aren’t they beautiful?

They are. And may I just say how grateful I am that, unlike the most recent disastrous “almost” wedding we all had to endure, that you and I are gonna have a perfect wedding.

Definitely.

Especially for your mother’s sake, after everything she went through.

Yeah. That was quite an ordeal, that “almost” wedding to that miserable cretin.

That now-dead miserable cretin.

Thank God my mom laid a trap for that con man.

Yeah. Thank God.

[sighs] All right. No more talk about that vile SOB and the “almost” wedding. Let’s just focus on our upcoming nuptials.

Whatever you say, my beautiful bride. [gentle music]


Next time you want to visit me, do me a favor–just don’t. [somber music] Fine, Mother. I won’t. I will never visit you again. In fact, I never want to see you again. In fact, you can burn in–


no, you can’t, because you’re still my mother, And as sad as it is, I still want you to love me. I want that so bad.

Hey. You okay? [soft dramatic music]


[gulping] Mm. Oops.

[laughs] Oh, it’s you.

You look like you got some bad news.

It’s my mother.

Is she a patient here?

No, nothing like that. She’s in prison.

Oh. I’m sorry.

I just came from visiting her– to finally tell her that she has been wrong about me my entire life. I’m not a loser. I am lovable.


[sighs] I thought it was going to be this… Cathartic moment, this triumphant vindication. It turns out it was anything but. [soft chuckle] I don’t know why I’m surprised that that woman still has this uncanny knack to make me feel… utterly worthless and miserable.


[moans, winces]

Chanel, are you okay?

[deep breathing] Huh?

Chanel.

Are you okay?

Chanel, baby, what’s wrong?

It’s okay. I’m fine. I– [scream]

Oh! Chanel! Baby, what is it? What? [suspenseful music] [soft orchestration] announcer: Like sands through the hourglass, so are the “Days of Our Lives.”


There is nothing going on with Theresa and me. As a matter of fact, just the other day we– we talked about how we just need to focus on co-parenting Tate.

Well, I assume there was some reason you needed to talk.

Yeah. Uh, there–there was. Something happened.

Something?

[sighs] Yes. Look, we’d been getting closer because of what we’ve had to go through with Tate and, uh, there was um– a moment. We had a moment.

A moment?

Yeah.

That was all?

Yeah. I know it was just a moment. It was only a moment because right after the moment, Theresa said, “I want to be with Alex.” [soft dramatic music]

Mm. And, Brady, look at me. What do you want?


That is a big rock.

It’s beautiful, isn’t it?

Oh, it is. Looks like you spent a huge chunk of Victor’s money on it.

Well, Theresa’s worth it.

Aw.

[soft chuckle] When did all this happen? I mean, the proposal. That’s–

Yeah.

Sorry.

No, no. It’s last night. [phone ringing]

Oh. Oh, that’s my dad. I texted him earlier. I want to tell him the good news, so I’ll be right back, okay?

Okay. [sighs]

So have you told your father?

Actually I did have a bit of a conversation with him right before I popped the question.

I mean Justin.


So should I start licking?

Excuse me?

I was talking about the invitations, obviously– the envelopes, specifically.

Yes, right. [chuckles] No. I’m taking these to my mom’s house because she has the entire family’s addresses in this very old handwritten, very battered book. And Bonnie said that she would help me stuff the envelopes, so–

[snarls]

You get to stay here with our very adorable teeny tiny.

Oh. Well, that would be an honor and a privilege.

She’s very lucky to have such a great dad.

I’m the lucky one. Hey, say hi to your mom for me.

I actually shall.

Oh, did I mention the chat I had with her yesterday?

Mm-mm.

I was just telling her how much I hated Konstantin for everything he did to her and Uncle Vic and Victoria and everything. And, I have to say, her response– it threw me.

What’d she say?

Oh, she was telling me that I was a lot like Victor, and that maybe because he saw so much of himself in me, that’s why he was so hard on me.


Oh, God. I slobbered all over you.

No. It’s okay. Here.

You’re being very nice. Thank you.

Well, I have been told I have an excellent bedside manner.

You’re a doctor.

Is it the stethoscope that gave it away? Mark Greene.

Leo Stark. Wait a minute. Dr. Mark Greene, like on “ER.”

I guess having that name and watching that show made me think there was no choice but to go into medicine.

Oh, boy. So you are all that, and you’re a doctor. I had a doctor boyfriend once. He was much older, and he was married to a woman. TMI. Sorry.

No. It’s okay.

Look, I may have slobbered on you, but I want you to know I was not drooling or anything. I mean, since you told me the other day that you’re not gay.

Did I say that?

Yeah, you did. Why? Is it not true?


Maybe we should get you to a hospital. And I’ll– I’ll call Dr. Greene.

No, no, no. We don’t need to do that. I think it’s just bad– [hisses] Cramps.

Could it be indigestion? Johnny, do you have any of those oyster crackers on you?

Yeah, yeah. They’re in– there in Chanel’s bag.

Oh.

[panting] It’s fine. I–I think it’s fine now.

Oh, no. You just keep these close by just in case. Oh. Oh, I remember when I was pregnant with you. My tummy did all kind of loop-de-loops all day long. When Abe gets back from the pub with the food, you’ll feel better.

Yeah. Yeah. I’m in the mood for a burger.

Mm-hmm. I made sure that he ordered extra pickles. Oh, you don’t even have to wait for those. I have a whole jar in the kitchen.

[screams loudly]

Okay, okay. No. Oh. That’s it. We’re getting you to the hospital. Come on.

Oh.

Come on. Come on. [dramatic music]

Oh, my goodness. Oh.

I don’t think my feelings really matter here.

Brady, your feelings always matter.

Well, look. Theresa–Theresa chose Alex. I accepted it, and I’m moving on, and I’d love to change the subject, actually.

Okay. I’m sorry to bring up a topic that’s uncomfortable for you to talk about.

Oh. I appreciate your concern, I really do. It’s just times out of I– I absolutely value your input, but this particular subject, just not right now.

Understood. All right. Well, I am going to go and talk to the people that pay me the big bucks.

You’re worth every penny.

Thanks. I’m always on your side, you know.

I know you are, and I thank you for that. [intriguing music]


[sighs]

Actually, no. I have not had the chance to tell Justin about my engagement to Theresa.

Why not? You know what? Call him right now.

I–I don’t think that’s news that he wants to hear right now.

Why wouldn’t it be?

Well, Justin and I had a bit of a disagreement about my relationship with Theresa.

Oh. I assume that’s because he knows that you found your fiancée, before she was your fiancée, in bed with Brady.

Right. Yeah. And Justin seems to believe that that actually meant something to Theresa– being with Brady, I mean.

Why? Do you think it didn’t–

Oh, I know it didn’t, Bonnie, because I had the conversation with Theresa. And she only did it to make me jealous.

Oh, honey. Look, this might be the pot calling the kettle black, but when a woman is trying to manipulate a man’s feelings, it means she’s really trying to manipulate a man’s feelings.

Okay. Well, Bonnie, I don’t want to have the same talk with you that I just had with Justin.

Honey, he cares about you. He doesn’t want to see you get hurt.

And that’s very kind, but I’m a big boy now.

And you were once Justin’s little boy. Look, I know he’s not your biological father, but that doesn’t change the fact that he has this big love for you in his heart. He is protective of you, and so am I.

Okay. I don’t need protection from Theresa.

Are you so sure about that? Honey, we both know she doesn’t have the best track record when it comes to relationships. And now, honey, you’re not only super hot, you’re also super rich, so come on. Don’t you think you could do better?

[soft chuckle] Really? [clears throat] [soft tense music]


Baby, I know that you’ve been struggling with the fact that you and Victor weren’t close when he died. You know that, deep down, he did love you.

Way deep down.

No. You did get along. What about when he made you CEO of Titan?

Oh. Only to undermine and replace me with Philip? I mean, I suppose we got along when he needed my help with Kristen’s baby– passing her off as your daughter.

Yeah. You only did that because you couldn’t stand the thought of me losing Mickey. And I know how much you’ve regretted that.

Oh, God. And I still do. It’s unthinkable to me now, trying to replace one child with another. I mean, no one could ever replace our precious girl.

No. No, never. And I thank God that I finally came to my senses and told you that Victoria is yours.

Oh, Sarah. When we were together back then, as happy as I was, I was just so worried the whole time that the other shoe was gonna drop. And as close as I felt to Victor back then, I– part of me knew that he was just using me to do his dirty work. So yeah, maybe he did see a bit of himself in me. That’s why he had me do all the terrible things he didn’t want to admit that he was capable of.

You know that that’s not true.

Then why? [soft dramatic music] Why, when he had his last chance to really show me how he felt…


why didn’t he leave me in his will?


You said you weren’t gay. Maybe you’re bi? Bi-curious? Had a crazy night in college?

Hey. We need help. Dr. Greene.

What’s going on?

[moan] I’m having cramps. [breathing sharply] Really, really bad cramps.

Doctor, you need to help my baby.

I’m going to.

she’s been in a lot of pain, and it seems to come and go, but it feels like it’s getting worse.

Okay. Let’s get you into another room and take a look, okay?

[moans] [screams]

Oh!


Oh. So how is it now?

It’s–it’s still pretty bad, but it comes and goes, like Johnny said.

Miss Price, uh, I need you to step outside for a few minutes.

Wh–what? No. I’m staying– I’m staying right here. I’m not going to leave her here alone.

I am here, Paulina, okay?

Mama, please, please.

Oh. Okay, okay, okay, okay. I’ll be right outside the whole time. You holler if you need me. [soft dramatic music]


[winces, moans]

Let’s see how your baby’s doing, okay?

Okay. Okay. [moans] I have– I was trying to hold it together in front of my mom, ’cause I don’t want to worry her, but– but something is happening to me, Doctor. I’m scared. I’m really, really scared.

Hey, hey. I’m here. I’m here, okay? Everything is gonna be fine, I promise.

[breathing heavily]


Oh, Dr. Evans.

Oh, Leo. Do we have an appointment?

No, not today. And I swear, I didn’t know you were gonna be here. I absolutely respect your ” I can only help you maintain your fragile grip on your sanity during scheduled times” policy.

Leo, it’s all right.

No, it’s not. We have an appointment scheduled tomorrow. I can find a way to white knuckle it until then. [soft dramatic music]

Okay, fine. I’ve got a few minutes before my next patient arrives.

Really? Are you sure?

I’m sure, I’m sure. Let’s do this.

Theresa. I meant to tell you how good you look today.

Oh, really?

Yeah.

Huh. I meant to tell you how embarrassed you look right now. Anyone want to tell me why it’s suddenly okay for Bonnie to trash-talk me behind my back?

Well, it’s nothing I wouldn’t say to your face.

Aw.

Justin has some concerns, that’s all, about you–

About you and me being together, and I just told Bonnie that whatever concerns they may have, I trust you wholeheartedly. And I’m committed to spending the rest of my life with you.

Thank you, Alex.

Of course.

[sighs] But you, Bonnie, I don’t understand the sudden . If I recall, it was just recently you were very supportive of my involvement with Alex.

Well, yeah. That was before I had the discussion of your involvement with him with my husband.

Oh. I see. Great. Okay. So Justin has turned you against me.

No. He’s just protective of his son. I mean, Alex. I–[inhales] You know, on a happier note, wedding bells will be ringing throughout this house for lots of people. In fact, Sarah’s on her way over so I can help her send out her wedding invites.

Oh. That won’t take too long. [soft chuckle] I just meant that it’s probably a really short list since Xander doesn’t really have many friends. [chuckles]

[sarcastic chuckle] Yeah. Well, on his side, it might be a little light, but I’m sure a few of us won’t mind moving over just to fill the void. Besides, I want to rub elbows with the mother of the groom.

What?

Yes. Sarah has her heart set on inviting Xander’s mother to the wedding.


Well, it’s not like you were singled out to be excluded from Victor’s will. He didn’t leave anyone a penny except for my mom and Alex. And he only left Alex something to make up for the fact that he never acknowledged him as a son.

Right. I understand that I’m not the only person my uncle snubbed, but I don’t know. It really was his last chance to show me that I meant something to him, and I– I can’t believe I’m wasting time grieving the love lost to that old fool. [soft dramatic music]

Well, I do hope that Victoria and I can make up for the things that Victor didn’t give you.


That is a wonderful start.

Is it?

Mm.

We’re gonna have to finish this later, though.

I’ll hold you to that.

Yeah. I really do have to go. But before I do, are you sure that you don’t want to take another shot at trying to find your mom?


That number I gave you from my mom– that was the last one I had for her. I told you that. You know, so maybe let’s just take– take this as fate’s way of saying it’s best I don’t find her.

Look, I– I know that you and your mom have had issues, but I– don’t you–

But you’re super-duper eager for her to be at the wedding. I get it. And it’s understandable that– you want Victoria to know her grandmother. [soft dramatic music]

I just– I don’t want you to be saddled with the same regret that you have about Victor and not mending fences before you lost him.


Maybe there is one other way we could reach my mom.

I thought that Xander lost touch with his mother.

Oh, yeah, he did. That’s why Sarah is trying to, you know, get them to get back in touch, mend fences, if you will. That’s why she wants to invite her to the wedding.

Are they sure that’s a good idea? both: Why wouldn’t it be?

I–I don’t know. I just–[chuckles] heard that she’s a raging alcoholic. I mean, do they want someone like that around their kid?

You know, just because someone has a substance abuse problem, they shouldn’t be shunned. Maybe she’s changed, like you.

Mm.

Mm. Of course, yeah. You’re right. But, you know, I’m kind of concerned for Sarah. You know, what if this woman just shows up and causes a huge scene?

[laugh] Oh, honey. We’re kind of used to scenes around here, especially at weddings, right?

Mm.

Right.

[chuckles]

Theresa, you seem awfully concerned about Xander’s mom showing up in Salem. Something you want to tell us?


[crying] So I went to see my monster of a mother this morning.

You went to the prison?

Isn’t that what you told me to do, so I can quiet her nasty voice that’s been echoing in my head all these years?

Yes, but I meant that would be something that we would work on here in therapy.

Oh. I thought it would be wise to go and do it in person, you know, face to face.

Oh. I guess I didn’t go too well, huh?

No, it didn’t go well. It was a disaster, a calamity, a catastrophe, and a dumpster fire all rolled up into one.

What did she say?

She brought out all her greatest hits. Said I was worthless, unlovable, a degenerate… And that I deserved all of the misery that had befallen me. Befallen, is that a word?

That’s a word. That must have been so hard for you to hear.

[sighs] [somber music] I should have expected it, but still, under the heading of “hope springs eternal,” I guess I hoped that she would take me into her arms and tell me that she had a major epiphany, and that I was the greatest gift God had ever given her. Though, she is a shameless heathen. She never would have invoked God.

You know, just because your mother said those things does not mean they’re true.

Then why does it feel that way when she says them?

Leo. [gentle acoustic music] As children, we depend on our parents just to thrive. If they tell us things, then we believe it, because contradicting anything would– I don’t know–would just jeopardize our own existence. You’re no longer a child. You’re no longer dependent on your mother, so there’s no reason to give her the power over you.

Right. No reason.

Right. You can do anything you like. You can be yourself, you can be proud of yourself, you can even love yourself.

[sighs] Yeah. I’m not a little boy who needs his nose wiped anymore. I can wipe my own nose. I am my own man. [chuckles] And that hunky doctor seemed to think I was worth talking to.

What hunky doctor is that?


[breathing shakily]

I’m just gonna do a quick ultrasound, see if we can figure out what’s going on.

Okay.

Here. [monitor beeping] Felicity’s stuffie.

Yeah. Hey. Everything is gonna be okay, all right? My love, Dr. Greene is taking good care of you and of our little one too.

Okay. [suspenseful music]


Dr. Greene?

I’m very sorry, Chanel. I’m afraid you’ve had a miscarriage.

[gasps]


[gasps] Wait. A miscarriage?

I– I don’t understand. We were just here. You said everything was fine.

Everything did look fine, but that changed, obviously.

So those soft markers that you were telling us about, is that what caused this?

A spontaneous loss like this can happen for any number of reasons, and it’s not unusual. I’m sure this is cold comfort right now, but in pregnancies ends in miscarriage. [somber music]


I’m gonna send a– I’m gonna send a specialist in to examine you, see if I can get you any more answers. Again, Chanel, Johnny, I’m so sorry for your loss.


[sobbing]

So I met this totally gorgeous doctor the other day. But at the time I didn’t know he was a doctor, just this handsome guy out for a run, and he was thirsty. And I happened to have a glass of water to give to him. And it looks like what goes around comes around, because today he found me at the nurse’s station a complete wreck. He took me into his muscular arms, and he comforted me. And he gave me this. Who said chivalry is dead?

Leo, you just met this man.

Oh, Dr. Evans, don’t worry. I’m not getting my hopes up for a romance or anything like that. He told me he wasn’t gay.

I see.

But then he acted surprised when I reminded him that he said that. Do you think maybe he is gay?

Well, I don’t know.

Well, maybe you know him, and maybe you’ve gotten something of a vibe from him–Dr. Mark Greene?

Mark Greene? I’ve heard the name, but I don’t think that I’ve met him.

Maybe you’ve heard some chat about him over at the water cooler?

Well, if there were any chat at the water cooler…

Mm-hmm?

I wouldn’t repeat it–

No.

Nor would I speculate about it.

Okay. Fine. Well, whether he’s gay or not, he and I had a moment, a lovely moment. [chuckles]

I’m so glad to hear that for you, but you don’t know anything about this man, no information at all about him. So I–I think you shouldn’t read too much into this. Leo.

Hmm.

I wouldn’t like to see you get hurt.

Thank you. Unlike my mother, who lives to see me hurt. In fact, I feel like that’s been her goal since I was born, and I will bet she is in her cell right now, gloating over how bad she made me feel this morning.

Why don’t we talk about that during our next session?

Oh, no. Are we out of time?

I’m afraid we are.

All right. So tomorrow, I guess, we can figure out why it is I want love from my horrible mother, who referred to me as a miserable dead loss. She actually called me that.

Leo, you are a very worthwhile human being. I’m especially impressed with your desire to get to know yourself, understand your history, and come to terms with the, well, emotionally abusive mother you had– and your father, from what you told me.

Yes, both of them. Okay. So tomorrow, we will work on getting me to embrace the fact that I am a worthwhile person, as you say.

Yes, we will do that.

Great. Then I will see you tomorrow for our actual session.

I will see you tomorrow. [gentle music]


I’m not so much concerned about Xander’s mother, per se. But look. After what happened here with Konstantin, I think we all need to be a little bit wary about just inviting long-lost family and friends to come over out of the blue.

Okay, I get it. Yeah. But you’re not gonna have to worry about Xander’s mother showing up. The number he had for her wasn’t hers anymore. They just don’t know even how to track her down.

Mm.

Oh. [clicks tongue] That’s too bad.

Mm. Well, at least you don’t have to worry about any surprise guests showing up at our wedding. I’ve already found all my long-lost relatives.

[chuckles]

Yeah. Let’s hope that’s true.

It is true for sure. Anyway, I have to get to work.

Okay.

Bye.

Bye.

Bye, Bonnie.

Oh. Bye, honey.

Bye.

[chuckles] [tense music]


[sighs] God.

Got it. Hey. You can expect that invitation in the mail. [chuckles, sighs] That long shot paid off.

Who was that?

My mom’s sister, Aunt Maisie. They never got along, so I just didn’t think my mom would be in contact with her.

But she was?

Apparently. Yeah. My mom hit her up for money a few months ago.

Are you kidding?

No. But she didn’t have my mom’s phone number, but she did have her address.

[gasps] [soft dramatic music]


[sighs] [tense music]


[breathing heavily]


Brady.

Hey.

Hey. Man, I’m sorry to hear about last night.

What happened last night?

Uh, the prom?

The prom. Yeah, yeah. I’m sure Theresa told you that we found Tate and Holly in a hotel room–

Mm.

And then Theresa dragged Holly out of said a hotel room. It was–it was lots of fun.

Mm. Especially for the kids, I’m sure.

I’m actually surprised Theresa didn’t call me and let me know what EJ and Nicole’s reaction was to the whole thing.

Well, she was kind of busy last night, partly my fault.

Why is that your fault?

I proposed. [solemn guitar music] Theresa and I are engaged.


Bonnie, thank you so much for offering to help.

Oh, honey.

Addressing these invites is gonna be a lot easier with both of us doing it.

I am so happy to assist, and your mom already gave me her address book.

Okay. Well, we just have to add one more address to it.

Okay. Whose would that be?

Xander’s mom.

[sighs] Ooh! – I know. We managed to track her down after all.

Oh. [chuckles]

I’m very excited. [laughter]

It’s exciting. Okay. Let’s see.

Hey, little one. Did you hear all that? Apparently there’s a chance now that you’re gonna meet your Grandma Cook. Oh, look at that big smile. You’re excited about it, huh? [soft tense music] I’m afraid that makes one of us.


Part of being a doctor, I know, delivering bad news, but to tell these two that they lost their baby, and so soon after I told them everything was fine. You always know the right thing to say. Same here. See you tonight. [phone beeps]

[clears throat]

Oh. Hey, Leo.

Dr. Greene, I was hoping I’d run into you so I could return your hankie.

Forget it. Keep it.

Thanks. I’m sorry to hear you had to deliver bad news. So was that a friend on the phone? A significant other? I’m sorry. That’s none of my business.

No. It’s okay. It was my girlfriend, actually.

Girlfriend, right, of course. [melancholic music]

I better get going. Excuse me.

Okay.


[sighs] Well, that answers that.


[sobbing]

Oh. Dr. Greene said I could come back in. Well, what happened? [dramatic music]

We lost the baby.

What?

[sobbing]

Oh, no. Oh, my God. Oh, oh. How–how did that happen?

It happened because of what you did. This is all your fault.


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Ah, good morning, Mother.

Oh. Good morning. Did you sleep well?

Did I sleep well? [laughs] So much better than Statesville. So much better than the monastery and that Podunk motel room in Montana. No, this was amazing. It was like the Ritz, which is nice.

Good.

Yeah. Although I did hear someone crying last night, I think. Maybe I dreamt it.

Uh, no, that would be Ava. Roman just told me that Harris broke her heart, left town. Apparently, he’s following a lead on Megan Hathaway.

Wow. I hope he finds her.

[chuckles] Well, knowing Megan, he has a better chance of finding Amelia Earhart.

Yeah. I guess you’re right about that. I just wish that I had a chance to say goodbye and thank him, you know, for making the moves to get me out of jail finally.

Yeah. Well, he took long enough. I mean, I forgive him now because I have my son back.

Yeah. Yeah, you do. But not for long.

Oh, Chad. Thank God! You didn’t come home last night. I was so worried about you.

I’m sorry. I’m sorry.

Well, where’d you go?

Well, I went to Salem PD, and they said that Clyde had been shipped off to Supermax. So I drove all the way out to this, you know, citadel of a–of a prison.

Why would you want to do that?

[tense music]


[chuckles] Look what I found. [chuckles] Jules left her little blankie.

[laughs] Well, this must be Carver’s.

Oh, well, I just have to put them both in the mail.

Yeah. Or we would have a good excuse for asking Eli and Lani to bring those twins back here for a visit.

[chuckles] I like the way you think.

[laughs]

I can’t believe it, Abraham. I just said goodbye to one daughter, and I’m about to say goodbye to my Chanel, and yet another grandbaby growing up thousands of miles away.

Well, you know, Johnny and Chanel might be back here before you know it. Oh, and besides, you are going to be plenty busy.

What do you mean by that?

[soft music]

“Radioactive Mayor Victoria says recall effort fails.”

[laughs] Congratulations, Mrs. Mayor.


Can you believe my grandma knitted us little baby booties?

Marlena Evans, a woman of many talents. You had any room in your suitcase for them? Because I can’t fit another thing.

What? Really? They’re going to take up like square inches. Okay, we’ll put them in mine.

Mm-hmm.

That’s–

That’s what I thought.

Hey there, Chanel, Johnny.

Dr. Green.

Chanel, how are you feeling today?

Uh, fine. The morning sickness is nearly gone, and I already made an appointment with my OB at UCLA.

Excellent. Did the tech come by?

Yeah. She just gave us a bunch of ultrasound pictures.

Everything looks good, right, Doctor?

Overall, the baby appears to be developing normally, but there is one concern I’d like to discuss. [tense music]


[sighs] Come on, Leo. Remember who you are. You are strong. You are resilient. You’ve got this. You better buckle up, Mom, because I have a lot to say to you, and you are gonna sit there, and you are gonna listen. I am not unlovable. I am not worthless. Oh, don’t give me that look. You know which one. It’s the same one you gave me when–

When you spilled my Mai Tai in the Poconos. [chuckles] Or was it a green martini? You were always a little clumsy, kiddo. [tense music]

Mother.


[soft orchestration] announcer: Like sands through the hourglass, so are the “Days of Our Lives.”


Leo, Leo, Leo. It’s been a while. To what do I owe the– well, I won’t say pleasure, but– hey, what you got here? What’s that? A script?

Just some notes, Mom.

Ah.

You know, we can’t all go through life just unfiltered, shooting from the hip like you.

Oh, listen to you. You’re one to talk. Do you remember when you were yapping at that lady in that little, tiny teacup ride? You almost had us thrown out of that. What was that place called?

Super Duper Funland?

Yeah.

I was a kid, Mom. And that lady’s halitosis was ruining everything. I was just brave enough to take a stand.

Oh, is that why you’re here, take a stand?

If you must know, I started therapy. And Dr. Evans says that I have to confront my childhood traumas.

Oh, please. You don’t have anything better to do than listen to that new age quack?

Dr. Evans is not a new age quack. She’s a top-notch therapist. And how do you deal, Mom? You just scream at your ex-husband into a payphone? [soft dramatic music]


I may be in a federal penitentiary, but I am still your mother, and you will treat me with respect. Therapy. [chuckles] Why don’t you just man up for once in your life and–

Damn it, Mom.

You may be an underachiever, an also-ran, and you may, I don’t know, have consider– well, you do cut kind of a sad, lonely figure, but you are not crazy. So why on God’s green earth do you need therapy?

Because of you.


What’s your concern, Doctor?

Well, today’s ultrasound, it showed two soft markers, as they’re called. And they may very well mean nothing, but they could be indicators for a congenital abnormality. So I’m going to refer you to a genetic counselor in Los Angeles, run some further tests.

These soft markers, could they be from radiation exposure?

Well, your exposure was brief, and the levels were relatively low. But there’s no way to know for sure. [soft dramatic music]


Radioactive Mayor. What kind of nickname is that? I sound like one of those characters out of a superhero movie with all the CGI.

You know, now it’s all going to blow over that we– we know that Concerned Citizens has been revealed to be EJ DiMera.

And a handful of folks that he paid off to sign his damn petition. Ooh, you know, Abe, it still galls me that I had to reinstate that two-timing EJ DiMera to make this go away, oh, especially since I promised Melinda the job as long as she wanted it.

Did you offer her something else?

Yeah, yeah. And she took it as an insult, told me to take the job and shove it. Oh, and, you know, now I do– I desperately need a head of sanitation.

You have another candidate in mind?

No. No, I don’t. You know, and with the market so tight right now–

Well, you know, I may know someone who’s interested.

Really? Who?

Me. [tense music]


Jack, I didn’t realize you were here still.

Oh, he decided to spend the night.

Yes. Yes. I’m driving back to Boston later this morning.

Great. Well, I’m glad– I’m glad we get to say goodbye now.

Just a minute. Before we say goodbye, let’s just back up a second. Why would you want to see Weston again? He’s told you everything you want to know, hasn’t he? [dramatic music]


I hope you didn’t go after Clyde with some revenge plot in mind.

I did. You know, I found him in Montana, and– and I pulled the tri– I was gonna pull the trigger, and I didn’t, ultimately, because that’s–you know, Abigail wouldn’t have wanted that, so–

No, she wouldn’t have wanted that. She would have wanted you to think of Thomas and Charlotte and how much they need their dad right now. So as much as I want Clyde to rot in hell, I’m really glad you didn’t make that choice. Well, I better get going. I will see you soon.

Yep.

Okay?

Okay.

Julie, I love you.

Love you too.

See you soon.

Jack, wait. [soft dramatic music]


So, Doctor, you’re saying that if something is wrong with our baby, it could be from radiation exposure?

We can’t rule it out at this point.


I just want to say, as the older brother of someone with Down syndrome, I wouldn’t be where I am today without my sister. She’s brought so much into my life. She’s the kindest person I know.

And she’s also an excellent baker. I’m gonna miss Felicity a lot.

I know she was hoping to say goodbye to you.

I know. I was hoping the same, but it’s just been such a whirlwind. But you know what? Our flight isn’t until later tonight. So I’m gonna text her and see if she can meet up with us. I think it would do my heart a lot of good.

Yeah, mine too.


You want to be my head of sanitation?

I know the job. Town obviously has a need.

Oh, here I thought you were enjoying retirement. But, Abraham, do you really want to be my subordinate?

Well, if that means spending more time with you, absolutely.

Oh, yeah, well, you know, I would love that too. But the only thing I’d be concerned about is it’ll be viewed as nepotism. [soft dramatic music]

Is that you’re really concerned about?


Well, what does that mean?

It means I get the feeling that you really don’t want me working for you.


Lucas, I just spent months fighting to get you home. And now you’re going to pack up and go to Phoenix?

You know I want to– I want to go to Phoenix to be with Will and Allie. You know that. And you know that I miss my grandkids. You know I miss my kids, and I just have to make amends for what I did to Sammy. You know, I’m surprised that they’re even speaking to me at all.

What do you mean? Of course they’re speaking to you. They know exactly what their mother did, how she tormented you. I mean, basically, she drove you to do what you did. Of course, she doesn’t beat herself up. You know, she always gets a pass.

Oh, two wrongs don’t make a right, doesn’t justify my behavior.

[sighs] That’s true. I mean, I can’t just blame Sammy, I guess. There’s someone else I could blame, though.

Who?

You’re looking at her. [mellow country music playing]

Oh, yeah, sure. Let’s blame Mommy. That’s original.

I’m not blaming you.

Then what are you doing? Oh, I get it. You came all the way here to make me feel guilty. Well, that was a waste of time and good gas money.

Listen to me, Mother. The last time I was here, you told me I was an utterly worthless human being whom no one could ever love.

Well, and you agreed with me.

Because you gaslit me my entire life. Do you remember telling me that I had the voice of an angel, that I was destined, destined for stardom?

What are you talking about?

Of course you don’t remember. I entered a talent show at school. And in front of the entire auditorium, I’m singing my little heart out thinking that, because of you, that I’m a younger, cuter Billy Joel, the piano boy, as you put it.

Oh. [laughs] The piano boy. I have no memory of this.

Not surprising. Then right in the middle of “New York State of Mind,” I see pens, pencils, all sorts of things being hurled my way on stage because, it turns out, I cannot sing worth a lick. You lied to me.

Oh! Oh, kiddo. If that actually happened– [sighs] And I’m highly skeptical, maybe it was good for you. You know, character building. You know, I read about someone who was mercilessly bullied, Gene Hackman. Look how he turned out.

I am not going to sit here and take any of this. Do you hear me? I am going to say what I came here to say, and you are going to listen to me. [tense music]


You expect me to sit here and listen to your whining and moaning and blaming all of your inadequacies on me? Tell me, Leo, how many times have you come to visit your mother in all of these years? Twice. Not even so much as a birthday card.

You don’t like birthday cards.

Not the mushy, gushy ones.

You don’t like the funny ones either.

Anything would have been better than nothing. You selfish little ingrate. And now you show up once in a blue moon and, of course, it’s all about you and your imaginary childhood traumas.

I didn’t imagine it, any of it. The way I feel and what I’ve been through has meaning. I have meaning.

I don’t want to hear it! Guard!

I am not worthless. I am not unlovable. I am Leo Stark.

Oh, God! Here we go again.

I am Matthew Cooper. I am whoever you wanted me to be. My whole life, I did as you said, because all little Matty ever craved was your love. And it has taken me this long to realize there was nothing I could do or be that was ever enough for you.

Yada, yada, yada.

Nobody was ever enough for you. That’s why you had no friends. The people you thought were your friends, you just used them and manipulated them to get what you wanted, just like you did with your own son.

Oh, God, the self-pity.

You let me believe that I was John Black’s son just so you could get your hands on him. Did it ever occur to you how that might have affected me? He was the closest thing I ever had to a parent, to someone who loved me for who I was. And then when all was said and done, he hated me too.

[screams] Guard, take me back to my cell, please!

But I learned a lot from you, Mother– to lie, to cheat, to hide who I really was, to keep everything superficial and betray the few people who truly cared about me. But most of all, I learned that you never should have been a mother in the first place.


Not to a dead loss like you. May I see that? Please?

My script?

Your script. Yeah. Yeah, your script. [moans] [wails]


How is it your fault that I went crazy and kidnapped my ex?

Well, maybe it’s in your DNA. You know, I– I’ve been thinking about Philip and the extremes that he went to to hold on to Chloe. And I’m thinking maybe you both could have inherited this particular form of madness from me.

But you never did anything like that. You never did anything like what Philip and I did.

No, not for a man. But for my kids, I certainly did.

Mom, you’re protective and you’re overbearing, that’s true. But you’re fiercely loyal, and you’ve always been there for us. That’s all that matters.

You have always done the same for your kids.

That’s right. That’s why I have to see them now. You know, I miss them very much.

And they miss you. I know they do because every time I talk to them, they ask about you. They really do miss you a lot. And you know I’m gonna give you my blessing to go to Arizona and see them as long as you promise to come back.

I will.

Again.

[clears throat]

I’m gonna miss you. I missed you so much. [sighs] I am so grateful that you’re free.

I am beyond grateful. I will never take my freedom for granted again. [mellow country music]


What is it?

I want you to have this. [chuckles] I have tried everything known to man to open it. I have failed. And I got to thinking about Jennifer. Well, she spent her teenage years in this house. She was so close to Alice and Tom, her grandparents. And, well, she’s a clever girl. So maybe she has the magic touch.

She just may.

So will you take it to her?

I will.

[chuckles] Don’t drop it.

Oh, precious cargo. I got it.

Yeah. Oh, Jack, you’re the precious cargo. You mean so much to all of us. Please come back soon, will you?

I will.

And bring Jennifer.

I certainly will.

[laughs] [somber music]

Buh-bye.

Love you.

Love you too. Chad, I love you both.

We love you. And give our love to Jennifer, please.


Jeez, I thought you were about to tell him.

I’m not gonna tell him anything. Besides, I don’t really have anything to say, not yet.

I know. I really hoped that we were going to have some good news before he left. But, you know, now I wonder if we’re ever gonna know at all.


You’re right. You’re right, Abraham. I don’t love the idea of you being my new head of sanitation. But it’s not for the reason you think.

Why?

Well, you’re vastly overqualified for the job. You know that. But that’s not why. I would love to work alongside you, Abraham. The keyword being “alongside,” as equals. I–I don’t want to be your boss.

Oh, I understand.

Really? Really?

Yeah. I mean, the last thing I want to do is make you uncomfortable.

Oh. [laughs] Oh. I appreciate that. [laughs] Oh, and, you know, something else will come along. You’ll see.

Well, I’ll be patient.

Mm-hmm. [chuckles] Hey, oh, too bad you don’t have the skillset to take over a certain bakery that I have up for lease. Ha.

Well, maybe– maybe Chanel could give me a crash course.

Yeah, yeah, but, you know, it’ll have to be by Zoom, unfortunately.

[chuckles] [gentle music]


Are you okay?

[sighs] Well, I thought I was. I thought I was at peace with leaving everything behind.

You’re not, though.

Not what?

You’re not leaving everything behind. You’re gonna– you’re gonna open up a Sweet Bits in California. You can start with an LA location, and then you can branch off into–

I know, I know, but it’s not that. It’s–[sighs]

Then what is it?

Well, it’s just that I– I really convinced myself that everything was gonna be okay with our baby, even though I knew that there could be risks and even though, you know, everyone tried gently to tell me that I was being naive.


Chanel, are you saying that you’ve changed your mind about the pregnancy?


It’s just that it suddenly just feels so real. You know? And we weren’t planning to start a family this soon. And I just–like what if I’m not ready to be a mother? Felicity! Hi.

Hi, Chanel. Hi, Johnny.

Hi.

Are you okay, Chanel?

Yeah, yeah. I’m fine. Thank you for asking.

Are you sure?

Well, I guess I’m just– I’m having mixed emotions. You know, part of me is feeling really excited to be moving to California, and then another part of me is just feeling really sad to leave Salem.

I’m sad too. I’m going to miss you a lot.

I’m going to miss you too, Felicity.

Will you write to me?

Yeah, of course I will.

You promise?

I promise.

I love you, Chanel.

I love you too, Felicity. [tender music]


Ah. You know, Sweet Bits is a special place. I’m gonna miss it.

Me too. But I plan on being the first customer in line at the LA location as soon as Chanel opens it. [chuckles] Oh, my stomach is growling just thinking about it.

Oh, you know what? Speaking of that, I thought that I would swing by the pub and pick up some takeout.

Oh, well, could you pick up something for Chanel and Johnny too?

Oh, of course. Chanel still on that cheeseburger and extra pickles kick?

At least this week. Who knows what’s next? [laughs] Oh, Abe, I am gonna miss that child. Oh. Johnny too.

[chuckles] Well, at least we’re going to have each other close by and right here, same apartment.

Thank God for that.

[laughs] [tender music]


You’re not giving up, are you?

I’m just–just frustrated. I mean, you know, I can’t believe they shipped Clyde off so fast, you know, before I could even talk to him. It just–

I know. Rafe said he wanted to talk to Clyde too, some of the information he thought he might have about getting Gabi out of jail. Well, do you think Rafe could intercede for you?

Oh, the feds already know that Clyde could have information on a missing person. They said no exceptions. Look, Julie, I know that there’s such a slim chance that Abigail could be alive. But I mean, now that Clyde gave us this information, I just– I can’t rest until I get some answers.

Of course not. I feel exactly the same way. I’m with you in this all the way.

I know. So… I mean, if we’re gonna find out who this woman in this video is–

Yeah. We’re gonna have to do it without the help of the big jailbird.

Yeah.

What sanctimonious psychobabble. I am not to blame for your degenerate lifestyle. It is not my fault you are the way you are.

What do you mean by that, Mother? Gay?

Single, friendless, disloyal, unloving, unloved. I miss anything?

No, that covers it.

And if that quack, Marlena Evans, think you were going to fix all of your problems by filling me with guilt, then you have wasted a lot of money on your therapy, not to mention my time. [tense music]

I came here to get some things off my chest. This was for me, not you.

Did it work? Feel better?


There’s only one other time I can recall where I poured my heart out to you. Do you remember?

Why would I want to?

It was the first time Dad hit me. I had gotten a B on some exam. And the irony was he never even looked at my grades, let alone cared about them. But for some reason, that B really pissed him off. [soft dramatic music]


He hit me so hard.


I begged you to make him stop. And do you remember what you said to me? You told me to suck it up, to be a man. So that’s what I did. Nine years old. I didn’t say a word.


And when I finally killed him to protect both of us, you blamed me for all of it. He was the villain. You were the villain.


You were my mother. You were supposed to protect me. That was your job, your one job. And you didn’t do it. You never did it. [breathes sharply] [sighs]


Are you gonna say anything?

I am at a loss, actually. And bored, if you must know.

[sighs] I guess it was expecting too much to hear you say “I’m sorry” or “I wish things were different.” Certainly shouldn’t have expected an “I love you.”

The next time you decide to come visit, just don’t.


I won’t.


I have something for you.

Oh, okay.

My big brother gave this for me when I was little. And it’s my favorite stuffed animal.

Oh, sweetheart, I can’t. I can’t take that.

Yes, you can. It’s time for it to have a new home.

Are you sure?

I want your baby to have it.


Just promise that you’ll take care of it.

We will.

Yes. And we promise that he or she will too.

Well, okay, I have to go home now. Bye, Chanel. Bye, Johnny.

Bye, Felicity. [gentle music] We will talk very soon, okay?

Please.

Bye.


I forgot I told her that we were having a baby.

Well, it was very sweet of her to give this to you.

Oh, Johnny.

What?

Sometimes, I feel like I– I forced this on you, you know, going through with this– this pregnancy.

Whoa, what? No, you did not force anything on me, okay?

Yeah, but when I decided that I wanted to have the baby, I didn’t really leave any room for disagreement.

Okay, look, I will admit it took me a little while to warm up to the idea. But now that I’ve seen those ultrasound pictures, I am completely on board. Okay?

And the test results, they didn’t change anything for you?

No. Not at all. Did they–[clears throat] Did they change anything for you?

No, no. It’s just I– I’ve been thinking, you know, a child can be born perfectly healthy and you still never know what could happen down the road.

Right.

Like take Theo, for example. You know, Abe and Lexie, I’m sure that they were so worried when they found out that he was autistic. But look at him, he’s just a wonderful guy. And Felicity, she’s an amazing person. And her family, they’re so blessed to have her.

And so are we– blessed to have each other and to have this baby on the way.

Yeah.

I love you, Johnny.

I love you too. And I promise you that whatever life throws at us, we will get through together.


I’ve watched this video a thousand times– sped up, slowed down, zoomed in, zoomed out. And still, I just, you know, I go back and forth between definitely Abigail’s alive and– and, you know, she’s definitely not alive. There’s no possible way she could be alive. [doorbell rings]

Doorbell. I’ll get it. I’ll get it.

Oh. [laughs] Look, look, look, look, look, look.

Hey.

Hey, man. What are you doing?

Ah, you know, hanging out.

[laughs] Big news. Drum roll. The rest of his sentence has been officially commuted.

What?

Yeah.

What?

Yeah.

[grunts] Congratulations.

Thanks, man. I appreciate it. I appreciate it. I just actually came to say goodbye.

Goodbye?

Yeah. I got to get to Phoenix. I got to check in on Will and Ali. It won’t be for that long.

Well, I hope not.

No, no, no.

Okay, well, the kids are gonna be thrilled to see you.

Yeah.

Man, I’m so happy.

Thanks, dude. What’s going on here? What do you guys got?

It’s all right. It’s all right, as long as he doesn’t tell Jack or Jennifer.

Yeah. You got to keep it quiet.

Yeah, I won’t say anything to anybody. Just tell me what’s going on. [suspenseful music]

There’s a video. It might possibly be proof that… Abigail is still alive.


Oh, wait until Dr. Evans gets a load of that Hindenburg disaster of a visit. Oh, that’s right, she doesn’t take walk-ins. [sighs] [soft dramatic music] [phone beeps] Hi. This is Leo Stark. I need to see Dr. Evans ASAP. Tomorrow? No, no, I’m here now. This is an emergency. No, I’m not thinking of harming myself. This is about my sociopathic nightmare of– Okay. Okay. I will be here tomorrow. [phone beeps] [soft dramatic music] “The next time you want to come and visit me, just don’t.”


I won’t. I won’t come visit you again, Mother. In fact, I never want to see you again. In fact, you can burn in– oh, no, no, you can’t… because you’re my mother.


And as sad–as sad as it is, I still want you to love me. I want that so bad. [crying]


Hey, are you okay?

So what do you think?

I think Clyde’s playing mind games with you. I just don’t see, you know, how this– this video shows that this is Abigail. I really don’t. But I know you need to find out your own truth, you know. So you think about having the photos enhanced anyway?

That’s what I was gonna do next.

All right. I mean, we all wish that it were true. We all wish that this could be Abigail, but–

We all wish it, more than anything in the world. [somber music]


Hello, Kate.

Hey. Hi, Abe. You’re here for breakfast?

No, no. I’m here to pick up takeout for Chanel and Johnny. They are leaving town later today.

Really? I don’t know, I think that’s going around. So is Lucas. I mean, he’s leaving town. He’s going to go to Arizona and visit Will and Ari.

Oh, they’re living there now?

Yeah. Yeah. I mean, he says he’s coming back, you know. But in a way, I think maybe the universe is trying to give me a heads up that I need to stop obsessing over my children and get on with my life. Maybe even get a job.

[laughs] You know, there’s a lot of that going on. I–I had a similar thought earlier.

Yeah?

Mm.

We used to have a lot of fun working in that Mayor’s Office, didn’t we? You know, do you ever think about going into business again, maybe partnering up?

What kind of business?

I don’t know. I haven’t really– really haven’t thought about that yet.

Well, when you do, let me know.

You can be sure I will. Anyway, I’m gonna put an order in because we don’t want to keep a pregnant woman waiting, do we?

[chuckles]

So how was the appointment?

It was–

Everything’s fine.

Oh. Well, I’m glad to hear that. Oh, give me a hug. Give me a hug, you two. Oh. Oh, and you know what? I hope you brought your appetites with you because I just sent Abraham on a mission to the pub. He’ll be back any minute.

Well, I must be hungry because my stomach is growling.

[chuckles] Oh.

Are you okay?

What’s wrong? What’s wrong, baby?

Yeah. Yeah, I’m fine. I just–[winces] Ahh!

Oh! [dramatic music]

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[soft music]

I’d say that meal was a success.

Are you saying that because what we ordered was delicious or because we got through it without a mention of Nicole or Jude?

[tense music]

Mmm.

Mmm. Can I try another bite of yours?

Of course.

Wait.

There we go.

Let me get this down.

Yes, we don’t want to mix.

[chuckles] Mmm. Mmm! That’s delicious. You want to trade?

Mm. No, thank you.

[gasps]

No.

What, you don’t like my cookie dough?

It’s not that I don’t like it. I just prefer the nuance of a dark chocolate to raw globs of dough.

[gasps] Are you saying I can’t appreciate nuance because of my lower class tastebuds?

No, I–that was not–ah, ah–

Hm? Huh? Huh? [laughs] I’m just kidding. Your snobby-ness is part of your charm. [cell phone beeps] Mm. [groans]

What is it?

I just thought Holly would post pictures from prom night tonight.

Probably having too much fun to worry about her phone.

Yeah. You know, I was really nervous about letting her go tonight, but I’m really glad I did. I just hope she’s having the time of her life.

It’s so weird, isn’t it? Just finally being able to be with each other without looking over our shoulders for more than two minutes.

I don’t want it to end.

Me neither. I want it to last forever.

So do I. Hey, we’re gonna figure something out, I promise. Okay? But until then, let’s just enjoy this, okay, right here, right now. [tender music]


[lock beeps, door opens]

[gasps] Aha!

Mom, Dad, what are you guys doing here?

Oh, really, Tate? I was just about to ask you the same thing. [dramatic music]


[soft music]

It’s pretty nice, huh?


I know Theresa’s not the person you’d choose for me. In fact, she’s probably last on your list. But I do hope that you’d be happy knowing that I’m happy.

[clears throat] What are you two talking about?


Harris. You’re back.

Yeah. But not for long. [soft orchestration] announcer: Like sands through the hourglass, so are the “Days of Our Lives.”


Wh-where are you off to?

I’m leaving Salem. [soft dramatic music]

Leaving? Uh, moving away?

[sighs] Look, Ava–

I–you know–you know what? [chuckles] You don’t have to explain. Yeah, you know, I–I get it. I get it.


You know, we kind of left things up in the air in– in Montana, and it’s not like I was counting on us having a future together, you know, after all the stuff I did, the lies that I told and everything.

It’s not like I’m innocent.

You know, things don’t have to be weird between us if you don’t want to be together. I mean, you certainly don’t have to move out of town because of me.

It’s–it’s not because of you. It’s because of Hope.


I should bring Jude upstairs.

Oh, worried that he’ll steal some of your ice cream while you’re not looking?

Well, that depends. Will he inherit my peasant taste or your sophisticated palate?

I’m sure it will be a perfect combo of the two of us.

I don’t know. I’m not sure if I’ve seen any DiMera in him at this point. You know, he sleeps well. He’s got a good disposition.

As long as he’s happy and healthy.

Oh, stop. You’re telling me you don’t want him to be just like his father? I’m sure you already bought him a little suit and a briefcase.

[chuckles] [tense music]

Oh, I’m– I’m sorry, was that insulting?

No, no, it-it’s– it’s not that. It’s just… There’s something that I haven’t told you. It’s about Eric.


I know you’re worried about me, Mom. But I’m okay, I promise.

You know that John and I will do anything at all to help you. You know that?

Yeah. And that means a lot to me. Listen, how long is John out of town for?

Uh, I don’t have an exact answer for that.

Is it a case for Black Patch?

No. No, it’s not.

Is everything okay?

[sighs] You know that John is still struggling with what he did to Konstantin’s daughter.

John wasn’t in control of what he was doing, right?

Well, that’s true. But–but he still feels responsible. He’s hoping this trip can help him make amends and move past all that.

You know, it’s wonderful that John wants to make amends, like you said, especially now that he knows Konstantin is responsible for Victor’s death.

Sometimes talking to him helps. He’s a good listener.

Yeah, I understand. I talk to him too.

How are you holding up, Maggie?

All right, all things considered.

It’s been a lot to process these last few days.

Yeah.

The idea that the man who killed my father was living under this roof, and he had you convinced that he was Victor’s friend…

I made a terrible mistake letting Konstantin into our home. So I have no one to blame but myself.

No, no, that’s not what I meant at all. I’m not blaming you, Maggie. He had us all fooled. Nobody knew who Konstantin really was.

[sighs]

I knew it. I knew I would find you here.

How did you even get in?

I told the man at the front desk that I was a concerned mother, and he gave me a key. You were about to have sex, weren’t you?

No, Mom, come on!

Ms. Donovan, that’s not why we came here–

I am talking to my son.

Mom, Holly’s right. We just came here to spend some time alone together, which we could have done at the prom if you two had have been there trying to keep us apart–

No, no, no, no, no, no, no. Do not turn this around on me. You lied to my face about being sick.

Yes, because you wouldn’t have listened.

Listen to what, your lies? Man. Man, I knew–I knew something was going on here. That’s why I kept my eyes on you, Holly.

Wh–you were watching me?

Oh, yeah. I saw you scurry out of the prom a few minutes after Tate left.

I’m sorry, scurry?

Theresa, please–

How long, Tate?

What?

I saw you both in the Kiriakis mansion together the other day. Obviously, you had a plan for tonight. Tell us. How long has this been going on?


Are–are you and Hope, um–

No, no. No. It’s not what you’re thinking. Um, Hope got a lead on Megan Hathaway, and she doesn’t want to leave Bo’s side.

Oh. [sighs] So that’s why she contacted you?

Yeah. She asked if I could do her a favor and follow up on that lead.

Okay, makes sense, I mean, after everything that Megan did to you.

Yeah, there’s nothing more that I want to see Megan Hathaway locked away forever.

Yeah. Of course, you know, you– you got to see that through, right? [soft dramatic music] Harris, what does that mean for us?


You may not have known that Konstantin murdered Victor, but you figured out he was up to no good.

It took a minute, but yes.

And you came up with a whole plan, and you put it into motion to stop him.

With Steve and John’s help.


Maggie, I really wish you trusted me with that secret. You lied to me over and over again. You came up with the whole story about Konstantin needing an office at Titan. Did you even consider bringing me into it?

Honestly, no. Alex, it’s been a long time since you and I have been on the same side.

I know. That’s fair. But I think maybe it’s time we change that.


Hey, do not even bother denying it. It’s obvious that this has been going on for a while now.

Okay. Yeah. This isn’t the first time, but it’s only because we felt like we had no choice. You have been completely unreasonable.

I’ve been unreasonable? What? You’ve been sneaking out, going to hotel rooms with her! I mean, honestly, how many times have you lied to us, Tate?

You want to talk about honesty? Y-you said you knew something was going on, right? Why not just talk to me instead of spying on us and busting down the door like Homeland Security?

Because I wanted to see how far you would go.

Okay, all right. Yeah, that makes sense.

Yeah, it does. I-I just hoped that maybe, maybe you would make the right decision, you know, maybe come to your senses. But no, I guess that’s just too much to ask.

Dad, can you say something here?

Son, I don’t–I don’t know what you want me to say. I mean, you did lie to us.

Oh, no offense, but what were we supposed to do?

What were you supposed to do, sweetheart? Maybe go to prom with your actual dates.

You know what? I’m gonna call myself a car.

No. I’m gonna drive you home.

No. No.

Yes. Yes. I want to make sure she gets home.

No, you don’t. You want to make sure she stays in lockdown.

I can get home perfectly fine. I have the app on my phone.

We’re not– we’re not just gonna let you be here alone together. And Nicole needs to know what’s going on.

Oh, my God, this is so unfair.

Come on, Holly, let’s go.


[snapping fingers] Come on. Let’s go. Out.

Hey!

How did Konstantin pull this off? I mean, how did he have so many people fooled?

Because he’s a very bad man, and I’m not sorry that he’s dead. The thing is that his– his daughter is the innocent one in all this.

And how is John planning to make amends?

Well, he’ll go to her graveside and–and… offer up some flowers. I know that’s mostly symbolic, but hopefully, that will begin to relieve some of the guilt that he’s been through all this time.

You want to tell me something about Eric?

[sighs] Yes.

Okay. Well, what is it?

The truth is, I saw the two of you in the foyer the night that you had that terrible argument with Holly.

The night I went to the bar to drown my sorrows?

Right. And Eric brought you home. [tense music]

And you saw us in there?


I saw you kiss him.

EJ, why didn’t you say something?

I don’t know. I suppose I wanted to pretend it didn’t happen. I mention it now because… Because I don’t want there to be anything between us. I love you so much. And there’s a part of me that’s always scared that I’m going to lose you.

EJ, why would you think you would lose me?


I, uh–I don’t know how long it’s gonna take to find Megan, you know, but I can’t– I can’t ask you to wait for me. [soft dramatic music]

Would you want me to wait for you?

Ava. [sighs] You know, when we first met, I wasn’t expecting to… to make this connection with you. But I did. You know, and after everything that happened with Hope, I just–I just wanted a simple life.

[chuckles] And all I did was… [laughs] Make your life a thousand times more complicated, huh?

Well, you’re anything but simple.

[laughs]

And I don’t, you know, condone all the choices you made, but I do– I do understand them.

Really?

Of course. I mean, in the position you were in, it probably seemed that none of the options were good ones.


So it’s not a deal-breaker?

No. I care for you. You mean a lot to me. But in order to get past these– I guess these trust issues, it would just take a lot of time– time to work on it, time to work on us. And just right now, I don’t– I just can’t– I can’t commit to that. I hope you understand.

Yeah, I do. So this really is goodbye then.


I know we have had some disagreements when it comes to the company.

[chuckles] We disagreed about almost everything.

True. But that’s just business, Maggie.

We both know it’s been more than just business. It’s gotten pretty personal.

You’re right. And I’m sorry for the part that I played in that. But at the end of the day, we are family. We are family, and we are connected through Victor. And I really don’t think he wants us at each other’s throats.

No. He wouldn’t.


I’ve been thinking about him a lot lately.

Because of Konstantin?

And what you said to me a few weeks ago about being Victor’s son. It’s more than just wealth and power. It’s about living up to his legacy and doing what makes him proud.

So you were listening?

Of course I was listening. I was just too stubborn to let you know.

I’m pretty stubborn myself.

[chuckles] Yeah, I hadn’t noticed that.

[laughs]

So for Victor’s sake, can we please bury this hatchet?

I think we already have.


Mmm.

Oh. I’m not sure I want to eat this.

Mom, it’s so good.

Oh, of course it is. I-I know that, but, you know, with Johnny and Chanel moving to California and Sweet Bits closing, I– well, I guess I just want to savor every last morsel.

Well, how about I just have Chanel, like, bake you a cake and overnight it to you every now and then?

[laughing] That’s an idea. I like that. O-oh.

Hey.

Hi–oh, hi, there. You’re h-home early.

Yeah, you guys want some cake?

No, I think we’re gonna pass on that. [tense music]

Is everything all right? Ooh. Did something happen at the dance?

Why don’t you ask him?


EJ, you are not going to lose me. Sweetheart, look at me, please. I made a mistake. Believe me, Eric is in the past. I mean, yes, we’re friends, but… you are my husband, and I love you and only you. And we have our beautiful son as a product of our love. [tense music] And the family connection is all that matters to me, what you and I have together.


Ahem! Yeah, sorry to interrupt. I brought your daughter home.


I-I can’t say when I’m gonna be back. I told Rafe that I was taking an indefinite leave from the force.

So, um… [clears throat] I guess you’re taking everything with you, all your belongings and everything?

It’s, uh, not much to take. [both chuckle] [soft music]


I don’t really know how to say goodbye.

Me neither.


Maybe we just–

I haven’t seen Theresa today. How’s she doing?

She’s doing okay.

It must have been terrifying when Konstantin took her hostage.

Yeah, for both of us. Obviously, she’s shaken up, but, um, she’s hanging in there.

I’m glad she has you in her life. And it seems like you two have gotten pretty close.

Yeah. We definitely have. It’s part of what I was talking about before. You know, I finally am figuring out who I want to be, who I want to be with.

Good for you. You know, um, I’m very fond of Theresa.

She also feels the same way about you.

She’s had her issues, Lord knows. But despite her mistakes, she, uh– she’s determined to make herself a better person. From what I’ve seen, her efforts are paying off.

I’m glad to hear you say that. I think so too.

Mom is totally out of control. I mean, I don’t know, maybe she’s overcompensating for her own mess of a life.

Tate, that– whoa, that’s not fair.

Fair? Fair? You want to talk about fair? You–you didn’t even give Holly and me a chance to explain. Does–does that sound fair to you, Grandma?

I think your parents did what they thought was best.

[scoffs] Okay. And you, what about you, Uncle Eric? Do you care to comment on this?

No. Not my place to say, but it does sound like a tough situation.

A tough situation. You know, it was like being raided by a SWAT team.

It was not my intent to bust in on you like that, Tate.

Oh, okay. So–so it was what, Mom’s idea? And you just went along with it, is that it?

She was worried about you. I was worried about you. And given your history with Holly and the trouble that she’s caused–

Dad, I told you, we were just there to hang out and talk. That’s it. And then Mom busted in there like a deranged person and pretty much called Holly a slut.

She didn’t say that at all.

Do you have any idea how humiliating this was for her? Do you know?

Where are Holly and Theresa?

Mom practically dragged her out of there by her hair to take her home. And now I’m sure she’s gonna totally trash and embarrass her in front of her mom and EJ. [scoffs]

What the hell is going on here?

Well, in a nutshell, Brady and I just caught Tate and Holly hooking up in a hotel room.

What?

No, we weren’t hooking up. Mom, I swear, we weren’t doing anything wrong.

Wait, I-I thought you were at the prom with Aaron.

Yeah, that was just a cover, just like how my son Tate was going with this delightful girl named Sophia, and they ditched their dates and ran off to the Salem Inn together.

Is that true?

No, it–it wasn’t like that.

Oh, really? Did I not just catch you in a hotel room with my son?

O-okay, okay. Thank you for bringing her home. I would like to speak to my daughter alone.

[scoffs] That’s it?

It’s a family matter.

Wow. Just gonna sweep things under the rug, huh? Always making excuses for her. You know what? This is all your fault.

My fault?

If you had not un-grounded your delinquent of a daughter…

Uh, excuse me?

Watch it, Theresa.

My son would have stayed at the prom like he was supposed to, instead of running off and taking part in some sex-capade.

[scoffs] A what?

Watch the way you speak to my daughter.

Wow, and you’re still defending her. I mean, how blind do you have to be? Do you know these two have been running around behind our backs, sneaking around for months? Or maybe you just don’t care if your daughter lies straight to your face. I mean, after all, this is a house full of liars and criminals.

That’s it, Theresa.

Oh, you know what? I’m just getting started.

Oh, the hell you are. Get out of my house.

I need to know…

No, get out before…

That she’s gonna stay…

I have you thrown out!

Away from my son. [baby crying] Stay away from my son.

Out!

Stay away!

Out now! Go!

Do you understand? Away! [baby crying]

[sighs]


[soft melancholy music]


[sniffling]


I’m sorry, Mom. I didn’t mean to wake up the baby.

It’s okay, honey. He fell back asleep. And it’s not your fault. It’s Theresa’s.

She’s crazy. You should have seen the way she barged into that hotel room.

Okay. Please tell me about that. Is it true? I mean, did you really ditch your date to be with Tate?

No, it wasn’t like that. Well, yeah, I mean, okay, yeah, it was kind of like that. But look, I’m sorry. I just never expected you to change your mind about letting me go to prom.

Well, you’re not blaming me too?

No, I–no, I’m not. It’s just, when we thought I was grounded, Tate and I had a different plan to sneak off together.

Oh, good, that makes me feel so much better.

I know, I know, and then things got more screwed up when I had to ask Aaron to go with me.

Honey, what you did to that boy is not right.

[scoffs] Please. Mom, he didn’t even want to go with me. He wanted to go with Tate’s date, Sophia. So we all ended up with the right people in the end.

Nothing about tonight is right. You lied to everyone.

Well, I wish I didn’t have to. I would have loved to have gone with Tate, Mom, but his parents were there watching us like prison guards because they were chaperones.

Okay. So you snuck out to the Salem Inn so you could spend time with Tate?

Yes. Mom, I like him. I really, really like him. And you, out of all people, must understand what it’s like to have feelings for someone when everyone tells you they’re bad for you. [soft music]


Okay, I know that I shouldn’t have lied and snuck around behind your backs.

You know that now. But did you know that an hour ago in that hotel room?

It’s not like we ran off and eloped, Dad.

But, Tate, you– buddy, you disobeyed and you looked into our faces and lied to us. Your mother has a right to be upset.


Couldn’t you guys, like, talk to her? I mean, you–you have to admit that she’s being completely unreasonable here.

I-I’m sorry, this is between you and your parents.

Okay, but what about you, Grandma? Can you just– can you talk to her, like, I don’t know, as a psychiatrist?

Look, I would be glad to talk to any and all of you. But Theresa is your mother.

Okay. That makes sense. So she just– what, she just gets to decide how I live my life and who I get to be with?

Look, if you and Holly want to be accepted as a couple, you’re going to have to prove that you can be trusted.


[sighs]

Hey. How was chaperoning? Did you catch anybody trying to spike the punch bowl?

Well, it was a total disaster.

Oh, no, what happened?

For starters, Brady and I caught Tate and Holly in a hotel room at the Salem Inn. But you know what? I don’t want to talk about it. I just–please just say anything to me to just get my mind off of how awful this night has been. Just cheer me up, please. Just say anything.

Okay. Well, there actually was something I wanted to talk to you about. And I really wanted to wait for the perfect time, but… [tender music]


Oh, my God. Is–is that–

I know the last time you saw this, you really expected me to propose.

Alex, we– we talked about this. It’s okay.

I just wasn’t ready. I didn’t know what I wanted. And to be honest with you, ever since I found out that I am Victor’s son, I haven’t been sure about a lot of things. Who I am, how I fit into this family, what I want in my life.

Are you saying you’ve figured it out now?

I have. And I’m ready.

Are you–are you asking me what I think you’re asking?

I know we’re not standing in front of the Eiffel Tower or on some hot air balloon over wine country, but after the last week that we’ve had, it’s made me realize how much you mean to me. And I want you to know how I feel about you and about us. So, Theresa, would you do me the honor of being Mrs. Alex Kiriakis?


[soft music]


So you’re leaving right now?

I-I think it’s best.

[chuckles] Yeah, I hate long goodbyes too.

Yeah, I’m gonna stop downstairs, and, uh, I’ll tell Roman I’m leaving.


Thank you… for everything.

So I guess, um, this is–

No. No, no, no, not yet.


Look, honey, it’s– it’s been a long night. Why don’t you go upstairs to bed, and we’ll figure this out in the morning. [groans] And, you, please do not turn into a teenager for a long, long time, my sweet angel. [sighs]

Look, it’s been a long night, so I’m gonna hit the hay, all right?

Yeah.

Tate, it’s gonna be all right. We’ll get through it. [soft rock music]


[sighs]


Yes. Yes, I will marry you.


– * I’m pushing up daisies * * In my heart today * * Say what’s so bad about sleeping with the fishies * * I’m pushing up daisies * * I’m in the dark today * [cell phone beeps] * Six feet under sounds pretty cozy ** I put on some makeup * * To cover up the cracks * * The fairest in the mirror * * Just doesn’t need the luxury of looking back * * And I’ll take, take, take * * All that you’ve got * * You can bend me or break me * * Just promise that you’ll never stop * * Yes, I’ll take, take, take * * All that you are * * I want you to persuade me * * This game that we’re playing is love * * I’m pushing up daisies * * Falling apart today * * So call the doctor up and put an order in * * For times like these * * I’m pushing up daisies * * In my heart today *

Is there anything I can do?

[sighs] Honey, I’m– I’m sorry I wasn’t honest with you about Eric. But let’s just not keep any more secrets from each other, okay?

No more secrets.

Promise?

Promise.

* Take, take all that you’ve got * * I want you to persuade me * * This game that we’re playing is love * * So quiet now, I’ve made the bed * * Let’s go to sleep * * This world is cold, but you and I can now be free * * Immaterial, your body moves like a dream * * I can still feel you here * * And I’ll take, take, take * * All that you’ve got * * You can bend me or break me * * Just promise that you’ll never stop * * Yes, I’ll take, take, take * * All that you are * * I want you to persuade me * * This game that we’re playing is love * * I’m pushing up daisies * * In my heart today *

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Days Opinions For The Week Of June 17, 2024

Opinion Article

 

by Michele & Cheryl

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Why would EJ be dumb enough to put Jude’s genetic test in the safe at the DiMera mansion? He should have known Kristen, Stefan, and anyone else who lives in the mansion would have opened the safe. Did he really think he was the only one who would go in there? We understand Stefan had to have a way to blackmail EJ, but that didn’t make sense. EJ wouldn’t have been careless enough to put the results in a place where anyone could find it.

It could be just us, but we are sick of seeing Theresa get away with her scheme. It’s beyond time for her to get exposed for her scheme. We are also sick of Alex walking around like he’s the man because he thinks he’s Victor’s son. He needs to be knocked off his high horse. The writers are taking too long to expose that Xander is Victor’s son. We can’t wait to see the look on Alex’s face when he finds out he isn’t Victor’s son. It will also be great to see Theresa’s face when she’s exposed for her plan.

Thumbs up to the writers for acknowledging Juneteenth. It’s good that they acknowledge the holiday. The other soap operas ignore the holiday, but Days always take the time to acknowledge it. With Abe and Paulina’s anniversary being that day, it’s an extra way for the show to acknowledge the day. The other soaps need to do the same especially since they have African Americans on their shows.

Speaking of Juneteenth, what are the odds that the high school prom would be the same day? Most proms are in May or early June. They aren’t usually near the end of the month especially since kids should be getting out of high school by then. We know the writers think we all want to see the prom, but they should have gotten the time right for it.

We loved hearing Tate rip into Theresa for hurting Brady. She needed to hear about what she did to Brady. Tate had us cheering him on when he told her that she only cares about herself. He was right on the money about that because all she does is think about what she wants. When she tried to use what Konstantin did to her to let her off the hook, Tate didn’t fall for it. He walked away from her.

How did Leo know what happened during Konstantin and Maggie’s wedding when he wasn’t there? When he ran into Theresa, he asked her about Konstantin holding her hostage. Leo also knew Konstantin said there was an enemy in the midst. Since Leo wasn’t at the wedding, he shouldn’t know what was said. It wasn’t likely they had all that information online.

The writers missed the mark when they had Jack in Salem. He went to see Chad and Julie at the Horton house, yet he didn’t take the time to see Steve. You would think Jack would have taken the time to see his brother while he was in Salem. Steve is his family too. We know Jack isn’t staying on the show long, but they could have had him talking to Steve.

Why didn’t Paulina invite Johnny’s family to the going away party? Johnny has family members in town so she could have invited them to the wedding. It’s not like she doesn’t know who his family is so there’s no reason why she didn’t invite them. Johnny shouldn’t have had to invite EJ to the party. Did Paulina think Johnny’s family wouldn’t have come to send him and Chanel off.

 

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Days Nitpicks & Flubs For The Week Of June 17, 2024

Nitpicks & Flubs

 

by Michele & Cheryl

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Monday

-Who reported the story about Konstantin online? The only one who could have reported it was Xander and he wouldn’t have put that story online.

-Paulina could be heard talking to herself while Alex and Theresa were shown.

-Stefan could be heard talking to himself while Nicole was shown.

-Eric could be heard talking to Nicole while Stefan was shown.

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

-Nicole could be heard talking to Eric while EJ was shown.

Tuesday

-Bonnie didn’t hear Theresa telling Victor’s painting that Alex wasn’t his son, but she heard her saying Xander deserved to be screwed. As loud as Theresa was talking Bonnie should have heard the entire conversation.

-Chad could be heard talking to Clyde’s picture while Xander was shown.

-Chad could be heard talking to Julie while Bonnie was shown.

-Maggie could be heard talking while Julie and Chad were shown.

-Alex could be heard talking to Marlena while Xander was shown.

-Leo wasn’t at Maggie and Konstantin’s wedding so how did he know Konstantin said before he died?

-Maggie cried without any tears.

Wednesday

-The music playing in Chanel’s scene could be heard while Paulina was shown.

-EJ could be heard walking while Chanel and Lani were shown hugging.

-Chad could be heard talking to Julie while Johnny, EJ, and Stefan were shown.

-Paulina could be heard talking to Eli while Johnny was shown.

-Why didn’t Paulina invite more members of Johnny’s family to the going away party? She could have invited Marlena, Roman, Kayla, and Steve to the party.

Thursday

-Nicole could be heard talking to Dr. Greene while EJ was shown.

-Holly could be heard talking to Tate on the phone while Theresa was shown.

-Holly didn’t hear Stefan blackmailing EJ even though the door was open, and they were talking loudly.

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

-While Tate and Aaron were talking about Sophia, Aaron didn’t see Sophia eavesdropping on their conversation.

-Tate could be heard talking to Brady while Stefan and EJ were shown.

Friday

-Why would Alex be running at night?

-When Alex wanted something to drink, he asked Leo for his water. Why couldn’t he order his own drink?

-Holly could be heard talking to Aaron while Brady was shown.

-Roman could be heard talking to Kayla while Steve was shown.

 

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THIS STILL NEEDS EXTENSIVE EDITING!

[dramatic music]

You better buckle up, Mom, because I have a lot to say to you. And you are going to sit there, and you’re gonna listen.


Now, don’t give me that look. That is the same look you gave me when I knocked over your mai tai at that honeymoon resort in the Poconos. And while we’re on the subject, what kind of mother leaves their eight-year-old son alone in a heart-shaped Jacuzzi with a pack of smokes and a flamingo pool float?


I remember what you said to me when you left: “Toodle-oo, dear.”


You have no idea how prune-y my little fingers got.


[breathes deeply] Why am I telling you all this? Because for once, I am advocating for myself. I am not worthless. I am not unlovable. And you never should have–

You gonna drink that? [panting] [quirky music] [upbeat music]


Come on. Come on, how could Holly and Tate be “up to something”? I mean, Holly just found out that she was going to the prom, like, two seconds ago.

Yeah, well, that was two seconds ago. You know what? When we were back at the house taking pictures, that little Sophia girl came up to me and she told me that she heard Tate talking to Aaron about a secret plan, and I’m sure that was Holly’s idea.

Mm-hmm, and you just think that there’s something–

Oh, no, no, no, no, I don’t think, Brady. I know. Our son Tate and Holly are sneaking out tonight to be together.


[both sigh]


OK, who hired this DJ?

Yeah, yeah, I know. He played at my cousin’s wedding. They got, like, a divorce two months after.

Yeah, can’t say I’m surprised. He’s lame.

You know what’s lame? Standing here, complaining around the punch bowl when everyone else is actually having fun.

Come on. Let’s dance.


[crickets chirping] – Hey, man. You know, it’s one thing to get doctor’s orders from my wife, but to get them all the way from China? Come on. Yeah. Yeah, I’m following them. Well, most of the time. All right. [knock at door] Hey, hey. Listen, give my best to Wendy. Yeah, I love you too, son. I’ll talk to you soon.

How’s Tripp doing?

Well, he’s doing great. He just told me that he and Wendy are taking a backpacking trip through Thailand and Vietnam next month. He doesn’t miss home. I don’t much blame him.

[chuckles] Ah, to be young and in love.

Yeah.

And how are you?

I’m fine. Doctors say I’m on the mend.

Steve, I’m so sorry this happened. Do you have any idea when you’re getting out of here?

Well, yesterday, if I had my way. And you’d think I’d have some pull, being married to the chief of staff. But, you know, she can be pretty stubborn.

Kayla? No!

[chuckles]

Actually, she’s the reason why I’m here. She said you might be in need of a lawyer. [dramatic music]

Huh.

Well, all right, double cheeseburger, fries, and a milkshake– I’m guessing Steve’s feeling a whole lot better.

Yes, he is. Thank you. Ugh, when I think of what could have happened to him… My “hero complex” husband, you know, that’s exactly why I didn’t want him going off to Montana to help Ava.

Speaking of, my erstwhile new waitress has missed a whole week of shifts.

Well, let’s just hope that Miss Ava Vitali has finally, at long last, said bye-bye– for good this time.

So sorry to disappoint.

[sighs] [light music]


[soft orchestration] announcer: Like sands through the hourglass, so are the “Days of Our Lives.”


[country music]

Ava, I assumed you’d be back after Clyde’s capture.

Yeah, apologies for being out of touch. You know, the cell phone reception was a little spotty in Montana. And then I bought one of those SIM cards when I got to China, but then I lost it.

China?

Yeah. I missed my kid. And I wanted to tell him and Wendy in person that now that Clyde had been arrested that he was no longer a threat to them. I figured that after all they’d been through, they deserved that much.

Well, that was good of you. Yeah. Kay, I’m sure you’re eager to get back to Steve at the hospital, so I’m gonna go put your order in.

Thank you.

Wait, Steve’s in the hospital?

He’s been shot.

Oh, my God. Is he OK?

He will be.

OK. This wasn’t somehow my fault, was it?

No, this wasn’t. But, you know, now that Clyde’s been captured, I’ve hired Steve a lawyer. And I certainly hope that you have a plan in place to cover your own legal mess.


So Kayla told you I might need a lawyer, huh?

But she didn’t tell me why. So how about you fill me in? What’s going on?

You’re hired. Long story short, I broke Clyde Weston out of prison. [dramatic music]

Why in the hell would you do that?


Well, well, look who it is, physical masterpiece reminiscent of Michelangelo’s “David.” Tell me, how long are you alone here in Salem before you have to be shipped back off to Firenze? Let me guess. You forgot your water bottle?

How’d you know?

Is this some kind of practical joke? Because I am not taking the bait, Signor Davide…

Ah.

Which is Italiano for “Mr. David,” in case you’re not a polyglot like I am.

Huh.

So you and your sweaty abs can just get lost.

Leo, I have no idea what you’re going on and on about, but I am thirsty, OK?

Yeah. You’re not the only one. [sighs] [upbeat music]

Hey. Whoa, you want to slow down there? We haven’t even started dancing.

Well, I’m not gonna lie, this prom kind of sucks already.

Hey. Where’s Sophia?

Fixing her hair, I think.

All right. I’ll be right back.


So we having fun yet, time of our lives?

Oh, you’d better take a few steps back, bucko, or your mother might just rip my head off. You know she just warned me to stay the hell away from you.

I’m so sorry that she’s acting this way.

Totally predictable, right?

Yes, unfortunately, which is why I decided that we should go back to the OG plan.

The OG plan?

The one we came up with when we thought your mom wasn’t gonna let you go to the prom.


[coughs] Oh, my God. Honestly, I might pass out from all the vape smoke in that bathroom. [coughs]

How many kids did you bust?

Just some kid with braces who tried to tell me that her vape pen was a flash drive.

Ha! Amateur. I would have gone with the inhaler.

Yeah, right?

Yeah.

God, you know, mostly I’m just really concerned about Sophia. She was bawling her eyes out in the bathroom. How can Holly do that to her best friend?

I don’t know, but she doesn’t look that upset to me, Theresa, at all, so…

Well, maybe she’s pulled it together since then. I mean, I’m telling you, she was crying really hard. Are you saying you don’t believe me?

No. No. What I’m saying is, first you were all up in arms because you thought Holly and Tate were up to something, right? And then Sophia confirmed that they are up to something. But now they’re all hanging out. They’re all still here. Maybe this is just a bunch of teen drama that you should maybe, you know, see your way out of. What do you think?

You know, I would love to say that I am wrong. But I guarantee you, by the end of the night, when it’s just a gym full of balloons and potato chip crumbs and you and me, Tate and that little schemer, they’re gonna get busted big-time. And Holly Jonas, she’s not even gonna know what hit her.


Thank you.

So when I said that you’re not the only one who’s thirsty, well, that was because I had a very similar encounter just yesterday with another Adonis-like creature who, just like you, forgot his water bottle.

Mm.

A doctor, no less.

Mm. Would you look at the time? I got to go.

And as if two Adonis-like studs practically begging me to wet their whistles within a -hour period wasn’t coincidence enough, I also ran into your girlfriend this morning.

Did you?

Mm-hmm. Were your ears burning? We were talking about you.

Mm. Should I be worried?

Well, Lady W was nosing around for a story, I admit. So full disclosure, I said to her, pray tell, Theresa Donovan, how did you bed such an eligible bachelor, one with abs you could use to grate Parmesan cheese?

Mm.

And she answered quite earnestly that from the moment she first met you, sparks were flying before she had the slightest idea you were a Kiriakis heir.

Yeah, well, that is very true. Sparks were flying almost immediately. [light music]

You know, guy like you– tall, dashing, sort of rudimentary sense of humor, which works for you because, unlike moi, you don’t need to be a laugh riot for people to want to jump your bones or even just… give you the time of day– all that is to say, Alex, you can never be too careful.


And what does that mean, Leo?

I mean that people would come out of the woodwork to gobble up even the smallest crumbs of your fortune. But Theresa, she seems legit.


Huh.

Huh, what?

No, it’s just funny. I had a similar conversation with Dr. Evans earlier.

Are you in therapy with Dr. Evans? Samesies.

Are you, really?

Yeah.

Wow.

So tell me, is she helping you?

Seems to be, yeah. Dr. Evans is a great listener. She gets it.

Hmm, maybe there’s hope for me after all.

Wow.

[exhales heavily]

So what do you think? You think we should peek in on them?

No. You want to embarrass him even more in front of his friends? It’s tough enough on the kid, knowing that we’re here chaperoning. [footsteps tapping] Oh, hey. Hey, buddy. How you–how you doing?

[sighs]

Having a good time?

I was, and then I just– I’m not feeling well all the sudden.

Oh! Well, that’s strange, ’cause looked like you were feeling fine a minute ago.

I just got this headache, came out of nowhere. It got me.

Headache, huh? Well, I have ibuprofen in my purse. I can give it to you.

No, it’s fine. I feel like I should just go home, you know, chill out for a bit.

Oh.

OK, sure. I can drive you.

No. You have to chaperone, remember? School’s counting on you. Besides, I’d like to take a walk, you know, get some fresh air. So see you guys.

Sure. See you later.

Yeah, see you, man. Get better.


Told you so. Mm.

[sighs] Wow.


[clears throat] Hey, Sophia. What it do?

“What it do?” Cringe, Aaron.

What?

[chuckles] So where’s Tate?

He left.

What? Why?

Well, he said he had a headache. Poor guy.

Damn, that’s– wow, that’s awful.


Well, what are you waiting for? Aren’t you gonna run after him?

[scoffs] What are you talking about?

Oh, cut the crap, Holly. I know Tate doesn’t have a headache. He just made up a lie so you two could go sneak off together. Go ahead, tell me I’m wrong.


You know, Ava, for all your shortcomings, I would have thought you had the good sense to skip town. [dramatic music]

And why would I do that?

To avoid the consequences that are inevitably coming your way when Clyde decides to share that you were the one who spearheaded the whole plan to break him out of prison.


I just keep wondering one thing.

Yeah? What is it? What do you wonder, Kayla? Go on, say it.

What is there for you in Salem now that Tripp is gone? Bunch of bad memories? My husband?


I had no choice. Weston was threatening Tripp’s life in order to pressure Ava into doing his dirty work. And now that he’s been captured, Kayla’s worried that he might throw me under the bus.

Well, knowing Clyde Weston, I think that’s a valid concern. But clearly, he hasn’t said anything.

Not yet, but I’m not gonna sit around, wondering if he will or not.

What do you mean by that?

I’m not gonna live in fear. I’m gonna turn myself in.


Hey. No, Sophia, what are you even– what are you–

Save it, Aaron. I heard you and Tate talking at the pub earlier about how Tate only asked me to prom because his parents won’t let him see you.

Sophia, I’m really sorry.

Are you? Because when I told you that I was interested in Tate, I don’t know, maybe you could have mentioned you two were a thing.

I wanted to. Believe me, I did. And I know I probably should have. I realize that now, but I just didn’t want you to tell your mom, and then she would have told mine, and it would’ve just been a mess.

So you decided it was just easier to break my heart?

No.

Right? Just to make me look like a complete idiot?

No! Sophia, it’s not like that. OK, I feel terrible for hurting you. I mean, you’re my best friend. I love you so much. And things have just been a nightmare at home. And I know that’s not an excuse.

No, it’s not.

Look, I understand why you’re mad at me. I’m mad at myself. And I’ll say it again and again, I’m sorry. But–but, Sophia, look at you. You’re insanely gorgeous. You’re popular. You can have any guy you want.

I wanted Tate. [upbeat music] But not anymore. So don’t worry. You can have him.


Are–are you going to tell?


No.


Well, what are you waiting for? Go catch up with him.

Sophia, is there anything I could do or say to make you forgive me?

Go catch up with him.


I’m really sorry.


[sighs]

OK, OK, I know– I agree the headache story was a bit suspicious, all right? But Holly’s still here.

Not for long. I mean, think about it, Brady. They can’t leave at the same time. That would be a huge red flag.

[sighs] Oh.

Oh, hi.

Hey.

Where’s your handsome date?

I don’t know. I’m just going to the little girls’ room. BRB.


BRB, my ass. God. Are you coming?

Theresa, we’re still supposed to chaperone the dance, you know? I mean–

What are you– give me a break.

What?

There’s plenty of other chaperones here, and the only important thing is our son. If you feel any differently, you feel free to stay. Come on.


Hmm. What’s that? Are you auditioning for something? [light music]

Well, I suppose you could say I’ve been auditioning for my mother’s affection my entire life.

[sighs]

And now I’m going to see her in lockup to give voice to every complaint and grievance, all the anger that adorable, fair-haired little Leo, that frightened little cherub who lives in here, has been holding on to for far too long.


I wrote it all down so I don’t get flustered and go off script.

Gotcha. Well, good luck with that. Sounds tough.

Thanks. My parents were– well, they tried their best, as they say, whatever that means. It’s not like you hit the parent scratch-off yourself off with Victor.

Mm.

No offense.

No, none taken. Victor was a… [exhales sharply] Complicated man.

Well, at least you didn’t find out he was your father until it was too late for him to do any lasting damage, right?


I mean, being raised by Justin Kiriakis, Sonny’s dad– you’re very lucky, Alex.

Yeah.


For God’s sake, Steve, you were trying to save your son’s life. And Clyde Weston is back behind bars. So I think I could probably broker some sort of deal– probation, no time served. You OK with that?

Oh, that sounds good. Thanks, man. I appreciate it.

Of course. Of course. But before I get out of here, I do have one question I want to ask you.

What’s that?

Was anyone else involved in this prison breakout scheme? [tense music]

No. It was all me.


You know, I cannot believe we are back to this again. Steve and I have been over for years. And quite frankly, Kayla, I don’t have to justify anything to you.

All right, you know what? Here you go. And I threw some garlic aioli in there for the fries.

Thank you. And you know what? You’re right, Ava. This is not a productive conversation. Good luck.


Oh. I have amazing timing, don’t I?

I am guessing you and Kayla are not gonna be teaming up for pickleball anytime soon.

Yeah, probably not. But, you know, I do agree with one thing she said. I did think long and hard about staying in China, doing some solo traveling. The only reason I came back was because I need to know where I stand with Harris.

Ava…he’s not here.

What?

No, he hasn’t been back since Clyde’s arrest.

Well, wait a minute. Did–did– [dramatic music] Roman, is he moving out?

Look, we only talked briefly, and that was about Lucas. But no, he didn’t say anything about if or when he was planning on coming back. I’m–I’m sorry, Ava.

Yeah. No, no. It’s–it’s– [chuckles] It’s OK. But I will tell you, I mean, if Harris isn’t coming back, then maybe I should just leave.


Do we look this way, that way? I don’t know.

I don’t know. Hmm, this way.

OK.

No, no, no, that way. Damn, you know, these shoes, I shouldn’t have worn them. They’re really slowing me down.

I don’t know where the hell Holly went.

Oh, Theresa, my new friend. [light music] Sorry to be nosy. I’m not sorry. Are you two on a date?

No, we’re not. We’re chaperoning our kid’s prom, Leo.

Oh, prom. How fun. I remember mine like it was yesterday. I took Agnes… something-or-other. She was a ‘” basketball player. We were each other’s beards.

OK. Yeah, that’s great, Leo. But we’re looking for our son, Tate. He happened to run off.

He probably would have been wearing a tux. [quirky music]


Um…

Um? Um, what? What about Holly Jonas? Have you seen her?


Hi. Do you know where she went?


[knock at door]

[sighs] [exhales heavily] [tender music]

Hi.

Hi.


Do you want to come in?

Yeah. Wow, what’s going on in here?

Well… it’s our own private prom.


Yeah. Do you like it?

Do I like it? Tate, I–I love it. This is, like, the sweetest thing anyone’s ever done for me. I just didn’t realize that the address you sent me was the Salem Inn.


Listen, I know that there’s a bed here. And it’s–well, it’s a bed. But the only reason that I got us this room is so we could be alone without anyone seeing us. There is seriously no pressure at all. There’s no expectations. There’s none.


So…

[laughs]

Just you and me, huh?

Yeah, finally. You and me.


[door clicks open]

Ah. Sorry. I know it probably seemed like it took forever.

That’s OK, baby. I know you were probably just trying to give Justin and me time to talk.

Well, I know. I just–I just wanted him to talk to you because I just– I want us to be prepared for if and when Clyde lowers the boom.

I’ve been thinking about the same thing, Sweetness. And I hope you’re on board with my plan, because it’s not exactly what we had in mind. [dramatic music]


Listen, can you have Commissioner Hernandez call me ASAP? I have a client who would like to make a statement. Thank you.


Alex, you have a second?

Sure. What’s up?

I just want to say how sorry I am for everything that went down with Konstantin. And, my God, when I heard that you went running after Theresa unarmed, Alex, if anything had happened to you–

It’s OK. I’m fine. And actually, something good came from it.

It did?

Yeah. I realized how much Theresa means to me. I just got done telling Dr. Evans today that… I think she could be the one.


Alex, I think there’s something you should know about Theresa.


[sighs]

Sweetness… if you’re not on the same page about me turning myself in…

Look, I– I can’t imagine you spending one day in prison or me losing you again. But I don’t want us to live in fear, always wondering if the other shoe is gonna drop.

Well, good. Then we are on the same page.

[scoffs] Oh. Mm. Now, eat your food.

Thank you.

Well, I’m assuming that John and Ava are probably gonna have to come clean as well, right?


Well, actually, I told Justin I acted alone.

What? Look, look, I can understand why you would want to protect John. But Ava Vitali? Why the hell should she get off scot-free?


Ava, listen to me, all right? You have just traveled a hell of a long way. You’re jet-lagged, exhausted. Not the best time to make a major life decision. All right? Plus, I need your help in the morning with the breakfast rush.

[sighs] All right. I’ll help you with that.

OK, I appreciate that. Now, why don’t you go upstairs, get some rest? And tomorrow I can probably put you in touch with Harris.

Thanks, Roman.

And for the record, I do hope things work out between you two.

So do I. [light music]


Oh, yeah? What should I know about Theresa?

Look, I’m not one for gossip. And normally, I wouldn’t bring this up.

Ah.

But Bonnie saw that Theresa moved into your bedroom last night. So she just mentioned, out of concern, that Theresa had been with–

Brady. Yesterday morning, I know. [clears throat] The thing is, I had a fling with Kristen only to make Theresa jealous. It had no meaning whatsoever. It meant nothing at all. So to that point, Theresa and I are… even, in a way.

I see.

Mm.

But from what you’re saying, you didn’t have any feelings for Kristen, whereas Theresa and Brady have a lot of history.

Yeah, most of it bad.

Maybe, but they share a son. And when I was Tate’s lawyer, I saw them together and how connected they were. And frankly, I’m just concerned…

Mm-hmm.

As, you know, any father would be.

Yeah. But you’re not really my father, now, are you? [dramatic music] And even if you were, Justin, I’m an adult now. So my relationship with Theresa or anybody else, for that matter, it’s really none of your business.


You’re right. You’re right. I will stay out of it from now on. Good night, Alex.


Night.


[sighs]

Hello.

What? Don’t you see? I’m being pensive. This is my pensive face.

Why do you have to think, Leo? You either saw Tate and Holly, or you didn’t.


Like I said, I am nursing a heartbreak of my own. And like I also said, I’m a sucker for love, especially young love. And the two of you together, so innocent, it is… absolutely life-affirming.

[chuckles]

It’s also a bit nauseating, but that could be the two-for-one chili dogs I had for dinner. So no, I am not going to rat you out to your folks. Well, I’m sorry. I wish I could help you, but I didn’t see anything. Got to go.


OK, helpful. You know what? I don’t believe him. There’s no way Holly could just disappear into thin air.

No, no, obviously not. But you know what, Theresa? I don’t want to spend the rest of the night just– just looking for our son, OK? We don’t know where he is, so why don’t we just call it a night? We’ll talk to Tate in the morning, OK?

Are you serious?

Yeah.

Do you not remember, the last time Tate and Holly had a big night out, some very regrettable things happened?

But a lot–a lot of things have happened between then and now.

Like what? Holly didn’t go to rehab. You know what? She’s probably doing drugs with our son now as we speak.

Theresa, stop. Come on. Come on. Come on.

What? How do you not believe that?

Because our son isn’t a junkie, all right? You know what he is? He’s a red-blooded male, and he’s hot for this girl that he has been forbidden to see, OK? He’s probably somewhere off in a private corner with her, somewhere where he can… hook up with her.


Oh.

No. No way.

Yes way.

No.

I swear to God. He came out and he, like, rapped or sa– or whatever– a bunch of his songs.

OK, you’re telling me that Drake–Drake…

Drake, yeah.

Drake played at Sara’s th birthday party, really? That’s what you’re saying?

Yes. Her dad came out and, like, validated his parking ticket.

Wow.

I swear.

Wow. That’s amazing. Actually, Drake played my th birthday party.

Oh, did he?

From a playlist on my phone. [laughter] [sighs]

Oh… Tate, you should probably know something.

Oh, yeah? What should I know?

So Sophia kind of heard you and Aaron talking earlier at the pub, and she knows we’re together.


Oh. Wow. OK. How did she take it?

She’s pissed. I mean, like, she’s really upset.

[sighs] I’m sorry.

No, don’t be. It’s my fault. I should have just told her from the start.


Do you think she’s gonna tell her mom?

No, she promised she wouldn’t. But I don’t know, I still feel pretty awful about it all.

[sighs] Yeah, so do I. I don’t know, maybe her and Aaron will hook up.

I hope so. They’re kind of cute together.

So are we.

Mm.

Mm.

You think so?

Yeah. I know so.

[chuckles]

I have something for you. I… made you a playlist.

You made me a playlist?

I did.

What?

And it’s got all of your favorites on it.

OK, let’s see. Oh, wow, we have some Taylor Swift in here.

Yeah, I know you’re a Swiftie.

I’m not a Swiftie. OK, fine, maybe I’m a little bit of a Swiftie. But you hate Taylor Swift.

I don’t hate her. I don’t know, some of her songs have grown on me.

So what I’m hearing is, you have a sensitive side.

Yeah, maybe I do.

[chuckles] OK, cute, sensitive boy.

Oh. [chuckles]

Let’s play…this. [St. Hollywood’s “If Only” playing]

Mm.


– * If only to hold you * – * Only to taste your lips * * If only for this moment * * For you, I would do it again *

God, I’m a total mess. I just need to get out of here.

Hey, Sophia, wait. Let me at least take you home.

Forget it, Aaron. I’m not speaking to you anymore. You were part of this whole scheme.

Look, I’m sorry. I’m sorry. But Tate’s my best friend. And actually, I was– I was looking forward to maybe us two spending time here tonight.

What? Why? [upbeat music]

‘Cause I should have asked you. I wa–I was going to ask you to prom myself.


So why didn’t you?


‘Cause… I just felt like you barely knew I existed.


So I thought maybe if we spent some time here tonight, you would–

See what a fun, cool guy you are?

[chuckles] Look… all I’m trying to say is that I get it. To like someone so much and to have them not like you back sucks.


And I fully sympathize with how mad you are.


That was really cool, you not telling anybody anything about Holly and Tate.


[St. Hollywood’s “If Only” playing]

Do you want to pick another song?

Mm, not really. Nobody goes to prom to just dance.

That’s good, ’cause I’m not much of a dancer.

Shut up. You’re– yeah, OK, maybe you’re not. But you make up for it in a bunch of other ways.

OK. Like what? Give me an example.

Example, OK. Well… you are incredibly handsome. You’re great to talk to… and kiss. [soft music]


[sighs] It’s so weird, isn’t it, just being able to finally be with each other without looking over our shoulders for more than two minutes in the hall?

I don’t want it to end.

Me neither. I want it to last forever.

So do I.


We’re gonna figure something out, I promise. But until then, let’s just… enjoy this right here, right now. OK?


[door clicks open]

[gasps] Aha! [dramatic music]


Justin used to always say I was the kid who gave him most of his gray hairs…


Because I never thought twice about going after what I wanted.


Now I know I got that from you. [chuckles] For all your character flaws, you were decisive. You set your sights on something, and, man, it was yours.


Well, it took me a while to figure it out.


But I now know exactly what I want.


[sighs] Look, I understand why you wouldn’t implicate Ava. I mean, she is Tripp’s mother. I get that. I just have so many issues with that woman. This is just difficult. I’m sorry.

No, don’t be sorry, baby. I’m sorry. And I mean, is there anything I can do to help?

You could maybe give me a sip of that milkshake.

Oh.

[laughs]

You want a sip of this milkshake?

I do. Actually, I do.

Well, I’ll make a deal with you.

What’s that?

I’ll give you a sip if you, the beautiful chief of staff of this joint, arranges for an early discharge for me.


Maybe tomorrow.

Tomorrow?

Mm-hmm. Mmm.

Well, I’m gonna need some kisses to tide me over.

Mm. Milkshake kisses?

Oh, yeah.

Mm-hmm. Mm.

Mm. Another one.

I love you.

I love you.

Pretty delish, right?

Mm. Are you kidding?

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[soft dramatic music]


[Marlena gasps]

Oh!

Hi, Mom.

Pinch me. I’m dreaming.

Oh, I’m here. [Marlena laughs] Really here. I was just in the neighborhood, so I thought I’d stop by.

It is so good to see you.

You too. I just saw Uncle Steve. He’s aching to get out of here.

I know he is. I check on him all the time.

Mm-hmm.

He’s doing well. He’ll be out soon.

Good.

By the way, I saw a notice in “The Spectator.” You’re applying for a– what is it called?

A publication divorce. It was EJ’s idea.

EJ’s idea?

Yeah. EJ’s representing me in my divorce to Sloan. And I share a mutual desire to stick it to Sloan, my soon-to-be ex-wife.

Well, I’m sure EJ has no shortage of ways to stick it to people.

Mm.

But I’ll remind you that he and Nicole are raising Jude. I mean, are you wanting to spend that much time working with him? Won’t that be, I don’t know, maybe a little uncomfortable?


Well, it all went down as precisely as planned.

So Trask is out and you’re in?

Mm-hmm. And that Price was backed into a corner.

Must have been the momentum behind that petition.

The city council was poised to schedule a recall election.

Got to give the people what they want.

As long as it was what I wanted too. As a man behind the curtain of the concerned citizens of Salem, rescinding that petition was a matter of a simple quid pro quo on her part.

Mm. So what do I call you now, Mr. District Attorney?

How about the one who’s reopening the Li Chen murder case?

[laughs] You better do a hell of a lot more than reopen her case, my man, the DA. My wife gets her conviction overturned and walks out of Statesville or Nicole finds out that Eric Brady is her baby daddy. [dramatic music]


Thank you, Dr. Green, for seeing Jude. And I’m sorry for wasting your time.

You–ah, you didn’t. Not at all.

Yeah, yeah, I did. I totally overreacted with his temperature. [chuckles]

You reacted as any mother would.

I don’t know about that. I mean, it has been a while since I cared for a baby. I mean, I do have a daughter, Holly. She is finishing up her junior year at Salem High.

Holly? Holly Jonas?

Yeah, that’s my girl.

My younger brother, Aaron, is in her class.

Oh, uh, yeah.

In fact, Holly asked him to prom.

Mm.

But later rescinded the invitation.

Right. That’s not actually Holly’s fault, that’s my fault. [soft dramatic music]


[phone ringing]


Hey, I just got home.

Countdown is on. I’m going to see you later tonight, right?

Tate, is this really going to work? I don’t even want to think about how much longer I’ll be grounded if we get caught.

Look, we should be good as long as you can sneak out of your place without being seen. As soon as I get to prom with Sophia and Aaron, I will figure out some excuse to leave.

And what about your parents?

You mean the chaperones? Forget them. Hey, nothing’s going to stop us from having the perfect prom night. Promise. [suspenseful music]


Hey. [chuckles] I got your text. What’s so important? [Theresa sighs] [suspenseful music]

This morning, Alex told me that he loves me.


And I said it back.

Congratulations. And you felt the need to call me over here to tell me this why?


Because it’s a lie. I don’t love Alex. I love you. [soft orchestration] announcer: Like sands through the hourglass, so are the “Days of Our Lives.”


You what? You what? After–after all that–

Brady, I–I’m only with Alex because he’s Victor’s heir. And you know, I’ve… I’ve finally come to realize I need to stop following the money and I just need to listen to where my heart is guiding me. And oh, God, it’s so scary and it’s risky as hell, but it’s the only way.

Theresa, I look at you– I look at you and all I see is Lucy holding that football. You know what I mean?

I know. I know. I know I’ve jerked you around. And I know… I know it’s a lot to ask, but… if you would just give me another chance. [Brady whispers indistinctly] [soft dramatic music]


[moans] Oh, my God. [whispering] I can’t believe it. Oh, my God, it’s like– it’s like a dream come true.

I know, except… except it isn’t and you need to wake up.

Huh?

You need to wake up! [tense dramatic note]

Huh? What the–

Um, hi. Sorry, didn’t mean to startle you, but you were way out. I was ready to get a foghorn to–

What? I– I was asleep?

[chuckling] Yeah, you were sleeping.

And–and–and– and you’re here because? [soft dramatic music]

I’m here because I got your message. You said it was, uh, important. So what do you want? [Theresa sighs softly]

[sighs] God, it’s like my mom and your parents are in a contest. Who can do the worst job at raising us?

It’s crazy to think that my mom thinks that you area bad influence on me when she’s a total hot mess herself.

I know, and it’s like all the other bad influencers have made her their queen. Anyway, so where are we meeting up tonight?

Someplace special.

What? You’re not going to tell me?

I will text you the address when I’m getting ready to leave the dance.

OK. But Tate, I do feel bad about Sophia. You know she’s, like, so into you.

It’s because I’m irresistible.

Uh, nuh-uh, buddy. It’s because I let her think that you and I aren’t together anymore. Do you know how much I hate lying to my best friend?

Come on, it’s practically a high school rite of passage. It’s like physics.

Not funny.

Look, you didn’t have a choice, right? You said that Sophia tells her mom everything, and her mom would blab to your mom.

No, I know. And then my mom would lock me up and throw away the key.

So you don’t want Holly going to prom with my brother?

Uh–Aaron has nothing to do with this. I’m sure he is lovely. It’s just–[sighs] Long story short, Holly’s grounded and part of her punishment is that she can’t go to prom.

Got it.

Mm-hmm.

Yeah.

So did Aaron find another date?

No. But he’s going with some friends, last I heard.

Ah, good. I’ve managed to ruin everyone’s night.

Hey, don’t beat yourself up. It’s not easy being the authority figure to teenagers. Believe me, I know.

Teenagers? [chuckles] OK, you’re barely old enough to be–

My siblings. I’m in charge of my younger siblings.

Oh.

Now, I used to be the cool older brother who also happened to be a doctor. But now, I rank somewhere below the assistant principal for dress code violations. [suspenseful music]

Right. Actually, you know, um, I do have a pretty good idea that could win you some brownie points. And perhaps me as well. Mm-hmm. [clicks tongue]

I’m getting a tad weary of all the threats, brother of mine.

You have the power to end that, Mr. DA.

Clearing Gabi will take time. I’ve got to petition the judge to declare that my office is no longer confident with her conviction, file a motion for the new evidence to become public. It’s a lot.

OK, well, might I suggest that you set down the drink and get thee to the courthouse?

The courts are closed today for Juneteenth. And I’m not done with my drink.

Mm. [tense music] Well, then tomorrow. Well, I want Gabi out of prison, EJ. And yes, tomorrow. Or I’m going to tell Nicole.

Tell Nicole what?


As hard as it was handing Jude over to EJ, I can’t hold anything against him. I mean, he’s the boy’s father.

I understand. Nobody could blame you for feeling… resentful or uncomfortable around him.

Mom, Jada and I only working temporary until the divorce goes through. [somber music]

What about Nicole? You’re working with her, and that isn’t going to be temporary.

It’s only– yeah, but why should that be a problem?

[sighs] Really?


You and Nicole have a history of things happening when you work closely together. Come on, you first fell in love when you were doing the photo shoot for Titan. And then a while after that, you know, she was assisting you at the church.


And then you worked together at Basic Black, and that was a reunion for you. So I’m just– I’m just wondering if, you know, being this close to her right now isn’t perhaps playing with fire.


You know what? Forget it. I honestly don’t care what you’re keeping from my mom. She’s overbearing, she’s controlling, she’s a real nightmare sometimes. [Stefan chuckles softly]

I’m going to give you two a moment. [EJ sighs]

[clears throat] Holly, about what you heard about–

EJ, I told you I don’t care. OK?

What’s going on? I thought you were getting along better with your mother.

I am, but that’s only because she’s been so focused on Jude and not hovering over me all the time. But here I am, months later, and I’m still grounded. I can’t even go to prom tonight.

Ah, so that’s why you’re extra cranky.

It’s not fair, EJ.

Look at it from her perspective. The last big party you attended, you overdosed. You almost died, sweetheart. [Holly sighs]

OK, yeah, but this is just a high school dance. It’s not a drug-fueled orgy. Anyway, the prom’s not the real issue.

OK, what is it?

It’s the fact that I’m sick of being told what I can and can’t do all the time. So you know what? Maybe do me a favor and just warn her that I’m in a bad mood tonight, so there is a reason my door is closed. And I have a final exam to study for tonight.

No, you don’t. You are going to prom.

Wait, what?

Mm-hmm.

But I thought you said that–

No, I know what I said. But I changed my mind. [suspenseful music]


Sorry. I’m just–[clears throat] Um, we need to, uh, talk about the prom. [Theresa clears throat] I just want to make sure we’re on the same page.

All right. If this is about the chaperoning, I haven’t opened the email yet, but it can’t be too complicated, so.

No, we need to make sure that we’re on the same page about our son. I do not want Tate near Holly Jonas tonight.

Theresa, I understand. But I don’t think you have anything to worry about because Tate’s actually been distancing himself from her lately.

Brady, are you serious– you have a lot to catch up on. You know why? Because I just caught the two of them yesterday together in this very room, in fact. And you know what? They were looking quite cozy. [suspenseful music] They were just talking, but still.

They were just talking. Oh. I’m sure you let them know exactly how you feel about it, right?

Oh, yeah. Yeah, I did. And they came up with their excuses. Naturally, they just said it’s such a coincidence that they would just turn up here at the same time. But are you buying that? Yeah, no, neither am I. Didn’t think so. You and I need to watch our son like a hawk tonight. [soft upbeat music playing]

Dude, thank you for meeting me. I know you’re super busy.

Oh, yeah. No, I just spent the last hours decorating the gym for prom. Which, by the way, thank you so much for helping. I don’t know how I would have done that without you.

[chuckling] I’m sorry, dude. I got caught up planning my night out with Holly.

For hours?

Look, we need to coordinate about later. You’re still good keeping Sophia company after I skip out, right?


hours I have been hanging up balloons and streamers. Do you know the one thing that would compel me to do such terrible, terrible labor? That is the one chance to hang out with the goddess, otherwise known as Sophia Choi. [Tate laughs] And maybe, just maybe she, uh, will notice me.

Of course, she’s going to notice you. Dude, you got mad rizz, man.

Oh, yeah. Well, now everyone knows she’s interested in your rizz and not mine.

Doesn’t matter. I’m into Holly. And in case it slipped your mind, the only reason she’s not my date is because our parents won’t let us see each other. Otherwise, I never would have said yes to Sophia when she asked me to the dance. [tense music]


Well, you also hit Sophia in the face with a football. So I guess after that, you kind of owe her.

Yeah, I still feel really bad about that actually. And I feel bad about tonight, man. Damn it, it was so perfect before. I would take Sophia, you would take Holly. And then at least she and I would get to spend some time together. That all got trashed when her mom decided that she couldn’t go to the prom. And then, oh, my parents decided to be chaperones. That was the cherry on top.

Man, I can’t believe they still won’t come around about Holly.

[sputters] They won’t. In fact, I had another huge fight about her with my mom.

That sucks, dude. I’m sorry.

It’s OK. But I’m not going to let that stop me from seeing her later. [soft upbeat music playing]

Hey, guys. How are my two dates?

Great. Hyped.

Mm.

[chuckles] Yeah. Yeah, no, it’s going to be a blast.

We’re all still meeting at your place for pics, right?

Yes. Yeah, we are. Uh, in fact, I should probably go, get changed. I will see you two there?


[suspenseful music]


Could you maybe lighten up on this a little bit? All right? I hear Tate’s taking this girl named Sophia to the prom, which means he’s probably moving on from Holly.

Please, you didn’t hear the way that he was defending her. I wouldn’t be surprised if Holly was trying to win Tate back. She’s probably making her big move tonight.

[chuckling] Her big move tonight? Come on. Really? Are we being a little melodramatic about this?

Brady, have you seriously forgotten high school?

All right, there’s a point. And I see your point, I see your point. But you have nothing to worry about because Holly, I heard, is grounded. She’s not going. She’s grounded.

Maybe. Not for long. I can bet you anything she’s probably begging Nicole to go to prom, and Nicole might cave. Seriously. [Brady groans softly] Oh, my God! Look at the time. You need to go home.

Yeah.

You need to get dressed. And I’ll meet you there for pictures.

Yeah. Well, I had all the time in the world until you brought me over here to complain about Holly Jonas. And by the way, in the future, we can just cover all this with a phone call. [somber tense music]


Oh, my God, Theresa, come on, what were you thinking? Telling Brady how you feel? It’s too much of a risk. It’s too much to lose.


Mom, honestly, the history is not going to repeat itself with Nicole. She doesn’t have feelings for me anymore.

And what about your feelings?

They’re irrelevant. She and EJ are married.

That doesn’t mean that–

Mom, she has a family. They have a son now.

Yeah. You didn’t answer my question.

Mom, can we just please stop? Don’t ask any more questions.

Sure. Yes. I’m sorry.

Thank you.

I didn’t mean to upset you.

I’m sorry. It’s–it’s OK. [somber music]

Tell you what… why don’t I make it up to you? Why don’t I have you come by tonight? And I will order us some supper. John’s out of town and Brady is chaperoning Kate’s prom. [Eric chuckles] Oh, my gosh, my heart.

Oh, my God.

We just have some time to ourselves. How about that?

On one condition.

Just one? Sure, what is it?

Don’t bring up Nicole.

Nicole who?

Thank you.


Look, I know I told you that you couldn’t go to prom. But I’ve been feeling really bad about it for a while now.

Well, you’ve hidden it pretty well.

Holly. [Holly sighs] OK. As you know, I’ve been pretty worried about you since you overdosed.

It’s a dance, not a drug-fueled orgy. [softly] Sorry.

Thank you, EJ. I know that, which is why I want her to go.

OK. Well, thank you, Mom. I appreciate that and all, but, uh– Um–

What?

I don’t know. I think I’m just going to stay in and study tonight.

Why would you do that?

Because for one thing, I don’t have a dress.

OK. I’m sure if you go in that overstuffed closet of yours, you will find something.

Maybe. But I don’t have a date.

[clears throat] Well, uh, you could go with that boy, Aaron Green?

Mom, I’m sure he has another date by now.

Ah. I happen to know that he does not. Seriously, his brother told me, Mark Green. He’s the doctor who treated Jude for the slight fever he had today.

Fever? And I’m just hearing about this for the first time.

Honey, it’s–it’s nothing. Jude is fine. But honey, I mean there’s still time. Mark gave me Aaron’s number, so we could call him now. [suspenseful music]


[soft upbeat music playing]


Thanks for letting me tag along, by the way, you and Tate.

It’s fine.


You know, when you tell people you’re helping set up, they give you, like, this look, you know? Uh, you’re in charge of balloons. Everybody thinks you’re, like, the loser that didn’t have a date, so… thank you for saving me from a fate worse than death.

Yeah. Yeah, sure. Whatever.


[phone ringing]


I don’t recognize that number. Uh, just give me one second. [clears throat] Hello.

Hi, Aaron. It’s Holly Jonas’s mom, Nicole. I–I–I hope you don’t mind. I got your number from your brother, Mark.

Uh, sure.

So Holly had a question for you. Hang on a second. [suspenseful music]

Aaron, hi.

H-Holly.

So it turns out I can go to prom after all. Any chance you still want to go with me?


[sputters] Yeah. Yeah, sure. Yeah.

Great. Well, we can meet at mine, if that’s cool with you.

Yeah. Uh, great. I’ll see you soon.


He said yes?

Yeah. [Nicole squeals excitedly] [EJ chuckles]

So glad it worked out. Oh, my gosh, you are going to have so much fun tonight. [laughter] [Holly groans softly]

But Holly’s grounded. So why is she asking you to prom if she can’t go? [soft upbeat music playing]

Uh, her mom must have said she can go.

Wow. You must be excited, then, because now you two can have, like, a proper date.

Well, I mean, it’s not really like a date. It’s not a date. We’re–we’re friends. Um, but the four of us should still hang out at the dance for sure.

Right, the four of us. [sighs] Well, I’m so glad Holly can come. It’s going to be a night to remember, right? [suspenseful music]


Come on, Tate, pick up. [phone line trilling]


[phone ringing]


What’s up?

So it’s official. The universe hates us. My mom, all of a sudden, decided it was OK for me to go to prom tonight.

What?

Yeah, I know. And she just made me call Aaron and ask him to be my date. It was, like, so awkward. She was standing there, so I didn’t really have any choice.

OK, listen, just, uh… this could still work out. Why don’t we just–we’ll go back to the original plan. You know, the four of us.

But what about your parents? They signed up to chaperone, so you know they’ll be watching us. We won’t even be able to dance together.

Forget them. I–I’ll figure something out.

Like what?

Something. I promise. I–I’ll see you at the dance.

Who was that?


Mm, I am so happy you had a change of heart about Holly and the prom. [smooches] She’s made such an effort to show she can be responsible and she’s earned our trust.

Yeah. I think so too.

Mm-hmm. You know, I am a little surprised that she wasn’t more excited.

Trust me, she wants nothing more than to be at that dance. And I am very, very proud of you for allowing her to go.

Oh.

Very proud.

Thank you.

Mm-hmm.

So proud. [smooching] [door opens]

Oh-ho-ho! Ooh! Celebrating hubby’s new job?


Suddenly, everything old is new again.

What are you talking about?

You didn’t tell her?

I was about to, Stefan. [clears throat] So it turns out, after a brief pause, I’m back where I belong. I’m DA once more.

Are you serious? I thought you wanted to run for mayor.

I was, but Paulina had a change of heart. Once the conflict of interest with DiMera Enterprises vanished, so did her reasons for keeping me out. So here I am. [Stefan chuckles] [Nicole chuckles]

Wow, Melinda can’t be happy about that.

Well, I, for one, am ecstatic.

OK, well, it’s nice to see your brother supporting you.

Oh, it’s more than that. Elvis Junior has agreed to reopen Gabi’s case.

Really?

Mm. I guess everyone around here is having a change of heart, huh?


Uh, that was Aaron actually. Good news.

Oh, yeah? What?

Yeah. Nicole is letting Holly go to the dance, so he’s taking her. And Sophia and I are going to meet them there.

Wow, how about that? [both chuckle] You know, Tate, you’re not supposed to be hanging around Holly.

Dad, Dad, I know–

You know this.

There’s nothing going on between us, but Sophia and Holly are friends and they’re going to want to party together. [Brady groans] So please be cool for their sake.

Yeah, I am cool. But your mom–

Dad, come on.

Your mom’s gonna–

Come on.

OK, all right. OK, OK, OK. But just know the two of us are going to be– we’re going to be watching you…

Yes.

Like a hawk.

I know. I get the memo. Thank you. I need to finish getting ready.

All right.

But thank you.


And this… is going to make your mother’s head explode.

Oh, I’m glad I got here before the kids left. I promised John that I would get a lot of pictures of everybody.

Mm, mm.

Oh. [knock at door]

That would be my partner in crime for the night. [Eric sighs]

Hi.

Hi.

Um, come in.

Your boutonnière, sir.

Oh, thank you. Oh.

As promised.

Ooh, thank you.

Hmm. Now that stands out.

All right, all right. Listen, don’t even start with me because this is going to go perfectly with Theresa’s corsage.

Oh.

Yeah.

Wow.

How about that?

OK.

Ready? [soft dramatic notes]


It’s nice.

Wow, That is some–[clears throat] That is obnoxious. You weren’t kidding, were you? [laughter] I swear if you say that this matches my personality, I will make you wear it.

I did not say anything. Out loud, anyway.


Uh, so where’s Tate?

Uh, he’s getting dressed, but, um, I need to warn you.

About what?

I don’t want you to freak out, OK? But, um… it seems you can predict the future, Theresa.

Meaning?

Nicole decided to let Holly go to the prom. [suspenseful music]


Dr. Green.

It’s Mark. And this is my younger brother, Aaron.

Nice to meet you both.

Thanks.

Welcome.

I’ve met your son, actually.

Johnny? Have you really?

And his lovely wife, Chanel. [EJ chuckles]

And even though it was last-minute, I’m still glad you could go with Holly, Aaron. And it’s a good thing I ran into your brother. [softly] Mm-hmm. [soft dramatic music]

Sorry, this is the best I could do on short notice.

Oh, my goodness. Honey, you look so beautiful. Aw. [chuckles]


Oh, my, look at you. Aren’t you just adorable, Sophia? I love this dress.

Thank you. [sighs] I love yours too. You look fabulous.

OK, this one, everybody, I approve heartily. [chuckles] I mean, leagues above the other girls that Tate has dated in the past.

Wait, just because she liked your dress?

I’m not that shallow. But yes. [laughter]

Oh, my God. Look at you. You look so handsome.

Oh, Mom, come on.

No, I have to agree with your mother. You do. [Theresa sighs]

And look at Sophia. Doesn’t she look so lovely?

Absolutely. You look amazing, Sophia.

Thank you. Did Aaron tell you the news about Holly?

Yeah. He called before. He’s pretty stoked.

Looks like Holly and Aaron get to share a prom night together after all. [suspenseful music] Such a surprise. I am so happy for them.


[softly] You could have made up an excuse.

[chuckles] And you could have dropped a clearer hint. Yeah, I got confused and thought it was part of the plan. You know I’d rather be with Sophia.

Whatever. We’ll figure something out. I mean, at least this way, I don’t have to find a reason to sneak out of my house.

Yeah. [takes deep breath]


OK, so are you two ready to take pictures? [quirky suspenseful music] [both chuckle] both: Totally.


I should apologize about going off about Holly last night. I really hope you can forgive me.

It’s OK, Mom. Forget it. [Theresa sighs] It’s fine.


Aw. I’m just so happy to experience this prom moment with you. You and Sophia, you make such a cute couple.

Mom, don’t.

What? Don’t what?

Oh, just get ahead of yourself.

OK. All right. I get it. [chuckles] I’m sorry.

Well, I think it’s picture time. So why don’t you do the honors? It will be so much better that way. [Eric and Sophia chuckle]

I’d be honored to. Hey. Why don’t you two stand by the fireplace?

OK.

All right. This is going to be quick. And everyone will get a turn. Don’t worry. Ready? [all chuckle] [upbeat music] Oh, look at that.


Oh, these are good. [all chuckle]


OK. Holly, Aaron, big smiles now, come on. Act like you like each other. It’s prom night. OK, good.


Think I got them.

[chuckles] All right.

All right. It is time to get going. [Tate groans]

I’m sorry, this thing keeps falling.

Here, here, here. Let me help.

Thank you. [suspenseful music]

Hey, Brady.

Ms. Donovan.

Hmm?

Can I talk to you for a minute?

Yes, of course. Is everything all right?

I think there’s something you should know.

Wow. Funny. Tate is smiling in all of these pictures.

Why is that funny?

Well, because I can see in his eyes that’s not what’s in his heart.

You think he’s still hung up on Holly?

Well, I don’t know. I guess my grandson’s love life is none of my business. Same as my son’s love life. Now, what other non-taboo subject shall we tackle, hmm?


[Nicole sighs]

I really hope this is a new beginning for me and Holly.

I’m sure it will be. Mwah.

Didn’t my baby look gorgeous tonight?

Mm-hmm. Just like her mother.

Aw. [EJ chuckles] [notification chimes] Oh. Mm. I’m dinging.

Oh, who is texting you?

That would be me. I just forwarded you the pictures from earlier.

Oh, my goodness! These are great.

EJ, I also, uh, sent them to you. [EJ sighs] [tense music]


[EJ sighs]

Oh, my gosh. Stefan, you are the best. Is this everything?

You know, I think that it is. But if I come across anything that I think you should see, I’ll send it right to you.

All right. [chuckles] Cute. [sighs] Aw. [softly] Yes.


[upbeat music playing]

Wow, this all looks so amazing. Aaron did a great job.

Yeah. You know, but some people around here don’t give him enough credit, but Aaron’s actually– he’s a really, really great guy.

Mm. I hope Holly knows that. Selfies?


[Tate chuckles]

What is this?

Peace sign. Prom.

[chuckling] OK.


Uh… Holly, I heard the good news. Really glad that you could make it.


Uh, thank you.

I’m glad too. [chuckles]


Look at you.

Hey there.

Hey. What’s everyone doing out here? You know all the action is in there, in the gym. So Tate, why don’t you get your lovely date some punch?

See you guys in there?


[Theresa sighs]

I hope you guys have fun tonight.

Thank you, Ms. Donovan.

Mm. And you know what? Do yourself a favor and keep your distance from my son. Or as a chaperone, I will eject you from the prom.

What?

I believe I made myself very clear.

Y-yeah. OK. [Aaron chuckles softly] [Theresa chuckles]


Was that really necessary?

Yes, that was absolutely necessary. You know why? Our son and Holly are up to something.


– * Baby, unlock the door * * Our love is the key * * Show me the way to your heart * * My one to you is now on me * * Show me the way to your heart * * Baby, I’m ready, I’m ready, oh * * Show me the way to your heart * * Show me the way, show the way *


* Show me the way, show me the way * * Show me the way * * Show me the way to your heart, baby * * Yeah * * Show me the way, show me the way * * Show me the way *


* Love is here *

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THIS STILL NEEDS EXTENSIVE EDITING!

Wow. This place looks great.

Festive, huh?

[laughs] And you– I mean, you just look so beautiful, as–as always.

[laughs] Happy Anniversary, Abraham. And Happy Juneteenth. [laughs] Oh. Oh. And those are two of the good reasons why we are throwing this party today. But how am I gonna say goodbye to my baby girl?

You know, you raised your baby girl to be a strong woman, and now she’s going to have a happy change. She’s moving with her husband to– to have this great new adventure.

Yeah. Mm. [knocking on door] With a baby of her own on the way.

I think that’s your– I think that’s your daughter and her husband. [both laugh]

Oh, come in. Come in. It’s open. Ah–

Surprise!

[chuckles] [light ambient music]


[sniffles]

Chanel.

Lani.

Hi.

Is this your attempt to compensate for the years we missed growing up together?

Not sure what you mean.

You’ve been following me from room to room like an annoying child desperate for someone’s attention.

Oh, I think you’re projecting, brother, because the only one who should be desperate around here is you.

Scotch?

Make it a double. So you want to tell me how it went? You getting down on your hands and knees and begging Paulina Price for your job back.

[laughs] I don’t beg. I simply made the case to Mayor Price that it would be in our best interest to reinstate me as Salem’s district attorney.

And?

It’ll happen.

Well, you better hope it’ll happen and soon, ’cause if it doesn’t, I’m gonna show everybody these DNA results that say little Jude’s daddy is Eric Brady. And we both know that when that happens, Nicole’s gonna dump your sorry ass, and the three of them are gonna live as one big happy family.

What’s going on here? [intriguing music]


This is it.

Well, what do you suppose Clyde put in that safety deposit box?

I don’t know. Could be nothing. Could be proof that Abby’s really alive.

Well, we’re about to find out.

[clears throat]

[clears throat]

Good afternoon. I’m Theodore J. Mooney, vice president of this bank.

How do you do, Mr. Mooney? I’m Julie Williams.

Chad DiMera.

Pleasure to meet you both.

Yeah, I appreciate you coming in on a holiday.

Yes, we’re just going to see what’s in the box, and then we’ll be out of your hair.

Of course. Our bank is always happy to help the DiMera family.

Now I’ll just need you to provide the combination so we can open the box.


[soft orchestration] announcer: Like sands through the hourglass, so are the “Days of Our Lives.”


The combination?

Yes.

Yeah, I’m afraid we don’t have that.

I’m sorry, I was under the impression this was your safe deposit box.

No, it’s not. It’s a– we were given permission by the owner to access the contents.

And who would that be?

Clyde Weston.

I’m afraid that is not the name of the owner of this box.

Well, it’s the name of the man that told us about the box.

Uh, well, that may be, but this box is registered to a Rebecca Goldman.

Who in the sam hill is Rebecca Goldman?

Clyde’s girlfriend, the dirty cop. Uh, she’s in custody right now.

Miss Goldman’s location is irrelevant, I’m afraid. I can’t open this box if you don’t have the code. [mysterious music]


Nothing’s going on– nothing out of the ordinary, anyway. Your uncle and I were just discussing DiMera business.

You mean like the fact that, uh, Aunt Kristen is the new CEO?

Among other things. I was actually just ribbing your father about some additional developments, but, uh, he wasn’t in the mood to joke about the possibility of losing something that doesn’t really belong to him, which doesn’t have to happen, by the way.

What does that even mean?

You know, I think I’m gonna go say hi to little Jude, get in as much hang time with him as I can while I still have the chance. Toodle-oo.

That was weird.

Actually I’m getting used to it, your uncle rambling on somewhat incoherently, that is. I think it might be time for another factory reset. [chuckles]

Well, either way, I’m sorry that he was teasing you about losing the CEO position to Kristen. I know how much that job meant to you.

I’ll survive. And how are you doing? Chanel mentioned that she had a doctor’s appointment yesterday.

Yeah, yeah, we did. Um, it was great. We got to hear the baby’s heartbeat.

[laughs] How exciting.

Yeah.

A new life beginning.

Yeah, yeah. It, uh–it honestly brought us both to tears.

[chuckles] Understandable. Oh, Nicole wanted me to remind you and Chanel that she has stacked an entire shelf in the library of pregnancy books that you are more than welcome to borrow.

Well, uh, thank her for us, but I don’t know if we’re gonna get a chance to read all of them– at least not here.

What are you talking about?

Dad, I, uh– I’ve got some news.

Oh, I cannot believe you are all here! [laughter]

We had no idea you guys were coming.

Yeah, well, see, that’s the whole point. We had to surprise you guys for your anniversary and for Juneteenth.

Oh, bless your–bless your sweet little hearts. Oh. [both laugh]

So what’s that all about?

Uh, I’ll tell you about that later.

Uh-huh.

Okay.

Oh, my little angels. [laughs]

So what’d you do with Alana? Did you leave her back in D.C. all alone?

Of course not. She’ll be here soon. She just wanted to stop by the bakery to check out our sister.

Lani, it is so good to see you.

Ah, sister, I have missed you so much.

Oh, I have missed you more. Uh, where’s Eli? Where’s the twins?

They’re here. They’re here. Eli just–he took Jules and Carver over to Mom and Dad’s to surprise them for their anniversary.

Oh, well, I’m sure that that is just lifting their spirits. It has been such a strange time.

I know. And, sis, I saw you were in tears before, why?

Oh, well, because I have decided to close the bakery.

What? I mean, it can’t be because business is bad, right? I mean, every time I talk to someone from here they’re complaining about how long your lines are, that you’re always running out of their favorites.

No, no, no. Business is good, really good. It’s just, uh–well, Johnny and I are leaving Salem.

Lani went all the way to the bakery to talk to her sister? Why wouldn’t she look for her sister here first?

Well, she just figured that she’d be working during this time of the day. And…

And?

She knows that there is some friction between you two.

Oh, well, well, I guess I should be glad that those two talk, even if it is about me and behind my back.

Lani and I both know that you did what you had to do to protect your daughter. Okay? If anything was to happen to Jules or Carver, there is nothing that Lani wouldn’t do.

Oh, so Lani understands? Oh, I’m glad. Oh. And now Chanel does too. I mean, she and I, we patched things up.

Well, I’m glad to hear that.

Mm-hmm. That is good news, yes. The bad news is that I’m still losing my baby.

You and Johnny are leaving town? Why?

Well, Johnny received an offer that he couldn’t refuse, or let’s just say an offer that I made him realize that he couldn’t refuse. He is going to be first AD on a film with his favorite director.

Seriously?

[laughs] Yeah.

Chanel, that is great.

I know. I know, but the thing is that the film shoots in LA. And so we have to leave, like, pretty much immediately.

Mm. Well, then I am especially glad that Eli and I decided to come up today.

Why? ‘Cause if you would have come tomorrow, you would have had to help us pack?

No, so we could see you before you go. [both laugh]

Well, I mean, you can always come and visit us in LA.

Yeah, well, I’m sure you guys are gonna have a lot going on, and it is easier for us to get our whole tribe here to Salem than it is to go across the country.

Mm-hmm. All right.

[laughs]

Well, I’m really happy that you’re here now ’cause I needed the support.

And you’ve got it. And, sis, I know that this is a good thing, but it can also be a very stressful time. And that stress is not good for your little one. How’s that going?

Oh, it’s going, uh, pretty well. Thank you.

Any updates?

Well, um, we just heard the baby’s heartbeat for the first time and it was like a steady beating drum.

Aww. That’s great. Oh, that makes me so happy to hear.

And then, as far as the possible exposure to the radiation, um, we– we still–we won’t know for a little while.

And you and Mama?

I forgave her. You know, it’s hard to stay mad at somebody who’s always coming at you with just love.

And she has so much of it.

Uh-huh. [chuckles] And also, I just– I couldn’t leave town with things not being good between us.

Yeah. Still, it is–it is going to be really hard for Mama to let you go.

Yeah, I’m sure. And she’s not the only one it’s gonna be hard for. I mean, I’m sure that Johnny’s father is going to hate the idea of us leaving Salem.

You’re moving to Los Angeles?

[laughs] Yeah. And, uh, I’m gonna be working with Peyton Russo, who’s, like, one of my all-time favorite directors, so.

You say that as if I should know this man’s name, or is Peyton a woman’s name?

Uh, no, this Peyton is a he. Um, he’s directed a few amazing independent films before moving into the mainstream stuff and he’s about to direct his second superhero movie.

Oh, well, if I wanted to see men in tights, I’d go to the ballet, not the cinema.

Right.

[chuckles]

Uh, look, Dad, I know you never really approved of my dream of becoming a filmmaker, so I’m not expecting your blessing here.

Yet you shall have it. We both know that there was a time where I felt your place was at DiMera, that it was my wish that you would follow in my footsteps at the company. But you made it clear that that wasn’t your path.

Well, after the way you’ve been treated, can you really blame me?

[laughs] My point is, I’ve come to admire your conviction. You looked me in the eyes, and you told me that you wanted to be your own man. You rejected my ambitions for you and followed your own dreams, and I respect that.

Whoa. [chuckles] I did not see that one coming.

I just want you to be happy, Johnny. You’re my son, my eldest son now, and you will find, as a parent, that it goes by much quicker than you ever would imagine.

Yeah. Yeah, I’m sure it does.

And, Johnny, the time that you spend with the people that you love, it is very precious, so you make sure that every second with them counts. Or be prepared to live with regret.

Mr. Mooney, we have come all the way from Salem. And since you are the vice president of this institution, I’m sure you can find a way to open the safety deposit box for Mr. DiMera, even if we don’t have the combination.

As much as I would like to accommodate your request, Ms. Williams, this is a rule I cannot make exception to. And the point is moot, actually, since I don’t have the code or access to it. That would have to come from the box’s owner.

It’s fine. Uh, could you give us a minute please?

Of course. [enigmatic music]


What are we gonna do? We don’t have the combination.

Yeah, well, we’re gonna have to get it.

Well, you said that woman, that Goldman woman, she’s in jail.

She is. [phone beeps] I’m gonna call Rafe. [line trilling] Rafe, it’s Chad DiMera. I need your help.

Stefan, I’m glad I ran into you.

Why is that?

There’s something I need to talk to you about. I understand that you and Rafe were hoping that Clyde would, you know, clear Gabi’s name by confirming that Gil Carter is the one that actually killed Li Shin.

Yeah, that was the hope, but, uh, ultimately, Clyde refused to help.

Well, he didn’t refuse from what I understand. He just wanted something in return, like his charges reduced.

So Rafe’s filled you in.

Yeah, he has. And, uh, I may have a way to get Clyde Weston to tell us what he knows.

Okay.

But I need your help to do it.

What kind of help?

Well, I mean, you’re really good at negotiating and making deals, so I thought maybe–

[laughs] Okay, I’m flattered that you think so, but I’m not entirely sure what kind of deal you think I could be making with Clyde Weston. I’m neither a cop nor a judge.

That’s not what I had in mind.

Then what?

We shut down his drug operation. And you, you tell him that you want to help him get started up again.

[chuckles]

Rafe, thank you so much. You have no idea how much this means to me. Thank you.

Is that it? That’s it?

That’s it. Uh, Rafe talked to his former detective and convinced her to cooperate.

Oh, wonderful, wonderful. Ah. Mr. Mooney, you’re back.

I am, and I’m afraid, if you don’t have the code, I’m going to have to return this box to our vault.

Here it is.

Oh, well, I’ll give you some privacy then.

Thank you so much. [clears throat]

Okay.

[laughs] Do it. [keypad beeping] [mysterious music]


Look, I don’t think this is a good idea.

Why not?

[laughs] I think a more appropriate question is, why is a cop asking me to engage in illegal activity with a murderer?

Well, I thought it was obvious– so you can get that murderer on your side and he can release your wife.

On my side. You–you really think Clyde trusts me?

He will if you persuade him that you really need the money. I mean, you know the business. You were already helping him move drugs through the Bistro.

Not by choice. And the cops already busted that operation. You really think Clyde is that stupid to run the same play again?

He’s not stupid, but he is greedy and he especially will be now.

Still, isn’t he being transferred back to Statesville?

Soon, but if he wants to keep things working on the outside, he’s gonna need someone who’s already up to speed.

Ah, and what does Rafe think about all this?

Well, Rafe doesn’t know yet, but I don’t see why he would have any problems with it.

Mm, well, maybe he doesn’t, but I do. Look, I want my wife out of prison more than anything, especially now that I’ve found out that she’s been transferred to solitary confinement for getting into a fight with another inmate. But I also want her alive. And even with both of them in a supermax, Clyde still found a way to hurt Gabi. So if I turn on him again, there’s no telling what he may do. I’m not willing to take that risk.

Even if that means that this is your only chance to get Gabi released?

Yeah, except, uh, maybe it’s not.

What? What do you mean? What else do you have in mind? [suspenseful music]


Chanel and Johnny are leaving Salem?

Moving to LA, , miles away. Damn. Why couldn’t this director shoot his movie in Chicago, right?

[laughs] Well, Chicago’s not exactly Hollywood.

Good enough for Oprah.

Let me guess. Someone thinks Johnny’s film should be shot in Chicago?

Oh! Lani. Oh, my darling girl! Oh!

Hi, Mama. I missed you so much.

Hey.

And you too, Dad.

[laughs] Oh, sweetheart!

Eli, I’ve missed you, guys.

Same here, same here.

And where are my adorable little niece and nephew?

They’re taking a nap in the back, but when they wake up, they’re gonna be excited to see you.

Happy Anniversary, you two.

Oh, thank you. Thank you so much. Thank you for coming.

Of course.

Yes. Yes, thank you. Oh, oh. And I just–oh. [laughs] I’m just so glad to see you. I’m thrilled to see you and Eli and the twins. [laughs] Oh, I have missed you all so much.

Oh, Mama, we missed you too. And you had us worried. I hear that you’re getting some trouble from some “concerned citizens.”

Ugh, the Concerned Citizens of Salem, CCS. They brought a petition to the city council to have me recalled as mayor.

Well, look, let’s not dwell on politics. Today is about family.

Mm-hmm-hmm-hmm. [knocking on door]

Oh, and speaking of family, that has got to be my husband.

Hey! Happy Anniversary. And Happy Juneteenth.

Well, thank you. Thank you, Johnny.

You got it, yeah. And, dude, Lani, Eli, Chanel texted me and said you guys were here. I’m so happy to see you.

So good to see you, and congratulations on the job and the little baby.

Thank you. Thank you very much. And where are the little ones?

Oh, they’re taking a nap.

Now, Johnny DiMera, some present that you’re giving me, moving my daughter and unborn grandchild halfway around the world.

You know that California is not that far away.

He’s right, and we’re gonna have one hell of a guest room.

You damn well better.

Look, thank you guys for– for throwing this party for us, seriously. It means a lot.

Well, how can I not give my baby and her hubby and my grandbaby a big send-off? Like Abe said, this is–this is a day to celebrate family, and I am very grateful to have mine all under one roof, even if it is just for today.

Well, I am– [clears throat] I’m actually glad to hear you say that because I’m hoping you won’t mind that I actually asked someone from my family to join us.

Oh, who would that be?

Well, I was talking to my dad earlier, uh, telling him about Chanel’s and my move to LA. And then I told him that I was coming here, to this party, and he asked if he could come.

Ah. Uh, and you couldn’t tell him no? Understand.

He’s parking the car now.

Actually, I’m here. Is there any room at your table for me, Madame Mayor? [gentle music]

Look, if I had a plan to get Gabi out of prison, I wouldn’t be standing here talking to you about yours, now would I?

But you just said that–

The point is, I’m not willing to do what you’re asking, Detective. I have no interest getting involved with Clyde Weston again.

Okay, I don’t understand. You and I both know that Trask is holding Gil’s black book hostage, and without that to clear Gabi’s name, we need something from Clyde.

Okay. I get that. I do. But I am not willing to get involved with Weston again.

All right. Listen, Stefan, I know how much you miss your wife and how desperate you are to get her out of prison, which makes me think that you do have something planned and you just don’t want to tell me about it.

[chuckles]

Look at our kids. They make such a great team, don’t they?

Yes, yes, they do.

Mm. And bless your daughter’s loyal heart. She’s giving up a lot to help my son chase his dreams.

Mm, I’m glad you appreciate that.

And Johnny does too. And I think it’s so lovely that we can put aside our differences and all come together as a family to help send them off.

By ourdifferences, you mean my pending recall?

That is what I mean, yes. Oh, and to give you an update, those concerned citizens are getting rather restless.

It’s funny how those concerned citizens only became concerned after you lost your job.

Mm, and tell me, EJ, would they be just as concerned about a disgraced DA reclaiming his office?

Oh, I was hardly disgraced. You fired me because of a conflict of interest, which no longer exists, by the way, because I’m no longer in charge of my family business.

Oh, no? Well, why is that?

Those idiots on the board put my sister Kristen in charge of the company. Ergo, you now have a perfectly legitimate reason to reinstate me into my former position.

Perfectly legitimate, otherwise known as blackmail.

Mm, oh, I’d like to think of it as quid pro quo.

I would like to tell you where you can stick your quid.

And your quo.

Is everything okay?

Okay. Let’s see what it is. [enigmatic music]


It’s just an empty room.

Wait.

Could that be Abigail?

Is it?

I don’t know. [mysterious music]

I can’t see her face.

Yeah, I know. Neither can I.

Play it again.


Some other way of getting Gabi out– [chuckles] And what would that be? Because like you just said, without that black book that Melinda Trask is holding, there’s no way of getting Gabi out of prison.

There’s no legal way.

Oh.

But come on. You’re a DiMera. You’re not gonna let a little thing like the law stop you. You’re gonna bust her out of prison, aren’t you?

I would be lying if I said that that thought hadn’t crossed my mind, but I decided against it.

Well, I’m glad to hear it.

Yeah.

But you have something planned.

Okay.

I am sure of it.

Even if I was planning something, don’t you think the less you know, the better?

Maybe. So you don’t want any help from the cops?

[snickers] The cops? You know, the last time I got help from the cops, my wife ended up in prison for a crime she didn’t commit. So thanks, but no thanks. [tense music]


Oh. Abe and Paulina were just giving me a hard time about Johnny taking Chanel to California, but the way I see it, my son is chasing his dreams. Chanel supports that, and so do I. And to lessen the sting a little bit, I want you all to know that the DiMera jet will be at your disposal to fly to Los Angeles whenever you wish.

That’s very generous of you.

I know. We’re family now.

All right. Uh, well, Paulina, look, I didn’t mean to intrude, I just wanted to say goodbye.

What? You and Lani just got here.

No. Lani, she’s gonna stay. I’m gonna take the twins to go see Julie. Y’all know what would happen if we didn’t stop by.

Ah, yes, I do.

All right. I’m gonna go get them now.

Mm.

And soon we’ll be sharing a grandchild. So in the interest of, shall we say, family harmony, I think it’s best that we dispense with this ugly business, don’t you? Well, are you going to call Melinda Trask and give her her walking papers so I can tear up this recall petition? Or am I going to have to use what we DiMeras call tough love to get my way?

Eli! Eli. It’s so wonderful to see ya.

Same here. I missed you so much.

Oh, honey. I missed you too and Lani and the twins–

Yes.

And uh– I see we’re studying the family picture gallery.

Yeah, I’m shocked they’re all still there. You didn’t lose a single one in the fire, huh?

We lost every single one. Amazingly, Jack scanned them all once upon a time somewhere, and we have digital copies of everything.

Oh, thank God for that.

Yeah. Honey bun, what are you doing here?

Well, we came to Salem to celebrate Juneteenth.

Of course.

And of course to celebrate–

Abe and Paulina’s wedding anniversary.

Yeah.

You brought my great-grandbabies, I hope.

Of course I did. They’re, uh, in the kitchen with Doug, and he is showing ’em where you hide the chocolate chip cookies.

We do not hide chocolate chip cookies in this house. They’re open for everyone to have right beside Grandma Alice’s donuts.

Great. Well, there goes their appetite for dinner.

[laughs]

So I heard you were in Chicago.

Yeah. Uh, Doug must have told you.

He did.

Mm-hmm. Well, I had some… some serious issues to deal with.

Well, I hope you dealt with it successfully?

Honestly, I have no idea. [intriguing music] [siren wails]

Hey, Chad, what can I do for you?

I need to see Clyde, uh, right now.

Well, you just missed him. Prison transport just picked him up about minutes ago.

Okay, when’s he gonna be there?

I’m not sure, but it’s a supermax prison, and he’s not allowed any visitors. Sorry.


[approaching footsteps]

Ah. Just in time. I think I’m gonna call Nicole tell her the truth about little Jude– you know, that Eric Brady is her baby daddy. Shall I, uh, put it on speaker?

That won’t be necessary. [phone beeps] Oh. That’s probably the news you’ve been waiting for. I’ve been reinstated as Salem’s district attorney.

Oh-ho-ho! Congratulations. And I assume your first order of business will be–

Will be to reopen Gabriella’s case so that justice may be done.


I’m very sorry, Miss Trask, but, you know, you serve at the pleasure of the mayor, which happens to be yours truly.

Mama, we’re about to blow out the candles.

I know I talked you into the position, but I’m afraid there is just no way you’re gonna talk me into taking it back. Now, my decision is final. Uh–you know, I’m sure we can find another place for you down at city hall. I have a spot to head up the sanitation. So, um, how does that sound? Hell–hello? Melinda? Ugh. Oh! [laughs] Oh, I’m here, I’m here.

Finally.

Oh.

Mm. Uh-oh.

Okay. Oh. Happy Anniversary! Happy Juneteenth! Bon voyage. [laughs] Uh, don’t you think that’s enough candles? I mean, you’re gonna set off the alarm. I’ll have to deal with the fire marshal.

No more city visits today, all right?

Mm-hmm.

It was my last chance to bake for you guys, so I got a little carried away.

Oh, well, I could have just ordered another cake or three.

You think it would have been as good as mine?

No.

No way.

Not a chance, uh-uh.

Okay, I’ll make it unanimous, but, you know, Juneteenth cake with a candle, that’s a bit untraditional.

Well, then, let’s make it a new tradition.

Well, you know, I agree with my wife. I think that we should do something else to honor this day.

Hmm?

I think I know of a– of a poem…

Uh-oh.

Ooh.

That will be perfect for this occasion.

“We Rose.”

All right. That’s it, yes, yes. So who would like to read it?

Well, no, no. I think it’s all on you, Abraham. It’s all you. [soft music]

[chuckles] “We Rose” by Kristina Kay. “From Africa’s heart, we rose, “Already a people, “Our faces ebony, our bodies lean, “We rose, “Skills of art, life, beauty, and family, “Crushed by forces we knew nothing of, “We rose, “Survive we must, “We did, “We rose, “We rose to be you, we rose to be me, “And above everything expected, we rose, “To become the knowledge we never knew, “We rose, “Dream, we did, Act, we must.”


Hmm. Well, uh–okay.

Okay.

All right.

Not bad. [laughter]


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[jazzy music]


[phone rings]

Dr. Evans.

Dr. Evans, it’s Leo Stark.

Leo? Is everything all right?

I don’t know. See, I had this dream last night, and let me tell you, it was wild. I’m in bed with both of the Kelce brothers, you know, the football players, and there’s this Taylor Swift song playing, and then–

Leo, I gave you my card to make appointments, not to interpret your dreams.

Isn’t that what shrinks do?

During sessions, yes. Leo, in the future, please don’t use this number unless it’s an actual emergency.


[knock at door]


I’ve got somebody here. I’ve got to go. I will see you at your next session.

But, Dr. Evans, wait.

[line clicks and beeps]

Hello. [groans]

I’m sorry about that. Please, take a seat.

Thank you. [sighs]

Are you all right? John and Brady both told me about the– well, the mess with Konstantin.

Yeah, yeah, it was pretty intense. Luckily everybody’s safe. I just don’t really want to talk about that today, though.

All right. What do you want to talk about?

Well, I’m not sure if Brady happened to have filled you in about Theresa and me.

No.

OK. Yeah, this might take a while.

[dramatic music]


[sighs] Stop looking at me like that. [sighs] Yes, I know what I did to Brady wasn’t fair. And in a perfect world, we would– we would be together, but… how many times has that ended in disaster?


So I’ve decided to take the safer bet, and I’m going with your heir.


Yes.


[sighs] Yes, I know that Alex isn’t really your son, but after what Xander did to me, that son of a bitch deserves to get screwed.

Is that a fact?


[sighs] Ah. Sarah.

Hey, Mom.

Ooh. What’s going on? What time is it?

It’s morning.

I slept all night?

Mm-hmm. Yeah, the sedative I gave you really knocked you out.

Sedative?

Mm-hmm.

Why did I–


Oh, my God. Oh, my God.


Konstantin… he admitted that he had Victor’s plane sabotaged.

Mm-hmm. Yeah. And you were in shock, and you needed rest.

That awful man, I knew he was a liar. I knew he was a con man. Please, would you please tell me he’s locked in prison?

No…he’s not.

What?

Konstantin is dead, Mom.


What? What happened?


I happened.


You son of a bitch. Abby’s dead. Doesn’t make any rational sense that she would still be alive.

Not everything in this world makes sense.


Do you think it could be true?

Well, Clyde said it was true that Abigail was alive. I know you. You’re not gonna give up hope until you’re sure she isn’t out there somewhere.

I just pray we get the answers we need today.

Chad…[clears throat] I’m afraid it can’t happen today.


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You killed Konstantin?

With the gun he intended for John to use to kill you. I think there’s a certain poetic justice in that, don’t you?


You’re– you’re sure that he’s really gone?

No, he’s dead, Mom. Xander had no choice but to shoot him. Konstantin was gonna kill Theresa.


You said Xander deserved to be screwed.

Did I?

You did. You–were you talking about him being screwed by the cops?

The cops?

For shooting Konstantin.

[gasps] Oh, yeah, exactly.

Listen. OK. You can’t really want him to go down for killing the man who was attempting to strangle you, right?

Well, the DA said that they’re not gonna press charges, so really, what does it matter what I think?


But it matters what old Vic thinks?

I don’t know. I got to go, so see you around.

See you around.


Hmm.


You get the feeling she’s hiding something?


What do you mean we can’t go today? We–the DiMera jet’s fueled up, ready to go. We got the safe deposit box information from Clyde.

[claps] Today is Juneteenth, federal holiday. Bank’s closed.

No, no, no. I called ahead. The manager’s gonna meet us there even though the branch is closed. We’re good.

Oh. What a clever DiMera you are. I don’t think I could have waited one more day to see what’s in that box.

Same.

[sighs] It’s been almost impossible to keep this all a secret from Jennifer and Jack.

Yeah.

Did someone say my name?


Jack, you’re here!

So it seems.

Oh, oh, honey.

Oh.

Well, we’re so glad to see you.

It’s so wonderful to see you, Julie. And, Chad…

Hey.

Oh.

How you doing, Jack?

Oh, I’m good. I’m better.

We weren’t expecting you.

Well, I’m sorry I just let myself in. I thought everybody would be at the Juneteenth celebration.

Don’t have to apologize. This is your home. It will always be your home.

Doug’s actually getting the kids ready to go to the park.

But you’re not going?

I’m just not really in a festive mood today.

Yeah. I hear you. I mean… the anniversaries don’t get much easier, do they?

No, they don’t.

[sighs]

How are you and Jennifer doing?

Well, we got through yesterday. But last night, I couldn’t sleep. Just : a.m., hopped in the car, started driving. And… I just wanted to feel closer to Abigail, that’s all.

We understand. We’re glad you’re here, darling.

I also thought I’d have a chat with Rafe, see what the police are doing to make sure that her killer is locked up for good.

[sighs]

Right, well, he’s– Clyde’s actually gonna be facing a number of new charges now that he’s captured.

Oh. I also heard that they’ve upped the charge to murder one now that he’s finally admitted that Abigail’s death was premeditated. So did he–did he say anything more when he confessed?

[dramatic music]

Nothing important, no.


What was that?

What was what?

What?

That, that–that look. Are you keeping something from me?

[scoffs] Why would you ask that?

I don’t know. Call it reporter’s instinct.


Also, I happened to walk in and overheard you saying something about a secret that… was almost impossible to keep from Jennifer myself.

Oh. Secret? [chuckles]

Something about a box that you can’t wait to open.


I don’t understand. Why did Xander need to save Theresa from Konstantin? [phone ringing]

Sorry.

Oh.

It’s the hospital. I’m so sorry. I have to take it.

Sure.

[sighs]

What happened with Theresa, Xander?


Konstantin took Theresa hostage at gunpoint after he shot Steve.

Oh, God.

No, it’s OK.

Oh, God.

Theresa’s fine. So is Steve. Alex and Brady caught up with Konstantin outside of the mausoleum.

Mm.

But they couldn’t get a clean shot. And then when Theresa tried to fight back, Konstantin started strangling her.

No.

Yes.


So I– I grabbed a gun and shot him.


Well, it sounds like you didn’t have any choice.

No, Maggie. I had a choice.


I took your advice. I told Theresa that I was still seeing Kristen.

How did she react?

Not well. She said that if she and I weren’t gonna be exclusive, then she was going to try and rekindle things with Brady.

I see.

Yeah, and then Kristen broke things off with me. And when I told Theresa that Kristen and I were through, she pretty much dropped Brady like a hot potato.


Really?

Yeah.

But then Brady and I talked it through. And he said that it was probably for the best, that apparently him and Theresa had been pretty toxic. And then after I saw her in danger like that… that fear of almost losing her… I just realized how much she means to me.


And now I am fully committed. [chuckles]


Why do you think you weren’t fully committed before?


I don’t know. I guess maybe part of me felt like I couldn’t trust her, not completely, because of her past…


Because of my money.

Oh. And now?


Ooh, Dr. Evans has a cancellation today? Yes, yes, sign me up. OK, thanks so much. I’ll see you then.


Hey, Theresa Donovan.


New Year’s Eve. You were wearing a cape.

I was wearing a fabulous cape. Lady Whistleblower, aka Leo Stark, aka Matthew Cooper.

Right. Leo/Matty. Ho-ho, I have heard plenty about you.

Likewise. Care to join me?

For what?

Company. I’m also hoping I can get an exclusive interview.

About what?

The news of the day, that’s what. Why don’t you tell me, what is your special connection with Konstantin Meleounis?


A box?

I know.

A box.

[laughs] I know.

What?

It’s this. This is the time capsule that Grandma and Grandpa put together in, what, , I think. We found it behind the mantel after the fire. I’ve been trying everything to get it open. No luck.

Well, that’s hardly a secret. Jennifer told me all about it.

Oh, she did?

Oh.

Oh, gosh. Thomas and Charlotte wanted it to be a surprise. Oh, aren’t they gonna be happy to see you?

Oh, not as happy as I am to see them.

Go say hi. They’re upstairs.

All right, I will. Jeez, it’s just so great to see the two of you.

Same here, same here.

All right. [tense music]

Oh, boy.

Oh, boy. Oh, boy. That was close.

How are we gonna explain going to Chicago? I can’t wait another day.

[sighs]

Excuse me. The only connection that I have to Konstantin is that that psycho tried to kill me.

See, that’s just it.

What’s just it?

Well, there has to be a reason that of all the people at the wedding that he did know, you’re the one he chose to take hostage.

[sighs] Well, maybe that’s just because I was the one standing closest to him.

Maybe. I also heard his last words were something about an enemy in our midst.

OK, look, Konstantin is dead, OK? And that was a super awful, traumatic experience, and that’s all I have to say about it.

OK, well, that wasn’t as juicy as I’d hoped, but hey, maybe… you want to talk about a sexier topic.

Sexier?

The sexiest of all, Alex Kiriakis.

What about him?

Well, he happens to be the most eligible bachelor in the state, super hot, super rich. I’m assuming he just didn’t fall out of the sky into your lap… or vice versa.

What are you saying?

[chuckles] I just think that Lady Whistleblower’s readers would love to hear your tips on how to score a ticket to the Kiriakis fortune.


Theresa and I had an honest discussion about it, about my sense that she was hiding something from me.

And what did she say?

She said she wasn’t. [chuckles]

Do you believe her? [dramatic music]

[sighs] Look, I know you’ve had a terrible history with Theresa yourself, and Brady warned me about her too. I guess that’s– that’s been in the back of my head this whole time.


Alex… trust is a vital component to any relationship. So if you’re thinking about getting serious with Theresa–

No, no, we already are serious.


And to be honest with you, after staring death in the face yesterday, it just made me realize it’s time to count my blessings. It is time for me to settle down with somebody I love.


And I think Theresa could be… the one.


[sighs] When Konstantin was… strangling Theresa, all I saw was the man who had just confessed to bringing down that plane, to murdering Uncle Victor. It was rage, Maggie. He tried to kill you. He kidnapped Victoria.


But he had just dropped his gun. And I had Brady and Alex right there. We– we could have taken him down and… held him there until the police arrived.


I didn’t have to shoot him, and I certainly didn’t have to shoot to kill. But I did.


It sounds like– are you feeling guilty about it?


No. I’m glad the bastard’s dead.


Hey, you been up to see your mom?

Yes. I was just up there.

Good. How’s she doing?

She’s doing much better. Just broke the news that Konstantin is dead.

Wow. Imagine, all those weeks, we were so worried about him pulling the wool over her eyes, and she was, all that time, plotting his downfall.

Yeah. You know, sometimes I forget that my mom is a certified badass.

[chuckling] Oh. Amen, sister. [laughter] Well, now that their sham of a wedding is over, I’m sure it’ll cheer her up to know that it’s full steam ahead with your wedding.

I mean, it certainly cheers me up.

Yeah. Well, I hope so. Oh, speaking of which, did you ever hear back from Xander’s mom?

No. [sighs] No, she never responded to my voicemail. [phone ringing]

Sorry. If my resident calls me one more time, I’m gonna absolutely lose my mind. Oh, my God.

Hmm? [suspenseful music] It’s Xander’s mother.


We really need to go soon. [dramatic music]

Ah.

[sighs]

Hey.

Jack, are you all right?

Yeah, I’m OK. I’m just– Thomas, he–

Jack.

He said you told him that Abigail was alive.


Jack, I–

Alive in all our hearts, I know. I know. I know. It’s just that I– she just–she feels so present to me right now, right now, right here in this house.

I feel the same way as you do.

We all do.


Well, I’m gonna go see Rafe. And I’ll let you know what he says.

Thank you.

All right. OK.

Hey. Good to see you, Jack.

It’s good to see you. Oh.

[laughs]

Good to see you.

Bye.

All right.


I really hate lying to him.

Oh, so do I. But by the end of today, we’ll know one way or the other.

Let’s go.

You are doing excellent work.

Yeah. [chuckles] Really? You approve of my choices?

Oh. I approve of you getting in touch with your feelings, and I approve of the way that you are communicating.

Thank you. I am trying.

You’re doing more than trying. You’ve been expressing your– your thoughts, your feelings, and your needs. And I get the sense that you’re doing the same thing with your– your partner.

Yeah. [chuckles] Could I maybe just ask you one thing?

Of course.

[sighs] You’ve known Theresa for a long time. I mean, she was your daughter-in-law.

Right.

Do you think I should trust her?


You know, what I think really is irrelevant.


And it would be inappropriate of me to say anything at all.

Yeah.

The important thing is that you have to decide whether or not you can trust her.


Are you somehow suggesting that I made Alex fall for me?

I didn’t say that. Are you saying that?

No. And just for your information, he and I started dating before anyone even knew that he was Victor’s son.

Well, it’s not like he was working as a barista.

Yeah, well, there’s a difference between being rich and being Kiriakis heir rich.

True. And there’s a difference between being hot and being sizzling hot, which that dude certainly is, so it’s no surprise that you would want to, you know, jump his bones. Not to mention you are quite easy on the eyes yourself.


Although I’m certain you would look better as a brunette or at least if you toned down some of this blonde brassiness. Oh, maybe some lowlights.

Are you seriously giving me hair advice right now?

Well, I did work at a salon in the aughts, The Best Little Hairhouse in Horseheads. Horseheads is a town in upstate New York. Got its name from a bunch of severed horseheads. Anyway, I liked that job, but the clientele was bitchy and kind of shallow. Oh, and the fumes from the hair dye gave me vertigo. But I digress.

Yeah, you do.

OK, wait, wait, wait. So are you willing to say on record that this thing between you and Alex K. is a real love connection and has nothing to do with his oodles of money?

Why is that so hard to believe?

[scoffs]

Love is love, right? You know, word on the street is that you and Mr. Dimitri Von whatever-his-name-is were the real deal. Was that about money?

Not for me, it wasn’t.

Mm.

For me, it was true love.

What happened?

Well, for– OK, time-out, time-out. I’m the one doing the interviewing.

I never agreed to be interviewed.

OK, fine. Not like I’m judging you either way.


As a matter of fact, your… scrappiness, your feistiness, that daredevil-y look in your eye, you remind me of a friend who moved away recently.

Oh. Classic beauty, was she?

Inside and out, though she had a better accent, better hair. Same attitude, though.

And that’s a good thing?

Yeah, yeah, it is. See, I miss her something terrible. And being with you is… [sighs] Kind of comforting.

Aw.

[chuckles]

I so wish I could say the same.

OK. [phone beeps] Oh.

What is that?

That means it’s time for my shrink appointment. Got to get in touch with the feely-feels. Catch you later, T.


[sighs] [phone ringing]

[sighs] Hello. Yes, this is Sarah Horton. Hi. I’m so glad that you called. I assume you got my voicemail. OK.


Oh, OK. Yeah. Well, I’m sorry to hear that. OK. Mm-hmm. All right. Goodbye.

Oh, my God, honey. What was that about? Doesn’t she want to come to your wedding? Doesn’t she want to even meet her granddaughter?


I don’t know. The woman who called wasn’t Xander’s mom.


I’m sorry, Maggie. I know you– you did care about Konstantin once upon a time.

No, no, no. I never despised anyone more than that man. I am so glad that he’s rotting in hell. My only regret… is that I’m not the one that pulled the trigger.


[knock at door]

Knock, knock.

Oh. [laughs]

You don’t have to say “knock, knock” and knock on the door at the same time.

Oh, good point. OK, well, I made an appointment, so here I am.

Ooh. We are making progress now.

[laughs] Also, I’ve been considering what is and isn’t an emergency. Sexual dreams, not an emergency, unless, of course, you wake up from those dreams with a compulsion to do something stupid and/or humiliating, which has been the case for me in the past. But I think I’m learning a little self-control in my dotage.

You’re not in your dotage.

[laughs] Well, not exactly knee-high to a grasshopper anymore either. Anyway, our last conversation made me realize something, Dr. Evans, and… that is that I am pathologically lonely and I hate it. I have a million acquaintances, platonic and otherwise, but… I have kept everything superficial with everyone. [dramatic music] Well, except for the best friend I’ve ever had, but… talking about her is much too painful. And if I told you how I betrayed her for Dimitri, I think you would hate me.


You–you think of Dimitri as your true love?

Only that wasn’t real either, obviously, since he broke up with me in a poorly written, schmaltzy letter, no less. Maybe I deserve it.


No one deserves to be alone.

[sighs] How do I get past this feeling, this feeling that nobody is ever going to love the real me?


At the risk of sounding trite, you have to begin by loving yourself. That comes before anybody loves you or you love anybody else.


[chuckles] Did you get that from RuPaul?

What?

Well, it’s kind of the whole message of “RuPaul’s Drag Race.”

Oh. Oh, RuPaul. Oh. No, I’ve never seen that show, but I–but I do enjoy him.

Ah! Well, we are going to have to remedy that immediately, as long as we skip over the Jackie Cox season, ugh. Anyway, are you saying that you think you could help me, Dr. Evans, learn to love myself at least a little bit?


If that wasn’t Xander’s mom, then who was it?

She didn’t say, just that she’s had the number for years.

[scoffs] How long has it been since Xander talked to his mom?

It’s been a long time. [sighs]

OK. Wow. Does he have any other way of contacting her? Social media? Snail mail? Carrier pigeon?

[chuckles] No. Xander said that he doesn’t know where she is or what she’s been up to.

Oh, honey, then I guess she’s not coming to the wedding.

I guess not.


Mm, God help me for what I just said.

Oh, Maggie. I’d be more worried if you didn’t feel that way about Konstantin after what he did to you and Victor.

Please tell me that you’re not gonna have to face any charges for the shooting.

No. Trask accepted that I was defending Theresa’s life, so… I got away with it.

Mm. None of us got away with this unscathed.

I know. And your beloved Victor is still gone.


Xander… I want to thank you for your devotion to your uncle, my husband. He always didn’t treat you very kindly.


But, you know, I– I don’t think he would have been as hard on you if you hadn’t reminded him so much of himself.


Do you really think so?


You see, he didn’t have the opportunity to raise Bo, and he was ill for most of Philip’s childhood. So he decided to compensate for those lost years with Alex by making him his heir.


But, Xander, you…


You were the one who never– you never left, and he knew that. [sighs] So in many ways, you were closer to him than his own sons.


Hi, beautiful.

Hey, handsome. [light music] How was seeing Marlena?

[sighs]

Should my ears have been burning?

[chuckles] I may have mentioned you or our relationship once or twice, yeah.

I’m sure Marlena already got the negative spin from Brady.

No, no, no. Brady’s fine. I talked to him last night.


You did? He is?

Yeah. He said that things worked out probably the best way they could have, considering that the two of you have never really been good for each other.


Right. Yeah. Of course he would say that. [clears throat]


So what did Marlena have to say about the whole situation? Did she warn you to stay away from me? [chuckles]

Mm.

I mean, given that I almost killed her husband, I wouldn’t expect her to be impartial.

No. Actually, she told me that I needed to be honest with myself and how I feel and…to say what is.


What is?

Yeah. So, Theresa, I just want to say…


I love you.


[light music]

Did you just say–

I love you? I believe I did.

[sighs] Do you really mean that?

Yes, Theresa, I mean– I mean it, yes. We’re not just sleeping together. We’re not just living together. We’ve been through a lot together.


[sighs] But you were just with Kristen and– I’m sorry, I know that the appropriate response would just be to say it back to you.

No, there’s no pressure. You don’t have to. I know you were just with Brady, so…

I want to say it back.


Yeah?

Yeah.


[sighs] I love you too, Alex. I really do.


Hey. How’s my mom?

Oh, she’s getting dressed. She’ll be down soon.

How does she seem?

She’s remarkably strong. I’m just glad this nightmare is over for– for all of us.

Yeah, me too.

Something wrong?

Yeah, actually. That number that you gave me for your mom belongs to someone else.

Oh.

So unless you have some other way of getting ahold of her…

It’s all right. You know I had mixed feelings about seeing her again anyway. Maybe this is for the best.

Yeah, maybe. [dramatic music]

Sarah, darling.


As long as I’m marrying you, the love of my life…


The day will be perfect. And Maggie’s always been more of a mother to me than my mum ever was.


[somber music]


[sighs] Konstantin is dead, Victor.


You can finally rest in peace, my love.


Leo, I can definitely help you. We discussed that last time you were here. But you have to be willing to– to put in consistent work over a period of time.

Oh, I will, definitely. Just out of curiosity, how much time are we talking? A month? A century?

Look, there are just no guarantees here, no timelines. But I should remind you that your mother spent your entire life telling you that you were unlovable. So we have to stop hearing her voice. We have to undo those words. And we have to make you understand and believe that you are eminently lovable. [dramatic music]

I want to say that to her face, tell her that I am not only lovable. I am eminently lovable, damn it. [chuckles]

You are.


Thank you.


[sighs] So when can I see you again?

Well– oh, my secretary has my schedule. I’ll get it. I’ll be right back. Excuse me.


[exhales heavily] [line rings]

Hi, I was wanting to visit one of your prisoners. It’s my mother. What are Statesville’s visiting hours?


[light country music]

Bonnie.

Jack. Oh, my God. I didn’t know you were in town.

It is so good to see you.

Oh, same. Oh, same.

[laughs]

Oh. I heard they captured Clyde. Must be a relief.

It is. It is.

[sighs] Let’s hope that son of a bitch never gets out again.

Rafe said that he will be in solitary for the rest of his life. So he will never have the opportunity to snuff out another life the way he did to Abigail.


Oh, Jack.

This is it.

Well, what do you suppose Clyde stashed in the safety deposit box?

I don’t know. Could be nothing, or could be proof that Abby’s alive. [footsteps tapping]

Oh. We’re about to find out.

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THIS STILL NEEDS EXTENSIVE EDITING!

[somber music]

Dad, is it true?

Is what true?

It’s all over social media. They said Konstantin confessed to killing Great-Granddad?

Yeah. Tate, yeah. I’m sorry you had to find out that way. I was going to tell you when I came home.

OK. Is Mom OK? I mean, they said that he took her hostage before he was shot.

Yes, it was scary. She’s fine though. She’s shaken up, but she’s going to be all right.

[sighs] OK. Where is she at? I want to go see her.

Now is probably not a good time.

What? Why would now not be a good time?

Because, Tate, at this time, I think she has company.


How you feeling?

I’m just a little sore.

Yeah. That’s understandable.

It turns out that bodies aren’t really meant to be dragged around an estate held at gunpoint.

Mm. What hurts? Hm. Is it better? [sultry music]

You know, actually, um, I think it also hurts here just a little bit.

A little bit?

Yeah.

Right here?

Mm-hmm. [sighs] Now that I think about it, I think it’s, um, all over my body kind of soreness. So you should just keep going. I’ll let you know when you miss a spot.


[scoffs] Oh, I swear. These people need to get some action. Oh, they’re so bottled up. Oh, get a life, all of you. Mm. Oh. Oh.

Paulina.

Paulina what?

You are not back on that Concerned Citizens of Salem page, are you? You know, I told you to ignore them.

I am doing something much more constructive than just ignoring them. I’m fighting back.

Oh, how are you going to do that?

I’m writing an op-ed for “The Spectator.”

You sure that’s a good idea?

No, I refuse to lie back and let EJ and his minions run me out of office. Well, let’s see if they just got the guts to print it. It’s the least they can do after all that bad press I’ve been getting from that rag lately.

Huh. [keyboard clacking rapidly]

Hey. Hey.

Oh, hey.

Is it bring your kid to work week again?

Well, I had to finish up an article, and I just couldn’t stand to tear myself away from him, so…

Oh, I know the feeling. Hey, big guy.

I–I’m sorry. I wouldn’t have brought him here if I knew you were going to be here. I thought you had finished up already.

No, it’s fine. You know, in fact, it was hard in the beginning, but now I’m OK, really. I missed him a lot. [soft music]


[sighs] Oh, man. So after all that, EJ isn’t even Jude’s father. [suspenseful music]

Stefan, you and I need to talk.

Funny you should say that, EJ. I was just thinking the same thing.

I just ran into Kristen. She just told me that the board made her the permanent CEO of DiMera.

Oh?

Did you have a hand in this? I know you two have been thick as thieves lately.

No, no, Kristen did this all on her own.

Hmm. What’s with all the money? Are you sure that’s not a big fat thank you from our sister for a job well done?

No, Kristen did give that to me, but it was more of a parting gift.

What’s that mean?

It means that, yes, she did keep that money in the safe in case of emergency. And she did give it to me along with a list of contacts I needed for a job I had to get done. But funny story, turns out I grabbed the wrong envelope. And I think this belongs to you. [dramatic music] [soft orchestration] announcer: Like sands through the hourglass, so are the “Days of Our Lives.”


What is that?

You don’t recognize it? I mean, I assumed that you were the one who put this in the safe, although I can’t begin to fathom why you would be so careless with a secret this big.

What secret?

Oh, EJ. Don’t play dumb.

What the hell are you blathering on about? I don’t know what’s in that envelope, so why don’t you just spell it out for me?

OK. I’ll say it. These are DNA results. And they say that you are not the father of Nicole’s baby, which must mean that Eric Brady is. [tense music]

He looks like he’s gotten bigger since the last time I saw him.

Yeah, I think he’s gained at least pounds since his last appointment. And I am certain that he is going to be crawling in the next few days.

[laughs] I don’t doubt that. He always has that look on his face like he has places to go.

Or trouble to get into.

[laughs] Exactly.

Yeah.

Hey, listen. I’ll let you get back to work. I’m sure you have to get out of here.

Oh, do you have any work you need to do?

Actually, I need something written up so I can get it posted in tomorrow’s paper.

Oh. Was there anything I can help with?

Well, yeah, if you could.

All right. Well, is it a listing? Are you trying to get rid of stuff?

I’m trying to get rid of my wife.


[sighs]

Company, is that code for something?

Yeah, it’s code. Henderson told me that Theresa’s been in Alex’s room for a couple hours. [tense music]

Oh. I’m guessing that you’re not OK with this.

Tate, Tate, Tate. Your mother made her choice, and I’ve accepted it.

Choice? What choice? Wait, are you– between you and Alex?

Uh-uh. Son, I’m not going to talk to you about this, OK?

Oh, my God. Is that why you didn’t come home last night? You were with Mom?

Tate, I’m pretty sure I said I didn’t want to talk about it with you.

Oh, my God. And now she’s with Alex. Is she leading you on? Is that what’s happening?

Tate, Tate. Son, I don’t– buddy, I don’t want to talk to you about this, OK? I’m going to repeat what I said. Your mother made her choice. I’ve accepted it.


[sighs]

You feeling better?

Yeah, much better. Thank you, Alex.

Mm. My pleasure, literally.

No. You mean, thank you for making me feel safe.

I’m sorry about what happened to you today. You must have been terrified.

Yeah, there was some– there was a moment there where… my life flashed before my eyes and… I could see all my mistakes and regrets. And then you came, and you rescued me.

Oh, technically, Xander was the one who saved you.

Oh, God. I don’t want to even give him one ounce of credit. He didn’t care about me. He just wanted Konstantin dead.

Yeah.

And I knew you were there to protect me.

I’m not going to lie. I got a little scared. [tense music] When you started fighting back and Konstantin started losing it, Theresa, I thought he was going to kill you with his bare hands.

Yeah, I know. Definitely felt that way.

It was just so raw, personal.

Personal?

Yeah, just what he said before he went completely berserk, that you had been a thorn in his side since he got to town. What could he have meant by that?


Who knows what that bastard meant? The guy was unhinged. I just don’t think he liked me.

Mm. He hardly knew you.

I tend to evoke strong feelings, especially in men.

[chuckles]

OK, well, still. It’s just the way he said that. That you were a thorn in his side.

[sighs] Well, do you remember on Thanksgiving when I stood up to him when I first met him? He accused me of going after your money. I really let him have it.

I do remember that. Yeah. Maybe that was it. The guy knows how to hold a grudge.

I just don’t want to talk about that horrible person ever again. I just don’t want to. I’m starving.

Yeah. Can’t imagine what you did to work up that appetite.

Oh, come on. Seriously, I haven’t eaten all day.

OK, fine. Do you want me to grab something from the kitchen?

Don’t hate me, but I’m craving a burger and fries from the pub.

Oh. Pub burger it is.

We can order delivery.

No, it’s faster if I go get it. I’ll be right back.

OK.


[sighs]

So if Mom is occupied upstairs with Alex, then what are you doing here?

I was just– I was going to go see Maggie, but she’s on a sedative that Sarah gave her. So I thought I’d make myself useful and clean up a little bit.

Right, but they have staff that does that.

Yes, they do, but sometimes, son, you have to clean up your own messes.

Well, yeah, I guess, but– I don’t know. Isn’t it like torture knowing Mom’s up there with Alex, like–

Yeah, now that you’ve mentioned it a couple times, it’s not very pleasant.

Yeah.

You know what? I have a great idea. Why don’t we get the heck out of here, go to the pub, and get something to eat?

Yeah.

Yeah? All right.

Let’s do it. I just want to leave Mom a note so she knows I was here.

You could text her. That would work just fine.

It would, except I– I don’t know– forgot my phone, so…

Forgot your phone?

Yeah.

I will save us a table then.

Thanks, Dad.

See you there.

Sweet. [melancholy music]

Tate?

Holly. [soft music]

Mm. Ooh. And set.

[chuckles] You know, I am so proud of you for not backing down.

Oh. You sure I’m not just pouring gasoline onto the fire?

Well, you’re not exactly dousing the fire. [chuckles] But your patience and your strength, that’s what the public loves about you. It’s what I love about you.

Oh.

Mwah. [chuckles]

OK, then. No regrets.

No regrets, no regrets. But I do think that it’s a good time for you to just take the night off and relax.

Oh. Well, I appreciate that, Abraham, but I’m not sure if that’s possible. I’m just– [inhales sharply] Ooh, I’m riled up.

Well, you know what? I think that I can help you with that.

Oh. [sniffs] Oh, this is the good stuff–

Mm-hmm.

–that we bought on our winery tour.

Yeah.

I thought we were saving it for a special occasion.

We are. Have you forgotten that it’s our wedding anniversary tomorrow?

Wait. Tomorrow is June ?

It sure is.

Oh. Oh. Between everything going on with Chanel and the recall, oh, I just– I completely forgot. I’m so sorry.

Well, don’t be sorry about that. I mean, we’re still together. So why don’t we just– yeah, just ignore the rest of the world and enjoy our company.

Oh. [chuckling] Abraham Carver.

Mm.

You do come up with the best ideas.

Yeah. [gentle music] [laughter]

So you want to divorce Sloan?

Right.

But since she’s fled town–

I can’t serve her papers.

Right. So you’re going to do this thing called a publication divorce.

I am. I just need to have it posted for the next three weeks in the newspaper.

And if she doesn’t respond?

Then I can have the court enter judgment in my favor.

That’s a smart idea.

Yeah. I wish I could take credit. My lawyer told me about it.

Oh. Who are you using? Belle?

No, EJ. [tense music]

So you found this in the safe?

Mm. I mean, yes. As I mentioned, I was looking for a different envelope, and that one kind of just fell into my lap. Makes me wonder why you put it in there, why you even kept it in the first place.

[sighs] I forgot it was in there.

[chuckles]

What’s in it?

Just everything we need to know about our baby’s genetic makeup all in one document.

You got them to print you out another one?

Yeah, after I lost the last copy.

[chuckles]

But if our baby gets sick, this could prove to be helpful.

True, but there’s another reason to protect this slightly precious document, is it names me as the father of our child. And given that I absolutely adore the mother of our child, it makes me ecstatically happy.

Me too.

Mmm, good.

[chuckles] both: Mm.

I never even got a chance to look at it before Nicole put it in the safe.

Mm.

We had genetic testing on Jude done for peace of mind.

Oh. And you thought I named you as the father.

The issue of paternity had been settled.

Yeah, it makes sense why you would then put it somewhere where anyone in the family could find it. Although… when I told you that I had found it, you seemed pretty upset at yourself for having forgotten that you put it in there. But quite frankly, you didn’t seem at all surprised or devastated to find out that Jude isn’t your flesh and blood, which makes me think, EJ, this isn’t news to you at all. [dramatic music]


The reason it isn’t news to me is that it isn’t news at all. It’s completely fabricated.

So you’re saying the results are fake?

Someone must have planted it as a cruel joke.

OK. You know what then? We will have another test run. I’ll tell you what, I will call Nicole and have her meet us at the hospital.

Don’t. Don’t.

[chuckles] It’s just as I thought. Hey, look at me. How long have you known the truth, EJ?

Why is this any of your damn business?

You know, I have no idea how you even found this out, but I completely understand why you would keep it from Nicole because… we both know that she would dump your sorry ass the second she found out she had a child with the man she truly loves.

Shut your damn mouth.

Gladly, for a price.

[chuckling] Oh. So we’re back to this again, huh?

Hmm?

Blackmail.

Yes. It seems that, EJ, you and I are in a constant state of tug of war. It turns out I got all the leverage this time.

So you hired EJ as your lawyer because you figure he was motivated to stick it to Sloan?

Exactly.

I mean, I don’t get it. Is it because she stole his son and hit him over the head with a flower pot?

You know he’s thin-skinned.

Yes, that is EJ all right. Wow. After all these years, you two actually have something in common.

Actually, the main reason why EJ and I never really got along is because of what we already have in common.

Oh, right. Good point. [sighs]

Mmm. No one looked more handsome in a suit.

Oh. You know, you were just radiant in that wedding dress.

Mm. I did have a glow about me.

Oh, yeah, yeah. Brighter than the sun itself. [chuckles]

Oh, that’s because I was so in love with the groom.

Oh.

Still am, by the way.

Mm. I am so happy that I got all those– all those precious memories came back to me.

Mm.

And to have those– those wonderful moments back with each other. [both chuckling]

Oh. Can’t say that that day ended well. Mm, Lani turning herself in for shooting TR.

Yeah, no, that didn’t go the way we wanted it to go.

Mm-mm. But I am so proud of her. Oh, and I thank the Lord that she finished her sentence and she’s back home with her wonderful husband and those precious babies.

Yeah. We have so much to celebrate, so much. I mean, not just our anniversary, but also Juneteenth. [melancholy music]

That’ll always be a special day in our family. But unfortunately this year, it’s not all going to be sunshine and roses.


Hey.

Alex. I didn’t expect to see you here.

No? Why not? You don’t think the good old Brady pub is upscale enough for me now?

No, I was at the mansion, and I heard that you were holed up in your room with Theresa.

We were together, yeah.

Yeah.

But then we got hungry, and I offered to forage for sustenance.

Very good. Well, don’t let me keep your girlfriend waiting.

Brady, hang on a sec.

Yeah.

Maybe you and I should clear the air about Theresa.

It’s really good to see you.

Yeah, you too. I didn’t know you were going to be here today.

Yeah. I came to check on my mom.

I heard what happened. Is she OK?

Yeah. She’s fine. Thank you. Did you come to see your grandma?

Did you get to talk to her?

I didn’t, but my dad said she’s upstairs resting. Sarah gave her something to help her sleep.

Oh. Well, that’s good. [melancholy music]

Yeah.

It kind of feels like forever since we hung out last.

Yeah. I know. I’m supposed to meet my dad at the pub.

Oh. If you must go.

No. No. I would much rather stay here with you.

Cool. [laughs]

Cool. So… prom, that’s tomorrow.

Yeah, and I’m kind of still grounded. But it doesn’t matter because your parents are chaperoning. So don’t think we’d be able to hang out anyways.

Yeah, well, I’m actually working on a way for us to be together tomorrow.

Really?

Mm-hmm.

Tell me all about it. Wait, not yet. [romantic music]

What’s going on here? [tense music]


Damn it, Tate. I thought your father and I made it very clear you are not to see her anymore.

Yeah, you made it really clear.

And yet here you are together.

Mom, relax. We just ran into each other.

Look, I just came to see my grandma. I had no idea Tate was going to be here, so…

Yeah, and I’m just here to see you.

Came in and we said hello. That’s all.

Oh, great. So now you can say goodbye.

Mom, come on. You don’t have to be rude to her.

Rude? Do I need to remind you that this one let you rot in juvie for something that you didn’t do?

What are you talking about? She apologized for that.

You know what? Yeah, I should probably leave. Bye, Tate.

Bye.

[mockingly] Bye.

I mean, seriously, what is your problem?

My problem is that she is not good for you. She’s hurt you once already. She’s going to hurt you again.

Oh, really? Oh, wow. OK, you mean the same way that you hurt Dad?


Look, Brady, I know things have been a little weird since I walked in on you and Theresa in bed.

Yeah, especially since she set the whole thing up, Alex. And I should have known that she was using me.

I’m sorry that happened. And actually, it’s partly my fault.

Which part?

Theresa trying to get back at me for sending her mixed signals.

You’re referring to hooking up with Kristen, right?

[clears throat] Yeah. Yeah, commitment hasn’t really been my strong suit in the past. But Kristen and I are completely over now, Brady, I’m telling you. And I have realized that Theresa is the woman I want to be with.

[sighs] Well, Alex, that’s good. Because apparently, she feels the same way.

What about you? Are you cool with that?


Well, if we’re going to get your divorce notice in before the end of the day, we better get it up in the system.

Yeah. Great. Thank you.

OK, so do you know what your post is supposed to say?

Yeah. You know what? I’ll send it to you right now. EJ prepared a template.

Oh, yeah. OK. [phone beeping] Oh.

Yeah.

Jeez, that’s so formal. I don’t know. Maybe we can make it a little fun?

Fun?

Mm-hmm.

[chuckles] You mean like an illustration?

No, no. Maybe you, you know, can express how you really feel. For instance, like, Dear Sloan Petersen, you suck. Sincerely, Eric Brady.

No. That’s not going to work.

All right, all right. How about this?

Do I even want to know?

You know, just trying to give it a little pizzazz. [chuckles]

You can’t write that for the newspaper.

Why, too obscene?

No comment.

[chuckles] Well, it’s kind of true, right? [both chuckling]

OK.

All right. Let me try one more thing. How about this? Dear you miserable lying slut–

No. No.

Nobody in Salem likes you.

No, no, no, no. Delete that right now before HR sees that. What are you trying to do, get canceled, Nicole?

Oh, you can’t cancel me.

No?

Once a priest, always a priest. [keyboard clacking] [chuckles]

What exactly do you want from me this time?

Isn’t that obvious? [dramatic music] I want Gabi out of prison.

[scoffs] You remember that I’m no longer the DA thanks to you.

[chuckles] I remember.

Mm. Then how the hell am I supposed to get her conviction overturned? And I assume you’ve already exhausted any and all leads.

Oh, I admit I was banking on the fact that Clyde would confirm Gil Carter as Li’s killer, but it turns out that’s a no go.

Hmm. Well, you can always bust her out of prison.

[chuckles]

You actually considered it?

What do you think all the cash and the list of contacts was for? But now that these DNA results have fallen into my hands, turns out there’s a better option than Gabi and me living the rest of our lives on the run.

Again, for the cheap seats, I no longer have the power to free your wife. Paulina Price fired me and gave the job to Melinda Trask.

So get your job back.

Just like that?

Mm. You got something better to do?

[sighs] Paulina Price doesn’t exactly like me right now. So how the hell do you think I’m going to change her mind?

Oh. I got faith in you, little man. You are highly motivated right now to get this done. I mean, how else are you going to hold on to Nicole and Jude, huh? [chuckles]

[sighs] Alex… [laughs] When have you ever cared about how I feel?

Oh. Brady, come on. I know. I know we’ve butted heads once or twice.

Once or twice.

More than that. OK, more than that. But at the end of the day, we are family, man. We work together.

Look, man. I was reluctant to get involved with Theresa again in the first place, OK? When we try to do it, it just never seems to work out for us, you know?

No.

[sighs] In a way, maybe you did me a favor.

Yeah.

Yeah. I think I wish you nothing but good luck.

You really mean that?

Yeah, why not? [chuckles] [soft music]

Fair enough. Thank you.

Thank you.

Seriously. You are the best. [door clicks]

[sighs] [door slams]

Brady, hey.

Hey. How are you, man?

I’m good. I’m glad I ran into you. I heard about Konstantin. Is it true? Is he responsible for Victor’s death?

Yeah. Yeah, he was. He sabotaged my grandfather’s plane, and he was planning on killing Maggie as well.

What? That’s unbelievable. How is she?

[sighs] Maggie’s pretty shaken up, but, I mean, you know her. She’s OK. She’s going to be all right. She’s strong.

Yeah, she is. What about Theresa? She was taken hostage?

[scoffs] You don’t have to worry about your cousin. Eric, if there is one person in the world that is just good at getting out of sticky situations and landing on their feet, it’s Theresa.

Yep, Dad told me everything, how you made him think that you were just going to get back together with him, and then you just dumped him for Alex.

What? It wasn’t like that. I didn’t mean to hurt him.

OK, but you did.

He told you that?

Yes, he told me that. He tried to act like it didn’t bother him, but you know him. He’s bad at hiding his feelings. I mean, seriously, what did you think was going to happen here? Huh?

I don’t know. I feel awful about that.

No, you don’t. Stop. Just stop. Don’t pretend like you care about Dad. You don’t.

What?

You don’t give a damn about anybody but yourself.

No, that is not true.

OK. All right.

I care about you, Tate. And today, my God, today was a crazy day. I could have died.

Stop.

And when something like that happens–

Just stop, Mom. I don’t want to hear it. You’re using this as an excuse, and it’s just crazy. Go. Go hang out with your little stupid boyfriend or whatever. I mean, seriously.

Tate.

God.

Tate! [somber music] I’m fine, by the way. You know, kidnapped and held at gunpoint, almost died. I’m good, though. Thanks for your concern. [sighs]

We have one more celebration tomorrow, if you want to call it that. I offered to throw Chanel and Johnny a going away party.

They’re leaving so soon?

Well, Johnny has to get to California to start his new job next week. I hope it’s OK that I scheduled the party on our special day.

Of course it’s OK. It’s a day about family.

Ah, yeah. Abe, I just hope, I just hope I can just hold it together. I’m going to miss my little girl so much. Mm.

Well, you know the toughest thing about being a parent is learning to let go. Mwah. [gentle music]

I’ve started a recall campaign against Paulina. Once she’s removed from office, I can throw my hat in the ring as mayor.

You?

Me. And once I’m elected, I can appoint a DA who’ll free your wife.

Mm. I don’t like it. It’ll take too long. I want Gabi out immediately.

You’re being unreasonable, Stefan.

And you are wasting your time arguing with me. And you better make a move soon because this envelope’s getting real heavy in my hand.

Listen to me, you arrogant son of–

Oh, oh. Hey, hey. Yeah. Easy with the language around our little angel.

Yeah, EJ, you wouldn’t want to expose your son to anything unpleasant.

OK. What are you two arguing about this time?

Nothing important. How was work?

It was good. I ran into Eric.

Oh.

He told me you were representing him in his divorce from Sloan. That’s an interesting twist.

Hm. Yeah, your husband is full of surprises, aren’t you, EJ? [baby whimpering]

Honey, I’m going to take Jude upstairs and put him to sleep. Do you want to join me?

I would love to, darling, but I have a very important errand to run. But I won’t be long.

OK. [baby blabbing]

I’ll see you soon, little one. Daddy loves you.

Talk to you soon, Elvis.

Love you too.

Love you.

Mwah. [baby babbling]

[sighs] What was that all about? [dramatic music] [gentle guitar music]


Hey. Who are you looking for?

Pretty much anybody who could be a rat in this town. I’m especially on the lookout for Lady Whistleblower.

I mean, Leo seems like he’s on our side now.

Yeah, I guess so, unlike my mother. I’m so sorry about the way she’s acting. It’s completely out of line.

No, it’s OK. I mean, I get why she doesn’t like me.

I don’t care what she or my dad thinks. They can try to keep us apart, but it’s not going to work.

You said you have a plan?

I do.

I have a way for us to be together tomorrow night at the prom.

Oh, my God. Tell me everything. [dramatic music]


All right. I asked for the fries to be well done. I know that’s how you like them.

What’s that?

The fries. Extra crispy like you like them.

Oh, right. [sighs]

Where were you just now when I walked in?

What do you mean?

I don’t know. You just seem distracted.

Oh. Tate. I ran into Tate. And we got in a fight. And he stormed off.

Mm. What was the fight about?

Nothing for you to worry about.


Eric, I’m really sorry about Jude.

Thanks, man.

How are you holding up?

Not good. [chuckles] I’m missing every second.

It’s got to be brutal.

Yeah. You know, I got to see him earlier. Nicole, she brought him by the office.

Yeah?

Yeah.

Hey, are you OK working there? I mean, really? I mean, it can’t be easy.

No, it’s fine. Nicole’s not going to bring him to the office all the time, you know.

No, but– Eric, I wasn’t just talking about Jude.


Do you have any idea where EJ rushed off to?

I’m not sure, but it must have something to do with the bad news he got earlier.

What bad news?

Well, it turns out Kristen got the CEO job over him.

Seriously? Why would the board make that decision?

Why would the board make any decision?

He must be so upset.

Yeah, he’s pretty angry. But hey, I bet he’s out there right now making arguments because there is nothing EJ won’t do to protect his family.


Oh, you know what?

Mm?

Tomorrow is a big day. So why don’t we go to bed?

Mm. We can at least finish our wine. Can’t let the good stuff go to waste.

[chuckles] All right, one more glass. [chuckling] [knocking] You expecting somebody?

At this hour? No. Hmm. [gasps]

Hello, Paulina.

EJ. What are you doing here?

I’ll get straight to the point. I’ve had some time to think about what Abe said earlier. And I’ve decided that the Concerned Citizens of Salem will withdraw our petition to recall you as mayor.

Wow. This is good news. So you finally saw the light.

However, in exchange for my gesture of goodwill, I’ll need something in return.

[suspenseful music]

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Days Opinions For The Week Of June 10, 2024

Opinion Article

 

by Michele & Cheryl

Maggie from Days

We’re sure it was no surprise to anyone, but Maggie and Konstantin didn’t get married. Maggie and company let Konstantin know that they were on to him and his schemes. Konstantin revealed why he wanted to get revenge against Victor. Victor suddenly left him out of his will. He admitted that he had Victor killed. It felt underwhelming because Konstantin is too new of a character for us to care about. We did notice that no one saw how scared Theresa looked when Konstantin was getting grilled about his accomplice. Theresa didn’t hide the fact that she was afraid of being busted. During the revelation Konstantin managed to shoot Steve before he left the mansion with Theresa as his hostage. There’s rarely a dull moment at a Salem wedding.

The writers left the audience hanging by not revealing that Xander is Victor’s son. Konstantin managed to die without us finding out Xander’s true paternity. What was the point of having Xander be Victor’s son if he wasn’t going to find out? They may as well have let Alex be Victor’s son. We were happy that Konstantin’s story is over, but it could have ended with Xander finding out the truth.

Marlena must not have done a good job of de-programming John since he was still affected by the pawn card. He kept hearing Konstantin tell him to shoot Steve, but he was supposed to be immune to the pawn card. It’s funny how the pawn card didn’t work when Konstantin gave him orders, but once he died, the card work. Does the card have a selective hold over John? It’s something how all it took to break John out of the trance was a phone ringing. Speaking of the pawn card, you would think someone would have burned the card so John wouldn’t be under the spell. Was it that hard to get rid of the card?

Kayla was upset that Steve kept her in the dark about what happened at the wedding. She wanted him to warn her that he was going to be in danger. We understand that she was concerned about him, but if he told her what was going on, what would she have done? Knowing what happened wouldn’t have changed the outcome. She practically ordered him to tell her what’s going on like she is his mother.

We’re surprised that Chanel defended Paulina to EJ. It wasn’t that long ago when Chanel blamed Paulina for risking her baby’s life. Once EJ wanted Paulina to pay for what she did, Chanel suddenly did a 180. If Chanel didn’t blame Paulina for what she did, why was she giving her such a hard time? Guess Chanel’s the only one that can say bad things about Paulina.

Marlena doesn’t have any loyalty towards Eric. Why would she agree to be his psychiatrist after what he did to Eric? We know Marlena is the only psychiatrist in Salem, but she could have recommended someone else to listen to him. Roman didn’t want Leo in the pub because of what he did to Eric, yet Marlena was willing to be his psychiatrist.

Why was it so hard for Chad to believe that Abby was alive? With everything that has happened in Salem, Chad shouldn’t have been shocked that Abby could be alive. People in Salem come back to life all the time, so Chad didn’t need to question if Clyde told him the truth. The only thing he should have focused on was where she was. We know Chad had to have dramatic scenes of questioning Clyde’s word, but it didn’t make sense when it’s Salem the town where everyone comes back to life.

 

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Days Best Lines For The Week Of June 10, 2024

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(to John after he got shot)
Steve: How much you think Maggie will bill me for staining her carpet?

Alex: You could have shot Theresa.
Xander: But I didn’t, did I? I hit my target.
Alex: Yeah, you’re lucky you hit your target.
Theresa: I’m luckier.

Xander: I’ve always been an excellent marksman.
Brady: Yeah, Yeah, I’ve got the scar to prove it. Weren’t you the guy that accidentally shot Marlena at her wedding when you were trying to hit my brother Eric.
Xander: Yeah, you have one off day and that’s all anyone remembers.

(when Jada showed up and saw Konstantin’s dead body)
Jada: Who’s gonna start?
Alex: Xander killed him.
Xander: Way to throw me under the bus, cuz.

(about the gun in Xander’s hand)
Jada: Is that the murder weapon?
Xander: Yes, but it’s a bit harsh calling it a murder.

(about Steve getting shot at the wedding)
Stephanie: You were the one who got hit.
Steve: Yeah, I was too slow. Maybe I shouldn’t have skipped that second cup of coffee.

Marlena: Leo, what kind of help do you need?
Leo: Mental health help of course. My brain needs major fixing, but then so does my heart.
Marlena: Well cardiology is one floor up. As far as your brain, you can make an appointment.

(to Marlena)
Leo: I bet in this crazy town you have a line of nuts waiting around the block for your services.

(about Gabi)
Rafe: She’s innocent.
Clyde: Come on, man. The last thing your sister is is innocent.

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Days Nitpicks & Flubs For The Week Of June 10, 2024

Nitpicks & Flubs

 

by Michele & Cheryl

Konstantin from Days

Monday

-Sarah showed up at the mansion out of the blue when she was supposed to be at the hospital.

-No one at the Kiriakis mansion notice how nervous Theresa was when they asked Konstantin who helped him kidnap Victoria.

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

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

-Maggie cried without any tears.

-Alex managed not to hear Konstantin talking about him to Theresa when he walked by them.

Tuesday

-Jada could be heard talking to Kayla while Marlena was shown.

-John had blood on his hand that wasn’t there in Monday’s episode.

-The blood on John’s hand disappeared.

-Sarah didn’t have blood on her hands after helping Steve.

-Stephanie could be heard talking to Steve while John was shown.

Wednesday

-Leo could be heard reading out loud while Johnny was shown.

-Johnny could be heard talking to Marlena while Leo was shown.

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

-EJ could be heard talking to Chanel while Eric was shown.

-Eric didn’t hear EJ say he was Jude’s father even though the door was open.

-Dr. Greene could be heard talking to Chanel and Johnny while EJ was shown.

Thursday

-Roman could be heard talking to Kate while Chanel was shown.

-Chad could be heard talking to himself while Lucas was shown.

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

Stefan could be heard talking on the phone while Clyde was shown.

Friday

-It was daytime in Thursday’s episode but nighttime in this episode.

-Abe could be heard talking on the phone while Chanel was shown.

-The music playing in Chad’s scene could be heard while Kristen was shown.

-Stefan could be heard talking to Kristen while Abe was shown.

 

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