Days Update Friday, May 17, 2024

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Update written by Joseph

Eric brings Jude over to John and Marlena’s. They talk about how much Jude is growing. Marlena asks if he’s sleeping through the night. Eric says he wakes up once or twice but he doesn’t mind. John says it’s so clear that they are connected and so close. Eric remarks that he couldn’t love Jude more if he was his own flesh and blood. John says Eric is turning in to a great father. Eric credits Marlena, Roman, and John as his role models. Marlena comments on Jude smiling like Eric did when he was that age.

Nicole goes to Holly’s room and suggests they go get some tea. Holly says she has too much studying too. Nicole insists that it’s important but Holly says it can’t wait as she has a huge test next week. Nicole argues that it’s next week so she has time. Holly complains about how far behind she is and she’s totally stressed out. Nicole encourages her to relax and balance her life. Holly just wants to be normal and not have her mother checking on her and smothering her every two seconds. Nicole guesses this isn’t just about needing to study and that Holly doesn’t want to spend time with her.

Steve runs in to Ava outside of the Brady Pub. Steve says he was hoping to run in to her. Ava mentions having a video call with Tripp and Wendy and they are doing great. Steve says he did too and that’s not what he wanted to talk about. Ava asks what it is then. Steve wants to clue her in that he knows all about Clyde’s black book and that Harris took some pictures to his Navy intel buddies to have them decrypt it. Steve bets that if Harris is involved, then Ava is too.

Stefan enters the living room of the DiMera Mansion and greets EJ, who says he is quite busy right now. Stefan knows he must have overwhelmed EJ with the new evidence in the Li Shin case. EJ says he’s not overwhelmed and calls it much ado about nothing. Stefan argues that EJ is just resistant because of his personal grudge against Gabi but if he looks at the evidence, he’ll see it points to Gil as Li’s murderer, not Gabi. Stefan says they are just asking him to reopen the case. EJ responds that he already said he will not. EJ adds that it’s highly irregular for the husband of the convicted party to be carrying around an evidence folder in her case. Stefan informs him that Rafe gave it to him, hoping that he could change EJ’s mind. EJ mocks Rafe being the brother of the convicted and having a conflict of interest so he’s not following proper protocol. Stefan says Rafe obviously has a personal stake in reopening the case but that doesn’t make him wrong. Stefan asks EJ to put his personal feelings aside and put the law and his job first. EJ responds that he has important business to attend to and exits. Stefan remarks that EJ is going to regret that.

Marlena talks about thinking Jude looks like Eric and says studies have shown that adopted children will pick up mannerisms of their adopted parents. John says he can see it too that Jude has Eric’s smile. John asks how everything is going at home with Eric and Sloan. Eric asks why he asks. John says that Marlena told him that finances might be a little tight with adoption expenses and baby stuff. Eric says that they put a budget together, so things are looking up. Marlena says she’s glad to hear that but they are here if he needs any help at all. Eric says he appreciates that but he has more money coming in so they’re good. Eric says they had to make adjustments, but that’s part of raising a kid.

Nicole asks Holly to be honest with her as she asks if she doesn’t want to spend time with her. Holly says she didn’t say that. Nicole argues that it’s in her actions. Holly shouts that she just said she has to study and tells her to stop gaslighting her. Nicole apologizes. Holly thinks it’s unfair that Nicole wants her to get good grades, go to college, and be a perfect daughter but she won’t let her do normal things like go to prom, hang out with her friends, and have a normal life. Nicole says that’s not what this is about. Holly argues that no matter how hard she tries, nothing she does will ever be good enough for her.

Steve tells Ava to level with him. Ava claims not to know what he’s talking about. Steve reminds her that she told him that she and Stefan were up to their eyeballs in Clyde’s drug operation, but when Stefan got caught, he left her name out of it. Steve thinks that’s a secret that Clyde can hold over her head and he’s sure that Clyde wants his black book back to finance his life on the run. Steve bets that Clyde has been in touch with Ava to get the book back and asks if he’s right.

Stefan goes to Paulina’s office and tells her that he’d like to file a complaint. Paulina argues that he can’t just barge in. Stefan says they don’t have time for red tape as he wants to file a complaint against EJ since he has some pretty damning information about him that he thinks she will find fascinating. Paulina tells Stefan to have a seat as she’s all ears.

EJ talks on the phone to his assistant Rita, telling her to buy another thousand shares of Titan stock. EJ says he wants all his ducks in a row before the vote tomorrow as he will soon be the permanent CEO of DiMera Enterprises.

John asks Eric how things are going at the Spectator. Eric says he’s enjoying it and is glad to have a steady gig. Marlena says they are lucky to have him. Eric hopes his pictures can make a difference. Eric tells them about Nicole doing a piece on the homeless and he’s doing the photos. Marlena says it sounds important. Eric hopes it can bring awareness across the country. Marlena asks if he and Nicole are working well together which Eric confirms. John asks how Sloan took the news about Eric working with Nicole as he can’t imagine she’d be too happy about that. Eric admits she wasn’t at first, but she understood he needed the job. Marlena asks if it’s not difficult for him to work that closely with Nicole. Eric says not at all as they will always have a connection, but they are friends and that’s all.

Nicole asks Holly how she can say that she’s not proud of her and insists that she is. Nicole says she’s just worried that Holly is pushing herself too hard. Holly says she does that because she didn’t want to be any trouble or the reason that the next guy walks out the door on Nicole. Nicole is sorry to hear that and she’s sad that Holly worried about that. Nicole tells Holly that she is her pride and joy and her relationships failing had nothing to do with her. Nicole thinks Holly could drop a couple of classes and pick them up in the summer. Holly asks if she wants to take her summer away too. Nicole says she just wants her to have options, pointing out that she didn’t even go to college. Holly says to look at her now and remarks that maybe that’s why she pushes herself so hard, so she doesn’t end up like Nicole.

Ava tells Steve that’s enough and that she doesn’t know what he’s talking about. Steve says he knows that Stefan found Clyde’s book and took it to the police. Ava warns Steve to stay the hell out of it. Steve wishes he could, but thanks to Ava, he can’t, because he and John busted Clyde out of prison so if Clyde gets caught, he’s selling them down the river and they’ll all go to prison. Ava tells him that’s not going to happen. Steve questions how she knows that. Ava responds that prison bars won’t stop Clyde from ruining or taking lives and she knows Harris wants him captured, but she’s looking for a more permanent solution.

Stefan understands Paulina is in a bit of political trouble and that EJ is not helping her cause. Paulina confirms that she and EJ are at odds. Stefan asks if she’d like to wipe him off the face of the planet. Paulina repeats that they are at odds. Stefan explains that he and EJ are at odds because EJ is refusing to reopen a murder case where new evidence has come to light that would exonerate the convicted killer and free her from a lifetime sentence. Stefan complains that EJ is doing this because he hates the person convicted of the crime, so he’s using his office and power to perpetuate a grudge which is immoral and reprehensible. Paulina agrees. Stefan admits the person who would be exonerated is Gabi. Paulina says she would have to see all of this new evidence, so Stefan presents her with the folder.

Nicole tells Holly that was a very hurtful thing to say. Holly says she was just being honest that the way Nicole has lived her life is not how she wants to live her life as she wants her own path. Nicole says she wants that too and maybe that’s why she’s been so strict and she hovers because she knows she would’ve had a different life if her childhood wasn’t so screwed up. Nicole talks about her mother being caring with a good heart but she was abused by her father just like she was, so everything was about survival for them. Nicole just wants Holly to understand that nobody was there for her in the way she needed. Holly says that’s really sad but her trying to control her life is not the same as being there for her. Nicole argues that she just wants her to be safe after what happened on New Year’s. Holly questions how many times she’s going to bring that up to justify ruining her life because that’s what this feels like. Nicole admits she’s made some bad choices in her life and those choices hurt them both which she regrets. Nicole knows she hasn’t been consistent in her parenting but the one thing she has been consistent with is how much she loves her. Nicole declares the one thing she wants is for Holly to be happy, safe, and to have a good life. Holly says that’s all she wants too. Nicole says they finally agree on something then. Nicole asks what she can do to make things better. Holly tells her that the one thing is to trust her more and trust her judgment. Holly says getting good grades is important to her but it’s not enough as she wants to have the whole high school experience. Holly tells her that it would make her so happy to go to prom and she just said she wants her to be happy. Holly swears that she won’t get in any trouble. Nicole refuses and says it’s not an option. Holly points out what they just talked about. Nicole repeats that Holly almost died and she loves her, so it pains her to say this but she hasn’t earned that kind of trust back with her. Holly complains that Nicole loves her so much that she’s keeping her prisoner in the house. Holly then remarks that she’d rather be dead. Nicole tells her not to say that. Holly then rips in to Nicole and yells at her that all the babies she lost were lucky that they didn’t have to have her as a mother. Holly shouts at Nicole that maybe motherhood isn’t for her because she isn’t good at it. Nicole tries to hug her but Holly turns away. Nicole then exits the room in tears.

Marlena tells Eric that she’s so glad he and Holly still have their connection since it’s important to her and she looks up to him. Eric says he tries to be there for her without stepping on Nicole and EJ’s toes, but they are working on it. Eric mentions needing to get Jude home and meet Nicole about their story. Marlena says she has a client to see and John says he has cases to go over. John tells Eric that he’ll see him around and to drop in more often. Marlena reminds Eric that they are there any time he needs help watching the baby. Eric then exits with Jude. Marlena tells John that she’ll see him for supper tonight. Marlena adds that she’s so glad that he and Steve are back on good terms which John says is all thanks to her. John says he loves her and they kiss goodbye as Marlena then exits.

Paulina goes over the evidence and tells Stefan that he’s right that it’s compelling but it hardly proves anything as it’s all circumstantial. Stefan points out that even Rafe wants the case reopened. Paulina points out that Gabi is Rafe’s sister and Stefan’s wife. Stefan insists that Gabi is innocent and admits he knows the case is not a slam dunk but that it’s enough to cast reasonable doubt on that conviction, so it needs to be investigated. Paulina asks if EJ is refusing to even consider it. Stefan calls EJ stubborn and very ambitious, so he thinks he’s afraid of the truth coming out. Paulina is aware of EJ’s axe to grind with Gabi but asks why he would be scared of the truth and what Gabi’s exoneration has to do with EJ’s ambition. Stefan argues that it’s obvious to him that EJ is scared that if Gabi is exonerated, she will come back for the CEO position at DiMera Enterprises, possibly booting EJ out of his highly coveted seat yet again. Paulina asks what he means by again. Stefan guesses she didn’t hear because she was recovering from illness, but EJ temporarily appointed himself as CEO of DiMera while he was dealing with his circumstances and booted out of the job. Paulina says she knew that and says so what to EJ being acting CEO. Stefan says he wouldn’t think it was a big deal either if EJ wasn’t trying to become permanent CEO while still serving as Salem’s district attorney which shocks Paulina. Paulina argues that EJ knows the city’s laws don’t allow that and he didn’t think to clear it with her. Paulina grabs her phone and calls EJ. Paulina orders EJ to drop whatever he’s doing and get to her office right now, then hangs up.

Steve asks what exactly Ava is insinuating. Ava responds that she’s not insinuating anything, she’s telling him that she agrees that if Clyde gets captured, he will sell them all out, so they need a way for that not to happen like a permanent solution to the Clyde situation. Stefan approaches and asks if he’s interrupting. Ava claims they were just talking about Tripp. Steve says he’s happy they are doing so well and he has to get going, so he walks away. Stefan tells Ava that he’s glad he ran in to her because they need to talk. Ava asks if Gabi got a new trial date but Stefan says EJ was not receptive to reopening the case which Ava says is no surprise. Stefan then states that EJ’s control over the situation may come to an abrupt halt.

EJ goes to Paulina’s office. She remarks that it took him long enough. EJ responds that he’s a very busy man and he dislikes being summoned. Paulina reminds EJ that he works for her. EJ says she’s reminded him many times and asks what was so urgent. Paulina questions why EJ is dismissing the new evidence in the Li Shin murder case. EJ says he should’ve known Stefan got to her. EJ tells Paulina that there was simply not enough evidence. Paulina stops him and says she’s tired of him using his office to further his private vendettas and aspirations, so that’s going to stop now and he’s going to do as she instructs him to. EJ asks or else what?

Holly goes to Marlena’s office in tears and asks if it’s a bad time. Marlena says not at all as she’s on a break. Marlena asks Holly what has happened. Holly responds that she’s a terrible person as she just said some horrible things to her mom and now she hates herself. Marlena hugs her as she cries.

Eric waits in the town square then pulls out his phone to call Nicole, who is drinking at the bar. Eric asks if she’s okay as he’s been waiting for her. Nicole says she lost track of time. Eric ask where she is. Nicole admits she’s at the small bar. Eric tells her not to go anywhere as he’s coming to get her.

Steve goes to see John, who thanks him for stopping by. Steve mentions just having lunch with Kayla at the Pub and she is as perceptive as ever since she knows something is going on with Maggie and Konstantin. Steve says he only told her that he’d let her in when the time is right which she didn’t like but she accepted. John says that’s good. Steve adds that he has some really good news as he may have a lead on Clyde Weston. Steve tells John about Jada telling them that the police have gotten Clyde’s black book which could have all of his drug trade contacts. John says that could be huge. Steve notes that the only thing is it’s in code and no one’s been able to decipher it. John asks if they can get their hands on a copy. Steve says he mentioned to Jada about talking to Rafe to try to get their hands on one. Steve adds that if the ISA got a hold of it, they could crack it. John says they have to stay on top of this. Steve decides he’ll give Rafe a call himself to see if he’s down to give them a copy. Steve then informs John that he also ran in to Ava outside the Pub and he thinks she knows a lot more about Clyde and his whereabouts than she’s letting on.

Holly tells Marlena that she told Nicole that she was a terrible mom and that the babies she lost were lucky to not have to deal with her as a mom. Marlena guesses she must have been pretty angry. Holly argues that’s no excuse since it’s the worst thing anyone’s ever said to their mom. Marlena suggests some perspective. Holly doesn’t understand why she says nasty and awful things to Nicole that she really doesn’t mean and feels so guilty afterwards. Marlena says sometimes we lash out at the people we’re closest to and they do the same because they know each other so well. Holly worries that this was really bad and she doesn’t know what to do as she wants to apologize but Nicole won’t answer her phone. Marlena says Nicole is upset and suggests giving her some time. Marlena advises Holly to write her a letter to express everything she’s going through and dealing with. Holly asks if that’s not weird to pull out a letter while apologizing. Marlena says it might feel odd in the moment, but she can explain that she wanted to talk to her while feeling calm and rational, not when emotions were taking over the conversation. Marlena adds that she’s been involved in a number of those mother-daughter conversations, so she has a little sense of what Nicole is going through and she thinks that she’s terrified of losing her.

Nicole continues drinking at the bar, remarking that it’s exactly what a terrible mother should do. Eric arrives and says she can tell him all about it in the car. Eric says he will call EJ to let him know but Nicole says not to because he’s busy putting out fires. Eric helps Nicole up and carries her out of the bar.

EJ asks Paulina if he’s fired if he doesn’t do as she’s instructed. Paulina responds that ship has sailed as he’s already fired. EJ argues that she can’t do that. Paulina says she can and she just did because he can’t keep his job as district attorney while moonlighting as the CEO of DiMera in the long haul as that won’t fly. Paulina orders EJ to clear out his desk right now and she’ll have security escort him out.

John asks Steve what the hell Ava could know and if he thinks Clyde might be in touch with her. Steve says she wouldn’t say but he thinks it’s a good bet. John says either way, having the black book is a great start so he’s all for the ISA cracking that code. Steve points out that if they can and Clyde is caught, he’s going to give them up for breaking him out of prison. John responds that they will just have to prepare themselves for that consequence.

Stefan tells Ava that he pulled one over on EJ by going over his head and straight to the mayor. Ava says she’s impressed as Stefan talks about how it was almost too easy and says Paulina is probably firing EJ as they speak. Ava remarks that it couldn’t happen to a more arrogant son of a bitch. Stefan asks if Harris had any luck setting the trap for Clyde. Ava says not yet, but he wants that black book. They agree they’ll be shouting “hallelujah” when Clyde is caught.

EJ goes home and grabs a drink, angrily declaring that Paulina will pay for this.

Eric brings Nicole home. Nicole apologizes as they were supposed to work. Eric says they can work tomorrow and goes to help her inside.

Holly tells Marlena that it makes sense that Nicole tries to control her because she’s afraid of losing her like she lost her baby brothers. Marlena says Nicole is afraid of what happened on New Year’s Eve and Holly is going to have to work really hard to regain her trust. Holly says she gets that now. Marlena encourages that they both can do it because they love each other so much.

Eric helps Nicole in to the DiMera Mansion. Nicole thanks him for taking such good care of her and calls him the best person in the world. Eric tries to quiet her down and suggests getting her upstairs. Nicole calls Eric like her knight in shining armor so she wants to give him a goodnight kiss. Eric tries to argue but Nicole grabs him and kisses him right as EJ comes out from the living room and sees them kissing.

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Days Update Thursday, May 16, 2024

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Sarah comes home to find a box of cupcakes from the Bakery. Xander comes in with flowers and presents her with a card, asking “Won’t you play with me?”

Steve and Kayla sit together at the Brady Pub. Kayla talks about work being nonstop, so she’s glad she was able to get away. Steve says he’ll take any time he can get with her. Steve is sorry the staff shortages have been wearing her down. Kayla says she can handle it, but she’ll be happy when new doctors show up. Kayla asks if he’s talked to Tripp. Steve confirms he has and that he and Wendy are doing great. Kayla asks how Steve is doing. Steve responds that he’s happy that Tripp is happy but he still misses him a lot though. Kayla asks how things are going with Steve and John. Steve says they are fine. Kayla wants more but Steve says that’s all he’s got right now. Kayla asks how things are going with Konstantin. Steve responds that he still doesn’t trust him and never will. Kayla admits that he hasn’t given him a reason to and she can’t believe that Maggie is going to marry Konstantin. Steve assures that she doesn’t have to worry about Maggie. Kayla notes that he sounds sure of himself and asks what’s going on. Jada then arrives, so Steve invites her to join them.

John goes home and asks Marlena what’s going on as she sounded worried on the phone. Marlena reveals that she got an update from Brady and it looks like Maggie is redistributing Victor’s wealth to make sure that all the relatives get their inheritance. John says he’s sure Konstantin is losing his mind and asks what Marlena’s concerns are. Marlena says they all know Konstantin is a very dangerous man, so she’s afraid that Maggie has put herself in a rather dangerous place.

Alex and Theresa walk through the town square. Alex talks about seeing a lot of beautiful things. Theresa says she likes sparkly as they get close until Konstantin approaches with Maggie and suggests an engagement ring for the happy couple which Maggie questions. Konstantin asks why not, insisting that they make a fantastic couple. Konstantin jokes that they could even make it a double wedding. Maggie says she’s sure they have their own plans and apologizes to Theresa and Alex for Konstantin getting carried away. Maggie then questions Alex not being at the office for a meeting. Alex says his calendar is none of her business but his VP has it covered because he knows had to delegate. Maggie feels there’s still a need to be present. Alex responds that Titan is a well-oiled machine thanks in large part to him. Maggie suggests one of them should get to work and guesses that’s going to be her. Maggie tells Konstantin that she will text him on her way home and walks off.

Marlena tells John that nobody wants to upset Konstantin, but she’s afraid that Maggie moving Victor’s money around could be kicking the hornet’s nest. John agrees that she’s rattling his cage a little bit, but the Kiriakis estate is massive with millions left over even after Maggie’s generous gifting. John thinks that will make Konstantin behave himself for awhile. Marlena hopes that he’s right. John says just to cover their bases, they should make sure Maggie doesn’t have anything else to tell them.

Steve asks Jada to catch them up for a couple minutes as she joins their table. Kayla bets it’s nice to live in an actual house. Jada calls it definitely an improvement from the small room overlooking a parking lot. Jada adds that Rafe is a great guy and she actually looks forward to coming home. Kayla mentions Stephanie telling them that Everett signed the divorce papers. Jada confirms that and she’s pretty sure Stephanie had something to do with making that happen. Jada says she’s grateful because it’s like a dark cloud has been lifted. Jada knows Stephanie is working on her relationship with Everett and trying to make it work, so she hopes he doesn’t break her heart like he did to her.

Sarah tells Xander that she has a couple games they could play in the bedroom. Xander says soon, when the timing is right as he points out that Victoria is about to wake up. Sarah says she’ll go get the afternoon bottle but Xander says not yet as they have games to play. Sarah asks what games. Xander tells her Hearts and reveals a deck of cards. Sarah isn’t sure she remembers the rules. Xander encourages that it will all come back to her. Sarah picks up the Queen of Hearts. Xander says she is his queen and she has captured his heart. Sarah asks what’s going on. Xander tells her that she’s on a scavenger hunt and he will have so much fun watching her figure it out. Xander encourages that she’s doing great and is on her way to finding the treasure which excites Sarah. Xander tells her that she’s not getting anything until she finds what he’s hidden.

Kayla tells Jada that they appreciate her concern but assure that if Everett hurts Stephanie or gets out of line, Steve will have a lot to say about it. Steve tells Jada that she can come to him too if he ever does anything that she doesn’t like. Jada thinks Everett will be keeping his distance from her but thanks Steve for caring. Steve talks about Jada’s father being a dear friend of his and that he’d be very upset if he didn’t look out for her. Jada thanks him and says they are like family to her. They talk about wishing they saw each other more. Jada apologizes for not making plans but says lately, she feels pulled in so many different directions. Steve asks how the search for Clyde Weston is going.

Alex questions what Konstantin is still doing here. Theresa tells Alex to be civil. Konstantin agrees there’s no reason to linger so he will go, but Alex stops him and says there was one thing he wanted to discuss with him. Alex informs Konstantin that he recently just purchased a racehorse and it might get delivered before he moves back in to the mansion, so he asks Konstantin to let the stable master know. Konstantin questions if Maggie is aware of his plans. Alex assumes Maggie knows he’s moving back in since half of everything was left to him. Alex adds that he’s thinking about taking over the east wing and asks if that’s where Konstantin’s room is. Alex mentions planning to talk to Maggie about his continued occupancy at the mansion. Konstantin argues that he’s sure Maggie would object to Alex having him relocate. Alex warns Konstantin not to get too comfortable there. Theresa interrupts to separate them and says this conversation is pointless without Maggie since it’s her house. Alex repeats that half of it is his along with half of Victor’s fortune. Alex then asks if Konstantin has any idea when the Hortons are moving out.

Maggie goes to see John and Marlena. Maggie mentions that she was on her way to work so she can only stay a little while and asks what’s going on. Marlena says they wanted to thank her because Brady told them that she had redistributed Victor’s estate, allowing Brady to set up a trust for Tate and Rachel. Maggie says Xander did the same for Victoria and that she was just carrying out Victor’s wishes since he wanted to make sure his children and grandchildren were cared for. Maggie adds that she already decided to share her wealth before she knew what Konstantin was up to. Maggie asks if she did something wrong. John says no and that they just wanted to talk about next steps with Konstantin. John states that they need to get Konstantin to commit a crime that they can get him on. Maggie says she was going to call later but they beat her to it. Maggie reveals it came to her earlier today which John questions. Maggie calls it a brilliant idea as she knows exactly how to bring Konstantin down for good. John asks to hear the brilliant plan. Maggie says it’s all about Alex as ever since Victor’s will has been settled, Alex has been hyper focused on spending money and neglecting his role at Titan almost completely. Maggie says normally, she wouldn’t let that behavior slide, but it occurred to her that it might provide the perfect opportunity to get rid of Konstantin permanently. John tells her to go on. Maggie explains that it seems Alex is not interested, so company money could be moved under the radar and they could make it look like Konstantin has been embezzling from Titan for months. Maggie argues that it wouldn’t be difficult to transfer funds to a personal account that she opens on his behalf if they do it right and cleverly. Marlena realizes the idea is to expose Konstantin for the low life he really is which Maggie says to leave to her.

Konstantin informs Alex that the Horton house renovation is almost complete. Alex is sure Konstantin is breathing a huge sigh of relief. Konstantin says he’s actually enjoyed having the Hortons around and hopes to enjoy having him there just as much. Alex says he wouldn’t count on that and says he’s going to finish up and tells Theresa he’s going to get a huge surprise as he walks off. Theresa then questions what the hell Konstantin was thinking by suggesting an engagement ring out loud. Konstantin argues that Alex didn’t suspect anything of it. Konstantin asks if Theresa has been working on that. Theresa informs him that she got herself back in to Alex’s bed, so now she just needs to get herself back in the mansion.

Jada tells Steve and Kayla that they recently came in to a new piece of evidence. Steve asks what that is. Jada explains that they got Clyde’s black book, detailing every part of his drug operation. Steve calls that big news. Jada mentions that Stefan found it hidden at the Bistro but it’s written in code and they are so far from figuring it out. Steve says he and John could definitely help by bringing it to the ISA and declares that if anyone can crack that code, it’s them.

Sarah tells Xander it’s game on. Xander says he’s rooting for her. Sarah begins searching the apartment. Xander says it sounds like Victoria jus woke up. Sarah says she didn’t hear anything. Xander gives Sarah her flowers and directs her of where to look for the next clue as he goes to get Victoria. Sarah finds a ring box as Xander brings out Victoria, wearing a bib that reads “Will You Marry Daddy?” After putting Victoria down, Xander gets down on one knee and officially proposes to Sarah. Sarah responds that she’s so sorry but she can’t accept this.

Jada appreciates Steve’s offer but says that Harris already took the paperwork for analysis. Jada agrees to talk to Rafe since the more eyes they get on this, the better. Steve says they all want the same thing in getting Clyde behind bars again. Jada adds that the book might help them in a few cases. Steve asks if there’s something else with Clyde but Jada says it’s the murder of Li Shin. Kayla thought Gabi was in prison for that. Jada notes that Gabi always said she’s innocent and Rafe is very sure of that. Steve asks if she’s saying Clyde was involved in that. Jada says she can’t say anything right now, but this book could lead to a lot of closure for all of them.

John tells Maggie that on paper, it sounds like a hell of a plan. Maggie thought he would like it and she’s convinced it will work. John says they just need to plant the seed. Maggie suspects that Konstantin will be salivating over the favor she’s about to ask of him. Maggie adds that she will call if she gets in any trouble. John thinks she’s doing just fine as Maggie then exits. John tells Marlena that he wasn’t quite sure, but he’s thinking that Maggie might be able to pull this off. Marlena has no doubt and thinks Konstantin is messing with the wrong redhead. John declares that soon, Konstantin will be out of all of their lives for good.

Konstantin tells Theresa that she talks a good game but complains that he needs to see some action soon. Theresa tells him to just make sure to hold up his end of the bargain. Alex then returns to Theresa. Konstantin says he has errands to tend to so he walks away. Alex calls Konstantin insufferable. Theresa says he’s marrying Maggie, so he’ll have to get used to it. Alex can’t believe that but guesses that’s just what happens when you’re lonely and needy. Alex asks if Theresa wants to see what he got her. Theresa says yes, so Alex presents her with a bracelet which amazes her. Theresa wishes there was something she could do for him. Alex says he has a few ideas as they kiss.

John tells Marlena that getting the Konstantin issue under control makes him feel like there might be a light at the end of the tunnel. Marlena agrees and says it must make John feel good to get Konstantin out of Maggie’s life. John states that he’s the reason that Konstantin is in Salem, so the way he’s been taking advantage of Maggie and plotting to kill her is all on him. John calls it another cross to bear.

Steve realizes Clyde’s book is the key, so if he knows they have it, he’ll come out of hiding. Jada says they just have to get word out that it’s been found. Steve asks Jada to keep him in the loop which she agrees to do. Kayla notes that it’s personal to them and their family. Steve talks about Clyde killing Abigail, almost killing Tripp and Wendy, and hurting so many people they love. Steve declares that Clyde needs to be stopped once and for all.

Xander doesn’t understand and questions Sarah saying no. Sarah clarifies that she’s not saying no to him, but to the ring and says she can’t wear that. Xander asks why not. Sarah says she appreciates it but it’s too much. Xander talks about Maggie reallocating Victor’s funds and setting up a trust for Victoria. Xander says that’s why he wants to make things official since they are a family now and he wanted her to have the best ring money could buy because she deserves it. Sarah responds that she doesn’t need the best ring or anything because she already has the best in him as they kiss.

Alex and Theresa go back to the bedroom and continue kissing as they begin to undress and they kiss onto the bed.

Xander asks if Sarah is saying yes then. Sarah calls Xander the best and agrees that the only way this could be any better would be knowing they get to spend the rest of their lives together. Sarah apologizes and says she’s so touched and does appreciate that he spent so much time shopping for a beautiful ring and the way he proposed. Xander asks her to just keep the ring and not feel guilty about it which she agrees to. Sarah says she’ll try her hardest to get over the guilt. Xander jokes that she’d feel more guilty giving it back as he spent hours picking out the right one. Sarah asks for a redo and promises to be grateful and gracious with no objections or complaints. Xander calls it take two as he gets back down on one knee and proposes to Sarah. Sarah then accepts and says she cannot wait to be his wife. Xander puts the ring on her finger. Sarah says it looks like they are engaged now. Xander confirms there’s no question about it as they kiss.

Kayla tells Jada that they want to have her and Rafe over for Sunday dinner which Jada says sounds wonderful. Jada agrees to check her calendar and text her. Jada hugs them and says to take care as she exits. Kayla tells Steve that she can see his wheels turning. Steve says this new piece of evidence is big news and asks how any of them could rest easy until Clyde is back in his cage. Kayla agrees that they can’t, so maybe it will give him something else to focus on other than Konstantin. Steve assures that he can work on more than one thing at a time so that doesn’t change. Kayla asks why he hasn’t told her what’s going on. Steve promises that when the time is right, he’ll tell her everything. Kayla hopes it all works out. Steve says it has to as there is no other option.

Konstantin sits in the town square, complaining about Alex. Maggie approaches and asks who he’s talking to. Konstantin says talking to himself is an old habit. Maggie says they all do it. Konstantin thought she was going to work. Maggie says she did and then she had an epiphany which brought her back to him. Konstantin asks about it. Maggie says she has a favor and he’s the only one she thinks can handle it. Konstantin says anything. Maggie explains that she intends to create a charitable trust in Victor’s honor and that Konstantin knew what was in Victor’s heart, so she’d like to put him in charge of distributing funds that belonged to Victor if he’s willing. Konstantin says it would be his honor to do for her and Victor. Konstantin thanks her for entrusting him wtih such a noble venture.

Marlena tells John that she’s going to tell him one more time that none of what he did back then was about him as it wasn’t John Black. Marlena says what he’s doing now and how he’s helping Maggie is an example of his kindness and his strength. Maggie says if that’s not an example of his quality of character, she doesn’t know what is. John responds that he just wants to be a force for good and with Marlena by his side, he knows anything is possible as he kisses her.

Alex and Theresa lay in bed after having sex. Theresa tells Alex that she’s crazy about him and she’s waiting for him to say the same. Alex says he’s a fan of actions speak louder than words and that all the action just now should’ve told her something. Theresa decides she’s going to shower and they decide to order food in. Theresa heads to the shower while Alex grabs his phone and calls Kristen. Alex says he misses her and will hopefully see her tomorrow as he can’t wait and then hangs up.

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Rafe meets Ava at Wendy and Tripp’s apartment. Rafe thanks her for meeting him there while Ava notes it’s good that Wendy and Tripp left her a key while they are in Hong Kong. Ava mentions that she does need to get back to the Pub because she can’t let Roman down after quitting the Bistro. Rafe points out that he wasn’t aware that she quit. Ava says it was for the best. Rafe says this won’t take long and assumes Harris has her up to speed on the lab analysis of Clyde’s black book. Ava confirms that Harris briefed her on it. Rafe says the working assumption is that Gil stabbed Li but the question is why and the other question is can Ava help them prove it.

Eric goes to the Spectator office and finds Chad’s son Thomas. Thomas says it’s take your kid to work day. Eric asks if that means he’s going to be his boss. Thomas responds that he doesn’t want to be the boss, he wants to be a reporter like his mom as Chad comes out from the back.

EJ enters the living room of the DiMera Mansion and is surprised to see Nicole as he thought she’d still be at the Spectator. Nicole says she’s going back and just took a break as she was hoping to see Holly after school so she could try to mend fences. Nicole says that Holly is with Sophia, studying and avoiding her after their blowout which she understands. EJ apologizes for his role in that. Nicole tells him that he has nothing to be sorry for as he was just trying to help like he always does.

Stefan works at the Bistro. Kristen joins him and asks for the latest. Stefan says he has as list of ex-associates of Clyde and Rafe couldn’t track anyone down, so he’s trying to come up with any kind of lead. Stefan toasts to finding Li’s real killer and Gabi coming home. Kristen knows Stefan loves Gabi and she can’t figure out why, but she knows they hadn’t really had a chance, so she hopes they have that chance now. Stefan jokes about her being a romantic. Kristen says she’s always been a hopeless romantic and tells Stefan to just keep that bitch away from her.

Sloan finds Leo drinking in the park and says she’s been looking all over for him. Leo mentions getting the good stuff thanks to EJ’s bank account. Sloan asks if he’s out of his freaking mind. Sloan questions if his plan is to drink himself in to a coma. Leo asks if she just came to judge him or if she has something to say. Sloan says that he lost his one true love like billions of others and asks if it was really true love since Dimitri dumped him on his ass. Leo calls that cruel while Sloan complains that Leo blew up her life. Leo argues that she chose this path, not him. Sloan remarks that he might as well have published the truth in his gossip column. Leo argues that he’s been good and loyal to her. Sloan cries that was until he opened his drunken mouth and jeopardized everything for her including her family, her marriage, and her livelihood. Leo insists that he kept his word and didn’t tell Eric. Leo feels she’s being overdramatic since aside from the people who already knew, EJ is the only other one that knows.

Nicole tells EJ that she didn’t expect Mother’s Day to go like it did and says she knows she’s made a lot of mistakes with Holly. Nicole brings up that Chloe was the one who actually carried her and then they had a custody battle. Nicole worries that Holly could sense the trauma and even when she got custody, she became a single mother. EJ encourages that she showered Holly with love and kids can sense that too. Nicole still wonders if things would be different if she raised Holly from the day she was born and she was hoping to have that chance with their son but it wasn’t in the cards for her.

Ava asks Rafe how she can help since she knows nothing about Li’s death. Rafe points out that since Wendy and Tripp are in Hong Kong, Ava is the only person in Salem who was living in the apartment when both Gil and Li were killed, so maybe she knows something without even being aware of it. Ava jokingly suggests hiring a hypnotist which Rafe says is not a bad idea. Ava insists she’s been doing nothing but thinking about this since Harris told her about the fingerprint. Ava swears that she knows just as much as Rafe does and that she really has to get back to work. Rafe suggests he come see her later or tomorrow then as there’s no chance he’s giving up on this. Ava says she’s trying to protect herself from reliving this. Rafe understands that this is difficult for her but he really needs her help here, badly. Ava then agrees to do what she can to help.

Eric asks Thomas if he has any ideas what kind of stories he wants to cover. Thomas says he wants to be a crime reporter and jokes about his school cafeteria. Eric sends Thomas to the photography room and says Chad will show him how to use the camera. Chad talks about Thomas getting it from his mom.

Stefan tells Kristen not to get ahead of themselves since Gabi isn’t out of prison yet and reminds her that he’s the one who found the black book. Kristen questions if he’s going back on a promise over a technicality. Stefan says he wants EJ out of the CEO chair as much as she did so the mission is plugging Kristen in and getting EJ out, but the priority is getting his wife out of prison.

Rafe tells Ava that the evidence points to Gil stabbing Li but questions what his motive was. Ava asks how she would know anything about that. Rafe says he’s just trying to piece things together and asks if there was any chance that Li was working with Clyde. Ava says absolutely not. Rafe asks how she could be so sure unless there’s more she’s not telling him about what Clyde and Gil were doing. Ava complains that it sounds like she needs a lawyer. Rafe says he’s not interrogating her but she did run a drug ring for her father. Ava argues that was decades ago. Rafe suggests maybe Clyde knew that and was capitalizing on her experience. Ava remarks that anything possible doesn’t mean they are. Rafe brings up Ava running a management position at the Bistro despite having no restaurant experience. Ava declares they are done here. Rafe questions why Stefan would take the fall for her when she’s the one with the drug DNA. Ava tells Rafe that his accusations are baseless. Rafe shouts that it was happening right below her and she’s smarter than that. Rafe says he just needs to understand why Stefan took the fall for her and asks if something was going on between them. Rafe questions if Stefan was cheating on Gabi with Ava. Rafe asks her to help him understand and make sense of this.

Nicole asks EJ to tell her the truth as she asks if he expected so much drama when they got together. Nicole talks about EJ having to deal with Holly’s attitude and her occasional mood swings. EJ jokes that he does the same and she still puts up with him. EJ adds that after being with Sami, this has been a cake walk which Nicole takes as a compliment. EJ assures that he adores her and is so grateful that he gets to spend his time with her. Nicole asks EJ to let Holly know that she’ll be working late tonight and that she did come by on her break to see her. EJ informs Nicole that a City Hall fundraiser is on the horizon, so her being on his arm when he shows up will make him look like visiting royalty. Nicole agrees to go and says it will be an interesting and a chance to do something good. EJ calls her optimism infectious. Nicole says it’s really sad that so many charity programs are underfunded so maybe she can pick up something for her article. EJ comments that she and Eric seem to have really thrown themselves in to this. Nicole assures they believe these stories need to be told. EJ declares that his wife has everything as they kiss. Nicole tells EJ that she will see him later as she then exits the mansion.

Eric tells Chad that Abigail was an amazing person. Chad says she was perfect to him and he misses her. Chad talks about there being a lot of Abigail in their kids. Eric is sure she’s smiling down on them.

Sloan tells Leo that maybe this was all her fault since she left him alone at a bar to drown his sorrows in booze. Leo calls that a huge mistake on her part. Sloan asks how long after she left did he go to EJ’s. Leo tries to recall how long it took but says he doesn’t know because he was drunk and still is along with being heartbroken, so he wasn’t thinking. Sloan asks if he’s ever thinking. Leo responds that he’s thinking now and something isn’t adding up.

Stefan declares that he’s going to EJ to compel him to open Gabi’s case because she’s been locked up long enough. Kristen tries to stop Stefan and says she knows it’s hard to be patient but Rafe said he was going to EJ after he talked to Ava. Kristen says they will hope that Rafe finds even more evidence that points to Gil as the killer.

Ava tells Rafe that the only woman that Stefan loves is Gabi and she thinks Rafe knows that. Ava thought they were trying to get evidence to clear Gabi’s name, not have an interrogation in to her past. Rafe understands her resistance to her past but says it’s relevant because anyone can look up Ava’s history and see that she’s a criminal. Rafe argues that he’s trying to get the truth and the whole story. Rafe’s theory is that the killings are connected as he thinks Gil came looking for Ava but ran in to Li and Li was in his way, so Gil took him out, then Gabi came in and stupidly picked up the knife after seeing the body. Ava calls that definitely a theory. Rafe tells Ava there’s no more dancing around it. Rafe declares that Ava was the intended victim and he thinks she knows that.

Chad tells Eric that kids make it all worthwhile. Eric agrees, talking about Jude being his world. Chad says genetics have nothing on that kind of love. Eric calls Thomas amazing and a great kid. Chad talks about him growing up too fast. Chad tells Eric to make sure to cherish every moment he can with Jude. Eric assures that he does and that he’s so blessed to be his dad.

Sloan ask what Leo means by something not adding up. Leo says he told EJ the truth out of the goodness of his heart which Sloan laughs at. Leo says he didn’t go there for a payout, but EJ spearheaded that so he wouldn’t talk. Sloan tells Leo to just do as he’s told. Leo argues that he had no choice after Eric cut off his money. Sloan asks if that’s why he went to EJ. Leo reminds her that he told her that he would if his allowance stopped coming. Sloan complains that he more recently said he wouldn’t. Leo blames the drinking but Sloan says he’s the one who poured the poison down his throat, so he’s the reason they are in this mess. Leo tells Sloan that he’s sorry. Leo talks about how he cares about Jude. Leo thinks that Jude should be with his biological mom, who actually likes kids. Sloan declares that Jude is never going back to Nicole, ever, which Leo questions.

Ava questions Rafe thinking she was Gil’s target. Rafe confirms that he thinks so and with forensics evidence and a possible motive, they have a much better chance at getting Gabi her freedom, but he needs the whole story and whatever her relationship was with Gil. Ava responds that she didn’t have a relationship with him. Ava calls Gil a snake who was always coming onto her and wouldn’t take no for an answer and that is it. Rafe asks why Gil had to come back here to do that. Ava asks if she has to spell it out for him. Ava says there’s always the chance that someone could be at the Bistro so it’s not the ideal place for sexual assault. Ava asks if it’s hard to get in the head of a predator. Rafe goes over Gil killing Li and then coming back for Ava, but she killed him. Ava flashes back to shooting Gil and shouts that it was in self defense.

Leo doesn’t understand and questions if Sloan is saying EJ doesn’t want his kid back. Sloan says she didn’t say that. Leo argues that if Nicole never gets her baby back, then EJ won’t either. Sloan reminds Leo that EJ told him to keep his mouth shut and not ask questions but he’s doing the opposite. Leo argues that he’s a journalist. Sloan says this is none of his concern. Leo says he’s a sensitive guy with a big heart and a ton of guilt for stealing a child and letting EJ and Nicole think their child was dead. Leo admits he’s having a hard time living with himself because he’s feeling so guilty. Leo questions Sloan lying to Eric all this time and how she’s sleeping at night or living with herself.

Chad asks Eric how his feature is coming along. Eric says it’s coming along well. Chad asks if it’s going alright with Nicole. Eric says it is and asks why it wouldn’t be. Chad acknowledges their history and jokes that he knows what it can be like to work with an ex. Nicole then arrives and asks if she’s interrupting. Chad says no, so Nicole says for them to get back to work. Chad decides he will go track down Thomas. Nicole gives Chad a notebook that she found at her desk this morning. Chad opens it and Nicole asks if everything is okay. Chad recognizes it having Abigail’s handwriting and that the last entry was just a few weeks before she died.

Ava tells Rafe that it still haunts her why she had to pull the trigger and it still follows her. Ava says now it’s the thought that Wendy’s brother was killed because of her. Rafe says Li was in the wrong place at the wrong time, just like Gabi was. Ava says maybe that’s just a story he keeps telling himself. Ava cries that she can’t do this anymore. Ava tells Rafe that she doesn’t know anything and if she did, she would tell him, but she doesn’t. Rafe accepts that for now but tells her that as long as Gabi’s freedom is on the line, he’s not going to stop digging by a long shot.

Chad says he can almost hear Abigail’s voice in her writing. Chad thought he read everything she wrote but he’s never seen this before, so she must have been working on it right before she died. Eric asks how they can find out or if anyone else might know. Chad suggests Abigail probably confided in Jack. Nicole points out that Jack was editor-in-chief so maybe he knows something. Chad decides there’s only one way to find out and calls Jack. Chad tells him that everything is okay and the kids are good. Chad says he just had a question about Abigail. Chad asks Jack if Abigail told him or Jennifer about a piece she was working on before she died.

EJ sits at home with a drink until Stefan and Kristen come home. EJ jokingly calls them two of his favorite people and offers a drink. Stefan says he’s good for now while Kristen says she’ll take one herself. EJ and Kristen start to argue. Stefan asks them to stop. EJ asks Kristen if she noticed the DiMera stock going up and calls that enough for the board to vote him as permanent CEO at the next election since it’s all about the bottom line. Stefan questions him being sure while Kristen mocks him. EJ remarks that the rising tide lifts all boats. Stefan says that Chad and Tony want nothing to do with the company and he’s persona non grata so it looks like EJ has it buttoned up. EJ agrees and toasts to family.

Sloan tells Leo that guilt is a waste of time as nobody gets medals for suffering. Leo mocks her having no conscience. Sloan says she has come to terms with what she did, so he should too and they should put this dark time behind them. Leo argues that they told a woman that her son was dead when he wasn’t and that woman will probably grieve for the rest of her life. Sloan calls that sad, but insists that she will get over it. Sloan points out that Nicole is in a very happy marriage to a rich and powerful man, she has a daughter and a job, so she thinks she’s doing fine. Sloan tells Leo to get over his guilt and warns him to keep his mouth shut or else she will tell EJ that he’s not holding up his end of the bargain, so losing all that money will be the least of his troubles.

Ava goes home and calls Harris, leaving a message telling him that she’s not feeling so great so she told Roman that she couldn’t work tonight but she needs to talk to him. Ava hangs up and tells herself that she can’t do it. Ava questions how to tell Wendy that it could be her fault that her brother is dead. Ava prays that Rafe is wrong.

Chad thanks Jack and says they’ll talk soon as they hang up. Chad informs Eric and Nicole that apparently Abigail was working on something pretty heavy before she died and she was just about to break it open but she never told Jack what it was, so he just assumed she dropped it, but based on the dates and her notes, she didn’t drop it. Eric asks if Chad has a guess. Chad guesses it was on the increased drug trafficking in Salem. Eric brings up that Clyde was released from prison right before Abigail died and Chad points out that Salem police are still trying to dismantle that drug operation. Nicole acknowledges that as the drugs that nearly killed Holly. Chad realizes that Abigail was on to Clyde but the question is if he knew about it.

Rafe goes to the DiMera Mansion. EJ questions him making house calls. Rafe points out that he’s never in his office and asks if they can talk. EJ assumes he has no choice. They head in to the living room where Rafe points out Stefan and Kristen. EJ asks what this is about. Rafe reveals there is new evidence that points to Gabi being innocent in killing Li Shin. Rafe hands EJ a folder as EJ remarks that Gabi is far from innocent. Rafe explains to EJ that it’s photos of the black book, lab results, and fingerprints which is Gil’s fingerprint in Li’s blood. EJ argues that it could’ve been there for years and proves nothing, especially since it was found by Gabi’s husband. Stefan argues that he found the book knowing it belonged to Gil and immediately turned it over to the police. EJ feels there’s nothing substantial to justify reopening the case. Kristen calls that insane, arguing that the book couldn’t have been there for years since the Bistro was only open under Gil for a few months. EJ declares that as district attorney, the decision is his, so they will not be reopening the case, end of story. EJ walks out, leaving Rafe, Stefan, and Kristen upset.

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Recap written by Michele and Cheryl

Rafe and Ava met at Tripp and Wendy’s apartment. While they were talking, he found out she quit the Bistro. Rafe told Ava that Gil stabbed Li and asked if she could help prove it. EJ and Nicole talked about Holly. He apologized for how Holly acted. She told him he was trying to help like he always did. Stefan told Kristen about Clyde’s ex-associates. He said Rafe couldn’t find them. Stefan said he was trying to help find them. Sloan ran into Leo. She told him that he blew up her life. Leo told her she chose her path. Sloan said he should have printed the truth in his article. Leo said he was good to her. She said he ruined everything. He said he kept his word and didn’t tell Eric. Leo said EJ was the only one who knew about the baby. Nicole talked to EJ about Holly and how Chloe carried. She said she thought she would get another chance at being a mother, but it wasn’t in the cards. Rafe questioned Ava about Gil, but she wanted to protect herself. He said he needed her help. She said she would do what she could to help. Stefan reminded Kristen that the lead fell in her life because he found the book. He said he wanted to kick EJ out of DiMera Enterprises, but his priority was getting Gabi out of prison. Rafe said it looked like Gil killed Li, but wondered what the motive was. He asked what Clyde and Gil wanted. Ava asked if she needed a lawyer. Rafe said he didn’t. He said there were other issues. Rafe wondered why Stefan would take the fall for her. He asked if something was going on between them. Rafe asked if Stefan was cheating on his sister with her.

Sloan asked Leo when he told EJ about the truth. Leo told her it was about five minutes. He said he was drunk and heartbroken. Leo said something wasn’t adding up. Stefan told Kristen he was going to make EJ open Gabi’s case. Kristen said to let Rafe handle it. Ava told Rafe that Gabi was the only woman Stefan loved. She said she thought they were talking about Li’s killer, not her past. Rafe said anyone could look up her past and know that she’s a killer. He said he thought Gil came to the apartment looking for her. He said Li came in and Gil killed him. Rafe said Gabi picked up the knife. He said Ava knew she was the intended victim. Leo said EJ paid him to keep quiet about the baby swap. He said he didn’t have a choice when Eric cut off his money. Sloan said he was the reason why they were in this mess. Leo apologized. He said Jude was always smiling at him. Leo thought Jude should be with his biological mother. Sloan said Jude was never going back to his biological mother. Rafe said he needed Ava to help get Gabi out of prison. Ava said Gil was the kind of man who wouldn’t take no for an answer. Sloan told Leo to keep his mouth shut. He ripped into her for lying to herself and sleeping at night for keeping Nicole from her baby. Sloan told Leo that Nicole was going to be okay. She warned him to keep his mouth shut or she would tell EJ that he wasn’t holding up his end of the bargain. Rafe went to EJ and showed him the evidence that Gabi was innocent of Li’s murder. EJ said he wasn’t opening up the case.

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Brady let Marlena know that she was always like a mother to him because she always cheers him on. He gave her a Mother’s Day present. Jada was shocked that Li’s blood was on the black book. Rafe said it connected Gil to Li Shin’s murder. Jada wanted to know how they were going to prove it. Rafe said they had to do something to clear Gabi. Kristen told Stefan that she had evidence that proved Gabi didn’t kill Li. She said he was going to have his wife back as a free woman. Alex told Theresa about the things he bought. He said he was using the money to get over the anger he had towards Victor. Theresa thought it was good that he was letting go of his anger, but Alex said he wasn’t entirely over it. Alex talked to Theresa about the shock of finding out that Victor was his father and not Justin. He told her he was still upset about Justin not being his father. Spending money eased the pain a little. Brady told Marlena that he was grateful to have her as a mother in his life. He loved how she made his father happy. Brady told her that she meant everything to the people in their lives. Kristen told Stefan that she invited Ava over to see if she knew anything about Li’s murder. She said Ava told her about the blood on the black book. Stefan asked if it had anything to do with Li’s murder. Kristen said after the book was analyzed, Li’s blood and Gil’s fingerprints were on the book.

Alex continued to tell Theresa about the things he bought. Theresa wondered if he was going to save some of the money for heirs. He said he didn’t think he was going to have kids. Brady told Marlena about his trip. While they were talking, they talked about Rachel. Marlena said she wished Brady had custody of Rachel. Brady said it killed him that Alex got to see Rachel more than he did. Marlena said she didn’t think Alex and Kristen were serious. Brady said he didn’t think it was at first. Marlena asked if Theresa liked it. Brady said she didn’t. Kristen told Stefan that Gil was looking for Ava but killed Li instead. She said Li was at the wrong place at the wrong time. Brady told Marlena how he felt about Alex. Marlena didn’t agree with him about Alex. Stefan asked Kristen how they were going to prove Gil was Li’s killer. Kristen said reasonable doubt. While they were talking, Rafe and Jada showed up. Rafe told Stefan that they needed a list of everyone who worked at the Bistro when Li was killed. Stefan brought up the black book. He said they were on the same page and agreed to give Rafe the records. Alex told Theresa that he was moving back in the mansion. He told her she could stay in the apartment for as long as he wants to. She was upset about living in the apartment without him. He said he thought she would want time to herself. Theresa said that didn’t make her happy because she liked being with him. Marlena advised Brady to have an honest conversation with Alex. Brady said Alex told him he wasn’t interested in having a relationship with Rachel. Marlena said he sounded jealous of the time Alex spent with Rachel. They talked about Nicole not letting Holly go to the prom. Rafe and Jada told Stefan that he was going to free Gabi from prison. Stefan said he was willing to do whatever it took to help Gabi. Theresa told Alex she never wanted to break up with him. She said she was hurt and embarrassed when he didn’t propose to her. Theresa said she regretted the way she treated him.

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Rafe let Jada know that the book was being investigated. Jada felt like it was the break they needed. She hoped Harris had luck tracing it. Ava wanted to know why Kristen wanted to meet with her. Nicole expressed to Eric how devastated she was that Holly hated her. Eric assured her that Holly didn’t hate her. She wanted Holly to understand why she didn’t want her to go to the prom. Eric told her that Holly understood, but she didn’t think so. Sloan wondered if Eric was always going to be with Nicole or was everything crashing down on her. EJ arrived at Sloan’s place. Rafe wanted to call the lab to find out news about the book, but Jada tried to stop him from doing that. She wanted to bring Clyde and Goldman to justice. Jada told Rafe that she had cold cases about Clyde that she wanted to solve. EJ knew Sloan wasn’t lying. He found out that Eric and Nicole are Jude’s parents. Sloan wondered what he was going to do about it now that he knows the truth. Eric and Nicole were talking and found Leo on the ground. Kristen admitted that she wanted Ava to tell her what happened to Li. EJ didn’t know what he was going to do yet. He wondered how she pulled off her plan. EJ assumed she had help with her plan. Sloan said she was the only one who did it. He didn’t seem to believe her. Sloan explained what happened after Nicole gave birth to Jude. EJ wanted to know how Leo found out about what she did. She told him that Dimitri told Leo everything. EJ couldn’t believe that Dimitri knew the baby was his and he still chose his mother over him. Sloan wanted to know what he was going to do about Leo. Rafe wondered why Jada was involved in cold cases. She was focused on Bobby. Bobby wanted her to investigate his mother. Ava didn’t know anything about what happened to Li. Kristen wondered if she was sure about that. She thought Gil and Li were killed within days of each other in the same apartment. Kristen wondered if there was something she didn’t tell the police. EJ planned on taking care of Leo. Sloan wondered if he was going to hurt him. EJ planned to take him to the desert and dig a hole for him. He was kidding and assured her that Leo would be fine. Sloan said the truth about Jude had to remain a secret in order to save their marriages. EJ thought Nicole would be ecstatic once she found out the truth about her baby. He thought he would be a jerk if he didn’t tell Nicole the truth. Sloan told him that Eric and Nicole would get back together. She thought they should keep quiet.

Eric and Nicole put Leo to bed. He told them he was heartbroken because he lost the love of his life. Nicole assured him that he would meet someone new. Leo wondered if things got better for them. They assured him they were happier. Leo didn’t believe them. EJ thought Nicole deserved to know the truth, but he didn’t want to lose her. He thought there could be a compromise. EJ thought he could tell Nicole that Jude was their son. Sloan thought Jude would grow up looking and sounding like Eric. She thought it was best for them to keep quiet. Leo said his heart was in the right place. He wondered if EJ told her about his conversation with him. Leo fell asleep before Nicole could get answers from him. Nicole wanted to know what was going on, but Eric said to let him sleep it off. Ava told Kristen what happened when she killed Gil. Rafe was surprised to hear Jada talk about Bobby in an empathetic way. She didn’t mean to talk about him so much. Jada realized that he wasn’t the man she thought he was. She was thankful he signed the divorce papers. EJ showed up at Leo’s place. Leo didn’t remember him being there. He mentioned how Nicole and Eric were there with him. EJ demanded to know why Nicole and Eric were there. Leo told him they found him passed out and brought him home. He remembered that he wanted to tell them the truth. EJ warned him not to tell him the truth. He wanted to know why. EJ told him the baby belongs to Eric and Nicole. He promised to pay him to keep quiet. Ava would help Kristen find Li’s killer, but she didn’t know how she could help. Rafe received a call that the book had a print of Gil on it. It also had Li’s blood on it. Leo agreed to keep quiet. EJ told him that he would have a wonderful life if he kept quiet. If he broke the promise, EJ would make sure he didn’t have a life. Rafe realized that Gabi didn’t kill Li. He thought Gil was the one who did it.

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At Salem High, Tate finds Holly at her locker and tells her he’s been looking all over for her and thought maybe they could have lunch together. Holly says maybe another time as it’s been a really busy morning. Tate asks if everything is okay. Holly claims she’s just stressed over having a lot of homework to catch up on. Tate feels there’s something else going on. Holly then admits she’s really embarrassed that he saw the huge fight between her and Nicole earlier. Tate says he just hated to see her so upset and that there was nothing he could do about it. Tate asks if anything changed but Holly says no as Nicole thinks she’s going to do drugs and die if she’s out past curfew, so she is forbidding her from going to prom.

Theresa goes home and is shocked to find the place filled with boxes. Alex comes in, so Theresa asks what all this is. Alex responds that he did a little bit of shopping then admits maybe he overdid it but ask what’s the point of having money if not to enjoy it. Theresa agrees but thought he would be at work. Alex says the beauty of being his own boss is making his own hours. Alex tells Theresa about some of the things he bought and reveals he got them matching diamond watches.

Brady goes home which excites Marlena, who says he’s been missed. Marlena asks about his trip. Brady says it was a lot of work and hardly any downtime plus not a lot of sleep. Marlena suggests maybe now he can get some sleep. Brady wants to make the whole week a work-life balance and says most of his time will be spent on his kids and parents. Brady points out referring to her and John as his parents because Marlena has always been a mother to him. Brady calls her his mom in every sense of the word and says he doesn’t know what he’d do without her since she’s always been there for him. Brady tells Marlena that he loves her so much. Marlena says she loves him too. Brady then surprises her with a late Mother’s Day gift.

At the police station, Jada tells Rafe that she can’t believe Gil’s prints and Li’s blood were both on the black book. Rafe says this changes everything and confirms the lab ran the test twice. Rafe adds that it clearly connects Gil to Li’s murder. Jada asks how they prove it. Rafe admits it won’t be easy but he will do whatever it takes to get to the truth and clear his sister’s name once and for all.

Kristen goes to the Bistro and excitedly tells Stefan that she has some news as she found a lead in Li Shin’s murder and she might have enough evidence to pin the crime on the guilty party which is definitely not Gabi. Stefan asks what she is saying. Kristen announces that Gabi is soon to be released from prison which means Stefan will soon have his wife back as a free woman.

Tate tells Holly that he’s sorry and that it sucks she can’t go to prom. Holly can’t wait until she’s 18 so she can do whatever she wants. Tate relates to how he feels sometimes with his mom. Tate asks if Holly has told Aaron yet that she can’t be his date. Holly says she hasn’t but doubts he will care since he’s totally in to Sophia, who is totally in to Tate. Sophia then approaches them and asks what’s going on.

Alex tells Theresa to wait until she sees the new convertible Ferrari that he ordered and shows her a picture. Theresa comments that it must have cost as much as the two watches. Alex confirms it was a little more but says he’s dreamed of owning a Ferrari like this. Alex adds that not just anybody can buy something like this and that they won’t even let a first time buyer buy a new car. Alex reveals it cost $650,000. Theresa asks if he’s crazy. Alex says probably but he’s okay with that. Alex says if Victor was ever looking for a way to make up for all these years, he definitely found a way. Alex adds that he’s trying to get over the resentment of Victor not acknowledging him until after he was dead. Alex says he’s getting there and talks about how it felt when he first found out he was Victor’s son. Alex recalls being miserable and depressed knowing that Justin wasn’t really his father and his brothers not being his brothers. Alex admits he hasn’t totally gotten over the shock of knowing he was lied to for his whole life and that it still upsets him. Alex states that he’s resilient and a material guy, so buying all this stuff eases the pain a little bit. Alex declares that he forgives Victor.

Brady’s gift to Marlena is her favorite perfume. Marlena guesses that John directed Brady to where to get it in Chicago which Brady confirms. Marlena thanks him and says she was just running out, so it’s a perfect gift as they hug. Brady says he should be thanking her more often as he hasn’t always been grateful but he’s so grateful to her now for everything she’s done for him, his kids, and his dad. Brady says he gets to have Marlena as a mother and she makes his dad so happy, so that makes him blessed. Brady talks about how much Marlena means to people in town as he wishes her a Happy Mother’s Day. They hug as Marlena tells him that she loves him so much.

Rafe suggests he and Jada go to the evidence room to pull everything they have on both Gil and Li’s murder cases, since now that they know they are connected, maybe they will see something they didn’t see before. Jada agrees and they head to the evidence room.

Stefan asks Kristen what happened. Kristen explains that she invited Ava over to see if she could jog her memory to remember anything about Li’s murder. Kristen says that while they were there, Ava got a call from Harris who reported a bloody fingerprint on the black book. Stefan questions that having something to do with Li’s murder. Kristen reveals that after they analyzed it, they found Gil’s fingerprint and Li’s blood. Stefan can’t believe it. Kristen then tells him that they found Gil’s fingerprint in Li’s blood on the black book. Stefan declares that means that Gil is likely Li’s murderer, not Gabi.

Tate tells Sophia that he was just asking Holly to help him with Spanish. Holly says she’s no good at it but Sophia offers to tutor him which Tate goes along with. Sophia suggests they could meet after school today but Tate says he promised Roman that he would help at the Pub. Tate asks about Sophia’s nose. Sophia says it’s thankfully not broken and just a little sore. Tate apologizes again. Sophia understands it was an accident and says she’s so looking forward to prom since Tate is taking her.

Theresa asks if Alex is just going to spend all of his money and not open a trust fund for future heirs. Alex responds that he’s not even sure he’s going to have kids or he’s never considered himself the father type but more the private jet, yacht type. Theresa asks about carrying on Victor’s legacy and name. Alex doesn’t want to put that pressure on himself, pointing out that Philip is still out there along with other Kiriakis members. The doorbell rings with another delivery. Alex excitedly tells Theresa that this is his new drone. Theresa doesn’t think he can fit much more stuff here. Alex then reveals that none of it is staying as it’s coming with him when he moves in to the Kiriakis Mansion which leaves Theresa speechless.

Marlena asks Brady about his trip. Brady says it was mostly work business aside from his stop to buy her perfume. Marlena hopes he enjoys Chicago and doesn’t just stay in his hotel. Brady admits he got out once or twice but points out last time he was in Chicago, he was with Rachel on a school trip which he preferred. Marlena knows how much he loves Rachel. Brady calls it amazing how much Rachel can change in a week and talks about how smart she is. Marlena wishes he had more time with Rachel and shared custody. Brady admits it’s driving him a little crazy that Alex is getting to spend all this time with Rachel. Marlena doesn’t think Alex and Kristen are serious. Brady responds that he didn’t think so either, but he’s beginning to wonder unless it’s a pure act because they are really demonstrative with each other. Marlena jokes that’s a bad visual. Marlena asks what Theresa thinks about it. Brady responds that she doesn’t like it at all and he doesn’t either.

Stefan asks Kristen why Gil would want to kill Li since they didn’t even know each other and Li wasn’t part of the drug ring. Kristen goes over Gil showing up at the apartment not long after Li died, to attack Ava which is when Ava shot him to death. Kristen wonders if that wasn’t the first time that Gil wanted to get his hands on Ava and that Li just happened to show up. Stefan wonders the possibility of Gil looking for Ava but killing Li because he was in the wrong place at the wrong time.

Sophia reminds Tate that she will see him for Spanish tutoring as she heads off to her next class. Tate tells Holly that he feels terrible about telling Sophia that he would take her to prom. Tate says he’s not thrilled as he doesn’t want her to get the wrong idea by him pretending to be in to her. Holly says he’ll just have to be honest with her and she didn’t really give him a choice. Tate says unless they come clean about them, Sophia is going to be really hurt which they agreed is not the smartest move. Holly admits that she’s actually glad he’s going to the prom with Sophia which Tate questions. Holly says this isn’t fair that they are sneaking around just to have 5 minutes alone while he should be able to hang out with a girl with no restrictions. Tate doesn’t understand what she is saying. Holly suggests maybe Tate should give Sophia a chance. Tate calls that crazy and refuses, insisting he wants to be with Holly. Holly says she does too but it’s starting to feel like maybe it’s not meant to be.

Marlena questions Brady thinking Alex is a bad influence on Rachel. Brady thinks Alex is shallow and a womanizer that thinks he’s God’s gift. Marlena disagrees since she’s spent a little with him and she doesn’t find him shallow. Brady says in any case, he doesn’t want any guy hanging around his daughter that isn’t him and if Alex starts spending more time with Rachel than he’s allowed to, that’s going to make his head explode.

Stefan asks Kristen how they prove that Gil is Li’s killer since they aren’t living. Kristen suggests maybe reasonable doubt is all they need. Stefan jokes about her watching Law & Order. Rafe and Jada then arrive. Rafe tells Stefan that they need a list of everyone who worked at the Bistro when Gil did, starting with when Li was killed. Stefan tells Rafe that if it has to do with the blood on the book, he can have whatever he wants. Rafe questions how he knew about that. Stefan reminds him that he’s the one who found the book and turned it over to the police, so he says Harris filled him. Stefan adds that this is what they want, for Gabi to be free, so he and Rafe are finally on the same side. Stefan agrees to help in any way he can. Rafe wants to start with the personnel records. Stefan agrees to bring them to the office.

Theresa questions Alex moving out. Alex says as soon as the Hortons move back home since it’s a little bit crowded now there with Doug and Julie plus Chad and the kids. Alex adds that it’ll be bad enough to have to deal with Maggie and her new husband. Alex asks if Theresa is going to miss him and says if she’s worried about having to find another place to live, she can stay as long as she wants and he’ll continue to pay the rent. Theresa complains that he doesn’t get it. Alex asks what she is talking about. Theresa says her living alone in the apartment while he moves in to the mansion. Theresa complains that she doesn’t want to live here without him and asks if that surprises him. Alex says it sort of does as he thought she would enjoy having more room to herself. Alex points out that they don’t see each other that much as it is and she could have Tate over whenever she wants so he thought she would be happy about it. Theresa insists that it does not make her happy as she likes being with him and living with him. Theresa tells Alex that she wants to be together with him. Alex says now he’s genuinely confused. Theresa knows she was giving him mixed signals and made him think that she wanted to keep the relationship platonic. Alex asks if now that’s not what she really wants. Theresa confirms that it’s not ever what she wanted.

Marlena thinks Brady should have an honest conversation with Alex about his concerns. Brady informs her that he did and that Alex assured him that he does not want to be a father figure to Rachel. Brady says he wasn’t surprised and he believes him. Marlena feels that Brady sounds threatened by Alex spending time with Rachel interfering with his time with her. Brady agrees but decides to chill about the whole subject. Brady says that Marlena always told him not to borrow trouble. Brady adds that Rachel hasn’t said much about Alex which leads him to believe they haven’t been spending time together, but he shudders at the idea. Brady doesn’t like it but agrees to backburner the whole issue. Marlena thinks that’s a good idea. Brady asks Marlena what he missed while he was away. Marlena informs him that Tate got his tux for the prom which Brady looks forward to seeing. Brady says he’s very happy that Tate is moving on from Holly. Marlena guesses Tate is going to prom with someone named Sophia. Brady doesn’t know much about her but that Tate said she’s smart and fun. Marlena thinks Tate is having a hard time being away from Holly, but he’s glad that he’s trying to move on. Brady brings up Nicole and Holly having a big fight outside the Bistro over Nicole not letting Holly go to prom which Theresa told him about. Marlena is sorry to hear that but understands Nicole being reluctant to let her go after what happened on New Year’s Eve. Brady talks about the peer pressure at prom. Marlena points out it being an all night event. Brady recalls when he was asked to chaperone at the Last Blast Dance at Victor’s request and he left thinking he’d never have kids which they laugh about. Brady is glad he broke that promise because he loves his kids. Brady tells Marlena that he wants to set up a trust for Rachel and Tate, so he hoped Marlena would sign the documents as a witness which she agrees to. Marlena looks at the documents and notes that it guarantees they will be very well provided for. Brady reveals that Maggie was generous enough to share some of the wealth from Victor’s will to the relatives that were seemingly cut out of it. Marlena repeats that it will take very good care of Rachel and Tate’s future. Brady says he has everything he needs and now so will they, assuring his kids and future grandkids will be set for life.

Stefan tells Kristen that Rafe and Jada are still searching. Kristen hopes that they don’t find anything else to pin on him. Stefan assures they won’t because he runs a clean business now. Stefan hopes they will both get their clean starts soon. Rafe and Jada return with a box of files. Rafe says they’ve reviewed the files and most people don’t work there anymore but they will track them down as someone is bound to remember something. Stefan asks how long that will take. Rafe says he doesn’t know but the case is top priority since it could lead to freedom for his sister. Stefan repeats that’s what they want for Gabi to be free so he’s all in on whatever he can do.

Tate doesn’t get it and asks if Holly is saying she wants them to break up. Holly says it’s not that she wants to but maybe it’s for the best. Tate disagrees and calls that the last thing he wants. Holly tells him not to make this harder than it has to be. Tate doesn’t understand why she’s suddenly giving up on them because he doesn’t want to be with anyone else but her. Tate says he has feelings for her that he’s never had for anyone. Tate then kisses Holly.

Alex questions Theresa saying she never wanted to break up in the first place. Theresa assures she never wanted that. Theresa explains that she was really hurt when she thought he was going to propose and he didn’t, so she overreacted and tried to act like she didn’t want anything to do with him by rejecting him. Alex remembers her not answering his calls for days. Theresa admits she was really stupid and she regrets it. Alex questions why she rejected him and pushed him away instead of just talking it out. Theresa admits she was trying to play hard to get and really wanted him to just miss her, hoping that he would see the errors in his ways and beg her to come back to him, but that didn’t happen. Theresa states that she played a really risky game and it totally backfired in her face. Alex asks if she’s saying she pushed him away when she was trying to do the obvious. Theresa says exactly, but now she knows that was a really big mistake. Theresa promises not to play any more games and asks Alex if it’s not too late.

Marlena wonders when Maggie made the decision to share Victor’s fortune so generously. Brady thinks she decided as soon as the will went to probate and asks why she asked. Marlena says she’s just curious. Brady is curious how Konstantin is going to feel about Maggie distributing all this wealth. Marlena asks why he would say that. Brady asks if she doesn’t think Konstantin is just trying to position himself for a big pay day. Marlena admits that she does but she hopes Maggie is smarter than that. Brady notes that Maggie has always been smart and not easily manipulated but he doesn’t like Konstantin. Brady suggests maybe it’s just him but Marlena informs him that she doesn’t like Konstantin either.

Rafe tells Stefan that the nightmare isn’t over yet but they are closer than ever to freeing Gabi. Stefan asks what they do next. Jada says what they have so far is circumstantial and not conclusive but that’s okay. Jada adds that they just have to reopen Li’s murder case and cast doubt on the conviction. Rafe is optimistic that this will be enough.

Tate tells Holly to stop worrying about what’s best for him because this is what’s best for him, being with her. Holly feels the same and just hates how complicated it’s gotten because of her. Tate tells her not to talk like that as he doesn’t care if it’s complicated. Tate swears that as long as he has her, he can handle anything. Holly says she has to get to class so they will finish this later. Tate says to himself that maybe there is a way…

Theresa asks if Alex has anything to say as she’s pouring her heart out and he’s just standing there, staring at her. Theresa needs to know that he still wants her and that he misses being with her. Alex responds that he’s just thrown by what she said and he’s feeling confused. Theresa tells him to shut up and make love to her as she then kisses him and he begins to undress.

Brady tells Marlena that it looks like he’s going back to the office since Alex has decided to take another day off again. Marlena tells him to do what he needs to do and thanks him for the perfume and the talk. Brady thanks her as they hug. Brady wishes her a Happy Mother’s Day again as he then exits. Marlena then grabs her phone and calls John, saying she needs to talk to him about Maggie.

Stefan can’t wait to tell Gabi about this as it will really lift her spirits. Rafe thinks they should hold off until they know more since they still have to convince EJ to reopen the case. Stefan mentions EJ hating Gabi with a passion. Jada argues that EJ will have no choice but to follow the evidence and the law. Stefan hopes he sees it that way.

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Stephanie and Everett go to the Brady Pub after playing pickleball. They joke about the time they had until Stephanie gets a cramp in her leg, so Everett massages her leg which she admits feels good. Stephanie says she’s glad they did this and that he suggested it.

Rafe joins Jada at the police station and informs her that the results came from the crime lab on the black book that Harris gave them and they are processing it further now. Jada calls it their first potential break. Rafe talks about how Clyde needs that book, but they weren’t able to crack the code as the department is not used to seeing that. Jada hopes Harris has better luck with his Navy buddies.

Kristen and Ava have coffee together at the DiMera Mansion. They talk about how long they have been friends. Kristen recalls when they were in the convent in Italy. Ava questions why she invied her over. Kristen claims she just thought they could catch up but Ava is not buying it. Ava asks Kristen what she really wants.

Nicole and Eric go to the park. Nicole complains about the look in Holly’s eyes when she said she hated her. Eric encourages that she’s just angry. Nicole cries that she’s just trying to protect Holly because the thought of her partying at prom triggers her in to remember that Holly almost died. Eric understands. Nicole wishes that Holly understood. Eric suggests just giving her time to cool off and says he’s sorry that she had a difficult Mother’s Day. Nicole knew it would be but didn’t think it would end with her daughter hating her.

Sloan watches over Jude at home and wonders how this is it how will always be, with Eric working with Nicole while they are alone or if it’s all going to come crashing down. EJ then shows up at her door.

Rafe decides to call the lab to give them a nudge but Jada convinces him not to as the lab will call when they have something. Jada encourages that it will be soon and says she’s even more motivated to bring down Clyde and Goldman. Rafe and Jada talk about a stack of cold cases. Jada doesn’t want Clyde to be found as a cold case decades later by some rookie cop wondering why they dropped the ball.

Sloan guesses that EJ got the DNA results which he confirms. Sloan says she knows the results are exactly what she told him they would be. EJ sits down and acknowledges that Sloan was not lying this time as Nicole is Jude’s mother and Eric is his father. Sloan declares that now the question is, what EJ is going to do about the truth.

Eric complains to Nicole that this guy was supposed to be here twenty minutes ago. Nicole suggests trying again later but Eric points out the guy they are meeting doesn’t have a phone. They then hear a noise and find what they believe is a homeless man lying behind the bench, but it turns out to be Leo.

Kristen asks Ava if she always has to have an ulterior motive. Ava calls it a little suspicious for her to invite her over out of the blue. Kristen then admits that she needs Ava’s help as she needs some information about the murder of Li Shin.

Rafe asks if Jada often goes through cold cases like a hobby. Jada says when it’s slow, she does and she hates when a case can’t be cracked. Jada talks about how hard it is on the families of the victims to not have any answers or closure and how that could really eat away for years. Rafe asks what is eating away at Jada now. Jada responds that it’s Bobby.

Stephanie and Everett go over the menu at the Brady Pub. Everett decides on a hot dog which reminds Stephanie of their first date in Seattle. They joke together and Everett recalls how badly he wanted to kiss her on that first date but he thought it was too soon.

EJ informs Sloan that he doesn’t know what he’s going to do as he doesn’t know if it’s quite sunk in yet. EJ tells Sloan that he is fascinated and questions how she pulled it off since it’s no easy task to taking a newborn baby, faking it’s death, and then passing it off as her own child. EJ assumes that she had help in this ambitious endeavor. Sloan responds that it was all her. EJ calls that quite an accomplishment. Sloan says she’s not excusing what she did, but she was devastated after her miscarriage and she and Eric wanted to adopt, but there were complications because of her past and that’s when by chance, Dimitri showed up at her door with the baby that Nicole had just given birth to on the side of the road. Sloan explains that Dimitri was supposed to bring the baby to the hospital but he was a fugitive, so he brought him here, knowing she was Leo’s lawyer and expected her to bring him to the hospital. Sloan recalls when she saw the baby and feeling like all the planets had aligned. Sloan felt she had a second chance to be a mother and help Eric raise his child. EJ asks about the adoption papers. Sloan explains that she fixed everything since she’s a lawyer. EJ questions how Leo found out. Sloan responds that Dimitri is a loose cannon and blackmailed her in to getting his charges dropped, then he told Leo all about it right before he was sent off to super max. EJ realizes that Dimitri thought the baby was his, but still chose Leo over family and calls him a backstabber. Sloan doesn’t want to talk about Dimitri and asks what EJ’s plan is for Leo.

Rafe tells Jada that he doesn’t get it. Jada explains that the cold case eating away at her is related to Bobby since when she met him in Seattle, he asked her to find information on his mom since she was a police officer. Rafe asks what happened to his mom. Jada reveals that she doesn’t know other than that she left when Bobby was little and that his father said she left one day and never came back which was traumatic for him. Jada says they would have days together where they were talking and he’d just start looking off and she knew he was thinking of her. Jada adds that it haunted him even years later.

Ava tells Kristen that other than Li being killed in the apartment she shared with her son, she knows nothing else about it or who else was involved. Kristen asks if she’s sure about that, calling it curious that there were two murders, Li’s and Gil’s, in the same apartment within days of each other. Ava calls it a coincidence and points out the police found nothing. Kristen suggests the police didn’t have enough information. Kristen asks if there’s anything Ava didn’t tell the police that could be useful.

EJ tells Sloan not to worry as he’s going to take care of Leo. Sloan asks if he means he’s going to hurt him. EJ responds that they will just take a drive to the desert where he will dig a hole about six feet deep. EJ then says he’s kidding and that Leo will be fine. Sloan reminds EJ that the only way their marriages can survive is for the secret to stay secret because he already knows if Eric and Nicole find out, they will leave them like that. EJ says they might, but Nicole is mourning the loss of a child that she thinks is dead but is alive and well, being raised by an amoral kidnapper. Sloan says she deserves the low blow shots at her, but the truth is that Nicole is going through the acceptance stage of the grieving process. Sloan questions why mess with that and open a wound. EJ argues that this would be the happiest news she has received in her life and she would be ecstatic. EJ questions what kind of amoral bastard he would be if he kept the news from her that her baby isn’t dead after all. Sloan warns that if he doesn’t keep the news, then Nicole and Eric will go live happily ever after. Sloan adds that if EJ suddenly gains a conscience, then his wife will dump him and never look back so it’s best for everybody if this just remains their little secret. Sloan states that EJ gets to live happily with Nicole while she raises her son with Eric, so everybody wins.

Eric and Nicole bring Leo to his hotel room at the Salem Inn. Eric puts Leo back in his bed which Leo questions happening again. Nicole asks about that. Eric explains that he helped Leo back to his room the other day. Leo talks about how he started drinking again. Nicole asks what’s going on and why he’s doing this to himself. Leo informs her that it’s because the love of his life sent him a Dear John letter and broke his heart beyond repair. Nicole encourages that his heart will repair eventually and he will meet someone new who is right for him. Nicole promises that things will get better. Leo questions if things got better for them. Nicole and Eric both say that it did. Nicole adds that they are now both happily married and feeling fulfilled in their lives.

EJ tells Sloan that he loves Nicole and she deserves to know, but he does not want to lose her. EJ suggests there could be a compromise where he could take the baby and tell Nicole that it’s their son, so she would be raising her child. Sloan asks if he really wants to be raising Eric’s son since he’s going to grow up looking and sounding like Eric. EJ admits he doesn’t want that. Sloan asks EJ to let sleeping dogs lie, calling it the most sane solution they have here. Sloan says it’s best for both of them and Jude. EJ questions if it is the best or most sane solution for Nicole and Jude. Sloan repeats that if the truth ever gets out, there is nothing stopping Eric and Nicole from being together. Sloan says Jude is her little boy as she’s raised him since he was born and she loves him with all her heart. Sloan asks EJ not to take him from the only family he’s ever known.

Leo complains that every time he tries to do the right thing, it ends up the wrong thing so maybe if he tries to do the wrong thing, it will be the right thing. Eric asks what he means. Leo swears he tries to do the right thing. Leo tells them about a time that he was catfished on a date. Leo tells Nicole that he just wants to help her and he wants her to be happier, but he doesn’t want to hurt Eric because he’s such a good man. Nicole asks what he’s talking about. Leo questions if EJ didn’t tell her. Nicole says no and asks what he’s talking about. Leo then complains of seeing double and passes out in the bed. Nicole tries questioning what EJ was supposed to tell her and what he’s talking about. Eric recalls the same thing yesterday where Leo tried to tell him something about Jude but then he fell asleep. Nicole wonders what is going on. Eric suggests they leave and let him sleep it off.

Kristen tells Ava that whatever she tells her, she will keep her name out of it. Ava explains that Gil came to the apartment with something Bistro related, he tried to sexually assault her, she shot him and he died and that was it. Kristen goes over how Stefan bought the Bistro and Clyde used Gabi as leverage to force Stefan to continue doing Gil’s handy work. Ava says she guesses that’s it. Ava adds that Stefan already told the police that he was working alone with Clyde and claims they were barely close, so she questions why Stefan would lie to cover for her. Kristen calls that an intriguing question. Ava doesn’t like that Kristen is implying she was one of Clyde’s minions. Kristen says they are old friends and she’s just trying to help her brother Stefan out. Kristen asks if they aren’t on the same page.

Rafe tells Jada that it’s the most he’s ever heard her talk about Bobby in an empathetic way. Jada knows she vented to him a lot about how much she detested him and she’s sorry if that got annoying. Rafe assures that he’s always there to listen and to have her back. Rafe says Jada and Bobby must have had some good times since she did end up marrying the guy. Jada says that’s because when she met him, he was kind, intelligent, and witty but then she discovered that he wasn’t the man she thought he was. Jada says she’s just happy that he finally signed the divorce papers so she can move on with her life and be with the most wonderful man who she loves with all her heart as she and Rafe then kiss.

Stephanie and Everett jokingly argue over their difference in opinion on a movie they saw. Stephanie thanks him for teaching her that card game years ago and they suggests playing it. Stephanie says they have so many memories. Everett responds that he remembers every single moment with her. Alana then enters the bar and greets him as “Bobby” as she heads on to the bar. Stephanie question who that was and if he knows her. Everett claims to have no idea who that is and suggests maybe it’s someone from Seattle. Stephanie guesses it’s a small world.

EJ goes to Leo’s room and gives him coffee to make him feel better. Leo questions why EJ is here. EJ asks if he doesn’t remember letting him in. Leo asks what happened to Nicole and Eric. EJ questions them being there with him which Leo confirms. EJ asks why they were visiting him. Leo finds a leaf in his hair and then remembers that he passed out in the park, so they brought him back. Leo remembers that he wanted to tell them the truth about Jude but he doesn’t think he got to it. EJ says thank God which Leo questions. EJ tells Leo that he doesn’t have to know why, but he is telling him that he is never to tell Eric or Nicole the truth about Jude, ever. Leo asks why they shouldn’t know. EJ declares that the baby is Eric and Sloan’s, period. Leo starts to argue but stops. EJ adds that in exchange for a lifetime of his discretion, he will transfer a very large sum of money to his bank account. EJ reminds Leo that’s what he wanted when he came to his house yesterday and says it could all be his, but only if he promises not to ask any more questions or utter another syllable about Jude ever to anyone.

Ava apologizes to Kristen for taking her question the wrong way and says she’s just a little touchy about Clyde and Gil. Kristen insists on believing Gabi did not kill Li. Ava says if she could help her, she would as Li never did anything to her, but there’s nothing she can do to help.

Rafe and Jada go over cold cases. Rafe then gets a call that the results are in and asks what they’ve got. Rafe asks if they are sure. Rafe says that’s great and hangs up. Rafe then informs Jada that the techs got a partial print off the black book and it matched Gil’s. Jada asks about the blood. Rafe then reveals it was Li Shin’s.

Nicole and Eric sit together in the town square to have coffee. Nicole talks about knowing what Leo is going through and she knows Eric does too. Eric is thankful that’s behind them. Nicole calls Eric such a good friend and says being with him really lifts her spirits. Eric tells her the same.

Leo says he could either be extraordinarily wealthy or he could be a person of integrity who tells the truth. EJ asks what it will be. Leo gives in and accepts the money so EJ informs him that the transfer is complete. EJ reminds Leo that if he keeps the promise, he will have a wonderful carefree life but if he breaks that promise, he will make sure he doesn’t have a life. Leo says he understands which EJ calls excellent.

Rafe finishes a call with Harris about the lab results. Rafe tells Jada that he believes this means that Gabi didn’t kill Li Shin and it had to be Gil. Jada asks how they prove it which Rafe calls the burning question.

Stephanie questions if Everett doesn’t want to at least talk to Alana and find out if she knew him from Seattle since maybe she could fill in some blanks. Everett says maybe he will, but he’s having a really good time and suggests they go to dinner which Stephanie accepts. Everett mentions recently discovering a sushi place in Chicago which she says sounds great. Stephanie realizes she has to get back to work, so Everett says he’ll text her. They say they’ll see each other soon as Stephanie then exits the Pub. Everett then approaches Alana at the bar and asks how they know each other and when they met. She reminds him that it was right here two nights ago and they had a drink. Everett says obviously he told her his name was Bobby. She decides to go have lunch somewhere else and exits the Pub.

Ava finishes a call with Harris. Kristen asks if everything is okay with him. Ava responds that everything is fine but it’s a coincidence that Kristen invited her over to talk about Li and Gil. Ava tells Kristen not to tell anyone about this, but Harris just got off the phone with Rafe regarding some evidence they found at the Bistro and what the lab found was unexpected. Ava reveals it proved Kristen right that Gabi didn’t kill Li. Kristen guesses Ava knows who did which she confirms.

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EJ wanted Rolf to tell him the results of the DNA test. When he got off the phone, Sloan called him. She wanted to know if he got the tests results. EJ said he didn’t. Sloan said she told him the truth about the baby. She asked if he wanted to test the strength of his relationship with Nicole. Sloan wondered if he was worried about Nicole running back to Eric when she found out the truth. Before he could answer, Nicole and Holly showed up. He got off the phone. Chad took Thomas to Abby’s gravesite. Julie talked to Alice at the town square. She wanted a hint on how to open the time capsule. While she was talking, Paulina showed up. She told Paulina that she wasn’t feeling like a good mother. Julie told Paulina not to be too hard on herself. Johnny talked to Chanel about meeting Paulina. Chanel told him she didn’t want to see her mother. She didn’t want to be near Paulina because of her risking her life to save her. While they were talking, she wanted to call Paulina to tell her she wasn’t meeting her. Julie and Paulina talked about the grandkids. While they were talking, Chanel called her and said she wasn’t going to make it. Chanel lied to her about why she wasn’t meeting her. While Tate and Theresa were at the Bistro, Nicole, EJ, and Holly showed up. Theresa and Nicole thought Tate and Holly wanted to go to the Bistro so they could see each other.

Chanel talked to Johnny about it being a strange Mother’s Day for her. She said not too many people know that she’s pregnant. Johnny wondered what was going on with her. She said she was feeling guilty. He wanted to know why. She said children with birth defects need life-long care which could lead to stress on their marriage. Chanel wanted their marriage to be able to survive. Johnny said nothing would change between them. Theresa talked to Tate about the prom. She tried to pump him about his date, but he wouldn’t say much. Nicole told Holly that she wasn’t going to the prom. While Johnny and Chanel were talking about children changing their marriage, Paulina showed up to see Chanel. She said she was going to take care of Chanel. Johnny told Paulina that Chanel needed to rest and hang out another time. Paulina said she wouldn’t stay long. She said she would visit for a few minutes, but Chanel said she didn’t want her to. Holly wanted to know what Nicole meant about her not going to the prom. Nicole said the last time she went out was a disaster. She said Holly was still grounded. Holly said Nicole wasn’t involved in her life. Nicole said she was involved in her life. EJ tried to help the situation, but Holly ripped into him. Chanel ripped into Paulina for risking their lives. When Paulina blamed herself, Chanel continued to yell at her. She told Paulina she didn’t want her there and needed space. Paulina said she understood. Holly yelled at Nicole for not letting her go to the prom. She said she hated Nicole. Chanel told Johnny that she was a horrible daughter for yelling at her mother. Johnny assured her that she did the right thing. EJ found out the results of the baby and found out Jude wasn’t his.

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Days Nitpicks & Flubs For The Week Of May 6, 2024

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by Michele & Cheryl

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-The music playing in Paulina and Abe’s scene could be heard while Stephanie was shown

-Paulina cried without any tears.

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

-Jada could be heard talking to Rafe while Nicole was shown.

-EJ could be heard talking to Sloan while Jada and Rafe were shown.

-Chanel cried without any tears.


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

-The music playing in Kristen and Brady’s scene drowned out the scene.

-Brady could be heard talking to Kristen while John was shown.

-Alex could be heard talking to Theresa while Maggie, Sarah, Xander, and Konstantin were shown.

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

-Theresa could be heard putting glasses on a table while Maggie was shown.


-Tate could be heard talking to Aaron while Holly and Sophia were shown.

-Harris could be heard sighing while Tate was shown.

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

-Nicole didn’t hear EJ yelling about the test results even though she was in the room with him.

-Sloan and Melinda could be heard talking while Holly was shown.


-The music playing in Sarah’s scene could be heard playing while Stefan was shown.

-Ava could be heard talking to Harris while Sarah and Xander were shown.

-Marlena could be heard talking to Maggie while Sarah was shown.


-The music playing in Theresa and Tate’s scenes could be heard while EJ was shown.

-Thomas could be heard talking to Abby’s grave while Theresa was shown.

-Johnny could be heard talking on the phone while Julie and Paulina were shown.


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Days Best Lines For The Week Of May 6, 2024

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(to Chanel when he was trying to convince her she wasn’t immature)
Johnny: If there’s anyone who’s immature it’s me. My only job title is trust fund baby.

(to herself)
Theresa: They say the best things in life are free, but I just happen to be shallow enough to think a few things are not enough.

(about Konstantin being upset about Maggie donating her money)
Sarah: I was thrown by it.
Xander: Thrown? I was more than thrown. I was appalled.

(when Sophia was upset about her black eye)
Holly: Swelling’s supposed to go up before it goes down.
Sophia: Thank you doctor.

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Days Update Friday, May 10, 2024

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EJ is outside the DiMera Mansion, on the phone with Dr. Rolf, demanding the DNA test results. EJ questions how much longer he needs. EJ tells him to let him know the second he gets them. EJ hangs up and then gets a call from Sloan, who is in the park with Jude. EJ asks what the hell he wants. Sloan asks if he got the test results yet. EJ says he’s working on it. Sloan assures that she told the truth that Jude is Eric and Nicole’s biological child so he can run all the tests he wants. Sloan then questions if EJ really wants to test the strength of his relationship with Nicole by her finding out the truth. Sloan asks if EJ is worried that Nicole will go running back to Eric the second that she finds out they created a child together. EJ then hangs up when he sees Nicole and Holly coming out from the mansion and greets them. Holly talks about being ready for breakfast. Nicole asks if she’s sure she’s okay with going to the Bistro. Holly assures that the restaurant didn’t have anything to do with what happened to her and that she was really enjoying her time with everyone before then. EJ, Nicole, and Holly then head for the Bistro.

Tate and Theresa have breakfast at the Bistro. Tate comments on Theresa never giving up on him. Theresa assures that she will always be there for him and she will always fight for what’s best for him even if they don’t agree on it.

Chad brings Thomas to visit Abigail’s grave for Mother’s Day. Thomas leaves drawings for her and talks about how they were going to bring Charlotte but she’s too young to understand. Thomas talks about carrying Abigail in their hearts as Chad wishes her a Happy Mother’s Day.

Julie visits the Tom and Alice plaque in the town square to wish Alice a Happy Mother’s Day. Julie talks about knowing Alice is always watching over them and how she’s doing her best to rebuild the house. Julie wishes for a hint about opening the time capsule. Julie cries about them being in Heaven with the saints and the angels where they belong. Paulina appears and wishes Julie a Happy Mother’s Day. Julie wishes her the same. Paulina mentions not feeling like such a wonderful mother these days. Julie encourages her not to be so hard on herself, pointing out that her children and grandchildren adore her along with everyone who knows her.

Johnny sits in the living room of the DiMera Mansion, on the phone with Sami for Mother’s Day. Johnny says he’s glad she and Sydney had a great day. Johnny claims he has nothing new to report and wishes Sami a Happy Mother’s Day as he hangs up. Chanel comes in and asks how his mom is. Johnny says she’s great and explains that he made reservations for Sydney to take Sami out to eat for Mother’s Day. Johnny asks if Chanel is going to be late meeting her mom for lunch. Chanel then reveals that she decided to cancel. Johnny questions why and if she’s feeling okay. Chanel responds that she’s fine and this is going to sound awful, but she can’t take seeing her mom today. Johnny encourages that it doesn’t sound awful and she’s just being honest. Chanel feels guilty and talks about Paulina protecting her all through her childhood, so she knows how much she loves her but now that she’s pregnant and her decision to leave isolation put them at risk. Johnny says he gets it. Chanel says she really can’t sit across from Paulina and make small talk while she’s mad and she can’t make it better. Johnny says she doesn’t have to explain herself. Johnny notes that he loves his mom but sometimes feels they are better off on separate continents. Johnny adds that he did not tell Sami about their pregnancy because she’d be on the next flight back to Salem. Chanel says that’s good because she’s not ready for the return of Sami Brady. Chanel then tells Johnny to wish her luck because she’s going to call Paulina to tell her she’s not coming.

Paulina and Julie talk about their grandchildren. Julie asks if Paulina has plans with Chanel for Mother’s Day. Paulina confirms going to lunch at the Bistro, then gets a call from Chanel. Chanel tells Paulina that she’s sorry but she’s not going to make it and claims she’s feeling queasy so she’s just going to stay in bed. Paulina says she understands and tells her to take care of herself. Chanel says she’ll talk to her later and hangs up.

Sloan returns home with Jude to find Eric has made her breakfast. Eric says he would’ve served her in bed if she didn’t leave so early. Sloan says Jude’s an early riser. Eric and Sloan talk about having the main course. They kiss as Eric assures he’s a patient man.

Tate tells Theresa that he gets what she’s saying and they look over the menu to order. EJ, Nicole and Holly then arrive which upsets Theresa, who questions if that’s why Tate wanted to bring her here so bad. Tate claims he had no idea they would be there. Nicole tells Holly that she wasn’t born yesterday and accuses her of wanting to come to the Bistro so she could see Tate. Holly says she didn’t know he would be there and points out that EJ made the reservation.

Chad tells Thomas that he’s really proud of him and encourages Abigail always being in his heart. Thomas says he likes coming to visit Abigail here and that Charlotte can come with them next year. Chad knows they didn’t get to be a family as long as they wanted, but he’s really grateful for the time they had. Chad tells Thomas that he loves him. Thomas tells Chad that he loves him too.

Paulina tells Julie that she suddenly has no Mother’s Day plans as Chanel is under the weather and not up for going out today. Paulina assures it’s not radiation poison which Julie calls a relief. Paulina adds that the doctor gave Chanel a full physical and said she’s fine. Paulina guesses it’s just a spring cold. Julie is sure when Chanel feels better, they will have a belated celebration.

Sloan asks Eric about his new job. Eric says it’s going great and they are surrounded by a great team for the most part, except for Leo. Eric suggests telling Chad that Leo accepts payoffs but Sloan clarifies that it wasn’t and that she was just helping a friend. Eric argues that friends don’t do things like that. Sloan tries to be understanding that Leo just lost the love of his life, who Eric points out is a felon doing hard time. Sloan says she still doesn’t want Leo to lose his job now too. Sloan pleads with Eric to just drop it as a Mother’s Day gift to her. Eric agrees only for her but notes he will still keep an eye on Leo. Sloan thinks Leo’s troublemaking days are finally behind him.

Theresa comments to Tate that she thought there would be more people at the Bistro so she hopes they don’t close as quick as they reopen. Tate questions her wanting the Bistro to stay open when Stefan was running drugs through it. Theresa argues that she has no love for Stefan or Clyde but there are good people working there and there isn’t a good restaurant on every corner. Theresa asks Tate about his job. Tate says it’s good and asks Theresa what she’s going to do now for work. Theresa says she’ll figure something out and he will be the first to know. Nicole, EJ, and Holly go over the menu at their table. EJ toasts to Nicole. Holly tells Nicole that she knows it’s been a rough year for her and she’s sorry for her part in that, but she’s extremely grateful for her as she wishes her a Happy Mother’s Day.

Chanel tells Johnny that it’s a strange Mother’s Day for her for obvious reasons, but she’s glad that EJ made them an appointment with a specialist and that not many people know she’s pregnant. Johnny states that lots of couples wait to tell people so it’s not unusual. Chanel feels guilty since they talked about how a new life is always a blessing no matter what, but now children with birth defects could mean lifelong care and she read that could put a lot of stress on a marriage and they just started their marriage again. Chanel hopes they can both be strong enough to handle whatever isn’t perfect about their baby because she doesn’t want anything to change between them. Johnny promises that nothing will change between them and hugs her as she cries.

Eric puts Jude to sleep and surprises Sloan with a Mother’s Day present which is a topaz necklace for Jude’s birthstone. Sloan tells Eric that she loves it. Eric says it represents joy and good fortune which Sloan says Jude brought in to their lives. Sloan says it’s perfect and thanks him for the best day. Eric tells her there’s a lot more to come as they kiss.

Theresa encourages Tate to be excited about prom. Tate asks how her prom was but Theresa reveals she didn’t go because she thought she was too cool for school and was dating somebody older. Theresa asks Tate if he wants to go shopping for a tuxedo because her schedule is wide open. Tate questions that being what she wants to do on Mother’s Day. Theresa tells him to find out what color Sophia’s dress is so he can get a matching bowtie. Theresa asks Tate to tell her about Sophia. Tate says she’s just a girl in a couple of his classes but he doesn’t really know her that well. Theresa questions him asking her to prom then. Tate says it just kind of happened. Theresa asks if Tate’s going to pick her up. Tate says she’s thinking too hard about this so Theresa agrees to stop asking questions but remarks that she’s really glad Tate isn’t going to prom with Holly and she’s so glad that he has moved on. Tate remarks that it’s not like he had a choice. EJ, Holly, and Nicole talk about Nicole’s first story as a reporter. Nicole calls it almost as exciting as being district attorney and the CEO of a major corporation at the same time which EJ calls a balancing act. Nicole brings up the idea of getting away for a weekend to Chicago or New York. Holly says not until after prom but Nicole tells Holly that is not happening as she’s not going to prom.

Chad and Thomas go to the Brady Pub. Julie joins them as Chad wishes her a Happy Mother’s Day and says he’s thrilled she could join them. Thomas tells Julie about visiting Abigail. Julie talks about visiting Alice. Thomas says he can’t wait to move back home. Chad and Julie agree. Julie says Maggie is a wonderful hostess but there’s no place like home. Thomas then surprises Julie with a Mother’s Day gift which he says he and Charlotte made for her to hang in the new house. Julie calls it perfect and thanks him as Chad smiles.

Johnny tells Chanel that having kids in general is going to change the dynamic in any relationship. Chanel worries about their situation. Paulina then shows up, catching them off guard, as she enters with a bag and wishes a Happy Mother’s Day. Chanel questions what she’s doing there and mentions not hearing the doorbell. Paulina says that Harold let her in and reveals she brought soup, crackers, and tea for Chanel. Paulina announces she’s going to make it all herself and asks if she can go through the kitchen. Johnny calls that entirely unnecessary but Paulina insists on taking care of Chanel. Johnny says Chanel is very tired and needs to rest, so he thinks it would just be better if they hung out another time and apologizes. Paulina promises she won’t stay very long and asks if she can just visit for a few minutes but Chanel declares that she rather she not.

Tate asks Theresa if there’s anything new with her and Alex. Theresa says not really so Tate asks if it’s over then. Theresa says she doesn’t know and asks to talk about something else. Holly questions Nicole saying she’s not going to prom. Nicole brings up that last time Holly went to a night time event, she almost died so she would be too worried about her. Nicole reminds Holly that she’s already grounded anyways. Holly informs her that she already has a date named Aaron Greene. Nicole questions who that is. Holly remarks that maybe she’d know if she was more involved in her life. EJ calls that uncalled for but Holly cuts him off and says she wasn’t talking to him. Nicole warns her to watch it and argues that she is involved in her life, accusing her of trying to butter her up with a Mother’s Day speech so she could go to prom. Holly calls it so unfair. EJ suggests they save this until they get home. Holly questions if she’s just going to be grounded forever and asks why Nicole can’t just let her live her life.

Julie calls Thomas the best person she knows and says she’s proud to be his aunt. Thomas says he’s proud of her too. Thomas asks Chad if he can join Roman in the kitchen which Chad allows. Julie comments to Chad that Thomas really looks like him but personality wise, there’s a lot of Abigail in him. Chad says Charlotte is starting to look more like Abigail every day. Julie knows it’s a really difficult day for him. Chad says he misses Abigail every day as it never goes away. Julie talks about missing her son David and the mothering feelings never go away. Julie says she’s very lucky to have grandchildren to love and nurture including Chad’s children and Chad. Chad says they are so lucky to have her and hugs her as he wishes her a Happy Mother’s Day.

Paulina questions Chanel not wanting her. Chanel wants her to stop trying to fix everything and declares that what’s happening to her right now can’t be fixed. Paulina argues they don’t know that. Chanel says that what they do know is that Paulina made the snap decision to leave isolation and expose her to radiation, so now they are dealing with the consequences of that. Paulina complains that she feels terrible about that and her guilt is killing her. Chanel argues that Paulina isn’t going to turn what’s happening to her in to her own personal tragedy. Paulina says she would never but Chanel says she is and that’s why she didn’t want her here. Chanel tells Paulina that she and Johnny need space, so she hopes she can respect that. Paulina says she understands and she’ll show herself out. Paulina puts back the food she brought and exits the mansion as Johnny hugs Chanel.

Holly complains to Nicole about not letting her go to prom, calling it the biggest night of the year that everyone’s going to. Nicole tells Holly that she can go next year but Holly continues to argue with her. Nicole worries that Holly is making a scene. Holly stands up and shouts at Nicole that she really hates her and storms out of the Bistro. EJ tells Nicole to let her go but Nicole says she can’t. Theresa watches Holly go and calls her a drama queen. Tate says she doesn’t always have to comment but Theresa argues that Holly is being obnoxious and rude. Theresa remarks that Tate is so lucky to be rid of her.

Eric and Sloan walk through the town square with Jude. Sloan talks about what a nice morning it’s been. They then see Nicole following Holly out of the Bistro as Holly yells at Nicole to leave her alone. Holly calls Nicole a hypocrite for screwing up her whole life but now she’s living it up in a mansion while she screws up once and gets punished for eternity. Holly declares Nicole to be the worst mom on the planet as they then turn around and see Eric and Sloan.

Chanel cries to Johnny that she just broke her mom’s heart on Mother’s Day so she’s a horrible daughter. Johnny encourages that she stood up for herself and was honest so she did the right thing. Chanel worries about the look on Paulina’s face. Johnny says it’s not like she told her she never wants to see her again, just that she needs space and she does. Chanel hopes that Paulina doesn’t get too worked up about it. Chanel tells herself that Paulina knows she loves her and she’s just going through a lot right now. Chanel adds that since they are being honest, she appreciates Johnny being there and saying all the right things but he hasn’t really told her how he feels about it. Johnny says he thought he did but he’ll tell her again. Johnny tells Chanel that it’s her body and he supports whatever she decides. Johnny adds that they created this baby out of their love for each other and that means a lot to him. Chanel hopes that if everything isn’t okay, that they will be alright because their love will get them through it. Johnny believes that with all his heart as they kiss.

Paulina goes to the park and sits on a bench, praying for God to look over Chanel and her baby. Paulina cries that they did nothing wrong and this is all her fault. Paulina begs for God to let Chanel’s baby be healthy and strong.

Chad calls Julie the glue that keeps the family together and declares that because of her, the Horton legacy will live on. Julie tells him how much that means and cries that having Chad and his kids living in the house has given her and Doug some of the sweetest days of their lives. Chad says they are blessed to have them. Chad talks about Charlotte being really young when Abigail died, so having Julie there meant a lot. Julie promises that they will keep the memory of Abigail alive for the kids as they hug.

Eric approaches Holly and asks what’s going on. Holly responds that Nicole is being a total hypocrite and has a bug up her ass because she made one mistake, arguing that Nicole was never perfect. Nicole says that she never said she was and that this isn’t about her. Eric asks for a few minutes with Holly to give them a chance to cool off. Nicole says she’ll wait right there as Eric takes Holly aside and questions what’s going on. Holly informs him that Nicole won’t let her go to prom and asks Eric to talk to her and tell her she’s making a big deal out of nothing. Eric argues that Holly almost died which isn’t nothing. Holly complains that screwing up once shouldn’t mean she gets locked up for the rest of her life. Eric argues that Nicole is just trying to keep her safe and brings up when his sister Sami was her age but Holly remarks that things are different now and it’s not how it was in the stone ages. Sloan goes over to Nicole, who complains that her daughter shouted in public that she hates her. Sloan asks what happened. Nicole explains that she told her she can’t go to prom because of what happened on New Year’s. Nicole asks if Sloan would do everything she could to prevent it if she knew she could lose her child. Jude wakes up crying, so Sloan asks Nicole to help with him while she gets his bottle ready. EJ comes out from the Bistro and gets a call from Dr. Rolf, who confirms to him that there is no doubt that Jude is Eric and Nicole’s baby. EJ hangs up and declares that he’s more sorry than he knows.

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Recap written by Michele and Cheryl

Marlena, John and Steve got Maggie to come over to listen to them. She didn’t to hear what they had to say. Marlena wanted her to listen. Xander went to see Stefan at the mansion. Stefan wondered why he was there. Xander knew he was on Clyde’s payroll. He thought he was focusing on the wrong DiMera. Xander realized that he might be the one who set him up. Maggie was surprised that Konstantin was brainwashing him. John explained what happened when he and Marlena figured out what Konstantin was up to. He let her know that Konstantin wanted him to steal the prenup that she had him sign. John showed her the original version of the prenup. Steve and John informed her that he thought he was getting away with it. John told him that Konstantin told him to steal it. Maggie realized they were telling the truth. Konstantin went to see Sarah and Victoria. He told her that he was going to be her grandfather. Konstantin was happy to have her support. Sarah admitted that he didn’t have it at first. She was glad that he made her mother happy. She warned him not to hurt her mother. Stefan told Xander that he didn’t set her up. Xander told him that he had the money and the means to get the track suit he wore. Maggie couldn’t believe that Konstantin didn’t forgive Victor. She was upset that he showed up there to steal Victor’s money. He wanted to steal her too. Konstantin messed with the wrong red head.

Harris and Ava talked about trying to figure out the book. They were determined to bring Clyde down. Ava wished Harris didn’t have to go. He said he was all in. She wanted to convince him to stay. Ava was going to miss him. He was going to miss her too. Stefan let it slip how much money was offered to Xander. Xander let him know that he didn’t say anything about it. Stefan said it was in the paper, but Xander told him it wasn’t there. Konstantin promised never to hurt Sarah’s mother. Maggie wanted Konstantin in jail. John and Steve told her they had a plan to set up Konstantin. Maggie said he couldn’t get money even without the prenup. She realized he was planning to kill her. Konstantin told Sarah that he would never hurt Maggie. Sarah planned to hold him to that. He thought she was admirable to share her wealth with Victor’s family. He said he remembered Katarina at Victoria’s age. Konstantin wanted to go home to Maggie. Maggie agreed to work with John, Steve and Marlena. They wanted to set her up so they could track everything. Xander went home and told Sarah that he was convinced Stefan set him up. Stefan felt like Xander was getting too close to comfort. Stefan let Gabi know they would find Li’s killer and they would be together. Konstantin met with Maggie. He wanted to know how it went with Marlena. She told him that she had a lot of things to share. Maggie thought it would be a wedding to remember.

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I don’t want to hear any excuses, Rolf. I want those DNA results now. Well, how much longer do you need? Okay, well, the second you get them, let me know. Oh, damn it. What? Oh, some greeting. Sloan, what the hell do you want? Did you get the test results yet? I’m working on it. I told you the truth, EJ. Jude is Eric and Nicole’s biological child.

But hey, run all the tests you want. Oh, believe me, I will. Well, when you find out that I was right, do me a favor and ask yourself this one question. Do I really want to test the strength of my relationship with Nicole by her finding out the truth?

Aren’t you worried that she’ll go running back to Eric the minute she finds out they created a child together? Thanks for letting me know. Uh, if you need anything else, um, Just give me a call, okay? There they are, two of my favorite ladies. Uh, who are your other favorites? Well, my daughter Sydney, of course, and my mother, whom I have called for Mother’s Day, otherwise I wouldn’t hear the end of it.

So, are we ready? Yes, sir. I’m ready for some eggs benny and strawberry cheesecake. Ooh, that is quite the combination. Uh, are you sure you’re okay going to the bistro? Yeah, no, the restaurant didn’t have anything to do with what happened on New Year’s Eve. I was actually really enjoying my time with, with everyone before what happened.

Well, shall we? Yes. Ladies first. Hi. Ah! My goodness, such nice manners, my son.

Maybe you did a good job on me after all. Maybe I did. I know you were doubting him there for a while. Yeah, well, doubt, you know, kind of goes with the job description. As a parent, I gave your grandmother lots of things to wonder about how, uh, she went wrong with me in my teens. In my twenties. In my thirties.

She never gave up on you. Just like you never give up on me. Never. You are my one and only son. And I will always be there for you. And I’m always gonna fight for what is best for you. Even if you and I don’t agree on what that is.

This is for you, Mommy. Happy Mother’s Day. I love you so much. Art loves you too. He made you that picture. Dad and I talked about bringing her, but she’s too young to understand. Maybe next year. But it’s okay. Dad says you’re not really here. You’re in our hearts, so that’s good, because that means I have you with me wherever I go.

Yes, you do. We all do. Happy Mother’s Day, Abby.

Happy Mother’s Day, Grandma.

I know you’re here all the time watching over us. I know you saw the fire. And I know you see me doing my best to rebuild your home. Beautiful house. Trying to make it everything it always was.

You know, it would be a help if you could give me just a hint on how to open the time capsule. It’s driving me crazy.


I know mothers besides you in heaven with all the saints and the angels. Where you belong.

Julie? Happy Mother’s Day. And the same to you, Paulina. Not feeling like such a wonderful mother these days, but,

Don’t be so hard on yourself. Especially not today. The children adore you. As do your grandchildren.

As does everyone who knows you, Paulina.

Bless you for saying that, Julie.

Bless you. Well, I’m glad you two had a great day. Yeah, that place is pretty cool, isn’t it? What? Come on, it’s dinner in a cave. Okay, okay, um, I get it, I get it. Well, tell Sid I say hi, okay? Uh, no, no, nothing new to report here. I will. Okay. Happy Mother’s Day, by the way. Mom. Yeah, I love you too. Ciao. How’s your mom?

She’s great. Yeah, I, uh, I made reservations at Trattoria Luvi, which is this exclusive restaurant in Amalfi. I’ve m mo’d Sid the money to take her. Oh, what a good son. Well, you know, I try. Hey, speaking of which, aren’t you You about to be late to meet your mom for lunch? Um, actually, I decided to cancel. Why?

Are you feeling okay? Yeah, I’m fine. It’s just, God, this is gonna sound awful. I just, I can’t take seeing my mom today.

Like sand through the hourglass, so are the days of our lives.

Doesn’t sound awful. You’re just being honest. Yeah, but I still feel guilty. You know, Mama, she’s like this ferocious lion and she’s always protected me. Like, all through my childhood, she would go toe to toe with anybody who tried to hurt me or didn’t treat me right. And so I know how much she loves me.

But it’s just that now that I’m pregnant, you know, her decision to leave isolation and put us at risk, it just I get it. Okay? I get it. And so I just really can’t sit across from her right now and make chipper small talk. You know? I’m mad. And she’s just gonna fuss around and try to make everything better, and she can’t.

And that’s just gonna make me more mad. You don’t have to explain yourself to me, okay? I love my mom. But sometimes I feel like we’re both better off being on separate continents. Did you No, no, she’d be on the next flight back to Salem. Yeah, that’s why I didn’t tell her. Wish me luck. I am going to call my mom now.

And tell her that I am not coming. Okay. And Jules hand painted this little card. It was so adorable. Oh, a future artist that one. Yes. And Carver leaned in to give me a kiss on our video call this morning. Oh! Warmed my heart. So, are you and Chanel going to get together to do something special today? Mm, we’re going to lunch at the bistro.

Ah, love you. You know, I really should get going before I wind up.

Speaking of. Chanel, honey, are you on your way to the restaurant? Yeah! Oh, um, Mama, I’m actually sorry. I’m not gonna make it today. Oh, what’s the matter, baby? I’m feeling a little queasy, and so I’m just gonna stay in bed. Oh, of course, of course. I understand. You take care of yourself, sweetheart. I will. Okay.

I’ll talk to you later. Mm hmm. All right. Bye bye.

Happy First Mother’s Day, Mommy. Just made you a special breakfast. Oh, my. How sweet. Well, I would have served you in bed if you hadn’t gotten up so early and gone. Uh huh. You know, Jude’s an early riser. Mm hmm. I brought you some snacks to nibble on before the main course. I think I would rather nibble on you than the main course.

Oh, baby, I am the main course. Sleeping? Not yet, but soon. Good thing I’m a patient man.

Mom. I’m not an idiot, okay? I get what you’re saying. You’ve told me like a thousand times. Well, then make it a thousand and one. Can we just order, please? I’m starving. Okay, well, I don’t know about you, but I am in the mood for trout. You have got to be kidding me. What? What? What do you mean, what? Is that why you were so gung ho to bring me here?

Because No! Are you kidding? No, I brought you to one of the nicest restaurants in town because I wanted to treat you on Mother’s Day. Which I’ve been saving up for, by the way. I had no idea that they would be here. Holly, I wasn’t born yesterday. You wanted to come here so you could see Tate on the sly. On the sly?

Seriously? Yeah, seriously. Why else would you want to come to the bistro on Mother’s Day? Mom, do you even hear yourself? What? I didn’t know he was gonna be here. Besides, I didn’t make the reservations. EJ did. Guilty. You’re dead?

Yeah. I’m good, buddy. I’m just really proud of you. You know that? How strong you are. And how wise you are. Or knowing that mommy’s always with you. She’s always right here in your heart. She definitely is. But I still like coming to visit her here. We can come whenever you want. Charlotte’s with us next year.

She can help pick flowers. Yeah. And I bet mommy would love that. You know, I know that we didn’t get to be a family as long as we all would have wanted. But I am really grateful for the time that we had together. Me too. I love you, Thomas. Biggest discount. I love you too, Dad. Biggest day. Well,

I suddenly have no Mother’s Day plan. Is Chanel okay? Oh, yes, yes. She’s just feeling a little under the weather. Not up for going out today. That’s a shame. It, it isn’t, uh, Not radiation poisoning. Oh, that’s a relief. Doctor gave her a complete physical, said she is fine. Sure, it’s just a little spring cold, you know.

And you know those can take you by surprise. Yes, of course. And it is allergy season. I am sure when she’s feeling better, the two of you will have a belated celebration. But she’s okay, which I hope is soon. I’m sure it will be.

So how’s the new job? It’s going great. Chad’s surrounded by a good team. For the, for the most part. Leo. Yeah, he’s the exception. I was gonna tell Chad that Lady W accepts payoffs. It was not a payoff. Leo did not ask me for money. I offered to help a friend out, is all. Yeah, well, good friends don’t do things like that.

Look, Leo is a hot mess. And he just got dumped. Yes, by a felon who’s serving hard time. Still shred him to pieces. I don’t want him to lose his job right now, too. Look, please. Please just drop it as a Mother’s Day gift to me. Only for you.

Thank you. I’m still gonna keep an eye on him. I get it. But, I think Leo’s troublemaking days are truly far behind him. Scene.

Gosh, I thought there’d be more people here today. I hope they don’t close as quickly as they reopened. Yeah, me too.

Wait. Stefan DeMera was running drugs out of this place. You want it to stay open? Oh, no, no, no. I have no love for that man or Clyde West and the two of them are gonna go to hell for all I care. I mean, there are good people working here trying to make a decent living, you know? And it’s not like there are many decent restaurants on every corner in this town.

Yeah, that is accurate.

How’s your job going? Yeah, it’s good. Yeah. Well, at least you have a job. Yeah, what are you gonna do now?

I’ll figure something out. And when I do, you’ll be the first to know.

Ooh! Holly, they have your eggs benny. I don’t see any strawberry cheesecake. Oh, they have that too. I checked the menu online. Okay, I know what I’m getting. Me too, but first, a toast to the guest of honor. Moi? Mm hmm. To my lovely wife, the most wonderful mother I know. Besides my own, which I have to say, otherwise I’ll get struck by lightning.

Thank you, honey. Holly, do you have anything you would like to say? Yeah, I do. Um, Mom. I know that this has been a really rough year for you. And I’m sorry for my part in that. For making you worry about me and scaring you to death. But you helped me and you quite literally saved my life. So for that, I’m extremely grateful you’re my mom.

Happy Mother’s Day. Thank you, my darling girl. To my lovely wife. Cheers. Love you both. Love you.

It’s kind of a strange Mother’s Day for me for obvious reasons. Yeah, I get that. I’m just glad your dad made us that appointment with that specialist and that not too many people know I’m pregnant. Yeah, I mean, lots of couples wait a while to tell people anyway. It’s not unusual.

Hey, what is it? You Well, it’s just what I, uh, I feel guilty for what I’m feeling right now. Guilty why? Well, we talked the other day about how A new life is always a blessing, no matter what. And we talked about sweet Felicity, and how she has Down Syndrome, and how she is just so great, and she must bring so much joy to her family’s lives.

But, well now Now, now what? Well, now Children with birth defects could need lifelong care. And obviously that depends on, you know, what those defects are. But I read that that could put a lot of stress on a marriage. And we just started our marriage again. And I just, I hope that you and I can both be strong enough to handle whatever is it.

Perfect about our baby because I don’t want anything to change between us. Nothing will change between us. Okay. I promise.

Nothing will.

He’s finally asleep. President took him that long. He was fighting it all the way home. This is for you. Oh my gosh! You didn’t have to. Of course I did. It’s Mother’s Day. Topaz? It’s Jude’s birthstone. Here,

let me help you.

I love it. It, uh, represents joy and good fortune. I googled it. There’s a lot of things that Jude’s brought into our life. It’s perfect. Thank you, Eric. This has been the best day. Yeah, well, there’s more to come. There’s more? Well, a whole lot more. So,

prom? What about it? Aren’t you excited? Sure, yeah, I guess so. Oh, come on. It’s a rite of passage. How was your prom? I didn’t go. You didn’t go to prom? I don’t know why I thought you’d be like prom queen or something. Yeah, no. I was too cool for school. Or at least I thought I was. I was dating somebody older.

He was definitely not in high school. What did grandma have to say about that? You don’t want to know. Actually, I think my father really came down on me for that one. Huh. What are you doing this afternoon? You want to go tux shopping? My schedule is wide open. Tux shopping? That’s what you want to do on Mother’s Day?

Absolutely. What color is Sophia’s dress? I don’t know. You don’t know? We need to find out. I don’t know. You need to get a matching bow tie and cummerbund. Really? That stuff has to match her dress? Well, it doesn’t have to. It’s just, you know, it’s nice if it does. So, tell me about her, the rum date. She’s just this girl in a couple of my classes.

That’s all I get? I don’t really know her that well, Mom. And yet you asked her to prom. Yeah, just kind of happened. Okay, so who’s taking pictures of the two of you? Are you going to go pick her up from her house? Mom, you’re thinking way too hard about all of this. Okay, I’m sorry, I’ll stop with the questions.

I’m just really glad that you’re not going with, you know who. Yeah. I’m so glad that you’ve moved on. It’s not like I had a choice.

So, Holly, did your mother tell you she just wrote her first article for the newspaper? She did. About the homeless. Is it scary going out at night to talk to them? No, it’s not scary. It’s sad and humbling. You don’t go alone though, right? No, gosh, no. I don’t go alone. Eric goes with me to take pictures. Oh, that’s good.

I can’t wait to read your article and see your name at the top. Oh yes, it’s called a byline. Very exciting. Yeah, it’s almost as exciting as being district attorney and CEO of a major corporation all at the same time. It’s a balancing act, certainly. Well anyway, um, when all of us come up for air, EJ and I were talking about getting away.

You know, maybe going to Chicago for the weekend, or flying to New York, seeing a couple shows. What do you think? Um, yeah, but not until after prom. What? The junior senior prom. Honey, um, I’m sorry, but that’s, that’s not happening. We’re not going to prom.

Nah, you beat me! You let me win! I did not. Give me a break, dad. I know you chose not to block me on purpose. There are my two favorite fellas in the world. What about Uncle Doug and Eli? Darling, all the men in my life are marvelous. Happy Mother’s Day, sweetie. Thank you, sweetie. Where’s our darling Charlotte?

She went to a princess brunch. A princess brunch? Oh, how royal. Yes, she dressed up as the queen. But us peasants were thrilled to join you for brunch. Well, I’m thrilled, too. So, sweetheart, what have you been up to today? We visited mommy today. Of course you did. Well, I talked to my grandmother today, and I told her about all of the reconstruction we’re doing at the Horton house.

They’d be so proud of everything you’re doing, Julie. Well, thank you for saying that. I can’t wait to move back home. Me too. May 3. I mean, Aunt Maggie is a wonderful hostess, but as they say in The Wizard of Oz, there’s no place like home. Should we do it now?

Happy Mother’s Day, Aunt Joy. Oh, oh, thank you very much.

Goodness, this is wonderful. Charlotte and I made it for you to hang up in your new house. Well, I will, sweetie. I know exactly where I’m going to put it. It’s perfect. Thank you, darling. Hey.

Having kids. In general. Okay, that’s gonna change the dynamic in any relationship. Yeah, I know that, Johnny, but our situation, it’s Happy Mother’s Day! Oh, my God. Wait until you see what I brought. Uh, what are you doing here, Mom? I didn’t hear the Well, Harold, he was outside trimming rose bushes or something.

He let me in. Look what I have! Soup, crackers, and a special tea blend that helped calm my stomach when I was pregnant with you. I’m going to make a party. everything for you myself. Uh, is it all right if I go rummaging around in your kitchen? Look, no, Paulina, that is totally unnecessary. Very, very necessary.

My baby’s having a baby. We’ve got to take care of her. Yes, and I agree with you, but look, Chanel, right now she’s very tired, and we thank you for bringing all of this stuff. It’s very generous, but right now she needs to rest, okay? And I think it would just be better if we all hung out another time. You know, I’m sorry.

No, no, no, no need to be sorry. I, and I promise you, I won’t stay very long. So how, how about I just visit you for a few minutes? I’d rather you didn’t.

So mom, is there anything new with you and Alex? Not really. So it’s over? I don’t know. Can we talk about something else though?

What do you mean I’m not going to the prom? Honey, the last time you went to a nighttime event, you almost died. You can’t be serious right now. I’m very serious. I’d be too worried about you, and besides, you’re grounded, and you know that. But mom, I already have a date. No, you don’t, because you and Tate are no more.

I’m not going with Tate. I’m going with Aaron Green. Who the hell is Aaron Green? Well, maybe if you were involved in my life a little bit more, you’d actually know. Holly, that was uncalled for. Your mother I wasn’t talking to you. Hey, watch it. And I am involved in your life, which is why I’m catching on to your little game here.

Oh, that nice little Happy Mother’s Day speech you gave me to butter me up so you can go to prom? No! No way, because I didn’t think you would say I couldn’t go. My God, this is so unfair. Perhaps we should save this until we get back home. That is a great idea. Let’s go. I, I can’t believe this. So what, I’m just gonna be grounded forever?

Why can’t you just let me live my life? Thomas,

I think you are the best looking, and the brightest, and most important, like your mother and your father, the best person I know. I’m very proud to be your auntie. I’m proud of you, too. Oh, thanks.

Dad, Uncle Roman said I could go check out the kitchen when I’m done. Um, can I go back there? Okay, yeah. Stay with Uncle Roman. Don’t touch anything. Roger that, Dad.

Watches too many movies, that one. Oh, don’t they all? He really looks like you. But I think personality wise, there’s a lot of Abigail in him. Yeah, he sure does. And so does Charlotte. She’s starting to look more like her mom every single day.

This must be a really difficult day for you, darling. Yeah. I miss her today. I mean, I do every day, but she just never goes away. Nope. Never does. I miss my son David today. Of course, he’s gone forever now, but Those mothering feelings, they never go away. I’m so very lucky I have grandchildren to, to love and to nurture and, and as fate would have it, your children and you too, Chad.

And we thank God for you. We’re so lucky to have you. Happy Mother’s Day, Julie.

You don’t want me here? What I want is for you to stop trying to fix everything. What’s happening to me right now, it can’t be fixed. Oh, well, we don’t know that. You’re right, Mama, we But what we do know is that when you heard I was lost in that snowstorm, you decided to make the snap decision to leave isolation, commandeer a snow plow, and expose me to radiation.

And now we are dealing with the consequences of that. I feel more terrible about this than you can imagine. My guilt is off the charts, I, it’s killing me. Mama, I love you, but there is no way that you are going to turn what’s happening to me right now into your own personal tragedy. What? Oh, oh, no, I would never ever do something like And yet you are.

And that is why I didn’t want you here.

Look, Mama, I I just need some space, okay? Johnny and I need space. So I hope you can respect that.

Of course. I understand.

Now I’ll, uh, show myself out.

This is such B. S. Okay, honey, keep your face down. Dammit, mom, I have been working really hard at school. My grades are up. You even gave me my phone back. But what? I can’t go spend one night with my friends? It’s gonna be the biggest night of the year. Everybody’s going to it. Not everyone. And, and honey, you’re, you’re a junior, you can go next year.

But I’m sorry, this year it’s a no. No, it’s not. Sit down. You are being totally unreasonable. And you are making a scene. I hate you, mom. I really, really hate you. Damn it. Let her stew. No, I can’t. Oh my god, what a drama queen. You know, you don’t always have to comment, mom. Is that girl not being obnoxious and rude?

You are so lucky to be rid of her. This has been such a nice morning. I’ve had a good walk, a good breakfast, a good time with my hunky handsome husband. Go away! Holly, Holly, stop following me! Leave me alone! Honey, can we just talk about this please? You know what? You’re a total hypocrite. You screw up your whole life and here you are having a grand old time living in some mansion.

Me? I screw up once and I’m punished for eternity? You’re the worst mom on the planet.

Oh, great. I just broke my mother’s heart on Mother’s Day. I’m a horrible daughter. No, you are not a horrible daughter, okay? Look, you stood up for yourself, right? You stood up for yourself and you were honest. And your mom needed to hear that. Yeah, but did you see her face? How, how hurt she was. Hey, you did the right thing.

It’s not like you told her you never want to see her again. You just told her that you needed some space and you do. Yeah. I just, I hope she doesn’t get too worked up about it, you know? Your mom’s a big girl. Yeah. Yeah, she is. She’ll be alright. She knows I love her, and I just, I’m going through a lot right now.

And Johnny, I mean, since we’re being honest, You know, I really appreciate you being here for me and listening to everything I’m going through and you’re saying all the right things. But at the same time, you haven’t really told me how you feel about it. I, uh, thought that I did. But I’ll tell you again.

It’s your body. And I support whatever you decide.

What I do know is that We Created this baby out of our love for each other.

And that means a lot to me. Yeah. It means a lot to me too. And, I just, I really hope that, If, Everything isn’t okay, even though I, I hope and pray that it will be. But if it isn’t, And I pray that we will, we will be all right because our love will get us through it. Right? Yes. Yes it will. I believe that with all my heart.

Okay. Okay.

Dear Lord, please watch over my daughter and her baby. Amen. And let my stupid mistake hurt them. They didn’t do anything wrong. This is all my fault. Oh, Heavenly Father, I beg you. Let Janelle’s baby be healthy and strong.

You know, you are the glue that keeps this family together. And because of you, the Horton Legacy will live on. Oh boy. You, uh, you don’t know how much that means. Having you and the children living in the same house with us, that has given Doug and me some of the sweetest days of our lives. Well, we are blessed to have you, that’s for sure.

You know, Charlotte was, uh, really young when Abby died and, um, while having you there,

to love her, and to mother her, it just, uh, meant, uh, meant a lot. Don’t worry. Don’t worry. We will keep the memory of Abigail alive for her. For Thomas, too. I promise. Holly,

what’s going on? Mom’s being a total hypocrite. She’s got a bug up her ass because I made one mistake. I’m not perfect like you ever were. Honey, I never said I was perfect and this isn’t about me. Nicole, can I steal Holly for a few minutes? Give you two a chance to cool off. Yeah, fine, but I’m waiting right here.

Hey, what’s the matter? What’s going on? What’s going on is mom won’t let me go to prom. Eric, could you talk to her, please? And just tell her she’s making a big deal out of nothing. Holly, you almost died. That’s not nothing. Oh my god! Okay, yeah, it’s fine. I screwed up. Once. So what? That means she gets to lock me up in a tower like I’m Rapunzel for the rest of my life?

Whoa, whoa, whoa. She’s just trying to keep you safe. Listen, my sister Sammy, she was your age. She and my mom Things are different now, Eric. It’s not how it was in the Stone Ages.

So, my daughter shouted in public that she hates me. Happy Mother’s Day, right? Yeah. Well, what happened? I told her she couldn’t go to prom because of what happened on New Year’s. Oh. Yeah. You know, um, You’re a mom. And if you knew you could lose your child, wouldn’t you do everything you could to prevent that?

Somebody’s calling. Uh huh. Uh, would you mind knocking him while I just make a bottle? Yeah, sure.

Rolf, tell me what you know.

You’re sure? There’s no doubt that this baby is Nicole and Eric’s.

I’m sorry too.

More sorry than you know.

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What’s this? Happy Mother’s Day. To the most amazing mother in the whole world. The whole world? Open it. Wait, it’s not Mother’s Day yet. Right, but you’ll be on duty tomorrow morning. Go on, open it.

Oh! World’s best mummy. Victoria picked it out herself. She pointed right at it and said, That one, da. Oh, she’s talking now! Yeah, but she swore me to secrecy because she only speaks to me, so Is that so? Yeah, fourth sentences. And yet here you are, betraying her confidence. Please don’t tattle on me. Neither.

Well, please tell her that mummy says thank you. I’m gonna bring this with me tomorrow night, show it off. Tomorrow? Yeah, we have dinner at my mom’s, remember? Oh yeah, the Mother’s Day dinner. Can’t wait to see Constantine again. I’m I’m Not exactly dying to see him either, but we did say that we would go. So I trust that you will dust off your best fake smile, and be your most charming, polite self.

Don’t count on it. Xander, please! Okay, okay, okay, I’ll do my best. And speaking of celebrating mothers, did you reach out to your little favorite? Mother’s Day in Scotland was in March. Yeah, but still, you, you could have, you could phone her. Yeah, that’s not gonna happen. Come on, don’t you think it’s a little bit weird that I have, I’ve never met your mother?

In all the years that we’ve known each other, I, I haven’t even spoken to her on the phone. You, you never talk about her. Some things aren’t worth talking about. I’m gonna go check on my daughter, okay?


lilies! How beautiful! Oh my goodness. I used to grow them in Greece, where I would like to take you. In fact, I would like to take you all over Greece on our honeymoon. Honeymoon? Constantine, you know our marriage will be in name only. That does not mean I cannot repay your many kindnesses by showing you the most beautiful islands in the world.

Oh, Marlena. Hi there. Maggie, is this a good time? Uh, yeah. I was just here with Constantine. He brought me a bouquet of flowers. Sweet. Um, you know, I’m wondering if you could, um, come over. There are a few things I want to talk to you about regarding the wedding. Oh, okay. When? Would right now be alright? Now?

Uh, yeah, I suppose so. Good. I will see you soon. Alright, she’s coming over. Yes, she is. I just hope she’s able to listen to reason about the man she is planning to marry.

Everywhere I go, there you guys are. You know, you guys are like birds on a dog, you know that? All right, believe me, this is the last place we want to be. We’re here about the book. But, there’s nobody here. Well, you never know. People pop out of these tunnels all the time. Well, the not so secret tunnels are being fumigated, so talk.

Okay, well, the book we found at the bistro is encoded, and Clyde wants the images electronically so there’s no physical drop off, which means, obviously, apprehending him is going to be a problem. Dammit. Okay, look, we don’t know if he would have shown up anyway. He probably would have sent one of his flying monkeys to pick the damn thing up.

Okay, so what happens now? We’re going to the police station. Which is where you come in.

Like sand through the hourglass, so are the days of our lives.

No way in hell. You guys have already had me go to the police once. I’m not doing it. You can leave. Okay, Stefan, we need your help. I don’t care. Okay, let’s just Would you listen, please? We found what looks like blood on the outside cover of the book. Blood? Yes. So I’m going to take it to the lab to have it analyzed, and I just don’t want anybody on the force to know that Clyde spoke to Ava about the book.

So here’s the story I’m telling, and here’s the story you’re going to back me on if anybody asks. Let’s hear it. It’s pretty easy. You just stumbled across the book on your day to day at the bistro and you gave it to me because I’m a detective. More or less true. Okay, it’s better this way. Stefan, we can get what we need.

Can we count on you? I’m in.

It’s plausible I definitely could have stumbled across the book and I want that son of a bitch stopped once and for all. Yeah. And he will be. We are gonna get him this time. We just need to work together and get Clyde on the ropes. If Clyde Wesson’s going down, I want a ringside seat.

And wait. So I see. I, I hope our little angel understands. Oh, our little angel is nothing if not understanding. Oh, she told me to tell you, you’re welcome, mummy. And I love you madly. I love her madly. So, um, you said that it was, um, that Mother’s Day was in March in Scotland. Sarah, please. But I was just wondering if, you know, maybe you reached out to your mom back then.

Look, baby, I, I can tell that this is a sore subject, and I don’t want to push it, but don’t you think that Victoria should get to know both of her grandmothers? In this case, no. I don’t. And you would be in complete agreement with me, Sarah, if you knew my mum, so can, can we just drop that? Okay. I’m sorry.

It’s obviously very triggering to talk about your mother. Yeah, it is. Sarah. Victoria is very lucky to have Maggie as her grandmother. She’s the best there is. And the only one our little girl needs. Okay. Now, I need to dash. I’ve got some unfinished business to take care of. With Stefan? Yeah. I need to find out if he is the one who set me up to take the fall for Harris shooting.

He’s not just gonna admit that to you. Yeah, but I have a plan. Don’t worry, it’s nothing illegal. And if it turns out it was him? Then he’s going to be very sorry.

Thank you for coming so quickly. You say you wanted to eat, you’re just seeing me. Fellas, not working today? Well, we just wanted to talk to you first. All of us. Wedding plans? The three of you? Please sit down.

Maggie, this is about Constantine.

What is this? An intervention? Kind of. There are some things you need to know, Maggie. Well, let me guess. I need to know that Constantine is a bad guy, he’s using me, and I shouldn’t be marrying him. All of which I’ve heard before. I thought we were past all of this. I wish that were true, but it’s not. I don’t want to hear any more.

You know, I can’t believe that you lured me over here for more of this. I’m not interested in anything you have to say, any of you. Maggie? This is very serious. And you need to listen.

Who let you in? Ava and Harris, on their way out. What do I get for not escorting them out myself? Great. Take it this isn’t a social call. Because our last one went so well. What did you expect? You came at me with some cockamamie story about how EJ called you to put out a hit. Ridiculous. Yeah, well, especially given what I know now.

You were on Clyde Weston’s payroll. By coercion. Well, whatever you got there, it’s been gnawing away at me. I mean, what if I’ve been focusing on the wrong DiMera? What if you were the one who set me up?

Thank you for my mug, sweet pea. I know that daddy did help though. He loves us so much, doesn’t he? What do you say with him and his mummy? If you find anything out, you have to tell me, okay? But now it is time for our walk. So, what do you say? Should we go out and feel the spring breeze? Aww. Who could that be?

Who’s there? It’s Constantine. Constantine?

Sarah dear, may I have a moment of your time?

So, Um, You were telling me that Constantine has been brainwashing you? Yeah, that’s what I’m saying. Well, explain how and why. Well, Maggie, I realized that after I had spent a little time alone with him that I was missing time, so to speak. Something wasn’t right, so after I discussed it with Doc, she and I kind of figured out what he was up to.

And then we, we started working on some new techniques to try to deprogram me. To, to mentally prepare me for the next time he would try this so I’d have a way to fight it. How did you fight it? John was able to fool Constantine into thinking that he was under his control, which he wasn’t. Maggie, he ordered me.

To steal the signed prenup out of your safe so he could burn it. And what he didn’t know was I already took the original prenup out of the safe and I replaced it with a duplicate fake when he wasn’t around. This is your original prenup. That’s the real deal right here.

I can’t believe this is true.

Yeah. We wish it were true. We’re sorry to have to tell you that. I still don’t understand though. How is he brainwashing you? He’s in possession of a card. It’s a red card and it’s got an ancient pagoda on it. Oh yes. He said it reminded him of his daughter, Katerina, that she apparently carried it with her as part of her Halloween costume the year she died.

No, no, no, no. Just more lies. Another fabrication, Maggie. It is actually the same card, the same device Stefano used to brainwash me years ago. That’s right. And we have no idea how Constantine got a hold of it. Now I know why he was so panicked when he thought he had lost it. He was frantic, searching for it.

He must have had a reason. His whole plan depended on it. Oh, John. Maggie. When he Ordered me to steal the prenup out of your safe. I witnessed the whole thing. Me as a John Black of sound mind. He stood right in front of me. He held that card out. He thought he had brainwashed me and he ordered me steal the prenup pawn.

Stealing. That lying bastard.

Uh, well, actually, Victoria and I were just on our way out. I promise I won’t be long. Ah, but first things first. Hello, my little one. Ah, have you heard the news? I am going to be your granddaddy. Um, sort of. You’re gonna have a wonderful time with me. Yes, yes, yes. Um, yeah, she does enjoy her time with you.

Unlike most of your mother’s family and friends, huh? You know, I am so grateful to have your support. Uh, well, yeah, I mean, as you know, you didn’t have it at first, but I’ve seen how happy you make my mom. Yeah. And, um, you know, losing Victor devastated her. So I don’t want to see her spirits fall again. Such a wonderful, devoted daughter.

My mother means the world to me. She’s a very special person. That she is. And I am so grateful and lucky that you are blessing this marriage that I can have with my precious Maggie. So that I can remain here in Salem with her. Yeah. You have it. Under one condition. You have to promise me. Constantine, you have to promise me you won’t break her heart.

You think I set you up? That’s crazy. I don’t give a rip what happens to you. I think you’re lying through your teeth. I mean, if Clyde could make you move drugs for him, it’s not a stretch to think that he could order you to set me up too. Especially seeing as you don’t give a rip about what happens to me.

I didn’t set you up. Now get out of my house. Don’t let the door hit you in the ass on the way out. Uh, I don’t know who Clyde hired to shoot Paris Michaels. And I don’t know why I’m the lucky sap who has to take the fall for it. But I’m almost certain you were the one who planned the setup. Almost certain?

How convincing. Based on what exactly? I don’t know. Your motive? Means? You had the money to buy those posh designer trap pants that look like mine and slip that princely sum into my bank account? 50k is hardly a princely sum. I never mentioned the amount. It’s so funny that you should know it.

Hey, hey. How’d it go? I talked to Rafe and Jada. Gave them the book. And let’s just say they were avid listeners. Great. And did they buy it how you got it? Totally. I just told them that the book fell to the bottom of the wine bottle when Stefan was holding it. Oh, what a relief. Okay. And the stain on the cover?

Uh, they believe it’s blood too, but we’re gonna have to wait till the lab confirms that. Alright, well, Dill definitely had a violent streak. You know, he attacked me, so I had to shoot him. So, if it does turn out to be blood, obviously someone else faced his wrath. I’m sure it wasn’t pretty. You know, being Clyde’s enforcer, I’m sure Gil had to do all kinds of things.

Assault, murder, torture, any, I mean, anything’s possible. Yeah, yeah, you know, part of me doesn’t even care and doesn’t want to know. I know, but we gotta know. We need the facts. And hopefully DNA match to the bloodstain in our database. Yeah, but a match doesn’t necessarily mean it’s gonna help us find Clyde.

Maybe not. But it might help somebody else get justice.

So he came to town to give condolences to me after his dear friend died. I really thought he cared about Victor. He just saw how vulnerable you were. Maggie, your guard was down. It’s understandable. So he never forgave Victor, did he? Or me. He came here to avenge Katharina’s death and steal Victor’s fortune.

Look, Maggie, we know that he was under considerable pain at burying his daughter. But that doesn’t explain or excuse what he did. Everything he said to me was a lie.

The man came here to steal my husband’s money. And everything else that he had. Including me.

Damn him. He has messed with the wrong redhead.

Okay, so, the Salem PD has the book and, uh, all the photocopies of the pages are with your guy. Yeah, my Navy SEAL buddies. Just waiting on them to crack the code. They got this new software, so hopefully we can get a beat on Clyde’s location when he opens the files. Yeah. Gosh, this could be the thing that could bring him down, huh?

Yeah. You know, we’ll be doing the world a favor after everything he’s done. I just wish you didn’t have to go. I know, I wish I didn’t have to go either. But, I’m all in on this, Ava. I just got a check on the progress of my guys, I told them I’d be there, you know, we work as a team. I know, I know. I was just hoping that I could convince you to stay.

Cause I’m gonna miss you like crazy. I know. I’m gonna miss you, too. Aww.

You know, um, my flight is in a few hours, so, I guess I have enough time to finish this beer and, uh, take a nap.

There’s no way that in the couple hours you have left, you are gonna take a nap. Oh, no. No, no, no, no, no. No, you come here. Hmm. I think the 50K was mentioned in the Spectator. No, no, no. It wasn’t. I own half the paper, remember? Every word of that article had to be cleared with Chad and me by Everett. Isn’t that a conflict of interest?

Your own paper, writing about you as the suspect? My own paper, fact checking. Ah. Well, E. J. knew about the 50, 000. I’m sure he mentioned it to me one night over drinks. Huh. Oh, of course. You two just having a lovely drink together. Nice try, mate. I can’t prove you’re lying, but I’m sure you’re the one who set me up, and you aren’t gonna pay.

You threatening me now? You’re damn right I am.

I swear, on the river Styx, that I will never hurt your mother. And though, I know you would prefer that she would have remarried under different circumstances, please realize, I care for her very much. Yeah, um She cares for you too, but What?

When my father, Mickey, died, I, I never thought that my mom would find love again. And then she and Victor had this amazing second act. But I don’t know if she’ll find love a third time. What I do know, though, is As long as she’s with you, that can never happen. So you believe I am standing in her way? Don’t get me wrong.

I am. I’m very happy that my mom has a companion, someone that she enjoys spending time with. It’s just. Xander asked whether you would just continue living in my mother’s house forever. And that got me thinking, so I looked up green card marriages. And it could be years before you can leave. And at our age, a few years feels like forever.

Is that what you’re thinking? Yeah. Yeah. Well, when you’ve lived as long as Maggie and I have, companionship means more than anything. But make no mistake, your mother is in charge. If she ever decides to get rid of me, I assure you, dear Sarah, I will be gone.

This man has to pay. I want you to call the police. I want him behind bars. We all do, Maggie. But for what? What he’s done is despicable, but none of it’s a crime, so far. After all, Maggie, I was the one who broke into your house. Because he thought he was controlling you, like Stefano and Victor did. Yeah, and we’re gonna let him keep on thinking.

And then we’re gonna feed him just enough rope, he’ll eventually hang himself. He has to believe that his plan is playing out exactly as he expects. That’s the only way to nail him, Maggie. What I don’t understand is even without the prenup, he couldn’t have gotten any money if I wasn’t

He was planning to kill me, wasn’t he? You

know the real reason I have to leave?

Because as long as Clyde’s out there somewhere,

You’ll never be safe.

You’re doing this for me. I just, I couldn’t bear to lose you.

You know, um, when I met you at Bayview. Uh, you thought I was crazy? No, no. Yes, yes. Unpredictable. Mysterious and, you know, a little lost.

But you, um, you

changed, uh,

you changed everything for me. Hey, you changed everything for me too. You

know you make my life worth living. I love you. I love

you too. And I cannot wait for you to be back here in my arms. So, I promise I won’t be long. Okay, well you better, you better not be because I got a way of tracking down people. I don’t, uh, I don’t doubt that. Mother

has given my life new meaning. I have no intention to ever take advantage of her. I’m analogy to that. I expect no less. Your beautiful mother, her kindness and generosity knows no bounds. Choosing to share Victor’s wealth with his heirs and with the needy is so admirable.

Cherish every moment you have with Victoria. I remember Katarina at this age. I lost a daughter too, once. She shall always be with you. Yes. very much. And now I must get home. To Maggie. Goodbye my dear. Goodbye.

Maggie. We don’t have proof. But we do believe that Constantine’s plan was to do away with you After the two of you were married Sorry. And we do have a limited amount of time before his visa runs out, so that we can get him to commit a crime that we can pin on him. But right now, our number one priority is just keeping you safe.

You’ll have a lot more important bringing that dirt back down. Well, you’ve obviously given it a lot of thought. We have. So, are you in? Yes. Yes, what’s the plan? Well for starters This Is a microscopic ISA device that you can wear it as a bracelet as a necklace It doesn’t matter just as long as you have it with you all the time The time.

It will summon immediate help from Steve or I. 24 7. We also want to set up your phone so we can track you. Is that okay?

You’ve got to behave as though everything is normal between you and Constantine until then. Can you do that?

Just watch me.

Here. Don’t forget that. Yeah. Like I said, I still only be gone a few days. Hope they wipe these images tagged before Clyde calls back with exact instructions on where to send them. Yeah. Can’t wait. You call me as soon as you hear from him, okay? You call me as soon as you land. I will. Just want you

to be careful while I’m gone, okay? Yeah. You too. I mean it. Keep your eyes open. Do not relax. I’m not sure I even remember how. You be safe too, alright? Hey, I’m practically bulletproof. Right.

It’s gonna work. This is gonna work. Once Clyde’s gone, you’re not gonna have to worry anymore. Oh, hey! Hi. Anything exciting happen while I was gone? No, nothing, uh, to report. How’d it go with Stefan? Bloody bugger wouldn’t admit anything. I mean, I I’m more convinced now than ever that he’s the one who set me up.

It’s written all over his face. He’d be a terrible poker player with all his tells. Tells are not proof. Baby, maybe we should just let this go. What? Never. No. Alright, fine, fine. Just, just don’t go crazy and do something rash.

I’m not gonna let anyone find Or anything separate us ever again. I’m gonna take care of myself and my family. Don’t worry.

Is our little angel awake? Hey Victoria, daddy’s home. Xander

Cook. You’re getting a little too close for comfort there, pal.

Hello. Yeah, yeah, yeah, I’ll accept the call. Oh, Gabby. My love, oh my God, just to hear your voice, I feel like I can breathe again. I miss you so much. Of course, of course, of course I’m coming to see you. Yes, yes. I, I, I will. As soon as I can. It’s just I’m working so hard to get you out of there. Okay, uh, Rafe and I, we’re, we’re doing everything we can to find proof that you’re innocent, okay?

And, and, and Yeah, I will. I will. I will find it. Okay, we won’t stop at anything, no matter what. And then you and I, my love, are going to be together again, soon and forever.

Ah, well, that was a little bit easier than I thought it would be. Maggie’s a lot tougher than people realize. Doc, you being here made all the difference. She trusts you. Signal’s coming in loud and clear. She just pulled into the Kuriakas mansion. Alright, so the plan’s in motion. Mm hmm. You know, a part of me gets it.

Why he was coming after me and all. I’m thinking about, if the roles were reversed, I would never be able to forgive a man who killed one of our daughters. But for him to come after Maggie, who never wronged him in any way, I Not gonna happen. Not on my watch. Or mine. Or mine. Ah,

there you are. Perfect timing. I just had the housekeeper bring this in for us. The coffee is at the exact right temperature. You see, we are in sync. Yes, we are. And she also was kind enough to arrange the lilies I brought for you. Perfect. So, how did it go with Marlena? Uh, it was very enlightening. She had a lot of ideas to share.

She’s a very thoughtful woman. You are very lucky to have a friend such as her. I can only imagine what she might be proposing. Well, let’s just say it’s definitely going to be a wedding to remember. Yes. Yes, it will be.

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Xander brings Sarah a Mother’s Day gift at home. Sarah points out that it’s not Mother’s Day yet while Xander notes she’ll be on duty then. Sarah opens the gift and it’s a mug that says “World’s Best Mummy” which Xander jokes that Victoria picked out personally. Sarah decides she will bring it with her tomorrow night to show it off when they have Mother’s Day dinner with Maggie. Xander remarks that he can’t wait to see Konstantin again. Sarah says she’s not looking forward to that but asks Xander to be polite. Xander agrees to do his best. Sarah asks if Xander reached out to his mother. Xander points out that Mother’s Day in Scotland was in March. Sarah says he could still call her. Xander says that’s not going to happen. Sarah finds it weird that she’s never met his mother or even spoke to her on the phone in the entire time they’ve known each other. Sarah points out that he never talks about his mother. Xander responds that some things are not worth talking about and goes to check on Victoria.

Konstantin brings Maggie lilies at the Kiriakis Mansion. Konstantin talks about how he’d like to take Maggie to Greece on their honeymoon which Maggie questions, reminding him that their marriage is in name only. Konstantin feels that doesn’t mean he can’t repay her kindness by showing her the most beautiful islands in the world. Maggie then gets a call from Marlena, who asks if it’s a good time. Maggie says Konstantin just brought her flowers. Marlena invites Maggie over as there are a few things she wants to talk to her about regarding the wedding. Maggie agrees to come so Marlena says she’ll see her soon and hangs up. Marlena tells John and Steve that Maggie is coming over, so she hopes she’s able to listen to reason about the man she’s planning to marry.

Harris and Ava go to the DiMera Mansion to confront Stefan, who complains that they are everywhere he goes. Ava says it’s about the black book. Stefan assures them that nobody is home and tells them to talk. Harris informs Stefan that the book is encoded and Clyde wants the images electronically so there’s no physical dropoff which means apprehending him will be a problem. Ava points out that they don’t know if he would’ve shown up anyway. Stefan asks what happens now. Harris says they are going to the police station which Ava says is where Stefan comes in. Stefan says there’s no way in Hell as they already had him go to the police once and he’s not doing it. Stefan tells them to leave. Ava asks him to listen. Harris reveals that they found what looks like blood on the cover of the book, so he’s going to take it to the lab to be analyzed but he doesn’t want anyone on the force to know that Clyde talked to Ava, so he’s giving Stefan the story to back him on. Harris calls it pretty easy that Stefan just stumbled across the book and gave it to him because he’s a detective. Ava asks Stefan if they can count on him. Stefan agrees that he’s in and calls it plausible that he could’ve stumbled across the book and he wants Clyde stopped once and for all. Ava declares that they will get him this time. Harris says they just need to work together to get Clyde on the ropes. Stefan adds that if Clyde’s going down, he wants a ringside seat.

Sarah asks if Xander reached out to his mother in March. Sarah says she can tell it’s a sore subject and she doesn’t want to push it, but she thinks Victoria should get to know both of her grandmothers. Xander says no and that Sarah would agree if she knew his mom, so he asks to drop this. Sarah apologizes as it’s obviously very triggering to talk about his mother. Xander confirms that it is and says Maggie is the best there is and the only grandmother that Victoria needs. Xander mentions having unfinished business to take care of with Stefan as he needs to find out if Stefan is the one who set him up to take the fall for shooting Harris. Sarah points out that he won’t just admit it. Xander responds that he has a plan, but assures it’s nothing illegal. Sarah asks what if it was Stefan. Xander says that Stefan will be very sorry then. Xander then exits the apartment.

Maggie goes to see Marlena and greets John and Steve, who clarify they all wanted to talk to her. They all sit together as Steve informs Maggie that this is about Konstantin. Maggie questions if this is an intervention. Steve says kind of. Marlena adds there are some things that Maggie needs to know. Maggie guesses she needs to know that Konstantin is a bad guy who is using her and she shouldn’t be marrying him. Maggie says she’s heard it all before and thought they were passed all of that. Maggie doesn’t want to hear anymore and can’t believe that Marlena lured her over here for more of this. Maggie declares that she’s not interested in hearing anymore. Marlena stops her and warns her that this is serious, so she needs to listen.

Xander goes to the DiMera Mansion to confront Stefan. Stefan questions who let him in. Xander says Ava and Harris were on their way out. Stefan guesses this isn’t a social call as they argue about their last one. Xander brings up Stefan being on Clyde’s payroll which Stefan says was by coersion. Xander wonders if Stefan was the one who set him up.

Sarah watches over Victoria while wondering what’s between Xander and his mother. Sarah decides she’s going to take Victoria on a walk, but Konstantin shows up at the door. Konstantin asks Sarah for a moment of her time.

Maggie questions John telling her that Konstantin has been brainwashing him and asks how and why. John explains that he realized after spending a little time alone with him, that he was missing time and something was right, so after discussing it with Marlena, they figured out what he was up to and started working on new techniques to deprogram him and mentally prepare him to fight it. Maggie asks how he fought it. Marlena explains that John was able to fool Konstantin that he was under control. John informs Maggie that Konstantin ordered him to steal the signed prenup out of the safe so he could burn it, but he replaced it with a duplicate fake. John then presents Maggie with the original prenup. Maggie can’t believe it’s true. Marlena wishes it wasn’t and says they are sorry to have to tell her. Maggie questions how Konstantin was brainwashing John. John explains that Konstantin is in possession of an ancient card. Maggie recalls Konstantin saying that it reminded him of his daughter which John says was just more lies. John reveals that it’s the same card and device that Stefano used to brainwash him years ago. Steve adds that they have no idea how Konstantin got a hold of it. Maggie says it explains why Konstantin was so frantic about the card when he lost it. John notes that his whole plan depended on it. John talks about witnessing it when Konstantin ordered him to steal the prenup. Maggie calls Konstantin a lying bastard.

Sarah tells Konstantin that she and Victoria were just on their way out. Konstantin promises he won’t be long and comes in to greet Victoria, saying that he’s going to be her grand daddy. Sarah says sort of and admits Victoria does enjoy her time with him which Konstantin says is unlike most of Maggie’s friends and family. Konstantin tells Sarah that he is grateful to have her support. Sarah acknowledges that he didn’t have it at first, but she’s seen how happy he makes Maggie and losing Victor devastated her, so she doesn’t want to see her spirits fall again. Konstantin calls her a wonderful and devoted daughter. Sarah says that Maggie means the world to her. Konstantin thanks Sarah for blessing their marriage so he can remain in Salem with Maggie. Sarah tells him that he has her blessing under the condition that he promises her that he won’t break Maggie’s heart.

Stefan tells Xander that it’s crazy that he thinks he set him up as he doesn’t care what happens to him. Xander thinks Stefan is lying through his teeth and doesn’t think it’s a stretch that Clyde cuold order him to set him up. Stefan insists that he didn’t set him up and tells him to get out of his house. Xander says he doesn’t know who Clyde hired to shoot Harris, but he’s almost certain that Stefan planned the setup. Stefan asks what that’s based on. Xander brings up that he had the motive, means, and money. Stefan then slips up and mentions the amount of money that was deposited in to Xander’s bank account. Xander points out that he never mentioned the amount, so it’s funny that he knows it.

Harris rejoins Ava in her room and says he just came from Rafe and Jada and they bought the story about Stefan finding the book and they believe it’s blood too but they will have to wait for the lab to confirm it. Ava talks about Gil having a violent streak, so if it is blood, she’s sure someone else faced his wrath. Harris is sure that Gil had to do many things as Clyde’s enforcer. Ava says part of her doesn’t care or want to know. Harris says they have to and hopefully will find a match in the database to the blood. Harris says even if it doesn’t help find Clyde, it might help someone else find justice.

Maggie goes over Konstantin coming to Salem and how she really thought he cared about Victor. Marlena and Steve point out that he knew how vulnerable she was. John points out that Konstantin never forgave Victor or him. Steve states that Konstantin came to Salem to avenge Catharina’s death and to steal Victor’s fortune. John knows Konstantin was under considerable pain in losing his daughter. Maggie shouts that doesn’t excuse what he did and that everything he said to her was a lie. Maggie declares that Konstantin came to steal Victor’s money and everything else he had, including her. Maggie proclaims that Konstantin has messed with the wrong redhead.

Ava and Harris talk about the police having the book. Harris talks about his navy buddy waiting on them. Ava hopes this could be thing to bring Clyde down, pointing out they’d be doing the world a favor after everything he’s done. Ava wishes Harris didn’t have to go. Harris assures he’s all in on this and will check on the progress of his guys to work as a team. Ava hoped she could convince him to stay because she’s going to miss him like crazy. Harris says he’s going to miss her too and they kiss. Harris notes that his flight is in a couple hours and jokes that he has enough time for a nap. Ava says there’s no way he’s going to take a nap in the couple hours he has left as they begin kissing.

Stefan tells Xander that the $50,000 was mentioned in the Spectator but Xander says it wasn’t as he owns half the paper so every word had to be ran by him, Chad, and Everett. Stefan suggests that EJ knew about the amount so he must have mentioned it over drinks. Xander mocks the idea of Stefan and EJ just having a drink together. Xander tells Stefan that he can’t prove he’s lying, but he’s sure he’s the one who set him up and he is going to pay. Stefan asks if he’s threatening him. Xander assures that he is and then walks out of the mansion.

Konstantin swears to Sarah that he will never hurt Maggie and he knows she would prefer Maggie remarried under different circumstances, but assures that he cares for her very much. Sarah acknowledges that Maggie cares for him too, but when her father Mickey died, she never thought Maggie would find love again but then she and Victor had this amazing second act. Sarah doesn’t know if Maggie will find love for a third time but remarks that as long as she’s with Konstantin, that can never happen. Konstantin asks if she believes he’s standing in her way. Sarah clarifies that she’s glad Maggie has a companion, but Xander asked if Konstantin would just keep living in Maggie’s house forever, so she looked up green card marriages and it could be years before he could leave which may feel like forever. Konstantin says at he and Maggie’s ages, companionship means more than anything. Konstantin tells Sarah that Maggie is in charge, so if she ever decides to get rid of him, he’ll be gone.

Maggie declares that Konstantin has to pay, so she wants them to call the police and put Konstantin behind bars. Steve says they all do but he hasn’t committed any crimes yet. John points out that he was the one who broke in to the mansion which Maggie complains about. John explains that they are going to let Konstantin keep thinking that he’s controlling him and eventually he will hang himself. Marlena adds that Konstantin has to believe that his plan is playing out exactly as he expects. Steve calls that the only way to nail him. Maggie starts to say she doesn’t understand as Konstantin couldn’t have gotten any money even without the prenup, but then realizes that Konstantin was planning to kill her.

Ava and Harris lay in bed together after having sex. Harris tells Ava that the real reason he has to leave is because as long as Clyde is out there somewhere, Ava will never be safe. Ava questions him doing this for her. Harris says he couldn’t bear to lose her. Harris brings up meeting her in Bayview and thinking she was unpredictable, mysterious, and a little lost but says that she changed everything for him. Ava tells him that he did the same for her and that he makes her life worth living. Harris tells Ava that he loves her. Ava says she loves him too and she cannot wait for him to be back in her arms. Harris promises he won’t be long. Ava jokes about tracking people down as they kiss.

Konstantin tells Sarah that Maggie has given his life new meaning, so he has no intention of ever taking advantage of her. Sarah says she will hold him to that. Konstantin adds that Maggie’s kindness and generosity knows no bounds. Konstantin tells Sarah to cherish every moment with Victoria as he remembers his daughter at that age. Sarah mentions losing her daughter once too and encourages that Catharina will always be with him. Konstantin thanks her and says he must get home to Maggie, so he says goodbye to Sarah and exits.

Steve points out that they don’t have proof but they do believe that Konstantin’s plan was to do away with Maggie after they were married. Steve notes they do have a limited amount of time before his VISA runs out, so they can get him to commit a crime to pin on him. John adds that right now, their number one priority is keeping Maggie safe as that’s more important than bringing Konstantin down. Maggie acknowledges they’ve given it a lot of thought and says she’s in as she asks what the plan is. John presents Maggie with a microscopic ISA device for her to have with her all the time as it will summon immediate help from he or Steve, 24/7. Steve also wants to set up her phone to track her. Marlena reminds Maggie to keep everything normal between her and Konstantin until then which she agrees to do.

Harris packs his bag and tells Ava that he should only be gone a few days before Clyde calls back with instructions. Harris tells Ava to call him as soon as she hears from him. Ava tells Harris to call when he lands. Harris tells Ava to be careful while he’s gone. Ava advises Harris to be safe. Harris jokes that he’s practically bulletproof. Harris assures that this is going to work and once Clyde’s gone, she won’t have to worry anymore. Ava and Harris then hug.

Xander returns home to Sarah and asks if anything exciting happened while he was gone. Sarah claims there’s nothing to report but asks how it went with Stefan. Xander says he wouldn’t admit to anything but he’s more convinced than ever that he’s the one who set him up as he could tell it all over his face. Sarah suggests maybe just letting this go but Xander refuses. Sarah asks Xander not to go crazy and do something rash. Xander declares he won’t let anything or anyone separate them ever again as he’s going to take care of himself and his family. Victoria then wakes up so Xander goes to check on her.

Stefan pours a drink and remarks that Xander is getting a little too close for comfort. Stefan then gets a call from Gabi at the prison. Stefan is relieved to hear her voice and assures he will come to see her as soon as he can, but he’s working so hard to get her out. Stefan says that he and Rafe are doing everything they can to find proof that she’s innocent. Stefan insists that he won’t stop at anything and then they will be together again, soon and forever.

After Maggie leaves, Steve comments that it was a little easier than he expected. Marlena feels Maggie is tougher than people realize. John states that Marlena being there helped a lot because Maggie trusts her. John notes the signal from the device is coming in clear so Maggie just pulled in at the Kiriakis Mansion. Steve states that means the plan is in motion. John talks about how Konstantin was coming after him and if the roles were reversed, he could never forgive someone for killing his daughter. John, Steve, and Marlena declare that coming after Maggie is not going to happen on their watch.

Maggie goes home and joins Konstantin the living room of the Kiriakis Mansion. Konstantin asks how it went with Marlena. Maggie says it was very enlightening as she had a lot of ideas to share. Konstantin says he can only imagine what she might be proposing. Maggie remarks that it’s definitely going to be a wedding to remember which Konstantin agrees with.

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Holly and her friend Sophia do school work together at the Brady Pub while Ava works as their waitress. Sophia suggests they take a break from studying to talk about prom. Holly assumes she already has a date. Sophia responds that she’s still working on that and reveals that she’s thinking about Tate, surprising Holly.

Tate and his friend play football in the park. He encourages Tate to join the summer league and mentions that he’s also planning prom which motivates him to go. Tate asks if he has a date yet. He reveals that he wants to ask Sophia Choi but he doesn’t think she knows he exists. He then asks Tate who he’s taking to prom.

Harris sits at home, frustrated that he cannot crack Clyde and Gil’s code from the black book.

Sloan comes home to Eric, who tells her that he put Jude to sleep and he doesn’t know when he’ll be home tonight. Sloan pulls away and remarks that she’s sure Nicole will appreciate him being there. Eric responds that it’s just work and part of his job. Sloan says she won’t wait up for him. Eric says he loves her and exits. Sloan then quickly pulls out her phone and calls Melinda, saying she needs her to come over quick.

At the DiMera Mansion, EJ talks to Dr. Rolf on the phone about how long the test will take to complete. EJ says patience is not one of his strong suits and screams that he wants the DNA results as soon as possible. Nicole then walks in and asks if everything is okay. EJ is sorry she had to hear that. Nicole asks what exactly she was hearing about DNA results. EJ claims he just wanted some evidence processed for a case. Nicole thought he had people to manage that so he could focus on the case. EJ says he’d prefer to focus on her and kisses her. Nicole worries that he will burn out with one job that’s overwhelming enough but now juggling two. EJ insists that he thrives on chaos. Nicole is unsure but EJ says he will convince her. EJ brings up the article on Paulina and notes that Nicole’s tip to Chad got some serious reactions. EJ adds that the news made a lot of people unhappy and he’s heard there’s serious talk of Paulina resigning. Nicole hopes he doesn’t plan on adding Mayor to his list of jobs. EJ responds that if he gets the call, he’d have to for the people, pointing out that he’s done it before. Nicole tells him no and calls that the worst possible answer. Johnny then enters and mentions getting tea for Chanel since she’s feeling under the weather as he then heads back upstairs. Nicole tells EJ that she should get going to work. They kiss as Nicole tells EJ no more jobs. EJ says no promises as Nicole exits.

Ava brings Harris food and asks if he has had any luck. Harris says he’s gone through all the familiar codes but has come up with nothing. Ava asks what’s next. Harris says he sent the encrypted file to an old navy buddy, so now it’s just a waiting game.

Tate says he’s not taking anyone because prom is not really his thing. His friend encourages him that this will be different because he’s running it and promises it will be the biggest night of the year. He mentions the blood drive and asks when Tate will be free to donate. Tate says he faints at the sight of blood but he urges him to volunteer anyway so can meet new people and expand his circle. Tate says he’s good and remarks that meeting girls is not his priority right now. He remarks that he hopes Holly didn’t ruin the rest of the female species for Tate.

Holly questions Sophia planning to ask Tate to prom. Sophia asks why not, pointing out that he’s hot and smart. Holly points out that five guys have already asked Sophia. Sophia says it’s closer to ten but she’s not feeling any of them. Holly mentions hearing that one of them covered her porch in flowers. Sophia says her mom loved it but her dad did not so much. Sophia says there’s something alluring about Tate and decides she’s just going to make the move to ask him. Sophia adds that Holly said she’s over Tate and asks if she’s over him. Holly says sure but Sophia is not convinced. Sophia tells Holly that if she wants her to stop, she can just say the word but Holly insists it’s fine. Sophia says she’s glad they squared that. Holly talks about her mom giving her phone back and being cool with them hanging out, but there’s nobody she really wants to take to prom so she’s probably not going. Sophia insists they’d have a lot of fun and questions if she’s really not going.

Melinda goes to see Sloan, who thanks her for coming. Melinda comes in to see Jude and comments that he’s getting so big. Melinda tells Sloan to lay it on her how bad it is. Sloan informs her that it’s bad as she already told her about Eric finding out that she was sponsoring Leo’s lavish lifestyle which Eric put a stop to quick. Melinda encourages that should stop her money issues but Sloan says that’s the least of her problems. Melinda asks what else. Sloan then reveals that after Leo got the letter from Dimitri, he got wasted and tried to extort EJ which shocks Melinda. Sloan adds that Leo also told EJ about the baby switch and calls it a nightmare.

Tate tells his friend that Holly made a mistake and there’s nothing more to say as nobody ruined anything. Tate adds that he won’t hold a grudge and they talked it out. They joke together and resume tossing the football.

Holly tells Sophia that she should get going since it was getting late. Sophia decides she’ll go with her. Holly wonders where Ava went. Sophia says on their way out, they need to stop at the vintage shop for retro prom dresses but Holly says she’ll have to pass since she needs to continue her homework. Sophia insists that she needs a break and convinces Holly to come with her as they exit the Pub together.

EJ finishes a work call with his assistant Rita as Johnny returns to the living room. EJ asks how Chanel is feeling. Johnny says that’s actually what he wanted to talk to her about as he needs a favor.

Ava tells Harris that they will just wait and keep things status quo. Harris complains that he’s losing his mind because they can’t decipher the book. Ava points out that having the book is the most important thing. Harris says they have to be smart and use it as bait. Ava tries to encourage Harris but he says he won’t be satisfied until Clyde is in custody and can never escape again. Ava suggests they stop talking about this until they hear from Harris’ navy buddy and just focus on each other. Ava then gets a call from an unknown caller and answers the call from Clyde. Ava says she hasn’t missed him and claims she hasn’t found the book despite searching the place twice. Ava adds that the Bistro has reopened so it’s a lot trickier to rummage around. Ava says he’ll just have to wait until she can find it unless he has a place to look next. Ava tells Clyde that she hears him and asks what comes next when she finds the book.

EJ tells Johnny anything for him. Johnny reveals that they haven’t told anyone and Chanel doesn’t know that he’s telling him, but she’s pregnant. EJ gets excited about being a grandfather. Johnny says possibly which EJ questions.

Nicole joins Eric in the town square. Eric comments on her hesitation and asks what’s up. Nicole guesses she was just wondering how Sloan was doing since she wasn’t very happy with them last night. Eric confirms they had a fight but says it lead to an enlightening conversation that made him realize he was making the same mistakes with Sloan that he made with Nicole. Eric says he regrets that deeply in both relationships.

Melinda asks how Leo could possibly think that was a good idea and what exactly he told EJ. Sloan says he told him everything. Melinda asks if that includes her being involved and if so, she might as well be dead. Sloan assures her name wasn’t mentioned and if it was, she’d have her back and cover for her. Melinda asks if she’s heard from EJ. Sloan confirms that he showed up at her house, demanding the child and threatening to arrest her. Sloan adds that EJ did sort of back off when she told him the truth that Eric is Jude’s biological father.

While playing football in the park, Tate accidentally ends up hitting Sophia in the face when he threw the football. Tate tries to apologize but Sophia says he should be sorry because he saw them coming and accuses Tate of looking at Holly when he threw the ball. Sophia complains that now she’s going to have a black eye at prom.

Ava hangs up and tells Harris that Clyde said he’s calling back in 48 hours and that she better have the book by then, scan the pages, send it to a dark web e-mail account and then destroy the book. Harris argues that the book is the bait, so if they can’t meet him, they can’t hook him.

Melinda questions how Sloan still has Jude if EJ knows. Sloan explains that once she mentioned Eric, it was like a switch flipped because EJ was in denial but deep down, he knew. Sloan adds that EJ still took DNA samples which will only confirm the truth. Melinda calls it a lot to process. Sloan admits it could pan out a lot of different ways. Melinda worries that Sloan could go to prison and lose everything. Sloan insists that’s not going to happen. Melinda asks how she can be so sure. Sloan says that she persuaded EJ to keep the information between them by pointing out that if Nicole knew it was her and Eric’s baby, both of their relationships would be over and she knows that’s not something EJ wants.

Nicole tells Eric that this conversation took a turn for the deep. Eric says that seems to be his way these days, especially when the stakes are higher. Eric wants to acknowledge the mistakes he made and tell Nicole that he’s sorry. Nicole says they all make mistakes and the whole goal is to move forward, learn, and hope that the next relationship is better. Nicole tells Eric that she’s pulling for he and Sloan to really get through this. Eric assures they will. Nicole asks if Sloan knows they are working together. Eric confirms that she took it better than he expected. Nicole adds that she was encouraged by EJ’s response. They agree that’s how it should be with nothing to worry about and joke about just being reporters and colleagues.

Johnny explains to EJ that Kayla told them it could be a high risk pregnancy because of the radiation. EJ gets upset and blames Paulina. Johnny tries to say she was just being a mom but EJ argues that she needs to be held accountable. EJ says a mother wouldn’t have risked exposing anyone to radiation and argues Paulina didn’t care about the risks. Johnny argues that Paulina thought she was doing the right thing but EJ tells him not to be a Paulina apologist. Johnny calls that unfair and says he’s obviously sick about the entire situation, especially since he would’ve found Chanel on his own just a few minutes later but now, their baby could have serious birth defects or might not even make it so he’s just in shock. Johnny admits he doesn’t know what to do. EJ then asks if Chanel is going through with the pregnancy.

Ava complains that she can’t believe Clyde has won again. Harris says not by a long shot and that Clyde has no idea who he’s dealing with. Ava says she’s never felt so out of her depth. Harris suggests e-mailing him and using it to track him once he downloads the files, to find his location. Harris adds it won’t be easy but he won’t let Clyde keep running. Ava says she needs to get back down to the Pub to show Roman how hard working she is. Harris calls her beautiful and sexy as they kiss. Ava thanks him and then exits.

Tate brings Sophia an ice pack and apologizes again as he asks what he can do. Holly tries to encourage her but Sophia doesn’t want to hear it. Tate tries to offer to take Sophia home, but Sophia suggests the hospital as she worries that her nose is broken. Holly points out they don’t know yet if it’s broken. Sophia repeats that she’s going to have a black eye for prom and no one’s going to want to take her. Sophia then suggests Tate could take her since he doesn’t have a date, making Holly uncomfortable as Tate looks at her.

Eric tells Nicole that she can put her bag in his car before they go and questions her going shopping before their job. Nicole reveals that she bought hygiene kits to pass out to the homeless and says she has a few other tricks up her sleeve. Nicole calls this work genuinely useful. Eric agrees that it’s a story they’ll have a platform to tell. Nicole recalls when she was on the streets, wishing for a toothbrush. Eric questions what she means by when she was on the streets.

Johnny informs EJ that they haven’t made the decision yet about the pregnancy. EJ says they must have at least talked about it. Johnny confirms they have and that Chanel is leaning towards keeping the baby no matter what, so he’s going to support whatever she decides. EJ asks what Johnny wants. Johnny says he wants answers and that’s why he needs to ask EJ for this favor. Johnny brings up that EJ took care of Holly by getting her to the best doctors in the world, so he wants to get Chanel in front of all the experts to figure out what’s going on. Johnny adds that Kayla said they might not know until the second or third trimester and by then, it might be too late. EJ assures that he’s got this and he will get him the answers and access to the best doctors in the world. EJ tells Johnny that he has to understand that there is no magic wand here. Johnny says he understands and the what if’s are killing him. EJ gets that but notes that the answers might come too late. EJ tells Johnny that he and Chanel can have healthy babies in the future but declares that this is too risky, so they cannot have this baby right now. Johnny tells EJ that he’s not going to tell Chanel what she can or can’t do with her own body. EJ points out the baby being a DiMera. Johnny demands to know what he means by that and calls it twisted, arguing that the DiMera bloodline doesn’t mean perfect genetics. EJ insists that’s not what he meant and he didn’t intend to upset him. Johnny states that this is obviously a difficult subject for both of them, but he came to him for help as his dad so that he and Chanel can make the best decisions for their family. EJ urges Johnny to think long and hard about the choices in front of him about the marriage and what they both need.

Melinda prays that Sloan’s persuasive argument worked better with EJ than Leo. Sloan talks about getting mad every time she hears Leo’s name and she’s exhausted from constantly putting out fires. Sloan brings up how many times the truth is on the verge of coming out but she somehow keeps it together. Melinda points out that she’s still here but Sloan questions for how long. Jude wakes up crying. Sloan brings up Eric working with Nicole now and he’s always going to love her. Sloan says she has Eric’s baby but that’s not enough as she doesn’t think anything is ever enough for Eric. Sloan questions if everything she’s done for their family was worth it as she’s beginning to think it wasn’t.

Nicole tells Eric that she did what she had to do to survive. Eric says he had no idea that she ever lived in her car. Eric knew she had a rough time growing up but didn’t realize how bad it was. Nicole says she’s just grateful that she came out of it with her sanity and that she’s been really lucky since then. Nicole adds that people have been really nice to her like Eric and now she has great opportunities, great friends, and an amazing daughter so she wants to pay it forward by passing on the blessings. Eric is impressed by Nicole’s strength and resilience. Nicole suggests they get to work. Eric comments on thinking he knew everything there is to know about her, but she still surprises him.

Sophia tells Tate that it’s a simple yes or no question. Tate hesitates but Holly suggests they should go together as it sounds really fun and Sophia already has a cute dress picked out. Tate decides he’s down then. Holly then asks Tate’s friend, Aaron, to prom which Tate excitedly calls a great idea as Aaron accepts. Holly points out they can double date. Sophia calls it the best day ever while Holly and Tate smile at one another.

Ava returns to Harris and says it’s crazy how much the little black book holds. Ava feels the book and notices that it’s sticky, wondering if there’s wine on it. Harris calls that impossible and takes a closer look, discovering that there is blood on the book.

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Xander and Sarah bring Victoria to the Kiriakis Mansion where Maggie and Konstantin are in the living room. Maggie mentions waiting for Justin’s call and then she gets it. Maggie thanks him and says they’ll talk soon as she hangs up. Maggie then announces that Victor’s will has finally cleared probate, so his estate will be distributed according to it’s terms. Konstantin calls that excellent news. Maggie calls it a relief to have it finally resolved and she’s sure Alex has already heard as well and that he must be over the moon as they speak.

Alex and Theresa have breakfast together at home. Alex then gets a call from Justin with the news about Victor’s will. Alex says he knew it would be a lot and that he will wait to hear from him. Alex thanks Justin and hangs up. Alex then informs Theresa that Victor’s estate is worth more than he even imagined, as is his inheritance. Theresa calls that such great news and says she’s so happy for him as they hug. Theresa declares that they are going to be set for life, then corrects herself that he will be set for life.

Brady goes to the DiMera Mansion and asks Kristen if Rachel is ready to go. Kristen says she’s upstairs changing. Kristen calls up to Rachel to hurry up before she’s late. Kristen tells Brady that if he doesn’t want to wait, she can have Harold or a driver take her. Brady assures that he wants to take Rachel to school, so Kristen invites him to join her for coffee. Kristen mentions that Rachel had a blast at the aquarium with him yesterday. Brady confirms it was fun and says he’d love to be able to spend more time with Rachel if he could. Kristen is sure Rachel wishes that too and calls it certainly a possibility.

Steve goes to John and Marlena’s. Marlena reveals that she asked Steve to come by because they have a plan and she thinks it’s time to let Steve in on it. John calls that not necessary and says they have it under control. Marlena argues that Konstantin is a dangerous man and she wants John to have backup. Marlena knows there is tension between John and Steve, but says that’s what Konstantin wants. Marlena asks if they’re going to let Konstantin drive a wedge between them after 40 years of friendship. Steve tells John that he doesn’t blame him for hating him for what he did as he hates it too, but he’s willing to do whatever it takes to make up for it. Steve asks John to tell him what’s going on between he and Konstantin.

Brady tells Kristen not to tell him that it’s possible for him to spend time with his daughter. Brady guesses that’s only if he forgets about the Hell she put him through and that she used their daughter to get back him for her insanity. Kristen says she’s sorry he can’t let go of his resentment towards her. Brady decides he doesn’t want Rachel to come in and see them fighting again. Kristen agrees to let go of the subject of them. Kristen brings up Rachel saying she got her a gift from the aquarium. Brady presents her with it which is a keychain. Brady confirms he paid for it but says Rachel wants to pay him back with her allowance. Kristen tells Brady that she won’t be hitting him up for child support after this month since she knows he was left out of Victor’s will. Brady responds that he will continue to make those payments because he can and he will continue to accept the visitation scraps she’s willing to give him, because he knows sooner or later, she will screw up like she always does and he will regain full custody of his daughter.

Theresa tells Alex that she’s so happy for him. Theresa knows they are due at Titan but thinks they need to celebrate. Alex agrees and decides they are taking the day off. Theresa jokes that Alex never needs to work again as heir to the fortune. Alex says the question is what is he going to do with the fortune other than buy a mansion, a yacht, a private plane, and tickets to outer space. Theresa suggests he could donate to charitable causes. Alex says of course he’ll do that and he has a few other ideas as well.

Maggie is sure Alex is very pleased with his inheritance, but as for her, she would forsake it all to have Victor back. Xander says that’s because Maggie isn’t a greedy person. Maggie talks about being fortunate with money, so she intends to share the wealth as she’s sure Victor expected. Sarah asks what she means. Maggie responds that it’s a decision she made long ago that if Victor died before her, she would donate the bulk of her inheritance to all worthy causes.

John reveals to Steve that Konstantin turned him back in to The Pawn. Steve is shocked and asks when and how. John reminds Steve of when Megan Hathaway used a card to brainwash them. Steve asks how he knows that. John says it came to him in a memory and it turns out that Konstantin has the same card. Steve questions how he got it. John says he has no idea how he got it or how he knew how to use it, but it happened when he lured him to the park pretending to be a new client. Steve can’t believe it and questions why John didn’t tell him any of this before. John explains that he didn’t remember any of it until it happened again the other day. John then flashes back to Konstantin using the card to take control of him at the Black Patch office. John informs Steve that right when Konstantin turned him back in to the Pawn, Marlena unexpectedly showed up, so all he could do was quickly pull him out of it and that’s when they figured out something was going on. Marlena talks about John not remembering his conversation with Konstantin, so she knew he had lost time. John points out that Marlena knew something was happening but also that there was a way for him to fight back.

Alex agrees with Theresa that this is cause for a celebration and suggests caviar and champagne, but then remembers Theresa can’t have champagne. Theresa decides on sparkling cider so Alex agrees to get that as well. Alex says he’ll be back soon and exits. Theresa comments to herself that they say the best things in life are free but she happens to be shallow enough to like a few things that aren’t. Theresa declares that she and Alex are going to a lot more than drink bubbly to celebrate.

Sarah hugs Maggie and says she’s so proud of her, but not surprised she’d be so generous. Maggie talks about being fortunate to not need more money, so Justin is going to up her donation to charitable programs. Konstantin comments on Maggie being very generous. Maggie still feels terrible that Victor split all of his assets between her and Alex while everyone else was left out of his revised will for whatever reason. Maggie wants to respect his wishes but she also thinks it’s right to share her part with the other heirs like Bo, Philip, Brady, Xander, and Justin. Konstantin then shouts that she can’t do that.

Steve is thankful that John and Marlena figured things out but question how they are going to fight back and how they can be sure that Konstantin turned John in to The Pawn a second time. John asks Marlena to take this one. Marlena then explains that on the night that Konstantin put John in a trance, John seemed distracted, anxious, and in a fog at home. Marlena flashes back to hypnotizing John that night which allowed her to take John back in to the room with Konstantin from before she came in. John adds that all he could do was hear Konstantin’s voice as he started talking about Maggie. Steve asks what he said and what he wanted him to do. John reveals that Konstantin told him that his mission was to steal the signed prenup from the Kiriakis safe. John knew that Konstantin would try to take control of him again but the question was when that was going to happen. Marlena then reveals that they prepared.

Konstantin tries to explain while Xander questions if he thinks Maggie should give her entire inheritance to him. Konstantin tells him not to be ridiculous, shouting that he signed a prenup so he won’t get a dime. Konstantin says he just thinks Maggie shouldn’t give away her inheritance without giving it some thought. Maggie insists that she has thought about it for years. Xander questions who Konstantin is to weigh in on Maggie’s decision since he’s not related to her and is only marrying him so he doesn’t have to leave Salem. Sarah tries to stop Xander but he says he’s speaking his mind as he questions Konstantin having the nerve to doubt Maggie’s heart’s desire when they know it’s a noble thing to do. Xander asks who Konstantin is to criticize her decision. Maggie then tells Konstantin to explain and defend himself.

Theresa prepares for Alex to return and wonders what’s taking him so long. She then texts Alex to ask where he is.

Alex goes to the DiMera Mansion and greets Kristen with a big kiss in front of Brady. Brady tells Kristen to tell Rachel that he will be waiting for her in the car. Alex tells Kristen that she’s looking sexy as they continue kissing while Brady walks out the door.

Steve questions Marlena and John saying they prepared. Marlena explains that they began preparing John to resist the power of the card. John adds that they weren’t sure it was possible at first. Marlena talks about the great advances in deprogramming techniques which have been very effective with Harris. Marlena notes that she contacted Bayview and hoped the same techniques could work for John. John reveals that they tried those techniques on him right here. They flash back to Marlena having John repeat the mantra “A positive presence defeats a negative past”. Marlena informs Steve that last night, Maggie called them over to tell them about her engagement to Konstantin. John adds that then Maggie got called away and Marlena left, so he and Konstantin were left alone and Konstantin predictably pulled out the card to order him to steal the prenup. Steve asks John if he got it. John confirms that he did and then Konstantin then set the prenup on fire and burned it in a trash can. Steve asks if the technique didn’t work then but Marlena says it’s to the contrary.

Konstantin thanks Maggie for allowing him to defend himself. Xander remarks that this should be good. Konstantin talks about loving how big Maggie’s heart is and apologizes for overstepping. He says he respects Maggie’s plan to donate her fortune in the most honorable of ways. Maggie thanks him for clarifying his reaction. Victoria wakes up crying. Konstantin then decides it’s time for his walk so he will be leaving as well. Konstantin tells Maggie how proud he is of her. Maggie thanks him as he then exits. Maggie decides to take Victoria out to the garden. Xander mocks Konstantin being proud and asks Sarah how Maggie can’t see through Konstantin. Sarah admits it was obvious to her too that Konstantin hated Maggie’s idea of giving away her money. Xander complains about Konstantin’s apology and calls him a dangerous con man. Sarah insists that Konstantin won’t get a dime from Maggie, reminding him that there is a prenup. Xander doesn’t think that will stop him. Sarah assures that Konstantin signed a legal document that states he won’t get a thing from Maggi and asks how that won’t stop him. Xander responds that he just has a very bad feeling about this.

Theresa continues waiting for Alex, but instead Brady shows up at the door. Brady apologizes for not calling but says he wanted to talk to her and he was driving by, so he hoped she would be home and alone. Theresa mentions that she won’t be alone for long because Alex is due back any minute. Brady tells her not to hold her breath on that as he comes in. Brady comments that it looks like she’s celebrating something. Theresa brings up Alex’s inheritance coming through which Brady says is good for him. Theresa knows it’s not so good for Brady and calls it really unfair that Victor left everything to Maggie and Alex. Brady says he tries not to think about it but that’s not what he came to talk about. Brady informs Theresa that he just came from the DiMera Mansion, where Alex showed up to hang out with Kristen which Theresa questions. Brady explains that Alex just walked right in like he owned the place and put a big sloppy kiss on Kristen right in front of him. Theresa remembers Alex not coming home the other night and declares they are obviously sleeping together. Theresa questions that not upsetting Brady. Brady insists that he’s over Kristen and only gives her the time of day because they share a daughter, otherwise he couldn’t care less. Brady asks if Theresa is upset about Alex and Kristen being an item. Theresa admits that she is, noting that she broke up with him so she’s to blame, but it might’ve been the biggest mistake of her life or at least one of the biggest.

Kristen tells Alex that was some performance. Alex tells her that wasn’t acting and says he told Theresa that he was going to buy a bottle of champagne to celebrate being the new heir to a rather large fortune when it dawned on him that the best champagne is in the DiMera wine cellar. Alex offers to buy one but Kristen says she will get it for him. Alex declares that he’d much rather celebrate like this with her as they continue kissing.

Sarah admits that Konstantin’s reaction to Maggie wanting to give away her inheritance was a bit off. Xander argues that it was more than off, it was outrageous. Sarah points out that it wasn’t to Maggie. Sarah wants to get off the subject of money and talk about how lucky they are to have each other and their daughter. Xander apologizes if he made her think he’s not extremely grateful to Maggie for being so caring and generous with them over the years because he is. Xander adds that he’s more grateful to share his life with Sarah because she’s the love of his life as they kiss.

Brady asks if Theresa is in love with Alex and that’s why she’s sorry she broke up with him. Theresa responds that she’s not sure she’s in love with Alex or if she even knows what that means. Brady says it usually means when you have a romantic attachment to somebody and they are incredibly important to you where it feels like you can’t live without them. Theresa then declares that she is in love with Alex, sort of. Brady asks if that’s especially because he’s the heir to this big fortune now and then apologizes for being cynical. They get interrupted by Konstantin showing up at the door. Konstantin barges in but stops when he sees Brady inside.

Alex and Kristen lay in bed together after having sex. Alex says he knows this started by trying to make Brady and Theresa jealous, but says he’s thoroughly enjoying the ride. Kristen says she is as well but reminds him that it can’t go any further. Alex says that’s because she only has eyes for Brady. Kristen points out that Brady is the father of her child and the love of her life. Kristen asks if Alex only has eyes for Theresa. Alex says he cares for her but that doesn’t stop him from succumbing to Kristen’ s many charms as they continue kissing in bed.

Steve questions how John can say the technique worked if he stole the prenup and let Konstantin burn it. John then reveals that he has the original prenup while Konstantin burned a fake version that he gave him. John adds that Konstantin didn’t know that he broke in to the safe earlier that evening, stole the original prenup, and replaced it with a fake which Konstantin burned. Marlena calls it brilliant which Steve agrees with.

Maggie returns to the living room with Victoria. Sarah tells her they have to get going, but she want to talk to her about Konstantin first. Sarah tells Maggie that she and Xander were wondering what happens after the wedding. Sarah knows it’s a marriage in name only so he can stay in the country, but asks then what. Maggie isn’t sure what she means. Xander thinks she’s trying to say they are concerned on Maggie’s behalf as to how Konstantin is going to support himself. Xander asks if he’s going to get a job or if he’s just going to continue to live off of Maggie forever.

Konstantin tells Brady it’s nice to see him. Theresa asks what he’s doing here. Konstantin claims that he needs her help in getting a wedding present. Brady questions who is getting married. Konstantin guesses he’s the last to know that he and Maggie are engaged which shocks Brady. Konstantin declares they will be tying the knot and tells Theresa they can talk later as he doesn’t want to interrupt. Theresa says she’ll text him later but Brady says he was on his way out anyway. Theresa thanks Brady for coming by and says she’ll talk to him soon. Brady then exits. Theresa questions Konstantin just showing up with no warning. Konstantin reveals that Maggie just announced she’s giving most of her inheritance to charitable causes and most of Victor’s heirs, including Brady. Konstantin argues that Theresa giving him Alex’s cut is now more urgent because he needs his half of their plan. Theresa responds that she’s not sure that’s going to happen. Konstantin warns that she better make it happen and find a way to keep Alex in her bed or else, there will be consequences. Konstantin then storms out.

Alex and Kristen continue kissing in bed as Kristen calls this better than going to the gym. Alex jokes about that being high praise. Alex grabs his phone and thinks he should probably head home since he told Theresa he was just running out for champagne and caviar. Alex sees Theresa’s text messages wondering where he is. Kristen guesses he has to go then. Alex says he probably should, but he could tell Theresa that it’s taken him a very long time to drive in traffic to find the finest champagne. Kristen agrees as she and Alex continue kissing.

Steve calls this something to celebrate that they conned the con. John responds that he doesn’t feel like celebrating. John wanted to believe that Konstantin had forgiven him, but now he knows he wanted his revenge on him and also that they were right all along about his intentions in coming to Salem as he wanted to take everything from Victor. They go over how now they have to tell Maggie about how Konstantin lied about his feelings for her and everything else. Marlena worries it will devastate Maggie since she adores him. Steve remarks that Konstantin won’t know what hit him.

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Harris wondered why he couldn’t crack the code in the black book. Eric told Sloan he was going to work. When Sloan seemed upset, she brought up Nicole. Eric told her it was work. When Eric left, Sloan called Melinda and told her to come over. EJ yelled at someone to get the test results. Nicole walked in and asked if everything was okay. He lied to her about what he was talking about. EJ changed the subject and brought up the story on Paulina. Nicole thought he was trying to run for mayor. EJ said he was the mayor before so he wouldn’t turn it down. She thought he shouldn’t take the job. Ava went to Harris’ room to find out about the book. Harris told her what he was doing to figure out the book. Melinda went to see Sloan. Sloan told her that Leo tried to extort EJ and told him about the baby switch. Melinda was shocked. Johnny wanted to ask EJ a favor. Ava tried to keep Harris calm about the black book. He wanted to focus on bringing Clyde down.

While Ava and Harris were talking, Clyde called her. She lied about finding the book. While they were talking, she told him he had to wait until she found. She wanted to know what happened after she found the book. Johnny told EJ that Chanel was pregnant. EJ was excited about being a grandfather. When Johnny said possibly, EJ wanted to know what was going on. Nicole and Eric met at the town square. Eric told her he was making the same mistakes with Sloan that he made with her. Melinda wanted to know what Leo told EJ. Sloan said he told everything. Melinda asked if EJ knew she was involved, but Sloan said he didn’t know. Sloan told her that EJ threatened to have her arrested. She said EJ backed off when she told him the truth about Jude. Harris asked Ava what Clyde told her. After she told him what Clyde said, Harris wanted to get the edge over Clyde. Sloan told Melinda that EJ didn’t do anything when she told him the truth. She said she pointed out to him that their relationships would be over if he told Nicole the truth about the baby. Eric apologized to Nicole about the way he treated her. Nicole told him it was better to move on from mistakes. EJ was upset that Paulina risked the baby’s life. Johnny said he understood what Paulina did. He said he was sick about the situation because he would have found her on his own. Johnny said he would have found Chanel, but now the baby could have birth defects or might not make it. He said he didn’t know what to do. EJ asked if Chanel was going through with the pregnancy. Ava was upset that Clyde won again. Harris said Clyde wasn’t going to win. Johnny told EJ that Chanel was leaning towards keeping the baby. EJ wanted to know what he wanted. Johnny said he wanted him to get him and Chanel around all the expert doctors so they could know what’s going on. He said Kayla told them about the chances of the baby, but it could be too late. EJ said he would get them all the help they need. He suggested that Johnny and Chanel not have the baby right now. EJ said they could have babies later on. When EJ told Johnny that the baby was a DiMera, he was upset. He wondered if EJ was implying that the baby had to be okay in order to be accepted. EJ said he wasn’t trying to upset him. He said he wanted Johnny to think about his choices. Sloan told Melinda that she was tired of putting out fires. She said the truth has been on the verge of coming out. Melinda said she was still with Eric. Sloan wondered for how long. She said she didn’t think she was enough for the family. Sloan wondered if her actions were worth it.

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Maggie told Sarah, Xander, and Konstantin that Victor’s will cleared probate. Alex told Theresa that Victor’s will cleared probate. Brady went to the DiMera mansion to pick up Rachel. Steve showed up at John and Marlena’s place. John wondered why Steve was there. Marlena said she invited him there so he could be in on their plan. John said it wasn’t necessary because they had everything under control. Marlena said Konstantin was dangerous and didn’t want him working alone. Steve said he was willing to do whatever it took to make up for what he did. He wanted to know what was going on between John and Konstantin. Kristen told Brady that there was a way to spend more time with Rachel, but he didn’t believe her. While they were talking, she told him she wouldn’t be asking him for child support since he was cut out of Victor’s will. Brady said he would continue the payments until he got custody. Alex talked to Theresa about what he was going to do with his money. He left to see Kristen. While he was at the DiMera mansion, he kissed Kristen. Brady left them alone. Maggie told Xander, Sarah, and Konstantin that she was going to share her wealth. She said she was going to donate her wealthy to worthy causes. Konstantin looked upset at the idea. John told Steve that Konstantin turned him back into the pawn. Steve wanted to know how. John said Konstantin had the card Megan had to turn him into the pawn. He told Steve how Konstantin turned him into the pawn. John told Steve Marlena figured out he was under a spell and realized there was a way for him to fight back. Maggie told Xander, Sarah, and Konstantin that she was going to share her wealth with Victor’s family. Konstantin told her she couldn’t do that.

Steve wanted to know how John and Marlena knew Konstantin turned him into the pawn. Marlena told Steve what made them realize John was the pawn. After Marlena told Steve what happened, John said they came up with a plan. Konstantin told Maggie, Xander, and Sarah that he didn’t want her to give her money away. Xander ripped into Konstantin for yelling at Maggie. Maggie wanted him to explain himself. Marlena and John told Steve that they were planning to fight Konstantin. She said they were hoping the techniques she used for Harris would work for John. John said they tried the techniques on him. They told him about Maggie telling them about marrying Konstantin. John said Konstantin wanted him to get the prenup. He said he gave it to Konstantin, and he burned it. Steve said the plan didn’t work. Marlena said it did. Konstantin told Maggie that he was proud of her for giving her money away. Maggie thanked him for explaining himself. Konstantin and Maggie left the room. Xander and Sarah talked about Konstantin’s reaction to Maggie donating her money. Brady went to see Theresa and told her Alex was with Kristen. Theresa asked if it bothered Brady. Brady said he was over her. He asked if it bothered Theresa. Theresa said she broke up with Alex, but it was one of the biggest mistakes she made. Brady asked if she was upset about breaking up with Alex. Theresa said she was in love with him. Konstantin showed up while they were talking. Steve wondered how John thought the technique worked when Konstantin burned the prenup. John said Konstantin burned a fake prenup. He said he broke into the safe earlier and took the prenup. John replaced it with a fake. Sarah told Maggie that she wanted to talk to her about Konstantin. She wanted to know what happened after the wedding. Maggie said she didn’t know what she meant. Xander said he and Maggie were concerned about how Konstantin was going to support himself. Konstantin told Theresa that he needed her help to get a wedding present. Brady wanted to know who he was getting the gift for. Konstantin told him he and Maggie were getting married. Brady left the apartment so they could talk. Konstantin told Theresa that Maggie was giving away her fortune to charity and Victor’s family. He said her giving Alex’s half of the money was important. She said she didn’t think she could do it. He said there would be consequences if he didn’t. Konstantin left the apartment. Marlena, John, and Steve talked about Konstantin stealing Victor’s inheritance. Marlena thought they should tell Maggie the truth.

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Paulina explained to Abe that she felt bad for Chanel’s situation. She felt terrible for risking Chanel’s baby’s life by leaving the hospital. Sloan told EJ that Jude is Nicole and Eric’s baby. EJ thought she was lying. She let him know that she had no reason to lie. Sloan warned him that if they wanted to save their marriages, they had to keep the secret. Abe tried to make Paulina feel better about saving Chanel. Paulina felt guilty for what she did. She wanted him to tell her that he told her so, but he refused to do it. Paulina wanted to call Chanel and apologize for what she did. She called Chanel. Chanel didn’t answer her call. She wondered if she was a horrible person to do it. Johnny understood why she did it. They couldn’t wrap their heads around the pregnancy. Chanel and Johnny were excited until they realized the risk of the pregnancy. Johnny wanted a child with her, but the fact the child could have problems gave them something to think about. EJ was appalled at Sloan’s deception. He reminded her that there was a DNA test done. Sloan said she switched the test results. He didn’t believe her. EJ suggested they get another DNA test. She agreed and wanted to swab the baby’s mouth to get his DNA. Sloan told him they had to work together to keep the truth from Eric and Nicole. She said their marriages would be over. Everett showed Stephanie the article he was going to write about Paulina. She told him that she liked Paulina. He liked her too, but he didn’t want the story getting scooped by another paper. Paulina didn’t like how Chanel refused her call. Abe thought she was asleep, but Paulina didn’t believe that. Chanel wondered if Johnny wanted to terminate the pregnancy. Johnny wanted to have children with her. He reminded her about the risks of having the baby. EJ went back to the DiMera mansion and poured himself a drink. Nicole arrived and wondered if everything was okay.

Chanel was willing to have the baby even with the complications. Eric arrived at home, and Sloan asked him about his conversation with Leo. He told her that Leo was too drunk to talk to him. Eric felt sorry for him. EJ lied to Nicole about being okay. Nicole said she had to tell him something. She told him that she’s working with Eric. Abe called Stephanie about the article in the paper. She thought Paulina should have called her about the story. He wondered if the scandal would hurt Paulina’s career. She hoped it wouldn’t hurt her. Nicole was willing to quit her job at the paper. EJ felt it was fine that she worked with him as long as she’s okay with it. Nicole said it didn’t bother her. She assumed she would have a new photographer with her next assignment. Nicole assured him that her relationship with Eric was in the past. Everett wondered if Stephanie would be able to work with Paulina and the paper. Stephanie believed she could do both. Everett wanted to do something fun with her. He wanted her to decide how they spend time together. Abe showed Paulina the article in the newspaper. Chanel listened to Paulina’s voicemail. She didn’t want to deal with the drama so she didn’t return her call. Everett’s personality changed once he saw his signature on the screen. After Stephanie left, he flirted with another woman. Johnny reassured her that they will deal with everything. He thought they had a lot to be happy about. Chanel corrected him and said they had a reason to worry.

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Here you are, ladies. So, is there anything else I can get you? Um, I think we’re good. Yeah, me too. Thanks. Alright, well, here you go. Enjoy. Thank you.

This is insane. I know, right? How is Mr. Ronald’s final project due so soon? Oh my god, and there’s that creative writing assignment, which I haven’t even started yet. Have you? Yeah, I tend to create most effectively under pressure, so, no. Good for you, because I’m like, whatever the opposite of that is. Okay, can we please take a break from studying?

Talk about something fun, like prom? Fine. I assume you already have a date? Still working on that, actually. Really? Well, who are you thinking? Tate Black.

Got you. Smart thing to do would be to shoot for the Summer League team. Summer League? Mm hmm. Slightly less competitive, but still, I can see you joining the squad. You know, if you apply yourself. Yeah, but Oh, why? Extracurricular activities, dude. You need some kind of scholarship. And you need all the ones you can get, actually.

Yeah, that’s what I’m doing. Making sure I’m not up to my eyeballs in student loan debt. So, you’re, like, what? You’re, like, Mr. Extracurricular? Uh, Mr. President of the SGA, actually. Yeah, VP of the Spanish club. Tight end of the football club. Wow. Busy man. A lot of responsibility. One of the more interesting things I get to do as leader of the SGA Plan prom!

Oh. That’s Joy. Well, honestly, I’m actually pretty proud of the work. It motivates me to go, since I’m throwing the whole thing together. You got a date yet? Um, working on that part. I want to ask Sophia Choi. Uh, I just don’t think she knows I exist. Like the plot of an 80’s teen comedy? Yeah, uh huh. Who are you taking, big man?

It’s great. What is wrong with me? It’s not like Clyde and Gil are geniuses. Why can’t I crack this code?

Hey. Baby asleep? Yeah. I, uh, I put a bottle in the fridge. I don’t know when I’ll be home. Tonight. Well, I’m sure Nicole will appreciate your being there. I’m sure. It’s just work, Sloane. It’s part of my job. I won’t wait up.

I love you.

Melinda, I need you to get over here, quick. And I appreciate your continued discretion, Dr. Rolf. You have all the samples then? Good, good. Now how long will the test take to complete? I’m afraid that patience is not one of my strong suits, Doctor, but you already knew that. I want those DNA results as soon as possible!

Is everything okay?

Like sand through the hourglass, so are the days of our lives.

I’m sorry you had to hear that. And what exactly was I hearing? A rather indelicate display of Of indignant anger. Fair enough. Over DNA results? I just wanted to get some evidence process for a case. Well, I thought you had people to manage that so that you could focus on the case. If I’m being honest, I would prefer to focus on you.

Hey, listen, I’m worried that you’re going to burn out. You already have one job that’s overwhelming enough, but you are juggling two. I thrive on chaos. We’ve discussed this. Oh, maybe you think you do, but I’m not so sure. I’ll convince you. Give it time. By the way, Did you see the article on the map? I did.

Hmm. Your, uh, tip to Chad, uh, really got some serious reactions. Hmm. For a minute there I thought you were going to say clicks. Well, the news certainly made a lot of people very unhappy. I’ve heard that there’s, uh, serious talk of a possible resignation. Please tell me you are not going to add mayor to your current list of job titles, EJ?

If I get the call, who am I to deny the people what they want? And it’s not like I haven’t done it before. Oh, no, that is the worst possible answer. EJ. Oh. Hey, guys. Hi, wow. Yes, I know that aroma. That is chef’s special tea blend. You got it. I thought you were a coffee drinker. Yeah, well, it’s, uh, it’s not for me, actually.

Chanel’s just feeling a little bit under the weather. Well, I’m sure that will help whatever ails her. Fingers crossed. Mm hmm. All right. Mm hmm. Well, I should get going because this article is not going to write itself. Mm, well, you will be careful out there. I promise. Good. Mm hmm. And you, no more jobs. Mm hmm.

Yeah, it promises,

Hey, hey, thought you could use a little, pick me up. Ah, you thought, right? Yeah. Thank you. So, any luck? Hmm. Now I’ve gone through all the standard codes, we, the ones I’m familiar with and, and a few that I picked up out in the field and nothing. Nothing. Okay. So what next? Well, I sent the encrypted message, uh.

Encrypted file to an old Navy buddy. Now, it’s just, um, It’s just a waiting game. Who am I taking? No one. Dude, prom’s not really my thing. No, no, do not knock it until you try it, bro. This one’s gonna be different, okay? Like, way better than the last blast thing that’s in all the trophy cases. Wow, that’s quite the bold statement.

Well, it’s true. The difference is what I bring to the table. It is for sure going to be the biggest night of the year. Okay? I put like literally my lifeblood into it. Ah, speaking of blood, I need volunteers for the student blood drive. So what period might you be free? None. Dude, I faint at the sight of blood.

If someone sees that, I risk losing my hard earned street cred. Um, you can pass out cookies and juice then. Oh, come on. Oh, come on! Volunteering is good for the soul, okay? And maybe you could meet new people. It is time, little bird, for you to expand your social circle. It’s time for you to fly, young falcon.

Yeah. Fly! I’m good, man. Seriously, meeting girls right now is not my priority. Damn, I really hope Holly didn’t just ruin the rest of the female species for you.

So, so you’re gonna ask Tate Black to the prom? Why not? He’s cute, he’s hot, and he’s smart. Yeah, yeah he is, but don’t you already have like five guys that have asked you? Closer to ten, but I don’t know, I guess I’m just not feeling any of them. You sure? Because I heard one of them covered your entire front porch with flowers.

Oh my god, my mom loved it. Dad, not so much. Gotta admit, that’s pretty bold. Bold schmold. Besides, there’s something, I don’t know, alluring about Tate. Yeah, that’s one way of describing him. You know what? I’m just gonna make a move and ask him. Why not? And you said that you were totally over him, so you’re okay with it, right?

Yeah, sure. Mm hmm. Not too convincing. So seriously, if you want me to stop, it’s all good. Just say the word. It’s fine. Really, Sophia? It’s good? Okay, cool. Glad we squared that. We’re totally squared. So, now you, is your mom even gonna let you go? I got the feeling she’s been backing off her tyranny vibe a little bit.

Yeah, she has. I mean, she gave me my phone back, so there’s that. And she’s cool with us hanging, but I don’t know, in terms of prom, there’s nobody I really want to take, so probably not. Yeah, but we’d have so much fun. I mean, you really don’t want to go. Thank you for getting here so quickly. Oh, no problem.

And not that I don’t love seeing you, but where is my godson? I’m going through withdrawals. Wow, he’s getting so big. Right? So, lay it on me, how bad is it? Well, it is bad. I already told you about Eric finding out that I was sponsoring Leo’s semi lavish lifestyle. Huh? He put the kibosh on that right quick.

Well, at least your money flow issues are over. Oh no, that is the least of my concerns. Well, what else? After Leo got the Dear John letter from Dimitri, he got stupid wasted, and uh, he tried to extort EJ. I’m, I’m sorry, he, he did what? He also told him about the baby switch. Holy, uh. Yep. This is, uh. A nightmare.

I know.

I’m just curious, man. At one point, you’re super interested, and then boom? Just go sideways. Holly made a mistake. There’s nothing more to say. Nobody ruined anybody. Well, and then she didn’t say anything to correct the mistake for, like, a long, long time. Bro, she was in a coma. I understand, but I’m talking about after all that.

I mean, dude, what do you want me to say here? We all make bad choices. I’m not gonna be a guy that just holds a grudge. Besides, Holly and I have talked it out. I don’t know. I don’t know. The fact that you even give her the time of day is like Because I’m not a jerk. Not a jerk? I think you just nailed your yearbook superlative.

Your football game, on the other hand, that is not so super. Go.

Got a lot of work to do, Mr. Black. A lot of work to do.

Oh, wow, I didn’t realize how late it was getting. I should bounce. Uh, I’ll come with.

Where did Ava go? Did she like, go AWOL? I guess we just leave some trash. Oh, I only have plastic, sorry. No worries, I got you. Thanks. Hey! On our way out, we have to stop by that vintage shop on 3rd. They have this incredible collection of retro prom dresses. Uh, yeah, I’m gonna have to pass. Sorry, I really should keep working.

Oh, come on! That paper will be there when you get back. You need a mental pit stop, a blessed respite. Okay? It’ll be fun! And we can catwalk around the store, work it like Kendall and Gigi. Yeah, I am, okay. You know you want to! Bye! 30 minutes tops, though. Okay, not even. Yes, I see the notes. Please proceed with the preview for Q3.

I need those on my calendar by the end of the week. No half measures, Rita. Now, in terms of the Titan stock, I want you to monitor and push through the buy order when it hits my price point. Yes, max out the order. And text me if anything unusual happens. Okay? How’s Chanel feeling? Uh, actually, that’s what I wanted to talk to you about.


Dad, I need a favor.

Okay, okay, I think you’re right. We just wait and we see what your contact can do. And in the meantime, Just keep things status quo. Status quo? Status quo is me losing my mind because I can’t decipher this thing. If we can’t decipher this, this is useless. Okay, okay, I know, I know, alright? But look, isn’t having it the most important thing?

If we’re smart, yeah, and we use this bait. Okay, okay, then try not to stress so much. I, I’m gonna stop stressing when Clyde’s back in custody, making sure that guy never escapes again. Okay. All right, look, why don’t we just stop talking about this until we hear from everybody, okay? All right? Maybe we just need to focus on each other.

Go ahead, pick it up.


Have I missed you? Shockingly, no. The book? No, I haven’t found it. Yeah, and I’ve searched the place twice. Yeah, I did look there. Yeah, you know, now that the restaurant has reopened, it’s getting a lot trickier rummaging around without arousing suspicion.

Okay, well, unless you can come up with the place you want me to look next, you’re just gonna have to wait until I can find it.

Yeah, Clyde, I hear ya. I hear ya loud and clear. Alright, so once I do find it, what comes next? A favor,

of course. Anything for my son.

Okay, Chanel and I haven’t told anyone this, okay? She doesn’t even know that I’m telling you, but she’s pregnant.

I’m going to be a grandfather? Possibly, yeah. Possibly. What’s going on, Johnny?

Somebody’s ready for tonight. Hey. Yeah, I also have some snacks for later. You know, I stuffed them in the side of the bag. Oh, smart man. Oh, by the way, the Metro knows our location, so we’re good to go. Great. You hesitated. Did I? What’s up?

Alright, I guess I was just wondering how Sloane was doing because she wasn’t very happy with us last night. We had a fight, which actually led to a very deeper conversation. It was very enlightening. How so? It made me realize that I was making the same mistakes with Sloane that I made with you, and I regret them deeply.

I am in both relationships.

Leo, Leo, Leo, how could he possibly think that this was a good idea? I mean, it’s E. J. DiMera for God’s sake. I know, I know. Exactly what did Leo tell him? Everything. So he knows that I was involved? Because if he does, that’d be very, very bad. I might as well be dead. Look, your name wasn’t mentioned, and if there’s even a hint at your involvement, you know I’ve got your back.

I’m gonna cover for you. It’s the least I can do. Have you had any contact with him? No. Who, EJ? Yeah. Uh, aside from him showing up at my house, demanding I return his child, uh, threatening to arrest me. No, other than that, very little contact. He actually said all of that. Yeah, but then he sort of backed off.

Backed off? Well, once I told him the truth, that Eric is Jude’s biological father.

Oh my god, I Sophia, I’m so sorry I didn’t see you when I threw the ball. Yeah, you sure threw it hard. Yeah, and like way wide of me, dude. Yes, I know. I feel so terrible. Well, you should, because you did see me and Holly. In fact, I saw you catching a look at her right as the ball left your hand. Girl, I didn’t even see him looking at me.

Well, he was. And that’s why the ball landed on my face. And I’m gonna have a shiner for the prom!

What’d he say? He said he’s calling me back in 48 hours and I better have the book by then. And? And I’m supposed to scan the pages and then I’m supposed to send it to some dark web email account and then after that I’m supposed to destroy the book. What? Yeah. And then he’s gonna send me specific instructions on how to do that as well.

So I make sure that I follow his directive. Yeah, but this book is the bait. If there’s no meetup, there’s no chance of hooking him.

I don’t understand. If EJ knows everything now, then how do you still have Jude? Once I mentioned Eric’s name, it was like some switch and EJ just flipped. I mean, at first he was in denial, but then he knew. Deep down? Yeah. He knew. I mean, he still took DNA samples to test anyway. That’ll just confirm everything.

This is a lot to process. It could pan out a lot of different ways. Yeah, prison being one of them. You could lose everything, Sloan. It’s not gonna happen. At least I don’t think it’ll happen. How can you be so sure? I persuaded EJ to keep the information between he and I. Told him it would be in both of our best interest.

Pointed out that, if Nicole knew, it was her and Eric’s baby, both of our respective relationships would be over. And I know that is not something he wants.

Well, um, this conversation took a turn for the deep. Yeah, it seems to be my ways these days. Especially when the stakes are higher. True. Yeah. Either way, I just, I just want to acknowledge the mistakes that I made. And I want to say to you, I’m sorry.

Here, don’t be sorry. We all, we all make mistakes, right? And the whole goal is to move forward and learn from them and, and, and, You know, hope that the next relationship is better and stronger, and we’re trying to do that now, right? Right. Right. And I want you to know that I am pulling for you and Sloane to really get through this.

Oh, yeah, yeah, we will. I mean, I’m too far not to. Yeah. Yeah. So she knows, right, that we’re working together? Yeah, she actually took it much better than I thought she would. That’s how I want it. Yeah, EJ knows, and I was encouraged by his response. Yeah, he’s happy that I’m happy. Which is how it should be.

Yeah, and there’s, see, there’s nothing to worry about, right? Right, I mean, I’m just delivering a story. Intrepid reporters. Colleagues.

And then when Kayla said it was going to be a high risk pregnancy because of the radiation explosion. Which never should have happened. How could Paulina have been so irresponsible? She was just being a mom. Johnny, don’t. The woman needs to be held accountable. Okay, a mother would not have risked exposing anyone to radiation, let alone her own daughter.

She knew the dangers and she didn’t give a damn. I know exactly why she did it, okay? What, because she thought she was doing the right thing? Yes, actually. Oh my god, don’t tell me you are a Paulina Price apologist. Oh, come on, dad. That’s not fair. Obviously, I’m sick about the entire situation, okay?

Especially because I would have found Chanel on my own. It’s not like there was an avalanche. She just, she wandered off and got her foot stuck. She wasn’t even far from where I was. I would have had her back at the cabin just a few minutes later. You know, the worst thing that would have happened was she would have been just a little bit colder.

But now, now,

now, our baby could have serious birth defects. Or worse, might not even make it. And I’m just, I’m just in shock. Okay, I’m just in shock and I don’t, I don’t know, I don’t know what to do. Okay, I’m

Chanel isn’t going through with the pregnancy, is she?

I can’t believe it. I can’t believe it. Clyde has won. Again. No. No. Not by a long shot. He has no idea who he’s dealing with. You know, I have never, ever felt so out of my depth. You can email him, like he asked. Use it to track him. How? We can tag the images. Meaning what? Meaning once Clyde downloads the files from the email, we can trace his IP address and find his location.

Okay, well you make that sound easy. No, no, it’s not easy. But I’ll be damned if I’m gonna let this guy keep running. Speaking of running, I need, I need to run back downstairs because, because Roman took a chance on me by letting me move in and giving me this job. And so I need to show him how diligent and part Not to mention beautiful.

And sexy.

Thank you. Okay. Oh my god, I know where the ice machine is at the pub. Sophia, I am so sorry. Yeah, you said that already. What, what can I do here? Just buy it for a minute. Here, let me look. You know what, it’s really not. You’re kidding. You’re kidding. Don’t even say it. Let me take you To the hospital? Oh. Yeah, that’s, I mean, I was, I was just gonna say home, but, but if you think the hospital’s Oh, my nose.

Oh my gosh. It’s broken, isn’t it? No, hey, it’s huge. You don’t know if it’s broken yet, okay? Well, I can feel it actually getting bigger. Spelling’s supposed to go up before it goes down. Thank you, doctor. It doesn’t matter if it’s broken or close to broken. I’m gonna have a black eye. And nobody’s gonna want to take someone with a hideous looking shiner.

Say that, Sophia. Or I guess you could take me. I mean, you don’t have a date, right? You know, maybe before we go, you, you can put your bag in my car. I’m sorry, what? I’m confused. About what? You had time to go shopping before we did our job before coming here. And I thought you knew what they say about assuming.

They’re hygiene kits. I thought we could pass them out. That is incredibly nice of you, Nicole. Well, you know, maybe you thought the extent of my charity work only involved the soup kitchen. Oh. But. I have a few more tricks up my sleeve. Yeah? Because your ladling is legendary. Second only to my philanthropic ability to throw a tea party.

Oh, a tea. Yeah, I know you do. I remember. Thank you. But, maybe what you don’t know is that my work that I did with the DiMera Foundation was about raising funds for the citizens of Salem. But that work, it You know, it didn’t mean as much to me. It wasn’t as personal. A personal connection, you know? Like this has.

This is genuinely useful. It is. We’re here to tell a story they don’t have a platform to tell. Mm hmm. Exactly. And when I was on the streets? Oh, God. What I wouldn’t give to have a bar of soap and a toothbrush. Wait a minute. Here we go. What do you mean when you’re on the street?

Uh, we, uh, we haven’t made that decision yet. But you must have at least talked about it. Yeah. Yeah, we have. And from what I can tell, Chanel is leaning towards keeping the baby, no matter what. And I’m gonna support her, whatever she decides. Mm hmm. Okay, but what do you want? I want answers. I just, I want answers and that’s why I need to ask you this favor.

Okay, you took care of Holly by getting her in front of the best doctors in the world. And that, that’s what we need from you right now. I, I just want to get Chanel in front of all the experts so that we can figure out what’s going on. Of course. Thank you. And Kayla said that we might not know the extent of the damage until the second trimester, or maybe maybe even later, and by then it could be too late.

Son, I’ve got this. We’ll get you the answers you need, access to the best doctors in the world, but you have to understand there is no magic wand here. I know, I understand that, it’s just it’s the what ifs that are killing me. Of course they are. And by the time you get answers, it might be too late for any decisions to be made.

Dad, please. Look, you and Chanel are young, just starting out. That means you have time on your side. You can have a healthy baby, several of them, but in the future, Johnny, this is just too risky. You can’t have this baby right now.

Dad, there’s no way that I’m going to tell my wife what she can and can’t do with her own body. Johnny, that child is a demure first and foremost. So what? What does that have to do with anything? Alright, calm down. No, no, no, no. I’d really like to know what you meant when you said that that baby is a Demera.

Because I’ll be honest, it sounded just a little twisted. Okay? The Demera bloodline doesn’t guarantee perfect offspring. And I’m a little shocked that I actually have to even point that out to you. That is absolutely not what I was implying. Okay, alright. Well, maybe you should just hold off on your advice for now if it’s going to be about superior genetics.

Okay? It was not about that at all. And it was not my intent to upset you.

Okay, look. Obviously, this is a, uh, difficult subject for both of us to talk about. Dad, I just, I just came to you because I need your help. As my dad. Okay, so that Chanel and I can make the best decisions for our family. You know I will. But I urge you some to think long and hard about the choices in front of you.

About your marriage and what you both need. And that is all I have to say. Well, I just pray that your persuasive argument with EJ worked better than it did with Leo. Leo. Every time I hear his name I want to get mad. Ugh. Then I feel exhausted. Because I am constantly putting out fires. I can’t tell you how many times the truth has been just on the verge of coming out.

And somehow I’ve just kept it together. Yes, you did. And you’re still here. But for how long? I don’t know.

You know, Eric is working with Nicole now. The one that got away. He’s always gonna love her. I mean, yes, I have his baby, but that’s not enough. Melinda, I don’t think anything is ever enough for Eric. I mean, after everything I’ve done for this family, was it worth it?

Beginning to think maybe it wasn’t.

Well, I, I, I did what I, I had to do to survive. Even if I wasn’t proud of it. Nicole, I had no idea you lived in your car. Well, on and off. You know those Misty Circle movies. Barely kept me afloat. Yeah, I mean, I knew you had a rough time, like, growing up, but I didn’t realize how bad. Well, I’m just grateful that I was resilient enough to come out of it with my sanity.

Well, I don’t want to come with my sanity. Anyway, but I’ve been really lucky since then. People have been really nice to me and you are on top of that list. And I have had some great opportunities and have great friends. And I have an amazing daughter. And that’s why I want to pay it forward and pass on the blessings that I was so lucky to receive.

Oh boy. Why are you looking at me like that? Like what? Like I have two heads or something. Come on, I mean, you just impressed me with how much strength and resilience you have.

Yeah, well, we should get to work. Yeah. Yeah. What? What? What? What? Nothing. Nothing? Nothing. It’s just Really? You just feel like you want to say something. It’s just When you think you know everything there is to know about somebody, you still surprise me.

It’s a simple yes or no question, Tate. You know what? Yeah, I think you guys should go. Together. It sounds really fun. Oh, yeah? Mm hmm. Sophia already has a super cute dress picked out. That’s 100 percent fucked. I’m all for it. Okay, then. I’m, I’m down, yeah. Cool. Hey, hey, Aaron. Why don’t you and I go together?

That is, that’s a great idea. Yeah, hell yeah, yeah, let’s, let’s do it. Well, we can double date. I mean, come on people. Best night ever! Oh, hey. Wow, that was fast. I just got Adlai covering for me right now. Oh, man. It’s crazy. It’s crazy how much this little book holds.

How’d you get food on this? Well, it’s sticky. You think that, um, you could have wine on it from being in the bottle where it was hidden? That’s impossible. I mean, that wine bottle is fake. There’s no wine there. Okay, it’s sticky. Okay.

That’s blood.

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Everett works on his laptop at the Brady Pub as Stephanie approaches and joins him. She asks what he’s working on. He tells her it’s the expose’ on the unfortunate exploits of Paulina Price during the Smith Island Snowstorm and then shows her the article.

Paulian sits at home with Abe, telling her about how she, Chanel, and Johnny were waiting on Chanel’s blood test when Kayla came in and announced that Chanel is pregnant. Paulina says if something happens to the baby, she’ll never forgive herself. Abe encourages her not to be so hard on herself. Paulina worries that she made a stupid, impulsive decision to try to save Chanel and now it may have tragic consequences. Abe understands her heart was in the right place. Paulina cries that her heart is broken for what Chanel and Johnny are going through as she breaks down crying, questioning what she has done.

Nicole sits at home and thinks back to being with Eric and Jude in the town square. Chanel and Johnny enter the room. Nicole notes that they were out late and asks if everything is okay. Chanel says it’s been a long day and they are just exhausted. Johnny says goodnight to Nicole and they head back out.

Rafe and Jada come out of the Pub together with food to go. They joke about not eating their fries until they get home. They kiss until Eric approaches and greets them. Jada mentions that they are heading home. Eric thought Jada lived at the Pub but Jada reveals that she just moved in with Rafe. Eric congratulates them. Jada asks about Jude. Eric says he’s great. Rafe asks about Sloan. Eric says she’s been busy. Eric adds that he has to get going and tells them to have fun as he hurries off.

EJ asks Sloan what she means by half right. Sloan responds that it means Jude is Nicole’s baby, but not EJ’s. Sloan declares that Eric is the biological father. EJ calls this not possible. Sloan says she hates it as much as he does, but swears it’s the truth. EJ question why he should believe a lying kidnapper. Sloan asks what she would have to gain from lying about this. Sloan knows it’s a shock but says they both want the same thing; to save their marriages. Sloan warns EJ that if he wants to hang on to Nicole and not have their lives blow up, he has to keep the secret to himself.

Abe continues to encourage Paulina that she did what she needed to do. Paulina complains about having to prove herself and blames her ego as she thought if she saved Chanel, she would be perceived as a hero but now all she feels is terrible guilty and regret. Paulina tells Abe to go ahead and say he told her so. Abe suggests getting her to bed because it’s been a long day and there’s nothing they can do about it right now. Paulina decides she can check in with Chanel, so she’s calling her so she can hear again how sorry she is and how much she loves her.

Johnny and Chanel sit together in the room. Chanel says that was awkward but Johnny says he’s sure Nicole just thought they were tired like they said. Chanel gets a call from Paulina but decides not to answer and asks if that’s mean. Johnny says it’s okay to call her back tomorrow. Chanel says she’s just too confused and tired to talk to her right now. Chanel adds that she can’t even wrap her head around the fact that she’s pregnant. Johnny admits that he was so excited when they first found out, thinking of them as parents and knowing they made a baby together. Johnny says it made him feel so close to her. Chanel says she felt the same before they realized there could be a problem. Chanel adds that she wasn’t even sure she was ready to have a baby this soon and knows that he wasn’t either. Johnny admits he wasn’t, but now it’s happening. Johnny tells Chanel that he loves her so much and the idea of having a baby with her just feels awesome and amazing. Johnny acknowledges that there could be problems which gives them a lot to think about and says they do have options.

EJ tells Sloan that he is appalled at the depths of her deception, especially since she knows there is a DNA test proving Nicole’s baby is his, as he has the results in his safe. Sloan reveals that she switched the results for obvious reasons. EJ can’t believe it and calls it another one of her sickening lies. Sloan wishes it was. EJ refuses to believe her and declares they’ll have to do another DNA test. Sloan agrees to swab Jude and give him Eric’s toothbrush. EJ says he thought she was scum before. Sloan tells him to shut up and says that lashing out is going to get him nowhere. Sloan declares that now that EJ knows the truth, they are on the same team and will have to work together to avert disaster because if Eric and Nicole ever find out they share a child together, that’s it for them and it will be game over.

Stephanie reads Everett’s article on Paulina. They talk about Paulina being unwilling to explain herself. Stephanie suggests waiting a couple hours and reaching out to her again but Everett argues that Paulina has had enough time to respond. Everett asks if that’s okay. Stephanie talks about how she used to do PR for Paulina and she hasn’t used her in awhile but she likes her. Everett says Paulina is great and he understands what she’s saying, but he can’t hold off on publishing and allow another paper to scoop them. Stephanie questions not running it by Chad first. Everett responds that it’s his call since he’s editor-in-chief but notes that Chad actually started the article and asked him to finish it, so he feels pretty certain that he will approve.

Paulina complains of her call to Chanel going to voicemail. Abe suggests she could be sleeping but Paulina worries that Chanel is angry as Hell with her. Abe encourages that Chanel and Johnny are just trying to process everything. Paulina continues to blame herself. Abe says what’s done is done, so all they can do is be there for Chanel and Johnny and pray for the best. Abe encourages Paulina to rest. Paulina decides she will go take a bath. Abe tells her that he loves her. Paulina remarks that she’s glad someone does because right now, she doesn’t feel very lovable.

Chanel assumes Johnny is talking about options like terminating the pregnancy. Johnny assures that he would love nothing more than to have lots of babies with her, but the radiation issue complicates things and they don’t even know what the risks are. Chanel adds that Kayla said they might not know until after the baby is born. Johnny says that complicates things even more. Chanel tells Johnny that she loves him so much and she wishes they could just be happy. Johnny hugs Chanel as she cries.

EJ goes home to the DiMera Mansion and pours a drink. Nicole comes in behind him and asks if everything is okay.

Chanel talks to Johnny about one of her favorite customers at the Bakery who has down syndrome. Chanel wants to hire her as soon as she’s old enough. Chanel says her family has probably had to make sacrifices for her, but she’s sure that can’t outweigh the joy that she has brought to their lives. Chanel declares that even with this radiation scare and even if something could be wrong with their baby, her feeling right now is “so what?”. Chanel adds that maybe their baby will be imperfect but everyone is. Chanel feels as long as the baby has them to love and care for them, it will still be a blessing. Johnny agrees as they hug.

Rafe and Jada go home together. Jada says she’s already loving sharing the space with him so much. Rafe encourages that it’s her home now too. Jada talks about how lucky they are to be so happy and in love. Rafe says he’s so grateful and he’s not taking it for granted. Rafe asks what Jada is thinking. Jada brings up when they ran in to Eric earlier and says he seemed so unhappy and down. Rafe agrees. Jada calls it strange because she knows how thrilled Eric was to be a dad. Jada suggests maybe Eric and Sloan are just having problems. Rafe says that would be his guess as Sloan seems like an extremely difficult woman to deal with. Jada hopes everything works out for Eric as she and Rafe kiss.

Eric goes home where Sloan greets him and asks if he talked to Leo. Eric responds that he was wasted and could barely stand up but they had a conversation. Sloan asks if Leo had anything to say about his accusation. Eric says that Leo passed out and by the end of it, he kind of felt sorry for him.

Nicole notes that EJ seems rattled. EJ claims it was just a long day at the office where he had to deal with unexpected issues. EJ assumes Nicole also had a long day since she’s still up and working so he suggests they just go to bed. Nicole stops him and says there’s something she has to tell him that she should’ve told him before. Nicole reminds EJ that of the article on the homeless that Chad assigned her to. EJ recalls feeling better knowing that Nicole wouldn’t be alone as she would have her with photographer with her. Nicole then reveals that the photographer is Eric.

Abe sees the article on Paulina and immediately pulls out his phone to call Stephanie. Abe asks if she’s seen the article. Stephanie confirms that she just read it and she tried to call Paulina to warn her but it went straight to voicemail. Abe asks what to do about damage control. Stephanie says there’s not much since it’s already out there, but notes that it would help if Paulina did put out a statement. Stephanie asks where Paulina is and why she isn’t calling her about this. Abe says she’s taking a bath and hasn’t seen the article. Abe asks if this scandal is going to hurt Paulina’s political career. Stephanie responds that she hopes not, but time will tell.

Johnny tells Chanel that she has the biggest heart of anyone he’s ever known and that’s one of the many reasons he fell in love with her. Johnny agrees with her that any new life is a blessing and he thinks they will totally nail parenting. Chanel worries about not being mom material but Johnny disagrees. Johnny points out that Chanel owns her own business and goes to work every day. Johnny feels if anyone is irresponsible or immature it’s him, since his only job title is trust fund baby. Chanel insists that he is mature and has great work ethic. Chanel says he just has to find his calling as he has so many talents. Johnny thanks her and decides maybe it is time to find his calling and grow up fast.

Nicole tells EJ that she will quit the job at the Spectator if he wants. EJ tells her it’s fine and he’s not uncomfortable with her and Eric working together as long as she’s okay with it. Nicole assures that she is and it doesn’t bother her. Nicole says it’s just business and she knows that she and Eric have a bond but that’s in the past. Nicole insists that EJ is her present and her future as they kiss.

Rafe and Jada talk about the art decoration in his house. Jada points out on which Rafe says was Jordan’s that she wanted him to have. Jada suggests putting it in the closet now which Rafe says is fine with him. Jada then hangs her own painting in it’s place which they agree is better. Jada brings up that Rafe’s never told her much about Jordan or their relationship. Rafe responds that she was Clyde Weston’s daughter and certifiably insane. Jada guesses it didn’t end well which Rafe confirms. They joke about knowing how to pick them. Rafe says they have improved immensely as they kiss.

Everett asks Stephanie if there’s a conflict of interest if she takes on Paulina as a client when she works for the Spectator. Stephanie asks if he’s saying she has to choose. Everett clarifies that he doesn’t want her to leave the Spectator and he’s fine with it. Stephanie assures that she’s a professional and won’t cross any boundaries. Everett apologizes if he put her on the defensive. Everett thinks they’ve been talking too much about work stuff and calls it exhausting. Everett asks how she’d feel about doing something fun and not work related together. Everett then asks if it’s too soon. Stephanie says it depends on what kind of fun they are talking about. Everett knows they need to take this slow if there even is a “this”. Everett adds that he doesn’t blame her for being cautious or guarded with him since he doesn’t want to pressure her in any way. Stephanie admits it’s been really confusing for her with everything that has happened. Stephanie guesses she’s just feeling a bit self-protective right now. Everett says she should be and he totally gets that. Everett says they can be whatever she wants, friends or something more, but if she’s not ready, he totally understands. Stephanie says that sounds fine and jokes that she is partial to fun. Stephanie asks what he had in mind. Everett brings up how they used to play pickleball in Seattle. Stephanie agrees that was really fun and jokes that she usually kicked his butt. Everett asks if she wants to give it a go, so Stephanie agrees to head to the courts on the other side of the park. Everett then receives an e-mail with the final divorce documents of he and Jada. He opens the e-mail and sees his Robert Stein signature which seems to trigger a change in him.

Paulina returns from her bath and tells Abe that it really did the trick and she feels somewhat relaxed. Paulina says she thought about what Abe said and agrees that Chanel was probably just asleep so she won’t read any more in to her not answering her call. Paulina says she will just have faith that everything will be alright. Paulina talks about how they all love each other but notes Abe being distracted and asks what’s wrong. Abe hates to be the one to show her this as he presents the article on her, titled “Rogue Radioactive Mayor”.

Chanel listens to Paulina’s voicemail, saying she’s sorry to call late but she feels terrible and hates that she caused her to be sick or put her pregnancy in jeopardy. Chanel worries that she sounds upset. Chanel calls it complicated because she loves her mom and hates that she’s so miserable, but she can’t deal with the drama tonight. Johnny assures that Paulina will understand and says Chanel needs to start thinking about herself and their baby. Johnny adds that he’s there for whatever she needs. Johnny prays that they receive reassuring news from the doctor, but even if they don’t, they will handle that together.

Eric tells Sloan that he hates what Leo did to her but questions why she didn’t come to him about it. Sloan apologizes and agrees it was wrong. Eric decides no more secrets which Sloan promises as they hug.

EJ asks Nicole if Holly went to bed already. Nicole confirms that she did as she had a rough night being overwhelmed with school work. EJ is sorry she’s struggling but thinks it’s important that she not overdo it. EJ adds that it’s just as important that Nicole not overdo it either since she’s a working woman. Nicole jokes that the same applies to him so EJ suggests they both not overdo it and think about a vacation. Nicole calls that a lovely idea but says they should wait since she just started a new job and they should probably wait until Holly is out of school. Nicole then points out they are the only ones here since everyone went to sleep, so they kiss.

Jada talks about how she didn’t have much wall space to hang anything at her old place, but now it’s really starting to feel like home as she kisses Rafe. Jada gets the alert on phone with the divorce papers. Jada exclaims that it’s finally over. Rafe calls that amazing news and reveals he got her favorite champagne to celebrate. They toast to their beautiful future and their great fortune in finding each other. Jada calls it kind of ironic that she’s celebrating her divorce more than she did her marriage to Bobby. Jada recalls falling for him quickly but he turned cold and distant, like someone flipped a switch. Jada says now she’s incredibly relieved to not have to worry about him, declaring she’s finally free from him. Rafe says he is incredibly relieved because he loves her. Jada calls him her one and only as they kiss onto the bed.

Stephanie asks Everett for his pickleball availability but Everett shuts his laptop and asks to figure it out later since he has a deadline for another story. Stephanie tells him to call her when he has schedule figured out then. Everett says he will and says he will see her later. Stephanie asks if everything is alright. Everett says he is but if he doesn’t get to writing, he’ll get grouchy, so Stephanie agrees to exit. After Stephanie leaves, a woman goes to the bar. Everett approaches her and asks if she’s drinking alone. She says she’s just having a beer after work. He offers to join her so she tells him to have a seat. He then introduces himself as “Bobby” while the woman says her name is Alana.

Abe informs Paulina that he just spoke with Stephanie, who is going to come up with a statement to explain. Paulina says the article is just telling it like it is and she was clearly in the wrong. Paulina declares that it’s way past time that she face the music.

Johnny tells Chanel that they have a lot to think about it and be happy about. Chanel adds a lot to be worried about too. Johnny assures they will face those worries with strength and love, but for now he thinks they should just close out the rest of the world for tonight. Chanel agrees as they kiss. Chanel tells Johnny that she’s so grateful for him. Johnny says the same.

Nicole tells EJ that maybe they’ve been taking each other for granted lately. EJ says he would never. Nicole says they do talk a lot to each other, eat meals and watch TV together along with discussing their kids and people who drive them nuts. Nicole feels they haven’t done nearly enough of this as they kiss. EJ and Nicole then head upstairs together.

Eric tells Sloan that they are good now, no more secrets. Sloan agrees and says they will be open and honest about everything as they kiss.

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There she is.

Oh, my goodness. Here they are. My darling. Hi. Hi, Mom. Constantine. So nice to see you all. Hello, Angel. Oh, my angel. I was late. Uh, no, not at all. I’m just waiting for Justin’s call. Speaking of. Hello, Justin. Good morning. Um, yeah. Yeah. So when will we all gather? That’d be great. Mm hmm. Okay. Thank you. Talk soon.


So, um Victor’s will has finally cleared probate And his estate will be Distributed according to its terms. Well, that is excellent news Well, it’s definitely a relief to have it resolved Finally, I’m sure. Oh my goodness! He’s already hurt as well. And he must be over the moon. Rejoicing in us as we speak.


Hmm? Uh,

Hey, Justin. I’m good, thanks.

Probit’s been completed. Okay.

Oh, wow, um, Yeah, no, I, I, I knew it was gonna be a lot, I just Okay, I will wait to hear from you. Well

Victor’s estate. It’s worth more than I even imagined. As is my inheritance, obviously. Oh, my God. That is, that’s such great news. I am, I’m so happy for you. Oh, my. Wow. We’re going to be set for life. I mean, you’re going to be set for life.

Morning, Kristen. There you are. Is, uh, is Rachel ready to go? Oh, well let’s hope so. She’s upstairs changing her outfit for the third time. I’m not sure who she’s trying to impress. Hold on. Hey, Rachel! Rachel, your daddy’s here! Hurry up, or you’re gonna be late! Oh my goodness! Here they are! My darlings! Hi! Hi, Mom.

Constantine. So nice to see you. If you don’t wanna wait, uh, I can have Harold take her, or one of the drivers. No, no, no, no. I, I, I wanna take her to school. Okay. Well, in that case, uh, why don’t you join me for some coffee? Uh, Rachel, uh, she had a blast at the aquarium. Yesterday and uh, she really loved having her daddy there too.

Yeah, it was uh, it was fun. It was fun. I mean, I would love to be able to spend more time with her if I could. Of course you would. Of course you would and I know Rachel wishes that too. And Brady, you know, it’s certainly in the realm of possibility.

Little early for visitors, isn’t it? Top of the morning, who goes there? It’s Steve.

Hey John. I asked Steve to come by. Yeah, why’s that? What’s going on? Because we have a plan. And I think it’s time that we let Steve in on it.

Like sand through the hourglass, so are the days of our lives. It’s

not necessary, Doc. We got everything under control here. Constantine is a dangerous man, and I want you to have backup. Now I know there is some Tension between you and Steve right now. But that’s exactly what Constantine wants. So are you going to let him drive a wedge between you after 40 years of friendship?

Listen, John. I don’t blame you for hating what I did. I hate it too. And I’m willing to do whatever it takes to make up for it. So will you please tell me what’s going on with you and Constantine?

Don’t do that. What? What did I do? Don’t, don’t tell me that it’s within the realm of possibility for me to spend more time with our daughter. Well Brady, it’s true. It’s true what? What? If, if what? If I just forget about her? The fact that you, you know, have put me through hell all those years and we just kiss and make up.

Oh, if I forget about the fact that you used our daughter as a way to get back at me for acting sanely from your insanity. Okay, Brady, you know, I am so sorry that you can’t let go of your resentment of me. The way I feel about you goes way beyond resentment, but let’s not do this. I don’t want Rachel to come down here and see us fighting again.

Can we stop? We can stop. I will let go of the subject of us. Good. So.

Oh, Rachel, um, said that she got me a, uh, a gift, a souvenir from the aquarium. She, uh, she did, she did. I actually have it. Um, it is a very nice keychain. Oh, that is so sweet. I’m going to treasure that. I hope it wasn’t too expensive, assuming that you paid for it. I, I, I paid for it. I did. Funny thing is, it’s just Rachel wants to pay me back when she gets her allowance.

Well, I will make sure she does. And, um, speaking of money, I just wanted to let you know that I won’t be hitting you up for child support after this month. I know that you were left out of your grandfather’s will. Mm hmm. Chris and I will continue to make those payments because I can’t pay you back. And I’ll continue to accept the visitation scraps that you’re willing to give me.

Because I know sooner or later you’re going to screw up, like you always do. And I will regain full custody of my daughter. Oh, Alex, I am so happy for you. I mean, I know that you were, you were expecting a really large inheritance, but this is, this is exceeding your expectations. Yeah, yeah, yeah, it is. Wow.

Amazing. You know what? I know that we’re due at Titan, but I think I think we need to celebrate. Yeah, you think so? I think we need to as well. In fact, I’m gonna take the day off, and I’m giving you the day off too. Yeah, well, you don’t need to work today or ever again for that matter, Mr. Heir to the Fortune.

Question is, what the hell am I gonna do with the fortune? I mean, obviously, besides buy myself a mansion. A yacht. A private plane and tickets to outer space. Well, you could donate it to charitable causes. I’m kidding, of course I’m gonna do that. I have a few other ideas what I’m gonna do with it as well.

I bet you do.

I’m sure Alex is very pleased with his inheritance. But as for me, How about it? For sake at all, just to have Victor back. Of course you would, Maggie. Because you’re not a greedy mercenary person. I’ve been very fortunate. I have more money than I could ever need, which is why I intend to share my wealth.

As I’m sure Victor expected I would. What do you mean? Oh, it’s a decision I made long ago. That if Victor was predeceasing me That I would become a philanthropist. I would donate the bulk of my inheritance to all worthy causes


Turned me back into the pawn What? When? And how? When we were back in Caracas, you remember Megan Hathaway? She used a card to brainwash us. How do you know that? It, uh, it came to me in a memory. And what turns out, Constantine has that same card. Well, how did he get it? I have no idea how he got it. I have no idea how he knew how to use it.

All I know is the night that he lured me to the park pretending to be a new client, that’s when he pulled it out on me. My God, John, why didn’t you tell me any of this before? I didn’t remember anything until it happened again just the other day. And

right when he pulled that card out on me, and he dropped me back into the pond for the second time, that’s when Doc unexpectedly showed up, so all he could do was quickly pull me out of it. That’s when Doc and I kind of figured out something was going on. I asked John what he remembered about the conversation with Constantine, but He didn’t remember it.

So I knew that he had lost time. She knew something was happening. But she also knew that there was a way for me to fight back.

Fight. This is cause for a celebration. And I, I don’t know a better way to celebrate than with a little caviar and champagne, which I’m gonna go get right now. Wait a second. You can’t have champagne. But you can, and I can have sparkling cider. Okay, then I will get some sparkling cider as well. Okay. I’ll be back soon.

Show those flutes. Yes, show the flutes, I will. Thanks, baby. They say the best things in life are free, but I just happen to be shallow enough to like a few things that aren’t. So, Mr. Alex Kyriakos, heir to the massive fortune, we’re gonna do a lot more than drink bubbly to celebrate. Right. Mom. I am so proud of you, but not at all surprised that you’d be so generous.

Well, don’t give me too much credit. I obviously have been very fortunate not to need any more money than I already have. So, Justin is going to significantly up my charitable donation and underwrite several social programs. Very generous, as Sarah said. Baby. You know, I still feel terrible that Victor He split all of his assets just between Alex and me.

While everyone else was, for whatever reason, I can’t even begin to fathom what’s left out of his revised will. I mean, I want to respect his wishes, but I also think that it’s right that I should share a significant portion of my wealth with his other heirs. Like Beau and Phillip and Brady and, you know, Xander and Justin.

Maggie, no! You, you can’t do that.

Well, thank God you figured that out. But you’re going to fight back? How? And how can you two be sure that Constantine turned John into the pawn a second time? You want to take this one, Doc?

On the night that Constantine put John in a trance, he was still not himself when we got home. He seemed to be in a fog. Distracted. Anxious. John, come sit down. Sit down, right now, sit down. Right here, with me.

Lean back. I want you to be aware of your breathing. Take deep breaths. Go ahead. Easy, just easy, deep breaths. That’s good. Okay, let yourself go. Start to feel yourself relaxing. With every breath you take, double your relaxation. That’s good. Let it all go. Let everything go. Back to your breathing. Deep breath.

You’ll hear me. You’ll remember everything we talked about. Okay. You’ve done this before. Now when you feel that you’re ready, just gently raise your hand.

Breathing. Keep breathing. You’re doing fine. Good. Okay. Let it go. You’re there. You’re there. I want you to think back to earlier.

I want you to tell me what happened with Constantine.

And possibly, because it happened so recently, the Hitlerism was effective. And I was able to take John back into the room with Constantine from before I came in and Oh, God. I can see everything. I remember everything. That’s good, that’s good. Easy, easy. Easy. You’re doing fine. Tell me what happened.


He produced a red pagoda card.

He waved it in front of my face and I, I just lost, I lost all control.

And then all I could, all I could do was Just listen to his voice as he started talking about Maggie. What’d he say about Maggie? What’d he want you to do? He told me that my mission was to steal the signed pre nap that he and Maggie had out of the Kiriaka safe. Son of a bitch. I knew it was only a matter of time till he would try to take control of it again.

The question was, when was that going to happen? So we’re prepared.

What I meant to say was Was, was, was what? That Maggie should donate her entire inheritance to you, Constantine? Don’t be ridiculous. I signed the prenup. Not a penny will be mine. I, I, I just don’t think that Maggie should part with her entire inheritance without giving it a lot of thought. I have given it a lot of thought, Constantine.

Mom? For years. I mean, in fact, even before Victor died. I thought, what will I do with this inheritance if I survive him? Regardless of any of that, Who exactly are you to weigh in on Maggie’s decision, Constantine? I mean You’re not related to her. You’re just some Johnny come lately in her life. She’s only marrying as a bloody favor so you don’t have to leave Salem.

Sanders! I’m sorry, Sarah. I’m not gonna stay quiet about this one. This guy has the nerve to tell Maggie not to give her money away after she’s just finished explaining that it’s her heart’s desire. And we all know it’s a noble heart’s desire. thing to do, especially since you’re already a very wealthy woman.

Who the hell is he to criticize a decision? Hello Constantine. Explain why you said what you did. Please, I need to know. So defend yourself. Explain yourself.

God, what the hell is taking him so long?

Oh, hello there. Oh, Alex, I am so happy to see you. I am even happy to see you. Tell Rachel that I’ll be waiting for her in the car. Oh, I’ll tell her. Damn, you are looking sexy. Thank you,

So you say you prepared. We began preparing John to resist the power of the card. To be honest with you, we weren’t sure it was even possible at first. Look, we’re aware that there are great advances in deprogramming techniques. You’re, you’re both aware that they’ve been very effective in Harris’s case.

So I contacted my colleagues over at Bayview and um, with their help, we’re hoping the same techniques Can work for John. So, Doc and I, we, we tried those techniques on me. Right here. You’re doing great. You’re doing great. Continue breathing.

Continue relaxing. You’re doing great.

All right. I want you to listen to me right now. I’m gonna tell you something important.

Whenever you Are confronted or approached with a pawn card. You will have a mantra. You can repeat it to yourself.

The mantra is a positive presence defeats a negative past. A positive presence defeats a negative past. Past. Past. Past. And then last night, Maggie called us over to tell us about her engagement to Constantine. But of course, we already knew about that from the groom to be, but we really acted surprised.

And then Maggie got called away on a meeting, Doug left as well, and that left Constantine and I alone. Unpredictably enough. He pulled out that card and ordered me to steal that prenup.

So what happened? Did you get it? Oh yeah.

So I handed over the prenup to Constantine and he looked it over.

So then he took out a lighter. Set the print up on fire and he burned it in a trash can.

That is all she wrote. So your technique didn’t work.

To the contrary.

Thank you, Maggie, for allowing me to defend myself. Oh, so to speak it is. Sand here.

I love what a big heart you have, Maggie. I apologize for overstepping. I respect and admire your the nobility of your plan to donate your fortune in the most honorable of ways. Well, thank you, Constantine. For clarifying your reaction.

Oh, sorry. I’ll take care of him. Oh, no, no. Please let me. Any minute, I will take care of you. My little angel here. Well, it is time for my walk. I shall be leaving as well. At the risk of repeating myself, Maggie, I just want to say how proud I am of you. Thank you.

Man, who’s going to take you to the garden? Come on.

Like hell he’s proud. I mean, my God, how can your mum not see through that greedy son of a bitch? Shh. Well, it was only obvious to me that he was horrified at her plan to give away her money. No. No. It was obvious to me too. Pretty thrown by it. Thrown? I was more than thrown. I was appalled. And then, well, Maggie gives him the opportunity to defend himself.

And he trots out some lame half assed apology and everything’s fine. He’s a grown man, Sarah. A dangerous one at that. You heard my mom. He is not gonna get a dime from her. I mean, there’s a prenup for one thing. Still. Still what? I don’t think that’s gonna stop him. Baby, come on. He signed a legal document that stipulates he will not get anything from my mom.

Nothing. How is that not going to stop him? I don’t know. I just have a very bad feeling about this. Chill the flutes.

Did you forget your key? Hi.

Oh, hi, Brady. I, look, I, I, I should have called. I’m sorry. I wanted to talk to you and I was driving by and I was just hoping that you might be alone and at home. Well, I’m not going to be alone for long because, um, Alex is actually due back any minute now. Um, I wouldn’t hold my breath on that, actually. What?

Um, may I? Looks like you’re celebrating something. Yeah, um, the champagne is gonna be for Alex, of course. He just found out that his inheritance has come through. Ah, yeah, that’s, that’s, that’s great. Good for him. Not so good for you, though. I know. It’s really unfair that, um, Victor left everything to Maggie and Alex.

Yeah, I try not to think about that. Anyway, that’s not what I wanted to talk about. Okay. What, what is, what is it? Therese, I, uh, look, I just, I just came from the DiMera mansion and Alex, uh, He showed up and he and Kristen are hanging out.

Really? Really. I don’t know. He just waltzed right in like he owned the joint and just walked right up to her. A little bit of a fat sloppy kiss on her. Right in front of me, actually. I see. Well, you didn’t come home the other night. And, uh, given what you’ve just witnessed, they They’re obviously sleeping together.

Obviously, yes. And that doesn’t upset you? No. No. I’m over her. I mean, I The only reason I give her the time of day is because we share a daughter. Okay? Couldn’t care less. Are you upset? Me? Are you upset that Alex and Kristen are currently, uh, an item. Yeah, I am, actually. I mean, I broke up with him, so really I’m to blame, but God, this might have just been the biggest mistake of my life.

One of the biggest, anyway.

Oh my God, Alex, that was, uh, some performance. Have you ever thought of trying your hand in acting? That wasn’t acting, Kristen. Anyway, the reason why I’m here is to ravish me. Actually, I told Theresa that I was going to run out and grab a nice bottle of champagne to celebrate being the new heir to a rather large fortune.

And then it dawned on me that the best thing Champagne is undoubtedly in the DiMera wine cellar, which I will pay for, of course. Oh, don’t worry about it. I’ll go fetch you a bottle. Oh, Well, but, you know, before you go, though, it also occurred to me that right now, at this moment, I would much rather celebrate like this with you.


look, I, I admit that Constantine’s reaction to my mom wanting to give away her inheritance was a bit off. Off, Sarah. It was more than off. It was outrageous. To you. But not to her, obviously. Um, can we please get off the crass subject of money and just talk about how lucky we are to have each other and our wonderful little girl?

I’m sorry if my grave scene right now made you think that I’m not the one. Extremely grateful to your mom for being so caring and generous with us over the years because I am very grateful And I’m even more grateful to be sharing my life with you Because you Are the love of my life You’re the love of my life So, I mean what you’re you you’re

in love with Alex Is that why you’re sorry you broke up with him? I don’t know if I’m in love with Alex. I’m not even sure if I know what that means. I’ll tell you what I think it means. It usually means when you have a romantic attachment to somebody and they are just incredibly important to you and and it feels like you can’t live without them.

Then yeah, I am. I’m in love with Alex. Sort of, anyway. Sort of. Well, especially because he’s heir to this big fortune now, right? So, okay, sorry, that was cynical. Uncalled for. I’m perfectly aware that you don’t have a mercenary bone in your body and that you’d be perfectly comfortable living in severe austerity.

Who the heck is that? Who’s that, Alex? I guess he did forget his freaking key. Teresa, I I’m out.


So I know this whole thing started, you know, about trying to make Brady and Theresa jealous and all, but Maybe I’m just speaking for myself, but I am thoroughly Enjoying the ride.

I am thoroughly enjoying the ride as well. But, you know, I can’t go any further. You know, it’s just a fun ride. Oh, I know. Because you only have eyes for Brady, right? Well, he is the father of my child. And, um, the And you and Teresa? You only have eyes for her? Yeah, I care about her, yeah. But that doesn’t necessarily stop me from succumbing to your many charms, Miss DiMera.

Oh, Alex. It’s coming with.

How can you say your techniques worked? John, you still sold the prenup and let Constantine burn it. Not yet. Partner, that prenup right there. The one that Constantine burned was a fake that I gave him. Little did he know, I broke into the Kiriaka safe earlier that evening.

I stole the original prenup and I replaced it with a fake, and that is the one that I gave Constantine. And that is the one that he burned.

Brilliant, huh? Yeah. Brilliant.

Here we are. Our little angel is quite calm now. She actually gave me a couple of smiles. Well, that’s because she adores her nana. Oh, I adore her. Her precious girl. Um, mommy, we have to, we have to get going. But, um Before I do, I want to talk to you about Constantine. Okay. Um, well, Xander and I We’re talking, and um, we were just wondering what happens after the wedding.

I mean, I know that it’s a marriage in name only, so he can stay in the country, but then what? Hmm. Well, I’m not sure I know what you mean. I think what Sarah’s trying to say is that we’re concerned on your behalf, Maggie, about how Constantine’s going to support himself. I mean, is he going to get a job? Or is he just going to continue to live here?

Off of you? Forever?

Nice to see you, lady. Mr. Millionaires, what are you doing here? Theresa, I need your help to, uh, to, uh, help me get a, um, a wedding present. Wedding present? Yes. Who’s, who’s getting married? Well, I guess you’re the last to know that Maggie and I are engaged. What? Yes, we are going to be tying the knot, as you say.

Well, I hope I am not disturbing you. You know, Teresa, we can talk about this later, huh? Yeah, sure. I’ll text you later, um, about wedding gift ideas. No, by all means, um, continue your discussion. I was on my way out anyway. Are you sure? I am sure. Okay, thanks for coming by Brady. I’ll talk to you soon. Right.

Well, soon. My God, how do you just show up here with no warnings? I’ll tell you why. Maggie just announced that she’s giving most of her fortune to charitable causes. And to some of Victor’s heirs, including Brady. So what? So what? So, you’re giving me Alex’s half is now only more urgent. Because I need my cut as per our plan.

Yeah, well, I’m not sure that that’s gonna happen. Well, you better make it happen, Teresa. And you better find a way to get Alex back into your bed and keep him there. If not, there will be consequences. I will have to say, this is not a good idea. This is better than going to the gym. Really? Yeah. Really? So you’re telling me that making love to me is better than what?

A few miles on the treadmill? Uh huh. 30 minutes or so on the elliptical? Infinitely better. Wow. High praise. Wow. What are you doing? Are you in the media? No, no, not, not that. But I am thinking I should probably head home. Oh. I told Teresa I was running out to grab champagne and caviar. So, yeah, she texted me a few times.

She’s wondering where I am. Okay. Well, I guess you just have to go. Yeah, I probably should.

Although, um, Although, um, what? I mean, I Could tell her that, you know, It’s taken me a very long time to drive and all this traffic to find them Finest champagne and finest beluga caviar. Uh huh.

I mean, what do you, can I say that? Yeah. I can say that, right? Yeah, you can. Okay. You know what else? What? You can say that. Now, what else do you want to say? I just, I don’t think there’s much of a rush. Well, I don’t think there’s much of a rush either. I hate it.

Well, this is something to celebrate. Yeah. You conned the con. Yeah, but I don’t feel much like celebrating. I wanted to believe that Constantine had forgiven me, but now I, I know that not only did he plan to have his revenge on me, but also we were right all along about his intentions about coming to Salem.

Yeah. He wanted to take everything that Victor had. His money? And Maggie. Now we’re going to have to tell her all about it. Uh huh. All about how he lied about his feelings for her. And his intentions to steal Victor’s inheritance away from her. If she adores him, she’ll be heartbroken. Yeah. Hand loaded for bear.

Knowing Maggie, that bastard won’t know what hit him.

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Hey. Hey, you. Mind if I join you? Not at all.

So, what are you working on? Oh, an exposé on the unfortunate exploits of Mayor Paulina Price. Unfortunate exploits. Uh, you mean during the Smith Island snowstorm? Exactly what I mean. Take a look.

There we were. The three of us waiting for Chanel’s blood test results. Chanel, Johnny, and I. And then Kayla comes in and tells us that Chanel is pregnant. Oh my god. If something happens to that precious baby, I’ll never forgive myself. Paulina, please. Please don’t be so hard on yourself. How can I not be hard on myself?

Oh, Abe, I made a stupid, impulsive decision to try and save my daughter and now what I did, it could have tragic consequences. Oh, Ava, Ava, Ava. Your heart, your heart’s in the right place. And now my heart is just broken. Oh. Well, not only for what Chanel is going through, but what she and Johnny, they’re both going through.

Oh, hey, what have I done? What have I done? Oh, oh, oh. Oh, oh, oh. Oh, oh, oh.

Hey, little guy. What’s going on? Trying to keep me up all night. Hey. Well, uh, maybe he needs his pacifier if he still uses one. Uh, yeah. Let me see if it’s right here. Oh, no. Oh, okay. Well, maybe one of his toys here. Hey, Nicole. Hi, Johnny, Chanel. But, uh, you two were out late, huh? Yeah. Oh boy, is everything okay?

Yeah, uh, we just, um, it’s been a long day and we’re just exhausted. Uh, goodnight. Cool. Good night.

I’m being serious. I dare you not to touch a fry until we make it home. Oh, man. Oh, that’s a tough one. Who am I not to take a dare? Although, shouldn’t this go both ways? Hmm? Yeah, I guess it should. Okay, so whoever caves first and eats a fry will have to let the other one Make the decorating choice tonight.

Oh, okay. Okay. Okay, you’re on. Alright. Yeah.

There it is. Hello. Looks like you’re heading somewhere fun. Uh, yeah, we’re actually heading home. Home? Don’t you live here? Not anymore. I just moved in with Rafe. Ah, well, congratulations. Thank you. Thank you. You’re welcome. Yeah. So, how’s your little boy? Ah, he’s great. Yeah? Yeah. Good, good. And Sloan? Uh, busy.

Yeah. Um, you know what? I gotta get going, so y’all have fun.

Okay. What the hell does that mean, Sloan Hoffright?

It means that Jude is Nicole’s baby. But not yours. Not what? He’s Eric’s. Eric is the biological father. No. No, it’s, it’s, it’s not possible. It can’t be. I hate it as much as you do, EJ, but swear to God it’s the truth. Yeah. And why should I believe a lying kidnapper? What would I have to gain from lying about something like this?

Look, I know this is a shock, okay? But you and I, we want the same thing, right? We both wanna save our marriages, so if you wanna hold on to Nicole and not have our lives blow up, you’ve gotta keep this secret to yourself.

I extends through the hour class. So are the days of our lives.

Sweetheart, you were panicked that Chanel was lost in a blinding snow storm. You did what you needed to do. What I thought I needed to do? To be a hero. Not only to be my daughter’s savior, but to prove to her and the rest of the world that Paulina Price is fearful. Indomitable. She would lay down her life for her child.

But Abe There was also my ego. I thought that if I could save her, I would be perceived as a hero. Like I said, but now all I feel is terrible guilt and regret. Go

on, say it, say it. I told you so. I deserve to hear that. You’re not gonna hear it from me. Come on. Let’s get you to bed. It’s been a long day and there’s nothing we can do about it right now.

I can check in with my baby. Mm hmm. That’s what I can do. I’m calling Chanel so she can hear again how, how sorry I am and just how very much I love her. Oh, that was awkward, huh? No, I’m sure Nicole just thought we were tired, like we said.

Ugh, it’s Mama. Not answering. Is that, is that mean? No. It’s okay. We’ll call her back tomorrow. Yeah. I feel bad. It’s just, I know that she’s hurting right now, but I’m just too tired and too confused to talk to her right now. She’s gonna understand. I can’t even wrap my head around the fact that I’m pregnant.

Yeah. Yeah, I mean, me neither, but, but when I first found out, God, I was so, so excited. You know, just, just picturing us as, as parents. Just knowing that we made a baby together. Just makes me feel so close to you, you know? I feel that way too. So excited after Kayla broke the news to us. Yeah. Before we realized there could be a problem.

I, Johnny, I wasn’t even sure that I was ready to have a baby this soon. And, and I know that you weren’t either. You’re right. I wasn’t. But now that it’s happening, I mean, I, Chanel, I love you so much. And the idea of having a baby with you, it just feels awesome and amazing. And just. Picturing you holding our baby.

What? The fact that there could be problems. It gives us a lot to think about. And we, we do have options, you know?

I must say I am appalled at the depths of your deception. Especially since you know damn well there is a DNA test proving that Nicole’s baby is mine. I have the results in my safe, in fact. I switched the results.

You what? I switched the results for obvious reasons. No. No, no, no, no. You couldn’t have. This is just another one of your sickening lies. How I wish it were. Well, I don’t believe you. So we’ll just have to do another DNA test, won’t we? Great. Go for it. I’ll swab the baby and I’ll give you Eric’s toothbrush.

Wow. You know, I thought you were scum before. Oh, shut up! You know, lashing out at me is gonna get you nowhere, EJ. You know, now that you know the truth, you and I, we’re on the same team. We’re gonna have to work together to avert disaster. Because if Eric and Nicole ever find out that they’re sharing a child, that’s it for us.

Game over. Get it?

Mayor Price claims her actions were justified because she believed her daughter was in danger. Did she refuse to elaborate further? Yeah, Chad called her. She blew him off. It’s not like her to rebuff the press. I know. And it seems like a huge blunder on her part. It seems really obvious that it would be in her best interest to At least try to defend herself.

Tell her side of the story. Maybe we wait a couple hours before we publish. Try to reach out to her again. I, I wish I could do that, but in fairness, she, she’s had ample chance to respond. Are you, is that, are you okay? I used to do PR for Mayor Price, and I happen to like her. She hasn’t used me in a while, but I know, well, I mean, she’s great, and I, I totally understand what you’re saying, but Steph, I can’t hold off on publishing this and allow another paper to scoop us.

Aren’t you gonna run it by Chad first? Well, to be honest with you, it’s my call as the editor in chief. Chad actually started the story and he asked me to finish it, so I feel pretty certain he’ll approve of my decision.

Voicemail? Damn. Well, she’s probably sleeping. Oh, no, Abe. I’m sure my daughter is angry as hell with me right now, and I don’t blame her one bit. Oh, she’s not angry, Paulina. I think that she and Johnny are just trying to process everything. Right. Trying to process that not only is Chanel’s pregnancy at risk, but something may, may go wrong with their baby.

All thanks to me. Oh, Felina, you know, I keep telling you. Don’t make things so hard on yourself. I mean, what’s done is done. And all we can do right now, for Chanel and Johnny, is be there for them. Pray for the best. Yeah. You’re right. Yeah. So right now, why don’t we just table this discussion, get some rest.

Yeah, okay. Yeah, that’s Yeah, that might, that might be best. Oh, that’d be wise. Okay. Um, but you know, first I think I’ll take a hot bath. That usually relaxes me. I love you, Paulina. Well, I’m glad someone does. Cause you know, right now I’m not feeling very lovable.

When you say we have options, I assume you’re talking about. Terminating pregnancy. Chanel, hey, look at me.

I love nothing more than to have a baby with you. Have lots of babies with you. It’s just, because of this radiation issue, it complicates things. Obviously, I mean, we don’t even know what the risks are. Right. And uh, Kayla says that we might not know until after the baby is born. Which complicates things even more.

Oh, Johnny, I love you. I love you so much. And just knowing that I’m carrying our baby, I just Oh, Heather, how I wish we could just be happy. Oh, I wish We could just be happy. DJ?

Honey? Is Is everything okay? One

of my favorite customers, a girl named Felicity. She has Down Syndrome, and she comes in to Sweet Bits every morning. And she watches me knead the dough, make the donuts, the long johns, the eclairs. The eclairs are her favorite. Yeah, yeah. No, I’ve, uh, I’ve seen her in there before. So intently watching you do your thing.

Yeah, intently. Yeah, that’s the word. Yeah, but Johnny, she is just, she’s so sweet. And she says that she wants to be a baker one day and have her own bakery. And so, I’m going to hire her as soon as she’s old enough. And, you know, even though, I don’t know. Our family has probably had to make some sacrifices for her.

I’m sure that that can never outweigh the joy that that sweet girl must bring into their lives. I’m sure it couldn’t.


Even with this radiation scare, And even if Kayla says that there could be something wrong with my life

My feeling right now is So what? Maybe he or she or they might be imperfect But who is it? And I think that as long as They have us to love them and to care for them, and they love us back, then that would still be a blessing. Right? Yeah. Yeah, definitely. Definitely a blessing.

I am already loving this so much. Sharing the space with you. Hey, this is our space, okay? This home, it’s yours now, too. Yes, it is. Yeah. I mean, how lucky are we, huh? To be so happy and so in love. I am so grateful, and I am not taking you for granted. What are you thinking? Just Eric. You know, when we ran into him earlier, he just, I don’t know, he just seemed so unhappy, so down.

Yeah, he did. Yeah. I don’t know, it’s so strange, too, because I know how, like, I know how thrilled he was to be a dad. I don’t know, maybe, maybe he and Sloan are just having, like, marital problems. That’d be my guess. Yeah, she is Seemingly an extremely difficult woman. To put it mildly. Yeah, well. I just hope everything works out with him.


Hey, Vic. Hi. Did you talk to Leo?

Yeah. He was wasted. He could barely stand up, let alone have a conversation. So he didn’t I don’t know. Do you have anything to say about your accusation? Um, well, I kind of responded by passing out. You know, by the end of it, I kind of felt sorry for him.

EJ, you You seem rattled. Oh, no, uh, it was It was just a long day at the office. And I had to deal with some, um, Unexpected issues. And I assume you also had a long day since you’re still up and working. Let’s, come on, let’s go to bed, shall we? EJ, wait, wait.

There’s something I need to tell you.

And I I should have told you this before, but um, Remember, you know, when I told you about the article that Chad assigned me about the homeless of Salem? Yes, and I said I was feeling better after you told me that you wouldn’t be walking the streets alone, that you’d have your photographer with you. Yeah.

Um, but what I didn’t say was that Was that photographer is, uh, Is Eric.

Oh, my God. Oh, my God.

Hello? Stephanie, it’s Abe Carver. Have you seen the Spectator article on Paulina? Yes, I just read it. I tried to call Paulina and warn her, but, um, it went straight to voicemail. Yeah, well, what were we going to do about damage control? At this point, not much. It’s already out there. It would help if Paulina did release a statement explaining why she did what she did.

And where is Paulina? Why isn’t she calling me about this? She’s, she’s taking a bath right now. She hasn’t seen the article. Stephanie. Do you think this scandal is going to hurt her political career? Abe, I hope not, but time will tell.

Chanel, you have the biggest heart of anyone that I have ever known. It’s one of the many reasons that I fell in love with you. And I agree with you. 100%. I think that any new life is a blessing. And I think you and I are totally going to nail this parenting thing. Yeah, well speak for yourself, okay? I happen to be a very immature and self centered and not great mom material.

What? I patently disagree with that. I just got finished telling you what a great big heart you have. Remember that? Mm hmm. Okay, and as far as being irresponsible and immature, Chanel, you own your own successful business. Okay, you show up, you wake up every single day without fail at 4 a. m. to go to work.

If anyone’s irresponsible or immature, it is you. Probably me. I mean, my only job title is trust fund baby. I don’t know. Stop. No, you are so mature. And you have a great work ethic. You just, you have to find your calling. That’s all. You have so many talents, Johnny DeMera. Well, thank you. And with this baby coming, maybe it is time for me to find my calling, as you put it.

And grow up fast.

EJ, listen, um,

I will quit this job at the Spectator if that’s what you want. I mean it. No, no, it’s, it’s, it’s fine. I’m not uncomfortable with you and Eric working together as long as you’re okay with it.

I am. And it doesn’t, it doesn’t bother me. And I’m sure I, I will be assigned a different photographer with my next story. It’s just business. And, and I know that I’ve known him forever. And we have a bond of sort. But that relationship is in the past, EJ. You are my present.

And my future. Yeah. Hmm,

that’s interesting. It doesn’t really look like your taste though. I mean, judging by the other artwork in your house. Yeah, uh, right, um, well, it actually is not. It’s Jordan’s, and uh, I think she got it at an art fair or something. Oh. And she didn’t think to take it with her when you broke up? She wanted me to have it.

Okay. Well, how about you have it in the closet now? Okay? Okay. How about me? Better?

Oh, yeah. Definitely. You know, now that I think about it, you haven’t really told me much about Jordan or your relationship with her. Well, all you need to know is that she was Clyde Weston’s daughter. And she’s certifiably insane. So then I can guess that it didn’t end well for you guys. No, no, it uh, in fact it did not end well at all.

Well, we sure knew how to pick them. Yeah, we did. But the good news is, we have improved immensely in that regard.

Um, so I’m just, I’m just walking this through, but, since you work for the Spectator, is there a conflict of interest issue at all if you take on Paulina as a, as a client again? Are you telling me I have to choose? Between the two, work for Paulina or quit working for you. Woah, woah, woah, woah, woah, woah, woah.

I’m not saying that at all. The last thing I want in the world. It’s for you to leave the spectator. I’m just, uh, I’m flagging it. Well, I appreciate your concern, Everett, but I’m a professional. I can assure you that I won’t cross any boundaries. Of course you won’t. You are the utmost professional. I’m sorry if I, if I put you on the defensive.

I think, uh, I think we’ve been talking too much about, like, work related stuff, right? Yeah, yeah. There has been a lot of that lately. I know. It’s exhausting, isn’t it?

I was thinking How would you feel about doing something Just you and me, um, not work related, maybe fun related. Fun related? Too soon, it’s too soon. I guess it depends on what kind of fun you’re talking about. Yeah, um, look, I know we need to take this slow, if there even is a this. I don’t blame you at all for being cautious with me, for being guarded.

Okay, I don’t want to pressure you at all, in any way. I know that. I mean, it’s been really, really confusing for me. Everything that’s happened.

I guess I’m just, I guess I’m just feeling a bit self protective right now. That’s what you should be. I totally get that. And just so you know, when we do this fun related thing, whatever it is, um, It can be whatever you want it to be. We can be friends, or It can be something more. If you’re not ready, I totally understand.

Yeah. Okay. That sounds fine. Yeah? Mm hmm. And, uh, I am partial to fun, so You are partial to fun. Huh. So what did you have in mind? Well, I was thinking, um, you know, we used to play pickleball in Seattle? Mm hmm. What do you think of that? Mm hmm. Yeah, no, that was, that was really fun. Especially for me, because I usually, uh, kicked your butt.

Oh, wow. Okay. Little bit of an overstatement. Little bit of an overstatement. I, I won that one match, I’m pretty sure. There was that one. Do you want to give this another go? Sure. Let’s do it. Okay. So, there are actually, um, ports on the other side of the park. So Check our calendars? Yeah. Oh,

wow. Oh. You know those, uh, essential bath oils Marlena gave me. Oh, that really did the trick. Oh, and at least now I feel, uh, ooh, somewhat relaxed. Ah, and you know, I thought about what you said, Abe, and, you know, you’re right, you know, it was probably just a sleep, you know, when I got her voicemail, so I will not read any more into that than that, you know, when she didn’t take my calls.

Oh, and I just, you know, I need to stay positive in general, and just have faith that everything will be all right, and, oh, you know. Well, if it turns out otherwise, we’ll just deal with it because we’re tough. We’re resilient. For all we, we all love each other. We all love each other with our respective hearts.

Hey, Abraham. What’s wrong? I hate

to be the one to show you this. A radioactive mayor?

I’m sorry, baby, for calling so late, but I feel just terrible now, sweetheart. I love you so much, and I hate that I’ve caused you to be sad, put your pregnancy in any kind of jeopardy. It’s killing me. In fact, please forgive me. Please call me back.

Mama sounds upset. Yeah, she does. She does. I just, it’s, it’s complicated because I, I love my mom and I hate that she’s so miserable right now, but also I just, I can’t deal with the drama tonight. You think she’ll understand? Yes. Yes, I’m sure she will. And hey, you need to start thinking about yourself, okay?

And This little baby of ours. And I’m here for whatever you need. And, although I hope, and I pray, that we receive reassuring news from the doctor.

Even if we don’t, then we are going to handle that. Together.

Yes. Yes, we will. Okay.

Sloane, I, I hate what Leo did to you. And what I don’t like is that you didn’t come to me about it.

I’m sorry, Eric. It was wrong. It was. No more secrets, alright?

No more secrets. Ever. Promise. Where’s Holly? Did she go to bed already? She did. She had a little bit of a rough night. Just overwhelmed with all the schoolwork she has to catch up on. Oh, I’m sorry that she’s struggling with that. I know. But I think it’s important that she not overdo it. Not put too much pressure on herself.

And I think it’s just as important, by the way, that Holly’s mother not overdo it. You are a working woman now, so I hope you’ll heed that advice, young lady. Uh, excuse me, look who’s talking. Okay, okay. Uh, how about we both not? Overdo it. So, maybe we should think about a vacation. Oh, that sounds like a lovely idea.

But maybe we should wait, since I just started a new job. And we should probably wait for Holly to get out of school. But, you know We’re the only ones here, cause everyone went to bed. So. Yes. Ow! Oh, I’m so sorry, I think you had a horse in my watch. I’m sorry. You

know, I am so happy to finally have these out of stores where I can see them every day. They look great. They do. They do, right? Yeah. You know, when I lived above the pub in my little room, I hardly had any wall space to hang anything. You know, all I could hang was like little pictures with frames. But now, it’s really starting to feel like home.

Yeah. This is my phone. Oh my God. My divorce papers.

It’s over, Rafe. It’s, it’s, it’s finally over! Oh my gosh! It’s great news! Amazing news! Oh my God. By the way, since I knew it was going to happen, I got you your favorite champagne to celebrate. Oh my gosh, that’s so thoughtful of you! I already chilled it. Oh! Hiding it over here. Okay. Yeah. Ah, excuse me. Voila.


Okay. Wow. To

us. To our beautiful future. And to our great good fortune in finding each other. Here, here. You know, it’s kind of ironic that I’m celebrating my divorce more than I even celebrated my marriage to Bobby. I mean, I fell for him hard. I did. I mean, but then really quickly, he just turned really cold and very distant.

I don’t know. It was just like someone like flipped a switch. But now I’m so incredibly relieved. That I do not have to worry about him. I am finally free. I am free from him. Mentally and legally. Yes. And I I’m incredibly relieved.

Because I love you. And I love you. You are my one and only.

Okay, you ready to hear my pickleball availability? Um, can we figure it out later? I have a deadline for another story. Oh, okay. Yeah, just um, call me when you have your schedule figured out then. I will. See you later.

Is everything alright? Fine. But if I don’t get ready, I’ll become very grouchy. Oh, yeah. Well, I definitely want to avoid grouchy you, so, uh, I’m out of here.

Hey there. Hi. Drinking alone? I’m just having a beer after work. You and me both. Mind if I join you?

Sure, have a seat.

My name’s Bobby. Alana.

Well, I just spoke with Stephanie and she’s going to help us come up with a statement. To explain your actions. But, Abe, this article, it’s just, it’s just telling it like it was. I mean, like it is. Clearly I was in the wrong. Irresponsible. Reckless. And it’s way past time that I face the music.

So? We have a lot to think about. A lot to be happy about. To be worried about. Yeah, that too. But, we are going to face those worries. With strength. Hm? And with love. Right.

But for now, I think we should just close out the rest of the world. At least for tonight. Yeah. Yeah? Yeah, let’s do that. Okay.

I am so grateful for you, Johnny.

I’m so grateful for you, my love.

You know what, EJ, I, I think that maybe we’ve been taking each other for granted lately. I never take you for granted. You know what I mean, okay? Listen, Look, we do talk a lot to each other, and we have meals together, and we watch TV together, and we discuss our kids, and how certain people drive us nuts together.

Oh, yes.

But what we haven’t nearly been doing enough of It’s pretty warm going. Mm hmm. Yeah. Watch your step. So we’re good now? No more secrets, right? Yeah. For sure. Open and honest.

Open and honest about everything. Right? Yeah. About everything.

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