Days Update Friday, April 12, 2024

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Paulina uses her laptop in her hospital room. Sarah enters to check on her. Paulina says she’s fine and isolation is great for work, but she’s looking forward to getting out. Sarah reminds her that the treatment is essential to her recovery. Paulina understands being radioactive and asks if Sarah is worried since it’s dangerous to babies and she wouldn’t want to hurt Victoria. Sarah assures that she’s taking all necessary precautions and has her treatment progresses, the amount decreases significantly. Paulina mentions that she’s not bad other than a bit of nausea. Sarah says they can get her something for that and the pharmacy will have it up to her ASAP. Sarah asks if there’s anything else. Paulina says she can’t think of anything else other than to thank her as she’s grateful for the wonderful care she is getting. Sarah tells her that it’s her pleasure. Sarah encourages her to rest and hydrate. Sarah then presents an “I love you” card that Abe made for her. Sarah says if she needs her, she’ll just be a call away as she exits.

Konstantin tells Maggie that he can’t thank her enough for opening her home to him and she has saved him in so many ways, but his time here is truly done. Maggie insists that she doesn’t want him to leave. Konstantin says leaving her will be truly hard so Maggie tells him not to leave and that there must be another way. Konstantin suggests perhaps there is.

Julie has a drink in the hallway at the Kiriakis Mansion while commenting to herself on what a day it’s been. Julie says the mansion is chaos 24/7 with too many guests, drama, babies, and children. Julie declares that it’s time for her to relax with a really good book but Thomas runs into her, knocking her drink out of her hand.

Johnny and Chanel return to the Horton Cabin from hiking on Smith Island. Johnny talks about getting the full experience. Chanel admits it was amazing. Johnny calls her his stunningly beautiful wife as they kiss. Johnny and Chanel drink Italian wine as they reminisce on their time in Italy. Johnny surprises her by having their favorite dinner from Italy set up, revealing he cooked it and brought it with them so it’s heating up as they speak. Chanel calls him the best. Johnny says he’s married to the best as they toast to their honeymoon.

Abe thanks Sarah for delivering his card to Paulina. Sarah tells Abe that he can visit Paulina virtually since it’s against policy for him to enter her room. They sit together as Abe asks how Paulina is really doing since she puts on a brave face. Sarah encourages that she’s doing really great. Sarah says Paulina’s only job is to rest and stay comfortable. Abe knows Paulina never wants to stop working. Sarah hopes that she lets her body recuperate from the trauma and surgeries, but she knows Paulina. Sarah thinks if anyone can break through to her, it’s Abe. Abe agrees to see what he can do.

Thomas apologizes to Julie. Julie questions why he was running in the house like that. Chad comes in and apologizes, explaining that they were playing hide and go seek. Chad acknowledges that everyone’s a bit on top of each other here. Thomas comments on the weather. Julie says there’s rotten weather everywhere as she dreamed of getting outside for a few hours. Thomas apologizes to Julie again. Julie says it’s just wine.

Maggie asks Konstantin how she can help. Konstantin talks about only having a work VISA and he has no family to sponsor him while joining the US army is out of the question, so the only other option he can think of is something he’s mentioned before but he’s reluctant to bring up the possibility. Maggie assumes he’s talking about marriage which he confirms. Maggie thinks it would set off red flags and they’d see right through it. Maggie mentions having access to the most brilliant lawyers in the country, some of whom are dedicated to immigration law, so she will get them to look in to this. Konstantin calls her far too gracious and generous. Maggie encourages that they can get through this and find a way to extend that VISA. Xander enters with Victoria. Maggie tells him how happy she was when she spoke to Sarah and heard the good news which Konstantin questions. Xander informs him that he’s been fully exonerated from the shooting of Harris Michaels and he’s a free man. Konstantin congratulates him and calls him a very lucky man, but Xander notes that luck had nothing to do with it as he was innocent, so the truth was on his side. Maggie says they knew that for sure. Xander adds that maybe luck is with him today if he heard Konstantin is having VISA troubles. Xander asks if he needs a ride to the airport.

Johnny and Chanel finish their dinner. Johnny notes they still have dessert and he likes spoiling her. Johnny suggests they stop talking about how much they love Italy and just go back to Italy. Chanel assures they will get there, but right now she’s just loving being in this cabin with him as they kiss. Chanel suggests they skip dessert. Johnny says he first wants to show her something that he thinks she will get a major kick out of. Johnny heads outside in to the cold and returns with two sticks, revealing they are going to make smores but Chanel doesn’t think so.

Sarah sets Abe up on her tablet and tells him to take as much time as he needs while she goes on break. Abe then opens up his virtual chat with Paulina. Paulina tells him that she’s just finishing up a text. Abe points out that the work day ended a few hours ago. Paulina talks about having reports and spreadsheets still to go through. Paulina mentions a funding bill. Abe advises her on it but Paulina assures that she’s got this and can do the job no matter what’s going on with her.

Julie tells Chad that it will be lovely when they can just go home again, but for now, she will settle for a glass of wine and a good book. Chad apologizes again as Julie says goodnight and heads in to her room. Chad tells Thomas to slow down in the hallways and stay out of the bedrooms as they resume their game of hide and seek. As Chad starts counting, Thomas then enters Konstantin’s bedroom.

Maggie tells Xander that she has her lawyers looking in to extending Konstantin’s VISA. Xander questions why. Maggie explains that Konstantin has come to enjoy this country, so she doesn’t want him to be rushed to leave as he should be able to decide when is the right time for him to go back to Greece. Konstantin thanks Maggie and doesn’t know how he will ever be able to repay her. Xander remarks that he could exit graciously. Konstantin declares that home is where ever he may lay his head. Xander argues that they all know Konstantin can’t go home because a certain criminal syndicate in Greece has made it clear that he can never go back. Maggie understands there will be logistical issues and she has no doubt that when the time is right, Konstantin will return home to Greece. Konstantin thanks Maggie and claims that he looks forward to returning home as well as to taking Maggie back to Greece as well. Xander points out that Maggie won’t have much time for traveling as Sarah told him that Maggie is considering returning to work at Titan which she confirms. Xander says that Titan would be lucky to have her. Konstantin agrees. Maggie asks what’s next for Xander now that his nightmare is over and asks if he’s thought about returning to Titan as well. Xander thinks he will have his hands full with the Spectator to better serve the town’s best interests. Victoria wakes up crying, so Maggie goes to get her teething ring. Maggie runs in to Julie, who complains about the noise. Julie tells Maggie that she loves her and is grateful for her but she has to get out of the mansion for at least one night as she needs a break from this. Julie says she loves the family but she’s pining for her own house. Maggie encourages her to go. Julie asks her to keep an eye on Doug as he’s already asleep. Julie says she’ll be back sometime tomorrow and will just go pack a bag. Julie doesn’t know where she’s going but says she’s going to have a lovely time.

Abe encourages that Paulina can do anything she puts her mind to but he wants her to rest. Paulina questions sitting on her hands even after getting a message that EJ has called a press conference tomorrow without any notice to her office. Paulina remembers she has to call EJ and tells Abe that she will call him back in a few minutes. Abe says to let him know when she’s back online as they hang up. Paulina then calls EJ and tells his assistant that it can’t wait, so she expects him to return this call immediately as they need to discuss serious issues, starting with his press conference. Paulina declares that she will be waiting for EJ’s call as she hangs up.

Johnny asks Chanel what’s wrong with smores and calls it a classic dessert. Chanel explains that her problem is with the sticks and reveals she found actual supplies while the sticks are dirty. Johnny argues that the sticks come from nature but agrees to go along with Chanel’s way. Johnny decides happy wife, happy life as they kiss.

Xander gets Victoria settled down. Maggie returns with the teething ring. Xander thanks her but points out that Victoria is no longer screaming. Maggie gives him the ring anyways just in case. Chad enters and asks if anyone has seen Thomas but they haven’t, so Chad says he will continue the hunt. Xander asks if they can chat about work stuff. Chad says they can make it quick. Konstantin decides it’s a perfect time for he and Maggie to take an evening stroll, so they exit.

Paulina gets on video chat with Chanel. Paulina says she’s much better now that she’s seeing her. Chanel asks about the radiation which Paulina makes jokes about. Chanel doesn’t want to worry about her, so Paulina assures that she’s fine. Paulina asks how Chanel is. Chanel tells her that the woods are beautiful, it’s really peaceful and it’s been great. Paulina says she’s needed to decompress after a crazy couple of months. Paulina tells Chanel to get back to her honeymoon. Chanel sends their love and asks her to let them know if she needs anything. Paulina says she will as they hang up. Paulina then gets a text message that upsets her as she declares that is not going to work for her at all.

Thomas remains in Konstantin’s bedroom and says he can’t give up as he has to win the game of hide and seek. Thomas starts looking through the drawers in the room and finds the book that includes the card that Konstantin used to control John. Thomas picks up the card and calls it so cool.

Chad guesses that Xander is not a big fan of Konstantin which Xander calls an understatement. Chad thought Konstantin was redeeming himself as he’s been great with the kids. Xander asks about the repairs on the house. Chad notes him changing the subject very fast. Chad says the repairs are going well and asks what he wanted to talk about in regards to work. Xander says he just wanted to give him a heads up that he plans to be more active at the Spectator now that he’s a free man. Chad says that’s great as they are poised to break some big stories this cycle. Xander asks how Everett has been doing. Chad responds that he’s a strong investigator with great instincts but he has been distracted with some personal stuff lately that he doesn’t want to get into. Chad notes that he could really use the help. Xander tells him that he has a story for him as he’s interested in who framed him which he wants to run with. Xander adds that he’s surprised there wasn’t more coverage on Stefan’s arrest as he thought Chad would have the inside scoop. Chad says he won’t make excuses for Stefan but he thinks he made some choices based on threats made against Gabi and he thinks they would do the same thing in the name of love. Xander still feels Chad would have more insight based on having one brother on the side of the law and one brother not. Chad says he makes a conscious effort to stay out of his family’s business for his mental health and his children’s safety. Chad tells Xander that if he wants to get his hands dirty, he can go nuts. Chad adds that EJ has a press conference tomorrow and he doesn’t know what it’s about but he’s going to be there. Xander decides he will join Chad, so Chad agrees to text him the details. Xander says he should get Victoria home while Chad notes he should get his kids to bed and they agree to talk tomorrow. Xander wishes Chad luck in finding Thomas in hide and seek which Chad says he’s going to need as Xander exits with Victoria.

Maggie and Konstantin sit together in the park. Konstantin comments on Salem being a magical place and understanding why Victor settled there and how it inspired Victor to create a new life for him and his family. Maggie notes that she wasn’t born in Salem but she will always consider it her home. Konstantin says it seems to have that affect on people. Konstantin adds that something about Salem feels right for him. Maggie asks if he’s sure about that after everything that has happened.

Paulina gets back on video chat with Abe and asks what is going on. Abe says he was planning on telling her and maybe he overstepped, but he wants her to focus on healing. Paulina thanks him which surprises Abe. Paulina admits that Abe overstepped, but she’s glad that he did because with everything going on, her mind is not operating how she wants as it feels foggy which the doctors said would be a possible side effect. Paulina talks about not liking being separated from Abe. Abe encourages that it’s only a couple more nights. Abe says at least Paulina is warm in her room because they might get snow tonight which surprises Paulina. Abe adds that the real storm is going to miss them as it seems to be heading south towards Smith Island. Paulina worries about Chanel and Johnny and wonders if they should tell them to come home. Abe says it wouldn’t be safe to drive anywhere, so the safest place for them is to be cuddled up in front of the fireplace at the cabin, enjoying their honeymoon.

Johnny asks Chanel if everything is okay. Chanel says she’s just worried about Paulina as she knows she’s hating the isolation. Johnny encourages that it is the last of her treatment. Chanel also worries about Paulina’s job as Mayor being stressful. Johnny thinks Paulina is doing an incredible job and that she thrives under pressure. Johnny adds that Paulina has all their support, so she’s going to be fine. Chanel tells Johnny that he’s also doing an incredible job at knowing exactly what she needs to hear as they hug. Johnny and Chanel start kissing on the couch until Julie walks in to the cabin, startling them.

Paulina reminds Abe to water the plants in the kitchen window. Abe says he will take care of everything and encourages her to rest. Paulina complains on having another day of isolation tomorrow. Abe says he’ll download some magazines for her to read. Paulina thanks Abe for being her person and taking such good care of her. Abe says he loves her to the stars and back. Abe tells her to sleep well as they hang up.

Chanel apologizes to Julie as they weren’t expecting her. Johnny questions what she’s doing there. Julie points out that it’s the Horton Cabin. Chanel explains that Sarah let them use it. Julie realizes it’s their honeymoon and apologizes. Chanel and Johnny say it’s ok. Julie says she’s leaving now but they say she can’t since the snow is picking up and there’s no street lights on the island. Julie admits the last mile of driving was challenging. Chanel asks her to stay as they’d be really worried about her. Julie points out there is only one bedroom. Chanel tells Julie to take it after the drive she had but Julie argues that it’s their honeymoon. Johnny assures that the couch is comfortable and they’ll take it. Julie admits she doesn’t want to drive back in the snow and dark, so she agrees to stay and promises to lock the door and stay out of their way. Julie then takes her bag and heads to the bedroom.

Xander brings Victoria to join Sarah at the Pub. Sarah asks about the visit with Maggie. Xander says it was fine apart from Victoria teething like crazy. Sarah asks if Konstantin was there. Xander confirms that he was and he just doesn’t feel right when Konstantin is around. Xander adds that he sensed something was more off than usual. Sarah says maybe he’s overthinking it. Xander does not like their daughter being in Konstantin’s presence and now every time Maggie takes care of her, he’s going to be in the picture. Sarah states that his feelings are valid but points out that nothing has happened in months. Sarah declares that ever since Maggie paid off Konstantin’s debts, life has been quiet and safe. Xander doesn’t equate quiet to safe, pointing out that the Greek mafia don’t just go away.

Maggie tells Konstantin that she loves him having there but she sometimes wonder how he tolerates being surrounded by people who wronged him in the worst ways like John and Steve. Konstantin talks about letting go and says if his time in Salem is running short, he wants to make the most of the time he has left. Konstantin asks Maggie to dance with him. Maggie points out there’s no music. Konstantin responds that when he’s with her, there is music in his heart so they dance together.

Thomas talks about how cool the card is until Chad finds him in Konstantin’s room. Chad questions what he’s doing there as he’s not supposed to be in there. Thomas apologizes and says it was a cool place to hide. Chad asks how he’d like it if someone was in his room. Chad asks Thomas if he touched anything. Thomas swears that he didn’t while crossing his fingers and hiding the card behind his back. Chad then sends Thomas to go brush his teeth.

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GH Short Recap Thursday, April 11, 2024

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Brook Lynn loves her wedding dress which was made with a piece of Lila’s wedding dress. Chase surprises Brook Lynn with a dream honeymoon trip to Florence, Italy.

Alexis gets word that the New York Supreme Court will hear the appeal of her disbarment.

Drew and Michael ask Curtis to help them start a health and Wellness Division of Aurora.

Anna interviews Valentin asking him if Jack Brennan could be the head of Pikeman. Valentin tells Anna he hasn’t seen Jack Brennan in a long time and he doesn’t think he is the head of Pikeman.

Nina delivers breakfast to John’s hotel room and, when Carly opens the door, Nina assumes Carly slept with John. Nina interrupts Drew’s meeting with Curtis and Michael to tell Drew Carly is sleeping with John Cates.

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Y&R Short Recap Friday, April 12, 2024

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Victor and Nikki celebrate the 40th anniversary of their first wedding with a beautiful party at the Jazz lounge. Victor and Nikki’s family and friends all make toasts to Victor and Nikki’s enduring love.

Harrison (now played by Redding Munsell,) shows Claire his pocket-sized stuffed bunny which he calls his lucky bunny. Harrison gives his grandma and grandpa a card he made for them. Harrison tells Kyle he is sleepy and wants to go home. Claire notices Harrison forgot his bunny, so she follows Harrison and Kyle out of the Athletic club. Jordan hides outside and sees Claire leave the Athletic Club.

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Kyle tries to persuade Summer to accept her cousin Claire into the family. Kyle thinks Claire is working to get better. Summer is skeptical of Claire and how easily the Newman family has accepted her. Summer tells Kyle Claire will never be Harrison’s nanny.

Kyle talks to Summer about the problems he is having working with his mom at work. Kyle tells Summer he thinks his mom is in over her head at Jabot. Summer advises Kyle to find a way to prove to Jack that he should be co-CEO instead of his mom.

The intervention for Ashley continues and she has another blackout as her two personalities fight for control in her mind. Ashley’s personality named Ash finally gets Ashley back in control of her mind. Ashley awakens and everyone is sure she had another blackout since she can’t remember anything that they have talked about or why the family is all together. Once Ashley is upstairs resting, Billy, Jack, and Traci tell Sharon what happened during the intervention. Billy tells Sharon about his own struggle with dissociative identity disorder after Delia died. Billy thinks that is what Ashley is going through right now. Sharon agrees to make some calls and get some referrals for them in the morning so Ashley can get some help.

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Steve brings Kayla her flowers at home but she’s not interested. Steve sees she’s still upset with him and says he will be on his way. Steve tells Kayla that he’s really sorry that he disappointed her as he regrets helping Ava with Clyde, but repeats that he was afraid of losing his son which made him do something stupid and reckless. Steve guesses he will just have to live with that. Kayla stops him and says she knows that he feels bad for what he did, but because she loves him, she’s going to forgive him for the risk he took by breaking Clyde out of prison. Kayla states that she needs to stay mad at him at least for today. Steve says he understands. Kayla then accepts the flowers and thanks him.

Tate eats with John and Marlena at the Brady Pub. John asks Tate about his spring break plans. Tate says he has a ton of school work to catch up on and he’ll probably just hang out with some friends. Marlena brings up Tate’s parents forbidding him from seeing Holly and asks how he feels about that. Tate says it sucks because he likes Holly and she’s his friend but they are probably right about them being toxic for each other so it’s for the best.

At the Kiriakis Mansion, Maggie tells Holly that she’s so proud of her for telling the truth about her drugs. Holly says she should’ve told the truth from the beginning. Maggie understands she was worried about her mom. Holly points out that she still lied and got Tate in big trouble. Maggie goes to get snacks from the kitchen and says she wants to continue their discussion. Holly then texts Tate, saying she has to get out of there.

Stephanie walks through the town square and runs in to Everett. Stephanie says she’s kind of in a rush but Everett stops her and says he just wants to say he’s sorry about everything as he knows it’s been hard on her in so many ways, including how it’s hurt her friendship with Jada. Everett says he was really worried when they stormed out of the Spectator office. Stephanie informs him that she and Jada talked things through but it’s none of his concern. Stephanie then asks if he still has feelings for Jada. Everett says no and asks how he could have feelings for someone that he doesn’t even know. Stephanie questions why he’d want to stay married to her then and why he won’t sign the divorce papers.

Ava goes to Harris’s room and says she needed to see him. Harris asks what for. Ava responds by kissing him.

Everett tells Stephanie that he’s not going to sign divorce papers as man that he doesn’t know. Stephanie argues that he was identified as Robert Stein. Everett warns her not to ever call him that again.

Steve reminds Kayla of the time they snuck onto a river boat on the Mississippi and how beautiful she looked. Kayla says she appreciates it but she’ll let him know when he’s out of the doghouse. Steve says there’s something else he wants to get off his chest that doesn’t have anything to do with Ava or Clyde. Steve adds that this happened a long time ago before they were together when he was working for Victor. Kayla says she’s listening. Steve explains that on Victor’s orders, he escorted John to Greece when he was The Pawn’s handler. Steve says it was his job to protect John and see him through a mission which was to send a message to Konstantin which shocks Kayla. Steve informs her that while they were on the mission, something terrible happened and Konstantin’s daughter Catharina was shot and killed, possibly by John. Steve says for years, he tried to bury it out of his mind and pretend it didn’t happen while doing everything he could to protect John from knowing about it. Steve adds that when John recently found out, he was ready to fall on his sword and give himself up by flying to Greece, turning himself in, and possibly spending the rest of his life in a foreign prison. Steve says that because he was spending so much energy and time protecting John, he forgot to deal with his own feelings, guilt, and shame about it. Steve thinks it’s about time that he did.

Marlena is glad that Tate understands his parents decision that he shouldn’t see Holly. Marlena knows it has to be difficult because they are fond of each other. Tate gets a text from Holly but claims to them that it’s a friend helping him study for a test. Tate asks if they mind if he meets up with him. John tells him to go ahead because school comes first. Tate says he will refill their water before he goes. John asks for some hot sauce too as Tate heads to the back. Marlena tells John that it makes her happy to see him smile. John says she always helps him and notes that a talk he had with Harris gave him some perspective, so he’s going to try to take his advice on self-forgiveness by reminding himself that he was a victim too and he chooses not to be one anymore. John figures if Konstantin was willing to forgive him, maybe he can try doing the same thing, so he’s really trying.

Konstantin sits in his room with a photo of his daughter Catharina and talks about his heart aching for her every day as her life was cut short so cruelly. Konstantin declares that he pretended otherwise, but he will never forgive her murderer. Konstantin then flashes back to his confrontation with John in the park where he was able to control him with a card, turning John back in to The Pawn. Konstantin promises Catharina that her death will be avenged as he then exits his room.

Holly gets Tate’s text to meet in the park in ten minutes. Maggie returns to the living room with snacks. Konstantin enters and hopes he’s not interrupting. Maggie introduces Holly to Konstantin. Konstantin says he’s heard so much about her and it’s a pleasure to meet her. Konstantin says Holly reminds him of his daughter as she was around her age when she died. Holly says she’s so sorry. Maggie explains that Konstantin is an old friend of Victor’s, visiting from Greece. Holly decides she should get going. Maggie points out that she didn’t have her tea or lemon bars. Holly claims that Nicole is expecting her and promises to go straight home as she exits.

Kayla tells Steve that she’s so sorry but maybe now that it’s all out in the open, everyone involved can leave it in the past. Steve is not sure because he doesn’t think Konstantin’s forgiveness is genuine. Steve talks about Konstantin grieving Catharina’s death and planning to avenge her, so he’s not buying his 180. Steve adds that he thought from the moment he came to Salem that he was scamming Maggie and he still does, so he will be keeping an eye on him.

Stephanie tells Everett that she’s sorry as she didn’t mean to offend him. Everett says he should be sorry as he’s been really stressed about all of this. Everett says he’s trying really hard to figure this all out and he’s on his way to see Marlena now for another session. Stephanie hopes he gets some answers and peace of mind. Everett says that he’s sorry about everything and walks away.

Harris and Ava lay in bed together. Ava tells him how much he means to her and talks about having someone who is good to her that she can count on, who won’t abandon her even when she’s in trouble. Harris questions her saying that and if she’s in trouble. Ava claims she was just getting emotional because she’s never had someone be so kind to her. Ava mentions telling Wendy and Tripp that she would be moving out, but she doesn’t have a place to live. Harris invites her to stay with him. They joke about being roommates with benefits as they kiss.

Holly meets Tate in the park. Holly says she’s really glad to see him as they hug. They talk about turning off their phone trackers and Nicole having no idea where Holly is. Holly is grateful that Tate could get her a burner phone. Tate mentions his parents being in a meeting while Holly says her parents are at dinner. They talk about it being dumb that their parents are forbidding them from seeing each other and joke about comparing it to Romeo and Juliet. Holly says that their parents not wanting them to be together only makes her want to be with him more as they kiss.

Kayla tells Steve that she’s going out for some much needed girl time with Stephanie. Kayla says she’ll see him later tonight and goes to leave right as John arrives. Kayla hits John, who questions what that was for. Kayla says she thinks he knows and then exits. John guesses Steve told her, which he confirms. Steve admits to John that he told Kayla about Clyde’s prison break and about Konstantin and Catharina because keeping the secrets were eating him up. Steve says he now feels relieved, like a weight has been lifted off of him. John responds that he knows that feeling all too well.

Everett goes to Marlena’s office for his next session. Marlena is glad he’s there and that he’s committed to learning more about his past. She asks how he’s feeling today. Everett responds that he’s struggling and wishing he were anyone but him.

Tate and Holly eat donuts from the bakery in the park. Holly mentions being chilly so Tate gives her his jacket and wraps a blanket around her as she calls him her hero.

Konstantin tells Maggie that Holly is a lovely young lady. Maggie talks about being grateful that Holly came back to them and how she makes her feel like part of her son, Daniel is still with her. Maggie calls her children and grandchildren the lights of her life. Maggie then apologizes to Konstantin.

Kayla meets Stephanie in the town square. Stephanie explains to Kayla how Everett is still married to Jada as Bobby Stein, who he doesn’t remember being. Stephanie mentions Everett telling her that he has another session with Marlena lined up, so she hopes he makes progress in finding out who he is or was. Kayla remembers Stephanie bringing Everett to the hospital for an examination and it was clear he had head trauma but no signs of memory loss. Kayla reveals that she asked Marlena if she thought Everett was faking it. Stephanie is surprised and asks what she said. Kayla says that Marlena didn’t really have an answer but didn’t rule out the possibility.

Marlena questions why Everett won’t sign the divorce papers. Everett responds that he can’t sign as someone else because he is not Robert Stein, so it would be forgery to sign as him. Everett adds that’s not the only reason he wanted to see her today. Everett then reveals that he wasn’t completely honest with her about what he saw during hypnosis. Marlena questions what he saw. Everett informs her that he saw himself staring back at him and he really needs to know what it means.

Tate and Holly hold hands and talk about the fresh air as they were both stuck inside for way too long. They agree that it’s really nice to be here together. Kayla and Stephanie then walk through the park and run in to them.

Ava texts Tripp that she will be home soon to collect her things as she found a place to stay. Ava asks Harris if he’s sure about this. Harris confirms he is and they kiss. Ava feels it will be much safer for Tripp and Wendy with her not being there. Ava still feels so terrible about all the trouble she put them through with their lives at risk. Harris says she can’t stare in the rear view too long because there’s a big, beautiful road ahead. Ava worries about Clyde still being out on the loose and who knows if he’s going to come back again. Ava asks Harris if he has any new leads on Clyde or Goldman. Harris says unfortunately, the trail has gone completely cold so he suspects they are long gone by now and possibly out of the country. Ava responds that she wishes Clyde was long gone by now.

Steve tells John that he’s his best friend and his partner. Steve says they have been through so much together so he’s going to be honest with him. Steve thinks it would ease his mind if they could get to the bottom of this thing, so he asks John to let him help him. John agrees to give it a shot. Steve asks where to start. John says with the facts. John brings up the night that Catharina was killed, there were three people there and that was them and Konstantin. Steve points out that’s all they know of but there are no videos or photos, so he questions how they can be sure that someone else wasn’t there. Steve states that if someone else was there, that person could be holding a very dark secret.

Kayla greets Holly and Tate, saying it’s nice to see them. Kayla asks Holly about her physical therapy which she says is going well. Tate asks them not to tell their parents that they ran in to them because they aren’t supposed to be with each other. Holly asks them to pretend like they didn’t run in to them. Stephanie agrees not to say anything and Kayla guesses it’s not her place to tell. Tate and Holly thank them, so Stephanie tells them to enjoy their day and Kayla says she’ll see them later as they continue on. Holly tells Tate that was a close one. They decide it’s best to call it a day. They agree to see each other soon as they kiss goodbye.

Stephanie and Kayla walk back through the town square. They admit they feel bad not telling about Tate and Holly. Stephanie points out that they are young and in love and compares it to Kayla and Steve. Stephanie admits it also made her think of her and Everett since she has told herself to stay away from him, but for some reason, she doesn’t want to. Kayla understands she has very conflicted feelings. Stephanie knows she should hate him, block him, and move on, but she still feels drawn to him and feels bad for what he’s going through. Kayla tells Stephanie that she always wants to protect her and tell her to move on to not get hurt any further, but she’s so proud of how kind and compassionate she is as she hugs her.

Marlena tells Everett that she’s not entirely sure what seeing his own image staring back at himself means. Marlena says he’s clearly struggling with a dual life and thinks he’s also struggling with feelings for Jada that he’s not ready to accept. Marlena asks if he would be comfortable with another hypnosis session to get to the bottom of these things but Everett says no more hypnosis or digging. Everett declares that some things are better left unknown as he then leaves her office.

John asks Steve if Victor could’ve been there. Steve says he couldn’t be as he was in Monte Carlo at the time where he won big on a bet. Steve asks about one of Stefano’s men. John brings up Catharina’s mother living there. Steve confirms that Konstantin said they separated a few years after so she could’ve been in the house or maybe she knows something. John suggests they investigate to see if she’s still alive and if she is, maybe they can track her down. Steve agrees that’s a very good place to start.

Konstantin tells Maggie that she has nothing to apologize for but Maggie feels it was insensitive to go on about her children and grandchildren. Konstantin says he delights in her delight and he loves knowing that her heart is full. Maggie calls that very kind. Konstantin tells Maggie that he’s going to miss her as his travel VISA is expiring and he’s been denied another extension, so he’s afraid he’s going to have to leave Salem.

Harris guesses that Ava thinks Clyde is still around. Ava reveals that she knows he is. Harris asks what she knows. Ava informs him that Clyde called her earlier and wants her to do another job for him.

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Eric calls the landlord at home, who informs him that he and Sloan have been late on rent two months in a row which surprises Eric. Eric notes that things have been hectic with a new baby but Sloan will be home soon and they will get the rent to him. Eric hangs up and guesses Sloan forgot about paying the rent. Eric tells Jude not to worry about it and they will get it all squared away.

Sloan meets Jada at the Brady Pub. Sloan says she was knee deep in research for her case. Jada asks if she found a way to get her out of her marriage. Jada pays Sloan her retainer fee and asks if she found any loopholes. Sloan informs her that unfortunately, the law leans in Everett’s case because of his condition.

At the Spectator, Stephanie tells Leo that the article on Stefan’s arrest is gaining a lot of traction. Leo comments that he knew Stefan had a dark side but didn’t think he was a drug dealer. Leo wonders how Chad is taking the news. Leo hopes the readers also check out his column and remarks that it may be his last. Stephanie encourages that things always look up. Stephanie says she has to go check on another account so she’ll see him later. Stephanie then goes to exit as Everett arrives. Stephanie greets him and asks where he’s been.

Xander and Sarah walk through the town square with Victoria. Xander talks about feeling almost like a free man. Sarah encourages that he will never be locked up again. Xander says he appreciates her support which Sarah says she will always have. EJ walks in to the town square and gets a call from Kristen which he ignores. EJ runs in to Xander and tells him that he has some news about his case, so he might as well hear it from him.

Kristen is at the DiMera Mansion and leaves a message for EJ, complaining about DiMera stock plummeting. Kristen demands EJ prove that he cares about the company and call her back before they lose the family fortune. Kristen hangs up and questions if this day could get any worse. Nicole then storms in and asks what the hell is wrong with her.

Stephanie asks Everett if he’s okay. Everett says he’s good and it’s nothing he wants to get in to right now. Everett asks how the article on Stefan is doing. Stephanie says it’s great and shows him. Everett calls that good news at least. Leo suggests a follow up article but Everett tells him to stay in his lane. Leo remarks that Everett is clearly singing the blues so he will steer clear of him. Stephanie asks Everett to tell her what’s wrong but Everett says not now as he’s trying to work. Jada then arrives and asks if Everett is as stubborn as he is psychotic and demands that he sign the divorce papers.

EJ informs Xander that he believes he belongs behind bars and admits he would’ve relished putting him there but their forensics team have examined the images and confirmed that Xander did not shoot Harris Michaels, acknowledging the difference in pants. EJ reveals he has officially dropped the charges against him and congratulates him as he walks away. Xander can’t believe it and asks Sarah if that really happened. Sarah encourages that Xander made it happen with his determination and wants to celebrate his freedom. Xander jokes about being congratulated by EJ as he kisses Sarah.

Nicole questions Kristen telling Holly that she’s a bad influence on Rachel. Nicole complains that Kristen is picking on a girl who nearly died and now she’s upstairs crying. Kristen calls Holly a drama queen and a drug addict. Nicole argues that she’s not a drug addict. Kristen points out that Nicole had no idea that Holly was doing drugs before. Nicole says she made a mistake while Kristen complains that Holly covered it up and lied about it while Tate got beat up in prison over it. Kristen argues that she has every right to keep her daughter away from Holly. Nicole tells Kristen to come after her if she wants to go after someone so Kristen asks if she wants to fight.

Sloan goes home and thinks back to arguing with Leo about him costing her a fortune. Eric greets her and asks how her day was. Sloan calls it exhausting. Eric says he just put Jude down and thought maybe they could talk. Sloan notes that he sounds serious. Eric reveals it’s about their finances as he came home and found the rent note under their door.

Jada asks Everett again to sign the divorce papers. Stephanie questions them still being married while Leo calls this juicy. Jada explains that Bobby never signed the divorce papers and he still won’t do it now. Leo questions who Bobby is. Jada tells him that it’s Everett, leaving Leo confused.

Nicole asks if Kristen punching down makes her feel powerful. Kristen argues that she just told Nicole’s daughter to stay away from her daughter. Nicole tells Kristen to come to her if she has anything to say to or about Holly. Kristen mocks Holly being a druggie and calls her just as selfish and manipulative as her mother. Nicole asks if she wants to compare daughters to mothers, calling that a dangerous place for her to be. Nicole talks about feeling sorry for Rachel and remarks that she’s bound to be a bad seed just like her mom.

Sloan tells Eric that she feels terrible that the rent must have just slipped her mind. Eric says he figured and points out being late last month too, but he knows she’s had a million things on her mind. Sloan talks about the expenses increasing with formula and diapers. Sloan promises to be more on top of it and says she will send the rent now. Sloan adds that her case load is increasing so it shouldn’t be a problem. Eric adds that at some point, his business will pick up. Eric suggests they make a family budget together. Eric grabs a paper to come up with a list of expenses but Jude wakes up crying so Sloan says she will go take care of that.

Jada tells Everett to just sign the papers as Robert Stein so they can get this over with as they don’t want to be married to each other. Jada argues that it’s just a signature and no one will know or care. Everett responds that he’s sorry but he can’t sign the way she wants him to. Leo asks for clarification on Everett being Bobby, then points out Stephanie being with him so he asks if Stephanie knew him as Bobby. Stephanie tells Leo not to go there. Leo asks how he can’t when his gossip column has been starving for a scoop. Everett also tells him not to go there. Jada questions how long he’s going to torture her with this.

Xander and Sarah go home to eat together. Sarah says they are going to sleep like babies tonight now that this whole nightmare is over but Xander says it’s actually not completely over.

Kristen warns Nicole to keep Rachel out of this because Rachel isn’t a screw up like Holly. Nicole argues that Holly has been nothing but kind while Rachel is an entitled brat. Nicole brings up Kristen’s felonies so Kristen asks if she wants to compare notes as they yell at each other. Kristen brings up Nicole kidnapping Jude while Nicole brings up Kristen stealing Tate as a fetus. Kristen argues that she learned baby stealing from Nicole and goes over her past including breaking up Daniel and Jennifer. Nicole says she actually regrets it and is trying to turn her life around. Kristen tells her to spin her way to Hell where she belongs. Nicole brings up Kristen drugging Eric and having sex with him. Nicole adds that Kristen paraded around town in a mask of her to seduce Brady. Nicole declares that Rachel only exists because Brady had sex with Kristen, thinking she was her. They start to fight until EJ runs in to break it up, screaming at them to stop and questioning what is going on.

Sloan returns from changing Jude’s diaper as Eric shows her a list of expenses that he came up with. Sloan tells him it looks all good. Eric questions what is missing. Sloan claims she isn’t thinking of anything but Eric says something isn’t adding up right. Jude starts crying again so Sloan decides to go feed him.

Everett tells Jada that this isn’t personal. Jada complains that they are still married and she takes that very personally. Jada asks what the big deal is as no one will even care and they can move on with their lives. Leo points out that it would be forgery but Jada argues that he is Robert Stein legally. Jada tells Leo to shut up and stay out of it. Everett repeats that he’s sorry but he can’t sign it right now. Jada then storms out, so Stephanie goes after her.

Sarah questions Xander saying the nightmare is not over. Xander talks about every night in jail, trying to figure it out because he knew he didn’t shoot Harris but the evidence was stacking up against him. Xander thinks he was framed and whoever set him up did a bang up job, but the only question is why him.

EJ separates Kristen and Nicole and questions if this is the example they want to set for their daughters. EJ questions Kristen attacking a teenage girl. Nicole thanks EJ for sticking up for Holly. Kristen asks EJ if he heard the things Nicole was saying about Rachel. EJ argues that the difference is that Nicole said those things to Kristen while Kristen fired her missiles right at Holly’s face. Kristen asks if EJ is kidding by giving Nicole a pass. EJ states that Nicole is his wife and Kristen will show her respect. Kristen calls Nicole a scheming gold digger while Nicole calls Kristen a homicidal maniac. EJ screams that is enough and warns that if Kristen is unable to get along with Nicole, then she will have to find another place to live.

Sloan puts Jude to sleep so Eric asks if she can sit down and go over the expenses now. Sloan says she would but she just noticed Jude is out of diapers. Eric asks if she’s sure as he thought they had one more pack but Sloan says they are all out, so she will be right back and then exits. Eric wonders where all their money can be going.

Leo tells Everett that he can only imagine what this is doing to him. Everett calls the whole thing a nightmare with Stephanie right in the middle of it. Leo talks about no one seeing this coming. Everett states that he’s not the victim but the bad guy in the situation since Jada thinks he’s a two timing bastard and Stephanie is debating whether he’s that or a nutjob. Everett adds that either way, Stephanie has lost trust in him and he hates this. Leo says if he doesn’t remember, he doesn’t remember and encourages him to stop being so hard on himself. Leo insists that Everett is a good guy who is going through an identity crisis. Leo says he can only imagine what it would be like to be two people with two sets of rotten memories. Everett tells Leo that he appreciates his support. Leo says they all need someone to listen to their side of the story. Leo asks if he can write about this in his column and promises to be gentle with the story. Everett asks if he’s out of his mind and tells him to drop it. Leo decides he will leave so that Everett can clear his head. Leo adds that he’s there for him, but he does agree with Jada that he won’t be able to move forward until he puts this behind him, so he has to figure it out. Leo declares that otherwise, he’ll never get Stephanie back and it’s obvious that he’s in love with her. Leo says he knows the feeling as he exits the office.

Stephanie and Jada go to the Pub. Stephanie thanks Jada for telling her about the divorce snafu and trusting her enough to open up about it. Jada knows it can’t be easy for her either. Stephanie admits it’s been pretty shocking. Jada tells her that she’s sorry for biting her head off more than once as she realizes she’s been taking all her anger out on her. Stephanie says she can’t imagine what she went through when her marriage ended and what she’s going through now. Jada says it’s no excuse since Stephanie is a victim here too. Jada asks if Stephanie can forgive her for the awful things she said.

Xander tells Sarah that someone went through a lot of trouble to set him up, starting with the phone call. Xander thinks back to the night he got that call. Xander says someone obviously duplicated his jogging outfit and planted the gun in their apartment. Sarah adds that they put the money in his account. Xander says it has to be someone who knows him with money. Sarah wonders if it was Clyde. Xander calls it possible that he financed it since he does have a vendetta against Harris, but questions why Clyde would pin it on him when he hasn’t had any contact with him in years. Xander thinks it would be odd for Clyde to go to such lengths to set him up. Sarah brings up the Spectator article saying that Stefan was doing Clyde’s bidding through the Bistro, so maybe Stefan hired the hitman. Xander decides he’s going to visit the jail to see if he can see Stefan. Sarah asks if he’s sure that’s a good idea.

Kristen asks EJ who he thinks he is and says he doesn’t own the house, adding that she’s been a DiMera longer than Nicole has. Nicole tells Kristen that it’s a big house and suggests agreeing to keep their kids away from each other. EJ says that’s settled and now he’s going to DiMera Enterprises to show some leadership as the board made it clear Stefan is out as head of DiMera, so he needs to take the reigns. Nicole asks if he can do that and still be district attorney. EJ says he can and the company needs someone with the family name while Tony doesn’t want that responsibility while he’s traveling with Anna. EJ adds that Chad never expressed interest while Johnny is too young and inexperienced. Kristen argues that there’s a DiMera right here which EJ laughs off and says he doesn’t think so.

Xander asks Sarah why it would be a bad idea for him to see Stefan. Sarah says he’s all free and clear now so she thinks it’s a bad idea to poke the bear. Xander feels he has to figure out who did this to him. Sarah says they are in this together. Xander thanks her and decides he’ll see about visiting Stefan tomorrow. Sarah jokes with him about bringing her cheese in bed which Xander promises to do every night as they kiss.

EJ says he’s off and asks if he can trust Kristen and Nicole to be there alone. Nicole decides she will go with EJ and he can drop her off in the town square as she could use some retail therapy and then they can have dinner out. EJ calls that perfect. Nicole says she will go check on Holly and let her know they are heading out. Nicole and EJ exit the room while Kristen grabs her phone and calls Mr. Shin, saying she thinks they need to have a talk.

Jada tells Stephanie that she really let her have it but it was all misguided anger as she’s not to blame for any of this and she believes that she had no idea Bobby was married. Jada hopes that Stephanie will forgive her someday when she’s ready. Stephanie admits the things that Jada said really hurt. Stephanie knows she was coming from a place of pain and wasn’t trying to hurt her, so she forgives her as she knows she was only trying to protect herself. Stephanie says they just process things differently. Jada calls Stephanie the calm and rational one while she’s a total hot head. Stephanie says she’s had her moments too. Jada says she’s been so wrapped up in her own world that she didn’t take time to think about how this was affecting Stephanie. Stephanie admits it’s been rough. Jada asks Stephanie if she’s furious with Everett. Stephanie confirms she is half the time, but the other half she’s thinking about what he must be going through. Jada asks if she believes his story. Stephanie says she doesn’t know but she feels for him, losing chunks of his life and identity while having nobody. Jada points out that he has Stephanie and guesses she still has feelings for him. Stephanie wishes it was that black and white.

Everett remains at the Spectator office and declares there is no escaping Robert Stein. Everett then grabs his phone and calls Marlena but it goes to voicemail. He leaves a message, saying he needs to see her.

Sloan meets Leo in the town square. Leo asks if this was really urgent since he has a pedicure. Sloan complains that he just had one and her baby comes first. Sloan talks about what Jude needs. Leo remarks that she should be on a budget. Sloan complains that she can’t keep hiding Leo’s expenses as her bank account is drained and she’s late on rent. Sloan points out that Leo is legit working now and compliments his article on Paulina. Leo is shocked that she didn’t insult him. Sloan calls him a decent writer and points out that he’s getting more assignments. Leo talks about those assignments costing money too. Sloan encourages him being a talented writer and asks for a little bit of help. Leo says because of his fondness for Jude, he will cut her allowance by 10%. Sloan was thinking 40%. Leo says they’ll meet in the middle at 25% only because she complimented his writing. Sloan hugs Leo and says he has no idea what this means to her.

Eric continues going over expenses and says he doesn’t get it as something’s not right here. Eric guesses that Sloan must have some big expenses that she’s not sharing with him. Eric declares that he’s going to get to the bottom of this.

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Jada asked Sloan if she found anything to get her out of her marriage to Everett. Sloan told her she didn’t find anything and explained why divorce wasn’t possible. EJ ran into Xander and Sarah and told him about his case. When Kristen got off the phone, Nicole wanted to know what was wrong with her. Everett had an attitude with Leo and Stephanie. When Stephanie wanted Everett to talk, Jada showed up and told him to sign the divorce papers. EJ told Xander that he had to drop the charges against him. Nicole confronted Kristen about telling Rachel to stay away from Holly. Kristen told Nicole that no mother would want their child hanging out with a drug addict. Nicole said Holly wasn’t a drug addict. Kristen told her that Tate suffered because of Holly. She said she had every right to go after her daughter. Nicole told her to fight her if she had a problem. Jada asked Everett to sign the divorce papers. Stephanie was surprised that they were still married.

Nicole and Kristen continued to argue over Holly. Jada told Everett that she didn’t want to be married to him and he didn’t want to be married to her. Everett said he couldn’t sign the papers even if he wanted to. Jada wanted to know how long Everett was going to torture her. Kristen and Nicole argued over their children. While they were arguing, they brought up each other’s crimes. EJ showed up while they were arguing. He wanted to know what was going on. Jada was upset that Everett refused to sign the divorce papers. When Jada walked out, Stephanie went after her. EJ told Kristen about insulting Holly and Nicole. Kristen tried to attack Nicole again. EJ told Kristen that she would have to move out of the mansion if she couldn’t respect Nicole. Stephanie was glad that Jada opened up to her about the divorce. Jada said it couldn’t be easy for her finding out Everett was married. She apologized for ripping Stephanie’s head off. Stephanie understood her reaction. Jada said she was a victim too and asked for forgiveness. Kristen reminded EJ that he didn’t own the mansion and that she was a DiMera longer than he was. Nicole told Kristen that they should keep their daughters away from each other. Jada told Stephanie that she wasn’t to blame for what happened with Everett. She asked Stephanie to forgive her when she was ready. Stephanie said the things Jada said hurt. She said she knew Jada wasn’t trying to hurt her, so she forgave her.

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Holly gave EJ a hard time about being grounded. She asked him why she couldn’t see Tate. EJ told her she would realize that the separation would be the best. Holly told him it was his fault for blowing things out of proportion. Clyde called Ava. She wanted to know what he wanted. He said he wanted her to listen up. She said she didn’t have anything to say to him after what he did to her son. Clyde told her to listen to what he had to say unless she wanted him to sell out her boyfriend. He read a story about her being Stefan’s ex-partner and told her he had one more job for her to do for him. When Ava refused to help Clyde, he threatened to get her in trouble. Johnny told Chanel that they were going to the Horton cabin. Chanel didn’t think it was the right time to go because of Paulina’s treatment. Johnny said he arranged for it to happen now because Paulina was going to be in isolation. He assured her that it was going to be the best time ever. She agreed to go with him.

Kristen confronted EJ about the way she found out about Stefan being arrested. She was upset that no one told her. Kristen wondered what Stefan’s arrest meant for the company. EJ said he was busy and walked away from her. He ran into Johnny who told him he was leaving town. Johnny asked about Stefan, but EJ didn’t answer him. Ava said she wouldn’t help Clyde. He asked her how she thought Harris would feel about him being out of prison. When she didn’t answer, he told her he wanted her to get a book for him from the Bistro. He said the book was the only trail back to him. Clyde told her he would never hear from her again if she gave him the book. Ava said it was the last thing she would ever do for him and then she was out. Johnny ran into Holly at the DiMera mansion. He asked her what was going on. She told him that she can’t see Tate anymore. Holly told him she wasn’t in love with Tate. She said EJ said she and Tate were toxic for each other. Johnny apologized for her not being able to see Tate. Holly said it was her fault for messing things up. He gave her advice before he let her know Chanel was meeting him at the mansion. When Johnny left, Rachel showed up and asked Holly to spend time with her. Johnny and Chanel made it to the Horton cabin. While Holly and Rachel were talking, Kristen came in and told her to go upstairs. When Rachel left, Kristen asked Holly what she was doing. She warned Holly to stay away from her daughter. Holly told her they were just doing their nails. Kristen ripped into Holly for lying about Rachel’s half-brother. While Kristen was yelling at Holly, EJ came in and stopped her from yelling at Holly. When Kristen walked away, EJ apologized to Holly for losing his temper. Holly thanked him for having her back.

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Steve and John talked about Ava’s role in Clyde’s escape. John wanted to talk to her again to see if they could get her to remember something. Kayla wanted to know what they were up to. Brady let Theresa know that Tate lied about seeing Holly. She couldn’t believe he defied them. Theresa didn’t know why Tate wanted to keep seeing Holly. Brady thought they should work with Nicole and EJ to keep them apart. Theresa was grateful for the way he handled the situation. Maggie wondered how Konstantin and Victor developed a friendship. He explained how they bonded. Maggie let Konstantin know that Victor was part of her second chapter. She talked about the Victor she knew and love. He wanted her to remember Victor the way he was with her. Kayla wanted to know what Steve couldn’t live with. Steve told her that he couldn’t live with Clyde getting away. John let him know they had to go. Julie walked in the room while Maggie and Konstantin were talking. Theresa and Brady hoped Nicole and EJ were on the same page. Alex walked in and asked her what she wanted for dinner. Brady wondered what was going on. Julie told Maggie she was tired because of Thomas and Charlotte. Konstantin wanted to take a walk with Maggie so they could finish their conversation. He left Maggie and Julie alone to talk. Brady reminded Theresa that she was staying at the Salem Inn. Theresa and Alex announced they were roomies again. Steve and John went to Ava’s apartment. John felt like she knew something that could trigger Clyde’s whereabouts. Harris let them know he was investigating Clyde’s disappearance too. He wanted them to let him know when they found something so they wouldn’t take the law into their own hands. Steve was ready to go. John told Steve that he wanted to talk to Harris a little longer. John wanted to look at Goldman’s personnel file. Harris told him that was against policy. John reminded him that they broke the law. He wanted to ask Harris about a common thing they shared. John wanted to know about Megan brainwashing him. Harris told him that he talked to Marlena to get better. John asked him if he was afraid that the brainwashing could happen again.

Julie and Maggie talked about John killing Konstantin’s daughter. Maggie had to dig deep into her feelings to think about what he does. Julie reminded her about the way Doug was years ago. She let Maggie know that she brought out the best in Victor. Maggie appreciated what she said to her. Brady didn’t hide his surprise that Alex was living with Theresa again. They shifted gears and talked about Victor and Alex being his legacy. Brady thought Victor would be proud of him. Alex congratulated Brady because Tate was exonerated. Konstantin met with Theresa at the town square. He wanted to know about her being with Alex. She told him they were platonic. Steve brought flowers to Kayla. She wanted him to talk to her. Steve hated keeping secrets from her. She wanted answers. He wanted her to sit because it was a long story. Harris explained to John that he had to put the blame on the people who tried to control him. He said John had to forgive himself for what happened. Kayla didn’t understand Steve, John and Ava’s plan. She got upset because he was targeting a terrorist who killed their niece. Alex felt like Brady was more interested in Theresa than he’s letting on. Brady denied it. He didn’t want Theresa to deal with Kristen. Alex thought that Brady wanted to be with Theresa. Brady continued to deny wanting her. He didn’t convince Alex of that. Alex said what went on between him and Theresa would stay between them. Konstantin told Theresa to create an illusion for Alex so he would come after her. Theresa had a plan of her own to get him to be with her. Steve wished he didn’t agree to the plan. He asked Kayla to understand, but she didn’t. She didn’t understand why she worked with Ava in the first place. He told her that he thought his son was going to die. They continued to argue because of Ava. Kayla blamed him for putting their family in danger. She stormed out of the room.

 

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Carly stays in John Cates room because she thinks he may have a concussion and she has to wake him up every three hours to make sure he is okay.

Curtis is able to climb the stairs with Jason slowly and go up to his room. Portia is happy that Curtis is recovering well from his surgery. Curtis and Portia start thinking about going on a honeymoon that they never went on when they got married.

Drew regrets having hate sex with Nina and tells her that just because they had sex doesn’t mean he has forgotten being beaten up in jail because of her. Drew also tells Nina that, if she wants his help to get close to Willow again, she will have to think of something that will make it worth his while to help her.

Sonny demands that Jason tell him who he was informing the FBI. Jason tells Sonny he can’t tell him the name of the organization for which he was working undercover because that would ruin his deal with the FBI. Sonny tells Jason that he can keep his half of Corinthos Coffee, but he can’t be a part of his other business. Sonny tells Jason that if he betrays him again, he will put an end to him. Jason asks Sonny if he is taking his medicine. Sonny tells Jason that he takes his medicine every day.

Ava has insomnia and takes some of Sony’s bipolar medication because she reads on the label they cause drowsiness. Ava doesn’t know why Sonny takes the pills and wonders why they aren’t making her sleepy since she took two pills.

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Abe and Paulina have breakfast at the Brady Pub. Paulina complains about everything being on her special diet while she’d rather have a bear claw. Abe encourages that she will be able to have one very soon. Paulina says she doesn’t mean to complain as she is very grateful that the treatment exists but she’s dreading the treatment because she hates being away from Abe for even a minute.

Chanel runs in to Johnny in the town square. Johnny reveals the key to the Horton Cabin and announces they are starting their mini honeymoon today which surprises her. Chanel says there’s one problem that she has to work. Johnny guesses it will just have to wait then. Chanel thanks him for understanding as they kiss. Chanel then heads to the Bakery to work.

Kristen walks through the town square, reading the news on her phone and says she can’t believe that Stefan confessed to running illegal drugs through the Bistro and that he’s now behind bars.

At the DiMera Mansion, EJ is on the phone, saying the Spectator did not get the exclusive because it’s run by a DiMera and that his office will be releasing a statement today. EJ hangs up as Holly enters the room. EJ knows she’s upset about being punished but says she chose to do drugs and lied to them about it. Holly asks if he’s never lied. EJ says everyone makes mistakes but this needs to be a lesson learned. Holly complains about her and Tate not being able to see each other anymore. EJ says that was Tate’s parents decision and he can’t blame them. EJ knows Holly wants to be with Tate now, but thinks in time that she will see this is for the best. Holly thinks EJ blew everything out of proportion right from the beginning and declares that this is all EJ’s fault.

Tripp and Wendy go to the park. Wendy asks about his first day back to work. Tripp says it felt good to get back to normal and asks if she’s decided when she’s going back. Wendy says she’s not sure as Rafe left it up to her. Tripp feels that’s good. Wendy asks what they are doing out here and worries about a storm coming soon. Tripp informs her that they are going to work up a sweat. Tripp then opens his bag and presents her with boxing gloves and tells Wendy that she’s going to punch him.

Ava gets a phone call from an unknown number. Ava answers and it’s Clyde, calling from the park. Clyde says hello and bets that she thought she was rid of him. Ava asks what he wants. Clyde wants her to listen up. Ava says that Clyde almost killed her son and his girlfriend, so unless he called to tell her where he is, so that she can come slit his throat and watch him bleed, she has nothing to say. Clyde questions her hostility and remarks that he’s heard Tripp is just fun. Clyde warns her to listen to what he has to say unless she wants him to disavow Stefan’s confession to the police. Clyde informs Ava that he just finished reading this morning’s news about Stefan being arrested and that he’s awaiting arraignment while his ex-business partner, Ava, declined comment. Clyde questions her being called his ex-partner and says he doesn’t think so because he has one more little job that he needs Ava to do for him. Ava flashes back to when Clyde first asked her to run his new drug empire. Ava tells Clyde that the Bistro closed because of everything that went down. Clyde instructs her to force her way back in. Clyde doesn’t know or care how she and Harris got Stefan to take the fall, but they both know she is far from innocent on this. Clyde warns that if Ava wants to keep flying under the radar, she will do what he tells her.

Wendy questions punching Tripp as he instructs her to put the gloves on and explains that physical activity is good for working off nerves and stress. Tripp says after what they went through, it’s not surprise that they have PTSD so he thinks it might be good to work their feelings out in a physical way that’s perfectly safe. Wendy says she’s never tried boxing before. Tripp says he hasn’t either but always wanted to try. Wendy was thinking more like jogging but agrees to give boxing a try.

Chanel returns to Johnny in the town square and says her staff was wondering why she showed up when she was supposed to be on her mini honeymoon. Johnny admits he may have talked to them and they agreed to cover. Chanel says it was sweet, generous, and she really wants to go but brings Paulina starting her treatment. Johnny says that’s why he scheduled this now because Paulina is going to have to be in isolation, so she won’t be able to be with her for the next few days due to being radioactive. Chanel acknowledges that’s true. Johnny adds that the Horton Cabin is fairly close if she had to come back but assures that everything will be fine. Chanel admits she can’t say no to that. Johnny promises it will be the best time ever as they kiss.

EJ walks through the town square, on the phone with Mr. Shin, saying he has everything under control as he walks past Kristen. EJ promises Mr. Shin that he will handle it as he hangs up. Kristen complains about finding out their brother is in jail from the Spectator. Kristen questions nobody telling her. EJ tells her to get a grip. Kristen argues that Stefan was running the company, so she questions where the hell that leaves DiMera Enterprises. EJ assures that there’s nothing to worry about and he has to run. EJ walks off as Kristen shouts about the family business going under. EJ runs in to Johnny, who informs him that he and Chanel are going out of town to the Horton Cabin for a mini honeymoon. EJ tells him that’s great and long overdue but says he’s in a rush. Johnny stops him and says he also wanted to know about Stefan being in jail. EJ questions if he even cares. Johnny insists that he does since Stefan is his uncle. EJ points out that Stefan was supplying the drugs that nearly got Holly killed and assures that everything is under control. EJ tells Johnny not to worry and to go enjoy his honeymoon as they both deserve some time off. EJ then hurries off.

Wendy worries about hurting Tripp with a punch but Tripp assures her that she did good and they joke about it. Wendy mentions being a brown belt in taekwondo but says she’s never punched someone. Wendy takes off her gloves and tells Tripp it’s his turn but Tripp decides jogging doesn’t sound like a bad idea, so Wendy says she’ll race him.

Ava tells Clyde that she doesn’t care about flying under the radar so he can go ahead and tell someone that she was just as involved as Stefan. Ava says she’d rather park her ass in jail than do anything for Clyde again. Ava declares that she’s hanging up and tells him not to call back. Clyde asks what would Harris say if he knew how he got out of prison. Clyde guesses that got her attention and says he’s only asking for one small favor. Ava refuses to launder his money. Clyde says this job is easy. Clyde reveals that Gil hid a little black book at the Bistro and inside that book is all the information on his suppliers and dealers. Clyde says there is no digital trail on him as everything is in that book. Clyde declares that Ava is to get him that book and it is not to be placed in anyone else’s hands. Clyde points out that he’s not asking Ava to kill anybody or kidnap anybody or even betray her friends. Clyde says that book is the only trail back to him, so if she gets it to him, he will pick up and move his operations elsewhere so she’ll never have to hear from him again. Ava then tells Clyde that this is the last thing she will ever do for him and then she’s out.

Abe and Paulina talk about her upcoming treatment. Chanel arrives and says she brought some treats that are made to be on her approved foods list which excites Paulina. Chanel says she has to go but will have her phone on if they need her to come back as she reveals that she and Johnny are going to the Horton Cabin for a mini honeymoon. Paulina calls that wonderful and insists on them going.

Holly sits at home and thinks back to being with Tate. Johnny comes in and greets her, then asks what’s wrong. Holly complains that she has no life. Johnny has no idea what she’s talking about. Holly informs him that she and Tate are no longer allowed to see each other which Johnny says sucks. Holly adds that she’s not in love with Tate in case anyone tells him that, but she does really like him. Holly says it doesn’t matter because Nicole and EJ decided they are toxic for each other. Holly remarks that she thinks EJ and Nicole are a total mismatch. Johnny says he’s sorry that she and Tate can’t hang out. Holly blames herself for making such a mess out of everything. Johnny says they all mess up and she’s paying the consequences, but soon it will just be a bad memory. Johnny mentions that he and Chanel are getting away for the weekend, so he has to go pack. Holly says she’s really happy for them and hopes she finds that one day. Johnny tells her not to rush as she has loads of time. Johnny says when he gets back, if she still wants to talk, there will be no judgment. Johnny heads upstairs and then Rachel comes in and greets Holly. Rachel suggests they go paint their nails which Holly agrees to.

Wendy and Tripp return home as they finish their jogging. Wendy pulls out her phone and sees the Spectator article about Stefan being in jail after confessing to running drugs out of the Bistro. Tripp asks if it says anything about his mom. Wendy says just that Stefan’s ex-business partner declined to comment. Ava then comes in and greets them, asking if they are okay. Tripp responds that he’s fine but she has some explaining to do as he shows her the article. Tripp asks Ava what’s going on and why Stefan would do that. Ava claims not to know. Tripp thought they were both forced in to this shady stuff and threatened by Clyde. Ava guesses that Stefan felt so guilty about what happened to them. Tripp feels that doesn’t sound like Stefan but says who cares since it’s great news and Ava can finally put all of this behind her. Ava declares that she’s going to make a fresh start and she has started by quitting the Bistro since it’s too much bad luck and bad memories. Ava adds that her fresh start includes finding a new place to live.

Rachel and Holly paint their nails. Holly asks Rachel about school. Johnny and Chanel come in. Johnny announces they are taking off for their honeymoon. Holly tells them to have a great time. Johnny and Chanel then exit together.

Abe tells Paulina that he’s going to miss her. Paulina says she’s going to this procedure, knowing he will be at home waiting for her. Paulina says it comforts her knowing that he remembers their history and loves her as Abe hugs her.

Tripp questions Ava moving out. Ava jokes that newlyweds need their space. Wendy says they aren’t exactly but Ava says she heard they exchanged vows which Tripp and Wendy flash back to. Ava asks if they are going to make it official. Tripp says maybe, but for now their vows are on the backburner. Wendy agrees that they are just happy being together. Ava feels they still need their space. Tripp says she doesn’t have to do this. Ava argues that she nearly got them killed. Ava says they have been too generous and let her stay way too long. Ava thinks moving out on her own will be best for everyone.

Abe brings Paulina to the hospital where she prepares for her treatment. Abe encourages that it’s only for a few days. Tripp enters and greets them. Paulina says it’s good to see him. Abe adds that they are so relieved that Tripp and Wendy were rescued. Tripp thanks him. Paulina calls it a horrifying ordeal. Tripp says it was but they are okay now and feeling very lucky. Tripp mentions hearing they had an ordeal as well but with a really happy ending. Abe says they are blessed. Tripp tells Paulina that they will get started and explains that she will be taken to a special room to take the radioactive pill. Paulina asks if she and Abe can have a minute before she goes. Tripp agrees to send a nurse for her in ten minutes and exits the room. Abe then hugs Paulina.

Johnny and Chanel arrive on Smith Island as Johnny carries her in to the cabin. They talk about the place being private and cozy. Johnny jokes that they can be as loud as they want, unlike at the DiMera Mansion. Chanel wonders when anyone was last there. Johnny guesses it’s been awhile and decides he will get some firewood for them as he then exits.

Rachel tells Holly that she doesn’t like boys and is never getting married. They talk until Kristen walks in and orders Rachel to go upstairs, so she exits. Kristen questions what the hell Holly is doing. Holly responds that they were just hanging out. Kristen says not anymore and tells Holly to stay away from her daughter. Holly argues that they were just doing manicures like they used to. Kristen argues that Holly used to not do drugs back then. Holly says she’s not doing drugs now. Kristen questions if she’s lying now like she was before when she let Tate take the fall. Kristen complains that Tate is like a son to her and he’s also Rachel’s half-brother. Kristen asks how Rachel is going to feel when she finds out what Holly did to Tate. Kristen warns that if she finds her with Rachel again, she will regret it. EJ walks in and screams at Kristen that’s enough and that she will not talk to Holly like that anymore. Kristen complains about Holly and Rachel. EJ mocks her asking if they were doing their nails or listening to Cannibal Corpse. Kristen argues that Rachel is her daughter, so she will decide who she hangs out with. EJ brings up Kristen’s villainous history with Brady, Theresa, Marlena, and Eric to name a few. Kristen tells EJ to get off his high horse and storms out of the room. EJ remarks that Kristen makes his blood boil and says he’s sorry for losing his temper, but Holly thanks him for having her back. EJ tells her to let him know if Kristen gives her any more trouble as he then exits the room.

Wendy asks Ava if she needs help looking for a new place. Ava says she can manage. Wendy repeats that she doesn’t have to go. Ava admits that she’s been really good to her and she appreciates it as she then heads to her room.

Abe exits Paulina’s hospital room.

Johnny lights a fire at the Horton Cabin and tells Chanel that it should start to warm up soon. Chanel has an idea on speeding that up as they start kissing. They say they will love each other forever as they continue kissing.

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Michael and Willow go to the Metro Court to celebrate their wedding anniversary a few weeks early because their actual anniversary is close to Brook Lynn and Chase’s wedding.

Willow considers leaving the hospital and working for a charity in order to spend more time with her kids.

Carly rescues John when two guys beat him up outside of the Corinthians coffee office

Diane tells Jason the details of how Carly lost the Metro Court.

Nina asks Drew to put her on the board of Aurora Media so Michael won’t be able to ignore her. Drew and Nina have a heated argument and later they have sex.

Jason tells Diane to tell Sonny he intends to take back his half of Corinthos coffee and work at the Coffee office. Diane delivers the message to Sonny. Sonny arrives at the office later and tells Jason that he doesn’t want him there.

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This episode is centered around Ashley and the Abbott family having an intervention to persuade Ashley to get help.

Audra has a long talk with Sally and tells her about Ashley’s strange behavior.

Tucker goes to the Abbott house to talk to them about Ashley’s conversation with Audra where she spoke about herself in the third person telling Audra she had to warn Tucker about Ashley. Tucker also tells Ashley that he asked Audra to marry him.

In Ashley’s mind, her alter ego (named Ash) begs Ashley to wake up so she can stop Ms. Abbott from killing Tucker.

Ashley lashes out at her family for bringing up their past addictions, but they all pointed out they all got help to get better. Jack finally decides if Ashley won’t get help they will bring the help to her. Jack makes a phone call to get Ashley professional help.

Tucker tells Audra that now that the Abbotts are helping Ashley he can put Ashley in the past. Audra tells Tucker she wants to be in a committed relationship with him but she doesn’t want to get married.

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At the Brady Pub, Steve works on his laptop. John arrives and asks if he got anything. Steve gives him bad news that he’s done several deep searches and nothing has come up yet, so where ever Clyde has gone is definitely off the grid. Steve still can’t believe Clyde got away and says he should’ve known that Ava would double cross them. John says he won’t make excuses for Ava but she obviously wasn’t thinking straight since she was worried about her son’s life. Steve argues that Ava going rogue led to Clyde and Goldman getting away while Tripp and Wendy could have been killed anyway. John questions how they know that Ava doesn’t know more than she’s letting on.

Harris gets up and joins Ava in the kitchen at her apartment. Harris comments on her letting him sleep in and they kiss. Harris asks how she’s feeling after quitting her job at the Bistro. Ava responds that she feels free for the first time she can remember and like her life belongs to her again. Harris calls that a great way to start the day as they continue kissing.

Konstantin joins Maggie in the living room of the Kiriakis Mansion and asks if she’s okay. Maggie says she’s been reconciling in her mind with the many sides of Victor. Konstantin says they all have their past but what’s important is the present. Maggie calls him a remarkable man. Konstantin responds that he’s inspired by her.

Alex goes to the Titan office and finds Theresa. Alex tells her that her performance at their meeting was very impressive and that it’s good to have her back. Theresa admits it’s great to be back in the office and seeing sales go up. Brady arrives and jokes about it being true that Theresa is back in the office. Brady tells Theresa that he was going to call her as he was wondering if he could talk to her for a minute about Tate and Holly. Theresa questions what Holly did to their son now.

Harris and Ava have breakfast together. Harris comments that she made him a believer in vegan bacon. Harris gets a message on his phone that the audit has been wrapped up at the Bistro, the books are clean, and there’s nothing linking Ava to anything illegal at all. Ava is relieved and acknowledges Stefan taking responsibility. Harris points out that it was either that or go down for attempted murder of a cop. Ava still can’t believe Stefan took the fall. Harris assures that he did and that means it’s over but he’s not sure that she really believes it. Ava says she wants to, but feels too many people know she was involved and that it wasn’t Stefan working alone. Harris encourages that no one will say anything and that Clyde won’t care who takes the fall. Harris insists that those who know, Tripp, Wendy, Steve, and John all want to protect her. Harris declares that Clyde can’t hurt Ava now, so she’s free to start her life.

John asks Steve if he thinks Ava knows something she isn’t telling them. Steve says it’s hard to say but he knows she wants Clyde to pay for what he did to Tripp. John points out that it is Ava. Steve admits that as soon as you think you can trust Ava, you can be quickly reminded of being a gullible fool. John decides they should talk to Ava again before Clyde hurts anyone else while on the run. Steve says they wouldn’t be able to live with that. Kayla comes over and questions what they wouldn’t be able to live with.

Brady informs Theresa about Tate going to see Holly even after they told him not to. Theresa is shocked that Tate lied. Brady adds that EJ and Nicole were there, so he told them that they have to keep Holly away from Tate. Theresa says they obviously see that Holly and Tate are totally toxic for each other. Theresa doesn’t understand why Tate wants to see Holly after all she’s done to him. Brady calls it teen infatuation but thinks as long as the adults are aligned, things will settle down as they are kept separate and it will all be good. Theresa hugs Brady and thanks him so much for handling this because she would’ve lost it if she was there. Brady admits he almost lost it but they have to do what’s best for their son as Alex watches on from the corner.

Maggie tells Konstantin that she’s still processing his relationship with Victor, questioning how they developed a friendship over the years. Konstantin claims that they were mortal enemies but even in their darkest moments, they felt like kindred spirits. Maggie remarks that she didn’t think she would ever fall in love again when she lost Mickey, but she did and Victor was her second chapter. Maggie says she couldn’t have been more surprised as Victor had a big heart and deep devotion for his family. Maggie declares that’s the Victor she knew and loved. Konstantin says that’s the Victor they should both remember.

Steve tells Kayla that he’s surprised as he thought she was going to work. Kayla thought she’d pick up some food on her way and questions what Steve can’t live with. Steve responds that he can’t live with the fact that Clyde Weston got away or that he’s still out there. John tells Steve that they got to get a move on for their client meeting, so Steve tells Kayla they will talk later. Steve tells Kayla that he loves her and then exits with John.

Maggie tells Konstantin that he is very kind. Konstantin says she brings out the best in him, as she did with Victor. Maggie says she and Victor needed and adored each other, but she’s still struggling with what she knows about Victor’s past. Maggie adds that seeing Konstantin find peace has given her hope. Konstantin says hope holds them together and shines light on what is to come. Julie walks in and screams that the place is turning in to a madhouse, then asks if she’s interrupting.

Theresa tells Brady that she was a handful as a teenager but not like Tate and Holly. They agree they have to be united. Theresa prays that EJ and Nicole are on the same page. Theresa realizes she has to get to a meeting. Alex tells Theresa that he will be cooking dinner for when she gets home. Brady questions if he missed something. Alex then informs Brady that Theresa moved back in with him.

Harris asks about what Ava is going to do next. Ava talks about dreaming of being a fashion designer as a kid but that wasn’t in the cards with her family. Ava says cooking is now her passion so Harris suggests culinary school could be her next move. Harris says that whatever she chooses, he will be there and cheering her on as he believes in her. Ava says that means more than he knows. They are then interrupted by a knock at the door. Ava assumes it’s the groceries but answers the door to see Steve and John. Ava questions what they want. They respond that they are there to talk about Clyde Weston.

Julie tells Maggie that she’s not complaining but she’s just a little tired. Julie says she loves Thomas and Charlotte but questions when spring break ends. Konstantin says it’s time for his morning walk and asks Maggie to continue their conversation later over afternoon tea in the garden which Maggie agrees to as Konstantin exits. Julie then questions what she walked in on.

Brady is surprised since Theresa said she was staying at the Salem Inn. Theresa explains that she was but then she ran in to Alex. Alex points out that Theresa never really moved out since half of her belongings were still there. Theresa repeats that she has to go and tells Alex that she will see him at home as she exits.

Steve tells Ava that they didn’t realize she had company so they can come back another time but Harris says if it’s about Clyde, he’d like to hear it too. John says they were going over everything and wondered if Ava remembered anything new. Ava wishes she did but says she wasn’t Clyde’s confidant. Ava says she wants Clyde caught and put away as much as anyone. Harris talks about law enforcement doing their best and points out that John and Steve are really good at their job, so the more eyes looking for Clyde, the better. Harris asks John and Steve to let them know if they find anything because he wouldn’t want them taking things in to their own hands. John claims they wouldn’t dream of it. Steve decides they’ve taken up enough of their time. Ava decides she’s going to get ready to start her day and heads to her room. Harris suggests they keep each other in the loop. Steve agrees while John asks Steve to go ahead as he wants to pick Harris’ brain about a couple things. Steve tells John that he’ll see him back at the office and exits. John asks Harris since they are keeping each other in the loop, if he can get a look at Goldman’s personnel file. Harris says they’ve scoured everything they have on her while John feels fresh eyes can’t hurt. Harris tells John that he already knows that’s against policy. John argues that it might help put Clyde behind bars. John says they have both worked outside the lines from time to time. Harris asks if her personnel file is all she needs. John adds that he also has a personal question for him about them that they both have in common. John calls it a shared experience and he’s talking about what Megan did to him. Harris says he tries not to think about that. John asks how that’s working out for him. Harris admits in the beginning, it wasn’t good, until he went to Bayview and that helped a lot mostly thanks to Marlena. John wonders if that’s enough sometimes. Harris asks what he means. John asks Harris if he’s afraid that he’s nothing but a ticking time bomb and that anytime, it could happen all over again.

After Maggie fills Julie in, Julie calls it terrible for Konstantin to lose his daughter that way and worries about the agony for John feeling responsible. Maggie comments on knowing that Victor played a part in it and says she’s had to dig deep in her feelings about who Victor really was. Julie calls Victor a complicated paradox but says Doug is too as he certainly has a past, but now he’s a model citizen and the most loving man she ever met. Julie encourages that Maggie brought out the best in Victor. Maggie says Julie has a gift for saying the right thing and lifting everyone’s spirits. Julie toasts to them knowing how to pick them.

Brady questions Alex about he and Theresa going from almost engaged to roommates again. Alex asks why not since it gives Theresa a chance to find her own place and claims there’s no hidden agenda, as he just wants what is best for her. Alex thinks Theresa has the ability to make serious waves in the company. Brady comments on Alex sounding like Victor there, so he’s glad that he’s pushing that legacy forward. Alex says finding out Victor was his father put another level of pressure on him, so he just wants to make him proud. Brady encourages that he thinks Victor would be very proud. Alex says he appreciates that and he’s happy to hear that Tate was exonerated. Brady talks about the challenges and wanting Tate to know what a healthy relationship is. Brady adds that he wants the same thing for Theresa which is why he’s warning Alex not to screw with her.

Theresa walks through the town square and runs in to Konstantin, who says he’s been trying to reach her but she never responds. Theresa argues that she’s been busy, the world doesn’t revolve around him, and she’s in a rush. Konstantin wants an update on her relationship with Alex. Theresa informs him that he’ll be pleased to hear that she moved back in to Alex’s apartment, but she’s keeping it strictly platonic as roommates in separate rooms. Konstantin says that’s for now. Theresa questions if she’s not moving fast enough for him. Konstantin responds that what he’s about to say might surprise her.

Steve brings flowers to Kayla in her office. Kayla questions what he did. Steve asks if he can’t just bring his wife flowers. Kayla says not unless he’s done something she won’t be happy about. Kayla adds that it was so obvious at the Pub that something was going on. Kayla asks Steve to talk to her. Steve says he hates keeping secrets from her but he doesn’t want to put her in a position of having to lie for him. Kayla argues that he knows she has his back and would do anything for him, so she asks him to tell her what’s going on. Steve tells her to sit down because it’s a long story.

Harris tells John that he’d be lying if he said it didn’t cross his mind that it could happen all over again, but working with the doctors and working on himself saved him. Harris says he has to live with what he did as that’s never going to change. Harris admits in the beginning, it was tough as he was so overwhelmed with the guilt. John asks how he dealt with it. Harris says he just kept reminding himself that those actions were not committed freely, so he wasn’t responsible for those actions. Harris can see that John is still struggling. Harris says it took him a long time to come to terms with his past. Harris encourages that John has to tell himself every day that it was not his fault and put the blame where the blame belongs on the people who tried to control him. Harris declares that they were victims, but to continue to not be victimized by them, he has to forgive himself.

Kayla can’t believe it and questions Steve, John, and Ava creating this whole hazmat incident as a cover to extract Clyde Weston from prison. Kayla goes over Steve breaking a dangerous criminal and convicted murderer out of prison. Steve says he was desperate and afraid he’d never see his son again. Kayla complains that he negotiated with a terrorist. Steve feels he had no choice because he knew Clyde would kill Tripp and Wendy if he didn’t do something. Kayla questions breaking him out of prison being the only option. Kayla adds that it’s not shocking that Ava double crossed him which Steve admits they should’ve anticipated. Kayla complains that Steve would trust Ava. Steve argues that time was not on their side and he thought he was going to lose his son. Steve knew it’d be dangerous. Kayla asks how he could do something so stupid.

Alex says that Brady has given him a lot of insight and advice in regards to Theresa. Alex feels his subtext was that a recovering addict is always on the verge of a relapse and now he’s telling him not to screw with her. Brady doesn’t want things to end badly for her and just wants her to be okay. Alex feels it just goes further than that with all his interventions. Alex believes Brady is far more interested in Theresa than just as the mother of his child. Brady assures that’s not the case as he wants Theresa to be stable as her life is complicated enough without involving Kristen. Alex questions why she’d have to deal with Kristen. Brady points out that Kristen is going to be around if she and Alex are dating. Alex points out that it’d be a plus for Brady because Kristen being around would drive Theresa right back to him. Brady repeats that he just wants the best for Theresa and that’s the extent of his concern. Alex says he’s not very convincing and he thinks Brady is lying to himself. Brady decides he should leave then. Alex reminds him that Theresa is back under his roof and whatever happens between them is between them. Brady says the notice is served loud and clear as he exits the office.

Konstantin tells Theresa that nothing attracts men like Alex more than forbidden fruit. Konstantin says he’s observed this over the years. Theresa mocks his expertise. Konstantin argues that they both know men like Alex will want what they cannot have, so she must create that illusion for him, so he will run right in to her arms and her bed. Theresa says she already knew that and that he’ll be pleased to know her plan is to slow burn until Alex is consumed by the flames of passion. Theresa then walks away.

Steve tells Kayla that he’s not proud of what he did and he wishes he hadn’t agreed to it, but it was an awful sudden turn of events and asks Kayla to try to understand that. Kayla can’t understand why Steve ever trusted Ava. Steve argues that he keeps telling her that he was desperate and thought his son was going to die. Steve adds that things would’ve been different if Ava came to him as soon as Clyde got his hooks into her. Kayla complains that she didn’t because Ava is incapable of thinking about anyone other than herself before it’s too late. Steve shouts that she doesn’t have to remind him. Kayla feels she obviously does because Steve was deceived by Ava again in the worst possible way. Kayla complains that every time they are sucked in to Ava’s vortex, they are the ones who suffer and Steve should know better, but he let it happen again. Kayla declares there is no damn excuse for that as she then storms out of her office.

Brady joins John in the town square and says he wanted to talk to him. John asks if everything is okay. Brady says there’s nothing to report but he knows something has been weighing on John and he feels he hasn’t been attentive. John says to forget about him and talk about something good for a change like Tate coming home. Brady calls that a big relief and mentions their plan to go to a Cubs game this weekend. Brady invites John to join them which John says he would love. Brady still wants to know how John is doing. John responds that he’s feeling a lot better today. Brady says he can see that in his eyes, like he finally found peace or something. John says that’s what he’s been praying for and he’s starting to feel like his prayers are being answered.

Maggie tells Julie how much she lifts her spirits and how she keeps her optimism even in the darkest of times. Julie says the alternative would be to sink in to despair. Julie says Maggie makes her faith in the human race rise because she is all heart. Julie asks Maggie how Holly is doing. Maggie says she’s fine, physically, but confessed that it was her drugs that she overdosed on and not Tate’s. Maggie says on one hand, she’s relieved that Holly is home and Brady and Theresa have that weight off their shoulders but on the other hand, she’s sad to know her granddaughter is using drugs. Julie encourages that they are all here for her and Maggie is not alone. Julie then points out that Maggie is not alone that often these days as she and Konstantin seem to be growing closer. Maggie confirms they are and says he’s become a very good friend.

Alex comes home to Theresa, who is folding her lingerie as part of her laundry which distracts Alex. Alex says he’s going to shower and then will start cooking. Theresa remarks that her mission is close to accomplished.

Ava comes back to the living room and kisses Harris. Ava asks what’s wrong. Harris says he was just going to his place to get some clothes for work and assuming he’s going to stay the night, so he will be right back. Ava tells him that he knows where she’ll be as he then exits. Ava then gets a phone call from an unknown number. Ava answers and it’s Clyde, calling from the park. Clyde says hello and bets that she thought she was rid of him.

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Cole and Victoria take Claire to the jazz lounge and tell her how Neil was almost her stepfather.

Nikki decides to sneak sips of vodka to get her through the anniversary party and catching Jordan. Nikki promises herself, that once Jordan is caught, she will focus on regaining her sobriety.

Tucker and Audra decide they don’t need a piece of paper to have a committed relationship.

Ashley battles with her two personalities, Ms. Abbott and Ash. Ms. Abbott tells Ash that Ashley won’t be blamed in her plan to get rid of Tucker because Audra will be blamed.

Traci tells Jack, Diane, and Billy about Ashley’s blackouts. Ashley arrives home and isn’t happy when she sees that her family has put together an intervention.

Lily refuses to let Daniel keep the rights to the Princess Louisa video game, so Daniel tells Lily he intends to sue Chancellor-Winters for the rights to the game he created.

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Tate (now played by Leo Howard) greets Brady at home. Brady tells him it’s a great morning because Tate is finally home. Brady tells him he’s got coffee ready and is making him breakfast. Tate mentions sleeping better than he has in months. Brady credits finally being in his own room again. Tate can’t believe it’s already April and it’s like he wasted 3 months. Brady declares that he’s finally free again and asks if he had fun at Buddy’s house. Tate claims he just hung out with a couple friends who caught him up on the viral videos he missed while locked up. Brady says it’s good that he’s reconnecting with his friends and making up for lost time. Tate comments that reconnecting was great…

Nicole talks with Holly at home about her physical therapy going well. Holly asks if that means she can stop going soon but Nicole tells her that she still has a few more sessions. Nicole tells Holly that she is really proud of her hard work. Holly asks if she’s proud enough to give her phone back and let her leave the house by herself but Nicole says not yet. Holly remarks that at least she can be alone in her room then and storms off upstairs.

EJ is in the living room on the phone with Mr. Shin, relating to the loss of a son. EJ confirms that Stefan has been put in jail because he was in cahoots with Clyde Weston and his drug ring. EJ assures that it will be dealt with and hangs up as Nicole appears in the doorway.

At the Spectator office, Leo talks to Chad about his daily horoscope as they are both pisces. Leo reads that pickles will be a great source of joy for him this week and tantric is not a cuss word to be used around the office but says he’ll leave that part out. Everett arrives and greets them. Chad questions what he’s doing there. Everett says considering what’s been going on lately, he’s been working from home but he came to share news with Chad in person because it directly affects him. Everett reveals that his sources at the Salem PD told him that Stefan is in jail which Chad questions as he hasn’t heard anything about that. Leo asks why Stefan is in jail and asks if Chad is alright. Chad says he’s just a bit shocked but guesses he shouldn’t be. Chad asks what Everett knows about why Stefan is in jail. Everett then reveals that Stefan confessed to running drugs for Clyde Weston.

At the Brady Pub, Sloan tells Eric that she has to go for several client meetings. Eric comments on her working hard. Sloan mentions the expenses piling up since they have a kid now. Eric comments on his photography business not taking off yet. Stephanie comes over and greets them. Stephanie tells them not to hesitate if they ever need a babysitter as she misses being around kids, especially Thomas and Charlotte. Stephanie mentions going through a rough time. Eric asks if something happened with Everett. Stephanie confirms that something did and she was totally blindsided.

At the police station, Jada brings a box to Rafe in his office. Jada says it’s from her storage with all her divorce documents from her awful time in Seattle with Bobby. Rafe tells Jada that he’s sorry for what was found. Jada tells him not to be and insists that she is not still legally married to Bobby Stein and that somewhere in the box, there will be proof.

Tate and Brady finish breakfast at home. Brady asks if Tate has any plans for spring break. Tate says he thought he’d still be locked up in the halfway house so he didn’t make any plans. Brady suggests they go to the Cubs vs. Dodgers baseball game. Tate agrees that sounds fun. Brady brings up that he knows Tate recently felt like nobody believed him about the drugs and like no one was in his corner. Brady understands how rough that must have been but he’s proud of the way Tate handled it. Tate brings up how he stole Theresa’s phone and broke out of the halfway house. Brady talks about how they all make mistakes but it’s how they atone for them that builds character. Brady encourages Tate to put the past behind him. Tate admits he’s nervous to go back to school and now that he has a phone, he can see what all the kids are saying about him and what happened. Brady points out that his real friends stood up for him. Tate asks if he can go hang out with them. Brady says sure and asks which friends. Tate says he and his friends were going to go to the mall. Brady offers to give him a ride but Tate says he will walk. Tate thanks him as Brady tells him to have fun. Tate heads to his room while Brady looks concerned.

Rafe and Jada look through Jada’s box until she finds her divorce decree and presents it to Rafe. Rafe jokes that he’s relieved to not be sleeping with a married woman.

Stephanie sits with Eric and Sloan to fill them in on Everett being Bobby Stein, but having no memory of being married to Jada or seeing her before meeting in Salem. Sloan calls that strange and complicated. Sloan asks Eric if Jada ever mentioned much about her marriage to Bobby. Eric says she didn’t much. Stephanie says it was obviously a very tough time for Jada and now she finds out that she was the other woman while Everett doesn’t remember being married. Eric and Sloan hope Stephanie finds forgiveness for her own peace of mind. Sloan guesses they’ll never really know what Everett was going through and feels that no one should judge unless they walk in someone’s shoes. Sloan wishes she could stay and hear more but she has to go meet a client. Sloan wishes Stephanie luck and then exits the Pub. Eric tells Stephanie that he’s really sorry for what she’s going through. Stephanie is sorry for the way she handled it since every time she tries to talk to Jada, she just gets more upset with her. Stephanie explains that Jada blames her for not knowing that Everett was married when they got together and wonders why she didn’t do a background check or find it odd that she never met his friends or family. Stephanie adds that now that she knows Everett cheated on Jada and blew up their marriage, Jada is furious that she hasn’t turned her back on him.

Sloan joins Rafe and Jada in Rafe’s office. Jada thanks her for meeting with her. Sloan informs her that she coincidentally just ran in to Stephanie at the Pub and she filled her in on everything with Everett, Bobby, and how upset Jada is with her. Jada tells Sloan that she’s sure Stephanie played the victim. Sloan says that Stephanie seemed extremely sad about the whole thing but she didn’t let her know that Jada called and let her believe she didn’t know anything about it. Sloan assures that she takes client confidentiality very seriously. Jada says she appreciates that and then presents Sloan with the divorce decree that she found. Sloan reveals that she spoke to Rafe’s friend and more details are coming to light. Sloan informs them that the divorce decree was not signed by Bobby so she is technically still married to Robert Stein.

Chad finishes a call with EJ and informs Everett and Leo that EJ confirmed Stefan confessed and was arrested but he declined to comment further. Chad recalls the last time he saw Stefan, he was really drunk and an emotional mess. Chad guesses it makes sense now knowing he was working under Clyde and maybe it was a cry for help. Leo gets a text and says he has to go as he has a lead on a story, so he quickly exits. Everett informs Chad that he wrote up a story and asks if they are going to post it. Chad says of course. Everett asks Chad if he’s sure, reminding him that last time he was going to write about Stefan being involved in the drug ring, he asked him to look the other way so maybe he wants him to cover this up too. Chad thinks back to ordering Everett to remove everything about Holly’s overdose at the Bistro from their paper.

EJ informs Nicole that the DiMera Board got wind of Stefan’s arrest, the stocks are way down, and they are furious so now they want to kick Stefan out. EJ doesn’t blame the board since they have been working hard to recreate the image and Stefan being connected to a drug ring is the last thing DiMera needs. Nicole wonders if Stefan is responsible for the drugs that put Holly in a coma. EJ admits that he could be but says all he knows is that Stefan helped Clyde distribute drugs through the Bistro because Clyde threatened to kill Gabi if he didn’t fall in line, so he was trying to protect his wife. Nicole argues that doesn’t make it right. Brady walks in and declares none of this is right. EJ tells Brady that this isn’t a good time. Brady argues that his son lost three months of his life, so they are going to listen to what he has to say. Nicole asks what he wants. Brady responds that he wants what he’s already demanded and that’s a public apology from EJ to Tate and for EJ to admit that he was wrong to accuse Tate of a crime that he did not commit. Brady declares that’s what he wants and what he will get for his son and his son’s family. Brady asks if EJ has a problem with that.

Jada doesn’t understand how the divorce decree isn’t valid. Sloan repeats that Robert never signed it. Jada argues that the error never would’ve been discovered if not for Rafe’s friend. Rafe says he was just trying to help. Sloan feels it would’ve come out eventually and she needs the paper to be legit if she ever wants to get remarried. Sloan encourages that it’s not an insurmountable problem as all she has to do is get Robert Stein to sign the papers. Jada declares that she will do that right now.

Chad tells Everett that when the raid at the Bistro turned up nothing, he chose to believe his brother and now he owns that it was a mistake. Chad tells Everett to write his damn story and they aren’t covering anything up. Stephanie arrives and says she hopes she’s not interrupting as she came to announce that she decided to stay on as the Spectator’s PR person. Stephanie thinks it’s best if Chad is her primary point of contact which Everett says makes sense. Everett then gets a call from Jada, who says she needs him to meet her at the Pub right now. Everett says he can’t because he’s at work but Jada says it will take five minutes so Everett agrees to meet. Everett tells Chad to take a look at what he wrote and see if he likes it. Everett says he’ll be back and exits, leaving Stephanie wondering what that was about.

EJ tells Brady that he would have no problem issuing a public apology to Tate. Brady says he didn’t think that he would consider the hell Tate has been through due to EJ’s bias and Holly’s deceit. Holly then comes downstairs and tells them that she’s going to take a walk around the garden, so she exits through the side door. Holly goes around the corner and meets Tate at the front door. Holly informs Tate that Brady is inside which surprises him. Tate assures her that Brady didn’t know he was coming here. Tate then surprises Holly with a burner phone and says now they can talk anytime but she’ll have to keep it hidden. Holly calls him a lifesaver as they hug.

Leo walks through the town square and runs in to Eric with Jude. Leo shows Eric his new scarf and talks about the sale at the store. Leo offers to watch Jude if Eric wants to go do some shopping. Eric calls it a kind offer but says he and Sloan are budgeting right now with a lot of expenses. Leo tells Eric that he was honored to be included in the Christening. Eric thanks him for his kind words.

Holly asks Tate if he’s adjusting to life on the outside. Tate says he’s doing so much better and he’s relieved to be out of the halfway house as it was beyond horrible. Holly says she’s really sorry. Tate says it’s okay as he’s out now and gets to hang out with her. Tate calls spring break a waste and says he’s not ready to go back to school. Holly guesses they have no choice. Tate points out that their parents can’t keep them separated while at school. Holly suggests they agree to find each other in between periods, hold hands in the hall, and find a private space to be together at lunch. Tate says he has the perfect spot under a tree. They kiss until they hear the gardener. Holly decides they should say goodbye before Nicole sees them.

Nicole tells Brady that she told Holly to apologize to Tate but also to Brady and Theresa. Brady wants that made clear to EJ as well. EJ says he will issue a public apology but argues that he only went where the evidence pointed and the law. Brady argues that the evidence only pointed towards Tate because of EJ’s bias against Tate and his hatred for him. Nicole tells them both to stop. Nicole tells EJ that none of this would’ve gotten out of hand if Holly didn’t do drugs in the first place or told them the truth when she woke up and Tate screwed things up by covering for her. Nicole states that the truth is out now and the kids need them to be united, so they need to set a good example. EJ agrees that they all need to take the high road. EJ apologizes to Brady for accusing his son of a crime he did not commit and says his office will issue a statement as soon as possible. Brady says he looks forward to that as they shake hands.

Everett goes to the Brady Pub and meets Jada, Rafe, and Sloan. Everett asks Jada what this is about. Jada responds that it’s a personal matter and informs him that she’s hired Sloan as her lawyer. Jada informs Everett that she asked him for a divorce when she found out he was cheating on her. Everett repeats that he doesn’t remember her so he doesn’t remember being married or divorced. Jada informs him that they never got divorced, so under the law, they are still married.

Nicole and EJ walk Brady out of the living room. After they leave, Holly and Tate sneak in through the side door but Brady comes back and catches them, questioning what the hell Tate is doing here. EJ and Nicole come back in as well. Nicole tells Holly that she can’t believe this.

Chad complains to Stephanie about letting Stefan use him and how every time the DiMeras start to rebuild their image, something like this happens. Chad notes Stephanie is distracted and guesses it’s about Everett. Stephanie says it’s all such a mystery if he’s Everett or Bobby and if she should hate him for deceiving her and Jada or if she should stand by him. Stephanie states that she doesn’t want to believe he meant to hurt either of them.

Everett questions still being married since he doesn’t remember being married in the first place. Jada says what he remembers isn’t relevant at this point and tells Sloan to show him the papers. Sloan gives the papers to Everett and he signs them. Everett declares that’s it but Sloan looks at his signature and questions what the hell this is.

Eric finds an envelope from the landlord, revealing that Sloan has not paid the rent.

Brady tells Tate that they are leaving now, reminding him that he told her not to see Holly. Holly responds that she wanted to see Tate too. Brady doesn’t care and says he doesn’t want Tate around her after she let him take the fall for her drug overdose and almost jeopardized his future. Brady is surprised Tate even wants to be around her. Tate declares that he forgives Holly but Brady says he shouldn’t. Nicole agrees with Brady that Holly and Tate shouldn’t hang out together for the time being. Holly argues that they can’t do that to them. Tate complains that they aren’t angry with each other and only the adults are angry. Brady announces that the adults agree so Holly and Tate are not to see each other anymore.

Chad tells Stephanie that she has to take care of herself first and she does that by distancing herself from Everett. Chad knows she’s hurt and confused. Chad doesn’t think it will be good for her to stand by Everett and suggests letting him lean on someone else. Stephanie points out that he doesn’t have anyone else in Salem. Chad offers to lend an ear when Everett needs it but Stephanie doesn’t think he will want to open up to him. Chad jokes that he can branch out and join a softball league, go to church, or find some way to meet new people. Stephanie doesn’t think those would interest him. Chad feels there’s plenty of other ways to meet people. Chad doesn’t want his advice to come across as sounding jealous because that’s not it. Chad says that Stephanie is his friend and he cares about her a lot, so he doesn’t want to see her get hurt any more than she already has.

Sloan points out that Everett signed the papers as Everett Lynch but she needs him to sign as Bobby Stein because that is who is married to Jada. Everett argues that he’s not that man and declares that he’s sorry but he can’t sign for him because that would be forgery. Everett tells Jada that he’s sorry but she’s going to have to find another way to get her divorce.

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Everett told Chad that Stefan was in jail. Chad and Leo wondered why Stefan was in jail. Everett said Stefan confessed to running drugs for Clyde. Stephanie ran into Eric and Sloan and talked about Everett. Jada brought her divorce documents to the police station to prove to Rafe that she divorced Bobby. Rafe apologized for finding out that she was married to Bobby. Jada told him not to be sorry because she was going to prove that she and Bobby were divorced. She checked through her box and found the divorce papers. Rafe was relieved to know he wasn’t sleeping with a married woman. Stephanie told Sloan and Eric that Everett didn’t have any memory of being Bobby. Sloan asked if Eric if Jada ever talked about her marriage. Eric said she didn’t say much about him. Stephane said Jada thought she was the other woman. Sloan sympathized with Jada but didn’t think people should judge Everett until they knew what he was going through. When Sloan left, Stephanie talked to Eric about Jada being upset with her. Sloan met with Rafe and Jada at the police station. She let Jada know she ran into Stephanie at the pub. Jada showed Sloan her divorce papers and said she and Bobby weren’t married. Sloan said she spoke to Rafe’s friend Vincent and found out that Bobby never signed the divorce papers. She said they were still married. Chad talked to Everett about the last time he saw Stefan. He said it was a cry for help. Everett said he finished the story and asked if he wanted him to publish it. Chad told him to publish it. Everett said the last time he wanted to write the story he wanted him to bury it. He wanted to make sure Chad wasn’t going to bury it again. EJ talked to Nicole about the board finding out about Stefan’s arrest. He said the board was going to get rid of Stefan if he didn’t leave on his own. Nicole asked if Stefan was responsible for the drugs that put Holly in a coma. EJ said he could be. He said he was doing what Clyde wanted in order to save her life. While they were talking, Brady showed up. Brady said he wanted a public apology for Tate. He said he wanted EJ to admit to being wrong for accusing Tate of doing something he didn’t do. Brady said he wanted it and that was what EJ was going to do.

Jada wanted to know why her divorce decree wasn’t valid. Sloan said Bobby never signed it. Jada said no one would know about it if it weren’t for Rafe’s friend. Rafe said he was trying to help. Sloan said the problem was fixable. She said Vincent gave her the divorce papers for her to sign. Jada wanted to take care of it right away. While Chad and Everett were talking, Stephanie showed up and told them she was going to continue representing the paper. She said she wanted Chad to be the person she contacted. Jada called Everett and asked him to come to meet with her. He agreed to meet her. EJ told Brady that he didn’t have a problem making a public apology for Tate. Brady said he didn’t think he would after what he said about Tate and Holly’s deceit. Holly showed up and said she was going for a walk. When Holly went outside, Tate was there. She told him his father was there. Tate gave her a burner phone. Holly asked how he was doing. He said he was glad to be out of the halfway house. She apologized for what she did. They talked about their parents not keeping them apart at school. Nicole told Brady that she told Holly to apologize to Tate and Theresa. Brady told her to tell her husband that as well. EJ said he went by the evidence for why he went after Tate. Brady said EJ did it because of his hatred of him. Nicole pulled EJ aside and told him everything happened because Holly took drugs. She said they should do the right thing. EJ agreed with her. He apologized to Brady and was going to issue a letter of apology as soon as possible. Everett met with Jada and Rafe at the pub. Sloan mention the divorce papers, but Everett didn’t know what she was talking about. Jada said she asked him for a divorce. Everett asked why he would remember a divorcing her when he didn’t remember marrying her. Jada told him they were still married. Brady, EJ, and Nicole caught Tate and Holly together. Chad told Stephanie that he was an idiot for trusting Stefan. While Chad was talking, he noticed that Stephanie was distracted. She said she was confused about Everett and didn’t know if he meant to hurt her or Jada. Sloan showed Everett the divorce papers. Everett signed the papers. Sloan asked him about his signature. Brady told Tate that he warned him to stay away from Holly. Holly said she wanted to see him. Brady said Tate shouldn’t be around her because she accused him of drugging her. Nicole agreed that they should stay away from each other. Tate said he forgave Holly. Brady said they had to stay away from each other. Chad told Stephanie to let Everett lean on someone else. She said Everett didn’t have anyone else in Salem. Chad said Everett could lean on him. Stephanie thought that was nice, but Everett wouldn’t open up to him. Sloan told Everett that he signed the wrong name. She told him to sign Bobby. Everett said he wouldn’t sign the name Bobby because he wasn’t that man. He told her to find another way to get the divorce.

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Kate went to see Lucas at the Monastery. She wasn’t sure if they had enough evidence to get him out of there. Lucas wondered if he had to stay there to finish out his time. Tate wasn’t happy that Theresa didn’t want him talking to Holly. He insisted that he wanted to get out. Tate hadn’t seen his friends in a long time. Brady wanted to make sure he wasn’t going to see Holly. Tate assured him that he wasn’t going to see her. Brady agreed to let him go. Nicole talked to Holly about the drugs. Holly thought she would be grounded. Nicole wanted to make sure her punishment fit the crime. She recapped everything Holly did. Nicole knew she was trying to protect her. Holly said she did try to protect her. Nicole felt like she was protecting herself. Kate didn’t want to give up on freeing Lucas. She reminded him that he helped with Clyde. Kate planned on going to the governor to free Lucas. Nicole wanted Holly to apologize to Tate and his parents for what she did. Holly said she couldn’t talk to Tate because they don’t want her too. Nicole didn’t blame them because she made him lose time. Holly wondered if Nicole forgave her for what she did. Brady and Theresa were grateful Tate was home. He felt like the nightmare was over. Theresa didn’t think Tate would be happy to see her things in his room. She wanted him to sleep in his own bed. Brady offered his bed to her. He said he would stay on the couch and she could stay in his room. Things got awkward when he assumed that she wanted to share his bed with her. Theresa said it was time for her to move out of the house. Holly told Nicole that drugs were everywhere. Nicole wanted to know if she was using before she overdosed. Holly admitted that she drank during the holidays. Nicole couldn’t believe she missed it. She wanted to trust Holly, but she showed her that she couldn’t do it.

Kate didn’t want Lucas to do anything to make Clyde come after him. She warned him that Clyde is all about revenge. He wondered if he wasn’t going to be safe until Clyde was dead. Brady let Theresa know that she could stay with him, but she felt she needed to go. She was happy that they worked on the same side for once. Holly didn’t understand why her mother didn’t trust her when she told the truth. Nicole told her that she didn’t learn anything. She said she had to earn her trust back. Nicole wanted her to go to therapy. Holly thought she wanted to send her to rehab and rejected the idea. Nicole chastised her for telling her that she didn’t want to go to rehab. Holly tried to throw her past up in her face, but Nicole put her in her place. Nicole continued to yell at her about her behavior. She grounded Holly indefinitely. Holly had to give her the phone and her car keys. She refused to give up her phone and keys. Holly wanted her to let her live. She reminded her that she used her phone to become self-sufficient. Holly called her out for being with different men. Nicole was about to slap her, but she stopped herself. She demanded the phone. Holly gave her the phone, but refused to give her the password to it.

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Natalia has a meeting with Brook Lynn about Blake’s career and Brook Lynn makes it clear that Blaze is making decisions about her career.

Dante has a welcome home celebration with Sam, Rocco, Danny, and Scout. Dante advises Sam not to keep Danny from seeing Jason because he will just want to see him more.

Josslyn and Kristina argue about Sonny because Josslyn thinks Sonny is a murderer and Kristina defends her father.

Jack Brennan refuses to tell Anna who is the head of Pikeman now that he is in prison. Jack also tells Anna he is being framed and asks her to find out the identity of the person who is framing him.

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Terry tells Tracy her health is fine but, she thinks she may be clinically depressed and suggests she should go to see Kevin. Tracy doesn’t want to make an appointment to see Kevin, so Terry suggests that she get some exercise and socialize with people who have similar interests. Tracy celebrates her birthday by starting to ride horses again. Tracy tells Cody she will start riding twice a week.

Laura is happy because she finally got city workers to be included in General Hospital’s health plan. Trina tells Curtis she still misses Spencer very much. Curtis tells Trina grieving takes time, but she will find love again.

Josslyn tells Dex that being a cop is more dangerous than working for Sonny. Dex tells Jocelyn that he was invited to join the police force and they will take his military service in place of a high school diploma, so all he has to do is pass the test. Josslyn tells Dex she is reconsidering becoming a doctor.

Kevin and Laura notice a change in Heather after her surgery and consider getting her case reopened so she doesn’t have to return to prison. Portia gets very upset with Kevin and Laura for considering this and tells them that if they do this she will fight to keep Heather in prison for the sake of her family and the other victims of Heather’s crimes.

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Billy suggests to Lily that they should run Chancellor-Winters together and let Devon run the music division. Lily doesn’t think that Jill and Mamie will like that idea.

Adam and Chelsea are heartbroken that the center where Connor is getting treatment told them to leave because Connor told the doctors that his parents’ problems are his fault. Billy and Sally provide support to Adam and Chelsea and assure them that they are good parents who love Connor very much. Billy and Sally also tell Adam that Connor will get the help he needs at the treatment center to deal with his OCD.

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Kate brings Lucas snacks and books at the monastery that he’s staying at. Lucas complains about having no internet but admits that it’s better than prison. Lucas tells Kate that he’s praying a lot to get out, see his family, and get his life back.

Marlena finds Alex at Small Bar and notes that she hasn’t seen him for awhile. Alex invites her to sit and assumes that Brady updated her on the latest. Marlena confirms that Brady told her that Alex has moved on with Kristen which made her wonder why she would get involved with somebody who is so difficult, but she thought maybe he had some ulterior motive.

Brady and Theresa bring Tate home. Tate says it feels amazing especially after having his ankle monitor removed. Theresa says they are just so glad he’s there. Brady asks if Tate wants to take a nap but Tate says he’s too wired and hungry. Theresa says Brady will go get him whatever he wants but Tate says he’d like to go out as he would really like to be around people since he hasn’t seen his friends in awhile. Tate mentions texting his friends about hanging out. Theresa tells him that if Holly is one of those friends, he can forget it and stay home.

Holly goes to the living room of the DiMera Mansion where Nicole tells her that she’s going to talk and Holly’s going to listen.

Alex questions Marlena’s insinuations. Paulina arrives and says she hopes she’s not late. Marlena says not at all and informs Alex that she and Paulina are having kind of a girls night out. Alex tells Paulina that it’s good to see her and he’s very happy to hear about her recovery. Paulina asks if there’s a reason he’s buttering her up. Alex responds that he just appreciates strong, beautiful women. Paulina feels he appreciates a whole lot of women. Alex says it was good to see them and exits. Paulina hopes Alex is a patient of Marlena’s because she guesses he needs some help. Marlena asks how Paulina is. Paulina says she’s glad that she asked her to come out since it’s been too long. Marlena mentions she was going to decide on the Bistro but it hasn’t reopened yet which Paulina decides is probably for the best. Paulina talks about sticking to her diet before the rest of her treatment. Paulina tells Marlena that she will be ordering a vodka.

Kate tells Lucas that she’s praying too. Lucas hoped she could do a little more than that. Kate reminds him that the deal to shorten his sentence was never finalized. Lucas complains that it’s not his fault that he got attacked before he could finish his plan to out Clyde. Kate points out that now that Clyde has escaped, she’s not sure what they could do to persuade them to let Lucas out of prison early. Lucas asks if Kate’s saying he’s stuck here and has to do his time.

Tate tells Theresa that he didn’t mention Holly’s name and questions if they are going to continue to treat him like a prisoner. Tate complains that he’s been stuck in prison and then a halfway house for months. Theresa argues that they just don’t want Tate to be around Holly for obvious reasons. Brady understands Tate wants to see his friends but thinks Theresa was hoping he’d stay home tonight because they missed him. Tate says he missed them too but he saw them when they visited and he hasn’t seen his friends in forever, so he asks if he can go out just for tonight. Brady asks Tate to be sure he’s not going to see Holly which he confirms, so Brady tells Tate to have fun then. Tate promises he won’t be out late as he then goes to get ready.

Nicole asks Holly what she thinks her consequences should be for what she did. Holly admits she thought she would be grounded by now. Nicole wanted to make sure she thought things through and that she wasn’t coming from a place of anger and hurt. Nicole knows the purpose of consequences is to stop the behavior from happening in the future. Holly asks if she talks about that in therapy with Marlena, guessing it’s mostly about her. Nicole tells her that’s none of her business but she wanted to make sure the punishment fit the crime. Nicole points out that Holly lied to the police and let EJ prosecute an innocent bystander who was her friend. Nicole adds that even if Holly was trying to protect her, she thinks part of her was trying to protect herself. Nicole argues that she is supposed to protect Holly and if she was just honest from the beginning, none of this would’ve happened. Holly agrees and decides whatever punishment she has, she knows she deserves it.

Kate tells Lucas that she’s not giving up on getting him out. Kate brings up that Harris recovered and is out of the hospital. Lucas argues that Harris needs to step up since he got him in to this mess and keeps making promises he can’t keep. Kate declares that if Harris doesn’t come through, she’s going straight to the Governor because one way or another, Lucas is getting his freedom back.

Paulina says she’s not supposed to have more than one alcoholic drink a day on her diet and she’s indulging tonight on her girls night out with Marlena. Marlena is glad they could make it happen. Paulina complains about her treatment but says she’s grateful to be alive to go through it. Marlena knows it might be difficult for her to be in isolation since she’s usually so active but encourages that maybe she can relish the quiet. Paulina says she had weeks of that in the hospital, so she’s over that. Paulina declares that she won’t relish anything about sitting in isolation, especially being separated from her husband.

Nicole tells Holly that the first thing she’s going to do is make amends with Tate. Holly argues that’s kind of hard to do when his parents don’t want her seeing him. Nicole says that Holly will respect those wishes and instructs her to write letters to Tate and his parents. Holly states that Tate knows how sorry she is. Nicole says then she’s going to remind him, very sincerely and empathetically. Nicole points out that Holly took months off of Tate’s life that he can never get back and she’s surprised Tate found it in his heart to forgive her. Holly asks if Nicole will ever forgive her.

Tate runs in to Alex in the park. Alex is surprised to see him and notices he’s not wearing his ankle monitor, so he questions if he’s supposed to be out. Tate confirms that he can be where ever he wants as he informs Alex that he got released today. Alex calls that great news and says he’s happy for him. Tate tells Alex that he doesn’t have to pretend to care as he knows that he broke up with Theresa and that he was two seconds away from calling the cops on him just now.

Brady tells Theresa that he’s sorry Tate flew out so fast. Theresa admits she can’t blame him for not wanting to stay home with his parents. Theresa can’t believe Tate is finally home as she thought the day would never come. Brady feels like the nightmare is finally over. Theresa doesn’t think Tate will be too happy though when he sees that her stuff has taken over his room, so she will need to clear out of there. Brady argues that Tate can just stay on the couch but Theresa refuses to do that to him. Brady asks Theresa why she doesn’t just sleep in his bed then.

Paulina tells Marlena that there is something she wants to ask her about her near-death experience. Paulina talks about hearing what happens when you’re braindead and how it makes you see things that aren’t there. Marlena asks if she saw things that weren’t there. Paulina confirms that she thinks she did and maybe she was just dreaming, but it all felt so real. Paulina tells Marlena about first seeing a very bright light and then asks if Marlena believes in ghosts.

Alex tells Tate that Theresa was the one who broke up with him which surprises Tate. Alex assures that he is happy for Tate, reminding him that he was the one who hired Tate’s first lawyer. Alex remarks that maybe if Theresa hadn’t fired him, Tate would’ve been out a lot sooner but clarifies that he’s not blaming her. Alex states that he’s just really happy that it all worked out in the end. Alex brings up Theresa crashing in Tate’s old room and asks where she’s going to go now that he’s home. Tate doesn’t know as he hadn’t really thought about it.

Theresa questions Brady offering his bed. Brady clarifies that he’ll sleep on the couch. Theresa says it wouldn’t be right. Brady says he’d be totally fine with it but Theresa insists she wouldn’t do that. Theresa declares that it’s time for her to move out and rent a room at the Salem Inn. Brady says she doesn’t have to do that but Theresa thinks it’s best for everybody.

Nicole tells Holly that she forgives her. Nicole says she’s angry, sad, and scared. Holly insists that she’s fine. Nicole questions how long Holly was using drugs before what happened on New Year’s. Holly swears it was only a few weeks. Nicole asks where she got the drugs. Holly says it was at school and they are kind of everywhere. Holly vows that after what happened, she will never use again. Nicole hopes there are fewer drugs on the streets of Salem now that Clyde Weston’s drug ring has been busted. Holly explains that she never thought something like this could happen as so many kids have prescriptions for these pills. Holly insists that she’s learned her lesson but Nicole questions if she has. Holly admits that she has had a drink since New Year’s. Nicole calls alcohol a drug too and says they shouldn’t have to remind her that she is underage. Holly explains that after the Christening, she was really nervous and scared about telling the truth so she had some champagne. Holly promises it was only two glasses and that nobody could tell. Nicole thanks her for being honest, but says she needs to be honest too. Nicole wants to trust Holly but feels now she’s just shown her that she can’t.

Lucas complains about his fate lying in the hands of Harris Michaels. Kate points out that Harris saved her life while Lucas argues that he almost got her killed. Kate encourages Lucas to have faith and to promise he won’t leave no matter what. Kate warns that Clyde has eyes and ears everywhere including the police department. Lucas questions what Clyde wants from him since he can’t bring him down. Kate feels she knows Clyde better than anyone and that he’s all about revenge. Lucas asks what’s going to happen when he gets out of prison then and if he’s not going to be safe until Clyde is dead.

Marlena asks Paulina to tell her about her near-death experience at the hospital. Paulina tells her to buckle up because she’s going to think she’s crazy or clinically insane. Marlena says whatever happened brought her back to them and they will always be grateful for that. Paulina then reveals that after she saw the light, Abe’s late wife Lexie appeared. Paulina explains that first she thought Lexie was going to take her to the other side but she told her that she wanted her to stay with Abe and then she was suddenly healed while Abe got his memory back like a double miracle. Paulina knows she had a lot of medication in her but points out that Abe saw the same thing. Paulina asks if Marlena thinks that really could’ve happened. Marlena asks if Paulina thinks so. Paulina says she’s just starting to wonder and brings up hearing Kate’s voice in the urn when she was supposedly dead, so maybe she has an extra sensory perception. Marlena says there are so many things in the world that they don’t understand, so nothing would surprise her anymore.

Tate tells Alex that he’s not sure where Theresa is going to live but he’s sure she’ll figure it out. Alex says she always does and asks Tate to tell Theresa how happy he is for him. Tate asks why Alex just doesn’t tell her himself since they worked together. Alex notes that Theresa has kind of been avoiding him. Tate thinks there’s a simple solution that doesn’t involve him. Alex calls him very mature. Alex asks Tate what happened and how he got released. Tate informs him that Holly finally remembered that it was her drugs. Alex questions her not knowing that the whole time and guesses that Tate just doesn’t want to admit he’s covering for her. Tate calls it complicated while Alex says Tate’s a better man than him as he doesn’t think he’d ever be able to forgive someone who screwed him over like that…

Brady asks Theresa if she’s sure he can’t talk her in to staying. Theresa thinks it’s best to leave on a high note and points out that instead of them fighting, they fought together for Tate and they won. Brady says they’ve come a long way which Theresa agrees with. Brady says he’ll see her at the office but Theresa says she’s been working remotely since breaking up with Alex. Brady offers to help smooth things over but Theresa says she’s a big girl and can handle it. Brady says he’ll see her sometime somewhere else then. Brady offers to help her with her bags but Theresa says she’s good and she will write a thank you letter to John and Marlena for letting her stay. Theresa tells Brady to take care as they hug and she then exits.

Holly doesn’t get it since she just told Nicole the truth and now she suddenly doesn’t trust her. Nicole argues that Holly almost died and clearly hasn’t learned her lesson. Nicole says that she can only earn her trust through time and hard work. Nicole wants Holly to start by going to therapy, not as a punishment but just because she needs it after all the trauma she’s been through and calls it non-negotiable. Nicole adds that if the therapist thinks she needs further treatment. Holly says no to rehab but Nicole argues that she just admitted to drinking right after coming out of a coma from a drug overdose. Holly argues that she had been out of the coma and remarks that it’s not like Nicole didn’t have a few drinks at her age. Nicole warns her not to throw her past in her face and calls that different. Holly shouts that she’s really sorry. Nicole asks if Holly can even grasp what she put Tate and his family through as he was beaten up in jail. Holly argues that she was in a coma so it’s not her fault that EJ went ballistic on him. Nicole argues that Tate was trying to protect her and was only made out to be a villain because EJ believed her when she said Holly would never take drugs. Nicole decides she will only feel better if she makes sure that Holly is no longer in danger of relapsing, so she is grounded indefinitely. Holly argues that she can’t do that as she has to see her friends. Nicole says she can see her friends here and demands that she hand over her cell phone and car keys.

Marlena tells Paulina that she could pass by the no visitor rule since she works at the hospital. Paulina doesn’t want her exposing herself to radiation. Marlena insists that she can wear the suit and keep her visits brief. Paulina calls her a great friend but feels she’s been a horrible friend since they’ve spent the whole time talking about her and she hasn’t asked about Marlena. Marlena responds that Paulina’s life has been a lot more exciting than her life the past few weeks. Paulina finds that hard to believe but says Marlena doesn’t seem like herself, so she asks if everything is alright. Marlena guesses she isn’t covering very well. Paulina confirms that she can see the worry in her face. Marlena tells her that John has been going through a lot of revelations about his past lately. Paulina is sorry to hear that and knows it can be difficult to exorcise those demons to move on. Marlena encourages that John will get through it fine and she’ll be there to help him. Paulina guesses this is not their first time. Marlena confirms that John has been going through this for a very long time. Paulina says they are lucky to have Marlena as they toast their drinks.

Alex sees Theresa going through the town square with her bags and offers to help. Theresa starts to decline but then accepts his help. Alex mentions running in to Tate and tells Theresa how happy he is that Tate is out of the halfway house. Theresa thanks Alex for what he did to support Tate. Theresa mentions getting a room at the Salem Inn until she figures out a more permanent solution. Alex questions why when half of her belongings are still at his place. Alex asks why she would spend a money on a hotel when they started off a as a platonic living arrangement and there’s no reason they can’t go back to that. Theresa says she can think of a few reasons.

Holly questions Nicole wanting her to hand over her phone and her freedom. Nicole says those are the terms. Holly tells her no. Nicole gets upset and reminds her who is in charge. Holly argues that she’s been in a coma for months and hasn’t seen in her friends. Holly questions Nicole being so happy that she’s still alive but trying to take her phone which she says her whole life is on. Nicole calls that a problem. Holly complains that Nicole didn’t think so when she got her first phone for her when she was 10 so she could be self sufficient when Nicole wasn’t around and wouldn’t have to think about her. Nicole calls that untrue. Holly argues that she’s punishing her for lying when she only lied so that Nicole wouldn’t think she was a bad mom. Holly then declares that she started taking drugs because Nicole was completely checked out. Holly rants about her dad dying when she was born and then there being Eric until Nicole screwed that up and made him walk out on them while now there is EJ who doesn’t give a damn about her. Holly adds God knows who will be next year. Nicole raises her hand to slap her but stops herself. Nicole then demands that Holly give her the phone now. Holly hands over her phone but says she’s not giving her the password. Nicole says she’s not going through her phone and just doesn’t want her to call any drug dealers. Holly asks why she always has to go to such extremes. Nicole brings up Holly plotting to break up Johnny and Chanel while now being all up in it with Tate. Nicole remarks that it seems like Holly always wants what she can’t have, just like her. Nicole tells Holly that she loves her with all her heart and will do anything to protect her, even if she hates her for it. Nicole decides she’s going to bed and Holly should too. Nicole says goodnight and then heads upstairs.

Paulina compliments her drink and the company. Marlena agrees that they should do this again soon. Marlena encourages that Paulina will come through her radiation with flying colors. Paulina jokes that they are some tough broads and toasts again to them.

Lucas thanks Kate for bringing him books and talks about never being this lonely in his life. Kate encourages him to hang in there as it’s not going to be forever. Kate hugs him as Lucas says he hopes she’s right.

Brady looks at a photo of himself, Tate, and Theresa but tells himself not to go there.

Alex argues that the Salem Inn is expensive when Theresa could just stay with him. Theresa argues that he’s dating Kristen and she might put a hit on her if she moves back in. Alex says they’ve been on like two dates. Alex says he’s just trying to lend a helping hand to a friend in need. Theresa says she just doesn’t want things to blow up again. Alex promises to be a perfect gentleman. Theresa then accepts his offer, so Alex takes her bags and they walk off together.

Tate sneaks in to the DiMera Mansion to see Holly and they kiss. Holly says he shouldn’t be there but Tate says it’s okay and questions her not answering his texts. Holly informs him that Nicole confiscated her phone. Nicole calls out for Holly so Tate says he’ll see her soon and rushes back out. Nicole comes back to the room and tells Holly that she doesn’t want to go to bed angry. Nicole talks about it being them against the world when she was a baby. Nicole says this brought her back to the time in their lives when she fought to be her mother. Nicole cries that she’ll always fight for her, she loves her, and couldn’t bear to lose her. Nicole says she just wanted her to know and says goodnight as she then heads back upstairs.

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Harris and Ava go to the Bistro and find it left exactly as it was when it was shut down with dishes on the table. Ava recalls sitting there with Wendy and Tripp when Stefan just strolled in after shooting Harris. Harris is thankful that Ava found him and declares that he’s alive because of her.

Tripp and Wendy sit together at home. Tripp asks if she’s okay. Wendy talks about making sure the door is locked. Tripp assures that Ava had a state of the art security system installed. Wendy apologizes for being paranoid. Tripp understands and calls her the bravest person he knows. Tripp adds that it’s not like it’s easy to just move past what they have been through, but assures that they both will. Tripp tells Wendy that he’s always there for her as he hugs her.

Stephanie goes to the Brady Pub and sees Everett seated alone. Stephanie greets him, so he invites her to sit. Stephanie asks how he is. Everett responds that he had his first hypnosis session today. Stephanie asks how it went. Everett calls it intense and reveals that he saw something that scared the hell out of him. Stephanie asks what him to tell her what he saw. Everett responds that he saw himself.

Jada joins Rafe in his office at the police station and asks if he’s ready to call it a night. Rafe says he can be convinced. Jada asks if he wants to go to her place or his. Rafe suggests going to the Brady Pub first as he’s craving chowder and a burger. Jada agrees. Rafe then gets a phone call and says he has to take this, so he’ll meet Jada there. Jada exits. Rafe then answers the call and asks if they found anything.

Sarah goes home to Xander, who excitedly shows her surveillance footage of Harris being shot. Xander explains that he compared the photo to a pair of fancy designer pants that cost a fortune while his pants are like $40 generic jogging pants. Xander points out that the designer pants have stripes thicker than his. Sarah asks how he can be sure since the police have his pants. Xander reveals that he has two more types of the same pair since they were on sale. Xander declares that he finally has proof that he’s innocent.

Tripp understands Wendy being anxious and scared after what they’ve been through. Wendy admits she’s hardly been sleeping at all and having a recurring nightmare when she does. Wendy notes that she heard Tripp shouting in his sleep too about being unable to breathe. Tripp thinks they need to rewire their brains with happier thoughts. Wendy asks how to do that. Tripp suggests a fun little date night and says that he has an idea.

Harris and Ava clean up the Bistro. Ava says she will cook dinner and suggests he turn on music and pour their drinks. Harris says he will keep her company and watch her cook.

Stephanie questions Everett saying he saw himself. Everett says he doesn’t know what it means as he flashes back to his vision of himself during hypnosis. Everett explains that he saw himself smiling but different. Everett says it’s like he saw a version of himself. Stephanie asks what Marlena said about it, but Everett reveals that he didn’t tell her.

Xander shows Sarah his pants compared to the photo. Sarah agrees that they are definitely not the same and calls Xander brilliant as no one else would’ve noticed that. They kiss and Sarah suggests they go see the police.

Rafe asks on the phone if they are sure and says he never knew what he would find. Rafe tells them to send him all the scans and thanks him as he hangs up. Rafe declares that this is going to get ugly. Sarah and Xander arrive. Xander tells Rafe that he has something that he needs to see. Rafe says it’s not a good time. Xander tells him it can’t wait and promises it won’t take long.

Stephanie questions why Everett didn’t tell Marlena what he saw so she could help him figure it out. Everett says he doesn’t know why and he just wanted to get out of there and go somewhere familiar for a drink. Jada then arrives and remarks that Stephanie and Everett are picking up right where they left off.

Ava and Harris sit down for dinner together at the Bistro.

Tripp tells Wendy that his brilliant plan is for them to play Jenga and talks about ordering them food, but notes her being distracted. Wendy reminds Tripp of something he told her in the hospital and reveals that she looked up that low oxygen levels could impair judgment. Wendy wonders if that’s why he proposed to her and she said yes. Wendy questions if that’s the reason they got married. Tripp assures it wasn’t the carbon dioxide and that they were saying things that they were already feeling but had been too afraid to say otherwise. Wendy supposes he’s right. Tripp tells her that he does not regret or take back anything he said. Tripp asks if she does. Wendy says no. Tripp brings up how Wendy talked about seeing marriage in her future. Tripp admits he wanted to make that happen for her when it seemed like their time was running out, but he wants that for himself too. Tripp states that while they were locked up, he realized more than ever how much he loves her. Wendy says she loves him too but feels like they skipped over a few crucial steps to jump in to wedding vows which is easy to do when you think death is just a few minutes away.

Ava and Harris have wine from the most expensive bottle in the Bistro. They toast to surviving. Ava says that when Harris was in the hospital and she didn’t think he was going to make it, she was beside herself because she thought she was going to lose the strongest, kindest, and most loyal person she has ever known. Ava declares that being loved by Harris makes her think that maybe she is okay if he wants to be with her. Harris calls Ava everything he wants and needs.

Xander and Sarah present Xander’s pants to Rafe. Sarah explains that the stripe in the photo is thicker than the stripe on Xander’s pants. Xander talks about the difference in price of the pants. Sarah points out that whoever setup Xander clearly could afford designer jogging pants. Xander adds that they also could put $40,000 in his bank account. Sarah argues that this proves Xander is innocent.

Stephanie doesn’t understand why Jada has to give them a hard time. Jada says she just made a simple observation that they are picking up where they left off. Stephanie gets that she’s angry but says they are trying to figure this out. Jada remarks that they have a whole lot to figure out. Stephanie informs Jada that Everett just came from therapy with Marlena. Jada calls that big of him. Stephanie explains that Marlena hypnotized Everett to try to access the things he can’t remember. Jada asks what Everett remembered. Stephanie tells him that he doesn’t have to answer if he’s not ready. Jada thinks she has a right to know since her life was greatly affected by the things he can’t remember. Everett agrees and says it’s pretty weird and won’t make sense to her, but he saw himself smiling which Jada laughs off. Stephanie suggests they should just go but Everett says it’s okay as Jada’s anger towards him is totally justified and he understands her skepticism about everything he says. Everett tells Jada that it may ring hollow but everything he has said to her since Valentine’s Day has been the truth. Jada agrees that it rings hollow as he’s claiming to not remember her or being married to her. Jada asks how he would expect her to react to that. Everett says he’d expect her to be as upset and confused as he is. Everett says for him, not being able to remember being married to her is not just confusing, but agony. Stephanie suggests Jada try to have a little compassion and support Everett instead of condemning him. Jada tells Stephanie that she can do that, but she’ll pass. Jada declares that she’s just glad she doesn’t have to deal with Bobby Stein anymore and that he’s all Stephanie’s.

Rafe admits he can tell the difference in the pants and tells Xander that this could be good news for him. Xander asks how it couldn’t be and what’s next. Rafe responds that they will get on it in the morning and tells them good job. Sarah credits Xander for making this happen. Xander says he was highly motivated by fighting for his life and family as he hugs Sarah.

Wendy asks Tripp about Allie Horton being his first love. Tripp calls Allie his first serious relationship. Wendy asks if there was anyone else before Allie. Tripp says he just had a crush on a girl in high school and asks Wendy who her first love was. Wendy says there was a guy named Cameron in her freshman year of college. Wendy says they dated for awhile, but then he found someone else and broke it off, so she was totally crushed at the time. Wendy decides that all of those past relationships led them to each other in this moment. Tripp says he’s so grateful for that. They agree to forget about the whole marriage proposal and go back to all the steps they missed. Tripp then asks her out on a date, right here and right now.

Harris and Ava finish dinner. Harris tells her that it might have been the best meal he’s ever had. Ava points out that they haven’t even had dessert. Harris jokes that he has a lot of ideas about dessert, but first suggests a dance. Harris reminds her that their first dance was at the Bistro, so they get up and dance together.

Xander and Sarah go home. Xander exclaims that they finally have proof. Sarah is proud of him for being determined to find it. Xander talks about Sarah believing in him all along and never doubting him. They say I love you to each other and kiss.

Stephanie tells Everett that she’s sorry about the way Jada went after him. Everett understands why Jada is angry. Stephanie questions Jada constantly being on the attack and wonders if Marlena could talk to Jada to get her to understand. Everett says he doesn’t even understand what’s going on with him, so he thinks the best thing for he and Jada is for him to stay away from her. Rafe joins Jada at the bar. Jada tells Rafe that she was thinking definitely his place tonight and suggests they get out of here right away but Rafe stops her and says he has some news that can’t wait.

Ava tells Harris that she wishes they could stay like this forever, but they do have to make a living. Ava says at least Harris has to be a detective. Harris points out that Ava is going to run the Bistro and asks when she’s going to reopen, but Ava responds that she’s not and declares that she’s done with the Bistro.

Tripp pours beer and toasts to Wendy’s sign language helping them get rescued. Wendy stops and says she can’t do the smell of beer after they were locked in the beer tank. Tripp understands that Joey thought it was funny to give them beer as a gift but it obviously triggered her very badly. Wendy says she’s been trying hard to stop the images in her head but she keeps seeing them in the beer tank and Goldman. Wendy says she remembers the feeling of not being able to breathe and starts to panic. Tripp encourages that she’s not in danger anymore but Wendy breaks down crying that she can’t keep pretending that nothing’s wrong.

Sarah puts Victoria to sleep. She and Xander talk about how Victoria reminds them of each other. Xander calls it amazing that they made a new life. Sarah says she’s so grateful that they did and that Victoria brought them back together. Xander says he’s so grateful for Sarah as they kiss.

Harris questions Ava not reopening the Bistro. Ava points out that the Bistro almost destroyed her life and almost killed Harris and Tripp. Harris says he understands but questions what else she’s going to do. Ava says she’ll figure it out and find another legit job. Ava tells Harris that she’s serious about never going back to that life.

Wendy apologizes to Tripp and says she will clean up. Tripp tells her to just talk to him. Wendy says it’s not right for her to act like she’s the only one who suffered through this when he was there too. Tripp tells her that she has nothing to be sorry for and he’s glad she let it out because he doesn’t want her bottling her feelings up. Tripp states that what they went through was terrifying and traumatic. Tripp says if he sounded like they could just move on, that’s not what he meant as he knows that’s not possible and he just thought a distraction might do good. Tripp says he’s the one who is sorry.

Everett tells Stephanie that there’s something he needs to tell her that she might not want to hear but it’s something he really needs to say.

Jada asks Rafe what news she has to hear right now. Rafe reveals that he got a call from an old friend of his that he used to work with. Rafe says he asked him to do some digging and he’s not exactly sure how to tell her this.

Everett tells Stephanie that he doesn’t know what’s going on with her but he knows that he loves her and believes they can get through this and that there is hope for them. Everett knows that’s a lot to take in but his feelings for her have not changed. Everett repeats that he loves her and that she’s everything to him.

Jada tells Rafe that he’s scaring her and asks him to just say what’s going on. Rafe reveals to Jada that her divorce papers were never properly filed, so she’s still legally married to Robert Stein.

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Recap written by Michele and Cheryl

Stephanie ran into Everett at the Brady Pub. He told her about his first hypnosis session. She asked how it went. Everett said he saw something that scared him. Stephanie asked what he saw. He said he saw himself. Jada talked to Rafe about meeting at the Brady Pub. Xander showed Sarah the surveillance footage of the person shooting Harris. He told her about the pants the person was wearing. Xander said his pants were different from the shooter’s. He said he had proof that he didn’t know who shot him. Tripp comforted Wendy because she was dealing with PTSD from the kidnapping. Wendy told him what she was going through since the kidnapping. She said she noticed he was going through it. Tripp suggested that they think about happy thoughts. He said they would do something frivolous. Everett told Stephanie about his vision. He said he saw himself smiling and it frightened him. Stephanie asked what Marlena thought about it. He said he didn’t tell her. Xander gave Sarah his pants and told her the stripes on the shooter’s pants weren’t the same. Sarah told him they should go to the police. They went to the police station.

Stephanie asked Everett why he didn’t talk about his vision. Everett said he didn’t know why he didn’t talk to her. When Jada walked in the pub, she saw Stephanie with Everett. Wendy asked if low oxygen was the reason why they got married. Tripp said it wasn’t the carbon dioxide. He said they were saying things they were afraid of saying otherwise. Tripp said he didn’t regret anything he said that night. He asked if she did. Wendy said she didn’t. Rafe looked at Xander’s pants. Xander told Rafe that Harris’ shooter was wearing expensive pants. Sarah said the shooter had money. Xander asked if he could keep the money the shooter gave him. Sarah said the pants proved his innocence. Stephanie told Jada about her attitude towards them. Jada said they were being cozy with each other. Stephanie told her that Everett was in therapy with Marlena. Everett told Jada about a vision he had under hypnosis. He said he saw himself smiling. Jada said that sounded like his old self. Stephanie suggested that they leave, but Everett understood Jada’s hostility towards her. He told Jada that everything he said to her was true as far as he knew. Jada didn’t believe him. He said not remembering her agonized her. Stephanie asked her to have compassion for him, but Jada wasn’t interested. She said she was glad not to deal with him anymore. Rafe said he noticed the difference with the pants. He said it could be good news for Xander. Stephanie apologized to Everett for Jada’s attitude. Everett said he understood Jada’s attitude towards him. She wondered if Marlena could talk Jada into empathizing with him.

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Recap written by Michele and Cheryl

Everett went to see Marlena but thought it was a mistake coming. Chad went to visit Abby’s grave. He talked to her about the kids. While he was talking to her, he told her they were at the Kiriakis. He said the Horton house was going to be done soon. Chad said he missed her. He apologized for Clyde escaping and blamed himself for it. While Stephanie and Julie were at the Horton house, they talked about Everett. Stephanie changed the subject to talk about the time capsule. Julie said her grandfather wanted the family to solve the puzzle together. She said she was going to devote her time to fixing the Horton house. Chad told Abby that it was his fault. He said Clyde wouldn’t have retaliated if he didn’t put the interview in the paper. He said he put the whole thing in motion. Chad said he wanted to make Clyde pay for what he did to her. He said Clyde sent someone to torch her grandparents’ house where she spent her happiest days. Chad said he let her and her family down. He said Clyde escaped, but he was going to make it right. Marlena talked to Everett about his memories. Everett said part of him wanted to know what happened while the other was afraid to find out what happened. She said he would be safe with her because they would stop if he didn’t want to go on. Everett agreed to hypnosis. Stephanie told Julie that she was thinking about dropping the Spectator as a client. Julie asked why. Stephanie said she had to find out if he used her while he was married to Jada. She told Julie that Jada was upset with her and accused her of ignoring the signs that Everett was married. Julie said Stephanie didn’t know. Stephanie wondered if Jada was right about her ignoring the signs.

Marlena put Everett under hypnosis. She asked him to tell her about his mother. Everett talked to her about his mother. Marlena asked him questions about his mother. She wanted to know if he wanted to ask his mother questions. Everett was uncomfortable with the question. Marlena told him to ask his mother a question. He asked why she did it. Julie told Stephanie not to blame herself for Everett’s lies. She said Stephanie was devastated when she found out. Stephanie said she was devastated because she thought he was the one. She said she thought they would have had a happily ever after until this happened. Stephanie thought she was being insensitive about Everett’s problem. Julie told her to forget about Everett. She said the family would get her through it. Chad showed up while Julie and Stephanie were talking. He said he was there to check the kids’ room. Julie told him he could her and Stephanie look through the fabric swatches. Everett asked his mother why she did it. Marlena told him he was safe. Everett said he wasn’t safe. He had a vision of himself smiling. When Julie left the room, Chad asked Stephanie about Everett. Stephanie told him that she was thinking about not working with the Spectator. Chad told her not to leave. He was willing to fire him so she could stay. Stephanie changed the subject by asking him about the house. Chad blamed himself for what happened. Stephanie said it wasn’t his fault, but he didn’t agree with her. He wondered what Clyde was going to do next. Marlena asked Everett what he was seeing. Everett said he didn’t see anything. She asked if he could find his way out, but he said he couldn’t. When he became agitated, she took him out of hypnosis. Marlena asked Everett to tell her what he remembered. Everett said he didn’t remember. Marlena told him that he said he saw darkness. Everett wasn’t sure what he saw.

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