Days Update Thursday, September 21, 2023

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John and Steve meet at the Brady Pub. Steve comments on John asking him here to talk and then not talking. John respond that he will but he doesn’t know where to start. Steve guesses it’s serious then and tells him to take his time. John then informs Steve that he and Marlena had a long talk with the John Doe at the hospital and reveals that the man is his father.

Chad calls Stephanie from the Titan office. Stephanie reminds him that Steve and Kayla are coming over for dinner. Chad assures that he’ll be there and says that work has just been crazy with Maggie on leave. Chad tells her that he just has one e-mail to send and then he’ll be home. Stephanie asks if she sounded like a nagging housewife because she feels like she did. Chad jokes with her and asks if she needs him to pick anything up on the way home. Stephanie says they are good. Chad tells her that he loves her as they hang up. Vivian then arrives at the Titan office. Chad questions what she is doing there. Vivian asks if that’s any way to talk to his new boss.

Maggie is with Julie at the Horton house. They talk about Maggie being put through the ringer. Maggie says she can’t thank her and Doug enough for letting her stay. Julie tells her that she’s family. Maggie notes that Julie looked a little grim when she came in. Julie reveals a registered letter from Vivian. Maggie asks what fresh hell this is.

In Greece, Theresa remains in the hotel room going through the letters from inside Victor’s briefcase. She then hears someone coming and scrambles to put the letters up and hides the briefcase under the bed. Alex and Brady then return. Theresa greets them and asks if they got any leads. Brady tells her to cut the act as they know what she’s been up to. Theresa says she can explain but Alex tells her not to bother because the guy at the front desk already told them that she ordered room service. Theresa realizes that’s what they meant. Alex complains about how much it cost. Theresa says she was hungry and argues that none of it would have happened if they just let her come with them. Brady complains that she hasn’t changed a bit. Theresa asks if they got any leads from Constantine and if they figured out what was happening with Victor before he died.

Maggie decides she has to know what Vivian is up to and opens the envelope. Maggie reads that Vivian is removing her from her position as CEO of Titan, effective immediately. Julie can’t believe Vivian is firing Maggie.

Chad questions Vivian saying she is his new boss. Vivian informs him that Maggie is out and Vivian Kiriakis is in. Vivian explains that her and Victor’s divorce was never finalized, so they were still married when Victor passed. Vivian adds that she is not only Victor’s widow, but his sole heir because he had his will destroyed before he died. Chad says he’s sorry for Maggie. Vivian then asks if Chad is going to be unemployed with Maggie or if he’s going to be her number two when she executes her new plans for Titan.

Steve questions the guy with memory loss not being Joseph Bell, but the real Timothy Robicheaux. John confirms that Yo Ling was Joseph Bell and he just switched dog tags with his dad. John adds that they served in Korea together and a direct hit caused Timothy’s brain injury and amnesia. Steve comments on switching the dog tags sounding like a Yo Ling move. They talk about it being an amazing and miraculous story. Steve goes over how Timothy just happened to come to Salem to get treated by Kayla and Marlena, who happened to be married to his son. John praises Timothy as a great guy and says they love having him with them. Steve says he’s so happy for him as he deserves a dad like that. John says it’s what Timothy deserves after all he’s been through so they’ve decided to spend as much time with him as possible. Steve can’t wait to meet John’s father and they toast to him.

Kayla joins Stephanie and they have a glass of wine. Kayla praises the apartment and asks about the kids. Stephanie says she already put them to sleep and asks about Steve. Kayla says he had to meet John but he’ll be coming. Stephanie notes that Chad got held up at work as well as he’s pretty much running Titan with Victor gone and Maggie on leave. Kayla says she can imagine. Kayla knows Victor’s funeral was a sad occasion but talks about how great it was to see Theresa. Kayla asks if she got to spend time with her before she went back to California. Stephanie reveals that Theresa actually is not going back to California and is staying in town. Kayla guesses that means she’s going after Brady again. Stephanie informs her that Theresa actually set her sights on Alex and assures that she would be totally cool if they started dating. Kayla asks if she’s sure about that because it can be pretty dicey when relatives date the same guy. Kayla notes that she can relate because she almost lost her relationship with Kimberly when she got involved with Shane after thinking that Steve had died. Stephanie calls that different because Shane is the love of Kimberly’s life while Alex is just her ex-boyfriend. Kayla points out that Stephanie still sees Alex quite a lot. Stephanie says that’s just because they are neighbors and reminds Kayla that she’s totally committed to Chad. Kayla wonders what totally committed means to her and if she sees herself marrying Chad.

Chad calls Maggie and asks if it’s true. Maggie confirms that she just received a registered letter firing her and Vivian is already at the office, not wasting any time. Chad says he’s so sorry and asks if there’s anything he can do for her. Maggie says no and that Julie is taking good care of her. Maggie instructs Chad to do what he has to do because working for Vivian doesn’t mean he’s betraying her, but maybe he could find out what she’s up to. Chad says he will do that and hangs up. Chad then turns to Vivian and welcomes her to Titan. Chad asks Vivian about her vision for the company. Vivian wants to honor Victor’s legacy and take Titan back to it’s roots by following in his footsteps. Chad calls that a good idea and tells her to go to Greece. Vivian asks how Victor got his empire and it’s capitol. Vivian tells him that it was shipping street drugs. Chad asks if her big plan for Titan is to start laundering drug money and calls that insane. Vivian declares that Titan is going back to selling illegal drugs and asks if Chad is on board or if she has to fire him. Chad responds that she doesn’t have to fire him because he quits. Chad then storms out of the office.

Julie reads that Vivian is only giving Maggie two weeks of severance pay and argues that she can’t get away with this. Julie offers to call Justin but Maggie says there is nothing he can do. Julie asks about the Titan board. Maggie reminds her that there wasn’t a will so Vivian is the sole heir, the majority shareholder, and has all the power to get rid of any board member who crosses her. Maggie declares that Vivian can do whatever the hell she wants with Victor’s company and there’s not a damn thing they can do to stop her.

John asks Steve how Tripp is holding up with Ava on the run. Steve says he’s worried of course but he’s hopeful that she will be brought back safely. John asks if Steve is planning to go track Ava and Harris down himself. Steve notes that Rafe asked him to sit this out because he’s too close to the situation but admits he’s itching to get out there. John brings up Brady and Alex being in Greece, looking in to Victor’s last days. Steve asks why John didn’t go since he’s the private detective. John responds that he figured they could handle this one on their own and remarks that they didn’t need a third wheel tagging along…

Brady tells Theresa that this is none of her business. Theresa argues that Victor’s legacy affects their son since Tate is a Kiriakis too. Alex points out there’s no secret so they might as well just tell her. Theresa thanks him. Brady tells Alex to go ahead then. Alex explains that Constantine said Victor seemed troubled and didn’t mention the will, but he did say something about a letter. Alex adds that Brady remembered Kayla went to Victor’s childhood home and saw a box full of letters in the wine cellar, so they checked it out but didn’t find any letters. Theresa then unveils the briefcase and says maybe they are in there. Brady recognizes it as Victor’s briefcase and asks why the hell she has that. Theresa informs them that Shane dropped it off. Brady questions Shane being there and she’s just now telling them. Theresa says she wanted to hear about their meeting first. Brady asks what Shane said and why he had the briefcase. Theresa explains that the ISA recovered it from the wreckage of the plane crash and thinks maybe Victor put the letters in there. Brady decides they will open it then but Theresa doesn’t think that’s a good idea.

Steve brings up hearing that Victor destroyed his will and that Vivian showed up, claiming to be his widow. Steve asks if John has any idea what Vivian is up to. John suggests she wants to suck every dime she can get out of Maggie’s inheritance. John wonders why Victor would have the will destroyed. Steve argues that he never would’ve done that if he thought he was still married to Vivian. Steve calls Vivian not only crazy, but dangerous. Vivian then appears at the Pub and warns them to watch what they say in public.

Stephanie asks Kayla where this is coming from since she and Chad just moved in together. Kayla points out that she also moved in with Chad’s kids. Stephanie asks what that has to do with marriage. Kayla thinks they just need to look at it from the kids’ point of view and asks if marriage isn’t the next logical step. Stephanie asks if she means the next step for them or for her. Stephanie comments on Kayla being Catholic and sounding like Grandma Caroline but Kayla assures it’s nothing to do with that. Kayla worries about loss for the kids and she wants her to be happy. Kayla asks if she doesn’t want to marry Chad. Stephanie assures that she does want to marry Chad, right as Chad comes home.

Brady doesn’t give a damn what Theresa thinks and takes the briefcase from her, arguing that it belongs to his grandfather so he’s opening it. Theresa clarifies that Shane specifically said for it to be delivered to Maggie because he thinks she should be the one to open it. Brady decides they’ll open it when they get back to Salem then. Brady says they are done and might as well go home so he’s going to pack. Alex points out that it’s already after midnight so there won’t be any flights until tomorrow morning. Brady says a couple hours shouldn’t make much difference and says goodnight. Theresa tells Alex that she’ll see him in the morning but Brady questions where she’s going. Theresa says she’s going with Brady to his room, but he refuses.

Chad greets Stephanie and Kayla and jokes that he can leave so they can finish their conversation. Stephanie says Kayla was just being her mom and notes that Steve will be there soon as she pours Chad a glass of wine and asks about his day. Chad responds that it was okay until Vivian Alamain showed up.

Vivian hugs John and says she’s so happy to see him even though he never came to visit her in prison. John responds that he would have but he didn’t want to. Steve jokes that he’d love to stay and catch up but he has to go because Stephanie and Kayla are probably wondering where he is. Steve congratulates John as he then exits. Vivian asks John if he’s surprised to see her. John informs her that he knew she was here and that she inherited Victor’s estate. Vivian calls it a wonderful surprise but John says not for Maggie. Vivian wants John to come work for her at Titan.

Julie tells Maggie that first Vivian stole her home and now wants to destroy her career. Julie encourages Maggie not to worry because she’s going to find a way to help her fight this. Julie adds that Maggie will always have a place to stay with her and Doug. Maggie appreciates that but feels she should start looking for a place of her own. Julie calls that nonsense and says Alice wouldn’t want Maggie to be alone at a time like this. Julie states that the Horton family is not rich, powerful, and nasty like the Kiriakis family but they stick together like glue. Maggie tells her how much that means to her. Julie asks if she’s heard from Brady and Alex. Maggie says no and guesses no news is good news. Maggie swears that if Victor’s will said he didn’t have a dime to his name, she would’ve laughed but hates the thought of Vivian claiming to be Victor’s widow, stealing everything he worked so hard for. Maggie hopes Brady and Alex find something to stop her.

Theresa tells Brady that she can’t stop with Alex when she barely knows him. Brady remarks that didn’t used to matter to her. Alex calls that a little below the belt. Theresa argues that they share a child, so they can share a room. Theresa then complains that she’s not interested in sleeping with him. Brady states that he just doesn’t want to be alone with her. Alex tells Brady to lighten up. Brady tells him to stay out of this. Brady tells Theresa that her delusions of them getting back together is not going to happen. Brady adds that she’s coming off desperate and tells her to stop. Brady then quickly exits the room. Alex asks if Theresa is alright. Theresa says not really and starts to cry as Alex hugs her.

Chad informs Stephanie and Kayla that Vivian fired Maggie and took over Titan. Chad adds that he then quit his job because Vivian’s new business plan is to start moving illegal drugs through Titan. Steve then arrives and apologizes for being late as he asks what’s going on since it looks like a morgue. Stephanie informs him that Chad just quit his job because Vivian is now in charge of Titan. Steve say no wonder she seemed so pleased with herself.

John questions Vivian wanting him to be her CEO. Vivian says she made a couple of suggestions about the direction she wanted to go but Chad just quit. Vivian adds that John was the first person she thought of to replace him. John points out that he has a job. Vivian argues that John is an adopted Alamain so he has grander things to do than be a private detective. John responds that he’s happy with the job he has. Vivian asks if she can change his mind. John tells her to give Maggie back her house as they both know Victor wanted Maggie to have it. Vivian remarks that Victor shouldn’t have destroyed his will then. John asks Vivian to do the right thing for once. Vivian responds that she would like to, but her lawyer said if she gives Maggie a dime then she will have access to Victor’s fortune and she can’t do it. John tells her that she will have to find another corporate stooge then. Vivian questions who.

Alex tells Theresa that it’s okay and that Brady didn’t mean what he said as he’s just jet lagged and worried about Maggie. Theresa cries that he just said what everyone else thinks about her and that she’s an awful, unlovable person. Alex insists that’s not true and that Brady is just off his game right now as he lost custody of his daughter, lost his grandfather, and now Vivian is making Maggie’s life hell so he’s just lashing out. Theresa cries that Brady said she was desperate and pathetic. Alex says he was wrong and praises Theresa as smart, brave, and beautiful. Theresa asks if he really thinks she’s beautiful. Alex tells her to look in the mirror. Theresa thanks him for being there as she doesn’t know what she would do if he wasn’t there. Theresa then kisses Alex.

Stephanie jokes about Vivian not keeping it under wraps that she wants to push illegal drugs. Chad remarks that Vivian sure thinks outside the box. Steve comments that he loves how Chad and Stephanie make each other laugh, noting there is no greater sign of compatibility. Steve then asks if they are thinking about getting married anytime soon.

Vivian goes to the Horton house. Julie questions who the hell let her in. Vivian says she rang the doorbell. Maggie asks what she wants. Vivian delivers a box of Maggie’s figurines and mocks her. Julie knows how much Vivian enjoyed throwing Maggie out of her own house and shouts that now it’s her turn to throw Vivian out of her house.

John leaves the Pub and gets a call from Brady. Brady tells John that he had no luck with Constantine but the ISA found Victor’s briefcase in the plane wreckage so Shane brought it to the hotel. John asks what was in it. Brady says he doesn’t know as Shane apparently wanted Maggie to open it and notes that he handed the briefcase off to somebody else.

Theresa and Alex continue kissing as Alex removes his shirt and they kiss on to the bed.

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Y&R Short Recap Friday, September 22, 2023

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Recap written by Eva

Kyle is surprised that Audra has moved on from their relationship so quickly. Audra tells Kyle they were two consenting adults having fun and great sex. Audra tells Kyle that he will eventually return to Summer because she is the love of his life.

Kyle tells Diane Nikki fired him, so Diane continues to push Jack to fire Billy so Kyle will go back to Jabot.

Billy asks Adam to sell him the information he has on Tucker. Adam tells Billy he will think about it. Adam talks to Tucker and figures out he is going after Jabot because he is mad with the Abbott’s for his break up with Ashley.

Daniel offers Phyllis a job working at Omegasphere so she can pay her debt to the insurance company.

Phyllis decides to take Tucker’s deal, but after this, she would do her best to change her ways.

Billy sees Tucker go upstairs to his hotel room. Phyllis waits at the Athletic Club bar until Billy leaves. Phyllis goes upstairs and tells Tucker she won’t do anything to help him until he transfers one million dollars into her bank account which is half of the two point two million dollars he promised her for hacking into Billy’s computer to get his financial records.

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Days Update Wednesday, September 20, 2023

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Update written by Joseph

In their hotel in London, Harris prepares to sleep in the chair which Ava questions. Ava points out that they could be here for awhile. Harris responds that they only had enough for one room and one bed so there’s no choice. Ava says there is and tells Harris to sleep with her.

Rafe goes over Tripp telling him that Ava and Harris came to him for help and he turned them away. Rafe asks if he still wants to stick with that. Tripp questions where he got the passports. Rafe responds that Jada found them in the trash. Rafe remarks that it seems he was too focused on forged passports and not enough on the follow through. Rafe informs Tripp that he will charge him with obstruction of justice and aiding and abetting a felon unless he gives him the names on the passports.

EJ catches Wendy trying to hack in to his phone and asks if he can help her. Wendy claims she’s just fixing his mouse like he asked her to. EJ questions using his phone to do that. Wendy says she was just about to bring it to him because he left it as she hands it back to him. EJ notices that she punched in some numbers on his lock screen. Wendy claims her fingers must have hit it when she picked it up. EJ suggests she was trying to hack in to it. Wendy asks why she would do that. EJ says perhaps she was trying to find evidence that he tried to have Ava Vitali killed. Wendy asks if she would’ve found any if she was trying to do that.

Talia asks Jada why she would think that she slept with Shawn Brady. Jada informs her that she ran in to Eric downstairs and that Eric thanked her for giving Shawn a place to stay last night which she didn’t do. Talia tries to say Eric could have misunderstood. Jada points out that Talia answered her question with a question of her own, so she asks her again if she slept with Shawn.

Belle asks Shawn where he slept last night. Shawn says he had too many at the Pub, so he just slept it off upstairs. Belle points out that Eric didn’t mention him sleeping there. Shawn responds that is because he wasn’t with Eric. Belle asks where he slept then. Shawn informs her that it was in Jada’s room as she wasn’t there since she had an overnight shift at the station. Belle asks about Talia staying there too. Shawn states that she was working overnight at the hospital too. Belle guesses she’s just glad he found somewhere safe. Belle talks about how worried she was about him when he didn’t answer her calls or texts. Shawn is sorry he put her through that and for the things he said. Shawn admits that throwing her affair with EJ in her face was unfair and wrong. Shawn states that he doesn’t deserve her. Belle argues that they’ve both made mistakes and they will get through this together, but they can’t let anything or anyone get between them ever again.

Talia tells Jada that’s insane as she barely even knows Shawn. Jada reminds her that she’s a detective. Jada says that Eric told her that he saw Shawn coming downstairs and now Talia was changing the bed sheets. Jada then points out that Talia can’t even look her in the eyes and give her a straight answer. Talia then admits that she slept with Shawn and asks if she’s happy now.

Harris questions Ava wanting him to sleep with her. Ava says it’s just sleeping and she knows he’ll be a perfect gentleman. Harris says he appreciates the offer but he’d prefer the chair. Ava jokes about being insulted and tells him to suit himself. Harris tells Ava not to worry and that she’ll be safe.

EJ complains about walking in on his employee manhandling his phone and she turns it in to an inquisition about his behavior. Wendy questions EJ just assuming that she’s trying to prove he attempted murder. EJ reveals that he set up the trap and Wendy walked in to it. EJ notes that her questions about Ava’s disappearance wasn’t exactly subtle, so he left her alone with his phone and she hung herself. Wendy states that he is her boss so the last thing she wants to do is incur his wrath or ill will. EJ points out this wouldn’t be the first time she was caught snooping around his office. Wendy asks why she would even care if he had anything to do with Ava Vitali since she doesn’t even know her. EJ points out that she knows her son quite well, so he can only assume that Tripp put her up to this.

Tripp claims not to know about fake passports. Rafe warns him not to play games and says it’s obvious that Tripp and Wendy’s passports were used to make fake ones so that Harris and Ava could flee the country. Tripp wishes him luck proving that. Rafe assures that he will prove it and he will find Ava, so the only question is if Tripp is going to go down with her or if he’s going to tell him where the hell she is.

Jada tells Talia that she’s not happy that she slept with her partner. Jada questions what the hell she was thinking. Talia admits she wasn’t thinking as she was drunk. Jada doesn’t get it since at the hospital, she was so happy about her new job and with Chanel. Talia then reveals that was before Chanel dumped her to get back with Johnny DiMera.

Chanel comes home and finds roses set up inside. Johnny then shows up at the door with more roses.

Tripp asks Rafe how he knows Ava and Harris didn’t swipe their passports themselves. Rafe mocks the idea of them forging their own in an alley. Rafe thinks someone who had the tech savvy to forge passports happened to own one of the passports and that’s Wendy Shin. Tripp warns Rafe to leave Wendy out of this. Rafe says he can’t do that since Tripp can’t seem to stop obstructing his investigation, so he’s going to have to haul Wendy in and get the truth out of her.

Wendy guesses EJ is upset that she dumped his son for Tripp and now he’s going to punish her for it. EJ disagrees and thinks Johnny is lucky to be rid of her and remarks that Wendy left him for a man who can’t do his own dirty work. Wendy starts to tell EJ that Tripp didn’t even want her doing this. EJ takes that as her admitting what she was up to. Wendy suggests they put their cards on the table then. Wendy brings up EJ blaming Ava for Susan’s death and asks who else would hire a hitwoman to infiltrate Bayview as a nurse and attempt to commit murder. EJ asks if she knows how many enemies Ava has. Wendy argues that none of them are the lawyer representing the hitwoman. EJ argues that everyone is entitled to a defense. Wendy questions the assassin just happening to call EJ of all people. Wendy questions when EJ last practiced law. EJ informs her that he offered his services because the enemy of his enemy is his friend. Wendy tells EJ that no one believes he’s innocent in this. Wendy remarks that the past is no concern to her as she’s worried about the future. Wendy warns that if EJ still has a hit out on Ava, that’s a big mistake because nobody killed Susan. EJ asks what she’s talking about. Wendy responds that his mother is still alive.

Chanel asks Johnny if there’s a special occasion she doesn’t know about. Johnny reminds her of when he promised to take her to the rose garden the summer after they got married and says in the meantime, he figured he’d bring the rose garden to her. Chanel calls their time in Italy her favorite time. Chanel then starts sneezing so Johnny offers to get rid of the roses but Chanel says she’ll be fine. Johnny then presents Chanel with cannolis which Chanel notes were Talia’s specialty. Johnny asks if she’s okay after mentioning Talia and if she’s sure about this. Chanel assures that she wants to be with Johnny but feels like she blindsided Talia. Chanel remarks that Talia is known to go off the deep end so she is worried about her doing something rash or stupid…

Jada tells Talia that she’s really sorry to hear about her and Chanel, but she doesn’t understand who she ended up with Shawn since she hardly even knows him. Talia guesses that was the point as they ran in to each other downstairs and she was hurt about Chanel while he had gotten in a big fight with his wife. Talia explains that when the bartender cut them off, they came up here to continue drinking and one thing led to another. Talia adds that when Shawn woke up sober, he felt terrible and she did too. Jada complains that Shawn is married and his wife got Talia out of jail and took her on as a client when nobody else would. Talia says she remembers. Jada questions if Belle even crossed her mind when she was in bed with Shawn. Talia cries that all she wanted was to feel better. Talia admits she screwed up really badly and says sleeping with Shawn was stupid and destructive. Talia guesses that’s just a pattern with her as she makes horrible decisions and hurts good people and that’s never going to change.

Shawn tells Belle that he doesn’t know what to say but he keeps thinking he’s going to be better and then he just can’t seem to break the cycle. Belle reminds him that she told him what she thinks he should do but he doesn’t seem to want the help he needs. Belle asks where they go from here.

Ava asks Harris if he’s sure he’s okay sleeping in the chair. Harris reassures her. Ava can’t stop thinking that if it wasn’t for her, he wouldn’t be here right now. Harris jokes that he would just be in a mental hospital. Ava feels his life is now in danger because of her. Harris points out that nobody forced him to run with her. Ava guesses she’s just worried because it reminds her of when EJ’s brother Jake let her stay as his place and they also just had one bed so he slept on the floor but before long, they fell in love.

EJ laughs at Wendy saying his mother is alive and questions what she’s talking about. Wendy explains that Ava told them that she remembers seeing Susan get out of the car before the accident. EJ mocks Ava suddenly remembering after all these months. Wendy credits her therapy. EJ then questions when she learned of this and when she talked to Ava. EJ guesses that Wendy saw Ava after she escaped from Bayview and that she knows exactly where she is.

Tripp tells Rafe to leave Wendy out of this and claims that he stole her passport and she had nothing to do with this. Rafe questions him forging the new passports. Tripp claims that he watched a video on YouTube. Rafe tells him that he’s not after Wendy or him for that matter. Tripp argues that Rafe is after his mom because he still holds a grudge against her. Rafe states that he’s just trying to do his job. Rafe says that if Ava acted in self-defense and someone tried to kill her, then Tripp should want her brought in so he can help her get the treatment that she needs. Tripp argues that they both know EJ was behind it and that he won’t stop until Ava is dead. Rafe asks if he’s going to help him or not. Tripp says not until he knows Ava’s life is no longer in danger. Rafe asks if he’s saying he knows where she is. Tripp says he didn’t say that. Rafe decides he will have to contact Melinda Trask because he’s left him no choice but to send her after Wendy.

Johnny and Chanel watch a movie together until Chanel falls asleep in his arms.

Jada tells Talia not to talk like making a bad decision is a pattern. Jada says she’s not judging her and acknowledges that she was terribly hurt, was drinking, and did something very reckless but she obviously regrets it. Jada hopes it doesn’t happen again. Talia assures it won’t and that they were just using each other to lessen the pain they were both experiencing and it meant nothing. Talia says that’s why they decided to put it behind them and pretend it never happened.

Shawn tells Belle that he tried to get professional help. Belle argues that it was only for 24 hours and it helped. Shawn thought he could handle it on his own but he realizes Belle is right that it’s too big of a problem for him to handle by himself. Belle asks if that means he will get the help. Shawn states that he will go to AA. Belle argues that he said that before. Shawn asks if she doesn’t believe him. Belle cries that she wants to but she has to see it actually happening before she can believe anything is going to change.

Wendy claims to EJ that she has no idea where Ava is as she wasn’t going to tell her where she was headed. EJ calls Wendy very good at her job but says when an employee proves untrustworthy, that employee has to go. Wendy pleads with EJ not to ship her back to Fairbanks. EJ clarifies that she won’t be working for any DiMera office as he then tells her that she’s fired.

Rafe calls Melinda but Tripp pleads with him not to. Rafe asks if he’s having a change of heart. Tripp asks Rafe to promise to leave Wendy out of this if he tells him where Ava and Harris are. Rafe argues that he’s in no position to make demands, but if he’s honest and his tip pans out then he sees no reason to go after Wendy. Rafe hangs up the phone and asks Tripp where Ava and Harris are.

Johnny covers Chanel with a blanket on the couch as she fell asleep. Johnny goes to leave but Chanel wakes up and asks if she fell asleep. Johnny guesses she didn’t like the movie as much as he did. Chanel blames being up at 4 AM for the Bakery and taking an allergy pill. Johnny tells her it’s okay and she should sleep. Chanel points out that it’s early. Johnny promises he’s not offended. Chanel guesses this is not how he saw their date going. Johnny tells her that they have plenty more dates to go on and kisses her. Johnny tells her to get some sleep as he then exits.

Talia tells Jada that the worst thing about this that upsets her the most is that she keeps disappointing her and feels she’s making Jada ashamed of her. Jada assures she’s not ashamed of her and praises her. Jada adds that she’s so proud that Talia is a doctor, but she’s just disappointed that this is making her hurt. Jada admits she’s concerned about Shawn and Belle, but Talia is her sister and she will always be her main concern. Talia says she’s so lucky to have her. Jada says they’re lucky to have each other as they hug. Talia tells Jada that she should get some sleep and she’ll get out of here to let her have some peace and quiet. Jada encourages that Talia will find someone that loves her for who she is. Talia then exits.

Wendy goes to the hospital and runs in to Tripp. Tripp asks what she’s doing there as he thought she went to work. Wendy reveals that she did but then she got fired. Tripp asks why. Wendy acknowledges that he told her not to go after EJ but she thought she had the perfect opportunity to go through EJ’s phone but he set her up and caught her. Tripp says he’s so sorry. Wendy blames herself for not listening. Tripp hates that this happened but he knows that she’ll find another job where she’s not working for a murderous bastard and for someone who actually appreciates her talents. Wendy says she’ll worry about that later and then reveals to Tripp that she told EJ about Ava thinking Susan is still alive.

Harris assumes things didn’t end well between Ava and Jake DiMera. Ava informs him that the day they got engaged, Jake died. Harris tells her that he’s sorry. Ava adds that she did something incredibly stupid by letting Gabi persuade her into pretending that she and Jake were already married for business reasons so Gabi could take over DiMera, but when EJ found out, he was not pleased and tried to run her out of town. Ava adds that’s when she tried to pay him back by kidnapping his mother and that’s how she got in to this whole mess. Ava states that now she has dragged Harris in to it with her. Harris encourages that it’s going to be okay. Ava questions if it will be since he risked his entire life for her and she couldn’t handle it if something happened to him too.

Shawn tells Belle that he will prove to her that he’s serious about recovery. Shawn offers to call Brady about going to a meeting right now. Belle informs Shawn that Brady isn’t around as he and Alex went to Greece for information about Victor’s death. They talk about Shawn not being asked to go. Shawn acknowledges that his life is a big mess and he has to fix it. Shawn then asks Belle to go to a meeting with him right now which she agrees to. Belle thanks him for asking her. They start to walk off together but run in to Talia. Belle asks Talia how it went with Chanel and if she liked the flowers. Talia informs her that they are no longer seeing each other since Chanel decided to get back with Johnny. Belle worries that she made it worse by bringing it up and apologizes. Talia tells Belle that she’s the last person who should be sorry.

Chanel sits at home and texts Talia that she’s thinking of her and hopes she’s doing ok.

EJ joins Johnny in the living room of the DiMera Mansion. EJ thought Johnny had a date. Johnny says Chanel was tired so they called it early and asks EJ how work was. EJ responds that it was fantastic as he fired Wendy. Johnny questions that and argues that Wendy was his best employee so he hopes it didn’t have anything to do with him. EJ informs Johnny that he caught her snooping at Tripp’s behest just like she did for Johnny as she was trying to tie him to the events with Ava at Bayview which he claims to have nothing to do with. EJ adds that Wendy said that Ava is suddenly claiming that Susan is alive. Johnny asks if he thinks that could be true. EJ doesn’t see how that could be.

Wendy apologizes to Tripp as she knows she wasn’t supposed to say anything but she realized that if EJ knew Susan might still be alive, he might stop going after Ava. Tripp asks what he said. Wendy says that EJ didn’t believe her and she knows she should’ve run it by him first. Tripp says it’s okay as he was pretty close to telling Rafe when he was questioning him. Wendy asks about him being questioned again. Tripp explains that the cops apparently went through the trash and found the pages they ripped out of their passports. Wendy asks if they are in trouble. Tripp says he doesn’t think so because he gave Rafe what he wanted and told him where Ava and Harris are.

Rafe goes to Jada’s room and apologizes for waking her, but informs her that he has a strong lead on where Ava and Harris are. Rafe asks how Jada feels about going with him to London to check it out.

Harris assures Ava that he’s not going anywhere and when this is all over, they will go home and get their lives back. Ava says that’s assuming they don’t get caught by the cops or if EJ kills them. Harris tells Ava that tomorrow, they will look for Susan and get one step closer. Harris advises Ava to trust him which she agrees to do. They then hold hands and say goodnight to each other.

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Lily tells Devon that she thinks the mystery investor in Chancellor-Winters is Tucker. Devon tells Lily that Billy told him to keep his guard up because he and Jack think Tucker is up to something. Jack and Billy have another argument because Billy talked to Devon even though Jack told him not to do it. Billy gets drunk and remembers some of the arguments he and Jack have had recently because Jack doesn’t trust him.

Nikki tells Audra to fire Kyle because she knows that they are having a secret relationship. Nikki makes it clear to Audra that she is going to give her one more chance to keep her job. Audra fires Kyle and puts an end to their relationship.

Victor tells Kyle he should return to work at Jabot.

Victor tells Victoria that he is the one running the company, and if she doesn’t like it she can quit. Victor tells Nikki that he can’t go on the trip they planned because he needs to start running the company right away.

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Lily tells Devon that Victor has sold his private investment in Chancellor-Winters to an anonymous investor. Lily later goes to Victor’s office to ask him why he sold his investment and Victor tells Lily he has to handle some problems at Newman Enterprises. Victor also tells Lily that the anonymous investor in Chancellor-Winters wishes to remain anonymous until some contract details are worked out.

Jack and Billy argue because Billy wants to turn Devon against Tucker so Tucker will leave town but Jack makes it clear that he doesn’t like that plan and they have to find another way to get Tucker out of town. Jack is upset when he sees Billy talking to Devon at Society and he knows Billy went against his wishes.

Summer and Kyle call a truce and decide to have an amicable divorce for Harrison’s sake. Summer tells Kyle to consider coming back to Jabot where he belongs.

Tucker wants Phyllis to hack into Billy’s computer so he can see Billy’s financial records. Phyllis agrees to do it because she needs the 2.2 million dollars Tucker is going to give her to pay back the insurance company the money they paid out when she faked her death.

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Days Short Recap Tuesday, September 19, 2023

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Ava wondered if she and Harris made a mistake going to London. London is a big place so she wasn’t sure if they would be able to find Susan. Harris wanted to know what mistake she thought they made. She told him that they were there because she had a vision about Susan. It was possible that she was going crazy. Ava wondered why she would contact her. He said that she did it so they had to follow up on it. He thought it would work out for them. Ava tried to communicate with Susan, but she didn’t feel anything. He reminded her that she’s a Vitali and needed to act like one. Rafe called Tripp and wanted him to meet him at the station. Jada told Rafe that someone spotted Ava and Harris outside of Tripp’s place. He knew she worked all night and wanted her to go home. She wanted him to call her if something big happened. Tripp arrived so Rafe wanted to know about Ava being at his place. He admitted that he saw her. Tripp explained what happened to Rafe. Rafe wanted to know where Ava and Harris went and he said he didn’t know. Tripp wanted to leave, but Rafe warned him that he would be charged with obstructing justice if he didn’t talk to him. EJ told someone on the phone that he would handle everything. Nicole walked in the room so he got off the phone. She wanted to talk and he thought she wanted to talk because of his phone call. He said he needed her help with the business. She agreed to help, but she wanted to know if he tried to have Ava killed. He tried to deny it, but she didn’t believe him since he was representing the woman that Ava shot. She thought he was representing her to keep her quiet about what he did. She felt she deserved to know what was going on because she’s bringing a child into the situation.

EJ apologized for what happened. He was trying to protect her. Nicole was worried about what would happen to him. She thought Rafe would cut a deal with the woman so she could turn on him. EJ promised that he wouldn’t risk what they have for anything. Wendy showed up so Nicole left. Wendy showed him a proposal for the company. She tried to get him to talk about what happened to Ava, but he wouldn’t talk about it. He looked at her proposal. He let her know that he had a meeting to go to so he left. She spotted his phone so she tried to look through it. EJ caught her when he went back in the room. Belle arrived at the pub and talked to Eric. He wondered if she would represent him and Sloan so they could adopt a baby. She agreed to do it. He noticed that she was upset. She told him what happened with Shawn. Shawn woke up in bed with Talia. He was shocked by what happened. Talia woke up and was shocked too. He took the blame for what happened. She said it was her fault too. Shawn checked his phone and saw the missed texts and calls. He thought she assumed he was dead. He couldn’t believe how much he told Talia about his problems with Belle. He had to let Belle know that he was okay. They continued to talk about what happened between them. He didn’t want her to say anything until he figured out what to say to Belle. He went downstairs and ran into Eric. Eric wondered why he was there. He lied and said Jada let him crash in her room since she was working all night. Eric wondered about Talia and Shawn lied about her too. Talia overheard them so she made it seem like she just got home. She walked in so Shawn pretended to introduce himself to her. Jada arrived and apologized to Eric for his loss. He thanked her. He also thanked her for letting Shawn sleep in her room. Jada covered for him and went upstairs. She saw Talia changing the sheets and asked her if she slept with Shawn.

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Stefan and Gabi talk about taking over DiMera Enterprises with Dimitri and Megan’s shares. She wondered if they should try to get the Von Leuschner money as well. He said that would be going too far. She said she didn’t like it, but she agreed with him. She said once she had control over DiMera, they wouldn’t need Dimitri’s money. He sent Dimitri a text. He asked Dimitri about his decision. Kristen was shocked that Gwen knew about Leo and Dimitri. Gwen told her how she figured it out. She said she brushed off their interactions at first but everything fell into place in Iceland. She said she eavesdropped on Kristen and Dimitri when she was supposed to be packing. She said she knows about the inheritance. Kristen told her Dimitri and Leo are in love. She suggested that they team up and take Dimitri and Leo down. Gwen agreed to do it. Leo yelled at Dimitri for cheating on him with Gwen. He told Dimitri about his visit with Gwen. Dimitri said she was lying. He said they haven’t slept together since they have been back. He said he loved Leo. Leo said he loved him too. Dimitri told him Gabi and Stefan knew about them and are blackmailing him.

Leo asked Dimitri what he was going to do about Gabi and Stefan. Dimitri said he was going to kill them. Leo thought he was joking, but realized he wasn’t. He tried to talk Dimitri out of killing them. Dimitri said it was something he had to do. He reminded Leo about who he is. He said Leo didn’t have to have any part of it. He said he would take care of everything, Brady and Alex asked Konstantin about his visit with Victor. Konstantin didn’t give them that much information. He said Victor mentioned looking for a letter. Brady said he remembered Kayla finding old letters from Victor’s childhood home. Konstantin took them to the house, but when they found the box, it was empty. Theresa was shocked to find Shane at the door. He was shocked to see her. He couldn’t believe she followed Brady. She said she was there to help. He was able to see through her. She ended up telling the truth. He told her to move on from Brady and find someone who would appreciate her. She said she hoped Brady would see her for who she was now. She told Shane about her plan to use Alex. He told her she shouldn’t do that. He said if Brady couldn’t see how wonderful she was, he didn’t deserve her. She saw the briefcase he was carrying. She said she would buy him a nice one. He said it was recovered from Victor’s plane. He said it had legal documents and personal papers. He told her to give it to Brady and Alex. She told him she would give them the briefcase. When Shane left, she opened the case and went through it.

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EJ is in his office at DiMera Enterprises, on the phone with Joyce. He tells her to calm down and that she is safe as long as he’s representing her. EJ then finishes the call as Nicole arrives. Nicole says she needs to talk to him. EJ greets her with kisses and comments on the baby kicking. EJ guesses she got his message because he needs to talk to her as a consultant. EJ explains that he wants her to do some research before they make a big acquisition. Nicole responds that she can get right on that after he answers her question. Nicole then asks EJ if he tried to have Ava Vitali killed.

Ava and Harris are in their hotel room in London, England. Ava watches the TV and comments on there not being anything about them on there. Harris assures that no one is closing in on them. Ava worries about if anyone saw them or if anyone is staked outside the hotel. Harris encourages that they made it to London without anyone knowing where they are and tomorrow, they are going to start looking for Susan Banks. Ava complains that it’s a big city and they have no clue where to begin. Ava asks Harris what if they’ve made a huge mistake.

Wendy and Tripp talk at the hospital about Tripp not hearing from Ava yet. Wendy hopes that Ava can find Susan. Tripp responds that she’s going to have to or else she’s going to spend the rest of her life running from EJ. Tripp tells Wendy that he’ll never be able to repay her for coming up with the fake passports. Tripp points out that she took a big risk for someone she doesn’t even know. Wendy responds that she knows her son and that’s enough.

Belle meets Eric at the Brady Pub and says she got his message. Eric informs Belle that he and Sloan talked about still having a child and deciding that adoption may be their best option. Belle says she can understand that so Eric asks if she will help them through the process because they are going to need a lawyer and that’s why he asked her to meet. Belle agrees to represent him. Eric says he can see that something is wrong. Belle informs Eric that Shawn didn’t come home last night.

Shawn and Talia wake up in bed together. Talia begins to panic and questions what they have done. Shawn apologizes and blames himself but Talia says it was her too. Shawn grabs his phone and sees six messages and a voicemail from Belle, so he worries that she must think he’s dead in a ditch somewhere. Talia reminds Shawn that he said they got in to a big fight. Shawn doesn’t remember telling her that and asks what else he told her. Talia brings up that Belle cheated on Shawn in the past. Shawn acknowledges that he had never cheated on Belle but he guesses he can’t say that anymore. Shawn declares that he cannot believe this.

Eric asks Belle about Shawn seeing Marlena and coming out of this. Belle explains that Victor’s funeral happened and Shawn blames himself so he started drinking again and then he tried to go to work. Eric asks if he got suspended again. Belle clarifies that Rafe sent him home and he was clearly drunk. Belle admits she said some things she shouldn’t have said. Eric notes that this has been going on for a long time and understanding doesn’t seem to be the key with Shawn. Belle thinks she went too far by saying Shawn should go to rehab because that’s when things went off the rails. Belle adds that Shawn threw her affair with EJ in her face.

EJ asks Nicole why he would plot Ava’s murder. Nicole asks why wouldn’t he and brings up the news said that it looked like an attempted hit and no one hates Ava more than EJ does. EJ argues that Ava did the shooting and then escaped with Harris Michaels. Nicole brings up how the woman that Ava shot said she was a nurse but Bayview said they had never seen her there before. Nicole adds that the only person who knows this mystery person is her attorney, EJ, which leads her to believe that EJ hired her to avenge his mother by killing Ava.

Harris asks Ava what mistake they have made. Ava complains that they’ve barely had a moment to breathe since breaking out of Bayview and now they are in London with no clue what happens next. Harris encourages that they are going to figure it out. Ava cries that she is in EJ’s crosshairs and finding Susan is her only way out but they are in London based on a vision that she had. Harris asks what Ava is trying to say. Ava declares that he needs to take her back to Bayview because she’s clearly crazy.

Jada finishes a call at the police station as Rafe joins her and asks if there’s any news on the hunt for Ava. Jada shows him what she had and reveals that a neighbor thinks they may have seen Ava in the alley way outside of Tripp’s apartment. Jada wants to interview the neighbor but Rafe tells her that he will handle it because she is wearing the same clothes as yesterday and clearly needs to go home to rest. Jada jokes about Rafe being bossy as Rafe tells her to take off. Jada agrees to go but asks Rafe to promise to call if he finds anything big because she’s just as invested in finding Ava as he is. Rafe assures that she’s on speed dial as Jada then exits the station.

Tripp tells Wendy that he will let her know if he hears anything. Tripp then asks if Wendy is heading back to the apartment. Wendy responds that she was thinking of going to work. Tripp points out that her work is DiMera Enterprises. Tripp feels that she’s done enough and he doesn’t want her tangling with EJ. Wendy complains that Tripp’s mom is in trouble and the creep she works for may have sent an assassin to kill her. Tripp argues that only proves how dangerous EJ is. Wendy says she will just do some fishing and might find something useful while EJ won’t even know she’s there. Tripp asks her not to do this. Wendy jokes that if he didn’t want her involved, he shouldn’t have made her care about him so much. Wendy then walks away as Tripp gets a call from Rafe, who says he needs to see him down at the police station.

EJ informs Nicole that he’s representing Joyce because she was almost killed by the same woman who killed his mother. EJ says that he got to the hospital and she was being grilled by a police officer without counsel. Nicole asks why EJ even went to the hospital in the first place. EJ says he thought she might need an attorney and she did. Nicole argues that EJ hasn’t practiced law in many moons. EJ tells her that his law license is still active and he’s highly motivated because any enemy of Ava’s is automatically a friend of his. Nicole can’t tell if EJ is lying to her out of habit or to protect her. Nicole thinks EJ is defending Joyce because she knows something that he doesn’t want the cops to know. Nicole declares that since she’s having his baby in a couple months, she deserves to know what that is.

Belle informs Eric that she just got a notification that Shawn got her messages, so at least she knows he’s alive but she doesn’t know why he’s not calling her back and ghosting her. Eric suggests Shawn may be embarrassed over how he treated her and says he never should’ve brought up EJ. Belle acknowledges that it’s true that she cheated on him with EJ. Eric points out they were separated. Belle admits that she thought they had gotten past all of that. Belle worries that Shawn actually hasn’t forgiven her for her affair with EJ and if that’s part of the reason he’s drinking.

Talia tells Shawn that she’s not saying what they did was justified but she thinks he should give himself a break. Talia knows it must be hard for him to get rid of the mental image of his wife with another man and he’s obviously not over it. Shawn acknowledges that he threw it in Belle’s face and then went and got even more drunk. Shawn feels like he took advantage of Talia and apologizes. Talia asks him to stop apologizing, pointing out that she lost control too because she was hurt by Chanel breaking things off with her. Talia adds that she should feel bad because of all Belle did for her. Shawn points out that he is Belle’s husband and she’s waiting for a call from him. Shawn wonders what to say as he doesn’t even know how to tell her. They get out of bed and get dressed. Shawn tells Talia that he knows there’s a lot more to say but he has to tell Belle where he’s at. Shawn asks Talia not to say anything about last night until he figures out how to tell Belle. Talia agrees not to say a word. Shawn thanks her and figures he should get going. Shawn tells Talia to take care of herself. Talia wishes him luck. Shawn then exits the apartment.

Eric tells Belle to keep in mind that it was the alcohol talking, not Shawn. Belle says that’s unless he’s drinking again. Eric advises her not to engage and to tell Shawn that she won’t talk to him unless he’s sober as that’s the best thing she can do for him. Belle decides she will go get some air and hopes that Shawn will call soon. Belle then exits the Pub. Shawn comes downstairs and heads for the door but Eric spots him and questions where the hell he came from.

Harris states that Ava spent all that time going over what could go wrong. Ava questions what could go right when all they have to go on is her visions and they don’t know if she will get another one. Harris argues that Ava convinced him that her visions may be Susan really trying to reach her. Ava asks why her when she is the one who almost killed Susan. Harris says they were sent here so maybe they have to wait for a signal. Ava argues that Susan didn’t give her an address. Harris points out that they are here now and they are ahead of the cops so he has a good feeling that it’s going to work out. Ava guesses they’ll go on that then and complains that Susan better send her another sign soon before EJ comes to finish off the job.

EJ apologizes to Nicole for stonewalling her but says this is about protecting her. Nicole argues that they both know what’s going on here and complains about the idea of giving birth while EJ is in prison. EJ insists that he won’t be in prison because no one knows what he’s done. Nicole argues that he’s probably Rafe’s number one suspect because of what Ava did to Susan. EJ assures that Joyce won’t sell him out as long as he guarantees her safety. EJ vows that he would not put what they have at risk for anything. Wendy then arrives and says she has something for EJ to see. EJ tells her that he’s in a meeting but Nicole says it’s okay as she’s going to do that research. Nicole advises EJ to try not to freak out as she then exits. EJ asks what he can do for Wendy. Wendy responds that it shouldn’t take long as she just wants to make sure that she’s on track with something.

Tripp goes to the police station and meets with Rafe in the interrogation room. Rafe thanks him for coming and says it shouldn’t take long. Rafe apologizes for interrupting him with Wendy the night before. Tripp says it’s okay and that he needed to know what was going on with his mom. Tripp adds that he’s sorry he couldn’t be much help as he doesn’t know where she is. Rafe says that Tripp was actually very helpful and he hopes he can be again. Tripp responds that he just wants Ava to be okay. Rafe tells Tripp that they know for a fact that Ava was alive and well at 9 PM last night. Rafe reveals an eye witness spotted Ava and Harris. Tripp states that is good. Rafe adds that the funny thing is that they were spotted in the alley right behind Tripp’s apartment, so he has to ask if Tripp has seen Ava since they last talked. Tripp then admits that he has. Tripp tells Rafe that when he got home last night, Ava and Harris were there, they talked for awhile and then left. Rafe asks how they got in. Tripp admits it was the fire escape. Rafe acknowledges that it must have been hard and emotional to see his mom after someone tried to kill her. Tripp confirms that it was. Rafe asks if she asked for his help. Tripp responds that she knew he couldn’t do anything for her so they left. Rafe asks if he has any idea where they went. Tripp says he can’t say and adds that he hasn’t lied, so he asks if he can go now. Rafe tells Tripp to tell the hospital that he’s hung up because he’s not going anywhere. Tripp states that he has nothing more to say. Rafe warns Tripp to think about the obstruction charges he could be facing for failing to tell him that he saw Ava. Rafe then walks out of the room.

EJ goes over a folder that Wendy presented to him. Wendy says she was told to do a system upgrade and wanted him to see it because it could be really expensive. Wendy tells him to take his time while she’ll just read the Spectator. Wendy looks at it and comments on seeing Ava escaped last night. EJ responds that he knows. Wendy guesses that the police must have told EJ right away because of his unfortunate connection with Ava and what happened to his mother. EJ comments on his mother being a great person. Wendy reads that it says they don’t know where Ava is and remarks that it’s kind of scary considering everything she has done. Wendy guesses EJ has good security here and at his house. EJ tells Wendy that she’s going to have to stop talking if she wants him to give this his full attention.

Ava tries calling out to Susan and says she’d really appreciate another sign. Ava complains when nothing happens. Harris argues that Ava is just tired and punchy after the flight. Ava mocks Harris not being afraid of anything. Harris tells Ava to act like a Vitali. Ava complains about Harris sounding like a broken record as she storms in to the bathroom.

Eric tells Shawn that Belle was just there and worried about him. Shawn says he’s just trying to figure out what to say as they have a lot to talk about. Shawn assumes that Belle told Eric about their fight. Eric confirms that Belle said he didn’t come home last night. Shawn tells Eric that he ran in to Jada and told her about the fight, so Jada said he could crash here while she was working the late shift. Talia comes down the stairs but stops when she sees them talking. Eric then asks Shawn about Talia since she lives there too.

Belle walks through the town square and runs in to Nicole. Nicole asks about Shawn since she knows Victor’s funeral must have been hard on him. Belle confirms that Shawn’s not in great shape. Nicole says she’s sorry. Belle asks how Nicole is since she must be due soon. Nicole says she is due in January and is really excited. Belle bets EJ must be excited too. Nicole assures that EJ is really on board now there is no uncertainty as that was hard on EJ and Eric. Nicole adds that she’s really sorry about Eric and Sloan losing their baby. Nicole asks how Eric is doing. Belle mentions that she was just with him and that he and Sloan are now looking in to adoption. Nicole is surprised but says that’s great. Belle comments on Eric always wanting a kid and knowing he’ll be a great father which Nicole agrees with.

Shawn claims to Eric that Talia is working too at the hospital on the late shift and admits he drank a lot last night which kept him from going home. Talia goes and sneaks out the back. Shawn tells Eric that he’ll catch up with him later. Eric informs Shawn that Belle knows he saw her messages and she deserves to know that he’s going to be alright. Shawn responds that he’s going to go find her now. Talia then enters the Pub and says she hopes the coffee is fresh as she claims that she just got off the hospital night shift, so Eric goes to get her coffee. Shawn pretends to meet Talia for the first time and introduces himself, adding that Jada let him crash. Shawn then gets a text from Belle that she’s in the town square. Eric tells Shawn to just make it right as he then exits the Pub.

Jada returns to the police station. Rafe thought he told her to go home. Jada claims she was on her way home but her route took her by Tripp’s place, so on a hunch she decided to check it out. Rafe asks if she found something.

EJ tells Wendy that she did a good job and he’ll think about it before getting back to her. Wendy apologizes if she overstepped by talking about Ava and Susan as it’s none of her business. EJ says it’s nothing and adds that he’s due in a meeting. EJ tells Wendy that his computer mouse is messing up, so Wendy says she will take care of it. EJ then exits while Wendy sits at his desk and is amazed to discover that EJ forgot his phone.

Jada goes to the Brady Pub and sees Eric. Jada mentions hearing about Sloan’s miscarriage and says she’s so sorry. Eric thanks her and says he really appreciates her saying that. Eric adds that he also appreciates what she did for Shawn last night as she must have known he was drunk and that he didn’t want to go home after fighting with Belle so she let him crash there. Jada goes along with it and says she’s pretty beat so she’ll see him as she heads upstairs to her room.

Belle tells Nicole that she will tell Eric that she asked about him. Nicole tells her not to and says she’s just happy that Eric and Sloan got past what happened. Shawn arrives and greets them. Nicole tells him that she’s really sorry about Victor which Shawn says he appreciates. Nicole then walks away. Belle asks how Shawn is feeling. Shawn admits he’s hungover. Belle then asks where he slept last night.

Talia makes her bed as Jada comes home and says she’s got to be kidding her. Jada questions if Talia slept with Shawn Brady.

Rafe returns to Tripp in the interrogation room. Tripp talks about Rafe trying to scare him with the obstruction charges and asks what jury is going to convict him for trying to protect his own mother after a hitwoman tried to kill her. Rafe agrees and tells him to forget the obstruction because he didn’t need it. Rafe then warns Tripp that he could be facing a charge of aiding and abetting a felon. Rafe then reveals Tripp and Wendy’s passports.

Wendy tries searching through EJ’s phone but EJ returns and asks if he may help her.

Ava returns from the shower as Harris is getting undressed.

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Mariah and Tessa worry about Aria’s next appointment with the audiologist who will run more tests on Aria to determine the extent of her hearing loss.

Sharon tells Mariah that she thinks Summer has feelings for Chance, but she isn’t worried about it because she thinks Summer is just grateful to Chance for helping her through a rough time. Summer tells Daniel she has feelings for Chance, but she is scared to get hurt again.

Jack and Billy decide to turn Devon against Tucker so that Tucker will leave town. Tucker asks Phyllis to use her computer skills to hack into a company and he will pay her 2.2 million dollars to pay off her debts.

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Days Update Monday, September 18, 2023

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Leo accuses Dimitri of cheating on him with his wife and complains that he just got an earful from Gwen about their sex lives. Leo demands the truth as he asks if Dimitri has been playing him this whole time.

Kristen questions Gwen already knowing that Dimitri was cheating on her with Leo. Gwen says of course she knew and brings up the lustful looks that Leo has been giving Dimitri. Gwen says she’d have to be braindead to not have noticed. Kristen questions if Gwen has been pretending to be in love with Dimitri while knowing all along that he was crazy in love with Leo. Gwen admits that in the beginning, she was a bit of a naïve fool when Dimitri proposed to her as she thought her luck had really turned around and she was going to marry the man of her dreams. Gwen is relieved to report that she has jumped off of cloud nine and landed safely, so she’s now back to being her cynical misanthropic self.

In Athens ,Greece, Alex and Brady ask about Constantine’s meeting with Victor before he died. Constantine questions Victor not telling them. Brady and Alex explain that Victor only told Maggie that he was going to visit Bo, who doesn’t live in Greece, which is why they were shocked when Victor’s plane went down in the Mediterranean. Brady says Victor must not have wanted anyone to know where he was and questions what he was doing in Greece.

Theresa waits on room service but is shocked when she opens the door to see her dad, Shane Donovan, has arrived and she hugs him.

Stefan tells Gabi that it feels pretty damn good to have Dimitri right where they want him, thanks to them uncovering his deep dark secret. Stefan declares that pretty soon, they will have DiMera in the palm of their hand. Gabi asks why stop there and suggests making Dimitri hand over the Von Leuschner money too.

Dimitri questions what Leo means. Leo repeats how Gwen went in detail about her and Dimitri’s sex life. Dimitri tells Leo that Gwen is lying as they have not been physically intimate. Leo says that doesn’t make any sense and asks why Gwen would lie.

Kristen asks Gwen when she figured all of this out. Gwen explains that when Leo showed up to her honeymoon, claiming he was there for a secret Madonna concert, is when she started getting suspicious as it was all too coincidental. Kristen asks if Gwen had no idea before that. Gwen admits she was a naïve fool but once her suspicions were aroused, she started to look back on all the little moments where she should’ve seen Dimitri and Leo for the lying snakes that they are.

Theresa tells Shane that it’s so good to see him. Shane tells her the same but questions what she’s doing here as he was told Alex and Brady were staying in these rooms. Theresa says they should be back soon. Shane says that doesn’t answer his question and guesses this is about Brady.

Constantine tells Alex and Brady that he didn’t plan to meet Victor but he just appeared and he could tell something was really wrong. Alex guesses it’s about his son, Bo. Constantine confirms that Victor had just come from visiting Bo and he could tell it was a very painful visit but he could tell that something other than his ailing son was on Victor’s mind.

Stefan questions Gabi wanting to go after Dimitri’s inheritance too. Gabi asks why not since they have him where they want him and if they get that money, they won’t have to share with any member of the family.

Gwen repeats to Kristen that when Leo showed up at her honeymoon with his Madonna excuses is when she started thinking back to the little moments. Kristen tells her to go on. Gwen starts when she and Dimitri first got engaged and she didn’t hear from him all day, then Leo said he was with him as they were planning a surprise for her for the wedding. Gwen recalls thinking it was strange but she told herself that she was being paranoid. Gwen brings up all the times that Dimitri wasn’t interested in making love to her.

Dimitri reminds Leo that Gwen believes they are in love so they would have to have sex sometimes. Leo says he gets it but hopes Dimitri is not enjoying it. Dimitri swears that he’s only sleeping with Gwen out of obligation but he’s sleeping with Leo because he loves him.

Stefan asks Gabi what incentive Dimitri has to keep quiet if they take everything from him as he has to have something to lose in order to be blackmailed. Gabi guesses he’s right but feels there must be something they can do to get a bigger payday out of this. Stefan loves the way her mind works but says in this instance, they can’t afford to be greedy.

Gwen tells Kristen that Dimitri was not interested in having sex with her and remembers that the first person she told was Leo. Gwen recalls walking in on Dimitri in his underwear with Leo and they claimed that he was trying on suits. Gwen says she knew Leo wasn’t being completely honest but she thought she knew why. Gwen guesses she was so stupid as she knows Leo always has crushes on straight men, but says she should’ve known when “Matthew Perry” came in to the picture which Kristen questions.

Leo questions Dimitri saying that he loves him. Dimitri confirms that he does and supposes he only realized it when Mr. Roth said he could see it so clearly. Dimitri talks about it going beyond attraction and lust. Dimitri says he misses him when he’s not around and he wants to share everything with him. Dimitri declares that he wants to make Leo happy and repeats that he loves him. Leo says he loves him too and they kiss.

Shane knew Theresa hadn’t really gotten over Brady but questions her chasing him all the way to Greece. Theresa admits she followed him but claims she’s helping Brady and Alex with their investigation. Shane argues that they apparently don’t want her help, otherwise she’d be out investigating with them now. Shane praises Theresa but hates to see her chasing someone who doesn’t appreciate her. Shane declares that if Brady can’t understand how wonderful she is, then he doesn’t deserve her.

Brady questions Constantine saying that Victor seemed worried about something other than Bo. Constantine adds that when he asked Victor about it, he got quiet. Brady talks about Victor having his will destroyed and asks if he mentioned anything about that. Constantine says he did not, but he did mention a letter. Alex asks what Victor said about this letter. Constantine says that Victor said it was of great importance to him, then shared a toast and left. Constantine steps away while Alex asks Brady if he really thinks Victor came all this way for a letter. Brady talks about when Victor sets his mind to something. Brady then remembers Kayla saying that she found a box full of old letters when Bo held her in Victor’s old home.

Theresa tells Shane that she knows she should move on and she’s tried with other boyfriends, but she can’t help comparing them to Brady and none of them measure up. Theresa swears that she’s trying to play it cool as Brady thinks she has a thing for Alex but she doesn’t. Shane points out that Alex is Brady’s cousin and asks how far she’s willing to take this deception. Theresa doesn’t know and acknowledges that Alex is really cool, handsome, and rich so it won’t be hard for her. Shane questions if she’s planning a fling with Alex to make Brady jealous. Theresa says she’s not really planning anything but she’s holding onto hope that if Brady spends time with her, he will realize she’s changed and maybe he’ll fall in love with her again.

Kristen questions Gwen about “Matthew Perry”. Gwen then explains how she found the initials MP in Leo’s phone and he claimed it was Matthew Perry but not the actor. Gwen says at that point, she stopped worrying about Dimitri even after Leo interrupted their wedding and then their honeymoon. Gwen adds that she believed Leo at first about the Madonna concert, but the more she thought about it, the crazier it seemed though she had no proof that anything was going on until the very next day when Leo came in her room, pretending to be torn up over Victor’s death so she went out to get him a snack but reveals that she came back and found them together without them knowing. Gwen then thought back to when she found Leo hiding someone in his room and Leo said it was a married man. Gwen declares that then she knew the truth and that “MP” stood for Magic Penis which Kristen laughs at.

Leo asks Dimitri what he means when he said they have trouble. Dimitri tells him to brace himself. Leo starts to worry that Gwen is pregnant and they will be bound together forever. Dimitri assures she is not so Leo asks what kind of trouble they have. Dimitri then reveals that Gabi and Stefan have discovered they are sleeping together and are using it as blackmail. Leo asks how that can be when they have been so careful. Dimitri says they apparently found the hotel receipt showing he paid for his room in Iceland and they got Rachel to confirm she saw them sleeping together.

Stefan tells Gabi that he covets the Von Leuschner money as much as she does, but he thinks they need to focus on their original plan because when Dimitri gives them he and Megan’s shares, they will have a huge block at DiMera and almost be guaranteed to be the deciding votes which means if Chad and EJ want any say, they will have to come to them. Gabi admits it does have a certain appeal and maybe eventually, they could run the whole company and then they kick EJ out on his ass.

Leo complains that there are far too many nosy, obnoxious children running around the DiMera Mansion. Dimitri adds that Gabi and Stefan are demanding he and Megan’s shares or else they will tell Gwen everything. Leo asks what they are going to do. Dimitri declares that there’s only one thing they can do and that’s kill them which Leo questions.

Gwen tells Kristen that after walking in on Dimitri and Leo on her honeymoon, that’s when she knew the truth and she didn’t know which one she was more angry at. Kristen comments on the flight home which Gwen calls definitely a challenge to be unable to strangle them for 10 hours. Gwen adds that as angry as she was, she couldn’t figure out why Dimitri wanted to marry her only to have an affair with a man right afterwards, until they came home and Dimitri sent her to unpack while he stayed here with Kristen. Gwen reveals that she decided to do some eavesdropping. Gwen asks Kristen about planning to split the Von Leuschner money with him all along. Kristen explains that she didn’t know Dimitri was betraying her to that extent because he only told her that he was just sleeping with Leo to keep him quiet. Gwen questions Kristen saying that Dimitri doesn’t have feelings for Leo and was just sleeping with him out of desperation. Kristen clarifies that is what she thought but Dimitri just told her that wasn’t the case and that what he and Leo have is the real thing as they are in love.

Leo questions Dimitri saying they have to kill Stefan and Gabi. Dimitri insists that he’s serious. Leo points out that Stefan is his uncle. Dimitri argues that he barely knows he and Gabi. Leo says it’s a serious crime and that he can’t be serious. Dimitri reminds Leo that he nearly took out half of Salem. Leo argues that was his world domination era but he’s moved on. Dimitri says that Leo doesn’t have to be any part of this but he’s not going to let two new relatives ruin everything for him, so he’s going to do everything he possibly can to make sure they don’t. Dimitri tells Leo that all he has to do is sit back and keep his mouth shut.

Gabi talks to Stefan about how if they get Dimitri’s shares, they won’t have to share anything. Stefan agrees it will all be theirs.

Alex asks Brady if he really thinks Victor came all this way for a box of letters when he’s sent hundreds of letters. Brady guesses these were really important to him and brings up the letters he sent to Caroline Brady, who sent them back to him. Alex realizes that Caroline was Bo’s mother and Victor had just coming from seeing Bo. Constantine comes back and tells them that Victor was family so they are too and they are welcome anytime and if there’s anything he can do for them. Brady brings up Victor’s childhood home and asks if he knows where that is. Constantine confirms he does as Victor liked him to keep an eye on things and says he would be happy to show them.

Theresa asks Shane about his briefcase. Shane explains that it was Victor’s as it was recovered in the wreckage and they said it didn’t have anything to do with the crash as it was just his personal belongings, papers, and legal documents so he thought maybe Alex and Brady would like to take it home to Maggie. Theresa says she’ll make sure they get it and invites Shane to stay for room service. Shane says he can’t but reminds her about what he said about finding a man who is worthy of her. Shane hugs her and says he loves her as he then exits. Theresa then begins to look over the briefcase.

Gabi tells Stefan that they’ve given Dimitri enough time to stew and suggests going in for the kill. Stefan agrees and texts Dimitri to ask if they are getting the shares.

Dimitri tells Leo that he better go see Gwen so she doesn’t get suspicious. Dimitri tells Leo that he’ll see him and kisses him goodbye as he exits.

Gwen tells Kristen that she’s going to confront her so called husband. Kristen stops her and thinks they should turn the tables around on Dimitri. Gwen asks if she’s saying they should join forces to get back at Leo and Dimitri for what they did to them. Gwen agrees and shakes hands with Kristen.

Constantine brings Alex and Brady to the wine cellar of Victor’s childhood home. Brady mentions Kayla referencing an old metal box that had the letters which Alex finds. Brady hopes it will give them all the answers they need as he prepares to open the box.

Theresa takes a knife and begins trying to break in to Victor’s briefcase.

Brady opens the metal box but finds it is empty.

Theresa gets Victor’s briefcase open and removes the stack of letters.

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Days Short Recap Friday, September 15, 2023

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Recap written by Michele and Cheryl

Alex was surprised to see Theresa in Greece. He wondered why she was there. He reminded her that he told her not to come. Brady wasn’t going to be happy about her being there. She didn’t care how Brady felt about it. Brady was upset to see her there. She made it seem like she had sex with Alex. She and Brady argued about her being there. She said that Alex invited her, but he didn’t believe her. Alex came back in the room and told Brady he didn’t invite her there. She said it didn’t matter because she was already there. Brady refused to let her come with them. She refused to leave. She asked him if she could sleep in his room. Julie checked on Maggie and she filled her in about what happened with Vivian. Vivian surprised Julie. She talked to her about Lani and how she wanted to visit the twins. Julie wanted to throw her out for her, but Vivian told her that she couldn’t do it. She wanted to know why Maggie was still there. Maggie went off when Vivian called Victor her husband. Vivian told her that she would call the police if she’s there when she got back. Julie told her to fight back. She invited Maggie to stay with her until the situation was resolved.

Leo was thinking about Dimitri when Gwen showed up. She told him about her sex life with Dimitri. Leo snapped at her to stop. Gwen was confused by his reaction so he had to cover his tracks. He said he was jealous. Gwen wanted to know what happened to his boyfriend. He told her that his boyfriend decided to work things out with his wife. Gwen tried to empathize with him. She thought he would find someone like Dimitri. After Gwen left, he wondered what Dimitri was doing. Kristen teased Dimitri about his situation. He wanted her to stop talking so loud, but she thought he should be worried about his lawyer. He told her what he and Leo did and she wanted her money. He wanted her to be patient about the money. He said he had his own expenses. Kristen didn’t like what she heard and threatened to tell Gwen the truth. Stefan and Gabi showed up and wanted to know their secret. Vivian arrived before they could answer. Stefan and Gabi were shocked to see her. Vivian wondered how Gabi was able to get Stefan to remarry her. He said he loved Gabi. Gabi and Vivian started arguing until noticed Dimitri. She was surprised to find out who he was. She left the mansion. Later, Dimitri went to see Leo. Leo was upset at the idea that Dimitri was cheating on him with Gwen. Vivian went home and was happy to see Maggie packed and ready to leave. Maggie warned her that it wasn’t over. Kristen walked in on Gwen having breakfast. Kristen had something to tell Gwen about Dimitri and Leo. Gwen wanted to know what it was and Kristen told her about them having an affair. Gwen told her that she already knew that.

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Days Update Friday, September 15, 2023

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Gabi wakes Stefan up in bed and tells him that they need to decide if they are going to burn down Dimitri’s house of cards by telling his wife that he’s having an affair with her gay best friend.

Kristen joins Dimitri in the living room of the DiMera Mansion. Kristen comments on Dimitri working up quite an appetite and asks if he was with Gwen or with Leo. Dimitri tells her to lower her voice. Kristen suggests he worry more about convincing the lawyer that he and Gwen are happily married. Dimitri tells Kristen not to concern herself with that. Kristen states that he needs to turn in an Oscar worthy performance. Dimitri tells her to hand him his trophy then. Kristen questions how he managed to convince Mr. Roth that he didn’t need to see Gwen in person. Dimitri asks who says he didn’t see her. Kristen questions how he arranged for Mr. Roth to meet with Gwen without telling Gwen about the money. Dimitri responds that he had a stand-in.

Leo remains dressed as Gwen in his room until Gwen shows up at his door.

Julie joins Maggie in the living room of the Kiriakis Mansion. Julie apologizes to Maggie for not coming to Victor’s service as Doug wasn’t feeling well. Maggie assures that she understands. Julie says Doug is better today and asks how everything went. Maggie responds that the service was lovely, but then they had an uninvited guest. Julie asks who. Vivian then enters the room and announces that would be her.

Alex and Brady arrive at the hotel in Athens, Greece. Alex comments on the long flight and jokes about the flight attendant giving him the look. Brady reminds him that they didn’t fly to Greece to chase tail. Alex hopes they didn’t come for nothing as he worries it’s a longshot that they find what Victor was up to before his plane went down. Brady says the burning question is why Victor destroyed his will but says it’s the only shot they’ve got. Alex brings up the lead from Andrew and suggests going to see Constantine which Brady agrees with. Brady says he’s jet lagged and going to take a shower, then they will head out. After Brady heads to the shower, Theresa then shows up at the door, surprising Alex. Alex asks what the hell she’s doing in Greece. Theresa reminded him that she offered to help find out what Victor was up to while Alex reminds her that he told her Brady would hate the idea. Theresa says she got her own flight and Brady is not their boss. Alex tells Theresa that she should not be there. Theresa responds that she is there and suggests Alex tell Brady that he doesn’t give a damn if he likes it or not and that he’s grateful that she came to help solve Victor’s mystery.

Julie thought Vivian was rotting away in prison. Vivian responds that she was released on good behavior. Julie complains about the justice system. Vivian brings up Lani still being in prison. Julie tells Maggie to ask Vivian to leave. Vivian asks Julie about her great grandchildren and says maybe she should pop over to Washington DC to get reacquainted with Lani and Eli’s twins.

Leo tells Gwen that he was just thinking about her and wondering how married life is treating her. Gwen responds that it’s been wonderful and couldn’t be better. Leo says he’s so glad to hear that. Gwen talks about being worried at first when they had to cut the honeymoon short but it hasn’t put a damper on the romance. Gwen adds that Dimitri seems more in love than ever as he can’t keep his hands off of her.

Stefan asks Gabi if they are 100% certain that Dimitri is sleeping with Leo. Gabi informs him that she and Rachel finished their game of 20 questions while Stefan was sleeping and Rachel admitted that she saw Dimitri and Leo in bed together. Stefan realizes that Dimitri really did just marry Gwen for the money. Gabi talks about Gwen strolling around like the happy newlywed while her husband is being a completely, slimy dirtbag. Gabi tells Stefan that they have to figure out how to use this fascinating information to their advantage.

Kristen questions Dimitri thinking he could convince Mr. Roth that Leo in drag was his wife. Dimitri acknowledges that it sounds like a bad SNL sketch, but it worked. Kristen asks how if he said Mr. Roth saw right through Leo’s disguise. Dimitri explains that when Mr. Roth realized that he and Leo have genuine feelings for each other, he felt empathy for them. Kristen argues that Dimitri convinced her that he was just stringing Leo along to keep it from Gwen. Kristen asks if Dimitri has gone soft for Leo. Dimitri then confirms that Leo is the man he loves.

Leo asks if Gwen is saying Dimitri can’t keep his hands off of her. Gwen assures that Dimitri has been in a great mood the last few days and he’s always in the mood. Gwen talks about Dimitri’s appetite. Leo claims he’s so happy for them. Gwen thanks him and talks about how she can barely keep up with Dimitri. Gwen jokes that Leo’s joke about Dimitri having a magic penis is quite accurate.

Alex tells Theresa that he wishes they could hang out but he has to go get ready because he and Brady are going to meet Constantine. Theresa teases him and then tells him to go shower. Alex tells Theresa to book herself a flight back home and that she can charge it to Basic Black. Alex goes to shower as Brady then returns to the room and questions what the hell Theresa is doing there. Theresa tells him that Alex is in the shower because he just worked up quite the sweat.

Julie calls Vivian despicable. Julie tells Maggie to just say the word and she will kick Vivian to the curb. Vivian doesn’t think Maggie will be able to do that. Julie asks what she means. Vivian explains that the house is not Julie’s or Maggie’s either. Julie calls her out of her mind. Vivian doesn’t understand what Maggie is doing there as Justin and Bonnie left last night, so she suggests Maggie and Julie leave as well. Julie questions Victor destroying his will and that he and Vivian never divorced. Julie asks if this is some kind of joke. Vivian calls it no laughing matter and states that when Victor passed away, he was her husband and not Maggie’s. Maggie doesn’t give a damn and shouts that Victor was her husband in every way that mattered. Vivian says except legally. Vivian adds that she has some errands to run, so if they are still there when she comes back, she will have to call the authorities. After Vivian leaves the mansion, Julie calls her a bitch.

Stefan tells Gabi that they have two options, either expose Dimitri or extort him for every share of DiMera Enterprises that belongs to him and his mom which Gabi prefers. Gabi suggests they get the ball rolling by going downstairs to have a chat with Dimitri. Gabi thinks they better get the show on the road, so they get up and leave the room together.

Brady complains about Theresa following him to Greece when he’s on an urgent family matter. Theresa reminds him that she is family too. Brady questions why she would come uninvited. Theresa claims that she was invited by Alex, who thought she could help with their mission. Brady accuses her of lying as Alex would not invite her on this trip. Theresa argues that maybe Alex sees something in her that Brady doesn’t. Brady tells Theresa not to try playing her mind games. Theresa asks if he’s jealous. Alex comes out of the shower and asks Brady what’s going on. Brady hoped Alex could tell him because Theresa says that he invited her, so he questions if that’s true.

Kristen questions Dimitri falling in love with Leo Stark. Dimitri asks what difference it makes since Roth believed they were soulmates and that was enough for him to release the funds. Kristen asks where her cut is then. Dimitri says that’s on hold because he only brought the first installment of the trust and he has certain expenses. Kristen reminds him that he’s paying her to keep silent on his sham of a marriage. Dimitri argues that it’s only a matter of time before he gets the full inheritance. Kristen warns that if he crosses her, she will tell Gwen everything. Gabi and Stefan walk in as Gabi questions telling Gwen everything about what.

Gwen jokes with Leo that Dimitri and his magic penis might be the death of her. Gwen talks about her sex with Dimitri until Leo yells at her to shut the hell up. Gwen asks what that was about. Leo claims he doesn’t know what came over him and apologizes. Gwen thought he was happy for them. Leo says he is but he was up late last night and then admits he’s really jealous because Gwen has a rich, gorgeous husband and he has no one. Gwen asks what happened to his married boyfriend “Matthew Perry”. Leo says they broke up because he decided to work things out with his wife. Gwen says she’s so sorry. Leo says it was his own fault for getting involved with someone in the closet. Gwen encourages him not to let it get him down. Gwen calls Leo a real catch, praising him as clever, witty, smart, and intelligent. Gwen knows that one day, Leo will meet someone as wonderful as Dimitri. Leo then hugs Gwen.

Stefan asks Kristen what exactly she plans on telling Gwen and why it has Dimitri looking like he saw a ghost. Vivian walks in and greets them. Stefan questions his mother being there. Gabi asks how she got out of prison. Vivian asks if anyone’s ever heard of good behavior. Vivian asks how Gabi got Stefan to remarry her. Stefan clarifies that Gabi didn’t have to get him to do anything as they are in love more than ever. Vivian warns him to tread carefully because Gabi was in love with Nick Fallon and that didn’t work out for him. Gabi argues that Nick was an abusive jerk that she had to defend herself from and compares it to Carly Manning and Vivian’s nephew Lawrence. Vivian asks how dare she bring that up. Gabi complains about Vivian insinuating that she’s not good enough for her son which Vivian calls a fact. Gabi argues that Vivian is the reason they lost years because Stefan took a bullet for her. Dimitri interrupts to ask who Vivian is and what her issue is with the Von Leuschners.

Alex assures Brady that he did not invite Theresa. Theresa blows it off and says she’s here now, so they should just make the most of it. Theresa thinks they should go solve the mystery of Victor’s final days. Brady tells Theresa that there is no way in hell that she’s coming with them. Theresa says she’ll just stay here and do some sight seeing then. Brady offers to drop her off at the airport and book her a ticket home. Theresa argues that she did not take the long flight just to go right back. Theresa talks about adversity and says she can’t wait to explore Greece. Alex states that she clearly has no intention of going back so he thinks maybe they should just relax about it. Brady tells Theresa not to get in any trouble and warns her against following them which she says she won’t do. Theresa claims jet lag and tells Alex that she will just take a nap. Brady says they’ve wasted enough time and then exits with Alex. Theresa then grabs the phone and orders room service.

Gwen tells Leo that she must be off because Dimitri bought her sexy new lingerie to try on and she doesn’t like being away from her husband for too long. Gwen tells Leo that she will see him later and then exits. Leo mocks everything Gwen told him about their sex life and questions what kind of game Dimitri is playing.

Vivian introduces herself to Dimitri and asks who he is. Kristen informs her that he is Megan’s son. Dimitri brings up Carly being his cousin, who Vivian buried alive. Vivian goes over Dimitri being related to Carly and a DiMera, making him a Von Leuschner. Dimitri states that it makes him her sworn enemy. Vivian thinks she better get going. Stefan stops her and says she did a lot of talking and made it clear she’s as bitter as ever, but she hadn’t told them what she’s doing in Salem.

Maggie tells Julie that she can’t believe this is happening as she could lose her home and everything that she and Victor built to Vivian. Julie refuses to believe it and argues there must be something Justin can do. Maggie confirms that Justin looked in to Vivian’s claim and found out that it’s legit that Vivian and Victor’s divorce was never properly finalized. Julie argues that Maggie can’t surrender and she has to fight. Julie declares that a problem like Vivian Alamain can’t be solved over tea. Julie invites Maggie to her house where they can calmly plan her next moves. Julie says Maggie would only be gone long enough to get her bearings and so she doesn’t give Vivian the satisfaction of throwing her out of Victor’s house. Julie says it will better if Maggie leaves on her own so they can come up with a plan to throw Vivian out onto the streets. Julie encourages that Maggie has to fight and she’s going to fight with her.

Vivian tells Stefan that she has a slight infestation at the mansion before she moves in and then quickly exits. Kristen complains about Vivian being on the loose and says she’s going to call Eli to warn him. Kristen suggest she and Dimitri go finish their conversation but Dimitri convinces her that it can wait. Kristen then exits. Dimitri says he should get going too but Gabi stops him and says her question wasn’t answered, so she asks again what Kristen was threatening to tell Gwen earlier. Stefan then tells Dimitri that they’ll save him the trouble of coming up with a lie because they know. Gabi then reveals that they know Dimitri is having an affair with Leo Stark and tells him not to deny it because Rachel saw them in bed together and they know that he got Leo’s hotel in Iceland. Stefan tells Dimitri not to look so rattled, because they are willing to keep his dirty affair a secret. Gabi adds that they do have conditions.

Brady and Alex meet with Constantine. Constantine asks if they are related to Victor. Alex confirms Victor was his uncle and Brady’s grandfather. Constantine says he’s very sorry for their loss as Victor was a great man. Alex and Brady ask about Constantine’s meeting with Victor before he died.

Theresa waits on room service but is shocked when she opens the door.

Vivian returns home and sees Maggie is still there, so she threatens to call the sheriff. Maggie assures that she and Julie are leaving. Vivian comments on never seeing Maggie as the Matriarch of the Kiriakis clan. Maggie states that Vivian may have won this round but warns that the war is just beginning as she exits.

Stefan and Gabi talk about the look on Dimitri’s face when they demanded his stocks. Gabi says so much for Megan’s plan because now they got Dimitri and their shares right where they want them.

Dimitri goes to see Leo and tells him that they have a big problem. Leo agrees and complains that he is two timing him with his wife.

Kristen returns to the living room where she finds Gwen. Gwen asks if she’s seen Dimitri around. Kristen says he was there earlier but must have went out. Gwen calls that a shame as they were supposed to have breakfast together. Kristen states that there is something she feels she has to tell Gwen. Kristen adds that she wouldn’t have said anything but Dimitri has forced her hand. Gwen asks what it is. Kristen responds that it has to do with Dimitri and Leo. Gwen asks what about them. Kristen then reveals to Gwen that Dimitri and Leo are having an affair. Gwen then surprises Kristen by revealing that she already knew that!

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Days Update Thursday, September 14, 2023

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Theresa shows up at Alex’s door and smiles when he answers wearing just a towel.

Brady informs Belle that he and Alex are flying to Greece tonight. Belle mentions hearing that’s where Victor was before his plane crashed. Brady explains that they are going to try to figure out what Victor was doing there and why he destroyed his will. Belle says it sounds like he has a lot on his plate so she won’t stand in his way. Brady notes that she sounds a little bummed and asks if she wants to talk. Belle doesn’t want to hold him up but Brady points out that his flight doesn’t leave for a couple hours, so he asks what’s going on. Belle informs him that she and Shawn just had a huge fight. Brady asks what about. Belle then reveals that Shawn is drinking again.

At the Brady Pub, Talia tells Shawn that he can join her but she doesn’t think she’d be great company as she’s trying to drown her sorrows. Shawn says that’s his plan too as he sits down. Shawn asks about her sorrows. Talia responds that it’s heartbreak and humiliation as she just got dumped tonight.

Chanel goes to the DiMera Mansion where Johnny says he wasn’t expecting to see her again tonight. Chanel says she decided to surprise him. Johnny says they have a lot to catch up on.

In Marlena’s office, John explains to his father Timothy how for awhile, he thought he was a priest but it was a lie. John says it’s been a hell of a ride not knowing who he was which Timothy can relate too. They laugh together as Marlena joins them. John can’t believe he’s actually having a conversation with his real father. Marlena is so glad they found each other which Timothy credits Marlena for. Timothy says most people would’ve tried to put his memory together with a few questions and then moved on but not Marlena. Timothy adds that he was a total stranger but she pieced his life back together. Marlena notes that John and Steve had a lot to do with it. Timothy says he’s grateful to both of them and notes that it’s getting late, so he asks if they want to drive him back to his VA hospital. John then declares that he’s not going anywhere because he’s coming home with them.

Theresa tells Alex that she probably should’ve called first but thought it’d be fun to surprise him. Alex says he loves a good surprise but questions how she knew where he lived. Theresa informs him that Stephanie told her and she also gave her his phone number. Alex questions her knowing Stephanie. Theresa then reveals that she’s her cousin. Theresa adds that Stephanie has no problem with them hanging out. Theresa says she came to nail down their dinner plans. Alex reminds her that he can’t do that yet because he’s leaving tonight with Brady to Greece and he’s not sure when they will be back. Theresa asks why they are going to Greece.

Belle explains to Brady that when she suggested Shawn get help, he lashed out and threw EJ in her face. Brady thought he was over that. Belle says he was just picking a fight and so angry that he just stormed off. Belle thought that Shawn was really committed to getting better and that they had turned a corner but now she doesn’t know what to do. Brady hugs her and tells her it’s okay.

Shawn questions what guy was stupid enough to dump Talia. Talia then reveals it actually wasn’t a guy. Shawn apologizes as he didn’t know. Talia says she didn’t either until she met Chanel and developed real feelings for her. Talia says it was scary at first but it ended up all feeling right. Shawn asks how long they were together. Talia says it was only a few weeks but she thought it was the start of something special until tonight when Chanel told her that she’s getting back with her ex.

Johnny asks Chanel how it went with Talia after he left. Chanel explains that she was honest with Talia that Johnny told her that he still had feelings for her and that Talia started to get the picture. Johnny knows it must have been hard because she cares about her. Chanel admits that she hated hurting her but she had to tell her the truth.

Timothy says he doesn’t want to impose. John and Marlena assure that they would love to have him. They add that Timothy will get to meet his grandchildren, Brady and Belle. John declares that it’s time for Timothy to meet the rest of his family.

Johnny asks how Talia took the news. Chanel says not well and that she tried to comfort her but she ran off before she could. Chanel acknowledges that Talia was totally blindsided.

Talia complains to Shawn that she shouldn’t be surprised that Chanel went back to Johnny and asks how she could’ve ever thought Chanel would want a future with her. Talia feels like an idiot. Shawn encourages that relationships can get messy and unpredictable. Shawn remarks that no matter how much you think you know someone, there are some things you don’t see coming. Shawn brings up having a big blow up with his wife which Talia asks about. Shawn explains that Belle doesn’t agree with his drinking and complains that she gives him no sympathy without trying to understand what he’s going through and just attacks him and wants him to go to rehab. Shawn knows Belle means well but says he doesn’t want her to fix him, he wants her to understand the guilt he feels. Shawn states that his grandfather is dead while his father is in a coma and may never wake up. Shawn feels that he’s responsible for that. Talia tells Shawn that she’s so sorry as that’s a lot to deal with. Shawn thanks her for being the first person to try to convince him that it’s not his fault and says that means a lot to him.

Belle tells Brady that she should’ve seen this coming. Brady notes that Shawn seemed fine this morning. Belle talks about Shawn being on edge as soon as they got to Victor’s funeral and how he didn’t even get up to say anything. Belle adds that after that, Shawn went to the Pub to pack Chelsea a lunch and she lost track of him. Belle asks how she could not know that Shawn was drinking. Brady encourages that she’s doing her best. Belle feels that she just completely ignored everything she knew was true. Belle says Shawn going back to work was too much, too soon and now he’s completely backslid and is pushing her away again. Marlena comes home and tells Belle that she’s glad she’s there as she was about to call her because there’s somebody they’d like her to meet. Marlena brings up telling them about the John Doe at the hospital who couldn’t remember who he was but John figured out that it was Timothy Robicheaux. Brady questions if Yo Ling is alive but Marlena informs him that man was an impostor. Belle questions what she means. John then enters with Timothy and welcomes him home. John announces that he would like Belle and Brady to meet their grandfather.

Theresa asks if Alex is going to Greece for work but Alex informs her that it’s because of Victor. Andrew Donovan then shows up at the door. Theresa is surprised and questions how her brother knew she was there but Andrew reveals that he didn’t and that he’s there to see Alex.

John explains to Brady and Belle how Timothy remembered Joseph Bell aka Yo Ling switched his dog tags and everything fell in to place. Belle calls it incredible. John calls it fate that brought him home to them. Brady doesn’t know where to begin as there is so much to catch up on. Timothy suggests starting from the beginning and asks Brady to tell him about himself. Brady responds that he runs a company that his dad started called Basic Black and he has two children, Tate and Rachel. Timothy asks about Belle. Belle informs him that she’s a lawyer and has a daughter, Claire, who lives in South Africa. Timothy asks if she’s married. Belle confirms that her husband Shawn is a detective. Timothy says he’d love to meet him. John suggests Belle get Shawn over but Belle states that he can’t get away right now.

Shawn tells Talia that he’s not looking to alleviate his guilt. Talia says she gets it and relates to Colin manipulating her in to doing things that she didn’t want to do but she did it anyway. Talia adds that she took responsibility for it. Shawn agrees and says he didn’t mean to shoot his dad but it doesn’t change the fact that he did it. Talia understands he has to own it. Shawn toasts to owning your mistakes. Shawn offers to order them another round. Talia suggests he call his wife to come pick him up and try to fix things. Shawn responds that is the last thing he wants to do right now.

Johnny tells Chanel that he feels kind of bad since if he kept his mouth shut, Chanel and Talia would still be happy. Chanel assures that she’s glad he told her how he feels or else she would’ve just kept denying what’s been in her heart. Chanel declares that she never stopped loving him. Johnny tells her the same as they kiss.

Andrew asks Theresa what she’s doing in Salem. Theresa says she came for Victor’s funeral which is where she met Alex and they hit it off. Andrew brings up that Theresa was all about Brady and wanting to get back together. Theresa says she floated that idea by Brady and he wasn’t in to it. Andrew questions if she let it go then and asks what she’s up to. Alex comes back from getting dressed and asks what Andrew wanted to see him about. Andrew brings up hearing that Alex and Brady were going to Greece so he wanted to remind him that Victor’s plane crash is still an active investigation so it would be best to let the ISA handle it. Alex assurse they aren’t looking to get in their way but just trying to find out why Victor took a detour to the old country without telling anybody and if it had anything to do with his will. Alex explains that Victor apparently called his lawyer from Greece and told him to destroy the will and then Vivian showed up, claiming her and Victor’s divorce was never final, making her the sole heir to Victor’s fortune. Alex adds that Justin looked in to it and it’s true. Theresa worries for Maggie. Alex gives Andrew his word that he and Brady will stay out of the ISA’s way but if he can tell him anything about why Victor was in Greece, that would be very much appreciated.

Brady can’t believe the timing of all this as he laid one grandfather to rest this morning while now he and Belle are reunited with another grandfather. Timothy asks Belle if Victor was her grandfather too. Belle says no and that he was her father-in-law briefly but that’s another story for another day. Timothy asks about John having a third child. John tells him about Paul and how he was baseball player. Timothy asks if Paul is in Salem. Marlena says he’s in San Francisco. John hopes that Timothy will get to meet him one day. Paul then arrives and surprises everyone.

Andrew repeats that the plane crash is an ongoing investigation so he can’t say much. Theresa urges Andrew to clue Alex in and tells him to do it for Tate since Victor was his great grandfather. Theresa adds that he can’t let Vivian screw over Maggie. Andrew reveals that Victor met with a man named Constantine who owns a restaurant in Athens. Andrew says he wasn’t very helpful to them but he might be of use to Alex. Alex thanks him. Andrew advises him to stay out of trouble. Theresa asks if Andrew came all the way from DC just to give Alex a warning. Andrew responds that he came to see his boyfriend. Theresa questions Paul being in town. Andrew confirms he’s here to see his family.

John hugs Paul and questions what he’s doing there. Paul jokes about being told he has a new grandfather and being on the first flight out. Paul introduces himself to Timothy. Paul talks about coaching now and how he used to be a baseball player. Paul assumes he was told about Yo Ling, who Joseph Bell became. Brady calls him one messed up dude. Paul recalls John being kidnapped for his blood as Yo Ling claimed he had a rare disease that needed a transfusion. John adds that Paul was also kidnapped to be brainwashed but he broke free and found him in a lab. John credits Marlena and Steve coming in the nick of time. Timothy is sorry John had to go through that and wishes he could’ve saved him. John declares that the important thing is that they are all together now. Belle states that they are finally reunited and so grateful that Timothy is there.

Talia questions Shawn not wanting to work things out with Belle. Shawn says there’s a lot that Talia doesn’t know. Shawn acknowledges that Belle is an excellent lawyer, but as a wife she’s made plenty of mistakes and the most recent was with EJ DiMera. Talia questions what he means. Shawn informs Talia that Belle cheated on him with EJ. Shawn says they were legally separated but she’s still his wife and it’s not the first time she cheated. Talia says she’s so sorry as he must be in a lot of pain but it obviously didn’t break him since they are still together. Talia encourages that it says a lot. Shawn feels that after everything Belle has put him through, it’s only fair that she gives him space to fall apart a little bit and let him feel what he feels.

Johnny asks if Chanel wants to go up to his room. Chanel tells him to go easy since they just got back together. Johnny says he just didn’t want anyone to walk in on them kissing, then admits that he was hoping they could make love but only because he’s afraid to believe this is real and he wants to do everything he could to keep her from changing her mind. Chanel assures that he is what she wants.

Alex thanks Theresa for backing him up with Andrew and notes that he probably never would have given him the lead about Constantine without her. Theresa says she likes being useful. Alex tells her that he’s going to treat her to a special dinner as soon as he gets back. Theresa asks why wait and suggests she could be useful to he and Brady in Greece, so she asks to tag along. Alex questions her wanting to go to Greece with them. Theresa points out that she could call in favors with the ISA and she’s excellent at solving puzzles. Alex says he would love for her to come but he doesn’t think Brady would like that, so he suggests they stick to the original plan and he’ll take her to dinner when he gets back. Theresa accepts that and wishes him luck, guessing she’ll see him when he gets back. Alex thanks her and hugs her.

Johnny asks Chanel if they are definitely not taking it any further tonight. Chanel confirms that they are not, so Johnny asks what they should do instead. Chanel suggests they watch a movie. Johnny suggests “What’s Up Doc” and tells her it’s a love story which Chanel agrees to.

Shawn remarks that Talia must think he’s a terrible husband. Talia says she’s the last person to judge and points out that she’s been in one serious relationship in her entire life. Shawn says that’s because she was busy becoming a brilliant doctor. Talia jokes that she is damaged goods. Shawn disagrees and calls her human.

Brady, John, Paul, and Timothy joke together while Marlena notices Belle is turned away and quiet. Marlena asks Belle if something is wrong with Shawn. Belle confirms that he got drunk again. Marlena says she’s sorry. Belle thinks that Victor’s funeral was just too much for him and it’s clear that his behavior is showing he needs more help which she told him, so he got really mad and stormed off. Marlena offers to reach out to him but Belle says he’s not responding, so she thinks she needs to give him time to cool off. Belle says she will look for him later and for now will just try to have a good time with everybody. John talks about not meeting Paul until he was an adult so he missed out on raising him. Paul says they definitely made up for lost time and he couldn’t have asked for a more loving and supportive father. Paul mentions John coming to support him for gay pride last year. Timothy asks if Paul is married. Paul says no, but he does have a boyfriend, as Andrew then arrives. Paul introduces Andrew to Timothy. Andrew says it’s an honor and talks about how excited Paul was to meet him. Timothy jokes that he hopes he lived up to the hype. Paul assures he did. Brady adds that they couldn’t ask for a better addition to their family. Belle states that they are so blessed to have him in their lives. Timothy is overwhelmed by their kindness and generosity. Timothy talks about being alone for a long time and now after all this time, he’s surrounded by so many loving faces has overwhelmed him. John tells him to get used to it because with this family, that love is just going to keep on coming. Andrew suggests they all get in for a first full family photo which they do.

Belle goes to the Brady Pub and says she thought for sure that Shawn would be there. Belle tries calling Shawn.

Shawn ignores Belle’s call as he is with Talia in her room. Talia talks about how she can’t believe they got kicked out by the bartender when it’s his family’s pub as they continue drinking. Shawn asks Talia about her sister living here too. Talia jokes that it’s her place. Shawn hopes she won’t mind that they are going to have a little party as he wouldn’t want to piss off his partner. Talia tells him there’s no worry because Jada is pulling an all nighter at work which means they have the place to themselves. Shawn and Talia then begin kissing and move on to the bed.

Johnny and Chanel start to watch What’s Up Doc. Johnny assures Chanel that it has a happy ending as they kiss.

Paul and Andrew kiss in the town square. They say they have missed each other. Andrew is glad they could meet up in Salem. Paul asks how it went with Alex. Andrew says it was fine but when he showed up at his place, his sister Theresa was there as apparently they hit it off at Victor’s funeral. Paul questions them just hanging out. Andrew says she made it seem that way but he feels she has a hidden agenda, because she always does. Paul and Andrew then walk off together.

Alex and Brady leave Alex’s apartment together. Alex mentions Andrew stopping by earlier. Brady says he was just with him. Alex adds that Andrew gave him a lead and he will fill him in on the way. After they walk off together, Theresa appears and follows after them.

John and Timothy have a beer together. Marlena says she will join them after getting Timothy’s room ready. Timothy says it’s been nice meeting everybody but he knows John has things to do and obligations so he doesn’t want to pull him away. John assures that there’s nothing he’d like more than to get to know him better. Timothy relates that there’s no place he’d rather be than with his family. John asks to call him dad. Timothy says he wouldn’t have it any other way as they hug.

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Days Short Recap Thursday, September 14, 2023

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Brady was ready for his trip. Belle saw him and wanted to know where he was going. He noticed that he was upset and wanted to know what happened. She told him about Shawn drinking and their argument. He tried to comfort her, but she was still worried. Marlena walked in and wanted them to meet someone. John brought Timothy in the room to meet them. Brady and Belle were happy to meet him. John told Timothy about his other son. Timothy looked at pictures of Paul when he showed up. Paul told him about himself. Andrew showed up to meet Timothy too. Marlena pulled Belle aside and she told her what happened with Shawn. Marlena was willing to talk to him, but she didn’t want her to do it. Theresa went to see Alex. He wondered how she knew where he lived. She told him that Stephanie told her where he lived. He wondered why she was there. She told him that she wanted to confirm their plans for dinner. He reminded her that he was going to Greece with Brady so they had to wait.

Alex and Theresa were surprised when Alex showed up. Alex wondered if Theresa and Andrew knew each other. Theresa told him that Andrew was her brother. Andrew said he was there to talk to Alex about his trip to Greece. He warned him that the crash was still an open investigation. He wanted him to stay out of the ISA’s way. Alex promised to stay out of their way. He told him what happened with Victor and Vivian. Alex asked Andrew if he knew why Victor was in Greece. He told him that he met with Konstantine Meleounis and where to find him. After Andrew left, Theresa suggested that she go to Greece with him and Brady. She let him know that her father was part of the ISA so her connections could help them. Alex didn’t think Brady would be okay with that. Shawn and Talia were drinking their sorrows away. He told her about Belle and his guilt over Bo’s coma and Victor’s death. Talia told him about Chanel dumping her. The pub was closed so the bartender wanted them to leave. They went up to her room. They went back to drinking. Belle called Shawn, but he ignored it. He asked Talia if Jada would be mad that they are partying in her room. She said Jada was working all night so they had the place to themselves. Shawn put their bottles down and kissed her. Talia pulled away from him briefly and kissed him again. They ended up falling on the bed.

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Days Short Recap Wednesday, September 13, 2023

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Talia went to see Chanel and didn’t realize that Johnny was there. Chanel let her know that Johnny was leaving. After he left, Talia offered her the flowers she bought. She gave her ideas of what they could do together. Chanel stopped her and she wondered what happened. Chanel let her know that she’s getting back together with Johnny. Talia was heartbroken. She blamed herself. Chanel told her the timing was bad. Talia regretted telling her how she felt. She left the apartment. Chanel went to see Johnny. Jada talked to the hitwoman at the hospital. She denied that someone hired her to kill Ava. She said she was a nurse, but Jada didn’t believe her. EJ was on the phone with his contact. He wanted to know how long Jada had been questioning the hitwoman. He realized he had to be the one to keep her quiet. The hitwoman continued to tell Jada that she was a nurse. Jada took out her phone and read the text proving that she was at Bayview to kill Ava. Jada tried to make a deal with her to get her to talk. EJ showed up before she could agree to the deal. He told Jada that he was her lawyer. He heard about the shooting and wanted to help the hitwoman. The hitwoman agreed to let EJ be her lawyer. He let Jada know that she couldn’t interview her anymore. Jada felt like she was making a mistake. She let her know that the offer was still on the table. After Jada left, EJ wanted to know why Ava was still alive. Rafe and an officer went in the motel room. Rafe found Ava and Harris’ ID bracelets. Shawn arrived and Rafe wondered why he was there. He heard Rafe on the scanner and wanted to help. Rafe wanted him to go home because he was drunk. Shawn denied being drunk, but Rafe was able to smell it on him. Shawn told him that he only had a couple of drinks, but Rafe didn’t believe him. He told him to get himself together or he would be suspended again. Shawn was about to leave, but Rafe didn’t think he was in any shape to drive. Rafe wanted the officer to take him home.

Ava wanted to find Susan to get EJ off her back. Harris told her that they had to go to London to find her. Tripp wondered how they were getting out of the country. She said they were going to need his help with that. They told Tripp about the contacts that Harris has. The contacts can get them passports, but they needed a place to hide. Wendy told them they couldn’t hide there because of Li and Melinda. She said they had to get their passports faster. Wendy let Ava and Harris know that she used to forge IDs for her friends and she thought she could make their fake passports too. She needed real ones and she would offer her passport. Tripp offered his passport. Wendy got to work on their passports. Harris and Ava were impressed with her work. They thanked them for their help. Ava told Tripp what to tell the police. Ava and Harris left. Belle saw Shawn arguing with the officer at the Square and wondered what was going on with him. Shawn told her what happened with Rafe. She couldn’t believe he wanted to work while he was drunk. They started arguing. She told him that what happened to Bo and Victor wasn’t his fault. She thought he should go to rehab. He refused to go because he didn’t think he was drunk. She thought he needed more help than she could give him. He told her that she wasn’t being honest with him. He mentioned how she didn’t tell him about Philip and how she had an affair with EJ. Belle wanted to go home, but he refused to do it. He wanted to go somewhere that he wouldn’t be judged. She tried to catch up to him so she left a message on his voicemail. Talia was drinking at the pub. She was drinking and thinking about her relationship with Chanel. Shawn arrived at the pub and asked Talia if he could join her.

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Y&R Short Recap Tuesday, September 12, 2023

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Billy apologizes to Jack and Diane for the way he has been acting toward them. Billy promises Jack he will help Diane get more familiar with Jabot.

Daniel and Summer decide to figure out a way to stop their mom from trying to fix what she ruined for them.

Tucker tells Audra that he and Ashley had more than an argument which is why Ashley stayed in Paris. Tucker later has some flashbacks of a talk he had with Ashley where he tells her he doesn’t like the look in her eyes. Tucker later tells Heather he will need a good lawyer.

Heather tells Daniel that she broke up with her boyfriend and is considering moving back to Genoa City.

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Ashley calls Jack to tell him that she and Tucker had a huge argument when she told him that she doesn’t want to leave Jabot and start a new company with him. Ashley tells Jack Tucker flew into a rage and that is when she realized Tucker hasn’t changed at all. Tucker tells Devon what happened with Ashley, but he leaves out the part about how angry he got with Ashley.

Abby arrives home while Tucker is still talking with Devon. Abby tells Devon what Ashley told her when she called. Devon wants to give Tucker the benefit of the doubt while Abby is worried that Tucker will come after the Abbott family. Billy and Jack are also worried about Tucker is coming after Jabot as well as the Abbott family.

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Days Update Wednesday, September 13, 2023

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Talia walks through the town square with flowers and runs in to Belle. They greet each other and Belle asks about the flowers. Talia responds that they are for someone very special and she doesn’t know how she got this lucky..

Chanel’s phone lies nearby with a missed call from Talia as Chanel and Johnny kiss. Johnny talks about being taken by surprised and says he was determined to get her back after talking to EJ. Chanel jokes that he was heading for the door and she had to drag him back. Johnny admits he wasn’t sure how this was going to go and he misread her signals. Johnny talks about things being complicated for them which is why he thought she was telling him that she wanted to be with Talia. Chanel assures that it’s Johnny that she wants to be with as they continue kissing.

At the hospital, Jada questions Joyce about who hired her to kill Ava Vitali. Joyce swears that no one hired her and claims that she is a nurse and was there to treat Ava. Jada doesn’t believe her and warns that she can either go down for attempted murder or she can roll on whoever is paying her and maybe they can cut a deal but it’s her choice.

EJ talks to his contact at the hospital on the phone, questioning how long Jada has been in Joyce’s room. EJ tells him to make sure no one knows that he called him. EJ declares that it’s up to him now to shut her up.

Rafe and one of his cops go to the motel where Rafe explains that Harris was identified at the nearby pizza place from his photo and the desk clerk confirmed a man and woman in the room they approach. Rafe warns that Ava and Harris have both killed before, so he instructs him not to hesitate if he has to use deadly force. Rafe then kicks the door in and they enter with guns raised but find the room empty.

Tripp tells Wendy that he’s sorry they had to cut their night short. Wendy questions him apologizing when he just found out that someone tried to kill his mother. Tripp insists that he knows it was EJ and wonders where his mom is now. Tripp says he’s just going to drop his bag in his room and then go to the computer to see if there’s any news. Wendy says she will do the same and walks away. Tripp then heads in to this room and finds Ava and Harris inside.

Rafe and his cop search the room but find nothing. Rafe finds the pizza is still warm and remarks that it looks like Ava and Harris missed dinner and they missed them. Rafe finds their hospital ID bracelets and states that they cut them off and took off. Shawn then arrives so Rafe questions what he’s doing there.

Tripp hugs Ava and thanks God that she’s okay. Tripp asks her what happened. Ava explains that a nurse that she’s never seen came to inject her with something and she knows a hired gun when she sees one. Ava insists that EJ sent her. Wendy then comes in, shocked to see them. Tripp introduces Ava to Wendy and explains that Wendy was with him when they found out about them. Tripp adds that the police are hunting for them. Harris explains that they used the fire escape and the stairs to get in through the window. Tripp notes that they spoke to the police at the Salem Inn. Harris and Ava conclude that they should be safe for now.

Joyce claims to Jada that she doesn’t have a name to give her and that she’s never even held a gun. Jada brings up that Bayview has never heard of her and she’s not on the payroll. Joyce claims that she doesn’t work there as an agency sent her to cover for someone who was sick. Jada asks for the name of the agency. Joyce argues that Ava shot her and that her and Harris are in this together. Jada points out that they are on the run. Joyce argues that she has her all wrong and that she’s never seen Ava before in her life. Jada then brings up the burner phone they found on Joyce and reads the text message, asking if Ava is out of the picture yet. Jada then asks if Joyce is ready to talk.

Talia tells Belle that after all the bad stuff she did to Chanel, she feels so lucky to get a second chance. Belle says she’s happy for her. Talia says she’s been getting a lot of second chances lately and it all started when Belle became her lawyer. Talia talks about Marlena being great as her therapist and how Kayla got her a job at the hospital. Talia declares that now maybe her and Chanel have a future. Talia adds that she just called her about coming over but she hasn’t called back yet, so she’s trying to decide if she should wait or surprise her. Belle votes for surprise. Talia takes one of the roses and gives it to Belle to give to her husband. Talia thanks Belle for everything she’s done for her and walks on.

Rafe questions Shawn again what he’s doing here. Shawn says it’s a manhunt and he heard Rafe’s call for backup on the police scanner, so he figured he’d come see if he could help. Shawn asks about this being where Harris and Ava were holed up. Rafe informs him that the call for backup was for officers on duty and Shawn is off duty. Shawn argues that he’s here and they obviously came up empty, so he asks Rafe to give him an assignment. Rafe says he appreciates it but this is not a normal day for Shawn. Shawn remarks that nothing gets past him and questions what he’s supposed to do. Shawn complains that Victor is not coming back so he wants something to do. Rafe tells Shawn that it’s not a good idea because he’s drunk.

Johnny tells Chanel that he can’t believe he hasn’t been this happy in a long time. Chanel admits that she doesn’t know what she’s going to do about Talia because she really does like her, but it was never what they had. Johnny agrees that nothing has ever come close. Chanel says they are so lucky that this is happening now before things got serious with Talia. Chanel adds that she will have to let Talia down easy because she’s vulnerable right now. Talia then shows up at the door with roses.

Tripp assures Ava that she’s safe here for as long as she needs and anyone that comes to the door will have to go through him. Tripp asks how Harris figures in to this. Ava responds that if it wasn’t for Harris, she would be dead right now as he rushed the woman before she could get a shot off. Tripp recalls Harris showing up with an exploding pizza the last time he saw him. Wendy points out that the last time she saw him is when he showed up at Stefan and Gabi’s engagement party and tried to kill the groom. Harris states that he had been brainwashed and he’s just trying to move forward, so the only reason he’s here is to help Ava. Tripp asks if Ava really thinks going on the run is the smart idea. Ava then informs Tripp that EJ’s mother is alive.

Jada asks Joyce if the text message hit a nerve. Jada tells her to stop wasting her time and tell her who was behind the hit, then she will talk to the district attorney. Jada tells Joyce that all she has to do is tell her who ordered the hit on Ava Vitali. EJ then enters and instructs Joyce not to answer that question.

Shawn claims to Rafe that he’s not drunk. Rafe tells him that he can smell it on him. Shawn admits he had a couple drinks after the funeral but that won’t stop him from doing his job. Rafe orders Shawn to get out or he will take his badge and suspend him, warning that he’ll be out of a job. Shawn argues that he has a lot of nerve talking to him like that. Rafe reminds Shawn that he said he was going to get himself together. Rafe tells him to think about Belle and his daughter. Shawn agrees to go but Rafe points out that he’s in no shape to drive himself. Rafe then instructs the other officer to get Shawn home safely and says he has work to do.

Ava tells Tripp about her visions of Susan and how she was telling her that she wasn’t telling the truth about the accident. Ava says she didn’t understand until Harris had Marlena hypnotize her and she had a memory flash. Ava explains that she remembered before the crash, seeing Susan get out of the car and run away. Ava guesses she just blocked it out, but since remembering, she’s had more visions of Susan. Ava talks about Susan having strange psychic powers and appearing to her more than once. Ava thought it was a hallucination but now she’s convinced that it’s really Susan trying to reach out to her. Harris adds that they figured out from a reference Susan made that she might be in London. Ava says they need to go there to find Susan as it’s the only way to get EJ off her back. Tripp points out that she just escaped custody so he questions how she expects to get out of the country. Ava says that’s where Tripp comes in as he is her only hope.

Jada tells EJ that she was just having a little trouble convincing his friend to tell her who hired her to off Ava Vitali and suggests that he could help her with that. EJ asks if she’s implying that he’s her employer. Jada asks why else EJ would rush in to tell her to keep her mouth shut. EJ responds that he is her attorney.

Talia surprises Chanel with roses but then sees Johnny and says she didn’t mean to interrupt. Chanel says she’s not and that Johnny was just leaving. Johnny says he’ll see them around and exits. Talia excitedly tells Chanel about the flowers and guesses she missed her call, saying she wanted to come over because she just had to see her again because last night was so much fun. Talia suggests they could watch a movie or bake something together. Chanel stops her so Talia asks if something is wrong.

The cop escorts Shawn through the town square and says he was ordered to take Shawn home, but Shawn refuses to go and tells the cop to go away. Belle intervenes and tells the cop that she’s got this so he leaves. Belle tells Shawn that she didn’t know where he went and she tried calling him. Shawn explains that Harris and Ava escaped Bayview tonight and Rafe put out a call for backup, so he went to his location but Rafe told him to get lost. Belle questions Shawn wanting to work tonight like this. Shawn asks why everyone keeps saying that. Belle responds that it’s because he’s drunk.

Talia assumes Chanel already had plans and asks what it is. Chanel informs Talia that Johnny didn’t just stop by, he came to tell her that he still has feelings for her. Talia guesses it must not have been easy to let him down. Chanel reveals that she didn’t.

Shawn tells Belle that he’d like to just be able to have a couple drinks after a day like today without everybody freaking out. Belle argues that he knows why she and Rafe reacted this way since he’s been struggling and all the drinking isn’t helping anything but making it worse. Shawn tells Belle to try to understand what his life is like. Shawn complains about getting flashes of images of having a gun pointed at his dad and now he’s in a coma while his grandfather is dead. Belle gets that he blames himself but says that’s so wrong, sad, self destructive, and not true because he’s not to blame. Belle tells Shawn that if therapy isn’t working then maybe they should consider a residential facility. Shawn refuses and declares that he’s not an alcoholic. Belle wants him to be somewhere where he can work through this in a safe environment. Shawn questions if she’s saying he should be in a mental hospital. Belle cries that he needs more help than she can give him. Shawn argues that Belle can’t be honest with him.

Jada questions EJ being Joyce’s lawyer and says he has to be kidding. EJ says he’s a proud and active member of the BAR. Jada argues that he must be psychic because Joyce hasn’t been able to call a lawyer. EJ responds that he watches the news and he knows Joyce is a victim so he will stand by her in her time of need. EJ says the state chose to put Ava in a mental facility instead of prison after killing his mother and this shooting is the result of that. EJ says he doesn’t know why the police are harassing Joyce but promises to do everything in his power to get them off her back, if he has her trust.

Ava says they obviously need passports to get out of the country and can’t use their real names. Harris notes that he has contacts for that but it’s going to take awhile. Tripp agrees to be the person they deal with for that. Wendy asks what happens in the meantime. Ava says until they can get the passports, they need a place to hide out. Wendy calls that a problem since Li lives here too and he’s dating Melinda Trask. Harris agrees that’s a problem. Tripp adds that the cops will be asking questions so it’s not safe for them unless they can get the passports in the next couple of hours. Harris assures it will take longer than that. Wendy then declares that it won’t.

Jada asks Joyce if she’s going to take EJ’s generous offer. Joyce claims that she doesn’t know EJ but she’s in no position to be choosy so she asks EJ to get her out of this situation. EJ declares the interview is over and tells Jada to focus on Ava Vitali. Jada warns Joyce that she’s making a big mistake as she knows the holes in her story. Jada adds that the offer still stands in case EJ doesn’t have her best interests at heart. Jada then exits. Joyce tells EJ that Jada scares her. EJ says to leave Jada to him and assures that she did the right thing. EJ then asks Joyce to tell him why Ava Vitali is still breathing.

Wendy reveals that she can get the passports they need right here right now as she used to make fake IDs for underage teenagers. Harris points out that there’s a difference between drivers licenses and passports. Wendy responds that all she needs is an actual passport to doctor. Wendy and Tripp then reveal that they both have their passports. Tripp assures that if Wendy says she can do it, she can. Ava points out that they have no other options. Wendy asks them for names and settles on character names from her favorite movie. Wendy then takes pictures of Ava and Harris for their passports.

Talia guesses she walked in before Chanel could tell Johnny about them. Chanel says she did tell Johnny how she feels and she didn’t let him down. Talia starts to cry as Chanel explains that she wasn’t expecting any of this and she thought she and Johnny were just friends when she started seeing Talia. Talia guesses Chanel now wants to be more than friends with Johnny which she confirms. Chanel calls Talia a good person who has been through hell and still found a way to put her life back together. Talia tells her that she doesn’t have to give her a pep talk and that she should’ve known everything was going too well for her. Talia cries that it was too good to be true and she knows she doesn’t deserve Chanel. Chanel argues that she does deserve all the good things happening for her right now. Talia says just not Chanel. Chanel says she’s really sorry. Talia blames herself and remarks that she should’ve never told her how she felt as she storms out.

Belle asks Shawn when she lied to him. Shawn brings up Belle going to help Philip without even telling him that he was alive. Belle says that Chloe asked her to become Philip’s lawyer which meant she couldn’t tell anyone that he was back. Shawn complains that there are other lawyers but Philip wanted the one he slept with. Belle calls that ancient history. Shawn remarks that Belle cheats on him every time they have a problem and brings up the last person was EJ. Belle tells him not to do this. Shawn talks about how he’s supposed to get over Belle sleeping with EJ, just like putting Bo in a coma and his grandfather being dead. Belle asks if they can just go home but Shawn argues that she just said he should be a mental hospital. Shawn declares that he’s going somewhere where he won’t be judged for everything he does and feels as he storms off. Belle calls Shawn, leaving him a message to call her.

Talia goes to the Brady Pub and sits alone with a shot. Talia thinks back to her relationship with Chanel. Shawn enters and sees her drinking, so he asks to join her.

Johnny paces at the DiMera Mansion, telling himself that he knows what happened. Chanel then shows up at the door.

At the hospital, Jada tells Rafe about EJ showing up in Joyce’s room to say he’s her attorney. Rafe assumes she accepted which Jada confirms and that EJ told her to stop talking to her. Rafe questions when EJ ever did something nice for someone he didn’t know. Jada says they’ll get a warrant to check EJ’s phone to see if he sent the texts to the burner phone. Rafe says at least someone got somewhere tonight, since when he got to the motel, Ava and Harris were already gone. Jada states that they are going to be really hard to find as long as Ava still thinks she’s in danger from EJ. Rafe declares if they can’t find them, they’ll just have to track that bastard down themselves and he’s willing to work overtime on that.

Joyce informs EJ that Ava had help getting the gun from her as another patient got in the way. EJ acknowledges that other patient was Harris Michaels, a former Navy SEAL, so Joyce is lucky to be alive. EJ declares that if Ava thinks Harris will keep her safe from him, she’s in for a rude awakening.

Ava says this is not what she expected when they came here as Harris praises Wendy for the passports, calling them the best fakes he’s seen. Ava hates to say it but they should hit the road. Tripp points out the passports are great but they won’t help if EJ tracks them down. Tripp asks if they’re sure this is the right decision. Ava responds that she has to find Susan as everything changes once she does. Ava hugs Tripp and instructs him to tell the cops that he saw her but couldn’t stop her from leaving which is basically the truth. Tripp agrees to tell them that he has no idea where she is. Ava thanks Tripp and Wendy. Tripp tells Ava to come back safe. Ava assures that’s the plan and hugs him again. Ava and Tripp say I love you to each other. Ava thanks Wendy again. Wendy wishes her luck. Ava tells Harris that she’s ready as they then escape through the window.

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Y&R Short Recap Wednesday, September 13, 2023

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Abby demands answers from Tucker about why Ashley is in Paris and why she didn’t come home with him. Tucker tells Abby Ashley is thinking some things over about whether she wants to go into business with him. Tucker also tells Abby that he underestimated the hold the Abbot family had over Ashley. Tucker also tells Abby that she and the Abbotts better stay away from him.

Sharon invites Chance to go with her on a business trip to the west coast, but he turns her down because he has to wait to hear if he is going to be police chief. Summer sees Chance and Sharon talking at the park and she looks jealous as she watches them. Summer walks over to ask Sharon if Phyllis still has a job at her company. Summer also says hello to Chance and tell her about her liberating ride on a roller coaster.

Audra advises Tucker not to go after Jabot to get revenge on the Abbotts. Audra later arrives at Tucker’s hotel room and they kiss.

Victoria is very angry with Victor when he tells her that he is going to run Newman Enterprises again and she will be Co-CEO. Victoria later tells Nate she will find a way to prove Victor isn’t capable of running the company anymore.

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Heather and Lucy have to return to Portugal because Heather has an emergency at work. Heather also wants to tell her boss that she is thinking of moving back to the States. Lily tells Daniel that she thinks Heather wants to get back together with him.

Tucker tells Audra that he wants to go ahead with his plan to take over Jabot now that he and Ashley are having irreconcilable differences. Audra tells Tucker that she wants a job at Jabot if she helps him take over the company. Tucker agrees to Audra’s terms and he tells Audra he is glad the team is back together.

Billy gets Jack to agree to let Tucker think he wants to help him get him (Jack) out of Jabot so they can figure out Tucker’s next move.

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Days Short Recap Tuesday, September 12, 2023

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EJ talked to his contact at the hospital to get info about the shooter. He was upset when he got off the phone. Johnny walked in the room and wondered what was wrong. He let Johnny know that Ava escaped. They weren’t on the same page about Ava. They ended up talking Chanel. He let EJ know that he told her about his feelings, but Talia showed up. EJ gave him advice on how to handle his situation. Johnny wasn’t sure about his idea, but Chanel called him so he could come over. After Johnny left, EJ was determined to go after Ava. His contact told him that the shooter was awake and getting questioned by the police. Chanel talked to Paulina about her conflicted feelings about Talia and Johnny. Paulina wondered what Chanel told Johnny, but she said that Talia showed up before she could answer him. Paulina supported her, but she hoped that she would pick Johnny. Chanel wasn’t happy that he sprung that on her. She wasn’t sure if he was on the rebound from Wendy. Paulina thought she should take her time deciding, but she thought she dragged it out enough. Johnny was about to knock as Paulina was about to leave.

Chanel told Johnny that Talia had feelings for her. She told him that before he admitted how he felt she was looking forward to seeing what would happen in their relationship. He thought she was choosing Talia so he was about to leave, but she stopped him. She told him that she wanted to be with him. Ava and Harris were at a motel. He wanted to get them some food, but she didn’t think it was safe since EJ had hitman. Harris questioned if it was EJ and Ava was positive. Ava thought he wouldn’t stop at one attempt. She told him that Rafe hates her so he won’t believe that she shot the shooter in self-defense. She said they had to bring Susan home. Harris was about to get a burner phone and food. She thanked him for helping her. Ava saw Susan again, but she realized that she was having a psychic connection with her. When Harris returned she told him that Susan was stuck in the Big Smoke. Harris said that was a nickname for London. They decided to go there to look for her. Later, Rafe and an officer arrived at the motel. He warned the officer that Ava and Harris are armed so it’s okay to use deadly force. Rafe kicked the door down and was shocked by what he saw.

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Rex noticed that Sarah was shivering after she gave birth. He wanted to hurry and get her to the hospital. Chloe wanted to call an ambulance, but Rex said there wasn’t enough time. He wanted to drive her because she was hemorrhaging. Sarah told Xander to take care of their baby if something to her. Vivian said that her divorce from Victor wasn’t finalized. Maggie and Justin didn’t believe her so he called the clerk’s office. He got the voicemail so he was going to go to the office to get the answers. Maggie was going to make Vivian pay once that situation was over. Chloe walked in and told Maggie that Sarah had the baby. Vivian and Bonnie were left behind at the mansion. They argued with each other. Vivian thought she was taking advantage of looking like Adrienne so she could get Justin’s money. Bonnie said that she loved Justin. Vivian said she loved Victor too. Theresa met up with Stephanie and Kayla. She let them know that she was there for Victor’s funeral. She wanted to pay her respects, but Brady thought she was there to get back together with him. Kayla wondered if that was true. Kayla left so they kept talking. Theresa asked her about Alex. They talked about him being related to Brady. Stephanie wondered if she was going to make Brady jealous.

Rex brought Sarah to the hospital. He told Kayla what happened to her. Kayla wanted to examine Sarah. Xander was scared and wanted to get some information about Sarah. Kayla didn’t want to tell him anything because he wasn’t family. Maggie showed up and told her that she was family. She said that Kayla could talk about Sarah with Xander and Chloe there. Kayla told them that Sarah would make a full recovery. Rex came out with the baby. He told Maggie that Sarah wanted to see her. Later, Xander brought the baby to Sarah. He was about to leave, but she wanted him to stay. She wanted him to hear something. She wanted to name her baby after Victor and Maggie. Maggie thought Victor would love the tribute. She wanted to know if that was all she wanted to say. Sarah said that’s all she wanted to say. Sarah told Maggie to go back to her reception. Maggie returned to the mansion and saw Vivian and Bonnie laughing. Bonnie asked her about Sarah. Maggie told her what happened. Justin came back home and broke the news to Maggie. He told her that Vivian was telling the truth. Vivian and Victor were still legally married. Maggie’s marriage to Victor isn’t valid. He said there wasn’t anything she could do legally. Vivian told them to pack their things and leave her house.

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Wendy and Tripp kiss in bed in their room at the Salem Inn. They talk about not even knowing what time it is and making up for the times they were interrupted. They continue kissing until Wendy asks if he’s sure this is okay to shut out the world and be alone here with her. Tripp assures that he’s more than sure. Tripp reminds her that he left his phone with Kayla and told her to only contact him if there’s an emergency and he hasn’t heard from her yet, so they continue kissing.

Paulina informs Chanel that Abe is taking her to the Bistro. Chanel guesses that means their second date went well. Paulina admits it went better than the first. Chanel notes that this is date number three so it’s a big one. Paulina talks about not moving too fast which is weird since Abe is her husband. Chanel jokes that if things go in that direction, she has her permission to go for it. Paulina says that’s enough about her love life and asks Chanel how it’s going with Talia

Jada finds Talia working at the hospital and tells her how excited she is to see her there as a doctor and adds that their dad would be so proud. Jada takes pictures of Talia in her uniform. Talia asks what brought Jada to the hospital. Jada informs her that she’s actually on the job as she came to question the woman who was shot by Ava Vitali.

Ava and Harris remain in the motel room they are hiding out in. Harris mentions that they are going to have to get some real food. Ava worries that it’s still not safe because EJ has people all over town. Harris asks if she’s sure it was EJ and not someone from her past. Ava assures that she got out of that life and there’s no doubt in her mind that it was EJ who sent that woman to murder her.

At the DiMera Mansion, EJ makes a phone call for an update on the woman who was shot at Bayview. He tells EJ that she’s still unconscious. EJ instructs the man to keep watch and call him when she opens her eyes. EJ then goes back to the article on his tablet and complains about Ava putting his hired gun in the hospital when she was supposed to put Ava in the morgue. Johnny then walks in and asks what has EJ so upset.

Wendy and Tripp get out of bed in robes and talk about waiting on room service. Instead, Rafe shows up at the door and says he’s sorry to interrupt but Kayla said he could find Tripp there. Tripp asks what it is. Rafe informs him that it’s about his mother.

Ava tells Harris that she knows EJ and one failed attempt won’t get him to call off his dogs and now the cops are looking for them too. Harris argues that they didn’t do anything. Ava points out that Rafe hates her and won’t believe a word she says. Harris suggests just calling EJ and telling him that his mother is alive but Ava worries that he won’t believe them as they have no proof that Susan survived the crash and her word means nothing to EJ. Ava declares the only way to get EJ to back off is to find Susan Banks and bring her home to him.

EJ tells Johnny that he was just reading an article about Ava escaping from Bayview and shooting someone in the process. EJ adds that none of this should surprise him since Ava is a dangerous criminal. Johnny argues that the judge sent Ava to Bayview for treatment. EJ says nothing can help her and that Johnny dodged a bullet by ending his association with her. Johnny asks where Ava is now. EJ informs him that she’s on the run and hopes that one of Rafe’s trigger happy minions will put her down like the rabid dog that she is.

Chanel tells Paulina that things with her and Talia are good with no complaints, but Johnny showed up and dropped a bomb on her by saying he still has romantic feelings for her and that he wants her back. Paulina jokes that Chanel is in demand. Paulina brings up that Chanel and Johnny were married so it’s not like just a crush. Paulina asks what Chanel said to Johnny. Chanel tells her that Talia came in before she had the chance to say anything. Paulina then asks what she would have said.

Talia informs Jada that the shooting victim is in critical but stable condition, though she has not regained consciousness yet. Talia offers to text Jada when she does Jada wants to wait. Talia notes that it could be awhile. Jada insists that she needs to be here as soon as she wakes up because she needs to find out who hired her to kill Ava Vitali.

Johnny hopes they can bring Ava in peacefully. EJ reminds him that Ava killed his grandmother and questions why he feels like Johnny is still defending Ava. Johnny argues that the judge ruled that Ava was not in control of her actions at the time of the accident. EJ argues that it wasn’t an accident and that the judge was delusional. Johnny states that he just hopes the police find Ava before anyone else gets hurt.

Rafe asks Tripp if he’s sure he has no idea where his mother is. Tripp says they have been here and he doesn’t have his phone. Tripp adds that he thought Ava was doing better after their last visit went so well but he can’t believe she shot someone. Rafe notes that they do have reason to believe it was in self-defense. Wendy questions if the person was trying to hurt Ava. Rafe explains that the person who was shot was dressed as a nurse but doesn’t work at Bayview. Tripp questions why. Rafe responds that the evidence suggests she went there to kill Ava.

Harris tells Ava that he’s going to see if he can get them some food, a burner phone, and maybe some other supplies, assuring that he’s good at moving around undetected. Ava notes that if he gets a phone, she can call Tripp as she’s sure he’s worried. Harris adds that it might be awhile before she can see Tripp again. Ava tells him to be careful and thanks him for saving her life and getting her out of Bayview when he could’ve left her to die because she’s not his problem. Harris responds that she’s not a problem at all and he’s just glad that he was there to help. Harris asks if she’s okay. Ava says it’s just the hero thing and tells Harris to be careful. Harris reminds Ava to lock the door and not open it for anybody as he then exits.

Jada brings Talia a coffee, which she says she could use to get through the rest of her shift. Talia acknowledges that not long ago, she almost threw away her career and her life. Jada encourages her doing what she loves. Talia adds that she’s also seeing someone new that she really likes. Jada asks if she and Chanel are a thing. Talia responds that it’s becoming one and it seems like they have another chance to have something really special.

Chanel reminds Paulina that she needs to get to dinner but Paulina wants an answer as to how Chanel feels about Johnny. Chanel admits she doesn’t know as she thought what they had was over, they had moved on, and even found a way to be friends. Paulina assures that she supports whatever decision she makes and that she’s willing to accept Talia even after what she did to her, her family, and the Bakery as she knows how hard she’s worked to turn her life around. Chanel guesses that Paulina would rather see her with Johnny. Paulina admits that she’s always had a soft spot for Johnny and she knows how happy he made her so part of her was rooting for them to find their way back, but this isn’t her decision. Paulina feels she’s still avoiding the question. Chanel says the whole thing kind of makes her mad and questions why Johnny had to drop this on her right when she’s starting a new relationship. Chanel knows it’s new but says she really likes being around Talia and adds that Johnny had said he wanted to be with Wendy. Paulina points out that Wendy chose Tripp. Chanel questions how she doesn’t know this is a rebound. Paulina says she doesn’t have to make a decision now but Chanel feels she does as she has had enough of being a part of a love triangle. Chanel adds that hanging isn’t fair to Talia or Johnny. Paulina asks what she’s going to do and who she is going to choose.

EJ tells Johnny that’s enough about Ava. EJ brings up that when they last spoke, he was going to tell Chanel about his feelings for her. Johnny confirms that he did so EJ asks what she said. Johnny says she actually said nothing since as soon as he told her, Talia showed up and he did not want to have the conversation in front of her, so he left. EJ questions what the hell he’s doing here then and instructs Johnny to go demand an answer from Chanel as to whether or not she wants to be with her. Johnny responds that he’s not going to do that.

Wendy tells Tripp to let her know if he needs her as she goes to get changed. Tripp asks Rafe about the woman that Ava shot. Rafe says she was taken in to surgery and survived but she’s been unconscious so they have not been able to question her. Tripp asks if Ava just slipped out of Bayview after. Rafe notes that she had some help from Harris Michaels as they saw him walking out on the security footage. Rafe adds that Ava escaping doesn’t help her case so he came to ask if he heard from her but clearly he hasn’t. Tripp agrees to let Rafe know if he hears anything and assumes that he’s already investigating who sent the woman to kill Ava. Rafe feels he sounds like he knows who it is. Tripp believes it’s obvious that it’s EJ DiMera.

Ava paces in her room, telling herself that Harris will be fine as he’s done this before and knows how to take care of himself. There’s then a knock at the door which startles Ava but when she opens it, no one is there. Ava then shuts the door and imagines Susan Banks inside with her, asking if she missed her. Ava questions if she’s dead or a ghost or really alive, but then her vision of Susan disappears. Ava then is startled when her vision of Susan reappears behind her. Ava talks about thinking she was hallucinating because she felt so much guilt over Susan’s death but now she knows she doesn’t need to feel guilty because she saw Susan stumble away from the burning car before the explosion. Ava questions if Susan is using her psychic powers to appear to her and asks where she is, so she can find her to keep EJ from trying to kill her again.

Rafe acknowledges the bad blood between Ava and EJ. Tripp insists it’s more than that since EJ blames Ava for his mother’s death. Tripp adds that he just ran in to EJ yesterday and told him that Ava was doing so much better that she might even be let out of Bayview which he was not thrilled by. Rafe asks if EJ made a direct threat. Tripp argues that EJ wouldn’t tell him that he’s hiring someone to kill Ava. Rafe hopes the woman wakes up soon so they can get answers from her. Tripp asks if he will go after EJ. Rafe promises that if there’s any evidence implicating EJ in a plot to kill Ava, they will find it.

EJ questions Johnny giving up. Johnny says he’d rather that than make a fool of himself. EJ assumes that he’s not that crazy about Chanel then. Johnny assures that he is. Johnny adds that he and Chanel would probably still be together now if the Devil didn’t come between them. EJ questions Johnny letting Chanel take her time in letting him know what she wants. Johnny states that he put himself out there and opened his heart to her, so if Chanel wants to give him another shot, she knows where to find him.

Talia tells Jada how thankful she is for second chances and acknowledges that she almost destroyed Chanel’s business and targeted her family, but she somehow seems to forgive her after all that. Jada asks if Talia is sure she’s ready to date again after Colin put her through hell. Talia talks about putting her life back together and she didn’t know she wanted to be with a woman, but now she has no doubts that she wants to be with Chanel and she feels so lucky that Chanel wants to be with her too.

EJ tells Johnny that Stefano would tell him that DiMeras don’t leave their fate up to others and they don’t leave things up to chance. EJ urges Johnny not to wait for Chanel to come to him. Johnny then gets a call from Chanel and says he was just thinking about her. Chanel asks him to come back over as she’s been thinking about what he said and he deserves a response in person. Johnny says he’ll be right there and hangs up. Johnny tells EJ that he’s going to find out if Chanel wants to be with him or with Talia. EJ tells Johnny to make his own luck as he exits the mansion.

Paulina hugs Chanel and goes to leave right as Johnny arrives. Paulina says it’s good to see him. Johnny notes that she looks nice. Paulina thanks him and says she has a date with her husband. Paulina adds that Abe may not remember her but the kind of love that they shared never really goes away. Johnny agrees and hopes it goes well. Paulina tells him to take care as she then exits. Chanel thanks Johnny for coming as she had some time to think about what he said. Johnny encourages her to take as much time as she needs since he knows he caught her off guard. Chanel brings up that she started seeing Talia and she really likes her. Chanel says before Johnny came over, she was really looking forward to seeing where things would go. Johnny asks what about now.

Jada tells Talia that she’s really proud of her and getting her life back. Talia gets paged that the patient is awake. Talia tells Jada to let the doctor check her out and then she can go get her answers.

EJ remarks that Ava better hope the police find her first, because one way or another, his mother will be avenged.

Ava complains to her vision of Susan that EJ sent a woman to kill her to avenge Susan’s death, only they know that Susan isn’t really dead. Ava asks her to tell her where she is so that she can prove it. “Susan” asks why she should help her when she drove her off the cliff. Ava apologizes and says she wasn’t well at the time but now they can help each other. Ava talks about Susan being a kind and compassionate person while her vision of Susan calls her one of the meanest people she knows. Ava promises that she just wants to reunite Susan with EJ so they can all just move on. Ava asks where she is. “Susan” responds that it’s not where she thinks. Harris then comes back and asks what Ava is doing. Ava tells him that Susan was there but her vision disappears.

Rafe gets a text that he has to go follow up on a lead. Rafe tells Tripp that if he hears from Ava or Harris, to tell them to turn themselves in. Rafe adds that they left Bayview with a gun which means his people have to consider them armed and dangerous. Rafe then exits the room.

Harris questions Ava believing that Susan projected herself in to her mind. Ava thinks Susan has been trying to reach out to her this whole time. Harris questions why Susan wouldn’t contact EJ or her family if she’s really out there. Ava asks who knows and says Susan is not logical. Ava adds that Susan kept saying she was stuck in the big smoke, but she saw her leave the car. Harris notes that Big Smoke is an old nickname for London so maybe Susan is trying to give her a clue as to where she is. Ava questions it but Harris says it’s all they have to go on. Ava questions if they were able to get to London without being caught, how they would find Susan in a big city. Harris says he has contacts with fake passports and travel arrangements, then they’ll just have to figure it out when they get there. Ava guesses they are going to London then, noting it’s too dangerous here as cops could be kicking down the door any minute.

Talia walks through the town square with flowers and calls Chanel, leaving a message that she went to the Bakery to see her but it’s closed so she was going to Paulina’s as she has something special for her.

Johnny guesses Chanel wants to give it a shot with Talia and says he understands. Chanel stops him and says she did want to see where things went from Talia, until Johnny said he wanted to see where things could go with them. Chanel talks about their connection and says she has suppressed her feelings for him for awhile because she wasn’t hopeful they would be returned. Chanel adds that so many things got in the way of them being able to make it work, but now those feelings are anything but suppressed. Johnny and Chanel then kiss. Chanel’s phone lies nearby with a missed call from Talia.

EJ pours a drink and toasts the portrait of Stefano to Johnny getting his heart’s desire. EJ then gets a phone call from his hospital contact, who informs him that his patient just woke up and the police are questioning her as they speak.

Jada enters Joyce’s hospital room and introduces herself, noting she’s glad that she made it through surgery. Joyce responds that she’s still a little out of it though. Jada states that she will let her rest as soon as she tells her who hired her to kill Ava Vitali.

Wendy tells Tripp that she can pack the food and they can eat on the way home. Tripp is not sure he can eat right now while worried about Ava. Wendy encourages that Ava is a survivor. Tripp is not sure who he’s more worried about finding her, EJ or the cops. Wendy points out that Ava has Harris Michaels with her, so he will protect her. Tripp is not so sure about that. Tripp brings up that not that long ago, Harris tried to kill his whole family with an exploding pizza.

Rafe and one of his cops go to the motel where Rafe explains that Harris was identified at the nearby pizza place from his photo and the desk clerk confirmed a man and woman in the room they approach. Rafe warns that Ava and Harris have both killed before, so he instructs him not to hesitate if he has to use deadly force. Rafe then kicks the door in and they enter with guns raised.

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Brady and Alex walk out of a restaurant through the town square. Alex complains about the waitress messing up their order and remarks that at this rate, all the guests at Victor’s memorial are going to be gone by the time they get back. Alex notes that may not be a bad thing as he doesn’t know how much longer it’s going to last. Brady adds that he can’t believe Theresa came to town to pay her respects to Victor. Alex asks if it’s really that terrible that she did. Brady suggests it’s time they have a little chat about Theresa.

Theresa walks past the Brady Pub and stops to think back to Brady turning her down. Stephanie then walks up, surprised to see her as she didn’t know she was back. Theresa says she just got back yesterday. Stephanie says she’s glad to see her. Theresa remarks that she’s probably the only person who is. Kayla then comes out of the Pub and says that’s not true as she hugs Theresa. Kayla asks what brought her to Salem. Theresa responds that she’s here for Victor’s funeral. Kayla brings up Theresa and Victor always hating each other. Theresa says no matter what, Victor always loved Tate. Stephanie guesses Brady must have really appreciated her being there. Theresa informs her that Brady actually treated her like dirt and accused her of crashing the somber occasion to get closer to him. Kayla then asks if he was right. Theresa admits maybe he was, but it didn’t matter because he made it clear that he wants nothing to do with her. Kayla says she’s sorry to hear that but informs her that she saw Kate inside and found out that Theresa would not be the most vilified funeral crasher of the day as that would be Vivian Alamain.

After Vivian declares that she is inheriting everything from Victor, Bonnie asks if this is some kind of joke. Vivian reiterates that her and Victor’s divorce was never finalized. Justin argues that if it wasn’t, Victor could have never legally married Maggie which Vivian says proves her point. Maggie asks where her proof is. Vivian responds that she doesn’t have a divorce certificate. Bonnie accuses her of tearing it up but Vivian insists she never got it. Justin mocks taking Vivian’s word. Vivian says there is no choice. Maggie declares that she will fight her with everything she’s got and she will make her pay for desecrating Victor’s funeral.

Sarah holds her baby and thanks her for making her a mom again. Rex notes Sarah shivering. Chloe goes to get another blanket. Xander takes the baby and holds her. Sarah thinks back to telling Rex that the baby is Xander’s. Sarah starts to say there is something he should know. Xander notes that Sarah is really pale. Rex asks if Sarah is alright. Sarah responds that she doesn’t know and passes out. Xander asks what’s happening. Rex notes that her pulse is rapid and they have to get her to the hospital now. Chloe says she’ll call an ambulance but Rex says it will be faster to drive themselves. Rex sends Chloe to get his car. Xander encourages Sarah and she opens her eyes. Xander tells her to stay with them because her baby needs her. Sarah asks him not to let anything happen to her baby again. Xander says the baby is fine and it’s Sarah they are worried about now. Sarah tells Xander that if anything happens to her, make sure he takes care of their girl. Sarah then passes out again.

Brady questions if Alex was seriously thinking about going out to dinner with Theresa when she asked. Alex says no, then says maybe but not if Brady still has feelings for her. Brady assures that he and Theresa are history, so if Alex wants to go out with her, that’s his business, but there are some things he needs to tell him about her first.

Theresa questions Vivian being here and not in prison. Kayla reveals that she was apparently released. Theresa points out that Vivian wasn’t at the funeral. Kayla explains that Vivian showed up afterwards and that Kate said she came to see if she got anything from Victor’s will, as if he would leave anything to the woman who tried to kill his wife…

Justin tells Maggie that he will call the county clerk to get a copy of the divorce decree. Maggie tells Vivian that she can’t accept that Victor loathed her. Vivian argues that Maggie can’t accept that Victor destroyed his will and their divorce was never finalized. Maggie calls her delusional. Justin informs them that the call went to voicemail so he will go to the courthouse himself and then they will send Vivian packing. Vivian says they’ll see about that. Vivian questions where the food is. Maggie wonders where everyone is and decides she’s going to go find Sarah. Bonnie doesn’t want Maggie to leave her alone with Vivian. Chloe then comes back in and is shocked to see Vivian there. Maggie asks Chloe what’s wrong and where Sarah is. Chloe announces that Sarah is at the hospital as she went in to labor right outside and it all happened do fast. Chloe adds that she had a baby girl. Maggie asks if they are both okay. Chloe says the baby is fine but Sarah had some bleeding, so she will take Maggie to the hospital. Vivian remarks that she’ll pray for her as Maggie exits with Chloe. Vivian then starts talking about what she’s going to change in the mansion.

Rex and Xander arrive at the hospital with Sarah and the baby as Kayla asks what happened. Rex explains that Sarah went in to labor and it all happened fast so he delivered the baby right there. Rex adds that the baby is fine but Sarah was bleeding so Kayla sends him to get Sarah in a hospital room and says she’ll be there right after getting the baby in pediatrics.

Theresa and Stephanie sit together in the Brady Pub. Theresa mentions this being her second time in the Pub today after Brady told her not to come to the reception and to hang out with her own family which Stephanie calls rude. Stephanie says at least she missed all the chaos with Vivian. Theresa jokes that she likes chaos. Stephanie recalls a time they went to a Miley Cyrus show but didn’t have tickets. They talk about how much they’ve missed each other. Stephanie asks when she is going back to California. Theresa responds that she doesn’t know as she had a flight for tomorrow afternoon but she’s thinking about sticking around for awhile.

Brady tells Alex that he and Theresa love their son Tate, and admits that Theresa is a great mom as their son brings out the best in her but she has an incredible talent for finding trouble. Alex mentions that Theresa said something about that earlier. Alex says it’s fine with him as that’s something they both have in common.

Xander paces at the hospital and thinks back to being with Sarah in the hospital after she gave birth the first time. Kayla comes over, so Xander asks how Sarah is. Kayla says she can’t give him any medical information because he’s not family. Maggie and Chloe then arrive. Maggie tells Kayla that she is family and that Xander and Chloe can hear anything she has to tell her. Kayla reveals Sarah’s condition causing the placenta to not fully detatch after labor. Kayla explains that she was not in good shape when she came in but she has regained consciousness and thinks she will make a full recovery which relieves Maggie as she hugs Xander.

Stephanie is glad to hear that Theresa might be sticking around Salem. Theresa tells Stephanie about her plan to move on and mentions a really hot guy at the funeral who flirted with her. Theresa then reveals that it’s Alex Kiriakis which shocks Stephanie.

Brady tells Alex that his idea of trouble is like sleeping with Allie and busting up her relationship with Chanel while Theresa’s idea of trouble is hitting John over the head with a fireplace poker and nearly killing him or getting kidnapped in Mexico for 2 years with a Mexican druglord. Alex sees what he means. Brady notes that it’s better to stay on Theresa’s good side. Justin walks up so they greet him. Alex asks if he had given up on them yet and explains their order getting messed up. Brady mentions texting Maggie but not hearing back. Justin responds that Maggie is dealing with a situation. Justin reveals that Vivian Alamain got out of prison and showed up at the funeral reception. Brady is shocked and complains that it’s not what Maggie needs right now. Justin adds that Vivian was going on about what Victor would leave for her in his will but then he found out that Victor had his will destroyed. Justin assumes Victor meant to file a new one but died before he could. Alex asks what that means. Justin responds that Victor’s surviving spouse inherits everything. Alex jokes that at least Maggie wouldn’t let Brady get disinherited. Justin reveals it’s a little more complicated that as Vivian is claiming that Victor and Maggie’s marriage was invalid because Victor’s divorce from Vivian was never finalized. Brady asks what he’s saying. Justin responds that he doesn’t believe it’s true, but if it is, then Vivian Alamain will be the sole heir of the Kiriakis Empire.

Bonnie warns Vivian that she’s watching her and says she’s onto her as she knows what her con is. Bonnie talks about Vivian magically getting released from prison on the day of Victor’s funeral and shows up uninvited asking about the will which no one can find. Bonnie tells Vivian that Justin will find out what a greedy liar she really is. Vivian accuses Bonnie of using her resemblance to Justin’s dead wife to get a ring on her finger. Bonnie argues that she doesn’t care about Justin’s money and that she loves him, questioning why that’s so hard to understand. Vivian calls it the same way that she loved Victor. Vivian cries that she misses him terribly.

Rex announces that Sarah just got the okay to see visitors so she asked to see Maggie and the baby. Maggie tells him that Kayla just went to get the baby. Rex then takes Maggie to see Sarah. Chloe and Xander are relieved that Sarah is okay. Kayla brings the baby over and says she has a clean bill of health. Kayla gets paged to the ER so Xander offers to take the baby to Sarah which Kayla allows.

Rex brings Maggie in to see Sarah and asks if she’s in any pain. Sarah responds that she just wants to see her baby. Rex says he’s sure Kayla will be there any minute. Xander then enters and informs them that Kayla was called away to the ER, so he brings the baby to Sarah. Xander congratulates Rex and says he sees a little of Rex in the baby. Maggie calls her beautiful. Sarah thanks Xander. Xander says he’s just glad they are okay and goes to leave but Sarah stops him and says she has something important she wants to say. Sarah talks about the importance of family. Sarah wanted Xander to hear this because he knows how much Victor meant to him. Sarah talks about her and Rex coming up with names but she’d like to do something different which Rex says he’s fine with. Sarah names the baby Victoria Margaret after Victor and Maggie. Xander calls the name fit for a princess and says that Victor would be so honored. Maggie asks if that’s all Sarah wanted to say. Sarah confirms that’s all and says they are just going to sleep for a couple hours while she knows Maggie has the reception. Maggie says she really should get back, although God only knows what’s waiting for her.

Vivian complains that Bonnie probably thought she had no feelings but this is not the first time she cried over Victor. Bonnie talks about Victor having that effect on people. Bonnie and Vivian start to talk about their time in prison as Bonnie asks Vivian to catch her up with what’s been going on.

Theresa asks Stephanie if she knows Alex. Stephanie reveals that they sort of had a thing. Theresa apologizes if she’s still in to him but Stephanie assures they are just friends as she’s very happy with Chad now. Stephanie adds that her idea of staying here to move on with someone she doesn’t really know who happens to be Brady’s cousin. She asks if Theresa isn’t just doing it to make Brady jealous.

Brady and Alex sit together in the town square. Alex asks if he really thinks Victor’s marriage to Maggie was invalid. Brady argues that Vivian is always running some sort of scam so he’s sure Justin will figure it out. Brady doesn’t know why Victor would destroy the will. Alex suggests maybe he wanted to disinherit him, Shawn, or Xander. Brady talks about the mysterious trip Victor took and then calling his lawyer on his way makes him think they are related. Alex wishes there was a way they could find out more. Brady suggests maybe there is.

Theresa laughs off the idea of trying to make Brady jealous. Stephanie warns that Alex can be a lot. Theresa jokes that she can be too and asks for Alex’s number.

Brady tells Alex that nobody knows where Victor was headed when his plane went down in the Mediterranean and he was going to look in to it but had no idea where to start looking, but if his attorney talked to him then maybe he knows something. Brady decides he will call the attorney and find out.

Xander returns to Sarah’s room with a candle and says he knows Victoria’s too young for it but the gift shop was out of stuffed animals so he figures it’ll be more for Sarah. Sarah calls it lovely and thanks him. Xander adds that he remembered earlier Sarah said she had something to tell him before she passed out, so he asks what it was. Sarah responds that she doesn’t remember. Xander guesses it wasn’t important then. Sarah says she doesn’t think it was.

Maggie returns home to find Bonnie and Vivian laughing over their prison time together. Bonnie asks about the baby. Maggie confirms the Sarah and the baby are fine, adding that they named the baby Victoria. Vivian calls that lovely but remarks that baby Victoria will not be inheriting any of Victor’s money. Maggie tells Vivian to just go home. Justin then comes home and announces he can’t believe it but he double and triple checked it. Justin then confirms that Vivian is telling the truth that Victor and Maggie were never legally married. Vivian declares that she will inherit every penny that Victor ever made.

Brady finishes his phone call with the attorney which Alex notes wasn’t long. Brady says the attorney wouldn’t give him any information but he did share that Victor called from Greece. Alex knows the plane went down over the Mediterranean but Bo had already been moved from there, so he wonders what Victor was still doing in Greece. Brady suggests maybe they just need to go to Greece and figure this thing out themselves. Alex agrees but then gets a call from Theresa, who asks if they can set their dinner date. Alex says he would love to but he’s going out of town. Theresa notes that he didn’t mention that earlier. Alex calls it last minute as he reveals he’s going to Greece with Brady.

Xander returns to Chloe at the hospital. She asks if he’s okay as she knows he still cares about Sarah and today has been a lot. Xander admits he couldn’t stop thinking about what happened with baby Mackenzie and how he ruined everything for her. Chloe assures this is nothing like that. Xander agrees since Victoria is healthy with a long life ahead of her. Xander adds that this time there’s no question whose baby it is as she is definitely Rex and Sarah’s…

Rex tells Sarah that Victoria does look like her. Sarah worries about if she was the splitting image of Xander and jokes that they can’t really tell when she’s only a couple hours old. Rex admits he thought for a minute that Sarah was going to tell Xander that he was the father. Sarah confirms that she almost did as she was overwhelmed with gratitude and guilt but then all her memories flooded back and the pain of bonding with a child that wasn’t hers and never getting to say goodbye. Sarah knows that Xander was trying to do the right thing back then but he just made everything so much worse and that’s who he is. Sarah worries that if he knew Victoria was his, she’d be signing up for a lifetime of pain and she can’t put herself through that. Sarah thanks Rex for everything and says that Victoria is so lucky to have him. Rex responds that he’s so lucky to have the both of them, but asks if she’s sure she’s not second guessing any of this. Sarah assures that she’s not as she knows the agony of having a child ripped away and she would never do that to him. Sarah declares that’s why she knows she made the right choice.

Vivian guesses it’s settled. Maggie asks Justin if he’s sure. Justin responds that he’s sorry but there is no legal remedy to this. Vivian decides she won’t be leaving then and then tells them to pack their belongings and get the hell out of her house.

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Everyone at the Kiriakis mansion wanted Vivian to leave, but she refused to go. Vivian told them that she was released from prison early. Justin looked over the papers and said they looked legit. She planned on staying until Victor’s will is read. Kate told Philip that Victor set up a trust fund for him. She thought they should leave. Justin planned to get Victor’s will to prove that Vivian isn’t in it. He went to get Victor’s will out of the safe, but it was gone. Justin called the estate to find out what happened. He found out that Victor wanted his last will destroyed and that he died without a will. He told Maggie that she would get everything since there wasn’t a will. Vivian told him that he was wrong. She dropped the bomb on him that her and Victor’s divorce papers weren’t filed right and they never received a divorce decree. Vivian let Maggie know that her marriage to Victor was null and void. She announced that she was Victor’s widow and not Maggie. She said that she was the one who was entitled to everything. Sarah’s water broke and Rex wanted to get her to the hospital. She said that she wanted to push. She and Xander flashed back to when she was in labor with Mackenzie. Xander and Rex helped Sarah get to a lawn chair so she could relax. Rex wanted Chloe to go to the car to get his medical bag and sent Xander to get towels and blankets. Sarah told Rex that she was worried that the pain might make her accidentally tell Xander the truth about the baby. He assured her that it wouldn’t happen. Xander and Chloe helped coach Sarah through her labor. Rex finally delivered Sarah’s baby. She had a girl. Sarah was happy, but Rex noticed that she was shaking. Xander offered to hold the baby for her. After he took the baby, Sarah passed out.

Marlena told John Doe that his memory loss was triggered by a skull fracture he suffered years ago. She let him know that he was healthy besides that injury he suffered years ago. He was happy to hear that and wanted to look for his son. She let him know that her husband’s working on his case. John showed up so Marlena introduced him to John Doe. John talked to him about the Korean War. John Doe remembered the war. He told him that he served in the same unit as biological father Timothy Robicheaux. John Doe said the name sounded familiar. He talked about the type of person Timothy was. He said that Timothy switched their dog tags. John realized that John Doe was his biological father after all and that his name was Timothy. John realized that the villain was Joseph Bell. They had a touching moment together once they realized that were related. Timothy wanted to know why John was adopted and not with Maude. John let him know that it was a long story. John let Timothy know that Maude passed away. Timothy had a feeling that she was dead and realized that was why he needed to find his son. They couldn’t believe they found each other after all this time.

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