Y&R Short Recap Tuesday, June 18, 2024

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Audra figures out that Tucker is faking his heart attack to buy some time so he can stop the takeover of Glissade. Tucker finds out Jack is in Paris to check on Ashley and also take over Glissade. Tucker talks to Jack who tells him he isn’t in Paris to take over Glissade. Tucker’s assistant Dawn tells him that the detectives have been unable to find any information with which to blackmail any of the Glissade board. Tucker tells Audra she has won, she has Glissade.

Nikki has a long talk with Victoria and persuades her to be her second-in-command at Newman Media so she can concentrate on her sobriety.

Victor talks to Adam who tells him that he has to turn down being CEO of Newman Media because he has to concentrate on Connor and helping his son deal with his OCD. Adam tells Victor he will consider helping him if he tells him the name of the company with which he wants to go to war.

Nikki and Victoria talk to Victor about both of them running Newman Media but he tells them he doesn’t want them to do that because he wants Adam to be the CEO of Newman Media.

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Days Update Friday, June 14, 2024

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At the hospital, Johnny talks to Chanel about it feeling almost too good to be true to have so much good news with their baby being healthy and him following his film making dream with her by his side. Chanel says she’s so excited and proud of him. Johnny talks about finding a new place to live. Chanel stops him and reminds him there is still one significant hurdle they have to face as she has to figure out how to break the news to her mom.

Paulina is at home, on the phone with Abe while on her laptop. Paulina tells Abe about finding the website for the Concerned Citizens of Salem with photoshopped pictures of her. Paulina worries that she could lose her job. Abe assures he won’t let that happen and declares he will put a stop to this insanity tonight. Paulina questions how he’s going to do that. Abe says he will tell her when he gets home and instructs her to get offline immediately. Paulina calls him a wise man as they hang up. EJ then meets Abe in the town square and asks what this is about. Abe wants to discuss the Concerned Citizens of Salem planning to recall Paulina. EJ acts surprised as Abe says they seem hellbent on ousting her. Abe adds that something interesting came up when they looked in to this so called organization. EJ asks what he found. Abe responds that it seems the primary so called concerned citizen is EJ.

Kristen comes back to the living room of the DiMera Mansion. Stefan tells her that there’s nothing Rafe can do as he’s not willing to accept any deal with Clyde. Stefan agrees to shelve his idea to get Gabi out of prison for now, if Kristen helps him get more evidence. Kristen responds that she’s sorry but there’s been a change of plans and declares that she won’t be helping him anymore. Stefan asks what the hell she’s talking about and reminds her that if she doesn’t help him, he won’t back her as CEO of DiMera. Kristen then reveals that she won’t need his backing anymore because she already has the job.

At the police station, Chad exits the interrogation room after talking with Clyde. Chad gets a call from Julie, who says she’s been so concerned since he left for the station. Julie asks if Clyde said anything more about Abigail. Chad reveals that he actually did so Julie asks what it was. Chad informs her that Clyde told him to check out a safety deposit box at a bank in Chicago and supposedly inside is proof that Abigail is alive.

Paulina closes her laptop and complains about the internet trolls but then opens her laptop back up until Chanel comes in which surprises her. Chanel informs Paulina that she and Johnny saw the doctor today. Paulina asks about the baby. Chanel says they are still waiting on some results but things went really well and Dr. Greene said the baby’s heartbeat is really strong. Paulina is thrilled and calls that wonderful news. Chanel then informs her that she has some other news that Paulina might not think is so wonderful.

Abe asks if EJ is the one spearheading the movement to recall Paulina. EJ responds that he respects Abe so he will tell him the truth and admits that he is the one leading the charge on the issue. EJ declares that he created the Concerned Citizens of Salem to remove Paulina from office and asks if there’s anything else. Abe responds that he wants EJ to stop this nonsense now.

Stefan doesn’t understand since last he checked, EJ was still acting CEO. Kristen guesses he hasn’t checked his spam folder and informs him that the board met in private and after exchanging stock tips, they decided to offer her the job. Stefan questions that happening without his support. Kristen explains that the board felt it was time another woman was at the helm. Kristen adds that she also sent a presentation regarding her vision for the company and they were very impressed. Kristen talks about imagining her on the cover of Forbes magazine. Stefan argues that it doesn’t mean she can’t still help him with Gabi since she could now use DiMera resources to help him find new evidence. Kristen responds that she’s sorry but she can’t do that.

Johnny goes to see Marlena in her office at the hospital. Marlena asks how everything is. Johnny says things are better than okay which is why he wanted to thank her for her advice. Johnny confirms he spoke with Chanel about the job in LA. Johnny admits that at first she was a little upset that he kept it from her, but once she got past that, she was really supportive. Marlena calls that wonderful. Johnny then reveals that he accepted the job offer.

Chanel informs Paulina that she’s moving to Los Angeles and she knows it seems very sudden. Paulina didn’t think that’s what she meant by needing space. Chanel clarifies that Johnny was offered his dream job in California. Paulina asks about her bakery, reminding her that she has her own career to think of. Chanel informs her that she will start a Sweet Bits Bakery in LA. Paulina feels that’s easier said than done and asks if she has thought this through since it seems a little impulsive. Chanel asks who she gets that from since Paulina has a habit of acting without thinking.

EJ tells Abe that he’s sorry but he can’t do that. EJ claims it’s nothing personal and he’s just trying to do the right thing. Abe accuses EJ of attacking his wife and tarnishing her good name. Abe argues that Paulina made one impulsive decision and aside from that, she’s been an outstanding mayor. EJ disagrees and says Paulina’s judgment gives him pause. Abe thinks this is all about Paulina firing EJ as district attorney. EJ claims it has nothing to do with that. EJ admits he wasn’t happy about that at first but it turned out to be a blessing in disguise since now he’s had more time to spend with Jude and he can devote more attention to his role as acting CEO at DiMera. EJ says it won’t be long before that role is officially his.

Stefan talks about Kristen getting everything she wants and suddenly losing the desire to help her brother in need. Kristen argues that she’s not the monster and she is sympathetic to he and Gabi. Kristen says she would help if she could but Mr. Shin would kick her to the curb if he found out she was helping the woman who was arrested for murdering his son. Kristen tells Stefan that she’s sorry but her hands are tied.

Chad goes home where Julie tells him that she’s going with him to Chicago tomorrow morning. Chad doesn’t want her involved since it could be dangerous. Julie tells Chad that she’s faced similar situations in the past and talks about Alice helping Bo and Hope escape criminals years ago. Chad points out that Clyde could just be playing mind games. Julie feels they still have to go. Chad agrees even if there’s a one in a million chance that Abigail is alive, they have to take the shot. Chad’s son Thomas then walks in and says he couldn’t sleep. Thomas says he heard his voice so he wanted to come see him. Chad says he’s glad he did as he missed him. Thomas asks about Chad’s trip. Chad promises to tell them about it in the morning and tells him to go back to bed. Thomas then stops and asks why Chad said Abigail is alive.

Marlena hugs Johnny and tells him that she’s so proud of him. Marlena asks about the movie. Johnny says he can’t say too much but promises it has nothing to do with devil possession. Marlena says she will miss him teasing her. Marlena admits that as happy as she is for he and Chanel, she will miss having him here in Salem. Johnny doesn’t think Paulina will like it either or handle the news as well as Marlena has.

Paulina apologizes as she didn’t mean to question Chanel’s judgment but she’s so sad to see her leave. Chanel says she’ll only be a plane ride away and they’ve lived apart before. Paulina worries that Chanel might not miss her as much as in the past. Chanel asks why she would say that. Paulina says they got close again but all that has changed because of what she did. Paulina worries that she’s ruined everything.

Abe tells EJ that he has a lot on his plate and suggests dropping this recall business. EJ says it’s too late for that as the petition is already in the hands of city council. EJ tells Abe that the people of Salem have spoken so he can’t let them down over a personal disagreement. Abe argues that EJ doesn’t give a damn about the people of Salem and is only interested in stroking his ego. EJ thinks that’s a terribly unfair assessment but Abe thinks it’s right on the money. Abe brings up EJ’s sister Lexie and says she may be gone, but they are still family. Abe then asks EJ on a personal level to stop this attack on Paulina.

Stefan asks Kristen what the hell he’s supposed to do now. Kristen says maybe he doesn’t have to do anything. Stefan mocks that idea. Kristen clarifies that maybe Clyde will give up some information that proves that Gil murdered Li. Stefan complains that Clyde won’t do that without getting something major in return and Rafe has already made it clear that he won’t make a deal with Clyde. Kristen brings up the Melinda angle but Stefan refuses to sleep with Melinda, insisting nothing is more important in his life than Gabi. Kristen tells Stefan that she’s sorry he’s going through this but this is the best she’s got. Stefan declares that the only other choice is to go back to busting Gabi out of prison. Kristen calls that a terrible idea and says she’s spent more of her life on the run than she cares to imagine and it’s no way to live. Stefan argues that his wife is locked in prison for a crime that she didn’t commit while thinking they will spend the rest of their lives apart and that’s no way to live. Stefan states that he needs his wife to be free and he will do anything he can to make sure that happens, even if that means being a fugitive for the rest of his life. Kristen guesses all she can do is offer her guidance. Stefan calls that somewhere between thoughts and prayers and liking a post on Facebook. Kristen tells Stefan to quit bitching and listen to her. Kristen brings up Stefan saying he had someone working on getting Gabi out and says now he needs to focus on what happens after. Stefan asks what that even means. Kristen reveals she has a grab and go kit in the safe in case of emergency with a lot of money that is his for the taking. Kristen adds that there’s an envelope with a contact sheet of people who will help Stefan and Gabi disappear without a trace. Kristen calls it a parting gift for them. Stefan is surprised and thanks her, saying it means the world to him as they hug.

Johnny tells Marlena that he wanted to go with Chanel to provide moral support but she wanted to talk to Paulina alone. Marlena asks if things are still strained between them. Johnny confirms they are. Johnny explains that he and Chanel understand that Paulina was just trying to save her daughter but also that it was a completely reckless decision to leave the hospital, knowing her condition could put others in danger. Marlena understands as a mother, the desire to protect your child. Johnny points out that Paulina put her daughter at risk as well as her unborn grandchild. Marlena calls it very sad and hopes they find their way back together.

Chanel tells Paulina that she didn’t ruin everything. Paulina feels she did and hates the idea of Chanel leaving while things are unresolved. Paulina worries that the distance will drive them further apart. Chanel assures that won’t happen but Paulina argues that she doesn’t know that. Paulina tells Chanel how sorry she is for putting lives in jeopardy and wishes she could go back in time to make a different choice. Chanel points out that if Paulina didn’t come to her rescue then maybe she would’ve been found and saved but maybe not and she could be dead now. Paulina supposes that makes some sense. Chanel suggests looking at it from that angle. Chanel calls it possible that maybe Paulina made the right choice after all. Paulina asks if she really means that. Chanel notes that the doctor did say at this stage, her baby is looking healthy and it’s too early to know for sure that nothing is wrong but she has a really good feeling. Chanel thinks it’s time for Paulina to stop beating herself up and time for her to forgive her. Paulina is thrilled and hugs Chanel.

Chad tells Thomas that he didn’t say Abigail was alive but Thomas says he heard him. Julie tells Thomas that Chad meant Abigail is in Heaven and part of their lives every day because her memory is alive in their hearts. Chad goes along with it and says that’s what he said which Thomas accepts. Chad then takes Thomas to go back to bed. Chad returns from putting Thomas to sleep. Julie comments on Thomas being inquisitive. Chad can’t believe it’s the two year anniversary of Abigail’s death. Chad talks about missing her so much every day. Chad admits the little spark of hope that she might be alive has grown in to a giant flame, so he doesn’t know what he’s going to do if it turns out not to be true.

Stefan tells Kristen that he is eternally grateful to her. Kristen jokes that he should be and declares that she’s off to the office to start kicking ass and taking names. Stefan guesses this is goodbye. Kristen admits she will miss having an ally in the house. Stefan points out that they haven’t always been allies. Kristen recalls when they first met and how Stefan still took her in because they were family. Stefan admits he still sold her out. Kristen jokes that backstabbing is the DiMera way and says it’s nice to have Stefan on her side again. Stefan remarks that she can thank EJ for that. Kristen talks about how EJ is going to lose his mind when he finds out she is CEO. Stefan is sorry he will miss that. Kristen says EJ will be dreadful and vindictive but in the end, she think he will get that it was all for the best.

EJ tells Abe that he wouldn’t characterize this as an attack on Paulina as he sees it as the tax paying citizens of Salem holding a public servant accountable. EJ tells Abe that he’s sorry but he cannot honor his request. Abe says he should’ve known that appealing to EJ’s sense of family wouldn’t work. Abe says for EJ to try to get rid of an outstanding mayor and human being out of spite shows exactly what kind of man he is. Abe then walks away.

Johnny tells Marlena about Dr. Greene reassuring them about their baby. Marlena says she’s so happy for everybody. Johnny admits that when they first found out there might be problems with their baby being born with abnormalities, he wasn’t sure if they should go through with the pregnancy but after today, he knows they made the right decision. Marlena is so glad to hear that and is so excited to have a new grandbaby. Johnny says they will be lucky to have the best great grandma anyone could ask for. Marlena thanks him and says she will be here for him, Chanel, and the baby. Johnny thanks her. Marlena says she loves him so much as they hug.

Paulina tells Chanel how much it means to her that she doesn’t hate her anymore. Chanel says she could never hate her and she was just upset, but she knows what she did was done out of love. Paulina jokes that she hasn’t been this emotional since an Aretha Franklin concert. Paulina guesses her forgiveness doesn’t affect her decision to move. Chanel assures that she was never moving because of her. Paulina encourages her to have her own life, but asks to let her throw them a going away party before they go so they will always remember where home is. Chanel assures that she could never forget because part of her heart will always be right here with her as they hug.

Julie tells Chad that she will throttle Clyde for what he’s put Chad through emotionally, calling it so cruel. Chad declares it will all be over soon as tomorrow, they will go to Chicago, walk in to the bank and open the safety deposit box to know without a shadow of a doubt if Abigail is still alive.

Johnny meets Chanel at the Brady Pub. Johnny tells her that he broke the news to Roman and Marlena and they both handled it really well. Johnny says they aren’t happy to see them leaving but they were supportive. Johnny asks how things went with Paulina. Chanel says it went way better than she imagined and that they are in a good place now. Chanel adds that Paulina is sad they are leaving but she understands it’s what’s best for them as they hug.

Abe goes home to Paulina and sees she’s been crying so he asks if something is wrong. Paulina informs Abe that Chanel came by and they had an amazing talk where they made a breakthrough and Chanel forgave her. Abe calls that wonderful and says he’s so happy for her. Paulina adds that’s not all as Chanel told her that she and Johnny are moving to Los Angeles which surprises Abe. Paulina explains that Johnny got a great job offer to work on a movie. Abe says they could always go there to visit and he’s sure they will be back here. Paulina declares the important thing is that Chanel doesn’t hate her anymore and they are back to being close again. Paulina asks if Abe wants to tell her what he was up to tonight. Abe admits he was trying to get EJ to back off and they talked for awhile but EJ refused to stop the recall. Paulina declares that karma is going to bite EJ.

Kristen approaches EJ in the town square and says she knows he must be upset that things didn’t go his way, so she hopes there’s no hard feelings since they are family and should support one another. EJ questions what she’s going on about. Kristen asks if Mr. Shin didn’t call him which EJ questions. Kristen guesses she’s going to break the news then. Kristen then announces that EJ is going to need to update his resumé.

Stefan opens the safe at the DiMera Mansion and removes the stacks of cash and the envelope that Kristen mentioned. Stefan opens the envelope and finds that the papers are not contacts, but the DNA results revealing that EJ is not Jude’s father.

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Days Short Recap Friday, June 14, 2024

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Recap written by Michele and Cheryl

Abe met with EJ to talk about the organization that’s against Paulina. EJ acted as if he didn’t know what Abe was talking about. Abe told him he knew he started the organization. EJ said he respected him, so he wanted to tell the truth. He said he started the organization. EJ asked if he wanted to know anything else. Abe told him to stop what he’s doing. EJ said he was trying to do the right thing. He said Paulina didn’t use good judgment. Abe asked if he thought that way because she fired him. EJ said that wasn’t the reason why. He said he could spend more time with his son and acting CEO of DiMera Enterprises. Abe asked why he was doing this to Paulina. EJ said it was out of his hands right now. He said Lexie may be gone, but they were still family. Abe asked him to stop attacking Paulina. EJ said it wasn’t an attack and there was nothing he could do about it. Abe said he knew what kind of man he was. Chanel went to see Paulina. She told Paulina about the baby’s heartbeat being strong. After she talked to her about the baby, Chanel told her she was moving to Los Angeles. Paulina said it was an impulsive decision. Chanel said Paulina was the one who acted without thinking. Paulina apologized for what she said. She said she was sad to see Chanel leave. Chanel said she and the baby could be dead if it weren’t for her. She said the baby looks healthy now Paulina might have done a good thing. Chanel said it was time to forgive her. They talked things out. Paulina wanted to through her a going away party.

Kristen told Stefan that she was done helping him. She said she didn’t need his help anymore because she got the CEO job. Stefan wondered how she got the job when EJ was acting CEO. She said the board met in private and offered her the job. He said it was great because she could use the DiMera resources to help find evidence for Gabi. Kristen said she couldn’t do that. She said Mr. Shin would get rid of her if he found out she was using resources to free his son’s murderer. Kristen said she thought Gabi was innocent, but her hands were tied. She said Clyde would come through with evidence. Stefan said he won’t relax until Gabi is free. He said he was breaking Gabi out of prison. Stefan didn’t care if he had to risk his life as a fugitive as long as Gabi is free. Kristen said she had money and names and numbers in the safe in case of emergencies. She wanted him to consider that a going away gift for him and his wife. Johnny went to see Marlena to thank her for the advice. He said everything went great and he decided to take the job. Marlena said she was happy for him. Johnny said things weren’t good between Paulina and Chanel, but the good news was the baby’s heartbeat is strong. Marlena was happy for them. Johnny said he wasn’t sure if they should have had the baby at first, but he knows they made the right decision. Julie called Chad. He told her Clyde told him to check out a safe deposit box in Chicago. Clyde said the proof that Abby was alive was in the safe deposit box. When Chad came home, Julie told him she was going with him to Chicago. Chad said it might be dangerous, but Julie didn’t care. Julie said she could kill Clyde for what he did. Chad said it would be over soon. He said tomorrow they would open the safe deposit box and find out if Abby is alive.

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Days Short Recap Thursday, June 13, 2024

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Johnny talked to Chanel about his job offer. He said he had to give the director an answer by the next day. The job is in Los Angeles. Chanel said they didn’t give him enough time to give an answer. When he told her he knew about the job for weeks, she was upset that he didn’t tell her. She wondered if he was going to tell her when he was on the plane or turn it down without telling her. When he said he was trying to avoid her getting stressed, she didn’t believe him. She said they were supposed to be a team and wondered how he could keep her in the dark about it. He apologized to her. She was angry again when he said he talked to Marlena about it. He said Salem was their home and they built a life there. She said if he wanted to turn down the job he would have. He said he was conflicted about the job. She said if he wanted to take the job, she would make a life there too. He said he wasn’t sure if he could cut it there and his dream would be over. While he was talking, he said he couldn’t fail her and the baby. She said he wouldn’t fail, but he wouldn’t know unless he tried. They could always come back if things didn’t work out. She said she would follow him anywhere. They apologized to each other. At the pub, Roman told Kate that Eric moved back in. Kate was happy about it, but worried about Lucas. While she was talking, Lucas showed up. He apologized for not talking to her. The FBI wanted him to keep quiet until Clyde was back in Salem. Kate was upset but said he should be free since he did his end of the bargain. Lucas said he didn’t know what was going on with the deal. He said he was still a fugitive. When Kate tried to get him to leave, he said he didn’t want to go to the monastery. He said he would rather go back to prison. When Lucas left, Kate told Roman about Lucas going back to prison. She wanted to know if Roman would be upset about it. Roman said Lucas learned his lesson and it wouldn’t be right if Harris didn’t hold up his end of the bargain.

Chad told Julie about Clyde. He told her that Clyde said Abby was alive. Julie was happy about Abby being alive, but Chad thought it was a lie. He said a part of him hoped it was true. He said Abby came back before and Stefan was walking around with Jake’s heart. Julie asked if it was possible that Rolf brought Abby back to life. Chad said he wasn’t sure. He said he was going to go see Clyde. Chad didn’t want her to say anything to Jack and Jennifer, so they won’t get their hopes up. When Chad left, Lucas showed up. He told Julie he couldn’t go back to prison without seeing her. She asked him what he thought about Abby being alive. He said he wished it was true, but he didn’t know if it was possible. Rafe questioned Clyde at the police station. He asked Clyde where Li was. Clyde didn’t answer him. Rafe reminded Clyde that he broke Gabi’s leg in prison. Clyde still pretended not to know anything. Rafe said Clyde knew Gabi didn’t kill Li but knew who did. Clyde said he didn’t know Li and had no reason to know who killed him. Rafe brought up Gil and the black book. He wanted to know what Gil told Clyde about the murder. Clyde wanted to know what was in it for him. Rafe said he couldn’t promise him anything. Clyde said he needed to get something out of it if he told what Gil did. He reminded Rafe that he covered up for Hope years ago so he could help him. When Rafe left, Chad walked in. Chad told Clyde to start talking. He said he was with Abby the night she died and there was nothing Rolf could do to save her. Chad asked how Abby could be alive. Stefan told Kristen he was busting Gabi out of prison since no one could help him. Kristen said she couldn’t let that happen because he was supposed to help her become CEO. She said she did plenty to help Gabi so she couldn’t risk him not helping her. If he broke Gabi out of prison, Kristen threatened to expose that he slept with Ava. He said she promised to keep the secret. She told him she wasn’t at war with him, but he had to decide what side he’s on. Rafe showed up while they were talking and told them Clyde may know something, but he wasn’t talking. When Lucas went back to the pub, Roman told him he pulled some strings with the ISA. He said the deal was a go so Lucas was free. Chad threatened Clyde. Clyde said he would tell Chad the truth, but he had to help him. Chad wanted to know why he would go to prison for a crime he didn’t commit. Clyde said he was going to tell him something big.

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Days Short Recap Tuesday, June 11, 2024

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Jada and Kayla talked about Everett’s DID. She never knew anyone who had it. Jada wanted to understand what Bobby was going through since they were married. She got a call about the shooting at the Kiriakis mansion. Kayla started to panic. Sarah wanted John’s help, and he pulled the gun on her and Steve. Steve’s phone rang which made John snap out of it. John helped Steve while Sarah told Kayla what happened. Marlena talked to Stephanie about Abby’s situation with DID. She let her know that Abby was able to deal with the two personalities. John showed up at the hospital. He told Marlena and Stephanie what happened at the Kiriakis mansion. John told them that Steve was okay, but he was in the hospital. Kayla and Stephanie went to Steve’s room. He told them how he got shot. Steve told them about Konstantin’s lies and murders. The plan went haywire. Stephanie left them alone and Kayla yelled at Steve. She couldn’t believe he didn’t know that Konstantin would fight back. Kayla wanted him to let her know that he got mixed up in a dangerous situation. He felt better keeping her out of it. Kayla got upset and told him that he doesn’t treat her like a partner. Alex went off because Xander could have hit Theresa. Xander reminded him that he was an excellent marksman. He asked Alex if he was supposed to let Konstantin choke her in front of them. Theresa wanted to make sure Konstantin was dead. Brady confirmed that he was. Brady and Xander thought about Konstantin’s last words about an enemy being in their midst. They figured it was the person who helped him kidnap Victoria. Theresa looked uncomfortable as Xander talked about the person in the hoodie who took Victoria. Jada showed up while Xander and Sarah talked about Konstantin’s body. Brady told Jada that Xander killed Konstantin. Jada wanted the weapon. She wanted answers about what happened. Brady told her what happened. Xander told her that he shot him to save Theresa, but Alex and Brady told her that he didn’t care about her life.

Xander couldn’t believe Alex and Brady threw him under the bus. He saved Theresa’s life and they tried to get him arrested. Jada said everyone could go but Xander. She needed a statement from him. Xander sarcastically thanked his family for backing him up. Brady texted John telling him that Konstantin was dead because Xander shot him. John told Marlena that he didn’t regret that Konstantin was dead. Marlena said that Konstantin’s reign of terror was over. John told her that it wasn’t quite over yet. He told her about the card and how he almost shot Steve. Marlena tried to assure him that he would never shoot Steve. They had to work to get him out of Konstantin’s spell. He was afraid it wasn’t enough. She believed she could free him from Konstantin’s brainwashing. John wasn’t sure since he killed Konstantin’s daughter. He felt like the best thing to do would be to leave Salem. Brady helped Theresa. She was surprised he helped her because of what happened that morning. She apologized for hurting him. He reminded her that she’s the mother of his child and he would always care about her. Jada and Xander finished the interrogation when Sarah showed up. She thought the police would charge him. He doesn’t know if the police will buy him trying to save Theresa’s life or was he getting revenge. Sarah wanted to know which one it was. He told her about Konstantin choking Theresa. Xander didn’t regret killing him. He wished he found out who helped him kidnap Victoria. Marlena told him that he couldn’t run away. He wanted to pay respect to Katarina’s grave. John wanted to do it alone.

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Days Short Recap Monday, June 10, 2024

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Maggie didn’t want Konstantin to say anything while John pointed his gun at him. She told him off about deceiving her for so long. Xander got upset when it came out that Konstantin had Victoria kidnapped. Konstantin said everyone was a hypocrite. He reminded them that Victor wasn’t a saint. Konstantin told them that he got his revenge by sabotaging Victor’s plane. He admitted to sending him to a watery grave. Sarah arrived and wondered what happened. Maggie called Konstantin a liar. She knew he was going to kill her. Sarah was shocked by what she heard. Maggie didn’t believe Victor was taken out by a man like him. She thought he just wanted to hurt her, but he couldn’t hurt her more than she was. Maggie couldn’t believe she allowed her husband’s killer into her house. Konstantin didn’t think she was ever going to marry him. She said she would have until Steve and John got through to her. John and Steve were about to take him away, but Maggie wanted to know about Victor’s final days. They deserved to know the truth. What took so long to get revenge for his daughter’s death? There’s a flashback of Konstantin and Victor. He gave Victor a chance to redeem himself. They talked about Bo being in a coma. Victor talked to him about accidentally taking his wife and daughter and regretting it. Konstantin didn’t want an apology. Victor decided to make a new will and would leave him something in it. Konstantin wanted him to draft the will immediately. After the flashback, Konstantin told everyone that he would only collect after Victor died. He said that Victor screwed him over because he changed his will again before getting on the plane.

Konstantin flashed back to walking in on Theresa reading the will. After the flashback, Konstantin wished he could have seen Victor’s face when he plunged to his death. Maggie started crying while he kept talking. She snapped at him when he said Victor cared more about money than her. After she yelled at him, she collapsed. John and Steve arrested Konstantin. Bonnie and Sarah took Maggie upstairs. Sarah let her know she had an adrenaline crash. Maggie wanted to know about Victor’s life that she overlooked the red flags. Bonnie told her that she was the victim. Maggie felt stupid. He got his way because she always sees the best in people. Konstantin faked a coughing attack and grabbed Theresa as his hostage. He pulled a gun out and started shooting as he left the room. Just as he was leaving Steve shot Konstantin in his side. John assured him that he would be okay. Alex and Brady went after Konstantin. Brady grabbed his father’s gun. Steve wondered how he got hit. Xander told Sarah, Maggie and Bonnie that Steve was grazed, but he would be okay. He said they needed Sarah’s help. Maggie noticed that Steve’s wound was more than a graze. Konstantin dragged Theresa outside. She called him evil. He shot her uncle. She wished she didn’t get involved with him. Konstantin reminded her that she set everything in motion. She said he took charge ever since. They kept arguing while Alex arrived. Alex said Steve was okay unlike his father. Konstantin started laughing. He told Alex that he was mistaken. Alex wanted to know what he meant by that. He confessed to killing Victor, but he wasn’t his father. Steve wanted John to stop Konstantin. John refused to abandon his father. He felt like the bullet was meant for him. John looked at the pawn card and flashed back Katarina and flashing back to being his pawn the first time. Sarah examined Steve and said he was fine. Theresa told Alex not to listen to Konstantin. Before Konstantin could finish talking, Brady showed up with a gun. He warned him to drop the gun or Tate would grow up without a mother. Maggie felt like she lost Victor again. She wanted to do the right thing. Justin and Bonnie wondered who the accomplice was that helped Konstantin. Xander arrived while Konstantin, Theresa and Brady were arguing. He took Brady’s gun and said he had to deal with him. Xander wanted to make him pay for what he did. He kidnapped his child and wanted to make him pay. Xander wanted to know who helped Konstantin. Theresa elbowed Konstantin in the stomach and tried to get away. He pulled her to the ground. Konstantin said he was a pain ever since he arrived in Salem. He started choking Theresa until there was a shot. There was a shot of Xander pointing the gun at him.

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Eric went to the pub. He talked to Roman about Sloan’s disappearance. Roman couldn’t believe she got the jump on EJ. Eric said he was surprised to see EJ on the ground. Roman couldn’t believe Sloan took the baby. He told Eric things would get better. Roman asked Eric to move back in the pub so he could start over. Eric agreed to do it and left the pub. At the DiMera mansion, EJ read an article about Paulina. He insulted her to Jude. Chanel walked in while he was insulting Paulina. She said she wasn’t happy about the way he was trying to go after her mother. EJ said he was doing it because Paulina risked her and the baby’s lives. Chanel told him Paulina wouldn’t have risked their lives if she knew what would happen. When Chanel reminded EJ that Paulina fired him, she asked if he was really trying to protect his grandchild or get revenge. EJ said it wasn’t about revenge. Chanel said the tests say the baby is fine. When EJ said the tests could be wrong, she told him she was having the baby. When Chanel left, EJ talked to Jude about his true paternity and how it could cost him Nicole. Eric showed up at the mansion. EJ told him Nicole wasn’t there. Eric said he needed a lawyer to help him with his divorce from Sloan. He said he needed a lawyer who hated Sloan as much as he did. EJ agreed to help him. He said there was a way around needing Sloan to file for the divorce. EJ suggested they put something in the paper attempting to look for her. Eric said he wasn’t sure he would take the case.

Paulina talked to Abe about costing Chanel, Johnny, and the baby their lives. Abe told her their tests came out fine. Paulina was worried that the results could change. She said she and Chanel weren’t in a good place. Paulina said she would never forgive herself if something happened to Chanel and the baby. Abe got a call from a friend who told him people want Paulina to step down as mayor. He said there was an organization that wanted her to step down. Paulina said she was going to find out who was behind the organization. Johnny went to see Marlena to talk about his future. He told her about the job he was offered. In order for him to do the job, he had to move. He said Chanel didn’t know about the job offer and wasn’t sure if he should go for it. Johnny said he didn’t want Chanel to feel like she was sacrificing with the baby coming. Marlena asked how he thought Chanel would feel if she found out he turned down the job and never told her. She said it was up to Chanel to decide for herself. Johnny said he would talk to her. Marlena said she thought he should take the job even though she wanted him to stay in Salem. While they were talking, they talked about Eric, EJ, and Jude. Johnny said he felt bad for Eric but was happy for EJ and Nicole. He left for an appointment with Chanel. While Chanel was waiting for the doctor, Johnny showed up. She said she had an interesting talk with his father. When she told him what she and EJ talked about, Johnny was upset. She said she didn’t want him and his father to argue. When Johnny was about to tell Chanel about his job offer, the doctor walked in. They talked for a while.

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Y&R Short Recap Tuesday, June 11, 2024

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Victor wants Victoria to go back to work but she doesn’t want to go back to work yet because she wants to concentrate on her family.

Victor wants to put Adam back at Newman Media. Adam, Nick, and Victoria think that this is a bad idea because all the changes would destabilize the company.

Nikki wants Victoria to take her place at Newman Media until she returns in a few months. Nick thinks that his mom’s idea is much better for the company.

Nikki wonders if Victor is trying to punish her because she relied on Jack as her sponsor.

Michael tells Cole to do what Victor asked him to do until he can figure out what Victor is planning to do.

Cole asks Victoria to go out to dinner with him.

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Billy tries one more time to persuade Lily to add Abbott to the Chancellor-Winters name. Lily wants to tell Devon about Jill’s heart condition because, if he knew about it, he would not object to adding Abbott to the company name. Billy refuses to tell Devon because he already broke Jill’s confidence by telling her about Jill’s heart condition.

Lily refuses to run the company with Billy and relegate Devon and Nate to a lesser position.

Diane tells Nikki to rely on her own husband instead of leaning on Jack.

Victor tells Kyle that there is always a place for him at Newman Enterprises. Diane and Jack tell Kyle to stop undermining her at work.

Audra tells Tucker that she has heard that he loves her and he is ready to move on before but she knows she will never come first with him. Tucker asks his assistant to tell the Glissade board of directors she wants to work with Audra to see if she can find out the identity of the secret investor.

Audra calls Victor to tell him everything is all set for the takeover of Glissade tomorrow.

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Chanel questions Johnny wanting to leave Salem and asks where they would go. Johnny tells her about how he’s been sending out his resume for film jobs and he wasn’t expecting to hear anything back and certainly wasn’t expecting to be offered a job on a movie with Payton Russo, one of his favorite directors. Chanel excitedly calls it amazing but Johnny reveals the catch is that he has to give them an answer by tomorrow and the job is in LA. Chanel says they didn’t give him much time to think about it but Johnny reveals he’s actually known about it for a couple of weeks. Chanel is shocked and questions him just now telling her.

Kate joins Roman at the Brady Pub. Roman tells her about Eric agreeing to move back to the room above the Pub. Kate calls that really good since she knows he’s been worried. Roman knows she’s still worried about Lucas and asks if there’s any word. Kate doesn’t get it since Lucas contacted her, said he was with Harris, searching for Clyde, and then nothing but dead silence. Kate can’t help but feel that something terrible has happened and she might never see him again. Lucas then enters the Pub and surprises Kate.

Chad returns home to the Horton House where Julie greets him and says she’s so glad he’s back home. Julie says she just put the kids down but they have been asking about where he is non stop. Chad says he’ll go check on them. Julie asks if he found Clyde. Chad confirms the police did and he did get a chance to talk to him. Julie asks if Clyde admitted to targeting Abigail on that horrible night. Chad thinks back to Clyde telling him that Abigail is alive. Julie asks Chad what he said.

Rafe confronts Clyde in the interrogation room at the police station and says it’s been a long time. Clyde says not long enough which Rafe agrees with. Rafe says the FBI’s field office in Helena has decided that the Salem PD gets the first crack at him. Rafe informs Clyde that he’s run out of luck because there’s a whole host of new charges like drug dealing, attempted murder, and breaking out of prison. Rafe says once they figure it all out, they will send him off to solitary confinement in super max where he can finish off his already long sentence. Rafe says he first has a few questions for him, starting with what he knows about Li Shin’s murder.

At the DiMera Mansion, Stefan finishes a call saying he wants it done now. Kristen walks in and asks what that was all about. Stefan declares that he’s busting Gabi out of prison.

Johnny apologizes for not telling Chanel about the job right away. Chanel questions what his plan was and if he was just going to wait until he was on a flight to LA or if he was going to turn the job down and not tell her at all. Johnny admits maybe he was. Chanel asks if he thinks he knows what’s best for them. Johnny argues that there was just so much going on with the baby and with Paulina, so he didn’t want to add to her stress. Chanel calls that a load of crap.

Kate hugs Lucas and says she was so worried about him since he wasn’t answering her phone calls. Lucas says he was on a plane and a little busy trying to catch Clyde and his henchwoman, who are now in police custody. Kate says that’s great but she was picturing him dead in a ditch. Lucas explains that they had to keep everything on the DL until Clyde was in custody. Kate feels he still could’ve let her know. Roman points out that Lucas is safe now. Kate agrees to stay positive because Lucas helped Harris capture Clyde as he said, so according to the terms offered, he should now be a free man.

Clyde claims to Rafe that Li Shin is not ringing any bells. Rafe argues that Clyde knows damn well who Li is since Gabi was convicted of his murder and he knows that’s not news to him, since Clyde hired a goon to break Gabi’s leg in prison and threatened her within an inch of her life to persuade Stefan to do his bidding. Clyde calls that quite a tale and claims he heard Gabi broke her leg by slipping in the shower. Clyde remarks that he can picture her in the shower. Rafe tells him to shut up. Clyde asks why Gabi killed her ex. Rafe responds that she didn’t and had no motive, so she’s innocent. Clyde laughs at that and says innocent is the last thing Gabi is. Rafe argues that Clyde knows Gabi didn’t kill Li, but he bets that Clyde knows who did.

Kristen questions Stefan orchestrating a prison break for Gabi. Stefan reminds her that’s what he wanted her to help with in the first place, but she thought it would be easier to prove Gabi’s innocent. Kristen says it should’ve been. Stefan complains that Melinda doesn’t think the black book is enough evidence and that Rafe could string him along forever, so to hell with it. Kristen thought maybe Clyde could confirm Gil killed Li but Stefan calls that a pipe dream and questions why Clyde would lift a finger to help him. Kristen questions when this great escape is to take place. Stefan says it’s already in the works and then he and Gabi will ride off into the sunset, never to be seen or heard from again. Kristen is afraid she can’t let this happen.

Julie asks Chad what Clyde said. Chad explains that he accused him of going to the mansion with the sole purpose of killing Abigail and he didn’t deny it. Julie says now they know but Chad says there is more. Chad states that Clyde may have gone to the mansion that night to kill Abigail, but then in the end, he claimed that Abigail is still alive.

Chanel tells Johnny that they are supposed to be a team and questions him thinking about turning down his dream job without talking to her first. Johnny laments that he’s an idiot and apologizes for not telling her sooner, noting that Marlena told him the same thing. Chanel questions him telling Marlena before her and who else knows. Johnny apologizes repeatedly and says he didn’t expect to get a job offer that would require them to move 2000 miles away. Johnny says at first, he couldn’t believe it but then he panicked because Salem is their home, where Chanel’s bakery is and where their families are. Johnny declares that they built their lives in Salem and they are happy here. Johnny just wants to make her happy and calls that his most important job. Chanel calls that really sweet but feels if he wanted to turn the job down, he would’ve done it already. Johnny states that part of him does want to turn it down but part of him doesn’t, so he’s obviously conflicted. Johnny then declares that Chanel needs to make this decision.

Roman says he has stuff to take care of in the office and that he’ll be back. Lucas tells Kate that he feels Roman wouldn’t be happy if his sentence was shortened. Kate questions that being an if and if Harris is flaking on him. Lucas responds that he doesn’t know where he stands because Harris is busy processing Clyde and they haven’t talked since. Lucas reveals that Chad had to fly him home. Kate questions what Chad was doing there. Lucas calls it a long story. Lucas admits he doesn’t know what’s going to happen with him but the longer it goes, the worse he feels about it. Kate questions why the hell she ever trusted Harris. Lucas reminds her to keep it down as he’s technically still a fugitive. Kate agrees that they should get him right back in to hiding.

Julie questions Clyde saying Abigail is still alive. Chad points out that he had a gun to his head, so he may have been saying anything and that it’s probably a lie, but a small part of him hopes that it’s true as Julie hugs him.

Clyde tells Rafe that he didn’t even know Li so he questions why he should know who killed him. Rafe points out that Li’s blood was found on Clyde’s little black book. Clyde points out that he was in prison. Rafe brings up Clyde’s associate Gil and how his bloody fingerprint was also found on the black book, which was hidden at the Bistro where Clyde ran his drug operation. Clyde points out that Ava killed Gil. Rafe says he’s well aware but since he can’t talk to Gil, he figured he’d go right to the boss. Rafe asks Clyde what Gil told him about the night Li was murdered and if there’s any chance Clyde could corroborate with Gil. Clyde asks what’s in it for him if he could.

Stefan tells Kristen that Gabi is his wife, so he doesn’t need her permission to get her out of prison. Kristen reminds him of their agreement that she helps him with Gabi and he helps her become CEO of DiMera. Stefan assures that he is still backing her. Kristen questions if Stefan is going to continue as a fugitive from the law. Stefan says he’s been planting seeds for months so it’s practically a done deal. Kristen argues that Stefan has waited this long to free Gabi and asks what’s a few more weeks. Stefan worries that if Clyde is captured, he’ll go back to making Gabi’s life a living Hell and now that he’s turned on him, he can’t take that risk. Kristen tells Stefan that he might just have to because after everything she’s done for Gabi, she can’t risk him not coming through for her. Kristen declares they are at a stalemate but Stefan says that’s now how he sees it. Kristen warns that if Stefan goes through with this idiotic jailbreak plan, then she will tell Gabi that he slept with Ava.

Chanel questions Johnny wanting her to make the decision on his job offer, pointing out that she just told him they are a team. Johnny feels he would be uprooting her from her life for his dream. Johnny asks what if she ends up miserable because of him. Chanel asks if she’s supposed to crush his dreams and asks what if he’s miserable because of her. Chanel points out that she can bake cookies anywhere and that Sweet Bits LA sounds kind of nice. Chanel adds that getting a little further away from Paulina might not be such a bad thing. Chanel declares that if Johnny wants the job, she thinks he should take it. Johnny says the problem is he doesn’t know if he wants to take it for reasons he can’t quite articulate. Chanel encourages him to try. Johnny says for his whole life, he wanted to be the next Fellini. Johnny recalls when he tried to put together a movie as an adult, the whole project went to Hell. Chanel asks how many directors can say the actual Devil interfered in their production. Johnny took it as a sign that he was doing something he wasn’t supposed to. Johnny asks what if he can’t cut it since Hollywood is cut throat. Chanel questions where all this self doubt is coming from. Johnny says a lot has happened so fast and asks what if he’s not ready, pointing out that now he has Chanel and the baby to think about. Johnny states that failing on his own is one thing but he cannot drag her across the country and fail all three of them.

Lucas tells Kate that he’s not going back to the monastery. Lucas adds that Clyde will be going to super max so Statesville will be safe for him to go back to if he has to. Kate argues that at least the monastery isn’t prison but Lucas feels it’s pretty much the same thing, complaining that he can’t stand that place. Kate points out that there’s less murderers in the monastery. Lucas states that he has one year left on his sentence so he might as well go back, do his time, and pay full price for what he did to Sami.

Chad tells Julie that Abigail came back to him once before and brings up how Stefan’s heart is beating in Julie’s chest while he’s alive and well. Julie asks if it’s possible that Dr. Rolf saved Abigail. Chad says he doesn’t know but he can’t sit around and wonder what if as it will drive him crazy. Chad decides he needs to go to the police station to talk to Clyde to find out if there’s more which Julie encourages him to do. Chad asks Julie not to bring this up to Jack or Jennifer so he doesn’t get their hopes up. Julie agrees not to say anything as Chad then exits.

Kristen reminds Stefan that he cheated on his wife. Stefan calls it one time where he was very drunk. Kristen mocks that Gabi will be very forgiving then. Stefan argues that she said she would keep his secret. Kristen says that was then and this is now. Stefan asks if she’s declaring war with him. Kristen says of course not as she’s at war with EJ, so Stefan needs to decide which side he’s on. Kristen warns that if Gabi does find out what happened between he and Ava, she’s sure Gabi would prefer a prison cot to their bed, so she really thinks he needs to rethink his plan.

Rafe tells Clyde that he can’t make charges like these just go away after everything he’s done. Clyde asks why he should help him then. Rafe takes that to mean he does know something. Clyde says he didn’t say that but questions why the bloody fingerprint on the book isn’t enough to overturn Gabi’s conviction. Rafe says that’s a good question. Clyde calls it a damn shame. Clyde says if Gil did tell him something, there would have to be something in it for him in order for him to testify to that. Clyde adds that he would graciously accept anything Rafe could do for him, even outside the confines of the law. Rafe calls him a piece of work. Clyde brings up Rafe covering up Stefano’s murder for Hope and questions if he wouldn’t do the same thing for his own flesh and blood, asking what kind of brother he is. Rafe tells him to hang tight and he’ll be back. Clyde tells Rafe to think about what he said as Rafe exits the room.

Chanel encourages that Johnny is not going to fail but Johnny argues that they don’t know that. Chanel compares it to Johnny thinking she’s a good baker and praises his work. Chanel says if things don’t work out, at least he gave it his best shot and they can always come back to Salem. Chanel declares that whatever he decides, she’s with him. Chanel mentions Chris Pratt being in the movie that he’d be working on, pointing out all there is to love about LA. Chanel tells Johnny that she will follow him to the ends of the earth because his dreams are their dreams now.

Kristen asks Stefan if he’s going to rethink his master plan or if she has to give Gabi the bad news. Rafe then walks in and asks what about Gabi. Stefan claims that they were just discussing how to tell Gabi that they hit a dead end on trying to prove her innocence. Rafe reveals he’s here because he has some news on that front.

Roman returns to Kate and asks where Lucas is. Kate informs him that Lucas went to say goodbye to Julie since he hasn’t heard from Harris, so he’s assuming he will be going back to prison to serve the rest of his sentence. Roman says he’s sorry to hear that which Kate questions.

Lucas goes to see Julie, who says he’s been in her prayers every single day. Lucas thanks her and says he appreciates that. Julie asks what has happened and if he’s free and clear now. Lucas says he’s not too sure about that. Julie points out the risk in coming to see her. Lucas declares that there was no way he was going back to prison without saying goodbye to her first.

Chad confronts Clyde in the interrogation room. Clyde asks if Rafe sent him to have a little chat with him. Chad moves the table and sits across from Clyde, pointing out that they never finished their conversation so he needs to start talking. Clyde asks or else what?

Johnny thanks Chanel for believing in him. Chanel assures that she and the baby are there for him no matter what. Chanel apologizes for getting salty before. Johnny says it’s okay as she was right to be upset at him for not telling her about the job offer sooner. Chanel asks what he’s thinking now.

Roman asks Kate why she would ask if he’s really sorry that Lucas is going back to prison when he’s his stepson and wants what’s best for him. Roman adds that he supported Lucas throughout this whole damn thing. Kate says she’s grateful to him for that but she believes that Roman wants Lucas to serve his term for what he did to Sami. Roman argues that they’ve been through this and he thinks Lucas has learned his lesson and won’t make those mistakes again. Roman brings up that Harris promised results and Lucas delivered, so he thinks it would be wrong for Harris to leave Lucas hanging.

Julie tells Lucas that Chad implied he had something to do with helping find Clyde. Lucas feels he probably shouldn’t say too much. Julie understands and asks what Lucas thinks about Clyde saying Abigail is alive. Julie says she won’t say anything to anyone but him. Julie asks if Lucas said he didn’t think it’s possible so he wouldn’t get Chad’s hopes up. Julie asks if Lucas thinks it could be true that Abigail is alive. Lucas wishes it was true but doesn’t know how it could be possible.

Stefan tells Rafe that it’s no shock that Clyde isn’t speaking. Kristen gets a call and exits the room. Rafe encourages Stefan not to give up hope since they have Clyde in custody and he’s convinced that Clyde knows something. Stefan feels whatever Clyde wants has to be worth getting Gabi back home.

Clyde mocks Chad as reminding him of a yapping dog running circles around a predator. Chad asks how it could be possible that his wife is still alive because that night, he found her in their bed bleeding out and barely able to whisper his name. Chad says when he closes his eyes, he can see her and he can feel her slipping away. Chad recalls being covered in her blood at the hospital but he was still hopeful until Kayla told him that his wife was dead and there was nothing anyone could do. Chad adds that Kayla took him to see her body and he held her, touched her, kissed her, and said goodbye to the love of his life and mother of his children. Chad states that now Clyde drops a bomb on him. Chad grabs Clyde and asks how it’s possible for Abigail to be alive.

Johnny calls the director Payton Russo back to accept the job and says he’s very excited. Johnny says he can’t wait and he’ll see him soon as he hangs up. Chanel excitedly hugs him and calls it amazing, saying she’s so proud of him. Chanel jokes that they just had their first major fight as a married couple, so now they have to make up as they kiss.

Julie talks on the phone about being so worried about Maggie and how she told her not to trust Konstantin. Julie says the family could use some good news. Julie talks about not figuring out Tom and Alice’s time capsule, but she is determined to find out if it’s the last thing she does.

Lucas returns to the Pub and tells Kate that she said goodbye to Julie. Lucas asks if he has a place to stay away while he waits for Harris. Roman reveals that he pulled some strings with his ISA pals to track Harris down. Roman announces that Harris just finalized the terms of Lucas’s deal, so for being part of the capture of Clyde Weston, the remainder of Lucas’s sentence is officially completed. Roman officially declares Lucas a free man which thrills him and Kate.

Rafe tells Stefan that he’s sorry but his hands are tied. Stefan questions Rafe just packing it in and not moving Heaven and Earth to help his sister. Rafe says he can’t give in to Clyde and sacrifice the safety of the town. Rafe then says maybe if Stefan had an idea which he questions. Rafe asks if Stefan has an idea of how he could move Heaven and Earth. Stefan asks if he’s saying if he chose to go the DiMera route, he’d be willing to look the other way. Rafe responds that he has to get back to the police station and exits the mansion. Kristen comes back. Stefan tells her that there’s nothing Rafe can do as he’s not willing to accept any deal with Clyde. Stefan agrees to shelve his idea to get Gabi out of prison for now, if Kristen helps him get more evidence. Kristen responds that she’s sorry but there’s been a change of plans and declares that she won’t be helping him anymore.

Clyde tells Chad that him being sad takes all the fun out of it. Chad asks for an answer. Clyde says before he does, Chad has to show that he can do something for him to better his current situation. Chad asks how he’s supposed to do that. Clyde points out that Chad’s a DiMera, so he’ll figure something out. Chad refuses to when he can’t trust a word he says. Clyde asks why he’s here then. Chad questions why Clyde would go down for Abigail’s murder if she’s still alive. Clyde remarks that only a fool goes for the quick return while the wise man plays the long game with an ace up his sleeve, knowing the exact time to play it. Chad declares now is the time then to show his cards. Clyde tells Chad to listen up then because he’s about to give him something big.

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Eric goes to the Brady Pub where Roman says he’d ask how he’s doing but his face gave it away. Roman tells Eric that he’s sorry and asks if there’s any word from the police on the search for Sloan. Eric says no after she took off from the DiMera Mansion. Roman hates the thought of Sloan being out there free after what she did to Eric and Nicole. Eric comments that at least she didn’t hit him on the back of the head like she did EJ. Roman remarks that he still can’t believe that Sloan got the jump on EJ like that..

EJ sits in the living room of the DiMera Mansion, gleefully reading the Spectator article to baby Jude about Paulina’s exposure of radiation. EJ remarks that Paulina needs to either step down or be forcibly removed from office. Chanel then walks in and asks if that’s a fact.

Paulina wakes up from falling asleep on the couch at home and tells Abe that she had a terrible nightmare that the radiation turned her in to a 50 foot tall woman that made people run away screaming. Paulina says the worst part is that it’s not the first time she’s had the dream as she’s been having it ever since leaving the hospital. Abe states that big problems call for big solutions and declares that this sounds like a job for Dr. Marlena Evans.

Marlena is in her office at the hospital, on the phone with John. Marlena says she can barely hear him but gets that his flight is on time. Marlena says she can hardly wait to see him and tells him to call her when he lands as they hang up. Marlena then looks down at The Pawn card until Johnny comes in and asks if she has a second. Marlena calls it a nice surprise. Johnny asks about the card which Marlena blows off as nothing and puts it away. Marlena asks about Johnny’s visit. Johnny informs her that he’s meeting Chanel for an appointment. Marlena asks about the baby. Johnny says so far, so good but he wanted to stop by to get advice from Marlena about his whole future.

Leo sits in the town square reading the Spectator until a shirtless man approaches to ask for a favor which gets Leo’s attention. Leo asks what the favor is. The man asks if he can drink the glass of water on Leo’s table since he forgot his water bottle and he just finished a run. He then says nevermind but Leo tells him to go ahead and take it. The man thanks him and drinks the water, spilling some on himself in the process. He thanks Leo again. Leo stops him and asks if he’d want to go out sometime.

Johnny informs Marlena that a producer offered him a job at his company, but if he took it, he’d have to move to Los Angeles like now. Marlena didn’t even know he was considering this. Johnny reveals that Chanel doesn’t know either which surprises Marlena, who questions why he hasn’t told her. Johnny feels it would be asking Chanel to leave her business, her family, and her home which doesn’t seem like a fair thing to ask. Marlena questions if he’s considering turning down the job without even discussing it with Chanel. Johnny says as great as the whole thing sounds, he doesn’t want Chanel to feel like he’s asking her to make this sacrifice for him. Johnny says with the baby and health issues, it’s a lot. Marlena asks how he thinks Chanel will feel if she finds out that he turned down the job without ever mentioning it. Marlena encourages that Chanel might not think of it as a sacrifice and might want to do that. Johnny then agrees to talk to Chanel. Johnny points out that Marlena still hasn’t told him what she thinks about if he should consider the job. Marlena states that she thinks he should. Marlena admits that selfishly, she’d like to keep him in Salem, especially after what happened with Jude.

Eric tells Roman that it was shocking to see EJ just lying there after Sloan hit him in the back of the head. Roman says under normal circumstances, that’d be a welcome sight but he still can’t believe that Sloan just helped herself to EJ and Nicole’s baby, asking how someone could do that. Eric remarks that desperate people do desperate things. Roman says he’s sorry as he knows how much Eric loved the baby. Eric responds that he was his son and he lost him, admitting he’s never felt pain like this.

EJ tells Chanel that he was just reading some of today’s news to his son. Chanel points out that he was getting a kick out of it and apparently feels the same way about Paulina as the Spectator does. EJ confirms that is true and that he wants Paulina out as mayor, but claims it’s only because he’s outraged on Chanel’s behalf which she questions. EJ points out that Chanel is his daughter in law and Paulina recklessly exposed her and his unborn grandchild to radiation, asking if she isn’t mad too. Chanel admits she’s not exactly happy about it but says she doesn’t fully blame Paulina, who didn’t even know that she was pregnant and she did it because she was trying to save her life. Chanel acknowledges that Paulina would never intentionally hurt her or put them in danger. EJ responds that he admires Paulina’s resolve but feels that her dangerous actions still need to be answered for. Chanel questions if he’s saying Paulina needs to answer for what she did to her or to him. Chanel asks if it’s really about protecting his grandchild or if it’s about EJ trying to get payback.

Leo tells the man that he’s not in the habit of asking out strangers but he’s just getting back out after a relationship fell apart. Leo asks the man to dinner. He responds that Leo seems like a really nice guy, but he’s not gay. Leo is surprised and asks if he’s sure which he confirms. Leo says he’s usually pretty good and asks the guy again. He tells Leo that he’s sure but he’s flattered. He thanks Leo again for the water and says maybe he’ll see him around as he walks away.

Johnny tells Marlena that he’s really sorry about Jude as he knows how much she loved him. Marlena says it’s really Eric that she’s most worried about. Johnny talks about seeing EJ and Nicole go through pretty much the same thing but Marlena argues that it’s not the same since they thought their baby was dead. Johnny acknowledges that now Eric has to watch him grow up with someone else as his father. Johnny says he feels awful for Eric and the whole family, but at the same time he’s happy for EJ and Nicole which he asks if that’s wrong to say. Marlena says no and that Jude is where he’s meant to be but she’s sorry that Eric has to pay the price for it. Johnny says he has to get to his appointment. Marlena is glad he stopped by and hopes everything goes well. Johnny thanks her and promises to tell Chanel about his job offer. Marlena assures him that her door is always open to him as Johnny then exits.

Paulina tells Abe that she’s always happy to talk to Marlena but she will pass for now. Paulina feels it’s obvious that she’s dreaming about destroying the whole town because she’s feeling guilty over exposing Chanel, Johnny, and Julie to radiation. Abe encourages that all of their tests came back fine. Paulina says it doesn’t stop her from worrying and asks what if it takes time to show up and gets worse or there’s something really wrong. Abe points out that Kayla wasn’t worried but Paulina feels that there is always the possibility. Paulina adds that she and Chanel aren’t in the best place right now. Abe feels they’ve been through rough patches before. Paulina doesn’t know if she could ever forgive herself if something happened to Chanel’s baby because of her.

EJ tells Chanel that what happened between he and Paulina was just business. Chanel questions him not taking it personally. EJ claims his only concern is Chanel and the child. Chanel insists they are fine. EJ asks if she’s sure. Chanel says she and Johnny have a follow up appointment today and her latest test results show everything is fine. EJ hopes that’s true, pointing out that if there’s any cause for concern, there are still options at this stage. Chanel responds that she’s aware of the options but she’s having the baby as that’s what she and Johnny both want. EJ says he’s glad to hear that. Chanel questions if he is. EJ insists that he can’t wait for another addition to the family and that his new son will be an uncle. Chanel acknowledges the baby as Jude but EJ talks about how they are thinking about changing his name. Chanel says she just feels terrible for Eric as he must be devastated. EJ calls it a hard time for everyone but says thankfully the baby is where he belongs, with his real parents.

Roman tells Eric that it kills him to see him hurting like this. Eric responds that the hardest part is that it doesn’t feel real. Eric says in his heart, Jude is still his son. Roman encourages Eric healing as family. Eric thanks him and says he appreciates that. Eric decides he will go to the back and grab some food. Roman says Eric being in the apartment by himself can’t be making things easy which Eric admits. Roman then invites Eric to come back the Pub, start over and give himself a break until he figures things out. Eric agrees that he’s probably right. Roman offers to help him move his stuff. Eric tells Roman that he’ll let him know but there’s a stop he has to make first as he then exits the Pub.

Leo bursts in to Marlena’s office and tells her that he needs her help, desperately.

Abe gets a call from his friend Ruben. Abe says he hasn’t heard but thanks him for the call as he appreciates the heads up. Paulina asks what that was about. Abe claims it was nothing for her to worry about but Paulina can tell he’s hiding something from her. Abe insists that everything is fine. Paulina recognizes Ruben as his friend on the city council. Abe informs her that he called to give him a warning as it seems there is a petition filed to recall Paulina as Mayor.

Johnny joins Chanel in her hospital room. Johnny mentions stopping to see Marlena while Chanel informs him that she was delayed by an interesting conversation with EJ. Johnny asks if it was good or bad. Chanel says they kind of got in to it about the baby and about Paulina. Chanel adds that EJ also wanted to talk to her about their options. Johnny questions why EJ does this and says he’s sorry, adding that he will talk to him. Chanel asks if he doesn’t think she can take care of herself. Johnny says he knows she can, but sometimes when DiMeras are involved, reinforcement can be useful. Chanel tells him not to worry about it as it doesn’t matter. Chanel questions how they were late but Kayla still isn’t there. Johnny suggests maybe she has another patient. Johnny then decides since they have a minute, there was something he wanted to talk to her about.

EJ talks to baby Jude and says he hopes he wasn’t too defensive with Chanel as he just wants everyone to know he is his son forever. EJ remarks that with Sloan gone and Melinda sworn to secrecy, no one will ever know the truth about the baby’s paternity, especially Nicole. EJ worries that if so, he would certainly lose the baby and would lose Nicole to Eric. Eric then walks in. EJ tells him that Nicole is still at work and he just put the baby to sleep. Eric says he won’t be long and he just needs to talk to EJ. EJ asks what about. Eric informs him that he needs a lawyer to help him get a divorce from Sloan. EJ questions Eric coming to him of all lawyers instead of Belle or Justin. Eric responds that Justin is dealing with a family matter and Belle is working on her marriage with Shawn. EJ adds that he could always google a lawyer but Eric points out that some random attorney won’t hate Sloan as much as they do. EJ admits they have good reason. Eric states that Sloan stole EJ’s son, so he assumes he’d want to get back at her as much as he does. EJ says he’s not wrong so Eric asks if he will take his case. EJ agrees to do it and remarks that it seems their situations made them strange bedfellows. Eric asks if they have to wait to find Sloan before filing proceedings but EJ informs him that there is a way around that.

Chanel asks what Johnny wanted to talk to her about. Johnny says it’s something he was talking to Marlena about but they are interrupted by the doctor entering the room, who is the same man that ran in to Leo earlier. Johnny thought they were seeing Kayla but the doctor reveals she was called away on an emergency so he’s stepping in and introduces himself as Dr. Greene. Chanel identifies him as her regular customer Felicity’s brother. Dr. Greene says he should’ve realized Chanel since Felicity talks about her all the time. Chanel says Felicity is awesome. Dr. Greene says Felicity loves spending time with her. Johnny introduces himself as Chanel’s husband. Dr. Greene says it’s nice to meet him and they will see how the baby is doing.

Leo tells Marlena that he needs mental health help as his brain needs fixing but so does his heart. Marlena says he can make an appointment but Leo argues that this can’t wait. Leo says everyone says she’s the greatest shrink in Salem, she’s not with a patient right now and offers to pay in cash. Marlena says she’s going through case files. Leo knows she doesn’t like him because of what happened with her grandson Will, arguing that Will left him for dead and she should want to make amends for her family. Marlena realizes he’s not going to go away until she agrees to help him. Leo complains that he’s a mess and that’s why he’s here. Leo explains that earlier today, he hit on a straight man. Leo talks about why he flirts impulsively. Leo presents Marlena with the break up letter from Dimitri and says it’s driving him crazy. Marlena asks if this is all about a break up. Leo says he really opened himself up to Dimitri and thought he was the one, but now he knows it was all a lie. Leo argues that he has a lot going for him which Marlena agrees with, so Leo asks why he is so unlovable. Marlena asks Leo what makes him think that. Leo blames his entire childhood and says they aren’t getting in to his parents but Marlena says it’s therapy, so they have to. Leo says the last time he went to see his mother in prison, she offered him a cigarette, berated him for not smoking and called him a worthless human being. Marlena acknowledges that she is a very disturbed woman, so she can understand his lack of self esteem. Leo says he loves himself but Marlena points out that he said he was wildly insecure. Leo guesses that he’s insecure about what others think about him, not himself, like making a bad impression. Marlena feels confused and wonders if his self esteem is a defense mechanism. Leo admits he finds her somewhat intimidating but very self assured. Leo calls her a world class shrink with a very big heart and a great sense of humor. Marlena thinks he has a big heart and is funny as well which surprises Leo. Leo responds that he’s also tortured and miserable 75% of the time. Leo asks if she thinks there is any help for him.

EJ explains to Eric about the means of securing a divorce when one of the parties cannot be found and that they put a notice in the Spectator for a few weeks and if Sloan doesn’t respond, they move forward with the proceedings. Eric questions that being all there is to it. EJ says they will have to make sure he put in the effort to find her and he thinks the police’s APB will cover their bases. EJ adds that in a few weeks, they will go to court and his marriage will be over. Eric didn’t realize it would be this simple and thanks EJ. EJ tells him not to thank him yet as he hasn’t seen his bill. Eric tells EJ that he appreciates it as he wasn’t sure he would take his case. EJ responds that they all deserve a fresh start. Eric agrees and then exits the mansion.

Paulina questions that they are trying to recall her as Mayor and asks Abe how far it’s gotten. Abe says the petition has already reached the amount of signatures to present to the city council. Paulina questions who is presenting this petition. Abe responds that it’s an organization that call themselves the Concerned Citizens of Salem. Paulina asks who exactly they are. Abe admits he hasn’t figured that out yet. Paulina wants to find out right now.

Eric returns to the Brady Pub with his bag. Roman welcomes him home. Eric thanks him for the advice earlier. Roman asks if his idea worked out. Eric confirms it did and that he did something to help him get past Sloan. Eric then removes his wedding ring and declares that will also help him move on. Roman asks if he’s feeling better. Eric mentions seeing Jude earlier and how every time he sees him, it’s like losing him all over again. Roman hugs Eric.

Marlena tells Leo that it is her belief that everybody can be helped. Leo asks if that means she’d be willing to help him. Marlena agrees to but she’s afraid she would get distracted by his funny stories and takes on things. Leo promises to be as unfunny as he can be and calls this the best news ever. Marlena adds that if she’s willing to help him, he has to be willing to do the work. Leo admits he hates work. Marlena tells him to get over that part because if he doesn’t do the work, he won’t make any progress and will be wasting their time. Leo guesses she has a line of nuts around the block waiting for her services. Marlena says they don’t say nuts. Marlena gives Leo her card and tells him to make an appointment. Leo declares that they will make such a great team that she will crack him wide open. Leo thanks her and exits.

Paulina and Abe finish phone calls but have no luck. Abe says they should have information soon about the Concerned Citizens of Salem. Abe then gets a text and says that was soon, revealing he now knows the source of the petition. Abe shows it to Paulina, who says she should’ve known.

EJ gets a call from his assistant Rita, who informs him that the petition to recall Paulina Price as Mayor is going to counsel as they speak.

Dr. Greene tells Chanel and Johnny that everything looks good and they will see what the tests say, but the heartbeat sounded nice and strong. Chanel thanks him. Dr. Greene says it was nice to meet them and if they need anything, they can give him a call and gives his card. Johnny questions his name being Mark Greene, like the doctor on ER. Mark didn’t think they were old enough to know that show. Chanel mentions that they binge watched it over the holidays. Mark jokes about that being why he got in to medicine and tells them to take care as he exits. Johnny tells Chanel that it sounds like everything is still good as they hug. Chanel remembers to ask Johnny what he wanted to talk to her about earlier. Johnny then asks how she would feel about leaving Salem.

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Y&R Short Recap Thursday, June 13, 2024

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Summer tells Chance that she is considering having an official custody arrangement with Kyle because she is feeling like a part-time mom to Harrison. Chance suggests she talk to Kyle first before she considers going to court and making official custody arrangements for Harrison.

Cole and Victoria go out to dinner and agree they feel a connection, but they are not sure if they have feelings for each other again or if they are just connected because of Claire.

Mariah and Claire bond over similar childhood experiences.

Kyle and Claire talk about mystery novels and how she has the ability to figure out the identity of the criminal before she has finished reading the book.

Tucker tells Audra about Ashley’s illness and what Ashley went through with Martin. Tucker tells Audra that he has let go of Ashley now that he knows she is getting treatment. Tucker tells Audra he loves her and will give her Glissade since she wants it so much. Audra tells Tucker that she persuaded the board of Glissade to accept a buyout from an anonymous investor and he will soon be out of Glissade.

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Summer agrees to consider hiring Chloe as Sally’s second-in-command to help her finish the fashion line for Marquetti on time. Sally is happy that Summer really likes how she is finishing Chelsea’s work on the fashion collection.

Claire, Kyle, and Harrison spend the day at the park.

Summer later tells Kyle that she is jealous because Harrison bonded with Claire so quickly but she is glad to see Harrison so happy again.

Victoria accepts Cole’s invitation to dinner and Cole is nervous about their date.

Nikki and Nick try to persuade Victoria to work at Newman Media because Adam will never leave Newman Media if he returns to the company.

Victor tells Adam he needs Newman Media to destroy an enemy and he needs someone at Newman Media who is as ruthless as he is but Adam is forbidden from telling the family what Victor just told him.

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Stephanie finds Marlena at the hospital and asks if she’s heard from Everett as she’s wondering how he’s doing. Marlena responds that she was just with him. Stephanie guesses that means the intervention worked and asks how he is.

Jada sits with Kayla at the Brady Pub. Jada talks about how it was so strange to see Everett morph in to Bobby right in front of her eyes. Jada comments on never seeing D.I.D. in real life, only on TV. Kayla assures it’s a real illness and talks about how Abigail and her sister Kimberly had it. Kayla mentions Kimberly writing a book on it which Jada says she might need to read. Kayla says it’s out of print but she’s sure she has a copy that she could loan her. Jada thanks her and says she really wants to understand what Bobby is going through, admitting she still cares about him. Jada states that their marriage did end badly but they shared a lot together and he did mean a lot to her at one time, so she guesses she will find out how much she meant to him. Jada then gets a call from the police station and says she’s on her way. Jada informs Kayla that she has to go because there’s been a shooting at the Kiriakis Estate. Kayla worries because Steve is there.

As John stares at the Pawn card, Sarah calls out to John to help her elevate Steve’s legs again and asks if he heard her. Steve questions what’s going on. John responds that he was just securing his gun because he wouldn’t want anyone to get hurt..

Alex question what Xander was thinking when he could’ve shot Theresa. Xander responds that he didn’t, he hit his target, and he’s always been an excellent marksman. Brady remarks that he has the scar to prove it. Brady then brings up Xander shooting Marlena at her wedding when trying to shoot Eric. Xander complains that he has one off day and that’s all anyone remembers. Xander asks if they would’ve preferred if he let Konstantin strangle Theresa in front of them. Theresa can’t believe Xander shot him while Alex says they had it under control. Xander argues that it didn’t look that way to him, so he did what needed to be done. Xander calls Konstantin a homicidal maniac who planned to kill Maggie and steal Victor’s fortune. Xander declares that Konstantin is now out of their lives and says they can line up to say thanks anytime.

Marlena tells Stephanie that she can’t really give her any details right now. Stephanie understands and asks if she can tell him if Everett is okay or not. Marlena clarifies that she can’t tell him because she doesn’t know as she hasn’t seen Everett. Stephanie realizes that means Bobby has followed through on his threat. Marlena confirms that Bobby is the dominant one right now, so he’s stonewalling her and the doctors and won’t let Everett out. Stephanie asks if that’s because Bobby is trying to protect Everett from whatever caused his illness. Stephanie wonders how long it will take for Everett to emerge. Marlena repeats that she can’t say so Stephanie asks if she’s saying that Everett might be gone forever.

Sarah tells John that she still needs help with Steve when he’s done with that gun. John responds that he’s almost there and raises his gun towards them from behind but Steve’s phone rings which snaps John out of it. John then goes to help as Sarah answers Steve’s phone with a call from Kayla. Sarah informs Kayla that Steve was shot. Kayla asks if he will be okay. Sarah says that he will tell her everything at the hospital as the paramedics just arrived. Kayla says she’ll be on her way to meet them at the hospital and hangs up. Kayla tells Jada that Steve has been hurt but he’s stable. Jada decides she will drop Kayla off at the hospital as they hurry out of the Pub.

Theresa asks if Brady is sure that Konstantin is dead. Brady confirms he has no pulse. Alex can’t stop thinking about Konstantin’s last words. Xander brings up that he said there’s still an enemy in their midst. Alex wonders what he meant by that. Brady points out that someone helped Konstantin kidnapped Xander’s daughter. Xander wonders who it was.

Marlena encourages Stephanie not to give up hope since they’ve only just begun working with Everett and have a lot of avenues to go down. Stephanie says she understands but she feels so guilty which Marlena questions. Stephanie explains that when she first found out about Everett’s double life, she was so angry with him but now that she knows it wasn’t his fault, she just wants to help him. Marlena encourages that she and Jada did help with the intervention but Stephanie is beginning to think they made things worse if Bobby remains in control for good. Marlena talks about when Abigail went through this and how things got bleak for her, but at one point, the personalities integrated and she was back to herself. Stephanie points out that Abigail had Chad by her side while Everett has no one. Marlena says that’s not true since he has her and Jada. John then arrives and informs them that their plan went a little sideways and that Steve was shot but encourages that no major organs were hit and Sarah was there for immediate medical attention. Stephanie then rushes to see Steve as they are bringing him in to the emergency room.

Kayla enters the hospital room to find Steve and asks if he’s alright. Steve says it’s nothing. Kayla questions who shot him. Stephanie rushes in to hug Steve as he tells her it’s okay.

Sarah remains at the Kiriakis Mansion and calls Xander and leaves a message, asking if he’s okay and if he found Theresa. Sarah thought he would’ve called by now. Sarah says that Steve’s been transferred to the hospital and John went with him. Sarah wants to hear his voice and knows Victoria will want to see him when she wakes up.

After covering Konstantin’s body, Brady says they should probably let everybody know that Theresa is alright. Xander agrees there is no reason to stay here anymore and sees that Sarah called, so she must be worried and he better go. Jada arrives and announces that she’s going to need them all to stick around. Jada then sees Konstantin’s body and asks who is going to start. Alex admits that Xander killed him. Xander thanks Alex for throwing him under the bus. Jada takes the murder weapon from Xander and asks someone to tell her everything from the beginning. Brady explains that Maggie told Konstantin that she would marry him so he could stay in the country but that was before she knew he intended to kill Maggie and he also sabotaged Victor’s plane. Jada questions saying Konstantin killed Victor. Alex adds that all the guests can attest to his confession. Brady continues that Konstantin tried to escape with Theresa as a hostage. Theresa informs her that Konstantin opened fire on their way out and shot Steve. Alex says he tracked them down and then Brady joined with John’s gun. Xander suggests they cut to the chase because Sarah is waiting for him. Xander says it was a standoff when he arrived, so he grabbed the gun from Brady and used it to shoot Konstantin after he confessed to kidnapping his child. Xander adds that when he shot Konstantin, he was trying to strangle Theresa. Brady complains that Xander showed little to no regrard for Theresa’s safety. Alex agrees that Xander was putting Theresa’s life in danger, but he said he didn’t care. Xander calls them ungrateful twits, arguing that he just saved Theresa’s life and they are trying to get him arrested. Alex says they are setting the record straight. Xander asks Theresa to tell them what really happened. Theresa admits that Konstantin was choking her but also agrees about what Xander did. Xander argues that he was all she had while Alex and Brady were being useless. Brady gets a text from John so he says he will let him know that Theresa is okay. Xander says to let him know that it’s thanks to him.

John gets Brady’s text that Theresa is safe. Marlena asks if Konstantin got away. John reveals that Konstantin is dead after Xander shot him. Marlena admits she can’t say she’s upset about that since he’s the one who brought down Victor’s plane. John adds that Maggie would’ve been the next victim if he got his way. Marlena states that at least Konstantin can’t hurt anyone anymore and declares that his reign of terror is now over, but John says not quite.

Steve informs Stephanie and Kayla that Konstantin shot him as he knew the jig was up, so he started firing wildly while trying to get away. Steve blames himself for being too slow. Kayla acknowledges that Steve always suspected he had ulterior motives. Steve reveals that Konstantin planned to kill Maggie, so he could inherit her half of Victor’s fortune. Stephanie asks if Maggie is okay. Steve says she’s physically fine. Kayla asks what all happened. Steve admits it was pretty bad and worse than any of them thought, as Konstantin was willing to kill Maggie for her money but he also confessed to sabotaging Victor’s plane in Greece, so he’s the reason that Victor is dead. Stephanie asks if Alex knows. Steve confirms that he was there when Konstantin confessed. Stephanie asks where Konstantin is now. Kayla sees a text from Jada saying not to worry because Theresa is okay. Kayla questions why she wouldn’t be and what happened to her. Steve says he was getting to that. Steve explains that Konstantin took Theresa hostage when everything blew up. Steve thought they had everything under control, but unfortunately their plan went off the rails. Kayla questions what plan that was.

Jada thinks she got everything she needs and the coroner is on the way. Alex asks if they can go back to the house now. Theresa wants distance from the dead body. Xander says it’s about time but Jada says she meant everybody else and tells Xander that he needs to come to the police station because he killed somebody. Xander argues that it was justified. Jada points out that he could’ve shot him in the arm or the leg. Xander claims he panicked. Jada says whatever the case, she has to take an official statement from him so she needs him to come with her. Xander thanks them for not backing him up as he leaves with Jada.

Kayla asks Stephanie to give her and Steve a moment. Stephanie asks if whatever is going on can wait. Steve admits he owes Kayla an explanation and asks Stephanie to get him a brownie from the cafeteria. Stephanie asks Kayla to go easy on Steve as she exits. Steve tells Kayla that she knew there was something he was keeping from her about Maggie. Kayla talks about not being happy about that and that Steve promised everything would work out, not that lives would be at stake. Steve says it wasn’t supposed to go down like this. Kayla questions how it was supposed to go down.

John shows Marlena the Pawn card and explains that Konstantin ordered him to shoot Steve, but it didn’t have an effect and he was able to block it. Marlena takes that to mean their deprogramming is working. John says yes and no as he tells her about the moment after when he saw the card and heard Konstantin’s words taunting him over and over. John says he ended up picking up Steve’s gun and pointed it at him while Konstantin’s voice was fighting for control but Steve’s phone ringing snapped him out of it. John worries about what if it happened. Marlena points out that he wasn’t completely blacked out so he would never hurt Steve, but they do have to work on getting him out from under Konstantin’s spell. John wonders if it’s not enough and he’s still just a ticking time bomb.

Brady takes Theresa back in to the living room and asks if she’s sure she’s okay, offering to take her to the hospital if she wants. Theresa assures that she’s fine and her neck is just a littl sore. Brady holds an ice pack to her neck. Theresa is surprised he’s being so nice to her after this morning. Brady asks if she means kicking him out of bed to make room for Alex. Theresa knows it was insensitive and says she’s sorry if she hurt him. Brady thanks her and says she’s the mother of his son, so he’s still going to care about her. Alex then comes in and tells them that Maggie is still sleeping and he told Bonnie and Justin what happened. Alex declares that now that he’s back, he can take over and tells Brady to beat it.

Jada takes Xander’s statement in the interrogation room and says she will get it typed up. Xander asks if he can go afterwards but Jada says these things take time and she still has to run it by the district attorney. Sarah arrives and says she got the message so she came as soon as she could. Jada says she’ll let them catch up and exits. Sarah asks Xander if it’s true that he shot Konstantin. Xander confirms that he’s dead so they don’t have to worry about him anymore. Sarah asks if the police are going to press charges. Xander says that remains to be seen since there’s a question of if he shot Konstantin to protect Theresa or out of revenge. Sarah asks him which one it was. Xander explains that when he arrived on the scene, there was no time to think as there was so much tension and chaos so when Konstantin started to strangle Theresa, he just reacted. Xander admits he isn’t sorry for shooting him, feeling he got what he deserved after what he did to Maggie, Victoria, and Victor. Sarah wishes he didn’t have to be the one to pull the trigger. Xander says he’ll take whatever consequences come but notes that his one regret is that Konstantin kicked the bucket before he could tell him who helped him kidnap Victoria because whoever that was needs to pay as well.

Brady tells Alex that he knows he’s in a committed relationship with Theresa, but she’s not his personal property. Alex responds that he’s her boyfriend and he knows how to take care of her. Brady asks if Theresa wants him to go. Theresa thinks it might be best. Brady tells her to feel better and then exits. Alex says he didn’t mean to be a jerk, but he wants Brady to know where they stand. Theresa says she’s actually glad they are alone now because she didn’t get a chance to thank him for coming to her rescue as she kisses him. Alex responds that he wouldn’t admit it to Xander but he thinks he did them all a favor by ridding the world of Konstantin and in some ways, he wishes he was the one who killed him for what he did to Theresa and to Victor. Theresa states that Konstantin was an evil man. Alex brings up Konstantin saying that Victor was never really a father to him and that he was just stating the obvious that Victor refused to claim him as his own for all these years and let him believe that Justin was his real dad. Theresa tells him that she’s so sorry. Alex says it’s okay and that he forgives Victor, pointing out that he did try to make up for it in the end by leaving him half his fortune. Alex declares that as Victor’s son, he’s going to do his very best to make him proud.

Kayla questions Steve telling her that the plan was to frame Konstantin for embezzling. Steve says no one was supposed to get hurt. Kayla says he had to know Konstantin wouldn’t go easy. Steve says the confession shocked everyone and he took advantage of that. Kayla questions he and John putting Maggie in danger. Steve argues that she was already in danger and this was her idea. Kayla wishes he let her know that he was walking in to a high risk situation instead of keeping her in the dark. Steve says he didn’t want her involved. Kayla points out that John told Marlena. Steve says that was John’s choice, but he felt it was better to keep her out of it. Kayla complains about Steve making decisions without informing her when they are supposed to be partners. Kayla declares that has to change because she can’t be tolerate being kept in the dark no matter what it is and asks if he understands her.

Marlena knows this is frustrating for John but feels with more therapy, they can free him of the residual effects of the brainwashing but he has to stop being so hard on himself. John asks how he can not feel overwhelming guilt for killing Catharina when everything that happened tonight was a direct result of that. Marlena encourages him not to look at it that way. John feels there’s no other way to look at it and declares that there’s only one thing to do and that is that he needs to leave Salem.

Theresa tells Alex that she just wants to go upstairs and take a long nap. Alex says he’ll go with her and suggests instead of her room, she can stay with him in his room now which Theresa says she wants very much, so they head upstairs together.

Jada talks with Stephanie at the hospital about Marlena saying they haven’t been able to reach Everett. Stephanie reveals that one of the doctors have decided to move him to Bayview because they haven’t made progress here. They agree that they hope he gets the help he needs. Jada talks about it being a nightmare at the Kiriakis Mansion and asks if Steve will be okay. Stephanie says physically, but jokes that she doesn’t know what type of shape he’ll be in mentally after Kayla gets through with him.

Steve agrees with Kayla that he has to try harder to be more open with her. Kayla says she’s just so tired of all the secrecy. Steve says they’ve been down this road before with both of their jobs and sometimes, things need to stay on the down low and those are just the rules. Kayla argues that they aren’t the same since Steve was almost killed. Steve points out that he wasn’t killed so he’s happy about that. Kayla says she’ll have to take his shirt off to get a closer look at his wound.

Marlena tells John that he can’t run away from his problem. John says that’s not his intention. John thinks he needs to go to Greece to try and find Catharina’s gravesite to pay his respects. Marlena wants to go with him then but John feels it’s something he needs to do alone. John knows he won’t be able to put this nightmare behind him unless he can find a way to set things right with Catharina. Marlena thinks they should do one more round of deprogramming before he goes. John agrees and says he’s so grateful for her strength, wisdom, and love. John calls her his everything as they hug. John then looks down at the Pawn card on her desk.

Xander and Sarah return to the Kiriakis Mansion. Sarah calls it a relief that Melinda agreed not to press charges. Xander argues that he’s a hero which Sarah agrees with. Sarah says she’s going to check on Victoria and then Maggie. Xander says he’ll be up in a minute as Sarah exits the room. Xander looks up at the portrait of Victor and says legally, he’s in the clear but they both know why he shot Konstantin and that’s that he did it for Victor. Xander hopes now Victor can rest in peace.

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Maggie reveals the original prenup and guesses Konstantin was never expecting to see it again. Konstantin claims he can be explain but Maggie says she doesn’t want to hear anymore lies. Maggie questions him taking advantage of her grief over Victor and goes over how he pretended he was Victor’s friend and hoped she would fall for him. Maggie brings up Konstantin pretending to be her protector when Victoria was kidnapped. Steve accuses him of arranging that too which Konstantin calls absurd but John goes over what he did. Xander warns that he better hope the cops get there before he kills him. Maggie realizes it wasn’t Konstantin’s Greek enemies that kidnapped Victoria, but his accomplice. Maggie asks Konstantin who the hell it was. Theresa asks why it matters since he already admitted responsibility for the crime. Konstantin calls them all hypocrites and complains about Victor. Konstantin declares that he may not have gotten his revenge on them but he did on Victor. Konstantin then announces that he caused Victor’s death by sabotaging his plane and sending him to his grave. Sarah comes back in and asks what’s going on as Maggie shouts that it can’t be true. Konstantin asks if she doesn’t think he’s capable. Maggie says she knows he is and reveals that John told her that he ordered him to kill her the minute they were pronounced husband and wife, but she refuses to believe that a man like Victor could be taken away from them by someone as insubstantial and small minded as him. Konstantin points out that Victor is dead. Justin asks what the hell is wrong with him. Maggie states that Konstantin can’t hurt her anymore than she is, pointing out that she is the one who invited him in to their home. Maggie says she welcomed in her husband’s killer, betraying Victor’s memory and now she has to live with that. Maggie brings up offering to marry him so he could stay in the country, thinking she could make amends for what Victor did. Konstantin asks if that’s why she set him up for a crime he didn’t commit. Steve asks about the crimes he did commit. Konstantin argues that Maggie had no intention of marrying him. Alex shouts that she doesn’t have to defend herself to him. Maggie reveals that Konstantin is wrong as she did intend to marry him until John and Steve informed her that everything he said to her was a lie and that’s when she realized that she had to do everything she could to get him out of their lives. John and Steve declare they are taking him in to custody now. Maggie stops and says that Konstantin was the last person to see Victor alive, so she wants him to tell her everything about his final days in front of the people who loved him most. Maggie declares that they deserve the truth. Konstantin warns her to be careful what she wishes for. John orders him to make it fast. Maggie brings up that Konstantin had years to get revenge on Victor and asks why now. Konstantin responds that it wasn’t about revenge at first which Alex questions. Konstantin explains that he gave Victor one final opportunity for redemption when he thought he would be most receptive. Konstantin then flashes back to meeting Victor in the summer of 2023, where Victor agreed to include Konstantin in his revised will when he got home but Konstantin urged him to do it right then. Konstantin complains that he wasn’t going to get a second until Victor was dead, so he forced his hand. Justin questions Konstantin crashing Victor’s plane because he couldn’t wait for the money. Konstantin argues that Victor had no intention of doing so and that he scammed him by removing his name from the will before he got on the plane. Theresa remembers Konstantin finding the revised will. Konstantin talks about Victor’s plane crash which makes Maggie cry. Xander warns him. Konstantin mocks Maggie and calls Victor’s money his real love. Maggie shouts that he doesn’t know what was in Victor’s heart as she and Victor meant everything to each other. Konstantin laughs at her and calls that delusion. Steve shouts at Konstantin to shut up as Maggie begins to pass out and faints in to Justin’s arms, so they help her out of the room. Brady confronts Konstantin, questioning how he could treat Maggie like this after everything she did to help him. Konstantin responds that she just tried to frame him so this isn’t as one-sided as they all seem to think. Alex argues that Konstantin murdered his father. Konstantin remarks that he seems so sure about that. Alex says they all heard him. Steve and John threaten to have him arrested after confessing to murder, warning that he’s in trouble with the ISA and everyone.

Sarah and Bonnie help Maggie to her room. Maggie asks how she could’ve let Konstantin in her life. Bonnie and Sarah encourage Maggie, understanding her stress. Maggie talks about being taken in by Konstantin with his charms and his photos from the old days. Sarah says she was too since she saw Konstantin make her smile. Maggie says for her, it was all about the history with Victor that she never knew which made her willing to overlook the red flags and the warnings. Bonnie argues that she was Konstantin’s victim and encourages how brave she was to work with John and Steve to lay this trap for him which she questions not telling them about. Maggie says they decided the fewer people that knew, the better. Bonnie jokes that she’s been pretending Konstantin wasn’t a creep for months. Maggie thought she would feel more powerful after exposing Konstantin’s lies. Sarah points out that she almost lost her life today. Maggie responds that Victor did lose his and she welcomed his killer in to their home, questioning how she could’ve been so gullible and stupid. Bonnie insists that Maggie is just the kindest and most generous person she knows which is why Konstantin took advantage of her. Maggie decides she wants to go back downstairs to see Konstantin get his but she stumbles when she tries to get up. Sarah urges her to rest but Maggie assures that she’s alright. Sarah offers her a light sedative since she’s worked up. Justin comes in and assures that John and Steve have everything under control. Sarah asks Maggie to let her give her something after everything she’s been through so Maggie reluctantly accepts. Justin mention calling the police but an accident is slowing them from getting to this side of town. Justin then declares that very soon, Konstantin will officially be in custody.

Steve tries to handcuff while John holds his gun on him but Konstantin starts coughing and asks for water. Theresa tries to get him some but Konstantin grabs Theresa as a hostage as he pulls a gun. Steve promises he’s not getting out of here. Konstantin declares that he is getting out with his hostage and shots are fired.

Maggie, Sarah, and Bonnie worry hearing the shots while Justin warns them not move.

Konstantin shoots Steve and escapes with Theresa as John goes to check on Steve with Brady and Xander at his side. John encourages that Steve will be okay as Xander goes to get Sarah. John tells Brady to catch up with Alex as he went after Konstantin and Theresa. John and Steve joke that Steve used to be a lot quicker as John encourages Steve to keep breathing.

Xander goes to Maggie’s room where Sarah hugs him and asks if he’s okay. Xander explains that Steve was grazed but he will be okay. Maggie asks about Konstantin. Xander tells her not to worry about him and promises that he won’t be able to hurt them anymore. Justin asks about Steve. Xander says he needs Sarah’s help so Maggie asks how bad it is. Sarah assures that it will be fine. Bonnie says she and Justin will keep an eye on Maggie as Xander and Sarah exit the room.

Konstantin brings Theresa outside with his gun on her while she complains that she wouldn’t have gone for the big cash prize if she knew she was plotting and scheming with a murderer. Theresa calls him pure evil. Konstantin reminds her that it was her idea to alter the will, changing Victor’s heir from Xander to Alex. Theresa argues that he’s been running the show ever since. Konstantin warns that she will help him escape if she doesn’t want them to find out what she did. Alex then comes out to confront them. Alex demands he let her go and asks if she’s okay. Konstantin reminds him that he’s armed. Alex threatens to take him out in a heartbeat while Konstantin threatens to pull the trigger. Alex assures Theresa that she will be okay, unlike his father. Konstantin laughs at him and says he’s mistaken. Alex asks how since he admitted it. Konstantin confirms that Victor is still very much dead so Alex questions how he’s mistaken. Konstantin then reveals to Alex that Victor isn’t his father.

John continues to hold pressure on Steve’s wound. Steve guesses they needed a backup plan. John assures that Brady and Alex will catch up to Konstantin and he won’t get away. Steve urges John to go help them but John declares that Steve is his partner from the very beginning and this is where he’s staying. Steve thanks him while John laments that the bullet was meant for him. John encourages Steve to hold on and then looks back, seeing the Pawn card on the floor which gives him a flashback to when Konstantin first presented the card to him and took control of him.

Theresa tells Alex not to listen to Konstantin and says that just because Victor didn’t acknowledge him as his son while he was alive doesn’t make him not his father. Brady comes out with his gun raised and tells Konstantin to tell it to the cops. Konstantin threatens to shoot Theresa and remarks that Tate will grow up without a mother.

Sarah joins John and Steve in the living room. John worries that Steve has lost a lot of blood. Sarah assures that the paramedics will be there soon as she checks on Steve. Steve asks how bad it is. Sarah insists he will be fine and tells John that she will take over for now. John steps back and looks down at the Pawn card again. John then picks up the card and remembers Konstantin trying to command him to shoot Steve. John then picks up his gun off the floor.

Bonnie and Justin get Maggie in bed. Maggie asks how Steve is. Justin assures he’s going to be fine. Maggie remembers the day that they learned Victor’s body was found and they were there with her then too. Bonnie says Maggie is always there for them too. Maggie cries that she feels like she lost Victor all over again. Maggie says she really tried to do the right thing. Justin encourages that she was brave to stand up to Konstantin so Victor would be very proud of her. Maggie cries that she misses Victor so much. Justin says they all do. Bonnie encourages her to try to get some sleep. Justin comments on Konstantin trying to destroy their family. Bonnie says at least it’s all out in the open now. Justin questions if it is, pointing out that they still don’t know who Konstantin’s accomplice was and it had to be somebody on his payroll. Bonnie thinks things will be safe now if Konstantin is behind bars. Bonnie can’t imagine how difficult this has been for Justin. Justin calls it disorienting and brings up his whole world being turned upside down since the day Victor died. Justin calls it hard to absorb that Victor fathered a child with Anjelica and neither of them said a word to him. Justin says Victor wasn’t the man he thought and neither is he. Bonnie encourages that he is but Justin states that Alex is not his son, so their relationship will never be the same. Bonnie argues that Alex is Justin’s son in every way that counts. Justin says that will never change in his mind and heart, but how Alex sees him now changes their future forever.

Konstantin orders Brady to drop his gun and kick it over or he will shoot Theresa. Brady wants to take a shot but Alex says he can’t chance it. Xander then takes Brady’s gun and tells Konstantin that he’s dealing with him now. Konstantin tells him to put the gun down. Alex tells Xander to do what he says. Xander argues that Konstantin killed Victor, tried to kill Maggie, and kidnapped his child so he’s not worried about collateral damage. Xander orders Konstantin to tell them who helped him kidnap Victoria. Theresa hits Konstantin and tries to run but Konstantin grabs her and takes her down with him. Xander then shoots Konstantin on the ground.

Justin prays that Steve will be okay. Bonnie says Konstantin was determined to make sure Steve and John bit the big one. Justin adds that Konstantin planned to kill Maggie after the wedding. Bonnie can’t imagine how hurt Maggie must be. Justin is sure it will take a while for her to recover. Bonnie says they will make sure Maggie knows how much she is loved and respected. Bonnie jokes that she could set Maggie up with her dentist. Justin doesn’t think Maggie is in any condition to be fixed up and will need time to recover from all this shock. Bonnie calls it crazy how Konstantin was trying to brainwash John with that creepy card. Justin says thank God that John and Marlena figured out what he was up to, so Marlena was able to help John fight the mind control. Bonnie calls Marlena a miracle worker. Bonnie wonders what’s going on and why they haven’t heard anything on Konstantin. Justin is sure they will soon and he prays that everyone is okay. Bonnie decides they should go check on what’s happening since Maggie is sleeping. Justin agrees that Maggie will want to know so they exit the room. Maggie lays awake in bed and flashes back to Konstantin gifting her the old photo album with pictures from Victor’s younger days.

Theresa gets back to her feet and joins Alex’s side. Brady checks Konstantin and sees he still has a pulse as Xander remains standing over him with the gun. Konstantin laughs at them thinking this is over and says they are all so stupid. Konstantin declares that there is still an enemy in their midst. Xander questions who he is talking about. Konstantin then dies on the ground while Theresa is thankful it’s over.

Sarah calls for John to help her elevate Steve’s legs. Sarah looks over at John staring at the Pawn card and questions what he’s doing. John remembers Konstantin ordering him to shoot Steve and then turn the gun on himself as he turns back to look at them.

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Theresa and Brady wake up in bed together. Brady guesses this happened against his better judgment. Theresa asks if he has any regrets. Brady says surprisingly no. Theresa says she doesn’t either. Brady asks about Alex. Theresa jokes that this will show him. Brady questions if that’s what this was about. Theresa says they talked about this last night, how Alex doesn’t want to be exclusive and he’s still fooling around with Kristen. Theresa adds that they also talked about their connection and their chemistry that’s been there for a very long time. Theresa says she knows Brady feels the same. Brady responds that he feels used. Theresa tells him not to go all emo on him. Alex then knocks on the door and asks if Theresa is in there. Theresa tells him to come on in, so Alex walks in to find her in bed with Brady as he says he was wondering if they could talk.

At the Kiriakis Mansion, Xander talks with Justin about Maggie and Konstantin’s wedding. Justin says he’s busy helping Maggie with an important favor for the wedding which Xander questions.

Maggie, Bonnie, and Sarah walk through the town square together. Bonnie tells Maggie that she will make a beautiful bride. Sarah thanks Bonnie for treating them to a day at the salon, but reminds her that this is just a marriage of convenience so Konstantin can stay in the country. Bonnie says she’s a hopeless romantic and weddings always make her cry. Maggie says they can finish wedding shopping for her and thanks them as she exits, leaving Sarah confused and Bonnie jokingly calls her a runaway bride.

Steve is at home on the phone with Ava and thanks her for the update. Steve says he’ll feel a lot better when he knows Clyde is locked up and tells Ava to keep him posted as he hangs up. Steve then gets a call from John, who is outside the Kiriakis Mansion. John informs him that he’s on his way to the wedding but Konstantin asked to meet with him first. Steve questions why. John is sure it has something to do with his next move involving the Pawn and says he’ll let Steve know when he gets the details. John hangs up and then Konstantin arrives and shows him the card to try to turn him back in to the Pawn. Konstantin congratulates John on stealing the prenup and now he has a new job for him to do.

Xander asks Justin about the favor he’s doing for Maggie. Justin reveals that Maggie asked him to officiate the wedding. Xander questions why the hell he would agree to that and argues about how they are both against this wedding. Justin talks about this being a marriage in name only and how Maggie is only doing this to keep Konstantin in the country. Xander argues that it’s a reason not to do this and complains that Konstantin is tricking Maggie into marriage. Justin brings up the prenup being ironclad and assures that Konstantin will not get a dime of Maggie’s money. Xander doesn’t think that will stop Konstantin as he’s sure he’s got a bunch more tricks up his sleeve.

Konstantin tells John that it’s an easy task and reveals that he needs him to kill Maggie as he gives him a gun.

Maggie goes to see Steve and tells him that everything is all set and she’s initiated the transfer of funds from the Titan account so the trap is set. Steve asks if she’s sure she’s up for this. Maggie confirms that she is because Konstantin has lied to her from the moment he stepped in her house and now he’s going to pay.

Alex decides this can wait and he’ll come back later but Theresa stops him and says to just give her 30 minutes, then jokes that she might need an hour. Brady decides he has somewhere to be and hurries out of the room. Theresa gets out of bed and asks what Alex wanted to talk about.

Bonnie and Sarah sit together in the town square. Bonnie knows this isn’t a fairytale wedding but says they can still enjoy it. Bonnie then points out that Sarah is next and this will be a whole new beginning for her, Xander, and Victoria. Sarah then tells Bonnie that she would love it if she came to her wedding even though she and Xander don’t have the greatest history. Bonnie assures that’s all forgotten and admits she was secretly rooting for them ever since she saw her in Chicago. Sarah remembers Bonnie trying to convince her to tell Xander that Victoria was his daughter. Bonnie says the truth came out and now her, Xander, and Victoria can be a family. Bonnie declares that she would be honored to be at her wedding which Sarah says would mean a lot to them. Bonnie asks who else is on the guest list. Sarah thinks they are just keeping it small with family which she hopes includes Xander’s mom.

Xander tells Justin that this wedding cannot happen. Justin says it’s not up to them as Maggie made up her mind. Xander urges Justin to change his mind about officiating but Justin declares that this is what Maggie wants. Brady walks in and asks for coffee. Xander questions him being there. Brady says he’s here for the wedding too and questions why everyone has to get married in the Kiriakis Mansion like it’s the Great White Chapel of Salem. Xander comments on Brady’s mood and guesses it has something to do with Theresa.

Theresa tells Alex to talk to her. Alex says maybe they should talk some other time but Theresa insists. Theresa asks if Alex is upset because he found her in bed with Brady since he was doing that with Kristen. Alex reveals he’s not seeing Kristen anymore which surprises Theresa, who asks if Kristen broke it off. Alex states that Kristen just made him see what he really wants and that’s to be with Theresa only. Theresa thinks he’s just teasing but Alex insists that he’s dead serious. Alex declares that he’s kind of crazy about her. Theresa questions why he kept pushing her away then. Alex says Kristen was asking him the same question and he doesn’t really have an answer, but maybe he does. Theresa asks him to tell her. Alex responds that he just has this feeling that she’s keeping something from him.

John questions Konstantin wanting him to kill his wife. Konstantin explains that he wants him to do it after the wedding as soon as they are pronounced husband and wife, then John is to lead her outside to kill her. Konstantin remarks that he’ll be a groom and a widower in the same day and will only have Maggie’s millions to console him. John tells Konstantin that he is clear on what he is to do.

Bonnie questions Xander having a mom and asks what he says she’s like. Sarah says not much other than that she’s an alcoholic, a very difficult woman, and they don’t get along at all. Bonnie questions Xander wanting her at their wedding. Sarah clarifies that he doesn’t as it was her idea so he reluctantly agreed to it but she thinks it would be nice to have her in their lives and for Victoria to know her other Grandmother. Sarah suggests maybe Maggie could help her with her addictions. Bonnie jokes that it sounds like she had to twist Xander’s arm. Sarah admits he needed a little persuading but he wants to do what’s best for their daughter, so he gave her his mom’s phone number. Bonnie asks what she said when she called. Sarah admits she hasn’t called yet as she’s kind of nervous about it and asks what she says since she’s engaged to her son and the mother of her grandchild. Sarah worries about Xander’s mom being cold and distant or possibly blowing up at her. Bonnie decides she’s not scared, takes Sarah’s phone and calls Xander’s mom.

Xander tells Brady not to keep them in suspense and asks what Theresa did this time. Brady responds that he’s going to get ready for the wedding and walks out of the room. Justin encourages Xander to be a bit positive about this. Xander questions being positive about Maggie falling for Konstantin’s manipulations when she deserves so much better. Konstantin then walks in and greets them, asking if they have seen Maggie. Xander complains that he’s been conning Maggie since day one. Konstantin says that he and Maggie are very excited for the wedding. Xander accuses Konstantin of brainwashing Maggie in to thinking he cares about her while everyone else sees right through him. Konstantin argues that he doesn’t care what anyone else thinks of him. Xander calls him a big step down from Victor. Konstantin remarks that Xander doesn’t realize how in the dark he is.

John joins Steve and Maggie. Steve tells him that he’s just in time for their toast to exposing Konstantin for the fraud that he is. John agrees to drink to that and assumes they have news. Maggie confirms that they have Konstantin right where they want him. Steve declares that they can expose him and have him arrested before the wedding takes place. John is glad to hear that because Konstantin just summoned him and ordered The Pawn to kill Maggie as soon as she became his bride. John says he’s sorry but knows it doesn’t come as a shock. Maggie admits part of her hoped Konstantin wasn’t capable of doing something so awful. John says he taped their conversation but doesn’t know if there’s enough to use against him, so he thinks they should continue with their plan. John assures that Maggie will be safe and that Marlena has successfully deprogrammed him. John declares that they won’t let Maggie near Konstantin while Steve states that Konstantin will never see it ocming.

Theresa asks Alex why she would be keeping something from him. Alex says it’s just a feeling he has. Theresa asks if he means people talking around town, telling him that she’s a liar and a schemer. Alex says he doesn’t think of her like that and isn’t influenced by what anyone else thinks of her. Alex apologizes if it sounds like he doesn’t trust her. Theresa swears she’s not keeping anything from him. Alex decides that he believes her then. Alex then asks what about Brady since something obviously just went down. Alex questions if she’s going to keep seeing Brady. Theresa thinks back to Konstantin reminding her of their deal to share Victor’s fortune and changing Xander’s name to Alex on Victor’s will. Theresa then assures Alex that she won’t keep seeing Brady and that she was just doing that to upset Alex and to get back at him for what he was doing with Kristen. Alex admits that it worked and it upset him to see them together like that. Theresa apologizes. Alex says he was an idiot for getting involved with Kristen and he understands why she would try to get back at him. Theresa thanks him and says she’s really glad that he understands. Theresa then asks if he’s ready for more honesty. Alex says definitely. Theresa tells Alex that she wants to be with him and only him. Alex suggests they make a commitment to each other then which Theresa agrees with. Alex then asks Theresa to be his date to Maggie’s wedding. Theresa says she would love that. Alex says he’ll see her downstairs and exits. Theresa lays back on the bed in frustration and declares that if she wants to be the Kiriakis heiress, this is what she has to do. Brady returns and says he figured it’d be okay to come in after seeing Alex leave. Brady asks if Alex was upset to find out that Theresa doesn’t want to be exclusive with him. Theresa then reveals that she actually does want that. Brady calls that one hell of a 180. Theresa says she thought about it a bit more and open relationships are not her thing and she’s not really good at sharing so she hopes Brady understands. Brady asks about Alex seeing Kristen. Theresa tells him that’s over. Brady calls that quick and predictable. Theresa remarks that they weren’t a match made in Heaven. Brady guesses that means he and Theresa are over, not that it even began. Brady says they weren’t thinking clearly and it shouldn’t have happened. Brady blames himself for succumbing to her charms. Theresa admits both of them did. Theresa thinks it’s best that they just keep things simple for Tate’s sake. Brady recalls saying that and says they are cool now that she used him to get what she wanted. Brady repeats that he blames himself for doing what he swore he’d never do again. Brady apologizes and tells her that he will see her at the wedding as he walks out. Theresa tells herself that it’s okay and to just keep her eye on the prize as she had no choice but to let Brady go.

Bonnie’s call to Xander’s mom goes to voicemail so she leaves a message, introducing herself. Sarah takes the phone and takes over the message, admitting she was nervous to call and introducs herself as Sarah Horton, mentioning being engaged to her son and the mother of her grandchild. Sarah adds that she would love for her to meet Victoria here in Salem. Sarah says that she and Xander are getting married soon, so they would really love it if she came to the wedding and then hangs up. Bonnie encourages her to breathe.

Xander questions Konstantin saying he’s in the dark and asks what he thinks he doesn’t know. Konstantin claims that Victor detested him and treated him like dirt. Xander tells him to shut the hell up. Konstantin argues that Victor thought of Xander as a glorified gardener. Xander says that’s not true so Konstantin asks why Victor didn’t leave him a single penny in his will then. Steve and John join Brady in the living room where Maggie awaits. Bonnie goes over to Xander and comments on him being deep in thought. Xander asks where Sarah is since they were together. Bonnie says they were on their way but Sarah got called in to the hospital, but she assured that she’ll be there as soon as she can. Bonnie doesn’t think Sarah would mind her telling him but they called his mother. Xander asks if they spoke to her. Bonnie says they had no such luck and explains that she called since Sarah didn’t have the nerve, but it went to voicemail. Bonnie adds that Sarah left the sweetest voicemail about hoping she will attend their wedding. Bonnie adds that Sarah also mentioned that he and his mother don’t exactly get along. Bonnie knows it’s none of her business but agrees with Sarah that their daughter deserves to spend some time with her other Grandmother. Xander says they’ll see if she actually calls back. Bonnie guesses he’s hoping she doesn’t. Xander says that Sarah thinks it’s very important, so he’s not standing in the way but if it were up to him, he’d be fine if he never saw his mother again. Alex and Theresa enter the living room. Justin calls for everyone to take a seat so they can get started. Steve asks John if he thinks Konstantin is ready for what they have planned. John brings up that he showed him the Pawn card but has no idea they’ve already stacked the deck against him. Justin thanks everyone for coming and begins the ceremony. Justin asks if Maggie takes Konstantin to be her husband and she says “I do.” Justin then asks if Konstantin takes Maggie to be his wife. Brady and Theresa exchange looks. Konstantin says “I do.” Justin asks for the rings but his phone goes off and guesses he forgot to silent it. Maggie asks if everything is okay. Konstantin suggests he finish after he marries them. Justin reveals that he just received an alert from one of Titan’s accountants that a large sum of money is missing from Victor’s charitable trust. Maggie asks how that is possible. Justin explains that several withdrawals were made in the past few days. Maggie asks Konstantin about it but he says he doesn’t know anything. Justin points out that Konstantin has to authorize it so Maggie argues that he had to know but Konstantin insists that he didn’t. Xander stands up and accuses Konstantin of stealing Victor’s money. Justin asks if Maggie is sure no one else could’ve authorized these withdrawals. Maggie says she’s sure so she doesn’t understand. Justin says he will call the police to try and get some answers. Konstantin swears he had nothing to do with it and claims he’s being framed by Xander. Xander says he doesn’t work at Titan anymore so he couldn’t have done it. Konstantin then points his finger at Steve. Steve questions blaming him now. Konstantin argues that Steve and John killed his daughter. Konstantin tells Maggie that she has to believe that he did not do this and she knows what kind of man he is. Maggie responds that she was apparently wrong because the evidence is clear that he embezzled funds from her family’s company and he’s going to prison for it. Konstantin questions Maggie being in on this too and accuses Justin as well. Konstantin guesses they were all conspiring against him and declares that they will all pay for it. Konstantin turns to John with the card and commands The Pawn to take out his weapon. John stands and pulls out the gun. Konstantin orders John to shoot Steve and then turn the gun on himself, saying they deserve it for killing his daughter. Konstantin shouts for John to shoot and kill them all. John responds that he’s not his Pawn anymore and the only person he’s going to kill is him if he does anything stupid. John adds that if he killed Maggie like he ordered him too, he still would’ve ended up with nothing. Maggie then reveals the original prenup and guesses Konstantin was never expecting to see it again. Konstantin claims he can be explain but Maggie says she doesn’t want to hear anymore lies. Maggie questions him taking advantage of her grief over Victor and goes over how he pretended he was Victor’s friend and hoped she would fall for him. Maggie brings up Konstantin pretending to be her protector when Victoria was kidnapped. Steve accuses him of arranging that too which Konstantin calls absurd but John goes over what he did. Xander warns that he better hope the cops get there before he kills him. Maggie realizes it wasn’t Konstantin’s Greek enemies that kidnapped Victoria, but his accomplice. Maggie asks Konstantin who the hell it was. Theresa asks why it matters since he already admitted responsibility for the crime. Konstantin calls them all hypocrites and complains about Victor. Konstantin declares that he may not have gotten his revenge on them but he did on Victor. Konstantin then announces that he caused Victor’s death by sabotaging his plane and sending him to his grave.

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Alex walked in on Theresa and Brady in bed together. Xander talked to Justin about Maggie and Konstantin’s wedding. Justin said he was officiating the wedding. Xander was surprised. Justin said the prenup will protect Maggie. Xander said a piece of paper wouldn’t put a stop to Konstantin. Bonnie and Sarah talked about Sarah’s wedding. Sarah said she knew Bonnie and Xander didn’t have the best relationship, but she wanted her to be there. Bonnie said she would be there. Sarah said she hoped Xander’s mother would be there too. She told Bonnie about Xander’s mother but was afraid to call her. Bonnie took the phone and called his mother. Steve talked to Ava about Clyde. John met with Konstantin at the Kiriakis mausoleum. Konstantin put the pawn card in front of John and handed him a gun. He told John to kill his wife. John said he knew what to do. He put the gun away. Maggie went to see Steve. She told him the money was Titan was transferred. Maggie said Konstantin thought he would get her money, but he would pay. John showed up and found out they had what they needed to get Konstantin arrested before the wedding. He said he was happy to hear that since Konstantin wanted him to kill Maggie when she married him. John said he taped the conversation, but he wasn’t sure if it was enough. Alex was upset to see Theresa in bed with Brady. When Alex was about to leave, Theresa told him to give her 30 minutes to an hour. Brady left the room. Theresa reminded Alex that he was with Kristen, so he didn’t have the right to be upset. Alex told her he and Kristen were over. He said Kristen made him see that he only wanted to be with Theresa. Theresa asked why he kept pushing her away. Alex said he had a feeling she was keeping something from him.

Konstantin went in the living room. Xander told him he wasn’t fit to marry Maggie. He said Konstantin was a big step down from Victor. Konstantin said he was in the dark about Victor. He said Victor hated Xander and thought he was nothing more than a gardener. Xander said that wasn’t true. Konstantin said Victor didn’t leave him anything in the will. Theresa told Alex that she wasn’t keeping anything from him. Alex said he believed her. He asked if she was going to keep seeing Brady. She thought about her conversation with Konstantin about scheming against Alex. Theresa told him she was with Brady to get back at him for being with Kristen. Alex said he understood why she did it. Theresa said she wanted to be with him. They decided to commit to each other. Alex left the room. Theresa said she had to do this if she wanted to be the Kiriakis heiress. Brady went back to Theresa’s room to find out if Alex was upset about her not wanting to be exclusive. Theresa told him she wanted a commitment with Alex. Brady was shocked and blamed himself for falling for her charms. She said it was best that they kept things simple for Tate and asked if they were cool. Brady said they were. He blamed himself for making the same mistake he swore he wouldn’t make. Brady left the room. Theresa told herself that she had to let him go. Sarah took the phone from Bonnie and left a message for Xander’s mother inviting her to the wedding. Everyone gathered in the living room for the wedding. Bonnie let Xander know that Sarah had to go to the hospital. She said they invited his mother to the wedding. He said he knew Sarah wanted it, but he was okay with never seeing her again. Justin told everyone to sit so the ceremony could begin. When Justin asked for the rings, he got an alert on his phone from Titan. He said money was missing from Victor’s trust which Konstantin was in charge of. Konstantin told Maggie that he was being framed. She said he was going to prison for embezzlement. When he realized Maggie and Justin were in on what happened he threatened to make them all pay. He took out the pawn card and told John to take out the gun. John took out the gun but raised it to Konstantin. Konstantin found out the original prenup was intact. Maggie yelled at him for taking advantage of her vulnerability over Victor’s death. Steve and John realized Konstantin was the one who had Victoria kidnapped. Xander threatened to kill Konstantin. Maggie wanted to know who was helping him. Theresa said it didn’t matter since he already admitted to what he did. Konstantin said they were all hypocrites. He said Victor wasn’t a saint and didn’t care that Catarina got caught in the crossfire of their war. Konstantin said he may not have been able to get revenge on them, but he did with Victor. He said he was caused Victor’s plane to crash.

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Julie told Maggie that she didn’t want her to marry Konstantin. Maggie said the marriage was of convenience. Julie said she changed her mind because Konstantin must have hated Victor over his daughter’s death. Maggie said Konstantin wasn’t over his daughter’s death. Julie said she thought Konstantin was in Salem to get revenge and was going to use her to do it. Konstantin reminded Theresa about their plan of her marrying Alex. While they were talking, Konstantin reminded her that she was the one who wanted to change how Xander was Victor’s son. When they were talking, Brady showed up. Maggie told Julie that she understood her doubts, but Konstantin and Victor made amends. Julie didn’t believe they made amends. She couldn’t believe Maggie would be that naive to believe they made amends. When Maggie said she knew what she was doing, Julie wanted to know what she meant. Maggie didn’t tell her. Clyde told Chad he would be shooting an innocent man if he killed him. Harris told Chad not to let Clyde take him from his children. Chad said he would let Clyde live because he wanted to know how Abby was alive and where she was. Brady asked Theresa to tell him what she and Konstantin were talking about. When Theresa lied to him, Brady said he heard something about funds. Theresa and Konstantin talked about Maggie sharing Victor’s money. Konstantin left the room. Brady asked if Theresa had plans with Alex. Theresa said she didn’t because Alex planned to keep seeing Kristen.

Brady and Theresa talked about Alex and how he wanted to see Kristen. Theresa said she didn’t have to feel guilty about being with another man if Alex didn’t. Julie and Maggie talked about Chad risking his life to go after Clyde. While they were talking, Julie told Maggie about marrying Konstantin. Julie warned her to call off the wedding before it was too late. Konstantin showed up and wanted to know why Julie wanted Maggie to call off the wedding. Chad went to the motel and saw Lucas and Ava. When Ava left, Lucas wanted to know what was going on. Chad said Clyde said something about Abby. He said Clyde told him Abby was alive. Theresa kissed Brady. He wanted to know what she was doing. She told him Alex and Kristen were doing it so why couldn’t they do it. Theresa told him she wanted him. She wanted him to admit that he wanted her too. While Chad and Lucas were talking about Clyde’s claim that Abby was alive, Lucas thought Clyde was trying to save his neck by lying. Theresa tried to convince Brady to be with her. Ava showed up to check on Harris and Clyde. Harris told her Clyde was back in prison. Ava realized he was upset that she was going to kill Clyde. She said she wasn’t right, but she wasn’t going to apologize since he went after Tripp. Harris said she went too far. Ava wanted him to understand why she did what she did so they could get past it. Maggie told Julie that her marriage was none of her business. Konstantin said it was wrong to blame Victor for his daughter’s death. While he was talking, Konstantin told Maggie his Visa was expiring. He said he didn’t have a choice but to get married tomorrow. Julie told Maggie to think it through.

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Nicole told Rafe that Sloan was at the mansion. She told him what happened between Sloan and EJ. When Rafe got off the phone, he called for an APB on Sloan. EJ went to Melinda to talk about Sloan. Ava put a gun on Clyde and was going to shoot him. Harris showed up to stop her, but she was determined to shoot Clyde. Nicole talked to Eric about Sloan taking her child for six months. She thought Sloan wanted her to get away with what she did. Eric told Nicole that Sloan wouldn’t get away with what she did. While they were talking, Nicole said Melinda was responsible. Eric was shocked that Melinda was in on it. Melinda asked EJ if Sloan was gone. She wanted to know why EJ was there since it didn’t have anything to do with her. EJ said with Sloan gone, Melinda was the only one who knew Jude was Eric’s son. Harris continued to talk Ava out of shooting Clyde, but Ava wanted to make him pay for what he did to her son. While Harris was talking to Ava, he convinced her to give him the gun. Harris put a gun to Clyde. Stefan ran into Rafe at the town square. He told Rafe that Melinda shut him down when he asked her about Gabi’s case. When Melinda pretended to not know that Jude was Eric’s son, EJ told her not to act like she didn’t know. EJ said he knew the truth. He wondered why she would risk her job to help Sloan. Melinda told him about Sloan’s miscarriage. She also told him about what happened to Sloan when the adoption fell through. Melinda explained why she helped Sloan with stealing Nicole’s baby. EJ didn’t care about her reason for helping Sloan. He ripped into Melinda for making Nicole suffer without her child. Melinda asked if Eric deserved to suffer. Nicole wondered why Melinda would risk her job to help Sloan. She said Melinda must have gotten something out of it. Eric didn’t know what Melinda gained by helping Sloan. Nicole told him she wasn’t the only one suffering. She told him that she thought about how she would handle Sloan. Nicole said her feelings weren’t a complicated as Eric’s since he loved her. Eric said it was hard to believe he ever loved Sloan.

Harris put handcuffs on Clyde. He told Ava to go back to the motel. When Ava left, Harris was about to arrest Clyde. Chad showed up with a gun. Harris tried to stop Chad from shooting Clyde, but Chad wanted to know the truth about Abby. Clyde told him he didn’t owe him anything. Chad asked if he intended to kill Abby. Stefan and Rafe talked about Melinda not helping Gabi. Rafe told Stefan that Melinda wouldn’t help him unless he helped her. Melinda called EJ out for keeping Eric from finding out the truth about Jude. She said he was keeping Eric in the dark because he thought he would keep Eric and Nicole from being together. EJ told Melinda that he and Nicole were a family. Melinda reminded EJ that he was going to let Sloan live a lie until he saw Eric and Nicole kiss. She ripped into him for not thinking about Jude. While she was talking, she told him about what she had to do for her daughter. Melinda asked if he thought about the fact that Jude was the son of a man he despised. She said Jude would look more like his real dad when he got older. Melinda wondered how EJ was going to raise Eric’s child. While Eric and Nicole talked about Jude’s name, he asked her to keep the name the same. Eric said he picked the name because of her. Nicole thought he picked the name because it was the baby he and Sloan lost. Eric said he was thinking of her when he named him. EJ told Melinda that the baby would want for nothing because he was a DiMera. Melinda said he would want the truth. EJ reminded her about keeping Nicole from her baby. He said if she kept her mouth shut, he would do the same. Stefan asked Rafe what kind of legal trouble Melinda was in. Rafe didn’t want to talk about it. Stefan wanted to know what the plan was. Rafe said they were going to do something. Stefan wanted to go to Paulina, but Rafe didn’t want to bother her with it. While they were talking, Stefan told him what Kristen wanted him to do to get Melinda to open the case. Rafe told him he appreciated what he was doing to keep Gabi safe. When Ava went back to the motel, Lucas told her that Goldman was arrested. Ava told him Harris showed up. Lucas brought up Chad and why he hated Clyde. Harris told Chad to let the police handle Clyde, but Chad didn’t want to. Chad asked if Clyde wanted to kill Belle. Clyde said he did. Chad said he was looking for Abby for investigating his drug cartel. He reminded Clyde that he stabbed Abby. Chad said she was alive the night he found her. He said he failed to protect her, but he could avenge her death. Melinda told EJ that she was motivated to keep quiet for now. She reminded him that he had to help her if she needed a favor. EJ said he would do whatever she wanted. Nicole told Eric he could spend as much time as he wanted with Jude. Eric said he didn’t think EJ would go for it. Stefan asked Rafe about the plan to get Gabi’s case open. Rafe said there was a lot of evidence against Clyde. He said it was likely that he knew Gil killed Li. Stefan wondered if Clyde would talk. Clyde told Chad Abby wasn’t killed over drug money. He said it was more than that. Clyde said Abby got more than she deserved. Chad said he shouldn’t have hesitated to put a bullet in his head. When Chad wanted to pull the trigger, Harris told him not to. Clyde told him to do it. Harris told Chad to think it through. Chad to Clyde that he would end him so no one would go through what he went through. Clyde told Chad he didn’t kill Abby.

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Lucas and Ava found Goldman. They wanted to know if she was ready to give up Clyde’s location. Harris tried to stop Snake from getting away. He wanted information about Clyde. Snake said he didn’t know about Clyde. Harris said his business was about to end. He gave him the option to save himself and talk or go down with Clyde. Goldman screamed for someone to help her. Ava threatened to kill her if she screamed for help. Lucas told her the police knew about the book. Ava planned to destroy Goldman if she didn’t start talking about Clyde. She said she wanted revenge since Clyde tried to kill her son. Ava wanted Lucas to get out while she killed Goldman. He tried to stop her, and she wanted to know why he cared. Lucas wanted to get out of prison and didn’t want to be an accessory to murder. Harris continued to convince Snake to tell him about Clyde. He wanted him to make the deal and talk about Clyde. Snake said he wasn’t a snitch. Harris told him that he blew the deal. Chad went to Steve and let him wanted to go after Clyde. Steve didn’t want him to get involved. Chad reminded him that he helped in Greece. He wanted to get the gang together to go to Montana. Chad had the jet and planned on being on the plane with or without Steve. Steve agreed to let him go. Kayla saw them and wondered where they were going. Ava read Goldman’s messages from Clyde. Lucas thought they had to find Clyde soon. Lucas saw where Clyde could be. He thought they should go to him before he got away. Ava texted a message to Clyde using Goldman’s phone. Harris went through Snake’s phone to look at his location history. He saw a location for a campground that he went to.

Ava wanted to go to the campground. Lucas didn’t think it was a good idea. She wanted him to help her. Kayla wanted to know if Steve and Chad were going to tell her what’s going on. Steve told her what they were doing. Kayla wondered when he was going to tell her. He said he was going to text her. Chad went outside so Kayla went off about Steve’s actions. He let her know that he had to make Clyde pay for what he did to Tripp. She wanted him to let Harris and Ava handle it. Steve said they were in dangers. Kayla wanted to know why he always had to be the one who put his life on the line. He said that she loved that about him. She did, but there were times when he didn’t save the day. Kayla reminded him of the years they lost together because he risked his life. She didn’t want to lose him again. Steve assured her that she wouldn’t lose him. She said he couldn’t promise that. Steve agreed that he should have told her, but he had to do it. She demanded to know why. He told her that Ava planned to kill Clyde. She wondered if he was going to stop her or help her. Clyde was trying to get away and thought he was with Goldman. Ava ended up being the person at the campground. Lucas asked Goldman how she met Clyde. Steve admitted that part of him wanted to let Ava kill him. Kayla couldn’t believe what he was saying. He said she needed to let him go. Kayla said no and wanted him to stay there for him. She begged him not to go. Steve agreed to stay there with her. He had to wait to see how it played out. Chad left without Steve. Clyde wanted to know how Ava found him. He thought she was the reason everything went wrong. He thought she sold him out. Ava informed him that he shouldn’t have messed with her family. He said she was the one who would pay. Clyde planned to get her even from jail. She had a gun on him and threatened to kill him. Harris showed up to stay Ava from killing Clyde.

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Melinda was shocked when Rafe decided to arrest her. He told her that she lied to him about Jude and that she was involved in what happened to Jude. Melinda scoffed at him until he told her that he found out the truth from Eric. She explained that the help she provided for Sloan was under client/attorney privilege. Rafe told her that she was going with him to get booked. She tried to stop him, but he told her that she was criminal. Rafe let her know that she would be punished. Melinda had a card up her sleeve. She told him that she could help Gabi. He froze where he stood. Rafe wondered what that had to do with Gabi. She told him about the new evidence about Gil and Gabi. Melinda informed him that she had the book. She knew he wouldn’t want anything to happen to the book. He couldn’t believe she was blackmailing the commissioner. Melinda said even if she knew about the kidnapping, Sloan was the one who kidnapped Jude. If he ever wanted Gabi out of prison, he would tell people that she wasn’t near the baby. Leo couldn’t believe EJ wanted to keep the truth about Jude a secret. He wondered why he paid him so much money. EJ decided to come clean with Leo. He said he didn’t want Nicole to find out the truth about Jude until he was certain about him. He didn’t want her to get her hopes up. Leo didn’t believe him. He wondered why EJ would pay him to keep quiet and not ask him about the truth. EJ said Leo always tells things so the money was insurance. He left with Jude. Nicole wanted to call the cops on Sloan. She was about to run out when Eric showed up at the mansion. Eric demanded to know why Sloan was at the mansion. Nicole told him that Sloan wanted to call a truce, but she didn’t want to do that. She called Rafe and left a message for him to arrest Sloan. Eric told Sloan that she would pay for what she did. Sloan said there wasn’t a worse punishment than losing him. She wanted Eric to forgive her. Sloan told him that she did what she did out of love. Eric went ballistic when she said that. She said that wasn’t the entire story. Sloan flashed back to her conversation with EJ. EJ arrived home and wondered why Sloan was there.

Nicole told EJ that Sloan was there to apologize and said there was more to the story. EJ escorted Sloan out of the mansion. He demanded that Eric stay and get Nicole ice for her hand. Sloan told Eric that she loved him. EJ and Sloan went outside and reminded her they had a deal. He paid a lot of money for her to disappear. EJ warned to make her life miserable if she said anything to Eric. Sloan didn’t want to live in fear. She thought she could convince Nicole to forgive her and understand what she did. He warned her to take the money and disappear. Eric told Nicole that Melinda was involved in the kidnapping. They talked about Jude and he admitted that it was hard to be around Jude. He wanted to catch up to EJ to make sure Sloan was taken care of. Stefan and Kristen talked about Melinda screwing him when he wanted to reopen Gabi’s case. They needed more evidence for Gabi’s case. Stefan said Kristen had to figure out how to get Melinda to play fast ball if she wanted the DiMera CEO position. She suggested that Stefan seduce her to get her to talk. He hated the plan. Kristen reminded him that his passion for Gabi didn’t stop him from sleeping with Ava. He tried to deny it, but she didn’t buy it. She told him that Ava told her the truth. Roman and Kate talked about what happened to Eric. He was devastated that Eric got hurt like that. Leo walked in the pub and Roman wasn’t happy about it. Leo wasn’t sure what he did wrong so Roman told him. He let Leo know that he wasn’t welcomed there because he kept the truth about Jude from everyone. Kate wondered if he stole the baby. He denied stealing the baby. Leo told him that Sloan was a liar and that no one could believe what she says about him. He walked out of the pub. Melinda told Rafe that he could arrest her if he wanted to do it, but he wouldn’t get what he wanted. She hoped Gabi would understand he was more concerned about her than he was about getting his sister out of prison. Rafe hesitated, but he agreed to her terms. He warned her to keep her word, or he would lock her up for good. Eric found EJ on the ground alone. He woke him up and EJ told him that Sloan hit him over the head. EJ sent Eric in the opposite direction to look for Sloan. Sloan approached EJ and thanked him. He told her to leave and never come back.

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This is the second episode centered on Ashley in Paris.

Martin chloroforms Ashley and takes her upstairs and is about to lock her into a room but she screams. Traci and Tucker, who are downstairs talking, rush upstairs to help Ashley. Alan arrives and asks his brother to let go of Ashley. Alan tries to persuade Martin to get help for his illness, but he says he isn’t sick. The two twin brothers have a physical struggle and they both fall over the balcony. Martin dies but Alan is okay because he landed on top of Martin when they both fell over the balcony.

Ashley tells Alan and Traci that she has a feeling that Martin did something terrible to her that night in September. Ashley can identify her three alters. Alan thinks that Ashley suffered a childhood trauma that created her alters and the trauma with Martin brought out her alters to protect her. Ashley decides to go to a clinic that specializes in her disorder to continue the work she needs to do to get healthy.

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Maggie goes to see Julie at the newly restored Horton house. Maggie can’t believe it’s all brand new but she made it seem like the old Horton home. Julie credits the workers but Maggie says it was all her and calls it beautiful. Julie calls it a tribute to her grandparents. Maggie asks if she had any luck opening the time capsule. Julie wishes but she has no idea where the key is. Maggie suggests they brainstorm over dinner. Julie warns that it will be a challenge. Julie adds that there is something else she needs to talk to her about. Julie talks about respecting her decision to marry Konstantin but she’s given it a lot more thought and she thinks it is a terrible mistake. Julie tells Maggie not to marry that man.

Konstantin sits at the Kiriakis Mansion with a drink as he acknowledges the portrait of Victor. Theresa walks in and says she’s sorry as she didn’t know anyone was there. Konstantin says he was just having a drink and comments on Victor keeping a well stocked bar. Theresa tries to leave but Konstantin wants a word with her. Konstantin asks about her plan for Alex.

Alex goes to the DiMera Mansion where Kristen says she thought he had to work late tonight. Alex says he did but he couldn’t wait to come over and do this as he kisses Kristen. Alex talks about spending all day working on a merger at Titan but he couldn’t stop thinking about this merger. Kristen reminds him that they merged twice this morning. Alex says that was hours ago and he has a sweet tooth for her but Kristen tells him that she’s afraid this candy store is closed.

Harris urges Chad to think this through. Chad says he has for a very long time and threatens to end Clyde right here right now, so that he’ll never have the chance to put another family what Clyde put them through. Harris tells Chad no. Chad asks if Clyde is scared now and how he thinks Abigail felt. Clyde remarks that he wouldn’t know which Chad questions. Clyde then claims that he didn’t kill Abigail and that Abigail is still alive! Chad questions what he said. Clyde repeats that his dearly departed wife is alive and well. Clyde asks if Chad heard what he said and repeats that Abigail is alive, so he suggests he put the gun down. Chad accuses him of lying. Harris tells Chad not to do this and asks for the gun. Chad shouts that he wants Clyde to say that he killed Abigail in cold blood to stop her exposing his drug operation or he will end him. Clyde warns Chad that he will blow the only chance he ever had at getting the love of his life back.

Maggie appreciates Julie’s concern but reminds her that the marriage is just so Konstantin can stay in the country. Julie says she changed her mind because of the story Konstantin told about Victor sending Steve and John on a mission to Greece where his daughter was killed. Julie argues that Konstantin must have hated Victor’s guts as you don’t get over the death of your only child. Maggie agrees that Konstantin is not over his daughter’s death and never will be, but says he found it in his heart to be forgiving. Julie doesn’t believe it and thinks he showed up at Maggie’s door with an ulterior motive. Maggie question what ulterior motive he would have had. Julie responds that Maggie won’t like it but she thinks he came to Salem to get revenge on an old enemy and she’s afraid that he’s going to use Maggie to do it.

Theresa tells Konstantin to mind his own business and worry about his own wedding. Konstantin argues that her wedding is his business because once she marries Alex, she will share the Kiriakis fortune with him. Theresa regrets the deal she made with him. Konstantin reminds Theresa that it was her idea to make it look like Alex’s name was on Victor’s will instead of Xander’s while he was the one who found the forger to altering Victor’s letter. Theresa remarks on it not paying off. Konstantin urges Theresa to get married to Alex sooner than later otherwise diverting the true heir’s money was all for nothing.

Alex tells Kristen that he thought the candy store was open 24/7. Kristen remarks that she’s changing the hours. Alex asks if this is about Theresa and says she knows all about them because Marlena just got him to realize that he needed to be open and honest. Kristen says she’s not a fan of Marlena but calls that good advice which she will take herself. Alex tells her to be honest that she wants him right now. Kristen then reveals that as fun as he is, she’s just not that in to him.

Maggie sees why Julie thinks Konstantin is out for revenge but says they discussed that he and Victor made amends which Julie laughs off. Julie doesn’t understand how Maggie could fall for such a tall tale and remarks that she’s too smart to be that gullible so something must be off. Maggie asks Julie to just trust that she knows what she’s doing. Julie then guesses there’s a plan and wants Maggie to tell her all about it. Julie questions Maggie asking her to trust her but then not trusting her. Maggie thinks the less she knows, the better. Julie won’t go for that. Maggie changes the subject by asking if Chad and the kids will be joining them for dinner. Julie reveals that Chad is actually out of town. Maggie asks if he’s on business but Julie informs her that Chad is trying to track down Clyde Weston because he’s come to believe that Clyde killing Abigail was premeditated.

Clyde tells Chad that he thinks he killed Abigail, but if he didn’t, Chad would be killing an innocent man. Chad questions Clyde being innocent. Clyde says if he doesn’t believe him, he can go ahead and shoot but he doesn’t think he will. Clyde points out that last time he had the chance, he wussed out. Harris warns Clyde to shut up or he’ll shoot him himself. Harris urges Chad that Abigail would want him to be there for their kids and to not let Clyde take anything else from him. Chad then lowers the gun and declares he needs to find out how Abigail could possibly be alive and where she is. Harris states that they will take Clyde in and get him some answers.

Brady questions what Konstantin and Theresa were just talkin about. Theresa claims that Konstantin was just telling her about Victor’s liquor inventory. Brady could swear he heard something about diverting the true heir’s money. Konstantin claims that he misspoke and that he meant divide the money among the true heirs. Theresa says they were just talking about how Victor kind of screwed everybody else out of the inheritance but now Maggie will be sharing it. Konstantin remarks that they are all so lucky to have Maggie in their lives as he exits the room. Brady and Theresa agree that they don’t like Konstantin. Brady asks if Theresa has plans with Alex tonight. Theresa says no, so Brady questions if there’s trouble in paradise. Theresa responds that Alex intends to keep seeing Kristen which means they are in an open relationship.

Alex questions Kristen about where this is coming from as he thought they had a good thing going. Kristen says they did and calls it really wonderful so Alex questions what the problem is. Kristen thought she would be happy being friends with benefits but she spoke to Stefan earlier and realized that casual sex can have serious consequences. Alex questions that, arguing that it’s been harmless since they’ve been completely honest with each other so he doesn’t see the downside of continuing their arrangement. Kristen thinks Alex is in denial over the fact that he’s in love with Theresa. Alex mocks the idea. Kristen reminds Alex that they started this in the first place to make Theresa and Brady jealous. Alex feels it became something else but Kristen says maybe not. Kristen reveals that last night, Alex was talking in his sleep about Theresa. Alex denies that and asks what he said. Kristen said it was romantic things along the lines of “I love you” and “I want you to be with me forever” which Alex questions. Kristen adds that since they are being open and honest, she thinks he needs to be honest with himself about the woman he’s whispering to in his dreams. Alex argues that they had a good thing going that was nice and fun. Kristen tells him that now it’s over because she’s in love with Brady and he only wanted her to distract himself from being sweet on Theresa.

Brady tells Theresa that he knew there was something going on with Alex and Kristen but he didn’t think it was serious at all. Theresa says she’s sure it’s just a fling. Brady argues that he knows it bothers her since she doesn’t like sharing and wants Alex all to herself. Theresa tries to deny it but admits it’s not great for her ego to feel like she’s not enough for Alex or any man. Theresa admits she doesn’t like sharing but says she has too much pride to tell Alex that as she’s not going to pressure anyone to be with her. Brady asks if she’s sure about that. Theresa knows she did that with Brady in the past but says she’s breaking her pattern now since it hasn’t served her well. Theresa declares that if Alex wants to keep seeing Kristen then she doesn’t have to feel guilty if she wants to be with another man. Brady agrees. Theresa asks why she should be exclusive if Alex doesn’t intend to be. Theresa then grabs Brady and kisses him.

Maggie questions Chad going after Clyde. Julie says he evidently couldn’t be stopped. Maggie understands Chad’s need for revenge but argues that he must know how dangerous Clyde is. Julie questions how she can say that while marrying Konstantin when he must have loathed Victor. Maggie says she already told her. Julie complains about Maggie not telling her about her plan. Julie argues her plan is to not marry Konstantin and call off the wedding before it’s too late. Konstantin then walks in and questions why she would do that.

Ava and Lucas remain in the motel until Chad returns. Ava asks what happened with Clyde and if Harris is okay. Chad assures Harris is fine and that he’s waiting for the FBI to take Clyde in to custody. Ava decides she’s going to go check on him. Chad tells her to be safe out there as Ava exits. Lucas asks Chad what’s going on and if he’s alright or if he wants to talk. Chad informs Lucas that Clyde said that Abigail is alive.

Alex thinks Kristen may be right that he’s using her as a distraction from his feelings for Theresa. Alex brings up Theresa telling him that she wanted to marry him but he pushed her away and said they needed to sleep in separate rooms. Kristen jokes that’s probably good or she would’ve heard him talking in his sleep about her. Kristen asks why Alex thinks he’s kept Theresa at arms length. Alex admits that he can’t help but feel there’s a reason that he shouldn’t trust her.

Theresa and Brady kiss until Brady stops and questions where that came from. Theresa calls it an impulse and asks why Kristen and Alex get to have all the fun. Theresa adds that Brady was kissing her back but Brady says she just caught him off guard and he needs to process this. Theresa calls it sweet, exciting, and fun. Theresa says if she’s being honest, she wants Brady and if he’s going to be honest, he’s going to admit that he wants her too.

Konstantin apologizes for intruding on their private conversation but points out that the door was open and comments on nobody locking their doors in Salem. Julie calls it a friendly town where they don’t expect unwelcome intruders. Konstantin remarks that Maggie is saving his life by marrying him and he will do everything in his power to keep her safe. Julie is having a hard time believing they will have such a rosy future since Victor was responsible for the death of Konstantin’s daughter.

Lucas questions how Abigail being alive could be possible. Chad says he was in shock and didn’t have time for details. Chad says he probably said it just because he had a gun to his head and he would say anything to have him spare his life. Chad questions what if Clyde wasn’t lying and what if Abigail really is still alive.

Kristen asks Alex what it is about Theresa that he feels he can’t trust. Alex doesn’t know why he has all these doubts but he can’t help feeling that she’s not being straight with him. Alex feels there’s been so many times where she was on the verge of telling him something that would upset him, like she was about to confess but every time she started, she would just change her mind and shut down. Alex adds that he’d start to catch her in a white lie and she would start to explain it but not make sense which makes him think there may be a bigger lie that she’s keeping from him. Kristen says if Alex really loves Theresa, then he owes it to himself to find out what she’s apparently afraid to tell him. Kristen adds that maybe it could take them to a whole other level. Alex thanks Kristen for listening and helping him figure this whole thing out as a friend. Kristen says they were friends with benefits but just focused on the benefits part so she figured she owed him. They agree that they had a lot of fun. Kristen hopes this works out for Alex and calls him a sweet guy even if he doesn’t want people to know it. Alex says he’s also seen a sweet side of Kristen and he knows what she feels for Brady is real, so he hopes he turns around. Kristen assures that he will as Alex then exits the mansion.

Brady tells Theresa that they’ve never been good with boundaries so this is a bad idea. Theresa asks why, arguing that it’s obvious they still have a connection. Brady says their only connection should be their son and talks about how they’ve been getting along so well lately. Brady thinks they shouldn’t risk blowing it out of respect for their son, so Tate doesn’t have to deal with their drama like in the past. Theresa argues that this time there is no drama. Theresa says they are Tate’s parents but talks about how they used to be so much more. Theresa brings up how their kiss felt and offers to swear there will be no more drama and that she will behave with dignity and respect so there will be no clinging, pressure, or demands and they can just celebrate their connection. Brady says she’s really aiming high. Theresa asks why not since Brady isn’t seeing anyone. Theresa bets that Brady is lonely and would like some companionship and affection as they get close.

Ava joins Harris back at the campgrounds at the now taped off crime scene. Ava sees that he’s okay and asks where Clyde is. Harris responds that he handed Clyde over to the FBI and was just interviewing the manager of the campgrounds. Ava asks if Clyde is going back to Statesville then and guesses that Harris is still upset with her. Ava knows Harris is unhappy that she was going to kill Clyde and says she’s not saying it was right but she won’t apologize for doing what she needed to do to keep her son safe. Ava adds that Clyde has been threatening Tripp and holding it over her head for months, so it finally got to her. Ava admits she went too far but she didn’t shoot him and Harris caught him, so she wants to put this behind them. Ava asks Harris to try and understand why she did what she did so they can get past this.

Maggie tells Julie that her personal relationship is none of her concern. Konstantin tells her not to be so hard on her friend as he understands her desire to protect her. Konstantin calls it a fair question as he explained to Maggie that he and Victor made amends. Konstantin claims he realized it was wrong of him to blame Victor for his daughter’s death as he has come to understand that it was a horrendous mistake. Konstantin calls his daughter one of the kindest people he’s ever known and she would never want him to fill his heart with hardness. Maggie adds that she’s lost a daughter and a son, so she knows about that pain. Konstantin calls that another thing that bonds them. Konstantin says he’s so grateful that Maggie proposed to him and that on that note, he has some news. Konstantin announces that his VISA is expiring, so if he is to stay in the country, they have no choice but to get married tomorrow. Maggie questions that while Julie urges her to think this through. Konstantin knows Maggie wanted to plan something special but feels that’s not really necessary since it’s just to get his VISA, so all they have to do is be pronounced husband and wife by this time tomorrow.

Kristen remains in the living room of the DiMera Mansion and picks up the bracelet that Alex got for her. Kristen then picks up her phone and looks at an old photo of her and Brady. Kristen declares that she will do whatever it takes to win Brady back and this time, she’s not going to let him go.

Alex goes to the Kiriakis Mansion and calls out to Theresa as he enters the living room. Alex says that’s funny since Henderson said she was there.

Brady and Theresa continue kissing in to the bedroom and onto the bed.

Harris gets that Ava did what she felt she had to do, but he has to get back to the FBI. Ava offers to go with him but Harris says they won’t want any civilians there and he just wants to make sure Clyde is processed so that he never hurts anyone again. Harris guesses they will talk more about this when they get back to Salem as he then walks away.

Lucas knows Chad wants to believe that there is still hope that Abigail is alive but he has to consider the source. Lucas feels Clyde is just messing with Chad’s head, pushing his buttons, and making him suffer. Chad agrees since Clyde said if he killed him, he’d spend the rest of his life wondering if he was telling the truth. Lucas questions why Clyde didn’t say anything earlier if he was telling the truth. Chad screams that he doesn’t know and he gets that it doesn’t make sense. Lucas reminds Chad that he was the one who found Abigail and saw what Clyde did to her. Lucas cries that he loved Abigail too and they don’t want to admit it. Lucas hugs Chad and says he’s sorry.

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Eric returns to Nicole in the living room of the DiMera Mansion and says he looked everywhere but he couldn’t find Sloan. Nicole then gets a call back from Rafe, who apologizes for missing her call and asks what’s going. Nicole informs him that Sloan was there and EJ was going to take her out but then she hit him over the head with a flower pot and took off. Rafe can’t believe it and asks if she’s okay. Nicole confirms that she is and she’s with Jude. Rafe asks where EJ is. Nicole responds that he’s at the hospital getting checked out.

EJ barges in to Melinda’s office. Melinda questions what he’s doing here. EJ says they need to talk. Melinda asks if it’s about her taking his job. EJ tells her that it’s about Sloan Peterson.

Rafe asks Nicole how Sloan managed to get the better of EJ. Nicole says she’s been asking herself the same question but the point is Sloan is still in town though probably not for long. Rafe says he’s on it and hangs up. Rafe then makes a call, reminding of the APB out on Sloan and demands they find her.

Lucas is on the phone with Kate, saying he knows he’s still an outlaw but insists that he’s perfectly safe.

Ava warns that Clyde shouldn’t have messed with her family as that was a big mistake and now he’s going to pay. Clyde responds that Ava is the one who is going to pay since even from behind bars, he can reach out and touch her and her family with no problem, so she’ll never be safe again. Ava responds that she’ll be safe when he’s in Hell and says to give her best to the Devil. Clyde warns that if she kills him now, she’s going straight to prison. Ava responds that it’s not her first rodeo and the gun is untraceable, so if she wants, no one will ever be able to find what’s left of his body. Clyde asks to talk about this. Ava says she has nothing to say since he tried to kill her son, so now she’s going to kill him, end of story. Harris then arrives and stops Ava, questioning what the hell she’s doing. Harris tells Ava to put the gun down and let him handle this. Ava declares that she will handle this and put them all out of Clyde’s misery once and for all.

Nicole tells Eric that this is so surreal as she can’t believe Sloan walked in to her house after taking her child and having her believe he was dead for six months, just to disappear all over again. Nicole worries about Sloan getting away with this. Eric assures that she won’t and points out that Sloan has lost everything that ever mattered to her. Nicole refuses to feel sorry for her and brings up Melinda being complicit in this, so they know she will pay for this. Eric asks if Rafe arrested Melinda. Nicole assumes that Rafe was heading to her office as she can’t imagine that Melinda is walking around free.

EJ informs Melinda that Sloan is gone again and Nicole is believe that he is at the hospital being treated for a possible concussion. Melinda doesn’t understand why EJ is here and what it has to do with her. EJ repeats that Sloan is gone for good this time, which makes Melinda the only other person on the planet who knows that Jude is Eric’s biological son and not his.

Harris thought Ava agreed to stay back at the motel but Ava says she refused to wait for a miracle. Ava declares that as long as Clyde is alive, she and her son will never be safe. Harris disagrees and says they will be safe as soon as they drag Clyde’s ass back to prison. Harris urges Ava to put the gun down. Clyde tells Ava to listen to Harris. Ava remarks that she’s known plenty of men like Clyde and points out that he’s been locked up before but remained a major threat. Harris asks Ava to do what he says and if she trusts him. Ava responds that she does so Harris tells her to put the gun down. Ava then places her gun down while Harris raises his gun towards Clyde.

Rafe talks on the phone about wanting extra officers at the airports, bus, and train stations. Rafe says to keep him posted and hangs up. Stefan approaches and asks if he’s got a minute. Rafe says he’s in the middle of something but Stefan says it’s about Gabi. Stefan informs Rafe that he paid a visit to Melinda and thought she’d be receptive to his ideas, but she shut him down in an arrogant way which made him want to wring her neck. Rafe tells him to join the club.

Melinda pretends to be shocked to learn that Eric is Jude’s biological father but EJ tells her not to dare pretend that she didn’t know that. EJ talks about Melinda and Sloan arranging the kidnapping of the child so there’s no way she doesn’t know the truth about the parents. Melinda can’t believe Sloan told him and calls her a traitor as she swore to keep her name out of it. EJ says it doesn’t matter how he found out but he knows she was up to her neck in that evil plot. EJ doesn’t understand why Melinda would risk her job, her law license, and her freedom. Melinda argues that’s because he’s cold and unfeeling while she has a heart which may be a foreign concept to him. Melinda states that Sloan is her friend and had just gone through a miscarriage which crushed her and then her adoption fell through at the last minute. Melinda adds that Jude fell in to their laps. EJ accuses her of stealing and kidnapping him. Melinda argues that she wanted to help her friend and it probably wasn’t the right thing to do but she knew Jude wasn’t EJ’s, so it felt less hurtful because she knew he would be raised by his biological father. Melinda admits that she probably wouldn’t have been brave enough to screw over EJ if the baby was his. EJ points out that she did screw over his wife and calls it pathetic that she’s trying to absolve herself of this crime. EJ declares that no circumstance or rationale could make their scheme any less egregious. EJ laughs at Melinda saying she has a heart and questions where her heart was when she knew that Nicole was going through Hell because of her lies. EJ talks about Nicole having her child ripped from her arms and says she did not deserve that. Melinda asks if Eric did.

Nicole tells Eric that she’s trying to understand why Melinda would risk everything for Sloan. Nicole can’t imagine what Melinda was getting out of it. Eric doesn’t understand any of it either. Nicole knows she’s not the only victim in Sloan’s extraordinary cruelty, but says that when Eric brought Jude to her and she absorbed what Sloan had done, she fantasized what she would say to her if she had the chance. Nicole admits it felt extremely satisfying in that moment. Nicole acknowledges that her feelings towards Sloan are not as complicated as Eric’s since he loved her. Eric calls that hard to believe now that any of it was real and guesses it wasn’t and never was.

Harris handcuffs Clyde and tells Ava to go back to the motel as she’s done enough. Ava tells Clyde that she’ll see him in Hell as she walks away. Harris begins to read Clyde his rights but Chad arrives and picks up the gun that Ava had put down. Chad declares that he and Clyde are going to talk now. Harris knows Chad wants Clyde to pay and he wants that too which is why he needs to back off and let him handle this. Chad says that’s only scratching the surface of what he wants. Chad states that Clyde confessed to killing his wife but he has reason to believe that he lied about the motive and why. Chad calls this his once chance to find out. Clyde asks what it matters to him since the result is the same, dead is dead. Chad argues that Abigail was his wife and he deserves to know the truth. Chad adds that his children are going to want to know why and he owes it to them to tell them. Clyde responds that he doesn’t owe him anything. Chad brings up that Clyde said Abigail was just in the wrong place at the wrong time but that’s not true. Chad asks Clyde if it was premeditated and if he showed up at his house, intending to kill his wife.

Rafe tells Stefan that he talked to Melinda too. Stefan guesses she told him the same thing. Rafe confirms that she said Clyde’s black book wasn’t enough to reopen Gabi’s case. Stefan argues against it and asks why Melinda would want Gabi to do the time if she didn’t kill Li. Rafe talks about Gil being dead so Melinda can’t prosecute him and make a name for herself. Rafe thinks Melinda was doing it for leverage which she now has because she has the black book and put it somewhere for safekeeping. Rafe doesn’t know if that means it’s in her office or her bedroom, but she’s not going to use it to help Gabi unless he helps her with her own legal troubles.

Melinda mocks EJ being holier than thou by claiming she’s in the wrong like a heartless villain when EJ is the one keeping Eric’s own son away from him. Melinda remarks that at least she didn’t have motives for doing so when she was just helping her friend. EJ argues that he did what he did out of love. Melinda disagrees and says that EJ is just afraid of losing his wife to the man she truly loves. EJ remarks that if what Nicole and Eric had was true love, they’d still be together but they are not because Eric is a sanctimonious pretender who made Nicole never feel like enough while with him, Nicole is more than enough. EJ says that he and Nicole understand each other after everything they have been through. Melinda calls it Eric’s child but EJ insists he is their child. EJ declares that the baby has cemented he and Nicole as they were forged in the fire and they are a family. Melinda asks what the hell he’s so worried about then. Melinda brings up that EJ was going to let Sloan continue living her lie until he saw Nicole and Eric share one drunken kiss, then he got so nervous that he had to run Sloan out of town and make sure that she lost her kid and her husband. Melinda argues that EJ ruined Sloan’s life which he says she deserved. Melinda points out that Jude didn’t deserve to be taken out of his life and dropped in with people he barely knows but EJ never thought about him. EJ responds that children are very resilient. Melinda remarks that they are also very receptive. Melinda talks about giving her daughter up for what she thought was a better life for her but she had to live with her lie and deep down, part of her always knew. Melinda doesn’t think EJ has considered himself and asks if he’s thought about the fact that Jude is the son of a man who he despises and a man who Nicole cheated on him with. Melinda tells EJ to get real that Jude is bound to inherit some of Eric’s traits and as he gets older, he will look more like his real dad with maybe the same eyes and smile. Melinda asks how EJ will handle that and how it will feel to raise Eric Brady’s child.

Eric talks to Nicole about it being unusual for Jude to still be asleep. Nicole appreciates any intel Eric has to make the transition easier. Eric says he will get her his official birth certificate so they can change his name. Nicole isn’t sure they are going to do that and says she likes Jude, it’s been his name, and she feels it suits him. Eric knows he doesn’t have a vote but admits he would kind of love if he kept his name. Eric adds that Nicole is the reason that he chose the name. Nicole doesn’t understand what Jude’s name has to do with her. Eric talks about St. Jude being a symbol of faith. Nicole thought Eric chose the name because he was thinking of the baby that he and Sloan lost. Eric says he was but on a much deeper level, he was thinking of Nicole.

EJ tells Melinda that the baby is not Eric Brady’s son, he is a DiMera who will want for nothing. Melinda argues that he’ll want the truth about who he really is and that he will be deprived of the love of his real father. EJ disagrees while Melinda argues that EJ will be pretending to be his father while being a cold-hearted swine who kept him from his real dad. EJ says it boggles his mind that Melinda continues to berate him for this while she’s the one who conspired with Sloan to take a newborn baby from it’s mother and make that mother think her baby was dead. EJ says that’s in the past and they can’t do anything about that. EJ advises Melinda that if she keeps her mouth shut, he’ll do the same and they will both come out as winners. EJ asks if they understand each other.

Rafe and Stefan sit together in the town square. Stefan questions what kind of legal trouble Melinda is in. Rafe thinks it’s best they don’t talk about it. Stefan asks if there is a plan B or C. Rafe thinks the best thing they can do is find additional evidence which he’s been trying to do. Stefan suggests skipping Melinda and going straight to the mayor. Rafe says he’s thought about that and he will take it to Paulina, but she has a lot on her plate right now so he doesn’t know how receptive she will be. Stefan asks about skipping the mayor and going straight to the Governor. Stefan admits that the DiMeras and the Governor haven’t always had the best relationship but he’s not too proud to beg or bribe. Stefan admits that he did draw the line at Kristen suggesting he seduce Melinda. Rafe says that’s good and he appreciates Stefan standing by Gabi for all this time. Rafe adds that he hates that Stefan got mixed up with Clyde but acknowledges that he did everything he could to keep Gabi safe. Stefan calls Gabi the most important person in the world to him. Rafe assures that Gabi feels the same way about him. Rafe wants Stefan to know that his faithfulness to Gabi, their marriage, and his love for her is the only thing getting her through right now. Stefan thinks back to being with Ava. Stefan then states that Gabi is the love of his life.

Ava returns to the motel and asks Lucas where Goldman is. Lucas informs her that the feds showed up and dragged her away. Lucas asks what happened to Clyde. Ava informs him that Harris showed up, arrested Clyde and sent her back here. Lucas asks if Ava saw Chad DiMera which she questions. Lucas explains that Chad showed up after they took Goldman and said he needed to get answers from Clyde about his wife, Abigail. Lucas hopes Chad can get the information he needs to give him some peace.

Chad asks if Clyde’s just going to stand there and stare at him. Harris argues to let him take Clyde in to custody and they can do this there. Chad argues that Harris can’t force him to talk, but he can. Chad doesn’t think Clyde is going anywhere unless he decides to put a bullet in his head because he’s not talking. Chad questions if Clyde didn’t go to the DiMera Mansion that night looking for Belle. Clyde insists that he wanted to shut Belle up. Chad guesses that he came for Abigail because she stumbled across some information about a narcotics company that he was getting off the ground. Chad adds that Abigail didn’t even know Clyde was behind it but he was so scared that she was going to shut him down. Chad states that Clyde waited for him to leave that night and then plunged a knife in to his wife’s stomach over and over and over again. Chad tells Clyde that Abigail was still alive when he got there, so if only he showed up a few minutes earlier. Clyde points out that he didn’t. Chad admits he wasn’t able to protect his wife, but he can avenge her.

Melinda questions EJ asking if they understand each other. Melinda asks if there’s a payday or if that’s only for Leo Stark. Melinda then tells EJ that he can keep his money as she will keep her mouth shut for now but brings up if she needs a favor in the future which EJ says he will happily oblige. EJ adds that he’s relieved that they are on the same page in regards to he and Nicole’s son, hoping that he has a wonderful life as a DiMera.

Nicole declares that when Eric put Jude in her arms, he gave her hope again but she’s sorry that hope was taken away from him at the same time. Nicole may have lost six months with Jude but Eric has lost a lifetime which isn’t fair. Eric points out that he’s not even his son. Nicole argues that he loves him and insists that Eric can spend as much time as he wants with him. Eric appreciates that but thinks that would just make it harder for Jude and doesn’t think EJ would stand for it. Eric guesses he should probably go but Nicole stops him.

Stefan tells Rafe that they are really close and Gabi is going to get out eventually, but he thinks short of Gil rising from the grave, it’s iffy to depend on new evidence at this point. Rafe brings up some breaks in the Clyde case since the ISA have cracked the code to the black book. Rafe adds that he’d be on that hunt too if it wasn’t out of his jurisdiction. Stefan calls that great news but asks what that has to do with Gabi. Rafe explains that it’s likely that Clyde knows what Gil had to do with the murder of Li Shin. Stefan questions under what circumstances does Clyde Weston start talking.

Lucas hopes Clyde doesn’t take advantage of Chad showing up. Ava assures that Harris had it all under control when she left, so he’s probably booking him right now. Lucas hopes Clyde doesn’t go back to Statesville prison and worries about getting the cell next to him. Ava insists that Harris will keep his promise to Lucas as he is a man of his word. Lucas remarks that’s unlike him but Ava says she meant unlike her since Harris wasn’t very happy that she wanted to take care of Clyde on her own. Lucas says Harris cares about her. Ava talks about telling Harris so many lies along the way, some he knows and some he doesn’t, so in the end, she’s not sure how much he will be willing to forgive.

Clyde tells Chad to change his perspective and that Abigail wasn’t killed over some dirty drug money but way more than that. Chad questions what that means. Clyde remarks that Abigail got what she deserved and so did Chad. Chad regrets hesitating putting a bullet in Clyde that night at the cemetery. Clyde mocks Chad as weak. Harris tells Chad not to do it while Clyde yells at Chad to be a man and pull the trigger.

Rafe tells Stefan that if Clyde gets a nice plea deal or a whiff of something that can help him, he’ll take it as he will do anything it takes to survive. Stefan says if Clyde is caught and roughed up in the interrogation room, then he finally says Gabi is innocent. Stefan asks if that will be enough. Rafe says if not, they will keep fighting. Rafe points out that he’s the police commissioner and Stefan is a DiMera while the one thing they share is a love for Gabi and a belief in her innocence. Rafe tells Stefan that he has to get back to the police station, so he will let him know the second he hears anything.

Melinda puts her feet up on her desk and declares it’s good to be back.

Nicole wants Eric to know that she is his friend and she will always be here for him. Eric says he knows. EJ then returns home, so Nicole asks if he got checked out. EJ says he’s fine and claims just a rather severe headache. EJ asks if there’s any word on Sloan. Nicole says not yet but the cops are on it which EJ takes as they’ll never see her again. EJ is surprised Eric is still there and mentions that he and Nicole were planning a family lunch before things took a nasty turn. Eric agrees to be on his way and says goodbye. Nicole tells Eric to take care of himself as he exits the mansion. EJ tells Nicole that he has no concussion as they kiss. EJ calls himself a very lucky man. Nicole calls herself a very lucky woman as they hug.

Lucas sits with Ava and asks if the lies she told Harris were big lies. Ava says you could say that but Harris forgave her. Lucas talks about learning things at the monastery so he advises her not to go to the worst place. Lucas says he can tell that Harris cares about Ava. Ava jokes about taking advice from Lucas, bringing up that he kidnapped his ex-wife. Lucas admits he let the doubts creep in and if he didn’t do that, he and Sami would still be together and he wouldn’t be here in Montana. Ava hopes neither of them are here much longer. Ava admits she’s getting worried that they haven’t heard from Harris.

Harris urges Chad to think this through. Chad says he has for a very long time and threatens to end Clyde right here right now, so that no one will ever feel the type of pain that Clyde put them through. Harris tells Chad no. Chad asks if Clyde is scared now and how he thinks Abigail felt. Clyde remarks that he wouldn’t know which Chad questions. Clyde then claims that he didn’t kill Abigail and that Abigail is alive!

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Y&R Short Recap Thursday, June 6, 2024

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Recap written by Eva

This episode is all about Ashley working with Alan to try and remember what happened that night with Alan’s twin brother Martin that caused her so much trauma she created alters to protect her.

Alan suggests that Ashley try hypnosis to try and remember what happened that night. Ashley remembers she met Martin at the bar and they had a glass of wine and talked about her argument with Tucker. Martin tells Ashley that he wants her to go to his apartment to look at a new painting that he just bought.

Ashley decides to go to Alan’s apartment to see if she can have more memories. Alan, Ashley, and Traci arrive at Alan’s apartment where Alan hypnotized Ashley again even though Traci thinks she should stop to rest. Ashley hears a chime on her phone and sees Tucker called. Ashley hears his message about seeing Alan on the street and Alan didn’t recognize him. Ashley calls Tucker back and he tells her he has seen Alan on the street twice and he didn’t recognize him at all. Tucker asks Ashley if she needs help. Ashley tells Tucker she is fine and hangs up the phone. Tucker can’t shake the feeling that Ashley needs help and keeps thinking about the phone conversation that he just had with Ashley. Ashley tells Alan and Traci that Alan is in Paris.

Ashley is more determined than ever to remember what happened, so she tells Traci to go make some coffee while she gets hypnotized again. Ashley fights to keep control as Ms. Abbott tries to come out and protect her. Alan hypnotizes Ashley again and she remembers that Martin wanted her to recreate the fight with Tucker and he would play the role of Tucker so she could tell Tucker what she wanted to say when they had the argument. Ashley remembers that Martin was the one who was violent with her, not Tucker, and must have confused Tucker and Martin in her mind. Alan is happy that he was able to figure things out and that he was able to beat his brother.

Ashley is confused but then she realizes she is talking to Martin not Alan.

Ashley tries to get away, but Martin grabs her and puts his hand over her mouth.

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