Days Update Friday, December 8, 2023

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Tate eats at the Brady Pub as Roman comes by and jokes about using his employee discount. Tate stops Roman to ask if he can talk to him about his schedule. Roman tells him to make it quick as he is on his way to meet his new grandson. Tate congratulates him on that and asks if he can take tomorrow night off. Roman guesses he has big plans with Holly since Johnny told him that they are seeing each other.

In the town square, Chanel gives Holly scones from the bakery and apologizes for thinking she had a crush on Johnny and admits that she was wrong. Holly says it’s okay and jokes that having a crush on her own stepbrother would be cringey. Chanel points out that she did at one point say she was hot for her stepdad. Holly calls that eons ago and says it’s completely different now.

Johnny enters the living room of the DiMera Mansion and tells EJ that he’s sorry as he wishes he didn’t have to go through this. Johnny mentions that Holly told him about the DNA test. EJ responds that they completed it and it proved that Eric and Sloan’s baby was not their baby, so Nicole has no other choice but to accept that their son is deceased.

Sloan sits at home with her tablet, reading an article on Dimitri admitting all. Sloan remarks that he didn’t admit all as she looks over the baby. Sloan is thankful that she got him that deal for Leo to go free. Sloan declares that now that Dimitri is behind bars, he’ll never tell anyone who the baby really is.

Leo visits Dimitri in prison and says he was up all night, imagining him in there. Leo says he made him a list of survival tips based on his previous experience in prison. Dimitri insists that he’s fine and that he will be okay. Dimitri then decides he will take any tips that he has. Leo says first they need to talk about the bomb he dropped on him yesterday. Leo questions what Dimitri meant when he said that EJ and Nicole’s son isn’t really dead.

Tate tells Roman that he doesn’t have plans with Holly tomorrow night and that Brady doesn’t really want him dating right now. Tate guesses he wanted to keep his dating life on the DL but he forgot to mention that to Johnny. Roman assures he doesn’t have to worry as his lips are sealed.

Chanel tells Holly that she’s glad things worked out for her and Tate. Chanel adds that Tate is going to be on staff at the Bakery so that means they will be seeing Holly more often. They talk about how Nicole craved jelly donuts while pregnant. Holly mentions that Nicole is going through a really hard time right now. Chanel relates to her sister losing a baby and says she can only imagine what they all are going through right now.

Dimitri tells Leo that he’s sorry as he didn’t mean to leave him in suspense and he wouldn’t have dropped that shocking news on him if he knew Rafe was going to storm in and drag him out. Leo says he was relieved because he was devastated thinking the baby was dead. Leo then asks Dimitri where the hell the baby is then.

Sloan tells baby Jude that it’s only been a few days but she already can’t imagine her life without him. Eric joins her and talks about Sloan being maternal. Sloan jokes about Jude falling asleep while she read him a story last night. Eric says he’s loving this side of her. Sloan admits she’s loving exploring that side but she does regret not taking maternity leave but says work has been too crazy. Eric mentions reading that Dimitri turned himself in and asks about him still being at fault for Nicole’s baby’s death.

Johnny tells EJ that he feels helpless and wishes there was something he could do other than say sorry over and over again. EJ talks about not expecting anything different with the DNA test, but Nicole was so convinced that Eric and Sloan ended up with their baby that she took it pretty hard. Johnny asks if EJ thinks Nicole is now accepting reality. EJ confirms that she appears to have, but he thought she did before, so he doesn’t know if it’s going to stick. EJ remarks that lately Nicole’s behavior has been rather erratic right as Nicole enters the room and questions if he thinks she’s gone off the deep end. Nicole tells EJ to just say that he thinks she’s crazy.

Leo goes over how Dimitri left the accident site and was supposed to take the baby to the hospital. Dimitri explains that he did go to the hospital but it was crawling with cops, so he panicked and went to Sloan’s place, thinking that since she was Leo’s lawyer, she could help. Dimitri goes over how he was running out of time and Dr. Rolf was leaving town. Dimitri tells Leo that Sloan and Melinda agreed to bring the baby to the hospital for him. Dimitri says that he left town and assumed they did so but when he got back to town, he found out that Sloan kept the baby for herself and now she’s passing him off as her adopted son while EJ and Nicole are mourning their dead baby.

Johnny decides to get going and tells EJ he’ll see him later. Johnny tells Nicole that he’s sorry as he exits the mansion. EJ apologizes to Nicole. Nicole asks if he thinks she’s crazy to question whether their baby was really dead and that the DNA test might not be enough to prove it to her because she’s an erratic crazy mess. EJ assures that he doesn’t think that, but he knows she’s grieving and been through so much so he’s worried about her. Nicole tells EJ that the first time that she lost their child, she did go off the rails and stole Sami’s baby to pass off as her own. Nicole states that when she accused Sloan of doing the same thing, maybe she was projecting. Nicole tells EJ that she’s not going to lose it and that she just needed to know for sure. Nicole says now that she knows, this is her life again. Nicole agrees to try to find a way to get through it like she always has. EJ thinks every day about the babies they have lost and says they will never ever forget them. EJ says right now the pain is excruciating and eclipses everything, but someday she will feel joy again. Nicole responds that part of her knows he’s right, but right now in this moment it doesn’t feel like it as she cries. EJ brings up Nicole saying she had given up and suggests that maybe they could try again.

Sloan works on her laptop while taking care of baby Jude. Eric comments on her multi-tasking. Sloan mentions that she’s also baking cookies for Roman’s visit which impresses Eric. Roman then arrives and hugs Eric. Roman takes a first look at his grandson and calls him beautiful. Roman comments that he reminds him a lot of Eric when he was born but guesses he could just be imagining the resemblance.

Holly joins Tate at the Brady Pub. Tate asks if she wants a coffee or egg nog. Holly responds that she wants Tate to leave him alone. Tate questions if she’s mad at him. Holly says she’s not mad but Tate feels she is. Holly calls him a genius, so Tate asks why she’s mad. Holly brings up that Tate slipped his arm around her without her consent and complains that he gave the entire world the impression that they are dating.

Johnny joins Chanel in the town square and greets her with a kiss. Chanel comments that he looks like he needs coffee. Johnny admits he had to leave home quickly since Nicole overheard he and EJ talking about her mental state and got pretty upset. Chanel mentions that she was just talking to Holly about Nicole having a tough time. Chanel hoped that the DNA test would help Nicole accept the truth. Johnny thinks that Nicole does accept it now, but it’s like getting your heart ripped out all over again. Johnny feels so bad for Nicole and EJ as nobody should ever have to go through that, let alone three times.

Leo questions Dimitri about Sloan keeping Nicole’s baby. Dimitri explains that Sloan and Eric were trying to adopt, so they hired Melinda as their attorney and got matched with a kid but at the last minute, it fell through and that was right when he showed up with a baby in his arms, so he guesses Sloan thought it was destiny since after he left, she and Melinda came up with the plan to kill off Nicole’s baby so that Sloan could keep him and pass him off as her adopted baby all along. Leo says his mind is blown then questions why Dimitri didn’t tell him about this before.

Roman asks if the baby finally has a name. Eric introduces him to Jude Roman Brady. Roman feels it has a nice ring to it as Eric has Roman hold Jude for the first time. Roman says he was starting to think he’d never have this again after Rex told him that Victoria wasn’t really his, but he is sure that Jude is Eric’s baby and his grandson.

Nicole questions EJ wanting another baby. EJ clarifies that he’s not saying right away as he realizes there is no replacing the child they just lost, but now thanks to modern medicine, they know that she can carry a baby to term so he sees no reason to give up on her dream. Nicole yells at EJ to stop and declares that it’s over for her forever.

Chanel asks how Johnny is doing. Johnny says he’s fine. Chanel points out that Johnny did lose a baby brother so it’s his pain too. Johnny says he just feels helpless. Chanel hopes that he and Holly can be there for each other since they are both going through this. Johnny questions if she’d be okay with that. Chanel says she’s just glad she was wrong about Holly having feelings for him. Johnny jokes about Chanel being jealous. Chanel is glad that Holly moved on from EJ to Tate which Johnny agrees with. Chanel talks about being all over the place when she was Holly’s age too and encourages that she will get it together. Chanel hopes things work out for Holly and Tate, feeling they are really cute together. Johnny says they are too and kisses Chanel.

Holly argues that Tate knew she only said she liked him so Chanel wouldn’t know she likes Johnny and that he took advantage. Tate admits that he did and offers to say that Brady made them break up, but Holly tells him don’t dare.

EJ apologizes for upsetting Nicole and understands it’s too soon to talk about or even think about. Nicole says this isn’t about timing. Nicole argues that they can’t try and weren’t even trying in the first place. Nicole calls it a miracle that she even got pregnant and says she was a nervous wreck the whole pregnancy. Nicole talks about hearing the baby cry and holding him. Nicole thought she finally broke the curse but cries that she was so wrong. Nicole tells EJ that she will never have his child and if he can’t accept that, then she doesn’t know where to go from here.

Sloan goes to check on the cookies as Eric tells Roman that he’s sorry he didn’t get to meet Jude sooner. Eric mentions that he did stop by the Pub but he doesn’t know where Roman was and then he ran in to Nicole, who wanted to see the baby. Roman knows that had to be tough on her. Eric tells Roman about Nicole’s idea that Jude was her son and that Sloan pulled off some epic baby switch so he agreed to a DNA test to prove it wasn’t true. Eric admits that Sloan kind of freaked out because he didn’t tell her so she thought he was believing the idea that she was a kidnapping nutcase. Roman calls that not a good way to start out parenthood but says things seem fine now. Eric states that Sloan feels better that Nicole has accepted the truth that her baby is dead.

Leo can’t believe Dimitri didn’t tell anyone that Nicole’s baby is still alive when they were almost charged with felony murder and Sloan knew the whole time. Dimitri didn’t feel like pissing off their lawyer was the wise strategy and points out that he has so many other charges against him, so he put all his energy in to freeing Leo. Dimitri explains that they made the deal for Sloan to free Leo while he agreed to keep his mouth shut. Leo points out that now Dimitri has opened his mouth big time. Dimitri tells Leo that it’s now his to use and warns him to use it wisely against Sloan because she will do anything to keep the truth from coming out.

Tate questions Holly being mad that he said they were dating, but now she wants them to date. Holly clarifies that Chanel totally bought the fable that they are together, so she wants her to keep thinking that so she will never see it coming when she swoops in and steals Johnny from her. Tate can’t believe Holly is still on Johnny. Holly asks why he wouldn’t be. Tate calls it a crash and burn since Johnny is in love with someone else. Holly argues that Johnny just needs a little help to see her as a romantic interest and she feels she has the perfect opportunity since Johnny asked her to help him plan his wedding anniversary. Tate questions how that’s going to help her. Holly says that’s where Tate comes in.

Chanel and Johnny kiss in the town square until Johnny asks about coming by later. Chanel mentions that her mom will be home while Johnny says his place is a bit of a funeral at the moment, so Chanel guesses they will have to wait. Johnny asks if she has any plans next weekend. Chanel doesn’t think so and asks why. Johnny informs her that it will be two years since they got married in Italy, so he’s planning something special to celebrate what would be their anniversary. Chanel calls that sweet and asks what he had in mind. Johnny calls it a surprise.

EJ tells Nicole that as much as he would love to have her child, he completely understands her feelings. EJ states that he has two beautiful children and Nicole has the light of her life in Holly and they have each other, so their lives are already full. EJ says he was just trying to make her feel better but he made her feel worse. Nicole wishes there was something that could make them feel better but guesses they will just have to get through this one day at a time. EJ assures that they will together as he kisses and hugs her.

Roman tells Sloan that the cookies are so tasty which she calls so kind, especially after her infamous clam chowder incident. Roman knows he hasn’t been the most supportive when it comes to Sloan’s relationship with Eric, but now they are married and have a child together. Roman adds that Sloan’s miscarriage was devastating and he knows it was her idea to adopt, so now Eric is a father because of her and he’s also very happy which he thanks Sloan for as well. Roman thanks Sloan for bringing so much joy in to Eric’s life.

Leo tells Dimitri that this is a lot. Dimitri knows there are so many options. Leo doesn’t know if he can keep the secret and asks what about EJ and Nicole, mourning a baby who is alive. Dimitri jokes about Leo suddenly developing a conscience. Dimitri declares that he’s given up his freedom for Leo, so he asks him to make the most of it. Leo agrees to try. Dimitri tells Leo to have a wonderful life. Leo says he’s talking like this is some kind of goodbye. Dimitri responds that he just doesn’t know when he’s going to see him again. Leo assures that he will come back. Dimitri wants to make this moment count as they kiss. Leo repeats that he will see him again soon. Dimitri says he knows where to find him as Leo then exits. Dimitri repeats for Leo to have a wonderful life.

Chanel tries to guess Johnny’s surprise but he says he won’t ruin the surprise. Chanel asks for a hint. Johnny tells her that it’s going to be a night that she will never forget as they kiss.

Tate asks Holly what now and complains that this is starting to get old. Holly points out that he agreed to help her break up Chanel and Johnny and that he owes her for the stunt he pulled. Tate asks what she wants him to do. Holly instructs Tate to make sure that Chanel never makes it to the anniversary dinner. Tate feels that’s a big ask and he wants something in return. Holly asks what he wants, so Tate declares that he wants to go on a real date with her.

After Roman leaves, Eric tells Sloan that his dad’s opinion has finally turned the corner on their relationship. Sloan is glad that he’s finally so supportive. Sloan decides that she should get going and tells Eric that Jude will be ready to eat in an hour. Sloan goes to leave but Eric sees he had a voicemail from the attorney that Melinda was dealing with, who says he wanted to apologize for the adoption falling through and them not getting the baby. Eric questions what he’s talking about.

Nicole tells EJ that she’s going to go for a walk. EJ offers to take her out for her favorite meal if she’s up to it which she agrees would be nice and thanks him. EJ decides he will get ready for the day and tells Nicole that he loves her as they kiss. Nicole says she loves him too and picks up EJ’s iPad, saying she missed her daily gossip fix. EJ heads upstairs to get dressed. The doorbell then rings so Nicole answers the door to see Leo, who asks if it’s a bad time.

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Days Update Thursday, December 7, 2023

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Maggie runs in to Konstantin outside of the Pub. Konstantin says he was just getting some fresh air and thanks her for taking care of his expenses at the Salem Inn. Maggie imagines he has a lot on his mind since he’s going back to Greece soon. Konstantin confesses that he cannot go back to Greece which Maggie questions. Konstantin assures it’s not about money and offers to tell her about it over a cup of coffee.

Alex and Theresa sit together in the Brady Pub. Alex asks if he gets credit for making good on his promise to have dinner before sex next time. Theresa admits she hoped for more than burgers and fries. Alex says it’s not his fault that ths Bistro was closed and kisses Theresa, which she says makes up for it. Theresa says given the circumstances, she’s actually having an amazing night and nothing can ruin it. Konstantin then walks in with Maggie.

John goes to see Steve, who says after what went down at Maggie’s on Thanksgiving, Konstantin is even shadier than they thought so they need to step up their investigation before Maggie gets hurt.

Everett sits alone in his room and says he can’t believe it was Chad. Everett remarks that he guesses Chad isn’t quite the man that Stephanie thinks he is.

Stephanie finds Chad in the town square. Chad says he was just about to send her a text. Stephanie asks if it was about how he secretly bought the Spectator just to fire Everett. Chad questions why he would fire Everett. Stephanie says now that he owns half the paper, he could and he wanted him out of her life without giving a damn about how he did it, even if it was amoral and underhanded. Stephanie asks if he’s really going to deny it. Chad knows she’s upset. Stephanie responds that she’s more than upset, she is appalled. Stephanie explains that after Xander told Everett that he had nothing to do with his firing, Everett called Gwen, who wouldn’t tell him who she sold to, so he did some digging and came up with a shell company that happened to be owned by Chad. Chad then admits that it’s true that he fired Everett.

Rafe and Jada lay in bed together after having sex. Jada jokes about Rafe keeping her warm and suggests he stay the night. Rafe says as tempting as that sounds, he forgot his extra shaving kit at the police station. Jada says she’ll have to get him another kit to keep there. Rafe then invites Jada to move in with him.

Maggie greets Alex and Theresa. Alex claims they were just on their way out. Maggie points out that they haven’t finished their meal. Alex says they realized they have something better at home. Alex and Theresa go to rush out but Konstantin stops them and tells Theresa that there is something he needs to stay to her.

John asks Steve what Konstantin said when he confronted him about what they found in Greece. Steve says Konstantin did a lot of tap dancing to make himself sympathetic. Steve tells him what Konstantin told Maggie about the table cloth. John asks about the loan that Victor never forgave. Steve says that Konstantin claimed he didn’t want Maggie to think ill of Victor. John questions Maggie buying that and asks if Konstantin admitted to having something to do with the kidnapping of Sarah’s baby. Steve explains that Konstantin claimed the Greek mafia took the baby as a payback for a loan which John laughs at. John asks how they are going to pin Konstantin down. Steve thinks the only way to do that is to prove that he faked Victoria’s kidnapping.

Konstantin tells Theresa that he just wanted to apologize for accusing her of only being involved with Alex for his money as it was a stupid thing to say. Theresa points out that he already apologized. Konstantin says that after Maggie spoke so highly of Theresa, he realized his error in judgment and asks if Theresa can find it in her heart to forgive him.

John tells Steve that if Konstantin arranged Victoria’s kidnapping, he had to have help. They agree that if they can find out who, then the whole plan unravels. They talk about how they couldn’t have gotten far if Konstantin chased them down. They decide on checking the security cameras from around the Kiriakis Mansion.

Theresa tells Konstantin that she can’t stay mad at him after an apology like that and forgives him. Konstantin says he’s grateful as Theresa agrees to let bygones be bygones. Theresa appreciates Konstantin understanding that she’s not a gold digger and remarks that she’s sure they can say the same about him.

Jada questions if Rafe would rather have her move in to his house. Rafe says it would be nice to have privacy since every time he leaves Jada’s room, Roman’s down at the Pub and he feels like he knows exactly what they were doing. Rafe adds that Harris is living above the Pub now too, so he feels that when he goes to work, everyone is privy to their business. Jada questions Rafe being serious.

Stephanie is glad that Chad finally confessed but she still doesn’t understand why Chad would secretly buy the paper just to fire Everett. Chad responds that he’s a jealous idiot and they were fighting because she had just taken Everett on as a client and it was obvious to him that he was moving in on her. Stephanie complains that Everett just made a smart business decision. Chad argues that they both know Everett was trying to reel her in, so he decided to try and stop it. Stephanie asks if she’s just a fickle, shallow person who gets easily reeled in and isn’t loyal. Chad says she knows he doesn’t think that. Stephanie feels he obviously doesn’t trust her. Chad responds that he doesn’t trust Everett. Stephanie complains that Chad pulled the same pathetic, jealous moves with Alex and that he almost cost her a job. Stephanie adds that at least Chad talked to Alex but calls what he did to Everett sneaky, mean, and unforgivable. Chad argues that she doesn’t understand that he did it for them because they were having an issues and Everett was just causing problems. Stephanie complains that Chad is fine having her as his live in girlfriend but not his wife because that’s too much of a commitment. Stephanie then remarks that at least Everett was willing to marry her which Chad questions. Stephanie says she shouldn’t have brought it up since it’s not relevant but Chad says it is to him. Chad asks if Everett proposed while they were together. Stephanie reveals that he planned to. Chad asks if he told her that recently then. Stephanie explains that she found a ring box in his bag while at his office and when she asked about it, he admitted that it was for her because he was going to propose before the accident. Chad notes her not mentioning they were that serious which Stephanie says she didn’t know. Stephanie calls it ironic that the guy who ghosted her wanted to marry her while the guy she’s living with now does not. Chad asks if she’s saying she wanted to marry Everett. Stephanie says that’s not what she is saying at all and asks why he would think that. Chad argues that she’s saying it like she would’ve said yes if he proposed. Stephanie asks why it matters since he didn’t propose so it’s not relevant. Chad complains that it’s relevant to him. Stephanie argues that she was making a point that Everett was willing to commit to her instead of searching his soul to try and figure out if he loved her enough. Stephanie then storms off.

Rafe questions if Jada thought he was joking when he asked her to move in. Jada admits that she did. Rafe asks if she thinks it’s impulsive or too soon. Jada admits she kind of does as she didn’t think they were there yet. Rafe says he’s been thinking about it for awhile since Gabi’s been gone, so he has the whole house to himself now. Rafe thought it would be nice to share it with someone that he loves. Jada admits it’s tempting but she hasn’t lived with someone in a really long time so it’s a really big step for her. Rafe asks about her living with someone before which Jada confirms was her ex-husband.

Alex and Theresa go home. Alex promises next time they are going to the Bistro, but points out that if they didn’t go to the Pub, they wouldn’t have ran in to Konstantin and Maggie. Theresa questions that being a good thing and remarks that she could’ve lived without it. Alex acknowledges that Konstantin at least had the decency to apologize. Theresa says that’s assuming he was sincere but questions Konstantin giving her the benefit of the doubt. Alex asks what other reason he would have to apologize. Theresa suggests he could be trying to score points with Maggie.

Maggie tells Konstantin that it was very gracious of him to apologize to Theresa. Konstantin calls it very unfair of him to accuse Theresa of only staying with Alex for his money, since as she pointed out that someone could say the same about him with Maggie.

John and Steve talk about the kidnapper leaving the Kiriakis Mansion and where they would’ve gone next. Steve looks up security footage on his laptop from a bank near the park. Steve declares that he thinks they found their culprit. They find the security footage and zooms in but the image is grainy. John suggests calling the bank to get the raw footage. Steve worries that they wouldn’t be happy that they tapped in to their feed, so he thinks he has a better idea.

Alex questions Theresa thinking that Konstantin’s apology was all for show. Theresa points out that Maggie is very forgiving and would appreciate him giving her the benefit of the doubt. Theresa feels it’s the perfect angle if he’s making a play for Maggie. Theresa adds that Maggie is a wealthy widow and he wouldn’t be the first to try. Alex talks about being unable to get a good read on Konstantin and says he liked him well enough in Greece. Theresa reminds him of the horrible things he said about her. Alex points out that he apologized but agrees that maybe he needs to keep a better eye on him. Theresa decides maybe she’s just overreacting and she’s been known to hold a grudge. Alex worries about the possibility of Konstantin scamming Maggie for money and asks how low you can go.

Maggie asks why Konstantin would say something like that when he hasn’t gone after her money and she’s willingly paying off his debt. Maggie reminds him that she needs to keep her distance from him for the sake of her family because of the danger that his life is in and she needs to keep her family safe. Maggie adds that even though Konstantin has made some very bad decisions in his life, she doesn’t think of him as a gold digger at all. Konstantin responds that he appreciates that more than she knows. Konstantin insists that he’s not a gold digger, but a survivor.

Rafe acknowledges that Jada never really talked about her marriage. Jada feels they don’t need to talk about it now but Rafe wants to get to know her better which means hearing about her past. Jada admits that Rafe asking her to live with him brought back a lot of memories of the night that her ex-husband proposed to her. Jada explains how he was planning it for months but it didn’t go exactly as planned. Jada calls it a night to remember and says they were intense, but they were good together as she thought it was going to last forever.

Chad goes to Everett’s room at the Salem Inn. Everett asks what he can do for him. Chad responds that he knows he found out that he’s the one who fired him which Everett confirms. Everett says that means their business is concluded but Chad says it’s not. Chad reveals that he’s here to offer him his job back. Everett asks what the catch is. Chad wants him to answer one question truthfully. Chad asks if Everett is in Salem to get Stephanie back. Everett admits that he is, that he loves her and that he wants her back in his life. Chad appreciates his honesty and then walks away.

Rafe tells Jada that he understands how she feels as marriage is supposed to be forever. Rafe mentions having high hopes of that when he got married, all three times. Rafe tells Jada that she doesn’t have to answer moving in with him now as it’s just something in his head and he’s more than happy to keep coming to her room here above the Pub, unless she changes her mind. Jada jokes about that meaning Rafe having to do the walk of shame every morning he stays over. Rafe decides he doesn’t care if Roman, Harris, or anyone else knows as long as he gets to be with her. Rafe tells Jada to take her time deciding on whether to move in with him or not which she agrees to do. Jada adds that just because things ended with her husband, it doesn’t mean she doesn’t still believe in love as she believes that finding the right person can actually be forever. Rafe says he believes that too. Jada tells Rafe that she’s very grateful that she found him and that she’s in love and very lucky. Rafe feels he’s the lucky one as they kiss.

Konstantin tells Maggie that she’s probably tired of hearing about his friendship with Victor. Maggie says not at all as it warms her heart to hear what Victor was like when he was a young man. Konstantin talks about knowing Victor when he had nothing and watched him fight for everything. Konstantin says Victor also owed money but found his way and became a successful businessman. Konstantin calls him a self made man. Maggie then reminds Konstantin why he won’t be returning to Greece. Konstantin claims that he doesn’t want to burden her but Maggie insists. Konstantin says he made a few calls and made it clear to his contact that he would pay the debt in full thanks to Maggie. Maggie asks if the Greek mafia agreed to stop coming after him. Konstantin responds that they did on the condition that he never goes back to Greece or else he’s dead.

Steve suggests to John that they send the security image to Shane and that the ISA will be happy to put Konstantin away if he’s the con artist that they think. John says he has to go pick up food for Marlena and tells Steve to let him know what he finds out. Steve hopes that Shane can give them the identity of the kidnapper.

Alex tells Theresa that the housekeeper came by today and he told her to focus primarily on his bedroom which she calls good news. Alex assures that it’s very clean for now, so maybe she’d want to try out his bed sheets. Theresa responds that she’s actually really comfortable here on the couch. Alex reminded her that she said next time she wanted the bed. Theresa says she changed her mind and they start kissing.

Maggie questions the mafia not letting Konstantin go back to Greece. Konstantin tells her not to worry as he is not her responsibility and she has done all she can, so he is more grateful to her than words can express. John then enters the Pub and heads to the counter. Konstantin tells Maggie that her generosity will allow him to stay at the Salem Inn for a little while as he works things out. Maggie asks if he has any idea of where he will go next. Konstantin admits he doesn’t know yet but says his VISA will not allow him to stay in the country much longer. Maggie asks if he can extend it. Konstantin says he’d have to get a job and a work VISA or if he marries a US citizen.

Steve calls Shane and thanks him as finding the identity of the kidnapper will go a long way in proving Konstantin is not who he says he is. Steve says he will send him the image now and to hit him back as soon as he finds something.

After having sex on the couch, Alex goes to take the trash out. Alex runs in to Chad in the hall and says that Stephanie came by and left her key which she asked him to return to Chad.

Stephanie shows up at Steve’s door with her bags packed. Steve questions what’s going on. Stephanie reveals that she moved out of her and Chad’s place and hoped she could stay with him for a little while.

Everett pulls out his engagement ring for Stephanie and declares that maybe now he has a second chance to put a ring on her finger.

Rafe and Jada kiss in bed until Rafe decides he’s going to take a shower. Jada talks about enjoying the night they had and just being with him. Rafe jokes about having to borrow her robe as being another reason that she should move in with him. After Rafe goes to shower, Jada grabs her phone and takes photos of their Christmas tree. Jada then looks at a photo on her phone, revealing that her ex-husband is Everett!

Everett remains in his room, looking at the engagement ring.

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Days Update Wednesday, December 6, 2023

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Wendy comes home, surprising Tripp as he thought he was picking her up from the airport. Wendy says her flight got in early so she just took a ride share. Tripp feels bad that he couldn’t go with her to Hong Kong. Wendy understands that he had an obligation to his patients and says he was with her in spirit. Tripp knows how difficult it must’ve been at Li’s memorial. Wendy says it turned out to be a small family thing. Wendy knows Li was screwed up and made some terrible mistakes and cries that it’s too late for him to get the right help as Tripp hugs her.

Harris and Ava kiss at the Bistro. Harris asks where they should have their first date. Ava mentions Wendy coming home from her trip so her place won’t work. Harris suggests the Bistro since it’s private and shut down for awhile. Ava calls that a great idea and offers to make them dinner but Harris decides that with her permission, he’d like to be the one to make dinner. Ava laughs at the idea but Harris insists he’s a pretty good cook and offers to make seafood linguini. Ava calls that very ambitious. Harris asks if Stefan will mind him messing around the kitchen. Ava thinks back to Stefan talking to her about wanting to kill Clyde. Ava assures Harris that Stefan won’t mind him using the kitchen as he’s got more pressing issues on his mind right now..

Stefan walks through the town square and calls Vivian, leaving a message saying he needs her help and he doesn’t want to get in to details until they can actually talk but it’s urgent. Stefan says he knows it’s late in Alamainia but this can’t wait. Stefan hangs up and remarks that Clyde threatened his wife, so the bastard needs to die. Chad then appears and asks Stefan who he wants dead.

Everett is in his room at the Salem Inn and receives a call back from Gwen. He thanks her for getting back to him as he hopes she might reconsider her decision to fire him. Everett notes that Xander said it was Gwen’s decision because she owns half the newspaper. She then reveals that she no longer owns it which he questions.

Wendy tells Tripp that her father could be pretty harsh on Li and they didn’t always get along, but Li was his only son and he loved him. Wendy adds that her father wouldn’t let anyone comfort him and just suffers quietly on his own. Wendy thinks he feels very guilty about the way things ended between him and Li. Wendy states that he was so angry about Li for losing his DiMera shares and they never had a chance to reconcile, all because of Gabi. Wendy questions why Gabi had to kill Li. Tripp points out that at least Gabi is behind bars. Wendy mentions that she’s not convicted yet and she hates to wish ill on anyone, but she’ll never get over the loss of her brother. Wendy declares that the only way she will feel Li’s death is avenged is if Gabi is put away for good.

At the police station, Rafe tells Jada that Gabi will be happy to hear that Dimitri is paying for his crimes. Jada still can’t believe Dimitri turned himself in to save Leo. Rafe comments on it being true love. Jada questions how long that will last while Dimitri is behind bars. Paulina then arrives and says she’s glad someone is behind bars as she questions letting a drug dealer go. Rafe apologizes but says they had no choice since the evidence went missing. Paulina doesn’t understand how evidence just disappears.

Stephanie goes to see Everett and asks if it’s a bad time. Everett says not at all. She says she wanted to see him in person because she got really good news to share with him which Everett says he could use. Stephanie tells him that she and Chad feel awful about him getting fired, so after thinking about it, Chad called Jack and Jennifer, who own a newspaper in Boston. Stephanie informs him that they said they would be happy to hire him and agreed that Gwen made a terrible mistake in firing him. Everett calls that very generous of Jack and Jennifer and notes that he might have to take them up on that, but reveals that Gwen is not the one who fired him. Everett explains that he just spoke to Gwen on the phone and she said she recently sold her half of the paper but she wouldn’t say to whom. Everett declares that whoever bought her half is the one that wanted him gone and he’s going to find out who that is.

Rafe tells Paulina that they are still not sure how the evidence went missing but they are looking at security protocols to make sure nothing like this ever happens again. Paulina doesn’t mean to be harsh but calls it a pretty big screw up. Jada assures that they are very upset about it too. Paulina worries about drug business picking up in Salem. Rafe insists that they are not giving up and if there is a new drug cartel in Salem, they will find it and shut it down. Paulina says she hopes so as she then gets a call and steps away to answer. Rafe tells Jada that he knew Paulina would be upset about this. Jada wonders if it’s her fault that the evidence went missing since she was in the evidence room and thinks she saw the drugs there and worries that it’s possible she forgot to lock the door, questioning how else it could’ve happened. Rafe reminds Jada that Harris’ keys went missing, so there’s a good chance someone used them to get in there.

Harris informs Ava that dinner is almost ready. Ava asks where he learned it from. Harris says it was from a cookbook and he perfected it while in the navy. Ava jokes that she takes her pasta seriously and won’t cut him any slack just for saving her life once. Harris mentions not wanting to make any mistakes. Ava jokes that as their first date, their entire relationship could depend on it. Harris says he’s going to go make sure he times it right then.

Stefan tells Chad that he doesn’t understand. Chad asks if he was talking about EJ, guessing he wants to kill him for prosecuting Gabi. Stefan asks what he expects when EJ is charging Gabi with a murder she didn’t commit. Chad argues that Gabi was caught with a bloody knife. Stefan insists that she was set up. Chad asks by who. Stefan says if he knew the answer to that, she would be set free. Chad brings up Li pointing the finger at Gabi in his dying breath. Stefan argues that Li was dying and didn’t know what the hell he was talking about. Chad says he knows he didn’t mean it literally about killing EJ, but he doesn’t know why Stefan is so angry at EJ since it’s not his job to prove her innocence. Stefan explains that he’s just worried about his wife being in prison since the last time she was there, she was beaten within inches of her life. Stefan doesn’t expect Chad to care but Chad assures that despite their problems, he doesn’t want anything bad to happen to Gabi or EJ. Stefan states that he’s not going to murder EJ and admits he’s just desperate to keep Gabi safe. Stefan calls Gabi the most important person in his world and he knows she’s suffering in prison. Stefan just wants this nightmare to be over and declares that he would do anything to make that happen. Chad says he can understand his willingness to do anything for Gabi, admitting that he’s gone to extremes in the past for love. Stefan remarks that it’s good to know that he’s not alone in going to extremes for love. Stefan tells Chad that he can’t stop there and asks what exactly he did.

Stephanie questions if Xander didn’t tell Everett who owns half the Spectator. Everett says that he was cagey about it before, so he doesn’t imagine he would tell him now. Stephanie asks how he’s going to find out. Everett responds that he’s an investigative journalist and that’s what he does. Everett opens up his laptop and says he was thinking that there must be a public record of the sale transaction which means they must be able to find that record somewhere. Stephanie asks if there’s anything she can do for help. Everett says if she’s up for it, she can make some phone calls when he pulls up some numbers for the city. Stephanie says she would be happy to find the jerk who fired him and get his job back…

Tripp guesses Wendy is not too hungry but brings her some food. Wendy acknowledges that he’s going through a tough time, worrying about his mom. Tripp responds that Ava is actually doing okay since EJ decided not to press charges on the death of Gil. Wendy says Ava must still be traumatized from Gil trying to assault her. Tripp says Ava is acting all tough about it, but he knows she’s really fragile as it shook her badly, so he is worried about her. Wendy declares that they will look out for her. Tripp thanks her for being so nice about his mom and everything. Tripp adds that Harris has been there for Ava too. Wendy asks if they are officially together now. Tripp thinks it’s heading that way. Tripp knows he was down on Harris at first, but he did help Ava out of the murder charge which had him thinking that Harris really is on Ava’s side and she needs someone like that, so he hopes it works out for them.

Ava and Harris have dinner. Harris asks for her verdict. Ava responds that since it wasn’t made by an Italian, she tells him job well done which relieves Harris. Ava talks about Harris usually being so self assured and confident and jokes about him being human. Harris brings up losing his keys. Ava thought they weren’t going to talk about that. Harris worries about someone using them to steal the evidence. Ava points out that he doesn’t know that while Harris feels it’s the only reasonable explanation. Ava insists that he is an asset to the police department and that there will be plenty of opportunities for him to make up for this. Harris admits he knows one way that he can. Harris brings up that Paulina said there’s an increase in recent drug activity through Salem and she suspects a new drug cartel. Harris vows to make it his mission to take it down.

Paulina tells Rafe to let her know immediately if he gets any new information on the drug ring. Rafe agrees to do his damndest to take care of this problem. Rafe brings up his late sister, Arianna, trying to take down a drug cartel herself so he’d like to think he’s taking up this mantle in her honor. Paulina is sure that he will do them proud and tells them to have a good night as she exits the station. Jada tells Rafe that they are both off the clock and suggests they leave and look at the drug ring with fresh eyes. Rafe agrees and they exit.

Stefan asks Chad what drastic thing he did in the name of love. Chad thinks back to buying half of the Spectator from Gwen to fire Everett. Chad then tells Stefan that he pulled a gun on Clyde when he found out that he murdered Abigail and he would’ve killed him if he hadn’t got the best of him. Stefan responds that he wishes he had killed him. Chad questions why he said it like it was personal when as far as he knows, Stefan never had any involvement with Clyde.

Stephanie makes calls but tells Everett that all the offices seemed to have closed, so they probably won’t hear anything back until tomorrow. Stephanie brings Everett diet cola and salted almonds. Everett comments on her remembering his favorites. They talk about not coming up with anything yet. Everett wonders if he’s looking at the wrong database but then finds something that tells him who bought the Spectator.

Wendy thanks Tripp for making her a sandwich. Tripp reveals that he’s been thinking maybe they should move out of this apartment since a lot of bad things have happened there recently. Wendy points out that a lot of good things happened too and she has wonderful memories of living with Li. Wendy adds that coming home actually made her feel closer to Li. Wendy still can’t believe that Li is gone. Wendy talks about looking at old photos of them and reading old e-mails he sent while on her flight back. Tripp tells Wendy that if the place makes her feel closer to Li, then they will stay. Tripp adds that it’s also the place where they fell in love, joking that it actually goes back to when he and Joey were competing for her attention in Hong Kong. Wendy jokes about beating them in poker. Tripp blames being distracted by his dad missing and suggests they have a rematch. Wendy thinks that will cheer her up a little, so she agrees.

Ava tells Harris that it’s too dangerous and she’s scared of him getting hurt. Harris appreciates her concern but assures that he can handle himself and the ones that should be scared are the people running drugs through Salem.

Rafe and Jada go back to her room with a small Christmas tree which they decide to decorate together. Jada calls it nice to have time to themselves. Rafe agrees that they haven’t had a chance to do it in awhile due to being so busy at work. Rafe still can’t believe they had to let the drug dealer go. Jada reminds him that they are not giving up and plan to find the kingpin to take down the whole operation.

Stefan claims Chad is right that he doesn’t have any involvement with Clyde and doesn’t even know the guy, but he did care for Abigail. Chad doesn’t want to hear that and brings up Stefan knowing she was mentally ill. Stefan calls it the biggest regret of his life but says that doesn’t mean he didn’t care for her or that he doesn’t want to see Clyde punished for robbing Chad’s children of their mother. Stefan declares that Clyde should be burning in Hell where he can’t harm another innocent life. Chad states that they don’t see eye to eye on much, but they agree on that.

Everett gets a name of the company that bought the Spectator, Flynn Industries, and tries to figure out who owns it but nothing comes up so he wonders if it could be a shell company. Stephanie says if that’s the case, the whole thing could be shadier than they thought. Everett acknowledges that investigating shell companies can be a long, complicated process. Stephanie reveals that she has a shortcut and declares that her uncle Shane is the director of the ISA, so if anyone can get them a quick answer, it’s him. Stephanie then calls Shane and asks for a favor.

Rafe and Jada agree that their Christmas tree turned out better than they thought. Jada toasts to a festive holiday season. Rafe states that she’s way more in to Christmas than he thought. Jada calls it one of her favorite holidays and turns on her Christmas lights in the room. Rafe calls it nice and romantic as they kiss onto the bed.

Wendy beats Tripp at poker. She thanks him for cheering her up and finding a way to take her mind off of being sad. Tripp asks if there’s any other way that he can cheer her up as they kiss. Wendy says she was looking forward to being in his arms on the whole way home. Wendy tells Tripp that she needs him so much as they continue kissing.

Harris feels he ruined the mood by talking about work and jokes that Ava said their whole relationship is riding on the first date. Ava assures that she was kidding. Harris still wants to correct course. Harris then turns on music and asks her to dance which she agrees to and they kiss.

Chad tells Stefan that he’s going to pick up dinner from the Bistro. Stefan informs him that it’s actually closed since the owner met an untimely demise. Chad says he forgot about that and that it sucks because it’s Stephanie’s favorite place. Chad asks if it’s closed for good. Stefan then reveals that it’s not because he bought it. Chad questions Stefan buying a restaurant and not having enough on his plate at DiMera. Stefan claims he couldn’t pass up a good investment. Chad questions Stefan buying a shiny new eatery while his wife is facing a life sentence and feels it doesn’t add up. Stefan calls it a great distraction. Stefan then gets a call and walks away.

Stephanie hopes it won’t be long before Shane e-mails with a name. Stephanie mentions that Chad is picking up dinner, so she should probably get going. Everett thanks her for her help and says it means a lot as they hug. Stephanie tells him to keep her updated. Everett then gets an e-mail from Shane. Stephanie asks what it is. Everett claims that Shane couldn’t come up with anything but Stephanie doesn’t believe him, pointing out that Shane is a super spy. Everett tells Stephanie that it’s none of her concern. Stephanie tells him to just show her or else she’ll just call Shane. Everett then shows Stephanie the e-mail and she is shocked to discover that it was Chad.

Rafe and Jada lay in bed after having sex. Jada feels this is going to be the best Christmas ever because she’s with him. Rafe says he feels the same and tells Jada that he loves her. Jada says she loves him too as they kiss.

Tripp and Wendy go to the bedroom and continue kissing as they begin to undress and have sex.

Harris cleans up the dishes after dinner and offers to walk Ava home but Ava says she has a few more things to wrap up at the Bistro. Harris offers to wait but she says that’s not necessary. Ava thanks him for a wonderful first date. Harris asks if that means there will be a second date. Ava responds by kissing him which Harris calls a great answer. Ava agrees. Harris tells her to text him when she gets home and says goodnight as he then exits.

Stefan walks past the Pub as he gets a call back from Vivian. Stefan informs Vivian that Clyde is threatening to kill Gabi, so he needs her to have Ivan take him out. Vivian says no. Stefan argues that she’s in Alamainia so they can’t arrest her there. Stefan complains that she doesn’t understand that this affects him too since Clyde is using his love for Gabi to get him to run drugs for him. Stefan says he can’t just stop loving Gabi. Stefan then angrily declares that he will find a way to eliminate Clyde himself and thanks her for nothing as he hangs up.

Everett sits alone in his room and says he can’t believe it was Chad. Everett remarks that he guesses Chad isn’t quite the man that Stephanie thinks he is.

Stephanie finds Chad in the town square. Chad says he was just about to send her a text. Stephanie asks if it was about how he secretly bought the Spectator just to fire Everett.

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Days Update Tuesday, December 5, 2023

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Update written by Joseph

Ava sits at the Bistro until Stefan startles her. Ava questions how he got in since the Bistro has been closed since Gil died. Stefan informs her that Clyde made sure he had the keys to the kingdom and reveals that Clyde wants the Bistro back open ASAP. Stefan adds that’s not happening because he’s not moving Clyde’s drug money through the Bistro. Ava remarks that at least Clyde isn’t having them sell drugs. Stefan questions if she’s saying just laundering the money is cool. Ava clarifies that she hates having any involvement in it but questions what choice they have. Stefan declares that the only way out of this mess is to kill Clyde.

Rafe goes to the police station and asks Harris about EJ cutting a deal with Leo Stark. Harris responds that he doesn’t have the details but reveals that Dimitri just showed up to turn himself in which surprises Rafe.

In the interrogation room, Leo signs his deal with EJ. Leo asks if that means he’s free to go. EJ says once his boyfriend shows up which he doubts. Dimitri then arrives as Leo comments on EJ having little faith. Dimitri announces that he’s here to turn himself in, so EJ has to let Leo go.

Eric enters Kayla’s office with the baby, surprised to see Sloan. Sloan declares that she had to come here because he has to put a stop to this immediately. Nicole points out that Sloan is refusing to go along with this because she knows the truth is coming out. Sloan complains that she never gave her consent to put their baby through a DNA test. Eric tells Sloan that he’s sorry but it’s a little too late for that as he’s got the test results right here. Nicole suggests opening them right now to prove that child is her son.

Rafe questions Dimitri turning himself in. Harris tells him that he said it was all for love. Rafe calls that a win. Harris hopes that gives Gabi peace of mind, knowing that the guy who tried to kill her is going to be put away. Rafe adds that it will also put a dent in their case clearance rate. Rafe informs Harris that the 5 kilos they seized were stolen from the evidence room. Harris asks if he thinks it was someone from the inside. Rafe says that’s obviously the first concern, especially with drugs, as there was no sign of forced entry. Rafe suggests maybe it wasn’t a cop and that he can’t help but think it might have had something to do with Harris’ keys going missing.

Ava questions Stefan wanting to kill Clyde Weston. Stefan brings up Ava being in the mob and asks when she gets squeamish about taking somebody out. Ava reminds him that she just did someone in. Ava brings up when Jake DiMera worked for their family, he was the last person they sent out. Stefan argues that he’s not his brother and he will do anything and everything to keep his wife safe. Stefan states that Clyde threatened his wife and he would say he’ll live to regret that but he won’t. Ava agrees that she would do anything to protect her son but feels that taking out Clyde from the outside would be damn near impossible. Stefan asks who said it would be from the outside. Stefan suggests he go to the prison to let Clyde know they disposed of the evidence. Ava asks if he’s just going to shoot him. Stefan says if meets up with somebody on the inside, he does the job for them and their hands stay clean. Stefan reveals that he has somebody in mind.

Dimitri tells EJ to release Leo but EJ says he’s not going to release either of them. EJ asks why he should when he has them both now. Leo argues that they had a deal. EJ rips up the paper and says not anymore. EJ declares that he’s going to prosecute the hell out of them for the death of his son. Leo points out that he just dropped the felony murder charge. EJ responds that he has a long list of charges that he can file against both of them.

Nicole orders Eric to open the envelope. Sloan argues that she never agreed to this so it’s not right. Eric argues that if she wasn’t running out the door, he would’ve explained things to her. Sloan complains of taking the baby out in to the cold and exposing him to hospital germs because Nicole is refusing to accept reality. Nicole argues that it’s a simple test and it’s already been done. Nicole says it’s so obvious why Sloan is freaking out and that she can see the fear in her eyes. Nicole declares that the truth is about to come out and show that it is her baby.

Ava assumes Stefan has a lot of friends in prison. Stefan says just Vivian’s henchman, who helped her bury people alive. Stefan adds that it’s not exactly outside of his area of expertise and Ivan will do anything to keep Vivian happy. Stefan says all he has to do is make a phone call to Alamainia which is Vivian’s home country. Stefan states that Vivian won’t be returning to Salem any time soon but she won’t hesitate to call Ivan to eliminate Clyde. Ava responds that she doesn’t like the plan and thinks it’s a big mistake.

Rafe brings up that Harris had a copy of the evidence room key on his keychain which Harris confirms. Rafe notes that the drugs would be missing at the same time as his keys. Rafe suggests maybe someone lifted the keys, who wasn’t a cop and didn’t have access to the evidence room. Rafe states that this means the case will likely be thrown out and the drug dealer will be back on the streets.

Dimitri argues that EJ can’t do this as the deal was signed. EJ points out that he didn’t sign it while Dimitri says that doesn’t matter as it’s legally binding. Leo points out that Dimitri went to law school. Dimitri argues that Leo has met the stipulations and hasn’t done anything wrong. EJ points out that Leo helped Dimitri flee the district. Dimitri argues that he’s here now and tells EJ to take him or he’ll make sure he leaves with nothing.

Sloan complains that she doesn’t have to take this from Nicole and she’s taking her baby. Eric stops her and says they’ll just open the envelope and put everybody at ease. Sloan says fine and tells him to go ahead. Nicole then opens the envelope and reads that the DNA analysis reveals there is not a match. Nicole doesn’t understand as she is sure that the baby is her baby. Sloan says she tried to tell her. Eric says he’s sorry but Nicole questions if he really is. Kayla enters and apologizes for the delay. Eric says it’s okay as they opened the envelope and got the results without her. Kayla is sure they didn’t want to wait any longer and asks if there’s anything she can explain further. Sloan calls it self explanatory while Nicole questions if Kayla is sure there wasn’t a mistake and that she tested the baby’s DNA against her DNA. Kayla responds that they actually didn’t.

Ava tells Stefan that she wants Clyde off their backs as much as he does, but she’s not sure this is going to work out like he thinks because Clyde has a huge network of people that work for him. Ava feels those people could still come after them if he takes Clyde out. Stefan argues that they won’t because Clyde is the head of the operation, so without him, the threat is eliminated. Ava sees his point but wouldn’t count on a washed up valet being able to take out Clye. Ava worries that if Ivan screws up, they are screwed and Tripp and Gabi will be dead. Ava states that Clyde needs to keep his operation running and he won’t hurt Gabi or Tripp as long as they keep him happy. Stefan feels that’s a hell of a gamble and that Clyde’s demands are going to get more unreasonable. Stefan worries that as long as Gabi is in prison, she is not safe. Stefan says he is focused on getting Gabi out, but as long as Clyde is involved, they’ll be looking over their shoulders for the rest of their lives. Ava reluctantly agrees and declares that they need to come up with another way to get rid of Clyde.

EJ questions Dimitri planning to make sure he gets nothing when he already has him. Dimitri points out that he’s not under arrest and hasn’t confessed or signed anything. EJ reminds him that he’s in the middle of a police station, surrounded by cops, so he can’t just stroll out. Dimitri calls it highly unlikely that EJ can make this case stick without a confession. Dimitri tells EJ to just handcuff him now, accept what he’s offering him, and take the win.

Harris tells Rafe that he just started the job, so he would feel awful if the dealer went free because of his screw up. Rafe jokes that he’s going to take his badge and suspend him, then tells Harris to stop beating himself up as they don’t know anything for sure. Rafe suggests focusing on the positive that they got Dimitri. Harris agrees that’s a big fish. Rafe wonders what is taking so long. EJ comes out of the interrogation room and tells Rafe to go book Dimitri.

Nicole questions Kayla not testing the baby’s DNA against her DNA. Kayla clarifies that the lab couldn’t get enough DNA off of Nicole’s toothbrush, so one of the lab techs pointed out that they still had a sample from EJ so they used that instead. Sloan reminds Nicole that there was no question that EJ was the father of her baby, so it doesn’t matter if they used her DNA or his. Sloan adds that if it was their baby, the results would’ve come back positive. Nicole cries that she was sure and asks how she could be so wrong. Eric repeats that he’s so sorry but Nicole yells at him to stop saying he’s sorry because he knew he’d be taking the baby home and just did this test to appease her. Nicole angrily congratulates the new parents and then tearfully says goodbye to the baby before storming out of the office.

Stefan asks if Ava has any other ways to get rid of Clyde. Ava is surprised he doesn’t, feeling the DiMeras would have someone better positioned than Vivian’s henchman. Stefan explains that he’s never been involved in that part of the business, so anyone affiliated would be involved with EJ which is too risky. Ava asks if Vivian has anyone else. Stefan asks about Ava’s connections since she ran an entire crime syndicate. Ava reminds him that she walked away from all that to prove to her son that she was turning her life around. Stefan asks how that’s going now that Clyde has her doing all of his dirty work. Harris arrives and asks if he’s interrupting something. Stefan claims he was just filling Ava in that he purchased the Bistro and some of the changes he wanted implemented. Harris thought Stefan would be running DiMera Enterprises. Stefan says he won’t be running the Bistro as that’s what Ava is for. Stefan claims he scooped up the Bistro really cheap after the former owner died and he loves the food. Harris asks how Ava feels about that. Stefan says she doesn’t have any say. Ava says she doesn’t have a problem. Harris asks if she can quit if she feels not treated right. Ava responds that she won’t quit but hopes that Stefan won’t take any risks out the gate that they both might regret.

Rafe handcuffs Dimitri and tells Leo that he’s free to go. Leo asks for a chance to say goodbye. Rafe gets a text so he gives Leo five minutes and exits the room. Leo hugs Dimitri and talks about his sacrifice and how he loves him so much. Leo can’t believe Dimitri would do this for him. Dimitri admits that he almost didn’t.

EJ goes home to Nicole at the DiMera Mansion. EJ informs Nicole that he had to let Leo go, but the good news is that Dimitri has turned himself in. EJ adds that he had to drop the felony charges but Dimitri is still going away for a very long time. EJ knows it won’t bring their baby back but at least someone will answer for what happened. Nicole responds that she doesn’t care because she thought their baby was alive but now she knows he is not and she has no choice but to accept it.

As Eric and Sloan return home, Eric notes that the baby is still sleeping and asks if Sloan is mad. Sloan confirms that she is and questions why the hell Eric would humor Nicole and allowing her to think there was a possible truth to her pathetic fantasy that their adopted son was her baby. Sloan adds that would mean she was some depraved baby snatcher who took the baby from Nicole’s arms and questions if Eric thinks that’s true. Eric says of course not, at least not until Sloan freaked out about him having the test results and remarks that it was almost like Sloan was hiding something. Sloan can’t believe he’s accusing her of hiding something and calls that really hurtful. Eric apologizes and says she’s obviously upset with him. Sloan confirms that she is and argues that if anyone was hiding anything, it’s Eric doing a DNA test without her knowledge. Eric insists that he was trying to tell her but she had to rush out because of her client. Sloan remembers her client while the baby wakes up crying so Eric goes to check on him. Sloan grabs her phone and calls Rafe to check in. Sloan thanks him and calls it a relief as she hangs up. Sloan then informs Eric that Dimitri turned himself in, so Leo is free. Eric calls that great news and congratulates her. Eric apologizes about the DNA test and says he just thought they could help Nicole find closure so they could all move on. Sloan sees now that Eric was right and apologizes for overreacting. Sloan decides it’s actually better this way as Nicole can finally accept that he’s their baby. Eric points out that they can’t keep calling him their baby, so he thinks it’s time they find a name for the little guy. Sloan agrees and they kiss.

Nicole tells EJ that she tried to let it go but she couldn’t. EJ asks what she means. Nicole explains that Holly suggested a DNA test on the baby to see if he was really theirs which surprises EJ. Nicole says that Eric agreed so he brought the baby to the hospital. EJ questions why he didn’t know about this. Nicole admits that she didn’t think he would like it and he was busy. Nicole thought Eric believed her but says he didn’t and was just trying to get her to accept reality that it wasn’t their baby and he was right because the test showed that he’s not. Nicole cries that she feels like they lost their baby all over again. Nicole can’t stop thinking that her baby was dying while she held him on the side of the road and cries that she should’ve known. EJ encourages that she couldn’t have known and there was nothing she could have done. Nicole insists that when she held Eric and Sloan’s baby, she had an overwhelming feeling that he was her baby and questions what kind of mother doesn’t know her own child. EJ calls her a wonderful mother who has suffered a terrible, tragic loss and tells her not to beat herself up. EJ declares that they both now have to accept that their child is gone and they will get through it together as he hugs her.

Stefan assures Ava that he won’t be reckless with the Bistro and won’t take any risks that they will regret. Ava says that’s good to know. Stefan says he’ll be back to discuss the new waste management plan. Ava tells Harris that Stefan wants to try composting. Stefan tells them to have a good day as he exits. Ava tells Harris that this is a nice surprise. Harris says he thought seeing her would lift his spirits which Ava questions. Harris informs Ava that some critical evidence went missing from the police department and it could be his fault as it looks like the wrong person may have gotten their hands on his keys. Ava is sorry but asks how that’s his fault. Harris says that’s what Rafe said but he can’t help beating himself up over it. Harris recalls last time he had his keys, was unlocking the desk to get the recorder to record Ava’s statement about Gil’s death. Harris asks if Ava has any recollection at all as to what he did with his keys after that.

Dimitri explains to Leo how Darius Rose showed up at his door. Leo questions how he found him. Dimitri says he apparently has been stalking them and offered to take him to Canada, even bringing a drag costume. Leo questions why he would do that. Dimitri says it was something about screwing Leo over because Leo screwed him over and got him deported. Leo calls him a creep and asks why Dimitri didn’t go with him. Dimitri says because he loves him and that’s why he’s here giving up his freedom for him. Leo complains that he’s relieved but also heartbroken and guilt ridden. Dimitri points out that Leo was also willing to do the same thing for him. Dimitri adds that he did try to kill Gabi and Stefan plus he assaulted Kayla and Jada while Leo was just there to help. Leo worries that EJ is going to put him away for a very long time. Leo adds that he did talk to Sloan about making sure visits were in the deal. Dimitri credits him always thinking ahead. Leo then remarks that he might end up in prison right beside him. Dimitri assures that won’t happen. Leo asks what if EJ goes back on the deal or reinstates the felony murder charge. Dimitri repeats that won’t happen. Leo asks how he can be so sure. Dimitri then reveals to Leo that they didn’t kill the baby. Leo talks about it being linked to the accident that was their fault. Dimitri then repeats that they really didn’t kill that baby. Leo asks what he’s trying to say. Dimitri then informs Leo that Nicole’s baby is still alive.

Ava apologizes to Harris but says she didn’t notice what he did with his keys. Harris guesses he just left them on the desk when he took her home. Harris wants to think the police station is a secure place but guesses somebody could’ve grabbed his keys. Ava encourages him not to be so hard on himself. Ava offers to help take his mind off of all this, pointing out that they haven’t had their first date yet as they kiss.

Stefan walks through the town square and calls Vivian to tell her that he needs her help.

Sloan and Eric sit down to discuss baby names. Eric says that she brought up Eric Jr. but mentions he was named after an Uncle Eric who wasn’t the best namesake. Sloan accepts no Eric Jr. then and asks if there are other ideas. Eric asks what she thinks about Jude. Sloan mentions the Beatles song. Eric talks about St. Jude and how he’s been praying to him recently which Sloan understands. Sloan thinks they both thought their chance to be parents had passed them by. Eric points out that now they are both mom and dad, so he’s grateful to God for what he’s given them. Sloan thinks Jude is the perfect name as they hug.

Leo questions what Dimitri is talking about and shouts that Nicole’s baby is alive, asking why he wouldn’t tell anyone if that’s true. Dimitri tells him to keep quiet. Leo asks how he’s supposed to keep quiet when he delivered that baby. Rafe then returns to the room and informs Dimitri that it’s time to go to prison. Dimitri tells Leo that he’s everything to him and tells him to be good to himself as Rafe escorts Dimitri out.

EJ hates to think Nicole is suffering this loss all over again. Nicole calls it his loss too and says she knows that instead of wallowing in her grief, she should be grateful for all her blessings. Nicole says it’s not like she’s childless since she does have a beautiful daughter, but she fell in love with that little boy that she held inside for all those months and gave birth to. Nicole says she already had a deep connection with him, even if it was just for a moment before he was taken from her. EJ says he knows even without holding or seeing him as he felt that connection too. EJ suggests they go lay down upstairs. Nicole thinks back to holding her baby after giving birth and then agrees to go upstairs with EJ.

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Dimitri remains in his motel room, looking at the photos he and Leo took as ghosts on Halloween. Dimitri can’t believe he’s doing this but decides that Sloan is right that if he wants to free Leo, he has to turn himself in. Dimitri never thought he would sacrifice himself for another person, but declares that’s how much he loves Leo. Someone then knocks on his door. Dimitri questions who the hell that could be. Dimitri says he was careful so it couldn’t be the cops, but a voice calls out for him to open up, saying he knows he’s in there.

In the interrogation room, Sloan announces that she just spoke to Dimitri and he’s willing to turn himself in if EJ drops all charges against Leo. EJ questions where the hell Dimitri is if she just spoke to him. Sloan calls that irrelevant but EJ argues that it is if she’s harboring a fugitive. Sloan denies harboring anyone since Dimitri is her client and repeats that he’s happy to turn himself in if EJ just signs some paperwork. Leo can’t believe it as he was certain that Dimitri was halfway across the world by this point. Sloan tells Leo that he’s not helping his case. Sloan then asks EJ if they should take this conversation outside.

In the town square, Chanel instructs Tate to just fill out the application and they will find something for him. Tate thanks her. Chanel says she’s going back to the Pub but Tate stops her and says she can’t go back yet. Chanel asks why not. Tate thinks back to Holly telling him that she would forgive him on the condition that he help her break up Johnny and Chanel. Tate then tells Chanel that there is something he needs to tell her.

Johnny questions Holly telling him that Eric agreed to a DNA test to help prove his baby is not their brother. Holly admits it’s bizarre while Johnny calls it sad and says he feels so bad for Nicole and EJ as this is going to crush Nicole when she finds out. Holly suggests maybe it’s still for the best. Johnny agrees that now this will force Nicole to face reality.

At the hospital, Nicole tells Eric that can’t believe that she’s about to have proof that this is her baby. Eric says they should know soon. Nicole says that her heart is beating so hard right now. Nicole then apologizes to Eric for going on about how excited she is to get the results and only thinking about herself which is nothing new. Eric thanks her but says it’s okay. Nicole disagrees because if it turns out that it is her baby, that means he’s not Eric’s. Nicole says she’s been so caught up in her own loss that she didn’t even think about what this is doing to him. Eric understands she is grieving and says she doesn’t need to worry about him. Nicole disagrees and says that he’s been so kind to her and always puts others before himself. Eric wants her to have peace of mind. Nicole asks what about him since she knows how much he’s always wanted a child and to be a father, so she should know more than anyone what this is doing to him. Nicole thanks him for allowing them do this DNA test. Eric responds that it’s not actually hard for him because he doesn’t believe his baby is her son.

EJ and Sloan exit the interrogation room. EJ clarifies that he has no interest in making any deals with Dimitri while they have Leo in custody. EJ points out how unreliable Dimitri has proven to be and asks what makes her so sure that he would even show. Sloan calls it her gut instinct and insists Dimitri will be there. Sloan argues that EJ knows this is a good deal and that Dimitri is the big fish here, not Leo. EJ admits she makes a good point since Dimitri was the one behind the wheel, so he’s the one who should pay the price for his son’s murder. Sloan responds that she’s afraid murder is off the table.

As the knocking on his door continues, Dimitri looks out the window and worries that the cops found him. The man outside the door calls out that he’s not the cops but he will call them if he doesn’t open the door. Dimitri then answers the door to see Leo’s ex, Darius Rose. Darius reminds Dimitri that they met before and they were both in drag. Dimitri assures that he’s never done drag. Darius brings up Dimitri pretending to be Agent Graham. Dimitri then remembers him as Jackie Cox from Arizona. Darius tells Dimitri to show him a little respect because he is his ticket to freedom.

Holly tells Johnny that her bracelet looks really cool on him and she’s so glad he likes it. Johnny calls it special and thanks her. Johnny adds that they have a few minutes before Chanel comes back and there’s something he wants to talk to her about, but Chanel can’t find out. Holly gets excited and says she’s all ears.

Chanel asks what Tate needed to tell her. Tate says it’s about why he asked for this job. Chanel remembers him saying he’s paying back damages he caused at school. Tate says he wasn’t being truthful and that Brady is making him pay back everything he makes at the Pub while he thought this second job could be a way for him to make some cash for himself. Chanel questions that being what he had to tell her and says she doesn’t care what he does with his money as that’s none of her business. Chanel jokes that as long as he doesn’t open up a rival bakery, they are good. Chanel says she should get back to Johnny but Tate stops her and says the oven looks complicated so he asks her to show him how it works. Chanel tells him to just fill out the application and then they will go over everything, if she hires him. Chanel then walks away to head back to the Pub. Tate begins texting Holly.

Nicole questions Eric not thinking it’s possible that his son could be her baby and asks if that’s because she’s crazy. Nicole asks if he’s just trying to placate her. Eric tells her that he’s been talking to Marlena and she said that after a loss like that, it’s natural that her mind could take a leap. Nicole tells Eric that he’s wrong as her mind is not playing tricks on her. Nicole insists that she knows the child that she carried for months. Eric tells her that he’s not her son. Nicole argues that Eric wasn’t there when he was born as he got there after the accident and after the baby was taken from her. Nicole says Eric didn’t hold him or see his first breath while she did and she insists that this is her baby.

EJ questions Sloan saying no murder charge when she just said Dimitri is turning himself in. Sloan says not for the baby’s death and argues that EJ knows it would be difficult to make felony murder charges stick. EJ asks what exactly Dimitri is confessing to then. Sloan suggests there’s a whole host of crimes that could put Dimitri away for a very long time. Sloan warns EJ not to press his luck as Dimitri is not going to plead guilty to murder. Sloan adds that he can’t be held accountable for what happened to EJ’s son. Sloan calls it a wonderful outcome for all and tells EJ to take the win. EJ agrees to go draw up the papers and walks away.

Dimitri questions what Darius is talking about as far as being his ticket to freedom. Darius tells him not to play innocent and says he’s been keeping tabs on him and Leo from Canada. Dimitri questions him stalking them. Darius says when he found out there was a cash reward on Leo, he came down to Salem to track down Leo and found them going through the town square on Halloween. Dimitri questions how he knew it was them since they had bed sheets over their heads. Darius remarks that he’d recognize Leo anywhere, but before he could rat him out, that bastard got himself caught. Dimitri assures that Leo will be released as soon as he turns himself in. Darius calls that a giant mistake and declares it as the very last thing that Dimitri should do.

Sloan returns to the interrogation room and excitedly informs Leo that it’s all set and that EJ is drawing up the papers as they speak. Leo instead tells Sloan to tell EJ to shred the papers because he doesn’t want the deal. Sloan questions what he means and argues that he’s talking crazy. Sloan tells Leo that he signs the papers and he’s a free man. Leo complains that Dimitri won’t be and would go to prison which he doesn’t think he could handle. Leo says the very thought of it makes him want to cry or bite his nails. Leo cries that he’s very anxious. Sloan tells him to calm down and think rational. Sloan points out that Dimitri wants to do this for Leo and is determined. Leo questions if Dimitri is willing to go to prison so that he could go free. Sloan confirms that Dimitri insisted on it. Leo can’t believe it as no one has ever done anything that selfless for him before. Sloan states that he obviously loves him very much. Leo declares that he can’t let Dimitri sacrifice his freedom for him. Sloan knows it’s not ideal but says if somebody loves him this much and wants to give him a gift like this, he should accept it.

Darius tells Dimitri that he doesn’t need to turn himself in because he can help get him out of here which Dimitri questions. Darius says he can guarantee Dimitri a safe trip to Canada. Dimitri questions why Darius would help him instead of turning him in and getting the reward. Darius remarks that he only wanted the reward for Leo, who he calls a creep and questions why Leo has Dimitri’s heart. Darius says the reward is now worthless to him, so he’s offering to help Dimitri because he loathes and detests Leo for good reason. Dimitri brings up that they were married. Darius complains that he’s still suffering from PTSD from their marriage and asks if Leo never told him about their marriage. Dimitri confirms he never went in to detail. Darius explains that Leo was supposed to get him a green card but he ended up deported when Leo fell for their mark, Dr. Craig Wesley. Darius declares that they had the perfect scam going and Leo ruined it. Darius argues that Dimitri may think that Leo loves him, as he did once too, but insists that Leo is playing him like he does everyone else. Darius declares that while Dimitri is sitting in prison, Leo will have moved on to his next mark. Darius asks why Dimitri would take the fall for Leo when he could set him free?

Holly asks what Johnny wanted to talk to her about without Chanel. Holly gets a text but ignores it. Johnny then informs Holly that he and Chanel’s wedding anniversary is coming up. Holly thought they were divorced. Johnny says that never should’ve happened and since they’ve been lucky enough to get a second chance, he wanted to do something to celebrate their wedding day so he hoped Holly would be willing to help them out. Holly asks why her. Johnny says that she knows them both pretty well and he could use a woman’s touch, so he thinks she’d be the perfect person to plan this surprise. Holly then agrees to help and asks when they start. Holly puts her hand on Johnny’s hand as Chanel then returns to the Pub. Johnny greets her and asks how it was at the Bakery. Chanel tells him it was fine and mentions that Tate was hellbent on checking out the ovens for some reason. Holly then checks her phone and sees her text from Tate, telling her to abort because Chanel was on her way back. Johnny jokes with Chanel that as long as Tate wasn’t checking her out. Holly remarks on her text so Johnny asks if it’s drama with her friends. Holly says it’s something like that. Johnny then gets a call from his sister Sydney and steps away to answer. Chanel then tells Holly that she’s glad they have a minute alone because she knows all about her crush.

Eric asks Nicole how he could’ve ended up with her son. Nicole suggests his wife probably stole him which Eric questions. Nicole brings up what happened to Eli and Lani’s twins and how a psycho nurse rolled Abe out of the hospital without anyone noticing. Nicole suggests Sloan could’ve had someone on the inside to take the baby without anyone looking. Eric calls that far fetched. Nicole argues that if she’s capable of it, so is Sloan. Nicole says instead of speculating on how all of this happened, they’ll just wait for the DNA test and then the truth will come out. Eric says they can agree on that. Nicole thought Kayla was putting a rush on the results. Eric says he will go check with her. Nicole thanks him and says she’ll stay and watch the baby but Eric says no and decides he will take the baby with him.

Leo tells Sloan that he’s never been so conflicted in his entire life. Leo talks about how if Dimitri does this for him, he’ll never see him again because Dimitri would be behind bars. Leo then decides he will do it. Sloan tells him that he’s making the right choice and says she will text Dimitri now. Sloan first gets a call from Eric. Eric says he knows she’s busy with a client but there is something she needs to know. Sloan asks what’s going on. Eric informs her that he’s at the hospital. Sloan asks if everything is okay with the baby. Eric says he’s fine but reveals that he asked Kayla to run a DNA test on him so they can prove to Nicole that he’s not her son, which shocks Sloan.

Holly questions Chanel knowing about her crush. Chanel tells her not to play dumb with her. Holly asks where this is coming from and asks if Tate said something to her. Chanel says no and she doesn’t have to get defensive because it’s very obvious whenever they and Johnny are together. Chanel declares that she’s seen it with her own eyes that Holly is smitten. Chanel gets that he’s a great guy and they’ve been spending so much time together. Chanel thinks that Holly knows they could never be together because Johnny is way too old for her, he’s her stepbrother, and he’s taken by her. Holly claims to not know what Chanel thinks she’s seen but that she’s way off base because she doesn’t have a crush on Johnny. Chanel asks why she asked if Tate said anything then. Holly then claims that it’s because she has a crush on Tate.

Dimitri questions how Darius’ plan will work if he says yes. Darius informs him that a friend is waiting with a car, so all he has to do is say the word and they are off to the Canadian border. Dimitri reminds him that there is a state wide manhunt out for him, so they will recognize him. Darius tells him not to worry as that’s all taken care of and presents him with a dress and a wig. Dimitri wonders why he’d go through all this trouble for him. Darius declares it’s not for him, but against Leo. Darius complains that he gave Leo some of the best years of his life and taught him every trick he knows in the sack. Dimitri tells Darius that he’s so sorry about what happened between he and Leo, but says he knows Leo, he loves him and knows that Leo loves him. Darius argues that Leo used to love him too but he betrayed him and left him for another man, so he deserves to get screwed just like he did him. Darius declares that the best place for Leo to get screwed is in prison.

Sloan questions Eric running a DNA test on their child. Eric says he tried to tell her but she took off before he could. Sloan calls it a completely unnecessary medical procedure. Eric assures that it’s not hurting him and there’s no harm at all. Sloan argues that he’s letting his ex-wife think he believes her ridiculous theory. Eric says he agreed to the test to prove to Nicole once and for all that their son is not her son. Sloan argues that they shouldn’t have to prove anything to anyone, especially Nicole. Eric insists that it’s a good thing because Nicole will finally have to face the truth and declares that they both know how the test will come out. Eric tells Sloan that he has to go as the test results could be ready any minute. Eric says he loves her and hangs up. Leo asks Sloan if everything is okay. Sloan responds that she has to go which Leo questions. Sloan says it’s an emergency. Leo asks about his deal. Sloan tells him that when EJ shows up with the paperwork, he signs it and Dimitri shows up, he’s a free man. Leo questions not having his lawyer present for this. Sloan tells him that all he has to do is sign the papers but if she doesn’t leave now, her life is over as she hurries out of the station.

Darius asks Dimitri if he’s going to be his plus one or if he will let himself be cuckolded. Darius argues that Leo doesn’t have a loyal bone in his body. Dimitri then gets a text from Sloan, informing him that EJ took the deal, so he can free Leo if he turns himself in. Darius argues that he hasn’t signed anything yet, so he can still back out. Darius asks if he’s really going to sacrifice the best years of his life for Leo or if they are going to drive off together. Darius asks him what it’s going to be.

Chanel questions why Holly was so concerned that Tate might have said something to her if she has a crush on him. Holly claims that she told Tate not to tell anyone how she feels and that Tate said his dad won’t let him have much of a social life which includes dating. Tate then arrives at the Pub and greets them. Chanel tells Tate that they were just talking about him. Holly tells Tate that she was just telling Chanel about her crush on him and how his dad won’t let them be together. Johnny comes back over and says that Sydney just wanted an update on how EJ was doing. Johnny then asks what they are talking about.

EJ returns to the interrogation room and says that everything seems to be in order but questions where Sloan is. Leo says that she had to step out on an emergency. EJ assumes that Leo wants his lawyer to look over the papers before he signs but Leo says just this once, he’s going to trust a DiMera and signs the papers. Leo asks if that means he’s free to go. EJ says once his boyfriend shows up which he doubts. Dimitri then arrives as Leo comments on EJ having little faith.

Darius dresses up in drag with the wig and dress and declares that it was worth a try but remarks that it looks better on him anyway as he then exits the motel.

Holly tells Johnny that she was just telling Chanel about her crush on Tate but that they can’t be together. Johnny says he’s sorry to hear that. Holly says that Brady won’t let Tate date because of what he did at his school. Tate responds that it’s not true and that they can date. Holly asks what about his dad. Tate says he doesn’t care what he thinks anymore and puts his arm around Holly.

Sloan goes to the hospital and finds Nicole in Kayla’s office. Sloan asks where Eric is. Nicole responds that Eric went to go get the test results and comments on how Sloan ran over here. Nicole asks if she’s afraid the jig is up. Sloan claims not to know what she’s talking about. Nicole tells her to save it, arguing that Sloan thinks she outsmarted her but she’s been through this before and the truth is going to come out. Eric then enters with the baby, surprised to see Sloan. Sloan declares that she had to come here because he has to put a stop to this immediately. Nicole points out that Sloan is refusing to go along with this because she knows the truth is coming out. Sloan complains that she never gave her consent to put their baby through a DNA test. Eric tells Sloan that he’s sorry but it’s a little too late for that as he’s got the test results right here.

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Days Update Friday, December 1, 2023

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Johnny and Chanel have breakfast at the Brady Pub. Johnny suggests they do this more often now that Chanel finally found someone to replace Talia at the Bakery and will have more free time. Chanel assures that she plans to spend her time with him. Chanel asks Johnny about his bracelet. Johnny informs her that Holly made it for him and calls it cute. Chanel questions that and asks if he still doesn’t think Holly has a crush on him.

Holly is at home at the DiMera Mansion, holding a photo of Johnny as she thinks back to them eating together on Thanksgiving. Holly puts the photo down and tells herself to focus as she can’t sit around dreaming about Johnny all day when Nicole is struggling and needs her help.

Dimitri in his motel room and looks through the newspaper, saying that Sloan said she got Leo released so he looks for the article about it but instead finds out that Leo is to be arraigned on murder charges and questions what the hell this is.

At the DiMera Mansion, EJ tells Nicole that he’s off to make sure Leo is held responsible for their baby’s death. Nicole tells him to go do what he has to do. EJ wishes Dimitri was also in custody. Nicole remarks that he’s the only one who really knows what happened that night. EJ states that they know Dimitri brought the baby in to the hospital where Dr. Pierce tried to save his life but couldn’t. EJ remembers that he said he wouldn’t keep trying to convince her that the baby that Eric and Sloan adopted isn’t their baby. Nicole says he doesn’t have to. EJ asks if that means she’s accepted that their child is gone. Nicole responds that she has, but there’s so many unanswered questions from that night and she won’t feel at peace unless she knows the whole story. EJ says he knows and hugs her.

Holly calls Eric, who asks if everything is okay. Holly wanted to confirm that he’s still going to do the DNA test today. Eric confirms he set up the appointment with Kayla. Holly thanks him so much for doing this as she thinks it might be the only way to prove that his baby isn’t Nicole’s. Eric asks if Nicole knows about the test. Holly says no as she didn’t want to get her hopes up in case Eric said no. Eric says he’s happy to do whatever he can to put Nicole’s mind at ease and that he just needs to talk to Sloan about it first. Sloan then walks in and asks what he needs to talk to her about.

Johnny tells Chanel that it’s just a friendship bracelet that Holly made for him to thank him for spending Thanksgiving with her. Chanel responds that she knows how teenage girls are. Johnny insists that Holly is not in to him and already admitted to crushing on his dad. Chanel talks about how that’s weird since EJ is her stepfather and asks why Holly is making gifts for Johnny then. Tate comes over while working at the Pub and declares that Chanel is right that Holly doesn’t have a crush on EJ.

Holly guesses Eric will have to get back to her. Eric doesn’t think it will be an issue but says he will text her to confirm. Holly thanks him and hangs up. Sloan asks who was on the phone. Eric tells her it was Holly and she’s concerned about Nicole. Sloan guesses Nicole’s still fixated on the idea that their baby is her baby. Eric confirms that she is and says that’s why Holly had this idea but they get interrupted as Sloan gets a text and says she’s waiting to hear from the judge on Leo Stark’s case. Eric asks what’s going on with that. Sloan responds that she filed a motion this morning to have the murder charges dropped ahead of his arraignment. Sloan then reads her text which is from Dimitri, saying that she lied to him and warning her to prepare for the consequences.

EJ meets Leo in the interrogation room. Leo tells EJ that he’s not speaking with him without his attorney present. EJ says he doesn’t have to talk as he just wanted to tell him that he’s going to relish throwing the book at him. EJ reminds Leo that he’s being charged with aiding a wanted fugitive and also with the murder of his son. Leo tells EJ that he’s sincerely sorry for what happened to his baby. EJ thought he wasn’t going to talk. Leo says he needs to say this because he delivered the baby and is heartsick that he didn’t make it. Leo adds that his attorney told him there is no way that EJ can get the murder charge to stick. EJ argues that he can and he will which means Leo is going to spend the rest of his miserable life behind bars.

Nicole joins Holly in the living room and tells her that EJ had to go to work as he has the hearing about Leo’s case. Holly says that’s too bad as she hoped to talk to both of them. Nicole asks what it is. Holly explains that she’s been thinking about the conversation that they had about the baby and guesses that Nicole still thinks that Eric and Sloan’s baby is her baby. Nicole confirms that she let EJ think that she was letting it go, but insists that she could feel it in her heart when she held the baby and she knew he was her son. Nicole wishes there was a way that she could prove it. Holly responds that maybe she can. Nicole asks what she means. Holly then reveals that she went to see Eric last night and he agreed to have a DNA test done on the baby.

Tate apologizes for eavesdropping. Chanel tells him it’s okay as she’s glad that someone finally agrees with her about the whole Holly thing. Tate repeats that Holly doesn’t have a crush on EJ, at least not anymore, as she told him that she’s completely over him. Johnny asks if Tate is saying that Holly did have a crush on EJ. Tate asks what he means. Johnny explains that Chanel thinks Holly having a crush on EJ was just a cover story for her really having a crush on him. Tate laughs that off and says no way. Chanel asks if he’s sure. Tate claims that he and Holly have gotten really close and that she trusts him with all of her deepest secrets. Tate thinks back to agreeing to help Holly break up Johnny and Chanel. Chanel guesses that if Holly hasn’t said anything to Tate about Johnny then maybe she’s wrong. Johnny jokes with her about admitting to being wrong. Johnny tells Tate that he’s sorry for distracting him from work. Tate says he’s actually glad he ran in to him as it reminded him of something important he has to do which kind of involves Chanel.

Nicole asks Holly if Eric thinks Sloan will go along with the DNA test. Holly confirms that he didn’t seem to think it would be a problem. Nicole calls that great and asks when they can do it. Holly says Eric set up the appointment for today and guesses they just need a sample from Nicole or EJ. Nicole gets excited and says that’s not a problem. Holly hopes she doesn’t mind that she did this without asking. Nicole assures that she’s incredibly grateful that she would do this for her. Holly says she just hates seeing her in pain and wanted to find a way to help. Nicole thanks her and says she has no idea how much it means to her. Nicole adds that everyone thinks she’s gone off the deep end so it means a lot that her daughter is on her side as they hug.

Dimitri texts Sloan that Leo is facing prison and she will be too when he tells Nicole everything. Sloan responds that she’ll be right over and tells him not to do anything until she gets there. Eric asks Sloan how the judge ruled. Sloan says it wasn’t from the judge but it was about Leo’s case and she has to go deal with it. Eric tries to tell her about Holly’s idea but Sloan just says whatever they want to do to make sure Nicole accepts the truth is fine by her. Sloan tells Eric she’ll see him later and hurries out.

Leo informs EJ that Sloan told him felony murder doesn’t count in his case because the baby died at the hospital which was after he and Dimitri were fleeing the police, not during the actual crime. EJ says that Sloan tried to spin the story the same way with him, but argues that it’s not accurate because his son died from injuries in the accident that Leo and Dimitri caused which makes him still very much responsible. Leo argues that Sloan would’ve mentioned that. EJ guesses that Sloan hoped she could change his mind and get him to drop the charges. EJ says that Sloan tried to sell that to the judge as well but he won’t approve of dismissing the murder charges since the doctor gave a statement saying the baby’s death was a direct result of Leo’s actions. EJ tells Leo to face it that he’s screwed.

Chanel asks Tate how she’s involved in what he’s supposed to do. Tate explains how he caused damages at his old school and his dad is making him pay for it which is how he got the job at the Pub. Tate jokes that he’ll be working off the debt until he’s Roman’s age, so he’s been looking desperately for a second job and hoped he could work at the Bakery. Chanel admits they could use the help and says she’ll send him an application. Tate offers if they can go fill it out now since he’s about to go on break as he’s anxious to get started. Johnny points out that they haven’t even eaten yet. Chanel says it’s fine as she will walk him over to get the application while Johnny orders for them and then she’ll be back before the food. Tate thanks Chanel and they exit together.

Holly remains looking at Johnny’s photo until Nicole returns to the room with her toothbrush for a DNA sample. Holly asks if she’s nervous. Nicole says she is but isn’t. Nicole declares that she’s not worried. Nicole talks about feeling something so deep in your soul that no one can talk you out of it and you would risk anything to get the world to understand. Holly looks at Johnny’s photo and thinks she has felt that. Nicole says that’s why she is not worried. Nicole asks if it’s too early to go to the hospital. Holly doesn’t think so and mentions that Eric texted her that he and the baby are already there.

Eric meets Kayla at the hospital with the baby. Kayla compliments the baby and asks what his name is. Eric admits that he and Sloan haven’t been able to settle on that yet. Kayla asks what they came in for today. Eric responds that he was hoping for a DNA test. Kayla assumes it’s for the purpose of genetic testing. Eric says maybe down the road, but right now it’s more to prove that his son is his and not EJ and Nicole’s son.

Leo asks EJ how his actions caused the accident when he wasn’t the one driving. EJ says he’s well aware but Dimitri isn’t here to face the consequences and Leo is. Leo swears he doesn’t know where to find Dimitri so EJ guesses it’s on Leo to carry the burden. Leo calls that not fair. EJ warns him not to talk to him about fair as he brings up his child’s life being cut short thanks to Leo and Dimitri and now Nicole will grieve and suffer for the rest of her life. Leo apologizes again but insists it was a terrible accident and no one ever intended for anyone to get hurt. EJ states that it doesn’t matter as all he has to prove is that Leo committed a crime that directly led to the death of his son. Leo complains that he did everything he could to save him including delivering him, himself. Leo adds that after Dimitri left, he didn’t leave Nicole’s side until help arrived and asks if that counts for anything. EJ says no, because in the end his son is still dead.

Sloan goes to see Dimitri at the motel and says she can explain about Leo. Dimitri argues that she lied to him when she told him that she would get the murder charges dropped. Sloan responds that she tried her best and she built a strong case but EJ wouldn’t listen. Dimitri complains that it still leaves Leo on the hook for a murder of a child that’s still very much alive and living in her apartment. Sloan insists that she’s far from done in fighting the charges against Leo as she filed a motion this morning to have the judge drop the charges and she has high hopes he will listen to reason. Dimitri states that is not good enough as she didn’t hold up her end of the bargain, so he has no choice but to call Nicole and tell her all about how Sloan stole her baby.

Nicole tells Holly that she’s all set to go but then she gets a call from an unknown caller. Nicole answers the call and it’s Dimitri, who says they need to talk. Nicole is really glad he called because she needs to talk to him about her baby and asks what happened when he left the crash site with her son. Dimitri says that’s exactly why he’s calling. Sloan then grabs the phone from Dimitri and hangs up. Nicole guesses they got disconnected. Holly asks what he said. Nicole says Dimitri was going to tell her what happened to her baby and how Eric and Sloan ended up with her son. Holly suggests just calling him back, so she does.

Dimitri asks Sloan for his phone back. Sloan ignores Nicole’s call. Sloan knows Dimitri is upset about the charges against Leo but argues that telling Nicole is not going to free Leo. Dimitri asks how that is since EJ will have to drop the charges if he finds out the baby is not dead. Sloan argues that Leo will still face charges for a litany of other crimes. Sloan adds that they could hear back from the judge any minute now that he’s dropping the charges based on the motion she filed. Sloan checks her phone and sees a missed call and a voicemail, so she hopes it’s good news.

EJ finishes a call with the judge and informs Leo that he denied Sloan’s motion to drop the charges, so the murder charge stays.

Dimitri asks Sloan what the judge said. Sloan responds that she’s sorry. Dimitri decides that he’s telling Nicole everything then. Sloan pleads with him that he can’t. Dimitri declares that he’s not letting Leo go away for murder. Sloan promises that he won’t and guarantees that Leo will walk, but there’s one thing he has to do to ensure that. Sloan informs Dimitri that he has to turn himself in.

Nicole complains that Dimitri isn’t picking up and guesses he won’t call back. Nicole decides they should just get to the hospital. Holly then gets a text from Tate that Johnny is alone at the Pub and that he will stall Chanel so that she can make her move. Nicole asks Holly if something is wrong. Holly says it’s nothing and that a friend wanted to meet up but it can wait. Nicole tells her that she can go to the hospital on her own. Holly feels like she should be with her. Nicole says she just has to give her toothbrush and wait. Nicole tells Holly that she’s done enough already and that thanks to her, she will be reunited with her son.

Eric explains to Kayla that Nicole thought it was her baby, so Holly came up with the idea of the DNA test to put her mind at ease. Kayla calls it really kind of Eric and Sloan to agree to it. Eric admits that he hasn’t had a chance to tell Sloan but Kayla says only one parent has to sign off so he doesn’t need her permission. Eric says that’s good because Sloan is getting very uncomfortable with Nicole claiming it’s her child. Kayla says she should be very relieved when the results come out then. Eric gets a text from Nicole that she’s on her way with her DNA sample so Kayla says they can get started.

Holly goes to the Pub and finds Johnny sitting alone. She calls it a surprise and asks if he’s eating alone. Johnny tells her that Chanel was with him but she took Tate to the Bakery to apply for a job. Holly notes that Tate has been talking about getting another gig. Holly offers to sit with him until Chanel gets back which Johnny allows. Holly notices that Johnny is wearing the bracelet she made for him and says it looks great. Holly adds that she’s glad they had a chance to be alone because she has something she wants to tell him but wants to keep it between them.

Kayla tells Eric that she just needs a sample from Nicole or EJ and they are all set. Nicole then arrives with her sample and hands over the toothbrush. Nicole thanks Eric for doing this. Eric says anything he can do to help. Nicole asks how the baby is doing. Eric says he’s great and sleeping right now. Nicole asks to look in on him and promises not to wake him which Eric allows. Nicole tells the baby that she’s so happy to see him and is sorry he had to be dragged to the hospital while taking a nap. Nicole hopes in the end that it will all be worth it.

Leo tells EJ that he’s making a big mistake going after him like this. Leo says that thanks to the support of the Spectator, the court of public opinion already decided he’s a victim. EJ says that’s not a real court. Leo suggests it’s the only one that counts and he becomes the story himself. Leo says that people are very invested in his happiness. EJ remarks that was before they found out he killed a baby. Leo argues that he didn’t as he delivered the baby himself and then Dimitri took him to the hospital. Leo insists that EJ will be screwed when they hear his side of the story as they will see that EJ is trying to railroad him and then they will be asking for his resignation. EJ thinks Leo is vastly overestimating his influence. Leo says he couldn’t be more wrong and claims his devoted fans are loyal and protective. Leo compares himself to the #FreeBritney movement which EJ laughs at. Leo declares that Paulina will have no choice but to fire EJ. EJ tells him it was a nice try but calls him completely delusional as no one gives a rat’s ass about him, including Dimitri.

Dimitri questions Sloan wanting him to turn himself in. Sloan says then they could make a trade with EJ, since it was Dimitri behind the wheel and not Leo. Sloan declares that if Dimitri agrees to plead guilty, Leo walks. Dimitri questions why he would ever do that when he can prove that Leo never murdered anyone and Sloan could fight the other charges. Sloan declares that she can’t fight the charges if she’s in prison for stealing Nicole’s baby. Dimitri shouts that he’ll hire another attorney then as she’s not the only one in town. Sloan complains that Dimitri is forgetting that EJ is incredibly dangerous and he will torture and punish Leo while holding him responsible for Dimitri’s claims. Sloan adds that Leo already admitted to much of what he’s done, so he is going to prison and maybe for the rest of his life. Sloan asks if that’s what Dimitri wants. Dimitri says of course not. Sloan states that what they need to do is make a trade with EJ and give him what he really wants which is Dimitri’s head on a platter, repeating that it was Dimitri driving when Nicole got in the accident. Sloan guesses the real question is how much Leo means to Dimitri. Sloan asks if he loves him enough to sacrifice himself to save him.

EJ tells Leo that Dimitri is probably off somewhere enjoying the good life and never looking back. Leo insists their love affair is real. EJ says maybe to Leo, but to Dimitri it was just a temporary diversion and now Leo is all alone. Sloan arrives and says that’s not true. Sloan announces that she just spoke to Dimitri and he’s willing to turn himself in if EJ drops all charges against Leo.

Dimitri remains in his motel room, looking at the photos he and Leo took as ghosts on Halloween. Dimitri can’t believe he’s doing this but decides that Sloan is right that if he wants to free Leo, he has to turn himself in. Dimitri never thought he would sacrifice himself for another person, but declares that’s how much he loves Leo. Someone then knocks on his door. Dimitri questions who the hell that could be.

Tate and Chanel walk through the town square. Tate thanks her for the tour of the Bakery and calls her a genius. Chanel jokes that he doesn’t have to suck up to her to get the job. Chanel instructs him to just fill out the application and they will find something for him. Tate thanks her. Chanel says she’s going back to the Pub but Tate stops her and says she can’t go back yet. Chanel asks why not.

Johnny tells Holly that she sounds serious. Holly says that it is. Johnny asks what it’s about. Holly responds that it’s about her mom. Johnny mentions that EJ told him that she thinks Eric and Sloan’s baby is her baby. Holly calls it so sad as Nicole is totally convinced their little brother didn’t die and that somehow Eric ended up with him. Johnny calls that a lot. Holly explains that she knew Nicole wouldn’t get over it until she had proof, so she came up with a plan. Holly reveals that they are doing a DNA test on Eric’s baby right now.

Nicole asks Kayla what happens now. Kayla says she will take the samples to the lab now and if they are lucky, they’ll get the results back within the hour. Kayla tells Nicole and Eric that they can stay and wait if they want. Eric thanks her as Kayla says she’ll see them soon and exits. Nicole can’t believe that she’s about to have proof that this is her baby.

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Days Update Thursday, November 30, 2023

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Sloan is at home and calls out to Eric that she is getting the baby his bottle. Sloan then gets a call from Dimitri, who asks if she’s gotten Leo out of prison yet. Sloan tells him to give her a break as it’s only been a couple hours. Sloan reminds Dimitri that she’s also caring for a baby. Dimitri says that’s not his problem and orders her to do her job, or else his next call will be to the baby’s real mother.

Nicole sits at home with her phone. EJ walks in and talks about his work call taking so long even on Thanksgiving. EJ asks if she wants more tea or something to eat but Nicole says she’s fine. Nicole asks if everyone else went out for Thanksgiving. Holly then walks in and is surprised to see Nicole is home.

Theresa calls that very gallant of Alex to come to her defense like that as she doesn’t think anyone’s ever done that for her before. Alex calls the knight in shining armor routine new for him too but says she had a rough day and Xander got what he deserved. Theresa checks on Alex’s hand. Alex admits it hurt and hopes that she knows she’s not the problem for Xander. Theresa states that he has lots of problems because of her. Alex argues that Xander always wants something he can’t have but he’s never going to be able to trade places with him. Theresa then asks why they are wasting time talking about Xander and suggests they go home.

Steve tells Maggie that he didn’t want to say anything until he had more information, but it’s very possible that Konstantin orchestrated the kidnapping to score points with Maggie and Sarah. Konstantin swears he would never do that and that he had nothing to do with the kidnapping. Steve questions if it was just a coincidence that a mysterious stranger just wandered in as soon as he started watching the baby. Konstantin then shouts that it was not mysterious at all and reveals he knows who did it. Maggie questions him saying he knows who took Victoria. Konstantin flashes back to retrieving the baby from Theresa. Konstantin confirms that he does, so Steve asks who it was. Konstantin calls it very hard for him to say. Steve tells him to just spit it out. Konstantin knows he said Steve was mistaken but he’s starting to believe he’s not completely off base. Konstantin declares that the person who took Victoria did it because of him, to force his hand.

Holly says if EJ and Nicole want space, she’ll just go up to her room. Nicole stops her and apologizes for what happened at the hospital, snapping at her when she was just trying to make her feel better. Holly assures that it’s okay as she can’t imagine what she’s going through. Nicole thanks her. Holly asks if she needs anything. Nicole hugs her and declares that she has everything she needs in this room. Nicole tells Holly that she’s so grateful to have her as her daughter and she loves her so much.

Dimitri tells Sloan to acknowledge that she heard his request. Sloan assures that she did, especially the part where he was threatening her and her son. Dimitri asks for a response. Sloan tells him that she will leave her son at home on his first night to go deal with Leo. Dimitri tells her that she can come see him at the White Dove Motel when it’s done. Sloan hangs up as Eric comes home and tells Sloan that he finally got the baby back to sleep. Sloan apologizes for forgetting to warm up the bottle. Eric asks if everything is okay. Sloan tells him it’s not and she has to deal with a client. Eric questions it being on Thanksgiving. Sloan calls it an emergency and asks if he’ll be okay alone with the baby. Eric jokes that the men will hold down the fort. Sloan thanks him and calls him a lifesaver as she kisses him. Sloan then exits as she wishes Eric a happy Thanksgiving.

Alex and Theresa go home where Theresa holds frozen peas on his injured hand. Theresa hates that he got hurt but is so grateful that he came to her defense twice in one day. Alex responds that Xander had no right to talk to her that way while Konstantin doesn’t know either one of them. Alex knows Maggie likes Konstantin and he seemed okay at first, but he’s starting to wonder about him. Alex mentions wanting to stop by the Kiriakis Mansion tomorrow after being swamped at work. Alex invites Theresa to come with him but Theresa questions where their professional relationship leaves their personal relationship.

Maggie questions Konstantin about someone kidnapping her granddaughter to force his hand. Konstantin says it was people back in Greece which Steve questions. Konstantin claims that it all started with his loan from Victor to start his restaurant and says he had every intention of paying it back, but when he couldn’t. he turned to an unsavory man with connections to the Greek underworld to help him. Maggie asks if he’s talking about the mob. Konstantin admits he couldn’t pay him either so before he knew it, he owed twice as much. Steve asks what this has to do with baby Victoria. Konstantin claims he thinks this man or one of his associates took the baby to use as leverage. Steve wonders why Konstantin waited until now to say anything.

Marlena goes to see Eric and wishes him a happy Thanksgiving. Marlena hugs Eric and acknowledges that her son is now a dad. Marlena asks to see the baby. Eric says he just put him to sleep but she can look in on him. Marlena adds that she brought a present for the baby. Marlena mentions not knowing his name. Eric explains that he and Sloan haven’t agreed on one yet. Marlena asks where Sloan is so she can congratulate the new mom but Eric informs her that she stepped out on a client emergency.

The doorbell at the DiMera Mansion rings so EJ tells Nicole and Holly that he will get that. Holly tells Nicole that she seems a lot better today. Nicole responds that she is and with good reason. Nicole adds that there is something she wants to tell Holly that she didn’t want to say in front of EJ. Nicole then declares that her baby is alive.

EJ answers the door at the DiMera Mansion to see Sloan.

Steve asks Konstantin again why he waited until now to speak up if he knew the mobsters took Sarah’s baby. Konstantin claims that he didn’t put it together until today, but now he wonders if they were watching him all along or if they followed him to wait for an opening and then jumped at the opportunity. Konstantin tells Maggie that he’s sorry for putting her family in danger.

Theresa tells Alex that she doesn’t mean to put him on the spot, but they haven’t really defined what they had. Theresa says they slept together in Greece because he felt sorry for her but Alex insists that was not pity sex. Theresa says that afterwards, they agreed to step back and take things slow. Alex notes that is what Theresa said she wanted. Theresa points out that they are living together now and even with separate bedrooms, people that are taking it slow don’t really share a bathroom. Theresa asks Alex where they go from here. Alex asks if there is some place she’s hoping to go. Theresa points out that they went on one date already and asks how he feels about another date or if the situation is too messy for him.

Eric opens Marlena’s present which is baby shoes. Marlena brings up Nicole’s baby and doesn’t know how she lives with the pain. Eric acknowledges that she had high hopes. Marlena says she thought about stopping in on her and EJ but thought about giving them more time. Marlena asks if Eric has seen Nicole. Eric confirms he ran in to her today. Marlena asks how she seemed. Eric responds that she was grieving, but when she held his baby, she was convinced that he was her baby.

Holly questions how Nicole’s baby could be alive and what makes her think that. Nicole explains that Eric and Sloan adopted a newborn baby boy today and she ran in to Eric at the Pub today. Nicole says she asked to hold him and that’s when she knew he was her baby. Nicole adds that Eric and EJ didn’t believe her and she knows how it sounds, but insists that it’s the truth that the baby that Eric and Sloan adopted is the baby that she gave birth to. Nicole declares that he is her baby boy.

EJ asks what the hell Sloan wants. Sloan says she came to offer her condolences for the loss of his child first. EJ thanks her and asks what is second. Sloan responds that she came on behalf of her client, Leo Stark, and says EJ has to drop the murder charges against him because he’s not responsible for the death of his son. EJ asks if Leo isn’t responsible, then who is?

Konstantin tells Maggie that he has deep regret about bringing criminals to her doorstep but assures that he was never in cahoots with them. Steve calls it quite a story. Maggie says it’s quite troubling but she thanks Konstantin for being honest. Konstantin apologizes to Steve for not coming to him and John earlier. Steve warns that he’s just lucky that Victoria is safe. Steve tells Maggie that he’s going to head home as Kayla is finishing up her shift at the hospital and he’d like to spend the rest of the holiday with his wife. Maggie wishes them a happy Thanksgiving and thanks Steve for his help. Steve then exits the mansion.

Alex says he can’t deny that their situation is complicated. Theresa asks if that means he wants to keep the romance out of it and just be roommates and co-workers. Alex says he didn’t say that but they have a lot working against them as he has family members that aren’t thrilled about them being together. Theresa thought he didn’t care about what Xander said. Alex notes that Xander isn’t the only one that warned him about her as Brady pretty much told him that he’d be risking everything by letting her in to his life and his company. Theresa admits that she and Brady have a very long history and most of it is bad. Alex is sure that Brady has his own agenda. Alex says the bottom line is that Brady is not scaring him off, because he doesn’t scare that easily. Theresa says she’s noticed that about him and it makes her very happy because she’s trying to accept the roommate living situation thing they have going but admits it’s kind of killing her. Alex asks how so. Theresa declares that she’s so in to Alex and it keeps her up at night as she can’t wait to see him in the morning. Theresa states that being this close to him makes it so hard to pretend that she doesn’t want to rip off his clothes. Alex then kisses Theresa. Alex suggests they take it to the bedroom as they continue kissing.

Marlena tells Eric that it’s not too surprising that Nicole would believe his baby was her baby as the grief can be overwhelming and rather than trying to cope, she’s subconsciously trying to deny it. Eric says it’s just uncomfortable and sad as Nicole wouldn’t even give the baby back until EJ came out of the Pub and convinced her to. Marlena asks if she accepted it then. Eric says she seemed to, but he’s just not sure. Eric talks about how Nicole looked back at the baby as she walked away, as if she wasn’t letting go of him.

Sloan understands EJ needs to blame someone for the death of his son. EJ blames Leo for causing the car accident with Dimitri. Sloan argues that Leo is not at fault for that and the baby was alive when he arrived at the hospital so he did not die during a crime. EJ says if Sloan is so hellbent on saving Leo, then she should produce the driver of the car, Dimitri. EJ declares that if she can’t, he will see her in court. EJ tells Sloan to show herself out and heads back in to the living room. Sloan follows him to stop him. EJ questions what the hell she is doing. Sloan responds that she just wanted to talk to him more. EJ threatens to throw her out but Nicole stops him. Sloan greets Nicole but Nicole then questions why Sloan took her baby. Nicole demands an answer as to why she took his little boy. EJ tells her that they talked about this. Sloan says she heard from Eric. Nicole asks if he said she was crazy. Sloan says she’s truly sorry for her loss, but their son is not her son. Nicole questions who gave the baby to her and how she got him. EJ declares that it’s time for Sloan to leave but Nicole argues that she needs answers. EJ says not tonight. Nicole pleads with him. Sloan tells Nicole to listen to EJ and put an end to this for everybody’s sake. Holly tries to stop Nicole as Sloan exits. Nicole cries that she needs to know why Sloan and Eric have her baby.

Konstantin tells Maggie that he’s so sorry and feels that he has ruined her holidays. Maggie calls it very troubling. Konstantin says he doesn’t blame Steve for being suspicious of him as he’s sure it serves him well in his profession. Konstantin adds that Maggie is very lucky to have a friend so protective of her. Konstantin admits Steve is correct that it was his fault that her granddaughter was in danger. Maggie questions those people making Konstantin’s life hell for years, but she doesn’t condone his involvement with them and won’t tolerate having her family’s safety threatened in any way. Maggie declares that she needs Konstantin to leave now.

Alex and Theresa continue kissing and start to undress. Theresa mentions that she has her clothes all over her floor and bed so suggests going to Alex’s room, but Alex admits he hasn’t changed his sheets since they moved in. Theresa refuses to get naked in there then, so they decide on the couch and continue kissing.

Marlena tells Eric that she’s sorry that he had an uncomfortable moment with Nicole. Eric states that she doesn’t deserve any of this and he just feels blessed to be a dad while he can’t imagine losing him. Marlena tells Eric that she’s so happy for him as he’s waited so long for this. Marlena decides she should get going and reminds Eric to name the baby. Eric says they will work on that and adds that they are planning a christening. Marlena says she’s looking forward to it and tells Eric not to worry too much about Nicole as she’ll figure a way through this. Eric thanks Marlena as she then exits.

Nicole questions why EJ let Sloan leave without going after her. EJ understands how upsetting it must have been to see Eric out with his son today. Nicole argues that it was their son and she needs to get him back from Sloan. EJ tells her that going after Sloan will just make her angry and sadder. EJ says they will discuss this further when she calms down. EJ tells Nicole that he loves her and that they will figure this out together. Nicole cries that she just wants her baby back as EJ hugs her.

Alex and Theresa lay on the couch after having sex. Theresa says who needs a bed while Alex agrees that sheets just get in the way. Theresa calls the couch enjoyable while Alex jokes that the floor wasn’t too bad either. Alex assures her that it was not pity sex. Theresa thanks him and suggests maybe they have dinner first next time, assuming there will be a next time. Alex assures there will be. Theresa jokes that maybe next time they can even try a bed as they continue kissing.

Konstantin questions Maggie wanting him to leave. Maggie is sure he will understand that the safety of her family will always be her first priority. Konstantin says he understands and respects that, but he doesn’t know where to go. Maggie suggests the Salem Inn for tonight until he books his flight back to Greece. Konstantin says he can’t afford to. Maggie gets that money is obviously an issue for him and since his debt was incurred because of her husband, she will pay off his debt to Victor. Konstantin says he can’t let that happen but Maggie insists. Maggie believes he’s a good man, who got involved in a very bad and dangerous situation. Maggie repeats that she doesn’t condone him borrowing money from a criminal because he was desperate. Maggie says she’s not judging him but she can’t have that danger around her family. Maggie agrees to give him enough to pay for his night at the Salem Inn and then she will cover his flight back to Greece. Maggie says she’s sorry it came to this. Konstantin says he’s heartbroken as he cares for her and her friendship is a blessing to him, but he understands she’s keeping her family safe and he will respect her wishes. Maggie decides she will pay off the criminals that harassed him and then maybe, he can get his life back. Konstantin thanks her for all that she has done and says her kindness and support means more than she’ll ever know. Konstantin goes to pack his things.

Steve walks through the town square and calls John. Steve knows they said no calls on the holidays but he didn’t think this could wait. Steve informs John that he just came from Maggie’s and he’ll never guess what Konstantin is claiming now. Steve reveals that Konstantin said Sarah’s baby being kidnapped was because of Greek mobsters that he owed money to and Maggie believed him. Steve thinks they need to step up their investigation and get Konstantin out of Maggie’s life before she gets in any deeper.

Sloan goes to see Dimitri at the motel. Dimitri complains that it took her long enough and asks if she talked to EJ. Sloan confirms that she did and claims the charges against Leo will be dropped in the morning. Dimitri tells her good work and that he knew she could do it.

EJ brings Nicole a glass of water and asks how she’s feeling. Nicole responds that she’s better now thanks to him. Nicole apologizes for earlier. EJ says there’s no need to apologize. Nicole knows EJ doesn’t think it’s possible that Sloan’s baby could be their baby. EJ understands that she does, so he’s not going to try to convince her otherwise. EJ calls it one of the longest days of his life and he’s sure she feels the same. EJ points out that it’s still Thanksgiving and they have a lot to be grateful for. EJ feels things will look a lot different in the morning. Nicole hopes so as she feels so bad for falling apart in front of Holly since she looked so worried. Nicole asks if EJ knows where Holly went.

Holly goes to see Eric, who calls it a nice surprise and wishes her a happy Thanksgiving. Eric asks if something is wrong and if her mom is okay. Holly responds that she was just with her and she still believes his baby is her baby, so that’s why she is here. Holly had an idea that maybe would put Nicole’s mind at ease. Holly asks if Eric would be willing to perform a DNA test on her baby. Holly assures that she knows the baby isn’t Nicole’s, but thought maybe if they could prove it to Nicole then she’ll have to let it go. Holly knows it will be hard for Nicole to face the truth but at least she would know for sure that the baby is not her baby.

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Stephanie questions Chad wanting to give Everett a chance and suddenly seeming so chill about him. Chad claims he’s realized he’s been critical and made unfair assumptions about him. Chad insists that he’s chill. Stephanie is glad he can be chill about Everett since she works with him now, but it feels like a 180, so she wonders what’s changed.

Xander goes to the Spectator where Everett is finishing up the response to Leo’s murder charges and asks if he wants to take a look at it before it’s sent to the printer. Xander tells him to actually stop for now. Everett questions if he’s having second thoughts about defending Leo. Xander responds that it’s not about Leo, but about Everett. Xander informs Everett that he’s sorry but he’s going to have to let him go. Everett is shocked as he questions Xander firing him. Xander thinks back to Chad’s offer to be his silent partner. Everett demands an answer, saying he knows for a fact that he’s doing a good job which Xander just told him a few days ago. Everett asks what this is about and why he’s firing him.

Sarah tells Kayla and Steve how Konstantin caught the kidnapper and rescued her daughter, risking his life to save her. Steve remarks that it sounds like he was at the right place at the right time, feeling it was too convenient. Sarah asks what he’s saying. Kayla points out that Konstantin was knocked out on the floor. Sarah adds that Maggie did see the kidnapper from behind so Konstantin couldn’t have made that up. Steve suggests Konstantin had an accomplice and partner in crime. Sarah questions why he would do that. Steve says maybe he’s like a firefighter who starts fires just to put them out and play the hero. Kayla questions thinking that Konstantin arranged to have Sarah’s baby kidnapped. Steve confirms that and brings up putting Konstantin on notice and thinking he was a liar. Steve believes that Konstantin figured if he saved Sarah’s daughter, he could no wrong in Maggie’s eyes ever again.

Theresa complains that she can’t watch Konstantin sucking up to Maggie while she has no idea that he’s just after her money. Theresa says the whole thing is making her sick. Konstantin argues that she’s doing the exact same thing. Alex comes back in to the room as Konstantin tells Theresa that they both know she’s only after Alex to get her hands on his inheritance. Alex asks if everything is okay here as it sounded like they were going at it. Alex reveals he heard Konstantin say that Theresa is only with him for his money. Alex questions why Konstantin would say that. Theresa claims that she just officially met him today and he accused her of being a gold digger because Alex is rich and she’s not. Theresa says she explained that they are not in a relationship but he finds it highly suspicious that they are living together and working together. Alex questions why their relationship is any of Konstantin’s business. Maggie then walks in and says that’s what she would like to know.

Kayla thinks it’s extreme for Konstantin to fake a kidnapping because he’s worried that Steve is onto him about lying a tablecloth, not to mention the risk if he was caught. Steve says the whole story just doesn’t sit right with him. Steve goes over that Konstantin is a senior citizen and the minute he volunteers to watch the baby, he gets knocked out from behind, and then after being knocked out, the senior citizen leaps up and runs down a supposed kidnapper, retrieves the baby but loses the perp and in the process, conveniently forgets what they look like. Kayla points out that he had been knocked out which Steve questions. Steve asks about the motive for the mysterious kidnapper. Sarah says the police think there would’ve been a ransom demand. Steve brings up how there was no evidence of that, no suspect, prints, or signs of forced entry. Steve says he’s suspicious because he already thinks Konstantin is bad news. Kayla and Sarah find Konstantin charming. Sarah admits that when he first came and was getting close with Maggie, she felt he was getting too close, too quickly and that she told him to be careful about asking him to stay through Christmas. Steve asks Sarah when she told Maggie that. Sarah admits it was the day that Victoria kidnapped. Steve believes that Konstantin could’ve been hiding and listening in on their conversation. Sarah admits it’s possible. Steve points out that when Konstantin rescued the baby, Sarah’s feelings about him changed, so if that was his grand plan, it worked like a charm.

Chad tells Stephanie that she’s right that he feels a lot better about Everett and her history with him and working with him. Chad claims he just finally came to his senses. Stephanie questions him coming to his senses out of the blue and being just fine with everything. Chad says he’s not going to waste his time being suspicious and jealous when he can just do something about it. Stephanie asks like what?

Everett questions if Xander is not satisfied with his work since he just told him a couple days ago that hiring him was the right decision and everything was up. Everett asks what changed his mind. Xander offers him an amazing severance package but Everett demands a straight answer as to why he fired him. Everett argues that he uprooted his life and moved halfway across the country, so he has a right to know why he fired him. Xander then admits that it wasn’t his idea, but his partner’s.

Stephanie asks Chad for an answer as to what he thought he could do to get over his jealousy. Chad claims he realized it doesn’t matter to him whether Everett came to Salem thinking they would pick up where they left off. Chad says maybe he misjudged the situation and was completely off base with what his intentions were. Stephanie thinks back to finding out that Everett was going to propose. Stephanie then reveals to Chad that he wasn’t wrong as she does think Everett hoped there would be a chance for them. Stephanie promises that Everett knows now that there’s not, because she has moved on with Chad. Stephanie asks what Chad is thinking. Chad responds that things have been rocky between them and he was worried that Everett would take an opportunity because of that, but he knows he can’t blame people for his mistakes which is why he had to take responsibility for his actions. Chad tells Stephanie that he wants to fix what’s going on with them and he wants them to get back to living the wonderful life they had before, if that’s what she wants too.

Everett questions Xander as he thought Gwen left town and was no longer involved in the day to day operations of the paper. Xander responds that she isn’t and he didn’t think she still reads the paper, but she does and she saw his article on Leo. Xander claims that Leo’s most recent betrayal of Gwen is still very raw to her, so she called him, demanding that he let him go. Everett questions Xander having to give in to that demand. Xander says his history with Gwen is complicated and the whole partner situation is tenuous at best. Everett says he was just finishing up another piece defending Leo Stark. Xander confirms that will never see the light of day. Xander repeats that he’s terribly sorry about everything. Everett says he doesn’t believe him.

Sarah hears what Steve is saying, but says she genuinely likes Konstantin and he has made Maggie so happy. Sarah says if Konstantin did save her little girl, then she’s beyond grateful to him. Steve says that’s exactly what Konstantin was counting on. Steve doesn’t mean to scare Sarah but says that Maggie is a grieving widow with a lot of money and brings up that if Konstantin has money problems back in Greece and was brazen enough to stage a kidnapping. Kayla questions if Konstantin had a partner in crime, who the hell it would be. Steve responds that he doesn’t know, but he intends to find out.

Konstantin says to forgive him if he overstepped, but he heard Theresa recently moved to Salem and immediately moved in with Alex, so he was concerned for her motives. Alex tells him that he doesn’t need to be as they started spending time together before any of them had a clue that he was Victor’s son. Theresa says that is true and admits maybe she has chased a guy for his money in the past, but claims that’s not something she would do now because she has too much self respect. Maggie says that Theresa has come a long way since then and she’s very proud of her. Theresa thanks Maggie. Theresa then asks who wouldn’t want Alex just the way he is. Alex jokes with Maggie, who suggests they drop all this and enjoy their tea. Konstantin apologizes and says he spoke up out of concern for Victor’s family and he’s sorry for hurting Maggie as he hopes she can forgive him. Maggie assures that she does and understands he cares about their family which she appreciates.

Stephanie assures Chad that she wouldn’t be there if she didn’t want to be, but lately they have felt like an old married couple, like they’ve been going through the motions of a relationship instead of dealing with the commitment and relationship goals. Chad says he knows as they hug. Chad thought maybe it would be good for them to be alone tonight as the kids are sleeping over at Doug and Julie’s. Chad suggests they can start working on those relationship goals and just enjoy each other. Stephanie says she would like that a lot as they kiss.

Xander questions Everett not believing his reason for letting him go. Everett believes that Xander is hiding something. Xander says maybe he’d understand if he knew Gwen. Everett guesses he’ll never have the pleasure. Everett wishes Xander luck in finding content to publish in the paper tomorrow. Xander adds that he really hates having to do this. Everett says that doesn’t make him feel better. Everett guesses he will clear out his desk.

Sarah thanks Kayla for the insight and says she should be used to difficult patients, but this one threw her. Kayla says it’s understandable. Sarah is glad she stopped by and calls it illuminating for a lot of reasons. Kayla is glad she could help and that Steve was there also. Sarah prays that Steve is wrong about Konstantin because Maggie would be devastated. Sarah adds that it was truly terrifying to have her child kidnapped, once she was back in her arms, she and Xander started to see things differently. Kayla asks how so. Sarah explains that instead of the warpath they have been on with each other, they realized that what’s most important is that they care about their daughter and each other.

Konstantin thanks Maggie for understanding and claims his suspicions only come from the deepest concern for her family. Theresa claims she no longer has an appetite and Alex decides go with her. Maggie offers to send them home with leftovers, so she takes Alex and Theresa to the kitchen to choose what they want. Steve then walks in and startles Konstantin. Konstantin asks if he’s looking for Maggie but Steve assures that he was looking for him.

Alex and Theresa walk through the town square. Theresa apologizes for cutting he and Maggie’s time short and for causing problems. Alex assures that Maggie adores her and that she wasn’t the problem. Alex mocks Konstantin and jokes with her. Alex tells her to forget about what Konstantin said because he has no idea what he’s talking about since he doesn’t know her. Xander then walks up and asks if Alex is sure about that.

Kayla is glad that Sarah and Xander were able to work things out. Sarah says she didn’t want Victoria to grow up without a father and admits she was scared to trust Xander again. Sarah adds that she was even more scared that she might let herself fall in love with him again. Kayla questions if she’s not worried about that anymore. Sarah says they didn’t close the door on that, so they just have to wait and see what happens between them. Kayla asks if there’s a chance they could work things out.

Konstantin asks Steve what it is this time. Steve says it’s the same thing as before as he doesn’t think he’s been entirely honest with Maggie. Steve brings up Konstantin telling Maggie that Victor gave him a free pass and didn’t expect to be paid back. Konstantin claims that is the truth but Steve says that doesn’t sound like the Victor they knew, so he decided to look in to it. Steve reveals that he just got back from Greece where he spoke to a whole lot of people who told a very different story about Konstantin’s history with Victor. Konstantin questions Steve flying all the way to Greece to dig up dirt on him. Steve shouts that he and Kayla care about Maggie and don’t like to see her taken advantage of. Steve tells Konstantin that he won’t tell Maggie about any of this on the condition that he goes back to Greece and never shows his face here again.

Chad and Stephanie continue kissing until there’s a knock at the door. Chad says he’ll get rid of them but opens the door to see Everett. Chad tells him this isn’t the best time. Everett says he’s sorry to interrupt but it’s about work. Chad argues that it’s Thanksgiving. Everett says he won’t be dragging Stephanie away and just wanted to tell her that he doesn’t think they will be working together anymore because he just got fired. Stephanie questions what happened as she thought Xander was thrilled with his work and said so multiple times. Everett responds that apparently, his silent partner decided to break her silence and now he’s out of a job. Chad claims it makes sense since Gwen likes to make everyone as miserable as she is. Stephanie asks what Gwen’s problem is. Everett says he understands Gwen and Leo have bad blood. Stephanie says it’s because of her PR strategy then and blames herself. Everett assures that she was brilliant and it’s not her fault as he calls this a personal vendetta. Everett says he just came by to let her know since he hired her and she’ll have to talk to Xander about her position in the company. Stephanie says she’ll have plenty to say to Xander but Everett asks her not to do so on his behalf. Stephanie asks who is going to put out the paper tomorrow. Everett responds that Xander should’ve thought about that before he fired the person who does so, but it’s not his problem anymore. Everett says he just came by to give Stephanie the heads up. Stephanie thanks him and asks what he’s going to do since he just moved here, signed a lease and bought all his new furniture. Everett says he’ll figure it out as he’s been through worse. Everett wishes them a happy Thanksgiving while Chad wishes him good luck and he exits.

Konstantin questions Steve blackmailing him in to leaving the country. Steve calls that one way to look at it, or he could see it as improving his life’s circumstances. Steve warns that Maggie looks sweet and forgiving but he wouldn’t like to be on the receiving end when she finds out he’s been conning her. Maggie then comes in and greets Steve as she asks what’s going on. Konstantin reveals that Steve wants him to leave Salem. Maggie asks Steve why. Konstantin says that Steve is upset with him because he lied to her. Maggie questions what he lied about. Konstantin then tells Maggie about the tablecloth not being Victor’s or from Greece. Steve tells Maggie that there’s more. Konstantin admits he bought the tablecloth at the bargain basement, saying he was trying to do something nice for Maggie and bring her comfort. Steve tells Konstantin to continue. Konstantin then tells Maggie that when he told her that Victor forgave the debt to his restaurant, he was lying again because he wanted to spare her feelings to think the best of her husband, but he was not too generous with his finances. Konstantin claims he loved Victor dearly nonetheless. Maggie says she did as well. Konstantin swears that everything else he’s told her has been the God’s honest truth. Steve asks if he’s leaving something out. Konstantin asks what he’s getting at. Steve then suggests he tell Maggie about the kidnapping.

Sarah tells Kayla that her head is spinning since so much has happened between her and Xander as some of it was wonderful and some of it was terrible with no in between. Sarah says no matter how hard she tries to put her feelings for him behind her, she can’t seem to outrun them but she doesn’t want to screw up their ability to co-parent. Kayla says she has her priorities in the right spot. Sarah knows Xander isn’t Kayla’s favorite person. Kayla says she loves Sarah and wants her to be happy. Kayla recalls when her family didn’t want her to be with Steve, so she knows how hard it is. Sarah points out that her mom is actually Xander’s biggest fan.

Theresa tells Xander that she and Alex were having a private conversation and that Xander doesn’t know what he’s talking about. Xander reminds her that he saw her and Konstantin talking in the town square just the other day. Theresa claims that he was just asking for directions. Xander says he didn’t look that lost to him. Theresa argues that he’s just picking a fight with her because he’s trying to poach her editor-in-chief from Bella but she just gave her a big raise so she’s not going anywhere. Theresa wishes Xander luck with that dumpster fire he calls a paper. Xander remarks that only an idiot like Alex would hire someone like Theresa to revive Bella. Alex asks what that’s supposed to mean. Xander remarks that if he just inherited the money that Alex did, he wouldn’t waste a penny on a schemer like Theresa. Xander adds that Victor must be rolling over in his grave, konwing that his secret son is put all his faith in Theresa who he calls worthless. Alex then punches Xander.

Chad wants he and Stephanie to pick up where they left off but realizes she’s no longer in the mood. Stephanie says she just feels bad that her decision got Everett fired. Chad argues that they were his decisions to make and the buck stops with him which she agrees with. Stephanie tells Chad that she feels better and they continue kissing.

Everett walks past the Brady Pub and calls Gwen, leaving a message saying they don’t know each other but he imagines she knows her name since she just fired him by proxy. Everett reveals that he got her number from his former copy editor. Everett says he has a few questions to ask her.

Alex tells Xander that Theresa has been insulted enough and demands that he apologize. Xander refuses as Sarah rushes up and questions what happened. Xander tells Sarah that he’s fine. Sarah says he needs ice and they walk off together. Theresa calls that very gallant of Alex to come to her defense like that as she doesn’t think anyone’s ever done that for her before. Alex calls the knight in shining armor routine new for him too but says she had a rough day and Xander got what he deserved. Theresa checks on Alex’s hand. Alex admits it hurt and hopes that she knows she’s not the problem for Xander. Theresa states that he has lots of problems with her. Alex argues that Xander always wants something he can’t have but he’s never going to be able to trade places with him…

Konstantin questions what Steve is talking about in regards to the kidnapping. Steve says he didn’t want to say anything until he had more information, but it’s very possible that Konstantin orchestrated the kidnapping to score points with Maggie and Sarah. Konstantin swears he would never do that and that he had nothing to do with the kidnapping. Steve questions if it was just a coincidence that a mysterious stranger just wandered in as soon as he started watching the baby. Konstantin then shouts that it was not mysterious at all and reveals he knows who did it.

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Days Update Tuesday, November 28, 2023

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Update written by Joseph

Kayla is in her office, on the phone with her son Joey. Kayla asks him about Thanksgiving and tells him that Stephanie and Chad went to Doug and Julie’s while Tripp is with Wendy and she’s stuck at work, but she and Steve will have a turkey dinner when he gets back from Greece. Kayla says she doesn’t know when that will be but then Steve arrives and surprises her with flowers. Kayla tells Steve that she’s glad he’s there as they hug and Steve wishes her a Happy Thanksgiving.

Chad tells Stephanie that he got all the food put up at Doug and Julie’s with a little of everything put aside for Kayla. Stephanie says it’s too bad that Kayla had to work as she missed a fun day which Chad laughs at. Stephanie admits it was a little awkward at times but feels it wasn’t that bad. Chad feels it wasn’t really a barrel of laughs either with Stephanie’s ex-boyfriend making eyes at her the whole time. Stephanie argues that Chad just imagined that and he was just trying to get to know Doug and Julie. Stephanie points out how sweet Everett was with the kids and how much they liked him. Stephanie tells Chad that after the initial weirdness, everyone enjoyed themselves very much. Stephanie asks where the kids are now. Chad says they asked to stay over so they are getting settled in their rooms. Chad suggests maybe that’s a good thing as maybe they could use some time alone since things have been very rocky between them lately. They get close until Everett walks in. Chad thought he left. Everett says he was just finishing his interview with Doug and Julie, calling them good people with fascinating lives so he hopes his piece on them does them justice. Chad suggests he go write it while it’s fresh in his mind. Everett says that’s the plan as he’s going to the Spectator office and he’s going to need Stephanie to come with him.

Xander has Thanksgiving dinner alone at home while doing the crossword in the Spectator. Sarah then shows up at his door with their baby Victoria and wishes him a happy Thanksgiving. Xander tells her that he obviously wasn’t expecting her. Sarah says they wanted to stop by and give him a little surprise which she calls hopefully something to be grateful for.

Alex and Theresa sit together in the town square. Alex calls it a really fun Thanksgiving. Theresa is glad he could join them. Alex tells her that her son is a good kid. Theresa talks about Tate being too busy to hang out with his mom outside of the holidays. Alex says it’s very obvious that Tate loves her. Theresa admits she’s really pleased with how Tate has adjusted to life in Salem. Theresa then asks Alex how he and Justin are. Alex says he’s still calling Justin “dad” even if he’s not his real father. Alex says it may be a little awkward but he’s a great guy and they love each other. Alex adds that Justin did invite him to Arizona to spend Thanksgiving with them and his brothers. Alex didn’t want to make everyone uncomfortable. Alex adds that maybe he should’ve gone as he knows family is important. Alex mentions that he should go check on Maggie as she and Sarah have to be completely shook. Alex can’t believe someone kidnapped Sarah’s baby.

Konstantin and Maggie sit together in the living room of the Kiriakis Mansion. Konstantin tells her about being grateful that she invited him to stay for the holidays. Maggie mentions her and Sarah being grateful to him. They talk about Thanksgiving in Greece and what Victor had told Maggie about. Konstantin tells Maggie about the stories of Greek Gods. Maggie mentions kidnapping hitting close to home. Konstantin thinks back to having Theresa kidnap Victoria. Maggie doesn’t know what she would’ve done if Konstantin hadn’t saved her granddaughter. Maggie repeats that Konstantin is a real hero. Konstantin responds that he’s not and declares that he’s done something truly terrible to her.

Chad questions if Everett can’t write the article himself. Everett responds that he can and will but since Leo has been charged with murder, he needs Stephanie’s help to draft the Spectator’s official response. Chad suggests just saying that Leo is getting exactly what he deserves. Chad argues that Leo and Dimitri drove Nicole off the road and they can draw a line from that to her baby’s death. Everett calls it a little more complicated than that since they didn’t deliberately drive Nicole off the road. Everett calls it an accident and says Leo helped deliver Nicole’s baby. Chad argues that he had no choice. Chad complains that if Leo and Dimitri hadn’t been fleeing from the police, EJ and Nicole’s baby would still be alive and shouts at Everett to stop making excuses for that son of a bitch. Chad asks if Stephanie is with him on this.

Sarah presents Xander with Victoria’s birth certificate, updated to say that Xander is her father. Sarah says it’s only right since Xander is the father and now it’s official. Xander thanks her and says it means a lot. Sarah wanted to show him how much she wants him to be a part of their daughter’s life. Sarah says she’s just so sorry that it took Victoria being kidnapped to realize that.

Alex tells Theresa that it boggles his mind how somebody could break in to the house in broad daylight and steal an innocent baby. Theresa says the good news is that she was found and returned safe. Alex credits Konstantin. Theresa says it was really fortune that he was there and able to find her. Alex feels now would be a good time to check in on Maggie. Theresa is surprised since things have been strained between them since Alex took over Titan. Alex admits that they have been but he feels that Victor would want him to check on Maggie and invites Theresa to come with him. Theresa thinks back to kidnapping Victoria and says she’s not sure that would be a good idea.

Maggie tells Konstantin that he hasn’t done anything terrible to her. Konstantin brings up kissing her and says it was very disrespectful to her and Victor. Maggie says everything is forgotten and fine. Konstantin disagrees and says she should’ve thrown him out and sent him packing, but instead she invited him to stay through Christmas. Maggie reminds him that he saved her granddaughter and that he’s been a comfort to her. Maggie calls him a good man and says one lapse in judgment doesn’t change that.

Kayla and Steve tell Joey on the phone that next Thanksgiving they will all be together as they hang up. They talk about missing Joey but being glad that he’s doing. Kayla says she’s so glad Steve is back as they kiss. Kayla asks about Greece and if he and John were able to uncover any new information about Konstantin. Steve reveals that they were and it looks like Konstantin has an allergy to the truth.

Stephanie tells Chad that she’s not a fan of Leo either and she’s not defending him, but Everett hired her to defend the reputation of the newspaper which means doing damage control on a very dicey situation. Chad questions if that means ignoring that Leo was at least partly responsible for the death of a newborn and complains that EJ and Nicole are going through Hell right now. Stephanie says they respect that but hopes that he can also respect that this is part of her job. Chad questions Stephanie really having to go when it’s Thanksgiving. Everett points out that they need to issue a statement for tomorrow’s paper so they can’t really kick it down the road. Stephanie says they can’t put this off but she’ll be home as quick as she can. Chad says no problem as Stephanie then leaves with Everett.

Kayla tells Steve that he already confronted Konstantin about the table cloth. Steve says he had all sorts of excuses for why he lied to Maggie but he and John found out that he’s been lying about a lot more than that. Steve says that Konstantin said that Victor loaned him the money to start his restaurant and refused to let him pay him back which Kayla notes doesn’t sound like Victor. Steve confirms that they interviewed some locals who confirmed that Victor loaned Konstantin the money, but expected to be paid back, and when Konstantin started having trouble making some of the payments, it caused a big rift between them. Kayla questions why Konstantin would lie about that.

Konstantin comments to Maggie that Thanksgiving is an interesting tradition. Maggie talks about usually having more family but she didn’t feel in the mood this year without Victor, but if she did, she would’ve said she’s grateful to Konstantin. Maggie repeats that he’s been a source of comfort to her and she was always be in debt for saving Victoria. Konstantin says he did what anyone would’ve done. Maggie points out that he could’ve been killed and she’s just sorry that the kidnapper got away, so she prays the police catch them soon.

Alex questions Theresa not wanting to visit Maggie as he thought they were close. Theresa says that they are and that Maggie encouraged her to go to AA a couple years ago. Theresa claims that she doesn’t want to intrude on his family moment. Alex promises that she won’t be and that she’d be doing him a huge favor. Theresa then agrees to go with him. Theresa guesses she should check in on Maggie anyway since she really owes her one.

Xander holds Victoria and tells Sarah that he’s so glad she’s alright. Sarah mentions that Maggie increased security around the Kiriakis Mansion. Xander says he will make sure his apartment is secured for when Victoria stays the night. Sarah talks about having Justin draw up papers for shared custody to make it official. Xander tells Sarah that he really is looking forward to co-parenting with her. Sarah responds that she’s glad it’s all working out. Sarah adds that maybe someday. Xander asks maybe someday what?

Kayla suggests maybe Konstantin lied because he didn’t want to paint Victor in a bad light to his grieving widow while trying to cheer Maggie up. Steve doesn’t buy what Konstantin claims because all the little white lies are starting to add up, not to mention the bigger lie that Konstantin worshipped Victor and that they were best friends. Steve states that from what he and John learned from the people in Greece, he thinks Victor and Konstantin were actually enemies.

Alex and Theresa go to the Kiriakis Mansion. Maggie tells Theresa that she’s so glad to see her since they haven’t had a chance to catch up since Victor’s funeral. Theresa apologizes for not being better at keeping in touch with her and says she heard about what happened with Sarah’s baby, so she’s really sorry she went through that. Alex asks if they are okay now. Maggie admits she’s still a little shaken but the important thing is that Victoria is just fine and returned to them unharmed, thanks to Konstantin. Alex tells Konstantin that it’s good to see him again and introduces him to Theresa. Konstantin responds that they actually already know each other which Maggie questions.

Xander puts Victoria back in her stroller and asks if Sarah is saying she wants to get back together. Sarah stutters but admits she’s open to the possibility and assumes that he is too since they almost kissed yesterday. Xander can’t deny there’s still more than a spark but he wasn’t sure if there was too much water under the bridge. Sarah acknowledges that they’ve both done things to hurt each other that they regret and are now in a much better place obviously. Sarah adds that they do share a child, so maybe it’s something they should think about. Xander states that he has his thinking cap on as they speak. They get close again but Sarah says she has to get to work and drop Victoria back at home. Xander thanks her very much for the birth certificate and for the visit. Sarah then opens the door to leave right as Chad arrives. Chad apologizes if he’s interrupting but Sarah says she was just leaving. Chad comments on Victoria being beautiful and says it feels like just yesterday when his daughter Charlotte was that tiny and it goes too fast. Sarah tells Xander that she’s really glad she came and wishes Chad a happy Thanksgiving as she then exits. Xander assumes Chad is here to talk about the Spectator but he hasn’t changed his mind about selling to him. Chad then reveals that he ended up buying Gwen’s half instead, so he calls Xander his partner.

Everett and Stephanie to go to work at the Spectator. Stephanie tells Everett that they need to emphasize how terrible Dimitri and Leo feel and how they risked their freedom to help a woman in need, but then decides that’s too much and to start over. Stephanie points out that if it wasn’t for them, Nicole would’ve been alone when she went in to labor. Everett calls Stephanie brilliant and says he’s so lucky to have her talent in helping him on this. Everett notes his laptop’s battery going low and asks Stephanie to get the charger from his bag. Stephanie goes to get it but finds a ring box instead.

Theresa tells Konstantin that he must be confusing her with someone else because they’ve never met. Konstantin claims that they met in the town square when she gave him directions and he was very grateful. Theresa then claims she does remember now. Alex asks how long Konstantin plans to stay in Salem. Konstantin informs him that Maggie has asked him to stay through Christmas, but he has fallen for the town so he may never leave.

Kayla thinks Konstantin and Victor being enemies is a bit of a stretch. Steve says he’s just going by what he’s been hearing and he finds it strange that Konstantin inserted himself in to Maggie’s life while he owed Victor all that money. Steve thinks they should at least warn Maggie that Konstantin is not being honest with her. Kayla asks if he really thinks that’s a good idea when Konstantin has been a great comfort to Maggie and it just seems cruel to take that away from her. Steve feels he’s 90% sure. Kayla suggests instead mentioning to her family that he has suspicions and they can keep an eye on things. Sarah then enters and says she hopes she’s not interrupting. Steve says it’s actually perfect timing.

Xander questions Gwen selling Chad her half of the Spectator. Chad confirms the contracts were signed this morning. Xander notes that Gwen didn’t say anything to him but remembers that Chad didn’t want Stephanie to find out that he’s trying to fire Everett. Xander points out that they would be 50/50 partners, so Chad can’t force him to fire his new editor-in-chief. Chad asks why he’s so protective of Everett. Xander responds that he’s great at his job, so he can’t afford to lose him. Chad offers to make it worth his while.

Stephanie asks Everett about the ring box. Everett tries to claim that it’s a case for his contact lenses but Stephanie opens it and sees the engagement ring inside. Stephanie questions why he has it. Everett then admits he bought it a long time ago, before the accident. Stephanie asks if it was for her and if he was going to ask her to marry him. Everett confirms that he was going to propose before the accident. Everett adds that he knows they were only starting to get serious and maybe it was too soon, but he knew in his heart that he wanted to spend the rest of his life with her and he felt the same way when he woke up from the coma which he told her on his first night in Salem. Stephanie asks if he had the ring with him that night. Everett confirms that he did, but then she told him that she was with Chad and that obviously changed things. Everett remarks that he probably should’ve sold it and mentions all his medical bills but he couldn’t bring himself to do it. Stephanie tells him that she’s so sorry but Everett says she had every right to move on with her life. Everett wishes she hadn’t found the ring and suggests they just get back to finishing work, so she can get home to Chad.

Xander tells Chad again that he’s not interested in selling him his half of the paper. Chad says he’s made that clear and can keep it. Chad then offers to give Xander his half of the profits, so he’ll be a silent partner and Xander will reap all the rewards. Xander argues that he can’t be serious. Chad states that he didn’t buy the paper from Gwen for money, he did it to get rid of Everett as a pesky problem. Xander argues that Everett hasn’t been a pesky problem to him and if he gets rid of him, the paper will suffer or maybe even going under. Chad argues that he’s not the only man on earth who can keep it running. Chad points out that Xander would get to double his money and all he has to do is fire Everett and keep his name out of it. Chad feels it sounds like a no brainer.

Steve informs Sarah of Konstantin’s lies about the table cloth and says he knows they aren’t huge lies and there are reasonable explanations but he sees it as reason to be concerned. Sarah feels that Konstantin was just trying to make Maggie feel better and cheer her up. Kayla agrees but suggests Sarah keep an eye on things to make sure Konstantin isn’t lying about anything else. Sarah admits that she had her doubts about Konstantin as well as she thought he was overstaying his welcome and that Maggie was relying on him too much, but she’s come to see him as one of the good guys and a hero. Kayla asks why she’d say that. Sarah reveals that yesterday, he saved her daughter from a kidnapper which Steve questions.

Alex asks if the cops have any leads on the kidnappers. Maggie says no as she’s afraid they don’t have much to go on. Konstantin says he didn’t get a good look either but he assumed it was a man. Alex questions what the kidnapper’s motive was. Konstantin supposes it was money. Maggie says they think they were going to try to ransom the baby back to them. Maggie asks if she can get them tea. Theresa says that sounds great so Alex goes to help Maggie in the kitchen. Theresa then questions what Konstantin’s problem is.

Stephanie goes home to Chad, who asks how it went at the paper. Stephanie thinks that she and Everett put together a pretty good defense of Leo, noting that they had to get creative but they worked well together. Stephanie notes that she knows that isn’t what he wants to hear. Chad says it’s fine and she has to do what she has to do for her clients. Stephanie asks even if the client is Everett. Chad knows he was hard on Everett but promises to give him a chance.

Xander goes to the Spectator where Everett is finishing up the response to Leo’s murder charges and asks if he wants to take a look at it before it’s sent to the printer. Xander tells him to actually stop for now. Everett questions if he’s having second thoughts about defending Leo. Xander responds that it’s not about Leo, but about Everett. Xander informs Everett that he’s sorry but he’s going to have to let him go.

Kayla tells Sarah that she’s so sorry about the kidnapping. Sarah admits it was terrifying, but fortunately, Konstantin caught the kidnapper and rescued her daughter, risking his life to save her. Steve remarks that it sounds like he was at the right place at the right time, feeling it was too convenient. Sarah asks what he’s saying. Kayla points out that Konstantin was knocked out on the floor. Sarah adds that Maggie did see the kidnapper from behind so Konstantin couldn’t have made that up. Steve suggests Konstantin had an accomplice and partner in crime.

Konstantin comments that Theresa seems upset. Theresa complains that he almost blew their connection by telling Alex and Maggie that they knew each other. Konstantin tells her to lighten up as he’s just having a little fun with her. Theresa argues that there is nothing fun about this and she can’t watch him sucking up to Maggie while she has no idea that he’s just after her money. Theresa says the whole thing is making her sick. Konstantin argues that she’s doing the exact same thing. Alex comes back in to the room as Konstantin tells Theresa that they both know she’s only after Alex to get her hands on his inheritance.

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Days Update Monday, November 27, 2023

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Outside the Brady Pub, Eric questions Nicole saying she wants to hold his baby. Nicole explains that she thought maybe holding him might bring her a little solace. Eric is unsure, so Nicole says nevermind. Nicole says that Eric is just getting to know the baby and she shouldn’t have asked. Eric then tells her it’s okay and that she can hold him.

Inside the Pub, EJ remarks on Rafe eating alone. Rafe tells EJ that he heard about what happened to him and Nicole and he’s so sorry for his loss. EJ doesn’t want his condolences, he wants him to find the bastard who ran his wife off the road.

Dimitri shows up at Sloan’s apartment. Sloan questions what he’s doing there, reminding him that he’s a fugitive and she thought he was leaving town. Dimitri responds that he thought she was helping Leo. Sloan says that she is. Dimitri questions why he just heard that Leo is being charged with murder then. Dimitri thinks they both know that if anyone should be facing those charges, it’s her.

In the interrogation room, Harris asks Leo if his lawyer is on her way. Leo responds that she’s unfortunately not as she was otherwise engaged. Leo insists that she will be there though and prove he had nothing to do with the untimely demise of the baby. Leo argues that he instead brought the baby in to the world and feels proud, but now heartbroken. Harris blames Leo and Dimitri. Leo tells Harris to leave so he can mourn and wallow in self pity. Harris then exits the room. Jada tells Harris that she just heard about what happened to Gil and asks how Ava is. Harris responds that Ava will be okay as long as EJ doesn’t drop the hammer on her. Jada worries based on how EJ feels about Ava. Harris mentions missing his keys and asks if Jada has seen them.

Stefan asks Ava how she wants to decide who breaks in to the interrogation room. Ava refuses to do it. Stefan points out that he made a copy of the keys while Ava argues that she’s the one who swiped the keys which is riskier. Stefan argues that he’s the one on security footage. Stefan states that neither of them want to do this. Ava points out that one of them has to do it or else Clyde will be very unhappy. Stefan then gets an idea and suggests letting Mr. “I can’t tell a lie” decide for them.

Jada asks Harris if he lost his keys. Harris says he’s sure they’ll turn up. Jada suggests finding them sooner than later as she asks if he made any progress with Leo. Harris responds that he was having trouble tracking down his lawyer, so he figured he’d leave him in the interrogation room for awhile and maybe he’ll decide to make a deal. Jada asks to take a crack at him so she heads in to the interrogation room.

Rafe assures EJ that the department wants Dimitri found just as badly as he does and he has his best detectives on the case. EJ comments on Rafe sitting here enjoying his dinner. Rafe brings up EJ’s family resources and says there’s a pretty big chance that Dimitri is off in the Caribbean. EJ doesn’t care and wants him found. EJ declares that when he is found, he’s going to throw the book at Dimitri and Leo. Rafe mentions hearing the pretty steep charge. EJ asks if he takes issue with how he prosecutes criminals. Rafe points out that he’s an alleged criminal and in this case, he does not take issue but he is curious what EJ plans to do with Ava Vitali.

Ava questions Stefan deciding who breaks in to the evidence room by flipping a coin. Stefan says it’s better than rock, paper, scissors so they go with it. Ava calls heads and flips the coin.

Sloan questions Dimitri thinking she should be charged with murder and asks what he’s talking about. Dimitri reminds her how he stopped by a couple days ago with a premature, healthy baby boy in his arms and she assured him that he would be delivered to the hospital, but now he’s hearing that baby is dead. Dimitri knows there was no love lost between her and Nicole but questions if she despises her that much. Sloan asks if he thinks he killed Nicole’s baby. Dimitri asks if she didn’t. Sloan assures that she did not and that Nicole’s baby was born prematurely on the side of a road after a car crash so the baby wasn’t doing well. Sloan claims she did take it to the hospital but it was too late and the baby didn’t stand a chance. Dimitri asks why Nicole’s son is dead, but Sloan’s apartment looked like she ransacked the baby department.

Nicole holds Eric’s baby and calls him so beautiful. Nicole then questions how this could be and declares this is her baby.

Ava goes to the police station and sees Harris, who says he wasn’t expecting to see her again today and asks if everything is okay. Ava says everything is fine and that she just stopped by because she has something for him.

Rafe informs EJ that they just got forensics back and their team found fibers underneath Gil’s fingernails consistent with those from Ava’s blouse which lends credence to Ava’s story that he attacked her. EJ questions if he doesn’t think Ava is clever enough to falsify evidence. Rafe admits it’s possible but asks why she would, pointing out that she had no motive to kill Gil other than self defense. EJ decides that if Rafe is satisfied with Ava’s statement and the evidence, then he sees no reason to press charges. Rafe agrees. EJ says now he must tend to his wife while Rafe must find the bastard who killed his son. EJ then takes his food and exits the Pub.

Jada confronts Leo in the interrogation room and tells him to cut the crap as she heard he’s up for felony murder charges for the death of Nicole’s baby. Jada calls it no laughing matter. Leo calls it disturbing that the district attorney happens to be Nicole’s husband. Jada tells Leo that she could make the charges go away which Leo questions. Jada says all he has to do is throw his boyfriend under the bus.

Sloan tells Dimitri that this is all for her baby as Melinda has been helping her and Eric in the adoption process which is why she was there when he showed up the other day. Sloan says they just received their baby today and he’s out with Eric right now. Dimitri questions the baby being a boy which Sloan confirms. Dimitri congratulates her but goes over that a few days ago, he left her with a perfectly healthy baby boy, who then suddenly somehow dies and then she finds herself the recipient of a perfectly healthy baby boy who seems to have been born at the exact same time as the baby he left with her days earlier. Dimitri asks how stupid she thinks he is. Dimitri accuses her of taking the baby for herself.

Eric asks what Nicole means. Nicole repeats that this is her baby. Eric says he can’t even begin to imagine the kind of pain that she’s in right now, but this isn’t her baby. Nicole thinks back to holding her baby after giving birth. Nicole tells Eric that right after he was born, Leo put him in her arms and she’ll never forget his face. Nicole declares that this is the baby that she gave birth to and this is her son.

Harris questions what Ava has for him. Ava brought him food since he’s stuck at work all night. Harris thanks her and says the station gets so crazy sometimes that he forgets to eat. Harris adds that it’s no wonder he lost his keys and jokes that he’d lose his head too.

Stefan breaks in to the police evidence room.

Leo questions Jada wanting him to throw the love of his life under the bus. Jada offers him the phone to call Dimitri and say he’d like to meet up. Leo guesses that when Dimitri shows up, she and another cop show up to arrest him. Leo refuses to do it. Jada argues that there’s no reason that a man like Leo should be cooling his heels in a stuffy room like this, especially since he’s not the one they want. Jada says they want the big fish and that it might seem like they are partners in crime but that Dimitri is the criminal mastermind. Jada brings up that Dimitri tried to kill Stefan and Gabi, assaulted a police officer, and was the one who drove the car that ran Nicole off the road. Jada tells Leo to call Dimitri and he can be out in time for Thanksgiving dinner.

Sloan tells Dimitri that she did not take Nicole’s baby and that it is possible for two babies to be born on the same day. Sloan presumes that it’s possible that thousands of babies are born on the same day. Dimitri says they are talking about the baby he brought to her on the same day that she’s claiming the baby died. Dimitri doesn’t care if EJ and Nicole get to raise the baby as he cares about Leo going down for the murder of a baby who is still very much alive. Dimitri decides he’s going to call the police department to get this mess sorted out but Sloan stops him.

EJ exits the Brady Pub to find Nicole and Eric with the baby. Eric informs EJ that he and Sloan adopted this baby today while Nicole swears that he is her baby. EJ tells Nicole that the baby isn’t their baby. Nicole insists and repeats that she cradled him after the accident just like this and she saw him and that she would never forget his face anywhere. Nicole cries that this is their boy. EJ wishes that it was and says he’d give anything for it to be their baby but it’s not. EJ states that this baby is Eric and Sloan’s as they adopted him today and it’s time to give him back to his father.

Harris finishes a call with Rafe, saying that’s great news. Ava asks what’s going on. Harris informs her that it’s about her. Harris then announces that EJ has decided not to charge her in Gil Carter’s death. Ava is shocked and hugs Harris, thanking him. Ava declares that she has to go tell Tripp. Ava tells Harris not to work too hard and rushes out of the police station.

Nicole reluctantly hands the baby back to Eric and cries that she’s sorry, guessing her mind is just playing tricks on her and she wanted it to be true. Nicole apologizes to Eric. He says it’s okay but she says it’s not. Nicole says she should’ve been happy for Eric and repeats that she’s sorry. EJ says that’s enough apologies as she’s been through more than most people could handle in the last few days. Eric assures that he understands. EJ tells Nicole that he will take her home and they walk away together. Rafe then comes out from the Pub and sees Eric with the baby. Rafe asks if everything is okay. Eric claims everything is fine but Rafe says it doesn’t seem that way. Eric then admits that Nicole seemed to think that this was her baby.

Sloan tells Dimitri not to call the cops. Dimitri asks if she’s admitting that the baby is in fact Nicole’s. Sloan then admits that he is. Sloan says she didn’t plan to take him. Dimitri remarks that he used that line in shoplifting at the mall. Sloan argues that this isn’t funny. Dimitri says saying she didn’t plan it doesn’t exonerate her. Sloan argues that it’s not like that. Sloan explains that she and Eric have been planning for awhile to adopt a baby and right when they were about to get a child, Melinda said the mother changed her mind because of Sloan’s reputation and the mother didn’t think she was fit to be a parent. Sloan explains that she thought if a parent could find out the truth about her, they all could and that’s when she realized that her being a mother was going to be an uphill battle that she would quite possibly lose. Sloan says that then Dimitri showed up at her door with the baby in his arms. Dimitri asks if she thought “finders keepers” and tells her no. Dimitri realizes that’s why she agreed to help Leo since she knew that was the only way to get him out of town and if he was out of town, he’d never figure out her nefarious plot. Sloan argues that she agreed to help and that’s all he cares about while Dimitri complains about Sloan only wanting to play mommy to someone else’s kid being the only reason that Leo is in this mess. Dimitri says that Sloan has no conscience to do something so underhanded and criminal. Dimitri declares that Sloan is going to have to get the charges against Leo dropped or else he’s going to sing like a canary.

Jada warns Leo that if he doesn’t call Dimitri in the next five minutes, he will have no choice and the deal will be off. Leo complains that she’s asking him to betray someone he loves and cares about. Jada knows Leo thinks he’s deeply in love with Dimitri and that love can sometimes be blinding to the other person’s failings. Jada calls Dimitri a disgusting dirtbag which Leo argues is not helping her case. Jada questions if Dimitri is even capable of love, calling him a sociopath and psychopath. Jada asks if Dimitri even cares about Leo, pointing out that he left him holding the bag. Jada warns Leo that he’s going to hate a prison cell and EJ is out for blood, so the question is does he want it to be his. Jada gets a text and says she has to take care of something. Jada tells Leo that she expects an answer when she returns as she then exits the room.

Stefan searches through the evidence room until he hears someone coming and hides. Jada then enters the room on the phone and says she’s there now, so she asks what they are looking for again.

Rafe congratulates Eric on his new baby. Eric says he was just a little rattled which Rafe calls understandable since Nicole thinking it was her baby is really sad. Rafe still can’t believe Nicole’s baby didn’t make it. Eric brings up that EJ said their son was accidentally cremated, so they never got a chance to really say goodbye to their baby.

EJ brings Nicole home to the DiMera Mansion and says he will run her a bath and put on classical music so she can relax. Nicole tells EJ that she was so sure about the baby being her baby. EJ doesn’t think it’s surprising after what she’s been through. EJ calls it unimaginable trauma combined with the grief they both feel. EJ says her mind was just playing tricks on her. Nicole knows she said that, but the more she thinks about it, the baby’s face just looked like the baby she gave birth to and it was the way she felt when she held him. EJ points out that she had just been hurt in a terrible accident and she was still dazed when he got there. Nicole cries and asks EJ to just hold her so he does.

Sloan tells Dimitri that she will find a way to get Leo out of this mess but he has to get out of here before Eric comes home and sees him. Dimitri insists they shake hands on it, so they do. Dimitri then stops and mentions that he’s a little short on cash. Sloan calls him unbelievable and hands him cash, telling him to take it and get out. Dimitri says it was a pleasure doing business with her. Dimitri recommends she use every trick in the book to get Leo out fast, or else her whole baby switching scheme will be the biggest news of the century and her whole family dream will blow up in her face. Dimitri then exits.

Jada finds the file she was looking for in the evidence room on a Terrance Smith and then leaves while Stefan hides behind the desk.

Jada returns to Leo in the interrogation room and asks if he’s going to call Dimitri to give them the big fish so he can swim away free. Leo responds that he thought about it and he’s not calling anyone. Leo declares that he can’t and won’t betray the man he loves.

Dimitri returns to his motel room and declares that he’s going to get Leo out of this mess if it’s the last thing he does.

Stefan and Ava meet outside the Pub. Stefan informs Ava that he got the evidence but they have to find somewhere to offload it. Stefan adds that he was this close to getting caught and asks how it went on Ava’s end. Ava says she made sure that Harris will get his keys back as that was the easy part but it was slightly harder lying to his face.

Rafe returns to the police station and tells Harris that he was just looking for him as someone from the Sgt’s desk found his keys downstairs and he recognized the key ring. Harris thanks him and says he was looking all over but he didn’t remember leaving them there. Rafe suggests he dropped them somewhere and exits while Harris looks confused.

Eric goes home with his baby to Sloan. They talk about the baby doing so good. Eric then tells her that he ran in to Nicole and she had just gotten released from the hospital, so when she saw the baby, she said that it was her baby.

EJ guesses Nicole isn’t hungry so he will put her sliders in the fridge for later and says he will make her tea as he heads to the kitchen.

Sloan tells Eric that doesn’t make any sense for Nicole to think their baby was her baby. Eric says she was obviously overwhelmed with grief. Sloan asks what Eric did or said. Eric explains that EJ showed up and they managed to convince Nicole that the baby was not her baby.

Nicole sits at home and thinks back to holding her baby after giving birth and then holding Eric’s baby. Nicole doesn’t care what anybody says and declares that she knows that was her baby.

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Days Update Friday, November 24, 2023

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Ava is at home and listens to a voicemail from Harris, wishing her a Happy Thanksgiving and saying he’s grateful that she’s not spending it at the police station. Harris mentions that he can’t find his work keys and asks if Ava saw them while she was there. Ava looks down at the keys. Harris ends his message, saying he’s sure the keys will turn up and he hopes they can talk later. Ava then picks up the keys and Stefan shows up at her door.

Sloan calls Melinda for an update on the baby. Melinda is sure that Sloan is excited to soon be holding her baby in her arms. Sloan responds that she is excited, but also terrified. Melinda encourages her to stop with all the doubts and guilt since everything is going really smoothly. Melinda reminds her that all she has to do is keep her mouth shut. Sloan asks what if when the baby gets older, he starts to look like Eric and Nicole and they start to suspect that he’s their biological son.

EJ visits Nicole in the hospital and comments on the Thanksgiving menu at the hospital being limited. EJ then informs Nicole that she’s being discharged today but Nicole has no reaction. EJ shows her that he brought her a bag of her clothes. Nicole notes the bag is the bag that she packed with baby items for when she went in to labor. Dr. Pierce enters the room and informs them that the autopsy was just completed so he asks to speak to EJ outside but Nicole argues that she needs to know what happened to their son. Dr. Pierce claims his death was the result of injuries from the car accident. Nicole doesn’t understand since he was perfectly fine after giving birth. Dr. Pierce says sometimes the damage is delayed with internal trauma. EJ argues that Dimitri is the one who caused the accident and that Leo will pay for this.

Harris confronts Leo in the interrogation room. Leo asks if he’s being let go but Harris says that’s not going to happen. Harris informs Leo that EJ plans to charge him with murder.

EJ tells Dr. Pierce about Leo being a passenger in the vehicle that struck Nicole’s. EJ informs Dr. Pierce that he should be prepared to testify that the vehicle caused his son’s death. Dr. Pierce says he’ll do whatever he can to help. Nicole stops and says she wants to see their son.

Leo asks Harris whose murder EJ plans on charging him with. Harris informs Leo that it’s EJ’s son. Leo asks if he means Johnny. Harris clarifies that he’s talking about Nicole’s baby. Leo questions Nicole’s baby dying and says that can’t be. Leo asks what happened to the beautiful little boy.

Melinda tells Sloan to stop fast forwarding to the future as the baby won’t be a clone of Nicole or Eric and everyone will accept that he is Sloan and Eric’s adopted kid. Sloan agrees to stop but asks what about now, worrying that people will ask questions. Sloan reminds her that Dimitri and Leo saw Nicole’s baby and know he’s healthy. Melinda explains that Dr. Pierce is telling EJ and Nicole that the baby died from internal injuries that nobody could have predicted. Sloan feels this is so dark and asks how she can be so matter of fact about. Melinda argues that she’s being practical and Sloan needs to be too. Melinda reminds Sloan that she wanted to give Eric a baby so that’s what she’s helping her do. Melinda tells Sloan that this should be the happiest Thanksgiving of her life. Sloan agrees and says she wanted to give Eric a baby and raise a child with him, but she never thought it would happen like this as Eric then comes home.

Nicole repeats to Dr. Pierce that she wants to see their baby before going home. Dr. Pierce doesn’t think that’s wise but Nicole doesn’t care, complaining that her baby was taken from her before she could hold him again. Nicole insists on holding her son one last time. Dr. Pierce asks EJ to back him up that this isn’t a good idea but EJ says he heard his wife and demands he bring them their son. Dr. Pierce thinks back to Melinda telling him to figure something out. Dr. Pierce then tells EJ and Nicole that he will arrange it right away and exits the room.

Ava asks if Stefan came to see Wendy but Stefan says he came to see Ava. Ava asks why. Stefan says they are practically family since she was engaged to his late twin brother, Jake and pretended to be married to him which Ava reminds was Gabi’s idea. Stefan says that Gabi is actually why he’s here. Stefan says he heard about her unfortunate incident with Gil. Ava calls Gil a disgusting pig and says she’s glad he’s dead. Stefan says he can’t say the same because now that Gil is dead, she needs a new business partner and unfortunately that’s him. Ava asks if he bought the Bistro. Stefan responds that it has nothing to do with the restaurant business but everything to do with the business she was running under Gil for Clyde. Ava claims to not know what he’s talking about but Stefan reveals that Clyde told him all about how he strong armed her into running his drug operation by threatening the life of her son and now he’s doing the same to him, by threatening Gabi. Stefan complains that Gabi is a sitting duck in prison and Clyde has made it clear that he will not hesitate to have Gabi killed if he doesn’t play ball, so he and Ava are working together whether they like it or not.

Leo tells Harris about how he delivered Nicole’s baby. Leo asks how he could have died. Harris responds that they believe it was internal injuries from the crash. Leo argues that he didn’t have anything to do with that and he’s the one who brought the baby in to the world. Harris blames the delay in getting him medical treatment that resulted in death. Leo doesn’t understand and questions what the delay was. Harris says if Dimitri ever turns up, they can find out but since Dimitri and Leo fled the jurisdiction in Jada’s stolen car, they can be charged with felony murder. Leo responds that he needs to speak to his lawyer.

Sloan tells Eric that she was just telling Melinda how she never thought she’d be a parent this way. Melinda encourages Sloan that when she holds her new baby in her arms, all of her worries and guilt will be behind her as she’ll be too busy being a mom to think about anything else. Sloan thanks Melinda for everything and hangs up. Eric asks if Melinda said when they will bring home their baby. Sloan reveals that Melinda is on her way with him right now which excites Eric. Eric congratulates Sloan, who says it feels amazing because she’s going to be a mother to Eric’s baby. Eric says this is really happening. Sloan says even though she’s never been the maternal type, she’s fallen more in love with Eric because she’s realized there’s nothing she wants more than to have a family with him even if she’s not the biological mother. Eric states that all that matter is that he is their baby to love with all their hearts.

Nicole tells EJ that she understands if he doesn’t want to do this, because it’s going to be really hard to see their son, but says she needs to hold him one last time. EJ responds that he understands. Nicole points out that EJ never had the chance to hold him and he should have. Nicole says she’s so sorry it has to be this way.

Dr. Pierce goes to see Melinda and tells her that just as he feared, they want to see the baby. He says he tried to talk them out of it but they insisted. He worries that if they start asking questions, it will become very clear that no baby was brought in to the ER that night. He asks what they are supposed to do. Melinda argues that he took the money so he can figure it out. He complains that this was her idea. Melinda points out that he didn’t walk away, which he regrets. Dr. Pierce warns that if he goes down, Melinda is going down with him. Melinda guesses it’s up to her since he can’t come up with a way to present their dead baby. He warns her to come up with something right now because they are expecting him to walk in any minute with the remains of their dead baby boy. Melinda responds that he won’t have to because she has a brilliant idea.

Stefan explains to Ava that Clyde wants him to use DiMera Enterprises to ship drugs through the Bistro which is where Ava comes in. Ava mentions her and Gil not getting that far before she shot him and asks if he’s sure he wants to be her partner. Stefan says he has no choice. Stefan brings up that Clyde mentioned something about needing to get in to the evidence room at the police station. Ava confirms that Clyde had her take the keys off Harris. Stefan says he will take the keys, copy them, and bring them back. Ava question how she knows she can trust him. Stefan asks if she has an alternative. Stefan states that he takes Clyde’s threats very seriously and he’s not going to let him or his goons lay a hand on his wife. Stefan declares that for the foreseeable future, he and Ava are going to have to keep the ones they love very close and safe. Stefan adds that he won’t let Clyde use him like this for very long. Ava says she’ll make sure to let him know if she figures a way out before he does. Stefan thanks her and then goes to leave right as Harris arrives.

Eric tells Sloan that he’s so happy that they are having a baby that he wants the whole world to know. Sloan asks what’s stopping him. Eric says he just wants to wait for the right time. Sloan asks if now isn’t the right time. Eric points out them becoming parents on the heels of a terrible tragedy for Nicole. Sloan gets a call from Leo, who complains that Harris just told him that he’s being charged with felony murder. Leo says Nicole’s baby dying is awful but not his fault. Leo tells Sloan that he needs her to get there now. Sloan says she’ll be in touch and will help him fight the charges, but she has to go right now. Leo argues that he needs to hear her strategy and she only has one phone call. Sloan hangs up as there’s a knock at the door. Eric excitedly answers the door to see Melinda with the baby. Melinda wishes them a Happy Thanksgiving.

EJ returns to Nicole’s room after she has gotten dressed to leave the hospital. EJ tells her that the doctor will be there soon with their baby and then they can go home. EJ adds that Holly will be happy to see her. Nicole hopes Holly can forgive her for snapping at her when she came to visit earlier. Nicole feels she was insensitive when Holly lost her little brother. EJ assures that she will understand. Nicole says she’s grateful to have Holly. Dr. Pierce then returns to the room. Nicole questions where their son is. He responds that he’s afraid it’s not possible for them to see him because their baby was accidentally cremated, shocking EJ and Nicole.

Ava tells Harris that it’s good to see him. Harris says he just stopped by during his break to see how Ava is doing. Stefan claims that he stopped by to see Tripp and Wendy to let them know again that they were mistaken by what they saw on the night that Li died. Harris calls that witness tampering. Stefan argues that his wife is locked up in prison, awaiting trial for a murder she didn’t commit, so he’s out doing everything he can to see that she goes free. Ava tells Stefan that he will have to come back another time since Tripp and Wendy aren’t home. Stefan tells Harris again that Gabi is innocent and that he should be out there trying to find Li’s real killer. Harris points out that the district attorney thinks they already have. Stefan argues that EJ is a pompous ass, biased, and wrong as he then exits the apartment. Ava comments on Stefan being upset about his wife. Ava says that’s enough about him and she’s glad Harris came by. Harris asks how she’s been and if she got his message, admitting he got a little worried when he didn’t hear back. Ava tells him that she was just about to call back when Stefan knocked on the door. Harris asks if it’s hard for her to be back in the apartment after what happened to Gil. Ava admits it is a little but it’s better than spending the night in lockup. Ava thanks Harris for putting in a good word with Rafe since she knows how much Rafe hates her, so she’s grateful that he listened to him. Harris calls Rafe a fair guy and says he believes him, so when forensics backs her up, her story will be proven. Ava guesses EJ will have no choice but to drop the charges. Harris notes that EJ is pretty preoccupied with his son’s death. Ava calls that terribly sad. Harris can’t imagine what they are going through. Ava calls it heartbreaking and asks if he wants a coffee or tea. Harris says he has to get back to the station and then brings up his keys as he asks if Ava remembers seeing them.

Leo remains in the interrogation room and thinks back to telling Dimitri that he’d meet him in the park behind the hospital after delivering Nicole’s baby. Leo states that he misses Dimitri and wishes he could tell him what the hell happened to the baby.

EJ questions Dr. Pierce about their son being accidentally cremated. Nicole shouts at him, asking how he could let this happen. Dr. Pierce says he’s afraid their son’s body was mislabeled and he’s sorry. EJ calls it a travesty and asks how anyone could make such a horrible, heartbreaking mistake and why he wasn’t there to stop it. Dr. Pierce says it was done without his knowledge, but he’ll arrange to have the ashes sent to them as soon as possible. Nicole yells at him to get out so he exits. Nicole then breaks down crying and tells EJ that she’s so sorry that he never got to hold their baby. EJ cries that they will just have to hold him in their hearts now as they hug.

Melinda asks Sloan and Eric if they are ready to hold their baby for the very first time. Eric thinks Sloan should go first so Melinda hands the baby over to Sloan. Melinda says she will leave them to bond with their son. Eric thanks her. Melinda says it was her pleasure to help a friend make this happen and she’s so glad everything worked out. Melinda then exits. Sloan and Eric try to figure out why the baby is crying. Sloan suggests she’ll make a bottle to see if that works and then hands the baby to Eric, which stops his crying. Eric tells the baby that he’s his daddy and he loves him with all his heart.

Ava claims to Harris that she doesn’t remember seeing his keys. Harris says he’s sure they will turn up. Harris is sorry they can’t spend Thanksgiving together since he has to pay his dues and work the holiday. Ava tells him how thankful she is for him and kisses him.

Melinda goes back to her room and packs her bag. Dr. Pierce shows up at her door again. Melinda asks if EJ and Nicole bought his story. He confirms that they did and says it was brutal which is why he needs more money. Melinda questions him extorting her. Dr. Pierce remarks that she could report him to the new district attorney, but he’s the one who said heads would roll over the loss of his son.

EJ tells Nicole that he’s so sorry that this happened and he will see to it that whoever is responsible will be relieved of their duties, but Nicole asks him not to and says she doesn’t care because there’s nothing anyone can do to fix this. Nicole says when she said she wanted to hold her son one last time, she really wanted to hold him, see him smile, and hear him cry but no one can make that happen. EJ hugs Nicole as she cries. Nicole tells EJ to just take her home, so they exit together.

Eric calls the baby perfect. Sloan wonders if he’s not hungry then. Eric thinks the baby is settled down now and asks if Sloan wants to hold him again. Eric hands him over to Sloan and he starts crying again. Sloan worries that she has no idea what she’s doing. Eric says he doesn’t either so the baby will have to be patient with them both. Eric suggests taking the baby for a walk in his new stroller but Sloan wants to stay home to arrange his clothes and wait on a delivery. Eric promises that Sloan is a natural and will be perfect at this. Eric thanks Sloan for making all of this happen and kisses her. Eric then takes the baby and puts him in the stroller.

Stefan returns to Ava’s apartment and presents his copy of the evidence room key. Ava says now she just has to fix it so that Harris finds his keys. Stefan says that’s the easy part while the tricky part will be getting in to the room and finding whatever they have on Clyde’s associate. Ava argues that Stefan’s brother is the district attorney and asks if he can’t find a way to work this out with him. Stefan tells Ava that he even offered EJ all of their DiMera shares but he’s a stubborn son of a bitch and he’s on his bad side, so EJ is going to make him pay for it in spades.

EJ and Nicole walk past the Brady Pub. Nicole stops and doesn’t know if she can do this. EJ brings up the fries that she loves. Nicole says she craved those when pregnant and thought getting them now would make her feel closer to her son. Nicole says she realizes if people ask how she’s doing, she’s not sure what to tell him because she doesn’t know. EJ understands and offers to go in and grab the fries while she stays outside which Nicole agrees to. EJ kisses her and heads in to the Pub. Nicole cries that she misses her baby so much. Eric then comes around the corner with his baby in the stroller.

Melinda tells Dr. Pierce that she only got involved in the adoption because she lost her job, she needed the money, it paid well and she was helping a friend. Melinda adds that she stuck her neck out mostly out of the goodness of her own heart which Dr. Pierce laugh at. Melinda says he’s in no position to judge since he went along with it all the way. Dr. Pierce says he regrets it and calls the whole scheme rotten to the core and he hopes it doesn’t backfire on them. Melinda hopes the same and that she never sees him again which he says is fine by him. Melinda pays him off and he then exits. Melinda then pulls out her phone.

Harris returns to Leo in the interrogation room and asks if he reached his lawyer. Leo tells him that he’s not worried about getting out of this place, he’s instead mourning the loss of the baby that he happened to deliver. Leo remarks that he doesn’t know if he’s ever been this sad in his entire life. Harris questions Leo having a heart. Leo states that aside from Dimitri, everyone in town thinks he’s a shallow loser. Harris asks if his lawyer is on her way. Leo responds that she’s unfortunately not as she was otherwise engaged.

Sloan remains at home, complaining that it was almost as if the baby could tell Eric was his real father and that she wasn’t the real mother. Sloan worries that she’s not cut out for this and wonders if she just made the biggest mistake of her life. Sloan then gets a text from Melinda, saying it’s all going to be okay. Dimitri then shows up at Sloan’s door and declares that he’s back.

Eric thought Nicole would still be in the hospital. Nicole responds that she just got released and that EJ is in the Pub getting takeout. Nicole asks about Eric’s baby and didn’t realize he had him yet. Eric confirms that Melinda brought him by a little while ago, so he came to show him off to his dad. Eric says he better get inside but Nicole stops him and asks if he would mind if she held the baby.

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At the Brady Pub, Tate tells Brady that he was right, admitting that he wasn’t happy about coming in early to prepare meals for the homeless but after delivering them, he feels good. Brady agrees that it feels good and says they have two extra turkey dinners so he invites Tate to have a feast with him which Tate agrees sounds fun.

Chanel sets the table for Thanksgiving dinner and tells Paulina that she knows how excited she is to have Abe over. Paulina says she’s not the only one with reason to give thanks for romantic perspects. Chanel says that she and Johnny are good but Paulina questions her frown. Chanel claims it’s nothing but Paulina insists. Chanel then admits that she’s just worried that some other girl is trying to catch her man’s eye.

At the DiMera Mansion, Johnny finds Holly alone in the living room. Johnny mentions that he’s heading to Chanel’s for Thanksgiving dinner. Johnny tells her that he knows it’s a tough time for all of them. Holly claims she’s fine. Johnny asks if she’s sure about that. Holly then admits she’s not fine at all. Johnny hugs Holly as she cries.

Chad goes home where Stephanie shows him that his kids made him his own trophy in case he didn’t win the turkey trot. Stephanie mentions that the kids are in their room doing a glow in the dark puzzle. Chad thanks Stephanie for bringing them to cheer him on. Stephanie is sure he raised a lot of money for a good cause. Chad says he’s going to shower. Stephanie mentions that she heard from Doug and Julie and that they said they can come over for Thanksgiving around 5 so they are fine on time. After Chad goes to shower, Stephanie sees Chad’s phone ring with a call from Gwen and questions why she’s calling Chad.

Julie is startled to find Everett in the Horton house as he wishes her a Happy Thanksgiving.

Paulina questions Chanel thinking Holly has it bad for Johnny. Chanel says she does a terrible job at hiding her crush. Paulina asks about them being related. Chanel explains that they are technically now stepsiblings but not related by blood. Paulina brings up Johnny and Chanel having a history of being in a love triangle but Chanel insists this is nothing like those times because this is not serious. Paulina points out that she’s looking pretty glum about it. Chanel says that’s just because things have been going so well for them and she doesn’t want any complications. Paulina calls that understandable. Chanel says even if it just silly, she doesn’t need an angsty teenage girl looking at her boyfriend while staring daggers at her.

Johnny tells Holly that it’s so sad what happened to Nicole and EJ, losing their baby the way they did. Holly wishes they at least got to meet their baby brother. Holly says he should probably go so he’s not late to Thanksgiving dinner with his girlfriend. Johnny asks if Holly has any plans. Holly says EJ is at the hospital with Nicole, Kristen took Rachel out, and Stefan is visiting Gabi in prison so she has no plans. Johnny then tells her that she does now.

Julie questions who Everett is and what he’s doing in her dining room. Everett informs her that Doug let him in and apologizes as he introduces himself as Everett Lynch, the new editor of the Spectator and he’s here to tell her story which Julie questions. Everett explains that he’s new in town but saw Tom and Alice’s plaque in the town square, so he knows the Horton family and that Julie and Doug are the living matriarch and patriarch of the city. Everett says he’d love to do a feature on them both for the paper. Julie responds that she’s surprised because his last feature was on Leo Stark, who deserves to be in an institution. Julie adds that he went to great lengths to glorify Leo’s crimes in that feature article and now he appears on Thanksgiving, full of hubris and sure that she and Doug will want to give him an interview to fulfill whatever his vision is. Julie informs him that they are not going to give him a word to print about them in his paper and adds that she plans to cancel their subscription. Julie argues that the Spectator has been going steadily downhill ever since it was stolen by Xander and Gwen from Jennifer and Jack. Julie declares that the only thing that would save the paper is a new regime and new ownership that cleans house.

Chad returns to Stephanie and jokes about taking the fastest shower in the world. Stephanie hands him his phone and informs him that he missed a call from Gwen that she just happened to see. Stephanie questions why Gwen is calling Chad as she thought he hated her. Chad claims that he does hate her and doesn’t know why she’s calling. Stephanie questions if he’s not curious about the message she left and notes that she is. Chad listens to the message and then claims that Gwen was just calling to wish Thomas a happy birthday tomorrow since they were close when she was his nanny. Stephanie tells Chad to finish getting ready as she exits the room to see what’s going on. Chad then pulls his phone out and calls Gwen back to tell her that the contracts are signed and the money will be transferred tomorrow. Chad thanks Gwen for selling him her half of the Spectator and reminds her to keep it to herself, because he doesn’t want Stephanie to find out why he’s doing this to get Everett Lynch out of their lives.

Everett explains to Julie that Leo’s gossip column was very popular. Julie argues that he had no moral integrity. Everett says he’s still finding his footing and hoped an article on Doug and Julie would help him find his balance. Everett assures that he wants to restore Jack and Jennifer’s legacy in making the Spectator a respected institution. Julie decides to believe him and says something about his face makes her want to believe him.

Brady and Tate eat together at the Pub. Brady jokes about Tate finishing quick. Tate mentions having another dinner with Theresa later. Brady gets a text from Marlena about his second dinner with her since John is out on a case. Brady mentions wanting to send Nicole a text since the accident and he feels horrible. Brady asks if Tate has reached out to Holly but Tate thinks she would prefer a little space right now.

Paulina tells Chanel that she knows it’s no fun to have another girl looking at her man but she needs to remember that Johnny is beyond lucky to have her. Chanel then gets a call from Johnny. Johnny says he hates to do this but he’s afraid he’s not going to be able to make Thanksgiving with her at her mom’s. Chanel asks why not. Johnny explains that Holly is at home alone and really upset about Nicole’s baby. Johnny suggests maybe they can hang out later. Chanel says maybe and that she totally gets it. Johnny says he knew she would. Chanel says he’s a good guy so he’s going to be there for his family when they are hurting since he has a really big heart and she knows Holly needs him right now. Chanel starts to say something but then stops and just sends her condolences to Holly. Johnny repeats that he’s really sorry about tonight and says he’ll call her later. They hang up and then Abe arrives. Abe wishes Chanel a Happy Thanksgiving and notes there are four places at the table so he asks if Chanel’s boyfriend will be joining them. Chanel responds that he was supposed to, but something came up.

Holly tells Johnny that he didn’t have to do that as she would be okay alone. Johnny tells her it’s okay and that Chanel was very understanding. Johnny says he’ll make it up to them so it’s no big deal. Johnny knows EJ gave the cook the day off, so he suggests they go to the kitchen to see what they can throw together for Thanksgiving dinner which Holly agrees to.

Tate explains to Brady that when Nicole went missing, he tried to comfort Holly but he misread the moment and asked if they were going to kiss. Tate complains that he was just trying to make her feel better and he didn’t make any big moves, but women can be hard to read. Brady jokes that it doesn’t get any easier. Tate says he tried texting Holly, but she’s ghosting him. Brady suggests trying to actually call her. Tate doesn’t think she will pick up. Brady advises Tate to not give up as he thinks Holly could use somebody to lean on. Tate says he’s probably right. Brady tells him to just respect her boundaries. Tate points out that he didn’t kiss her. Brady insists that he’s no better at navigating relationships. Brady suggests that if Tate doesn’t think Holly will answer her call, he can try bringing her a slice of pumpkin pie which Tate calls a great idea.

Chad and Stephanie go to the Horton House where Julie greets them and says she’s thankful they are there. Julie asks about the kids. Chad points out they are outside on the swing. They joke about their dinner. Chad brings a pie that he says he helped the kids make. Stephanie assumes that Doug is cooking in the kitchen. Julie says he’s actually taking a nap after the turkey trot wore him out, but he’ll be down for dessert. Chad jokes about it wearing him out too. Everett then walks in and says everything is going smoothly in the kitchen. Everett is surprised to see Stephanie and Chad as he wishes them a Happy Thanksgiving. Stephanie greets him. Julie explains that she invited Everett to join them for Thanksgiving dinner since he has no family in Salem, so tonight, they are his family. Chad questions Julie and Everett knowing each other. Everett says maybe in a previous life, but they just met as he asked Julie if she and Doug would be willing to do a profile for the Spectator. Everett says that Julie has been very kind while Julie says that Everett has been very helpful in the kitchen while telling stories of his early days in journalism as she calls him very charming. Stephanie suggests Chad and Everett go check on the turkey while she helps Julie out here. Chad questions why they both have to check on the turkey. Julie asks them to put the side dishes in the oven, so Chad and Everett head to the kitchen. Julie apologizes to Stephanie and asks if she’s upset that she invited Everett to dinner. Stephanie then informs Julie that Everett is her ex-boyfriend. Julie assumes their breakup was amicable. Stephanie says it was abrupt and confusing. Stephanie adds that Everett is a nice guy but she doesn’t think he’s convinced that she has moved on with Chad. Julie understands that can be difficult and apologizes as she had no idea. Julie doesn’t see how she can ask him to leave now. Stephanie assures that she can’t. Julie jokes that Thanksgiving dinner this year will be awkward.

Abe, Paulina, and Chanel have Thanksgiving dinner. Abe praises the buttermilk biscuits as the best he’s ever had and says everything was delicious as he thanks Paulina. Paulina is just so glad he could join them. Abe calls it a wonderful Thanksgiving day. Abe asks what Chanel has been up to. Chanel explains that she just got back from visiting Lani in Maryland and that she stopped to visit Eli and the twins. Chanel shows Abe the pictures on her phone. Abe comments on the children, then stops and thanks Chanel, saying he doesn’t want to see anymore because it’s hard for him to see pictures of his daughter and grandkids when he doesn’t really remember anything about them. Chanel understands that would be hard and apologizes for upsetting him. Paulina asks Chanel to give them a minute. Chanel says the Bakery is a mess from all their holiday orders so she can go there to do some cleaning, but Abe asks her not to go and insists that he’s okay. Chanel tells him that he doesn’t have to be okay as they get it and they are here for him. Abe doesn’t want her to miss dessert. Chanel says they have plenty at the Bakery so she’s heading there now. Chanel assures that they are thankful Abe is there. Chanel then exits.

Johnny and Holly have sandwiches for Thanksgiving dinner. Johnny helps her wipe gravy from her face as she smiles. Tate then walks in with slices of pie and says he comes with dessert as Holly looks annoyed.

Chad, Stephanie, Everett, and Julie go to the dining room. Everett thanks Julie for including him. Julie apologizes for it taking so long since Doug is still resting and the kids are playing. Stephanie says she will get the kids when the food is ready. Julie suggests they all sit at the table. Chad pulls out Julie’s chair for her while Everett does the same for Stephanie, which annoys Chad as they sit down.

Tate apologizes if he interrupted their Thanksgiving dinner as he was just hoping to talk to Holly for a minute. Johnny tells him it’s no problem and that he only brought dessert for two anyway. Johnny decides if Holly doesn’t mind, he’s going to run over to Chanel’s for dessert since Holly is no longer alone. Holly claims that’s fine. Johnny wishes them a Happy Thanksgiving and exits. Tate apologizes for his timing. Holly responds that she’s actually glad he’s here. Tate asks if that means she forgives him for acting like a total idiot the last time they saw each other. Holly responds that she does but on one condition. Holly then tells Tate that she needs him to help her break up Johnny and Chanel.

Abe hopes he didn’t do anything to make Chanel leave. Paulina assures that she’ll be fine and she’ll be back later. Paulina encourages Abe to try his pie, so he does and calls it his favorite. Paulina thinks back to the last time she kissed Abe and scared him off. Abe asks where she went. Paulina admits she was very tempted to kiss him but remembered the last time she did and what a mistake it was since she scared him off.

Julie suggests pouring the wine while waiting for the others. Chad pours Julie’s wine while Everett pours Stephanie’s. Julie gets a text from Doug, saying he’s getting some more rest so they can go ahead and enjoy the wine and that he will make a toast when he gets there. Julie asks who wants to go first. Chad and Everett speak up at the same time but Chad stands up first. Chad toasts to Julie and Doug because he wanted them to know how grateful they are for them, for their kindness, warmth, and welcoming them in to their home. Chad says he and the kids love them so much and they mean a lot to them. Julie responds that they love them too. Chad toasts to his beautiful girlfriend Stephanie, saying his life is so much better with her in it and the kids too. Chad tells her that they love her and appreciate her so much as she just means so much to them. Chad tells Stephanie that he loves her. Chad stops and imagines firing Everett from the Spectator at the table. Stephanie calls out to him so Chad guesses he zoned out and blames being exhausted from the turkey trot. Chad then toasts to his family and to new friends as he sits back down.

Abe tells Paulina that when she kissed him before, he was overwhelmed and he knows that he hurt her feelings. Paulina understands he was overwhelmed and that she was rushing him which was selfish, but she’s not going to do that anymore because it’s Thanksgiving so instead of wishing for more, she’s determined to just feel very grateful for what she has now in his wonderful company. Abe responds that he feels that way too. Abe then stops and admits that he wanted to kiss her too and he still does. Abe and Paulina then kiss.

Chanel leaves the Bakery and runs in to Johnny in the town square. Johnny says he was hoping to make it to her mom’s for dessert. Chanel says he still can but she left to give Paulina and Abe some alone time. Johnny says he’s glad he ran in to her then because she’s the one he wants to be with. Johnny apologizes for not making it for Thanksgiving dinner. Chanel repeats that it’s okay and she understands. Chanel asks how Holly is. Johnny responds that he left her in good hands.

Tate questions Holly wanting him to help her break up Johnny and Chanel. Holly responds that she’s going to make it happen whether he helps or not, but it would go a little faster with his assistance. Tate questions if she really wants to do this and points out that it’s not very nice. Tate knows she doesn’t want to hear this, but Johnny is way too old for her. Holly argues that they could’ve been friends again but declares that she’s no longer interested. Holly tells Tate to never help her again with anything and keep his stupid opinions to himself.

Chanel tells Johnny about her day at the Bakery and how a customer waited an hour for her to make ten boxes of cookies. Johnny calls it unbelievable how generous she is with her time and talents. Chanel thinks she was just in a really good mood because she knew she was seeing him for Thanksgiving as she hugs him. Johnny repeats that he’s sorry for missing Thanksgiving dinner. Chanel states that they are together now and that’s all that matters. Chanel tells him how glad she is that they found each other again. They wish each other a Happy Thanksgiving and then kiss.

Tate reluctantly agrees to help Holly but makes her apologize for saying his opinions were stupid. Holly says she was just upset but didn’t mean to hurt his feelings. Tate blows it off and says he’s over it. Tate tells Holly that she’s his friend, so he wants to see her happy. Holly hugs him and calls him the best. Holly says she will be happy and over the moon once Johnny sees how wrong Chanel is for him. Holly declares that by the time Christmas comes, Johnny will be sharing dessert with her.

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Abe walks through the town square with flowers and runs in to Paulina. She calls the flowers beautiful. Abe says they are for a friend but assures he’s not seeing anyone else. Abe congratulates Paulina on the election. Paulina points out that she never would’ve won if Abe hadn’t appointed her in the first place. Paulina would like the chance to thank him properly. Abe asks what she has in mind.

Sloan then tells Eric that she went to see Melinda and there’s something he needs to know. Eric asks what it is.

EJ hugs Nicole in the hospital as she asks why God keeps allowing this to happen. EJ says he doesn’t have the answers she’s looking for, but promises they will face this challenge together and come out stronger. Stefan storms in and calls EJ a son of a bitch, demanding he drop the bogus murder charges against Gabi now.

In the interrogation room, Ava answers the call from Clyde in prison. Ava asks what he wants and says he shouldn’t be calling her here. Clyde says he hears she’s been naughty and went out to commit herself a murder. Clyde asks what they are going to do about it.

Eric asks Sloan what happened with Melinda and if it’s bad news. Sloan says it’s actually great news and the best news. Sloan then announces that tomorrow, they are getting their baby. Eric is surprised it’s so soon. Sloan declares it’s a holiday miracle as they will have the baby in their arms tomorrow morning. Eric remembers it’s Thanksgiving. Sloan adds that they have a lot to be thankful for as she kisses Eric.

EJ asks what the hell is wrong with Stefan and tells him to have compassion for his grieving wife. Stefan asks where EJ’s compassion was for his wife and says that she’s rotting away in prison because of him.

Ava claims not to know what Clyde is talking about. Clyde says that he heard she put a bullet in Gil, but warns that it won’t get her out of their pact. Ava complains that being sexually assaulted wasn’t a part of their pact and says Gil tried to rape her. Clyde asks if she wasn’t just playing hard to get. Ava calls him disgusting. Clyde threatens to have another one of his boys visit Tripp. Ava argues that she held up her end of the bargain. Clyde points out that she didn’t get the evidence room keys from Harris, so they still have a problem.

Paulina informs Abe that she’s hoping Thanksgiving dinner at her place tomorrow with Chanel and Johnny, so she would love for Abe to join them. Abe calls it a tempting offer. Paulina says there will be a seat at the head of the table for him. Abe agrees to talk to Steve and Kayla, who said he’s welcome to have Thanksgiving dinner with them. Paulina tells Abe that’s fine if he prefers that and to just let her know which Abe agrees to do. Paulina says she’s off to buy some groceries. Abe says he’ll be in touch and congratulates Paulina again on her victory as mayor, calling it very well deserved. Abe then walks away.

EJ apologizes to Nicole for having to witness that. Nicole says it’s fine. Stefan tells Nicole that he shouldn’t have come charging in like that and he apologizes. Stefan adds that he’s truly sorry for her loss. Nicole thanks him. Stefan realizes that they are both suffering now and sadly, there’s nothing anybody can do to stop that. Stefan points out that EJ does have the power to stop his wife’s suffering. EJ questions going back to that. Nicole tells EJ to just go outside and talk to Stefan. EJ asks if she’s sure. Nicole says she needs to be alone for a little while anyway. EJ promises he won’t be long and steps out with Stefan.

Wendy works at the police station as Harris arrives and greets her. Harris thought she was going to take some time off. Wendy says she thought about it but decided that she’d rather be at work than grieving in the apartment where her brother was brutally murdered. Harris understands and says he’s sorry for her loss which she appreciates. Harris guesses that she doesn’t know about Ava. Wendy asks what about her. Harris informs her that Ava’s new boss Gil Carter attacked her at their apartment and tried to sexually assault her but she fought him off. Wendy asks if Ava is okay. Harris says that she will be but Ava shot him in self defense, so Gil is dead and Ava is now in custody. Wendy immediately calls Tripp but it goes straight to voicemail. Wendy decides that she will go find Tripp at the hospital. Harris calls that a good idea because Ava will need all the support she can get as Wendy exits the station.

Ava asks how Clyde knows she didn’t get the keys. Clyde reminds her of what it’s like to be a boss and talks about being three steps ahead. Clyde says he sent Gil to make sure that she got the keys for them, not for things to get rough and kinky between them. Ava tells him to go to Hell. Clyde complains that she cost him one of his best lieutenants and he won’t be easy to replace. Clyde adds that he might be able to forgive her if she does what he needs her to do. Clyde warns Ava to either get the keys or Tripp is going to pay the price. Ava questions how the hell he expects her to do that as Harris returns to the room and asks if everything is okay.

Sloan tells Eric that she can tell something is worrying him and asks if it’s about baby proofing the house. Eric says of course not so Sloan asks what’s wrong since they should be excited about bringing home their baby tomorrow. Eric assures that he is excited, but he can’t stop thinking about Nicole losing her child. Sloan agrees that’s awful. Eric apologizes as he knows it’s difficult for her when he brings up Nicole’s name. Sloan knows they haven’t been the best of friends, but knowing what it feels like to be a mother, her heart really does go out for her and EJ. Sloan states that they are about to be parents now and Eric is going to be a father like he’s wanted his whole life, so they shouldn’t focus on anything else but that their dreams are coming true, not Nicole’s nightmare.

Abe goes to visit Nicole in the hospital and brings her the flowers, saying he had to come see her.

Wendy finds Tripp at the hospital. Tripp thought she was at work. Wendy says she found out something he needed to know. Tripp asks if it’s about Li. Wendy says it’s about Tripp’s mom and reveals that she’s in police custody.

Ava tells Clyde that she has to go. Clyde asks if he heard Harris come in to the room which she confirms. Clyde says they are good for now then, but warns that they will be conversing again soon and that she better get those keys because her son’s life depends on it. Harris asks if she’s okay and who was on the phone. Ava claims that she called a criminal defense lawyer, who was asking for a crazy fee and got testy when she tried to negotiate. Harris hopes she won’t need a lawyer because he will do everything he can to make sure Rafe and everyone else knows that she killed Gil in self defense. Ava appreciates him more than he knows as she doesn’t think she’s ever had anyone stand up for her like he does. Ava feels like she just complicated his life more. Harris says it’s alright as he just wants her to be okay.

EJ and Stefan go to the park. EJ tells him to get this over with so he can get back to his wife. Stefan understands they are grappling with the loss of their baby and he’s sorry as that’s terrible. Stefan thinks he should focus on that instead of his grudge against he and Gabi. EJ jokes that Stefano always said he was good at multi-tasking. Stefan calls him a child as they argue. EJ argues that Gabi’s fingerprints were on the murder weapon and Li named her as his killer while Stefan insists that she’s being setup, probably by him. EJ declares that he’s done with this conversation and warns him to stay away from he and Nicole or he’ll have hospital security throw him out. Stefan stops EJ and says he’s not done yet until he hears his offer. Stefan tells EJ that he’ll give him what he really wants, his old job back. Stefan says all he has to do is say the word and he’ll call an emergency shareholders meeting to reinstall EJ as co-CEO in the morning. EJ asks what if he asks Stefan to step aside to make him sole CEO. Stefan says if that’s what it takes to get Gabi home, fine. Stefan admits he thought they could outmaneuver EJ but they were wrong and he won. Stefan tells EJ that he can take Stefano’s empire and his shares, he doesn’t care as long as Gabi walks. EJ gets a text that Ava has been brought in to the police station for killing a man. Stefan asks what he’s talking about. EJ responds that he’s gotten bored with the constant struggle over running DiMera and he’s come to realize there’s more important things than stock prices and reports, like making Salem safer for their children by putting away hardened criminals like Ava and Gabi. Stefan calls him a sick bastard. EJ asks if they are done yet. Stefan remarks that he’d say karma would come back and bite him in the ass, but it looks like it already has if he asks his wife. Stefan then walks away.

Nicole thanks Abe for the flowers. Abe says he’s so sorry about her baby. Nicole asks who told him. Abe informs her that it was his son Brandon, who is also Nicole’s half-brother. Nicole admits Brandon has been calling nonstop but she hasn’t had the strength to answer. Abe adds that Brandon wanted him to tell her how much he loves her and that he’s there if she needs him. Nicole is glad he sent Abe. Abe brings up that Nicole told him once that they used to be very close and that he was like a father to her. Nicole says he used to call her his bonus daughter as he was always there for her in the worst times of her life. Nicole is sure Abe doesn’t remember but says she does and that it’s so comforting having him here. Abe asks where else would a father be at a time like this.

Sloan apologizes to Eric for sounding so selfish. Eric says it’s alright and that she’s right. Eric says as sorry as they both are for EJ and Nicole, they can’t let their sorrow ruin their joy. Eric assures that he’s really happy. Sloan thinks she knows something that can help them focus on their joy and suggests thinking of a name for their baby. Sloan asks if Eric has any thoughts. Eric admits he’s been thinking about a couple of names and hopes that she likes them too. Eric asks what she thinks about Samuel. Sloan questions naming their son after his sister Sami.

Wendy informs Tripp that according to Harris, Gil tried to rape Ava and she shot him in self defense. Tripp says he has to get down there, so he exits with Wendy.

Harris takes Ava out of the interrogation room and says he’s hoping to get the case thrown out, but until then he has to do everything by the book, so he has to take her official statement.

Eric asks Sloan what’s wrong with naming their child after his sister. Sloan remarks that word around town is that his sister is kind of a hot mess. Eric says that she’s earned her reputation but she’s the most kind and loyal person he knows. Sloan brings up Eric telling her before that Sami and Nicole didn’t get along, so she asks if Sami didn’t approve of Nicole. Eric says that it goes way deeper than that. Sloan asks how deep, so Eric reveals that Nicole did the worst thing you can do to a mother and stole Sami’s baby which shocks Sloan.

Nicole tells Abe that when she was told her son died, it was like someone flattened her heart. Nicole says she and EJ had big plans and dreams for their son. Nicole tells Abe that she used to be a terrible person, who lied, cheated, and hurt people, so she wonders if this is karma and she wasn’t supposed to bring a child in to this world. Abe stops her and calls it just a horrific tragedy, but not a punishment. Abe encourages that she has a good heart and she’s not alone as she has her friends and family which includes him. Nicole hugs Abe as she cries and thanks him.

Ava gives her statement, telling Harris that Gil was out of control and violent, so she truly believed that she had no choice but to shoot him. Wendy and Tripp arrive at the station. Tripp hugs Ava as she thanks Wendy for bringing him. Wendy says she’s glad she is safe. Harris says he’ll let them talk and go talk to Rafe in his office about the charges. Ava guesses Tripp was told what happened. Tripp asks if Gil hurt her. Ava says he tried. Tripp remarks that he’s lucky he’s dead or he’d kill him, himself. Ava tells him not to talk like that, especially in the police station. Ava insists that he doesn’t have to worry as she is fine. Ava warns that Tripp is the one that needs to be careful, because he’s a doctor with a brilliant mind and future, so she needs him to stay out of this. Tripp says not until he knows she is safe and free. Tripp decides he will hire her the best lawyer in town and makes a call. Ava looks over at the desk and sees Harris left his keys behind.

Stefan goes to prison and meets Clyde. Stefan says he was on his way to see Gabi when one of Clyde’s flunkies said he wanted to speak with him. Stefan tells him to talk quick, repeating that he came to see his wife. Clyde comments on always being in a rush. Stefan asks what he wants. Clyde says they have so much in common these days, pointing out that Gabi is right on the other side. Clyde remarks that he thinks it’s a damn shame what EJ is doing to Gabi. Clyde questions how EJ got to be district attorney anyway, saying it seems like yesterday that they were partners in a lucrative drug operation. Stefan says he doesn’t have time to go down memory lane with him. Clyde comments that it’s touching to see how much he loves Gabi and that it would be such a shame if something happened to her on the inside. Stefan asks if he just threatened his wife. Clyde says he’s just speaking the truth about what a dangerous place prison can be. Clyde adds that he would be willing to offer Gabi his protective services, if he got something in return.

Abe and Paulina run in to each other again in the town square. Abe admits that he hoped he would catch her coming out of the store and that he came looking for her. Abe explains that he was visiting his friend at the hospital and stopped by to see Kayla, so it turns out that Kayla is working for Thanksgiving and Steve is out of town on a case with John. Paulina jokes that she’s his only option then. Abe decides he would love to spend the holiday with her and Chanel. Paulina assures that the offer still stands and asks Abe to help her carry the groceries to her car.

Sloan questions Eric about Nicole switching EJ and Sami’s daughter with the baby she planned to adopt. Eric confirms that she did and that baby died but by that time, she had already grown to love her. Sloan questions Nicole continuing to raise Sami’s daughter as her own. Eric says they did until learning the truth. Sloan questions how Eric could forgive Nicole for what she did to his own sister. Eric responds that he believes in forgiveness, saying he needs it himself. Eric knows Sami has done terrible things in her time which Sloan asks about. Eric says back in the 90s, there wasn’t a DNA test in his family that Sami didn’t tamper with. Sloan questions Eric forgiving Nicole because Sami did bad things too. Eric acknowledges that Nicole was desperate to be a mother and still suffering from the loss of her child. Eric remarks that sometimes, desperate people do desperate things.

Tripp finishes a call and tells Ava that Belle refused to take her case. Ava is not surprised since Susan is part of her extended family. Tripp says it’s fine since Belle isn’t the only solid lawyer in town. Tripp then calls Justin. Ava then grabs the keys off the desk. Harris returns and announces that he spoke to Rafe about the whole situation, so he doesn’t see any reason to have to book Ava tonight and she is free to go home. Ava hugs him and thanks him while holding the stolen keys in her hand.

EJ returns to Nicole in the hospital. Nicole tells him about Abe visiting and how it was nice to see him. EJ says even with Abe’s memory loss, he can still tell what a special person she is and the connection they have. Nicole asks how it went with Stefan. EJ says he begged him to drop the charges against Gabi. Nicole asks if Gabi is guilty. EJ says all the evidence points to her. EJ adds that Stefan also offered to make him CEO of DiMera again, but he refused. EJ imagines Stefan is relaying the bad news to Gabi now.

Stefan questions if Clyde wants to be paid to protect Gabi. Clyde explains that he suffered a significant loss recently and needs another man on the outside. Stefan refuses to be his henchman. Clyde says he has it all wrong and he wouldn’t insult him by asking him to be his lackey. Clyde suggests Stefan become his partner and he’ll make sure nobody comes close to laying a finger on Gabi. Stefan questions the exchange. Clyde thinks it’s time for the DiMeras to get back in the drug running game.

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At the DiMera Mansion, Johnny is on the phone with his sister Sydney and tells her that EJ is at the hospital with Nicole and they are both taking it pretty hard. Johnny tells her that she wouldn’t be intruding and he’s sure EJ would love to hear from her. As Johnny hangs up, Chanel arrives and surprises him. They hug as Chanel informs him that her plane just landed a couple hours ago. Johnny is glad to see her as he missed her and asks how Lani is. Chanel says she’s good, considering she’s still on track to be released at the end of the year. Chanel asks how EJ’s wedding was and says she’s sorry she missed it. Johnny responds that the wedding was fine, but he has some pretty bad news as something terrible happened to EJ and Nicole last night.

Nicole lays in her hospital bed. EJ joins her side and says he just finished a call with Rafe, who said they still haven’t found Dimitri. EJ promises that he will not let this go and that Dimitri will be brought to justice. Nicole asks what difference it makes because nothing matters now that her baby is gone and nothing is going to bring him back.

Sloan calls Melinda and asks how the baby is. Melinda says he’s in better shape than her and kept her up all night. Melinda understands it’s Sloan’s first time being a mom. Sloan calls it also her first time stealing another woman’s child. Melinda reminds her to stay positive. Sloan asks if Dr. Pierce said how Nicole is. Melinda feels that’s not focusing on the positives, but notes that he didn’t say and she didn’t ask about Nicole. Sloan says that she’s sure Nicole is devastated about the baby and it’s all her fault, right as Eric comes home.

Ava warns Gil to stop there or she will end him. Gil doesn’t think she will. Harris then knocks on the door and says he knows he’s a little early. Harris then hears a gun shot and bursts in to see that Ava has shot Gil in the chest. Harris asks Ava what happened. Ava responds that Gil is dead and she killed him. Harris checks Gil’s pulse and confirms that he’s dead. Harris sits Ava down and says this is the second body he’s found in this apartment and assumes this is not connected to Li’s death which Ava confirms. Harris asks Ava to tell him what happened. Ava responds that Gil showed up at her door out of the blue. Harris has Ava put the gun down and asks why Gil showed up at her door. Ava thinks back to Gil asking for the key to the police department’s evidence room. Ava then informs Harris that Gil wanted something from her, so Harris asks what he wanted.

Sloan tells Melinda that Eric is home so she has to go and hangs up. Sloan tells Eric that she just called Melinda for an update on their son and they still don’t have an exact date for his arrival, but it should be soon and she’s excited. Eric questions who she said was devastated and that it’s all her fault. Sloan tells Eric that she didn’t want to bother him with it, but Melinda said that the birth mother is having a difficult time with her decision to give up her child but she knows it’s for the best and she is going through with it, it’s just difficult. Sloan can’t help but feel really guilty. Eric encourages that she has nothing to feel guilty about as they are going to give this baby a wonderful life.

EJ asks Nicole if there’s anything he can do to make her feel more comfortable. Nicole says no. Holly then arrives and asks how Nicole is. Holly brought Nicole her favorite pizza but she says she’s not hungry. Holly mentions hearing that Nicole hasn’t eaten since yesterday, which EJ confirms. Holly encourages her to eat just one slice but Nicole yells that she said she’s not hungry.

Chanel tells Johnny that it’s so awful and that EJ and Nicole must be going through it. Johnny calls it a nightmare and wishes there was something he could do. Chanel says all he can really do in times like this is just be there. Johnny supposes she’s right. Chanel suggests they make dinner for EJ and Nicole and take it to the hospital. Johnny calls that a great idea and thinks they’d really appreciate that. Chanel says she’ll go to the kitchen to see what they can make. Johnny thanks Chanel as she just got back and she’s already jumping in to help his family. Chanel tells Johnny that he and his family are important to her, so she’s happy to do it. Johnny calls that one of the many reasons he loves her as they kiss.

Holly apologizes to Nicole for upsetting her. EJ tells Holly that Nicole is just exhausted and needs to rest, so he suggests she come by another time. Holly tells Nicole that she will stop by again later. EJ thanks Holly as she exits. EJ asks Nicole what he can do. Nicole admits that she’s tired and just wants to sleep.

Sloan sees that Eric bought five different kinds of diapers. Eric talks about all the styles and brands. Sloan is sure they’ll work and asks about getting the crib set up. Eric thought he should go to the hospital to check on Nicole. Eric asks if she’s not okay with that. Sloan agrees that he should go since what happened to Nicole was really terrible. Eric calls it a terrible twist of fate.

Harris asks Ava what Gil wanted. Ava responds that he initially claimed that he came to discuss work but then he got handsy with her and started coming on to her in a disgusting way, so she realized why he really came. Harris sees that Ava’s blouse is torn and asks if Gil tried to assault her. Ava confirms that he did and that he just kept getting closer. Ava says she tried to push him away but he wouldn’t, so she grabbed his gun. Harris questions why he had a gun. Ava says she doesn’t know and that he just attacked her. Ava begins to panic, asking what she has done. Harris hugs her as she cries and tells her it’s okay. Ava cries that she’s so glad Harris is there. Harris wishes he trusted his instincts. Ava asks what he means. Harris responds that as soon as he met Gil, he knew he was trouble. Ava tells him that he has no idea.

Holly goes home to the DiMera Mansion where Johnny asks about Nicole. Holly responds that she’s doing awful and barely acknowledged her when she came to the room. Holly says she tried to give her pizza and Nicole snapped at her, then EJ asked her to leave, so she was only there for like two minutes. Johnny says he’s really sorry that happened to her. Holly cries that Nicole is in Hell right now and she hated seeing her mom like that. Holly says that Nicole is always so strong and now she doesn’t know how to help her. Johnny hugs Holly as she cries.

Chad goes to the hospital and hugs EJ, telling him that he just heard about the baby and he’s so sorry. EJ thanks him and says he’s so glad he’s there.

Sloan goes to Melinda’s and checks on the baby. Melinda asks what happened with Eric since she ended their call so abruptly. Sloan tells Melinda that Eric overheard the end of their conversation, so she told him that they were talking about the birth mother having a hard time letting go and Eric bought that. Melinda asks if they are ready to become parents. Sloan says almost, joking that Eric bought half the diapers in Salem and they are going to finish the apartment once Eric gets back from the hospital where he is visiting Nicole.

Eric goes to the hospital to visit Nicole and says he thought he’d stop by to see how she’s doing. Eric says he can come back another time but Nicole asks him not to go.

Harris brings Ava to the interrogation room at the police station. Ava talks about her nerves. Harris understands she’s been through something really traumatic, but tells her that she doesn’t have to worry about Gil as he can’t hurt her anymore. Ava thinks back to Gil’s warning that if she shot him, her son would be dead. Ava then tells Harris that he’s wrong as Gil can still hurt her badly. Harris doesn’t understand and questions how Gil can still hurt her when he’s dead. Ava asks what if no one believes that she killed him in self defense due to her history and since she just got out of a mental institution for shooting someone. Harris encourages that they will find physical evidence to back up her story. Ava asks what if they don’t. Harris says that Ava will have to trust the legal system. Harris assures her that he will find a way to prove that she is telling the truth, because he believes her. Ava points out that Gabi trusted the legal system and Rafe made promises but she’s still sitting in a cell. Harris argues that her case is still going to trial and she could be found innocent, but Ava says not with EJ as the new district attorney. Ava declares that EJ hates Gabi’s guts and will exploit his power to keep her locked up forever. Ava then adds that EJ hates her even more than Gabi.

Chad asks EJ why he didn’t call him last night as he would’ve came over right away. EJ apologizes and says there was just a lot going on. EJ calls it all a bit of a blur. Chad asks how he’s holding up but knows it’s a stupid question. EJ says it’s Nicole that he’s worried about as he doesn’t know if she’s going to be able to pull through this since she won’t eat and barely even looks at him. EJ adds that Holly stopped by and Nicole snapped at her. EJ wants to be there for Nicole but he doesn’t want to push. EJ tells Chad that he doesn’t know how to help Nicole. Chad tells EJ that when he lost Abigail, he was in shock for the first few days and there was nothing that anyone could have said or done to make any difference. Chad says he was oblivious and just wanted to be left the hell alone as he was mired in grief and didn’t want to be rescued from it, so he shut himself off to the world and everyone, including the people he loves. Chad states that is what Nicole is doing now and encourages EJ to just give it time. Chad says that when Nicole is ready, she’ll let him know and then he will be there for her and strong for the both of them. EJ hopes he’s right.

Eric sits at Nicole’s side and tells her that he’s so sorry for her loss. Nicole informs Eric that she asked him to stay because he’s a man of God and she needs to know why this happened. Nicole asks why God would bless her with a child and let her carry him for all these months, just to rip him away. Eric tells Nicole that there isn’t an answer, so they just have to believe it’s God’s will and they have to trust those that love them. Eric assures Nicole that it’s not her fault and she’s not alone. Eric hugs Nicole as she cries.

Melinda asks Sloan if it bothers her that Eric went to go see Nicole. Sloan admits that it does, but says it’s not that she’s jealous. Melinda says Eric is just comforting her. Sloan points out that it’s over something that she did. Melinda calls guilt a waste of time, stating that they made a decision and there’s no going back. Melinda insists that EJ and Nicole will eventually adjust to this new reality. Melinda talks them up as rich and powerful, so they won’t wallow in misery forever as they have too much to live for. Melinda points out that it’s not like Nicole is childless since she still has her daughter.

Holly apologizes to Johnny for making this all about her. Johnny assures her that her mom loves her and that bringing her pizza was very thoughtful and caring which is who she is. Holly thanks Johnny and says she doesn’t know what she’d do without him right as Chanel returns to the room. Holly greets Chanel and says she didn’t realize she was home. Chanel says she just got back and she’s sorry about what happened with Nicole. Chanel tells Holly that she and Johnny were just about to make dinner to bring to Nicole if she wants in on that. Johnny informs Chanel that Holly just said Nicole doesn’t have much of an appetite so they can save that idea for another day. Holly says she’s just going to go upstairs and listen to music. Johnny tells her that she’s welcome to stay and hang out with them if she wants. Holly says that’s okay and thanks him for the pep talk, assuring that she’s feeling better. Holly then heads upstairs. Johnny tells Chanel that Holly is so upset about her mom, so he hopes that he helped. Chanel assures that he did because when she walked in, it looked like Holly’s mind was on something other than her mom. Johnny asks what she means. Chanel then informs him that she thinks Holly has a crush on him.

Chad knows EJ is focused on Nicole, but asks if he’s taking care of himself. EJ responds that he’s fine but Chad disagrees, acknowledging that he just lost his baby. EJ then admits he’s not fine but he’s not grieving because he hasn’t fully processed that his son is gone. EJ feels it just seems too cruel that an innocent baby could have his life taken away like that. EJ calls it so strange and terribly sad that the baby existed in the world and he never even had the chance to meet him. Chad reminds EJ that he went through the same thing with his daughter, Grace, and how he never got the chance to be a father to her. Chad can’t help but think that if he just got to meet her and spend a little time with her, it would’ve brought some comfort to be able to carry a memory of her. EJ says he would’ve given anything for that, to hold his son in his arms and tell him that he loves him but now that’s just a fantasy.

Sloan tells Melinda that she’s already in love with the baby and comments that it’s almost like he already knows she’s his mom. Melinda encourages her to stay positive because this is now her son, so she and Eric are going to give him a wonderful life. Sloan acknowledges that Melinda has gone so above and beyond for her and she’s so grateful. Melinda responds that she did it because Sloan is her friend and the only friend that she’s had in a really long time. Sloan says that Melinda is kind of her only friend too. Melinda is glad that one of them is getting everything she wants. Sloan agrees that thanks to Melinda and the baby, she does have everything that she wants.

EJ returns to Nicole’s hospital room to find her hugging Eric. Eric stands up and tells EJ that he just stopped by to check on Nicole. Eric offers his condolences to EJ as well. EJ thanks him and says he appreciates him stopping by. Eric then exits the room. Nicole hopes EJ doesn’t think anything. EJ says she doesn’t have to explain and wants her to know that he’s here for her too, if and when she needs him.

Harris tells Ava that EJ may have it out for her, but she has the truth on her side. Ava says he has a lot more faith in the justice system than she does. Harris reveals that he may have some good news for her case since he had a bad feeling about Gil since day one, so he did a background check and found that he has a record. Ava asks if it was sexual assault. Harris says it was a drug offense which Ava feels doesn’t compare to her past as a mafia princess. Harris gets a text from the CSI team at her place and hopes it’s good news. Harris says he will keep her updated and exits the room. Ava’s phone then rings with a call from Statesville Prison. Ava then answers the call.

Johnny questions what makes Chanel think Holly has a crush on him. Chanel jokes about how Holly was hovering off the ground and staring in to his eyes. Johnny jokes about being irresistible and promises that Holly doesn’t have eyes for him, pointing out that she’s his little sister now that his parents are married. Chanel asks if he’s sure that Holly feels that way about him. Johnny assures that he is as he reveals that Holly told him that she had a crush on EJ right before the wedding. Johnny asks Chanel not to say anything since Holly said she’s over it and would be mortified if he told anyone. Chanel asks if he’s sure that her crush was on EJ and not him. Johnny insists that he’s positive.

EJ tells Nicole that Chad stopped by to offer his condolences as he only just found out today. Nicole questions EJ not telling him last night. EJ notes that Chad did ask why he never called, but he just said they were busy with a lot going on which is a half truth. EJ then admits that he didn’t call Chad because he feared that talking about it would make it real. Nicole cries that she knows exactly what he means as they hug.

Melinda gives the baby his bottle and jokes that now it’s time for her to have her bottle. Melinda talks about being so impressed with how good the baby was with Sloan and how excited Sloan is to bring him home to his dad. Melinda declares that they are going to have a beautiful family, as long as Sloan’s guilty conscience doesn’t torpedo the entire plan.

Eric goes home to Sloan. Sloan talks about mentally preparing herself and asks how Nicole is. Eric says she is as heartbroken as expected. Sloan says she feels really bad for her. Eric says he does too as he doesn’t know how Nicole is going to get through this one. Sloan then tells Eric that she went to see Melinda and there’s something he needs to know.

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Ava calls Harris and apologizes for missing dinner last night as she knows she told him that she had the night off, but Gil called her in at the last minute to go over the books. Harris knows it’s hard to make plans when running a restaurant. Ava says she has a little free time today, so she thought maybe they could sneak away to grab a drink before dinner. Harris thinks he can make that work and says he’ll pick her up at her apartment at 5 which Ava says is perfect. Harris says he’ll see her later and they hang up. Gil then shows up at Ava’s door.

At the Kiriakis Mansion, Xander reminds Sarah that they are due in court soon. Sarah admits she totally forgot and asks how she can leave her daughter now or think about any of that stuff. Sarah declares that they have to postpone again as there is no other way. Xander asks what if he just drops the case? Sarah asks what he means and if he’s being serious. Xander points out that her daughter was taken from her today and it was unbearable, so the last thing he wants is to take her away from her again.

Maggie tells Konstantin that the way he has watched over them, he’s been like an angel sent from Heaven. Konstantin then grabs Maggie and kisses her. Maggie pushes him off and questions what on earth he is doing.

Theresa calls Konstantin and it goes straight to voicemail. She leaves a message, saying she’s calling to make sure that he took Victoria safely back to Sarah and that if the whole thing blows up, he damn well better keep her name out of it as no one can ever find out what she did, right as Brady appears in the doorway and questions what she did now.

Sarah asks if Xander is really willing to drop the custody case. Xander knows he said he was willing to go to war and he meant it at the time, but their daughter was kidnapped and he thought he might never see her again which put things in to perspective for him. Xander doesn’t want to go through that again or put Sarah through that. Sarah admits that’s the last thing she thought he would say, especially since she accused him of taking Victoria and that she was taken on her watch. Sarah thought he would use that against her. Xander says he wouldn’t do that and he hopes that she knows what happened wasn’t her fault. Xander declares that whoever took their daughter is to blame.

Konstantin apologizes to Maggie and says he shouldn’t have done that as he asks if they can forget this ever happened.

Theresa questions Brady listening in on people’s private conversations. Brady points out that the office is a pretty public place to have a private conversation. Theresa remarks that a gentleman would have the decency to make his presence known. Brady argues that she hasn’t changed. Brady says he was trying to convince Alex not to hire her because he was sure she would do something to undermine the company but then he thought maybe he was overreacting, and then he overhears her saying something is going to blow up in her face. Brady asks Theresa what’s going on and what she did. Theresa then tells Brady that she slept with Alex.

Gil tells Ava that he has a rather delicate matter to discuss that he thought was best not to discuss at the restaurant. Ava asks what he wants. Gil says he wants a key to the Salem PD evidence room. Ava questions why. Gil responds that apparently, one of their lower level dealers got arrested last night and he knows not to flip, but if the cops poke around, it could broaden the investigation so the evidence needs to disappear. Ava questions why he’s coming to her with this and how she’s supposed to get it. Gil tells her from her detective boyfriend.

Rafe meets Harris at the Brady Pub. Harris assumes he’s been busy with the kidnapping and asks if there’s any leads on who took Sarah Horton’s baby. Rafe says there’s nothing yet and he was actually going to put Harris and Jada on it but Jada is at Leo’s arraignment this morning. Harris wishes Jada told him that she was going after them alone because he hates that Leo and Dimitri got the drop on her. Rafe feels the same but notes that Jada is tough and he tried to get her to take off work. Harris asks if there’s anything he can do in the meantime. Rafe says the reason he asked him to lunch is because he wants Harris to find out who murdered Li Shin. Rafe explains that EJ had Gabi charged for murder, but he doesn’t believe for a second that she stabbed Li. Harris responds that Rafe knows Gabi better than he does, so he believes him, but notes that it will be tricky since Gabi’s prints are on the murder weapon and Li named her as his killer right before he died. Rafe says he knows all that but Harris was there at the scene and saw how much blood was there. Rafe notes that Li was barely conscious so asks if he even knew what he was saying. Rafe adds that the person who stabbed Li could have been wearing gloves which leaves lots of room and he feels there’s no reason they can’t continue the investigation on the DL. Paulina then comes over and says that there is.

Ava questions if Gil is crazy for wanting her to steal Harris’ key to the evidence room and asks if he won’t notice it’s missing. Gil says that’s not his problem and suggests Ava just convince Harris that he lost it. Gil questions Ava looking so damn skeptical. Ava responds that she’s done everything he’s asked so far but he can’t involve Harris and doesn’t think this is a good idea, pointing out that Harris is a detective so he could figure out she took it which leads to all sorts of questions. Ava adds that if Harris figures out what is going on here, it could ruin the whole operation. Gil admits she makes a good point but warns that he’s still going to have to go back to Clyde and tell him that she refused to do what he asked.

Xander tells Sarah that he will call Sloan and tell her that he’s dropping the suit with no need for Eric to testify. Sarah questions if he’s really serious about this. Xander assures that he is and admits he never believed that she was an unfit mother and he was just angry that she lied to him about the baby, but he understands why she did it. Xander acknowledges that he’s done terrible things and made bad decisions, but he knows now he can’t fix a bad decision with another, especially when he never really wanted to sue her for custody. Sarah asks what he really wants then. Xander says he wants the two of them to raise Victoria together. Sarah says she wants that too.

Konstantin apologizes to Maggie again and says he doesn’t know what came over him. Maggie calls it just an error of judgment and says it’s already forgotten. Konstantin calls her very kind but says he’s not sure he deserves it since he’s taking advantage of her grief. Maggie calls him a good man but Konstantin says he’s disgusting and that he disgraced Victor. Konstantin declares there’s only one way he can make this right and that is by leaving to go back to Greece.

Brady questions Theresa sleeping with Alex. Theresa reveals it happened in Greece, reminding him of the night that she wanted to stay in Brady’s room but he went off on her. Theresa informs him that after Brady left, Alex tried to make her feel better and he did as they slept together. Brady can’t say he’s surprised. Theresa says she didn’t want anyone to know about it and that she and Alex agreed to keep it between them since they are working together now, so she doesn’t want it out there that she slept with the boss. Brady says he can totally understand that. Brady questions who Theresa was talking to on the phone if she wanted to keep it a secret. Theresa claims that she was talking to her cousin, Stephanie, because she had to tell someone and she knew that she would keep it between them. Brady asks if they just slept together the one time since they are living together now. Theresa assures they have separate bedrooms and it only happened that one time. Theresa asks why he’s so interested and if he’s jealous.

Maggie tells Konstantin that there’s no reason for him to leave and that she doesn’t want him to because she likes having him there. Konstantin calls that very kind of her but says he’s had the feeling that he’s worn out his welcome. Konstantin thinks back to overhearing Sarah complaining to Maggie about him. Konstantin tells Maggie that he needs to pack and exits the room.

Xander questions Sarah wanting them to raise Victoria together which she confirms. Sarah admits that deep down, she knew he’d be the most wonderful father but she was just so upset with him for what he had done. Sarah says the more people told her to let go of the anger, the more she dug her heels in because she’s stubborn which they joke about. Xander talks about meeting his match with her. Xander tells her that he’s truly sorry that he let it go this far. Sarah responds that she is too as she takes his hand and they get close.

Paulina tells Rafe to drop this immediately because they have made an arrest and her new district attorney is prosecuting her, so if it gets out that Rafe is still running an investigation behind his back then it will look bad for his department and her office. Rafe apologizes to Paulina but says she of all people should understand since a member of his family has been falsely accused of murder and he needs to fix it. Paulina warns him to check himself and questions if he’s bringing up her personal history in this. Paulina calls that highly inappropriate and reminds Rafe that he works for her. Rafe apologizes. Paulina states that she likes him and feels for him but warns that if he doesn’t drop this, she will be forced to hire a new police commissioner who will listen to orders. Paulina points out that she already hired Harris at his recommendation and doesn’t want to have to fire both of them for going behind her back, especially when there’s a new case that needs their attention. Rafe asks what it is. Paulina informs them that there’s been an increase in drug trafficking and rumors of a new cartel setting up shop somewhere in town, so she needs both of them to find out who is behind it.

Gil warns Ava that Clyde won’t be happy to hear that he didn’t get that key. Ava thought they agreed they didn’t want to give Harris any reason to start asking question. Gil says they don’t but he doesn’t know if Clyde will see it that way and he will have no choice but to tell him that Ava refused to get the key, so there’s no telling how Clyde will react as he could be mellow or he could ask him to pull the trigger on her son. Gil then suggests he might be persuaded not to mention her disobedience to Clyde if she does a little something for him in return.

Brady assures Theresa that he’s not jealous and his only reaction is that it won’t last between her and Alex. Brady asks why he would be jealous. Alex then enters the office and asks if everything is alright in here.

Konstantin goes to his room and listens to his voicemail from Theresa. Konstantin declares that no one is going to hear it from him and calls himself an idiot for getting in Maggie’s good graces by returning the baby but then ruining it by kissing Maggie. Konstantin questions why he would take such a risk but admits it’s still possible this gamble will pay off.

Xander and Sarah almost kiss but Maggie returns to the room and interrupts. Maggie asks how Victoria is doing. Sarah says she’s great and never better, because she and Xander have decided to drop the custody case which surprises Maggie. Sarah explains that after everything that happened, they decided to work things out amicably. Maggie calls that wonderful news and just what she wanted for them both. Maggie is sorry it took a kidnapping to make it happen. Xander jokes that they would’ve preferred to skip that part too. Sarah admits it woke them up since all that matters is that Victoria is safe and home where she belongs, thanks to Konstantin. Konstantin then comes in. Sarah tells him tha they were just talking about how grateful they are to him. Konstantin declares that he came to say goodbye because he is leaving Salem.

Rafe tells Paulina that he’ll be happy to lead an investigation on the recent arrests since the last thing Salem needs is more drugs on the streets. Paulina agrees and says she’ll be in touch later in the week. Paulina warns that this better be the last she hears about the case against Gabi because she’s given her final word on that subject. Paulina then exits the Pub. Harris tells Rafe that he’s sorry about that. Rafe says that Paulina is right that what he asked Harris to do is completely against protocol. Harris says that may be but he feels for Rafe, so if he wants him to pursue other suspects in Li’s death, he will.

Gil acknowledges that Ava is a very attractive woman and says he can tell that she likes attention. Ava argues that she’s not there for his attention. Gil brings up Harris but Ava tells him not to talk about him. Gil grabs Ava and tells her that this is not optional. Ava tries to push him off and escape but he grabs hold of her and says this doesn’t have to be unpleasant and that they are so alike. Gil says they could be really good if she just gives them a chance. Ava says she hasn’t thought about it like that and maybe he’s right that they have more in common than they thought. Ava tells him that maybe they can be more than business associates. Gil suggests combining business and pleasure. Gil starts kissing her but she pushes him off and pulls a gun out, asking who is playing now. Gil asks what the hell she thinks she’s doing. Ava calls it pretty obvious that she’s making sure he doesn’t rape her. Gil argues that he’s not a rapist. Ava tells him that when he says it’s not optional and she’s trying to run away, he’s a rapist. Gil asks if she’s going to shoot him now. Ava says that depends on whether or not he makes a move. Ava warns him to go ahead and test her to see how much she wants to blow him away. Gil doesn’t believe she would do that. Ava asks if he’s sure about that. Gil points out that if she shoots him, Tripp is dead.

Rafe thanks Harris for the offer but says he can’t ask him to jeopardize his job or the entire department. Harris asks what he’s going to do then. Rafe says he does have a lot of faith in Belle, so he’s just going to have to believe in her. Rafe notes that Belle has gone against EJ before so he’ll just have to have faith that she can beat him at his own game. Harris tells Rafe that if he changes his mind, he can just say the word. Rafe appreciates that but admits that Paulina is right that it wouldn’t look good if he went behind EJ’s back and that they do need to get drugs off the street. Rafe mentions arresting a dealer last night and feels there are more out there. Rafe tells Harris to start investigating that which he agrees to do. Harris adds that he knows Rafe took a chance on hiring him, so he will do whatever it takes to earn his position. Harris then exits the Pub.

Brady tells Alex that everything is fine. Alex says they need to talk strategy about bringing Basic Black under Titan because it’s huge for them and he wants to time it perfectly. Brady says he’s due in court for Sarah because he’s been asked to testify against Xander since he led him to believe his baby was dead, so he doesn’t think Xander is fit to be a parent. Alex then points out that Sarah did the same thing to Xander and if Chloe didn’t overhear, Xander would’ve never found out the truth and would’ve lost out on something that’s rightfully his. Theresa sarcastically remarks that it would’ve been terrible.

Sarah questions why Konstantin is leaving. Konstantin says he believes the time has come for him to go. Maggie says she tried to convince him to stay. Konstantin says she’s been far too generous already so he must get going. Sarah stops him and brings up that Maggie was planning on asking him to stay through Christmas and she admits that she told Maggie that she didn’t think it was a good idea because she was worried that Maggie was getting too dependent on him. Maggie calls that silly since she’s perfectly capable of taking care of herself. Sarah points out that the truth is that they all depended on Konstantin today and he came through which Xander agrees with. Sarah says that Konstantin risked himself for their family, so she thinks asking him to stay through Christmas is the least they can do. Maggie agrees unless Konstantin has to get back to Greece and his family. Konstantin admits there’s no reason for him to hurry back, so he would be grateful to stay with them. Maggie calls that wonderful and says they are happy to have him. Konstantin says he’s very happy to know that he will be spending the holidays with all of them, adding that with Victor gone, they are practically the only family he has. Konstantin then goes to unpack his bags.

Brady gets a call and informs Alex and Theresa that he will have time to strategize after all since Justin informed him that Xander apparently dropped the custody case. Theresa questions why he would do that. Brady reveals that apparently their baby was kidnapped today, but she was found safe and sound. Alex calls that insane, asking what kind of maniac steals a newborn baby. Brady notes that whoever it was got away. Alex hopes they find him and nail his ass to the wall.

Konstantin returns to his room and says that worked out perfectly. Maggie comes in and tells him to make himself at home. Konstantin tells her that he’s very happy to stay through Christmas, but he’s not so sure that this is what Maggie wants and asks if Sarah put her on the spot. Maggie says not at all and that she’s delighted he is staying.

Sarah tells Xander that she just got off the phone with Justin, who was surprised. Sarah is glad they convinced Konstantin to stay. Xander acknowledges the bad blood between them but says they definitely owe him after today. Victoria wakes up so Sarah says it sounds like someone needs some attention and then asks Xander if he’d like to do the honors. Sarah knows he held her when she was born but asks if he wants to get better acquainted. Xander says he does and picks up Victoria. Xander declares that he’s so looking forward to getting to know her, but he already loves her with all his heart.

Ava warns Gil to stop there or she will end him. Gil doesn’t think she will. Harris then knocks on the door and says he knows he’s a little early. Harris then hears a gun shot and bursts in to see that Ava has shot Gil in the chest.

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Chad walks through the town square and makes a phone call, saying he knows he’s the last person they expected to hear from, but he needs their help. It is revealed that Chad called Gwen, who is in Alamainia. Gwen responds that Chad must be really desperate if he’s calling her since he hates her. Chad states that hate is a strong word. Gwen says this must be a really big ask and what he needs. Chad responds that he wants something that only she can give him.

Stephanie questions Everett saying that she really gets around. Everett apologizes and calls it a stupid blurt as he didn’t mean for it to sound disparaging. Everett guesses it’s just weird for him to hear about her dating other people. Stephanie reminds him that she thought he ghosted her. Everett blames the coma. Stephanie says she’s very sorry that happened to him and she’s relieved that he’s okay. Everett wishes he was okay before she started dating all these other guys. Stephanie tells him that her relationship with Alex was very brief and not that serious. Everett questions why that is since Alex is an attractive guy with an inheritance so he’s a catch. Everett then asks Stephanie why she dumped Alex.

Alex is on a call at Titan, saying that Maggie is not in charge anymore so he wants to see the sales figures for the last six months of Bella Magazine and mentions hiring Theresa Donovan so he wants to set revenue goals. Brady arrives and tells Alex that he came to accept his offer to bring Basic Black to Titan if he’s still interested. Alex assures that he is as they hug.

Xander finds Sarah at the hospital and says he knows what she’s up to as he questions what she’s trying to pull now. Sarah notes that he sounds upset. Xander confirms that he is as he just found out she’s calling Brady to testify against him in court. Sarah asks if Xander can call Eric to testify, why can’t she call Eric’s brother. Sarah then tells Xander that he should know that she will do anything to protect her daughter.

Theresa sneaks in to the Kiriakis Mansion to join Konstantin in the living room. Theresa doesn’t think this is a good idea but Konstantin doesn’t care. Konstantin tells Theresa that she made her bed and now she knows what she has to do. Konstantin then instructs Theresa to take baby Victoria. Theresa questions taking her where. Konstantin tells her somewhere that Sarah can’t find her. Theresa argues that there has to be a better way because she doesn’t steal babies, especially not Maggie’s granddaughter. Konstantin pulls out his phone and threatens to call Alex to tell him that Theresa has been lying to him. Theresa stops him and tells him not to make that call. Konstantin asks if she can kidnap a kid then. Theresa comments on Konstantin just wanting his hands on Maggie’s money. Konstantin complains about Victor leaving him out of his will and feels he’s now taking what he deserves. Konstantin says he’s not going back to Greece empty-handed and he must win Maggie over. Theresa questions how he will win her over by stealing Sarah’s baby. Konstantin tells Theresa to just play her part and then Alex will never find out the truth that he is not Victor’s son and that Xander is.

Xander argues that Victoria is not just Sarah’s daughter, she’s their daughter. Sarah regrets making her with him. Sarah says that Xander will get to spin his side of things by dragging Eric in to court which will open the door for Brady to talk about Xander’s behavior towards his family and all the misery he has caused in Salem. Sarah says if he thinks he has a case to make her look like an unfit parent, he can wait until the judge gets a load of him.

Chad tells Gwen that he knows he judged her harshly for what she did to Abigail and what she did to his family was personal but this call is strictly business. Gwen says she’s listening. Chad mentions hearing she hasn’t had the best luck squeezing money out of the Von Leuschners. Gwen says it’s an ongoing enterprise. Chad guesses she could use some cash and declares that he’s willing to give her a whole stack of it in exchange for her half of the Spectator.

Stephanie thought Everett said it was weird to hear about her dating other people, so she questions why he’s asking about her relationship with Alex. Stephanie jokes that he must be trying to take over Leo’s column. Everett says it’s strictly off the record and it may be hard to hear about her dating other guys, but admits part of him is curious about what her life has been like since they parted ways. Stephanie gives in and tells Everett that she only got involved with Alex because Everett had disappeared and she was desperate to feel wanted and desirable. Stephanie notes that they didn’t last very long because Alex was a player and when she decided they were done, he had a little trouble letting go. Everett asks if that’s why Alex was saying Chad was jealous. Stephanie admits it was really awkward for awhile. Everett asks if that’s how it is now with them. Stephanie doesn’t want to go there but Everett says it’s obvious that Chad was threatened by Alex’s inability to let go, so maybe that’s how Chad perceives him now. Everett adds that unlike Stephanie and Alex, they were seriously involved so he has to assume that Chad is even more threatened by him.

Gwen doesn’t get why Chad would approach her to buy part of the Spectator when Xander is local to him. Chad says he has his reasons. Gwen guesses that Xander turned him down. Chad asks Gwen for her price. Gwen says she’s not there yet since she stabbed her father in the back to get her stake in the Spectator, so just selling it for quick cash is like adding insult to injury. Chad points out that she could tell Jack that she’s selling to Abigail’s husband. Gwen asks if this is about honoring Abigail’s legacy. Chad says that’s part of it. Gwen questions there being more which Chad confirms. Chad explains that the offers has more to do with the new editor-in-chief.

Stephanie tells Everett that he said he didn’t want her to be uncomfortable but then he keeps bringing up Chad and how he’s jealous or threatened. Everett says he’s just concerned about her because there seems to be a pattern of possessive behavior with Chad that she is not willing to acknowledge. Everett says he doesn’t want to make things harder for her but sometimes, it can be helpful to get an outsider’s objective point of view. Stephanie mocks the idea of him being objective. Everett admits he may be a tiny bit biased, but he cares about her and might have insights that are worthwhile for her to hear. Stephanie agrees to hear them but bets that she’s way off base.

Xander argues with Sarah that what happened with he and Brady is irrelevant to their case. Sarah argues that Xander trying to pass off Brady and Kristen’s baby as hers is very relevant, shows his lack of character, and was a crime. Xander knows she’ll never understand that he did that to spare her the pain of losing a child. Sarah remarks that now he’s here to cause her that same pain again. Xander calls it a totally different situation. Sarah complains that there’s always rationalizing with him and why he does the worst things, but he let Brady believe that his baby was dead and let him grieve. Sarah declares that once the judge hears all this, there is no way that Xander or his lawyer will be able to convince anyone that he should be anywhere near their child.

Brady tells Alex that he’s glad the offer still stands. Alex talks about Brady being kind enough to bring him on board with Basic Black when Maggie cut him loose, so he feels he kind of owes it to him. Alex adds that there may be one issue as he reveals that he put Theresa in charge of Bella Magazine and asks if that’s going to be a problem for Brady.

Theresa picks up baby Victoria and hopes by the time she wakes up, this nightmare will be over. Maggie returns and sees her from behind, questioning what she is doing. Theresa then runs out of the mansion with the baby. Maggie looks down and sees Konstantin on the floor. Konstantin pretends to wake up and asks what happened. Maggie shouts that someone just took her granddaughter and questions who would do such a thing.

Gwen assumes Chad considers Everett a problem which Chad confirms. Chad explains that he recently moved to Salem and he’s also Stephanie’s ex. Chad notes that Everett swears they are old news but he just hired her to do PR for the paper. Gwen guesses that Chad wants Everett out of the way. Chad responds that he’s willing to pay a whole lot of money to make sure that he is. Chad states that now Gwen knows his motivation and asks if they can make a deal.

Everett tells Stephanie that he would like to say he’s not trying to insult Chad at all, he just thinks Chad is being unfair by asking her to be patient with him while he sorts out his feelings for his late wife, when he’s the one who asked her to move in with him and his kids while at the same time, having an issue with Stephanie being friends with her exes. Everett feels it’s the Chad show and all about his dead wife and his problems with the other men in her life. Everett argues that they both know to have a healthy relationship, there has to be a take and give which he says their relationship had. Everett declares that in this relationship, she’s doing all the giving and Chad is doing all the taking. Stephanie tells Everett that he’s wrong. Everett asks if she’s really sure about that.

Brady questions Alex putting Theresa in charge of Bella, arguing that he can’t trust her. Alex says he knows her reputation but feels he needs someone like her on his team. Brady guesses he’s looking for an ally. Brady tells Alex that if you turn your back on Theresa for a second, you’re at your own peril.

Maggie helps Konstantin up as he claims he was hit in the back of the head. Maggie says she didn’t see their face. Konstantin tells Maggie to call for help while he goes after them. Maggie argues that he’s in no condition but Konstantin says not to worry about him as he exits.

Sarah tells Xander that Brady can tell the judge about the time Xander shot him and also about Xander kidnapping Nicole and Holly. Sarah then gets a call from Maggie, who tells her that Victoria is gone. Sarah asks what she means. Maggie explains that she came in to the study and someone was taking her and that Konstantin went after them. Sarah tells Maggie to call police and says she’s on her way as she hangs up. Sarah then stops and accuses Xander of doing this which he questions. Sarah tells Xander that Victoria is gone and accuses Xander of setting it up so that she looks like an unfit mother. Xander insists that he didn’t and calls that insane. Xander tells Sarah that she can hate him but they have to get to the house as their daughter needs them. Sarah agrees and they rush out of the hospital together.

Gwen tells Chad that if he called her yesterday, she would’ve told him that the Spectator was her link to her father and Salem and she would never consider severing that link, but this morning, she read an article by Everett about the romance between Leo and Dimitri. Chad guesses it didn’t move her. Gwen says she lost her lunch over it and remarks that Everett is a skilled writer to portray Leo in such a positive light. Gwen states that the timing works in Chad’s favor. Gwen tells Chad to make her an offer that isn’t insulting and the Spectator will be his.

Everett tells Stephanie that he’s glad to be wrong in this case. She asks if he’s sure. Everett says he’d much prefer to think her relationship with Chad is making her happy. Stephanie responds that she likes talking to Everett, but she doesn’t want their talks to always go down the hole of what’s not working in her relationship with Chad because that’s not fair to him. Stephanie calls Chad an amazing guy and says no relationship is just black and white. Stephanie adds that Everett has only been hearing about the bad stuff when she vents. Chad then walks in and questions what she’s venting about.

Sarah and Xander go to the Kiriakis Mansion and ask Maggie about what happened. Maggie explains that when she came back, Konstantin was unconscious on the floor while someone in a hoodie was taking Victoria but she doesn’t know who as she never saw their face. Maggie adds that they must have been strong enough to knock out Konstantin with the fireplace poker. Maggie blames herself and says she should’ve never left the room and waited until Sarah got back to bring flowers to Victor, then maybe this horrible person wouldn’t have gotten away. Sarah starts to cry as Xander goes over and hugs her. Sarah questions who would take their little girl.

Alex thinks Brady might be exaggerating a little bit. Brady thinks he’s understating if anything and can’t believe he isn’t getting through to Alex on this. Brady stops and questions if Alex is in love with Theresa. Alex says no and insists they are just friends. Brady suggests that Alex keep a close eye on his friend. Alex assures that he can handle himself. Brady adds that it’s not just about Alex anymore as he’s Victor’s heir and the face of the company now. Brady warns that if Alex decides to get in bed with Theresa, that increases her ability to wreak havoc on a whole new level.

Theresa sits in the park with baby Victoria, promising that she’ll be home soon. Theresa talks about it being a beautiful day and how she used to take Tate to the park. Konstantin rushes up to her and says he needs the baby now. Theresa calls him a sick son of a bitch while he calls her the monster who kidnapped Sarah’s baby. Theresa argues that it’s only so Konstantin can reap the benefits of returning her. Konstantin demands the baby. Theresa remarks that the baby is just a prop in Konstantin’s scheme to get Maggie’s money. Konstantin argues that they each have their own cash cow to milk as he demands the baby be handed over. Theresa then slowly hands over baby Victoria. Konstantin declares that he needs one more thing and asks Theresa to punch him in the face so that it looks like he fought to get the baby back which she then does.

Stephanie jokingly asks Chad what she doesn’t vent about. Chad doubts anything she could do could drive Everett away. Everett talks about Stephanie being a great person and an extremely gifted publicist, noting how she spun things to make Leo a positive character. Everett admits PR is not his thing which is why he has Stephanie on his team. Everett remarks that he hopes Chad doesn’t mind him stealing Stephanie away to do some work for her.

Brady guesses everything he said about Theresa fell on deaf ears. Alex says he listened and appreciates Brady looking out for him. Brady understands finding things out the hard way and tells Alex not to come crying to him when Theresa screws him over and makes his life miserable. Theresa then appears at the office and asks if someone said her name.

Maggie questions why the police aren’t here yet as Sarah cries that she doesn’t understand this and questions where her daughter is or if someone hurt her. Xander promises that she will be alright and he will see to it that their daughter is brought home safely. Xander decides he’s going to make good on his promise. Konstantin then returns with baby Victoria and says the child needs her mother as he brings her back to Sarah.

Brady tells Theresa that if she came in earlier, she would’ve heard more than just her name. Alex says he’s very glad they are both there and informs Theresa that Brady is bringing Basic Black back to Titan. Alex notes that there will be a lot of overlapping with Bella, so he will need them to play nice and asks if that can happen. Theresa says she doesn’t mind working with anyone. Brady says the same, pointing out that if they can co-parent a teenager, they can make this happen. Alex is glad and says he will get the lawyers to make things official, adding that Theresa has a file on his desk for HR. Alex jokes that he knows they are both excited to get to work together. Alex then takes Brady out of the office. Theresa complains about Konstantin and remarks that the baby better be home and safe with her mother.

Xander finishes a call with the police and says they will be sending detectives over to get statements, especially Konstantin’s. Konstantin claims it all happened so fast that he doesn’t know how much help he will be and that he didn’t get a good look at their face. Sarah points out that he chased the person and caught them. Maggie asks what they wanted and why they came here. Konstantin responds that they wanted to ransom her granddaughter. He says he doesn’t want to frighten her but notes that as Victor’s widow, she’s a target and needs to increase her security which she agrees to do. Maggie insists that she’s taking Konstantin upstairs to treat his wounds. Xander tells Konstantin that they will never be friends, but he’s grateful that he saved their little girl. Sarah adds that she is too. Sarah declares that she’ll never forget that he brought Victoria back to them as she hugs Konstantin.

Chad thanks Everett for asking him how he feels about him working with Stephanie. Chad admits he didn’t react that well at first but he thinks Stephanie is a total pro and he’s lucky to have her. Stephanie thanks him for saying that. Chad admits that he was annoyed by trying to turn Leo in to a folk hero but says that must be how good he is and that he’ll be good for the paper. Chad adds that it means a lot to him because the Spectator is really important to him and his family. Everett says he appreciates Chad being cool with all of this. Chad states that it’s just about boundaries which three adults should be able to understand. Chad asks if they understand each other. Everett shakes his hand and says definitely.

Theresa calls Konstantin and it goes straight to voicemail. She leaves a message, saying she’s calling to make sure that he took Victoria safely back to Sarah and that if the whole thing blows up, he damn well better keep her name out of it right as Brady appears in the doorway.

Maggie takes care of Konstantin and says she wanted to show his appreciation for the man who saved her granddaughter, calling him a hero. Maggie points out that he didn’t stop for a second to think about himself and then brought back Victoria. Maggie doesn’t know where to begin to thank him. Konstantin says she has welcomed him in to her home which is more than enough. Maggie says the way Konstantin has watched over them, he’s been like an angel sent from Heaven. Konstantin then grabs Maggie and kisses her.

Sarah tells Xander that she never felt more helpless in her life, then Konstantin walked in with their daughter in his arms. Xander calls it a miracle. Xander then gets a text from Sloan that they are due in court soon. Sarah admits she totally forgot and asks how she can leave her daughter now or think about any of that stuff. Sarah declares that they have to postpone again as there is no other way. Xander asks what if he just drops the case?

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Alex is working out at home as Theresa walks in. Alex apologizes if he disturbed her but she says he’s not at all.

Chad and Stephanie eat at the Brady Pub. Chad comments on her not eating much but Stephanie says she’s not that hungry. Chad opens his tablet and asks if Stephanie saw the crazy editorial that her ex wrote about Leo. Chad comments that he knows Everett is new in town and doesn’t know Leo’s story but figured he would’ve asked questions before writing something like this, questioning what kind of idiot would come up with the idea of making Leo Stark a folk hero. Stephanie then reveals it was her idea.

Everett goes over his article on Leo for the Spectator while at the office with Xander. Xander calls Sarah and asks how Maggie is doing today. Sarah responds that she’s much better. Xander is glad but assumes that means they are moving forward with the custody hearing with no more postponements which Sarah confirms. Sarah then questions why he’s really calling and if he considered what she said yesterday about his flawed legal strategy. Sarah asks if Xander is waving the white flag or if he’s actually reckless enough to have Eric testify that she’s an unfit parent.

Steve finds Konstantin in the town square. Konstantin mentions picking up breakfast for Maggie. Steve comments on hearing about a big store sale and reveals that he knows Konstantin purchased the tablecloth there and questions why he lied.

Alex tells Theresa that he should hop in the shower, but first asks if she’s thought any more about her offer. Theresa thanks him for giving her the night to think about it. Theresa then tells Alex that she would love to run Bella Magazine again, but their living working situation could get really messy. Alex points out that they are just roommates and friends. Theresa remarks that they were friends with benefits. Alex thinks they are mature enough to figure it out and asks if working at Bella will be strange or awkward for her. Theresa assures it won’t be and that she wants the job. Alex then congratulates her on the job and hugs her.

Chad apologizes to Stephanie for calling her an idiot then and questions the article on Leo being her idea. Stephanie says she didn’t suggest the love story angle but calls it brilliant. Chad questions why it would be a good idea to defend Leo of all people. Stephanie questions Chad not knowing and says the majority of Spectator readers loved Leo’s gossip column, so they miss him. Stephanie says the last thing they want readers to do is blame the new editor or lose interest. Stephanie knows Chad is upset not about Leo, but about Everett. Chad asks how he’s supposed to feel when the first thing Everett does after moving to town is hire her to represent him. Chad adds that every time he turns around, Stephanie and Everett are together, reminiscing about the good old days and talking about their relationship problems. Stephanie responds that she doesn’t know what he wants from her. Chad declares that for starters, she could’ve said no to taking Everett on as a client.

Everett pulls out his phone and starts to text Stephanie but puts the phone down.

Xander tells Sarah that she can’t honestly believe he’s going to stop fighting for her daughter. Sarah argues that she thought he’d want to save face rather than risk being humiliated because Eric is a hostile witness, who is more likely to say something bad about Xander than her. Sarah adds that Xander’s argument that she’s a bad parent because she lied about her baby to Eric is the height of hypocrisy when Xander was part of that lie. Xander brings up Sarah lying to him about his baby being the whole start of this. Sarah says none of that matters now. Xander says it matters to him and says she wasn’t being reasonable. Sarah responds that she doesn’t want him in her life or Victoria’s. Xander guesses he will see her in court then and hangs up. Sarah tosses her phone as Maggie walks in and guesses it was Xander. Sarah complains that Xander is impossible for going ahead with this sham of a custody hearing. Maggie asks what she can do. Sarah asks her to watch Victoria for her since she got called in for an early shift at the hospital and then she has to go to court. Maggie assures that she would be delighted to watch her granddaughter. Sarah hopes Maggie didn’t have plans. Maggie says she was going to go Christmas shopping but she can do that anytime and hopefully with Sarah and Victoria. Maggie adds that she could also use some help in getting something for Konstantin. Sarah questions if Konstantin is planning to stay through Christmas.

Konstantin asks Steve what he’s lying about. Steve explains that Konstantin gave Maggie a tablecloth that he claimed came from Victor and that he had it flown in from Greece, but he found the price tag, proving that he lied. Konstantin then admits that he lied so Steve questions why. Konstantin claims that Maggie was having a terrible day, missing Victor, so he wanted to lift her spirits. Konstantin adds that it was too late to have something shipped from Greece by the time he found out about their anniversary, so he admits to telling a white lie. Konstantin says he didn’t feel good about it but after seeing how excited Maggie was when she saw the tablecloth, it was all worth it. Konstantin asks Steve not to tell Maggie. Steve agrees not to because he doesn’t want to upset her but warns that it better not be a pattern of hurting her. Konstantin assures that he would never because Victor was so important to him and so is his widow. Konstantin adds that Maggie is very lucky to have friends like Steve as he then walks away.

Xander tells Everett that he saw he turned off comments on his Leo Stark article, but congratulates him on views skyrocketing in the last 24 hours. Xander says he apparently made the right decision in hiring him. Xander talks about Everett following his ex to a new town and taking this job. Everett notes that he was in a coma for a year and says he’s happy to have a job. Xander brings up finding out that their long term viability is in question. Everett admits he was surprised to learn about the paper’s recent financial woes, but he’s glad he had the good sense to hire the best PR firm in town as Stephanie really delivered big time.

Stephanie questions Chad telling her that she should’ve turned down a potentially lucrative client because he doesn’t like that they used to date. Chad says she can do whatever she wants but he thinks that there are other PR firms that Everett could’ve hired and a thousand other towns he could’ve moved to, so he questions not thinking there is an ulterior motive. Stephanie remarks that it couldn’t possibly be about the quality of her work. Chad says he knows she’s the best. Stephanie responds that Everett knows it too and he’s comfortable with her, but obviously Chad is uncomfortable working on this project so she’s happy to keep their projects separate. Stephanie accuses Chad of being jealous. Chad feels that’s what Stephanie wants and that she’s using Everett to pressure him in to making a commitment. Stephanie argues that he doesn’t know her at all then because he’s dead wrong. Stephanie doesn’t want someone who has to have their hand forced and wants someone who loves her. Chad responds that he does love her but decides to end the conversation before saying something he regrets. Chad tells her to enjoy her breakfast and exits the Pub.

Theresa asks Alex when she can start. Alex says he just has to call the board. Theresa talks about being ready and having so many ideas. Theresa tells Alex that it feels so good to know that someone finally believes in her again.

Steve goes to see John, who shows him the family tree gift he got from the kids for his anniversary. John says it’s so nice after not knowing his past to now be able to look at the family tree and reflect on everything he and Marlena have built. Steve says he has a lot to be proud of. John says Steve does too and suggests they take their wives out this weekend as things are kind of quiet on the Black Patch front. Steve says it’s funny he mentions that because he thinks they need to investigate Maggie’s new friend.

Maggie tells Sarah that she doesn’t know what Konstantin’s plans are for the holidays but he’s welcome to stay and talks about how he’s gotten her so many gifts since he arrived. Maggie tells Sarah about the tablecloth that Konstantin said he had shipped from Greece which Sarah calls very kind of him. Maggie says that’s why she wants to repay his kindness. Konstantin comes to the mansion and listens from outside the room as Sarah remarks that letting Konstantin stay here is pretty generous. Maggie then asks Sarah if she has a problem with Konstantin. Sarah says no but points out that Maggie just lost Victor and is getting awfully close to Konstantin and she thinks it’s a little too fast. Konstantin continues listening in as Maggie questions where this is coming from. Sarah talks about Konstantin being a stranger before Victor died and now he’s living with them. Sarah says it’s great that he brought her comfort but he has a life to get back to in Greece. Sarah adds that Konstantin is showering Maggie with gifts. Maggie asks what’s wrong with that. Sarah is starting to feel like maybe he wants something in return from her. Maggie questions if she thinks Konstantin is trying to get her in bed. Sarah says it’s not that. Maggie appreciates her concern but says Konstantin is not a stranger since Victor grew up with him and out of respect for Victor, she will extend the hospitality that Victor would want for his friend. Sarah talks about how Victor was savvy and careful with his friends and warns that maybe Maggie should be too. Maggie tells Sarah to mind her own business.

Steve tells John about busting Konstantin about lying over the tablecloth. Steve talks about how Victor died, Maggie inherited half of the estate, and suddenly this guy that they’ve barely heard of shows up and makes himself indispensable to Maggie. John asks if Steve thinks he’s just after Maggie’s money. Steve feels it sounds like a headline to him.

Everett goes to the Brady Pub and runs in to Stephanie. Everett says he was going to text her but it’s better to say in person. She asks if something’s wrong. Everett says no and thanks her because Xander was thrilled with the editorial. Everett tells her that her strategy was brilliant. Stephanie remarks that she’s glad someone thinks so.

Chad goes to the Spectator office. Xander asks if there’s something he can help him with. Chad asks if his new editor-in-chief is around. Xander tells him that Everett just went out for a coffee. Chad says that’s good because he hoped to speak to Xander alone. Xander asks what this is about. Chad then asks how Xander would like to sell him his half of the Spectator.

Theresa calls her mom Kimberly and informs her that she’s going to be running Bella Magazine again as Alex Kiriakis put her in charge because he knows she did a really good job. Theresa tells her that they are not sleeping together but they are roommates and he’s her boss. Theresa acknowledges that Alex is quite attractive and admits she likes him a lot. Theresa then hangs up as Konstantin arrives at the door. Theresa questions what the hell he’s doing here as he barely missed Alex. Konstantin assures that he waited until he saw Alex leave and tells her not to worry because this will be his last visit which she questions. Konstantin declares that he was thinking about telling Alex that he’s not Victor’s son and that Theresa has been lying to him all this time.

Everett asks Stephanie what idiot could possibly find an issue with her PR strategy. Stephanie says she doesn’t want to debate who is and isn’t an idiot. Everett assumes it’s Chad that took issue with the editorial. Stephanie explains that it’s personal for him because he has a long and sordid history with Leo Stark. Everett asks if Chad can’t bear to read anything nice about Leo. Stephanie admits she wasn’t a huge fan of Leo but a large part of the readers loved him. Everett asks what Chad’s problem is then since he works for her firm and should know that part of the job is putting personal feelings aside to do what’s best for the client, the company, and more importantly for Stephanie.

Xander questions Chad wanting to buy him out of his interest in the Spectator and asks why. Chad says that the Spectator was Jack and Jennifer’s baby and was important to Abigail. Chad says it would’ve been Abigail’s and some day would’ve been their children’s. Chad adds that keeping it in the family would be nice and that the Hortons and Deverauxs are not thrilled with the direction the paper is taking. Xander points out that Gwen and Leo are gone now, so he’s determined to restore dignity to the paper. Chad didn’t think so based on the editorial he read this morning. Xander says that was meant to be provocative and that he told Everett to make this a place for real journalism. Xander hopes that if he did sell to Chad, he would keep Everett on. Chad asks why that would matter to him. Xander states that he promised to give Everett a fair shake. Chad questions Xander always being a man of his word. Xander thinks Chad doesn’t care about the paper or Abigail’s legacy, but that he wants to get rid of Everett because he hired his girlfriend and he doesn’t like it.

Sarah tells Maggie that she didn’t mean to overstep and she was just trying to be helpful, bringing up when Maggie gave her unsolicited advice about Xander. Maggie acknowledges that Sarah often did the opposite and now they are going head to head in court. Maggie says she has learned to let Sarah make her own decisions and tells Sarah to let her make up her own mind about Konstantin.

John tells Steve that as devil’s advocate, they are private investigators so they see the worst in humanity all day. John suggests maybe Konstantin is just fond of Maggie. Steve responds that he’s fond of Maggie too but he didn’t abandon his life and move in with her. John points out that Konstantin did help out Alex and Brady in Greece. Steve questions John giving Konstantin the benefit of the doubt when he’s never met him. John brings up Konstantin being fond of Victor for loaning him the money for his restaurant. Steve argues that they’ve only heard that story from Konstantin and they know the shady dealings that Victor had over the years. John agrees that they only have Konstantin’s word and admits that it would be nice if they could hear it from Victor, then suggests maybe they can.

Theresa questions why the hell Konstantin would tell Alex the truth when this is his plan too and asks if he doesn’t want his inheritance. Konstantin argues that he’s not a young man so by the time she gets with Alex, he could be as dead as Victor. Theresa questions why he would want to expose the truth to the world, pointing out that they would wind up with nothing. Konstantin argues that she will be with nothing, but he will have Maggie’s half of the Kiriakis fortune.

Alex goes to the Brady Pub and runs in to Stephanie. Alex notes that he hasn’t seen her in forever. Stephanie jokes that he’s busy running the world and mentions seeing his new roommate Theresa in the lobby, noting that she’s glad Theresa stuck around Salem. Stephanie then introduces Alex to Everett. Everett acknowledges Alex as the long lost son of Victor and CEO of Titan. Stephanie notes that Everett is the new editor-in-chief at the Spectator and that he’s new in town. Alex asks how Everett knew that Theresa was Stephanie’s cousin. Stephanie informs Alex that they used to hang out back in Seattle. Everett remarks that it’s one way to put it. Alex then realizes Everett is the guy that Stephanie said ghosted him. Everett jokes that his reputation precedes him.

Chad questions why it matters to Xander why he wants to buy the paper. Chad hands Xander his offer and says it’s way above market value. Xander responds that he cares about more than just money these days as he’s currently in the process of trying to win custody of his daughter. Chad questions him suing Sarah for custody. Xander explains that he feels having a job and a steady income will help him in the eyes of a judge, so he’s not willing to risk that for anything and declines Chad’s offer.

Sarah tells Maggie that she’s right that she can choose who she wants to spend time with and she’s sure that she wouldn’t let herself be taken advantage of. Maggie says certainly not by Konstantin because she knows he’s a good man. Sarah says if she says so and then decides she doesn’t want to argue. Maggie knows this isn’t going to be an easy day for Sarah and that it will painful for her to face Xander in court. Sarah states that it’s what she has to do to keep her daughter safe. Sarah says she should get going and tells Maggie that she loves her. Sarah thanks her for babysitting. Maggie assures they will be fine. Sarah talks about Victoria being a great napper so Maggie will get plenty of peace and quiet.

Theresa tells Konstantin that she knew he was after Maggie’s money. Konstantin remarks that at least one of them is making progress. Theresa says that stops now because she’s not going to let him take advantage of Maggie. Konstantin asks if she’s threatening him. Theresa asks why she wouldn’t threaten him after he came in threatening her. Theresa adds that Maggie has been very good to her and was a friend to her when she had a drug problem, so she’s practically family. Konstantin complains that he’s merely being kind to a lonely widow. Theresa argues that Maggie is still grieving Victor as they were madly in love. Konstantin assures that he’s very aware. Theresa argues that he thinks she’s taking too long with Alex but it might be years before Maggie is ready to move on. Konstantin is not so sure and says they’ve been growing quite close, but notes that he heard Sarah trying to turn Maggie against him as she suspects he’s up to something. Konstantin says that’s where Theresa comes in because he knows what he needs to do to earn Sarah’s trust and keep Maggie’s. Konstantin declares that Theresa is going to help him if she doesn’t want him to tell Alex everything.

Maggie watches over baby Victoria. Konstantin comes in with flowers and says he loves to see her smile. Maggie comments that he always knows the right kind of flowers to bring her but says it’s too much. Maggie mentions that she was talking to Sarah about all the gifts he gave her already and says she cannot accept the flowers. Konstantin then says the flowers aren’t for her, but for Victor, as he thought she might want to go visit with him in the mausoleum since she was so busy yesterday. Maggie mentions that Henderson is off today and she is babysitting. Konstantin offers to look after the baby while Maggie is out there. Maggie feels that’s a lot to ask. Konstantin says he’s no expert but points out that Victoria is sound asleep and Maggie will be nearby if they need anything, though he doubts they will.

Steve asks John what the plan is and if he’s going to hire Susan Banks to try to get answers out of Victor’s ghost. John brings up the last time Steve was in Greece and how he dug up all sorts of things about Victor’s life that they never knew. John suggests they do more digging, ask some friends and do research on Konstantin. Steve asks if he wants to go to Greece to investigate Konstantin. John asks why not get the full story.

Everett tells Alex about his coma. Alex tells him it was great to meet him and he has to get to the office. Alex then jokes with Everett that he knows from experience that Chad doesn’t like Stephanie spending time with her ex. Alex then exits. Everett questions that experience so Stephanie informs him that before she got with Chad, she dated Alex. Everett jokes that Stephanie really gets around.

Chad walks through the town square and makes a phone call, saying he knows he’s the last person he expected to hear from, but he needs their help.

Xander finds Sarah at the hospital and says he knows what she’s up to as he questions what she’s trying to pull now.

Theresa sneaks in to the Kiriakis Mansion to join Konstantin in the living room. Theresa doesn’t think this is a good idea but Konstantin doesn’t care. Konstantin tells Theresa that she made her bed and now she knows what she has to do. Konstantin then instructs Theresa to take baby Victoria.

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Days Update Wednesday, November 15, 2023

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Update written by Joseph

Holly starts to light up a joint in the living room of the DiMera Mansion, saying she could really use this, but stops when Johnny walks in. Holly says she didn’t know he was home. Johnny tells her that he just got back and that as he came in, he saw Tate leaving, looking pretty upset. Holly informs him that they sort of got in a fight over the fact that Tate had the nerve to make a move on him while her mom is missing. Johnny agrees that sounds inappropriate but questions her mom missing. Holly explains that EJ was on the phone with Nicole when the line went dead and he thinks she was in an accident.

In the hospital, Nicole tells EJ that she doesn’t understand since Dimitri was supposed to bring her baby to the hospital and questions where they are. EJ admits that he doesn’t know as he’s spoken to several staff and security but no one has seen Dimitri or the baby. EJ adds that he spoke to an officer and they are putting out an APB. Nicole complains about not hearing an amber alert when their baby is being held by a psychotic criminal. Nicole remarks that God only knows what Dimitri has planned.

Dimitri tells Leo that he’s out of his damn mind if he thinks he’s leaving without him. Leo tells him that he has to because he’s in police custody. Dimitri reminds him that not long ago, he was in police custody and Leo helped him escape. Leo argues that was different since he was in a hospital bed while he’s surrounded by cops. Dimitri suggests hiring him a damn good lawyer.

Sloan informs Eric that the baby they were wanting to adopt was born tonight. Eric can’t believe it’s happening so soon. Sloan asks if he’s having second thoughts. Eric says of course not and that he’s elated as he can’t wait to meet their son as they kiss and hug.

Melinda is in her room with Nicole’s baby. Melinda tells the baby that she knows he misses Nicole but promises that Sloan will love him like her own and he’ll be with his real dad soon too. Melinda states that the baby, Eric, and Sloan will be one big happy family, as long as they can pull off this crazy ass plan.

Leo tells Dimitri that they don’t have money for a lawyer. Dimitri tells him not to worry as he’s going to figure it all out. Leo argues that there’s no time for that since Dr. Rolf is leaving on the submarine. Dimitri says that can wait but Leo insists that Dimitri has to leave Salem immediately. Dimitri declares that he’s not going to do that because Leo is the love of his life and he’s not going to let him rot in prison. Dimitri tells him to sit tight while he goes to get him help.

EJ tells Nicole that he knows Dimitri can be a duplicitous son of a bitch but he does not believe he will harm the baby, especially if he plans to use him as a bargaining chip. Nicole argues that she can’t just stay here and not do anything as she starts trying to get out of the hospital bed. EJ reminds her that she was just in a car accident. Nicole insists that she’s fine and tells EJ to just help her get dressed. EJ urges Nicole to rest and hugs her as she breaks down crying. Nicole questions how she can rest when she knows their baby is missing. Nicole cries that their baby needs them.

Eric tells Sloan that they have to get diapers, formula, and a car seat along with the things he’s already bought. Sloan encourages that he’s going to be an amazing father and that they’ve got this. Eric is glad to see she’s so confident. Sloan feels like everything is falling in to place and once Melinda makes the arrangements, they will finally have the family they’ve been dreaming of.

Melinda watches over the baby until there’s a knock at the door. Melinda says it’s showtime as she answers the door to see Dr. Pierce. Dr. Pierce admits he was not thrilled to get her call since after his case was resolved, he hoped to never see her again. Melinda asks if he’s still holding a grudge because she tried to put him behind bars. Dr. Pierce says he’s just drawing boundaries but thankfully Sloan proved he was innocent. Melinda argues that they both know he was guilty of insurance fraud. Dr. Pierce asks if that’s why he’s here. Melinda says he’s here because of what he did for money and she’s hoping for an encore performance.

Rafe returns to the interrogation room and asks Leo if he got ahold of his lawyer. Leo claims his brilliant legal team is being assembled as they speak. Leo asks if he has something to read until then. Rafe says no but he hopes Leo has assembled a brilliant legal team because he’s going to need it since he’s in such serious trouble. Rafe talks about Leo assaulting a police officer. Leo argues that he did not touch Jada. Rafe admits that Leo’s boyfriend did it and says it’s hard to keep track of who did what to whom, but it’d be a real shame if Leo went down for Dimitri’s crimes but when he’s convicted, he will spend a long time in prison. Leo tells Rafe that he’s wasting his time because he’s not going to turn on Dimitri. Rafe asks even if it’s the only way to save his own ass. Leo calls Dimitri his ride or die and admits he’s betrayed a lot of people in his life but he won’t betray Dimitri. Rafe tells Leo to suit himself as it’s his own funeral.

EJ agrees with Nicole that they’ve waited long enough and decides it’s time to light a fire under Rafe and his cops. EJ calls the police station, asking to speak with Rafe immediately. EJ is informed that Rafe is busy, so EJ says he’ll be right there. EJ hangs up and informs Nicole that Leo was just arrested so if anyone knows where Dimitri is, it’s him. Nicole wants to go with him but EJ says time is of the essence and it will be quicker if he goes alone. EJ says he’ll call her if he finds anything out and promises he won’t stop until their baby is back in her arms where he belongs. EJ kisses Nicole and tells her to just rest as he then exits.

Holly explains to Johnny that she remembered that she and Nicole share locations and then Eric and EJ both took off after she told them and she hasn’t heard from them. Holly sees she missed a text from Eric and finds out that Nicole really was in an accident and she had the baby. Johnny asks if the baby is okay. Holly says she doesn’t know as Eric just said that EJ took her to the hospital. Johnny says they need to get to the hospital then so he and Holly rush out.

Eric asks Sloan if Melinda told her how the birth went. Sloan tells him that Melinda said everything went smoothly and that the baby is healthy with nothing to worry about. Eric realizes that their baby and Nicole’s baby were born on the same day. Sloan pretends to be shocked to learn that Nicole gave birth. Eric says that’s what he was going to tell her when he got home. Sloan says she’s happy for them and that Nicole must be over the moon. Eric explains to her that she would be but Nicole was in a car accident with Leo and Dimitri. Sloan asks if they are okay. Eric says that Dimitri took the baby to the hospital, so EJ and Nicole should be with the baby now. Sloan thinks back to Dimitri showing up there with the baby. Sloan remarks that it sounds like everything worked out in the end.

Dr. Pierce tells Melinda that he only agreed to come because she told him that Sloan needed his help and he owes her one but he had no idea he was being summoned to do something unethical. He worries that this feels like a trap. Melinda informs him that she’s no longer the district attorney so she’s no longer interested in putting him behind bars. Melinda states that she and Sloan need a favor that requires a little coloring outside the lines. Dr. Pierce asks why he would do this. Melinda offers a sizable donation to his bank account. Dr. Pierce turns her down and says he’s going home but Melinda stops him and presents him with an amount number that changes his mind. Dr. Pierce then checks out the baby and says he is healthy and he doesn’t see any issues. He thought that was all but Melinda says there’s more to it than that. Melinda reveals that she needs him to change his diagnosis since he gave the baby a clean bill of health, but she needs the parents to believe otherwise and for him to deliver the very bad news.

Nicole checks the TV and complains there’s nothing on the news about Dimitri and her baby. Johnny arrives with Holly, who rushes up to hug Nicole. Nicole says she’s so happy she’s there. Holly asks her about the car accident. Nicole says two fugitives ran her off the road. Johnny asks how badly she was hurt. Nicole responds that the doctors said she’d make a full recovery but she went in to premature labor and had the baby. Holly notes that Eric mentioned that. Nicole informs them that they have a baby brother. Johnny asks if the baby is with EJ. Nicole reveals that the baby is missing and they can’t find him.

Sloan tells Eric that Nicole must be terrified. Eric confirms that she was but she did what any mother to do to make sure her baby survived. Sloan says she can imagine since she would already do anything in the world to protect their son. Sloan then gets a call from Dimitri and tells Eric that it’s a client so it might take awhile. Eric decides he will go see his mom and tell her the good news then and he exits. Sloan asks what Dimitri wants. Dimitri wants her help as he informs her that Leo has been arrested, so he needs her to get him out of trouble.

Leo tells Rafe that he’s wasting his time as he has nothing more to say without his attorney present. Leo then brings up Dimitri being accused of trying to murder Gabi, but now Gabi has been arrested for real, actual murder. Leo asks if that clears the slate. Rafe asks if he’s serious. Leo takes that as a no. EJ then bursts in to the room and grabs Leo, asking what his boyfriend did with his baby.

Eric goes to see Marlena and informs her that the baby they are going to adopt was born tonight and is healthy. Marlena hugs him and says she’s so happy for him as it’s what he always wanted, now he’ll be a father any day now.

Sloan tells Dimitri that this isn’t a good time and she can’t help him or Leo. Dimitri reminds her that she represented Leo before. Sloan complains about how she had to play a game of cat and mouse to get paid. Dimitri promises it won’t be like that this time and that he will get her a lot of money. Sloan says no. Dimitri tells her that he loves Leo deeply and he cannot leave town without him unless he knows that someone is looking out for him. Dimitri complains that Leo is in a world of trouble and doesn’t deserve it. Dimitri swears that Leo is a good man. Sloan responds that Leo is right that Dimitri should leave town. Sloan says she’ll get Leo acquitted and then he can join him in a land far away from Salem.

EJ demands answers from Leo until Rafe backs him off and tells him to calm down. EJ wants answers, asking what Dimitri has done with his child. Rafe asks what EJ is talking about. EJ explains that Leo and Dimitri ran Nicole off the road, causing her to go in to premature labor. Leo argues that he helped deliver the baby. EJ tells Rafe that Dimitri left with the baby to take him to the hospital, only they never appeared which Leo questions. EJ tells Leo not to act like he doesn’t know, believing they devised this whole plot. Leo insists there was no plot so EJ screams at him, asking where his son is and why Dimitri has not returned. Leo assures that Dimitri would never kidnap a baby and swears this must be a misunderstanding. EJ warns that if Leo doesn’t tell him where Dimitri is, he will live to regret it.

Johnny doesn’t understand why Dimitri wouldn’t bring the baby to the hospital. Nicole responds that she’s not sure but she and EJ think he may be using the baby as leverage to get out of his legal troubles. Holly asks how he could use an innocent baby like that. Johnny swears he’ll kill Dimitri if he hurts the baby. Holly asks how they can help. Nicole suggests one of them text EJ for an update since her phone didn’t survive the car crash which Johnny agrees to do. Holly talks about how Nicole must have been so scared on the side of the road. Nicole says the baby came out like a fighter as Holly assures that he will be fine.

Dr. Pierce tells Melinda no because if he does what she asks, he could lose his medical license and it’s way too risky. Melinda argues that with great risk comes great reward and they will reward him greatly. Dr. Pierce asks what happens when the parents ask to see the baby. Melinda says he can figure something out. Dr. Pierce argues that this is incredibly cruel and the parents will be devastated. Melinda says she doesn’t feel great about it, but he’ll be making another couple very happy.

Leo swears that he doesn’t know where Dimitri is. EJ asks what his game is then and if he’s using his son as a bargaining chip or ransom. Leo insists it’s neither. Rafe asks EJ to let him handle this. EJ tells Rafe that they are talking about his son and he’s the district attorney, so he has every right to question him. Sloan then arrives and says actually he doesn’t, because her client has nothing left to say. EJ questions Sloan representing Leo. Sloan asks them to leave so she can speak to her client in private. Rafe and EJ then exit the room. Leo asks Sloan if Dimitri called her which she confirms. Leo asks if he mentioned anything about Nicole’s baby since he was supposed to bring him to the hospital but EJ says they never showed. Sloan claims that Dimitri mentioned nothing about the baby.

Melinda holds the baby and talks about him being healthy and how his new mom, Sloan, will be so pleased. Melinda says she meant what she said to Dr. Pierce as she does feel kind of bad for what they are doing to Nicole, but sometimes you have to make sacrifices for the benefit of the child. Melinda mentions having to do that for her own little girl, Haley. Melinda cries about having to give her to her parents to raise and calls it the hardest thing she ever had to do as it broke her heart, but she did it because she knew that was what’s best for her. Melinda adds that she knows this is what’s best for the baby. Melinda calls Eric and Sloan good people and says they will be amazing parents.

Eric tells Marlena that first, he was skeptical because Melinda was helping arrange the adoption but she really came through. Marlena is so happy because Eric has wanted this for so long and it’s finally going to work out this time. Eric notes that he just hopes things work out for Nicole too. Marlena asks why he says that.

EJ returns to the hospital where Nicole asks if Leo told him where Dimitri is. EJ informs her that Leo swears he doesn’t know where Dimitri is and admits that Leo seemed perplexed as to why Dimitri didn’t show up at the hospital. EJ adds that Leo is of no use to them now since he’s lawyered up now. Nicole asks what they are going to do. EJ mentions that Rafe says he’s on the case but he’s going to have to find their son himself and promises not to stop until he does. Johnny decides he’s going with him. Dr. Pierce then enters the room and introduces himself to Nicole, saying he has news about her baby. EJ says he’s the father and asks where he is. Dr. Pierce claims that earlier tonight, a man showed up with a newborn in his arms that he said belonged to Nicole. Nicole guesses that Dimitri did the right thing after all. EJ argues that it doesn’t make sense since he was there and was told that no baby was ever brought in. Dr. Pierce guesses there was a mix up since word never got back to him. Nicole asks where her son is then. Dr. Pierce suggests talking in private but EJ says it’s fine as everyone here is family. Nicole asks what’s going on as she knows her baby was born prematurely. Nicole asks if her baby is okay. Dr. Pierce responds that he’s sorry but her son didn’t make it, leaving Johnny, Holly, EJ, and Nicole in shock.

Dimitri calls Dr. Rolf about holding the submarine but is told that it’s now or never. Dimitri says he will head to the docks then and asks Rolf not to leave without him as he hangs up. Dimitri says goodbye Leo and that he loves him.

Leo asks Sloan if Dimitri left town and is gone. Sloan says she believes so. Leo calls that a relief. Sloan says it’s too late tonight to get him arraigned but she will do her best to get him out of this predicament. Sloan then gets a call from Melinda and says she can’t talk long as she’s in a meeting with a client. Melinda informs Sloan that Dr. Pierce agreed to help them and is delivering the very upsetting news to EJ and Nicole as they speak.

Nicole argues that it’s not possible because her baby was perfectly fine when Dimitri left with him. Dr. Pierce brings up the car accident causing her to go in to labor and says it appears the infant sustained internal injuries in the crash. Dr. Pierce reveals the blanket that the baby was wrapped in. Nicole breaks down crying as she confirms the blanket was the one Dimitri wrapped him in. Nicole cries that this can’t be happening. Dr. Pierce understands it’s a lot to process and says he will give them privacy. He says he’s terribly sorry for their loss as he exits the room. Holly hugs Nicole as she cries. Johnny tells EJ that he’s so sorry and asks if there’s anything he can do. EJ asks Johnny to take Holly outside to give them space. Holly tells Nicole that she loves her and exits with Johnny. EJ hugs Nicole. Nicole cries that this can’t be happening and asks EJ to tell her it’s not real.

Eric informs Marlena about what happened to Nicole. Marlena comments on her being through such an ordeal. Eric hopes that the worst is behind her. Eric then gets a call from Holly and asks how Nicole and the baby are. Holly informs Eric of the news that the baby didn’t make it. Eric is shocked and says he’s so sorry. Marlena asks him what happened.

Nicole tells EJ that the doctor has to be wrong. Nicole talks about how she was just telling Holly how strong their son is and that he’s a fighter. EJ breaks down crying as well as Nicole repeats that it can’t be true, asking how it can end this way after everything they’ve been through to keep the baby healthy. Nicole argues that she took all the vitamins and medications. Nicole cries that she took care of herself because she knew how risky the pregnancy was, so she doesn’t understand. Nicole states that she and EJ have lost two babies before they were born, but this one made it. Nicole says it would be so unfair and breaks down crying as EJ hugs her.

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Rafe goes back to Jada’s hospital room but finds she has gone and wonders she went after he told her to stay put.

Leo walks through the park looking to meet Dimitri but instead Jada finds Leo. Jada says she was just on her way to search for them, but Leo saved her the trouble by loitering right by the hospital. Jada suggests picking up where they left off and pulls out handcuffs.

Tate and Holly go to the DiMera Mansion. Holly hoped Nicole would be home by now. Tate encourages her to stay positive. Holly worries that Nicole could be anywhere as Tate hugs her. EJ comes home and asks if there’s any sign of Nicole. Holly responds that she hasn’t heard from her but she thinks she knows where she’s at.

Eric asks Nicole if the accident brought on the labor. Nicole thinks back to arguing with Leo and Dimitri. Nicole confirms that she had the baby right there. Eric asks where the baby is. Nicole responds that Dimitri has him which Eric questions. Nicole tells Eric that she had a beautiful baby boy and repeats that Dimitri has him now.

Sloan tells Melinda that she doesn’t understand that she won’t be able to live with herself if she doesn’t do this. Sloan declares that Eric has a baby about to be born and she loves him too much to keep that from him, since she can never give him one. Melinda comments on Sloan making up her mind. Sloan declares that she has to do it now so she’s going to find Eric to tell him the truth. Sloan then opens the door to leave right as Dimitri arrives, with Nicole’s baby in his arms. Sloan recognizes Dimitri. Dimitri recognizes Sloan as one of Salem’s top attorneys and says that’s a very good thing because he needs her help. Sloan questions what he needs her help with. Melinda asks who’s baby it is. Dimitri worries about Melinda being the district attorney but Melinda clarifies that she’s not any longer but she is still an officer of the court like Sloan. Melinda asks again who’s child he has. Dimitri then reveals that the baby belongs to his uncle, EJ DiMera, shocking Melinda and Sloan.

EJ questions Holly knowing where Nicole is. Holly explains the phone tracker she used and shows it to him. EJ asks why he is just now hearing about this and yells at Holly for withholding valuable information.

Eric encourages Nicole to stay with him. Nicole says she’s trying but she’s sleepy. Eric asks if Dimitri said where he was taking the baby. Nicole says to the hospital to get checked out. Eric questions why he didn’t take her with him. Nicole explains that he was scared to move her. Nicole notices Eric’s reaction and asks him what’s wrong. Nicole guesses that Eric doesn’t trust Dimitri. Eric tries to keep her calm. Nicole adds that Leo delivered the baby and stayed with her but he’s the one who told Dimitri to take her son to the hospital.

Leo tries to tell Jada this was a misunderstanding but Jada argues that Dimitri physically assaulted her and then they stole her car to flee the scene. Jada orders Leo to put his hands behind his back. Leo asks if they can talk this through but Jada refuses. Jada warns that she’s losing patience. Leo complains that she’s bossy and controlling like his mother. Leo then tries to run away but runs in to Rafe.

Paulina walks through the town square and runs in to Stefan, who asks for a word with her. Paulina asks how she may help him. Stefan responds that she can fire her new district attorney.

Tate argues that Holly wasn’t withholding anything and she apologized. EJ asks if Tate is why Holly is not out checking the location. Tate explains that his uncle told him to wait and let him check it out. Holly then reveals to EJ that Eric is out looking for Nicole as they speak.

Eric says he’s glad Leo stepped up for Nicole and her baby. Nicole admits it was kind and caring but he’s still a fugitive of justice and they are both out there. Nicole cries about letting Dimitri to take her little boy and worries about him using him for leverage. Eric says he’s calling Rafe to let him know as Nicole worries.

Rafe and Jada bring Leo to the police station and handcuff him to the table in the interrogation room. Leo swears that Dimitri would not have gone through with killing Jada because he has a good heart. Jada calls Dimitri a hardened criminal. Leo argues that she just doesn’t know him like he does and he just goes after what he wants. Leo praises Dimitri as a boyfriend. Rafe says they don’t give a damn and just want to know where he is. Jada warns that it’s a very serious situation and that Leo is in serious trouble if he doesn’t cooperate as he will be severely punished. Jada adds that Rafe is giving him a chance and asks if he’s going to tell them where Dimitri is or take the fall for him.

Melinda and Sloan question why Dimitri has EJ and Nicole’s baby. Dimitri explains that he and Leo got in an accident with Nicole. Dimitri adds that she was conscious and they delivered the baby, then he left to get the baby help. Melinda questions why he didn’t go directly to the hospital. Dimitri says he did but he couldn’t risk the cops recognizing him. Sloan questions why he came here instead. Dimitri notes that Leo said Sloan can get people out of sticky situations. Sloan says nothing like this. Sloan notes that Dimitri is on the run from the cops with a baby from one of the most prominent families in the state, so she questions what he thinks she can do for him. Dimitri admits he doesn’t know and that Leo just gave her his address. Dimitri says they need to find a doctor and he and Leo need to get out of town. Melinda tells him they understand which he questions. Melinda states that Dimitri was trying to do the most responsible thing in a very difficult and complicated situation. Melinda tells him to calm down because he’s come to the right place.

Paulina questions why she should fire EJ when she just appointed him district attorney. Stefan complains about EJ prosecuting his wife. Paulina argues that Gabi murdered her ex-husband in cold blood. Stefan argues that Gabi is innocent and that EJ is using the office she gave him to get revenge on him and the woman he loves.

Holly questions why they haven’t heard from someone by now since EJ has been gone long enough to find the location. Tate encourages that Eric probably already found Nicole and that she’s fine. Holly hopes he’s right.

Eric tries calling Rafe but it won’t go through. Nicole tells him there’s no cell service as Dimitri and Leo couldn’t call an ambulance either. Nicole cries about being scared and worries about Dimitri not getting her baby the help he needs. Eric tells Nicole that he’s here now and promises that Nicole and her baby boy will get the help they need. EJ then arrives and questions hearing that he has a son.

Rafe asks if Leo is going to turn Dimitri in or go to prison. Leo complains that they should be the heroes in this saga because they rescued a woman and her innocent newborn baby which he delivered. Rafe and Jada question what he is talking about as Rafe suggests he start talking.

Dimitri questions Melinda saying they will help with the baby. Melinda is sure that she and Sloan can think of a way to do that. Melinda tells him to just give them the baby and they’ll take it from there. Dimitri calls that great news and tells them how much he appreciates it. Dimitri says goodbye to the baby and hands him over to Sloan. Dimitri then rushes out of the apartment before Sloan can stop him. Sloan then asks Melinda for her phone so she can call the police. Melinda tells her to take a breath and figure out what they need to do first. Sloan questions what they are figuring out. Sloan says if they don’t call the police, they at least need to call the hospital because Nicole wasn’t due for weeks, so the baby is premature. Sloan asks which car they should take but Melinda asks her to chill out. Sloan argues that they don’t have time to chill. Sloan talks about the baby being tiny and fragile. Sloan says the baby is their responsibility now and he needs them. Melinda agrees that the baby needs Sloan and tells her that the baby could be the answer to her prayers.

Holly tells Tate that she’s so glad he’s there with her as she doesn’t know if she could get through this without him. Tate assures that he’s always there for her. Tate brings up earlier when they hugged and asks if something was about to happen between them before EJ walked in, like a kiss.

EJ asks if Nicole is alright and says he was so worried. Nicole says she will be. EJ says he’ll make sure that she is and asks about the baby boy. Nicole confirms they have a son. EJ asks where he is and what she’s not telling him. EJ asks for someone to say something and questions what the hell happened out here and where his son is as Nicole starts to cry.

Leo explains to Jada and Rafe that he and Dimitri got in to a car accident with Nicole and there was no cell service to call an ambulance. Rafe realizes that’s why Nicole didn’t get in touch with EJ. Leo adds that Nicole went in to labor and he delivered her baby which is why they should be cutting them some slack. Jada asks where Nicole and her baby are now. Leo responds that last he knew, Nicole was still at the crash site. Rafe questions leaving her and the baby there alone. Leo clarifies that Eric showed up, so he left her with him. Jada asks about the baby. Leo mentions that Nicole was concerned because the baby was premature. Rafe figures Eric will take care of them but Leo says he doesn’t have to because Dimitri took the baby to the hospital before he left, so he believes Dimitri is still there now looking after the baby..

Sloan tells Melinda that she can’t seriously be thinking about her keeping Nicole’s baby. Melinda asks why not. Sloan says she must be joking but realizes Melinda is serious. Melinda calls it a sign that Dimitri showed up with that baby right after her adoption fell through. Melinda points out that if the adoption went as planned, she would be presenting Eric with a baby right now and this baby is Eric’s actual son. Sloan argues that it’s Eric and Nicole’s son, not her son. Melinda points out that they are the only ones who know that. Sloan brings up Dimitri and that he will remember leaving the baby with them. Melinda reminds her that Dimitri is desperate to skip town with Leo. Melinda declares that Dimitri and Leo are leaving Salem for good, so if Sloan decides to keep the baby and raise him with Eric, no one will ever be the wiser..

Paulina asks Stefan how he and Gabi cost EJ his old job. Stefan doesn’t want to get in to the particulars and knows how incredible it all sounds, but insists that EJ is trying to railroad Gabi by denying her bond and having her sent to prison while awaiting trial. Stefan questions what kind of court system Paulina is allowing in this town. Paulina rejects his implication. Stefan apologizes for questioning his leadership but he just wants Gabi to get a fair shake and he sincerely doubts that can happen while EJ is in office. Paulina appreciates what he’s going through and relates but argues that if she intervenes, it could be looked at as the mayor getting involved in a murder investigation to aid her police commissioner’s sister. Stefan asks if she won’t help out Gabi because she’s afraid of how it will make her look politically. Paulina responds that she’s sorry but her hands are tied.

Rafe finishes a phone call and tells Jada that there’s unfortunately no sign of her car yet and they have no way to track it. Jada figures Dimitri probably ditched it and hopes that they have better luck finding Nicole and her baby. Leo assures that Nicole and the baby have to be okay. Rafe says for he and Dimitri’s sake, they better be. Leo calls the baby the cutest human he’s ever seen and asks if he can make his one phone call now. Jada tells him to make it count as she and Rafe exit the room. Leo then calls Dimitri, who says he was so worried and asks where the hell he is. Leo reveals that he got himself arrested.

Tate tells Holly that he could be totally wrong, but he kind of felt like they were going to kiss. Holly asks if he’s seriously thinking about trying to get some while her pregnant mother is missing. Holly complains that she thought he was trying to comfort her as a friend. Tate apologizes and tries to explain. Holly shouts that she heard he was some wannabe player but calls this beyond gross. Tate tells her that she doesn’t understand but Holly tells him to leave now.

EJ questions what the hell they are still doing here if Dimitri took the baby to the hospital. Eric stops EJ and says they can’t move Nicole because she could still have internal injuries. Nicole says she doesn’t give a damn as she needs to get to her baby and she feels fine. EJ thanks Eric for waiting with her but says he can take it from here. EJ tells Eric to go home and look after his wife while he attends to his. EJ then helps Nicole up.

Melinda argues that Sloan wanted to give Eric a son and here he is. Sloan points out the flaw in her plan is that Dimitri told Nicole that he was going to take her son to the hospital, so she’s going to be looking for him with EJ’s help. Melinda asks what if there’s no baby for the DiMeras to find and suggests saying Dimitri took the baby to the ER but it didn’t survive. Melinda goes over how Nicole’s baby was born premature after a horrendous accident and Nicole has a long history of not being able to carry a baby to term, so this could be another in the long list of maternal tragedies for Nicole. Sloan admits she can’t stand Nicole but says she wouldn’t wish that on her worst enemy, so she doesn’t think she could do that even to Nicole. Melinda tells Sloan to stop thinking about Nicole and to think about the baby. Melinda asks if Sloan really wants Eric’s baby to be raised by EJ DiMera, who she calls a monster. Sloan asks how they would pull something like this off. Melinda reminds her of the money they were going to use to fund her private adoption and says she’ll use it to pay off a shady doctor to say Nicole’s baby died while he checks the baby out to make sure he’s okay. Sloan asks if she just happens to have a corrupt doctor on speed dial. Melinda brings up a guy that Sloan defended for insurance fraud that she prosecuted. Melinda says Sloan defended him brilliantly so he got off with a slap on the wrist and even maintained his doctor’s license at the hospital. Melinda thinks he would be thrilled to provide something unorthodox, complete with a death certificate for Nicole’s baby and a couple days later, she’ll show back up with Sloan’s adopted baby. Sloan questions her just coming up with all that. Melinda responds that she does her best thinking under pressure. Melinda declares that she promised Sloan a baby and she doesn’t renege on promises, especially not to one of the only friends she has in the world. Sloan asks if she really thinks they can get away with this. Melinda states that she knows they can and calls it the miracle that Sloan has been waiting for, so she just has to decide if she wants to receive it or not.

Tate repeats to Holly that he’s really sorry and says he hopes her mom is okay as he then exits the DiMera Mansion.

Paulina tells Stefan goodnight but Stefan stops her and says he’s not done talking to her. Paulina warns him to remove his hand from her arm, so he does and apologizes. Stefan says he’s just making sure there’s nothing else he can do to help change her position like a sizable donation to her next campaign. Paulina questions if he’s trying to bribe a public official. Stefan says he’s trying to get her to see reason. Paulina decides that she will act like this conversation never happened. Stefan warns that she’s making a mistake that she might live to regret. Paulina asks if he’s going from bribery to threats and remarks that he really is a DiMera. Stefan responds that so is EJ and unfortunately for her, she just backed the wrong DiMera. Stefan then storms off.

EJ joins Nicole in her hospital room. She asks if he found out anything. EJ says he’s afraid not as he checked the ER and there’s been no sign of Dimitri or their baby. Nicole questions where they can be. EJ promises they will find out where that bastard has taken their baby and he will soon be in her arms. EJ hugs Nicole as she cries.

Dimitri questions Leo getting arrested and says this is very bad. Dimitri adds that the submarine is departing any minute. Leo tells him to save himself which he questions. Leo tells Dimitri that he has to go without him.

Eric goes home. Sloan hugs him and says she’s so glad he’s home. Eric apologizes for being late and says he got tied up. Sloan says it’s okay and asks if he saw his dad. Eric tells her that a lot has happened. Sloan says he can tell her about his day later but she wants to share her amazing news. Sloan informs Eric that she heard back from Melinda and their baby boy was born tonight.

Melinda holds Nicole’s baby with her and says all will be fine because Sloan made the right decision so the baby will be home with his new mom and dad very soon.

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Days Update Monday, November 13, 2023

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Rafe finds Jada in the motel where Leo and Dimitri were and notes that she didn’t say she was hurt. Jada questions what he’s doing there instead of out looking for Dimitri and Leo. Rafe explains that he was a block away when he got her call and he has Harris out scouring the area for her car. Rafe asks if Jada is okay. Jada responds that she’s not because her suspects got away and they need to be stopped.

Leo warns Dimitri that he’s driving too fast as the roads are slick. Dimitri declares that he’s not missing the submarine. Leo argues that they’ll definitely miss it if they get into an accident..

EJ goes home to the DiMera Mansion and calls Nicole, telling her that he just got home and asks where she is. Nicole tells him that she’s driving and on her way to him. Nicole tells EJ that she loves him and she is so happy that she’s having this baby with him.

Leo warns Dimitri that he’s sliding in to the other lane. Dimitri says he can’t control it.

Nicole tells EJ that she’ll be home soon but then gets in a car crash, causing EJ to panic.

Tate goes to the Brady Pub and runs in to Eric, who tells him that Roman is upstairs. Tate mentions hearing about Eric’s wedding and calls it great news. Eric then informs Tate that they are adopting a baby as well, maybe as soon as tonight. Tate asks when he gets to meet the kid. Eric jokes that he has to meet his baby first.

Melinda tells Sloan that she’s so sorry but she lost the baby. Sloan asks if this is a joke and tells Melinda that this is unacceptable. Sloan questions what Melinda means.

Leo and Dimitri check on each other after the car crash and both say they are okay. Dimitri says the other car came out of nowhere. Leo blames Dimitri for driving like a maniac and points out the other car is up against the guardrail. Leo says they can’t just leave because whoever is in the other car is hurt, so they need to check on them and make sure they are okay. Dimitri tries to stop him but Leo gets out of the car, so Dimitri reluctantly follows him. They approach the other car. Leo calls out to them and then sees that it’s Nicole, passed out against the airbag inside.

EJ tries calling Nicole back but it goes to voicemail. EJ asks where she is and what happened as he tells her to call him back. Holly walks in and asks why Nicole would need help. EJ tells her that Nicole is on her way back, but the phone went dead. Holly asks if that’s all. EJ admits that he thought he heard a crash so Holly starts to panic. Holly tries calling but it goes to voicemail. EJ tells Holly that he will find Nicole and call her as soon as he does. Holly questions him leaving and argues that he doesn’t even know where she’s at. EJ promises to find her one way or another. Holly tries to go with him but EJ tells her to stay by the phone just in case and promises to call her. EJ then exits the mansion.

Jada tells Rafe that she can’t believe she’s saying this but she doesn’t think she’d be alive if it wasn’t for Leo Stark as Dimitri had her dead to rights with a gun against her head. Jada tells Rafe that he needs to be out there to finish the search but Rafe says no and that he’s driving her to the hospital. Jada tells Rafe that she’ll find her way there but she can’t weigh him down. Rafe orders her to go to the hospital. Jada claims she’s fine and tries to walk but falls in to Rafe’s arms. Rafe asks if she’s going to start listening to him now.

Melinda knows it’s terribly disappointing but tells Sloan that she can’t reverse this. Sloan questions how she lost the baby. Melinda asks her to just let it go but Sloan refuses, arguing that Melinda said it was a done deal and told her that she and Eric were going to be parents, but now they are not. Sloan demands Melinda explain to her how the hell this happened.

Eric tells Tate that he can barely believe it and that all they know is that it’s a baby boy due any day now, so they are just hoping it’s healthy.

Leo and Dimitri wonder if Nicole is dead. Dimitri says they have to go while Leo argues that Nicole is Dimitri’s uncle’s wife and complains that Dimitri is being heartless and cold. Leo says he doesn’t want to get caught either but they did this and Nicole could be dying because of them. Dimitri asks if he wants to stand there until they get arrested. Nicole then begins regaining consciousness, shocking them as Leo exclaims that she’s alive.

Rafe brings Jada to the hospital and asks how she’s feeling. Jada says her head is fine but her ego took the real blow as she can’t believe they stole her car. Rafe says now they get to add grand theft auto to their list of charges. Jada complains that if she had been driving a department vehicle, they could track their location. Rafe tells her not to beat herself up about it. Rafe assures that they will find them. Jada just wishes she was the one handcuffing them. Rafe wonders where the doctor is as he worries that Jada needs medical attention. Rafe decides he will go find the doctor and adds that they have everyone available looking for Dimitri and Leo, so they will turn up and they will nail them

Leo and Dimitri get Nicole out of the car and check on her. Leo states that she’s hurt. Nicole asks where she is and what happened. Dimitri says he’ll call 911 and leave it to the pros but he can’t get a signal. Leo argues that they can’t just leave her there while she’s suffering. Dimitri argues that they can’t go to jail either. Leo says to figure out how badly Nicole is injured. Dimitri questions Leo suddenly being unselfish now. Dimitri warns that once Dr. Rolf’s submarine leaves, it’s gone and there is no lawyer that could get them out of this.

Melinda tells Sloan that the lawyer is not to blame nor the other family, but the baby’s mother decided to pull the plug. Sloan asks if she wanted to keep the baby. Melinda asks her not to make her do this but Sloan asks her to tell her. Melinda then reveals it’s because of Sloan, at the last minute, the mother wanted to know who would be raising her child. Sloan asks what she found out about her. Melinda responds that she just found out enough.

Eric tells Tate that it was good to see him but he has to get home to Sloan. Eric adds to keep him posted on how things go. Holly then arrives looking upset. Tate asks her what’s going on. Holly responds that she thinks something has happened to her mom.

Nicole complains that it hurts so much. Leo asks what to do and tells Dimitri that they need to get her to the hospital. Dimitri reminds him that it’s not their car and that the cops are looking for it. Leo says they have to do something. Dimitri suggests they go look for cell service so they can call for help back. Leo question wanting to leave Nicole there and says they can’t. Dimitri insists they have to and calls it Nicole’s best chance of survival. Leo complains about abandoning her while she’s writhing in pain. Dimitri says they can’t move her again as she could have internal bleeding. Leo tries asking Nicole where it hurts. Nicole calls them morons for driving her off the road. Leo apologizes and blames Dimitri. Leo says they have been praying that she’s okay. Nicole asks if she looks okay and then begins to worry about her baby. Leo insists that her baby will be fine. Nicole declares that the baby is coming.

Rafe talks on the phone about getting Jada to the hospital and how she was more focused on taking Dimitri and Leo down. Rafe says they’ll send more units as they bound to show up eventually. EJ arrives at the hospital and rushes up to Rafe, telling him that he needs his help because something has happened to Nicole.

Nicole complains about her contractions and asks for help. Leo tells her they are here to help. Dimitri questions how they got in to this. Leo blames his speeding and says now they have to help her. Leo wants to get her to the hospital but Nicole says they won’t make it. Nicole declares that the baby is coming and Leo has to deliver it.

Sloan guesses her reputation cost them the baby. Melinda responds that the mother is a very moral person apparently. Sloan tries to suggests flying to meet her and showing the real her. Melinda promises to find her another baby. Sloan argues that could take years and asks what the hell she’s supposed to tell Eric since he’s out telling his family the good news and buying diapers. Melinda suggests telling Eric that the mother got cold feet and decided to keep the baby. Melinda urges Sloan to trust that she will find her another baby even if it takes awhile. Sloan complains that she doesn’t have a while as she told her already that she doesn’t want Eric to have to wait another day to be a father. Sloan argues that she’s running in to roadblocks while Eric’s baby is out there, waiting to be born. Sloan declares that Eric needs to know. Melinda questions what she is saying. Sloan responds that it’s time to tell Eric the truth about his child.

Holly tells Eric and Tate that EJ said he would go find Nicole but she couldn’t just stay home and not do anything. Holly explains that EJ thought he heard a crash as she was on her way home but there’s five routes she could’ve been on. Tate brings up a phone tracker so Holly decides to check it. Holly finds Nicole’s location and shows Eric.

Leo tries to help Nicole through labor. Nicole worries that EJ needs to be there and that someone needs to catch the baby. Leo points out that he’s holding her hand while Dimitri isn’t doing anything. Dimitri complains that Leo is the one who insists on being there in the first place. Nicole says she needs to push. Leo tries to tell himself not to faint. Leo declares that he will pretend to be a doctor. Nicole repeats that the baby is coming as Leo encourages her. Dimitri joins Leo’s side as Nicole begins pushing the baby out.

Rafe tells EJ that he took some units off another operation to keep their eyes out for Nicole. EJ questions that being it. Rafe responds that there isn’t much they can do. EJ argues that she was in an accident and could be injured or worse. Rafe tells EJ that he has two fugitives on the loose who are armed and dangerous with a detective in the hospital. Rafe assures that he is worried about Nicole too. EJ complains about Rafe’s attitude. Rafe says he’ll call him if he hears something and walks away.

Melinda tells Sloan that she’s not being rational and that she cannot tell Eric the truth about Nicole’s baby. Sloan responds that she has to because she’s stuck. Melinda calls it a little setback. Sloan argues that a woman she’s never met before found out so much crap about her that she wouldn’t let her have the baby, so she’s radioactive. Sloan talks about trying to keep up ever since Nicole got pregnant and goes over everything she did. Melinda encourages that Sloan is so close to the finish line. Sloan remarks that she can’t keep making things worse with yet another lie. Melinda tries to calm her down but Sloan declares that she’s done. Sloan states that Eric wants to be a father more than anything in the world and that’s already happening any day now, so he needs to know it. Melinda warns Sloan to think about what happens next because Eric will walk out on her and she will be alone.

Holly sees that the last time Nicole’s location was updated was 45 minutes ago and begins to panic. Eric says he’s heading out. Holly wants to go with but Eric tells her to stay in case someone calls. Tate decides to stay as well. Holly hugs Eric as he promises to find her mom. Eric then rushes out of the Pub.

Nicole gives birth to a baby boy as Leo and Dimitri watch over in happiness. Nicole calls her baby a little miracle. Dimitri still can’t believe they just did that. Leo calls it the first time in his life that he felt important, like he had a purpose in bringing the baby in to the world. Dimitri says they certainly did their part, especially Leo. Dimitri says now they just have to pray that Dr. Rolf hasn’t left without them. Nicole says she needs them to get them to the hospital. Leo says it’s too risky and they don’t know how bad her injuries are so they don’t want to move her again. Nicole says they have to. Leo agrees that the baby needs to see a doctor and be checked out. Leo decides he will wait with Nicole until an ambulance comes and tells Dimitri to take the baby to the hospital. Dimitri argues that they cannot split up but Leo says it’s the only way. Leo tells Dimitri that he’ll meet him in the park behind the hospital after the ambulance arrives. Leo talks about the karma they are building by helping Nicole and the baby so the world will owe them. Dimitri calls him crazy and kisses him, but agrees to do it. Leo praises Nicole and says he has new found respect for her but he knows that she knows he’s right that the baby needs to be checked out. Nicole responds that she can’t let her baby go. Leo gives his word that he’ll be back in her arms before she knows it. Leo points out that they’ve come this far together and he wants her baby to be okay. Leo says he has feelings after helping her give birth. Leo promises Nicole that it’s going to be okay, so Nicole hands over her baby to Leo. Leo advises Dimitri to drive so carefully as he hands the baby to him. Dimitri then takest he baby to the car while Leo encourages Nicole that it’s going to be okay and he’s going to take care of her.

Rafe goes back to check on Jada after she saw the doctor. Rafe says he told her it wasn’t something minor. Jada complains about a CT scan and having to stay overnight for observation. Rafe says he’s in favor of that and that he’s going to ask the doctor if she needs anything special. Jada wants to be released but Rafe says she is stuck here as he exits the room.

EJ talks on the phone, questioning there being no reports of an accident. EJ notes that no accident victims have been brought in to the hospital in the last hour, so he tells them to get out and do their job. Rafe comes back by so EJ tells him to put more resources on the ground and do something. Rafe calls EJ an entitled bastard and says he was just with a wounded detective, who was held with a gun to her head, so he’s focused on the son of a bitch that did this. Dimitri arrives at the hospital with the baby and sees them as Rafe tells EJ that when he finds them, they’re going to wish they were never born. Dimitri then runs in the opposite direction with the baby. EJ argues that Rafe just doesn’t want to help him or Nicole and only cares about saving his sister from a murder charge. Rafe says he’ll let that pass because EJ is obviously very upset about Nicole, but warns that if he says it again, he’ll have to prosecute him for assault charges. EJ declares that he will find Nicole himself and storms off. Rafe then gets a phone call.

Sloan tells Melinda that telling Eric the truth doesn’t mean she’ll lose him and clarify that she won’t tell the whole truth as she believes she can sell the DNA test results as a mix up at the lab. Melinda calls that delusional. Sloan argues that Nicole is married now, so things are different, and Eric would actually get to know his child. Sloan adds that Eric could be entitled to partial custody while she could help Eric raise his child. Melinda questions if that’s her fantasy. Sloan says she at least wouldn’t have to live with the guilt. Melinda tells Sloan to let go of the guilt and not settle. Melinda warns that Sloan will either be screwing up her life or she can stick to it and have it all without risking everything. Melinda asks what’s it going to be.

Eric finds Nicole and Leo and asks if Nicole is alright. Leo says he thinks so. Eric questions why Nicole was off the road since there’s no other car and asks if she lost control. Leo responds that he’s going to let Nicole fill him in on all that and claims he’s late for a date as he then runs away. Eric says he will call an ambulance. Nicole tells him that something else happened other than the accident. Nicole then reveals that she had the baby.

Tate and Holly go to the DiMera Mansion. Holly hoped Nicole would be home by now. Tate encourages her to stay positive. Holly worries that Nicole could be anywhere as Tate hugs her.

Rafe goes back to Jada’s hospital room but finds she has gone and wonders she went.

Leo walks through the park looking to meet Dimitri but instead Jada finds Leo.

Eric asks Nicole if the accident brought on the labor and she had the baby right there which she confirms. Eric asks where the baby is.

Sloan tells Melinda that she doesn’t understand that she won’t be able to live with herself if she doesn’t do this. Sloan declares that Eric has a baby about to be born and she loves him too much to keep that from him, since she can never give him one. Melinda comments on Sloan making up her mind. Sloan declares that she has to do it now so she’s going to find Eric to tell him the truth. Sloan then opens the door to leave right as Dimitri arrives, with Nicole’s baby in his arms.

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Dimitri and Leo pack their bags until Dimitri gets a text that their sub is waiting. Leo and Dimitri then go to leave their motel right as Jada arrives at the door. Jada thanks them for opening the door and then informs them that they are under arrest.

EJ runs in to Chad in the town square. Chad comments that he’s surprised to see him out and about on his first day as Salem’s new district attorney. EJ responds that he actually had a very satisfying first day since he just finished shipping Gabi off to prison which is what she deserves for her role in ousting him from DiMera. Chad jokes that he thought it was for killing Li Shin. EJ says that too. EJ adds that even if it doesn’t get him his CEO position back, it was exceedingly gratifying to separate Stefan and Gabi. EJ then asks Chad how things are going between he and Stephanie.

Stephanie sits at home, talking on the phone with Kayla about how stunned she was that Everett showed up in Salem. Stephanie says that she’s glad he recovered but she made it clear that she’s with Chad now and she has no trouble setting boundaries. Everett then shows up at her door and greets her by saying “Morning, Gorgeous.”

At the Brady Pub, Roman gives Nicole two orders of clam chowder to go. Nicole thanks him as Roman questions when EJ became a fan of Brady home cooking. Nicole clarifies that it’s for her and she’s eating for two. Roman says in that case, it’s on the house and calls it his wedding gift. Roman then calls it quite a coincidence that Nicole and Eric both got married on the same day. Nicole is shocked to learn that Eric got married too.

Eric and Sloan kiss at home. Sloan tells Eric that she can’t believe she’s officially Mrs. Eric Brady. Eric says he’s the lucky one as they continue kissing. Eric notes that the pizza will be there any minute. There’s a knock on the door and Melinda says she intercepted the delivery so she could also deliver an important message. Melinda congratulates them and announces they are having a baby. Eric and Sloan are thrilled as Sloan calls it the best news. Eric says they have so many questions. Sloan asks if they know if it’s a boy or a girl. Melinda surprises them with a gender reveal package and announces it’s a boy. Eric and Sloan thank Melinda. Eric kisses Sloan and says he can’t believe it as she’s going to be a mom and he’s finally going to be a father.

Roman apologizes to Nicole as he thought she knew that Eric and Sloan tied the knot. Nicole says she knew that they were planning to. Nicole recalls having a lovely conversation with Eric and telling him that she was getting married to EJ that day but Eric didn’t say anything about marrying Sloan. Nicole finds it kind of weird for Eric not to tell her. Roman says from what he understands, it was a spontaneous decision. Nicole asks if Roman is telling her that Eric rushed out to marry Sloan after she told him that she was marrying EJ.

Chad tells EJ that things with Stephanie are okay and that Stephanie is sorry for missing EJ and Nicole’s wedding. EJ assumes that their problems have been resolved then and asks about Chad’s difficulty moving on from Abigail. Chad admits they are actually not resolved which EJ says he’s sorry to hear. Chad adds that there’s now a new problem as a guy from Stephanie’s past showed up, who is someone that she was deeply involved with in a serious relationship. EJ asks Chad if he thinks this other guy has the potential of getting in between them. Chad wishes he could say no but with his issues around his devotion to Abigail, he unfortunately does think it’s possible.

Stephanie hangs up and asks Everett what he’s doing there. Everett explains that he came to bring her daily dose of pumpkin spice latte. Stephanie calls that nice of him but says he can’t just show up at her and Chad’s door unannounced. Everett says he gets that and admits he also had a question that is business related. Everett feels like he just walked in to a barrel of snakes and he really needs her help.

Leo complains that this is just like his nightmare. Dimitri questions how Jada found them. Jada reveals that someone saw them buying snacks at the convenience store. Jada orders them both to get on the ground now. Dimitri asks what if they don’t?

Chad explains to EJ that Everett is from Seattle and he and Stephanie were dating seriously for awhile until he got hit by a car and was in a coma. EJ assumes he fully recovered from his injuries and just showed up in Salem. Chad confirms that is the case and that Everett was hoping to pick up where he and Stephanie left off.

Everett tells Stephanie that he doesn’t mean to burden her but he doesn’t have anyone else to vent to. Everett worries that he bit off more than he can chew with this editor-in-chief job because the Spectator seems to be in huge trouble. Everett talks about how he has people banging on his door and department managers threatening to quit like it’s a sinking ship. Stephanie admits she heard rumors but she didn’t realize it was that bad. Everett calls it a shame because he heard that the Spectator was a Salem institution under Jack and Jennifer but he understands that recent events have given that reputation a black eye. Stephanie explains that the paper was stolen by Gwen and is now being run by Xander Cook, a known criminal. Everett wishes he knew that before taking the gig. Stephanie agrees that it sounds like a mess. Everett adds that he just found out that the paper’s star gossip columnist is on the run with a would-be murderer.

Dimitri suggests he and Leo both charge Jada. Jada pulls her gun and warns them to try. Leo says he doesn’t want to be shot while Dimitri argues that he’s not going back to prison. Jada says he has no choice and says she has backup on the way after they got away on Halloween. Leo talks about how clever they were dressed as ghosts. Dimitri mocks Jada as being amateur then. Jada warns him to stop talking because she’s bringing them both in, dead or alive.

Roman tells Nicole that he thought Eric’s wedding was a little too fast too, but guesses there’s no reason to wait if you know who you want to be with. Roman adds that Nicole and EJ didn’t exactly have a long engagement either. Nicole points out that she and EJ have also been married twice. Roman says regardless, he’s just glad that Nicole and Eric are friendly with each other. Roman talks about Nicole needing to be stress free for the baby. Nicole says it will be a challenge since the baby is coming in a few weeks. Nicole adds that another thing that she and EJ have in common with Sloan and Eric is that they are going to have a baby too, assuming the adoption process going smoothly.

Eric tells Sloan that they’ve got to make calls and they have to get a stroller, a crib, and a car seat. Eric adds that he has to baby proof the whole place. Sloan says they have to pick a name too. Eric says he’s going shopping for a baby boy. Eric asks if Sloan wants to come too but she doesn’t want to leave Melinda. Eric tells Sloan and Melinda to share the pizza and he will be back soon. Eric hugs Melinda and thanks her for making this happen as he then excitedly exits. Sloan then notices Melinda’s expression and asks what’s wrong. Melinda admits there is something she didn’t want to say in front of Eric. Sloan asks if there’s a problem with their baby or complications with the pregnancy. Melinda says it’s nothing like that but there are other complications as the baby was promised to someone else since another family had a contract. Melinda points out that there is always a way to break a contract. Sloan questions what Melinda has done now. Melinda responds that she hasn’t done it yet because she was waiting for her approval, but she will have to pay off the other family’s lawyer. Sloan worries about the family finding them and fighting for custody, noting that Eric will never be okay with this. Melinda argues that Eric never has to know as it’s not like Sloan doesn’t have other secrets from her husband.

Nicole exits the Pub and runs in to Eric. Nicole calls it a coincidence as she was just talking about him. Nicole notices Eric is carrying a box for a wooden baby gym. Eric then informs her that a baby boy was found for he and Sloan to adopt, so he’ll be coming home soon.

Everett tells Stephanie that it’s obvious that the Spectator has a massive PR problem and that’s why he’s here, because he knows she is just the woman to fix it. Stephanie says she’s flattered but as much as she would love to help, her plate is already full. Everett admits he’s desperate and doesn’t know what to do if the paper goes belly up. Everett says it’s not her problem but he has to start paying his medical bills from the accident. Stephanie then agrees to take the job, as long as he promises to be respectful of their relationship and respect her boundaries. Everett agrees to do that and says he respects that she’s in a relationship now. Everett hopes that things are going better with her and Chad as he asks if they have worked out their problems.

EJ asks Chad if Everett is still interested in Stephanie. Chad says it’s obvious by the way he was looking at her and that he introduced himself initially as her boyfriend. Chad thinks Everett was trying to push him aside and stake his claim. EJ asks how Stephanie reacted. Chad says that she was quiet so he has no idea what she was thinking, but when he first saw them in the park, they were hugging and she forgot to tell him about Everett stopping by the apartment the night before. EJ guesses that isn’t like her which Chad confirms. Chad worries that Stephanie is stepping back from their relationship. Chad says he doesn’t know what to think and jokes that he doesn’t want EJ’s advice after things blew up in his face with Alex. EJ informs Chad that he was thinking he should try a maybe less direct approach. EJ points out that Chad said Everett is using his job as a reason to hang around and asks what if the Spectator came under new ownership and Everett was relieved of his position. Chad asks if EJ is saying that he should buy the Spectator.

Jada orders Leo and Dimitri to put their hands where she can see them and pulls out handcuffs. Jada demands Leo handcuff Dimitri. Leo questions why he should help her. Jada reminds him that he doesn’t want to get shot. Dimitri then charges Jada and her gun goes off.

Melinda assures Sloan that the attorney is going to convince the other family that the adoption fell through. Melinda adds that they won’t have details so they’ll both have plausible deniability. Melinda says they will have to compensate the lawyer. Sloan says she’d pay anything to have a baby but she doesn’t feel great about taking a baby that’s supposed to go to someone. Melinda notes that she told the lawyer that she had to run everything by Sloan first, but he also said they have to work quickly and that he’s waiting for her call. Melinda adds that if Sloan wants, she will tell him that she doesn’t want to do it but warns that she and Eric might have to wait a very long time for another chance at being loving parents of a beautiful baby boy.

Nicole can’t believe Melinda found Eric and Sloan a baby so fast as she heard adoption can be very complicated and sometimes take years. Eric says they feel very fortunate and asks how Nicole is feeling. Nicole responds that she’d say she feels fortunate but that doesn’t even cover it after all the disappointments and heartbreaks she’s been through. Nicole says with her baby due in just a couple weeks, she feels like it’s a miracle. Eric asks if she knows if she’s having a boy or girl. Nicole tells him that they wanted to be surprised. Nicole adds that Eric and Sloan getting married right after she told him about her and EJ was also a surprise. Eric admits that running off to get married was a reaction to hearing about Nicole and EJ.

EJ tells Chad that it’s an open secret that the Spectator is in trouble as Xander is more concerned with his custody battle and he’s also low on funds after being cut out of Victor’s will. EJ thinks Chad should make a generous and anonymous offer and that Xander would jump at it, then Chad could fire Everett, forcing him to seek work elsewhere while Stephanie wouldn’t know.

Stephanie tells Everett that she and Chad have issues like all couples but that is her personal life and if they do this, it’s strictly business. Everett says he gets it and how he feels about her hasn’t changed, but he will respect her boundaries. Stephanie tells him that her relationship with Chad will be off limits for discussion. Everett apologizes for asking if they worked things out as that was out of line. Everett decides her problems are not his business and suggests they start fixing his problems. Stephanie suggests they start by talking about Leo Stark.

Dimitri steals Jada’s gun and says he doesn’t believe Jada has backup coming or else, they’d already be there. Jada warns that someone will have heard the gun go off. Leo worries that they need to get out of there. Dimitri tells Jada that she made a horrible mistake as now they are going to take her hostage. Dimitri demands Jada’s car keys which she turns over to Leo. Leo asks Dimitri if they even have room to take her with them. Dimitri admits there’s not but they can’t just leave her since she knows they are getting away. Dimitri guesses they only have one choice and declares they are going to have to kill her. Jada says he doesn’t need to do this. Dimitri orders her to turn around with her hands on her head. Leo tells Dimitri that he agrees with Jada but Dimitri insists there’s no other option. Leo reminds Dimitri that he’s not a killer anymore and that he loves him. Leo warns Dimitri that if he does this and gets caught, they will take his life and he’ll have no reason to live. Dimitri then hits Jada in the back of the head with the gun, knocking her out. Dimitri tells Leo to grab his bags and they run out of the room.

Everett tells Stephanie that he thinks the biggest problem is Leo and that they should put out a statement, distancing themselves from a crazy criminal. Stephanie says that’s why he needs her, because that’s exactly what he should not do.

Chad tells EJ that buying the Spectator is an interesting idea. EJ calls it a bold choice that he should consider. Chad wonders if maybe he’s overreacting. Chad assures that he trusts Stephanie as she’s never had a problem setting boundaries. Chad adds that maybe Everett will respect their relationship and stay away from her so that he doesn’t piss her off. Chad tells EJ that he has to go and walks away. EJ questions Chad trusting that boundaries will be respected after Everett blurted out that he was Stephanie’s boyfriend and calls that a serious case of wishful thinking.

Nicole questions EJ rushing in to marrying Sloan as a reaction to her marrying EJ. Eric admits that he did because it was a little tough for him to hear that Nicole was about to become EJ’s wife, so he thought it was time for him to do something bold and get married. Eric tells Nicole that they’ve pretended not to have feelings for each other for a long time, but they always will. Nicole admits that he’s right. Nicole congratulates Eric on his marriage and his new baby. Eric congratulates Nicole on her marriage to EJ and says he really does look forward to meeting her baby. Eric then heads in to the Pub while Nicole walks away.

Sloan tells Melinda that she doesn’t want to wait, she wants the baby as she doesn’t want Eric to have to wait another day to be a father. Melinda encourages that she made the right choice and when she sees Eric holding their son, the guilt she feels will disappear. Sloan hopes she’s right. Melinda points out that Sloan has kept Eric from knowing that Nicole is carrying his child and now she’s just making up for it. Sloan agrees and instructs Melinda to call the lawyer as they will do anything they can to make the baby boy their own.

Roman greets Eric at the Pub. Eric shows Roman the box for his wooden baby gym and informs him that they found a baby to adopt which means they will bringing home his new grandson any day now. Roman hugs him and congratulates him.

Sloan tells Melinda that she can’t wait to meet her son. Melinda assures that it will be wonderful. Melinda then calls the lawyer but is surprised by what she’s told. Melinda questions it being final, then says she understands and that there’s no reason for them to talk again as she hangs up. Sloan asks what happened. Melinda responds that she’s so sorry but she’s afraid she’s lost the baby.

Dimitri and Leo go driving. Leo gets a text from Dr. Rolf that the submarine is leaving soon, with or without them. Dimitri assures that he will get them there in time.

Stephanie and Everett go over the numbers for Leo’s gossip column in the Spectator and how people see Leo as a folk hero rather than a criminal. Everett feels editorials is out of his wheelhouse as he’s a newspaper man. Stephanie points out that he’s also a businessman now and to stay in business, he will have to keep people reading. Stephanie talks about his online readers driving his ad revenue, so he will have to give them what they want. Everett points out that Leo really is a criminal. Stephanie says he can’t think of it that way and that he’ll need to put out a statement backing Leo the way his fans see him, as someone sympathetic who would do anything for love. Everett says he gets that and can relate to that. Chad then comes home. Stephanie greets him. Everett says he was just leaving. Stephanie explains that Everett was just over because SJPR is going to do some PR work for the Spectator. Everett tells Stephanie that he’s so grateful for her help and he’ll see her tomorrow as he then exits.

Jada regains consciousness in the motel and grabs her phone to call Rafe. Jada says she needs his help as she found Dimitri and Leo but they got the drop on her and she thinks they took her car.

Leo warns Dimitri that he’s driving too fast as the roads are slick. Dimitri declares that he’s not missing the submarine. Leo argues that they’ll definitely miss it if they get into an accident..

EJ goes home to the DiMera Mansion and calls Nicole, telling her that he just got home and asks where she is. Nicole tells him that she’s driving and on her way to him. Nicole tells EJ that she loves him and she is so happy that she’s having this baby with him.

Leo warns Dimitri that he’s sliding in to the other lane. Dimitri says he can’t control it.

Nicole tells EJ that she’ll be home soon but then gets in a car crash, causing EJ to panic.

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Leo and Dimitri have coffee in their motel room. They joke about the photos they took in a photo booth in the town square on Halloween while they were dressed as ghosts. Leo says the photos will always remind them of what they did for love. Dimitri shows Leo the paper and says it turns out Gabi spent the night in jail after being arrested for murdering Li Shin.

Tripp sits at home, reading the article on Gabi’s arrest. Wendy comes in, so Tripp asks how she’s feeling. Wendy mentions not going in to work. Tripp guesses it must be complicated with her boss being Gabi’s brother.

At the police station, Jada informs Rafe that someone said they saw Leo and Dimitri but they don’t believe it. Rafe asks about the forensics reports on the knife. Jada confirms that Gabi’s prints were found on it as expected but those were not the only ones found.

Stefan joins Gabi in the interrogation room and encourages that she’s innocent and Belle is the best attorney, so there’s no way that she will let her get convicted. Gabi knows Belle is doing the best she can, but she doesn’t think that’s going to be enough with EJ as the district attorney. Gabi says when EJ came in, she knew she was screwed.

EJ sits at home with his tablet and reads the article on Gabi’s arrest then swipes over to another article title “Newly Appointed D.A. Out For Blood”. EJ remarks that Gabi should’ve thought twice before crossing him. Belle arrives and tells EJ that she’s come to talk to the new D.A. EJ asks how she’s holding up since he’s heard Shawn left Salem and he knows how upsetting that must be for her. Belle says she’s fine and that she actually came to talk business as she reveals she will be representing Gabi.

Stefan tells Gabi not to be thinking about EJ right now. Gabi asks how she can not since if EJ wants to extract revenge, he has a sure way of getting it. Stefan argues that EJ is bound by the law’s limits, so to convict Gabi, he will need proof beyond doubt and since Gabi didn’t kill Li, there’s no proof that she did. Stefan assures Gabi that Rafe and the police will find who really killed Li.

Rafe asks Jada about someone else’s prints being on the knife. Jada confirms the report showed someone’s hands larger than Gabi’s but then realizes it was just Li’s prints. Jada recalls Wendy’s statement saying she saw Li with the knife earlier that night while cooking dinner, so they didn’t find any other prints. Rafe worries that it’s not looking good for Gabi.

Leo reads the article and talks about how juicy the Gabi story is. Leo talks about how this could’ve been in his gossip column, but he’s forced to watch from the sidelines. Dimitri blames himself for them being in this mess and he’s so sorry for that. Leo talks about how now Gabi is facing years in prison. Dimitri points out that they are fugitives. Leo continues reading that Gabi led Li to believe she had been kidnapped with the help of Dr. Rolf, which gives them an idea. Leo declares that Dr. Rolf is in Salem so they are saved. Dimitri is not sure it’s a one way ticket out since Dr. Rolf is a wanted man so he believes he’d already be gone. Leo admits he’s probably right. Dr. Rolf then knocks on their door, surprising them.

Gabi asks Stefan about Melinda Trask but Stefan doesn’t think she’d be a suspect. Rafe enters so Gabi and Stefan ask if there is any news or other suspects. Rafe informs them that they just got the forensics report back on the knife, but so far nothing has cleared Gabi. Gabi talks about how she was supposed to visit Arianna. Stefan talks about still having a lot to go through. Rafe assures they are still trying to figure out exactly what happened but unfortunately there is still no strong suspect for the murder of Li.

EJ tells Belle that he did hear Gabi has retained her, but feels this case is open and shut as Gabi is obviously guilty. Belle says she won’t take his word for it. EJ insists that he’s just trying to save her from investing in a total waste of time because of the mountains of evidence stacked against Gabi. EJ believes no jury would vote not guilty and regardless of evidence, he will prosecute any defendant to the fullest extent of the law. Belle says she’s not here to discuss his professional duties. EJ asks why she came and then jokingly asks if she brought a wedding present. Belle say she’s here to discuss his grudge against Gabi.

Wendy tells Tripp that Rafe is a good man, but he does love his sister so he’s going to do everything he can to clear her even though she looks mighty guilty. Wendy recalls seeing Gabi standing over Li’s body with the knife in her hand. Tripp is sorry she had to see that. Wendy talks about hoping Li would make it at the hospital. Wendy remembers that she hasn’t told her father and still needs to call him, but it’s the middle of the night in Hong Kong so maybe she should wait. Tripp knows it’s the last thing she wants to do, but it’s only a matter of time before it’s all over the news and social media so she doesn’t want him to find out that way. Wendy asks how to tell him. Tripp says she doesn’t have to do it alone as he’s there. Wendy then calls her father and says she has something important to tell him. Wendy says it’s not about her new job, but about Li. Wendy yells at him to just listen to her. Wendy apologizes and cries that she’s feeling a bit overwhelmed. Wendy then hands the phone to Tripp. Tripp informs Wei Shin that he hates to be the bearer of awful news, but his son Li has died.

Stefan tells Gabi that just because there was no evidence found on the murder weapon doesn’t mean there’s no evidence out there as the killer had to leave something behind. Rafe assures that they are working on it. Gabi worries that the evidence won’t matter as long as EJ is prosecuting her because he will do everything he can to punish her for what they did to him. Stefan says that’s why they cannot give up and that Belle seems to believe they can use EJ’s vendetta against him and make a case for a conflict of interest to have the charges dropped and the case dismissed. Stefan says that’s why Belle didn’t come with him, because she’s talking to EJ now.

EJ questions Belle thinking he’s prosecuting Gabi out of a personal grudge. Belle mentions talking to Stefan and Gabi and finding out that they have all of the DiMera shares, so she thinks EJ is using his new position to extract revenge which makes a mockery of their judicial system and pisses her off. EJ tells her that Paulina offered him the position long before he knew that Gabi was arrested. EJ asks how Belle explains the compelling evidence against Gabi which Belle questions. EJ goes over Wendy seeing Gabi standing over Li with the bloody knife while Wendy and Tripp both heard Gabi and Stefan talking about getting rid of it. Belle asks if that’s it. EJ thinks that’s quite enough. Belle says it would be if it wasn’t completely circumstantial and totally refutable because Gabi told her that Li had already been stabbed when she found him and that she took the knife out of him in an effort to save his life. EJ laughs at that and says maybe next time Gabi casually walks in on a murder victim, she should call the police right away because that was a mistake. Belle calls it hardly a smoking gun. Belle knows that EJ is no idiot and that they both know he doesn’t have enough evidence for a murder conviction. Belle warns EJ about being completely embarrassed in his first case and suggests he just drop the charges.

Dimitri and Leo are excited to see Dr. Rolf, who says he got word that they were trying to track him down. Dimitri assumes he’s not sticking around Salem for long, so he’d like him to take them with him when he leaves, assuring that Megan will take care of the accommodations. Dr. Rolf brings up that Megan was very disappointed that Dimitri lost his inheritance as she had comforted herself with the fact that she’d be set up for life since she was counting on Dimitri to claim the fortune, only for him to bungle the entire operation by falling in love. Dimitri asks if that means Dr. Rolf won’t be helping them. Dr. Rolf repeats that Megan was not too happy when Dimitri lost his claim to the fortune, but despite her disappointment, he is her son, so she is willing to help. Leo expresses his relief. Dimitri is glad to know he can always count on his mother. Dr. Rolf responds that Megan would do anything for her family and Dimitri is family to her. Dimitri adds that Leo is family to him, but Dr. Rolf says not to Megan. Leo questions what he’s trying to say. Dr. Rolf reveals that Megan would be happy to help Dimitri but only if he does not bring Leo.

Belle joins Stefan and Gabi in the interrogation room. Belle says Rafe just filled her in and tells Gabi that she’s so sorry as she wished for better news. Gabi asks what happened with EJ. Stefan asks if she had any success talking sense in to EJ. Belle says she tried but he refused to drop the charges. Gabi is not surprised since EJ has her where he wants her. Stefan calls it a setback. Stefan says they are going to go to her arraignment, pay her bail, so she can come home and spend the night in their bed with him. Belle responds that it might not be possible since EJ made it clear that he’s going to ask the judge to deny her bail. Gabi asks why he would do that. Belle thinks that EJ will make the case that she’s a flight risk since the family owns the DiMera Jet. Belle states that EJ is on a mission and has every intention of throwing the book at her.

Tripp tells Wei Shin that Wendy will be in touch and that he’s so sorry for his loss as he then hangs up. Wendy thanks Tripp and says it just hurts and she couldn’t say it. Tripp tells her that her father knows now and that’s all that matters. Wendy asks how he took it. Tripp says he seemed pretty stoic. Wendy says that’s her father, never showing his feelings, not even if his son has died. Tripp isn’t sure he was feeling anything as he sounded more like he was in shock and couldn’t believe what happened. Wendy relates to that feeling. Tripp hugs her as she cries.

Dimitri tells Dr. Rolf that he will have to find another seat because he and Leo are a package deal. Dr. Rolf says he’s sorry but Megan was clear in her instructions to only bring Dimitri so she’d be very displeased at the sight of Leo. Dimitri says he’ll deal with his mother and instructs Dr. Rolf to make sure the submarine is ready and waiting. Dr. Rolf then exits. Leo tells Dimitri that may have been the most romantic thing he’s ever seen. Dimitri says Leo is leaving Salem behind for him, so it’s the least he could do. Dimitri asks if Leo is sure he wants to do this because it’s not just leaving Salem behind, but leaving his whole life forever. Leo acknowledges that there will be things he will miss but declares that his future is with Dimitri, where ever that may be as they kiss.

Jada goes to Wendy and Tripp’s apartment. Jada says she’s sorry to bother Wendy as she knows she’s been through a lot but she had a few questions and points to clarify. Jada brings up when Wendy came home from work, Li was holding the knife. Wendy confirms he was making dinner. Jada asks what kind of mood he was in. Wendy admits that Li was really upset about Gabi tricking him out of his DiMera shares. Jada questions if he was emotionally unstable. Wendy thinks that’s appropriate given the circumstances. Jada says she’s trying to get an idea of his state of mind. Wendy questions if Jada is suggesting that Li killed himself to frame Gabi. Jada says she just wants a clear picture of the facts. Wendy argues that she’s just trying to clear Gabi and asks if this has something to do with the fact that Jada is seeing Gabi’s brother. Jada promises that she wants to find Li’s killer and bring them to justice, whoever it is. Jada then gets a phone call and says she’ll head there now.

Gabi, Stefan, and Belle return to the police station from court as Gabi complains about the judge accepting EJ’s request to deny bail. Belle says they can try another judge while Stefan adds that they will file an appeal and fight this with everything they have. EJ walks in and jokes that he never gets tired of the country’s glorious legal system. Stefan grabs EJ by the throat and argues that Gabi didn’t do this and he knows it. EJ laughs it off and says Stefan isn’t as enamored with the legal system as he is. EJ remarks that he told Stefan that he would make them pay. Rafe arrives and gets in between them to separate them. EJ thanks Rafe and then mockingly wishes Gabi luck in prison as he exits.

Tripp makes herbal tea for Wendy. Wendy admits it probably wasn’t the best idea to go off on one of her new bosses and worries that she could end up with the shortest career in the Salem police department history. Tripp then gets an alert that Gabi has been denied bail which pleases Wendy.

Rafe tells Gabi that she is going to be transferred to prison and he doesn’t know how long she will be there until the trial. Rafe promises to find out who did this and that Gabi won’t be punished for a crime that she did not commit. Gabi thanks him and says Salem is lucky to have a man as honorable as him as commissioner. Rafe states that he’s doing his job but he’s doing it as her brother. Rafe hugs Gabi and encourages that she’ll be out of there before she knows it. Rafe then exits.

Belle finds EJ in the park and says she just wanted to let him know that she’s going to appeal the judge’s decision. EJ says he wouldn’t expect anything less. Belle hopes that EJ is proud of himself for doing irreparable damage to his relationship with his brother which EJ mocks. EJ reminds Belle that Stefan attacked him. Belle says she’s not talking about what happened at the station but what EJ just did in the court room. EJ asks if she means making sure an alleged murder isn’t walking the streets of Salem. Belle argues that he can hide behind his new title, but they know he’s using it to weaponize against Stefan and Gabi. Belle warns EJ that he can bask in the moment but it won’t last because he knows Stefan will retaliate. Belle declares that EJ may have just won the battle but the war has just begun as she walks away.

Gabi calls Arianna from the police station, insisting that she is innocent and Belle is going to prove that. Gabi cries that as soon as she’s free, she’s going to come see her. Gabi says she loves her and misses her and to say hi to Will and Sonny as she then hangs up. Stefan comes over and informs Gabi that transport is waiting for her outside. Stefan adds that Rafe is going with her but he wanted to give them a moment alone. Stefan asks if Gabi talked to Arianna. Gabi confirms that she told her everything and she’s being very brave. Gabi cries that she doesn’t feel very brave right now. Stefan encourages her not to focus on that but that she’s innocent and this will be over soon. Stefan calls Gabi the strongest, bravest, fiercest, and most bad ass woman he knows so prison has nothing on her. Gabi cries about getting Stefan back after he was dead for four years so she can handle this little vacation. Stefan insists that she’ll be back home before she knows it and this is just a little detour. Stefan kisses Gabi goodbye and tells her that he loves her. Gabi says she loves him and tells him to never forget that. A cop then escorts Gabi out of the police station.

Dimitri and Leo pack their bags. Dimitri jokes about all the conditioner Leo is bringing. Dimitri gets a text that their sub is waiting. Leo and Dimitri then go to leave right as Jada arrives at the door.

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Days Update Wednesday, November 8, 2023

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Steve and Kayla eat at the Brady Pub. Roman brings over a to-go box for Maggie which Kayla says will brighten her day. Roman comments that he’s glad he could brighten someone’s day since he just had to break the news to Will and Arianna. Kayla asks what news is that. Roman questions if they haven’t heard and then reveals that Gabi was arrested, surprising Kayla and Steve. Roman thought Tripp would’ve told them for sure. Steve informs him that the unplugged last night and asks what the hell Gabi did this time. Roman turns over his tablet, showing the article that says “Gabriella DiMera Arrested in Ex-Husband’s Stabbing Death”, and calls it murder one.

Eric goes to see Brady, who says he wasn’t expecting him the day after his wedding. Eric responds that Sloan is sleeping in and he told Brady that he’d be there for their parents’ anniversary gift but the question is where are they?

John joins Marlena in bed with body cream and massage lotion. John wishes Marlena a Happy Anniversary as they kiss.

Sarah joins Maggie in the living room of the Kiriakis Mansion and hugs her. Sarah knows it has to be a tough day as it’s her first anniversary without Victor. Konstantin listens in from outside the door.

Theresa has a nightmare about Alex finding out that he’s not really Victor’s son and that she forged the letter. Alex wakes her up and asks what she’s doing out on the couch. Theresa guesses she fell asleep watching TV. Alex offers to make breakfast but Theresa says she’ll just get something at Sweet Bits Bakery. Alex asks if she’s okay as she seems freaked out. Theresa responds that she’s fine and just had some weird dreams all night. Alex says he’s sorry and he would’ve let her sleep but Theresa declares that she’s never been so glad to wake up in all her life.

John hopes Marlena is not disappointed. Marlena says she just feels lucky that they are celebrating their anniversary together, so she’s not letting him out of her sight. John talks about not knowing if they’d get a chance to do this again when being gone for months but here they are and they kiss.

Konstantin listens in as Sarah asks Maggie how many years it would’ve been. Maggie tells her 13. Konstantin smiles and walks away after hearing that. Sarah tells Maggie that she didn’t realize. Maggie says it went by too fast and asks if she’s sure she doesn’t want her to go to court with her today. Sarah doesn’t want to add any more stress to this day for her. Sarah adds that she knows Maggie was hoping that she and Xander could work out some sort of custody agreement and she doesn’t want to disappoint her, but that’s just not going to happen. Maggie warns Sarah to be prepared that she could lose her daughter forever. Maggie apologizes for sounding so harsh. Sarah assures that she knows and that Maggie wished she could make things work with Xander in a civilized way, but last time she gave Xander a second chance is when she found out he was suing for full custody. Sarah declares that there is only one option and adds that Konstantin even agrees. Maggie questions her discussing this with him. Sarah explains that Konstantin knows Xander and when she heard what Xander did to him, it strengthened her resolve. Sarah insists to Maggie that this is the right thing to do and tells her to just trust her. Steve and Kayla then arrive and greet them. Maggie says it’s so good to see them. Kayla tells Sarah that she meant to call her as HR is sending over an e-mail today and mentions that she’s so happy Sarah is coming back to work. Maggie questions Sarah going back to work so soon. Sarah notes that it’s only part time. Maggie asks if she’s sure she’s ready for this. Sarah responds that she has to be so she can show the judge that she can provide for her daughter on her own. Sarah’s daughter Victoria then starts crying so Sarah says she has to go feed her. Sarah tells Kayla that she will send the paperwork back when she gets it and exits the room. Kayla apologizes to Maggie as she thought she knew. Maggie says that Sarah obviously didn’t want her to know because she knows she would worry. Maggie doesn’t think Sarah is totally facing the gravity of this custody battle. Kayla mentions knowing that this day is tough already for Maggie. Maggie asks if everybody knows that it was her wedding anniversary. Steve responds that it’s why they are here.

John and Marlena continue kissing in bed.

Brady informs Eric that John and Marlena are in their room, so he doesn’t know how much longer Eric wants to wait around. Eric says the gift is from all of them so Brady shouldn’t be the only one there waiting. Eric adds that Sloan has court anyway so he’s letting her sleep in. Brady asks about a proper honeymoon. Eric says they haven’t really discussed that. Brady brings up EJ and Nicole getting married and asks if that had anything to do with the suddenness of their ceremony. Eric points out that he and Sloan had been engaged for months. Brady says that’s not what he asked. Eric asks why he would pick the same day as EJ and Nicole and have the same anniversary as well as the day before Marlena and John’s. Brady points out that it’s also Maggie and Victor’s and jokes that it seems to be the season to get married.

Maggie thanks Kayla and Steve for the scones from the Pub. Kayla says they just wanted her to know they were thinking of her. Maggie calls it so kind and says she’s gotten so many lovely gifts lately. Steve points out the portrait of Victor. Maggie asks what he thinks. Steve calls it big but an excellent rendering. Maggie says she loves it and explains that it was a gift from Victor’s old friend, Konstantin.

Theresa runs in to Konstantin in the town square. Theresa thought he was leaving town. Konstantin responds that Maggie asked him to stay as she enjoys his company. Theresa comments that Maggie has a big heart so she hopes he’s not taking advantage. Konstantin says he came to get a gift to show his appreciation. Theresa feels Konstantin is staying to keep an eye on her. Konstantin asks how things are going with Theresa and Alex. Theresa responds that she’s bringing him breakfast now. Konstantin hopes she’s not moving too slow. Theresa assures that Konstantin will get his cut while Alex and Xander will never be the wiser. Konstantin remarks that they better not be and walks away. Xander then approaches and greets Theresa.

John and Marlena come out from their room, surprised to see Eric and Brady in the living room. Eric informs them that they have an anniversary gift for them. Marlena says that they didn’t have to do that and that she should be giving Eric a wedding present but they haven’t had time to shop yet. Eric responds that Marlena officiating the wedding was the best present she could give. John congratulates Eric and hopes that he and Sloan have as many years of happiness as he and Marlena have had.

Maggie explains to Steve and Kayla that Konstantin brought her an old family photo album to look through and had stories about every photo. Maggie says it brought her comfort as there was so much she didn’t know. Konstantin then enters with a gift and says he didn’t know she was entertaining guests. Maggie introduces Konstantin to Kayla and Steve. Konstantin asks Steve about working for Victor at one point and says that Victor called Steve one of his most reliable men back in the day and a friend of Bo’s. Konstantin says it’s a pleasure to finally meet him and acknowledge Kayla as Caroline’s daughter. Konstantin says he never met Caroline but saw a picture of her and calls Kayla as beautiful as she was which Kayla says is kind of him.

Xander questions why Theresa was talking to Konstantin. Theresa claims that he was just asking for directions. Xander says that Konstantin has practically moved in with Maggie and he thought Theresa was tight with Maggie. Xander remarks that it looked like she’s tight with Konstantin too. Theresa asks if he’s calling her a liar. Theresa says she doesn’t have time for this as Alex’s breakfast is getting cold. Xander mocks Theresa waiting on Alex hand and foot in hopes that he will beg her to marry him. Theresa remarks that Xander is just jealous that he’s not Victor’s long lost heir and son as she walks away. Xander then runs in to Sarah, who has Victoria in her stroller.

Brady tells John and Marlena that Belle wanted to be there but she’s dealing with the Gabi mess. Brady wishes Belle hadn’t taken that case since Gabi’s been playing dangerous games with people lately. Brady explains how Gabi and Stefan tried to use him to get Kristen’s DiMera shares but pulled the rug out from under him. Brady brings up that Marlena warned him and he should’ve listened. Marlena encourages Brady not to hold himself responsible. Marlena says she’s more concerned about Arianna since she was excited about coming home but she doesn’t know how she’s going to feel about finding out her mother went to jail. Eric says with everything going on, maybe they should do this another time when everyone is more celebratory. Marlena says she didn’t mean to spoil things and insists that they came all this way so they will celebrate. Marlena and John then open the gift which is a family tree. Eric and Brady explain that they did their research and the gift for this particular anniversary is wood. Brady calls it their way of telling them that they love them. Eric and Brady point out that the family tree includes all of them. Marlena calls it wonderful and thanks them. Brady says that they’ve always told them that family is everything and it is. John points out that they are going to have to add Sloan to it. Brady explains that they decided to leave out significant others, joking that no one needs to have Kristen and Theresa on the tree.

Theresa brings Alex his chocolate croissants and Alex stares her down as they then have the same exchange from Theresa’s nightmare where Theresa asks if something is wrong and Alex responds that he just got a call from the head of HR, who told him some very interesting information, so Theresa asks what that has to do with her.

Xander talks to his daughter Victoria. Xander knows Sarah said she wanted to see him in court, but his offer still stands to talk this out over tea. Sarah then asks if they can postpone the court hearing today. Xander asks if she’s having second thoughts. Sarah clarifies that it’s Sarah and Victor’s wedding anniversary so she doesn’t want her to worry about all of this. Xander asks how Maggie’s doing. Sarah says she’s as well as could be expected and thanks him for asking, noting that it means a lot to her. Xander comments that the only thing he and Victor had in common was adoring Maggie so he would never object to postponing the hearing on her account.

Konstantin tells Maggie that lace represents the 13th anniversary so he had a friend ship him a tablecloth that Victor loved. Maggie says she’s touched and will put it on the table. Maggie invites Steve and Kayla to join them for the scones they brought which Kayla agrees with. Kayla asks if Justin can join them since they haven’t seen him since he found out Alex wasn’t his son. Maggie says Justin isn’t home but she will tell him that they were thinking of him. Maggie goes to get the table setup and Konstantin goes with her. Kayla comments that Konstantin is quite the charmer. Steve says that’s one word for it but he’s calling bull. Kayla insists he’s a nice guy and that Maggie seems to really like him but Steve remains unsure. Kayla points out that there was one thing, noting that she spent a lot of time with Bo and never saw any lace tablecloths. Steve responds that’s because Konstantin is lying through his teeth.

After Eric leaves, Marlena comments to on Eric coming over the night after his wedding. John asks if she thinks something is wrong. Marlena assures that Eric seemed very happy with Sloan and about the baby. John asks how Brady is doing with Theresa back in town. Brady says he’s doing as well as he could expect. Marlena asks if Theresa will be staying in town now that Tate is there as well. Brady says probably because she’s moving on and moving in with Alex Kiriakis. John is shocked as he didn’t even know they knew each other. Brady responds that they didn’t but Theresa didn’t waste any time to zero in on Alex at Victor’s funeral after he made it clear they had no future. John asks if he thinks Theresa is after Alex’s money. Marlena questions how Theresa could have known Alex was going to come in to money. Brady says she couldn’t have and suggests it could be dumb luck or just that she has a way of sniffing out money. Brady declares that regardless, she has her hooks in pretty tight now.

Alex brings up Theresa working for Titan before and Victor putting her in charge of Bella Magazine for awhile. Theresa confirms that he did and she was sad when it went out of publication. Alex assures it wasn’t his idea and he fought for it, so now that he’s in charge, he’s looking to revive it. Alex notes that they don’t have a publisher anymore so he asks how Theresa would like the job.

Kayla questions Steve thinking Konstantin is a liar. Steve states that the tablecloth is not from Victor’s villa in Greece and reveals the tag was still on it, showing it was from the bargain basement at 70% off. Kayla can’t believe he didn’t take the tag off and asks why he would lie about something like this. Steve wonders what big things Konstantin could be covering up. Kayla believes Maggie would see through that and suggests he’s trying to make Maggie’s day easier so maybe she’s just going along with it.

Sarah tells Xander that it means so much to her and thanks him. Xander says he’d do anything for Maggie and repeats that he’s not looking for some big court fight with Sarah as he’d much rather talk it out over tea. Sarah says at times like these, she wishes they could but every time that she lets her guard down with him, something else happens. Eric then approaches and reveals that he just got served with a subpoena to testify against Sarah in the custody case.

Theresa tells Alex that she doesn’t know what to say as she’s flattered but asks if he’s sure this is what he wants since they have never worked together before. Alex jokes that they can carpool. Alex brings up that Theresa has run her own company for years and he knows she’s been winding down, so he thinks it’s the perfect time for her to take advantage of this opportunity to move on. Theresa asks why her since he doesn’t need her income to pay rent. Alex thinks she would be happy and says her reputation isn’t sterling but neither is his. Alex talks about it being a cut throat business so he wants a shark alongside her. Alex adds that a lot of people at Titan are still loyal to Maggie and think that he doesn’t deserve the job but he won’t have to question Theresa being loyal because he knows she has his back…

Sarah questions Eric testifying against her in court. Eric responds that he won’t have a choice and will have to testify that she lied about their baby to establish her pattern of deceit. Sarah asks Xander how could he. Xander argues that this was all Sloan’s idea. Eric tells him not to put it off on her as he knows that Xander told Sloan to go for the juggular. Eric says this has Xander all over it and guesses he left out the part he played in Sarah’s lie. Eric warns that he’ll tell Sloan all the details so this won’t be the home run that Xander thought it would be as he storms off. Sarah complains that this is exactly what she was talking about in regards to Xander stabbing her in the back. Sarah tells Xander that he can come after her all he wants, but warns that he better be prepared for what she’s going to dish out in court as she then walks away.

Kayla and Steve return to the Pub where Kayla forgot her wallet. Kayla tells Roman that they just came from Maggie’s. Roman asks how she is. Steve says she loved the scones but mentions the bargain basement tablecloth. Roman guesses he doesn’t want to know and goes back to work. Kayla doesn’t think they should start spreading rumors about Konstantin’s motives just yet. Kayla says that if what Steve thinks is true, the first person they should talk about it with is Maggie. Steve decides he wants to find out everything he can about Konstantin first and believes it’s a case for Black Patch.

Maggie tells Konstantin that Steve and Kayla were certainly charmed by him. Konstantin says he was by them as well since they seem like wonderful people. Maggie calls them great friends to her for a very long time. They are glad they stayed for tea. Maggie tells Konstantin that she’s glad he’s there and she doesn’t know how to thank him as he took a difficult day for her and made it special. She hugs him as Konstantin looks up at the portrait of Victor with a smile.

Brady tells John and Marlena that he has to get to work. Marlena hugs him and thanks him for the gift. Brady tells them he loves them and then exits. John calls it a thoughtful gift but he can’t think of how they came up with wood because he thought the anniversary gift was candy. Marlena thinks they are both wrong because she read it was their iron anniversary and presents John with golf clubs, thinking they could take up golf when they retire. John jokes with her and tells her that he’d like to officially say Happy Anniversary. Marlena wishes him a happy anniversary as they kiss.

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Melinda Trask walks through the town square while on the phone with Sloan. Melinda is surprised to learn that Sloan got married and says she’s so happy for her and Eric. Melinda adds that this will definitely help with the adoption process. Melinda says next time they get together, they will talk about everything and celebrate. Melinda hangs up and then sees Paulina sitting in the town square. Melinda approaches and calls it a nice surprise. Melinda congratulates Paulina on beating Clint Rawlings in a landslide, noting that she had her vote. Paulina tells Melinda not to waste her time because she’s not going to give her back her old job.

At the DiMera Mansion, EJ makes a call saying he needs to speak to Wei Shin immediately. EJ demands they tell Wei to call him back. EJ hangs up, complaining that he needs to speak to someone now. Nicole walks in and says she’s available, but under no circumstances are they to talk about work. Nicole thought they were going downstairs to consummate their union as they kiss. EJ says he wants to, but he’s so furious about Gabi and Stefan. Nicole says she is too. EJ calls it outrageous that his backstabbing brother and his gold digging wife had him removed as co-CEO of DiMera and pushed him out to take over the company. Nicole insists that they will take back everything they stole from him, tomorrow, but tonight is their wedding night. Nicole declares that EJ will put aside everything and focus on her, because she’s pretty sure she can take his mind off this for a little while and kisses him. EJ brings up when he gets his hands on Li Shin for signing over his shares and remarks that he could kill him for this…

Tripp covers Li’s body in the hospital. Wendy brings up what Li said right before he died, that Gabi did this. Wendy states that Gabi murdered her brother.

Stefan questions what Harris is doing. Harris responds that he’s arresting Gabi for the murder of Li Shin. Stefan says he can’t do that. Harris argues that it’s his job or he could arrest both of them if he prefers. Stefan argues that he’s jumping to the wrong conclusion and that Gabi did not do this. Harris says that the evidence says otherwise. Stefan questions if he’s conducted an investigation. Stefan remarks that Harris has been a cop for five minutes. Harris reveals that Gabi was seen by two witnesses standing over Li’s body with a bloody knife and was heard by the witnesses saying that she needed to get rid of the knife. Harris adds that Li also identified Gabi as his killer before he died, so even a rookie like him knows he has enough probable cause to make the arrest. Gabi argues that he’ll be arresting an innocent woman because she didn’t kill Li Shin.

Nicole guesses EJ agrees to get back in to the newlywed spirit. EJ agrees and apologizes for allowing anything to distract him from his beautiful wife. EJ assures that Nicole will have his undivided attention as soon as he makes a few calls to counter this betrayal and assures it will only be a few minutes. Nicole tells him that he can have all the time he wants, tomorrow, but tonight he is hers. Nicole declares that she wants him and she will not take no for an answer. EJ jokes that it’s another hostile takeover. Nicole says he can resist and she’ll have to use force or he can surrender to her desires willingly and just say yes as they kiss. EJ asks if she’s thinking what he’s thinking. Nicole says now that he’s made an honest woman out of her, they can kick things up a notch. EJ asks what she has in mind.

Melinda tells Paulina that she was not trying to butter her up. Paulina asks if she doesn’t want her old job back then. Melinda asks if she’s offering it back. Paulina says hell no because she needs a district attorney who delivers, not one who is a constant disappointment. Melinda argues that when Paulina fired her, she said it had nothing to do with job performance and was just because she didn’t like her. Paulina responds that she still doesn’t like her. Melinda still thinks it was a huge mistake when she got rid of her. Paulina brings up that Melinda didn’t get her the high profile arrest that she promised. Melinda argues that she put a lot of criminals away. Paulina says not the ones that needed be locked up for the citizens of Salem and that Melinda bungled every opportunity she had. Melinda calls that a gross misrepresentation. Paulina says Melinda talks a big game but did nothing. Paulina reminds her that she went on about how she was going to nail Li Shin and get him to confess to trying to have Stefan killed. Melinda shouts that she would have but Li bugged her office. Paulina says Li played her and it proves her point that Melinda was all talk. Paulina declares that Melinda failed to deliver her Li Shin even though she swore that she had him dead to rights…

Tripp repeats to Wendy that he’s sorry and they did everything they could to save him. Tripp asks if Wendy wants to be alone with Li but Wendy says she has to get out of here. Tripp asks where she’s going. Wendy declares that she’s going to make Gabi pay for what she did to her brother.

Harris bags the knife and says he’ll take it to the lab. Gabi argues that her prints won’t be the only ones on it while Stefan assures the real killer’s prints will be on it. Harris says they will see. Stefan reminds Harris that Gabi is the police commissioner’s sister and asks how he’s going to feel when Harris marches her downtown in handcuffs. Harris guesses they are going to find out. Gabi pleads with Stefan not to let them lock her up again. Stefan knows she’s scared but assures everything will be fine. Stefan says he will follow her to the station and get this sorted out. Stefan promises not to let anything bad happen to her. Gabi says she loves him as they kiss. Harris then escorts Gabi out as Stefan insists it’s going to be fine.

EJ gives Nicole a foot massage and asks if there’s anything else she needs. Nicole says she doesn’t want to push it. EJ responds that there’s nothing he wants more than to have his wife satisfied. Nicole reminds him that she suggested doing something naughty in the secret room but maybe they will be more comfortable in the bedroom, if they make it there as they start kissing.

Melinda points out that Paulina hasn’t appointed anyone to replace her position. Paulina responds that she just hasn’t found the right person yet. Melinda thinks she means she hasn’t found anyone as capable, qualified, and as cut throat as her. Paulina questions it being her business. Melinda points out that she’s not her boss anymore. Melinda states that as a citizen of Salem, she’s very concerned with how the city is being run. Paulina tells her that she has a town hall every month and she can call her office for the details.

Wendy tells Tripp that she wants to tear Gabi’s eyes out. Tripp knows she wants to hurt Gabi but that’s not what Li would want. Wendy cries that Gabi never stopped messing with Li, his head and his heart, and tortured him while all he wanted to do was love her. Tripp tells Wendy that Li loved her and was so proud of her, so he would hate if she threw away her future by going after Gabi. Wendy argues that Li didn’t deserve to die. Wendy wants to track Gabi down and make her pay. Tripp relates to wanting revenge and talk about regretting going after Kayla because he thought she killed his mom. Wendy points out that she didn’t and Ava is alive while Li is gone. Tripp knows how much Li meant to her. Wendy talks about Li always looking out for her when they were young with their father. Wendy then realizes she has to call her father and questions how she’s going to do this. Tripp says he’ll do anything he can to help. Wendy talks about how her father doesn’t grieve and she’s never seen him cry, so he’ll just want retribution. Tripp talks about telling Harris what they know, so the police have the murder weapon, their testimony, plus Li naming Gabi before he died. Wendy questions sitting around to wait for Rafe to put his own sister away, not thinking that’s going to happen. Tripp promises that the cop will do their job and they will get justice for Li.

At the police station, Rafe asks Jada where her partner is. Jada informs him that Harris got called away on a case while she was transferring a prisoner. Jada reveals that it was a homicide case and that Li Shin was stabbed to death in his sister’s apartment. Rafe is shocked and asks what else she knows. Jada says nothing yet and that Harris is bringing in the suspect. Harris then arrives with Gabi. Harris fills in Rafe on what they know so far and hands over the knife. Harris mentions letting Tripp and Wendy know when they can go back inside. Rafe is shocked as Jada asks if he’s okay. Rafe states that his sister is a suspect in a homicide so he’s definitely not okay. Rafe says he needs to speak with Gabi. Jada offers to handle it but Rafe assures that he’s got this. Rafe appreciates her support and then heads in to the interrogation room. Gabi questions having to be handcuffed. Gabi insists it was not her as Rafe places the knife on the table. Gabi complains about Harris forcing her to come down here for no reason. Rafe reminds Gabi that she has the right to remain silent. Rafe declares that right now, he is not speaking to her as a cop but as her brother. Rafe warns her that she’s in serious trouble and asks off the record, what the hell she did.

Melinda sits in the town square and is shocked when she gets a news alert on her phone about Li. Tripp and Wendy then walk through the town square. Melinda gets up and tells Wendy that she’s so sorry. Wendy questions if she really is and argues that Melinda isn’t sorry at all. Tripp tries to tell her they should just go but Wendy yells at Melindat that she knows she was just another one of the vipers in town that wanted to take Li down. Wendy declares that Li is now down for good and asks if she’s happy now.

EJ and Nicole continue kissing until there’s a knock at the door. EJ suggests ignoring it as he’s sure it’s just a delivery person with a fruit basket. EJ jokes that Susan called him three times to let him know she was sending one as a wedding present. They try to ignore it but the knocking continues so Nicole worries that it could be Holly. EJ and Nicole then answer the door to see Paulina. EJ says they weren’t expecting her. Paulina says she called but there was no answer. Paulina informs them that the people of Salem as voted her in for another term as mayor. EJ congratulates her but questions her coming all this way to tell them that. Paulina then reveals that she came because she heard that EJ is out of a job and asks how he would like a new one, surprising he and Nicole. EJ responds that it will have to wait until tomorrow because he and Nicole agreed not to talk business tonight. Paulina questions if they are busy. EJ then reveals that it’s their wedding night which surprises Paulina, who congratulates them. EJ states that they were in the middle of celebrating and suggests they can find time tomorrow to talk about it. Paulina doesn’t like to postpone urgent business matters but agrees that what they need to do is urgent as well, so she’ll make the exception. Nicole then stops Paulina and asks about her coming all this way to offer EJ a job. Nicole tells EJ that the least they could do is hear her out.

Melinda says that she heard the police arrested Gabi. Wendy responds that Melinda and Gabi are exactly alike, calling them two power hungry predators who screwed her brother literally to get what they wanted. Melinda tries to argue but Wendy says she knows that she used sex to try to get a confession out of Li, which made her sick to hear about and makes her even sicker now. Melinda complains that Li played her just as much as she played him. Wendy remarks that the difference is that Li actually liked her. Melinda says she liked Li too and swears that she would have never wished this on him.

Gabi tells Rafe that she didn’t do anything. Rafe argues that he can’t help her if she doesn’t tell him the truth. Gabi insists that this is the truth and asks why she would do this and throw away her life. Rafe informs her that he was just briefed by Harris. Gabi doesn’t care what he said and insists that she’s innocent. Rafe tells Gabi that she needs a lawyer. Gabi cries that she needs her brother and swears on her daughter’s life that she did not kill Li. Rafe tells Gabi to tell him what happened then.

Stefan arrives at the police station and asks Harris and Jada where his wife is. Harris informs him that she’s in with the commissioner. Stefan responds that he needs to see her. Jada tells Stefan to let Gabi talk to her brother since if there’s anything Rafe can do to help her, he will.

Gabi explains to Rafe that Li sent her a text, asking her to come over to the apartment and when she got there, Li was lying on the floor and had been stabbed with the knife. Rafe informs Gabi that Harris told him that Wendy and Tripp saw Gabi standing over Li’s body with the knife, saying she needed to get rid of it and questions why she was holding the knife. Gabi explains that she had pulled it out of Li’s back and was trying to save him. Rafe points out that her fingerprints are now all over the murder weapon. Gabi realizes how stupid it was but says in the moment, she panicked. Rafe informs Gabi that Harris also told him that Li named her as his killer before he died and questions why he would do that. Gabi suggests he could’ve been delusional and that there must have been someone else in the apartment that left before she got there. Gabi pleads with Rafe to believe her. Rafe responds that he does. Gabi thanks him and says that’s everything that happened. Gabi asks if she can go home now. Rafe reminds her that she’s been accused of murder. Gabi cries that she’ll call a lawyer and make bail. Rafe states that this is a very serious crime and all of the evidence points to her, so this looks really bad. Gabi tells Rafe to think about why that is and says she’s been down this road before when Abigail lied on the stand and she went to prison for a crime she didn’t commit. Gabi says that she’s being setup and declares that someone is framing her for killing Li. Rafe tells her to start over and asks why Li texted her to come over. Gabi points out that it was from Li’s phone but maybe it wasn’t him. Rafe says assuming it was Li, he asks why he wanted Gabi come over. Gabi tries to blame Li’s obsession with her but then admits that Li was upset with her. Rafe asks what he was upset about. Gabi asks if it even matters. Rafe assures that it does and that she needs to tell him everything if she wants even a chance to get out of this.

Stefan tells Harris and Jada that his wife did not do this and questions why the hell they are standing here instead of being out there, looking for the son of a bitch who really did this to Li. Harris says he knows he’s upset but there’s no reason to yell, especially at his partner. Harris suggests Stefan grab a coffee. Stefan decides he’s going to call the best damn lawyer he can find. Jada calls that a smart move because Gabi is going to need it.

Rafe questions Gabi enlisting Wilhelm Rolf, a fugitive, to convince Li that she had been kidnapped by Megan DiMera. Gabi explains that the plan as to get Li on tape confessing to trying to have Stefan killed to get his DiMera shares. Gabi adds that the text from Li said the shares were fake and when she went over there, she found Li and that’s the whole story. Rafe can’t believe she created this whole scheme just to screw over EJ DiMera.

EJ asks Paulina what job she came to offer him. Paulina mentions firing Clint Rawlings so his position if available for EJ’s consideration. EJ questions her wanting him to be deputy mayor. Paulina points out that he’s available, qualified, and would be doing important work. EJ responds that he’s flattered but the answer is no. Nicole questions EJ not even wanting to think about it, pointing out that he served as mayor once. EJ calls that a long time ago and says his focus now is on taking back DiMera. Paulina offers to come at it a different way. Paulina brings up Johnny and Chanel having reconciled. EJ says he’s aware and they have his total blessing. Paulina feels them being back together makes them kind of like family. Paulina points out that other members of EJ’s family have greatly disappointed him, while she is looking out for him. Paulina thinks EJ coming to work for her would be a win-win for the Price-DiMera family. EJ admits that she’s good. Paulina calls EJ a man who gets things done as he spent years running a multi-million dollar corporation and that’s the experience she needs in her administration. Paulina suggests they just need to put their heads together.

Melinda admits trying to manipulate Li but says she had genuine feelings for him and she is terribly sorry that he’s gone. Wendy doesn’t want her condolences. Melinda insists that she’s sorry that she lost her brother and that she let her ambitions blind her from what could’ve been between them. Melinda truly regrets letting her professional goals before her personal desires. Wendy questions her thinking they had a shot an actual relationship. Melinda says maybe and there was definitely a spark. Melinda believes that could’ve become something real, but now she’ll never know. Tripp then gets a call and thanks for letting him know. Tripp informs Wendy that the police are done at the apartment so he will take her home. Wendy tells Melinda that she’s definitely done as she and Tripp walk away, leaving Melinda in tears.

Gabi argues to Rafe that EJ screwed Stefan over first since he knew he was brainwashed and said nothing so he could hold onto power. Gabi adds that EJ wanted Stefan out of DiMera but Li wanted Stefan dead since he tried to pull the plug on him and tried to have Harris assassinate him. Gabi then remarks that Li got what he deserved. Rafe says that almost sounds like she’s justifying his murder. Gabi clarifies that she didn’t mean that Li deserved to die but that he deserved to lose his shares. Rafe complains that Gabi created this insane scheme to make that happen when he told her to stay away from Li. Gabi remarks that maybe she would have if Li was in prison but he was out free and owned a piece of her husband’s company. Rafe continues to question what Gabi did. Gabi responds that she wouldn’t have had to if Rafe did his job, but since Rafe didn’t get the confession, she did what she had to do. Rafe questions her saying this is his fault now. Gabi asks if they can please not fight. Gabi cries that she’s scared out of her mind and needs him on her side. Rafe says he is on her side, so Gabi begs him to help her because she can’t go back to prison after what happened last time and she can’t put her daughter through that again. Gabi begs Rafe to help her. Rafe assures that it will be okay and he’s going to help her. Rafe brings up Li naming Gabi as his killer and says that might help her. Rafe goes over how Gabi blackmailed Li for his shares and asks how that made him feel. Gabi admits he was shocked, hurt, and very angry. Rafe says that means Li had motive to set her up. Gabi questions Rafe thinking Li would go this far to punish her. Rafe points out that she said he was obsessed with her and that had already made him do crazy things. Rafe adds that Li was lonely, unstable, and unemployed. Rafe notes that when Gabi and Stefan took Li’s shares, it humiliated him. Gabi questions Li having someone stab him in the back to frame her. Rafe suggests in Li’s sick mind, it could be poetic justice since Gabi took everything from him except for his ability to exact revenge. Gabi asks if the final move of Li’s life is to make sure she’s in prison for the rest of her life and questions a jury buying that. Rafe admits they won’t without proof. Gabi tells Rafe to go find it then. Rafe says he will try his best but warns Gabi to prepare that it might not happen. Rafe believes Gabi is innocent but admits that it’s going to take a miracle to convince anyone else of that.

Nicole calls Susan to thank her for the fruit basket and says she’s sure EJ would have loved to have said hello but he’s not there as he actually got a new job tonight and she thinks he’s going to make them all proud.

Rafe comes out of the interrogation room and tells Harris and Jada that Gabi says she didn’t kill Li and he believes her. Jada says they will follow the evidence and hopefully it turns out that he’s right. Rafe says either that or he’s in denial and Gabi’s going down for murder. Jada tells him to take it one step at a time. Rafe tells Harris to take the knife to forensics as they already know Gabi’s prints will be on it, but hopefully someone else’s will be too.

Stefan joins Gabi in the interrogation room. Gabi tells him that she told Rafe what happened and he wasn’t happy about what they did to Li, but he believes her. Stefan says that’s because Rafe loves her and knows she’s telling the truth. Gabi points out that the evidence is pretty damning. Stefan agrees but has complete confidence that when the investigation is finished, she will be in the clear. Gabi says she hopes so. Stefan says he knows so because he’s not going to let anything bad happen to her. Gabi wishes she knew what actually happened since someone tried to make it look like she killed Li, but she didn’t, so she wonders who did.

Tripp and Wendy go home where police tape blocks the door. Tripp tells Wendy that they don’t have to do this as they could get a room at the Salem Inn or stay at Steve’s. Wendy decides she needs to go in and see it, so they head inside. Wendy breaks down crying and Tripp hugs her.

Melinda sits in the town square, looking at Li’s photo on her phone. Melinda says she really did like him and she’ll miss him. Melinda says rest in peace, Li. Paulina approaches and says if Melinda is still crying about her old job, she should move on like she has. Melinda questions what she’s talking about. Paulina then reveals that she just hired a new district attorney which shocks Melinda.

Stefan tells Gabi that he called Belle and she will be there as soon as she can. Gabi thanks him but doesn’t know if Belle can get her out of this. Stefan points out that Gabi convinced Rafe that she’s innocent, so now all she has to do is convince the district attorney. EJ then walks in and laughs, wishing her good luck with that. Stefan questions what the hell he’s doing here. Stefan tells EJ that this doesn’t change anything and he’s still out at DiMera. EJ responds that this has nothing to do with DiMera as he actually got a new job. Gabi questions someone actually hiring him. EJ reveals that Paulina Price hired him as the new district attorney. Stefan says he must be joking. EJ confirms he accepted the position this evening and he’s greatly looking forward to making Gabi his very first conviction.

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Days Update Monday, November 6, 2023

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Update written by Joseph

Stephanie and Everett walk to the park. Stephanie thanks Everett for urging him to open up and for listening, admitting it really helped. Everett hopes that Chad knows how lucky he is as they hug. Chad then approaches and calls out to Stephanie. Stephanie asks what he’s doing there. Chad responds that he was just on his way home. Chad asks if she’s going to introduce him to her friend.

At the Bistro, Tripp gets a lava cake to go from Ava. Ava asks if he and Wendy enjoyed dinner since she’s still getting the hang of running the place. Tripp assures that they did and everything was great. Tripp mentions that Wendy had to step out to try to get a hold of her brother. Gil comes over and tells Tripp that he wishes they could give more of a discount but they are running a tight ship at the Bistro.

Harris runs in to Wendy in the town square. Harris comments on hearing they are going to be working together at the police department. Wendy confirms she’s going to be the head of the I.T. department and that today is her first day. Harris jokes that if her fake passports are any indication of her skills, then they’ll be good. Harris notes Wendy being distracted by her phone and asks if everything is okay. Wendy responds that she’s been texting her brother but hasn’t heard back, so she’s worried because he was kind of having a bad day.

Li Shin is lying face down on the floor of the apartment with a bloody wound in his back. Stefan bursts in to the apartment to find Gabi, holding a bloody knife in shock. Gabi informs Stefan that Li is dead.

Stephanie introduces Chad to Everett Lynch. Everett says it’s a pleasure to meet him. Chad questions how they know each other. Everett responds that he’s her boyfriend which Chad questions. Everett apologizes and claims he misspoke, but he’s still getting used to the idea that he and Stephanie aren’t together anymore. Stephanie explains that Everett is the guy she told Chad about from Seattle. Chad questions him ghosting her. Chad says Stephanie told him all about him and how he straight up disappeared with no explanation, like a coward. Stephanie appreciates Chad defending her but says he doesn’t understand. Chad argues that Everett treated her like dirt and then ran away without telling her why. Everett clarifies that he never intentionally ghosted Stephanie.

Tripp thanks Ava again for dinner. Gil tells Tripp to come back any time as Tripp then exits the Bistro. Ava asks Gil to never speak to her son again. Gil says he was just being friendly. Ava brings up that Gil threatened to kill Tripp. Gil responds that he only did that to keep her in line. Gil warns Ava that Tripp is safe as long as she remembers that Clyde is her boss and she does what he says. Ava talks about everyone being happy at the Bistro. Gil reminds Ava that the restaurant profits are not what Clyde cares about, but that it’s a perfect front for a drug operation. Ava insists that she can run the drug ring and a five star restaurant in her sleep. Gil says she better hope that’s true because if the police ever get wind of what’s really going on, Ava and Tripp will be the ones who pay. Ava tells Gil that she gets it and tells him to back the hell off. Harris then arrives and asks if there’s a problem here.

Tripp joins Wendy in the town square and asks if she got in touch with Li. Wendy responds that she hasn’t yet as she keeps texting him, but she hasn’t heard back. Tripp says it really sucks what Stefan and Gabi did to him. Wendy questions what kind of psycho fakes their own kidnapping to try and blackmail someone. Wendy remarks that it makes her sad because she thought her and Gabi were kind of friends, but she really stabbed her brother in the back…

Stefan asks Gabi how this happened. Gabi asks if he got her voicemail. Stefan confirms that he heard her say she was coming here but didn’t say why. Gabi explains that Li texted her, saying that all the shares he signed over to them were fake and that if she wanted the real ones, she needed to come talk to him, alone. Stefan informs Gabi that Li lied to her because they were real and authenticated in the shareholders meeting. Gabi realizes Li tricked her. Stefan confirms that he used the shares to fire EJ and as soon as the meeting was over, he rushed over here. Stefan states that he knew things would be bad, but he didn’t realize they would be this bad. Stefan then asks Gabi why she killed Li.

Everett explains to Chad that he had just mailed a letter to Stephanie and as he was crossing the street, a car ran in to him and he spent a year in a medically induced coma. Everett says when he came out of it, it took him forever to recover and his memory was really spotty. Stephanie adds that by the time he remembered her, she had moved to Salem and he didn’t have her address. Everett talks about tracking Stephanie down because he couldn’t let her think that he left like that. Chad questions Everett tracking her down to tell her what really happened. Everett admits that he was foolish to think they could just pick up where they left off.

Harris comments that it sounds like Ava and Gil were arguing. Ava says it was her fault for getting too passionate about food and she has to remind herself that Gil is the boss, so whatever he says goes. Gil says he’s not a tyrant and that he has people he has to listen to as well. Harris suggests listening to Ava because she has great ideas. Gil remarks that Ava has a valuable and unique skillset, so he knows she’s going to make this business a huge success. Harris agrees. Gil says he has to get back to his office and exits. Harris questions if Ava likes working for Gil. Ava responds that he’s not so bad. Harris comments that something about Gil rubs him the wrong way.

Wendy thanks Tripp for dinner but admits she feels kind of bad for leaving Li at home by himself. Wendy says that Li doesn’t normally like to show that he’s hurting, but today he didn’t hide how upset he was. Wendy talks about Li losing his shares in the most humiliating way and she knows he wasn’t looking forward to telling their father, but she thinks it’s mostly the hurtful way that Gabi used him. Wendy acknowledges that Li did horrible things to Gabi, but says that he’s finally trying to put the whole obsession behind him. Wendy informs Tripp that Li has been in therapy with Marlena and kind of had a breakthrough as he finally told her that he’s ready to move on with his life, but now she’s just worried that another betrayal by Gabi will cause a huge setback. Tripp notes her being really protective of Li. Wendy admits that they bicker a lot, but he’s her brother and she loves him. Wendy hates that Li is so miserable. Tripp suggests they go home and cheer him up, so they walk away together.

Gabi questions what Stefan is talking about and tells him that she didn’t kill Li. Gabi reveals that she showed up, the door was open, and she found Li like this. Stefan questions why Gabi is holding the knife. Gabi says she doesn’t know as she tried to help him by pulling the knife out of his back, then Stefan showed up and she panicked. Gabi swears to God that is true. Stefan is not sure how smart that was, since her fingerprints are now on the murder weapon. Gabi says she knows but she freaked out and insists that she didn’t kill Li. Stefan assures that he believes her, but the question now is who did stab Li.

Brady, Roman, and Marlena have cake at home. Marlena comments on Eric and Sloan’s wedding being so last minute. Roman points out that they didn’t eat any wedding cake. Marlena guesses they wanted to get to the honeymoon. Roman decides he wants to get home and tell Kate about the wedding. Marlena sends her best. Roman tells them goodnight and exits. Marlena comments on Brady being quiet and asks if he’s okay. Brady says not really. Marlena brings up Brady feeling very optimistic about getting custody of Rachel with the help of his friends, but guesses that didn’t go well. Brady confirms that Stefan and Gabi screwed him over.

Gabi tells Stefan that she has no idea who did this as there was nobody else there when she got there. Stefan worries about if the killer would’ve been there when Gabi showed up. Gabi wishes she never came and complains about her luck. Stefan wonders if it was luck, pointing out that Li lured her here under false pretenses and wanted her here. Gabi asks if he’s saying that Li wanted her here to set her up for his murder. Stefan points out that Li has taken extreme measures before, but admits he couldn’t stab himself in the back so he says nevermind. Gabi decides maybe he is onto something since this doesn’t feel right, so maybe someone is trying to set her up.

Chad questions if Everett wants to get back together with Stephanie. Everett says that came out wrong and assures that he doesn’t want to get back together now because Stephane is with Chad, but that’s what he was hoping for when he thought it was a possibility. Everett tells Chad that he’s a lucky man as Stephanie is such an amazing woman. Chad agrees. Everett talks about how after he recovered, he wanted to find Stephanie and reunite, but now that he knows Stephanie and Chad are dating. Everett adds that Stephanie told him last night that they are living together which Chad questions. Stephanie informs Chad that Everett came over to their apartment before he came home. Chad points out that Stephanie didn’t tell him that part.

Ava tells Harris that Gil is arrogant, bossy, and a pain in the ass but he’s basically harmless. Harris asks if she’s sure since he just seems off. Ava assures it’s nothing she can’t handle. Harris asks if he’s being overprotective. Ava says maybe a little, but it’s nice to have somebody that has her back. Harris points out that Jada said maybe he’s a little jealous. Ava jokes with Harris about that and says Gil is the last person she would ever be attracted to. Harris calls that good to know. Ava asks if Harris came to eat, but Harris says he just came to see her. Harris reminds Ava that he made her a promise and he’s here to make good on it.

Stefan asks Gabi who would want to frame her for murder. Gabi realizes they need to get out now if this is a setup. Stefan agrees but Gabi asks what to do with the knife. Wendy and Tripp then come home. Wendy asks what’s going on and then screams when she sees Li on the floor.

Brady explains to Marlena that Stefan and Gabi were just leading him on to make him believe that they were going to make Kristen look like an unfit parent, but they just wanted her shares of DiMera so they weren’t going to help him with Rachel at all. Marlena says she’s so sorry. Brady admits that Marlena was right since she warned him about trusting them. Marlena can’t believe they lied to him like that and used a child to do it. Brady calls it shameless, but remarks that there’s nothing they won’t do to get what they want. Brady says that they say they want Kristen’s shares, but he thinks they want a majority which means they’ll be targeting someone else. Brady says he pities whoever their next victim is.

Wendy asks Tripp to help Li and questions what Gabi did to him. Gabi says they had nothing to do with this. Wendy questions why Gabi is holding the knife and why she said they needed to get rid of it. Stefan says he knows this looks bad but that Wendy is jumping to the wrong conclusion. Wendy thinks it’s pretty damn obvious that Gabi killed her brother. Tripp then announces that she didn’t, as Li is still alive!

Chad questions Stephanie not telling him that her ex-boyfriend showed up on their doorstep. Stephanie insists it’s not like she was trying not to tell him and that it was just bad timing. Everett tells Chad that it doesn’t matter since now he knows they are in a relationship, he is completely backing off. Chad apologizes for being standoffish and getting the wrong impression. Everett says he totally understands and adds that they just ran in to each other. Chad states that he seems like a very nice guy and that what happened to him is awful. Chad asks when Everett is going back to Seattle but Everett reveals that he’s actually staying in Salem.

Ava asks Harris what promise. Harris reminds her that a few weeks ago, they had a moment where they kissed but decided not to jump into anything romantic until their lives were back on track. Ava jokes that it was uncharacteristically mature of them. Harris states that he is now gainfully employed and reminds Ava that he promised to take her out to dinner when he got a job. Harris then tells Ava that he would like to set up a date with her, if she’s still interested. Harris asks if she wants to change her mind. Ava responds that she’s afraid that her job will end up being a problem because it seems like it will be all consuming and she wouldn’t want her obligations to end up hurting him. Harris insists that he knows what he’s getting in to. Harris says they both got new jobs with crazy hours but it’s not a lifetime commitment, just one dinner and jokes about possibly including dessert. Ava then agrees to the date. Harris suggests tomorrow which Ava says is perfect since it’s her day off. Harris tells her it’s a date and he’ll pick her up at 7:30. Ava suggests she just meet him at the restaurant since she has three roommates and it can get chaotic.

Stefan and Gabi thought Li was dead. Tripp confirms his pulse is weak but he’s still breathing. Wendy tells Gabi to save the act because she clearly wanted him dead. Gabi swears that she found him like this. Tripp yells to call 911 because they need to get Li to the hospital right away.

Chad questions Everett moving to Salem. Everett confirms there’s nothing left for him in Seattle since he lost Stephanie and also his job, so there was no point in staying. Chad asks why Salem. Everett assures it’s not because of Stephanie but a perfect job popped up and they hired him on the spot. Stephanie tells Chad that Everett is going to work for the Spectator. Everett admits he needed the job to start handling his medical bills since being in a coma for over a year was pretty expensive. Everett says he has an early morning, so he’s going to take off. Stephanie wishes him luck. Everett hopes that the three of them can be friends. Stephanie thinks that would be nice. Everett says he’ll see them around and walks away.

Ava asks Harris how he likes working at the police department. Harris responds that he likes it but he got off to a rocky start since he and Jada were tasked with tracking down Leo and Dimitri on Halloween night, but they got away. Ava is sure they’ll get them eventually. Harris calls it frustrating. Ava advises him not to let it trouble him too much since he’s going to be a great cop. Harris thanks her for the support. Harris then gets a text that there’s been a stabbing incident.

Gabi tells Stefan that they should go home and wait for the police to contact them, but Stefan says it’s best if they stay at the apartment so they see they have nothing to hide. Gabi asks if she should wipe the prints off the knife but Stefan says no, reminding her that it’d be tampering with evidence that makes her seem guilty. Gabi worries that she already seems guilty thanks to whoever set her up. Stefan assures her that whoever is setting her up, it’s not going to work because Li is alive and can clear her name.

Tripp and Wendy get Li on a hospital bed in the ER. Tripp tells Wendy to stay back but Wendy says he needs to know she’s there. Tripp tells her to just give them room to work. Wendy tells Li that she is right by his side. Li regains consciousness and calls out to her. Wendy tells him that he’s in the hospital but he’s going to be okay because Tripp is going to take good care of him. Li asks Wendy not to leave him. Wendy promises to stay right by his side, just like he always stayed by her side. Wendy asks if Li can tell her what happened and who did this to him. Li then flatlines and loses consciousness.

Gil returns to Ava and remarks that she and Harris looked cozy, so he hopes she didn’t let anything slip about their operation. Ava mocks him. Gil warns her that if she ever does let anything slip, she’ll be putting a target on Harris’ back along with Tripp’s. Ava assures that she knows the score. Gil tells Ava to come with him because there’s a shipment coming in and he needs her to supervise out back. Ava follows Gil out, leaving behind her phone as she receives a text from Harris, telling her to call him or Tripp before she goes home.

Chad questions Stephanie saying it would be nice for them to be friends with Everett. Stephanie says she was being polite. Chad argues that he doesn’t think it would be nice, but awkward as hell, and that it reminds him of what they just went through with Alex. Stephanie calls this totally different. Chad questions how when Alex lusted after her and so does Everett. Stephanie calls that a crude way to put it. Chad complains that they would love for him to be out of the picture, so they could make a move on her. Stephanie argues that Everett just explained that he was in a car accident and spent a year in a coma, so they could both have some compassion for him. Chad is sure Everett has been to Hell and back, but that doesn’t mean he has to be to pals with the guy, especially when he just shows up and thinks he’s still her boyfriend. Stephanie argues that he doesn’t think that while Chad points out that he just said it. Stephanie states that he apologized for that and that he misspoke. Stephanie questions why Chad is suddenly trashing Everett when he just apologized for being standoffish. Chad remarks that he was being polite. Stephanie asks if he didn’t mean it then. Chad is sorry for everything Everett has been through and he’s sure it’s been terrible, but he’s not going to be charmed by some guy who is clearly still in love with her. Stephanie responds that having someone still in love with her and that thinks she’s the most amazing woman actually feels good. Chad asks if he’s a jerk now because he doesn’t want to beg her to marry him. Stephanie argues that she understands why he doesn’t want to marry her after losing his wife in such a tragic way, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t hurt. Chad apologizes for being so hard on her about Everett and he’s sure it’s very hard for her when he’s been gone and then shows up while she was clearly once in love with him. Chad repeats that he seems like a nice guy. Stephanie responds that he is. Stephanie then declares she’s going home and walks off.

Wendy cries that this can’t be real as she thought Li was going to be okay since they were just talking. Tripp apologizes and says they did everything they can. Wendy can’t believe he’s gone and breaks down crying as Tripp hugs her.

Stefan encourages Gabi that she has nothing to worry about since he’s sure Li will clear her name. Gabi hopes he’s right but she can’t believe she thought Li was dead and she feels so bad because she could’ve got him help sooner. Stefan says it’s not her fault since she was a wreck and couldn’t feel his pulse. Gabi is glad Tripp got there when he did and got Li to the hospital. Stefan assures that things will work out. Harris then arrives. Stefan mentions hearing he’s working for the Salem Police Department now and guesses he’s here about the assault which Harris confirms. Gabi asks if Harris talked to Tripp and how Li is. Harris reveals that Li didn’t make it. Stefan asks if he’s sure. Harris confirms that he just got off the phone with the hospital. Gabi asks if Li identified his attacker before he died. Harris reveals that Li said it was Gabi. Gabi is shocked and says that’s not true. Harris then pulls out handcuffs and arrests Gabi for the murder of Li Shin.

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