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Episode #12583 ~ Nicole reacts surprisingly to Daniel's decision to work things out with her; Serena pushes Eric to move to Hawaii; Kate tries to talk Will out of writing the article about Clyde; Chad pushes Abigail away.

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Stefano: [Speaking Italian] I want every detail concerning the death of my daughter, Kristen DiMera.

Abigail: Chad, I'm sorry for just showing up like this, but after last night, I really needed to make sure things were clear between us. I do care about you, and maybe that's something that I'm always gonna feel. But when you told me how you felt, I-- Chad, can you--can you please just look at me? I'm trying to tell you something. Chad, what is wrong?

Ben: Dad.

Clyde: Hey.

Ben: What's up?

Clyde: Got a little fatherly wisdom to share. You need to be more careful with people.

Ben: What do you mean? What did Chad do now?

Clyde: Not Chad. It seems like you've got another friend who's lying to your face.

Ben: Who?

Clyde: Will Horton.

Will: That confidential info on Paul Narita? It's useless. Yes, I am focused on the Clyde Weston piece. But I've lined up some phone interviews, and I'm thinking, why should I expense a couple thousand dollars to go down to poplar bluff? [Chuckles] To take in the local ambiance and sample the possum stew?

[Knocks]

Will: [Exhales] Ah. Fine. Fine, but I'll need to talk to my husband to see when I can take that trip. And I plan on going down and back in a day, so that better be good enough.

Kate: You're taking a trip?

Will: Unfortunately. Going down to the middle-of-nowhere, Missouri, so I can write an article about your boyfriend.

Kate: Ha, that's funny, because that's exactly what I came over to talk to you about.

Xander: You said you needed me?

Victor: Yes, I'll get to that. First, tell me about the project.

Xander: It's going very well. In fact, it's near completion.

Victor: Good. I know you planned on leaving town when you concluded your business, but, uh, something has happened with Brady. It's too much to go into right now, but suffice it to say he could use a little extra help in Salem for a while. And your... skills could come in handy.

Xander: Then I will stay, Uncle Victor, for as long as you and Brady need me. Is that all?

Victor: For now. Alexandros? About that business that brought you to Salem, you said it was almost concluded. I hope that means it was successful.

Xander: Let's go somewhere more private before you give me the diamonds.

Serena: Xander, I don't-- I don't have them yet. I need another day or two. Ah! [Whispers] You're hurting me.

Xander: I know.

Serena: [Whimpers]

Xander: Absolutely. There was a bit of a complication, but I'm taking care of it.

Nicole: You are not taking Eric away from Salem. [Laughs]

Serena: [Laughs] You mean taking him away from you. My God. You still have a thing for him, don't you?

Nicole: Oh, damn it. This isn't about me or Eric. This is about you and what you are doing, and we both know what that is.

Eric: You know, I don't want to intrude, Daniel, but, you know, I was worried about the two of you, and I feel a little bit responsible.

Daniel: Why?

Eric: Well, I said some pretty terrible things.

Daniel: Well, she's done some pretty terrible things. But, you know, that's history. Our problem now is pretty much-- well, pretty much of my fault. Well, I was worried about Melanie, and Nicole got herself wrapped up in that mess, and I had taken my frustrations out on her like I had done so... many times before, and I just-- I need to stop because the truth is, I love her, and I really want it to work for us.

Eric: Me too.

Daniel: I mean, it's like we've fallen into this pattern. She keeps things from me because she thinks I'm gonna get upset.

Eric: And the more you find out, the more upset you get.

Daniel: Yeah.

Eric: I get it. You know, with Nicole, I'm afraid you're gonna have to accept that because that's the way it's always gonna be.

Serena: The only thing I'm listening to is the rantings of a jealous lunatic. [Scoffs] Stop messing with me. I will not let you destroy my life, Xander. You know damn well that we both have plenty on each other that goes way back to Africa. So trust me, if you try to ruin me, I swear to God I will take you down with me, and I will.

Nicole: Well, I am not crazy, and jealousy has nothing to do with this.

Serena: If you're not jealous, what the hell do you care what I'm doing? Actually, could you tell me what it is that I'm supposed to be doing? Because I'm curious.

Nicole: You know very well what you're doing.

Serena: Oh, I have no idea what goes on in that deluded mind of yours. What is it, did I-- did I start global warming or the demise of western civilization? I'll tell you what, if I'm that bad, just stay away from me.

Nicole: Well, it would be my pleasure.

Serena: Actually, never mind. I'll just stay away from you, because these accusations are getting very old, and I am sick of your petty drama, just like everyone else in your life.

Daniel: I'm sorry. Maybe we shouldn't be having this conversation.

Eric: Daniel, if you think that I'm trashing Nicole, I'm not, I'm absolutely not. After everything Nicole and I went through, I still care about her. Listen, I'm happy now with Serena, and I wish the same for Nicole.

Daniel: All right, well, not too long ago you weren't too keen on the two of us getting involved. Have a seat.

Eric: You know, that was very unfair. I-- you know, I blamed Nicole for everything that went wrong between us, and I hurt her very badly. So then now that I've been able to own my own mistakes and look past what happened, I remember why I fell in love with Nicole in the first place.

Daniel: Yeah. I hear you.

Eric: You know, I can understand why you wanted her in your life. And if things work out between the both of you, and that's what you both still want, then... I wish you both the best.

Daniel: Well, I appreciate your saying that.

Eric: So you think you're gonna tell Nicole that this thing with Melanie was just a big misunderstanding?

Daniel: Well, our problems aren't really about Melanie. I mean, not really. They're-- they're about, um...

Eric: Not Xander, I hope.

Xander: I have reacquired the merchandise in question...

Victor: Please. I don't want any details.

Xander: Right.

Victor: Alexandros, there was a time when you were a little boy who was utterly lost. I'm glad I was able to give your life some direction, some purpose.

Xander: You know how grateful I am, Uncle Victor. I wouldn't be the man I am today if... if I didn't have a use for a man like you. We both know that Xander Cook isn't afraid to get his hands dirty. If you could just tell me more about what...

Victor: No, you'll just do what I tell you when I tell you.

Xander: Yes, sir. I was just concerned about Brady.

Victor: Brady's problems are not your concern. Just keep your eyes open and your mouth shut. And when the time comes, be prepared to do what I ask.

Xander: Yes, sir. I am at your beck and call.

Victor: You'd better be. You know, there's more to family than just blood.

Xander: Of course. I know Daniel is like a son to you. He means just as much to you as Sonny, Brady, Philip.

Victor: If any of them need my help, I'll be there.

Xander: Me too. I would do anything for them.

[Footsteps approaching]

Maggie: Well, what are you two talking about?

Eric: Daniel, I'm sure Xander didn't know that you and Nicole were seeing each other. I mean, if he had, I'm sure he wouldn't express any interest in her.

Yeah, and he made that clear.

So why are you so concerned?

Because I'm sure if Nicole was expressing any interest, I'm sure it was only for the sole purpose of making you jealous.

No, no, no. I'm not jealous of Xander.

Okay. Then what's the problem?

Maybe I'm not convinced she's over you.

[Sighs] You think I'm manufacturing drama? Wait till you see the drama from his family when you try to take Eric away from Salem.

[Laughs] You mean away from you. I know this is hard to fathom, but... he dumped you, honey. It's over. You're just hanging on by the tips of your claws, and everyone sees it: Eric, his family, even the man that you've supposedly moved on with. And Daniel's not the type of person to come in second. Shut up. Truth hurts, does it? Go on, keep lying to yourself and everyone else while you're at it, because the more you attack me, the more Daniel sees that you're still stuck on my man. You'll lose him, too. What are you talking about? Why would will lie to me? He told you he wanted my number because of a surprise for Kate. - Right? - Right. Well, turns out the surprise was on me. Your pal will is gonna write an article about me for his magazine. Why didn't he just tell me the truth? Because the little snake in the grass knew it was the last thing I'd want him do. Clyde already told me that he wasn't happy with me doing this article on him, and I told him, "too bad." Nice that he sends you to do his bidding. That's not what this is about. No? No. Clyde Weston is a very private man. Honey, what are you even gonna name this article, "up from poplar bluff"? I mean, what kind of general appeal do you think an article like that would have? You seem to find him interesting enough. Well, sweetie, I'm not your average reader, now, am I? Besides, don't you have more important things to do? Like what? Like hanging on to your husband. Chad. Um... I'm sorry.

Abigail: Will you tell me what's going on? I can't.

[Clears throat] I don't even really know. Well, if this is about the other day... it's not. I have a lot to do, so I would appreciate it if you could just say whatever you came here to say and go home. Chad, listen, if there's something wrong, I'd like to... you'd like to do what? What, do you think you can just wave a magic wand and make everything okay again? Why the hell are you even here?

Grandma, believe me, I am very focused on fixing my marriage, but I still have a job to do.

[Sighs] Really? Do you think this article on Clyde Weston is really going to impress your bosses? Honey, the first piece you did was turned into a Hollywood movie. Then the one about Paul made national headlines. I think this article would be a bit of a letdown, don't you? Look, it was not my idea. Well, then whose was it? Zoe Browning. Really? Wow. In all my years of editing, I would never have given that assignment to... someone like me? Don't put words in my mouth. I was gonna say "to anyone." It's not just an article, you know. It's a cover piece. And I admit that at first I didn't think it was a very good idea either. But after talking to Clyde, I have a feeling that I'm gonna find plenty of things to write about. I don't understand why will would want to write an article about you for his magazine.

No offense, but...

None taken. I agree. It doesn't make much sense. But I must have piqued Will Horton's interest for some reason.

Dad, I never said a word to him about you.

I believe you, son. But this article won't be highlighting the fine array of entertainment at my establishment in Branson. You know what I mean?

Yeah. What do you think he's gonna write about?

I've read the boy's work. He digs deep. That won't stop with me. But I'm guessing he'll be wanting to question you about your life before you got to Salem. I'd never tell him anything. I should hope not. You and I both know there's... some things that happened after you left poplar bluff and before you got here that you don't want anybody reading about in a magazine, much less your girlfriend, Abigail. I didn't mean to upset you, Chad.

[Phone rings]

Where are you?

Safely out of sight.

Is Abigail still with you?

Mm-hmm.

Stefano: I am still waiting for more information from my people in Italy about your sister's death, you know. I see.

Stefano: It is still imperative that you tell no one else in Salem what has happened. Do you understand?

Xander: I do.

Who was that?

Victor: My nephew and I were just discussing business opportunities for him here in Salem. Oh. Thank you, Alexandros. Wait. Xander, once Brady gets back home, I'd like to have you over for dinner. I mean, assuming you're still going to be in town and you can get away from "the business."

I'll plan on it. Thank you so much for the invitation. That's very kind.

Of course. We're family. We'll be in touch. Well, I think you and I have some catching up to do.

You know, Daniel, if... Nicole and I were able to be honest all along, then things might have been different. But you know she's being honest when she says she's over me.

You know, when I saw her earlier, there's not a doubt in my mind. But there's still doubt in yours.

[Sighs] You know what? This really isn't your problem. And you shouldn't have to reassure me, and I'm sorry I put you in that position. No. It's okay. I understand. I also understand why you'd be conflicted about getting involved with Nicole. But let me tell you, there is one thing that I know about Nicole. It's her ability to love. She just--sometimes she wants everything to happen fast. Or she panics that it won't happen at all.

[Both chuckle] Yeah.

Daniel: Yeah. You know what I've learned lately is that you can't change people. Making a relationship work, you just got to accept the person and who they are. Right. Stating the obvious, huh? Well, sometimes it helps to, uh, state the obvious. Listen, I hope everything works out, you know, with Nicole...

Yeah.

And Melanie. But listen, also, I'll let you know as soon as I hear from my mom.

All right, I'll do the same when I talk to Mel. Watch out. You're welcome.

Thanks.

Thank you. Daniel and I are absolutely none of your business. Oh. Kind of like Eric and I are none of yours. Whatever we decide about our future, all you need to know is that you won't be a part of it. You don't get a say in what we do. And if you have an opinion, we don't give a damn, because you just don't matter to us. Understand? You have no idea how wrong you are about that, bitch.

If you think that you can come over here and convince me not to write that article, it isn't gonna happen. So you can go back and you can report to your boyfriend that he can look for it in the next issue. I'll even send him a free copy.

[Clears throat] Now, do you really think you're going to be able to do this article without his cooperation? It would be easier if he'd go on record, yes. But if he doesn't, then I'll figure something out. Why are you so determined to do this? I told you, I don't have a choice. Of course you have a choice. Go to Zoe Browning and tell her, "No." And you think that's gonna stop her from just getting someone else to write it? She doesn't want a fluff piece. She wants someone to dig until they hit rock bottom. And the more dirt that they find, the better. And if they don't find any, does that mean they just make it up along the way? Of course not. Clyde seemed to think that I was I was gonna do a hatchet job, but I'm strictly about the facts. And I will certainly take into account that you are a friend of his. Just the way Abigail is a friend of yours and your family, and still that didn't stop you. That was my very first piece. I wanted to make a name for myself, and I gave Zoe way too much editorial control. I have learned a lot since then. And you saw what I did with that piece on Paul Narita. We knew that that would make or break his legacy. Okay. Yes, you made him a national hero. Yeah. Wish I could take that back. Why does Zoe want you to do this article on Clyde? I don't know. She didn't tell me. Was it her idea? I don't know. I know that she just got promoted and now she's head of operations. I also heard that the ownership changed hands for Sonix a couple weeks ago. It changed hands?

Will: Well, I mean, it's a private company. Nobody really knows. All I know is that I've been given an assignment to give the world an up close and personal account of Clyde Weston, and that's what I intend to do. I'll talk to will, okay? No. Why don't you let it be? It might already be taken care of anyway, so there's no sense getting you involved. I just wanted to remind you, be careful who you trust.

[Suspenseful music]

Abigail, I'm sorry that I lost it like that on you. I just have a lot on my mind. Why don't you want to tell me who called? It was business. And none of mine, I get it. I know you are trying to help, but I am under a lot of pressure.

And I... I'm just making it worse. Yeah, one of my talents, as you once pointed out. I mean, we should just talk about this later... about what? Last night, I told you exactly how I felt about you. And you just ran out of here right back to Ben. Right? Yes. Well, then unless I'm missing something, you and I don't have anything else to talk about. You okay?

Chad: Or do we?

[Suspenseful music]

I felt bad about the way we left things. Why? I told you last night I cared about you. As a friend. I meant that. You and I both know we can never be more than that. And I didn't know that it would affect you like this, Chad. What? Well, I mean, you're so upset, and I... are you joking? Did you honestly think that when you walked in here that it was, what, it was all about you? Ben.

Hey.

Hey. You want to grab a coffee and catch up? I just had time for "hi."

[Dramatic music]

No, not as soon as you can. Now.

Well, somebody means business.

Thank you. I usually do.

[Sighs] I just came from meeting with will. Well, I hope you gave him my best. Of course I did. And that you then convinced him I'm the most boring guy in the world and that people would rather read the tax code than an article about me. Well, will was assigned that article. It wasn't his idea. But I have a feeling I know exactly who's behind it. Of course Brady didn't know I was having him watched, for his own safety. Of course. I just felt it was important for him to take care of this on his own. I had no idea Melanie would be involved in any way. Go on. I would never have allowed her to be put in harm's way. Nor Marlena, nor Theresa for that matter, god help me. I just wish the Italian authorities had the good sense to lock up that idiot and lose the key. Victor, I know how hard it's been for you to let Brady deal with this without your interference or your help. I mean, you did it because you love him. And maybe you're starting to realize that you-- you can't shield him from the world. I never tried to, never said I could. Yeah, but you've always been there to run to his rescue. See, in the program, it's important to experience the natural consequences of your own choices. Brady is ready for that. Yes, well, I'm afraid he has some other consequences that he has to face, ready or not. And he's gonna need all the help he can get. I was hoping I'd run into you. You just saw me. Hmm. It doesn't matter. I love you. I love you, too. Guess what. What? I am almost finished with my project. That's great. You know what? We should celebrate. Why don't we go to dinner? You know, chez rouge is really... how do you feel about Hawaiian food? Well, I love it. And if you're talking about pineapple pizza, you know, Salem's not exactly... I wasn't talking about Salem. I got a job offer in Honolulu. I mean, we could be having dinner in Waikiki by next week. So what do you say to moving there with me?

[Sighs] Eric deserves to know the truth, doesn't he? I owe him that much. I don't even know what the truth really is. I can't just say I heard Serena having a shady conversation with Xander about god knows what, and she'll deny it, and I'll look like a jackass. Sorry.

[Sighs] She will win again. I want to help you, Nicole, in any way that I can. Thank you, but there's really no need. Okay. You know where to find me. Look, I hope things work out for you and Daniel. He's very special to my uncle Victor. Special? Victor thinks he walks on water. Yeah, well, maybe he is a saint, but he's not the only special one here. You deserve good things, Nicole. I hope you get them. Xander, on the other hand, might be persuaded to be a little more forthcoming. But how would Daniel feel about that? What you thinking about? You.

No, I-- of course I didn't think it was all about me... yes, you did. You assumed, as soon as you saw me upset, that it was about you, just like you did when you crashed my dinner with Zoe browning, just like you always do. Okay. That's not fair at all. I care about you, Chad, and I want to know what's wrong. Well, I don't want you to know because it's none of your damn business. Now, will you go?

[Dramatic music]

[Clears throat] I don't really give a damn whose idea it was. I just don't like it. I understand that. But if the article is going to be written regardless, the least I can do is monitor it. Yeah. Or control it. Okay, so I wasn't gonna put it that way.

[Chuckles] All right. So who wanted will to write about me? Well, his editor, Zoe browning, gave him the assignment, gave him the assignment to write the article. But he also said that he thinks that the magazine was sold recently. To? That's a mystery to him. But you're gonna find out. Well, I do know there is one interested party, someone who has a history of publishing acquisitions, and that would be Victor Kiriakis. Why are you being so cryptic? Brady will have to explain it to you. Complicated? And then some. I know Brady appreciates your support through this very difficult year. But he also is gonna be very grateful if you take a step back and know when it's time to stop managing the people that you love. My god. Why would I do that? Sonny, Justin, Brady, Daniel, they're all a mess. What would happen to this family if I left it up to them?

[Laughs] Oh, Victor. Everyone's gonna be just fine. Oh. Glad I found you. You are? Yeah. I just-- I just want to let you know that Melanie's okay. So is Brady. That's great. What exactly happened? Or is that something else that you can't tell me? Hawaii? We've talked about this, Eric. I mean, you knew that I was applying for other positions and that I was hoping you'd be able to come with me. I know, it's just-- it's just so far, and it's happening so soon. I just-- I mean, Hawaii. I know, a photographer's paradise, and we could get a house at the beach and... yeah. It sounds amazing. - Congrats on the job. - Thank you. It's just, I don't have any idea what's going on with my mom. You know, until she gets home and I know she's all right, I just--I can't leave Salem. You call or text or visit anytime you like. Yeah. I know that. I just-- I don't understand. I mean, why are you in such a hurry to leave? Well, it's not that I don't want to share it. I just don't know the whole story yet. Ah. I see. But what I do know is, last night I came to apologize, and I wound up doing the complete opposite, and I'm sorry. Hey. That's usually my line.

[Both chuckle] I was just worried about Melanie, and I took it out on you, and that was-- that was really wrong. I'm hoping we could move past that and start again, if--if you'll accept my apology.

[Dramatic music]

Kiriakis knows better than to make an enemy of me again. You're so sure of yourself. Yeah. I am.

[Phone rings]

Sorry. Hello. Ah. And you're absolutely sure that information is accurate? All right. Thank you. Let me guess. You just found out who bought Sonix magazine. Stefano DiMera. Salute.

Salute. Ah. I must leave Salem before anyone suspects that I am here. But you just got here. Well, there is an important matter that I must deal with in person. Chad, you have lost so much in your young life, hmm? You need to grieve for your sister. But at the same time, you must now focus your energies on the task at hand. I will. I promise. I won't let you down. Well, the job starts soon, and I was hoping to, you know, get settled in. But we don't-- we don't have to go right this minute. Don't you have other applications out? I mean, do you have to answer them today? I mean, I guess I can put them off for a few days. Good. Serena, you are so talented. You could have your pick of jobs. I mean, Hawaii, that would be great. But something closer would be even better for me. I understand. So I guess we'll just see how this pans out. Yeah, listen, I'm glad that we don't have to make a decision right away. Well, no. And I'm very proud of you. You know nothing makes me happier than having you here in my life. I feel exactly the same way.

[Sighs] What? No flowers this time?

[Chuckles] Okay. Hold on. Hold on. Dinner instead, huh?

[Sighs] You know what, Daniel? We can't start over. What? Why not? What-- because I said no, as in hell, no!

[Suspenseful music]

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