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Episode #13190 ~ Abigail accuses Stefan of trying to stir up trouble between her and Chad; Lani feels guilty as J.J. continues to think he's going to be a father; Abe learns surprising news; Gabi questions Eli when she finds Lani's earring in his room.
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Lani: I'm sorry I had to hang up on you yesterday. Jj interrupted me and I freaked out.
Kayla: He heard you mention the pregnancy.
Lani: And he assumes he's the father.
Eric: Thank you for agreeing to have our session here rather than at my office. You know, I'm just trying to keep an eye on the place for my dad.
Jj: Oh, no, man, works for me. Especially if I can get some bacon and eggs, and a short stack.
Eric: Wow, got your appetite back. That's a good sign.
Jj: [Sighs] I haven't felt this good in a very long time.
Eric: I gather something's happened since we last met.
Jj: You could say that. Quit my job. And lani's having my baby.
Gabi: [Snorts] You're staring.
Eli: You're beautiful. Last night was incredible.
Gabi: Remind me again what that was. [Laughs]
Eli: Well... it went something like this.
Gabi: Oh, yeah, I--i definitely remember that.
Eli: And then there was this.
Gabi: Yeah, I remember that one. Mm-hm.
Eli: And this? And then I--
GabI: Stop talking.
Valerie: You've barely touched your breakfast, honey.
Abe: Yeah, I'm not hungry.
Valerie: Well, you got to eat, babe. You need to take care of yourself so you can take care of your son.
Abe: My son. The idea of leaving him alone in that clinic for a year...
Valerie: I know it's hard, honey. You miss him and worry, but it's not forever, and theo will come back, healthy and strong.
Abe: Or I could resign as mayor and move to south africa with him.
Chad: Theo, what's going on, my-- [Clears throat] What the hell are you doing here?
[Sweeping orchestral music]
Male announcer: Like sands through the hourglass, so are the "days of our lives."
Jj: It all kind of hit me when eli returned my gun. It's the weight of it in my hand. I realized that I never want to be put in that position again. Putting someone's life on the line.
Eric: Cops also do a lot of good.
Jj: It's not for me. Not anymore. I'm gonna find another way to make my mark. Gotta figure it out quick, since I have a kid on the way.
Eric: Yeah, being a father-- that's a huge responsibility.
Jj: Mm-hm. Can't wait. What better purpose can I have than helping to raise a happy, healthy child?
Eric: And lani? I mean, per our last session, you said you felt like she was pulling away. I mean, now that she's pregnant, how does she feel about all this?
Jj: Well, the truth is, you know, at first, she was considering an abortion.
Lani: When I called you yesterday, I had decided to have an abortion. But then jj--he was so excited. The look on his face...
Kayla: So you didn't tell him the truth?
Lani: To see jj so happy and looking towards the future after all he's been through... I couldn't take that away from him.
Kayla: But lani, it's a lie.
Stefan: I just wanted to, uh, know my nephew before he leaves for south africa. I hope that we get much more acquainted when you return.
Chad: Yeah, assuming you'll still be in salem a year from now.
Stefan: Where else would I be?
Abigail: I'm really glad that you got a chance to meet theo, but we would really appreciate having some time with him.
Stefan: Of course, of course. Thanks for the game.
Stefan: When you get back, we'll be sure and take the time to finish one.
Theo: Yeah, I'd like that.
Chad: Can you believe this ass? He doesn't care about theo, or--or family. No offense, theo.
Theo: So you don't like him?
Chad: How was his game? You were killing him, I bet.
Theo: He'S.... really good, actually. He's--
Chad: Yeah, okay, but better than me?
Abigail: Chad, stop, okay? Just remember we're supposed to be playing nice.
Chad: Oh, that's right. Sorry, I'd rather be cage-fighting him instead.
Abigail: No, sorry, okay? We're going to stick to the plan because we gotta keep stuff in close because we think he might be the one who's sabotaging dimera.
Theo: He seems nice. I mean, do you really think he's responsible?
Chad: Yeah, I think he's the reason why you got shot.
Abigail: It's okay.
Valerie: Of course you want to be there for theo. I just thought because you had so much family that was willing to step in that you were-- that you were comfortable with the arrangement.
What are we going to do without our mayor? What am I going to do without you?
Abe: You'll come with me.
Valerie: You really mean that?
Abe: Yeah. I do. Come.
Valerie: [Sighs] Well, this reminds me of when I wanted to move back to dc and you didn't want me to leave.
Abe: Yeah, you were adamant. You didn't want to be away from your son. Now I understand that. Yeah, and lucky for me, eli came here.
Valerie: I would miss you so much, but if you need to be there with-- with theo, I-- I understand, and I'll be right here, waiting for you to get back.
Abigail: Well, we don't really have proof that stefan is responsible for the sabotage--
Chad: Not yet, we don't--
Abigail: It's just a strong suspicion.
Chad: You know what? Let's just not-- let's not worry about stefan. Let's just--let's focus on your therapy, so you can come home.
Abigail: Are you excited?
Theo: UM... I wasn't at first, but I researched the clinical trial, and I kind of like being a part of something that'll help other people.
Chad: You gonna miss us? Just a little bit?
Theo: Every day.
Abigail: Well how about this? Once we get the company back on track, why don't we fire up the jet and come visit you?
Theo: Sounds great.
Abigail: Mm-hm. Okay, well I love you.
Theo: I love you too.
Abigail: Take care of yourself.
[Warm orchestral music]
I'm gonna head back to the office. I just want to make sure there's no fires to put out. Okay, bye.
Theo: Sounds like you should get back to the office, too.
Chad: Theo, that company will never be more important to me than you.
Jj: I went to see lani, um... she was on the phone, telling her doctor that she made a decision about her pregnancy.
Eric: By "decision," you mean she was going to not have the baby without telling you she was pregnant.
Lani: Jj thought the reason I hadn't told him about the pregnancy was because I was afraid that he was unstable and couldn't handle it.
Kayla: That wasn't it at all.
Jj: With everything that had been going on, my serious depression about her brother, us not being back together, lani didn't want to put any more pressure on me.
Eric: She told you that?
Jj: She didn't need to. Lani and I love each other. What other reason would there be for her not to want to have the baby?
Gabi: I think you might be making me into a morning person.
Eli: Well, the morning's still young.
Gabi: Yeah, but I gotta get to work, so...
Eli: Wait, wait, wait. Come--come here.
Gabi: What's up?
Eli: Woman, you are burning up.
Gabi: What? NO.
Eli: Yes, you are, and you're gonna have to call in sick to work. I need to take care of you. Repeatedly.
Gabi: I have to get going.
Eli: Well, maybe tonight, I can take you out to dinner, wine you, dine you, and then I can pick up where I am about to leave off.
Gabi: No, no, no, no, no, no. The only dining I'm gonna be doing is takeout to my office.
Eli: Oh. You'll find time for the man that's crazy about you, right?
Gabi: I'll make time.
[Intriguing synth music]
Gabi: Um... I don't--I don't suppose this is yours?
Eli: It's lani'S.
Abe: You know, the truth be told, I floated the idea of moving to cape town with theo, and he told me that salem needed me as mayor, which is his way of saying he doesn't want me there.
Valerie: Oh. That sounds like theo wants to own his life.
Abe: I need to respect that.
Valerie: We'll visit him as often as possible.
Abe: Have I told you lately how grateful I am to have you in my life?
Valerie: And have I told you how grateful I am that the mayor is going to be sticking around?
Lani: Jj painted this amazing picture of the future we could have with the baby and how important family is. I tried telling him that timing was bad with my job and goals and everything, but did you know that he quit the force?
Kayla: He quit?
Lani: The whole thing with theo... he's done with being a cop. And now he's all about having the time to raise this baby with me.
[Quiet dramatic music] And he would be a really-- a really great dad.
Kayla: Except the child isn't his.
Lani: Well, maybe jj doesn't have to know.
Eli: Lani was here christmas eve. She must have lost it then.
Gabi: That's right. Crazy night.
Eli: Yeah, well, um... she was upset that she saw you with jj.
Gabi: And you were a good friend to her?
Eli: Not such a good dude, though. I--I mean, gabi, look. I slammed you for sleeping with jj when nothing happened. I'm sorry, again.
Gabi: Well, I'm sorry. I see one earring and I jump to the worst possible conclusion, when I get it. Nothing happened, same with me and jJ.
Eli: Gabi... you're the only woman for me.
Theo: I know one thing you won't miss while I'm away: Me kicking your ass in chess.
Chad: Stop it now. About that... I had these specially made so you and I can keep our matches going. They also have video capabilities so you and I can-- yeah, can stay in touch. No matter how far away you are, you and I are always going to be close, okay?
Theo: This is a pretty awesome thank-you. Now, hopefully, I'll still be able to get some of that chad advice.
Chad: Man, you are gonna get it, whether you want it or not.
Theo: Cool. I mean, I don't really always make the best choices, like when I didn't tell you I was working with kate.
Chad: Hey, you were just trying to help.
Theo: Well, I could help with stefan. You know, I could hack into his devices and I could--
Chad: Stop, stop. No, absolutely not, all right? The only thing you should be focused on is walking again, and besides, your dad would kill me.
Theo: Well, maybe you're wrong about him.
Chad: I'm not.
Theo: I mean, he was telling me how happy he was to find out he was part of the family.
Chad: Yeah, well, so he could steal my company out from underneath me.
Theo: Well, he said that him taking over as ceo was what's best for the company and the family.
Chad: Theo, stefan is only interested in what is good for stefan.
Abigail: Today's press releases, as ordered. I, uh, changed your favorite color to plaid and your favorite sport to bobbing for apples.
Stefan: Brilliant. Abigail. Tell me you didn't come all the way into work just for this.
Abigail: You said it was important.
Stefan: Well, so is saying a proper goodbye to theo.
Abigail: We talked. It's fine. Chad is still with him.
Stefan: He wasn't very happy to see me, was he?
Abigail: Just surprised.
Stefan: Well, I--I didn't mean to pry. Theo seems like a good kid.
Abigail: He's the best.
Stefan: Chad's very protective of him.
Abigail: Well, they're very close, and the chess game is just-- the competition between them is crazy. [Laughs]
Abigail: They have a lot of really great conversations and jokes and chad is just really gonna miss him.
Stefan: Nothing, just... you light up when you talk about chad. Love him very much, don't you?
Abigail: He's my husband. Of course I do.
Stefan: [Quietly] Sure.
Abigail: He's very kind and generous, protective, and roman-- the man is practically perfect.
Stefan: Maybe not so much when he decided to move on with another woman so quickly after you died.
Eric: Jj, if lani considered ending the pregnancy without telling you... it does help that both parents are on the same page.
Jj: She is. We are. I talked about family, and how important it is and how much I love her, and how committed I am to raising this baby with her.
Eric: Okay, but no pressure.
Jj: I told her I would give her all the time she needed to think about it, but she didn't need time. We're having a baby. [Laughs]
Eric: You know, you went through something really traumatic when you shot theo, and now you quit your job. I just don't want you to cling on to the idea of fatherhood just to fill some sort of void.
Jj: There's no void. Eric, the way I see it, this baby is a blessing and a sign that lani and i are meant to be together, and it's going to be amazing. I'm sorry. I have to cut this short. I have to get to the hospital and say goodbye to theo.
Eric: Hey, I got it.
Jj: [Faintly] Thank you.
Eric: I'll see you next time.
Jj: Sure thing. Thank you.
Eric: You got it.
[Melancholy piano music]
Kayla: Passing another man's child off as jj's baby is a very serious matter.
Lani: I get that, but the other man is in love with someone else, and the last thing that he would want to hear is that I'm pregnant.
Kayla: But jj knows the last time that he slept with you was on your birthday, so if he does the math...
Lani: Since when do men even know anything about women's cycles? It's either "that time of the month" or it's not. I'll just say the baby's late.
Kayla: And when that baby doesn't look anything like jj? What then?
Lani: Well, maybe the baby will look like me. I'm light-skinned and the father is... look, genetically, it's all a crapshoot anyway, right?
Kayla: You have answers to all these questions right now, and that seems like it's enough, but you need to think of the long-term consequences, about how every day, week, year, you are gonna have to look the man that you love in the face and lie to him. Are you prepared to do that?
Valerie: Hey, babe.
Eli: Oh, no.
Valerie: Mm-hm. This for you.
Eli: Thanks. What's the occasion?
Valerie: Uh, my son is dating a major player in the fashion world and I think he needs to step up his style game just a bit.
Eli: Basic works just fine.
Valerie: Oh, please. You are your mother's son. There's nothing basic about you, especially if you go with... this one, or maybe this one.
Eli: [Laughs] Great. Mom, let me tell you, if gabi doesn't like the way I look, I'm blaming you.
Valerie: Oh, if she finds any fault with you at all, you send her right to me, and I will set her straight. Now try them on, so we can get to the hospital and say goodbye to theo.
Chad: I don't want you worried about dimera enterprises, okay?
Chad: I want you focused on your rehab. I want you coming home. I--I want you focused because when you get home, we're going to have ourselves a blowout, okay? We're gonna throw a party. Uncle chad's gonna hire a band. We're gonna dance. You're gonna be able to flex those moves, all right?
Theo: I wasn't much of a dancer before I got shot.
Chad: Well, that's-- it's probably the genes from this side of the family, but I'll tell you what. When I'm with abby, no one seems to notice.
Theo: Yeah, 'cause everyone's looking at abby.
Chad: Yeah. Can you blame them?
Theo: I mean, I'm, uh... I'm glad you guys are so happy.
Chad: I know how lucky I am. Hey, and you are too. Hey, you have a lot to come home to.
Theo: I know.
Chad: Look at me. You're an amazing kid. Everything is going to be fine. It's all going to work out, I promise you. I'm gonna miss the hell out of you.
[Heartfelt string music]
Abigail: Obviously, I didn't die, but since chad thought that I did, it's only fair that he should move on with his life.
Stefan: Yeah, but with your best friend? And then it happened again when you were very much alive. Oh, look who it is! The woman of the hour. Gabi, please, please, come in. What can I do for you?
Gabi: I just wanted to say thank you for the welcome flowers.
Stefan: Yes, yes, of course. We, uh, we expect great things from you and gabi chic.
Gabi: I intend to deliver. I'm sorry, was I interrupting?
Abigail: No, no, no. I was actually just gonna come and welcome you and say I'm really excited that you're going to be working with me and chad, um, and I was working on a press release, but I--I think it'd be really great if we came up with something together.
Gabi: Oh, I'm sure what you have is great, but yeah, I'd love to.
Abigail: Well, I'll come by, and I'll see you in a few. Welcome.
[Faint string music]
Stefan: You are truly an evolved soul. I mean, to be that friendly with the woman who had sex with your husband... hey allergy muddlers.
Jj: I'm glad that's going back in the box. Chess isn't exactly my game.
Theo: I mean, I could teach you sometime. When I get back, I mean.
Jj: Theo, I'm so sorry.
Theo: Please, stop saying that, jj, okay? I'm just as accountable as you are for what happened.
Jj: I know this won't change anything, but... I turned in my badge.
Theo: Lani told me. You sure that's what you want? I mean, my sister said you were a really good cop.
Jj: Maybe I was, but, uh, it's not for me. Not anymore. Besides, I, uh... have better things in my future. More important.
Lani: It's not like I wanna lie to jj, but he's so vulnerable right now, and to tell him the truth...
Kayla: Look, I understand that you want to protect jj, and the truth will be a blow, absolutely, but you need to think of the long-term consequences here. I mean, if that child ever becomes ill, or needs a medical procedure, jj is gonna find out the truth, and that you lied to him.
Lani: It's a chance I'll have to take.
Kayla: And what about the biological father? Doesn't he have a right to know his own flesh and blood? This decision, the consequences, the repercussions, are so much bigger than this moment. Lani, you need to think long and hard before you choose to live a lie.
[Faint chime music]
Chad: Hey. If it isn't the, uh, the fashion mogul herself.
Gabi: [Laughs] Well, I feel more like a fashion gnome, but yes, it's exciting.
Chad: It is. Look at this. Congratulations.
Gabi: Accepted. What's, uh--what's that look? That look.
Chad: Um, I just had to say goodbye to theo.
Gabi: You're gonna miss getting your ass kicked in chess.
Chad: You have no idea.
Gabi: At least he's gonna be surrounded with family while he recovers.
Chad: Yeah, well, just 'cause someone's family, doesn't mean they can be trusted.
Gabi: And now we're talking about stefan, right?
Chad: What do you, uh, what are your thoughts on it?
Gabi: Well, you can ask him, because I told him exactly what I think about him.
Chad: Oh, you did? I'm afraid to ask.
Gabi: We got off on the wrong foot.
Chad: That's not hard to do.
Gabi: That idiot thinks I came to work at dimera to be around you.
[Soft harp music]
Abigail: You've done your homework.
Stefan: When I see something, or someone, I'm interested in, I make sure that I understand every possible angle.
Abigail: Mm. So you're a stalker.
Stefan: It's just research.
Abigail: Okay, well, my relationship with my husband is personal, and it has no bearing on this company.
Stefan: Right, but personal always tends to get messy, and it always spills over into the workplace.
Abigail: Maybe for you, but for chad and I, we intend to keep our private life private.
Stefan: You might, uh, find that to be difficult with his ex-girlfriend in the building.
Abigail: Are you done?
Stefan: Come on, come on. Gabi could've gone to-- to basic black, but she chose dimera instead.
Abigail: Yeah, because we offered her a more lucrative deal.
Stefan: Or because chad's here.
Abigail: Nope. She wanted to work with kate.
Stefan: Or her ex with the pretty blue eyes.
Abigail: [Scoffs] Gabi is a genius at business, and she chose dimera because it was what was best for her company.
Stefan: Yeah, that's what she says, but are you convinced that she still doesn't have feelings for your husband?
Abigail: Why are you trying to make trouble?
Theo: So you already found something else you want to do besides being a cop?
Jj: Let's just say the future is looking very bright, and it is for you, too. I know how strong you are. You'll be walking and home again in no time.
Theo: Yeah, in a year.
Jj: Family's really going to miss you.
Theo: Um, can I ask you a favor?
Jj: Name it.
Theo: Well, my sister acts like she's all tough, but you'll be there to watch over her, right?
Jj: That is job one, theo. You have my word.
[Faint guitar music]
And not that you need any extra motivation to come home, but your sister and I are expecting a big change in our lives. I want you to be a part of it.
Theo: What, uh-- what kind of change?
Lani: If you had seen the joy on jj's face when he learned that I was pregnant, and the baby's real father... the truth would destroy his relationship.
Kayla: You think that you are protecting people by keeping this secret, but this lie could blow up, and if--no, when--that happens, think of all the lives that will never, never be the same, including your own child.
Lani: [Snorts] I'm--I'm just trying to do what's best for everyone.
Kayla: Then you will think about what I said.
Lani: I will.
Kayla: Um... I wrote you a prescription for prenatal vitamins. So, uh... whatever you decide, you want this baby to stay healthy.
Eli: I cannot believe you still buy clothes for me.
Valerie: You know I love this.
Eli: Yeah, well, I am an adult now, mom. Got the detective badge to prove it.
Valerie: Mm-hm, and the girlfriend too, huh? Maybe even a serious one.
Eli: Well, I hope so, although I did almost blow it.
Valerie: What you talking about, eli? What did you do?
[Haunting string music]
Stefan: Making trouble's the last thing I want. My goal for this company is to make it stronger, and having an ex-girlfriend in the mix threatens that.
Abigail: Yeah, well, so could stirring up problems where there aren't any.
Stefan: So you don't have any worries about your husband's relationship with gabi?
Abigail: I faked my death, and chad was lost, he was alone, and gabi helped him through that, and I'm really glad that she did.
Stefan: But maybe not so glad that your husband fell in love with her?
Abigail: Okay, yeah, you know what? To be honest, that was hard, but we have worked through that, and chad and I have never been happier.
Chad: Stefan actually said that-- that, uh, that you just came to dimera because of me?
Gabi: I don't know. He did some research, he pieced together some information. He thinks he knows what he's talking about. Yes, I was your girlfriend. That was in the past, and we are way over that. The three of us--you, abigail, and I--we are friends.
Chad: Yes, we are, and grateful for that. And you know, there was a-- there was a lot of hard days, you know, when I lost abby, and you were-- you were there to help me through them, so... I'll always appreciate that.
Abigail: I practically pushed chad and gabi together both times, but since then, chad and I have realized that we love each other and we are going to spend the rest of our lives together.
Stefan: Okay, well, that's-- that's good to know.
Stefan: And chad came back because he loves you, and not just for the sake of the child?
Abigail: [Scoffs] You are a piece of work.
Stefan: I--no, I'm just putting the puzzle pieces together here. You and chad are ecstatically happy and gabi'S... fine with everything.
Abigail: Yeah, she is.
Stefan: No, I--I love your confidence. I'm just saying that, uh, gabi certainly pitched a fit when she found out she wouldn't be working with chad.
Abigail: You know what? She pitched a fit specifically because she didn't want to work with you.
Stefan: Probably right.
Abigail: Okay, just stop, will you? Because you don't know us. There's nothing going on between chad and gabi except friendship, and we're all friends, and nothing's really gonna change that.
[Uneasy orchestral music]
[Ethereal chimes sound]
Kayla: Ah, thank you.
Kayla: So, this how it's going to be? Roman's just going to be out gallivanting around with, uh, romancing anna, and leave you here?
Eric: [Laughs] Dad's got an ear-to-ear grin. There's no way I'm getting in the way of that. I just wish she would lose the ashes.
Kayla: Doesn't she know that three's a crowd? But look at this place. I mean, how are you managing it with your other responsibilities and work and everything?
Eric: Well, jj got counseling, side of pancakes. He didn't mind the arrangement.
Kayla: Yeah, how is jj?
Eric: Well, as a counselor, I can't tell you that. But you can get that.
Kayla: Trust me, I do.
Eli: Gabi is the best thing that's happened to me in a long time, but I screwed up, and it's not like I meant to hurt her, but if she ever found out...
[Quiet dramatic music]
Valerie: What? Eli, what did you do?
Eli: I slept with lani.
Jj: Hey, hey. Were you on your way to see theo?
Lani: Yeah, uh, I was just with kayla.
Jj: How is everything? The baby?
Lani: All good.
Jj: All right. That's what I like to hear. Ah, the sexiest baby mama ever, and I hope you know I'm gonna tell you that every single day-- maybe every hour.
Lani: Jj, um... there's something I need to tell you.
Jj: Okay, but i gotta go first. I have a confession to make. I hope you're not upset.
Lani: Okay, what?
Jj: Look, I know, because it's still early, you--you wanted to wait before you told anybody, but, well, with news like this, I had to tell theo. I couldn't help myself. Look, I told him we're having a baby!
Abe: You... and jj are having a baby?
[Dramatic synth music]
Gabi: Yeah, well, I mean, you helped me through some rough times, too. The island. I didn't think we were going to survive that. You helped me realize we were going to get back to arianna, and we did.
Chad: But I know that when abby and I got back together, it was, um--it was hurtful, and I'm still sorry for that.
Gabi: I'm not going to lie, it was painful, but... I'm over it now.
Chad: I know. Eli--he's a lucky man.
Gabi: Yeah, well, you're damn lucky to have abigail.
Chad: Damn right I am. Friends? Deal?
Gabi: For life.
[Dramatic synth music]
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