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Episode #13954 ~ Jack conveys the truth to Gwen. Jake has an offer for Kate; Kate and Laura cross paths. Gabi turns to Xander. Philip gives his letter of resignation to Victor.

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[Uneasy music]

Philip: Dad, you're back.

Victor: You noticed.

Philip: When did you get home?

Victor: Late last night. After some exhausting negotiations with our business associates in philadelphia, the last thing I wanted was to sleep in a hotel.

Philip: So, how'd the meeting go? Are we off the hook with the mob?

Gabi: Knock-knock.

Xander: Gabi hernandez. I heard you were back in town.

Gabi: That's gabriella dimera to you.

Xander: My mistake. What can I do for you?

Gabi: It's not what you can do for me. It's what I can do for you. Xander, I think that this is your lucky day.

Jake: [Sighs]

Kate: Hey. Oh, new tie?

Jake: Yeah. I prefer the one that you got me for christmas, but I figured now that I'm ceo, I might as well invest in a few more.

Kate: Well, I like it. You have excellent taste.

Jake: Thanks. And not just in menswear.

Kate: [Laughs] What?

Jake: Oh, well, you'll be happy know that I turned gabi down. We will not be working together.

Kate: Ah. So you read her proposal?

Jake: I did, and she's got a lot of great ideas, and obviously she knows what she's doing, but... I don't know. I don't think that relaunching gabi chic is the best move for dimera right now. And I'm no fashion expert, but isn't basic black like the same thing?

Kate: Well, yes, the brands do overlap, I mean, but she knows that. She would have been prepared for that question. I'm sure she had a good answer.

Jake: Why does is it sound like you're on her side?

Kate: No, I'm not, I'm just... I'm actually just concerned that, well, did you make that decision because of business or because of me?

Laura: Good morning--looks like you're on your way out.

Abigail: Oh, yeah, just for a little while.

Laura: Do you want me to take care of the kids while you're gone?

Abigail: Oh, they spent the night with chad. I just figured it would better, with everything going on here.

Laura: O-of course.

Abigail: So, I'll just snag them here in a little while. But thank you so much.

Laura: Any time. If you feel comfortable, that is.

Abigail: Grandma, wait.

[Knock on door]

Jack: Hello, gwen.

Gwen: What the hell do you want?

Male announcer: Like sands through the hourglass, so are the "days of our lives."

[Soft orchestration]

Gwen: If you're here to offer me another check, I don't want your money.

Jack: I'm not here to offer you cash. I'm here to offer an apology.

Gwen: An apology? Really?

Jack: Yes, I'm capable of admitting when I'm wrong.

Gwen: You said you didn't do anything wrong, remember? I'm the one who ruins people's lives.

Jack: My apology has nothing to do with the way i feel about what you did. I still hate how you hurt my wife and daughter.

Gwen: This doesn't really sound like an apology.

Jack: What I was starting to say was that even if I don't agree with what you did, I know why you did it.

Gwen: Yeah?

Jack: Yeah. You grew up without a father. All that time, you thought I'd abandoned you and I chose not to have you in my life. And even though I didn't know that you were my daughter, the fact is, there was some truth in that story that your mother told you. Look, I know...that you had it hard growing up, and a lot of that was because i wasn't there for you. So, I just wanna say I'm sorry. I am sorry that I hurt you.

Jake: Yeah, before I made my decision, I talked to tony. He gave me some advice.

Kate: Wha--you took advice from tony?

Jake: Yeah. He was on the fence about the whole thing. He made me realize it wasn't such a good idea. Wait, was it a mistake talking to tony?

Kate: No, I mean, I don't have a problem with tony. I mean, most of the time. It's just that, well, I thought he was team chad.

Jake: You know, I said the same thing to him. I did. And he said that he's team dimera, that the future of the family business is what's most important.

Kate: Really? Well, I am happy to see that he's going to stay impartial.

Jake: Right? It seems like everybody's picked a side already.

Kate: You know, maybe you should find out whether he would be willing to come back to the company.

Jake: You think he'd be a good addition?

Kate: Well, he's smart, he's experienced, he'd be a great person to bounce ideas against, and with chad out, you could use a dimera by your side.

Jake: You know, I was actually thinking the same thing--but, I had somebody different in mind.

Kate: Really. Who?

Jake: How about you?

Gwen: Abigail already told me you were innocent in all this. That you never even knew about me.

Jack: You talked to abigail?

Gwen: Yes, she came to see me. To defend you.

Jack: I don't know anything about this--I haven't had the chance to speak to her.

Gwen: Well, you'd be very proud of the daughter you did raise, because she gave me a bloody earful about how you didn't know about the pay-off my mum received. That it didn't even come from your secretary.

Jack: It's true. It's all true. I swear to you, I knew nothing about what my mother-in-law had done.

Gwen: Your mother-in-law?

Jack: Yes. Abigail didn't tell you that part?

Gwen: No, she did not tell me that part.

Jack: I see.

Gwen: Tell me now. Tell me now, I want to know. No more lies.

Jack: Okay. Okay. I just found out that jennifer's mother, laura, posed as my secretary. She was the one who paid off your mother. Because she didn't want anything to come between jennifer and me.

Laura: Good morning.

Abigail: You know, I think I'm gonna let the two of you talk. I'll just...I'll go get breakfast for the kids before i pick them up from chad.

Laura: Have fun, honey.

Abigail: And you know... we can work this out. We're gonna get through it.

Laura: So is, uh, jack coming down?

Jennifer: Uh, actually, he left me a note saying he had to leave early this morning. Um...had to run an errand.

Laura: Probably... probably just as well we didn't run into each other. He made his feelings about what I did very clear.

Jennifer: [Sighs] Can you blame him for being upset?

Laura: Of course not, but i wasn't trying to hurt him.

Jennifer: Mama, I understand that you were trying to protect me and our family. But you have to know how much pain your decision caused so many people. You cost jack a lifetime with his daughter...and gwen, she was just an innocent little girl.

Laura: I know that...now! I'm so sorry for what I did, but I can't exactly take it back, can I?

Jennifer: No, mama. You can't take it back. Gwen spent...her whole life building up anger and resentment, and when she finally lashed out, it wasn't just at jack, it wasn't just at me--it was at abigail. It turns out she was the one who drugged abigail.

Laura: No!

Jennifer: And caused those hallucinations. Yes. So you may have set out to protect us, to protect our family. But the consequences of your actions, mama... they were disastrous.

Kate: So you want me to come work with you at dimera?

Jake: What, is it really that surprising? Look, kate. You were in this company before and you were good at it, from what I understand, and I trust you.

Kate: Well, I trust you too, but, I mean, it can get messy. Okay? And besides, I have a job with abe.

Jake: So, quit.

Kate: Ah! It's not that easy. It's not that simple. I'm good at it. I'm very good at it. And I like it.

Jake: More than you'd like working with me? Huh? Come on. We can do great things together.

Kate: I'm not going to say that I'm not tempted. I'm not going to say that.

Jake: Okay. You know what? I've put you on the spot. So, don't give me an answer right now. Just take some time to think about it. Just not too long. Catch you later.

Xander: What is this?

Gabi: Well, this is the can't-miss proposal to relaunch the gabi chic brand. At titan.

Xander: I thought gabi chic was a subsidiary of dimera.

Gabi: It was.

Xander: Until what?

Gabi: Well, until they let the brand languish. And when I presented the idea of relaunch to the new ceo, well, he passed.

Xander: Jake turned you down, huh?

Gabi: Yes, yes, he did. But, because of his shortsightedness, I am now all yours. Titan has the unique opportunity to make a fortune by hitching itself onto my wagon. What do you say, xander? Why don't we make dimera's loss your gain?

Victor: You think I'd be here if I hadn't taken care of things with the vitalies?

Philip: Then the debt is settled.

Victor: It's settled. You won't be laundering any more money at titan... and there won't be any more attempts made on your life.

Philip: Thanks, dad. I can't tell you how much I appreciate you doing this. Which is why I want to give you this.

Victor: What's this?

Philip: My letter... of resignation. My plaque psoriasis...

Philip: Believe me, I never wanted it to come to this. I tried to salvage things. But I know it's the best decision for the company. And for you. I'm just wish I would have made the decision sooner.

Victor: I had high hopes for you when you first came back to titan.

Philip: I know. I failed the company, our family. Myself. But worst of all, I failed you. So, I understand if you don't want me around titan anymore. Or your home. So, I guess I'm just going to go upstairs and pack.

Victor: Philip, hold on.

Kate: Hey--oh! What happened to you?

Chad: Epic slime battle.

Kate: Ha ha. Well, obviously you lost.

Chad: It was a massacre. Those two are animals.

Kate: Yeah, I can see that. So, I guess this means that abigail let you have the kids last night.

Chad: Yes, uh, stepping down from dimera, handing jake the...the reins was one of the hardest things I've ever had to do. But the bright side, I get to spend quality time with my kids.

Kate: Well, honey, I'm glad you're making good use of your newfound freedom.

Chad: I'm going to have to rethink my strategy, but...I, uh, I did run an international corporation. So you'd think I'd be able to outsmart those two kids in the next battle.

Kate: Well, you don't have to worry about the company because jake is making really good decisions as new ceo so...

Chad: Is that right?

Kate: Uh, actually, he's asked me to work with him at the company.

Chad: Are you going to do it?

Kate: I haven't decided yet.

Chad: I thought you loved working for abE.

Kate: I do. I do. And I'm great at it. But, uh, now I can't help but... be a little tempted by the idea of coming back to dimera. Especially since I wouldn't have to be working alongside gabi.

Chad: Gabi? What does she have to do with it?

Kate: She approached jake with this idea of relaunching gabi chic, but, uh, he turned her down.

Chad: I thought you two got along. Or were at least frenemies.

Kate: We do. And I respect her business sense, even though it comes with a dose of scheming every time.

Chad: Well, if it isn't business, it's personal.

Kate: I didn't say that.

Chad: You didn't really have to. You want gabi out because you think she's competition for jake.

Kate: Oh, my god, okay, yes. She said that working with jake wouldn't just be a business proposition, okay? And I can't have that.

Xander: Your proposal is very thorough.

Gabi: And? What you think?

Xander: Well, it just so happens I've been trying to find a new fashion brand to compete with basic black. Gabi chic fits the bill. So, shall I have them draw up the paperwork?

Gabi: Right now?

Xander: Why not? You do want to do this deal, don't you? Unless you're just trying to use me to make jake dimera jealous.

Abigail: Oh, wow, look at you, mr. Ceo, and you're dressing the part already.

Jake: Yeah, haven't really gotten used to this outfit, but, uh, guess it comes with the job.

Abigail: Well, congratulations.

Jake: Thanks. I didn't really have a choice, you know, with chad stepping down and everything. Gwen really did a number on him huh, with that story in "the intruder"?

Abigail: Yeah, that was pretty rough.

Jake: For what it's worth, I didn't believe a word of it.

Abigail: Well, gwen did make up most of it. But unfortunately, there was one truth. Chad did sleep with her.

Jake: After she falsely convinced him that you and I were having an affair. Man, a hell of a way to ring in a new year, huh?

Abigail: I'm sorry you got dragged into it.

Jake: I'll just never understand why she wanted to ruin your marriage. Or why she hates you so much.

Abigail: Well, I do. Turns out, she resents the fact that her little sister ended up with the life she should have had.

Jake: Her little what?

Chad: I know you're worried about gabi getting close to jake, but, you know, for what it's worth, she's no competition for you.

Kate: Well, thank you for saying that. But let's not talk about my love life, okay? 'Cause we need to talk about your love life.

Chad: No, there's, uh... there's not much to say.

Kate: I know, I know it's a mess, I really do, but you and abigail love each other, okay? She needs to get over herself and forgive you already.

Chad: Get over herself? I had an affair. I cheated on her.

Kate: Gwen. Gwen was the cause of that. That was her doing. She spent months driving a wedge between you and abigail. I mean, no one saw it. I swear to god, she would've done anything to hurt abigail.

Chad: She hurt all of us. She tried to make you look bad in the process, too.

Kate: That was the least of it, honestly. She set that whole family on fire. What I can't understand is why. Why would she do that? Why would she want to destroy abigail's life?

Chad: You don't know.

Kate: Know what?

Jake: Gwen is your sister? No freaking way.

Abigail: Yup, that was my reaction as well. But it's true.

Jake: How?

Abigail: My dad. And he didn't know anything about it, but she did, and... unfortunately, she thought he'd abandoned her on purpose, and that he chose my family over her, so she's hated me since she was a little girl.

Jake: Oh my god. So, this is why she wanted to move into the mansion last summer. She wanted to be there too.

Abigail: Mm-hmm. She wanted to be as close as she could to me and my family so she could hurt us.

Jake: Wow. And I led her right to your door. I am so sorry.

Abigail: You know, jake, I got to ask. Did she mention anything about this at all? Did she talk about her childhood or anything?

Jake: No, she always refused to talk about her childhood. She-- oh my god, she said... her father rejected her. That he had another family.

Abigail: Well, she wasn't lying.

Jake: Abigail, I swear, if I had known that that family was yours, I would have done everything I could have to protect you guys.

Laura: I know i have a lot to answer for, but I'd be happy to do anything to make it up to you. You and jack and the kids mean everything to me.

Jennifer: There's nothing you can do, mom.

Laura: Please, honey, at least let me try to help.

Jennifer: I think it's best if you just... just stay out of it.

[Somber music]

Laura: And what about us? Sweetheart, you know I would never want to hurt you. Can you even forgive me?

Jennifer: Of course. Of course, I can forgive you, mom. And it sounds like abigail has, too. But we're not the ones who lost the most because of what you did.

Gwen: Well, I guess abigail didn't want to sully her grandmother's name by telling me the truth.

Jack: Gwen.

Gwen: No, I get it though. I do. Because abby is just like all of you in the family. She just protects her own by lying her ass off.

Jack: It's not like that.

Gwen: No? It's not? Then tell me, why did she leave out that tiny detail?

Jack: I can only speak for myself here. Laura made a terrible mistake.

Gwen: Mistake? A mistake! This is my whole life!

Jack: I'm not about to begin to defend her actions. I am furious too. But I am here to make up for what you lost. For what we lost.

Gwen: Even after everything I've done to you and your family?

Jack: Everybody deserves a second chance. Lord knows I've been given enough of them. Look, there's nothing that you have done that changes the fact that you are my child.

Gwen: Do you really see me that way?

Jack: I really do, gwen. You are my daughter... and no parent ever wants to see their kid hurt.

Kate: So jack is gwen's father? That is unreal.

Chad: Paternity test proves it.

Kate: So, all these years, jack didn't know?

Chad: No. When gwen's mother showed up looking for jack all those years ago, jennifer's mother stepped in, intercepted her, pretending to be jack's secretary.

Kate: Wait, no. Laura is the one who covered it up?

Chad: She felt so guilty over jack and jennifer's breakup that she didn't want anything to prevent them from getting back together again, so she paid gwen's mother to go away.

Kate: Laura paid the woman to take jack's daughter away.

Chad: That's right.

Kate: This is unbelievable! This is so unbelievable. Laura horton, who's always up on her high horse, lecturing everyone about their behavior, has misbehaved so badly. Wow. She's made a mess of everything.

Abigail: I know you would never intentionally hurt my family. I mean, look at me. I'm clueless. I hired the woman to take care my kids. And then on top of that, continued to trust her, after she was secretly drugging me.

Jake: Wait, she drugged you?

Abigail: Oh, yeah. Gwen is the person who poisoned my champagne. She's the reason I had all of these hallucinations.

Jake: And you thought it was gabi.

Abigail: Yes. Which was a logical guess given she had done it before. She swore it wasn't her this time, but... turns out, she was actually telling the truth for once.

Jake: You and chad really gave her hell.

Abigail: I know we did. And chad apologized for that. She's back in town, you know.

Jake: Oh, I know. As soon as she found out chad stepped down, she showed up at my office, tried to convince me to relaunch gabi chic together.

Abigail: Oh. And how did that go?

Jake: I turned her down. Wasn't the right move. Not anymore.

Abigail: I'm sure she wasn't happy about that.

Jake: She was not pleased. We should probably be expecting some sort of retaliation soon.

Gabi: If you think I'm not hesitant, I'm not. Not in the least. I just thought you had to have your co-ceo sign off on this or something.

Xander: Philip?

Gabi: Yeah, I assumed you two make these decisions together.

Xander: I suppose we will have to get his signature. But at this point, it's just a formality. He's pretty much ceo in name only now.

Gabi: Really. What happened?

Xander: Nothing for you to worry about. So, what do you say, do we have a deal?

Gabi: It's a deal. And xander, now that we're partners, why don't you tell me what happened with philip.

Xander: It's complicated. But let's just say, between you and me... philip screwed up royally, and victor's about to hand him his walking papers.

Victor: Forget about all that packing nonsense. You're not going anywhere.

Philip: You don't want me to move out?

Victor: Of course not. You're my son. This is your home. And I don't want to lose you again.

Philip: You mean that?

Victor: Philip, I don't know how much time we have together. We're never going to get back the years that we lost. From now on, I'm going to cherish every moment we have together. I love you, son, and I want you here. Please, tell me you'll stay. I'm a performer.

Abigail: By the way, when I was talking about gabi not being happy, I wasn't just talking about the fact that you had turned down her business proposal.

Jake: Oh, really?

Abigail: Mm-hmm. Forgive me if I'm overstepping, but it's my understanding there was a little something going on between the two of you before she left town.

Jake: There was a little something. I actually...started having feelings for her.

Abigail: And now?

Jake: Now I'm with kate.

Abigail: That's not really what I asked.

Jake: You didn't really ask me anything.

Abigail: Okay. Do you have feelings for gabi now? Okay, I overstepped--I'm sorry. It's not my business. And really, I should go get my kids anyway, so...

Jake: Well, again, I'm really sorry for what gwen did to you.

Abigail: She got a raw deal in life.

Jake: Nothing that happened to her justifies what she did to you. She destroyed your marriage. You didn't deserve that.

Abigail: Thank you for saying that. And... good luck with the job, you know? I really think you'll do great.

Jake: Thanks. Means a lot. Uh...wait, so... I don't know. You think you and chad will be able to work things out?

Abigail: Um...honestly? I don't know. I'll see ya.

Jake: Yeah.

Kate: Off to make your escape?

Laura: Hello, kate.

Kate: Laura. Going to ruin someone else's life?

Laura: I'm busy right now, if you'll excuse me.

Kate: No, I won't excuse you. Or anything you've done. You know, chad told me a very interesting story about you today, and I couldn't help but see the irony.

Laura: What irony is that?

Kate: For years, you treated me as a parish because of my relationship with your husband. You blamed me for destroying your family. And what do you know? You ended up doing that all by yourself.

Gwen: Okay, let's say that I do believe that you're sorry and that you had nothing to do with abandoning me. Really, what am I supposed to do with that now?

Jack: Accept my apology.

Gwen: Just like that? You don't have to earn it?

Jack: No, no, of course I want to earn it. I'm willing to put in the time, however long it takes. I have no idea how or what to do to make up for the decades we've lost, but I'm willing to try. On one condition.

Gwen: What's that? A Jack: That you leave abigail alone. Just like I don't want to see you hurt, I don't want to see you hurt her either.

Gwen: What if you have to choose?

Jack: Don't make me do that. I meant what I said, gwen. I can never undo the damage that was done to you. But let me try to be your father.

Gwen: Yeah, with strings attached.

Jack: No strings. But if you wage war against your sister, this can never work. What do you say?

Gwen: I say I will... I will take it under advisement. You can go now, daddy.

[Somber music]

A lotta folks are asking me lately

Laura: Typical classless kate. Always ready to kick someone when they're down.

Kate: [Huffs] You know, even when you're on the ground, you're still trying to look down your nose at me. Because you are a complete and utter hypocrite.

Laura: And you are just the worst kind of a meddler. I mean... how is this even your business?

Kate: I care about chad. I care about jack.

Laura: Oh, please. You don't care about anyone, kate, but yourself. But you are consistent. First you sleep with my husband and then you sleep with my daughter'S.

Kate: Oh, my god, you're hardly in any position to judge anyone.

Laura: Actually, I think I am. Unlike you...I can admit when I make a mistake. And right now, I'm trying to fix it.

Kate: Good luck with that.

Chad: Well, that's going to have to go in the garbage.

Jake: Gabi. Hi.

Gabi: Hello, jake.

Jake: Well, good talk. I'm, uh, going to get going. I'm needed at the office.

Gabi: Wait. One second. Just so you know, I'm going into business with titan. Xander thought my gabi chic proposal would be a great fit for the company.

Jake: Congrats. Good for you.

Gabi: Thank you. Oh, one more thing. We're going to run you into the ground. Okay, have a good day.

Philip: If you want me here, of course, i'll stay, dad.

Victor: I'm glad to hear that.

Philip: But I should probably head out, start pounding the pavement looking for a new job.

Victor: That won't be necessary.

Philip: Oh, don't worry. I'm not starting from scratch. I have a few contacts I can call first.

Victor: I mean you don't have to look for another job.

Xander: What are you talking about? Are you saying he's not fired?

[Jack sighs]

Jennifer: Oh, hi, you're home.

Jack: Yeah, I'm sorry I left so early.

Jennifer: Oh, that's okay. Did you get your errand done?

Jack: I, uh...I went to see gwen, actually.

Jennifer: Oh.

Jack: I...wanted to tell her how sorry I was and, uh, and say to...well, explain why I-I didn't know about it. But it seems...it seems that abigail beat me to the punch.

Jennifer: Oh, well, I'm sure abigail was just trying to make things better.

Jack: Yeah, well, I'm sure she was, but... she happened to leave out the part where my mother-in-law posed as my secretary.

Jennifer: Right, well, um... she was probably just trying to protect my mom. Did you tell gwen?

Jack: I had to.

Jennifer: Okay. How'd she take that little piece of information?

Jack: It didn't make anything better, if that's what you're wondering. She, uh... to her, it felt like our family is closing ranks, conspiring to keep the truth from her again.

Jennifer: Well, I'm sure abigail wasn't trying to make things worse.

Jack: I know that. I do. I do. But to make this work, I've got to be absolutely honest with gwen. I, uh... I tried to let her know what she means to me. I offered to be her dad.

Jennifer: Do you think she'll let you into her life?

Jack: I hope so. As long as she is willing to forgive and move forward.

Jennifer: I'm sure she will forgive you... but do you think she could ever forgive my mom?

Gwen: Laura horton. You're the woman who ruined my life, are you?

[Knock on door]

[Sniffles]

[Uneasy music]

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