Days of Our Lives Update Tuesday 7/19/16
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Aiden sits outside thinking back to Hope's last words to him that she will hate him forever and then to André telling him about killing Rafe and Hope. Shawn confronts Aiden and grabs him, demanding to know where Hope is.
Rafe wakes Hope up to drink more water. Rafe encourages her to stay awake as he needs to look at her wound. Rafe promises to get her help as he will never let anyone hurt her again.
John and Paul talk in John's office about Tate's kidnapping. John says he's worked cases like this before and how critical the first 24 hours are. Paul encourages how many people are working with them on it. John thinks Brady and Theresa's plane should have landed by now. Paul asks what they do in the mean time. John says they will follow any leads and call in as many favors as they can.
Summer packs her bags in her hotel room including an envelope filled with money. Summer gathers her things and goes to leave when Brady and Theresa show up at her door which shocks her.
Maggie sits alone at home and thinks back to past talks with Summer. Victor joins her and tells her that he's sorry for what she's going through. Maggie responds that they are all going through it. Maggie wants to believe Summer had nothing to do with Tate's disappearance. Maggie knows Summer is unstable and angry with Brady but maybe not enough to take a child. Victor feels Theresa has to take some of the blame and brings up how she fell asleep when she was supposed to be watching Tate. Maggie praises Theresa as a mother and refuses to listen to Victor attacking her. Victor doesn't believe Theresa has changed, saying it's all an act. Victor calls Theresa the same deceitful bitch she's always been. Maggie questions what's wrong with him and calls him so cruel. Victor declares that as soon as they get Tate back, he will do everything in his power to keep Theresa away from him.
Theresa demands to know where Tate is but Summer says she has no idea. Brady insists on answers. Summer questions what kind of monster they think she is. Summer shouts that she may be a con artist but she would never steal someone's child. Theresa pushes her and screams at her, saying she knows she has him. Summer argues that she knows how important Tate is to them. Brady insists that Summer knows something and grabs her, demanding to know. Summer admits she does know something.
Aiden tells Shawn that he has no idea where Hope is and hasn't seen her since he got out of the holding cell. Shawn warns that he better be telling the truth. Aiden tells him that Hope wants nothing to do with him and asks if they are through here. Shawn says they are for now so Aiden walks away.
Adriana and Blanca sit together in the Brady Pub. Blanca encourages Adriana to eat since she's only drinking coffee. Adriana tells her not to worry about her but she feels something about Rafe. Blanca admits she's getting worried as well. Adriana suggests calling Roman to see if he has any answers. Adriana declares that if nothing is wrong with Rafe then he'll be in big trouble for leaving her hanging like this.
Rafe prepares a wet rag for Hope's wound as she calls him back over, feeling cold. Rafe covers her with a blanket. Rafe says he has to find a way out of here.
Belle joins John and Paul to see how things are going. John says they are just waiting to hear back from Brady and Theresa while following up any leads. John notes that none of the call ins after Theresa's television plea panned out. Belle has to go see a client and says she will bring them food on the way back as she exits. John wonders why Brady hasn't contacted them.
Summer reveals to Brady about the threatening letter she got telling her to kidnap Tate or they would reveal her past with Clark. Summer says she refused to do it and left town though. Brady thinks she is leaving things out. Summer insists she has no idea who did it as they were blackmailing her. Theresa continues to accuse her of lying. Brady states that their son is gone and they don't know what happened to him so he asks for any help she can give. Brady says they would be grateful if she could tell them. Summer says she understands and she really hopes they find Tate but she insists on having nothing to do with his disappearance. Summer apologizes and says she has a plane to catch. Brady can't believe he thought she had a shred of humanity. Brady stops her from leaving and says she isn't going anywhere until she tells them exactly what they need to know.
Shawn goes to the club and asks if Eduardo or Dario have heard from Rafe today. They haven't. Shawn says he showed up for work but has been missing all afternoon. Shawn claims he just needs to follow up on a case but Eduardo asks what's really going on. Shawn explains that he hasn't heard from Rafe since he went to investigate a property that Aiden bought. Shawn adds that Hope called him from the property and told him to call the bomb squad then when he arrived, the building exploded with Hope and Rafe inside.
Rafe searches through the tunnels then returns to Hope when she calls his name. Rafe assures her that he's there and not going anywhere.
Maggie tells Victor that he can't be serious but Victor insists that Theresa will always be a source of chaos and misery. Victor says that Brady and Philip have always disappointed him so Tate might be their only hope. Maggie questions separating Tate from his mother. Victor says he will thank him when he's older and would make that choice anyways. Maggie tells him that she can't play God with people's lives. Victor says he can and he will when it comes to his family. Victor decides he's going to John's office. Victor goes to kiss her goodbye but she turns away. Victor says he won't be long and exits.
Summer repeats that she doesn't know who contacted her. Theresa screams about not believing her. Summer explains that she only had a phone number and photos of Clark. Brady wants the number but Summer says she threw it out. Theresa grabs Summer's purse and dumps it out. They find that Summer is using another fake name in Danielle Mullen. Summer argues that she's trying to start a new life after Salem. Summer insists that she doesn't have the answers they need and should be out looking for Tate. Brady brings up Clark's sister coming to town and then someone trying to blackmail her. Brady wants to know what else they have on her and what went on with her and Clark. Theresa grabs Summer, demanding the truth. They question what crime she committed. Summer breaks down and admits that she did commit a crime in that she killed Clark.
Shawn tells Eduardo and Dario that they did an extensive search but found no sign of Hope or Rafe. They encourage no body being found so they must have escaped. Eduardo guesses there must have been an underground escape. Shawn says he might be right as that would make sense if it was a DiMera property. Eduardo says they need to talk to someone with knowledge of the tunnels. Shawn knows just the guy.
Julie goes to visit Maggie. Maggie is heart sick at the thought of Summer being responsible for kidnapping Tate. Julie tells her not to jump to conclusions. Maggie says she would feel partly responsible if Summer is involved but Julie calls that nonsense. Maggie blames herself for giving Summer up and not being very helpful in her transition in to her life. Julie assures it's not her fault. Maggie then states it was because of Victor.
Victor joins John and Paul at the office and questions what is taking so long. John says they just have to be patient. John asks how Maggie is handling the news. Victor admits she's horrified and tortured with guilt. Victor says their main concern is Tate now. John hopes Summer is the one who took Tate so that they know who they are dealing with because if not then they are back to square one. John worries that far too much time has gone by since the kidnapping.
Theresa questions Summer murdering Clark. Summer explains that they argued and he attacked her so she fought him off and he fell where he hit his head and died. Summer knew she couldn't prove it was an accident. Brady brings up Clark's sister showing up looking for him. Summer freaked out and knew she had to get out of town. Brady wants the blackmailer's number and then he will let her go. Summer gives Brady her phone to make the call. Brady leaves a message where he gives his name and says he doesn't know who this is but all he cares about is Tate. Brady says he will give them anything they want no questions asked if they just give him Tate back and leaves his number to call back. Summer asks if she can go now. Brady says she can go when they call back and he's confident that she had nothing to do with this. Brady calls John and updates him, adding that they have convinced Summer to cooperate. Brady says he will keep him posted and hangs up. Belle arrives at the office as Victor asks if they got Summer. John explains that Summer did not have Tate but she was being blackmailed to do it.
Adriana and Blanca go to the club, asking Dario what he couldn't tell them over the phone. Dario wants them to sit down. Adriana guesses it's about Rafe. Dario doesn't want her to panic until he tells her everything.
Shawn walks through the town square with Abe. Abe is sorry for what he's going through. Shawn wants to believe Hope and Rafe are alive but he can't get the visual of the explosion out of his head. Abe brings up no body being found. Shawn says he wanted to talk to him about a possible underground escape. Abe says he might be on to something. Shawn apologizes for bringing this up but he remembers Stefano keeping Lexie in those tunnels. Shawn asks if there is anything Abe remembers about the tunnels. Abe wishes he did but calls it a very complicated network of escape routes. Abe says the only people with knowledge of it that he knows would have been Stefano and EJ. Abe adds there might be another DiMera that he could still talk to.
Maggie tells Julie that Victor hasn't been the same since Deimos came to town. Julie asks if she thinks Victor wouldn't been different towards Summer if Deimos hadn't come. Maggie doesn't know why she would think that. Julie brings up that Victor did believe Summer was using Maggie and was trying to protect her in his own way because he loves her. Maggie complains that he was so cruel to her and to Theresa too. Maggie says Victor is so lacking in compassion that it sometimes feels like he's reverting back to who he used to be. Maggie cries that she's not sure how to get her husband back.
John works on tracking the phone number and finds it as part of a dummy corporation set up a couple weeks ago. John tries to find names of people in the articles.
Brady paces as he waits for a call back while Theresa digs through Summer's bags. Summer remarks that she missed her flight anyway. Theresa only cares about her son. Brady asks where Summer was going but she says it doesn't matter now. Summer says John would never let her leave the country now. Theresa finds the stacks of cash in the envelope in Summer's bag. They question her about it. Summer says it's her money. Brady says she gave him back the money she took from him so he questions her. Summer cries that she's trying to escape a murder and doesn't know what she can do to make them believe her. Brady tries to call the blackmailer again but gets a message that the number has been disconnected. Theresa screams and then attacks Summer, saying she's going to kill her. Brady pulls Theresa off. Brady announces they are all going back to Salem. Summer grabs a knife and refuses. Brady says they won't take her to the police as he doesn't care about Clark, only about Tate. Summer repeats that she did not take Tate or have anything to do with the kidnapping. Summer adds that she has no idea who contacted. Summer tells him to ask Victor because he may hate her but he hates Theresa more so she would bet all of her money that Victor is behind this. Summer tells Brady to leave her alone and go after him.
John finds an impressive group of men listed in the article and turns the computer screen to Victor. Victor asks if it's a joke as they reveal the names are a list of all classical composers.
Dario tells Adriana and Blanca about the explosion but that no bodies have been found. Dario explains that Eduardo is there now trying to find more information. Dario sits Adriana down to try and keep her calm. Adriana is sad that she didn't get to make Rafe breakfast today like she always does. Adriana starts to cry while Dario encourages her that Rafe will come back home.
Rafe tells Hope that he has to search the tunnels as their only way out but he won't be gone long. Hope starts saying that she has to get to Rafe while Rafe tries to explain to her that he's right there. Rafe encourages her to stay with him and not die as she passes out again.
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