Days of Our Lives Update Monday 1/8/18
Written By Joseph
Rafe tells Hope that he came to find out why Ciara has been so upset and hopes he didn't overstep. Hope says of course not. Hope asks Ciara if she told Rafe what she was upset about and why she was so angry with him. Ciara confirms that she did and that Rafe was right that it had something to do with him. Hope questions what Rafe could have done to make Ciara so angry.
Kate goes to Doug's Place and sees Chad at the bar. Chad offers to buy her a drink. Kate asks if this means all is forgiven. Chad says not even close but misery loves company. Kate sits with him and thanks him. Kate states that she's not so thrilled with Chad for quitting, accusing him of taking his ball and going home, leaving her and Andre alone to fight for their company. Kate calls that a bit cowardly. Chad questions if that's how she sees it. Kate says that Abigail followed him right out the door. Chad asks why she just went back in then.
Abigail goes back to the DiMera Mansion to talk to Stefan but walks in on him naked. Abigail questions why he told her to come in if he was naked. Stefan didn't think it was a big deal but she says it is to her which he asks if he should take as a compliment.
Chad tells Kate about he and Abigail's plan which Kate admits she likes. Kate notes that Stefan seems interested in Abigail. Chad asks what she means. Kate thinks Stefan will be receptive and thinks they should all stay close to figure out how to take him down. Chad agrees. Chad says he and Abigail make a good team while so does she and Andre. Kate asks what that means. Chad calls the four of them formidable so he thinks together they can take down Stefan and Vivian which Kate smiles at.
Andre looks at Stefano's portrait and tells him he will do whatever it takes to preserve his legacy. Vivian walks in and questions Andre talking to himself. Andre calls it a private moment and tells her not to be such a bitch. Vivian informs Andre that they are alone. Andre asks if she's certain. Vivian tells Andre that it's no way to talk to his partner in crime especially when their plan is going so well. Andre tells her to stop gloating about their success as she has to make sure nobody ever hears her. Vivian says she wasn't gloating. Andre warns that Chad would never forgive him if anyone found out that he gave her inside information to help her and Stefan take over DiMera Enterprises. Andre worries that Kate would have him killed.
Kate questions Chad thinking Abigail can convince Stefan to give them their jobs back. Chad assures her that Abigail can handle herself. Kate asks why he looks a little worried. Chad says he loves his wife and just sent her in to the lion's den.
Tripp finds Claire sitting outside the town square crying and asks what happened. Claire informs him of the results from Theo's test showing more neurological damage so he may never walk again.
Ciara tells Hope that she's not being unreasonable and that even Rafe said she had a right to be mad at him. Rafe says it's true as Ciara loves Hope and is very protective of her. Rafe adds that Ciara feels he may have done something that could really upset her. Hope doesn't understand. Rafe says he wouldn't hurt her on purpose. Hope asks one of them to tell her what's going on here. Rafe reveals to Hope that Ciara overheard him talking to someone. Hope asks who he was talking to and what it was about. Rafe says he's getting to that. Ciara then jumps in to claim it was Abe. Ciara makes up a story that Rafe was sucking up to Abe to try to keep the commissioner job so she worried that Rafe was trying to stop Hope from getting her job back. Hope assures her that she and Rafe have worked everything out and it's been wonderful. Hope declares that she loves and trusts Rafe. Ciara acknowledges that Rafe told her how much he loves her and that he would never do anything to hurt her. Ciara declares that she believes him now. Hope is relieved as Ciara hugs Rafe. Hope tells them that she loves them both so much and it means the world to her for them to get along.
Kate tells Chad that she hopes Abigail succeeds so they can keep up a united front against Vivian and Stefan. Kate understands how they feel about her but insists she will earn that respect back. Chad is surprised Andre stopped him from kicking her out since they were fighting not long ago. Kate notes that Andre has surprised her too in more ways than one. Chad questions what that means. Kate says this marriage has changed their relationship in a way that she never would have ever imagined.
Vivian tells Andre that she will never understand his loyalty to Chad and Abigail. Andre says Chad is the heir apparent while Abigail was a means to make Chad trust him. Vivian argues that they will never let Andre be in charge which is why she got in touch with him. Vivian tells Andre that with her help, he can have all his dreams come true. Andre declares that DiMera needs someone ruthless in charge and the board would never give him that position which is the only reason he went along with her plan for Stefan to be CEO in name only while Andre is the power behind the throne.
Stefan remarks to Abigail about the hangups Americans have about nudity. Abigail tells him that she just isn't real interested in seeing him that way. Stefan puts his pants on so Abigail turns around. Abigail explains to him that she and Chad realized they were under stress which affected their decision making. Stefan acknowledges that decision was hasty and rude. Stefan asks what makes her think he will make that offer again. Abigail responds that she can make a pretty good case as to why he should. Abigail decides she will after he finishes getting dressed so Stefan finishes putting his clothes on and asks what her pitch is. Abigail says Chad sometimes acts in the moment but she's persuaded him that staying in DiMera is important for Thomas's future. Abigail tells him that DiMera is their family company and they belong there so she hopes he can accept that. Stefan asks if that's why she came here. Abigail says Chad has a right to be angry with him. Stefan suggests that telling him off is not the best way to smooth things out.
Vivian reminds Andre that they agreed to share the power jointly. Andre points out that she's not a DiMera. Vivian argues that she produced the son who will be the figurehead on the throne. Andre says Stefan is no idiot and asks if she can keep him under control. Vivian tells him that Stefan knows who he is now and where he came from but she's concerned about Andre's feelings for Kate.
Kate informs Chad that Andre told her he's fallen in love with her and wants a real marriage. Kate notes that Chad doesn't seem surprised. Chad asks what Kate said. Kate says she had to think about it and examine her feelings because of their history. Kate wonders if it would even be possible to be genuinely happy with him since a real marriage requires absolute trust in your partner.
Rafe appreciates Ciara sticking up for him. Ciara stops him from saying anything else and says she knows how much he loves Hope. Ciara blames herself for being a jerk because she was upset about Theo. Ciara apologizes for taking it out on them. Hope hugs Ciara and assures that they will all be okay. Hope is relieved to hear Ciara sound like herself again. Ciara promises to get her act together. Hope then surprises Ciara by giving her the keys to Bo's motorcycle. Hope puts conditions that Ciara will never drink, must always wear her helmet, and let Rafe teach her how to handle the bike correctly. Ciara agrees to that. Hope tells her that she is trusting her wtih the keys. Ciara gives the keys to Rafe. Hope kisses her and tells her that Bo would be so happy to know she loves his bike as much as he did. Hope gets a message again to meet with the DA Melinda Trask. Hope suggests they arrange some lessons. Ciara hugs her and says she loves her. Hope kisses Rafe and thanks him as she exits. Rafe then questions why Ciara did that and why she's lying for him.
Claire explains to Tripp that Kayla thinks they can get Theo in to a clinical trial in South Africa and he'd have to go for a whole year. Claire wants to go with him but doesn't know if that would be possible. Tripp encourages if he can walk again. Claire says she just got him back so she can't lose him again. Tripp says she has to start thinking about what's best for him. Tripp tries to comfort Claire but she pulls away and tells him not to touch her. Tripp questions what he did wrong. Claire argues that he told her to forget about Theo and starting moving in on her. Tripp argues that he didn't say that and only cares about her and hates to see her hurting. Tripp decides he will leave her alone if he bothers her. Claire stops him and asks him not to go.
Ciara explains that Rafe said he didn't want to tell Hope because it was just once in the past and she thought it was a cop out but then she started to see his side of the story so she couldn't let him tell Hope tonight because she could see how much it would hurt her. Ciara knows what it's like to lose a chance with the person you love and she doesn't want Hope to hurt like she is now.
Andre tells Vivian that he doesn't know what she's talking about. Vivian argues that everyone knows he is smitten with Kate. Andre says he married Kate to appease the board so a DiMera could be in charge while Chad was missing. Andre explains that they had to pretend in public but then things got deeper. Andre admits he is in love with Kate. Vivian asks what about her. Andre says he asked her but she couldn't answer but he remains hopeful.
Kate tells Chad that she and Andre have a horrible history. Kate says he does drive her crazy. Kate talks about when they fight and she can't walk all over him. Kate says they are equal and there is a spark in that. Kate says she would never envision herself romantically involved with Andre. Kate points out that they both thought he was behind the sabotage of DiMera. Chad says they were both wrong. Kate recalls trying to tell Theo that. Kate admits Andre has been supportive of her and she never expected that kind of loyalty from him. Chad says he showed him that too but asks if they can really base a real marriage off loyalty.
Abigail tells Stefan that she's not telling him off, just stating facts. Stefan acknowledges that she could prove useful to him. Stefan wants them to work together as a family. Abigail is glad he understands. Stefan understands they want their jobs back but questions if it's to support him or to worm their way back in to take control from him. Stefan tells her to just be honest.
Tripp asks why Claire told him to stay. Claire tells him that she doesn't blame him for helping Ciara be alone with Theo as she knows she talked him into it. Claire hopes he sees Ciara for what she is now. Tripp doesn't understand why they hate each other so much. Claire tells him that she doesn't hate her, she just doesn't like her anymore. Tripp points out that Ciara really loves Theo and people in love do crazy things. Claire acknowledges that she used to do things like that too. Claire says she knew how to make Theo happy and they were happy. Claire cries that they had such great plans and now she doesn't know. Tripp hugs her as she cries.
Rafe thanks Ciara for being so understanding. Rafe states now he has to figure out how to live with himself keeping this from Hope. Ciara thinks it will get easier the longer they are together and tells Rafe that he did the right thing. Rafe thanks her for being so understanding but hates that she has to lie to Hope. Ciara feels lying to stop someone from getting hurt isn't really a lie to her. Rafe tells her he will be in touch about learning to ride the motorcycle as he then exits.
Abigail tells Stefan that if she and Chad start fighting for control then DiMera Enterprises could go down the tubes. Abigail brings up having to find out who was behind the sabotage. Stefan says it wasn't him and he doesn't hire anyone who doesn't take him at his word. He asks if she believes him or not.
Vivian tells Andre that his desire for Kate isn't as strong as his desire for power since he gave her that information to squash any deal Kate tried to make. Andre states that the end justified the means. Andre says he made sure Kate still had her position at Countess Wilhelmina. Vivian talks about how Andre will have to keep fooling Kate, Chad, and Abigail. Andre argues that he wants and deserves the position of power as his rightful place. Andre insists he will keep Chad and Abigail in the dark while Kate will never hear a word about this. Andre declares that all hell would break loose if Kate found out about this as Kate walks in and questions if she ever found out what. Andre is surprised Kate is home. Kate demands an answer. Andre claims Vivian was trying to convince him to divorce her and ban her from the house but he refused and claimed all hell would break loose if Kate heard Vivian saying that. Vivian tells Kate that she's not afraid of her and doesn't want to live under the roof of Stefano's whore. Andre stops Kate and tells Vivian not to talk to his wife like that. Vivian remarks that love is blind as she walks out. Andre tells Kate not to pay any attention to what she said. Kate jokes about taking the insults to hear him defend her like that.
Abigail tells Stefan that if he does good things for the company then they will believe he didn't sabotage it. Stefan says that's not the enthusiasm he was looking for. Abigail tells him that they would consider it a tremendous honor if he would give them their jobs back. Stefan says that's better. Stefan tells Abigail that he's looking forward to working closely with her. Abigail responds that she will go tell her husband the good news as she walks out.
Tripp returns home where Ciara greets him. Ciara thanks him for talking her down earlier and says she decided not to tell Hope about Rafe and Sami. Tripp tells her that she did the right thing. Ciara notes that she still doesn't like what he did but now she knows he and Hope were split up when it happened. Ciara says they are in love so telling Hope would only hurt her. Tripp acknowledges that Rafe doesn't seem like the kind of guy who cheats on the woman he loves. Ciara says it bugged her to see them so happy when she's so miserable about her and Theo but Tripp helped her see that making Hope just as miserable would only make her feel worse. Ciara thanks him for that.
Rafe joins Hope in her office and asks about her meeting with Trask. Hope says not even she could bring her down after the breakthrough with Ciara. Rafe is happy for her. Hope says she was starting to think she had lost Ciara for good but she's back thanks to Rafe. Rafe can't take credit for that. Hope thanks him for talking to her as she really thinks it made all the difference.
Andre praises Kate. Kate talks about Stefan and Vivian stopping every deal she tried to make but she still has no idea how they did it and how they had every detail on projects she tried. Andre tells her not to blame herself. Kate says that's sweet. Andre insists on wanting a real marriage still.
Vivian goes to Stefan's room. She argues that he should've taken the master suite. Stefan says he didn't want to make Chad and Abigail more uncomfortable. Vivian doesn't care about their feelings and says at least now they are out of the company. Stefan then informs her that he hired them back which shocks her.
Abigail returns to Chad at Doug's Place. Chad says he was just about to run to the house to get her out of there. Abigail takes a drink from Chad's glass and informs him that they are rehired but Stefan is an arrogant jackass.
Rafe and Hope walk out of the town square together. Hope suggests they go back to her place with a bottle of wine in front of the fireplace. Hope knows she's been very distracted since Ciara came back and feels she hasn't been a very good fiancee so she apologizes. Rafe thinks she's perfect and jokes about her not being his wife yet which he wants to fix soon as they kiss.
Tripp notes that Ciara made peace with Hope and Rafe so he suggests she make peace with Claire. Ciara argues that is different because she's happy for Hope and Rafe while she can't stand the idea of Claire and Theo being together. Tripp reveals that they aren't going to be together. Ciara gets excited and asks if Theo dumped Claire. Tripp says no. Ciara questions what he means as Claire then walks in and explains that's only because Theo is leaving Salem.
Vivian questions why Stefan would hire Chad and Abigail back, hoping he's just bringing his enemies closer. Stefan doesn't want to make an enemy out of his family, especially Abigail who he is very intrigued by. Stefan calls Abigail very smart and spirited. Vivian points out that she is his brother's wife.
Abigail tells Chad that Stefan made him beg for their jobs back. Chad regrets sending her over there. Abigail reminds him that it was her idea and says she did gain valuable insight on how he operates. Abigail adds that Stefan says he didn't sabotage the company and wanted her to say she believed him before he rehired them. Abigail adds that she told him to turn the company around first. Chad calls him a son of a bitch. Abigail agrees but says he's also smart so to get rid of him, they will have to bring their A game. Chad doesn't want her tangled up with this but Abigail says they are together through better or worse as they kiss.
Kate tells Andre that his loyalty to her means so much. Andre wants more than gratitude but he can't force her to feel something she doesn't. Kate says it's not that she doesn't feel anything as she does but it's just such a surprise to her. Kate kisses Andre and then tells him she's heading to her bedroom. Kate suggests he grab a bottle of champagne and meet her there as she heads upstairs. Andre declares to himself that it looks like he's going to get everything he wants so he hopes nobody ever finds out what he did to get it as he follows upstairs.
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