Days of Our Lives Update Tuesday 1/16/18
Written By Joseph
Lani goes to meet Kayla in her office at the hospital. Lani informs Kayla that JJ heard her mention the pregnancy and assumed he's the father.
JJ meets with Eric at the Pub for their counseling session. Eric thanks JJ for agreeing to do it here so he can keep an eye on the Pub for Roman. JJ tells Eric that he hasn't felt this good in a very long time. Eric guesses something has happened since they last met. JJ informs him that he quit his job and Lani is having his baby.
Gabi and Eli wake up in bed together. Eli calls her beautiful and says last night was incredible. Gabi tells him to remind her how it went so he kisses her.
Abe and Valerie have breakfast together in the town square. Abe tells her he's not hungry. Valerie encourages him to take care of himself so he can take care of Theo. Abe brings up the idea of leaving Theo in that clinic for a year. Valerie knows he will miss him and worry but it's not forever and he will come back healthy and strong. Abe then suggests he could resign as mayor to move to South Africa with Theo.
Chad and Abigail go to visit Theo in the hospital but they find Stefan in his room, playing chess with Theo. Chad questions what the hell Stefan is doing here.
JJ explains Eric that when he got his gun back, he realized he never wanted to be in that position again and decided it's not for him. JJ says he will find another way to make his mark. Eric notes that being a father is a huge responsibility. JJ can't wait. Eric asks about Lani since JJ mentioned she was pulling away in their last session. Eric asks how Lani feels about all of this. JJ admits she was considering an abortion at first.
Lani tells Kayla that she had decided to have an abortion but then JJ was so excited so she didn't tell him the truth. Lani says she couldn't take JJ's happiness away from him after all he's been through. Kayla reminds her that it's a lie.
Stefan says he just wanted to know his nephew before he leaves for South Africa. Abigail and Chad want time alone with Theo. Stefan tells Theo they will finish a game when he gets back as he then exits. Chad argues that Stefan doesn't care about Theo or the family. Theo asks about Chad not liking him. Chad asks about his chess game. Theo admits Stefan is really good. Abigail reminds Chad they are playing nice to stick to the plan. Abigail informs Theo that they think Stefan is the one sabotaging DiMera. Theo notes that he seems nice and asks if they really think he's responsible. Chad responds that they think Stefan is the reason Theo got shot.
Valerie understands Abe wants to be there for Theo but she thought he was comfortable with the arrangement. Valerie asks what they would do without their mayor and what she would do without him. Abe invites her to come with him. Valerie asks if he really means that which he assures he does. Valerie is reminded of when she wanted to move back to DC but Abe didn't want her to move back to Salem. Abe notes that she was adamant that she didn't want to be away from her son and now he understands that. Abe felt lucky that Eli came here. Valerie tells him that she would miss him so much but if he needs to be there with Theo, she understands and will wait for him to get back.
Abigail tells Theo that they don't have proof that Stefan was behind the sabotage but a strong suspicion. Chad wants to focus on Theo's therapy so he can come home. Abigail asks if he's excited. Theo says he wasn't at first but he researched the clinical trial and likes helping other people. Theo tells them he will miss them. Abigail suggests they come visit him when they get the company back on track. Abigail says she loves him and hugs him. Abigail exits to get back to the office. Theo tells Chad it sounds like he should get back too. Chad responds that the company will never be more important than Theo.
JJ explains to Eric that he went to see Lani when he heard her telling her doctor that she made a decision about the baby. Eric realizes she was going to not have the baby without telling him she was pregnant.
Lani explains to Kayla that JJ thought she hadn't told him about the pregnancy was because she was afraid he couldn't handle it. Kayla points out that wasn't it at all.
JJ tells Eric that with everything going on, Lani didn't want to put more pressure on him. JJ says Lani didn't need to tell him since they love each other so he sees no other reason for her not to want to have the baby.
Eli and Gabi have sex again. Gabi tells him that she has to get to work. Eli wants her to call in so they can stay but Gabi has to go. Eli invites her to dinner and then they can pick up where they left off. Gabi assures she'll make time for him as she kisses him and then gets out of bed. Gabi then finds one of Lani's earrings on the floor and questions Eli about it. He admits that it is Lani's.
Abe informs Valerie that he floated the idea to Theo but he said Salem needed him as mayor which he took as Theo's way of saying he doesn't want him there. Valerie thinks Theo wants to own his life. Abe decides he needs to respect that. Valerie says they will visit him as often as possible. Abe tells her how grateful he is to have her in his life. Valerie responds that she's grateful he's sticking around as they kiss.
Lani tells Kayla about JJ telling her of this amazing future they could have with the baby. Lani tried saying the timing was bad but JJ quit the force after everything with Theo so now he's all about having time to raise the baby. Lani admits JJ would be a really great dad. Kayla points out that the child is not his. Lani suggests maybe JJ doesn't have to know.
Eli tells Gabi that Lani was there on Christmas Eve and must have lost her earring then. Gabi calls it a crazy night. Eli says Lani was upset after seeing Gabi with JJ. Gabi points out that he was a good friend to Lani. Eli apologizes again for slamming her for being with JJ when nothing happened. Gabi says she jumped to conclusions after seeing the earring when she gets when nothing happened for them either. Eli assures she is the only woman for him as he hugs her.
Theo jokes with Chad about beating him at chess. Chad gives him a gift of a tablet so they can stay in touch. Theo hopes he will still be able to get his advice which Chad assures he will. Theo knows he doesn't always make the best choices. Theo offers to help with Stefan and try to hack his devices. Chad tells him to just focus on walking again. Theo suggests maybe Chad is wrong about Stefan but Chad insists he's not. Theo tells Chad what Stefan told him about taking over the company. Chad assures that Stefan is only interested in what's good for Stefan.
Abigail goes to the office to bring Stefan the press release about his takeover. Stefan asks if she came to work just for that. Abigail notes that he said it was important. Stefan says so is saying a proper goodbye to Theo. Abigail tells him they talked and it's fine while Chad is with him. Stefan guesses Chad wasn't happy to see him. Abigail says he was just surprised. Stefan calls Theo a good kid and notes that Chad is protective of him. Abigail says they are very close and Chad is really going to miss him. Stefan comments that Abigail lights up when she talks about Chad. Abigail praises Chad as practically perfect. Stefan then brings up Chad moving on with another woman so quickly after Abigail was thought to be dead.
Eric questions JJ about Lani considering ending the pregnancy without telling him. JJ assures that they are on the same page now. JJ says he told her he would give her all the time to think about it but she didn't need time. Eric doesn't want JJ to cling on to the idea of fatherhood to fill a void. JJ insists there is no void. JJ sees the baby as a blessing and a sign that they are meant to be together. JJ realizes he has to get to the hospital to say goodbye to Theo. They shake hands as JJ thanks Eric and exits.
Kayla warns Lani that passing another man's baby off as JJ's is a very serious matter. Lani argues that the other man is in love with someone else and wouldn't want to hear that she's pregnant. Kayla brings up that JJ knows the last time he slept with her. Lani questions men knowing about women's cycles and says she can just say the baby is late. Kayla questions the baby not looking like JJ. Lani says maybe it will look like her. Kayla says Lani has answers right now and it seems like enough but she needs to think of the long term consequences and how she will have to lie to JJ every day. Kayla asks if she's prepared to do that.
Valerie goes to see Eli in his room and brings him a gift of new shirts. Eli asks what the occasion is. Valerie jokes about him dating a big name in the fashion world. Valerie encourages him to try them on so they can get to the hospital to say goodbye to Theo.
Chad doesn't want Theo worried about DiMera Enterprises and to just focus on his rehab so he can come home. Chad says they will throw a party when he gets home. Theo is glad Chad and Abigail are happy. Chad says he knows how lucky he is. Chad encourages that Theo has a lot to come home to. Chad calls him an amazing kid and promises that everything will work out. Chad tells him he will miss him and hugs him as they cry.
Abigail tells Stefan that since Chad thought she died, it was only fair to move on with his life. Stefan questions it being with her best friend and then again when she was back. Gabi then arrives. Stefan asks what he can do for her. Gabi thanks him for the welcome flowers. Stefan tells her that they expect great things from her. Gabi hopes she wasn't interrupting. Abigail says she was just coming to welcome Gabi as she's really excited to work with her. Abigail mentions working on a press release but suggests they work on it together. Abigail says she will come see her in a few so Gabi exits. Stefan questions Abigail being that friendly with the woman who had sex with her husband.
JJ goes to visit Theo in the hospital. JJ tells him he's so sorry. Theo stops him and says he's just as accountable for what happened. JJ knows it won't change anything but he turned in his badge. Theo mentions that Lani told him and asks if he's sure that's what he wants since Lani said he was a really good cop. JJ responds that it's not for him anymore. JJ adds that he has better, more important things in his future.
Lani tells Kayla that she doesn't want to lie to JJ but he's so vulnerable right now. Kayla understands she wants to protect JJ and the truth will be a blow but repeats to think of the long term consequences. Kayla warns Lani about JJ finding out the truth that she lied to him. Lani declares it's a chance she will have to take. Kayla questions the biological father having a right to know. Kayla says this decision and consequences are so much bigger than this moment so she needs to think long and hard before choosing to live a lie.
Chad joins Gabi in her office and congratulates her. Gabi asks about his look. Chad informs her that he just had to say goodbye to Theo. Gabi says he will at least be surrounded by family. Chad mentions not all family being trusted. Chad asks Gabi her thoughts on Stefan. Gabi tells him to ask Stefan because she told him exactly what she thinks of him. Chad jokes that he's afraid to ask. Gabi says they got off on the wrong foot. Gabi informs Chad that Stefan thinks she came to work at DiMera to be around Chad.
Abigail acknowledges that Stefan has done his homework. Stefan wanted to be sure he understood every possible angle of someone he's interested in. Abigail calls him a stalker. Stefan calls it research. Abigail tells him that her relationship with her husband is personal and has no bearing on the company. Stefan argues that personal always spills over into the workplace. Abigail assures that they intend to keep their life private. Stefan remarks that they might find that difficult with Chad's ex girlfriend in the building. Abigail asks if he's done. Stefan argues that Gabi could've gone to Basic Black but chose DiMera instead. Abigail says it was a more lucrative deal and Gabi wanted to work with Kate. Stefan insists that Gabi wants to work with Chad. Abigail calls Gabi a genius at business who chose DiMera because it's best for her company. Stefan questions if Abigail is convinced that Gabi doesn't still have feelings for Chad. Abigail asks why he's trying to make trouble.
Theo asks if JJ's already found something else he wants to do besides being a cop. JJ responds that the future is looking very bright. JJ encourages how strong Theo is so he'll be walking again in no time. JJ adds that his family is going to miss him. Theo tells JJ that Lani acts tough but asks JJ to watch over her. JJ gives him his word that he will. JJ then reveals to Theo that he and Lani are expecting a big change in their lives and they want Theo to be part of it. Theo asks what kind of change.
Lani argues that Kayla didn't see the joy on JJ's face when he learned she was pregnant and that the truth would destroy the real father's relationship. Kayla argues that Lani thinks she's protecting people by keeping a secret but this lie could blow up and when that happens, lives will never be the same including her own child's. Lani cries that she's just trying to do what's best for everyone. Kayla advises her to think about what she said which Lani agrees to. Kayla gives her a prescription for prenatal vitamins so the baby stays healthy no matter what she decides.
Eli jokes with Valerie about still buying clothes for him. Valerie comments on Eli and Gabi getting serious. Eli hopes so but admits he almost blew it. Valerie questions what he did.
Stefan tells Abigail that he doesn't want to make trouble, he wants to make the company stronger and having an ex girlfriend in the mix threatens that. Abigail says so could stirring up problems when there aren't any. Stefan questions Abigail not having any worries about Chad's relationship with Gabi. Abigail explains that she faked her death and Chad was lost and alone so Gabi helped him through that. Stefan remarks that Chad fell in love with Gabi. Abigail says it was hard but they worked through it and have never been happier.
Gabi tells Chad about Stefan doing research and thinking he knows what he's talking about. Gabi says that's in the past and they are over that while she, Chad, and Abigail are friends. Chad says he's grateful for that. Chad brings up that he will always appreciate Gabi being there to help him through tough days without Abigail.
Abigail tells Stefan that she practically pushed Chad and Gabi together both times but since then, they have realized they love each other and will spend the rest of their lives together. Stefan says that's good to know then questions if Chad came back because he loves her and not just for Thomas. Abigail calls him a piece of work. Stefan says he's just putting things together and he loves her confidence. Stefan comments that Gabi pitched a fit when she found out she wouldn't be working with Chad. Abigail points out that was because she didn't want to work with him. Abigail tells Stefan to stop because he doesn't know them. Abigail says there is nothing going on between Chad and Gabi except friendship, they are all friends and nothing's going to change that. Abigail then storms out of his office.
Kayla goes to the Pub and asks Eric if Roman's going to be out with Anna while Eric stays here. Eric doesn't want to get in the way of that but wishes Anna would lose the ashes of Tony. Kayla asks how Eric is managing the Pub with work and everything. Eric tells her that he counseled JJ here earlier. Kayla asks how JJ is. Eric says he can't tell her as his counselor which Kayla assures she understands.
Eli tells Valerie that Gabi is the best thing to happen to him in a long time but he screwed up and didn't mean to hurt her but worries about her finding out. Valerie asks him what he did. Eli then reveals to Valerie that he slept with Lani.
JJ finds Lani at the hospital and asks if she was going to see Theo. Valerie mentions just being with Kayla. JJ asks about the baby. Lani says it's all good. JJ hugs her and says that's what he likes to hear. Lani tells JJ that there is something she needs to tell him. JJ wants to go first as he has a confession to make and hopes she's not upset. JJ knows she wanted to wait before telling anybody but he had to tell Theo as he couldn't help himself. JJ exclaims that he told Theo they are having a baby as Abe arrives at the hospital and overhears. Abe questions Lani and JJ having a baby.
Stefan gets up from his desk and finds that Abigail dropped her DiMera Enterprises card on the floor.
Gabi tells Chad that he helped her through rough times too like being stuck on the island. Chad knows it was hurtful when he and Abigail got back together so he's still sorry for that. Gabi assures that he's over it now. Chad calls Eli a lucky man. Gabi adds that Chad is lucky to have Abigail which he agrees with. They hug and agree on being friends for life as Abigail walks in and sees them together.
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