Days of Our Lives Update Wednesday 1/17/18
Written By Joseph
Claire is with Theo in his hospital bed, listening to a song she wrote. Theo tells her that he likes the way it sounds but Claire wants it to be perfect. Claire doesn't want to spend their last time together talking about her. Claire asks about his program. Theo says he's tired of being in this bed but cries that he will miss everyone. Claire promises to come visit and that the year will fly by. Theo then informs Claire that he's going to be an uncle.
Abe questions if he heard right that JJ and Lani are having a baby. JJ tries to say he meant some day but Lani reveals to Abe that she is pregnant.
Eli tells Valerie that he keeps trying to put that night behind him which Lani wants too. Eli explains that Theo was still in his coma and JJ had broken up with Lani about it so she went to talk to him but she saw JJ in Gabi's arms.
Abigail walks in on Chad and Gabi hugging, then thinks back to Stefan insisting that Gabi wanted to work with Chad. Abigail asks what's going on here.
Stefan picks up Abigail's DiMera Enterprises card that she dropped on the floor. Vivian walks in and guesses he's already smitten with Abigail.
Abe says he has a lot of questions but the first thing he wants to say is that he's come to see how much JJ and Lani love each other so he congratulates them which makes them smile.
Eli tells Valerie that he and Lani weren't thinking and had been drinking. Eli explains that Gabi came by the next morning so he confronted her about what he thought happened which is when he found out the truth. Eli assures nothing would have happened if he hadn't ran in to Lani at that moment and they made a huge mistake. Eli thanks Valerie for listening and admits he feels a little better. Valerie is glad but worries she might change that. Valerie thinks Eli and Lani should tell Gabi and JJ the truth about what happened.
Gabi tells Abigail that she was talking to Chad about Theo going to South Africa. Chad says he just came by to congratulate Gabi and they talked about how Theo wouldn't be going through this if he didn't hire him. Abigail calls Gabi a good friend. Abigail says they will all miss Theo. Abigail suggests she and Chad plan a trip to South Africa for a few days to see Theo. Chad likes the idea. Abigail says she just found a few direct flights, adding that they never took that honeymoon. Abigail suggests they leave as soon as the company settles down which Chad agrees with.
Stefan tells Vivian that it doesn't matter as Abigail is married to Chad. Vivian argues that it doesn't matter but their plan is more important than any woman. Vivian thinks Stefan has been struck by love and his life will be changed. Stefan calls it ridiculous. Vivian compares it to the Godfather films which Stefan calls fiction. Stefan says he is intrigued by Abigail but he has not been struck. Stefan assures her that their goal to restore DiMera Enterprises to greatness is complicated enough so he won't compromise that over anyone. Vivian knows he means that but insists he's been struck. Vivian warns that if he doesn't keep in control then the whole plan will blow up in their faces.
Claire tells Theo it's amazing that JJ and Lani are having a baby. Theo makes her promise not to tell anyone. Claire calls it their little secret as they kiss until Ciara walks in and questions what secret.
Valerie tells Eli that she knows from experience that secrets have a way of coming out. Valerie says a lot of the time, covering it up causes more pain than the crime. Eli argues that this situation is different. Eli remarks that it's not like Lani's going to have a baby. Valerie agrees to support whatever he decides about how to handle this even if she thinks it's the wrong decision.
Abe says in a perfect world, his daughter would fall in love and get married then tell him she was pregnant. JJ says if it means anything, he's really happy. Lani says she is too as Abe hugs her. Abe says he is happy too then. Abe asks if anyone else knows. Lani tells him that she just found out and wasn't going to tell anyone for awhile but JJ decided to tell Theo. JJ apologizes but Theo could tell he was excited about something so he wanted to give Theo some good news before he left. Abe says JJ can't be faulted for being happy and asks why Lani would keep it a secret.
Stefan tells Vivian that he and Abigail do have a certain amount of chemistry. Stefan insists he can see the fire in her eyes. Vivian brings up Ben Weston. Stefan is well aware of Abigail's psychological issues but blames Ben for that. Stefan assures that Abigail is fine and perfectly healthy now. Vivian warns him not to toy with Abigail. Vivian adds that there is a fine line between passion and madness so she doesn't think Abigail is far from that line.
Chad tells Abigail that he has something to take care of as he then exits. Abigail tells Gabi that they need to draft a press release for Gabi Chic operating under DiMera. Gabi tells her that she saw her look when she saw her and Chad hugging so she questions if Abigail is really okay with them working so close together.
Claire tells Ciara not to butt in on private conversations. Ciara apologizes and says she didn't come to fight as she just wanted to say goodbye to Theo. Claire tells Theo that she will wait outside and exits. Ciara comments that she finally comes back and now Theo is taking off. Theo promises that he won't forget her and he will miss her. Ciara cries that she will miss him so much. Ciara brings up when they had sleepovers as little kids and Theo would hold her hand when she got scared. Ciara asks if she can hold his hand one last time which Theo allows. They then hug as they cry. Ciara then quickly exits the room.
Lani tells Abe that she didn't want to tell a lot of people since she was worried about miscarriages. JJ encourages that she's been doing great. Valerie and Eli arrive. Abe starts to tell them but Lani stops him and points out that it's almost time for Theo to leave so they should all say goodbye. Valerie tells Abe to go first and they will wait. JJ apologizes to Lani for telling Abe and Theo. Lani says it's okay. JJ assures her that no one else will hear about the baby until she is ready.
Abigail tells Gabi that she knows she's not after Chad. Gabi asks if she's sure since she thought she saw something in her eyes when she saw them together. Abigail admits for a second she was jealous but it doesn't have anything to do with them. Gabi asks who it has to do with. Abigail admits it's Stefan.
Stefan tells Vivian that he's not worried about Abigail or Chad as he knows he's pushed their buttons and he's in complete control of the situation and his feelings. Stefan claims he's not here to hurt anyone from his new family but to lay claim on what is rightfully his. Chad walks in and tells Stefan that he knows exactly what he's trying to do. Stefan says this should be interesting. Chad knows he's trying to get to him and it appears he found a perfect way. Chad informs him that Abigail told him everything but he never thought he would go after Theo. Stefan questions this being about Theo. Chad brings up that he promised their dying sister to look out for Theo. Chad talks about getting Theo to open up through chess and now he hasn't stopped asking when he and Stefan will play again. Chad says it was important to him but Stefan took that away from him. Stefan insists he isn't trying to replace him. Chad remarks that Stefan convinced Theo that he's not out to hurt the family. Chad says he trusts Theo's instincts so he will give Stefan the benefit of the doubt. Chad apologizes for being unfair to him.
Abe visits Theo and asks if he's sure this program is the right thing for him to do. Theo asks why he would ask that now. Abe feels he put a lot of pressure on him to do it. Theo asks how else he will try to walk again. Abe says that letting go is the hardest thing for a parent but he's not a kid anymore, he's a man. Abe is glad he will have family around him with his grandmother and half brother making sure that one of them will always be with him. Abe believes he's up to it and will beat this. Abe says he's watched him overcome one obstacle after another all of his life. Abe hugs him as they cry.
JJ asks Lani how she's feeling. Lani says she hasn't had any morning sickness but she is a little hungry. JJ decides he will go to the cafeteria but Lani says that food is awful. JJ insists on getting her some soup so he heads to the cafeteria. Eli approaches Lani and returns her earring from his room and mentions they both want to forget that night. Eli comments that she and JJ seem to be doing well. Eli asks if she's not going to tell him which she confirms. Lani asks if he and Gabi are alright. Eli says they are better than ever.
Abigail tells Gabi that she really thinks it's important that she believes she isn't jealous of her and Chad. Gabi asks what she meant by it being because of Stefan. Abigail tells her that Stefan is trying to make her not trust Chad by telling her that Gabi sold her company to DiMera because she wants to get back with Chad. Gabi tells Abigail that Stefan used the same tactic with her. Abigail is proud of Gabi establishing her brand and she thinks together they can take the company to new heights. Abigail tells Gabi to just worry about her company while she and Chad deal with Stefan.
Stefan tells Chad that he appreciates his apology. Chad brings up Abigail asking for their jobs back so he thanks Stefan for agreeing. Chad assures they won't just go through the motions. Chad says he and Stefan have the same goal to make DiMera successful so they have to bury the hatchet. Chad offers his hand as Vivian watches on.
Abe comes out of Theo's room and tells JJ that while Lani is in with Theo, he wanted to ask him about resigning from the police force. JJ explains that after what he did to Theo, he realized police work wasn't for him anymore and now they have a baby coming. JJ doesn't want his baby being raised by two parents in the line of fire. Abe comments that he's already thinking like a father. JJ assures him that Lani and the baby will always come first with him no matter what.
Lani visits with Theo. Theo senses that Lani is upset and wants to listen to her problems. Lani claims she doesn't have problems. Theo brings up JJ telling him about the baby. Lani calls it a total surprise. Theo notes that JJ seems really happy and he loves her. Theo asks if Lani loves JJ which she confirms. Theo asks her what he's missing. Lani talks about not knowing what to expect in having a baby. Lani tells Theo to stop worrying about her and to concentrate on getting through rehab so he can come back to be an uncle. Theo says he knows she can take care of herself and will do the right thing.
Gabi tells Abigail that she learned about putting looks together while modeling. Gabi tells her about some of the shoes and purses that she is selling. Gabi doesn't want the press release to be about her but about the company. Abigail encourages her empowering people through her company which she admires. Gabi talks about a lot of her choices not working out and they have to deal with the fact that she served time in prison. Abigail understands and argues that since then, she's been a model citizen and built her company. Abigail wishes she was more like her but Gabi praises her the same.
Stefan shakes Chad's hand and is glad he decided to come around. Stefan wants him to play a huge role in the family business. Chad can't wait to hear what he has planned and his job is to help make it as successful as he can. Stefan asks if he has time now but Chad says he has to go for now. Chad then exits the office. Vivian hopes Stefan didn't believe a word Chad said as she certainly didn't. Stefan tells Vivian that he will give Chad the benefit of the doubt too. Stefan doesn't care if he was being sincere or not as he will share his vision for the company after it's been executed. Vivian warns him not to rattle Chad's cage with Abigail. Vivian goes to check things out. Stefan pulls out Abigail's work card again.
Gabi tells Abigail about what Nick did to her and says it's nothing compared to everything Ben put Abigail through. Abigail declares that Gabi lost her freedom while she lost her mind. Gabi says they lost time with their kids and they both know what it's like to be separated from those they love. Gabi encourages that she knew Abigail would be fine when she punched Ben at her wedding. Abigail says they learned the hard way how to stand up for themselves. Gabi says now they get to do it for each other.
Claire helps pack Theo's bags and tells him that she will miss him all the time. Claire lays with Theo and cries that she hates this. Claire says South Africa is so far but Theo says it won't stop him from walking his way back to her. Claire realizes she has been worried about losing him but she forgot how much she believes in them and their love. They lay together and listen to Claire's music while Ciara watches through the window. Ciara turns and walks away.
Abe thanks Valerie for all of her support through this ordeal. Valerie hopes to always be there for him and his family. Abe hopes so too especially since their family is getting a little bigger. Valerie asks what he means. Abe tells her to keep a secret as he reveals that Lani is going to have a baby which shocks Valerie.
Outside the town square, Chad calls John, asking for an update on Stefan and if he has time to meet real quick. Chad informs him that he tried to convince Stefan that he would play nice but he doesn't think he bought it. Chad needs something to bring to the board to convince them that Stefan is sabotaging DiMera. Chad doesn't want to pressure John but he worries they are running out of time. Chad adds that he thinks Stefan is dangerous. Chad says they need to resolve this before someone he loves gets hurt as Vivian hides around the corner listening.
Stefan goes to Gabi's office and asks about Gabi and Abigail's meeting. Abigail says it's went very well and shows him the first draft of the press release. Stefan says he will look it over in his office. Stefan returns Abigail's card to her. Stefan asks if they can have dinner tonight to go over this. Abigail says no because she's having dinner with her husband and son. Stefan clarifies that he was talking to Gabi.
Claire and Abe bring Theo out of his hospital room in a wheelchair. Valerie hugs Theo as he cries. Eli and JJ hug Theo followed by Lani. Claire kisses Theo and hugs him. Abe hands Theo his bag and wheels him out of the hospital. Theo waves goodbye. Valerie hugs Claire as they cry while JJ comforts Lani.
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