Days of Our Lives Update Monday 2/8/21
Written By Joseph
Philip enters the living room of the Kiriakis Mansion where Victor has returned from Philadelphia. Philip asks how his meeting went and if they are off the hook with the mob.
Gabi goes to Titan. Xander greets her and says he heard she was back in town. Xander asks what he can do for her. Gabi responds that it's what she can do for him as she presents her proposal to him and calls it his lucky day.
Kate enters the living room of the DiMera Mansion where Jake is getting dressed. Jake informs her that they will not be with working with Gabi. Jake says she had a lot of great ideas and knows what she's doing but he doesn't think relaunching Gabi Chic is the best move for DiMera right now. Jake feels Basic Black is pretty much the same thing. Kate thinks Gabi would've had an answer for that. Jake questions if she's on her side. Kate is just concerned if Jake made this decision because of business or because of her.
At the Horton house, Laura greets Abigail, who is on her way out, and asks if she needs to watch over the kids. Abigail informs her that the kids spent the night with Chad because of everything going on here. Abigail thanks her. Laura says anytime, if she feels comfortable that is.
Jack goes to Gwen's hotel room at the Salem Inn. Gwen questions what the hell he wants. Gwen adds that she doesn't want his money. Jack responds that he's not here to offer her cash but an apology which Gwen questions. Jack says he's capable of admitting when he's wrong. Gwen reminds him that he said he didn't do anything wrong and that she's the one who ruins peoples' lives. Jack says he still hates how she hurt his wife and daughter but even if he doesn't agree with that, he knows why she did it. Jack acknowledges that Gwen grew up without a father, thinking he had abandoned her and chose not to have her in his life. Jack declares that he didn't know she was his daughter but there was some truth to what her mother told her. Jack knows she had a hard time growing up because he wasn't there for her so he just wants to say that he's sorry for hurting her.
Jake informs Kate that he talked to Tony before making his decision which Kate questions. Kate notes that she just thought Tony was team Chad. Jake explains that Tony was team DiMera and that he puts the business first. Kate is happy that Tony is going to stay impartial. Jake agrees that most seem to have picked a side already. Kate suggests finding out if Tony is willing to come back to the company since with Chad out, he could use a DiMera by his side. Jake agrees but asks what about her.
Gwen tells Jack that Abigail already told her that Jack was innocent in all of this and never even knew about her. Jack questions her talking to Abigail. Gwen says she came by to see her. Jack is surprised as he hasn't had a chance to speak with Abigail. Gwen talks about how Abigail gave her an earful about Jack not knowing about her. Jack insists he knew nothing about what his mother-in-law had done. Gwen is surprised to learn it was Laura as Abigail did not tell her that part. Jack explains that he just found out that Laura posed as her secretary to pay off Gwen's mother because she didn't want anything to come between he and Jennifer.
Jennifer enters the living room so Abigail decides to go get breakfast for the kids before picking them up from Chad. Abigail adds that they can work this out and get through it. Laura asks Jennifer about Jack but Jennifer says Jack had to leave early and run an errand. Laura guesses it's good they didn't run in to each other since Jack made his feelings very clear. Laura argues that she wasn't trying to hurt him. Jennifer understands that she was trying to protect her and their family but she has to know how much pain that her decision caused so many people. Jennifer points out that Laura cost Jack a lifetime with his daughter while Gwen was just an innocent little girl. Laura cries that she knows that now and she's so sorry for what she did but she can't take it back. Jennifer talks about Gwen spending her whole life building up anger and resentment so when she finally lashed out, it wasn't just at them but at Abigail. Jennifer reveals that Gwen was the one who drugged Abigail. Jennifer declares that Laura set out to protect them but the consequences of her actions were disastrous.
Kate questions Jake wanting her to come work with him at DiMera. Jake talks about Kate running the company before and he trusts her. Kate points out that it could get messy and she has a job with Abe. Jake suggests she quit but Kate says she's very good at it and she likes it. Jake insists that they can do great things together. Kate admits she is tempted. Jake understands he put her on the spot so she can take some time to think about it. Jake says he'll catch her later as he exits the mansion.
Xander questions Gabi's proposal. Gabi explains that she wants to relaunch Gabi Chic at Titan. Xander thought she was with DiMera. Gabi says it was until they let the brand languish and Jake passed on the relaunch. Xander asks about Jake turning her down. Gabi says now Titan has the chance to make a fortune, suggesting they make DiMera's loss in to his gain.
Victor tells Philip that he wouldn't be here if he didn't settle things with the Vitalis. Victor declares that Philip will no longer be laundering money and there won't be any more attempts on his life. Philip thanks him and tells him how much he appreciates it. Philip then offers Victor his letter of resignation. Philip states that he never wanted it to come to this and tried to salvage things but he knows it's the best decision for the company and Victor. Victor admits he had high hopes when Philip first came back to Titan. Philip acknowledges that he failed the company, himself, and Victor so he understands if he doesn't want him around anymore. Philip says he will go upstairs and pack but Victor stops him.
Chad enters the living room of the DiMera Mansion, telling Kate how he just had a slime battle with the kids. Kate guesses that means Abigail let him have the kids last night. Chad admits that handing DiMera to Jake was one of the hardest things he's had to do but at least he gets quality time with his kids. Kate is glad he's making use of his new found freedom. Chad says he will have to rethink his strategy. Kate tells him not to worry about DiMera because Jake is making really good decision as the new CEO. Kate adds that Jake has asked her to work with him but she hasn't decided yet. Chad thought she loved working with Abe. Kate says she does but admits she's tempted by the idea of coming back to DiMera, especially since she wouldn't be working with Gabi. Chad asks what Gabi has to do with it. Kate explains that Gabi wanted to relaunch Gabi Chic but Jake turned her down. Chad thought they got along. Kate says they do as she respects Gabi's business sense. Chad guesses it's personal then. Kate notes that she didn't say that but Chad says she didn't have to. Chad believes Kate wants Gabi out because she thinks she is competition for Jake. Kate admits that Gabi said working with Jake wouldn't just be business and she can't have that.
Xander acknowledges that Gabi's proposal is very thorough and admits he's been trying to find a new fashion brand to compete with Basic Black. Xander says that Gabi Chic fits the bill and asks if he should have the paper work drawn up. Gabi questions doing it right now. Xander asks if she wants to do this or if she's just using him to make Jake DiMera jealous.
Abigail exits the Pub and runs in to Jake. Abigail comments on Jake dressing as CEO. Jake says he hasn't gotten used to the outfit but it comes with the job. Abigail congratulates him. Jake says he didn't really have a choice with Chad stepping down. Jake guesses Gwen did a number on Chad with the story in The Intruder. Abigail admits it was rough. Jake tells Abigail that he didn't believe a word of it. Abigail says Gwen did make up a lot of it but the one truth is that Chad did sleep with her. Jake points out that was after Gwen falsely convinced Chad that they were having an affair. Abigail is sorry that Jake got dragged into it. Jake doesn't understand why Gwen wanted to ruin Abigail's marriage or why she hated her. Abigail then reveals that she is Gwen's little sister which shocks Jake.
Chad tells Kate that Gabi is no competition for her. Kate thanks him but says instead of her love life, they need to talk about his. Chad feels there's not much to say. Kate knows it's a mess but Abigail and Chad love each other so Abigail needs to get over herself. Chad argues that he cheated on her while Kate blames Gwen for that. Kate swears that Gwen would have done anything to hurt Abigail. Chad says she hurt all of them. Kate says she set the whole family on fire but doesn't understand why Gwen wanted to destroy Abigail's life. Chad realizes that Kate doesn't know.
Jake questions Gwen being Abigail's sister as he can't believe it. Abigail confirms it's true and that her dad knew nothing about it but Gwen did and thought that he abandoned her on purpose so she has always hated her. Jake realizes this is why Gwen wanted to move in to the DiMera Mansion last year which Abigail confirms. Jake blames himself for leading Gwen right to her door and apologizes. Abigail asks if Gwen ever mentioned this or talked about her childhood at all. Jake says that Gwen always refused to talk about her childhood but remembers her saying that her father rejected her and had another family. Abigail notes that she wasn't lying. Jake swears if he knew it was her family, he would've done everything he could have to protect them.
Laura tells Jennifer that she knows she has a lot to answer for but she'll do anything to make it up to her. Laura cries that they mean everything to her. Jennifer says there is nothing she can do. Laura wants to try to help but Jennifer suggests she just stay out of it. Laura asks what about their relationship as she would never want to hurt her. Laura asks if Jennifer can even forgive her. Jennifer says of course she can forgive her and it sounds like Abigail has too, but they are not the ones who lost the most because of what she did.
Gwen guesses Abigail didn't want to sully her grandmother's name by telling her the truth, accusing Abigail of protecting her own by lying her ass off. Jack says it's not like that. Gwen questions why else Abigail left out that detail. Jack says that Laura made a terrible mistake. Gwen argues that it's her whole life. Jack complains that he won't defend her actions because he's furious too but he's here to make up for what they lost. Gwen asks if that's even after everything she's done to he and his family. Jack acknowledges that everyone deserves a second chance. Jack states that nothing she has done changes the fact that she is his child. Jack declares that Gwen is his daughter and no parent ever wants to see their kid hurt.
Kate is shocked to learn that Jack is Gwen's father and calls it unreal. Chad confirms the paternity test proved it but that Jack never knew all these years because Laura intercepted Gwen's mother and paid her off. Kate can't believe that Laura is the one who covered it up. Chad explains that Laura felt so guilty about Jack and Jennifer breaking up that she didn't want anything to come between them again. Kate repeats that it's so unbelievable that Laura misbehaved so badly after lecturing everyone else about their behavior. Kate declares that Laura made a mess of everything.
Abigail tells Jake that she knows he would never intentionally hurt her family. Abigail blames herself for hiring Gwen to watch her kids and continued to trust her after she drugged her which Jake questions. Abigail reveals that Gwen is the one who drugged her champagne and caused her hallucinations. Jake brings up thinking it was Gabi. Abigail says it turns out that Gabi was telling the truth for once and that Chad apologized for that. Abigail brings up Gabi being back in town. Jake tells Abigail that Gabi already tried to convince him to relaunch Gabi Chic together but he turned her down, saying it's not the right move anymore. Jake admits Gabi was not pleased so he should probably be expecting retaliation soon.
Gabi tells Xander that she is not at all hesitant and she just thought he would have to have his co-CEO sign off or something because they make decisions together. Xander supposes that he'll have to get his signature but notes that Philip is pretty much CEO in name only now. Gabi asks what happened but Xander says it's nothing for her to worry about. Xander asks Gabi if they have a deal. Gabi agrees and they shake hands. Gabi declares that now that they are partners, he can tell her what happened with Philip. Xander calls it complicated but informs her that Philip screwed up royally and that Victor is about to hand him his walking papers...
Victor tells Philip to forget about packing up because he's not going anywhere. Victor says he is his son so this is his home and he doesn't want to lose him again. Victor doesn't know how much time they have together as they'll never get the years they lost but he will cherish every moment they have together from now on. Victor tells Philip that he loves him and wants him here so he asks if he will stay.
Abigail brings up Jake and Gabi having something going on before Gabi left town. Jake admits that he had started having feelings for her but now he's with Kate. Abigail asks if he still has feelings for Gabi. Jake doesn't answer so Abigail guesses she overstepped and mentions having to go get her kids. Jake repeats that he's really sorry for what Gwen did to her. Abigail understands that Gwen got a raw deal in life. Jake argues that nothing justifies what she did as Gwen destroyed Abigail's marriage and she didn't deserve that. Abigail thanks Jake for saying that and wishes him luck with the job as she really thinks he'll do great. Jake thanks her and says it means a lot. Jake asks Abigail if she thinks she and Chad will be able to work things out. Abigail admits she doesn't know as she then walks away.
Laura walks through the town square where Kate catches her and asks if she's off to make her escape to ruin someone else's life. Laura says she's busy right now but Kate says she won't excuse anything she has done. Kate adds that she couldn't help but see the irony in Laura blaming her for destroying her family when Laura ended up doing that all by herself.
Gwen asks what she's supposed to do now. Jack asks her to accept his apology. Gwen questions him not having to earn it. Jack insists that he wants to earn it and is willing to put in however much time it takes. Jack doesn't know how to make up for the decades they lost but he's willing to try on the condition that she leaves Abigail alone. Jack says he doesn't want to see Gwen hurt but he doesn't want to see her hurt Abigail either. Gwen asks what if he has to choose. Jack tells her not to make him do that. Jack repeats that he can never undo the damage done to her but he wants to try to be her father. Jack feels that if Gwen wages war against her sister, this could never work. Jack asks what Gwen says to that. Gwen agrees to take it under advisement and tells Jack that he can go now so he then walks away.
Laura says it's typical and classless of Kate to kick someone while they are down. Kate calls her a complete hypocrite. Laura calls Kate the worst kind of meddler. Laura asks how this is even Kate's business. Kate responds that she cares about Chad and Jack. Laura argues that Kate doesn't care about anyone but herself. Laura remarks that Kate is consistent as she slept with her husband and then slept with her daughter's husband. Laura adds that unlike Kate, she can admit when she's made a mistake and now she's trying to fix it. Kate wishes her luck with that.
Chad removes his shirt, having got slime from the kids on it, as Abigail then walks into the room.
Jake exits the Pub and runs in to Gabi. Jake mentions going to the office. Gabi then informs him that she's going into business with Titan because Xander thought her proposal would be a great fit for the company. Jake congratulates her. Gabi warns that they are going to run him in to the ground. Gabi tells him to have a good day and heads on in to the Pub.
Philip tells Victor that if he wants him here, he will stay. Victor is glad to hear that. Philip adds that he should start looking for a new job. Victor says that won't be necessary as he doesn't have to look for another job. Xander walks in and questions if Victor is saying that Philip is not fired.
Jack goes home to Jennifer, apologizing for leaving so early. Jennifer asks about his errand. Jack admits he went to see Gwen as he wanted to tell her how sorry he was and explain why he didn't know about her but it seemed that Abigail beat him to it. Jennifer is sure Abigail was just trying to make things better. Jack points out that Abigail left out the part that it was Laura who posed as her secretary. Jennifer guesses that Abigail was just trying to protect Laura and asks how Gwen took the information. Jack explains that it didn't make anything better as Gwen thought their family was just trying to keep the truth from her again. Jennifer is sure Abigail didn't want to make it worse. Jack declares that to make this work, he has to be completely honest with Gwen. Jack tells Jennifer that he offered to be Gwen's dad and hopes that she will let him in to her life. Jack says that's as long as she's willing to forgive and move forward. Jennifer is sure Gwen will forgive him but questions if she will forgive Laura.
Gwen looks up Laura on her computer and calls her the woman who ruined her life. Laura then shows up at Gwen's door.
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