Days of Our Lives Update Tuesday 4/20/21
Written By Joseph
Jack goes to see Steve and says he wants advice on how to make peace between his daughters. Steve doesn't know if that's possible. Jack says he doesn't either, especially now.
Kayla goes to the hospital and sees Gwen, saying she was surprised to see her on the appointment schedule. Kayla asks if Gwen is sick but Gwen informs her that she thinks she's pregnant and she needs to be sure.
Chad goes to the living room of the DiMera Mansion and tells Abigail that they need to talk. Abigail says she can't as she's going to be late for work. Chad argues that work can wait since she dropped a bomb on him last night and then just stormed out of the room. Abigail complains about finding out about Gwen being pregnant by her waving a pregnancy test in her face after throwing up on her. Chad asks if Gwen is pregnant. Abigail says with Gwen's track record, who knows. Chad argues that there are false positives. Abigail says there's a blood test that doesn't lie and Jack just made Gwen go to the hospital to see Kayla to get it done so they should know soon whether or not Chad is going to be a father again.
Eli and Lani sit at home with their twins. Lani wonders how Paulina is doing today. Eli says not good. Lani hopes her daughter will never do something as stupid as her cousin Chanel did yesterday.
Paulina goes to Xander's hotel room where Chanel answers the door. Paulina tells her that she came to talk to her out of her marriage so Chanel shuts the door in her face. Xander comes out of the shower and says he hoped that the door shutting meant she had walked out. Chanel informs him that she is here to stay.
Abe runs in to Paulina in the town square and says he was just on his way to see her. Abe tells her that he was able to sell the board of appeals on her plans for the town square so all they have to do is have her sign the papers and they are in business. Paulina just says that's nice. Abe thought she would be more enthusiastic. Paulina says she's sorry as she appreciates his support but she's in trouble because her daughter has married a man she barely knows. Paulina wonders how to get her out of this mess.
Chanel questions Xander getting dressed already. Xander says he let her stay out of the goodness of his heart but it's time for her to go home to her mom. Chanel asks how he can say that when they just got married. Xander says that's only because he was wasted and she thought he was a millionaire CEO but he doesn't have that job anymore. Chanel questions him quitting when he was making all that money.
Gwen tells Kayla that the home pregnancy test came back positive so she wants the blood test to make sure. Kayla points out that any doctor in town could have given her that test. Gwen explains that Jack told her that Abigail won't believe any doctor unless it's Kayla. Kayla questions why she needs to convince Abigail but then remembers she slept with Chad. Gwen confirms Chad is the only man that she has been with in months so if she is pregnant, it's Chad's baby.
Chad tells Abigail that there is still a chance that Gwen isn't pregnant. Abigail supposes it could be Gwen's newest way to get at her. Chad says if she's trying to come between them, it won't work. Chad adds that if Gwen was faking it then Jack would turn against her. Abigail notes that Jack doesn't think she's faking it and was very offended when she suggested terminating the pregnancy. Chad questions Abigail saying that to Gwen. Abigail asks if that's a problem for him.
Eli and Lani put the twins to sleep. Eli asks if Lani wants another cup of coffee. Lani declines. Eli guesses she's still thinking about Chanel. Lani can't believe her cousin is married to Xander Kiriakis. Eli remarks that she clearly hasn't seen his rap sheet. Lani asks how they even crossed paths. Eli says he has no clue but they could barely remember each others' names. They talk about Paulina's reaction to it all.
Paulina and Abe sit together in the town square. Paulina knew she was taking a risk by telling Chanel not to knock on her door until she found work but it never crossed her mind that she would marry a stranger on the same day. Abe says Chanel seems determined not to want to work for a living. Paulina tells Abe to count his blessings because it could've been Theo that she latched onto. Abe acknowledges that Theo mentioned they had dated but he didn't realize she was Paulina's daughter. Paulina informs Abe that Eli and Lani caught Chanel trying to con Theo in to taking her back to South Africa with him which Abe did not know about. Paulina says soon after that, Chanel hooked up with this Xander character. Abe is shocked to learn that Chanel married Xander Kiriakis.
Xander explains to Chanel that he was CEO of Titan, owned by his uncle, but he quit because Victor wanted him to share the title with his son even though he knew Philip was laundering mob money through the company. Chanel suggests just telling him that he changed his mind. Xander declares that he will never ask Victor for anything ever again. Chanel questions turning his back on that kind of money because of his stupid pride. Xander remarks that she's never earned a penny in her life. Chanel figures he can just find another company to run.
Jack informs Steve that Gwen might be pregnant with Chad's baby. Steve questions Jack wanting Abigail and Gwen to get along. Jack argues that they are sisters and asks if he should just give up and let his two daughters be sworn enemies. Steve points out that one daughter got the other daughter's husband in bed and might be pregnant. Jack says that Gwen swears the pregnancy is an accident and not her trying to get revenge. Jack notes that Abigail thinks Gwen is faking the whole thing. Steve asks what Jack thinks. Jack says he encouraged Gwen to see a doctor and she agreed. Steve then asks what poor doctor is stuck in the middle of this mess. Jack admits it's Steve's wife.
Kayla tells Gwen that she sent the test results to the lab and should get the results back quickly. Gwen guesses that Kayla hates being involved in this. Kayla asks if she can blame her since Abigail is very dear to her. Gwen insists that she didn't want to get anyone pregnant but remarks that Chad is just as responsible. Kayla asks if she's blaming Chad. Gwen says she doesn't blame anyone but herself but she did what she did because Laura Horton told her mother that her father didn't want anything to do with her. Gwen says now she finally has a chance of a relationship with her father but Jack doesn't think it will work unless she can get Abigail to forgive her. Gwen worries about being pregnant and having ties to Chad forever. Gwen then remarks that must be why Abigail is trying to force her to get an abortion..
Abigail explains to Chad that Gwen said the last thing she wants is to come between them so she told her if that's true, she should get an abortion. Chad thinks that's a little harsh. Abigail reminds Chad of how he treated her when he thought Charlotte was Stefan's baby and asks if he understands what this will do to their lives if Gwen has the baby. Chad points out that they don't even know if there is a baby. Abigail argues that he's being evasive. Chad just thinks it's too soon to talk about abortion. Abigail questions if Chad can possibly want Gwen to have this baby.
Paulina questions Abe knowing Xander and guesses from his vibe that Abe doesn't like him. Paulina asks if he's some sort of criminal which Abe confirms. Paulina questions what kind of man her daughter has married. Abe tells her that Xander's criminal record is long and varied. Paulina wants to hear all about it. Abe doesn't know where to begin.
Xander tells Chanel that CEO jobs are hard to come by. Chanel encourages him but Xander says she doesn't understand. Xander notes that the Titan job was his first executive position so there's nothing he would want to put on a resume.
Steve asks Jack if he gave Kayla a heads up that he was sending Gwen her way. Jack says he tried but she didn't return his call. Steve argues that Jack knows how much Kayla cares about Abigail. Jack says he doesn't like seeing Abigail deal with the idea that Gwen might be carrying her husband's child. Steve asks how Abigail is doing. Jack admits she's doing a terrible and tried to convince Gwen to get an abortion right then. Steve asks if Gwen is at least considering an abortion. Jack admits he doesn't have an idea what Gwen is thinking right now.
Kayla asks if Gwen is open to terminating the pregnancy. Gwen says maybe she's not even pregnant. Kayla then gets a call and informs Gwen that the test confirmed that she is pregnant.
Chad tells Abigail that the last thing he wants is for Gwen to have his baby. Chad calls sleeping with Gwen one of the biggest mistakes of his life and says she played him. Abigail talks about trying to get past all that because she's willing to do whatever it takes to make their marriage work but she doesn't think she can just stand by and watch Chad and Gwen raise a child together. Chad says Gwen having the baby or not is not up to him. Abigail disagrees and declares that if Gwen has his baby, it will destroy them.
Eli tells Lani how Paulina wanted Chanel to leave with her right then but Chanel refused. Lani is glad Eli was there. Eli says he was too until Paulina started asking him what kind of person Xander is. Eli says Paulina was already a wreck so he wasn't going to say anything. Lani questions Paulina still not knowing.
Paulina questions Abe about Xander selling blood diamonds. Abe explains that Xander's uncle Victor persuaded Xander to come to work for him. Paulina asks if that's good. Abe says Victor is both a tycoon and a career criminal. Paulina asks what sort of things Xander did. Abe informs her that he locked people in a room filled with carbon monoxide and then was sent to prison for sexual assault but he was wrongfully accused so he broke out of prison and went on a crime spree. Abe explains that Xander escaped across the border and shot his cousin Brady, then he abducted Brady's girlfriend at the time, Nicole, and her infant daughter where he held them prisoner in a cage on an island. Abe says that Nicole managed to free herself and her baby and was rescued by Eric. Paulina asks why Xander isn't now back in prison. Abe says he made some kind of deal but he doesn't know the details. Paulina hopes he learned his lesson. Abe talks about how Xander blackmailed Nicole into marrying him and made everyone think she and her baby were killed in an explosion. Paulina stops him and says she can't take anymore because it sounds like Chanel married the devil himself.
Chanel says Xander had to be earning big money. Xander explains that he owed a lot to people from his past so he had to pay them back. Chanel talks about his wallet full of credit cards. Xander says Victor cut them all off and he hasn't paid for his room in months. Chanel asks how he isn't in the street then. Xander says he managed to charm the manager but that won't last long. Chanel questions if Xander is saying he's a loser and he led her on. Xander argues that she decided he was rich but she was wrong. Chanel can't believe he is poor.
Chad asks Abigail if they can table the abortion talk as they don't even know if Gwen is really pregnant. Abigail feels they have to prepare for worst case scenario. Chad adds that they don't even know if Gwen wants the baby. Abigail argues that Gwen knows how her baby would affect their lives so that might make it worthwhile. Chad says he adores their kids because he and Abigail conceived out of love. Abigail knows Chad would never abandon any child of his and Gwen does too which is what is really terrifying.
Gwen states that she really is pregnant with Chad's baby and says that was not the news she was hoping for. Kayla asks if she has any idea how many weeks she's been pregnant. Gwen says she slept with Chad on New Year's Eve. Kayla notes she's already in the second trimester which only matters if she plans on not continuing the pregnancy because there's hoops to jump through. Gwen asks what Kayla suggests doing next so Kayla decides on a sonogram.
Chanel can't believe she married a poor person. Xander says she gambled and lost. Xander suggests she get a job but Chanel says she's not cut out to be a working girl because her mom makes enough money to support her. Xander asks what the problem is then. Chanel says her mom cut her off so she knew she had to find a rich man and she thought she had but she can't catch a break. Xander realizes what she said about the wedding being his idea was rubbish. Chanel apologizes but Xander says his hat's off to her.
Paulina can't believe her daughter is married to a crook. Abe thought she deserved to know but notes that Xander changed after he met Sarah Horton but she left him for her ex-husband. Abe adds that Xander did help Lani and Eli track down the woman who kidnapped their babies since he had a connection to the woman. Paulina demands to know what kind of connection so Abe explains how Sarah's baby died so Xander forced the doctor to switch her with another child that was born the same night. Paulina can't believe Chanel is married to a man that does hateful things to women. Paulina blames herself for not finding a way for Chanel to be independent and says she was too hard on her. Paulina calls Chanel the best thing to ever happen to her and cries that she threw her to the wolves and failed as a mother.
Eli tells Lani that he got called to the squad room before he could completely fill Paulina in on Xander but she will find out one way or another. Lani says Xander isn't that bad, pointing out that he did help them get their babies back. Eli decides he doesn't want to talk about Xander and Chanel anymore. Eli just wants to spend time with Lani and their babies. Lani tells Eli about how their twins rolled over this morning. Eli says they are going to have to baby proof the whole place. Eli talks about missing them so much when at work. Eli tells Lani that he loves her as they kiss.
Jack tells Steve that this whole situation is such a mess. Steve didn't think things could get worse after Laura died. Jack says Abigail resents when he tries to be fair to Gwen but he understands it after everything Gwen did to Abigail. Jack wants a relationship with Gwen since it's not her fault that he was never a father to her but he can try to be one now. Jack adds that if Gwen is forced to be a single parent, she will need him more than ever.
Kayla prepares a sonogram for Gwen. Gwen asks her to make it so she can't see the screen as she thinks it would be better since she's probably not going to keep the baby anyway.
Chad tells Abigail that even if Gwen is pregnant and keeps the baby, they don't have to let it destroy them. Abigail says Gwen's already told the world that she slept with him so it will be all over the tabloids and she questions how to tell their kids about this one day. Chad argues that Gwen won't go public with it if she wants a relationship with Jack. Abigail complains that it's what Gwen does. Abigail asks what it will do to Chad and his life since his child will be taken care of by a woman as unstable as Gwen. Abigail thinks they have to face that Gwen has found the perfect way to destroy them.
Abe tells Paulina that the hardest part of being a parent is knowing when to keep your mouth shut and letting them learn from their own mistakes. Abe encourages that Chanel will figure out this marriage was a mistake. Paulina thanks him for trying to help her but says Chanel is her problem, not his. Abe points out that they are family now as they share Jules and Carver so he wants to help any way he can. Abe adds that they are also business partners now. Paulina asks about the papers he wanted her to sign so Abe gives them to her. Paulina signs the papers so Abe says he will file them. Paulina thanks him for everything as she doesn't know what kind of state she'd be in without him to talk to. Abe tells her that she knows how to reach him if she needs help or someone to talk to.
Xander tells Chanel that it took guts to maneuver a man she barely met in to marrying her. Chanel remarks that it's too bad she didn't do a background check on him first but she won't make that mistake next time. Chanel complains that she doesn't want to be married to a drunk who is broke. She says they had a quickie marriage so they'll have a quickie divorce and that will be that.
Steve reminds Jack of when they first found out they were brothers and how they hated it. Jack admits he could never imagine they'd be as close as they are now. Steve advises Jack not to push Abigail and Gwen then maybe they will be able to work it out in time like they did.
Chad asks Abigail not to give up on them. Chad swears he will not let Gwen's child come between them. Abigail says he has no idea how much she wants to believe that but she saw the look in his eye when she said Gwen should get an abortion. Chad says he was just surprised as that didn't sound like her. Abigail says she's different now because Gwen made sure of that. Abigail talks about wondering if she lost her mind after Gwen drugged her and how much she missed them when she was locked away in the clinic. Abigail adds that she missed months of her life with her kids. Chad cries that he gets it. Abigail asks what if Gwen calls Chad to come over to teach her child how to ride a bike or tuck her kid in. Abigail questions if Chad would really turn her down. Chad has no response so Abigail says she didn't think so and storms out.
Kayla tells Gwen that everything looks normal. Gwen asks if she can see if it's a boy or a girl. Kayla says it has to be in just the right position. Gwen changes her mind and decides she wants to see the screen so Kayla shows it to her.
Paulina goes to see Lani. Paulina guesses Eli told her about Chanel which Lani confirms. Paulina says that Chanel is the reason she's here because she needs Lani's help as she's afraid Chanel has gotten her in to something she can't get out of.
Xander questions Chanel wanting a divorce. Chanel asks if he does since she tricked him in to marrying her. Chanel says she will search for the best divorce lawyer in town. Xander stops her and warns that she's not going to unload him that easily.
Jack tells Steve that nothing would make him happier than to see Gwen and Abigail try to work things out but that depends on whether or not Gwen decides to have Chad's baby.
Abigail goes to the hospital and asks Kayla where Gwen is because she needs to know if Gwen is pregnant and if she intends to have the baby.
Gwen goes to the DiMera Mansion. Chad informs her that he told Abigail that she saw Kayla this morning. Gwen confirms that she had the blood test and she is pregnant with his child. Chad says that Abigail said they had a talk yesterday. Gwen confirms that Abigail wanted her to have an abortion and she seriously thought about it. Chad asks if she's made up her mind. Gwen announces that she is keeping her baby.
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