Days of Our Lives Update Tuesday 7/6/21
Written By Joseph
Nicole is at home holding Duke the teddy bear. Allie comes in and talks about finding Dr. Snyder's body in the lake. Allie complains about Eli treating Tripp like a suspect. Allie adds that she hopes it's okay that Tripp is coming over which Nicole says is fine. There's a knock at the door which Allie assumes is Tripp, but it's Chanel (now played by Raven Bowens). Allie answers the door to see Chanel crying. Allie asks her what's wrong. Chanel says everything as Allie hugs her.
Abe can't believe that Paulina planned to demolish the town square during Eli and Lani's anniversary party so no one could stop her. Paulina repeats that it's easier to ask for forgiveness than permission. Abe declares that she will get neither from him, not that it matters to her. Paulina tells him not to say that. Abe argues that she played him and he hopes it was worth it.
Lani gets that Theo is worried about Ciara but notes that she knows Ben better than he does, so she assures that Ben would never ever hurt Ciara. Theo argues that it's not true because he saw Ben hurt Ciara right before they went to South Africa. Theo explains how Ben tried to inject Ciara with Dr. Rolf's serum but he managed to get the needle out of Ben's hands. Lani acknowledges that Ben is desperate for Ciara to get her memory back. Theo guesses that Lani is scared now of what Ben will do to Ciara, just like he is. Lani admits that she is.
Ciara tells Ben that she's leaving. Ben reminds Ciara of fortune cookies and lo mein. Ben shows her the Alice in Wonderland books and their wedding photos. Ben says these were her favorite things and their life together. Ciara says she's leaving but Ben stops her. Ciara tells him to get out of her way but Ben locks the door. Ben declares that he's sorry, but he can't let her go. Ciara argues that she's not his prisoner. Ben repeats that he can't let her go right now or ever. Ciara questions if he's locking her in here and if he has a necktie to strangle her with. Ben says he would never hurt her. Ciara argues that he's hurting her right now and that he's just like the rest of them. Ciara brings up what she went through with Vincent, Evan, and Rhodes. Ben stops her and argues that she just said she didn't remember that so he asks if she remembers now.
Lani is worried about how frustrated Ben must be at the idea of losing Ciara, but she really doesn't think Ben would hurt her. Theo argues that Ben is not right in the head and he wants people to face that. Eli returns so Lani asks how Doug and Julie are. Eli says they are sorry that they can't celebrate their anniversary. Lani says after everything that happened today, nobody feels like celebrating anything.
Allie brings Chanel in and asks what happened. Nicole asks if it's okay that she's there. Allie introduces Chanel to Nicole. Chanel informs Allie that the job she offered her is not going to happen as there's not going to be any bakery. Chanel declares that Sweet Bits is cancelled.
Paulina assures Abe that she really cares about him and she hated doing that to him. Abe asks why she did it then. Paulina responds that she set her eyes on this prime real estate and she's been looking for a place to build Price Town for years, and Salem was it. Paulina adds that it also gave her a chance to get close to Lani and her babies. Abe reminds Paulina that Lani now wants nothing to do with her. Paulina prays that one day she will understand. Abe tells her not to hold her breath. Paulina admits it was just a business deal at first, so she knew that she had to get Abe to change the zoning in the town square or she wouldn't get the permit. Abe argues that she played on his guilt and accused him of not doing enough to support their community. Paulina claims that she was appealing to his sense of decency. Abe asks what the hell she knows about decency. Paulina calls him a good man who would do the right thing. Abe responds that she's doing just the opposite.
Allie asks Chanel why Sweet Bits is cancelled. Chanel says it will take awhile to explain. Nicole says she's going to pick up Holly and tells Chanel that she's sorry as she exits. Allie asks if Paulina can help. Chanel responds that she can't, because it's all her fault. Chanel reveals that Paulina didn't come to Salem to build new businesses, but to tear down the Horton Town Square.
Paulina tells Abe that she knew when Price Town became a reality, it would be a win all around for Salem, her employees, and them. Abe argues that Paulina thinks she knows him better than he knows himself and calls her arrogant. Paulina admits that she didn't see how important the town square is to Eli and his family. Abe says that got in the way of her big plans. Paulina adds that then it got personal when Chanel planned to open her bakery. Paulina admits that Chanel had good ideas and even got Julie to give the recipe for Alice Horton's donuts. Abe asks if it ever occurred to her that her daughter was more important than her project. Paulina argues that things were already in motion so she couldn't stop them as she already got financing and contracts, so she would've lost hundreds of thousands of dollars. Abe points out that she claims to be a multi-millionaire so surely she could've afforded this loss. Abe then asks if that's not true and if she's so desperate for money, that she would betray the people she claims to care the most for.
Eli tries cleaning up the Tom and Alice plaque. Eli mentions that Doug plans to take it to get repaired tomorrow. Lani thought Abe would be back by now and wonders what's going on in the town square. Lani asks if they can stop the demolition. Eli says they are going to find out. Theo hopes Ciara will be back too and decides to go see what's going on. Lani assures him that everything is going to be okay. Theo wishes them a happy anniversary. Eli thanks Theo for coming all this way to be with them. Lani tells Theo that she loves him. Theo says he loves her too and exits. Eli asks Lani what that was all about with Ciara. Lani informs him that Theo is worried about his fiancée being left alone with Ben Weston. Eli questions since when did Theo and Ciara get engaged.
Ciara tells Ben not to tell her what she does and doesn't remember. Ben points out that she just listed off Vincent, Evan, and Rhodes. Ciara says that's because Theo and Hope told her what they did to her. Ciara says she lost her memory because of them and still hasn't gotten it back. Ciara explains that she knows what happened as if she read it in a history book but she doesn't actually remember it and she's glad. Ben gets why she's afraid because of what she has heard and he partially gets why she'd want to move to the other side of the world. Ben assures that he's not like them and wants to prove it to her. Ben then unlocks the door and opens it for Ciara to go. Ben tells her that she can leave whenever she wants to, but he thinks she would be making the biggest mistake of her life.
Chanel informs Allie that Paulina knew there was never going to be a bakery or anything else as she wants to tear down the town square. Allie thought Paulina wanted to help small business owners. Chanel explains that it was a lie so Abe would smooth the way for her big project. Allie can't believe it. Chanel declares that she hates Paulina for what she did to her, but she's learned a thing or two about getting back at her. Chanel adds that what she will never forgive Paulina for, is what she did to Allie.
Paulina informs Abe that she's not broke and she never will be again. Abe questions what that means. Paulina says it's not easy to talk about but when she was just starting out, she had nothing until she met an older man who had money. Paulina says she would hang out with him and he would buy her all sorts of things. Paulina couldn't believe her luck but then one day she started looking at another man and she learned then that all the things he was giving her came with a price tag. Paulina says he cut her off from her family and friends so she had nothing else but him. Abe tells her that he's so sorry. Abe asks if this man is Chanel's father. Paulina says no and that this was years before Chanel was born. Paulina complains about having nothing back then and that she lied about the man beating her. Paulina reveals she started stealing money from him to make her escape and when she got out, she promised to never be in that situation again.
Lani informs Eli that Theo didn't tell anyone that he and Ciara were engaged because he wanted to announce it at their party. Eli goes over Theo going to make sure Ben is not doing anything with Ciara, Abe is making sure Paulina isn't blowing up the town square, while Doug and Julie threw in the towel and went home. Lani adds that no one knows what is happening to Chanel's bakery plans. Eli laments his great idea to throw a surprise anniversary party and jokes that it sure was a surprise. Lani assures that she's still glad they got married a year ago and made two beautiful babies. Lani kisses Eli and points out that the babies slept through the entire party and all the excitement. Eli reminds her of their original plan for a quiet night at home. Lani decides she will go get their babies and hopefully she won't wake them up.
Ciara questions Ben letting her go and what the catch is. Ben assures there is no catch and she can go, but he's still never giving up on her because he never has. Ben talks about taking care of her at the cabin after her motorcycle crash and nursing her back to health. Ben says when everyone thought Vincent killed her, he never gave up on her and he found her and saved her. Ben declares that he will never forget the day that he found Ciara in the glass room that she was kept behind. Ben talks about being unable to find her at first but he kept digging through the entire place. Ciara starts to hear Ben's voice from that day. Ben starts to question if Ciara remembered something but Theo arrives and tells Ben to leave her the hell alone. Ciara tells Theo that it's okay. Theo questions what he walked in on. Ben explains that he was just telling Ciara about how he rescued her and he saw in her eyes that she remembered something. Theo argues that he sees what he wants to see. Ciara argues that she didn't remember anything as she was unconscious when he rescued her. Theo asks about the divorce papers. Ciara says he tore them up because Ben doesn't think she's capable of making her own decisions. Ben says that's not why but adds that she's missing information and doesn't remember the love they shared. Ben is more convinced now than ever that it's still there. Ciara tells Theo that she will just have to take Ben to court. Ben tells Theo that he knows Ciara won't hear him out, but maybe he will.
Chanel tells Allie about how she had been going on and on to Paulina about the bakery. Chanel complains that she was stupid but Allie tells her that she's not. Allie relates to trusting her mom. Chanel argues that Allie wasted all this time helping her plan the opening when she could've been looking for a real job. Allie says it was not a waste and argues that they can still do the bakery on their own. Chanel says she doesn't have the money. Allie says they can get loans or make donuts in Nicole's kitchen, but they will figure it out. Chanel notes that Allie doesn't hate her. Allie asks how she could hate her when she is her best friend as they hug.
Abe asks how Paulina ended up having Chanel. Paulina explains that Chanel's father George was different and they built a family together while she built a business from the ground up. Paulina thought as long as she had money, they'd be safe. Paulina declares that losing George was the worst that happened, so she never said no to another opportunity to make more. Paulina says when she saw the town square, she went in to overdrive and never thought Chanel would get tangled up in her big plans then she forgot that Eli was a Horton and she didn't count on falling for Abe.
Ben tells Theo that he was just telling Ciara how things were when she was missing and how everyone thought Ciara was dead except him. Ben says he could feel that Ciara was alive. Theo asks if he's psychic. Ben says that's just the connection that they've had. Ben says he's trying to respect that Theo and Ciara have been friends since they were kids but argues that Ciara only said yes to Theo's proposal because she doesn't remember him. Ciara argues against that and asks Ben to stop talking about her like she's not here. Ben says that Ciara is trying to convince herself that she's moving on but he knows she's starting to remember. Ben tells Theo that he doesn't want to see him get hurt. Ciara insists that she loves Theo. Ben assures that Ciara will remember their love because it's still there and asks if a little part of her is feeling it right now.
Eli and Lani go home. Lani rips up the check that Paulina had given them for the twins' education and says she doesn't want her dirty money. Eli is sorry as he knows how much Lani loved Paulina. Lani says she now sees Paulina for what she really is; sneaky, greedy, and thinking about herself. Eli encourages her to relax. Lani questions how Paulina could do this to Abe as she really thought she liked him but she played him. Lani hopes that Abe never talks to Paulina again.
Abe tells Paulina that she has a very moving story but he doesn't know if a word of it is true. Paulina argues that she wouldn't make that up. Abe points out that she sounded just as sincere about helping black business owners but she wasn't honest with him, Lani, or Chanel ever since she saw the town square. Paulina argues that she's been honest about her feelings with all three of them and swears her story was true. Abe asks if that justifies what she did today. Paulina says she's just trying to explain who she is. Abe questions how Chanel explains to Allie that their dream bakery is gone. Abe asks how Lani explains to her in-laws that this memorial to Tom and Alice will face the wrecking ball. Abe asks how he explains that he was conned by a scam artist. Abe says he's been going around about this project and all the good it would do for the community, but now he's humiliated and it's all because of her. Abe declares that he has nothing else to say. Paulina stops him and asks what about their relationship. Abe tells her there is no them and declares that her project will never see the light of day. Abe states that he has some influence in this town and he will move heaven and earth to stop her. Paulina asks him to go back to her place to talk but Abe shouts that this is one sale she will not make. Abe wishes Paulina never stepped foot in Salem as he then walks away.
Eli reminds Lani of all the obstacles they had to overcome on their wedding day a year ago and now they have a happy family. Eli advises her not to let Paulina ruin this for her. They say I love you and wish each other a happy anniversary as they kiss.
Chanel tells Allie that she should go. Chanel then stops and realizes that she has nowhere to go because she's not staying with her mom and she can't stay with Eli and Lani on their anniversary. Allie tells Chanel to stay here. Chanel asks about what Nicole would say when she just met her. Allie promises that it will be fine and suggests they stay up to watch the fireworks on TV while celebrating her independence.
Ciara tells Ben that he loves a girl that she doesn't remember being, so it's over. Ben advises Theo not to rush in to this marriage. Ciara argues that they aren't rushing as they've known each other all their lives while she doesn't even remember meeting Ben. Ciara tells Ben that she will see him in court and then exits with Theo.
Rafe and Ava watch the fireworks as Nicole comes out from the Brady Pub and sees them.
Ben cleans up the ripped up divorce papers and drops them in the trash. He then gets up and looks at he and Ciara's wedding photo.
Theo and Ciara watch the fireworks together outside.
Eli and Lani watch the fireworks from their window at home as they then kiss.
Abe returns to Julie's Place and looks at Tom and Alice's plaque with tears in his eyes.
Paulina sits in the town square and tries to call Chanel. Paulina then breaks down crying.
Allie and Chanel sit together to watch the fireworks on TV and they end up kissing each other.
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