DAYS: Abigail Is Committed
■ Abigail goes into labor at the Horton cabin, where Chad delivers a baby girl. “For a moment, Chad and Abigail forget the drama and everything they are going through,” says Marci Miller (Abigail). “They have no choice but to address the circumstance at hand. Being in the midst of that together reminds them that they’re a team. They totally reconnect. They rediscover that they love each other.”
Chad proceeds to dote on Abigail and her baby. “It’s all of a sudden very sobering,” recounts Miller. “All the bull crap that they were worried about suddenly doesn’t matter anymore. They get back to their roots and remember what’s most important to them.”
Meanwhile, back in Salem, Stefan catches Gabi with the Gabby wig and pills, and forces her to admit she was setting up Abigail. Devastated to realize that Gabby isn’t coming back to him, Stefan prepares to call the cops, but Gabi convinces him that it’s in his best interest not to expose her scheme. It would only drive Abigail and Chad back together and possibly cost Stefan “his” child, she adds. Then, suddenly, Stefan receives a call from Chad, who makes him an offer he can’t refuse.
Afterward, Chad returns to Abigail’s side and they share a warm moment as she names her daughter Charlotte. Then a medical team arrives to transport mother and child to Salem. “Abigail is optimistic. She
“Abigail is so wildly betrayed.”
feels she and Chad are taking steps in the right direction to healing,” says Miller.
Things turn on a dime, however, when Stefan shows up, having been summoned by Chad. Stefan presents Chad with the paperwork to commit Abigail, as Chad explains that he just wants her to get the help she needs. “Abigail is so wildly betrayed,” sums up Miller. “She feels completely alone. Everything gets turned upside down. It’s heart-wrenching.”
A distraught Abigail is taken to Bayview. Chad then hands over baby Charlotte to Stefan, which was the bargain they struck in order to get Stefan to commit Abigail. “It’s all so emotional,” shares Miller. “The paramedics are holding down Abigail, trying to strap her to the bed, while she’s trying to get to her child. The weight of it all is so severe and deeply scarring.”
Things take a darker turn when Gabi, who discovers that Abigail has been committed, shows up to visit her. Abigail, not surprisingly, is filled with “hatred and disdain,” notes Miller. “The audacity of this woman doing all these things and then actually show up in her room is overwhelming.”
Back To Bed: Abigail (Marci Miller) is devastated to return to Bayview.