DAYS’ PAUL PULLS THE PLUG
After four years in Salem, Paul’s making tracks, resigned to the fact he and Will can never be a couple...
Salem’s proved a romantic mine eld for Paul and he gives up on Will and takes his heart to San Francisco!
Every minute of every day of his relationship with Will Horton, Paul knew full well he’d be competing with the stigma of Sonny Kiriakis as a lingering third party in their lives. Initially the situation was made easier by an amnesiac Will’s inability to recall his love and marriage to Sonny, but that all changed in August when Will had total recall at his grandmother Marlena’s wedding.
Watching his lover overwhelmed with floods of memories from his treasured life with Sonny (Freddie Smith) and their daughter Arianna (Harper and Sydnee Udell), Paul (Christopher Sean) saw the writing was on the wall but prayed that somehow Will’s (Chandler Massey) feelings for him would triumph. Fate stepped in to play a cruel hand when Paul plunged from a multi-storey window during a fight with Kristen (Stacy Haiduk), sustaining injuries that left him paralysed! Despite Will’s sympathy and pledge to see Paul through the crisis, he couldn’t deny his passion and desire to be with Sonny.
In the end, trying to keep their feelings in check for Paul’s sake proved fruitless when Will grew emotionally distant from Paul – motivating him to prove his suspicions. He toyed with reading Will’s journal but his brother Brady (Eric Martsolf) intervened with confirmation that he’d overheard Will profess that he’s in love with Sonny!
Shattered, Paul told Will he was moving out of their new apartment and Will didn’t stop him, unable to deny that his heart lays with Sonny. With nothing else keeping him in Salem and needing to soothe his broken heart, Paul moved away to San Francisco where he’s stay with his mother and receive treatment for his paralysis.
Meanwhile, Will and Sonny are already encountering choppy waters in their quest to reunite, with Victor (John Aniston), who’s never been Will’s biggest fan, intervening in their bid to be together, certain that his great-nephew is making a huge mistake in getting entangled with his ex-husband all over again. After all, it’s not that long ago that they were caught up in the accidental death and subsequent cover-up of ex-prostitute Leo Cooper (Greg Rikaart)...
With Leo all set to rise from the dead and make the guys’ lives a living nightmare, don’t bet against the fallout of one or both of them ending up doing time for the crime – and that’s no way to embark on a loving relationship!