days of our lives
GIFT OF GABBY
At Bayview, Abigail rips into Chad for betraying her. She then summons Stefan and greets him as Gabby. She kisses him and asks him to get her out of the sanitarium. Though tempted, Stefan says he isn’t sure he can believe her.
Rafe questions Gabi about the accusations Abigail made against her. Gabi denies them, then has Kate back her up.
Chad returns home to the Kiriakis mansion, where Sonny asks if he knew that Kate was behind the sexual harassment lawsuit. Sonny is devastated when Chad admits he knew about Kate using Leo to bring down Sonny and Titan.
Will, meanwhile, confronts Kate about the lawsuit. Kate admits what she did and apologizes. Will asks her to come clean to take away Leo’s leverage, but Kate is reluctant.
Hope and Ted concoct a plan to trap Ben into confessing. Later, Hope returns to Salem from Smith Island. Rafe finds her ferry ticket and wonders what she was doing there .... Ted calls Ben and tries to get him to confess to starting the fire so he can record it. A cagey Ben doesn’t fall for it and suggests they meet in person .... Rafe questions Hope about her trip to Smith Island. She claims she went to pick up a locket Abigail left behind, but it’s tense between them. Later, Rafe overhears Hope saying she’ll do anything to bring Ben down, including lying to her husband.
Gabi sneaks into Kayla’s office to get the original DNA tests on Charlotte and runs into Kayla on her way out. She covers. Later, Kayla notices someone has been using her computer.
Ciara confides to Kayla that she has feelings for Ben. Kayla gives her niece a stern warning, but Ciara isn’t interested in hearing it. Later, Ben shows up to
make a dinner date with Ciara.
NO WAY OUT
Sonny lets Kate have it for ruining his life. She tries to make amends, to no avail. Will lays into his grandmother, as well, and she ultimately agrees to clear Sonny’s name. Leo arrives and shrugs that any statement she makes will be moot once Sonny and Will are in jail for attempted murder. Kate is stunned to see Leo, who reiterates that either Sonny marries him or goes to jail.
Ciara learns that Claire talked Tripp into staying at the loft .... Ben and Ciara’s date hits a snag when Julie refuses to take his reservation. They wind up having a picnic with takeout. Ciara learns that Ben is working for Stefan and living chez Dimera .... John and
Marlena have dinner with Claire and Brady. Marlena advises Claire to be careful with Tripp. After the kids leave, John closes the pub and has a romantic evening with Marlena.
Rafe confides in Eli, who wonders if Hope is seeing someone else. Rafe says she wouldn’t do that and feels it has something to do with Ben and Ciara. Rafe follows Hope to Smith Island. He enters the cabin and spies two wine glasses, but not his wife. He calls Julie, who suggests Hope is paying him back for his dalliance with Sami.
Ben tells Stefan about the situation with Ted. Stefan orders him to trap the lawyer. Ted and Hope wait for Ben’s arrival, but he calls to postpone because his date with Ciara is running late. Hope goes ballistic.
Sarah talks to Maggie about Eric raising Holly. Maggie is reluctant, but agrees to think about it.
Brady comes up with an idea to mend fences with Eric. He proposes having a memorial service for Nicole but Eric blasts him for his hypocrisy and the two wind up brawling. Maggie and Sarah walk in and find them fighting. Maggie doesn’t think Eric is in the right emotional state to care for Holly.
Chloe is thrilled when Lucas returns from his Thanksgiving visit with Allie. Lucas reveals that he’s concerned about Allie’s behavior and intends to return to Europe. Chloe’s stunned when Lucas says he doesn’t want her to wait for him. After Lucas leaves, Brady shows up. Chloe cleans his wounds and they comfort each other.
Bonding Time: Chloe (Nadia Bjorlin) and Brady (then-kyle Lowder) first grew close while her friends were away in Puerto Rico on a school trip. flashback to 2001
Does Gabi think she’ll get away with her plan? Camila Banus (l.) says:“Yes. Absolutely. Specifically because she has what she feels is the backing of Kate [Lauren Koslow]. It really solidifies that she’s doing the right thing and the plan is working.”