Happy July!!! 🎆
At the hospital, Theresa’s wheels are spinning about the couple who grew closer after their child was sick. Oh, I am terrified that she’s going to do something incredibly stupid. Hi, Anne. Uh oh, she’s noticed that her master keys are missing and she suspects Theresa. Theresa denies knowing where the keys are because she has more important things to worry about “like raising a child.” This is like when Sherri Shepherd didn’t know if the world was flat or not because she was thinking about feeding her child. Lol. Anne is wrong about WHY Theresa took her keys, but not her taking them.
Eve, with Laura Horton’s file in hand, rushes out of Marlena’s office, but crashes into Jennifer before she can make her getaway. Jen starts helping Eve pick up her things, but Eve pushes her away and grabs the file folder. Eve lies about the file; she tells Jen that they’re referral papers from Marlena. Eve shouts at Jennifer to leave her alone and then she leaves the office.
Justin!!! I’m always happy to see him. And this is a storyline (the long road back for Justin & Adrienne) that I’m actually excited about. He’s at home, arguing with someone on the phone. Oooh, threatening someone’s job? Hot. Haha. Hi, Kate. K: “If I close my eyes, I can imagine that I’m overhearing Victor give a tongue-lashing to his lowly underlings.” Haha. There are much worse comparisons, Kate. He basically tells her she better get her act together if she’d like to keep her position at Mad World. K: “Don’t you snap at me just because my son is sleeping with your wife.” Point Kate, but still get it together, Kate. But she won’t. Doesn’t she try to work with Lucas to get Paul out of town? So dumb. Apparently, Justin’s done damage control after they lost their top designer and distributor. J: “So now I need you to close the deal on Paul Narita and make him the new face of the men’s line. Yesterday!…Just do your job!” And he leaves. Seriously, Kate. Stop throwing stones at Justin and do your job! Think about yourself and your welfare. Not Lucas’. Not Will’s. YOURS.
In the HTS, JJ asks Bev about Kyle. JJ is definitely suspicious about him and with good reason. Speak of the devil, here’s Kyle. And his shadow, the creepy guy from the bushes, is back too. Kyle’s having a 4th of July party and he wants to invite JJ & Bev. Hmm. He wants JJ’s number so he can send him the details, but JJ and Bev leave the Square. Is this dude Kyle really a dealer or his he undercover? Hmm.
In her office, Abigail finishes a phone call with Bridget. I still have no idea who she is, but that’s cool. I’m just gonna go with it. Lol. Hi, Adrienne!!! Ab: “Why does everything have to be so complicated?” Well…it’s really not. We make things complicated. Abby tells Adrienne about Bridget and how she wants her to visit in September. Ab: “I think it’s just reminding me of how much simpler things were back then, you know?” Adrienne bring up the fact that Abigail is in love isn’t helping, but thanks for trying. Why don’t you go talk to your son about how in love he is with husband? *rolls eyes* I’m sure that will make Sonny feel just as wonderful as it’s made Abigail feel. Adr: “Honey, what’s got you so upset?” Flashback to Abigail and Chad’s night together. This is a long flashback. Lol. Not that I’m complaining. Adrienne isn’t a bad person to talk to about this actually. She might be the perfect person to talk to about it. Oh, yeah, Abby is just stressed with the project. Or not. Abigail thinks she’s letting her mom down. Oh, honey. I think you’d have to do something really, really horrible to disappoint Jennifer. Like kill JJ or something as extreme. Lol. And of course, Jenny’s here to make it all better. Ugh. J: “…I am just so happy that you found your soulmate.” SOULMATE???????? She thinks Abby and Ben are soulmates???? Seriously???? That is so ridiculous. Maybe I’m living in the past of grand, sweeping, intense supercouple romances. I don’t know. But no way is Ben her soulmate. That’s just nonsense. They are a couple in love. They aren’t a supercouple and they certainly aren’t soulmates.
In the DiMera study, Stefano and Chad continue their stand off about why Stefano chose to come back to Salem now. C: “…you’re here because of me and Abigail.” Stefano, why are you laughing? It’s true and I don’t think Chad will buy you brushing his accusation off as an absurdity. Not after Stefano shouted at Chad for humiliating Abigail. Stefano says he was only upset because Chad really loves her and he wants him to be happy. C: “I had a very good reason for breaking things off with Abigail…I’m looking at him.” Yes, you’re sabotaging your own plan, Stefano. Ch: “I’m not implying anything, Father. I’m stating a fact. You want me to be with Abigail. And whatever your reasons are, I’m worried about them because they sure as hell have nothing to do with me.” Agreed. Stefano maintains that he just wants Chad to be with the woman he loves. C: “You think I really love her.” S: “I know you do.” C: “Then here’s a reason for me not to be with her: if I really loved her, there is no way that I would make her live in this house of horrors.” Stefano, are you really holding up Sami and EJ’s tiny window of happiness in that house as some kind of example or model? C: “For what? Six weeks before he was killed? Six weeks of happiness together. And in case you didn’t notice, Abigail is nothing like Sami. She’s kind and gentle.” S: “And Samantha?” C: “Is as manipulative and duplicitous as you are. She matches you pretty evenly most of the time.” S: “You’re underestimating Abigail.” C: “Do you really think that, that’s a compliment? Sami got, got tough and nasty and mean because she had to living under your roof with my brother. I would never do that to Abigail. So she’s out of my life. And she’s back with Ben and they’re moving in together.” S: “And you approve?” C: “It’s not my business.” S: “Answer one more question for me, alright?…You love Abigail that much, how do you expect to live without her?” Good question, Stefano. So far? He’s putting on his cold, hard, unfeeling façade and making moves on another woman. A horrible, despicable woman. Oh, and Sami had to get tough waaaaay before she lived in that house. C: “So why, with all of the advantages I have as a DiMera, would I want to tie myself down to just one woman? I got what I wanted from Abigail. Revenge for sleeping with my brother. I used her, I dumped her. It’s over. Let it go. I have.” Well, that’s just not true, honey. Chad leaves the study. In the hallway, he dropped his cocky, uncaring act and recalls his night with Abigail in the garden. Oh, honey. You’re so unhappy and lonely. Back in the study: S: “He loves you enough to give you up. Noble. See how long that lasts.” Lol. I’m with Stefano. According to tomorrow’s spoilers, Abby’s drawn to Chad again soooo…there you go. Haha.
Ugh, Ben tells Clyde about using the disgusting tracker app on Abigail’s phone. And how she lied about talking to her mother and went to see Chad. And how he trespassed on DiMera property and overheard Abigail making Chad promise to never tell him that they slept together. Okay, I don’t like Clyde, but I also don’t think he’s stupid enough to assuming that they were talking about way back when, when Chabby were a couple. Especially not after all the creepy, misogynistic conversations father & son have had about Abigail in the recent past. Yep, they had sex in the DiMera garden a few days ago. Oops. Lol. B: “…they slept together more than once.” Yeah, apparently, Chad is very generous and enthusiastic. Haha. And Ben throws his beer bottle at the wall. Red flag! He is dangerous and it’s only a matter of time before he starts hurting Abby. Yeah, don’t clean up the mess, Ben. Great idea. Clyde doesn’t understand why Abigail is still moving in. Ben tells him it’s because she told him and Chad that she loves him & that he’s a better man. Oh, yeah, that makes total sense. *rolls eyes* B: “…last night, she proved she wanted me. Only me.” Oh, I am cringing and gagging. He is so gross. Ben tells Clyde that he’s already seen Chad and he proved that Abigail is all his. RED FLAG. Oh my goodness, his jealousy and possessiveness is terrifying. Ben can forgive Abigail because he knows she’ll never to it again; because she’s committed to him. And she wasn’t in a committed relationships with you a week or so ago when she slept with Chad? Cl: “…you never know what a person will or will not do.” Good point, Clyde. I agree. Clyde is happy that Ben confided in him and he says he’ll support Ben no matter what. B: “You know you’re the exact opposite of Chad’s father.” How so? Oh, because Chad thought you were Stefano when you trespassed & eavesdropped? B: “He said Mr. DiMera should really stop trying so hard to push him and Abigail back together. I know, it’s weird, right?” Nothing and everything Stefano does is “weird,” so this is just par for the course, really. So this is why Clyde goes to the DiMera manse? To talk about their sons and Abigail? Now that’s weird. Clyde says some crap about Abigail being lucky to have a man who’s willing to forgive and forget. No way is this over. Nothing is forgiven and nothing is forgotten. Clyde leaves. Cl: “Stefano DiMera’s back in town, playing matchmaker.” I’m certain his plan isn’t that superficial, but yeah, sure. Lol.
Paige leaves TBD to get some air.
Back with Anne and Theresa. Theresa continues to deny having Anne’s keys, which is true. She doesn’t “have” them; she took them and gave them to her sister. A: “If I find out you did take my master keys for any nefarious purpose that could come back to bite me, you are gonna have a hell of a lot more to worry about than Brady Black hating on you.” Hi, Eve. Anne gets a phone call and walks away. Eve gives Theresa back the keys. She’s pretty confident about her plan having a big pay off. I don’t know.
Eve’s admiring her own ring again. What’s up with that? Hi, Anne. The ring was a gift from “her daddy.” Theresa comes back and saves the day by giving Anne her keys back. Anne leaves. Theresa, calm down. What Eve stole has nothing to do with you. T: “Well, is it something important?” E: “Only to me and Jenny.” T: “Is it gonna knock her down a peg or 2?” E: “I’m counting on it.” I’m all for Eve “knocking Jenny down a peg or two,” but exploiting her mother’s mental health to get revenge is just so wrong. Eve tells Theresa to keep her head down and not to get in Brady’s face now that she’s living in the Kiriakis mansion. You should listen to Eve, T. This is good, sound advice. And it’s way better and way less evil than the plan you’ve cooked up. Uh oh, Theresa is going to involve Eve in her plan. Payback for getting her the master keys. Eve leaves and Anne returns. She wants Theresa to do actual work at work, but Theresa leaves to go have time with Tate.
JJ and Bev are in the park now. She wants to hang out all night, but JJ can’t because he starts work at TBD tomorrow. He tells her that being with her is “lifting his spirits.” And of course, Paige comes by and sees them kissing. Bev notices Paige and she tries to run away. P: “Just so you don’t forget and say I didn’t warn you: once a cheat, always a cheat.” Well, yeah. But do we really need to humiliate JJ again. He’s the bad guy, or one of them, but he doesn’t deserve this constant harassment. Or maybe he does and I’m just sick of watching it when we could have better scenes. Bev leaves. JJ apologizes to Paige for her having to see him and Bev kissing. Paige, if you don’t care, why are you so upset? She starts laying into him, asking him about the other girls he slept with while they were together. JJ isn’t having her crap today and tells her to stop and listen to him. Thank you! I understand that she’s hurting, but all of this ranting & raving isn’t helping anyone. JJ tells her that he ended it with her mom before he begged her to take him back. JJ: “…I was never unfaithful to you while we were together with anyone. I never cheated on you. And I didn’t even look at Bev or Roxanne or anyone girl. No one. Not once. Not ever. I was just with you. Do you believe me?” P: “Would you like a medal? What an amazing sacrifice you made to be with me! Who knew it was such a struggle? Thanks for setting me straight.” Ugh. P: “I was never just you and me. Never.” Double ugh. Why is this scene necessary????? We know Paige hates JJ and her mom already.
Kate meets Clyde at TBD. He’s upset that she didn’t tell him that Stefano’s back in town. Ugh. I don’t care that he’s upset. Why is this so important? I’d rather see Sonny thinking about what the heck he’s gonna do now. I’d almost rather watch Will cry and lie to Arianna again than endure a Kate/Clyde scene. Yep, Kate and Stefano were married, but I wasn’t a lifetime ago. And she fell pretty freaking in love with him. Ugh, quit it with the creepy innuendos and the gross kissing. Days hates me. Haha. Clyde leaves…to go tussle with The Phoenix, no doubt.
Chad and Theo are at the hospital. Are they in Abby’s office? All the offices look the same. Lol. Theo has a therapy session soon. Uh oh, something happened between Theo and friend after school. C: “Sawyer’s your best friend. And friends are really important. Okay? So I want you to make sure you guys work it out, what ever happened, okay?” Th: “You sound like Daddy.” C: “Well, that’s a compliment because your dad knows what he’s talking about. Think you guys can make up?” Theo nods. C: “Hey, I’m really proud of you.” I am getting weirdly emotional about this scene. I love Uncle Chad. Lol. I love when Chad shows himself for who he truly is. Theo asks if Chad will take him to the lake again and Chad agrees. Yep, Theo, Abigail was there and it was a lot of fun. Hi, Abby. Oblivious to Abigail’s arrival, Chad and Theo make plans to camp out; to tell ghost stories and make s'mores. Chad suggest inviting Sawyer along. Aww, they hug. And then Theo notices Abby standing in the doorway. He runs to give her a hug.
Theresa arrives back at the mansion and quickly takes Tate from the nanny. And then the little witch tells the nanny to bring her a sandwich and a soda. Oh, girl, that is not how this relationship is gonna go. “No disrespect, but my job’s with the baby; not you.” Good for you, Haley! Oh, I’m so worried about Theresa’s plan! If she’s going to enlist Eve’s help, I’m thinking a kidnapping? No mess, no abuse, nothing truly horrible could happen. Stop telling Tate that you both have some work to do! T: “Could you just imagine how awesome our lives would be if Daddy loved me too? Here’s what we’re gonna do. I’m not gonna put you in any harm’s way, okay? I’m not gonna put you in danger at all. But we might have to lie just a little bit, okay, to give Daddy a little bit of a scare.” Using your child to get what you want is so gross. If Tate were the most important thing to her, she wouldn’t be plotting and planning to get Brady back. She’s an idiot.
Adrienne joins Justin in the booth at the Pub. What’s up, Justin? Uh oh, he slides a big Manila envelope across the table and then quickly leaves. Yep, they’re divorce papers. Come on! You two crazy kids can work it out! You always do. I’m not worried.
Back at the hospital, Maxine gives Jennifer info about a press release about a doctor’s leave of absence. And he’s going to be treated at the same place Laura Horton was.
Eve’s home and reading through Laura’s file. So now she knows all of her symptoms and that drugs can & will cause all of them. Not good.
In the HTS, Kyle talks on the phone with someone about trying to recruit JJ. So he’s a legit drug dealer? Okay.
JJ sits alone in the park, crying. Poor buddy. I can’t help, but to feel badly for him. Partly because Paige is annoying me. Haha. Bev’s back and JJ doesn’t want to talk. She got a text from Kyle about the party; she declined the invitation, but JJ insists that they go. Uh oh. That’s not gonna go well, is it?
Paige is back in her room. She’s on that dating site again. What will work? And why are you crying? Because of your mysterious plan? Or because of the fight with JJ? Or JJ and your mom? All of it?
Back at Ben’s. The place is all clean and he has a lovely bouquet for Abigail. That he’ll throw against the wall like the beer bottle? Dude, you are deluding yourself. OMG why are you having incredibly accurate Chabby flashbacks???? You weren’t there! At least, Sonny’s imagination didn’t conjure up exactly what happened between Paul and Will.
Kate sits in the park, just off the Square. And someone comes to meet her. We don’t see who it is, but I’m sure it’s Lucas. She has a proposition for him. One that he won’t refuse. So it’s about getting Paul out of Salem. Stop trying to clean up Will’s mess while simultaneously putting your own livelihood at stake, Kate!!! It’s not worth it!
Back at the DiMera mansion, Stefano gets a call from Harold, alerting him to Clyde’s arrival, no doubt. Send him in, Harold! S: “What the hell do you want?” Lol. I like it. Get right now to business.
I so loved Chad today. I love him most days. The Chad/Stefano scene was great. And the Uncle Chad/Theo scene was so adorable and sweet! Abigail knows that, that is the real Chad. Go on and be drawn to him again, Abby! Haha.
Ben continues to frighten me. That isn’t going to change anytime soon.
So Theresa is going to have Tate kidnapped or something, so then she can swoop in and be the big hero? I’m not convinced that Brady will fall into her arm so easily, but alright.
I’ve had enough of scenes where Paige shouts at JJ. Let’s move her strange plan along. And get JJ involved with that Kyle guy. At least, those have the potential to be interesting.
I hope Justin fires Kate. She’s so going to suggest that Lucas hire Paul and then ship him out of town, right? Ugh. She’s such an idiot.
I am all about this Justin/Adrienne storyline! Serve her with divorce papers, gauge her reaction, and then go from there. Smart move, Justin. Haha.
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