Today on Days of our Lives
, Abe (James Reynolds
) just got a call from air traffic control with information that the FAA has lost all radio contact with John's plane. He calls Roman (Josh Taylor
) over to tell him the news that the plane is way off course and they will run out of fuel in less than an hour.
Meanwhile, up in the air, it's a bird, it's a plane, it's....okay, it's a plane. John (Drake Hogestyn
) and Steve (Stephen Nichols
) are up in the cockpit. They are so doomed: I saw on Mythbusters
once that it's nigh impossible to land a plane without instruments unless they have someone on the radio talking them through the landing. Back in the cabin, the ride is getting more and more turbulent. Bo (Peter Reckell
) is unconscious, and Grandpa Shawn (Frank Parker
) caves under Hope's (Kristian Alfonso
) entreaties to put his oxygen mask on. But only for a little while. He eventually insists on giving the mask to Bo.
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In Salem, more of the Brady clan show up at Abe's office, including Caroline (Peggy McCay
) and Max (Darin Brooks
). Abe learns that Homeland Security is tracking the plane on radar. A tracking station in Greenland has them on radar as well. Abe and Roman try to keep the Brady brood calm.
In the Great Doomed Plane in the Sky, Philip (Jay Kenneth Johnson
) furiously tries to keep Chloe (Nadia Bjorlin) awake. But nobody seemed too concerned on yesterday's Days of our Lives
that Claire was fast asleep. Kayla (Mary Beth Evans
) tells her Pop that she is with child and therefore, he needs to put his mask on in order to meet his soon-to-be grandbaby. Suddenly, there's a loud crash, and then Grandpa Shawn dies. Sad!
In the cockpit, John explains that they have to lower their elevation to below 10,000 feet to get atmospheric oxygen back into the plane so that they won't suffocate. They decide to dump the fuel, which I mistakenly thought they already did, but first Steve needs to look at the wiring of the controls to see if he can fix them. All the oxygen is depleted and everyone starts choking for air. Martha Madison
, especially, chokes very convincingly. Everyone prepares to die. Steve passes out in the cockpit, but John's got a little bit of fight left in him, so he frantically gets to work at rewiring stuff before it's too late. He eventually succeeds in dumping the fuel, and the plane immediately begins to drop. Steve wakes up, and good thing too, because John sets him to work to rewire some more stuff. He manages to reconnect the correct wires because John is eventually able to regain some of the controls. You can tell because the camera rights itself after being tilted. People are beginning to stir in the cabin, beginning with Marlena (Deidre Hall
) who rouses everyone else. Bo wakes up to find his Pop is dead.
In Salem, Abe finds out that the plane is off course, and everyone immediately jumps to the conclusion that it crashed. Roman instructs the authorities to send rescue teams to the projected crash landing site.
Meanwhile, Steve and John are beginning to see land on the horizon and struggle with the controls to land safely. All I can say is that even though John is ambiguously evil, I'm glad he's at the controls and not Steve. With that patch on his eye, he doesn't have the depth perception that I'd like a pilot to have. The plane begins to come in for a very bumpy landing. Everyone screams, and the screen goes dark.
Next on Days of our Lives
: The passengers are missing, Chelsea begins to suspect that Stefano might have been behind the plane crash, and Max turns on Lexie.
-Debbie Chang, BuddyTV Staff Writer
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