Days of our Lives
begins today with shots of Stefano (Joseph Mascolo) still lying stationary in the sanitarium. Back at the DiMera mansion, John Black (Drake Hogestyn
) asks Marlena (Deidre Hall
) to help him go through Stefano's finances. She would rather that he just give all the money away because it's blood money.
EJ (James Scott
) wants to be the shoulder for Sami (Alison Sweeney
) to cry on, but all she is concerned with is getting their marriage annulled as soon as possible.
Hope (Kristian Alfonso
) is glued to Bo's (Peter Reckell
) at the hospital. He made it through the night. Out in the waiting room, Chelsea (Rachel Melvin
) and Shawn (Brandon Beemer
) bond together in their sadness over Bo's health. Victor (John Aniston) comes by and learns that Bo's pancreas is shutting down.
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Victor jumps to the conclusion that Bo has pancreatic cancer since Victor's daughter Isabella died of pancreatic cancer as well. But Lexie says that they don't know what's wrong with Bo's pancreas. They just know that it's not cancer. Bo starts to doubt his chances of survival, but Hope immediately shushes him. Caroline (Peggy McCay
) also tells him that he better not give up. Lexie explains that Bo's condition is not cancer and it's not pancreatitis, but it may be a hereditary disorder that was exacerbated by his recent motorcycle accident.
Tony and Anna have gone to visit Stefano in the sanitarium. Anna is creeped out by Stefano's staring eyes, so she leaves the room, giving Tony the opportunity to talk to his father.
EJ doesn't think that they need to get a lawyer to do the annulment, but Sami is skeptical. A mail carrier comes by looking for EJ; he has a certified letter to deliver. Sami agrees to let EJ handle the annulment as long as she can get Mickey Horton to look over everything when he's done.
Things are tense between John and Marlena, but they are interrupted by a knock at the door. It's Belle (Martha Madison
) and Claire. Claire adorably wanted to see her Pop-pop. So cute! He's actually pretty great with her, offering juice just like when they were in Greenland, but he's terribly mean to Belle. He shoos them away, but not before Claire locates the mini-disc whereon all of John's memories have been downloaded by Stefano and Rolf. Stefano's lawyer comes over to tell him how Stefano was going to distribute his estate to his children. However, he wants the rest of the DiMera clan to be there before he starts telling.
EJ, Sami, Tony and Anna assemble at the DiMera mansion and the lawyer begins telling them all. It's up to the lawyer, as the executor of the will, to appoint someone to carry on Stefano's legacy. The lawyer says that EJ's trust fund has not been reinstated, and that since John is the only surviving blood relation, John will get control of the tens of millions belonging to Stefano. Ehh?? How's that now? It's true that my grasp of the Days of our Lives
family trees is tenuous at best, but aren't Tony, EJ and Lexie all Stefano's blood relations as well? Anyway, Marlena doesn't want John to keep the money.
John gloats to Stefano that he's going to take over his life, but Stefano gloats silently that John is becoming a terrible person whom his loved ones will come to wish had stayed dead.
Next on Days of our Lives
: Chloe asks Philip for another big favor, Chelsea confides in Stephanie, Abe suggest that Steve go outside the law.
-Debbie Chang, BuddyTV Staff Writer
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