Days of our Lives
begins today with a confrontation between Max (Darin Brooks
) and his bio dad, Dean Trent Robbins. Max is closing up the pub and Trent comes by to talk. Max is very hostile towards him, but Trent wants to make amends.
Bo (Peter Reckell
) comes down to the police station to see Roman (Josh Taylor
). Bo is still dressed up with his romantic dinner with Hope. Bo vents to Roman about how Chelsea is dating grown men like Daniel Jonas. Roman tells him to try to stay out of it, and then informs him that Paul Hollingsworth is missing. He fills him in with all the details about what Chloe said, and about how Paul bought a plane ticket to South America, but he never got on the plane. Bo immediately suspects John Black of foul play.
Speaking of John Black, he tells EJ (James Scott
) that he knows his annulment went through and he's been lying to Sami for weeks. Sami walks in just in time to hear this.
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Stephanie (Shelley Hennig
) is all mopey about Max and vents to Chelsea (Rachel Melvin
), but then she suddenly remembers that Chelsea had her date with Daniel, so she drops all her own concerns to hear all the details about the date. Chelsea gushes about Daniel. Finally, Chelsea asks about Stephanie's problems with Max.
At the pub, Max yells at Trent about how he abandoned him. Trent says that he came back to Salem all those years ago because he wanted Max back, but he saw little Max with his adoptive father and he looked happy. Max gets all defensive, and then Trent asks him to please keep their relationship a secret. Max rips his bio dad a new one for that, and then threatens to tell his colleagues about the dirt he has on him. But eventually, Max says he'll take the high road because that's what Shawn would have wanted him to do. He pulls out the picture and demands to know who the girl is. Trent refuses to answer, and leaves.
At the DiMera mansion, Sami (Alison Sweeney
) demands to know whether she and EJ are no longer married. John says that that's what Nicole said. EJ says that he did what he did to keep his family together. Sami deduces that EJ manufactured the immigration trouble with Mr. Burke, and EJ admits to it. Sami calls him a bastard, and says that he is the same evil, manipulative jerk that he has always been, even though he thinks he is entitled to forgiveness, especially considering all the crap that Sami has pulled in the past. Sami says that she can't ever trust him again, and EJ says that that's exactly how Lucas feels about her. She takes off her wedding band and shoves it at him. He begs her not to give up on their marriage. He says that she's lying to herself about her feelings toward him and begs her to admit that she still has feelings for him. She finally admits it, almost kisses him, and then runs away.
Meanwhile, John (Drake Hogestyn
) takes Ava down to the secret lab downstairs. Ava is impressed and makes Star Wars
jokes, but John is super-cautious. He has flashes of being held captive and tied to the chair. With shaking hands, he takes the disc out of the case and puts it into the computer. He suddenly remembers Stefano and all that stuff. Ava wants him to destroy the disc, but he wants to put it into the computer. It's all very tense. Ava realizes that John is hellbent on finding out the contents of the disc because of Marlena. Ava says she really likes this new John. Instead of destroying the disc, he locks it into a drawer.
At the police station, Roman and Bo go through all the evidence they have on Paul to see if it connects to John. They acquire a search warrant to go through Paul's apartment, but they don't actually find anything. Morgan Hollingsworth shows up. She sees that Bo and Roman have her father's suitcase and she demands to know what they know. But they aren't able to talk about it since it is all part of an ongoing investigation. Morgan goes over to Chelsea's for a hug and a shoulder to cry on and an impromptu sleepover. Bo and Roman find a letter addressed to Morgan in Paul's suitcase.
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Next on Days of our Lives
: Nicole wants to know why EJ is so happy, Philip is mad at Chloe for screwing things up even more, Chelsea tries to reassure Morgan.
-Debbie Chang, BuddyTV Staff Writer
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