Friday night. Rob’s office. His phone rings.
“Hi Rob, I’m still in Malibu.”
“Is everything okay?”
“Things are fine. I just emailed you about what’s been happening out here.”
“Thank you. Do you think you’ll be home soon?”
“Hopefully. I’ll call you tomorrow.”
“Thanks, Nicole. Goodnight.”
Rob hangs up, praying that Nicole doesn’t do anything that everyone will regret.
“Robert, how was your week?”
This week in Salem…
Brady grabbed Summer from the ocean, preventing her from drowning herself. “Summer” claimed she was just going for a swim.
He demanded answers, even though he was owed none.
If you were Summer, how would you react to Brady and what he did?
Theresa, in hoping to surprise Brady got her own surprise when she saw Nicole. After rightfully accusing Nicole of lying she demanded answers from everyone. accusing Nicole of pursuing Brady. Nicole explained her reasons for being there, unsure if Theresa believed her.
“I wish those two wouldn’t fight…Hopefully Nicole will find something to distract her.”
Nicole warned Theresa about where her insecurities could lead her. She was speaking from experience. Hopefully she will listen.
Do you agree with Theresa, or is she overreacting? Does nicole have a point?
They all met summer. Brady insisted she go with them to Salem.
“Speaking of distracting, Dario is reconnecting with his Salem roots. Do you think he will return to Salem?”
Steve told Joey about him and Ava. Kayla called Roman on Ava. Roman said he’d be objective.
“That’s funny…What happened to Roman, Marlena? He wasn’t like he is now while he was married to you.”
“You know I can’t discuss that with you Robert.”
“That’s okay. I already know, remember?”
“Yes, I do…go on.”
Theo could tell something was off with Ciara and figured out Chase was to blame. Ciara refused to talk about it and just wanted to drink. Theo didn’t want to drink, Ciara said something about being almost 18 when she was barely 16 just last week.
“Time is funky here.”
Will Ciara have a total breakdown before she tells someone about what happened?
The remaining SORAS bunch went to a rave and subjected everyone around them to the worst dancing anyone has ever seen.
Apparently Chase’s aunt doesn’t want chase to live with her, and Hope and Ciara are stuck with him.
Is chase really sorry? Will he attempt to do it again?
“Why doesn’t Hope shoot him?”
“Because Hope would never do that ?”
“WRONG…Chase may be the first ‘official’ victim of Hope and Rafe’s murder for hire business.”
Andre tried to tell Chase that while what he did was wrong. Chase was not a monster and that he would be there for him. But if Ciara went to the cops there is nothing he could do.”
Is Andre trying to get chase to possibly do something more later?
“What chase did was wrong, and he should be held accountable. Good news. I guess he’s barely 18. Unlike and much like in older Salem, pre-hero rapists Bill, Jack, Victor, and EJ, Chase can still become a decent person.”
Chase called Hope and told him he was never coming home, and that he felt great shame for what he did..
“Shame is a start at trying to make amends.”
Is there hope for Chase, or will Salem condemn him forever?
“Doesn’t matter if he’s not coming home. Although…does it?”
“Of course it does.”
Speaking of not coming home, the police think they found Stefano’s body. It was right where Andre said it was. They began trying to identify it.
Joey and Steve continued to fight over Ava, who escaped police custody.
“Shawn arrested Andre. Not being a real cop apparently doesn’t matter in Salem.”
Andre let Chad have it about being a huge disappointment to the family.
“That’s an understatement.”
Chad still refuses to see what’s right in front of him. What will make him see the light?”
“Nothing. I’m afraid.”
“Summer may be Daniel’s sister.”
“And he never told Maggie, Jennifer, Chelsea, Chloe, or Nicole?”
“Daniel, R.I.P., obviously didn’t like to share.”
Joey met a girl named Jade. What are your first impressions of this girl?
“He went to that rave with her.”
Philip, now spying for Victor, tried to regain Deimos’ trust…Doesn’t look like Deimos is buying it.
Belle tried to buy Claire’s love by giving her a place to sing in the club she bought.
“Which is pointless and futile.”
“Why do you say that?”
“Most legal clubs, unlike the one where the rave the SORAS bunch went to was held, wont let you in if you’re not old enough to drink. But then again Salem is a magical place and Claire could be 22 tomorrow, seeing as how just last week Ciara was 16 and now she’s almost 18.
Will Belle succeed in buying Claire?
“I’m confident Belle and Claire will work things out.”
“What about her, Shawn, and Phillp?” Marlena shook her head. Rob laughed.
“Excuse me for just a second please, Marlena?”
“Sure.” Rob got up and walked to the outside door and took out his phone.
“YOU KILLED THE WRONG MAN,” he said in a clearly heard whisper. He hung up and returned to Marlena.
Joey auditioned for Hope and Rafe’s murder club by killing Ava. Joey took the blame for it. Does any of it matter, as we know Roman wont do anything anyway?
Will you miss Ava?
“I miss the Ava that was with John. Isn’t it weird that the three of you never ran into each other the entire time she was here?”
“No, not really. Anyway, that’s about it for this week.”
“Excellent. Now, let’s pick up where we were last week about you.”
Time to turn the hourglass…
By Robert Feldmann
Edited by Akbi Khan