Getting close to the end of Friday, Rob’s phone rang.
Hi, Rob. It’s Theresa.
Hey. What’s up?
“Congratulations, Theresa! I am very happy for you!”
“Thanks. And thank you, Rob, for all your help and support.”
“Any time, Theresa.”
“Gotta run! So many people to tell, things to do. Talk to you later. Bye, Rob.”
“Of course, of course. Bye for now, Theresa.” Rob hangs up, and Nicole enters.
“Nicole! Good to see you! But I have bad news.”
Brady asked Theresa to marry him, and we have to stop it.”
“Why is that bad news, and why would I want to stop it? I’m over Brady.”
“Ari, Madison, Kristen—all Brady’s fiancées, all dead. Theresa is next. Theresa is going to die!”
Nicole just stared at Rob.
This week in Salem…
Kayla, Joey, and Steve discussed his case for self-defense for killing Ava, with each other and, attorney, Belle.
“What is there to be concerned about? They all know Roman won’t care?”
“John’s father told him that he got John into that program because he wanted great things from him.”
“Uh huh. Stefano to the rescue! MY, and now apparently everyone’s, hero.”
“What the heck are you babbling about?”
“Stefano didn’t use John as an assassin. That means that by not using John in the way he was made, Stefano saved lives.”
“Of course, of course.”
“I sense sarcasm.”
“Good for you anyway. Yo Ling wants to use John’s blood and sacrifice him for ‘for the Good of the planet,’ whatever that means.”
“Maybe John’s blood will stop climate change!”
“Uh huh. Maggie and Summer danced around the trying to get to know each other phase. Dario and Summer are together in some sort of con.
When did this start? Is Deimos their partner? Is there more to this than Maggie’s money?
“Makes sense to me that they are with Deimos. Stay away from Dario, by the way, please. He’s trouble.”
“I have no plans to “get to know” Dario.”
“Abigail and Chad are married.”
“Finally, a happy couple.
“Abigail’s vows were from Jack’s book, and despite Abigail ‘seeing’ Ben, the couple went off on their sort-of honeymoon, with Thomas in tow.”
“Kate gave Deimos an ‘I’m Your Whore Now’ gift.
“Oops. I’m sorry. A housewarming gift that’s supposed to ward off evil.”
If it wards off evil, how is Kate able to carry it around?”
“Yo Ling told John that his plans for John’s blood, his sacrifice to cure himself, would begin tomorrow.”
“Tomorrow as in ‘tomorrow’? Or next month ‘tomorrow’?
“Hard to tell. Anyway, his goons brought in Paul. John naturally freaked out and pleaded for them to take him and let Paul go.”
“Will they accept John’s fatherly sacrifice?”
“JJ will save them both, you watch.”
“As you said, Brady proposed to Theresa.”
“Poor girl, doesn’t deserve to die.”
“She’s not going to die.”
“Hope you’re right, Nicole.”
“Belle’s plans to use the club to buy Claire’s love seems to be working. Claire’s singing is starting to get noticed.”
“What do you think of her singing?”
“Not my kind of music…speaking of music…” Rob grabbed a remote from his desk and hit a button. One of Stefano’s opera’s started playing. Rob started waving his hands around like a maestro.
“What? You can’t deny that this is good. Speaking of good, where’s Andre?”
“’Good,’ and ‘Andre,’ in the same sentence??? He’s still in jail…like you didn’t know…”
“Lani and Shawn had chowder at the pub and discussed mustaches.”
“They seem to be on the road to realness.”
“Deimos tried to manipulate Maggie, showing Maggie the tattoo Victor gave him.
Will Maggie finally see Victor for what he was or still is?”
“When Maggie was distracted, Deimos switched her medicine with something of his own.”
“What will happen to Maggie?”
“She will see the real Victor before this is over?”
“Abigail was somehow able to think about Ben right after making love with Chad.”
“Oh, there are so many…never mind. Sigh.”
“While Chad was cleaning up, Abigail got a phone call from nobody on the other end.”
“Did Ben follow them there? Getting a room number couldn’t be that hard.”
“She then discovered that her nightgown was shredded.”
“was Ben there? Was it ruined? By the way, could Chad have used teeth to rip it off, and she was so lost in the moment she didn’t realize or care?”
“Joey wants to confess. Steve and Kayla refuse to let him, despite both of them knowing Roman won’t care or be bothered to do anything about it.”
knowing Roman they way they do why are they stopping Joey ?
“Hope Gave Ciara a ‘65 Mustang for her 18th birthday. Apparently, it was Bo’s.”
“You never forget your first car. You remember mine, right, I hope.”
“Yes, I do. ‘76 Chevy Malibu. Plenty of back seat room,” she playfully smiled at him.
“You flatter me,” Rob smiled back.
“Steve and Kayla lost Joey, freaked, and ran to the police station. Joey was with Roman.”
Were they too late? Did Joey talk, and again, will Roman care to listen?
“Dario went to see Eduardo in the hospital to tell him he wished the bullet had killed him.”
“Wow. Rafe didn’t hate Eduardo that much.”
“Is it personal for Dario, or is this about something bigger, or both?”
“Dario, Deimos, and Yo Ling together all makes sense to me.”
“Yo Ling took Paul away to be brainwashed.”
What will happen to Paul? And will Salem like new Paul as they liked New John?
“Only a handful of people liked New John.”
“Sad that he and Ava didn’t have a proper reunion.”
“Anything on Steve and Ava’s baby?”
“No, I think that’s over.”
“Ciara kissed Theo. Looks like those two are on.”
“At Ciara’s party, she jumped up on the bar with a drink in her hand, yelling, ‘Nobody can hurt me, nobody can touch me, I’m tough as nails.”
“Ahh. To be that young and stupid again. I wish I were 18 again.”
“Because that’s when we were together.”
“Hey, wait a minute, why is Ciara allowed to get drunk at 18, when JJ was punished for his drunken escapades when he was almost 21?”
“I don’t know maybe they lowered the drinking age. Ask Hope and Jennifer.
Jennifer—she still popping pills?”
“LOL. She’s funny.”
“Speaking of Jennifer, all the Horton money and Salem influence couldn’t get Laura to her only granddaughters wedding/meet her great grandson.”
“That is sad and wrong on so many levels.”
“Tell me about it. Anyway, that’s pretty much it.”
“Cool. Let’s get out of here. At dinner we can talk about how to stop Theresa from dying.”
“She’s not going to die.”
“Hope you’re right, Nicole, hope you’re right.”
Time to turn the hourglass.
Edited by Akbi Khan