Nicole was in a good mood. On her way to Rob’s office she got a text from the coworker she left a file with a few weeks ago that everything went smoothly, and she was looking forward to seeing the results. This was not exactly what she expected. The office was empty except for the cleaning crews that were themselves leaving. Most of the time there’s almost a full staff there.
“What’s going on? Where is everyone?” she asked an office worker.
“Apparently Robert sent everyone home early, including us.”
“He’s in his office,” said another one, as they headed for the door.
“Goodnight, guys.” Nicole entered the office. The lights were off, and she didn’t see Rob. What she did see when she turned on the lights were bottles of beer all over the place.
“AHHH! TURN OFF THE BLOODY LIGHTS!”
“Oh, boy,” she said to herself. “Robert its me. Is everything OK?” What are you doing on the floor in the dark?”
“Contemplating the meaning of life. Don’t worry, Nicole I wont insult you by offering you a drink. I’m pretty sure there’s none left anyway.”
“CAR KEYS!” went Nicole with a mix of anger and worry.
“I gave them to a secretary before I had the beer brought up.”
“Why are you doing this? You don’t drink.”
“Not until I read that file.”
“Uh oh,” Nicole thought to herself.
This week in Salem…
Ben appeared to see his son, Colin. Abigail was horrified.
Dario assured me that Summer was just trying to connect with Maggie while at the same time rejecting her own father and trying to get the rest of the Hernadez clan to follow suit.
Summer went online seeking Victor’s net worth.
Brady threw a party to announce his engagement to Theresa. Are you happy for them?
“More than happy.”
John finally cracked and gave Theresa and Brady his blessing, basically saying if Brady’s happy, he was happy, but the party came to a screeching halt when Theresa lost her engagement ring. She crawled around the floor, desperately looking for it. She offered $1,000 to whomever found it. Then Maggie found it.
Will Theresa give Maggie the $1,000?
Maggie collapsed at the party and was rushed to the hospital/
Phillip, Belle, blah blah blah, when will that end?
“Soon, I hear, as Belle, Shawn, Lani, and Summer are all said to be on their way out of Salem.” Will you miss any of them?
Chad. Abigail, Supercop JJ, and Chad’s super crack security team set a trap for Ben. But when he showed up, Abigail was the only one who saw him.
Is Ben an apprentice of David Copperfiel? Are JJ and Chad blind? Or has Abigail lost it?
“All three, I bet.”
Anyway, Chad decided that the best way for Abigail to forget her Ben troubles was to make love in the courtyard.
“Well, make love does make people forget their troubles. I wonder if the guards got it on video.
“I’ll forgive that because your drunk.”
Maggie took a turn for the worse. Deimos arrived with a miracle cure and had Victor make a choice: everything he owns or Maggie’s life.
“Did Victor do it?”
“Did he have Deimos killed the moment Maggie got the cure?”
“Wimp. Speaking of having people killed, how’s Hypocrite Hope doing?”
“She’s upset because Chase made bail.”
“If Andre is still in jail, who bailed Chase out?”
“Haven’t a clue.”
Hope promised Ciara things will get better.
“Without professional help, it will be so much harder. Hey, how come Hope hasn’t shot Chase yet?”
Chase went to the mansion looking for Andre. Chad told him to get lost and not come back. Homeless Chase then began a new career in purse-snatching.
Back to jail then, I guess?”
“No. Not yet anyway.”
The Hernandez family is split. Mama and Dario want Eduardo gone, Rafe and Gabby want him to stay. Whose side are you on when it comes to Eduardo?
Steve and Kayla spent some quality couple time. They seem to be in a very good place now.
Deimos summoned Kate and told her everything he did. Kate is warming up to him.
“Wow. She doesn’t stop, does she?”
“Nope, she doesn’t. She told Deimos the Stefano marriage story.”
“I bet she didn’t mention the poisoning of Chloe to be with Daniel part did she?”
“No, she didn’t.”
“HO HO HO! It must be Christmas. Did she bother to think about what could happen to Phillip if Victor loses everything?”
“No. Not yet, anyway.”
Daniel’s heart may be rejecting Brady’s brain, as he got himself checked out by Dr. Finn. Is Dr. Finn ever going to have a story, or will he soon be joining Belle, Shawn, Summer, and Lani out of Salem?
“He seemed good for you, Nicole.”
“Well, I don’t know about that.”
“We were good together, Nicole.”
“Yes, we were. But you’re in no condition to even go there now, so don’t.”
Brady asked Theresa to call Summer about Maggie, but not Hope or Jennifer.
“That’s…well, a moron’s a moron. Oh, while we’re still on the Deimos subject, did you know none of it makes sense?”
“What do you mean?”
“The history, the timeline, Victor’s origins. His having no brothers but then suddenly two. I’ve had the research done. It’s all baloney. It’s as if it’s being made up as it goes along.”
“Wish I had an answer for that.”
“Remind me to yell at the staff writers again.”
Back at Deimos’s mansion Victor and Deimos had words. Victor had another attack. This time I don’t think he was faking.
“Will Deimos let Victor die?”
“I really have no idea.”
“That’s about it. Come on, now. Let’s get you home.”
“Thank you, Nicole.”
“Well, it’s not like you never did it for me.”
“When we get back to my place, will you take advantage of me?”
“Let’s just go.”
“I know it was you who sent me that file about Stefano not being my father, Nicole. If it weren’t April Fool’s Day, you might have had me.”
“If you knew it was fake, then why all this?” Nicole said turning Rob around to see the mess and empty bottles.
“Because I miss him.”
“Sometimes I do too. Come on, lets get you home.”
Time to turn the hourglass…