“Oh, no.” she said as she looked around.
“Happy Friday, Nicole. Here you go.” A coworker handed Nicole a bag. “How do I look?”
“You look good. Here put yours on.”
Nicole pulls a wig out of the bag. She put it on and looked into the nearby mirror. She looked like Helena did in that picture.
“Sexy,” the coworker said. “Rob thought it would be fun to boost morale like casual Friday or funny hat day.”
“Yeah, he does that sometimes,” Nicole replied. The coworker, having to get back to work, excused herself. Nicole went to Rob’s office. Rob was wearing a wig, he looked…
“You’re not fooling me. I know what your doing. Why you did this?” she said, taking off the wig.
“Aw, come on. It’s silly, sure, but everyone in the office is happy. “It’s not the wigs, it’s the after-effects of that bonus and weekly free pizza.”
She looked at Rob’s again and smiled. “You look stupid in that”
“A boss must always find ways to keep his employees happy.”
This week in Salem…
Joey asked Steve why Kayla was giving up on him, trying to bond with both Joey and Steve. Jade said Joey should be more like his dad. Steve seemed flattered. Jade suggested that she and Joey go on a concert date in Chicago. Will Joey go? Will Steve insist he stay because Kayla is in the hospital? Kayla was told she has a subdural hematoma. She wants to avoid surgery if she can. Should Kayla have the surgery is it safe to wait?
“As Abigail was finally making Ben pay for what he did…”
“Wait. Don’t tell me: Chad stopped her. I KNEW IT! SMH.
“Abigail was furious at him for denying her giving Ben what he deserves.”
While Chad and Abigail were arguing Ben was able to sneak out but was stopped by JJ. Abigail remained furious, saying that now she will never be free. Do you Agree with Abigail or Chad on the burning Ben issue?
Roman told Eric that he pulled some strings and Eric will be kept away from violent offenders.”
“Well, prisons have been known to keep it that way, so…”
“Eric said he didn’t want visitors and that he had a dream that Daniel forgave him.” Nicole got quiet. “Right, moving on.”
Lucas called Jennifer out on her addiction. She told him to get lost. JJ told Jennifer the same white lie he told the police. When JJ got back to the hospital he told Ben that he would make sure he paid for all he did, the people he killed and hurt. Do you think that JJ would hurt Ben, or will the uniform stop him?
“HA! THAT’S FUNNY!”
Abigail dreamed of setting Ben on fire. Eduardo tried to explain his life choices to Adriana who wouldn’t listen. Is there anything there between them still? The rest of the family is still split on Eduardo back in their lives.
Hope admitted to Caroline that she killed Stefano. Caroline obviously didn’t care.
“I went to see Deimos!”
“WHAT THE HECK FOR?”
“I don’t know why, actually.”
“Anyway, I told him that I tried to kill Victor once too.”
“No, you didn’t. Andre... I’m not going to go there.”
“Good. The conversation moved to Helena, and Deimos said that he got what he wanted from Victor and me, and nobody else had anything to fear from him.”
“Do you believe Deimos?”
“No. Stay away from him. He’s too old for you by the way.”
“Like that matters in Salem.”
“I told him that I cared about Maggie and about Daniel.”
“Dario asked me out.”
“I hope you said no.”
“Jennifer and Eric had a night of love. Marlena was very upset with Jennifer because of it.”
“Aww, poor Marlena. Eric wanted to make love with a woman before heading for prison instead of listening to her cry.”
Are you sad that “Eric and Jennifer” was stopped before it started?”
“Kind of, yes. It’s all very sad. Not Jennifer on pills though, that’s very entertaining.”
“Brady told Theresa he wants summer to move in with them …”
“..are you serious?”
“Aren’t you glad you didn’t end up with him, Nicole? Brady gets dumber by the day. SMH. Did Theresa kick him out of the house?”
“Not that I’m aware of.”
“Sigh. I’ll call her later and see if I can cheer her up.”
“Victor had a dream. Apparently, in this dream, Helena’s death was an accident.”
Is this how it happened? Or has Victor, over the years, twisted the real life events to ease his own conscience.”
“There’s more to this. How else would Deimos have ended up in prison? You know how to distort reality to justify your actions—SAMI! Marlena or Roman tell her about Eric?”
“Not that I’m aware of.”
“Maggie fears she can’t walk.”
“How or what will this new development do to Victor vs. Deimos?”
“I think the old Victor may return.”
“I seriously hope not.”
“Hope and Co. discussed whether Deimos is responsible for Bo’s demise.”
“How long until she shoots him?””
“I hope its soon. Nip this all in the bud before its too late.”
“Eric was taken away to serve his five year sentence.”
“Five years…that means he could be back in 6 months.”
“What makes you say that?”
“Gabby did. Two out of ten her crimes were worse.”
“It’s sad he couldn’t get a sentence like Lucas got?”
“Do you remember Lucas‘ sentence to admitting to the attempted murder of EJ?”
“Anyway that’s about it this week.”
“Cool. You feel like a movie after we eat?”
“Depends on the movie.
They get up to leave.
“Nicole.” Rob nudged towards the desk.
“UGH! Okay, okay.” Nicole put the wig back on, and they left the office.”
Time to turn the hourglass…
By Robert Feldmann
Edited by Akbi Khan