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Theresa returns to Salem
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Friday, May 18, 2018

In the prison clinic, Gabi muttered to herself, "That's right, Abigail. What you did was unforgivable." "What's unforgivable?" Chad asked as he walked into the clinic. Gabi stared at Chad in silence. Chad told Gabi that Abigail intended to plead guilty, but Gabi said she was already aware because Abigail had visited her. Gabi groaned as she adjusted her body, and Chad rushed to help her. Gabi waved Chad off.

"I'm glad she showed up because she got to see exactly what happened to me. How when she framed me for Andre's murder, she almost got me killed," Gabi said defiantly. Chad apologized to Gabi for all she had endured. Chad added that Abigail had not been in her right mind. With a nod, Gabi said, "I am trying in my heart to forgive Abigail, but I can't. I just can't. I almost lost everything. My life, my daughter, my freedom."

Chad admitted that he was not sure whether he could forgive Abigail either. Chad explained that he could not get over the fact that Abigail had slept with Stefan, even though he understood that Abigail would not intentionally hurt him. Gabi reminded Chad of Abigail's reaction upon learning of their relationship when Abigail had returned from the dead.

"It's a hell of coincidence that Abigail sent me to prison. That she slept with your brother. Makes you wonder, is this some sort of payback or something?" Gabi asked. Chad refused to believe that Abigail had intentionally lashed out at him and Gabi. Gabi gripped her side in pain. Worried, Chad wanted to find a doctor, but Gabi insisted she was fine. Gabi mentioned that Abigail had freaked out about the fact that Abigail had slept with Stefan. Alarmed, Chad said Abigail did not know she had slept with Stefan.

"I'm sorry, Chad. She does now," Gabi said. Gabi told Chad about her conversation with Abigail. Worried, Chad called Abigail's phone, but the call went to voicemail. In a panic, Chad ran out in search of his wife. "Abigail isn't the only person responsible for putting me in here. So was Stefan DiMera, and when I get out of here, I'm going to make him pay," Gabi said.

At the DiMera mansion, Abigail told Stefan, "You raped me, you son of a bitch!" Abigail slapped Stefan across the face. When Abigail attempted to slap Stefan again, he stopped her. Abigail demanded to know what had happened between her and Stefan. After Stefan poured a drink, he explained that he had caught Gabby planting evidence in his room. Stefan said he had confronted Gabby, believing it was Abigail. When Abigail asked why Stefan had not told anyone, Stefan explained that Abigail had blackmailed him and Vivian.

"You were gonna frame me for a murder I didn't commit, and yet I was still ready to tell Chad the truth. I was willing to sacrifice everything to help you," Stefan said. Abigail asked what had stopped Stefan. Stefan explained that Gabby had kissed him, and "everything changed." Stefan admitted that he had been attracted to Abigail from the start and that Gabby had used that to secure his loyalty.

"My better angels, what few of them I had left, kept me from giving in at least until I understood what was happening. So I read about DID, and that's when I realized that your personality had fragmented," Stefan said. Stefan said he had not told anyone because he had wanted to be with Gabby. "I wanted you more than anything I've ever wanted in my entire life. I wanted us to be together. And I still do," Stefan said.

"You wanted to be with me, but what about what I wanted?" Abigail asked. Stefan admitted he had been selfish. Abigail told Stefan his actions were unforgivable. Stefan argued that he and Gabby had been in love, and that Gabi had been afraid that she would disappear. "I made sure that she knew that she wasn't just some broken part of you to me, but she was her own woman, capable of making her own choices," Stefan argued. Stefan stressed that Gabi had told him that she wanted to be with him, and it had been her idea to sleep together.

"I never forced myself on Gabi. I never coerced her into doing something she was uncomfortable with. When she made love to me, it was because she wanted to," Stefan said. Abigail remembered kissing Stefan as Gabby. "It was Gabby's idea," Abigail said. Abigail said she remembered that Gabby had wanted to be rid of Abigail and that Stefan had been happy to follow Gabby's plan.

"You had sex with me without my consent! It's rape, Stefan," Abigail yelled. "I'm going to tell the police everything you just said," Abigail screamed as she marched toward the door. Chad intercepted her at the doorway. Abigail assured Chad that she was fine. Regaining her composure, Abigail vowed to send Stefan to prison. "You can send me to prison if you want, but if you do, your husband's coming with me," Stefan countered.

In the Brady Pub, Steve explained to Kayla that he needed to face the fact that he could no longer do his job. Reluctantly, Kayla said she would make an effort to understand Steve's decision. John walked in with Marlena and overheard Steve. "This isn't a decision I made out of the blue," Steve stressed. John refused to accept Steve's resignation. John said he had a line on a bio-robotics prototype that could help Steve.

"I'll believe it when I see it," Steve quipped. Kayla chuckled. Steve added that if the prototype could help him see his wife and children again, he was more than happy to test it. John said he had talked to a friend at Visionary Robotics, and he had not told Steve sooner because he had been waiting for good news. When Kayla asked why John was telling them then, John said there was a good chance that Steve would regain his eyesight in time to see John remarry Marlena. With a delighted cry, Steve and Kayla congratulated the happy couple.

John asked Steve to be his best man. Happily, Steve reached out his hand to shake. John hesitated and asked for Kayla's approval. "I think I can speak for both of us when I say we can't wait to share in your big day," Kayla said. After hugs and goodbyes, Marlena and John left to walk home.

In the town square, Marlena said she could not stop thinking about Tom and Alice. "I think they were so happy they were together, and no matter how long they were together, how many children they had, how many grandchildren they had, they never took each other for granted," Marlena said. "I appreciate you more and more all the time," John whispered. When Marlena said it was too bad that Tom and Alice could not be with them on their wedding day, John tilted his head in thought. John suggested that they get married in the square so that Tom and Alice could be there with them.

At the pub, Kayla looked online for information about Visionary Robotics. With a dismayed groan, Kayla noted that DiMera Enterprises had recently purchased the company. Steve sighed.

At the hospital, Eve stopped Brady from working on the computer, citing the doctor's request for another stress test. Brady pulled Eve onto his lap and joked, "There's more than one way to test a man's stamina." Eve giggled as Brady kissed her. After Brady completed his final test for the doctor, he asked Eve to move back into the mansion. Eve eagerly accepted the offer.

At the DiMera mansion, Victor stared at a welcome home sign that Tate had left for his father on the fireplace mantel. "Nice touch," Xander said as he walked in. Startled, Victor turned around and scowled. Victor growled that the sign was for Brady and that Xander was not welcome in the house. Smiling, Xander said he had an offer for Victor. When Victor asked Xander what he had to offer, Theresa stepped into the room.

"How in the hell did your paths cross?" Victor wondered aloud. Xander said he had found Theresa in Mexico with El Fideo. Xander explained that Theresa had convinced him to rescue her in exchange for helping him return into the familial fold. Victor asked Theresa if she agreed with Xander's version of events. Theresa said yes. Hopeful, Xander asked Victor if Theresa had been telling the truth.

"Welcome home," Victor said as he raised his glass. A relieved Xander smiled. Victor asked Xander if he had taken precautions to ensure that El Fideo had not followed them back to Salem. With a grin, Xander explained that Mateo had a new distraction to keep him occupied. Theresa guiltily shifted her eyes away. Xander asked Victor if he had a position open.

"I'm afraid I already have a gardener," Victor joked. Xander asked about a corporate position. With a nod, Victor said they would talk about the details later. Xander pressed the issue, noting that he had gone above and beyond to help Theresa. Victor warned Xander to "quit while you're ahead." Xander went into the kitchen, leaving Theresa to talk with Victor.

"Victor, I'm so sorry for bringing that man back into your life," Theresa said. Victor asked Theresa if Xander had overstated his heroics. Theresa explained what had happened in Mexico. "[Xander] bartered for me. If he hadn't done that, I'd be dead right now," Theresa said. Victor said he was glad that Theresa was safe. With a gasp, Theresa noticed Tate's drawing on the wall, and she smiled. Victor started to tell Theresa about Brady's engagement, but Xander interrupted, carrying a wiggling Tate.

Theresa ran over and scooped her son out of Xander's arms. Through tears, Theresa told her son how happy she was to see him. "I missed you so much. Do you know who I am?" Theresa asked. Tate shook his head yes. Theresa promised Tate that she would never leave him again. Victor interrupted and said, "Before Brady gets here, there's something you should know. About Eve." Theresa said she already knew about Eve, and she was happy to be home.

Theresa scooped Tate into her arms and headed upstairs to read him a book. As Xander turned to leave, Victor stopped him. Victor asked Xander if he had told Theresa about Brady and Eve. With a shrug, Xander admitted that he had not kept up on the town gossip. Victor left the house. "This could be a disaster," Victor muttered to himself.

While walking through the park, Xander saw Eve admiring her engagement ring, and he commented on it. Eve gasped in surprise. "Between you and me, my return isn't the one that you need to worry about," Xander said with a devilish grin. At the Kiriakis mansion, Theresa stared at Tate's welcome home sign in the living room. Brady walked in and stopped dead in his tracks. "Hi, Brady. I'm home," Theresa said as she fought back tears.

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