Will sat in his room and leafed through Rolf's journal. Will wondered aloud why there were so many blank pages in the book. As Will reached for his glass of water, he accidentally spilled some on the journal. "What the hell?" Will exclaimed as the water revealed hidden writing on the empty journal pages. When Paul arrived, Will eagerly showed him the newly revealed writing in the journal.
"We could save more lives with this," Will said. Will was anxious to piece together the work with Paul, but Paul said he could not help. Paul explained that he needed to leave for Mexico to look for Chloe. After Paul updated Will on the situation with Lucas, Will said he was worried about Paul's safety. When Will insisted that Paul involve the ISA, Paul refused. Paul said the mission had a better chance of success if it were just Paul and John. As Will's voice continued to rise, Paul asked if he was okay.
"I don't know what I would do if I lost you," Will admitted. Paul told Will that he needed to help Lucas. Will was still worried, but Paul assured Will that he would be back quickly and unscathed. "You make me feel like no one else does, so maybe that is why I'm being overprotective or clingy because I really don't want to lose you," Will said. "You won't," Paul whispered as he kissed Will softly. After Paul left, Will continued to review the journal. Will spilled more water on a new page and gasped as he read the revealed contents.
In the loft, Kayla helped Tripp cook dinner for Ciara. "I'm thinking that you're thinking there might be a little romance," Kayla said. Blushing, Tripp thanked Kayla for caring about him. "This truly is a pleasure for me," Kayla said. Tripp joked about how quiet the loft was with Claire out of town, and he added that he was looking forward to spending time alone with Ciara.
"I just want you to be careful with Ciara," Kayla said delicately. Tripp asked Kayla what she meant. Kayla avoided the question, but Tripp pushed the issue. Tripp assured Kayla that he would not push Ciara to do anything she was not ready to do. Kayla started to say something about Ciara, but her phone beeped and stopped her. After Tripp promised he would not hurt Ciara, Kayla nodded. Kayla told Tripp that she had left him a pie then she left for the hospital.
At Doug's Place, Ciara and Julie talked about her evening with Tripp. "This isn't just a meal. This is a date?" Julie asked. Smiling, Ciara said she and Tripp had been dating. Julie noted that Claire was out of town. With a raised eyebrow, Julie asked Ciara if she was thinking about having sex with Tripp. Ciara was embarrassed, but Julie encouraged her to talk. Julie asked Ciara if she had been with anyone since her rape. Julie admitted that she had been raped many years before. Ciara reached out and held Julie's hand.
"I went on. I've had a wonderful life with a wonderful man. I recovered. Just as you say that you have. But it is important for you to know that that act of violence doesn't control you, and it doesn't have to be part of your consciousness, but it is because it happened to you," Julie said. Julie encouraged Ciara to consider what she was and was not ready to do with Tripp. Ciara assured Julie that if she and Tripp decided to take the next step, she was sure that she would be fine. "With all my heart, I hope that is true," Julie said.
After changing into her new dress, Ciara returned home to the loft. Candles were flickering all around the apartment. Tripp admitted that Kayla had helped him. The couple toasted over a glass of sparkling water. Tripp asked Ciara if she missed Claire. Chuckling, Ciara said she did miss all the annoying things that Claire did in the loft. Ciara added that distance was good for her and Claire. Tripp wondered aloud if Bella would change Ciara, but she promised she would not change.
"I like the way that you are," Tripp whispered. As the two leaned in for a kiss, the oven buzzer rang. Over dinner, Tripp told Ciara that he was having a wonderful time with her. After eating, Tripp asked her if she wanted to play video games. Ciara said, "I have a better idea." Ciara kissed Tripp. As the kissing grew heated, Ciara heard her voice in her head, yelling at Chase to stop. Ciara pulled away. "I have a lot to do with Bella tomorrow, but thanks for tonight," Ciara said haltingly. Ciara said goodnight and rushed into her room. Confused, Tripp said, "Goodnight."
At Doug's Place, Doug asked Julie why she looked preoccupied. "Larry Atwood," Julie said quietly. Julie explained that Ciara was dating Tripp, and she was concerned that Ciara intended to sleep with Tripp. "I wanted to be sure she was ready for this, and as I was talking about those things…" Julie said. "It reminded you of what that scum, Atwood did," Doug interjected. Julie said that rape was not something a person ever truly "got over," and she was worried that Ciara did not understand that.
"I was cared for by the most wonderful, tender, loving man in the world. You know a lot of guys would have just hightailed it out of there," Julie said. "No way I could have even considered leaving your side," Doug countered. Julie said she hoped Tripp was as patient and loving with Ciara as Doug had been with her.
At the police station, Lani's phone beeped with a reminder for Lamaze class. Eli said he had set up the appointment because the classes were hard to get into. Lani asked Eli why he had assumed that she would want to attend classes with him. Eli pointed out that Lani had agreed to let him be a part of the baby's life. Shaking her head, Lani said she did not want Eli to be her coach because Eli stressed her out. Eli asked why. With a smile, Lani called Eli high-strung. Eli jokingly encouraged Lani to ask Valerie or Julie to act as her coach.
"I guess you'll do," Lani said. Lani gripped her stomach. When Eli asked if she was okay, Lani said, "I think I'm bleeding." Lani and Eli rushed over to the hospital, where Kayla examined her. Kayla said that Lani and the baby looked healthy. Kayla urged Lani to take things easy and allow her body to heal. Kayla added that if things did not improve by the due date, she would need a C-section.
After dressing, Lani asked Eli if he was disappointed that they would not be able to take Lamaze classes because of her medical issues. "I'm cheating you out of the full birthing experience," Lani said sadly. Eli said he would be by Lani's side no matter how the baby was born.
In the Kiriakis living room, Eve walked in as Theresa was kissing Brady. When Eve asked what was going on, Brady pulled away. "Hey, sis," Theresa said quietly. Eve stammered in shock. Theresa explained that she had returned home to Brady and Tate. Furious, Eve said she would not let Theresa return after taking a wrecking ball to the family. Theresa asked Eve to let her explain.
"There is no reason other than you being downright cruel like always," Eve yelled. Theresa countered that she had a good reason. Eve said she was not interested in any of Theresa's lies. Brady interrupted and asked Eve to listen to Theresa's explanation. Theresa told Eve the whole tale. Suspicious, Eve asked Theresa how she had escaped. Theresa said Xander had helped her.
"That must have been what Xander meant. I had the misfortune of running into him earlier, and he did mention that Theresa owed him big time," Eve said. Eve pointed out that it was strange that the jealous Mateo had let her go. Frustrated, Theresa yelled that Mateo had a new woman to focus on, but she stopped short of confessing that the woman was Chloe. Theresa asked Eve if she would have done the same thing if she had been in Theresa's situation.
"I am sorry about everything you've been through, but it doesn't change the fact that a lot has happened since you've been gone, Theresa," Eve said. Theresa said she knew about Eve's "little dalliance" with Brady. Eve showed Theresa her engagement ring. Theresa started to breathe rapidly, panicked. Theresa asked why Brady had proposed after they had already broken up twice.
"I'm back. And that changes everything," Theresa said hesitantly. Brady and Eve turned away from Theresa. Noting the awkwardness, Theresa asked Eve to do the right thing and break off the engagement. Brady told Theresa that she could not expect everything to go back to the way it had been before. Theresa disagreed. Brady argued that a lot had happened while Theresa had been gone, and Eve had been at his side through the hard times.
"But I'm back now, and I'm not going anywhere. You understand that, right?" Theresa asked Eve.
"But that doesn't change the fact that I'm in love with Brady," Eve said. "Or that I'm in love with Eve," Brady added. Brady said a part of him still loved Theresa, but she had broken his heart. Brady said he understood what Theresa had done, but her actions had sent him down a dark path. "Things have changed," Brady told Theresa. Theresa begged for Brady to reconsider.
"I made the ultimate sacrifice. Are you telling me that I did all of that for nothing? Are you telling me that you are willing to throw all that away for my sister?" Theresa asked through tears. Brady said he needed time. With a nod, Theresa went upstairs to check on Tate.
Alone with Brady, Eve said, "It's a lot to take in." Brady nodded in agreement. Eve asked Brady if he was going to reunite with Theresa. Brady told Eve that he loved her. Shaking her head, Eve asked Brady to tell her when he had reached a decision. Eve added that she would hold off on moving back into the mansion. "I will see you later. Or maybe I won't," Eve said. As Eve grabbed her suitcase and left, Brady called out to her, but Eve did not stop.
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