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Friday, January 13, 2017

At the Brady Pub, J.J. pleaded with Gabi to tell him everything she knew about Eduardo and Dario's smuggling business. Gabi argued that J.J. should spend more time investigating crimes rather than investigating her father. Suspicious, J.J. asked Gabi if she was asking him to look the other way. A frustrated Gabi countered that there was no reason to look the other way because her father was not doing anything illegal.

J.J. explained that his boss had assigned him the case, and he had not been able to decline taking it despite the conflict of interest. Gabi shrugged. J.J. said he would pursue the evidence and get to the bottom of whatever was going on. Shaking her head, Gabi said she needed to pick up Arianna, and she left.

In the Kiriakis living room, Andre ordered Deimos to return his stolen technology. Deimos ordered Andre to leave. When Andre refused, Deimos growled in his face. Sonny rushed into the room and separated the two men. When Sonny asked what was going on, Andre explained that Deimos had stolen his cutting-edge intellectual property. Andre said that because Deimos had not handed over the technology, "all bets [were] off." Sonny asked Andre to leave.

In the foyer, Gabi arrived with Arianna. Hearing the argument in the living room, Gabi went upstairs. In the living room, Andre grinned at Deimos and asked if he wanted to call the police. Confused, Sonny asked Andre what he was implying. Andre chuckled. Deimos told Andre to leave, and Andre countered that the Kiriakis family would be easy to fracture. After dropping Arianna off upstairs, Gabi returned downstairs in time to overhear Sonny threaten to squash Andre like a bug.

In the park, Dario ran into Abigail, and they talked about her return to the "living." Abigail told Dario about her date with Chad and her hope for the future. After joking about it, Abigail apologized for blackmailing Dario. Dario asked Abigail to keep quiet about the microchips. Before Abigail could respond, Chad rounded the corner and asked what was going on. Dario said he was telling Abigail how happy he was to hear that Abigail and Chad had reunited. Still angry that Dario had lied about Abigail, Chad muttered at Dario.

Abigail pulled Chad aside and explained to him that Dario had been the one to encourage her to reveal herself to Chad. Chad's phone rang. Gabi called Chad, asking him for help to protect Sonny. Chad said he would be right over. After hanging up the phone, an anxious Dario asked about Gabi. Chad said Gabi was fine and that Andre needed help.

After Chad left, Dario thanked Abigail for standing up for him with Chad. Abigail said that the theft was not Chad's business, and she did not want to alienate Dario as a friend. Smiling, Dario joked that he would put Abigail on his waitlist to be friends. Abigail laughed and slapped Dario's arm. Abigail thanked Dario for helping her through her panic attack, and he shrugged nonchalantly.

In the Kiriakis foyer, Gabi listened to Sonny, Deimos, and Andre yell at one another in the living room. Chad arrived. Chad asked Gabi to grab Arianna and leave the house then he rushed into the living room and asked to know what was happening. Chad urged Andre to leave with him. Deimos needled Andre as Andre was on the way out. Andre stopped, and he said, "Apparently less civility is in order."

At the Brady Pub, Abigail met with J.J. for coffee. Abigail asked J.J. why he was so quiet. J.J. explained that he had fought with Gabi. When Abigail blamed herself, J.J. said that Abigail was not the reason that his relationship with Gabi had failed. Abigail asked if Gabi had done anything illegal. Shaking his head no, J.J. explained that he had a conflict of interest due to a smuggling case involving Eduardo and Dario Hernandez. Abigail's terrible poker face betrayed her. J.J. asked Abigail if she knew something about his case. Abigail said no and changed the subject. J.J. continued to stare at Abigail, curious.

In the Kiriakis living room, Sonny, who was alone with Deimos, asked if Deimos had stolen the microchip technology from Andre. Deimos maintained that it was not exactly theft. Sonny asked Deimos not to leave him in the dark about issues with the company. Deimos agreed. Deimos explained that he had acquired the technology after following Sonny's lead down at the docks. When Sonny asked what was on the microchips, Deimos told him that the software on the microchips had the ability to hack any camera in the world.

"It's the ultimate big brother, which I'm guessing is why they called it Orwell," Deimos said. Sonny argued that the technology would be dangerous in the wrong hands. Deimos said that they needed to work out the bugs in the software, but the program would be the legacy of the Kiriakis family.

While Nicole had a coffee at the café in the town square, a woman walked by with a baby. Nicole chatted with the mother about her baby. After the mother left, Nicole thought about her first conversation with Chloe about being a surrogate. Nicole also thought about when the doctor had confirmed that the embryo implantation had failed.

In the park, Gabi told Dario that J.J. was investigating Dario and Eduardo. Gabi asked Dario to back away so that he did not end up in prison.

At the DiMera mansion, Chad asked why Andre had antagonized Deimos. Andre said that Deimos had stolen the technology from Eduardo before he could manage it. When Chad complained that Andre's prototype did not work, Andre protested that he had been close to perfecting the prototype. Chad warned Andre not to do anything rash. As Andre left, Abigail returned home. Chad hugged Abigail and sighed. Abigail asked why Gabi had called earlier.

Chad explained that Gabi had been at the Kiriakis mansion when Andre had been making a scene. With a grimace, Chad said Andre had accused Deimos of stealing from DiMera Enterprises. Chad complained that Andre was mishandling the situation. Abigail assured Chad that Sonny would be fine, and Chad agreed. While Abigail was in the kitchen, Chad texted Gabi "thank you."

In the Kiriakis living room, Deimos greeted Nicole as his "stunning bride-to-be." Smiling, Sonny asked about the engagement. Nicole showed Sonny the ring, and she asked what was going on. Deimos said they were talking about computer circuitry. As Deimos started to kiss Nicole, Sonny shifted awkwardly and left the room. Deimos promised Nicole that their life together would be good.

After Nicole left the living room, Sonny returned as Deimos' phone rang. When Deimos hung up the phone, he cursed. Sonny asked what was wrong. Deimos explained that one of their cargo ships had been sabotaged. Deimos blamed Andre. "That son of a bitch is sending a message, and he is not going to like the message I send in return!" Deimos yelled.

At the hospital, Nancy was surprised to find Chloe awake in her bed. Nancy rushed to Chloe's side. Chloe was slow to respond, but she asked about her baby. A doctor examined Chloe and announced that her health looked good despite the stroke. After the doctor left, Chloe asked about her baby again. Nancy explained that the baby was with Craig in Chicago. When Chloe asked why, Nancy said that Chloe needed to concentrate on getting well.

Chloe remembered that Nicole had delivered the baby. Nancy added that Chloe had suffered a stroke after the birth and had fallen into a coma. Frantic, Chloe asked about her children. Nancy showed Chloe a photo of Parker and baby Holly. Chloe lit up at the mention of Holly's name. Chloe remembered that she had asked Nicole to name the baby. When Nancy prompted Chloe to remember why, Chloe's eyes widened, and she noted that Nicole was the mother of the little girl. Nancy said she had not told anyone, but she was thrilled to end the lying.

"No!" Chloe exclaimed. When Nancy asked what was wrong, Chloe said she wanted more time. Shaking her head no, Nancy explained that they needed to tell the truth because Brady was suspicious about the baby's maternity. When Chloe asked how, Nancy said she believed Deimos had admitted his suspicions to Brady. Nancy added that she had caught Brady swabbing Holly's cheek for DNA but had successfully switched out the swab. Nancy begged Chloe to tell Nicole the truth before Deimos intervened and destroyed her friendship with Nicole.

Chloe was upset, and her blood pressure started to spike. A nurse rushed in and asked Nancy to leave so that Chloe could rest. Chloe asked Nancy to let her hold her baby one more time. "It's Nicole's baby, sweetheart" Nancy reminded Chloe. With a nod, Chloe said she wanted to hold the baby one more time before she told Nicole the truth. After Nancy left, Chloe struggled to remember Nicole's phone number. The nurse cautioned Chloe to calm down, but Chloe was agitated and unhooked herself from her monitors as soon as the nurse left to get a sedative.

At the DiMera mansion, Nicole answered the front door and found Chloe on the front stoop. Nicole swept Chloe into her arms in a hug then helped her into the house. When Nicole saw Chloe's hospital bracelet, she asked why Chloe had left the hospital. Chloe said she needed to talk about something important. "I've been rehearsing this in my mind over and over again," Chloe said before she spotted the engagement ring on Nicole's finger. Nicole told Chloe about her engagement to Deimos. Overwhelmed, Chloe asked to sit down.

Nicole opened the living room doors to escort Chloe to a chair just as Deimos screamed into the phone that he would kill Andre with his bare hands. In the foyer, Nicole and Chloe stared in shock at the scene.

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