Tuesday, November 24, 2015

In the DiMera dungeon, Andre escorted Marlena and John to Sami's cell, but he was shocked to find Sami was gone. As Andre yelled at the unconscious henchman on the floor, John hit Andre over the head, knocking him to the ground. John grabbed the flash drive from Tony's hand then ran out with Marlena behind him.

Andre went upstairs to talk to Stefano. Stefano showed Andre on the computer that all of their assets were gone. Shaking his head, Andre said that Sami could not have taken all the assets with just the passcode because she needed to use a computer in the mansion. When Andre noted that Sami had been locked up, Stefano reminded Andre that Sami had escaped. Andre promised to fix the matter. Pointing out the bright side, Andre noted that Sami had only stolen the liquid assets but none of the company holdings. Stefano growled that Sami would regret her actions.

Chad crept in through the window of Ben and Abigail's apartment. Holding a flashlight, Chad looked around the darkened apartment for clues to Abigail's disappearance. As Chad searched the room, he remembered that the reason he and Ben had fought was because Chad had accused Ben of being the Necktie Killer. Terrified by the realization that Ben was the killer, Chad rushed out of the apartment.

At the police station, Chad told Rafe that he had recovered some of his memories. Chad said that when he had fought Ben, it had been over his accusation that Ben was the killer. When Rafe asked Chad if Ben had admitted to being the killer, Chad said that he could not remember what Ben had said. Frustrated, Rafe told Chad that he needed more information. Chad swore that his theory about Ben was the truth.

"What motive does Aiden have for killing all those people?" Chad asked. Rafe suggested that the murders were a distraction so that Aiden could kill Hope for her money. Chad countered that Aiden had copied the Necktie Killer so that he could throw off suspicion for Hope's death. When Chad pushed Rafe to check his gut, Rafe admitted that it was unlikely that Aiden had killed three people as a misdirect.

Rafe argued that even if Ben was the killer, Chad only had half a memory and could not act as a witness. When Rafe asked Chad what he wanted, Chad yelled that he needed Rafe to find Ben. Chad said he was sure that Ben was the killer. "Do whatever you can to help Abigail before it is too late!" Chad yelled.

After taking a moment to calm down, Chad reminded Rafe that Ben had anger issues. Chad added that when Ben grew angry, he had frequently crossed the line into unwarranted violence in the past. "What does your gut say about Ben?" Chad asked. With a nod, Rafe grabbed the phone and ordered an APB for Ben.

In the cabin, Abigail screamed. The midwife, Wendy, coached Abigail through labor. When the baby was born, it cried. "We have a son!" an emotional Ben said as he kissed Abigail's head. Wendy wrapped the boy up in a blanket and handed him to Abigail. As a moony-eyed Abigail cooed over her new son, Ben bluntly ordered Abigail to hand him the baby. Abigail reluctantly let go of her son. When Abigail pleaded to hold her son again, Ben told her to wait.

Wendy asked Ben to hand her the baby so that she could check the boy's lungs. When Wendy reiterated that the baby needed to be checked at a hospital, Ben refused. Ben told Wendy that her job was done. Abigail asked Ben to let Wendy go. "She knows we're here. She knows too much," Ben said. Abigail gently reminded Ben that Wendy had helped their son. Ben said he was grateful for Wendy's assistance.

"I have to protect him," Ben said. Ben handed the baby back to Abigail then he took the gun out of his pocket. As Ben led Wendy out of the cabin, Wendy pleaded for her life. Abigail rocked her son in an attempt to stop his crying. Outside, a gunshot rang out. Ben returned to the cabin. In disbelief, Abigail asked Ben why. Ben said he would do anything to protect their son. Ben grabbed the handcuff and cuffed Abigail to the bed. As Abigail cowered, Ben took her son away.

At the Kiriakis mansion, Steve informed Victor and Maggie that Bo had died. Victor was in denial. Steve told Victor and Maggie about the tests that Kayla had performed that had shown that there had been a brain tumor in Bo's head. As Maggie wept, Steve apologized then slipped out of the house. Victor and Maggie sat in the living room and talked about Bo. Victor noted that at the welcome home party, Bo had seemed to act more like someone saying goodbye rather than someone rejoicing at returning home to his family. Maggie admitted that she had heard sadness in Bo's voice.

"Damn it, Maggie. Why didn't he tell me?" Victor asked. "He probably wanted his last moments around his family to be happy ones," Maggie suggested. Victor fretted that he could have helped Bo, but Maggie assured Victor that Bo would have asked for help if anything could have been done. Victor swore to find the people that had kidnapped Bo. Shaking her head no, Maggie said that Bo would want Victor to take care of himself and all the people he had loved. Nodding, Victor said he had promised Bo that he would take care of Caroline.

In the Brady Pub, Kayla told Caroline, Roman, and Shawn that Bo had died from a brain tumor. Shawn noted that Bo had said that he was fine. Kayla said Bo had lied because he had not wanted anyone to know that the tumor had been inoperable. Shaking his head, Shawn sat down next to Caroline. Angry, Roman blamed the men that had kidnapped and tortured Bo. Kayla explained that the tumor had been growing for a long time prior to Bo's disappearance.

When Kayla mentioned that Bo had died in Hope's arms, a worried Shawn asked about his mother. Kayla said that Jennifer was checking on Hope. As Shawn asked about Ciara, she entered the pub and asked what was going on. Shawn escorted his sister outside, and Roman and Kayla wondered how Ciara would take the news. Kayla thanked God that Bo had been able to talk to Ciara before he had died.

Outside, Ciara cried out and Shawn hugged her tightly. After Ciara calmed, she and Shawn entered the pub and hugged their family. Worried, Ciara wanted to check on her mom, and Shawn wanted to join her. Roman asked Ciara and Shawn to tell Hope that her family was there to support her. After hugging their family, Ciara and Shawn left to find Hope.

Jennifer arrived at Hope's house, and she called out for her cousin. Upstairs, an overwhelmed Hope sat on the bed and stared at the wall. Jennifer knocked on the bedroom door, but she found it locked when she turned the handle. Jennifer pleaded with Hope to talk to her so that she knew Hope was okay. Hope cried out to Jennifer to leave her alone. Jennifer said she needed to hug Hope because she was worried about her. Hope sat quietly on the bed.

"Please let me help you. Let your family help you," Jennifer pleaded. "I'm fine! I can handle this on my own! Please go away," Hope responded as she clutched Bo's leather jacket to her chest. Hope muttered, "I just got you back and then I lost you all over again. It's not fair."

Bo's voice asked Hope note to cry. Startled, Hope turned her head and saw a vision of Bo standing in the corner of the room. Bo said he was not alive. Hope chastised herself for not searching for Bo earlier and getting him the treatment he needed. When Hope said she could not forgive herself, Bo gently took her hand in his. Bo said, "You can make things right. Believe in me. All that I stood for. All that was important to me."

Bo reminded Hope that the men that had kidnapped him were out there. When Hope asked Bo what she should do, he told her that she knew. The vision of Bo then faded away as Hope called out to him to stay.

Downstairs, Ciara and Shawn arrived home. Jennifer explained that Hope had locked herself in her bedroom. Shawn suggested that they give Hope time, but Ciara resisted because she wanted to see her mother. Jennifer hugged Ciara and calmed her down. Jennifer urged Ciara and Shawn to call her if they needed anything. With a nod, Jennifer left for the pub. Shawn told Ciara that they would help their mother by staying strong.

In the park, Steve drank liquor alone. Kayla called his phone, but he did not answer it. Instead, Steve played his harmonica. Steve's phone beeped with at text. The message read, "Sorry to see you in so much pain." Angry, Steve demanded that the person show themselves. When no one answered, Steve collapsed back on the bench and drank some more. As Steve stumbled around drunk, Hope entered the park and asked him for help. Hope said she wanted to pursue the men that had kidnapped Bo.

At the penthouse, a teary-eyed Marlena and John hugged after learning about Bo's death. Sami texted Marlena to tell her that she was safe. Sami then texted, "I won." Marlena texted Sami the news about Bo, and Sami texted that she would be in touch. Worried, Marlena asked John what they should do next. John cautioned Marlena to have faith in Sami. Shaking her head, Marlena said she was not sure that Sami understood the ramifications of robbing Stefano.

Marlena fretted over the fact that Sami was a fugitive. With a nod, John said that there would be a host of felony charges pending against Sami. Marlena was unsure whether Stefano would press charges because it would embarrass the DiMera family. John countered that if Stefano did not pursue charges, the only alternative was to hurt Sami physically.

At the pub, Jennifer told Caroline, Roman, and Kayla about her interaction with Hope. Fighting tears, Jennifer said she understand because she had gone through the same thing when Jack had died. Victor and Maggie arrived. When Caroline saw Victor, she broke down sobbing. Victor hugged Caroline. Once Caroline calmed down, Victor informed the group that he had spoken to Chelsea and told her the news. When Kayla asked Maggie about Steve, Maggie said Steve had disappeared. As talk turned to the funeral arrangements, Ciara and Shawn walked into the pub. Victor marched over to Ciara and hugged her and then Shawn.

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On the next Days of our Lives...

• While trapped in a supply closet, things turn romantic for Steve and Kayla
• Hope demands answers about who was behind Bo's kidnapping
• Chad attempts to rescue Abigail from Ben
• Brady gives up everything for Theresa