Days of our Lives Daily Recaps: 2018
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January 1 to 5, 2018
Vivian introduced Stefan O. DiMera to Salem. A former corporate raider, Stefan announced that the board had named him the new CEO of DiMera Enterprises. Stefan and Vivian moved into the DiMera mansion after a new DNA test confirmed Stefan was Stefano's son. Andre told Kate about his feelings for her. Brady seduced Eve, but Eve was wary of his motives. After kissing Paul on New Year's Eve, Will broke things off with Sonny. The hospital offered Theo a spot in a clinical trial in South Africa for rehabilitation. When Theo balked at leaving his loved ones, Claire offered to go with him. Ciara confronted Rafe about his affair, and Rafe offered to tell Hope the truth. Jennifer was devastated to learn from Anna that Eric was still in love with Nicole. Vivian congratulated Andre on their successful plan to take over the company.
January 8 to 12, 2018
Ciara decided not to tell Hope about Rafe's affair. Claire told Trip about Theo's rehabilitation plan for South Africa, and Tripp told Ciara. J.J. quit his job. After learning she was pregnant, Lani decided to abort her pregnancy, but J.J. overheard her and asked her to reconsider. Jennifer gave up on Eric. Steve had blurred vision but told no one. Anna asked Steve to track down Stefano. Sonny decided to throw himself into work after Will moved out. Gabi finalized her deal with DiMera Enterprises. Abigail walked in on Stefan when he was naked, and she begged for her and Chad's jobs back. After agreeing to give their marriage a shot, Kate slept with Andre. Chad hired John to investigate Vivian and Stefan. Plotting with Vivian, Andre worried that his family would learn that he had been working with her. Vivian plotted with Stefan behind Andre's back.
January 15 to 19, 2018
J.J. convinced Lani to keep her baby. Kayla warned Lani not to lie about her baby's paternity. J.J. started therapy with Eric. Eli confided to Valerie that he had slept with Lani. Abe overheard that Lani was pregnant, and he told Valerie. Eli and Gabi made love. Anna's preoccupation with Tony's ashes drove a wedge between her and Roman, and they broke up. Theo said his goodbyes and left for South Africa. Jennifer went on a date with Dr. Henry Shaw at the pub, and Eric served them their meal. Projections for Gabi Chic appeared strong, and Kate complained to Andre that Stefan would get the credit for her work. Stefan continued to push Abigail's buttons and flame her jealous feelings about Chad and Gabi. Vivian cautioned Stefan not to fall for Abigail. Chad offered a truce with Stefan. John informed Chad that someone inside DiMera had sabotaged the company, and the evidence pointed toward Andre. Chad caught Vivian eavesdropping. Andre professed his love for Kate, and after talking to Lucas, Kate told Andre that she loved him as well. Andre fired Gabi. After exiting rehab, Lucas asked Chloe out on a date. Vivian urged Stefan to kill Andre. Andre was murdered.
January 22 to 26, 2018
Will moved into the Martin house. Paul was uncomfortable with his new neighbor, but he and Will bonded over music. John spiked Steve's drink. Steve continued to have blurred vision and dizziness. Valerie told Eli that Lani was pregnant. Eli confronted Lani, but she lied about the paternity of her baby. Jennifer pushed Eric away. J.J. told Jennifer about his baby. A horrified Abigail found Andre's body in his office. After finding Tony's urn at the crime scene, the police arrested Anna for the murder. Anna showed Roman a threatening letter she had received, and he provided her an alibi. Roman hired John to investigate the letter. Gabi asked Stefan to rescind Andre's decision to fire her, but Stefan deferred the decision to the board. Brady and Sonny continued to fight. Abigail accused Gabi of murder. The police watched video surveillance from the crime scene.
January 29 to February 2, 2018
Will gave Sonny divorce papers. Eve and Victor advised Sonny to sign the papers, and he did. Victor warned Brady not to fall in love with Eve. Brady asked Eve to take their relationship to the next level. A doctor diagnosed Steve with an unknown autoimmune disease. John had another vial of poison to slip into Steve's drink, but he crushed it underfoot after Steve told him about his diagnosis. Paul told Will that he had overheard John tell someone on the phone that he was poisoning Steve. Lani told Hope about her pregnancy. A suspicious Valerie stole Lani's medical file. Eli and Rafe reviewed the security footage of Andre's office before the murder. Rafe questioned Stefan about an hour's worth of missing video footage. Carrie returned to town to represent her parents after Hope arrested them. Carrie advised Rafe to tell Hope about his affair with Sami. Hattie broke out of prison to attend Andre's funeral. John determined the threatening letter sent to Anna had originated in Statesville Prison. Anna accused Hattie of murdering Andre.
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February 5 to 9, 2018
Anna explained that Andre had taken Tony's urn from her when she had confronted him, but she maintained that she had not murdered Andre. Hattie admitted that she had sent the letter to Anna in the hopes that it would ruin her relationship with Roman. Valerie told Lani that Lani needed to tell Eli the truth -- or Valerie would. Lani told Eli he was the father of her baby. J.J. researched the EMT training program as his next career. Brady and Eve decided to restart Bella magazine. The police reviewed new video footage from the night of the murder and learned that a woman that looked like Gabi had been at the scene. Gabi protested her innocence but was arrested. Steve collapsed. An ISA agent ordered John to poison Steve. Will and Paul confronted John, and he fired a gun at them.
February 12 to 16, 2018
Claire and Ciara fought over Tripp. Eli and Rafe confessed to one another about their affairs. Eric interrupted Jennifer's date to tell her he wanted to be with her. J.J. proposed to Lani. Eli agreed with Lani to keep the baby's paternity secret. Stefan deleted a voicemail from him on Andre's phone. Abigail told the police that Gabi had threatened to kill Andre. The D.A. charged Gabi with murder, and Chad bailed her out of jail. Gabi refused a plea deal. Chad confided to Gabi that he believed Stefan had been working with Andre and had murdered him. John aborted an attempt to inject Steve's I.V. with poison. Kayla told Steve that she had found traces of poison in his blood. Billie shot the agent blackmailing John. Steve caught John when he made another attempt to inject fluid into Steve's I.V. Stefan found Abigail dressed in Gabi's coat, holding the murder weapon and wearing a wig, standing in his room.
February 19 to 20, 2018
A wig-wearing Abigail revealed her alternate personality, Gabby, to Stefan. Gabby had Gabi's coat and ID as well as the murder weapon, which she attempted to plant in Stefan's room. Abigail had no memory of Gabby's antics. Billie helped John take down Pam at the ISA and give Steve the antidote to his poison. Pam took Tripp and Ciara hostage to force John to kill Steve, but Ciara distracted Pam long enough for Tripp to kill Pam instead. Will and Paul grew closer after their ordeal with John. Maggie discovered Victor and Brady's plans for Eve, and she ordered them to tell Eve the truth. Brady was angry to learn that Eric and Jennifer were dating. Tripp told Steve that he loved him. Claire secretly recorded Ciara and Tripp's conversation to discover their secret. Maggie moved out of the mansion.
February 26 to March 2, 2018
Gabby attacked Vivian, but Stefan intervened. Gabby kissed Stefan. Eli asked Trask for her alibi for the night of Andre's murder. Hope and Rafe eloped on Smith Island, but they decided to still have their wedding with their friends too. Stefan promised Gabby that he would help her frame someone else for Andre's murder. Steve learned he was going blind. Claire struggled with whether to tell Hope about Rafe's affair, and Marlena cautioned Claire to think about how destructive the truth could be. Ciara discovered Claire had recorded Ciara'say conversation with Tripp about Rafe's affair. Despite Ciara's effort to stop Claire, Claire blurted out the truth in front of everyone at the wedding.
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MARCH 2018
March 5 to 9, 2018
After Claire interrupted Rafe and Hope's wedding, Rafe confessed to Hope about his affair. Hope told Rafe that she needed time to think. Ciara lost her temper and punched Claire for ruining the wedding. Hope forgave Claire for interrupting the wedding with the truth. Ciara pleaded with her mother to think about saving her marriage. Jennifer also urged Hope to think about saving her marriage to Rafe. A guilty Eli confessed to Gabi about his affair with Lani. Eli lied about the paternity of Lani's baby. Lani was hospitalized after severe cramping, but Kayla approved her to return to work. Eli was overly protective of Lani's pregnancy. Ciara overheard Claire talking about submitting herself for the cover of Bella magazine. Abigail started to notice that she was losing time. Stefan planted the evidence for Andre's murder in Arianna's overnight bag. Lani caught a panicked Gabi after Gabi attempted to dump the evidence in the trash. Stefan confronted Gabby and met another alter, Dr. Laura. Maggie refused to reconcile with Victor until he told Eve about his scheme with Brady. Brady proposed to Eve. During the wedding, Eve interrupted her vows to say that she refused to marry Brady.
March 12 to 16, 2018
Maggie moved back in with Victor. Paul and Will made out until Sonny interrupted them. While taking photos of Claire, Eric encouraged her to make up with Ciara. Tripp took photos of Ciara, and she used them to enter the Bella contest against Claire. Tripp and Ciara kissed. Adrienne asked Steve to lean on her. A worried Abigail went to Kayla for tests to understand why she had lost time, but Dr. Laura took over and walked out. Stefan talked to Gabby and convinced her to impersonate Abigail to avoid Kayla's suspicions. Chad found Andre's phone in Stefan's desk and contacted the police. Valerie pushed J.J. to postpone the wedding, upsetting him. Eli reconsidered his decision not to claim Lani's child as his own. Eve broke things off with Brady after Victor told her about their scam to reacquire Basic Black. Brady hatched a plan to win back Eve with the Bella contest.
March 19 to 23, 2018
Gabby convinced Chad to let her go to Hong Kong with Stefan, but Chad decided to follow them. Paul and Will went on their first date. Vivian catfished Sonny on a dating app. Hope had Belle draw up annulment papers. A shadowy man was following Chloe. J.J. passed his EMT test. Kayla told Abigail that there appeared to be nothing medically wrong with her. Chad saw a dark-haired woman outside Stefano's room. Eli pleaded with Lani to tell J.J. the truth about her baby. Lani confessed in court that she had slept with Eli and then told J.J. he was not the father of her baby.
March 26 to 30, 2018
Stefan had a man plant drugs in Chad's suitcase, but Belle got the charges dropped. Dr. Laura took over a panicked Abigail's body and ordered Stefan to take her home to Salem. Paul and Will slept together. Vivian hired an escort named Leo to date Sonny. Gabi broke things off with Eli once Lani confessed that Eli was the father of her baby. A hurt J.J. pushed Lani away. Steve lost his eyesight and asked John to buy out his stake in their agency. A secret admirer pursued Chloe. Eve asked Brady to sell Bella to her, but he refused. Abe was furious when he heard that Valerie had read Lani's medical records. Dr. Laura testified in court that Gabi had confessed that she had murdered Andre.
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APRIL 2018
April 2 to 6, 2018
Abe yelled at Valerie for protecting her son at the expense of his daughter. Dr. Laura lied in court and claimed that Gabi had confessed to her that Gabi had murdered Andre. Chad played Stefan in chess in order to extract information about Andre's killer but was frustrated when Stefan revealed that the killer was named Gabby. Kayla diagnosed Lani with placenta previa. Valerie reconciled with both Abe and Lani. Dr. Laura and Gabby fought for control of Abigail's body. A panicked Abigail reached out to Marlena for help, and Dr. Laura revealed herself to Marlena. Chad theorized that Stefan had brainwashed Abigail. Adrienne hired Will at the Spectator. Tripp grew closer to his father after Steve informed him that he was totally blind. Sonny slept with Leo, who revealed he worked at Titan. The jury returned a verdict in Gabi's trial.
April 9 to 13, 2018
Lucas urged Chloe not to take the job offer in Mexico, but she was uncertain. Ciara took a large lead over Claire in the Bella contest. Feeling sorry for Claire, Tripp voted for her. Ciara was angry at Tripp, but she kissed him when he told Ciara that his heart belonged to her. Claire asked Theo to hack the website and help her win the contest. Brady bet Eve that Claire would win the Bella contest or else he would stop pursuing her. Sonny broke things off with Leo when he learned that Leo had taken a job at Titan. The jury found Gabi guilty of murder. Chad refused to believe that Gabi was guilty. Marlena suspected that Abigail had dissociative identity disorder. Marlena met and confronted Gabby. Gabby knocked out Marlena, and Stefan locked her up in the tunnels. Adrienne asked Will to write an article about his resurrection from the dead. Hope gave Rafe annulment papers, but he hired Justin to fight the annulment. Paul overheard Vivian and Leo plotting against Sonny.
April 16 to 20, 2018
John looked for Marlena when she failed to return his calls. Marlena appealed to Stefan to get help for Abigail. In Abigail's head, a vision of Andre encouraged Abigail to face the truth about his death, but she refused. Claire won the Bella contest by one vote, which drove a wedge between Ciara and Tripp. Tripp accused Claire of cheating to win. Eve grudgingly agreed to honor her bet with Brady. Leo refused to give up on seducing Sonny, but Paul was suspicious when he saw Leo with Vivian. Chloe turned down Miguel's job offer. Lani returned her engagement ring to J.J. Hope and Rafe discovered Abigail was the dark-haired woman in Hong Kong. Vivian, Marlena, and Kate were all held captive in the tunnels after each learned that Gabby was an alter of Abigail. Stefan and Gabby made love, and Chad walked in on them.
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