Full detailed profile on Abe Carver Played by James Reynolds on Days of Our Lives Daytime Soap Opera.
James Reynolds (NBC)
Birthday: August 10, 1950
Back in Abe and Lexi's garden, the couple lies on a blanket and reminisces about their past together. He bought more flowers for a bare spot in the yard that needs her magical green thumb. Lexi appears worried. He talks about how Theo's worried about getting rid of his training wheels. Lexi calls him an amazing father. Abe's doing his best and hopes it is enough. "You're going to do just fine," she promises. He worries about what he'll do if he makes a mistake. Lexi reminds him he's going to make hundreds of mistakes but he has family as back-up. Abe promises to do what he can to make her proud. "You already do," she tells him. They kiss. Abe thinks they should renew their wedding vows tomorrow at a picnic. Lexi tears up. This is the most romantic thing he has ever said to her. She thinks it's a good idea. "I love you so much honey," she whispers. She calls them two of the luckiest people in the world. Abe tells her he loves her. She wants to stay out until it's dark, to count the stars. She snuggles in and passes on quietly. Abe starts to cry and call out her name. "Wake up. Wake up," he sobs.
Abe finds Kayla almost in tears at the pub but she insists everything is fine. He mopes. Jenn walks up and Abe tells them Lexi's getting weaker and he'd like the ladies to help him plan a special picnic. Kayla goes off to prepare it and returns later to find an upsetting text. Abe questions her. Jenn assumes it's Stephanie but Kayla confesses she and Steve have had ongoing issues since they left Salem. Steve craves adventure, like Jack. He's not happy with the mundane. Jenn identifies. Kayla tells them Steve went back into the ISA without discussing it with her first. She finds it reckless and though he's the man she fell in love with, he's not the man she wants to be with anymore. She whispers that after what was said today, she knows it's over. They're not going to have the 'happily ever after'. Suddenly her head snaps and she apologizes to Abe for being so insensitive. Abe is glad she opened up and tells her she'll get through this for Stephanie and Joey, just like he has to get through Lexi's passing for Theo.
At the DiMera mansion, EJ stands beside Stefano's casket. Lexi arrives with Chad and Melanie, and asks if he's okay. EJ thanks Chad and Melanie for coming. Chad says he hates whoever did killed Stefano. They leave the room, and EJ answers the door to Nicole, who tells him she knows he loved Stefano. She says she admired Stefano's protectiveness over his family. EJ moves to hug her, but she steps back. He tells her to show herself out. Nicole waits and goes in to tell Stefano that he had her convinced he was immortal. She wants her baby to be just like him and EJ. She says the baby is a DiMera, but can never know. Kate appears, and comments on Nicole's ghoulish heart-to-heart with a man she hated. Elsewhere, Lexi tells EJ he was everything Stefano wanted his son to be. EJ says he was everything he wanted in a father. EJ finds Kate and Nicole arguing by the casket. They apologize. Nicole leaves. EJ tells Kate to stay. Kate tells Stefano she loved him and always will. She tearfully wonders why he tested her, and was so unforgiving. She cries, "I'm sorry, my love." Later, Chad tells Stefano he liked living there - he didn't know what it was like to have a father who thought he mattered. He says, "I love you, Dad." After, Chad overhears Kate talking to EJ about Will's arrest. In the parlor, Lexi tells Stefano she knows his guilt over her illness was excruciating, and she forgives him and hopes he's at peace. Abe appears to embrace her.
Sami comes to the DiMera mansion with the kids. EJ tells Johnny, "We are DiMeras." In the other room, Theo asks Lexi if she'll be going away like Stefano. She says she will. Abe assures him she doesn't want to. Lexi tells him she'll watch over him, and tells him never to forget how much she loves him. Meanwhile, Sami has gone to see Stefano. When EJ finds her, she says she wanted to see that he was really dead. EJ thanks her for bringing the kids. Sami tells him she knows what Stefano meant to him. EJ hopes everyone can breathe a sigh of relief now that he's dead. Sami says even death cannot stop him from ruining their lives. Later, EJ, alone with Stefano, talks to him about how he turned his back on him when he learned they weren't blood - it shouldn't have mattered. EJ says he loved him, then chuckles, "Now look at me. I'm alone!" He says the women in his life are afraid of him, his kids can't live with him, his sister's dying, and it all leads back to him. EJ feels he should be telling Stefano to burn in hell, but he can't do it because he loves him, and knows he loved him too. EJ tells Stefano he destroyed everything.
At home, Lexi and Abe discuss her part in planning Stefano's funeral. Lexi thinks it's something she needs to do to make her final peace. She admits that her father made it hard for her to love him and remembers all the strings attached to his love. She breaks down in tears. Even with all his faults, she loved him. He was such a tortured soul but she knows he loved her. Abe consoles her with a hug. He feels bad she didn't get the chance to say goodbye to him. Everybody thought Stefano DiMera would never really die. Lexi becomes more upset by thinking that someone close to them killed him. Abe is sorry he left his gun there but Lexi doesn't blame him. She confesses to thinking it was a blessing what happened since no parent wants to lose a child. Soon Jack and Jenn stop by. They are happy she feels well enough to see them. They offer their condolences. They chat about Jack's book before Abe leaves to run errands and Jack goes to see Theo. Through tears the girls chat about Lexi's impending death. Lexi admits how hard it is, seeing Abe's pain hurts her the most. She shares that she doesn't have much time left. When Jack joins them he and Jenn assure Lexi that Theo will always remember her.
Kayla runs into Abe at the square. She sits down and asks if he's okay. She tells him that he can let his guard down with her since they're old friends. He assures her he's okay but admits he doesn't know what he'll do without Lexi. Kayla asks about Stefano's murder. He doesn't know much. She offers Abe her support. Abe takes a call from Roman who shares the news of Will's arrest. Kayla asks Abe if he thinks Will did it. Abe says no and he knows that for a fact.
Abe picks out the newspaper at his door and heads in. He throws it in the bin. Lexi sees and retrieves it. She needs to know what happened. Roman and Officer Kent arrive and Roman tells Abe he is a suspect. His gun was found at the scene of the crime as the murder weapon. Abe admits he threatened Stefano with his gun last night but didn't kill him. Theo arrives and Lexi takes him into the kitchen and Abe says he left his gun behind because he didn't trust himself not to use it later. He had a twisted fantasy that Stefano would use the gun on himself. Lexi returns. She believes him. Roman asks him to submit to a gunshot residue test. The cops leave and Lexi peruses family photos. Part of Abe is relieved Stefano won't be around Theo. They debate about Stefano's part in her tumor. Abe says Andre was Stefano's puppet, and Abe can't make peace with it. Lexi gets a headache and Abe gives her medicine. Lexi says she has forgiven her father. She loves their friends and if one of them has done it, she doesn't want to know.
Abe goes home, where Lexi finds him wet from the rain. This seems to disturb her. Is he alright? He assures her he's fine. She woke up in a cold sweat thinking about her father, feeling sad and disappointed. Abe promises never to let anyone hurt her again. Her favorite TV show is on. "You know the one with the cop and the guy..." Lexi goes to make tea while Abe turns the tube on and learns Stefano's dead. Lexi returns to ask what flavor of tea he wants and Abe shuts the TV off. He tells her the show's a re-run and hugs her.
Abe lets Roman in his house to discuss Stefano's death. Lexi comes down the stairs, overhears and gasps. "My father's dead?" She's aghast to hear he was murdered and sobs with grief. Roman questions them. Abe lies that the last time he saw Stefano was with Lexi at the house. Roman leaves and Lexi admits she wondered briefly if Stefano killed himself. Abe holds her as she sobs and promises to see that justice is done.
At the mansion, EJ pulls a gun on Stefano. Stefano urges him to put them both out of their misery, or get the hell out of his house forever.
"I'm going to kill you," EJ says.
"Do you think you have it in you?"
"I learned from the best," EJ retorts.
Elvis raises his gun as Stefano says goodnight. EJ blows a few holes in a bouquet of flowers.
Stefano asks, "Feel better?"
"I'll feel better when you're dead in the ground," EJ says. He walks out and Abe shows up from the kitchen with his own gun pointing at Stefano's head. He agrees with EJ, musing that there's a first time for everything. Abe blames Stefano for Lexi dying and Stefano says he'll never forgive himself. Abe drops his gun as his conscience gets in the way. No matter how corrupt Stefano is, Abe can't take him away from his wife or son. Abe leaves his gun behind and stalks off. Later, Stefano turns around to see John waiting for him in his chair. John wants justice. Stefano smirks when he sees John's gun. "Alright, give me the little speech." John's there to make him pay for trying to kill them. Stefano sighs. "Just do it." Later, John runs back into the great room. Stefano's nowhere to be found. John leaves by the glass doors and Stefano returns. Hope arrives to blast Stefano for attempting to kill them. He sips some booze and Hope yells at him. She thinks her daughter will be proud of her for killing Stefano. He reminds Hope she'll be in prison when Ciara's graduating school and getting married. Hope starts to cry and runs off, slamming the door behind her. Stefano shakes his head. "Salut."