Full detailed profile on Paul Hollingsworth Played by Linden Ashby on Days of Our Lives Daytime Soap Opera.
Linden Ashby (JPI)
Birthday: May 23 1960
At the hospital, Marlena once again goes to Paul's room to see if he needs a shrink. He wants to discuss insanity. He thinks she's insane for returning over and over. Marlena says, "You think you're very clever, don't you?" She tells him this spoke volumes, and walks out. Later, Victor shows up at her office. He's worried about Sonny and Will. She knows but thinks the couple needs to work on their marriage themselves. Victor supposes it could be worse. "One of them could be cheating." Mel shows up and gives Maxine her application. Maxine takes it to HR and Melanie chats up Theresa. They exchange numbers and when Theresa tells Mel her name, Mel laughs and introduces herself.
Daniel wanders the pier looking pensive. He takes out his cell phone and says to himself, "Do it."
Meanwhile, outside the pub, Philip makes a call. "Yes or no. Can you do it? If you can do this, it’d mean the world to me."
At home, Melanie is on St. Mary’s website.
At her place, Chloe is on her computer on St. Mary’s website.
Back at Stephanie’s place, Ian goes into St. Mary’s website to change the results but they’ve already been changed.
At the pier, Daniel turns off his cell and says, "Done."
Philip is still outside the pub, thanking somebody on his cell.
We see Melanie saying, "That’s that," as she closes her lap top.
Chloe is at home, closing her own lap top.
Carly stands outside Chloe’s door waiting to knock.
Philip and Morgan are in Bo's office. Morgan wants to see Paul but Bo tells her it will take awhile. She tells Philip that she won't forgive him just because he didn't actually kill her father. Bo takes Philip aside and says just because Paul was found alive, doesn't mean they're off the hook - Internal Affairs will be asking him about the recording! Just then, John walks in. "I received a call about Paul Hollingsworth. Is there something I can do to help?" Bo asks John to just come clean about what he did to Paul. John scoffs, "Why don't you tell me why Stefano is in my house and not behind your bars after everything he's done!" Bo agrees that Stefano deserves to be behind bars. John asks what they can do about it. Abe and Roman come in and urge John to press civil charges against Stefano. Abe tells Bo it's time to talk to Internal Affairs. They leave, and John asks Roman why the D.A. isn't pressing charges against Stefano. Roman tells John that he should be more worried about himself - he is still a suspect in the Hollingsworth case! At that point, Paul is brought in and reunited with Morgan. Paul tells Philip it's his lucky day. Roman asks Paul if it's true he left town of his own volition and if it is also true that he is pleading guilty to planting drugs on John's ship and to starting the fire. Paul confirms it's all in his statement. Roman asks John to leave the room. He then tells Paul that Morgan said he told her his life was in danger when he left town. He 'theorizes' that John held him captive, but Paul says it's not true. Roman then asks where Paul got the large amount of cocaine. He urges Paul to consider telling the truth - that Philip paid for the drugs - that way he can cut him a deal! Paul tells Roman that Philip wasn't involved and he was not coerced by anyone to commit those deeds. Roman is disappointed and says he knows he's covering - he just doesn't know why. He urges Paul to think about his daughter. Paul cryptically assures him that he is! Paul is taken down to holding, but stops to say goodbye to Morgan. She begs him to tell the truth, but he merely tells her to be strong and take care of herself. Philip tries to comfort her but she brushes him off. She turns to Roman and asks him to help her father. Roman asks Philip if he has anything to say.
Paul finds Morgan and a tearful reunion ensues. She wants to know what happened and where he went. He refuses to let her in on what happened, in order to protect her, but he's finished running. His plan is to turn himself in. Morgan is confused. They hug, and Morgan's phone rings. Philip rings her and asks to talk to Paul. She does so, reluctantly and Philip tells Paul not to run. "You're going down, pal," he threatens. An officer shows up with Hope and an arrest is made.
At Salem PD, Philip confronts Paul. Philip thinks Paul made a mistake, switching alliances. Paul doesn't care what Philip thinks. He returned to turn himself in and do the right thing for his daughter. Philip thinks he was a terrible father for sending Morgan the tape, but Paul intends on taking responsibility for his actions.
Bo brings Stefano to Roman's office in Salem PD. Steve attacks Stefano but Bo pulls him back and Roman yells at him to calm down. They're adding kidnapping to all of the other charges, he promises. Bo pushes Steve from the room and Hope follows. She needs to question Paul and Philip.
Outside Roman's office, Philip asks Morgan for an apology. She's incredulous. Philip says he was short changed. Morgan thinks her father was right. She never should have gotten involved with him. She finds Hope and asks if she can see Paul, but she can't until she answers a few questions, later. Morgan takes a seat and Philip asks Morgan to believe that he makes business threats but would never kill anyone. Morgan doesn't know what to believe. She has fallen in love with him and thought they could have something wonderful. She was wrong.
Roman tells Bo, Hope, Steve and Stefano, the DA says there are no charges against Stefano. Everyone is shocked and angered by the turn of events. Bo asks for a few minutes alone with Stefano, and although Roman would love to, he can't allow it. He has to let Stefano go.
Someone looks inside the pub and Morgan jumps up and rushes outside. She calls out. "Daddy?" She searches the area, but the man is hiding - watching from nearby. Hope runs after her and finds out Morgan thought she saw Paul. Hope runs into the pub and tells Bo what happened and Abe, Bo, Hope and Philip follow Hope back outside to search for him. They don't find him.
In Paul's room, under the mansion, John explains to Paul that the evidence hasn't been found yet but Ava sent an anonymous letter to the cops. Paul asks if he's going to rot here forever. He wants to get out in order to get Philip away from his daughter.
At the mansion, Ava bounces on the sofa next to John and snuggles close. She is happy she gets to stay with John for a long time, since she's not being extradited. John can't get the situation with Paul off his mind. That could be Morgan in the hospital and he says Philip taking a bullet wasn't part of the design. Ava knows Philip will be fine, then once he is, they'll pin everything on him! She could strangle Eddie for being so careless. John tells her Rolf will clean up all the blood and he'll show her something that will take away all her fears!
Ava follows John down a darkened corridor in the mansion. He gives her a key to open a door. Inside the room is a scruffy looking Paul Hollingsworth - with an attitude! John asks him to relax. Ava's not too happy that John kept this from her but he now trusts her enough to show her. Paul wants to see his daughter, but John refuses him. He comments that all she has from him are two notes and a tape. John says there is no tape and he wonders where the tape is! Paul slid it into the envelope, he says, so they all know it's there. Ava realizes Bo Brady made the evidence disappear, since he's Philip's brother! John can't let go of Paul until Philip has been framed for his murder. John admits Morgan is falling in love with Philip and since he took a bullet for her, he's her hero! Paul is incensed! Ava leaves the men alone and John explains what happened. Paul thinks Eddie is either stupid or crazy, for thinking Morgan had a gun, and yells that he has to get out of there and set Morgan straight about Philip. John asks for patience. Soon, Morgan will have nothing to do with Philip. John thinks Paul's lucky to be alive and he should be grateful that his men dragged him from the water.
As Paul prepares to leave town under cover of darkness, he meets up with Morgan again. He makes her promise that she'll stay away from Phillip Kiriakis. They express their love for one another and embrace. He then leaves as she cries. Morgan heads to the Pub where she runs into Tony, who invites her to intern with his company again if she'd like to. At that moment, Morgan's father, Paul, is knocked out and thrown in the water by someone with black gloves!
Down at the docks, Paul meets with Phillip and complains about being abducted by John and his goons. Phillip says he heard, and Paul wonders why he didn't help. He becomes belligerent, insisting that if he doesn't help him, he's a dead man! Phillip berates Paul for setting the fire and ruining the plan, and Paul says he was sick of John telling him what to do everyday - he wanted to bring him down! Phillip says that the stunt could have cost him everything - he tells Paul that he is on his own! Paul frantically insists that he can fix this - he even gets down and begs. Phillip advises him to leave town! When Phillip is gone, Paul's daughter shows up to meet him. He tells Morgan that he has to leave town and wanted to say goodbye. They embrace and he leaves. Phillip then returns and Morgan cries to him that her father is leaving town! Phillip tells her not to cry for a man like that, but Morgan defends him. She asks Phillip to protect her father, but Phillip says he can't make any promises. She kisses him. "You're the only person I trust right now!"