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
Chloe wipes her tears at the pier. Lucas watches from behind a crate and calls her on his cell phone and apologizes for hurting her feelings earlier. This means a lot to her. He tells her to stop crying, which surprises her. How did he know? He covers. He assumed so and tells her he isn't getting along with Sami, either and assumes she and Philip were having issues. Chloe thinks they should form an alliance. Lucas likes it. He says, "Consider me a full-fledged member of the Lucas and Chloe alliance." Chloe leaves and afterward, Lucas jumps up from behind the crate, ready to get back to the mansion, when Paul Hollingsworth bumps into him! Though Lucas is familiar to Paul, Lucas claims they've never met and runs off.
John takes a call from Ava at Java Café, and they make plans to go on a date. She'll meet him at the mansion at 7:00pm. He hangs up when Paul Hollingsworth shows up. John tells him his sources say he's been dealing with Philip Kiriakis, but Paul denies planting the drugs on John's ship. John warns Paul. If he's lying, it'll be a big mistake. Morgan comes into the café and asks what they're talking about. Morgan tries hard to use her manners and say hello to John, and they discuss Paul getting a job, in order to take care of Morgan's schooling. When she offers to get student loans and grants, he refuses. She asks John to stay away from Paul, and John thinks it's touching. He doesn't have that bond with his daughter. "As you wish. Daddy's all yours," he says and walks away. Paul tells Morgan that was unnecessary and he can take care of himself. Morgan's not sure.
Max turns up at the pier and flashes back to discussing his work on Nick's prototype. His thoughts are interrupted by his boss and the men get into a brawl, when the man accuses Max of not knowing a hard day's work due to coming from a rich family. Morgan and Paul, Stephanie and Nick rush to his side and ask what's going on. Max's boss tells Max that he's going to regret that. "You're done," he says. "You're done!" Max yells, "Bring it on." Nick takes Max aside and asks if this is about the prototype, but Max denies it and leaves his friends puzzled.
Nearby, Max meets John, who asks about Kiriakis shipment due today, but Max won't get involved. John shoves him and Max yells, "You want to take me on? Come on!"
Lexi meets Abe at the Pub and they discuss Theo and his issues at school. While Lexi worries, Abe doesn’t want to overanalyze the situation until they meet with Theo's teacher.
Nearby, Morgan berates Paul for disappearing, earlier. He couldn't be in the middle of that mess, he says, and when Morgan demands he tell her what's going on, he simply says he wants her to stay safe. Nearby, Nick and Stephanie discuss Max, who Nick thinks is stressed out from working three jobs.
Bo and Hope dance nearby at Chez Rouge. Hope worries about his health but Bo's feeling great and is saving his energy for later! They kiss and Hope admits she's having an amazing time. She's lucky to have him alive and healthy. They kiss, and Hope challenges Bo to Salsa. They attempt their own form of "Salsa" and are left breathless. They prepare to leave and find Paul and Morgan nearby.
Morgan bumps into Paul at Chez Rouge. He's celebrating his innocence and that the grand jury can't prove otherwise. Morgan's curious as to why he's not upset about the big drug bust and Paul says it has nothing to do with him. Hope and Bo stop by Paul and Morgan's table and Morgan compliments them on their dancing. Paul gets a call from Philip. He asks to return his call and tells Bo that he's confident the grand jury will drop all charges. Bo and Hope leave and agree that Paul's not to be trusted.
John and Marlena arrive at Salem PD. Roman swears him in to tell the truth and asks him point blank about his dealings with Paul. John says Paul is professional all the way. Abe reminds him that Paul quarantined the Kiriakis cargo while his wasn't quarantined. They want to know if he enabled potentially dangerous substances through customs and are prepared to cut him a deal. John lies that he has no information about this and when Roman asks if he accepted a bribe from Hollingsworth, John lies that he didn't. Philip arrives and asks John if Hollingsworth is his patsy. John tells Roman they're clean and would like to go, unless there is anything else. Paul tells John that they've offered him a deal and since they can't produce evidence, John and Paul leave. Morgan goes to Philip and asks what his problem is, and then leaves, with him in tow. Marlena tells John it's time to go but he pauses when he looks at Roman's name plaque on the door and on his desk. He almost collapses as if remembering something but doesn't admit anything.
Back at Salem PD, Philip and Morgan argue about taking responsibility for one's own actions. Philip says her father is as guilty as John is and tells her if he says otherwise, he's lying to her. Philip lets her know that his father has done some nasty things lately and he too has had to come to terms with it. He says if her father can't tell right from wrong, he's a spineless jerk, he says! Morgan is visibly hurt and yells at Philip and stalks off.
Marlena and John arrive outside the pub where Marlena is positive that John remembered something when they were at Salem PD. She tells him that he used to work there but John doesn't want to talk about it. They go inside and Marlena stops by Sami's table and tells her that she thinks John's starting to remember something!
Marlena takes a call from Brady, at the pub and tells him that his father's back, but he's not quite himself. Marlena urges John to talk to Brady, though he's hesitant. John has issues talking with Brady and later admits that Brady's a stranger. He says Brady's getting the treatment he needs.
At the DiMera mansion, though John has no idea what it is, he offers Paul Hollingsworth some Jägerhof that Rolf has prepared for breakfast. Paul's not interested. He simply wants to know when he will have his life back. John tells him not to worry. He has it covered, but Paul's going to owe him. Paul bristles when John tells him, "And I'll expect a little something extra."
At the Vitali mansion, Ava asks the group if they really want to know about her past with Steve. They do, so she promises not to give boring details. She'll start at the end - the day he ruined her life! She tells everyone that she thought that they were deeply in love. She flashes back to the church, the day of the wedding, where she wore a simple white dress and everything was just as she wanted it. "I was marrying the man of my dreams." Steve looks away, worried and apologizes to Kayla for having to hear this. Ava invites Steve to tell her "good friends and precious little wife" what happened next so he says that he was at the altar watching Ava as she started towards him. She looked beautiful and happy and he wondered why he didn't feel the same. He had a strange feeling in the pit of his stomach and started to flash back to someone else's wedding and another bride. He knew in his gut and heart that he couldn't go through with the wedding. Ava starts to cry and Steve asks if he should stop. Ava shakes her head and bitterly, she asks him to go on. He tells her that the feelings and flashbacks had his head spinning, so he took off outside, where he realized he couldn't marry Ava and knew he had to go back inside the church to tell her. Before he could, two guys came up behind him and dragged him off to his car, he says. Ava thinks he's lying and says when he left, a part of her died. Steve apologizes and tells Ava that things will make sense more when he shares what happened to him before they met. He tells her that he was kidnapped by Stefano DiMera, before they met, and his death was faked. He was made to forget his past, was locked up and under Stefano's control for years. The day he managed to escape, he met her. She changed him and gave him a life. "And I fell in love with you and I wanted to marry you," he says. He swears it's all true. Ava says after he left, she thought he was playing some game, but when she went outside, she realized he wasn't returning and started to sob. The next thing she knew, she was in an ambulance, being taken to a hospital where she stayed for a very long time, until she was taken home and locked up in her room. Steve apologizes but Ava calls him cold. Steve nods and Ava tells him he ruined her life and turned her into someone she despises. She yells that she hates him and hits him.
Morgan finds Philip lurking outside the pub and asks, "What the Sam hill are you doing here?" Philip thinks she's overdoing the accent and she admits that she does that when she's nervous. She tells him she knows John Black is inside and thinks he's after John and her father. Philip denies this and asks her to breakfast, but Paul shows up. He's having breakfast with her. The men discuss business and again, Philip warns Paul about his shady dealings, until Paul decides their conversation is over. They all head inside. Philip takes a table near John and Nicole.
Nicole takes a seat with John and asks if he remembers anything. He doesn't, and apologizes for it. She tells him not to apologize. She finds him interesting! John grins and comments that she's the first person who has said this to him! She remembers him as conservative and sexy and confesses to having had a crush on him, she flirts. She goes into detail about his sexy body and asks if he's been working out! John is taken aback and Nicole plods on. She asks if he feels cast adrift, considering he has no family or friends. He does, he says, but when she asks him on a date for dinner, it appears as though he's about to let her down. Philip interrupts them and says, "Well, well, well, what have we here?" John asks if Philip has a problem with them being together and Nicole says they're having breakfast, not sleeping together! Philip tells them they deserve each other, and after he leaves, John agrees to dinner with Nicole, tonight at his place.