Full detailed profile on Arianna Hernandez (Past) Played by Felicia Terrell on Days of Our Lives Daytime Soap Opera.
Felicia Terrell (Jill Johnson/JPI)
Birthday: March 16 1979
Chloe arrives at her house and gets the gift basket from Daniel. Kate pops out and says she should keep it - it's a gift out of friendship. Just as Chloe is about to take a bite from the poison apple she remembers that she has to pick up Allie. Kate offers to go with her. When they arrive, Kate looks at her tape recorder and muses that she has a lot of work to do. When she looks up, Allie is about to eat the poison apple! Kate snatches it away. Arianna apologizes for letting her out of her sight, and Chloe says she can have the apple. Kate insists that it's too close to dinner time! She puts the apple in her purse.
Sami goes into the Brady Pub and asks Arianna if she has seen Allie. Arianna tells her she left with Kate and Chloe - she just missed her. Arianna expresses condolences about Grace, saying she can't imagine what she's going through. Sami said Rafe was just with her at the cemetery and he was also visiting the grave of someone named Emily. When she asks Arianna what she knows about her, Rafe comes in and asks what the heck she's doing - she just finished promising not to keep asking questions. Sami says it's not a big deal. Rafe says it is to him, and she needs to respect that! Rafe tells her never to talk about Emily again!
Rafe asks someone on the phone about Nicole as he tries to figure out her connection to Mia. Afterwards, he sees Brady at the Java Café and asks if he knows the name of the teen center where Nicole met Mia. Brady insists that he doesn’t know anything about Mia’s relationship to Nicole. Arianna walks by and Brady excuses himself. Rafe asks what’s going on between her and Brady because he noticed the way they looked at each other. Arianna tells him he’s imagining things, and mentions how Nicole is trying to set them up. She hurriedly leaves to take care of something, as Rafe wonders more about Nicole.
Philip runs into Brady at the pier and asks if he’s seen Stephanie. Brady says no and Philip runs off. Arianna walks by and asks Brady to talk to her. She mentions that Nicole was trying to set them up, and hopes that Brady didn’t think it was her idea. She admits that she only sees him as a friend, and that she’s not pushy or desperate. Melanie walks by and exclaims that Arianna “has it bad!” for Brady. Arianna denies that as Melanie tells her she’s blushing. Arianna excuses herself, as Melanie teases that Brady has it bad for her too. Brady says he doesn’t want to be harassed about this and leaves.
Arianna walks back to the Java Café and Rafe hands her the purse that she forgot. He asks her again what’s going on with Brady, and Arianna insists that nothing's going on. Rafe apologizes and says that Brady is an alright guy for whatever it’s worth. Rafe excuses himself and when Arianna asks where he’s going, he reluctantly admits that he’s going to place some flowers on Grace and Emily’s graves. Arianna asks if Rafe has told Sami about Emily and Rafe says he hasn’t, and he doesn't think he will. Later, Arianna walks back to the pier and runs into Melanie. Arianna insists that Brady doesn’t want to go out with her and to leave it alone, and walks off. Melanie wonders what’s wrong with these people and why she has to do everything herself. Later, she checks her horoscope at Java Café. She sarcastically wonders who’s going to set her up since she’s setting everyone else up! As she walks off, a mysterious person holds the newspaper and circles Hope’s picture.
Arianna follows Ciara, Bo, and Hope outside the Brady pub, to give Ciara the bear she forgot. Bo gets a vision of searching for Ciara and finding her bear. Hope asks him what’s wrong, but Bo tells her they’d talk later. He emphasizes not to let Ciara out of her sight.
Nathan walks into Maggie’s house all sweaty from a work out. Melanie asks him if he wants to hang out, he says that he’d check his schedule at the hospital. Maggie walks in and greets them both as Nathan goes upstairs. Maggie asks Melanie to help her get the Horton cabin ready for the summer. Melanie starts coming up with excuses, but as soon as Maggie mentions that Nathan would also help, Melanie eagerly changes her mind. Later, Melanie talks to Arianna at the pub about missing Max. Arianna asks why Melanie didn’t go with him to London. Melanie happily answers that other things are looking up, and Arianna asks, “What he’s like.”
Nicole walks into the Brady Pub and asks Arianna what’s going on between her and Brady. Arianna says that she hopes EJ doesn’t find out that she’s asking questions like that. Nicole asks her what her problem is, but Arianna says Nicole has a problem with her and Brady. Nicole insists that she doesn’t mind that Brady sees other people, but to be nice to him since he was burned before. Brady walks by and overhears. Annoyed, he asks Nicole where she gets off discussing his personal life. Nicole quickly excuses herself and Brady tells Arianna to just ignore her. While Nicole spies on Brady outside the pub, Mia walks by and thanks her again for arranging for her to hold Grace. Before she leaves, Mia tells Nicole that she doesn’t think about Sydney anymore and she knows that she’ll be a good mother.
Nicole weeps at Grace’s grave, saying that she’d do anything to bring her back, as Rafe approaches. Nicole tries to excuse herself, but Rafe asks what she’s doing there. Nicole tearfully answers that she’s there to pay her respects. Rafe asks what she meant by saying that she would do anything to bring Grace back, and Nicole cries that it’s not fair Grace was cheated out of life. Rafe asks why she’s so heartbroken if she had no real connection to Grace, but Nicole reminds Rafe that Sydney will never get to know her sister, Grace. Rafe suggests that Nicole focuses on the fact that she still has her daughter and they both agree that life is fragile. Nicole admits that she’s concerned for Sami and that even though they will never be friends, she admits that Sami is a great mother, and Johnny is proof of that. She sympathizes with Sami, saying that she must be in hell for what is going on with Johnny. Rafe asks her talk to EJ about the custody injunction. Arianna walks by as Nicole leaves, and once again Rafe asks Nicole to at least think about it. Arianna listens intently as Rafe painfully recalls memories with Grace. He says that even though he couldn’t protect Grace, he will be there for Sami, to honor her memory. Later on, Rafe visits another grave with the name Emily Hudson on it, and as he touches the gravestone, he says he’s sorry.
EJ and Nicole arrive at the church. In the vestibule, EJ mumbles he doesn’t even remember what Grace looks like as he holds the photo of Grace that he finds on the casket.
By the casket, Father Matt tells Rafe that God’s plans can be bewildering, but it only makes things worse. Rafe blames God for taking Grace from him.
Arianna and Brady discuss Sami and Rafe and the funeral today. Brady worries about Sami, but Arianna knows she has family support. She’s more concerned about Rafe and all the lies he has told for Sami.
Back in the vestibule, EJ makes a move toward Sami, when she arrives, but Roman and Bo stop him. Mia and Hope stand by as EJ tells Sami that he wouldn’t dream of disrespecting his daughter’s service. It wasn’t him who made her life a lie. Will comes in after Mia and makes a snide remark about EJ being Grace’s father. Bo asks him to support his mother today. Everyone goes inside the church but EJ and Nicole, who urges EJ to take this time to grieve, before taking revenge. EJ looks inside and sees Mia and asks Nicole who she is. Nicole stumbles over her words as she explains she thinks Mia babysat for Grace. EJ is angered that a stranger knew his kid more than he.
Inside the church, Will tells Mia that he does understand Sami’s reasoning for keeping Grace from EJ. He knows she would do what she could to stop her children from growing up in that house.
Nicole goes inside while EJ makes a call, giving orders to somebody to drop the papers off, soon. Stephanie interrupts EJ and tells him what she thinks of him, which isn’t much. She feels for Sami, who lost a child but doesn’t think EJ deserves children. EJ seethes and tells her she’s lucky to be alive, so Stephanie smacks him across the face and points at him, telling him not to dare threaten her again. Philip walks in just after the slap and EJ tells her to exercise a little control, saying he’s sure Philip will side with him on this one. EJ leaves and Stephanie apologizes to Philip. She’s got nothing to apologize for, he says, knowing full well that EJ should be in jail. They enter the church.
Back inside the church, Mia is unhappy for Sami. Nicole sits behind her and stops Mia from apologizing for being there. "You should be here for Grace." Caroline arrives while Stephanie goes to Sami to give her condolences. Sami knows she didn’t have to be there, considering her recent ordeal with Owen. Caroline goes to Sami and hopes Will has decided to sit with her. He hasn’t. Sami blurts out that she’s sick of the lies. Brady arrives with Arianna. When Arianna takes a seat, Brady tells Nicole she should know how Sami feels. She should have had a service for her lost child. Roman tells EJ if he hurts one more member of his family, he’ll turn in his badge and deal with EJ the way EJ deals with others. "No mercy." EJ takes out the custody papers from his pocket and thinks back to Stephanie’s rant.
Nearby, Arianna takes Rafe’s arm and says she knows this brings back a lot of memories. She admits she was wrong to tell him he was in the wrong for helping Sami.
Near the casket, Brady hugs Sami. Brady explains he understands completely, why she lied about Grace. He loves that about her, he admits. Meanwhile, Nicole tells Grace she was the first one to hold her and will never forget her.
Bo and Hope hug Sami and offer to talk to her anytime. Sami was worried they’d be angry at her but they could never stay angry at her, they confess. Father Matt starts the somber ceremony. Caroline does a reading and then Will tells a cute story about Grace, but has a difficult time finishing it, so Father Matt tells him he has done a good job, and Will takes a seat. When Father Matt asks if anyone else has any memories to share, EJ gets up. "I don’t have any memories to share but I do want to say something," he starts, causing Nicole, and the others to cringe. He goes up to the podium and says his only reason for getting up daily, is to ensure his children are safe. He discusses children and how one loves them before they see, hear or meet them. He says to Sami and Rafe, "I trust you’ll take some comfort in your memories of my daughter," reminding them they’ll always share memories of Grace, while he has nothing. He takes one last silent look around and takes a seat. Mia decides that though she has nothing to say, she’d like to sing. She starts singing "Amazing Grace," and Caroline joins her in song, while Sami chokes back tears. Most of the mourners get up to sing while Sami cries on Rafe’s shoulder. Father Matt gives a blessing and the Eucharist is given out. Later, roses are placed in a basket on top of the casket by everyone. Mia has to go back to work and gives Will a hug before she leaves. Sami and Rafe place a rose on the casket and Rafe tells Grace they’ll always love her. EJ and Nicole go to the casket and EJ says she’ll never be forgotten. Ever. Father Matt says another prayer and it’s time for the final farewell. Stephanie hugs Sami once more and then goes to EJ and blasts him for making Sami feel even worse than she already does. She tells Nicole to remember the blood on his hands next time he holds Sydney. EJ tells Philip to control his woman better.
Arianna goes to Rafe, and they discuss the support Sami has. Rafe thinks it was a mistake to let EJ find out the truth at all. Arianna asks him not to take all of this on himself in order to protect Sami, but she knows this falls on deaf ears.
Nearby, EJ is angered that Sami named Grace after Rafe. Roman tells Sami she’s strong, just like her mother, and they hug. Hope hugs Sami and then Bo, who tells her to call if she needs anything. The guests file out and all that is left is Sami and Rafe and EJ and Nicole.