After Wyatt Confesses, Ben Tells Ciara Tripp Set Him Up
Friday November, 16 2018: A fearful Wyatt tells Ben the truth, Gabi is determined to make Stefan pay, Jenn and Stefan face off, and Chad laments his situation.
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On a park bench, Chad talks to Sami over the phone about EJ. Ben walks up and Chad hangs up. Ben asks how it went with Abigail. Chad bristles, ordering Ben to stay away from him and his family.
In the square, Wyatt tries to give Claire’s money back. He’s afraid of Ben and wants no part of her scheme. Claire promises to fix things with Ben, offering Wyatt more money to stay onboard. He accepts the money transfer but still doesn’t feel good about it. He walks off, as Ben watches.
Ciara and Tripp wake up in bed together and start kissing. Ciara checks her phone and learns that Wyatt confessed to framing Ben. She’s confused as to why he would do it. Tripp says any guy who has ever had feelings for her would go to great lengths to protect her. Ciara defends Ben, but Tripp says the only way she’ll ever be safe is if Ben is behind bars. He can’t lose her because he loves her. She loves him too. They passionately kiss. After lounging around naked together, Tripp gets up to take a shower. Ciara calls Wyatt to ask him to meet up.
Ben finds Wyatt in the park. He asks what he was doing with Claire. Nervous, Wyatt admits that he didn’t plant the evidence against him… Tripp did. After Wyatt has seemingly left, Ciara shows up, but only finds Ben. Ben tells Ciara that Tripp is the one who framed him.
Gabi visits Kate in her room to tell her their plan worked and that Abby is finally getting what she deserves. Kate thinks what she’s doing is beyond cruel. Does she even have a shred of remorse? Gabi admits it doesn’t feel as good as she thought it would. She tried to turn herself into the SPD, but she heard Abby was committed to Bayview. Gabi is finally getting what she wanted. Gabi vows to do the right thing, just not yet. Kate demands she tell Chad he’s the father of Abby’s baby or else she will. Chad knocks at the door. Gabi begs Kate to cover for her reminding her she is not innocent in this. Kate tells her to hide and lets Chad in. He tells Kate what he did to help Abigail. He loves her and wants them to be a family. As painful as it is, the only way to do that is for Abby to get the help she needs. Chad tells Kate she is the only one left in this world he can count on. It means a lot to him. They hug and he leaves. Gabi runs back out and Kate orders her to fix things for Chad. Gabi wants Stefan to pay first which can’t happen until after he has deeply bonded with the baby.
Abigail wakes up at Bayview asking for her baby. JJ tells her their mother is with her and that she’s healthy. She asks her brother if he helped Chad and Stefan steal her baby. JJ promises he is always on her side, but he didn’t find any evidence that Gabi set her up. Abigail is incensed he doesn’t believe her. They debate Gabi’s ability to gaslight her. Abigail tells him about Kate’s attempt to drug her. Abby knows she is not insane and with or without JJ she will out Gabi for what she did. Abby worries about her baby and asks JJ to check on her. He agrees, but reminds her to take her meds first. She reluctantly swallows them. He tells her how much he loves her. She reciprocates the sentiment through tears as he leaves. Later, Gabi walks into the room. Abby jolts up as Gabi says, “Hello, Abigail.”
At the hospital, Jennifer watches over her granddaughter. Stefan walks in and orders her away from his daughter. He demands she leave, but first Jenn rips him for what he did to Abigail. Kayla enters wondering what the heck is going on. Jennifer agrees to leave but declares Stefan will never keep her away from her granddaughter. After Jenn and Kayla exit, Stefan becomes emotional as he feeds the baby. JJ encounters Kayla in the lobby and tells her how Kate tried to drug Abigail. Kayla flashes to Gabi asking for pregnancy safe meds.
Chad arrives at Jenn’s door wondering how Abby is doing. Jenn slaps him.
Gabi confesses to Abigail.
Tripp is exposed.