Abigail Attacks Gabi When Provoked at Bayview
Monday November 19, 2018: Gabi and Abigail have it out over the gaslighting, Lani's jealous of Eli and Sheila, and Abe gets more than he bargained for when Sheila begs to keep her job.
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At Mandalay, Tripp is anxious that Ben will find out it wasn’t Wyatt who set him up. Claire assures that’s not going to happen. She gave him more cash to keep quiet. She reminds him of when he did terrible things to avenge his mother’s death, knowing it came from a place of love. She calls it “an extreme grief reaction,” and basically asks him to play that angle. Tripp doesn’t want Claire to dredge up his past mistakes but she’s trying to make a point that he was being noble and trying to protect Ciara. He gets it. She forces him to tell her that he has no regrets because Ben’s a “murdering bastard who should be behind bars for the rest of his life.” Claire gets a notification that Wyatt returned the money to her account. They wonder why. Claire leaves Wyatt a message, questioning why he returned the cash. Claire starts to panic and runs off.
In the park, Ciara’s stunned to learn Tripp, not Wyatt, set Ben up. She believes Ben but knows Wyatt’s a known liar. Ben reveals Claire paid Wyatt a few grand to lie. “She was trying to protect her good buddy, Tripp.”
Abe arrives at SPD. It’s Sheila’s first day at work and she didn’t show up. If Lani sees her, “Tell her she’s fired.”
Chad arrives at Jenn’s and gets a slap across the face for committing her daughter without letting her be involved in the decision. Chad didn’t think he had another choice. They argue about his inability to answer his calls since there’s no reception on the island. Jenn’s sickened that he used Charlotte as a bargaining tool and sent her to the wolves. Chad starts laughing as Jenn continues to yell, and claims everything he’s done has been for Abigail.Jennifer thinks he’s made the situation worse. She hasn’t seen any sign of Gabigail returning. Even Stefan didn’t. They could have gotten her help before committing her. Chad stands by his decision. They talk over each other and Jenn kicks him out.
Gabi visits Abigail in Bayview and toys with Abigail before finally pulling out the Gabby wig and gleefully confessing that she’s been gaslighting her all along. “Do you hate me that much?” Gabi says yes, “With the passion of a thousand burning suns.” Gabi wants her ex-friend to pay for what she did to her. Abigail never meant to hurt Gabi but Gabi sure meant to hurt her. Abby wonders why she’s confessing. Gabi shrugs. She has her where she wants her and if she squeals, nobody will believe her. Abs won’t let Gabs get away with this and rushes her and chokes her. Chad runs in and grabs Abigail and pulls her off of Gabi. Abigail calms down and Gabi drums up crocodile tears and claims she was there to be supportive but Abby attacked her. Abby yells that she’s lying and informs him of Gabi’s confession. At Abigail’s urging, he searches Gabi’s purse for the wig but finds it empty. Abigail demands to know what she did with it. Gabi flashes to kicking it behind the bed and lies that there is no wig. Chad holds Abby back as she struggles. Later, Abigail’s gone away with Chad so Gabi tosses the wig and the rest of her paraphernalia into her purse. Chad returns and apologizes for the attack.
Lani arrives at Eli’s room at Martin House. It takes a while until Eli finally answers the door, shirtless, and in a towel. She tells him Sheila didn’t show up for work today. Sheila wanders out of the shower, making Lani raise an eyebrow. Sheila goes to dress and Lani snarks about them parading around half-naked. Eli says Sheila was sick as a dog last night. He took care of her and didn’t get rest until 3 in the morning, which is why they’re both late for work. Sheila returns and thanks Eli for helping her through her bout of food poisoning. She’s headed to work. Lani says not to bother. Abe fired her. Sheila sighs. She’ll try to get her job back. She takes off and Lani continues to grill Eli. Eli’s confused. Why is she acting jealous of Sheila? Lani scoffs at that. Eli realizes that if Sheila gets the job, it’ll mean Sheila can move into her own place. He starts smiling. Lani asks him to stop smiling at her. She takes off and he grins wildly.
At SPD, Sheila goes to Abe to explain her tardiness but Abe doesn’t care. She’s done. Sheila begs for a chance. She explains she ate Eli’s oysters, which is why she was late. She was sick. Abe rolls his eyes and calls that an excuse, and then Sheila’s sickness returns. She vomits on Abe’s shoes.
Ciara finds Tripp at Mandalay and confides that Ben told her that he framed Ben, not Wyatt. Tripp says it’s true.
In the park, Claire’s startled by Ben who asks why she’s been lying to him. He asks whose side she’s on.
Paul says goodbye.
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