Gabi Zeroes in On Philip’s Achilles’ Heel While He Enlists Help of His Own — Plus, a Cocky EJ Asks Nicole Out
Tuesday, September 28, 2021: Today on Days of Our Lives, Philip and Gabi plot against each other, Gwen tries to enlist Justin's help, and EJ flirts with Nicole.
Philip surprises Chloe with a bouquet of flowers reminiscent of their high school days. Chloe’s touched. He points out it’s been 22 years since they met. She was the one who got away. However, he has learned from his mistakes and promises to take perfect care of their tree and of her. They kiss. When Brady’s name comes up, Philip declares he now knows his nephew wasn’t the one who was spying on him. It was Jake and Gabi. And he’ll make sure they regret playing him for a fool. Chloe makes him promise not to bad mouth Brady to her again. He obliges. She suggests Brady might be happy to help him bust Gabi and Jake. Philip doesn’t think he needs him. However, he’s going to wait until he’s ready to make his next move, which is stealing Gabi’s company.
Jake drops by John and Marlena’s place to see Brady. He asks how his talk with Victor about Philip and Gabi went. Brady wonders how Jake knows that he did talk to his grandfather. Perhaps he’s keeping tabs on him? Jake tries to smooth talk his way around it, but Brady suspects he’s angling for the CEO position at Titan. When Jake presses for more information, a wary Brady ushers Jake out. From the hallway, Jake listens in as Brady talks with Victor on the phone. Jake hears him say he has no interest in getting in between Philip and Chloe.
Chloe meets up with Brady at Titan. He assures her he rejected Victor’s plan to break up her and Philip.
Rafe questions his sister’s presence in his kitchen. He thought she moved out… again. Gabi retorts “I’m back. Again.” Rafe doesn’t mind having her there, but he does mind the way she treats his girlfriend. Gabi calls her a heartless bitch, as Ava walks in. Ava calmly watches as the siblings bicker over her. She offers to move out as to not cause any more trouble. Rafe won’t hear of it. He just wants his sister to take the high road for once, just like Ava is. Gabi rolls her eyes as Ava flashes to telling Philip about Gabi and Jake’s plan to oust him from Titan. After more bickering, Gabi relents and reluctantly apologizes to Ava.
Later, Rafe tells Ava he appreciates her effort to get along with Gabi. If his sister doesn’t change her attitude, she won’t like who he chooses. After Rafe leaves for work, Philip stops by to see Ava. He says, “How would you like to help me bring down Gabi Hernandez?”
Gabi meets Jake in the Square. He tells her what he heard about Brady, Philip and Chloe. Gabi thinks Chloe is the Achilles heel they’ll use to bring down Philip.
EJ startles Nicole at Basic Black as she looks at Duke. He assures her she’ll never see Xander in that office again. After discussing Xander’s latest brush with the law, EJ asks about the stuffed bear. Nicole tells him he’s Rafe’s. EJ mocks both Duke and Rafe. When he detects he hit a nerve, he wonders if there’s something going on between Nicole and the commish. She says no but he can see she wishes there were. EJ thinks Nicole can do much better than that “dolt.” In fact, he smirks, she has. He asks her out for dinner.
Gwen visits a handcuffed Xander in the interrogation room. She blames herself for this mess. Xander repeats that she’s worth it. She whispers, “I’m going to get you out of here no matter what it takes.” Xander thinks a jailbreak would be incredibly sexy, but Gwen says she’s going to confess. When Xander rejects her plan, they try to figure how to find a competent lawyer who would be willing to represent him.
Justin walks into the interrogation room looking for Bonnie. Gwen tries to convince him to defend Xander. Justin refuses. When he mentions the judge he’s presenting Bonnie’s case to, Xander declares he’s corrupt. He’s the same judge EJ bribed regarding his own case. Gwen suggests Justin blackmail the judge to help Bonnie and Xander while she finds the evidence Justin will need against him. Justin leaves without agreeing to the plan. Gwen and Xander try to figure out how to prove the judge is on the take. Gwen has an idea.
In the squad room, Justin learns from Rafe that the judge restricted Bonnie’s visiting privileges for bad behavior.
Next on Days of Our Lives: Abigail questions Gwen’s story, and Ava and Philip team-up.
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<p><strong>On <em>Santa Barbara</em>:</strong> The Emmy winner was the ultimate good guy Cruz Castillo from 1984-92. <strong>Since <em>Santa Barbara</em>:</strong> Martinez has done tons of primetime and returned to soaps, most notably as Eduardo Hernandez on <em>Days of Our Lives.</em></p>
<p><strong>On <em>Santa Barbara</em>:</strong> The soap vet was the Capwell family’s movie-star matriarch, Sophia, from 1984-93. <strong>Since <em>Santa Barbara</em>:</strong> McConnell has appeared on everything from <em>Cougar Town</em> to <em>Criminal Minds.</em></p>
<p><strong>On <em>Santa Barbara</em>:</strong> The <em>Dynasty</em> alum succeeded Terry Lester as acerbic Mason Capwell from 1990-93. <strong>Since <em>Santa Barbara</em>:</strong> Thomson has gone from one soap (<em>Sunset Beach</em>) to another (<em>Days of Our Lives</em>) to another (<em>The Young and the Restless</em>).</p>
<p><strong>On <em>Santa Barbara</em>:</strong> The Emmy winner was Julia Wainwright, legal eagle and yin to Mason’s yang, from 1985-93. <strong>Since <em>Santa Barbara</em>:</strong> In 1996, Grahn began a long and successful run as another attorney, Alexis Davis, on <em>General Hospital.</em></p>
<p><strong>On <em>Santa Barbara</em>:</strong> He won two of his six Emmys for playing sly fox D.A. Keith Timmons from 1986-88. <strong>Since <em>Santa Barbara</em>:</strong> Deas, who’s wed to his former <em>As the World Turns</em> leading lady Margaret Colin, picked up three more statuettes for his star turn as Buzz Cooper on <em>Guiding Light</em>.</p>
<p><strong>On <em>Santa Barbara</em>:</strong> The future movie star was Sophia’s daughter, romantic heroine Kelly Capwell, from 1984-88. <strong>Since <em>Santa Barbara</em>:</strong> The ex-Mrs. Sean Penn won a Golden Globe for <em>House of Cards</em> and has starred in such features as <em>The Princess Bride</em>, <em>Forrest Gump</em> and <em>Wonder Woman.</em></p>
<p><strong>On <em>Santa Barbara</em>:</strong> She was ex-hooker Celeste DiNapoli from 1988-89. <strong>Since <em>Santa Barbara</em>:</strong> Coleman, once married to on-screen love interest Vincent Irizarry (Scott), joined <em>The Young and the Restless</em> (as Hope Newman) and later Guiding Light (as Annie Dutton) before producing and starring in the web soap <em>River Ridge.</em></p>
<p><strong>On<em> Santa Barbara</em>:</strong> The soap legend was Augusta, the incorrigible matriarch of the Lockridge clan, from 1984-91.<strong> Since <em>Santa Barbara</em>:</strong> The showbiz survivor has stolen pretty much every scene she’s been in — and made herself unrecastable in the process— as <em>Days of Our Lives</em> villainess Vivian Alamain.</p>
<p><strong>On <em>Santa Barbara</em>:</strong> He was Lionel Lockridge, Augusta’s better half — and Sophia’s lost love — from 1984-93. <strong>Since <em>Santa Barbara</em>:</strong> When not doing episodic television, the soap-hopper was playing the mayor on the web soap <em>The Bay.</em></p>
<p><strong>On <em>Santa Barbara</em>:</strong> The daytime MVP was scheme queen Gina Timmons from 1985-93. <strong>Since <em>Santa Barbara</em>:</strong> Mattson has done four more soaps and returned to <em>General Hospital</em>, where she first played madwoman Heather Webber back in 1980.</p>
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