Days of Our Lives Recap: Rafe and Jada step into a close moment between Eric and Nicole

At night, Johnny sits on the Horton Square bench with a cup of coffee to go. Someone’s drops change there in passing. Chanel sees and exclaims, “Oh my God, Johnny. Are you homeless?!” She swears to work things out with Allie so he has a place to stay. He assures her that he’s not homeless. In fact, he gets two offers – one d ‘EJ and one from Ava. He states that he doesn’t want to go back to the mansion unless Ava does. Chanel points out that Ava didn’t take the opportunity to sleep with him when she had the chance, so maybe he already has his answer about it.

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Will stops by Allie to tell her that he is going back to Los Angeles. He is convinced that his marriage can withstand the long distance. Allie wishes to have his trust. When he questions her, she informs him of the argument with Chanel over Johnny. He thinks she looks insecure. Being new to bisexuality, Allie admits she’s afraid Chanel wants something she can’t give her. Will reminds her that Chanel chose her. Allie is just confused. Will asks if she’s the one missing.

Allie admits that she sometimes thinks of Tripp, but she loves Chanel and wants her to make her happy and satisfied, which is why she considers Alex’s threesome proposal. Allie knows Chanel is interested and she doesn’t want her to miss out. It would be something they could do together, and Chanel could also be with a guy. She asks if he and Sonny ever had a threesome. Will doesn’t want to talk about it without her husband. However, it should be something she wants, and not just for Chanel. He leaves to take his flight.

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Chanel returns to the apartment and tells Allie that she ran into Johnny. Allie’s face hardens as Chanel talks about Johnny and Ava. Chanel asks what she thinks. Allie drinks a glass of wine and declares that they should have a threesome with Alex. Chanel’s eyes widen.

In the DiMera mansion, EJ pours himself a drink. He checks his phone, which shows a text message sent to Ava that says, “Have you considered my offer? He impatiently sends a follow-up text. Stefan walks in and EJ tells him about his offer for Johnny and Ava to move in. He needs them around to massage their votes so they can kick Gabi’s ass out of the CEO’s chair. He adds: “A very perfect and sexy ass, hmm?”

Stefan agrees that Gabi is beautiful, but he’s almost repulsed by her. EJ asks, if he’s so disgusted by her, why is he still wearing her wedding ring? Stephane doesn’t know. It was just when he was resurrected. EJ points out that the general consensus was that he and Gabi were madly in love before his “death.” Stefan says the only opinion that matters is his and he wants nothing to do with it. If that’s really the case, EJ suggests he take it down.

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At DiMera Enterprises, Ava snatches Gabi's phone from her hands

In Gabi’s office, Ava ignores her phone as she works. Gabi wonders who she’s blowing up. Ava tells her that EJ wants her back. Gabi screams that she can’t trust this psychopath and picks up the phone to answer for her. Ava grabs her phone. She will make her own decisions. Gabi makes another impassioned argument not to return to the mansion, but when she learns that Johnny has also been invited, she orders Ava to go back, now.

When Ava insists that she and Johnny are wrong for each other, Gabi suggests that she is more interested in the sins of the father. Ava accuses her of projecting her frustration onto Stefan. Gabi spits that her situation isn’t even close to Ava’s with Johnny. Gabi knows that Rolf must have done something to Stefan. Ava wonders why it’s so important since she’s engaged to Li. Gabi loves Li, but it’s about closure. Right now though, she needs to know if Ava is moving into the mansion or not.

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Later, Ava sees Johnny on the way back to the Salem Inn. He tells her that he is going back to the mansion. A friend of hers gave her some good advice to weigh her options. Ava also received advice that helped her decide. He asks: “And?

Back at DiMera, Gabi yells for someone on the phone to find Rolf. She hangs up saying she’ll find out what Rolf did to Stefan, who walks in. With a serious expression, he places his ring on his desk. He doesn’t want any more reminders of her or their wedding. She takes the group, frowning.

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Stefan puts his ring on Gabi's desk.  She crosses her arms and looks at him

At the mansion, EJ tells someone on the phone how grateful he is. It’s exactly what he needed. It rings the doorbell. EJ opens it to Johnny. He’s happy to see him and asks about Ava, who walks into the doorway with a smirk.

While Jada is working at the police station, Rafe tells her it’s time to quit. Besides, she has plans tonight with him. It’s more like a reward for getting two felons off the streets. Unless she has plans with Eric. She notes he’s working and Rafe suggests they surprise Eric and Nicole with dinner.

Eric talks to Roman on the phone at Basic Black. He hangs up dazed, as Nicole enters. He informs Nicole of the situation with Marlena, Kate and Kayla. She tells him to go to his mother. It’s where he wants to be, but it’s best if Marlena rests. Nicole just knows there’s a cure around the corner. She also knows that her ability to comfort people and give strength is a great help to her family. With tears in his eyes, he hugs her, as Rafe and Jada enter with takeout.

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At Basic Black, Nicole stands next to Eric, who uses his hands to talk to wide-eyed Rafe and Jada.

Eric and Nicole separate. They explain that Nicole was comforting him about Marlena. Jada asks what’s wrong with her mother, but Eric can’t talk about it right now. Nicole just helped him control his emotions. Jada’s eyes widen as she nods. Eric has no appetite and wants to go home. Jada offers to go with her and they leave. Alone, Rafe and Nicole eat Chinese food at the conference table. He kisses her and notices that it was on this table that it all started.

In his room above the Pub, Eric begins to explain to Jada what just happened. Jada is happy that Nicole was able to comfort him, but she would like to be that person. She is there for him. He knows it. They kiss, which becomes passionate and they fall back on the bed.

Next on days of our lives: Stephanie and Chad bond over a drink, and Sloan goes to see Paulina.

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