Days of our Lives recap for Wednesday, February 1, 2023.
In today’s Days recap, Xander learns of Gwen’s sacrifice for him, and Chad pours his heart out to Stephanie.
In the last Days recap, Rolf’s deprogramming seemed to go terribly wrong, Xander signed divorce papers, and when Gwen visited him, he kissed her.
Gwen visits Xander at the no-tell-motel and he takes her in a searing kiss before asking her to take her top off.
He needs to see if she’s wearing a wire. She covers herself and sneers.
Xander talks about Leo’s visit and thinks she’s there to send him down the river for Trask.
Gwen slaps him across the face.
He should know by now that she’s the last person who would double-cross him.
She came to reassure him of that and she admits Jack gave her an ultimatum.
She could go to Rafe or Trask or risk him cutting her out of his life.
She chose Xander and Jack disowned her. He’s surprised.
She admits she still loves him and she knows he loves Sarah but she did it anyway.
He tells Gwen he signed divorce papers. She holds his hand. She’s sorry. He doubts that.
She admits she’s glad but doesn’t want him to be hurting.
Gwen says there’s still hope since the papers aren’t filed yet. Gwen can’t trust it won’t happen.
If it does, she’ll be left in the cold. Xander claims he doesn’t want to be with someone who is always moving the goalpost.
“I want a bad boy but you can’t be too bad. I love you but not enough…” he says.
Meanwhile, Gwen threw away a chance with her dad without a guarantee that they’d be together.
She did it because she has faith in him and doesn’t judge him. He wants to show her how that makes him feel. He kisses her.
He asks if she believes him after the passionate kiss. She does but she’s not used to things working out for her.
He says nothing does for him. Maybe it’s why they’re supposed to be together?
They fall to the bed, making out, well on their way to having sex.
Allie runs into Alex in the Square and sees the flowers. He tells her they’re for Steph.
Paulina dropped by and gave him hope that he might get Steph back.
Allie thinks it’ll work and she admits that she and Chanel are on a break.
Alex tells her to get Chanel back. He’s certain he can help but Allie says it’s between her and Chanel.
Chad visits Steph at the Johnson home and says he and Jack had a long talk.
He knows he told her he wasn’t ready to move on from Abigail but he wants to have a future with Stephanie.
She’s confused. He told her the opposite recently.
He realizes he’ll never get over Abigail, he’ll always love her and see her in his kids.
Jack said he can’t let that hold him back and if he does, it’ll never be the right time.
Stephanie’s pissed again, reminding him that he told her he wasn’t ready.
It’s why she gave in to Alex. It could have been them this whole time.
They kiss and Alex appears. He opens the door a crack and sees the two kissing and leaves.
Steph thinks she hears something. Chad’s glad Steph’s so receptive to him.
He decides he’ll give her space to mourn her mom and they can pick up.
Steph smiles and reminds him there’s never going to be a right time.
She kisses him and takes him to her room where they have sex.
After, she assumes his feelings must be all over.
They are but he’s where he wants to be.
Anna’s at the DIMera mansion writing a eulogy for Marlena’s memorial when Chloe appears to find Stefan.
She is going to break up with him, she tells Anna.
A call comes in from Vivian Alamain and Anna’s surprised to hear from her.
Why is she calling? Chloe takes the call and Vivian tells her Stefan claims to be in the secret room.
The women head down there.
In the secret room, Stefan says Gabi’s name and asks where they are and why he’s tied up.
Gabi yells at Rolf for screwing up. He defends his actions.
It’s not his fault he didn’t have access to better equipment. Gabs asks how he feels. Stefan feels like he loves Gabi with all his heart. Rolf worries he’s faking so Stefan urges Gabi to kiss him. She does. Chloe and Anna come bursting in. Gabi tells them what happened and Stefan realizes he loves both Chloe and Gabi.
At the Kiriakis mansion, Sarah and Bonnie talk about Marlena’s memorial.
Bonnie’s writing a eulogy and Sarah says she’s divorcing Xander.
Bonnie doesn’t believe that it’s over but Sarah walked in on him and Gwen.
They weren’t having sex but it looked bad. Bonnie sighs.
Xander swears nothing happened but Sarah says they are too incompatible.
The bad boy thing attracted her to him because it was fun and exciting. Now it’s scary and unsettling.
She can’t handle it. Once she signs the papers, it’s over. Bonnie grabs them. “When hell freezes over,” she says.
She runs around the room with Sarah following and then threatens to rip them up. She decides not to and Sarah signs the papers.
Alex goes back to Horton square and finds Allie. He lets her know it’s over.
He whines that he pushed the woman of his dreams into the arms of another.
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