The Days of Our Lives recap for Monday, September 17 features Marlena waking up and accusing her kids of trying to kill her… but later we learn that’s not Marlena at all!
Pulling the Plug
Belle (Martha Madison) told Marlena (Deidre Hall) she could let go, setting Sami (Alison Sweeney) off. As they fought, Marlena woke up, asking them to keep it down.
Kayla tried to kick everyone out but Marlena wanted to see her children… and then turned on them.
Sami apologized but Marlena asked John to make her leave. Outside, Sami told Rafe (Galen Gering) that Marlena wanted her out before she finished the job. Rafe then took her back to her cell.
John tried to get Belle to leave but Marlena said she could stay. Belle admitted to taking her off the ventilator.
Marlena then turned on Belle. Kayla and John ushered her out. John then yelled at Marlena — revealing that it was really Hattie! But, where’s Marlena?
Tripp (Lucas Adams) updated Shawn (Brandon Beemer) about Ben’s arrest, and Shawn seemed surprised. Shawn left to quiz his mom and Claire (Olivia Rose Keegan) returned. She told Tripp about saying goodbye to Marlena. Tripp tried to console her and promised to always be there for her.
Shawn arrived at the station and asked Hope (Kristian Alfonso) about Ben and let her know Ciara was there.
Ben (Robert Scott Wilson) asked Ciara (Victoria Konefal) if she believes her mother. He told her his theory of being set up. Hope burst in and tried to get Ciara to leave but Ben accused Hope of planting evidence. Hope denied it and Shawn backed her up.
Ciara took their side and walked out on Ben. Ciara told Hope to look her in the eye and tell her the truth. Hope swore on her life and an upset Ciara hugged her. Shawn went to speak with Ben, who realized Shawn believes him. Rafe also asked Hope if she planted the evidence.
Claire told Tripp the good news about her grandmother and she kissed him — just as Ciara came through the door.
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