The Days of Our Lives recap for May 18-22, 2020, features a whole host of Salemites realizing that they should have left well enough alone.
Days of Our Lives Recap Highlights
Every action that we undertake has consequences. And the worst is the unintended kind. If Xander (Paul Telfer) and Victor (John Aniston) hadn’t been so gung-ho about “saving” Maggie (Suzanne Rogers) from a drunk driving and murder charge, she would have been proven innocent of all the crimes.
Orpheus (George DelHoyo) and Evan (Brock Kelly) would have been imprisoned, Will (Chandler Massey) would not have been framed for a crime that he didn’t commit, and justice would have been served.
And Maggie wouldn’t have become so distraught that she felt her only recourse was suicide. Sure, Christian fessed up, Zoe (Alyshia Ochse) broke attorney-client privilege and the truth was outed…but it was far too late. The damage was done.
Learn From Past Mistakes
Then there’s poor, gullible Gabi (Camila Banus). She was so desperate to prove that Jake (Brandon Barash) was her beloved Stefan that she blindly trusted Rolf (William Rolf) when he said he’d hand over his magic memory-restoring elixir. Maybe the man blatantly stating that he didn’t like her should have been a sign that perhaps his claim wasn’t on the up and up.
Now, as a result of her blind faith, Gabi’s given her accuser the exact ammunition that they needed to pen Abigail’s (Kate Mansi) drugging on her.
Follow The Rules
And finally, we have Marlena (Deidre Hall). Her decision to form her own, “second rate Avengers team,” with Steven “Patch” Johnson subbing in for Mr. Jackson in the role of Nick Fury (HA! Say what you will about Orpheus, but the man is funny), has resulted in her husband’s captor upping the ransom – and getting really ticked off.
Maggie: “You arranged it so [Brady and Kristen] believed their child was dead…you buried two children of your own. I buried Daniel.” Maggie also buried Janice Barnes, the daughter she and Mickey fostered for a number of years (and who returned to Salem to take care of Maggie during a recurrence of her Myasthenia Gravis).
Orpheus: “Since I know that you and John are wealthy people, I figure $10 million would be enough to provide my grandson with the kind of life he deserves.” To quote an incredulous Doc, “$10 million dollars?!”
How in the world do they have that kind of cash? Are we to assume that the ISA pays John that well? Or are we to believe that John maintained control of Alamain Industries (which he wrestled away from Vivian and Lawrence) and the hefty trust fund allocated to Forrest Alamain – the man he was assumed to be for a good chunk of the early 90s?
Eric: “You would never stab Victor. You’re just not…” Nicole: “You can’t even finish that sentence can you? Because you know I tried to kill Victor.” Well, technically Nicole never tried to kill Victor. She hired both Larry Welch and Jan Spears to do it for her. And Jan seemingly succeeded – electrocuting the old man while he soaked in a bath – but he survived and wound up on Melaswen.
Victor: “I do love you Brady…let me prove it to you. Ask me anything. Anything you want, I’ll do it. Anything.” But rather than ask for Victor to drop the charges against Kristen, he asks for Xander to be fired…maybe revenge is more important to him than his girlfriend and their baby?
Orpheus: “Losing my wife at your hands was bad enough…” “I’ve waited my whole life to destroy you, John Black.” For the last time…can somebody, ANYBODY explain to Orpheus (better yet, explain it to the writers) that John did NOT do anything to Orpheus’s precious Rebecca?
That. Was. ROMAN! Orpheus didn’t even know that John Black existed until the 2000s. His beef was with ROMAN. The minute he realized that John Black (whom he tangled with back in 1986) was not ROMAN (as he initially suspected) he should have directed his ire to the correct target…which was ROMAN! Days of Our Lives airs weekdays on NBC. Check your local listings for airtimes.