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Days of our Lives Recaps: A Secret Unburied and A Prodigal Son Returns

Days of our Lives Weekly Recap

The Days of our Lives recaps for August 16 – August 20, 2021, feature a long buried family secret coming to light, worry over a missing mother, and so much more! Keep reading to see what happenings you missed in Salem last week.

Days of our Lives Recaps: Monday, August 16

Paulina Price (Jackée Harry) reluctantly welcomed her mother, Olivia Price, into her abode; the women argued over Paulina’s settling in Salem, her involvement with Abe Carver (James Reynolds), and her attempts to bond with Lani Grant (Sal Stowers). In the heat of the moment, Paulina lets slip that Lani is her daughter.

Theo Carver and Shawn Brady (Brandon Beemer) interrupted Ben Weston and Ciara Brady’s romantic rendezvous; Ciara (Victoria Konefal) reluctantly explained to Theo (Cameron Johnson) that her memory had returned and that she’d be staying with Ben; she returns the ring he used to propose to her. Theo and Shawn leave Ben (Robert Scott Wilson) and Ciara to their own devices; the reunited couple make love.

Xander Cook (Paul Telfer) surprised Jack Deveraux (Matthew Ashford) and Gwen Rizczech (Emily O’Brien) by “confessing” to his role in Dr. Clay Snyder’s (Michael Lowry) drug smuggling ring, and to his supposed blackmailing of Gwen to join in the endeavor. Jack evicts Xander from the Horton House; sometime later, Xander is cornered by Shawn and placed under arrest.

DAYS Recaps: Tuesday, August 17

Days of our Lives recaps show Paulina and Olivia (Marla Gibbs) reminisce over Lani’s conception and birth – she’s the product of Paulina’s liaison with an abusive man named Ray….Rafe Hernandez called on Nicole Walker Brady and found her mourning her marriage to Eric Brady (Greg Vaughan); he manages to convince her to rally….EJ DiMera informed Chad DiMera (Billy Flynn) that his marriage to Sami Brady DiMera (Alison Sweeney) was over.

Gabi Hernandez (Camila Banus) took great delight in stoking Ava Vitali’s (Tamara Braun) fear that something untoward is going on between Rafe (Galen Gering) and Nicole (Arianne Zucker)….When Allie Horton comes a-calling, EJ insists that he has no idea where Sami has gone….At Eli Grant’s (Lamon Archey) urging, Lani agreed to offer Paulina her forgiveness.

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DOOL Recaps: Wednesday, August 18

Johnny DiMera (Carson Boatman) surprised EJ (Dan Feuerriegel) with his sudden return to Salem. Father and son immediately fell out with one another when Johnny refused to consider joining the DiMera Enterprises fold, and EJ refused to fund Johnny’s cinematic venture; Johnny flees the mansion and makes Chanel Dupree’s (Raven Bowens) acquaintance.

Olivia managed to stymie Paulina’s attempt to come clean to Lani about her maternity – but only just….Allie (Lindsay Arnold) expressed her fears that some untoward fate has befallen Sami to Grandpa John Black (Drake Hogestyn) and Grandma Marlena Evans Black (Deidre Hall); she and Marlena then received a text message, purportedly from Sami, claiming to be fine, but unreachable for the foreseeable future.

Days of our Lives Recaps: Thursday, August 19

Allie is disturbed by a dream in which she, Tripp Johnson (Lucas Adams), and Chanel are sharing the same bed. She later luncheons with Chanel, and hears all about the man that Chanel spent the previous evening with; Allie is none the wiser that the man in question is Johnny, with whom she is happily reunited.

Claire Brady made a point of making amends with Theo; he winds up offering her a job working for him and JJ Deveraux in South Africa….In the spirit of honesty, Ben confessed to Ciara that he and Claire shared a kiss; Ciara is understanding, considering the circumstances….Chad refused EJ’s plea to convince Johnny to join them at DiMera Enterprises.

DOOL Recaps: Friday, August 20

Belle Brady (Martha Madison) hand-delivered divorce papers, signed by her brother, to Nicole. EJ interrupted the two women, and bitterly complained about his and Sami’s predicament; he thanked Nicole for her role in outing Sami’s adultery, then tried to convince her to sweet talk Johnny into working at DiMera….Ciara and Claire made peace….Claire makes her intention to exit Salem for Johannesburg known….Ben and Ciara exchanged vows during an impromptu ceremony overseen by Marlena and attended by their nearest and dearest – including Claire, who served as maid of honor.

Days of our Lives (DOOL) airs weekdays on NBC. Check your local listings for airtimes. For more about what’s coming up in Salem, check out all the latest that’s been posted on DAYS spoilers, and for an in-depth look at the show’s history, click here.

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