The Days of our Lives recaps for July 25 – July 29, 2022, feature love and loss, fear and loathing, unholy experimentation, and so much more.
Days of our Lives Recaps: Monday, July 25
Kristen DiMera (Stacy Haiduk) strongarms Gabi Hernandez DiMera (Camila Banus) into making her an exec at Basic Black; she delights in breaking the news to Brady Black (Eric Martsolf) and Chloe Lane (Nadia Bjorlin)… Jake DiMera (Brandon Barash) proposes to Ava Vitali (Tamara Braun); she happily accepts.
Eric Brady (Greg Vaughan) and Jada Hunter (Elia Cantu) hit it off. The former interrupts thievery in progress at the Brady Pub. The perp makes a run for it and later corners Nicole Walker Hernandez (Arianne Zucker) in the park… Jada and Kayla Brady Johnson (Mary Beth Evans) get off on the wrong foot when the detective requests/demands Sarah Horton’s (Linsey Godfrey) medical files.
DAYS Recaps: Tuesday, July 26
Eric talks to Nicole’s armed assailant into letting her go. Rafe Hernandez (Galen Gering) finds Eric and Nicole together and suspects the worst… The gunman corners Jake and Ava as they exit a jewelry store; he demands Ava’s newly purchased engagement ring. When Jake puts up a fight, he’s shot at point-blank range.
Sarah Horton (Linsey Godfrey) finds Xander Cook (Paul Telfer) and Gwen Rizczech (Emily O’Brien) in an innocent embrace and hallucinates that Gwen is packing heat; she responds by threatening her rival with a letter opener.
When Chloe and Brady engage in outrageous PDA, Kristen makes a formal complaint to HR, naming Chloe the aggressor and Brady the aggrieved party… Sonny Kiriakis (Zach Tinker) accuses Gabi of poaching a lucrative business deal; she clears up the misunderstanding. Later, Sonny finds his older brother, Alexander Neil Kiriakis II (Robert Scott Wilson), has returned to town.
DOOL Recaps: Wednesday, July 27
Jada and Rafe arrive on the scene of Jake’s shooting. When the gunman makes a move to fire at Ava, Jada shoots him dead. Jake is rushed to University Hospital where he’s pronounced deceased.
Alex catches up with Sonny and Justin Kiriakis (Wally Kurth)…and makes quite the impression on Bonnie Lockhart Kiriakis (Judi Evans). Sonny’s putout when Alex hints he wants a job at Titan… Milo Harp, alias Orpheus (George DelHoyo) not so subtly threatens Steve Johnson’s (Stephen Nichols) children.
Days of our Lives Recaps: Thursday, July 28
Kate Roberts (Lauren Koslow) put Gabi on notice – EJ DiMera (Dan Feuerriegel) is gunning for her. Word of Jake’s death reaches the women. Gabi races to the hospital and learns that Ava and Jake were engaged, and ponders the might-be’s should the two have actually married.
Chanel Dupree (Raven Bowens) debates whether to choose Allie Horton (Lindsay Arnold) or Johnny DiMera (Carson Boatman)… Chad DiMera (Billy Flynn) relents and gives up his shares in DiMera Enterprises to EJ; he’s unprepared for EJ’s demand that he move out of the family manse. Cooler heads prevail, and EJ asks Chad to stay, but Chad decides that it’s better for him if he goes.
DOOL Recaps: Friday, July 29
Chad foists himself and his children upon Jack Deveraux (Matthew Ashford) and Jennifer Rose Horton Deveraux (Cady McClain). Sonny offers the trio lodging at Chez Kiriakis. Chad advises Sonny not to work with his brother.
Ava agrees to go along with Gabi’s scheme. EJ is chagrined to hear of Jake’s supposed marriage. Dr. Rolf (Richard Wharton) and Kristen abscond with Jake’s body… Chanel decides to try again with Allie.
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