The Days of our Lives recaps for December 26 – December 30, 2022, featured holiday cheers and jeers, a wedding that shouldn’t have been, and more.
Days of our Lives Recaps: Monday, December 26
Sarah Horton Cook (Linsey Godfrey) grows ever suspicious that Xander Cook (Paul Telfer) was the man who kidnaped Susan Banks (Stacy Haiduk) and Bonnie Lockhart Kiriakis (Judi Evans)… Justin Kiriakis (Wally Kurth) insists on suing Rednax for wrongful termination — much to Xander’s chagrin… Bonnie notices that Rednax is ‘Xander’ spelled backwards.
Victor Kiriakis (John Aniston) balks at Leo Starks’s (Greg Rikaart) presence in his home and insists that Sonny Kiriakis (Zach Tinker) rescind his invitation of shelter. Sonny refuses, then calls Victor’s bluff when he threatens to fire him as a result. Suitably impressed, Victor drops the matter…A gift-bearing Alexander Neil Kiriakis (Robert Scott Wilson) visits Stephanie Johnson (Abigail Klein). The two get passionate and decide to retire to the bedroom.
DAYS Recaps: Tuesday, December 27
Since neither of them is in possession of protection, Alex makes a beeline for a drugstore leaving Stephanie to await his return. Chad DiMera (Billy Flynn) calls on her and winds up breaking down. Alex returns and agrees that Chad should remain until his spirits are bolstered.
Gwen Rizczech (Emily O’Brien) spins a yarn about Xander making Rednax up to shield Sarah from learning that he was still jobless, but neither Justin nor Bonnie believe her. Gwen arranges a rendezvous with Xander to warn him of the development. Unbeknownst to the pair, Sarah follows Xander and becomes privy to his subterfuge; she dumps him on the spot.
Eli Grant (Lamon Archey) surprises Abe Carver (James Reynolds) and Paulina Price Carver (Jackée Harry). The grandparents happily reunite with Jules and Carver. The adult trio discusses Lani Price Grant (Sal Stowers), then set about celebrating the twins’ birthday…Will Horton (Chandler Massey) is aghast to find a shirtless Sonny and Leo in the same close quarters. Sonny insists that the scene is an innocent one. Will issues an ultimatum: either Leo goes, or he does. When Sonny refuses to make Leo leave, Will takes his.
DOOL Recaps: Wednesday, December 28
Kristen DiMera (Stacy Haiduk) calls on Li Shin (Remington Hoffman) on his and Gabi Hernandez’s (Camila Banus) wedding day; she’s less than thrilled to learn that Johnny DiMera (Carson Boatman) and Wendy Shin (Victoria Grace) know that Stefan O. DiMera (Brandon Barash) was conditioned to hate Gabi…Wendy and Johnny resolve to keep mum about the fact.
Gabi assures Rafe Hernandez (Galen Gering) that she’s happy with her decision to marry Li…In New York, Nancy Miller (Patrika Darbo) champions a reconciliation between Chloe Lane (Nadia Bjorlin) and Brady Black (Eric Martsolf)…Eric Brady (Greg Vaughan) and Brady agree to stage Rachel’s (Finley Rose Slater) kidnapping that night. To ensure that Kristen isn’t an impediment, Brady asks her to be his date to Gabi and Li’s wedding; Kristen happily accepts…Jada Hunter (Elia Cantu) agrees to accompany Rafe to the event.
Days of our Lives Recaps: Thursday, December 29
Dr. Wilhelm Rolf (Richard Wharton) reaches out to Li, but it’s Rafe who answers the call; Li is able to cover — just…Arianna Grace takes ill, and Wendy suggests postponing the ceremony much to Gabi’s chagrin; Sonny is conscripted to look after the ailing youth.
Gabi and Li are married…Rolf tries in vain to get ahold of Li. He has an important matter to discuss: turns out his memory-erasing serum can wear off…Gabi is suddenly overcome by flashbacks to her confrontation with Rolf during which he admitted to brainwashing Stefan on Kristen’s orders and that the plan was all Li’s idea!
DAYS Recaps: Friday, December 30
Rafe and Jada escort Li and Kristen to the stationhouse. The villains are forced to sweat it out before being released…Gabi extracts Stefan and Chloe’s location from Nicole Walker Hernandez (Arianne Zucker) and makes a mad dash for the airport… Eric absconds into the night with Rachel. Kristen is distraught when she cannot locate her daughter…EJ DiMera (Dan Feuerriegel) admits to Nicole that he was aware of Stefan’s predicament and kept mum.
As the old year gives way to the new, EJ and Nicole, and Johnny and Wendy lock lips…Gabi tracks Stefan and Chloe, burst into their hotel room and discovers them basking in the afterglow of their lovemaking.
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