On today’s Days of our Lives, Sloan Petersen put forth considerable effort to smear her most ardent detractors.
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In addition, good mates Xander (Paul Telfer) and Chloe (Nadia Bjorlin) decided to move in together, Jada (Elia Cantu) feared that there was more to her sister’s story than meets the eye, and Alex (Robert Scott Wilson) explained to Chanel (Raven Bowens) why he’s not up for sex games. Now, let’s dig a little deeper into what exactly happened.
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After debating with Eric (Greg Vaughan) what she can do about the case being compiled against her by the Salem PD — hiring a private investigator or throwing some sort of monkey wrench into said investigation seems her most likely options — Sloan (Jessica Serfaty) took her leave in order to give her lover time alone with his brother.
Outside the Brady Pub, Sloan chanced upon “Shady Mistletoe” *ahem* make that Lady Whistleblower and offered up some dirt for his next column. The potential headline? Oh, something about the Police Commissioner and his “favorite detective.”
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Leo (Greg Rikaart) was…not sold. People want to read about trainwrecks like Sloan, he argued, not the embodiment of Captain America.
But Sloan had a further spin on the story. Imagine “Captain America high on drugs, macking on his lead detective.” Still, Leo wasn’t sold, not once he learned that the detective Rafe (Galen Gering) was macking on was Jada and not Shawn Brady (Brandon Beemer). “Who cares about a little tongue between co-workers?”
Mayor Abe Carver (James Reynolds) would care, pointed out Sloan, especially since such an act flies in the face of his anti-fraternization policy — which Leo had assumed meant the cops couldn’t join the local Elk Club!
Sloan suggested that were Leo to print the story, he could actively campaign for Abe to enforce his own policy against “one of his greatest political allies and a close friend.” And in doing so, Leo could metaphorically blow up both the Mayor’s office and the Salem P.D. — or, as Leo not so succinctly put it, he could be “Dustin Hoffman and Robert Redford put together.” Also, he’d be feared.
But would his column really be enough to throw the investigation into the tainted biscuits off track? Sloan’s not sure. However, she’s willing to give it a try if Leo’s game.
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Back inside the pub, Brady (Eric Martsolf) got an update from Eric. Yes, he and Sloan are still a thing. Yes, everybody still hates her. With that out of the way, the conversation turned towards Brady’s hopeless romantic situation and the competitor that he may have for Chloe’s affection: Xander!
Eric assured Brady that he was getting himself worked up for no good reason. “Chole’s smart. She’ll see through Xander’s act.”
Brady pointedly pointed out that Nicole (Arianne Zucker) hadn’t managed to do so, and that necessitated Eric to admit that when Nicole “succumbed” to Xander, she was saddled with an arrogant, self-absorbed, and neglectful husband, namely him.
Brady groused that their situations were more similar than Eric realized. He has not exactly been navigating the minefield that is his bad-seed daughter all that well. But Chloe is a smart cookie, and she won’t be letting Xander into her life in any meaningful way. Plus, “it’s not like they’re moving in together.” Except…that’s exactly what’s happening.
Having taken in the sight of Xander’s less than appealing accommodation — while on a mission to apologize for almost killing him with a dart — and listened to him preen that he’s now in a position to afford something far better and copping to needing to downsize, Chloe agreed to room hunt with him.
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Meanwhile, Jada was thrown for a loop by an inconsistency in her sister’s statement. Talia (Aketra Sevillian) had told Rafe that she went straight home after her dinner with Chanel, Paulina (Jackée Harry), and Abe (James Reynolds), but Jada knows that to be false because she remembers EVERYTHING about that particular night — owing to the fact that she and Rafe had earlier admitted their feelings for one another. Why would Talia lie?
Opposite this, Talia assured Colin (Jasper Newman) — her lover and Sloan’s brother — that no one had any idea that he’d put her up to drugging the biscuit dough.
But no sooner had Talia sworn that she’d covered her tracks and reaffirmed her commitment to taking down Chanel for the murder of Colin and Sloan’s mother than Jada called, wanting answers.
Talia spun a story about getting a headache and taking a walk while the medication she took kicked in, but Jada wasn’t in the least convinced, and Talia knew it. Further compounding the issue was Talia’s getting caught at the hotel by Xander and Chloe.
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Upon crossing paths with, and being catty to, Alex, Chanel attempted to conscript him into getting Sloan back into his bed and screwing a confession out of her.
Alex blanched, Chanel pried, and the truth about him hiring Marlena (Deidre Hall) as his therapist came tumbling out. But don’t call it “sex therapy with Allie’s grandmother.” It’s “therapy, therapy.” And as much as Alex would like to help Chanel and right the wrong, he did to her, taking Sloan to bed would cause him to end right back up where he started. All progress lost. Chanel understood and championed his bettering himself.
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