Days of Our Lives recap: Rolf grabs Johnny and Wendy and stabs them with a syringe

Brady arrives at work and notices that Nicole is wearing the same clothes as yesterday. She admits she stayed there last night because she told Rafe she wanted to be with Eric. But also, Jada is pregnant. She took off after finding out and hasn’t spoken to Eric since. Brady suggests she call him, but Nicole knows he will do the right thing and stay with Jada.

At the Pub, Eric looks at Jada’s number on his phone, as Rafe approaches. He drops Nicole’s laptop on Eric’s table. He thought she would need it for work. Eric tells her that Nicole isn’t there and apologizes to Rafe. He doesn’t want to hear it, but wonders why Nicole didn’t stay there last night. Eric tells her that Jada is pregnant.

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Rafe demands to know Eric’s intentions, as Jada enters. She’s just there to collect her things. Rafe asks if she needs any help as she shouldn’t be lifting heavy boxes. Jada takes it out on Eric for talking to his boss his body. She screams that he can have Nicole because she never wants to have anything to do with him again. Eric points out that it’s not just her anymore, so they’re in this together. Rafe lets them.

Eric states that he will support Jada no matter what she decides to do. Her body, her choice. Jada is surprised to hear him say that. Eric points out that he left the priesthood twice, so he can’t make any dogmatic demands. However, he always wanted a child. So if she decides to have the baby, she can count on his support – financially and in any other way she wants. Where does that leave him and Nicole, she asks.

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Back at Basic Black, Nicole tells Brady that she can’t ask Eric to turn his back on the one thing he’s wanted all his life. Brady notes that Eric wanted his all his life. He declares that she and Eric deserve happiness. He hopes they will find it together. She thanks him for being the best friend one could ask for. Rafe enters as they embrace. He throws Nicole’s laptop on his desk and makes sarcastic remarks about her leaving Eric. She explains that Brady was just a friend. Rafe laughs. Knowing her, she should keep her options open. “Never come crawling back to me.”

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At DiMera’s, Gabi and Stefan share a charged moment as they declare how much they hate each other. Chloe enters, and a shocked Gabi learns that Li has given her a promotion. Stefan suggests that if Li didn’t tell him, maybe he’s keeping secrets. Gabi gets her wedding invitation proofs and shows them. Stefan notices that her wedding date is New Year’s Eve. When she asks if that bothers him, he replies that he thought she would need more time to plan. Also, she just told him she loved him. Also, too, it’s an important day for him because it’s the first day he sets foot in Salem. Gabi remembers it too well. As they bicker, Chloe interrupts them to point out that they’ve both moved on. Gabi is speechless and asks if Stefan left with Chloe. After they confirm, Gabi rushes off.

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Stefan assures Chloe that he feels nothing but contempt when he looks at Gabi. Chloe asks if he’s sure. Stefan proclaims that she is the only woman for him and kisses her passionately.

In Jakarta, Wendy confesses to Johnny that she is nervous. He removes his hand from her hip and apologizes for making her feel uncomfortable. She insists it’s not him, it’s about confronting Rolf. He assures her that he has her back and searches for the microphone under his shirt. He stands near and asks what does it feel like. She closes her eyes and says it feels good.

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After learning that she is in Jakarta, Li calls her sister’s phone. He leaves an urgent message for Jing-Wen, alias Wendy, to call him. Then he leaves a message for Rolf so that he won’t tell her anything if she contacts him. Kristen walks over and asks if there is a problem. He shares his suspicions about Jing-Wen. Kristen suggests that he put his sister on the line before she finds out what he did to Stefan. Li reminds her that she followed her plan, but she knows that no one expects better from her.

Gabi walks up and Li lies that Kristen was asking to get her job back. However, he cannot help it. Kristen leaves, Gabi asks if Li is lying to her. He told her he could help her get Gabi Chic back, but how can he do that if he can’t even get his job back from Kristen? Li explains that she and Kristen are two different situations. She abruptly changes the subject and asks if he has found his sister. He says Jing-Weng is skipping school. Gabi wonders why she would give up a job she was so excited to start.

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Wendy and Johnny approach a lab in an office building. After confirming their password, Johnny waits in the hallway to listen to it and record it. When Rolf opens the door, Wendy lies that Li sent her there to make sure he has everything he needs. She says Li is grateful to her for brainwashing Stefan. Rolf squints, saying he’s happy to help. Wendy walks past a device that creates a strong vibration in Johnny’s earpiece. Rolf hears this and checks the device that detects electromagnetic interference. Wendy tries to leave, but Rolf stops her and finds her yarn. Wendy uses the code word and Johnny bursts in. He finds Wendy passed out on the floor. As Johnny tends to Wendy, Rolf stabs him with a syringe. Johnny passes out.

Next on days of our lives: Steve and Kayla go undercover, and Justin worries about Bonnie.

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