Days of our Lives Recaps: Dilemmas, Deals, And The Devil

The Days of our Lives recap for September 27 – October 1, 2021, feature the literally Devil himself causing massive amounts of chaos, several metaphorical deals with the devil being made, and more.

Days of our Lives Recaps: Monday, September 27

With the Devil poised to suffocate Doug Williams (Bill Hayes), Marlena Evans Black (Deidre Hall) wrestles for control of her body. Eli Grant’s (Lamon Archey) intrusion brings a halt to the proceedings…Chanel Dupree (Raven Bowens) encouraged Johnny DiMera (Carson Boatman) to forgo including the possession storyline in his film.

In New Orleans, Ben Weston (Robert Scott Wilson) confided in Ciara Brady Weston (Victoria Konefal) his fear of passing on his, “bad genes,” to their child. Later, he dreams of a future where Little Bo has taken on the mantle of The Necktie Killer.

A panicked Doug attempts to make his fear of Marlena known to Eli…John Black (Drake Hogestyn) and Julie Williams (Susan Seaforth Hayes) pray together in the hospital chapel. Unbeknownst to the pair, their efforts exorcise the Devil from an eavesdropping Marlena.

DAYS Recaps: Tuesday, September 28

At Rafe Hernandez’s (Galen Gering) instigation, Gabi Hernandez DiMera (Camila Banus) issued Ava Vitali (Tamara Braun) an apology – insincere though it was…Brady Black (Eric Martsolf) grew skeptical of Jake DiMera’s (Brandon Barash) intentions where Titan is concerned; Jake and Gabi realize that Chloe Lane (Nadia Bjorlin) is Philip Kiriakis’s (Jay Kenneth Johnson) Achilles heel.

EJ DiMera (Dan Feuerriegel) informed a delighted Nicole Walker Brady (Arianne Zucker) that Xander Cook (Paul Telfer) will no be rejoining the Basic Black team. Afterward, EJ deduced that Nicole has feelings for Rafe; Nicole denied the charge; the exes flirt with one another outrageously.

Xander and Gwen Rizczech (Emily O’Brien) debate the best way to free him from his current predicament. When they learn that the judge presiding over Bonnie Lockhart’s (Judi Evans) case is the same corrupt justice doing EJ’s bidding, the couple suggests a partnership with Justin Kiriakis (Wally Kurth); Justin neither commits nor dismisses the idea outright.

DOOL Recaps: Wednesday, September 29

Jake reflected on his severed ties with the Vitali crime syndicate…Ava agreed to assist Philip in his effort to oust Gabi as the head of GabiChic – on the proviso that she be given the position afterward…Nicole accepts a dinner invitation extended by EJ – much to Brad Black’s (Eric Martsolf) chagrin.

Jack Deveraux (Matthew Ashford) revealed to Abigail that it was Gwen, and not Xander, who couriered Dr. Snyder’s (Michael Lowry) drugs; Abby opinioned that Gwen’s story just doesn’t add up…Gwen concocts a plan to entrap the judge while posing as an escort and barter her silence for Xander’s release.

Days of our Lives Recaps: Thursday, September 30

John let Johnny know that he and Marlena will not be investing in his film. An undeterred Johnny talks up the project to Abigail, then gages her interest in playing Marlena…Opposite Chanel, Allie Horton (Lindsay Arnold) waxed lyric about Tripp Dalton (Lucas Adams) – and admitted that she’s still not ready to return him, “I love you.”

EJ and Lucas Horton (Bryan Dattilo) exchange words at the Brady Pub; the latter makes a point of mentioning his contribution to Johnny’s project; Roman revealed his likewise benefaction, then attempted to impart some words of wisdom to EJ.

Marlena awakens from a nightmare; John comforts her…Philip encouraged Kate Roberts (Lauren Koslow) to reconnect with Roman…Doug insisted to John that Marlena tried to kill him…Marlena locates her recorder, and replays her session with Doug; the Devil corrupts the tape and begins to speak directly to Marlena.

DOOL Recaps: Friday, October 1

The Devil threatened to bring further harm to Doug unless Marlena surrendered herself to him; later, Marlena’s possessed form slinked into Doug’s hospital room and rendered Julie unconscious.

Ben and Ciara return to Salem. At Allie’s urging, they join her and Tripp for drinks. Ben and Ciara take Tripp and Allie into their respective confidences; Tripp can give Ben no concrete answer as to whether a child of his will inherit his particular psychosis; Allie encouraged a baby-minded Ciara to consider private adoption.

Chad DiMera (Billy Flynn) was flummoxed over Abigail’s desire to take Johnny up on his offer to headline his horror picture…Johnny serenaded Chanel outside Sweet Bits.

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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