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Days of Our Lives Episode Recap, Cast List, and Spoilers for Thursday, September 7, 2023: Theresa Catches Alex's Eye
Spoilers for Days of Our Lives on Thursday, September 7, 2023: Victor’s Funeral brings loved ones together. A grieving Maggie pushes Sarah to tell Xander the truth. Philip attempts to reassure Kate. Sonny and Xander come to blows.
Days of Our Lives Episode Recap Thursday, September 7, 2023: Theresa Catches Alex's Eye
Theresa calls Brady and asks if he wants to go to the funeral together as a family. He tells her that they are co-parents but not a family. As he hangs up Belle and Shawn come into the apartment. Brady asks Shawn how he’s doing and he says that he’s doing better since he’s been talking to Marlena. Brady says that if there’s anybody who can help it’s Marlena. He gets a text from Theresa and is frustrated, saying she’ll never give up.
Belle asks what Theresa wants and Brady says she wants to get back together. Belle asks Brady what he said when Theresa said she wanted him back and he makes it clear that he will never get back together with her. He says that losing custody of Rachel has shown him that some women are irredeemable. Shawn can’t believe that he’s comparing Theresa to Kristen.
Brady admits that she’s not as bad as Kristen but says just give her time. Brady says that after everything he’s been through he deserves a nice, decent woman and Theresa doesn’t fit that description. Shawn agrees that Theresa is a handful and they all leave to go to the memorial.
Alex talks to Victor’s picture at the memorial and tells him how much he’ll be missed. Chelsea approaches and they introduce themselves. Alex apologizes for not recognizing Chelsea and they talk and get to know each other a little bit. Theresa comes into the memorial and she and Chelsea catch up. Chelsea introduces Theresa to Alex and he seems happy to hear that they’re not related.
Chelsea leaves to go see Maggie and Theresa stays and talks to Alex. She's surprised that Brady hasn’t told him how awful she is. She tells him that she’s actually a wonderful person with a very soft heart and she wishes Brady could see her that way. Alex asks if she’s hoping for a redo with Brady and she admits that she is but tells him that Brady wants nothing to do with her.
Alex tells her that the old him would have told her to fight for Brady, but that the new him would tell her that she should back off and take Brady at his word. Theresa says she thinks she likes the old him better. Alex admits that the old him was a lot of fun, but says it got him in a lot of trouble, Theresa tells him that she likes men that are a lot of trouble.
Kate looks at the newspaper announcement about Victor's funeral at the pub, and Philip comes in. He sits down, and Kate tries to guilt him, but he tells her that Brady has agreed to not press charges so there’s nothing to worry about. Kate says this is just like when he was 16 and would flash the dimples at her to get out of trouble. Philip smiles and Kate laughs, admitting that it still works.
She asks where he’s been all this time and he tells her that he went to see Lucas in Statesville. Kate is happy about that but says he couldn’t have been there the whole time. Philip admits that he also was with Chloe. He tells his mother that he had to come back for his father’s funeral. Kate tells him that despite all the issues that he and Victor had his father loved him very much.
Philip wants to leave to go to the memorial but Kate wants to ask him one more question. She wants to know if he went to see Chloe because he still loves her. Philip admits that she still loves her, but brings up the fact that she’s engaged to Xander. He tells Kate that it's time to go to the memorial, and she agrees but tells him that the conversation is not over.
Bonnie and Justin go into the parlor and Justin wonders how long it will take for him to not expect to see Victor sitting there. They joke about his insults and Sonny comes in and joins them before saying that Victor actually loved them all in his own weird curmudgeony way. They toast to Victor and Xander comes in and asks if they are celebrating Uncle Victor’s demise and tells them that he’s in.
Sonny angrily tells Xander that they’re not toasting Victor‘s demise, they’re toasting him. Xander says that’s what he meant and the men bicker back-and-forth. Sonny tell Xander he’s so glad that Sarah is with Rex, a good man, and having his child and not Xander's because he is a horror show. Bonnie says that’s not true. Xander asks what’s not true and Bonnie covers by saying that Xander is not the bad person that Sonny says that he is.
Sonny can’t believe that he’s she’s defending Xander after everything Xander did to her and after he helped cause Susan Banks' death. Sonny brings up Xander getting Leo involved and Xander says that’s Sonny’s actual problem with him because he wanted to jump Leo’s bones until he found out that he wasn’t actually reformed. Sonny gets upset, and they almost come to blows, but Justin steps in and tells them to knock it off.
Justin says that Victor wouldn’t want them fighting and Sonny asks if he’s sure about that because Victor loved a good family brawl. Bonnie steps in and says that Maggie hates family fighting and makes Xander and Sonny promise that they won’t do it anymore for Maggie's sake.
Maggie is in her room talking to a picture of Victor when Sarah comes in and asks how she’s doing. Sarah tells her that she’s sorry that Melissa couldn’t be there and Maggie tells her that she’s getting over a nasty bug but she gave her a video call. Maggie thanks Sarah for being there for her and they hug.
Sarah suggests a necklace for Maggie to wear to the memorial, and Maggie remembers that Victor gave it to her for their 10th anniversary. She talks about memories of him and says that she knows that someday they’ll be a comfort to her but for now all she feels is a longing to have him back. Sarah tells her that she’s not alone, she will always have her with her.
Sarah helps Maggie finish getting ready and asks if she’s ready to go downstairs. Maggie tells her not quite yet and tells her that it’s not too late to tell Xander the truth about the baby. Maggie tells her that it’s not right and it’s not fair to not let Xander know that he’s the father of the baby. Sarah tells her that they’ve been over this and no good comes from the secret getting out. Chelsea comes in and interrupts them, and Maggie greets her happily She says she understands why Bo and Hope couldn’t be there but she’s happy that Chelsea could come.
Maggie introduces Sarah and Chelsea and Sarah tells her that Ciara sent a beautiful flower arrangement. Chelsea says that she dearly loved their grandfather. Sarah gets a notification that it’s almost time to go and Maggie says she just needs a few more minutes and that she’ll meet them downstairs. After they leave Maggie looks at the picture of her and Victor and kisses it before heading out.
Chloe runs into Rex in the Square while they’re both out getting coffee. He congratulates her on her engagement to Xander and tells her that he’s happy for them. Chloe bets that's because it keeps Xander away from Sarah and the baby she’s carrying. Rex tells her that he’s truly happy for her and Xander. Chloe admits that she was freaked out when she found out that Sarah was pregnant and she’s happy the baby is Rex's because Xander being that father would have ended her engagement before it started.
Rex admits that Xander and Chloe being together is a good thing for him and Sarah, but asks Chloe how she felt when Philip showed up. Chloe says that she was surprised that he was alive and surprised to hear about all the things he had done, but she’s happy that he got the help that he needed and hopes that they can someday be friends. They part, saying they will see each other at the memorial.
Victor's loved ones gather for his memorial. Theresa tries to sit next to Brady but she won’t let her so she sits next to Alex instead. Shawn and Belle are thrilled to see Chelsea and greet her happily. Shawn says it’s disappointing that Ciara couldn’t come and Chelsea says that the doctor said it wasn’t safe for her to fly this late in her pregnancy.
Everyone takes their seats and Justin starts the memorial. He said that Victor wanted a small informal memorial and he wanted to be entered in the Kiriakis mausoleum next to Isabella. He says that anyone who wants to offer a remembrance of Victor is welcome to. Chelsea, Justin, Brady, Sonny, Philip, and Xander all speak about Victor.
Xander says that he and Victor were cut from similar cloth and that Victor fiercely loved his wife and children. He says that he intends to emulate him in that if God ever gives him children. Rex and Sarah share a look. After Philip breaks down while remembering his father Belle hugs him and leads him back to his seat as Shawn looks on jealously. Belle ask Shawn if he wants to say anything, but he says there’s no point. Justin closes the service by reading the poem Crossing the Bar by Tennyson, one of Victor’s favorites. A montage of Victor over the years plays.
Brady and Alex are in the Square picking up food when Theresa approaches them. Brady asks if she followed him and Theresa tells him that Maggie told her he was getting food and she thought she could help and besides she’s really hungry. Brady tells her to get something to eat at the Pub. Alex tries to intercede and Brady tells him to stay out of it. Theresa thanks Alex for trying and says she’d like to get to know him better. She asks if he’d like to have dinner that weekend. Brady says he thought she was going back to California but she says she decided to stick around a little while longer. She tells Alex to let her know about dinner before walking away.
Chelsea and Belle say goodbye outside of the pub and Belle says that they’re going to try to plan a visit so they can get to know baby Isaac. Chelsea is thrilled by that and wonders where Shawn is. Belle says he went inside to pack her lunch but notices that he’s been gone a while. Inside the pub, Shawn grabs a bottle of alcohol and takes a long drink from it.
Rex tells Sarah they should get going from the memorial because Maggie is probably wondering where she is. Chloe tells Xander that they should go too. As Rex and Sarah walk away, Sarah suddenly grabs her stomach in pain. Rex and Xander ask if she’s OK and she says her water just broke.
At the house after the memorial, Kate tells Maggie that out of all of Victor's wives, she brought out the best in him. She adds that Maggie was his perfect match. Vivian walks in and says that is most assuredly a matter of opinion.
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Contract and recurring cast appearing in this episode: Brandon Beemer (Shawn), Nadia Bjorlin (Chloe), Lindsey Godfrey (Sarah), Lauren Koslow (Kate), Martha Madison (Belle), Eric Martsolf (Brady), Suzanne Rogers (Maggie), Paul Telfer (Xander), Robert Scott Wilson (Alex), Arianne Zucker (Nicole)*, John Aniston (Victor)*, Judi Evans (Bonnie), Wally Kurth (Justin), John-Paul Lavoisier (Phillip), Jen Lilley (Theresa), Kyle Lowder (Rex), Peggy McCay (Caroline)*, Rachel Melvin (Chelsea), Peter Reckell (Bo)*, Louise Sorel (Vivian), and Zach Tinker (Sonny).
Brandon Beemer is our Performer of the Week!
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