Days of Our Lives Friday, December 1, 2017 Accusations, excuses, pity parties as Sami sinks even deeper into the quagmire of life she created all on her own. Gabi & Eli are talking, with Eli blaming JJ for shooting Theo, only because Theo was black & wearing a hoodie. Gabi is defending JJ, but Eli is defining JJ as a racist, tho won’t go so far as to say he is a white supremacist. Gabi decides to leave before she says something she will regret, and storms off. Jennifer is with Hope, who eventually tells her about losing her job, breaking up with Rafe. Jen is relieved to know that Rafe convinced Abe to not fire JJ, and let Internal Affairs handle the case. Now the two talk at length over the breakup between Hope & Rafe with Jen getting Hope to realize the reason she did not want to get married was because she felt that if anything happened to Rafe, she just could not go thru that again (as she did with Bo). She loves Rafe, but is afraid of losing him. Jen convinces Hope to go tell that to Rafe, she needs to do so. Rafe is listening to Sami make all her excuses about loving her son, wanting to help him regain his memory, doing what she had to do, doesn’t know why everyone thinks she was wrong. Rafe finally gets her to tell him exactly what she did. She moans about her son now hating her. His expression is great, she babbles, he notes she broke about a million laws, she rants at him about turning her in to his commissioner fiance’. He has not intention of doing so, and Hope is no longer commissioner, nor his fiance’. Sami’s turn to get “the look”. Whatever they tell each other, is beside the point. She soon makes a drink, gives him one, they sit and chat a bit. Lani is with Abe, Theo gone for tests, tells him about the breakup with JJ. She is sad, but her focus is now on her father and Theo. Val comes in, Lani goes for a walk. Val wants to be there for Abe, feels she let Theo down during surgery, is so sorry. Nope, Abe doesn’t blame her one bit, knows she did her best, Theo was in good hands, he is glad she is there, needs her, loves her, she loves him, kiss. Gabi has gone to see JJ, bringing him a burger, only says she & Eli had a difference of opinion over something. JJ does his blaming himself thing, Gabi protests, talks how it was not his fault, he did what he was trained to do. Tears and hugs. Claire is with Tripp, bemoaning feeling so helpless, sitting around that hospital room with Abe, doing nothing. Tripp says maybe there is something she CAN do. Thus, Claire arranges and holds a candlelight vigil for Theo, with lots of family & friends. She makes a short speech, then Abe gives a longer one, telling of a determined to make friends Theo, deciding to run for student council; how Abe feared he would say or do something to turn off the kids, but Theo made posters, great speech, was elected 2 years in a row. Then Claire sings the song she wrote for Theo, everyone holding their candles waving them back and forth a bit as she sings, while playing her guitar. And back in Sami’s room, Sami almost kisses Rafe who has been holding her, but she draws back, apologizes, then goes on about how Hope will move on, but with her, once you have lost the love of your life……..oops, sorry, Rafe! But he gets it, understands, thinks eventually she will find someone again. Nope, that was it for her, (I do hate writing this, but she says it). No more men for her, she has her kids, her family & friends. And yes, their faces move closer together, short small kisses, big, more passionate ones.