Days of Our Lives Monday, December 4, 2017 Slow show today. Opening scenes mostly repeats of Friday’s closing scenes Steve comes to see Kayla, he has talked to Tripp who is upset about Kate. Now they talk of Tripp’s donation, Kayla told no one but Kate, Steve told no one, so what is going on? Steve doesn’t trust Kate, something else is up, he is going to talk to Tripp again. He does call Tripp, who flashes back to Kate blackmailing him, but puts Steve off til tomorrow to talk. In the square, Ciara arrives on the motorcycle, and immediately lights into Claire about cheating on Theo with Tripp. Claire denies, mentions the candle vigil. Ciara is feisty, and really is laying it into Claire, brings up the letter Claire took, Ciara saying that things might have been different if Theo had read it. Claire says he did, but Ciara notes – not til after you got your hooks into him. Well, Ciara cares about Theo, too, and she is going to pay Claire back for what she did. She puts the helmet back on, gets on the bike and we hear the motor as she takes off. Tripp & Claire comment how Ciara is very different from when she left. Kate is talking to Stefano’s portrait again, bemoaning Theo’s condition and it being all her fault. Lucas arrives, asks what did she do. Kate evades, tho tells him of Theo being shot, in coma, claiming Theo worked for DiMera, she is head of it, therefore if something happened to him, tis on her watch. Lucas is a bit disbelieving, but they soon get into her wanting him to stop drinking, go to rehab. Nope, he doesn’t want to, and though Will is alive, for which Lucas is thankful, he doesn’t know who Lucas is at all, doesn’t remember him. Lucas doesn’t want to stop drinking, as when he gets enough, it erases the pain, he doesn’t care what happens to him. He is tired of people trying to stop him, and leaves, Kate crying out after him, imploring him, she loves him, etc. Hope is at the Pub, looking at her now ringless finger, in comes Shawn & Belle. Smiles, hugs, happiness. They mention Ciara changing, they were looking for her, she became withdrawn, something bothering her. They will tell her all about what went on with Ciara in Hong Kong a bit later, they will be back. After they are gone, now Ciara arrives! More smiles, hugs, etc. but Hope is rather taken aback. Where did you get that helmet? In the garage, same place I got the motorcycle. Hope is appalled, but Ciara misses her dad, feels closer to him. Hope asks when she learned to ride, Ciara evades, is not hard, used to watch dad. Fine says her mom, let’s see your license. Uh, oh, no, she doesn’t have one. Hope demands the keys, Ciara angrily gives them to her, storms out. Hope mutters she is only trying to keep her safe. Tripp & Claire are back at the apartment, have pizza, Tripp gets a call from his dad who wants to see him. Tripp puts him off, saying he has to take care of Claire. When he hangs up, Claire tells him she doesn’t want him to feel he has to take care of her. He points out how it proves she is not spoiled and selfish (as Ciara called her) she thinks of others. You are the best, replies Claire, hug. Knocking at door. Hey, there is Shawn & Belle, Claire so happy to see her parents, More hugs. She introduces Tripp, who leaves them to catch up. Shawn says they were looking for Ciara, Claire replies she did see her earlier in the square, things did not go well. Sami & Rafe kissing on the sofa, backing off, both feeling sorry for the other, more kissing, clothes being shedded, fall on the bed, fade out, return to “afterglow”. Amazing says Sami, you were always the best. Amazing how easy to fall into old habits. They obviously have enjoyed the romp, no regrets, but Sami is telling Rafe he needs to go talk to Hope, but not tonight. Stay here, we can be platonic, shower, clean clothes, and go see her tomorrow. They settle down into bed, turn out the light, she is on his chest, his arm around her, off to slumberland.