Days of Our Lives spoilers for this week promised big drama and the NBC soap did not disappoint. The most recent episode featured gut-wrenching heartbreak as Nicole Walker (Arianne Zucker) caved to pressure from Brady Black (Eric Martsolf) to break his brother’s heart. Nicole trudged unwillingly over to Eric Brady’s (Greg Vaughan) farmhouse to break the bad news.
Brady forces Nicole to be cruel
The DOOL recap for October 17, 2017 reveals that Brady demanded Nicole break Eric’s heart without telling her she’d been pressured to do so. It’s either that or be sent to Statesville for murdering Deimos Kiriakis (Vincent Irizarry). With no choice but to shun Eric’s love or lose her daughter and life as she knows it, Nicole brutalized Eric and told him it was just sex.
While Eric agonized and told her he loved her, Nicole cried and accepted one kiss but then insisted she couldn’t do this. Nicole stayed true to her word to Brady and never revealed she was doing his bidding. Nicole told Eric she’s leaving town with her daughter and it’s over.
Bonnie forces Victor’s hand
In addition to Nicole breaking things off with Brady, Bonnie Lockhart (Judi Evans) is also using Deimos’ murder to get what she wants. Now that she knows Victor Kiriakis (John Aniston) tried to use Xander Cook (Paul Telfer) to kill Deimos, she’s got leverage to use against the patriarch. Under Bonnie’s marching orders, Victor told Maggie Horton (Suzanne Rogers) that they’re done.
While Justin Kiriakis (Wally Kurth) watched in shock, Victor told Maggie he needed a quickie divorce to marry Bonnie because they’re in love. Justin isn’t buying it and vowed to get to the bottom of it. Unlike Eric’s shirt-rending grief, Maggie took news of her impending divorce on the chin and told Victor to get a new lawyer for his pre-nup then walked out full of sass and not looking back.
Grieving parents discuss possibilities
On today’s Days of Our Lives, when Sami Brady (Alison Sweeney) talked graveside with her ex Lucas Horton (Bryan Dattilo), they opened up old wounds and their hearts were broken all over again. We got to see Will Horton (Chandler Massey) on the morgue slab while his parents agonized over losing him. There was hard talk about them being poor parents and a new resolve emerged.
Despite facing more grief if they allow themselves to hope, Sami and Lucas decided they have to pursue the lead from Ben Weston (Robert Scott Wilson) that Will isn’t dead. It’s all down to whether or not Dr. Rolf revived their son. And if he did, where is Will and what has he been up to? Sami and Lucas faced up to the fact that they can’t live with themselves if they don’t investigate, but both are suffering.
Paul in anguish over Sonny’s past
It’s a bad day when you have to tell your fiancé that you tried to dig up his dead husband, but that’s what Paul Narita (Christopher Sean) faced on today’s Days of Our Lives. Sonny Kiriakis (Freddie Smith) was stunned to hear that Paul took a shovel and his dad John Black (Drake Hogestyn) out to Will’s grave to settle this resurrection matter once and for all. Sonny was outraged.
In turn, Paul was crushed because he thinks there’s no way that Will is alive and wants to move on with their lives. Clearly, Sonny cannot do that. After a spat, but not a full-blown fight, Paul said he was going to leave Sonny for the night since he knew his mind was on Will and not him. Even the rumor of Will being back from the dead has fractured them.
It was a sad, sad day on DOOL and there’s more to come. Visit Soap Dirt often for the latest Days of Our Lives spoilers, news, and gossip.