Days of our Lives spoilers know Tripp Dalton (Lucas Adams) stands accused of Allie Horton’s (Lindsay Arnold) assault. However, both have drastically different accounts of that night in London. It’s hard to believe Tripp is capable of such a horrific crime. But there are skeletons in his closet that cast doubt on his claims of innocence. Here are five awful things Tripp’s done over the years on the NBC soap.
#1 Tripp Dalton Is A Petty Thief – Days of Our Lives Spoilers
We first met Tripp Dalton back in the Spring of 2017 after Steve Johnson (Stephen Nichols) learned he has a son with mob princess Ava Vitali (Tamara Braun). Steve and then-wife Kayla Brady (Mary Beth Evans) tracked Tripp down at a dive dinner in Arizona, a few years ago on Days of our Lives.
Steve learned his biological son had a rough childhood. His biological grandfather sold him off in black-market adoption. But, Tripp Dalton’s adoptive mother was great, as Days of our Lives viewers learned. However, after her death, his adoptive father abused Tripp mentally and physically.
So he ran away from home and was a drifter for many years. During this time, Tripp Dalton survived as a petty thief and shoplifter. Days of our Lives history also revealed he has a past peppered with violence and a criminal record for assault.
#2 He Tried to Kill his Stepmom Kayla – DOOL Spoilers
Tripp Dalton believed his stepmother Kayla murdered his mother, Ava Vitali, awhile back on Days of our Lives. So, Tripp pursued vigilante justice over his mother’s death. While shadowing Kayla at the hospital, he falsified records and changed doses to make it look like Kayla made near-fatal errors risking patients’ lives.
However, that plan backfired on Days of our Lives. Next, Tripp decided to go for the jugular and tried to kill Kayla. While holding a scalpel to her throat, he demanded her confession for his mother’s death, or he would kill her. Steve Johnson stepped in and saved Kayla.
Then, on Days of our Lives, Patch told Tripp Dalton that he killed Ava on ISA orders. This, of course, was a lie. Steve covered for his other son, Joey Johnson (James Lastovic), who smothered Ava to death. Luckily, Kayla survived on DOOL.
#3 Ben Weston Framed by Tripp on Days of our Lives
Tripp Dalton moved into the loft at Claire Brady’s (Isabel Durant) request after he donated his mob fortune to Salem University Hospital. He became close with Claire while both worked as servers at the cafe. He crushed on her, but she was madly in love with their roommate Theo Carver (Kyle Pettis).
Still, he had a crush on her, but Claire shot Tripp down on Days of our Lives. Then, Tripp started dating Ciara Brady (Victoria Konefal), also their roommate. Things with Ciara hit a snag when she invited reformed serial killer Ben Weston (Rober Scott Wilson) to live with them too.
Tripp then conspired with Claire to frame Ben for setting the fires at the cabin. When Ciara learned Tripp set up innocent Ben for a crime he didn’t commit — she dumped Tripp Dalton for good. That was one more bit of shady business Tripp was in, on Days of our Lives.
#4 Tripp Dalton Commits Immigration Fraud on DOOL
Tripp Dalton stepped up to help his cousin JJ Deveraux’s (Casey Moss) girlfriend, Haley Chen (Thia Megia), stay in the USA. That was after JJ’s father, Jack Deveraux (Mathew Ashford), outed her as an undocumented immigrant during his campaign for mayor of Salem on Days of our Lives.
His then-girlfriend, Claire was furious about it. Although she did her best to look supportive, she was devasted by the news that her boyfriend would fake-marry another woman. Tripp played the hero doing it on Days of our Lives by sacrificing three years to the illegal “green card marriage.”
He and Haley married and presented themselves as a real couple. Tripp Dalton brought his new “wife” into the loft he shared with Claire. They even had their immigration interview on Days of our Lives. In the end, it fell apart, but until then, he was committed to lying to the federal government (albeit for a good reason).
#5 Tripp Aides and Abets Fugitives on Days of our Lives
Tripp Dalton helped ex-wife Haley and JJ avoid capture from authorities when they tried to deport her. Remember, Tripp helped his cousin and former fake bride secure passports so they can slip north to Canda and start a new life together on Days of our Lives.
He lied and covered for his ex and cousin. Thankfully Haley’s mother, Melinda Trask (now Tina Huang), pulled a few strings with a Senator and put an end to it. But for a while there, Tripp Dalton was again on the wrong side of the law, although for an excellent reason.
So, although Tripp Dalton on the surface appears to be a good man, his history’s a problem. As Salem’s rocked by Allie’s claim, lines are drawn on the NBC sudser. Of course, his assault on Kayla casts him in a bad light – and she’s one of the first to doubt his innocence and believe Allie’s accusation. Did he do it?
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