Days of Our Lives (DOOL) spoilers recap for Wednesday, September 16, reveal that Philip Kiriakis (Jay Kenneth Johnson) walked into the CEO office at Titan and made himself at home. He found a present from Kate DiMera (Lauren Koslow) waiting for him, which was a CEO mug along with a card. Soon, Xander Kiriakis (Paul Telfer) arrived and he started griping about Philip taking over his office. Philip said that it was HIS office, and Xander blustered about.
Xander ended up breaking Philip’s mug from Kate, and the two men bickered a bit over who was going to get the office. Xander broke Philips new CEO mug in anger. Philip sat in the CEO chair and refused to move, and Xander promptly wheeled Philip right out of the room.
Afterwards, Xander realized that Philip had the key to the locked desk drawer. Xander sighed with discontent.
At Hope Brady’s (Kristian Alfonso) house, Belle Black (Martha Madison) told Claire Brady (Isabel Durant) that the person standing before them was Jan Spears (Heather Lindell). “You kidnapped my dad,” Claire said.
Belle was furious that Jan was there, and Jan said that she just wanted a chance to make up for what she had done after battling mental illness. That struck a chord with Claire. Belle threw Jan out.
Afterwards, Claire was upset as Belle said that Jan had purposely tried to bond over their shared mental health problems. Belle tried to explain that Jan was a master manipulator, but Claire got agitated, thinking that Jan should get the second chance that Ciara Brady (Victoria Konefal) had given her. Claire left, upset.
In town square, Philip ran into Jan, and he promptly got in her face and told her that she should get out of town, and that she needed to stay away from Belle. Jan shared that she had befriended Claire, and Philip got peeved.
Philip grabbed Jan forcibly and told her that he won’t call the authorities next time – he’ll take care of her permanently.
Xander walked up and overheard that last remark, then he approached Philip about needing the keys to his desk. Philip refused to return the keys and left, and then Xander met Jan. Jan thought that Xander should mind his own business, but Xander clearly had an angle and he formally introduced himself to her.
Philip headed over to Hope’s house, where he told Belle that he just saw Jan in town square. Belle shared that Jan had barged in and made friends with Claire. Philip said that he had put Jan on notice, and that he wouldn’t let Jan hurt her or Claire. Belle and Philip hugged.
At the hospital, Sami Brady (Alison Sweeney) arrived to see John Black (Drake Hogestyn) with a peace offering – a cactus. John was immediately angry with Sami and threw the plant across the room in anger.
Sami was stunned. John growled that Sami had a lot of nerve coming in here after what she said to him before his collapse, and John proceeded to berate Sami.
John ended up calling Sami the “b” word, then Sami started fighting back, yelling at John that she hoped he got another blood clot. Marlena Evans (Deidre Hall) walked in to hear Sami’s remark, and she angrily ushered Sami out of the room.
Out near the nurses’ station, Sami told Marlena what John said, and Marlena was stunned, saying that it didn’t sound like John.
Marlena went back in with John, and John admitted that he said horrible things to Sami. John wondered what was going on with him, and Marlena explained about brain trauma and that these things can happened.
John then turned on Marlena, angrily telling her not to jerk him around. “See – just like that,” John sad apologetically. Marlena and John vowed to figure this out.
At the DiMera mansion, Lucas Horton (Bryan Dattilo) was dealing with his fussy grandson when Nicole Brady (Arianne Zucker) came in. Nicole wanted to hold the baby, so Lucas handed him over, and the baby finally quieted down.
Nicole held the baby gently, and then Sami walked in and demanded to hold her grandson. Frustrated, Nicole left, and Lucas made a remark about family gatherings being unpleasant going forward.
That made Sami think, and she decided to take the baby and leave Salem. Lucas protested, but when he and the baby went upstairs, Sami got on the phone and tried to book two plane tickets back to Rome for her and the baby.
Suddenly, Allie Horton (Lindsay Arnold) walked in and indicated that Sami wasn’t going anywhere with the baby.
At Nicole and Eric Brady’s (Greg Vaughan) apartment, Eric was alone when his old friend Angie (Nzinga Blake) from the Congo showed up at the door. Angie wanted to make Eric an offer to return to the Congo to help, since the village was experiencing hard times.
Eric kindly but firmly turned Angie down, saying that he was newly married with a stepdaughter.
Angie left a folder of the work that they were doing in the village, and she and Eric were hugging when Nicole walked in. After Angie left, Nicole perused the folder and said that Angie and her team were doing great work and that Eric could do a lot of good.
Eric said that he couldn’t leave, but Nicole said, “Are you sure that’s what you really want?”
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— (@paisoaps) September 17, 2020