Days of Our Lives (DOOL) spoilers recap for Monday, April 19, reveals that Jan Spears (Heather Lindell) assured Claire Brady (Isabel Durant) that her long winter’s nap had changed her. Jan insisted Claire shouldn’t postpone her joy, so Claire asked what Jan was talking about.
Jan thought Claire should be celebrating the fact that Charlie Dale (Mike Manning) was out of her life for good.
Although Jan wanted to be there for Claire as a friend, Claire shut down that idea. Jan kept trying to argue that she’d moved on from Shawn Brady (Brandon Beemer) and wouldn’t cause any more trouble for Belle Brady (Martha Madison) or the rest of the family.
“Well, you’d better not,” Claire warned on Monday’s Days of Our Lives episode. “Because I haven’t signed anything promising to keep your crazy ass out of jail.” And with that, Claire stormed out of Jan’s hospital room.
At the Salem PD, Belle insisted she’d never been to Charlie’s apartment in her life and had no idea how her missing button wound up there. Rafe Hernandez (Galen Gering) wondered how that was possible – and Shawn was quick to defend his wife.
After DA Melinda Trask (Tina Huang) sauntered over and got updates, she demanded Belle’s arrest. Rafe replied that he was still questioning Belle, but Trask found out that Shawn left to look for Claire the night Charlie was shot – meaning Belle was left alone and had no alibi.
Trask forced Rafe and Shawn to cooperate since the case was open and shut as far as she was concerned. Meanwhile on Monday’s Days episode, John Black (Drake Hogestyn) cried to Marlena Evans (Deidre Hall) about seeing the shooter during his hypnosis session.
“Our daughter, Doc! It was Belle!” John said as he got emotional.
Marlena was in disbelief and didn’t believe Belle would do that, but John remembered how Charlie tried to attack Claire. He pointed out Belle was wearing a red coat that night and insisted that Belle “blew that punk away in cold blood.”
John claimed he saw it happen clear as day, but Marlena struggled to buy that Belle would lie and allow family to be falsely accused.
John decided they had to talk to Belle and get some answers. As Jan suddenly appeared on Monday’s DOOL episode, she wondered what exactly John and Marlena needed to get answers about.
Jan mentioned her conversation with Claire along with the murder news about Charlie. She said “bravo” to the killer and thought that person did the world a huge favor.
Jan recalled how she played matchmaker and thought nerdy Charlie would be a great guy for Claire. “Boy, was I wrong,” Jan admitted. However, John didn’t argued that they didn’t care about Jan’s opinion of Charlie, which she felt rude.
Jan thought they’d be a little more grateful after what she did for them, so John and Marlena assumed Jan was talking about the deal to keep John out of prison.
Later, Jan returned after Marlena and John had left the office. She broke into Marlena’s drawer to get the tape recorder out and hear what the pair had been chatting about during John’s session.
Once Jan listened, she flashed back to the night of Charlie’s murder. Days fans could see Jan under the hood of Belle’s red coat as she fired the fatal shot. “Sorry, Charlie,” Jan said back in the present.
At home, Tripp Dalton (Lucas Adams) had chowder with Kayla Johnson (Mary Beth Evans) and Steve Johnson (Steve Nichols). After Tripp gushed about Allie Horton (Lindsay Arnold), Steve thought it sounded like Tripp was really smitten with her.
He asked if Tripp was hung up on Allie, so Tripp said he liked her and wanted to leave it at that.
Kayla encouraged Steve not to tease Tripp before offering a present ahead of Tripp’s first rounds at the hospital. Tripp pulled out his new lab coat and excitedly put it on.
When Kayla offered Tripp’s ID badge next, Tripp admitted he couldn’t use it. He explained there had been a change and talked about how horrible his adoptive father had been.
Now Tripp felt loved and accepted by his new family. Since Tripp was Steve’s son, he announced that he’d legally changed his name to Tripp Johnson. Steve was overcome with emotion and admitted he was speechless.
Tripp hoped it was a good kind of speechless, so Steve assured Tripp that he was honored. They shared a tender moment and embraced over the name change.
Across town, Allie stopped by to see Claire and had plenty of wonderful things to say about Tripp. Claire asked when this happened, so Allie wondered what Claire meant. “When did you start being into Tripp?” Claire asked with a smile.
Allie was flustered as she tried to deny it and noted that Tripp was Claire’s ex-boyfriend. Claire insisted they were over a long time ago and that Allie couldn’t use her as an excuse.
Allie pointed out that she wrongfully accused Tripp of assaulting her, but Claire felt like Allie had apologized and Tripp had moved on from that.
Claire thought maybe Allie herself hadn’t noticed what she was feeling until now. She pushed Allie to admit if she had feelings for Tripp, but Marlena and John’s arrival saved Allie from answering.
Allie hustled out with Henry Horton’s (Jayna and Kinsley Fox) stroller, but Claire insisted she’d call her tomorrow.
Once Claire was alone with Marlena and John on Monday’s DOOL episode, she assumed they were there to talk about the deal Belle made – the one that’d keep both Jan and John out of prison. John didn’t share his killer suspicions, but he finally got Shawn on the phone.
Shawn was still at the police station and hated to tell John this, but Belle was under arrest for the murder of Charlie Dale. Shawn watched somberly as Rafe slapped on the handcuffs and read Belle her rights.
Days of Our Lives spoilers say some exciting drama’s still to come thanks to Jan’s decision to frame Belle, so stay tuned! CDL will have lots of other great Days of Our Lives spoilers, updates and news for you, so stop by again soon.