Days of Our Lives Spoilers: Monday, September 12 Recap – EJ Explodes Over Ava & Johnny in Bed – Stefan Blames Gabi for Chloe Split

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Days of Our Lives (DOOL) spoilers recap for Monday, September 12, reveals that EJ DiMera (Dan Feuerriegel) exploded over finding Ava DiMera (Tamara Braun) and Johnny DiMera (Carson Boatman) in bed together. Stefan DiMera (Brandon Barash) also blamed Gabi Hernandez DiMera (Camila Banus) for his split from Chloe Lane (Nadia Bjorlin), so here’s how all the Days action played out.

At Titan on Monday’s DOOL episode, Alex Kiriakis (Robert Scott Wilson) offered a positive progress report on Sonny Kiriakis (Zach Tinker) and praised Stephanie Johnson (Abigail Klein) for her successful press release.

Although Alex wanted to celebrate over drinks, Stephanie made it clear that he needed to back off and keep things professional. Alex finally got the message, but he was visibly disappointed to lose his shot with Stephanie.

Over with Allie Horton (Lindsay Arnold) and Chanel Dupree (Raven Bowens), they delivered nearly 10,000 cookies for Abe Carver’s (James Reynolds) campaign – only to learn Paulina Price-Carver (Jackée Harry) was now running for governor instead.

Paulina assured Chanel and Allie that she’d cover the charges before ordering up another giant cookie batch for her own campaign.

Afterward, Paulina met with Stephanie to discuss the prep for a new interview. That led to Paulina opening up about her love story with Abe and how sometimes you don’t have a clue what you want.

Stephanie seemed affected by Paulina’s words and later thought back to them while sitting at the bistro.

In the town square, Alex met up with Chanel and Allie since he needed help getting over Stephanie. Although Alex once again floated the idea of a threesome to get Stephanie out of his system, Allie thought it’d be a mistake to throw away this semi-enlightened version of himself.

Chanel agreed that Alex could still find someone special, so he appreciated the advice.

Once Alex ran into Stephanie at the bistro later, he offered to get a table on the other side of the restaurant. Stephanie decided they could celebrate professionally together since they were both there.

In the DiMera mansion living room, EJ was eager for Li Shin (Remington Hoffman) to leave and bickered with him about his impending marriage to Gabi.

In the DiMera crypt, Gabi assumed Jake DiMera (Brandon Barash) was standing in front of her. Stefan insisted it was him and explained how Dr. Wilhelm Rolf (Richard Wharton) brought him back.

Gabi finally believed Stefan once he showed off his heart transplant scar, so she planted a kiss. Stefan shoved Gabi away and warned that he didn’t reciprocate her love.

Although Gabi begged Stefan to remember, he claimed she messed up his romance with Chloe to get her foot in the door at DiMera Enterprises.

On Monday’s Days episode, Li played dumb about Stefan once he entered the crypt. After Stefan saw Gabi’s engagement ring, he acted like it was good that she was moving on. Gabi was distraught as Stefan walked out, but Li pulled her into a hug and offered comfort.

Back inside the DiMera mansion, Johnny and Ava’s kiss escalated to falling into bed together. Ava eventually pumped the brakes since she was old enough to be Johnny’s mother and didn’t want to interfere in his relationship with EJ – not to mention she might be losing her mind.

Johnny argued that he’d always been mature for his age, and EJ was creating problems in their relationship on his own. As for the part about Ava losing her mind, Johnny argued that EJ had gaslit other women in the past.

Even so, Ava brought up Jake and how she was still mourning the loss, so she thought she should stick to friendship with Johnny.

When EJ walked in and found Johnny in bed with Ava, he flew into a rage. EJ acted like Ava was using Johnny to get back at him and threw her out of the house.

Ava was more than ready to leave – and Johnny vowed to go with her. That no longer bothered EJ, who suggested it was a win-win if Johnny went, too.

Once EJ stomped off, Johnny and Ava talked about how they had helped each other during a difficult time. Ava assured Johnny that she valued his friendship beyond getting revenge on EJ, but they both liked that it was a bonus.

Since Ava was headed to the Salem Inn, Johnny wanted to stay there, too – at least for the night. Johnny assured Ava that he could sleep on the floor or in a cot, so she got on board with that idea.

However, the two of them kept up the charade and let EJ think things were more than friendly downstairs. EJ fumed as Johnny helped Ava with her suitcase and called her a cougar, so Ava did a little roar as she left with Johnny.

Back in the town square, Chanel and Allie shared a close moment right as Johnny appeared with Ava. When Allie and Chanel learned that Ava was getting a room with Johnny, it caught them both off guard.

As other Days news comes in, we’ll bring you updates. Days of Our Lives spoilers say Ava and Johnny will have fun messing with a few Salemites, so don’t miss what’s ahead on DOOL. CDL’s where you want to be for terrific Days of Our Lives spoilers, updates and news, so pop back in soon.