SEASON FIFTY-THREE

DAYS OF OUR LIVES

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MONDAY SEPTEMBER 25, 2017

EPISODE 1

STORYLINE
Sonny has a painfully honest discussion with Paul about Will; Hope and Rafe learn they both expressed interest in the commissioner job; Eli runs into someone from his past; Bonnie tries to seduce Victor.


TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 26, 2017

EPISODE 2

STORYLINE
Nicole tells Brady that Eric left Salem; Marlena visits Eric and questions him about his feelings for Nicole; Chad and Abigail desperately try to track down Dario; Bonnie gets major dirt on Victor.


WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 27, 2017

EPISODE 3

STORYLINE
Andre throws Chad an unusual bachelor party; Kayla and Hope confide in one another about their respective relationships; Justin gives Abigail good news; Paul gets propositioned at his bachelor party.


THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 28, 2017

EPISODE 4

STORYLINE
Andre and Kate set new ground rules for their fake marriage; Abigail gets ready at the church with Jennifer and J.J.; Paul asks John and Marlena for advice about his vows; a mysterious figure escapes from Bayview.


FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 29, 2017

EPISODE 5

STORYLINE
The double wedding is in peril; Salem's citizens gather as the wedding begins; Julie gives Doug a romantic surprise; Gabi struggles with her recent heartbreak.


MONDAY OCTOBER 2, 2017

EPISODE 6

STORYLINE
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TUESDAY OCTOBER 3, 2017

EPISODE 7

STORYLINE
It looks like we don't yet have a storyline for this episode.


WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 4, 2017

EPISODE 8

STORYLINE
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THURSDAY OCTOBER 5, 2017

EPISODE 9

STORYLINE
It looks like we don't yet have a storyline for this episode.


FRIDAY OCTOBER 6, 2017

EPISODE 10

STORYLINE
It looks like we don't yet have a storyline for this episode.


MONDAY OCTOBER 9, 2017

EPISODE 11

STORYLINE
Nicole confronts Eric about why he left Salem; Hope gets information out of Ben; Theo questions Tripp about Claire; Kayla finds out that Steve asked Tripp for a favor.


TUESDAY OCTOBER 10, 2017

EPISODE 12

STORYLINE
Nicole tells Eric she loves him; Brady suspects that Chloe is hiding something; Sonny has a request for Kate; Lucas talks with Will.


WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 11, 2017

EPISODE 13

STORYLINE
Nicole and Eric plan for the future; Brady finds out Nicole lied to him; Kate meets with Clyde; Adrienne sees Hattie in prison.


THURSDAY OCTOBER 12, 2017

EPISODE 14

STORYLINE
Nicole comes clean with Brady; Kate tells John, Marlena and Roman the truth about Clyde; Bonnie blackmails Victor; Chloe and Julie clash over the club.


FRIDAY OCTOBER 13, 2017

EPISODE 15

STORYLINE
Sami Brady returns to Salem; Brady turns the tables on Nicole; Paul and John engage in illegal activity; Lani talks to Hope about lifting JJ's suspension.


MONDAY OCTOBER 16, 2017

EPISODE 16

STORYLINE
Nicole tries to reason with Brady; Hope and Rafe argue over how she's handling her new position; Gabi makes a plea on Eli's behalf; Sami clashes with Paul and John.


TUESDAY OCTOBER 17, 2017

EPISODE 17

STORYLINE
Sami and Lucas have an emotionally intense reunion; Nicole breaks Eric's heart; Paul and Sonny deal with the Will situation; Victor stuns Justin and Maggie with his announcement.


WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 18, 2017

EPISODE 18

STORYLINE
Sami seeks comfort from Marlena; Bonnie has a fantasy while visiting Mickey's grave; Justin updates Steve and Kayla about Adrienne; Sonny turns to Chad and Andre for help.


THURSDAY OCTOBER 19, 2017

EPISODE 19

STORYLINE
Abigail walks in on Sami kissing Chad; Justin corners Bonnie; Steve visits Hattie at Statesville and demands to know what she did to Adrienne; Theo learns Claire and Tripp will be working together.


FRIDAY OCTOBER 20, 2017

EPISODE 20

STORYLINE
Nicole bids an emotional farewell to Salem; Sami and Eric share a bittersweet birthday reunion; Hope confronts a familiar face from the past; Bonnie and Victor's wedding begins.


MONDAY OCTOBER 23, 2017

EPISODE 21

STORYLINE
Maggie and Justin interrupt Bonnie and Victor's wedding; Kayla and Steve try to figure out what's causing Adrienne's bizarre behavior; Hope and Sami demand answers about Will from an old foe; Jennifer urges Eric to come back to Salem.


TUESDAY OCTOBER 24, 2017

EPISODE 22

STORYLINE
The walls close in on Bonnie; Adrienne manages to call Lucas from prison; Hope arrests Sami; Sheila turns to Eli for help.


WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 25, 2017

EPISODE 23

STORYLINE
Justin, Steve and Kayla work to free Adrienne; Eli confides in Gabi about a regretful decision from his past; Hope enlists J.J. and Lani to uncover secrets regarding Will; Bonnie and Sheila prepare to flee Salem.


THURSDAY OCTOBER 26, 2017

EPISODE 24

STORYLINE
Eric confronts Brady about Nicole's decision to leave town with Holly; Rafe and Hope clash over Sami; Kate and Chad realize someone is sabotaging the company; Hope gets a lead on the Will mystery.


FRIDAY OCTOBER 27, 2017

EPISODE 25

STORYLINE
Sami, Paul, Sonny, John and Marlena go to Memphis; Victor and Brady are stunned when Eve returns to Salem; Sami locks horns with Hope; Justin tells Lucas that Bonnie switched places with Adrienne.


MONDAY OCTOBER 30, 2017

EPISODE 26

STORYLINE
A mysterious person is questioned about Will; Sami gets into trouble; Eve drops a bombshell on Brady and Victor; Theo helps Kate figure out who is sabotaging DiMera.


TUESDAY OCTOBER 31, 2017

EPISODE 27

STORYLINE
Tricks and treats abound in Salem on Halloween night; Chad and Abigail find out Ben has escaped again; Rafe and Hope learn about an evil plot; Steve gets devastating news about Kayla.


WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 1, 2017

EPISODE 28

STORYLINE
Paul tells John he is afraid he is losing Sonny; Justin, Adrienne and Lucas arrive in Memphis; Sami refuses to give up her search for Will; Eli bonds with Gabi and Arianna.


THURSDAY NOVEMBER 2, 2017

EPISODE 29

STORYLINE
John, Marlena and Sami come face to face with someone from the past; Adrienne explains the truth to Lucas; Eve learns about Will; Lani defends JJ to Abe.


FRIDAY NOVEMBER 3, 2017

EPISODE 30

STORYLINE
Pressure mounts as Kate tries to find the person who is sabotaging DiMera; Sami, John and Marlena get details about Will; Paul makes a discovery; Adrienne and Justin recommit to each other.


MONDAY NOVEMBER 6, 2017

EPISODE 31

STORYLINE
Sami, Marlena and John demand to know whether Will is alive; Paul makes a surprising decision about Will; Chad offers Abigail a job; Tripp interrupts a secretive meeting between Kate and Theo.


TUESDAY NOVEMBER 7, 2017

EPISODE 32

STORYLINE
Eve has another unexpected revelation for Victor and Brady; Eric and Brady have a tense run-in; Kate presents Gabi with a lucrative opportunity; Eli and Rafe clash on their first day as partners at the police department.


WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 8, 2017

EPISODE 33

STORYLINE
Eve denies murdering Deimos; Gabi tells Chad and Abigail they could be working together; Kate overhears a private conversation between Kayla and Steve; Theo's plan to help Claire backfires.


THURSDAY NOVEMBER 9, 2017

EPISODE 34

STORYLINE
Sami has a surprising request for Rafe; Eve desperately tries to extricate herself from Brady's trap; Chad confronts Andre about sabotaging the company; Chloe tries to get Lucas to stop drowning his sorrows.


FRIDAY NOVEMBER 10, 2017

EPISODE 35

STORYLINE
Rafe and Sami get shocking news about Will; Paul makes a confession to Sonny; a tragic shooting occurs; Tripp confides his growing affection for Claire to Steve.


MONDAY NOVEMBER 13, 2017

EPISODE 36

STORYLINE
It looks like we don't yet have a storyline for this episode.


TUESDAY NOVEMBER 14, 2017

EPISODE 37

STORYLINE
It looks like we don't yet have a storyline for this episode.


WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 15, 2017

EPISODE 38

STORYLINE
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THURSDAY NOVEMBER 16, 2017

EPISODE 39

STORYLINE
It looks like we don't yet have a storyline for this episode.


FRIDAY NOVEMBER 17, 2017

EPISODE 40

STORYLINE
It looks like we don't yet have a storyline for this episode.


MONDAY NOVEMBER 20, 2017

EPISODE 41

STORYLINE
Sami and Susan battle over Will; John and Marlena attempt to find a way to get through to Susan; Hope and Rafe argue over the shooting; Adrienne and Justin reconnect on a romantic level.


TUESDAY NOVEMBER 21, 2017

EPISODE 42

STORYLINE
John gets Roger to admit to Will that Susan has been lying to him; Paul thanks Sonny for defending him, but Sonny makes clear all is not forgiven; a familiar face visits Susan; Eve blasts Brady and Victor for trying to set her up.


WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 22, 2017

EPISODE 43

STORYLINE
Roman and Sami comfort Abe; Will reunites with Gabi and Arianna; J.J. sneaks into Theo's hospital room; Eli consoles Lani.


MONDAY NOVEMBER 27, 2017

EPISODE 44

STORYLINE
Abe tells Hope to fire JJ; Kate visits Theo; Sami comes up with an idea to help her son; Will asks Marlena to help him with his memory.


TUESDAY NOVEMBER 28, 2017

EPISODE 45

STORYLINE
Will reunites with Kate; Rafe supports Hope with regard to Abe; Ben returns to Salem; Chad kicks Andre out.


WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 29, 2017

EPISODE 46

STORYLINE
Sami tries to trigger Will's memory; Lucas is stunned to see Will; Rafe and Hope fight when she learns he took her job; Kate makes a shocking admission to Andre.


THURSDAY NOVEMBER 30, 2017

EPISODE 47

STORYLINE
Will argues with Sami; Rafe wants Hope to tell him why she doesn't want to get married; Abigail wants Chad to reconsider throwing Andre out; Andre makes a decision about Kate.


FRIDAY DECEMBER 1, 2017

EPISODE 48

STORYLINE
Rafe and Sami seek comfort in each other; Hope tells Jennifer about her breakup; Ciara returns to Salem; Eli and Gabi fight over the JJ and Theo situation.


MONDAY DECEMBER 4, 2017

EPISODE 49

STORYLINE
Sami and Rafe make love; Hope is concerned when Shawn and Belle give her an update on Ciara; Ciara warns Claire she's going to make her pay; Kate urges Lucas to go to rehab.


TUESDAY DECEMBER 5, 2017

EPISODE 50

STORYLINE
Rafe is forced to hide when Hope shows up at Sami's hotel room; Will reunites with Belle, who inadvertently reveals an unpleasant incident from his past; Paul confides in John that he fears he's going to lose Sonny; Eve turns the tables on Brady.


WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 6, 2017

EPISODE 51

STORYLINE
Sami lashes out at Belle; Hope opens her heart to Rafe, who is wracked with guilt over sleeping with Sami; Sonny makes his decision about whether he wants to be with Paul or Will; Will flirts with Paul.


THURSDAY DECEMBER 7, 2017

EPISODE 52

STORYLINE
Will kisses Paul as Sonny arrives outside Paul's room; Eric comforts Sami; Steve confronts Tripp about Kate; Ciara visits Theo at the hospital.


FRIDAY DECEMBER 8, 2017

EPISODE 53

STORYLINE
Sami urges Lucas to sober up and be there for his son; Eric appeals to Will to give his mother a chance; Brady asks Paul to dig up dirt on Eve; Maggie fights back when Eve asserts her authority in the Kiriakis household.


MONDAY DECEMBER 11, 2017

EPISODE 54

STORYLINE
Will finds Hope's engagement ring in Sami's hotel room; J.J. offers to make an unexpected move on Hope's behalf; Eli and Rafe get new information about the night of Theo's shooting; Kayla and Steve confront Kate about blackmailing Tripp.


TUESDAY DECEMBER 12, 2017

EPISODE 55

STORYLINE
Sami and Rafe get stuck in an awkward situation with Hope; Abe questions Eli about the investigation into his son's shooting; Doug gives Rafe a stern warning; Eric tries to help J.J. deal with his guilt.


WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 13, 2017

EPISODE 56

STORYLINE
Sami says goodbye to Marlena, John and Will; Sonny is stunned when he learns Will kissed Paul; Eve makes Gabi a surprising offer; Hope and Rafe enjoy a romantic morning.


THURSDAY DECEMBER 14, 2017

EPISODE 57

STORYLINE
Sami and Rafe's secret is uncovered; Brady busts Eve with the information he got from Paul; Hope gets into an argument with Ciara; Sonny urges Will to give their relationship a chance.


FRIDAY DECEMBER 15, 2017

EPISODE 58

STORYLINE
Chad and Kate bring in a specialist to help Theo; Steve makes a surprising move; Ciara figures out Tripp has feelings for Claire; J.J. learns his fate has been decided.


MONDAY DECEMBER 18, 2017

EPISODE 59

STORYLINE
J.J. learns the results of the Internal Affairs investigation into Theo's shooting; Abe gets bad news regarding Theo; Ciara opens up to Hope; Kayla and Tripp share a warm moment.


TUESDAY DECEMBER 19, 2017

EPISODE 60

STORYLINE
Will asks Paul if they can be friends; Eve overhears an argument between Brady and Victor; John surprises Marlena with a romantic gift; Kate and Eve battle over Gabi's company.


WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 20, 2017

EPISODE 61

STORYLINE
A guilt-ridden J.J. writes letters to his loved ones and gives away his possessions; J.J. recalls fond memories of his friends and family.


THURSDAY DECEMBER 21, 2017

EPISODE 62

STORYLINE
Claire and Ciara cause a commotion during the traditional hanging of the Horton ornaments; Chad and Abigail have a romantic night; Eli supports Lani; Doug and Julie reach out to Abe.


FRIDAY DECEMBER 22, 2017

EPISODE 63

STORYLINE
A couple makes love; Will asks Sonny about their past; Jennifer makes an emotional appeal to Abe to forgive J.J.; Brady moves forward with a plan to neutralize Eve.


MONDAY DECEMBER 25, 2017

EPISODE 64

STORYLINE
Salem's families come together to celebrate Christmas; J.J. receives an unexpected visitor; Eli realizes he made a huge mistake; a Christmas miracle affects many people in town.


TUESDAY DECEMBER 26, 2017

EPISODE 65

STORYLINE
Lani tries to get answers about the night Theo was shot; Andre makes a deal with Chad regarding Kate; J.J. visits Theo; Ciara puts Claire on notice.


WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 27, 2017

EPISODE 66

STORYLINE
Kate makes a huge confession; Ciara suggests to Tripp that they join forces; Jennifer asks Eric out for New Year's Eve; Abigail realizes Andre is in love with Kate.


THURSDAY DECEMBER 28, 2017

EPISODE 67

STORYLINE
While planning a big New Year's Eve party, Abigail discovers an odd discrepancy; Ciara finally confesses her true feelings; Hope receives good news; Belle and Shawn head out of town.


FRIDAY DECEMBER 29, 2017

EPISODE 68

STORYLINE
Abigail and Chad throw a huge New Year's Eve bash at Doug's Place; Ciara gets drunk and causes a scene; a mysterious couple crashes the party; several surprising couples kiss at midnight.


TUESDAY JANUARY 2, 2018

EPISODE 69

STORYLINE
Eve thinks Brady is playing her; Will tells Marlena he kissed Paul; Vivian's news shocks everyone at the party; Ciara is determined to expose Rafe's secret.


WEDNESDAY JANUARY 3, 2018

EPISODE 70

STORYLINE
Face off between Vivian and Kate; Stefan's news surprises Chad and Abigail; Will ends things with Sonny; Chloe questions Brady about his feelings for Eve.


THURSDAY JANUARY 4, 2018

EPISODE 71

STORYLINE
Chad accuses Stefan of sabotage; Ciara makes a confession; Rafe realizes Ciara knows about Sami; Abe and Theo receive news about Theo's medical situation.


FRIDAY JANUARY 5, 2018

EPISODE 72

STORYLINE
Chad and Abigail devise a plot to thwart Stefan; Andre confesses his feelings to Kate; Ciara confirms she knows about Rafe and Sami; Eric learns the identity of Roman's New Year's Eve date.


MONDAY JANUARY 8, 2018

EPISODE 73

STORYLINE
Stefan and Abigail have an awkward encounter; Andre deceives Kate; Ciara makes a surprising decision about Rafe; Tripp tries to comfort Claire.


TUESDAY JANUARY 9, 2018

EPISODE 74

STORYLINE
J.J. feels guilty when he learns about Theo; Lani gets stunning news; Steve experiences strange symptoms; believing Eric isn't interested in her, Jennifer agrees to dinner with a new man.


WEDNESDAY JANUARY 10, 2018

EPISODE 75

STORYLINE
Gabi and Stefan clash at work; Steve keeps a secret from Kayla; Lani's life is turned upside down as a result of her Christmas Eve mistake; Chad hires John to investigate Stefan.


THURSDAY JANUARY 11, 2018

EPISODE 76

STORYLINE
Brady reveals to Victor his plans for Eve; Chloe grills Eve about her intentions towards Brady; Lani makes an important decision; J.J. resigns from the force.


FRIDAY JANUARY 12, 2018

EPISODE 77

STORYLINE
Abigail questions Stefan about his past; J.J. overhears that Lani is pregnant; Eli and Gabi celebrate her success and their future; Vivian pays Brady and Eve a visit.


MONDAY JANUARY 15, 2018

EPISODE 78

STORYLINE
Vivian and Stefan secretly discuss their plans for DiMera; Kate and Andre's evening is interrupted by an unexpected adversary; J.J. pleads with Lani not to end her pregnancy; Eric is jealous when he sees Jennifer with another man.


TUESDAY JANUARY 16, 2018

EPISODE 79

STORYLINE
Abigail accuses Stefan of trying to stir up trouble between her and Chad; Lani feels guilty as J.J. continues to think he's going to be a father; Abe learns surprising news; Gabi questions Eli when she finds Lani's earring in his room.


WEDNESDAY JANUARY 17, 2018

EPISODE 80

STORYLINE
Chad continues his quest to find the dirt necessary to bury his brother; Stefan asks Gabi out to dinner; Vivian questions Stefan about his feelings for Abigail; Theo says goodbye to his family and friends.


THURSDAY JANUARY 18, 2018

EPISODE 81

STORYLINE
Vivian grows nervous as John and Chad get closer to the truth; Gabi is dealt a devastating blow; Andre makes a heartfelt confession to Kate; Stefan gets under Abigail's skin.


FRIDAY JANUARY 19, 2018

EPISODE 82

STORYLINE
Chad's suspicion of Andre grows, but Abigail comes to her brother-in-law's defense; Stefan is appalled when Vivian suggests they resort to extreme measures; Lucas asks Chloe out on a date; a murder rocks Salem.


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Season Fifty-three