|Marci Miller As Abigail Deveraux|
|Days of our Lives|
|Portrayed by|| Ashley Benson (2004-07)|
Kate Mansi (2011-16)
Marci Miller (2016-Present)
|Current status||Present; Regular (Contract)|
|Duration||1992-98, 2000-07, 2011-|
|First appearance||October 19, 1992|
|Created by||Sheri Anderson|
|Introduced by|| Ken Corday|
|Fullname||Abigail Johanna Deveraux DiMera|
|Nickname(s)|| Abby |
Abs (by J.J.)
|Alias(es)|| Abigail Grayson|
|Born|| October 19, 1992|
Aged to 16
De-aged to 20
|Occupation|| Receptionist at the Salem P.D.|
Publicity Director of DiMera Enterprises (formerly)
Public Relations Assistant (formerly)
|Residence|| DiMera Mansion|
430 Lakeview Drive
Salem (Days of Our Lives town), U.S. 06649
|Kate Mansi as Abigail Deveraux|
|Ashley Benson as Abigail Deveraux|
Abigail Johanna "Abby" Deveraux DiMera is a fictional character on the NBC soap opera Days of Our Lives and is currently portrayed by Marci Miller. She is the oldest child and only daughter of popular super couple Jack and Jennifer Deveraux. She is the sister of JJ Deveraux. She is one half of the supercouple Chad and Abigail DiMera also known as Chabby. In 2015, Chabby's son, Thomas Jack Deveraux was born. Chad is Abigail's soulmate, the love of her life.
Abigail was created by scriptwriter Sheri Anderson and executive producer Ken Corday. Abigail's storylines often focused on young love and budding romances. She is a member of the high class, core family, the Hortons. She was often titularized as the show's younger leading heroine during her time on the show and is known for her popular fan pairing with Max Brady, which spanned from 2005 to 2007, when her character left for London, England, to be with her parents. The character returned to the series in March 2011.
She was born onscreen October 19, 1992.
The role was originated by Meghan and Michael Nelson on October 19, 1992. Paige and Ryanne Kettner took over the role in 1994. Megan Corletto was introduced into the role of Abigail in 2001 and remained until 2003. She was replaced by Jillian Clare from 2003 to 2004. The role was again recast in 2004 to represent an older Abby. Then fifteen-year-old actress Ashley Benson was cast as Abby and remained with the show until her departure from the soap in 2007.
In 2010, it was reported that the character of Abby would be brought back to the canvas. In December 2010, it was announced the newcomer Kate Mansi would resume the role of Abigail. Mansi first aired in March 2011. In January of 2016, Mansi confirmed that she was leaving the show.
Character History Edit
The elder child of Jack and Jennifer Deveraux, Abby was very loved by both of her parents. As an infant, she came down with aplastic anemia, as the result of a polluted water well. She desperately needed a bone marrow transplant, and because of Jack's Hodgkin's he was not able to donate to her, but luckily her mother's friend and co-worker Austin Reed was a perfect match. Abby was barely out of the woods when Jack, who discovered he was responsible for her anemia, took off. Before long, Abby was starting to associate Jennifer's new boyfriend Peter Blake with fatherhood, but Jack soon came back into her life. After a series of misadventures, (including her father going to prison and her mother being presumed dead), Abby and her family left Salem for Africa.
A few years later, Abby and her mother were living in Ireland, but returned home after encountering her honorary uncle Bo Brady there. Abby was thrilled when Jack followed not long after that, and began hoping that her parents would find their way back to each other, despite her mother's relationship with Brandon Walker and Colin Murphy. She was overjoyed when her parents were married, but devastated when, not long afterward, her father was murdered by the Salem Stalker. When Jennifer had to make the decision to take Jack off life support, Abby blamed her, and turned to her grandmother Jo and honorary grandfather Vern for comfort. Her emotions seesawed for a few months (she was happy when her mother got pregnant, angry when her mother considered terminating the pregnancy for health reasons), but eventually she started accepting the way things were, and with new friend and Deveraux boarder Patrick Lockhart, is eagerly anticipating her new sibling's birth.
Abby was away at camp when Jennifer decided to take off and go looking for Jack. When she returned home, she resented the fact that her mother had sent her away. Even though she was happy to meet her new brother, when she realized that her father was (once again) presumed dead, she blamed her mother, and wished that Jennifer was dead instead of Jack. Jennifer started rebelling from her mother after she came home with her new baby brother, Jack Jr., and spent a lot of time with her new friend Chelsea, who was pretending to be sweet and kind around Jennifer but was really a bad influence on Abby. She even had Abby going alone with her in her plans to drug Patrick so that she could sleep with him. When Jack finally came back from the dead for real, though, Abby was thrilled, and although still close friends with Chelsea, her closeness with her family changed Abby somewhat. Abby was devastated to learn that her father, Jack, was dying and that she would soon lose him again, but Chelsea was there to offer comfort to her friend.
Abby was overjoyed when things turned around for Jack, and he went into remission again. Shortly thereafter, though, Jack and Jennifer announced their plans to move to London. Although Jack Jr. went with their parents, Abby elected to stay in Salem and finish school, and shortly thereafter, as a university student, began working at Max Brady's garage. She soon developed a crush on Max, who at the time was back and forth between Chelsea and Stephanie, but when he broke things off with Chelsea and Stephanie left town, Max admitted that he had feelings for her as well, the two began to see each other, much to the dismay of Abby's family, who thought Max was too old and too experienced for Abby. When Abby's relationship with Max proved to be too difficult, she left Salem to attend school in New York.
Abby (then going by "Abigail") returned to Salem in 2011 to be with a newly-single Jennifer. Abigail had a hard time dealing with her parent's divorce and the fact that her dad had walked out on the family. But, she wanted her mom to be happy. Abigail reluctantly supported Jennifer's relationship with Daniel Jonas, despite how much Abigail was hurting from missing Jack. On March 3, Abigail met Chad DiMera, They began slowly dating, but Abigail remained concerned about getting romantically involved with Stefano DiMera's son, especially after he decided to move into the DiMera mansion. The DiMera's and the Horton's were also apprehensive about Chad and Abby's relationship. In August 2011, while on a date with Chad, Abby met Charles Woods, the man that Chad had called his father before he found out Stefano was his father. Abby saw first hand how Charles treated Chad, and later comforted Chad after Chad rejected Charles attempt at making amends. Soon after, Chad was shot in the shoulder by a Kiriakis henchmen, who was retaliating against Stefano. Chad decided to cut ties with the DiMera's, and moved out of the mansion
In September of 2011, Jack suddenly appeared back in Salem. Abigail was furious with her father for leaving them without saying anything, being out of touch for a year, and then suddenly reappearing. It turns out that Jack had gone to Afghanistan to investigate a story about a drug ring without telling his family where he was going. While he was there, he was kidnapped, tortured, and held hostage. Abigail felt bad for the suffering that her father endured, but still had a hard time forgiving him for leaving without telling anyone.
Chad was there for Abigail through Jack's return and the two grew closer, both personally and professionally. Abigail contributed articles to Chad's webiste, SalemSportsFan.com, and even won a journalism award for one of the columns that she'd written. Things went well until Chad started noticing that he had more in common with Abigail's best friend, Melanie; and Abigail realized that she was starting to have feelings for the much older, Austin.On Halloween, Abby and Melanie both wore make outfits, and Chad ended up kissing Melanie thinking she was Abby. Abigail and Chad made the mutual decision to break up on New Year's Eve 2011. A few days later, Abigail caught Chad and Melanie looking very close and realized that the two of them had feelings for each other. Abigail was furious at both of them, especially Melanie. Despite Melanie's offer to give up Chad, Abigail could not forgive Melanie. Abigail turned her attention towards Austin. Thanks to a work-study element of her financial aid, Abigail was required to have an on-campus job. Austin offered her the position of his student assistant. Abigail was thrilled to work so closely with Austin and frequently fantasized about him returning her feelings. Abigail also applied for an intern with Madison James at Mad World Cosmetics. Madison hired Abigail and offered her a job as a model in her ad campaign that featured real-life best friends. The only condition was that Melanie was the other model. Thus, unless Melanie and Abigail could mend their broken friendship, they could not be in the ad campaign. However, as Abigail grew more obsessed with Austin, she forgot about Chad and even told Melanie that they could be friends again. A few days later, Austin appeared back in his officer, completely intoxicated. Abigail was there. She tried to comfort him. He told her that Carrie had betrayed him. Abigail kissed him. He told her to stop. She reassured him that it was okay and kissed him again. Then, Austin passed out on the couch. Abigail took her clothes off and lay down next to him. When he woke up, Abigail told Austin that they had slept together. Horrified, Austin went to make things better with Carrie. When Abigail saw Austin kissing Carrie later, she was heartbroken. When Austin came to her and wanted to fix their marriage, Carrie agreed to give it a try. The two of them went away for a romantic weekend. But, a heartbroken Abigail tracked them down. When Austin refused to return her feelings, Abigail announced that the two of them had slept together. Carrie was furious with Austin and left.
Abigail believed that she and Austin were meant to be together. While ranting to Melanie about her love for Austin, Abigail let it slip that the two of them did not slept together. Melanie urged Abigail to tell the truth. Abigail confessed to Austin that she had made up the whole affair. Carrie, Jack and Jennifer overheard her confession. Carrie slapped Abigail and accused her of ruining Carrie's life. Despite Jack and Jennifer's protest, Carrie insisted that Abigail was an adult and must be held accountable for her actions. Carrie left the Town Square in tears. Austin chased after her. Jack and Jennifer comforted Abigail. She swore that she would never do anything like that again. Abigail spent her time hanging out with her friends and trying to forget the embarrassment of her lie about Austin. One day, she bumped into a handsome stranger, Cameron Davis - Lexie's half-brother. The two began a flirtation that soon turned into a relationship. Her relationship with her father improved as well. He worked with Marlena and a support group to recover from PTSD. Eventually, he was able to open up to Abigail about it and she soon forgave him.
In July 2012, Abigail and Cameron attended a memorial/autism fundraiser. However, there was a great explosion that night in the tunnels underneath Salem. Many buildings were damaged, including the banquet hall where Lexie's benefit was being held. Abigail was trapped in the elevator.
Jennifer, Jack, and Cameron worked to get Abigail out. When they were able to pry the doors open a little, Jack went into the elevator to rescue Abigail. But, the elevator cables continued to break. Cameron and Jennifer were able to open the doors again and Jack pushed Abigail out. Then, the doors closed and the final cables broke. The elevator crashed with Jack inside. Roman reported that the EMTs pronounced Jack dead upon impact. Heartbroken, Abigail and Jennifer traveled to London to be with J.J. They returned a few weeks later after his memorial service. Heartbroken by her father's death, Abigail threw herself into her relationship with Cameron. But, when Cameron felt that Abigail was trying to deal with her grief by wanting to have sex with him, he broke things off with Abigail. He went on a few dates with a woman named Emily, but that relationship did not last. Soon, he got back involved with Abigail. Abigail was embarrassed when Cameron found out that she had been a member of the "Golden Circle" club in high school -- a group of kids who promised to wait to have sex until they were married. But Cameron assured Abigail that they could take their relationship at her pace.
But, Cameron was still keeping a secret from Abigail. He was working a second job as a stripper to make money to pay off one of Celeste's debts. When Abigail found out about it, she was shocked, but more concerned that if Anne Milbauer from HR found out about it, she would have Cameron fired. So, Abigail arranged for Anne to be present on a night when several of Salem's men (Rafe, Cameron, Daniel, and Brady) would strip to raise money for a new wing at the hospital. When the hospital board heard how much money was raised, they dismissed Anne's objection.
But, things weren't perfectly smooth for Cameron and Abigail, as Chad had since made it known to Abigail that he was interested in her too. Both guys agreed to give Abigail the time to figure out which guy she wanted to be with. On the Fourth of July, Chad fell and hit his head, causing Cameron to insist that Chad have it checked out. When Cameron looked at the scans of Chad's head, Cameron told Chad that there was an indication of a brain tumor and urged Chad to see a specialist.
Chad got a clean bill of health, but told Cameron that he did have a brain tumor. Cameron backed off Abigail and urged her to spend more time with Chad. Abigail and Chad grew closer and Cameron went on a few casual dates with Gabi. But when Chad got shot and went into emergency surgery, EJ was forced to come clean and let Cameron know that Chad wasn't on any drug protocols because Chad didn't have a tumor. Cameron told Chad to come clean with Abigail.Chad moved forward with her, taking her on several dates. When Abigail had trouble with her family, she leaned on Chad for support and their relationship became serious. Chad was able to track down and advanced copy of Jack's book and gift it to Abigail. The two continued to grow closer and they ended up sleeping together. Abigail was extremely happy with Chad and began accompanying him to family events. On the night of Sami and EJ's engagement party, for which Chad served as best man, Marge Bernardi came into the party and tried to shoot EJ. Chad jumped in front of the gun and took the bullet. Abigail fell down at his side and tried to stop the bleeding with her hands. When Chad was rushed to surgery, EJ was forced to tell Cameron that Chad didn't have a brain tumor and was not on any type of treatment drugs. Cameron was mad at Chad and urged him to tell Abigail the truth.
While Chad's surgery was a success, the doctors found an abnormality with Chad's heart that required immediate surgery. The best doctor was in Boston, so Stefano made plans to fly to Boston with Chad for the second surgery. Before he left Chad came clean with Abigail. She broke up with him, deciding that this wasn't the best time for them to be together. Then, she went to confront Cameron about turning her over to Chad without a fight. Cameron tried to apologize, but Abigail was furious. A few days later Cameron got a job offer from Doctors Without Boarders. He accepted the position and left Salem. After Chad's surgery, he called EJ to tell him that the surgery was a success, but to let Abigail know that he wouldn't be coming back to Salem.
Newly single, Abigial turned her attention back towards her family. Abigail was concerned that she hadn't heard from her cousin Nick since he left town. (In reality, Gabi, Kate, and Sami had murdered Nick when he attacked Gabi.) When Abigail was getting close to figuring out that something happened between Gabi and Nick before Nick left, EJ, who was protecting Sami, went to the Horton cabin to convince Abigail to let the issue go. EJ and Abigail ended up fighting, which lead to the two of them sleeping together. Their affair didn't stop there. After an alive Nick showed up at Arianna's christening, Sami encouraged EJ to stop Abigail from talking to Hope about Nick's disappearance. So, EJ followed Abigail into the hospital supply closet where they almost had sex again.
By this time, Abigail couldn't stop thinking about EJ. So she followed him one day to his gym. The two had sex in the shower when Sami walked in. EJ she came out to talk to Sami while Abigail stayed hidden. Abigail heard Sami talk about the fact that EJ and Sami weren't sleeping together at the moment. Abigail started to realize that she was only with EJ because Sami wasn't. EJ tried to explain to Abigail that she had nothing to feel bad about. He accepted most of the blame for their affair. But, he reiterated that what happened between them was a mistake. He was in love with Sami. Eventually, Abigail conceded that their affair was over.She eventually started dating Ben Weston, but once Chad returned her feelings for him resurfaced. In June 2015, Abigail cheats on Ben and sleeps with Chad. Chad tells Abigail that he was just using her to get revenge on what happened with EJ, but the truth is he is still in love with her and wants to protect her from his father. Abigail becomes pregnant and the father is revealed to be Ben after Ben's father Clyde Weston threatens the doctors facilitating the paternity test.
When Chad is accused of being the "Necktie Killer", Abigail sticks by him even though she's still with Ben. While getting ready for Hope Brady's wedding to Aiden Jennings, Abigail tells her mother that Ben is acting weird, which Ben overhears. Later on, Ben admits the being the Necktie Killer and to framing Chad. Abigail tries to get him to get help but he refuses. Then when Abigail tries to get ways he knocks her out and takes her to an abandoned cabin in Mammoth Falls and handcuffed her to a chair so she couldn't escape. Abigail tried to escape a few times but failed. A little while later, she started getting pains which she thought were cramps but they later turned out to be labor pains.
When she is forced to call Chad that she's done with him, she is able to communicate with Chad that she's in trouble without Ben knowing. Chad arrives at the cabin, but Ben knocks him out and ties him and Abigail to the bed, setting it on fire and leaving with Abigail's premature son. Chad is eventually able to get himself and Abigail free and he carries her to safety. They are found by the police and Chad and Abigail return to Salem. Stricken over the disappearance of her son, Chad and Abigail's brother JJ Deveraux go back to Mammoth Falls, where Abigail was being held hostage and find her son at a motel and then reunite them at the hospital in Salem. She renames her son Thomas Jack Deveraux. Afterwards, Chad and Abigail start to plan a future together. Chad is later hypnotized by Marlena but is brainwashed by Andre DiMera, after he hijacks the session, to do the family bidding and get close to Belle after Sami stole the DiMera fortune. He is also forced to break up with Abigail. After Thomas gets sick it's revealed that Chad is his father, not Ben. He and Abigail eventually get engaged.
Weeks later, after Stefano's death, Chad buys the DiMera mansion, and he and Abby move in. Chad and Abby plan their wedding, but Chad then learns that Ben has escaped custody. On their wedding day, Abby sees Ben outside the window and lets out a blood curdling scream. After it's determined that Ben is nowhere on the property, Abby and Chad get married. Abby continued to be haunted by Ben even on her honeymoon with Chad. When they get back to Salem, Abby hallucinates seeing and interacting with Ben. "Ben" even picks up Thomas and goes to leave orb him. Abby shouts at Chad and JJ to stop Ben, but they don't see him there.
Abby continues to have hallucinations of Ben until the real one shows up. Abby gets Ben to drop his guard by lying about Chad abusing her, and then seducing him. When they get to the bedroom, Abby sticks a knife in Ben's shoulder and he passes out. She ties him to the bed, and wakes him up just so she can taunt him. Abby strikes a match and prepares to set Ben on fire. Ben tells Abby he will always be with her, even if she kills him. Without hesitation, Abby set Ben on fire. Chad arrived and put out the fire. Abby was furious with Chad as she wanted Ben to die.
Abby overheard Chad and Marlena talking about admitting Abby into a mental institution, and Abby took Thomas and fled to a motel. Chad and JJ found them, and talked Abby into returning home. When Abby couldn't calm Thomas down, but Chad was able, Abby realized she needs help, and agreed to go get help. While being evaluated at the hospital, Abby had a nightmare about Ben. "Ben" told Abby now that he knows she doesn't love him, she has to die, and Abby woke up alone and afraid.
Abby eventually requested that Chad no longer visit her, but in June, Abby was injured in a fire. Chad went to see Abby, who insisted that Ben was there. In Abby's mind, she could still see Ben. Chad was horrified and confused that Abby seemed to be getting worse, not better. Chad got even more bad news when he learned that Abby was the one who set the fire.
As Abby slept, she remembered seeing Ben again. Abby opened a drawer in her room that had a lighter and can of gas, which Abby used, hoping to rid herself or "Ben" for good. Then, Abby imagined that Jack had appeared and dragged her out of her room, before she got too injured. When Abby woke up, she declared that she wanted to leave, and Chad agrees to help her escape.In November 2016, Abby returns to Salem after faking her death with Andre's help, and being cared for by Laura. Abby goes to see Thomas and runs into Andre at the mansion. Abby hides when Chad comes home, and waits until he leaves before she comes out of hiding. Andre promises Abby he won't tell Chad she has returned to Salem. Abby briefly holds Thomas, before leaving the mansion. Abby reveals herself to Jennifer, and explains why she ran away. She hides out at home with only Jennifer knowing she is alive. When Andre comes over to talk to Jennifer, Abby attempts to run. Andre catches her, and to Abby's surprise, Andre encourages Abby to reveals herself to Chad, and reclaim her life. Andre goes to take Abby to the mansion, but they see Chad at the square. Abby attempts to run, but Andre stops her, and tells her it is fate. Abby slowly approaches Chad, but then runs away when she sees Gabi come up to him. Andre catches up with Abby, and advises her to take some time to think about it. He gives her an untraceable phone to call him anytime she needs to.
Abby hides out in the attic at Jennifer's, and is eventually discovered by JJ, who is happy to see his sister alive, and agrees to keep her secret. Andre continues to push Abby to reveal herself. Abby sees Dario Hernandez down by the docks, and blackmails him into keeping her secret using his illegal activities as leverag. Abby sees Chad talking to a memorial for Abby in the park, and she has a panic attack and runs into Dario, who comforts her.
Abby meets with Andre, and tells him she is finally ready to reveal herself and reclaim her life. Andre goes with Abby to present her to Chad, but they walk in on Chad and Gabi as they are passionately kissing. Abby runs off, and starts to have a panic attack. Andre catches up with her, and assures her that Gabi is just a distraction, and Chad will drop her when Abby reveals her. Abby thinks the best thing for everyone is to leave Salem for good. She thanks Andre for his help, and says that despite his initial motive for using Abby to get back into Chad's good graces, she believes he wants them both to be happy, and asks him to respect her decision.Abby says goodbye to Jennifer and is all set to leave Salem. Andre has Abby meet him and tells her if she won't tell him she is alive then he will. Abby threatens to tell Chad about Andre's involvement, and Andre backs off. Abby goes to say good bye to Thomas and Chad sees her. Chad is shocked and relieved to know Abby is alive, but wants to know where she was. Abby explains everything to Chad and he is frustrated and shocked by Abby and Andre's actions. Abby says Chad has every right to hate her, but Chad yells he doesn't hate her, but doesn't understand how she could do this. Abby says she wishes she really were dead, and Chad tells her not to say that. Thomas wakes up and starts crying, and Chad asks Abby if she can be a mother for Thomas.
Chad keeps his distance, but allows Abby to stay at the mansion, so Thomas can still have his mother. Gabi soon finds out that Abby is alive, and helps Abby through a panic attack as well as promising to keep it from Chad. On New Years Eve, Abby attempts to romance Chad, but fears they are moving too fast. After Chad goes to sleep, Abby comes into the room.
They talk things through, and almost make love before they both stop it. Chad also confides in Abby about Stefano being alive, and says he is tired of people lying to him. Abby leaves, but thinks to herself how Chad still wants her.
Chad keeps his distance, but allows Abby to stay at the mansion, so Thomas can still have his mother. On New Years Eve, Abby attempts to romance Chad, but fears they are moving too fast. After Thomas goes to sleep, Abby comes into the room. They talk things through, he also confides in Abby about Stefano being alive, and says he is tired of people lying to him. Out of the blue, they almost make love before they stop. Abby leaves, but thinks to herself how Chad still wants her. The next day, Chad and Abigail took Thomas outside so they can have a little family time. Abigail was a bit afraid to come out in the open, but Chad encouraged her to be brave and to be at ease from all her issues. Abigail reminded Chad, she still is charged with having started a fire in the hospital she was in. But he comforted her knowing they will handle it together. Chad, Abigail, and Thomas sat in the café and worked to get Thomas to say "dada." Chad took out his phone to record the moment, and he cheered jubilantly when Thomas managed to say "dada."
Abigail grew teary eyed. Abigail was sad that she had missed so many firsts in Thomas' life, and she was happy she had been there with Chad to hear Thomas' first word. Abigail marvelled at how easily Thomas had accepted her. Chad said that Abigail was Thomas' mother, and it was a bond that could not be broken. Later on while Abigail was feeding Thomas her favourite food, Chad bumped into Gabi as she walked through the square, she awkwardly greeted Chad and Abigail. Chad asked Abigail if he could talk privately with Gabi. When Abigail stuttered a yes, Chad assured her that everything would be fine. Chad kissed Abigail's forehead, and he walked into the park with Gabi. At the DiMera mansion, Abigail put Thomas in his crib in the living room. Abigail told Thomas how happy she was to be home with him and Chad and assured him that she would never leave him again. While Thomas slept, Abigail struggled to collapse the stroller as she silently cried. Andre entered, startling Abigail. Abigail told Andre that Chad was out and that he blamed her for disappearing, not Andre. As Abigail fidgeted, Andre asked what was bothering her. Abigail explained that Chad was angry and hurt. Abigail was worried that Chad would not be able to trust her again.
When Chad returned home to the DiMera mansion, he told Abigail that he was willing to commit to rebuilding their family. But he pointed out that it would take time to trust Abigail again.
Abigail informed Chad that Jennifer wanted to babysit Thomas overnight. Grinning, Chad asked Abigail if that was a plan for an evening together. Chuckling, Abigail said it was her mother's plan. Abigail said she was excited to go out on a date with Chad. At The Horton House, Jennifer told Abigail that she was happy to give her a night alone with Chad. Smiling, Abigail said she was going out to dinner with Chad and would take things slowly with him. Abigail lamented that her relationship with Chad had always been riddled with problems. Jennifer advised Abigail to concentrate on dinner and have a nice time.
At Club TBD, Abigail and Chad awkwardly chatted as they stared at the dinner menu. Chad wanted to call Jennifer about Thomas, and Abigail smiled. Chad admitted he had turned into an overprotective dad. When Abigail noted that Chad's reaction was normal for a single parent, Chad countered that Gabi was a single mom and not so overprotective. Chad apologised. Abigail said she did not resent that Chad had mentioned a friend who had helped him through a difficult time. Abigail told Chad not to walk on eggshells with her.
As Abigail and Chad smiled and looked into one another's eyes, Chad suggested they order wine. After drinks, Abigail and Chad ordered food. While Abigail slurped down oysters, Chad laughed. Abigail explained that oysters had been her favourite food as a kid, but she had not had any since she had eaten a bad batch years earlier. Abigail said that recently, she had decided to stop avoiding the things she loved in life simply because something bad might happen if she embraced them.
Abigail told Chad that she had done everything because she loved Chad and Thomas. Chad said that he loved Abigail, but he needed her to be herself. While Chad poured more wine, Abigail said she would never take anything for granted again. When their favourite song started playing, Chad asked Abigail to dance. Abigail and Chad danced slowly together, wrapped in one another's arms. Chad leaned his forehead against Abigail's and they both felt at peace for the first time in a long time.
After dinner, Abigail and Chad returned home, and he escorted her to her room. Abigail thanked Chad for the wonderful evening. After changing into her nightgown, Abigail walked down the hall to Chad's room, and stood in the hallway, staring at the door
The next day, after she went to get some clothes for Thomas Abigail came across Dario. They made jokes on how she's finally free and how they are friends. She made it clear that she will keep his secrets about the chips. Chad later arrived, bothered by how Dario is at the company of his wife for he is angry at him for keeping his wife's presence in Salem a secret to him.
I home, Abigail showed Chad the new clothes she bought for Thomas. She offered to cook for him and he happily agreed.
Sonny runs right into Abigail at the square. They hug. He meant to call. They catch up and she brings up Gabi and though Sonny won't betray Gabi's confidence, he's still there for Abigail. She digs to find if there's a special man in Sonny's life. Sonny tells her about kissing Paul on New Year's. She's psyched even though he's hesitant that their old flame will reignite.
Chad arrives home to Abigail. He tells her he just saw Gabi and why. Abs says she doesn't think he needs to tell her when he sees Gabi, but doesn't look convinced of her own words.Later, she eavesdrops on him calling Sonny for a meeting about the shipping. Abigail and Gabi sneak into TBD's office, worried about the fight between the Kiriakis and DiMera families. They overhear Chad asking Dario to broker peace before there's a war between them. Dario's not sure he can trust them. They all agree that Andre's rogue and dangerous, which is why they want to put a leash on everyone. Dario learns how Sonny figured out that GDR was smuggling the microchips in the handbags.
In the office, Gabi gasps, realizing why her brother was asking so strangely about her purse. Meanwhile, Dario refuses to share the technology of the device they're now calling 'The Orwell', with the other men. Dario says their buddy, Myron, will have it up and running in a month. Sonny reminds Dario they have the programming. Dario issues a veiled threat about getting that programming back. Sonny says the reason it was stolen was because Eduardo's an assassin and they didn't trust him. Dario takes offense and Chad tells Sonny to chill. Sonny doesn't like taking orders from Chad and all hell breaks loose. In anger, Chad takes off. Gabi and Abigail arrive at the park, glad they're still friends. They agree to work together to try to solve the war over the Orwell device. They decide to find it and destroy it themselves.
Both Gabi and Abigail meet at the DiMera mansion and brood over hearing Sonny, Chad and Dario arguing at TBD about the Orwell device. "They're like little boys," Gabi says and they need women to keep them in line. Abigail wants to talk about Gabi loving Chad but Gabs doesn't want this to be awkward. She only wants to focus on the task at hand. Abigail's sorry and agrees to it. They hug, agreeing to remain friends. They talk about Myron, who knows about the Orwell device. Gabi mentions that he's a nerd, who hits on every woman in the club and talks about how tech savvy he is.
Abigail agrees to seduce him to get information. Abigail finds Myron working in the TBD offices. She creates a southern accent and flirts with Myron, who laps it up like a dog in heat. She tells him she has an issue with her cell phone and once he fixes it, she takes some selfies with him as Gabi watches from the door. Abs asks Myron for help uploading the photos on his laptop, all the while, encouraging him to talk about his 'top secret' work.
While Gabi keeps Dario occupied when he shows up, Abigail learns that Myron lost all of the data they needed for his work but he's trying to recreate it. She receives a text from Gabi, telling her to get out of there just as Dario walks in. Abigail quickly covers and runs out. Chad appears, causing Gabi to stammer. When he sees Abigail dressed up, he's confused. They cover, saying they were having coffee. Gabs runs off and Chad's still baffled by her outfit. Chad and Abigail walk through the square and get amorous. They take it home.
At the DiMera house, Abigail tells Chad she and Gabi are working on their relationship. She tells him that she "belongs" to him and this family. He likes that and kisses her. She wants to take him to bed. Abigail and Chad make out at the mansion when Andre and Kate
interrupt to call a family meeting. Andre makes Kate a scotch neat and Chad tells the women that Andre sunk a Titan ship. They're shocked. Andre explains he retaliated against the Hernandez and Kiriakis men who stole his Orwell device. Chad tells them they can stay and strategise how to get it back while he takes his wife out. Once they're gone, Kate and Andre argue over who Chad should be with. She's on team Gabi while he's on team Abigail. Kate doesn't understand why. Andre thinks she's just angry that he ruined her budding relationship with Eduardo. She says yep, it's true but maintains that Abigail isn't right for Chad. Chad takes Abigail to the Salem Inn for a romp. They start feeling less awkward and more amorous. "I love you," he whispers, as they kiss. He undresses her and they make love. Afterward, Chad tells his wife he wants to be a good husband to her. They eat fries and gossip about Kate and Andre, who are probably gossiping.
On February 1, at the DiMera mansion, Chad takes in Abigail's beauty and she says she's meeting Gabi, which at first confuses him. She asks why. Is he worried about something? Puzzled, he says no and questions why she'd even say so. She wanders off, not answering.
Gabi meets Abigail at the pub. They rehash what they've done so far and agree to change tactics. They need to go to people who trust them. They talk about how good things are between Abby and Chad, then agree Chad has nothing new to tell them about the Orwell device but Sonny does. Sonny shows up with Ari, and Abby steals his keys as Gabi questions what's up at Titan. Sonny tells her to stay out of it. Soon, Abby returns and pretends to find Sonny's keys on the floor. He goes off and Gabi asks Ari what's in the safe is at the Kiriakis house. "Black box," she says.
Gabi tells Abigail she will have to learn to crack Sonny's safe. She heard Henderson takes a sleeping pill while watching "Housewives," so Gabi will let herself in when he's asleep.
Chad calls Abby and tells her that Andre is in the hospital, and to meet him there. Once she arrives, he fills his wife in and wants to get to Deimos. Abigail refuses to let him. The doctor appears and confirms Andre's been poisoned. They pumped his stomach and hopefully got most of it. He goes and Chad cries, thinking it could have been Abigail. She calms him down. They disconnect and Chad finds her. She's shocked to hear about Andre's state and that Chad's accusing Deimos. Gabi lets herself into the Kiriakis mansion and gets to work at cracking the safe. She quickly opens it and takes out the content just as Chad walks in. He sees the device in her hand and wants it. She refuses him. Meanwhile, in Andre's room, Abigail visits him, rooting for him and singing his praises. JJ and Lani arrive and she fills them in, then worries when she can't find Chad.
Meanwhile, Andre wakes up with Abigail at his side. She fills him in on the positioning. Andre worries for Chad but she insists he's fine. Back outside, Kate gets food for Eduardo. He's touched. "You're a good kid," he says. They rehash his accusations that she stole the Orwell and she says she thought what they had was special. He calls them two of a kind. If they ever get around to trusting each other, they'll be unstoppable. Later, JJ goes to Andre and Abby, letting them know about the poisoning and Dario's beating. Neither answer questioning so JJ takes his sister into the hall and she opens up about the fight over the Orwell.
Later Kate and Eduardo receive a text from Deimos, asking to meet in Andre's room. They head in and Andre asks if Dario's okay. Eddie says the surgery was a success. It's awkward. Deimos walks in with flowers. Nobody welcomes him. He wants the key to the Orwell device. Nobody knows what the heck he's on about so he shows them a photo of Gabi and Chad to use as leverage. He wants the key in return for their lives. Eduardo goes at him calling him a "sick son of a bitch." Kate pries Eddie off of Deimos and Deimos gives them 48 hours to get the key back to him. None of them know what he's talking about. Abigail overhears their conversation.
On February 8, Abigail wanders into Andre's hospital room waiting for Andre to get released so he can help her find Chad and Gabi. Andre asks Abby not to interfere with Deimos. He's deadly. Andre chastises her for getting involved at all. She shoves him. "You think I'm fragile?" she asks. She won't stop until she brings her friend and husband home. Later, Jen rushes into the pub where she meets Abigail and she needs her advice and confidentiality, letting her mom know Chad and Gabi were kidnapped by Deimos who thinks they stole technology - some key - from him. Jennifer flashes to finding Drew at the docks and goes pale.On February 10, when Abigail visits Dario, he wakes up. He's feeling alright and wants to get his hands on Deimos. Abigail says he can't, and lets him know about Gabi being taken. Dario leaves the hospital of his own accord, and goes to Club TBD where he is feeling dizzy waiting for Myron. He collapses, worrying Abigail.
On February 13, at the TBD office, Dario tells Abigail he's sure that Deimos kidnapped Gabi out of revenge. Dario thought his father would be proud of the hit but he wasn't. Dario admits he shocked himself. This isn't his usual MO. Abigail calls him better than that. She thinks he's smart and "sometimes charming." He grins. She doesn't want him to try to be someone he's not. "Okay," he says, admitting he finds it hard to resist her. Myron walks in, ready to get back to work. Dario wanted to know if he could get the Orwell running. Myron believed he could do it. Dario planned on making it worth it to him if he could do it. Dario ordered Myron to do something to help Gabi and Chad. Abby begged Myron to keep trying to come up with a solution.
Abby meets with Kate, Eduardo and Dario at TBD. They discuss the key that Deimos is looking for and who may have it. Abby gets a text and must go pick up Thomas, but Dario tells her she’s not going anywhere because it’s not safe. Abby says she can survive Salem after dark. Kate whispers to Eduardo that Dario’s concern for Abby is sweet. He replies that he’ll be the same with her if she gives him another chance. Abby leaves, and Dario makes some calls to a friend at the docks. Jen and Abby meet up in the park. Jen promises her daughter that Chad and Gabi will be okay, and feels things will be resolved very soon.
On February 20, In Horton Square, JJ tells Abby that Chad and Gabi have been kidnapped; he needs her help regarding Andre. Abby explains Andre’s kept her at arm’s length recently. After, Abby meets Andre, who assures her he’s on top of the situation with Chad. Andre is called aside and Abby accesses the information on his phone, as she flashes to JJ telling her to do so.
Abigail appears in the police station and confronts Paul and JJ. She wants to figure out a way to get their loved ones back – she took a photo of Andre’s call list from his phone. Paul frets that Sonny’s out there all alone – at least Gabi and Chad have each other. Abby finds herself alone in the offices and photographs JJ’s list of Titan properties. Paul and JJ reappear with an update and leave to check out a possible lead on Sonny. Abigail tells herself she will find Gabi and Chad.
On February 21, Abigail goes to Dario at TBD. He hasn't found Chad and Gabi. She shows him the list of all Titan properties nearby and tells him to do whatever it takes to bring them home. Dario makes a call and hears someone he knows is protecting an abandoned warehouse. He takes off, asking her not to follow, but she does. Abigail burst bursts into the Kiriakis warehouse freezer, and sees Chad and Gabi, half nude and barely breathing. She's startled but quickly starts CPR on Chad, begging him to breathe. He starts breathing and Dario grabs Gabi. At the hospital, Abigail and Dario hear that Chad and Gabi will make a full recovery, though they're still unconscious. Abigail hesitates in visiting Chad. Dario knows it's because they were found nearly naked. Abby says they could have been conserving heat but wonders if she's just being naive. She visits Chad and cries, holding his hand. She's angry with him because she almost lost him. Meanwhile, Dario apologizes to Gabi for not protecting her better. Dario goes to visit Chad, who says Gabi's name while Abigail goes to see Gabi and she says Chad's name.
On February 23, Abigail rushes into Chad's room and hugs him, glad he's awake. Dr. Grant interrupts, examines him, and goes. Once she's gone, Chad admits to Abigail that he kissed Gabi. Abigail tears up. She blames it on the hypothermia, knowing he's committed to her. She goes and Chad flashes to her return after faking her death and dancing with her.
Abigail walks to the park and gazes at the statue Chad had created in her memory. She regrets letting Chad believe she was dead, and starts beating on the statue with her purse. She grabs the statue and throws it to the ground, smashing it. Dario finds her. She opens up about the kiss between Gabi and Chad. Dario's sorry. He's not surprised. He heard Chad call Gabi's name in his sleep in the hospital.Abby wonders if it's too late for her and Chad. Dario doesn't want to see his sister hurt but thinks Chad will forget about Gabi. Abigail thanks Dario for his friendship and hugs him. Abigail returns to Chad's bedside at the hospital and snuggles him. She doesn't notice the bit of lavender (Gabi's favorite flower) he's holding, hinting he's still lingering onto his feelings for Gabi.
Abigail tells Chad she's glad he felt he could be honest about kissing Gabi. They agree to put this behind them. He's being discharged this afternoon. Happy, she snuggles close to him as he laughs. She doesn't regret going after the Orwell device and says she wasn't about to stay home knitting while he took care of business. She sounds like her old self. She invites him on a second honeymoon - to Cancun. Chad says Gabi suggests Cozumel instead. Later at home at the DiMera mansion, Abigail and Chad get cozy on the bed and profess their love for one another and then make love.
Chad offers Abigail a job at DiMera Enterprises. They come up with an idea to bring honour not to the DiMera name by starting a fundraisers where children are read to. They also invite Kate and Andre to move into the DiMera mansion. Chad, Abby, and Andre are at Horton Town Square when Gabi and Ari see Chad, and Ari runs into Chad's arms. Abby leaves and Andre follows. He tells Abby that she has won, but Abby states she and Gabi stem never in competition with be each other. Later, Abby sees Chad on stage with Gabi and Ari as Chad reads to Ari. Andre tells Abby she has to find a way to keep Chad and Gabi apart permamently.
Crimes and MisdeedsEdit
- Made Austin Reed think they slept together (January, 2012)
- Had an affair with EJ DiMera (January-March, 2014)
- Stabbed Ben Weston in the shoulder (April 8th, 2016)
- Tried to kill Ben by setting him on fire (April 11th, 2016)
- Used a lighter and can of gas and set a fire in the hospital (April 16th, 2016)
- Conspired with Andre DiMera and Laura Horton to fake her death (June 24th - December 24th, 2016).
- Breaking and entering; entered the DiMera mansion numerous times without anyone knowing (November-December 24th, 2016).
- Blackmailed Dario Hernandez over his illegal activity (December 9th, 2016).
- Blackmailed Andre (December 21, 2016).
- Entered Eduardo Hernandez's Office without authorization (January 18-19, 2017)
Maladies and InjuriesEdit
- Tied to a bed and nearly burned to death by Ben Weston (December 7-8, 2015).
- Had hallucinations about Ben (March-June 24th, 2016).
- Suffering from PTSD (December, 2015-November, 2016).
- Suffered severe burns from a fire she caused (June 2016).
- Suffering from severe panic attacks (June 2016 - onwards).