|Chad and Abigail DiMera|
|Billy Flynn and Marci Miller as Chad and Abigail DiMera|
|Days of our Lives|
|Portrayed by|| Chad DiMera: |
|Current status||Married (2016-present)|
|Duration||2011, 2013, 2015-present|
|First appearance||March 3, 2011|
|Introduced by|| Chad's Introducer: |
|Fullname|| Chad Michael DiMera
Abigail Johanna Deveraux DiMera
|Nickname(s)|| Chad: |
|Alias(es)|| Chabby |
Chad DiMera and Abigail Deveraux
|Born|| March 3, 1990 (Chad)|
October 19, 1992 (Abigail)
|Age|| Chad (26)|
|Residence|| DiMera Mansion
430 Lakeview Drive Salem, Illinois , U.S. 06649
Casting and Music Edit
Abigail Deveraux Edit
The role of Abigail Deveraux was originated by Meghan and Michael Nelson on October 19, 1992, who shared the role until December 8, 1994. Paige and Ryanne Kettner took over on December 20, 1994, until December 27, 1995, in a recurring capacity. The Kettners were contracted to appear as Abigail, their run started on January 16, 1996, and ended on June 5, 1998, however they returned on October 13, 2000, and had their final run end on January 2, 2001. Megan Corletto portrayed the role of Abigail from January 31, 2001, and remained until May 27, 2003. She was replaced by Jillian Clare from August 28, 2003 to June 24, 2004.
On October 31, 2004, it was announced that the character would be recast and rapidly aged to a teenager with fifteen-year-old actress Ashley Benson signed on to appear as Abby, she first appeared on November 12, 2004. Benson remained with the show for three years until her departure from the soap on May 2, 2007.
In December 2010, it was reported that the character of Abby would be brought back to the canvas with newcomer Kate Mansi assuming the role. Mansi first aired on March 2, 2011.
In January 2016, it was revealed that Mansi will be exiting the show; she last appeared on June 24, 2016. In June 2016, Soap Opera Digest broke the news that newcomer Marci Miller had been cast as Abigail. In the November 14, 2016, issue of Soap Opera Digest, it was confirmed that Miller would make her first appearance as Abigail on November 10, 2016.
Chad DiMera Edit
The casting and character of Chad DiMera (then Chad Peterson-Woods) was announced in late May 2009. Casey Deidrick had joined the cast as Chad. Deidrick revealed in an interview that he originally auditioned for the role of Tad. Despite very positive feedback, Brendan Coughlin was cast in the role of Tad. Deidrick's audition caught the attention of casting director, Marnie Saitta and he was soon called back to audition for the newly created role of Chad. Deidrick tested opposite Taylor Spreitler, whom he had previously met through a mutual friend. Deidrick learned a few weeks later that he had won the role and signed the standard four year contract. In the spring of 2013, the series released a casting call for an actor matching Deidrick's description which led to speculation that the role of Chad was to be recast. At the time, Deidrick's screen time had declined dramatically and he had also booked several guest appearances in prime time. On June 20, 2013, Deidrick confirmed his departure from the series through Twitter and posted a picture of his final script. Deidrick's last air date was October 30, 2013. Michael Fairman revealed that Deidrick made the decision to leave the series earlier that year and also hinted at the possibility of the role being recast. Deidrick told Soap Opera Digest that he wouldn't be opposed to a decision to recast, if it happened. However, the actor also said he was open to return to the series for future guest stints. Of his departure, Deidrick said, "I basically wanted to pursue other opportunities." However, Deidrick was grateful for all he learned. In June 2014, a picture of a script autographed by the Days of our Lives cast members was auctioned off at a charity event, and Billy Flynn was one of the signatures. On August 12, 2014, the producers officially confirmed Flynn's casting to Soap Opera Digest. Flynn was cast in the role of Chad and his first airdate was September 12, 2014.
This supercouple's music is "Because You're Mine", performed by Dasha Chadwick since 2016.
Early romance with Abigail (2011) Edit
In January 2011, Soap Opera Digest reported that Abigail Deveraux (Kate Mansi) would be Chad's new love interest. Deidrick said he immediately connected to Mansi during her screen test. The writers teased the pairing throughout the spring of 2011 as Chad struggles to accept his new identity as a DiMera. According to Deidrick, Abigail is immediately turned off until she realizes that Chad is different from the rest of his family. Deidrick admitted that it was easy for him to work with Mansi due to the closeness in age. In an interview with TV Source Magazine from 2011, Mansi compared Chad and Abigail's dynamic to Romeo and Juliet. The duo shared an "instant attraction" but she distances herself because he is a DiMera knowing her mother Jennifer Horton (Melissa Reeves) does not approve. Mansi revealed that Stefano and Kate would also interfere in the romance forcing Chad and Abigail to "fight for their relationship," which makes them stronger. Deidrick said challenges were inevitable due to the relationship evolving so quickly. Mansi revealed in an interview that Chad "turns to her out of frustration from feeling the push and pull of wanting to be a part of the DiMera family but also not wanting to be apart of something that he feels is immoral." Deidrick explained that Chad can identify with Abigail because he also grew up with a father who neglected him which is why he and Jack don't really see eye to eye. Jack's disapproval of Chad's heritage also drives a wedge between Abigail and her father as she continues to defend Chad.
The onscreen pairing of Chad and Abigail became very popular among fans and garnered the squish name, "Chabby". Jamey Giddens enjoyed Abigail and Chad's new dynamic displayed in their snooping around Cameron. Giddens said that while he wasn't a fan of their initial romance, "Abby and Chad’s scenes were fun, and made me wish I could see more."
They meet in Java Café and Abigail was instantly attracted to him vice versa with Chad. Despite finding out that he is a DiMera, she continues to fall for him and eventually the two of them start dating.
Chad and Abigail got married on March 11, 2016.
Together they have one child while Chad had one daughter:
- Chad and Abigail's first biological child, Thomas Jack Deveraux, was born on November 24, 2015.
- Chad's first born daughter with Mia McCormick, Grace McCormick DiMera, although Chad never knew she was his daughter till months after she passed away because of Bacterial Meningitis. Grace was born in January 26, 2009 and died in June 9, 2009. If she was alive she would have been Abigail's stepdaughter.
Stefano DiMera's son, they began getting closer up to the point that when Chad decided to move into the DiMera mansion, he asked for her help to move in and she excitedly and happily accepted. Abigail and Chad's families, the Hortons and the DiMeras were very disapproved with the romantic relation between them.In August, 2011 he leaves the DiMera mansion after he was shot by one of Stefano's enemies. After that, Chad had decided to not have anything to do with his new found family which helped Chad and Abigail's Romance develop even more. In September, Jack Deveraux, Abigail's father returned. 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 even closer, both personally and professionally. Abigail contributed articles to Chad's website, 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 Jonas after they share a kiss at the town's Halloween party. Meanwhile, Chad, Will and Sonny Kiriakis launch an internet website for sport fans at Salem University. However, they are forced to shut it down when criminals begin using it for illegal gambling. The criminals then kidnap Chad and Melanie and believing they are about to die, the two confess their feelings.
Abigail realised that she was starting to have feelings for the much older, Austin. 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 realised 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. In time she gave them both her blessings.
In 2012, tragedy was spreading, Melanie was unintentionally kidnapped because of Gabi's obsession towards Chad, while Abigail's father Jack Deveraux became a martyr after sacrificing himself to save his daughter from death in an elevator. Chad and Melanie's relationship did not last, Melanie left him after she found out he was keeping the identity of the person who had her kidnapped a secret. Despite them being engaged and with Chad's own reasons for his actions, Melanie left town so she can forget the trauma she had faced in Salem.
Chad briefly reunites with Abigail and exacts revenge on Gabi when he reveals at her wedding to Nick that Will is the father of her unborn child. Abigail dumps Chad forcing Lexie's brother, Cameron Davis (Nathan Owens) to come to her aid. Chad and Abigail eventually patch things up when they learn Cameron has been moonlighting as a stripper. She agrees to a date, but later backs out. Chad is touched when Will and Gabi name their baby Arianna after his deceased daughter, Grace. Chad is mistakenly led to believe he has a brain tumor, and lies to Cameron about his diagnosis to keep him away from Abigail. Chad and Abigail consummate their relationship only for Chad to get shot at EJ and Sami Brady's engagement party. Though he survives, Abigail dumps him after she discovers his lie about the tumor. On October 30, 2013, Stefano accompanies Chad to Boston for a surgery to repair damage from the bullet. 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.
In 2014, EJ DiMera, Chad's older brother and Abigail were getting close and in January, 7 they began having an affair that lasted till March. EJ was desperate to keep the secret of the affair a secret to his then fiancé, Sami Brady. Soon the affair was exposed, and Sami was determined to make EJ and Abigail suffer. She eventually started dating Ben Weston.
In September 12, 2014, Chad returned to Salem and upon seeing EJ,he punched him for sleeping with Abigail after finding out about their affair in Will's article. Chad reconnected with "T", Will (Guy Wilson), Sonny, and Abigail, whose feelings for him had resurfaced once more. He does not like the fact that Abigail is dating Ben Rogers (Justin Gaston, Robert Scott Wilson). He tried to get Ben fired from his club by accusing him of stealing but Sonny disagrees with Chad. Chad charmed Abigail and soon became interested in Ben's sister Jordan Ridgeway (Chrishell Stause). Chad and Jordan began dating, but they soon broke up.
Jordan soon after leaves Salem after receiving a new job opportunity. After Jordan leaves Salem, Chad went back into pursuing Abigail, but, his life got changed once more when he discover his adoptive sister Kristen was killed, and now know that he was the last child in the family. In June 3, 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 threatened the doctors facilitating the paternity test. Chad is disowned by Stefano and, depressed, goes to a bar where he meets Serena Mason. Serena rejects his advances and Chad drunkenly goes after her, waking up the next morning without any memory of anything that happened after he left the bar and soon finds out he's the prime suspect after Serena is found strangled by the "Necktie Killer" in the park. Abigail sticks by him even though she's still with Ben. After the murder of Paige Larson and when Dr. Marlena Evans is attacked when she's unable to help Chad remember what happened the nights Serena and Paige were murdered. After Will was killed, Chad realised it was Ben who was the Necktie Killer he confronted him and they got into a fight that ended with Chad entering into a coma. Abigail continues to believe in him, despite Ben claiming Chad attacked him. Chad was taken into custody after he woke up and continues to be convicted of the murders. 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 away but 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.
Chad is released after Aiden Jennings attacks Hope Brady on their wedding night and he is believed to be the "Necktie Killer." Chad goes to Abigail and Ben's apartment to thank Abigail for believing in him, but Ben (who is the real killer) makes him leave threatening to call the cops. Abigail, who Ben is keeping hostage in a cabin in the middle of nowhere, is forced to call Chad and tell him that she's done with him, she is able to communicate with Chad that she's in trouble without Ben knowing.
A little while later, she started getting pains which she thought were cramps but they later turned out to be labor pains. Abigail gave birth to a healthy baby boy, thanks to a midwife named Wendy Taylor who was killed by Ben after she helped in giving birth to Abigail's son.
Soon after, 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 were returned to Salem. Ben was arrested for the murders thanks to JJ and Lani and Abigail testified and revealed to the police all of Ben's actions. He was put in a jail cell with 24 hours suicide watch over him.
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. He was named "Colin" by Ben but Abigail wanted her son to have his own name and so she renamed him Thomas Jack Deveraux, after her father Jack Deveraux and great-grandfather Tom Horton.
Afterwards, Chad and Abigail start to plan their future together. Abigail revealed to Chad when she first started dating Ben she knew deep down in her heart that she couldn't really be in love with him for she never stopped loving Chad even to this day she still never stopped loving him vice versa with Chad. Chad is later hypnotised by Marlena but is brainwashed by his older brother, 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. On New Years Eve, after Thomas gets sick it's revealed that Chad is his father, not Ben. He and Abigail eventually get engaged. Weeks later, Chad buys the DiMera mansion, and he and Abby move in with their son, Thomas. Chad was later shocked that his father has been murdered. Andre claims that Hope killed Stefano, and Rafe helped her cover it up.
Chad doesn't believe Andre, and refuse to help him after he has been arrested for Stefano's murder. On Valentine's Day morning, Chad and Abigail Vowed to each other that "A Love Like Ours Comes Once In A Life Time." 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 and in their vows they both declare that they are everything to each other, along with their son and promise to love one another forever. 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 stabs him with scissors 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. Ben was arrested and was condemned by the District Attorney Justin Kiriakis to be sane enough to be sent to a Maximum Security Prison.
Later on, 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 realised 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.
Abby disappears, and Chad pools all his resources into finding her. JJ and Jen wonder if Chad broke Abby out, and is hiding her, but Chad swears he isn't. Andre offers to help if Chad bequeaths him an old safe house of Stefano's outside of town. Andre claim he found a letter. Chad reads the meter and becomes convinced Andre has Abby. Andre denies the accusation, but tells Chad he lied when he said that he found the letter. Andre says he saw Abby, and she gave him the letter. Chad still doesn't believe Andre, and leaves. Chad later decides to get close to Andre to find out if he does Abby. Andre claims Abby died in a plane crash, leaving Chad devastated.
As Chad spirals more and more out of control, Jen decides to sue a had for custody of Thomas, believing he can't take care of Thomas. Chad hires Belle as his attorney, but eventually realizes he is in no shape to take of Thomas while he is grieving Abby, so he decides to give up custody. Jennifer also realizes she can't take of Thomas, so the both of them decide to let Thomas stay in the DiMera Mansion with Lucas and Adrienne helping Chad raise him.
Later in September, Clyde Weston escaped prison and made his way to Salem where he had every intention of kidnapping Thomas, who in his delusional mind believed should be Ben's son, even though he knows he isn't his, and reunite him with his "deranged serial killer of a son" believing it will redeem him for the abuse that he had done to Ben as a child. However, his plans had been foiled by the DiMeras and with the help of Adrienne and Lucas, he was arrested once more and sent back to prison.
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 leverage. 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. Thomas wakes up and starts crying, and Chad asks Abby if she can be a mother for Thomas.
When Gabi arrived at the mansion the next day, Abigail revealed herself and she explained that she had recently seen Gabi and Chad kissing in the mansion. Despite knowing that she hadno right to be upset, Abigail couldn't help wondering on how long has that been going on. Gabi realised that Abigail was the one who had told J.J. about the kiss. Gabi explained that they both thought she was dead and wondered how long Chad was supposed to wait and if they had any idea that she was alive it would never have happened. Abigail wondered if Gabi was sure about that.
Before Gabi could respond, Chad returned and told Abigail to stop, stressing that it isn't Gabi's fault. If there is someone to blame it was herself. J.J. arrived as Gabi was exiting the study. Abigail explained that she had begged J.J. not to tell anyone that she was alive, prompting Gabi to wonder how Dario had found out. Chad was shocked that Dario knew she was alive. Meanwhile, Gabi agreed to go somewhere else with J.J. so they could talk privately. Before leaving, she gave Abigail another hug, tearfully declaring, "Seeing you is the best Christmas present."
After Gabi and J.J. left, Abigail turned to face Chad. He wondered if he was supposed to just pick up where he had left off with her and pretend that the last few months had never happened. She believes its possible but he's not sure if its possible. He added, however, that there was a huge part of him that wanted to just take her in his arms, carry her upstairs to their bedroom, and never let her out of his sight again.
Chad wondered if she knew what it was like to live without her. Abigail stressed that she was sorry for what she had put him through. He believed her but insisted that things could have been much different if she had just allowed him to help her. She explained that she hadn't wanted to be a burden to him. He countered that his pain and suffering was the real burden! She started to respond, but he interrupted, adding that they vowed to love each other in sickness and in health! That was his responsibility, not a burden, and he would have done it for her gladly! He would have stood by her, no matter what! Abigail asked if he will stand by her now as she approached Chad and put her hands on his chest. He stammered as he backed away from her, unsure of how to respond to her question. She admitted that J.J. had helped her realise that she had put Chad through the exact same thing Jack had put them through, and that was why she knew just how much pain she had truly caused him. But she told Chad they are meant for each other, she was getting ready to walk out of the nursery, and she was never coming back, but somehow, something caused Chad to walk in there the exact moment that she was there. And it might have been fate, or destiny, or God -- whatever it didn't matter what mattered is that he found her.
Chad stressed that he loved Abigail and would do anything for her and Thomas. But he doesn't know if he can get through this. He doesn't know when he's gonna stop being mad at her, he doesn't know if he can trust that she won't run away every time things get tough again. Abigail wondered where that left things between her and Chad. Fighting back tears, he stroked her cheek as he replied, "All I know is that I don't want to let you walk out that door." He made it clear that although he was going to need some time to figure things out, he wanted her to stay at the mansion during that process. She happily agreed.
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 Abby enjoy some time out with Thomas as a family. Abby is hesitant to be out in public, but Chad encourages her to face her fears. Abby says she is still facing charges for the hospital for, but Chad says they will deal with it together. As the three of them sit in a Park, they managed to get Thomas to say "dada". Abby is happy that she got to be there for Thomas's first word since she missed so many other firsts. Gabi runs into the happy family, and Chad asks to speak to Gabi in private.
Abby takes Thomas back to the DiMera mansion where she puts him down for a nap, and assures him she will never leave him again. Abby silently cries, and Andre enters the room, and asks Abby what's wrong. Abby says Chad is mad at her for leaving, and she is not sure if he will ever forgive her. In the Park, Chad told Gabi he meant what he said about having feelings for her, and that she had awoken him from a long sleep. Gabi tells Chad she still has feelings for him, but their situation had changed. They wish each other well, and Chad goes home where he tells Abby he wants to rebuild their family, but it will take time to trust her 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. After Abigail left to take Thomas to Jennifer's house, Andre stopped by the mansion. 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. While Abigail stood in the hallway, staring at the door, Chad sat on his bed, staring at the wall.
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. Later, Chad was called out by Gabi to the Kiriakis Mansion to stop the fight between Andre and Deimos.
At home, Abigail showed Chad the new clothes she bought for Thomas. She offered to cook for him and he happily agreed.
On January 18, Chad meets Gabi in the park, thanking her for helping him stop the argument between Deimos and Andre. Gabi's afraid somebody will get hurt. Chad asks her to stay away from it.
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. Chad, Sonny, and Dario meet at TBD to discuss the technology and who has the rights to sell it. Meanwhile, 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.
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. In the end the meeting didn't end smoothly for anybody. Later, 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.
On January 25; Chad runs into Gabi at the Horton square. While Chad's coming from a meeting, Gabs says Ari can't sleep due to having bad dreams. Ari jumps into Chad's arms. He calls himself the 'bad dream banisher' and uses an invisible magic wand to banish bad dreams and bring on good ones with puppies and kitties. Chad tells Gabi about a woman in his meeting urging him to incorporate colour into his wardrobe. Gabi offers to help. He stays with the kid and she rushes off to buy him a grey shirt at Janet's Boutique for his meeting in the morning. They discuss family and how many people love Arianna. Chad tells her she and Ari are always welcomed in his house but Gabi says he has his own family. They share a moment before she leaves.
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. Chad meets Sonny at the Kiriakis mansion, and Sonny asks to fix this situation, calling it ugly and dangerous. Chad doesn't think it'll be solved with coffee and bagels. Sonny wants to try to keep this from turning violent, asking for an alliance of their companies. Chad says if they cut Eduardo and Dario out, it'll cause a war. Chad agrees to talk to Andre while Sonny will speak with Deimos. Abigail's, all dolled up with her décolletage lower than her bra. She 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 January 30, Chad calls Abby from the square to check in, and Gabi arrives in time to hear him offer to pick up champagne for later. Chad explains to Gabi that he had to make a decision, and told Abigail they’d be a married couple again. Gabi thinks he looks happy. Chad takes Gabi inside Club TBD to ensure she’s okay. Gabi insists that she is glad his marriage is working out. In Club TBD, JJ and Lani are discussing his failed relationship with Gabi, when he spots her with Chad. He wonders if his sister knows they’re still hanging out. They defend themselves. Chad leaves for home.
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 but soon let it go and 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. 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.
Andre finds Chad at Mandalay. He tells his brother that Gabi and Abby are hanging out and that he and Abigail are on track. Andre's glad to hear that. They get down to business. Andre is proud of the way his brother is running the company and proud to be working with him. "And I'm proud that you are my brother," he says. Later Andre takes a drink of champagne and drops it, then undoes his tie, gasping. Chad goes to him and he falls to the ground.
At the pub, 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. At Mandalay, Andre sips champagne and falls to the ground, poisoned. Chad tends to him, calling for help. Paramedics arrive and take him to the hospital.
Andre is wheeled in with Chad following. Chad calls Abby 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 told Abby on how it might have been her in Andre's place. She's shocked to hear about Andre's state and instantly Chad accuses 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. 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.
Chad and Gabi hide in a closet at the Kiriakis mansion as Deimos walks in. He surprises them with a gun in hand. Deimos pulls a gun at Chad and Gabi at the Kiriakis house, demanding the Orwell. Gabi gives it back and he asks for the key. Chad and Gabi have no idea what he means. Deimos gets unhinged, and demands it. This goes on a while and Gabi unhooks her necklace and drops it on the floor as Deimos moves them to a sound-proof supply closet elsewhere. Once he gets the key, he'll let them go. He takes their phones and snaps a shot of them to prove they're alive. He locks them in and they scream and pound on the door. Soon, He fills her in on Andre's poisoning and Dario's beating. Gabi's in shock and pounds on the door, needing to get to her brother.
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. 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. Deimos walks in with flowers and tells them 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 attack Deimos but Kate pries Eddie off of him and he gives them 48 hours to get the key back to him. 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. Chad still attempts to open the door of the room he and Gabi have been locked in but it won't budge. Chad tries to calm Gabi after she starts to panic worrying she'll never see her daughter again. Things get uncomfortable so they change the subject. A goon, arrives with food and looks at Gabi as if she was a happy meal. Chad gets in his face and he gives Chad a shot to the gut. The guy takes off with their food.
On February 10, when Abigail visits Dario, he wakes up. She lets him know about Gabi being taken. In the closet they're being held in, Chad finally comes to. Gabi thinks he was being stupid to taunt that goon. Gabs admits she's been trying to hide how she feels about him but he urges her to be herself. She can't - because of Abigail. Chad and Gabi discuss their feelings for each other. He admits he loved her too. He loves her. He loves her but he's trying to put his marriage back together. He didn't think it was possible but loves both women and doesn't know how to deal with it. At TBD, Dario has left the hospital of his own accord and is feeling dizzy waiting for Myron. He collapses, worrying Abigail.
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." She doesn't want him to try to be someone he's not. 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.
On February 14, Gabi and Chad remain locked in the freezer and soon the freezer turns on and cold air floods in. Gabi begins to panic and pounds on the door for help. Chad screams at her to shut up and stop acting crazy. Gabi refuses and can’t believe he is so calm. As the locker gets colder, Chad and Gabi realize the only way to survive is with body heat. The two embrace.
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 stops her and informs her it’s not safe. Abby says she can survive Salem after dark. Kate whispers to Eduardo that Dario’s concern for Abby is sweet. Abby leaves, and Dario makes some calls. 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 close 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 her brother told her to do so. Andre returns and takes a call from Eduardo, who says it’s time to do a trade for Chad and Gabi. In the refrigeration unit, Gabi asks Chad to hold her. She worries they’ll never get out, but is glad she’s dying with him. Chad-Gabi-cold-kiss-Days-XJJGabi knows he loves Abigail, but feels they were meant to be – she wishes she’d realized it in high school. They kiss, and undress to share body heat. Gabi says whatever happens, she loves him. Chad loves her too.
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. 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. In the closet where they're being held, Gabi and Chad make out, half naked. He tells her how beautiful she is before passing out. Abigail bursts in and sees them 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 22, Chad's awake in the hospital when Andre visits. He's relieved his brother will be making a full recovery and tells him that Abigail saved his and Gabi's lives. He tells him the Orwell device has been destroyed. He tells him that they need to stop the fighting between families. Meanwhile, Gabi wakes up with a startle, Eduardo calms her down. Gabi cries that she was so afraid and Chad helped calm her. Eduardo can tell she loves him. She doesn't want to talk about it. He goes and she gets out of bed and walks to Chad's room. She barely remembers much but they both remember professing their love for one another and kissing. They both can't stop thinking about it. Rafe arrives at the hospital to see Gabi. Rafe admits he overheard her and Chad talking about kissing. Rafe reminds her that he's a married man. She knows but it was confusing and she does love him. Rafe leaves and Gabi goes back to Chad. She basically tells him that everything that happened in the meat locker should be forgotten, then she runs off with him calling out to her. Andre returns. Chad says he needs to be honest with Abigail about what happened in the meat locker.
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 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. On March 1, Abby informs Gabi that she knows what happened in the meat locker. Gabi tries to defend herself but Abigail tells that she's glad Chad wasn't alone. They hold hands as Gabi promises she'd never stand in the way of her friend's happiness. At the square, Chad thanks Dario for saving his life. Chad asks to settle their differences but Dario doesn't think that's in the cards. Deimos approaches and Dario goes at him. Chad stops him. They exchange words and Deimos goes. Dario wants to kill him. Back at the DiMera mansion, Abigail hears Chad on a call with his publicist Kevin, who quits, saying he can't fix the DiMera name. Abigail reminds him she's done PR and can help him by promoting the positive. She makes a quick call to an old friend and starts things in motion. Chad's impressed. He offers her a job.
Later, Chad talks to Abigail about doing what's best for their family by disarming Deimos, not retaliating. He knows his Achilles heel. Chad saw photos in Deimos' safe of artifacts, or antiquities. He saw an inventory of these antiquities he's planning on stealing or ones he has stolen. Chad needs to talk to Gabi about this since she was there when he found them. The meat locker matter is brought up and Chad apologizes for kissing Gabi again. Abigail's uncomfortable and they decide stop talking about the matter. Later, Chad eats popcorn on the sofa as Abigail passionately talks about some program called Reading to Babies, and again brings up Gabi and how much Abigail trusts Chad's devotion to her. They make out.
On March 3, at the DiMera mansion, Abigail tells Chad someone called about the book donations. Later, Kate and Andre arrive at the DiMera mansion. Chad and Abigail declare that this their house now. She and Chad will decide who is welcomed there. Chad invites Andre to move back into the house and Andre accepts. Kate's surprised when Chad allows her to talk business freely in front of Abigail. Kate wants to concentrate on their core businesses and disregard their enemies, while Andre is keen to sink more ships. Chad tells them about the photographs of the priceless artefacts he found in the Kiriakis safe they can use as an advantage instead of turning to violence. Chad thinks Gabi can help describe the photos. Abigail shot daggers at Kate when she agreed.
At the square, Abigail and Chad tell Andre about the book reading challenge and how it'll make Chad and the family look generous. Suddenly, Gabi appears with Arianna and Abigail looks upset. It's awkward so Abby plasters a smile on her face and takes the kids to the park while Chad discusses the contents of the Kiriakis safe with Gabs and how he wants to steal it. Gabi offers to help. In the park, Abigail and Andre discuss, that he's in her corner. Abby believes the fight for Chad is over and she won. Andre doesn't really believe that. They head back to the square and Chad makes a speech about how important reading is for kids. Arianna interrupts, asking to be read to and Abigail seems put off as Gabi stands over his shoulder, watching. Andre tells Abigail she needs to find a way to keep them apart.
On March 9, Chad tells Abigail he and Andre are going to steal the stolen antiquities from Deimos and sell them. Abby points out that's a crime but he calls it a "victimless" one. They kiss as Gabi walks in. They go off to belly dancing while Chad takes a call from Andre, who says Deimos' Bulgarian antiquities dealer, Grigor, is in Salem to meet Deimos. Later Grigor is sitting with Chad and listening to his offer to buy the antiquities and put them in a museum until he can get them back to their rightful owners. Grigor can see like Deimos, Chad's in it for the profit. Chad remarks that he will get a reward which will be worth more than the artifacts themselves once he returns them to their owners. Grigor can see Chad's got integrity but refuses him so Chad asks him to wait. He has something for him. He goes to the foyer to get a folder when Gabi and Abigail walk in, in their belly dancing costumes. Gregor sees them and assumes Chad did his homework and learned that his wife who passed away was a belly dancer. They head into the lounge and the women dance. Grigor's so impressed he decides to dump Deimos and go with Chad for his business.
On March 13, Chad and Abigail canoodle and kiss goodbye at home before she goes to finish working on the benefit. Chad meets Gabi at the square. He has a gift for Thomas - a baseball glove. He thanks her for the belly dancing performance, saying it helped clear the deal. They reminisce about high school and "flash back" to when she gave him baseball lessons the first time he arrived at Salem high. They laugh and flash back some more to him learning she could pitch better than him. Jennifer watches as Gabi offers to teach Thomas when the time is right. Gabi goes and Jennifer stops Chad and notices how comfortable he is with Gabi. She says it looks like there are feelings there. Chad admits it's true. Jenn demands he talk to Abby about that and stay away from Gabi.
Abby arrives at TBD to discuss details for tomorrow's benefit with Dario. He's mesmerized by her beauty. They discuss supporting Salem high's athletic program and she gives him tango lessons. In the middle, Abigail sees Chad as she dances, instead of Dario. They stop and share a moment. Later, Abigail goes and Gabi arrives. She notes her brother is quiet. He admits he shouldn't have offered to help Abigail with the benefit. He can't get her out of his mind. She gets it. "When someone is emotionally unavailable you're out of luck." Back at home, Abigail thinks it's a little early to be thinking about Thomas playing baseball, when she opens his gift. She and Chad discuss Deimos kidnapping him and Gabi and Abby asks if he wants to continue provoking Deimos.
On March 14, Deimos arrives at the Kiriakis mansion and learns from Victor that Grigor, his antiquities business partner backed out. For he's working with Chad DiMera. Deimos snaps and is confident he can take care of Chad. At the DiMera compound, Abigail worries about losing Chad when Deimos figures out Grigor's working for him now. Sonny arrives. He heard Chad stole valuable revenue from Titan. Sonny thanks them for it could be the beginning of Deimos' downfall. Abigail asks them to give peace a chance, then takes off. Sonny's sorry that Deimos kidnapped him and Gabi. He hopes Chad's still his best friend. Chad says if he knew what Andre was thinking, he never would have allowed him to be kidnapped. They hug. Chad insists they'll always be best friends.
Kate arrives at the DiMera manse and learns Grigor is now working with them. Kate's proud. Chad goes to take a call and tells Kate that sometimes in business you have to bend the rules. Abigail calls it breaking, not bending. DiMera can't ignore such a lucrative side business. Things can get messy. Everyone, including Gabi gets that. Abigail's reminds Kate that she doesn't need Gabi's advice. Chad returns and talks about stepping up security. Later, once they're alone, Abigail gets into a slinky number and makes out with her man. Deimos meets his goon in the alley to discuss everything that Chad and Gabi discussed while locked up. The goon tells him that he heard that Chad's in love with both women. This pleases Deimos.
On March 15, at TBD Chad gives a speech about the DiMera Foundation donating money to local team sports and athletics. After the speech, Chad thanks Abby for the killer speech she wrote. However, he can’t stop thinking about Gabi, and accidentally dumps his beer all over himself. He thinks now he’ll have to go all the way home to change, but Abby has a backup suit for him in Dario’s office. He runs to change, only to have Gabi walk in on him in his underwear. Chad becomes so flustered in trying to get his pants on that he trips and falls over. Gabi tries to help Chad pull his pants up, and they end up giggling. Abby walks in on them.
Chad and Gabi scramble to explain their close proximity to Abigail as he shrugs into his shirt. Talk turns to planning for the event that evening and the girls file out. In the square, Chad observes Abigail and Gabi chatting and looks vaguely uncomfortable. He approaches and kisses Abby. Gabi hastily exits as Deimos watches. Later, Abby leaves and Kate approaches Chad, chiding him about being torn between two lovers. Kate opines that Gabi is so right for him. Chad knows that, but asks her to let it go, as what’s happening with the girls isn’t fair. Chad states that Abigail and Thomas mean everything. Kate questions the strength of that relationship when he’s pining for Gabi. Chad decides he should come clean about his feelings and he muses about avoiding Gabi altogether. Kate once again counsels that he may not have a marriage to save if he tells Abigail how he feels.
Abigail and Chad's Wedding Vows (2016) Edit
Abigail: "Chad... All I want in this world is to be the woman that you see in me, your Abby. If I can somehow give you half as much as you've given me, then you will always be loved and cared for. God knows our story has not been perfect. Definitely we've had our ups and downs. But our love has always been bigger than the two of us. We finally learned how to just get out of its way. Chad DiMera, you're my hero. You are my soul mate. You're my best friend. And you're my true love. I am so honoured to spend the rest of my life with you as my husband and me as your wife."
Chad: "This is new for me. The idea of love and family was... was always loaded... to say the least. When I look at you and our son, I see everything... everything that I could ever want. You made me the richest man in the world because you gave me love... and a real family. Now, I could never say it as... as well as your father did. But I will spend my life honouring that and honouring you and loving you with everything I have in me."
Abigail and Chad's "Once In A Life Time Vow" (2016) Edit
Abigail: "A Love Like Ours–
Chad: –Comes Once In A Life Time."
- Abigail and Chad's "Once In A Life Time Vow" (2016)
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