|Chad and Abigail DiMera|
|Billy Flynn and Marci Miller as Chad and Abigail DiMera|
|Days of our Lives|
|Portrayed by|| Chad DiMera: |
|Duration||2011, 2013, 2015-|
|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 (27)|
|Occupation|| Chad DiMera: |
|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 Chad and Abigail were instantly attracted to each other. 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 finally got married at the DiMera Mansion on March 15, 2016. Sadly they got divorced more than a year later in June 2017.
They became engaged again in August 21, 2017 and they finally got married at St. Lukes on October 4.
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.
In March 3, on his birthday, Chad DiMera (Casey Deidrick) met Abigail Deveraux (Kate Mansi), even though at the time she did not know that he was a DiMera, she was instantly attracted to him vice versa with Chad. Soon she found out about his true identity and although at first she was reluctant to get close to him concerned that he is 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. Later 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.
On New Years Eve 2012, a year after Chad and Abigail broke up, they shared a kiss in midnight. They briefly reunite 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 Grace after his deceased daughter, Grace DiMera.
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. Through the suffering and judging she faced, it led her to get close to Ben Rogers (Justin Gaston).
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 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, despite his interest towards her his heart still lingered for Abigail and thanks to Kate Roberts they soon broke up.
Jordan soon after leaves Salem after receiving a new job opportunity in New York. 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 late April Chad confesses his undying love to Abigail, and reveals that he was just using Jordan to get revenge on her for what happened with EJ. Abigail's feelings and lust for Chad kept growing till in June 3, 2015, Abigail cheats on Ben and sleeps with Chad. However, 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 since he has an interest in the two of them getting together.
Soon after Abigail finds out she's 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. She soon finds pictures of Chad on his phone, many pictures of him and she realizes that he was stalking him. When Abigail suggested to give this to the cops to clear Chad's innocence, Ben admits to being the Necktie Killer and to framing Chad. Abigail tries to get him to get help from Marlena but he refuses. Then when Abigail tries to get away he goes barking mad and 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. When Chad found out that there was something wrong he asked Rafe Hernandez to help find her and after some arguing Rafe agreed. The police tracked Ben and Abigail's location and Chad went looking for them.
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 premature 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 Officer Lani and Abigail testified and revealed to the police of all of Ben's crimes. 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, a new start with no memory of Ben at all 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. He meets Abigail's Grand-Uncle Steve Johnson. 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 refuses 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 day, but on March 1, Chad learns from J.J that Ben has escaped the mental institution he was kept in after having sweet-talked a female guard into letting him walk out. They believed he was coming back to Salem to get Abigail and Thomas, since he still believes Thomas is his son. Chad wanted to keep Ben's escape a secret so she wouldn't panic out of control. But after days of not being able to find and capture Ben, J.J against Chad's request tells Abigail of Ben's escape which causes her to panic.
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, on March 27, Abby saw and communicated with Ben at the DiMera mansion. Ben even picked up Thomas, and Abby told Ben Thomas was Chad's son, and not his. Ben started to leave with Thomas and stopped at the window. Abby yelled at Chad and J.J. to stop Ben from leaving, but there was no one there, and Thomas was safe in his stroller.
Abby continues to have hallucinations of Ben until the real one shows up. In April 7, Ben broke into the DiMera Mansion, and in the living room he confronted Abigail and made it clear to her that he wants her and "their" son back. Abby gets Ben to drop his guard by lying about Chad abusing her, and then seducing him. Abby seduced Ben by lying about Chad abusing her, and then he was taken to her bedroom where she continued to seduce him till she stabbed him in the shoulder with a pair of scissors, and then knocked him out with a lamp. Chad calls her to check up on her, Abigail doesn't tell him that Ben is at the house instead she decides to take care of Ben herself and tells Chad to pick up some groceries so he wouldn't interrupt what she's about to do to him.
Abby tied him to the bed, and woke Ben up just so she could taunt him. Abby struck one match after another which terrified him since he slowly began to realize what she was gonna do. Ben told her that even if she killed him, he will always be with her, though Abigail was not worried as she believed she was doing a public service. Without hesitation, Abby lit Ben on fire. Chad arrived and put out the fire. Ben was burned heavily in his legs. Despite the pain, he tried to make his escape but Chad knocked him out and gave him a busted lip. Abby was furious with Chad as she wanted Ben to die. Ben got arrested, he was taken to the hospital to be treated for his injuries and soon after he was condemned by the District Attorney Justin Kiriakis and the courts 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.
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 have lunch in a restaurant, they managed to get Thomas to say "dada". Abby is ecstatic 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. Gabi tells Chad she still has feelings for him, but their situation has 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 and he agreed. 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. Later, at Club TBD, Abigail and Chad awkwardly chatted as they stared at the dinner menu. Chad wanted to call Jennifer about Thomas. 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 as protective. Chad apologised. Abigail assured him that she did not resent him mentioning a friend who helped him through a hard 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. 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. 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 after so long. After dinner, Abigail and Chad returned home, Abigail thanked Chad for the wonderful evening. 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're friends. Chad later arrived, bothered by how Dario is at the company of his wife 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.
On January 18, Chad meets Gabi in the park, thanking her for helping him with Deimos and Andre. Gabi's afraid somebody will get hurt. Chad asks her to stay clear. Sonny runs right into Abigail at the square. They hug. They catch up and she brings up Gabi and he assures Abigail he is still there for Abigail. Soon after 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 assures him that she's fine with him seeing Gabi, but doesn't look convinced of her own words. Later, she eavesdrops on him calling Sonny for a meeting. 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 three families. They overhear Chad asking for peace before a war starts between them. Dario refuses to share the technology of the device they're now calling 'The Orwell', with the other men. In the end, the meeting didn't end smoothly for anyone. Gabi and Abigail arrive at the park, they agreed to unite to end the war over the Orwell device. Through destroying it themselves. Both Gabi and Abigail meet at the DiMera mansion and plan on how to find and destroy the Orwell device. They talk about Myron, who knows about the Orwell. Abigail agrees to Gabi's plan to seduce him to get info. At the Kiriakis mansion, Chad and Sonny meet, Sonny asks for an alliance of their companies. Chad reminds him that cutting Dario and Eduardo out will start a war. Chad agrees to talk to Andre while Sonny will speak with Deimos. Abigail arrives at Myron's office and fools him easily, she learns Myron's is recreating the data since he lost it. She receives a text from Gabi, telling her to abort just as Dario walks in. Abigail quickly covers and runs out. Chad appears, he sees Abigail dressed up and is 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.
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. While discussing their relationship, Chad reveals he has fully forgiven her for everything. She tells him whether he likes it or not she "belongs" to him and this family. He likes that and kisses her. She wants to take him upstairs to bed. Abigail and Chad make out at the mansion. Until 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. Andre happily wished them luck. Chad takes Abigail to the Salem Inn for a romp. They start feeling more and more amorous. He undresses her and they make love. In their afterglow, Chad tells his wife he wants to be a good husband to her and they eat fries.
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. Gabi meets Abigail at the pub. 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 to be his brother. Later Andre takes a drink of champagne and drops it, then begins gasping. Chad goes to him and he falls to the ground. Chad calls for help. Paramedics arrive and take Andre 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, 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 to recover. 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. 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 poisoning. 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 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 him to get released so he can help her find Chad and Gabi. Andre asks Abby not to interfere with Deimos or get involved at all. She shoves him and tells him that she won't stop till she brings her friend and husband home. Later, Abigail meets with her mother Jen at the pub and she needs her advice, letting her mom know Chad and Gabi were kidnapped by Deimos who thinks they stole some key from him. Chad still attempts to open the door of the locked closet he and Gabi are locked in but it won't budge. Chad tries to calm Gabi after she starts to panic. On February 10, Abigail visits Dario, when he wakes up. She lets him know about Gabi being taken. In the closet, Chad and Gabi discuss their feelings for each other. He admits he loved her too, still does. But he's trying to put his marriage back together. He didn't think it was possible to love both women and doesn't know how to deal with it. At TBD, Dario and Abigail decide to work together to find Chad and Gabi.
On February 14, the freezer that Gabi and Chad are locked in soon turns on and cold air floods in. Gabi begins to panic and pounds on the door for help. Chad screams and orders her to stop acting crazy. Gabi can’t believe he's 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. Later Abby leaves to go pick up Thomas. On February 20, in Horton Square, JJ and Abby meet; he needs her help regarding Andre. After, Abby meets Andre, who assures her he’s handling the situation with Chad. Andre is called aside and Abby accesses the information on his phone as her brother told her to. Andre returns and gets a call from Eduardo, who says it’s time to do a trade for Chad and Gabi. In the freezer, Gabi asks Chad to hold her. She says if they die she's glad she’s dying with him. They soon kiss, and undress to share body heat. Gabi and Chad declare their love for each other.
In the police station Abigail gives JJ the photo she took of Andre’s call list from his phone. JJ returns with an update but leaves to check out a possible lead on Sonny. On February 21, Through Dario's help Abigail finds out that someone he knows is protecting an abandoned warehouse. He takes off and Abby follows. In the closet where they're being held, Gabi and Chad make out, half naked but they pass out before things can go any further. Abigail bursts in and sees them half nude and barely breathing. She quickly starts CPR on Chad, begging him to breathe. He starts breathing as 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 is hesitant to visit Chad, for she wonders what happened between him and Gabi. But she assured herself and to Dario that she believes that they were relying on body heat to survive. Abigail visits Chad and she's angry with him because she almost lost him.
On February 22, Chad's awake in the hospital when Andre visits. He's relieved his brother is recovering well and tells him that Abigail saved him and Gabi. Chad tells him that they need to end the war between the families. Chad is later visited by Gabi after waking up. They both remember professing their love for each other and kissing. After meeting with Rafe, Gabi returns to Chad's room and tells him to forget everything that happened, before leaving. Andre returns and Chad declares he needs to be honest with Abigail about kissing Gabi. Later, Abigail rushes into Chad's room and hugs him, glad he's awake. After being examined by Dr. Grant, Chad confesses to Abigail that he kissed Gabi. She blames it on the hypothermia, knowing he's committed to her. Abigail leaves to walk in the park where she gazes at the statue Chad had created in her memory. She tears up and out of rage she smashes the statue. Dario finds her, he assures her all will be well. Feeling assured, Abigail returns to Chad's bedside at the hospital and snuggles next to him.
Later, Abigail tells Chad she's glad he was honest about kissing Gabi. They agree to put this behind them. He's being discharged soon. Later at the DiMera mansion, Abigail and Chad get cozy on the bed, 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. Surprisingly as Gabi panics, Abigail says she's glad Chad wasn't alone. Gabi promises she'd never stand in the way of her happiness. At the square, Chad thanks Dario for saving his life. Also asks to make peace between them but Dario rebuffs. Deimos arrives and things get heated. They exchange words and Deimos goes. 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 promote the positive. She makes a quick call to an old friend and starts things in motion. Chad's impressed and he offers her a job.
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 invite Andre to move back into the house and he 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 ignore 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 believes otherwise. 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 warns Abigail 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 Grigo and Chad meet so he can buy the antiquities and to put them in a museum until he can get them back to their rightful owners. Chad assures him that he will get a reward which will be more worth than the artifacts themselves once he returns them to their owners. Grigor can see Chad has 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 impressed he decides to dump Deimos and do business with Chad instead.
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. 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. 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, 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. Kate arrives and learns Grigor is now working with them. Chad goes to take a call and Abigail and Kate argue about business ethics and then Kate mentions Gabi which annoys her. 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. 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 by mistake dumps his beer all over himself. Abby has a backup suit for him in Dario’s office. He runs to change, only to have Gabi walk in on him. Chad trips and falls over. Gabi tries to help him, they end up giggling as Abby walks in on them. Chad and Gabi scramble to explain their close proximity to her as he shrugs into his shirt. Talk turns to planning for the event that evening and the girls leave. In the square, Chad observes Abigail and Gabi chatting, disturbed he approaches and kisses Abby. Gabi hastily exits. Later, Abby leaves and Kate approaches Chad, chiding him about being torn between two lovers. 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 muses about avoiding Gabi altogether.
On March 20, Chad sees Abigail in her dress. He calls her stunning and admits he's nervous because he needs to talk to her about his feelings for Gabi. He tells her he has feelings for Gabi. Abigail tears up. He wants to get over Gabi so he plans to cut Gabi out of his life. He informs her that his love for Gabi will fade but his love for his wife is forever. Abigail will have to cut Gabi out of her life as well. Chad goes to get the car as Jennifer appears. Abigail cries in her mother's arms and tells her everything. Abigail blames herself for setting this all in motion. Jenn won't believe that. Chad returns. Abigail goes to fix her makeup and Chad guesses Abby told her. He vows to put Abigail and Thomas above all else. Abigail and Chad arrive at TBD where the party is active. Later, outside, Chad and Gabi meet and he professes his love to Gabi. But he can't be anywhere near her again, because he's working on his marriage. She understands. Chad says once his feelings have passed, they can be friends again. Eli walks up, interrupting. Introductions are made and they head inside.
Gabi's distant with Eli and runs off to Chad's office to try to get it together, but ends up sobbing. Abigail follows her. Gabi lets her know she will stay out of Chad's life. Abigail knows they need to be apart for a time but someday they'll be a part of each other's lives again. Later she dances with Dario until Chad cuts in on them and their song starts playing. Deimos' goon appears and tells Abigail he's a reporter for Salem Spectator. He asks for a quote about the evening. She follows him out. Gabi tells Eli she's sick and heads home and when Chad starts his speech, he calls for Abigail. When she doesn't come, Dario goes outside to find her and sees her wallet and bag on the pavement. Deimos' goon captures Gabi at the park. At TBD, Chad introduces Abigail during his speech at the party but she doesn't appear. Dario rushes back inside to tell Chad. They worry and Chad calls Abby but she doesn't answer. Chad gets a text from Abigail's phone revealing their location. He runs out. Deimos' goon shoves Gabi into a warehouse where Abigail's been tied up.
Chad searches the alley outside the warehouse for Abigail and Deimos' second goon knocks him out. Chad is dragged inside and tied up. Abigail calls his name and he awakens. He starts yelling, asking what's going on and notices Gabi and Abigail have had IVs inserted into their arms. Chad demands to know what's in them. A speaker on a table and a voice-scrambled Deimos taunts Chad about being helpless. He explains that there's a fast-acting poison in the IV bag and his man will give Chad enough antidote for one woman. He has thirty seconds to choose who. Chad's let loose but doesn't know which girl to give the antidote to. Gabi tries to free herself. Chad gives Abby the antidote. Gabi loosens her binds, coughing from the poison. As time runs out, Chad throws Gabi the rest of the antidote. Gabi frees herself and gulps it back. Dario, JJ and Paul burst inside. The men untie the women and get them to the hospital. Gabi starts convulsing and Abigail passes out.
At the hospital, Abigail's unconscious with Chad at her side, asking her to fight. Dario appears and tells Chad Gabi's the same. Chad blames Deimos and fills him in on what happened before he got to the warehouse. JJ and Paul watch over Gabi and Paul calls Sonny to fill him in on what's happened. Dario stays with Abby while Chad leaves the room and before she wakes up, Dario tells Abigail he's in love with her. Once awake, she asks for Chad. Chad returns and kisses his wife. She worries about Gabi and asks him to find out how she is so Chad goes to check. Paul and Sonny visit Abigail and Sonny vows to ensure her safety. Chad can't get Gabi to wake up so Dario takes over watching her and Chad leaves her room.
On March 27, Abigail's woken up on the sofa of the DiMera mansion by Thomas' crying. She insists to Chad that she's fine. Abigail wants to see Gabi despite the boundaries they set, Chad calls her a saint. They arrive at the hospital and Dario tells them Gabi's still unconscious. He blames Chad before stomping off. Eddie thanks Chad for saving his daughter's life. When Eddie leaves, Chad sits at Gabi's side and tells her he needs her to get better. Meanwhile, Abigail finds Dario. He apologizes for going off on Chad. Abby understands. As they talk, Dario confesses he's in love with Abigail. She's shocked and informs him that she doesn't share the same feelings towards him. He tells her Chad doesn't deserve her. Abigail finds Chad near the hub. Suddenly, Eddie rushes out of Gabi's room, asking for the doctor. He tells them that she started fighting. Chad's relieved. When Chad looks through the window of her room, Abigail notices how thrilled he is and is concerned.
On March 28, at SPD, JJ shows Chad a photo of Deimos' goon, Rigo. Chad lies that he hasn't seen the man. Chad leaves but not before mentioning that he'll take care of it himself. Outside the Brady pub one of his men capture Deimos and bring to the same warehouse where he, Abby and Gabi were held. There he has his man tie Deimos up to a chair and beat him hard as his face is nearly completely covered in blood. He stops and Chad wonders what kind of sick animal would poison two women because he was bested by another man. Deimos says the war is supposed to be over. He rants about Chad stealing his antiquities business and Chad taunts him about Nicole leaving him. It works, Deimos yells at him to shut up. Chad pulls a gun but Deimos doesn't think Chad's a killer. Chad agrees... for now. He tells him the war ends now and leaves Deimos helplessly tied up and wishes him luck in getting out.
In March 30, Dario arrives at the DiMera mansion to discuss his profession of love for Abigail. Abby says there's nothing to discuss. She's in love with Chad and says she can't hang out with him. Dario understands and offers to be there for her if Chad ever hurts her. Jennifer arrives. He goes and Abigail fills her in on on his feelings and how she told him they can't hang out anymore. At another location, on a park bench, Hope taps into a call Deimos makes where he's promising to make Chad DiMera pay. Hope arrives at the DiMera mansion to warn Abigail. Soon Chad comes home and finds Abigail upset at the DiMera mansion. She heard he was responsible for beating up Deimos and asks if it's true. Chad says he gave him a small taste of his own medicine. Abigail starts screaming about retaliation and how she can't lose him or Thomas.
Later Abigail and Chad arrive to check in on Gabs. Gabi thanks Chad for saving her life. Abigail leaves but asks Chad to stay. Andre finds Abigail home working. She tells him Chad's with Gabi and he's immediately on alert, thinking Gabi will manipulate Chad. Abigail informs him that Gabi's not like that. Andre encourages her to find a way to remind Chad she's the love of his life. He goes and Chad returns looking glum. Abby suggests they do something nice for themselves like renew their vows. He likes that idea and they embrace. On April 3, Kate walks into the mansion as Chad and Abby are discussing renewing their vows. Abigail goes to take a call and Kate questions Chad about his lingering feelings for Gabi. Chad says he's devoted to his wife and son. Abigail overhears the conversation when Chad reveals his feelings for Gabi are still with him but he's going to devote himself to his wife. Later, once alone, Abigail tells Chad she's decided the vow renewal is a bad idea, mentioning Kate's words. Chad tells her to forget Kate and keep their plans.
Chad and Abigail walk into the pub and the air grows cold as they spot Gabi and Dario. When Abigail gets a call and runs to take it outside, Gabi follows and hears Abby telling Jennifer about renewing her wedding vows. Abigail disconnects from Jenn and apologizes to Gabi for what she overheard. Gabi admits it was unexpected and says she followed her out there to tell her she has to take a step back from their friendship. Abigail agrees it's the right thing to do. They hug and part ways and Dario goes home as Gabi calls Eli to hang out. Later, Chad and Abby return home and have sex. Later that night, in her bedroom, Abigail awakens screaming from a nightmare in which she finds Chad making love to Gabi in the parlor. She’s so rattled and worries it might prove to be true, but discovers Chad alone when she goes downstairs. Chad confirms he’s still on board for their vow renewal. Abigail leaves and Theo shows up wanting to ask Chad about advice on his relationship with Claire.
In the parkette, Abigail admits to JJ that she’s thinking about Chad and Gabi. She’s concerned whether their marriage is what he really wants. JJ thinks she should just be grateful and not to doubt Chad’s love for her. Abigail hugs him and he goes. Later, Abigail joins a sleeping Chad in bed and whispers that she needs to believe he loves her as JJ said. She picks up his tablet off his chest and sees a photo of him and Gabi. In the morning, Chad and Thomas wake Abigail up at the DiMera mansion. Abby tossed and turned all night and when Chad asks if she's okay, she flashes to Chad looking at a photo of himself with Gabi, but says she's fine. They chit chat before getting out of bed. Later, once they're dressed, Kate arrives and shows Chad that the business they stole from Deimos is doing well. Abigail takes an interest, annoying Kate. When Kate goes to take a call, Abigail rants that he hasn't gone legit yet. Chad says that he plan on it once Deimos is out of the picture. Abby glares at Kate on her way out but overhears Kate ask if they are going to pass every decision past "her moral compass" which they wouldn't have to do if he was with Gabi. Abigail reappears and tells Kate to "shut the hell up" or she is no longer welcomed into her home, silencing her before leaving.
On April 12, JJ arrives at the DiMera mansion and tells Chad and Abigail that Gabi's father was arrested. Chad and Abigail feel bad and will contact her. Chad leaves and finds Dario in the parkette and says he's sorry to hear about his father's imprisonment. Dario doubts it and they argue. Dario snaps at Chad to focus on his wife, for Abigail deserves more than what Chad is giving her. Chad starts to laugh, and realizes Dario is in love with his wife. At the pub, Abigail, Eli, JJ and Lani, Sonny and Paul gather for a party to celebrate tomorrow's vow renewal. Chad appears and each give a sweet speech. As they talk, Gabi walks in and runs out. Everyone notices and Eli goes after her. At home, Chad tells Abigail about running into Dario, and asks if they have feelings for one another. Abby denies it, but when confronted, admits she knew he had feelings for her. The baby cries and Abigail runs off to care for him while Chad glances at a ring box. Later, the baby's asleep and they're in bed, Abby finds a ring box on the floor. She opens and finds a ring, she smiles anxiously for tomorrow.
On April 13, Chad and Abigail enthuse over their vow renewal before Chad goes to a meeting with Lucas. Once he's gone, Jennifer arrives with Abs' dress. Later she realizes she needs photos of Chad for a slideshow she's preparing so as she leaves, Abigail gathers some photos. JJ brings Abigail the wedding cake and he shares his concern about Chad and Gabi. Abigail tells JJ she wants to focus on the wedding only. JJ leaves and she puts the baby to sleep while looking at old photos. She finds Chad's old year book in her bedroom, Abigail reads Chad's high school yearbook where Gabi signed it with a note. Andre interrupts with flowers for her special day and she shares her insecurities, that Chad loves Gabi more than her. Abigail thinks she needs to step aside. Andre shares that Abigail's intense love for Chad brought out the best in him and in Chad. Abby doubts that. Andre calls her Chad's future. Abigail worries that may not be true but Andre insists and she comes around.
In the living room, Kate, JJ and Jennifer arrive. As Kate's about to object to the vow renewal, Andre bursts in and puts her in her place. Chad and Abby give a sweet speech and ask everyone to join hands. Andre forces Kate to hold Jennifer's hand. The vows begin. As Chad speaks his vows he gives her a new ring to commemorate a new beginning. Abigail talks about how he turned things around for her, saved her, and then she falters. Abigail doesn't want him to give up on who he truly loves, and has realized that life's not a fairy tale. She asks everyone to give them time alone and once they leave the room, Abigail says she can't do this. He cries as she says she can't be his wife anymore. Declaring that he belongs with Gabi. Chad is furious. She says his vows were touching and she’s sure he wants to mean them, but the most loving thing she can do is let him be with Gabi. She questions if he would have saved Gabi before her. He wonders if Abby’s going to abandon him again. In tears, she insists that she will never love anyone like she loves him, but she won’t settle for less than all of him. She places her ring on the desk and kisses him goodbye.
Later, Andre strolls in and Chad tells him what happened. Andre encourages him not to give up on his marriage. Chad gives him a hug and goes. Abby wanders the streets and sits on a bench to cry. Dario spots and comforts her. Meanwhile, Chad and Gabi cross paths. On April 18, Abigail rants to Dario that if she renewed her vows, it'd be a lie. She wants his undivided attention and since it wasn't happening, she couldn't call her marriage a marriage. Abigail gets her back up and says that for the first time, she's seeing things clearly. She heads home to pack. Gabi passes Chad at the park and he tries to fill her in on what happened at the vow renewal but she already knows. Kate told her. Chad tells her that Abigail doesn't think he loves her enough because he's still in love with her. He explains everything that Abby accused him of and Gabi stops him. She's not the person he should be discussing this with. She urges him to fight for Abigail. Abigail runs into Chad on her way out of the DiMera mansion. She tells him she's staying with her mom. He tears up and begs her to stay but she leaves.
On April 21, in the pub, Abigail is calling someone about a job. Later Jenn arrives and they discuss her reasons for leaving Chad. At home, a saddened Chad is visited by Sonny. He suggests to Chad to give his wife space and focus on Thomas. Later, Abigail goes to Chad at the mansion. He takes Abigail to the square. He had it cleared and he shows her that he has written down his vows. He wants her to have those so she can know that he means them each day. However she feels he's trying to buy her back. He reminds her that renewing their vows was her idea and that she dropped everything during the ceremony. She says she stopped living in denial and that she wants to be loved with his whole heart before she gives him back his written vows. Chad fails in getting his wife back. Abigail and Maggie drop by the SPD with muffins. When Maggie leaves, Abigail notices a flyer that says SPD is searching for a receptionist. She calls the number on the flyer.
In April 27, at the square, Chad calls Abigail, and leaves a message for her to meet at the house. Abigail arrives at the mansion, runs upstairs and returns with Thomas. She writes Chad a note and leaves. When Chad arrives, he bumps into the nanny who informs him that Abby took the baby. Chad reads Abby's note and calls her. Jenn meets Abby at the pub. Abby ignores Chad's call. She lets her mom know she's renting a room at the Martin House and that she is the new receptionist at the SPD. Jenn's proud. At the mansion, Chad finishes up a meeting with Lucas and Kate. When Lucas leaves, Kate reveals that she has a new business venture to discuss that isn't quite legal. Chad agrees to it. Abigail overhears and shows herself once Kate leaves. Abby doesn't like what he's doing. Chad doesn't care, he doesn't like that she took their son from his house. They start arguing and he reminds her that he's been caring for his son alone, all these months. She doesn't think he's playing fair and walks out with him yelling an apology after her.
In May 1, Chad is walking in the Horton square where he comes across Eli and Gabi kissing, a call from Abigail comes in for Chad, his phone beeps and Gabi and Eli break from their kiss. As he tries to engage her, Gabi tells him to go back to his wife. At the park, Abigail disconnects from her call to Chad as Dario arrives. Abby tells Dario she saw Eli and Gabi kissing and that Gabs insisted she has moved on. Dario asks if she's sure she wants to move on from Chad. Abby doesn't feel she has a choice, believing Eli is just a rebound. At TBD, Dario gets Abigail a drink and they discuss her first day at SPD coming up. Nearby, Kate does business on a call with Chad. When she spots Dario with Abigail, she asks him to come to TBD. Chad walks in and sees them. He approaches and asks why she called. She lies that it was a pocket dial. Dario tries to get Chad to leave. Chad's pissed and they start getting physical. Kate rushes over and she and Abs tear the men apart. Kate takes Chad outside. Back at the club, Dario tells Abs he'll be her loyal friend till the end, and knows she doesn't see him as anything else. She thanks him and leaves.
The next day, Chad summoned Kate to the mansion. He informs her about a call with Grigor about buying this ancient Egyptian amulet, which is worth 20 million. He also mentions it's cursed, revealing those descendants who owned it all died. Kate finds it amusing. At the Horton square, Jennifer runs into Abigail on her way to SPD for her first day at work. Abigail leaves Thomas with Jenn for a visit. At SPD, Abigail helps her brother JJ with an operation. Soon she runs into Tripp. They introduce themselves and learn they're cousins. He wants information on Ava's death so Abigail brings a copy of her file for him. He takes a look at it and learns Ava was in the hospital when Steve killed her. Abigail reveals that his mother attempted suicide at his father's house. Jennifer arrives at Chads with Thomas and tells him Abigail's at her new job as the receptionist at SPD. Chad worries Abby's newfound independence will allow her to be open to other men like Dario. Jenn rebuffs. Abigail arrives at Chad's on her lunch break with Thomas' favorite toy. He apologizes for his behaviour last night and declares that he'll never give up on her and will give his support for her needing space.
In May 8, Abigail is visited by Dario at SPD to ask her out to dinner - as friends. She agrees. At the DiMera mansion, Chad tells Kate he is flying to Greece tonight to buy the amulet. Kate has had time to reflect and thinks this a bad idea. Chad mocks her, asking if she's afraid of the curse. She insists she's not but is worried for his safety. He declares it's good for him to take his mind off of things. He calls Abigail to let her know he's going to meet her at work. Chad arrives at SPD with Thomas and lets Abigail know he's leaving town on business. She asks where he's going but he doesn't share. She has Thomas say goodbye to his daddy and asks him to be careful. Chad returns home, dejected. He bemoans his promise to Kate to keep DiMera business legit. Kate says the company is at risk. They have to ensure Thomas' legacy is secure. Chad agrees. He'll go. His house doesn't feel like home anymore anyway. At the square, Abigail and Dario chat. Later, he holds Thomas so she can eat and when Chad and Kate walk up. They walk away and Abigail tells Dario she doesn't love him and doesn't want to lead him on. He claims to be aware of that. At the pub, Kate and Chad drink and Chad rants about Dario hanging around with his wife and his son.
Later, Hope bumps into Abigail at the square. Abby reveals Chad is leaving on business. Hope is instantly suspicious. At the DiMera mansion, Harold arrives and informs Chad that his security guard had an accident while his other security detail fear about the curse of the amulet. He declares he'll go himself. Hope arrives at the DiMera mansion. She was sorry to hear of his break up. Hope sees his luggage and questions where he's going. He assumes Abigail ratted him out. After Hope leaves, Chad calls Abby and meets with her at the square. He accuses her for ratting him out to Hope. They argue. He tells her about the figurine he bought her and how he accidentally broke it. Emotionally, he says that no matter how broken something appears to be, you can always fix it. Abby disagrees. On May 15, a sobbing Abigail reveals to both Dario and later her mother that she has filed for divorce from Chad. Jenn believes she is making a huge mistake. In Greece, Chad buys the amulet and stuffs it in his jacket as Hope appears. Later while in his room with Hope, Chad gets an email and he informs Hope that Abigail filed for divorce. They ponder what's behind it and Hope suggests that she could change her mind. Chad informs her on Dario's possible involvement. Hope thinks that's crazy. Chad disagrees.
On May 16, at the parkette, Dario informs Abigail that he’s being deported and that his only option would be to marry an American citizen, he wonders if Abigail would be willing. Abigail has to do what’s best for Thomas and Chad, and doubts he would approve. Dario understands. In Greece, Chad runs into Gabi, Sonny and Paul. Soon after, Chad informs Gabi that Abigail filed for divorce. Chad feels Abby wants to rid herself of their past. Gabi wonders if he blames her for the divorce, he doesn’t. On May 18, at TBD, Dario fills Abigail in a story that explains his life would be endanger if he's sent back to Mexico. Later, Abigail runs into Adrienne, Ari and Lucas at the square. She learns that Gabi is in Greece and assumes that Chad has reunited with her. Abby returns to Club TBD and agrees to marry Dario. In Athens, Chad tells Hope that he decided to find a way to accept the divorce. Later with Gabi he shows her the cursed amulet and they argue about it. When Chad takes Gabi to the hotel after she twists her ankle, they see their room tossed. A man holds them by knifepoint and demands the amulet. Chad gives it up. But Gabi reveals she has the amulet. Eli arrives and is filled in on the theft. Later, Eli breaks up with Gabi, because of her love for Chad. At TBD, Abigail and Dario agree to tell their close family the truth about their charade of a marriage. Dario reveals that they have an appointment with an immigration officer. They meet Officer Gilman and they share how they met and started falling in love as a part of their coverup.
On May 24, Chad assists Sonny, Paul, JJ, Gabi, Lani, Eli and Hope in arresting Deimos and Xander for kidnapping Nicole and her daughter Holly. They celebrate as they believe they have defeated Deimos. Later on a plane heading back to Salem they crash on a deserted island. Gabi blames Chad she believes the amulet is the cause of all their problems. Later, he lies to her and claims he got ride of it much to her joy. But in truth he dug it from the place he buried it and placed it in his pocket. In Salem, at the Salem P.D., Rafe and Abigail see Hope strolls in with a cuffed Deimos. Abigail tells Deimos she hopes he rots in hell. Later, Hope takes Abigail aside and notifies her that Chad isn't with Gabi and in fact, he was deeply saddened by the divorce papers but Abigail insists that she has made the right decision.
On June 1, in the square, Abigail wonders if she's right about marrying Dario. Dario appears with a bag full of stuff for their room and asks if she told Chad about their upcoming marriage. She hasn't and is concerned on how she'll convince Chad and Gabi that they're in love. On the island, Gabi and Chad fish for food while reminiscing there past. Later, as she looks for the knife, she finds the amulet. They argue about whether or not it's cursed and then make out. In Salem, Abigail lets Dario into her room at Martin House. Afterwards, once he's gone, she calls her uncle Justin to ask for information on Dario to check if his life threatening story is true. Dario returns and they go over their story and he leaves to talk to Rafe. Abigail takes a nap and dreams Chad's with her on her bed wondering how she could do this to their marriage. She wakes up with a startle, Dario returns and she informs him that she senses that Chad is in danger.
For most of June, the Castaways; Chad, Paul, Sonny, Lani, JJ, Eli and Gabi struggle to survive on the island, till help arrives. Paul is stung by a bee that gives him an illness and causes him to have hallucinations. Later, JJ and Lani found a human skull and next to it they found the diary of the previous visitors of the island. The diary revealed that one of their own was infected with a certain illness called Jungle Madness, this sounded familiar to Chad for his brother Peter was infected by it decades ago. In Salem, Abigail asked her mother if she'll support her decision in marrying Dario. She won't for marriage should be done out of love and she believes Dario is manipulating her. Even after Abigail confirmed that Dario's story is true, still Jen was against her plan. Later, Dario informs Jen and Abby that the plane carrying Chad, JJ, Gabi, etc. disappeared. On the island, the castaways found out Paul was infected with Jungle Madness for he attempted to kill Eli and knocked Gabi out. Everyone had debates as how to handle the situation; Eli believed if necessary Paul should be put down. But Sonny was against him completely. In the end, Paul was captured and tied down.
During there time on the island, Chad and Gabi decided to move forward with their feelings and had sex on the beach. While in Salem, Abigail was pushed by Dario to finalize the divorce from Chad by going to the Dominican Republic but her mother convinced her to wait till Chad returns, for she knows she is making a big mistake by marrying Dario, since her heart belongs to Chad. Abigail was conflicted but she agreed. The next day, the castaways were saved by John and Marlena. On June 21, Chad finally came back to Salem with open news that he and Gabi are now a couple. At the DiMera mansion and they were soon visited by Rafe with Ari. When Rafe was informed of Gabi and Chad coming together, he appeared somewhat disturbed with this. Later at the Salem P.D. he informed Hope of Gabi and Chad being together and is worried for he knows Chad still harbours feelings for Abigail and Hope concurred.
After Rafe leaves, Abigail arrives with Thomas as she walks in on Chad and Gabi kissing. Chad grabs his son. Gabi gives them privacy and Abby and Chad get into it about their divorce. Abby asks him to sign the papers as soon as possible for she's gonna marry Dario. Disbelieved, Chad calls his lawyer so he can end things as soon as possible, tearing up while on the call. Afterward, he tells Abs that it'll be taken care of by the end of the day. Abigail's sad. This isn't how she wanted it to go. Chad snaps, asking if their marriage meant anything to her. Abby's startled and can't believe he would ask that. In anger, Chad offends her by assuming that she's been sleeping with Dario. Abby cries and runs out, while Chad starts drinking heavily. Later, Andre and Kate arrive and are happy to see Chad and Gabi. Kate announces she’s a DiMera again. Stunned, Chad and Gabi listen as they explain needing to marry to secure DiMera Enterprises upon Chad’s return. Kate claims she will return the company to Chad in six months, which stuns him right out the door to call the board. Later, Chad returns and confirms he has to wait six months to regain control. Chad warns them that he'll watch them closely.
In June 27, Abigail and Chad received confirmation that there divorce papers have been finalized and they are officially divorced. Gabi finds him in the living room, and she is informed and sees it as a new beginning. While Dario arrives with a pair of rings and learns that Abigail's divorce is final. He tells her that he hopes he could make her forget about Chad. Later Chad and Gabi arrive at the Martin House and run into Dario and Abby. The divorce is brought up, as tension washes over them. Soon after everyone at the party have a toast (not knowing Deimos has sipped in a drug known as Halo 2.0 in the cups). Soon Abby and Gabi, who are tipsy, get catty over Chad, who rushes after Abby. Up in her room, Abby stumbles, Chad appears and catches her before she falls. Abby and Chad are both high and try to discuss how to get along for the sake of their child. Abigail thinks they're renewing their vows. Abigail confesses that she can never happy with anyone but him. Neither want to be without the other. They recite loving vows for a new beginning and give into a passionate kiss, but were interrupted when they hear a noise from outside. Chad finds out it's Deimos and both he and Abigail run after him.
Hours later, Chad and Abigail wake up in her room, they barely remember anything that happened. In the living room they learn everyone who was in the party was heavily drugged by Halo, courtesy of Deimos. Sonny and Paul reveal that Deimos stole the amulet that Sonny took from the island, after Chad buried it. Later, Gabi takes Chad aside and informs him that he has Abigail's lipstick in his collar, and he begins to have flashes of kissing Abby. Gabi goes to open the window for some fresh air, but she finds Deimos' dead body and screams in horror. Commissioner Raines arrives and puts everyone as a suspect in this murder. Up in her room, she remembers the wedding vows she made with Chad. After given permission to leave the property, Abigail went to the SPD, for her brother was taken to be interrogated after Lani revealed that she remembers JJ attacking Deimos. Chad is in the Horton square, and he can't stop thinking about Abigail. Chad calls her and tells her to meet him at the square. When she arrived they agreed that the kiss meant nothing. Also they assured each other that they will always care for one other.
In July 3, Abigail is pressured into marrying Dario, while she is facing a family crisis, since her brother is arrested for Deimos' murder. However, he insists he is running out of time. At Club TBD, Dario learns that the courthouse is full but he spots Abe, and asks him to pronounce them husband and wife as Abigail gasps. At the Salem P.D., Jennifer pleads with Chad to stop Abigail from marrying Dario and tells him that she still loves him. While in TBD, Abe takes Abby aside to ask if this is really what she wants. Abby assures him it is. After getting authority from Jennifer to perform the ceremony, Abe begins. As Abigail repeats after Abe, Chad and Gabi walk into Club TBD. Chad believes Abby is being manipulated by Dario. Chad refuses to leave when Gabi suggests and insists to watch them actually go through with this. Abby invites him to stay if it'll prove their marriage is real. While doing so, Chad imagines stopping her and declaring his love for her. In reality, Abe pronounces them husband and wife. After the ceremony, Chad and Dario bicker about Thomas. He makes it clear to Dario that he'll never be Thomas' father before leaving. Later, Abby and Dario make a toast and thanks her for the sacrifice she’s made for him. He promises to be a good husband and father. Gabi finds Chad at the DiMera mansion and he assures her that Abby is his past now and she is his future. But Chad is clearly still bothered.
Later on, at SPD, Abigail arrives and JJ notices her wedding ring and she tells him she and Dario married. JJ is outraged. Abigail tries to explain. Later, in the park, Abigail explains to her mom that she and Dario had to marry quickly or he would have been deported. Afterwards, Chad runs into Abigail and they try to remember what happened. Later, Chad confesses to Gabi of what happened in the Martin house party and assured her it was nothing. In July 10, Abigail begins to have suspicions about Dario when he reveals that he's planned a huge honeymoon. She wonders as to how he can afford it all. Hope warns her to be careful of Dario. Soon she learns JJ is freed. Chad visits Sonny with Gabi and Ari after he was arrested for Deimos' murder. Later Theo drops by the mansion and plays chess with Chad. Theo brings up needing a summer job and Chad hires him to help their tech team, even though Abe won't approve. Gabi interrupts and Theo leaves.
In the morning, Jennifer begs Abigail to rethink her marriage. Later, Abby finds stacks of cash under her bed upstairs. She confronts Dario but he covers. Abigail leaves and gets a bug from her co-worker, Mel. Abigail enters and places a bug in Dario's office at TBD. Dario waltzes in, but Abigail covers and leaves. Back at Martin House, she listens into Dario and Myron's conversation about a new counterfeiting operation he's got going. Later, she meets with Andre in the DiMera mansion, and informs him of everything she knows about Dario. Andre brings in Theo as their hacker but Abigail disapproves. He convinces her and asks Theo to break into GDR files. Later Abigail and Theo break into Dario's office. Theo hacks into the system and learns that he's been hacking into major companies such as Countess Wilhelmina. Abigail and Theo hide when Dario returns and when he leaves they leave with the thumb drive. Abigail can't believe how Dario could steal from Thomas' inheritance after everything she's done for him. She asks Theo not to tell Chad but he does. Theo goes to Chad and he spills everything he knows. Chad arrives at the Martin house, where Abigail waits to confront Dario. He worries Dario will hurt her. They argue more before Chad leaves.
In July 19, Abigail confronts Dario about being a money launderer and a thief and shows him the proof on her laptop. She is disgusted that he’s been stealing from her son’s inheritance and slaps him hard before demanding he returns everything to Chad or she’ll turn him in. He warns her if she goes to the cops then Chad will end up in jail because Chad was the one who killed Deimos. Dario shows her proof; a photo on his phone of Chad over Deimos’ body which he took the night of the party. Abby can't believe she ever thought he was a good person. Dario tells her that if she gives him a chance, he could make her happy. He leaves her to think about things. While Chad keeps the identity of the hacker a secret from Kate and Lucas but Kate deduces that Chad is protecting Abigail and that Dario is responsible. Later, Abigail arrives at the DiMera mansion where she witnesses Andre and Kate having a food fight with her son's breakfast. After it ends she ask Andre for his help to save Chad. She informs Andre and Kate that Dario has a photo that proves that Chad killed Deimos and that he's now blackmailing her into staying married. Kate reveals to a shocked Abigail that Dario could have handled his immigration problems alone and didn't need to marry Abby. Andre brings Theo back to the DiMera mansion and asks him to delete a specific photo from Dario's phone and the cloud. Abby heads home, wishing Theo luck. Abigail arrives at TBD and sees Dario in cuffs.
In July 25, Chad fills Gabi in on her brother's counterfeit operation and how he's been stealing from DiMera Enterprises. Gabi begins to have a meltdown but Chad calms her. While he's taking a shower, Gabi finds a ring on the bed. After Chad comes out, Gabi assumes the ring is for her but he informs her that's Abigail's ring. Gabi questions why he's carrying it. He tries to explain but Gabi feels insecure. Later Chad comes down to the living room to see Theo, Kate and Andre arguing and is curious. They lie and leave. Chad tosses Abby's ring into the desk. While Abigail is with Theo asking him to hurry into deleting Dario's evidence on Chad. Abigail soon comes to the SPD, where she confronts Dario and he lets her know he didn't sell Chad out. He tells her he gave up his partner and will go into Witness Protection. Dario blackmails Abigail into coming with him or he'll show everyone the photo. Outraged, Abigail says she'll never love him or ever leave her family to be with him...ever and she slaps him hard for blackmailing her. Abigail reveals she knows about his deception on how he didn't need her to not get deported. Dario's shocked and insists he did it because he loves her. Abigail threatens to delete the photo but Dario says he's backed it up. This doesn't scare Abby, which worries Dario. Eli interrupts so Abigail leaves.
The next day, at the mansion, Gabi finds out that Dario's been arrested and rushes out. In the foyer, Andre informs Abigail that he's trying his best to get Theo's laptop from Abe since he took Theo's laptop before he could delete Dario's incriminating photo. He assures her that the photo will be deleted as soon as they get it back. Abigail disconnects when Dario arrives home and lies that she was speaking with her mother. Later Abe arrives at the DiMera mansion to to discuss his displeasure over Theo working at DiMera with Chad and Andre. Andre asks for the laptop back so Abe agrees if they fire Theo. But this angered Chad so Abe suggests instead that he fires Andre instead. Dario and Abigail argue and he starts to pack when Gabi arrives to scold her brother for his mess. Dario forces Abigail to admit that she's going away with him, causing Gabi to snap at her brother, before she runs off. Abby says she'll go with him but she'll never love him. Gabi returns to the DiMera mansion and tells Chad about Dario's deal and that Abigail's going into Witness Protection with him. Chad refuses to let her abandon their son again and runs out as Gabi tries to tell him more. Chad stops Abigail and Dario as they leave the Martin House.
In July 28, Chad confronts Abigail about abandoning their son. Soon Dario and Chad get into a fight but Abigail sends Dario to the car with the bags. She tells Chad she has to do this. He follows her outside and she reveals to his insistance that she's doing this for him, much to his confusion. Abby cries and Chad reveals he can't stop thinking about what they've had together. He shows her her wedding band and how he can't stop thinking about her. Chad's longing and sadness turns to anger and yells at her to leave and to stay dead. Dario returns and the men argue. Theo calls and tells Abigail that the photo is deleted. A car drives up and Dario runs out of the way while Abigail screams Chad's name before pushing him out of the way and get hit by the car. Chad rushes to her side, with Dario behind him. Chad calls an ambulance. Dario leans over Abigail and tells Chad the car was aiming at him. He leaves. Chad holds Abigail as the paramedics arrive. Abigail is brought into the hospital where Kayla takes care of her.
In August 1, at the hospital, Abigail is in coma and Chad is waiting for her recovery. Soon Jennifer and J.J arrive to see how she's doing. Chad explains everything to them about what happened. Kayla informs them that Abigail needs surgery if she is to survive. Chad kisses her as she is taken, Gabi soon arrives and comforts Chad. She tells him that the marriage between Dario and Abigail wasn't real as it was just a green card. Chad still couldn't understand why Abigail would leave with Dario, Andre showed up and informed him of everything privately; about what Dario used to make Abigail leave with him. Chad realizes Abby was giving up a life with her son to protect him. Andre says she came to him for help and that he deleted the photo with Theo's help. Chad declared that he'll turn himself in. Andre urges him to focus on Abigail. Gabi goes to tell Andre and Chad that Abigail’s out of surgery.
In August 3, In the lounge, Chad speaks to Thomas on the phone. Andre drags him off to argue about turning himself in for Deimos’ murder - Thomas could lose both parents. Chad wants his son to know he did right and vows to turn himself in once Abby awakens. Chad is by Abby’s side in the hospital. He talks about the mistakes he’s made. A doctor comes in to examine her and Chad refuses to leave her side. Back down the hall, Chad tells Abby they should have been a family again. Gabi is listening in the doorway as he apologizes to Abby for running away on her. He’s always wanted her, needs her and loves her. She finally opens her eyes. He praises her for saving his life. Chad apologizes for the awful things he said; he was afraid of losing her again. Abigail forgives him. In the waiting area, the doctor joins JJ, Gabi, and Jennifer and relays that Abigail is conscious. Jenn and JJ enter Abby’s room and Chad steps out and updates Gabi, who asks to him speak to him privately.
In Abigail’s room, JJ informs her on the search for Dario, and then Jennifer talks about how Chad brought her back to them. In the park, Chad tells Gabi he'll confess to the police. Gabi acknowledges what Abigail did for Chad, and how much she loves him. She adds that Chad has never looked at her as he does at Abigail. She realizes he was never hers to lose and knows she has to let him go. Chad confirms that seeing Abigail laying there made him realize how much he loves her. Back at the hospital, Jennifer hugs Chad before leaving him with Abigail. Chad sits and declares, “You’re everything to me, Abby.” He apologizes for not fighting for her when she came back and tells her, “I love you. I never stopped loving you.” Abby loves him too. They cry and embrace. Chad kisses her forehead, emotionally.
In August 11, Maggie visits Abigail at the hospital until Chad brings Thomas in. She gives them space. He gives Abs Thomas' stuffed elephant and jokes that it has healing powers. Abigail asks if he meant what he said before about loving her. He did, he left Gabi and wants to be with her because she's his soulmate. Chad professes his love for Abby. She hopes that once she's out of the hospital they can go away together. Chad agreed after he talks to SPD. Chad leaves and bumps into Theo, thanking him for everything. Theo brings flowers to Abby.
Later, Gabi comes by and gives Abigail a tablet with videos of Thomas and Chad when she wasn't around last year. She also apologised for what her brother did to her. Abigail asked her to stay and watch with her for she wants her to be a part of Thomas' life. More visits came, Julie visited Abigail and she's glad Abby and Chad are together again. Andre later comes in and banters with Julie, when she leaves, Abby apologizes on Julie's behalf. Chad interrupts and there are happy smiles and hugs. Andre leaves. Abby's relieved. She thought she lost him after he turned himself in. He told her he'd be back. He'll always come back to her. Out of nowhere, Chad asks Abigail to marry him.
Chad doesn't want to waste time. Abigail says it sounds wonderful but she can't marry him given she's married to Dario. Then she starts to laugh at him, he realizes she was joking. She hugs and kisses him. Of course she wants to marry him. She already called her uncle Justin to have annulment papers drawn up. They celebrate being engaged and later Chad returns with her engagement ring. In August 25, after learning that Sonny and Paul are getting married and that Chad will be Sonny's best man and Sonny will be his, Abigail playfully suggested that they have a double wedding. In September 7, she was released from the hospital and taken home, back to the DiMera mansion. At the mansion, after playing with their son, they watched through an iPad Andre accusing Kate of committing fraud by marrying him without love and cheating on him with Roman Brady.
In September 11, Abigail and Chad converse with Kate over how big of a problem Andre has become after his fiasco with the press conference. In the end, Andre, Chad and Kate begin to blame each other but Abigail was able to cool things off. Later Chad and Abigail start making preparations for their wedding. In September 22, Abigail finds out that she's being investigated for her marriage with Dario for it being a fraud. However Justin has offered a solution to sign a document which would end the marriage, but it required Dario's signature as well. Chad and Abigail were able to contact Dario through Gabi and he agreed to sign the papers. The night before their wedding Chad and Abigail had their own bachelor parties. In the aftermath they both expressed gratification and they swore to love each other forever.
In September 28, on their wedding day, Andre gives Chad his favorite watch as a sign of their brotherhood. At St. Luke's, Jenn gives Abby the veil she wore to her wedding to her father Jack. Later, Justin becomes the officiant after Father Louis had an emergency and had to back out. The wedding begins, Abigail walks into the aisle as everyone is amazed by her beauty. Both Brady and Andre each take the podium and give a speech for their loved ones. Once Abigail and Chad begin giving their vows, however, Ben crashes the wedding and everyone is in shock. Abigail begins to hallucinate then she snaps out of it, rushes towards him and punches him down. When Ben is arrested, he reveals that Will is alive, everyone is in shock. No one believes him.
After he is taken to the police station, Chad and Abigail continue their vows but Sonny begins to tear up and runs outside. Because of Sonny's absence, Chad and Abigail agreed to postpone the wedding. When Chad and Abigail are alone at the church. They rehash it. Abby worries about Sonny. Chad's proud of his wife, for her action against Ben. Later Sonny appears to Abby and Chad. He told Paul he can't marry him today. Chad asks if he's sure he wants to believe Ben. Sonny needs to know the truth. Sonny asks them to resume their wedding. Chad and Abby share the news to Andre and Jennifer and ask them to bear witness. Father Louis appears. He tells them he's willing to marry them. They head to the altar and have a small ceremony. Thomas cries so they move things along. Abby has to hold Thomas while they recite their vows. Chad gives her back her old engagement ring, they exchange bands and are pronounced husband and wife. Everyone blows bubbles at them as they kiss.
During their wedding night, at the DiMera mansion, Chad asks Abigail if she'd mind cancelling their honeymoon. She wasn't aware they planned one. He confides that he planned a trip to Australia. She agrees they should postpone so they can be there for Sonny. Chad takes Mrs. DiMera to bed. Upstairs, they make love and Chad asks Abby to promise they'll be together forever.Later after making love once more, Abigail and Chad wander into the parlor in night clothes, surprised to see Sonny. He updates them on Clyde being the one to tell Ben that Will was alive. They talk it out and share a group hug before Sonny leaves, then go back upstairs to eat grilled cheese sandwiches in bed and make love.
Abigail and Chad's Wedding Vows 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: "Life is full of surprises. Some are good. Some are not very good. But today made me realize that we can get through anything together, you and me. And I don't want to face the challenges of my life without you. Moving right along. Every love story has got a beginning. And I remember the first time I ever set eyes on you. You just looked at me. Just a look. And one smile. Our first date. And our first kiss. And it was in that moment right there that I knew. I found him. That's my soul mate. That's the man that I am supposed to live my whole life with. I didn't think it was possible to love you any more than I already did. Then Thomas was born. And I did. We have had our highs. Certainly had our lows. Even separated for just a little while. But you know what? Here we are. Just you and me. Our love drew us back together. It always has. And it always will. Yeah, awesome. Yeah... our love's the reason that he's here. He makes that love stronger every day."
Chad: "You are the one and only love of my life. And if you ever have any doubts about that, put 'em away. It's yours forever. The last three months has shown me that the three of us, we can't live without each other. This is just the way it belongs. And, uh, I want him to be the best of us-- smart, funny, strong."
Abigail: "Like you."
Chad: "Actually, I was talking about you."
Abigail and Chad's "Once In A Life Time Vow" (2016) Edit
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