David Hayward has had a vendetta against the Stefano DiMera and Victor Kiriakis for years when Stefano DiMera ousted him from DiMera as research engineer while Hayward was in medical school. To get back at DiMera and Kirakis, David decides to bring back EJ DiMera from the dead with deadly intentions to use EJ as his pawn and take over DiMera Enterprises as well Victor Kiriakis’ empire. But will EJ cross David when he comes face to face with the love of his life, Samantha?
David Hayward checked on his new patient, EJ DiMera, who he had managed to abduct from Stefano DiMera. When he had examined EJ, he couldn’t believe the shoddy treatment Stefano’s people had done on EJ. After determining that that there were no ill-sided effects from Stefano’s damage, David administered his drug cocktail into EJ that would bring him back from the dead.
David couldn’t wait to get back at Stefano for ousting as his research engineer after he had made a major breakthrough in one of his findings. And EJ would be that pawn in his plan to take over DiMera Enterprises. And Victor Kiriakis would also suffer for turning over the information that ousted him.
EJ was stirring in his comatose state as David checked his vitals: Temperature―98.6; Pulse―75; Respiration―20; B/P―124/69.
“Vital signs appear normal.” David said to himself.
David left EJ to rest as he left to begin the next preparations for his revenge against Stefano and Victor. He couldn’t wait to get EJ back to Salem to wreak havoc in Salem.
Meanwhile. . .
Sami Brady DiMera still couldn’t get over losing EJ after his death. Even after a year in Hollywood doing a reality show on her life failed to help her move on with her life. EJ was the love of her life and meant so much to her. She saw him constantly in their two kids, Johnny and Sydney. It wasn’t fair that EJ couldn’t see them grow up and be apart of their lives.
Sami checked the notification on her cell alerting her to a new email.
She checked it and saw she had gotten an email from ScienceDoctor:
She smiled when she read it informing her that he would be in Salem shortly as his plans were coming to fruition. Not yet ready to move on, Sami was intrigued by this guy, who had managed to take her mind off her grieving after EJ’s death.
Sami received another email from the ScienceDoctor stating that he had a surprise for her. She wondered what it was. This ScienceDoctor was so mysterious―even more mysterious than EJ was.
David had gotten to Sami. He had her right where he wanted her. Intrigued. His plan needed EJ’s widow to be surprised when he sprang a back-from-the-dead-EJ on Salem. It was imperative that no one suspected him, especially Stefano and Victor.
David crept into EJ’s room to see how he was doing. EJ was awake now. He ate his first meal, in fact, demanded steak and lobster with a baked potato and sour cream, and white wine.
David called his kitchen staff to make EJ his first meal since coming to from his coma. While EJ was eating, David asked him a series of questions.
“What is your name?” David asked.
“EJ DiMera.” EJ answered him.
“Do you have a wife and children?”
“Ah yes, the lovely Samantha Gene and our two kids, Johnny and Sydney and Johnny’s twin sister, Ali.”
“Great! Now, who is your father?”
“I don’t have a father! He’s dead to me!” EJ began to get raged.
“Easy now.” David calmed EJ down. “Seems I touched a nerve.”
“Do you know a ‘Victor Kirakis?’”
“Don’t speak that name either!”
“Okay.” David said, with a sly smile on his face. “Well, get a good night’s rest, EJ. Tomorrow, we leave for Salem.”
As EJ settle down to rest, David couldn’t wait to spring his surprise on Stefano and Victor and the rest of Salem.
David peaked in on EJ sleeping. As he removed the headphones that EJ had over his ears, David listened and was pleased that EJ was still listening to the CD that David had put in the CD player when EJ fell asleep. Everything was going to according to plan. He was making a full recovery and they could make their trip to Salem just in time for the DiMera board meeting.
Back in Salem, Kate and Stefano (Stefano had managed to get cleared of all charges against him in the tax evasion scandal that kept him away from Salem for so long.) had just arrive at DiMera for the board meeting just as Chad had also arrived.
As Stefano went ahead and sat down, Chad pulled Kate to the side, “If you make me regret going against my father to get control of DiMera, you’ll be sorry, Kate!”
“I told you Chad, you and I are in this together!” Kate reassured him.
“Well, you had better not make me regret this!” Chad warned, holding Kate’s wrist.
“You won’t be sorry, Chad! Trust me!” Kate said, breaking free of Chad’s grip, and headed into the conference room, smiling slyly.
Across the hall, David spied on Chad’s warning to Kate, “Oh, Chad, Kate should be the least of your worries! You and Kate don’t have any idea of what’s in store for DiMera!”, as David looked over at EJ sleeping on the sofa. “None of you do, especially you Stefano!”
David was listening via headphones waiting for his cue so EJ could enter the boardroom and announce that he was the new CEO of DiMera Enterprises.
David woke up EJ just as the board members were about to announce the new CEO.
“EJ, it’s time!” David said as he roused EJ from his nap.
“Yes, Mr. Hayward. I will head into the conference room and announce that I am now the new CEO of DiMera..” EJ said, getting up from the sofa and headed into the conference room.
“Congratulations, Chad!” the President announced. “You’re the new CEO!”
As Stefano looked flabbergasted, EJ walked into the conference room, jaws dropping!
“I’m afraid you’re wrong!” EJ announced. “I am the new CEO!”
“What?” Stefano asked, confused. “How can this be? You’re dead?”
“No, father, I’m very much alive!”
“I faked my death.” EJ confessed, remembering the cues he listened to on the headphones David gave him. “I thought it was ingenious to set Clyde Weston up for my murder. I’m just appalled that none of you suspected the rat of murdering me.”
“Son, I had no clue Clyde was behind your shooting.” Stefano apologized.
“Well, I’m back and head of DiMera now.”
The surprise visitor that Chad had arranged to interrupt the board meeting walked into the conference room.
“Samantha!” EJ exclaimed.
“EJ!” Sami said, surprised.
“Samantha.” EJ said happily.
“Can we get down to business?!” Stefano said irately.
“I agree!” Kate said.
“Right!” EJ said. “Business first. Samantha, we will talk after the meeting.”
EJ laid down the rules for DiMera just as David had instructed him via the tape that David had put on EJ’s head while he was sleeping. Although flabbergasted by EJ’s demands, everyone agree with the rules.
“Now that all’s well, I will need to take a break.” EJ said.
But before EJ could get a word to Sami, David pulled him to the side in another room.
“So how did things go?” David asked EJ, who only had Sami on his mind.
“It went well.” EJ told David, wanting to get to Sami before she left.
“Great job EJ.” David said congratulating him.
“Can I leave now? I must talk to Sami.”
“Yes, EJ. You can go.” David said, as he watched EJ run after Sami.
Thanks to EJ, David couldn’t wait to put his next plan into action for Victor Kiriakis and Stefano DiMera.
Meanwhile, EJ finally caught up with Sami, who had just sat down at a table in Horton Square to have lunch with her mother, Dr. Marlena Evans.
“Sami!” EJ said, as he watched her take a seat.
Sami turned around to see EJ coming toward them.
“Sami, can we go somewhere and talk?” EJ said in desperation.
“Mother, do you mind?’ Sami asked
“No, Sami, go ahead.”
Sami and EJ head off for a more private place to have a talk.
“Dr. Hayward.” EJ called to confirm with him all that went down after he arrived in Salem to reclaim his life.
After his call with EJ, David Hayward poured himself a glass of wine and toasted to his success! He made a call to a mystery caller to tell him all was well at DiMera.
“Thank you, Dr. Hayward. I’ll take it from here.” The mystery caller told him. “Look at your account for payment. You will be richly rewarded.”
David logged onto his bank account and was shocked to find out just how much he was paid: “Richly rewarded, my ass!” David exclaimed heatedly. “I do the dirty work for your scheme and this is how you repay me!”
David dialed the pilot at the airport, “Fuel up the engine!” David demanded his pilot. “I am on my way to Salem! This is war!”
Meanwhile, in Salem…..
EJ and Stefano were assembling the DE board of directors for a meeting to discuss new arrangements now that EJ was alive and well, no thanks to Dr. David Hayward did to bring EJ back from the dead.
As the board members assembled in the conference room and the meeting was underway, David Hayward’s jet had arrived at Salem International Airport.