Last week, Kristen DiMera (Stacy Haiduk) forced Brady Black (Eric Martsolf) to break up with Chloe Lane (Nadia Bjorlin) in order for Marlena Evans (Diedre Hall), Kate Roberts (Lauren Koslow), and Kayla Johnson (Mary Beth Evans) to receive a lifesaving serum. Being one to never shy away from twisting the knife, Kristen showed up on Brady's doorstep with suitcase in hand, announcing that she was moving in, and to make the moment more joyful for her, Chloe was there to witness her arrival.
"Kristen is relishing in it, every single moment," Stacy Haiduk tell Soap Opera Digest. "She feels very victorious. This is the moment where she's like, 'Look what I've got. You're leaving, and I'm [moving in].' She doesn't like Chloe. She doesn't like her at all."
This leaves Brady in a miserable position, but he is left with no other choice, especially since Kristen is holding the second dose of the serum over his head. He would do anything to help his stepmother, Kate, and Kayla, so he must play Kristen's game for now, but he's not afraid to give Kristen a piece of his mind.
"I don't think he likes how any of this is being handled. He's reminding Kristen that this is happening because she manipulated the situation, not because he wants to do this. And that burns her, because there was a time when they were in love with each other." Haiduk explains
According to Haiduk, Kristen's end game is getting Brady back. "She knows that deep down, he really loves her. She's done heinous things, but there's still this push-pull thing between them. He can't get away from her and now, more than ever, because they have a family. Deep down she feels, 'I'm going to get you. It's just a matter of time.'"
It remains to be seen if Kristen will remain in the driver's seat with this plan of hers. It goes without saying that John Black (Drake Hogestyn) and Marlena are not going to be thrilled about their new houseguest. The Black Patch detective is already sensing that she is up to something, so she may want to watch her step before John figures out her current misdeeds.
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