Abe finds it grim not having support for his debate since Val can’t make it. Sheila’s got his back. She believes in him. She gives him some tricks on what to say during his speech to increase his ratings.
Abe smiles and admits Sheila’s growing on him. Melinda appears and vows to win today!
Melinda snarks off about Jennifer being Abe’s campaign publicist and the moderator. Jenn is a journalist and knows how to be objective. Melinda doubts it but isn’t afraid of “liberal bias.” She goes and Eve and Jack appear.
Though Jack was squeezed out of the race, they came to watch. Jennifer opens the televised debate and Abe begins his speech. He feels honored to been serving.
During the speech, JJ and Haley watch and argue about why she is rooting for her sister. Haley knows her career is her world. Melinda purses her lips at the end of Abe’s speech and says horrific crimes have happened in the square, such as Marlena’s shooting.
As DA, they caught the perp but he’s free since he was able to walk into Mayor Carver’s office and delete the proof of the crime.
She blames Abe and he responds by taking full responsibility until Sheila steps up and blames herself then resigns!
Abe refuses to accept. “We’re only human. Mistakes happen,” he says. Melinda wonders if it was a mistake – citing that Sheila’s an ex-con. Abe fights back, saying Melinda prosecuted too many innocent people because she rushed to judgement.
He brings up the police officers’ endorsement while Melinda starts in on the thugs from another country who attacked Chloe. Eve steps up and talks over Jennifer to ask Melinda her stance on “illegal immigrants.”
When Melinda won’t answer, Jack jumps up and demands responses. Abe says that’s a federal issue and at home, JJ groans while Haley realizes he shared her secret.
Melinda answers that she takes a firm stance against it so Jack blurts that it’s interesting since her sister is one and lives in Salem.
Is this the last we’ll see of Sheila or will she change her mind and keep her job?