Love could be in the air in Salem this week!
Sheila Watkins listens to Abe Carver rant about Jack and Eve in the pub, thinking of Haley as some dangerous criminal. Abe is worried that Jack could win.
Abe thinks Jack is sharp and that he’ll twist his words. Sheila suggests Abe should fight back. Abe admits he compromised his integrity by allowing Ted to stay on as DA when he’s crooked.
Abe decided it was better than having a corrupt mayor. Sheila thinks Abe should bring up Jack being a rapist but Kayla’s his friend. He can’t, so Sheila suggests he play matchmaker with him and Jennifer.
Abe refuses, patronising Sheila and refers to her ideas as ‘colourful’. “So, I guess Law & Order Abe Carver doesn’t need advice from ex-con Sheila from the hood“, Sheila fumes, grabbing her bag and tries to leave.
Abe quickly jumps up to prevent Sheila from leaving the table, telling her how much he appreciates her support.
The pair share a moment gazing into each others eyes and move closer together.
Is this the sign of their friendship developing into something deeper?
Following a successful debate against Melinda Trask at the Mayor press conference, Sheila Watkins persuades Abe Carver to pre-celebrate his obvious win.
Sheila and Abe celebrate at the pub but Abe doesn’t like the way things went down at the press conference. Sheila has no qualms about Trask going down after the stunt she pulled, highlighting the fact Sheila messed up with Xander.
Abe finds Sheila courageous to step up for him, taking full responsibility for her mistake. He thinks she’s been doing better at her job. She’s been trying. It’s the first time she had a job she respects which is why she is angry at Trask.
Abe is happy to hear this. They hold hands and Abe breaks away to call Val. Sheila smiles to herself thinking about Abe.
Would a romantic unison between Abe and Sheila work out?
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.