“Thrady” Love Ever After

Jeannie Theresa Donovan,  (Jen Lilley) simply known now as Theresa, and Brady Victor Black (Eric Martsolf)  have had a love hate relationship.  They became known as “Thrady” to us Days of Our Lives fans.   Their relationship  started out so rocky, their love path smoothed out then turned more rockier than ever when Theresa was forced to leave. Thrady was going to be our super couple until it came to an abrupt stop because of a drug lord in Mexico that insisted Theresa come back to him or else her family would suffer.

Days of Our Lives Fan Talk is going to walk us down memory lane to how this couple came to be. Be ready though, because Theresa is returning home! Makes you wonder how her sister Eve (Kassie DePaiva) will take this since she now has her sisters husband….hmmmm.

Here is the easy break down on the Thady storyline…

They Met


Brady and Theresa met at an AA meeting. Initially the two had a strong disliking for one another. They immediately butted heads, but soon their relationship turned flirtatious. Theresa could tell that Brady wasn’t serious about AA, so the two would meet to drink together. Theresa was drawn to Brady and jealous of his rich lifestyle. She  would get supplies of cocaine and hot sex to keep him in her bed.


Theresa’s feelings for Brady grew genuine and she turned down advances from another man in favor of focusing on wooing Brady.  Brady spent more time with Theresa, engaging in heavy partying that included cocaine and the relationship turned sexual. Eventually, he told Theresa that he wanted more from their relationship. Theresa was thrilled because this meant her plan to get his money would be easier.

Marriage of Thrady

Brady and Theresa took a trip to Las Vegas. Brady drank heavily and Theresa had to carry him out of the casino. Brady was so drunk that he did not recall Theresa taking them to get married that night. As a passed-out Brady and Theresa flew home on the Titan jet, Theresa looked down at the new wedding rings on their hands. Theresa was thrilled that she had finally landed Brady for good.


Brady’s father, John Black was furious when he learned of the marriage. John knew that Brady would get the marriage annulled once he sobered up and yelled at Theresa for being a disappointment to her family. Theresa told John that she would walk away from Brady for $1 million. However, John had been recording their whole conversation and got Theresa’s attempted blackmail on tape. Theresa knew that John’s tape would mean that Brady would get the annulment. So, she grabbed a fire poker from the fire place and struck John over the head. All would end up being forgivven in the end though.


Theresa tries to cover her tracks, but Kristen discovers her secret and gets Theresa’s confession on tape. John also begins to remember what happened that night. Everything blows up when Theresa goes to visit John in the hospital. They argue and John threatens to tell Brady that Theresa was the one who hit him with the fire poker, causing the coma. John didn’t have to take his threat any further because Brady was right outside the door and overheard everything. Kristen had also gotten a hold of Brady earlier and played the recording for him showing Theresa’s guilt. Brady blows up at John and Theresa and doesn’t want anything more to do with either of them.


Kristen overheard Theresa sharing her news and flew into a jealous rage. She hires two goons to knock Theresa unconscious while she is walking home in the park. The goons take Theresa to a warehouse outfitted with gurneys and other medical supplies. When Theresa awakens in the warehouse, she is dressed in a hospital gown and a doctor approaches her with a needle. Before the doctor pokes her with the needle, Theresa expresses concern because she’s pregnant and the doctor confirms that he is well aware of her pregnancy and sticks her anyways, rendering her unconscious again. Kristin wants Brady one way or another!


Later, Kristen arrives at the warehouse and is wheeled into the room on a gurney also wearing a hospital gown. The doctor asks Kristen if she is ready for the procedure, to which Kristen readily agrees. Kristen vows to get what is rightfully hers. The procedure begins and Brady and Theresa’s embryo is transferred into Kristen’s womb to be carried by Kristen, as she always wanted to have Brady’s child. After the procedure, Kristen leaves town and evidence of Theresa’s pregnancy is erased. Brady does not even believe Theresa when she eventually gets the chance to tell him she was pregnant.


Theresa is sure she is pregnant, and reminds Brady that they did not use protection the last two times they had sex.  kayla runs a pregnancy test and finds that Theresa who has claimed to be pregnant is in fact not. brady is furious that Theresa would stoop so low as to lie! Kristin had stole the embryo and impregnated herself now carrying Brady’s baby and flees town. Theresa and Brady try to move on from each other, but whenever they run into each other, they fight, demonstrating the depth of their unresolved feelings for each other.


Eventually, Melanie’s snooping leads her to figure out that Theresa really was pregnant, and Kristen DiMera stole the embryo from Theresa’s body, left town and gave birth to the child, naming it Christopher. Melanie, Brady and Theresa track down Kristen and save the baby. When Thrady are reunited with their son, they change his name to Tate.


Anne spikes Brady’s drink and tells Theresa in which she is appalled and tells Brady. Theresa is shocked that he doesn’t understand and explains that she wouldn’t stand by and let someone sabotage him. She tells Brady that she understands now that he is truly an addict who struggles with substance abuse, unlike herself who could take it or leave it. Theresa again apologizes for what happened the night his father went into a coma and explains how that night changed her. Brady believes her, understands and wants to call a truce.


When Theresa moves into the Kiriakis mansion, tensions arise between her and Victor. She eventually expresses her interest in purchasing Basic Black and running it as her own fashion company, with financial backing from Maggie Horton. In the hopes of finding the right partner, she teams up with Kate Roberts and Nicole Walker to achieve the goal of purchasing Basic Black, with Kate and Nicole’s business background and her own interest in fashion design. While in close quarters, Thrady share several instances of rekindling their romance, much to the chagrin of Victor, who eventually kicks her out of the mansion.  So, the two get their own place.


Theresa prays in church. Theresa cries about being unsure if her plan will work at all because Brady is too loving, forgiving, and patient.

Thrady are heartbreakingly forced apart in November 2016 when an old flame from Theresa’s past arrives in town. When Theresa was 19, she took a trip down to Mexico and became involved with a drug lord’s son named Mateo. Theresa grew out of her relationship with Mateo and left him, returning to the US. Years later, after Mateo’s father died, he took his place and built and even stronger drug empire. Mateo never forgot about Theresa and obsessed over her. He tracked her down to Salem and demanded that she return with him to Mexico or he would kill everyone she loves. In order to protect Tate, Brady and her parents, Theresa saw no other option but to give into Mateo’s demands. Theresa pretended to be back on drugs and departed from her son and husband.




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