Wednesday Dec 1
Brady and Nicole return to the Kiriakis mansion. Brady is worried about his father – about all the pain he is in. He also feels sorry for Abe. Nicole feels bad for him and his family as well commenting on how sad it is that he won’t be able to see Theo grow up. She wants to talk about some good news and says at least Belle is happy. She’s getting married. Brady is not very enthused. Nicole says as his step-mother she thinks Phil’s a pretty good guy. Brady can’t understand why Shawn is engaged to Jan Spears. Nicole says some guys go for her type – Brady says you mean liars? Nicole sticks up for Jan referring to her rape by her pig of a father and parent’s death. Brady says she probably greased their skis. Nicole says that’s a horrible thing to say. Brady wants to know why she is defending Jan – are they friends. She says she feels guilty because it was her father that raped her besides she knows what it feels like to have everyone think the worst about you. Brady says he was wrong about her but he’s not wrong about Jan. He can’t help his father right now so he’s going to find out exactly what Jan has been up to since she returned to town and just who she’s been hanging around with.
Nicole says maybe Shawn got tired of blondes and wanted a girl with a little more experience. Brady doesn’t care what Shawn wants – he’s happy Belle isn’t with him because he treated her horribly. But he still finds it strange that he ended up with Jan. Nicole sings Phil’s praises – she mentions that not once did he make a pass at her – and this makes Phil right for Belle because…???? She talks about how honourable and brave he is because he enlisted and that Belle is probably very proud of him. She knows that there is a history between Phil and him because of Chloe. She tells him she doesn’t want to talk about them anymore she has something else on her mind. He knows what it is. She says he is the best lover she’s ever had but she’s thinking about them having a long hot shower and having cook prepare a meal and then they can go to bed and sleep for hours. He likes the sound of that. He tells her that he hasn’t exactly been paying much attention to her lately. She brings up all the engagements and wants to know if they are going to end up together. He tells her that he doesn’t know where this is going – it’s only been a couple of months since Chloe died. He’s tired, he’s going to shower and than go bed. Nicole joins him in the shower. She knows he wanted to be alone but she can’t leave him alone but she loves him too much – they start kissing.
Abe, Lexie, Celeste and Brandon go out for supper at the Penthouse Grill. Lexie says it wasn’t necessary but Abe is tired of hospital food. Abe talks about storing up memories, spending time with his beautiful wife and handsome son. Lexie doesn’t want to talk it but he says they all have to face the fact that soon he will be losing this precious gift of sight. Abe says that while he was held captive he had a lot of time to think. He says no matter what happens in your life you can choose happiness and peace. Brandon makes a toast to the bravest man he knows – his father. Abe says thanks son – he loves the sound of that word – son. Brandon’s biggest regret is that he had to leave Salem right after he found out that Abe was his father. Abe understands that he had to leave to get away from all the pain Sami caused him. Lexie says that won’t happen again because he is going to stay far away from Sami – Brandon says the same thing. Celeste tells him it doesn’t matter how good his intentions are – his and Samantha’s fates were sealed when he chose to stay in Salem. Abe and Lexie share a romantic, sweet dance. Celeste says she can prove her prediction will come true and she asks Brandon to give her his hand. He says you’re going to prove it by reading my palm but he gives her his hand. Celeste takes his hand, closes her eyes and gasps in shock dropping his hand like it’s a hot potato. She had a vision. Brandon asked what it was about. It’s a fulfillment of her earlier prediction and it’s going to happen tonight. She sees Brandon and Samantha in front of a justice of the peace and they leave married. Brandon says he’s not marrying Sami – he won’t be seeing her tonight – she’s not there. Just then Lucas and Sami get off the elevator.
Lucas wants to know why Sami is in such a rush to get married – she’s always wanted a big wedding. She says she has never had luck with weddings and tells him to get packed. He pushes for more of a reason from her and she says if they want the future together that they’ve always dreamed of and Will has dreamed of they have to get married tonight. Sami is near hysterical and Lucas keeps talking about what they are giving up. He doesn’t mind eloping but he wants Will there to witness them becoming a family. She says we will be a family after we get back from the justice of the peace and a one day honeymoon. Lucas says this is about Belle suggesting a double wedding. She says did you really expect me to stand there and smile while John walked Belle down the aisle when neither my father nor mother can be there nor it’s all John’s fault. Lucas feels bad for everything she lost. She tells him she wants to get married tonight – those are her terms and her final offer. He wants her to calm down. He says at Belle’s she was adamant about not giving up her wedding day and now she wants to elope. He thinks they should go out for supper and relax. She says she is not going to calm down. He asks her if this is about Celeste’s crazy prediction. She is honest with him and tells him it’s about her – screw up Sami. She loves him and wants to be married. He knows her and says if they elope she will regret it for the rest of her life. She agrees to go ahead with their wedding but she is going to stay incognito and not go out until their wedding day. He wants to go out for supper, an hour and a half – what could possibly happen.
Phil is in the hallway between the two lofts looking for keys. He realises he left them at Mimi’s. Jan gets off the elevator and calls him a pervert skulking in the hallway. He explains what he’s doing and she opens the door to the apartment. Jan sees that Shawn isn’t home so she asks Phil where he is. Phil doesn’t know and he doesn’t care. All Belle and him care about is that Shawn stays away from them. Jan asks him where Belle is. He thinks she is at home. Jan says you think – Phil asks her why she’s so worried about where Belle is. She tells him he should worry about it too – Shawn was supposed to meet her and he didn’t and he’s not here. If he’s with Belle Phil should be freaking too.
Shawn’s response to Belle’s question is that he thought she loved Phil now. She says she does but in a different way and Philip loves her sooooo much. Shawn wants to know why they’re having this conversation. He says ‘aren’t you marrying him?’ She says she can’t marry Phil until she knows how Shawn feels about her – does he still feel for her the way he used to. She wants him to answer her – she wants to know if he still loves her. He answers ‘don’t marry Philip.’ She looks pleased and says so you don’t want me to marry him. Shawn says, marry him, don’t marry him – I’m not playing this game with you. (Way to go Shawn…stick to your guns!) All he is saying is that Phil is a jerk but that is what she is into these days. Belle doesn’t understand how he can say that about a guy that his been his friend his whole life – Shawn says not this part of my life. (Does Belle expect to win points with Shawn by defending her lover to him???) She then says he will deny it but she is going to say it anyway. When she looks into his eyes she can see his heart and feel the connection – it’s still there. It’s not the same but it’s still there – she asks him if she is wrong. He says she isn’t.
He says of course they have a connection. How could they not? She says she knows – after everything they went through together, everything they meant to each other – she has such wonderful memories of them – she can’t forget them and she doesn’t want to. Shawn has some flashbacks – well let’s say they’re supposed to be flashbacks of some highlights of Shawn and Belle’s relationship but they’re more like new scenes of those times. They didn’t try to make them look like seventeen years olds – nothing in those scenes actually happened – I guess they were meant to capture the essence of them – a dance (I guess the Last Blast but there’s no way of knowing), the I love you on the snowman the purity rings and the proposal on the rooftop – thankfully there was no dialogue. Belle says she still has their purity rings. Shawn has a memory of her and Phil in bed together at Green Mountain Lodge and says he guesses she missed her chance to use them with Phil – she just skipped right over them. She gives him a look and he says it’s the truth. She says you said it to hurt me and she wants to know why it’s so important for him to do that every time he sees her. She wants to know why he humiliates her – he asks her what she expects. She expects him to remember the love they had for each other and the dreams that they had for a future together. (This is what confuses me – does she expect Shawn to remember these things the same way she did – she remembered them so well that she keep pleading with Phil to make love to her on several occasions- she remembered them so well she gave her virginity to Phil and then agree to marry him – is this the love that she expects Shawn to remember???) But I digress – she continues saying that even now she feels something from him that reminds her of the man she loved and who loved her back. She wants to know if that feeling is really gone – she wants to know if he still loves her.
He asks her ‘what do you want me to say – that I love you and then we just go back to being boyfriend and girlfriend.’ He says we can’t go back. She knows that – she doesn’t want to go back – she just wants to know how he feels not then but now. She hasn’t heard him say he doesn’t love her. She knows that she is asking a lot from him and he doesn’t have to answer right away. He should take some time to think about it and then they can meet up on the roof to talk about it – she feels that would be a good place to hear it from him. Then they’ll either get back together or they’ll know it’s really over. He touches her shoulder and Philip comes in and pulls Belle away and tells Shawn to take her hands off of him. Belle tells him to stop and Shawn yells that you don’t have to explain anything to him. Phil says Belle and I don’t keep secrets from each other – that’s you. Jan comes in and Phil says and here’s one of them – your secret lover Jan. Jan tells Belle to leave Shawn alone, he’s hers now and you’re like engaged. She tells Phil to keep Belle on a short leash. Belle says to Shawn we’ll talk later – he nods and walks out with Jan trailing. Phil tells Belle he has a pretty good idea what that was about it and they need to talk.
Jan is angry that Shawn is letting Belle get to him. She held out on him for so long and then as soon as he was gone she gave it up to Philip. He says he was gone for a long time. He’s going to have a shower and clear his head. Jan is fuming- Belle has Phil and wants Shawn too – she’s not going to let that happen. Jan crushes up a pill and puts it into a glass of orange juice. When Shawn comes out she asks him what that was all about – meeting up with Belle later. He tells her she wants to talk about our feelings for each other one more time. Jan calls her a bitch and Shawn tells her he knows what she thinks about Belle – she has never tried to hide it. He tells her he wants to have a nap alone to get rid of his hangover. She hopes he’ll wake up in a better mood. Jan plays an audio clip on the computer – Its Belle saying I love you so much Phil and Phil telling Belle he loves her – that keeps playing and Shawn wakes up hearing that.
At Belle’s Phil wants to know what was going on. Belle says they were just talking. Phil knows that she still feels there is unfinished between her and Shawn. She can’t just stop feelings she’s had since she was little. Phil says you are such a romantic so I have to be the strong one. You have to choose once and for all between Shawn and I. He tells her that she should see Shawn for one last date. She has to come to realise that Shawn is not the man he used to be. He tells her that if she chooses Shawn it is over between them for good. He doesn’t want that – he wants her to be his wife. He believes that she loves him but she has to believe that. He wants them to be together forever and have children together but he doesn’t want her to marry him if her heart belongs to Shawn. He doesn’t want her thinking of Shawn every time they kiss and make love. Belle hates that she is hurting him because he’s been so wonderful to her. He tells her that he loves her and he thinks they have a really good thing together. She thinks they do to (and you wonder why I’m confused…HUH?) He tells her to talk to Shawn and then be honest with herself and him. Belle says for her this is all about the past and what they shared. He says he thinks she lost so much and went through so much that she still feels guilty for lying to Shawn. He tells her that if she chooses Shawn he will be out of her life forever.
Preview: Sami dancing with Abe saying would it surprise you if I told you I lied – that I still love Brandon. Kate telling Billie that once you have your daughter back you’re going to want her father back and then what do you do. Hope asking Bo – you choose your daughter Georgia over our own son – Bo looking surprised that she would even ask – saying ‘Yeah.’ Jan saying it’s me, honey Jan…Shawn, furious, grabbing her by the throat saying you did this to me – I’m going to kill you.
Thursday Dec 2
It's not too often that I find Philip's dialogue more tolerable than Bo's. Good lord Bo made me see red - I guess that's not so bad considering Christmas is approaching but ... but ... After listening to him I don't think Kate will have to manipulate anything - Bo could easily break up his family all on his own. Plot, plot, plot.
Gym: Phil is lifting weights and Rex comes in – they spot one another. Rex comments on the fact that Belle and Shawn are going to have their big talk tonight. Phil says he knows they are going to be a little talk because Belle needs closure. Rex can’t believe that he thinks it’s a good idea for them to talk. Phil says at first he didn’t but if this is what it’s going to take for Belle to get over Shawn once and for all he’s all for it. Rex asks him what he will do if they decide to give their relationship a try. Phil says he’ll do the only thing he can do – walk away. Rex can’t believe he’s not going to fight for her. Phil says he went through that once with Chloe and he’s not going to do it again. He says he even had Brady arrested so he could spend time with Chloe but her heart belonged to Brady. Rex tells him he will be making a big mistake if he doesn’t fight for Belle. Shawn has been treating Belle horribly – why would she want to be with him. Phil feels the same way but he is not going to chase after someone whose heart does not belong to him. Rex must have been listening to Kate because he says Belle is too confused to know what she wants. Phil repeats that he isn’t going to make the same mistake he made with Chloe. He talks about how his parents stayed together for his sake and he is not going to be like that. Rex just urges Phil not to sit back and let Belle get back together with Shawn. They’re in the locker room. Rex tells him that if things don’t work out for him and Belle, he wants Phil to know that he’s there for him. Phil goes for a shower and has a fantasy about a naked Belle waiting there for him. They go it like…like they were really enjoying it…LOL! Phil comes back to the loft. He looks at a picture of him and Belle and says his father says sometimes love means letting the one you love the most go. He hopes that when Belle comes back she tells him that he’s the only man she wants to be with.
Lofts: Belle is pacing thinking back to her conversation with Shawn. She tells herself she needs to talk to Shawn for both her and Phil’s sake. Mimi comes over and she is very happy that Belle and Shawn are going to get back together. Belle says we’re just going to talk. Mimi asks her if she wants her to distract Phil and Belle says he already knows about. He is being very good about it. Mimi says no matter what happens she hopes they get back together. Maybe she can find out why he ended up with Jan Spears. Mimi asks Belle if she thinks Jan brainwashed him. Belle scoffs at Mimi and says not a chance. Mimi says your family has experience with brainwashing. Belle is so smug and says that Jan is not that smart. Mimi says she agrees but she says she did get Shawn to propose to her. She brings up the stuff from high school and what Jan did yet Shawn is with her. Belle says it’s Shawn’s choice to be with Jan. Boy I can’t wait until the truth comes out – maybe Belle won’t feel so superior when she realises that both Mimi and Jan were smarter than her. Mimi says Shawn has really changed and she can’t help but feel that Jan is responsible. Belle agrees that Shawn has changed and maybe Jan had something to do with it but she’s tired of thinking about it. She just wants to find out if there is anything between them and if there isn’t than she can put this part of her life behind her. She says she has got to go and talk to him. Mimi wishes her luck. Belle asks her to lock up. After Belle leaves Mimi says I am going to find out exactly what Jan did to him – they didn’t call me Nancy Drew in high school for no reason at all. Sigh…now why couldn’t Belle have that determination – I mean, doesn’t she keep proclaiming this connection and great love for Shawn – but Mimi is the one that knows that something is not right and works to find out what that is. Geez. Belle is on the roof top waiting. She says she should have known that he wouldn’t show up. She goes to leave and opens the door and Shawn is there. Nice new touque just like you said Jan…LOL! I like that grey trim around the bottom.
Jan is preparing Shawn another pill-spiked glass of OJ smiling as Shawn keeps hearing Phil and Belle’s voices – declaring their love – Belle asking Phil to make love to her- Jan wants him to remember why he hates Belle. She offers him the glass of juice as he is seeing Belle and Phil in bed and knocks it out of her hand yelling no. Shawn keeps seeing Belle and Philip together – Belle telling Phil she’s always loved him – asking him to make love to her. He says no I love you. He says how could you do this to me. Jan says no you love me. She goes towards Shawn and says it’s me, Jan. He grabs her by the throat and starts strangling her saying that she did this to him and he’s going to kill her. Oh my the rage on his face and in his eyes! Jan knees him and Shawn groans. He asks her what happened and she said he was having a bad dream. She tried to wake him but he started to strangle her. He is very remorse. He asks her if she is okay. She says she thinks so and asks him if he remembers what the dream was about. He doesn’t. He notices the time and says he has to go meet Belle and he goes to his room. She says as soon as you see her you’ll remember her in bed with Phil and then you’ll be done with the bitch and you’ll be all mine. Shawn comes out of his room and Jan asks him how long he’ll be gone. He doesn’t know but she shouldn’t wait up for him. He leaves and Jan says I can’t wait to see you get angry at Belle. Mimi comes in and says you won’t be seeing anything and she locks the door. Mimi tells Jan she wants to know exactly what she did to Shawn. She knows that she had to do something to Shawn – she wants to know if she drugged his food, brainwashed him – what did she do to make Shawn want to be with a psychotic bitch. Jan says that she didn’t do anything – he loves her. Mimi tells her if she really believes that she is crazier than she thought. Jan slaps her saying she is not crazy – cat fight!!!
Penthouse Grill: Abe is very happy to be with his family and he makes a toast talking about how the thought of being reunited with his family is what kept him going on the island. Brandon notices Sami and Lucas. Lexie thinks that Sami has some nerve crashing Abe’s party (huh???). Sami says it seems like Lexie is having a welcome home party for Able. Lucas notices that Brandon can’t keep his eyes off of Sami. Sami tells Lucas that she didn’t want to go out but it doesn’t matter what Brandon is doing but she only has eyes for him – she loves him so much. They laugh and kiss and Brandon throws his napkin down and excuses himself from the table. Celeste gets up to go to the ladies room. Abe wonders what is going on – his sight is failing again. Lexie says nothing but Abe knows better. She tells him that Sami is there. Brandon is standing watching Sami and Lucas and Celeste tells him that her prediction will come true. He and Sami will be together before the night is through. Brandon tells her that Sami being there is a coincidence and that he doesn’t believe her predictions – he isn’t marrying Sami tonight or any other night and he walks away. Celeste thinks he can deny it all he wants but his and Sami’s destinies are going to collide tonight. Lucas and Sami are dancing (gosh, I love those earrings Sami has on) and they are so happy. She tells him she wants to do this after they are married too. He teases her about making demands and than tells her to kiss her. Brandon watches them.
Abe cuts in on Sami and Lucas and Lexie drags Brandon onto the terrace. Sami hugs Abe and asks him how he is doing. She feels bad when he says he will go blind but he has his health and a beautiful family – what more could he ask for. She apologises to him for her behaviour before they thought he was murdered. She says she was just crazy because of the annulment. He accepts her apology and tells her that it looks like everything worked out for the best – she’s with Lucas now. He tells her he’s sorry about her parents and she thanks him (thank god she didn’t blame him for their deaths). Lexie says she saw him watching Sami – Brandon doesn’t want to talk about it. He told her he is not going to get involved with Sami but if he wanted to neither she nor Lucas would be able to stop him. Lucas sees Celeste and tells her that Sami told him that she has been reading her cards – he wants to know what is in his and Sami’s future. Celeste tells him she is sorry but his future will not be what he is expecting. Celeste explains that she means that life with Sami will never be boring – she’s full of surprises. She tells him to live his life the way he wants to because then he will have not regrets. Brandon and Celeste are back at the table and Brandon thanks her for not telling Lucas about her prediction. He repeats that he will not be marrying Sami – Celeste repeats that they will. Brandon asks her why he should believe her. Abe asks Sami if she is really over Brandon. She tells him she is 100% in love with Lucas and very happy. Abe is happy to hear that. Sami asks him if he would be surprised if she said she lied and she still is in love with Brandon. She then tells him that her will always have feelings for Brandon but she knows in her heart that Lucas is the only man for her. She wants to give Will the family life she never had. Abe says I know you're parents weren't always there but you had John. Sami starts on the standard John Black rant when Abe starts losing his vision. He collapses and Sami calls for help. Lexie comes running.
Police Station: Billie is at the computer wondering how she’s going to find Georgia (she says this out loud). Kate comes in and says the only way you will find her is with her father’s help. She says Bo should be here helping you search and she hands her the phone and tells Billie to call Bo. Billie hangs up the phone and says she isn’t going to call him. He was there all day helping her and now it’s late and he’s gone home to his family. Kate reminds her that Georgia is his family too. Billie says she is not going after a man she can’t have. She learned her lesson the last time and she thought Kate had as well. Kate says that she owes it to Georgia – Georgia needs both parents and that Billie shouldn’t be putting Hope’s family above her own – she has to get Bo back.
Brady’s: Bo is coming up the walk but before he gets to use his keys Hope flings the door open. She says you went back to the police station, didn’t you. He says yes. She asks him if he talked to Shawn since he got out of jail. He says no. Hope says it could take a very long time to find Georgia and she wants to know if he will be there for his family. He says Georgia is family as well. He is trying to look after all his responsibilities. Hope says that Shawn needs them – he’s not himself. Bo says he told us both that he’s an adult and he wants to look after things himself. She says all Shawn knows is that his father wouldn’t take her calls. Bo says if you would have told me it was an emergency – she cuts him off and says he never gave her the chance. He repeats he needs to find Georgia because Stefano took her from them. She supports his search 150%. She asks him if she is putting his search for his daughter over his son – he says yes he is. He mentions DiMera again and that Hope would do the same. Hope can’t believe what she is hearing. Bo defends himself saying that he isn’t ignoring Shawn but Georgia needs him more. Hope is very upset. She tells him that he doesn’t know that – she could be living happily with adoptive parents. He asks her what she would do if she had a child out there that Stefano had kidnapped at birth. She says the same thing as him but they have a son who needs them. He’s not grown up – he’s in college – wait, no he isn’t. He dropped out and he is going to marry Jan Spears and live off his trust fund. This is not their son. Bo says he’ll talk to him tomorrow. Hope says that is not good enough – they have to talk to him tonight.
Bo repeats that he will go talk to him tomorrow. Hope says you didn’t see him in the jail this morning – he is not himself – he never used to drink. Bo says he has to take responsibility for what he has done. Hope agrees but she says he needs them. Bo finally says he’ll go look for Shawn to talk to him now (he sure doesn’t sound happy about it). The phone rings and its Billie. She just heard from the London ISA outfit and they have some information. Bo says you found our daughter? Billie says no they’re sending agents to places in Europe to look for Georgia. The ISA feels Stefano was hiding more than money there. Bo asks her if she is going to be burning the midnight oil. He asks her if she wants his help – Hope steps closer – she is not happy! Billie tells him she will just be going through old files so there is no need for him to be there. He tells her to call if she finds anything new. Hope asks him if he is going to the station. They sit on the couch. He says no and he puts his arm around her. He tells her he knows this is tough on her. She doesn’t want him to think that she doesn’t support him – she just wants him to remember that they have a family together as well. He says he’ll go look for Shawn. Hope says no – she thinks he was right and he should wait for tomorrow – it will give him time to cool off. Bo says that there’s one thing he wants to do and that is spoil her all night. They kiss.
Preview: Sami saying to Brady – you’re grandfather is barely cold in his grave and already you’re doing his whore of a wife. Chloe must be spinning in her grave. A very scarred Chloe looking in a mirror saying Brady I’m sorry I can’t let you know I’m alive – she couldn’t let Brady see what she has become. Bo telling Hope that he should have been there for his little girl – he should have been there for Billie. Sami outside – it’s snowing – saying are you alright. Brandon falls to the ground. Sami yells oh my god – Brandon.
Friday Dec 3
I had a really exhausting day at work today working on a report – my fingertips are tingling, my shoulders are sore, my eyes are still crossed…so please excuse the brevity of this report. I do have to say – Shawn in a TOUQUE with his hair all curled on his collar…THUD. What can I say he not only looked good but his tone of voice, the different inflections, the look in his eyes, the way he used his hands – his body language – dead on for the scenes they were doing. I really can’t say enough about what an exception performance he put in today.
I really enjoyed seeing Caroline and Victor on the screen again but I have to question the purpose of the scenes. I’m tired of Tony and his taunts. He brings them a gift to remind them of home– a pair of lovebirds that he has named Brady and Nicole. Victor says he knows that his wife has got her hooks into Brady – that’s not news to him. He tells Tony that he will deal with Nicole when he returns home. Tony talks about how much he admires Nicole – she’s a woman after his own heart. She knows what she wants and she goes after. He talks about her asking for his help when he was on his deathbed because she knew Victor would try and frame her. He also mentions that he killed Victor and let Nicole believe that it was her and her accomplice Jan Spears that had done it. He says and Jan is involved with your other grandson, Shawn. Victor says Brady won’t be fooled for long by Nicole. Tony doesn’t agree and he shows him footage that was just sent to him of Brady leading Nicole to the stairway.
There’s a little of Chloe today. They did a great job of making her look horrifically scarred. She tells herself she did the right thing by letting Brady believe she was dead. Nancy comes in and tells her that Craig is coming back for Xmas and bringing Joy. She doesn’t want anyone to see her the way she is. Chloe says the surgeries aren’t helping. Nancy tells her the scars don’t matter – they love her. That might have been a bit more believable if in the next scene Nancy didn’t drop Chloe’s supper tray when Chloe revealed her face. Nancy really wants to let Brady know the truth and Chloe hears Brady talking to her. Nancy says the Chloe she knows never gives up. Chloe decides she wants to go home. Nancy is ready to call Brady but Chloe wants to heal first.
Not a lot with Brandon. Celeste holds his hand and says see my vision. He sees the same thing she saw. He gets up to leave and says he’ll drive until dawn if he has to but he is not marrying Sami tonight or any night. He is driving but he can’t really see the road. He decides to pull off. His vehicle is hit. Celeste ‘sees’ the accident as she is leaving the restaurant.
There’s a replay of Abe and Sami and Abe collapsing. Lexie immediately blames Sami. Sami says she didn’t do anything but Lexie tells her that she will make her life a living hell. Sami sees Tek and a date come in and smiles. Tek and his date go to talk to Abe and Lexie. Abe is fine – just lost his balance when his vision went blurry. Lexie says you didn’t tell us you were dating anyone. Tek says that this is their first date. Jackie goes to powder her nose and Sami says you were dating someone else before you and Brady went to the island. Lexie glares at her. Abe wants to know who. Sami keeps pushing but Lucas gets away. He tells her to be good – she doesn’t want to hurt Abe. She says she will be good so he says she’ll get her surprise then. They’re about to leave when he gets a call. He asks her to excuse him for a moment and she goes to the terrace. Lucas is asking the person on the phone if everything is ready.
Brady tells Nicole that they can’t make love, it’s not right. She says we already did, we can’t go back. He says it was too fast. He’d like to do it the right way. He asks her out on a date. They end up at the Penthouse Grill. He takes her out on the terrace and points out the star he named after Chloe after her death. He likes to think that she is up there watching over them. Nicole says she won’t like this and kisses him. Sami comes out and says your grandfather isn’t even cold and you’re already doing his whore of a wife. Lucas comes out and tries to get Sami to apologise. Brady says she doesn’t have to apologise to me but she should apologise to her sister. He heard she went off on Belle when she said she was going to get married on the same day – he calls Sami selfish – excuse me – but its Belle that is the selfish one. Sami says no woman wants to share her wedding day. Brady says Phil is being shipped overseas – for once in her life Sami should show some class. Sami tells him he’s one to talk about class – he’s screwing his step-grandmother…LOL! You go, Sami!!! Both of the Black siblings are just a little too self-involved and condescending for their own good. Lucas is very upset with Sami and blurts out that he is going to call the justice of the peace and cancel everything. She says this is why you wanted me to get all dressed up tonight and go up – you had this planned. They are in the vehicle and the snow is really coming down – no visibility. Lucas feels that Will is going to be upset that he’s not there. Sami says he will just be happy that they are married. Lucas tells her he can’t see anything. They hit another vehicle. Both of them are okay. Lucas tells her to check the other car – he’ll call 911. She opens the door and Brandon falls out. She says oh my god, Brandon – I can’t lose you.
Brady and Nicole head home. She knows what has to be done. She takes him on to the terrace and lights a candle saying they have to say goodbye to the dead and let them go so they can go on living. She says some words about Victor and Chloe being loved…yada, yada, yada. She blows out the candle and they walk into the house arm in arm. They are videotaped and the feed is sent to Victor.
Belle tells Shawn she didn’t think he was going to show up. He just looks at her and doesn’t say anything. She asks him what is wrong – she wants him to talk to her. He says he’s sorry but he thinks he’s made a huge mistake. She says no she made the mistake. She should have insisted they talk sooner. She knows how much Philip loves her but she can’t marry him until Shawn can look her in the eye and tell her he doesn’t love her. She asks him if he can do that. He says are you asking me if we have a future together. She needs to know because…He interrupts her and says what, you need to know because if I say no you’re going to take sloppy seconds with my former best friend. She’s said it’s not like that and you know it. I love Philip but it’s not…it’s… she can’t really get the words out and he looks at are and kind of shrugs and raises his eyebrows and says what…it’s not the way you loved me. She says no. He looks at her and says you always talk about how I hurt and humiliate you – have you ever once thought about how much you hurt and humiliated me – oh gosh, the look in his eyes when he asks her this. Jason did an exceptional job in all the scenes. He says ‘you hooked up with my best friend the second my back was turned. You lost your virginity to him after telling me for how long that you wanted to save yourself for marriage. What a load of crap that was. Belle tries to make excuses for her betrayal by saying he doesn’t understand. She was hurt and he was with Jan. He says he blamed her for his great grandmother’s death because of her lie – right or wrong – she should have given him time to come to terms with that but instead of that you had insult to injury by hooking up with the first guy that comes your way. That’s how much you cared about me. She says no –but he tells her that this is the image that he will never be able to get out of his head. The look on his face when he sees her just shaking her head – he says Belle – you and him together. No matter how hard I try I’m never going to be able to. Belle says she was right, you don’t really love me anymore. He says no I really don’t. You’re just not the same girl I fell in love with in high school. She is surprised and says ‘I’m not the same’. He says do you really think that we’re going to talk and then just pick up where we left off. She tells him she gets it – it’s never going to happen. She got her answer. She turns her back on him and he walks up behind her and says sorry it wasn’t the one you wanted and then he walks away. Her cell phone rings and its Phil. She tells him she free to marry him. Don’t even get me started on how stupid this makes her look. Sloppy seconds all the way around is about right.
Loved the catfight between Jan and Mimi – I especially enjoyed Mimi kicking Jan in the rear. In the scuffle Mimi turns on the computer and sees the video of Phil and Belle making out on the couch. She says you’ve been spying on them and you used this to brainwash Shawn. Jan tells her that she is wrong – Shawn was the one spying on them. Mimi doesn’t believe it and says she finally has the proof she needs to stop her. Jan says you aren’t going to do anything or I’ll tell sexy Rexy that you sent his child to permanent summer camp. She gloats that the video has helped Shawn hate Belle even more and then she tells Mimi to get out. Shawn comes back and Mimi says did you talk. He says it’s over with Belle and now I have better things to do and he starts kissing Jan. Mimi is disgusted and picks up her keys and leaves. When she is in the hallway she notices she has Jan’s keys. She’s going to take them back but then decides they might come in handy.
Just a few Bo and Hope scenes. They are getting ready to go out to the Penthouse Grill but Bo decides he has a better idea and asks Hope if she would mind staying home. She doesn’t. She says she’ll change. Bo pours them each a glass of wine and she makes a toast. She hopes that he finds his daughter. They talk about how Georgia will always be a part of his life and Billie’s. Bo says and a part of yours because you and I are a team. She says yes we are and don’t you ever forget it. He talks about feeling guilty – he feels it’s his fault. He should have been there for Georgia and Billie – he should have know something was wrong. They are about to make love in front of the fireplace when the phone rings. It’s Billie – he says he’ll be right there. He tells Hope that Billie thinks she has found Georgia – he has to go to the station. He’ll make this up to her. She kisses him and says she understands.
Preview: Bo tells Billie that he wants to find their daughter just as badly as she does and if he can’t talk her out of going tonight then he’s going with her. Jen doesn’t want to say it because she thinks of Billie as a friend but when it comes to Bo…Hope says you don’t have to tell me – she can’t be trusted. Chloe ‘seeing’ Brady – he’s telling her she’s always beautiful to him.
Monday Dec 6
Police Station: Kate comes in all excited that they have found Georgia. Bo says Billie found a lead. The DiMera’s have holdings all over Europe and they’ve found one castle in a remote location that has had people on staff for many years. Bo says they will leave tomorrow night to follow up. Billie says she is leaving tonight. Bo says it’s not smart to go without a plan. Billie says she will plan on the flight. Kate chimes in about how things would have been different if she had found Billie and Austin sooner. She agrees that Billie shouldn’t wait. Kate leaves them to talk as she goes to make arrangements. Billie tells Bo she’s a mother and her instinct is to protect her daughter. What if someone gets wind of their search and they move her. Bo says remember what happened the last time you went in without a plan – his wife and son almost died. Billie says she doesn’t need him – she is ISA and he doesn’t have jurisdiction outside of Salem – technically she outranks him. She won’t change her mind so he says he will go with her. She is hugging him when Kate comes in. She is thrilled that Bo is going with Billie because she doesn’t want anything to happen to her. Bo says it’s late; we’ll probably never get a flight…Kate cuts in and says she pulled strings and the Basic Black corporate jet is ready to leave whenever they are. Billie says she will be ready in 30 minutes. Bo says he has to have time to go home and pack and talk to his wife. He doesn’t look to happy at the prospect of that conversation. Bo heads for home. Kate comes back with a bag packed for Billie. Billie looks inside and pulls out a sheer black nightie – Kate says Bo is going to love you in that. Billie reminds her she is an ISA agent on a mission to find her daughter – that’s what this is about. Kate this is about giving Georgia a family and hopefully by the time they come home with their daughter they will be one.
Hope is over at Jen’s house. She brought Zach over to spend the night because she has a special night planned for her and Bo. They talk about the Georgia/Billie situation. Hope says she had a good talk with Bo and he knows that he should have been there for Shawn today. When she says he spent all day with Billie and he’s there again Jen asks her if she is okay with this. Hope supports Bo, she trusts him. Jen doesn’t want to say anything but she asks if Billie can be trusted. Hope tells her that Billie did say if their daughter had lived it would be different. Jen says it’s not going to be easy. Hope says she knows, she’s going to be a stepmother and Billie has never been a mother. Jen says do you remember when were sixteen – what we were like. She says she hated being sent to boarding school. All she wanted was to be with her parents. She tells Hope that if Georgia wants her parents to be together she will look at Hope as the one person preventing it. Hope says if she is anything like her father she will be very determined. Jen says if she is anything like her mother you better look out. Hope says she knows Bo loves her – she is the one he is coming home to tonight. She leaves. Jen sits on the couch and is holding a picture of Jack. She hears a sound outside the door and says Jack and runs to it. She opens it and gasps in surprise. Hope is at home lighting candles all around the living room wearing a robe and nightgown when Bo comes in. She starts kissing him and tells him they have the house to themselves. He says he has to leave. Hope is angry when he tells her he is going to Europe. She says you’ll never get a flight. He tells her Kate arranged for them to use one of the Basic Black corporate jets. Hope says ‘Kate’ – she is not impressed. Bo keeps trying to touch her and hug her but she keeps slapping his hands away. Instead of trying to talk to her he just says he has to go pack and goes up the stairs.
Brady and Nicole are in the shower again…boy they must have gotten dirty going to the Penthouse Grill. They are kissing but Brady sees Chloe and says I love you, Chloe. They end up in one of the bedrooms wearing towels. Brady apologises. She tells him she understands. It hasn’t been that long since he lost Chloe. He doesn’t want to hurt her and he feels he already has – when they made love and just now. She tells him they need to get out of this house where there are memories of her with Victor and him with Chloe. They need a place of their own so that they can put the past behind them. Brady says that Chloe is always going to be in his heart. She understands that. She just wants him so much. She drops her towel and asks him to make love to her. He does.
Before, after and during the Brady/Nicole scenes were the Chloe scenes. She looks at his picture and tells him she just couldn’t let him see her like this but she is going to come back to him as soon as she is well. She keeps seeing him and he tells her that he will always love her and that she is always beautiful to him. She falls asleep and dreams of her and Brady being together (her scars are all healed) and Nicole comes in dressed like a tramp (or more so than normal…LOL) and says that Brady is hers – he loves her. Chloe says no he loves me and then she asks him to tell Nicole that he only loves her (Chloe). Within her dream Chloe has flashbacks of making love with Brady. Brady tells Nicole that he never wants to see her again and she lives. Chloe wakes up and picks up the picture again. She says wait for me Brady. Don’t let Nicole steal your heart away from me (this is while Brady and Nicole are making love).
There’s a bit of a repeat where Sami opens the door of the car they hit and Brandon falls out. This time it’s Lucas that is trying to get Brandon to come to when Sami says she thinks he is dead. LOL! It’s Lucas that says you have to come back to us – Sami doesn’t say anything about not being able to lose him this time. Brandon comes to and says he is okay. Lucas and Sami want to get him to a hospital but he says he was just a bit dazed – no cuts, bruises or broken bones – he’s fine. His phone rings and its Celeste. She just woke up after having that same vision of Sami screaming and Brandon falling out of the car. She knows that he was in an accident and Sami is with him. He tells her that doesn’t mean her premonition is going to come true. Lucas and Sami are talking and Sami has to convince Lucas once again that it is him she wants to marry not Brandon. He asks her what she is afraid of. She’s said she is afraid of herself because every time she has headed to the altar she has never made it to the wedding night. All she wants to do is wake up next to him tomorrow as husband and wife. Lucas tries to get a tow truck but he tells them he called three towing companies and there is a long wait due to a pileup on the interstate. Brandon asks if his car is driveable but Lucas says no the air bags deployed (funny we didn’t see that happen – doesn’t it happen on impact…oh wait, that would have impaired Celeste’s clear view of her vision…silly me). Brandon says he’ll try his car. It starts and he offers to take them home. Sami doesn’t want to get in the vehicle with him and she says they’ll call a cab. Lucas says no cab is going to come out here. He asks Brandon to excuse them. Celeste calls again and asks Brandon if the song Back To One means anything to him. He says when he and Sami were dating it was kind of their song. She says the song was playing in her vision. He tells her that he is about to take Sami and Lucas home – her premonition is not going to come true. Lucas tells Sami that having Brandon be their witness at their wedding will be proof that she is over him once and for all. She agrees to get in the car but they decide not to tell Brandon where they are going. Lucas tells him to take a left – Brandon says Salem is the other way. Lucas says we have a stop to make. They give him the street and he says there is nothing much of anything out there and they say they know. Sami says they’ll tell him when to turn – it’s a surprise. They get to the house and they tell Brandon it’s the Justice of the Peace. They’re getting married tonight. They go inside. Lucas is off to the side getting out the marriage licence and Sami and Brandon are standing next to each other. The JP comes in and glances at Lucas and then Sami and Brandon and says here’s the happy couple and you’ve brought a witness. He’s telling Sami and Brandon to stand and neither of the two of them can get a word in edgewise. He puts on music (Back to One) – he asks them if they’ve written their own vows. Lucas says go ahead Sami tell him which man you’re going to marry.
Preview: Hope grabbing Bo’s arms saying You could get yourself killed - I can’t let you do it. Abby and Chelsea all made up with their hair up – Abby says don’t you think our eyes are too dark. Chelsea so now it makes us look sophisticated and the guys love it. Mimi is telling Belle that she is going to get to the truth before you make the biggest mistake of your life and marry Philip. Tony holding his sword up close to Jack’s neck telling him that if he tries that again he promises that the next wound will be fatal.
Tuesday Dec 7
Belle is sitting at her computer staring at her wedding invitation. Mimi comes in and says she got her e-vite. Belle worries that it might be too tacky – oh boy could I say something about tacky here but I’ll let it pass…LOL! Mimi says no it’s perfect I’d just change one thing. She takes over the computer and changes it to a picture of Shawn and Belle. Belle tells Mimi that she has had a hard time moving on and she isn’t helping. It’s over between them – she’s done with Shawn Brady. She had a talk with Shawn last night (excuse me – but that was tonight – the fact that you and Mimi are in the same clothes should be a clue) and he was very cruel to her. (I’m confused – because he told her he didn’t love her – he was being cruel – he didn’t yell, he didn’t curse – he just stated a fact and that was cruel???) She complains that he told her that she wasn’t the same girl he fell in love with in high school but he’s not the same guy she fell in love with. Mimi says something is not right besides the accident and the brain injury and its Jan. Belle says we can’t blame Jan – Shawn chose her. Mimi insists there is more to this and says she has to stop Belle from making the biggest mistake of her life.
Mimi is convinced that deep down inside Shawn still loves her. Belle says the have to stop blaming Jan – it’s Shawn’s choice – Jan is wearing his ring. It’s not like she locked him up and help a gun to his head to get him to propose. He didn’t even call her when he thought her mother was dead. Phil was always there for her but she kept looking for Shawn (no comment) when he was with Jan the whole time. And then he spies on her and Phil from the fire escape and at Green Mountain Lodge – that just creeps her out. Mimi feels that somehow Jan put him up to it. Belle says even when we went to Jan’s house he wouldn’t show his face. He stayed hidden until we left because he didn’t want to talk to me. Mimi asks her if Shawn told her that or Jan. Belle says Jan did. She says we heard a noise and Jan says it was her cat but it was really Shawn. Belle really doesn’t care about what Mimi thinks – she tells Mimi twice in the course of their conversation that she’s tired of thinking about it – she’s getting married to a great guy. Mimi has a flashback to the video she discovered on Jan’s laptop and says Jan manipulated Shawn into spying on you. Belle asks her she knows that. Mimi says I have to get the goods on Jan. Belle could care less – she’s wrapped up in her wedding plans – she’s marrying a guy that really loves her – she doesn’t want to think about Shawn any longer. She asks Mimi to be her matron of honour. Mimi says she can’t say no to her best friend. Belle tells her she’s going to work on her gown because she’s getting married in a few days.
Belle comes downstairs and opens the chest looking for scissors and finds a picture of Shawn. She remembers Shawn saying he doesn’t love her and she cuts up the photo. At Jan’s Mimi is walking through the house saying I took your keys by mistake but I’m here now. She opens a bedroom door and sees the cage and says what the hell is this. She remembers what Belle said about it’s not as if Shawn was locked up and she held him at gun point and forced him to propose. Mimi says that is exactly what happened. She finds the gun. Turns on the computer and sees the pictures of Phil and Belle. She remembers how Belle said he heard them when they were at Jan’s house but he never showed his face – Mimi knows why know. She also knows that Jan took the videos of Belle and Phil and forced Shawn to watch them. She says I have to tell everyone the truth – I can’t let that bitch get away with this.
Jen is sleeping on the couch holding a picture of Jack. Jack strokes her cheek and says I’m right here. She wakes up and goes to the door to find Abby and Chelsea. She asks Abby is she was trying to sneak in. Abby says she didn’t want to wake her. Jen says she has missed curfew and grounds her. Abby sees the picture and tells her that her mother is so upset because she’s thinking about her Dad. Abby tells Jen that he is really gone this time and he won’t be home for the holidays.
Jack is ushered back to his room in the castle by a guard and Tony. Tony orders the surveillance to be doubled and tells Jack his attempts to escape are futile. Jack tells him that he will escape and be home for Christmas. Tony says in your dreams. Tony holds his sword to Jack’s chest and tells him unless he wants to go home in a box with a big red bow on it he won’t try to escape again. Jack says just like those inventors that try a hundred times, I’ll eventually get it right. Jack asks where the others are and what Tony’s plan. Tony alludes to the fact that none of them will be going home again. Jack says if you were going to kill me you would have done it by now. He asks Tony what his plan is for him and the others here. He asks who else is here in the castle. Tony says you are the only one – the rest are back in Salem. Jack says you’re lying. I heard a young girl crying. Tony tells him he must have been dreaming of Abigail crying her daddy. Jack attacks him and Tony cuts his arm and tells him if he tries that again the wound will be fatal. Jack is wrapping his wound. Tony says it wasn’t that bad. Jack says Bart told me that Jen and the baby made it home safe no thanks to you. He asks who else made it home. Tony says Patrick and he’s living with your family. Jack doesn’t believe him. He says oh yes – they need a man around the house. Jack says Jen wouldn’t let him live there knowing he worked for you. Jack also wants to know what Tony’s plans are for him but Tony won’t tell him. He tells him to have pleasant dreams knowing that Patrick, a man who worked for his sworn enemy, is the man his children and wife will be looking up to and depending on.
Billie is on the plane. The pilot comes and says he got some flack for filing such a vague flight plan. Billie says the ISA knows where they are going and that is all that counts. She has a fantasy about getting into the castle and hearing Georgia. She wishes Bo would get there. Her fantasy continues and after Bo knocks a guard out she rushes into the room saying Georgia, its okay – you’re mother’s here. She then looks at her watch and says she can’t wait for Bo much longer. She’s fingering the silk negligee remembering what her mother said. She stuffs it back in her case just as Bo shows up and asks her what that was. He’s referring to the stuffed animal. When she tells him why she bought it he says they will find her and will be safe and healthy. She says she just has to be alright. She falls asleep and Bo phones Hope. He tells her he loves her and misses her. He’s losing the connection so he hangs up before Hope gets the chance to tell him not to let Billie manipulate him.
Hope asks Bo why after waiting fifteen years they can’t wait one more day to go and search for Georgia. He says he knows that she wanted this night for them – she interrupts and says you were going to talk to Shawn. He says he will – eventually. (I’m sure Shawn will be happy to know how low on his father’s list of priorities he really is). Hope asks him how long are you going to be gone. A few days, weeks, months, years… She is worried that he won’t come back – that he will get himself killed. He knows that they shouldn’t go into this without a plan – do they just intend to storm the castle and take on the remaining DiMera operation on their own. He says he tried to get Billie to wait one more day but he couldn’t and he just can’t let her go on her own. Hope says she can’t let him go. He tells her that Tony and Stefano are dead – she shouldn’t worry. She tells him that she has this terrible feeling he won’t be coming back. He tells her he will be careful – he has to go – Georgia needs him. She tells him that Shawn needs his father more now than ever before. He again says he’ll talk to him when he gets back. He says he’ll only be gone a few days. He kisses her and tells her he loves her and their family – then he leaves.
At the JOP when Lucas says tell the man who you are going to marry – she answers Brandon…much to her, Brandon’s and Lucas’ surprise. She then says that Brandon is her past, her ex-husband and hopefully her friend. She tells Lucas that he has to know that he is her future – she loves him. He says he knows. The JP asks them what type of service do they want. Lucas says the most romantic – spare no expense. Sami asks him to change the music so he says he’ll change it to classical. He gives them some forms to fill out. Sami is very excited that she will soon be Mrs. Lucas Roberts. Sami and Lucas kiss as Brandon watches and thinks that this is just like Celeste’s premonition. Lucas asks Sami to ask Brandon if he will be their witness – she does. Brandon agrees – he just wants her to be happy. Sami just wants to be married. She’s worried something else bad will happen tonight. The JP comes out and says we have a problem. I can’t marry you.
Sami says I knew it. Lucas asks what the problem is. The JP says the annulment papers were never filed at the Salem County Clerk’s office so she is still legally Mrs. Brandon Walker. When the JP finds out the witness is Brandon he rambles on that he knew they was something special between them. Sami says she signed the papers. The JP says no you filled everything out but you never signed them - he suggests that maybe she really didn’t walk to end her marriage. Sami says you’re really getting on my nerves. The JP says they sent you notification. She says she got something from the clerk’s office but she thought it was just confirmation that the annulment had gone through – she doesn’t even know what she did with it. She tells the JP to do something – she wants to get married tonight. Lucas says they can’t or else she will be charged with bigamy. They should just go home and get this taken care of tomorrow. They’re going to lead but the wedding march starts playing and confetti falls on them all.
They’re in the car on the way home and Sami is alone in the back crying. She tells Lucas she is not okay when he asks. She thinks this is a bad omen – what if the fates are trying to tell them something. He says don’t worry – we’ll go city hall tomorrow and re-file the papers. She says that could take months. He says no – once they know what happened they’ll put it on the fast track then they’ll get married just like they planned. Brandon keeps hearing Celeste’s words in his head. Lucas tells Sami not to cry. She says she can’t help it. She doesn’t want to be married to Brandon she wants to be Mrs. Lucas Roberts.
Hope comes over to Jen’s to pick up Zach. Chelsea and Abby go upstairs. Jen says she just grounded Abby and now she’s letting her have a friend stay over – it doesn’t say much for her parenting skills. She says Chelsea can get through to Abby which is more than she can do. Jen brings out some ice cream and two big spoons and asks Hope what happened to her romantic evening with Bo. Hope says he went out of town. Jen says with Billie. Hope tells her not to say it – she knows that Jen told her that Billie was going to try and come between them. She just wants them to find Georgia. Billie will have primary custody and they will work this out. She says she knows Bo loves her. She talks about their kids and says where would we be without them. She does feel bad for Billie and is happy she is getting a second chance to be a mother. She hopes that will be enough for her and that she doesn’t use Georgia to try and get Bo back. At home she pours herself a glass of wine and says she misses Bo so much. She imagines him in front of the fireplace bare-chested and he says what are you waiting for – it’s lonely over here. She smiles and gets up off the couch but in her fantasy Billie joins Bo and she thanks him for finding Georgia and making them a real family. They kiss.
Upstairs Chelsea tells Abby that her mother is so tied up in her grieving that they can do what they want. She asks Abby if her mother has a liquor cabinet they can get into. Abby says her mom would kill her. Chelsea pulls out a cigarette and offers one to Abby. Abby says that is one thing she won’t do – she refers to one of Jack’s articles. Chelsea says we’ll get ready and then blow this joint. They get dressed up to go to a party that one of the senior girls is having – her parents are out of town and she is having a sleepover. Abby says all girls and Chelsea says no, there’s no fun in that. She says she can’t go her mother already grounded her. Chelsea says your mother doesn’t have to know just like mine doesn’t. Jen calls out and asks if they are ready for bed. Jen peeks in and Abby says they were sleeping. As soon as Jen closes the door they hop out of bed and Chelsea stuffs pillows underneath the covers and says it’s time to breakout. Abby says how. She says we’ll climb down the tree and then par-tay!!
Preview: Brandon accusing Sami of not signing the papers on purpose because she was desperate to get him back. Sami says ‘what’. Billie kissing Bo – he pulls back and says what are you doing? Hope opening her door – startled she says what are you doing here? Mimi yelling at Jan saying you kept him here prisoner. You are completely crazy. Jan holding up her kewpie doll and saying No I’m not – tell her kewpie. LMAO – the look on Mimi’s face is priceless. Belle driving – saying the bridge is a solid sheet of ice – he’s trying to tell her to keep the wheel straight – she says we’re sliding – she screams – he reaches for the wheel.
Wednesday Dec 8
This is going to be a quick report – I’m too excited to type up a lengthy report. I want to get on the board and celebrate and play…LOL!
I felt bad for Hope today. She is really missing Bo. She does support his search for his daughter but it’s very evident that she does not trust Billie. She feels cold and checks the thermostat and realises the furnace is not working. She lets her frustration out by say I need you Bo. She calls someone about her furnace but because of the storm she can’t get anyone out there – to top it all the power goes out and Zach calls out for her. She is now wearing a parka and trying to get hold of Bo but she can’t reach him. She calls the airport and knows the plane got away ahead of the storm. She’s happy he’s safe but wonders if she can’t reach him because of the storm or that he just doesn’t want to be reached. She answers the door and says what are you doing here.
I won’t go into a lot of detail when it comes to the Bo/Billie stuff – it just irks me to no end. Billie is sleeping and just about the entire episode their scenes consist of her dreams of their past when they were madly in love. They take place on the Fancy Face. When Bo falls asleep he dreams about a time when they were getting ready to go to an event that featured the unveiling of Countess Wilhelmina’s new perfume Bodacious. They wake up kissing. He asks her what she was doing. She says she kissed him in her sleep because she was dreaming of them. He says he was too. She asks what his dream was about and he mentions the perfume and then says it still drives him crazy. She likes that.
In Brandon’s car they hear a weather bulletin that says this is the worse ice and snow storm to hit Salem in years. Sami says great another worst night – that’s what all my nights are. She doesn’t want to be married to Brandon – she wants to be married to Lucas. Brandon says it’s her fault. They start bickering and Brandon doesn’t pay attention to the road and they end up in the ditch. I really enjoyed their scenes today. Lucas made a few references to Sami being with her fiancée and husband. He also stood up for her when Brandon was blaming her for their annulment not going through – he told Brandon not to talk to his wife like that. Brandon is the only one that is a little hurt – re-opened the cut he got from their earlier collision. Him and Lucas try to push the car back on to the road but can’t – Brandon is feeling a little dizzy so Lucas offers to walk back to the serving station they had just passed. Brandon shuts off the car and Sami asks him why. He tells her the back of the car is in a snow bank – the gases can’t get out through the exhaust so they could end up asphyxiated. She is cold – he suggests making out. She says you’re kidding right – he says what do you think. They bicker back and forth and Brandon tries to get to admit why she didn’t sign the annulment papers. He’s a counsellor he knows. Sami says if he’s smart he should tell her why she didn’t sign them. He says it’s because you wanted to stay married to me. At the service station they owner refuses to go out in the storm and tells Lucas with all the accidents out there tonight he won’t get anyone to come out there. Lucas tries but finds out the guy was right. He tells Lucas only a tank or bull dozer could get through. Lucas calls his mother for help – LOL!
Belle is remembering what Shawn said to her on the roof when she gets a call from Mimi. (Mimi had just remembered how she told Belle that Jan might have brainwashed Shawn and Belle saying Jan wasn’t that smart. Mimi says you were wrong Belle). Mimi tells her she has some news about Jan and Shawn. Belle wants to know if they broke up. Mimi says no. She says did they run off and get married? Mimi says no. Belle says than what is it? Mimi asks her if she remembers how to get to Jan’s country house. Belle says yes – what are you doing there? Mimi says you have to come out here. Belle asks her if she just can’t tell her over the phone. Mimi says you have to see it to believe it. Belle says there’s a storm. Mimi says drive safely because you have to see this and so does Shawn. She is going to call him. After she leaves a message for Shawn Jan comes in. Mimi says so you’ve returned to the scene of the crime. Jan says you committed the crime – I should call the police and have you arrested for break and enter. Mimi tells her to give up – she knows what she did to Shawn and she opens the door to the bedroom. Mimi says you kept him locked in the cage in shackles and you were the one videotaping Belle and Phil and then you forced him to watch it. Jan says so what – Belle moved on with Phil the second Shawn left town – she didn’t make that stuff up. Mimi stays she waited for Shawn – she didn’t move on until he broke up with her and you manipulated that. Jan denies it. Mimi asks her if Belle betrayed Shawn before Shawn betrayed Belle – Jan doesn’t answer but Mimi knows that it was Belle was first. Jan says that Shawn wanted to be with me not frigid Belle. He wanted her because she would love him forever and because of the hot sex. Mimi calls her crazy and that Shawn didn’t love her and she belongs behind bars – where she would be if Shawn hadn’t been in that accident and forgot what happened this summer. Jan yells that she is not crazy and that Shawn does love her and she has proof. Someone that knows for a fact that Shawn loves her. Mimi looks surprised and says who. Jan pulls kewpie out from a drawer and holds her up and says tell her kewpie. Tell her that Shawn loves me. LOL – the look on Mimi’s face. They end up in fight and Mimi throws Jan against the cage. Jan fakes being hurt and gets the upper hand and locks Mimi in the cage. Mimi says when Belle and Shawn get here they will learn the truth and they will let her out. Jan says they may get here but you don’t think I’m going to let them know you’re here. She then asks kewpie what she should do with Mimi. Jan says I should have thought of that myself.
Belle leaves her apartment the same time Shawn is leaving his. She asks him where he is going – he asks her if she is writing a book. He then apologises and says that was rude. He tells her he’s worried about Jan because of the storm – he’s going out to look for her. His phone rings and he says he should get that. Belle says don’t bother its Mimi and I know what she has to say. He asks her what Mimi is doing at Jan’s. Belle doesn’t know but she says they should go – they can take her car. He tells her to get a hat and gloves – it’s cold out. She says she will and she will leave a note for Philip so he doesn’t worry. She goes inside and Shawn scoffs and says yeah leave soldier boy a note. In the car they are not exactly civil to each other. Shawn can’t figure out what Mimi has to show them. Belle just knows that it’s something important and she thinks Mimi didn’t tell her over the phone because she didn’t think she would be believed. She tells Shawn that Mimi believes that Jan manipulated him somehow to get him to fall in love with her. Shawn says she just can’t believe that I’ve moved on. Belle says something is not right, Shawn. You don’t remember this summer – you disappeared and never called. She wonders if Jan went out to her place and worries about Mimi if Jan finds her there. Shawn says Jan wouldn’t hurt her – maybe call the cops on her. Shawn had offered to drive but Belle accused him of drinking and wouldn’t let him drive – he told her he had a hangover and all he drank was some orange juice. They get to the bridge and the car starts sliding – Shawn tells her to hold the wheel straight – he helps there. They seem to be okay and then she loses control and the vehicle skids off the bridge.
Preview: Bo telling Billie that he will always be a part of their daughter’s life but that is as much of a part of your life that I can be – Billie gives him a very sceptical look. Doug and Julie are at Hope’s and Julie is saying that the worse thing that can happen is for him to fly off on some adventure with his ex-wife. She would do anything to get him back. Kate telling Lucas he should be thanking his lucky stars that he never married Sami tonight. Sami saying to Brandon – you still love me, don’t you? He answers – yes I do.
Thursday Dec 9
There was so much dialogue in today’s show that it is going to be impossible to remember everything. Hopefully you’ll get the gist of what went on and what I miss, Jan, Janice , JJ – feel free to jump right in.
I want to say how much I thoroughly enjoyed the Brandon and Sami scenes today. Ali literally glows when Sami is talking about Lucas. After watching yesterdays show and now today’s I feel that Sami is totally in love with Lucas. There was so much between them that you will have to watch. I don’t think I can do it justice but I’ll try and catch the highlights. Sami admits that at the time she didn’t want the annulment. She wanted him to come back. She wanted to be his wife but that has all changed now. He asks her if Lucas is her whole world. She says yes. He tells her that he shouldn’t be. She says he’s my other half, the love of my life, the father of my child. He says could you live without him and she says no. He says it’s great that she loves him that much but she shouldn’t center her whole life around him. She says I live for him and Will – who’s left. She tells him that when he left her she came to realise that she could be on her own – that she could rely on just herself. She tells him he did her a favour by leaving her because she sees now how wrong they were for each other. All she wants is to become Mrs. Lucas Roberts. Brandon looks hurt. From his side of the conversation Sami finds out that he was out in the middle of the storm because he was trying to avoid something. He finally tells her about Celeste’s premonition and Sami realises that it came true – not that they got married tonight but because they are still married. She admits that it took her a long time to get over him but she has. He tells her it took him a long time to but he wants her to be happy. She says you still love me don’t you – he says yes I do.
Kate shows up at the garage station and the owner says you can come to my rescue anytime. Kate is very upset that Lucas ran off and married Sami and she wants to know why he did it. He says because Sami wanted to. She says I wished I could have got through on your cell phone. He wants to know why she was calling. She tells him about Georgia still being alive – I think the expression on Lucas’ face mirrors all of our expressions when we heard the news. Kate gets a real grin on her face when she finds out that the marriage never happened because of a technicality and that Brandon and Sami are stranded together alone. They’re in her vehicle when Lucas notices they are on the wrong road. She tells him they’re going home – someone else will find Sami and Brandon. He makes her turn around but she still doesn’t get on the right road. He tells her to stop the car – he’ll drive. She asks him what he is so worried about. If he’s worried about Sami being alone with Brandon for too long then he shouldn’t be marrying her.
The Bo and Billie scenes were alright. Bo makes things perfectly clear to Billie. They will always be connected for the rest of their lives because of Georgia. He will be a father to Georgia but that is the extent of what he can be to her. His life is with Hope. Billie made a few remarks in the course of their conversation that I didn’t really like. She says that she knows he has moved on with Hope – excuse me – he’s moved on with Hope??? I think he moved on with her when he thought Hope was dead. She also says that she wants a man that would honour his vows – til death do us part – he reminds her he made those vows with Hope first. I did like that she told him about Kate interfering in her children’s love lives again and that Kate had told her to use Georgia to get him back. She mentions that Kate is trying to break up Sami and Lucas and that she is pushing Phil to be with Belle. She tells Bo that she has moved on – she doesn’t want him back and then she asks him if he believes her – he says yes and goes to talk to the pilot. She holds up her hand where her fingers are crossed and says why did you put that thought in my head mother.
It was great to see Doug and Julie again. They came back early from their trip to the mountains because of the storm but it’s so bad they can’t make it to Alice’s so they ask if they can stay with them. Both Doug and Julie assume that Bo is at work. Julie calls Alice while Doug talks to Hope about how it’s understandable that Bo is at work tonight – they don’t pay the firemen, paramedics or police near enough money. Hope says he’s not at work he’s on his way to Europe with Billie. He mentions that it’s freezing and Hope tells him the furnace isn’t working – he goes to look at it. Hope tells Julie where Bo is and who he’s with and she screams noooo. Doug comes running thinking something was really wrong. Hope tells them about Georgia being alive. Julie says how do you know Billie isn’t lying. Hope says Billie didn’t find the proof the ISA and the Salem PD found the encrypted file on this disk that Billie had used to download data from the DiMera mainframe. Julie says who downloaded the information. Hope says Billie. Julie says she could have planted the file. Hope says she believes her and she trusts Bo. Julie tells her she should do what she can to get that plane turned around – Billie would do anything to get Bo back. Hope insists that although their lives will change Bo is her husband and will remain so. Julie says look at Mickey – Bonnie got her claws into him. She calls Hope a fool for thinking that Billie isn’t going to go after Bo.
I really enjoyed the Mimi and Jan scenes. Jan is at the door with a syringe saying I have something for you Mimi. She pushes the door opened and the cage is empty. She walks closer to the cage and Mimi comes behind her with a gun and says you really aren’t too smart – you didn’t take your keys away from me. She gets Jan to drop the syringe and crush it with her feet and then she gets Jan to admit everything. I won’t go into all the stuff Mimi guesses correctly at because we all know what happened during the cage storyline and I don’t feel like revisiting it. Mimi does figure out that Shawn’s accident caused him to forget everything and Jan lied and told him they were together and he didn’t know any better so he believed her. Jan says he was confused but she is adamant that Shawn loves her and nothing any one can do can change that. Mimi says Shawn loves Belle and always has. As soon as Shawn finds out the truth he won’t have anything more to do with her. Jan says you won’t tell Shawn or Belle the truth because if you do I’ll tell Rex that you aborted his baby. Mimi says go ahead. If our love can’t get past my mistake then we’re not meant to be. She’s tired of Jan’s threats to tell Rex the truth and she’s tired of helping Jan keep Belle and Shawn apart.
Belle and Shawn weren’t on very much but good lord, JC was impressive again today. You can actually feel how cold he is by the way his voice shivers as he talks. Shawn lays her down gently in the snow with her head on a rock and he brushes his lips against her forehead – a very brief flashback to the accident. He puts his head on her chest and passes out. He comes to with a start and realises she isn’t breathing. He says wake up – I can’t lose you and he starts giving her mouth to mouth. She finally spits out water and comes to. She asks what happened and he tells her they went through the guard rail into the river and she almost drowned. She says that’s why we’re so wet and so cold – she hugs him saying you saved me. She’s so cold and they are in the middle of nowhere – she doesn’t think anyone will come along to save them. He says they have to find shelter. He says maybe there is something on the other side of that hill or something (lol). She says she doesn’t think she can make it. He says he will not lose her again and tells her to lean on him. He says one step at a time – she’s holding on to him and he’s practically carrying her and the show ends – not exactly a freeze-frame. Kind of a neat ending – it seemed they really brightened the images and had them in slo- mo.
Preview: Phil holding up Belle’s note saying to Rex what the hell is this - Belle running off with Shawn in the middle of the storm of the century. Rex asks him what he is more worried about the storm or that she is with Shawn. Shawn bending over an unconscious Belle saying Belle stay with me (they must be in the barn – I see straw). Lucas looking inside the car window at Brandon and Sami who are very close saying what the hell is going on here. Mimi saying come any closer and I will kill you – Jan attacks – they struggle – gun goes off – both of them look shocked.
Friday, Dec 10
Miss Pat is on her way home for a much deserved three day weekend. Therefore, you are stuck with my version of tomorrow’s (Friday’s) show. I didn’t have time to spell check so I hope its okay.
At the hospital:
A radio is on giving a weather warning for Salem’s winter storm. John is in his room in extreme pain. A man in black leather adds something from a hypodermic needle into John’s IV bag. Lexie walks in with a nurse and he disappears, watching behind a semi-closed door. We see the hypodermic needle still in his hand. Lexie tells John that she can’t give him anything more for the pain...that he is at the maximum. John starts choking/collapsing. Lexie knows something is wrong. John tells Lexie he can’t hold on much longer and asks her to level with him about his odds of recovery. Lexie tells him they just have to wait and see and that she hopes the drug will help as well as therapy and to conserve his energy. After she and the nurse leave, the mystery man walks back in and injects something into the IV again (gosh this is getting redundant). John sees him this time. Dressed in black, wearing a touque, it’s Tek. John looks at him in amazement and asks him what he is doing. Flashes to John dreaming about the ISA and Tek giving him a drug (Tek is also talking about the ISA...something about John having to learn how to disconnect so he won’t feel the pain). John is now back in the present and Tek is adding still more stuff to his IV and then leaving the room. John says he can’t disconnect. Lexie is in the hallway and angrily asks him what he was doing in her patient’s room. She only sees his back so she doesn’t know its Tek. Lexie sees John in agonizing pain and Lexie is determined to get to the truth so she runs into John’s room. Lexie instructs the nurse to change the whole IV bag. She sees the mystery man run off and goes after him. She yells at him again about why he was in John’s room and the man turns around and it is Tek. He tells her that he visited John earlier but wasn’t in the room just now. He is wearing black leather like the mystery man but no touque. The camera flashes to the garbage can next to them and the viewer sees a black leather jacket and an IV hanging out. Neither Lexie nor Tek see this. Lexie walks out and someone taps her on her back shoulder. She sees someone in the reflection of the mirror and turns around saying...oh my god!
Kate and Lucas are still driving. Kate is trying to convince Lucas not to marry Sami. He tells her that Sami is marrying him, that she is devoted to him, that Brandon and Sami are over and just friends. He praises Brandon for being a calm influence on Sami. Kate wants him to take time and rethink his plans. She’s hoping subconsciously that they find Sami and Brandon in a risqué situation. Sami and Brandon are talking and Brandon admits that he is still in love with her. More about the past...blah..blah...about why he filed the annulment papers...trust issues...etc. Sami tells him that she is doing much better now. He tells her that he had a lot of dates when he was in London. We see Sami and Brandon moving closer to each other to keep warm. Kate and Lucas arrive and he opens the car door and yells at Brandon to keep his hands off of his fiancé (it certainly looked like Brandon and Sami were about to kiss each other). Sami is shocked that Lucas called Kate of all people to come and get them and rolls her eyes...lol... He explains about the tow truck and how Kate’s SUV was all he could think of. While Kate smugly thinks something happened, Lucas questions Sami. She covers up and tells him they have to get Brandon to the hospital. Kate makes a snide remark to Sami, and privately says that new memories were made tonight. In the back seat, Brandon tries to hold Sami’s hand but she pulls away. It seems like it took no time at all for Sami and Lucas to get home. They are making love in bed. She tells him how she can’t wait to be his wife. He hates the stuff about the annulment. His face is suddenly superimposed with Brandon’s and she tells him she loves him. Brandon says he’ll love her forever as they kiss. The face goes back to Lucas’s and she tells him she loves him as well. Lucas tells her he’ll also love her forever and they are kissing. Sami is thinking oh god she loves two men and what will she do.
They come back to the loft (Belle’s) and Philip calls for her. He seems to say damn it all an awful lot on this show (LMAO). Philip sees a note from her and reads it out loud...She has gone with Shawn and will be back soon. His reaction: damn it all! and what the hell is she doing out in a storm and with Shawn. Rex can’t find a tv signal and Philip can't get hold of Belle...the phone lines are down as well....damn it all! (sorry but I find him so ridiculous). Philip finally gets a call from Mimi asking for help and telling him about Shawn and Belle missing and Philip is determined to go and find Belle and Mimi (doesn’t give a rat’s ass about Shawn...his very words...lol..) Philip of course excelled in cross-country in school (what a guy!) and he knows a shortcut to Kent Island. We see the two of them on cross-country skis tracking across the snow. Philip figures out where they are and sees a structure near by. They both head for it.
Those two rocked today! (kudos to both actresses). Mimi is pointing a gun at Jan. LOL...Jan is guzzling a flask of scotch. Mimi tells her she is sick and they fight over the gun. Jan is taunting Mimi throughout the show. She tells her that she knows Mimi could never shoot her. We hear a gun shot and both Mimi and Jan look shocked. It looked as if Mimi had been hit...but... they are both okay. Somehow Jan now has the gun and lays it down to get another drink of scotch, telling herself she should go get the syringe again. Meems picks the gun up and points it at her again. Jan tells her that there are no more bullets. Mimi checks and its true, but she uses the gun to hit Jan in the head with. Jan goes down and Mimi rushes out. She tries to call Belle but can’t get through. She gets hold of Philip (see above). Kewpie is talking to Jan telling her to wake up because Mimi is going to ruin everything. When she heads back, Jan catches her from behind and they struggle again. Same old...same old...Jan threatening to tell Mimi’s secret to Rex. Mimi’s had enough and tells her to go ahead and that if Rex and she can’t survive this then... Mimi tells Jan she feels sorry for her that she feels that love can only be bought. Jan is dancing around the room in a crazy way with Kewpie. She talks about her parents being dead in one body bag. Mimi is looking at her in puzzlement/horror? Crazy Jan talks gleefully about Shawn and Belle maybe freezing to death and that if he is in Belle’s arms then he will wish he was dead. Mimi hits her unconscious again and throws the kewpie doll next to her. She runs out to save Shawn and Belle.
Shawn & Belle:
Shawn is carrying Belle through the snow lovingly. There is a flashback of the accident. He whispers to her to take it nice and slowly...and I’ve got you baby....I know its late and you’re tired...It’s been a hell of a night. They reach the barn and he puts her gently down on the straw. Belle is shivering like crazy and tells him how cold she is. She looks as if she is close to hypothermia. Shawn takes his coat and puts it around her to keep her warm. He sees the stove and wood and tells her that they will get a fire going and be okay. She is unconscious again and Shawn is begging her to wake up. When Belle wakes up she can’t remember what happened or why they are there and she asks him. He gets a blanket and says...I need you to do something baby. I need you to take your clothes off...I’m going to get this fire started baby... While Shawn is stoking the stove, Belle complies. She asks for another blanket and Shawn sees a reflection of her back to him...bare. She has the first towel wrapped around her waist down. Shawn turns (the look he gives her...oh my!) and says yes, wrapping another blanket around her. He lies down beside her (without his shirt on now) but she can’t get warm. He is rubbing her body and tells her to remember happy times. Shawn creates a verbal memory of the two of them at Green Mountain Lodge in front of a warm fire, drinking hot toddies. Belle can’t get warm and when she looks up at him, he is staring right in her eyes. Shawn tells Belle about a story his father told him about keeping his mother warm. He tells her to give him her blanket and he will give her his and then he spoons against her. They fall asleep. Shawn is having a fantasy of Belle and him at the loft. She is in a white short negligee and he is topless. She tells him she is going to give him the sexiest massage and to turn on his stomach (on the couch). Shawn turns over and says why stop at that (or something like that...lol...I was too busy looking at his...um...chest...). In the fantasy they start to make love, kissing each other. Back in the present, they are turned to each other now still asleep. Their hands start caressing each other and they are kissing.
Previews: Sami is talking to the psychic and begging her to tell her who she is supposed to be with...Lucas or Sami. Kate of course is lurking and listening. Kate says “perfect”. Hope is talking to Brandon. She tells him that Bo and her will figure things out on their own and that hopefully Billie is as decent a person as Brandon. Bo and Billie are huddled together outside in the bushes and he tells her that with luck they will find Georgia and maybe even more. All of a sudden some guards are upon them and they are told to freeze. Then we see a picture of the barn on fire with Belle and Shawn inside.
Monday Dec 13
A little rushed today...so this is not as detailed as it could be...
At the Hospital: Lexie/Maggie/Brandon/Kate/Mystery Man
Lexie is surprised to see Maggie at the Hospital. Maggie tells her that she has a meeting to attend for the children’s Christmas party. She is worried about what is happening with Abe and John and discusses it with Lexie. Maggie has something from Marlena to give to John and wants to go see him. Flashback to when John was “Father John” and then Marlena begging Maggie to take the cross necklace to give him, just in case something happened to her. She shows it to Lexie and they both hope that having it will help John get better. The mystery man is baaaaaaaaack…guess what he’s doing??? Still hiding in John’s room, and playing with the IV bag again.
Maggie goes into John’s room. He’s happy to see her and says he hasn’t seen her since the island. John asks her about Mickey. She’s worried about John and tells him that everyone wants him home for Christmas. They talk about Marlena and how much he misses her. Maggie gives him the necklace and John clutches it tightly in his hand.
Brandon tells Kate that he knows why she wanted him in Salem and that she lied to him. He says that he will leave Salem tonight…doesn’t want to come between Sami and Lucas. Kate is her usual manipulative self and tries to convince Brandon that there’s still a chance for him and Sami. Next scene Kate and Lexie are arguing. Lexie tells her again that Brandon is leaving. When Maggie comes out of John’s room, Kate is waiting outside. Maggie leaves and both Kate and Lexie go in to see John. The mystery man is hiding in the bathroom. John is in extreme pain again and it looks as if he is having a very bad dream. Kate asks Lexie why she can’t give him something to help him. They leave. Lexie is mystified as to why this is still happening to him. She says that maybe he would feel better if he was in his own home. Then she says that’s not an answer because there is no one to take care of him. Miss Kate offers to move into the penthouse to stay with him. She offers to hire a nurse to take care of him when she can’t be with him. Lexie reluctantly agrees and goes to sign the discharge papers. Kate returns to the hospital room and gives John a hug, telling him that he shouldn’t be alone to go through this and that she will help him through it. Someone is videotaping the scene. After she leaves, the mystery man changes the medical chart and fiddles once more with the IV bag. When the nurse comes in, John is in pain again. She checks the chart and sees that he hasn’t received his pain dosage so she too injects his IV. The mystery man is talking to Tony on the phone. You can only see the bottom half of his body. Tony is happy and gives the man new orders. Right after the nurse leaves, John’s eyes fall back into his head. He doesn’t look good at all.
The Castle: Marlena/Roman/Bart/Tony
Marlena is thinking about their loved ones and wishing they could get word to John and Kate that they were all right. Roman is with her and tells her he knows a way to do it but it could be dangerous. We don’t hear the plan but later hear Marlena agree to give it a try. She’s frightened about what Tony might do if they aren’t able to get away, that maybe she and Roman would be separated. He hugs her and she tells him that she is away from her family and friends and she doesn’t want to lose him as well. Roman says that if his idea is a success, then the DiMeras will be gone for good. He asks her if she is ready. The guard comes when Roman rings the bell. Roman is hiding behind the door and Marlena is on the floor. He tackles the guard, but Tony catches them before they can leave. He says that he is going to entertain them and we see Bart bringing in a television and Tony turning it on. (LMAO…they have popcorn and licorice for munchies) The scene is John’s hospital room where Kate is hugging John. Both Marlena and Roman are upset and she starts crying. Roman tells her that John and Bo wouldn’t stop trying to search for them. Marlena can’t believe it. She wonders if John thinks she’s dead. Roman thinks that Tony doctored the tape but then Marlena sees the cross necklace and knows that if Maggie gave it to John, then they have given up on them. Marlena is devastated and says no one is coming for them and they are all alone. Roman tells her that Kate and John need each other just like they do. Marlena is crying and he is trying to comfort her.
Outside the castle: Bo/Billie/Guards
Billie and Bo are waiting in the forest near the castle when a few guards catch them. They disarm them and turn off their equipment. You can hear the bell ringing (Roman) in the background. They head for the castle gate and Billie punches in a code and watches it open. Before he can stop her, she runs through it and an alarm goes off.
At Hope’s house: Hope/Brandon
Hope hasn’t heard from Bo and she is fretting. She finds a satellite phone and dials but can’t get him. Bo and Billie have both turned off their phones/equipment. She opens the door and Brandon is there. He dropped by to see her on his way out of Salem because Kate told him she was alone (that Bo and Billie had gone off) and he wanted to make sure she was okay. When she asks about Sami, Brandon tells her about his confession to Sami that he still loved her. He says that he is leaving Salem. Hope talks to him about Billie and how she is coming between her and Bo. She wishes that Billie would be as decent as Brandon and do the right thing.
Sami’s Apartment: Sami/Miss Wendy (Psychic lady)/Lucas
Sami can’t find her annulment papers and is worried. She phones Miss Wendy. Someone else is there and gets Wendy’s Sami notes and scams her along. Sami goes on about what happened and about Celeste’s prediction being right on the mark. She want's to know who she should pick. The scammer..oops…psychic lady tells Sami she should decide once and for all and not change her mind (Sami is paying her for this???) Lucas walks in while Sami is talking on the phone and Sami tells him that it was a worker from Basic Black helping her look for the annulment papers. When Sami says she needs to go there and look for herself, Lucas wants to go with her, but she puts him off and rushes out the door, telling him she loves him.
Basic Black: Sami/Kate
At the office, Sami still can’t find the papers and she phones the psychic lady again asking her to help her make her choice over either man. Kate is skulking in the background and listens in to Sami’s conversation. Sami tells the psychic lady that she loves both Lucas and Brandon. Kate gleefully says to herself that it is perfect.
Out in the Snowstorm: Rex/Philip
Our trusty ski patrol is still on the lookout for Belle and Shawn. When they get to a barn, nobody is there (lol…wrong barn, guys). Further away, they see the fire and head off in that direction. (More after Shawn/Belle below)
At the right barn: Shawn/Belle/Rescuers/ and yes…finally Rex and his trusty sidekick…Philip
Shawn and Belle are moving closer to each other and making passionate love. Lots of caressing and kissing...cut to Phil and Rex...then back to them making love. They finally fall asleep with their arms around each other. The straw catches fire from a loose spark. Shawn wakes up but Belle is unconscious again. He carries her in a blanket towards the entrance but a burning rafter crashes down on both of them. In the next scene there are rescue people and one of the guys knows who they are. He went to high school with them. Shawn and Belle are transferred to gurneys and loaded up for travel. Philip and Rex arrive just in time to see the ambulance driving off as he sees Belle’s scarf and calls out her name.
Belle is wearing white and is with Shawn. She tells him she was afraid of what was happening to her but now that she knows he is with her… Shawn tells her they will be together forever now.
Hope asks Lexie if she has any reason to be jealous of Billie and Lexie says yes.
Billie points and tells Bo that “she is in there”
Brandon tells Sami that he still loves her…we see Sami’s face and the Lucas’s.
Tuesday Dec 14
Sami is on the phone with Ms Wendy – LOL – I get a kick out of the psychic double-talk. Kate is listening but goes back to her desk. Just as Sami is saying that she still has feelings for him (meaning Brandon) she notices Lucas at the door. Lucas came to get her because he heard on the radio that Shawn and Belle had gotten caught in the storm and the barn they used for shelter burned down and they were suffering from smoke inhalation. Sami wonders why Shawn and Belle were together. Lucas says don’t worry about that – don’t you want to know how your sister is doing. She says Belle is okay – she always is. Lucas tells her she’s in critical condition.
Kate checks her email and has one from Billie stating that they made it to Europe and they are beginning their search. Kate hopes that Billie will get back together with Bo. Eugenia shows up – apparently because Kate called her. Honestly – I have no idea for what purpose Kate needed Eugenia – to listen over her shoulder as Kate bribes the psychic – LOL! She didn’t even put the woman on speaker phone – Eugenia had to listen through the handset as Kate held it away from her ear. Basically Kate’s offer of a $1000.00 to make sure that Sami is convinced to reunite with Brandon and the psychic is on her way to Basic Black. Kate tells Eugenia to leave before Miss Wendy gets there. Kate picks up a picture of Billie and says one you find Georgia then you and Bo can find love. She then picks up Lucas’ picture and says soon Sami will be out of your life for good.
At the castle Bo and Billie duck into a storage room and conveniently it’s all stuff of Georgia’s. Picture, baby book – toys. I’m not going to go into detail on all this. A lot where Billie was crying about what they missed with their daughter, wondering if she had friends or someone to love – someone she could trust. Bo finds a picture that he says is a clue. It’s a drawing of a little girl reaching through a window for a cloud. He says children draw what they know so he said she must have had a room in the turret. They go to look for it and we see someone following them. They get to the top floor and Bo says we have to hide someone is following us. As it turns out it wasn’t them being followed. A guard tells one of the servants that this area is restricted and that he triggered an alarm because of the trip wire they have there. After those two leave Billie gets up and goes to a door that has a name plate on it – Georgia Reed Brady.
At the hospital Hope slams down the pay phone and wonders why she can’t get through to Bo. Lexie comes in and says the ambulance is here. Okay – how in the heck did Phil and Rex get to the hospital before the ambulance – they were on skis???? LOL And Rex is able to tell Mimi what’s wrong with both of them when Shawn and Belle just got to the hospital and those two weren’t even in the room. Phil doesn’t understand what they were doing out there – he can’t lose Belle. Hope says they’ll make it. In the emergency room Lexie and the nurses work on Shawn and Belle. They have an out of body experience. I really did enjoy those two short scenes. I thought they were very well done and for the very first time since Martha debuted as Belle I actually saw Belle’s love for Shawn. Unfortunately it was only there for a couple of scenes but that was better than nothing. The lighting for these scenes was very good. They both have white towels…Shawn’s draped around his waist – Belle’s more like a one shouldered-dress. Very beautiful smile from her when she turned around and saw Shawn and I loved the small smile he gives her. She said she was so afraid of what was happening to her until she knew he was there. (She has her head nestled on his shoulder when she says this). He pulls back and looks at her and says don’t worry – nothing can hurt us now – we’ll be together forever (or something close to that). He’s holding her and then she looks down and sees what is happening in the emergency room. He says don’t worry – it’s going to be okay. As long as we love each other we’re going to be together forever and that’s all that matters. She says I do love you. I’ve always loved you. They kiss – and that’s the end of the out of body experience.
Hope is frantically trying to reach Bo. Phil asks her if she is alright. She says she can’t get hold of Bo – he doesn’t know his son is fighting for his life. Lexie comes out and all of them rush towards her – Hope asks her if Shawn and Belle are going to live. Lexie lets Hope and Phil go in to see Shawn and Belle – for a few minutes only. Mimi is relieved – Rex wants to know what they were doing out there. Mimi says the EMT is someone she went to high school with – she’ll go talk to him. From ‘Ty’ Mimi learns that Shawn and Belle were found together naked. Mimi thinks to herself that they were making love. She tells Ty not to tell Phil what he told her because Phil is Belle’s fiancée.
In separate cubicles now Phil is with Belle and Shawn is with Hope. When Belle comes to Phil is stroking her forehead and Belle says Shawn. Shawn sees his mom and says Belle – Hope tells him she is going to be just fine. She goes to try and get hold of Bo after thanking Lexie. Brandon comes in and asks Lexie how Shawn and Belle are doing. She asks him if he is still intending to leave to town and he says yes he doesn’t want to chance running into Sami again. Lexie is worried about his injury but he says he’s fine. Brandon ends up talking with Hope – asking her what is wrong. She says she was really worried about Shawn and she still can’t get hold of Bo. But Shawn is going to be fine and that’s all that counts. He says you were rooting for a Shawn and Belle reunion. Hope says she is still engaged to Phil and he’s with her now. She wonders what Shawn and Belle were doing together. Brandon says if those two really love each other nothing will keep them apart. Hope smiles and says spoken like a true romantic. When she learns he is still leaving town she asks him if he is having second thoughts about leaving Sami behind. He says no she loves Lucas – they share a child – that’s a very powerful bond. The conversation shifts to Bo Billie and Georgia. Hope completely trusts Bo but she is worried that Billie might try to use their daughter to get to Bo. Brandon says all you can do is have faith in your love for Bo – he believes true love always wins. Sami is listening to the conversation. He says if your feelings are strong enough nobody can come between you – Hope says there is no if about it Bo knows that his future and his family are with her. She goes back to check on Shawn. Sami talks to Brandon. She wants to know if he really meant it when he said that if two people had feelings for each other that their love would last forever. He says absolutely – he believes in that kind of love.
She says she is trying to be open and honest with him. When he left and asked for their marriage to be annulled she thought her life was over. She didn’t believe she would ever find love again. But she has. She loves Lucas…wants to spend her life with him…yada yada yada. Brandon says we’ve had this conversation before why are we having it again. She says she is afraid of him. Afraid that their feelings for each other will prevent her from finding happiness with Lucas. He says that is not going to happen because he is leaving town tonight. He tells her she can’t put an end to that part of her life if he’s around. They have too much baggage between them. They both admitted they had feelings for each other while they were stranded together. Brandon tells her he still loves her. Lucas hears all of this. He says a part of him will always loves her and that is why he is leaving tonight. She says don’t go.
Rex wants to know what was going on – why Mimi went to Jan’s. She has several flashbacks. She says he wouldn’t believe her and that she will tell him the truth about everything but she can’t because she has to tell Shawn and Belle first. What she has to tell them will change everything. She tells him to promise her that they will always be together no matter what. He does. I really enjoyed Mimi today. Belle says Shawn again and Phil tells her that he is going to be alright and so is she but he is very angry with Shawn right now. He needs to know why he took her out in that storm – it was way too dangerous. She has a memory of the crash. She has a memory of Shawn and her when he’s talking about using his body heat to keep her warm. Shawn says Belle and Hope says she is fine – you both pulled through – you were there for each other. He remembers telling her he loves her and Belle saying she loved him and asking him to make love to her. He looks at his mom and says this changes everything.
Phil asks Belle if she is trying to tell him something – more images of her and Shawn together – except you never really see Shawn’s face any more in her memories. She appears to be agitated. Hope asks Shawn if he has changed his mind about her – then he starts coughing really badly. Hope asks Lexie if he is going to be okay. She reassures Hope and then asks if she heard from Bo. They chat a bit about what’s going on with Bo and Billie and Hope asks Lexie if she has any reason to be jealous of Billie Reed. Lexie say honestly – yes, you do. Not because Bo is romantically attracted to Billie but because he’s spending all his time with her. She tells Hope to be there for Bo and her sons and to understand that Bo has a daughter now. Hope says she knows but she is never going to let Billie come between her and Bo ever again. Hope comes back to Shawn’s room. He’s says he’s not sure if he’s been sleeping but he thinks he is having a dream but it feels so real. She asks him what it is about – he has more memories of making love with Belle – LOL! Love the look on his face when he says I can’t tell you about it mom. Phil ask Belle if she is feeling okay. She says she’s fine – then he asks her what she is thinking about. More flashbacks and she kind of gets lost in the memories and starts mimicking the movements. He wants to know what is going on. Shawn tells Hope he needs to see Belle. He has to talk to her about what happened between them tonight. Belle turns to Philip and says there is something I have to tell you.
Preview: Mimi telling Belle – It wasn’t Philip – it was Shawn. The two of you really did make love in that barn tonight. Hope talking with Shawn saying ‘you want to be with her. You can not let her marry Philip. Sami telling Lucas I love you – Brandon watching saying good bye Samantha. Bo yelling out ‘Billie don’t touch that’. She touches the filing cabinet and gets a huge shock.
Wednesday Dec 15
Miss Wendy is very impressed with Basic Black but tells Kate she can’t even afford one of their push up bras. Kate tells her she’ll give her some lingerie before she leaves as long as she gets the job done. She has a stack of money sitting on her desk and she passes a script over to the psychic stating she has to convince Sami that she will only find happiness with Brandon. Miss Wendy says the fates might have something different planned. It could be written in the stars that Sami and Lucas belong together. She says that Sami really loves Lucas – let true love prevail. Kate says never and tells her to follow the script. As the psychic is leaving Eugenia shows up with some bad news for Kate. A friend from the hospital called and saw Brandon saying goodbye to Sami and Sami and Lucas leaving together. Brandon is leaving town tonight.
Billie and Bo open the door marked Georgia Reed Brady and Billie calls out Georgia and a voice is heard saying ‘Mama.’ It’s a doll. Bo can tell by the stuff in the room that Georgia hasn’t been there for years. It’s the room of a toddler not a teenager. Billie says she was pampered but she didn’t have her mommy and daddy. They see a file cabinet. Bo tells Billie not to touch it. He examines it and says he’s going to go onto a balcony and call the ISA because the locks on this are very complex. He thinks its set to destroy the contents inside if anyone tries to open it. While he’s gone Billie decides she has cracked tougher safes than this file cabinet. She is about to touch it when Bo comes in and says No – doesn’t stop and the thing explodes. When Bo comes to there are burning rafters on top of the both of them. Billie is unconscious – he asks her not to leave him.
I really enjoyed Sami’s conversation with Brandon and so did Lucas seeing as he was eavesdropping the entire time. After Sami tells Brandon he should stay he tells her it’s time for her to choose between him and Lucas. She says her mind is made up – it always has been. Her future is with Lucas and Will. She talks about growing up without really having a family because one of her parents was always missing. Now they’re both dead. She wants to give Will the life she never had. Brandon tells her that marriage is a big step and she should be sure so she doesn’t repeat her mistakes. She says she truly loves Lucas and she doesn’t know how she got so lucky. Lucas comes in and says he’s the lucky one. Sami tells Brandon he doesn’t have to leave town because of her. It’s the holidays and he should spend it with his family. Lucas agrees. Brandon says he wants to leave town so they can get married and start their lives together. Lucas tells Sami he wants to take her home – she says she loves him so much and they hug – Brandon watches and says Goodbye Samantha. Sami and Lucas go home and get very romantic – it would have been great if while they were making love Sami didn’t keep seeing Brandon and then Lucas and then Brandon – talk about a yo-yo. She said goodbye to him and it was so good – but I guess she needs a reason to call the psychic again…sigh.
Brandon looks for Lexie and says the storm is breaking so he’s going to stop at the house and say goodbye to Abe and then he’s leaving. She tries to convince him to stay for Christmas. He says he has to leave – he can’t seem to avoid Samantha. He talks about the bond her and Lucas have because of Will. He says he tried to be upbeat when talking to Hope but if Bo and Billie find their daughter Hope’s life will never be the same. He doesn’t know if their marriage will survive. Lexie says Bo would never leave Hope – she’s the love of his life and they have a family. Brandon talks about every kid wanting their parents together and Bo will feel guilty for missing 15 years of her life and the only person that will understand is Billie. (Excuse me – how many years of Shawn’s life did Hope miss – I think she could understand!). He leaves and Lexie notices Hope who is close to tears. Hope says that Billie almost took Billie from me once and this time she’s afraid she may succeed.
Mimi asks Lexie if Belle and Shawn will be able to go home tonight. Lexie tells her it depends if their lungs clear. Mimi is convinced that Shawn and Belle made love in that barn and that this is a new beginning for them. Belle tells Philip that she almost died tonight. She knows that her future is with him and she wants to get married as soon as possible. She says I love you Philip and kisses him. After the kiss she tells him that he is the best medicine. After she woke up she realised that she had been dreaming about making love to the most incredible man and she knows that man was him. She smiles and kisses his hand and tells him she was dreaming they were making love and it was so perfect. It felt like it really happened tonight. He says maybe you were dreaming about the last time we made love. She says maybe but it seemed so real. He brings up the fact that she was with Shawn tonight and says do you think you – she interrupts him and says no – you’re the only man I’ve been with – the only man who has ever made love to me – it was you Philip. Mimi sweeps back the curtains and says sorry, that’s not true. (Thank god Mimi showed up because Philip’s preening and puffed out chest was making me gag…) Mimi asks to speak to Belle in private – Phil agrees but warns Mimi not to upset her.
Mimi is glad Belle is okay. She says you don’t really remember everything from tonight. Belle asks her why she would say that. Mimi says you just told Phil you had a dream about making love to him except it wasn’t a dream. It was real and it was with Shawn. Belle immediately denies it saying she couldn’t have made love to Shawn because she is engaged to Philip. Mimi says but deep down you love Shawn and tonight your real feelings came out and you made love. Belle insists she was dreaming of Philip. Mimi tells her to get real. She was in the barn naked with Shawn. Belle says they had to get out of their wet clothes – nothing happened with Shawn – she’s marrying Philip. Mimi tells her it’s time to wake the hell up and realise that the man you belong with is Shawn. She reminds Belle how confused she was after she made love with Phil – she felt like she might have made the biggest mistake of her life. Mimi says it didn’t feel like that tonight. Belle says she can’t believe that she would have been with Shawn and not remember it. Belle brings up a high school bio class and what hypothermia can do – it must have been a hallucination. Mimi says there is only way to know for sure – go to the source. If Shawn had the same dream as you then you know it was real.
Mimi and Phil share a few scenes. Phil doesn’t appreciate Mimi trying to get Shawn and Belle back together – he thought she was his friend. She says she is and she doesn’t want to get hurt. He wants to know what she was doing at Jan’s house. She says she can’t tell him – she has to show them all because without seeing it they won’t believe it. She tells him when Shawn and Belle see what’s there it will change everything and they will be back together. Belle is dreaming again – at first its Phil in her dream and then Shawn. She wakes up saying Shawn’s name. She wonders if she really made love with Shawn tonight - she looks towards his cubicle.
I absolutely adored the conversation between Hope and Shawn today. Those two are so realistic together as mother and son. Shawn tells Hope that he has to talk to Belle and he tries to take out his IV. She asks him if there’s a chance they will get back together. He says he doesn’t know but he has to find out if it really happened or if it was a dream. Shawn goes to Belle’s cubicle and here’s her declaration of love to Philip and the poor guy is just devastated. He wonders how he could have been so wrong about her and thinks that it must have been a dream and walks away. Shawn is thinking and says it had to be real – it couldn’t have been a dream. Lexie comes along and he asks her if after the smoke inhalation and passing out is it possible for him to have a dream that seemed so real that he could swear it really happened. She tells him that after what he went through vivid life-like dreams are not unusual. She tells him to get back into bed. Shawn walks away talking to himself under his breath. He knows what was real. Belle telling Philip how much she loved him and kissing him – that was real. As he is crawling back into his bed Hope asks what is wrong. He says I’ll tell you – I’m such a jerk. I have to stop being such a romantic. It’s over – once and for all – I’m done with Belle.
Hope gives him some water but he throws the glass saying he’s had it with Belle. Philip can have her – they deserve each other. Hope tells him to calm down and wants to know what happened. He says everything got messed up tonight but he’ll tell her what he can remember. He tells her about Mimi’s call to Belle, the drive, the accident, the wet clothes, finding the barn and that he used his body heat to keep Belle warm. She tells him that is the best thing he could have done. He knows he should have kept an eye on the fire but he was paying so much attention to Belle. Hope smiles. He says it just felt so right. It was like it was when the two of them were still in love – he was holding her in his arms and it was like nothing else in the world existed. They just wanted so badly to be together and that’s when we started … and he stops. Hope says started love. He looks uncomfortable and his arm flails as he throws up his arm and says I thought we made love. He says he can’t believe he’s talking to her about this – it could have all been a dream. He tells her that he talked to Lexie and she said he could have had a very vivid dream. She asks him what Belle said when he went to talk to her. He says he didn’t talk to her – she was kissing Phil and telling him how she couldn’t wait to be Mrs. Jarhead. He says he would laugh if it didn’t hurt so much. Hope hugs him and says she’s sorry.
He says was it a dream or was it real – he says to Hope “honest to God, I don’t know.” She says it doesn’t matter if it was real or a dream – if he can look into his heart and find he stills loves Belle he has to be with her. He can’t let her marry Phil. She urges him not to let Belle go. The only reason she is with Phil is because he broke her heart. He says she has already made up her mind – how am I supposed to change it. She says ‘you fight’. She talks about how she fought for his dad when she came back and he was with Billie. He says now that Georgia is alive aren’t you afraid you are going to lose him again. She says they love each other – they are a family. She says that great-Gran always said that he and Belle reminded her of me and your dad. She tells him it is up to him to decide if that love is strong enough – strong enough to love forever. She leaves him to think. He tells himself he has to remember what happened in the barn tonight – he has more memories and then he smiles and says he never felt like that before – it had to be real. He looks towards Belle cubicle and says to himself that his Mom was right. He can’t give up on Belle. Belle comes to him – he looks at her and says your not with Philip – I’m shocked. She asks him if he remembers what happened in the barn tonight between them. He says Yeah I do.
Preview: Marlena crying saying to Roman – what if I lose you too – I’ve lost everyone else. He says she’s not going to lose him and they kiss passionately. Hope saying to Lexie that she just got an awful feeling about Bo. Celeste says it’s Billie and Bo. At this moment both of their lives are hanging in the balance. John sees Marlena – she’s telling him not to push himself so hard – they’ll be together soon in eternity (she morphs into the grim reaper).
Thursday Dec 16
I’m going to start this off with a rant. I’m absolutely appalled at the drivel that spewed from Bonnie’s mouth today. What in god’s name are the writers thinking? Do they seriously think that this is entertainment? Kate could win mother of the year if her competition was Bonnie.
At the castle Roman and Marlena hear the explosion as do two guards and Bart. When Billie comes to she tries to scoop up papers but Bo tells her they have to get out of there because they can hear Bart and the guards outside the door. They end up on a ledge outside the window and Bart orders the guards to do a search. Billie is stuffing papers in his knapsack and they fall off the ledge. Same scenario as the ‘volcano’ – Bo clinging to the ledge, Billie clinging to his legs and then crawling up him to get to safety. They walk around the ledge looking for another point of entry – passing the room that Roman and Marlena were in and where Bart and the guards now are. After the explosion they figured that either another prisoner was trying to escape or someone was there to rescue them so they started screaming and banging stuff together to make noise. Bo notices the guard and says we have to out of here before they see us. Billie wants to check the room out in case Georgia is inside. Bo says if we get caught Georgia will never have a chance to get meet her parents. Inside the room Marlena sees them through the mirror and she gasps. Bart wants to know what is going on. She says they’re never getting out of here and Bart agrees. He’s checking the room out so Marlena knocks something over to distract him. When they leave she tells Roman that she saw Bo and Billie through the mirror. Roman can’t figure out why Bo would be there with Billie and not Hope – he looks out the window and sees tracks on the ledge so he knows someone was there. Marlena says maybe he came to rescue Billie and maybe John is with him. (I guess from their conversation early on that they believe John and Kate were in bed together). Roman says she shouldn’t get her hopes up because John was so severely injured he couldn’t walk. She thinks he could have gotten better. Roman says he must have he was in bed with my wife. This is where Marlena cries worrying that she might lose Roman like she’s lost everyone else and they kiss.
Bonnie’s got her tree lot again – stealing the trees again – wearing the same low cut red outfit. She is donating a tree to the hospital because it’s a tax deduction. She tells Rex she’s happy she ran into him – his muscles come in handy. He tells her that he is there because of Mimi. He tells her about Shawn and Belle’s accident and the fire. When Bonnie wonders why those two were together Rex says Mimi is determined to get them back together. I’m not going into a lot of detail about the Mimi and Bonnie scenes because they really made me angry. Mimi tells Bonnie what she found in Jan’s country home. Bonnie says she wishes her daughter was more like Jan Spears because than maybe she would be the one getting her hands on the Horton trust fund and Kiriakis money. Mimi can’t believe what she is hearing – trust me, Mimi – I couldn’t believe it either. Mimi tells her mother in no uncertain terms that Rex is the man for her and that she believes Shawn and Belle’s love is written in the stars. She’s tired of lying and she has to trust that her and Rex’s love is strong enough. Bonnie then has the audacity to form a capital letter L and hold her fingers to Mimi’s forehead calling her own daughter a loser. At the end when Mimi is gathering everyone together to go to Kent Island Bonnie leaves saying that she can’t let her daughter self-destruct.
Can I just say enough with someone injecting John’s IV? It just amazes me this person never gets caught or noticed. Today the person wearing a surgical gown with BLACK LEATHER GLOVES on and carrying a syringe walks past a room that contains, Lexie, Hope and Celeste and knocks into a nurse and nobody notices him or her. John sees the person but thinks its Marlena. I just couldn’t get into those scenes. Marlena telling him they will be reunited for all eternity – and then she’s a demon or the grim reaper. Janice, I guess your rant was appropriate because Belle’s visit was just another one of John’s hallucinations. He must have been thinking of her because Hope told him what had happened earlier that night. John begs Lexie for stronger drugs and when she says no again he steals her keys. He manages to get himself into a wheelchair and goes past all those same people to the room where the meds are stored. Lexie notices she lost her keys when she has to replace the drugs that the mysterious injector caused to fall on the floor when he ran into the nurse.
Celeste enters the hospital right after John sees the grim reaper and says the angel of death is here. After Hope and Lexie come out of John’s room Hope gets a feeling that Bo is in danger. Celeste says both Bo and Billie’s lives are hanging in the balance. Hope is drinking coffee and asks Celeste if she can tell her more. She asks Hope for her coffee cup. In Hope’s cup she can plainly see everything that happened to Bo and Billie, the explosion, the ledge – and she sees them as they are clinging to each other on the ledge. She tells Hope she sees them in each other’s arms. She then adds that they have had a lot of close calls. She then says I see a couple – Hope says, Bo and Billie – Celeste says maybe – they were once lovers and now they are kissing. Oh lordy – she sees everything else so clearly yet she can’t see Roman and Marlena…sigh.
I had to laugh at Phil at the beginning of the show because he’s freaking out that Belle isn’t in her hospital bed. He’s going to look for her and Mimi says leave her alone. She says Shawn and Belle are going to get back together tonight – you might as well accept it.
The Shawn and Belle scenes were good up to a point. You can see how tentative and hesitant they both were. Neither one of them wanted to lay their heart out on the line to get tromped on again. They danced around the issue each hoping the other would bring up what they both were thinking of. Belle lists what she remembers about the accident and him saving her life. He says I wouldn’t leave you to die. They talk about removing their clothes because they were soaked and they were frozen and using body heat to warm up. She asks him if he remembers anything else. He says what else would there be? She’s says almost to herself ‘it must have been a dream’. His eyes light up and he jumps on her statement and says what did you say? She says nothing. He says no you said something about a dream. She says do you really want to here this and he says yes. She says I had a dream about making love and he’s so close to telling her that he did to when she says ‘with Philip’. My heart just broke for Shawn. He was destroyed and he reacted the way I expected him to – with sarcasm and anger. He says if figures that we almost died and you would dream about having sex with jarhead. She leaves.
Mimi asks her if she talked to Shawn. Belle is angry and says I don’t know why I thought anything could have happened between Shawn and I. Philip is the man who loves and respects me and I will never second guess my decision to marry him again and she goes running off to throw herself into Phil’s arms. She tells him she wants him to take her home and hold her all night long. Shawn is watching this and the devastation in his eyes says it all. He says ‘It must have been a dream – and she didn’t even dream of me’ – the hurt in his voice. What a difference between the way he reacts to the way Belle reacts. Rex comes up to Shawn. Shawn tells him he finally gets it – Belle wants to be with Philip and he has to move on with his life. Mimi gathers them all together and says they have to Jan’s place to see what she found there. Shawn doesn’t want to go. Philip speaks for Belle as her has her glued to his side. Belle finally says just tell us what she found. Mimi says you have to see it because once you do your lives will change forever.
Preview: John is injecting himself with some drugs – Brady comes into his room and says what the hell do you think you are doing? Nancy telling Chloe that she is going back to Salem and she is going to tell Brady she is alive. Chloe says fine I’ll go to Salem. Mimi telling Jan that Shawn is going to have her locked up once he finds out what she did to him.
Friday Dec 17
My apologies everyone – I just couldn’t get into the show today. And I really could have done without Celeste’s predictions. More doom and gloom – sorry, but I’m about all doomed and gloomed out already. Will there ever be any happiness on this show again? I understand that angst is a staple of soaps but there should be something to balance it out. I guess they think Bonnie and Bart provide the occasional comic relief so that is all that is required. I find Bonnie anything but comical but I will admit for the most part I do enjoy Bart.
Hope asks Celeste if she can tell her more about Bo because she can’t get through to him. You know it ticks me off that Billie could email her mother and Bo could call the ISA but he couldn’t bother calling home. Celeste tells Hope that she can’t say for certain that it was Bo and Billie kissing it wasn’t clear. She has a clear vision of Billie and Bo together (very close – Billie is sleeping on Bo’s shoulder – which actually happens during the show) but tells Hope she doesn’t know if it’s the past, present or future so she can’t say anything about it. Hope says she has to go home to Zack and after she leaves Celeste says I couldn’t tell her that she is going to lose her husband to the mother of his daughter. Lexie asks if Hope left and Celeste said she probably left because of me. Lexie doesn’t even want to know what she told her – Celeste says just like Brandon and Sami, Billie and Bo are destined to be together. Celeste than has another premonition and she tells Lexie that she sees a lot of turmoil and so much pain and sadness for so many couples - oh geez - enough already. Hope walks along the pier and sees her and Bo’s initial’s carved into one of the posts – she has a flashback and then leans against the post wishing he would come home. She looks for their star and panics for a moment when she can’t find it – she says you always said as long as we could see the star we would be together. She lectures herself for looking to the stars for answers – then says she can’t lose him.
The stuff at the castle was not exactly riveting drama. After the kiss Marlena asks Roman what are we doing – we’re about to be rescued. Roman is not convinced Marlena actually saw Bo and Billie – he says the mind plays tricks on a person – you see what you want to. We’re kind of led to believe that the room Bo and Billie hear a woman’s voice is and that Bo is trying to find the key to unlock is the one that Roman and Marlena are in because they hear someone unlocking their door. Bo is taking too long to find the right key so Billie makes the statement that she’ll call out because Georgia will recognise her mother’s voice and let them in – uh how???? Suffice it to say it’s a guard that lets himself into the room that Roman and Marlena are in and the room Bo and Billie eventually get into is empty with a radio playing. Bo locks them into a room and orders Billie to get some sleep – he’ll look through the papers they did salvage. Instead of the bed she sits down against the wall beside and goes to sleep with her head on his shoulder and dreams about him. Roman and Marlena talk about old times and family. Roman says she was probably right and that Bo will not leave without them. Marlena is worried that they were caught also. Roman says one way or the other they will get home to their families.
I enjoyed seeing Nancy again. I liked how she wouldn’t let Chloe wallow in her misery and told her to think about how this was affecting her, Craig and Joy – to stop thinking about just herself. The doctor tells her that Craig did a lot of research and he found a place that with a lot of hard work Chloe can be back to the way she was – voice and all. Of course the clinic is in Salem. Chloe says she won’t go. Nancy finds out that Chloe is afraid that Brady has moved on and he won’t want her. In the end she agrees to go back to Salem.
At the hospital Brady and Nicole run into Brandon. Nicole is not happy to hear Brandon is leaving. Brady goes to John’s room and it’s empty. Lexie almost catches John in the drug supply room but conveniently gets called away before she goes inside. Brady asks her where John is and she is shocked that he is out of his bed. John hides the syringe, vial and keys under his hospital gown and wheels himself back towards his room. Lexie asks him what he is doing out of bed. He says that the therapist told him to push himself. Lexie tells him he shouldn’t be doing anything unsupervised and takes him back to his room. Brady tells Nicole he can tell that his father is getting worse not better. Inside his room Lexie tells John that the pain meds aren’t helping and because they are addictive she is taking him off of them and giving him anti-inflammatory meds and over the counter pills. After she leaves he injects himself. Brady comes in and asks him what the hell he thinks he’s doing – of course he is referring to getting out of his bed on his own. Brady says Lexie told him he was taken off of pain meds so John says that must mean I’m getting better. Nicole looks at him and knows he’s not drug free (she has a flashback to her father injecting her with drugs). Instead of saying anything she leaves the room to go and talk to Brandon. When she realises Brandon still has feelings for Sami she is happy he is leaving. She tells him that he deserves someone wonderful to love him. He comments about her being happy now. She is worried that she will never be able to live up to Brady’s ideal – Chloe. He says well you didn’t have anything to do with her death – she does flashback to what she did do.
Jan is pacing around her country house when she hears a car door slam. She looks out the window and is not happy that Mimi brought them all. Mimi knocks on the door telling Jan to open it up – she knows she is there. Phil says why are we here – Belle almost died tonight – we shouldn’t be out – it’s still snowing – Belle finally tells him she’s fine. Mimi tells Phil she is sorry but Shawn and Belle are soul mates and should never have been apart and tonight you’ll see why (or something like that). Jan flings the door open (LOL – you would think she would at least be happy to see Shawn) and she snaps what do you want. Mimi says the truth. Jan says you were the one that broke into my home tonight measles – I should call the cops and tell them you’re attacking me and have you locked up. Shawn says no one is attacking you. Mimi says once Shawn knows what you did he’ll have you locked up. When they finally enter the house Shawn kisses Jan on the cheek. Mimi tells them they won’t believe what she has to show them. Jan doesn’t let Mimi open the door – she asks Shawn why they are letting them do this to her. Shawn says if you have nothing to hide why are you worried? Rex tells her to let them in and she says you’ll be sorry – Rex asks her if that is a threat. Mimi puts her hand on the door knob says you will all see how sick and demented Jan Spears really is.
Preview: Rex telling Belle that he and Mimi having been talking a lot lately about having a baby and he’s beginning to think sooner would be better than later. Mimi says I’m so sorry. Jen opening her front door saying ‘Patrick’ – he’s holding some mistletoe. Shawn saying to Jan ‘You’re lying, that’s a load of bull and you know it.’ Bo stopping and saying to Billie – that’s my mom’s perfume.
Monday Dec 20
Jen is at the tree lot and she sees Max with his set of reindeer horns on. Her phone rings and its Abby. From Jen’s side of the conversation it’s obvious that Abby does not want to come home for the tree trimming. Jen reminds her of her curfew and Abby hangs up on her. The guy working at the tree lot asks her if she is Jennifer Devereaux and when she says yes he tells her that her tree has been taken care of. Jen figures out that Patrick must have arranged for Bonnie to deliver a tree.
Patrick is looking after Jen’s baby when Bonnie comes over with the tree. She wants the cash. He says $50 – she says for the tree but for delivery and decorating its $125. He thinks she’s kidding but she isn’t. I’m sorry but is there a reason we have to see her uh ‘ample assets’ practically falling out of her barely there top??? She tells him it is for charity – he says yeah, right – the send Bonnie to Nashville charity and wants to know now that she has married a Horton why she is still scamming people. She’s offended – she’s earning her own money regardless of the fact that Maggie thinks she has ruined her restaurant. She’s going to earn enough money to take Mickey on his dream honeymoon to Nashville and Maggie is not going with them. She brings up how lucky Jen is to have a man there to help look after the baby – he was there when the baby was born – he’s the father the baby needs. She urges him to go after Jen – with any luck three of the Lockhart’s can marry into the Horton family – she has Mickey, he can have Jennifer and she has to convince Mimi to go after Shawn. Patrick tells her that Jennifer is not ready to be in another relationship. Julie comes in and says I agree with you Patrick.
Bonnie asks her how she knows Jennifer isn’t ready for a romantic relationship – did Jen tell her that. Julie says she doesn’t have to. Anyone that has been in love knows that you don’t get over losing the love of your life in just a matter of weeks especially when he died as tragically as Jack did. Bonnie asks Julie if she is insinuating that she has never been in love. Patrick tells them not to argue in front of the baby. He says he’s sure Jen would like to see her so he asks Julie if she would like to stay until Jen gets back. She says she came to see her “Aunt Bonnie” – Patrick leaves them alone. Bonnie tells Julie that she has no time for her – Julie says it’s about her tree lot – she has a business proposition. I guess we know why Julie ends up in jail – those trees are stolen from a state forest…LOL! Patrick is folding the babies laundry and realises someone is outside – we know that to by the way the scene is shot. Patrick goes outside and catches the person – it’s Chelsea. He asks her what she is doing and she says waiting for Abby – she didn’t come to the front door because Abby is late and she didn’t want her mom to find out. He asks her inside. Chelsea tells him that Abby is getting a ride home with a really hot guy from school named Blake. She says the place looks nice and he excuses himself to finish decorating the living room. He is just putting up the mistletoe when Jen opens the front door. She notices all the decorations and thanks him for doing that – she says Jack used to decorate the house just like this. Abby comes home and Jen and her argue and Jen then grounds her for disrespecting her mother. Abby takes off upstairs in a huff – Chelsea stops Jen from going after her saying that it’s not like Abby is going to talk to her right now. Jen turns to Patrick saying she just can’t do this anymore and goes into his arms.
Before Mimi opens the door to Jan’s bedroom we get another interminable flashback of what she found – what Belle was saying about it wasn’t like Jan forced Shawn into anything. Mimi opens the door and Shawn says I don’t believe this. An elaborated electric train set is all set up and decorated and kewpie is in an elves costume. Mimi screams – where is it? The cage is gone. Jan pretends she doesn’t know what she is talking about. Mimi says I’ll get the truth out of you even if I have to choke it out of you – she grabs Jan around the neck. They end up on the floor and Rex and Shawn pull them apart. Mimi asks Jan where it is again and tells her to come with her. They leave the room. Phil asks Rex what’s going on with his girlfriend and when Rex says he doesn’t know – Phil snottily tells him that maybe he should find out. Phil can’t believe that Mimi would bring them here to see this. The room is all decorated complete with a tree and tons of gifts under it. Shawn gets a weird look on his face as he’s walking around. Belle asks him if something is wrong. He is standing in front of a lamp and he has a vague memory of seeing the lamp through bars. Mimi tells Rex she wants to talk to Jan alone. Jan tells her if she doesn’t want to spend New Years alone she better not say anything. Mimi tells her she is not letting her blackmail her any longer. Jan is crazy and she needs to get her out of their lives. She asks Jan where the cage is. Jan just smiles and says what cage. Mimi says if I tell them – they won’t believe me because it sounds so insane.
They stand in the doorway and Jan says to Mimi – they’re all enjoying my winter wonderland. There’s no way they’re going to believe that just a few short hours ago there had been a cage in there. Mimi says she is sick and she has to tell them Belle and Shawn the truth. Jan says where’s your proof – and then she pulls out the receipt from the women’s clinic and says here’s mine. Mimi says that her and Rex’s love is strong enough to survive this and she will tell him as soon as she tells Shawn and Belle. Jan says – you’re right it’s time for the truth to come out. You tell Shawn and Belle your story and I’ll tell Rex all about this as she waves the paper in front of her face. Rex is having a lot of fun with the train set. Phil thinks it’s a little weird but than its Jan they’re talking about. Rex says it makes him realise how much he and Cassie missed growing up. He doesn’t know how to be a parent. Shawn remarks that it is not like they’re going to start popping them out. Rex says he doesn’t know. Mimi has been feeling maternal and now that he has a stable job he’s thinking they might start a family sooner rather than later. Mimi overhears this and she comes in and hugs Rex and tells him she is sorry – she never meant for any of this to happen. Rex says what are you talking about? Mimi caves in once again. She says for dragging them out there – Shawn and Belle almost died – it was all for nothing. She felt that Jan was hiding something that had to do with Shawn and Belle because when she was there earlier the room was padlocked and Jan made a huge deal about her not being to go inside. Jan says the village is an heirloom that belonged to my grandmother – I don’t even allow the cleaning staff in here. Shawn is having more memories and this time when he’s by the lamp he remembers being inside the cage and the handcuffs. Jan says the furniture you see in here Shawn is the only things that have been in this room. He looks at her and says you’re lying. That’s a load of bull and you know it. Everyone watches as Shawn gets louder and says you might have had the village in here but you had more. My memories aren’t that clear but I remember being locked up in this room. Mimi smiles – Jan looks nervous.
Caroline is sleeping – I hate that Caroline and Victor are cuffed and shackled – what is up with this degradation? Victor wonders what the guards are up to and flashes back to the explosion. He wants to try to get the attention of the intruders but he doesn’t want to alert Tony’s guards. Two guards walk by outside their room – as soon as they pass by Billie and Bo crawl out of a vent. Bo smells perfume and says it’s his mother’s. Inside the room Caroline wakes up and can smell her perfume. Victor says he knocked it over accidentally when he heard the guards outside the door. Victor won’t risk being separated from Caroline. They don’t know why Tony kidnapped them again but they are both happy to be with the other. In the hallway Billie tells Bo she doesn’t smell anything. She says a lot of women wear that perfume. He says in a musty castle where all the guards are male? Billie says that Tony is dead so he couldn’t have brought Caroline or anyone to this castle. She’s been talking so much about being a mother to Georgia that Bo can’t help but think about his mother. She says now let’s go look for Georgia. He agrees and is about to leave when he says he’s not imagining it. It’s his mother’s perfume and he’s going to check the room. She tells him it could be a trap. He doesn’t care – he grabs the handle and gets an electrical shock and falls to the floor. Billie can hear the guards coming back.
Billie gets Bo back inside the vent and closes it just before the guards reappear. Caroline tells Victor he’ll think she’s crazy but she senses that Bo is close by and that he is in trouble. The guards go into the room and lead Caroline and Victor out – I don’t know if Billie saw the two sets of shackled legs going by the vent. She does smell the perfume and says she has to find out what is going on. She backs out of the vent and one of the guards knocks her out. Caroline and Victor are locked in another room. Caroline asks why they are being moved but they don’t answer her. Victor thinks she is right about Bo. Bo and Billie are unconscious. One guard asks the other if he is sure this is what Count DiMera wants. He says yes – neither of them will make it out alive – they drop them down I guess into the dungeon. Caroline tells she can’t feel Bo’s presence any longer. Billie comes to – she hasn’t fallen as far as Bo – she looks down into a dungeon and after using her flashlight she sees him and screams his name.
Julie and Bonnie are at the tree lot – Julie wants Bonnie to donate the money to the Horton foundation. She tells Bonnie that she is a Horton now and has certain obligations – if she asked Maggie for the money she would donate it. Bonnie reluctantly agrees but tells Julie in return she has to work – so she better slip into a costume and sell, sell, sell. Jen sees Alice in the lot and they sit and talk. It’s so great to see Alice again. Jen talks about Jack and how much he loved Christmas and how sentimental he was. She talks about not being able to go on – his children need him. Abby is giving her so much trouble – how can she handle her. Alice says Abigail loves her with all her heart and soul and that is all that matters. Jen will find the strength – she’ll surprise herself. Great scene! Bonnie complains to Max because of Julie she has to give the money to a real charity instead of being able to go to Nashville and Fan Fair. She is going to get rid of the tags that she removed from the trees that say Property of US Forestry Service when her phone rings. Julie shows up in a jalapeno costume – she’s not too impressed. Bonnie tells her she has to go to Alice’s to take care of something so Julie is on her own. Alice sees Julie and asks her what she is wearing. Julie says she is a Texas chilli selling Christmas trees– Alice tells her she looks ridiculous – LOL! Julies says she knows – a cop asks if she has a tarp he can use – she says by the world’s littlest reindeer. The cop sees the bag of tags and asks Julie if she is the person in charge of the lot. She says yes the buck stops here. He arrests her and a kid laughs ands says look the chilli pepper is getting arrested and takes a picture of her.
Preview: We see the motorcycle under the tree – Belle telling Shawn that he can’t accept that – she won’t let him – he gives her that look as if to say – excuse me – who are you to tell me what I can or can’t do – Jan smirks. Cassie telling Jack that no one is coming for them – what if those that did are dead? Billie trying to get Bo to come to saying Georgia needs him, his family back home needs – she then says I need you. Brady answers the phone saying Merry Christmas – Chloe says Brady – Brady says Chloe.
Tuesday Dec 21
This is going to be a very short spoiler report. I have so much to do this evening and I allowed myself to get distracted by the great job CRene is doing on her day to be in charge of the board – I’ve been having way too much fun. Janice will be taking over the day ahead spoiler duties until I return next week. Thanks Janice.
Seriously – I don’t know who wins in the tackiest red outfit costume – Bonnie or Nicole – enough said.
At the tree lot Julie is telling the officer that she isn’t responsible. Doug and Hope show up because great-Gran called. Bonnie puts all the blame on Julie – Julie on Bonnie and around and around we go. Bonnie throws her ‘Horton’ name around as much as Julie does in their efforts to prove that they aren’t the one responsible. I do get a chuckle out of Julie calling Bonnie ‘auntie’. In the end neither of them gets arrested because they catch the guy that sold the trees to Bonnie and four other lots. Hope takes the cuffs off of Julie and says she’s sorry but they had to their job. Bonnie wants to know why Julie is the one getting preferential treatment – she’s a Horton too. Julie says not for long and Bonnie stomps off to talk to Max. Julie calls someone and tells whoever she is talking to get down to Bonnie’s tree lot.
There are tons of flashbacks in this show – the Jan as Mrs. B one I could have done without. The Brady and Chloe ones I actually enjoyed. After watching Brady’s fantasy of Chloe being in the living room of the Kiriakis mansion (which is all decorated for Christmas now) and Chloe’s of Brady’s plus the flashbacks I really wish that Chloe would come back permanently. I don’t like Brady with Nicole – in fact I don’t enjoy them as a couple at all. Nicole tries to get Brady to kiss her but he says he can’t. He talks about last Christmas with Chloe being there. She starts crying saying she doesn’t know what to do – she wants him but she can’t compete with a ghost.
On the plane Nancy tries to convince Chloe to call Brady but she refuses saying she won’t until the surgeon puts her back together. She goes to use the washroom. While looking in the mirror she has a flashback of Brady telling her he loves her – he doesn’t care about her scars. She smiles and steps out without her hat and veil on and a young girl screams that there is a monster on the plane. Chloe locks herself in the washroom. Finally Nancy convinces her to come out and call Brady. Next we see Brady answering the phone and she says Brady, it’s me – he says Chloe.
It was a joy to see Jack and Cassie again except I’m repulsed by the fact that Jack has his leg shackled to a chain attached to the wall. Cassie is brought to his room and they talk about the explosion. Cassie says she knows Tony. His house in Salem had catacombs and secret rooms and tunnels – there’s no way Tony would live in a place that didn’t have an escape route. They search for something in the room that might be a trigger to open a secret panel or something but don’t find anything. Cassie gets down and says what if whoever comes to try and find us ends up dead – we could be here forever. He tells her that if someone is in the castle they have to find a way to attract their attention – he says he needs her help.
Bo wakes up with Billie screaming at him. He scales the wall to get away from the snakes but one is in a hole in the wall – it looks like he has a bite or an injury of some sort. He collapses when he gets to the top. Hmm…Billie is an ISA agent? Bo was in a pit with snakes. He collapses – instead of looking for an injury or bite – she cradles him in her arms kissing his forehead – telling him how much his family, his daughter and she needs him. He comes to and follows her but he pulls back his shirt and there is a lot of blood on his side.
As Casa Jan’s Shawn calls Jan a liar and says she had him locked up in that room. Mimi is happy. Jan says I did and you loved every minute of it. Mimi asks her if she expects them to believe that Shawn wanted it. Shawn can’t really remember – he remembers the lamp, Jan in a negligee and her putting the cuffs on him but that’s all he remembers. Phil and Belle decide to leave and Jan says she wants them to stay. She has gifts for them. She goes to make fresh eggnog. Mimi can’t believe that she is getting away with everything. She gives Phil and Belle a photo album and a video camera – giving them this story about how when her parents fought they would look through their album and remember what brought them together and then they would make up – she makes them promise to do the same. She gives Shawn his gift next – it’s a key – and he says you’re kidding. She takes the blanket off the bike and he is thrilled. Belle tells him that he can’t accept that gift. He looks at her – the same way I did – HUH??? She then says she knows she has no right but it’s too dangerous. He just was in a serious motorcycle accident. He tells her that she is right – she has no right. Belle leaves in tears. She can’t believe how reckless Shawn is being – oh boy, could I talk about who is being reckless here. At least she has Phil there to pet her and tell her how wonderful she is. Mimi tells Jan she is going to them the truth (heard that Meems – more than once – either do it or don’t mention it anymore). Jan tells her no one will believe her. Mimi says they are my friends – they will believe me. Jan says you don’t have one shred of proof. Rex finds the bolt and holds it up – Mimi says there’s my proof.
Preview: Brandon to Sami – You and Lucas belong together – go home to your family. Jen telling Patrick that she has something to ask him – something really big. Chelsea is watching them and thinks to herself that Mrs. Devereaux is her competition for Patrick. Hope saying she has a terrible feeling that something is wrong with Bo. Billie saying to Bo you’re losing too much blood and him telling her to just get it done.
Wednesday Dec 22
Boy oh boy...the number of people that spy on each other and listen to conversations that are none of their business is amazing...groan....
At Victor’s house:
Brady is still on the phone with Chloe, but he is stunned and asks the caller if this is a sick joke she is playing on him. Chloe’s voice is hoarse and she says “it’s not a joke, it’s me”. Brady starts to wonder if it really could have been Chloe. He says it sure sounded like her. He runs out of the house to tell Nicole about the call but she’s already left.
Nichole called Brandon on his cell phone and told him she had to see him.
Brady calls the plane and Nancy tells him she has Chloe’s ashes and is on her way back to home with them. Brady apologizes to Nicole when she gets home and she apologizes as well. He tells her that she is the one he wants to be with and only her. They kiss. He carries her up the stairs….
On the Plane:
Chloe hangs up on Brady and tells Nancy that she had a bad connection. She tells Nancy that calling him was a mistake. She will not make any more calls until she has had her surgery and makes Nancy promise not to interfere. Nancy is sleeping when the phone rings. Chloe picks up. It’s Brady calling. She gives the phone to Nancy who stalls and says that she is on her way home with Chloe’s ashes. Nancy hangs up and tells Choe that Brady misses her so much and she doesn’t like lying.
Jennifer and Patrick are talking about Abby. He says that he knows she is worried about Abby but that things will work out and that Abby loves her. She apologizes saying she shouldn’t be asking for him help. He covers her hand with his and says he likes helping her. Jen thanks him for decorating and then asks him about whether he wouldn’t like to have a family of his very own. He says he doesn’t know what he wants. He’s noncommittal saying that all options are open, especially now that he has cleared his name and that he’s no longer involved with the Dimeras. He also says that he is staying in Salem. Jennifer tells him he can stay in the apartment above the garage indefinitely if he wants.
Hope gets a voicemail on her cell phone from Jen asking her to bring the kids and help her and Patrick decorate the tree. Maggie approaches and Hope says she is worried about Bo.
Chelsea and Abby are in Abby’s room. Chelsea tells Abby that she has decided she wants Patrick to help her lose her virginity (sheesh!) Abby talks about the age difference and calls Chelsea jailbait. Chelsea talks about an Oprah show where older men love younger woman. Chelsea laughs it off and takes a stereo wire attachment from her pocket telling Abby to “watch and learn.”
Now Jen is telling Patrick that Jack wanted the baby to be named “Jack” and that they both wanted the middle name to be “Patrick.” She tells him that Hope will be the godmother and asks him if he would be the godfather to the baby. She reminds him that he saved both her and the baby. Patrick is pleased and agrees to her request.
Hope drops by and Jen tells her about Patrick agreeing to be a godfather for the baby. Jen asks about Bo and Hope says she’s worried about him. Chelsea asks Patrick to fix Abby’s stereo (he finds a loose connection and fixes it) Chelsea looks smug…lame…lame… A pouting Chelsea spies on Patrick and Jennifer hugging and decides that Jennifer is her only competition. (no comment…lol…)
Bonnie’s Tree Lot
Bonnie’s got her flask out again. Mimi runs up to her and she tells her mother about what happened at Jan’s. She says everything is falling apart. She is worried she will lose Rex. Bonnie tells her to tell Rex herself before about the abortion and that she is going to have to take on Jan once and for all…lol… She tells her to get some dirt on Jan and blackmail her. Rex turns up saying he has been looking all over for Mimi. He asks her what is wrong and she says it's just stress and all she wants to do is concentrate on having a wonderful Christmas with him.
I’m not sure why…lol…by Sami decides to ask Jalepeno Pepper Julie for advice??? She's the only one that can help her? Julie has a pretty brooch on…lol…kind of makes the outfit! Julies asks Sami to tell her what she loves best about Brandon and what she likes best about Lucas. Lucas wins by a mile. Julie tells her she has her answer and goes.
Sami notices Brandon (yep Brandon is now at the tree lot…I think you have to go through the tree lot to get out of town…LMAO). Nicole runs up to him and Sami listens in to her conversation with her brother. Nicole is whining about how Brady still loves Chloe and how can she compete with a ghost. Brandon tells her to let Brady grieve…that it hasn’t been that long since Chloe died. She thanks him, offers him a ride to the airport. He turns her down and she tells him to stay away from Sami and then goes home. Sami is talking to herself about Brandon really leaving. She goes to the airport and spies on him, dropping her purse. When she looks up he is there asking her what she is doing there. She tells him she wanted to say goodbye. They both hug and he leaves to catch his plane… Sami takes her cell phone out, watches passengers coming into the airport and sees Chloe. She is stunned to see Nancy and wonders who the creepy girl is (Chloe’s face is hidden by a hat and veil).
Maggie is stunned at Julie’s costume (lol...seems to be happening a lot) Julie warns Maggie that she has to get Mickey back from Bonnie tonight…risqué…a night to remember…etc… Bonnie listens in…groan…cups her breasts and says “c’mon girls we got work to do.” Bonnie gets Mimi to take over for her at the tree lot.
At Maggie’s House:
Bonnie is dressed in a sexy negligee (black) and softly creeps into Mickey’s bedroom getting into bed with him. Maggie is dressed in a sexy negligee (red) and creeps into Mickey’s bedroom and crawls in on the other side of him. Max comes into the room. Mickey is wearing one of those night masks and starts laughing wondering who is breaking the rules. Bonnie tells him she and the “girls” and cozy’s up to him. Maggie tells him she also has her “girls” and the red shoes from him. Micky wonders if both women are on either side of him then who is licking his toes. Max appears from under the blankets and laughter ensues…I’m not commenting on this…grrrrrr.
At the Castle:
TweedleDee and TweedleDum are looking for Georgia again (oops I mean Bo & Billie). Bo says there has to be a reason why that door was electrified so they there. We have a flashback of Bo getting hurt. They listen in on two guards talking about a girl and are sure it is about Georgia. Bo is in a lot of pain and shows Billie his gross wound. There is some metal in it and he tells her to take it out. Bo bites on a leather belt as Billie finds vodka and a sewing kit and gets the metal out and stitches him up…lots of groaning from Bo…loss of blood. He wants to get going again. They hide from some guards and he kisses Billie to keep her quiet. Billie drops some papers, picks them up and tells Bo that Georgia isn’t there. Georgia was adopted at the age of three. They leave, not wanting to get caught. They are right across from the room that Jack is in but they don’t see the note...go figure...lol...
Jack is going to write a note, slide it under the door and hopefully whoever started the explosion will find it and save them. Cassie is skeptical but Jack is determined that if this doesn't work they will keep trying until something does. She’s worried that the guards will find the note. Jack says they know he is going to do whatever it takes to get back to his family. Cassie is dragged away by a guard, kicking and struggling. She bites him and runs off. The guard doesn’t see the note on the floor. Jack on the floor looking under the door and gives a heartfelt plea that someone find the note so he can get home to Jennifer and the children.
Lucas tells Sami that if she is that confused as to whether she wants him or Brandon that maybe they should hold off on the wedding.
Kate gives John a Merry Christmas kiss.
Hope worriedly confides to Jen that she is scared that Bo won’t be spending Christmas and their anniversary with her but with Billie.
Bo is sitting in a wheelchair and wearing a hospital gown and says to Billie something about an old guy saying that Christmas is about miracles (something like that, didn’t get it all) and that he was right.
Thursday Dec 23
Jack is in his room, in leg shackles. He is looking at Jen’s picture and talking to her. Matthew Ashford continues to amaze me with his acting. Jack is vowing to get home to Jennifer by Christmas. Tony comes in wearing a Santa cap just as Jack gets his leg shackle locks free but Tony comes in.. Tony cautions him not to try it. Jack questions him about the explosion. Tony teases Jack about how Bo and Billie were in the castle but are now gone so there won’t be any rescue. He tells Jack to face it and that he and Cassie are both dead. The police are on the Dimeras payroll. Tony lifts a picture up and we see a television screen. He snidely reminding Jack that Jennifer is alone at home with the kids. Of course we see a video of Jennifer and Patrick. Jack is devastated. Tony leaves and Jack starts yelling for help, pacing back and forth but not getting very far because he is in shackles again. He is thinking there might be other prisoners in the castle. He stops just as quickly realizing that no one can hear him and looks at Jennifer’s picture again. Jack tells himself that he has to get home to her before Patrick takes over his family.
At Jennifer’s: Jennifer, Abby, Hope
Jennifer is thinking about Jack and wishing he could be with her for their son’s first Christmas. Abby’s got her music blasting from upstairs and Jennifer yells at her to turn it down because the baby will wake up. Abby yells at her to leave her alone and that she hates her. Abby tells Jen she is going to the mall. They fight with Jen reminding her that she is grounded and she stomps back up the stairs telling Jen that this will be the worst Christmas ever. Hope and Jen wrap presents and Hope laments that Bo won’t be able to get home (see next section) and she misses him. She says that he should be home for Shawn because the kid is out of control. Jen comforts her and Hope apologizes, realizing that Jack won’t be coming home at all. She tells Hope it’s hard to believe that Jack is gone forever and that she needs to learn to cope with it. After Hope goes, Jennifer looks sadly at Jack’s picture and lays the presents around the tree. Abby is going to sneak out but feels bad when she hears Christmas music (Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas playing throughout the last scenes of the show today). She tells Jennifer that she doesn’t want to fight and asks if they can they have a truce over Christmas….hugs…
Pub: Lucas, Sami, waitress, Eugenia
Sami is angry because she was too late to file the annulment papers and that city hall was already closed. Lucas tells her she can file next week. Sami’s glad that Brandon has left town. Eugenia is Kate’s designated pub spy for today. They talk briefly on a cell phone and she tells Kate that Sami & Brandon are still married. Sami has the newspaper—The Intruder spread out before her, she can’t stop transposing Brandon’s and her pictures into the headlines. When she tells Lucas that she wants to get married asap, he starts talking about having a double wedding with Belle again. Sami says no go. She has waited too long and wants the day to be just about them. The waitress comes to take their orders and…lol…Sami asks for “Brandon & eggs”, upsetting Lucas. Lucas wants to postpone the wedding, he’s very upset…she begs him not to. He tells her until she can sort out her feelings for Brandon that he doesn’t think they should go ahead. He takes off and she starts crying. Sami tears up the paper, blaming Brandon for everything. She leaves the pub and Lucas is waiting for her. He gives her a Christmas present—an engraved pendant necklace shaped in a heart. It says “Sami, my love, my life, forever.” Sami is crying as they hug and kiss. Lucas tells her that he believes they should be together always. Eugenia is spying and mumbles something to the effect that Miss Kate won’t be a happy camper…lol…you think??? Ally rocked today!
Hope is putting decorations on the tree and hanging stockings. There is a “ho…ho…ho…” from outside. She thinks it’s Bo. It turns out to be Shawn Sr. in a Santa suit. He’s on his way to help at a shelter for the homeless and wanted to drop off gifts for his grandsons.. Shawn remembers that it’s not only the holidays but also Bo & Hope’s anniversary. He tries to convince Hope that Bo will do everything he can to get home to her. Hope gets a call from Bo. He calls her Fancy Face. Bo keeps clutching his chest in pain. He says they didn’t find Georgia and that he can’t make it back for Christmas, but will be home as soon as he can. They get cut off and she wishes she could have told him she loves him. Hope goes to Jennifer’s (see above). When she gets home, she puts Zach to bed for a nap(behind the scenes). Hope prays that Bo will make it home so he doesn’t disappoint his little boy for Christmas. She curls up in a chair by the fire holding Bo’s stocking close to her.
John & Marlena’s Penthouse: John, Kate
Kate comes in bringing her baggage with her (looks like she packed the kitchen sink). John is attempting get up from the wheelchair and to walk but he falls on the floor. Kate berates him and gets him back up. John’s angry that he can’t walk. He is determined to walk his daughter down the aisle. He tells her to go home to her family for the holidays but she thinks they need each other…that she misses Roman and he misses Marlena(no comment…lol…). She says she didn’t want to be by herself in her motel room (you would think with her present job that she could afford better…lol) She talks about how she can’t wait for Philip and Belle’s wedding. Then she slams Sami and Lucas’s potential wedding. A parcel comes for him from Marlena…a clock engraved with: John …my time with you is precious. Kate comments that Marlena must have arranged for it some time back. We see a miniature video camera in it (Tony again). She touches John’s cheek and he touches her cheek. Kate gets a call from Billie telling her about Georgia and asking if she can send another jet out to them because she can’t get home in time for Christmas (how many does Basic Black have???). Kate goes into her whiny…take advantage of the time you have and make a move on Bo rant. She puts up Christmas decorations for John, telling him that Roman & Marlena would want them to be together He says that Marlena loved to decorate for the holidays. They hold hands. She moves a picture of Sami into a drawer, saying quietly that there’s only room for one of them there, and then moves a picture of Philip & Belle to a more strategic place. John is thanking Kate and saying that Marlena would want them to help each other. She says Merry Christmas and kisses him.
Castle: Marlena, Roman, Tony, Jack
Marlena is upset thinking she might have just imagined that Bo and Billie were out on the ledge. She fears that no one will come to rescue them and they’ll never go home. Roman promises they will find a way out of there. There are flashbacks of John and Kate hugging in hospital while Roman & Marlena discuss their respective mates. She’s afraid that John and Kate have moved on. Tony comes in with the television again saying that they can all watch “Changing Spouses” a new reality show. They see the penthouse, John and Kate, and her luggage. He tells them that Kate has moved in. Some lewd comment from Tony about Kate warming John’s cockles… Marlena is crying. He says happy holidays and leaves. Roman tells her that they have to stay strong so they can get the better of Tony and they kiss, wishing each other a Merry Christmas.
Castle/Airport: Bo & Billie & Wenceslas (sp?)
Bo & Billie get out of the castle. He insists on going to the airport and not the hospital. Next scene they are at the airport waiting for the Basic Black jet to be repaired... it’s grounded because of engine trouble. Bo calls Hope (see above) Billie looks upset when she hears Bo talking to Hope about their wedding anniversary. Billie takes off and phones Kate (see above). An elderly man dressed very smartly in suit & tie sits down with Bo. He tells him that he can’t make his rounds and lots of children will be disappointed. Bo tells him about not being able to get home himself. He is told by the man to not give up…something about miracles happening during Christmas. When he tells Bo that his name is Wenceslas (sp?), Bo remembers the Christmas song with that name in it. They both sing the first verse. He tells Bo that he does charity work for children. Bo wants to give him a donation and the old man thanks him. Bo says that he will find a way for all of them to get home. Wenceslas asks how Beauregard Brady will do that and Bo wonders how he knew his name. The old man makes an excuse that he got it from the luggage tags. He jokes about how it could be easier to find a sleigh and eight tiny reindeer. Next scene Bo is telling Wenceslas that he couldn’t find any empty plane seats available and the old man says they will have to find another way. He gives Bo a compass and says it always helps him to find his way home. Bo laughs and asks him where he lives…the North Pole? But the old man has disappeared and Bo hears ho…ho…ho... and grins.
Billie is talking to herself and has a flashback of her and Bo kissing. She says so what if they can’t make it back for Christmas...who knows what can happen. When Billie returns, Bo is sleeping. He asks her what happened to Wenceslas and then they both decide it was just a dream. Bo talks about how it is the season for miracles and hears a ho…ho…ho…again in the background.
Shawn tells Philip (Belle is there) that Belle will probably keep him waiting forever and won’t deliver.
Chelsea tells Abby that she wants Patrick to be her Christmas present and can’t wait to unwrap him.
Alice with Mickey looking at her and Tom’s ornaments and says: “I know you were watching over me, thank you Tom.
Friday Dec 24
A Look at Tomorrow for Friday, December 24
At Victor’s House: Brady, Nicole, Nancy, Chloe
Brady is looking at the angel on top of the Christmas tree and it transforms into an image of Chloe. Nicole comes in and tells him that she understands how it is so hard for him to forget Chloe. Brady tells her that he knows Chloe is dead, but that he keeps thinking about her. He’s sure that if he turns around she will be standing right there.
Nancy and Chloe are watching from outside the house, in the darkness. Nancy tells her daughter that she should see Brady before he moves on without her. She pleads with her to tell him she is alive. Chloe refuses. They both listen as Brady tells Nicole that he has a surprise for her. Nancy whispers to Chloe that because Brady thinks she is dead that it will be her choice if she loses him.
Outside Shawn’s/Belle’s Loft: Shawn, Jan, Rex, Mimi, Philip, Belle
Belle and Philip are sharing a kiss when Rex and Mimi come into their loft. Rex clears his throat and asks if they are early. Shawn and Jan are in the hallway between the lofts. Rex , Mimi, Philip and Belle appear. They are taking their gifts to deliver here and there…ho…ho…ho… Shawn snaps at Philip sarcastically asking where they are all going in such a hurry. Is today the day?...Your wedding day? Then he continues saying that Phil shouldn’t expect to get anything from Belle…she’ll probably never deliver. Shawn & Jan leave. Belle looks upset.
John & Marlena’s Penthouse: John, Kate, Lucas, Sami, Will, Philip, Belle, Brady, Nicole
John and Kate are wrapping presents and he thanks her for staying with him, while she thanks he for letting her children come over. John tells her that Belle and Philip are engaged…grrrrrrrrrrr…as if we could forget…lol… John is in a lot of pain. Sami comes in with Lucas and Will and starts bitching right away…you invited ‘her’ into my mother’s home…did you also invite her into your bed? Lucas tries to do damage control and tells her that his mother is there so that John can be at home for Christmas otherwise he would still be in the hospital because he needs someone to care for him (um…excuse me…has anyone heard of homecare? private nursing?) Sami suggests “Princess Belle” and then says she knows she’s too busy planning her wedding day to be with her dad. Lucas reminds her that Belle is family and she should be happy for her (I’m sorry, I’m a huge Lumi fan, but when are the writers going to stop treating Lucas as if he is Sami’s father? Shouldn’t she know how to behave already?jmo) Sami angrily realizes her picture is gone and finds it stuck in a drawer, she bitterly asks Lucas why her family hates her so much.
Belle and Philip have arrived and John is telling his daughter that he is determined to walk her down the aisle, it’s a promise. Brady and Nicole walk in and Philip is upset. He asks Brady how he could think of bringing Nicole over when his father’s body isn’t even cold yet. Sami and Lucas aren’t happy to see her either. Sami wants to forget that this family ever existed and leaves with Lucas and Will to go over to the Hortons for the tree trimming. John murmurs to Kate his misgivings about Nicole, that she’s dangerous. He doesn’t want her to ruin Brady’s life. Rex and Mimi drop in and Kate smiles, happy to see her son. Brady presents Nicole with a velvet ring box in from of everyone… John looks disgusted. We don’t see what’s in it. Kate, Rex, and Mimi hug. Rex and Mimi leave to do Bonnie damage control at the Hortons. John gives Belle a gift from Marlena…pearls… and says they belonged to her Grandma Evans and Marlena wanted Belle to have them for her wedding day. Belle and John are crying and hugging. John says her mother will be with them always. Philip calls John…sir… but John says it will soon be…dad…Philip tells him that until then…yada…yada… In the next scene Belle is talking to Brady about Shawn and Chloe. He asks if she’s happy. She says she always thought she would be with Shawn but that it didn’t work out that way. Later John tries to walk with canes and falls. He breaks a glass vase in his anger and Kate runs over and hugs him, telling him it will be okay. She’s wearing a negligee.
Doug is reading Zack (what a sweetie) the story…Twas the Night before Christmas. Doug is really getting into it…lol… Julie looks absolutely beautiful in a red dress suit and her hair looks lovely. She is complaining to Hope about Bo not being there. Hope doesn’t want to hear it. Doug asks them to quiet down because he’s reading Zack’s favorite part of the story. They say their sorry and just as he is about to begin again, they hear a noise on the roof and you can hear ho…ho…ho…coming from the fireplace. Zack is excited, he thinks it’s Santa Clause. Doug agrees. Hope thinks its Shawn Sr. again. Doug looks up the chimney. Santa comes in the front door and hugs Zack asking him if he has been a good little boy. Doug and Julie push Zack into the kitchen to get cookies for Santa. Hope runs into Santa’s arms, recognizing Bo. Bo is still in pain, (brief flashback to castle) He teases her about coming home on reindeer. Then he tells her that the ISA helped him get home and that he came back on an airforce transport plane carrying troops that hadn’t been home to see their families in a long time. Hope calls them heroes. They hug and kiss and then Doug and Julie look in on them and say…they see Mommy kissing you know who…lol…
At Alice’s: Alice, Mickey, Maggie, Bonnie, Jennifer & baby Jack, Patrick, Abby, Chelsea, Billie, Bo, Hope, Shawn, Jan, Julie, Doug
Mickey, Maggie and Bonnie are at Alice’s and Maggie makes a snide comment about Bonnie’s cheap perfume. Bonnie counters that at least she doesn’t wear red shoes to bed. Mickey does damage control and says there will be no more 3 or 4 way encounters (including Max). Julie pushes Bonnie out of the way telling her Uncle Mickey that she needs to talk to him. He says he needs a drink and Doug says better make it a triple. Jennifer arrives with the baby, Patrick, Abby, Chelsea and Billie. Billie is uncomfortable because Bo is there but Jennifer mentions that Lucas will also be there (hey what about Rex? Isn’t he her brother too now?). Billie bitterly tells Jennifer that all she wants is to find Georgia and that she and Bo are history. Shawn and Jan arrive carrying motorcycle helmets and Hope and Bo greet and hug and him. Jan gives Hope and Bo enthusiastic hugs...they aren’t very impressed...lol...Poor Bo needs to get to a doctor. Bo asks Shawn about the new motorcycle. He mentions the accident that nearly killed him, Shawn’s dropping out of school…what is he thinking? He wants his son to live until New Year’s at least. Shawn lashes out at Bo asking him why the hell he should even care…Bo is the police commander and didn’t know that Shawn was in jail…Shawn says he hasn’t even talked to him in weeks. Bo’s been off gallivanting in Europe with Billie looking for his ‘bastard’ daughter. Billie catches the end of that statement. A lot of gasping and shocked looks from the guests. Bo is angry but Hope holds him back. Next scene, Shawn and Jan are watching Billie across the room and he exclaims disgustedly...what is she doing here. Bo goes over to Shawn asking for an apology. Shawn says that he’s sorry about Billie losing her child but that its Bo who owes Hope and Zack an apology. Hope walks over to talk to Shawn and Billie apologizes to Bo. She realizes that Bo hasn’t got real stitches yet and asks why he hasn’t told his wife… Julie hears the last bit (Billie is talking very loud) and asks Bo if he is keeping secrets from Hope. Hope and Shawn are outside talking. He tells her that she shouldn’t have to deal with Billie on her anniversary. Hope counters asking him if he thinks anyone is happy to see Jan there...lol...good one... Shawn says they should each mind their own business. Hope tries again but Jan interrupts them right away with some punch and then drags Shawn back into the house. Hope shakes her head wondering if Shawn is blind. She sees her son and his kidnapper kissing under the mistletoe. Jen stops her from doing anything and explains about Billie being there. Hope is gracious, she understands about Georgia and that she will always be a part of their lives. Billie comes over and says again that Bo and Hope and their family belong together…yada…yada…and leaves. She meets up with Sami, Will, and Lucas on their way in. They commiserate about her not being able to find Georgia. Lucas tells her that Kate is at John’s and wants to see her. Sami is really happy to be at the Hortons. Rex and Mimi arrive and Mimi is glad that Patrick is there. Connor is supposedly there as well but we don’t see him.
Everyone is in the living room now and Alice is sitting in her chair. Bonnie gives a whistle and thanks everyone for welcoming her family. Then she tells everyone that she doesn’t think Alice will mind if they get to their favorite part of the evening…hanging the ornaments. She groans as she bends down to pick up ‘her’ ornament (custom made at Jordan’s Jewelers)…oh god…I’m not sure how to describe it…knowing JJ we will get a cap…lol…it is big, gaudy…definitely Bonnie! Mickey hangs his ornament. Maggie hangs hers. When Bonnie tries to hang hers near Mickey’s as well, the tree starts to fall over. Alice looks shocked. The tree gets stabilized again and Maggie tells Bonnie that her ornament should go on a diet. The others hang their ornaments and Jennifer asks Patrick to hang baby Jack’s ornament and he does. Bonnie is thrilled. Julie/Doug hang theirs and kiss; then Bo & Hope. An unsmiling Shawn hangs his ornament but not next to his parents, and hugs Jan. Hope and Bo are unhappy. Alice hangs her ornament next to Tom and tells everyone how happy she is to be home again and thanks Tom for watching over her.
At the hospital:
Later that night, Maggie and Bonnie are in elf costumes and Mickey is Santa. Jennifer reads the story to the children with Doug and Julie watching. Santa asks the kids what they want for Christmas. The kids sing a hymn.
At the Church: Nancy, Chloe (hiding),
Chloe lights a candle. She is still wearing the veil. Sami walks in and sees Nancy, wondering why she is there. Chloe hides behind a curtain as the younger people arrive and say hello to Nancy. Brady explains what she is doing back in Salem and they all want to be there for her. Nancy nervously tells them to enjoy their holidays and that they can talk about that later. Shawn and Jan arrive and sit away from his parents. Brady can feel Chloe’s spirit/presence. She reaches out to touch him. Sami is admiring her engagement ring but keeps having Brandon flashbacks about them getting married. Lucas tells her he can’t wait to see her walking down the aisle. Bo and hope are there and he tells her how much he loves her. Billie is sitting right behind them and hears him say it. Billie gets a message on her PDA that says: Merry Christmas Mother, love Georgia. A courier arrives and talks to himself saying that the envelope he is holding could ruin so many lives at Christmas. Brady turns around and sees a woman (Chloe) leaving. He follows to see who it is. Chloe is outside talking to Nancy on her cell phone telling her she has to be near to Brady. The people in the church are singing the same hymn at the same time as the children at the hospital are....Oh Come All Ye Faithful.
Alice is sitting in her chair and touches Tom’s picture and says...”To those who we love, near and far, may the blessings of this day be with you now and all the days of your lives.”
Shawn asks Jan what she is trying to do to him.
John tells Belle that she is not over Shawn and she agrees saying no I’m not…I still love him.
Bo asks Hope if she is telling him she doesn’t want him to look for his daughter. Hope says that that is exactly what she is saying.
Billie is talking to Rex. She tells him that Hope thinks she is trying to seduce Bo away from her. He asks her if it’s true. Billie gets a sly, seductive look on her face.
Monday Dec 27
Brady House: Bo, Hope
Bo is lying on the bed while Hope jumps on it excitedly. He cringes and she demands to know what is wrong with him. He shows her wound and tells her about the castle/pit/snakes/spike, etc... Hope wants to know if he went to a doctor. He says there wasn’t any time. She asks him who stitched him up. When Bo tells her it was Billie, Hope isn’t a happy camper. She’s mad at him for being too stubborn to see a doctor and to tell her about the injury before. She says he is not leaving the house again. She is not letting him out of her sight. Hope doesn’t want what happened to Jack and Jen to happen to them too. He asks her if that means she doesn’t want him to look for his daughter and she says that’s exactly what she means. Hope is really rocking today.
Bo asks Hope if she doesn’t want him to care about his daughter as much as he cares about his boys. She apologizes but wants the life they built together...he doesn’t even know if Georgia is alive... Bo says that’s why it is so hard and that is why Georgia is never far from his thoughts. He asks her if she would feel the same way if Billie wasn’t involved. Hope says that Tony could have set it up to use Billie to break them up. Bo is skeptical...all the Dimeras are dead and he has to look for his daughter. Hope wants him to take the money that Victor left for him and hire a private investigator. Bo says no. Hope says that they have a problem them. She takes Bo’s temp and it is 102. She says Lexie is going to drop by and thinks it might be an infection. Hope tells him to get some rest and no stress. The doorbell rings and its Shawn. Jan has a huge stuffed giraffe with her. Hope gives Shawn a big smile and hug and wishes him and Jan a merry Christmas. Jan also gives her a gift for Hope and Bo’s anniversary. Hope thanks her and then looks suspiciously at Shawn asking if he’s okay. Jan says not to worry and that she is the designated driver for the morning. Hope sarcastically says that makes her feel a lot better. Bo calls Shawn to come upstairs. Hope asks Shawn to please try and get along with his father. She tells him about Bo’s infection and Shawn flippantly says that with his hangover it should be interesting. Hope takes Jan’s arm and tells her she what to have a chat with her. They have tea and Jan asks Hope to try her homemade cookies. We see a flashback of Jan taking the cookies out of a package. Hope wants Jan to take Shawn’s Christmas gift back. Could Jan’s outfit be cut any lower???
Shawn is upstairs with Bo. They hug awkwardly. Bo apologizes about Christmas Eve and says he is just worried about him. He talks about Shawn loving Belle forever but Shawn cuts him off. Bo mentions him dropping out of school, the accident, getting arrested, and the bike Jan gave him. He says that Hope is terrified about it and that maybe Shawn’s girlfriend doesn’t have his best interests at heart. Shawn walks out. He tells Jan they are leaving. Bo tries to stop him and Shawn lays into him about leaving the family to go off with Billie. Shawn yells that he is with Jan now...they are together...and that Belle is yesterday’s news. They leave.
Bo wants to go after Shawn. Hope says he is too sick. The doorbell rings. She thinks it’s Lexie but it’s Billie. Billie totally ignores Hope and runs to Bo telling him about the message and that it is real. Bo says that they have to go after her and Hope looks at him angrily.
Basic Black: Billie, Rex, Kate, Philip, Messenger, Lucas
Billie and Rex are trying to find out if the message she got is authentic. Rex is checking the encoding on the computer. Rex thinks Bo should know about the message. Billie is really being sarcastic here. She says she has to get the facts first because it can’t look as if she is trying to manipulate the information to get closer to Bo. Otherwise Hope will think that she is trying to seduce him away from her. Rex asks if she is and she just looks very slyly at him.
Philip walks into Kate’s office and asks her opinion on the wedding ring he bought for Belle. Kate says it is exquisite and p-boy brags about it setting him back quite a bit. Kate says it proves how much he loves her (right...money=love). Philip is worried that something will happen before the wedding but Kate says that nothing will stop him making the perfect woman...Belle...his wife.
The messenger is on his cellphone outside talking to someone. He says that he tried to get hold of the person the envelope is for on Christmas Eve at the church but was unsuccessful. He says “the contents of this envelope will change this guy’s life forever. We see Philip Kiriakis typed on the from on the envelope. (so if the envelope has his orders for shipping out, you would think that no one else had ever gotten such new...given the way they are hyping this thing...sheesh!).
Kate gushes about Phil’s wedding and then says she is dreading his brother’s. Lucas comes in and says she promised him she wouldn’t do this. Kate says Sami will ruin his life. He tells her she doesn’t have to be for them...just don’t work against them. Kate rolls her eyes in disgust. Lucas argues with her and then leaves, passing the messenger as he goes by.
Kate and Philip come out of the office just as Rex is asking Billie if she is trying to seduce Bo away from Hope. Kate says she’s a damn fool if she doesn’t. Next scene, Billie says goodbye to Philip and leaves. The messenger tells Philip that the envelope holds his special forces orders. Philip reads them and says oh my god. He tells Kate he can’t marry Belle.
Shawn’s Loft: Shawn, Jan
Shawn’s still wearing his clothes and asleep on the couch. He’s dreaming about making love to Belle in the barn. Jan tickles his face with a pink feather and says “good morning sexy...time to get up and give me some.” Shawn has a hangover and his head hurts. He asks Jan for some water and she has a glass ready for him. He takes a drink and spits it out asking her angrily “what are you trying to do to me?” Jan looks worried. Jan says “you’re so new at being bad...it’s like I have to teach you everything.” She tells him that the drink is “hair of the dog” ...blah...blah... Shawn tells her he has a present for Zach and wants to drop it off at his parents house. Jan has an idea and wants to stop on the way. (see above)
They get home and Shawn starts drinking again. Jan says...you still feel that bad huh... He looks at her and says...make me feel better. He pushes her back on the couch and starts to make love to her. Jan is grinning like an idiot.
John & Marlena’s Penthouse: John, Belle
John is doing leg stretches on the floor. He wants to walk Belle down the aisle. Belle brings in a sandwich on a tray for him. He tells her that the flowers are from Carrie and Mike and the card is from Eric. Belle says she’s proud of Eric but she wishes he wasn’t so far away...at least she still has one brother. She sees a Christmas car in the trash can and asks her dad why he threw it out. He tells her not to open it...that it will upset her. Belle is angry. She can’t believe that Sami would do something like this. She’s looking at a card with a picture of Roman & Marlena in it. John tells her that her mother would want them to rise above it and that Belle should concentrate on her wedding. Belle says she knows how hard he has been working to walk her down the aisle and that it’s okay with her if he can’t. He says it isn’t okay with him and then has a huge pain spasm. Belle brings him water and aspirin. She wants to call Lexie for something stronger. John snaps at her and then apologizes. She sits down to distract him, talking about Philip, and he says that he thinks she’s still not over Shawn. Belle says she still loves Shawn (she’s very sad). She says she will always love him but that he gave up on her and their future. John asks her if she turned to Philip on the rebound. Belle rolls her eyes and says maybe at first but they have been friends for a long time and maybe that’s a good place to look for a life partner. She thinks they are very lucky. John doesn’t look convinced but says it doesn’t surprise him that Philip or any young man would be crazy about his little girl. He asks what she would say if Shawn walked through the door and said he wanted her back. Belle says that she would tell him that it is too late to go back to the past and that her future is with Phil. John’s glad that Belle is sure about Phil because they both know it would be wrong to marry someone she wasn’t totally in love with. Belle says she would never do that and tells her father that nothing will ever come between her and Phil. John doesn’t look convinced.
Courthouse/City Clerk’s Office: Sami, Eugenia
Sami is standing in a long lineup and has a vision of marrying Brandon in a church. She tries to convince herself that she will be happy marrying Lucas. Sami asks the lady in front of her if she can cut in...says it’s a family emergency. The lady says no. Sami is her usual rude self. Lucas calls her and tries to get her to leave it until after the holidays. Sami says she wants the annulment before year end. She says she’ll be totally embarrassed if her little sister beats her down the aisle. Sami finally gets to the front of the line and is shocked to see that Eugenia is behind the counter to serve her. Sami asks her what she is doing there and Eugenia explains that she is working there...lots of sarcasm...lol... Sami finds it quite the coincidence and has a flashback to when she was with Lucas at the pub and telling him that she had to get the annulment quickly (that was when Eugenia was playing spy for Kate). Eugenia is going on bitterly about losing her job and pension and then asks Sami how she can help her. Sami tells her and Eugenia gives her a flat “No...she can’t help her.” Sami says just stamp and file it. Again she gets a “No.” Sami pushes some more and Eugenia asks her who she thinks she is...Britney? Sami asks to see a supervisor and Eugenia says that she is it for the day. Then Sami offers extra money to rush the annulment through and gets turned down again. Sami says she won’t forget this. Eugenia echo’s the sentiment. Sami leaves and says she wishes she knew someone high up.
Sami is at the church with Father Tony. He says he has no jurisdiction with city hall and can’t help her. He wonders why she is in such a hurry. Sami has the flashback with her marrying Brandon again. She tells him she is just excited and he tells her that if she wants to talk to come and see him. Sami lights two candles for her parents. She wishes they were there to advise her. Julie overhears her say she can’t stop thinking about Brandon. Sami tells her that “eavesdropping is a sin...especially in church. Sami wants to know what she should do and tells Julie about her dreams. Julie tells her that usually the one you dream about is the one you really want. Julie thinks Sami should give the marriage idea a little more thought and postpone it for a few weeks. Sami says no that she has her pride...blah...blah...beating little sis to the altar. She begs Julie to help her but Julie tells her she doesn’t know anyone higher up. Julie wishes her luck and Sami says she doesn’t need any luck...all she needs is Lucas and Will. Sami goes home and Lucas tries to calm her down. She tells him about Eugenia and he says he keeps forgetting how many enemies Sami actually has...lol... She sees a card and it is from Basic Black....a donation to a charity for them. Sami thinks it’s a cheap thing to give. She also sees the fruit basket...rotten fruit...cheap bottle of wine. It’s from John and she calls him an S.O.B. and throws it against the floor (Tony again?) Lucas picks up the mess and Sami adds to it by throwing down the card in ripped pieces. She tells Lucas about the card she got for John and he berates her saying that if she ever needs John’s help he won’t give it to her now. Sami says she will never need John’s help. Julie phones and tells her that John Black could speed up the annulment papers.
Rex is listening to a lady tell him that he would be surprised at the secrets people keep from each other. Mimi overhears.
Billie tells Bo that she has proof that the message is from Georgia.
Belle is looking worriedly at Philip and he tells her they can’t get married.
Nancy tells Chloe that she should use her head before it is too late and asks if she is going to let Nichole take her man.
Tuesday Dec 28
Brady House: Bo/Hope/Billie
Billie is arguing that the message is authentic. Hope says it could be a trap. Billie keeps cutting her off. Billie tells Bo that their daughter has contacted them and they have to go. Hope says no way. Billie apologizes to Hope for intruding. Bo says that someone is playing games with them. Billie says she has proof. Bo tries to reason with Billie but she keeps arguing. She tells Bo and Hope sarcastically that she is not asking for Bo’s help, she just thought he would want to know about the message. Bo gets lightheaded and falls back on the couch. Hope tells Billie that Bo almost died once and not to put him in the line of fire again. They try to convince her to let the ISA handle it. Billie says she will contact them and leaves. She watches through the window as Hope and Bo hug. She says that its better that Bo doesn’t go with her so that if something happens to her, at least Georgia will have one parent.
Loft: Mimi/Wedding planner/Rex
Mimi lets the wedding planner in and apologizes for Belle not being there. She explains that Belle is with her sick father. This is the wedding planner from hell...lol...so sugary upbeat. She tells Mimi that she has often planned weddings without even meeting the bride and that she has found Mr. Right six times. Rex comes in and she is drooling. He introduces himself as Mimi’s fiancé. The woman asks if they have set a date and is told no. She tells Mimi that she is a lucky girl and goes out to the car to get some samples. Mimi asks Rex if he was serious and he gets down on one knee and proposes.
The wedding planner has “bride” questions and wants to know Belle’s story. She asks if Belle can wear white and explains to Mimi the reasons why some brides can’t. Mimi explains about Phil being called to duty. The woman then asks if they have any vows but Meems doesn’t know. They talk about how important honesty is and Rex tells the wedding planner about his vow for Mimi who looks uncomfortable. He tells the other woman how honest Mimi is and that she would never keep a secret from him. The woman leaves and Rex asks Mimi again if she will marry him. She tells him no and that she can’t take away from Belle’s wedding. He talks about them eloping to Vegas, saying he knows they can’t afford an elaborate wedding like Belle and Philip.
Basic Black: Phil/Mommy Dearest/Eugenia
Phil explains to his mommy about being shipped out. She thinks he should call his commander and postpone. Noble Philip gets all flustered but finally says he will try...sure buddy...lets just put the war on hold until you get your act together...grrrrrrrrrr. Kate walks out and Eugenia appears. Kate tells her about Philip’s orders and whines that now Sami and Lucas will get married first. Eugenia says she wouldn’t bet on it. She explains about her city clerk job and what happened with Sami and the annulment papers. Both of them laugh.
John & Marlena’s Penthouse: John, Lexie, Sami, Belle...later Mommy dearest and baby Phil...
John wants more medicine. He says aspirins don’t do a damn thing. Lexie says no and leaves to answer a page. We see a fantasy of John sweating, his hands shaking...he wheels his chair to her med. bag and pulls a hypodermic needle and drugs out and stabs himself in the leg.
Downstairs, Sami knocks and lets herself into the penthouse. She calls out to see if anyone is home, mumbling to herself how stupid she was to send the card when she needs John to help her. Belle walks out and agrees telling her what she did was unforgivable. She yells at Sami for wrecking their Christmas and asks why she hates them so much. Sami says she doesn’t hate them. She doesn’t think Belle loves Philip and reminds Belle of the many times she told her she couldn’t live without Shawn. Belle says Sami is just upset about her getting married first. Sami tries to explain about the annulment papers but Belle tells her she is shameless.
We see the same fantasy of John injecting himself and then taking more drugs from Lexie’s bag and hiding them in a drawer. Then reality sets in and we see him sitting in the wheelchair...and moving towards Lexie’s bag when she comes in. Lexie apologizes for the delay and tells him to breathe through his pain. She tells him she can’t give him anything else or he could get addicted. John tells her that would never happen.
Sami tells Belle that John owes her for losing both of her parents. She tells Belle that she took her wedding day from Sami. Belle tells her she’s selfish and that it is always all about her. She tells her to grow up. (I’m biting my tongue here...let’s just say that I sided with Sami today). John comes in and asks what all the yelling is about. Sami very nicely tells him she needs to ask for a favor. He tells her he doesn’t feel up to it right now (in a lot of pain still). She argues and he tells her a firm “No.”
Kate and Philip walk in and he tells Belle that they can’t get married. Belle looks worried. When he tells her why, Belle asks him why he can’t talk to someone and don’t they know about the wedding. Sami and Kate exchange the usual snide remarks and Kate is upset when Sami tells her that now Sami and Lucas can get married first. Kate walks up to Belle and Philip and asks them why they can’t rush the wedding up to...New Years Eve. Belle loves the idea. Kate talks about her and John running a very successful company and using extra money from Basic Black (funny she’s awfully free with John’s money.... I thought John owned the company). John smiles and agrees to make some calls to speed everything up. Just as he reaches for his cellphone, Sami covers his hand with hers and gets angry at him. She wants to know why he can help Belle but not her. He tells her again that he has no contacts for her and that he is just not up to it. He tells her to put the phone down. Finally he gets fed up and tells her no.
Victor’s house/hospital room: Chloe, Nancy, Brady/Nichole
We see a flashback (I think its brand new) with Brady running into Father Tony at the church and asking if he saw the woman that just ran out. He runs off and then says... “You!” Then we see Brady sleeping in bed and having a dream about making love to Chloe. Last cap is of Nichole lying next to him. Still dreaming, Brady runs into Nancy and tells her for a minute he thought she was Chloe. He goes on to tell her that he felt Chloe’s presence tonight and she tells him that miracles can happen.
Chloe is touching her face in the hospital room and crying.
Brady tells Nancy that a miracle won’t happen for him. Next we see Nancy walk into the hospital room and tell Chloe how much Philip misses her. Chloe doesn’t know how she can be in Salem and not see him.
Nichole is touching Brady’s face and says good morning. He tells her about the beautiful dreams he had and Nichole says she knows they were about Chloe but that she is never coming back and he should lay her to rest once and for all. She kisses him and tells him to get dressed.
Chloe tells Nancy that she doesn’t want Brady to know she is alive.
Nichole takes Brady back to Father Tony’s church for the “Giving Tree” program. She explains that he can give a charitable donation to people less fortunate in honor of Chloe. He asks her how she knows all this and she admits that the program helped her family out a few times when she was growing up. Father Tony comes up and explains about the ornaments on the tree having different levels of importance with the angel being the most important. He asks if they would mind being filmed for the nightly news. In the next scene, Brady is looking up at the angel on the top of the tree and picks it. Father Tony and Nichole talk about growing up together. He tells her that she and Brady love each other and hopefully things will turn out for them. He tells her that maybe he will get to marry them.
Nancy and Chloe turn on the television and hear Brady being interviewed with Nichole by his side. Brady explains that he is donating a house to a family and that he chose the angel because it reminded him of Chloe Lane, someone he would never forget, someone he would always love. Nancy tells Chloe that she was meant to see that. Chloe is crying and says “he thinks I’m an angel...I can’t...I can’t...” Later we see Brady thanking Nichole for helping him say goodbye. He kisses her not realizing that the taping is still going on. Chloe see them kissing and is very upset.
Patrick tells Billie that he will go with her to search for Georgia
Alice asks Shawn who he would normally talk to... Belle...
Mimi tells Belle if she still loves Shawn that marrying Philip would be the biggest mistake of her life...
Jennifer and Hope talking about Billie and the Dimeras. Hope telling her that they are out to destroy her family and Jennifer trying to figure out why they are going to all that trouble.
Wednesday Dec 29
This is going to be a quick spoiler report as I have a lot of stuff to get to tonight. First of all I hate to say this because I think Melissa Reeves is a beautiful woman but I do not like her new haircut. I’m sure it will grow on me and of course on her…LOL!
I loved the scenes between Shawn and Alice. It was nice to see Shawn smile again and really talk to someone. Shawn has a flashback to his argument with Bo yesterday (god so many freaking flashbacks again today – what a waste) and then he talks to himself. He says he has to talk to someone and he knows just who he should go to. He tells Alice that family means everything to him yet he finds himself hurting them and then he feels bad. Alice says it’s good that you feel bad because it means that you are healing. He says he feels angry all the time and he needs someone to talk to. Alice tells him that he should talk to Jan because she is the one he is marrying and spending the rest of his life with. The sheepish look on his face is priceless. He says he can’t talk to Jan because she is part of what he needs to talk about. Alice asks him who is the one person he can talk to and then she looks at Shawn and sees his expression and says Belle. He says he could talk to her about anything and she would understand but since his accident…he then sees the wedding invitation and says she’s getting married already. Alice asks him what he’s going to do about it. Shawn smiles and thanks her and leaves. She looks at the ornaments on the tree and asks Tom to help Shawn make the right decision so he can be with the one he truly loves. A belle on an ornament rings.
It was cute how Hope fussed over Bo along with Jen giving her diagnostic opinion…LOL! Bo stays in bed with his fever and falls asleep and puts us all to sleep with his dreams which are all flashbacks to the castle scenes – yawn. I liked the conversation between Hope and Jen – too good friends that are related talking about what’s troubling them. Most of the conversation centered on Billie and the search for Georgia although Shawn was mentioned a couple of times and Jen did bring Abby into the mix. Hope tells Jen that she wonders if the entire thing is just another DiMera hoax. She says Tony wanted to make all their lives miserable what if this if just a plot of his to destroy her and Bo’s marriage. Jen plays devil’s advocate. They both agree that Bo is in no condition to go anywhere. Hope makes the bold statement that there is no way Bo would leave her and the boys to go searching for Georgia…oh boy – that’s a guarantee that Hope will be left behind once again. She tells Jen that he promised that once he is better they will have a heart to heart about the situation with Shawn. Hope says Shawn is out of control, dropping out of school, drinking, getting arrested and driving that motorcycle that Jan gave him. She says his trouble is that he is still in love with Belle but won’t admit it – she knows that Shawn and Belle are meant to be just like her and Bo.
Are we to take it that Billie is also living at Jen’s – why else is she there working on the computer? She tells Patrick that she knows that all the information she needs on Georgia is hidden somewhere on the disk and she is going to find it. Patrick asks her if she doesn’t think that this could all be a sick twisted ruse of Tony’s. Billie asks him if it would be carried out with both Tony and Stefano dead. He says yes – once a plan is in place it is carried through to completion no matter what. She says that if it was a ruse than how could Georgia contact her. He’s sceptical about that wondering why Georgia didn’t tell her how to get in touch with her (same questions that Hope was asking Jen when she was playing devils advocate). Billie says that she’s probably being held against her will and got caught sending her a message. Patrick says if that is the case then this is a set-up and you’ll be walking into a trap. Billie finds a hidden encrypted file that has latitude and longitude close to the castle and is sure that is where Georgia is – she’s going. Patrick tells her that she can’t go without backup – Bo is sick so he’ll go with her. They go over to Bo and Hope’s and tell them the plan. Hope thinks it’s a great idea – Jen is worried for Patrick that it’s not safe – Bo comes downstairs and tells Billie she isn’t going anywhere with Lockhart. Billie smiles – Hope is not happy.
Oh joy – we got to see Kate and Eugenia listening in on Sami and Lucas’ conversation and we get to listen to Kate rant about the ‘bitch’. Kate sends Eugenia to the psychic so she can listen in on the conversation – she knows how to play Sami and they can count on Sami calling Marguerite. Sami complains about Belle getting married first. I loved how Lucas points out that she married Austin in Paris and Brandon here. She says they don’t count. Lucas responds – so let me get this straight – your sister shouldn’t get married until you get it right…LOL! She says yes because she wants to show everyone in Salem that she is marrying the man she loves and she wants it to be very special. She says it can’t be with Belle getting married first. All the planning is taking place at Basic Black and Sami complains that John and Kate have everyone in the company working on the wedding. Lucas still believes that his mother will do the same for them. Kate comes in and asks Lucas to help his brother with wedding plans making references to it wasn’t in the stars for Lucas and Sami to get married first. Sami plays right into Kate’s hands and calls the psychic who has Eugenia there to help her along.
Mimi, Philip and Rex are on their cell phones and yelling questions to Belle. Belle whines that she can’t think with them all talking to her at the same time. Phil wonders where his mommy is. Kate shows up and says they will get everything done on time. Mimi says she’ll take Belle to the church to talk to the priest about the service. Rex asks her why she is taking Belle to the church – Mimi says because there is something there that will make all of this planning unnecessary – Belle will realise that she can’t marry Phil because she belongs with Shawn. At the church Mimi leads Belle to the bride’s room and comments about the chest wondering what it is. Belle tells her and we’re subjected to more boring flashbacks of those awful recreated scenes in the bride’s room that were all a fantasy to begin with. I can’t believe how sensible Mimi is but Belle reacts like the petulant spoiled brat she has turned into and defends her decision to marry Phil – it would have been nice if she would have had the same determination and loyalty towards Shawn that she displays for her lover Phil. This was all a typical Belle reaction to Mimi telling her that if she marries Phil when she is still in love with Shawn she will be making the biggest mistake of her life. Belle walks out on Mimi and then it appears she tries to shed some tears – I guess this is all being done to make us feel sorry for her???? IMO it's not working. Her decision – her life – let her deal with it. There is no justification for what she is doing. No excuse valid enough to justify marrying a man you are not in love with. I guess marriage means as little to her as loyalty and trust do.
Celeste was in the church with an invite and her feelings of ‘doom’ – all in set up for whatever is going to happen at the wedding. The invitation starts on fire and she wonders if it’s an omen or an accident. Then she notices that the invitation is not burnt at all and then she hears screaming – and says something terrible is going to happen here.
Preview: Jan “Shawn, what are you thinking about?” Shawn “You really want to know?” Belle very adamantly saying “I am NOT marrying Shawn.” Mimi saying ‘but you wish you were’. An ISA agent telling John that he can’t give him drugs. John replying ‘that’s where you are wrong, Agent Sparrow – you can and you will.’ Hope lashing out at Billie saying you knew that as soon as Bo heard about it he would insist on going with you – isn’t that what you really want.
Thursday Dec 30
Brady Household: So much going on today but I loved how Hope took charge. Billie was her normal smug supercilious self. I do believe Hope has her number though. She tries to belittle Hope by saying sarcastically how many times do I have to tell you that I’m not after your husband. Hope says then why didn’t you phone, there was no need to come here. You came bringing Patrick Lockhart knowing how much Bo doesn’t trust him – it was like waving a red flag in a bull. She knew that Bo wouldn’t want Patrick involved and that he would offer to go instead. LOL – Bo doesn’t get a chance to say much but he does rag on Patrick. Jen says we can trust him – he saved my life. Bo reminds her that he was hired by the DiMera’s to get close to her and that he doesn’t like that he’s living above her garage. Bo is reminded that the information they found on the disk cleared Patrick. He says he doesn’t believe it. Whoa – Hope jumps on that. She says you don’t believe the information about Patrick yet you believe the information about Georgia being alive. Bo admits that he’s not sure about that info either and he says sorry, Billie but this could all be a trap.
Hope keeps reminding them both how dangerous it is to go out there and when she says Bo is not going Bo tells her he can speak for himself. Hope reminds him that he has two sons that at home and that one of them really needs his father right now. Billie gets all snotty and says why don’t you admit that you don’t want me to find our daughter. Hope tells Billie she resents that remark. She does want them to find their daughter but they should wait until they have solid proof before chasing after her. Billie gets a call. Jen tries to talk Patrick out of going with Billie telling him that if he doesn’t go then Billie won’t and then Hope and Bo wouldn’t have to fight. Patrick says from what he knows about Billie she will go would go alone and he can’t allow that – it would be suicide. Billie tells them that the Basic Black jet needs to be serviced so she can’t go tonight so they all get their wish. Bo asks to see the information that she has and him, Billie and Patrick sit on the couch and look it over – Bo is not happy Patrick is there and Hope is not happy with Billie sitting next to Bo. Patrick and Jen are heading to the wedding and they ask Billie if she is going to be there and she says of course. Hope tells Billie that she should hire a private investigator to look for Georgia. Billie says what would you do if it was your daughter – you wouldn’t have a stranger look for her. Bo talks about getting help from the ISA before they go anywhere again – he lists what type of help. Billie says that they’ve given her a lot to think about and she leaves. Outside the house she phones someone and says forget what I said I’m leaving tonight. Hope thanks Bo for backing her up and he says why wouldn’t I – they kiss. There was one point where Bo and Billie were sitting on the couch and Hope is thinking ‘As much as you would do anything Billie to find you’re daughter I’ll do more to keep my husband…’ Way to go Hope!
There’s stuff with Belle, Mimi and John at the penthouse. John is a lot of pain but keeps trying to get up, Belle cries telling she doesn’t care if he’s in a wheelchair. He asks her if she loves Phil and she says you know he would do anything for me – you know how much he loves her. He tells her she only gets one chance at true happiness (huh – shouldn’t that be true love – oh well – probably not – even John knows she gave up on that). Belle says she will be happy. Her and Mimi leave. John calls someone to come over – it’s Agent Sparrow who happens to be a doctor. He refuses to give John drugs but John reminds him that he owes him – he’s not a junkie – he just wants to walk his daughter down the aisle – it’s a once in a lifetime deal (excuse me, once – in Salem – not bloody likely). John brings up Paris and says you haven’t forgotten what I did for you there. The guy says no but he wishes he could. He gives John the drugs and says it goes against everything he joined the ISA for and he tells John to never contact him again – their friendship is over.
Phil and his mommy – I have nothing to say. Seeing him parade around in his dress uniform and listening to Kate gush is enough to make anyone ill. The only thing of importance is that Phil comments that he hopes Shawn doesn’t show up. Kate says you didn’t invite him – Phil says no – he just hopes he doesn’t come and upset Belle again. Kate thinks to herself that she has to do everything she can to make sure Shawn doesn’t show up at the church.
In the bride’s room Mimi again pushes Belle about why she can’t even tell her father that she loves Phil – she always used to tell him she loved Shawn. Belle says ‘oh didn’t I say it’. Mimi holds up Caroline’s gown saying are you sure you don’t want to wear this – Caroline wanted you to. Belle says she was going to alter it for Sami – she’s Caroline’s granddaughter – Mimi says Shawn is her grandson and she wanted you to wear it when you married him. Belle very angrily says she is not marrying Shawn she is marrying Philip. I’m sorry if I have to hear Belle say one more time how much Shawn hurt HER I’ll scream. Everything is about HER – doesn’t matter that she ripped his heart out of his chest, stomped on it while she laughed at him and then spit in his face – he hurt HER. She whines about Shawn choosing Jan and whines about he treats her. Mimi tells her it’s not his fault – his head injury has caused these changes in him – that and Jan. Mimi keeps trying to tell her that she shouldn’t give up and that she can’t marry Philip until she gives it one last try. I’m not crazy about Mimi’s hairdo – Belle’s even less but at least Mimi’s maid of honour dress is nice. No comment about the other gown. Kate has a surprise for Belle – John comes in walking using a cane. He tells Belle it’s just mind over matter. Phil knocks on the door but doesn’t open it. He just wants to tell Belle how much he loves her and how he can’t wait to marry her. She tells him she can’t wait either but she doesn’t say she loves him. Kate and John leave and Belle says to Mimi are you happy – he didn’t call – I left him messages on his cell and at his apartment. Mimi says he could still call. Belle says it’s over – I’m marrying Phil and I’m going to be very happy – sigh…another snit…another pout…
Jan rips the headline and story about Phil and Belle’s wedding out of the newspaper (that’s front page news – must be nothing going on in Salem). She hides the paper behind the cushions and stuffs the article when she hears Shawn at the door. She wants to know where he went – why he got of bed after they made love and just left her. She can tell something is on his mind and she wants to know what it is. She is his fiancée – he should be able to tell her anything. He says do you really want to know. He says Phil and Belle are getting married. She says they’ve known that for awhile – he says no they’re getting married right now. He says he can’t let them make the biggest mistake of their lives. He notices the paper and asks her what she did with it and he wants to know what she is up to. Jan panics and pours him a shot and grinds up a pill and puts it the drink all the while talking about how Belle was his first love and it took him a while to get over her but she betrayed him yada yada yada. She brings him the drink and says here this will help you calm down. He says he doesn’t want to drink and asks her again what she is trying to do him. She says you still have a bit of a hangover and you know how much the drink helped you last time – it will help you again – he says yeah. He drinks it and he tells her that he doesn’t care for Belle that way any longer but he’s still a friend and he doesn’t want her to marry Phil because he’s an arrogant so and so (LOL I can’t remember what he says). He drains his drink and says he’s going for a shower to clear his head. Jan smiles and says I’ll keep you distracted in the shower and when you wait up it will be too late to do anything – Phil and Belle will be married. She throws off her top and heads to the bathroom. Belle calls and leaves a message for Shawn telling him she’s at the church and she really wants to talk to him. Jan comes out of the bathroom muttering that Shawn didn’t have to say that (or something to that effect – LOL I guess he didn’t let her join him). She hears the message and says sorry Belle but bye bye – Shawn asks her what she is doing. He plays the message. The last thing we see is Belle’s phone ringing and a female hand reaching for it – we all know it will be Kate that answers.
Preview: John saying “Its Shawn isn’t it. You’re having second thoughts about this wedding, Izzy. Shawn to Jan – Why did you do it, Jan? Jan – Do what? Shawn – Try and delete Belle’s message. What the hell are you up to? Hope saying you really care about Billie don’t you – Bo looks surprised. Billie boarding the jet saying Mama’s coming Georgia and this time I’m going to be prepared as he she checks her teeny tiny gun.
Friday, Dec 31
Brady House: Bo, Hope
Hope wants to give Bo some of Alice's homemade soup. He says he’s not hungry but gives in. They talk about Billie and Patrick and Hope asks him if he really cares about Billie. He says he cares what happens to Billie and about his daughter. Hope says she’ll be the best stepmother ever, but doesn’t want him to go after Billie. She brings in some chamomile tea for him. Bo tells Hope that she should go to the wedding because he can't get any rest when she’s there. He smiles and tells her that she is too distracting. They kiss and Hope agrees to go to the wedding if Bo promises to be good.
Basic Black Jet: Billie
Billie is in a hurry to get away. Bo phones her and realizes that she lied to him about waiting and gets angry. He tells her that Hope will see her at the wedding and she covers up. We see her brushing him off and hanging up the cell phone and him running up the stairs. We see Billie recording a message to her daughter in case she dies before she ever sees her.
Castle: Jack, Bart
Jack is trying to escape using some type of rope/cords from the curtains...I think. Bart comes in and asks him what he is doing and Jack says he is working out with weights...lol... Bart turns the television on and taunts Jack about it possibly being St. Luke’s and a wedding...maybe even Patrick and Jennifer. We see Jennifer and Patrick walking in together, their arms hooked in each other’s. Bart has a running commentary going and teases Jack about Jennifer getting married to Patrick, and something about having Abby's and Jack Patrick's name change to Lockhart. Bart tells him how talented the photographer is (see below) and that he is on the Dimera payroll. He tells Jack they want to put a camera in Jennifer’s boudoir because it won’t be long before Jennifer and Patrick are enjoying themselves in there. Jack attacks Bart and tries to choke him. Bart tells Jack there will be no dinner for him tonight and no dessert for the rest of the week (Bart was hilarious in this scene). Jack fastens a vase over the door and starts screaming for help. The guard comes in and is knocked out by the vase. Jack escapes.
The highway/The Clinic: Nichole, Brady, Nancy, doctor
Brady and Nichole are driving and he is speeding to get to his sister’s wedding in time. They are coming back from buying Belle and Philip the gift of a romantic night at an inn/lodge? when the car crashes.
Chloe is in her hospital room waiting for her test results. The doctor comes in and tells her the results are fine and they can set a date for her next operation. Chloe doesn’t respond and the doctor asks what’s wrong. Chloe tells her that she just got this awful feeling. In the next scene, Chloe hears about an accident victim being brought in and then she hears Nicole’s voice and says... “Brady.” She hides behind the curtains and listens to the nurse telling Nicole and Brady that he might have a concussion but that overall he is very lucky. Nicole tells Brady she loves him. Brady says he has to get to the wedding. In the next scene he tells Nicole that he’s glad she’s alright. He repeats that he has to get to Belle’s wedding but she tells him that she will call the family and tell them what happened. She says they will see them at the reception. She leaves to make the call. Brady’s eyes are closed and Chloe sneaks in and puts a hand on his shoulder whispering his name. He whispers “Chloe” back. Nicole is telling an upset Belle about the accident. Belle wants to postpone the wedding by Nicole convinces her not to and that they will see her at the reception. Chloe sneaks away when the doctor comes back. He asks the doctor where she went...meaning Chloe, but the doctor says she didn’t see anyone. Chloe overhears him telling the doctor that he had a soul mate but she died and that he will always love her. She looks very sad.
St. Luke’s Church/Shawn’s Loft:
Rex is looking mighty fine in a suit...lol... Philip is in the church and very nervous. He keeps worrying about where Lucas and Sami are and where his sister is. He also keeps mumbling about... “What if something happens...I have a bad feeling.” He keeps hoping that Shawn doesn’t wreck the wedding. Rex finally tells him that he knows what is really bothering him.
Shawn is asking Jan what is going on...wait a minute that was Belle’s voice I heard. He asks her why she didn’t tell him. Jan says because it doesn’t matter...Belle is marrying Philip...blah...blah... She wants him to forget about the phone call. He says he can’t do that... “I have to find out what she wants.” Next we hear his voice coming from Belle’s cell phone at the church... “Belle, can you hear me? What was that message about...?” We see Kate hanging up the phone without answering.
Belle and John are outside with Mimi and the photographer having pictures taken. Mimi runs back inside to get Belle’s cell phone and wrap. Belle looks very pretty (imo). Throughout the show Mimi wonders why Shawn hasn’t phoned. John pulls Belle aside and she asks him what is wrong. He tells her that her smile seems forced ...“It’s about Shawn isn’t it?”
Back at the loft, Jan is annoyed and telling Shawn that Belle is marrying Phil and that she won’t have her cell phone with her. She flashes back to drugging Shawn and then gets them both another drink saying they should toast Belle and Philip. We see Jan drinking but Shawn won’t. In the next scene he does take a few sips. Then we see Shawn getting a little drowsy...his words are slurring... He says to Jan... “Why did you do it, Jan? Why did you try to delete Belle’s message?”
Belle tells her father that Shawn wants nothing to do with her and she will have to move on. Her cell phone rings and Mimi says it must be Shawn. Belle looks hopeful but then upset because it is the caterer calling.
Rex tells Phil that he’s afraid Belle won’t go through with it (I’m not sure about the exact words). Phil is adamant that Belle loves him. Kate comes in and says the wedding will go through.
Belle tells John and Mimi that it was the caterer. Mimi tries to tell her that Shawn would call if he could and Belle gets angry. She asks why Shawn would call her. Will he suddenly decide to stop the wedding? She goes on about her future now with Phil.
Henderson arrives and tells Philip that his father would be proud of him.
Patrick and Jennifer see a strange man with a video camera but he says he was asked to take pictures. Jennifer looks beautiful. We see her having a flashback of a candlelight dinner with Jack. They say they love each other and make a promise to get married again in St. Luke’s at the same time each year on their anniversary...(very sweet).
Patrick catches her crying. He pulls a red rose from the arrangements and gives it to her. She says she is having a hard time being at the church and Patrick tells her that he is there for her if she needs him and they hug.
Jan is ragging on about Belle. Shawn is almost out of it but he says...what if you’re wrong? What if she needs me? What if the wedding is a big mistake? Then he collapses on the couch. Jan gleefully whispers...it’s too late. Shawn has a flashback from right after Belle first made love to Phil. We see her in a bathrobe and telling him that he keeps accusing her of things and that he has changed so much. She tells him that “tonight is the first time Phil and I made love.” Shawn finally whispers... “I believe you...I believe you Belle.” Jan looks worried. She’s talking to Kewpie again. In the next scene, Shawn sits up and puts a hand to his forehead. He can’t believe he fell asleep and tells Jan that he had a dream about Belle. Jan is mad and says... “Belle?” Shawn says there is no way Belle would jerk him around on her wedding day.
John gives Belle some wedding gifts from him and Marlena. Something old (a necklace?) Something blue...a garter...something new... a beautiful gold charm shaped like a bell. She cries and hugs him. He tells her that she’ll will always be their little girl.
Back at Shawn’s loft, he says he needs coffee. Jan laces it with liquor, he tastes it and he refuses to drink it, saying it tastes weird. Jan makes excuses...new coffee beans... Shawn puts his leather jacket on and says Belle must be having second thoughts. Jan is screaming hysterically telling him that she won’t let him do this. He gets angry and tells her not to try and stop him and to stay out of it. He says to leave him alone and that he is going to make sure that Belle doesn’t make the biggest mistake of her life. He tells Jan if she doesn’t stay out of it that they are through...they are finished...he repeats the threat. Jan’s begging him not to go but he leaves and she goes back into the loft, slamming the door behind her. She trashes the table and says: “Oh god...please let that bitch already be married!”
The wedding is beginning. Mimi hugs Belle and asks if she is sure. Belle says yes. Mimi walks down the aisle and then the wedding march begins. Belle stands with John at the entrance and the guests stand up. We see her and Philip looking at each other. She seems nervous.
Tony is dressed up in a tuxedo. He tells Marlena and Roman that he wonders how long it will be before John and Kate have a wedding too.
Shawn is at the church and he says that there is no way he can let the wedding go on. Shawn watches John and Belle as they walk down the aisle towards Philip.
Julie tells Hope that she knows how stubborn men can be. Hope agrees, saying she almost had to tie Bo down on the bed tonight.
Bo is on the plane with Billie. He tells her that he’s going with her.