Tuesday Feb 1
I actually didn’t mind the Tony/Bart scenes today. I love when Tony calls him by his full name - Bartholomew…LOL! I like Tony was he’s being witty and sardonic – not a full out nut case. His deck of cards has Hope as the Queen of Heart, Billie as the Queen of Spades and Bo as the King of Hearts. Jack is the jacks…LOL! Tony is in a good mood – he let’s Bart pick the game. Bart goes with Texas Hold’em – he always wins at that at the Indian casino back home. As they talk Bart figures out that Tony is trying to split up Bo and Hope. He bets against Tony because as Bart says – no one can destroy the House of Bope. Tony says when he is though with them they will be apart never to reunite. Tony wins – Bart asks him if he has any cards up his sleeve. Tony whips out the wild card – Georgia Brady – who is very much alive and the key to this whole game.
I’m furious with Bo today – so furious that I don’t even want to talk about the scenes but I’ll give a brief rundown. Patrick asks them to explain what happened. Hope says it was all a DiMera plot. Billie is upset that they might never find Georgia. Bo tells her they will and he will be with her every step of the way. Hope says they need to go home. Billie doesn’t want to because every lead they had led them to this area and her mother’s instinct tells her Georgia is near. Hope says she hates to say this but her instinct has been dead wrong each time. Billie says some really nasty things to her including that Hope should stay out of it – it doesn’t concern her. When Hope says that Georgia is her step-daughter and she’ll be spending a lot of time with her – Billie says we’ll see about that At that point Bo finally tells Billie not to talk to his wife like that.
When they get to the Inn Billie grabs Bo and says we better go in together because they think we’re a couple. Hope wonders if she can get any more obvious. She tells Bo that she is already laying the groundwork – if she can’t find Georgia she’ll settle for the next best thing – him. Bo tells Hope he’s being too hard on her...ACCKKK!!! They go inside and Bo and Hope sit at a table and talk. He accuses her of not wanting Georgia to be a part of their lives. She denies that reminding him they have no idea where Georgia is but they have two sons at home that need them. Hope reminds him what it felt like when they lost J.T. to his biological father – they have to be careful and take into consideration how the adoptive parents will feel. He reminds her how she felt when she found out that Abe and Lexie were raising their biological son. Hope says I’m surprised that you remembered that you have a biological son – two of them in fact – LOL! You tell him Hope!!! She asks if he got Shawn’s message – she’s worried about him. Hope tells Bo that if anything happens to Shawn she wouldn’t be able to forgive herself and she could never forgive him. Bo notices Patrick and Billie hugging and when Hope asks him why he’s upset by that he says it’s because he doesn’t trust Lockhart and he wishes Hope hadn’t brought him. Hope asks him if he thinks she should have come alone – he tells her she shouldn’t have come at all. Hope doesn’t want to argue with him anymore and tries to find the key for her room. When she says Patrick and I checked in together for the same reason you and Billie did. They walk out into the lobby and there’s a picture on the wall that shows Patrick and Hope kissing – Bo is not happy…Hope is amused…LOL!
Billie and Patrick talk – it’s all about Billie thinking she’s not a good mother. She didn’t know her own daughter was alive. Then they found this girl she thought was Georgia and she isn’t – what type of mother doesn’t know her own daughter. Then she gives the story about her and Austin used to pray every night that their mother would find them – but their mother thought they were dead. When her mother found them she ended up blaming her for a long time – she says if her mother would have found her sooner her entire life would have been different – she looks at Bo.
The Mr. and Mrs. Kiriakis scenes are so lame – gee whiz – what a surprise, Mrs. Kiriakis can’t get up the nerve to tell her hubby that she’s pulling a Brittany on him – hmmm… at least Brittany had the balls to actually tell her husband that she the marriage was a mistake and to actually file for and get the annulment. I will be fair – Phil didn’t really give her much of a chance. First he gives her papers to put away – yeah, I almost buy that he didn’t want her to look at them – his will, etc. Then he gets a call that he his plane is leaving earlier. He doesn’t want her to come to the airport – she wants to drive him to the airport – he tells her he wants to remember her like – standing in the doorway of the home he is going to come home to. He doesn’t have time to talk to her but when she says she has a gift for him he waits. Okay – now if she can make him listen to her about a gift – why couldn’t she tell him the marriage is over – that would have taken a lot less time than running upstairs and then clutching a box and giving yourself a pep talk – no wonder the guy was gone by the time she comes down. Shawn comes to the door and when he finds out she didn’t ‘have a chance’ to tell him he says he’s going to the airport. Phil has to know the truth – he has to be told because this is their only chance to be together. I’m sorry but the next part really ticks me off – where are the directors, the editors, why doesn’t the actress know which character is which??? Shawn turns to leave and Mrs. Kiriakis calls out – No, Philip stop – I consider that an insult to both JC and Shawn…LOL!
Rex gets all excited because he thinks he figures out what Jan is trying to tell him – Mimi’s pregnant. He grabs her and spins her around and then puts her down thinking he shouldn’t be doing that if she’s expecting. Mimi tells him she is not pregnant. Jan tells Mimi to tell her boyfriend what she should have told him a long time ago. Shawn asks Jan what is going on – why did she give that doll to Rex. Rex decides that Jan is really crazy and he shouldn’t listen to anything she has to say. They go to the bedroom. He gives Mimi the trust lecture again and just when Mimi decides to tell him about the abortion he realises he has to get ready to go to work. He is in the tub and she’s in the bedroom spilling her guts out. This is supposed to be so emotional – but all I could think about was why doesn’t Mimi realise Rex isn’t saying anything…she’s telling him that he’ll never want to see her again, that she did something so horrible – yet she doesn’t find it strange that he doesn’t respond – hello – THIS IS REX…he never lets you finish a sentence, Rex – remember that guy. She tells him everything and then says if he doesn’t want to see her again to just not say anything – he doesn’t – she goes to the door saying goodbye.
Shawn pushed Jan to tell him about what happened this summer. She is just angry that he is leaving her. She tells him she is hurt that he doesn’t remember and then angry that he is surprised they didn’t have sex. She says it’s because she’s a real woman and he wasn’t getting any. She starts talking to the doll as if the doll is their daughter – hmm when she gave it to Rex it was boy – now it’s a girl. Shawn sees that she is demented but I don’t think he realises that she is crazy and dangerous – especially to him. She can’t believe he wants to go back to Belle when she lied to him – he says you lied to me. She thinks he knows something but of course he’s referring to the lie she told him about Belle pushing her down the stairs. She tells him that he made her fall in love with her and then he abandoned her and she isn’t going to let him abandon her again. He says he’s leaving – she doesn’t want to let him go. She doesn’t want Philip to have to kill him. He tells her it’s over and she needs to accept it. She needs help – he’s sorry he led on her. He leaves. She is furious and says if she can’t have him no one can – she tells their ‘daughter’ that she won’t let Daddy leave them.
Preview: Sami to Lucas – You don’t want to give up your apartment because you’re not sure we’re actually going to get married. Mrs. Kiriakis at the airport talking to herself – I have to be the one to tell him because if Shawn does Philip will kill him – camera pans to Shawn and then Phil. Hmmm…Phil didn’t have any time to talk to his wife but he had time to get another haircut on his trip from the loft to the airport and time to change into camouflage gear. Hope to Patrick – Sounds like another manipulation tactic to me – she opens a door and Billie is in Bo’s arms. Kate to Eugenia – We need to do something definitive – something that will stop Sami from walking down the aisle – she holds a gun in her hand.
Wednesday Feb 2
This is going to be very very short because I really couldn’t get into this episode. I swear to God if Bo gets any more condescending towards Hope….Grrrr….he is so dense. I’m sick to death of Kate and her sidekick Eugenia. So here goes…for what it’s worth.
Kate/Eugenia: A nurse comes over and Kate gives her instructions – hmm… I thought she was going to look after him. Kate then tells Eugenia they need to take definitive action to make sure the wedding doesn’t happen. She pulls out a gun from her purse. Eugenia says she would do a lot of things to get back at Sami but not kill. Kate says it’s Roman’s gun and she has a permit but that isn’t what she was looking for. She pulls out a piece of paper and tells Eugenia that she has to hack into the website that Sami goes to every day without fail to check her horoscope. Eugenia refuses. The last time she did that it cost her her job and she hasn’t found a decent one since – besides it’s illegal. Kate tells her she’s too good to get caught and tells her this is her chance to get back at Sami. Eugenia can tell Sami is logged in – she changes the horoscopes. Eugenia says it’s too bad they won’t know Sami’s reaction to the horoscope – Kate says follow me and they go out.
Sami is on the phone with Eric. He can’t make it to the wedding. Lucas comes in and she asks him if he talked to the landlord about his lease. He says no. She gets upset with him because she thinks he hasn’t done it because he doesn’t think the wedding will happen. He tells her he wants to wait until their married because of her – she’s so superstitious – he doesn’t want to upset the wedding gods by moving in before they’re married. She calms down. She goes to check her horoscope and when Lucas wants to read it she won’t let claiming its bad luck to read your fiancée’s horoscope. He says he needs to go pick out his socks for tomorrow and wants to know if there’s any colour he should avoid – she tells him there are no bad luck socks. She reads today’s horoscope that says a man from her past will destroy her happiness. She checks her wedding day horoscope and it says it’s your wedding day but you’re not going to make it down the aisle. She freaks and Lucas closes the computer and tells her to forget about horoscopes and trust in their love. He came back for his cuff links. After he leaves Kate and Eugenia show up outside her door and Kate says I bet she’s phoning Brandon’s office to make sure he’s there. Sami is doing exactly that and she finds out he is in Salem. She screams and Kate and Eugenia are positively gloating…so pathetic.
Mimi is packing. Rex comes out and she tells him she is so sorry and asks if there is anything she can do. He tells her what’s done is done and there’s no going back. She says she’ll leave. He doesn’t understand why she is leaving – yes they have things to work out but he loves her. She finds out he didn’t here her so she forges on telling him she has something to tell him that she should have told him a long time ago. The conversation comes around to Jan and she tells him that Jan knows and she almost told him earlier today. Rex ends up getting a call and comes back with the doll. He wants to know if what she has to tell him has something to do with that doll. Then of course Rex proceeds to claim that he knows what it’s all about. Jan is jealous of what they have – she picked up on the fact that Mimi wanted to have a family with him and he wasn’t ready. He tells her Jan is crazy and nothing she can say can come between them – what’s in the past is over and done with.
Jan confronts Mrs. Kiriakis and spouts a few home truths that Mrs. Kiriakis doesn’t like to hear. Mrs. Kiriakis tells her she doesn’t have time to listen to her and leaves. Jan knows that she can get to her – she’s half way there already. All she has to do is make sure that neither Shawn nor Phil’s wife gets a chance to talk to him. She heads to the airport. Shawn is searching for Phil. Phil is in a restricted area telling a fellow Marine how Belle would never do to him what Maria did to Paul. He lists off a string of virtues that definitely don’t apply to his faithless wife. Mrs. Kiriakis arrives declaring she has to talk to her husband and tell him she’s dumping him mere hours after their marriage to be with her ex because if Shawn tells him Phil will kill him. Both Mrs. Kiriakis and Jan get there just in time to hear Phil being paged. Shawn was able to talk someone into paging Phil. Jan creates a diversion by pulling a fuse out of the fuse box and plunging the area into darkness. Shawn sees Phil and calls out for him.
Bo accuses Patrick of making a move on Hope and then he sees Patrick and Billie hugging and says now he’s moving in on Billie. Hope thinks they make a cute couple and asks him why it upsets him. He says Billie is a friend and he doesn’t trust Patrick – he could still be working for the DiMera’s trying to manipulate her. Hope asks him why he can’t see that Billie is manipulating him. Bo doesn’t agree. Hope tells him they have no proof that Georgia is alive but he has a family and sons that need him. She brings up the idea of hiring a private investigator to do the legwork but Bo won’t here of it – it’s his daughter and he’ll search the world for her if he has do. She asks him at what cost. Is he willing to lose her and his family? He says he’ll always be there for his family – she tells him ‘you could have fooled me’ and walks outside. He follows her and tells her not to walk away from him – she says why not, that’s what you did to me. They argue a bit more and he leaves her to go and pack.
Patrick tells Billie not to blame herself. She says Georgia was taken from her and she has to find her. He says I know and you can but you need to do one thing – cut Bo loose. He tells her to send Bo home to be with Hope and his sons. She says they need Bo – he’s such a good investigative cop (no comment). He tells her if you have Bo you get Hope. She doesn’t care. He says this could be dangerous. What happens if Bo and Hope get killed – their son’s will be orphans – do you want that on your conscious? The two of them have no one to go home to – they can work together. She tells him Hope can go home and be with her boys. He says like she’s going to leave you with her husband. Billie could care less – if Hope feels threatened by her that’s her problem. She sees the picture and teases Patrick about having a thing for Mrs. Brady. She goes upstairs.
Outside Hope is thinking out loud – Tony is after more than destroy mine and Bo’s marriage – he’s out to destroy everyone. Patrick tells her that she’s right. He goes on about Billie not going after Bo – she just wants to find her daughter. Hope says she knows Billie better than he does. They go inside. Outside the door to the room Bo and Billie are in Hope hears Billie telling Bo to go home with Hope. She wouldn’t be able to forgive herself if anything happened to him. Hope tells Patrick it sounds like another manipulation tactic and she opens the door to find Billie in Bo’s arms – she’s not looking too happy!!
Preview: Jan talking to a Marine – Do you see that guy over there – he came to steal the wife of a Marine. I want you to stop him. Kate to Eugenia – all our pawns have to play their roles perfectly. Sami will be destroyed. Lexie tells Sami to go to bed and let fate take care of tomorrow. Sami replies that the fates are out to get her – she’s #1 on their hit list. Mrs. Kiriakis crying into the phone as her hubby tells her he loves her – she tells him she loves him (why am I not surprised that she doesn’t end it – oh wait, that would require a spine, wouldn’t it – silly me) – Shawn grabs the phone and says that’s not true Philip.
Thursday Feb 3
Note: This show was difficult to write up, especially the scenes involving Jan and the Marines and Shawn and the Marines. Both were in extremely bad taste in my humble opinion.
At the Airport: Philip, Marines, Jan, Shawn, Belle…in the dark…
Mr. Kiriakis and his fellow Marine have to stay in the restricted area (not sure why the other Marines don’t). He wants to find out about the page but isn’t allowed to.
Jan has one of her flashbacks from when she turned the airport lights off and mumbles that she needs to get Shawn away from there before he or Belle can tell Philip the truth.
Shawn sees Philly in the distance and moves toward him unsuccessfully. He can’t get any help. Belle is roaming around looking for both of them and wanting to get to Philip before Shawn does. She sees Phil and says oh my god. Jan starts flirting with a Marine (kissing him) and convinces him and his fellow Marines to do a favor for her.
Belle is shouting out Shawn’s name and Marine stops and offers help. He asks what unit Shawn is in and she says recon. He tells her that they are shipping out yet but the guys that are leaving are going into danger… Belle has two flashbacks--her fight with Jan, and Philly in combat (looks like some b-rated black and white movie from World War I).
Fake Marine Philly has a picture of Belle that he shows his buddy and is talking about her love for him.
Jan points Shawn out to the Marines and says he’s going to steal one of the Marine’s, Philip Kiriakis’s wife, She suggests that maybe they should do something about it, appealing to their camaraderie...etc.
Philip has a feeling that Belle is in the airport. He tells his buddy Jake that she gets emotional and that he wasn’t able to say goodbye. Jake keeps asking questions like have they been in love for a long time. Philip says no, they’ve been friends forever and that she was in love with someone else for a long time but that’s over. Philip says she loves him now and married him. His buddy also asks him whether the guy was his best friend and Phil says yes but no more. Jake asks whether Shawn is still into Belle but Phil is getting irritated and says that it doesn’t matter because she isn’t into him. He talks about Belle’s commitment to him.
Belle is alone and talking to herself. She is determined to tell Philip before he leaves so that she and Shawn can be together…if he goes off, before he knows the truth, to fight for his country, it will be too late.
Jan’s Marine buddies grab Shawn and take him into a room. He gets threatened. around. They tell him to stay away from their Philly’s wife and start beating him up. Jan is, of course, is lurking nearby. She is doing this noble act for their future…
Philip uses his Sgt.’s (I think) phone. He wants to call Belle one last time. Jan’s new buddies tell her that they took care of Shawn. She opens her “kissing booth” and gives them each one as a thank you. She goes home to wait for Shawn...doesn’t want him to see her, something about those boys priming her for Shawn. Philly is listening to Belle. She keeps insisting that she has to tell him something. He keeps cutting her off and going on and on about how her love will get him through everything and he loves her and she loves him…etc… etc… Belle tells him she loves him as well. Shawn grabs the phone and tells Phil it’s not true, that Belle loves Shawn.
Lexie’s home: Lexie, Celeste, and Brandon
Both Lexie and Celeste are upset with Brandon for returning to Salem, and try to convince him to leave. Celeste’s mind flashes back to when she made her dire predictions, but Brandon refuses to leave Salem and is sure nothing bad will happen. He promises Lexie that he’ll stay away from Sami.
After he has gone, Lexie tells her mother that Abe and Leo are sleeping upstairs. They discuss Abe’s health while Celeste is flipping her cards over. She tells Lexie that it doesn’t look very good.
Hallway outside of Sami’s Apartment: Kate, Eugenia, and later…Sami
Kate and Eugenia are having one of heir hourly lurkers meeting outside of Sami’s apartment. Inside the apartment, Sami is calling Brandon’s office and is told that he has left for Salem. She is screaming and Kate and Eugenia are happy campers. Sami comes out and sees Kate only. She blames her for trying to ruin the wedding but Kate puts on an act like she is soooooooo innocent. She says she’s only trying to help but Sami tells her to go to hell. Kate is trying to provoke Sami and asks her if she’s going to meet her lover. Sami rebuts that Brandon isn’t her lover and Kate smiles saying she never even mentioned Brandon’s name.
After Sami leaves, the boring duo reunites, and they laugh…ho…ho…ho….yawn… wondering what Sami will do next. They both think she will go looking for Brandon at Lexie’s, but Kate doubts she’ll get the information from her. Somewhat bizarrely later, Eugenia has her laptop on so she can track Brandon’s movements by his credit card purchases.
Back at Lexie’s: Lexie, Celeste, and Sami
Sami bangs on the door and wants to know where Brandon is. She is anxiously searching for him while Celeste wants to know how she found out Brandon is back in Salem. Sami explains about her horoscope and how she called his office. Lexie tells her to go home and forget about him. Sami is sure that her wedding will be destroyed and she is going to find him. Lexie kicks her out. Celeste mumbles something about the stars…lol…but Lexie doesn’t believe it matters whether Brandon stays or goes.
Hotel close to the airport: Brandon, Kate, and later Sami / Miss Wendy’s
haberdashery of evil: Miss Wendy, Eugenia
Brandon is sitting at the bar drinking. Kate is…c’mon you guys can finish the sentence for me…yes…yes…she is LURKING!!!
Eugenia goes over to Miss Wendy’s place with lots of money. They call the hotel and ask for Brandon to be paged. While he’s gone, Little Miss Kate knocks up his drink with drugs and goes back into lurker mode. Brandon returns, finishes his drink, and goes to his room.
We see Sami phoning Miss Wendy to ask her what she should do. Wendy has her hand out and Eugenia keeps slapping more money into it. The all-seeing Wendy tells Sami where Brandon is. Sami goes to find him.
In the next scene, Eugenia is at the bar with Kate (When do these women sleep???) when Sami comes running in to talk to the bartender. He won’t tell her where Brandon is and asks her if she’s a hooker. Eugenia has Sami paged. Sami leaves and Kate does the same number on her drink as she did to Brandon’s. Sami comes back, finishes her drink and sees Brandon’s bill with the room number on it and off she trots to see him (see where this is going????)…groan. Eugenia is praising Kate.
We see a dozy Brandon calling Lexie from his room to give her his location but she doesn’t want to know. She warns him about Sami being on the lookout for him and that he shouldn’t go anywhere until the wedding is over.
Back at Lexie’s, Celeste who also sees-all is upset. She says that Brandon and Sami are on a collision course.
Back at the hotel, Kate is back in lurker mode and has a blond wig on, black framed glasses, and is wearing a cleaning lady’s outfit. She is talking to Eugenia and saying that she is doing all this for Lucas…what a mother! Kate talks about Curtis and also about how Sami ruined Austin’s life too. Eugenia hides when Sami appears and Kate pushes the cart into her. Sami asks her for the key to her “room”, saying she lost hers. Kate won’t give it to her and asks for identification. The rest of this is so beyond ridiculous…Sami pulls out a twenty…Kate insists on getting all of Sami’s money. All Sami has is $28.00 and some coins. Kate unlocks the door and Sami goes in.
Kate and Eugenia are rejoicing that their plan worked. Sami is yawning, starts talking to a sleeping Brandon.
Shawn talking to Belle: He doesn’t care if every marine tries to stop him. Philip has to know the truth so they can be together.
Mimi talking to Rex: They can’t have a family because she doesn’t deserve to be the mother of his children
John talking to Kate: He would do anything for his children. Kate says she would too.
Eugenia talking to a sleeping Brandon with an equally sleeping Sami by his side—She’s rubbing his chest and says that he sure is fine and that Sami had to have him one more time even though it was the night before her wedding.
Friday Feb 4
Welcome to Passions II…Mr. Reilly has now successfully completed the metamorphosis, and the beautiful show that once encompassed romance, adventure, imagination, and family values…has gone completely by the wayside…sigh…
Shawn/Rex’s Loft: Rex, Mimi, doll, fantasy Jan dressed up like the doll (need I say more?)
Rex urges Meems to come to bed and asks her what’s wrong. She mumbles that she’s not tired. He asks her what’s wrong. Mimi tells him she loves him and doesn’t want to lose him. He tells her she won’t and they hug. She is looking at the doll on the couch. It has transformed into Jan, dressed exactly like the doll. Jan/doll is telling Mimi that she is going to lose Rex no matter what happens now. Rex tells Mimi he’s sorry for putting her in the position that she had to choose between her love for him and her friendship with Belle. He admits that Belle still loves Shawn and that Philip deserves to know. Jan/doll pops up again and mocks Mimi. Rex says that Phil and Kate are the only family he has now and he has to stand by them (um…Lucas? Billie?) He talks about what a wonderful and caring mother Kate is...that she would do anything for her children (no comment..lol..)
He picks up the doll and says that he is really looking forward to them having a family. The doll morphs into Jan/doll again. Mimi tells Rex that she would make a lousy mother. He gives her the doll (why are they playing with dolls?) and tells he that he thinks she would make a great mother. He tells her that he is looking forward to being a great father. When Rex asks Mimi about her paleness, she admits that her head hurts…join the club…and she thinks it might be the flu...oy vey! He wants to know about her confession when he was taking a bath. Mimi has a flashback to that scene and lies to him again, saying that she just wanted to apologize for helping Shawn and Belle when he didn’t want her to. Rex says he understands, knows she wouldn’t lie about something that mattered. Mimi tells him that she would do anything to keep him with her (foreshadowing?) Jan/doll is dancing and being sarcastic…
Mimi takes hold of Jan/doll and wants her to disappear. She’s talking to herself about the abortion being the wrong thing to do. Jan/doll keeps digging at her and tells her to keep her mouth shut and to keep Belle away from Shawn.
Airport: Shawn, Belle, and Jan
We have light again. Everyone is clapping. Shawn is still on the cell phone with Philip but the line is full of static. He is telling Phil about Belle loving him and that he’s sorry if Phil thought his marriage was something that it wasn’t, but that it is over. The line goes dead and he’s not sure if Phil got the message. He asks a Marine whether Philip has taken off yet and is told that the last transport has gone and that his cell phone won’t work now.
Jan is in lurker mode and listens in as Belle tells Shawn that it’s too late. Belle touches Shawn’s face and wants to know what happened. He says it doesn’t matter and that no matter what the Marines do to him, he is determined to make sure than Philip knows the truth so that they can be together… even if he has to personally fly over there and tell him... Belle tells him that it is too late, but Shawn is still determined to find a way. She doesn’t want to write to him. When Belle tells him that maybe they should wait until Phil comes back, Shawn tells her that they can’t put their love on hold for that long. He says that Phil has to know before he goes into combat and that they have to tell him the truth that they love each other and are going to be together. He tells her that he has an idea and takes off.
Jan zooms over just so she can rag on Belle (on second thoughts maybe we should call this the Jan Show from now on...she seems to be in two places at once). Belle is asking her why she is even there (something I’d like to know as well!) Jan is laying a guilt trip on Belle about how Philly’s blood will be on her hands if he dies while he’s away. She Talks about vows made before God and that God will punish Belle.
Jan says that it will make Belle’s life easier if Philip dies over there. She keeps talking as if Shawn is still her fiancé. Belle tells Jan that she loves Shawn and not Philip. She doesn’t want to hurt Philip. Jan retorts that Shawn can use amnesia for an excuse for what he is doing but what can Belle use? Belle says that she has been lying to herself and that Phil deserves to know the truth. Belle tells Jan that she is just trying to guilt her so she will stay with Philip because she is desperate to hang onto Shawn. She tells Jan that it’s never going to happen.
Shawn goes up to a Marine and asks if Belle can speak to Philip in the air. The guy says no. He goes back to Belle and tells her that there is just one other way for her to tell Phil the truth…email…and asks her if she will do it. Belle remembers Phil’s guilt trip about how awful it would be to get a Dear John letter in the mail or by phone. Shawn keeps trying to convince her. He tells her that Philip will only believe the truth if it comes with her. Jan, of course, doesn’t think she will, and vows to make sure that if she loses Shawn, that there will be hell to pay...starting with her best friend Mimi losing Rex. Shawn asks Belle if she still loves him. He asks her if she’s changed her mind. She tells him no she hasn’t.
John/Marlena’s Penthouse: John, nurse, and later…Kate
John looks a mess…hasn’t shaved, in a lot of pain. He’s having a dream about his last conversation with Marlena when they were on the raft. His eyes are half closed and he sees someone and thinks it’s Marlena coming back to him. It’s his nurse who for some reason does look like his wife…groan… John turns over and the framed glass picture of John and Marlena crashes to the floor…glass everywhere.
Hotel: Kate, Eugenia, Sami, and Brandon
Kate has a flashback to drugging Sami and Brandon’s drinks and says that Sami will self-destruct in Brandon’s room. Kate leaves and Eugenia is talking to herself in the hallway…yawn…
Sami is trying to get Brandon to leave town. He’s on the bed sleeping and doesn’t answer her. She thinks it’s deliberate. She starts to rant about wanting to marry Lucas, how Kate and Eugenia are working against her, etc. She starts to feel the effects of the drugs and sits down on the bed. She goes on to rant about Jan and how she hurt Belle and Shawn.
Sami can’t figure out why she is so tired. She realizes that Brandon is really sleeping and finally crumples unconscious on top of him.
Eugenia comes in with champagne (trying to set the mood) and climbs over Brandon and starts undoing his belt…I’m not going further because this is just so stupid. All I’ll say is the show ends with both Brandon and Sami naked in bed, covered with a sheet.
Back at the Penthouse:
Kate gets the nurse to agree to stay for the night. She calls Lucas and says that she hired a private investigator to follow Sami (we don’t hear Lucas). Surprisingly, Kate tells him that the investigator didn’t find anything wrong and she wishes them happiness.
The nurse is on a break. Kate goes up to see John. She tells him that people think he has the flu and Lexie and the nurse will keep his real condition a secret. John opens his eyes and asks for some drugs. He’s groaning and shaking. Kate wants him to think about his daughter. John says he would do anything for his children. Kate says she would too. She says that Roman and Marlena wouldn’t want them to grieve…that they would want them to be there for their children…yada…yada… John is dreaming again of Marlena. Previews:
Brady talking to Nicole…something about somebody having reconstructive surgery…
Nancy talking to Chloe (her face is all bandaged up)…asking how she is feeling… Chloe replying that she will be better once she has seen Brady…
Shawn talking to Belle…telling her she has to ask for an annulment. Belle tells him she won’t ever do that.
Monday Feb 7
Note: I didn’t think it could get any worse after the dancing Jan doll yesterday. I was wrong. The Mimi scenes today are horrendous and too bizarre for me to go into much depth with.
Victor’s House: Brady, Nicole
Popcorn…beer…scary movie…Brady…Nicole… Brady’s mind seems far away as he sits at the computer. He tells Nicole about getting an email from Father Tim about their Christmas donation to the Giving Tree. A little girl...Clara? Claire?, whose family was the one Brady and Nicole sponsored) was in a car accident. Clara’s family is without Health insurance. The girl is also a budding singer, a fact which makes Brady think about Chloe. He’s on the phone again and we hear Nicole swearing that Chloe continues to come between them. She thinks of something that will be expensive but worth it. She suggests to Brady that they go to the clinic and that she make another donation to the family for medical expenses in memory of Chloe. Brady thinks it’s a great idea. They kiss.
Clinic outside of town: Nancy, Chloe
Chloe is in bed with her head covered in bandages. She wakes up from surgery and Nancy is there to reassure her that everything will be all right. She says that Craig called. She is going to call him. Chloe is looking at a picture of Brady. We see a beautiful flashback of them together.
Nancy sees the doctor who tells her that there could be complications. He warns Nancy that Chloe isn’t out of the woods yet. He says that the surgery might not have been a success.
Nancy comes back and Chloe tells her mom that she feels okay but will be better when she sees Brady.
Shawn/Rex’s Loft: Mimi, Rex
Mimi is restless in her sleep. She has a hallucination that she sees a little boy (we hear Jan mocking her). Mimi thinks she is pregnant. She wakes up screaming and crying. Rex realizes that she has a fever. Mimi still sees the little boy and hears Jan’s taunts. The boy leaves and Mimi follows him. He waves and vanishes. Mimi faints.
The Airport: Shawn, Belle, and Jan
Jan is lurking while Shawn and Belle are talking. Belle tells Shawn that she can’t email Philip because it would break his heart and kill him. Shawn asks her if she is really willing to let Philip go on believing a lie. Shawn wants her to ask Philip for an annulment but she refuses. He tells her she can’t stay married to someone she doesn’t love. Belle tells him that he is wrong and she does love Philip. He argues that she doesn’t.
Shawn says: “Please don’t tell me you are going to stay in this marriage just because you don’t want to hurt Philip’s feelings.” Belle tells him that Philip was unselfish and cared about her. Shawn argues that he took advantage of her but Belle says the opposite was true and that she used him to get over Shawn. Belle says that somewhere down the line, she did fall in love with Philip and doesn’t want to hurt him. She admits that it’s not the kind of love she has for Shawn and that Philip shouldn’t have to pay for their mistakes. He tells her that he knows it’s tough, but how she go on living this way? Belle says she’s confused and wants time on her own. She leaves.
Jan approaches Shawn. He asks her what she is doing there(never does get an answer). He doesn’t want to talk to her. She says: “Tough! I’ve had it with the way you’ve been treating me! (excuse me? Didn’t he break up with her?). He yells at her that he doesn’t want to be with her and to leave him alone...they are not going to have this conversation. Jan asks him how he can keep pledging his undying love to a woman who wants nothing to do with him. Shawn says that Belle does love him. Jan says: “Are you deaf and blind? She just told you that she loves Philip and she has no plans to leave him. It’s pathetic that you can’t accept that.” He tells her that he doesn’t want to be with her and if he is so pathetic then why does she want to be with him? Jan tells him that whether he wants to admit it or not, he is in love with her. He tells her that she’s delusional (gee yah think???) They start arguing about the validity of the engagement. Shawn reminds her that he can’t even remember it happening. He says that something is definitely not right. Was he drunk at the time? He also warns her that he will eventually remember everything that happened and exactly how Jan got so damned involved in his life. Shawn stomps off. Jan mumbles one of her usual dire threats…Shawn will be sorry…no one messes with Jan Spears…Mimi...etc...
Belle’s Loft: Belle, Shawn
Belle notices Philip’s stuff all over the place and thinks it feels weird to be there without him. We see a flashback of Belle and Philip kissing and then one of Belle and Shawn kissing. She picks up the stuffed snowman from Shawn and hugs it to her. Belle says: “Oh god, what am I going to do?” She asks herself how she could have married Philip when she was still in love with Shawn.
Shawn arrives and tells her he’s sorry for putting so much pressure on her. He says that he knows that she doesn’t want to hurt Philip, and neither does he. He says: “I don’t want to be apart from you, so if that makes me a selfish bastard...” She says it’s no one's fault. Shawn asks her if she still loves him. Belle says of course she does and that she never stopped loving him. Jan walks in… Belle and Shawn are kissing.
Lucas’s Apartment: Lucas, Will
Both Lucas and Will are shining their shoes for the wedding. They talk about how exciting it is that soon they will be a real family. Will is worried about his Grandma Kate (listen kid, we all are). Lucas reassures him and has a flashback of Kate telling him about the private investigator. He tells his son that Kate knows that he and Sami love each other and belong together.
The Hotel: Eugenia, Sami, and Brandon
Eugenia is standing outside of Brandon’s hotel room talking to Kate on her cell phone. She tells Kate that everything is okay and we see another flashback of Kate putting drugs in Sami’s drink. They discuss ‘phase two’.
In Brandon’s room, Sami and Brandon are against each other and kissing.
Outside again, Kate tells Eugenia that there is a lot more to do. They have to get Lucas over to see them together (gosh, this plot-line has never been done before…groan).
Back at Lucas’s Apartment…
Kate calls Lucas and says she’s sorry about the private investigator. Lucas asks her for her blessing and she gives it. She wants to know where Sami is and Lucas says he imagines she’s at home, maybe having a bath. He peeks out the window and sees that Sami’s apartment is all dark.
Back at the hotel…
Eugenia keeps checking the room. Sami is dreaming that she is in bed with Lucas and starts kissing Brandon. She wakes up bewildered and realizes it is Brandon. She wonders what happened but can’t figure it out. Brandon, who is still sleeping, pulls her closer to him. Sami falls back asleep, sure that everything will be alright when she wakes up again.
He wants to go check on Sami but Kate says it’s bad luck and that she’s probably sleeping. She hangs up and goes over to his place, saying she is sorry, so sorry.
Nancy tells Chloe that she wants her to go and see Brady after the bandages come off. She says he will dump Nicole. Chloe says she isn’t so sure.
Belle tells Shawn that it is too late for them. Shawn tells her that it’s never too late to go to Philip and tell him that they love each other.
Lucas tells Kate that she never wanted him to marry Sami so what happened? She tells him that he is absolutely right.
Hope asks Bo whether he is saying that he is sorry she and Patrick came to Europe to look for him. Bo says she should never have come.
Clinic: Chloe, Nancy, Brady, Nicole, the doctor, and Clara
Chloe doesn’t believe Nancy when she tells her to be positive. She thinks the surgery didn’t go as well as it could. Nancy tells her that that will take her a while to heal, there might be some remaining scarring. Chloe tells her mom that if the scars don’t go away she won’t see Brady. While Nancy tries for the umpteenth time to convince her daughter that Brady would love her no matter what, Chloe isn’t buying it. She tells Nancy about seeing Brady with Nicole and believing that they care about each other. Nancy counters that Nicole just preyed on his grief and that Chloe is the love of his life. Chloe cries.
Brady and Nicole are at the clinic talking to the doctor. He is raving about their donation. They see a picture of what the little girl looked like before the accident and another of what she looked like after and are upset. The doctor mentions another patient who had the same type of surgery. He asks if they would like to meet the little girl. Brady says yes, but Nicole wants Clara’s okay first. The doctor goes to check with her mother.
The doctor tells Clara that Brady and Nicole are paying for her operation and she runs to hug Nicole. LOL…Nicole is surprised. Brady has a sweet scene with the little girl, telling her that he wants to talk to her after her operation about pursuing her music when she finishes college. Brady and Nicole get another hug and Clara goes back to her room. Brady asks the doctor about the other patient and is told that she is a singer as well. He asks her name and says that he would like to meet her. Meanwhile, Clara visits with Chloe and Nancy and tells them about her good news.
Devereaux House: Jennifer, Bo, Hope, Patrick, Billie, and Zach
The group returns to Salem and goes over to Jennifer’s house. Jennifer tells Hope that Zach is sleeping. They tell Jen what happened and that Tony was the mastermind behind the whole Georgia garbage. Bo wants to call Shawn but can’t get through. Hope asks Jennifer if Shawn’s been in contact with her. Jennifer says that if there were problems, she was sure they would have heard.
Billie is worse that ever, miserable, ragging on Hope… Bo is ragging on Patrick. He thinks that Patrick enjoyed Tony’s machinations where they were concerned. Jennifer (the voice of reason in this bedlam) tells them all that they should be grateful that they came out of it okay and are safe at home once more. She tells Billie that making a plan instead of jumping into something might be a good idea (gee ya think?)
Bo wants to take his wife home to spend some time together. Billie doesn’t look like a happy camper. Bo goes to check in with the Salem PD. Hope runs upstairs to see Zach. Patrick tells Billie that he will help her in her quest…groan (I so do not want those two together). Jennifer watches them hug each other with a strange look on her face. Bo does a little more Patrick ragging until Hope comes downstairs. She gets into the act and asks him if he didn’t want them to come looking for them. He tells her that no he didn’t (what have they done to my Bo?) and they start arguing.
The baby starts crying. Zach enters the arena (he’s so darn cute). He races up to Hope and hugs her. Bo and Hope cuddle their son. More arguing again with Bo and Patrick and Billie and Hope going at each other. Bo decides to take Hope and Zach home. Patrick offers to take Billie out to eat and she says yes. Hope and Jennifer are talking. Bo’s gone to get some juice for Zach. Jennifer mentions to hope that there is still tension between her and Billie. Hope tells her that Bo’s fatal flaw is that he needs to be Billie’s hero. Zach asks his parents if they are going to go away again. Hope tells him no and they all leave. Jennifer thinks about missing Jack.
Belle’s Loft: Belle, Shawn
They are still kissing and Shawn is lifts Belle up into his arms and twirls her around. She stops him from going any further by reminding him that she is still married. Shawn tells her he’s sorry about the things he has done recently. He doesn’t understand why he was with Jan. She tells him how much he hurt her by the things he said and did on an almost daily basis. Shawn tries to explain that since the accident he’s been confused. He doesn’t know what happened to change him. He says that its because she wasn’t in his life.
Belle admits that Philip was there for her and that she convinced herself that she was in love with him even though she was really still deeply in love with Shawn. She asks him why he didn’t figure this out before she married Philip. She admits her own fault for this mess. She thinks it might be too late for them and that maybe they will have to wait until Philip returns.
Shawn wants Philip to know the truth, so he doesn’t get his hopes up. He says it has to happen soon because he doesn’t know if he can keep from wanting her. They start kissing again but Belle pulls away. She doesn’t agree, thinking that she could never forgive herself if something tragic happened to Phil. Shawn wishes they could have done it at the airport but Belle is glad they didn’t because Philip would have killed him. She asks about his being beaten up, wondering how that happened and whether maybe Philip saw him there.
Shawn still wants to do it. Belle says that she’s supposed to be supporting her husband and sending him care packages. She asks him if he would want her to treat him the same way if the situation was reversed. Shawn tells her that he would want her to be with the man she loved and asks her if she loves him or Philip more. Belle tells him she has always loved him. Shawn tells her that they have a soulmate connection and are destined to be together just like their parents. He says they can take it one step at a time and that the first step is to tell Philip that they love each other. He wants her to email him. We see her crying and sitting at the computer. Shawn kisses her and tells her he is proud of her.
Salem Inn: Eugenia and hotel worker/ Lucas’s apartment: Kate, Lucas
While Eugenia haunts the hallway outside of Brandon’s room, she has a Sami/Brandon fantasy of what she did (really gross). A hotel worker comes up to her and says she has received complaints from other guests about a lurker…lol… He asks if she needs help. She tells him that she was supposed to have a date with Brandon and was just waiting for him.
At Lucas’s: Lucas is somewhat mad at his mommy…lol… She agrees with him that she was never okay with this marriage…blah…blah… She pretends to get upset and tells him about the private investigator wanting to follow Sami tonight but she isn’t at home. She’s crying and starts to tell him…
Patrick talking to Billie about having some fun tonight.
Bo yelling at Hope that Patrick is trying to come between him and it seems to be working. He thinks that is more proof that he is still working for Dimera.
Chloe telling Nancy that she doesn’t want to see Brady. She doesn’t want him to know she is alive at least not until she is back to the way she was before the accident.
Brady hears a voice and says it sounds like Chloe’s.
Wednesday Feb 9
*It was so nice seeing Jack again…sigh…Jennifer was wonderful...Abby was kind of cute.
Clinic: Clara, Chloe, Nancy, Brady, Nicole, and the doctor
An excited Clara tells Chloe about her sponsor and how much he is going to help her. The doctor is giving Nicole and Brady information about the “other patient”, and asks Brady if he wants to meet her. Brady tells the doctor that she sounds like a young woman he once knew who would sing to make herself feel better. He doesn’t tell them who she is and goes to ask Chloe. Chloe is demonstrating some singing exercises that Clara can do. Brady hears her and says that it sounds like Chloe (enough already…this is so lame and dragged out). Nicole tries to stop him from finding out. Then, Nancy sees them in the hallway.
The doctor and Nancy are trying to convince Chloe to meet Clara’s benefactors. Next we see him returning and telling Brady and Nicole that it’s a go. The nurse comes in and says that she changed her mind and is too tired.
Back in Chloe’s room, Chloe is mad at her mama because Clara remembers the names of her donors and she realizes that Nancy knew all along. Nancy says that if Chloe waits too long that Brady and Nicole could grow closer.
Devereaux Home: Jennifer, Julie
Jennifer is holding Jack’s picture. She misses him so much…sigh… Jen is lying down on the couch and crying. She tells him that she would give anything for him to be with her right now. Julie drops in saying that she couldn’t sleep and was driving around and saw the lights on at Jen’s. She tells Jen that she is worried about Mickey and Maggie and also that Doug sings in his sleep...lol... Jennifer admits to being sad and feeling sorry for herself. They talk about Jack.
On the boat: Jack, Captain
We see Jack scrubbing away at the laundry…lol…he’s quite a mess. When the captain comes yelling his name, Jack jumps to and says “yes sir...what can I do for you sir...is there a problem sir!” The captain keeps blowing smoke in his face and complains about too much starch in his shirt. He finds out that Jack can iron but Jack refuses to do it. He doesn’t care if he has to walk the plank and he doesn’t do portholes. They argue and the captain threatens not to let him disembark...turn the boat around and take him back from whence he came...lol... Jack turns completely around and says that he doesn’t mind ironing at all.
Jack sees a small transistor radio and finds a Salem station and gets excited. He listens to the weather and promises that he is coming back home to Jennifer soon.
Back at Jennifer’s, she is listening to the same radio station and can feel Jack’s love even stronger than ever before. She says she loves him.
Brady House: Hope, Bo
Hope is upstairs putting Zack to sleep. Bo is downstairs building a fire. She comes down and he wants to cuddle. She’s tired and still angry, and gives him the cold shoulder...lol... but offers to make soup and sandwiches when Bo suggests a late snack. Bo says he’ll just call Billie, and Hope tells him to make his own damn sandwiches (Go Hope!). Now they are arguing. Bo goes on again about how Patrick is working for the Dimeras, but Hope defends Patrick. Bo wants to know how Patrick can wrap Jennifer, Billie, and Hope around his little finger. He tells Hope that Patrick is working all three of them. He goes on about the picture where Hope and Patrick are kissing. She tries once more to tell him that it was just a romantic cover because there was a surveillance camera.
Bo takes a different tack and starts saying nice things to Hope…not… He tells her that he’s glad she is so furious with him because it shows how much she loves him. He starts kissing her neck and cuddling then the scene fades out to just the fire.
Cheating Heart: Abby, Chelsea, Patrick, Billie, and Mace
A panicky Abby and Chelsea are sitting at a table, nursing diet drinks. Abby says they are underage and shouldn’t be there. Chelsea tells her that they aren’t doing anything wrong. Abby is upset when she sees Patrick and Billie come in, but the older couple doesn’t see them. Chelsea is green with envy and wants to know about Billie. Abby tells her about Billie being friends with Jen, being with Bo when Hope was gone, looking for Georgia...etc., but all Chelsea wants to know is if she is interested in Patrick.
Patrick brings beers for both him and Billie. He gets a call, tells Billie it’s about a job, and goes outside where it’s less noisy. Billie is given another beer and asked to dance by a guy named Mace. He’s like a tarantula, putting his hands all over her. She doesn’t seem to mind…lol… Patrick is being threatened by some guy about getting the money to him as soon as it arrives (really lame...the other guy doesn’t look as if he could hurt a fly).
Abby tells Chelsea that they should leave before Chelsea’s mom finds out that they have skipped. Patrick comes back and Billie drops Mace like a hot potato to go back to him. Patrick tells her that they are going to have fun... “It’s about time don’t you think?”
Lucas’s Apartment: Lucas, Kate/Hotel: Eugenia
Kate is crying. Lucas asks her why. He’s positive that Sami is at home. She tells her son a story about the private investigator. Lucas looks at her with skepticism (can’t understand why he doesn’t believe this new version…groan). He phones Sami but gets her answering machine so he decides to go over to her apartment and check. Lucas decides to go check on Sami and make sure she’s okay. He wants to prove it to his mom. He leaves and Kate tells herself that she hates to hurt him like this...yeah right!
Eugenia calls Kate (who is now dressed in a blue uniform as a maid and has a cart), who tells her about the hotel clerk catching her loitering in the hallway. Kate asks about Sami and Brandon and Eugenia opens their door and says they are still out of it. Lucas comes back and tells Kate that Sami wasn’t home. He takes the phone from her, wondering if she is talking to Sami. Eugenia pretends to be the wedding florist (yep they always call late at night). Lucas is upset and asks Kate if Sami skipped town...doesn’t love him..got cold feet? Kate tells him it’s much worse.
Lucas wants his mom to spill the beans and tell him where Sami is. Finally, Kate tells him about Sami going to a hotel and up to another man’s room. He’s in denial and says that Sami doesn’t know any guys. Kate phones her private investigator, who is also Eugenia, and starts a bogus conversation about getting more information. She finishes her conversation and tells Lucas that he will get his proof if they go to the hotel. He keeps yelling at her wanting to know what really is going on and she tells him the Sami is with Brandon. He doesn’t believe it and starts yelling at her again.
Kate telling Lucas that Brandon might be jealous of him and Sami and he could put Sami’s life in danger. She asks him if he could live with losing Sami forever.
Belle tells Shawn that if Philip dies in combat, how could they live with the guilt, knowing that their love killed him.
John, dressed in a sweat suit with a hooded top, looking the worse for wear, is out of the condo. He wants more pain medication. A police yells for both of them to freeze.
Thursday Feb 10
Note: I just want to credit Drake Hogestyn for the outstanding job he did today.
Penthouse/Docks: John, dream Marlena, policeman, drug pushers...Brady
John is in bed (looking even worse if possible). First he has a flashback with Kate…grrr. Then he is haunted by Marlena visions. He sees her in a white light (Deidre looks beautiful) calling him “my love” and telling him to be strong. She says… “You have me to help you, just be strong and I’ll be there as long as you need me. She won’t abandon him.” She leans into him and disappears. He wakes up saying her name and is upset because it was just a dream. Getting dressed, he notices the nurse is sleeping in a chair. He hobbles over with his cane, (in lots of pain) snoops through her medical bag but it doesn’t show if he took anything. He drops it but the nurse doesn’t wake up. John decides to go out.
We see him on the docks talking to some guy who offers to get him what he needs. We see a small group of guys taking drugs. They take off, leaving one guy behind. He asks him for drugs and pays the guy. A policeman is around and yells “Police! Freeze!” (one of the writers idiotic, lame tension scenes… of course he is yelling at the other guys that just left. He never even saw the exchange.
John hides until they all leave and then takes out the needle and vial. He has another vision (bright light) of Marlena (it’s short but very sweet). He asks her if she has come back to him. They hug and kiss and he wants her to be real this time. She wants him to be strong and have faith and that his love has saved her countless times. He’s crying and begging her to return to him and she reminds him about their past and how she has come back to him before. We see the famous pier flashback. Marlena tells him that he was trying to buy illegal drugs and that he doesn’t need them..they could kill him. She tells him that his family and friends are counting on him and that he must stop taking the drugs.
Marlena tells him he won’t lose her again…that she’ll always be with him…and to listen to his heart. He needs to be there for Brady and belle. Then she disappears and John falls to the ground calling out for Doc, saying he’s in so much pain (Drake did an awesome job today). John is crying. Just as he’s about to inject more drugs, Brady shows up and John reacts angrily at seeing him.
Belle’s Loft: Belle, Shawn
Belle is writing Phil an email and Shawn is by her side giving her encouragement. She realizes that she can’t send it because she hates the idea of hurting him (ends up deleting the email before she can send it). He asks her what she is doing and she tells him that she can’t break up with Philip. She mentions that if Phil gets hurt then it will be her fault. Shawn tells her that he doesn’t want to sound cold or callous but there are soldiers dying right now who didn’t receive a Dear John letter. Belle says that if she sends the email then Philip could lose the will to survive and might volunteer for a dangerous mission because he doesn’t want to live anymore. He’s telling her that they have waited so long.
Shawn says... “So you’re going to stay married to Philip the entire time he is on active duty?” He asks if she is going to let him believe that she is in love with him still. Shawn is talking about her not living a lie because lying only hurts people in the end. He’s afraid that she will start believe the lie and he will lose her. He tells her that they belong to each other and she tells him she knows that. He gives her the example from when he lied to her about Jan’s pregnancy, saying that it broke her heart and tore them apart.
Shawn says that they promised they would never lie to each other. Belle counters, saying she broke that promise when she lied about her mom’s alibi. She says so many bad things happened because of that lie...Shawn ran off...she rebounded with Philip...
Belle continues to worry and says that Philip doesn’t deserve to get hurt…his only mistake was in loving her (I can think of a few others…grrr…). Shawn doesn’t want her to blame herself. He says he could have stayed around and given her more of a chance. Shawn tells her they can’t go back to the past but they can go forward and learn from their mistakes...the can tell Philip the truth. Belle asks him what if the truth will only make matters worse and they can’t ever be together? He asks her why that would be.
Shawn tells her that he’s afraid that all the things he loves about Belle…her love, commitment, loyalty…will end up in him losing her. He talks about the way she has felt about marriage all her life and teases her about when they were in kindergarten and she was always playing bride. Even then, he says, he wanted to be the guy standing next to her when her dream came true. He says: “But I’m not. Phil’s the guy and now you are going to live out your commitment to him and he’ll lose her forever. Belle promises him that she loves and wants a future with him. She tells him that he isn’t going to lose her…but she can’t hurt Phil… blah…blah…Phil could snap. They don’t know the realities of war, what it does to your mind. Shawn reminds her that it was Phil’s choice to join the service and that he will survive. He tells her that they can’t continue to lie to Philip about how they feel about each other. She tells him that they could be responsible for losing an amazing person (Phil) and then they would lose each other. Belle is confused and wants to talk to Mimi. He gives her his keys and says that he will wait for her. She thanks him for being so understanding. They kiss and she goes over to the other loft. Opening the door, Belle starts to scream…
Lucas’s Apartment/Hotel: Lucas, Kate, and Eugenia
Kate is losing it big time. They are still going over the same stuff…yada…yada… while Eugenia is still haunting the hallway outside of Brandon’s hotel room. She’s worried that Kate and Lucas haven’t arrived yet. Kate is ranting about that monster “Sami” and Lucas is still defending her. He says that she doesn’t want him to be with anyone but her. He starts threatening to disown her and keep her from seeing Will if she is lying. Kate tells him that she would never risk his love by lying to him. More arguing….Lucas isn’t buying any of it. He calls Brandon’s room but doesn’t get an answer. He thinks there’s a logical reason if Sami is with Brandon. Sami’s cellphone is also turned off.
Kate is like a broken record, asking Lucas to go over the hotel…over and over and over again. She refers to Shawn and Belle and how he drove his motorcycle through the church window. Kate thinks Brandon might be desperate as well….groan this is getting so redundant…but I will say that Lauren and Brian are doing a great job today. Lucas still defends Sami but finally agrees to go over to the hotel. Kate makes him promise not to tell Sami about her part in hiring the private detective. She tells him if she is wrong, she will dance at their wedding.
After Lucas leaves, Kate starts laughing. The last clip is of Sami and Brandon still sleeping.
Brandon and Sami are waking up and they look at each other.
Bo tells Hope to forget about Billie because he doesn’t want to talk about her… (wanna bet that something interrupts them…ie…Billie?)
John is angry with Brady because he wants the drugs back and Brady ends up punching him.
Friday Feb 11
Brady House: Hope, Bo
Bo is whispering on the phone and arranging a special surprise for Hope. He hangs up after thanking the person on the other end. Hope misunderstands and thinks he broke his promise and was talking to Billie. He says she is jumping to conclusions.
Bo tells her that he wanted to surprise his wife because he appreciates her for being so understanding. She apologizes. They talk about the two times he left Hope to go gallivanting with Billie to look for their daughter and how both times she and Patrick saved their hides. He argues that they didn’t need to be rescued and then rags on about Patrick. Hope tells Bo for the umpteenth time that his boys need him. Bo thinks Georgia might be alive. He tells Hope that Billie will never come between “me and my family” and asks her to close her eyes.
Bo blindfolds Hope and carries her up to their bedroom. He lowers her to the bed and takes the blindfold off. There are beautiful roses, champagne, red and white balloons, candles… all around. It’s so romantic. Bo is embarrassed because he knows it’s a little early, but wishes her a happy Valentine’s day. Hope is amazed and he tells her that Maggie helped him. Bo offers her some chocolate truffles (her favorites) from Paris (he ordered them from the internet).
He toasts Hope with Champagne and tells her that there will never be another woman for him. He calls her the smartest, most beautiful, sexy and understanding woman and says that he will love her for the rest of his days. Bo asks if she remembers their first kiss. Then he tells her that he has and will always belong to her (sigh!). Hope says she loves him and they both lay back on the bed.
We see them under the sheets w/o clothes on and eating the chocolates. Bo gives Hope a silver bracelet with a sailboat charm. She tells him she’s sorry for not being able to reciprocate with a gift for him. Bo tells her that having her in his life is all he wants. He tells her that he might just hire a private investigator to look for Georgia.
Cheating Heart: Patrick, Billie, the guy from the night before (forget his name)
Boring!!! I’m sorry, but I just do not want this Billie with my Patrick.
They are kissing (yuck!) Patrick asks if maybe they should switch from beer to coffee but she ignores him and goes on a rant about Bo being with Hope and how she’ll never find Georgia now. Patrick offers to take her home but she declines. The guy from the last show buys her a drink and then says that he has Irish whiskey at his place if she’s interested in a good time.
It sure looks as if she’s trying to make Patrick jealous. She keeps looking back at him. She says no but agrees to dance with the guy. His hands are extremely frisky and Miss Billie tells him “no” a few times and then pushes him away. When he tries to get back to her, Patrick comes to her rescue and stops him…they start fighting while Billie just watches. I can’t say just how lame this stuff is. He gets some help from another guy and Billie ends up accidentally punching him. Turns out he’s a cop and Billie is under arrest for assault. She explains that she meant to hit the other guy. Of course Patrick gets involved and is arrested for obstruction.
Miss Billie tells the cop to call his captain…we do see where this is going don’t we?
Brady House again…
Bo’s cellphone vibrates and wakes him up. It’s the cop telling him about idiot Billie (of course this is going to be blamed on Patrick in the long run). Bo argues that Billie was in rehab…blah…blah… We hear Billie screaming for Bo. In the next scene she is on the phone asking for his help. The arresting cop thinks she should spend the night in a drunk tank and threatens to file a protest if Bo interferes because of rank. He tells the cop that he’ll meet them at the station and sneaks out on a sleeping Hope.
Patrick (the voice of reason today) wants Billie to leave Bo alone because he’s married and has children. He tells her that she didn’t need to call him at home. She yells that she can’t and that she’ll always need Bo and he’ll always be there for her….gmab… They get hauled off to jail.
Docks/Pier: Brady, John
Brady is there watching John about to inject himself. He asks him what he is doing. John is making all sorts of excuses but Brady doesn’t buy it. He wants his father to go into a rehabilitation clinic and get help but John disagrees and gets out the drugs, explaining that they will take away his pain. Brady tries to get the stuff away from him and he mumbles that Marlena wasn’t able to stop him either. His son realizes that his father is in more trouble than he thought.
They start fighting on the ground with Brady begging his father to understand what is happening to him. He tells John that he was hallucinating and that Marlena wasn’t there. He just wants him to stop fighting with himself and get some help. John repeats about the drugs being his only salvation but Brady won’t give them back and says he is going to call Kate and Lexie. John attacks him and Brady ends up punching him out.
On the way to the hotel/at the hotel: Lucas, police officer, Eugenia, Sami, Brandon
Lucas is in the car…Eugenia is checking once again on a sleeping Brandon and Sami and stressing out on the phone to Kate (we don’t see Kate). Lucas is trying to convince himself that Sami had a good reason for going to visit Brandon on the night before their wedding, swearing that if Brandon is exerting any pressure on her… He starts to speed and a siren can be heard in the background… red lights flashing behind him. He mumbles to himself that if Sami has the last minute jitters there’s no telling what she’ll do.
A cop stops him and Lucas frets at the delay. He tells the cop that his record is clean and is asked to step out of the car. The police officer checked his records and found two old DUI charges from along time ago. Lucas argues that it hasn’t happened since then. The cop has him walk a straight line and rights him up for speeding.
Finally, Sami is awake…lol…the look on her face when she realizes Brandon is beside her. Then his face changes to Lucas. Brandon wakes up and sees Sami and is befuddled. In the hallway, Eugenia is verklempt and phones Kate to find out what is keeping her son.
Lucas is in the hallway and Eugenia is a happy camper. He knocks on Brandon’s door.
Shawn’s loft/hospital: Belle, Rex, Mimi, and Shawn…
Belle is screaming. Mimi is lying unconscious. Rex and Shawn run in and Rex mentions about Mimi not being able to sleep and that she is quite warm. Rex keeps asking Mimi to wake up but she doesn’t so they decide to take her to the hospital. We seen them at the hospital next and Belle telling the doctor that her friend is really sick. Mimi is rushed into a room. Rex blames himself, saying that they’ve been arguing a lot and it’s been too hard on her. He explains about the doll Jan gave them…blah…blah… He talks about Mimi not being pregnant, that they are really careful. Belle wonders if Jan knows about Mimi’s secret. Rex pounces on that and wants to know what she is talking about.
Belle has two flashbacks. The first one is when she is asking Mimi to tell Rex about her pregnancy. The second is when she asks Belle to keep her secret. Belle covers up and says that Bonnie should be told about Mimi being sick. She leaves to phone her and Shawn and Rex start arguing about Philip. Rex says that Belle should wait for him to come back and tell him in person. Belle comes back and breaks them up. She defends Shawn to Rex.
Mimi is still unconscious and has a flashback to hugging Rex and telling him she doesn’t know what she would do if she lost him (Jan doll is in this one). The doctor is wondering about possible scar tissue in the uterus.
Belle and Shawn are talking. She doesn’t want to talk about them while Mimi is so ill. She makes him promise not to phone, write a letter, or email Philip. He does. Rex says something is wrong...he can feel it.
The nurse takes Mimi’s temp and says it is 103. The doctor wants to know if there was any follow-up care after the abortion or complications. She tries to get Mimi to tell her who else would know and Mimi murmurs Rex’s name, saying he’s her boyfriend. The doctor leaves, saying that she hopes the antibiotics start to work soon, and goes out to see the others. Rex asks if Mimi has regained consciousness and the doctor says not yet. He asks whether she has figured out what is wrong with her and the doctor nods while Belle and Shawn look on.
Belle to Shawn: “I’m doing the right thing so we can be together. I love you.” They smile and kiss.
A frail looking Mimi says to Rex: Something happened that I didn’t tell you.”
Brady to John: You need to go into rehab.” John saying he’s never going into rehab like a common junkie.
Sami is terrified and says: “Oh my god! Oh my god!
Monday Feb 14
*I guess yesterday’s little Bo and Hope celebration is the only “valentine” we will get...
Hospital: Rex, Mimi, Shawn, Belle, Bonnie, doctor
Shawn says he can’t believe Mimi is going through this. He is still talking about Philip but Belle stops him. The doctor wants to talk privately with Rex which makes him even more worried about Mimi. He says: “It’s treatable right? Mimi will be okay? (Eric did a great job today).
Bonnie comes in like an elephant in a china shop and confronts Rex wanting to know what he did to her baby and where she is. Once he tells her that they found her unconscious on the floor, Bonnie realizes what’s wrong and wants to talk to the doctor alone. Rex goes back to Shawn and Belle who want to know what is wrong, but he tells him he doesn’t know. Rex asks Belle if she knows anything (excuse me Miss Belle, but I personally think that Mimi’s health is more important right now that keeping that secret...sigh...).
The doctor gives her diagnosis to Bonnie. Mimi has a pelvic infection. Bonnie admits that Mimi had an abortion. Shawn is comforting Belle and Rex sees them. He gets upset and talks about Philip. Meanwhile, Mimi is having a dream/flashback about having the baby (Jan’s voice keeps at her sarcastically). Rex pressures Belle into telling him what she knows. She hints and he remembers that Mimi had female problems a while back so Belle is off the hook.
The doctor comes in and tells them that Mimi has woken up and wants to see Rex. Shawn returns to his favorite subject: Philip. Belle gets angry and tells him to leave her alone and stop trying to manipulate her. She says that Philip would never manipulate her (Uh huh!!!!).
Mimi apologizes to Rex. Bonnie is still talking to the doctor. She’s blames herself for what happened to Mimi because she pushed her to have an abortion. The doctor tells her that the Mimi could have some serious long-term problems from the infection and suggests that Bonnie go and visit her daughter.
A nurse comes looking for the doctor and Bonnie goes to the ER where she runs into Belle. They watch Mimi with Rex and Bonnie gets upset. Bonnie is crying (I actually liked Bonnie today). Both Bonnie and Belle go into the lobby and Belle tries to comfort Mimi’s mom. She tells her that Mimi will be all right and admits that she knows about the abortion. She tries to convince Bonnie that it was Mimi’s decision to have it, but Bonnie still blames herself. Belle tells her that Rex makes Mimi very happy. Bonnie admits that maybe she is right. She tells Belle that Mimi is lucky to have a friend like her.
Mimi wants to tell Rex the truth. Bonnie congratulates Belle on her wedding...she rambles on about the movies in the 1940’s where the man went off to war....and the romantic reunions when they came home. Bonnie tells her not to do what Mimi did. Don’t let other people interfere in decisions because it will ruin her life. They hug and Bonnie decides to go see Mimi. Shawn comes back and asks Belle if she wants to go to the chapel and light a candle for Mimi. Belle tells him that she loves him...she always has...and always will, and will do the right thing so they can be together.
Mimi starts to tell Rex the truth. Bonnie listens in and prays that her daughter will be alright. Rex tells Mimi that there is nothing she could ever say or do that would stop him from loving her.
On the Docks/ Later at the Penthouse: John, Brady
Brady won’t give in to John even when he begs for his drugs. Two cops see them fighting and yells at them to freeze. They find the drugs...think Brady was beating up John, and cuff and arrest them. Brady wants to explain but they won’t listen. They recognize John when they see his I.D. and knows that he works with the ISA. He lies to them and says he was working on a drug sting that went wrong and asked his son to come down (I’m sorry but this is so lame...it is so obvious that John is strung out). The cops believe him and take off.
Kate is at the penthouse having a drink to celebrate her “good works,” when Brady and John arrive. Brady is angry that the nurse and Kate let John get away. He fires the nurse. Kate makes lame excuses. John blames himself. Kate’s only thinking about what will happen if they find out where she was. John gets a lecture from his son about lying to the police. He says he is going to have Judge Fitzpatrick force John into rehabilitation. John gets very angry.
The Hotel: Lucas, Eugenia, Sami, Brandon
Eugenia is in hiding while Lucas knocks on Brandon’s door. She’s on the phone to Kate to tell her what is happening. Sami and Brandon have fallen asleep again (that must be some drug...it’s lasted what...six-seven days now? oops I forgot, it’s still the same day in Salem). Sami wakes up and thinks its Lucas in bed with her. She asks him to answer the door. Then she REALLY wakes up and is shocked that Brandon is in bed with her and starts to panic...lol...(I love Ali). Sami scrambles out of bed, knocking over a lamp on the way. Lucas hears the noise and knows someone is in there. He starts banging on the door again. Eugenia is telling Kate what is going on.
Brandon and Sami wonder in amazement how they ended up together. Brandon wraps a sheet around him and tells Sami he will handle it. LOL...Sami hides under the covers as Brandon opens the door and Lucas rushes in looking for her. Eugenia is a happy camper...too gross for words. Lucas pulls the covers off the bed and finds Sami. He’s angry and yelling at Brandon that he can have her.
Sami tries to explain to Lucas that it isn’t what it looks like. She tells him she loves him and was only doing this for their future...huh? Sami doesn’t understand how they ended up in bed but Lucas doesn’t believe her. He tells her that she is still the same lying, manipulative person she always was and he’s sick of it (both Ali and Brian are giving great performances). Sami begs him not to leave. She admits that she went to see Brandon but only to talk and tells him about her horoscope and wanting to make sure that Brandon would not interfere with their wedding. We get a flashback of Sami when she first came in and was talking to a sleeping Brandon (gosh that seems ages ago now).
Lucas tells Sami that he didn’t want to believe she would do this. He says it’s Brandon’s fault for taking advantage of her so now he can have her. He tells Sami that they are not getting married. Sami is balling as she tries to stop Lucas from leaving but he goes and we see her crying on the bed.
Roman tells an anxious Marlena that he thinks something is being pumped in through a nozzle. Marlena thinks its gas.
Maggie tells Hope that Billie and Patrick were arrested. Hope tells her she won’t let Billie get away with this.
Bo asks Billie why she didn't call him sooner. She gets very sarcastic and says: "What and interrupt your romantic evening with Hope?"
Lucas tells Sami that he was warned but wouldn’t listen because he was too in love. He tells Sami he’s done and goodbye.
Tuesday Feb 15
Police Station: Billie, Patrick, Jennifer, Bo, Mickey, and arresting officer
As Billie is continuing her rant, Jennifer runs in worried about Patrick. Bo runs in and Billie makes her first demand… “Let my people go!” Oops that’s not it…oh yeah… tell the jerk to let ME go. Bo isn’t going to play slave today and says no and she shouldn’t be name-calling…lol…so what else is new? Billie goes into a song and dance about what really happened at the Cheating Heart and how she didn’t know the guy was a cop and meant to hit the other guy…etc…etc…yawn…yawn…
Since Billie and Patrick have already been booked, the arraignment must be dealt with. Bo tells the officer to take off their handcuffs and says he'll take responsibility for the felons (wonder how Miss Hope will feel about that). Bo rags on Patrick for calling Jennifer. He talks about Patrick’s mommy being married to Mickey and Patrick could just have called her. Meanwhile, Miss Billie takes all the blame and…lol…Bo agrees with her. He asks her why she went out drinking with Patrick.
Bo asks for Patrick’s version of the night’s events. Jennifer tells Patrick about Billie’s…addiction problem…something he wasn’t aware of. While Jennifer understands, Bo goes on another rant about Patrick reading Tony’s files and knowing everything. Billie says she doesn’t need a big brother (yep, that’s why she keeps calling him). She tells him she was tired and stressed out. He says that she should have called him and she shouldn’t have gone drinking. Billie gets really sarcastic and says: “And break up your romantic evening with Hope?” Bo still thinks it’s all Patrick’s fault but Jennifer and Billie back Patrick up. Go Jen! When Billie remarks that she doesn’t want to be treated like a child, Jennifer yells at her that she should stop behaving like one then. Truer words were never said.
Mickey needs Patrick and Billie’s addresses. Patrick tells him he’s living in the garage apartment at Jennifer’s house. Billie says she’s staying at Jennifer’s as well. Bo opens his big fat mouth and tells Billie that he doesn’t want her anywhere near Lockhart. Of course he tells her that she’ll be staying with him and Hope for a while. If I have to see Ms. Reed’s smirk one more time…grrr.
Their arraignment is done off camera. The charges haven’t been dropped. Mickey wants to prove that the whole thing was an accident. He tells them that if they are found guilty, they could face jail time. Miss Hope enters the scene…
Bo & Hope’s House: Hope, Maggie (It’s so wonderful to see Maggie on. She looks as beautiful as ever)
Hope is downstairs sleeping on the couch (hmmm, I thought she was in bed). She has a dream and Bo is telling her that his heart will always belong to her. Maggie comes to visit. Hope says that she came downstairs to check on the fire and have something to eat. She must have fallen back asleep on the couch. She remembers Bo not being in bed when she woke up and thought he must have been taking a shower. Hope thanks Maggie for helping Bo with her Valentine surprise.
Hope and Maggie are having tea. Maggie reminds Hope that it is Mickey and her wedding anniversary (wonder if Mickey even remembers…grrr…then again, this day will probably last weeks so who knows). She talks about Bonnie’s Valentine plans for Tuscany’s/Alice’s…Red beer…etc…etc… Maggie wants Hope to help her plan something so Mickey will remember the great times they had together. Hope tells her that if Bonnie is busy at the restaurant, then she should just go home and be alone with Mickey.
Maggie tells Hope about Mickey being called down to the police station to help a client. She goes on to talk about the platonic/milk toast type of relationship that Mickey wants with her until everything is settled. Hope tries to boost Maggie’s courage, but the older woman doesn’t think she can compete with Bonnie. Maggie borrows a bottle of champagne. Hope is surprised because Maggie doesn’t drink, but she says its just for effect. (what the heck are the writers thinking about here???) Hope gives her the champagne as an anniversary gift. Hope muses about what is keeping Bo. She still thinks he is upstairs.
Maggie gets a call from Mickey. He tells her he’s still at the police station and is sorry he is late for their date. He tells her that Jennifer and Bo have gone with the felons to their arraignment. Maggie asks him to repeat that and he tells her that Bo is there. She tells Hope who is not a happy camper. Hope asks Maggie to babysit Zack so she can go over to the station. She is determined that Billie won’t get away with it.
At the Hotel: Lucas, Sami, and Brandon
Lucas is telling Sami that they are through. Brandon tells them that the only thing he remembers is checking into the hotel and calling Lexie. He says when he woke up that Sami was there. Sami explains why she went to the hotel. She says that she lied to the maid/Kate so she could get into Brandon’s room. Brandon says he didn’t let her in himself. He only stayed at the hotel so he wouldn’t be anywhere near Sami before the wedding. He talks about his only reason for returning being Abe’s recurring blindness but admits to still having feelings for Sami.
Lucas yells at Brandon that he can have her and tells Sami that he ignored everyone else’s warnings about her because he loved her so much and was committed to them. He tells her he’s done and goodbye and takes his leave (this scene was so sad. Again both Ali and Brian outdid themselves today). In the hallway, Lucas starts to wonder if something else is going on. He says its too important not to look into…go Lucas!
Sami thinks Kate set her and Brandon up.
The Castle: Marlena, Roman
Marlena and Roman both want out of there is the worst way. They want to get home to their families already. At the same time, both remember seeing John and Kate together. A hissing noise starts and Roman sees a pipe blowing gas into their room. He gives Marlena a handkerchief and lifts her up so she can stuff it into the pipe. When she gets up there, she starts smiling. The smell is of roses, which of course brings on past memories of Valentines Day.
The television monitor comes on and once again they watch Kate and John is bed together (enough already!!!). Kate is dressed in Marlena’s pajamas and patting John’s furrowed brow. Marlena is upset and says that they have lost Kate and John for always. She says that John promised to always be her valentine. Roman says he said the same thing to her once. They kiss…(hmmm…once again I have to wonder why Roman isn’t as upset as Marlena by what is happening. I can’t wait for John and Marlena’s reunion).
The Penthouse: John, Evil Kate
John feels very bad about his son finding him strung out on the pier. He tells Kate that she should be with Lucas on his wedding day and not with him. Kate mumbles to herself that that’s not going to be a problem.
Roman’s wife gives Marlena’s husband some over the counter pills for his pain. Lame moment coming up: John spills water on Kate. Kate is all out of nightgowns (of course she only brought one with her…and pls. explain to me what she is doing in his bed in the first place? Are there no guestrooms? Surely a new nurse could be found to say with him?).
Anyhoo, Mrs. Roman Brady grabs some pajama’s from Marlena’s dresser and changes into them. They just happen to be the one’s John gave his wife for V day a few years ago. Kate says she’s sorry and says she can go and change. John tells her not to…that it reminds him of good memories. Kate is taking care of her Johnny…she’ll always be there for him as long as he needs and wants her….
Brady is looking at John in bed and telling him to punch him because kids shouldn’t punch their fathers.
Brandon tells Lexie that Sami is innocent and that Kate shouldn’t get away with what she did.
Sami is at Lucas’s door. He asks her what she is doing there and if she is crazy. It looks like she’s wearing her wedding gown. Sami tells him that she thought if he saw her in the dress that he might have second thoughts about canceling the wedding. Kate is lurking. Miss Kate is everwhere…she’s everywhere…
Wednesday Feb 16
*I don’t think I can say this often enough: Ali & Brian are amazing together. Sami and Lucas rocked today!
Maggie’s House: Maggie, Mickey, and unfortunately…Bonnie
Maggie has decorated the house with heart-shaped balloons. She’s wearing a bathrobe when Mickey gets home (he was at the courthouse ALL night???). He’s sorry he broke their anniversary date last night but Maggie says they can have breakfast instead. Mickey feels bad because he has nothing for Maggie (excuse me? Did you not know it was your anniversary? You’ve been married how long to bimbo and how long to Maggie?) All Maggie wants is to be his wife again. Frankly, I’d dump this Mickey and go for a younger man!
Maggie makes Mickey a Mimosa and has juice for herself. They hold hands and toast each other before sitting down to breakfast. They discuss Hope & Bo’s situation. Maggie tells her husband to close his eyes. He opens them to a beautiful Maggie who has taken off her rob and is wearing a beautiful red outfit like a showgirl, red gloves, red feathers in her hair and red shoes…wow… She and Mickey peruse a scrapbook and look back at all the good times they had. Bonnie ruins the moment by blustering in. She’s not a happy camper that Maggie broke the date rules. Both ladies argue and then Bonnie plays her pity card…Mimi in the hospital. Mickey buys it hook, line and sinker and tells her he will make sure that Meems is treated like royalty…so to speak. He takes off to arrange it. Bonnie mocks the scrapbook as some dated memories... when Maggie was much younger. Mickey returns and assures Bonnie that it is all settled. Maggie looks like a cat licking cream…lol…while Bonnie/Mickey hug she grins to herself (now just what does that beautiful lady have up her sleeve? sorry I didn't catch her words).
Lexie’s house: Lexie, Brandon
Brandon comes over and tells Lexie what happened at the hotel. She thinks it’s all Sami’s doing and that she’s still interested in him. Brandon denies it and talks about the email Lexie sent to him. She says it wasn’t from her. He talks about the psychic and thinks that they were set up. Lexie doesn't want him involved but he is going to find the answers. She says that she wouldn’t blame Kate if she was involved. Lexie also says that she would rather die than have Sami marry into her family. She begs him not to get involved. He won’t listen and takes off.
John’s Penthouse: John, Brady, Kate, and Eugenia
John’s still in bed. He has a flashback to when Brady hit him on the pier and is upset about the terrible father he has become. He looks at Marlena’s picture and asks her how he will make it without her. Kate’s downstairs (Lauren looks very nice) and lets Brady in. He wants to sit with John while Kate goes to the wedding. Brady tells her that he really wants his father to go into rehabilitation. She’s worried about how upset John will be if other people find out. She leaves and finds Eugenia in the outer hallway. She pretends ignorance about what happened so it will look as if she is really heading out to Lucas’s.
Brady goes up to John’s room. They discuss John’s health. Brady tells him he was looked on the internet and knows that his father needs support more than anything else. John tells him that the only one who could have helped him was Marlena but she’s gone. Brady agrees but tells him his children are still there (I wish someone would tell Belle about what her father and sister are going through). John tells him that Belle doesn’t know.
They discuss the fight on the pier. He tells his father he is sorry and that he shouldn’t have hit him. He wants John to reciprocate and hit him back (I’m sorry but this is so lame to me…couldn’t the writers have come up with something …anything else?) It does get a little better though. John makes a fist but tells him that he would never hurt his kids. He wants to be a father his kids can look up to. Brady tells him he is the best father. He talks about how mean he was to Marlena and that she didn’t deserve it…she was the best stepmother.
In the next scene they are both downstairs and drinking tea and eating toast. Brady says he will be there for his dad but John reiterates that he could have gotten through anything if Marlena was alive. Brady talks about Chloe in the same way. He reminds his father that he once loved Isabella and then Marlena and it could happen again. John says that Marlena was the great love of his life and there won’t be any other. Brady doesn’t think Marlena would agree.
John says no one will take Marlena’s place. Brady, and why I don’t know, grrrrrrrrrrrrrrr…tells John that there’s Kate and he could make a life with her. He actually says that they could become the next great loves of each other’s lives…
Lucas’s/Sami’s Apartments: Will, Lucas, Sami, Brandon…Kate
Will goes from being excited to distressed when he hears the wedding is off and why. He doesn’t think they will ever be a family (not if Miss Kate has anything to do with it). Kate comes in and pretends to be upset as well when she hears what happened. She offers to talk to her grandson.
Poor Sami is at her place. We see her having a few fantasies about Lucas and getting married. Kate interferes in each of them. Sami looks at her wedding paraphernalia, ie. something new, old, borrowed, blue and decides on a plan of action. She puts on the wedding dress (Sami does look lovely if a little ethereal) and goes to Lucas’s place. Lucas looks at her and thinks she’s crazy. The lurker is hiding and eavesdropping. Sami is pleading with Lucas. She tells him that she was set up and nothing happened but he doesn’t believe her.
Lucas tells Sami that he and Will read her horoscope and it’s nothing like she told him…it’s the complete opposite. He shows it to her. Sami is confused and upset, begging him to believe that it was changed from last night, and Lucas gets very angry. He won’t believe anything she says and wants her to go. He says it’s over and he is not marrying her ever. Sami begs him not to break up with her and tells him he’s making a big mistake, but he doesn’t care. Brandon shows up and Lucas is even more upset. Brandon agrees with Sami that they were set up and he thinks it must have been by Kate. The lurker comes rushing out of her hiding place…lol…
Kate tells Lucas that his “fiancé” is a liar and a slut. Sami attacks her and Lucas and Brandon break it up.
Philip looking very serious and um…well anyhoo, he tells his commanding officer/Lieutenant that he is aware of the risks. The lieutenant asks him if he wants to go home to his wife alive.
Belle tells a barely awake Mimi that as hard as it is, she should tell Rex about the baby.
Shawn tells Rex that being with Jan was the biggest mistake of his life. Jan walks in at just that moment…lol…and is shocked. She asks him how he could say such a terrible thing…awww let me count the ways...lol...
Thursday Feb 17
Hospital: Mimi, Belle, nurse
Belle comes to visit Mimi. Mimi isn’t doing very well. Belle asks her what happened. Mimi tells her that she was trying to tell Rex about the abortion and started to feel sick... She confides that Jan knows about the abortion and has been threatening to tell Rex. Belle tells her that she should get better first and then tell him. Mimi says she might as well kill herself now.
Belle wants to know how Jan found out and Mimi explains about the clinic receipt. She tells Belle that she’s tried so many times to tell him the truth but hasn’t been able to. Belle calls Jan a witch and can’t believe that Shawn ever got involved with her. Belle thinks that Mimi should tell Rex and hopefully he will understand but she doesn’t think so. Mimi says that she kept trying to tell him but before she could he would forgive her for everything. She tells Belle that she was right and she shouldn’t have had the abortion. Belle counters that Mimi was right and she shouldn’t have married Philip when she is still in love with Shawn. She says that she is living a lie as Philip’s wife. Belle is sure that Rex will understand. Mimi doesn’t think so. She says Rex has high morals and that even if he said he wasn’t ready...and even if it was her body...she still should have discussed the decision with him.
Belle gets a PDA message about Sami’s wedding being called off. She goes to phone and find out what happened. In the meantime. the nurse gives a Mimi more medication. She starts having stupid Jan visions and seeing her baby again. Belle comes rushing in as Mimi starts screaming. She explains to Belle about her vision and both Belle and the nurse try to calm her down. She gets more meds (sure the first stuff worked so well…lol…) and continues to hear Jan’s taunts. Belle sits with Mimi as she sleeps and promises that they will both be happy again someday.
War Zone: Philip, Jake, and commander
Philip is looking at a photo of Belle and saying: I’m trying to serve my country sweetheart. I just wish I didn’t have to be away from you. Jake comes up. They talk about how beautiful Belle is…blah…blah…. Jake talks about a very dangerous mission being set up and how they need volunteers. The lieutenant needs someone to lead the mission and afterwards report to the Pentagon. He tells Philip that he would be perfect for it because of his experience with the ISA and Europol (since when does a private get to lead a mission?) He tells Phil that he could get home leave if he does it and it goes well. Now that’s a noble reason for doing it…not! Phil goes to talk to his commander.
Phil tells his commander that he is qualified (don’t know when that happened…lol…) and watns to volunteer for the mission. His commander asks about Belle and whether he wants to go home to her alive or in a body bag and suggests that he think about it before making a decision. He lets him make a call home to her first.
Jake tries to talk Phil out of volunteering (excuse me but weren’t you the one who told him about it in the first place?) Phil is determined…the jaw is firmer than ever…gmab… and he calls Belle at home. She’s not there and he gets the machine. Philip decides to call Mimi to find out where she is.
Shawn’s Loft: Shawn, Rex, and unfortunately…Jan
Shawn comes home and sees Rex doing research on Mimi’s illness on the internet. Rex is pretty rude to Shawn. They talk about Sami’s wedding. Neither of them wants to attend. Rex asks Shawn if he’s taking Belle to the wedding. Shawn says it isn’t a good idea...at least until she talks to Philip.
Rex talks about Shawn and Belle and the disrespect they are showing Philip. He gets sarcastic and tells Shawn that its really nice of him to wait...and that he’s actually considering Philip’s feelings, Belle’s husband’s feelings. He goes on to say that Philip is half way around the world fighting a dangerous enemy but his own personal enemy is right here Salem trying to steal his wife. Rex tells him he should stay away from her until the marine comes home. He says that Philip is fighting for both of them and Shawn should respect that and let Phil and Belle work out their own problems.
Shawn says he thought Rex wanted him and Belle together. Rex tells Shawn that was until he broke Belle’s heart just being with Jan. Shawn admits that being with her was the biggest mistake of his life. Jan shows up just at the right moment to hear his declaration…lol…and acts all hurt and upset. She slams the door and asks Shawn if he knows how bad it makes her feel to walk in and hear him say those things. He tells her they can’t be together. She says that she’s his fiancé and they will be together forever. He doesn’t want to hurt her. Rex leaves and she tries to vamp Shawn. She moves closer and says she wants him as a lover Shawn gets mad. He tells her that he doesn’t have any feelings at all for her and definitely doesn’t love her…doesn’t know how they ever got together, and never meant to hurt her. He doesn’t remember and if he did say that he loved her he definitely doesn’t mean it now. Jan asks him if he’s trying to pull that cheesy amnesia crap again.
Jan says they should have a drink before they go to the god-awful wedding but Shawn tells her she’s not going with him. They argue about her not being his fiancé anymore and she calls him a liar. He doesn’t remember buying the ring or proposing and if he was thinking straight, he never would have. He tells her to keep the ring because he doesn’t want it back. Jan blames Belle. He’s tired of it all and says he’s going to get ready for the wedding.
Rex comes back and tells them about Sami’s wedding being cancelled. Shawn goes to take a shower and slams the door in Jan’s face when she wants to follow him in…offering to wash his back. Jan swears at an absent Belle, blaming for all her problems.
Rex comes back and Jan is yelling at Shawn (a little temper tantrum) that he can’t shut her out of his life. Rex advises her to take some time…a break… He asks her why Shawn doesn’t remember getting involved with her. Jan says she didn’t trick Shawn and maybe he needs a shrink. She’s angry and tells him to worry about him and Mimi and to ask Mimi about what she did to him. More arguing… Phil phones and Shawn answers asking if it’s Belle calling.
Eugenia’s apartment: Eugenia, her dog—Dino, deliveryman
The lurker is taking a break and reading the paper while talking to her dog. A deliveryman drops off a large gift basket from Kate. It’s a thank you for her partner in crime and contains Champagne, croissants, French coffee beans.
Eugenia gets a phone call from psychic Marguerite. Eugenia tells her everything that happened while she guzzles champagne…dances around…gets drunk…
Lucas’s apartment: Sami, Lucas, Brandon, and Kate
Sami continues to blame Kate for setting her up. Kate wants Lucas to throw Brandon and Sami out. He asks her if she did anything. She says yes and then qualifies it by saying she was the one who hired the private investigator which led to…etc… Sami is very angry and the two women start arguing. Kate is calling Sami a slut. Sami begs Lucas to listen to her and believe her. She’s convinced that Kate set them up and explains to him what happened.
We see a flashback to when Kate played the maid and Sami realizes that it was her all along. Kate won’t admit it and tries to throw it back on Sami, saying that Sami always blames everyone else for what happens. She goes on to rehash some of Sami’s past doings. Brandon gets involved and says he can’t remember. Kate says that Sami probably drugged him because that’s what she did to Austin. Sami promises that she’s innocent and begs Lucas to believe her (I am so tired of this already…even though Ali and Brian continue to do a wonderful job, when is Kate going to be outed???)
Brandon talks to Kate alone. He tells her about the so-called PDA message from Lexie that she swears she didn’t send. Kate of course blames Sami once more. Sami agrees that she has done some bad things in the past but that she is sorry for them. This time she is innocent. Lucas is disgusted and says he is finished listening and that she hasn’t changed at all.
Brandon tells Kate that if she did set it all up, it will blow up in her face and she will lose Lucas and Will.
Bo tells Hope that he has something to tell her…just as Billie walks in. Billie says she’s home and hopes she’s not interrupting.
Mimi tells Rex that they need to talk. He tells her that whatever it is they will get through it together.
Philip is talking to Belle on the phone. He tells her that there is something very important that he has to tell her. She tells him that she has something to tell him as well.
Friday Feb 18
Hospital: Mimi, Belle
Mimi still looks pretty bad, poor girl. Belle continues to advise her to tell Rex the truth. She just knows that Rex will forgive her. Mimi regrets having the abortion. Belle tells her she would have been a parent and that neither of them was ready for that. Belle says she can no longer live a lie and has to tell Philip the truth, she says it can’t be by email. It has to be by phone or in person. She doesn’t know how she can tell Philip that she doesn’t love him. She tells Mimi that she has had nightmares about him getting depressed and hurt in battle and it would be her fault if he did.
Mimi says that Rex will be angry when he finds out about the abortion, but she still has to tell him before Jan does. She says that this could be the end for them. They both worry about what the truth will do to Rex and Philip…Belle thinks it will destroy Philip to know that she wants to end their marriage… continued below…
Shawn’s Loft: Shawn, Rex, and Jan
We see the last scene again with Rex advising Jan that maybe she and Shawn need a break…she snarls at him about the secret Mimi has. We also see Philip calling the loft and Shawn answering…. He asks Shawn if Belle is there and is told no. Philip tells Shawn to stay away from her, that she’s his wife (almost like she’s a piece of property). Shawn starts to tell Phil about Belle…Jan tells Rex he can’t let him do it…Rex takes the phone from him. He tells Phil that Belle is with Mimi at the hospital and that he is keeping his promise and trying to keep Shawn and Belle apart. Philip hangs up.
Shawn’s upset that he couldn’t tell Phil the truth. Rex asks him what the hell is wrong with him. He tells Rex that he knows that he promised to look after Belle and that Rex lied. Rex says that neither of them should tell Phil. He calls Rex a hypocrite and then goes to get dressed. Jan rags on Belle and Rex gets angry and leaves.
Shawn comes back and Jan suggests that they spend all day in bed. Shawn turns to Jan and tells her he isn’t going to be a gentleman anymore. He tells her to pack her bags and get out. He doesn’t want her living there. Jan rags on Shawn and then taunts him about Belle not ever telling Phil the truth…continued below…
Back at the Hospital: Belle, Mimi, and Rex
Rex walks into the hospital room and overhears Belle say she doesn’t want to hurt Philip. He tells her it’s a chance she’ll have to take because he needs to know the truth. She calls him on his about face and he tells he that he just wants Belle and Shawn to be happy. He can’t understand why she married Philip if she didn’t love him and she takes full responsibility for her mistakes. Rex tells Belle about Phil’s phone call and that he will call her back on her cellphone. Mimi mentions about not having it on in the hospital and Belle leaves. Mimi tells Rex her concerns about maybe having to have surgery. She wants to talk to him and tells him it is time she told him everything.
War Zone: Philip, Jake
Philip is reminding himself that he was trained for this mission and it will get him home. He decides that he wants to go on this “suicide mission.” He has this fantasy of returning to Belle and telling her he’s home for good. Jake tells him to stay focused or he could get himself killed. Philip says he would walk through fire to get home to his bride. Jake says that’s what it might take and then regrets saying it. Philip is eager to call Belle and tell her the news.
Back at Shawn’s Loft: Shawn, Belle, and Jan
Belle tells Shawn about Phil’s call. Jan starts in on her. Shawn tells her to leave and never come back. Jan takes her purse, leaves and says that the witch hasn’t won and that Tinkerbelle should watch out. Back in the loft, Belle promises Shawn she will tell Philip the truth when he calls. Her cellphone rings and its Philip calling. He’s glad that he got her and says he has something important to tell her. She tells him the same thing.
Bo & Hope’s House: Hope, Bo, and Billie
Hope flashes back to her argument with Bo about leaving her to go down to the police station and save Billie again (just when did that take place? Must have been off camera…lol…). He tries to explain about the detective who called him. They argue about Billie and Patrick, and he tells her that she is being unfair. She’s upset and tells him that just once she would like him to tell Billie no. He has something to tell her but she refuses to listen. Hope tells him he can sleep on the couch and throws a blanket and pillow to him from the staircase…end of flashback…
Bo walks into the house just as Hope is folding up the blanket on the couch. She talks about going to Sami’s wedding. He tells her it was cancelled and they talk about it. They both missed each other last night and the couch was uncomfortable. They hug each other. She tells him that Billie is trying to take him away from her and he shouldn’t force someone she doesn’t like into her life and vice versa, despite his past relationship with Billie. She tells him that she will love his daughter because she is a part of him, but that Billie doesn’t have to be in their faces all the time…and Billie shouldn’t be pulling him with her every time she goes off on a tangent.
Bo tells Hope he has something to tell her. Billie comes out of the kitchen with a cup of coffee. She hopes she hasn’t interrupted anything…yeah right! Hope is stunned. Bo tells Hope why she is there. He says he tried to explain it to her the night before but she wouldn’t listen. Poor Hope…lol…she turns around and counts to ten (me I would have gone for the jugular). Billie grins at Bo and says this wasn’t a good idea. She says she will go get dressed and leave. Hope thinks that’s a great idea. Bo tells Hope about Billie calling dear old mom and trying to find somewhere to stay. He explains that she stayed in the guestroom last night. He goes up to shower and Hope starts counting again.
Bo, with no clothes on turns the shower on and waits for the water to heat up. When he turns around, Billie is standing there naked and smiling. Hope comes in…she’s back to counting again…Billie covers her chest with her hands…Bo stands there looking dumb (could this stuff get any more predictable and ridiculous?)
Lucas’s Apartment: Lucas, Sami, Kate, and zombie Brandon
Lucas still doesn’t believe Sami even though she is pleading with him and still blaming Kate for setting her up. Lucas says that’s impossible. Sami reiterates why she went to see Brandon. Kate repeats all the stuff from yesterday…drugging Austin, etc… and Brandon believes her. Sami is crying and leaves. Lucas walks out of the room and Brandon wants Kate to assure him that Sami is guilty. Kate says she didn’t do anything but isn’t upset by the result. Brandon thinks about how Sami was getting better and turning her life around. He tells Kate that she could lose Lucas and Will if the truth comes out.
When Lucas comes back, Kate’s all over him saying she’s glad he’s not gullible like Brandon. Sami comes in and says she won’t defend herself anymore and that Lucas should know that she loves him with all her heart. She tells him all she ever wanted was to be his wife. Lucas tells Sami that he loves her and wants to marry her and she runs crying into his arms. Kate looks upset…
Hope gives Bo an ultimatum…get Billie out of the house and their lives forever.
Rex tells the doctor that he and Mimi are getting married and are going to start planning a family. The doctor is happy for them but... Mimi says: “You’ve got news and it’s not good..
Shawn coaches Belle while she’s talking to Philip. Philip can hear someone in the background and wants to know if its Shawn.
Monday Feb 21
Opening Scene: The lovely Francis Reid welcomes viewers to the 10,000 episode with a short clip from the very first show. She was so gracious she made me cry.
Note: I don’t know what I was expecting, but I really wish they would have taken a break from the ludicrous storylines and shown us some memorable scenes from the past…apart from Alice, Bo, Hope, Jennifer...where were the other wonderful actors that made the show a success? Where were Doug, Julie, Maggie, John, Marlena, Jack...oh well it was nice to see Francis Reid if nothing else…
Brady House: Bo, Hope, Billie, and Jennifer
Billie is downstairs having a flashback to the shower/bathroom scene and smiling. Hope and Bo come downstairs and Billie goes to call Kate. Bo doesn’t think Hope should be angry. She tells him she has every right to be and that Billie has to go today. Bo says that he can’t cut Billie out of his life. He feels she should stay because of the Georgia connection…mother of his daughter… but Hope tells him the girl might not even be alive and that it could just be a Dimera plot (I think Hope should invite Patrick to stay with them and see how Bo likes it…lol…I wouldn’t mind a shower scene with…oops… on with the show…) Bo tells her that he’s not going to run off again. She just doesn’t want to have a visual of that bathroom scene in her head forever. He tells her that the bathroom scene was an accident and says she doesn’t trust him. She tells him it’s just Billie she doesn’t trust. Bo apologizes. Hope says that enough is enough. He tells her that once Billie gets hold of Kate she will be going bye-bye.
Billie comes back in the room and tells Bo they should leave. Hopes annoyed that Bo is taking Miss Reed to the court hearing, especially after their talk. She asks if it’s a joke. Billie says she couldn’t find Kate (I guess the poor girl couldn’t go on her own?) Hope thinks Kate is off celebrating. The topic of Sami’s wedding comes up and Hope talks about the mess Sami keeps making and that women like her are disasters waiting to happen and deserve the punishment they get (she’s looking at Billie when she says it)…Go Hope!!!
After they’ve gone, Jennifer comes over. They have tea and they talk about Billie. Alice calls Jennifer. She’s very worried about Lucas and asks Jen if she has heard from him. She says no. Jen and Hope talk about Sami and then Billie again. Hope wants Billie out of their lives for good.
Courthouse: Mickey, Bo, Judge, and Billie
Very lame scenes: Mickey tells the Bobsey Twins (Bo & Billie) that the judge is very tough (Corday plays Judge Shay). He tells them about the Shay family being the founding members of Salem. He’s the toughest judge in the state and his parents were mayor and first lady of Salem for many years. Poor Billie is fretting. She asks about Patrick and is told that his hearing will be at a later date. Judge Shay appears…Bo is called out of order…Billie is ordered remanded back into custody because Kate can’t be in two places at once to vouch for her and give her a home…lol… Mickey gets a recess…tells Billie to find Mommy Kate or else find somewhere she can stay…groan we all know where this is going…Billie whines to Bo about vouching for her and uses the Georgia card....our daughter needs me... Bo gets really really uncomfortable. She smiles at him.
Back at the Brady House: Hope, Jennifer, Bo, and unfortunately Billie
Bo comes home. Jennifer gets up to leave and wishes Hope good luck. Hope asks him what happened. He tells her it didn’t go very well…they couldn’t find Kate…blah… blah…(hell Kate always has her cellphone on when Eugenia calls…) Hope doesn’t look happy. She asks where Billie is…Bo opens the door and in walks the grinning elephant (sorry but this is really hard to write up)...the look on Hope’s face is priceless.
Hospital: Mimi, Rex, and doctor
What we think is real is just a fantasy…the truth is out…Mimi tells Rex about her pregnancy and abortion and pleads with him for forgiveness…
Back to the present: They tell each other that they love each other so much. She tells him she has something important to reveal. He says he does too. Rex gets down on one knee and proposes to Mimi, asking her to marry him. He has an antique engagement ring for her (over 100 years old). They talk about the ring being owned by another R & M in 1905. He tells her that he was going to give it to her on Valentine’s Day but she ended up in the hospital. He couldn’t stand it if something happened to her. Rex is certain that they will be together forever. She tells him that she will marry him. He puts the ring on her finger. He’s sorry it’s not a diamond.
Mimi is nervous and asks Rex if he’s sure about this, and not just doing it because she’s in the hospital. He tells her yes and that he loves her. Rex talks about Jan’s hints and how she keeps saying that Mimi has lied to him. He thinks she’s just resentful about losing Shawn. Rex is excited about getting married but Mimi wants to tell Rex the truth and hopes he’ll still feel the same way afterwards. She says that she’s let him down badly and wants to change and be the best wife ever.
The doctor shows up and Rex gives her their news. When he tells her that they can’t wait to start a family, the doctor gets a concerned look on her face. The doctor says that’s wonderful, but... Mimi says that she must have some bad news…
Shawn’s Loft/War Zone: Shawn and Belle…and Philip overseas
Belle and Shawn are talking about her telling Philip the truth as soon as he calls. She tells him she will. Her cellphone rings and she tells him she has something to tell him. As usual, he takes over the conversation and says he’s coming home and that whatever she has to say can wait until then. She wants to know what is going on but he tells her not to worry. Shawn and Belle are talking. He encourages her to tell Philip the truth. Belle tells Shawn that Philip is coming home soon. Philip wants to know who she is talking to and asks if it is Shawn.
Philip won’t explain what is going on…just that he has a special assignment. Belle puts two and two together and realizes it must be a dangerous one. She wants to know whether he had an accident. She realizes that she can’t tell him the truth. Shawn tells her to tell him she is with him and that their marriage is over. Philip tells her that he loves her and she is his strength and so on and so on...and that he’ll get a furlough and go to the pentagon...etc... His Lieutenant comes and tells him that he’s shipping out and to wrap it up. He tells Belle goodbye before either of them can say more.
Shawn asks her what happened. Belle apologizes and says she couldn’t. He asks her if they are together or not.
Same old…same old…Sami loves Lucas…Lucas loves Sami…Sami wants to marry him…He wants to marry her…but…he says they can’t. Sami says it’s all Kate’s fault. He says it’s killing him that she blamed his mom and yet it was her who was naked in bed with Brandon. Kate calls her a liar. Lucas doesn’t know what to think. Brandon tells Lucas that he is making a big mistake and nothing happened. Lucas is angry. He tells her that she has lied so much. Sami asks Lucas if she can prove that Kate set her up what then? He doesn’t know who’s telling the truth and who isn’t and that’s the problem.
Lucas asks Sami if she can prove that his mother set her up. Sami says yes and when she does he won’t want to have anything to do with Kate every again.
Kate decides to cry because Sami is being mean to her and blaming her. She accuses Sami of trying to frame her. Her alibi is that she was at John’s penthouse all night long. John, Brady, and the nurse can vouch for her. Sami says that Kate hates her. Her explanations really seem out to lunch and Lucas wants Sami to take responsibility for her own actions.
Brandon won’t back Sami up. He thinks it might be a set up but says there is no proof. He says it seems impossible that Kate could have pulled it off. Kate gets dramatic and says that Sami is trying to break up her family. Lucas blames Sami, saying it’s too late and she slept with Brandon. He rips up the marriage license and says they will never get married. Sami cries. Kate smiles.
Last scene: Frances Reid is in the Horton living room. She talks about poor Sami and how her troubles are just starting…what else could happen to her? Or the any of us? She says god bless to everyone and we next see a table with pictures of some present cast members…finally Alice and Tom…and then back to Francis… (a lot of pictures should have been included but weren’t)
Sami is pleading with Kate to tell them what she did to her. Kate says: Sami’s right…
Mimi is talking to (the doctor?) about Rex being furious when he finds out. Rex comes in and wants to know what she’s talking about…
Bo asks Hope if she really thinks she is going to lose him to Billie…
Jennifer is talking to (I think Patrick) and saying if she was Hope she wouldn’t trust Billie either...just as Billie comes in looking angry.
Tuesday Feb 22
Hospital: The doctor tells Mimi that the antibiotics are not bringing down her fever so she would like to do exploratory surgery. She explains that they will do laparoscopic surgery which is fairly non-invasive. Both Rex and Mimi are worried when the doctor says she needs to see what is going on in her uterus and fallopian tubes. Mimi mentions that her grandmother died of uterine cancer and asks if that is what they are looking for. The doctor says no. Rex asks if what Mimi has could be life threatening and again the doctor says no. Rex goes to get Mimi some tea when the doctor asks to speak to her alone. She tells Mimi they need to check if her earlier procedure is the cause of her infection. Mimi says she hasn’t even told Rex that she was pregnant. When she does tell him about the abortion he is going to freak. Rex overhears that and asks Mimi about it. She lies very easily – she tells him that if she would have come to see the doctor sooner she wouldn’t be so sick now. He asks her why she thinks he would be upset about that. She says they don’t have health insurance. He tells her that he isn’t angry. The doctor leaves. Rex and Mimi are both worried. He promises her that nothing will go wrong and he gets teary. Mimi is seeing the baby and hearing the baby asking why she thinks she deserves a second chance.
Bo & Hope’s: What can be said about their scenes – I think ----DUH, Bo – about sums it all up. Hope can’t believe that Bo invited Billie into their home for the second time without discussing it with her first. Bo tells Hope that the judge put him in an impossible situation – either someone vouched for Billie and gave her a place to stay or she had to go jail. Hope tells him that Billie put him in an impossible situation. Bo asks her if she would have rather let the judge send Billie to jail. She tells him that is exactly what he should have done. Billie overhears this and storms out the front door. Bo hears the door slam and goes into the living room. He grabs his jacket and Hope stops him. She can’t believe he’s going to chase after her again. He tells Hope that if Billie gets into trouble it will be her fault. She gives him the look. (Personally I would have given a slap upside the head, but that’s me). When Hope mentions the possibility that she could have gone back to Jen’s Bo starts yipping about how he will not allow her to stay where Devereaux is. Not a bright move on his part…LOL! He goes on and on about how everything that happened at the Cheating Heart is Patrick’s fault. Hope asks him if he’s listening to himself. She says its Billie’s fault and if he doesn’t stop deluding himself…she stops and he asks her if she really thinks that she is going to lose him to Billie. He assures her that she might not want him but she will definitely not lose to Billie. She caves and says Billie can stay there if it’s her last resort. Bo then asks if he has to sleep on the couch. She says he can sleep in their bed but she’s tying a big bell around his ankle in case he has any thoughts about doing any sleepwalking.
Jen’s: Most of Patrick’s and Jen’s conversation is on Billie. Jen says that Billie is putting Hope through hell with her antics. Patrick thinks Hope is making something out of nothing because Billie is not interested in Bo. Jen can’t understand this fascination men have with Billie Reed. She reminds Patrick that she is ISA and as tough as nails and she can look after herself. She doesn’t understand how grown men like Bo, him and she starts to say Jack but changes it to another man I know can do nothing but defend her. When he pushes her she tells him that Jack always thought Billie could do no wrong as well. Patrick says Jack must have had a soft spot for beautiful women too. Jen doesn’t understand why they all fall for Billie’s poor defenceless woman act and if she was Hope she wouldn’t trust Billie either. Billie comes in slamming the door behind her. She can’t believe that Jen thinks that way – the bathroom incident was incident. Jen gives her the ‘who are you trying to kid’ look. Billie says she’s going to get her things from the guest room.
Lucas’: It was really tough to see Will come down on Sami so hard today especially when we know that for once Sami is telling the truth. Will and Lucas are so heartbroken but Sami tries to convince Will that they can work things out. She tells Will that she is innocent – she wouldn’t lie to him, she’s his mother. He says you always lie to me. Sami literally begs and pleads with Kate to tell the truth because Will is in so much pain. Kate with her fake tears says she will. She tells Will the truth is your mother is claiming I set her up and trying to put all the blame on me. Sami can’t believe that Kate would do this to her. Lucas tells her to leave. Sami is defeated so she agrees but she tells Lucas that Will is going with her. Will says he wants to stay with his father. Oh lordy…Sami is devastated. After she leaves Brandon tells Lucas that he really thought that the two of them could make a go of it. He leaves. (There was a lot more to these scenes but it was all stuff that has been said by Brandon, Kate, Sami or Lucas more than once already). Lucas tells Will that they should go watch a game or something and they go off to the bedroom. Kate stands there saying I’m sorry you’re hurting now but it’s all for the best. Lucas comes back out. He thinks Will wants to be alone because he doesn’t want his Dad to see him cry. Lucas says I’m the same because I don’t want him to see me cry. (Kate is just a cold-hearted B….). Lucas then tells her that if he ever finds out that what Sami says is true than he’s done with her for good. She looks at him as if she is as innocent as a new born lamb. Can’t say I blame her, Lucas has made these threats countless times before and never followed through on them. My question, Lucas knows what is mother is capable of. He was there when his mother made sure Sami was sent to death row – and he didn’t come clean until it was almost too late. His mother and he drugged Sami in Italy so she would fall to her death. All of sudden arranging for Sami and Brandon to end up in bed together naked is a stretch? Is it any wonder that I feel like banging my head against a brick wall?
Outside of her apartment Sami is having trouble getting her key in the lock. Brandon helps her. He asks her if there is anything he can do to help her prove that Kate set them up. She thinks it would be better if she stayed away from him and he agrees. She goes inside and she rips up a wedding invitation and then starts tearing at her bouquet. She breaks down crying as she takes off the tiara. She changes and tells herself that she’s done wallowing. She is going to prove Kate set her up and then she and Will and Lucas will be a family. Everything will be like they planned except Kate will lose her son and grandson and end up a lonely old woman. She grabs her purse and leaves.
Preview: Shawn to Mrs. Kiriakis- “You love me and you’re still trying to hold on to your marriage to Philip. Are you still in love with him?” Mrs. K’s response: Yes I am. My comment: Shawn walk away and never look back – her kind of love isn’t the worth the saliva it takes to utter the word. Kate to Billie: “I’m here for whatever you need besides you have Bo to help you search.” Billie – “I don’t think I can count on him anymore.” Brady to his Dad – “She (Sami) wouldn’t happen to know anything about your drug situation, would she?” John – “No.” Sami outside the door – “You are so wrong John.”
Wednesday Feb 23
I’m going to be up front and honest. The only thing I liked about today’s show was Sami. I’ll try and keep my disdain out of the report…LOL!
Pier: Billie is having flashbacks to both Hope and Jen’s remarks about her and she says ‘don’t worry, Jen. I won’t be coming between Bo and Hope any more.’ (Or something close to that). She and Sami literally bump into one another. Billie asks Sami what she did to get Lucas to call off the wedding. (I will say that everyone from Billie, to John and Brady, and Belle and Shawn talk in a very condescending, snide way to Sami today – it literally made my blood boil and the worst offender was her baby sister and next was her half brother). Sami says Kate set her up and Billie can give her a message – Kate is a dead woman. Billie tells her it’s not too smart to threaten an ISA agent’s family. Billie tells Sami that she’s not her biggest fan but Lucas loves her and she loves him so if there is anything she can do to help. Sami tries to tell her what Kate did and why she ended up at that hotel but Billie isn’t buying any of it. They go their separate ways.
Basic Black: Kate is cancelling all the wedding plans – she sure isn’t sweating it. She couldn’t be happier. She calls John to tell him so he doesn’t hear it from someone else. Brady answers the phone. She tells him the wedding is off because Lucas caught Sami and Brandon in bed naked together. She tells Brady she has some stuff to do and then she’ll be there to take care of John. Kate sees a congratulations sign made up for Lucas and Sami and rips it in half just as Billie comes by. Billie asks her if Sami was right. They go into Kate’s office to talk. Kate denies everything but Billie is fairly sceptical. Kate goes on and on about Sami and all her failed attempts at marriage – bringing up Austin. Billie can’t help but think that Sami ending up with Brandon last night wasn’t a good thing for Kate considering how much she hates Sami. Kate changes the subject and says she’s been so busy. She talks about John and how she is going to make sure he gets better. She can do anything when she puts her mind to it. Billie looks at her and says you’ve fallen for him, haven’t you?
When the conversation gets around to why Billie was calling her Kate is shocked to hear that Billie was arrested but she is thrilled that Billie is staying at Bo and Hope’s house. Billie says I want to stay with you. Kate says because she is at John’s her suite is being redone. Billie asks about staying at Roman’s house and Kate tells her she had put on the market and the realtor wants it to be empty. Billie says yeah right and Kate picks up the phone and says you can call him. Kate says it’s no big deal for her to stay at Bo’s. Hope couldn’t possibly be threatened by her – if she is then made this great love isn’t as secure as people think. There is a lot more to this conversation but I’m so sick to death of Kate dismissing Hope and her two sons in favour of Billie and her daughter that I hate to listen to her anymore. She asks Billie if she thinks of Bo sexually so of course Billie does that right on the spot…sigh. Billie spouts the words that she isn’t going to use her daughter to come between Hope and Bo but then she spoils it all by smiling as her mother urges her to go after the man she loves. Kate is thrilled that Bo and Billie ended up naked in the bathroom and that Hope caught them. She says when Lucas caught Sami and Brandon naked … Billie interrupts her and says it was an accident – she forgot to lock the door. Kate says no one forgets to lock the bathroom door. To make a long, boring story short, Billie leaves and Kate gets on the phone, first to the manager of the hotel asking for her suite to be refurbished and tells they guy they have to start right now. Then she phones the realtor and puts Roman’s house on the market.
John’s bedroom: Brady brings John soup and a sandwich. John says this is the first time in days that he feels like eating. Brady immediately starts pushing Kate on John. Oh for god’s sake, Brady is now mini-Kate??? John says that he was lucky to find two great loves in his life when most people are lucky if they find it once, he doesn’t expect it to happen again. He tells Brady the only woman he thinks about is Marlena. Brady fills John in about Kate’s call and says Lucas is lucky that he didn’t marry her because he would end up being miserable for the rest of his life. This is when Sami comes in and she has a few choice words for Brady. Poor Sami, she begs John to help her by getting Kate to admit what she did by threatening to fire her. Of course both Brady and John want to know what Kate did. Brady just basically laughs at Sami when she tries to explain. John says he can’t help her because he’s not feeling well. Sami had pulled out all the cards, saying how Marlena would want him to help her and how he is the closest thing to a parent she has left. She also says it is very difficult for her to ask him for help but she would do anything to get back with Lucas so that they could be a family. When John turns her down she does the Sami thing and lashes out at him. She says if Belle was asking for his help he would do it, sick or not. Brady laughs and says Belle would never get herself in this situation – she’s happily married to the man she loves. Sami says shows you how much you now. John cites his flu again and Sami says yeah that is going around and then tells them they will pay. When she leaves the room Brady asks John if Sami possibly knows about his drug problem. Outside the door Sami mutters you don’t know how wrong you are. John Black is a junkie and all junkies have to pay.
Mrs. Kiriakis’ Loft: Mrs. K is crying and feeling sorry for herself as she packs up her wedding gown muttering that she just couldn’t do it. She couldn’t tell Phil that she loved Shawn. There’s a knock on the door and it’s Shawn. She apologises for running out on him when he asked her that question. He wants to know if she loves him. She says of course she does but she can’t break it off with Phil because he’s going on a dangerous mission. She’s going to be responsible for breaking his heart she doesn’t want to be responsible for his death. Shawn says Phil knew the risks when he joined. Mrs. K whines some more about how he’s going on this dangerous mission so that he can come home to her – he loves her so much. (Boy – the thinking highly of oneself seems to be running rampart through a few citizens of Salem lately). Shawn says it was Phil’s choice to take that assignment – she’s not responsible. Mrs. K spouts her husband’s virtues so easily and spouts the company line how she took vows before God and gave him her heart and soul … HUH??? I might believe that if she didn’t start betraying husband a few short hours after she married him. She is going to stay married to him until she can tell him in person that she loves him but not enough to stop her from loving someone else besides herself more. When she tells Shawn that she is still in love with Phil he says it sounds like she is wants it both ways. She holds up her hand and points to her rings and says as long as I’m wearing these … he tells her to take them off – she wouldn’t feel guilty then. (This is kind of out of sequence – watching those two on screen together is not very engaging – I especially hate when she whines that Phil was there for her and Shawn immediately takes all the blame saying he was a jerk – he wasn’t then but he sure fits the bill now). At one point they kiss and then she stops it. She tells him it has to remain platonic and that they’ve waited so long they can wait a little longer. (Too bad she didn’t use that logic on Phil). Shawn feels that Jan is somehow responsible for breaking them apart. He has bits of memories but not enough to know for sure.)
Shawn and Belle are interrupted by a knock on the door. It’s Sami. She comes blustering in saying she needs her little sister’s help – she then notices Shawn there and asks him why he’s there – doesn’t he know that Belle is married. Mrs. K. says we’re friends. Sami explains what happened but of course her sister can’t be bothered with her. Sami says you’ve always been spoiled and selfish and she calls Shawn an idiot. (I have to agree with her on that one). She storms out and Mrs. K starts snivelling that Sami is right, she is selfish. Shawn hugs her and kisses her on the cheek (he’s standing behind her with his arm wrapped around her when he kisses her). Sami storms right back in and sees them and calls her sister on her lie. Mrs. K says Sami will tell everyone. Sami is angry and as she gets in the elevator she says she hates Kate, John, Brady, Belle and Shawn and she vows to make them all pay.
Preview: Bo giving Zach a bath while Hope is standing in the doorway listening to him talk. Bo says he loves you, Shawn and your mom but there is someone else he loves a whole lot. (Hope looks devastated). Billie to Lucas – “Do you really believe Mom would set Sami up?” Kate to Sami – “We need to discuss your future at Basic Black. It’s not looking too bright for you Sami.” A nurse telling Nicole “don’t go in there” – Nicole does and says “Oh my god.” (Chloe is in the room).
Thursday Feb 24
This will be a fairly quick report as I’m going out for supper this evening.
Clinic: Nicole is at the clinic to visit Clara but she’s not in her room. A nurse tells her that she is visiting a patient in room 206. Nicole heads in that direction. I have to say that must be one HUGE clinic – it took her most of the show to find her way. They do show her looking at a piece of paper occasionally so at least we know she asked for directions. Clara tells Chloe that she hopes one day that she can come and see one of her performances. Chloe says her voice is too shaky. Clara tells her all she needs is a good teacher – someone she trusts. She asks Chloe who she trusts the most. Chloe has a flashback of her and Brady singing together and then she asks Clara how she got to be so smart.
In the hallway Nancy is on the phone to Craig. It was great to see Kevin Spiritas again even if it was for just a brief moment. She tells Craig that Chloe is helping this young patient that was in a terrible accident just like her. Craig comments that it sounds like the two of them are helping each other out. Nancy says that having Brady there with her would make all the difference for Chloe but she won’t tell him that she is alive. She then says she has to do something about that – she’s going to tell Brady. Craig makes Nancy promise that she won’t interfere. She does but she has her fingers crossed when she makes the promise. After she hangs up she says ‘Sorry Craig. Sometimes mother’s know best and if she doesn’t get off her rear Chloe is going to lose any chance to be with Brady.’
Nancy tries to convince Chloe to see Brady before she loses him to Nicole. Chloe won’t. Nancy changes tactics and asks her to at least call Brady. If he knew she was alive he wouldn’t have anything to do with Nicole. Nicole finally finds the room and even though a nurse says she can’t go in, she does. She sees Nancy (Chloe is behind a changing curtain) and says “Oh my god. What are you doing back here?” Nancy ushers her into the hallway and Chloe listens to their conversation. Nancy says she’s volunteering. Nicole thinks it’s a little far to travel from New York to Salem to come and change bedpans. Nancy says when she brought Chloe’s ashes back she decided to live in Salem part time at her parent’s house. (Now that has to be a blatant re-write of history. I distinctly remember her father coming from out of town to visit). Nancy then says she heard that Nicole and Brady were a couple and she wants to know if that’s true. Nicole tells her questions are kind of strange. Nancy covers saying that her and Craig thought of Brady as their future son-in-law and they really miss him. Nicole tells her that Brady is happier now then he’s ever been. They are partners. She mentions Clara and says that is why she is here. She turns to go in the room and Nancy says “you can’t go in there.”
Lucas: Billie comes over to see how Lucas and Will are doing. Will is just leaving to go and get his things from his mom’s. Lucas says that Will is moving in with him. I’m not going into too much detail because they talk about stuff we’ve heard a million times already. Billie tells Lucas that she had her doubts about Kate but she talked to her and she is convinced that there is no truth to Sami’s allegations. (Boy – and she’s ISA???? Memo to superiors: Do not let Billie Reed interrogate suspects – she’ll fall for any line). Billie finally gets around to telling Lucas what she was going to ask him. Lucas tells her she can stay and he’ll sleep on the couch. She doesn’t want – he says stay and so on and so forth. He then says it might not be such a good idea to use him to vouch for her because he’s been in front of that same judge and the judge doesn’t like him. Will comes back and Lucas asks him if he got all his stuff. He says no. I had to get out of there because Mom’s friggin’ crazy. He goes to his room. Lucas says he better go and see what she is up to. Billie stops him and says that he can’t go running after Sami. It’s time she worked things out on her own. Lucas thinks that’s a scary thought.
Sami’s: Sami’s talking to pictures in her photo album. First Kate – she really rants about her – again nothing we haven’t heard before. She throws the picture in the fire. The next one is John. Again not anything nice to say about him and that picture goes into the burning fireplace. She starts flipping throw the album and says my whole family is against me so she throws the album in the fire. Will comes in. She is happy to see him but he goes to his room and slams the door. Don’t ask me when or how – but he somehow got a sign put on his door. Go Away I Hate You. Sami tries to talk to him and he says the same stuff to her and tells her to read the sign. There’s a knock on her door and Sami opens it. When she sees its Kate she slams the door and locks it and puts the chain on. Kate keeps hammering on the door until Sami lets her in. She tells her she is there on official business to talk about her future at Basic Black. Sami knows why she is there but she says she has been a model employee and there are steps that have to be taken. Kate says she was contracted obligated to all the sponsors of her wedding. Sami says it wasn’t her fault the wedding didn’t happen it was Kate’s and besides John hired her and he’s the one that has to fire her. Kate says that John has taken a leave of absence and she’s in charge of the company. She then tells Sami she is fired and prances out. Sami slams the door and throws a vase and smashes it against the wall almost hitting Will.
After Kate leaves Sami decides to check her bank statements. She is horrified when she realises she only has a $150.00 in the bank. She wonders how she is going to support Will. The computer screen goes black and then the word REVENGE starts blinking on it. She says she can’t afford a virus right now – LOL! The Will Sami scenes were kind of hard to take. Will is very harsh with Sami. He calls her on throwing the album in the fire saying they were his memories too but as usual she is only thinking of herself. He doesn’t believe Sami when she says that nothing happened between her and Brandon. He tells her that he is moving out. She tells him he can’t do that, he’s a minor. He tells her that he is going to live with his Dad. He really hurts Sami talking about the way she’s screwed up his entire life. He gives her a card and says give this to the mailman – it’s my change of address. Sami says you really hate me, don’t you. He says no you’re my mother, I love you but what choice do I have. You’re the only mother I have. He walks out and Sami finds an evening edition of the newspaper in front of her door. She decides to check the want ads and finds a page with one word in huge block letters – REVENGE.
John’s: John is sleeping so Brady removes the tray and just makes it out of the room when his cell starts ringing. It’s Nicole. She tells him where she is and asks him how long he’s going to be there. Brady says he’s my father. I don’t mind taking care of him. Kate comes back and Brady starts gushing about how good it is of her to take care of John. She says she cares for him and Brady says I know he cares for you as well. Kate takes the tray and goes downstairs. John is awake when Brady comes back and he tells him that he heard him talking to Kate. He knows Brady means well but Marlena is the only woman for him. Brady says Marlena would want him to find someone to be with. John says like you did with Nicole. Brady says it’s not like that. John says what you do if I told you Chloe was alive. Brady says she isn’t. John says it was a cruel thing but he could tell from Brady’s response that he doesn’t love Nicole the way he loved Chloe. Kate comes back in and John says he thinks they should do something to help Sami. Kate says you are not going to be able to talk me in to helping the woman who hurt my son so deeply. (Can I just slap her once… Please…someone… anyone…).
I loved the Bo, Hope and Zach scenes today even though they made it sound not too good at the start. It’s times like this that I’ve really missed on Days and it was great to see Zach on screen for most of the show instead of about 30 seconds. Hope is coming up the walk and she has a flashback to Bo practically pushing her out the door. He’s booked the full treatment for her at the spa and when she comes home he’ll have a surprise for her. She goes inside. She sees that no one is downstairs so she goes up the stairs where Bo is bathing Zach. He’s talking to Zach saying that he loves him, Shawn and Hope but there’s another woman he loves too. Hope is listening. Bo keeps on talking and he says that if he has both these women in his heart and if he doesn’t find a way to work it out he’s afraid that Zach’s mom is going to be the one that is hurt. Hope starts crying. She can’t believe that Bo still loves Billie. Bo lifts Zach out of the tub and he says you mom is the only woman I’ll love as a mother and a wife. The other woman in by heart is your big sister and I’m going to find her. He says he hasn’t been there for mommy when she needed him and he needs to make it up to her. He has this surprise for her that he just has to tell someone about so he’s going to tell Zach. Hope comes in and says not if you want me to hear it. He notices she was crying but tells her that she looks beautiful – which she does. Hope takes Zach to put him to bed and Bo makes a call to someone saying ‘it’s on.’ After Zach is sleeping Bo tells Hope to go into the bedroom while he checks on suppers. She says what do you want me to do – get naked and wait for you? He says there is a gift on the bed. She can open it and come down in ten minutes. The gift is a beautiful (night???) gown. When he hears her say it’s just perfect Bo says and so are you.
Previews: Hope to Bo – “I honestly believe that the DiMera’s are out to destroy everything you and I have.” Tony to Roman and Marlena – “What’s the matter? You don’t know what you were doing when you were sleeping? When I walked in the beautiful Marlena was kissing you.” Brady to John and Kate – “When Sami is on the warpath she stops at nothing until she hurts everyone that she feels has done her wrong.” Billie to Lucas – “I’m really sorry that Sami has no friends but whose fault is that?” Sami holding the phone to her ear at her door saying “Oh my god.”
Friday, Feb 25
Tony’s castle: Tony is deep in thought playing with a snow globe when Bart comes in complaining about how cold it is outside. Tony admonishes him for interrupting him while he’s thinking. Bart stands there and watches Tony so Tony says to spit it out. Bart figures out that Tony has something planned for all those people that made it back to Salem. Tony says it’s time to shake up their world.
Roman and Marlena are sleeping. They must be getting tired of wearing the same clothes day and night, months on end but at least we know it’s warm in their room because they always sleep on top of the covers. It appears that some type of gas or something is being piped into the room. Marlena starts dreaming of making love with John (some flashbacks) and then the dream is about Roman and him asking her to make love to him when they were on the island. In her sleep she moves closer to him and they start kissing. Bart and Tony enter and Tony throws a bouquet of roses between them and wakes them up. Roman is angry and jumps towards Tony but Bart threatens to kill him. Tony is there with some news about Sami. He tells them that her life will never be the same. She was about to be married to Lucas but got caught in bed with Brandon the night before the wedding. Marlena says Sami needs her. She also is very worried about Will because he wanted his parents back together so they could be a family. Some how or other Tony gets on the subject of the two and them and tells them that Marlena was kissing Roman in her sleep. Toney and Bart leave and both Roman and Marlena are upset. They talk a bit about Sami. Roman says that sometimes he thinks that they’re never going to get home and see Carrie, Eric, Sami and Belle again. Marlena says they can’t think that way; they have to fight it or die trying. Roman thinks that is what Tony is counting on. Roman also feels that Tony is sick and sadistic and is just playing with them and when he gets tired of them he’ll squash them like bugs. Marlena says they’ll just have to fight back.
Sami: She wonders what is going on with first the word REVENGE on her computer and then in the newspaper. She then hears her fax machine which she finds odd because she didn’t think it was working anymore. The same one word message - REVENGE. She is really starting to freak out now. She tells herself she just needs to relax, have some wine, listen to some music and then have a hot bath. She pours herself a glass of wine and turns on the radio. She is starting to relax when a voice overrides the music and keeps saying ‘revenge’ over and over. She jumps up and shuts the radio off and her phone starts ringing. She finally answers it and starts yelling into it. She thinks its Kate. A voice says don’t be hasty. She’s really getting worked up especially when the person asks her if she doesn’t want revenge on John, Brady, Kate, Shawn and Belle. She says she’s calling the police and hangs up. She can’t get any dial tone. The person tells her she needs to get away. Sami says no way. The person tells her to go to her door – don’t be afraid. She opens it and says ‘oh my god’ – and that’s where the show ends.
John’s: Brady, John and Kate are all talking about Sami and how she will be out for revenge. Kate tells John that Sami claims he’s addicted to drugs they’ll sue her for libel. John feels that she could do a lot of damage both personal and to the company even with the allegation. Kate says she’ll work with the PR department to prepare for her. Brady gets a call from Nicole so he excuses himself to go and talk to her. John asks Kate if she set up Sami and she crosses her fingers and lies. She says depends what you mean by set up – she hired a private detective because she didn’t believe that Sami was faithful to Lucas. She says the funny thing was Sami was being faithful up until the night before the wedding. Brady comes in and tells them he’s going to the clinic. After he leaves John comments that Sami didn’t have anyone to talk to. Roman and Marlena could always sit her down and get through to her – those two had a remarkable bond. They both talk about how they were each a little jealous of that bond Roman and Marlena had. Kate says I take comfort in thinking that they are together now. John says they’re looking out for each other in heaven.
Lucas’: Not a lot to say about their scenes. After a little bit of cajoling Lucas gets Billie to admit that she is still in love with Bo. Billie says that’s no secret. Lucas asks her about Bo. She says Bo loves Hope – she says it more than once. He tells her that it’s natural for her to want to be with him because they share a daughter. She says that even if she could break them up she wouldn’t. That’s not the person she is anymore. She wishes that Hope would believe that she is not out to break up their marriage. Lucas says she knows that a child is a powerful bond and that is why she feels threatens. He tells Billie that if Bo vouched for her that’s where she should be. It will only be for a few days.
Bo & Hope’s: They are in bed together. Bo says he’s getting up so that he get the rest of their evening plans together but Hope kisses him and tells him she has better plans and they don’t require getting out of bed. He tells her they will get back to that but he’s going to shower and then she should shower, put on the gown he bought her and come downstairs. When she does (looking absolutely stunning) he’s dressed in a tux. There’s a table for two set. Henderson helped Bo with everything. He opens a wine that Victor was saving for them. It’s a vintage that is the same year as the year they got married. He tells her they are like the wine, just getting better with age. He gives a gift. It’s a half a heart on a chain with his initial and he has one for himself with her initial so that wherever they are, each will have a piece of the other one’s heart. They share their meal. Hope comments on how nice it is to have the house to themselves. Bo says he knew that Billie would find a place to stay. He wants to make up for the grief he caused her. She says this isn’t about how she doesn’t trust Billie, because she doesn’t, or that she doesn’t trust in their love because she does. This is about Tony DiMera. The only reason Tony brought Billie to the island was to break them up. He failed and she wouldn’t put it past him to keep trying. Bo says you think he planted the information about Georgia on the disk. They decide to get back to their evening because Bo has more plans when there’s a knock on the door. Hopes says “I wonder who that is” quite sarcastically. Bo answers it and it’s Billie standing there with her suitcase and a sheepish look on her face.
Clinic: Nancy prevents Nicole from entering Chloe's room. She tells her that she has to go and sign in first. Nicole gets a little huffy but Nancy says it's not about her personally, it's about the clinic's liability. Nicole goes back to sign in. Chloe is packing her bag. Nancy asks her what she thinks she is doing. Chloe says she made it impossible for her to stay there because she questioned Nicole about Brady. She says she did it for her so that she would see by refusing to see Brady she could lose him for good. Chloe says I told you I don't want him to see me when I'm so ugly. Nancy says that she isn't ugly but the way she is talking is ugly.
Nicole phones Brady and tells him she hasn't seen Clara yet but she ran into Nancy. Brady asks what Nancy is doing there. She tells him she is volunteering part time because her father is on the board of directors. Brady wants to know if Joy is with her. Nicole says they didn't talk about Joy but Nancy had questions about him. She says that Nancy is in Clara's friends room. Brady says he would like to meet her as well and says he's on his way.
Nancy sees Nicole through the door and rushes out. Chloe hides behind the curtain again. Nicole says she would like to meet the person helping Clara. Brady shows up and says he'd like to see her to. Nancy says they can't. The girl is very shy and self-conscious about her injuries. Brady says they don't want to make her feel uncomfortable.
Previews: Tony to Bart – “Once those emotions take control they won’t be able to resist them. Not those temptations” Roman lifting the cloth off a room service tray – ‘Ta-Da’. Marlena “I don’t believe this’. John to Kate: “Please lay down beside me.” Hope watching on the stairwell as Bo says to Billie. “This would have been our anniversary.” Billie “Happy Anniversary.”
Monday Feb 28
This is going to be one of those quick reports as I have plans for the evening.
I am going to admit right up front that I thought the Sami masquerading as a man was stupid and asinine but from what I saw today I really like it. I know Tony is pulling her strings but this Tony is more to my liking than the version we see taunting Roman and Marlena. I’m still holding out that maybe just maybe Miss Sami will best Tony in the end and get what she wants. Doesn’t change my opinion that it’s a recycled Passions storyline but Dan Wells looks like he can pull this off so I’m just going to enjoy this and watch it play out. Another big difference from Passions is that the audience knows what is going on. I can’t wait until Sami takes down her snobbish, spoiled, condescending brat of a sister and I can’t wait to see what she or Tony has planned for Kate.
Sami opens the door and there’s a guy standing there. He hands her a thick envelope and she asks him if it’s a bomb. She opens it and pulls a huge roll of money, all hundreds. The guy says he was contacted and asked to come and transform her. He wants to come inside. She looks down the hallway. He says he’s alone and he’s not going to hurt her. So she invites him in and he tells her to shut the door; they don’t want anyone to see what is going on. She wants to know who hired him but he tells her he doesn’t know. Her benefactor wants her to get that which she desires the most. Sami says revenge. She wants to know how he is going to help her. He says by doing what he does best. There’s a cute segment where Sami is holding up a mirror and trying different ears, noses, glasses and wigs. When he’s done Sami is a man. Dan does an amazing job of lip synching to Ali’s voice as Sami is talking. The guy gives her a girdle, clothes and shoes that will make her look taller. After she’s changed she said what about my voice. He gives her something to put against the roof of her mouth. Voila – man’s voice. She picks the name Stan to use. The guy gives her a letter and leaves. Sami can’t believe what the letter says. The phone rings. Stan picks it up but doesn’t say anything. It’s Tony speaking through a device to distort his voice. Tony tells Sami it was very wise of her not to say anything in case it was someone calling expecting to speak Sami. Tony tells her to do what the letter says – aw…revenge.
The Kate and John scenes are more of the same. John is talking about Sami and how he wasn’t there for her. He shouldn’t have given Marlena’s pearls to Belle and he was too strung out when she came to him all upset about it. He knows that Sami isn’t Kate’s favourite person but she put aside her feelings for Sami so that Lucas and Will could be happy. Of course Kate keeps lying about how that is true. She thinks that Lucas has a chance at real happiness now. John says like you do. John decides he is going to shower but he can’t get out of bed, he’s in too much pain. Kate has something that is better. She comes back and is going to give him a sponge bath. John protests but in the end the end Kate convinces him that he’d be doing a favour by letting her do this for him. It will make her feel like a good person because she doesn’t feel like she is a lot of the time. He thinks she’s confessing that she did something to Sami but she says she’s talking about her past where she had to do bad things for good reasons. She comes back in her negligee and asks him if there is anything she can do for him before she goes to bed. He wants to ask her something and then looks at her and says no to just forget about it. She wants to know what he was going to ask. He tells her that he doesn’t like sleeping alone. He misses the companionship. It’s not sex, he just wants someone to hold, he misses Marlena so much. Kate goes into his arms. She misses Roman the same way. They end up holding each other with Kate running her fingers over his chest.
Bart brings Roman and Marlena supper. Marlena doesn’t want to eat it. Bart tells her that Tony didn’t have it poisoned. Marlena says anything Tony touches is poison. Tony comes in. He taunts them about their great love affair and the rekindled feelings. Bart asks Marlena if she has feelings for Roman. Tony says she won’t answer you but you can see the answer in her eyes. Bart goes practically nose to nose with Marlena and she ends up punching him. Tony laughs. After they leave Marlena and Roman talk about what Tony is doing. He’s trying to rekindle the feelings between them. Roman says but we know what he’s trying to do so that means he won’t be able to do it, right? They decide to look at the meal. It’s what they used to have every Friday night when they were first married. Pepperoni and anchovy pizza, moo shoo pork and Kung Pau chicken with beer for him and chardonnay for her. They talk about how this combination of food came about. They talk about how the beer fizzed when she opened and sprayed all over her silk blouse and of course one thing led to another. The beer sprays on her this time and Roman is going to wipe it off but tells her she better do it. The TV comes on and they see John and Kate in bed together looking very cozy. Marlena is angry at Tony for doing this to them. Roman says Tony is keeping us away from Salem but John and Kate are moving on and that is their choice, not Tony’s. He says and what about us, what are we going to do about these feelings we have for each other, feelings that he’s always had for her.
Billie sees that she has interrupted a special evening and says she’s sorry for barging in. Bo tells her its okay but Hope says no it’s not. Bo is a little upset with Hope but Hope tells him that it’s alright to speak the truth. Billie agrees. Hope gets the impression that Billie just came to pick up her suitcase. She tells Billie she left her makeup bag upstairs and she will get it for her. I don’t want to go into a lot of detail about the conversation between Bo and Billie. Suffice it to say that Billie gets what she wants. When Bo finds out that she can’t stay in Kate’s suite or Roman’s house or Lucas’ he tells her she’ll just have to stay there. She protests and stays she is going to book a room in a hotel. He tells her she can’t or she’ll end up in jail. She looks towards the stairs and says that might not be a bad thing. Bo tells her that he’ll smooth things over with Hope. She says he shouldn’t have to. They are in the middle of a romantic evening. Bo says it’s not like it’s our anniversary or anything than he stops and says today would have been our anniversary. Billie is all smiles. She was wondering if he would remember. She wishes him a Happy Anniversary.
Hope is upstairs on the phone to Jen telling her how Billie interrupted their evening but she just came to pick up her suitcase. Jen must be asking her how Bo feels because Hope tells her that Bo doesn’t want Billie to stay any more than she does. She is confident that Bo will not be asking her to stay. She comes down the stairs just when they’re talking about this being their anniversary.
Previews: John holding tight to Kate saying he couldn’t do this without her. She caresses his face and tells him she isn’t going anywhere. Mrs. Kiriakis to Shawn ‘Just take it off.’ He says as are you serious? Mrs. K. tells him they’re adults; she thinks she can handle it. Being the good trained lapdog he now is he says alright and pulls his shirt over his head. Billie to Hope – I think you’re making a big mistake here and if I were you I would back off. Very telling looks from both Bo and Hope.