Wednesday Apr 1
Sami's place: Lucas looks at Grace and tells Sami that Will left him a message saying she had adopted a baby. Sami says she did. He says that's bull - why don't you tell me who that baby really is. Sami says she's my daughter - not legally yet but in my heart she is. Lucas is still sceptical. Sami says she lost EJ's baby, she missed her kids, she had some guy trying to kill her ... Lucas latches on the 'lost my baby' part. She's told him stuff in the past that wasn't exactly true. She acts hurt - you think I'd lie about this. Yeah he does - she went into witness protection so EJ wouldn't find out she was pregnant with his baby. She had the baby and she came home and now she's making up some lie ... Sami tells him not to say that. Lucas wants the name of the agency that gave her a baby when a trained assassin was after her. Sami doesn't have to give him that information. Lucas claims that's because she doesn't have it. Where did she get the baby - it's hers and EJ's, isn't it? Lucas can understand why she's hiding the baby from the DiMera's - he's with her on that. Sami appreciates that but insists it isn't EJ's baby - that baby died. Lucas points out that she can't even look him in the eyes when she says that. She claims that is because it was a terrible tragedy. It's sad. Lucas says it's sad because she's living a lie. He's trying to help her - let him help if he can. Tell him what's going on - he promises not to tell a soul.
Sami rambles about how crazy her life has been ending with and then I came home to find my mother gone and now I'm dealing with Grace ... Lucas thinks that is a beautiful name. Sami tells Lucas they've been through a lot. They've certainly had their ups and downs but she knows she can count on him. She knows he can lean on him and she appreciates that. The whole time she was gone she missed Johnny and Allie so much but she wasn't worried about Allie because she knew he would take care of her and she trusts him to take care of her. Lucas says those are a lot of words but you're not saying much. Sami says fine - we'll talk. He knows very well she didn't want to have EJ's baby but the longer she was pregnant the more she wanted the child so it was devastating, it was heartbreaking when she lost her. Lucas says if you were grieving do you think that was the right time to make such a huge decision. She had love to give this child and this child needs her - she doesn't understand why everyone is having such a hard time accepting - everyone except Rafe. Lucas says is that your bodyguard - the one that is still hanging around - the one that thinks he is qualified to lecture Will on how to treat you. That's one of the reasons he is here besides being worried about his children and her. She was being stalked by an assassin and she fell for her bodyguard - that's not compatibility - that's Stockholm Syndrome. He's not going anywhere until she tells him what is going on. Lucas asks if this Rafe guy is helping her out. He is and he cares for Grace too - they all kind of bonded. Lucas pulls out his phone - so if I called him right now and asked him what's been going on the past couple of months his story would match yours, right? Does she want to give him that number now or should he wait?
Sami hands him her phone - she has Rafe on speed dial - he'll tell you exactly what I told you. Lucas remembers backing her on so many of her lies that he's thinking Rafe has her cover story down. Sami says fine - then call EJ and tell him everything you suspect and he'll order a DNA test and finally that will prove to you that I'm not lying. Grace starts fussing so Lucas goes to pick her up. (It's so cute the way the baby stares up at him as he talks to her). He tells Sami she is a beautiful girl except she doesn't look like you or EJ. Sami - so you believe me? He does. Lucas comes back from the twins room - they're really excited about their new sister. Sami asks if he's thinking of having kids with Chloe. Sort of - she really likes Allie. Sami knows she has been hard on Chloe but he loves her so she's going to try and see the good in her. She cares about him - she wants him to be happy - she thinks he deserves it. Lucas thanks her and kisses her on the cheek - give him a call if she needs backup. He tells her to call him tomorrow and they'll talk about Will. Sami keeps telling herself he's just a teenager ... right. After Lucas leaves she tells Grace that they did it - she thinks they are home free. Sami reads Johnny and Allie a story and plays with them. She loves them so much. She wants them to know she's home and she's never leaving them again.
Horton cabin: Chloe checks to see if Lucas is home. When he doesn't answer she pulls out the pregnancy test and prays to God that she please not be pregnant and if she is please let it be Lucas's baby. Kate arrives and hesitates before knocking. As soon as Chloe hears the knock on the door she sticks the pregnancy test back in purse. Chloe tells Kate to come in but Kate thinks she should ask Lucas first. Chloe tells her she's always welcome. Kate doesn't think Lucas feels that way - after all she crashed their private wedding in Vegas. Chloe thinks what happened in Vegas should stay in Vegas. Kate won't forget and she's sure Lucas won't. Sometimes she doesn't know why she does the things she does - pushing herself in where she's not welcomed. Chloe says it's because you love your son - she understands that. Kate feels that her daughter-in-law can be more open with her than her son - when she makes this proposition she knows that Chloe will take it in the spirit in which it was intended. Kate hugs her. She tells Chloe she needs to make amends. She need to make sure this marriage they rushed into works. They're newlyweds, they're bound to have problems - she's here to help. Chloe asks her what she has in mind. Kate says women like them can't be just domestic - they need something of their own; a career, achievements. Chloe is happy with her life. Kate wants to make sure she stays that way. She is going to make Chloe a star. She hugs her - she's going to make a meteoritic rise to the top. (She thinks to herself - and an even more rapid, not to mention tragic, descent).
Chloe's droll sense of humour combined with her beautiful face means they can't fail. She is going to make Chloe the star of a Hearth and Home tv show. It will be a talk show featuring their products and Chloe will be the hostess. Chloe says she's a singer - not a host - everything she's said or sung on stage has been written for her. Kate says she's a delightful conversationalist - all she has to do is be herself. Chloe reminds her that she's always welcome to come over but she isn't feeling so well right now - she has a really bad headache. Can they talk about this tomorrow? Kate says sure and while she's picking up her purse she knocks Chloe's on to the floor. She sees the pregnancy test - Chloe, no. For God's sake tell me you're not pregnant. Chloe says this is private and personal. Kate won't let up - what makes her think she is pregnant. Chloe says she hasn't been feeling well lately ... it might mean she's pregnant ... Kate adds ... or the cancer has come back. She needs to see a doctor one way or the other. Chloe will - she wanted to take the test first before she talked to Lucas. Kate - or Daniel. Chloe says what. Kate backtracks - she forgot Daniel wasn't Chloe's doctor any longer. She says so you're praying it's not cancer and you're also praying it's not a pregnancy. Chloe says she hasn't had the chance to think about it yet. Kate - a pregnancy would ruin everything. Chloe says no, she and Lucas would love to have a baby but Kate seems to have a problem with it. Kate is just worried about her. (Thinking to herself - worried that if you're pregnant I'll have to postpone my plans for you). Chloe says she will be fine. She'll let her know what happens after she talks to Lucas of course. Kate wants to know so she's not going to leave until she finds out how the test comes out.
Kate is pacing trying to find a signal on cell phone when Lucas comes home. He tells Kate that thing she learned about not crashing elopements goes the same for honeymoons. Kate says that Chloe wants her there. She's taking a pregnancy test. Kate says she's not leaving. Lucas - you can't see this a private matter? Kate is scared - she hasn't been feeling well. What if it's not a pregnancy? Lucas asks if Chloe said something to her about being sick. Kate says she got the pregnancy kit because she wanted to know before she went to a doctor. She's worried too because the bone marrow process was very draining - what if she's not strong enough to have a baby. Lucas says the doctor said there was no reason she couldn't. Chloe comes out - Kate - so, are you pregnant or not?
Hospital: Stefano looks at Philip and says what have you done. Philip is sorry. Stefano says my son is dead and all you can say is I'm sorry. Philip repeats that it was an accident. EJ tells Stefano to go. Stefano is going to see his son. Hope tells Nicole to quit stalling - was it an accident or not. Nicole just needs to be sure. Hope says of what - what kind of deal did you strike with Philip - can you say obstruction of justice. Brady comes rushing up and asks Nicole what's going on. He heard Tony was hurt. Hope tells him that this is a private conversation. Brady looks at Nicole and asks - what the hell did you do? Hope surmises that he thinks that Nicole did something to Tony - she sees now why Nicole wasn't so anxious to answer her questions. Philip tells EJ it was an accident and he's truly sorry. EJ wonders if he's sorry because Tony is dead or that it might hurt Titan Industries. EJ says like father, like son - winning and losing, there's nothing else. Victor tells EJ that his family is exactly the same and laying blame isn't going to make it any easier to bear. Nicole tells Brady she didn't do anything - why would he say something like that. Hope would like to know that to. Brady says it was because Hope was questioning Nicole like she was a suspect. Hope says no, just a witness but not a very cooperative one - no answers to pretty simple questions. Nicole tells Brady that Philip and Tony got in a fight. Brady asks what Philip did. Hope replies that according to Philip it was an accident. Brady says than it has to be - Philip would never hurt Tony intentionally. Hope is sceptical. She asks Nicole again - was it an accident or not. EJ answers that he's dead. My brother is dead. Philip Kiriakis killed my brother. Brady says he's sorry, it's not true. He tells Nicole to tell Hope that it was an accident. Nicole asks EJ if Tony talked. EJ says he didn't say anything but he left me a message.
Hope asks EJ if the man couldn't speak how could he leave you a message? Nicole jumps in - his brother just died, have you no decency? EJ says this is important - he was trying to leave me a message. Hope repeats her question. EJ tells her that Tony left him a note. He was trying to tell me something even before the accident ... Nicole jumps in again ... EJ, don't do this to yourself. Hope asks if she can see it. EJ hands it to her. Nicole - what does it say? EJ says it's just one letter - B. Hope - what do you suppose he was trying to tell you. Stefano is in Tony's room. He says no one should outlive their children. He would have given his life for him. People who hate him called him arrogant and he would laugh now he calls himself that. He toyed with his own son. He figured he had complete control of everything - thought he could teach him a lesson and that at a time of his own choosing he thought he could bring him back. He sits next to the bed. That is never going to happen now. He's never going to see him smile again or hear his laughter, hear you call me Father. He knows that he will pay for his part in this. He's going to live the rest of his life knowing how he treated him and what happened because of that. He grasps Tony's hand - but if I will pay so will the people who did this. Your death, Antony will be vindicated or I will die trying.
EJ doesn't know what Tony was trying to tell him. He thinks Tony knew he was dying and he was desperate to tell him something ... Nicole jumps in yet again - let's go home. EJ tells Nicole that Philip Kiriakis admits that he lured my brother down to that pier. Whatever happened next caused his death. Nicole claims that he's in shock. EJ wants Philip Kiriakis arrested and charged with murder. Brady tells him that's not his call. EJ agrees - it's Nicole's call. Why doesn't she tell them what she saw between Philip and Tony. Philip tells Victor he wishes he could have a do-over. Victor tells him he didn't do anything wrong here - it was an accident. Philip says it wasn't an accident that Tony was there and that they fought. Victor says don't get a conscious now - Tony was no angel. Philip says but he was alive and now he's dead and he had a hand in that. He'll have to deal with that for the rest of his life. Stefano breaks down and cries - Tony, my son as he holds his hand. Hope tells Nicole that she's going to tell her what happened and if she's not truthful she'll find out and charge her with perjury. Victor asks Philip what he's thinking about. Running away. He wasn't going to - he was just thinking about when he did but the Marines aren't an option now. Victor says serving your country is not running away. He can't figure out how with him for a father and Kate for a mother Philip turned out with an introspective streak. He knows Philip is shaken up about what happened tonight and he's proud of the fact that he's trying to be so honest with himself. Philip - of all the times to be proud. Victor looks over at the group around Hope and says you're on good terms with Nicole, right? Philip - why do you ask. Victor - because what she says to Hope will determine whether you go home tonight or to jail. Hope asks Nicole - why did you hide? She was so scared. They were both so angry. Hope - and then what. Nicole says it looked like Tony was leaving. He went up the stairs and the railing give way and he fell on a broken pallet. Hope - was Philip anywhere near him - did he push Tony. Nicole - No. Hope - you're saying Tony's death was completely accidental - that Philip had nothing to do with it? Stefano comes along as Hope is saying this. Nicole - That's what I'm saying. Stefano walks up to her - wrong answer Nicole.
Nicole says she told Hope the truth. Tony's death was an accident. Stefano - an accident that was planned and solved a lot of problems for that snivelling little ... Philip reacts and Victor holds him back. Stefano - hiding behind Daddy, huh - you murdering son of a bitch. Hope stops him - she's sorry for his loss. She understands his anger and grief but this isn't the time. Stefano says it's too late for her kind words because he knows that she and the Salem police will do nothing. Hope tells him there will be a complete investigation. Stefano tells her to save her time - he knows what happened and he knows what needs to be done. He then points at Nicole and says I'll never forget your lies this night. Brady tells Philip to sit down - he looks pale. Victor is going to very politefully ask where that doctor went. Brady asks Philip if he is alright. Nicole said it was an accident - it wasn't his fault. Philip says just because it was accident doesn't mean it wasn't my fault. Brady thinks it was a good thing Nicole was there - what the heck was she doing there. Philip has no idea. Brady - just a coincidence, huh. EJ is going to go after Stefano but Nicole stops him - she thinks he needs some time alone. EJ tells her that Stefano told Tony he was dead to him. Nicole says and now he'll regret saying that for the rest of his life. EJ says what about me - he admits he enjoyed that Father put him ahead of Tony. Nicole says don't go there - Tony was no innocent. EJ points at Philip - what about him? Are you telling me he had nothing to do with that? Nicole says she told the truth. Tony's death was an accident. She had to tell the truth even though she knows his father will never forgive her. EJ says he's just acting out - he's angry at himself. Nicole asks EJ if he is mad at her. EJ would never get mad at her for telling the truth - it's lies that kill.
Nicole wants to go home. EJ is sorry that she had to go through all this - he knows how much she cared for Tony. He tells her to wait here for a moment - he's going to check on Father. Victor tells Hope that he's not asking for favours but there's no case against Philip, is there? She tells him that forensics and Dr. Jonas both confirm the death could have been accidental and now with Nicole's statement unless new information comes to light she doesn't see the DA pressing charges. Brady asks Nicole is she is okay. No, EJ just told her he knows how much she cared for Tony. Brady wants to know if EJ asked how she happened to be on the pier. She just told him it was a coincidence. Brady says it was no coincidence was it? You were going to make sure that Tony never told EJ about Sydney. Nicole insists she was only going to talk to him. Brady says it's a good thing Philip was there. You got what you wanted, didn't you? Nicole says don't say that. Tony's death was an accident and I told the truth. Brady - the whole truth? Hope - Something I should know? Is there more to the story. Brady - not that I know of. Hope tells Nicole she was just thinking about what an interesting life she must lead. She, herself, has been to the piers many times and nothing has happened - what timing. When she walks away Nicole tells Brady she really doesn't like her. Leave it to her to find a job that pays her to be a nosy bitch. She tells Brady she has to talk to Philip alone. Philip thanks her for telling the truth. He knows how she feels about him and she could have used that against him. Nicole tells him she didn't do it out of the goodness of her heart. Philip - so what do you want?
Nicole tells Philip she wants him to never even think of blackmailing her or Brady again - he owes her that. Philip agrees and he's sorry - he was wrong about them. Stefano walks up - what are you doing even talking to him? Nicole answers that Philip was saying he was sorry. Stefano - my God Nicole, I can't believe you. EJ is with Tony. It wasn't supposed to end this way. He pulls out the note and promises that someway, somehow he's going to find out the truth. He won't stop until he knows what it is he was trying to tell him.
Preview: Lucas to Kate (Chloe is beside him) - It doesn't become you hanging out where you're not wanted. Stephanie to Philip - You don't have to be like them. You won't. Philip - Maybe I already am. Melanie to Max (Chelsea is there too) - The project is over Max. It's done. We're done. We have nothing. Stefano to EJ (Nicole is next to him) - This is what I need (he points to Nicole) - for that bitch to finally tell the truth.
Thursday Apr 2
Horton cabin - Part 1: Lucas tells Kate to back off and then asks Chloe if she is pregnant. She doesn't know. There was something wrong with the test - it didn't work. Kate -'we'll get another one.' Lucas tells her to stop with the 'we'. He then gets really sarcastic and Kate tells him he's being mean and it doesn't become him. He retorts that it doesn't become her to hang out where she's not wanted. He throws Vegas in her face - Kate thought he was over that. Finally Chloe tells them to stop it - she's so tired of this - she's just tired. Lucas tells her to rest. She won't be able to sleep until she know one way or the other. Neither will Kate - this is important to her - she may be having another grandchild. Chloe is going to the drugstore - Lucas offers to go with her - they're in this together(insert flashback to Chloe - Daniel sex romp) - Chloe hopes so. Kate's cell rings - it's Daniel. He tells her that Philip is in the hospital - he's alright but he thinks she should get right down here.
Brady Pub - Part 1: Melanie comes in laden with bags from her shopping spree. She goes on and on about a shirt she bought for Max and then adds that she didn't get Chelsea anything because she doesn't like her. Max gets on her for spending the money Tony gave her. It's her way of helping the economy. Max wants to know how much she spent. All of it. Max tells her that Tony is dead - he got in a fight with Philip. His death was an accident. Melanie wants to know if Philip is okay. Max tells her he hurt his hand. Melanie says they were fighting over her - over Nick's stupid project. That thing has been nothing but awful to everybody and now Tony is dead - for what? She asks if he knows where Philip is? Chelsea says her Dad didn't say - Max says he's at the hospital and gets a swift kick under the table from Chelsea for that. Melanie says she should go see him. Chelsea doesn't think she is the person Philip wants to see right now. Melanie goes anyway.
Hospital - Part 1: Stephanie hugs Philip - she's so sorry. He's glad she came. She asks about his hand. He's pretty much numb. He knows she heard about Tony - it was horrible. He swears to her it was an accident. He thinks by the expression on her face that she doesn't believe him. She believes him. Philip says he is still responsible. She should have seen Stefano, EJ and Lexie - it was horrible. Stephanie thinks he should go home. That would be great if he knew where that was. At the moment he's not a big asset to the Kiriakis's. Stephanie says you're Victor's son. She knows that Victor disowned him when he fired him but he doesn't think his father would turn his back on him now - not when he needs him the most. Philip tells her that Victor was here. The one good thing that happened tonight is that Nicole testified that it was an accident. His father waited around until he knew he wouldn't be arrested - he was supportive. Stephanie asks where he is now. Philip answers that he and Brady left. Stephanie - they're your family. Philip - yes they are and look who showed up - thank you. Philip tells Stephanie that after Tony fell he looked into his eyes and he could tell it was really bad and he knew it was bad too. While they were all waiting to see if he'd make it he kept thinking what could have prevented it? He asks if her if she thinks it would be an excuse if he said he thought this was all set in motion before either he or Tony were born. It's not excuse if he tries to change what happens from now on. Philip - what if I can't?
DiMera mansion: EJ tries to get Stefano to stop drinking. Nicole will go and get them something to eat. Stefano smashes his glass on the floor. Never mind about getting any food just get out of my house you lying bitch. EJ demands that Stefano apologise right now or they're going to leave and take Sydney with them. Stefano says fine - get the hell out of here and don't even come back. Who the hell cares anymore. EJ realises that they are all in shock but that doesn't mean he gets to start throwing glasses all over the place. Stefano scoffs - Shock. He points at Nicole - does she look shocked to you? She couldn't care less that his son is dead. He saw the way she looked at him with hatred and now that he's dead she can't find it in her cold heart to give him any kind of respect - you dishonour his memory. Nicole claims she told the truth. Stefano tells her not to dare say she spoke the truth. She had her one chance to show her loyalty to this family and all she did was laugh in their faces. EJ says that's enough. He knows Stefano is not in his right mind at the moment but he's not to speak to her like that - he doesn't allow that. Stefano sneers - You don't allow that? Let me tell you what you allow or don't allow - you allow her to lie because she lies about everything and the most egregious thing - she lies to you! EJ asks him what he's talking about? Stefano asks Nicole if she wants to tell him or should he? EJ is not playing his games tonight - his brother is dead. Stefano says the games are over as her lies are over. EJ wants to know why he's taking this out on her. Stefano laughs - Nicole and the Convent of the Holy Cross - what the hell does she have to lie about. Nicole says she told both him and EJ why she was there. EJ yells that she was volunteering - why is he bringing this up again. Stefano didn't believe a word before and he doesn't believe a word of it now. The only thing she volunteers is to manipulate a rich man. EJ tells Stefano he either needs to lie down or calm down. Stefano - This is what I need - for that bitch to finally tell the truth. That is what I need. What the hell was she doing at that convent? What reason was she there?
EJ asks if this is how he honours Tony's memory - by being cruel to the woman he's going to spend the rest of his life with - the woman who gave him a granddaughter. Stefano is only trying to find the truth and to show EJ what she is really like. EJ says you lost one son today - keep going if you want to lose another. Nicole tries to play peacemaker but EJ refuses to apologise until Stefano apologises to her. Stefano is indignant - he told the truth. EJ says the only truth they need to worry about today is that I lost a brother and you lost a son. Stefano doesn't need to be reminded of that. All he knows is that she could have put the man who killed his son away instead she lied. What the hell does she do? She leaves the house whenever she wants. She goes about doing whatever the hell she wants. She goes to the Convent - they don't know why the hell she's there. EJ yells - they've been through this. Why the hell is he revisiting it? Stefano yells back because if she was volunteering why the hell didn't she tell you about it - what the hell is she doing at the convent that she can't tell her husband. EJ yells enough. He doesn't care if she's having an affair with Mother Superior - it's none of Stefano's business. Stefano - all I know is that my son is dead and Philip Kiriakis is walking around free. He points to Nicole - Now, I am your enemy and my enemies do not keep secrets. EJ thinks Stefano is tired and not thinking clearly ... the doorbell rings. Stefano will get the door but he wants the two of them to have a private moment - perhaps Nicole will tell him the truth about why she was at the convent - he closes the doors to the living room behind him.
Nicole asks EJ if he believes her. Of course he does. Don't worry about Stefano - he's just lashing out because he's in a lot of pain. He pulls out Tony's note - does she know what it means? Nicole lies - she doesn't know what Tony was trying to tell him. EJ says it's not my father's place to attack you. Nicole thanks him. EJ - but that doesn't mean he doesn't want to know what's going on. Why did Tony have to tell him she was doing charity work - why didn't she tell him? Nicole thought he said no games tonight - he defended her to his father. Sure because it wasn't his place to find out, it was his - he's her fiancÚ. He would like to know what the hell is going on here because something is not right. His father was right - there was tension between her and Tony and now he's dead and she's the only witness to this accident. Nicole says you know what - if that's what you think maybe we should call off this wedding. EJ - you know what? Maybe we should. He's tired of her threatening to leave whenever things don't go her way. If she wants to leave - get out and if she's thinking about taking Sydney, think again. Nicole tries a different tactic - EJ said it himself - tonight everyone is crazy with grief. He asks if she is grieving. Of course she is and his father's accusations were crazy. She didn't walk out of a room every time Tony came in. They were comfortable with each other - she points out that he said it himself that she cared for him. EJ doesn't recall saying that. She reminds him he said it after Tony died. He obviously wasn't thinking clearly because the truth of the matter is that he agrees with his father. He doesn't think she and Tony couldn't stand each other. She says you know what it's like to live in this house. Tony was doing everything he could to torture you and your father. He was double-crossing you right up until he died and now suddenly he's Saint Antony. EJ lectures - because he's family and family trumps everything. Nicole is upset - so I'm the mother of your daughter and I'm not family. EJ - no, you're the girl who stood over there and told me she was calling off the wedding. Nicole says it just came out - she felt attacked, betrayed. EJ tells her to remember that - it gives her a pretty good idea of how he and his father feel. Nicole - what? EJ scoffs - she just doesn't get it, does she. She has absolutely no idea of what she's done.
She asks him what she did - why is he so angry with her? She let Philip Kiriakis kill his brother. Nicole repeats that she told the truth. EJ scoffs - of course she did - he knows how much honesty means to her. Nicole cries - it was an accident. EJ - Philip Kiriakis planned to kill my brother and I'm scared to death that you had something to do with it. She tells him she had to tell the truth. EJ - maybe you just had to say what you did. Maybe there is a reason she is protecting Philip. He yells - maybe there is a reason that she was down by that pier. Nicole thinks he sounds just like his father - that he needs someone to blame. EJ screams - You want to be a part of this family, Nicole? You want to join this family? This family has a code. Are you ready to live up to that code? Nicole - A code? A code that demands me to lie and send an innocent man to prison? EJ screams - Philip Kiriakis is not an innocent man; you listen to me. Nicole says he's tired - let's just go upstairs. If he holds Sydney maybe he'll feel better and things will be different in the morning. EJ is sure she would really like that to happen but sorry, it's just not going to.
Stefano answers the door - it's Anna. She calls him a bastard and slaps him. Stefano invites in her. Anna is not stepping a foot in that place. Stefano brings up the fact that she hasn't been there for a long time. Anna says why would she want to be around a sick bastard like him. Stefano answers because your husband missed you and was lonely for you and you're going to have to live with that guilt for the rest of your life. Anna isn't guilty - it was Stefano that tortured him. She called the hospital and they told her that Tony's death was ruled an accident. Stefano says that's not true. Anna knows it was murder and she knows it was Stefano that killed him. Stefano denies that he had anything to do with Tony's death. He got into a fight with Philip Kiriakis and he's the one that killed his son and he's free now because of Nicole's lies. Anna tells him he's lying to himself as usual. Tony's death is on his head. He dismissed him and played with him knowing that he would do anything to win back his approval. He's dead and they both know why. Stefano asks her why the hell she came there. To look him in the eye one last time and tell him how much she hates him. Stefano tells her they have to be family now. She tells him he doesn't know the meaning of the word. Stefano says they have to talk and make arrangements. Anna will make the arrangements alone. She won't watch him pretend to cry at her husband's grave. He's not going to have anything more to do with Tony in life or in death. She tells Stefano the last time she and Tony were together they were so happy. They had a wonderful time. She tells Stefano that he is going to go to his grave remembering how you treated him before he died. She also knows that Tony died before Stefano had a chance to get to see him so he never got a chance to say goodbye. Her parting shot to Stefano - I have peace and you never will.
Hospital - Part 2: Lucas and Kate arrive at the hospital. Kate hugs Philip - everything is going to be okay - she's here now. Melanie shows up and asks Stephanie where Philip is - she needs to talk to him. Stephanie tells her she can't. Melanie tells her that's not her call. Stephanie tells her to ask the nurse then - only family can see Philip. Melanie will wait then. She wants to apologise to him because she knows that what happened today is her fault. Stephanie says you're here to say how sorry you are and pin down the status of the Fuels Project. Melanie declares she doesn't care about the project. Stephanie misjudged her - she's obviously not interested in ... Melanie tells her just to spit it out already. Stephanie tells her that Philip never got the blueprints back from Tony, now Tony is dead and so is the project but you don't care about that, do you? Daniel tells Kate and Lucas that Philip just needed a few stitches. Kate assumes he reported Nicole's death as an accident. No he didn't. There won't be any charges filed because of Nicole. He walks aways and Lucas comments that he seems to know what he's doing. Kate - you don't know the half of it. (Insert park kiss flashback). Kate suggests that he go home and find out what's going on with Chloe. He asks her if she wants it to be - a boy or a girl. Kate doesn't think this is anything to be happy about. Lucas knows it's a little fast but they want their own baby. Kate thinks that would be a big mistake. Philip and Stephanie are in an exam room - he asks if his mother is still out there. She is. He doesn't want to go home and he doesn't want to get the third degree from his mother. That's what Stephanie thought that's why he's coming with her.
Lucas tells Kate she doesn't have a say in this. All she is saying is that he has his hands full with Allie and Will. Lucas says either Chloe is or isn't pregnant - they're way past the decision stage. She thinks that if Chloe isn't pregnant the two of them need to be a lot more careful. Lucas isn't talking about this with her. She has business to discuss with him. She reminds him of that TV show they talked about - she asked Chloe to be the host. It would give her a career. Lucas says - and then we'll all work together. She could take the job whether she's pregnant or not. Lucas is going to leave. Kate wants him to call as soon as he knows. He'll call her at the appropriate time.
Brady Pub - Part 2: Chelsea talks to Max about Stephanie - she's worried about her and Philip. He's very driven and she worries sometimes that Stephanie is in over her head. She sees the things he does and she yells at him and then leaves him and then goes back to him. When she was talking to her earlier and she found out Melanie was coming over she got very protective of Philip - she didn't want Melanie anywhere near him. Melanie returns and she doesn't look happy. It was awful - the project is over Max. It's done, they're done - they have nothing. This was all her fault. Max says no - she was dealing with some pretty intense people. Melanie scoffs - EJ tried to warn me, you tried to warn me but I wouldn't listen and now Tony's dead. And everything she bought was on sale - she can't return any of it.
Stephanie & Chelsea's apt: Philip is impressed with their place - it's nice. Stephanie thinks maybe they should call his mom so she doesn't worry. He'll call her in the morning. He thanks her. 12 hours ago the project was the most important thing in his life and now it seems so worthless. He was wrong about everything and she was right. Stephanie thinks he should get some rest. He doesn't know if he can. She tells him she'll make up the couch and she'll sit there until he falls asleep. He tells her that tonight at the hospital there was Victor and Stefano - two of the most powerful men he'll probably ever know and neither one of them could do anything. They had no control - no one did. Stephanie says and neither did he but the difference is he can accept that. He doesn't have to be like them - he won't. Philip - maybe I already am. Stephanie watches Philip toss and turn in his sleep. Philip is dreaming of the accident - he wakes up with a start. Stephanie tells him it's okay - it was just a nightmare. Philip says nightmares are things you imagine - this happened. Tony did die. Stephanie tells him it wasn't his fault. Philip - it sure feels like it was.
Horton cabin - Part 2: Lucas returns and Chloe tells him she took two tests - she's not pregnant. Lucas says not right now - they'll try again. They will have a baby of their own soon. His cell rings - it's his mom. Chloe tells him to tell her. Lucas answers - she's not pregnant - are you happy now. No but now they know she's not pregnant she has to get a checkup - they have to know why she hasn't been feeling well. Lucas tells Chloe she's going to see a doctor and find out why she hasn't been feeling well. Plus she has to being feeling better to start that new job she got. His mom told him about it - even though he was mad at her he thought it was a great idea. She'll do a great job and they'll be working together. He really wants her to do it. Chloe will call Kate tomorrow and tell her she's taking the job.
Hospital - Part 3: Kate finishes her call to Lucas and then sees Daniel. She pretends she's still talking to Lucas making sure Daniel can hear her. Is Chloe sure because those pregnancy tests aren't always accurate - she won't tell anyone. This gives Daniel an opportunity to flash back to having sex with Chloe. He approaches Kate - he couldn't help but overhear - Chloe's pregnant? Kate pretends to be shocked that her voice was so loud - no, she isn't pregnant. He looks relieved. Dan was just worried about her carrying a baby until they know she's completely called. Kate thinks it's so sweet of him to worry when he's no longer Chloe's doctor. Daniel asks her why she is there. She's waiting for Philip. He tells her that Philip was released a while ago. Kate is frustrated about him not saying goodbye - she gives Daniel a sob story about what a rough day it's been. Lucas is mad at her and this thing happened with Philip. He tells her to take it easy. She tells him she hasn't been getting any sleep - maybe if she'd had her rest she could cope better. When he asks she tells him she hasn't slept for weeks - maybe he could give her a prescription. Daniel will do that. He hands her the prescription - it's not renewable - he wants to see how she reacts to them. This is just a stop gap measure to break the cycle and then they can talk about other therapies. She looks at the prescription - is there some kind of bad handwriting class doctor's take in medical school because she can not read his signature. He tells her they can read it in the pharmacy and that is all that counts. She tells him he's right.
Preview: Bo to Roman - Until I tell you otherwise stay away from my wife. Sami to Sister Theresa - I don't have doubts. Having EJ out of my life for good would be a blessing. Nicole to Brady - You think this is a good thing, don't you? Brady - Yeah. Stefano to EJ - One day you'll know who Nicole really is and you'll be a broken man.
Friday Apr 4
Brady Pub - Part 1: Bo is on his cell when Hope enters the pub. He tells her that they just ruled Tony's death as accidental. Roman comes in and commends them both on their work last night. Hope tells him that Philip isn't going to be charged. While she's talking Bo has his flashback again. Roman comments that Victor will be relieved and Bo too ... he notices that Bo has zoned out. Roman is talking to Bo - he tells him he's a lucky man. His wife is an amazing woman. What they have together ... Bo interrupts - don't tell me what I have. He wants Roman to do him a favour no questions asked. Roman agrees. Bo - Until I tell you otherwise stay away from my wife. Roman says you are my brother and I love you, if something is wrong ... Bo says no, nothing. Roman says okay.
Java Cafe - Part 1: Mia joins Will and tells him she registered for school today. She starts classes next week. Will thinks that is great. Mia notices that he looks kind of bummed right now. He's in a weird mood - he's trying to wrap his head around something his mom did. She adopted a baby and brought her home last night. Will says the bottom line is that her kids need her right now - he means the little ones - and this just throws everything off. Mia is sure his mother had a good reason. Will scoffs - his mother doesn't need a good reason to do anything. Mia asks him what his baby sister looks like. He shrugs - he wasn't paying any attention. Mia tells him he can't act like that - you can't like you don't care, she'll know. Will says she won't know, she's a baby. Mia tells him babies have feelings - they can sense things. She wants him to promise her that whatever happens he'll be good to that little girl. They're family now and nothing is more important than that. Will says she's right. Mia - you have to love her - you just have to. Will says he will take care of the new baby - it was just so sudden and unexpected - he wasn't ready for it. Mia - you don't get to plan everything that happens in life. That's not the way it works. Will has a free period now. He'll go and see the baby if she comes with him.
Sami's place: Sr T tells Sami she didn't come here just to see Grace - she needs to talk to her about what she is doing - hiding the truth from Grace's father. Sami tells Sr T the adoption story worked and thanks her for her concern but Grace's father is never going to find out about her. She thinks if it was going to blow up in her face it would have happened already. Sr T will pray for her and Grace. Sami - You don't think it's going to work, do you? You still have doubts. Sr T - Don't you, Sami? Don't you have them too? Sami tells Sr T she just can't talk about this. Sr T didn't mean to upset her. Sami knows she didn't. Sr T tells her to think about what she said and leaves.
Will comes home and introduces Mia. Sami says we met - not officially - they just ran into each other - it's nice to meet her. She asks why they are out of school so early. Mia tells her she's not in school right now - she starts next week. Will has a free period. He thought he'd drop by and show Mia his new baby sister. Sami hugs him - that means a lot to her. Will asks if he can show Mia around the place. Sami says sure. Will asks if she has a plan on her phone to call Europe because he promised Aunt Carrie and Uncle Austin that he'd stay in touch. She doesn't but call them and she'll get a plan so he can call as often as he wants. While Will is giving Mia the tour Sami recalls changing Will's blood type on the hospital computer so that Austin wouldn't find out that Lucas was Will's father, not him. She looks at Grace and says I haven't learned. I just keep making the same mistakes. Will and Mia return - he asks where the twins are. Sami tells him they are with Grandma Caroline. She asks Will if he could stay with Grace for a little bit. Mia says of course they can. Will asks her what she has to do. She's going to talk to EJ about Johnny's preschool. He asks her if she doesn't think this can wait. No she doesn't. Mia stands back from the cradle - Will tells her she can come closely - he's pretty sure she doesn't bite. Grace starts crying so Will tells her to stop crying. Mia doesn't think that will work - she tells him to rock the cradle - he does but much too quickly. Mia takes over and Grace settles down and smiles at her. When she starts fussing again - Mia gives Will a rattle for her to play with. When she won't take it she tells Will he's going to have to pick her up. He picks up Grace and she stops crying - Will asks Mia if she'd like to hold her.
DiMera mansion - Part 1: Stefano is grieving Tony's absence and the fact that now they don't even have anything to remember him by. He rants about Tony's miserable wife being so cruel by saying he had something to do with his son's death. He complains that the bitch had no right to walk away with Tony's ashes. EJ tells him that she's upset - they're all upset. EJ tries to calm him down but Stefano jumps in - is he saying this isn't the time to mourn his own son. To want to avenge his son's death. His son is dead and that bastard Philip Kiriakis is walking around a free man all because of that traitorous whore that he is going to marry. EJ won't allow him to speak about her like that in this house. EJ reminds him that he told him that he was so happy he had found someone to love, someone who gave him another precious heir. He goes on to say that all Nicole ever wanted was to be loved and accepted by this family. She was good to you, patient with you and you didn't even have the decency to tolerate her. Was he trying to punish him? Stefano wants to think about the son he just lost not EJ. EJ says fine - don't worry about us getting married here. We'll exchange our vows someplace else. Stefano - Great! EJ returns from checking on Sydney. Stefano gets a call from Italy. He tells the person to hold - he gets up to leave the room but before he exits he tells EJ - One day Elvis, one day you will think as I do and when you do you will know who Nicole really is and you'll be a broken man.
Waterfront: Nicole returns to the place Tony fell. Brady meets her there. She tells him that Philip is going to cooperate. She told the truth - Tony's death was an accident and whatever Philip saw or overheard between them - he's agreed not to say anything. Brady murmurs - so we're all good then? He doesn't think her response is very convincing so she asks him if he thinks she has a guilty conscience. Whatever ill she wished Tony she had nothing to do with his death. Brady wants to know why she is upset then. Nicole fears that she may have killed her future with EJ. Brady just thinks EJ is in shock and grieving ... when he calms down ... Nicole jumps in - his brother died a tragic death - how calm will he ever be again? His death will always be on his mind and Stefano is never going to stop thinking that she was involved. Brady - so you're saying this changes things between you and EJ forever? Nicole thinks EJ will always see her connected to his brother's death. Why would he want to marry her now? She wonders why Brady isn't saying anything. She realises that he thinks this is a good thing. Yeah he does - he thinks it's for the best. She knows how he feels about the lies and deception - what does she want him to say? Nicole thought maybe he'd feel sorry for her because her life is falling apart and she may lose the man she loves. Brady thinks she is in pain all the time. If she wants to marry EJ he hopes it happens - he wishes her luck. She accuses him of being a jerk now. She doesn't need luck - what she needs is for yesterday to never have happened - she needs things to be different. He can see that she loves EJ - he just hopes that it's worth it. He walks away.
Kiriakis mansion: Kate pulls out some very thin paper and starts tracing Daniel's signature off of the prescription he gave her. Kate keeps practicing and throwing away papers and starting again. She's got it - perfect, impossible to tell the difference. She gets a call from Chloe - does she want to talk about that job she offered her. She's free today. Kate says there is something she has to do and she'll call her after lunch. Kate calls up Chelsea - after the small talk she arranges to meet her for lunch and then Chelsea can give her tour around the hospital.
Hospital - Part 1: Chloe arrives for her appointment and asks if the nurse knows who her doctor referred her to - he didn't say who it was. Daniel walks in and the nurse tells Chloe she's looking at him. Dan tells Chloe he tried to find someone else to treat but the closest doctor that is qualifed is in Maywood. Chloe comments that is over a hundred miles aways from her. This will be fine. The nurse says the exam room is ready. Chloe waits for Dr Dan to come into the exam room and uses this time to recall having sex with him. The exam is complete - everything looks good. Her blood test results will be a few hours. He's going to leave when she stops him - she apologises for seeming reluctant to have him as her doctor - it's fine. She's glad they've moved on. So is he. She hopes he is okay. Why wouldn't he be? She knows she hurt him. He says she was part of Lucas's life and step-mom to his little girl - he never should have interfered with that. Chloe reminds that he said it was beyond his control - he couldn't stay away. Dan says that was a weak thing to say and feel. He had choices and he made the wrong ones. That's just the way it is but he's learned from it. What he put her through and himself through - he will never do again to anyone. He's changed - he's not the same man. All he wants for her now is for her to have a long and happy life with Lucas. Chloe asks him what he wants for himself - doesn't he deserved to be loved and have a happy life. He doesn't think in terms of deserving - he doesn't think life works like that. But yes he'd like to love and be loved by somebody and maybe someday that will happen again. Chloe is sure it will.
DiMera mansion - Part 2: Nicole returns she asks if Sydney is asleep and if it's just him. EJ says he's upstairs. Nicole knows his father doesn't want her around right now or ever - she assumes he hasn't changed his mind about what she's done. He hasn't. Nicole - what about you? Does he still think she hasn't lived up to the DiMera code - that she should have sent an innocent man to prison. EJ thinks that she knows that Philip Kiriakis is not innocent. He thinks there was a reason she was at that pier - it's too much of a coincidence. Nicole turns on the tears so EJ asks if she is going to play the victim now. It just pains her that he has no faith in her. EJ tells her that he'd like to be alone now. Before she leaves she needs to know if the wedding is still off. He doesn't want to cancel the wedding. Nicole wasn't expecting that answer. Stefano stands in the doorway and listens as EJ says Sydney is their child. She's the most important thing and he thinks this is what's best for her. Nicole - so this about is about Sydney. She's not surprised by that because Sydney is the most important. EJ says - And if in time we're able to get past the tragedy of my brother's death and the differences we have over Philip Kiriakis's involvement then maybe they'll be able to move on, reconcile things. For now they have to do the responsible thing and the responsible thing for their child is to get married. Nicole asks Stefano if he can accept what EJ wants. Will he give them his blessing.
Stefano claims that after hearing how eloquently his son framed his thoughts it lessened the hardness of his heart. Sydney is his granddaughter and you are her mother and we are family. He won't turn his back on her. Nicole thanks him. Stefano tells them to go ahead with their wedding plans with his blessing. It's just EJ and Stefano now - EJ thanks him for reaching out to Nicole. Stefano says perhaps he's seeing things a little clearer and he believes Nicole told the truth as she sees it. EJ does too. Stefano will never believe that Tony's death was an accident. A time will come when they know what actually happened and when that time comes Philip and his whole family will pay dearly for Tony's death. Antony is gone and nothing will ever bring him back so he thinks they should focus on EJ's wedding. Forge ahead with courage and not let this tragedy mar such a joyful occasion. EJ says Tony wouldn't want that. Stefano won't let it happen - he won't let anything intefere with Elvis's happiness.
Java Cafe - Part 2: Sami tells Bo she called his office and they said he was here - she hopes he doesn't mind. She needs to talk to him - it's about something she thinks he'll understand better than anyone. Sami wants his take on something that happened a long time ago. Does he remember when Will was little and he thought Austin was his dad for a long time because she let him think that. Bo remembers. Sami says he's known who his real father is for years now and he's a teenager and everything - does Bo think that lie has lasting damage for him? Bo asks her if she asked Will that. No, it would only hurt him and anyway she thinks he'd say no, it's cool. Bo thinks she is right about that. That's why she wanted to talk to him. He knows what she's talking about and she knows he'll be honest with her. She's worried about the pain she caused him, not knowing who his father really was ... she wonders if he'll ever get over it. Do you think he will? Bo - No, Sami I don't. Sami - And Grandma kept that lie going for years. Bo - She did what she thought was best, you're right. Sami - Because she thought you deserved better than Victor. She wanted you to have a good life, a good father. Bo - Good, bad, right or wrong a lie is a lie. Bo gets a call. Sami pulls out a picture of Grace - she can't do this. She can't hurt her like she hurt Will. She's going to do the right thing - damn the consequences. She gets up to leave and sees the newspaper headline about Tony's death. She asks Bo if Tony DiMera is dead. Bo - you didn't know? Sami - I have to go see EJ.
Brady Pub - Part 2: Hope comes back and sits next to Roman at the bar. He thought she was going to be on a case for the rest of the day. Unfortunately it was a false lead so she thought she'd stop in for one of Caroline's burgers. Roman says he can't say - there's something he needs to do. Hope stops him from leaving - his leaving like this so suddenly, it's not because he has something to do, it's because of Bo. Bo said something to him, didn't he. Roman insists that they're fine, Bo's fine - he's just in a hurry - he leaves.
Hospital - Part 2: Nicole arrives with Sydney. She tells Dr. Dan that her pediatrician moved to Chicago - does he know who is replacing him. Dr Dan says here he comes now. Dr. Baker sees Nicole and says well, well, just like old times.
Preview: Nicole to Dr. Baker - I will drag your sorry ass in front of the hospital board and I will have your job in the blink of an eye. Will to Mia - What's wrong? Mia (holding Grace) - It's just holding her, I never want to let her go. Sami to EJ - There's something I want to tell you about Grace. Philip (Stephanie is next to him)to Stefano - I'm not to blame. The person to blame is his father.
Monday Apr 6
Hospital: Dr. Baker explains to Nicole that his job offer in Detroit fell through. She calls him a bastard. He doesn't understand her hostility. She should be happy that now Sydney will have a doctor that knows everything about her. Nicole says this is her worst nightmare. Dr Baker disagrees - that would be Sami Brady finding out you stole her baby. How's that going for her? Nicole appreciates everything he did for her and now it's time for him to leave. They're done. He laughs. She tells him he needs to leave town. He can't do that - great job, good income. She assumes he came back to blackmail her. He points out he hasn't asked her for anything but it's nice to know if he were ever in need he has an old pal that would help out. Nicole hisses - you're not getting a dime from me. Dr. Baker tells her she always did think small. Nicole thinks he's here because he's gambling. He's going to meetings - he's got it under control. As for money he's fine. Nicole doesn't think that will last long and then he'll come sniffing around to get money from her. He quotes the bible - 'all things are possible'. Nicole threatens him - if he starts blackmailing her again she will drag his sorry ass in front of the hospital board and she will have his licence and his job in the blink of an eye. Dr Baker has the best line of the year so far - 'You know Ms Walker, sometimes you are so smart and so sly you scare the hell out of me. But other times you are just an idiot' - he laughs at her.
He tells her to think about this. Before she had no husband, no baby she took great risks to get what she wanted. When she threatened him he had to listen - she was scary because she had nothing to lose. Now she got what she wanted he knows that she'll go down if he loses so her threats are nothing but hot air. If she tells that he traded babies he'll tell that she lost hers. If she tells that he tried to blackmail her he'll tell that she switched the babies. She tells him to shut up. He can be as a quiet as mouse depending on the understanding they have. He looks at the baby - she's beautiful - she looks exactly like her mother. Nicole calls him a bastard. He shrugs - he can be but he can also be her best friend - so no more threats? Nicole says fine but she fires him as her daughter's doctor. He tells her she might want to reconsider that - what would happen if Sydney got sick and the hospital needed a blood sample from the mother - Sami is the mother. Nicole declares that she would handle it. She tells him that when she comes to the hospital to make himself scarce - she doesn't want him anywhere near her. He mentions that Mia is back in town. He tells her to focus on what is important. What if Mia finds out that you switched her baby with Sami's. How will that poor girl feel when she finds out you didn't want her baby and tossed it aside because you wanted Sami's baby. Dr. Baker - You played God with Mia's life, you played God with Sami's life just to get your way. Nicole declares that Mia won't find out. Dr. Baker hopes so for both their sakes because if Mia finds out that Nicole is raising Sami's daughter and Sami is raising her daughter she's going to be upset.
Sami's place: Mia recalls giving birth and tells Will she can't take the baby. It's just when you hold a baby you start getting feelings that were never there before. Will surmises she's been around babies before. Yeah - sort of. Will asks if she has brothers or sisters. No. She says Grace is lucky because she's adopted. Adopted babies are wanted and they get a lot of extra love. Will asks if she was adopted. No she wasn't but she had a good friend that was. Her adoptive parents were really good to her but she always wondered who her real parents were. She was sad and lonely all the time - even though she didn't know her real mom she still missed her. Mia thinks that what his mom did was really awesome. Will is starting to think so too - he realises he was being kind of jerk. Mia decides she will hold Grace. Mia enjoys holding Grace - it feels so good she never wants to let her go. Will mentions that Grace needs a diaper change. Mia will do it but her cell rings. It's Nicole - she wants her to meet her on the pier. Mia tells her she's busy but Nicole demands that she get unbusy and be there. She tells Will she has to go - she'll see him in school. Will holds Grace and tells her she's not half bad, not half bad at all.
Brady Pub: Stephanie greets Philip - he's okay. Stefano walks in and seethes when he sees Philip. Stephanie tells Stefano she is sorry about his son - it was a terrible accident. She read in the paper that Philip wasn't responsible. Stefano doesn't always believe what he reads in the newspaper. Philip - no one is saying you shouldn't be pissed about what happened, dying to blame someone. Stefano says not someone - you. Philip tells him he doesn't get it - he's not to blame for Tony's death. The person to blame for Tony's death is his father - it's you. Stefano tells Philip that he killed his son and now you're trying to blame me. Stephanie thinks he should go. Stefano talks down to Stephanie and Philip threatens to cut out his tongue if he speaks like that to her again. Stephanie does feel what he's going through - she can't imagine losing a son. She will pray for him and Tony. Stefano says that is very nice of her. Philip tells Stefano despite what he must think he does feel really bad about what happened to Tony. Stefano - You have no idea how I feel and you should pray to God that you never do. He leaves.
Stephanie brings Philip some food - he should try and eat something. He tells her he's fine - how is she? She'd be fine if she wasn't worried about him. Philip keeps thinking about that look in Stefano's eyes. He hates the man's guts but to lose a son because he was trying to prove himself - he just wanted Stefano's love. Stephanie doubts that Stefano will ever see it that way. Philip - because he's the father not the son. Stephanie says yes his dad is way to hard on him but she knows he loves him unconditionally. Philip says but I was never good enough to run Titan. In his eyes he was never a success, never was, never could be. Stephanie says that's because he wanted you to be a clone of him but you were your own man. Philip says yeah but he got fired - that's a failure. The way Stephanie sees it Victor set him free. From what Philip told her his dad doesn't blame Philip for trying to get the blueprints back from Tony, he blames himself. Philip almost fell over when he apologised to him. However Philip still thinks he's a loser in his dad's eyes. Stephanie still feels that Victor gave him his freedom - he's in control of his whole life so what's he going to do. He says let's go - I'll show you.
DiMera mansion: EJ answers the door to Sami. She just heard about Tony - she's sorry - hug. EJ apologises - he's a mess right now. Sami knows that he and Tony didn't always get along but to have him go so suddenly ... EJ says yes ... you wish you could have some kind of warning. He wasn't very kind to Tony the past few weeks. Tony felt very threatened by his relationship with Father. Sami asks if Tony had a reason to feel threatened. EJ says father made him head of DiMera Enterprises. It troubles him greatly that Tony died thinking that neither he nor Father respected him. Sami claims that Tony knew he loved him. EJ isn't sure about that. Sami tells him not to beat himself up - he thought he had time. EJ was just thinking before she came about how quiet the house is. Just knowing that Tony is never coming back makes these walls seem empty. Sami asks how his father handled the memorial service this morning. He got through it - barely. Sami says it's always hard to say goodbye. She has something that might make him feel better.
Sami had Caroline drop Johnny off - he can spend the night. Johnny is off for a nap now. Sami talks about what a good dad he is - Johnny never stops talking about him. EJ says tonight he just wants to be around people he loves - he thanks her. Sami knows what he's talking about - when times are tough you just want family around you. EJ says going through this has helped him understand why she adopted her baby. He didn't think she should adopt Grace but since this happened with Tony he's been feeling this extraordinary sense of emptiness. It occurred to him that she must have felt the same way while she was in the Witness Protection program. She did. EJ says so this baby comes to an orphanage and she needs you as much as you need her. He tells her she is a loving and caring person and a wonderful mother. She tells him he's a really great dad and because he's such a good dad there's something she wants to tell him about Grace. She doesn't want this ability to talk to each other openly to change. She's hoping that he's not a resentful person. Stefano comes storming in - he just saw Philip Kiriakis free as a bird with his bimbo living his life when he should be dead!
EJ lets Stefano know they have a guest so they should have this conversation later. Sami says later - what - you're going to plan how you're going to kill Philip? The police cleared him, it wasn't murder. Stefano insists it was. EJ tries to get him to stop talking but to no avail. Stefano scoffs the police - who are they? Your father, your uncle - if the Brady's want to stick up for the Kiriakis family, fine. We DiMera's will look after their own. Sami reminds him that a future DiMera cleared Philip - she was a witness. EJ doesn't want to talk about Nicole's role in this. Sami is just saying it's wrong to accuse someone of murder when they didn't do it - she knows all about that. Stefano is sorry he interrupted - he'll leave them alone. After he leaves EJ shrugs - what do you want me to tell you - he's my father. What did she want to tell him about Grace? She's glad he appreciates why she adopted her. She adds that she's a Brady which makes Grace a Brady and his father has yet another reason to hate her family. The bottom line is that she wants to make it clear that their families start keeping their distance. EJ says what his father said was harsh. Sami means it. EJ says she can't just cut all ties especially the ties between them - they have a history together. When it comes to Grace ... Sami jumps in - No, you have nothing to do with Grace. EJ doesn't know what just happened but she suddenly stopped making any sense at all. They have very close ties because of Johnny. Sami says because of Johnny - nothing else. EJ points out there's his sister Allie, that's another tie and Grace is also Johnny's sister. Sami says no, Grace is out of this. EJ says no but Sami says Grace has nothing to do this with this. She has to go and she's changed her mind Johnny can't spend the night. She rushes up the stairs as EJ asks for an explanation - why? Can you give me answer? He watches her go up the stairs and says 'No answer'.
Kiriakis mansion: Philip tells Stephanie that no one is home and Henderson has the day off. She still doesn't know what they're doing there. He steers her towards the stairs - he'll show her. They're back downstairs - Philip leaves a note for his dad. He has to get out of this house. He tells Stephanie that she saw him through the worst part of it the last few months - how did he get so lucky. She tells him not to forget who loves him. They kiss and then leave. She teases him about all the stuff he's taking.
Waterfront: Nicole tells Mia that Tony DiMera is dead - it was a horrible accident. He's out of the picture. Mia says now he's not a problem for her anymore. Nicole says they have another problem - Dr. Baker is in Salem working at University Hospital. Did she tell him she was here? Mia says no - she hasn't seen him since she had the baby. Nicole says that man is not to be trusted - everything has to be kept a secret so she needs to do everything that she tells her to - understood. First Nicole wants Mia to admit that she came back to Salem for the baby, didn't she? Mia says kind of but she's already promised to stay away from Sydney. Nicole doesn't think she can keep that promise - she brings up the fact Mia told Tony. She then whines that she is a good mother (good mother? Where did she dump Sydney in order to browbeat Mia into doing what she wants?). She's going to lay down some rules for Mia to follow - if she breaks them she will be hurting Sydney, is she ready for that? Stay away from Dr. Baker, don't talk to him, nothing. She can't ever come to the house - she will destroy Sydney and ruin her life. She has to stand up for her (Nicole) - no questions, no hesitations. And she can't ever come near her or anyone connected to her. Mia thinks those are a lot of rules. Nicole tells her if she doesn't like them she can leave Salem which she tries to browbeat Mia into doing. Mia stands her ground - she's going to school in Salem - she wants to finish high school - she's staying.
Stephanie's apt: Stephanie asks Phil who he's calling. He's looking for an apartment. She tells him he can stay there as long as he likes. He doesn't think that's a good idea. She asks him why. He says she's living there with Chelsea and Chelsea is with Max - what if they meet at the fridge in the middle of the night. Stephanie says who cares - he can handle it. Philip replies that Chelsea might not be able to. Stephanie - so she can have a house guest and I can't. If she says he can stay, he can - she kisses him. She tells him to move his stuff into her bedroom. They banter back and forth and kiss.
Docks: Stefano crosses the police tape barrier and sits next to the broken pallet stained with Tony's blood and cries for his son.
Preview: Melanie to a patient (as Nurse Maxine watches and listens) - I just love catering to old men who have so much ear hair you could braid it. (Some food comes flying at her - LOL!). Kate (on her cell) to Victor - He left you and you can't take it. Stefano (still at the docks) - He spilled your blood Antony and now I'm going to spill his. Philip to Stephanie - She was trying to warn you against me. Maybe she was right.
Tuesday Apr 7
Stephanie's apt - Part 1: Philip and Stephanie are engaged in a heavy make-out session on the couch. Philip worries that Chelsea might walk in on them. Stephanie reassures him that they have the place to themselves and the kissing resumes. Chelsea opens the door and sees Philip and Stephanie making out on the couch so she quickly shuts the door and rings the doorbell. Philip apologises and takes the blame - he got a little carried away. Stephanie says she should have put a tie on the door. Chelsea - or taken it to your bedroom. Chelsea heads to her room leaving Stephanie mumbling - what's her problem? Philip - it's me. Stephanie tells Chelsea because Philip is going through a really hard time right now she told him he could stay here. She knows she should have asked first - she doesn't want Chelsea to be mad. Chelsea is worried because Philip is going through a really hard time and she knows they have a complicated history. Chelsea stops - it's her life
and she's perfectly capable of making her own decisions. She tells Stephanie not to rush into anything. She leaves. Philip surmises that Chelsea was trying to warn her against him - maybe she was right. Philip has a shirt off now and they're back on the couch. Philip stops and gets up - maybe it's best that he leave. He's not her responsibility. She says no - he's the man she loves - she kisses him. She wants this - she wants him - she pushes him on to the chair and starts kissing his neck. Philip holds her back when he sees the newspaper and Tony's picture.
Stephanie sees what he's looking at and says they don't have to do this right now. Philip tells her that his life is not something she wants to be a part of. She knows he's upset and feels guilty about Tony - yes, she does want to share that with him. Tony's death was terrible but he's not pretending it wasn't - he's not covering it with that business is business crap his dad fed him for so long. Philip admits his father's philosophy isn't very comforting today. Stephanie says when she heard what happened the first thing she thought was 'I have to get to Philip. Then when she saw him at the hospital alone she was furious with his Dad for leaving him there but she was also relieved. It allowed Philip to really deal with what's going on. His dad is just so ... so ... Philip - Victor? Stephanie feels that right now she is with the real Philip - the one she fell in love with - the one who thinks about what's right and what's wrong. Philip isn't sure that's the real him but he's glad she thinks it is. She believes it is. They kiss.
Horton cabin: Chloe tells Kate that she doesn't think she can do this. The subject of her first interview is composting. The audience will know that she doesn't know anything about it or have any interest in it. Kate thinks she underestimates her ability to fool people. Chloe - what? Kate covers - she was talking about Chloe's stage presence. She has self-confidence and is very sure of herself. Chloe denies that - she tells Kate this is moving so fast - she doesn't know where to start - her first guest is a real sweetheart. Maggie knocks on the door - she has a wedding gift for Mrs. Horton. Kate's cell rings - it's Victor. He wants to know if she's spoken to Philip. No - she's going to wait for Philip to come to her. He tells her she might be waiting a long time. She wants to know if there's a reason for the call - she's in the middle of a strategy session. Victor gripes that her whole life is a strategy session. He thought she'd like to know that Philip has moved out. He left him a note. Kate asks if he is surprised by that. He's concerned. Kate doesn't think he was too concerned when he left him alone at the hospital. Victor was trying to do damage control on what he'd done. Kate disagrees - he was taking care of business and making it clear to Philip what his priorities are. Victor argues that he was there as long as he was needed. Kate says he stayed long enough to find out if Philip was going to be arrested and embarrass him any further - then he left. Victor claims he was trying to save the family business. It must be wonderful for all of them to have him to blame for everything. That boy has made one irrational, impulsive decision after the other and this time he didn't even have the ... equipment ... to tell me to my face that he was moving out. Kate sees what the problem is now - Philip left him and he can't take it.
After her call Kate lets Chloe know that Maggie is her first guest. She notices the gift - it's a bible. Maggie tells Chloe that if she reads what the bible says she will gain great strength and comfort from it. Kate gushes over the gift. Chloe brings the two women tea - she's never sure how long to let it sit. Kate tells her that tea 'steeps'. Chloe says she didn't know that - how is she supposed to host a show about Hearth & Home. Maggie comments that Chloe isn't sure about doing this - Kate said she really wanted to. Kate notices the time - she doesn't want to be late for her first day of volunteering at the hospital. Maggie - you're volunteering at the hospital? Kate just wants to give back. Her parting shot to Chloe - the camera adds pounds so no horizontal stripes. Chloe tries to get Kate to stop but she breezes out. Maggie mutters - that woman sure can build confidence. Chloe tells Maggie she's doesn't know why Kate wants her to do this and it's moving so fast. Maggie says and it doesn't give you much time for a honeymoon either - maybe that's the point. Chloe doesn't understand Kate. Sometimes she's so nice but it feels really fake - like she doesn't really like me. She asks Maggie if she told Kate. Maggie hasn't told anyone and she wouldn't tell Kate in a million years. If she knew you would know she knew. Chloe asks Maggie when they can meet again - she has her PDA out and Maggie notices she has an appointment with Daniel - she lied to her - she said she was never going to see him again. Chloe tells her she has no choice - he's her doctor again. Maggie - you can't possibly think this is a good idea. Chloe claims he's the only one qualified to treat her - he tried to get her another doctor but there was no one else in the area. She already had an appointment with him - he was completely professional. Maggie asks if she is alright. She is. Chloe swears on the bible that she and Daniel are over - she just wants to be a good wife to Lucas. Maggie - you must be so sick and tired of me butting into your business. Chloe knows that she loves Lucas and she's watching out for him. Maggie says and you too - she wants them both to be happy. Chloe says they are and they will be - all their problems are in the past.
Docks - Part 1: A cop comes along and starts removing the crime scene tape. Stefano tells him to stop - his son was murdered here and the investigation hasn't even started. The cop tells him the death was ruled accidental. Stefano - He was murdered and that murderer Philip Kiriakis is going to pay for what he did here. Stefano walks around the crime scene muttering - he spilled your blood Antony and now I'm going to spill his. Stefano gets a call - where the hell have you been - I expected you to check in yesterday. (I'm assuming this is Wes Ramsay character's he's talking to - all we see is his face from the nose down.) Something came up - a whole battery of electronic geeks came and installed sophisticated surveillance - sophisticated enough that the entire Kiriakis mansion is key to a whole new system. Stefano - are you telling me you're shut down? He was for about two hours - his MIT education is once again yielding him some priceless divendends. Stefano knows what the price is - he's been lining his pockets for years. Is he to assume that he is up and running again? Back in business and better than ever - nothing that goes on in Chez Kiriakis will get past him. Stefano notices Victor approaching so he ends the conversation. Victor needs to speak to him. Stefano says not here - actually, not ever. Victor doesn't want to intrude - they can go somewhere else. Stefano - is there anywhere else where my son is not dead. Victor says no. He tells Stefano he knows him - he knows how he feels and thinks. Stefano - then you must be very, very worried. Victor - I am. A terrible thing happened here. Stefano says they both know what happened here - your son killed my son. Victor states that is was an accident but he knows that Stefano will never believe or accept that. Victor says they are also blame - they both know that. He asks Stefano to keep this between the two of them - leave the families out of it. Stefano tells him just now when he was looking at Antony's blood trying to deal with the rage and the grief I thought Victor Kiriakis is going to know how this feels - he's definitely going to know how this feels - it's inevitable.
Hospital: Melanie is at the nurse's station with Maxine when she sees Daniel. She asks Maxine who that is. Maxie - that is Dr don't you go anywhere near him. Melanie prances over to Dan and introduces herself - if he needs anything just ask her and she'll see what she can do for him. Dr. Dan thinks she reports to Maxine - he walks away. Melanie tells Maxine she was trying to be friendly. Maxine tells her lunch service is about to start - wash your hands, change your attitude and be back here in five minutes. Melanie grumbles - what did I do to deserve this? She sees the picture of Tony on the front page of the newspaper - oh yeah, this. A female doctor hands Dr. Dan a boy's test results - Dr. Dan is thrilled with the results. He asks her if she wants to come with him to give the family the good news. No but she'd like to take him to dinner tonight to celebrate. Dr Dan will check the rotation ... she says - to figure out a nice way to say no? Melanie is walking out of a patient's room - I didn't know. The guy complains that he's said over and over - no creamed vegetables. Melanie says this is my first day. The patient - her last if he has anything to say. Melanie sarcastically replies - Oh please no. No, don't take this wonderful opportunity away from me. I just love catering to old men that have so much ear hair you can braid it. The patient throws his creamed kale at her.
The female doctor returns - Daniel is sorry - he has three pediatric patients and no senior staff to cover. Some other time. She says - I'm not holding my breath. Chelsea arrives and sees Melanie - you don't work here now do you? She's aware of the duties here and the pay and the hours, right? Melanie - they suck but this was the only job she could get in this whole town and that's because Maggie lied and said she'd work really hard. Chelsea preaches - then you will work really hard. Melanie just had some guy throw creamed vegetables at her - that she can handle, what she can't handle is bonding with her - she walks away. Dan sees Kate and asks her what she is doing there. She tells him she's there to do volunteer work. He asks if she had a reaction to the pills he gave her. She did - she fell asleep which was just what she needed after everything that happened last night. Starting volunteer work will take her mind off of the mess her life has become. Daniel gets paged - before he leaves he tells her that she doesn't look like her life's a mess - looks like the pills worked. As he walks away she mutters - not yet but they will. Chelsea joins Kate - she's kind of surprised that she's here after what happened. Kate says the family is keeping her at arm's length ... she heard Chelsea got a new roommate. She asks Chelsea if she's seen him because she hasn't talked to him. Chelsea thinks he's going to be okay - she notices Kate staring at Dan - what's going on.
Is Daniel the real reason she's doing this volunteer thing? Does she think breaking up with him was a mistake? Kate thinks she is keeping Chelsea from her work. She tells Chelsea she'll meet her later for lunch. Chelsea utters - poor Daniel, I don't think he knows what's coming. As she leaves Kate says - he has no idea what's coming. She has a fantasy that has Chloe on the floor of the cabin dying after ingesting the poison - Daniel is tied to a chair forced to watch as Kate drinks a martini and taunts them both. The last thing she says to a dying Chloe - anything special for your funeral - how about Mimi's aria - Sluts Always Die Coughing. You hurt my son ... at the end of the fantasy she mutters 'and you're going to pay for that'. Maggie is grumbling to herself as she makes a bed. Maggie tells her she has to remake the bed until she gets it right - she either deals with her or Maxine. Melanie chooses Maggie. As Maggie is showing her to make those hospital corners Melanie asks her if Dr. Jonas has a girlfriend and how much money he makes. Kate watches as Maxine gives Melanie a tray to take to room 612 - she puts the keys to the medicine cart on the tray. Kate deliberately trips Melanie and pockets the keys. Melanie walks away and Chelsea enters - Kate complains about Melanie. Does Chelsea know her? She does and she tells Kate she knows her too. She's the one that double-crossed Philip. Chelsea thinks Melanie should be very afraid of Kate - nobody messes around with your kids, right? After she walks away Kate utters 'and lives to tell about it.' Stefano arrives and Kate asks why he's there. He came to pick up Antony's death certificate. Kate tells him she's very sorry - she loved Tony. Philip is beside himself. Stefano - Philip is alive - cherish that Kate. She does. Stefano - Life as we have learned time and time again is only temporary. Kate is about to open the medicine cabinet when Melanie comes along and says only employees can open it - she's going to call security. Kate claims that Melanie is the one that left the key there where anyone could get it. Melanie wants to know who she is. When she finds out she Kate Roberts she says please don't tell them I did something so stupid. Kate says they'll pretend it never happened. Melanie asks for the keys so she can put them away - Kate hands them over.
Stephanie's apt - Part 2: Stephanie and Philip are kissing when Victor knocks on the door calling out that he needs to talk to Philip. Philip opens the door. Victor has something he needs to say - Philip, I'm sorry. He put to much pressure on him - he gave him an impossible task. He knows he can't change overnight but he's going to try and be a better father. Philip thinks he did okay. Victor says no this was all wrong and it has to fixed. Come home, come back to Titan, come back to the family. Victor signifies that he'd like to come in and Stephanie gives Philip the ok. Stephanie heads into her bedroom. Victor comments to Philip that she's a very tactful young lady. Philip agrees. He tells Victor that she doesn't have a very high opinion of him. Victor - than she's a smart one too. Victor knows he doesn't have a good track record when it comes to keeping his word - he needs Philip to take a leap of faith. Philip knows he wants change - he just doesn't know why. Victor says he saw Stefano down at the pier today. He wants Philip back because watching Stefano grieve - it hit him very hard that he might not always have the chance. Every man dreams of working side by side with his son - he had that dream and he was careless and arrogant. He'll change - they'll prepare him to take over. He wants Philip to think it over. Philip thinks he's scared. Victor - there's plenty to be scared about. He tells Philip to be very careful even if he doesn't come home. Philip asks him what Stefano said. Victor says nothing but Philip doesn't believe him. Victor tells him to talk to Stephanie and think about what he said - he leaves. As he's leaving Philip says I'm the one that should be sorry. Victor says there's plenty of blame to go around. Stephanie comes out of her room - what did you say? Philip answers - that I'll think about it. Stephanie - There's nothing to think about - you can't go back.
Brady Pub: Chloe is having lumch when Daniel walks in and joins her. She doesn't think this is a good idea. Daniel says they can do this - they're friends. Chloe protests and then apologises. She's in a bad mood and she's taking it out on him. She thinks she is paranoid. Kate is putting her on tv, Kate is going to make her a star but underneath it all she has this weird feeling that Kate is torturing her. Daniel tells her that before they eloped Kate asked him if there was something going between them. He thinks if Kate knew she wouldn't keep it from Lucas. She really doesn't know anything because if she did she would do something. Daniel brings up the fact that Chloe thought she was pregnant - she didn't tell him about it - would she have told him if she was pregnant. If it were his child - what would she have done. She didn't think about - she prayed she wasn't pregnant. Daniel wishes he would have known that she thought she was pregnant - she wouldn't have gone through it alone. Chloe tells him that he's not the guy that she goes through things with, Lucas is. Daniel gets up - he'll leave her alone. Chelsea comes in and asks if Kate has been here. When Chloe says no Chelsea says great, stood up by my grandmother. She's sure she had something important to do.
Docks - Part 2: Stefano is on his cell speaking in Italian - at the end of the conversation he says 'Philip Kiriakis.'
Preview: Philip to Stephanie - This is my family. This is who I am. Stephanie - Right, well then I guess this is goodbye. Rafe to Will - Nothing about your mother is simple Will. Nothing. Nicole to Sami - Sami, what's wrong? Why are you so upset? Sami to EJ - Do you want to tell her or should I? Dr. Baker to Mia - Have you seen your little girl since you got back to town?
Wednesday Apr 8
Stephanie's apt: Stephanie doesn't think Victor's apology means much. He said it just to get Philip to come back - when he does things will be just like they were before. Philip doesn't think anything will be like it was before. Stephanie concedes that Victor's apology may have been sincere but that doesn't mean he's going to change. She thinks Philip made a big step but he just made it. Philip asks her if she thinks he's not strong enough to deal with him. If he's going to move on it's not just about him; a lot of it is about her. He can't be with her if that means he's running away from his family. Stephanie says that's not what it means - it means he'll be standing up for himself. Philip knows she doesn't trust his father. She just wants him to be his own person. He wants that too. He wants her to understand that he feels he left a lot of unfinished business. He created this big mess and then bailed. Stephanie points out that his father fired him and kicked him out. Philip chalks that up to their Greek heritage. He tells her that there may be repercussions. He has to take responsibility for what he did. Stephanie - but it was an accident. Philip says he may not have gone there to kill him but he did go there wanting to harm him. She thinks it won't end until he stops playing the game. He tells her that this isn't a game it's his family; it's who he is. Stephanie - I guess this is goodbye. Philip asks if her if she knows how many times she's broken up with him - it's losing it's impact. It's akin to the little boy who cried wolf - he's starting not to believe her. She says maybe you'll believe me if I tell you to get the hell out of here - she opens the door. He'll go - he just wants her to know that he was just getting used to having her in his life. It hurts to think about her not being in his life. She cries - it hurts her too. He tells her not to do it then - they can work it out. She can't stand to see someone she loves turn into someone she doesn't even like all because of some stupid company and some family that's not even a family. She's tired of being his conscience, she just wants to be his girlfriend. Philip - it doesn't seem to be in the cards. She can't believe that after everything they've been through he's just going to give up on them. He grabs his stuff and tells her that if he could be the guy she wanted ... she gets that - she thinks she's known that from the beginning. He kisses her cheek and leaves. She sits on the couch and cries.
Chelsea comes home and asks what happened - she just saw Philip and he didn't even say hi. Stephanie tells her he's leaving for good. Chelsea asks what happened. His father happened - he came here to apologise and say he'll change but he only said that so Philip would go back home. Chelsea is sorry. Stephanie says don't be - she's facing reality. His family will always be much more important to him than she is. Chelsea asks if it's possible that Philip wanted her to get upset so she'd break up with him - maybe he's doing this for you. Stephanie doesn't see how Philip choosing his father over her is for her own good. Chelsea doesn't think he did that. She wants to know exactly what her grandfather said when he was there. Stephanie admits that she left them alone - she wanted Philip to stand up for himself. Stephanie asks her what she thinks Victor told him besides that's he sorry and wants him to come back. Chelsea honestly believes this is for the best - they had a lot of problems and Philip always made her unhappy. Now is the time for her to cut her loses. Stephanie says that's exactly what he told me - what are you not telling me? Chelsea thinks that Philip thinks she's better off without him. Can't she figure it out - Philip is trying to protect her. He thinks you'll be safer this way. Stephanie asks if she thinks Philip is in danger. Chelsea - I shouldn't have said anything. Stephanie - that's why his dad came here - that's what he said. Chelsea tells her they don't know that. No she does. Even before he talked to his father he was concerned about her. He didn't want her to have to go through what he was going through. Chelsea - maybe he's right. Stephanie - and I was really, really wrong.
Sami's place - Part 1: Mia calls - she finished the book he gave her to read. She could bring it over. Will says no - he's here with Allie and the baby. When he finds out she's at the Java Cafe he tells her that if she's going to be there for a while he'll come and meet her. He hears a key in the lock and thinks it's his mom so he hangs up. It's Rafe. He asks where Sami is and Will tells him she went to see EJ. Rafe starts barking out questions - and Will answers them all ending with the word 'sir'. Rafe apologises - he gets like that when he's worried about her. Will goes to watch Allie's movie with her. Will comes back - he can't watch the movie - he hates singing kittens. Rafe is unpacking some of the supplies he brought over. Will tells him that he changed Grace, gave her a bottle and she's asleep now. Rafe tells Will that for a long time where he worked you were either taking orders or giving orders and he knows he was a little harsh the other day. Will says it's fine. He comments that Rafe isn't happy she's at the DiMera's. Rafe shrugs - it's none of his business. Will knows that it's like the same thing with Grace - he just wants to know that she's okay. Rafe asks Will if it would bother him if he just hung out and waited for her to come home. Will - you mean would it bother me because of what I said the other day. Rafe gets it - he knows - this is your place. Will says he was being kind of jerk that day - he's sorry. Rafe tells him not to worry about - it's not like he doesn't know what it's like to be a jerk. Will tells him to have a seat and asks him if he wants a beer or something. Rafe says no. Will - so you must be pretty hung up on my mom, out buying her diapers and everything. Rafe denies that he's hung up on her. Will is sceptical - that's why he buys her groceries and gets mad when she visits her exes. He's not mad - he's worried about her. Maybe he'll have that beer now. Will comments - you don't like talking about her, do you. He doesn't - especially not with her kid. Will says maybe we should go back to you telling me how to live my life. Rafe - Wow, there's a lot of hurt in you, isn't there. He's sorry if Will has a problem with him. Will doesn't. He just doesn't like him acting like this is a simple situation because it's not. Rafe agrees. Will - If you start thinking you have a shot with her it's just going to make things more complicated because I'm pretty sure she's not into you like you're into her. Will tells Rafe he appreciates him staying to look after Allie and Grace especially after what he said ... he shouldn't have said that. Rafe tells him not to worry about it. Will says it's not like she's into someone else and you got shown up or something. Rafe - that makes me feel a lot better. The thing about his mom and him - they're friends. Will - Right. And I just want to talk about books with Mia. Rafe asks him who's Mia. Will - I didn't say anything - he'll call his mom and let her know what's going on. Rafe asks if he should tell her about Mia. Will tells him that if he sticks around long enough he'll learn it's just best to tell his mom the minimum to get by. It's simpler that way. He leaves. Rafe says nothing about your mother is simple Will. Nothing.
DiMera mansion: Sami is searching for the penguin and then she's gone. EJ says Johnny is sleeping and asks for five minutes - please just talk to him. Sami could talk until she's blue in the face but that isn't going to change anything - it's not going to change him and his father going after Philip. EJ says Tony died; father's just upset at the moment. Sami scoffs - a momentary thing??? Because it's so wildly out of character for Stefano DiMera to get revenge. EJ insists it's not revenge - these are business dealings with the Kiriakis family. Sami says he wanted him dead and if that's your business whatever but you conduct your business as far away from me and my son as possible. EJ assures her she has nothing to worry about. Sami reminds him why she ended up in witness protection. EJ knows but that whole situation is over with now. Sami argues that Stefano is starting a new situation and she doesn't want anything to do with it. She wants to protect her son. (Nicole comes in and listens to the exchange). EJ vows that nothing is going to happen to their son and he's never going to let anything happen to her either. Sami tells him this is their central problem - he tells her that he'll do anything to protect her and Johnny but he won't do the one thing that would actually help - get away from your father. EJ repeats - he just lost his son. Sami thinks he lost his son because of the way he runs his business and his life. EJ states that isn't fair or true. Sami - not fair? Her son is a part of a family where a man can say Philip should be dead. Why? The police said it was an accident, Nicole said it was an accident but Stefano insists it was murder. He wants it to be, he's enjoying this. EJ tells her that's enough. Nicole rushes in - what's going on here. EJ tells Sami he understands her fears; my father is grieving - do not speak of him that way. Nicole wants one of them to tell her what's going on. Sami tells EJ she gets it that Stefano is grieving but she is not backing down - this is her son they are talking about. Nicole - from what? Sami tells Nicole that she's taking Johnny and getting the hell out of here. This has to upset her too. She has a little girl, she has Sydney to worry about - doesn't it bother her what's going on in this house. Nicole asks her what's wrong. Why is she so upset. Sami looks at EJ - do you want to tell her or should I?
Nicole asks EJ what the hell she's talking about. EJ says she overheard father talking about Philip and now she's worried about Johnny staying here. Sami claims he wasn't just talking about Philip he was talking about wanting Philip dead. Nicole thinks Sami has a point. The last few days this hasn't exactly been Mr. Roger's Neighbourhood. She tells Sami that yes she does worry about Sydney growing up in this house. EJ warns - Nicole. She reminds him that he was the one that said they should be adults when it comes to the kids but what, she's not allowed to agree with Sami? They have a wedding to plan so if Sami wants to take Johnny home it makes sense. Sami is going to leave but Nicole wants a favour from her. She'd like her to bring Johnny to the wedding. They want Johnny to be part of the wedding and if she is there with him he'll feel like he's at the center of a lot of people that love him. Sami is surprised that she's still going through with the wedding. The doorbell rings - EJ jumps at the chance to get out of the room. Sami calls him a coward. Nicole comments that the biggest thing in the whole world that he's afraid of is the two of them being together. Sami asks her if she's seriously going to go through with the wedding after what happened to Tony. Nicole knows the house is grim right now but they want to move on - do something positive. This wedding is happening. Sami - okay. It doesn't bother you that it's going to seem tacky? Nicole barks that it's going to be magical - every girl's dream and nothing is going to spoil it. EJ comes in with a huge floral arrangement. Nicole says they're beautiful - are they for the wedding? EJ says they're condolence flowers for Tony from Kate Roberts. She's got some nerve. Sami says she may not be Kate's biggest fan but she's sure she meant it to be polite. EJ feels that she is trying to ask our family to go easy on her little Philip because he is the reason that his brother is dead. Sami tells him to listen to himself. She realises that he and Stefano are upset and angry right now. EJ gets it - she doesn't want Johnny around that. He looks at the two of them - he thought they sorted this out. Nicole backed her up - she does that - she backed Philip up. He tells her to give herself credit - she's the reason Philip is home free. Nicole thought they had worked this out and they were going to move on. Sami says if EJ is this mad she can't imagine how angry Stefano is. Nicole tells her this is private. Sami tells her to think about it - she can't break ranks with the DiMera's without paying the price. EJ tells Nicole to listen to her - she knows what she's talking about. Nicole says she knows this is difficult but they can't let this change things. Sami says if there's really going to be a wedding she can't wait to hear Stefano's toast.
Nicole decides to go upstairs and check on Sydney. She tells EJ to feel free to talk about really personal things - feel free to tell Sami how I failed the DiMera family. EJ thinks Samantha is right - Johnny would be happier with her right now. Sami doesn't know if EJ knows this or not but couples that are about to get married are usually happier with each other. EJ - she did some things that upset me. She knows what they are. Sami is sure she knows but she doesn't think she understands how you could side with Stefano above her. EJ denies that he's doing that. It's pretty clear to Sami that he expects Nicole to lie about what happened with Philip so he can pay for what you think he did. EJ ignores that and asks if he can help her to take stuff out to her car. She tells him to pay attention and take care of himself - he has kids to worry about now. He doesn't need to be reminded of that. Sami goes to get Johnny. Nicole comes back down and tells EJ they need to talk about this. He says - about Sydney's doctor. He just got a phone call (he's really bent out of shape about having to find out like that). She changed his daughter's doctor without telling him and she neglected to tell him Dr. Baker is at University Hospital. Nicole didn't think it was that important. EJ wants her to help him figure this out. When Sydney was born she begged him to let Baker be your doctor but now she doesn't want him. What the hell is going on? You changed my daughter's doctor without telling me. Nicole reminds him that he doesn't even like Dr. Baker. EJ says you know how you know that - because I told you. You don't tell me anything. Nicole - no you mean I don't clear everything with you. He's scaring her - he's getting to be more and more like his father. EJ - my father is not often wrong. Nicole takes that to mean that she is. She turns on the tears about how difficult it was for her to see Tony bleeding and know that there was nothing she could do. She went to the hospital with the sick feeling he wasn't going to make it and waited knowing that someone she cared about was going to die all because of the way his father does things. Did anyone ask how she was - if it was painful or scary. All she got was a cold shoulder because she wouldn't perjure herself so the DiMera's could have payback. EJ yells sarcastically - we wouldn't want you to perjure yourself. You're Nicole Walker - your word is your bond. Nicole cries - she would do anything for him and their daughter but that doesn't mean anything to him, does it?
EJ tells her not to cry. Nicole - you're right. It's just another trick, another evasion. He drinks - you said it. Nicole says the bottom line is you don't trust me. She rants about what a treachery it is that she doesn't tell him about Sydney's doctor. He wants to know why she wouldn't tell him about it. She points out that he just lost someone he loves and she's trying to plan a wedding to a man who clearly doesn't like her anymore and her future father-in-law is planning murder because she wouldn't lie to put Philip away for the rest of his life and then she comes home to him and Sami arguing. So she's sorry that she didn't say hey honey guess what's going on with Sydney's pediatrician. EJ thinks they need to stop and think about this wedding. Nicole says you don't mean think about the wedding, you mean call it off. EJ says you know you're in trouble when even Samantha thinks this is a bad idea. There was a time when the both of them were 100% sure they were on the right path. Nicole - and now you're not sure. He doesn't think she is. Nicole asks if he sees how he put this on her. What is it that she's supposed to do she cries. EJ tells her to stop crying. He tells her that she's sad. She denies that - she has everything she's ever wanted. He's seen her happy - he knows the difference. Nicole says they're exhausted - they're grieving. He thinks they need to re-evaluate where they are. Nicole - so he thinks they should postpone the wedding. He thinks they need to spend some time apart. He hugs her and walks out. She sobs.
Java Cafe: Mia runs into Dr. Baker - she heard he was back in town. He asks her why she came back from Japan so soon. She says she had a change of plans. He knows about that - he actually had a job offer in Detroit. She tells him she's meeting someone. He'll leave her alone but first he wants to know how she is. He knows how hard it is for a mother to give up her baby. Mia tells him it's hard to talk about it too. Dr. Baker asks if she's seen her little girl since she got back to town. She hasn't ... like I said I'm meeting something. Dr. Baker - and you don't want to explain how you know me - that makes sense. Mia says she is trying to start over - she wants to forget. As he's leaving Will enters and asks Mia who the old guy is. Mia says her cousin knows him. She says so you were taking care of your sister. His adopted sister. She tells him not to say that. Adopted babies have to be real family. That baby didn't do anything wrong. He tells her she's right. Mia was thinking about her - tell your mom if she needs a babysitter she'd do it. Will says she always needs a sitter - is she sure, it's not as easy as she thinks. She knows that but something about her really got to her. Will goes to get more coffee. Dr. Baker comes back in and asks if that's a new boyfriend. She thought he left. He shrugs - now he's back. He tells her to take care of herself.
Sami's place - Part 2: Rafe is holding Grace - Sami says Will must be mad at her for being so late. Rafe says he didn't seem to be. Sami thinks Grace must he hungry. Rafe tells her that Will gave her a bottle - she seems happy. He comments that Sami doesn't seem happy. She was going to let Johnny spend the night but that house is just crazy. She's glad she got Johnny out she just wishes she could have gotten EJ out of there. Rafe asks her why. Sami isn't going to talk to him about it because he has no ability to be objective when it comes to EJ. Rafe tells her to try him. Sami was upset up the whole situation. EJ's brother was just killed and his father is going all crazy, maniacal warlord and Nicole's on the other side of it pulling him apart that's why she wishes she could have gotten him out of there. He's in a lot of pain. Rafe - that's just awful. It doesn't change things though, does it? It's not like she could put EJ in a car seat and drive away. Sami thinks the only way to get EJ out of there is to tell him about Grace. Rafe knows she's not a big fan of thinking things through. What does she think is going to happen when she tells him. Sami says he's acting this way because he's jealous. Rafe - you think this is personal? She does. Rafe asks her - would you have even thought about telling him about Grace if he wasn't about to walk down the aisle with a woman you hate? Rafe asks what the big deal is - so he doesn't like EJ. Sami says she doesn't like Nicole. Rafe tells her she can't use Grace to get back at her. Sami insists she is trying to do what is best for her daughter. What if she was wrong. From the moment she found out she was pregnant she decided EJ should never find out he's the dad. Yes she had good reasons for that but it's not enough. Sr T said telling the truth is always better than telling a lie. She's EJ's daughter. If I keep her from finding out the truth isn't that like denying who she really is. Rafe knows she is always looking out for Grace's best interests. She says what her grandmother did hurt Bo, what she did hurt Will and she doesn't want to hurt Grace that way. He knows but after everything she's done, that they've done to keep EJ from knowing he thinks that telling him now would be very, very dangerous. Sami doesn't buy that argument. Rafe gets upset - look what kind of man he is. We're not telling him, okay? Sami tells him that this isn't their decision, it's hers. She goes to check on the twins. Rafe goes to Grace and tells her that her mother seems to think that you're not a part of my life so I gotta go. See you later. He leaves. Sami comes back and says look Rafe ... I'm ... she realises he's gone.
Kiriakis mansion: Philip answers the door - it's Stephanie. She's here. He says maybe you shouldn't be. If he wants her to leave he's going to have to make her - she kisses him.
Preview: Nicole - I don't know what I'm thinking. This marriage is doomed. Lucas to Maggie - With Tony's death I tell you right now Maggie that family better stay the hell away from my brother. Chelsea (Max is with her) to EJ - He has to live with his guilt for the rest of his life. EJ yelling - Oh, Philip gets to live with his guilt does he. Philip gets to live.
Thursday Apr 9
Docks - Part 1: EJ ends up at the spot where Tony fell - it's now all decked out with burning candles and flowers. He mutters that they are reduced to visiting this spot because there is no grave or urn for his ashes. How can this be all that's left? I will avenge your death Tony if it's the last thing I do. Max - what if it is the last thing you do? Aren't you getting married tomorrow - is this how you want to take care of your family? EJ asks if it's a pastime of his to intrude on people's private moments. Max didn't mean to intrude. He just knows that EJ is grieving and in a lot of pain. He goes on to say that he lived through the blood feud between the Brady's & DiMera's and now that it's done why does he want to start another one. EJ claims he didn't start anything. His brother had a meeting with Philip Kiriakis and now he's dead - does he want him to just let bygones be bygones. From what Max understands Tony DiMera was a pretty decent guy. All he wanted to do was get away from the DiMera way of life. EJ says he was always striving to be a better person. Max - so do you think he'd want his death to start off more fighting or hatred? Why don't you let him rest in peace?
St Luke's - Part 1: The wedding planner tells Nicole she has the seating arrangements done for Chez Rouge. Nicole asks about the church. The woman tells her there's traditionally a bride and groom's side. Nicole says that is good because if the Brady's or Kiriakis's sit next to a DiMera blood could be shed. She doesn't want anyone killed at her wedding - that would be very bad luck. The wedding planner tries to get Nicole to calm down but she can't. The closer the wedding gets the more she feels it's not going to happen - it's all going to fall apart. The woman asks 'why would it fall apart'. Nicole recalls stealing Sami's baby and throwing Mia's aside. She also recalls scolding Mia for telling Tony she gave her baby to her and she also recalls EJ saying they needed time apart. She mutters - I don't know what I'm thinking. This marriage is doomed.
Stephanie & Chelsea's apt - Part 1: Chelsea is working on putting a bookcase together when Stephanie returns home. Stephanie tells Chelsea that she doesn't have any doubts anymore. She's here because she wanted to give Philip some time with his father and she needed to process some stuff. She used to be afraid that Philip could hurt her now she's afraid something terrible is going to happen to him because of the DiMera's. Chelsea hates to see her worry like this. She thinks the DiMera's and Kiriakis's have always had problems. She tells Stephanie that focusing on the bad things that could happen is no way to live. What she should do is enjoy and appreciate the time she has with the man she loves. Stephanie wishes she could do more. Chelsea says all you can do is what you already are doing - be there for him. Stephanie says actually there is something else. She leaves.
Brady Pub - Part 1: Lucas and Chloe are at a table together. Lucas doesn't want them to be one of those couples who don't have time to see each other because they're working. That's why Chloe is worried about the talk show gig - it's going to take a lot of time. Lucas disagrees - she doesn't have to rehearse - just do some pre-interviews. She claims she'll be thinking about it all the time; preparing worried that she'll screw it up. She knows his mother will probably murder her now if she tried to back out but this job is not her - she can't do Kate's show. Lucas thought she wanted this job. She didn't - Kate offered it to her and she didn't know how to say no. Lucas tells her to try it and if she doesn't like it she can quit. No will force her to stay if she's unhappy. Some flirty banter follows and then Lucas leans over the table to kiss her just as Daniel walks in. He greets them and goes to the bar. Chloe gets a call from the wedding planner - she's needed at the church right away - they're in the midst of a serious wedding emergency.
Maggie chats with Dr. Jonas. She wants him to know that she admires the choices he made; allowing Lucas and Chloe work things out - giving Chloe up. Dr. Dan says she gave him up too. Maggie thinks he made it easy. She tells him he's a valuable asset to the hospital which leads her into talking about him spending all his time at the hospital - don't confuse the Hippocratic Oath with celibacy vows. He's a doctor not a monk. He did the right thing for Chloe and Lucas and now he needs to do the right thing for himself. He isn't sure what that is. She is.
St Luke's - Part 2: Chloe comes rushing in - what's the problem? What can she do? Nicole says forgive me for making you spend a fortune on a matron of honour dress you'll probably never wear. Everything was perfect - they were happy and in love and then she ruined things. Chloe says why - because you told the truth that Tony's death was an accident. Nicole says she didn't ruin things because she told the truth. She ruined them because she lied. She lied to herself. All the other times she got married she only did it for the money. This time she thought it was different but it's not. Chloe declares that EJ loves her. Nicole says he's being a real jerk right now. Is that the way you're supposed to treat someone you love? Chloe thinks he's just stressed out because of Tony's death. Nicole - When it comes down to it do I really want to marry a man who isn't 100% in love with me? Chloe says no but there are different kinds of love. Nicole says it isn't love if it's based on compromise and half truths. Chloe - is this about Sami? Nicole says a part of it. Chloe says that maybe what EJ and Sami had was passionate but it never would have lasted. Love can't be volatile and unpredictable - it should be stable and safe. That sounds boring to Nicole. Chloe tells her it doesn't have to be. Nicole knows she had second thoughts about Lucas and she got through it and took the plunge and married him. How does she feel now - is she ready to shoot herself? Chloe gets offended. Nicole says it was a joke. Chloe says she has no regrets about marrying Lucas - she did the right thing. Nicole - you seem happy. She is, very and she wants Nicole to be happy too. She would be if she didn't think EJ had regrets. Chloe sees how much EJ loves her everytime she's around them. Nicole says she hasn't been around much. When EJ is angry with her and when he's thinking of what could have been with Sami ... she gets on a tangent about Sami. Chloe tells her not to worry about Sami - she got pregnant with EJ's baby, didn't tell him, miscarried, adopted a baby and started a new life with the bodyguard. Nicole is still worried because she doesn't believe it. Chloe - you don't believe her story about the kid?
Stephanie comes into the vestibule and lights a candle and says a prayer. She thanks God for bringing Philip into her life. She loves him more than she's ever loved anybody. She just wants Him to keep him safe and bring him some peace. In the sacristy Chloe asks Nicole if she thinks the baby Sami adopted is actually her and EJ's baby. Nicole says no. Chloe doesn't understand why she said she didn't believe Sami then. Nicole doesn't believe anything Sami says. Chloe doesn't either, usually but Sami convinced Lucas that the adoption was real. After everything they've been through he couldn't possibly fall for another one of Sami's lies. Nicole says she's right. Chloe tells her to forget about Sami and focus on EJ and the baby. Nicole tells Chloe she is a great shrink - she always finds the right thing to say to make her feel better. Chloe will see her tonight. Nicole - tonight? Chloe - the rehearsal. Nicole - see how out of it I am. They hug and Chloe leaves. Nicole picks up Sami's baby and makes empty promises that everything will be okay and she'll never lose her.
Dock's - Part 2: Max asks EJ what he wants more - revenge or a great life with his wife and kids? Chelsea comes along and asks what is going on. EJ says Max is giving him unsolicited advice. Chelsea thinks he should take it. Tony's death was an accident. She tells EJ that he and his father have no right to be outraged. You're a DiMera, for god's sake. Your family has gone around terrorizing this town for years and you guys all walk around free acting like you're normal, decent people - what's that all about? EJ gets in her face - go to hell. Chelsea tells him Philip has suffered enough and he's going to continue to suffer. He'll have to live with his guilt for the rest of his life. EJ screams - Oh Philip gets to live with his guilt, does he? Philip gets to live. Chelsea says that he didn't mean for EJ's brother to die. EJ asks if she was there. No, but she's been there before. EJ doesn't care. Max tells EJ not to talk to Chelsea like that. EJ doesn't want to talk to her or him at all - it's a waste of time. He leaves. Max calls Chelsea a tough chick. She was defending her family - don't tell her that she shouldn't have. He wasn't - she was feisty and spunky. Chelsea thinks he's patronizing her. He wasn't - he loves her the way she is but the feistiness and bravery could get her in trouble. She thinks that's even more patronizing. Isn't he allowed to worry about her? No - the person he should be worried about is Philip. Max says he doesn't care about Philip - he cares about her.
Stephanie & Chelsea's apt - Part 2: Max and Chelsea enter and Max laughs at Chelsea's attempt to put the bookcase together. She'll work on it later - they can be doing better things. She kisses him. Max says he can have it together in a few minutes. She wants to do it herself - what's wrong with wanting to meet a challenge. Max thinks she's letting her ego get in the way but if she wants to do something she's totally inept at ... she argues ... he tells her she's very good at other things like this - they kiss.
St Luke's - Part 3: Nicole and the wedding planner discuss wedding favours. Nicole then asks the woman to take Sydney to the front of the church - the nanny is coming to pick her up. Stephanie comes in and thanks Nicole for what she did for Philip. If she hadn't told the police what happened he'd be in jail now. Nicole shrugs - she just told the truth. Stephanie knows that but she feels that Tony's family probably put a lot of pressure on her to be on their side. Nicole - that's one way to put it. Stephanie knows what it's like to be in love with someone whose family doesn't share the same values as yours. Nicole says my family had no values so there's no problem there. Stephanie hopes everything goes well for her. She hugs her and thanks her again for what she did for Philip - EJ watches. It's now just EJ and Nicole. She's glad he came down. She wanted to apologise for their fight earlier - she feels awful about it. He came down to apologise to however when he got here he saw her embracing Stephanie and she was thanking her for saving Philip. Nicole asks why he didn't say anything if we was there. He was waiting for her to tell him. Nicole - there's nothing to tell. EJ replies that's been her mantra lately. She keeps saying that over and over again. Nicole - with Stephanie? Who I barely know ... They just ran into each other. He says this has nothing to do with Stephanie. Nicole asks him why he always thinks she's hiding something from him. Because unfortunately for him lately it always seems that she is. She asks him if he thinks this is what she's doing - hiding things from him, scheming? He doesn't know what to think. She's getting sick of having to explain herself to him 90 million times a day - it's wearing her out. He understands that but she has to also understand that he's been going through a lot. She knows that he is mourning his brother. It was terribly tragic and they're all still reeling from it but Tony ... she stops. It would be terribly insensitive to say it when he's still grieving. EJ - just say it. Nicole says none of this would have happened if Tony hadn't gone rogue. He's the one that betrayed the family and disowned him and his father. She understands if he doesn't want to be angry with him because he's dead - she gets that but don't blame it on her. Nicole is so sick of all this talk about enemies and revenge - they're in a church. He's aware of that. She reminds them of the last time they were here - for Sydney's baptism - they were so happy. She loves that he's a family man and she admires his loyalty but what about her and Sydney - aren't they family too? EJ doesn't answer. Nicole - For the last time EJ is this wedding on or not? EJ - We'll just have to see what tomorrow brings.
Brady Pub - Part 2: Maggie mentions the recent hospital charity auction - many women were clamouring to get a date with Salem's most eligible bachelor. Dan knows where she's going with this ... Maggie interrupts - Irene Ellis - she's a physical therapist. She's worked at the hospital for six months - she's a lovely young woman. She tells Daniel not to deprive her of one of her greatest pleasures - matchmaking. She's good at it - she should open her own business - but for now she just does it for friends. Daniel - even those that are not in the least bit interested? Even if she has to wrestle them to the ground to get them to agree to it. Daniel will think about it. Maggie will leave him alone for now. She goes and joins Lucas. Lucas thanks her for the wedding gift. Maggie asks where his bride is. Lucas says something to do with Nicole's wedding. He's not looking forward to going to that wedding at all. He used to think Nicole and EJ were the couple from hell but now he feels kind of sorry for Nicole for having to deal with EJ and that nightmare family of his. He says his mom is really worried about the Philip situation. That family better stay the hell away from my brother. Chloe returns and tells them it was just some pre-wedding jitters - everything is fine. They talk about Tony's death, the wedding - it's the circle of life. Lucas is happy that they don't have his mother's illness to worry about anymore. Maggie says they only have good things to look forward to. Dan watches the happy couple. They are now talking about having a party for their wedding. Maggie offers to host the party at Chez Rouge but they'll have to start planning it soon. She has to go - she tells Chloe she'll see her later for the other part of the Hearth and Home interview. She's not still nervous, is she? Chloe says no, just crippled by anxiety. Maggie tells Chloe she'll be great - Kate has faith in her. Maggie leaves - Lucas and Chloe kiss - Dan watches. Lucas and Chloe are discussing when to have this party when her cell rings. She answers - are you serious? OMG - this is the best news ever. Chloe is thoroughly excited after the call. That was her agent - she got offered a lead with the Vancouver Opera Company and she doesn't even have to audition. Her heart is pounding so fast ... This is such an amazing break. Lucas throws a damper on her excitement - Don't tell me you're actually thinking about doing this?
Stephanie & Chelsea's apt - Part 3: Stephanie opens the door only to see Max and Chelsea entwined together lying on the couch. She quickly closes the door. When Stephanie comes in she says we can't keep doing this. She adds - twice in one day. Chelsea explains to Max that she walked in on Philip and Stephanie earlier today. Stephanie tells them Philip isn't staying there. Max asks if they broke up. Stephanie says no, he's staying at home because he and his father are getting along better and he got his job back at Titan. Max - And you're staying with him; are you nuts? Stephanie tells Max to do her a favour and not talk about Philip - ever. It doesn't help and it's not his place. Max - Is it also not my place to tell you that I overheard EJ promising his dead brother that he'd get revenge against Philip. Stephanie doesn't want to hear that. Max sarcastically says no you just want to go on pretending being with Philip is like being with any other guy. She asks him what she's supposed to do. She loves Philip. Is she supposed to leave him because people are after him; because the DiMera's are vindicative? What kind of a coward would I be if I abandoned him when he needed me the most. Max laughs - You've done it before. Stephanie reminds him that he broke up with her. Why the hell does he keep forgetting about that? He yells back that he just wants her to be safe okay and happy.
Hospital: Daniel finds Maggie at the hospital - he's been thinking about her offer. He would like to have drinks with Irene sometime. Maggie will arrange it.
Preview: Caroline to Sami - Secrets and lies. They're nothing but hurtful. Sister Agnes to Rafe - If you love Sami, fight for her. Mia (looking at EJ and Nicole's wedding announcement picture) - Nicole's fiancÚ, my baby's father. Brady to Nicole - If you really want to give this marriage a shot you tell EJ the truth.
Friday Apr 10th
Sami's place - Part 1: Sami rushes to the door thinking that it is Rafe that knocked - it's not. Grandma Caroline asks her what's wrong - she looks like she lost her best friend. Sami - I might have. Caroline asks her who she was hoping would be at the door - who was she expecting. She wasn't expecting anyone but she was hoping it would be Rafe. They had a fight and he left - she said some things she wishes she could take back. Caroline tells her it's never to late to apologise. Sami wants to ask her something about Uncle Bo. She knows it's none of her business but she just wants to ask about Uncle Bo and why she kept the truth from him for all those years. Caroline says it's simple, I was foolish, selfish and very, very wrong. Sami says she's incapable of being selfish. Caroline says she was capable of it then - it was all about her, protecting herself. If she could do it over she'd be honest right from the beginning, damn the consequences because secrets and lies are nothing but destructive and hurtful. And the truth always comes out. You can pick the time and place or live in fear waiting for the moment it happens - and it will happen - it always does. Sami thanks Caroline for coming over - she appreciates her talking to her. They exchange I love you's .. as she's leaving Caroline wishes her luck with her young man. She hopes everything works out - so does Sami.
Convent: Rafe finds out from Sister Agnes that Sister Theresa isn't in - she asks if she can help. Rafe tells her he's facing a major dilemma and he's not sure how to handle it. She asks if it's about Sami. It's everything to do with Sami - he thinks they're through. He thinks the advice Sister Theresa gave Sami about coming clean with the baby's father was the worst advice she ever gave out considering who the father is. Sister Agnes is pretty sure Sr T wouldn't have given Sami advice about anything she wasn't already considering. Rafe argues that Sami was determined about keeping the truth from the father since Grace was born. She thinks that now that Sami is in Salem she is looking at things more realistically. Rafe - and realises that the father should know? That makes sense to him. He's said numerous times the father should know about his own child. But he changed his mind for good reason. She asks him what is the main reason he's having such a hard time with this? Is it because he wants to be the person in Sami's heart, not the baby's father? Rafe thinks he should come to terms with the fact that he and Sami aren't meant to be together and move on. Sister Agnes says that according to Sr T that young woman is crazy about him. Rafe says she enjoys being around him sometimes and she says that he makes her feel safe but the bottom line is she's in love with someone else. Sr Agnes surmises it's the baby's father - she asks him how he knows this. Rafe - Instinct. Sister Agnes tells him that if he loves Sami then fight for her. He's not going to fight a losing battle - been there, done that. Sister Agnes - giving up doesn't sound like you. Rafe says this guy seems to have her under a magic spell and now they have two kids. Sister Agnes advises him that before he throws in the towel - talk to her. Tell her how you feel - what have you to lose? She tells him not to run away. Whatever happens with Sami, Salem is his home and he belongs here.
St Luke's: Nicole doesn't like EJ's answer - 'You'll let me know?' That's like waiting to see if a dress in her size will come in. This is their lives they are talking about. EJ is well aware of what they're talking about. He'll see her later. She asks him to wait. She reminds him of their agreement to never go to bed angry - doesn't he think that tonight they should obey that rule? He's not angry with her - he just needs some time to think. He starts to leave but she stops him - she will not let him leave. He tells her it's not her choice - he's calling the shots here. Nicole - I don't call the shots? Here I thought I had total control over you. EJ tells her to dispense with the sarcasm. She tells him to dispense with the cruelty - keeping her wondering if he's going to marry her when their wedding is tomorrow. He's sorry if his life has changed significantly. His brother just died and that has impacted him rather significantly and he's disappointed that she doesn't seem to understand that. She claims she does - she's sorry. EJ thinks it's best that she give him a little time because if she wants him to make a decision right now it will be impulsive and he doesn't think she'll like it. He leaves. She sits down and cries. Brady (who has been listening) comes in and puts his hand on her shoulder. Nicole thinks it's EJ. Brady asks her what happened. Nicole starts her pity party and she whines until Brady tells her to stop and just tell him what happened. She tells him about EJ seeing Stephanie thanking her for telling the cops the truth - EJ saw it as proof of her loyalty to the Kiriakis family and that she hadn't been loyal to him. Brady says that's ridiculous. Nicole agrees but it was the final nail in the coffin. Now EJ can do whatever he wants to do and that's get rid of her. Brady says you didn't do anything wrong. Nicole says it doesn't matter how they got to this point but it's over - their relationship is finished. Brady - He's not the right man for you and he does not deserve you. Nicole tells him he's out of his mind. She will not gave up on EJ. Whether he deserves her or not she will be EJ DiMera's wife.
She doesn't care if this is wrong - if this whole thing is built on a lie. Brady - oh that's great - that's really healthy. Nicole tells him sarcasm doesn't help right now. He doesn't know how else to get through to her. This thing with her is getting insane, don't you think? The lies, the complex schemes, the panicking, the constant worrying - he doesn't want to see her go through that. She asks him what is she supposed to do now? She can't go back - she doesn't get a do-over. Brady says that if she really wants to give this marriage a shot she can come clean and tell EJ the truth. That's not an option any more. All the truth will get her is alone and back in the gutter or worse. Stefano hates her and that's pretty much grounds for wearing a bullet-proof vest and EJ, well the apple doesn't fall far. Brady won't let anyone hurt her - he'll protect her. She would never ask him to take on that burden. It wouldn't be a burden - it would be an honour. She tells him he's been a great friend. She knows that he would protect her with everything he had but their time has passed. Brady knows that she loves EJ - this is about helping her as a friend. She tells him he has helped her more than he knows but she can't take his advice this time. She needs to find a way to remind EJ why he fell in love with her before it's too late and that bitch Sami ... she's not going to let her come between them and dig her claws into EJ. Brady tells her that Sami Brady isn't the problem. Nicole says he's right - she'll focus on EJ. She's going to march over there and demand an answer. Brady stops her. He heard what EJ was saying. If she goes over there and tries to harass him she'll only alienate him more. She can't do that. Brady - than you need to be prepared to lose him. He tells her that if EJ really loves her he'll be able to clear his head and realise that she is the one he wants to spend the rest of his life with and everything will straighten itself out. Nicole - what am I supposed to do right now. He tells her to go home and chill out. She will - she thanks him and gives him a hug. She'll call him later. Brady lights a candle. It's for you Mom. I have a feeling if you were here you'd know what I should do about Nicole. So if you're listening maybe you can help me find a way to make Nicole see that EJ isn't the man for her - that there' someone else.
Brady Pub: Outside - Part 1 - Kate is sending Chelsea a text when Irene comes along talking on her cell phone to Maggie. She mentions Daniel's name so Kate is all ears. As soon as Irene is done her call Kate approaches her - she couldn't help but overhear her side of the conversation. Is she being fixed up with Dr. Daniel Jonas? Irene asks if she knows him. She does know him quite well and she thinks there is something she should know about him. Irene - do I know you? Kate says who she is isn't important it's Dr. Jonas who is the popular one. Irene is confused. Kate says that's understandable but confused isn't what you should be - it's wary. Daniel gets around - she's sure she's heard the expression 'the gift that keeps on giving.' She's not a stranger to Daniel's bedside manner. Irene has heard enough. Kate shrugs - All I can say is thank God he's a doctor because if he can't cure it at least he can give you a prescription to help ease the discomfort.
Inside - Part 1 - Chloe tells Lucas this is very important to her. Lucas tells her that she is very important to him and Allie - doesn't that factor into her decision? Chloe doesn't know what to say to that. Lucas tells her to say that she's not going to take this job. Daniel listens. She doesn't want to let him or his mother down but is she supposed to give up the opportunity of a lifetime to host a talk show? Lucas asks her if she has any idea of how many people would love to host this talk show. She knows but singing is what she loves to do. Daniel comes over - he couldn't help but overhear. He congratulates Chloe on Vancouver - that's great news. Chloe thanks him. Daniel hopes it all works out. Lucas asks him to join them. He appreciates the offer but he's meeting someone and yes it's a date. Lucas thinks it's great that he's getting a break from his job. Daniel gets paged - apparently the hospital doesn't think so. Lucas notices his mother outside so he goes to talk to her. Irene comes in and Chloe greets her. Apparently they know each other - it's been two years since they've seen each other. Yes she's still at the hospital - she practically lives there. (I thought Maggie told Daniel that Irene had only been there 6 months - oh well). Irene says she's meeting someone there. It's a semi-blind date - they know each other casually from the hospital. Chloe asks if her date is with Daniel Jonas. Irene - you know him? Chloe says he's her doctor - he's a really great doctor. Irene heard this rumour that he really gets around, spreads himself thin ... Chloe says that's just what you said it was a rumour - a really nasty rumour - who told her this? Some woman who claims to know him really well. She says he's a dog that will sleep with anyone.
Outside - Part 2 - Lucas asks Kate if she was spying on them. No, she saw them through the window and remembered that he wanted his private time with Chloe so she left. Lucas tells her he loves her - he's going back in when he stops and tells her that Chloe got a gig at the Vancouver Opera so she'll be doing a lot of travelling. Kate - No, she can't. What is she thinking? Is she out of her mind. Lucas says she just got offered a lead in an opera - doesn't she get that? Kate argues that she made a promise to her - his bride is working for Hearth and Home now. Lucas was thinking they could work around her schedule and tape her segments. Kate complains that they have to be horribly inconvenienced so she can sing her little heart out. Lucas says he owes her this. She's his number one priority and he wants to make sure she's happy. He wants to help her make her dreams come true. Doesn't she want her daughter-in-law to be happy? Of course she does because she's so selfless and loyal. Lucas says good because this will work. The schedule will be a little crazy and she may be a little fatigued from all the travel but she swears she'll take great care of herself. He goes back outside. Kate mutters - Fatigued from all the travelling ... a little fatigue could weaken the immune system. Maybe this Vancouver thing isn't such a bad idea.
Inside - Part 2 - Dan approaches Irene and apologises for being late - he had an emergency at the hospital. She says it's fine - she was about to leave. This isn't a good idea - they work together, it's not cool. Sorry. Lucas asks Chloe if she's ready to hit the road and celebrate her future Canadian debut. Daniel watches.
Outside - Part 3 - Kate watches as first Irene leaves the pub and then Lucas and Chloe. One bird down, one songbird to go.
Sami's place - Part 2: Sami opens the door to Rafe - listen I want to ... He says 'me too.' She asks how he knew what she was going to say. He didn't like the way they left things and there's something he wants to say. I'm sorry. Sami hugs him. Sami feels she should apologise to him. She's been really conflicted about whether she should tell EJ about Grace or not but he's the one she should be listening to. Rafe says no - that's exactly where she's wrong. He's been pushy, irrational, selfish - he's always believed the truth is the best way to do things. For some reason he's been giving her the opposite advice. He doesn't even know where to begin to try and understand what she is going through with Grace. So maybe EJ and the DiMera's are seriously evil people but at one point she loved the guy enough to have a baby with him. On some level it makes sense that she'd want to tell him. It's not his place to tell her what to do - it's her life, her decision and she needs to do what she feels is right. He feels he's been the one clouding her judgement and it needs to stop. She's Grace's mother - this is her decision to make. Sami is totally lost - she doesn't know what decision to make. Rafe says if EJ was just some crook she'd be done, she'd be over it but he's rich and he's powerful and you love him. Sami doesn't know how to respond to that. Rafe - But you know what to do and what you're going to do so why don't you just get on with it. Think about it - you'll get EJ back and blow Nicole out of the water at the same time. Sami doesn't know where this is coming from. She is not in love with EJ - this is about Grace. Rafe - you expect me to buy that? She admits that she and EJ have a bond but it's only because of the kids they share. Rafe - you're bonding with a guy that doesn't even know he has a daughter with you. He tells her that he needs to stop interfering with her life. He can't do this anymore. He gets up - he's not going to be her crutch. Sami stops him - you are not walking out on me again.
Java Cafe: Mia gets up with her coffee and runs into EJ (literally). He apologises - she says she wasn't watching where she was going. EJ offers to get her another drink, she protests - he insists. EJ gives Mia her drink. He apologises again - his mind is elsewhere. He tells her to have a nice day and leaves. Mia looks at the newspaper and sees the picture of EJ and Nicole that accompanies their wedding announcement - that's her baby's father.
DiMera mansion: Nicole comes home and calls out for EJ - no response. She tries for all of 10 seconds to talk herself out of taking a drink but then pours herself a shot. Maybe a little sleep wouldn't hurt either. She lies down on the couch. She dreams of her wedding. She takes Elvis Aaron DiMera to be her husband but when it's EJ's turn to take her as his wife he says No. He's taking Samantha as his wife. She has candour and honesty, qualities that Nicole seriously lacks. She says you can't, we have a child together. Dr. Baker stands up - The hell you do. Sami walks in with Grace. EJ and I have more than one child together - this is the latest additon to our beautiful family. EJ - that's my child? Sami nods yes but Dr. Baker says - No, that baby would be hers. He points to Mia. Mia - she belongs to me Nicole. Dr. Baker - There was a switch at the clinic. Nicole swapped Mia's baby with Sami and yours. Sami - Then who the hell has my baby? Nicole rushes to pick up Sydney - Sami is yelling give me my baby back, EJ tells Nicole to put the baby down - everyone including Brady are talking about her ... Nicole wakes up - she can't let it happen. She won't. Nicole drinks more and blames Sami for driving her to drink - even in her dreams she gets EJ's attention. She says if he ever found out that they had another child together ... no ... no way Sami - you're toast. She staggers out.
Sami's place - Part 3: Rafe opens the door - Sami tells him to wait - they have to discuss this. He doesn't think there's anything left to discuss. She pulls him away from the door (leaving it ajar) - stop trying to leave. You can't walk out on me like that - you're not walking out on Grace. Nicole listens outside the door. Rafe - I've done all I can to help you Sami. I can't do anymore. Goodbye. Sami argues this is not goodbye. Nicole peeks in - OMG. That's him. I know that guy.
Preview: Will to Mia - Nicole Walker has major issues. I mean I'm talking about serious issues. Melanie to Brady - You're still in love with that awful woman, aren't you? Nicole to EJ and Stefano - This guy Rafe, I met him before right here in this house. Sami to Rafe - No matter what I decide with EJ you are not going to leave Salem.
Monday Apr 13
Brady Pub: Mia is reading the article on EJ and Nicole's upcoming wedding and recalling giving birth. Will joins her. He asks her what's so interesting in the newspaper. She shows him the picture and says they're the perfect family aren't they? Will - I guess. She says what do you mean you guess. They look so happy. He says for now yeah ... the bride used to be his step-mom. Mia is surprised. Will says it was a long time ago. Mia asks if he didn't like her - is that why he doesn't want to talk about her. No - it was a long time ago. Mia asks if thinking about Nicole brings back bad memories. He was really young - he doesn't remember much only what people told him. Mia wants to know what they told him. He knows his mom hated her and still does. His Dad - people said she only married him for his money. He also heard that she drank a lot which didn't help his dad's problems at all. Mia - she's not an alcoholic or anything, right. Will shrugs maybe. Why is she so interested in Nicole? Did she know Nicole? Mia - actually I do. She goes on to say that one of her friends at school got into trouble so the school put her in a mentoring program for high risk teens; Nicole was her mentor. Mia says she met her a few times; she seemed cool. Will asks if she's still in touch with Nicole. Mia answers no, why? Will tells her that Nicole has major issues beyond the whole drinking thing. He's talking about serious issues. Will says and that's only the stuff she did to my dad, I don't know what she did to her other exes. Mia asks how many are there. Will - too many. He bets this marriage won't last more than 6 weeks. Mia - she seemed so normal when I met her. Will - Normal? Believe me, there's nothing normal about Nicole Walker. She's a total psycho. He thinks the worst of what she did was to his dad - she burned him pretty bad. Everyone made excuses for her - like she's supposed to get a free pass because she had an awful childhood, a loser dad who put her in porn movies. Mia - is shocked? This woman - the mother of that beautiful little girl was a porn star? Will says yeah but it doesn't mean that much anymore. He'd like to talk about something else. Mia says no, for my friends sake I need to know everything about this Nicole woman. She
needs specifics or her friend will think she's lying. She'll think he's lying too because he hates Nicole because of what she did to his Dad. Will doesn't hate her. Maybe this whole baby thing softened her up. Maybe this time she won't try to ... he stops ... he isn't going to say any more. Mia says he can't just start saying something and stop. Will - she sort of ... she tried to kill this one guy. Mia - OMG. When, how, who? Will is going to shut up now. If she's really that interested she can go online - it was all in the newspapers. His cell rings. It's his Dad - he's got to get this - he walks out. Mia looks at the picture - I will not let you keep my little girl Nicole. Never.
St Luke's: Brady paces - Don't do it Nicole. Don't do it. He paces and broods and then leaves.
DiMera mansion - Part 1: EJ sulks and drinks. Daddy asks him where Nicole is. She's out as usual. Stefano - On the eve of her wedding? EJ - Father you're talking as if there is actually going to be a wedding.
Sami's place: As Rafe tells Sami that he can't help anymore Nicole recalls where she knows Rafe from. Sami tells Rafe that she has to do what is best for Grace's welfare. She has to tell her the truth because she'll find out eventually and when she finds out she'll resent me for the rest of my life. She came up with this plan that she thought would work but now she's here trying to live it and it's not working - it's not realistic and it's not fair to Grace. She can't live a lie with her about something that is so important. Sami thinks Rafe isn't even trying to understand. He told her he'd be there if she needed him. Sami surmises that he thinks she won't
and doesn't need him but he's wrong. She wants him to promise that no matter what she decides with EJ he's not going to leave Salem. Rafe isn't promising her anything. You're unbelievable you know that. After all the effort you expended to keep the truth from EJ you're doing a 180. All she wanted to talk about in the safe house was how she didn't want Grace raised by a DiMera. She still doesn't want that. She says what about you. In the safe house you were always telling me to tell the truth. You were so understanding now you're angry and judgemental. Rafe thinks he may be less angry and judgemental if she'd quit changing her mind all the time. Sami claims it's a really complicated issue. Rafe disagrees. It's quite easy. Is she doing this for Grace's sake or is she just trying to stop EJ from marrying Nicole? Sami replies - I am not in love with EJ and I'm not jealous of Nicole and I'm not so selfish and vindictive that I would use my daughter to break up their marriage. Sami asks him why he's harping on her motivation. She doesn't know what she's doing yet or if she's going to do it. Rafe - That's funny. Here you are wanting me to make promises when you don't know what you're doing yourself. Sami knows one thing - she doesn't want him to go. Rafe tells her he's not basing his decision on what she wants. He's going to do what he thinks is best for him, for her and for Grace. See you later. He leaves and Sami cries. Sami is talking to Grace
telling her she has a really big decision to make. For once she really wants to do the right thing and she doesn't even know what it is. She doesn't know what's best for her, the twins, Will or for her. Her cell rings - it's Rafe but he hangs up on her. She looks at her phone - what am I doing? I mean I don't even know what to say.
Java Cafe: Melanie picks up her salad from the counter and tells the waitress to put this on Maggie Horton's tab. She doesn't have one and if she can't pay for the salad ... Melanie cuts her down. She can - she tells the waitress her handbag cost more than she probably makes in a month. After the girl walks away Melanie talks to herself - she realises she can't afford a wilted salad. Luckily she has a backup plan. At her table Melanie pulls a baggie out of her purse and puts an anchovy on her salad and then starts screaming for the waitress. There's something in her salad. She's not paying for that - she wants to see the manager right now. And if she doesn't get some kind of compensation she's going to call the Health Dept and sue. The waitress asks her on what grounds - she put that on her own salad. If she doesn't come up with what she owes she will call the manager and it won't be pretty. Melanie scoffs - you can't talk to me like that. The customer is always right. The waitress tells her to pay her bill or she'll be scrubbing pots and pans all night. Brady hands the waitress some money - he'll cover that. Melanie carries on about this greasy spoon in a loud voice. Brady tells her she doesn't need to keep up the charade for him. She tells him that means no law suit so she can't pay him back. Melanie says he's always so nice to her. Brady sees her charm. Melanie - to bad Philip didn't. Brady thinks Philip wasn't right for her. He and Stephanie are solid. Melanie equates solid with boring. Melanie asks about him - is he single? All the girls at Titan drool over him - how come he never dated anyone at work? Brady says the boss dating employees is never cool. Melanie deduces that he's still in love with that awful woman - you have a thing for you ex-wife? Brady asks her why she thinks he's still in love with Chloe? She heard things when she worked at Titan - she never thought he and Chloe were a good match, she's kind of a 'B' word. Brady says no she isn't - she's a sweetheart. He'll never regret the time he had with Chloe. He's glad they are friends now and that she found Lucas. All the people he cares about, he's happy for. Melanie surmises they aren't talking about Chloe anymore. She knows what a guy looks like that is head over heels for a girl - it's written all over his face. He has it bad for somebody, doesn't he? Melanie says this is the longest conversation she's had in months - he's the only person in Salem that doesn't want to run her over with a truck. He's been a good friend to her. She wants him to be happy because he's a catch. Whoever this mystery woman is - she has some advice. She's not an expert in relationships but the reason her relationships bombed is because she was honest with them telling them how she really feels. That freaks the guys out. So he's not telling the woman how he feels because he thinks it will freak her out. The bottom line is if you really like this woman you have to tell her because girls hate games. You've got to be honest. You've got to tell her you love her and can't stop thinking about her. Maybe something good will come of it. Either way he can't be any worse off than he is now, right?
DiMera mansion - Part 2: The two man whine about Nicole being Philip's saviour. EJ says he was completely resolved to go through with the wedding and then he saw Stephanie embracing Nicole and he felt completely derailed. Stefano thinks that is completely understandable. If it's more important to Nicole for her to ingratiate herself with the Kiriakis's and their groupies instead of them and Tony's memory then she is a traitor through and through. Nicole walks in and preens - no the real traitor is someone you've always known to be a true enemy of the DiMera's and she's going to prove that right now. EJ wants to know where she's been - she was supposed to come back here when she left the church. She lies and tells them that Johnny's medication was in her car so she took it to Sami's. Sami wasn't alone - there was a man there - she describes Rafe. EJ doesn't really care who Sami spends her time with. Nicole says he should care. This guy Rafe, she met him before - months ago right here in this house. He wasn't Rafe when he was here - he was the cable guy. Stefano remembers the mix-up - the guy came to the wrong house. Nicole says that Mary let him in and she found him snooping around in her bedroom - she's positive it's the same guy. She's sure they must have done a check on him and have his picture around - show it to Mary. Stefano traipses off to do just that. Nicole tells EJ that he'll see she's right about this. EJ doesn't want to have an argument about Samantha. Nicole tells him that all the time he was worried about Sami languishing in a safe house she was spying on him. EJ's cell ring - it's Sami. She needs to tell him something. This is really hard to say ... EJ ... so why don't you not say it and hangs up on her. EJ turns to Nicole - that woman is hopelessly two-faced and manipulative. Nicole smiles - she's thrilled. She tells him she wants to marry him. The lies start flowing from her lips - she gave him a beautiful little girl who needs to grow up with both her parents (hmm ... isn't that exactly what she's scheming to prevent from happening?). She's proud that he is Sydney's father but they both know that sharing a child with him doesn't mean a whole lot to Sami. She's sorry that he's mad at her for being totally honest about what happened to Tony. She's sorry that Philip and Stephanie are happy she told the truth. She didn't do it for them; she did it because she believes in the truth. (How the heck can she even say something like that with a straight face? LOL!) Now she wants the truth from him - is going to marry her tomorrow?
Stefano comes back and tells Nicole she was right - the cable guy was indeed Rafe Hernandez. They need a plan ... EJ says later. He wants to talk to Nicole alone. Stefano leaves them. Nicole is on cloud nine - she's so close to complete access to EJ's bank accounts that she can taste it ... LOL! The sap is about to kiss her when the doorbell rings. EJ yells for Harold but he's not around so he answers the door. It's Sami. She tries to walk inside but EJ asks her. She asks if she can come in and he says no. Sami tells him she needs to talk to him. He asks if she's there to spy on him again. Nicole comes and stands behind EJ so she can smirk. EJ tells Sami that they all know what she did. EJ has the audacity to ask Sami why she violated his privacy. Maybe she thought they were involved in Mayor Merino's murder or
maybe it was her obsession with Nicole spiralling out of control because she has a child with him. She doesn't want to have him but she doesn't want anyone else to have him either. Sami doesn't know what he's talking about - he's talking Sami. Liar Nicole struts to the door - than why was Rafe here months ago in a ridiculous cable guy getup. EJ the saint obviously thinks Sami's violation of his home is greater than any crime he or his father have ever committed. Sami tells him Rafe was there because of Johnny. She was worried because Johnny was living in this house with Stefano and her (she points at smug Nicole) and that upsets her - she points out that she's never made a secret of that. EJ says we're through here and shuts the door. Sami mutters telling EJ is still the right thing to do. I have to tell him about Grace. Inside EJ shows what a complete and utter sap he is by thanking Nicole for telling him and father about Samantha invading their privacy - he realises that she is loyal to them and he was wrong to have doubted her. The idiot says he loves her because she's a wonderful, kind, beautiful person. He wants her in her life because he thinks they will be happy. He gets down on one knee and asks her if she will have him as her husband. Of course she will - she loves him.
Waterfront: Rafe recalls his first meeting with Sami and many more. He then calls her but hangs up when she answers. Rafe places another call - I need to talk to you right now.
Convent: Sister Agnes is surprised to see Rafe so soon - how did it go with Samantha? Rafe - not so well. She's so damned stubborn ... sorry. She's going to tell this guy the truth; that he's Grace's father. Once she does that he's going to back in her life; maybe I should just cut my losses. Sister Agnes asks if he's absolutely certain that's she going to tell him. He knows Sami. If it's on her mind and she wants to do it, it's going to happen. Maybe it's the right thing to do, maybe it's not. The only thing he knows for sure is that she's not letting go of the idea. That means there is no place for him in her life. Sister Agnes tells him he has to give this more thought. What he has to do is leave Salem. He's on his way; he already has his plane ticket. He leaves tomorrow afternoon. His mind is made up. She says I guess this is goodbye. They hug. Rafe asks her to check on Grace and for Sami for him. She will.
Preview: Maggie to Bo - She left with Roman. Bo - What? Maggie - They left together. Hope (in a robe) to Roman swatting his hand away - Just don't touch me, okay? Chloe to Daniel - What are you doing here? Kate - Do you want to tell her or should I? Mia to Nicole - You lied to me about everything. Did you seriously think that you were going to get away with all of this?
Tuesday Apr 14
Horton Cabin: Nicole is approaching the cabin when Mia catches up to. Nicole asks if she was following her when Mia says 'how could you do this to me?' She then tells Nicole that she hates her and she wants her baby back. She lied to her about everything. She calls Nicole an alcoholic porn star who tried to kill her ex-husband. Did she really think she could get away with this? Nicole wants to know who told her. Mia says that makes no difference - she was up half the night reading about her on the internet. Nicole wants to know who is trying to ruin her life. Mia says it doesn't matter - apparently everyone in Salem knows about Nicole's past. Nicole explains about the porn, she didn't have a choice. She doesn't drink anymore and if she read all the information she would know that she was never convicted of any crime. Mia scoffs - and that makes it alright? Chloe comes out of the cabin and asks Nicole who Mia is.
They are inside the cabin now. Nicole introduces Mia as the girl she is mentoring - she's from the home for troubled teens. She didn't tell Chloe about - she thought she had. Chloe takes Nicole aside and says she thinks it's great what she's doing but she needs to get ready for her wedding. Nicole knows but Mia is in crisis ... Mia, Crisis - is that what you call it these days? Nicole then says that Mia had a hard life and it's unraveling. Mia tells Nicole to tell the truth for once. Chloe isn't sure what's going on but she has to go meet Kate she won't be gone long. After Chloe leaves Mia notices Nicole's dress. She tells her to leave it in the garment bag - she won't be getting married today. Mia can't believe that she trusted Nicole with her baby. Nicole tries to calm her down - they need to discuss this like rational human beings. Mia snaps - she doesn't think Nicole is human - she's a monster. Nicole starts trotting out the poor, misunderstood me pack of lies - she's a good person with a good heart. All she ever wanted was someone to love her and someone to love. She now knows she was born to be a mother.
Mia asks Nicole if she's supposed to believe anything she says now. Nicole says her father was a horrible person - he forced her to do porn. Mia asks if she's going to say she was forced to try and kill her ex-husband. For all Mia knows Nicole killed Tony to make sure he couldn't tell anyone the truth about Sydney. Nicole says she didn't touch Tony - his death was accidental. They go back and forth a bit - Mia tells Nicole that she is going to tell EJ the truth - Nicole says she can't. More arguing. Mia starts to leave - she's going to get her baby. Nicole goes after her. She goes all out trying to convince Mia she's a changed person now - she's done a lot of things she regrets but that is in the past. She goes on about her pregnancy and plays the 'then I lost my baby' card. Mia isn't buying what Nicole is trying to sell - she's leaving to get her baby. Nicole says fine and starts going back inside. Mia follows her - that's it. You're just going to let me go. Nicole can see her mind is made up but she thinks Mia should think about it. Once the truth comes out there will be repercussions and things could end up being worse for her and Sydney. Mia thinks Nicole is trying to manipulate her. Nicole isn't - she's trying to warn her. The DA could think Mia was selling her baby on the black market - that's a serious offence. Mia isn't worried she's a minor and Nicole's the adult - she's the one that will be in trouble. Nicole - are you sure about that? You can be sent to juvie and you'll lose your baby. Mia tells Nicole that she was acting all nice to her and now she's threatening her. Nicole glares at Mia - It's not a threat, it's a promise.
Brady Pub - Part 1: Kate calls Chloe - she needs to see her right now. Kate turns up the pressure when Chloe asks if they couldn't discuss this over the phone - she has to help Nicole get ready for her wedding. Kate thought she had made it perfectly clear that all their meetings were to be face to face - this isn't optional. Chloe says she did - she'll be there shortly. Kate tells her she has a surprise for her as Daniel walks in. Kate tells Daniel all about her talk show for Hearth & Home. It's geared towards women. She wants him to be a guest. He isn't so sure - he has stage fright - doesn't like cameras - he's kind of shy. Kate says his shyness is part of his charm. She says he's a surgeon known world-wide - he disputes that - so she changes it to known throughout the USA. Daniel agrees to do it but he'll need some help from the host. He's surprised to hear that Kate isn't the host.
Brady house: Bo is in bed and he has a dream / vision about Roman and Hope in bed together. He wakes up and sees a note Hope left for him and his vision expands now to include a newspaper with today's date on it. Bo reads the note from Hope. She had an early meeting with Thompson at the Java Cafe about the stakeout - he was sleeping so peacefully she didn't wake him.
Java Cafe: Hope greets Maggie and sees Roman. She has a flashback to Bo telling her about his vision of her in bed with another man and of her asking Roman if Bo had told him to stay away from her. She asks Roman if he's seen Detective Thompson - so they're supposed to be on a stakeout together today. He tells her there's a change of plans - he's her new partner. Thompson is out with the flu that's going around - they are down 4 officers today that is why he's on the stakeout. He gets a call. The drug deal has been changed from the pier to the Hacienda Motel. Bo rushes into the Java Cafe and asks Maggie if she seen Hope - he also describes the detective Hope was meeting up with. Maggie tells Bo she left about 10 minutes ago with Roman. Maggie asks Bo if he has some time to talk. They sit down and Maggie starts asking about Ciara and if she's recovered from the flu. She has - it was just a 24 hour bug. Maggie says it's not Ciara then that has you so distracted. Bo has the vision again. Maggie asks what's wrong - he just went pale. He says he's fine - Maggie leaves - Bo frets.
Officer Chatsworth arrives and when Bo says he's going to radio Hope at the pier the officer tells him communications are down and the location of the deal was changed. Nobody knows where they are. Bo sends him out to find Roman's snitch. Bo leaves a message on Hope's cell asking her to call him. Chatsworth returns - they went to the guy's house but he's not home.
Motel: Roman and Hope are in the motel room. He tells Hope to turn off her cell phone because the signal could be tracked - she's one step ahead of him - already done. She peeks around the drapes - hoping the guy shows up soon. Roman tells her they could be there all day. Roman tries to radio in to report their location but they've lost contact with the station - he can't use the landline because the dealer's brother owns the motel so they're on their own. Roman is at the window as Hope pours them each a coffee from a thermos - she feels that the dealer jammed all the phone signals. She is standing behind Roman with the coffee when he turns around and knocks the coffee flying - Hope gets coffee all down the front of her top. Hope comes out of the washroom wearing a robe - she has a cold cloth across the top of her hand - she poured coffee on it. Roman wants to see it - she pushes his hand away - Don't touch me. She sees the look on Roman's face - she apologises - she over-reacted. Roman wants to know what's going on. Hope - Bo asked you to stay away from me, didn't he? Roman says yes - he wants to know why. Hope says it's so ridiculous she can't even say it. She peeks through the drapes and drops them - she tells Roman she thinks she was spotted. They pull their guns and take positions by the door. They watch as someone tries the door - they put their plan into action.
Brady Pub - Part 2: Chloe arrives and Kate tells Daniel she's the host. She tells Chloe that Daniel is going to be guest on the show - Chloe doesn't think that's a good idea. Daniel doesn't think he's the right guy for the show. Kate disagrees. When the audience hears his name they'll know he's someone good with his hands. Kate's assistance Chris comes running in (he's such a hoot - he some great lines today!) They have a major, major problem. The studio they hired to use to produce the talk show burnt down. No injuries thank god but the building and contents were completely obliterated. He's called every other studio in the vicinity - they can't get space at any of them. Kate sends him home to keep working on finding a location. Chloe tells Kate this is probably for the best - she's going to be very busy with her job in Vancouver. She has time to find someone else now. Kate doesn't want anyone else. Daniel says you're not going to keep someone that doesn't want to do it, are you? Kate snaps - then she shouldn't have signed the contract. She's committed to Hearth & Home now. Chloe wants to leave to get back to the cabin to help Nicole but Kate won't let her. Maggie comes in and goes to Dan and asks him why he's watching Kate and Chloe. He's worried about Kate - she's pushing too hard and he's worried that her health may suffer. He tells Maggie about the studio fire. Maggie has the perfect solution. She offers Kate Chez Rouge to use as a studio. Chloe reminds her she has a restaurant to run - she can't just shut it down during taping. Kate thinks it's perfect. They can shoot after hours and they won't be shooting every day anyway. Maggie thinks the publicity for the restaurant won't hurt either. She has to leave - 'see you on the set.' Kate turns to Daniel and Chloe - so the two of you are still on board? They are. They sit down to discuss Daniel's segment. Kate thinks it should be on healthy eating. Daniel points out that isn't his field of expertise - Kate tells him he'll be fine. Chloe is worried that she might have to cook. Kate says no but you may have to sample some of the food - she thinks that may be the most important part of the show.
Preview: Bo (on his cell) - As soon as you hear from Roman or Hope you call me. Hope to Roman - Get ready. Roman - Let's do it. Rafe to Will - Your mom and I ... uh. Will - What? She dumped you? Nicole to Brady - Brady you need to leave. Brady - You know what I need? I need you.
Wednesday Apr 15
Brady Pub: Brady stares at the paper - Nicole Walker to wed EJ DiMera Today. He leaves. Arianna reports to Max on what she has done. Max asks if
she's settling in okay. She is - anything else she can do? Melanie walks in - you can take my order. Max introduces his free-loading sister to Arianna. Melanie gives her order - she tells Max she likes her. Max asks her about her new job at the hospital. Melanie's string of complaints goes on and on and on. Arianna injures her hand so Max goes to check it out. Max is holding her hand when Chelsea walks in - Whoa! Arianna explains that she accidentally bruised her hand. Chelsea gets Max to introduce her - she's very friendly but she makes it clear that Max is with her. After Arianna goes to check on an order Chelsea tells Max she was impressed by the way he attended to Arianna's wrist. If she didn't know better she'd think he was a doctor. Melanie pops up - he will be - she holds up a folder paper. Chelsea asks - what is that? Melanie looks at Max - you didn't tell her? So Melanie takes it upon herself to tell Chelsea that it's a completely filled out application for medical school. She looks at Max - you weren't going to keep something so serious from your girlfriend, were you? Chelsea asks Max if he was ever planning on telling her. Max - the truth - probably not. Chelsea says you tell Melanie but you weren't going to tell me. He didn't tell Melanie - she opened his mail. Chelsea thought they were going to be honest with each other. He claims he didn't lie to her. He didn't say anything because he's not sure he's going to get in and the thought of her being disappointed - he couldn't take that. She tells him she'd never be disappointed in him. She tells him he's one of the smartest guys she knows and he will get in and he'll be a fantastic doctor one day. She tells him to hand in that application - she doesn't want to hear another word. Melanie comes back and asks Max if he's handing that in. He is - she says make me proud bro and then leaves. Max and Chelsea banter a bit then kiss.
Horton Cabin - Part 1: Nicole browbeats Mia - if she tells the truth her baby will be put in foster care. Mia tells her she won't let that happen. Nicole smirks - words are cheap. Mia looks Nicole in the eyes and tells her that all she cares about is her baby and if coming forward is the best thing for her that's what she is going to do. She'll take the risk. Nicole understands that she wants to do what is best for her baby and she admires her selflessness but ... she prattles on about when she was Mia's age she wanted to make these big decisions. She had a difficult childhood that made her tough as nails - Mia reminds her of herself. Not only because she's tough but because her emotions led her to make some bad choices. Mia wants to know what her point is. Nicole claims she learned some pretty valuable lessons - look what she has now. She has EJ, she has Sydney and a wonderful, comfortable life ahead of her - she put her past behind her. She declares that Mia has her whole life in front of her - if she confesses she is going to ruin her life. If she doesn't she has a wonderful career, a great guy out there for her and she has all the time in the world to have more children. Take it from someone who's made her fair share of mistakes - don't make this one. Mia knows that Nicole is right about everything. She's sorry for what Nicole went through, what she herself has gone through and for what Sydney's already been put throught although she guesses Sydney doesn't know that. Nicole claims that all Sydney knows that she is loved and protected - that's all that matters to her. Mia says that makes sense but her mom used to tell her that some stuff you have to do on instinct. Not because you think it's right but because it feels right. Her instinct is telling her to take her baby and that's what she is going to do. Nicole rushes outside after Mia - she has something she wants to give her. It's a family portrait of her, EJ and Sydney. She asks if she could put it away for Sydney so she'll have something to remember them by no matter where she ends up. Mia asks her why she's saying that. Nicole is just being realistic Mia sees through her lies - trying to scare me you mean. Nicole denies that. She's learned the hard way that some things you can't fix; some things you can never take back. The truth is she's going to lose Sydney to the system - government property if she insists on taking her back and telling everyone the truth. You probably won't see her again. Nicole succeeds in scaring Mia to tears. Mia wishes she could take it all back. Nicole tells her she can't. She has a big decision to make - does she want Sydney in her life or not? Mia can't do it - she can't risk losing Sydney forever. Nicole confirms that Mia isn't going to get the baby or tell anyone the truth. Nicole is about to utter false sympathy but Mia stops her and tells her not to say it. Mia leaves. Nicole has the audacity to look heavenwards and thank God - yeah like God lives to perpetuate her lies and crimes!
Sami's place: Rafe is outside the door holding the medal Sami left behind at the safe house. He has several flashbacks and then knocks on the door. He asks Will if his mom is there - he has something for her. Will tells Rafe his mother is out running errands, seeing a friend - Will thought that was Rafe - guess not. Rafe is just going to drop off something for her and then he'll get out of his way. Will tells him he isn't in the way - does he want to come in. Rafe hands him the medal - just give this to her when she comes back. He tells Will to take care. Will responds - see you soon. Rafe smiles - right. Will - Or not. Why do I get the feeling that I'm not going to see you again soon or ever again. Rafe - See your mom and I .. Will - she dumped you? Rafe says no - why would he think that? Will shrugs - he has that just got dumped look on his face. Rafe thinks he mistook it for the I'm leaving town look. Will - for good? Rafe says yeah - I got another job. He's going to leave when Grace starts crying. He tells Will he has some extra time - he can settle her down if Will doesn't mind. Will doesn't. Will gets a call from Mia - she's crying - can she come over? Rafe is holding Grace and asks Will if everything is fine. Will says one of his friends is going through some stuff right now. Rafe asks if he wants to talk about it. Will asks if he wants to talk about why he's leaving town. Rafe - I told you. Will - And I told you my friend is going through something. Rafe apologises - he didn't mean to pry. Will hints that his mom will be home soon. Rafe tells Grace he'll see her later. Don't grow up to fast on me. He kisses her head and hands her over to Will. Will tells Rafe that he hopes his new job is good and everything works out for him. Rafe - You too Will. He leaves. Mia arrives. Will asks her what's wrong. She answers - what isn't? Will asks her to tell him about it. She can't. He says okay. She asks if he is babysitting. He is - he has to check on her he'll be right back. He brings Grace out and goes on and on about how his arms are getting sore from carrying her - she's so heavy. Mia says you just want me to hold her. Will - only because I know you want to - he hands Grace over to Mia.
Java Cafe: Officer Chatsworth reports to Bo that their informant has disappeared - his apartment is empty. Bo sends him back to the station to see if he can find out the location of the stakeout. Bo is outside the cafe on his phone - why wasn't he brought up to speed on this? As soon as you hear from Roman or Hope call me. After he hangs up he mutters - What's going on Fancy Face? Where are you?
Motel - Part 1: Hope checks both the radio and her cell - no signal. When they see the doorknob turn they take positions on both sides of the door, guns drawn. A maid comes in so they quickly hide their guns - the maid makes a quick exit. Hope checks the window. Another car pulled up - 4 men, all armed. They're splitting up, heading this way - time to get ready.
Waterfront - Part 1: Brady is still looking at the newspaper recalling Melanie advising him to be honest and tell the woman he loves her. He tosses the paper in the garbage and takes off.
Horton Cabin - Part 2: Nicole wonders where Chloe is when there's a knock on the door. She's thinks it's Mia but it's Brady. He asks if he can come in. She lets him in but they have to make this fast because she's running late. Brady - because you were arguing with Mia? Nicole says eavesdropping is becoming his thing. He wasn't - he saw Mia when he arrived - she was crying. What happened? Nicole sneers - it's none of your business. Brady scoffs - it was his business a couple of months ago. Nicole says fine. We exchanged a few words. Brady wants her to stop lying to him. Nicole puts on the righteous indignation - you think I'm lying. Brady sarcastically answers - why would I ever have reason to think that - she's always so open and upfront about everything. Nicole asks him if he can't even fake being happy for her today. He answers - that's your area of expertise. Nicole says she's getting married this afternoon - he's supposed to be there for her - supportive. She works hard to coax a smile out of him. Brady says he came to see her because she is getting married today - there's something she needs to know; something he has to tell her. Nicole tells him not to do this today. He's going to ask her if she's prepared to marry EJ without telling EJ that Sydney is not her child. She is going to do just that - now would he please be happy for her. Brady tells her she will never be happy with EJ. She deserves to be loved by someone who cares for her just the way you are not as some prepackaged baby deal. Nicole says there is no one out there like that. Brady - are you sure about that? He leans in to kiss her. She says she's never be very good at resisting him but she's doing it now because it's her wedding day. He tells her she's marrying the wrong guy - she deserves to be loved, she deserves to be happy. She tells him he knows her - she'll never get everything she wants if ... He stops her - it doesn't have to be like that. Nicole tells him that she and EJ are wired the same - they don't live by the rules but he does - he's one of the good guys - one of the best. Brady - You don't love EJ. She says she does, she doesn't - then she just tells him to stop saying that. Brady says you don't. She says she does. She knows that it's not a perfect love and that they're dysfunctional but it's what she wants - she needs ... Brady steps in - you need misery, a loveless marriage? Nicole - Brady, you need to leave. Brady - What I need? I need you. Nicole tells him he needs to find someone with no baggage - please leave. He asks if he's just supposed to watch her make the biggest mistake of her life. Nicole says you've walked away from me before, she's sure he can do it again. Brady doesn't want to talk about the past. Nicole reminds him that he threw her out of his life - he was right then. It was the right thing to do. Maybe there's still a spark there but it's over - he has his path to walk down and she has hers with EJ and the baby. Brady says what about the spark between them. Nicole says it will fade away and it will be gone. Brady doesn't want that. She tells him he doesn't have a choice. She tells him she doesn't want to be saved and if what she is doing is damning her life she accepts that - he has to accept it too. Brady knows that look in her eye - he knows she has made her decision. Nicole tells him to find someone that deserves him - she kisses his cheek. He kisses her on the lips and leaves - Nicole snivels. Nicole puts her veil on - I'm getting married today and nothing is going to stop me.
Waterfront - Part 2: Bo is on the phone with Ciara - Mommy will be home soon. Officer Chatsworth comes along and tells Bo a squad car radioed in - spotted some bad boys by the Hacienda Motel - something must be going down. Bo - Maybe Hope and Roman are down there.
Brady comes back after his trip out to the cabin - he kicks the trash can just as Melanie shows up. He tells her he's not somebody she wants to be around right now. She wants to help. He's always talking her off the ledge - let her help him. She kisses him - he kisses her back.
Motel - Part 2: Hope and Roman hold their guns as they hear someone banging on the door. Bo kicks the door in - sorry to burst in on you like that. Roman says he almost took his head off. Hope checks out the window - Bo took them all down. Bo checks that they're both okay. They are - Roman goes to help with the booking. Hope hugs Bo and kisses his cheek - she was sure glad to see him come through that door. Bo notices the newspaper on the nightstand and picks it up - I'll be damned. Hope says she hopes he doesn't think that just because she and Roman were stuck in this flea bag room that ... she spilled coffee on her blouse that's why she has this ridiculous robe on. Bo tells her that his visions were totally on with this motel room, the date, her and Roman being here ... she jumps in - but nothing happened. He got that. His visions were wrong about why they were there. Hope says exactly. Now you know you can't control what you see but you can trust me enough to tell me everything. Bo - Always. Hope adds - Whatever these visions, whatever you see, we'll deal with them together. She kisses him and then says 'that's the most important thing ... us ... together.'
Preview: Stefano to EJ - Today Philip Kiriakis will answer for what he did. Nicole to Chloe - Maybe I'm making a huge mistake. Chloe - So you think you shouldn't marry EJ? Melanie to Brady - Are you in love with Nicole Walker? Sami to Lucas - The thing I told you and told everyone, it's a lie. Lucas - What did you lie about this time?
Thursday Apr 16
Horton Cabin: Chloe returns to find a sniveling Nicole - OMG - has the wedding been called off? The wedding is still on as far as she knows. Chloe wants to know why she's crying. Nicole doesn't know. She was trying the veil on and everything was perfect and then she started to feel like maybe she was making a huge mistake. Chloe asks - so you think you shouldn't marry EJ? Nicole tells Chloe that Brady came by earlier and made it clear that if she called off the wedding he'd be waiting for her. Chloe asks if she is having doubts that EJ isn't the one. No - she told Brady that she and EJ were the perfect match. She whines and snivels some more. Chloe chalks it up to wedding days being stressful as well as the happiest day of your life. That's why she eloped - she suggests that Nicole and EJ elope. Nicole doesn't want that - she wants everyone to get the picture. She's going to marry EJ DiMera and there isn't anything anyone can do about it. Nicole's something blue is a little stuffed animal that they had as kids that Brandon sent her - she'll put it in her bouquet. Chloe hands her the something old from Nicole's mother - it's her grandmother's pearls. Nicole preaches that she is going to be 10 times the mother that Faye ever was. Her kids life is going to be the best and the wedding today will seal the deal. Chloe gives a gift - a bracelet - this is her something new. Nicole starts to put it on but it breaks and she freaks. She's so sorry. Chloe will take it back and get it restrung. Nicole wonders if it's a sign that things are going to go wrong. Chloe tells her it was just an accident. She tells her about how she broke the special Christmas ornament the Horton's had made for her and everything worked out for her and Lucas. She and EJ will be fine. Chloe can see she's still upset - what could possibly wreck her wedding - Oh, Sami. Chloe thought they talked about that - Sami is nothing but a single mother - Sami can't compete with Nicole who is raising a daughter with EJ. Nicole has this weird feeling about the wedding. They then take turns calling Sami names to make themselves feel better. Nicole says she isn't worried about Sami - she won't be bothering her and EJ any longer. Nicole gloats as she tells Chloe about Rafe spying on them and how she told EJ and Stefano - she loved when EJ slammed the door in Sami's face. Nicole is so proud of herself but she sees Chloe isn't amused. Chloe tells her what goes around comes around. The more you try to hurt Sami the greater the chances are that you'll get hurt in return. Chloe comes out all dressed and asks Nicole if she's ready to get into dress. Nicole tells Chloe that she's wrong about the karma thing. Everything she's done to Sami is totally justified and if she's enjoying it a little too much well that's just getting some good karma back for all the times Sami tried to ruin her life. The main thing is that nothing bad is going to happen. This wedding is going to happen. It's going to be wonderful and no one is going to ruin it for me.
DiMera mansion: EJ is in the living room getting ready when Stefano walks in and asks if he is ready for this happen. EJ wants to know if he's talking about the wedding or their plans for Philip. The wedding - EJ is more than ready. It's very difficult - they both mope about how Antony should be there. EJ says this is supposed to be the happiest day of his life. Stefano - instead we are remembering your dead brother which is why this matter has to be taken care of today. EJ asks if they have to take care of this business today on his wedding day. Stefano says it's the best possible chance - they have enemies - if they think we are in church their guard is down. Today Philip Kiriakis will answer for what he did. EJ isn't sure that today is the best choice. He doesn't want to be selfish but it's his wedding day - if they go through with this business it's the only thing people will remember. Stefano scoffs - people will remember what they want them to remember. EJ says what about Nicole - he realises that Stefano doesn't hold her in very high regard but ... Stefano - And you do? EJ says I'm marrying her. Stefano tells him not to let sentamentality cloud his judgement - what matters is that their mission is successful. Today is the right day. Stefano asks if he is having doubts about the day or about what needs to be done. He has no second thoughts about punching Philip but the timing ... Stefano tells him he can't have it both ways. They have to strike when their guard is down - today! If they don't it may be months before they have another chance. Think about Antony - he should be here with us today. We can never forget Antony. We will never forgive. EJ hugs him and tells Stefano to make the call. Stefano does - It is time. Stefano introduces Senor Masai to EJ. EJ asks Stefano is he knows about the job. He does - he is the best. Very loyal, very trustworthy. EJ wants to know if he's traceable, Interpol? Stefano sasy Senor Masai has flown under the radar all
his life - no fingerprints, no record of any kind, he's never been arrested - he essentially does not exist. Stefano says they have to be in complete agreement about this mission. If he says no then it's no but if he agrees Senor Masai will do what needs to be done. EJ hands the hit man an untraceable cell phone. He tells him to wear it and then he will dispose of it in the river. It's programmed with two numbers both untraceable. One leads to him directly and the other to an associate who can contact him at any time. He is to never again have direct contact with his father. The man agrees. EJ tells him to leave.
Kiriakis mansion: Stephanie tells Philip she stopped by on an impulse. He asks her what she wants to do - she kisses him. Philip thinks she has great impulses - his cell rings. It's important he has to take it. He apologises when his call wraps up - the rest of the day is his and hers - his cell rings. It's important. Philip finishes his call and notices that Stephanie is getting ready to leave. She tells him he's busy and that's fine - she's not going to whine about him not paying attention to her. But what he needs to remember is that he does have a girlfriend and a little attention wouldn't hurt. She leaves. Philip is on the phone - what's the hotel, what's the room - tell him I'll be there in 15 minutes.
Waterfront: Brady recalls Nicole stepping back from his attempt to kiss her. Melanie comes along and comments that he's an angry man. He tells her she doesn't want to be around him. They end up sitting on the bench when Melanie starts prattling on about anger turning to passion - she likes passion - does he? She kisses him. Brady breaks the kiss. Melanie - You can't say you didn't like that. She lets him know she was into it but she can tell he's thinking this is a bad idea. She never thinks kissing a hot guy is a bad idea. Brady thinks they should put this in the way too weird column and move on. Melanie - to the next level? No - first of all she's way younger than him ... Melanie - You think I'm too naive to know that you wish it was another woman you were kissing. Brady says he shouldn't have kissed
her at all. She reminds him that she kissed him. Brady thinks he shouldn't have let it happen. He was upset ... Melanie fills in because she dumped you and you need her. She tries to joke him out of his bad mood but doesn't succeed. She knows he's the strong and silent type which is cool but he's dying inside.
Sami's place: Sami is digging through her purse looking for her cell phone. She picks up a picture of her, Rafe and Grace and says it's not fair - he should be here with us. There's a knock on her door. It's Lucas - he got her text asking him to come right over. Sami has to tell him something - it's important. She has to do something and what she has to do is going to change her life and several other peoples lives too. She needs him to know about it. Lucas doesn't want to hear it. Every time she says peoples lives will be changed this little voice inside his head says run for cover. She has to tell him - he's the only person she can trust. He asks about her FBI friend. Instead of telling Lucas that he already knows she says he's temporarily out of town. Lucas tells her to go ahead and tell him. The thing she told him and everyone is a lie. She told him the baby she had died but she didn't, it's Grace and she's healthy and beautiful and she's EJ's daughter. Lucas tells Sami he's batting a thousand because he believed her when she said her baby died and that Grace was adopted. She's sorry - is he mad. No, he's impressed. Sami apologises again. He tells her he's over it - stop apologising. He thinks a lot of people are going to be mad - her dad, Caroline, Will and EJ is going to go bonkers. Is she sure she wants to do this? Sami says telling the truth is the right thing to do no matter what happens. She has to tell the truth for Grace. Lucas tells her she doesn't have to justify her behaviour - Grace's father is a S.O.B. He meant what he said before - that baby doesn't look like either her or EJ. She could have gotten away with this for a long time - what made her want to tell EJ the truth? Sami tells her about the nun that helped her - the nun told her that being honest was the best way. It wasn't just the nun - in the end she realised that she doesn't want Grace to hate her. Lucas gets that. Sami tells him she still regrets the fact that she never told him the truth about Will as soon as she found out. Lucas tells her what's done is done. He's actually impressed with her but no more lies. Sami agrees. EJ deserves to know the truth. Lucas even though he's getting married today he does. He asks her why she's doing is this. Is it for Grace, EJ or is she doing this just to stick it to Nicole.
Sami says that EJ has to know Grace is his daughter but more importantly Grace has to know who her father is. Lucas - and if it ruins Nicole's life in the process that's icing on the cake. Sami doesn't care about what happens to that stupid slut but she's in for it when EJ finds out Grace is his daughter - if she thought she had problems with me now ... Lucas says this isn't about Nicole, this is about EJ. When he finds out Grace is his he'll be banging on her door every day - he'll want visitation. That's what she wants, isn't it? Sami says it's not about EJ. Lucas says are you sure it's not because you want him back, that you still have the hots for him? Sami states emphatically that she does not want EJ back in her life. Lucas tells her she's doing the one thing that is going to make that happen. Sami - I have to tell the truth - why are you trying to make this something it's not. It's because he knows her - she doesn't like to be alone and she's always had a thing for EJ and with her FBI guy out of the picture... Sami insists he's just out of town temporarily. Lucas knows this isn't his call but he doesn't like where this is going at all. Sami - You're right, it's not your call. Lucas says he can be concerned about the kids - how will this affect Allie and Will. Sami says Allie is too young to know the difference and Will ... now he won't have a reason to resent Grace. Lucas hopes he'll be overjoyed but that still leaves one big problem - EJ. Sami states that EJ will be thrilled when he finds out Grace is his daughter. Lucas thinks he will be furious when she kept it from him and you know EJ when he's furious - you might as well find a foxhole. Sami thinks he will be furious but as soon as he lays eyes on Grace that anger will fly out the window. He'll fall in love with Grace just like everyone else has. Lucas hopes she's right about that. When is she going to tell him. Sami - Today. She should probably be heading out right now. Lucas - so you do know he's getting married today. Sami - I sure do.
Java Cafe: Melanie puts down a plate of assorted doughnuts on the table. She tells him she put them on his tab. Brady appreciates what she's doing but he's not in a sharing mood right now. She asks if they're talking about the donuts or his super secret person. Tell her how everything went down. He doesn't want to think about it let alone talk about it. He never should have gotten involved with ... he stops there. Melanie - the mystery woman, did you give her up for good. He had to - she's getting married today. Melanie - Are you in love with Nicole Walker? Brady tells her to forget this conversation. Melanie says that Nicole Walker is a real piece of work - it's good that he dropped her. Brady says considering she's marrying someone else it's a good reason to. Melanie shrugs - not necessarily but when you consider who she's marrying - yeah, it's a damn good reason. EJ DiMera is pure evil. EJ may be hot but have you ever seen the guy when he's angry? Brady has. It doesn't matter. Nicole said she loves him. Melanie says that's a mistake. She tried to do business with EJ and all she knows is that she doesn't want EJ to come near her again. The way he looks at you it's like you know he can make you disappear and then go out to dinner. And if he ever found out you had a thing for his wife ... well, think about it. Brady - you don't think I can handle EJ? He's a pompous jerk. Melanie - the thing about EJ is you never see it coming. Nicole won't either so if she thinks she can pull a fast one on him she has another think coming. He won't let on until he's ready and then he'll make his move and he'll take away everything she's ever wanted. He'll destroy every dream she's ever had and then push her into her own grave. Brady asks if she's okay when she shudders. Melanie - I'm fine. Nicole is the one that's playing a little too close to a jet engine. She doesn't it yet but when she says I Do she's really signing her death warrant.
Preview: Philip to Stephanie (They're in bed) - Are you sure? Nicole to Dr. Baker (at St Luke's) - Get out now. Dr. Baker - Do you really expect me to stay away on your big day? Brady to Chloe - Where is this coming from? Chloe - From me telling you to turn around and go home. Sami to Max - I am doing what's best for her and that means taking her to EJ right now.
Friday Apr 17
DiMera mansion: Stefano is having a drink and suggests that EJ have one too as he'll likely need it. Stefano ordered the car - it will be here in 15 minutes. EJ tells his father they have to look like they're going to a wedding. Stefano tells him not to worry - they toast Tony. Stefano says you're getting married but he'll never forget that it's the day that Philip Kiriakis paid in full. EJ tells Stefano he's thinking how lucky he is - he's always overwhelmed by the depth of Stefano's feelings for him. Stefano tells him that he'll find his love for his children growing until he loves them more than he loves his own life. EJ - That's how much Victor loves Philip. Stefano knows and that's why this is being done. Stefano announces the car is here. EJ tells him that she is going to know - they should tell her. Stefano thinks it's better for Nicole to realise this is a fait accompli because one way or the other she has to realise she has no say in the family business. EJ thinks she should know exactly what kind of family she's marrying into. Stefano scoffs - she is not na´ve. If she gets upset you point out to her that she's the only person that could have saved Philip's life and she chose not to. If the Justice Department had punished him he might have accepted that as payment for what he had done but no, he walked away scott free and that's why his fate was sealed. EJ - so we're back to 'this was her fault?' Stefano shrugs - who knows - maybe this will be a learning experience for Nicole - it will drive home how this family operates - now it's time to make her a real member of this family.
Docks - Part 1: Mr. Masai stares at a picture of Philip, pulls out his gun and attaches the silencer to it. He paces and looks at his wristwatch.
Hotel - Part 1: Philip arrives at the hotel room door expecting to meet a client instead he finds a scantily clad Stephanie on the other side of the door. Stephanie closes the door and starts taking off his jacket - this is a business meeting because she realised that business is the only thing that gets his attention. Philip tells her she definitely has his attention but he doesn't know how much business he'll be doing. Stephanie assumes that Howard was pretty convincing about Mr. Harken. She lets Philip know that she told Howard not to forward any calls to Philip but just in case ... he hands her his cell phone. She turns it off - is he sure he can handle life without a line to the outside. He thinks he'll manage - they kiss. They're on the bed and Stephanie is taking Philip's shirt off. He comments on nice it is to be alone. She adds that no one in the world knows where they are. They kiss. Philip can't believe how happy he is right now - not only all this but no obligations ... she tells him they have all the time in the world. He rolls on top of her and kisses her. Philip breaks the kiss and asks if she is sure. Stephanie - More than I've ever been. They make love - it's pretty hot scene - great music!!!
Hospital: A nurse tells Dr. Carver to go home and get some rest - she's been working so hard. Lexie says she has to go and read scriptures at her brother's wedding. Dr. Baker hears this and comments to himself that his invitation must have gotten lost in the mail.
St Luke's: - Part 1 Nicole is sitting in a pew holding Sami's baby. She makes empty promises about how she's going to be a wonderful wife and a good mother. (The good mother lets the baby chew on a beaded necklace - LOL!) Chloe strolls into the sacristy and tells Nicole that it's getting late - she has to get ready. Nicole is enjoying the peace and quiet and being alone with Sydney. Chloe doesn't want EJ seeing Nicole before the ceremony - she adds that before long they'll both be old married women. Nicole gets all upset - she left Grandma's pearls in the car. Chloe will get them - she can tell Nicole is nervous and tells her to calm down. In the vestibule Chloe runs into Brady - he wants to know where Nicole is. He has to talk to her. Chloe doesn't think that's a good idea. Back in the sacristy Nicole is kneeling in front of the altar (my eyes are rolling at her nerve) bargaining with God that if he takes care of EJ and Sydney she'll be a good mother - the kind Sydney deserves. (Uh - doesn't Sydney deserve to be with her real mother?) She wants to be a good wife to EJ. She knows she screwed up and she needs His help. She turns around and sees Dr. Baker and starts cursing. She orders Dr. Baker to get out. He asks her if she really expects him to stay away on her big day.
Brady tells Chloe he didn't ask her if it was a good idea, he asked her if she knew where Nicole is. Chloe answers that she's getting ready to marry EJ who will be here at any minute - she doesn't think he'll be happy to see Brady there. Brady - I can't tell you how much I don't care. Chloe is Nicole's friend and she thought he was to. He is. Chloe says then leave her alone. She knows he talked to her earlier and he really upset her. Brady asks her if it ever occurred to her that he wouldn't be able to upset Nicole if this was what she really wanted. Chloe is so sick of men who know what women want better than they do. Brady - Whoa ... where is this coming from? From her telling him to turn around and go home right now. In the sacristy Dr. Baker is a little hurt by Nicole's attitude - he'd like to think he had a lot to do with making this day happen. He's dedicated his life to putting healthy babies with happy families - is she going to deny him the celebration of his life's work? Nicole wants to know what he wants. Whatever it is he has to get out of there before EJ gets here. Dr Baker reminds her of how important it was for her to get that rich guy to marry her - his job and status at the hospital is just as important to him. Her replacing him as Sydney's doctor did not reflect well on him so he's here to remind her that she does not want to get on his bad side. Nicole sees his point - now go away and she won't treat him like a horrible, disgusting man - she'll pretend he's human. Dr. Baker thinks he may bring a guest - how about Mia? Nicole - Don't you dare! He laughs. He'll be nice but don't ever, ever talk to him like that again. She says fine but EJ will wonder why he's here. Dr. Baker says he may no longer be Sydney's doctor but the two of them are still very close and nothing is going to change that. In the vestibule Chloe tells Brady to listen to her. Brady tells her it's not her call. She says fine - I'll tell Nicole you're here but if she doesn't want to talk to you then you'll have to leave. Brady says no. Chloe says if he barges in the way he is now he won't have a shot. If he even wants a shot at this he needs to have her agree to see him. Brady says fine. Nicole is back in front of the altar on her knees - she recalls Mia confronting her about all her lies.
Sami's place: Sami is outside her place with Grace. She leaves Rafe a message - Grace misses him. Call if you can. She tells Grace that she's doing the right thing - she knows she is. She has a sick feeling in her stomach and her hands are shaking but this is best for everyone, certainly her - she'll get to know her daddy. The truth is going to come out eventually, right - better now. Hope you daddy's ready for the surprise of a lifetime.
Brady Pub: Lexie is sitting at the bar - Max tells her that her order will take a few minutes. He tells her that he didn't say anything about Tony when she first came in but he should have - he knows it can be kind of rough. Lexie says she was with him when he died and now here she is getting a sandwich to go so she can get to EJ and Nicole's wedding - they couldn't wait - it's like losing Tony doesn't even matter. Max asks if she has to go. She does - she's doing a reading at the wedding. Max hopes the wedding doesn't make her too sad. Lexie thanks him - she can see why Theo likes him so much.
Sami comes rushing in carrying Grace in her baby seat - she tells Max she needs his help. She just got a flat tire so she needs him to blow it up, blow it out, change ... whatever. Max has to wait for someone to cover him. She tells him that EJ is getting married and she has to get there in time. It's an emergency. Max wants to know why she has to get to EJ's wedding. She tells him to stop asking questions and start on her tire - she'll watch the bar for him. She apologises for snapping at him - she's just in a hurry. She tells Grace this isn't going well - they should be there by now. Max tells her that the spare is flat too. She asks if she can borrow his car - Chelsea has it - what about Grandma's - she's on jury duty. Sami says she has to walk then - she asks Max to watch Grace for two minutes while she gets the stroller. Max touches Grace's head - you don't feel good, do you? When Sami returns ranting about getting a parking ticket ... Max finally cuts in - Sami, she's sick. Feel her head - it feels like she has a fever. Sami thinks she is just a little warm. Max tells her to talk to EJ later - he thinks she should take Grace to a doctor. Sami says she's fine - Max argues that she has a fever. Max suggests that she go talk to EJ and he'll take Grace to a doctor. Sami insists that Grace is fine - they have a mission to accomplish. Max tries again but Sami tells him to stop it. She's Grace's mother - she would know if something was wrong. Max asks her what is going on. She asks him if he thinks she's the kind of person that would do something like that to her own daughter. No - he knows she is good mother. Sami says she is doing what is best for her and that means taking her to EJ right now. She thanks him for his help. Outside the pub Sami hears the bells - Oh no, I'm too late.
St Luke's - Part 2: Lexie, Stefano and EJ are in the vestibule. Stefano asks about Abe and Lexie tells him that Abe didn't think it was a good idea for the Mayor to attend a DiMera wedding. She tells EJ that she's on call so don't be alarmed if she has to slip out. Father Matt walks in - it's almost time to take their places. The priest, Stefano and Lexie go into the sacristy. EJ takes a call from Mr. Masai - the boy is not here - the house is empty - where would he have gone? (He's inside the Kiriakis mansion). EJ enters the sacristy and sees Brady standing behind the pews. He tells him he's not on the guest list - he'd like him to leave. Brady - What are you going to do? Throw me out? EJ will if he has to. In the vestibule Chloe hands Nicole the pearls and tells her Brady is there. Nicole thinks EJ will go crazy if he arrives and finds Brady there. Chloe tells her it's too late - EJ's already here. Nicole has a meltdown mumbling about all the people that could show up at her wedding that she doesn't want there. Chloe says - damn it - knock it off - you're about 5 minutes away from getting everything you want so don't go nutso on me now. Nicole says you're right Brady would never ruin my wedding. Chloe - How could he? In the sacristy EJ tells one of his hired thugs that Brady needs to be attended to. Stefano points out that Nicole will be upset. EJ tells the thug to keep an eye on Brady to make sure he doesn't do anything to disrupt the wedding - when he leaves let him know it was a mistake to come here. The thug sits across the aisle from Brady. EJ tells Stefano that Masai called - Philip's not home. Stefano - That's a pity. I was hoping Victor Kiriakis would have that experience. EJ is more concerned that the timing on this whole thing is off. Stefano pulls out a card and tells him to give Masai this number. EJ calls for another goon and tells him to give this number to the person that answers this phone (he gives him his untraceable cell) - when it's done destroy it. Stefano tells EJ to forget about business now and concentrate on Nicole. Chloe tells Nicole she looks beautiful - she hears the music - that's her cue. She goes inside.
Chloe comes down the aisle followed by Nicole. EJ glances at his wristwatch. Brady mouths 'Good Luck' to Nicole as she passes by him. Brady then goes and stands in the vestibule by the open door - the thug watches. EJ asks Nicole if she is ready - she is. Father Matt starts talking - when he says that 'the Holy Mother is smiling at her - She knows what you have done to bring this new family into being' Nicole looks panicked - the look doesn't escape Stefano. The priest says the Hail Mary prayer - Brady mutters - Remember what I said Nicole - Good Luck. You're going to need it. He leaves. EJ gives a nod to the hired thug to go after Brady. Father Matt prattles on - Nicole looks at Sami's baby - EJ looks at Stefano. The ceremony continues - EJ recalls browbeating Nicole into agreeing not to see Brady again. Nicole recalls stealing Sami's baby. She starts snivelling so EJ gives her a hankie and then checks his wristwatch. The priest tells them to bow their heads as the ringers ring a change that has been celebrating marriages for hundreds of years. The bells chime. Stefano makes a signal to the goon at the back of the church - the goon speaks into a headphone - now. After the chimes Father Matt asks the question that he hopes is just rhetorical - If there are here present that know of any just cause why these two may not be lawfully joined in holy matrimony speak now or forever hold your peace. Silence. Father Matt - Now moving on ... Mia - I would like to. Father Matt - Yes dear, what is it that you'd like to say?
Docks - Part 2: Mr Masai is on his cell looking at the picture of Philip - it's not going to be a problem, a little public perhaps ... He gets a call from the guy Stefano has working as a gardener at the Kiriakis' - the guy gives him the name and address of the hotel Philip is at.
Brady hears the bells chiming as he strolls along - he hears someone and turns around and sees EJ's hired thug standing there.
Hotel - Part 2: Philip and Stephanie are basking in the afterglow. Stephanie says it feels like they're the only two people in the world. Philip wishes they were. Stephanie - you'd get sick of me. Philip says probably in about a couple of hundred years. Stephanie brings up all the fights they had ... Philip says they weren't fights - I acted like a jerk and you called me on it. Stephanie is glad they happened because they faced their issues and didn't pretend like everything was perfect. She tells him the reason she acted the way she did was because she was scared that he was going to hurt her - now she knows that she can really trust him. Philip isn't really comfortable with sincerity but he's going to try very hard to be a man she can trust. They start kissing again. Mr Masai is outside Philip's and Stephanie's room - inside they are kissing. Stephanie says I love you - Philip tells her he loves her. Stephanie asks him to promise that he'll never leave her again. Philip - I'm never going to leave you Stephanie, not ever.
Preview: Sami (at the Brady Pub) - Oh my God. Max - Brady, what the hell happened to you (Brady comes in all beat up - Melanie is with him). EJ to Nicole - Who is she? EJ to Mia - Why are you interrupting my wedding? Stephanie (looking towards the door) to Philip - Do you hear that? (outside the door the hitman has his gun pointed at the door) Philip calling out - Is somebody there?
Monday Apr 20
Hotel - Part 1: Stephanie wishes they never had to go back to the real world - this is perfect. Philip tells her not to spoil it. Stephanie asks if he's saying it can always be like this his. Philip - Cross my heart and hope to die. Mr. Masi stands outside the door with his gun held out in front of him.
Brady Pub - Part 1: Sami comes back inside - Max comments that she wasn't gone long. She stepped outside and heard the bells ringing. Max - going to the church was the most urgent thing until you heard the bells? She answers yes and adds that Grace isn't feeling well. Max thinks she wasn't meant to go to the wedding what with the flat tire and Grace getting sick. Sami can't believe that Nicole is actually married to EJ. Max is going to regret saying this but sometimes they ring the bells before the wedding. Sami says it doesn't matter, Grace is sick. She asks him to get her the thermometer. She tells Grace she's still going to tell EJ the truth - she just wishes she could stop that wedding. Grace's temp is 101 so Sami asks Max to call her a cab so she can take Grace to the ER. Max tells Sami she'll probably have a long wait at the ER - why doesn't she call her pediatrician? Sami says he's right. She asks Max to bring a cool washcloth - that might help with the fever. Max asks if she got the parent's medical history when she adopted Grace. Sami tells him she did. Sami calls the doctor.
St Luke's - Part 1: Mia just wants to say that Nicole has been really good to her. EJ asks Nicole if she knows her. Nicole doesn't know quite how to answer. EJ realises he's seen Mia before at the Java Cafe. He asks her what she's doing here. Mia is sorry. EJ wants to know why she's interrupting his wedding. Nicole tells EJ not to scare her. Dr. Baker rushes to Mia's side and tells her not to do this. Mia apologises again and tells Nicole that she does want her to be happy. EJ asks Nicole what Dr. Baker is doing here. She claims to have no idea - EJ doesn't look like he believes her. EJ - he just decided to wander down here and interrupt our service? Nicole repeats that she doesn't know what he's doing here - she wants the service to continue. EJ asks her what is going on. Nicole states that it's nothing. The poor girl is someone she's been trying to help - she has a lot of problems. Father Matt wants to know if they should ask her to leave. Nicole says no - can they just continue please. EJ chuckles - it's always something. Nicole makes light of the interruption. The priest asks Lexie to come up and do the reading. Stefano looks at the goon at the back of the church who is just getting a report from Mr. Masi - the target is not alone - ask if he cares about collateral damage. The goon answers - No, he doesn't care.
Docks: Melanie is on her cell arguing with her cell phone company - she knows she hasn't paid her bill but they can't cut her off - she's a health care provider. In mid rant they cut off her service. Melanie is whining when she trips over someone's legs. She starts chewing the drunk out and then realises it's Brady. Melanie tries to get him to wake up - she panics and calls for help - she can't call anyone because they turned her phone off. Brady starts mumbling - Nicole don't do it. Melanie tells him he looks awful - what happened? Brady - Payback is what happened. Melanie asks if she should call for help. He says no - he's okay. Melanie rambles on that they hit his face - what if he's not handsome anymore like Mickey Rourke or something? Brady starts to laugh but it hurts. She asks for his phone. They took it. Melanie asks if he knows who it was. Not by name. She asks if he went to that wedding she told him not to go to. Brady - It looks like you were right about that. Melanie calls for help again and then complains that the police are never around when you need them although they had to time to arrest her 800 times for nothing they're on a break when an innocent guy gets pummelled. Brady insists he is okay but has trouble getting up. Melanie tells him she's going to help him.
Hotel - Part 2: Stephanie wakes up - she didn't mean to drift off like that. She asks if he's still having trouble going to sleep. He doesn't have any problem falling asleep but he can't stay asleep. She asks if he's still having nightmares about Tony. He wakes up from the nightmare and then he realises it really happened ... Stephanie is worried about him. Philip thinks the nightmares will end when he's here with her. The hitman tries the door. Stephanie asks Philip if he heard that. Philip calls out - Is somebody there?
St Luke's - Part 2: Lexie starts the reading - Mia stares at Sydney. Mia gets up and and tells Dr. Baker this isn't right - Nicole is a liar. Dr. Baker steers her to the vestibule - he thinks she'll feel better if she gets some fresh air. EJ asks Nicole what the hell that was about. Nicole lies - Mia's emotional. EJ still doesn't know why she felt she had the right to be here - did Nicole invite her. She didn't. In the vestibule Dr. Baker tells Mia he couldn't let her ruin everything. Mia - my daughter's life is ruined because you and Nicole tricked me. Dr. Baker states they told her the truth - that they would give her daughter a better life. She tells him you think having more money means a better life - no one could love that baby more then her - her real mom and especially not that family from hell. She will not let that baby grow up in that house. Dr. Baker recalls Nicole stealing Sami's baby and he tells Mia there is something she doesn't know and it changes everything. Back in the sacristy Lexie is still reading the proverb. After the reading the priest says it's tme for the vows. Stefano looks at the goon who in turn asks Mr. Masi if it's done yet.
Hotel - Part 3: Masi knocks on the door and says room service. Philip didn't order anything - did she? No but they get a free bottle of champagne. Philip gets out of bed and puts his pants on - this day just keeps getting better and better. He goes to the door - outside the door Masi has the gun pointed, ready to fire. Just as Philip is going to open the door Stephanie stops him - just look at us. He asks if she's shy all of a sudden. A little plus she doesn't want champagne anymore - not on empty stomach. Philip calls out to leave the champagne by the door - they're going to make a room service order. He pulls out the menu and asks Stephanie - what goes with champagne. Stephanie smiles - everyone knows the answer to that - cheeseburgers. Masi mumbles - Pity you won't be able to enjoy your last meal. He aims the gun at the door lock.
St Luke's - Part 3: Dr. Baker knows that Mia had her eyes opened up about Nicole. Mia knows she lies just like he does. Dr. Baker welcomes her to the real world. If she wants what is best for her baby she'll listen to him very carefully. Mia thinks he's just going to lie. Dr. Baker tells her to think about what is best for her baby and what keeps her safe. Mia - Safe? Dr. Baker - You're not from around here, are you? She probably hasn't been following the news. Mia doesn't see how any of this matters. Dr. Baker - Because what you don't know is what you should know about the family that just adopted your baby. The DiMera's are evil. They're killers. Mia - And you let them have my baby and you want me to let them keep her? Dr. Baker tells her she doesn't have a choice. In the sacristy the ceremony continues. They exchange 'I Do's'. The priest asks for the rings - Stefano looks at the goon who stares back - so Stefano tells the priest 'no.'
Hotel - Part 4: Mr. Masi drops the gun when he hears housekeeping knock on another door - he skulks in the corridor. Inside Philip is reading off various menu items and Stephanie keeps saying cheeseburgers. Philip tells her he's trying to spoil her. She tells him he doesn't have to. The only reason she chose this hotel is so he wouldn't stay at work. He tells her she won't have to worry about that ever again - he kisses her. She doesn't care if they never go fancy again - she likes staying home, ordering pizza and a movie. He'd like to take her to Paris, the Ritz - they have really good cheeseburges. Stephanie banters - that sounds good - maybe she's more of an elitist snob than she thought. Philip says cheeseburger it is - they start kissing and make love again. Just as housekeeping is going to knock on their door Mr. Masi puts the woman in a chokehold until she is unconscious. He takes her room keys from her pocket.
St Luke's - Part 4: Stefano pontificates - this is an emotional time for the family. This the third time they've been at this church in as many weeks; baptism, memorial service and now a wedding. They have known great sorrow and great joy. The Lord giveth and the Lord taketh away. Here they are today ready to welcome a new DiMera into the family. She has lived with us. She has given birth to our beautiful Sydney. One would think she is already a part of this family but is she? No, she is not - not like she will be after she takes these sacred vows because after today there will be a sacramental bond that can never be broken. So I have to ask her - do you truly understand what it means to be a DiMera. She does. Stefano - then you have my blessing. The priest is going to bless the rings but EJ stops him - there's something he wants to say.
Hotel - Part 5: After they make love Stephanie says she doesn't want to pressure him but ... she changes her mind - she shouldn't talk about it now. He tells her they can talk about anything. She got the room for two nights and then she's on spring break. Philip - and you don't want me going back to work ... She doesn't want to fight about it - she's just throwing it out there. He promises her that what happened with her and work won't ever happen again. He will never again not have time for her and he promises that what happened here will happen over and over again. She laughs - it's time to order the cheeseburgers. He asks if she wants fries. She never orders fries. He teases - no, you just eat mine. Masi slips the key into the lock.
St Luke's - Part 5: EJ declares that he wrote his own vows. He thinks there's not a lot between them that's very traditional. He'd hazard a guess that most men in his position looking across at the woman they're about to marry would be thinking about how wonderful she looked in an orange prison jumpsuit when she was pregnant yelling at guards. He remembers that night later at home thinking to himself - what is she doing to you? Why is leaving this person so difficult? He thinks it would be very easy to say it was because of the child they were having but if he was being entirely honest with himself it would be because he just wanted her to be with him in his home. He can't vow that they won't argue, that's their nature - he can't vow that he won't come on to strong like some old European patriarch - that
unfortunately is in his blood but he does vow that he loves that fact that whenever they do fight they come back strong. He vows to always love and protect his daughter. He vows that he will always try to be the husband and father that you and our daughter deserve. Nicole tells him that was beautiful. Nicole is now holding Sydney - she tells EJ she's never been this happy in her entire life. He tells her it's just the beginning of their life together. Then Nicole has the nerve to say a silent prayer to God thanking Him for giving her this beautiful family. The priest says EJ and Nicole will now light the unity candle. As the priest explains the significance of the lighting of the candle God shows Nicole just what he thinks of her audacity by allowing the flame on the unity candle to die out. Nicole looks panicked - EJ tells her it's okay.
Brady Pub - Part 2: Sami is on the phone with the pediatrician - she didn't think she was teething - she's so young and the twins didn't get a fever - of course she can't keep comparing them. Sami tells Max some baby acetaminophen will do the trick. Max will get it. Sami tells Grace that once she tells EJ the truth she can tell everyone that she's her baby. Max brings the medicine. Sami comments that maybe they'll get to the church on time. Melanie comes in with Brady. Max asks - what the hell happened to you. Sami exclaims OMG. Brady tells them he doesn't know what happened - he was jumped from behind - he didn't see his face. Sami asks if he was mugged. They took his wallet ... his phone. Sami is just happy he could make it here. Melanie scoffs - hardly - she found him in a pile on the pier - at first she thought it was a drunk, then she thought he was dead and then when he told her about ... Brady cuts in - it was a random mugging. Max asks if the cops were called. Melanie says no. His phone was stolen and they cut hers off which is ridiculous because she's been with the company for like two months ... Sami cuts in - whoever you are could you please stop talking. Max introduces them. Sami says nice to meet you and then turns to Brady. She wants him to go to the hospital and get checked out - he could have internal bleeding or something. Brady says no. Melanie tells him to be a guy - he needs to go and have an x-ray - his ribs could be broken, he could have a concussion. Sami tells Brady she's sorry but she has to get out of here. She wants him to go to the hospital and get checked out. Brady insists he is fine. Sami turns to Max and asks him to make sure Brady goes to the hospital. Brady asks her where she is going. To a wedding. Brady - EJ and Nicole's wedding by any chance. Sami says maybe - he happens to be the father of my child. Brady says you're not going. Sami calls him her bossy little brother. He argues that she's not going to that wedding - no good is going to come out of that. That's exactly why Sami wants to stop it. Brady tells her to wait - it's a bad, bad idea. Sami tells him he's not talking her out of this. Brady - Here's how I know my memory's okay - I realise it's pointless to try and stop you. He tells her to be careful - she leaves. Outside the pub Sami tells Grace it's a good thing Catholic weddings take forever.
Java Cafe: Mia wants to know why they're here - she should be at the church. Dr. Baker sits her in front of laptop - no, you should be here where I can show you exactly what you're up against. Mia is staring at the screen - why didn't he show her this before. Dr. Baker answers because I thought you were giving the baby up and had moved to Japan. Mia says but I've given my baby to murderers - look at all the horrible things they have done. Dr. Baker says which is why you have to listen to exactly what I say. The DiMera's do horrible things to people. The only people that are safe from the DiMera's are other DiMera's. Mia doesn't want her baby being one of them. He tells her it's too late and the very fact that she is one of them protects her. But if Mia steps in and tries to claim her, Nicole will suffer, she will suffer and Sydney will suffer. If she wants her baby to be safe she can't say or do anything. Nicole and EJ, even Stefano love that little baby. They will love and protect her - don't ruin that for your baby. Mia can't believe he didn't tell her all this in the beginning - this is all his fault. Dr. Baker says that Nicole swindled him too. Mia thinks because he showed up at the wedding they're still in this together. He explains he was there trying to protect his position which is not that good. She can turn around and run in the opposite direction but he doesn't have that option. Mia - What about my baby? Dr. Baker asks her when she's going to accept the fact that she gave up her baby. It's over and you can never go back.
Hospital: Melanie and Brady are in an exam room - he removes his shirt. Melanie thinks Maggie would describe Sami as 'wound up like a cheap clock.' Is that why he didn't tell her EJ beat him up - because she's so intense? He thought it better not to go into that stuff with Sami because she tends to overreact. Brady tells Melanie that older, smarter people than her have been blindsided by the DiMera's, by his family too. Melanie says Max tried to tell her that money doesn't solve your problems. Brady - he's actually right. Melanie says but it does help with food, rent ... the thing is she would have done anything for that money and a lot of people got hurt because of the decisions she made. And she feels like he went to that wedding and got beat up because she told him to tell Nicole about his feelings. Brady tells her he didn't go for that reason - don't blame yourself. He knew what he was doing, knew what he was getting into. Brady tells Melanie she doesn't have to stay here if she doesn't want to. She'll stay. She tells him that when there's time to kill she likes to talk about things that are none of her business - Sami. Why did she go to that wedding and is she going to get beat up too. Brady says no, EJ would never let anything happen to Sami because they share a son together. Melanie alludes to the baby in the stroller at the pub. Brady says no - that was Grace, the baby she adopted. Johnny is two now. Melanie - so she has two kids under the age of two. Brady - actually she has 4. There's Will, he's sixteen, then Johnny and Allie are two. Melanie - Wait. So they had a son together and you're telling me that kid has a sister - what kid of sexist nonsense is that? Brady - The twins have different fathers. Melanie - So naturally she wants to adopt because her life isn't complicated enough. So why'd she go to the wedding - is she still in love with the groom or something? He doesn't think that's the reason. All he knows is that wedding had a really weird vibe to it. The tension in that room - you could feel it.
St Luke's/Hotel - last segment: Stephanie is wearing a robe now and throws one at Philip - for when room service gets here. He tells her she looks sexy in that robe. She smiles - you ain't seen nothing yet. She heads into the washroom. The door knob turns. The priest continues with the service as they are all offering the sign of peace by saying peace be with you Stefano looks at the goon who nods his head 'yes'. Stefano smiles and the camera cuts to a sleeping Philip. Mr. Masi enters the room and points the gun at Philip's chest. Philip wakes up and sees the guy - he shoots. Philip looks down at the hole in his chest (right where his heart is) and starts convulsing as the blood runs down his chest. Mr. Masi points the gun at his head as the camera cuts back to the murdering swine at the church. Father Matt is just about to pronouce them husband and wife when Sami walks in - Wait.
Preview: Stephanie screaming - Somebody help as Philip looks at Masi (whose gun appears to be jammed) - Stephanie continues screaming for help. Lexie to EJ - Philip Kiriakis has been shot. Brady to Melanie - He knows that for better or worse that wedding was meant to be. Nicole to Sami - What the hell are you doing here Sami? How dare you interrupt my wedding.
Tuesday Apr 21
St Luke's/Hotel - Opening segment: There's a repeat of Philip getting shot and Sami stopping the wedding. Mr. Masi walks closer to the bed and points the gun at Philip's head when Stephanie starts screaming. Mr. Masi shoots at her but misses. Nicole starts whining telling EJ to ignore Sami - this is their wedding - EJ blows her off and asks Sami what she's doing there.
Hospital - Part 1: Melanie is cleaning Brady's cuts and bruises because all the nurses are busy looking after the patients of a bus crash. A doctor checked Brady and determined he didn't have a concussion before he got called away. Brady notices that Melanie is upset. She ties into him - she found him unconscious on the pier - she just as easily could have found him dead. She wants him to promise that he won't go back to the church. He won't - he knows that for better or worse that wedding was meant to be. Brady is getting his shirt on - Melanie is done cleaning his wounds. She comments that the wedding is probably over. Brady is done with that - over it. Melanie thinks that Nicole is still important to him - she can see it in his eyes. He scoffs. She tells him he can say it every hour on the hour that
Nicole's marriage was meant to be but he doesn't really think the wedding was meant to happen - does he want to tell her why? Instead of letting him speak she reels off all kinds of reasons why it wasn't this reason, and that reason - she ends up on a tangent about freaking him out when she said EJ was going to push Nicole into her grave and how that relates to her personality. She goes on and on about herself until finally Brady tells her to listen to him. He doesn't want to talk about it anymore. The subject is closed - he doesn't want to answer anymore questions. If she considers herself his friend she won't talk about it anymore and she won't talk about it with anyone else. Yes, she considers herself his friend so she won't talk about it but she just wishes her friend wasn't in love with someone that didn't love him back. Brady tells her not to pity him because as far as his love life is concerned, he's going to move on - he kind of has to.
Hotel: Even though he clearly missed Stephanie because she's still standing there screaming for help the hitman turns back towards Philip, points the gun at his head and pulls the trigger but the gun is jammed. Two maintenance guys enter the room and Mr. Masi makes his exit right past them. Stephanie screams for them to call 911 as she crawls on the bed and calls out Philip's name. Stephanie is now holding a towel over Philip's wound kneeling on the bed in Philip's blood - she begs him not to leave her - she tells him she loves him. One of the men tells her the ambulance is almost there. She screams - tell them to hurry. The guy says the hospital wants to know his name - Stephanie gives him Philip's name. Stephanie pleads with Philip to stay strong, do it for her.
St Luke's - Part 1: Nicole asks Sami 'how dare you interrupt 'my' wedding. Sami ignores her but then finally says sorry about that, I had to come. EJ tells Father Matt to excuse them for a moment and he, Sami, Grace and Nicole go into the vestibule. Nicole starts a tirade cursing at Sami - EJ tries to get her to quiet down but Nicole is in full panic mode - she doesn't want Sami to say anything so just doesn't let EJ or Sami speak. She finally shuts up for a second so Sami coolly tells her that she realises that she's upset but this isn't about her - it's about something else entirely. Of course this sets Nicole off and she starts preaching to Sami but EJ finally stops her and tells her to let Sami speak. Nicole argues - she crashed our wedding. EJ understands that but it must be something important if she interrupted our wedding. Nicole chastises EJ - Nothing is important enough to interrupt our wedding. She makes herself feel better by calling Sami names and ordering her to get out. Sami just looks at her and tells her she realises she is upset - then she looks at EJ and says I really don't think this is good for the baby. In the sacristy Chloe asks Stefano why Sami would come and try and ruin the ceremony - did Nicole say something. No she didn't and Stefano doesn't know and doesn't care about Samantha - neither does Elvis. Back in the vestibule Sami realises this isn't exactly perfect timing but maybe it was meant to be this way you know. EJ doesn't know - he's not following her at all. Nicole prattles on. Sami asks EJ if they can speak in private. He says no whatever you want to say to me you can say in front of my wife. Sami - Except she's not technically your wife yet; the service isn't over. Nicole - We're going to finish it as soon as security kicks you out. Sami - Or maybe not. All depends - we'll see once EJ hears what Grace and I have to say. EJ wants an explanation from Sami but Nicole jumps in and natters on about Sami's motivation - she wants EJ to throw her out. He won't so she's going to do it herself. EJ pulls her back from Sami. In the sacristy Stefano tells Lexie he's going to see what is going on - Lexie stops him - EJ will handle it. Chloe uses this opportunity to take pot shots at Sami (I mean, after all Chloe is the paragon of virture so she is perfectly justified in feeling so superior). As Stefano is talking to Lexie the goon comes and tells him the job is done - Stefano smiles.
Kiriakis mansion: Victor is sitting on the couch looking at a bust - $48,000 - it looks like a relative. His cell rings - I can't understand you - Philip - I'm on my way. He drops the bust to the floor - parts of it crumble.
Hospital - Part 2: Brady is talking to a nurse - she tells him he needs someone to drive him home. Melanie says that will be her. The EMT's come crashing through the door with Philip on a gurney - a nurse tells them to take him to OR - she tells Stephanie she can't go in there. Stephanie falls to the floor crying - he can't die, I love him so much - Melanie holds her and tells her that Philip will be fine - he's strong. Brady sits next to Stephanie and she tells him he just shot him - he came into our room and shot Philip for no reason. Brady - who did? She doesn't know - some man - it was awful. Brady tells her to calm down. Melanie excuses herself and rushes off. Stephanie tells Brady she kept calling his name and she asked him to squeeze her hand but ... she cries, oh God, I love him so much. Brady says you got him here and he's in surgery now. Everything that can be done is being done. He's strong - you know that. Stephanie says - but there was so much blood. Brady thinks they are giving him transfusions. He's going to start contacting people. She called Victor from the ambulance but she was so upset she's not sure he understood what she was saying. Brady asks about her parents - they're out of town until Friday - she can't contact them. Melanie comes back and tells Stephanie she has some extra clothes - they should get her out of that robe. Brady thinks that's a good idea. He tells Stephanie to stay calm - he's going to start making some calls. Melanie says people always say to stay calm like it's easy - but he's right. Philip is strong - he'll be fine. Stephanie cries but there was so much blood and now he's alone. Melanie tells her that he has nurses and doctors with him and she has her and Brady - she's not alone. She takes Stephanie to get changed. In the OR the surgeon asks for 3 more units - he's bleeding out on them. This is pretty damn hopeless people but let's do the best we can.
Brady is on the phone when Stephanie and Melanie return. Melanie offers to get her something from the cafeteria but Stephanie doesn't want anything - she asks how long Philip has been in the operating room. Melanie says it's been a while but they can't really think about that or they'll go insane. Lexie arrives and asks the nurse for an update but when she sees Stephanie she goes to run. Stephanie tells her that someone shot Philip for no reason - there was nothing she could do. Melanie tells Lexie that he's been in surgery for a while. Lexie asks which surgeon - when she finds out it's Dr. Richmond Lexie murmurs he was shot in the chest. Stephanie tells her there was blood everywhere - she couldn't stop it. Lexie is sure whatever she did helped - has the family been contacted. Brady tells her he's doing that now. Melanie tells Lexie that Stephanie's parents are out of town so she and Brady will watch her. Lexie is going to the OR to find out what's going on. Brady wonders how long Lexie will be gone. Stephanie comments that he must he upset too. Brady says that he and Philip would argue and make up but he never wanted this to happen. He adds that when Grandfather gets here they have to be strong and keep it together. He's going to call Kate now. Stephanie thanks Melanie for the clothes and the support. Melanie tells her it's okay - sometimes when it's dark and you're scared you just need someone to hold on to - she knows how much she loves Philip so this just has to be the worst feeling in the world for her but he's going to be alright and so will she. Victor arrives and asks if Philip is alright. Melanie tells him they don't really know yet.
Lexie returns with an update. Philip lost a lot of blood but he survived the surgery which is a very important indication of survival strength. That's the good news. Unfortunately his condition is critical and will remain that way for the next 24-36 hours. Victor asks Lexie to call Daniel Jonas and have him take over the case - he's the only one that he feels he can trust. Lexie says of course. She adds that when Philip was brought into the OR he was semi-conscious and said one word, Stephanie. Philip lies in a hospital bed unconscious. Victor sits and recalls disowning Philip and he also recalls Stefano's threat. Melanie tells Stephanie that was good news that he made it through the surgery - how's she feeling. Stephanie - like I'm in a nightmare and I can't wake up. Stephanie asks Lexie if she could see Philip. She tells her that he's still unconscious but it might help - go ahead. Victor tells Stephanie he needs to ask her some questions - he needs to know exactly how Philip was shot. Brady doesn't know if now is the time - Victor interrupts - he will decide what he wants to hear and when he wants to hear it. Brady still objects. Victor rages - For God's sake, someone tried to kill my son. Am I not entitled to know exactly how it happened? Stephanie tells Victor how she got Philip over to the hotel. Victor says you wanted some private time, that's fine - what happened then? Did the guy just walk in and start shooting. Stephanie says she was in the bathroom and when she came out a guy was standing over Philip and Philip was bleeding. Victor - you were in the next room and you didn't know Philip had been shot? I was in the shower, I didn't ... Victor finishes for her - didn't hear the shot? No, nothing. When she came out all she could do was scream. He shot at me but he missed. Victor asks if she heard that shot. It sounded like a cough or something. It wasn't loud like a gun. Victor - Silencer. Stephanie tells him she was so scared all she could do was scream, she's sorry. Victor is sure she did everything she could for Philip. He tells her to go in and see him and even if she thinks he can't hear her tell him I love him. Brady asks Victor what he's thinking. Victor comments on his appearance. Brady says he got jumped by a thug at the docks. Victor - a DiMera thug. Brady can't prove that - he got jumped from behind. Victor says that a message from the DiMera's. Brady argues that they can't prove that. Victor isn't going to tolerate his idiotic naivety any longer. Face the facts, get some spine or leave me alone. Today the DiMera's beat the hell out of my grandson and tried to murder my son - no second guesses, no second chances. Philip could have died - good God he could die at any minute.
St Luke's - Part 2: Nicole is still babbling on - EJ tells her he's going to talk to Samantha for one minute and then she'll leave and they'll go back in there and get married. EJ asks Sami what she wants to say to him. Sami - Okay. Uh - I'm sorry that it had to be this way but ... Lexie comes in - sorry but I just got paged. Philip Kiriakis has been shot. Sami looks at EJ and knows even though EJ tries to look guileless she sees right through his act. EJ says that's terrible news about Philip. Nicole says it is - it must have been a terrible accident. Sami looks at Nicole as if she's lost her mind and scoffs - an accident? She looks at EJ - You bastard. In the sacristy Stefano asks Chloe if she has any idea why Alexandra left. She got paged - somebody got shot. Stefano feigns shock - my God, what a violent world we live in. In the vestibule EJ doesn't understand why Sami is suddenly so angry with him. Sami - Unbelieveable. I can't believe that I thought ... thank God ... EJ you are as evil as your father. She walks out. EJ starts following her but Nicole stops him - are you running after Sami or marrying me - it's one or the other. EJ says of course they should go back inside. He apologises - the whole situation with Samantha was disconcerting. She agrees but it's not the only thing - Philip getting shot was pretty awful, isn't it. He agrees. He asks her if she wants to sit down for a moment. She asks why. He shrugs - the news about Philip. Nicole - what about it? Philip getting shot doesn't have anything to do with you or me, does it? He lies - of course not. It's a horrible thing to hear on your wedding day. Nicole blathers on about how terrifying it is to hear that someone was shot on your wedding day besides having to deal with Sami the psycho. She doesn't want to talk about Sami and what she had to say - who cares. This is their day and all those other things can just work themselves out including Philip. The most important thing is to go back in there and finish their ceremony. They go back inside and the wedding from hell comes to a conclusion.
Park: Sami is sitting in the park with Grace. She calls the hospital for a patient brought in with a gunshot wound, Philip Kiriakis. Yes, she's family - this is Cassie, his sister. How is he doing?
St Luke's - Part 3: Sami is in the vestibule - she hears the music that signifies the end of the ceremony. She tells Grace that she's sorry they're here but there is something she has to do. In the sacristy Stefano tells EJ he's going to the hospital to see what is happening - he won't be late for the reception. EJ says they need to think about the reception. This thing that happened to Philip - people will get very upset - they don't want it to look like they're dancing on Philip's grave. Stefano says of course we don't want it to look like that. He leaves. EJ tells Nicole that he's going to the thank the guests for coming - he heads out to the vestibule and sees Sami. In the sacristy Chloe asks Nicole what Sami had to say. Nicole says nothing after cursing out Sami. Chloe is sceptical so Nicole repeats that she said nothing - that's all she knows. Nicole wonders where the hell EJ is. EJ, Sami and Grace are alone in the vestibule. EJ asks her why she came back. Because I want to hear you say it. It's just us, you, me and Grace. I want to hear you tell me the truth. EJ - What truth? Sami - That you were behind Philip Kiriakis being shot. EJ wants a truth for a truth. He'll tell her what she wants to know but in return she tells him why she's here with Grace and why she interrupted his wedding. He already knows but he wants to hear if from her.
Hospital - Part 3: Stephanie sits next to Philip's bed and cries - she tells him she's here. Cue several Philip/Stephanie flashbacks. She asks him to please come back to her - they just found each other - I love you. Philip opens his eyes. Brady tells Victor he's not saying the DiMera's aren't behind what happened but he just thinks that he needs to stay calm - they can make decisions later. Victor tells him to leave him alone - he needs to be alone so he can think. He walks away. Brady and Melanie go for coffee. Victor is sitting when Stefano walks in and tells the nurse he wants to inquire about a patient. Victor gets up and goes to Stefano - You son of a bitch. Stefano proclaims he just got the news - he was at the church, his son was getting married. Victor - This was you, I know it. Your son died because he was clumsy and he fell so you decided to have my son murdered. Stefano understands his grief - the pain is unbearable, isn't it? He starts to walk away but Victor grabs him - This is not over. This is just the beginning. Stephanie tells Philip she was just praying that he'd come back and he did. He slips into unconsciousness and flatlines - Stephanie cries.
Preview: Nicole to Chloe - I'm going to check on EJ, see what's going on. Chloe - Nicole, if you go out there you're making a huge mistake. Sami to EJ - You think I came here because I'm still in love with you. Kate walloping Stefano when he is trying to speak to her. Daniel yelling clear as he shocks Philip's heart - Come on Philip - Stephanie watches and cries.
Thursday Apr 23
St Luke's/: EJ asks Mrs. DiMera if she's ready to go home - she can't wait.
Java Cafe: The waiter knows what kind of latte Stefano wants before he orders it - everyone knows how to take care of him. He sits down with a newspaper and his latte - Bo tells him not to get too comfortable. Bo thought he'd be at the hospital on death watch. Stefano thinks that is a cold and cynical way to describe a young man fighting for his life. He thought he made himself clear - he has nothing more to say unless his attorney is with him. Bo has heard enough out of him - shut up and listen. Bo talks about all the time, years and years, Stefano spent devoted to one thing - inflicting pain - seeking revenge for some ancient wrong. The energy it must have taken - how does he have anything left for his family - that's right, he doesn't - that's why they're all screwed up and miserable like him. Stefano reminds him that he just lost a son. Bo says Tony was a decent man, that's why he despised everything you stand for. Stefano claims that Bo knows nothing about his son. Bo - If you're not willing to back off for Tony's sake, to honour his memory by behaving with some decency and compassion for once in your life know his - you didn't succeed in putting Philip in his coffin the first time, you try again, you even look at my brother the wrong way, I'll put the last nail in your damn coffin. Stefano says you've made your idle threat now can I enjoy my latte before it gets cold. Bo tells him to go ahead and walks away. Stefano is on the phone - has there been any unusual activity? Owen, the gardener tells him that he did hear Henderson say Mr. Kiriakis was going to survive the shooting. Stefano tells him to keep his eyes open. Stefano calls EJ and tells him that Philip has taken a turn for the better - this is a problem that has to be taken care of immediately except this time no mistakes. EJ promises to take care of it first thing in the morning. Bo tells Stefano he's slipping - public place and I just happened to hear your side of the conversation. It doesn't take a genius to connect the dots so time for you to start talking. Bo - You do realise that now I have probable cause. Stefano scoffs - what he has is an overactive imagination. Bo didn't imagine that phone call that he just had with Junior and just like a DiMera he ordered that hit on Philip to happen just as his ex-con girlfriend was walking down the aisle. The two of you should have got your stories straight - I doubt that he's going to be too happy to be in interrogation on his wedding night. Stefano - you want a straight story, you're going to get it from me. Bo says my lucky day - you're going to give me a statement. Stefano says no but I'll give you the address in the Caribbean where Elvis is going to spend his honeymoon - if you want to waste your time and money to go after him to question him - be my guest. He doesn't think Bo will get what he's looking for. Bo says he's right - Junior won't be telling him anything tonight and I will be handling this by the book. Bo gets up and leaves.
Hospital: Daniel tells Kate, Victor, Chloe and Stephanie that Philip's blood has lost the ability to clot. He's bleeding out faster than they can pump it in. Kate asks him how he's going to save his life. Daniel doesn't know if he can. Lucas arrives and is brought up to speed. Victor suggests more surgery. That's not an option but there is one treatment they can try. Victor tells him to do it. Daniel cautions that it has risks. Kate is not going to agree to have Daniel work on Philip until she knows what he's doing. Victor argues that he's the doctor - they have to trust him. Kate yells No - I don't trust him. Victor - Kate, for God's sake Daniel is trying to help him. She gets it - don't scold her. She knows that her son is fighting for his life and she's being mean-spirited - sorry. Lucas goes to Kate and asks her why she doesn't trust Daniel - he saved her life. Kate asks Daniel what he needs to do for her son. He wants to induce hypothermia - the risk is that it could make his bleeding worst but at this point it's their best chance. Victor thinks he should proceed - so does Kate - whatever it takes, save my son. Victor tells Kate it's the right thing. She asks him how it can be the right thing to put their son's life in that man's hands. Victor knows she doesn't trust Daniel on a personal level but this is about his capabilities as a physcian. He tells her she has to put her personal resentment aside for the sake of their son. She knows he's right. It's just that it's their precious son - may God protect him. If he does I resolve that everything will be different. I am going to be loving and more forgiving. If he survives I swear I'm going to live my life with dignity and an open heart. I swear it. Chloe apologises to Lucas for falling apart like this when it's his brother fighting for his life. Lucas understands - Philip was her first love. A lot of time has gone by and they've all moved on but you never get completely over those feelings. They hug. Daniel comes out of the room. Victor is on the phone with Brady thanking him for keeping everything under control at Titan. Kate asks Daniel if the hypothermia is working - is his blood clotting. Daniel says they're waiting for him to rally but they should know soon one way or the other.
Stephanie goes into Philip's room. She asks Dr. Dan if she can touch him. The last time she was in here his heart stopped. Dan assures her that it had nothing to do with her. In fact she might be the one person that can help him. Love is the best medicine there is. Stephanie sits next to Philip and touches his hand. Outside the room Lucas tells Kate he couldn't get hold of Billie but he got hold of Austin - he'll call him back later when they know more. Victor asks Kate if what she said about forgiving does that mean that ... Kate says she is going to forego her plan for Chloe. No more revenge. If Philip survives she's forgiving everything. She's going to give herself over to treasuring the time she has with the people she loves - everything else is a waste. Daniel comes out of the room - no change yet. Lucas tells him that after what he did for his mom he knows that if anyone can save Philip it's him. He doesn't know what his family would do without him. Stephanie tells Philip that a lot of people are rooting for him so he has to get better quick. She cries that today was the best day of her life and the worst. Being with him - she's never been so happy in her life. I love you Philip, come back to me please. Alarms sound and Daniel comes in. Outside Kate cries - don't take my son, I can't lose him. Daniel comes out smiling - Philip is awake. It looks like he's turned the corner. Kate thanks him. Stephanie kisses Philip's forehead and tells him she's here. He tells her he loves her.
Kate and Victor are with Philip now. Daniel tells them he's very weak - he won't be able to talk much. Victor says that he gave them quite a scare. He says he wasn't going to leave them. Kate tells him not to talk - he needs to save his energy. Kate talks about the time the marines came to her door telling him he had been injured in the line of duty and he was critical. She was so worried that he would lose faith after everything he'd been through but he fought so hard and so bravely - just like he did today. She is so proud of him. Victor has said a lot of things to him in the past months - things he wishes he could take back. What he should have said is that I'm
proud of you too son. I love you. You're a fighter - that's why I wanted you to run Titan. That's why you're alive right now. I've got your back Philip - we're in this together. We're going to win.
Lucas talks to Philip now. Usually it's the younger brother that looks up to the older brother but it's the other way around. He's never taken the easy way out - he joined up with the Marines and fought for his country. Not a lot of people would of done that when home is a mansion full of servants ready to do whatever you need. Mom's been in the hospital - now it's his turn - Lucas asks him to do him a favour - please no more hospitals. Chloe tells Daniel that what Lucas said before was right. There isn't a better doctor in this hospital or anywhere. They're lucky he's so good at what he does. She wishes him happiness. Daniel - it goes both ways. Lucas comes out and says my brother is going to make it thanks to you Daniel - you've worked another miracle. Kates ask Victor why he told Philip they were in this together. Victor tells her it's between him and his son - it's business. Kate chastises him for talking business when Philip almost died. He reminds her that Philip is his son too - his relationship with him is none of her concern. Kate tells him this war with the DiMera's is going to end because if they come after him again ... Victor - They won't. It's over. They will never come after him again - not until hell freezes over. Not until the end of time - you get it? She does. Victor goes on to say - He's my son. He's more precious to me than life itself. My most important job, my most sacred responsibility is loving him and protecting him - seeing to it that no ever attacks him again and I've done that. I've taken care of everything.
Stephanie is going to leave so he can get some rest. Philip asks her to stay - he needs to know what happened - he doesn't remember. Stephanie tells him he was shot. They were at the hotel, she went to shower, she didn't even hear the gun go off - came back. Philip - OMG - you could have been shot. They were after me - you always sad bad things would happen to me because I'm a Kiriakis. This is bad - you need to get away from me. I'm bad for you. Leave ... now. Lucas keeps flattering Daniel - he knew they could trust him - that he wouldn't let them down. Chloe suggests to Lucas that they call Austin again. Kate asks Victor what he means by he's taken care of everything. Victor tells her to rest assured no one is ever going to get near Philip ever again. Victor suggests she go get something to eat. She's going to get some fresh air. When she leaves Victor places a call - what's happening? Let me know when DiMera leaves and I'll give you you're next orders.
DiMera mansion: EJ carries Nicole inside - Nicole panics when she sees a goon standing in the doorway. She tells EJ to call the police. EJ tells her it's fine - this is Marco, he's here to protect them. After that incident with Philip he thought they'd need him. He berates Marco for scaring his wife. Marco skulks around outside. Nicole can't help thinking about Victor and Philip. EJ tells she has nothing to worry about. She says really - then why is there a thug lurking in the front yard making sure we don't get killed? He tells her she's being a little dramatic. She doesn't think so - just yesterday Philip was alive and well and then out of the blue someone tried to murder him. This isn't how she pictured her wedding day. EJ lies and says it's not how he pictured it either. Nicole thought she could do it but now she doesn't think she can live like this. EJ tells her it's a little too late to be having second thoughts. Nicole says they shouldn't need bodyguards. They do - that's the way it is. He reminds her she knew that when she begged him to marry her - is she ready to get this show on the road to becoming Mrs. EJ DiMera. He tells her that he'll never let any harm come to her or Sydney. She needs to understand that their life will never be simple. There are many privileges that come with being a DiMera but there are also certain constraints. She gets that. She worries about Sydney when gets older - is she going to understand why they live like this. EJ assures her that all she'll know is that she has two parents that love and care for her.Nicole is looking at their wedding program - it's kind of sad, this day is almost over. EJ pours them champagne. They eat chocolate covered strawberries - I think it's supposed to be sexy - didn't work for me. EJ gives Nicole diamond earrings - Nicole fawns all over him. EJ's cell rings - he has to take it. It's father. They dance.
Last segment - Hospital/DiMera manison: Stephanie tells Philip she's not going anywhere. She loves him and she wants to spend the rest of her life with him. She almost lost him tonight and that scared her half to death so don't think that he can just tell her what to do because he's lying in this hospital bed. Philip says okay - I won't ever tell you what to do again. If you want to be here that's what I want too. You're the best thing that ever happened to me. I've always known that. They kiss. Upstairs in EJ and Nicole's bedroom they start romping around - Nicole hears a noise and panics. Daniel tells Kate and Victor that they're going to monitor him, they've got the bleeding under control - he's young and strong - things look good right now. Lucas says that is great news. Victor is going to check on him. Lucas tells Kate that they owe Daniel a lot. She says yes we do. EJ traipses downstairs and sees Stefano - he thought he wasn't coming home tonight. Stefano says there was a change of plans. He assures EJ he's alright. EJ hugs him and goes back upstairs. Stefano starts breathing heavily. Bo arrives at the hospital and sees Stef - that's great news about Philip - they hug. Victor tells Philip he has nothing to worry about - he's safe, the DiMera's however ... Stefano staggers into the living room breathing heavily. EJ and Nicole romp around in bed. Victor tells Philip to close his eyes and then says something to him in Greek. Stefano - OMG .. he collapes to the floor.
Preview: Victor to Brady - This is just the beginning Brady. That son of a bitch is going to rue the day he tried to screw with my family. Nicole (on her cell) to Mia - What do want? Mia - To see my baby - NOW! Sami rushing out of the pub - I better not be too late. Rafe at the airport - You've got to let her go Rafe. Let her go.
Friday Apr 24
Please note: The channel went off the air - so I missed quite a bit of the second hand off of the show - I wrote up what I did get to see.
DiMera mansion: Stefano wakes up on the floor of the living room the next morning. He realises that he must have collapsed last night but why? EJ
and Nicole wake up and bask in the afterglow. Stefano comes back downstairs - refreshed and changed and sends Harold away with his breakfast - he has no
appetite. He sits and reads the newspaper headlines 'BILLIONAIRE PLAYBOY PHILIP KIRIAKIS SHOT'. He mutters shot but not dead - that's a problem. Nicole gets up to open the drapes and then starts complaining about all the guards - she feels like she is in a war zone. EJ reminds her that they agreed not to argue about this again. EJ heads to the showers - Nicole gets a call from Mia. She barks at her - what do you want. Mia wants to see her baby now! And she's not taking no for an answer. EJ goes downstairs and asks Stefano if he's okay. He is - he just feels bad that they can't go to the Caribbean on their honeymoon. EJ thinks that given the circumstances it's best to stay around Salem. Stefano agrees - they have to stay together as a family - stay strong. They're coming after us Elvis. We have to be ready. Nicole calls Dr. Baker and whines to him that Mia called her - she wants to see her baby. When he says he's busy Nicole threatens him - if Mia slips up they're both going to take the fall - she throws prison in his face. He laughs at her - doesn't she see the humour in this? She's so freaked about Mia wanting to see her baby and she doesn't even have her baby. Maybe we should turn Mia on to Sami Brady. Stefano tells EJ it's all about vigilance now. EJ gets it. Stefano wonders if his wife gets it. She can't come and go like she always does especially with your daughter in tow. EJ will make it clear - if she wants to stay inside that's fine but if she wants to go outside ... Nicole enters with Sydney - No way in hell. She's not going to be imprisoned in here again. Sydney and her are going to the park. EJ says what he was trying to say before she interrupted him was that if she wants to go outside she's welcome to as long as she takes one of the guards. Nicole is not happy that she can't go anywhere unless one of those creepy thugs is with her. EJ tells her it's for her safety, for Sydney's safety - doesn't she understand that. Stefano goes to arrange for security. Nicole - This is never going to end, is it? EJ assures her it will but if she continues to be defiant and put her personal freedoms ahead of the safety of this family then it may not end well. Stefano is in the foyer on his cell phone talking to the security guard - he's not to let Nicole manipulate him - he has to stop talking for a moment - he wipes his brow - never leave her side - has he made himself clear. After the call he mutters - What the hell is happening to me?
Java Cafe - Part 1: Rafe sits at a table and recalls Sami asking him not to leave Salem. He picks up his airline ticket and says Goodbye Sami - he gets up and leaves. Mia looks at the picture of EJ, Nicole and Sydney and mutters - I will see my baby today Nicole - you can't stop me.
Sami's place: Sami holds the St Anne medal and recalls her argument with Rafe when she told him that it was her decision alone whether or not to tell EJ. 'What was I thinking? What if I never see him again?'
Hospital - Part 1: Brady brings Victor coffee. Victor looks at him and says 'Bastard. EJ DiMera - it's bad enough he tried to murder my son ...' Brady interrupts - they can't prove that he was behind what happened to him. Victor vows that they will. Brady says Philip is worse off than him - is there any change. He's stable. Brady still can't believe this happened. Victor - What's not to believe? The man is utterly ruthless. This is just the beginning Brady. That son of a bitch is going to rue the day he ever tried to screw with my family. Brady understands his need for revenge but ... Victor snaps - my son almost died. Am I supposed to take that in stride? This is his mess to clean up - from now on DiMera will deal with him. Brady makes several sarcastic remarks about Victor going up against a homicidal maniac who kills for sport and tortures people for fun - that's bound to have a happy ending. Victor - Don't you dare mock me. He isn't - he's trying to get through to him. Nothing good is going to come from this. He's trying to get through to him because he loves him and wants him to be around for a while. Victor - You're in no position to tell me what to do. Brady - You see, that's where you're dead wrong. He would never tell him what to do when it comes to business because that would be insolent but this is his life they're talking about. He doesn't want him to throw it away just to get back at the damn DiMera family. Victor asks if he is just supposed to forgive and forget - turn the other cheek. That's exactly what Brady wants him to do - take the high road. Violence will lead to more violence and you know revenge is juvenile. Victor tells him this is not a merger gone bad - his son was gunned down and almost bled to death. Brady - But we don't know exactly who gunned him down. Why don't we wait and have him ID the shooter? Victor scoffs - And tie this up in the courts for years? Brady doesn't want to see any more blood spilled. Victor tells Brady he may be a brilliant business man but when it comes to the gray areas - take his advice and stand down. Let me deal with the DiMera's with the appropriate action. It will all be over soon. He'd rather die than let DiMera get away with what he's done. I won't rest until his suffering is commensurate with the suffering he's caused us. Brady asks him what kind of action is he planning? Victor - I'm going to hit them where there heart is.
Brady Pub - Part 1: Sami and Grace are at the pub with Roman. Roman tells her that he didn't react very well at first to her adopting Grace but in hindsight he could have been a little more supportive. He's very proud of her for bringing that little girl into their lives. Sami is glad he feels that way because Grace is going to need a father figure. She doesn't have a man in her life. Roman asks if that means her and Rafe ... he knows they were friends but he thought maybe ... Sami thought so too but she was wrong - he's moved on. He's left Salem so that ship has sailed, right? Roman - Maybe not. Sami - He hasn't left Salem? Roman - He leaves for New York today. Sami tells Roman she needs his help - she wants to talk to Rafe before he leaves. She knows he's going to tell her not to get crazy and stand in his way but she needs to see him. She doesn't want things to end between them the way they left them. Is there any way he can help her? Roman - Maybe there is. Roman gets off the phone. His contact confirms that Rafe did take a job in New York. Apparently he's being assigned to an overseas anti-terror task force - he won't be coming home any time soon. His flight number is 753 - Salem to New York - JFK. Sami checks the schedule - his flight leaves in 2 hours. Roman tells her she better get going. She asks if he can look after Grace. He can until he has to go to work and then he'll hand her over to Caroline. Sami starts listing instructions - Roman tells her he'll be okay - it's not his first rodeo. Sami rushes out - she hopes she's not too late.
Airport: Rafe arrives and takes a seat. He starts thinking about Sami. He tells himself he has to let her go. Sami rushes in barely able to catch her breath and runs into Rafe. She was running because she didn't want to miss his flight. He tells her they haven't started boarding yet - catch your breath. He asks her what she's doing there. Will told her that he had dropped off the St Anne medal for her. Rafe shrugs - he knew how much it means to her. Sami - it does and then there's you. I just want you to know what you mean to me before it's too late.
Waterfront: Nicole acts surprised to run into Mia ... This is where the channel went off the air.
Hospital - Part 2: Mia is surprised to see Dr. Baker enter the exam room she's in. He tells her he works there now and the hospital is short staffed - what happened to her arm. She ran into something at the pier - it was kind of sharp. He looks at the cut - he has to clean it up. He tells her it will sting. She tells him it's okay - compared to what she was feeling before this is nothing. She meant compared to how bad she's been feeling mentally. He assumes this has something to do with her baby. She got to hold her baby today but something wasn't right - she didn't feel anything. It was like she wasn't even mine. Dr. Baker is impressed with her instincts. There's a reason the baby didn't feel like hers and he thinks it's time she knows exactly what it is.
Brady Pub - Part 2: Victor and Brady are sitting at a table having coffee. Victor says that Philip is a lot stronger today. Brady - Yeah, he has some colour back too. He adds - You're not going to tell me what your big plans for the DiMera's are, are you? Victor thinks he's better off not knowing. Brady respectfully disagrees. Victor - Just know this. It's going to hit Stefano right between the eyes and when he least expects it. Outside the pub Brady greets Nicole but a goon steps between them. Nicole calls off the dogs - he's a friend. Nicole asks him what happened to him. Is he okay? He is - he makes light of it. Nicole wants to thank him for not ruining her wedding. Brady watched her walk down the aisle and he realised she was exactly where she needed to be. He tells her he has to make a call - he'll see her soon. She goes inside. Her goon stares down Victor's bodyguard - Nicole makes a smart remark and saunters by. Victor tells Mrs. DiMera not to run off - they have a lot of catching up to do. Outside Brady finishes his call - EJ arrives and smirks when he sees the damage his thugs did to Brady. Inside Victor tells Nicole she has exemplary taste in men - first Trent Robbins and now EJ DiMera. Nicole - Let's not forget about you. Victor - No please. I'm not even in the same league. Nicole tells him that EJ is a great man and a wonderful father. Victor - And apparently a very competent magician - he certainly has you fooled. But that's not much of an accomplishment, is it? Nicole declares that EJ is more man than Victor ever was or could ever hope to be. Victor - Indeed. Not only did his family try to have my son killed but they beat up your pal Brady on your wedding day - I mean, class act!!! He notices her surprised expression. Ooh - kept you in the dark, did they? Get used to it Nicole. It's going to get darker and darker. Outside Brady calls EJ a two-faced son of a bitch - too much of a coward to face me on your own? EJ - If is saw something that was worth my time. Brady - You bastard, you conceited ... forget you're men - you're going to be dealing with me now and you're going to pay for what you did to me and for what you did to Philip.
Java Cafe - Part 2: Stefano tells his hired thug to wait by the door. He greets Jackie behind the counter - he orders his usual. He mentions that there was another girl there yesterday - what happened to her? Jackie says Melina? I guess it didn't work out. Stefano asks if Melina is a Greek name - Jackie thinks so. Stefano takes a sip of his latte and recalls Victor's threat and then sitting at the Java Cafe last night drinking latte - My God. They poisoned me.
Preview: Brady to Nicole - You don't want to know. That person who's holding your daughter has so much blood on his hands. Lexie to Stefano - Do you know what you were poisoned with? Stefano - No but I know who did it. Victor to EJ - Please don't worry about Philip, worry about your father. Rafe to Sami - No matter what you say, it's not going to change anything. I'm still leaving.
Monday Apr 27
Brady Pub - Part 1: Brady tells EJ he's not afraid of the DiMera family. EJ smugly says he should be. Brady isn't because neither he nor his father have the guts to fight a fair fight. You hire other people to do your dirty work. You even hide out in a church while you hire a goon to take a shot at an unarmed defenceless man. Amongst the many disgusting things he and his father are - you know what else you are - you're a coward EJ. EJ is really looking forward to proving him wrong on that. Inside Nicole tells Victor it's sweet of him to worry about her. He isn't - he's happy she made a stupid mistake and very soon she's going to pay for it, dearly. Nicole gloats if she didn't loathe and despise him she would have invited him to the wedding and told him what Stefano said. He welcomed her into the family. She's a DiMera now and they take of their own and their enemies. Victor smirks - you really feel empowered, don't you? Like you snared a DiMera and no one is ever going to push you around again. Nicole smirks - something like that. Victor - Did it ever occur to you that maybe you were being used? She states emphatically that she wasn't being used. Victor - No? Your whole wedding was a charade. Your husband and your father-in-law needed an alibi and they thought so little of you that they used you and your hypocritical white dress to provide them with one. Nicole declares that it was a beautiful wedding and EJ is a beautiful man. Victor says there is one good thing about the wedding - it showed Brady exactly who you are. Nicole looks through the window and sees Brady and EJ arguing - they're going to kill each other. She rushes out and gets between them. She tells Brady to knock it off. Brady says fine - I don't need this anyway and walks away. Nicole tells EJ that he was just taunting him - they want a fight and if we fight back it will make it look like they are right. EJ says it's not as easy as that. She thinks it is - she was just inside fencing with Victor and she kept her cool. EJ smiles - he's going to talk to him - he tells Nicole to stay outside. Brady comes back - Nicole tells him to calm down - he looks wired. Brady is just frustrated - he was looking forward to wiping that smug look off the son of a bitch's face. He tells her to have a good day and starts going inside. She stops him - he hasn't told her how this happened to him (she gestures towards his face). He asks her if she is sure she wants to know?
Inside arrogant, smug EJ tells Victor he heard what happened to Philip, he's sorry. Victor - That he survived? EJ hopes he makes a full recovery. Victor tells him not to worry about Philip, worry about your father - we live in dangerous times. EJ - I can tell you we certainly don't fear you. Victor asks him if he has read the classics - there are lessons to be learned. Odysseus conquered Troy and killed the Cyclops; not with power, certainly not with hired assasins and paid for thugs; with cunning. Have you spoken to your father lately? EJ asks him exactly what he means by that. Victor shrugs - who knows. I'm just a sad old man rambling on but if you do see him tell him I said "Yiamas". EJ asks what that means. Victor - 'Our health.' Outside Nicole tells Brady that yes she does want to know. He tells her she's a DiMera now - she really doesn't want to know. When EJ comes home at night you do not want to say 'Hey, honey, how was your day?' Trust me, you want to live in blissful ignorance. You really do not want to know what your new family does - it will just interfere with the fantasy you have of you, EJ and your beautiful little girl riding into the sunset. You don't want to know that that person who's holding your daughter has so much blood on his hands. Nicole gulps. Inside EJ tells Victor that he's had quite a shock; he should go home. Victor stands up - A little more history. The Trojan war lasted nine years but the Greeks won because they never, ever stopped fighting. He walks away. EJ immediately calls his daddy and leaves a message for him. He then calls to find out who is guarding father, where is he; he wants someone to find him now! Outside Nicole tells Brady not to talk about EJ like that. He shrugs - he doesn't have to say a word. They both know what he's done. Nicole decides Brady is doing this because he's bitter. Brady reminds her that he was there when she lost her baby. He saw what she went through, all the desperation and the grief. He wanted to help her because he saw what she wanted to do - she was trying to build a life, a family. Did she really go through all of that so she could have a guy like that as the father of your daughter. He adds - All of the terrible things you have ever done and all the sins I've ever committed, Philip as well don't even add
up to what EJ did last night. And you know better than anyone in the world that that man has absolutely no remorse for anything. That's Sydney's father - that is your husband. Inside Victor is on his cell - Good, tell me when it's done. EJ is back on his cell berating one of the goons - he gets another a call. It's Lexie - father is at the hospital. EJ asks if he's alright. She doesn't know yet - he wants to see him. EJ starts asking questions but she hangs up on him. Outside Nicole tells Brady that there is no point in talking to him. He thinks they finally agree on something. Good luck with your life Mrs. DiMera - you're going to need it. He goes inside just as EJ comes out. EJ tells Nicole they have to go to the hospital - they went after Father.
Hospital - Part 1: Stefano staggers towards Lexie - she tells him she's busy. She has to help him. She asks him if he wants help arranging another murder. She spends the majority of her time trying to save lives - does he know what it felt like trying to save Philip's when she knew her own father tried to have him killed. Stefano lies - he didn't. Lexie doesn't let him get away with his lies - she knows better than anyone how well he lies. She tells him to stay out of her life and starts walking away. Stefano claims that he has been poisoned. He almost collapses - Lexie calls for an orderly. She asks Stefano when it started. Stefano says he had a latte last night and then he couldn't breathe. Lexie asks if he knows what he was poisoned with. No but he knows who did it. Stefano is an exam room now - he tells Lexie she has to call the police. She isn't going to do that until she knows what is wrong with him . They haven't been able to find the cause. She asks him to tell his symptoms. He says they all started last night after Kiriakis poisoned him. Lexie comments that he was ambulatory when he came in so if it is poison it's slow-acting. She points out that a patient saying he was poisoned isn't immediately accepted as fact. Stefano insists that Kiriakis did this and boy is he going to pay. Lexie reminds him that she's talking to him only because he's a patient in this hospital. But if he is going to act outraged because he has a tummy ache remember that she was in the operating room with Philip. She saw what he did first-hand. She can't do this. She's getting him another doctor. If he thinks that what he's doing here - this war that you're starting honours Tony's memory you're more corrupt than I ever imagined. She walks out on him. She comes back to tell him which doctor she assigned to him but Stefano is not awake. Lexie gets him to wake up. He tells her he's so tired - did she identify the poison. Lexie says they have to run more tests. Stefano tells her he's proud of her and he loves her - just remember that if he doesn't make it. She tells him he's not going to die. Stefano tells her he has to talk to Elvis - she walks out.
Dr. Baker tells Mia she didn't feel any connection to Sydney - that's because she's not your baby. Mia says she carried her for nine months. Dr. Baker says that's not the same as being the baby's mother. She gave her up as soon as she was born. Mother's take time to bond with their babies and that's why she didn't feel a connection to Sydney - she gave her up right after she was born. Mia - so it doesn't mean I'm a bad person or a horrible mother. Dr. Baker thinks she is a good person because when she saw she couldn't take care of a baby she gave her to people who not only give her love but a wonderlife life. Mia - A wonderful life growing up with a bunch of murderers? Dr. Baker says he showed her that stuff about the DiMera's too scare her. She tells him he succeeded. Dr. Baker tells her that showing up at the church was very dangerous - you need to know what could happen if you cross them. Mia - Yeah, now they have my daughter. Dr. Baker says Nicole has her daughter - there's a difference. Nicole has bonded with the baby. Dr. Baker thinks that Mia made an unconscious decision not to connect when she realised she couldn't take care of a baby. It was good for her and the baby because now she's with Nicole, the only mother she's known. Mia asks if when she can take care of a baby will she connect and be a good mom. He says yes. She thinks he's right. There's this other baby - it's not just that she's so cute, there's something about her that makes me want to take care of her. Dr. Baker asks where she met this baby. Mia - she's the sister of a friend of mine. Mia tells him she's sorry for all the mean things she said about him and leaves. Dr. Baker - who's your friend and who's your friend's sister?
Airport: When Sami tells Rafe that she wants to tell him what he means to her before it's too late he answers, 'Sorry Sami but it already is.' Sami hits him - he makes her so mad. She rants about how horrible her day was yesterday and after everything she went through she gets home - she's feeling terrible and then Will shows her the medal that Rafe left for her - it was the nicest thing. She called to thank him but his phone was disconnected. She left all those messages for him and he never returned any of them - cold and heartless are two words that come to mind. Rafe asks if it ever occurred to her that he never returned her calls on purpose. Sami says yeah - you were either trying to hurt me or scare me. He was trying to avoid another one of their stupid fights like the one they're having now. Sami claims they are stupid because he doesn't have a leg to stand on. She came here - even though he didn't return any of her calls she still moved heaven and earth to find him. Rafe scoffs - Oh please, you went to your daddy. She argues that she went through airport security and she's not even getting on a plane - when someone does something like that for someone else the least that person can do is listen. Rafe will listen but no matter what she says it's not going to change anything, he's still leaving. Sami turns away and Rafe starts the countdown ... 3, 2 and 1. She asks him what that means. He's counting down to the tears. They're next, right? You don't get what you want, you get angry and then you cry. Sami tells him it's getting easier and easier to let him go. He answers good. She asks him if he's intentionally being horrible because he wants to make her go away. He's not being horrible, he's just pointing out that he knows the drill; he knows her strategies. Sami tells him she came here because she wanted to tell him how she feels but nevermind, she has changed her mind. Rafe - Right of course you have - that's all you ever do. You live in your own little world, you do what you think is right when you think it's right. She tells him that all she trying to do is what is right for her family, for her kids. Rafe isn't saying it's not well-intentioned, he's just saying that the two of them just don't work. She asks him how he can say that after everything they've been through. Rafe - Exactly after everything that we have been through. I told you how much Grace means to me. You know Sami I laid out a plan as to how to keep her safe but what do you do? You go tell DiMera that he's the father. Sami says they don't have to fight about that because she didn't tell him.
She couldn't tell him - it was horrible. Rafe asks her what happened. She was so sure she was right; that she had to do it - she went to his wedding. Rafe - you were going to tell him about Grace at his wedding? Sami is getting to the part where she was wrong and he was right. She whispers - EJ put a hit out on Philip Kiriakis. Rafe whispers back - I know - it's all over the papers. Sami - What? It's in the papers that he did it? Rafe says no. He knew as soon as the DiMera guy died that it was only a matter of time until there was retaliation. Sami tells him that she was at the wedding when everyone found out that it had happened. She couldn't stop thinking about what he had said about EJ. It's not only just that he did it - it's about how he handled it. He was so calm and collected about it. He was able to put on a tuxedo, show up at church and kneel before God knowing full well that he had ordered some person's death. So now you can say I told you so. Rafe - And you didn't listen? Sami - It's really hard to hear. I have two kids with the guy. Rafe assures her they won't be like EJ - they have her. Sami thanks him - she needed to hear that. It's so awful - she's glad she found him before it was too late. Rafe knows that it's painful for her to see EJ for who he really is but he's glad she did for Grace's sake. Sami says for ours too - now we don't have to fight about it anymore. Rafe agrees. Sami asks - what are we doing here? We'll go get Grace and do something ... Rafe tells her they don't need to fight anymore because she's going home to be with her kids and he's going to New York. She tells him he doesn't have to go. He does. This isn't because he didn't agree with her about EJ or because she didn't do what he thought she should do. You and I don't work together. I want to be a bigger part of your life than you want me to be. Sami declares that isn't true. Rafe - Neither one of us want it to be true but we both know that it is. Sami tells him that she wouldn't be here if she wasn't sure that she wants him in her life. Rafe shrugs - 'Til the next time you don't. He adds, Sami - you and me - it just doesn't work. He gets his boarding call. I gotta go. She stops him and throws her arms around - I'm not letting you go.
Hospital - Part 2: Lexie is on the phone when EJ and Nicole arrive. As soon as she's done EJ asks her what happened. She tells him what room Stefano is in. EJ repeats - what happened. Lexie - he says Victor poisoned him. He wants to see you probably so you can arrange to have another Kiriakis murdered and then they can kill one of us and it can go on and on ... EJ tries to argue but Lexie shuts him down - Get away from me. Don't talk to me. EJ tells Nicole he's going in to see him alone. Lexie - surprise, surprise. He wants to speak with him privately. She tells Nicole to get used to it - she leaves and Dr. Baker shows up. He asks Nicole if
she's here because Mia called. Apparently Dr. Baker tells Nicole why Mia was there - she asks him if Mia tried to hurt herself. He says no it was clearly an accident. He tells Nicole that she told him she saw Sydney and she felt no emotional connection to her daughter. They both know why. Nicole gets all huffy - keep talking about it - not everyone in the hospital knows that Sydney isn't my daughter. Dr. Baker tells her to chill and register the fact that he pretty much told her she pulled it off - she's home-free. Nicole is still worried about Sami. Dr Baker - She doesn't have a clue what happened. Nicole - we have to keep it that way which means they both have to make sure that he and Sami never meet again.
In Stefano's room EJ whines about how Victor was bragging about it - having the time of his life. He did this - he's not going to get away with it. Stefano says the funny thing is that Victor doesn't usually gloat unless he's sure of what it going to happen - that he knows that I'm going to die. EJ points out that they don't even know if he's been poisoned yet - it could be nothing. Stefano - Believe me, this is NOT nothing. Lexie comes in, no, it's not. She got his test results back. EJ - You proved he was poisoned. Lexie snaps at him - She didn't say that. She tells Stefano that he wasn't poisoned but there is something seriously wrong with him.
Brady Pub - Part 2: Brady is on the phone with Philip's nurse - he tells Victor that Philip is sleeping peacefully. Victor comments that he was out there with Nicole for a long time - she's married to another man - a man who ordered Philip's death. Brady tells him that was a goodbye across the board in no uncertain terms. Victor tells him he did the right thing. Brady comments on the nice chat Victor had with EJ. Victor says they did. He was called away though - it seemed to me like it was some sort of emergency - he smiles.
Sami's place: Mia shows up and Will invites her in. He moves his glove and bat - he was at batting practice. She should come and watch sometimes. She gives a sarcastic answer so he comments on her great mood and then asks what happened to her arm. She tells him she cut it on a nail at the pier - no stitches but a tetanus shot - it's been a bad day. She was wondering if he had talked to his mom about her babysitting Grace. Will - You didn't come here to see me, you came here to see my little sister? Mia says sure she came to see Grace - she's the coolest person that she knows. When Will comments she amends her statement to say Grace is the coolest girl she knows. Mia is going to leave when Will invites her to come with him to the Brady Pub to get a bite to eat. She refuses - she's not hungry. Will tells her that Grace is there so she changes her mind. Will - Did I just use my little sister as date bait? Mia - Yeah. Will - Thought so.
Brady Pub - Part 3: Will brings Grace to Mia who takes her from Will. Will comments that she sure is crazy about that baby. Mia - Who wouldn't be? Will - Apparently her real mom couldn't be too thrilled with her. Mia tells him not to say that. Giving up this baby must have been the hardest thing she's ever done, ever!
Victor asks Brady how things went with EJ. Brady - What a jerk! Victor - Brady, we could fix it so that jerk as you call him never smiles again. But you have to be patient and leave it all to me.
Preview: Chelsea to Max - If you get accepted there you're going to move. So what about us? Stefano to EJ - And you are going to take care of Kiriakis. Stephanie to Philip - I can't take it. I can't take any of this. Sami to Rafe - I would do just anything to stop you from getting on that plane.
Tuesday Apr 28
Hospital - Part 1: Philip's room Stephanie approaches Philip's room and is stopped by a guard. She feels he should know her but he wants her full name and picture ID. When her identity is confirmed he stops her from entering - he has to search her. Inside Philip is sleeping and has a nightmare about the shooting - he wakes up. Stephanie is complaining about the guard when she comes in. She knows she shouldn't be upset because the guy is protecting Philip and that's a good thing but he's acting like I'm some dangerous low-life criminal going through my purse. She says - I can't take this - I can't take any of this. Stephanie apologises for her reaction - she knows the guy is doing his job. Philip says that she doesn't lose it like that - she doesn't get mad. She claims she is being self-indulgent - she's worried about him. Philip - What have I done to you? This is all his fault - he put her in danger. From where she's standing Stefano DiMera and the man with the gun put her in danger. Philip - If you weren't with me ... She cuts in and tells him it was her choice to be with him. She asks him if they can work through this together. When he's feeling guilty about something he pushes her away and she needs him. What happened was scary and she's not back to normal. Sometimes she feels very alone but not when she's with him.
Stefano's room Stefano tells Lexie to tell him what Kiriakis did to him. She replies - He didn't do this, you did. Lexie tells Stefano he has Type II Diabetes. Stefano laughs - he thought it was something serious. Lexie tell him it is. Stefano declares he can handle it. When he gets dizzy he'll drink some orange juice. She asks - and when it starts to affect your sight, will it be serious then? Or your heart, your liver??? EJ says surely you can give him some insulin or something. Lexie can but it's not enough. Stefano needs to do a complete about face in the way that he lives his life. If he tries treating this with a glass of orange juice before he knows it this disease is going to bring him to his knees. She tells him she is going to start the admitting process and leaves. Stefano tells his little errand boy to run after her and tell her he's sorry. When EJ leaves Stefano makes his escape.
Airport - Part 1: Sami tells Rafe they can make this work - she'll change. He tells her it's more complicated than that. She replies - only because you're making it complicated. Rafe doesn't her to change. She tells him to stop saying things like that and shut up and listen to her. She tears up and then starts muttering that saying things like that make him hate her and then crying makes him mad at her too. Rafe - Not this time. She asks him to please give her a chance to change his mind. Rafe wanted to leave without telling her so they didn't have to go through any of this. He adds that she keeps saying that he's mad at her and this is her fault. Sami jumps in - she knows it's her fault. Rafe tells her it isn't. When he said they didn't work together it's no one's fault. Sometimes when he thinks about when they were in the safe house it's like a dream or something. Sami says it was wonderful - something really special happened there. Rafe disagrees. That's the thing about dreams - it fooled them into thinking they were alone in the world. Whatever it was, it's gone now. She's not alone in the world. Her life is here and his, well it just isn't. Sami reminds him he got stabbed, he fought an infection - he never gave up on her or on Grace but now he's going to? She's not going to let him give up. He isn't giving up - he's doing what he thinks is right for her and for him. Her dad has a police term for that - it's a bunch of 'crap'. Rafe is going - they can't even say goodbye like normal people. He starts walking away until Sami says 'you're scared of me.' Not physically - all his Quantico/FBI training doesn't mean he's not scared of her. Rafe replies - that's what he calls crap. Sami is catching on to him. She came in here and told him all she wanted to do was tell him how she felt and since that moment he's been bobbin' and weaving' - doing everything he could to avoid hearing how she really feels. She tells him to look at her because she's going to say it.
I've never met anyone like you and I've never felt about anyone the way that I feel about you. And I gotta tell you that I would do just about anything to stop you from getting on that plane.Rafe - Sami, don't do this. Just don't. Sami - What? Don't give up like you are? Rafe tells her this happens all the time. They go through some intense experience and they're left with something that's just not there. Sami tells him he's wrong and she can prove it. He asks her how. Because she is going to say something that she doesn't want to say and that she hates doing. She's not saying it to make him stay because since he's really leaving she wants him to hear her say it before he goes. I'm sorry Rafe. I'm really, really sorry. Rafe tells her she doesn't have to be sorry. She has a lot to be sorry for - she knows what she did and she knows it wasn't right. Rafe doesn't know what she's talking about. Sami hates being honest with herself and she tries to avoid it most of the time but she can't avoid this. Most of the time I was like, whenever I needed your help or needed you to be there for me, I was like, Rafe you're the best, thank you, you're the only that guy that gets me ... and than the second I disagree with you about something it was like I'm not listening. I guess using people is my default mode. Rafe - Right, I guess I never noticed. She smiles - yeah, you did. He tried to warn her that EJ was dangerous and she wasn't listening - she's really sorry. They hear the final boarding call for his flight - Rafe says he should go. Sami - Go. He does. Sami mopes until Rafe taps her on the shoulder - it seems he missed his flight. She asks if he's waiting for the next flight. He shakes his head 'no'. There's this girl and she has committments and so she has to stay in Salem so she can't go to New York so if I was to go to New York we wouldn't be in the same city. Sami - And that would bother you? Rafe - I told myself it wouldn't but I think I was lying to myself. In fact, I think it would kill me. Sami thinks he should call and tell her because she thinks she'd be really happy to hear it. In fact it would be the very best news she's heard in long time - she goes into his arms and cries and laughs. Rafe - Do you know how happy I was to see you? No because he didn't act happy - he argued and was mean. Rafe - That's because I'm a guy. Sami - Oh right, so that means you don't have to be human, you don't have to be nice - you make me grovel. Rafe - What do I have to do to shut you up? They kiss passionately. Sami - Let's go home. Rafe - Sometimes you have the best ideas.
Brady Pub: Chelsea arrives at the pub - Max asks about Philip. He's groggy - she comments that he seems frantic. He's running the show on his own until Arianna gets there. Chelsea goes behind the bar and puts on an apron - she'll help. Max - no, that's not going to happen. Max thinks it would be good until she messes up. She points out that he just messed up the order he brought out - don't worry she'll smooth things over. Max picks up a letter he received. Chelsea returns and asks Max what that is - she takes it - she thought he just applied. Max says it's probably a rejection letter. Chelsea tells him to just open it and see what they said. Max opens it - it's just a letter acknowledging they received his application. Arianna arrives and checks in and then leaves them alone. Chelsea tells Max the next letter he gets from Salem U will be an acceptance letter. He tells her this letter came from a school in Chicago. Chelsea comments that if he gets accepted he'll move there - what about them? He says there's planes, emails ... Chelsea tells him it will change things. Max feels that if he gets into medical school things will change. Chelsea understands that. He's going into a very demanding profession and their time together is going to be limited. If they're not in the same city they'll rarely see each other. Max - why don't you move with me to Chicago? Chelsea's family is here and she just signed a lease with Stephanie. Max asks Arianna if she's still looking for a place - would she share a two-bedroom apartment and does she know anyone else that would? Arianna would share and she wouldn't tell the 11 other people she knows that are looking for a place as well. Max - see? Chelsea says it all sounds fantastic and it would be if you had thought to ask me about it first. Max tells her it's confusing - they don't even know how involved they are. This little fight made him realise that he's not sure he could do this without her. She thinks that he can - he can do anything. If he gets accepted he has to go. Chelsea says his bringing up Chicago before it just surprised her - if he got accepted there ... well, he knows how she feels about the Cubs. She doesn't know exactly when it happened but she wouldn't want to be here without him. Max asks if she ever thinks about them having their own place. She does. He tells her when he thinks about it he just thinks it would be great to open his eyes and she'd be there. She feels the same - they kiss.
DiMera mansion: Stefano removes a box from the safe - EJ comes in and asks him if he's going anywhere. Stefano reminds him he can't take any stress. EJ is upset that Stefano played him and Lexie to get out of the hospital. Stefano says that once he was admitted it would have been very difficult for him to leave the hospital without attracting a lot of attention. EJ says he's supposed to stay there and get better - he reminds him of what could happen to him. Stefano asks him if he really thinks that with everything that is going on now that he could be a patient in that hospital? He's going to Brunei - when he gets there he'll take care of all the tedious health things Alexandra wants him to do and he'll return when he's in fighting shape. EJ - You're going to take care of yourself? Stefano says yes and you are going to take care of Kiriakis. Stefano gets off the phone - everything is arranged. EJ points out the police are watching for him, Victor Kiriakis is looking for him and he thinks he can just fly away into the sunset? Stefano tells him to worry about handling things here, he'll take care of getting out of here. He's not happy about this - he doesn't want Victor Kiriakis to think he's running. He tells EJ that he has no qualms about leaving him here because he's proven himself - he's proud of him. EJ can't help but feel if he had handled the business with Titan differently and been a better brother to Tony they wouldn't be in this mess. Stefano tells him to just focus on what needs to be done. EJ feels that given the extra security at the hospital all plans for Philip are going to have to be put on hold. Stefano says it's not like he's lounging around the pool enjoying a mai tai - he's in the hospital, he's in pain and he knows exactly what is coming. EJ asks Stefano how he's going to do this. Bo has his passport - it's in the system, every airport private and public is going to be looking for him. Stefano - that's not a problem. Stefano shows him a fake passport - he's not going through airport security - Mr. Rossi is. He tells EJ it cost him a fortune. EJ wants the bodyguards to go with him. Stefano says no - they will attract too much attention. He has to go and pack a few things - in just a few minutes EJ will be in control - he earned it. EJ mutters - God I wanted this Tony but not like this.
Hospital - Part 2: Lexie comes in - Philip tells her to turn around and get the hell out of here. Does she really think that after a DiMera had him shot that he's going to have another DiMera as his doctor? Lexie isn't there as his doctor and she completely understands that he's upset. He's not upset - he's trying to stay alive. Lexie leaves. Stephanie tells him that Lexie wouldn't hurt him - she helped to save his life. Philip - She's a DiMera, there's nothing she can do about that. Stephanie has a headache. She's going to see a nurse and get some aspirin. Philip - You're mad at me, aren't you? Stephanie doesn't know what she is. She knows she is sad - Tony died, then he almost died and now he hates Lexie - when is it going to end? She finds Lexie at the nurse's station and tells her that Philip shouldn't have spoken to her like that. Lexie understands how Philip feels - don't worry about it. Lexie tells Stephanie she experienced something brutal - she could set up an appointment for her to talk to someone about it. Stephanie tells her it's not necessary - she's fine. Lexie tells her that she was looking over Philip's chart - his prognosis is excellent. Stephanie says that is great. Lexie agrees - what is she going to do when he's released from the hospital. The Kiriakis's and DiMera's carry a lot of baggage. Stephanie - and guns. She doesn't know what they're going to do. Lexie tells her that if she needs any help ... she gets paged ... she tells Stephanie to call her if she needs anything. Take care of her herself. Stephanie goes back inside Philip's room - he's sleeping. She pulls out her cell phone - I need your help. She finishes her call and then crawls on the bed next to him. She whispers that Lexie said he was going to be just fine. Don't worry - she's going to take care of the both of them.
Airport - Part 2: Stefano arrives and calls EJ - he doesn't think he was followed and he got through security fine - he's going to board the plane now - he doesn't think they have very much to worry about. He heads towards the gate - a man gets up and follows him.
Sami's place: Sami and Rafe arrive at her place - kissing. They close the door and Rafe backs her against the door. Sami rips his shirt off - they kiss.
Preview: Brady to Chloe - If I never hear the words Nicole DiMera again I think I'll be better off. Will to Mia - Why are you so closed off? Hope to Nicole - That family will destroy you. They'll chew you up and spit you out. Sami to EJ - I don't know how many different ways you need me to say this to you EJ. I am NOT in love with you.
Wednesday Apr 29
Sami's place - Part 1: Sami and Rafe move to the couch. Rafe asks Sami if she knows how long he's wanted to be with her like this. He didn't say anything because he didn't think she wanted to. She does. He removes her sweater and the kisses continue. They get off the couch and Rafe lifts her into his arms and heads towards the bedroom. There's a knock on the door - Rafe tells her to ignore it - Sami says she has to answer; it might be Will. He grabs his shirt, she her sweater - she opens the door to EJ who notices their state of undress. Sami asks him what he's doing here? He waves an envelope at her - he downloaded some pre-school applications - he was hoping they could look them over. When she asks him if he didn't think of calling first he tells her he called several times. He asks if he can see the kids. She tells him they're not there and starts shutting the door put he pushes himself inside. He tells Rafe that although he's a little surprised to see him in town he's actually glad - he has a business proposal for him. Their family has been getting some bad press recently and the situation has become menacing - they're looking to improve their security. Sami tells EJ to go away. EJ tells Rafe that his wife needs a bodyguard. Sami - no way. EJ tells her to let Rafe speak for himself. He goes on to say Rafe is very qualified and from what he's been told Rafe is also very familiar with his house. EJ continues trying to get a rise out of Rafe but fails miserably - Rafe just stands there with his arm around Sami's shoulder and her arm around his waist and let's EJ continue sounding pompous and arrogant.
If the bodyguard thing doesn't work out he can always get a job as a cable guy. Sami tells Rafe she's sorry she didn't tell him. EJ goes on about how busy Rafe must have been - on one hand he had to keep Samantha safe and yet he managed to find the time to come to his house and give himself a guided tour. Rafe gets a call from New York - he tells Sami he has to take it - he leaves them alone. Sami rounds on EJ - what the hell is the matter with him. He waltzes into her house like he owns the joint and tries to talk to Rafe when he could see they were obviously busy. EJ says he's leaving. Sami says good and tells him the next time he's so desperate to speak to her why doesn't he pick a better excuse than brochures she could have downloaded herself. EJ makes smart remarks about the word 'desperate'. Sami tells him to give her best to his his witch ... she means wife. EJ feels that if anyone deserves an explanation it's him - she interrupted his wedding - she made a complete fool of herself and almost ruined the most important day of his life and he has no idea why. If it had nothing to do with her or him he can only assume that it has something to do with their child. Sami gave him an explanation. EJ scoffs - she did it for the excitement - is that the best she's got. Sami tells him she doesn't owe him any explanations. EJ tells her he's worried about her behaviour - and he's not talking about the wedding - in general. Rafe listens. Sami asks him what he's talking about. EJ is talking about the fact that she seems to be having a very hard time weaning herself away from him. Sami - What? EJ declares that the only reason she tried to stop his wedding - he can't help feeling that it was an indication that she wanted to be a part of his life and he's not talking about just sharing a child. Sami - I don't know how many different ways you need me to say this to you EJ. I am not in love with you. No way, no how. Whatever was between them is over, finished, gone for ever. EJ isn't talking about them he's talking about her and Rafe. It's a rebound thing. EJ - I know that, you know that, the only person that is oblivious is Rafe. Sami tells EJ to not dare talk about Rafe like that - Rafe comes out - Sami tells him that EJ was just leaving. EJ finally goes. Sami mentions that is was a long phone call. Rafe says he had bad reception - he asks if he can use the landline. He takes the phone and steps out of the room.
Hospital: Chloe is stopped by the police guard from going into Philip's room - Brady tells the cop to get his hands off her. Brady returns and tells Chloe he spoke to the guy's supervisor - it won't happen again. Chloe asks him what happened to his face. He says nothing. He tells her Philip is asleep right now. Chloe tells him she could have handled the guard herself. He shrugs - friends stick up for each other. Chloe still can't believe they almost lost Philip. Brady - Those damn DiMera's. Chloe points out that Nicole is one of them now. That must be hard on him. Brady insists it doesn't affect him at all. Chloe - like I don't know that you're in love with her. Brady says he's not in love with her anymore. He goes on to say that his feelings for Nicole right now are feelings of anger. If he never hears the words Nicole DiMera or never sees her again he thinks he'll be better off. Chloe thinks it's good he's letting her go but yesterday at the church he seemed so ... Brady knows - a lot of things have happened since then - he has bigger and more important things to deal with now. She asks him what - he tells her to forget it - it doesn't concern her. Chloe says - that cold, hard look in your eyes - I barely recognise you. Please don't be like Victor - don't let what happened to Philip change you. Chloe comes back from someplace just as Brady finishes a phone call. She surmises it was from Victor. She knows that he is upset about what happened to Philip but whatever his grandfather has planned ... Brady cuts in - She made her point. He is upset by what happened to Philip and he thinks that whoever did it should be punished but that doesn't mean that he's going to start shooting first and asking questions later. He wants this done by the book. Chloe - And if it isn't, then what? Brady changes the subject to her marriage - is it good. Chloe says it's been chaotic but they really love each other. She feels lucky. Brady - He's a lucky guy and I'm very happy for the both of them. They hug. Brady has to go and straighten out some things at Titan. Chloe tells him that whatever he feels he has to do with Victor to avenge Philip she's begging him - don't.
Hope: Hope gets a call from Bo - a pro - no surprise there. She finds out the guy is in South America - she asks about the authorities down there - oh great, your brother was almost shot dead and we still don't have any leads. Maybe there is a way - let her take a crack at Stefano herself.
DiMera mansion - Part 1: Nicole gets a call from EJ - father has gone out of town - he'll tell her where later - no one can know. He has some errands to run then he'll be home. Nicole holds Sami's baby and congratulates herself for getting rid of Mia. Nicole answers the door to Hope who asks her if Stefano is home. Nicole makes a smart remark about Stefano bowling so Hope tells her they can do this the easy or the hard way. Nicole lets her in but continues with what she thinks are her wisecracks. Hope ignores her and asks where EJ is. Nicole lies - he's at the office. She asks - isn't there a law against you trying to force a wife to give up evidence against her husband. Hope - So you have evidence. Nicole backtracks - no. Hope comments that they're newlyweds - shouldn't they be on their honeymoon. When Nicole tells her they postponed it Hope replies - But not the wedding even after EJ's brother died just a few days ago. That didn't cast a pall over things? Nicole says of course not - it was perfect. Hope - Really? Usually when a close family member passes away people put off weddings and such until they've had time to grieve. Nicole declares that she, EJ and Stefano have had plenty of time to grieve. Stefano was devastated, shattered when his son died which is why they went ahead with the wedding so they could break up some of the sadness. Nicole keeps lying - talking about how her brother-in-law was a very special person and in no way did they disrespect him by having the wedding. She goes on and on about how much in love she and EJ are, how devoted to each other and their little girl
they are - not only are they soul-mates but they are husband and wife until death do them part - forever!!! Hope - You poor thing.
Nicole gets on her high horse - Sydney starts crying so they go into the living room. Hope asks Nicole if yesterday at her perfect wedding if she saw anything out of the ordinary ... Nicole says no. Hope thinks she should let her finish answering the question - Philip almost died last night. Nicole is sorry about that - she lies - I don't know anything about that. Hope scoffs - You've always lied about yourself and now you're lying about your husband and your father-in-law. You've become the perfect little DiMera housewife - EJ would be so proud of you. Nicole tells her to get out. Hope continues - if he were here. Nicole snaps - if EJ were here he would throw her out. Hope says that is where you are wrong - EJ's a smart man. He knows better than to tick off the police especially under these circumstances. Hope comments that they've been married less than 24 hrs and EJ is out and about - no where to be found. What could be so important that he had to tear himself away from his new bride? Where is he? Nicole tries to make another smart remark but Hope tells her to answer the question. Nicole doesn't keep track of her husband's whereabouts - she trusts him. Hope says it has nothing to do with trust. She just finds it odd that he's not here less than a day after they were married. Nicole tells her that her five minutes are up. Hope says we already have our lead - she thinks Nicole knows that and she thinks Nicole has a pretty good idea who it is as well. Nicole - your snide little remarks are supposed to what - make me turn on my husband? Hope is trying to make her realise that she's no longer just responsible for herself anymore - she has that little girl to think about now too. Nicole declares that Sydney is EJ's daughter - that little girl is first and foremost in her mind. Hope tells her to wake up. If that little girl was first and foremost on your mind what are you doing living in this godforsaken place with these godforsaken people. EJ DiMera is not worthy of her loyalty or love - don't you get it. Don't you see what you've done? What's in the cards for you if you stay in this marriage? That family will chew you up and spit you out along with your daughter. Nicole tells Hope that she has no right to speak to her that way. Hope - Someone has to for your daughter's sake if not your own. Nicole tells Hope to leave. After she does Nicole picks up Sami's baby and spouts empty promises.
Java Cafe: Will and Mia are doing Spanish homework. Mia comments on how good Grace is and how sweet she is. She tells him it's fun hanging out with him too. Will suggests something else they can do that is fun - the first home game of the season next Thursday. They have a really good baseball team so it should be fun - it will be a good way for her to meet other kids. He can pick her up and they could meet there. She tells him they can go together but they still have over a week to figure it out. They're working on Spanish when another boy off the baseball team comes over and talks to Will. He introduces himself to Mia as Tad. Will tells him that Mia transferred from ... Mia fills in the blank - Salem West. Tad asks if she was on the cheerleading squad - he knows all about her. Tad mentions Brett Winters the skater dude - he talked about her all the time. Tad tells Will that Mia is like high school royalty - she was prom queen, homecoming court ... they mention a teacher that transferred there. She must know him. Nope. Will - you did go to school there, right? She did for a little while and then she left. Tad brings up Brett again - he had the biggest crush on her - she must know who he's talking about. She doesn't. Tad leaves. Mia apologises for over-reacting - a lot of kids went to Salem West - it's not like she knew them all. Will wants to ask her something - why are you so closed off? She never wants to talk about anything that happened before they
met. Mia isn't deliberately keeping things from him. She's just private and there's really nothing to tell. Whatever happened to her before she met him doesn't matter to her now - none of it.
DiMera mansion - Part 2: EJ comes home and throws the envelope on the table in the foyer. Nicole and EJ talk for a bit about Sydney then Nicole mentions that Hope was there - she asked a bunch of questions about him and Stefano - she didn't say a word. Nicole - you never did tell me where Stefano went. EJ evades - he's gone away for medical treatment - that's between the two of them. Nicole - yeah, everything in this house is one big secret. EJ brings up the fact that they're alone - he has an idea for what they can do. He goes to lock the door - Nicole picks up the envelope and sees Sami's name on it - the whining starts. EJ doesn't want to talk about anything or anyone except the two of them. He carries her up the stairs. He drops her on the bed - as he's having sex with Nicole he fantasizes about making love to Sami - I love you so much. Sami - Of course you love me.
Sami's place - Part 2: When Rafe finishes his call Sami asks if he told them he's not taking the job. They figured that out when he didn't show up. Sami wants to get back to what they were doing before they were so rudely interrupted. She can see he's not in the mood - what's wrong. Rafe - why don't you tell me. Sami realises he overheard her and EJ. He can't care what EJ thinks. The guy is an egotistical maniac who has to believe that everyone is into him and anything else is meaningless or a rebound. It doesn't matter what he says - what about what they said to each other. If she wanted to be with EJ she'd tell him about Grace and she's not going to do that - he believes that, doesn't he? He does. Sami says good - then there's not a problem. Rafe - Actually there's a big problem and we both know what it is. It's funny because he thought it was all about Grace - that's why she went to the church so she could tell EJ about his daughter. Sami declares that it was. Rafe - No. You were hoping that he was going to leave Nicole at the altar and propose to you. Sami thinks that is the stupidest thing he's ever said. Rafe - So now I'm stupid as well as oblivious? Sami tells him that EJ shouldn't have said that - he's a jerk - it's not true and Rafe knows it. Rafe thinks the lines of truth are a little blurred right now. Sami can tell him one thing that is the truth - she's not interested in having a relationship with EJ. Rafe asks her why she waited until his wedding day to tell him about Grace - she could have told him two weeks ago. She says because she was wavering about what to do. Rafe is confused by one thing - why did she think he would call off his wedding. So you have another kid with him, big deal. He has a child with Nicole too. It's starting to make more sense - the only way he was going to leave Nicole when you told him about Grace is if he actually was in love with you. Sami - Which obviously he's not. Rafe - Right. But for some reason he's under the impression that you're in love with him. Why would he think that?
Preview: EJ yelling in to his cell - You listen to me, whatever you have planned, stop it. Stephanie to Philip - I want you to run away with me. Chelsea to Max - My mom was in an accident. Max - Oh my God. Sami to Rafe - You're right. I guess we do have a really big problem.
Thursday Apr 30
Hospital - Part 1: Stephanie goes into see Philip - he's sick of this place. He wants to get out of here - he has stuff to do. She says me too and kisses him. At the nurses station Chelsea is on the computer when the med school applications screen pops up - she studies it - Melanie sees what she is doing and goes over to Dr. Baker. He tells her to clean the floor in Room 203 - Mr. Quigley had another accident. She will but she thinks there is something he should know. She pretends to struggle over being a tattletale - she saw one of their trainees doing something totally unethical and she thinks she should report it. Back in Philip's room Stephanie gives Philip the newspaper and some magazines. He sees the article in the newspaper about EJ and Nicole's wedding. He throws the paper aside - he has to get out of
there - he has things to do. He has to get back to work. Stephanie tells him that getting stressed out isn't going to help. Besides when the doctor says he can go home he's talking about the mansion, not the office. Philip - I can take care of my enemies just as easily from there. Dr. Baker confronts Chelsea - he didn't realise that trainees had access to admissions data. Chelsea can explain. Melanie watches and smiles - she calls Max and tells him that Chelsea is being grilled by a doctor. Max asks what happened. Melanie isn't totally sure but she thinks that Chelsea might have ruined his chances for Salem U med school. Back in Philip's room Stephanie tells Philip it didn't take him long to get back in revenge mode instead of being grateful to be alive. Philip tells her that the DiMera's ordered a hit on him - is he supposed to forgive and forget. No - what she thinks he should do is live a long life - get away from this resentment and anger and feuding. She has a way for him to do that. She pulls out the information from the travel agency - she wants him to run away with her.
DiMera mansion: After his fantasy of making love to Sami while having sex with Nicole EJ stares at Nicole. She asks if something is wrong. He tells her it's nothing important. Nicole wants him to tell her what is bothering him. EJ wants sex but Nicole wants an answer to her question. He tells her to let it go - there's nothing to worry about. Him saying that makes her worry more. Whatever is wrong they can deal with it together. EJ says no - this doesn't concern her. It's none of her business. EJ gets very sarcastic about being a pathetic couple joined at the hip. EJ accuses Nicole of trying to turn this into a full blown argument - she seems to be itching for it. His cell rings - he has to take the call. Nicole goes to check on Sydney. After Nicole leaves EJ answers the phone. It's Masi wanting to know where EJ's father is - he's been trying to reach him. EJ reminds him that he reports to him from now on. Masi - The job your father hired me to do is about to be finished. Nicole walks around with Sami's baby and lies to her promising her a fairytale existence. Mary comes in - she did have the night off but she missed her fishing charter so no walleye pike for breakfast. (Oh come on people walleye and pike are TWO different fish species ... sigh). Upstairs EJ is talking to Masi but the connection keeps breaking up. EJ tells the guy that he doesn't care what he has planned but they're not taking anymore steps until he's sure Masi is out of the country and there's no further risk. Masi - Trust me, I can handle this. EJ - You listen to me - static - whatever you have planned stop it - they get disconnected. Masi doesn't hear that part - he mutters - This time the job will be completed. Nicole returns to the bedroom. EJ wants sex. EJ gets another call - he takes it. He tells Nicole he should deal with this - she wants sex.
After the sex Nicole tells him he makes her so happy but ... she stops - it will just make him angry. He tells her if it's about him unburdening himself than yes he will get angry. Nicole tells him this doesn't feel right - not the sex, but him refusing to even give her a clue what he and his father are doing. He reminds her she knew what she was getting herself into when she got involved with this family. Nicole claims she's not just involved, she's his wife. EJ meanders about one of the things he loved about her was when they met - she was independent - no one is going to tell her what to do. She asks him what that his to do with explaining why she needs a bodyguard or why Stefano suddenly left the building or why things are happening that are putting her and their daughter's life in jeopardy. She needs answers or is he planning on leaving her in the dark. That's exactly what he's planning on doing. If she can't accept that then this marriage is going to fail. Nicole - That sounds like an ultimatum. EJ - it is. Nicole - so you get to make all the decisions and I have to just go along with it? EJ tells her if she wants the marriage to fail than keep interrogating him about things that don't concern her. Nicole gets snooty - imagine if I talked to you like that. EJ laughs - she has - he gives her an example. Of course Nicole claims that it's different - her volunteer work doesn't affect his life or Sydney's whereas ... EJ tells her coldly - this conversation is over. He gets out of bed to go check on his email and get some more champagne. Nicole pouts - something is distracting him and it's not just business. She recalls picking up the envelope with Sami's name on it. Sami - that has to be it. If EJ finds out that Sydney is Sami's baby, that's it ... no, that is never going to happen. Nicole calls Dr. Baker - she's got something to say so make time to listen. Downstairs EJ talks to daddy's portrait - Rest assured father our friend won't be making any moves without our permission - there won't be any finger-pointing at us. EJ's 'friend' Masi is on the phone giving instructions to someone else - I want you on this job that is going down in Salem - University Hospital. The cash and the instructions are at Pier 52. As Masi is giving the location and the instructions the scene cuts over to a gloved hand retrieving the envelope, opening it and finding cash and a picture of Philip. Nicole is told by Dr. Baker that Sami is not his problem. Nicole says not yet but if she and EJ start talking and figure out that Dr. Baker delivered both babies ... he needs to resign from University Hospital and leave town before it's too late. He hangs up on her. Downstairs EJ gets an email from father. Looks like my instincts about Baker were right. More than a few skeletons in your closet I see.
Sami's place: Sami tells Rafe that EJ is a classic narcissist - that's what her mom called him and everyone else agrees. Rafe can't do it - he can't live this. He starts walking towards the door but she stops him. What about everything they said at the airport. She killed herself to get there to stop him - does he think she would do that if she was in love with some other guy. Rafe shrugs - maybe it was a way for her to make EJ jealous so he'd leave his wife and his new kid. Sami - If you really believe that than fine - there's the door, get out. Rafe points out that he was leaving anyway. Sami stops him. She should have kicked EJ out before he had the chance to say all those horrible things about Rafe that aren't true. She insists that she only went to the wedding to tell him the truth about Grace - that's it! Rafe asks her what she would have done if EJ had said I don't want Nicole, I still want you. Would she have considered it? Sami makes a joke out of her answer because his question was a joke. Rafe - You can't deny that you led EJ on. Sami doesn't see how - she went to tell him about Grace but when she found out about Philip she didn't because she doesn't want Grace associated with that family. Rafe doesn't think she gets it. The whole reason he thinks you're madly in love with him is because you interrupted the wedding. Sami scoffs - who cares what he thinks. Rafe does because that means EJ will keep coming around thinking he can get to her. Sami points out that EJ is a married man. It's Rafe's turn to scoff - he came over here with brochures leaving his new wife at home - don't the DiMera's have servants to do things like that for them. Rafe doesn't think EJ would have come over the day after his wedding if he still wasn't interested in her which leads him back to his original question. Sami answers - No, I am not in love with EJ and I don't want to have a relationship with him. Because if I did I wouldn't do this ... she kisses him.
Rafe breaks the kiss - he's not going to be her rebound guy. Sami tells him those were EJ's words, not hers. He reminds her that he was there when EJ called to tell her he was moving on with Nicole - he remembers how upset she was. Sami claims she went into witness protection to get away from him. Rafe says he's back in the middle of your life - front and center. Sami argues that is because he keeps turning up. Rafe - he's turning up? Because it seems that you're the one that turned up at the wedding and then he was here today and you invited him in and had a nice long chat. Sami says she didn't invite him in and he should know that - he was right there. Rafe thinks she likes the attention she gets from EJ, his little come-ons and he thinks she likes making EJ jealous. He also thinks that him being there today and the fact that they were obviously in the middle something was just perfect timing, wasn't it? Sami - If you seriously think that then you're right, I guess we do have a really big problem. Sami asks him what happens now - is he going to New York? He told her that he lost that job when he didn't show up. Sami asks him if he's saying he regrets that. He doesn't know. He'll talk to her later. As he's leaving Will comes home. Will asks Sami what just happened. He asks why Rafe was there - he thought he was leaving town. Sami says he didn't. Will asks if they're getting back together. Sami doesn't know.
Brady Pub - Part 1: Max tells Arianna she can leave early. He asks if she has seen Chelsea - she hasn't.
Hospital - Part 2: Max arrives as Chelsea is telling Dr. Baker that she is sorry - she wasn't trying to change anything - it was all written in code - she couldn't decipher it. He wants to know what is so interesting about their med school applications. She tells him that her boyfriend applied and she guesses she was trying to see if he was accepted - but she didn't see that. She will do whatever she can to make up for this just don't tell her boss. Dr. Baker will let it slide this time but if he ever catches her doing something like this again ... She won't. Chelsea notices that Max is there - she figures out that Melanie called him. Philip tells Stephanie he can't run away with her. She tells him it would be a perfect place to relax and get better. He asks her if her purpose is really recuperation or getting him six time zones away from Stefano. She tells him they both need this. They can start a new life in Greece, open a business - it would be just the two of them. Philip - and never come back to Salem? Stephanie says yes if that is what it takes to keep him safe. Melanie shows her ID to the cop and takes Philip's meal inside. As she comes in Philip is telling Stephanie this isn't open for discussion. Stephanie gets a call from her parents - she steps out of the room to take it. Philip doesn't know if he should eat anything served by Melanie - she did do some time with the DiMera's. Melanie - And now I'm delivering disgusting food and cleaning bedpans - I'd say we both lost. Philip shrugs - she didn't take a bullet. Melanie tells him she is really sorry. If she would have know who the DiMera's really where she never would have messed with them. Melanie tells Philip she thinks it's really messed up what the DiMera's did to him. She hopes he kicks their butts from here to somewhere far away. Philip comments that not everyone shares that sentiment. Melanie has been on the wrong side of the DiMera's and she'd like nothing more than to see them fry. She thinks if he has something planned he should go for it. Stephanie tears up the info from the travel agency and throws it in the garbage. Melanie wishes Philip good luck - she hopes everyone gets what they deserve. Philip thanks her for the support. Stephanie comes back in. Philip asks if they're cool with the whole Greece thing - she says of course and slips into bed next to him. Outside Melanie finds the stuff Stephanie threw away.
Brady Pub - Part 2: Chelsea knows that it was his sister that reported her in the first place. Max says they don't know that and points out that she's not in any trouble. Chelsea isn't happy about getting a warning and he's disappointed with her. It's not like she even hacked into those files - they just popped up. He's not upset that she looked at the application - what upsets him is that she felt like she had to. He's not going anywhere - he's not leaving Salem - he wants to be with her. She knows that but if his sister deliberately ... Max doesn't want to talk about anyone but them - he kisses her. Chelsea's cell rings - she doesn't recognise the strange number. She takes down information and then tells Max that her mom was in an accident. He comforts her.
Waterfront: Rafe is standing on the pier - Damn it, Sami - he throws a rock in the river. He hears a voice - Raphael Hernandez, you get over here right now. Rafe - Arianna. Arianna - I never thought I'd see you again. Rafe didn't think he'd see her again - they hug.
Preview: Chelsea to Kate - This is my mother we're talking about. I'm not just going to stay here when I know she needs me there. Will to Chloe - Look I was wrong. My Dad is better off with you. Sami to Lucas - Rafe's not here. Lucas, I think I scared him away. Arianna to Rafe - Looks like I found you again just in the nick of time.
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