Tuesday Aug 3
Nicole's place - Part 1: Brady and Nicole are in bed. Nicole tells Brady that she was doing a rundown of the happiest days of her life and being with him here like this tops the list. This is the happiest day of her life. Brady vows that starting today he's going to make sure that everyday is the best day of her life. Nicole checks the clock. Brady doesn't think that's a good sign. They're in bed together and she's looking at the clock. Nicole was supposed to be on the 11 o'clock news. Brady starts nibbling on her neck so Nicole decides to stay right here. Nicole is making them sandwiches. Brady starts cleaning up the small table and finds her sonogram picture. She finds him holding it. Brady tells her he wasn't going through her stuff. She knows he wouldn't do that. She lies and tells him she found the picture when she was unpacking the stuff she had in storage. He was so sweet to her after her miscarriage - she couldn't have survived without him. Her phone rings. It's Baker - he was hoping he'd seen the last of her but the cops have other ideas. He's at the police station. Nicole thought he was staying home today. He had to go and see his bookie. Imagine his surprise when they arrested him for illegal gambling. Nicole will be there as soon as she can. Nicole lies to Brady and tells him she has to go in to work. Brady offers to drive her - he'll wait for her. Nicole wants him to stay here and wait for her. She'll be back as soon as she can.
Cleveland: Faye tells Rafe she thought she could tell him but she can't. Rafe asks why - is it that bad. Fay - Actually, it's worse. Whatever Nicki is mixed up in she wants no part of it. Rafe - So you do know she's in some kind of trouble. Faye says maybe but I'm her mother and I'm not going to turn her over to you. Rafe tells her that he's not after Nicole. For once he and Nicole are on the same side; they have the same enemy. Faye - The DiMeras? Rafe says yes. If she wants to protect Nicole tell him what she's got on them. Faye tells him what she knows. Out of the blue Nicki pays her back the $1000 she borrowed for her trip to Santo Domingo and she threw in a couple hundred extra to get her through a rough patch which isn't like Nicki. Rafe - To take care of her mother? Faye says no, to have $1200 in cash. Rafe asks if it couldn't be from her salary from the TV station. Faye asks if they're paying so well why is Nicole still living in one room. When Nicole sent her the money she also sent a package she wanted her to hide. Rafe asks what that means. Faye thinks Nicole is blackmailing someone and the package is what she's using to do it. Rafe asks why Nicole would be blackmailing someone. Faye says it's something Nicole might do and the letter ... There was a letter that she sent. It said no one could see what she was sending or she'd be in big trouble. She stopped reading after that. Rafe tells her this doesn't have to be on her anymore. Nicole will never find out. Please, for her sake, show me what she sent. Faye - Sorry, I can't. It's not that she won't help him, she can't. Rafe asks why not. Faye made a decision after she read the first few sentences of the letter. She goes to the recycling bin and pulls out a brown bag - this is what is left. Rafe dumps it - the letter has been shredded and burned - the CD broken in half. Faye doesn't want to have anything to do with what Nicki is up to and if someone came looking she wanted to be able to say that she didn't have what they were after and mean it. She's so sorry. She never expected that somebody would be him. He asks if she's sure she didn't read the letter or listen to the CD. She didn't - she read those few sentences and freaked out. Rafe sweeps everything back into the bag. He'll take it to the lab and see what they can piece together. Faye knows this is a tall order but she'd appreciate it if he'd look after Nicki. He'll do his best.
Daniel & Chloe's apt - Part 1: Chloe is talking on her cell to Philip when she lets herself into the apartment. She tells him she hasn't even had the test done yet. Yes, when she gets the results she'll let him know. She ends her call and Melanie walks up behind her and greets her. Chloe demands to know what the hell she's doing there. Melanie apologises for scaring her. Daniel gave her a key and told her she could stop by anytime. Chloe insists everything is okay - Melanie just startled her. She has a book that says that happens to pregnant women sometimes. Melanie asks if it's weird having all those changes going on in her body. Chloe says yes. She looks in the mirror and she basically looks the same but she feels so different. Melanie envies her. Finding out about her pregnancy made her realise that she really wants to have Philip's baby. The women are looking at the book Melanie brought over. Melanie hopes they have a girl - there's just so many things she'd like to do with a girl. She guesses she'll have to have one of her own even though Philip thinks they should wait. He wants her to finish nursing school and then for them to find a place of their own and live there for a couple of years. With her childhood she doesn't think she'd know anything about raising a kid. Chloe doesn't think anyone does the first time around. Melanie thinks Chloe will be good at it and she knows Daniel will be. She'll help out and get all the experience she needs ... am I being too pushy? Chloe - Not at all.
Hospital - Part 1: Carly swabs the inside of Daniel's cheek. He asks her again why a surgeon is interested in a gene-mapping study. Carly explains that they have a daughter together. It will be good for her to know what to watch out for when she gets older - blood pressure issues, breast cancer gene. Dan thinks she's worried about something now. She says no. Dan disagrees - he can see she's worried. It must be about Bo. Carly won't draw an easy breath until the person that tried to kill him is locked up. Dan asks how Bo is feeling. He's amazingly fine considering Daniel found him on the floor barely breathing last night. Dan asks if he still has no memory of what happened. Carly says he doesn't but whoever did this to him doesn't know who they went up against. He'll figure it out and that person won't have a chance to hurt him or anyone else again. Carly is about to head off to the lab but Daniel stops her. He thanks her for getting him to work things out with Chloe. She asks how the pregnancy is going. Dan says great - no more morning sickness. Carly comments that the second trimester has it all over the first. Dan wishes he had been there. Carly wishes that too. Dan thanks her for talking sense into him - he almost blew his second chance at being a father.
Bo & Hope's house: Bo is absolutely shocked when Hope plunges at him with the knife. He grabs her wrist and pushes her back - Hope, what are you doing? Hope attacks him again. Bo struggles with Hope - Hope, what the hell are you doing? Hope - I'm trying to kill you. Bo - Hope, what the hell? Why do you want to kill me? Hope - You have to ask? Bo - Look, I know I hurt you but this is ... Hope - You'd think I'd be used to it by now, wouldn't you? After Zach died it was Billie, now it's Carly. When times are hard you just can't resist a damsel in distress can you? Except of course when it's me. I was in so much pain I just wanted to curl up and die. She cries - You turned your back on me. Bo pushes her away - the knife cuts the skin on the top of his hand. Bo - Just relax okay. I'm sorry. Hope holds the knife up - No you're not but you will be so help me God. You won't ruin our daughter's life like you did mine. I may have failed last night but this time I'm going to rip your heart out just like you did mine. Bo looks at her in shock - That was you? Hope, you drugged me? You doused this place and me in gasoline? Hope - Somebody did a really good job of cleaning up the place. Bo is still in shock - You were going to burn me alive? Hope shouts - I had to stop you. Bo - Stop me from what? Hope - Killing me and Ciara a little bit at a time. Bo - Hope, I wanted you and Ciara to live with me in this house forever. It killed me when you walked out on me. Hope - I took our daughter away to get her healthy again. That day you came over to the Kiriakis mansion to visit I told you I wanted to come home with Ciara. You said it wasn't a good time; inconvenient because Carly was here. You didn't fool me. You were thrilled to be rid of the both of us. Bo - Come on, you know that's not true. Hope raises her voice - And you left it to me to explain to our little girl why Daddy had moved another woman into her home. Bo looks down at Hope's purse - Okay, what are you going to do now? Hope - I'm going to make you feel what we felt and then I'm going to kill you. Bo - Hope, listen to me ... Hope - I'm sick of listening to you. Bo - When you visited me in the hospital, I saw the look on your face. You were a wreck. Hope - I don't know what you're talking about. Bo - You don't want me dead. Hope yells - She doesn't. Bo - She? Hope - She couldn't face that loving you was killing her. Bo - So she doesn't know what you're doing? Hope - Oh she'll find out soon enough when she wakes up and finds out you're dead. She plunges - Bo deflects the knife using her purse. He grabs her from behind - they struggle. She screams at him to let go of her. Bo cries - Stop, I don't want to hurt you Hope, please stop. Hope - Hurt me? You killed me. You killed me.
Bo has Hope handcuffed to a chair as he goes through her things. He finds the empty pill bottle and asks if these are the pills she takes to help her sleep. Hope - Amazing I'd need something like that, isn't it? When he picks up the phone she asks who he's calling - turning me in without hearing what I have to say? Bo calls Carly and asks if Onavac was the drug found in his system. Yes - she asks if he's feeling okay. Should she come home? Bo tells her not to come home - this memory lose thing is driving him crazy - is it going to get better? Carly tells him retrograde amnesia is a known side-effect of the drug especially when taken in high doses. He's lucky his system isn't sensitive to the drug. Bo - And if someone were sensitive? Carly did some research and there have been rare instances of erratic behaviour, sleepwalking, things like that especially among women. She wants to know why he's asking. Bo explains by saying when someone uses something on you, you want to know what it's about. He thanks her for the information. He assures her he's fine. After the call Hope asks him why he didn't tell her. Bo crouches down in front of her - I know what's happening now. We'll get you through this together. Hope - Once again over-simplifying a bad situation. Bo - What do you mean? Hope - You're all better. You feel all better because you think the pills are the reason I'm now handcuffed to the furniture in my own home. What you don't seem to want to face though is that the pills didn't do this to me, you did.
Bo is wrapping gauze on his wound. Hope thinks he's enjoying this. He isn't enjoying any of this. Bo sets up the video camera. Hope asks him how long he's going to keep her cuffed to the chair. Bo - Til we put together what's going on with you. Why don't we do that now? You wanted to tell me your side of things so go ahead, talk. I'm sure you're dying to tell me what happened and why you did it so go ahead and tell me. We got all night. Hope - Alright. When I saw you kissing Carly and you admitted to sleeping with her that's when I knew it was over and that you two were together and that wasn't going to change. That's when I started to fall apart. I couldn't function. I couldn't sleep so I went to the doctor and asked him for some help. Bo - What did he do? Hope - Besides giving me the prescription for the pills he told me I'd have to find a way to deal with my anger so I did. Bo - That's when you started mugging men and taking their wallets? Hope - How do you know about the wallets? Bo - Ciara told me. She found them under your bed soon after this started. Hope - She's been a problem the whole time. Bo - She's been a problem? You're the one mugging people. Hope - I only went after the ones that had done something I hated. Bo - What had Brady done to you? Hope - He stayed loyal to Nicole, a kidnapper. Bo - And Abe? Hope - He wasn't doing anything to get rid of that crooked D.A. Bo - So it was okay to hit him, to knock him out? Hope - I'd come home and sleep like a baby but then it stopped working. That's when I realised that the only man I wanted power over was you. And the only way to have peace was to see you dead. Bo - Now that you can't kill me, what happens? Hope - I want you to kill me. I'm already dead. I'm not like you. I don't move on with no problem. You may find this a little hard to believe after last night and tonight; I've never loved another man but you. It's always been you. I couldn't watch you spending the rest of your life here with a ... in our house. Everytime Ciara cried 'I want my Daddy' I wanted you to hurt as much as she was hurting. I did what I had to do. I hate you. She screams - I hate you - then cries, I hate you. Bo kneels down in front of her. You've made that pretty clear. There's something you've got to know. I still love you. Hope - Don't tell me you love me. Bo - It's true Fancy Face. I'll always love you. Hope - You're the love of my life but I'm not yours anymore. Bo - I'm sorry. I'm so sorry. Hope - Yeah, so am I. I'm so tired. I'm so, so tired. She passes out. Bo uncuffs her and carries her over to the couch and covers her with a blanket. He cups her face and caresses her hair - My God. What have I done? What have I done? He kisses her cheek.
Waterfront: Dr. Baker sticks the card into the envelope. So long Salem. It's been real. Goodbye Hope, take care. He turns to leave and sees a policeman standing there. He greets the officer - lovely evening, isn't it? The cop places him under arrest.
Hospital - Part 2: Melanie sees Carly and tells her she can swab away. Daniel comes along and thanks Melanie for the books she dropped off for the baby (Chloe just called him). Melanie likes shopping for baby things. Dan excuses himself. Carly asks her what's wrong - a mother senses things - talk to her. Melanie doesn't think Chloe likes her. She was telling Chloe how much she'd like to help out once the baby is born. Chloe just gave her this look that said when she hooked up with Daniel Melanie wasn't part of the equation and she isn't going to part of the family now. Carly says Chloe is pregnant - she's sure it had nothing to do with Melanie. Melanie admits that one time she told Chloe that if she ever hurt Daniel she would make her pay. Now no matter what she does she thinks that is always in the back of Chloe's mind.
Melanie is telling a new student nurse about when she first started. It gets easier. Melanie offers to introduce her to Dr. Manning. She does and tells Kathleen that Dr. Manning is an amazing surgeon and she's not just saying that because she's her mom. She then introduces Kathleen to Dr. Jonas, her dad. After the introductions are made Kathleen heads back to work. Dan is surprised Melanie's still there. She had her cheek swabbed and then she admits to volunteering to showing Kathleen around. She likes to introduce people to him and Carly saying they're her mom and Dad. Dan likes that she and Carly are getting along. Melanie finally realised that a person can tell all those lies and still genuinely mean will. It hit her that if she could get past that she'd have a mom and a family again. Dan tells her that's what they'll be forever. Dan reminds her the consult is at 8am tomorrow morning at St. Marys - is she sure she wants to come along. Of course.
Police station: Nicole is pretending to be busy when she's actually listening and talking to Baker. Baker tells her he has no rap sheet; his fingerprints aren't on file so she has to get him out of there before they figure out who he is. Nicole - Sorry, Dick. No can do. Nicole thinks it's only a matter of time before the cops put two and two together. He's a liability she can't afford anymore. Baker tells her if she walks out that door he'll start singing like a canary. Nicole has a plan. She calls Brady and tells him she'll be longer than she thought so he can take off if he wants. Brady says no - they've both waited a long time for tonight. He'll stay there and clean up. Nicole tells him she's never been so happy. After the call she mutters - This time I'm going to stay that way so help me God. Nicole has arranged for someone to grease some palms and get Baker out of here but it won't happen until tomorrow morning. That same person will give him money to get him out of town. Baker warns that her person better be here first thing in the morning. Nicole tells him not to worry. She better not see his sweet face again. Baker tells her not to worry - they're through. Nicole smiles - Things are looking up.
Daniel & Chloe's apt - Part 2: Carly comes over and asks Chloe how she's doing. She's a complete wreck. She thinks Carly must be a mess - she heard what happened to Bo. She's sorry. Carly says Bo is only alive because Daniel found him when he did. He's been discharged from the hospital but when she thinks of what could have happened ... Chloe - No wonder you look stressed. Carly tells her she ran into Daniel and Melanie at the hospital and got their DNA samples. Lying to them is not her favourite thing. If they found out about the secret she's keeping for Chloe she'll lose them both. Carly tells Chloe she got Daniel's DNA sample and Chloe will be tested tomorrow morning at St. Mary's. She booked her in under a different name so she won't be able to use her insurance. Chloe says that's okay - anything to keep this quiet. She thanks Carly for going through all this trouble. Carly says the procedure isn't involved - hopefully they'll be done and gone before anyone knows they've been there.
Nicole's place - Part 2: Brady answers Nicole's phone. She's out can he take a message. He's never heard of a bank calling at this hour. If she's overdrawn he can take care of it. What kind of unusual transaction activity are we talking about? I see. I'll give her the message. After the call he cleans off some papers off the table and is going to shove them in a drawer. He sees something interesting and picks it up. It's the record of the wire transfer into Nicole's account. That's one hell of a balance and a nice big fat wire transfer to go along with it. Nicole, what the hell have you done now?
Preview: Melanie to Daniel - Chloe's keeping a secret from you. Brady looking at the wire transfer statement - Nicole, where the hell did you get all this money? Hope crying to Bo - I would never, I would never hurt anyone.
Wed Aug 4
Bo & Hope's house - Part 1: Bo is on the internet researching the sleeping pill Hope has been taking. OMG this drug; how the hell do they have it on the market. He recalls when Hope first attacked him and then when she was telling him she hated him. He looks down at Hope who is still sleeping and says 'Sorry, Fancy Face.' Hope wakes up and sees Bo - What's going on? Why am I here? Bo - You don't remember what happened last night, do you? Hope asks him what happened last night. Bo asks her what's the last thing she remembers. She went to sleep but at Victor's. How did I end up here? Bo, say something. Why am I here? Silence. Damn it Brady, what the hell is going on. Is Ciara okay? Is she alright? Bo tells her Ciara is fine. He suggests she have something to eat before they get into anything. She needs to keep her strength up. Last night was ... he pours her a coffee. Hope just wants some answers - he's really scaring her. Bo - You said you went to bed early last night. Why don't you tell me what happened before that. Hope - What does that have to do with anything? Bo - Please just trust me. Tell me what happened. Hope - Carly came over and Vivian was there. They started arguing about Lawrence and how Carly murdered him. It was really unsettling. Bo - Why? That's not news to you. Why would it upset you? Hope - I don't know. Maybe hearing the details of how Carly plunged the knife into Lawrence's stomach. It struck a chord with me. It made me feel anxious inside. Anyway after Carly left I decided to call it a night and go to bed. Bo - But you were still upset. Did you have trouble falling asleep? Hope - I thought I would so I took a sleeping pill. Bo holds up the pill bottle - One of these? Yeah, what are you doing with that? Bo - Hope this is the answer to all your questions. Hope asks him what he's talking about. What do my sleeping pills have ... she notices his bandaged hand and asks what happened. He makes light of it - him alone in the kitchen. The important thing is they found the mugger. You know the one who was attacking those men and stealing their wallets. Hope - That's fantastic. Who is it? Bo has to show her something. He turns on the tape. It's set to where Hope is telling him about the mugging and why she did it. Hope watches - What is this? She covers her mouth in horror and starts crying.
Hope - What is this? I don't understand what's going on. That can't really be me. No, it can't be. There's no way. I don't remember saying those things. I don't remember doing any ... Bo - I knew you wouldn't remember that's why ... Hope - I would never. I would never. I would never. I would never hurt anyone. Abe, Justin, your brother; my God, it doesn't make any sense. She stops. Bo - What? Hope - Right from the beginning I remember having a connection to the mugger. I felt they were trying to tell me something especially with that Celtic symbol. Bo - The sign of female empowerment. Hope - Yeah, but I thought it was a cry for help but from Arianna. What about her? There was DNA evidence. Bo - I'm pretty sure that was planted; could have been from you. Hope - No. Why would I do that? Bo - We'll figure that out but you saw your confession. You admitted to the muggings. Hope - I don't remember. Bo - There's a lot of things lately that you don't remember. Hope - You mean with Ciara. Bo - And Justin. Hope - Ciara; there have been things I couldn't explain. But why? Why would I hurt all those people? Bo - Let me show you somemore. Hope watches as she talks about having to see Bo dead. She cries. She tells him to stop it. Bo is sorry - he knows this is difficult ... Hope wants to see everything from the beginning. I want to know what I've done. I want to know every single detail. Please. Bo turns on the tape. After she watches it all Bo asks if she's okay. Hope - I wouldn't believe it except it's all there on tape. My God, what have I done? Bo - Hope, it's not you. It was the sleeping pills; the side effects ... Hope - I don't care about the side effects. It doesn't change the facts that it was still me. I did this to all of these men and my daughter and oh my God I accused her of lying. How confused she must have been. She's crying through all this. Bo - You weren't yourself. Hope - Of course I was. It doesn't matter. I did it. I'm responsible. Oh my God I've hurt so many people; my family, my friends. How can I ever face them again? God, I can't even face you. Bo - Hope, we'll get through this. Hope - No! There's no getting through this. How do we get through this? There's no fixing this. We've got to put an end to it.
Brady Pub - Part 1: Adrienne comes in and joins Stephanie. She asks Steph for the scoop on living with Nathan. Does she love it - is it everything she hoped it would be. Stephanie thinks she made a terrible mistake. She tells her that she found a picture of Nathan and Melanie together when she was unpacking his books. Adrienne asks if it was a x-rated photo. No just one of them together looking very happy. It made her want to throw up. It's upsetting to her because he's holding on a photo to remind him of his precious, little Melanie and all the good times they had together. God knows how many times he takes it out a day wishing he was with Melanie instead of her. Adrienne takes it that she hasn't confronted Nathan yet - good; don't.
Stephanie & Nathan's apt: Nathan answers the door - it's Philip looking for Stephanie; they have some hospital business to go over. Nathan tells him she's out; has he tried her cell. Philip would like to talk to Nathan as well. He owes him big time and he wanted to say thanks. Ever since he joined the hospital board he's been pushing for new pediatric equipment but everyone insisted they didn't need it until Nathan gave him his support. He can't thank him enough. Nathan says the equipment they have works fine but it's incredibly outdated. With the right resources they could accomplish a lot more. Philip would love Nathan's input on his proposal. Does he have time for coffee to go over things? Nathan says sure, anything to avoid unpacking. Philip is glad he and Steph are doing well; she deserves to be happy. He knows they've had their differences but he's starting to see he's alright. You're a pretty decent guy. Nathan jokes - are we bonding? Philip takes it back - he's still an idiot. Nathan reminds him he needs this idiot to make his proposal fricken' brilliant. They leave.
Daniel & Chloe's apt: Chloe gets a call from Carly who is outside the Brady Pub. Carly tells Chloe that she's leaving for St. Mary's now - she'll meet her there. Chloe comments that she sounds tired. Carly pulled an all-nighter at the hospital. Chloe suggests doing the test another time but Carly says they can't put it off any longer. They have to find out if she's carrying Daniel's baby or someone else's baby. Chloe agrees. After the call she calls out to Daniel that she's leaving now. Daniel stops her. His consult just cancelled which means they can spend the entire day together. Chloe can't; she made plans already. Daniel tells her to change them; he's not taking no for an answer. Chloe reminds him she's going to Chicago to get tickets for Faust. She can't get them online because they're sold out. The theatre is releasing some additional seats but they have to be bought in person. Daniel will go with her to Chicago. Chloe makes excuses - she'll be waiting in lines for hours ... etc. He has a counter argument for each of her excuses. He tells her the decision has been made. They'll get the tickets together and then he'll take her to lunch at that wonderful Italian restaurant on Michigan Ave. He gets a text. His consult is back on. Chloe says too bad - she's got to go if she's going to get those tickets. She kisses him and leaves.
Nicole's place - Part 1: Brady is on the phone about Nicole's money. He agrees with the person - this has to be an illegal offshore account - he understands. He thanks them for the information and hangs up. He wonders where the hell Nicole got this money. His phone rings. It's Melanie. He tells her it's not a good time right now. She asks if something is wrong. Oh yeah. He has to go. Melanie comments that he sounds angry. He is but he's not angry with her. If there's anything she can do he'll let her know. He hangs up and looks at the transaction record. What the hell have you done Nicole?
Police station - Part 1: Baker is in an interrogation room talking to Nicole who is on the pier. He asks if she got his bail money. She did - it took her all night. A third party will bring him the cash - the police still don't know who he is, right? Nope. Nicole is relieved - if anyone found out he was the late Dr. Richard Baker they'd both be screwed. She tells him to go home after he's released and stay there until she contacts him. After the call she mutters that she'll have Marko keep him out of commission until she figures out what to do with him. Roman talks to the uniform cop that is standing in the doorway to the interrogation room. The cop asks if they have any leads. Roman says no but they will find whoever tried to kill his brother. It's just a matter of time. Baker keeps his back to them.
Nicole's place - Part 2: Brady calls Nicole. Nicole apologises for last night. She's just done work - crisis averted. She asks him where he is. When he tells her he's at her place she asks him not to leave. They have so much to talk about. Brady - We sure do. Brady puts the transaction record back in the drawer. Nicole comes in - he waves her over to him and kisses her passionately. He missed her. Nicole can't believe he hung out in this dump - she doesn't even have cable. Brady doesn't like her living in this neighbourhood. He asks about her investments - did they ever pay off. Nicole says no, not yet. She's hoping for the best but she doesn't want to be disappointed if it doesn't work out. Brady knows the feeling. So you're basically broke, is that what you're telling me? Nicole calls what she makes at the TV station chump change. Brady is aware of that but he also knows she is Nicole Walker. She always finds a way to make a better life for herself. Nicole is working on it. Right now she's focused on him; on the two of them. She asks if something is wrong. Is her money situation a problem for him? Brady asks her why he would care if she had money or not. She knows him better than that. Nicole says of course she does. Brady doesn't want her to struggle financially. If she needs some help she can come to him. Nicole knows that but everything is fine. She doesn't mind being poor for a while; making an honest living for herself and all that. Brady says well then that's settled. There's nothing more to talk about so let's not talk. He pushes her against the door and starts kissing her. Nicole tells him he's full of surprises. Brady - So are you. They're on the bed now - Brady pins her down and kisses her. They have sex. Brady is getting dressed. Nicole kisses his shoulder and back. He moves away. She tells him that was intense. Brady - You weren't expecting that, were you? No. She asks if he's upset. Brady - Why would I be upset Nicole? You haven't done anything have you. Nicole - I don't know. You tell me. Brady - It sucks, doesn't it? Being in the dark like this. Not knowing what's going on; no control over anything. Don't you hate that? Nicole - I don't know what you're talking about. Brady - I've got a hell of a newsflash for you. I am done being your victim. You will never lie to me again. You will never betray me again and you will not make a fool out of me ever again. Nicole - Brady, I don't understand. Brady - Understand this. You know that fling we just had. I hope you soaked it up because that's the last time you and I are ever going to be together. Nicole doesn't understand what's happening here. Why is he so angry? Brady - You lied to me again. I gave you every chance to come clean and you lied to me again. Nicole - About what? Brady - You're poor, right? You're struggling. You're hoping some risky investments will come through. That's what you told me, right? Nicole says yes. It could happen any day now. Brady accuses her of lying; she denies that she is. Brady - You're lying to me again and I'm sick of it. I'm so sick of your lying so tell me what's going on. Tell me the truth right now.
Maggie's place: Dan comes in and asks Melanie if she's ready to go. Melanie is excited to sit in on the consult. He cautions her to not get too excited. He still has to clear it with St. Mary's and they already cancelled once this morning. He was kind of hoping to spend the day with Chloe. Mel assumes Chloe isn't too happy that the consultation got uncancelled. Dan said when he tried to make plans she wasn't interested; she wanted to go to Chicago without him. She kept making up lame excuses; it was pretty strange. Melanie - It's pretty obvious what's going on here. Chloe is keeping a secret from you. Dan asks what kind of secret she thinks Chloe is keeping from him. Melanie thinks it's a surprise for the baby. This is his first child - at least one he gets to raise. Dan says she may be right. He was thinking that he should have been there for her; first steps ... first words ... Mel says the important thing is he's here now and he's the best dad she could have ever hoped for. She hopes he knows how much she loves him.
St Mary's Hospital - Part 1: Carly thanks Sister Anne for fitting them in. It's no problem, after everything she has done for them it's nice to return the favour. She looks at Chloe and says you must be Dana Scott. Chloe says yes. She tells Chloe to go into the exam room and change. The ob-gyn is running a little late but he'll be here soon. Carly comments that things seem hectic. Sr Anne is afraid some of their new nurses haven't learned that God is in the details - there's been quite a few mix-ups already. God is really testing her with some of these new girls. She leaves and Chloe comes out from behind the curtain - great now she can add a nun to the list of people she's lied to. Carly - You and me both. She hands Chloe an envelope - her cover story; opera tickets. Chloe asks her how she got them. Carly pulled a few strings. Chloe can't thank her enough. Carly - Thank me? Chloe says yes. Originally she was against this paternity test but she's come to realise for her own peace of mind she needs to know if this is Daniel's baby. She wouldn't be able to do this without Carly's help so thank you. Carly hopes she gets the answer she wants; that they both want. Chloe was just thinking that her and Carly are getting along really well now which is the miracle of miracles so wouldn't it be funny if I asked you to be my baby's godmother. Carly - Victor! Chloe - Could you imagine the look on his face? Carly imagines there are other people she'd rather ask. Chloe asks, like who? She loves Nicole but the guardian of her child - I don't think so. She thinks Carly would be a really good godmother. She's patient, strong and a really good role model and Daniel would approve. She's really starting to see Carly the way Daniel does. Carly thanks her and if she asks her to be the godmother she would be honoured.
Brady Pub - Part 2: Stephanie can't do that. If Nathan is still living in the past she doesn't want him living with her. Adrienne thinks she is over-reacting. So has a picture of his ex. Don't sit there and tell me you don't have one of Philip. Steph - Well I don't have it hidden in a book. Besides he's a guy. He's not supposed to be sentimental. Adrienne - You know what. He has a right to his memories. If you confront him and make a big deal out of this you're only going to bring trouble on yourself. Steph - And look pathetic and insecure. Adrienne - Exactly! So what if looking at that picture gives him an occasional warm, fuzzy feeling. It doesn't mean he's still in love with Melanie or that he regrets choosing you. Nathan and Philip come in talking and laughing. They notice the women and stop and greet them. Stephanie asks what they're doing. Nathan tells her that he's helping Philip with his board proposal and in exchange Philip's buying him breakfast. Philip thought it was just coffee. If it's breakfast he suggests they go to the Penthouse Grill; they have a great brunch. They leave. Stephanie - That was weird. Philip has been acting strange around her lately. He couldn't wait to get out of here. Adrienne has witnessed some pretty odd behaviour herself. Philip has always been friendly with her but lately he's been skittish around her - no edgy. Ever since she saw him outside Daniel and Chloe's apartment. That was the morning after Chloe's accident. He said he was there to pick up something for Chloe; a watch. Stephanie thinks it's odd that the morning after she almost died Chloe wanted a watch. Adrienne suggests that maybe it had sentimental meaning. Stephanie says maybe but you said Philip was bothered that you saw him there. She thinks Philip is hiding something and whatever it has to do with Chloe.
Police station - Part 2: Baker looks at his watch and mutters 'Come on, Nicole, get me out of here.' In the squad room Roman picks up some papers from the fax machine. He looks at one sheet - interesting. The cop asks what he's got there. It's a composite sketch of the guy purchased the items to torch his brother's house. Something about him looks familiar. Wait a minute - he heads to the interrogation room and looks at Baker. It is you! Baker doesn't know what Roman is talking about. He didn't set fire to anybody's house. Roman - But you tried. Baker - No and I'm not saying anything more until I get a lawyer. Roman instructs the cop to keep Baker here. He's going to run his name through the system and see if he has any priors. Baker says he's just about to post bail. Roman says no you're not. He looks closely at Baker - Where have I seen your face before?
St Mary's Hospital - Part 2: Chloe has changed into her hospital gown. She tells Carly that Dana Scott is ready for her paternity test. Carly is going to see if she can find the doctor. Sr Anne greets Daniel and Melanie. Daniel confirms that it's not a problem if Melanie observes the consult. Sr Anne has cleared it with the patient but she suggests that Dan meet with the patient alone at first; it's a fairly sensitive case. Dan understands it's severe burns. Yes. The patient's name is Donna Scott. She's a little hesitant about the surgery and she wants to know all her options. She's ready to see him now; she's waiting in her room. Sr Anne asks one of the student nurses to give Dr. Jonas Donna Scott's chart and to take him to her room. On the desk there are two files; one for Dana Scott and one for Donna Scott. The nurse picks up the one for Dana Scott. She hands Dana's chart to Daniel and says she'll take him to her room. Dan tells Melanie he'll bring her in when he gets the okay. Chloe wonders where her doctor is. Carly walks into the waiting area and runs into Melanie. Melanie asks her what she's doing here. Daniel comes into the exam room and stands outside the curtain and introduces himself. He asks if he can pull back the curtain. Chloe looks panicked.
Bo & Hope's house - Part 2: Bo - Before we make any decisions ... Hope - Stop. You and I both know what needs to be done. Bo - No. No. Hope - Stop. Thank you for being so understanding; so patient; for not judging. You know what needs to be done. You have to arrest me. Bo - We can handle this all another way. I don't want you to turn yourself in. Hope - That's not your decision. Bo gets a call from Roman. Roman needs him at the station - they have a break in his attempted murder case. They have nothing concrete but they do have a suspect in custody and strangely enough he thinks this suspect might have committed another crime against their family. He'll fill Bo in when he gets there - does he know where Hope is. He's been trying to get a hold of her. Bo tells him she's here with him and they have some information he's going to be interested in too. Bo tells Hope they have to go. Hope is holding the video camera - We need to take this with us; show Roman what I said. Bo - No. This can wait. Hope - No. No more waiting. I need to do this for my victims; for Arianna; most of all for you. Bo - Hope, there's still so much we need to understand ... Hope - It won't make any difference. My God. I deserve to be behind bars and I'm ready to face my punishment; whatever that may be. The door opens - it's Ciara. Mommy, I'm so happy you're here. I missed you and Daddy so much. Hope hugs and kisses Ciara and holds back tears.
Preview: Chloe is clutching the hospital curtain as Daniel says - We really need to open this curtain now. Nicole to Brady - Why would I lie? I didn't do anything. Hope to Ciara - I did something wrong.
Thursday Aug 5
St Mary's Hospital: Carly tells Melanie she came here to be with a friend. Mel asks if it's someone she knows. Carly mumbles a bit and then drops trying to explain why she's there and asks Melanie why she's there. Mel decided it would be good to see what a real medical consult was like. Before she can say more Sr. Anne comes in - she sees they have met. Mel explains that she and Carly know each other quite well. Carly adds that they don't just know each other from working together at University Hospital. Melanie tells the nun that Dr. Manning is her mom. Sr. Anne thinks it's such a coincidence that she was speaking with Melanie's father not 5 minutes ago. Carly - What? Mel says yeah, that's why she's here - to observe. Sr. Anne says Dr. Jonas is doing a consult with a patient as they speak. Carly is shocked to hear that Daniel is there on a consult. Sr Anne tells her it's a surgical consult. Carly assumes that would be on the fourth floor. Sr Anne says no, it's just right down the hall. Carly almost hyperventilates. Mel explains she came along to see how a doctor deals with a burn victim. Carly tells her there's a lot of psychology involved but the patient has to give his or her consent. Sr Anne tells Mel that with both her parents being doctors her guess is that Mel will be a very gifted nurse. Carly brags that Melanie is the top of her class. Mel says she's had a lot of encouragement from her mom and dad who care about her future. They kind of changed the way she views medicine and a lot of other things. Carly smiles - she changed the way her and Daniel see things as well. Sr. Anne asks Josie if she took Dr. Jonas to the patient's room. Yes, he's with Ms. Scott now. Carly freaks - Ms. Scott? She tells Sr Anne that there is some kind of mistake. She brought Ms. Scott in; she's not Daniel's consult. Sr. Anne tells her not to worry. It's just an odd coincidence - 2 patients on this floor that not only share the same last name but their first names aren't all that different. Sr. Anne gets paged - she has to leave. Mel comments that Carly seems a little nervous. She is - she gives Melanie some money and asks her to go get some sodas from the machine. After Mel leaves Carly goes to talk to Josie. She wants to make sure that Josie didn't send Dr. Jonas to Dana Scott's room - room number 6. Josie crumbles - she's so bad with the names on the charts. Carly tells her to focus - where did you send Dr. Jonas?
Dan goes into Chloe's exam room and introduces himself and tells her why he's there. He asks if he can open the curtain. Silence. He asks if she's there. Chloe clutches the curtain when Daniel tries to open it. He apologises. He was told she'd be ready to see him now. He tells her they need to open the curtain now. He knows she feels uncomfortable about being seen. He assures her he's not there to judge her. Think of me of a friend that just wants to help you. Won't you open up? No response. He asks if it would be okay if they just spoke through the curtain for a bit - silence. Dan tells 'Ms. Scott' that he realises this is scary for her but she needs to realise time is valuable. He just wants to help. She can not live in fear. If she wants her surgeon to help her it has to be soon and the surgeon needs to gather as much information as she can. The surgeon relies on him and his input. Please open the curtain and let me look. No luck. Daniel suggests that if she won't talk to him that she should talk to someone close to him. She's been through a lot - she's been an angel to him. Her name is Chloe and he knows she can help him understand that this can all be made better. Chloe lets go of the curtain to rush and turn her cell phone off. Daniel gets voice mail and leaves Chloe a short message. He tells 'Donna' he couldn't get hold of his friend. He tells her they really need to connect but he has to see her to do that. He doesn't know her family but if she was part of his there's nothing he wouldn't do for her. Family love you for who you are inside not what's on the outside. People that love you are more important than you'll ever know. You can trust them. Chloe sobs. Dan asks if she's alright. Another sob. Dan - Your voice ... do I know you?
Mel returns to the nursing station to find Carly gone. She asks Sr Anne if she knows where Dr. Manning went. She assumes she went to be with the woman she brought in today. She tells Mel that both her parents are so kind to volunteer their time like this. Mel gives Sr. Anne the rundown about how she was adopted and how she just found out recently that they were her parents. She had known Daniel for over a year - she always liked him. She just met her mother recently - their reunion was interesting to put it mildly. Sr. Anne asks if something is wrong. Mel says no. Normally Dr. Manning would be fine running into Daniel but she seems nervous today. Dan asks 'Donna' again if he knows her - is that why she won't open the curtain. He assures her that won't make a difference. His only purpose is to help her and he senses she wants her help. Chloe lets go of the curtain. He asks if he open the curtain. Just as he starts to open it Carly rushes in and tells him to wait. Back in the waiting room Sr. Anne tells Melanie that she guesses Carly is just worried about her patient. Mel says it must be serious. Does Sr. Anne know why the woman is here ... Sr. Anne gets another page and leaves. Mel goes to Josie and pumps her for information. In Chloe's exam room Carly tells Daniel this is a mistake. This is not his patient. This is Dana Scott, not Donna. Dan wonders why she wouldn't just say something. Carly tells him Ms. Scott speaks very little English - almost none in fact. She married an American but she still has a terrible time with the language. Dan asks how she knows this? Carly says because this is her patient - she brought her in. It's a long story - she'll explain later. His patient is in Room 11. Dan apologises and leaves. Carly opens the curtain and apologises. Chloe is freaking out - Carly tells her to relax. Chloe says it's not okay. Daniel was so wonderful - so warm and caring. Carly - And it makes it worse because you're keeping a secret from him. Chloe said he could have pulled the curtain back at any moment and seen her for what she is ... this lying ... Carly will make sure he doesn't see her - she promises.
Carly joins Daniel at the nursing station. They talk about the strange coincidence of two patients with the same last name and the fact they're both consulting them. Dan didn't know she was consulting here. Carly explains that it's a special case. She volunteers at a center for immigrants - mostly women. Most of them speak little or not English. Dan says but this patient does. She seemed to understand what he was saying. She reacted when he started talking about family and how important it was - she started crying. He recognised her voice. Back in her exam room Chloe looks at a picture of the Madonna and child and places her hand over her stomach. Back in the waiting room Carly thinks Daniel is jumping to conclusions. Maybe she understands a little bit of English but why would she cry over anything you said. Dan guesses she's right. He asks what her patient is doing there. Carly tells him her patient doesn't want her to discuss her case with anyone. Melanie comes along and says she knows why she's here - Josie blabbed everything - she's getting an amnio - a paternity test. Carly suggests that the 2 of them don't want to be late for their consult - it's room 11. Dan says in a few but he really wants to talk to her patient again. Carly - No, Daniel, don't! He'll upset her patient again. Dan just wants a few minutes. He goes - Carly chases after him with Melanie fast on her trail. Dan knocks on the door to Chloe's exam room so she gets behind the curtain. Dan comes in and tells Ms. Scott he made a terrible mistake. Carly and Melanie rush in - Carly says wait. Dan says he's just apologising and if she doesn't understand they'll get an interpreter. He feels he needs to do this. He needs to see her to make sure she understands and accepts his apology. Chloe panics.
Nicole's place: Nicole asks Brady why she would lie. She didn't do anything. He asks if this is really her strategy - complete denial. She doesn't know what she's supposed to be denying. If someone told him she did something it's a mistake. Brady doesn't think any mistake has been made. He's an idiot for believing her. He states that she had done something really bad. She demands to know what. Brady - That's exactly what you're going to tell me right now. Nicole wants him to help her understand why he's so angry with her. He goes to the drawer and pulls out the transaction record and reads the deposit information. Nicole gets indignigant - he went through her things. She carries on with the righteous indignation until Brady tells her it doesn't matter how he found it. The point is someone somewhere wired 5 million dollars into an illegal account that has her fricken' name on it. He would like to know why and how she got her hands on this kind of money. If there ever a time when she was going to come clean with him, it's now. Nicole tells Brady she'll tell him the truth. She loves him so much. He tells her to stop. She reminds him of how viscious Victor was to her when they were together and how he (Brady) was there for her. He was her saviour and she fell in love with him all those years ago. That kind of love doesn't just go away even after everything that happened with Chloe - it doesn't go away. Brady tells her to stop it. Does she think recounting all this history is supposed to make everything fine. He waves the transaction record - he wants to talk about this 5 million bucks. Nicole yells at him to just listen. After she she fell in love with him there were no other men - yes there were men but none that she loved, not the way she loved him. That stupid thing with EJ was a delusion. She reminds him of the many times he tried to tell her that because he loved her - because he cared. He forgave her for all those wrong terrible things she did. He even forgave her for switching Mia's baby with Sami's. Can he give her one more chance to explain - one more chance at forgiveness, please out of love, please. Brady - No. The fact that you gave me this long teary-eyed preamble ... he knows she's trying to soften him up to give him another mouthful of lies. He's not going for it. He doesn't want to hear her explanation because he knows it's going to be a lie. If he lets her get away with it now he knows she'll just do it again tomorrow and the next day and the next frickin' day after that. Nicole cries that she loves him. He tells her that's great but he needs her to do something for him. Anything - just listen ... Brady stops her - she'll get her chance to talk. What he wants her to do for him is go down to the police station with him. They're going to take this receipt for 5 million dollars in an illegal account in her name and they're going to talk to the cops and she's going to explain everything. Is she ready to go? Nicole - The police? Brady asks what's wrong with that. Doesn't she want to go down there and explain this deposit to them? Nicole says there's no reason to. Brady says the fact she's saying there's no reason to means there's a damn good reason they need to talk to them. He tells her to get dressed. She asks for some time to explain. He's sure she can explain but she can do it down there. Nicoles whines that Roman, Bo and Hope hate her - they'll twist her words around so they can send her back to prison. Brady - So I see - this is going to their fault? Nicole says yes, they'll make something up. Brady - And you standing in front me, you won't make anything up. Nicole - No. I swear. I won't if you would just let me explain. She loves him too much to lie to him again. Brady says no. They're going down to the station. She can come with him or they'll certainly come and get her when he shows them the transaction record. Is she coming or not?
Police station - Part 1: Baker doesn't understand why Roman would think he knows him; he doesn't have a criminal record. All he did was place a small bet. Roman states that all he did was buy stuff that was used to try and burn his brother alive. Is he starting to see how a deep hole he's in here? Baker thinks Roman has him mixed up with someone else. Roman doesn't think so. He's going down for attempted murder of a police officer. Roman is still thinking that he should like Baker for another crime or crimes. He's running him through the system. It won't take long. Baker thinks he should get a phone call or something. Roman tells him what he should do is tell him why he tried to kill Commissioner Brady. Was Bo after him for something? Or was he in on it with someone else? Baker recalls Hope telling him she was going to murder her husband. Baker tells Roman he doesn't know his brother and he doesn't know about buying any fireworks or whatever. Roman gets a text. Richard John Baker M.D. Everything is coming back to Roman now. He asks Baker if he delivered a baby for Sami Brady about a year and a half ago and did he switch that baby with another little girl and did he give his daughter's baby to Nicole Walker DiMera. Did you do that? He grabs him by the hair - Baker tells him he didn't plan to do any of that. Roman asks who did then. Time to fess up before we lay this all on you. Baker - I invoke my right to an attorney. Roman says fine but it won't do him any good as everything is pretty much over; sort of like your life.
Bo & Hope's house - Part 1: Ciara notices that Bo is holding his car keys and asks if he's going somewhere. Hope tells Ciara she's so happy she had a good time. After Bo dismisses the woman that brought Ciara home Ciara asks if they're back together. Hope says no. Bo tells Ciara that he and Mommy have to go somewhere. They're going to have Grandma Julie come over and stay with her for awhile. Ciara asks Hope if she'll be back soon. Hope tells her she might be awhile. No honey, I won't be back soon. Ciara asks why not as Hope is hugging her. Hope tells Ciara that sometimes things are complicated and really hard to explain. Bo adds that they don't have to time to answer all her questions right now but they will as soon as ... Hope stops him. She tells Ciara that the reason she won't be back soon is because she did something wrong. She promises to explain things but she can't do it today. Ciara asks why not. Hope tells her she doesn't really understand it all herself right now. What she wants Ciara to know is that she's very sorry for what she did wrong. And she's so sorry that she didn't believe what she told her about the wallet's and mommy's lipstick. Ciara - And Uncle Justin? Hope - And Uncle Justin. You were right and mommy was wrong. I just pray to God that someday when I come home again you can forgive me for what I did. Ciara - Mommy, is someday a long, long time? Hope - I think so. Look at my beautiful girl. Mommy is so proud of you. You're such a good girl. I love you so much, always. Don't you every doubt that, not ever. Ciara hugs her tightly - I don't want you to go. Daddy make her stay with us. Hope cries. Bo tells Ciara that he and Mommy have some things they need to figure out but he wants her to know one thing. We love you more than anything in the world. You are the most important thing to us. That hasn't changed; that will never change. Ciara goes from Hope's arms into Bo's - Make her stay with us. Bo tells Hope he can't do this. I can't do it to her, to us.
There's a knock on the door. Hope tells Bo it's time. Bo lets Julie in. She sees a crying Hope hugging Ciara and asks if she's interrupting something. She comments that when he called he just told her that they wanted her to watch Ciara because they had to go somewhere. Bo appreciates her coming. Julie suggests that he and Hope stay there and work things out. She can take Ciara to the park. Take as long as you like just to get things right. Bo tells Hope that Julie has a point; is she sure she wants to do this. Hope nods - We have to. She tells Julie they have to go. She tells Ciara to remember what mommy and daddy said. We love you so much - that's never going to change. I promise you. That's never going to change. She cries. Julie asks if they're sure they don't want to stay ... Bo stops her - he wishes they could. He pulls Ciara out of Hope's arms - Ciara runs upstairs crying 'no'. Julie - What is going on here? Hope - Watch her carefully for me. Love her, kiss her. Julie asks why she's saying that to her. Bo tells Hope if they're going to do this they better do it now. Julie asks Hope to talk to her. Hope walks away. Bo tells Julie he'll call her later and explain everything. Julie says no. She demands to know what is going on right now. Whatever is wrong she knows damn good and well it's Bo's fault. She adds - You know I've been here through all of it. Watching your marriage fall apart and seeing Hope do everything she could to get through some truly terrible days ... Hope steps between them. She tells Julie this isn't Bo's fault. Julie scoffs - this is typical of her. She always defends Bo. The man who can do no wrong - the man who broke your heart. Hope cries - please stop. This is not Bo's fault. He didn't do anything wrong. It's me. Entirely it's my fault. I don't know if I can ever forgive myself for what I did to him. Julie - What you did? I don't understand. Hope hugs her - she'll explain later. She has to go. Bo has to help Hope when she almost collapses when they're on the front step.
Police station - Part 2: Brady drags Nicole into the squad room. She keeps protesting her innocence - he keeps saying I know. He tells her to do him a favour - he points to Roman - tell him that. Better yet - why don't we play show and tell. You tell and I'll show. A cop leads Baker into the squad room. Nicole pretends to be surprised to see that Dr. Baker is alive. She tells Brady he was right. Brady - Yeah, what do you know. Roman comes over and asks Nicole if she knows Baker. Brady says yes she does and so does he. Roman asks Nicole if she'd be willing to testify that Baker is the man that switched Mia McCormick's baby with Sami's at your request. Brady tells Nicole she doesn't want to withhold evidence and end up in Statesville again. Nicole's sorry. She's shocked, flabbergasted - she can't believe he's alive. Brady tells her she's overdoing it. He tells Roman that something tells him this isn't the first time Nicole's seen Baker since he's been back
in Salem. Roman asks if that's true. She says no. Brady - Yes, it is true. Roman asks Brady how he knows that. Brady knows that if she says it's not true, then it is. Roman asks them why they're there.
Bo & Hope's house - Part 2: Julie strokes Ciara's hair as she sleeps in her lap. Ciara wakes up. Julie tells her she should nap a little longer. No, where's my mommy. I want my mommy.
Police station - Part 3: Nicole says since Dr. Baker is here alive that changes so many things. Roman says Dr. Baker's life is about to change forever. He asks Baker if he has anything to say. Baker looks up and sees Bo bring Hope in - he utters - Hope.
Preview: Chloe to Carly - OMG. You're not going to back out of our deal, right? Melanie to Daniel - And I don't believe her. Hope to Roman (Bo & Baker hear her) - I was behind the muggings.
Friday Aug 6
St Mary's Hospital: When Daniel insists on apologising face to face to Ms. Scott Carly tells him it's not a good idea. Dan tells her it's common courtesy; why would she think otherwise? He tells Melanie to go and find Sr. Anne; there's probably an interpreter on staff. Carly tells her to wait. She tells Daniel she can interpret but it needs to be done in private. Dan says this is private - let's do it face to face. He reaches for the curtain and Carly snaps telling him he can't open the curtain. Her problem with this is starting to freak Daniel out. Why is she so opposed to him seeing this woman? Carly doesn't want him to see the woman because it would upset her. She's from the middle East. Ms. Scott has to abide by a very strict rule of not showing her face in public let alone to a strange man. Dan understands but why would she be having amniocenthesis to determine paternity. Why risk an invasive procedure over paternity. Carly explains that at one point the woman had serious doubts about her husband and she turned to someone else. Now she and husband are getting back together and she wants to know who the father of her baby is. Their relationship is on the line. Dan hopes it all works out. He and Mel leave to see his burn patient. After they're gone Carly tells Chloe she can have the paternity screening done without Daniel knowing. Carly really hated lying to Daniel and Melanie. Chloe can't thank her enough for everything Carly has done for her today. If this baby turns out to be Daniel's we can all just relax, right? Silence. Chloe panics - You're still going to stay silent. You're not going to back out of our deal right? Carly swears that if Daniel is the father of this baby Chloe won't hear another word about this from her. Let's hope for the best. She goes to get the doctor. Chloe prays to God to let this be Daniel's baby. Chloe's test is over - Carly says they'll know soon. She shows Chloe the date they'll find out - it's Chloe's birthday. Carly hopes she gets the birthday present she wants the most. So does Chloe. She asks if there's any way that Daniel can know she was here. Carly tells her as far as this hospital is concerned you are Dana Scott. The test is under that name and she'll get the results. No knows about his and no one will find out. Chloe doesn't know if she can wait until her birthday to find out these test results. She thinks Carly must be anxious too. Carly says if the tests come back and show Daniel isn't the father and her part in this comes out she doesn't know how she'll be able to face Daniel or Melanie again. She leaves.
At the nurses station Daniel tells Melanie he feels like an ass. He had no idea Carly was working with immigrants. Neither did Melanie and she doesn't believe her. He asks if she thinks Carly is lying. No, Melanie was talking about how amazing it was that she finds the time to volunteer with all the work she does at the other hospitals. She's just a really great woman. Dan agrees. Sr. Anne chastises Josie for mixing up the patients. She then talks to Melanie. She congratulates her on being top of her class. She hopes Melanie will consider coming to work here. Would she be interested? Melanie thanks her but she was looking forward to working with her parents. The idea of working with them appeals to her because she was deprived of them for so long. She can't believe she found them or that they found her. Sr Anne tells her to call if she changes her mind. She will. Carly sees Melanie and asks if Daniel isn't done his consult yet. He is - he left. She was just talking to Sr. Anne. Sr. Anne leaves. Carly suggests that they go get a cup of coffee. Chloe comes out of the exam room and heads into the elevator. Inside she recalls placing her phone after she shut it off. She heads out of the elevator while checking her purse - just as she finds her phone Daniel comes around the corner and sees her and asks her what she's doing here. Carly and Melanie talk. Mel tells Carly she's really impressed with; especially today. She didn't know she did volunteer work - she's really proud of her. Carly hopes she'll always feel that way. Chloe greets Daniel. He asks what she's doing here. She pulls out the opera tickets - she got them sooner than she thought so she came here to see if he still wanted to spend the day together. He'd love to. He wonders how she knew he was at St. Mary. She called the hospital and had them look at his schedule. She hopes that's okay. Of course it is - she went through all that trouble to find him. Chloe tells him she would do anything for him.
Bo & Hope's house: Doug comes in and ask Julie what's up. When she called she wasn't ... Julie shushes him and points to Ciara on the couch - she cried herself to sleep. Doug asks what's going on. Julie tells him something has happened with Hope. His daughter is in trouble and whatever it is, it is very bad. Doug - So they just left? Julie tells him there was so much tension in this house she swears she didn't know what was going on. Doug is going to try calling Hope. All Ciara said was ... Julie finishes - That mommy had done something wrong. The things Hope was saying before she walked out that door; the sound of defeat in her voice ... Ciara wakes up. Where's my mommy? When's my mommy coming home? Julie tries to appease Ciara but she wants her mommy. Julie hugs her - she knows she does. Doug answers the door. It's Caroline looking for Bo. Doug tells her he left. Caroline came to apologise. She came over yesterday and there was something going on between Bo, Hope and Carly ... she got a little out of line. She asks if everything is alright. Doug - No it's not. Julie comes in from the kitchen - Ciara is having some milk and cookies. Doug tells her that Caroline was saying there was a lot of tension in the air when she came over. Caroline couldn't tell who was more nervous, Carly or Hope. Julie - We all know who's fault that is. Carly has been nothing but trouble since she got here. Hope was doing everything she could to get her marriage back on track but Carly made sure that never happened. Poor Hope wound up taking pills just to get through the nights. Caroline - What? Doug - What are you talking about. What kind of pills? Julie - Sleeping pills. I don't know what kind they were. Doug - You never said anything. Julie - I told her to stop taking them. I assumed she did. Doug knew she was unhappy but he had no idea it had gotten that bad. Caroline - Well if it hurt that much I wonder what it's doing to our poor little Ciara. Doug says that Ciara is definitely in a bad place. Julie can't tell if it's because of this messed up home life or perhaps she's having memories of when she was taken by that man. Doug asks Caroline if she was able to reach Roman. Caroline says no - his phone must be shut off. Doug is going to make a few calls. Ciara comes in - Is my Mommy home yet? Julie says no, not yet. Are you feeling better now? Ciara - Grandma Julie, is my Mommy ever coming back again? Julie hugs her.
Police station - Part 1: Everyone looks surprised when Baker calls out Hope's name. Bo asks Hope if she knows this guy. Baker doubts that Detective Brady knows him. Bo - But you know her? Baker shrugs. Everyone knows her - he saw her picture in the paper the other day. Bo thinks it's more than that. Baker says no; Hope says yes, I do know this man. I definitely know him. Baker says of course you've seen me - we live in the same town. You probably seen me across the park getting coffee. Roman tells him to give it up. You know damn well you know Hope because you were involved in trying to kill her husband. Bo asks if Baker is who Roman called about. Yes. They have video of him buying the stuff that he used to try and torch your place. We got the good doctor here on attempted murder or an accomplice depending on how much he wants to talk and what he wants to give us. Roman informs Baker that one sentence is life in prison the other 10-15; big difference. Hope - I do know him. Oh yeah, I do know him. She saw him on the pier one day when she was investigating the muggings. Baker jumps in - That's right. He should have remembered. It was about a month ago; you asked me a few questions. That's how you know me. Bo asks Hope - What else? She can't remember. Baker says there is no other reason this woman would know him. This is going nowhere. She's not involved in any of this. Hope - Yes I am. Roman - Hope, what did you say? She turns to Roman - I am involved. Bo tells her to stop. He asks Brady to give them a moment. Brady pulls Nicole aside. Bo tells Hope she needs to think very carefully about what she says next. Hope - I was behind the muggings. I'm the one who tried to kill Bo. Cue shocked looks. Baker tries to talk to Hope but Bo tells him to shut up. Hope - It's true. Bo knows it. It was me. I'm responsible for all the muggings. She lists all the victims. Her next victim was going to be Bo except this time she was going to kill him. Baker - Listen, I'm a doctor. This woman is obviously not well. Roman yells at a cop to sit Baker down. Roman looks at Bo and Hope. He knew when they first came in something was off. But Hope, what the hell! Why would you want to take a hit for that dirtbag? Hope - Because I'm guilty. Everything I just told you is true. She apologises to Bo. She can't tell him how sorry she is for hurting him; she's sorry for everything. She starts apologising to Roman but he stops her. This doesn't make any damn sense. Is this something they came up with to get Baker to confess? Bo tells him it's not but it does make sense that Baker is her accomplice. Roman - Are you telling me Baker is just an accomplice, not the real perp. Hope tells him she admitted it to Bo last night. Roman - What do you mean last night? Bo - Let's not do this here. Roman - Good point. They'll go to an interrogation room. He tells the cop not to let Baker move a muscle.
In the interrogation room Roman asks what this is all about. Roman puts the tape recorder down - will they need this? He puts it in his pocket - no. They're going off the record here because he doesn't believe Hope did the muggings and he sure as hell doesn't believe she tried to kill Bo. Hope tells him Bo can confirm everything. Roman asks him if it's true. Bo nods yes. Roman - So let me get this straight. You are backing up her confession knowing full well she could be put away for decades. Hope tells Bo to tell Roman all of it. Bo refuses. The first thing they have to do is get her a lawyer to represent her interests. Hope says no. Whether she has an attorney sitting next to her or not she's still going to tell the truth; she's still going to admit what she did. I'm guilty. You know it, I know it. Roman sure as hell doesn't know it. None of this make senses. Is this something they worked up to what, get a story in the paper? Maybe make Baker think he's going to get away with it. Bo says no that's not what this is about. Roman tells them that the guy sitting out there is the same guy that switched Sami's baby and helped Nicole get away with everything. Bo thought he was dead. Roman - So did we. But now he's sitting out there waiting for me to charge him with so many crimes I'll probably run out of paper. Here's the kicker. I've got proof that he was involved in the attempt on your life. I've got fingerprints; video surveillance from the store so why in the hell not let him confess. To hell with the plan to let Hope take the blame. Hope tells him that's not the way this is going to play out. Bo has proof it was her. Roman asks what she's talking about. Hope asks Bo to please show him. Bo argues that Roman has the proof that it was Baker. This whole thing is over. Let this dirtbag go down for this. Hope isn't covering this up. She did it. It was me! Please just show him. Bo takes the tape out of his pocket. He made this recording last night. It will explain everything.
In the squad room Nicole goes to Brady and says this is so typical. First EJ tried to pin this on her then Hope was practically drooling to stick it to me and Arianna gets put in jail by Hope no less. Brady pushes her aside and attacks Baker - he slugs him. The cop grabs Brady and yells at him to back off. Nicole yells at Brady to stop as he yells at Baker about him trying to clear Arianna and Baker drugging him. You tried to ruin my life by giving me drugs! Baker - Am I ever going to get a lawyer. I think I lost a tooth. Brady tries to get away from the cop - Nicole tries to stop him. Brady asks why she's protecting Baker. What's her part in this? Are they partners in crime? Nicole says no. He's going to be arrested if he hits Baker one more time. Brady tells her it would be worth it. Nicole disagrees. Brady pulls away from the cop and tells him he's cool. Baker comments to Nicole that it's not a good day for her. Are you in trouble? No she isn't not unless someone she knows decides to be a rat bastard and take her down with him. Baker has enough charges against him without adding her to the list unless of course Brady brought her down here for a reason. Is he giving her up for something? Does he know how you framed his girlfriend. His guess is if Brady knows he's talking to the cops right now. Brady comes to get Nicole. He's been asked to leave and she's coming with him. They leave.
Nicole's place: Nicole thanks Brady for driving her home and not saying anything at the police station. Brady decided what he needed to say to her should be done in private. She's so grateful that he let her explain that she really didn't do anything wrong. She knew that once he had time to cool down he'd see everything was fine and they were still okay. She kisses him - no response. Nicole says it's not like she's going to use the money to do bad things. It's there just in case. She didn't tell him because she figured he's be suspicious of how she got the money and he'd think the worst of her. Brady asks her how she got it. He guesses she used her investigative reporter job to dig up someone and blackmail them. Nicole tells him he knows she's loved him forever and she's lied about some things but never this and she never will. She starts caressing him - he pulls her hands off his face and tells her to stop. He pulls out the transaction record and crumples it up and throws it at her. Do you know what a true whore is? It's not someone that just sells her body. The miserable sad thing about a true whore is that she sold her soul a long time before she sold her body. And that's exactly what you did years and years ago. It's gotten to the point where you don't even think of it anymore. You lie and you cheat and you steal and you have no self respect just so you can get what you want. And the funniest thing about it is that I let myself believe in you. I thought my love could make you change. Nicole swears that it has - that he can believe in her. Brady - I thought I could make you a different person and here you are manipulating, lying and stealing all so you can call yourself a fricken' DiMera. Nicole asks him to please stop talking about her like that. He pushes her hand aside - You have to get someone else to pull your scams on because my eyes are wide open. I see you and I don't like it all. He pushes her away from him and she ends up on the bend. Brady - You are dead to me. Nicole runs to the door to stop him from leaving. He can't mean that. They have a connection. He yells that they had it - she killed it - it's gone. Don't cry, it's over. He tosses her aside and she ends up on her knees on the floor crying. He walks out. She cries that she loves him. I know you still love me. Brady come back please.
Police station - Part 2: Roman watches the tape - the part where they're talking about the wallets. He stops it and ask Bo what is this. Bo explains that Hope was taking pills to help her sleep. She didn't know that these pills had side-effects one of which was she'd get out of bed, get dressed and carry on as if she was awake. She had no conscious idea of what was going on or what she was doing. Roman - So what the hell are you telling me? She mugged people? Why the hell would she do that? Bo forwards the tape to the part where Hope is talking about wanting power over Bo and the only way to have peace was to see him dead. He continues watching as Hope talks about how much she and Ciara were hurting and when she said she hated Bo. Hope tells Roman she loves him. He's one of the best friends she has in this world. What she's done is unforgiveable and she's sorry. I hurt you and I'm so sorry. Roman goes to her and hugs her. Do you know one of the very nice things about being somebody's friend is saying you're sorry is enough. We're good. Bo says he's the one that needs to apologise here. It's because of me and what I did that all this happened. Hope tells him it wasn't his fault. Bo - It wasn't you doing those things. Hope - Of course it was. The pills made me lose my mind, go crazy, whatever; it doesn't matter. It was still me. I'm the one that attacked those men. For God sake's I tried to kill you ... Bo - Because you felt that I had abandoned you and you couldn't deal with that pain; for yourself, for Ciara so you took those pills. Those damn pills turned you into someone else and all that anger you felt inside towards me came out ... Hope - No. No one else is to blame but me. You and Roman know what you to do. Arrest me. Hope asks Roman for a minute alone with Bo. He tells them to take all the time they need. He leaves the room. Hope tells Bo to do what he knows is right. Don't wait any longer. Just do it. Read me my rights. Bo places her under arrest for 6 counts of assault, battery and robbery and for the attempted murder of a police officer. Split screen - one shot of Hope, one of Bo, one of Julie hugging Ciara.
Preview: Pod Sami with sociopath EJ standing next to her to Baker - You set us up you sick bastard. Hope to Justin - I deserve to suffer for what I've done. Brady grabbing Arianna's arm and yelling - Give me my drink! (Melanie comes into the pub while this is happening).
Monday Aug 9
DiMera mansion - Part 1: Roman comes over to see Sami. He tells her they made a couple of arrests last night - the muggings and the attempt on Bo's life. He thought she should hear it from him. Sami asks if it's someone in this house. No, for one they arrested Dr. Richard Baker. Sami is shocked when she finds out Hope is the other person they arrested. It doesn't make sense and she can't believe Baker is alive. Roman says apparently he faked his death. Sami can understand Baker doing that stuff but Hope - is there a possible explanation. Roman tells her about the sleeping pills - the side effects led to this. Roman feels bad for Ciara - that poor girl has been through so much already. Sami offers to help - Ciara can come and play here. (Yeah, like Bo would ever let that happen!) Sami starts rantng about Baker and everything he's done. Roman says not anymore - he's been arrested. Sami tells Roman that won't be enough for EJ. EJ is going to make Baker wish he was never born. Sami is going to go down to the station but Roman stops her - they need to talk. Sami surmises that Grandma told him. She did. Sami says that's fine - he has a right to know that his daughter was proposed to. Roman agrees especially if it's by EJ DiMera. Sami doesn't want to talk about it - Roman does. He wants the truth - what happened between the two of them. Pod Sami tells him they both love their children and want them to be happy - end of story. Roman says the good news is she hasn't accepted his proposal yet. Sami told EJ she wasn't ready to get married now. Roman - Now? Sami squirms - She's a grown woman - she's not going to stand there and be lectured by him. Roman knows her - her heart would break if anything happened to her kids. What about me? How do you think I feel watching my little girl get sucked back into this family. Sami says she's not a victim and she resents being treated like one. Roman - It's not just about you, you know. If you are stupid enough to marry this man you're not the only one that's going to suffer. Your kids will pay too.
Police station - Part 1: Baker is led into an interrogation room. He states that he could use a lawyer. The cop leaves. EJ speaks up. He's a lawyer. He's there to see that justice is served (translation - he's there to cover his ass!) Baker calls him a pompous jerk - he'll never be his lawyer. EJ tries to make veiled threats but they sound lame coming from him. Baker calls for the guard. EJ tells him no one is around - it's just the two of them. He thinks it's time they got to know each other.
In another interrogation room Bo tries to convince Hope to get a lawyer. Hope is adamant - no lawyer. She doesn't deserve to be defended. Bo argues that she wasn't in her right mind. Hope - Exactly! That's why I need to do this. I'm a danger to you, to our family, to our friends. I need to go away for a long time. And if you want to give me peace of mind; prove to me once and for all you'll do what's best for our daughter than you won't stand in my way. Bo insists it wasn't her. Hope disagrees. Somewhere deep inside me there's a lot of anger otherwise the pills wouldn't have affected me the way they did. I let our own daughter take the blame for my lies. How could I do that? She cries. Bo assures her that Ciara knows she loves her even through everything that has happened she has always felt that love. One thing Bo knows about Hope is that she's a fighter so fight!
Bo & Hope's house - Part 1: Carly lets herself into Hope's house and is met by a not very friendly Julie. She asks if Bo is home. Julie says no, he's with Hope. Carly asks what is going on. Julie wishes she knew. She assumes Bo didn't want to say anything in front of Ciara. He left with Hope and has not called since. All she knows is that something is terribly wrong.
Brady Pub - Part 1: Brady sits at a table drinking a scotch. He recalls walking out on Nicole. Arianna comes along and grabs his drink - What the hell are you doing? Brady is going to get himself another drink. Ari stops him - tell me why you're doing this. Brady tells her she doesn't tell him what to do. She's out of his life so butt out. He yells at her - Give me my drink just as Melanie walks in. What's going on? She notices he's drinking. Brady tells her not to worry about it. He's got some issues but this (he points to the drink) is not his issue. Ari tells him he knows damn well he can't handle it. Brady tells her to stay out it - is has nothing to do with her. Ari feels responsible. Brady tells her she had nothing to do with this. Ari - It's Nicole, isn't it? What did she do to you? Nicole hurt you, didn't she? Melanie pipes up - Who didn't see that one coming? Brady tells Ari he feels a lot better than he has in long time and he thinks it's because both she and Nicole opened up his eyes. He asks if she has nothing better to do than monitor his sobriety. Not actually. She's out on bail - she doesn't have a job; no social life to speak of. Brady can't help her with her social life but he can tell her she should probably go out and get a job. You're crackerjack lawyer didn't even tell you, did he? Your name is cleared. They caught the mugger. Ari - Who is it? Both Melanie and Ari are shocked to hear it's Dr. Baker and Hope Brady. Mel thought Dr. Baker was dead. Brady - Apparently not that much. Mel tells Ari this is awesome, great news. Brady agrees. He feels bad for Bo, Hope and Ciara but this is great news for Arianna that she's free. He suggests she go to the station so they can make it official. Ari will do that. She thanks him and leaves. Mel asks Brady if he's sure he's okay. If he wants to talk ... Brady tries to get rid of her but she tells him she's not going anywhere ... she checks her phone ... except my mom just texted me. She wants to meet me at home. Brady tells her to go. Is he sure? He is. She tells him to take care of himself. He will. She hugs him and leaves.
Police station - Part 2: Hope - Fight? For what? For Ciara? It's all I've ever done. She always came first. Bo knows that and so does Ciara. Hope says when she thinks back to the kidnapping and the aftermath of that she thought Ciara would be safer away from him. But all along it was her. Ciara would be better off without her. Bo tells her not to say that. Do not give up on yourself. I know you feel that's what I did but it's not true. I've always believed in you and I always will. Carly stands in the doorway listening. Hope notices her and pulls back from Bo. Bo sees Carly. She apologises - she was told he was in here. Bo asks her to give him and Hope a moment. Hope says it's fine. We're done. Justin comes in. Brady left me a message. What's going on? Bo says not now but Hope says yes, now. You deserve to know what I've done and you deserve to hear it from me. (Carly and Bo have left). Hope tells Justin even if it was the pills that made her do these unforgiveable things it was still her. Justin tries to say something but she tells him not to defend her. She deserves to suffer for what she's done; for how badly she's hurt people including him - the person that's been there for her through everything since she and Bo separated. She's so grateful to him and she's so sorry.
Baker tells EJ to go ahead and get whatever he has to say off his chest and then get lost. Hypocrite EJ calls Baker names and lists his crimes. Baker - So, how are the renovations going on your glass house, DiMera? If you recall you impregnated two women at the same time. He also points out that EJ owes him because without him he wouldn't have spend the first year of that kids life with her. It wouldn't have happened without his intervention. It's fact - you can't deny that. EJ says ok he'll spare his life but he wants something from him in return.
Waterfront: Carly now understands why he called her about that drug last night. Why didn't he tell her - she would have come straight home. Bo gives her the look. Carly admits that was a stupid question - she was the last person Hope needed to see. She understands. Bo asks if Hope will be okay now that she's stopped taking the pills - will she be herself again? Carly says stopping the pills will stop the behaviour but the anger she was in, the pain that triggered that anger - she doesn't know what Hope is going to do with all that. Carly comments that this must be terribly painful for Bo. Bo tells her not to worry about him; Hope and Ciara are the ones that are suffering. The things Ciara has gone through and you're telling me there might not be an end to it. Carly never said that. She meant that it might make some time - she doesn't know how much. None of this will be easy for any of them but eventually they'll come through it. She knows they will because they're a family. You're all strong because you have each other and there's so much love there. Bo is glad she's here. Carly feels that in some part she's responsible for what happened. We all are, right? It was just a chain of events that took a terrible turn. Laying blame would just make it worse. So she's not going to ask him for forgiveness for her part in this because that would force him to take care of her and that's the last thing he needs right now. He needs to think about his daughter and Hope. Bo thanks her for understanding. Carly tells him she loves her. Bo holds her - he loves her.
Police station - Part 3: EJ wants Baker to keep Nicole Walker's name out of whatever he tells the police. Baker - Are we talking about the same Nicole. The Nicole that faked her own pregnancy, lied to you for months, made a fool out of you? You want to protect that bitch? Help me out here EJ because I'm just a little perplexed. I thought you hated that woman. Sami walks in. Sami goes after Baker - EJ holds her back. She rants and raves and talks about how Baker screwed with their lives. When EJ tells her 'he can't hurt us anymore' Baker jumps in. Us? Wait a minute. You two? Really? You two? Wow - the two of you together - he laughs at them (way to go Baker!!!) Baker looks at Sami - You thought I made your life a living hell. Lady, I know you. You dream of the cute little house and the cute little family together. You stick with this sick bastard, your life is shot to hell. Sami gets on her high horse - you set us up, you sick bastard. Baker - By us she
means Agent Hernandez - her guardian angel. What happened to him? Sami says - You. You ruined everything. Baker - Quite the opposite, Colleen. With all the lies you told you're lucky you ended up with that baby to love and raise. I protected you from him (he points at EJ). That evil, slimebucket father of the baby. By the way those were her words not mine. And I know what you're going to say. He's somehow changed and he's morphed into a human being or something. EJ attacks him - sick, twisted Sami salivates as EJ threatens to kill him. Baker warns EJ to let go of him.
Justin says as confusing as all this is he knows one thing for sure, she needs a lawyer. Hope refuses - no lawyer. She's pleading guilty and it will be a lot easier on her daughter. I won't have her testifying - no trial. She won't have her suffer any more than she already has - she won't do that to her. Justin asks how much Ciara knows. Hope - She knows her mommy is going away for a long, long time. She cries. Justin promises to check in on her and do whatever he can. If there's anything he can do just ask. Hope doesn't think there's anything else unless somehow he can help her face the people she loves. She doesn't know how she's going to do that - she doesn't think she can.
Bo & Hope's house - Part 2: Julie comes into the living room telling Doug that Ciara keeps asking questions. She doesn't know how much longer she can distract her. She asks if he's given any thought to what they should tell her. Doug - Oh dear God Julie. I think you better sit down.
Police station - Part 4: Justin meets up with Bo in the squad room. I knew she was going through hell, but this! Bo - Yeah, I should seen the truth ... realised. Justin - Damn right you should have. He leaves and Bo goes into the interrogation room Hope is in. Hope tells him it's time for her to go through booking. He doesn't need to stay. Bo is not going anywhere. Roman comes in and says it's time. He asks Bo if he wants him to take care of this. No Bo will do it. He helps Hope out of her chair and they head to booking.
Baker neutralizes EJ by threatening to out him to Sami. Roman comes in - Sami suggests to EJ that they leave. Roman thinks that is a good idea.
Brady Pub - Part 2: Justin comes in and greets Brady. He tells Brady that he just came from seeing Hope. Brady - How is she doing? Justin says she's really brave actually. She's more concerned about Ciara than she is herself. Brady feels sorry for that poor kid. Justin wanted to find out who mugged him but now ... Brady - Yeah. Do you have any theories? How it happened, why it happened? Justin - Well it was defintely the pills that caused her to act the way she did but as she pointed out herself the anger and pain were there otherwise they never would have come to the surface. Brady - Anger and pain, they can be powerful things. They can drive you to do things you never knew you had in you.
Maggie's house: Carly comes over. Mel heard about Hope - how is Carly feeling? She's fine. It's a tragedy for Hope and Bo is in shock. She's worried about him. Ciara, that sweet little girl has suffered so much and she wishes there was some way she could help her but it would be really inappropriate of her to reach out. Mel says she's so kind always thinking about somebody else's problems. Carly feels that focusing on her reaction and herself is ... Mel will do that for her. This is a sad and confusing time for her. She thinks she can worry about her mom as her daughter. They hug. Melanie makes excuses for Carly hooking up with a married man. She tells Carly that she's an amazing person with a big heart. She wants Carly to see herself as she see her and give herself a break.
DiMera mansion - Part 2: EJ + Sami = yawn = FF.
Police station - Part 5: Ari enters the squad room and greets Roman. He was about to call her. He has good news for her. Ari just heard. Roman reminds her that he knew she wasn't involved - he said that all along. He's very sorry she was falsely accused. Ari thanks him but he's not the one that owes him an apology.
Bo is writing an inventory of Hope's belongings. She kisses a locket with Ciara's picture on it and tells him to make sure and put it in a safe place. She is then fingerprinted as Bo watches. He also watches as her mug shots are taken.
Preview: Chad to Stefano - I'd like to talk to you about my mom. Idiotic Sami to psycho EJ - I don't think I will ever be able to forgive myself. Arianna to Hope - I want you to pay for what you did.
Tuesday Aug 10
Police station - Part 1: Julie comes into the interrogation room to see Hope. The cop tells her no touching and refuses to leave her in the room with Hope when she asks to speak to Hope alone. Hope tells her it doesn't matter. There's nothing to talk about. Julie holds Hope's hands while Hope cries. Hope asks her and daddy to watch over Ciara for her and Bo as well. God, what I have done to his life. Julie - What did he do to yours? Hope - Nothing that warranted what I did to him. Hope cries - Julie tells her not to do this to herself. Hope stands up and tells the cop that Julie is leaving now. Julie says she's coming back. Hope asks her not to; just stay with Ciara.
Rafe's office - Part 1: It's quickly apparent to Rafe that Arianna is not acting like herself. Gabi tells him that after she got the news she was free she locked herself in her room. Rafe asks what's wrong. Ari rants that she was framed for a string of attacks that a cop committed; a cop that was investigating the case. Is she supposed to be grateful that Hope flipped out enough that now the Salem PD know it wasn't her. That pyscho said she was guilty to cover her own butt. Rafe understood that Hope didn't try to pin it on; she just didn't know what she was doing. Does she think Hope is faking it? She doesn't know but she intends to find out. She leaves.
DiMera mansion - Part 1: Will is putting a tie on - he tells Kate he has a meeting with Stefano at the pub to discuss the position he offered him. Kate thinks Will pretty much has a lock on the job; no need to be nervous. Will admits to being a bit nervous - he thinks Stefano feels he has to do this. Kate assures him that Stefano never does anything he doesn't want to. She adds that Stefano genuinely likes him. Will likes him too.
Brady Pub - Part 1: Stefano finishes a call. Chad comes over - he wants to ask him some questions about his mother. Stefano keeps trying to tell him he's too busy but Chad forges ahead. It was like his mother was two different people and he only knew one. Stefano thinks that perhaps that's the way it should be. Chad asks if he knew her when she was a ... Stefano asks what the point is. He gets up to leave - he has to cut this short. He feels very sorry about his mother but he can't help him.
Beach - Part 1: The only good part was when after EJ lied his face off declaring his 'love' for Sami she daydreamed about Rafe finding her on the beach telling her they still loved each other and that they were meant to be together. Nothing else makes sense. She agrees with him and they kiss.
Rafe's office - Part 2: When pod Sami agrees to marry the sociopath Rafe gets a really bad feeling. Gabi asks if something is wrong. He says it's nothing.
Brady Pub - Part 2: Will comes into the pub and asks if he seen Stefano around. Chad says he just left. Will comments that he was supposed to meet him here. Chad thinks Stefano left because he started talking about his mom to him. That doesn't sound like Stefano to Will. Chad understands. It's not like he wanted to talk to him about when his mom was running a flower shop or teaching school. Stefano knew exactly what he was talking about. Will asks how Stefano is supposed to talk to him about something like that. Chad figured Stefano would just tell him the truth. Will says it's like Chad is trying to make this hurt him as much as he possibly can. Chad assures him it hurts enough as it is. Will apologises. Things will get better when he leaves for Wake Forest. Chad says there's one teeny tiny problem. He needs business experience to get into an advanced business class. Will says it's weird - because the DiMera's are sucking up to his mom he has what Chad needs. Stefano gave him an internship and offered him a part-time job in the fall. Chad hands him the folder containing the information on the project he's to work on at DiMera Enterprises. Chad looks over the material - this is really cool. Will asks Chad if he worked on this with him would it give him what he needs to get into the class. Absolutely. Will says consider it done. He asks Chad to come with him to the mansion ... Chad's dad walks up and tells Chad he's not going anywhere.
DiMera mansion - Part 2: Kate asks Stefano why he's there - he's supposed to meet Will at the pub. Stefano tells her that Madeline's son was there - he simply would not stop with the questions. Kate's worried that if Stefano keeps dodging him it's just going to confirm that there's something else he needs to find out. Stefano asks if she's sure that Madeline didn't leave behind another copy of that damned tape. Kate points out that one can't be sure that something doesn't exist. Stefano claims Chad is obsessed with Madeline's past - he has access to Madeline's things; he could go through them. Kate tells him not to borrow trouble. Just pray that all of Madeline's secrets were buried with her.
Police station - Part 2: Hope is being led out of the interrogation room when she sees Arianna. Arianna snaps that she owes her big time. Hope agrees. Hope, Ari and a cop are back in the interrogation room. Ari confronts Hope about planting the DNA evidence, arresting her when along she was the one attacking all of those men; she was the one that branded Brady. Hope - Yes I did. Ari asks why she set her up. Why do you hate me so much? Hope doesn't hate her. Ari - So planting evidence against me was just some random act of nastiness? Hope - I don't remember. Ari thinks Hope popped some pills and set out to work out her frustration over her rotten life. Hope is so sorry. Ari thinks the pills weren't to help her to sleep - she thinks she was putting her affirmative defence into place before she made her first move. Hope says she didn't. Ari doesn't buy it - she's been around. She's heard all the excuses. Do you think your word is enough. I did time - I paid for what I did. I will not let you and your powerful last name just walk away. I want you to pay for what you did. Hope - So do I. Ari looks at a crying Hope and is very sarcastic. She compliments Hope on her beautiful performance. She's not going to let Hope play the victim. She knows there isn't a pill in the world that makes anyone that evil, that sick, that venal unless it was always there before. In prison they will see right through you; the inmates, the screws - they will not be taken in by those big eyes and that soft voice. They will all see right through you. She gets up and leaves.
Beach - Part 2: Rafe finishes a call and is approached by Sami. After some small talk about what they're both doing there Rafe apologises for acting like a jerk at the pub. Sami apologises for overreacting about his phone call. Rafe really doesn't want to fight with her. Sami comments that they're not fighting. Rafe asks if anything is new. From her reaction he guesses something is. What is it? Sami tells him she saw Baker. Rafe comments that it must have brought back a flood of memories. Sami - None of them good. It's hard reliving all that crap. Rafe knows but she has her family and Sydney is safe. Sami says it's not enough that she's safe now; she was hurt because of me. It's my fault. Rafe - This guilt of yours; don't you see how really great it works out for EJ? Sami is upset that they can't have one conversation without him bringing up EJ. Rafe - Yeah. All of a sudden it's your fault. Really? After everything that he's done to you. Sami argues - Rafe is going to argue back but stops. You know what, he's great. The man is a fricken' saint and he forgives you. So you get to live in his house and he runs your life; obviously you're not happy with that but it's alright because he forgives you and that's great. Sami tells him none of this is his business because that's how he wanted it. She rants that she can't open up to him about anything - she doesn't even know him anymore. Rafe - You don't know me anymore? Why did you go in Witness Protection? Sami - I was scared. Rafe - Yeah you were scared. You were scared that EJ was going to find out he was the father of the child you were carrying. And you know as well as I do that he would do anything to own that kid. Pod Sami - Well he's her father. Rafe - Exactly. You didn't want the DiMera's to have anything to do with that child. The braindead one proclaims she was wrong about EJ. Rafe - You're not wrong Sami. The money is not going to buy you happiness; not for you or your family. What the hell happened to that woman - where did she go? The woman who would do anything for her family, for her kids. Sooner or later you're going to have to face the truth. You're going to have to stop lying to yourself and face the truth about who EJ really is. Idiot Sami - Your truth - what you think is true. Rafe - You're so wrong about him. So wrong. Sami asks if he wants to know what she thinks is true. You still love me. Rafe - I do. Sami - And you said it wasn't enough but I think it's that you don't love the real me. You have this idealized version of me in your head of who I should be and I can't live with that. Rafe calls her on her bull. That's such a copout. You're standing there telling me that. You're pretending EJ is someone he isn't and you know it and I know it. The only thing I don't know is why you continue to hold on to the lie. He walks away from her.
Brady Pub - Part 3: Mr. Woods tells Chad that he's going to Chicago to serve on a task force. This could take quite some time - he might not be back before Chad has to leave for Wake Forest. Chad reminds him that they were supposed to drive there together. His dad tells him plans change. Chad says maybe he shouldn't go to Wake Forest. Chad feels that they should spend time together and if he stayed ... His dad tells him he's late for court. Stay, go - whatever you think is best. He leaves. Kate hears all this as she sits at the bar.
DiMera mansion - Part 3: Will comes into the living room. Stefano apologises for changing where they were meet - he had some data on his laptop that he thought would be helpful. He thinks it would help Will put together his first proposal. Will feels like he's in over his head. Stefano will walk him through it step by step. Will knows how busy he is. His friend Chad is really good at this business stuff; he was thinking they could work together. Stefano says absolutely not. Chad can have nothing to do with this. Will asks what's so terrible about Chad working with him. Stefano skirts the issue but then comes right out and tells Will that he has reservations about bringing the son of the District Attorney to work in his organization. Will gets it - it's about Chad's father. Stefano says yes. Will - Then why did you get up and leave the pub this morning when Chad asked you about his mom? What is it that you don't want him to know?
Police station - Part 3: Doug is now in the interrogation room with Hope. Doug pulls out a folder paper with a list of lawyers - they need to look it over. Hope insists that she doesn't want a lawyer. She's pleading guilty. Doug tells her she doesn't have to do that. She insists that she does. Doug argues that it was because of the pills. Hope is not hiding behind that excuse. Doug thinks Julie is right and that Hope is still under the influence of the pills. Too much has happened - you need help. For God's sake look at me. Hope sobs - I can't. I'm so sorry for what I'm putting you through. You must be so ashamed of me. The cop stops Doug from going to Hope. Doug - Please. The cop lets him sit next to Hope. Doug holds Hope and tells her he's not ashamed of her, he's ashamed of himself. He didn't see what she was going through. He was no help at all. Hope cries that she doesn't deserve him being nice to her. Doug tells her to put a cork in it. Does she really believe that he'd walk away; that she's still not his little girl; that he and Julie and Bo and about a hundred other people aren't going to fight like hell to see that Ciara gets her mother back - that the last two months wipes out everything you were before that? Hope cries - I'm scared Daddy. Doug - I know that. Hope - I'm so scared. Doug - I know. I know.
Brady Pub - Part 4: Kate joins Chad - how does he feel about unsolicited advice. Your father is grieving too and sometimes grief brings out the worst in people. Chad would consider that if it was anything new. He lists examples of how his father ignored him throughout his childhood. His dad just doesn't want him around. Kate asks if there's anything she can do to help. Chad knows she's trying to help but she doesn't owe him anything. It's not like their family. He gets up and leaves. As he's walking away Kate mutters 'You're wrong about that.'
Beach - Part 3: Gabi tells Ari that she and Rafe were worried that she was going to end up back in jail for assaulting Hope Brady. Ari says Hope sure had it coming. Gabi says they're still worried about her. Ari says don't - she's just mad. Gabi points out that she's more than mad. She has really good reasons to feel what she is but being torn up like that isn't good for you. Gabi knows this from personal experience. Her stupid sister acted unbelievably stupid and got sent to prison. She was the one left to hold Mom's hand except she ended up holding mine. She told me that I had to understand that you were in pain and I had to forgive you for my sake as much as for yours. Ari asks if she's saying she should forgive Hope. Gabi shrugs - so you can move on. Ari asks what's the point of moving on. I lost everything. She destroyed my life and I don't know how to get it back.
DiMera mansion - Part 4: Pod Sami finds Will in the living room and closes the doors behind her. She needs to talk to him in private. EJ asked her to marry him and she said yes.
Waterfront: EJ talks to Stefano and asks if Samantha is back. Nothing's wrong. There's something I need to tell you. I asked Samantha to marry me. She said yes. Rafe hears this.
Preview: Bo to EJ (Hope is there too) - Don't you threaten my wife. Vivian muttering to herself - Now I'm going to have to teach you a lesson. Rafe to Sami - Well I hear congratulations are in order.
Wednesday Aug 11
Please note: The satellite feed froze so I missed about 15 minutes of the show. I wrote up what I was able to watch.
Kiriakis mansion - Part 1: The feed kept cutting in and out so all I really got out of it was that Brady and Vivian were griping at each other. Vivian chastises Brady for acting like a petulant child. Brady's response - Bite me. Vivian knows that he doesn't like that Victor married her but doesn't he think for Victor's sake he could be a little more civil. Brady responds that his grandfather doesn't love very many people but those he loves, he loves fiercely. He loves me, Bo and he loves Hope. Hope branded me and tried to immolate Bo; his whole world is crashing down right now and all you're thinking about is you. Brady thinks that one good thing will come out of this horror. With his family in freefall his grandfather is going to take a good look at her and realise he's been wasting his time and energy on her. He'll finally kick your ass out of here.
Bo & Hope's house: Victor yells at the press calling them jackals and then goes inside the house. He asks Bo if he can't have them arrested. Not as long as they stay across the street - freedom of the press. Victor doesn't want to talk about the press; he wants to know when the hell Bo was going to tell him about Hope. Bo gets it - he can't handle sadness or any other emotion besides anger so you're going to charge around yelling at people. Well I can't take it, not today. Victor apologises. Bo says it was like she was a different person. She looked at me with such venom and anger in her eyes - it was like I didn't even know her. Victor claims it wasn't her; it was the pills. We'll take care of her; get her through this. You and Hope have about 300 people in your corner. Bo - She does. Victor tells him this isn't the time for self pity. Bo - It's not. There's no self pity. It's the truth. I'm responsible for what happened. (This is where the show picked up when the feed returned). Bo is apologising to Victor. What he meant to say was thank you, I love you too. He thanks Maggie for coming by - he'll give Hope her love. He leaves. Victor tells Maggie that he and his son have trouble communicating. Maggie points out that Bo said he loved him. He knows why you came over. Victor admits he misjudged everything with Bo and Hope. He figured they'd get through it; they always do. I was wrong, arrogant and wrong. Victor looks at her - is she going to pass up an opportunity like that. He just said he was wrong - isn't she going to say anything. Maggie suggests going for a walk. Victor's cell starts ringing. Maggie asks if that isn't his phone. Victor - What phone? They leave.
Police station - Part 1: Hope asks the cop why he's bring her back ... orders. When the door to the interrogation room is opened and she sees Abe she tells the cop to take her back to her cell. Abe tells her that's not her call. Abe has been in touch with the DA's office. They say she still doesn't have an attorney of record. Hope doesn't need one. She's not going to waste the court's time. She's pleading guilty. Abe argues - not without consul. We'll order a competency hearing. Hope tells him he's not her lawyer, he's her victim. Abe - Actually Hope what I am is your friend. Hope tells him to think of himself; of the station. She can't get any special treatment. She can't get a free pass because of who she is and who she knows. Abe isn't talking about a free pass. He's talking about a fair trial where a competent attorney will present a valid and totally justified affirmative defence. Hope yells that nothing justifies what she has done. She poured gasoline all over the father of her children. She would have a lit the match - she would have done it. Abe responds - Under the influence of prescribed drugs. Hope says maybe they could jam that down the jury's throats but how does he think her children will feel; Bo's children - how do you think they're going to feel?
DiMera mansion - Part 1: All Will says to Sami's announcement is 'cool.' Sami isn't happy with that non-reaction - she wants an honest reaction. Will - You know that's the last thing you're looking for. Sami doesn't mind if they fight but she hates the passive agressive response. Will hates that she's acting that what he thinks actually matters to her. Sami insists that he matters to her. The twins, he and Sydney are the most important things in the world to me. Will is going to be honest with her. You have NEVER put your kids first before. Do not start now, not for EJ. (After the interruption). Sami tells Will that she and Rafe are over. Will - But you still love him, right? Sami replies that they can't spend 2 minutes together without fighting. Will states that wasn't the question. Sami claims she and EJ are compatible. Will thinks she's lying to herself. Sami gets snarky about being 17 and knowing everything. Will states that he knows her and she's telling herself that everything is going to be hunky dory with EJ because ... he stops. He shouldn't be talking about this. You're my mom and I'm just a dumb kid. Sami hopes he doesn't think she's doing this to get back at Rafe. This has nothing to do with Rafe. Pod Sami declares she is marrying EJ because he has changed; because he has been honest with me - totally honest.
Waterfront - Part 1: After Rafe hears EJ saying that Sami accepted his proposal he steps away and vows - It's not going to happen pal. EJ tells his father not to say anything yet as Sami wants time to talk Will and the twins. This is happening - nothing you can do about it.
Gym: Rafe takes his frustrations out on a punching bag. He's upset with himself for not getting the proof he needed. Back to beating up the punching bag.
Kiriakis mansion - Part 2: When Victor doesn't answer his cell Vivian says thanks to modern technology I'm now your own private stalker.
Police station - Part 2: Hope recalls Ciara telling Bo that she's not lying, Mommy is. Joke EJ lets himself in. He declares it's time they had a chat. He's absolutely thrilled that she appears to be scared of him. Hope tells him all she can say is that she's truly sorry. She tells him he's wasting his time trying to make her feel bad - he can't make her feel worse than she already does. Pompous, hypocritical EJ makes it clear that he's going to make sure she pays for what she did. Bo storms in - No. Don't you threaten my wife. Bo tells him to go. Jerk EJ tells Hope to remember that she doesn't get the Horton / Brady get out of jail free card - not this time. Bo slams the door behind him wondering how the hell EJ got in here. Hope says Bo shouldn't be here either. Bo just stopped to get some paperwork when he heard EJ harassing her. Hope tells him that EJ has every right to tell her off. Bo - Oh yeah. Him leading such a blameless life and all. That son of a ... He better go. Hope asks if the paperwork is the file on her case. Not a good idea. He should keep his distance. It could look bad for him ... Bo - I don't give a damn how this looks. That's the last thing I'm worried about. Hope doesn't want him to be hurt even more. Bo - Let's not worry about me; let's keep focused on you. He tells her Maggie stopped by - she sends her love. She said she'll visit Ciara. She wishes she could see you. There's a knock on the door - it's Brady. Bo tells him this isn't a good time. Hope would like to talk to him. Bo tells Brady to go easy and leaves. Hope tells Brady she truly is so sorry. Brady thought she should talk to someone who understands.
Waterfront - Part 2: Maggie tells Victor that Hope is her niece and she didn't even know it was happening when Victor says she lived in my house. Victor thanks her for taking pity on him. He wanted to call and stop by. Maggie didn't take pity on him; she wanted to be with him to tell him her troubles. She admits that she is scared for Hope. She could have killed Bo. That's just not like her. I just don't know what happened to that little girl on ice skates. She cries and Victor holds her and tells her it's okay. Vivian sees them - Are you kidding me? Maggie apologises - what Hope doesn't need is her falling apart at the drop of the hat. Victor says she won't; not when Hope needs her. He suggests that Maggie take care of Hope and he'll take care of her. Victor suggests finishing this over coffee. Vivian mutters - You better not say yes. Maggie tells Victor that sounds nice. They leave. Vivian - You were warned to stay away from what was mine. Now I'm going to have to teach you a lesson.
Beach: Ciara asks Abe and Lexie if her mommy is going to be here. Lexie says today is just the 4 of them. She suggests that Ciara go and play with Theo. She does. Abe asks how Ciara seems to her. It's hard to tell. Lexie doesn't know what she knows; what she understands. Abe - And it's only going to get worse. Lexie reminds him how they were talking about if they have enough love for another child. They know one that's definitely going to need it. They watch the kids playing and talk about how Ciara seems to find Theo's matter of fact way of life comforting. Abe says he does help you focus on what's what really important. She feels it's hard for Hope to see right now but they have a whole of network of friends that will help Ciara get through this. Abe remembers what Mrs. Horton said - Family is not just people you are related to. Abe knows they've had some bad times but now with Bo and Hope going through all this I feel like you and I real strong. So does Lexie. Abe thinks they are ready to think about more than Theo and themselves. Lexie thinks they are more than ready.
Waterfront - Part 3: Sami and Will are walking along the pier - he wants her to be happy. Sami mentions marrying EJ - Will doesn't want to talk about that. Sami asks him to keep the news to herself - they're not telling anyone just yet. Will is going to the pub - does she want to come? No, she could use some time alone. Will tells her that if time alone is what she wants she probably shouldn't get married. After he leaves Sami mutters that Will isn't the only one in over his head. Rafe comes jogging along. Well if isn't Mz Brady. Well I hear congratulations are in order. He jogs off.
Police station - Part 3: Hope tells Brady it would be so much easier if he just yelled at her. Brady - You feel like you deserve it, right? Then when everyone is done yelling at you, you take over the job yourself. Hope - My family just wants me to say it was the pills. Brady - And yet they glide over the very reason why you needed the pills in the first place, right? Hope - I just wanted to sleep; to escape; not feel what I was feeling. Brady - But those feelings always come out somehow. He's not going to pretend he has the answers; God knows he screwed things up. But I wanted to say to you just watch out for that voice that says you can't come back. It's pretty hopeless. Hope - Look at everything I've done. Brady - Fine. But look at everything you've done. Look at the people you hurt - fine. But look at the people you helped. Hope - I didn't help you and Arianna. Brady says that wasn't her fault; that was in the cards. Hope - Was it in the cards for you to end up with Nicole? Brady tells Hope not to give up. Now that he's completely told her how she should live her life he's going to go out there and continue to make a mess of his.
Locker room: Rafe comes out of the shower with a towel draped over his neck and one tied to his waist. Another agent asks if he's okay. He's fine - friggin' terrific. The guy can tell. Sami storms in - I want to talk to you. Rafe says they have nothing to talk about. Sami declares they do. The other agent tells Rafe he's going to the shooting range where it's a little quieter. After he's gone Sami wants to know what Rafe was talking about when he said congratulations. Rafe - You're getting married, right? Sami - And if I am, what's it to you? Rafe - Nothing. It just means you're out of your ever loving mind and you're certainly not the woman I fell in love with. He goes to his locker. Sami didn't want him to know about it yet. She wanted to figure out a nice way to tell him herself. Rafe - Cool. Let me down easy, huh. Sami is glad he knows because now he'll have to accept that they are over and she doesn't care what he thinks about her or what she does or says. It doesn't matter to her. Rafe says great and turns to get something from his locker. Sami gets in his face after she slams the locker door closed. Don't turn your back on me. Rafe - This is so like you right now. I'm out of your life; we're over but you want it both ways. You still want my undivided attention. Sami - I want you to acknowledge that you did this. That you pushed me away. Rafe - Right into EJ's waiting arms. Sami - Well, he accepts me. He doesn't expect me to live up to some kind of code of conduct. Rafe - A code of conduct? Are you kidding me right now? He's conned you and you can't admit it so you're blaming me for it. Sami - He has not conned me. He loves me. I love of him and we're going to live happily ever after. Rafe - Oh you love him? Sami - Yes I do. Rafe - Really? Do you love him - really love him - I think you're lying to yourself and I can prove it. He kisses her passionately and Sami responds equally as passionately.
DiMera mansion - Part 2: EJ answers the door. It's Bo. Bo warns him that if he or any of the DiMera's do anything to retaliate against Hope he will kill him. EJ tells him they have security cameras; it's probably not a good idea for the police commissioner threatening a private citizen. Bo - Do you really get your kicks by pushing around a woman who's holding on by a thread. And does it make you feel like a man? (Way to go Bo - you nailed it!) EJ tries to sound important as he utters something innocous - he then asks Bo - how is Dr. Manning? Bo - I meant what I said. EJ makes another stupid remark. Bo doesn't want to see him at the station again unless of course he's in handcuffs.
Maggie's house: Maggie makes them tea. She goes back to when Victor said he was wrong - she admits she was wrong too. She asked him to stay away from her and he did; she missed him. He missed her too. She doesn't want him talking Vivian down when he's with her. She doesn't think he should intentionally set out to hurt Vivian's feelings. Victor scoffs - She doesn't have any feelings. That's exactly what Maggie is talking about. Vivian is his wife; he has to respect her. Victor asks if he pretends to respect her when they're together can they be friends then. Maggie realised they didn't stop being friends - they just stopped seeing each other. That kind of defeats the purpose of having friends. Victor isn't a very spiritual man but he thinks friendship is a gift from whoever's in charge up there. If they're going to help each other through the crap isn't it arrogant not to simply enjoy each other's company. Maggie thinks he's right.
Kiriakis mansion - Part 3: Gus comes over and Vivian commences a long rant about Maggie's lifestyle. Gus tells her to focus. Vivian says Maggie doesn't know what she's up against. I gave her fair warning. She blew it and now she has to pay for it.
Preview: Stephanie to ? - If his marriage falls apart I'm going to lose Nathan for sure. Maggie to Nathan - What's going on between you and Melanie? Sami to EJ - We need to talk.
Thursday Aug 12
Hospital - Part 1: Philip shows up and joins Daniel and Justin. Daniel comments on Philip being back from his business trip. Philip can't believe this. Justin - None of us can. Philip is adamant that none of this would have happened if it weren't for the pills. He gets a call - he steps away. It's Chloe. She has to talk to him - she has news about the baby. Philip tells her now is not at a good time. He's at the hospital because he wanted to talk to Justin. Justin is here with Daniel. Chloe tells him a lot has happened since he left. Can he meet her at the pier? Philip - In public? Chloe feels it's better than sneaking around. Philip will be there as soon as he can. Daniel asks if that was bad news - he doesn't look so hot. Is Melanie okay? Philip says his brother's wife tried to kill him - that's what is wrong. He has to go. After he leaves Daniel asks Justin how Victor is taking all this. From Justin's response Daniel figures out that Victor is putting all the blame on Carly. Dan asks how Justin is doing - he and Hope were pretty close. They were. Justin went to see her - there are really no words. He asks how things are with Daniel and Chloe. Dan admits they had some rough spots but now things couldn't be better.
Cheatin' Heart - Part 1: Stephanie joins Adrienne - she can't believe this about Aunt Hope. Adrienne - No one can. Stephanie references the fact that Justin told her that Adrienne was the one that started figuring it out. Adrienne knows a few things about women on the edge - is she looking at one? Stephanie says no - she's going to get over herself. So Nathan kept a picture of Melanie - big whoop. I'm the woman he loves. Adrienne asks if she'd like a glass of wine to celebrate when Stephanie tells her she's going to stop doing this to herself. Steph can't - she has some stuff to drop off at Maggie's - there's going to be another hospital fundraiser at Chez Rouge.
Maggie's house - Part 1: Nathan tells Maggie that Hope always seemed like one of those people that could handle everything. Maggie says Hope was very good at looking like one of those people. She gets a call - crisis at Chez Rouge - she steps out of the kitchen. Melanie comes in and comments that he looks like hell. Nathan didn't get much sleep last night. Melanie - Hope, right? Yeah. She and his mom were like sisters: what's going to happen to her now? Melanie hugs him - he hugs her back. Nathan says Hope seemed like one of those people you could always count on. Melanie is learning the importance of having those kind of people in her life. The long hug ends. Nathan says he's making this all about him, isn't he. Mel says no. Something really bad happened to you and you're just telling a friend how you feel. Another hug. Stephanie watches them through the glass on the door. She leaves. Maggie returns to the kitchen and asks if she is interrupting. No. Mel asks how she is. Maggie is looking on the bright side. It's out in the open so that means it's over with. No one was permanently injured. Hope will have to make restitution for what she did but she'll get help too. Melanie leaves. Maggie asks Nathan what's going on between him and Melanie. Nathan says it was just two friends reaching out. Maggie reminds him they have a very complicated history. Nathan says Melanie will always be special to him; she's the first woman he ever really loved but he's with Stephanie now and he loves her. Maggie can see that he means that. Thank goodness. He and Melanie are very dear to her and she'd hate to have to beat the tar out of both of them. Nathan replies that even if he wasn't with Stephanie Melanie is happily married to Philip.
DiMera mansion - Part 1: EJ fills Sydney's head full of lies - nothing new.
Locker room: The kiss between Sami and Rafe goes on and on and on. Sami asks him why he did that. He says it was a mistake. He opens the door and tells her she should go. When she gets to the door though he doesn't let her out. He closes the door and starts kissing her neck - Sami turns into his arms and kisses him. The kisses intensify. Rafe tells her they shouldn't be doing this as he takes her wrap off - 15 agents could be pounding on the door ... and you are engaged to EJ. Sami points out that he knew that when he kissed her. Rafe - Doesn't mean I don't love you or want you. He steps away and apologises. Sami is furious at him for apologising. If you love me than stop me from marrying him. Rafe - What, I'm supposed to stop you? Get in the way of true love? That's what it is, isn't it? Sami wants to know how he found out. Rafe asks why it matters - obviously he didn't hear it from her. Rafe asks her why she didn't want anyone to know when she says they agreed not to say anything. Sami tells him he doesn't deserve an answer - not anymore. Rafe asks if she's going to tell EJ about what almost happened today - silence - he didn't think so. She asks if EJ told him. Rafe tells her she should ask EJ that. She will - she leaves.
Daniel & Chloe's apt - Part 1: After talking to Philip Chloe opens the door to go and meet him - Nicole is there. Nicole asks her to wait for a while - she needs a friend and she thinks Chloe is the only one she has left. Chloe has to go to the hairdresser. Nicole - Wow! So your split ends are more important than my life? No, it's just that she and Daniel have opera tickets. She suggests that Nicole wait for her - she won't be long. Nicole tells Chloe she lost Brady for good this time. You didn't even I had him, did you? I did for a few hours and then I blew my whole life sky high. Chloe asks what happened. Nicole blew it and it was one time too many. He's the only man I've ever really loved. Chloe - So there's no chance. No - this is pretty much rock bottom. Chloe is so sorry - we can meet somewhere. Nicole tells her to go and make herself beautiful for Daniel. She will take care of her life like she always does - alone. She walks out.
Waterfront - Part 1: Chloe meets up with Philip - she wants assurance that Daniel didn't know she was the one that was talking to Philip. Philip says Daniel could tell he was upset. God knows he has reason to be and it has nothing to do with Chloe. What's going on? Chloe had the paternity test. It will take a few days to get the results and then they'll know. Philip meant what he said. If the baby is his he'll take care of them; he'll set her up. Chloe thanks him. She still feels that even if the baby is Daniel's she could still lose him - this could still blow up in both their faces.
Cheatin' Heart - Part 2: Stephanie comes back crying. She tells Adriene she went to Maggie's and saw Melanie in Nathan's arms. Adrienne tries to tell her she doesn't know what was going on but Stephanie keeps going on and on about how she should have known the night she saw Philip and he was loaded. When she asked him what was wrong he said it wasn't Melanie, it was him. He's blown it with Melanie just like he screws up everything in his life and now Melanie has gone running to her boyfriend. Adrienne tells her she's putting way to many things together. Stephanie doesn't think so. She goes back to the night Adrienne saw Philip going into Daniel and Chloe's apartment. Adrienne tells her he said was there to pick up a watch that Chloe wanted to give to Daniel. Adrienne wants to know why they're talking about Philip. Steph says Melanie wasn't sure about Philip the day she married him. Philip is as cool as they come until he's done something awful. Adrienne asks if she knows what that is. Steph says not yet but she knows it has to do with Chloe. If Melanie's marriage falls apart I'm going to lose Nathan.
DiMera mansion - Part 2: Sami + EJ = colossal waste of airtime - FF!
Cheatin' Heart - Part 3: Rafe sits at the bar and orders a beer - keep them coming. Nicole comes up behind - You too huh? Buy a girl a drink? Rafe - Aren't you afraid I'm going to slip you a mickey? She isn't - that's not his speed - he's the original straight shooter. Rafe - Yeah. A lot of good that's done me. Nicole thinks that since they're both here drinking in the middle of the day it might be healthier to drink together. Rafe - Why not. He tells the bartender to give the lady whatever she wants. The bartender delivers Nicole's drink to their table. She suggests they make a toast. Rafe - To what? Nicole doesn't know - The future? Rafe - To the future - may it not suck as much as the present. Nicole will drink to that.
Waterfront - Part 2: Philip doesn't understand why she'd lose Daniel if the baby was his. She tells him they're string of incredibly bad luck continues. Carly arranged for her to have the test at another hospital so Daniel wouldn't find out. What they didn't know was that Daniel had a consult at that same hospital that same morning. He brought Melanie with him and Daniel almost seen her at the hospital. She tells him about the story Carly made up. Now that Daniel has a patient at that hospital he can find out about the test. Philip asks her for the name of the hospital - he'll make sure that test stays confidential. Don't worry about it. They hug. Stephanie comes along - Well, well - together again? She apologises - that was rude. Is she interrupting something? Philip says no - they were just talking about Bo and Hope. Stephanie knows how that would be upsetting to Philip but why is it personal to Chloe? Chloe says she guesses it isn't, not like it is to Stephanie. Steph comments that she seems so stressed out. Philip tells Chloe - Don't let us make you late for your appointment. Chloe says right - she leaves. Stephanie asks how Melanie is. Philip says good he thinks - he just got back from the airport. He just got home. Stephanie - You sure made time to chat with Chloe. Philip - I ran into her. What's the big deal? Steph - You don't have to get all touchy. He isn't - he's going home to his wife. He leaves. Stephanie - Philip and Chloe you have a secret that you're not telling me so now it's up to me.
Brady Pub - Part 1: Nathan and Maggie come into the pub. Caroline hugs Nathan and greets Maggie. Maggie heard about Hope; she can't beleive it. Neither can Caroline. She's known Hope all her life. Maggie - If there's anything I can do ... Caroline - No. There isn't. She goes to get them some menus. Nathan asks Maggie what that was all about. For reasons Maggie doesn't really understand she and Victor have become friends. Victor was at her place the night Bo was hospitalized so she accompanied him to the hospital. Obviously Caroline thinks she was intruding. Nathan - Didn't Victor just get married? I'm thinking I'm not the only one that has some explaining to do.
Maggie's house - Part 2: Daniel comes over and hugs Melanie. He thinks they should look after Melanie's mom - she's having a hard time. Mel says she's blaming herself for the whole thing. We all have each others back - which is kind of a miracle in it's own way. Daniel wishes that miracle had come about in a different way. Carly wanted something from Lawrence she was never going to get. It took her too long to realise that. Mel shrugs - they can't change the past. Dan agrees but they certainly can learn from it. I don't think it's ever good for two people to stay together when one of them has been unfaithful. You're just living a lie.
Beach: Justin recalls a conversation with Hope when she has no recollection of their kiss. Adrienne comes along - she was looking for him. It's awful about Hope. Justin - In so many ways. I truly don't know what's going to happen to her. Adrienne - Your heart is breaking, isn't it? I'm sorry, I know how that feels. Justin says it's too soon to talk about this to anyone, especially her. Adrienne just wanted to make sure he was okay. Justin says he will be. Adrienne tells him not to say anymore. He can't help the way he feels anymore than she can. She leaves.
Brady Pub - Part 2: Melanie joins Chloe. Melanie tells her she ran into her dad. Daniel is worried that Hope's relatives and friends are going to blame Carly for what Hope did. Chloe doesn't think it's that simple. Melanie starts talking about the consult she went on with Daniel - about reconstructing a woman's face. Chloe doesn't really want to hear about that. Melanie starts talking about running into Carly there. Carly's patient was there to have an amnio - she didn't know if her husband was the father of her baby. Chloe doesn't think Melanie should be talking about that - that's some woman's private business. Chloe has to go. After she leaves Melanie mutters - You better start telling people you're pregnant or they're going to think you're just a bitch.
Hospital - Part 2: Stephanie comes up to Daniel and tells him the PR dept needs him to approve a press release for his role in the facial reconstruction done at St. Mary's. The surgery was a success and the surgeon just gave a press conference and mentioned him. She hands him the file to look over. She then tells him their insurance provider has some questions about Chloe's claim. They need to know if it was work related or not. They need to know why she was at the hospital that night. Daniel says it was for personal reasons. Stephanie thinks the claim would go through faster if he gave her more information. He tells her that Chloe had bought him a present - a watch. She left it in her desk here. Stephanie - The reason she was at the hospital was to get a watch. Okay - that should do it. She thanks Daniel. He walks away. Stephanie - One watch, two different places. Somebody's lying.
Maggie's house - Part 3: Melanie comes home and sees a big bouquet of flowers. She calls out Philip's name. He comes into the kitchen and picks her up and twirls her around. Phil apologises for not coming home from the airport right away. Nothing in the world means more to him than her - he hopes she never forgets that. Why would she? They kiss and head to the bedroom.
Hospital - Part 3: Maggie and Nathan are there. Maggie sees Daniel - maybe he knows. She asks if he knows where Stephanie is. She was supposed to drop some stuff off at her house but she didn't. Her office said she came up to this floor to talk to you. Dan says she did - they probably just missed her. Chloe comes along and greets everyone. Maggie will leave a message for Stephanie in her office. Nathan asks her to tell Steph he's on duty if she runs into her. Chloe tells Daniel she was running errands; she came to see if he'd like to go home together. He asks when they're going to let out the news about this baby because he's pretty sure he just felt a baby bump when she kissed him. Chloe wants to wait until she can tell her parents when they call her on her birthday. She doesn't want the rest of the world knowing before they do. Daniel comments that it's a good thing her birthday is tomorrow because sooner or later people are going to figure it out whether they want them to or not.
Daniel & Chloe's apt - Part 2: Stephanie knocks on their door. No answer. She lets herself in with the spare key and locks the door behind her. Now I just need to find something that will tell me what Philip and Chloe were whispering about.
Hospital - Part 3: Nathan recalls his conversation with Melanie and the hug. Maggie comes back and tells him she left a message for Stephanie in her office. Nathan called Stephanie but she hasn't called back. Maggie can tell he's not worried about Stephanie. He isn't - she's probably just busy. Maggie feels that something is upsetting him. He says no. He'll talk to her later.
Brady Pub - Part 3: Caroline comes up to Adrienne's table. It's nice to see her again. Is she waiting for someone? No, an early dinner alone. Caroline knows all about that. Adrienne asks how Bo is doing? He's trying to grapple with what has happened with Hope. She asks if she's talked to her brother or Kayla. Adrienne has. In fact she saw Stephanie today too. She thinks her world is turned upside down. Caroline asks if there are problems with Nathan. Adrienne doesn't know if they're real or she's seeing something that isn't there. Caroline - Still? Adrienne - To be honest with you I'm a little worried about her.
Daniel & Chloe's apt - Part 3: Steph is on Chloe's laptop - maybe she keeps a journal. She grumbles about needing a password. She then chastises herself. What is she doing? She just broke into a home and now she's trying to hack into a computer. If Nathan knew how paranoid I was acting, he'd hate me. I hate me. Her cell rings. What do you want? Caroline asks where she is - she doesn't sound good. Stephanie is really busy right now - can she call her back. Caroline says no. She wants to know how she is or she's going to call Nathan. Stephanie hears Daniel and Chloe outside the door. Cue the deer caught in the headlights look.
Preview: Victor to Brady - OMG. You still have feelings for her. Nicole to Rafe - Because I blew it just like you did. Braindead Sami to the sociopath - When do you want to get married?
Friday Aug 13
Daniel & Chloe's apt - Part 1: Daniel and Chloe come inside. Chloe was sure she had left her laptop open. Cut to Stephanie hiding in the closet. Daniel asks what she wants to do tomorrow for her birthday. She'd like to stay here - just the two of us. Daniel thought they decided they were going to tell family and friends on her birthday that they're getting married for real this time and that she's pregnant with his child. Cue shocked look on Steph's face. Dan asks Chloe if she's thought how she's going to tell her parents tomorrow. She was just going to say it. Dan thinks bigger - like a sky writer - lots of banter about that. He asks if she's thought about names. A little. Dan asks - how about Joe, Nick or Kevin - after all the kid is going to be a Jonas. He gets a call from the hospital. He has to go in and do an emergency apendectomy on a 9 yr old. He tells the hospital to call his daughter Melanie - she wants to observe. Chloe tells him it was nice of him to think of Melanie. Daniel is just trying to be a good dad. He leaves. Chloe calls Philip.
Maggie's house: Philip and Melanie are in the kitchen. Mel tells him about Brady drinking. She thinks he and Arianna broke up for good now he's got some weird thing going on with Nicole. That got her thinking. Philip - About what? She kisses him. Melanie gets a text about observing an apendectomy - she rushes upstairs to get dressed. Philip gets a call from Chloe. She tells him that both Melanie and Daniel have to go to the hospital. He knows - Melanie is getting dressed. Chloe asks if he can come over because she's a wreck and he's the only one she can talk to about this.
Kiriakis mansion - Part 1: Brady comes in from having a swim and pours himself a drink which Victor comments about. Brady makes it clear he doesn't want to hear anything about him drinking. Victor - So she drove you to drink. Brady asks why everything he does has to be about a woman. Victor - Because they're the ones that drive us to drink. Brady isn't the one that married Vivian. Victor says no but you almost married Arianna Hernandez. Thank God you came to your senses and got out of that. Are you celebrating? No. Victor surmises it must be Hope - that teeny, tiny woman knocked him out and branded him. No, it's not Hope. Victor realises it's Nicole. What did she do to drive him to drink? Victor stops Brady from walking out of the room. He concedes Brady's point about his life being none of his business but if one of his crazy ex-wives did something to hurt him it becomes his problem. Brady can handle it. Victor thought that too except Nicole is a mythical she-monster that can change shapes. She may look like a lion or she may look like a goat but she still breathes fire. Brady knows her better than Victor does ... Victor - But you thought it would be different for you. The world is a bunch of suckers to Nicole and don't you forget it. Thank god you saw that gold-digging slut for what ... Brady stops him - don't talk like that about her. Victor - Oh good God. You still have feelings for her.
Cheatin' Heart: Nicole tells Rafe for an FBI agent he's pretty easy to read. How about if she tells him what he's thinking about and he buys the next round. Rafe points out he bought this one. Nicole asks if he's in or out. He's in. Go for it - what am I thinking. Nicole is sorry to say that he's an open book. It's Sami. He's drowning her sorrows because he lost her to EJ. Rafe tells her she's wrong. He's actually here celebrating. He's not going to talk about Sami with her. Nicole - No? Too much of a guy to talk about your feelings? Rafe isn't the type of guy to make small talk with the woman who put Sami through hell. Nicole - So you're still in love with her. Then why did he say he was celebrating. He is - his sister isn't going to prison for a crime she didn't commit. Nicole says Hope's confession took a lot of people off the hook. Rafe - What people? Nicole - Don't tell me you weren't trying to pin the muggings on anyone but your sainted sister. Rafe scoffs - Please. His sister paid the price anyway - she lost Brady over that whole deal. Nicole states that Brady is not in love with Arianna; that's why they're not together. Brady broke it off with Arianna because he realised he's in love with me. Rafe - Then why are you sitting here having drinks with me? Nicole - Because I blew it just like you did. Rafe tells her they have nothing in common. Nicole - Really. Then tell me when was the last time you were truly happy. Silence. Nicole - I rest my case. Rafe gets a call from Tim - the lab did their best with the disk Nicole sent her mother. Rafe asks if he listened to it. Tim feels that Rafe did all the leg work so he should listen to it first. He hopes it's enough to nail EJ DiMera. So does Rafe - he's running out of time. Rafe puts some money on the table to cover the tab. Nicole asks if he got a break on a big case. Rafe - With any luck ... Nicole tells him he can't leave without telling her the secret to true happiness. Rafe reminds her that she said he didn't know what it is. Nicole is sure he has a theory - lay it on me. Rafe - You don't make a move without thinking about what it'll get you. Most of the time it doesn't work out. That's why you lost Brady. You lied, you planned, you schemed and you figured out a way to get him away from my sister. Nicole - So what do I with all this bad karma. Rafe - Maybe once in your life you do something because it's the right thing to do. He leaves. Nicole pulls the disk out of purse. Brady hates EJ and this is EJ admitting he stole his own baby - that would make Brady really happy and I'd be doing the right thing. Then EJ would find out and have me arrested for blackmailing him and then Sami would have me arrested for trying to cover up what EJ did. No wonder I never do the right thing - it's a bitch!
DiMera mansion: Pod Sami + the dull sociopath = being put into a stupor. To avoid a coma-like trance the FF button was used. Stefano and Kate get the news of the impending marriage from hell. (I paused FF long enough to see if they'd change the subject - no luck). There was a short conversation between EJ & Stefano that I watched. EJ is confident that his part in Sydney's kidnapping will not come out ... Can't wait until Rafe takes him down!
Daniel & Chloe's apt - Part 2: Steph listens as Philip comes over complaining that he doesn't like meeting here. Chloe knows but it seems she has way to many run-ins when she does anything away from here. Philip - Like Stephanie. Chloe says that's one of the reasons she called - don't you think she was acting funny. Philip says she did ask him why he was with her and not with Melanie so he told her they ran into each other. If anyone asks Chloe will tell them the same thing. God she hates this. Daniel is dying to tell people she's pregnant so she had to agree. What if he's telling people right now that he's going to be a father and this baby turns out to be yours. Cue Steph looking crushed. Chloe tells Philip she got a message from St. Mary's; they're going to have the results tomorrow which is her birthday. It's either going to be the best one she ever had or the worst. Phil thought she used another name. She did - Dana Scott but she gave her real cell number because her message doesn't have her name in it. Philip cautions her that this can't screw up. She knows - does he think Stephanie is on to something. Philip assures her he'll take care of it. Chloe says if this baby is his it doesn't really matter what Stephanie knows because she'll lose Daniel and his marriage will be over. Philip had himself convinced that even if the truth came out they could convince Daniel and Melanie to forgive them. Chloe - Put yourself in their position - would you forgive us? Philip shakes his head no. Now Daniel and Melanie are so close - she thinks the sun rises and sets on Daniel. Chloe says Daniel feels the same away about Melanie - he'd never forgive her for hurting Melanie. Philip - Same with Melanie. She'd go right back to Nathan. Steph cries. Chloe says Daniel is so excited about this baby - she shows Philip Daniel's christening gown - he wants his baby to wear it. Chloe wants to get out of here - suddenly with the results coming tomorrow she can't breathe in here. They leave. Steph comes out of the closet - she already has Philip as the father of the baby - even he thinks Melanie is going to go running back to Nathan. I'm going to lose him. Think - do something. She calls St. Mary's hospital and tells them the PR dept needs more information on the patient at St Mary's that Dr. Jonas worked with - do they have a reciprocal agreement where her password would work to access their records? Great. She heads out.
Brady Pub: Daniel and Mel grab a table. Apparently a nervous intern on his first rotation in the ER mistook a soccer injury for a hot appendix. Melanie wouldn't be surprised if Stephanie put him up to calling him. Dan points out she's in Admin. Mel shrugs - Wouldn't stop her from ruining someone's day. Dan thought they were friends. Mel says not anymore. Dan asks if that is because of something Stephanie did or that she doesn't like that Steph is with Nathan. If she's not over Nathan... Mel assures him she is - she couldn't be happier. She has Philip, him and Carly and this white picket fence she used to think was only for other people. There's only one thing that could potentially screw it up. At first she rejected the idea of switching hospitals but then she thought about it some more. While she would love to work with them she thinks people would think she only got the job because of who her parents are. She has an interview with St. Mary's this afternoon - if they offer her the position and she accepts will he be okay with that. Dan says if that's what she wants she should do it. That's what the manual says she should be doing at this stage - you are defining yourself as a separate entity. I'm proud of you. Mel has to go. Dan tells her that having a new baby doesn't change how happy he is to be her dad. They hug. Outside the pub Daniel stops to look at a bracelet he bought - She'll like it. Today is going to be a great day.
Rafe's FBI office - Part 1: Rafe comes in and Tim hands Rafe the disk. The lab didn't get much. Rafe takes it to his computer - They don't know what they're looking for, I do. Tim points out that it still has to be recognisable by a jury if he wants to make a case. Rafe knows. Tim wishes him luck and leaves the office. Rafe is frustrated by the poor quality - all of a sudden he hears EJ's voice clearly - I can't believe I did that. I must have been out of my mind. I was just so angry at you ... Rafe - You were out of your mind when you did what EJ? Rafe pulls the disk out of the drive. He pieces it together. Somehow Nicole manages to tape EJ - tape him saying he paid Anna to kidnap Sydney. She blackmails EJ knowing that he'll do anything to hold on to Sami. She's smart so she makes more than one copy of the CD so as not to get whacked. She sends one to her mother ... I've got to find one of the other CD's. I've got to find it before Sami marries her baby's kidnapper.
Kiriakis mansion - Part 2: Brady answers the door - it's Nicole. What do you want? Nicole wants him to come with her to the police station. She's going to tell them how she got the money. She's turning herself in. Brady asks why he should believe her. Because she's doing this for him. She loves him and wants him back. If that means going back to prison to prove it to him - she'll do it. Brady - So you admit you took the money illegally. Nicole lies to him. It had something to with her job. She's doing a story on this big developer in town - he's cutting corners, not doing things up to code. When he found out what she was doing he offered her money. She took it to prove that he was offering bribes. She knew the chance she was taking. She didn't tell him for the same reasons she was afraid to go to the police
- she could end up wearing cement shoes. She knows what she did was stupid but she wanted the story. Brady tells her she needs to give him one good reason why he should believe her. Nicole says with her track record she can't but her producer can. Just call him - he'll tell you I'm not lying. She asks him to please call the station and verify her story. They won't lie to him - Victor would have them killed. Brady does what Nicole hoped he would - He's not calling them. She asks if that means he believes her. He doesn't know why she didn't tell him this in the first place. She claims she was scared. She wants him back. Can't they go back to the way it was before he found out about the money. She promises to play it his way - she'll go to the police if that's what he wants. Even if that means she goes back to prison - just tell me you still love me. Her cell rings - it's nobody - she turns her phone off. She tells Brady that he got her through the worst things that ever happened to her. When he told her it was over ... watching him walk out that door ... it was like the earth crumbled beneath her feet. She can't lose him ... she knows he doesn't want to lose her either ... they belong together, don't they? Brady tells her she drives him nuts - they kiss.
Waterfront: Philip asks Chloe if she's sure Carly will tell Daniel if the baby's not his. Chloe says if she doesn't tell him Carly will make her tell him. Tomorrow they could lose everything. Philip - Not everything. We may find out we made a baby together and we'll raise that baby together no matter what else happens. Chloe says he's right - that's not nothing. She thanks him. He was that guy in high school she had such a big crush on. She could never have imagined that he'd end up being her best friend. They hug.
St Mary's Hospital: Stephanie skulks around the nurse's station. The nurse gets a call - they have report now. She leaves the desk unattended. Stephanie gets on the computer and uses her password. Maybe Chloe's results came in early and I'll know the baby daddy before she does. Melanie walks up - What are you doing here?
Rafe's FBI office - Part 2: Rafe puts down his phone - You can turn off your phone if you want Nicole but you're about to find out I can be a bigger son of a bitch than EJ DiMera.
Preview: Stephane talking to herself - I have to find out whose baby Chloe is carrying. Rafe to ??? - I need Nicole to roll on EJ. Pod Sami with the sociopath to Caroline and Roman - I've decided to accept EJ's proposal.
Wednesday Aug 18
Courtroom - Part 1: Bo tells Hope that since she is pleading guilty they need to go to Plan B. When she asks him what that is he tells her to trust him. Julie rants - Where do you get off asking if she can trust you when you're the reason she's stuck in here. Doug reminds her the question was for Hope but Julie continues - You abandoned your marriage; you bring another woman into your home. No wonder she went off the deep end! It's all because of you Bo and the things you did to her. I suppose we should be grateful that you didn't walk in here with Carly on your arm. Doug tells her to stop - Bo is here to help. Julie continues - Now he cares. Well somebody better because she's given up. Look at her. She wants to plead guilty. She doesn't want any defence whatsoever. You really want to help her - give her a reason to fight.
Isabella's crypt: Brady puts some flowers in the container. He wishes he knew his mom - he'd have someone to remember then. Sometimes he feels that if she were still here his life would be a little different.
DiMera mansion:In a nutshell - EJ has sex on his mind; Sami has Rafe on her mind.
Cheatin' Heart: Nicole kind of likes sitting on Rafe's lap - she asks if he'd mind if she hung out here for a minute or two or three. It's fine by Rafe - they kiss. Nicole comes up for air - Wow - What was that? Arianna asks the same question. Are you out of your freakin' mind? She thought she saw it all but she shows up and Rafe is making out with the nut job that destroyed her life and Brady's. She asks Nicole how she does it - just make the guys fall into her arms. Nicole chuckles - Actually she kind of fell into Rafe's. Ari thinks this isn't about wonder bitch - it's about the other woman that sucked him into her life. This is about Sami - it's always about Sami right? Nicole points out that Sami isn't there. Ari - You wanna bet? She thinks there's only one explanation for Rafe making out with the one woman Sami hates the most ... Rafe recalls his theory about Nicole blackmailing EJ ... He tells Ari to put a sock in it. Ari asks if he thought Sami would see them making out and tell him she loves him. Is that what's going on here? Rafe tells her it's none of her business. Ari says fine - she's going to get a drink. She sits at the bar. Nicole asks Rafe if it's true that he's just being nice to her to make Sami jealous. Ari watches and listens as Rafe apologises to Nicole. Rafe tells Nicole that he and Sami are a lot like her and Brady. Nicole - Complicated. Rafe agrees and now the two of them are left out waiting at the curb like a pile of trash wondering what hit us. Nicole feels so lost at times. So does Rafe because Sami turned his life into a total train wreck just like Brady did to her. Nicole - Because I was bad. Rafe says yeah you did bad things. Who doesn't? Nicole - You. You're the perfect guy - you never do anything for the wrong reasons. Rafe says maybe - with that being said she can't believe a word his sister said about sticking it to Sami - he wouldn't do that. Nicole doesn't know what to believe. Rafe thinks it's because she's drinking too much. He suggests getting out of here - he'll make sure she gets back to her place safely. They leave as does Ari.
Brady Pub - Part 1: Adrienne is surprised when Justin tells her Hope is going to be sentenced this afternoon. She wonders where all that hate and anger came from and why didn't anyone spot it. Justin has no idea but he admits it got him thinking about the two of them and their life together. Everything was great. Adrienne agrees. Justin - Where did we go wrong?
Courtroom - Part 2: Justin and Abe walk into the courtroom. Hope asks Bo what they're doing here. Bo shrugs - Why shouldn't they be here? Court is now in session - Judge Karen Fitzpatrick presiding. Beverly Jenkins for the people; Jeoffrey Shields for the defence. For the record the judge would like to here the guilty plea from the defendant. Hope rises - Yes I'm guilty Your Honour. The judge asks Mr. Shields why these names have been added to the witness list. He tells her they are character witnesses for Detective Brady. The prosecutor comments that victims as character witnesses has to be a first. She wants a continuance. Both Hope and the judge say no. Ms. Jenkins then withdraws the plea agreement that had been reached - 10 years with time off for good behaviour in exchange for a guilty plea. Jeff cries foul but the judge informs him that the D.A. can change her mind just like his defendant can. She asks Hope if she wants to do that. No, I'm guilty Your Honour. Ms Jenkins asks that defendant receive the full sentence for her crimes - 30 years without possibility of parole. She lists Hopes crimes - are they to give a stiff sentence to a criminial off the streets that commits a string of violent crimes but show leniency to a police detective. Arianna enters the courtroom. The DA demands a full accounting - 30 years in prison without the possibility of parole. The judge asks Mr. Shield besides what was in his brief can he give one good reason why Mrs. Brady should be granted leniency. He stammers and fumbles through his papers. Justin stands up - Yes, your Honour; I can. Justin is on the stand now - I've known and admired Hope Brady for over twenty years. Mr. Shields - And yet you were one of her victims. Justin - Yes I was which in my opinion speaks volumes to her psychological state. The DA objects. The judge overrules her - The witness is stating his opinion not offering expert witness testimony. Justin continues - I think it's important to remember that Hope had an accomplice in these attacks; Dr. Richard Baker who has refused to testify against her. And yet Hope, despite the fact she doesn't remember anything she did has stepped forward and accepted full responsibility for her actions and has shown an amazing amount of remorse. Mr. Shields asks if it's his testimony that Ms Brady should go free. No. I don't think she should. To release her would be a mistake but Your Honour if you're considering what's best for Salem, Salem needs Hope Brady to come back. If you're considering what's best for her family, her family needs her to come back. And if you're considering what her victims want; we want her to receive the best possible treatment so that she can truly come back to us. Abe is now on the stand. I worked with Hope for many years in the Salem Police Dept. She is truly one of Salem's finest. Shields - And you were one of Ms. Brady's victims, correct? Yes and I will be a victim again if my friend is buried by the system. Hope has already lost so much. She faces a long recovery process. I'm not alone when I say that she's a victim in this herself. I hope the court will understand that. When he's done Arianna gets up - she'd like a chance to say something.
On the witness stand Ari states her name. I was also one of Hope Brady's victims. She falsely accused me of the crimes that she's pleaded guilty to today. First of all I just want to say that I understand why Hope Brady's friends and family are here asking for leniency. Prison is a horrible place; I know because I've been there. I went to prison because I used and sold drugs willingly but I didn't get to use that in my defence; it would have been laughed out of court. I was sentenced, I did time and believe me I learned from what I did. Now I'd like to think that if it were me sitting at that defence table today I'd get the same treatment as Hope Brady - justice should be blind, right? I mean there a lot of people in this room that devoted their lives to making this system work. And while I feel for Hope Brady if the system is going to work than it needs to treat her the same as it treated me. You do the crime, you do the time. The judge says the court has heard from both sides and it's now up to her to render a decision. Hope's lawyer gets up when Bo pokes him - The defence calls Commissioner Bo Brady. Bo is on the stand - This whole process is about her guilt so I need you to know that I am as responsible for what happened as my wife. Hope says that's not true. The judge tells Bo he'll need to explain that. Bo - For the number of years that we've been together and the things that have happened to us we have a had an amazing marriage. But our daughter was kidnapped a few months ago and after we got her back we had some demons to deal with and Hope decided that she needed to take our daughter and move out of our house and that was how she was going to but the pieces together. Except I didn't know this was a temporary arrangement. I felt that she had moved on with her life and my mistake was that I moved on with mine and that hurt her deeply and my wife's world fell apart. So to answer Ms. Hernandez's statement about doing the crime my wife went to a medical professional because she was having trouble sleeping. And that was affecting her being a good mother and a good law enforcement officer. She was prescribed a pill, a pill that should ... a pill that turned her world upside down without her even knowing it. She didn't buy and sell and illegal drugs. She was a victim in this as much as everyone else like the Mayor said and that should be reflected in her sentence. The judge asks if that's all. Bo has one more point. I'd like you to know and my wife to know that no matter what happens today I will be there for you for whatever you need. I'll be there for you. The judge tells Mr. Shields the rather endless parade of character witnesses began to wear thin. The testimony of Ms. Hernandez struck her as clear example of how this case should be viewed - equal justice under the law. But as the testimony kept coming I realised this guilty plea required a different perspective. Clearly Mrs. Brady you are not a hardened criminal therefore I am sentencing you to the Salem County Correctional Facility for a period of two years. There you will receive psychiatric treatment and be allowed visitations with your daughter as your therapist sees fit. This case is concluded. Hope hugs Doug and Julie. Doug says this is a new beginning - a frest start and it's only going to get better from here on. Hope thanks them for everything. Bo tells Hope he's sorry. She points out she could have gotten 30 years but she got 2 because of him. Julie asks him what he has to be sorry for - he did save the day. Bo - I'm sorry I wasn't there.
Brady Pub - Part 2: Sami comes into the pub and asks Brian if her Grandmother is here. No ... she notices Brady drinking and walks up to him - Brady Black, is that a beer in your hand? Brady - Is that an engagement ring on yours? She asks him how many beer he's had. A few - what's it to her. Sami points out that he's the one that talks about how important sobriety is. He tells her it's not cocaine - it's a beer. He's celebrating getting that last frickin' monkey off his back. He's done with Nicole. Sami didn't know he was with her again. What did she do? Brady says she lies - she opens her mouth and the lies come out. She's going to be in Statesville again within a month or two. He sees Sami smiling - Get that smirk off your face Sami Brady because you're no different than she is. Sami starts walking away but stops when Brady says - Your addiction isn't lies, it's EJ DiMera. 'Cause when you marry him you're going to be in a lot worse place than prison. Sami gets snarky - he's worse than her Dad and her grandmother put together. Brady likes them - that's good company to be in. Sami states that she knows what she's doing. Brady - You don't know what the hell you're doing Sami. You're marrying into a family of liars and killers - that'll be fun, huh? You'll be as happy as a clam in that. Sami - Nicole really did a number on you, didn't she? Brady - When I left town a couple of years ago you were a spoiled, rotten brat and then when I came back you were new and improved. You were better because you had just met Rafe. But you just couldn't handle it. You totally blew it - you screwed it up. You went back to being the same old Sami - I'm Sami Brady and I'm proud of being screwed up. You need to think about what you're doing. Are you marrying EJ because you love him or because you're just afraid to be alone. He throws some money on the table. Have a beer on me sweetie - you're going to need it. He walks out.
Nicole's place - Part 1: Nicole stumbles into the door - Rafe helps her. He gives her a little kiss - how about a nightcap? Nicole says no. First of all it's not night time and second - what do you want from me Rafe? Rafe - Damned if I know. I wanted Sami and Sydney and a family - that whole thing got flushed down the toilet. He says they're similar in that way. She wanted EJ, Sydney and a family. That didn't exactly work out - it turned out you wanted Brady. Nicole snaps - Now all that's gone. What am I going to do? Rafe tells her to just do what he's doing - live in the moment. Right now is all we got, right? Nicole agrees. She tells him to come in - it's nightcap time. Nicole pours them straight vodka. Rafe brings up Sydney again - she means the world to both of them. Rafe gets a call - it's from Sami. He ignores it. He tells Nicole FBI guys need a break too when she asks if he's supposed to do that. Nicole thinks this is weird - him here drinking in her dumpy apartment - there must be an angle she's missing because of the booze. Rafe just wants to be with a woman tonight who's easy going, care-free, uncomplicated. Nicole - And I'm not complicated. Rafe says but you're Nicole. You know what you want, when you want it and how to get it ... it's not like you're going around double dealing and lying to my face. Nicole reminds him that she's told a lie or two. He knows but she doesn't pretend that she doesn't. He likes that. They banter and flirt. Nicole finds his interest hard to believe so he's going to have to prove it - take off your clothes.
Courtroom - Part 3: Hope and Abe hug - she can't thank them enough - the both of them - Justin is there. She hugs Justin. He tells her to take care of herself and get well. She will. Julie and Doug come to her. Doug says she'll be home soon. Julie - And we'll be waiting for you. Doug tells her they'll bring Ciara every chance they get. Julie tells her to be strong - just think that every minute that goes by you're that much closer to coming home. I love you. Hope hugs Doug - I love you. Hope goes to Bo - I guess this is goodbe. Bo - No, not goodbye. See you soon Fancy Face.
Brady Pub - Part 3: Outside the pub Sami leaves Rafe a third email. She knows he probably doesn't want to talk to her right now but she really wants him to call her back - it's important and I think you won't regret it. Ari passes her on her way into the pub. Sami stops her and asks if she knows where her brother is. Ari - She saw him earlier and she bets he's at Nicole's place right now. She goes inside the pub. Sami - Nicole's place? OMG He got the evidence. I bet he's arresting her right now. OMG - I've got to see this.
Nicole's place - Part 2: Nicole is sensing a little hesitation. Maybe he doesn't want her as bad as he thinks he does. Rafe - Think again. He starts unbuttoning his shirt.
Preview: Vivian to Gus - I have a plan to keep that phoney out of Victor's life once and for all. EJ to Arianna - Samantha and I are getting married. Nicole watching Sami watching her and Rafe embrace.
Thursday Aug 19
Nicole's place - Part 1: As Rafe is unbuttoning his shirt Nicole feels like she needs some dollar bills. Rafe stops - he can't do this. Nicole knew he was messing with her the whole time - he was trying to make Sami jealous. Rafe denies this. Nicole accuses him of using her. Rafe feels that it's more a case of her using him. Nicole asks how. Rafe's only motive was to be her friend. He really needed one tonight and he thought she did too but she wanted to make it someone else. Nicole claims this was a test to see how far he'd take this little charade of his and he failed. Rafe asks if a charade was it all was to her because he thought they had a connection. He guesses she just wanted something physical. He understands that she's suspicious of him - they haven't exactly been friends. Nicole says that's because he's always trying to put her behind bars. Rafe states that was before but he's seen a different side of her lately. His life has been in shambles so he realised that maybe he hasn't been fair to her. He gets that she doesn't trust him. From what he's heard men have used her her whole life. She deserves better than that. Nicole asks why he suddenly wants to be with her. Rafe didn't say he did. Nicole reminds him that he said she deserved better. Rafe scoffs - The way he's managed to wreck things lately he doesn't think he's better. Nicole - You're a hell of lot better than EJ. Rafe says he's screwed up so many things lately. Nicole feels that is because he was trying to help Sami because he thought he was in love with her. People do nutty things when they're in love - she has first hand experience. Rafe says that even when he proved what was going on with Sydney he was so angry with her but he could see in her eyes that she loved that baby and EJ. That's what made you do all those crazy things. Nicole doesn't want to talk about that - she's tired of being unhappy. So is Rafe. Nicole says it would be refreshing not to be unhappy - she just has a hard time trusting. Rafe thinks this may be a mistake because they've both been drinking. He's going to go. He's sorry. Nicole tells him to wait. Even though the circumstances aren't perfect she thinks she'd like to give them a chance. He asks if she's sure. Yes. Where do we start? Rafe - Here. He kisses her.
Kiriakis mansion: Vivian is on the phone when Gus comes in. He likes to see her smiling again. Vivian has stopped being the victim - she's going to be the victimizer. Gus presumes this is about Maggie Horton. Vivian has a plan to get that sanctimonious phony out of Victor's life once and for all.
Hospital - Part 1: Victor greets Maggie and asks her what she's doing. She's looking at a list of therapist's. She told Bo she'd research them for him. Victor tells her that if the state won't cover it he'll take care of the cost. Maggie is sure that isn't necessary. Victor knows that Hope has her own resources but he likes to do whatever he can. She's family. Over the years she's earned his love and respect; when someone does that they're always part of his life - he'd never abandon them.
Waterfront: Sami is salivating at the possibility of seeing Nicole in handcuffs but realises then it's not like Rafe is going to have time to talk. Roman comes along and comments that she was in deep thought. She was deciding whether she should do something or not. Roman states that if it's whether or not to marry EJ DiMera - don't. What about Rafe Hernandez? Sami reminds him they've discussed that. Roman knows but she hasn't been straight with him. Sami admits she was on her way to see Rafe. She thought maybe they could talk. She doesn't know how this time is going to be different. Every time they see each other they fight. Either she says something to get under his skin or he says something that makes her mad. Roman tells her to be open and honest with him about how she feels. Maybe it will be different this time. Sami fantasizes about arriving at Nicole's apartment just as Rafe has handcuffed Nicole. He tells Sami he's arresting Nicole for kidnapping Sydney. Nicole reminds him she was pardoned. Rafe tells her the Governor changed his mind; she's going back to prison. Nicole calls him a bastard and accuses him of being behind this whole thing. Yes he was - he tells Sami he did it for her; to prove how much he loves her. Sami loves him so much. Rafe - You're not going to marry EJ, are you? Sami pushes Nicole aside - No. I love you. You're the only man I'll ever love - she kisses Rafe passionately. End fantasy - Maybe you're right Dad. Maybe this time will be different. Roman wishes her luck - he hopes she works things out with Rafe. So does she. Either way she needs to know for sure that things could never work out. Roman hopes things work out the opposite.
DiMera mansion - Part 1: EJ calls Nicole and leaves her a message threatening her to keep her mouth shut or else. He decides he'd feel more like a man if he threatened her in person so he heads to the door only to find Arianna about to knock. He tells her this is not a good time - he's just going out. When she asks him where he's going he lies and says he has a meeting. She reminds him they have a meeting now but they can reschedule. He tells her no it's fine - he invites her in. Ari is looking at the papers and asks EJ to summarize everything. He tells her the two copies are the same thing. When they both sign the documents essentially the Salem Police Department will remove the arrest from her record. In return for them doing that she agrees not to sue them for wrongful arrest. Ari signs happy to get freedom back. The nightmare is over. She guesses she'll never understand why Hope decided to frame her. Of course EJ doesn't tell her who really framed her. Ari goes on to say he always believed in her innocence. She couldn't have asked for a better lawyer. EJ says she could have asked for a lawyer that remembered when they had a meeting. Ari tells him it will take a lot more than that to knock him off the pedestal she has him on. EJ can help with that - he and Samantha are getting married. EJ supposes she thinks he's making a mistake - that Sami should be with her brother. Ari assures him that Rafe has moved on. She congratulates him and wishes that they'll both be very happy. EJ comments that she's not usually this sincerity challenged. Ari just thinks that Sami is kind of like a train wreck. She hurt her brother - she doesn't want to see the same thing happen to him.
Brady Pub - Part 1: Stefano, Kate and Will are at a table. Kate asks Will if his project for DiMera Enterprises is going fine. It is. She sees the look between Stefano and Will and asks about it. Stefano tells her that Will wanted Chad Woods to work with him but he didn't approve. Will figured that Chad could use the distraction what with his mom and all. He can't begin to understand what Chad is going through - now he's turned anti-social and isn't returning any of his calls. Kate feels that Chad has had a lot to deal with lately - he'll get back in touch when he's ready. Will asks if she doesn't think it's bad that he's so isolated - he spends a lot of time by the lake by himself. Stefano tells him not to worry - Chad is young, he'll bounce back. Right Katherine? Kate is very distracted - she finally says yes - Chad will bounce back and be fine. Kate excuses herself - she's going to get some air.
Beach - Part 1: Kate greets Chad and tells him she was thinking about the terrible blow-up he had with his dad; has he talked to him? Not since he left for Chicago. He's been calling and leaving messages but so far nothing. Kate says he's probably overwhelmed with work. Chad doesn't think so. His dad is the only family he has and he's treating him like he doesn't exist. He hates him. He hates him so much that he wishes to God he wasn't his father. Chad apologises for dumping on her. Kate says there's no need to apologise. She just wishes she could do something for him. Maybe she could call his Dad and try and talk some sense into him. Chad doesn't think that's a good idea. His dad believes he's responsible for his mom's death and no one can tell him otherwise. Kate thinks that is insane because he needs him now more than ever and Chad needs his Dad. Chad - You don't always get what you want. He tells her to have a good night and leaves. Kate recalls a conversation she had with Madeline. What's curious to her is her obsession with protecting this one secret yet ... Madeline asks why it's curious that she wouldn't want her son to know about something she is very ashamed of herself. Did Kate think her children would love and respect her just the same regardless of the fact she used to be a whore. Kate thinks she's missing the point entirely. What she is curious about is why this other secret doesn't seem to concern her not nearly the same way. To her that's the real show-stopper - if her husband finds out his son is not really his son - if Chad finds out the truth that he's really Stefano DiMera's son. Madeline is adamant that he'll never find out. Neither of them can ever know - it would destroy them both. No one can ever know. Kate mutters - Sorry Chad.
Hospital - Part 2: Victor tells Maggie that when he first heard about Hope he was blinded by anger but thanks to her he's sees it differently. Losing Bo to Carly almost destroyed her. Viv walks up - She agrees. It's dreadful what that woman did to poor, demented Hope. Maggie warns her not to talk about Hope that way. Viv says Hope has been ripped from her family and her poor husband has been devastated by that. Fortunately she's found a way to ease Victor's pain. He asks Viv if she's planning on filing for divorce. No, he's stuck with her. Victor was afraid of that. Viv made reservations at Chez Francois - no offence to your little hole in the wall. Maggie - None taken. Victor isn't going anywhere - he was in the middle of a conversation with Maggie. Maggie says clearly his wife has gone through a lot of trouble to plan something special so she'll say goodnight. Victor tell Viv he'll listen to what she has to say but he's not joining her for dinner. Viv was thinking about how upset he's been about Hope's incarceration. After all Hope is like a daughter to him and that got her thinking about his actual daugher. Isabella is buried in such a non-descript manner in one of those niches in the Kiriakis mausoleum. Doesn't he think she deserves better than that? She was thinking of buying a sarcophagus and putting it smack dab in the middle of the mausoleum - something grand and beautiful but tasteful. Victor - You're nothing if not tasteful Vivian. Viv thinks it's important for the family and everyone to know how beloved Isabella was. Victor asks why she wants to do this. Because she loves him and would do anything for him - she looks over at Maggie who is behind the nurse's station.
Nicole's place - Part 2: Nicole likes his style - it's getting hot in here. Rafe takes off her blouse. They kiss - Nicole removes his shirt. Sami watches through the window - she's completely crushed. Nicole sees Sami and turns the heat up a notch.
Beach - Part 2: Lexie greets Kate - she has Theo and Ciara with her. After Kate talks to Theo she asks Ciara how she is. Ciara misses her Mommy. Kate asks Lexie given her father's health issues does she think he's able to handle unexpected, unpleasant news. Lexie tells the kids to stay where she can see them. She asks Kate if she's talking about EJ marrying Sami. Yes, she knows that Stefano knows about the marriage but she's a little worried about Sami - perhaps there could be trouble. Would the stress be bad for him? Lexie thinks he'll be fine as long as he remembers to take his insulin, stay away from alcohol, watch his diet. Kate is on top of all that. Lexie really appreciates that. Kate comments that Lexie has deep affection for Stefano in spite of all the trouble between them. Lexie says he's good to Theo. She tries to see the best in him for Theo's sake as well as her own. She's tired of the drama - she just wants them all to get along. Kate asks her how it felt when she first found out Stefano was her father. Did she ever wish it was otherwise? Lexie replies that her father is a part of her life and Theo's - that will never change. But given his questionable morals, the things he's done - how can I be proud to be his daughter. The truth is there are days where I wish he wasn't my biological father - when I feel ashamed actually and I wish I had never learned the truth.
Brady Pub - Part 2: Stefano is very proud of the work Will has done on the project. He gets a call - he steps away to take it. Chad comes in - Will asks him where he's been. He's left him a lot of messages. Chad is sorry - he's just been having a tough time at home. He and his dad aren't talking. He left for Chicago and he hasn't heard from him since. Will is sorry. Chad tells him he can't work on that project - his head isn't in the right place. Will says it's for the best - he nods in Stefano's direction. Chad gets it - Mr. DiMera didn't want him working on the project. He tells Will he doesn't have to make excuses for Stefano - he knows how Stefano feels about him - he blows him off whenever he sees him. The one thing Chad worries about is his dad not talking to him - he could care less about Stefano DiMera. Will asks if he'd like to catch a movie or something. Chad says maybe another time. When Stefano returns Chad heads to the bar. Stefano asks Will what he and Chad were talking about. Will - You and why you don't like him. Is there some reason he doesn't like Chad? Stefano says Chad has been raised by untrustworthy people and like the old saying goes the apple doesn't fall far from the tree. Will knows but Chad's mother is dead now and his father has abandoned him. He's completely alone and he wants to help. Stefano tells Will he has a generous heart and he admires him for that but Chad Woods is not their problem.
DiMera mansion - Part 2: EJ assures Ari that Samantha won't hurt him - he's touched by her concern. Ari says he's been good to her - why wouldn't she care. Sami comes in slamming the door and yelling for EJ. When she sees Ari there she says she's going upstairs. EJ asks what's wrong - nothing. Ari decides it's time to leave. After she goes Sami lies to EJ telling him she loves him and doesn't want to wait to get married - let's do it tomorrow. EJ agrees - tomorrow night at this time they'll be husband and wife.
Nicole's place - Part 3: Rafe looks back at the window and asks Nicole what she's looking at. Nicole says nothing. She's going to go freshen up. She takes her purse into the washroom with her. Nicole comes out in a robe. Now that she's sobered up a little she thinks she should get some sleep alone. Rafe tells her that's no problem. He puts on his shirt - they should do this again sometimes. Nicole says definitely - it was really nice to talk to him. He's a great guy. Rafe hugs her - he'll see her. Nicole stops him - on second thought she'd like some company. Maybe he could just hold her. Sure, he can do that. They lie down on the bed - Rafe holds her until she falls asleep. He quietly gets out of bed and gets Nciole's purse from the bathroom. he pulls out the CD and smiles.
Preview: Sami looking at herself in the mirror - I'm doing the right thing. I know I am. EJ mumbling to himself - Nicole you better not screw this up for me this time. Nicole to Rafe when she sees what he's holding; she lunges at him - You son of a bitch. Rafe - Whoa. Whoa. Whoa.
Friday Aug 20
DiMera mansion - Part 1: Kate and Stefano are surprised to find out from EJ that the reason the living room is all decorated is because he and Sami are getting married today. They want to know why they're getting married so suddenly - is Sami pregnant. No. It's just the sociopath and his dad now - Stefano doesn't understand what the bloody hurry is. EJ lies - it's because he loves her and she loves him. Stefano - Without a worry in the world? EJ says there may be something but it's nothing they're going to worry about today. Stefano goes to call Judge Fitzpatrick. EJ paces muttering idle threats against Nicole - You're not going to screw this up for me this time.
Upstairs Sami hangs up what has to be the ugliest wedding dress in history on the mirror. She looks in the mirror and recalls seeing Rafe and Nicole kissing. She tells herself she knows she's doing the right thing. (Yup - because getting married to one man because the man you really love won't stoop to your low level and play your stupid games is always a good reason to get married!) Will knocks on the door - when was she going to tell him - when she was walking down the aisle? Sami tells him they just decided last night and he wasn't home. Why is he so mad - he knew it was happening. He didn't know it would be today. Why the hurry? Sami says there is no hurry it's just there's no reason to wait. It will be official and the kids will be so happy. If there's no reason to wait it helps her see that everything is very clear. Will asks what that means? Pod Sami - That EJ loves me; he's the only one that does. Will asks about Grandpa and Grandma Caroline. Sami hasn't told them and she isn't going to tell them until after. She doesn't want to deal with them trying to talk her out of it. She would like him to be there - she was going to ask him to walk her down the aisle - give her away. Will reminds her that is what Grandpa Roman is supposed to be doing but he's not invited because you don't want him to talk you out of it. Sami gets that he doesn't want to be a part of it. Will is trying to make sense of this. People get married usually because they love each other. But hey, you and EJ might have your own little definition of love. Sami gets that he doesn't understand why she's marrying EJ. She hopes he will some day because she and EJ have two kids together and she loves him for that. And more importantly he loves me and he needs me. Will hopes they are happy. He'll walk her down the aisle.
Daniel & Chloe's apt - Part 1: Daniel wakes Chloe up with a red rose. He wishes her a happy birthday - they kiss. Dan promises to give her the best birthday she ever had. Chloe recalls making arrangements with Carly to go and get the results of the paternity test. Dan asks her what's wrong - she just went pale. She tells him she was feeling a bit queasy - it's passing. She thought he had a super early shift this morning. Dan informs her that he got the whole day off. That is the first of a few big birthday surprises he has planned. Chloe is dying to open a present now. Dan tells her it's her day so she gets anything she wants. When he goes to get her a gift she starts looking for her phone. Chloe opens the door to Carly who tells her they're supposed to be at St. Mary's getting the test results. Chloe tells her she doesn't understand. Carly - What is there to understand. I thought you were anxious to do this. Dan - Anxious to do what? Carly thought he would be at the hospital. They didn't change their plans from yesterday - the facials and all that stuff. Dan gets a call - he steps away. Carly sees why Chloe couldn't get away now. Chloe asks her to go to St. Mary's and get the results and call me with them. Carly will call her when she knows something. Dan returns to find Carly gone. Chloe assures him Carly wasn't upset - she had some errands in the neighbourhood anyway. Dan gives Chloe her gift. She loves the bracelet. They kiss. He tells her again that is the first of many birthday surprises. If there are any other wishes she has just tell him. Chloe has one wish and only he can make it come true and nothing would her happier. Her birthday wish is for him to always remember this moment, tomorrow, in a week, in a month, in a year - for the rest of their lives. She needs him to know that not only does she love him with all her heart but that she wants to do right by him and be worthy of him. About the baby - she needs him to know that she wants them to be a happy family, always together. She wants him to promise that he will always know that this is exactly what she wants. Dan promises. Than Chloe can't ask for anything more.
Stephanie & Nathan's apt: Stephanie dreams that she and Nathan are jogging on the pier when Melanie finds them. It's a nightmare - the results of the paternity test came in and Philip is the father of Chloe's baby. She throws her arms around Nathan's neck telling him she needs him. Steph wakes up with a start - she calls out to Nathan asking if he's awake. He is - he's just getting ready to leave. Steph calls Ian and asks him to come back and work his computer magic - she needs those results. Nathan asks her if she slept good. Steph only meant to take a nap out there. She missed him - too bad he has to go in to work this morning. Nathan tells her he doesn't. She thought he was going to get an x-ray. He cancelled - it doesn't hurt as much. Steph keeps hounding him and laying on a guilt trip until Nathan finally caves and leaves to get an x-ray. Stephanie mutters that Melanie didn't get hurt at the clinic but there's a chance she will be hurt bad and you'll be there for her completely Nathan, won't you? Steph lets Ian in. Ian asks if they should really do this. Hacking into St. Mary's database isn't very kosher. Steph reminds him he said they could do it without anyone finding out. She needs to know. Nathan comes back in and sees Ian - what's going on. Steph says Ian left something here last night - a flashlight. Ian holds it - I found it. Nathan left something behind as well - he digs under the cushions of the couch and pulls out his cell phone. He leaves again. Ian asks if she thinks Nathan is the father of the baby. No - he wouldn't do that to her. He's loyal and honest unlike someone else she else she used to trust who could be about to ruin her life. Ian - So this isn't about Nathan? It doesn't matter who it's about - she just needs the results. Ian tells her it does matter because what he's doing is a felony. He's starting to rethink things. Steph tells him he can't do this to her. She wishes she could tell him what it's about but it's just so complicated. Let's just say if the test results come back negative then there's some serious trouble with her relationship with Nathan. She needs to know where she stands. Ian will do it because he likes her and he owes her. He sits in front of the laptop - oh oh - trouble with getting on to the site. Steph gets a call from Nathan - Ian says 'It's working; I'm in.' Nathan asks Steph if Ian is still there. She says yes - she asked him for some help with her computer - can she call him back. Ok. Ian tells her he has the results. Stephanie looks - OMG.
Maggie's house: Philip comes into the kitchen - Melanie is holding a box of pancake mix - she's going to make pancakes for breakfast. Philip reminds her they planned on going to Chicago for the day. Mel tells him they can't go because they have to go to her Dad's for Chloe's birthday. Phil says no, that's a bad idea. He's sure that Daniel and Chloe want to spend the day alone together. Mel informs him Dan knows they are coming. Phil wants to go to Chicago. Mel suggests a compromise go to the party for a while and then go to Chicago. Phil whines. Mel coaxes - this means a lot to her Dad. He finally convinced Chloe to tell people today that she's pregnant. She feels he's been downplaying it but she feels he's frustrated that Chloe doesn't seem all that excited about having this baby. She sees Philip's reaction - You know why, don't you? Yeah he does. He's sure Chloe is just worried about the baby. Mel gets that but feels Chloe has to stop being so pessimistic about it. She's turning the pregnancy into a nerve racketing experience when it should be something wondeful. Philip concedes - Let's go.
Nicole's place - Part 1: Nicole wakes up to find Rafe sitting there reading the paper. She guesses their night of snuggling is over. Silence. Are you sending me telepathic messages or something? Smile. What the hell is it Rafe? The suspense is killing me. Rafe holds up the CD. You're busted Nicole. No more running - game over. Nicole attacks - You son of a bitch. She tries to get the CD from Rafe but fails. He tells her to calm down. Nicole rants that last night all the things he was telling her about caring and cuddling - they were all lies. Rafe did what he had to do. She attacks him again - you set me up. Rafe knew the CD was important especially after he talked to her mother. Nicole is shocked that he tracked down her mother. It occurred to him last night that it would help his case if she added a little context to it. He pulls out a tape recorder. You're going to tell me everything you know right now on tape. Nicole yells - Does he want her to go on tape and tell him where to stick that thing or should she go off the record. Rafe tells her to start talking. No because he's got nothing. Rafe says fine. Her choice but he will listen to this CD and the fact that it was found in her possession ... Nicole jumps in - Means zilch! Rafe informs her he has other evidence as well. Chances are if there is proof on this that a crime was committed you're going to be an accessory after the fact and you're going to go back to prison. Does that sound good? He hopes that she knows that none of this was done to hurt her. If she is willing to answer his questions he will do what he can to keep her from going back to prison again. Nicole looks so defeated. Rafe gets up - I guess I'll have to listen to it myself. Nicole - Stop. Don't you see this isn't just about prison. It's something much, much worse. Rafe asks what is worse for her than going back to prison. Nicole - EJ, I'm terrified of him and what he and his family might do to me. Rafe concedes that is a legitimate concern. Nicole - If I'm completely honest with you will you promise to protect me. Rafe will do his best. Nicole - And will you grant me immunity? Rafe - I'll try. Nicole - Trying. You need to do more than trying. I need a guarantee. Don't you see. If you don't protect me ... Rafe promises that he'll do what he can. Nicole cries - Oh God. How did it come to this? Rafe tells her time is running out. She doesn't have a lot of choices. What's her answer? Her cell rings - OMG it's EJ. Rafe tells her to answer it. EJ wants to make sure she's okay. No, I'm not. I guess you heard about me and Brady; how it all went south. Yes he did. He wanted to make sure she hadn't gone off the deep end; that she wasn't thinking of behaving recklessly. Nicole - I have 5 million - what could I go off the deep end about? EJ tells her they'll talk soon. She turns to Rafe - Let's make a deal.
Daniel & Chloe's apt - Part 2: Chloe opens the door to Philip and Melanie. Dan says another surprise - he thought it would be good for them to spend some time together. Mel brought the cake - does he have the candles? He does. They head to the kitchen area. Chloe lets Philip know that Carly is going to call her as soon as she has the results - that should be any minute now. Chloe blows out her candle and then opens her gift. She holds up an article of clothing - it's so beautiful. Mel wants to tell her that she really cares about her and little brother or sister - she wants them to be friends. No - she wants more - what she wants more than anything is for all them to be a family - like a real family. Chloe starts crying. Philip says those are tears of joy, right Chloe? He then goes on to say she used to do this all the time in high school whenever she was happy - boom, waterfalls. Chloe says yeah - she just wants them to always be like this. She hopes it can stay like this.
St Mary's Hospital: Carly approaches a nurse. She's here to see Sr Anne - it's about the results of a paternity test. The nurse comes back - she'll be right with you. Carly asks if Sr Anne has the results of the paternity test. The nurse believes she does.
DiMera mansion - Part 2: Lexie comes in - everything is so beautiful. Will comes in with Johnny and Allie. Stefano comes in with the Judge. She asks where's the bride. Pod Sami is there. She talks to Johnny - she knows he wants Sydney there but she has a fever so she's upstairs with Mary. She wanted Sydney there too especially because Daddy is the one that brought her back to them and we love him so much for that. The Judge tells everyone to take their places and they can start the ceremony. Will walks Sami down the aisle. The judge starts ... the camera cuts from Stefano recalling saying to EJ ... "She knows what would happen to her if she ever told anybody ..."
Nicole's place - Part 2: Rafe speaks into the recorder: She understands that going on the record today Nicole Walker DiMera is entering into an agreement, a formal agreement of immunity. He tells Nicole he's ready when she is. Nicole starts talking. She was afraid that EJ was trying to frame her for the muggings so he could free Arianna. Having been married to him she knew how to get into the DiMera mansion without being detected. She was trying to find something that would prove she had nothing to do with those muggings and that's when EJ and Stefano came in. She hid and she happened to have a tape recorder on her and once they started talking she taped them. You can listen to it for yourself. Rafe puts the CD into his laptop. Rafe listens as EJ says he lives it with everyday. If Samantha ever finds out he loses everything. Stefano - Anna is the only one that knows the truth and she has been neutralized. EJ - She better be. Stefano - She knows what would happen ... it stops. Rafe - That's it? Nicole says it must have stalled. Rafe starts working on the computer. Nicole - It's broken. Rafe - The hell it is. The camera cuts from Stefano to Rafe listening to the CD ..."that you paid her to kidnap Sydney." Rafe breathes a huge sigh of relief. My God. That's it. That's all I need. Nicole - And then you get Sami back. That's what you've been working towards, right? You did this all for her. Rafe - Yeah. I did. It was all for Sami.
Preview: Stefano to EJ - I mean there's no chance of anyone finding out, right? Nicole to Rafe - If EJ or Stefano find out what I did, I'm dead. Sami whining to Roman - So I'm asking you to please let us be happy.
Monday Aug 23
DiMera mansion - Part 1: The judge gets to the part where she asks if there is anyone that can show just cause why this wedding shouldn't take place speak now or forever hold your peace. Kate tells Stefano she can't believe they left that part in because everytime that question is asked at one of Sami's weddings something happens. There's a loud pounding on the door. Everyone stares. Stefano tells the judge to proceed - their servants will take care of it. Will thinks it's kind of cool that just when the judge says speak now or forever hold your peace ... bam ... bam ... bam. The pounding continues so Kate is going to answer it. Kate opens the door to Roman. He understands that Sami and EJ moved the wedding up. Kate asks if he changed his mind about coming. Roman isn't here for the ceremony - he's here to make an arrest. As soon as Roman comes in Stefano starts blustering about phony arrests ... Roman tells him he's not there to arrest him. EJ immediately assumes he's there for him - he starts threatening law suits. Roman shuts him up. Kate says he can't arrrest her. He can but he's there to arrest Sami. He's a concerned father who would do anything to stop her from
making the biggest mistake of her life and if that means carting her off to jail that's what he's going to do. He puts her in cuffs. Will smiles. EJ asks what the charges are. Roman will figure that out on the way to the station but right now lying to a police officer works. The judge is going to let them settle this family matter in private - she goes out to the garden. Pod Sami lies to her father that she loves EJ and he loves her and they trust each other. It's important for her to create this family. Let them be happy. Roman apologises - if this is what she wants go for it. He shouldn't have interfered but he was doing what he thought was the right thing because he loves her very much. Sami follows Roman into the foyer - she asks him to stay - it would mean a lot to her. Roman - What about Rafe? When he seen her last night she was on her way to see Rafe and now she's rushing into this wedding. What happened? Sami recalls seeing Rafe and Nicole in each other's arms. Sami says she found out Rafe isn't who she thought he was. Roman - What? He turned out not to be perfect? Sami says it doesn't matter. She did have a stupid, naïve idea they were going to get back together but it's not going to happen. Roman asks why? Sami lies - Because she has feelings for EJ like Rafe always said she did - now she doesn't have to worry about it anymore. Roman - You're getting married to cut down on your worrying? Pod Sami waxes poetic about EJ - she'd like Roman to be part of that beautiful life but it's his call.
In the living room Lexie apologises to EJ - if she hadn't told Abe about the wedding Roman wouldn't be here. He says it's fine - now they don't have to tell Roman the good news. Lexie goes to find Kate and the judge. Stefano tells EJ that when Roman walked in here he thought he was going to say something about EJ kidnapping Sydney. EJ shushes him. Stefano doesn't know why he'd think such a thing because there's no chance of anyone finding out, right? EJ lies - No. Lexie sits next to Stefano and asks if he's okay with this. Stefano - With what? A Brady is marrying Elvis. Samantha is not the first enemy in our family and she's not going to be the last - Kate hears this. Pod Sami comes in and announces that the wedding can continue.
Nicole's place - Part 1: Rafe listens to all of the CD. Finally, that's everything I need. Nicole asks him what he's going to do with the CD. Is he going to run over to the DiMera mansion and use that CD to cut EJ's throat? He wouldn't mind that but no he's going to have all his I's dotted and T's crossed before he outs that son of a bitch. EJ thinks he's going to live happily ever after with Sami but he's in for a rude awakening. His life is going to be a living hell. Nicole - She's not worth it Rafe. That woman would break your heart for a box of popcorn. Rafe tells her to shut up. You don't have the right to bad mouth anyone especially Sami. For God's sake you started this whole mess - you switched the babies, you stole Sydney and then when we finally caught you, you blackmailed your way into a pardon and walked free. She can see that burns a little. She reminds him that she's the one that exposed the untouchable EJ DiMera - she handed him his case on a silver CD and this is the thanks I get - you being nasty to me? He's thanking her by giving her immunity not to mention letting her keep the money she blackmailed out of EJ. Nicole - The only problem with that is while you're dotting your I's and crossing your T's if EJ and Stefano find out what I did I'm dead. It doesn't look good from where I sit. Rafe - So what do you want me to do about it? Nicole - Care. Yeah, I know I'm confusing you with the guy who lied - who did say he cared. And that he understood what I went through and he wouldn't knife me in the back. Do you remember that guy? Rafe tells her if she's looking for sympathy try somebody else. As far as your 24 hour protection from the DiMera's goes that starts now. Nicole doesn't think the FBI are any match for the DiMera's. Rafe tells her she can take it or leave it. Fine, leave it - Nicole takes off.
Daniel & Chloe's apt - Part 1: Melanie has sparkling cider - they can make a toast. As Dan and Mel are pouring the cider Philip asks Chloe if she can keep it together. She holds her phone - this thing can ring at any moment with the results and my life could be over. Philip - Or not. It could be good news. Everyone has a glass - Dan makes a toast to his fiancée, their love, their baby and to the incredible future ahead of them. May all our wishes come true. Here, here! Mel toasts to their future wedding. Chloe and Philip keep looking over at Chloe's phone. Dan mentions that Chloe had hoped that this moment could last forever but it can't because things are changing. They're having a baby and getting married. The way he sees it things can only get better starting today, right now in fact. Who knows - we may look back at this day as a turning point - the day we realised that all of our dreams could come true. Philip - That's it. We have to go. He forgot about this conference call he arranged - he has to do it. Mel reminds him he said he had the whole day off. He knows - he just remembered. He has to do this. Daniel and Chloe tell him it's cool - they're glad they made it. Philip tells Chloe he hopes this day is the best for her - Happy Birthday. Chloe thanks them for the gift and for coming over. After they leave Daniel comments that was strange. Chloe shrugs - business guys - he probably has a very important call. Dan asks if she's okay - she seems a little tense. She's fine - it's just birthdays - all the pressure. She loves him so much. Dan knows about pressure - both their lives are about to change. It's scary, exciting - but it's worth it. He asks about her therapy. She tells him it's all good - as long as she has him she can handle anything. They kiss.
St Mary's Hospital - Part 1: Sr Anne tells Carly the results on Dana Scott's tests are in. She's surprised Carly came to pick them up in person. Carly was nearby and Dana has come to mean a great deal to her. Sr. Anne tells Carly they have a problem. Her friend Ms. Scott didn't sign a HIPA form and since Carly isn't on staff here she can't let her see the patient records. Carly argues but Sr. Anne is adamant - federal regulations on privacy are very strict. She offers to call Dana. Carly says no. Ms. Scott is in the middle of something important - she's not reachable. Sr. Anne supposes she can mail her the results. Carly is positive that Ms. Scott signed the release form. She remembers the nurse Josie ... she remembers Ms. Scott signing the form and handing it back to Josie. Sr. Anne will go and check the master file.
Stephanie & Nathan's apt - Part 1: Stephanie reads the results. OMG. This is a total nightmare. Ian asks if she knows who the father is. She nods yes. Ian - but it's not your boyfriend Nathan? No. Ian is kind of at loss - she's so upset. What's the deal? Steph is going to lose Nathan and a lot of other people she cares about are going to lose everything. She asks if he's absolutely positive. He shows her the amnio results and the DNA for the guy that got tested - the DNA results came back negative. Steph panics - Melanie is going to divorce Philip in a heartbeat. She's going to go wandering around all needy and Nathan is going to be there for her with open arms. Ian is lost again - these test results are for Dana Scott. How is this Melanie so involved? She tells him that Dana Scott is really someone named Chloe - she had a one night stand with Philip and now she's having his baby. Melanie is going to leave Philip which means that OMG ... I've lost him ... she runs out.
Waterfront - Part 1: Ian finds Steph sitting on a bench crying. He asks if she's okay. Maybe things won't be so bad when the news comes out. Maybe Nathan won't give a damn about that girl and maybe she'll stick with her husband - people don't always do what you think they will. Steph knows exactly what's going to happen ... unless ... maybe everything can be okay.
Daniel & Chloe's apt - Part 2: Daniel and Chloe are in bed together. He tells a sleeping Chloe that he just realised he can't even begin to tell her how much he loves her. He gets a very serious look on his face - I would do anything for you. Anything. Daniel gets a text - he kisses Chloe's forehead and eases himself out of bed.
Brady Pub - Part 1: Mel calls Carly who asks how the birthday party is going. It got cut short because Philip remembered a business call he had to make. Carly asks if the party was fun while it lasted. Mel says Chloe was hormonal but Daniel was really happy. You could tell how excited he has to have this baby born - to hold his own baby in his arms. She asks Carly if she's okay - she sounds stressed. Carly tells her the test results she's waiting for mean a lot to her patient and she's grown quite fond of her. Mel understands - Philip comes in so she tells Carly she has to go. Mel asks Philip how it went. Philip - What ... oh the conference call ... it went well. She asks if he's keeping something from him. No - the call was a breeze. He gets a text ... Mel asks if it's good or bad ... Both. The bad news is he has one more thing to do - the good news - once he's done his problems are all over - he's all hers. They kiss. He tells her he loves her more everyday - he'll see her at home. He leaves.
Stephanie & Nathan's apt - Part 2: Ian is happy that she's in a better mood but he doesn't understand why she can't give him more details. What she has to tell him has to be done in private. She asks if he likes her. Yeah. After what she did for him in school he likes her a lot. She asks him if he trusts her. He does. What's going on? What are you going to do? Steph - It's not what I'm going to do, it's something you can do. You hacked into St. Mary's computer once before - how hard could it be to do it again and change one word from negative to positive. He tells her there is no way he can change those results. She says he can - all he has to do is change one word - no one is going to be backchecking the science. Ian tells her it's illegal. She says hacking in was illegal. If he cares for her at all; if he wants to pay her back for what she did for him in school then he'll do this for her. She'll never ask for another favour. She promises to be forever grateful. He says it's wrong but then looks at her ... okay - he'll do it. Steph hugs him and thanks him. He's saving her life - he really is. Ian has trouble getting into the web site at first but finally accesses it. Whoa. Steph asks what's wrong. Ian - This is too weird. Steph says it isn't - he just changes one word. He can't. She insists he can. Ian - Not if somebody got to it first. Look - see the amnio results - same as before. The DNA matchup over here used to say negative - look what it says now. Steph - Positive. Ian - Somebody changed it. Stephanie - Who would do that?
Rafe's FBI office: Rafe follows Nicole into his office - if she ever tries to outrun him again he's going to drag her back here by her hair. There's no immunity for her until she's got ink on paper. Nicole says fine - whatever. Rafe tells her when they're done here she can go up in the hills and hide from EJ or go into Witness Protection - he doesn't give a damn. Until then she's in his custody. Nicole asks - After you blow EJ out of the water how do you plan on getting Sami back. The question is ignored. Rafe tells Nicole it's simple - all she has to do is do everything Agent Cooper tells her (another agent is in the room with them now). Listen to Lou - he's protected people in a lot worse situations than yours. Lou tells Rafe that his little sister called for him - she said it was important. Rafe takes the call - He won't believe this weird text she got from Will. It's about Sami. She hates telling him this - she's marrying EJ DiMera. Rafe knows that. Gabi - Right now. He's standing there watching it happen. Rafe hangs up, grabs the CD and leaves with Nicole shouting - Hey, what about me? Nicole watches as Lou inhales pizza. When he answers the phone she sneaks out.
DiMera mansion - Part 2: The farce of a ceremony continues with EJ spewing out lie after lie and Pod Sami smiling. Roman looks like he's attending an execution - his own.
St Mary's Hospital - Part 2: Sr Anne returns just as Carly finishes her call with Melanie. She tells Carly that she offered Melanie a job there but she may want to stay at University Hospital to be close to her mom and dad. Carly says the decision will be Melanie's but she knows what she wants. She had to be separated from her when she was born and they've just recently become close so every second with her counts. They talk more about the wonderful Melanie. Finally Sr. Anne shows Carly that she found the signed confidentiality form. She'll log in and get her the test results she wanted. She tells Carly to click here and than she can see the results. Don't forget to logoff when you're done. Sr. Anne leaves to go and do some paperwork. Carly clicks the mouse - Alright, done.
Daniel & Chloe's apt - Part 3: Chloe wakes up to find Daniel gone. She sits at her laptop and brings up the website for St. Mary's Hospital.
Waterfront - Part 2: Daniel walks along the pier looking like he has the weight of the world on his shoulders. He pulls out his phone and sends a text - Do it.
Brady Pub - Part 2: Outside the pub Philip is on his cell phone - Can you do it? Man if you could pull this off it would mean the world to me.
Maggie's house: Melanie logs on to St. Mary's Hospital website.
Daniel / Philip / Melanie / Chloe / Carly: Daniel sits on the bench at the waterfront and checks his phone - Done! Philip is sitting at the bar in the pub when his cell rings - Yeah. Thank you. I owe you big time man. Melanie working on her laptop - Alright - that's that. Chloe logs off and closes her laptop. Carly walks up to the door of Daniel and Chloe's apartment and hesitates before knocking.
DiMera mansion - Part : Just as the judge is about to make the big pronouncement Rafe barges in - Hold it! Stop! Nobody say another word.
Preview: Nathan to Stephanie - You know you can stop playing games with me 'cause I think I just figured out why that clown Ian was here. Daniel to Chloe and Carly - There's something I would like to say. Sami to Rafe - We don't have anything to say to each other.
Tuesday Aug 24
DiMera mansion - Part 1: Sami yells at Rafe that he had better have been driving by and noticed the house was on fire. No but what he has to say is every bit as serious. Pompous EJ states that Rafe can't stand to see them get married. Sami asks if EJ is right. Rafe shakes his head no. Stefano steps in - he may have used his badge to get in but he's trespassing on private party. You have to leave now. Rafe - Not until I talk to Sami. EJ laughs. Sami feels that anything they had to say to each other has all been said. Rafe disagrees. Sami argues that he made it abundantanly clear that he's moved on and so has she. EJ patronises Rafe and pats him on the chest - she's made her choice so why don't you go. Rafe smirks. Sami insists they have nothing to say to each other. If he ever cared for her just please leave. Rafe - I never stopped caring about you and once you hear what I have to say it will be very clear. EJ asks him again to leave. Rafe - Yeah, again, I'm not going anywhere. Stefano threatens that they have security that can see to that. Roman steps in and asks why they are all so afraid to hear what Rafe has to say. Sami isn't afraid. He had plenty of time to say anything he had to say. Roman - What's wrong with 5 minutes more? EJ whines that it's their wedding ceremony. Roman - Warming frozen pizza takes longer than it took you two to put this wedding together. He wants to talk to Sami. Sami insists that nothing Rafe can say will make her change her mind. Roman says if she's so sure of that what's 5 more minutes going to hurt. Listen to Rafe, hear him out, send him on his way. Stefano tries his threats again - We can do this the easy way or the hard way. Rafe - What are you going to do? You and EJ going to drag me out of here? You going to kill me in front of Roman. Nah, I don't think that's going to happen. It would put a little damper on the honeymoon, huh EJ? Sami tells Rafe he has 5 minutes. She tells EJ not to worry because nothing Rafe can say is going to make her change her mind.
Daniel & Chloe's apt - Part 1: Chloe opens the door to Carly. Carly saw that Daniel's car wasn't here - is she alone. Yes, but she thought Carly was going to call - she lets Carly in. Carly wanted to give her the news in person - the baby is Daniel's. Chloe thanks her and hugs her. Outside the door Daniel pauses - It was the right thing. What matters is for Chloe to be happy. Dan comes inside and is surprised to see Carly there. She tells him because her birthday brunch with Chloe was cancelled she didn't have the chance to give her the present she bought her. She saw his car wasn't there so she figured she wouldn't be interrupting anything. Dan asks where the present is. Does he get to be in on this. She pulls it out of her purse and hands it to Chloe. It's a silver teething ring. Chloe thanks her for the gift and for putting up with her. Carly assures her they've put it behind them. Chloe agrees. She can't wait to start telling people about the baby. She asks Carly if she'd like to come shopping with her for a cradle. Dan asks what about him - he's the daddy. Chloe says he abandoned her on her birthday, Carly didn't. Where did you go? He got a text about something he had to take care of right away and she was sleeping so peacefully he didn't want to wake her up. She asks what the text was about. Carly gets call she has to return. Dan asks her if it's not an emergency can she wait - there's something he wants to say to the both of them. This hasn't been an easy time for him and Chloe and he wants to tell her how much they appreciate what a friend she's been. Carly wants them to always be good friends. Hugs all around. Dan tells Chloe the text was from a board member who has box seats at the Lyric Opera. He got 2 tickets for Carmen. This is going to be their last blast before becoming parents so they're going to do it right. They are going to have a romantic dinner. He got them a suite on Lakeshore Drive and he arranged a private tour of the Art Institute. Chloe hugs him and thanks him. She asks to be excused - she has to tell them about the baby. She thanks Carly again for everything. Carly recalls her time in front of the computer at St. Mary's - alright; done. Dan asks if everything is okay - she looks like she has something on her mind. She insists she's fine but Daniel claims he saw that same look she had in the bar - that sad look. Carly tells him she was thinking about a patient - she goes into detail ending with she made the choice for the patient and she was just thinking that she did the right thing. She hugs him - she's just so happy that he gets to raise his child this time and she didn't screw up his life. Dan says she didn't do that. You, me and Melanie - it all worked out fine for all 3 of us.
Stephanie & Nathan's apt - Part 1: Ian asks Stephanie if it's possible that the mother changed the results. Steph scoffs - she'd be surprised if Chloe could spell her own name. Ian suggests that she may have had a friend do it. Steph - Or the father did it or maybe it's someone she doesn't even know about.
Hospital: A nurse finds Nathan sitting in the waiting area working on his laptop. She makes a joke about him checking out football stats and tries to look at the screen - Nathan quickly closes his laptop - he can't have her finding out his insider information.
Maggie's house: Melanie sits in front of her computer - it's the best thing to do for everybody. Outside the door to the kitchen Philip tells himself - Thank God that's taken care of. He goes inside and kisses Melanie. He notices her laptop is opened on St Mary's Hospital site and asks why. She tells him they offered her a job there after she graduates but she decided she's seen enough of that place to know she doesn't want to work there. She wants to be around people she cares about and where she's comfortable. If she's happy Philip is happy. She asks if he is happy - earlier he said he had a problem that could go either way. He tells her it went his way - from now on it's all good. They kiss. Philip tells Melanie there was a problem with the office computer - a virus - he thought the system was going to crash. Leonard fixed it - best IT guy - total genius - nothing on computers he can't handle. Things could have been a little difficult if Leonard hadn't worked his magic. Mel is happy he did now Philip can concentrate on her. They kiss - Mel could get used to this concentrating on her thing. Philip suggests if they had their own place he could concentrate on her 24/7. Mel wants them to look in this neighbourhood so she can be near Maggie and her Dad. He asks if she's sure that she wants to be that close to Chloe. Mel wishes she liked her more - she's weird around her but maybe when she has the baby she'll calm down. Philip hopes so. Philip gets a text - Mel picks up his phone. Why is Chloe texting you? He grabs the phone out of her hands. Mel asks what Chloe's wants. Philip says it's nothing - she actually has good news. She wants to see the both of us. Mel says good but that doesn't explain the look on his face when she told him it was Chloe texting him or why he grabbed the phone from her. Philip didn't know what was coming - to be honest he's sick of surprises. If he over-reacted, he's sorry.
Stephanie & Nathan's apt - Part 2: Ian asks who cares who changed it - she got the results she wanted. She doesn't know how it happened and that bugs her. Ian feels what is important is Philip and his wife aren't going to find out he fathered Chloe's baby. Steph states that what is important is that Nathan doesn't find out Philip cheated on Melanie. Ian - Why are you so worked up over a guy that's still hung up on somebody else? Steph says he doesn't understand. From what he's seen of the guy, no he doesn't understand. Steph makes excuses for Nathan's behaviour. He had been hurt saving Melanie from some drug addict at the clinic - knowing Melanie she probably paid the guy to attack her. Ian says it's all fixed now. Kiriakis is going to stay married. Melanie is not going to come back to Nathan and now you're not responsible for changing the test results. It's all good. Nathan returns and when he sees Ian he says - This guy again? What is with you two? Steph lies that Ian came by to install a new firewall on her computer. After Nathan and Ian exchange smart remarks Ian leaves. Nathan lets it being known that he doesn't like that guy. Steph tells him he won't be seeing any more of him. She asks about his elbow and talks about the addict - when she thinks about what he might have done to him. Nathan reminds her he almost killed Melanie. Steph points out that he didn't because Nathan was there. Nathan asks why it sounds like she has a problem with that. She doesn't. She comments that he seems edgy and he stayed at the hospital longer than she expected. Nathan had some test results to go over. He thinks she seems jumpy - like she's hiding something. She says she isn't. He tells her she can stop playing games with him 'cause he thinks he just figured out why that clown Ian was here. Steph explains that she thought her computer was going to crash. She remembered Ian worked for a software company so she called him over. She closes her laptop when Nathan gets close to it. Nathan says it's not that. He just came from the hospital. Steph claims she did it for him. He tells her she didn't have to do that. She didn't know of any other way. Nathan tells her everyone at the hospital is complaining. Steph - They know? Nathan says of course - they all have to use that new program. It's a nightmare anytime anyone tries to access patient records. She doesn't have to be embarrassed just because she can't get the hang of it. Now she and Ian can stop keeping this a secret and maybe he'll stop being such a jerk. Steph smiles - Have I ever told you how much I love you. They kiss.
Nathan and Steph roll around naked in bed making out. Nathan goes to get some water. Steph mutters that she and Nathan are happy together. She knows they are and now Philip can be happy with Melanie, Daniel can be happy with Chloe. Philip doesn't want to be the father of that baby, Daniel does. Philip doesn't even know ... what about what the baby wants some day. What am I doing - she sits up. Nathan comes back and asks what's wrong. He thought things were great. They are - too great. She has a talent for screwing good things up. She admits she's kept things from him. He asks if this is about not knowing how to use that program ... No, bigger things than that because she was afraid of losing him. Nathan isn't going anywhere. As of right now, no more secrets. Steph - As of right now I love you. They kiss. They cuddle after - Steph doesn't know where she'd be if he hadn't come into her life. He tells her again he's not going anywhere. She knows that now. Nathan holds Stephanie as she sleeps.
DiMera mansion - Part 2: In the living room Stefano tells EJ he could have stopped them from speaking. EJ claims that is what Rafe wanted him to do - he wanted him to look possessive in front of Samantha. He swills back a glass of champagne. Stefano - And you're not worried about what he's going to say to her. He isn't. If Rafe knew anything about that thing Stefano is referring to he'd have laid it at Sami's feet in front of everyone. Stefano - So you think it's just a last ditch effort to get her back. Yeah. Stefano hopes he is right. Roman comes in and says while they were walking around out there Judge Fitzpatrick came back - she wants to know whether she could stay or leave. EJ proclaims that she should stay. The wedding is going ahead whether Roman likes it or not. Roman has to come to as much peace with this wedding as he's ever going to come to. EJ points out Sami didn't give him much choice. Roman smiles no, but if Rafe changes her mind he won't shed any tears. He goes back outside. Stefano asks if he's prepared to have that man as his father-in-law. EJ says that once they're married he's going to make sure the Brady bunch stays far away from his family. Lexie and Kate decide to have more champagne. Kate wishes EJ and Sami would get this over with. She doesn't think the stress is good for Stefano. Lexie thinks EJ is the one that needs to worry about stress. They look at him sitting on a chair with his champagne. Lexie sits down next to EJ. Will asks Kate and Stefano if Mom is still out there - it's been longer than 5 minutes. Kate says yes and asks how Johnny and Allie are doing. Mary put a movie on for them to watch. Kate asks how he's holding up. Will is used to his mom's drama. Stefano says that this time it's not her fault. Will is surprised he's sticking up for him mom. Stefano says as long as you live in this house you have to show respect. Will comments that he sounded just like Grandpa Roman for a moment. Lexie thinks EJ is pretty calm for a man who's wedding was just interrupted by his fiancées old boyfriend. Isn't he the slightest bit worried that Rafe might change her mind about marrying him. No because she's the one that insisted on moving up the wedding. And you saw her reaction when he came in. Something happened between the two of them recently. He doesn't know what but her attraction for Rafe ended permanently. Kate sits next to EJ and tells him it's not too late to call off the wedding. She's been in Sami's orbit a lot longer than he has and life with Sami will always be like this. You'll never be able to count on anything. EJ will be able to count on being able to raise his children. Kate says he can do that without Sami. EJ doesn't walk away from his wife. Kate - Don't say that I didn't warn you.
In the foyer Rafe tells Sami that she's about to make one of the biggest mistakes of her life. Sami declares he doesn't get to talk to her about making mistakes. She saw him last night. He didn't notice her because he was too busy ripping Nicole's clothes off. Rafe - Is that why you're marrying EJ? Of all the stupid, stubborn reasons. Pod Sami claims that EJ loves her and he wants to be with her. She can't believe she held him at arms length to beg Rafe to give them another chance. He calls EJ all kinds of names but he's the one that slept with that skank that stole her baby. Rafe - It's not what you think. Sami wants to know why he's there. He doesn't love and obviously never did. Is it that he can't the idea of her being happy for one day? Rafe thought she was going to give him 5 minutes. She changed her mind. You don't get anything more. She walks towards the doors but stops when Rafe tells her this isn't about him, it's about Sydney. Sami thinks Rafe wants to make sure he still gets to visit her once she's married. She would have loved that up until last night but he's obviously too busy having sex with Nicole. She hopes he showered before he came over ... she rants and raves. Rafe tells her to stop talking. No - she's going to marry EJ. Sydney and Johnny deserve to have their father with them and they are. They're going to have a great family life. Rafe - He doesn't deserve to be a father. Not after what he's done. Sami - Really? Who are you to say EJ doesn't deserve to be a father. Rafe - A deserving father puts his kids first. He doesn't use them as a tool to manipulate their mother to make her do whatever he wants. Pod Sami claims EJ isn't doing that. Rafe - Are you sure about that? Sami doesn't know what kind of lies Nicole was feeding him last night - he was obviously distracted but she's been living in this house for months and she knows what EJ is like. He is a great father to Sydney and Johnny. He's been great with Will too. Rafe - I bet he has. He's put on quite a show, hasn't he? He's a master con man - obviously he has you wrapped around his little finger. Sami isn't going to stand there and listen to him talk about EJ like that - she thinks he should leave. She opens the door - she's embarrassed at the number of times she begged him to give them another chance and now she wouldn't have him if he was the last man on earth. Rafe tells her to stop it. What you saw between Nicole and me was a lie. Sami asks if he was pretending to take her clothes off. He goes to her. I love you, okay. This isn't about me. It's about you and your kids and you're being safe. Sami states they are. He asks her to listen to him please. She doesn't want to. Rafe asks her to do it in Grace's memory. Please, I need you to hear what I'm saying.
Sami and Rafe come back into the living room. She's sorry but she's going to have to ask everyone but EJ to leave. EJ tells her this is supposed to be her wedding - she can't just ask the guests to leave. Roman tells her if she's calling off the wedding just call it off. She isn't calling it off. She tells EJ she's sorry but she told Rafe she'd hear him out and she has to hear him out but she wants him to be with her. She won't listen to him unless EJ is there. Stefano asks where they're going to go. Roman suggests the pub - drinks on the house. Stefano scoffs but EJ pulls him aside and asks him to go - let him take care of this. Stefano asks if he's sure. He is - just trust me on this. Get them out of the house so I can deal with him. Roman has to be in court soon. It has to do with Hope so if this wedding does take place later he doubts very much that he can make it. EJ speaks for both him and Samantha that they'd be very disappointed if he wasn't there. There will be a wedding. He doesn't know what conversation they had (he walks to Rafe) but I'm going to show you what a sad, pathetic man Rafe Hernandez is. Rafe smiles. Roman tells Rafe that whatever it is he has he hopes it's good.
Daniel & Chloe's apt - Part 2: Daniel opens the door to Melanie and Philip. He's surprised to see them. They tell him they got a text from Chloe telling them to come over. Chloe comes out sporting her baby bump. Dan asks how parents feel about being grandparents. They are over the moon. Chloe is so glad they're here - she felt that they should all celebrate that this baby is going to be the luckiest baby on earth to be born into such a wonderful and loving family. They all have sparkling cider now. Chloe wants to make a toast to all of them to thank them for putting up with her for the past few months. She knows she must have been a little bit high maintenance and driven them a little crazy but that's all over now. My life is perfect. I have everything I could ever wish for so thank you for helping me get to this wonderful place. Here's a toast to all of you and to our beautiful baby.
Brady Pub: Outside the pub Lexie tells Kate and Stefano that Allie and Johnny are inside. Kate tells her that Sydney fell asleep in the car - hopefully she'll sleep through this entire ordeal. Stefano still can't believe that they were asked to leave their own house. Lexie tells him to calm down. She gets a call - she has to go in to work. Call her and let her know if this wedding is going to happen. She leaves. Kate looks at Stefano - You know what's going on with Rafe, don't you? No response. I thought so. Stefano isn't sure but something tells him they'll soon find out.
DiMera mansion - Part 3: Sami rants - she hopes Rafe is happy that she stopped the wedding and embarrassed herself again. Rafe - I'm anything but happy. Sami asks if he didn't want her to have a happy day. Did he want to make sure that she always remembers this day as something that was tragic and pathetic. Rafe - Remember it, you will just like EJ. He looks over at EJ - What do you think he's thinking? Sami thinks EJ is trying to control himself for her sake. He's probably over there doing everything he can not to throw you out. Rafe - He's trying to read the situation. He's trying to figure out what I have. Sami is sick to death in her soul of this thing he has about EJ. Rafe - Well it's over. It's over you see. EJ (Rafe faces EJ) - for months and months I have been chasing one dead lead after another but now I've got proof. EJ - Proof? Rafe - For a long time you and I both knew what you did but I knew that Sami wouldn't, couldn't possibility believe it. Guess what? I've got it. It's over. It's over EJ. It's finally over.
Preview: Bo to Carly - I'll make sure that son of a bitch pays for what he did. EJ pointing his finger and yelling at Rafe - I've had enough of you. Enough. Nicole to Brady - EJ's going to figure out that I'm the one who gave Rafe the CD and he's going to kill me.
Wednesday Aug 25
DiMera mansion: Replay of yesterday's final scene between Sami, Rafe and EJ. EJ claims that Rafe recruited all his little friends at the Bureau and in a move of staggering desperation he's manufactured some kind of evidence against me. Rafe - Portrait of a man drowning. EJ tries to convince Sami that Rafe is obsessed - they know he wants to keep them apart. Rafe - First of all I didn't manufacture anything because I didn't need to. EJ grabs Sami and tells her he's had enough. Rafe pushes him away and tells him not to touch her. EJ touches Sami again and says Rafe has to leave. Rafe pushes him back again - Sami gets in between them. Rafe - It was him Sami. He ordered Anna to kidnap Sydney. Him! Sami - What did you say? EJ replies that Rafe said he told Anna to kidnap Sydney. Rafe - That's right. In fact you paid her handsomely to kidnap your child. To torment you. EJ tells Sami that he knew Rafe didn't like what was going on between the two of them but this is delusional. Rafe - Well it certainly is hard to fathom, yes, that someone would do that - that someone would actually put you through that hell. EJ scoffs - That I would kidnap my own child. Rafe - Yeah as payback. You took a child from him Sami. Sami claims Rafe hates EJ so he's thinking of the worst possible thing he could do. Rafe - It is the worst possible thing. I agree with you, but he did it. Sami doesn't believe it. Rafe knew that and certainly EJ was counting on that as well. EJ asks Sami why would he ask her to marry him if he had done that. Why would I want to spend the rest of my life with you? Rafe tells Sami to think about the timing of it - when he brought Sydney back. EJ brags that he brought Sydney back. Rafe - Right after he told you she was dead. Do you remember that? He went too far even for him. After he called and said she was dead he couldn't live with that. An hour later Sydney was alive and in your arms. Sami says no. Rafe - How did he know where she was? Remember at the hospital - he still never told us that; how you knew how to find her - where to find her. Sami touches EJ - You wouldn't do that to me. EJ lies - he didn't. I went through that with you. Do you remember what that was like. The pain that we had to go through. Rafe - That's right. Why put you through hell if he couldn't be there to watch it first hand. EJ cracks and yells at Rafe that he's had enough of him. Either he leaves or he'll throw him out. Rafe will go but not until Samantha listens to this. He pulls out a tape recorder.
EJ starts in about Rafe rigging something up - he'd do anything to stop them from getting married. They can't let him do that. Rafe tells her to listen to this and decide. He plays the tape of him taking Nicole's statement. They listen to it and when Nicole says she taped the conversation between Stefano and EJ, EJ grabs the tape recorder - that's about enough. Rafe thinks he's right. Sami scoffs - Your proof is Nicole? Putting Nicole Walker on tape doesn't mean she's not a liar. Rafe - Sami you know me. You think I'm going to make something up or lie to you. If I was going to manufacture something don't you think I would have done it sooner before you moved in here with him. Before you moved in with the man that said Sydney was dead, exposed it to your kids when he knew she wasn't. For god sakes I could have saved myself a trip halfway around the world trying to find the woman who kidnapped Sydney. I did this because I wanted you to know what a sick bastard he is because I love you. Sami slaps him. The sociopath smiles. He thinks that was a pretty clear response - maybe he'd like to leave now with the dignity he has left. Rafe tells Sami he only went to Nicole to get information. Sami snarks - so the roll in the hay was just a little bonus. Rafe - It's not what you think it was. It doesn't matter if you're angry at me or if you hate me or if you never want to see me again. What matters is that you hear and accept the truth. Sami says Nicole may have convinced him but she will never accept the words Nicole and truth in the same sentence. Rafe - Yes you will because I've never lied to you. Never. Him (he points at EJ) - that's all he's ever done. The first words out of his mouth were lies outside of when he said he would stop at nothing to get his children back. Do you remember that at Grace's funeral? The threats, the hatred in his eyes. Sami, that is him and this is me. Who are you going to believe? EJ tells Sami Rafe is right about him - at least the man he used to be. But he's not that person anymore. Pod Sami knows. Rafe - He's changed, right? Sami tells him to shut up. The last time she saw him he was half naked in bed with Nicole so he has no place to judge EJ. EJ rants - Do you have to put her through this. Can you not see the pain in this woman's eyes? Rafe - I would refrain about the pain in her eyes. Sami tells Rafe she listened - she stopped her wedding and listened but she's never going to take Nicole at her word. She's a liar and a bitch. Just go. I'm going to ask you to leave before EJ has to throw you out because this day has been ugly enough. Rafe - Sorry I can't do that 'cause there's more. EJ blusters - You are going to leave. This is over. Rafe tells Sami - I know that you don't believe Nicole. You have no reason to. EJ tells Sami he's sorry but he's not doing this anymore. Rafe - What if you heard it from EJ himself? How about that? What if you heard him describe in detail what he did to his father, why he did it. Would you believe that? You didn't think I'd come prepared huh EJ. EJ starts ranting and threatening. Sami pushes him back - Stop. She asks Rafe - What are you talking about? He pulls out the CD - I'm talking about this. I'm talking about EJ finally paying for what he's done to you. Rafe heads to a CD player - EJ tells him to get away from that. Rafe - It's in his own words, Sami. He's talking to his daddy about it. EJ tells Sami - it's manufactured - it's nothing. It's rubbish. Don't let him do this. Rafe - Yeah, that's right. Stefano knew about it even before you moved in. EJ shouts - Enough. Don't let him do this Samantha. Sami - Play it Rafe. Rafe puts the CD into the CD player as Sami stares at EJ.
Courtroom - Part 1: Roman tells Bo about the wedding. They're all standing around waiting for Sami to marry the dirtbag for the second time when Rafe busts in. Bo asks what happened. Roman doesn't know - he had to leave to come to court and testify. Bo feels he'll know soon enough. Roman apologises for getting distracted. Dr. Baker is led into court. Bo makes sure Baker hears him say that Hope didn't know what she was doing because of those pills but this scum knew exactly what he was doing. He's going to pay. Roman and Bo talk about how lucky Baker is to have drawn the judge he did. Davis thinks Attila the Hun had a bad childhood. He'll probably say Baker needs a big hug instead of the 10-12 he deserves. Baker thought police commissioners were supposed to be impartial. Bo thought doctors weren't supposed to do any harm. Baker understands where the anger is coming from. You must be drowning in an ocean of insecurity as a father, as a law official. Not exactly on the top of your game are you. Bo tells him to shut up. Carly comes in. Baker - You know I understand that you were distracted by your new squeeze but does the word clueless mean anything to you. Roman has to hold Bo back. Carly asks what happened. Roman tells her Baker taunted Bo and he took the bait. Bo states - he's so smug. Roman cautions Bo that another outburst and Baker could walk - do not to screw this up. Think about Hope. Bo - Damn it Roman, I can't think of anything but Hope. Court is in session. The judge reads the charges. Baker's lawyer moves to have all charges dismissed - insufficient evidence to attach his client to the crimes for which the real perpetrator has already pled guilty. Because there are questions regarding Ms. Brady's mental stability the charges against his client are unsubstantiated. The DA argues that they will providence forensic evidence and police testimony that Baker was a willing conspirator. The judge thinks the defence attorney may have a point - he wants to hear him out. Bo tells Carly if the job doesn't do his job he'll make sure that SOB pays for what he did. Roman is now on the stand - the DA has no more questions. The defence attorney asks Roman what his relationship is to the woman convicted of the crimes. She is my sister-in-law. The guy looks at Bo and Carly - Not for long. The DA objects. The defence attorney only has one question - he lifts a box until the table - these are the case records of the Salem Muggings. Who was the lead detective responsible for amassing all the evidence. Roman - Detective Hope Brady. The guy asks where she is right now. In custody. The attorney states - for the crimes my client is accused of. He'd like a ruling on the dismissal of the case. The judge dismisses Roman and tells the lawyers to meet him in his chambers. Roman tells Bo he has to get back to the station - call him later and let him know what's going on. Carly steps out to check her messages. Bo stares at Baker - He'll think of something to do.
Brady Pub - Part 1: Vivian is showing Victor pictures of the sarcophagus design and waxing poetic about it being a tribute to his beautiful daughter. Victor remarks that she's acting like it's for a Pharaoh. He's come to accept the fact that she is what the Greeks call crazy but what in God's name led you to believe we need a sarcophagus. Maggie comes in - Vivian looks up - It was sort of divine inspiration. Victor calls Maggie to come over and look at pictures of their new sarcophagus. Victor tells Maggie - This is what comes out of letting her renew her subscription to Modern Mausoleum. Maggie says it's the nicest one she's ever see. Vivian thanks her and smiles. When Vivian contines describing the design Victor reminds her that perhaps everyone doesn't share her enthusiam for sarcophagus design. Vivian apologises. Victor suggests they let Maggie have her lunch in peace. Viv gets a call from the designer. It's such a wonderful inviting place to spend eternity.
Kiriakis mansion - Part 1: Nicole barges into the living room - Henderson let her in. She tells Brady she needs to talk to him. Brady is busy and doesn't want to talk to you. Nicole tells him she needs him - it's a matter of life or death. Brady still doesn't want to talk to her. Nicole tells him EJ is going to kill her. Brady thinks she safe because EJ hasn't killed her yet. Nicole tells him he doesn't understand. When her back was to the wall she betrayed him. He could lose his kids because of what she did. He could lose everything. Brady asks her what she did. Nicole - I gave Rafe the proof he needs to put EJ away for a very long time. She tells him she broke into Stefano's house because she thought EJ had something on her. Brady wants to know what. Nicole says it's not important but Brady insists she tell him or get out. Nicole thought he had something that would make people think that she framed Arianna for the muggings. She didn't - she just thought he had something that would make people think she did. Brady - You planted the evidence on Arianna, didn't you? Nicole lies - No she didn't. She tells Brady she's getting to the important part. She broke into the mansion and she heard EJ telling Stefano - he is the one that got Anna to kidnap Sydney. EJ paid Anna to do it because he wanted Sami to pay for not telling him she was pregnant. Brady says no, no, no. Nicole - Yes and I recorded it and than I blackmailed him. Brady lists the things Nicole did ending with and now you try and make some money off of it. Nicole says upon reflection - not her best decision. Brady agrees. You are unbelievable. Did she ever stop to think that after everything she put Sami through that she might owe her. You find out that EJ is behind it - did you think to tell her? Nicole tells him to stop yelling at her. Rafe is going to stop the wedding. Brady yells - What wedding? Nicole says Rafe is going to play the CD at the wedding and then EJ is going to figure out that she's the one that gave Rafe the CD and he's going to kill me. She's scared for her life. Brady feels she should be. Nicole asks if he's going to help her. No. Nicole - You're just going to wash your hands of me? Yes but he advises to her call the cops. She can't - she'll have to tell them what EJ will do to her. Brady - And you'll have to tell them about the extortion and you'll end up back in prison. He thinks prison might be the safest place for her. Nicole won't turn herself in. Brady - Maybe I should do it for you. Nicole - You're going to turn me in? He probably should but the truth is she's not worth the trouble. He kisses her forehead - I'm done with you. He exits the back way - Victor enters from the foyer clapping. Nicole you look devastated. I think I'll pour a drink to celebrate.
Courtroom - Part 2: Bo tells Baker he should have stayed dead. If the judge lets you go free I will make you pay for what you did to Hope. Baker scoffs - What I did? Hell, she was way off the rails before she got there. You did that so stop threatening me. If it weren't for me you'd be a pile of ashes by now. Bo feels if it weren't for Baker his wife would have gotten treatment. You call yourself a doctor - you saw the condition she was in and you went along for the ride. Baker tells him that she showed him their house, their little girl. You had everything and you just threw it away with both hands. You drove a beautiful, smart woman who loved you out of her mind. I gotta live with what I did, so do you. The judge denies the motion to dismiss. The DA calls Bo to the stand. The DA establishes that Hope is his wife and that she's in prison starting to serve her time for the involvement in the muggings and attempting to take his life. She asks if he recognises the defendant. Yes, that's the doctor that tried to convince my wife to kill me. The defence attorney objects. The defence attorney goes after Bo - One could say his vendetta against his client is a desperate attempt to assuage your very considerable guilt. The DA objects. Bo would like to address the attorney's last statement. There's nothing I or anyone else could do to assuage my considerable guilt. He addressed Baker - I hope you never find out what it's like to not only love someone but admire them deeply. And watch that person slip into a kind of hell and then realise you're responsible for that and you knew nothing of it. Hope Brady was a wonderful mother, wife. She loved her children. She loved me but in the end she was very, very lost and I wasn't there for her. And you used her, you manipulated her. You're a parasite that fed on her pain and misery for your own pocket money. You're scum. You're going to pay for what you did to my wife. The judge orders Bo escorted off the stand. Carly cries. After the judge warns the DA to control her witness he tells her to call her next witness. She asks for a minute to go over her notes. Bo asks Carly if she thinks he screwed up the case. She thinks he made a valid point and on some level the judge heard what he was saying. Bo tells her it means a lot that she's here. He rants that if that scum gets less time than Hope ... Carly tells him just to wait and see what happens. The DA tells the judge the state rests. The defence calls Hope Brady to the stand. Bo doesn't look happy.
Kiriakis mausoleum: Vivian calls Gus wondering where he is. He arrives. She lies on the floor with her arms crossed over the chest and asks Gus how she looks. Gus - Dead. Which is what you'll be if your husband finds out what you're up to. Viv claims she is doing it for him. Gus - He asked you to bury Maggie Horton alive? Viv says he doesn't know what he wants so she has to intuit it for him - besides he'll be much happier without her. Gus knows she will be. Viv comments that sometimes she thinks she has a mean streak in her. She order a pink satin pillow for the sarcophagus. Poor Maggie. She'll be lying in eternity with that hideous red hair clashing with that lovely pillow. Tacky in perpuitity.
Brady Pub - Part 2: Brady comes into the pub and orders a scotch on the rocks. Maggie asks him he's sure that's what he wants to do. She suggests going for a walk. Brady will understand if she wants to dump him. She doesn't. He thinks maybe she should. He's not the guy she thought he was - not anymore - no more Mr. Nice Guy. He takes a drink. When he sees Maggie's reaction Brady orders a club soda with lime. He asks Maggie if she's happy now. She asks if he wants a doggie yummy. He thought she was supposed to be supportive. What would have happened if she wasn't in here. She saw him when he came in - he was upset about something. Brady makes a smart remark that Maggie jumps on - you're not supposed to go to the nearest bar when you're upset. Brady says he's not doing coke - that's his addiction. He's just having a drink. Maggie - Yeah and you're not holding up gas stations either. Am I supposed to be impressed? Brady thinks his Grandfather is right about Maggie - she's one tough cookie. Maggie - You and I have to be Brady. We're up against a real tough opponent. She thinks they need to go to a meeting. Brady agrees to go - it's not like he has a date or anything. Maggie asks if he wants to tell her what he was so upset about before they go. Okay - he found out his Grandfather was absolutely right and he was absolutely wrong and he hates that.
Kiriakis mansion - Part 2: Victor wasn't having such a great day with all the talk about coffins and mausoleums but then he comes home and hears Brady tell her to kiss off and now my day is nothing but lollipops and rainbows. She hopes it's his coffin they were talking about - she could use some good news. Victor asks if he heard her say EJ was going to kill her. Nicole is going to leave. Victor takes it Agent Hernandez was successful. Oh, he didn't tell you? Who do you suppose delivered you up to him? Moi! So Agent Hernandez and I sat down. We had a nice little talk and I told him about your vulnerabilities and it looks like he played you like a poker hand. So EJ is after you. What do you think? Cement shoes or a garrotte? Nicole isn't going out without a fight. As she's walking out Victor says -You should talk to Vivian about coffins. He laughs. ( I laughed too - he's so funny).
Preview: Maggie to Melanie - I think it's time for me to leave Salem. EJ imploring Sami - Don't let him do this to us Samantha. Don't. Don't let him do this us. Hope is on the stand crying - Bo jumps up - That's enough. You've got to stop. She's suffered enough.
Thursday Aug 26
Courtroom: Hope is led into the courtroom. She glances at Dr. Baker and then at Bo. Roman comes in and sits in front of Bo - he heard Hope was transferred here. Bo says she can't take this. Baker's lawyer asks her to state her name and rank. She gives her name - no current rank. He asked her what her rank was before she was charged with 6 counts of assault and one charge of attempted murder. Detective in the Salem P.D. He asks who assigned her the case. She asked for the assignment. Who was Police Commissioner when you asked? Bo Brady. How are you related to him. He's my husband. And your relationship to Commander Brady. He's my brother-in-law. Were both your husband and brother-in-law among your victims. Yes. They ended up in the hospital and as lead detective you interviewed them in the hospital. Yes. During those interviews did you ask them if they had any idea who bashed them over the head or in your husband's case who drugged him and doused him in gasoline. Bo stands up - Okay that's enough. You've got to stop. She's suffered enough. The judge tells Bo if he says another word he'll be thrown out. The lawyer asks Hope if she thinks she did a good job as lead detective. No. He asks if she did a profile of the person she was looking for. She did. He gets her to read part of it. The perpetrator would seem to be fueled by rage. The violence of the attacks suggest personal rather than mercenary motives. He asks if she thought the perp was mentally stable. No. Now that she knows who committed the crimes does she think she is mentally competent. She doesn't know. Do you think we should take evidence compiled from a patently crazy woman to put an innocent man away. Baker tells him to stop it. The judge orders him to sit down or he'll have him thrown out. The lawyer asks Hope if she at any time had any memory of his client committing any crime. No. Did you get your husband and brother-in-law to find a scapegoat to spread the blame around so things would go easier on you. Baker stands up again - That's it. You're fired. You're no longer my attorney. The judge pounds his gavel - last warning Baker.
The lawyer continues - how do we know you didn't turn your famous rage on my client to make him pay for something he didn't do. Baker yells - trial's over. I plead guilty. Why not just let her go - don't do this to her. She can't take it. Baker is now giving a statement - And there were times when it was obvious she didn't know who I was or what she had done. Your Honour she shouldn't be held responsible for what she did. She shouldn't be punished for things she couldn't control. The judge reminds him that Mrs. Brady isn't on trial, he is. Baker says than get it over with so she can get out of here. She's pretty much seen enough of me. His lawyers tells the judge this is all against advice of counsel. Judge - He has a constitutional right to be an idiot. Baker - Just one more thing Your Honour, I plead guilty and I am guilty (he turns around to face Bo) - I'm not the only one. The Judge tells Baker that his sentencing will be at a time to be determined. As Baker is being led out he stops and looks at Hope - Hope, I ... he stops and doesn't say anymore. Roman talks to the cop and realises her transport won't be here for awhile. The cop waits by the door. Roman asks Hope how she's doing. She's fine. He says things were pretty rough up there. She insists she's fine. Don't worry about me. Roman says that's not going to happen. Carly tells Bo she has to go to the hospital. Roman tells Bo Hope has to wait for transport and he should get back and check on Sami. Bo will stay with her. Bo is sorry - he should have seen this coming and warned her. Hope tells him he has to stop trying to look after her. Bo - Too little too late. Baker was dead right about me. Hope asks him what he thinks is going to happen to Baker. Bo doesn't know; they'll wait and see. Hope was looking at him and she thought this man knows the real me and I don't. The cop tells Bo the transport van is outside. Bo tells Hope that Baker doesn't know the real you - that's not who you are. Hope - You keep that thought. She leaves.
Kiriakis mausoleum: Gus tells Vivian she better make sure her husband doesn't find out what she's doing or she'll need a sarcophagus of her own. Viv will bet that once she's tucked Maggie into her eternal resting place Victor will forget she ever existed. Gus states she has a lot riding on that bet. Viv tells him not to be such a Gloomy Gus. He's concerned - Maggie Horton is well known and well liked. Don't you think someone will notice when she drops off the face of the earth? It's not like you don't have a track record of dealing harshly with people that get in your way. Viv asks if he thinks she's an idiot. No he thinks this plan is ducky; it worked so well the last time. Viv says when Maggie Horton disappears not one person is going to be suspicious because Maggie Horton is going to take care of all that. Viv instructs Gus not to go overboard with the tip when the sacrophagus arrivess; it's not like they're going to be continuous customers. Gus asks her where she's going to be. She's going to lure that red-headed mummy to her final resting place.
Waterfront - Part 1: Nicole tells herself she's still alive which means that EJ doesn't know that she's the one that gave Rafe the CD 'cause when he does find out she'll be swimming with the fishes.
DiMera mansion - Part 1: When Sami tells Rafe she wants him to play the CD EJ implores her not to do this; don't listen to it. Stop it. Sami replies - I have to. You can't spend the rest of your life with this hanging over your head. EJ thought she trusted him. He manufactured this; he's lying. Sami will know if it's a fraud. She'll know it and then they can go on with their lives. EJ - I won't allow it. Sami - Okay, alright; it's your house, your call. But you know EJ I'm not marrying you until I hear that. EJ steps away. Rafe asks Sami if she's ready. Rafe plays the CD - when it gets to the part where EJ says if Samantha finds out he loses everything EJ stops it. He's sorry but he can not let her listen to another word. EJ really loses it and acts frantic. Don't you see what he's trying to do Samantha? He's trying to poison your mind against me. He manufactured this stuff to try to stop ... he stammers ... don't let him do this to us ... okay ... you see what he's trying to do. Don't fall for that. Sami tells EJ she's not going to let him tell her not to listen to it. EJ stoops even lower - Don't let him do this to our children. Sami - EJ, I'm doing this for our children. EJ looks absolutely cornered. Sami listens to the entire recording. You did it, EJ. You did it. One tear escapes and rests on her cheek. How could you do it? EJ - I didn't. He dummied the disk. Sami tells him to stop it. Rafe asks if it was fake why did you pay Nicole 5 million dollars. EJ rants - Because I wanted to keep that kind of filth from Samantha. Sami - I said stop it. That was you and that was Stefano. You think that after all these years I don't recognise your voice. EJ - Samantha ... please ... I really think ... Sami tells Rafe she thinks he should go. He asks her to come with him. They'll take this disk to her father. EJ - It's not admissable in a court of law. Rafe - That's it? That's all you have to say for yourself after everything that you have done. After torturing your family, the woman you supposedly love and your kids, that's it? It's not admissable. That's all your worried about, isn't it? Whether you have to pay. EJ - I think I'll pay, don't you? Rafe - Not enough. Not nearly enough. Sami asks him to just go please. Rafe is sorry that she had to be put through all this - she didn't deserve it. He takes the CD and leaves. Sami - Just be honest with me. Look me in the eye and tell me that you took Sydney from me. EJ - Yes, I took Sydney.
Brady Pub - Part 1: Kate comes back to their table telling Stefano that Johnny and Allie are happy playing in that wretched little kitchen. She wishes that EJ and Rafe had picked some place other than their living room to have their showdown because she's not looking forward to spending the afternoon in the Brady Pub. She wants Stefano to tell her what's going on. Why did Rafe stop the wedding? What's he up to? Stefano insists that he does not know but he sure as hell is going to find out. Kate doesn't believe him - he always knows everything that is going on. Stefano suggests changing the subject. Kate - An FBI agent bursts into our house, stops your son's wedding to a woman we both despise and you want to change the subject? Right. I think Will looked very lovely in his suit but I wish I could get him to change his hairstyle. She gets the look - Maybe we'll just sit here quietly.
Maggie's house: Maggie comes in as Melanie attempts to knit and mutters some gibberish. Maggie asks her what that means. That she hated to knit and Maggie doesn't like anyone swearing in her house. Maggie suggests not knitting. Mel wants to be a hands on sister ... knitting need mishap ... damn it. Maggie says you've really bought into this family thing hook, line and sinker, haven't you? Mel has and aside from knitting this is the happiest she's ever been in her life and she has Maggie to thank for that. Maggie will never be able to tell her how much it meant to her to have Mel and Philip move in here but it shouldn't be permanent. They're a happily married couple that needs their time alone. Mel assures her they're not going anywhere. Maggie - Maybe I am. I've been doing a lot of thinking and maybe it's time for me to leave Salem. Mel tells her she can't leave - she is Salem. Maggie doesn't mean forever. She just feels she needs to be by herself. She needs to visit her daughters and then she was thinking of taking that cruise her and Mickey planned. Mel - That's good for you but what about me? Do you really think I can be here without you. Maggie does. Mel will miss her a lot but she hopes she has a lot of fun. Maggie thinks Mel will find this boring but on the cruise she just wants to sit in her deck chair and not move a muscle.
Brady Pub - Part 2: Kate thinks she's going to give them a call and see how things are moving along. Stefano - No. Kate tells him this could take forever - Sami loves being the center of attention. She asks him again what is it. She can tell he's upset and it doesn't make any sense to her because he can't want EJ to marry Sami - he despises her more than she does. Stefano needs some air. As he gets up to leave Nicole walks in - Oh damn it. Nicole sees Sydney in her stroller - she's grown so much. Nicole and Kate snipe at one another. Kate asks Stefano if he can do that thing he does to make people disappear. Nicole comments that they don't look like they're having much fun - why is that? She heard that EJ and Sami are getting married and if that's the truth why are you two here? Did something happen at the wedding? Stefano - You seem to be the one with all the inside information, you tell us. She was with Rafe when he got the phone call. He seemed angry. She's making sure he didn't do anything rash. Stefano - Like what? He pulls her aside - he wants Nicole to tell him why she's so curious about Hernandez and he wants her to tell him now. Nicole doesn't have to answer to him. Stefano - Why were you with him and why the hell do you seem so upset? Nicole tells him that Rafe doesn't confide in her. Stefano tells her she's a good liar. He thinks she doesn't want him to know something - he also thinks she is very, very afraid.
Hospital: After some nonsensical chat about knitting Mel tells Carly that when she walked in she looked awful - is everything okay. It was a rough morning. She went to Dr. Baker's trial to give Bo some support. Baker's lawyer put Hope on the stand and was pretty brutal to her. Mel says Hope was pretty brutal to Bo. Carly says it was bad - it's like kicking Hope when she's down. Mel - Bo didn't take that so well? Carly is glad Bo didn't take the lawyer out - he was that angry. That's the thing about Bo; he can't stand to see a woman in distress.
DiMera mansion - Part 2: Sami paces ... OMG ... OMG ... On the plane, in that hospital in Cleveland, Nicole was panicking, begging us to believe us that she didn't know where Sydney was. Right from that moment you knew. Everytime I'd fall apart you would put your arms me - everytime you knew that she was okay. It's all just like Rafe said - all of it was just because you wanted a front row seat to see me suffer. EJ - Yeah, that was the point. He knows that it was wrong but he really wanted her to feel some of the pain and suffering she had made him feel when she kept his daughter from him. Sami - I didn't tell you that your daughter was dead. He yells - Yes you did - that is exactly what you did. You knew that Grace was our child and you said nothing until after she died and then you chose to tell me. Sami - I was out of my mind with grief. EJ talks about spending hours with that girl thinking she was their daughter. He looked at her little hands and her little feet thinking about how you kept her from me. How I'd never know this little girl and yeah I swore, OMG I swore I was going to get my revenge on you. I was going to make you pay. And when I found out Sydney was our daughter ... Sami - Yeah, good for you. WOW - there's your chance for revenge. Not oh thank God my daughter's not dead. Oh I get to spend time and love my little girl - she's alive. No, the first thing you think about is getting revenge against me. EJ rants - Because you kept my daughter from me, alright. Sami - That's right, I did keep her from you and you know why. It wasn't because I wanted revenge against you. It wasn't even to hurt your feelings EJ. I was trying to be a good parent. I was trying to do what was best for my daughter and this place, this family is dangerous. I had just seen a man get murdered on your doorstep. And you told me a couple of times that you understood my motives or maybe that was a lie too. But I tell you what EJ, looking back I should have trusted my instincts because it turns out you're a monster. EJ scoffs - You'd like that. That would make things very easy for you. But you know in your heart that is not who I am.
Bo & Hope's house: Bo finds Carly asleep in Hope's bed and crawls in next to her. He didn't mean to wake her. Carly felt that sleeping was a good way to make this day go away. How's Hope? Bo's worried about her. Bo wakes up when he hears his name - it's Hope. Bo - please save me. Bo wakes up and sees that it's Carly in bed, not Hope.
Waterfront - Part 2: Rafe greets Roman. Roman was hoping he'd bring Sami. Nope, she stayed with EJ. Roman - Damn. Rafe says no, the wedding is off. She just wanted some time to cuss him out. He hands over the CD to Roman. This proves that EJ kidnapped Sydney - paid Anna to do it. Roman - And Sami knows that? Yup, I think the end is finally in sight Roman.
DiMera mansion - Part 3: EJ didn't believe it himself at first. I wanted to make you suffer. I wanted to make you need me. I wanted to make you so vulnerable ... Sami - That I would only need you. EJ - Absolutely. When you were completely dependent on me I was going to take the kids. I was going to take Sydney and Johnny and go, disappear - leave you completely on your own. But in the process of doing that I realised something. I realised I was so angry not because I had been deceived, it was because I had been deceived by you. The woman who I had once loved, the woman who I still loved. Sami scoffs - You don't know the meaning of the word. EJ lists off things they did this summer and keeps asking - what was that not love? Sami - It was all an act. EJ - To what purpose was it an act? Sami - I don't know. You have to tell me. What were you doing? Trying to seduce me ... trying to get me to ... EJ - Fall in love with me because I love you. Those were the most wonderful moments of my entire life. Sami - Savour them. They're not happening again. EJ - You heard my voice on that tape ... Sami sure did - she heard him admit what he had done. EJ declares that he hated what he had done. Rafe was right about one thing ... Sami - He was right about everything. EJ - He was right about one thing. In the final seconds when everything came crashing down it was like I awoke from some horrible nightmare. I couldn't do it. I couldn't hurt you. I couldn't take Sydney from you. I couldn't leave you. And I've spent every moment since then trying to make up for that horror I put you through. That's why I asked you to marry me. So I could spend the rest of my making up for what I did to you.
Preview: Nicole hearing someone trying to open her door - OMG. I'm a dead woman. Rafe to Roman - He's going to pay. EJ to Sami - I love you and you still love me.
Friday Aug 27
Kiriakis mansion: Daniel and Chloe come into Victor's living room. Dan thanks him for agreeing to see them. Victor replies that he said it was important - are they breaking up? Victor notices the baby bump and comments that her dress is a little snug. Chloe says she's gained weight because she's pregnant. Victor - That explains it. Is it Daniel's? Of course it is - how can he even ask her that? Victor - It was just a simple question. Dan - What the hell is the matter with you? Victor didn't mean to be insulting. He was taken by surprise - he always thought Chloe was barren. Dan asks who even used that word anymore. He tells Victor that Chloe was never told she was barren - just that it would be difficult to conceive. Victor didn't mean to imply she was unfaithful to Daniel - he thought maybe she had used a sperm donor because of her fertility issues. Dan tells him the baby was conceived the old fashioned way - they thought he'd be happy for them. Victor is. A baby is always a blessing especially when it's unexpected. Chloe agrees and unlike Victor God has been kind and generous to her - He's given her everything she's ever wanted just like she wanted. Victor- So God has decided to single you out, has he? She asks what that's supposed to mean. Victor replies it's just that with all the suffering in the world, innocent children starving, people dying in wars, the economy in shambles all over the world you must feel very special that God singled you out to give you what you want. Dan - You just won't cut her a break, will you? Victor apologises - it's just a pet peeve of his. People who thank God for their good fortune - it implies that God is biased - helps some of us and the rest are just ignored. Chloe admits she said it in the wrong way - She didn't mean to imply she was special - she's just thankful for all of God's blessings. Victor - As we all should be. Dan says given their good news they thought it would be pleasant to come and see him for once but it's been a bigger nightmare than he thought. They'll go. Victor says please stay. Accept my sincere apologies. You're like a son to me. Any child of yours will be precious to me including this one you're carrying Chloe. He or she is family. Chloe stares at a picture of Philip and Victor. Victor asks Chloe to forgive him if he's offended her - it won't happen again. Dan warns that if it does this child won't be a part of his life. Dan tells Chloe they should go. Chloe is kind of tired. Victor asks Daniel to say - Vivian isn't here - he'd enjoy the company. Chloe tells Dan to stay - she'll see him at home. She leaves. Dan is sick and tired of the way he treats Chloe. Victor points out he apologised. He agrees that he was disrespectful but doesn't he think Chloe is a little sensitive. Dan doesn't think that and even if she was she has every right to be. She's pregnant, hormonal and fragile and she does not have to deal with your harassment and disrespect. But why is she so fragile, Daniel? Didn't she say that she's got everything she wants just the way she wants it. Come on, she's in love, she's having a baby with the man of her dreams - she should be the happiest woman alive. Daniel ponders.
Maggie's house: Vivian knocks on Maggie's kitchen door. She tells Maggie they need to talk about Victor. She has come here to ask a favour - all of a sudden she has trouble with an earring - she takes it off and puts it in her purse. She mentions the sarcophagus again. She thinks it has to be handled in a sensitive way with a lot of discretion. Maggie has no idea what this has to do with her. Vivian thought she would ask her for the name of the funeral director she used when Mickey died. Maggie didn't keep the mortician's card - she was kind of hoping she wouldn't need his services again. Viv apologises for upsetting her. Maggie asks her why she's doing this. For Victor of course. Maggie tells her when someone you really love dies you don't give a damn about the size of the coffin. Viv wanted Lawrence's grave to be a monument. Maggie said love not kinky obession. She has the bill from Mickey's funeral upstairs. If she gives it to her will she then leave? Of course. Maggie tells her not to get in a habit of dropping in - remember we don't like each other. After Maggie leaves Vivian rants about how much she hates Maggie calling her names. She tells herself time is of the essence - she starts snooping around. She sees some travel brochures - she's planning a trip - this is going to be easier than I thought. She stuffs some of Maggie's stationery in her purse and some other stuff just as Melanie walks in - what the hell are you doing here? Viv thought fast - she's putting lipstick on. Viv has to dash. Maggie is upstairs getting some information for her so she was just going to leave her a note. She hands it to Melanie - you can give her the message. You and Philip have to come over for drinkies ASAP. Ta-ta. She leaves. Melanie mutters - Absolutely not. Maggie comes down and sees that Vivian is gone. Melanie passes her the message. Outside Vivian calls Gus and finds out the sarcophagus has arrived and is in place. She'll be there shortly. She hangs up and mutters but first I have to write a letter - Maggie Horton's farewell to Salem.
Brady Pub - Part 1: After Stefano finishes confronting Nicole and getting nothing he goes back to Kate it's time to leave. She comments that it didn't look like a pleasant conversation. He will tell her in the car. He orders her to get Giovanni and Allie. Kate just loves the imperative - it makes her feel so close to him. Stefano makes a call to Marco - he wants him to take care of a problem for him.
DiMera mansion - Part 1: After EJ tells Sami he wants to spend the rest of his life making it up to her for what he did she asks him if he thinks that justifies what he did. You think that because I hurt you or because of the fact you love me makes it okay that you put me through the worst hell a mother can go through. EJ feels that she of all people should understand. They both know the kind of pain she has inflicted on the people she loves. I'm ashamed of what I've done but you know in your heart that's not who I am. You gave me this opportunity to become this man you always knew I could be. I will never hurt you ever, I promise. Sami - But I can't believe because I don't think you can help yourself. Every word out of your mouth is a lie. EJ - You know that's not true. Was I lying when I told you I loved you? I love you and you still love me. Sami starts walking away but he asks her to wait - please. I'm right, aren't you? Underneath all the anger and that you still love me Samantha. Sami tells him love doesn't have anything to do with this. EJ feels love has everything to do with this. We love one another. We love our children. And yes I did terrible thing and I moved heaven and earth to try and make this up to you so we could have a family - so we could be together. And I've changed. I've changed from a man hell-bent on hurting you to one who just wants to wake up every day for the rest of his life lying beside you. And you've changed. You've gone from a woman who couldn't even tell me we were having a child together to a woman who was just about to marry me. We can get through this. We can. We can get through anything because we love each other. So I'm asking you please (he drops to his knees) will you marry me?
Nicole's place: Nicole pulls out her suitcase from under her bed ranting - Damn it Rafe, you were supposed to protect me. Liar. Nicole starts packing - someone approaches her door. As she's packing she hears someone rattling her door knob. Oh God - I'm a dead woman. As the guy is breaking in Nicole grabs a pair of scissors and shuts the lights and hides in a corner. The guy comes in with gun drawn. He goes to the open window, turns and sees Nicole - she screams and then begs not to be shot. The guy whips out his badge - FBI. Nicole asks why he didn't show her that in the first place. He thought she was the would-be assasin - never thought she'd be stupid enough to hide in her own home. Nicole asks what happened to the other guy. He asked for another assignment. He didn't want to be responsible for someone so intent on getting herself killed. He introduces himself - George Mickey. Nicole tells him she's not staying in Salem. She doesn't trust anyone to protect her so he's free to go. He doesn't expect her to trust him right away ... Nicole tells him he doesn't understand. She will never trust him - not anyone - ever again. Nicole is on the phone - They did what? How is that even possible? You know what you can tell your branch manager. She hangs up. George asks her what's up. Her accounts have been frozen. OMG - EJ's been busy. George guesses that means she's not going anywhere then. Nicole can't stay here, EJ knows where she lives - besides she can't afford the rent. From looking over her file George didn't get the impression that she had a lot of friends or resources to turn to. So where are you going to go then? Nicole - The only place I can.
Waterfront - Part 1: Roman tells Rafe he didn't think it was possible to despise that guy any more than he already did. Rafe says he's already planning how to get out of it legally. At least Sami knows. Roman owes him big time. It's hard to watch your kid think they're in love with someone like that. Rafe - He played her for a real long time. He knows a lot people that are willing to lie for him and he's got a lot of money so chances are he's probably not going to do any jail time but he's going to pay.
DiMera mansion - Part 2: Sami - You want to marry me? EJ - How it's been since Sydney's been back - that's how it can be. We can be a family together. Sami - Do you know why I wanted to get married today? EJ - Because you love me. Sami - Because I went to Rafe last night because I was going to give him one more chance to stop me from marrying you. She whips her hands out of his. And I saw him kissing Nicole. So classic Sami, I come rushing back here and I'm begging you to marry me. Not because I love you because I love Rafe and he broke my heart. All this time I was worried about your feelings. Thank God Rafe still cares enough about me to spend all that time trying to find the truth. Thank God he came here and talked to me and told me what you did. EJ looks stunned and bewildered - Samantha, you love me. Sami - Anything I felt for you, you killed. You destroyed it with what you did. I can't believe you. I'm taking my kids and getting out of here and I swear to God EJ I will make sure you never see your children again. Stefano hears this. What the hell is going on here? Sami - As if you don't know what you're sick and twisted son did not just to me but to my children, to my whole family. You let everyone think that that beautiful little girl was dead. You let them mourn her. You were relishing our pain as our hearts broke into a million pieces thinking she was dead. And you knew she was fine the whole time. And after everything she had been through you took her away from everything that was familiar to her; everyone who loved her. Stefano tells Sami to pull herself together. Sami - I'm sick of listening to you. I'm not going to let you tell me what to do anymore. She faces EJ - I'm going to see to it that I take my children and you're never going to see them again. I'm not going to let you stop me from taking my kids out of here. Stefano - Over my dead body. Rafe walks in - Yeah that's right. You see DiMera if you do try and stop Sami from trying to take her kids away from you or this amoral, pyschotic son of yours then yeah, it will be over your dead body. Kate comes in and Sami asks - where are my kids. EJ grabs her - Sami reacts quickly. Don't, don't touch me. Kate tells her Mary has them, they're fine. Sami rushes up the stairs. Kate asks what is going on. Rafe tells her the truth is out about Sydney's disappearance. Kate - What truth? Rafe - While Sami and her family were going through hell; while we were searching everywhere to find that little girl even thinking for a while that she had been murdered. Bloody clothes found in a river ... Kate tells him to get to the point. Rafe - The point is EJ was behind it all. It was his little brainstorm. He planned the whole thing. He even hired Anna DiMera to kidnap Sydney. Kate - What? EJ, why? Rafe - Can't you figure it out Mrs. DiMera? To punish Sami for lying about her pregnancy. Pure and simple - an act of revenge. Sami comes down the stairs (she has changed) with the children. She promises they will come back and get everything. Johnny asks where they're going. Sami tells him they're going to their new home. Johnny wants to stay here. EJ comes in to the foyer and tells Johnny he's going to see him really soon. Big hugs. EJ tells him he loves him more than anything else in the world. Sami tells Johnny it's time to say goodbye. No! She takes Johnny's hand - we're leaving. Rafe opens the door. EJ tells Sami he didn't get to say goodbye to Sydney. Sami - That's exactly what you did to me. She walks out - EJ looks crushed.
Brady Pub - Part 2: Caroline exclaims - Sami cancelled the wedding? Roman nods - Right in the middle of the ceremony. Caroline - Thank God. Do you think that means she's come to her senses. Arianna comes in and sits at the bar - she overhears what Roman says. You're not going to believe what happened. Rafe did some digging around and he found that EJ DiMera paid Anna DiMera to kidnap Sydney. Caroline - His own daughter? That's evil, pure evil. Arianna looks shocked - she heads out. Caroline continues - All that suffering he caused Sami. Roman - Not just Sami - all of us. Sami and the kids need a place to stay until she gets back on her feet. Caroline says they can stay there - there's plenty of room. Roman thinks it would be good for Sami to have her nearby. Caroline asks if he thinks EJ and Stefano are going to let her leave with those precious children. Roman - They have no choice. They're going down. EJ and his father are about to lose everything.
Kiriakis mausoleum: Vivian comes in and gushes over the beauty of the sarcophagus. Isn't it a shame to think of sullying it with the person that's going inside. Vivian says burial technology has come a long way in the last decade or so. This is a breeze compared to the first time and ever so much fun.
DiMera mansion - Part 3: EJ comes back in to the living room and starts pouring all the left over champagne from glasses into one glass. Stefano doesn't understand - how the hell did Hernandez find out? Kate - Wait. You knew? You knew EJ was the one. Stefano - Answer me Elvis. How did this happen? Why are not my grandchildren in my home? EJ - Nicole. Stefano asks Kate to excuse them - he wants to talk privately to his son. Kate asks why - is she not a member of this family. Don't I deserve answers? Stefano growls - not now. Kate walks out. Stefano asks EJ what the hell Nicole has to do with this nightmare. EJ tells him she came over here a couple of weeks ago and overheard a conversation between the two of them. Stefano - So she heard what you had done. My God - how could you be so careless! EJ doesn't need a lecture from him. Stefano wants to understand what happened next. She came to you with the information she had heard and you gave her money or what? EJ snaps - I gave her some money. She told me the truth would never come out. Stefano rants - Wonderful. She told you the truth would never come out so naturally you had nothing to worry about, right? Because she's such an upstanding woman - I mean, she's totally trustworthy, isn't she? EJ - It's in our mutual best interests for her not to say anything. Stefano - What mutual best interests when Samantha Brady walks out of this house with your children, my grandchildren. God in heaven what has happened to you? Has your love for Samantha totally ruined your mind? Is that the reason why your life is not worth living? Is that why you're whole life is going up in smoke? Why didn't you talk to me - ask me for my help? EJ starts retying his tie - It's okay. I know what to do. My mess. My responsibility. I'll fix it. Stefano - How? EJ - I'll kill Nicole.
Brady Pub - Part 3: Sami, Rafe and the kids arrive at the pub. Johnny goes running to Roman. Caroline takes the kids to the kitchen for chocolate chip cookies. Roman asks Sami if Will knows. Not yet - she left him a message - she wants to tell him. Roman asks how the little ones are taking it. They're upset, they're confused about leaving the house, why wouldn't they be? Roman - How about you? Sami - I feel like a damn fool. I almost married the man that tried to destroy our lives. Rafe tells her that EJ won't hurt her anymore or the kids. Sami - We have to protect them. The kids are the most important thing. We have to protect them. Roman tells her not to worry about it. They will all be well taken care of - he promises. Sami - When EJ is down that's when he's the most dangerous. I learned that the hard way. I'm so scared - she goes into Roman's arms. Caroline puts the Closed sign up. She tells Sami that she and Roman will put the kids to bed - they've had a long day. Sami appreciates that. Roman tells her they're just all relieved that she's safe and sound. He shakes Rafe's hand - good job. They go upstairs. Sami tells Rafe that she doesn't even know what to say. Rafe - you don't have to say anything. Sami - Yeah, I do. I mean you saved me today, again. Thank you so much Rafe - she hugs him.
Daniel & Chloe's apt: Chloe opens the door to find Nicole standing there with a present for her birthday. Chloe invites her in. Nicole knows she hasn't been around much - she notices the baby bump - we have some serious catching up to do.
Beach: Kate leaves a message for Will. There's something he needs to know and she wants him to hear it from her first - call me. She tells him she's at the lake - if he could meet her here that would be good. Chad approaches and asks if she's okay. She's fine. Chad doesn't think so. If she wants to talk - she's been so nice to him he'd like to return the favour. Kate says that's very sweet of him. Chad takes it that she didn't go to the wedding. Kate - What? Chad tells her that Will said something about his mom getting married today. Kate tells him it didn't happen - it's off. Chad thinks Will must be relieved. Kate tells him Will doesn't know so if he sees him tell him to get in touch with her please. Of course. Stefano comes along and asks Chad to excuse them. He does. Stefano tells Kate that she didn't say goodbye - she just left the house. She asks if she gets a demerit for that. Stefano asks her what she was talking to Chad about this time.
DiMera mansion - Part 4: EJ rushes to the front door only to find Arianna standing there. Well I take it you heard? Of course. Get your digs in - everyone else has.
Preview: Kate yelling at Stefano - I am tired of the lies! EJ yelling at Arianna - I don't need help. I need hope. Sami crying to Rafe - I'm sorry, Rafe. I'm sorry.
Monday Aug 30
Beach - Part 1: Kate blows up at Stefano when he asks her what she was talking to Chad about. He can lie to her face for months but she can't leave the house without saying goodbye and she has to tell him something that is none of his damn business. Stefano tells her not to talk to him like that. She'll talk to him any way she likes and if he doesn't like it he can go to hell. I am tired of the lies. I am sick to death of the secrets! Stefano asks if he ever promised her that he'd divulge his every thought ... She isn't talking about divulging thoughts - she's talking about bold faced lies. My grandchildren especially Will suffered because they were lied to. They thought their baby sister was dead. Stefano suffered too! Does she think he had anything to do with kidnapping that child. He had no idea what Elvis was up to until it was too late than what could he do - he had to protect his son. Kate - That's all you could do? Stefano rants that she would have done exactly the same thing. Kate - You protected your son. You got EJ back into your house and then your precious grandchildren, they followed. Stefano claims it was the only way. Kate - Right. And if my family goes to hell so what. Stefano says her family made it alright - nobody got sick, nobody got insane ... Kate yells they'll be insane now when they find out EJ was behind the kidnapping and you condoned it. Stefano asks if he was supposed to disown his own son, give up on his grandchildren? Kate asks what difference does it make - he's lost them all now and if I lose my grandchildren; if I lose Will I don't know how I'm going to live with myself or with you. Stefano promises that they will not lose William. Kate asks if he's going to bribe him to forgive them. Stefano - What is it that you need? Haven't I given it to you? Sometimes I think you forget the bargain we made before you became my wife. I think you forget what I've done for you. Sometimes secrets are a way of protecting the people we love. Kate recalls looking at Chad's birth certificate - maybe this is the only proof that Stefano is Chad's father. Kate - Oh yes, I know.
Daniel & Chloe's apt - Part 1: Nicole is so glad she loves Chloe so much otherwise she'd be so damn jealous. Chloe is sorry - this must be hard for her after everything she went through. Nicole insists she's happy for her but she has one question ... Chloe tells her Daniel is the father. Carly did a paternity test - thank God the baby is his. Nicole recalls her saying that Carly wanted her to tell Daniel about her one night stand. Chloe said everything changed when Carly found out she was pregnant. Everything is great and Carly isn't going to say a word now that they know Daniel is the father. Nicole guesses dreams really do come true - a wedding, a baby - she's going to have everything she wants and she deserves. Chloe tells her she'll have that one day too. Nicole disagrees. Nicole wants her to open
her gift. It's a sexy, slinky blouse that Chloe won't be able to wear until after the baby is born. Chloe is so tired all of a sudden. Nicole suggests that she take a nap and she'll just hang out here for a while. As Chloe is heading to the bedroom George knocks on the door and asks if everything is okay. Nicole tells him she's fine. Chloe asks - Who's that? That is her FBI bodyguard. It's a precautionary thing. Ever since she blew the whistle on EJ Rafe thinks she needs protection. That's not all she needs. She can't afford to pay for her apartment and she doesn't have anywhere to go and Brady won't even look at her. Chloe says she can stay here in the guest room for as long as she needs it.
Brady Pub - Part 1: Sami asks Rafe to sit down - she has something else she wants to say to him. EJ turned me against you by making me doubt you and I let him and I just want you to know that I will be ashamed of that for the rest of my life. Rafe understands - she wanted to have her baby back. Sami - And you brought her back to me, not EJ. And you never gave up, you never stopped, you kept the pressure on - why? Rafe - Because I never felt like we had the truth. Now we do. It's finally over. Sami agrees that it's over. She finally realised that she would be better off alone than being married to EJ for the rest of her life and that her kids are better off without a father at all. Rafe is just thinking about that family - everything they put her through. Sami tells him she's not an innocent victim. We both know that. I made so many stupid decisions I can't even say sorry because it's not enough. But I am - I'm so sorry Rafe. You can say I told you so. Rafe - Of course I forgive you. He should go - let her spend some time with her family. He gets up to leave but Sami asks him to please don't go. You saved me today again. Since the day I met you, every action proved what kind of man you are. You're every girls dream come true. You're my dream come true. I was wrong about everything. EJ knows me so well - he knew where I was weak. Where I was vulnerable and how insecure I would be about us and he knew how to take advantage of that. I would love to blame him. I would love to convince you right now that it's all EJ's fault but it's not. It's my fault. I let this happen. I let him come between us. And I know I should give you a couple of days. I know if I were smart, sensible and mature I wouldn't do this right now 'cause it's too soon. But I'm not sensible and you know that and I'm definitely not mature so I can't let you leave; I can't let you walk out that door without telling you I love you. I love you with my whole heart. Rafe - Don't you know that through all the problems, all the fights and the deceptions and all that stuff there was one thing that always stayed true. I never stopped loving you. Not for one second. And I never will. They kiss.
DiMera mansion - Part 1: Arianna can't believe that the man who was so good to her could do something so horrible. Why? She hurt me and I wanted to hurt her back. Ari - So you hurt your child too by taking her away from her family. EJ rants - Did he know it was a good idea at the time? No. Did I know it was a mistake? Yes? Did I try to fix it? Yes. Did I try to atone for it? Yes. Ari yells - How do you atone for something like that? EJ doesn't know but he doesn't deserve to have his children taken away from him. Ari asks if they are gone. Yeah - she says I'm not going to see them again. My kids mean everything to me. Ari asks him what he's going to do. He's going to see that justice is served. Ari - What do you mean? Sami? No. He's going to see Nicole. Ari - No. Absolutely not! She doesn't know what Nicole has done now ... They head into the living room as EJ lists all of Nicole's 'sins' - lying about that miscarriage, stealing his and Samantha's baby and passing it off as her own was the tip of the iceberg. Ari tells him if he goes after Nicole and does whatever the DiMera's do he will be throwing his life away. He'll lose any chance of ever seeing his children again and she knows that is not what he wants. All we have is our future - please, look to that. Look forward. They sit down. Ari tells him hurting Nicole won't bring his children back. In fact it will push them further away. Hurting Nicole will not bring back what you've lost. I'm sorry. I'm really sorry. EJ says it's so hard to believe. Nothing is ever going to be the same. He thinks Ari should go. He looks down at Sami's engagement ring. He holds the ring. It's hard to believe that just a few hours ago everything was going to be right. Ari says the truth had to come out eventually. Just think about it - if you and Sami had been married and the kids had gotten used to you two being together and then she had found it - it could have been a lot worse. EJ asks how it could be worse? She's thinking about his children. EJ tells her not to placate him. She isn't. I'm trying to help you and you know that. EJ yells - I don't need help. I need hope. I need to believe that when I explain everything to Samantha in the light of day ... Arianna tells him to stop. Do not do this to yourself. You need to accept the fact that it is over. EJ appreciates that she came over but he'd like her to leave now. He's going to sit here and figure out the fall-out of his actions on his own. Ari will check in with him later. She really is sorry that all this has happened to him.
Kiriakis mansion: Daniel insists Chloe is happy - the only time she isn't is when they come here so he's going to keep her away from Victor from now on. Victor is sorry to hear that - he just wishes he could see a happy ending for them but he doesn't. Vivian comes in and Daniel leaves. Victor growls about her timing. She thought he'd want to know how the plans for Isabella's memorial are going. She knows it will be difficult for him but she'll be by side to make sure it goes perfectly.
Daniel & Chloe's apt - Part 2: Nicole promises to be the most considerate houseguest they've ever had. She'll go get her stuff. Nicole opens the door calling for George to find Daniel standing there. Daniel assumes George is the big burly guy guarding the luggage. Chloe tells him George is Nicole's bodyguard. She hopes it's okay that she told Nicole she could stay here a while. It will only be until she finds her own place, right? Nicole says a few days, tops. She then congratulates Dan on being a father to be. She gushes about the baby. She goes on and on about how quiet she'll be. Chloe suggests she go and check out the guest bedroom - she does. Dan asks Chloe what happened - she invited herself and you just couldn't say no? Chloe asks if he is mad. Dan just wishes she would have talked to him first. He wants to know why Nicole needs to stay here. Chloe honestly doesn't know what's going on. All she knows is that Nicole needs them and she's terrified. Something to do with EJ. If she wasn't in real danger she wouldn't have come to us. She knows it's an imposition but she has nowhere else to go. Please, can she stay here? Dan asks how it's a smart move to allow Nicole to stay here when she's in trouble with the DiMera's and in danger. Chloe knows it isn't. Even though she really, really wants to help her out she'll go and tell her she can't stay here. Dan stops her - he feels bad for Nicole too. As long as the FBI guy stands guard outside the door she can stay. Chloe thanks him with a kiss. Dan is going to get some take-out. After he leaves Nicole comes out. Chloe tells her she can stay. Nicole thanks her for talking him into it. Chloe didn't have to - he's such a softie. He knows you need us and he wants to help. She tells Nicole they both need to know what is going on with her. Why does she need a guard. Nicole will tell her but not now - it's too painful to talk about. Chloe tells her Dan figured out in 1 second that it had to do with her and the DiMera's. Is EJ trying to come after her.
Beach - Part 2: Will joins them - he got Kate's message to meet him there. He got a lot of messages from his mom too - not that she explained much - just not to go back to the house but meet her at the pub. What's going on? Kate tells him it's about Sami and EJ's wedding. It's not happening - it's off. Will isn't surprised. He was getting that feeling from all the messages and the way it got put on hold in the first place. But mom and EJ seemed so sure about getting married even after Rafe interrupted so what happened? Kate tells him Rafe uncovered something that EJ did - something terrible. Something indefensible. EJ was behind Sydney's
kidnapping. He hired Anna DiMera to take your baby sister away from your mother; away from all of us. Will - What? Why? How? Stefano tells him nobody can figure it out. It's my own son that has done this and I'm appalled - I'm shocked beyond words. Elvis's criminal scheme came as a shock to all of us today. Will is going to talk to his mom. Kate stops him - they're not sure Sami has all the facts completely straight yet. Will - She knows what EJ did, right? Kate says yes but she doesn't know about us. Before you talk to her we want a chance to make things clear to you. Would you let us do that? Will's sorry. He's going to talk to his mom.
Daniel & Chloe's apt - Part 3: Nicole promises that she will tell both of them but the last 24 hours have been hell for her. Right now she's with her best friend so can they focus on the good things like how happy she is for her, Daniel and the baby. Chloe is really glad Carly forced her to have that paternity test especially now that she knows the baby is Daniel's. When she thinks about what could have happened if Daniel found out about her one night stand - how hurt he would have been. He'd never trust me again. Probably be over between us. Nicole - But now you're together forever - disaster averted. Dan walks in - disaster averted? What disaster? Nicole only meant if they had not decided to let her stay here things would have been a disaster for her. Chloe goes to get plates for them to eat. Nicole thanks Daniel for understanding and letting her stay here. She tells him she needs to go back to her apartment and grab a few things - she'll take George with her. Dan will go with her - he tells Chloe to go ahead and eat - he'll be back soon. Nicole tells him there's no need. Dan - Oh but there is. You and I need to get a few things straight.
DiMera mansion - Part 2: Drinking, pouting EJ wanders into Sami's bedroom and wanders around looking at the stuff on her bed. He finds the gift she had bought him and opens it.
Brady Pub - Part 2: Caroline comes down and tells Sami that the kids are sound asleep. Sami thanks her. Caroline tells her that her father has policemen outside in case EJ and Stefano are planning to do anything. She's going to leave them alone - give them some privacy. Rafe asks Sami if she wants to go back to his place to talk. Sounds great. Outside the pub they run into Ari. She knows everything that happened with EJ. She looks at Sami - Now you know. Sami - I know because of your brother. Sami looks at her expression - You seem like you're not happy that I know. No, of course she's happy that Sami knows and Rafe - this is what he's always wanted. Sami gets a call from Will - she steps away to take it. Will heard about what EJ did. Thank God for Rafe. Sami agrees. She feels like such a fool. Will - Don't. You were trying to do what was best for your kids, that's all. He asks if she's with Rafe now. Yeah - they're at the pub. She'd love to talk to him - can he come there. Will tells her later - just hang out with Rafe now. Let him know how grateful I am. Sami will tell him. He is sure he doesn't want to come here and tell him himself. He will - there's something he needs to do first. Sami tells him to be careful. Ari asks Rafe why he's looking at her like that. I am happy you know the truth. Rafe - But? Ari was with EJ earlier - he's a mess. Rafe - He should be a mess. In fact he should be in prison. Ari gets why Rafe thinks that ... Rafe asks if she is defending EJ. No, she wouldn't defend him but it's not like she's blameless. Rafe - Woah! Ari - Think about it. With what she's done ... Sami - She's what? What were you saying about me? How is all of this my fault?
Preview: Nicole to Daniel - If things get screwed up between you and Chloe it won't be because of me. Rafe to Sami - Well we're together now. That's all that matters. EJ to Lexie - The one person who has squandered all of my dreams one after the other.
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