Friday Sept 2
Hospital - Part 1: Bo and Roman press Daniel to allow them to interview Mandy - they need those answers from her. Dan insists she needs more time. Bo states the clock is ticking. They have a pyschopath out there. They don't want another woman ending up in the hospital or worse. Dan is behind them 100% but they can't have a repeat of what happened the last time. Bo - What we can't have a repeat of is this attack. You know how violent it was. Mandy is lucky to be alive. Our next victim might not be so lucky. Cut to ...
Pier - Part 1: an unconscious, badly beaten Chloe lying on the pier.
Kiriakis mansion - Part 1: Jennifer and Hope arrive bearing a get well plant. Maggie hugs them. Jen says she looks great. Are you feeling better. Better than she has in months. Victor takes very good care of me. Jen - I'm sure that makes his conscious feel a lot better not that that is your responsibility. Maggie mutters - I knew that was where this was going. Jen says they are here to take her home. Hope says Victor took her home and took such great care of her and they appreciate that but aren't you ready to finish recuperating in your own home. Jen - We bought snacks - and one of us would be with you at all times. Maggie tells them there is no need to. They want to. You't don't have to say anything because it's done. Maggie - I'm afraid I have to say something because I'm not going anywhere. Hope - Honestly, wouldn't you rather be home? Don't you think you'd be more comfortable in your own bed. Jen urges - Let your family take care of you. We want to. Maggie appreciates that but there's no reason to put them out like that. Hope - Are you kidding me? We'll be waiting on you hand and foot - we want to do this. Maggie points out that Hope has a demanding job, a loving husband and a little girl to take care of. Jen - I have none of the above. It wouldn't we an imposition. Maggie says Victor has told his staff that she is to want for nothing. Not to mention, spending time with him has been wonderful medicine. I'm happy here. Jen is just going to come out and say it then. Maggie knows they are worried about her. Jen - Let's not forget the reason you were shot in the first place. Maggie argues that the DiMera's and the Kiriakis's called a truce. If anything good came out of her shooting, it's that. Hope cautions that she can't trust the DiMera's. Maggie - I trust Victor. I know he wouldn't let anything happen to me. Jen - He already has. Maggie tells them they can't blame Victor for what happened. She went into this relationship with her eyes wide open. I know exactly what kind of man he is. I know he has enemies. He's never lied to me, he's never misrepresented himself. Jen argues - That doesn't mean that you can't get hurt again. Maggie understands what's going on, don't you? I love him. It's as simple as that. I see him for who he is; all sides, the good and the bad. I'm not deluded. It's been hard without Mickey. I've been very lonely. Not everyone is lucky to find love once let alone twice. Jen - You're right but if Victor loves you the way you deserve to be loved, he wouldn't put you in harm's way. So what Victor is doing right now is completely selfish. Victor comes in and hears this.
Upstairs in Brady's bedroom Nicole wakes Brady up. She tells him last night was incredible. In case you had any doubts, you made the right decision by letting me stay here. I think we proved that we're perfect for each other. Brady - What we proved last night is that we're great in bed together, we always have been. Sex has been our saving grace actually. Nicole is taken aback and let's it be known. Brady - You know it's the truth. Nicole asks what's next. Is he going to listen to Victor and make her move out after all. Brady doesn't make any decisions before having his first cup of coffee in the morning. Nicole teases, flirts and seduces - You want me to stay - you know you do.
Brady Pub - Part 1: Kinsey goes up to the bartender and asks if her friend Chloe ever showed up last night. He closed the place - she never showed. Kinsey mutters that's really strange. She makes a call - Come on Chloe - pick up. Cut to ...
Pier - Part 2: an unconscious Chloe. Her cell phone rings.
Kiriakis mansion - Part 2: Brady and Nicole kiss - Nicole asks if he's coming around yet. They banter a bit. Nicole wants him to admit he likes having her here - it's fun. Brady - That's not the point. Nicole thinks it's the only point. Brady agreed to have her there to protect her because of the feud with the DiMera family but that's over for now. His cell rings. Nicole tells him to ignore it. He can't. It's an unknown number - it could be business. Kinsey - Is this Brady? Yes, who is this? Kinsey - Thank God you picked up. Brady asks again - Who is this? Nicole takes the phone and says now is not a good time - call back in about a month. She hangs up. Nicole tells Brady she needs an answer. Brady sighs - That could have been an important call. Nicole - This is important. Do you want me here or not? Cut to ...
Pier - Part 3: Chloe coming to and reaching for her phone.
Kiriakis mansion - Part 3: Brady didn't mind offering her a place to stay. It's not just the feud that's subsided for now, there's been a lot of changes. Such as - Maggie is living here now. You could do more than grunt when you see her. Nicole points out that Maggie hates her; she doesn't want to have a friendly conversation with me any more than Victor does. Brady asks if it's ever occurred to her that he needs a little of his own space. Nicole - So it's okay for me to share your bed but when it comes to sharing your closet, you didn't sign up for that. Brady reminds her that he didn't want to have this conversation this early in the morning. Nicole backs off and starts kissing him. Brady gets a text. Nicole tries to get him to ignore it but he doesn't. Very important. Chloe is in trouble. Kinsey.
Victor appreciates knowing where Jennifer stands on the issue. I've never denied my responsibility in what happened to Maggie but I can assure you that my sole focus now is on her recovery. Jen wishes that were enough to make them feel better. Victor's hope was that they could put aside their differences and concentrate on what they have in common - loving Maggie. Hope agrees. I know you love her so prove it. Let her come home with us. Let her family keep her safe. Victor states that she is safe here. Hope checks her watch. She needs to get to the hospital to interview a witness. She tells Maggie that all she has to do is say the word and they'll be here to pick her up. Maggie thanks them both for coming. Jen says they'll keep calling and checking up on her. They hug and exchange I love you.
Hospital - Part 2: Bo is talking to Roman. If she remembers anything - any fragment of a detail ... Roman - We'd be a hell of a lot closer than we are right now. Bo thinks it could be someone she knows; a repeat customer. She might even trust him. Roman says by the note he sent it seems like he's a man who has a deep hatred for women. Bo - He targets prostitutes because he views their sexuality as power. Something else he's not going to like ... H block at the State Pen. Dan comes up and tells them Mandy is ready to talk. She's insisting that Hope be there. Bo thought Hope would be here by now. Hope and Jen were bringing Maggie home today; maybe things didn't go according to plan.
Kiriakis mansion - Part 4: Brady - Who the hell is Kinsey? Nicole says she's a friend of Chloe's. Brady says that she's the one that called when you hung up. Nicole is sorry. She thought she was a telemarketer. Call her back. Kinsey is relieved when Brady calls. He asks what's going on. She explains that she's a friend of Chloe's. She told me once that if something was ever really wrong that I should call you. Brady asks if she's in trouble. Kinsey thinks Chloe is. She was supposed to meet me at the pub for coffee last night and she never showed up and then she hasn't been returning my phone calls from last night or this morning. Brady asks if she went to her apartment. Yes. She checked there this morning. I even left her a note to call me when she got back but she never did. I feel like something is really wrong. Brady tells her not to panic. I know Chloe. She likes to do her own thing. She's probably fine.. Kinsey - You don't know the whole story. Trust me Brady, she could be in serious trouble. Brady asks where she is. At the Brady Pub. Brady will be there soon. He tells Nicole that Chloe didn't come home last night and she hasn't returned any of Kinsey's calls. Nicole thinks that she might have hooked up with someone. Brady doesn't think so. All that's been on her mind lately is getting Parker back. Kinsey thinks she might be in trouble. Nicole hopes Kinsey is wrong. So does Brady but I have to find her and find Chloe. Nicole is coming with him. Cut to ...
Pier - Part 4: Chloe trying to reach her phone. She passes out.
Hospital - Part 3: Jen and Hope arrive at the hospital. Bo asks them how it went with Maggie. Jen says it went great. She's getter stronger - she's better. Bo says that is great news. Jen gets an email she has to respond to ... she steps away. Bo asks Hope what's going on. Maggie is getter better but she won't let us take her home. She keeps talking about the truce between the families but if history has told us anything ... Bo - The truce won't last. Hope keeps telling Maggie that but she won't listen. Bo feels that with all the security at the mansion, Victor thinks that is the safest place for her right now. Hope - Is she going to stay there forever? Bo - She's a grown woman, a smart woman - it's her choice. Hope - You don't actually think this is a good idea? Bo doesn't - but what I think doesn't really matter. Hope says that's not true. Bo reminds her of when they moved in the mansion. They fought like cats and dogs - things turned out pretty good, don't you think? Hope - Yeah, because we moved out! Bo - Good point. Things are complicated between Maggie and Victor but you love her and care for her and that's one of the reasons I love you. You've got to trust her. Hope tells him he's right. Bo - You and Victor have come a long way. For some reason, he adores you. Hope smiles - He's family. Always will be ... she doesn't want to talk about this anymore. How's Mandy? Bo tells her they've been given the go ahead to talk to her. She insisted that you be there. Hope - I just hope she's able to describe the monster that did this. If we're going to get this guy off the streets we're going to need something big. Bo agrees. Cut to ...
Pier - Part 5: Chloe dragging herself to reach her phone. She finally gets it only to discover it's dead. She cries.
Kiriakis mansion - Part 5: Maggie apologises to Victor; they were just worried about me. Vic says there's no need to apologise. Your family loves you very much as do I. Maggie knows that. She just hoped that when the two families made peace in her hospital room that it signalled a new beginning. Victor is afraid that a war that evolved over decades isn't going to resolve itself overnight. He brought here so she could be protected but if she'd rather be in her own home he could set up security for her there. Maggie asks if he wants her to leave. Victor gets up when he hears footsteps on the stairs and Nicole telling Brady to wait for her. Victor - You forgot your suitcase. No worries - we'll send it. Nicole states they don't have time for this. Brady - Gotta go. They leave. Victor - If anybody should be moving out of this house it's Nicole.
Brady Pub - Part 2: Kinsey asks Nicole what she's doing here when her and Brady come in. Nicole came along for the ride - I hope you don't mind. Kinsey doesn't. She thanks them for coming. Brady - You're probably worried for nothing. There's a million reasons why Chloe didn't show up last night. Kinsey - And not return any of my calls? Nicole - Maybe she lost her cell. Kinsey - She didn't come home either. Nicole - Maybe she met someone. Kinsey - God, I don't feel good. She sits down. Brady and Nicole join her. Brady tells her there's no need to panic right now. Nicole - Unless there's something you're not telling us. Brady - On the phone you told me I didn't know the whole story. What did you mean by that? Kinsey, I know Chloe very, very well but I can't help her if you don't talk to me - you can't hold out on me. You can trust me - talk to me. Kinsey - God, how did everything get so messed up? I knew that what Chloe was doing was a mistake. She knew it too, that's what scared her. Brady - What scared her? Kinsey - What she was doing. What she had to do ... it was bad enough and than this man started attacking women. Nicole - This man? You mean the guy who's been attacking prostitutes? Kinsey - That's what freaks me out. Brady - You're not making any sense. Kinsey - Chloe, she was ... umm ... she was doing it. Nicole - What do you mean, doing it? Kinsey - She was hooking ... for a couple of months now. Brady - This is not funny. You're not being serious. Kinsey - No. She was desperate. She didn't have any other choice and now she could be ... Cut to ...
Pier - Part 6: Chloe crying - I can't call. She sees her picture of Parker and crawls to get it. She sobs - Oh Parker I'm so sorry.
Hospital - Part 4: Daniel asks Jen how it went with Maggie. Not very well. Jen asks about his patient that Hope is going to interview. Dan tells her to wait 2 minutes. He goes to Bo, Hope and Roman and tells them that if Mandy reacts the way she did before, all questions stop. They understand that but Bo reiterates that they do need her to cooperate because if she doesn't give us anything God knows who else is in danger.
Kiriakis mansion - Part 6: Maggie asks if he'd really arrange for security at her home. Vic - Whatever keeps you safe. Maggie - Was I wrong thinking you liked having me here? Victor loves having her here with him. Maggie knows she's recuperating - it hasn't been very romantic. Victor disagrees. When he looks up from his work and sees her sitting across the room, he cherishes every moment. Maggie - I guess I'm at that cranky stage of recovery then. Vic - I'm trying to make this easier for you. We don't have to talk around what's going on. I understand why Hope and Jennifer are concerned. As much as I want to take care of you and as much as I love having you here with me I'm a firm believer in family comes first. You don't need any more stress in your life - you need to concentrate on getting well. If you have to go, just go. Don't worry about me. There's only one thing you can't ask of me. Don't ask me to stop loving you.
Hospital - Part 5: Dan insists on Jen talking to him about Maggie and what's upsetting her. Jen keeps insisting it's fine but Dan doesn't buy it. Jen is so happy that Maggie found love again but why does it have to be with Victor and why does it have to be now. Dan - You can't control who you fall in love with. Jen knows but Maggie's emotions are clouding her judgement. Daniel asks - What if your family didn't want you to be with me? What would you do? What if your daughter said she didn't want us together. Wouldn't you have to consider walking away? Jen would take her feelings into account but that would never happen because Abigail adores him. Dan reminds her of their first date - she thought I poisoned you. You do realise that could have been the end of us right there. Jen - Yes but that was before I fell crazy in love with you. I could never walk away from you now. Dan - And how is that different from your Aunt Maggie? Jen had an allergic reaction - Maggie was shot. The fact that he's comparing himself to Victor Kiriakis ... really? Dan understands. Victor has done a lot of things he's not proud of but we all have. Jen agrees. Aunt Maggie and Abigail are the two most innocent women she knows and they have fallen in love with men that are involved in this ridiculous feud. And I have to trust them, I know that. It's Victor and Chad that I'm having a really hard time with. Dan loves that she cares so much but sometimes you've just go to let go and hope for the best.
Brady Pub - Part 3: Kinsey - It was all for Parker. That was the only reason she did it. She needed the money to keep her apartment so should could get custody of her son. Brady - She was singing; she was giving lessons. Kinsey - She wasn't making enough. Nicole - And then what? She put an ad out in the Hooker Press? Kinsey - No, she, she met this guy and he hooked her up with a couple of johns. Nicole - Chloe had a pimp? This can not be happening. Brady - What else do I need to know about this? Kinsey - That's it. She was doing all that she could ... desperate times you know. Brady - She could have come to me for money. Why didn't she do that? Nicole - Or me. This doesn't make any sense. Brady - I don't want to analyze this right now. We need to find her. Was she working last night? Kinsey - Yeah, I think so. Brady - You think so. Was she or wasn't she? Kinsey - Her singing gig was cancelled and she was freaking out about money so I'm guessing that ... Brady - Okay. These attacks happened by the pier so we go to the pier. Cut to ...
Pier - Part 7: Chloe clutching the picture of Parker. Mommy's coming ... she painfully pulls herself up very slowly and starts walking holding on to the crates.
Hospital - Part 6: Roman explains that recording this is standard procedure. We want to make sure that we get everything down that you say. Once the preliminaries are under way Hope starts the interview. She asks Mandy how she is. Better - she's sorry she couldn't finish yesterday. Hope tells her having an emotional response to her attack is completely understandable. She says they can have Dr. Jonas in the room if she prefers. Mandy - Let's just do this. Hope - Were you able to see your attacker's face? Oh yeah, I saw him. It was horrible. He was horrible. I can still see the mask. I pulled it off when I was trying to get him off me. I only saw him for a second but I saw him. His hair was dark. Hope asks if she remembers anything else like the shape of his face, eye colour ... His face was round. His eyes were boring into me, darting all over the place, wild. I don't know how else to describe it. After that I can't remember. Does it help. Hope - More than you know. Mandy wishes she could tell them more. Roman asks if she thinks she could ID her attacker if they show her some mug shots. Yeah, I think so. Roman will have Taylor bring over the books. They tell her she's given them some important information. Hope knows it isn't easy reliving what happened. I hope you know how grateful we are. Roman tells Bo that he hopes she can ID her attacker. The longer this takes, the more of a chance we'll have another victim on our hands.
Jen calls Maggie to tell her that she hopes they didn't cross the line earlier. They probably did but she wants her to know that they are so concerned about her, that's all. I just want to tell you that if you want to stay with Victor, I support you. Maggie wants to know what changed her mind. It was Daniel. We were both talking about how blessed we were to have fallen in love again and you don't walk away from the man that you love with all of your heart. Maggie - It's a wonderful feeling, isn't it? Jen - Yes it is. After her call she goes to Dan and kisses him. That was a thank you kiss for making me see that my Aunt Maggie deserves the happiness that Victor has brought into her life even if the rest of us don't agree with it. Dan it made me wonder what I'd feel if I thought I was going to lose you. Jen - It's not going to happen.
By the nurses station Bo tells Hope she did a good job in there. The poor thing is scared to death; you helped her a lot. Hope was just doing her job. Bo calls her a damn good cop. Hope - Now if she can just pick out the guys mug shut. Bo - If she can, we'll get him.
Kiriakis mansion - Part 7: Maggie is so glad Jennifer turned around. Vic - You were right. You're a very lucky woman. Maggie - I'm nothing without my family. I know they have my best interests at heart. I just want them to realise that joy that loving you has brought me. And you know what makes it all the more precious - how unexpected it was. Victor couldn't have said it better himself. They hug.
Pier - Part 8: Brady, Nicole and Kinsey arrive calling out Chloe's name. Kinsey - What if she's been abducted? What if he's holding her prisoner somewhere. Brady tells her not to go there. We're wasting time searching together. He tells them to circle back to the pub. He's going to check the alleys. Be careful. Cut to ...
Back alley: Chloe leans agains a crate and then collapses, unconscious. Brady arrives at the back alley calling out Chloe's name. He doesn't see her. Nicole calls. They searched the entire area around the pub and found nothing. I'm starting to get a really bad feeling about this. Brady assures her that they'll find Chloe. It's going to be okay. Nicole - Why didn't she come to us for help? What if that crazy man really does have her? Brady - Don't think like that. Nicole can't help it. Brady needs Nicole to calm down. Chloe opens her eyes and here's Brady say 'tell Kinsey to keep looking, we'll find her. She whispers - Brady. She says his name a little louder. Brady ends his call - I'll see you in a second. Chloe pushes a pop can so it clatters and then passes out. Brady finds her - Chloe, honey - He lifts her up. OMG. Oh no. Nicole and Kinsey come rushing up. Nicole - Oh God, Brady, is she dead?
Preview: Brady rushing up to the nurse's station carrying Chloe (Kinsey and Nicole are behind him) - I need help here. She's been attacked. Maxine - Take her in there. Hope to Bo - We've got to find this guy before he strikes again (cut to Gus). Brady caressing Chloe's face as Kinsey and Nicole watch - Chloe, honey, honey, say something to me.
Tuesday Sept 6
Salem Oaks Rehab Centre - Part 1: Melanie apologises to Nicholas for being late. Let's go. Nicholas continues sitting and playing with his coffee cup. Melanie knows it's hard but she doesn't want him backing out on her now. Nicholas just wants a little time. Mel promises it that it will be worth it in the end.
Carly is lying in her bed in her room. Dr. Norman comes in. Carly asks if she's late for her session. No, the doctor thought they should have the session in her room where's she more comfortable. Nicholas and Melanie come in. They say they'll come back later. Dr. Norman would like them both to stay and be part of the session. Nicholas reminds her that didn't go so well the last time. He's already said all he has to say. Dr. Norman knows that's why this time she'd like to focus on Melanie's relationship with her mother. Mel says they're okay. They've talked about everything that's happened and they're in a good place now. Right? Dr. Norman - Your mother's talked a lot about the guilt she feels. Carly - How I hurt you Nicholas, taking your father away from you and baby, I know I've hurt you too. Giving you up when you were born and all the things Trent did to you ... Mel doesn't want to talk about that. Carly - I kept you away from your father and when I see how much he loves you - I should have been stronger and stood up to Lawrence. You would have had a very different life. Dr. Norman - I think you two have a lot to talk about. Mel states that her mom knows how much it hurt her when she found out what she did. It took some time to get over it, but I did. Dr. N. - So it's all ancient history? Mel - Yeah. I know my mom gave me up because she had to. I can't even imagine what you must have been going through. Back then I didn't want to I guess because it's just easier to be angry then caring and compassionate. But she didn't give up on me. She made me realise why she did what she did and I know she loves me just like she loves Nicholas. That's why we're here; because we forgive her. Nicholas - That's true. Carly - You said yesterday ... Nicholas - That I didn't think I could ever get over what you've done to my father. I know. Like Melanie said, it's easier to be angry then compassionate. I came back because I know how much you love us. Everything you did was because you love us. Dr. Norman - So all that anger and resentment is behind you now? Mel - You don't believe me? Dr. N. - I'm not sure your mother believes you.
Mel - Don't tell me how I feel when it comes to my mom. Dr. N. - Nobody can tell us how you feel but you Melanie. But if your mom's goal here is to truly heal herself, all of these old wounds need to be addressed. Mel understands that. I just don't know what else you want me to say. Carly crouches down in front of them and takes a hold of their hands. I love you both so much but I know the hurt I've caused you, the pain I've inflicted and that's affected you're entire life. So you can't sit here and tell me that it doesn't matter. Dr. Norman is right. If we can't be honest with each other it's not going to work. Mel - I guess in my head, I understand why you did what you did ... but, like Nicholas said, I'll always have to live with the fact that you gave me away and it will probably always hurt. I'm sorry - I know what I said hurts you. Carly - No. Tell me the truth, that's what I want. She looks at Nicholas - And you, do you feel the same way? Nicholas - I understand your position, that your situation dictated your actions but I also believe you acted out of love for both of us. Carly - And that makes a difference? Nicholas - It doesn't erase the pain but it makes it something I can live with. Carly gets up. Look, I get it. They understand why I did what I did but this is what I know. I know how hard it was for you. Nicky, you had to pull your life together without a father because of me. She looks at Mel - And you. You had to live with the feeling of being rejected by your own mother. I have lived with this pain everyday for my entire life and I've had to try and find ways to live with it. But the worst part in all of this, is that so have you. And it just ... Mel ... It just what? Carly - I can't do this anymore. She walks out of the room.
Hospital - Part 1: Roman calls Taylor who is in the squad room and tells her to get the mug shots down here as soon as possible. I want that animal caught before another woman becomes a victim.
Dan, Mandy, Bo and Hope are in an office. Dan asks Mandy if she's sure she's up to going through the mug shots. She wants to find the man who attacked her; get her off the streets. Hope tells Mandy they don't want her putting any unnecessary pressure on herself. Bo pulls Hope aside. He hopes Mandy ID's the man who attacked her, if he's even in there. Hope - She came through for us once. God, we need a break. We have to find this guy before he strikes again.
Brady, carrying an unconscious Chloe, arrives with Nicole and Kinsey behind him. I need help here. She's been attacked. Maxine points to an exam room - Take her in there. Brady yells for her to get a doctor. He lays Chloe on the bed. He keeps calling her honey. Speak to me. You're going to be just fine. Honey, open your eyes.
Cheatin' Heart - Part 1: Vivian is laughing and gushing over Quinn when Gus comes in. He has a surprise for Madame. He has the latest novel from her favourite Scandanavian author. It's not even been released yet. You'll have the only copy in town. Viv doesn't think so. She holds up the novel. Quinn called in a couple of favours - it's even signed by the author. Isn't he amazing? Viv is short with Gus who just doesn't understand how Quinn got a copy - he had to pull strings where no strings should be pulled to get his copy. Viv claims Quinn isn't an just anyone - he's a man that can do the impossible. Gus - Guess that's something we have in common. Viv comments that the waitress isn't around. They need refills. She tells Gus to do something about that. Gus heads to the bar in a snit and throws the book in the garbage can. Gus drinks and pouts as Viv and Quinn continue to have a merry old time. Viv brings him out of his reverie - I told you, he's got to leave. Quinn has things to do. Viv and Quinn exhange kisses on the cheek and goodbyes. As Quinn is leaving, Gus gets up and yanks a piece of Quinn's hair out of his head. He tells Viv and Quinn that Quinn had something on his jacket - it's gone now. Quinn leaves. Viv thinks she'll start reading this - she goes back to their table. Gus puts the strand of hair in his handkerchief and smiles smugly. Outside the bar Quinn hears the sirens nearby.
Hospital - Part 2: Taylor arrives with the books of mug shots. Dan gives Hope his number. Lexie is on call. If it gets to be to much for Mandy, put a stop to it. Hope says they'll take good care of her. She tells him to have fun with Jennifer tonight. Hope hands Mandy the first book and opens it for her. Mandy doesn't recognise any of these guys. Hope tells her it's just the first book. Just take your time. Roman signals for Bo to come out of the room. Bo - When the hell did this happen? Looks like last night. Roman is going to check things over - he'll let him know. Taylor comes out of the office. Bo tells her there was another attack. She was unconscious when they brought her in.
Maxine is examining Chloe's eyes when Lexie rushes in. Order a head CT. What happened? Brady tells her someone left her in the alley like this. Lexie - I'll need x-rays, CDC, pelvic exam ... Brady - Is she going to be okay? Tell me she's going to wake up ... I need to know she's going to be okay. Maxine pushes him out of the room - let Lexie do her job. Just tell me she's going to make it. Maxine - When we know you'll know. Outside Chloe's room, Brady rants to Nicole and Kinsey - When we know, you'll know - that's not an answer.
Brady Pub - Part 1: Jen meets up with Dan outside the pub. He's checking his cell. He tells her that Bo and Hope are with Mandy. She's looking at mug shots. Maybe if she can identify this lunatic, they can lock him up. Jen asks if he thinks Mandy can handle that. Dan doesn't know - which is why he has his cell - just in case she needs him. Jen tells him he's an amazing doctor. Dan can handle trauma - violence ... I'm not that good at it. Which is why I just needed to see you and make sure you're okay. Jen assures him she's very okay. Dan just needed to see for himself. They kiss.
Hospital - Part 3: Brady - What the hell was she thinking? Kinsey - I told you! Brady - I know. I just need a couple of minutes to process the fact that my ex-wife was hooking in the streets. Kinsey - It's not like that. Chloe didn't become a hooker because she wanted to. She needed the money so she could get custody of Parker. Brady - You told me all that. God forbid she come to see me - she should have come to me for help. She knows that psycho is out there. She made herself a target. Nicole tells him to stop it. Just calm down, this isn't helping Chloe. Brady - What are we supposed to do when the cops start asking questions? What am I going to say? It was an accident ... Kinsey - No, Brady! You can not tell anyone what I told you. Promise me! Brady - Do you think you're protecting her? Kinsey - I'm trying to. If this gets out, Chloe is going to lose any chance of getting her son back and that will kill her! Roman walks up with his 'Wha' da hell?' look on his face.
Bo tells Taylor he's got nothing yet. He just sent the task force to the waterfront. Taylor asks if there is anything she can do. She'd like to help. Bo says she can pray that Mandy ID's the guy who attacked her. Taylor feels she should go - she doesn't want to distract her. Bo will call her if she needs her. Taylor leaves. He asks Mandy how it's going. She's sorry. He's not in here.
Roman asks Brady what he's doing here. Brady - Aren't you here to see Chloe? Roman - Chloe? What the hell are you talking about? Are you telling me that Chloe was the woman attacked? Brady - Yeah, I was the one who found her. Roman - I'm going to need you to tell me everything you know. Kinsey turns and walks away - Nicole follows. Kinsey is afraid to talk to the police. She doesn't want to mess up and say something she shouldn't. Nicole - You and Chloe, you were close, right? Kinsey - Yes, but not as close as Brady, obviously. God, I hope that she knows he's here right now. Nicole - Why would you say that? Kinsey - The way she talks about him. She really counts on him. I know that things have been over between them for a long time now but she says there's still this connection between them. I guess when you fall in love with someone that never really goes away. Brady tells Roman he found her in an alley, South Broad Street. Roman asks if he has any idea how long she was out there. He doesn't. Lexie comes out of Chloe's room. Brady asks if he can see her. Lexie - Not now. Brady asks why. Because right now Chloe is just lucky to be alive. She's suffered massive head trauma and there's internal bleeding. Roman states that he's going to have to talk to her at some point. Lexie - I understand that Roman, but right now you'll have to wait until she regains consciousness. Roman - This doesn't make sense. She doesn't fit the profile. Why in the hell would this guy do this to Chloe?
Brady Pub - Part 2: Jen and Dan are inside now - Dan is staring at his cell. Jen - No news is good news, right? Dan apologises. Jen tells him not to apologise for being concerned. His concern is one of the many things she loves about him. Maybe she's just jealous. He has this incredibly important job and she doesn't have a job right now. He suggests that she could go back to her job at the hospital - it hasn't been filled. Who's to say you couldn't just march on in there and get your old job back? Jennifer - Me! Dan - Wow, that was a pretty strong reaction. Clearly you have no interest in going back to the hospital. Jen is sorry. Some banter follows about what they could do in supply closets if she still worked there. Jen needs to feel challenged. She doesn't know what that looks like right now but she knows there is something out there for her. Dan thought she liked her job. She did but she feels like she just fell into hospital PR. It's not really the career of her dreams. Dan - I know what the career of your dreams was and you don't want to go back there because ... Jen - You know why, because of Jack. Dan was really hoping she wasn't go to say his name, but yeah. That whole working together experience ... Jen - It didn't work. Dan - Somehow all roads seem to lead back to Jack, don't they? Jen - You don't feel ... Dan - Threatened? Insecure? No, of course not. I know who you're with and who I'm with. So does Jen and she's very happy. Dan - You've got to admit, this guy, wherever he is, casts a long shadow. Jen - Jack was a part of my life for a really long time and we had a very complicated history. What I shared with him is ... Dan - Over, yeah I know that. Jen - I have a feeling that the guy I'm with right now, I think he's going to be an even bigger part of my life. They lean in and kiss each other.
Hospital - Part 4: Hope tells Bo she got Mandy started on the second book. Bo tells her the task force just got down to the waterfront. Hope wants to nail this guy - she wants him to pay for what he's doing. Bo asks her how she thinks Mandy is doing. Hope still thinks Mandy is their best shot at closing this case. But if she finds out there's been another attack, I'm afraid she's going to shut down. Hope goes back to sit with Mandy.
Roman tells Brady he has to help him out; fill in some blanks. Chloe is a very smart girl. Why would she put herself in a position like that where she's so vulnerable. Brady doesn't know. He has a question for Roman. Chloe's not the first girl this guy has attacked, why hasn't your department caught him. Brady apologises. Roman tells him it's okay. I understand your frustration. I feel it too. Maxine opens the door - Dr. Carver, you better get in here. Brady calls out Lexie's name but she says not now. Roman is going to have his guys canvas that alley, maybe we'll get lucky. After he steps away Kinsey goes to Brady - You didn't tell him what Chloe was doing last night, did you? No but he's not stupid. He's got questions and he's going to want them answered. Roman returns - So you two were with Brady when he found Chloe. Nicole - Yes, we were. Roman - That alley that you found her it - it's not exactly the nicest place in town, so you guys want to tell me what you three were doing down there? He points to Kinsey - Let's start with you. Brady tells Roman that Kinsey was the one who realised Chloe was missing - that's all. She was supposed to meet Chloe at the pub and Chloe never showed up. She called me. Roman - And you're first thought was to look there. Brady - No. If it had been my first thought, we'd have gotten to her a lot sooner. Nicole - We looked everywhere Roman. Roman - Okay. So as far as you know Chloe had absolutely no reason to be in that alley last night. Brady - No, none at all. Brady asks if there's anything else he needs to ask them. No, unfortunately the only one who can answer the rest of my questions is Chloe. Nicole warns that she might not be able to remember anything. Roman - Let's hope to hell that's not the case because until now the guy has only attacked prostitutes but by going after Chloe it seems that maybe he's widening his focus. Roman steps away.. Nicole asks Brady if he's sure about this. Do we really want to be lying to the police. Brady - Yeah, I'm sure.
Hope and Bo step out of the office. Hope says Mandy has moved on to the next book of mug shots. Something has to give soon. I just want to see that guy in shackles. So does Bo and once they do, they'll have something else to celebrate. I heard you and Roman talking on the phone about the party. Hope - What were we thinking - planning something like that in the middle of an investigation - completely insane! I don't want to make any mistakes with this case - it's too important. Bo - Something tells me that by the time we get down to planning the nitty, gritty details of the party, this case will be solved. They hug.
Pier: Taylor finds Quinn sitting on steps of the pier. He asks her what she's doing down here - it's not safe. Taylor - You're here. Quinn - This guy isn't attacking men - he's too much of a coward. Taylor - And so are you. You promised you'd put an end to this and yet you're feeding this monster. He asks her what she's talking about. Taylor tells him another girl was attacked last night. Quinn asks if she's alright. Taylor snaps - She's one of yours and she was out on the street because you told her to be there. You saw an opportunity to make a buck so you took it. You put her out there and now she's in the hospital fighting for her life. You lied to me. When you said you were shutting down your business to keep your girls safe, I believed you. Quinn tells her she's wrong about him. He took his girls off the street. His business is in total lockdown. Whoever this girl is, she's not connected to him. Taylor doesn't believe him. Quinn asks why he would lie about this. Taylor to cover your ass - to keep yourself safe. You've always been like this and I've never been able to trust you and you keep proving it to me why I can't. Quinn realises this isn't about that girl - it's about us. Taylor - You're damn right this is about us because I know you better than anyone else in Salem. I know what you do to people. You destroy lives. You were going to put me on the streets and under different circumstances that could have been me in the hospital. Quinn - But it wasn't! Yeah, I set you up with a job but you didn't go through with it. You've moved on. That's fine - that's all in past. Taylor snaps - It isn't for me. Quinn - Why can't you just let it go, forget about it. Taylor yells - I can't forgot about it. I can't forget about you. They kiss.
Cheatin' Heart - Part 2: Viv is working on her laptop. Gus is surpised that she brought it to the bar. Viv is frustrated - she's surfing the web but not getting what she wants. She's trying to plan a vacation on the Amalfi coast. You do it. I want you to find me a decent place to stay. By decent I mean on the water, by on the water, I mean 5 star hotel, by 5 star hotel I mean I don't want to spend too much. Gus remembers the last time they went to Amalfi, it was beautiful. Viv - Don't forget - 2 rooms. Gus - Don't worry, I can be ready to go at a moment's notice. Viv - Where are you going? Gus - With you. You said two rooms. Viv is bringing her son. Gus - But we always travel together. Viv tells him to try and understand. Quinn is available and she has just a bit of time to make up for all those years. Finish that itinerary before I get back from the loo. After she leaves he pulls out his handkerchief and smiles when he looks at the strands of Quinn's hair.
Hospital - Part 5: Roman joins Bo and Hope outside the office Mandy is in. Hope asks if they know who the girl is - does she have any prior arrests for prostitution. Roman - It's Chloe Lane. Brady and Nicole along with this girl Kinsey are the ones that found her. Whoever this guy is, he's expanding his pool of potential victims. He's not just targeting call girls anymore. I don't think we have a choice. I think we have put out another statement and warn the public about this. Hope - Do you want to cause a panic? Roman - It will be a carefully worded statement. We can't protect a whole city of women on our own. Bo asks if Chloe has given them anything to go on. No, she's still unconscious. Roman is going to go back there - has Mandy given them anything yet. No, not yet.
Salem Oaks Rehab Centre - Part 2: Mel and Nicholas find Carly pouring herself a cup of coffee. Carly tells them she's sorry she wasted their time. I feel stuck. Dr Norman joins them - I think you've been pretty clear about the way you feel Carly. Carly - Yeah, and a lot of good that's been! Dr. Norman kinda had a thought about that. You've talked a lot about how much you've sacrificed for your children; staying with Lawrence, removing yourself from their lives for their own good. Your actions weren't selfish or malevolent and that's a testament to how much you love them and yet, the guilt you feel over their pain is still there. Even though they've been able to put it behind them, you're still trapped in this emotional prison. And there's only one person who can set you free. Carly - Who is this person who ... Dr. Norman - To forgive you? Well, it's not Nicholas or Melanie. They already have. They've told you as much but you aren't hearing them. You aren't receptive to them. Carly, the only person who can forgive you is you. And until you do that, until you allow that to happen, there is no moving on.
Hospital - Part 6: Bo and Hope join Mandy. Hope says there's something they need to tell her. There was another attack last night. Mandy asks if she's going to be alright. Bo tells her she's here at the hospital. The doctors are treated her. Hope - That's why what you are doing is so important. Mandy tells them that while they were gone she looked through the last book twice. I don't see him. He's not in any of these books. What does that mean? Hope - It means he may not have a record. Mandy is sorry. Bo tells her it's not her fault. Hope suggests getting a sketch artist down here. She asks Mandy if she thinks she can remember enough to help them come up with a composite. She'll try. Bo is on it.
Kinsey thanks Brady for not telling the police what Chloe was doing last night. Brady is going to do whatever he can to help Chloe. She's been through enough. He sees Lexie come out of Chloe's room. Roman rushes up - How's Chloe? Can I see her? Lexie snaps - No, Roman, you can't. Brady asks why not. What's going on? Lexie is sorry. Chloe has slipped into a coma. I don't know when or if she'll come out of it. Nicole slips into Chloe's room and sits next to her bed. Oh God. She takes her hand and cries. OMG.
Preview: EJ to Brady (Nicole is there) - Nicole is an opportunist, Brady. As long as Nicole gets what she needs, right? Nicole slaps him. EJ to Brady - Why do you defend her? She dumped you. Brady to Nicole - Whenever I'm with you, I'm wondering when I'm going to hear that other shoe fall.
Wednesday Sept 7
DiMera Mansion - Part 1: Kate is smelling the samples her chemist has sent over and is very pleased. Stefano calls - she has some incredible news. She is upset that EJ has already told him about the venture before she had the chance to. Yes she thought about going to outside investors but EJ convinced her it was better to keep it in the family. He's like you in that way. He knows a good thing when he sees it.
Brady Pub - Part 1: Nicole knows that Brady didn't want to leave the hospital but Chloe wouldn't want them standing around wringing their hands. Brady just doesn't believe it. Chloe was turning tricks to pay her rent. Nicole says they have to keep their stories straight. We have to keep this under wraps. Brady wonders why Chloe believed that was her only option. Nicole - We've all done things we're not really proud of and we'd rather no one ever knew about them. EJ pipes up from the bar - Isn't that the truth! Nice to see the two of you cozy and comfy, wrought with worry - it can only mean one thing. Brady tells him to back off. EJ is worried. It looks like your brand spanking new romance is on the rocks. Nicole asks why he cares. You made it abundantly clear there is nothing between us anymore. EJ - If memory serves, you have a tendency to default back to Brady until somebody or someone richer comes along. I'm not a betting man but if I were, I'd start a pool ... Brady gets in his face - Shut up. You do not want to cross the line with me today. EJ - Are you going to beat me up again? Brady doesn't know. Just back off. EJ reminds him he can still bring him up on charges. Nicole tells EJ to go away. She thanks Brady for standing up for her but EJ can't hurt me more than he already has. EJ - Why do you defend her? She dumped you. I mean, she humilates you and then she leaves you. Why are you waiting for this to happen again? Nicole gets up and walks over to where they are standing. EJ claims it's not exactly a secret. Nicole is an opportunist, Brady. As long as she gets what she needs, money, sex ... in that order. Nicole slaps him. You arrogant mean-spirited bastard. EJ makes another smart remark leading Brady to get in his face again. Nicole pulls him aside - he's not worth it. Let me have a word with him alone. I need to deal with this. Brady steps outside. Nicole goes to EJ - You just had to be an S.O.B. Why? Because you're bored? EJ doesn't think the why is really important, does she? Yeah! Because it used to matter to you. Are you jealous of me and Brady being back together? Considering it was so easy for you to cheat on me with my sister ... so the question is, why the hell do you care?
Sami & Rafe's home - Part 1: When Sami comes in Rafe closes the laptop and turns his writing pad over. He tells her the kids are at Grandma's making cupcakes. She asks what he was doing. He was trolling the internet. This cop his this blog - all the guys are reading it. Sami - And you were taking notes. Yeah. Sami wants to see them. Rafe pulls the tablet away so Sami opens the laptop. The site Rafe had been looking at was Ovarian Cancer Fact Sheet. She immediately assumes that Lexie called with the test results and that she has cancer. Sami gets really upset and ties into Rafe. She rants about him not telling her. We said we were going to go through this together. How could you keep this from me? You can't protect me from this. It's my body, my illness ... Rafe finally tells her to stop. I haven't heard anything about the test results. I would not keep any information from you about your health. Sami is sorry. It's just seeing him reading about it on the internet made her think he was keeping something from her. He wanted to find out some information about it and he didn't want her to know because he didn't want her to be upset ... and you see how well that turned out. Sami admits that this is getting to her. It's getting to Rafe too. That's why he was doing some reading - to feel less out of control. Sami reminds him he said reading the internet was bad for her health. Rafe admits he should have taken his own advice. Reading this crap makes me think everything is wrong with you. Sami - You think I have it, don't you? Rafe - No. Sami stares. Rafe - I don't know. The doctors don't even know. If you do we are prepared to fight, right? Sami - Right. They hug. Sami asks him to explain to her what made him look up this stuff online now. He's a facts man. He needs a plan of action which means he needs to know every possible fact, every piece of information on every single scenario. Sami doesn't like facts, never has. You have convinced me more than ever that I don't want to know. If I do have cancer, I'm going to fight it head on. But I don't appreciate you looking up this stuff online behind my back and I don't like that you have these facts about this disease running around in your head right now. Rafe - You're very upset. Yes because it's my body, my life and you should have just left it the hell alone. She runs to the bedroom.
Cheatin' Heart - Part 1: Gabi apologises to Abigail for being late. They chat about how school is going. Gabi still gets lost. Abigail asks why Will doesn't show her around; she thought they had a lot of the classes together. They do but Will is spending a lot of time with his friends, that's all. Abigail asks if she and Will are having problems.
Outside the bar Chad and Sonny are talking about their website. Sonny says they need that big idea - that thing that hasn't been done yet - something no one has ever thought of. Will rushes up - I think I have something. He was searching the web because he wanted to buy some new skiing gear and he was linked to this site that rated second hand sporting good stores. I was thinking if we did that indirectly through a third party platform at the university - like why rate stuff? Rate the the professors, the TA's. Sonny jumps in - And the courses themselves and how well they apply to the major. Chad likes it. So does Sonny. There are sites like that but not as comprehensive and nothing like it at Salem U. Will checks his cell - he forgot he was supposed to have lunch with Gabi. Chad asks if he forgot where they were having lunch to because she's sitting right there. They look through the window.
Gabi claims there's no trouble - just regular relationship stuff. She sees the look on Abigail's face - I'm a lousy liar, aren't I? She says she doesn't know what to do anymore. She keeps telling herself this kind of thing happens all the time. Abigail asks her to explain. What's wrong? Gabi - Nothing. I mean nothing is going on between us. Not one thing. After the first time we slept together we haven't had sex since, ever. Will and the other guys approach their table. Will asks what they're talking about.
Cheatin' Heart - Part 2: Chad tells Abigail she looks sexy in that dress. Will apologises to Gabi - he just got her text. Abigail tells him he needs to pay more attention. Will knows, he just got distracted. Gabi says you were with your friends, that's fine. Will says no. I just met them here. The reason I was late is a lottery on campus for the 50 yd seats for the first football game of the season and I got in - so we can share a blanket. Abigail - That's very sweet of you William. Sonny - This is more than sweet. He looks at Chad - Are you thinking what I'm thinking? This is it! He pulls out his laptop. Abigail asks if they missed something. Chad - We'll have to show you right here. They guys are looking at the Salem U Sports and Athletic page. This sucks. There are no video links, it's not interactive, they don't have the schedule up and these standings are from 2009. Abigail - Nobody looks at that site anyway. Chad - Nobody looks at it because it hasn't been updated in 2 years. Will - What if there was a ticket selling option? I waited in line today but if people could actually buy tickets online from their dorm room ... Chad - And they can do real time updates ... Sonny - video highlights - Will - Stream like an interview show. Sonny loves that idea. Abigail - And they could do player profiles with pictures and stats and things. Gabi - Also, you can get sponsors to pay for the ads. Chad says yes, yes and yes. Will - If this takes off ... Sonny - We can target other campuses locally ... Chad - And then we can spread out from there. They're all excited - This could be huge but it will take a huge amount of time. They're all in - they'll make it work. Will - If you want something, you make room for it. Sonny says they need a business plan to present to the Athletic dept. Abigail tells them they can't forget about women's sports. She and Gabi list off the sports. They guys say they are right. Abigail - Did you seriously not think of that until I just mentioned it? They guys think they need their help. Abigail agrees - You'd be lost without us. Will tells Gabi that if she works on the website with him they could spend more time together. Gabi likes that - she always wants to be with him.
Sami & Rafe's home - Part 2: Sami calms down and comes back to the living room and apologises to Rafe. I shouldn't have jumped all over you like that. Rafe understands. Your freaked out, so am I. It's just that we deal with it differently. Sami says they've been through a lot but this feels so out of control - she doesn't have a plan. She doesn't have anything she can do to make this better. If I have cancer ... I don't even know how to finish that sentence. Rafe - Maybe you're not supposed to unless you do. Sami - I think that was what I was trying to say before I bit your head off. She wishes she had a job - something, anything to take her mind off of waiting. Rafe - For the record, it doesn't make that much difference. She then talks about the kids - all those moments (even the annoying mom moments) are so precious to her. It wasn't like this with Johnny. When he was sick she had a plan - she knew exactly what had to be done. She was going to do everything to make sure he was okay. If me being sick makes sure that he's healthy than ... Rafe - It doesn't work that way Sami. Sami - We don't know that. What I do know is that I don't need the internet to tell me that ovarian cancer is not a good prognosis. It's just the idea of missing Syndey's first day of kindergarten or Allie's first communion, Johnny making his first million - it just kills me. I have a way with words, don't I? Rafe chuckles. Sami tells him he's a saint. You have to make sure I don't become a downer during this. I'm a very bad patient. She gives him examples including how Eric made her plaque when she was six that said World's Worst Patient. I'm worried that you're going to get sick of my crap. Rafe tells her that will never happen. You are my world. You mean everything to me and there is nothing that is going to get in the way of that - not now, not ever. We're in this together. You and me, that's a promise - forever. They kiss. Sami tells him he's really the perfect guy - how did she ever get so lucky. Rafe asks himself that same question about her everyday. He's sorry about earlier. Sami tells him it's not his fault. She jumped down his throat because she's scared. So is Rafe. Sami asks him to tell her what he's scared of. Rafe - I'm scared of seeing you in pain; seeing you be scared; being helpless; not being able to help make you better. Sami assures him that he always makes it better. Rafe - You know what I wanna do. I wanna tell you that's it's all good. We're going to live these long, healthy lives. There's nothing to be afraid of. Sami - You can't do that. Rafe - Yeah, I can. He kisses her. Sami and Rafe are sitting together on the couch. Sami - You are my hero everyday. Rafe - I want to be. Sami - But that doesn't mean you have to be strong every single minute you know. Rafe - I'm not. I just pretend to be. Sami - You don't have to. You are strong for me and you help me to be strong. You have to let me help you. Even if I am sick, I know I have you. Rafe - You have me, always. They kiss.
Brady Pub - Part 2: EJ - Let's get one thing perfectly clear between us. Nicole scoffs - Like our relationship has been, clear? EJ - I'm not jealous of you and Brady. Nicole - Then why won't you leave us alone? EJ shrugs - The inevitability of the implosion fascinates me. Nicole - Again, why? For your information we're not imploding. That last time that happened was because of you. Guess what, you're not a factor anymore. EJ - Are you sure about that? Nicole - Why are you being such a colossal jerk? I am trying to move forward with Brady and I'm trying to not make the same mistakes. Is that okay with you? EJ - Not really. Nicole - If I could kill you and not go to prison, I would. Brady returns - I think that's enough for today. Nicole tells EJ that she thinks this is where he leaves. He does. Nicole thanks Brady for not making a scene. Brady - It's only because you did it first. Hell of a right hook you got, by the way. Are you alright? I am now - she hugs him.
DiMera Mansion - Part 2: EJ looks over a report and tells Kate the numbers are good. Kate states that this company is going to take off like a rocket. Everyone is on board, they're getting the vision, they're working to give Countess Wilhelmina a memorable debut. EJ - You're excited. Yes, because I believe in the product. EJ states that she needs a spokesperson. A model, celebrity - someone with a famous face. Kate has her people working on that. EJ wants to know, as per their agreement, that he's not interfering too much with her company. Kate thought that until Stefano called her and he told her he was already aware of her plans. EJ - You wanted to tell him yourself? She did. EJ says they talk about business everyday. It just came up. Kate is going to let it go because her focus is on the company and that's it. EJ - This passion of yours rather reminds me of this woman I once knew - dare I say the old Kate Roberts has returned. Kate has missed that fire. Frankly your drive reminds me of the old EJ so perhaps we're even. You were distracted by Sami, your troubles with the children, Nicole, Taylor; you were lost. EJ claims he was distracted, never lost. Kate prefers this version; it's more efficient. EJ says this business of hers being successful fits right into his plans. Kate - Excuse me? EJ - Your success if my success. That's why I'm approving the funding (he's signing papers) - Kate pulls the papers away. If you try to corrupt my plans, mould them to fit your needs, I will take my product and I will be out of here faster than you can ask how it even happened. Do I make that clear? EJ - Nothing about our business arrangement has changed. We still have our agreement. Kate - After what you just said, that's a little hard to believe. EJ - Really? That the success of your company is beneficial to me? Kate - You know exactly what I'm talking about. EJ doesn't know how much clearer he can be. You are in charge of Countess Wilhelmina. You make 100% of the day to day decisions. I have no interest in the (can't understand him). Kate - Just the rewards? EJ thought she understood that. Kate does. She's just checking. EJ - If this company is successful, it shines a light on the family name globally ... Kate - That's more important to you than the bottom line? EJ - That is the bottom line. Your company and all our other holdings; their legitimacy, their strength - that's our success. Kate - That's a lot of pressure for my little cosmetics firm. EJ thinks she can handle it. Kate is flattered that he thinks her cosmetic company can legitimize the DiMera name, it's just a tall order. EJ - It's all about appearances. I believe that and more to the point, so do you. Kate - My company will deliver but with all the press that the family has had lately, do you think a successful company is enough to upgrade the DiMera name. EJ - Don't underestimate me. I have a few tricks up my sleeve. Kate thinks he needs a little more than that. EJ - And what's that. Kate - Me. EJ - In what capacity? Kate - Not me exactly. Someone like me. A Kate. A devouted wife. Someone who can smile prettily for the cameras just at the right moment to deflect attention away from you. EJ - Oh you mean a trophy wife. Kate - No. I mean a real wife. A devouted wife like I am to your father - unflinchingly devouted. That's exactly what you need. EJ will keep that in mind. Kate - I'm serious. You need someone who is going to accept you for exactly what you are and put family first, always.
Brady Pub - Part 3: Nicole states that EJ is an idiot. What does he get out of goading us? Brady thinks it makes him feel superior. Nicole says that EJ is not like that. He's a machine - he doesn't get caught up in feelings and emotions. He's being juvenile. Brady - To me he just seems hurt. Nicole - Excuse me. He married me and took up with my sister in like 5 minutes. Brady - After you kind of did the same thing to him if you recall. Nicole - Are you defending him? Brady - You have to admit you have a pattern with guys Nicole. You love 'em, you snag 'em, you leave 'em. EJ is an ass but you can't sit there and pretend that you don't know what's going on, what this is all about. You've hurt him, you've hurt me. You went back to him, you came back to me - it's kind of like Groundhog Day. Nicole doesn't believe that he's taking EJ's side. He isn't - he doesn't care about EJ. I don't want to talk about EJ. I care about you. Nicole - Do you? Brady - I really do but I'm going to be honest with you. Every minute I'm with you I'm constantly looking over my shoulder wondering when I'm going to hear the clunk of that other shoe falling. Nicole - Are you serious? You sit around waiting for me to hurt you. No, but would I be surprised if history repeated itself? Not really. Nicole knows he's upset about Chloe and EJ but she has to say that she would die before she would hurt him again. She hopes he knows that. He does but she's a very complicated person. Nicole - So are you and I prefer passionate if you don't mind. Brady does to but passionate and complicated don't sit still for very long. Nicole - I'm committed to you Brady and after everything that happened today, I hope you see that. I'm serious about us. I didn't know what I wanted before, now I do. I want you. She kisses him. Brady asks if she remembers that conversation they had earlier today. Nicole - You mean before we got the phone call about Chloe - about wondering if you'd changed your mind about kicking me out of the mansion. Brady didn't change his mind but he doesn't want to put any pressure on their relationship. Meaning - I think we should take things lightly this time. No strings, no commitments. We just take thinks very easy - sound good? Nicole - Okay. EJ tells her to trust him on this one - he knows she's not too happy about this. Nicole - Did you think I would be? Brady wants to take it one step at a time with her this time. Tell me you can deal with that.
Cheatin' Heart - Part 3: Abigail and Gabi are by the pool table. Abigail says that went well. Gabi - Yeah, I guess. Abigail - What do you mean? Will wants your help with the website project - he said so himself, to spend more time with you. Gabi loves spending time with Will but working on the website is going to be like exactly what we do now, hang out as friends. Abigail asks if the problem is that they're having trouble finding time to be alone together. Gabi - How hard can it be? We hang out together and he wants to play video games or he forgets he has a test to study for. Abigail - God, that is so strange. Gabi - No, it's not. I know exactly the reason why. I did something wrong the first time we had sex. Abigail - Come on, there's no way. Gabi - It has to be, what guy doesn't want to be with his girlfriend after the first time they've done it. A guy that isn't into his girlfriend because he didn't like the sex the first time - that's who. Abigail tells her to never think that she did something wrong. Gabi - We had sex once and never again. He's just not interested in me - I think he cares about me and wants to be close to me but he's not into me. I think that is what this is all about. Abigail - Why wouldn't he want you? Why wouldn't he be into you? Abigail - When you and Will are alone together do you wait for him to initiate things? She guesses she does. Abigail - Maybe you should do something about that - why not. Gabi - Maybe you're right.
The guys are sitting around the laptop. Will is glad they like this idea. Chad is glad they brought Abigail and Gabi onboard. Will says it will be awesome. Chad - And it's a bonus because they won't hate us for spending all of our time on this job. Will hopes not. Chad asks if they're okay. Will - Me and Gabi? Sure, never better. Chad has to head out to his Urban Studies class. He asks Abigail if she'll walk him back to class. She will. Gabi has to leave as well. She tells Will she'll see him later. They kiss. She tells Will to text her after class. After they leave Will asks Sonny what he thinks of doing a weekly ticket raffle. Sonny asks Will if he's okay. Yeah, he's fine.
Preview: Lexie on the phone with Sami - Sami, it's Lexie. Your test results are in. Sami sitting alone in Lexie's office than going through the files on her desk. Where am I? Sami on a hospital computer - OMG!
Thursday Sept 8
Salem Oaks Rehab Centre - Part 1: Dr. Norman asks Carly how she felt about today's session. It was okay, I guess. Dr. Norman thinks that sounds evasive. It is. Carly is so sick of talking about her feelings. Dr. N. responds - It's because you don't like doing anything you aren't good at. Carly isn't a feeling kind of girl - I'm a science geek. Dr. Norman states that she is lying about not being fond of feelings. You're a very compassionate, deep-feeling woman. Carly thinks people at Salem University Hospital wouldn't say that. Dr. N. replies - Your children would say I'm right on the money. Carly - And look what I put them through. Real life is too complicated. I like the OR - no feelings in there. Dr. N wants her to think about what she has to say. She gets what she's saying about being able to compartmentalize in the OR but that doesn't mean you don't feel for your patients. Being married to Lawrence, you had to compartmentalize just to get through the day. I think maybe that you got too good at it. Carly - So when I lost Bo and developed feelings for Daniel, those little pills were just helping me not to feel. Dr. N. - By George, I think you've got it. The next step in this process is to wade back into the world of feeling. We'll start with some positive, straight forward emotions. I'm giving you a hall pass - you can explore your feelings over lunch. Melanie and Nicholas come into the cafeteria with a picnic basket - they brought her turkey on rye. Carly thanks the doctor and then goes and hugs her kids. Do you know what it means to me to see you both together ... Mel teases - Mom, we've only got 45 minutes for lunch. Do you want to spend it crying? Mel says they wanted to take her outside for a picnic but they'll have to settle for the next best thing. They head towards a table.
Hospital - Part 1: Lexie is in Chloe's room. Who did this to you Chloe? What kind of person could do this to a defenceless woman; a sweet, beautiful woman. We are going to find the person who did this and we are going to make sure he never hurts anyone again. She leaves the room. Comatose Chloe recalls the attack and dragging herself to the alley.
Lexie goes to her office and checks her computer. She calls and leaves a message for Sami - Your test results are in. She recalls telling Sami and Rafe the results of the ultrasound and what has to happen next. Maxine comes into Lexie's office and asks if she can do anything to help. No, almost done - how late am I? About 10-15 minutes. Lexie says there is something you can do for me. I left a message for Sami Hernandez. Would you track her down for me and her husband. I have to give them her test results.
Back Alley - Part 1: Brady watches as the alley is being blocked off with police tape and recalls finding Chloe here. Hope asks him if he's okay. He's better than Chloe is. Bo assures him they'll find the monster that did this. Brady would like 5 minutes alone with a baseball bat when they do find him. Bo says the first thing they have to do is find out exactly where she was attacked. I'd like to know why she was in this neighbourhood in the first place. Brady recalls Kinsey telling him and Nicole that Chloe was hooking. Hope looks at him - You know something, don't you? If there's something you're not telling me ... There isn't. Hope - You know you can trust me. Bo and I need to know everything. Brady swears he's told them everything. Hope - Really. You haven't really told us why you were down here yourself. Brady says he told Roman. Kinsey was worried because she was supposed to meet Chloe at the pub last night. Hope - So you looked here? Why here of all places. Brady looked everywhere. He checked obvious places but he also wanted to check places where the attacker had struck. Hope - You thought possibly that Chloe was in danger maybe? Brady - Yeah and I had good reason to believe that. Why are you hassling me about this? Hope isn't. You're pretty upset about something. Brady - I sure am Hope. My ex-wife, who I once loved, was beaten up and left as garbage. She didn't deserve this. Hope - Of course not. I'm sorry. Could you please show me exactly where you found her. Cue flashback - he points to where he found her. Bo says this wasn't a random mugging; it was brutal like the other attacks. The attacker must have mistaken her for a hooker. Brady would like to get back to the hospital if they have no more questions for him. Bo thanks him for his help and tells him to go. Hope - If you think of anything else, you'll call? Brady - Of course. Hope tells him they both want the same thing - to catch this guy. Brady hopes they do. Bo asks Hope what that was about after Brady leaves. Hope - I don't know, just a feeling he's holding something back. Bo - What do you think he's holding back. Hope isn't sure and I sure as heck don't know why he wouldn't want to tell us. So you don't think this is where the attack took place. Bo says there's no sign of a struggle. Hope agrees. The scene is too clean. She wasn't attacked here and I can prove it - she points to a blood trail.
Sami & Rafe's home: Sami and Rafe return home - Sami loved the drive out into the country to have lunch - they should do it more often. They banter a bit. Rafe doesn't want to go to work. Sami insists that he do - she wants this to be an ordinary day. Until told differently she doesn't have cancer. She finally convinces Rafe to go in to work. When he leaves she checks the messages. She hears Lexie's message about the test results and telling her and Rafe to come in about an hour - she should be done rounds by then. Are you serious Lexie. You think I'm going to wait around for you to finish rounds. Have you forgotten who you're dealing with? She grabs her purse and heads out the door.
Back Alley - Part 2: Hope - She had to have been coming from that direction. Bo - She's scared, feeling vulnerable - and she comes into an alley? Hope - Maybe she was looking for help. Bo feels she should have been running towards people, the safety of the lights ... unless she was running from her attacker. Hope - Let's see where this leads. Maybe we'll be able to figure out what the heck she was doing down here.
Hospital - Part 2: Brady is sitting next to Chloe's bed, holding her hand. I'm counting on you hearing me right now because it's important. I'm going to be here. I'm not leaving. I have to tell you I've got a little bit of experience in going over the edge myself. It's been my area of expertise lately. I know you've had it really rough lately with Daniel, with Philip, with losing Parker ... You beat cancer - remember that. That's pretty tough to do. You're so strong - you are so special, you are so beautiful. I don't know what the hell you were doing out there on the street selling yourself ... I don't know why you were doing that. He hears the door opening ... it's Rafe. Rafe says he knocked but Brady didn't hear him. How is she doing? She's still in a coma. Rafe - Well, I guess we know why she was attacked. Brady - Why? Rafe - She's young, she's pretty. She fits the profile of the other women that were attacked except ... God only knows what she was doing in that part of town. I thought the press release made it clear that it was dangerous. Brady doesn't know - maybe she got lost. Rafe says they haven't caught a break yet but hopefully when she wakes up she'll be able to tell us something about the dirtbag that did this to her. Brady says she didn't deserve this, none of the women did. Rafe - No, she didn't. Brady - Do me a favour. Find him and stop him.
Sami knocks on Lexie's office door and goes inside. She sits on the chair and fidgets. She sees a stack of files on the desk and dives into them. No luck. She heads to Lexie's computer - maybe she hasn't printed them out yet. Password protected ... what is Theo's birthdate - she's in - where am I - Sami Hernandez - OMG. You've got to be kidding me!
Salem Oaks Rehab Centre - Part 2: Carly asks Mel and Nicholas are talking about. Nicholas - The Eurovision song contest. Mel says he's the only person in America who has any idea what that is. She whispers loudly to Nicholas - She's crying again. Carly reminds them that Dr. Norman said she's supposed to have feelings. She was so afraid they were going to hate each other - but look at them. She really wishes they hadn't missed all that time together. Mel - What I learned from finding you and Dad is that it's better late than never. I missed growing up with him but I have a real brother now and a family. (I guess Max is now persona non grata). Carly watches and smiles as Nicolas and Melanie look at pictures on his cell phone - they both love Barcelona. They apologise to Carly for talking about themselves when they came to be with them. Carly doesn't mind - she thinks it's great how well they're getting along. I can't believe it - it's perfect. I think I have what I've always been dreaming about - a family. I get to have a family. Carly is looking at pictures on both their cell phones and remarks that they both have almost the same picture. Mel and Nicholas realise they could have walked past each other. Dr. N. walks up. Mel - Our time is up? Just about. She heard them all laughing - it sounded wonderful. Nicholas says that he and Melanie have been talking and they have a proposal they'd like to float past the both of them. Mel says if it's okay with Dr. Norman, we thought once you were done treatment, the three of us could go on a roadtrip. Nicholas - To make up for lost time. Carly asks Dr. Norman if she thinks this is something she's ready for. Dr. N. - The only person that can answer that question is you. Carly thinks she can do it and she thinks it would be good for her. Dr. Norman thinks a trip could be just what the doctor ordered. Nicholas and Melanie are still hungry so they go in search of more food. Carly thanks Dr. Norman. This was more wonderful than she can imagine. Dr. N says she has wonderful kids. Carly - It was perfect. Dr. N. reminds her she hasn't answered her question. Before you move on, do you think you could finally forgive yourself.
Pier - Part 1: Hope - This looks like the end of the trail. Bo - Actually it's the beginning. This is where the attack happened. Hope picks up the picture of Parker. Bo finds her purse - the contents are scattered - she could have used it defensively. Hope points to a piece of fabric from Chloe's dress caught on a nail on one of the crates.
Hospital - Part 3: Lexie comes in with Maxine. Lexie is pleased to see Rafe there. He was hoping Chloe was awake so they could get a statement. Lexie will let him know when she is. She adds that she just asked Maxine to track him down. She left a message for Sami - she's not sure she got it. Rafe says Sami texted him and asked him to meet her. Lexie - Good, she must be here then. I'm a bit behind so let me examine Chloe - I'll have Maxine walk you to my office. Rafe - WOW! I'm usually good at reading people but you're giving me nothing - is this your game face? Lexie - No games Rafe. I'll be there shortly and we'll go through Sami's test results together. Maxine and Rafe leave. Brady asks Lexie if she has any idea when Chloe is going to wake up. She'd only be guessing. Brady feels helpless. Lexie believes Chloe knows he's there. Brady hopes she does. Lexie tells him to keep talking to her. It wouldn't hurt to say a prayer.
Pier - Part 2: A cop has the area cordoned off with police tape - Hope asks him to call forensics and ask them to get down here ASAP. She asks Bo how it's going. Bo points to where the fabric is - the way it snagged means Chloe was moving in this direction. If her attacker was behind her and took a swing and missed ... look at this - he points to where a chuck of wood is missing on the crate. This indentation could give us an idea what kind of weapon he's using. Hope - Our perp has finally made a mistake. Bo takes pictures - If we're lucky. Bo sends the pictures in - he hopes he's not making too much of this. That mark could have been made by anything. Hope - Or it could be our first tangible evidence of the weapon he used. Bo walks her through his theory of what happened - including flashes of the actual attack on Chloe including segments we haven't see her before. Hope adds and he hit her again and again and this must be where she collapsed. Bo - Judging from the amount of blood he hit her many times but didn't finish her off. She makes her way to the alley for help or safety or maybe because she's disoriented. Hope thinks his theory works - it covers all the evidence. Bo - It doesn't make sense - Roman says this guy is widening his net but this attack on Chloe is a change from what we know about him. He goes after prostitutes. Chloe is not a hooker.
Hospital - Part 4: Sami mutters - This doesn't make sense. Here's my file but it's empty. She hears Maxine and Rafe's voice outside the door so she dives under the desk. They come in. Rafe thought Sami would be here by now. Maxine feels she'll be along shortly. She leaves. Rafe sits down - Where the hell is she? Weird - she should have been here by now. He calls her and hears Sami's phone ringing. Sami jerks and sheepishly answers - Hi. Rafe - Hi! What are you doing under the desk. You were looking for your files, weren't you? Sami has popped her head up - she nods yes.
Brady tells Chloe it bothers him that he doesn't really know anything that is going on with her. It bothers him that she wouldn't think that there isn't anything in the world he wouldn't do for her. I offered you money, you turned me down and then you turned tricks - I don't understand why you would do that. Hell, maybe I do. He sits down beside her and takes her hand. You got to the point where you said 'What the hell do I care anymore. What's the difference? No one cares.' I know I've been there. Here's the thing honey - you didn't give up on me and I won't give up on you. The police will not find out what you were doing because I won't let them. You will not lose Parker ever, I promise you that. Chloe squeezes his hand.
Pier - Part 3: Hope returns and tells Bo that was great work. He shrugs - If we got it right. Something's wrong here. Hope says sometimes she gets carried away and makes a little too much out of something. She didn't say anything because it probably doesn't mean anything. She mentions the fact that when they were told not to investigate these beatings she did some poking around on her own. She checked out the alley and she bumped into Chloe. This was about a week ago. She said she was on her way to music class - had gotten lost. Something didn't feel right - it was off. But then again it could be just me making something out of nothing. Maybe the perp wasn't targeting Chloe. Maybe she wandered into his turf for whatever reason and surprised him. Bo - Yeah and he got sloppy and made a mistake. The cop returns and says forensics is on the way. Bo tells him to have them check out this indentation for foreign materials that might be embedded in it. Hope - It might help us ID the weapon. Bo - What would really help us is if Chloe woke up and told us what the hell happened here. Bo gets off his cell. The sketch artist is on his way to the hospital to talk to Mandy. If we get a good description, some DNA evidence off the crime scene, we'll be on our way to solving this case.
Hospital - Part 5: That a girl - squeeze my hand again. He presses the call button. Maxine comes in. Brady tells her that he was talking to her about Parker and she squeezed his hand really, really hard. Maxine checks her vitals. There's no real change except an elevated heart rate. It might have been a refex. Brady says no. I was talking to her about her baby and she squeezed my hand. Maxine believes him. Her squeezing your hand is a good sign - it's a beginning. Brady - She could wake up, right? Maxine can't say that but she thinks it's a very good thing that he's here. Brady hopes she can hear him. It's important that she knows how many people love her no matter what situation she's in. Maxine says Chloe is lucky to have people who care; she's lucky to have you. She leaves. Brady tells Chloe that she's right. A lot of people love you so do me a favour and get better. Promise me that.
Sami tells Rafe that she couldn't stand the fact that some lab tech knew and she didn't. I couldn't wait for Lexie to finish her rounds. I know you don't understand and you think I'm crazy but I had to know if I have cancer or not. Rafe gets it. Sami - You're not mad? Rafe is relieved. You breaking into someone's office and getting into the computer - how did you do that by the way? Sami - Everyone uses their kids birthday as a password, right? Rafe - Smooth. Anyway, you breaking into someone's office and hiding under the desk tells me that all the stuff going on hasn't changed you. It also tells me that even if it's bad news - you're going to be Sami and you're going to fight and when Sami fights not even cancer stands a chance. They hug. Sami asks him to consider yelling at her so they can pretend like everything is normal. Rafe assures her that they'll get through this. Sami is scared. Rafe gets that but like he said when she fights, no one fights harder. They'll get through this together. They declare their love for each other. Lexie comes in. Sami asks if she has the test results. Lexie - Are you ready to hear them? Sami - Yes I am.
Preview: Mandy crying and saying 'he really hurt me bad' as Hope tells her it's okay. (Roman and Bo are present as well). They're looking at the police sketch. Hope asks Mandy - Does this look like the man who attacked you. Mandy - That's him. Comatose Chloe saying 'Gus'.
Friday Sept 9
Hospital - Part 1: Roman walks up to Daniel at the nurse's station. Dan tells him he's just about to check on the latest stalker victim. She's in a coma and he doesn't even know her name. He looks at the chart - OMG. OMG. He rushes into Chloe's room and breaks down. Roman comes in and a crying Daniel tells him he doesn't understand - it doesn't make sense to him. Roman is sorry - he didn't want him to find out this way. Are you okay? Dan - Why her? We don't know. Maybe our perp has moved on from hookers. Dan guesses that Roman knows what went on between them. He does - my mother was right in the middle of all that. Roman assures him they're doing everything they can to get this guy. Dan wants them to do more. Break the rules, break the law; just find the animal that did this to her and make him suffer. Roman asks if there's anything Dan can do for Chloe. You've looked at the charts, you've seen her - any idea what lies ahead for her. Dan - You mean, when is she going to come out of it? With these injuries it's not a matter of when but if. Roman - What you're saying is the longer she's like this ... Dan - That's what I'm saying. He tells Roman the first thing he noticed about Chloe was how passionate she was; how alive. Roman gets a text. He tells Dan that he got a sketch artist to work with Mandy. I wanted you to sign off on her being able to do that. I'm sorry to pull you away from here. Dan tells him to go - he'll find him. After Roman leaves Dan tells Chloe she's fought her way back before. Wake up please, wake up.
Bo wheels Mandy close to the nurses station telling her their sketch artist is pretty darn good so all she has to do is relax, take her time and tell him what she remembers. She asks Hope if she has to go to the police station. No. They're going to have Dr. Jonas take a look at her and if he feels you are up to it, we'll have the sketch artist come here. Mandy looks over at the door to Chloe's room and asks if that's where she is - the other woman that was attacked. Yes. Mandy heard she was in a coma. If I hadn't gotten scared; if I had said something sooner ... I keep thinking that should be me in there now. Bo tells Hope this may be the thing that helps her remember everything. Hope - Or we could lose her completely. Hope tells Mandy to talk to her. Mandy - When you asked me all those questions, I was only thinking about me. Hope - Why wouldn't you be worried about that - look what happened to you. Mandy - With her in there, that's on me. Hope says no. What happened to you and that woman, that's on the lunatic that beat you both. Mandy feels she blew it with the mug shot books. Hope - You didn't blow anything. You said he wasn't there - that's something. Mandy - I didn't give you anything. Hope tells her cops always have a Plan B - working with a sketch artist is completely different. He'll draw the shape of the face, the nose, the chin and you'll simply say that's not it or that's it. Mandy - Tell your artist I'm ready.
Lexie tells them to sit down - she can see how anxious they are to hear what she has to say. Sami won't sit down because Lexie has her life in that file folder and sitting down isn't going to change that. Please just tell me. I have 4 kids to worry about. Give it to me straight. Do I have cancer or not? Lexie thought maybe she'd want to be sitting down when I tell you that although there were some abnormal cells in the tissue we sent to the lab there is no evidence of cancer. You are clean - there are no cancerous cells. Sami starts laughing and crying. I'm okay. They are both so relieved. Sami just wants to hold her kids; let's get out of here. Lexie stops her. Sami apologises - you've really been great through all of this. Lexie needs to explain something to her. You did have benign cysts on your ovaries but it's very important you see your gynecologist every six months to get checked out. Sami says right, thank you. Lexie asks if she heard what she said - it's very important. They did and Sami will. Lexie says okay - get out of here and celebrate. There's one more thing Sami has to do first - she gives Rafe a big kiss.
Kiriakis mansion: Maggie asks Jen why she brought a suitcase with her. Jen brought Maggie some things from her house now that she's decided to stay. She didn't know how much to pack because she doesn't know how long Maggie intends on staying here. She said she would stay out of this and she will but if her African violets need to come home with her ... Victor comes in bearing a gift wrapped parcel. Maggie tells him he shouldn't have. He didn't. It's for Jennifer. Jen is shocked - who did this? Maggie asks who is here. Jen pulls out a little black dress and gushes over it. It's from someone that knew I was coming here and knows this address very well. Maggie adds - And someone that knows your size. They check the card - Your secret admirer. There's also a sheet of paper with a handwritten poem: The candles are lit for a special date at Chez Rouge, Maggie's place. Put on the dress and meet me at eight, I'll be looking for your beautiful face. Maggie sighs - he wrote you a poem. Victor - Whoever he is, he needs a kick in the pants. Jen - I don't think you want to kick your godson. I love it! Maggie asks if she's going to try on the dress. Yes, she needs to be at Chez Rouge at 8. Maggie - You deserve this, you know that, don't you? Jen - I guess. Victor - Daniel is a good man. He deserves a woman like you. Jen - Victor, all I know is that he makes me so happy. She asks where she can change. Vic tells her Henderson is in the kitchen; he'll show her where. After she goes to change Maggie wonders if she should call and order a special menu for them. Jen loves lamb chops and Chez Rouge makes the best - at least they did when she was running things. Vic understands - it's her place and she wants things done her way which is why he took the liberty of booking a table for tonight. You're almost a 100% recovered, I think that's something to celebrate. Maggie is excited about going out with him for dinner - it sounds like heaven. They banter and flirt a bit. Vic had no idea Daniel was going to do the same thing; he hopes he doesn't mind. Maggie - I think they'll only have eyes for each other just like we do. They hug.
Chez Rouge - Part 1: The maitre 'd greets Vivian (Gus is with her). He set up a very special table for her and guest. Once Viv is seated Gus heads over to the table to sit down. Viv asks if he thought this reservation was for them. Gus - You said a table for two. Quinn walks in apologising for being late.
Hospital - Part 2: Roman finishes up a call as Sami grabs him from behind. Daddy, I'm okay. Roman is absolutely thrilled and excited. Cancer free - are those not the most beautiful words in the English language. Samantha Gene you scared the hell out of me. He gives her a big hug. We needed some good news around here and this is the best. Sami is glad he's here but what's he doing at the hospital. Rafe - Stalker case? Do you need me here? Roman - No, we've got it covered. You be with your wife. Go out and celebrate - that's an order. Roman thinks this is the start of better things for everyone. He tells Sami he loves her so much and hugs her. He tells Rafe to spoil her and then leaves. Rafe always follows his orders so he's going to take her out to celebrate. Sami asks if he has a plan. Rafe suggests going to see the kids and he'll tell her on the way.
Mandy, Hope, Bo, Roman and the sketch artist are in an office. Mandy hopes she does this right. Hope tells her there is no right or wrong - do whatever comes to mind. Mandy says the thing is, it was dark. He was wearing a mask. I got it off but I only saw his face for about 2 seconds before passing out. Hope is going to ask her to do a difficult thing - put herself back in those two seconds. Hope tells her to close her eyes. Tell yourself the story. What does the air feel like? Warm? Do you hear anything? Footsteps. From behind you? I don't know. I can't think about it. He kept hitting me - it really hurt. Hope comforts her.
Chez Rouge - Part 2: Gus sits at the bar and drinks while watching Viv and Quinn. He carries over a tray of champagne with 3 glasses on it - a celebration should include champagne. Quinn knocks over the third glass while reaching for his. Viv chastises Gus for dropping another glass. Gus will get another. Viv follows him and tells him this evening is very important to her - she doesn't want to jeopardise her relationship with Quinn. Sometimes 3's a crowd - you understand. Perfectly. Gus mopes.
Victor, Maggie and Jen arrive. Jen sees Dan and they head over to his table. Dan tells Jen she does a lot more for that dress than the mannequin did. Vic tells him not to worry - they have their own table - they won't be intruding on their evening. He teases Dan about the poem. Dan's response - Bite me. Maggie greets Charles, the maitre'd. He saved them a lovely table.
Dan can't believe how great she looks in that dress. Jen can't believe he bought it for her and arranged this entire evening. He wanted to do something special. Jen can tell something is wrong - what is it? Dan doesn't want to bring them down. Jen isn't going to have a great time tonight if there's something upsetting him. It's Chloe.
Sami and Rafe arrive. Sami says it's really over. Rafe - Nothing but good times ahead. Sami asks if they can afford this place. Rafe - Sure, you only want one course, right? I'm kidding, we're celebrating. They banter back and forth about how someone who can break into Lexie's office to get her test results could come up with something larcenous to get them out of the check. She's not going from the hospital to jail. Rafe thinks there's a way the arresting officer can be tempted out of arresting her. Sami asks him to show her how - they're about to kiss when Charles clears his throat. He leads them to their table.
Hospital - Part 3: Mandy thinks they're probably sick of her always freaking out on them. Hope says they're fine - are you okay? Mandy - About his face. It wasn't round, it wasn't long. Hope - Oval, like yours. Mandy - yeah. The sketch artist starts drawing. Hope tells Mandy she's doing great.
Chez Rouge - Part 3: Viv makes her way over to Victor and Maggie's table commenting that Maggie must be feeling better. Maggie is. Viv - There must be some lingering effects like brain function or something. There must be some sort of lapse here, you're with Victor Kiriakis. It's proximity to him that got you almost killed and most certainly shot. Maggie's thinking has never been clearer. I guess my brush with death made me realise what's really important. The only after effect is a touch of nausea which is why I asked Charles to seat me as far away from you as possible. Viv - Excuse me - she walks away.
Dan couldn't believe it when he saw her name on the chart and then to see her lying there. Jen is sorry. Is she going to be okay. Dan - She was beaten so badly she's in a coma. Jen says that is awful. They think it's the same guy that attacked those two prostitutes, right? Why would he attack Chloe? Dan - Roman doesn't know. Jen is so sorry. Dan says when it all came out that Philip was really Parker's father, I really thought I was the injured party here. When I saw her lying her I realised her life took this big left turn and mine kept going straight along. Jen - It kind of makes me think of me and Jack. God only knows where he is and what he's up to now. Dan - What do they call that - survivor's guilt? Jen - Maybe but what I do know is that I am here with you right now and I think that I'm unbelievably lucky. Dan is going to be thinking about Chloe, he can't help that. Jen - Of course. Dan - but I'm also going to be concentrating on you - I can't help that either.
Sami just noticed something. They have a way nicer floral arrangement on their table then any of the others. Either we totally hit the jackpot or ... Rafe - I went to the florist? Sue me. Sami smiles - I can't. We don't have anymore money. Sami says this is too much. Rafe - Can we not talk about the money anymore - it's kind of bumming me out. Sami hears the music - It's our song. Did you do that too. He did. He figured they've been together all this time and they never go out for fancy dinners and have champagne and dance floors - so he decided no matter what Lexie told them, they were going to do this tonight. May I have this dance? They get up to dance. Rafe - Another thing, this is priceless. I don't care about the money we don't have.
Maggie watches Rafe and Sami dance and comments that they look so happy. Vic is sorry about Vivian, he had no idea she'd be here. Maggie doesn't give a hoot about Vivian, I just love being here with you. Vic - You're really getting bored at the manse? Maggie says not when he's there but the rest of the time - I like to scramble my own eggs, weed my own garden. Vic wants her to feel comfortable in his home. It's very important to me. Maggie - Why did you say that? Is everything alright? Vic - That sort of depends on you.
Dan and Jen watch Rafe and Sami dance. Jen heard they were going through a hard time; it looks like they worked it out. Dan says that's great when it happens. Charles brings over a covered tray and puts it in front of Jen. Jen thinks that's funny - they didn't order anything. Dan took the liberty of ordering for her - this is the first course. Jen exclaims that he doesn't have anything. Dan tells her to just open it please. She takes the lid off to find an open jeweler's box with a beautiful set of earrings in them. What did I do deserve these? Dan - You had the good sense to come along in my life at exactly the right time. They kiss.
Vivian signals Gus over to her table while Quinn has stepped away to take a call. She tells him to get her name on the list at that underhours club he mentioned. He assumes it's for two. She snaps - Certainly not for three.
Hospital - Part 4: Mandy talks, the sketch artist draws. He holds up a picture. Cut to Chloe ... Lexie comes into to check on Chloe.
The artist does some changes and shows the new picture to Mandy. Hope - Does this look like the man who attacked you. Mandy - That's him.
Chez Rouge - Part 4: Dan thinks they need to hit the dance floor. He wants to be the envy of everyy guy in the place. They join Sami and Rafe on the dance floor and kiss.
Vic asks Maggie how her mousse is. He doesn't anwer her questions, she's not answering his. He doesn't know what she's talking about. She reminds him he said it was important that she was comfortable in his home and then he stopped talking. Vic - Believe it or not, I was lost for words. Maggie tells him to take a stab at it. Victor - I want you to be comfortable in my home because when you're there every room you enter seems brighter, the windows seem cleaner, the furniture newer, the wallpaper seems to be in better taste. You've taken a place that seems to be a fortress and made it joyous place and I don't want it to end. And it won't if you decide to stay permanently. Maggie - You want me to live with you? He does, but no pressure. Take your time and think about it. Maggie does her best thinking when she's dancing. They hit the dance floor.
Dan asks Sami and Rafe if this is a special day. Very special. Jen comments that they couldn't help noticing how happy they look. Sami couldn't help noticing her beautiful earrings. Jen tells her they were a special present. Sami says it seems like they're all celebrating - they have a bottle of champagne coming - we'd like to share it with you. Dan can't say no to a bottle of champagne. What are you celebrating? Sami - Everything.Dan and Jen are now at Rafe and Sami's table. Jen says the flowers are beautiful. Sami says Rafe thought of everything. Dan asks if this is some kind of anniversary. Rafe - No, today is just a day we're going to remember for a long, long time. Charles pours the champagne. Dan tells Charles to put this on his bill - he insists. What should we toast to? Sami - I say we toast to life. Jen loves that.
Pier - Part 1: Gus sees the crime scene tape around the area where Chloe was beaten.
Chez Rouge - Part 5: Quinn returns to tell Viv he has the rest of the evening free. He'll bring the car around. Viv tells him no, Gus will drive them. She looks around but Gus isn't there.
Pier - Part 2: Two officers are on the pier - One asks if foresenics is done, the other says no they're making one more sweep tonight - he doesn't think there's anything left to find. They walk away. Gus ignores the tape and walks into the crime scene area - he plants the strands of Quinn's hair he's carrying in his pocket. These should be easy enough to find.
Hospital - Part 5: Lexie finishes making her entries in Chloe's chart. No change. She leaves. Chloe moans - Gus.
Preview: Bo to Hope - I'm hoping he sees the same thing we do. Roman to Bo and Hope - We're all thinking that maybe we saw this guy before. Chloe - Gus. Lexie - Did you say something? Hope holding up a plastic evidence bag ... Roman - Maybe we finally got the break we need.
Monday Sept 12
b>Chez Rouge - Part 1: Kate joins EJ even though he tells her he's not in the mood for company. Kate says dining with him is better than sitting at the enormous table at home with his father not there. EJ drolly replies - He'll be back with you in no time if there is a God. Kate looks at the menu - she questions him about it. He doesn't know because he's working. Kate - Ah ... the top secret project that's going to legitimize the DiMera name ... good for you. Kate - You know I'm going to find out about it so stop being an idiot and let me help you. She thinks her success rate is a little better than his, especially these past few years. So fill me in. EJ tells her she already knows plenty. He's had enough of her advice for one day. Obviously not or he wouldn't have been sitting here by himself. EJ decided that she was wrong. I don't see the value of bringing another woman onboard as a partner. Kate rolls her eyes - Here we go again. You're going to blow this too. EJ - I know all your weak and ineffective sons of have left town; please don't think you can draft me into that position. Why don't you run over to the hospital, put a smile on your face and enjoy the fact that Chloe Lane is in a coma. Kate isn't exactly depressed about Chloe's situation. Maybe that little tramp will finally be out of Philip and Parker's lives once and for all. That's all that matters to her. When it comes to family I can be ruthless. Because you're my husband's son, I'm offering to be ruthless on your behalf. Think about that. EJ - You seem to think I have some sort of image problem. Kate doesn't think that, she knows it. EJ - I've never been convicted of a crime. Kate - Not by the justice system but in the public eye you are guilty as charged. Now you want people to do business with you - how are you going to work that out - join the Kiwanis Club? EJ - That makes about as much sense as what you're suggesting. Kate persists - You need a wife to soften your image. EJ replies that he has a wife. Kate - I said a wife, not a tarantula. I thought you were getting a divorce. EJ says it's in the works. Kate - Good, then we can find you someone suitable. EJ - Like a marriage of convenience. I had that and it turned out to not be particularly convenient. Kate states that is because he didn't chose the right woman. EJ scoffs. Maybe I should do what my father did - blackmail a woman into marrying me. Kate agrees that she and his father had a very unconventional start but they grew to love each other because we are of the same mind. EJ gets upset - Change the subject or shut up. Kate - You have to be kidding me! You really expect, want to fall in love again. OMG - Look at you. It's hopeless - my God.
Kate laughs and laughs. It's good thing I wasn't chewing anything. EJ thinks she is the most cynical person he's met. Kate asks how he came out so sentimental. EJ - We all like to be loved. Kate - You have to admit you've been looking for it in all the wrong places. Having a go at with Sami - frankly the thought of it makes me not hungry. And Nicole - Maybe you did have a chance there; rattlesnakes do mate for life, don't they? Then her sister - Really? An MBA with a moral streak. You were just delusional. She sees his expression - Perhaps I go to far. EJ agrees. Kate says what's the good of being his step-mother if she can't deliver him some truths. EJ claims she's not his step-mother, just some shiny thing that caught my father's latter life attention. That's what Kate's talking about. You're witty, very erudite, you have an attractive accent, you're handsome - you're everything a woman should want, except human. EJ laughs. You make it sound like that's a drawback. Kate - It is. You know what your problem is? You're a complete bastard. EJ thinks that's a case of the pot calling the kettle black. Kate knows she's no saint and that's what made me such a good match for your father. But women like me don't come around very often. EJ - Thank goodness for that - he smirks and winks. Kate finds a man like his father very, very attractive but most women are waiting for the white knight. Which means for you, finding real love is not going to come easily. Mostly you'll be running into golddiggers like Nicole or you'll be hiding 2/3rds of your life from women like Taylor. And don't use that 'You make me a better man' line because you can't sell that. The only reason EJ is enduring this monologue of hers is because he doesn't want to make a scene in a public place. Kate just wants to see him happy and successful because it makes her life so much easier so I'm telling you, this plan of yours will not succeed if you insist on waiting around for love. EJ - Okay, what do you suggest I do? Trophy wife? Kate says that might not be so bad - you might even fall in love with her. EJ thinks he'll pass on that. I know what has to happen. I also know the order in which it has to happen. Trust me, everything is going to fall into place. Kate - So let's just say that it happens. From the little I know of what you're doing, there is a possibility that a lot of people are going to be very unhappy. Salem might actually fall on it's ears - are you prepared to deal with all that fallout. EJ smirks - Absolutely. The waiter asks EJ if they would care for dessert. He says no, my companion was just leaving. Kate always enjoys their little talks. Kate thanks him for dinner. EJ didn't say he was paying for her dinner. Kate - You didn't have to - she leaves. EJ makes a call - It's me. Just calling for an update. She's heading where? Really! That is convenient. EJ calls the waiter over and orders a bottle of his finest champagne and two glasses.
Hospital - Part 1: Nicole asks Brady if they should go back in and sit with her. Brady says yeah. I just hope she knows we're here. Nicole can't believe that Chloe's life was circling the drain and she didn't tell them about it. Brady wonders if they should call her parents. Nicole - Not until she wakes up and tells us that's what she wants. Maybe we should go home and come back tomorrow and hope for good news. Brady is going to go in once more and check on her - tell her they'll come back. Nicole gets an email and exclaims Oh God. She says it's Brandon. There's a situation at work; he might lose his job. I feel bad for him and I don't want him coming and asking me for money so I probably should call him. Tell Chloe I love her. Brady heads to Chloe's room. Nicole makes a call and identifies herself. I got your email. What do you know about my sister?
Lexie is making entries in Chloe's chart when Chloe says 'Gus'. Lexie walks over to the bed - Did you say something? No response. Brady asks Lexie - How is she? Lexie thinks she just tried to say something. Brady - That's good, right? Lexie says yeah. I want to do a complete examination. She could be coming out of the coma.
Pier - Part 1: Bo and Hope join Roman at the crime scene. He tells them forensics is coming back for one more sweep. How did it go with the sketch artist? Hope says Mandy gave us everything she could remember but she only saw the guy for a couple of seconds. Bo - While he was beating the crap out of her. Hope says the sketch is pretty generic. She hands him a copy. Roman looks at it. This could be wishful thinking but there's something about this face that looks familiar. Bo tells Hope - He sees the same thing we do. Roman - So we're all thinking that maybe we saw this guy before. Hope - The question is where.
Cheatin' Heart - Part 1: Gus drinks and recalls plucking Quinn's hair and then placing the strands at the crime scene. Quinn comes up to him - Seems like you've got a bit of explaining to do. Gus thought they would be at the after hours club. Quinn says they were going to go then mum realised that Gus had disappeared. Gus laughs - And that's what you want me to explain? He assumed the two of them wouldn't notice he was gone. Quinn says they went out for a bit but mum got tired and went home. He suggests Gus check in with her. He doesn't want her thinking something bad happened to him. Gus drinks. I don't take orders from you - he pushes Quinn aside and leaves. Taylor comes out of the back room and tells Quinn they need to talk. Now is as good a time as any. Quinn - Talk about what? Taylor - That kiss. It never should have happened. Quinn - It did happen. Taylor - To my everlasting regret. Nicole - I showed up in the nick of time. What do you regret now Taylor?
Pier - Part 2: Bo says they could have seen the guy at the cop shop. Roman - True, at least it's a start. Hope asks if he thinks they should release it to the press. No, they don't know how accurate it is. They could end up with a lot of false ID's. Bo says there's still a chance they'll come up with something here. Roman - So far all the DNA has been Chloe's. Hope puts on her gloves - I'm going to take another look around. Gus lurks behind some crates and watches and listens. Roman returns and asks if there's any news on Chloe. Bo says not since they left the hospital. Hope still wants to know what the heck she was doing down here. I spoke to her a couple of times. She said she was giving singing lessons and that Justin was helping her petition for shared custody. Bo feels she had the misfortune of being in the wrong place at the wrong time. Roman asks if anyone has talked to Philip. No, he's on business in Europe. We can't seem to catch a break on this case. Hope prays that Chloe comes out of the coma and then maybe she can tell them why this guy in the sketch looks so familiar. Gus listens. Bo and Hope look at the sketch - talking - one starting a sentence, the other finishing. Roman comments that he forgot how good the two of them work together. Bo says it's good to be partners again. Roman gets a call. They think they found something over there. They head to a different part of the pier - so do the two uniformed cops that are there. Conveniently someone has left behind a police radio so Gus grabs it.
Cheatin' Heart - Part 2: I'm not going to go into a lot of detail on the scenes between Taylor, Quinn and Nicole - I just don't see the point with Taylor leaving soon ... Nicole really taunts and gets in both Quinn and Taylor's face. Quinn only introduces himself using his first name. Nicole makes all kinds of innuendo's but doesn't say too much to begin with. She asks questions about their relationship and how they met. Quinn basically tells her it's none of her business. After several go - round's with both Quinn and Taylor, Nicole comes right out and says she knows a lot about Quinn Hudson. She taunts Taylor about her boyfriend leaving her a mug shot as a memento - usually it's only memories. She lets Taylor and Quinn know that she spoke with the arresting officer and got the scoop on the both of them. She strings them both along and then says it turns out Taylor was telling the truth - she was arrested at a protest rally. She doesn't know why Taylor is so reticent about it - she should be proud. Taylor says she doesn't like talking about it because it brings up painful memories of Quinn - he really did break her heart. Taylor tells Nicole to go bother someone else. Nicole looks at Quinn and Taylor - It's cute, I guess I hope it works out or not. Quinn thinks she's really a bitch - she doesn't even care about her sister. Nicole does - we have a few issues. She leaves. Taylor asks if what the officer told Nicole was his doing. Quinn said he would do what was right - he would protect her. He called in some favours. Taylor says he didn't have to do anything. Quinn - Yeah I did. I'm the one that got you into that mess. I put you in the wrong place at the wrong time. Taylor wonders if he's trying to assuauge his guilt. Quinn - That and I really do care for you. Taylor - Then why did you want to turn me into one of your hookers. Please don't tell me you were trying to help me. Quinn - I was young and stupid. I've regretted that day ever since. Taylor - That almost sounded sincere but I still don't trust you. Quinn - I covered for you; I changed your record - no one is ever going to know why you were really arrested. If I didn't care for you, why would I do all that?
Hospital - Part 2: Lexie talks to Chloe - It's Lexie. Brady's here too. He's really worried about you. He wants to talk to you - can you say something. Silence. Lexie tells Brady that her EEG showed more brain activity. If we're going to see a change it should be soon. Chloe recalls getting beaten and screaming - she shakes her head - both Brady and Lexie see that. Brady asks Lexie what's going on. I'm not sure yet. Brady tells Chloe a story about their time in Europe. How she slept most of their vacation while he waited for her to open her eyes. Here he is again - waiting for her to open her eyes. I need you to wake up. We need to know what happened to you. Chloe recalls Gus removing his mask - her alarms go off - she starts going into convulsions. Lexie tells Brady to hold her head. A nurse comes in with a needle. Lexie tells her to inject it into Chloe's IV. Brady asks if they're giving her a sedative. With a head injury do you think she should have a sedative. Lexie tells him she knows what she's doing. Chloe stops shaking. Lexie tells Brady to wait outside while she exams her.
Pier - Part 3: They all return. They thought that footprint would lead somewhere but no luck. Bo feels that since forensic's isn't having any luck, they should start profiling this guy. Hope says Whoa - she spots something with her flashlight. She ask Bo for some plastic and lifts the planted hair strands. Looks like human hair. Bo - And it's too short to be Chloe's. Roman - Maybe we finally got the break we need. Hope - How many times have we been over this crime scene? Doesn't it seem a little strange that nobody saw this? Bo - It could be one of ours - we'll find out. Roman - It's possible we just missed it. Bo - There's an awful lot of traffic down here - it could be anyone's. Roman - It could be our attackers. Law of averages says something has to go our way sometimes. Gus listens from some other location as Roman gets on the radio and tells Wilson to get down here. I've got a hair sample here - get it to the lab ASAP. Gus smiles.
Hospital - Part 3: Lexie comes out of Chloe's room. She tells Brady Chloe has quieted down. He asks what happened in there. She ruled out that the episode was the result of a physical problem which leads her to believe that it was a matter of her becoming emotionally agitated even though she's still unconscious. Brady says when he was talking to her he told her she needed to wake up so they could get the guy who did this to her. Do you think maybe she heard me? Lexie - I think that might be it. Brady - What do I do now? Lexie - Keep doing what you've been doing. Stay with her, talk to her - don't talk about the attack - it seems to get her agitated. This might indicate that she's coming back so it would be could for her to know you're there for her, to hear your voice. Brady thinks he has a better idea - he'll be right back. Brady is with Chloe. He plays her the aria she played for Parker when she was pregnant with him. He talks to her - reminding her how she said she was going to make sure Parker loved opera as much as she did. You picked this piece because it soothed your soul and you hoped it would do the same for him. He talks about wanting to hear her sing again. You need to come back to your friends, you need to be Parker's mom and you need to come back to me. Chloe Lane don't you give up. Don't you quit.
Cheatin' Heart - Part 3: Quinn tells Taylor she can trust him. Taylor is beginning to think she can. He goes in to kiss her - Are you going to regret this? Taylor - Probably. They kiss.
Chez Rouge - Part 2: The waiter fills the glasses. EJ is expecting someone to join him - she's not aware of that yet. Nicole comes in. EJ - There she is now.
Pier - Part 4: Bo gets a little frisky with Hope - she doesn't think this behaviour is appropriate in the work place. Bo suggests they leave and go someplace where their behavious can be inappropriate. Bo takes one last look around - You're starting to make mistakes pal. We're going to find you. Roman is on the radio - That hair on the pier did match our victim's description of her assailant so I want you to fan out, check that alley, see if you can find any more. Also this guy might have tried to dispose of his weapon - so look hard and keep your eyes wide open. Gus has the nightstick on his desk - he listens to Roman and smiles.
Preview: Nicole to EJ - What the hell is it that you want? Brady to Chloe - Why didn't I realise what was happening to you? EJ to Nicole - You are the most wonderful, devious, underhanded ... Nicole - Thank you.
Sami & Rafe's home: They continue celebrating the fact that Sami is cancer free after they talk to Grandma Brady and the kids - they are happy to have a night alone. Sami tells Rafe she's going to get a job. They banter about it and what she shouldn't put on her resume. Rafe warns her that it won't be easy with economy being the way it is but Sami assures him she's determined and she always gets what she wants. They talk about having to put money away for the kids college fund, paying Will's tuition and all the other ways another paycheck will help. They talk about how the household will have to run - and always making ure to make time for each other. They make love.
Cheatin' Heart - Part 1: Chad, Sonny and Will are huddled around the laptop. Sonny talks about the fact that the Athletics department liked their proposal - now they just have to wait for approval from them to go ahead with the website. Gabi reminds Will that they're supposed to be having fun. She hands him a cue stick - winner gets to chose the next activity. Will plays along even though he hates pool and sucks at it. Melanie and Abigail talk about Mel's mom and Mel's brother. It's weird, before it was just her, her mom and dad - now it feels like they're a real family. Mel talks to Will and Gabi. Mel was supposed to meet Rafe but he's working late again. Gabi says Rafe seems to like what he's doing - he's happier than she's ever seen him. Abigail thinks Brady is leaning more on Dario now with everything going on. Gabi asks what she means. Abigail explains that Brady hasn't left Chloe's side since she was brought into the hospital. Gabi wins the game so she tells Will she'd like to find a secluded camping spot by the lake so they can spend the night together. Will is kind of surprised by what she wants. Gabi just wants to be with him again. Dario comes in and tells Gabi he has some incredible news. Everyone gathers around to hear his news. He mentions that he's been doing extra translation work for the Internet Technology dept at Titan - it's paid off - he got a huge promotion. He's now a project manager for internet expansion. Everyone congratulates him - Sonny thinks that's awesome and tells him about their project - maybe Dario could work with them on it. He would be happy to. Mel hugs him. Melanie and Dario have a little talk. Mel thinks she'll see even less of him. She's just being selfish - she's really happy for him. Dario explains that they never had much growing up - this promotion really means a lot to him. He assures her that he's always going to have time for her. He adds that he finally found a job he likes in a company he thinks he has a legitimate future with. At another table Sonny finishes a call and tells everyone that was the contact at Salem U. They got full approval and partial funding. They're all excited and happy. Mel and Dario dance and talk about the fact that no matter what is going on in their lives - they are important - he promises not to lose sight of that. Back at the Salem U group's table they start talking about how to get the additional financing. Chad will take care of this. Abigail - That doesn't involve the DiMera's, right? Chad - Not a chance. Will wonders who is going to take care of the contract with Salem U. Sonny can take care of that - his dad is a lawyer and can help out. They talk about the bio's of all the players. Gabi and Abby have all the bio's of the women's team members already written up. Will comments they haven't even started on the guy's teams yet. He brings up some pictures. Gabi and Abby think they're hot - they can interview them. Sonny asks if anyone has any brilliant ideas on how to come up with the rest of the capital.
Hospital - Part 1: Kinsey is with Brady in Chloe's room. Brady tells Chloe to fight and come back to everyone that cares about her. Kinsey asks to talk to him. She's so grateful for the way he stepped in and answered all the cops questions. Brady figures out she wants to know what to do if they want a follow up interview with her. Kinsey knows the most important thing is Chloe getting better and the police getting that maniac off the streets but if they find out what Chloe was doing she'll never see Parker again. Brady tells her that so far they haven't made the connection and he thinks that's the way it should stay. Kinsey agrees. Brady talks about the video chat and Parker saying 'mama' for the first time. Kinsey asks him - What if she doesn't come out of it? Brady tells her not to say that. She's going to come out of it - there's not a doubt in his mind. He tells Kinsey there was a time Chloe meant everything to him - in a lot of ways she still does. Kinsey - You still love her. Brady - The kind of love we had doesn't really go away; it stays with you. I know our marriage didn't work out but that doesn't mean I stopped caring. I always wanted her to be happy. Kinsey is sure Chloe feels the same way. That's what kills Brady; she didn't come to him for help - to tell him what was going on. If she would have come to me none of this would have happened. Kinsey has to and meet her friends at the Cheatin' Heart. Brady doesn't want her going out alone. Kinsey assures him she's fine - they're the only ones that know that guy is targeting only prostitutes. Brady still doesn't want her out there on her own - he'll get his driver to take her there. Kinsey thanks him - he's a good guy. He'll let her know if anything changes with Chloe.
Chez Rouge - Part 1: Nicole saunters over to EJ and advises him that the next time he dines alone, sit at the bar - that way you don't look like such a loser. EJ advises that the next time she makes such a cutting remark, pay a little more attention to detail. Nicole notices the two champagne glasses and surmises that he was stood up. She asks if he's expecting someone then when he says no. EJ gets up so he can pull the chair out - As a matter of fact she just arrived. Please sit. Nicole thinks it would be a waste not to have a glass of champagne since the bottle is already opened. How did he know she was going to be here. EJ thinks she of all of people should know better than to ask him that question. Nicole assumes he wants something from her. Cut to the chase - tell me, what the hell is it that you want? EJ - Is a husband not allowed to enjoy a glass of champagne with his wife. Nicole - OMG - You must think I'm stupid. EJ doesn't - You're my wife. Nicole - On paper. You slept with my sister. You asked me for a divorce and now you're playing mind games with me - what you did with Taylor makes me sick to talk about. EJ is truly sorry. Nicole asks him to explain to her what that was with him and her sainted sister. EJ - Truthfully ... what did we see in each other ... I have no earthly idea. They both kind of chuckle. Nicole asks if that's his honest to God answer - you have no idea why you fell for my sister. Nicole never understood the appeal. EJ truly has absolutely no idea what came over him - none. Nicole tells him that Taylor has a criminal record. EJ thinks she's making it up. She insists she isn't - she was arrested for protesting at a human right's demonstration. EJ should have guessed. Nicole was thinking that this thing he had with her sister was another way for him to punish her. EJ says no. They talk about who did what to whom ... EJ suggests that they just drink and be merry. I turned to Taylor because I wanted to be somebody different. I wanted to be somebody who was respected; somebody who if not loved was at least liked. Nicole - She was your road to salvation. EJ thinks he took a bit of a wrong turn. He lifts up his glass - A toast to ... he can't think of anything to say so Nicole jumps in - Knowing who you are. EJ drinks to that. They talk and banter about the first time they met which was at Chez Rouge. In the midst of it all EJ takes her hand - they have a silent moment. EJ signals for more champagne but Nicole tells him she can't stay - she has other places to be. She leaves.
Hospital - Part 2: Brady chastises himself for not putting 2 and 2 together. He knew she was having trouble paying her bills. He knew she was having trouble paying her rent. Why didn't I realise what was happening to you?
Chez Rouge - Part 2: EJ stares at the empty champagne glasses and thens pays his bill and leaves.
Hospital - Part 3: Nicole enters Chloe's room and asks if there's been any change. No. At least they know she's getting the best care possible. She could open her eyes tomorrow and be fine. That's what Brady is praying for. Nicole thinks he should go home. Brady will but not now. Nicole is worried about Chloe too but she's also worried about him. Brady isn't leaving. She has no family around here. She needs to know someone cares - I'm not leaving. Nicole understands that. Kinsey can come here and stay - Nicole offers to stay but he needs to go home and get some rest. Brady - I'm not leaving. I owe her that. Nicole tells him to stop beating himself up over this. Brady - I should have known. Nicole points out that no one knew. Brady - I should have known. I should have seen it. Nicole tells him to stop blaming himself - stop. Brady knows he can't change what happened but he has to stay here with her. That's the least I can do for her.
Cheatin' Heart - Part 2: Kinsey comes in. Will asks if she's okay. She just came from the hospital. Chad - Yeah, it's all over the news. Abigail says the police had to warn the public because every woman is a target. Sonny asks how is Chloe. Kinsey tells them she's still in a coma. Gabi says Rafe told her that at first this creep was targeting prostitutes now ... Abby jumps in - We all have to be careful. Sonny says we have to look out for each other - especially the ladies - no one be by themselves until they catch this maniac. Abigail says we could use the buddy system. Chad is going to be a buddy and get them all another round. Dario gets a call. What? Are you serious? No, of course, it's still good. Thanks. EJ greets Chad at the bar. EJ heard that Chad approached the University Athletic department for some funding for a website - you're my brother - you need some funding, you come to me. Chad says no thank you, I'm fine. Will sees Dario's expression and asks him what happened. Dario says that was the head of HR. It turns out that the promotion he got is not based in Salem, it's in Argentia. He leaves for Buenos Aires in a week. EJ - You're turning down my offer to help your business? Do you have any idea how difficult it is to get a loan in our current economic climate. Chad knows it's tough, but it's not impossible. Chad states that he doesn't want to be a part of the family - nothing comes for free with you people. EJ - Nothing in life is free. Chad just doesn't want to owe him anything. He doesn't want the DiMera name attached to this because then people won't think it's legit. EJ - Now you're being rude. Chad thanks him for the offer but no thanks.
Preview: Taylor in bed with Quinn - Strawberries and croissants? Times have changed, huh. Quinn kissing Taylor - I missed you girl. Taylor - I can tell. Quinn opening the door to Vivian and Gus (Taylor is beside him clad in a robe); Vivian - Surprise!
Tuesday Sept 13
Police station - Part 1: Hope decides to run the sketch through the facial recognition program. Even though it's a long shot she still feels that they're closing in on the guy.
Cheatin' Heart: Melanie leaves Brady a scathing voice mail message. She lets him know she's not pleased that he arranged for Dario's promotion and even worse is the fact that Dario thinks he deserved it. She hopes he's pleased with himself for ruining two lives. Dario lets on that he heard the part about her life being ruined because of him getting the promotion. Melanie is very ambivalent about wanting to him go and wanting him to stay - it's not like they'll be able to see each other even if they have a weekend off. Dario tells her he's going to turn down the job because she's that important to him. Melanie hedges and tells him to wait until they can talk about some more before doing that. They arrange to have lunch together.
Salem Oaks Rehab Centre - Part 1: Dr. Norman and Carly talk about the one thing Carly can't seem to manage to do - forgive herself. Dr. Norman suggests that the road trip could be a step backwards for her if she still has the guilt hanging over her head. She also cautions that seeing as she and Nicholas are getting to know each other all over again that she makes sure that he gets to know the real Carly. Dr. Norman feels the best way for Carly to be able to forgive herself is to make amends to all the people she feels she has wronged.
Brady Pub - Part 1: Gus joins Vivian and immediately starts in on her about where Quinn is - how come he's not there. Vivian thinks Gus's jealousy over Quinn is interfering with his job performance. Gus scoffs - he's not jealous. Viv lists off all the reasons Gus has to be jealous of Quinn - after all he's a man's man and Gus is well Gus (she earlier told Gus he was good at service). She thinks Gus needs a hobby. He has one - he's a vigilante. Vivian laughs at that - Who would be scared of you?
Quinn's hotel room - Part 1: Taylor is surprised to wake up in bed naked in Quinn's arms. He asks her if she regrets spending the night with him. No. She then tells him she tried to forget him - different places, different men, but she never got over him. Quinn never got over her either. He wonders if she still believes he didn't shut his business down while that pyscho is on the loose. No she believes he did because the last victim wasn't a prostitue - it was her sister's best friend, Chloe. Quinn blanches. He asks if Chloe has been able to tell the police anything. No, she's in a coma. Quinn threatens to kill the guy doing this if he ever finds him. Taylor hopes he's speaking metaphorically. Quinn just says the thought of that guy hurting defenceless women enrages him. They get amorous and end up spelling orange juice on Taylor so she heads to the bathroom to wash it out of her shirt.
Brady Pub - Part 2: (The absolute best part of the show - not to be missed!!!) Bo and Hope come in - Hope is talking about the party being only a week and a half away and she still has so much to do. She wants this to be the best party ever. Bo assures her with everything she has planned, it will be. We find out from their conversation that the revitalization of the Town Square was always a dream of Tom and Alice's. The only reason the city finally finished it was because of the money Alice left for it to happen in her will. Hope gets all teary-eyed talking about Alice - Bo gets all teary eyed talking about his 'Pops' ... very emotional and moving scenes - very well done. Tom is mentioned as well. Hope can't believe it's been almost a year since Alice passed - you never really get over losing the one's you love.
Salem Oaks Rehab Centre - Part 2: Melanie comes to see Carly to get some advice. She tells her about Brady arranging for Dario to get transferred to Argentina because he doesn't like them being together. She also tells her that Dario knows she doesn't really want him to go and he's thinking of giving up the job for her. She wonders what she should do. Carly tells her they need to talk about all her options. One thing she does know is that it's never a good idea to try and prevent someone from doing something they really want to. She talks about doing that with Bo and hanging on to him when she knew he wanted to be with Hope. (I'm parphrasing - I may have the gist of this part wrong). After Melanie leaves Dr. Norman returns for the list of people Carly wants to make amends with - Dr. Norman asks who is at the top of her list - who does she want to start with. Daniel and Jennifer.
Quinn's hotel room - Part 2: Taylor comes out wearing a bathroom. There's a knock on the door. Quinn thinks it's room service with a new tray but it's Gus and Vivian. Quinn tells his mother they'll be right back - they'll go and change. Vivian wants to make friends with Ms. Walker. Gus scoffs - she's always hated the women in her male relatives lives - he brings up Carly Manning. He asks if he should start digging into Ms. Walker's past. Vivian doesn't want him to do that. When Quinn and Taylor return Vivian tells Taylor she would like to get to know each other better. She thinks this calls for a celebration and asks Gus to order champagne. She changes her mind - they'll do lunch together instead - just the three of them - Gus has errands to run. As they are leaving Gus takes Quinn's key card.
Brady Pub - Part 3: Melanie joins Dario and finds out that he already turned down the promotion. The funny thing is Mr. Meng wants him to think about some more. Melanie is appalled to find out Brady didn't offer him the promotion. Dario thinks Brady doesn't even know about it because of what happened to Chloe. He realises she thought Brady arranged it to keep them apart - he thought of that too but that's not the case.
Police Station - Part 2: Bo and Hope return and find out the facial recognition software didn't come up with any match.
Preview: Sami reading a job description to Rafe - It says there is a chance for rapid advancement for the right candidate ... I'm the right candidate. Rafe to Sami - Just send us $2000 up front for supplies. Sami to Rafe - This is not a scam. Sami on her laptop - I want this job.
Wednesday Sept 14
Brady Pub - Part 1: Rafe comes up to Sami and kisses her cheek several times. She wonders if he doesn't have to get back to work. Rafe asks if she's trying to get rid of him. Never! She's worried he's sick of her. Never! Rafe asks if she's worried about money again. Maybe she wants some time to herself; maybe she's sick of him. Sami admits that she misses missing him. More banter follows. Sami tells him she's going to start looking for a job today. Sami is on the computer - she reads a help wanted ad. So far it sounds perfect for her until she gets to the end - requires 5 years experience. She tells Rafe he was right. It is isn't going to be easy getting a job in this economic climate. So far everyone has wanted either a lot of experience or a college agree - she has neither. Rafe tells her not to give up. She has some of the job ads printed out so she starts reading another one. They want a high-energy person, a self-starter with a dynamic personality. Sami - That's totally me. It doesn't say anything about needing experience or a college degree so that's good. It says there's an opportunity for travel and rapid advancement for the right candidate. Sami exclaims - I am the right candidate. This is my job! Sami says this is the perfect job for her. Rafe is sceptical. It sounds great but who would you be working for? Sami says it doesn't say. Rafe asks if there's a name or number to call or a description of what she actually might be doing. No, that's the kind of stuff we'd discuss in the interview, right? It sounds kind of sketchy to Rafe. Sami tells him to stop being such a cop. This is one of those times you have to go with your gut - take a chance. Rafe - Or it could be of those outfits that say you can make thousands of dollars from your home by stuffing envelopes just send us $2000 up front for supplies. Sami - This is not a scam! Rafe is sorry - he didn't mean to be a buzzkill. He wants her to do him a favour - don't call or send them anything until he has a chance to check them out. Sami - You're asking me to wait? Yes. Rafe gets paged - he has to go to the station. We'll talk about this later.
Kiriakis mansion - Part 1: Maggie is arranging two flower arrangements. She points to one and asks Victor if she can take them to the hospital to give to the nurses in ICU. Victor asks if she doesn't like them. Maggie loves them but she thinks this place could benefit from a little colour; a pick me up. Vic thinks it has plenty of that with her here. He's curious. When he asked her about making their living arrangement permanent, she didn't have an answer for him. Does she have one now? Maggie almost collapses. Vic wants her to sit down. Maggie refuses. She's perfectly capable of arranging flowers without the assistance of his staff. Vic didn't mean to fuss over her but he doesn't want her to have a setback. Maggie assures him she's feeling better and stronger every day. Victor missed her at breakfast. Maggie is sorry. Vic - No need, I've been stood up by beautiful women before - when he realises that wasn't quite the right thing to say - he adds 'but not in my own home.' He admits he was worried that she was trying to avoid him. Maggie works on the flowers. Vic tells her to stop fussing with the flowers; he's trying to talk to her. Are you trying to avoid me? Maggie - No, I am not. Vic - So what do you think of my idea of making our living arrangement permanent? Maggie did a lot of thinking about it. You know my feelings for you. I stood up to Hope and Jennifer when they wanted me to move home. I love you and I think you know what it means to me saying that. After Mickey's passing I didn't think I could ever feel that way for another man but you convinced me otherwise. You make me feel young again and alive and desirable and that anything is possible. Vic - The feelings are mutual. Maggie - And I love how my stubborn Irish streak comes up against your Greek machismo when we don't agree and how neither one of us is willing to back down when we don't agree. So, yeah, I think we make a pretty good pair, don't you? Vic - We certainly do. Does that mean your answer is yes? Vic doesn't want to get ahead of himself but if she were to move in with him, the idea of waking up with her everyday would make him very happy. Maggie - Me too. I think you know that I consider myself a modern woman in many ways especially when it comes to the way people choose to live their lives. But that doesn't mean that there still isn't a part of me that's pretty darn old-fashioned. Vic - That makes two of us. Maggie - I'm glad you understand because that's part of myself that I need to honour despite the times we live in. I believe a commitment between two people, and it is a formidable commitment to live with someone, it isn't just a handshake or a kiss or even your wonderful king size bed. A real commitment means marriage before God and friends and most of all, family. Vic - Are you saying you want to ... Maggie - Get married now? Good heavens, no. I'm not ready for that just like I'm not comfortable living with a man I'm not married to. It's just not me. So while your offer is so sweet and so generous, I'm sorry, I have to say no. Vic - You're turning me down. You don't want to live with me. Maggie - It's not you Victor, it's me. Vic - Maggie, I love you. Maggie - I love you too. I thought I made it perfectly clear that my feelings for you haven't changed. Vic - But you're already living with me here. Don't you want to stay? Maggie - I'm leaving the house not you. Victor snaps - Forgive me if I fail to see that distinction at the moment. Maggie - I'm not minimizing the moments we shared together these past few weeks. Unless you say love's got nothing to do with it. Every day I've spent with you has been a gift. Vic - Except for the gunshot wound. Maggie - Oh, and that. Victor - I guess that's something before you put me back up on the shelf. Maggie - Oh for goodness sakes, the last thing I wanted to do was hurt your feelings or to seem ungrateful. You've treated me like a queen. I've made a lightening fast recovery because of you. Vic - But you're still going. Maggie - When I get stronger, yes, I'm going to go home where I belong. She kisses him. Please try to understand.
Police station - Part 1: A very upset Bo is on the phone with the lab stressing that they are at a standstill until they hear from them. Bo hopes they can use the DNA evidence to find a name so they can grab this monster. Hope - Yeah, before he strikes again. Hope comes back carrying two paper bags. Bo asks 'What's this?' A lot of research. Bo wonders how much this research is going to cost him when Hope starts pulling out numerous take out containers of food. Nothing. The caterer Maggie suggested for the party sent over samples so they can finalize the menu for the party. Bo - Beer and corndogs - we're done. Hope says he has to help her with this. Bo protests - I'm still full from lunch. Hope tells him he helps or else the menu will include food he can't pronounce. Bo - Ooh threatening me with public humilation. That's good. I don't like it, but it's good. Hope thought so. She feeds him the first mouthful - he spits it out - that's awful. Hope tells him that's pate - Bo likened it to cat food. She gives him another sample which he likes and is surprised to find out it's squash blossom medley - vegetables! Bo wonders what happened to the guy who thought a gourmet meal was when you could stand up with your beer in one hand and your food in the other. Hope - He got married a long time ago. He's sure the food is going to work out great but it's not what people are going to remember about the party. Once the surprises start rolling out, they aren't going to think about anything else. Hope - It really is going to be a night to remember, isn't it? Bo rubs his stomach - stick a fork in me, I'm done. Hope says now that she knows what his top choice would be - the individual wood-fired pizzas ... Bo - And yours was the little meaty things with the rice. Hope - That would be pan roasted duck over risotto. Hope asks how he knew which was her favourite. The same way she knew which was his favourite. They may be able to keep everything going down at the party a secret from everyone but they can't hide anything from each other. Hope asks him what she's thinking now. Bo - I love you too. They look at the empty fax machine. Hope thought they would have heard something by now. Bo doesn't know why he's so anxious about this. It's not like the DNA results are going to give them their guy. He wishes they had another line on this guy. Hope does to because without one, the odds of finding this guy are pretty slim. BO - They're the only odds we have so we have to roll with them and hope they are enough to break this case open.
Chez Rouge - Part 1: Quinn tells Taylor things she needs to know about his mum. She's her own person. She's not afraid to speak her own mind; offer up an unpopular opinion. But the time we've spent together, she's been very good to me. Viv arrives. She tells them they look very good together now that they're dressed. They're shown to their table. Quinn thanks her for making it just the three of them. Viv admits that Gus is having a snit fit. Lately he's been so moody - he's turned into an ineffectual little man. Vivian is impressed that Quinn is dating someone with a MBA. Taylor tells her she hasn't done anything with her degree. Viv - Obviously you're bright and very attractive - don't be so modest. Viv can't imagine going for a Master's degree in anything related to numbers - she's terrible at them. What I really am is a people person. Quinn - Really. Viv - There might be a few in this town who might be cold-hearted and small-minded and disagree with me. Taylor thinks Vivian is a lot of fun. She can see where Quinn inherited her charm. Viv asks if she can be candid with Taylor. It seems to me that you're showering me with all these compliments because I'm the mother of this very handsome young man and you want to get on my good side. If that's the case, don't stop. Viv and Taylor talk fashion. Taylor has the afternoon off. She was thinking of going to the fashion exhibit at the Salem Museum. She asks Vivian if she'd like to join her. They have a small sampling from Alexander McQueen. Viv thinks she should spend some time with Gus. Maybe she'll take him to the pet store. He likes to watch the fish swim round and round - maybe it will cheer him up. Taylor asks Quinn if she can convince him to come with her. It's not really his thing, besides he needs to run back to the hotel room. Everything is fine but he seems to have misplaced his key card. He has to get another one from the front desk otherwise they won't be able to get into his room tonight. Quinn thanks his mum for inviting them for lunch. He tells Taylor he'll see her later. He tells them not to talk about him when he's gone. After he leaves Taylor tells Vivian it's too bad he's so adorable, it takes the fun away from making fun of him. Viv admits to be taken with him herself. That might seem like an odd thing for a mother to say about her son. Well, you know, we haven't had the traditional mother/son relationship. When he came to this town I wasn't sure we'd have any relationship - at least not one that would turn out well. But it seems he has a tremendous ability for forgiveness which he didn't inherit from me, but I'm very grateful for. Taylor - From what he's told me, he's really enjoying getting to know you as well. Viv - To be blunt, I didn't think I'd like you very much. I have high standards for my son but I find that I'm enjoying your company enormously. I actually think we could be friends. Taylor would like that. Viv - And I've seen from just this little bit of time, how happy you make my son and that's certainly very important to me.
Quinn's hotel room - Part 1: Gus lets himself into Quinn's hotel room using the key card he stole earlier. He sees a card with a picture of Quinn and Vivian and reads the note Vivian wrote Quinn. Gus rips the picture in half and shreds the part with Quinn and keeps the section with Viv's picture on it. He stares at the picture - Someday you'll understand I did this all for you. Gus pulls off a drycleaner's tag from one of Quinn's suits - just in case I need a little something extra.
Police station - Part 2: Hope tells Bo that there is no change in Chloe's condition. Brady has barely left her side. Bo - He's pretty torn up about this. Hope - He still cares about her a lot. Bo - This thing started out ugly and then the sicko made it personal. I thought we had him figured out and then he attacks Chloe - blew our M.O. Hope - Maybe not. Obviously the guy hates women but the amount of rage he's shown has grown with each attack. Bo - Which means whatever is setting him off is escalating. Hope - If that's the case, he will strike again. Bo says they have to figure out who he is before he does. Hope wishes they knew where this rage comes from; what triggers it to begin with. Bo - The obvious thing would be some woman in his life. An ex-wife or girlfriend, his mother. Hope wonders why all the attacks happen on the pier. Maybe that location is somehow significant to his life. Bo has an idea; it's going to take some time. Hope - At least we'll be doing something. I can't stand this waiting. Knowing that psychopath is out there thinking he's gotten off scot-free is killing me.
Brady Pub - Part 2: Sami keeps telling herself she wants this job so she hits send on her computer. Caroline comes over and asks Sami what's got her so occupied. Sami was applying for a job. Caroline thinks that's wonderful. Sami thinks so. Caroline - Ah! Sami - What? Caroline - You tell me. You've got that sneaky Sami look on your face like when you had your hands in my cookie jar. Sami can't believe she can read her mind like that. Sami isn't stealing cookies or changing paternity tests or anything. I applied for a job even though Rafe told me to wait. I couldn't. In this job market I don't want someone to snatch up the job that should be for me before I even had the chance to apply. Is that so wrong? Caroline - It's certainly pro-active. Sami feels in her gut that the job is legit and if it turns out it's not and it turns out to be scam, she'll figure out what to do then. I just feel that Rafe is being overprotective. Caroline can understand his concern after what she's been through. He's just trying to do the best for you. Sami asks her what she's talking about. Caroline - I know you had cysts removed and that you were waiting and worrying that it might be cancer. Why didn't you tell me?
Outside the pub Quinn is on his cell phone - Thank you. I'll pick up the new key card immediately.
Police station - Part 3: Hope tells Rafe that since they don't have any physical evidence as yet to tie to the attacker they are trying a different tact. Rafe - Like what? Hope - We thought there has to be something significant in his past that's triggered his rage. Bo says all the attacks happened at the same location. Hope - Whatever that event was, maybe it happened there. Rafe - An incident with a girlfriend maybe? Hope - Maybe he was jilted. Bo - Or a traumatic event with his mom. We're going through the database to see if anything fits. Rafe asks how far back they're going. 20-25 years. Hope hopes they aren't wasting time looking for something that doesn't exist. Rafe thinks it can't hurt to look. What years do you want me to cover? Bo - '90-'95. He sees all the takeout containers - did you have a big lunch today. Hope - We were taste-testing for the big party. Rafe says Sami is really fired up about this shindig - big secret surprise. What's going on? She's killing me with all the guesses about what the big surprise is - who's coming ... Bo says she'll never guess. Rafe wants them to tell him. Hope points out that he's a cop - she's sure he can figure it out himself without any help. Rafe - Cold, that's what you are, ice princess. Hope pretends to be hurt. I'll tell you one thing - I'm not telling you. That's kind of mean, isn't it? Hope hates teasing him so she'll tell him one thing. Maggie has recommended that most amazing caterer - so no cold turkey sandwiches for you. Bo gets a call. The DNA results have come in - they're faxing them over to us.
Quinn's hotel room - Part 2: Gus puts the lights on and pulls out the club from a dufflebag. It can't be obvious. Be smart. He can't find this before the cops. It has to be in just the right place.
Brady Pub - Part 3: Sami thought she was facing this on her own. Rafe was with her and then Daddy found out - I'm sure that's how you found out, right? Caroline - It doesn't really matter, does it? What I don't understand is why you didn't tell me. I'm your grandmother. I love you. Sami knows that. I love you too. I didn't want to tell you because I didn't want to worry you - I didn't want to put any more on your plate. Caroline - Oh like running the pub and looking after your kids while you go off to the hospital. Sami is really sorry - I just didn't know how to tell you. Caroline tells her she doesn't have to apologise. Caroline knows it's hard for her with her mother so far away. Sami - Yeah, I miss her all the time. Caroline - I'm not your mother but I'm here for you whether the news is good, bad or ugly. Sami says next time she'll be the first person she tells. They hug. Caroline tells her to remember when people love you, you should be 100% honest with them. Sami looks at her computer - Message Sent. Sami asks Caroline what she knows about Bo and Hope's party. Caroline doesn't know anymore than she does. Sami - Didn't you give them the 'don't keep secrets from the people you love' lecture. Caroline I tried but they're not saying anything to anyone. It's driving Sami crazy. Same with Caroline. She tells Sami to remember that good things come to those that wait. Sami checks her laptop - Wow, that was fast.
Chez Rouge - Part 2: Viv returns to the table. Her son is full of surprises. She went to pay the bill and her son had already taken care of it. I'm a lucky, lucky woman. I missed out on so much of his life now I get to see the man he's become and catch up on everything. Taylor is happy for the both of them. Viv - Watching the two of you together and listening to the way you talk about him now, you seem awfully comfortable ... familiar. Taylor says they have known each other for a few years. It wasn't anything serious - just a fling. He hasn't been keeping me from you, it's just that we recently reconnected. There is a little bit of history there. Viv - How fortuitous for all involved. You obviously know my son better than I do. Maybe you can catch me up on some of those missing years. I'm not asking for intimate details - just things like how you met, what was he doing, what was he interested in. Taylor - Don't you think those are things you should ask him yourself. Viv - I don't need to. You can tell me his life story if anyone can. After all, I am his mother.
Quinn's hotel room - Part 3: Gus stares into the closet - Perfect! (The camera keeps cutting from Gus to the fax printing out at the police station to Viv and Taylor talking and laughing at Chez Rouge.) Gus gathers up his duffelbag and starts to leave just as Quinn arrives outside his door.
Police station - Part 4: The fax arrives. Hope asks Bo to please tell them there's something on there that they can use. Bo - We got a match on the hairs. Rafe asks if he's in the database. Yes. Hope - Did we get a name. Bo - Quinn Hudson.
Quinn's hotel room - Part 4: Gus sees the handle of the door opening.
Preview: Hope to Bo - How did the guys trace the DNA to this guy if he doesn't have a record? Bo and Rafe with Hope as she holds up a search warrant to Quinn - We have a warrant to search your room. Quinn to all of them (Gus is there too) - Would someone tell me what the hell you think you're going to find here.
Friday Sept 17
Chez Rouge - Part 1: Kate is pumping EJ for information about the party. He declares he doesn't know a thing about it. Kate says Bo and Hope haven't had a party for ages so there has to be a reason for it. The guest list is secret, the venue is secret yet half the town is talking about it. EJ thought they came here to talk about Countess Wilhemina Cosmetics. Charles comes to lead them to their table. As they're walking to it Kate thinks there has to be a reason for all this secrecy. Maybe there's an extravagant surprise. Stefano gets up from the table - Will I do? Kate hugs him. Did you plan all this? Stefano - What do you think? Kate is thrilled - she missed him terribly. Stefano missed her too. They kiss. Stefano tells Kate she looks beautiful and EJ that he looks unnaturally happy with himself. EJ is happy that everything worked out well. Stefano thanks him for bringing her here. EJ says it wasn't that hard. She was trying to bend his ear about some party. Kate says they need champagne. EJ asks Stefano how his trip was. Enormously successful. Stefano asks EJ about his business here - all in order. EJ says everything is falling into place. Kate states that she's part of the company now - why are they continuing to speak in code in front of her. Stefano does not want to talk about business any longer - come dance with me. EJ makes a call.
Salem Oaks Rehab Centre - Part 1: Nicholas finds Carly and comments that she looks anxious. Are you nervous about the special session Dr. Norman set up for today? Carly doesn't think she can do it. Nicholas doesn't understand. You've been making such great progress, what's changed? Carly claims that this therapy all the time is wearing her out. Nicholas says okay. No matter how much research he's done on rehab, there's no possible way he can feel what she's feeling about this. So today is not the day, let's reschedule. Carly asks if he'll tell Dr. Norman. No, you will. But first I think you need to ask yourself why you need a break all of sudden. Are you really just tired or just afraid to face Jennifer and Daniel?
In Dr. Norman's office, Daniel and Jennifer wait. Jen admits to being kind of nervous about this. Dan says that's normal. Jen adds - Melanie is happy with the progress Carly is making. Daniel states that Dr. Norman wouldn't have asked them to come here if Carly wasn't ready for the next step. We should have started about 10 minutes ago. He gets a call from Maxine. He lets Jen know that there is no change in Chloe's status. Jen - The longer she stays in a coma, the worse her chances, right? Dan - She has to wake up soon! Dr. Norman comes in and apologises for keeping them waiting. Dan asks if everything is okay. Dr. N. - That depends on where Carly has gone. She knew when she was supposed to be in my office. Jen thinks that maybe she lost track of time - she knew when they were coming. Or maybe that's what scared her off. Has she talked about us? Dr. N. encouraged Carly to set up this meeting because it was clear to her how important they were to Carly. Maybe I misjudged - maybe it's too soon. Carly arrives with Nicholas - No, it's not. She apologises for being late. I have a lot of explaining to do and I'm not going to put it off any longer.
Hospital - Part 1: Nicole comes in and tells Brady she owes him an apology. She's sorry for giving him a hard time for staying here with Chloe. Brady didn't think she was doing that. Nicole is worried about him and she was being selfish about wanting him to come home. I feel so sick about what happened to her. I'm sorry if I was jealous. Brady tells her it's okay. Nicole can't stand seeing her like this. It's like she's here but she's not. Brady says some of the doctors think that people in a coma hear what's going on around them. He hopes so anyway. Nicole asks if the doctor's have said anything at all about her condition. No, it's just that the longer she's in this state, it's not good. He thought she was coming around earlier but he's been talking to her and she's not doing anything. Nicole suggests calling Philip. Brady doesn't understand that. Nicole - I keep thinking about Parker. What's the one thing that could possibly work that we haven't tried? Philip controls Chloe's access to Parker. Maybe she'll respond by hearing her son's voice. Brady thinks it could be pretty traumatic for Parker to see his mother like this. Nicole argues that Chloe is the only mother Parker will ever have. She's not saying he should come here but if she's going to hear any voice when she's unconscious, she'll hear her son's. Brady thinks she's right about that. It's a good idea. I'll call Justin and see if he can work something out for her. Even if we have Parker's voice on tape we could run it on a loop and she'd hear it 24/7. Nicole - And maybe you won't feel like you have to be here 24/7. When's the last time you ate? Don't bite my head off but maybe we could go and get some food, recharge your batteries. Brady says okay - we can leave Chloe for just a little bit. Nicole knows just the place.
Police station: Bo doesn't recognise the name Quinn Hudson. Hope wonders how the DNA guys linked the evidence from the crime scene to this guy if he doesn't have a record. Rafe says that's one of the good things about being ex-FBI. I'm in the database right now. If this guy did anything illegal chances are he'll be in here. Bo hopes it spits out an address. They find out he grew up in Australia with his father. They see that his mother is Vivian Alamain. Hope - He's got the bloodline, doesn't he? Bo - So what's his motive for bludgeoning defenceless women. Rafe says he has a record - a pimp. Hope - Busted in San Francisco for running an escort service. Bo says he sounds guiltier and guiltier by the second. Hope wonders why he'd go after his own girls - if they were his girls. Bo says they'll find out very soon. Hope goes to get a warrant. Bo asks Rafe if there's a photo of this guy. Hope tells Bo and Rafe that Quinn Hudson also has a record in Eastern Europe. He was arrested at a human rights demonstration. Look who was arrested with him. She hands over the paper. Bo - Taylor Walker. Rafe - She knows this guy? Bo - She's been working here for weeks. Do you think she's been feeding him information about our investigation? Rafe - Let's not assume that. Bo says he's right. We're not 100% sure he's our guy though it's getting more and more difficult to believe he's not. Bo wonders why Taylor's arrest record didn't show up here when they did the background check. Rafe - International - wouldn't get flagged in a basic search. Hope gets a call that they've got their warrant. Let's go.
Quinn's hotel room - Part 1: Gus hides in the closet when Quinn comes in. He looks at the end of the nightstick that's sticking out from the garment bag he hid it in. Gus has the nightstick ready to use on Quinn who fortunately gets a call just as he's about to open the closet. Conveniently for Gus, Quinn goes to the other room to take the call giving Gus a chance to slip out after putting the nightstick back into the garment bag. In the hallway he pulls the police radio out of his dufflebag and listens as the order goes out - All units. We have a lead on the attacker. Waiting on a warrant and an address. Standby. Quinn answers the knock at his door - Russ. Gus states it's Gus. Quinn wants to know what he's doing here. Gus tells him his mother is on her way over here - she has some things to discuss with him. He walks into the room and sits on the bed. She asked me to meet here here - you don't mind if I wait. Quinn - Is that a question? Gus - No. Quinn wants to know what his mother wants to meet about. Gus doesn't know. Quinn was getting ready to go out. Gus says she won't be long - I'd wait to see what she wants if I were you. Gus is now sitting on a chair. Quinn asks him if he's nervous about something. Gus - Too much coffee this morning. Quinn gives him a bottle of water. He asks if his mother makes Gus anxious. Not at all. Quinn asks how long he's worked for her. Gus - A very, very long time. I know her better than anyone. Quinn finds that unsettling as her son that barely knows her. Gus recalls beating Chloe. Quinn - Seriously, are you alright? Gus says he's fine. Quinn has plans so he's going to give mum a call and see what this is about.
Salem Oaks Rehab Centre - Part 2: The session begins. Nicholas is present. Carly - The last week or so has been difficult. I thought detoxing was hard but having to face my children and all the pain I caused them was worse. I kind of feel talked out but I owe you so much. First and foremost, an apology. Dr. N. asks Daniel if he something he wants to say. He does but he doesn't know how to say it without it coming across as judgemental. Carly - You need to speak the truth. That's the point of all this. Daniel - It's not just Nicholas and Melanie, me and Jen that you need to apologise to. Carly knows that. Dan - Talking as a doctor that was in surgery with you, in retrospect, you were high, who covered for you - who was lied to again and again. On a personal level I can get past a lot but you broke the trust of your colleagues at the hospital, not to mention the trust you violated with the patients you were there to treat. Your responsibility to them is different than any other relationship in your life. The fact that no one was hurt or worse when your judgement was impaired was just dumb luck really. So I really hope that in all this soul searching you don't forget that. Don't ever forget that because I don't want you to tempt fate like that ever again. Carly thinks about her patients all the time. I will never forget. I probably don't have a career to go back to. Dan - That would be a loss to a lot of people, not just you. Carly - I have no one to blame but myself. I let you down Daniel and I know it goes further than that, it's everyone at the hospital. But between me to you, it's worse and it's been a pattern ever since you met me. I gave Melanie away as a baby because I thought I had no choice. I thought that was the only way I could protect her but by doing that she lost so many years with a wonderful guy that I can't give back to her. And I can't give you that time back either. Daniel says they worked that all out - they don't have to go back. Carly - No we didn't work it out. That's the point. That's why I'm here to say I owe you an apology but I feel like it won't count. Jen asks her what she's talking about - what do you mean? Carly - You are the most amazing friend in the world and I truly believe that I would not be sitting here, I would be dead, if you weren't persistent in helping me. But I'd also be lying if I didn't admit that part of what took me to that edge was seeing you with Daniel. I couldn't handle it. Jen - It's okay. Carly snaps - It's not okay! Because after everything that's happened, I still can't handle it.
Jen - You say about me and Daniel, that you can't handle that ... Carly - Let me be clear. I think the two of you belong together with all my heart. This is my problem. I'm trying to own it. I don't want to make it anyone else's, okay? I just can't lie about how I feel. Dr. Norman tells Carly to keep going - This is important. Carly - Okay. Daniel, when I see you, I get these ideas about family. You know the way it shoulda, coulda, woulda been and I get stuck - I just get stuck. I think I've been dwelling on it unconsciously, wishing for something that wasn't real. But the worse part in all of this is that I was dishonest about this with both of you. It was a betrayal of our friendship and the sad thing is, I'm still stuck. Even though I swear that I think you belong together and that makes me a horrible friend who owes you an apology but it's a hollow apology because I can't make these feelings go away. Jen - Stop it - that's enough. Look at me - stop and listen to me right now. Carly sobs. Jen takes her hand - I guess it's normal to take on this world of guilt while you're staying in this place. When it comes to me and Daniel, I want you to let that guilt go. Carly - That's really generous of you. Jen - No it's not generous. I'm your friend. I love you so much. Daniel is your friend. You didn't come between us. If anything you did the opposite. You pushed your feelings aside while we were together. You put yourself to the side. Carly shakes her head no. Jen - Yes, you did. Carly - Daniel is my daughter's father and you and I have been best friends since we were kids, don't you think it's going to be a little awkward? Dr. Norman asks Carly if she thinks there's something she should be doing besides telling the truth as clearly as she has been. Carly - I think I should stay out of their lives. Daniel - No, until when? Carly - Maybe for good. Daniel - No, that doesn't work for me. Jen - That doesn't work for me either. What are you saying? Dan - Sorry Carly, we're not going anywhere.
Chez Rouge - Part 2: Kate and Stefano return to the table - they all drink champagne. Kate says they noticed he was on the phone the entire time they were dancing. Stefano was hoping he was calling someone so they could turn this into a foursome. EJ says it was a business call. He asks Kate if she's been bending father's ear. Stefano says she makes perfect sense. Kate - You need to get back out there. You need to find a companion, someone you can trust. EJ states that it's been his experience that these matters can not be forced. Stefano - You can't wait around thinking that the love of your life is just going to suddenly appear - poof - out of nowhere. EJ - Why not? Yours did. Stefano - I was fortunate and patient. I admit I sowed some seeds in between but what you've been going through lately with those two lunatics, you deserve a little fun. EJ - I don't have a tremendous amount of time for fun in my life. He looks up and sees Nicole come in with Brady. Stefano sees them - I just lost my appetite. Those two really deserve each other, don't they?
Brady tells Nicole the axis of evil is shooting deathrays at them. Do you want to go someplace else? No, let them go somewhere else if they're uncomfortable. I'm here with you and we are going to have a good time together. Brady - You're absolutely right. Let's dance. EJ watches. Brady gets a call from the hospital. He has to take it outside - does she mind? No, she hopes it's good news. He goes outside, Nicole goes back to her table.
EJ tells his lunch companions to excuse him. Stefano - Elvis, don't. EJ - Noted. EJ heads over to Nicole and asks her what happened. Your girlfriend leave her purse in the car? Nicole - Excuse me. EJ - Would you like to dance? Nicole gets up - No. She starts walking away but EJ grabs her hand - But I'd like to dance with you. They do a tango. Stefano - What the hell is he doing? Brady comes back in and watches as EJ and Nicole look very cozy - Kate and Stefano watch it all unfold. The place is almost silent at the end of the dance. EJ looks like he's going to kiss Nicole but instead he whispers in her ear - Your boyfriend is right behind me. Nicole drops the rose EJ gave her to the floor. She asks Brady how Chloe is. No change - he can't say the same for what went on here. He's glad she kept herself busy with twinkletoes. Nicole - Yeah I did, and now you're back.
Stefano has just one question ... EJ quips - Arthur Murray - 6 lessons. Stefano - Am I laughing? Have you lost your mind? EJ - Actually father, I'm feeling quite sane. Kate - Was the show for Nicole or Brady? EJ - Would you like some dessert?
Quinn's hotel room - Part 2: There's a knock on the door. Quinn calls out - Who is it? Hope - Police, open up. Quinn opens the door. Hope - Quinn Hudson, we have a warrant to search your room. Quinn asks for what? Bo - We need to look around, that's all you need to know. They ask him if he remembers where he was on Aug. 4th, Aug. 17th and Sept. 1st. Quinn - How the hell am I supposed to ... Oh, I see. You guys have already decided that I'm the attacker I've been reading about in the papers. Is that it? Bo - Interesting that you knew those dates off the top of your head. Quinn - Oh come on, do you think if I was your man that I would have just admitted that. He tells them to look around all they want - nothing to hide here. Quinn watches as they dismantle his room - Maybe if you told me what you were looking for ... Bo - Just let us do our job. Gus - Do you know who this man is? He's the son of Vivian Alamain. Hope - So we've heard. Gus - You'll have to answer for this outrage. Rafe asks Hope if she's looked in the closet. No, not yet. Gus tells Quinn - Sorry, mate. That's all I can do. Quinn - I know you have a warrant but if somebody doesn't tell me what the hell you think you're going to find here ... Rafe - This. He brings out the nightstick. Quinn - What the hell is that? Hope looks at it - Dried blood. Bo - Is it yours? Quinn - Mine, are you kidding? I've never seen that thing in my entire life. Gus smirks.
Salem Oaks Rehab Centre - Part 3: Everyone heads to the common room. Jen hugs Carly and asks her she's doing. Dan - I know we, I, said some tough things in there. Carly - No, Daniel, it's nothing I didn't deserve. Nicholas - We're all really proud of you; of how hard you're working. Carly - I can't seem to get my footing. It's like I'm on this boat that's pitching back and forth in the waves and I can't get a toehold. Dr. Norman - Something to beleive in. Something that you know is the truth. Maybe you can tell her some of these things; something to hold on to. Jen - I love you and I want you to come back home. Daniel - And Melanie needs her mom around and I need both of you to keep me in line. Carly smiles - You're all so amazing and patient. She hugs Jen and tells her he's an amazing guy. She tells Jen to stand next to Daniel and take his hand. Nice - it's as it should be. I just needed to start seeing things more clearly. Jen hugs her. Nicholas asks Carly how she's holding up. She doesn't know - she thanks him for being here. Nicholas - Are you sure mean that. Yes, why? Nicholas - You told me you needed a day off and I told you to push through with the session anyway. After living through it with you, I understand. Carly - No, it was hard. The good thing is I'm a little bit closer to getting out of here and getting my life back without being terrified that I'm going to relapse. My life after this is kind of hard to imagine. Nicholas - I'm sorry. I feel like I pushed you today. I hope it was the right thing to do. Carly - Sometimes people need a good push. Nicholas - Like Me. I know I almost just dumped you here and left you alone to deal with this without me. But like Daniel and Jennifer said earlier, that goes for me too, now that I'm here I'm not going anywhere. Carly tells him he's an amazing son and a wonderful man - she couldn't be luckier. They hug.
Hospital - Part 2: A nurse checks on Chloe. The nurse talks to her - Chloe, your vitals are strong. Keep fighting. You have to help them get the bastard who did this to you. You can't let him get away with it.
Quinn's hotel room - Part 3: Bo has Quinn in cuffs; Hope asks if he understands his rights as she read them. Quinn - I'm telling you this is a huge mistake. There are maids in and out of here all day long. This is a hotel room for God's sake. I recently lost my key card. Anyone could have put that damn thing in there. It doesn't belong to me. I'm telling you the truth. I didn't hurt any of those women. Rafe - Yeah, we'll see how that flies in court. Bo - Let's go. Gus, get out of this room.
Preview: Dario to Melanie - They moved up the date that I have to go to Argentina. Melanie - When do you have to go? Rafe to Dario (Mel is with him) - No, don't take the job. Just stay here, okay. A crying Melanie hugging Dario.
Wednesday Sept 21
Police station - Part 1: Gus grabs Nicole and drags her into an interrogation room. Everyone yells at him to put the knife down. Bo yells - Stop and think about what you're doing here. Gus means it - Try and stop me and she's dead. Bo holds up a phone saying he needs to be able to speak to him - there's a speaker button on the phone. Gus turns the speaker on. Bo tells him not to hurt Nicole; let her go. Nicole pleads with Gus to listen to Bo; he has a gun. Vivian cringes. Gus tells Nicole it's going to get a whole lot worse. Roman yells at him - You're not a killer. Bo yells for him to put the knife down. Gus screams - Stop talking as Bo and Roman continue yelling orders at him. Hope tells Gus if he lets Nicole go they can talk. Gus doesn't want to talk to her. Hope persists - You need to talk to someone. Let that person be me. Gus - How much are you going to charge me? Hope - It doesn't have to be like this. Gus - You're lying. You're just like all those other tramps. You're no different. Bo steps in - Talk to me. We can fix this. Gus refuses. I'm my own man. I can take care of myself. Bo can see that. If you want to leave, that's fine - the door is open but Nicole stays here. Gus - NO! I'm not making any deals with you idiots. EJ slowly starts approaching the door. Gus screams - Stop! You come in here and it's over for her. EJ threatens the police - If that psychopath does anything to hurt Nicole ... Bo tries again to get Gus to talk to him. Gus - It wasn't supposed to go this way. Bo gets that but things can change. You want to work things out; I can make that happen. But you have to work with me here ... Gus - Why should I? I don't trust you. Bo gets that but I'm not trying to play you; I'mA not that kind of guy. Just let her go; put the knife down. Come on. No one wants to hurt you. You've got a building full of cops here - no one has gotA a gun pointed at you. Gus - Madame, I wanted it to be just us. We were happy together scheming and plotting. We had each other. We didn't need anyone else. He just showed up and ruined everything. He tried to take you away from me. Viv - He? OMG. Gus, are you talking about Quinn? Gus - He doesn't deserve you. He doesn't care about you like I do. You belong with me, not with him. Viv mutters - OMG. You're one messed up little manservant. Hope and Abe take Vivian aside. Hope tells her she has to talk to Gus. Tell him you care for him; that everything is going to be okay. Viv doesn't want to do that. Abe tells her she has to; we're running out of options here. Viv - Isn't that too damn bad for you. An enraged EJ gets in her face - I'm holding you personally responsible for anything that happens to Nicole. Hope tells Gus that his madame has something very important to say to him. Viv - What are you doing? Gus - Please don't be mad at me. I'm doing this for you. Viv - Why? Gus - I thought you of all people would understand. Viv - I do. I will; just explain it to me. Gus - You'll listen to me now? Viv - Of course. You have my attention. Gus - I was so very worried about you and then he showed up; took up your whole life. After the way he treated you, suddenly he wanted you all to himself. He cut me out but I was there first. (Nicole keeps her eyes locked on EJ who mouths reassurances). Viv - I know. You've been with me for a long time. Gus - You don't know what you mean to me, do you? Viv - I didn't realise your devotion was so intense. Gus - Because it's real. He may be your son but he's just using you. I'm not like him. Viv - I know and I care about you Gus. Gus - I love you too Madame. I always have. I worship you. Viv - I'm very fond of you. Gus - I felt so invisible ever since he showed up. Viv - I see you Gus. I do. She puts her hand to the glass - Come out of there Gus. We'll leave Salem. We'll be together forever.
Hospital: Maggie finds Melanie at the nurse's station. She came here for a follow-up and her neurologist has given her the all clear. Maggie asks how Melanie is doing; has she heard from Dario. He texted when he landed. She misses him, Maggie asks when she gets off work. Now. Maggie says good, we'll go and do something fun. Mel asks what she has planned. Shopping. A new pair of shoes makes everything better ... and a dress and matching purse too. Mel asks if she should drive. Maggie informs her that Victor is sending the car for them.
Brady Pub - Part 1: Jennifer arrives and repeatedly kisses Daniel as an apology for being late. She tells him she was late because she was preparing Sami for a job interview. She tells him all she did to do that. She's into exploring new things right now. Dan suggests going for a bike ride later. Jen is down with that - they kiss. Caroline comes over and joins them. Did she hear them talking about the dedication ceremony for the new town square. Jen - Yes. You know it was my Grandpa and Grandma's dream to renovate the town square. It's going to be amazing. I wish they were here to be a part of it. So does Caroline. Dan asks if she's going to be there. Caroline wouldn't miss it - it's special to everyone. Jen says they're so excited about Bo and Hope's party afterwards. Caroline - That is the talk of the town. If I had a dollar for every person that's asked me for inside information on the big surprises ... Jen - Wait a minute! You have no idea what's planned either? Caroline - Not a clue. Jen can't get anything out of Hope - she won't even give her a clue. She's tried everything even threatening Hope and she's a cop. Caroline admits she tried bribing Ciara with ice cream but got nothing! Bo won't even tell his own mother what they have planned. Dan guesses that's why it's called a secret. He wants to know just like the rest of them, who the mystery guests are - but they have to wait. Jen agrees everyone likes a good surprise. On the bright side, they don't have to wait much longer because the big day will be here soon enough
Jail Cell - Part 1: Quinn is sorry that Taylor got dragged into this. He swears he didn't attack anyone.I'm innocent. Taylor knows he didn't attack anyone. I know you're innocent. Quinn tells her she doesn't know what it means to him to hear her say that. He's sorry for dragging her down. You're in custody again because of me. Taylor - This is not your fault. The truth is going to come out and the charges will be dropped. They can't keep you if you're innocent. Quinn says they have evidence against him and he can't explain why that nightstick covered in Chloe Lane's blood was in his room. The only explanation Taylor can come up with is that he's being framed. Quinn - But who, why? Quinn doesn't think she should be here worrying about him. You need to focus on getting yourself out of here. Taylor tells him that's already taken care of. EJ DiMera is representing her and she's going to ask him if he'd represent Quinn as well. Quinn is taken aback that she went to her former lover. Taylor insists it's over between her and EJ. Her relationship was EJ was a mistake. We were both just trying to forget other people. Quinn asks who she was trying to forget. She tells him he knows it's him. Quinn couldn't forget her either. He thought this time around things would be different for them. He thought they could make a go of it - have a future together. He was thinking of getting out of this line of work and doing something respectable; being respectable. Taylor - You can be. Quinn figured with her brains and his money they could do anything; have a fresh start but now... he has to face the reality that he may not get out of here. He can't go to prison and ask her to give up her life waiting for him. Taylor tells him he can't think that way. Quinn - I have to be realistic. Taylor - That means I go to jail too. Quinn - No. You've got a terrific lawyer; a clean record, you'll walk. I'll make sure of it. Taylor insists they are both getting out of this. You didn't do anything wrong. You are innocent. Quinn wonders if he does get out of this, does she think he could actually change. The fantasy of starting over - do you think that could actually happen? Taylor thinks they should take this one step at a time. Quinn knows he has a lot to prove to her. He wants to show her that he can change for real - forever, for you. Taylor would like to believe that's possible. They hear the policeman responding to a Code 8. Taylor - That's a call for backup. What's going on? Officer Landry tells them there's a situation in the squad room.
Brady Pub - Part 2: Dan thinks Jen is pretty quiet so he asks her what she's thinking about. Jen thinks she is going to have to put her journalistic skills to work; she wants to figure out what these surprises are. You could work with me. Melanie and Maggie arrive laden with packages - retail therapy. Maggie says they were just hitting their stride when Melanie decided I needed to rest. Jen thanks Melanie for that. She asks Maggie how her doctor's appointment went. Great and she found a fantastic dress. It's a good day all around. Mel asks them what they are doing. Dan says they're going for a little bike ride after lunch. Mel thinks it so sweet and romantic. Dan asks her what's wrong. Mel didn't get a chance to tell them that Dario's transfer got moved up. He's gone - he left last night. Dan hugs her - are you okay. I will be. Dan suggests that Mel come for a bike ride with them. Mel - Ever since my last spinning class, the words 'bike' and 'fun' don't really go together. Maggie suggests going shopping until they drop. Jen wants to share something with Melanie. She dated this guy Frankie - he was the nicest, sweetest ... he went off to college and I was heartbroken. I wanted this long distance relationship thing to work ... Mel - But it didn't. Jen - There's a reason I'm telling you this. Number 1 - Frankie and I are still good friends to this day. Number 2 - Now that I've come out on the other side of it, I want to share with you what got me through it. My family and my friends and my grandma's cureall for a broken heart. Dan - What's that? Jen - Hope and I still carry on this tradition. It is a gigantic ice cream sundae. Maggie adds - Made to order and I can still remember how Jennifer Rose takes hers. Dan - Ah, endorphins. As a doctor I'm going to have to give Grandma Horton's cureall a ringing endorsement. Dan calls Caroline over and gives her an outlandish order for a gigantic sundae. We have a broken heart to mend here. All four of them are digging into the sundae as they banter and joke around. Maggie asks Mel if she's ready to hit a few more stores. She is. Dan asks how it worked - are you feeling better? Mel is but she doesn't think it was just the ice cream, it was you guys - thank you. Jen asks Melanie not to let Maggie overdo it. Maggie won't overdo it but she's not being dragged away until she finds a perfect pair of dancing shoes. Dan hands Melanie is his credit cazrd as she and Maggie are leaving. Jen thanks Caroline for the sundae. Dan uses the whipped cream on her lips excuse to kiss Jennifer. More banter follows about being old and in a home. Dan asks if she's ready for her bike ride. She is. Dan is going to rent the bikes. Jen will meet him there; she's going to check her messages. Just as Dan leaves Jen gets a call - Hello - just static - she keeps saying hello but there's no response. Caroline asks her if everything is alright.
Police station - Part 2: Viv - Come away with me Gus. Gus - It'll be just us? Viv - Yes, just us. We'll go away forever and our lives will be very good. (Viv talks slowly and her words are stilted). Gus squeezes Nicole's neck. While Gus's attention is on Vivian, Bo and Rafe head to the door of the interrogation room. Gus drags Nicole forward and puts out his hand against the glass to Vivian's. You really mean it? You're not just making promises you can't keep? Viv - Have I ever done that before? Gus - Yes. Viv - Cross my heart and hope to ... uh ... You have my word. She glances over just as Roman gives the signal to go in. Gus screams - NO! Liar! as Bo, Roman and Rafe burst into the room. EJ has an unconscious Nicole now cradled in his arms - calling out her name. Please open your eyes sweetheart.
Jail Cell - Part 2: Taylor - Nicole is up there - EJ. The cop opens Quinn's cell door as Quinn is saying his mum is up there too. Has anyone been hurt? The cop doesn't know. He pushes Taylor into the cell - just sit tight. He shuts the cell door - I'll be back.
Police station - Part 3: Rafe makes a call - We need paramedics. Nicole comes to - Oh my head. Hope places a cloth against Nicole's neck - you must have got knicked when you fell - the paramedics are on their way. She's going to be fine. EJ helps Nicole up and tells her to sit down. He places his jacket around her and asks if she's alright. Nicole - You know me. It takes more than a hostage crisis to get me rattled. She goes into his arms and cries. EJ sits across from Nicole. Nicole - I guess I owe you; you saved my life. EJ scoffs - I nodded at you a couple of times and picked you off the floor. Nicole thanks him. For a minute there I thought that whack job was going to kill me. EJ - You know I never would have let that happen. Nicole - You almost sound like you mean that.
In the squad room Roman places Augustine Pascal under arrest and gives him his rights. Abe asks Vivian if she's alright. She doesn't think so. Abe knows this must be quite a shock to her. Viv didn't realise he was so disturbed. Abe - Just realising someone we know is capable of commiting a crime as heinous as Gus did ... Viv - That's right. Gus did it and you've got my son in jail like an animal. I want him out now and you can put that monster in his place. Gus exclaims - Madame! Viv - I'm not your madame. Get him out of my sight. I don't want any more excuses. I want my son released now! Roman tells her that's happening as we speak. Abe - And Taylor? Roman - They both should be free any minute now. Hope comes in and says that EJ and Nicole are both waiting to give their statements in the interrogation room. Bo goes with her. Gus pleads with his Madame to help him. Viv coldly tells him she's not his madame. Help you? I hope you rot in hell. Gus - You're making a big mistake turning your back on me. Viv - I'm making a mistake! Gus - I'm the only one who's ever really cared about you. I've proven that time and time again. What about everything that I've done? Viv - What you've done? You attacked those women; you framed my son and I almost lost him forever because of you. Gus - You would have had me. Viv - You thought you could take his place in my heart? Gus - I thought you cared about me. Don't leave me again mother. Viv - Mother? I am not your mother. I have one son, Quinn. I never want to lay eyes on you again. You make me sick. Rafe starts leading Gus out just as Quinn and Taylor come into the squad room and Viv is saying - By the way, you're fired. Quinn calls Gus a S.O.B. I don't care what you did to me. I won't think about you again once I walk out of here but what you did to my mother and to those women you attacked, you'll never be free of that. I hope it haunts you until the day you turn to dust in that tiny cell. Gus scoffs - You're a drug dealer and a pimp. Rafe takes Gus out of the room. Quinn hugs Vivian.
EJ asks Nicole if she's sure she doesn't want to see a doctor. She tells him to stop pretending that he's worried about her. EJ says that guy almost killed her; he is worried about her. Nicole asks if he's jealous it wasn't him. It would have been your lucky day if he'd gone through with it. EJ - What! I'll admit you've always been a thorn in my side. Nicole - Yeah, since the day we met. You think knowing you has been a picnic for me? EJ is upset - We had a couple of good times every now and again. Nicole - Okay, that settles everything. I need a drink. EJ - I'm really glad that you're okay. Nicole stands up - she really needs to get out of this place. EJ will take her home. Nicole - You want to take me home? EJ - You live with Brady; I'll give you a lift back to his house. Nicole - Yeah. I live with Brady. Thanks for the offer but I think I need to be alone. I drove my car here. I think I'm capable of driving myself home. She hands him his jacket - thank you.
Roman is on the phone - Situation is under control; suspect is in lockup. Abe asks Taylor if she's okay. She is. Abe is sorry about the way things went down but he wishes she would have come to him or Lexie before things got out of hand. Taylor is just glad it's are over. Viv tells Quinn she's glad he's okay. Quinn never wants to see the inside of a jail cell again for as long as he lives. Viv - This is the beginning of a new life; I can feel it. Roman comes over and offers an official apology on behalf of the Salem PD. Viv scoffs at the apology. She thinks compensation would be a good idea. Roman tells Viv she shouldn't be making demands; her son is getting off very easy. Would you like me to list all the crimes I could charge him with? Quinn tells him that won't be necessary. Viv - Roman, you can't take him away from me again. Taylor asks what's going on. Roman says that was the DA on the phone. He wanted to talk about Quinn; he's ready to offer a deal. Quinn asks - What are the conditions? Roman - You're being charged with some fairly serious crimes; pimping, pandering, felony drug possession. The DA will wipe the slate clean providing you are out of town by the end of the day. Viv declares this is madness. She tells Quinn they can't run him out of town. They'll get him the best lawyer; they'll win. Roman tells Quinn he strongly advises him to take advantage of this offer. He leaves. Quinn doesn't know what to do. He tells Taylor he doesn't want to be separated from her again. Taylor - I don't want to lose you again either. They hug. Quinn - We talked about starting over. Maybe taking this offer is the best way to do that. Viv says he can't. If you leave, I'll be all alone. Just then Ivan walks in wearing tradional Indian garb (he has to two girls in sari's with him) Viv - OMG. I don't believe my eyes. Ivan - Believe them. I am here and you're not alone Madame. I've come for you.
Brady Pub - Part 3: Jen's's fine. It's just that her phone rang and no one was there. Caroline says maybe it was a bad connection or wrong number. Jen says she's probably right. I just hate when it happens though - it just gives you the strangest feeling.
Some distant location: A man wearing a turban speaks to someone else in the room - I've contacted the American Embassy. They're arranging a flight home for you. We see someone holding a cellphone.
Preview: Jen hugging Carly - I'm going to miss you so much. Carly - I'm going to miss you too. Dr. Norman to Carly - There's only one thing left to do. Are you ready to do it now? Carly to Melanie and Nicholas - I'm not ready to leave here today.
Thursday Sept 22
Salem Oaks Rehab Centre - Part 1: Melanie asks Nicholas if he has his passport with him. He does and he has mom's too. Melanie wishes she could go with them. Dan and Jen arrive in the common room with cupcakes and balloons. Mel asks if mom knows they're coming. Jen informs her that they decided to surprise her; she hopes it's a good surprise. Mel notices the cupcakes - they're for Carly's graduation. Nicholas adds - Assuming Dr. Norman still thinks mom is on track to be released. Mel - She will be. It's a really good thing that you came. Nicholas feels he should have come a long time ago; maybe she wouldn't be here. Dan - You're going to do right by her from now on. We're counting on you.
Dr. Norman knocks on Carly's door and comes in when invited. Carly is composing a letter to University Hospital but everything she writes seems so inadequate considering what she did like operating on patients when she was high. How do I ask forgiveness for this? Dr. N. cautions that forgiveness doesn't mean there still isn't a price to pay. Carly knows she should lose licence. She resigned from the hospital but there's all this gossip going around. If I actually acknowledge what I did then I'm sealing my fate. Dr. N. - And if you don't, you'll carry it with you every day. Your choice. She asks if she can read what Carly has written. When she does she remarks - That's it? Carly knows if she doesn't write this letter she's not ready to leave here today. Carly hands over the laptop with her completed letter. She says the hard part was admitting it to herself. Dr. N. asks if she's ready to mail it. Mel knocks on the door and opens it. Mel and Nicholas apologise for interrupting. Carly and the doctor both tell them it's fine. Carly hopes Nicholas brought their trip itinerary. Nicholas - We're going? Yes. Mel says that's great. Nicholas - But first we have a surprise for you.
Quinn's hotel room: Taylor comments that Quinn hasn't said a word since they left the police station. Quinn can't believe he treated Gus as some kind of joke. Taylor says the joke would have been on him if Gus had succeeded in framing him. Quinn knows he had a narrow escape. Taylor - With a history like yours, you're lucky you're not heading for the State Pen. Quinn - I seem to be at a crossroads. Do you really think I can change my life? Taylor - You have to if you want me in it. Quinn tells her that he used to tell himself he wished he'd never met her; she made his life so complicated. Now here they are and everything seems so simple. Taylor agrees. Quinn thinks they should take Roman's advice and leave Salem as soon as possible. Taylor agrees but there's some goodbyes I have to say before leaving.
Chez Rouge: Viv is at her table drinking when Ivan's two ladies show up. She makes some sarcastic comment. The girls sing a song for her obviously composed by Ivan. Vivian wonders if she's hallucinating but Ivan shows up and tells her it's true and this time he's not letting her slip through his fingers. Viv should have known he'd show up the day Gus lost his mind. You're my knight in shining ... harem pants. Ivan - Madame, when I rescued you the last time ... Viv chuckles - Oh yes, the hot air balloon. Ivan - You left me soon after. Viv says that's because Lawrence was ill. She hated leaving him but she sees he's landed on his feet. Ivan says he used his lottery winnings to start a movie studio in India. It's been very successful. These two (he nods to the women) are his latest discoveries but his heart has always been empty because he could not share his success with her. Viv says she can't even think. Ivan dismisses the two girls. Viv - I thank you for your offer but you have to understand you're coming to me on a day that's been particularly overwhelming. Gus, whose been my right arm, has gone pyschopathic and he's got this mother issue. Ivan hates when that happens. Viv - And then Quinn, my son, came back into my life and Gus couldn't stand it. Ivan - He went nuts. Viv - Yes he did. He tried to frame Quinn. He wanted me all to himself. Ivan - This I can understand except for the framing part. Viv - And then you coming and pledging me your heart ... frankly, it's just creeping me out. Ivan - That person Madame was a servant. I come to you as an equal; as a partner, Madame. Viv - Ivan, you've never talked to me like this. Ivan - My world has brought me great power Madame. With great power comes responsibilty. You are so great! It would be an honour to be responsible for you. Forget all these Victor's, Stefano's, Carly's, Kate's ... whoever. Come away with me. Viv can't remember when she's been at such a loss for words. Ivan - If you come with me Madame, you will never be bored and you will want for nothing. He claps his hands and the women return with two briefcases. One if full of jewels, the other of money. Viv looks at the money - Green is my favourite colour but ... Ivan - Please don't tell me that this is still not enough Madame. Viv - No, it's not Ivan. It's just not enough. Ivan signals for the briefcases to be taken away. Viv - Dear sweet Ivan, jewels and money just aren't enough although they ain't bad. How did you do it? Ivan - I had so many wild dreams Madame, I wrote them down and put them on the big screen. Viv - I'm so proud of you but I just need love - I just needed it for so long. Ivan - You have come to the right place Madame. My heart is full of love for you and it will always be.
Hospital - Part 1: Kinsey is so glad Chlole is okay. Chloe says she might not have been if Kinsey hadn't called Brady. Kinsey comments that for an ex-husband he sure is loyal. Chloe just wishes he hadn't found out what she was doing. Kinsey is sorry. Chloe says no, thank God you went to him. It's just that... Kinsey jumps in - Brady knew you didn't want to turn tricks. That's why he lied to the cops. Abe comes in - Who lied to the cops? Chloe tells him they were talking about how Gus lied to the police and how the wrong man was almost charged. Abe is sorry - he guesses his nerves got the better of him. He's so glad Chloe is better and that she ID'd Gus. Besides what Gus did to her and the other girls, he's been aiding and abetting Vivian Alamain for far too long; which is actually why he came by. Chloe doesn't understand. Abe informs her that there was a reward offered for information leading to the arrest of the attacker. Since we got the information from you, you get the reward. Kinsey says that's awesome. Abe asks Chloe if she isn't going to open the envelope. Chloe tells him it feels weird to get a reward. It's not like she hunted him down or anything. Abe - You stopped him no matter how you did it. Kinsey tells her to just open the envelope. Chloe sees the cheque is from Titan Industries. Abe tells her they offered the reward. Chloe - This is a lot of money. Abe - Because of you, the police were able to take a deranged felon off the streets. If there's anything the city can ever do for you, let me know. Chloe thanks him. Abe leaves. Kinsey asks if she can see the cheque. Whoa! You know what this means? This money can help you get Parker back.
Kiriakis mansion - Part 1: Brady comes home and finds Nicole and all her luggage in the foyer. You're really leaving? Yeah. Brady wishes there was some reason he could come up with to make her stay. So does Nicole. She doesn't want him to feel guilty. There's something about almost being killed that makes you see things clearly. Brady doesn't know what she's talking about so she fills him in on Gus holding her hostage. Brady asks why she didn't call him about this. Nicole - I'm fine, besides EJ was there. Brady gets it now. Us breaking up isn't a big deal for you. It wasn't because your life flashed before your eyes or anything. It was EJ AGAIN! Nicole insists EJ has nothing to do with this. This is about me and what I need. Brady asks if she's sure EJ isn't the reason she's moving out. Nicole tells him she almost lost her life today which made her realise that she take's that life for granted. We used to be the best friends in the world. You were the only man I could be myself with. Brady - We took each other at face value, didn't we? Nicole - We were good for each other then, but now ... Brady - Now, we drink vodka and have sex. Nicole jokes - Wish the sex hadn't been so good - it really ruined a beautiful relationship. I went off the rails when I lost my baby. I forgot who I was. Brady - You really think we were some kind of mistake? You really think we were just a reaction to you losing your baby and me losing Arianna? Nicole shrugs - Maybe. Brady - I actually thought we had a chance. Nicole - If we did Brady, that time is over. A lot has happened. I'm not going to be with a man because it's comfortable although I enjoyed driving Victor crazy on a daily basis. That's not enough for me and it's not enough for you. Brady asks her what she's going to do. Are you just going to hightail it to the DiMera house? Nicole - No. I'm going to stop living through other people and start counting on myself. Brady offers to drive her wherever she thinks she's going. Nicole doesn't think that's a good idea. You understand, right. Brady - Yeah, I guess I do. Nicole - It doesn't mean that I don't still love you because I do and a part of me always will. But you're the one who said we weren't good for each other and you're right. Brady reminds her she never agreed with him on that. I love you too, you know that. Nicole - I guess since Chloe ID'd Gus, she's awake now. Brady says yes. He just came from seeing her and she's very, very ashamed that we know what she was doing. Nicole - I'm ashamed that she was so desperate ... that she felt she couldn't come to either one of us. She was my best friend. Is she going to be okay? Brady - Yeah, she'll be alright. I better get back to her. Nicole - So this is it? This is it. They hug. Brady tells her not to be a stranger. He leaves. Nicole - Goodbye Brady. She hears the door open - I really don't think there's anything left to say. Taylor - I do.
Salem Oaks Rehab Centre - Part 2: Carly is surprised and happy to see Daniel and Jennifer in the common room. She can't believe they came to see her off. Carly has been thinking a lot about everything she screwed up but also what she's thankful for. Not only am I clean and sober, I have the family I've always wanted and that family includes the two of you. I will never forget what you did for me. Dan and Jen hug her. Carly tells them she and Nicholas are going to Europe. Mel is going to join them when she gets some time off. Dan, Mel and Nicholas head for the cupcakes. Jen comments to Carly that it's incredible how well Mel and Nicholas get along. Carly - They're acting like brother and sister. It's beautiful. Carly doesn't know how to thank Jennifer. She doesn't know where she'd be or if she'd be alive. Jen thanks her for letting her in. Carly is so happy for her and Daniel - she means that. Jen really thought that when Jack left, that was it; she'd never find happiness with another man - she really believed that. But I am, I'm so happy. She wants that for Carly and she's sure Carly is going to meet that man and he's going to be the luckiest man in the world. Carly doesn't know where she's going to land in that department or any department. She knows she has her kids and that's what she wants to focus on now. Jen wants her to have the time of her life on this trip. They hug. Carly is going to miss her so much. Jen is going to miss her too - every day. Mel tells Carly she thinks she can meet up with them in Portugal. Carly is happy. Dan asks Mel if he can have a minute with her mom. Dan was just checking up with Dr. Norman and she is very happy with Carly's progress. Carly says she's amazing. She's kept me honest; made me face things but it was you, Jennifer and Melanie standing beside me and Nicholas coming back - that's why I'm sober. Dan tells her they're just puppets in her get well play - she did all the work. They hug. Carly has to tell him what she told Jennifer. You two are perfect for each other. Please don't let anything or anyone come between you. Dan promises he won't. Jen gets another call - all static - who is this?
Kiriakis mansion - Part 2: Nicole is so glad she's out of jail. Taylor asks Nicole if she's okay. She heard what Gus did to her; she was so worried about her. Nicole thanks her for coming by but she's fine. Taylor - Nic, I wanted to say to you ... Look, I know things have been a real mess since I came back to Salem and most of it's been on me. So I wanted to say thanks for coming down to the police station; reaching out. It means a lot that I'm still you're sister. Nicole - The only one I'll ever have. Taylor sees her luggage - You going someplace? Nicole - Yeah, I'm getting out of this place and I'm going to start living again. Taylor - You too? Nicole - What does that mean? Taylor - Another reason I came by is because I'm moving on too. I am finally leaving Salem. Nicole asks her where she's going to go. Taylor doesn't know yet but wherever she does go, it's going to be with Quinn. Nicole is taken aback. It's a good thing he didn't turn out to be the attacker but he's still a pimp. Taylor - Was, never ever going to be again. Nicole - Vivian Alamain is always going to be his mother. Taylor - I can handle her. Nicole - That's what everyone says but it's so not true. If she ever offers you a sarcophagus as a gift you better call me. Taylor - If you're so worried about me, why don't you come with us? Nicole laughs - Quinn would love that - two sisters. No, I'm staying in Salem. I'm making a fresh start and I want to do it here. Taylor gets that. Nicole isn't sure she does. I have two friends in this town and I'm moving out on one of them. Taylor feels she'll figure it out. Nicole hopes she knows what she's doing with Quinn. Taylor - I don't know why but I always knew, deep down inside he's a really good man. Probably why I never got over him. Nicole - If he makes you happy, I hope it works out. Taylor hopes Nicole finds someone too - someone who is right for her. Nicole isn't counting on that anytime soon but at least I still have my sister. They hug.
Hospital - Part 2: Brady comes in and asks Chloe how she is. Better now. Abe was here. Brady asks if he gave her the cheque. Chloe - That you authorized. Brady tells her he did this a long time before this happened to her. I have an issue with guys beating up on women; I don't like it. Chloe asks if he's sure this isn't his way of giving her a handout. Brady - Why would I do that? Chloe doesn't know but she's not sure she can accept this. Brady tells her if she's uncomfortable with it then pay him back when she gets on her feet. Chloe - This much money? I don't think I'll ever be able to do that. Besides, it's not like I'm going back to some great job. Brady - Remeber when I said I had this idea. Well it's kind of more than an idea at this point. I've set something in motion for you. Chloe asks him what he's put in motion. Brady knows and does business with this guy in Chicago. He owns several clubs. Chloe - That's where Philip and Parker are! Brady - I sent him a demo of your singing and he loves your sound. Chloe - So you got me a job? Brady - I got you an audition for a good job. If you want to be with Parker you're going to have to knock it out of the park and I want to know if you're up for it. Absolutely! Brady tells her there a lot of agents and music types that come through these clubs all the time. It's going to be really good for you. She asks if Philip knows that he did this. No, he was going to leave that part up to her. Chloe can't believe he did this for her. She doesn't know how to thank him. Brad - I do. I want you to be happy and I want you to take care of yourself. That's all I've ever wanted for you. You're going to be okay. Chloe - Do you know how long I've waited to hear someone say that and actually believe it. This is the best news! Because of you, I actually have a chance to help raise my son.
Brady Pub: Taylor hugs Abe. She got his message, what's up? He wanted to talk to her alone before she went by the house to say goodbye to Lexie and Theo. She guesses it's about her and Quinn. She is so sorry - she knows he stuck his neck out to get her that job at the police station. Abe tells her it's not about that. I love you like a daughter. And I don't want a daughter of mine getting involved with the likes of Quinn Hudson. Taylor tells him she'll be fine. Abe - The guy is a pimp. Taylor - Not anymore; that's one of my conditions. Abe - So you can just forgive him. Taylor - Let's say I understand him. She assures him she's not fooling herself this time. At least he's better than EJ, right? Abe - That's not saying a lot and I'm not sure he's any better. Taylor - I love him and he says he's going to change and I believe him. Abe - A lot of guys say things like that. Quinn walks up - I'm not a lot of guys. What I said to Taylor is the truth. You'll see. Abe looks up when the door opens - Just when I thought things couldn't get any weirder ... Ivan. (It's Ivan and his two ladies). Ivan - Yes, Abe, I'm here and I'm here to unveil my latest discovery; a creature who will set Bollywood on fire. A new queen of mine. She's the star of my next box office hit - a musical entitled Madame With the Dragon Tattoo. Vivian walks in. Quinn - Mother. Can I have a moment with you? Reinventing yourself again, are you? Viv - It seemed like a good idea. Ivan is a good man, just like you. Quinn - There's no one quite like you. Viv - You and I have been turning our backs on love for a long time. I'm glad that time is over. Quinn isn't one to give advice but don't you think it's a bit soon to be running off with a new man. Just yesterday you thought Gus was slightly eccentric and loyal. How do you know this one isn't just after your money. Ivan - I have money of my own young man and that little studio, a private jet and a yacht which I called The Madame. Viv is so moved. Quinn - If you're so bloody rich, you won't mind producing a financial statement. Viv tells Quinn that she and Ivan go back a long way. He treats me like a queen so I'm leaving Salem the way I came in, with great style. Quinn apologises to Ivan. Ivan - That's alright. You were just protecting your mother and that's commendable. Viv - If you and Taylor need a ride, his jet is ready and there's plenty of room. Quinn looks at Taylor who responds - Why not? Abe asks her if she knows what she's getting herself into. Not really, but it sounds like fun. Abe - You're trying to save the soul of a pimp; one whose mother is the devil herself. And you think you're going to win? Taylor - I don't know but I know I have to try. Bye. She gives him a kiss and leaves with Quinn. Viv goes to him - Mayor Carver, would you please give a message to my friends and enemies in Salem. Just tell them that even though I'm leaving, they'll never be forgotten, particularly Carly. Thanks.
Salem Oaks Rehab Centre - Part 3: Nicholas hopes Carly is packed as it's almost time to leave for the airport. Carly is ready to get out of here. A nurse brings a florist's box for Carly. Carly wonders who sent them. She opens the box to find black roses. That answers the question. You're Aunt Viv, she still has that sense of humour. Nicholas can't believe it. They're going to stop by the Salem Inn on the way to the airport; he's going to let her have it. Carly says no. She can't hurt me anymore. Nicholas offers to dump the flowers. Dr. Norman asks her if she's ready. Carly thinks she is. Dr. N. tells her to look around - These people love you. You've asked for their forgiveness and they've given it to you. There's only one thing left to do. Are you ready to do it now? Carly - You mean forgive myself? She looks over at everyone - I think I am. She hands her letter of apology to the doctor asking her to mail it for her. Dr. N. will - Enjoy your life. Jen gets another call - just static again.
Foreign airport: Someone puts their cell phone away as an announcement plays that the flight to Chicago is ready for boarding. He picks up his bag and heads towards the gate.
Preview: Bo to Hope - The adventures are not over. Maggie (with Hope at her side) to Jen and Bo - I just can't wait for the party. The new square all decorated, full of people. Jack looking at the newspaper - I know where I'm going to be able to find you tomorrow.
Friday Sept 23
Jen's house - Part 1: Bo and Hope come into the living room. Hope figures out that Bo and Jen planned this together. They did. Bo tells her to go ahead and open the box; you're going to love it. She looks inside and tears up. OMG! She gives him a hug. Hope pulls out a framed picture of Tom and Alice. Hope asks where they found all this stuff. He and Jen went through a bunch of dusty boxes. They wanted to find stuff that represented what they are to us; what they mean to us. We could set up a table at the party and share this with everyone. Hope thinks she's going to start to cry. Bo tells her to sit down. He brings a box of tissue because she'll need them. Hope thanks him for this. Bo didn't want her to go through this stuff surrounded by people. Hope does want to share it all but she likes that they're going through it alone. Bo says that when he started looking at it, he thought about the person he was before he met them. Hope kisses him. I always loved how much you loved them. Thank you and thank you for this. Hope thinks it was really nice of Nathan to let them use Grandpa's medical bag for the party. Bo says Nathan is sorry he couldn't make it. So is Hope but you know who would have understood - Gran! When I think of how many dinners and parties Grandpa missed because he was at the hospital ... Come to think of it, he never missed one of my skating competitions. He always seemed to be there for the really important things or come to think of it, bring his skinny little granddaughter hot chocolate at 7 in the morning after she finished skating practice. Hot chocolate and one of Gran's donuts - Hmm .. nothing like it! Bo - They were a great team. Hope agrees. They built this family together; they built that hospital together. Bo - And through it all they never took themselves too seriously. Hope laughs - You have to love a woman who could make donuts and be an amazing Groucho. Cue flashblack as Alice as Groucho in a skit with Doug and Maggie. Hope - Gran always had something up her sleeve, especially when it came to Grandpa. Bo - And vice versa. Remember when he was that secret poet, Norm de Plume. Hope - Oh gosh, she didn't like him keeping that secret from her. She finally went to one of his readings and he read a poem about her. It was so beautiful all was forgiven. I really wish I had a copy of that poem. Bo digs in the box and pulls out a skinny book. Hope - You have it! Bo - Of course - he opens it to the poem and hands it to Hope. She says they didn't always agree on everything. Bo shrugs - They were married. You can't, you don't. Hope - They always thought it was important to support each other no matter what. Bo - Always. Hope - All they wanted to do was give each other the world. That's what true love is really all about. They loved each other so much ... as much as I love you. They kiss and hug.
DiMera mansion - Part 1: EJ returns in his sweats and tee with a towel over his shoulder complaining to Stefano - I despise running. Maybe I can pay someone to do it for me. Stefano tells him that an early morning run through the streets of Salem makes him seem accessible; like he's a regular guy. EJ continues complaining. You know what else I despise; those cheery good mornings. You shouldn't have to speak let alone smile before having your morning coffee. Stefano chuckles - If you want to change your image, you have to make a few sacrifices. EJ continues - You can't run 6 bloody feet without hearing about that party Bo and Hope are throwing. Stefano thinks that is great; think of the irony. EJ asks how a party to celebrate the town square could possibly be ironic; the whole thing is so wholesome as to be absolutely nauseating. Stefano explains that it's ironic because Bo and Hope both despise him and they are throwing the party where he is going to make his big statement. Salem will never be the same again. EJ asks Stefano what he's working on now. Stefano is rethinking the Sicilian wing gambit. EJ is sceptical that he woke up this morning rethinking the Sicilian wing gambit. Stefano - No. I woke up this morning thinking about you and your plans for the future which are very Sicilian; strong, audacious and a real surprise in the timing. EJ learned from the best. Stefano tells him that his ambition and potential never seemed to be on the same level together. EJ assures him his focus is quite single-minded. Stefano - So you say but how I am to know that you won't be distracted by the next skinny little Nicole that comes by. EJ - You always taught me, treat everyone with respect and they will rise to the challenge. Try living by those words Father. Stefano also taught him that you have to earn respect. EJ fully intends on earning it. You always taught me to stay 2 to 4 moves ahead of your opponent. Stefano - This next venture of yours; you're going to have a lot of opponents. EJ claims it's nothing he can't handle. Life is full of enemies. Stefano - It's not the enemies that I'm worried about with you. You are going to alienate a lot of people Elvis and some of these people are people you really care for. Are you up for that? EJ is aware that there is going to be some initial unpleasantness. Stefano - That's an understatement. EJ thinks everything will work out in the long run. Stefano - We'll see. EJ maintains the risk is worth it. Remember I'm doing this for Johnny and Sydney. Stefano brings up the familiar rant of how EJ gave custody to Samantha without discussing it with him or thinking about how it would make him feel. EJ - They're my children. Stefano is very proud of the DiMera name. EJ - As am I but when Johnny comes back from school and he tells me that the children are afraid of vampires, werewolves and DiMera's, it's clear something needs to be done. Stefano - And now you're doing it. EJ - I am. Stefano - What if this does not turn out the way you want it to, what then? EJ - You're just going to have to trust me. Stefano laughs - Oh Elvis, after everything you have said and done? EJ replies - After all that you have said and done, I need to trust that you are going to let me handle this. Not get in my way, go over my head or behind my back. Not for my sake but for the family, for Sydney, for Johnny, for all of us.
Jack's hotel room - Part 1: The bellhop asks if there's anything else he can do for him. No, I'm good - he hands the guy a tip. (We don't see his face but his voice is very recognisable). The bellhop asks if he's been to Salem before. Yeah, I used to live here. The bellhop asks how long he'll be staying. This time, I'm staying for good.
Brady Pub - Part 1: Jen and Maggie sit on a bench outside the pub - they've just completed their walk. They start talking about the party. Jen tells Maggie she's the dancer in the family so she has to be out there cutting up a rug when the music starts. Maggie asks if she knows what kind of music they're having. No. Do you know what kind of food? Jen will tell her everything she knows about the party. Silence. That's how much she knows. Maggie comments that Hope is really playing it close to the vest. Jen says Hope is driving her crazy. She'll slip and say there are these little surprises in store and then she shuts up like a clam. Maggie suggests going back to Jen's place to have some tea. Jen asks if she would mind waiting a few more minutes because she and Bo have a little surprise for Hope and if I'm correct, it's going down right now.
Jen's house - Part 2: Hope pulls out a huge blue ribbon and wonders how many of these Gran won for her donuts. Bo tells her they found several boxes full of these ribbons and trophies. I'm trying to convince Jen to make donuts for the party. Hope - That would be great. Bo - Remember when Mrs. H. put just enough poison in the batter, made Roman sick enough he had to be transferred from the jail to the hospital. Hope - Where he could escape. Bo - She was so sweet; looked so sweet but she was a master at busting people out of jail. Cue flashback of Alice coming to Bo's rescue when he was locked up. Bo - That woman was fearless. Hope - That she was. I miss her every single day. Bo - Me too. Lucky for me you inherited that fearlessness. You had to be really fearless to take on a tough guy like me. Hope laughs. There was nothing to be scared of. You were putty in my hands. Bo - Yeah, that's why you kept pushing me away. Hope - Come on, Brady. That was just to throw you off so you wouldn't see how crazy I was about you. Although come to think of it, you might have had a hint when I climbed on the back of your motorcycle. Bo - That did surprise me a bit. That was quite a risk you took. Hope - And I've never regretted it, not for a second. I have never, ever looked back. Bo - So sweet, so pretty and always up for an adventure. Cue flashback of Bo after he kidnapped Hope from her wedding to Larry Welch. Hope kisses him and teases - If I had known how incredibly boring our life was going to be ... Bo - Another dull suburban couple chasing down Orpheus in the streets of Stockholm. Hope - And that plane crash where we almost died. Bo - Playing Swiss Family Robinson on a deserted tropical island, rather dull. You know what, they might have been pretty exciting but what's even better is a night at home alone with you and Ciara. Hope - You're just saying that 'cause it's true. Bo - Yeah, it is. I've got this feeling Fancy Face that the adventures are not over; that they're only just beginning.
Brady Pub - Part 2: Jack picks up the newspaper from the bench outside the pub - headline: Huge Party To Celebrate New Town Square - there's a picture of Tom and Alice in the article. He takes the paper with him when he walks away.
Jen's house - Part 3: Bo and Hope return from the kitchen with cups of coffee. Hope wonders how old he thinks Ciara has to be before they start sharing some of these stories with her. Bo - That would depend on the story. Hope - How about when we were in New Orleans and Gran stole the bus to help us get away from Larry Welch's guys. Bo thinks they could do that as long as they're not glamorizing stealing buses. But telling her how her Great Grandmother would do just about anything to save the people she loved ... Hope holds up their wedding picture. Hope - Our wedding in England; that was one spectacular day. I remember Gran giving me a pair of mother's diamond earrings right before the ceremony. They and Gran made me feel like she was with us that day. Bo - Yeah, Mrs. H. was always there for us; especially when things got rough. When ... Hope - When you thought I had died? Bo - Yeah. I don't like to think about that time but she was there. She got me through it. Hope - She loved you so much Brady. Bo - Yeah, she did. He chuckles - Never understood why ... Hope - I think she saw you as a kindred spirit. She didn't look like it, but she was a rebel through and through. No one told her what to do or what to say. You know what she always said to me? Hope, dear, always be honest with that boy and if I follow my heart, love wins in the end. Bo - Yeah, she was right. She was always right and our number 1 fan. Cue flashback of Bo and Alice talking before Bo and Hope's 2nd (?) wedding or possibly before Bo and Hope leave to sail around the world. Bo tells Hope he intends to keep the promise he made to Alice that day. They kiss.
Jen and Maggie arrive. Hope thanks Jen for doing this. Maggie tells Hope that Jennifer told her that they're going to display all this at the party. Jen says they wanted people to see Doc. H and Grandma as people, not just benefactors who put all this money into the town square. Maggie just can't wait for the party. The new square all decorated for the party and full of people. It was so sad seeing it all go downhill; the little businesses going under, the gardens going to weeds and isn't it just perfect that it's your grandparents bringing it back to life. They felt this was the heart of Salem. Bo - And it will be again. They all agree. Maggie can see them sitting on that bench, having their lunch, holding hands like teenagers. Jen says the Town Square was Gran's favourite place in Salem. Maggie - It used to be wonderful. It's where everyone came together. Old guys playing chess with the kids; the family picnics, the bands and the bandstand and the ice cream parlour ... Jen - It's going to be like that again. This renovation and party - it's a rebirth of Salem. Bo - Not only that, it's going to be one heck of party. Jen - So we heard. How do you plan on starting this party? Hope - Nice try Jen. Don't be looking at my husband - he's not telling you anything. Bo wants Hope to let him tell them just one secret. Hope doesn't want him to but Bo goes ahead. He points at Jen - You're bringing the donuts. Everyone laughs. Hope says - Ciara is going to help you.
Bo passes around tissue to the three ladies who are all looking at different things - Some pretty amazing stuff in there, huh? Maggie - This note from one of the kids they took in ... Hope - They changed so many people's lives. Maggie - The Horton Centre was so special. They gave so much. They gave and gave and then opened up their house welcoming kids that didn't have a roof over their heads; shared their home with them ... wow! That's giving. Jen wants to read a letter: Dear Dr. H. Thanks for reading the Christmas Story to us. I get to go home tomorrow. Maggie - That will always mean Christmas to me. Seeing Tom reading to all those kids and getting them to laugh and smile. Hope - The look on Gran's face while she watched as she read. Bo chuckles as all three of them wipe away tears. Good thing we're going through this early. You guys would be sobbing through the whole party. Hope - We may look like we're crying but these are happy tears, certainly not sad. Sharing their lives, this party, reopening the Town Square, it makes their lives live on forever; their dreams and their hopes.
DiMera mansion - Part 2: EJ comes down wearing suit pants, his standard pink shirt and carrying his suit jacket. Stefano wants to know what that little dance with Nicole was all about. Nothing. He was just having a little bit of fun with her. Stefano thinks you can't use Nicole and fun in the same sentence without something negative being in there. You keep telling me you're getting your life back on track. I want to believe you but when you do something like this I don't know if I can trust the fact that your common sense is back in order. Don't misunderstand. I love the bombshell you are going to drop at the Brady party. I think the plan is working out fine but I do have some very deep concerns. EJ - I know what I'm doing. Stefano - But if you screw it up ... and you refuse to discuss it with me and you hurt the name I have worked so hard for, then there is only one thing I can say to you. Woah unto you Elvis. EJ takes Stefano's hand - Times have changed. The world moves at lightning speed. Nobody has to time to sit and ponder a move for hours. The old ways, your ways, were very effective once upon a time but this is my time. I am your heir apparent but I'm not you and I will no longer allow you to stand in my way. Stefano - Your life is my life, my family, my future. Can your thick skull understand that? EJ - I need to make my own future and if you don't understand that, then we don't have anything left to discuss. The time has come. You either stand beside me or you stand aside. Stefano is passing EJ a chess piece - it's yours. EJ - I didn't win. Stefano - Take it. You've won enough. You stood up for what you believe in; you even stood up to me. God speed my son and God help whoever stands in your way.
Jack's hotel room - Part 2: Jack returns to his room and places a call. I was wondering if you can tell me a little more about that shindig they're having in the Town Square tomorrow.
Jen's house - Part 4: Jen comes in with a tea tray just as Doug and Julie arrive. Hugs and kisses all around. Doug says they wouldn't miss this big party. Julie wonders if Hope has been driving them crazy too with all this talk of surprises. Doug - Yes, and she said something about very special surprises. Does that mean anything to you? Maggie - Not a clue. Hope should work for the CIA - she hasn't let a leak out at all. Julie notices all the stuff out on the coffee table and asks what it is. Hope tells her Bo and Jen pulled out this stuff of Grandma's and Grandpa's and they're going to display it at the party. Jen - And we're going to display the scrapbook I made for Gran last year when ... Everyone reflects. Doug - It's hard to believe it's over a year already since Alice left us. All he could think about at her funeral is what she said at Addie's funeral when she passed away. Cue flashback of Alice and Tom talking and Alice telling Tom death is a transition, life never ends. Doug - And she was right. They live on in our hearts and in our memories. They're all sitting around now in the living room. Maggie - Alice always treated me more like a daughter than a daughter-in-law. She taught me so many things about facing life and living it to the fullest and facing it just straight on. She had enough strength for the two of us. Cue flashblack of Alice and Maggie talking when Maggie first started experiencing symptoms of myasthenia gravas. Maggie doesn't know if she can handle what's ahead but Alice has faith she can. Maggie - She was right of course. Jen - I'm so grateful that Abigail and I get to live here. I feel so close to Gram and Grandpa being here. Julie thinks it's wonderful that there are still Horton's living in the family home. May that always be true. Julie holds up Tom and Alice's 50th anniversary/wedding picture. Weren't they a gorgeous couple? One thing about Grandma and Grandpa, they understood the meaning of romance. Cue flashback of Tom and Alice wining, dining and dancing and their wedding renewal. Hope - I don't think there will ever be a romance like theirs again, not in our lifetime. Maggie - I don't know. You and Bo come pretty close in my book. Cue flashback of some romantic Bo and Hope moments. Bo - yeah, we aren't too shabby, are we? They're all laughing now over an old story that Doug has told. Julie asks Hope if she'll at least tell them a little crumb about the party. If you're not going to tell us who's invited, what's going to happen at the party, can you tell us something? Hope - I'll tell you one thing. It's going to be a night to remember.
Jack's hotel room - Part 3: Jack looks at Jen's picture - Well, Miss Horton. Looks like I know where I'm going to find you tomorrow.
Jen's house - Part 5: Doug, Julie, Jen and Maggie leave to go out for dinner. Bo asks Hope if something is wrong. No. Gran and Grandpa left so many wonderful memories but I feel like there's more. Bo - Like what? Hope - I don't know. It's like I can hear Gran whispering in my ear - There's more Hope. It's here, it's close. I don't know what it could be. Bo - If she's trying to tell you something, show you something, it will be soon. Mrs. H. will see to that. As they leave a packet of letters tied in white ribbon falls to the floor.
Preview: Hope (with Bo) to Jen, Dan, Doug & Julie - I have contacted some people and some of them are going to be there today. Jen - Who? Sami exclaiming - It's Carrie and Austin. Hope proclaiming - They're here as the camera pans to John, in a wheelchair, and Marlena at his side.
Monday Sept 26
Jen's house / Jack's hotel room: Hope says it's a perfect day for a party. She thanks Gran for the weather co-operating. Bo - Who else but Mrs. H. could make sure the sun is shining when we need the sun to be shining. Jen answers the door; it's Daniel with Doug and Julie right behind him. Bo asks if everyone is ready to party. Jen - I'm ready to find out what you have up your sleeve. Jen has been investigating. She's talked to Abe, to city hall, about this whole restoration of the town square and they couldn't tell me anything either. Hope tells Bo they've worn her down. I'm going to tell them one thing. I have contacted some people that have loved Gran and Grandpa over the years and some of them are going to be there today. Jen - Like who? Hope isn't going to tell her anymore. Jen can't believe that. Dan thought she loved surprises. Jen - I do. I love surprises. Cut to Jack in his room dressed in a suit. He looks down at the newspaper article about the celebration and then at a picture of Jennifer and Abigail. Jen just wants one little hint. She looks at Doug and Julie - Don't you think that's fair. She can tell by their expressions that they know something. Bo - Yes, they have helped us arrange a few things but they have been sworn to secrecy. Dan tells Jen they have to face it - they're the only one's in the dark here. Hope tells him that's not true; you'll see. Bo - We better get going. The fun's about to start. Jen suggests that Doug and Julie ride with them. Hope says no. They all leave nattering away in excitement. The camera pans to the packet of envelopes on the floor.
Kiriakis mansion: Will, Gabi, Sonny, Justin, Adrienne, Chad, Abigail and Melanie are congregrated in the living room. Will can't remember there ever being a party at the town square. Victor joins in as Adrienne is saying 'There hasn't been one since I can remember which means ancient times.' Victor tells them the cars are here; they can leave anytime. Gabi exclaims that she's never ridden in a limo in her whole life. She asks mopey Melanie - Have you? Gabi guesses she's thinking about Dario. I miss him too. Abby tells Melanie she's going to have fun today. Maggie comes in. Victor tells her she takes his breath away. Are you sure you're up for this shindig? We can give them the limos and stay right here. Maggie - No way? I can't remember the last time I went to a big blowout of a party. Are y'all ready to roll? They are.
Hospital - Part 1: Brady comes to see Chloe. She tells him he looks great. Brady - There's a party for the new town square so I got dressed up. More importantly, are you ready for your audition. She is. She thanks him for setting it up. Nicole comes in and tells Chloe she looks really great. Chloe thanks her for everything. Nicole heard Brady set up an audition for her. He did, now the rest is up to me. Nicole - You're going to rock it! Chloe - If I do, it's going to be a really long engagement so I'm going to have to move to Chicago. You better come and visit. Nicole says she will. Chloe tells them to go to the party and have fun. You look way too good to be hanging out at the hospital. Brady asks Nicole if she needs a lift. No. Brady - Are we good? Yeah we are. They say their goodbyes to Chloe and leave.
Rafe & Sami's home: Rafe calls out for Sami - We're going to be late. Sami will be ready shortly. She asks about the kids. Rafe has already dropped them off at the pre-party. They were excited to see the other kids and the bouncy house. Sami finally comes out. WOW! She likes getting dressed up. Rafe likes undressing her. Sami reminds him they're going to be late but Rafe kisses her and starts doing what he likes ... LOL! Naked Sami is lying on top of naked Rafe on the couch. She sees his wristwatch. OMG. We're officially late. She starts to get up but he asks her where she's going. She has to get ready again. Rafe - What are we going to be, later? Sami asks him what he has in mind. They kiss. Sami - When you're right, you're right.
DiMera mansion: EJ is going through the mail when Kate comes into the living room. She asks if their invitations arrived. Kate can't wait to find out what surprises Bo and Hope have in store for their guests. EJ - I'm a little giddy with anticipation. This is going to be a memorable night for the good people of Salem; not for the reason Bo and Hope think. Kate hopes he isn't going alone because that would not make a good impression. The doorbell rings. EJ says his date is here now. Kate hears a woman's voice saying 'I'm here to see EJ DiMera.' Kate knows that voice. When the woman comes in she exclaims: 'Oh EJ, you have outdone yourself.' EJ rushes over - Patti, darling, welcome to Salem.' She thanks him for inviting her. EJ beams - My pleasure.
Horton Town Square - Part 1: The party is officially underway. Hope is dancing with her father. People are milling around. Justin and Adrienne start dancing. Maggie sits with Victor on a bench. This is just what Salem needed. A beautiful town centre where people can meet and hang out on a gorgeous day like today. Isn't it great that Bo and Hope organized this whole event together! Bo goes up to the microphone and tells everyone to gather round. It's time to get going here. We've got a few words to say. Hope - First we want to thank all of you for celebrating this great day with us. I can remember our grandparents telling us the most amazing stories about Salem when there were band concerts and ice cream socials on Friday nights during the summer. And big bonfires in the fall after every homecoming game. We loved hearing those stories. Bo - Doc and Mrs. H. always talked about how the town square had kids running around, lovers strolling holding hands. Memorial Day the names of the fallen were read; 4th of July we heard the Declaration of Independence and Christmas, Santa set up shop so he could hear all the secret wishes of the kids. Hope - But the square had got rundown and there wasn't a lot of city money to rebuild so of course our Gran came up with one of her brilliant ideas. My grandparents, our grandparents, wanted to give back to the city that had given them so much so this begins a new day in Salem. I know that our grandparents would be so incredibly happy to see all of you here today and I hope this will be a place that you'll all so enjoy for many years to come. So without further ado I have the honour of unveiling the new centerpiece of Salem, the Horton Town Square. Everyone claps as the curtain is brought down and they all disperse to walk around and take everything in.
EJ and his date get out of a limo. Patti says 'It's lovely. A little bit of Americana but modern at the same time.' EJ - They actually did something right. No wonder Kate is thinking of relocating Countess Wilhemina's offices here. As they stroll onto the square, they are greeted by Bo and Roman. Bo - Hi, Junior. Surprised to see you here today. Roman - Yeah, especially since you weren't on the guest list. Bo - No, he's not. It makes me think you're up to something like maybe causing some trouble. Roman - Like messing up a nice day for the folks. Bo - You wanna tell us if we're wrong? EJ introduces them to his date, Patti Stanger. I'm sure you know her as the Millionaire Matchmaker. Patti, I'd like to introduce you to two of Salem's finest, the Brady brothers. This is Roman and this is Bo. Roman - Nice to meet you Patti. Bo - Same here. Patti - Nice to meet you both. You know the men in Salem are quite handsome, are you guys looking for love? Bo - No thanks, I'm good. Roman - He's taken actually and I'm no millionaire. She tells them if they change their minds EJ knows where to find her. Bo - Okay, good. Junior, you still haven't told us why you're here? EJ - We just came down here to see exactly what it is that the Horton's have done for the city. This is still public property, right? Bo - Yes and being public property I'd like you to know you're under surveillance. He nods to cop sitting in front of a security monitor. EJ - Well you do whatever it is you feel you have to do, if you'll excuse us. They walk away. Roman - I wonder if she lost a bet. Bo bursts out laughing.
Abe goes to the microphone and calls for everyone's attention. As your Mayor I would like to officially thank Tom and Alice Horton for this incredible gift to the citizens of Salem. You are the first of many generations to enjoy this wonderful public space. And now on behalf of you, the citizens of Salem, I would like to name this Horton Town Square in honour of Tom and Alice Horton. He unveils a beautiful plaque - everyone claps. Abe - The Brady's are going to throw a heck of a party so everybody enjoy! Go! Jen and Dan come up to Bo and Hope. Jen - Okay, I got it now. Bo - What are we talking about? Jen - Patti Stanger, the Millionaire Matchmaker, that's great publicity. She's the surprise, right? Hope - No, no, no. I'm so sorry to disappoint you. We had no idea she'd be here. Roman pipes up - She's EJ's date. Hope - EJ dates? I had no idea. I thought he just married women or held them prisoner. Bo - He is up to something and I don't like it. Will can't believe it - I'm online right now. Sonny and Gabi join him in talking about the square. Abby - Were my great-grandparents cool or what. Jen walks right past Jack without noticing him (he has his back turned to her). He watches her and Abby and smiles. He walks up to her just as Daniel shows up and kisses Jen and they walk away. Will, Sonny and Gaby kind of almost walk right into him without noticing him forcing him to back up. He watches as Jen and Daniel kiss. Just who the hell are you? Patti says something to EJ who replies - I really like a woman who gets down to brass tacks. Speaking of which ... hi sweetheart. Nicole says hi. She looks at Patti - Aren't you ... Patti - The Millionaire Matchmaker? Yes I am. Nicole - What are you doing in Salem? Patti - I'm EJ's date. Nicole - No kidding. I'm very happy to meet you; I'm a huge fan. Patti thanks her. Are you available? You'd be perfect for one of my clients. Nicole - Interesting as that sounds, I am taking a break. EJ - Really? Patti - If you change your mind ... Adrienne walks up ... Excuse me Ms Stanger, do you mind if I have a picture with you. They walk to a spot where the lighting is better. EJ asks her how she is after yesterday. Nicole - It helps knowing Gus isn't a threat anymore but I had a fairly sleepless night. EJ asks - Where's Brady? Nicole doesn't know. I didn't come here with him. EJ - Really? Nicole - Patti seems fun. You two have a great time. She walks away and Patti returns. Is she someone special? EJ - She used to be. Patti - Trust me, I know about these things. She still is.
Maggie with Doug and Julie tells Bo and Hope the square is magnificent and the party is a huge success. Hope - I just hope and pray that this is what Gran had in mind. Doug - Princess, it's perfect. Julie - It's exactly what Grandma would have wanted especially the Wi-fi. Bo - Mrs. H. would have been very, very proud of you. People of Salem for many generations will remember Doc and Mrs. H. because of this place and you did that. Hope - I'm just sorry I didn't get to do it with her. Doug hugs her. She's here honey and she's as proud of you as we are. Sami and Rafe arrive and say the place is magnificent. Sami sees the plaque - We missed it; we missed the whole ceremony. Rafe tells her there's so many people here he's sure no one noticed they were missing. Roman walks up - Where have you been? I've been looking all over for you. Rafe tells him something came up. Sami adds that they worked it out, it's fine now. They talk about the square and then hear Sonny speaking - Hey, the invitation said there's going to be special guests. That's plural, is this when we find out who they are? Bo and Hope are at the microphone stand. Hope - I know you're all wondering who our special guests of honour are ... she points up and Austin and Carrie pop up at the top of the stairs. Everyone claps. Sami exclaims - OMG. It's Carrie and Austin. Roman, Sami, Rafe, Maggie, Victor and others swarm around them - greeting them. Sami introduces them to her husband. Bo calls out - Guys, we're not done yet. Hope - Carrie and Austin we are so unbelievably happy to see you. It's been way too long. They weren't sure they'd be able to make
it up until the last minute. Bo - And for that reason they really couldn't be our guests of honour. Brady calls out - If it's not Carrie and Austin and it's not Patti Stanger, who is it? Hope - Well, there's been a little problem. They're going to be a little late. Bo - But they will be here; just a little later than we planned. Hope - They will be here. Brady - No problem, we'll just keep the party going. Hope - So please everybody, dance, eat and enjoy! Jen tells Daniel that she and Austin worked together on a television show. (Couldn't quite hear what she was saying). She tells him they didn't date or anything like that. He's a great guy but I've never really met a man who writes me poetry to invite me to dinner and then inbetween courses surprises me with diamond earrings. Jack is at a table nearby listening as they talk. Poetry? What the hell's up with that? Chad and Abby walk up to Dan and Jen as they are kissing. Abby thought they had an understanding; no PDA's at this party. Just kidding. They hug. Chad guesses they're having a good time. Abby - My mom always has fun with Daniel which makes we very, very happy. After others greet Carrie and Austin they are left alone with Sami and Rafe. Carrie tells them they didn't know until the last minute if they were going to make it here. Austin - We didn't even have time to call from the airport. Rafe - So Sami says you're a lawyer now. Carrie - Yeah, passed the bar and everything. Sami asks her if she likes it. Carrie really does ... as much as she complained about law school. Rafe - And your're a forensic accountant? Austin - Congratulations, you stayed awake when you asked me that. Rafe - It's not that bad, is it? I worked with a couple of guys at the bureau who did that. Austin - Where you were a star agent I here. Rafe - Oh please. I think my biggest accomplishment was getting Sami to marry me. Sami - I wasn't exactly a tough sell. Austin congratulates them. Roman joins them. He's so happy to see the two of them again.
Hospital - Part 2: Chloe is dressed for her audition when Kate comes in - All dressed up and ready for a party no matter what. Chloe asks her what she's doing here. Kate came to tell her something. Even if you pass that audition and get your little singing job, you're never going to get your son. Chloe - There is nothing you can do to keep me from Parker now. I'm going to have a good job after this audition. Kate scoffs - Singing in a club? That's steady work. Chloe - Well there was also a reward for information leading to Gus's arrest so I have money now too. I'm going to have the kind of life to prove to the courts that I can be a good mother to my baby. Kate - About that money you got for being bumped on the head, how did poor demented Gus come to pick you. I thought he only picked on hookers?
Horton Town Square - Part 2: Jen greets Sami with a hug. Sami - What a great party. Jen - Carrie and Austin made it. That's amazing! Jen asks her how her job interview went just as Rafe walks up. Job interview? Jen cringes - I'm sorry - she excuses herself. Rami asks Sami if there's something she wants to tell him. Abe and Lexie are sitting at a table. Lexie can't wait to hear his campaign kickoff speech. Abe knows he has the world's best campaign manager but I don't know if you'll have a lot to do if no one runs against me. Lexie - Honey, everyone knows you are the best mayor this town has ever had so whether you have an opponent or not, you are a shoe-in. Patti is answering reporter's questions with EJ at her side. So when a handsome man like EJ asks me, how could I say no. Brady is telling Victor that he thinks his plan sounds foolproof just as Maggie walks up. What plan? Victor - Uh, the plan for the party. Isn't it great? Maggie - What are you two up to? Victor - There is nothing underhanded going on here. Everything is above board. Maggie says it better be then she gives Victor a quick kiss. Sami beats a hasty exit before answering Rafe's question. Jen tells Adrienne she feels bad. (They are sitting on the cement wall around the tree - Jack is sitting there too.) Jen feels like she leaked something Sami was trying to keep from Rafe. Adrienne scoffs - Sami's keeping a secret from her husband? I'm sorry, but that's all she does. Dan returns with a glass of champagne for Jen. Adrienne - Gosh this man brings you drinks and dessert; is there anything he doesn't do? Jen - Actually no. Dan's cell rings. Jen didn't know he was on call. He isn't, there's just a patient he wants to check in on. He'll be right back. Adrienne comments that she looks happy. Jen - I am so happy. I'm sorry, is that hard for you? Adrienne - No. I'm happy for you. I just keep thinking how much my brother blew it. He turned his back on a wonderful family. Jack mutters - That does it! He He stands up to confront them just as Dan returns. Jen hands her drink to Adrienne because she really needs to kiss her man right now.
Sami rushes up to Carrie and Austin with Will - Look who I found. Carrie - No way. You can't be my nephew - you were about a foot shorter ... they hug. Austin and Will shake hands. Will introduces them to Gabi Hernandez; she's Rafe's sister. Austin notices that their Grandma is waving at them - he thinks she wants to get another picture of all of them. Will tells Sami - No, Mom, it's kind of embarrassing. Rafe tells him it's okay - they'll double for him. Will notices Gabi looks upset. He asks her - What's the matter? I thought you were having a good time. Gabi - Why didn't you introduce me as your girlfriend? Will didn't think he needed to. We were holding hands; I thought it was obvious. He asks her to dance. Bo and Hope dance. Bo tells her she's amazing. Whether it's putting on a party like this or putting a 6 foot suspect in jail, you're always the most elegant woman in the room. Hope laughs - I think that's the most romantic thing you've ever said to me. They continue to dance as the crowd watches and claps. Justin thinks Brady should know he's been talking to Philip about Chloe a lot. When he found out she got hurt he realised his son could have lost his mother. So I think if Chloe keeps her act together he'd be open to having her in Parker's life. Brady - That's good. Then maybe Chloe will finally get the happy ending that she deserves.
Hospital - Part 3: Chloe asks Kate if she has her tape recorder with her this time too because you're going to be disappointed, I'm not going to get in a fight with you. Kate - There's no need to fight because you're not even going to get partial custody of that baby because I know you were turning tricks and I'll be more than happy to testify about it. So sing your little heart out, it's not going to make any difference. You'll be lucky if you even get to see your baby again. Chloe - No, Kate, you won't keep me from my son again. You can't testify in court or you'll have to admit that you had Quinn set me up. Kate - I run a multimillion dollar conglomerate, you are hooker. Whose word do you think the judge is going to take? You can't win. Just accept it. You are never, ever going to see Parker again.
Horton Town Square - Part 3: Maggie asks Mel for the latest on Dario. He texted her this morning. He's very busy getting settled in. Maggie asks if she's feeling out of touch. Mel guesses this is how it's going to be for a while. Maggie - If life has taught me anything it's that you never know what could be just around the corner. They hug. Rafe to Sami - So this job interview you didn't tell me about. Sami - It's not that I've been keeping it secret; you've been busy. Rafe wonders how long it takes to say 'Honey, I have a job interview today.' Sami - It's not like I got the job yet or anything. Rafe asks if it's the job he wanted to find out more information on by any chance. It is, isn't it? Sami - Come on. They seem totally legit. It's not like they asked for money upfront or anything. Rafe scoffs - Did you get the name of this company yet? Sami - I'm sure they have perfectly good reasons for being secretive. Rafe - Are you kidding me? What is wrong with you? Will and Gabi come up and asks if they've seen Carrie and Austin. Sami - Yes. In fact I know where they are. I'll take you to them. Rafe tells her this isn't over. Chad asks Abby what she's thinking about. The same thing I think whenever something major happens. Why isn't my Dad here? How could he just walk out on us? How come I never hear from him? Jack is right behind her. As Bo and Hope are dancing, Bo gets a text. This might be them ... yeah. Bo runs up to the microphone. Bo - Hey everyone. Listen up. The waiting is almost over. The guests of honour will be here very, very shortly. Victor to Jen and Hope - I want to thank both of you for being so much help. Hope greets Maggie when she walks up. Maggie asks Victor if she's imagining things or is this the second time his conversation has ground to a halt at her arrival. Hope is sorry. She has to run. She has to help Bo announce the special guests; they've arrived. Jen has to watch Hope help make the announcement. Maggie asks Victor what's going on. Victor - I don't know what you're talking about. Maggie - If I didn't know better I'd think you were talking about me. Hope is at the microphone. Is everyone having a great time? Everyone cheers and claps. Hope - I'm so glad. I know my wonderful Grandparents, our beloved Tom and Alice Horton, would be so proud of this day. Family meant everything to them and their definition of family was always very inclusive. They saw the people of Salem as family. I know my grandparents are here in spirit with us tonight. And now ... there are two people that are very important to this community and to our family. And guess what guys, they're here. Not just in spirit but in the flesh. Please turn around. Everyone turns to see John and Marlena arriving - John in a wheelchair with Marlena at his side. Everyone claps and cheers.
Preview: Marlena to Sami - We are on a long journey. It isn't over yet. Hope to John - So, what's up? John - You're just going to have to wait and see. Marlena addressing the crowd - So this moment is your moment as John starts to get out of his wheelchair.
Tuesday Sept 27
Horton Town Square - Part 1: Sami, Austin and Carrie rush over to John and Marlena and greet them. Austin wheels John away as Marlena tells Carrie and Sami it's so good to see her girls again. Sami can't believe they're here. She realises that Carrie knew they were coming. Carrie did but she was sworn to secrecy. Bo beams - That couldn't have gone better. Did you see the look on Sami's face? Hope replies - On everyone's face. Sami tells her mom she missed her so much. Rafe comes over and offers his hand but Marlena gives him a big hug. She thanks him for taking care of his girl. Sami - I don't make it easy. She hugs her mom again - This is the best day ever. Marlena goes to John - A little overwhelming, huh? John agrees. Marlena - Everyone's here. John - No, not everyone. Chad sees Kate and comments that she doesn't seem to be in the spirit of the party like everyone else. Chad thinks it's great. He can't imagine a better party. Kate can. Dan tells Jen - You Hortons are really something, especially when you get together like this. It's hard for someone like me to fathom what it would be like to have a family like that. Jen tells him it's 'flat out wonderful'. I'm so proud of Hope today because she managed to honour my grandparents in a way that is as special as they were. Dan - That special quality has been handed down to the generations that followed. I see that whenever I look at you. They kiss just as Jack steps into the archway. Will comes over and greets his grandmother who has a big hug for him. She tells him he's so big and handsome. Will tells her she's been missed. He greets John with a handshake and asks him how he is. A hell of a lot better now. Will asks if they'll wait right here, he has someone he wants them to meet. He goes to get Gabi. Kate walks up to EJ and Patti. EJ tells her she missed the second coming of John and Marlena. Kate - If that was the big surprise, one can only imagine how tedious this evening is going to be. EJ apologises for Kate to Patti - he tells her Kate is a little jaded. Kate insists she isn't bored; she's preoccupied. She was hoping one of these mystery guests would provide some kind of inspiration for her. I'm looking for a new faces for the Countess W collection. I've been looking for models in the four corners of the world and I haven't found anyone yet. Patti - EJ's right. You're jaded. You don't see what's right in front of your face. You need to be thinking locally, not globally. Kate - Locally, as in Salem? Patti - I've been here a short time. There are mighty fine pickings right here, right now. Doug comes up to get a picture of Marlena with Will and Gabi. Hope takes the opportunity to talk to John. She thanks him again. John tells her she has to stop thanking them, we are the ones who should be thanking you. He points to Marlena - I have not seen her smile like that in quite a while. Hope - Maybe that smile and the warm reception will convince you to stick around for a while. John - It's going to be hard to leave. So much love in this town, so many great people. Hope noticed the whispers between him and Marlena. I'm not the only one with a surprise here tonight, am I? John tells her she's going to have to wait and see. Hope hugs him - I've missed you so much. I'm glad you're back. John missed her too. Marlena goes to Sami. I know tonight is a celebration and it's about other things but I heard what you've been through. You must have been so frightened. I'm so glad you're alright. Sami surmises that daddy told her even though she asked him not to. Marlena - He told me after you were alright. I wish you had called me. Sami didn't want to worry her. Marlena - Is there anyone more important in my life than you are. I'm your mother. I'm the person you turn to in a crisis and I would have been there for you. Sami - I know that but you're here now. She hugs her mom. Roman, Carrie and Austin are sitting at the bar. Roman tells Carrie it's great to have her back even though she's on the other side now. Carrie - I'm a defence attorney. That doesn't make me a tool of the devil. Roman - Your words, not mine. Roman just feels sorry for her - not feeling that rush when you put the bad guys away. Right Austin. Austin isn't getting in the middle of this. Abe and Lexie have joined them. Abe will - You'd make an excellent prosecutor. I've known you since you were a little girl and nobody had a keener sense of justice. Carrie - Just because I got Sami grounded a few hundred times ... Abe can pull some strings if she ever wants to make the switch. Carrie - Does it matter to anyone that I love what I do? They hear Marlena asking for a moment of their time so everyone gathers around. Marlena - While we were away, my grandson Will emailed us every single day. Sometimes he sent us family pictures; sometimes he just wrote a single line and sometimes he wrote pages. He wasn't the only one. So many of you that are here tonight reached out to us showing us your support and your love and sent us your heartfelt prayers. We needed them. John takes the microphone - That's a fact. Marlena continues - John's rehab was gruelling physically, mentally and spiritually. And the love and concern that so many of you showed got us through some very dark days. So this moment is your moment, all of you. Sweetheart. John slowly stands up. Everyone claps including EJ. John - Thank you, all of you, thank you.
Hospital: Brady comes into Chloe's room and finds her lying on her bed. What are you doing in bed? You've got to get ready for your audition. Chloe tells him she's not going. What's the point? Brady reminds her that they were talking about getting her life back together, getting back on track, getting your son back. What happened? Chloe - And she said she's going to make sure that there's no way I'll even get partial custody of Parker. Brady - That's not Kate's call at all. Chloe - She knows I've been hooking this whole time. She's the one that got Quinn to go after me and blackmail me into all that. Brady - And she's going to have a very special place in hell for doing that. Chloe - Until that happy day she's going to get Child Protective Services to make sure that I can never see my son again. Brady asks her if she's going to give up. Chloe - I told you Kate knows. Brady - Here's what I know Chloe Lane. You've got what it takes to turn your life around and you're going to do it. Chloe - How? I'm out of options. Brady - No, you're not. This audition is an option. It's a big chance for you. I'm not going to listen to this anymore. This is what's going to happen. You're going to get dressed. You're going to getready for that audition, do it, and then we'll find Kate and I'm going to make sure that both of you get exactly what you deserve.
Horton Town Square - Part 2: Marlena is right. You all were a part of this and I don't think you'll ever fully understand just how important your love and support was to us. I still have a ways to go. I'm getting to the point where I beating my good friend Abe in a marathon may take a week or two. Abe - I'm going to hold you to that. John - I think by now you all know I wouldn't even be here if ... going way back, I might not be anywhere at all, without the love and support of the most amazing woman I've ever known. He looks at Marlena - You are and always will be the love of my life. Always. He kisses her. Kate is surrounded by reporters. I'm happy to say that Countess W personal Care is going to be based right here in this beautifully restored town square. A female reporter thinks the real story is you, Mrs. DiMera. Kate doesn't think so. Another reporter differs. What is your secret? Kate - My secret? I refuse to lose. Marlena tells Sami that John wanted to make sure he could stand in front of everybody. He stood for the first time last week. Sami calls it a miracle; a new beginning. Marlena - I'd like this to be a new beginning for all of us. Sami looks at Carrie - I'll try. I promise, I'm going to try. Marlena - That's all I can ask. Sami looks over at John. You'd never know he was injured. Marlena - I know it looks that way but he's not completely well. He's got a long way to go. Our John is not entirely back yet. Sami - You mean physically? She looks at Marlena's expression - Is there more Mom? Marlena - We are on a long journey. It isn't over yet. Abigail and Chad are dancing when Abigail notices Melanie moping. She surmises Melanie isn't having much fun so she tells Chad to ask her to dance. Chad figures that because Melanie looks so amazing some guy will ask her to dance. Abigail says that guy should be him. Chad - If you insist. She does. Chad gives Abby a kiss and goes over to Melanie. Jen tells Dan she's going to freshen up and she'll meet him right back here. Jack follows Jen. Melanie tells Chad that she knows this is a pity dance. Chad turns on the charm and smooth talks her. Mel - You certainly are a DiMera. You lie very well. John feels he better warn Marlena that Hope is already pushing for them to stay. Marlena chuckles - We expected that, didn't we? John stumbles a bit. Marlena tells him no one would mind if he wanted to sit for a bit. John insists he's feeling fine. He promises he'll take a seat when he feels tired. Marlena doesn want him to overdo. John tells her not to worry then adds - But I like it when you do. He kisses her. Maggie greets Jen, startling her. Jen tells Maggie it's okay when she apologises. I have the oddest feeling; I just don't know what it is. (Jack is lurking nearby). I feel like something is going on and I'm missing it. Maggie - Well, the party has been pretty overwhelming. One surprise after the other. Jen - That's probably it. I'm waiting for the next one to happen. Maggie takes her arm - This town square is filled with the presence of so many loved ones, both present and past. Jen - Yeah, that's just it, I'm sure. Jack watches as they walk away. Nicole tells Kinsey she can't remember the last time she was just herself, or independent for that matter. Kinsey asks if she's talking about Brady. EJ listens as Nicole replies - I'm talking about Brady, about EJ. I kept telling myself I needed a man to be fulfilled. Not anymore. Marlena sits next to John - No sign of Brady? John - You know I hate it when you read my mind. Marlena is sure he'll be here. Kinsey and Nicole run into Brady and Nicole. Nicole tells Chloe she looks beautiful. Kinsey wishes her luck on her audition; you are going to be great! Chloe - Thank you. There's something I have to do first. I'll be right back. Chloe tells Brady she did listen to what he said before. I have to get my life back but I need to do it by myself. Nicole asks Brady what the hell is going on.
Chris is with Kate. He can't tell her how exciting it is to be working side by side with her again Ms.Roberts ... I mean DiMera. Kate cautions him not to say that in front of her husband. Chris - Not getting murdered by Stefano DiMera is at the top of my to do list. He raves about the party. He heard that they have made from scratch, from Alice Horton's recipe, donuts. I can't thank you enough for bringing me here. Kate - Well you were on the uninvited list just like me. Chris - Oh I don't care. This is the most exciting thing to happen in Salem in a really long time. This party has everything. Even the reporters are celebrities. Man, the Hortons really know how to toss a bash, don't they? Kate makes a sarcastic remark so Chris says he's sure it's all downhill from here. Kate - Speaking of high points - my press conference was pitch perfect. She's making a call when Chloe grabs her cell phone away from her. We need to talk. Kate - We said everything that needed to be said. Chloe - Oh, that's where you're wrong. We're not nearly done. Marlena gives Allie, Johnny and the new Sydney a big hug. Will suggests a family picture. Theo is with Abe and Lexie. Lexie doesn't think this night could get any better. Abe - So you think my big announcement is going to be anti-climatic? Maybe I need some help from my main man to beef it up. Theo is willing to help. Sami tells the three kids that they don't know how long they're (John & Marlena) going to be here so we're going to have so much fun while they're here. EJ walks up and Sydney says 'Hi Daddy.' EJ asks Samantha if he could have a moment with his children please. Roman steps up to EJ - I warned you about causing trouble here today. EJ - I'm not looking to cause any trouble. I'd just like a moment to tell my kids I love them please. Rafe asks Sami if she wants him to take care of this. Sami - No, I'm okay. She steps up to EJ - Don't blow this. EJ crouches down and Sydney goes into his arms - Hey sweetheart. Johnny is next to Sami. EJ looks at him - Hey son. WOW. It's a pretty amazing party, isn't it? Are you enjoying it? Johnny nods yes. EJ - Congratulations; you won your soccer game. Johnny - You saw it? EJ - No I didn't but I heard you scored a goal, right? Sami is crouched down next to Johnny - If you want to Johnny, you can go and give your daddy a great big hug but you don't have to - only if you want to. Johnny runs over and hugs EJ. EJ looks at Sami - Thank you. The kids go back to their mom and EJ slowly walks away. Chris gets up - Did you here Ms. DiMera. I'm a big fan of yours Ms. Lane but amscray! Kate tells him it's okay. Chris leaves them alone. Kate - Okay, ten words or less, what? Chloe - I am going to be a mother to my son and you are not going to stop me. Kate - You're right, I'm not but the good people at Child Protective Service, they're going to do it because they're picky about reuniting children with mother's who did what you did. Chloe - I've talked to Quinn. He's trying to make amends. He's more than happy to swear out an affadavit about your involvement in his business. You know, how you helped him with his 'recruiting.' Kate - Really? Because there's no proof of that. Chloe - Maybe there's no proof but it's a pretty unfortunate PR situation for someone launching a new business. You see Kate, it doesn't really matter who the new face of Countess W is when that old face is a blackmailing, vindicative, neurotic bitch who partners with pimps to get what she wants. Would you use her face cream? Kate - You little ... Chloe - You can call me whatever you want because I win and you lose. More importantly, my son wins because I know that I am a good mother; something that you don't know anything about. So get out of my way and get out of my life. She walks away. A waiter walks by with champagne - You look like you could use a drink. Kate - Oh, I could use many, many, many drinks. Marlena tells Will that his mother wasn't kidding when she said he had grown. Will jokes - I'm completely mature and responsible now. Marlena tells him there's no rush - there's always time for that later on. How are you? Will - I'm great and now you're back - that's great. Marlena mentions that in his emails he talked a lot about what others were doing and thinking but not so much about what you were feeling. Will - There are easier things in the world than having your grandmother be a shrink. Marlena - I'm in your corner, always have been. If you want to talk to me it's confidential. Don't say shrink. She hugs him - I have missed you. Will - I missed you too.
Hope is at the microphone - Ladies and gentlemen, it is now time for the official dedication of this new revitalized town square which I know will become the heart and soul of Salem. She calls up her beautiful cousin, Jennifer Horton. Jen - It is very true what Hope just said. We're not just here to celebrate this beautiful town square. It's really the love that led to us all being here in this beatiful, special place. My grandmother and grandfather loved each other so so very much. I'm telling you it overflowed and affected everyone around them and not just their family. If you were a neighbour, if you worked at the hospital, if you lived in Salem, you were family and they loved you. Even though we can no longer see my grandmother and grandfather we feel them everyday; especially here in this place that they loved so much. And they are still alive here, I know it. And they never want us to stop knowing that the most important thing in your life is to love each other. On that note my cousin Hope is going to read a poem that my grandfather wrote for my grandmother and it's really a testament to how much they loved each other and how much they loved their life. Hope stands next to Jen. Our grandpa wrote this: There was a light ... Chloe is at the bar talking to Brady, Kinsey and Nicole. And I looked in Kate's eyes and I knew that I'd won; that I'd get Parker back. Brady is very, very proud of her. Chloe thanks him. You're the one that said that I could do it. Nicole says that's great but you still have an audition to get to. Kinsey will drive her. Chloe - I'll never forget how you stood by me. I love you both. She and Kinsey leave. Nicole tells Brady he did good. Hope continues; There is a beauty seen by my eye, perceived by one what I see, for it adds now to memory of past beauties still bright and a life that has been lived with me. There is a name for this total of light and sound and beauty, gilt in gold mined all through my life and the name of this treasure held warm in my heart is my friend, my lover, my wife. Everyone claps. Hope invites anyone who would like to come to the podium and share a memory of Tom and Alice. Patti asks EJ where he went. He apoligises - he looks over at Sami and the kids - I just had some people I needed to talk to. Patti - Look I know you have something planned for today. Do you think now is the time? EJ - Soon. Not quite yet though. Maggie is at the podium - I still miss my mother-in-law, my friend Alice, every day. Something will happen and I'll think 'Oh I have to tell Alice'. But then I don't really have to tell her. I know she's watching over me, urging me to live my life to the fullest and she's reminding me that love is more powerful than anything. Julie - What I remember most of all about my grandmother is how she'd look at my grandfather. They'd be sitting across the dinner table and he'd be telling a story and grandma would be absolutely beaming at him.. Everyone laughs and Bo says - It wasn't that funny. So after she broke me out of jail I just figured she thought I was okay. John - Giving ... second nature to them. They didn't think twice about helping others, they just did it. Roman - So it's cliche, cops and donuts. Let me tell you this, when it came to donuts, Alice was our goddess. He bows down to the picture of Alice and Tom. Abe (with Lexie) - Jennifer is right. If Mrs. Horton loved you, you were family and that was the best feeling in the world. Marlena - So this tree is a symbol of the love between Tom and Alice and the rebirth of this unique community. As the tree grows so will Salem. Strong, with an unshakeable foundation that will inspire us just the way Tom and Alice did. Bo flips the switch and lights up the lights on the tree. As everyone gathers round the tree Hope tells Doug she thinks it's time. Doug - Okay. All I need is the love of my life. Hope thinks Bo is tracking her down. Bo comes up to Julie and hugs her - Are you ready? Julie - Are you kidding? I've been ready since you came up with this wonderful idea. She signals for Doug to come over. They head up to the podium. Cue the music and they begin singing 'Always'. All the couples are dancing, some kiss ... Sami is listening to her messages and writing something on her hand. Doug and Julie continue singing. Jack continues watching Jen and Dan. Marlena tells John - We're home!
Preview: Adrienne (with Justin) to Chloe - That little boy is going to be so lucky to have you back in his life. Chloe to Daniel (with Jennifer) - I'm here to say goodbye. Chloe to Brady - I wish I didn't have to go on my own. Kinsey stepping up - What if you didn't?
Wednesday Sept 28
Horton Town Square - Part 1: The dancing and chatting continues. Marlena tells John - Being here and being here with you, it's just right. It's really perfect, isn't it? John - It's a living testament to Tom and Alice and everything they meant to Salem. Marlena wonders how you ever thank someone for all they have given. How do you thank them for giving so freely from their heart, from their soul? John - By loving them and never forgetting them. They kiss. Austin kisses Carrie. Carrie comments that she hasn't seen Kate, has he? No, he doubts his mother and Stefano would be welcome here. Carrie - Since when has that stopped them? Kate tells EJ his father will be here shortly. Did I miss anything? EJ laughs - No, just a bunch of self-congratulating folks smothering themselves in hugs and kisses. EJ grimaces - I wonder what it's like to come from a family like that. Kate - The Hortons don't eat their young - that would be a little different for you. She suspects it's both wonderful and god awful all at the same time. She's grateful for what they did for Lucas and Will but you and I, EJ, are cut from a different cloth. He asks if she's saying DiMera's don't care about their family. Kate - No, it runs just as deeply in us; we just express ourselves in a different way. Sonny asks Melanie to dance. Victor comments that Melanie is a very engaging young lady. Maggie agrees. Vic - They make an attractive couple, don't you think? Both Justin and Adrienne react. We love him just the way he is. So does Vic. Mel thanks Sonny for rescuing her. She was beginning to feel self-conscious. She usually has a guy to dance with. She can't believe she just said that. Sonny tells her not to worry about it; you won't be stuck dancing with the gay guy forever. Dan and Jen are sitting by the tree. Jen apologises for being so emotional. Dan gets it. This is a big day for her family. Your grandparents were obviously loved by a lot of people. Jen - It's amazing. My grandparents really did bring a lot of people together, didn't they? Dan tells her she's lucky to have grown up in that kind of family. That's what Jen wanted for her children. She always wanted them to feel like they belonged; like they were loved. I didn't give them that. I realised that tonight. I have failed my children in the worse way. Jack hears all this. Chloe tells Brady, Nicole and Kinsey that she got the job. Congratulations all around. She has to get Lexie to discharge her from the hospital as she has to be there for the weekend. She has so much to do. She's never been this terrified and excited at the same time. I owe everything to you Brady. Brady only made a few calls - you got the gig on your own. You need to know that. You can do anything you want to. Dan tells Jennifer she is a great mom. Jen doesn't feel she's been the roll model her grandparents were to her. She doesn't think her children have seen what a real marriage should look like. They've been cheated of that and that makes me feel bad. Dan - And you feel that's your fault? She does. Dan tells her she did not cheat them out of anything. Your marriage ending - that's not you. You were the one that stayed. Who was it that stayed with the kids and let them know how much they were loved? That was you. He points to Abigail - If you don't believe me all you have to do is look at Abigail. You did an amazing job. She is so special and so are you. You made up for Jack's absence in the ways that count. You had to be both the mother and the father. It wasn't you that failed your marriage or your children; it was Jack. Jack is still listening to all this. Sonny and Melanie sit down after dancing. Melanie asks him if it's hard. Sonny - What? Being gay or being gay in Salem because those are two totally different things. Sonny is cool with who he is and so are most of the people he knows. But he always has to be aware of who's he around. If he puts his arm around someone, there's always going to be someone who doesn't like it and they're not afraid to say it. Mel is sorry. Sonny tells her not to be - he isn't. What people don't get is that being gay is just a small part of who I am. If you're looking for someone to feel sorry for, feel sorry for those people that don't get that. Gabi and Will are sitting at another table. Gabi doesn't think it's as easy for Sonny as he says it is. He seems fine to Will. Gabi says people are so nasty, like T. Mom says Sonny is the exception to the rule. She kisses his cheek and walks away.
Hope was expecting more leftovers. Bo says the food, like the rest of the party, has been a big hit. He has to take the credit for that - he was one heck of a food tester. Hope says he enjoyed and loved every single bite. Bo - Not as much as I love you. Hope realises she left Gran's donuts at the house. She has to go and get them. Bo will go with her. She tells him to stay and enjoy the party. Bo - Don't you know by now that the party for me is wherever you are. They kiss. Dan leads Jen away from the tree. She asks him where they are going. Somewhere they can be alone. Jen points out that practically the entire town is here. Dan - Then you'll appeciate the change. Chloe walks up - She hopes she's not interrupting. Jen says no. Dan tells her it's really great to see her up and about. Chloe tells them that Lexie gave her special permission to get out; she had an audition today for a club in Chicago. Jen says that great. Chloe - Yeah. I probably have to go back to the hospital soon; hopefully it's just for tonight. Dan asks if she's pushing to be released early. Chloe - I got the job. I'm leaving Salem. I wanted to say goodbye. Marlena and Roman share a hug. Marlena tells him she's missed him. How are you? He's good. Marlena - Tell me everything. I do know something; you are the police commissioner. Roman - Yes, it keeps me busy and out of trouble. Marlena - Is that all get from you? Roman - I can't tell you everything. I have to give you some kind of incentive to stick around. In the meantime, I'm very glad you and John got here for this. Marlena - We are too. Switzerland was great for John but this is Salem. There's no place like home. He asks if she's had a chance to talk to Carrie and Sami. For just a moment. I couldn't get over seeing them together actually talking and carrying on together. They laugh and call it a miracle. Roman - How are you? The last couple of years couldn't have been easy for you. Marlena - I wasn't the one trying to rebuild my life. Roman - No but you were part of John's journey; his main support system. You were there when things were good and bad. Marlena admits there were some bad times. She just tried to stay strong and not get caught up in the frustration and anger. There were times I didn't know if things would ever get better. But they did and now I can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel. Roman asks if she's sure everything is okay with John. Marlena - Sure. Of course everything is okay. John comes up to Brady - Not even a hello for your old man? Brady - I must have missed the big surprise. John - Are you surprised? Brady is very surprised to see him. John hugs him - It's good to see you son. Brady - It's good to see you Dad. You're up and out of the chair, I see. John - Yeah, I'm getting stronger every day. Brady can see that. John heard he's been staying busy at work. Brady has been trying to stay busy. How did you get out of the chair? When did this happen? John - Just recently. It wasn't easy. A lot of therapy. Doc never gave up on me. Brady - I'm very happy for you. John was hoping they could have some face time while he's still here. There are a few things we should talk about. Brady - I don't know what we have to talk about. You made it pretty clear how you feel about my life and none of that has changed. John - That's right. You're still my son, I still love you and I'm still concerned about you. Brady appreciates that. John - Maybe this isn't the time to do this right now. Brady agrees. But I'm really glad to see you. I mean that. I'm glad you're walking. He walks away and Marlena goes to John's side.
Jen's house - Part 1: When they enter the foyer, Bo picks up their London wedding picture. This is another event I'll never forget. Hope - You better not. You were really something that day. Bo thinks he's really something this day. Hope kisses him. Bo asks her what the kiss was for. For the other day. For knowing I needed some time alone to think about Gran and Grandpa before celebrating with everyone on else. Bo has been thinking a lot about them; how they spent their entire adult life loving only each other. It makes me think of what my life would be like without you in it; or worse yet, if I lost you for good. Hope tells him he doesn't have to think about that because it's never, ever going to happen. Bo - I haven't always been the man you deserve and I have hurt you; taken some things for granted. Hope - You apologised, I apologised. That's all in the past. Bo - I want you to know that being with you, loving you, is the best thing I have ever done. Being your husband, the father of your children, that is the most important thing to me in this world. And I promise you in front of these two very important witnesses (he looks at a picture of Tom and Alice) that I will never take what we have together for granted again. I will never forget how much I love you. They kiss and hug.
Horton Town Square - Part 2: Chloe tells Daniel - I don't know how to do this; to say goodbye to you and Salem again. Dan - Maybe you just need to focus on what's ahead for you. Jen - This job in Chicago sounds amazing. Chloe - It is. I still can't believe they picked me. Dan - You are an incredible talent. Don't forget that. Chloe - You're being really nice to me. I wasn't expecting that. Dan - I really do wish you the best in everything. Chloe - You too Daniel. They hug. John asks Marlena how Roman is. They were just catching up. I saw you with Brady. How did that go? John - Not as well as can be expected. Marlena is sorry. I know how much you were looking forward to seeing him. John - I just wish the feeling was mutual. Marlena - Maybe he'll come around. John - He's my son. He got himself involved in situations he shouldn't have. He doesn't want to admit it; he doesn't want to hear me say it so he's putting up walls and keeping me at a distance. Marlena - All you can do is be his father. John doesn't think Brady is going to give him that chance. Marlena - So that's it? John - He's a grown man. What am I going to do? Force my way into his life? Marlena - The man I know, the man I love, who just danced with me and held me in his arms when doctor after doctor said he would never walk again ... that tells me that you never, ever give up. You just don't. Not on yourself. Not on your family. Kate greets Austin. They hug. She asks if Carrie is with him. Yes. Kate wonders why he didn't tell her they were coming. She would have met them at the airport. Austin tells her it was all last minute. He starts making excuses but then just tells her that they honestly didn't know if she was invited here today. Kate points out it's a public square. She asks if he was able to convince Billie to come. He tried but she couldn't make it. Kate would have really liked to see her. Billie would have liked to come too. She hasn't forgotten that Alice and Maggie were her first two investors in Countess W. She would have loved to be here to honour that. Kate points out a building and tells Austin she's relaunching Countess Wilhemina. This is going to be the headquarters. Austin - That's awesome. Kate - You don't know how awesome it is. Chloe thanks Justin for everything he's done for her. Thank you to the both of you. Adrienne - Our pleasure. Chloe - I never really knew what it was to love somebody until Parker was born; not like this. Adrienne - That little boy is going to be so lucky to have you back in his life. She hugs Chloe. EJ goes up to Nicole. He tells her she looks smashing. Nicole was hoping to be smashed. She asks him where his date is. EJ sort of lost track of her unfortunately. Nicole wishes him better luck next time and walks away. EJ follows her - You're really here on your own? Nicole - Stunning isn't it? You know as popular as I am ... EJ - Why? Nicole - Because I've changed. I decided I didn't want to be with some idiot guy for all the wrong reasons. EJ - By idiot guy I take it you're referring to me. Nicole - Wow. You really enjoy taking credit for things you don't deserve. No, you are not the guy. Gus is the guy. When he took me hostage, my pathetic, sad life passed in front of me, okay? Thank you for picking me up off the floor but I realised that I need to rely on myself. I don't know what's going on. Maybe I'm having some sort of spiritual awakening. EJ - So you're staying away from guys for good? Nicole - No. Just the wrong ones. Brady watches. Nicole asks EJ what he's doing here. EJ - Who doesn't like a party? Nicole scoffs - Like you give a damn about what's going on here. The Horton legacy, you care about that? EJ's excuse is that he was just curious to see what all the fuss was about. What's yours? Nicole wanted to see Sydney and Johnny. EJ - Did you? Nicole - Yeah, they look happy. And of course, there's an open bar. EJ - It's good to see the old spiritual journey brought you back to your temple. EJ - Are you sure you're not here to celebrate this wonderful if conventional marriage? Nicole - What are you talking about? I don't think it was conventional. I think it was rare. These two beautiful people, this couple, managed to find what everyone out there is looking for. Everyone but you of course. EJ - What exactly is it that everybody except me is looking for? Nicole - To find someone to spend the rest of their life with; to find someone who needs you as much as you need them; who understands you, who loves you no matter what. That is what I want. I'm tired of settling! I may never find it but I would rather die than end up in some man's arms that I can't stand. Maybe it's the romantic in me. She tells him to enjoy the rest of the party and wishes him luck with his millionaire matchmaker. He tries to stop her from leaving but she walks away. Jack listens as Abigail tells Adrienne that the only thing that would have made today more perfect is if dad were here. Jen hugs her. Abigail - I know that what he gave up, us basically, is his loss, not ours. Jen tells her they're going to take all his anger, pain and hurt and but it behind them. Adrienne thinks that's going to get easier with this handsome doctor following her around all the time. Maggie - You two look awfully good together. Dan comes up. Adrienne tells him they were just talking about him. Mel - Yeah, mostly good things. Dan was hoping he could steal Jennifer away for just a moment. Jen - Another dance? Dan - No this is more important than a dance. This way milady.
Jen's house - Part 2: Hope comes out of the kitchen laden with bags. Let's get back before anyone notices we're gone. Bo doesn't think with John and Marlena, Carrie and Austin and the Millionaire Matchmatcher there that anyone will notice they're gone. (He says that last part with a donut stuffed in his mouth). Hope thinks they will notice they're gone because they have the donuts. Bo takes the bags. They are about to leave when Hope sees the packet of envelopes on the floor. Wait a second - what are these? Hope - There are no names on these envelopes. Bo opens one - It's a bank statement. Hope - There's no name on this either; just an account number. Do you see this? The same amount has been deposited every month. Bo - And withdrawn a few days later. We've got a phone number here. Hope - That's overseas. Why were these being sent here? Who was making the deposits? Bo - And more important, who was making the withdrawals? Hope gets off her cell after thanking someone for the information - she appreciates it. She tells Bo they wouldn't give her a name or tell her why all these statements were sent here. Bo asks if they gave her anything. They did. They said this is a clearing house account that's been open for twenty years. Bo - That's more information than I thought we'd get without a court order. Hope doesn't think these belong to Jennifer. Bo - This account has been open for 20 years plus - that just leaves your grandparents. Hope - I've never heard either one of them talk about this before. It's a strange thing to keep a secret, don't you think? Bo - So you've never heard anyone in your family talk about this account. Hope - No, and given the dates, the only person it could have belonged to is Gran. I know she revised her will right before ... there was no mention of this in any of the paperwork that was drawn up. Not even a letter to anyone to say that it existed. Hope sees Bo's face - What are you thinking? Tell me. Bo - You're not going to like it. Hope - Probably not but whatever it is, I need to hear it. Bo - You know I love your Grandma and I know what kind of integral person she is but if I were to find this in any other circumstance in anyone else's home, an account hidden for over twenty years; money going in, money going out - same amount. There's only one conclusion I could draw. Hope nods - I'm thinking the same thing. Is it even possible? Could someone have been blackmailing my grandmother?
Horton Town Square - Part 3: Chloe tells Brady and Nicole that she said goodbye to Daniel. Nicole asks her if she's okay. I will be, it's just that Salem's been my home for so long. Nicole tells her that doesn't have to change; we're still living here. Chloe - I know. All the people I love except for Parker. Brady reminds her she's doing this for Parker. Nicole hugs her - I don't want you to leave but I am so proud of you. Chloe says Chicago is not that far away. We can visit each other. Wow! I'm really doing this, aren't I? Brady - Honey, you are going to be spectacular. Chloe thanks him. I wish I didn't have to go on my own. Kinsey walks up - What if you didn't? What if I come to Chicago with you? Jen looks around - Where are the donuts? Dan doesn't know - a Horton celebration without the donuts - what's the world coming too. They are standing by a multi-tiered cake and looking at the picture of Tom and Alice. Jack sneaks up the stairs right beside them. Jen - I really wish you could have met my grandparents. Dan - Me too. Jen - My grandfather really would have respected the doctor you are and you would have made him laugh. And my Gram, she would probably have invited you to dinner every other night. Dan thinks that would be because he loves her this much (he stretches his arms out wide) then kisses her. Jen - You know I was her favourite. Dan - You're my favourite too. I've made a lot of mistakes in the past ... relationships ... I'm not perfect. I know that but you are perfect for me. And I know you said don't rush things and I heard you; but today, amongst all this, I started thinking about your grandparents and how important life really is. And things that are important to me and I feel that this is the right time to say I'm ready to make a bigger commitment to you, to us. Jack listens intently. Kinsey asks Chloe what she thinks. Chloe - Are you serious? Kinsey - I could use a fresh start too. I could be so helpful, I swear. I could watch Parker for you while you're working at the club. Chloe - If you really want to, I'm all for it. Kinsey is happy and excited. She thanks Chloe and hugs her. I'm going home to pack. Chloe - Wow. This is really happening, isn't it? Nicole and Chloe hug again. Chlole doesn't know how to say goodbye to Brady. Brady - Then don't. Just knock 'em dead for me, alright? They kiss and hug. Carrie dances with Austin and tells him it's such an amazing day. She wishes they could stay longer. So does Austin. Carrie - No matter where we are, this is the one place that always feels like home. Austin - No matter where you are, that's home to me. They kiss. Marlena and John are dancing. Marlena - I miss everybody. They were such a big part of our lives. John - I'm glad we made the extra effort to be here. It goes by so fast. Marlena - I was thinking about Brady. I think you have to make contact with him. John knows. Do you think we should tell everyone the other reason we're here. Marlena - No. They're having such a good time. Let them enjoy that as long as they can. Dan - Jennifer, I am crazy about you. And I want that smile of yours to be the last thing I see at night and the first thing I see every morning. We're ready for this. Jack is leaning over the stairway trying to hear better when some guy talking on his cell bumps into him and sends him sailing over the staircase right into the cake. Dan - What the hell? Jen - Oh. Jack waves - Hi Jennifer. Jen - Jack!
Preview: Jack and Jen yelling at each other over top of each other (couldn't make out the words). Abigail walks up. Jack to Jennifer - I'm not deserting my family. Dan - You already did. Jen with Abigail next to her to Jack - I want you to go. Jack - You're not going to keep me away from my daughter.
Thursday Sept 29
Horton Town Square - Part 1: Replay of Jack falling into the cake and then greeting Jen. John asks Marlena what she's thinking about. About what a wonderful night this has been. John - And how much you hate not being able to tell our friends and family the real reason we're here. Marlena - Hate it. John thought they had decided it wasn't a good idea; at least not yet. Marlena - We can trust our family. John - Of course we can and we'll tell them eventually. I have no intention of ruining this evening for everyone. Jack gets up and with as much dignity as he can muster says 'I'll be right back.' Roman sees Abe talking to one of his staff and guesses that he's about to make his reelection bid official. Roman isn't surprised; he's the best mayor this town has ever had. Abe thanks him but running unopposed is kind of anticlimatic. EJ and Kate eavesdrop and smirk. Abe adds that it's important to his wife that he make a big splash. Roman tells him the reason he's running unopposed is because nobody else would stand a chance. Lexie walks up just as Roman notices Stefano's arrival - What the hell is that? John - Why is that bastard here? Two reporters notice Stefano's arrival and comment on the fact that he's not on the guest list. Things are about to get interesting. Marlena watches Stefano with Kate and EJ. Stefano DiMera being at a celebration like this can only mean one thing. The male reporter says - Trouble! Marlena says there is only one thing to do; ignore him! John - Impossible! Stefano asks Kate and EJ what he missed. Kate makes a patronizing insult and EJ laughs hysterically. Kate is just glad he's here. Stefano - What Brady shindig is complete without a DiMera. EJ - Or three. Stefano thinks it's time to say his hello's. He walks over to John and Marlena and tells them he thought he'd come over and welcome them home. He calls Marlena his lovely Queen of the Night. And tells John it's good to see him on two feet at last. John - Go to hell. Stefano - Charming as ever. Have a good evening; I know I will. He walks away. John - Yeah, he's up to something. Marlena - He always is. John - It's worse this time, I can feel it in my bones. Lexie apologises to Abe and Roman - Apparently my family thinks it wouldn't be a party without them crashing it. Roman has an idea - Why don't we pretend they're not here? He goes to get them some drinks. Lexie tells Abe she found the perfect place for his campaign headquarters. It's just across from the square. It will help to associate all the great changes coming to Salem with you. John and Marlena come over. Marlena asks if it isn't time to make an announcement. Abe thinks so. John is really happy they're here to see it. Not as happy as Abe is that they're here. Lexie tells them that Bo and Hope aren't the only ones with surprises; she has one of her own. Daniel, Jen and Jack walk into the square after Jack has cleaned himself up as best he can. Dan holds out his hand - To answer you're earlier question I'm Daniel Jonas. Jack ignores him. Jen doesn't understand what he's doing here. You've been in the middle of an extended midlife crises so what are you doing here? We haven't heard from you in a year. Did you do your walkabout? Did you have fun? Jack says it wasn't his idea to drop in like that. Jen - Did you call your children to tell them you're not dead or were you just going to post it on your blog. Jack - You're mad, I get it. I'm a little mad too. The problem is, I can't talk about it in front of this guy. Jen - This guy that you wouldn't shake hands with. Jack argues that he doesn't know him from a hole in the wall. Jen - He doesn't know you either. His name is Dr. Daniel Jonas and he is not going anywhere. Jack looks at Dan - Would you please mind letting me and my wife talk in private for a minute. Jen - I'm not your wife. Jack - What did you say? Jen - I said I'm not your wife. We're divorced.
EJ, Stefano and Kate make fun of the party while guzzling free champagne. Stefano wonders if anyone thought of erecting a statue of him. EJ tells him to be careful what he wishes for; they may erect an effigy. Kate says this family has accomplished more than what could be summarized on a bronze plaque. Stefano - Tom and Alice Horton were revered in this town and beloved my many. Kate - Not by all. Stefano thinks they've gotten recognition for their accomplishments - he raises his glass to Roman - and I don't think they're going to end very soon. Abe tells Lexie he can't believe she scored those great campaign digs - he doesn't know how many more surprises he can take. Marlena asks Lexie if she's going to keep them in suspense. Yes. Just wait until you hear me make my speech. I'm going to tell this town exactly why you should be mayor for another 4 years. Abe wanted to keep it low key. Marlena tells him this isn't the time to be humble. Lexie tells Abe this campaign matters - it's a big deal. Roman comes over bringing a waiter with a tray of drinks. Lexie toasts - To my husband the mayor. To the splash you are going to make today and for the next 4 years. Roman - My entire department is behind you. Abe - I hope so since no one is running against me. Abe thanks them all. Lexie thinks it's great that Abe has Salem's most upstanding citizens behind him. Jack - What do you mean we're divorced? Since when? Jen - Since you abandoned your wife and your children. Jack denies abandoning them. Jen - I haven't seen or heard from you since I left for Salem for my grandmother's funeral. The only way I knew anything about you was from that stupid, insipid blog of yours. Oh wait, there was that sweet little text you sent me after I had heart surgery - thanks for that. Jack - I didn't know anything about that. You can't divorce me without me. Jen - Yes I can. I don't need you. I had a judge give me what I needed ex-parte. Jack - You can't do this to us! Jen - What are you talking about? How can you say that to me? You dropped off the face of the earth. Jack - I can explain everything if you'd just ... Jen - Just what? Waited for your egomanical lifelong phase to resolve itself? Do you have any idea how much you haved hurt our children? Do you have any idea how hard it was to tell them everyday that you still loved them even though you were acting like a colossal jerk? Jack - I love them ... Jen - You don't love anybody. Abigail walks up with Chad. Jack sees Abigail - I'm so glad to see you. I have missed you so much. He goes to hug her but she steps back - No, don't.
Terri comes up to Abe and tells him it's time. Lexie - Are you ready Mr. two-term Carver? Abe doesn't see how he can lose with her by his side. Rafe joins John and Marlena. When they ask where Sami is he tells them she snuck off to kiss the kids goodnight. Marlena thanks him for taking care of them and Sami. Rafe - It's been my total pleasure. Lexie is at the podium. She asks for everyone's attention. Kate tells EJ she hopes his father gets back in time for this. EJ curses - How the hell did Abe get lucky enough to have a woman like Alexandra supporting him. Lexie - It is my great pleasure to speak to you today about a very special man, my husband, your mayor, Abraham Carver. Kate points at Lexie and tells EJ - She's his best weapon. You need one of those. Abigail takes off with Chad - Dan, Jen and Jack follow. Chad tells Jack this is not a good time. Jack asks her to look at him please. I'm sorry. Abby - You're sorry? What the hell are you doing here? Jack - I came back to see you and your mom. Abby - Why now? Jack - I thought it had been long enough. Abby - Really? You're timing sucks Daddy. Did you even care that we were on our own when we needed you the most? Jack - I tried to get back to you but it's complicated. Abby - Yeah, air got a little thin on Base Camp 3 on Mt. Everest huh. Jack - You read that blog. Abby - Of course I read the blog. It's the only way I knew if you were alive or not Dad. Jack - I have explaining to do. I understand that. Abby cries - Not one phone call. Not one email to me or JJ or mom. How could you be so selfish? Do you have any idea how worried sick we've all been about you? You can't just come back here and expect to pick up where you left off. Jack - I never expected that. I never expected a lot of things. Abby - This is just so wrong. Jack - You're telling me. Jen hugs Abby and turns to Jack - You've done enough, don't you think? Jack - This is not going to get any better if we don't talk. You're not going to keep me away from my daughter. He steps towards Abigail but Dan puts his hand on Jack's chest - I think she was pretty clear about what she wants from you right now. Jack - You don't want to push me. Dan - No, I don't but I will. Lexie's speech goes on - she talks about the Brady's and the Hortons and of course Tom and Alice and their generous donation that made the renovation of the square happen. Kate tells Stefano this is perfect - Lexie just started speaking. Stefano proclaims that Abraham Carver does not deserve a woman like my daughter by his side. Kate - That's exactly what we were saying. Lexie continues talking about Abe and his mayoral accomplishments. Dan tells Jack that he thinks he needs to step back and give Jennifer and his daughter some space. Jack doesn't care what he thinks. You're my family and I'm not deserting my family. Dan - You already did. Jack - I don't care about some guy that just tries to break up families. Jen - He didn't. You're right, you don't have to listen to Daniel but you have to listen to me. I want you to go. Jack - I'm not going anywhere until we all talk to each other. Jen - Than stand here and talk to yourself because we are going. They all walk away except Chad so Jack asks him what he's looking at. Chad just shakes his head and walks away. Lexie keeps extolling Abe's virtues. This man was made for this job. He puts his heart and soul into everyday. Kate says this day has been full of surprises. Stefano raises his glass to many more to come.
Lexie continues. This week your mayor along with with the hardworking Salem police department apprehended the man responsible for the brutal attacks of women on the pier. There has been a precipitious drop in crime and and increase in job creation while nationally the country continues to suffer. And the city pension is running at a surplus thanks to wise investments made in Basic Black's financial services division. Thank you John Black and thank you Mayor Carver. Living with Mayor Carver she sees how tirelessly he works. He brings his work home because he knows his responsibility is to each and everyone of you. She talks about the pride she feels in the work he's done. While my own work is important, there are many other skilled doctors in Salem, but there is no one like your mayor. So I've reduced my workload so I can support my husband, your mayor, in his bid for another 4 year term. Kate asks Stefano if he knew she was going to do that. He did not. Alexandra is very passionate about this but she's in for a rude awakening. EJ - When she wakes up, she's going to be very upset with me. Lexie continues talking - Abe goes to John's side - it's getting a little embarrassing. John tells him to just enjoy it because in a moment's time it could just turn on a dime. Rafe gets a call. He tells Roman he'll be right back. He steps away - I can hear you better now. What's up? Wait - what? You sure about this? Lexie is going to turn the mic over to the man she'll be voting for in November, the man she'll be telling all of them to vote for - welcome your current and future mayor of Salem, Abraham Carver. John and Marlena exchange worried glances. Abby asks her mom if she knew Dad was back in Salem. No, she was just as shocked, maybe more, as she was. Abby asks why he looks like he just lost a pie-eating contest. Jen - Dan and I were standing by the cake and your father fell on top of it. He's your father, he had to make a grand entrance. Abby asks what he said. Jen doesn't know what he was saying; he was saying a lot of things. Abby looks at Dan - I bet he was hassling you too. Dan - No, he doesn't even know me. I was asking your mom a question and he just fell out of the sky. Abigail doesn't understand how he could just show up today of all days. Jen - The same way he disappears whenever he wants to. Abby - Did he say where he's been? Jen admits she didn't really let him speak. Abigail - Neither did I and I'm not going to. Jen knows this is upsetting for her but I can decide if I want your father in my life - you can't do that. Abigail - The hell I can't. Jen - He is your father and he will always be your father. I know you don't like him right now but he loves you very much. Abby - Does he? Because I really hate what he's done to me and to JJ. Chad - You know I get this better than most people but at the end of the day your mom is right. It doesn't matter what Jack did; he's always going to be your dad. You're going to have to deal with that. Abby - Why? Chad - I think you need some time, some space and some air. He suggests taking her for a ride. Jen tells her she loves her. It doesn't matter what happens with your father. We love each other and we're going to stick together and figure this out. Chad and Abby leave. Jen hugs Daniel. Dan says she probably needs some space too. Jen doesn't want to leave. Jack goes to the bar and orders a double scotch and drinks it down - he takes two more shots. Adrienne walks up behind him - You could be the spitting image of my brother. He turns around. Adrienne - Jack, it's you. She hugs him.
She can't believe he's home. You look so different. She's so happy he's home. Do Jennifer and Abigail know he's back? What's on your jacket? Jack - Call it my just desserts. Adrienne - I'm not going to ask. They didn't know you were coming. Jack - No, I thought I'd just drop in. Adrienne - Typical Jack. How could you do this? Where the hell have you been? Dan asks Jen if she doesn't want to leave because Jack is here. Not at all. This party, celebration, is for my grandparents. I'm not leaving because my ex-husband showed up - I'm not going to let him ruin this night. Dan can't imagine how hard this is for her. Jen insists she is fine. It's Abigail I'm worried about. She's so angry right now. Dan - She just needs some time to process ... Jen - Jack needs some time to grow up. I'm so sorry for the way he treated you; that's not right. Dan - He thought I was moving in on his wife ... Jen snaps - I'm not his wife. Dan - And you're not okay. Today has been a wonderful celebration of your grandparent's legacy. Nothing can ruin that. Jen knows that. Dan says the party is winding down, Abe is going to kick off his mayoral campaign, the tree is lit and the square has been dedicated so I think your grandparents would understand if you didn't want to be where Jack is. Jen thinks he's right. Dan - Let me take you home. They leave and Jack watches. Lexie finally introduces Abe but before he can go up to the podium EJ highjacks it. He has something to share with them that is of the utmost importance. Adrienne asks Jack if he's going to tell her where he's been all this time or not. He will. It's been a really hard day for me and I need for you to cut me some slack. Adrienne asks if Jennifer and Abigail even know he's here because you should be talking to them, not me. Jack - I tried talking to them hence the scotch. Adrrienne - I'm sorry Jack but what did you expect really? Jack - That they'd listen to me. That maybe I could make them understand. Adrienne - Practice on me. You get me to understand - good luck. Tell me where you've been and start from the beginning. Tell me why you left your precious family high and dry. What the hell has been going on with you Jack?
Jen's house: Dan and Jen go into the living room. Dan asks if he can get her anything. No. He wishes he knew what to do or to say to make her feel better. Jack was, he is, a very important part of your life and whatever you're feeling now, I understand. Jen cries. Dan says if she needs some time alone to deal with everything, he completely understands. Jen thanks him. Dan is going to go but if she decides she doesn't want to be alone, just call him and he'll come right back. Jen says ok. Dan - If you can, you get some rest. I am here for you no matter what - you know that. I love you. He gets up to go. Jen - Please wait. I don't want you to go. She throws herself into his arms and cries.
Horton Town Square - Part 2: Before EJ can say more Lexie gets up and apologises for the interruption. Just give us a moment please. Abe, Lexie and EJ step aside. Abe asks him what the hell he's doing. EJ promises not to take up too much of Abe's airtime. He goes back to the podium. Kate is so pleased and so is Stefano. Rafe is still on the phone - No, okay - it's just - does this have to happen now? Okay. EJ has just a few words. I thought if was important that before our mayor formally announces his intention to run for reelection to say that he will not be running unopposed. I am formally declaring my intent to be the next mayor of Salem. KIate and Stefano clap - no one else.
Preview: Carrie to Austin - You didn't bother to tell me. You knew and you kept it to yourself. Bo looking at Rafe etc - What the hell? Rafe (with Brady watching) to John - I hate to do this to you. I really do. EJ is watching as well as Bo and Hope.
Friday Sept 30
Horton Town Square - Part 1: Bo tells Hope that if he didn't know better he'd think she was having the time of her life. Hope can't stop thinking about those bank statements they found at Gran's. Bo says with no name on the accounts it's pretty hard to know who they belong to. Hope mentions the same amount being deposited every month. Bo - It doesn't make any sense. Hope tells him it has to. Why would Gran have these statements and why did she keep this secret all those years. Bo tells her to be patient. They'll figure it out. Hope - I know it's crazy but what if someone was blackmailing Gran. Bo - Let's not go there. We'll investigate - we'll figure it out. They hear applause and then hear EJ declare his intention to be the next mayor of Salem. Stefano gloats; everyone else is not happy. Adrienne brings Jack another drink. She has a feeling they're going to need a few of these. Tell me everything. Start at the beginning and don't leave anything out. Where have you been and why haven't you been in touch with anyone - especially Jennifer. John and Marlena find EJ's announcement disgusting. How typical of a DiMera to pull something like this on a night like tonight. Roman - The question is, what does EJ really want? Bo and Hope join them. Bo - Junior's running for mayor? John - Afraid so. Nicole sits down with Kate and Stefano - Quite a turn of events, huh? Kate asks if she's surprised that her soon to be ex-husband is going to be mayor. Nicole scoffs - He has to win first. Politicians are behaving badly these days; EJ ought to fit right in. Carrie and Austin are with Rafe - Carrie says Bo and Hope said there would be a lot of surprises but I don't think anyone saw this coming. Austin wonders if there are any more shockers on the horizon. Rafe - Let's hope not. He then asks them if they've seen Sami; she went to say goodnight to the kids but she should have been back by now. EJ continues his speech. He then invokes the name of the Lord and then starts spewing his spin. He talks about his 'humble beginnings' outside of America. He talks about his dream for this city and that's why he accepted the position all those years ago of CEO of DiMera Enterprises - so he could pay the dream forward. He wants to rebuild Salem. He has a dream for Salem. He dreams of a Salem free from the drug dealers, prostitutes, charlatans and corporate embezzlers that have reduced this city to a shadow of it's former self. (I lost audio for the last part of speech). He's finally done so he introduces the current mayor making sure to put his arm around Abe and smile for the cameras. The reporters swarm him so he suggests they move - he then drapes himself over the plaque of Tom and Alice to answer their questions. The first thing he does is disparage the job Abe has done as Mayor. Roman tells Abe to not let them get to him. Bo tells Abe not to worry, that clown can campaign until he's an old man - no DiMera is ever going to run this town. Marlena - If we let them spoil our evening then they've won something. We have to remember why we're here, to honour the memory of Tom and Alice. Nicole sits next to Brady at the bar. He asks her if she's figured out what EJ is up to. Nicole - You've got me. She didn't know anything about this. Even if EJ had told her he was going to do it she wouldn't have taken him seriously. (I lost audio and the picture froze again for the rest of their conversation and whatever may have followed).
Jen's house - Part 1: Jen cries - Why did he do this? Why did he come back here again? She apologises. Dan tells her to talk to him. Jen doesn't know what to say, think or feel - she doesn't know anything right now. I don't want you go. Dan won't let her go through this alone. I am with you always - I got you. He holds her. Jen says it's so hard - especially the way it ended with Jack ... or didn't. She woke up one morning and he was gone again. Dan - Which is why you filed for divorce, so you could have closure. She did and then she saw the way he reacted. Dan - He was surprised. Jen - He was shocked and hurt - why do I even care? I'm sorry. Dan - Don't be. I just want you to be sure that you're sure. I don't want to put the spotlight on you but you seem awfully concerned about Jack's feelings. Jen - You're upset. Dan says he isn't. All I want to know is do you think you still have feelings for Jack?
Horton Town Square - Part 2: Maggie tells Victor - It was so beyond rude, upstaging Abe like that. Of course, why should I be surprised, it's the DiMera's. Victor - Tasteless. Maggie - It was unconscionable. You don't seem outraged. Victor - It's not going to affect Abe. His record speaks for itself. Maggie - Look what he's doing to Lexie, his sister. And here of all places - tonight was supposed to be about Tom and Alice. Victor asks her not to let this spoil their evening. Maggie thinks she needs to talk to Abe and Lexie. Victor - Go on. I'll be here. EJ is still answering questions - he says something in Spanish. Chad wonders what is going on here. Sonny tells him his brother is running for mayor but he did give our website a plug. Chad is shocked to hear he's running for mayor. Jack is pacing. So that's where I've been. It's not the story you were expecting, was it? Adrienne is in tears. Oh God Jack, I'm just so glad you're home safe. I had no idea. Jack - No one did. It wouldn't have worked if anyone knew. Adrienne - But Jennifer's completely in the dark. Jack - Had to be. Adrienne - God Jack, what you've been through - I can't even begin to imagine. Jack - Well, you can read all about it. Adrienne - This changes everything, don't you see. You have to go to her. You have to tell Jennifer everything. She needs to know the truth; she deserves to know the truth, she and Abigail deserve it. Jack - I can't. Adrienne - You have to Jack. Jack - I tried. She couldn't hear it. She was too hurt. Someone hurt her - that would be me. I guess after all I'm at fault ... Adrienne - Yes, Jack, you are. You screwed up. I'm not going to lie to you. If you had been honest from the beginning instead of going off rogue like you always do, your family would have welcomed you with open arms. Jack - Are you done yet? Adrienne - No, actually I'm not. There's something else bothering me here. If I didn't know you better, I'd think you were deliberately trying to hurt Jennifer and Abigail. EJ goes rushing into proud Poppa's arms. Abigail is telling Melanie about Jack's return. Being near my Dad like that makes me crazy. You're lucky your dad is so normal, so perfect. Mel wouldn't say he's perfect but she admits she was lucky because they were friends before she found out he was her dad. It's awesome. Abigail - That's the way I used to feel about my Dad. Growing up, I loved him so much. He was my hero and then one day he just disappeared. I'll never understand how he could just abandon his family like that. Mel asks how her mom feels about Jack being back. Abby - She`s a mess. Mel - She's not the only one. I`ve called my dad about 8 times and he`s not returning any of my phone calls. I`m worried about him.
Patti is now at the DiMera table. Who knew my date had political aspirations. Stefano says - Not aspirations, my son is going to win. Kate smiles - You turned Abe into an afterthought. Patti thinks his campaign would be better served if he had the right woman. Lexie comes up to the table - How dare you! How dare both of you! How could you do this to Abe. To me? EJ - This is politics, it's not personal. I'm just trying to do what's best for the city. Lexie - Save your rhetoric for the campaign trail. You and I both know this was personal. You humilated my husband and to what end? I mean, what's going on here. What's this really about? EJ - Is is really so hard to believe that I'm trying to make this world a better place? Lexie - Do you really want me to answer that? EJ - Where is the harm in elevating our family name? We have a truce with the Kiriakis family, now this is a new era for us. I thought you'd be happy. Lexie - And if you just had to run for office, why announce it today? You hijacked Abe's moment intentionally. EJ - I`m sorry if you take issue with the way I`ve handled things ... Lexie snaps - You handled things like an amoral crook. Patti tries to defend him but Lexie yells at her to stay out of this. Lexie - I can't stop you from running but God help me EJ, if you continue to play dirty, you're going to have to answer to me. Do I make myself clear? EJ - Crystal. Kate asks Stefano if he's just going to let her walk away. Stefano declares that Lexie is full of fire; more of a DiMera than she'll ever admit. Marlena sits next to John who is checking his emails on his phone. He tells her this is progressing more rapidly than he anticipated. Marlena - When I thought of coming back to Salem, I thought about reconnecting with our family and our friends. I guess that isn't happening. Not after EJ's stunt and now this. John isn't 100% certain how or when this is going to play out - but you need to prepare yourself. Rafe is wandering around wondering where Sami is when his friend from the FBI joins him. We`ve got the warrant. We're ready to move in. Rafe - Not yet. You need to hold off just a little while longer. He doesn't think that`s possible. Rafe explains that he needs to find his wife and explain what the hell is going down. If we don`t act now, we lose the upper hand. We've been waiting for this guy to come back into the country. If we hold off and he leaves the State again, we've blown it. Rafe - 5 minutes alright. He tries calling Sami again. Bo brings Hope a glass of champagne and suggests that they try to enjoy the rest of the evening and not think about those bank statements. Hope wishes she could. Bo - Would it help if I did a dance for you -
hold on, I'll dance and sing ... He tries to cheer her up. I'm sure there's a logical explanation for those statements. We'll figure it out and you'll feel a lot better. Bo sees Maggie and suggests talking to her. Maybe she can help us out. They go over to Maggie. She has one rule - no discussing EJ and his ludricous announcement. Hope - I wanted to talk to you about Gran. Do you know any reason why Gran would have an overseas bank account? Maggie makes a joke about Alice putting all the money she made from donut sales in a Swiss bank account. She can see they're serious. Bo - Is there a reason she had to stash money away? Did she have to pay somebody off? Hope - Please. I need to know the truth. Chad tells Abigail they can leave if it's too awkward for her. No she's okay - she had a good talk with Mel. Being around friends helps and also having an amazing boyfriend who understands what I`m going through who is so patient and understanding ... Chad - If there's one thing I understand, it's family confrontations - it's kind of my specialty. Abby - I just wish I could understand how he could do it; just show up here with no warning and expect that I would be happy to see him. Jack tells Adrienne she's absolutely right. Jennifer and Abigail didn't deserve this. I left and came back when I promised I'd never do it again. I broke that promise. I never wanted to hurt them but that's what happened. Adrienne - That's because you don't think, you just act. You've always done this for as long as I`ve known you. You take off and never think about how your actions affect any anybody. Jack - Jennifer and Abigail's response just confirmed that. I shouldn't have come back. I should leave right now. He gets up and starts walking away.
Jen's house - Part 2: Jen and Dan now have some tea. Jen - Feelings for Jack, yeah, I have feelings for Jack. I have anger. That would be the top of my feelings right now. I feel confused, I feel pain, I feel so protective of Abigail right now - I feel sad for her. I feel sad that her Dad would walk out on her without a second thought. So yeah, I have so many feelings that I can't sort them out. Dan - All I really want to know is do you still love him? You loved each other once. You had a relationship, a marriage for a very long time. Jen - You're right. A part of me will always love Jack but if you're asking me if I want him to be back in my life; if I want him to be part of my life ... Dan - That's what I'm asking. Jen - No, I want you. I cherish you. I cherish the man you are. I want my future to be with you. I want to spend the rest of my days with you.
Horton Town Square - Part 3: Adrienne tells him to get back here. Jack - If I don`t leave now, it's going to make things worse for her. Adrienne - Don't you see that you`re doing the exact same thing - you're running away. You love her. Jack - More than anything. Adrienne - Exactly. So you go to her and you tell her that. You tell her everything. You tell her where you've been and why you weren't in touch. But most of all you tell her you're sorry. You get on your knees and you beg for her forgiveness for not trusting her enough to tell her the truth from the beginning. You owe it to her. Go to her now and tell her everything. Jack hugs her - Wish me luck. Maggie - Alice, keep secrets. Never. Your grandmother didn't have any secrets. You know her as well as I do. Your grandmother was an open book. Brady comes up - He's sorry to interrupt but he wonders if he could borrow Maggie for a minute. Hope - Of course - go enjoy your evening. After they walk away Bo says Maggie is right. Mrs. H. was not the type to keep secrets, especially from family. Hope - That's true, she never did. She always made sure we knew where all the important paperwork was, including the keepsakes. She never said anything about this account. Bo - So what do you want to do? Hope - Keep looking. As hard as it is to face, I just have this terrible feeling that Maggie is wrong. The reporters are talking to EJ but desert him and swarm around Nicole - Mrs. DiMera. They want to know if it's true that EJ saved her life when she was being held hostage at the police station. Nicole hesitates but then replies - I wouldn't have made it without him. They want more information. Nicole tells them they'd be better off talking to the police because it's a bit of blur for her. EJ comes over - Why don't we respect Mrs. DiMera's privacy. After the reporters leave Nicole whacks him with her clutch bag. What is wrong with you? You're going to use me for your publicity now ... I don`t think so. Carrie tells Marlena it looks like they're going to call it a night; head back to the hotel. Marlena - Not so soon. Carrie explains that Austin has work. Austin says he got an assignment from SEC that can't be put off. Were investigating a corporate giant. All signs point to a misallocation of pension funds. Carrie hugs Marlena. Marlena says it's so good to see you. Austin - Give my best to John Black. John asks Roman and Abe to have a seat for a second. Marlena joins them. John says they need to talk. I was hoping we wouldn't have to do this tonight but it's important; it's serious. Abe asks if something is wrong. John - Could be. Could be very serious. Nicole is walking away from EJ telling him he doesn't get to use her for his publicity campaign - EJ shooes the reporters away. EJ claims it wasn't his intention at all. Nicole - Really? He claims the reporter asked some questions - all he did was try to nip it in the bud. Nicole scoffs - With some anecdotes about how you saved the day. EJ understands that she has no intention of supporting his candidacy and that's fine - the wife of a politcian doesn't have much fun. Nicole has no intention of being his wife for much longer. What she wants to know is why is running at all. What is the real reason? EJ is doing it for Sydney and Johnny. He wants them to have a name they can be proud of; not ashamed of. Nicole - You do realise that could take centuries. A leopard doesn't change it's spots and you have a lot. EJ isn't trying to change his spots. He reminds her they had this conversation the night they had champagne - you are who you are, I am who I am. We can't change that but what I can change is the way people see me.
Jen's house - Part 3: Jen kisses Dan - How could I not want to be with a man like you. You're a great man. You're solid. Dan - Solid? Is that a good thing? Jen - It's great. You're reliable and you're solid and that's exactly what I need. And so unlike Jack. Take today as an example - he could have called and said I'm coming home instead he surprised me and fell into the dessert. But that's Jack. There's always drama or hijinxs - there's nothing inbetween. Dan - Sounds exciting. Jen says it's not. It's not what I want. I want empathy, communication and commitment. I want you. I don't even know why we're talking about Jack being in Salem because he's probably not in Salem anymore. This was probably a pitstop on the way to his next adventure - he probably didn't even want me to know he was here. It was obviously an accident that I found out. I don't want to talk about him - I just want my life back. I want to know why - why did he do this. Why does he want to hurt me and Abigail again when we were just learning how to live without him? She stands by the window. I'm so tired of it. I just want to tell him - You're out of my life Jack. And I can't do it - we have two children together - I can't do it. Dan - If there's anything I can do ... Jen - Just keep being you. I just want to hold you, that's all. Outside the door, Jack brushes off his suit.
Horton Town Square - Part 4: Victor strolls with Maggie - There`s something I want to show you. Maggie - What is it? He points up and the lights dim. People wonder what's going on. On the wall by the stairs the words `Will You Marry Me? appear. A lot of awws ensue. Maggie is tearful. Victor takes Maggie's hands in his - I love you. Someone would say that you should stop looking for love at my age but I feel like a teenager again. I don't want to lose that feeling. He pulls out a ring box - Maggie, will you please do me the honour of becoming my wife. He opens the ring box. Maggie cries - It's beautiful. Bo is beeming. Hope - You knew about this, didn't you? Yeah, Victor gave him a head's up. You don`t look surprised. Hope wasn't. Victor came to Jennifer and me and asked for permission. Bo - Good for him. I assume you said yes. Hope - I'm fond of Victor; doesn't mean I'm not still worried. Bo - You should not worry about Maggie. The most important thing to Victor now is protecting Maggie; it's the only thing to him. Hope - I know. And when two people love each other ... Bo - They can survive pretty much anything. Nicole tells EJ that she had no idea Victor was such a romantic at heart. Maggie has no idea what she's in for. Marriage - a fraud. EJ supposes it's hard not to be jaded after what they've been through. Stefano joins them. You don't need a matchmaker to tell me that Victor's choice in a wife has finally improved. Nicole - And that's my cue ... she walks away. EJ calls out to her - Do I have your vote. Nicole - I'm not sure. It depends where you stand - issues and everything. Rafe and Tim pass Stefano and EJ. Rafe tells John he hates to do this to him - he really does. Abe - What's going on? Maggie tells Victor - All this wasn't really necessary but I loved it. I like how it highlights that you're a real romantic. Victor - Hopelessly. Maggie - Still, you didn't have to try so hard. Victor - Does that mean ... they turn when they hear a commotion behind them. Bo - What the hell! He walks over to where everyone is gathered. What's going on here? Rafe - We're just doing our job here. John Black, you are under arrest for embezzlement, security fraud and misappropriation of pension funds. You have the right to remain silent ... and so on ... Abe - This has to be a mistake. Tim puts the cuffs on John as Rafe continues reading him his rights. Carrie exclaims to
Austin - OMG. This is what your emails were about.
Preview: Sami exclaiming - Whatever you think John has done, you.re wrong. John - Rafe.s just doing his job. Carrie to Austin - You knew John was about to be arrested and you didn.t bother to tell me. Marlena to John - We'll get through this together.
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