Monday Apr 2
Coffeehouse - Part 1: Carrie hugs Marlena and thanks her for coming. Marlena comments that she sounded upset on the phone. Carrie is upset. My life is a mess and I don't know what to do about it. Marlena asks her what's going. Carrie - I'm feeling pretty self-indulgent. Marlena doubts that. Carrie - It's instinct to turn to you when things aren't going well but I know how upset you are about John and Hope and whatever is happening in Alamainia. Marlena can't do anything but wring her hands and that doesn't accomplish a thing. Carrie hopes that she hears from John and that he and Hope come home very soon and that Uncle Bo will be okay. A lot has happened in the past few weeks. Marlena is glad she called. I'm glad to help you if I can. Carrie found out that Austin didn't cheat on her with Abigail. She lied to everyone. It's hard for Marlena to imagine Abigail lying about anything let alone something this hurtful. Carrie - I don't think she set out to lie. One night when Austin and I had a really bad fight he started drinking and he wound up at his office with Abigail. And the next morning when he woke up with her he assumed that ... and she let him go on thinking the worst. I was so furious with her when I found out what she had done but I was still so disappointed in Austin. Marlena - Of course you were. Carrie - You know what, the more I think about it, the more I realise that the person I'm most upset with is me. I realised that instead of trying to save my marriage I used what Austin had done or what I thought he had done to justify feeling the way I felt about Rafe. Marlena - Are you talking about the way you felt about Rafe or the way you're feeling about Rafe now?
Alamainia - Part 1: PG smokes, PJ pours drinks. John tells Gina this was a bad idea. We should have went straight for DiMera's egg tonight. Gina - Patience my love. We can't afford to make mistakes when we're this close to getting what we've always wanted. She toasts - To our freedom. John - And money. Once we sell that damn egg we will have enough money to be free of Stefano forever. Gina - The stakes are as high as they can possibly be which means we can't be rash or impulsive. That being said that doesn't mean we can't have a little fun in the meantime. There's a knock on the door. PG asks the woman if she has good news for her. She thinks so - I have a gentleman who has expressed interest in a high stakes private game. PG - Please show him in. John seats Gina who smiles and says - Come into my parlour said the spider to the fly. John warns - It's a high stakes game, keep a clear head. Gina assures him she'll be able to handle whoever it is. It's Stefano. Let the games begin. PG - And here I was concerned that I might be bored this evening. Stefano knows how much she hates to be bored. PG - You know me so well. Stefano - I know how you spent the money I gave you to get my egg back. PJ - All work and no play makes for a cranky princess. PG adds - You're not all that surprised to find us here. You do have someone watching our every move. Stefano laughs. You do know me well. He suggests they choose the game they want to play. The game everyone plays today is poker - what is it called, Texas Hold 'Em. PG never heard of it but it sounds like fun. Stefano thinks it's unfair to play a game she doesn't know anything about. PG reminds him how much she loves playing games.
Brady Pub - Part 1: Lucas tells Sami she doesn't need him. She insists she does - why would he think that. Lucas - Because it's the truth. You don't need me, you have EJ. Sami scoffs. I don't have EJ. I don't want anything to do with him. Lucas - Except let him give you an apartment and talk to my mom, something I was supposed to do about the whole corporate espionage thing. Sami - He did that on his own. I didn't ask him to. He said he wanted to do it for the kids. I had to take him up on the offer of the apartment. I can't stay at Rafe's anymore especially not after what Rafe did to me. Lucas - Rafe did to you? Sami - We're not talking about me and Rafe, we're talking about me and EJ. I'm going to pay him back every penny of that back rent. Why are you so upset about this. I didn't ask him to help me; he did this all on his own. Lucas - And why do you think he did that? Sami - Because he wants his kids to have a place to stay. Lucas - You just don't see it, do you? It's so obvious to me. Obviously he still has feelings for you. Sami - You're right about that. He does still have feelings for me - anger, hate, resentment, loathing ... Lucas - Since you can't be honest I guess I should be honest for you. It's so obvious to me that there are unresolved feelings between you and EJ. Sami - You're crazy. Lucas - No you're crazy because you keep denying it and EJ's in denial too.
HTS - Part 1: EJ asks Nicole - Are we having a baby? Nicole doesn't know what he thinks he just heard. EJ heard her say that she was pregnant. Rafe - Careful what you say to her. Nicole turns to walk away but EJ stops her - Are you okay? Rafe - Do you want me to make him leave? Nicole - It doesn't make a difference now. EJ - If everything is okay this is the most wonderful news. This is the luckiest baby - you are going to be the most wonderful mother. When he moves to take her in his arms she backs away and says no. EJ - You weren't going to tell me, were you? Nicole - I just found out. EJ - Okay. Have you seen a doctor? Nicole - Yeah, Daniel. EJ - He's not an ob-gyn. Nicole knows that. He told me to see someone as soon as possible. EJ - See the best person. The money doesn't matter. I know that you're worried and you should be. Rafe - Was that a threat Dimera because I really hope that it wasn't. EJ - This is a private, personal conversation. Rafe - It sounded like one of those strong arm tactics to me and I really hate those. EJ looks at Nicole - Would you please tell him to go away. Please tell him I'm not threatening you. Rafe - You said she should be worried. How am I not supposed to take that as a threat? EJ - I was talking about her medical history. He tells Nicole - I understand how worried you are. I understand that this must be a really big strain on you. Rafe - And you think that by bringing it up she's going to worry less, is that it? Nicole - Would you both stop talking about me like I'm not here. I want Rafe here because he's my friend and I don't think EJ is threatening me. EJ - Thank you. I wouldn't threaten you. We're going to do this together. I'm going to be with you every single step of the way sweetheart.
Alamainia - Part 2: PG is enjoying this game. PJ comments that she's already more than doubled her money. Stefano - Just remember that you may be ahead now but at the very end I win. PJ - If you really believe that why don't we up the stakes a little. Stefano has a proposition. Why don't you put everything you have on the table, I will match it. We'll play one hand winner take all. PJ - John had something a little more interesting than money in mind. If we win we will return your Anastasia egg when we're damn good and ready for a price to be negotiated. Stefano - And if I win. PJ - We'll get it for you tonight and you don't owe us anything. Stefano - Alright, deal the cards. John puts his hand on the dealer's arm - No so fast. I'd like a new dealer and new sealed deck of cards. Stefano - You don't trust me? PJ - No I don't. Stefano tells the woman they need a new dealer. As she's leaving John asks her to inform the new dealer they'll be checking the seal on the new deck of cards. Stefano - What ever happened to trust?
HTS - Part 2: Nicole - Could we please sit down and act like grownups in a public place. Look EJ I told you I just found out myself and you know that I was told in no uncertain terms that I couldn't have another baby. I'm worried. I have a lot on mind. I have a lot to process. EJ fully understands that. Nicole - I have a lot of personal decisions to make. EJ - That's why I think you need to move back into the mansion. Nicole - What? EJ - It's the most logical thing to do. Nicole - It's the craziest thing to do. I'm not doing that. EJ argues - I could take care of you. I could make sure you have everything you need. I'm sorry Nickie, end of discussion. Nicole - I said that I have some decisions to make and I do. There is one decision I have already made and it stands no matter what and I have to be very clear with you EJ. Just because I'm pregnant doesn't mean we are getting back together EVER! EJ - I understand why you would say that. You have every right to be cautious and you have no reason to trust me. But Nickie please it's really important that you're not making emotional and irrational decisions right now. Nicole - Excuse me but you and I both know this is the most rational decison I could make. I would be insane to ever trust you again. I would be crazy to let you back into my life. EJ - I really, really hope you're not going to try and keep my baby away from me Nickie.
Brady Pub - Part 2: Sami - That's your theory? That EJ and I are secretly longing for each other? Me shooting him in the head was just a speedbump on the road to true love. Lucas - I don't know. Maybe you just try to shoot people you're passionate about. Sami doesn't buy that theory that it's a thin line between love and hate. She declares this is stupid and they're not talking about it anymore. Lucas - Okay we won't talk about it. I want you to think about it. Think about everything that's gone on between you, everything you've done together, to each other and for each other and then tell me if there isn't anything going on. Cue flashback of grief sex. Lucas startles her out of her reverie and she spills her coffee. What? Lucas - Everytime I mention EJ you either spill something or go off into a stupid trance. Sami - I wasn't thinking about EJ. I was thinking about you and what must have happened to you in the Far East. You came back dumb. Let's say for your sake I do have these ridiculous feelings for him which I don't but even if I did why would I be asking you to stay? Lucas - I don't know. Maybe to protect you, save you from yourself. Make sure EJ doesn't get in your way, keep him away from you as much as I can. You know what I feel like with you sometimes? I feel like the best friend in a werewolf movie. I feel I have to keep you away from everybody before you hurt somebody; keep you locked up when the full moon comes out. Sami - That is not funny. Lucas isn't trying to be funny. I'm trying to tell you that you and EJ have unresolved feelings for each other and if you continue to have those feelings then it's going to be impossible for you to move on with anybody else. Sami - I hate you. Lucas - I know you do because I'm right, right? You screwed up your life with Rafe. I'm not going to stand by and watch you do it again; I'm not going to watch you circle the drain again. Sami - Oh really. So you decide to tell me how much I need you but when the chips are down you're going to turn tail and run.
Coffeehouse - Part 2: Carrie - To be honest I still do have feelings for Rafe. I can't stop trying to think about being with him. Those feelings didn't go away when I found out Austin didn't cheat on me or when Austin and I talked about trying to save our marriage. I know that's not how it should be but that's how it was. We went through so much to be together. Marlena - What's important is what's going on now; how you feel right now. Carrie - I've cried on your shoulder so many times. I cried when Sami interrupted our wedding with that horrible lie that Will was his son. I cried because Austin married Sami to bring Will home from Paris. I remember crying because Austin felt so guilty about Sami's car accident that he wouldn't leave her side. Marlena - You've had so much to get over. Carrie - I thought that I had when we were living in Switzerland. I didn't think about any of this. It took us so long to find our way back to each other. Am I ever going to be happy with what I have? Am I always going to be looking for the next best thing? What's wrong with me? Marlena - There is nothing wrong with you. Carrie - Can I ask you something personal? Marlena - I guess it depends on what it is. Carrie - How did you find the courage to leave Dad and be with John? Carrie apologises - I shouldn't have asked you that. Marlena says it's okay. I'm just trying to think what I want to say about it. You understand our situations are not the same. I fell in love with John when I thought he was Roman. Carrie knows. You didn't consciously decide to betray your husband by falling for someone else. Marlena - Betrayal is a big word. I didn't mean to make you feel guilty about this. I'm just saying that our situations are different and I'm not sure that by discussing me will be of any help to you solving your situation. Carrie - I see. Marlena - What I will tell you is that I was determined as I hope you are to save my marriage. I never wanted to hurt Roman. Carrie - But he knew how you really felt. He couldn't stand it and he left. Marlena - Right. Carrie - And in the end you had to follow your heart and be with John,. Marlena - That was the most painful decision I've ever had to make. Carrie - Let me ask you this. If you had to do it all over again would you make the same decision?
Alamainia - Part 3: Stefano comments that Gina doesn't look as cool, calm and collected as she'd like him to think she is. PG - I could say the same about you Steffie. The new dealer arrives. PG checks the seal and the cards and hands them over to the dealer. John the checks the deck - Deal. There are 2 aces showing. Stefano - What do you say we make this a little more interesting. If the princess wins I will leave you both alone forever. If I win you'll quit stalling and go and get my egg and bring it back to me tonight. Gina - Accepted. I feel like I cannot lose. Stefano - We'll see about that. Deal the card. It's a queen. Stefano - Ladies first. Gina has a full house - queens over aces. Stefano has a full house, aces over kings. I'm afraid you were wrong; you could lose and you have. Now go get me my egg.
Coffeehouse - Part 2: Marlena knows she did the right thing choosing John and I never ask myself what if because I can't possibly know the answer to that. Carrie - It's the what if's I've been struggling with. Austin and I have so much time and so much love invested but somehow we keep letting things come between us. If we have such a wonderful marriage that wouldn't happen. Marlena - A wonderful marriage takes an enormous amount of work. Carrie - I know but we've put in a lot of work to wind up here. And I think about Rafe and what an honest, loving man he is and the thought of making myself walk away from that ... I don't know what I should do. Please tell me what I should do. Marlena - I can't tell you what to do. Only you know what's in your heart. What I can tell you is be true to yourself; follow your heart. I wish I could help you more but you are the only one who knows what you are feeling. Carrie - You know what. I have thought about this a lot - to death in fact and I know who I want to be with. I'm going to go and find him right now. Marlena - Good luck. Carrie - Thank you for everything.
Brady Pub - Part 3: Lucas declares he's not turning his back on her. Sami - That's exactly what you're doing; me and Will. Lucas - No I'm not. I flew halfway around the world to be with you. I dropped everything to help you and Will. Help that obvioulsy wasn't wanted because you haven't listened to a word I've said since I've been here. Sami - I do want your help. I don't want you to pyschoanalyze me. Lucas - Now when my fiancée calls and tells me she wants me home of course you need me now after you screwed up everything. You screwed up your life. You screwed up your life with Rafe and your relationship with Will. Why? All because of EJ. Because you have unresolved feelings for EJ ... Sami - STOP SAYING THAT! Lucas - It's true. I'm not going to yell in public. I'm not going to do this with you anymore. I'm going to leave with my pride and my self-respect and my self-esteem. Sami - Lucas please don't go. Lucas - I can't do this with you. I am not going to do this anymore. I am not going to deal with you until you deal with EJ and if anything bad happens to you it's your own damn fault. You only have yourself to blame. He walks out.
HTS - Part 3: Nicole - Okay let's not get ahead of ourselves EJ. You know after last time; the doctor said I had almost no chance of carrying a baby to term. EJ - That's why I need to take care of you. You need to move back into the mansion. Nicole - No, it is not my home. It's yours. EJ - It's my baby. Don't think you can keep me from my child. I promise you I'm going to be a very important part of that child's life; don't you doubt that for a minute. Rafe - Enough. He puts his arm around Nicole - This craziness has gone on long enough. EJ - Hernandez, this is none of your business. Rafe - Actually it is my business. For the record, it's none of your business. EJ - You're such an arrogant S.O.B. Rafe - It's my child. The baby's mine. Nicole gives him a quick smile. EJ - There is no way that is your baby. Rafe - No way? You saw us together yourself. EJ - You told me nothing happened. Rafe - That's because Nicole is scared about how you'd react. Still is actually, but I'm not. EJ - You should be. Rafe - We just found out a couple of days ago. We were just discussing what we were going to do. EJ - He's lying Nickie. Nicole - No he's not. Why do you think I finally filed those divorce papers? Why do you think he asked Sami to file as soon as possible? Rafe - She was scared of how you would react but I do think it's better now. It's out in the open. EJ shakes his head no.
Brady Pub - Part 4: Sami asks her grandmother if there's any news on Uncle Bo. Caroline - Nothing's changed. I just wish I knew how long it's going to be before they take him out of an induced coma. But they say it's absolutely necessary for a complete recovery. Sami knows it's really hard on her. The kids are praying for him everynight. Caroline saw her and Lucas having what looked like a pretty intense conversation. Sami - He drives me crazy. Caroline - Because he doesn't do exactly what you think he should do? Sami - You're supposed to be on my side. I think some of the things he was saying are right. At least now I know what I have to do. Caroline - You scare me when you say that. Sami hugs her - I love you. She runs out. Caroline - God only knows what she's going to do now.
Coffeehouse - Part 3: Roman calls Marlena. He got her message. Are you okay? Marlena can't get in touch with John or Hope. I'm worried. I think something is wrong. I need your help. Roman - You've got it. I'm at the pub with Abe. I'm thinking 3 heads might be better than 2. Marlena will meet him there in 15 mins. Thank you. Roman - Hey, what are friends for.
Alamainia - Part 4: Stefano will let her keep her chips so the evening hasn't been a complete loss. I'll expect to hear from you very shortly. He leaves. Gina - Darling, we did exceptionally well, did we not. John smiles - That dealer was a real pro. Pretty much knew what was going to happen but I almost missed it when he switched the deck. Gina - Stefano only hires the best. John - Including us. I'm really enjoying the fact that he had no idea that tonight went exactly as we planned it. Outside their door Stefano pays off the dealer. Gina tells John - I shall send a message for him to meet me here. John - Once he arrives we'll shake DiMera's tail and get that egg. We're going to sell it and then you and I are going to disappear and live the life that we have dreamt of together. They kiss.
HTS - Part 4: Lucas is strolling near the gates. He's on his cell. I'll be back as soon as I book the flight. I'll call you when I land. I love you and I can't wait to see you. Sami approaches him after he's done his call. I thought about what you said; thought about it a lot and you're right. I do have unresolved feelings. Lucas - Finally you admit it. Sami - They're not for EJ, they're for you.
Carrie walks up behind the table where EJ, Rafe and Nicole are. EJ - I don't know what you two think you're trying to pull but you're not going to get away with it. Rafe - We're not pulling anything EJ. I'm the father of Nicole's baby. Why don't you figure out a way to deal with it and leave us the hell alone. Carrie is dismayed.
Tuesday Apr 3
Carver home - Part 1: Lexie is surprised to see Kate at her door. She was just in the neighbourhood and she thought she'd stop by. Lexie is sceptical so Kate confesses that she wanted to come over and ask her if she's heard from her father. Lexie - Does that mean you haven't? Kate - You know how your father is. When he goes on a business trip it's like the rest of the world no longer exists. Lexie knows but she has a hard time believing he wouldn't call Kate. Kate thinks he's very busy. Lexie - Doing what? Kate sighs. Lexie - That's why you're here. You have no idea. Kate - Frankly I'm getting a little worried about him. Lexie hasn't spoken to her father since before EJ's inauguaration. Kate - I know you haven't spoken to him but do you mind if I ask you another question. Lexie doesn't mind but she doesn't know if she can help. Kate - Does he ever talk to you about Marlena? Lexie - Why would my father talk to me about Marlena? Kate - Well they have quite a bit of history, don't they? And ever since John and Marlena came back to town Stefano has been secretive. Lexie - Why am I not surprised. Kate - I know what you're thinking and you're wrong. He had nothing to do with the missing money or Basic Black. Lexie - Are you sure about that? Kate - I may not know where my husband is but I do know when he's lying and he wasn't lying about that. What do you think he'd have to gain by putting John away? Lexie - You think he's going after Marlena again, don't you? It's no secret that once upon a time my father was obsessed with Marlena but that was a long time ago. He's with you. He loves you. Kate - I know. I'm his wife. Kate is going to get going. If he does call you would you ask him to call me. She will but if you're so worried about him why don't you call him? Kate has called him a number of times. For some reason you're father is not interested in communicating with me.
Brady Pub - Part 1: Marlena thanks Roman and Abe for meeting her here. She has not been able to reach John or Hope. Abe - Still? It's been days. Marlena knows. I'm concerned and I think we all know who's behind it, Stefano. Roman - We've been trying to track down Hope ever since Bo landed in the hospital. Marlena - I know and you've had no luck at all. Abe - Now that we know Stefano is MIA if we get a bead on him ... Roman - It may give us a lead to John and Hope. Marlena thanks them both. Roman - Not a problem. We're going to find them. Roman informs them that he left messages with his contacts at the ISA. Marlena - Shane? Roman - Yes. I know it's going to be hard but all we can do now is wait and be patient. Marlena - I can't be patient any longer ... she pauses ... I'm sorry. I know you're doing all you can. I'm so grateful. Roman - We're not going to stop until John and Hope are home safe. Marlena gasps then touches Abe's arm - This is your anniversary! Abe - Now how in the world did you remember that? Marlena - Because it's important. You shouldn't be here with us, you should be home celebrating with Lexie. Roman tells him to go. I'll stay with Marlena until we get some information from the ISA. Abe will call them. Marlena tells him to tell Lexie they say "Happy Anniversary." Roman is going to make more calls to the ISA. He'll call Kimberly too. Maybe she can get a message to Shane a little faster.
Alamainia - Part 1: PG tells John that he'll be here at any minute. John will distract him while Gina goes for the egg. They're both happy to be back in the game. PG wants John to promise that once they sell the egg and are at some exotic destination that they will not stop. She doesn't want to end up some miserable couple that never has fun. John - Never. They kiss. John is getting the itch. Why don't we head to the castle and break in? PG - Because it's been years since we stashed the egg. The security system surely has been updated since. John scoffs - We can bypass any security system. PG - Yes we can but it's always better to be invited in. A man comes in. PG - Wilhelm, it's so wonderful to see you. Wilhelm - It's been far too long and I can never say no to you Gina. Care to introduce your friend? Gina - Oh him. He's not my friend. Just a little distraction while I was waiting for the real entertainment to arrive. Wilhelm - Then let's get rid of him. PG asks John to excuse them. John tells them to enjoy their evening and steps out of the room. Wilhelm asks Gina what she has in mind. Should they hit the casino or head out on the town. Actually she had something a little more intimate in mind back at your place. He moves in - she tells him not yet. I'd like to freshen up first. Why don't you bring the car around back. After all we would not want a tabloid scandal on our hands now, would we? She promises she won't be long.
HTS - Part 1: Lucas - You don't have unresolved feelings for me. Sami does. Lucas - No you're mad because I'm going back to my fiancée and I won't be here for you. Sami denies that. Lucas knows her better than anybody else. So trust me when I say this isn't about me, this is about EJ and if you can't see that you're in a lot more trouble than I thought. Sami insists there is nothing going on between her and EJ. Lucas scoffs. Sami insists it's true - you have to believe me. Lucas - Why? Sami - Because I'm still in love with you. Lucas - You're not in love with me. Sami - Yes I am. Lucas - Listen to me. You only think you are because I'm in love with somebody else and for the first time in a long time you can't have me
Carrie listens as EJ says 'I know what you're trying to do. You can't keep my child from me.' Rafe - What part of what I just said did you not understand? It's not your child. I'm the father. EJ - And why should I believe you? Rafe - Because it's the truth. It's my baby. EJ - I see. So you're ready to tell the entire world you're having Nicole's bastard child, are you? Rafe - I guess. So now you know. Carrie leaves. Rafe - You can go now. Nicole - Just go EJ. EJ - I'll go, you're coming with me. Nicole - No I'm not. EJ - We're going to the hospital. You're going to have a paternity test. Rafe - Like hell she is.
HTS - Part 2: Austin finds Carrie crying and asks if she's okay. What's wrong? What happened to you? You know I can't stand seeing you like this. Would you just talk to me. Carrie - I can't. Austin - I know why. I know that we hurt each other and honestly you may not be able to stand the sight of me but if you please let me ... Carrie - Please stop apologizing. Austin - Let me finish. I can make this right. I can fix this. I can. Carrie - I don't know if this can be fixed.
Sami - My feelings for you have nothing to do with your girlfriend. Lucas snaps - She's my fiancée okay and if things were different right now; if I were single and Rafe hadn't dumped you, we wouldn't be having this conversation, would we? Sami - You're wrong. Lucas - No, I'm right. With you, it's like a sickness, you always want what you can't have. I tell you that I met somebody I want to spend the rest of my life with and then you tell me that you're in love with me. That's bull. Sami - This has nothing to do about that. What about you? You come running half way around the world when I called; what does that say? Lucas - It says I'm an idiot, that's what it says. I'm a sucker. Sami - No. Lucas - Yes it does. Trust me Sami, it's not going to happen again. This is the last time I make that mistake. I'm not running to you anymore. Sami - So now helping me was a mistake. I didn't ask you to come here. Lucas - That's not what I said. I came here because I care about you and I was worried. Sami - See. Lucas - No. Don't do that. It can't happen alright. No, the answer is no. I'm not going to do this with you again. I'm going back to Hong Kong. I'm going back there because there's a woman who won't break my heart. Goodbye. He walks away.
Rafe - We're not going anywhere. EJ - Why? What exactly are you afraid of? Rafe - Nothing. I'm just not about to subject Nicole or our baby to a bunch of tests and needles. EJ - It's just one needle and one test darling. All I want to know is the truth Nicki. Nicole - We're telling you the truth. EJ - Fortunately I have a tough time believing you. Rafe - Well that is rather unfortunate. They start walking away. EJ - Nicole, your life will be a lot easier if you cooperate. Rafe - Is that a threat? EJ - No, it is not a threat; it is a fact. Until I know which one of us is the father I will not be letting you out of my sight Nicki. Now of course if it turns out that you are telling the truth I will never bother you again. So, what's it going to be? Rafe - Fine, we'll do it. The sooner you're out of Nicole's life the better.
Alamainia - Part 2: Wilhelm leads PG into his bedroom. PG - Look at this place, not a thing has changed. Wilhelm - Right. Aside from a few minor repairs it's just as it was - in excellent condition. Lucky for you, so am I. He's going to kiss her but she chastises him playfully. Where's your sense of romance? I'd like some champagne and caviar. Wilhelm leaves the room, Gina locks the door and lets John in through the terrace doors. He asks if the egg is still here. She assumes so. We'll have to get the Count out of the picture before we know for sure. John holds up a vial - I have just what you need. PG - What is this? Something strong enough, I hope. John - An over the counter sleep aid; the best I could do on short notice. Don't worry. Put the whole thing in his drink and he'll be out like a light. Gina - I suppose it shall work. The count never could hold his liquor. John - Don't remind me. PG - Don't worry. I will not let it get too far. John - If it does I'll just have to knock him out myself. Gina - Darling, I assure you that will not be necessary. I have it all under control.
Hospital - Part 1: EJ opens the door to Lexie's office. Where the hell is Alexandra? She should be here. Nicole sarcastically replies - This is her place of business. She's probably in the hospital ... oh, I don't know ... working! EJ is going to have her paged so they can get this paternity test taken care of. After he leaves Nicole closes the door. Rafe, I really want to thank you for what you did for me and I would be eternally grateful but what are we going to do right now? A paternity test! When EJ finds out he's the father, he'll stop at nothing to take this baby away from me. Rafe - Just calm down. It's going to be alright. Nicole - How is it going to be alright? Once the test is done it's over. EJ's going to take my baby. Rafe tells her to just breathe because she's so panicked. Sit down. Nicole - OMG. I'm dying. Rafe - Nicole, you're not dying. I understand that this is a really scary and stressful situation for you but I made a promise to you. I promised you that EJ is not going to take this baby. Look at me. I promised you. I'm going to make sure this is alright. Nicole - Why? Rafe - Because we have to for you and the baby. Nicole - No, why are you doing this? Why are you helping me? Rafe - EJ's a monster. I know that more than anyone. I couldn't stand by and do nothing. I'm going to protect you and your baby. Nicole - Rafe, you're basically ruining your life. I don't think Carrie is going to be okay with you fathering some other woman's child. Rafe - I already told you there's nothing going on with me and Carrie. She's working things out with Austin. Nicole - I know how much you love her. EJ returns. Alexandra is not working today. I forgot it was her anniversary today so she has the day off. Rafe - I guess we're done here. EJ - Not so fast. There is more than one doctor in this facility so I'm sure we can find someone ... Rafe - You're not going to get what you want so drop it. Nicole snaps - That's enough. This ends right now.
Carver home - Part 2: Abe comes home with a bouquet of flowers. Lexie is so glad he's home. They exchange anniversary greetings. Abe asks where Theo is. He had a full day, he's fast asleep. Abe says they'll just open the champagne ... he notices her expression and asks if something is wrong. She tells him Kate was just here. Abe asks why. Lexie isn't sure exactly but she was asking a lot of questions about my father and Marlena. Abe - So do you think Kate knows what Stefano is up to? Lexie - I don't think she has any idea and it's driving her crazy. Abe - So she came to you looking for answers. Lexie - She's worried that he's going after Marlena again. Abe - I think that's in the back of everyone's minds especially Marlena's. Lexie feels terrible for Marlena. She must be sick with worry not knowing where her husband is, if he's okay. Abe - Roman and I are trying to help her. We're looking for answers. Hopefully we'll hear soon from our contacts. Lexie - You're such a good man. I'm so glad I married you. Abe - I'm glad I married you too. Lexie - How about we open that champagne and get the party started.
DiMera mansion - Part 1: Lucas tells Kate he's leaving; I got the last flight out. Kate loved having him here but she's very relieved that he's going back. Lucas - What, am I cramping your style? No, it's just a really good feeling knowing you're going to be safe half a world away from Sami. Lucas doesn't want her talking like that about Sami in front of Will and Allie - he means it. Kate - I don't. I won't. You get to escape, Sami is going to be my cross to bear. Lucas - Oh come on, she's not that bad. Kate doesn't want to talk about that. When you get back let me know when you set your wedding date cause there are a lot of fabulous venues I want to talk to you about. Lucas will. Goodbye. Kate - That was the quickest goodbye after. Lucas has to go or he'll miss his flight. Kate insists on getting him a car. There is no way Sami is going to hijack you on the way to the airport. I'm not going to let that happen. As he's about to leave he gets a call. Really? Put it on my credit card - that will be fine. That was the airline. They said my secretary called and cancelled my reservation. They wanted to know if I wanted a credit because the flight was full. Kate - That's odd. Lucas - I guess I won't be going anywhere until tomorrow. I'm going to call my secretary and make sure everything is okay. I guess I won't be needing that car after all. He leaves.
HTS - Part 3: Austin joins Carrie on the sofa. I brought you some tea. I'm fixing things already. Carrie thanks him. Austin - I know you don't want to talk and that's fine and I absolutely respect that but I have something that I want to say. It's important. Carrie - I think we've said everything that needs to be said. Austin - Do you? Maybe you're right. Maybe we've said everything there is to say. Have I told you that I love you more than anything in the whole world? Carrie - Yeah, you may have mentioned that. Austin - I've said that? Alright. Have I told you that I want us to be together no matter what the cost. Carrie's heard that too. Austin - Have I told you that I want you to look at me the way you looked at me on our wedding day. Carrie - Now that's new. Austin - So I haven't used that one before. I'm making progress here. This is good, right? She nods yes. Austin - Here's the thing. He stands up. I know that this is not going to get healed overnight. I will do everything, I will do anything ... I'll go to counselling, I'll go to couples therapy, I'll take the dance lessons that you wanted to take that we never did. I'll become a therapist, I don't know. All I'm telling you Carrie is that after 20 years of being in love with you, I'm just crazy over you. I can't do anything about it and that's got to count for something. Carrie - Austin ... Austin - No, and I don't want an answer from you, I just want you to think about it, please. Carrie - No Austin you deserve an answer. You deserve to know how I feel right now. I know what I want. I don't need anymore time. You. I want you. I want to make our marriage work 'cause now I know that what we have I could never have with anyone else. Austin - Do you mean it? Carrie - With all my heart. They embrace. Austin - I love you so much.
Alamainia - Part 4: John dives under the 4 poster canopy bed when the Count knocks on his bedroom door. Wilhelm has brought her favourite cavair even though it's very hard to find. Gina comments that he forgot to bring a glass for himself. Wilhelm has quit drinking. He tries to kiss her again but Gina plays coy. Why on earth did you quit drinking? Are you ill? No, he's just trying to get back to his fighting weight. Gina tells him he looks just fine to her. Come on, just a bit, for me, for old times sake. Wilhelm - That's alright, it's all for you. Gina pouts - I'll feel like a fool drinking all by myself. Just one drink ... do not make me beg. We could work off the calories later. Wilhelm supposes a little bit wouldn't hurt. He'll go get another glass. Gina pours the sleep aid into her glass and tells Wilhelm to take her glass, she'll take the bottle. Cheers! He drains his glass. The bottle has now rolled under the bed. Wilhelm is in the mood for romance. Gina reminds him they have all evening. John comes out from under the bed. Gina is lying on the bed, Wilhelm is on top of her kissing her neck. He's going to turn down the lights. Gina pulls him back down on top of her - I'd miss you. He passes out. Gina says Finally. John tells her that was close. Gina - Let's get the egg. John finds the bag holding the egg. Gina - It is perfect; just as I remember it. John - Job well done. Gina - Not done yet. Take this back to the hotel and I shall meet your there after an appropriate amount of time. They kiss. I love you Gina. Gina - And I love you. It won't be long. Just a few hours then we can disappear from this godforsaken place and he will never find us again.
Brady Pub - Part 2: Marlena paces - I'm jumping out of my skin. Why doesn't that phone ring? Roman grabs her hand - Let's go and get some air.
Hospital - Part 2: EJ - What are you talking about Nicki? Rafe - What she is saying is that we can not keep doing this. It's stressing her out and it's not good for the baby. EJ - I'm well aware of that which is why I want to get this paternity test done sooner rather than later. You wait here, I'm going to get a doctor. He leaves. Nicole tells Rafe - This isn't going to end well. When he finds out that we lied ... Rafe - He won't. Trust me. He's not going to find out he's the father of this baby. EJ returns. Rafe - So where's this doctor of yours? EJ - The test is going to have to wait. It can't be done until you're at least 10 weeks along. So why don't we take you to go and see an ob-gyn. Rafe - I'll take care of it. EJ - See that you do because my baby; we know that it is my baby, needs to be well taken care of sweetheart - he gets right in Nicole's face before leaving. Nicole - OMG Rafe, what are we going to do? Rafe - I don't know yet. The good news is we have some time to figure it out.
Carver home - Part 3: Abe - I know we've had our ups and downs but I've never regretted falling in love with you. You're the best thing that ever happened to me. I'm so proud you chose me. I love you so much. Lexie - I love you too. Abe - Here's to you for all the years we've had and all the years we will have. Cheers. Lexie grimaces in pain. Abe asks if she's alright. She says Yeah. Lexie is clearly in pain. Abe - Are you sure you're okay. Lexie - Yeah. I'm fine. Just a little dizzy. Oh my goodness. Maybe I should have eaten something before drinking ... she faints and collapses into Abe's arms.
DiMera mansion - Part 2: Kate flips through Stefano's dossier. She's startled when Roman calls out her name and drops the dossier to the floor. She sees he's there with Marlena. Roman asks if he can help her (he's referring to the file she just dropped). No thanks, I have it. What can I do for you? Roman - We need you to tell us where Stefano is. Kate - You mean the Salem P.D. isn't tracking his every move? Roman - This is serious. Marlena - We really do need your help Kate. Kate - I don't know where he is. I told you Marlena that I haven't spoken with him since he's left. I have to tell you I'm pretty busy right now. I'm preparing for a meeting so ... Roman - You keeping something from me Kate because if you are I will find out, you know that. Kate - I don't have the patience for this right now. If I knew something I would tell you. Roman - Good. You take care. We'll be in touch. After they leave she picks up the dossier again.
Brady Pub - Part 3: Sami is surprised to see Lucas. She thought he'd be at the airport by now. Lucas - The airline called and said my secretary cancelled my reservation which is funny because she didn't even know I had one. Sami - Maybe your mom, you know Kate. Lucas - It's not my mom. She doesn't want me around. She wants me a world away from you. We both know you did this. Sami - Are you mad? Lucas - I should be really mad right now but I'm not. Sami - I know why. Because deep down whether you want to admit it or not I'm still in your head just like you're still in mine.
Wednesday Apr 4
Coffeehouse - Part 1: EJ tells William he has a job for him. Will asks if EJ is having him followed. EJ was told that Will worked in a coffee room. By the way my assistant does not get coffee. Will asks him what he wants him to do. EJ tells him it's about Nicole. He needs to know exactly where she is, what she is doing and who she is doing it with. In particular I need to know if she's making any plans to leave Salem. Will - Sounds like a fulltime job. EJ slaps him on the shoulder - It is a fulltime job. Will - What about my school? EJ - I think you'll have to take a leave of absence. Marlena steps in - I have an idea. Why don't you and your job take a leave of absence. EJ - Do you let your grandmother resign your jobs for you? Marlena - I just heard you order Will not to go to classes. Will - Grandma I can handle this. Marlena looks at EJ - That was an order, wasn't it? EJ - I don't say please or thank you to people who work for me. You still work for me don't you William? Will - Yes I do. Marlena - And his education is of primary importance. EJ - We will schedule around your classes. Will - Okay. Great. Thanks. EJ - See, I do have William's best interests at heart. In fact frankly I'm beginning to think I'm the only person who does. Marlena - I beg your pardon. EJ - From my perspective I think I'm the only person who's really allowing William to have the autonmy and the freedom he needs to be himself. Marlena - But we all know that your perspective is famously warped. Why don't you tell me what you mean. EJ - I think you know exactly what I'm talking about, don't you? Marlena - Alright Mr. Mayor, what is it you think I know. Will - Grandma I'm fine. I'm okay with how he treats me and if I'm not, I can handle it. Marlena - Okay. Will is going to get her some coffee. EJ - Marlena you may find this difficult to believe but I care about William very much. Marlena - What I find easy to believe is that you care about yourself very much. EJ - I think of him as being a little bit like a stepson. I really only have his best interest at heart. Marlena - But you're best interest is different from the rest of the world's. EJ - Let me put it to you this way; I want William to have the opportunity to be who he is without the fear of any judgement. Marlena - And who decides that? Do you or does he? EJ - I think that you and I both know what I'm talking about. Now if I were going to take advantage of that situation I would have already done it but I haven't and I won't. Marlena - You know I hate the fact that Will's working for you but he's a grownup, he can make his choice. And I have no choice but to give you the benefit of the doubt. EJ - Thank you. Marlena. You're welcome. He's my flesh and blood, watch your step. EJ leaves.
HTS - Part 1: Billie asks Dan when he thinks he's going to take Bo out of the medically induced coma. Dan isn't sure. His vitals are getting better every day and the swelling on his brain is going down. Billie wishes he would wake up and have Hope standing there; I've left her so many messages. Dan is sure Hope is doing everything she can to get here. Luckily Bo has you. Billie scoffs. You keep saying that but I don't see a difference. Dan does. The nursing staff says you're a tough cookie when you need to be. I assured them that you're a very nice, young lady. Billie - Oh. Are you flirting with me? Dan - No, why would I do that? Billie - Good because as we discussed you're not the kind of guy I can take home to momma. Dan - You're not the kind of girl who needs her momma's approval.
Alamainia - Part 1: Gina holds the egg - We did it darling. John - And Stefano will never be the wiser. Gina - Stefano's prized possession is our ticket out of here. You and I can buy a life in a place no one shall ever find us. They kiss. Gina removes his tux jacket. They move to the couch where John lies on top of Gina. He sees a picture of Marlena on the floor. Gina - What are you looking at? John picks up the picture and stares at it. Gina - Who is she? John - I don't know. Gina - If you do not know why is it that you can not take your eyes off of her photo.
Brady Pub - Part 1: Lucas agrees with Sami when she says he knows she's still in his head just like he's in hers. Sami - I told you so. Lucas - Hold on a second. You gave me two children. You will always be a part of my life but right now my life and my fiancée is in Hong Kong. Sami - Please don't go. Please don't leave me alone. Lucas - You're not alone you just don't have a man, that's all so you're in crisises mode again. Sami - I am not making this up. I'm in real trouble here. Lucas - When are you not in trouble? You know whatever it is, you did it to yourself. You got yourself into it now you've got to get yourself out of it. He turns to leave. Sami chases after him - Don't walk away from me. Don't patronize me either. You left for Hong Kong leaving me to take care of the kids 24/7. Yes it was easier when I had Rafe helping me and yes I realise that it's my fault that he's not there to help me now. But Will is going through something big and he does need you. And Allie needs her Daddy and I need you too. You're the only person that gets me. Lucas - Yeah, I get that everytime you have a relationship that falls apart then you call me. You call me in panic mode and I'm supposed to drop everything no matter what I'm doing in my life. Sami - I didn't do that. Lucas - Yes you do do that. You've done that from the very beginning. If Rafe walked in that door right now and said he wanted to take you back, you'd do it. You'd be fine with that and I'd never hear from you again. Sami - I thought you were my friend. Lucas - We are friends. Sami - I need you now. I need an ally. Lucas - Every man that helps you out you have a crazy tendency to fall in love with them and I'm not going to do that again with you. I'm not going to do it. That ship has sailed. If you want me to be your ally fine, I'll be there for you but we both have to agree that's all it is.
Carver home - Part 1: Abe tries to revive Lexie. Lexie is now lying on the couch. She opens her eyes. What happened? Abe - You fainted. I'm going to get some help. Lexie - No, I'll be fine. Abe - Right, you were just taking a nap. Lexie - I haven't been sleeping well. I just felt a little dizzy, that's all. Abe - Sweetheart, you were more than just dizzy. You were out cold. You had another headache. Lexie - I'm better now. Abe - If you were one of your patients would you just let it go? I'm going to take you to the hospital and I don't want any back talk. Lexie - And leave Theo alone upstairs? No. I'm not going anywhere. I'll be the laughing stock of the entire staff if I show up in an ambulance because of something like this. Get me some juice, I'll be fine. Abe - You don't have to go in an ambulance, I'll drive you. Lexie - No. Abe - Just tell them I'm a worry wart. Just blame it on me. Listen to me, if you won't do it for yourself, do it for Theo. What if you'd been here alone when you passed out? Lexie - I'll tell you what; I'll get checked out when I go into work tomorrow. Abe - I have another idea. We'll call Daniel Jonas and see if he'll make a housecall. Lexie starts to argue but Abe tells her to save her energy - right now I'm the doctor.
HTS - Part 2: Dan - So if I suggest we reschedule our coffee non-date would you be interested? Billie - I'm sorry that I had to cancel. Yes, I'm interested. Dan's cell rings. It's Abe. I hate to bother you when you're off duty but Lexie passed out. Dan asks if she's okay. Abe - She's conscious now. She says she's fine. Look I'm wondering if you can come by and look her over. Dan - Of course. Just keep her quiet until I get there. After the call Dan apologises to Billie. That was Abe Carver. Lexie passed out. He wants me to look at her. Billie - You better get going. Dan will text her about the when and where of the non-date. He leaves. Billie gets a call from Agent Spencer. I don't want to talk about it over the phone but what I have you're going to want to see.
Carver home - Part 2: Abe brings Lexie some OJ. Lexie's vision goes temporarily blurry. Abe asks if she's okay. Yes. Dan is now there. He uses his stethoscope - heart sounds good. Anything besides the dizziness, any blurred vision? Lexie - Before I fainted, no. Dan examines her eyes. Theo comes down the stairs - What's wrong with Mommy? Abe tells him Mommy is going to be okay. Lexie - Yeah, I'm okay honey. Theo - Then why is he here? Lexie - I wasn't feeling well and Daddy called him but it's no big deal. Dan asks if he'd like to sit next to his mother while he finishes the checkup. Theo does. Dan tells Lexie to look at the ceiling as he shines the light into her eyes again. Abe - Well? Dan - I didn't find anything wrong but I would like you to clear your schedule and come in for a complete physical. I'll just run some tests - are you going to give me a hard time? Theo - No, Mommy won't.
HTS - Part 3: Billie stands outside the gates and is surpised to see Spencer in a track suit jog over to her - Since when were you a jogger? Spence - Since never. What couldn't you talk to me about over the phone? Billie hands him an envelope of pictures. I'm sorry about the quality. I was working as quickly as I could. Spencer - It's still easy to see what these are. Billie - Our boy is dealing in illegal arms. Spencer - DiMera keeps stuff like this in his house? Billie - As soon as he finds out I'm an ISA agent, he'll stop. Spencer - Look at the dates on these invoices. Billie - I know, right after the Basic Black corporate fund was drained supposedly by John Black. Spencer - I guess Stefano thought it wouldn't be smart to put that money into CD's. What about your mother, does she suspect anything? Billie - She's completely in the dark. She doesn't even know where Stefano is right now. Spencer - That's probably for the best. Billie - What about John and Hope? I've left Hope so many messages. She knows that Bo is in a coma. If she could get home, she'd be here. Spencer - I haven't heard from John either. If DiMera is still in Alamainia ... Billie - John and Hope could be in real trouble. Spencer - The best thing you can do for John and Hope is get the goods on DiMera. That's why we brought you in; to work your mother and see what you can find out. Billie - Well she's afraid that Stefano is after John's wife. Spencer - So this is personal? Billie - Yeah, it's always been personal. Stefano left John and Marlena alone for a while and maybe that was because he was happy with my mom. But now I don't know, maybe Stefano got bored. What about you? Any luck getting back into Alamainia? Spencer - No. Since Walsh was killed and the agency yanked me out of there I've been having a hard time getting a Visa approved. Billie - And in the meantime? Spencer - John's on his own.
Alamainia - Part 2: Gina - Where did that come from? John - I don't know. I just found it on the carpet. Gina - Perhaps it belonged to the last person who had this room. John - Perhaps but this woman looks so familiar. Gina - Before you saw that photo we were very much in the moment. She starts kissing his neck. Gina removes her dress. I'm going to take a shower. There's room enough for two in there darling. John stares at the photo. Gina heads to the bathroom. John mutters - Just a photograph. He lays it next to the egg and starts heading towards the bathroom. He stops and has a myriad of flashbacks of John and Marlena. He goes back to the picture and picks it up - Doc!
Coffeehouse - Part 2: Will returns with coffee - Scared him off huh. Marlena - Did my best. Will - Grandma, you're not going to do that again, are you? Marlena - No. You made yourself pretty clear. Sorry if I embarrassed you. Will - I don't know why people think they can just butt into my life. They forget that I've taken care of my mom and myself since I was a little kid. Marlena - Tragically that's true. If it seems like I'm butting in, it's just because I'm ... Will - Concerned, I know. Marlena - I thought a lot about you since we talked. Will - Yeah, me too. Marlena - I think I'm feeling a little over protective. Will - I don't need protecting. Marlena - You're working for EJ Dimera. Honey, are you working for him because he knows what you told me? Will - Grandma listen, I know you only want what's best for me. Right now, with all due respect, I think that is to back off and just give me a little space. Marlena nods yes. Will - I've been around EJ for most of my life and I understand that there are risks but I made the decision that it's advantageous for me to take those risks. Marlena - And I'm treating you like a 12 year old. Will - You said it. Marlena - Yeah, well, sorry. Will - It's okay. I'm sorry. I'm rude. I'm not sure I didn't hurt your feelings and we both know that you're the only person I can rely on. I don't want that to change. Neither does Marlena. I did feel a little concerned when you raced off the other night. Will - Yeah, I kind of got trapped into going to a club with Gabi. But really I was frustrated and felt a little claustrophobic because I felt like people were lining up to tell me how to live my life. Grandma Kate, Dad, EJ, Sonny ... Marlena - Me. Will - Well, that's different but ... what I'm trying to say is that when people are telling you how you should be comfortable with who you are it makes it hard to be comfortable with who you are. Really hard. Marlena chuckles - Well put!
Brady Pub - Part 2: Sami approaches Lucas who is at the bar drinking coffee. So I came on a little too strong. Lucas - A little bit. Yeah, you told me you loved me; that I was the only man for you. Come on, sounds like one of my old lines. Sami - I'm desperate okay. I'm sorry if I was a little over the top. I couldn't help myself. This is serious. You're mom is threatening to throw me in prison. You know she doesn't kid about stuff like that. Lucas - And this time you actually did what she said you did. Sami - It's not the time for jokes. If I go to prison and you're not here who gets custody of the kids, she does. Lucas - Well EJ won't let that happen; that's what you said. Sami - You're the one Kate will listen to. Lucas - I told you I talked to her already. Sami - Come on, can't you just talk to your girlfriend and get her to come here. Lucas - She's my fiancée. Sami - Whatever. The point is, have her come here. I'll be nice to her; get her used to Salem. Allie would love having you here and Will really needs you. You don't want EJ being a father figure to him, right? Lucas - No. I'm not going to let that happen. Sami - Please stay. The kids need you, I need you. I'm begging you. Lucas will talk to Autumn about it. Sami thanks him. Lucas - It's not a done deal yet. He steps away to make the call. EJ comes in and makes a beeline to Sami. Did you know that your soon to be ex-husband and my ex-wife are having a baby? Sami - If
you're just saying stuff like that to upset me, don't worry, I'm already upset. EJ - I'm not trying to upset you. Rafe and Nicole had a fling, now she's having a baby. Sami - She can't have kids, right? That's the whole reason she stole Sydney. EJ - They're calling it a miracle conception. Sami - They? EJ - They ... Rafe stood right in front of me and told me to my face. Sami - Well she's lying to him. She faked that pregnancy with you and you always believe her when she talks, right? EJ - I'm not just believing her. I took her to the hospital to get a paternity test. Sami - She's really pregnant? EJ - Yes. She's really pregnant. Sami looks sick so she sits down. EJ sits down across from. That doesn't necessarily mean it's Rafe's. Sami - It doesn't matter. The point is that it could be. This is what we get though, right? EJ - Don't be ridiculous. I don't believe that for a second. Sami - I do. EJ - Look I'm sorry okay. I shouldn't have blurted it out like that. Sami snivels. EJ comforts her - Lucas watches. Lucas doesn't mean to interrupt this tender moment. Sami - You're not. EJ - I just had to break some rather difficult news to Samantha. Sami - It's fine and I appreciate you telling me. Really. EJ - Are you okay? I have an appointment I have to get to. Sami thanks him. EJ leaves. When Lucas sits down Sami says - Okay, don't start. Lucas - At least tell me what he said. Sami - It seems that Nicole is pregnant with Rafe's baby. Lucas - Rafe's baby? No way. Sami - Yes, way. So I guess it's really past time for me to let go. Lucas - Well good for you. To hell with him. Sami - Based on how my day is going I'm almost afraid to ask what April said. Are you staying? Lucas - Autumn is her name and yeah, for now. Sami hugs him and cries - Thank you.
Alamainia - Part 3: John has changed and is sitting holding the photo when Gina comes out. Shower's are quite boring when all you do is get clean. She kisses his neck. What happened darling? John - Oh I guess I got a little distracted. She leans over him and starts undoing his buttons - I know how to get you to focus on something other than that photo. John grabs her hand. The photo is not what's distracting me. It's this. He holds up the egg. Gina - Our little nest egg. Stefano must be going out of him mind wondering what happened to it. She moves in front of him - You're not having second thoughts, are you?
Carver home - Part 3: Lexie tells Theo he doesn't have to worry about her taking care of herself. I will. Abe - I'll call the hospital and clear Mommy's schedule so she can do what Daniel says. Lexie tells Theo it's time for him to go back up to bed. Theo's thirsty. Abe will get him some water and then take him back up. After they leave the room Lexie tells Daniel she doesn't believe in prescribing unnecessary tests for patients. Dan - Neither do I. You know how scared I was when my hand started shaking; it seemed like the worst thing in the world, but you know what, I survived. I couldn't have done it without you. Come in for just a few tests. You promised Theo. Lexie - Okay fine, you win.
Coffeehouse - Part 3: Marlena - You're headed for your 20's; that's a very tough time for young people. You're leaving home and trying to become the person you want to be. It's hard for the people who love you also because we're walking a very fine line. We're trying to give you support, we're trying to give you space. Will - The thing is I do know who I am and I've figured out who I want to be. I'm just not ready to broadcast that to the world yet. Marlena - Alrighty. I get it. This is your journey. You'd like to go it your own way. Will - Yeah. Marlena - But I'm always going to remind you that I love you and I support you no matter what. Will - Even if I'm a gay man? Marlena - No matter what. Will - Did you notice, I said I'm gay. He drains his coffee. See ya. Marlena smiles - Yeah. After he walks away she says - I noticed.
HTS - Part 4: Billie knows that John and Hope are smart and she knows that they can take care of themselves but what scares her is that neither one of them has been in touch. Spencer - The agency has to be very careful trying to contact them. Alamainia is a party lawless place ... no one wants John and Hope to go the way Agent Walsh did. Billie - What else can I do to help? Spencer - Follow the money. Put pressure on Stefano. Make him have to come back to the States. Billie - My mother would like that. There's one thing that bothers me about these invoices. It was too easy. Stefano would never leave evidence like that just lying around. He would make sure he covered his bases before he left town. Spencer - Someone is setting him up. Billie - That or someone else is behind the arms deal. Think about it. Stefano doesn't need to steal money to back an arms deal like this; he could finance it a million different ways. Spencer - So you still think ... Billie - That EJ is behind all of it. Yeah, I do. Spencer - So you think the fact that Stefano has John and Hope cornered in Alamainia ... Billie - Has nothing to do with John looting the company's funds. It's all EJ. Spencer - You think the old man knew that? Billie - Maybe. Maybe not. Maybe EJ just stepped up; wanted to knock Stefano off the thrown. Spencer - So EJ was perpetrating an international fraud while at the same time running for mayor of this town. Billie - Well it seems unlikely that he wanted to improve the lives of the good people of Salem, don't you think? Spencer - In other words the mayor thing was just a front. Billie - Exactly. Look, EJ's got a posh accent and a law degree but deep down he is no different than his father. With Stefano off chasing John and Hope in Alamainia, that works just fine for EJ. Spencer - We're going to need more proof to convince the higher ups. Billie - I realise that and I'm going to get it.
Alamainia - Part 4: Gina demands - Am I right? You are having second thoughts about running away together. This is everything we've ever dreamed of. Me and you on a beach living off of Stefano's money. After everything he's done to you, to me, how could you not want that? John - Listen to me. We're going to have to be real careful with this next step or the other people that we love are really going to get hurt. Gina - Other people? What are you talking about? John - I'm talking about your husband. I'm talking about Bo. Gina - You are the only man I've ever loved. I do not even know anyone named ... what did you say his name was. John - Bo Brady. Gina - Why are you doing this? Why are you saying all this? John - Do you remember anything about the last 10 years. No. You don't remember anything and I'll tell you why. Because you were living another life in another town. A town called Salem with a man named Bo Brady. Gina keeps saying no. You do not know what you're talking about. John - Damn it Hope, you've got to start to remember because if you don't, Stefano is going to win. Gina - What did you call me? Hope? Who the hell is Hope?
Sami's apt: She asks Lucas if he called his fiancée. Yes he did. Sami - She's okay with you staying, right? Lucas - Well you know she wasn't thrilled about it. Sami - How did you sell it to her? What did you say? Lucas - I just told her that the mother of my children was going through a bad time and I needed to be there for her which is basically the truth. Sami - Well she came around, right? Lucas - She wasn't happy about it; she misses me and I miss her, but she understands that's how it has to be right now. Sami - I really appreciate you doing this. If there's anything I can do to make it up to you ... Lucas - Stand on your own two feet. Don't you go needing any man in your life. Sami - After what I found out today, that sounds pretty good to me. Lucas will get the rest of the boxes. They go into the hallway and see EJ locking the door across the hall. Lucas - What are you doing here? EJ - Moving in. Sami - What? EJ - Well I own the building. Sami - What about the fancy mansion that your dad owns. EJ - The fancy mansion has a bit of a reputation so I thought it would be better to move. Lucas - Change your reputation ... good luck with that. Don't you have a mayor's residence or something? EJ - You've been out of town so you wouldn't know this. Abe didn't wish to live there so we turned it into a museum. Sami - And out of all the places in the entire city, you decided you wanted to live in this apartment. That very apartment is going to be the new mayor's residence? EJ - It's across the hall from my children Samantha. Anyway I have to get back. Lovely to meet you.
Carver home - Part 4: Abe comes back downstairs. Yes Theo is all settled in and your assistant will start clearing your schedule for tomorrow. Lexie - You called her already? Dan will set everything up. Don't have anything after 8 o'clock tonight. Also I need you to call me if you start feeling dizzy ... Lexie will. Dan leaves. Abe thanks Lexie for not being stubborn. Daniel is right about having those tests tomorrow. Celeste rushes in from the kitchen - Alexandra, darling. Lexie - Mom! Abe - How did you get in here? Celeste - I came in the backway. Alexandra, you need to get those tests done today. Lexie - What are you doing here? Celeste - I'm here for you darling. I'm afraid you're in terrible danger.
Thursday Apr 5
Coffeehouse - Part 1: Gabi has her laptop open. She shows Abigail that she and Chad are getting amazing responses from the feedback page of Countess W's site. It says that they think we're a really cute couple. Abigail - Except you're not. He's with Melanie, remember? Gabi knows. She thinks that Mad World probably has a website where they can see responses about Abigail. Mel and Chad come in. Abigail comments - Now there is a cute couple. She goes to join them. Gabi mutters 'Not for long.' They're all sitting together. Gabi and Abby are studying. Chad says if Professor Reed gives her any trouble over her grade ... Abby - He won't. Chad informs her that Mel told him what happened. Sorry. Abby - Don't be. It was my own fault. I never should have lied about sleeping with a married man. Gabi - It just doesn't seem like something you would do. Abby - Yeah. I know. The scary thing is I was actually starting to believe my own lie. Now it feels like I woke up from some bad dream. I can't believe some of the things I did. I just really loved him. I guess I still do. Mel - It will hurt for a little while but then it will all go away. You'll forget all about Austin and then you will find the man you're supposed to be with.
Hospital - Part 1: Rafe and Nicole are in Daniel's office. Dan comments that she wanted to see him right away. Is everything okay with the baby. Nicole - Baby's fine but we just wanted to give you a head's up. EJ knows I'm pregnant. Dan thought she was keeping this a secret. How did he take the news that he's going to be a father. Nicole - Well we decided that Rafe is the father, not EJ. Dan - You do know that biology doesn't really work that way. Rafe - It does now. I saw EJ badgering Nicole about the baby and uh ... Dan - And he just believed you? Nicole - No of course. He wants a paternity test. Dan - Did you think about that little detail? Nicole - What matters most of all right now is that we are the only ones that can know the truth because there's no way in hell I'm letting EJ near my baby. Dan points out to Rafe that this is huge commitment. Are you really okay with your family and friends thinking ... Rafe - That Nicole is having my baby? Yeah, I am. What's the alternative? Letting EJ raise this poor, innocent kid. Dan argues - I know because I've been there. Nicole tells them to stop. She pulls Rafe aside. I'm blown away that you want to do this but Daniel has a point. You could really screw up your life. Are you absolutely sure that you want to do this because I'm incredibly grateful for what you've done already. And I promise I'll be okay if you want to bail out. God only knows how we can keep up this secret. Just talk to me - tell me, I will understand. Rafe - I'm not abandoning you. It was my idea to say I was the father. Nicole - I was already keeping this pregnancy a secret. Rafe - You know as well as I do EJ is going to do whatever he can to get sole custody of this child. Nicole - Yeah, I know. Rafe - He screwed up my life in more ways than one so I look forward to repaying the favour. Nicole - Thank you. Dan has to get going. He's needed for a consult. Nicole - I guess we're through here. Dan tells her not to forget to follow up with her ob and if you need anything call me. He leaves. Nicole - Rafe, I don't know what to say. Rafe - What's there to say? We just need to figure out what we're going to do with this paternity test. Nicole - We could always go back to my original idea and I could disappear. Rafe - Really? You know EJ would do whatever the hell he could to find you especially now that he knows your pregnant. Nicole - You're right. That ship has already sailed. Rafe - What needs to happen is for Daniel to help us switch this paternity test. Nicole - No, not Daniel. He's already done so much for me already. I don't want to drag him any further into this mess. He could lose his licence or his life if EJ finds out. Rafe - Okay, what then? Nicole - I don't know. I guess we're going to have to come up with a plan to switch those tests on our own.
Brady Pub - Part 1: Austin and Carrie come into the pub hand in hand. This is the best day Austin's had in a long time. Not only are we back together but I've moved back into our very spacious hotel room and that means all of our stuff is reunited too. Now we're like one big, crowded happy family. Carrie - One big happy family that barely fits in that room. I can't believe how much stuff we've accumulated since we've been back. Austin - That's why I think we should start looking for someplace more permanent; like a house. Carrie - Just for the two of us? A house is more space than we need. Austin - Not if we're planning on having kids. Carrie - Kids? Austin reminds her they've talked about it. What are we waiting for? Carrie wonders why he brought up the issue of kids today; they haven't talked it about for a long time. Austin is sorry. I'm getting kind of ahead of myself. First things first. Carrie - We need to take things slow. We need to concentrate on rebuilding us before we start talking about building a family. Austin - You're right and I completely understand. Even though Abigail lied about us sleeping together I should have told you from the start. I promise you that I will never make that mistake again. Carrie - Please stop apologising, we both made mistakes and now it is time to move on together.
HTS - Part 1: Marlena is glad she found Will. I'd like to talk to you about that last thing you said. Will - I don't think so. Marlena - Why don't you just look at me for a second. She finally bends her head so she's eye level with him - You don't have to talk. Not if you don't want to but I can't believe that you want to handle this all by yourself. I can't believe you don't want someone to help you; to share your life with. Will - I do. I'm tired of fighting what I know is true. Marlena - Good for you. Will - I'm gay. I said it and this time I ... no fakesies ... I'm not going to take it back. I'm gay. Marlena has her arm around Will as they stroll through the square. You told me you were gay and the sky didn't fall down. You told me you were gay and I still love you with all my heart. They hug. Will - Thank you. They laugh. Will - Listen I'm so sorry. I was ... I lost my temper with you earlier and I've been so difficult and I'm fully aware of how supportive and patient you've been with me. And I want you to know how much that means to me and how much I love you. Marlena - I do know that and you must never worry about apologising to me. I'm just so glad you were finally able to admit your true feelings. Will - I know. You must think I'm pretty lame because I couldn't admit something that was so obvious to you, so obvious to pretty much everybody. Marlena - No. I think you're one of the bravest men I've ever known and I'm exquisitely proud of you.
Carver home - Part 1: Lexie asks her mom what she means 'I'm in danger.' What are you talking about? Celeste - I consulted my Tarot cards earlier today and they revealed that your life is in great peril. I didn't know what to do so I jumped in my car and drove for 2 straight hours to get here. Abe - You came all the way here because of your Tarot cards. Celeste - Do not mock my gift. You both know that I am never wrong about these things. How have you been feeling? Lexie - Fine. Stare. Lexie - Okay, I've been having some headaches. Abe - And she fainted earlier. Lexie - But Dr. Jonas was here to check me out. He says I'm fine so there's nothing to worry about. Celeste - Oh darling, I'm afraid you're wrong. Abe - Just stop with these predictions of doom. Can't you see you're upsetting Lexie. Lexie is used to her mom's theatrics. Mom, I appreciate your concern. I'm fine really. Celeste - Please, you must take me seriously. Think about it. How did I even know you were ill? You must get checked out today. Do not put this off. Abe - Enough! Celeste - I'm sorry. I do not mean to scare my daughter but I fear if she does not heed my warnings she could die.
HTS - Part 2: Will and Marlena are now sharing a piece of cake. Will - I can't believe I said those two words. I'm gay. I'm homosexual. Marlena - I think that's 4 words but how do you feel now that you said it. Will - Hungry! Marlena laughs. Will - Relieved. It's like ... I can't believe saying those 2 words makes such a big difference you know but it does. Marlena - I'm so glad to hear you say that. Will - Sonny told me and it's true, it's like this huge weight has been lifted from my shoulders. Marlena - It is so good for me to see you finally feeling at ease with yourself. Will - I wouldn't go so far as to say at ease. Marlena - Are you having some doubts? Will - No. I'm definitely gay but I'm just worried about what that means. I'm worried about my future a little bit. Marlena - Well sure, it's natural to be worried about your future no matter what. Will - I know you said it will work itself out but I feel like I just gave up a couple of my hopes, a couple of my dreams, several of my plans. It's just like - now what?
Coffeehouse - Part 2: Gabi watches and stews as Mel and Chad flirt and then kiss. You know they're posting stuff about Melanie too. Mel - What are they saying. Gabi will check. Love the red hair. Very lovely and fun. Oh no. Uh no, no, it's nothing. Mel wants to see. Oh no. Chad asks what's wrong. Mel - Someone mentioned that I used to post videos as Premier Party Girl. Abby - That was so forever ago. Gabi - That sucks. Mel - Apparently I'm a con artist, a golddigger and a ... Gabi - Slut. Chad - Whoever this Salemspy59 is, I'm going to kill him. They're not going to get away with posting lies about my girlfriend. Mel - They're not necessarily lies. I'll be right back. She takes off, Chad and Abby follow, Gabi smiles.
Carver home - Part 2: Lexie - We haven't seen you in months and you ... Celeste - I know. I'm sorry. I've been very busy. Abe - Reading your Tarot cards? Is that what this is about? Celeste - Alexandra knows. Do not dismiss what I tell you. Abraham I love my daughter so much and I know in my heart that she's about to face a great challenge, the challenge of her life. Lexie - You're getting ahead of yourself. I haven't even gone in for tests yet. Celeste - I know. That's why we can't keep standing here and arguing. You've got to get the tests done tonight. You can't wait. Lexie - I'm a doctor. If there's anything wrong and I'm sure there isn't, one day won't make a difference. Abe changes his mind. Why wait if we don't have to. We're not going to get any sleep tonight; not after all this drama and we can reassure us that you're fine. You're the Chief of Staff; you should be able to fit yourself in. Lexie - Okay fine. Mom if you'll stay with Theo. Celeste - Absolutely not. You need your mother just as Theodore needs his. Lexie - Alright but I'm doing this just to humour you.
Brady Pub - Part 2: Carrie was thinking since they haven't had a lot of time to look for a house and because my income's been pretty sad lately, maybe we could just rent for a while. Austin was kind of thinking the same thing however he was looking around online and I happened to find this one place. He shows it to her on his phone. Carrie - Oh my Austin - it looks like a little gingerbread house. It reminds me of our place in Switzerland. Austin agrees. And it's right next to the University; right next to a park, it's got a back yard. The back yard isn't very big but there's plenty of room ... a man and his child walk by their table. Carrie - Plenty of room for kids? Austin - For dogs... yes kids. I know you're not there yet. Carrie - You've been thinking about this a lot. Austin - We've actually talked about it a lot. Carrie - You're going to be a wonderful dad. You were already a wonderful dad when you thought Will was your son. Austin - I know that was a difficult time for us but I just miss being a dad; I want another shot at it. Carrie - Of course. Austin - And I absolutely understand what you've been saying. It's a big commitment and we've been through a lot the past year. And you're right, we have to concentrate on us. It's just that baby's change everything, don't they. Nicole and Rafe walk in. Carrie - Yeah, you're right. Babies do change everything. Austin gets a call from his mom - he steps away to take it. Nicole - Rafe, if you want to leave because it's hard for you to see Carrie with Austin that's okay. Rafe - No, I'm fine. I'll get us some menus. Carrie and Rafe greet each other. Carrie - I saw you come in with Nicole. Rafe - I'm really glad I ran into you. There's something I want to tell you.
Hospital - Part 2: Lexie introduces Daniel to her mother. Celeste shakes his hand - Nice to meet you at last. Alexandra has told me wonderful things about you. Dan - Likewise. Celeste - Thank you for arranging for her to get these tests done right away. Dan - My pleasure. Why did you want to get the tests done tonight? Are you experiencing symptoms? Headaches? Lexie - No actually my mother insisted. Abe - Actually her Tarot cards said ... Lexie - Honey .. We figured that since we were able to find a sitter for Theo tonight we might as well put our minds at ease. Dan - The lab is all set up. Lexie is ready.
Coffeehouse - Part 3: Mel is back with Chad. He asks if she's feeling any better. Yes, just embarrassed. It doesn't matter how hard I try to change my life, my past comes back to haunt me. Chad - Who cares about one dumb post on some dumb message board. Mel - I guess I care. You don't know what I used to do, the people I used to use, how awful I would treat them. Chad - I'm not exactly a saint either. Why do you think I was shipped off to boarding school? The important thing is we're not those people anymore. We've changed, right? I love the person you are today. You are fun, beautiful, smart, strong and there's not one thing I would change about you, not even your past. Mel - Thank you. They kiss. Gabi watches. Mel and Chad go back to Gabi and Abby's table. Mel apologises for freaking out - that's a sensitive subject for me. Gabi - We totally understand. I'd flip out too if someone was calling me a slut. Mel asks if she can borrow her computer. I know my way around the web. I used to run my own site. Abby - What are you going to do? Mel - I'm going to hack in and delete the post. Gabi - You can do that? Mel - Absolutely. Abby - Why not let the webmaster do it? Mel - It sure feels so much better taking matters into my own hands. Chad says that's very impressive and you're very hot too. Mel - So long Salemspy59. Abby - Good work. I'm ready for that exam so I'm going to go. Are you ready to call it a day Gabi. Gabi still has some questions so she's going to go over her notes. Abby leaves. Gabi asks Chad if he understands that question about the League of Nations. Chad was stuck on that for a while. I'm sure the professor just wants us to reguritate pg 436 of the text. Gabi - How did you know that? Chad - I studied extra hard so I could have more play time. He kisses Mel. Gabi listens as Mel tells Chad she's going to have the webmaster at Mad World block any more of Salemspy59's comments. Gabi goes on to Mad World's website and signs in as Salemspy59.
HTS - Part 3: They're back to strolling through the square. Marlena - You took a very big step today. I think we can save the decisions for the rest of your life until tomorrow. Will - Yeah. I know it's going to take a lot of time to figure things out. Marlena - Remember that being gay does not mean you have to give up on your dreams. Will - I know. Marlena - They may just take a little different shape then what you were expecting, that's all. We all have that happen to ourselves. Will - Yeah. Marlena - I'm curious. What got you to this today? Did you find somebody that impressed you? Will - No. Let's not rush things. Marlena - Okay. Will - I'm not ready to date guys yet. I don't think I'm ready to be that open yet. Marlena - Is there anybody else you feel you could talk to. Will - Sonny of course but he'll be okay because I think he already knows. If he has a brain cell in his head he'll know. Marlena chuckles. He'll be a very good friend for you; somebody you can talk to. Will - Yeah. I've talked to him a lot already. I just don't want to turn him into like my gay life coach or anything. They laugh. Marlena - What about your other friends? Will - Well the ladies will be crushed of course - no, I think they'll be okay except I'm a little worried about Gabi because I think she might feel betrayed. I think she'll think that I purposedly led her on and wasted her time. Marlena - Wow. Knowing Gabi I think she'll understand that you were confused; that you never meant to mislead her. Will - I hope so. Marlena - What about your parents? Have you thought about telling Sami and Lucas? He shakes his head no. I don't think I should come out to either of my parents. Marlena - They may surprise you. Will - Mom's not going to surprise me. She always makes everything a production starring herself, written by herself, produced by herself. Marlena laughs. Yeah, alrightee. What about your dad? Will - I don't know. After our conversation earlier I learned that he has no idea. He's not going to be thrilled. Marlena - Don't sell him short. Will - I don't want to. I mean it's just that he didn't like Sonny and me messing around because he was afraid of what other people were going to think about me. Marlena - Honey, no matter what you decide please remember your parents love you so much, almost as much as I do. Will - I know. Thank you. I never could have gotten this far without you. Marlena - I'm not sure that's true. You are such a strong, young man. I'm so proud of you. Your road may be a little bumpy, it won't be easy all the time but you are going to be happy and no one deserves it more than you do.
Brady Pub - Part 3: Carrie - It's okay, you don't owe me any explanations. Rafe - Yes I do. You need to know the truth. Carrie - Whatever is going on with you and Nicole is none of my business. I want you to know that Austin and I working things out. Rafe - I'm really happy for you and Austin. That's good. Carrie - I'm sorry I got you involved in my marital problems. I realised it was always Austin I loved and I just really regret what happened with us. Rafe - What you're saying, what we felt for each other ... Carrie - It was a mistake. It wasn't real. It was just a reaction to the tension in my marriage and yours. I'm sorry. Rafe - No need to be sorry. Like I said, I'm really happy for you and Austin. I'll see you around then. Carrie - Of course. I hope things work out for you and Nicole. Nicole asks Rafe what happened. What did Carrie say to you? Rafe - I have a confession to make. I wanted to tell her the truth that if she heard that we were sleeping together and that you were carrying my baby that it was a lie. Nicole - Rafe! He tells her he didn't say anything. Thank God I didn't. You know what she told me? We were a mistake. That's it. She always loved Austin. I was just a distraction. I get it now. Nicole - I really am sorry. Austin tells Carrie that his mother is very happy they're working things out and she wants to invite us to dinner. Carrie - That's great just as long as it's not at the mansion. Austin - Yeah sure. He looks behind and sees Rafe and Nicole. Carrie - You don't have anything to worry about. Whatever I thought I felt for Rafe, that's over. You're the only man that I'm thinking about. Austin - Are you sure? Carrie - Completely! You want me to show you. She tells him to get up. He does. She kisses him. Abby walks by and through the window she sees Carrie and Austin kissing. She starts crying and as she's walking away she bumps into someone who drops something. She apologises. He mutters - Oh no. Abby - What's the matter? Stranger - What the hell is your problem? Why don't you watch where you're going? Back inside Carrie tells Austin she wants to go back to their place. Austin likes the sound of that. Carrie - I want to be with you. It's been a long time. Austin thinks they'd get there quicker if they went out the back door. They leave after Austin stops to greet Nicole and Rafe. Nicole - That was quite the PDA show. Rafe - Oh yeah that. But you know what, it's all good. Nicole - Is it? Rafe - EJ's not supposed to find out that this is his baby. It will be a lot easier to keep that secret if Carrie is not in my life.
Hospital - Part 3: Lexie returns and tells Abe and her mom that they should have the test results soon. Daniel is putting a rush on them. Mom, I just want to tell you that even with all your crazy predictions I've missed you so much. I'm so glad you're here. They hug. Lexie - And Theo is going to be happy too. He's missed you so so much. Celeste has missed him too. Lexie - Are you going to be staying long? Celeste - I'm going to stay as long as I'm needed. Abe will set up a room in the house. Celeste - That's very kind of you Abraham. There is something else I have to tell you both. It's something important. Abe - This isn't something else you learned from the cards, is it? Celeste - This is something else entirely, a secret. Alexandra, this is a secret I've kept from you for many years but now I feel I have to come clean about it. You must know. Lexie - Okay tell me. Dan comes in. I have your test results. I've gone over your test results several times and I'm sorry to say I don't have good news.
Friday Apr 6
Coffeehouse : Jen brings Jack another coffee; she thought he could use it. He could. She asks if he's thinking about Abigail. Yes, how did you know? Jen - Because I am too. She is so ashamed of what she did. Jack - On the bright side, at least she didn't have sexual relations with a married man. But then she didn't have any compunction about lying about it or destroying said married man's marriage. Hey, who am I, I can't really throw stones, can I? Jen - None of us can. Jack - I don't want to minimize it. I just want to do something to make it better. So does Jen. Jack - But how. Jen - I know how. In order to help Abigail we have to face ourselves. Jack - You think we need to fix us. Jen - We are Abigail's parents; both of us. I'm not trying to excuse what she did but Abigail has always been so grown up and so independent and maybe we didn't realise that she still needs us sometimes. Jack - She needed a father figure and she looked up and saw Austin Reed because I wasn't there. Jen - No, that is not true. She was looking for stability and attention. We can do better. We have to do better. She needs to know that we are on the same page and we are not going to change. Jack - Right. Jen - That there's something between us; there's this distance and I don't want it. Jack - It's not what I want either but that's what has to be because everytime I let myself get to close to you I end up hurting you or the kids and it seems to be getting worse than ever. Jen - That is not true. Jack - What's not true? Jen - Listen, your children adore you and so do I. Don't we want the same thing? I mean, what the heck are we doing Jack? Jack - As I told you before .. Jen - I know what you've told me but are you really protecting us. Is this really about me? I don't know. Are we just afraid to try again? Is that what it is? What? Jack - As I told you before ... Jen - I know what you told me. If that is all you have to say forget it. Don't say anything more. She leaves.
Brady Pub - Part 1: Abigail apologises to the stranger. I turned around so fast I didn't see you coming. She notices he's holding a picture. OMG, I broke it. He retorts - The frame didn't crack itself. Abigail asks to see it. Maybe if we just wipe the mud off ... He tells her to leave it alone before she makes it worse. Abigail offers to get him a new frame; there's a store around the corner. He doesn't care about the frame; it's the photo that's all jacked up now. Abby - Okay. You can get it digitally restored. He doesn't want a digital copy. He wants the original - this one. Abigail - I don't know what to say. What happened is completely my fault but I am trying to help. No, you're trying to get me to say that it's alright, that all is forgiven. Well guess what, it's not happening. He walks away.
Alamainia - Part 1: John holds up Marlena's picture. Listen to me. You know this woman. PG - No, I do not. John - Her name is Marlena. She's one of your closest friends. Look at me. You're not Princess Gina, she's dead. PG - Honestly John. John - Your name is Hope Brady. You're married. Your husband's name is Bo. He's been badly hurt. He's in the hospital. He needs you right now. PG - I do not know why you are doing this. She grabs the photo - I do not know this woman. Bo Brady is not my husband. And for the last time, the last thing I am is his wife. I want to sell Stefano's egg to the highest bidder so you and I can disappear together forever darling. John - Listen to me please because if you don't Stefano's going to win the ultimate game. Gina - Stefano has really gotten to you this time. I don't understand why you're so worried about him. We have the egg. It's all he wants. Darling, we hold all of the cards. John - You're mistaken. As long as you can't remember who you are Stefano is still in control. Gina - Stefano! No one controls me. You should know that better than anyone. And if you do not recognise the woman standing in front of you then ... I do not know what to say. John - Hope, where are you going? Gina - The air is stale in here. I'm going for a walk. John - I'm sorry. Sit down. I'm sorry. He ties her to the chair. Gina - What are you dong? John - You won't believe me right now but I'm saving your life. Gina - You're scaring me. What are you doing? He leaves the room with her pleading for him not to leave her like this.
One of Stefano's goons tells him that the princess and John are still in their hotel room. Stefano doesn't need him to tell him that. What I need is for you to tell me about her. What is the latest? Goon - As you instructed, Mrs. DiMera received the package last night. Stefano - So she has had a whole day to stew over it's contents. Now that she's left to her own devices, what does she do? The goon reminds Stefano that the package was addressed to him. Stefano - Yes it was. Goon - Why would you think your wife would open it? Unless it was a test and she failed. Stefano - No. I knew she would open it. But what interested me is what she would do with the contents once she had them. Goon - It was just pictures of ... Stefano - That's right. Another woman. A woman that used to be important in my past. Goon - You're trying to make your wife jealous. How come? Stefano - Let's just say that I have my reasons.
HTS: After looking through the dossier on Marlena once again Kate stuffs it in her briefcase. She notices Ian and pretends to run into him. I didn't expect to see you here. Ian - Really Kate? Are you being entirely honest with me? You knew exactly what you were doing when you ran into me. Kate - What was that? Walking? Ian - No you were waiting for me. She tells him he's delusional. Go to hell. He grabs her arm - You were waiting for me, I'm here. Don't walk away. He apologises - he didn't mean to upset her. You obviously want someone to talk to, to listen, I'm here or would you rather go somewhere private? Kate - Private, please.
Hospital - Part 1: Dan addresses Lexie - You're a doctor so as you know these things aren't easy to say. Lexie - It's okay. Whatever it is, I can handle it. Dan - Your collapse was caused by a tumour. Lexie - Where? Dan - Between the third and lateral ventricles in your brain and the tumour is in an advanced stage. Abe - I just don't understand it. Dan - I know it's a lot to take in. Abe - How could we be looking at something in an advanced stage, there was no warning. Lexie showed absolutely no signs until earlier today. Lexie - Abe, it's okay. The tumour, you said it's located between the third and lateral ventricles in my brain. That would make it ... Dan - Inoperable. Lexie - Thank you Daniel. Excuse me. She leaves the room. Celeste tells Abe they shouldn't have allowed Alexandra to leave like that. Abe will go and find her. First, Daniel, what are we looking at here. Her condition, what are our options going forward. Dan - The first thing we need to determine is if the tumour has spread. Abe - If it spread? Dan - I'm not going to sugarcoat this, I think I'd be doing you a huge disservice if I tried to. What we're facing here is the worst case scenario. Abe is going to go and find his wife. Lexie puts on her white coat and goes into a patient's room. She's examining the patient who appears to be in a coma when Abe opens the door. Lexie asks him what he's doing here. Abe - I was trying to find you and when you ran off I ... Lexie - I didn't run off. It was time for my rounds; I have patients to see. Abe tells her he read the chart. She's in a coma. I don't mean to be insensitive but if you had been a few minutes late she ... Lexie - Wouldn't have known? I would have known. I see her at the same time everyday whether she knows it or not. I try and comfort her because that's what I do; it's who I am. I didn't leave because I couldn't handle what Daniel had to say. I left because that hasn't changed. I haven't changed! Abe - I know. I'm right here. He takes her in his arms.
Brady Pub - Part 2: Jack catches up to Jen outside the pub. Yes she heard him calling her but what else is there to say? Jack - Well ... Jen - What? Jack - What do I say? Jen - I don't know. What? Jack - That I'm scared, yes. I am scared. I don't know what is going to happen. Everytime a car backfires I'm scared. Everytime a door opens I'm scared or closes, I'm scared. Whenever something happens now I'm scared. I don't know what's going to happen. I'm scared I'm not ... I'm never going to be the man that your or my family need me to be. Jen - You know what, you are that man. You are! I know that what you went through in Afghanistan was horrible. I know that it was terrifying. I know that you've been working so hard Jack to find your way back. Jack - I'm making progress. Jen - Yes you are and that is all I've ever wanted for you. But when do you stop going backwards and start moving forwards? When? She turns away - he grabs her arms and turns her so she's facing him - Now. Right now I'm looking at my future. Jen - Okay then you say it. Jack - I'm tired of being scared. I'm tired of being alone. Jen - You don't have to be alone. I don't want you to be alone. They kiss. Inside the pub Abby looks up and through the window she sees her parents kissing. OMG. She goes out and makes her presence known. Jack wipes the tears from his eyes. Abby - What's going on? Are you two back together? Jack - I don't know. That depends ... he looks at Jen - Did I blow it by waiting too long? Jen - No. You got to me in the nick of time. They kiss again and then they pull Abby in for a family hug.
Ian's hotel room - Part 1: Ian tells her to sit down and make herself comfortable. She tells him that won't be necessary. I'm fine. Ian doesn't think so. She tells him not to patronize her. That wasn't his intention. Kate - You think you know me so well, don't you? Ian - Well enough to know you're in an emotionally restrictive marriage, passionless. Kate - That's a funny thing to come from a man who's wife goes into heat everytime she sees Brady Black. Ian - Touché. You're also conflicted because you have a husband and you're not sure he's moved on from a past love. You don't know what he's thinking or what he's feeling. It's tearing you apart. He touches her cheek. You deserve better. Kate - You don't know the half of it. You don't know how many times I've called him; how many messages I've left him telling him how much I love him and how much I miss him. And you know how many times he's called me back. Not once. But perhaps if he paid me half the attention that he pays to Marlena I would be fine but then again, his precious Marlena takes up all of his attention. She hands him the dossier. By the way, I'm not here because of what you said to me the other night. Ian - What was that? Kate - You told me that when I was ready you'd be waiting. Ian - Now what exactly are you doing here?
Alamainia - Part 2: John returns carrying a copy of a newspaper page. PG - Oh thank God. I did not think you were coming back. Untie me. John - Not until I get you to listen to me. PG - I'm all ears. John - I want you to look at this. The clerk printed it out for me downstairs. He holds up the page - LINGERS IN COMA with a picture of Bo. Gina - What is that? John - The front page of the Salem newspaper. PG - I told you that place means nothing to me. John - Read the headline; look at the photo. Gina stars reading - Detective Bo Brady. John - That's Bo. That's your husband. He's a part of you. Now I want you to go to that place Hope, that part of you that Stefano can't reach and tell me that you feel something. Tell me that you remember. Try to remember the life you share with him. Gina - I told you I do not know him. John - Oh yes you do. You spent a lot of years with him raising a family, lovin' him. Gina - No John, I love you. John - Your heart doesn't belong to me Hope. Gina - For God's sake stop calling me that. John - It belongs to Bo and oh he needs you now. He needs to hear your voice. He needs to hear you say that you love him, that you're right there with him. Gina - No. John - You can do this. You can break through this, I know you can. Don't let DiMera keep us away from the people that we love - Bo and Marlena, they're waiting for us to come back to them. You can feel that pull now, can't you? I want you to go to that place that you protected and tell me who you really are and where you belong and it's not here. You know that. It's back in Salem with Bo. John has untied her. She stands up - John holds the picture in front of her. He calls you Fancy Face. Do you hear him calling your name? Can you see the smile on his face when he says that ... Fancy Face. Hope - Bo .. she cries. I need to get home to Bo. John - It's time to go.
Hospital - Part 2: Abe follows Lexie outside the patient's room. Before we go back - what Daniel told you, he was just giving you facts. That's his job. There's more than tests and results at play here. There's hope and our faith and our love. I am not going to give up you, on us, not for a minute. Neither is Lexie. I love you so much. Abe - And I love you.
Jack, Jen and Abby walk arm in arm down the corridor. Abby can't believe this is happening. I'm so happy for you. Jack - I'm speechless myself. They all laugh. Abby - Whoa, Dad's speechless - that's a first. Jen - You know I think it's pretty wonderful too. And I think it's very sweet that one of the first things you wanted to do was come visit Bo. Jack - I thought we could spread the cheer. I don't know if he can hear us or feel that we're there ... Jen - Yes he can. The doctor said that he can hear us. Jack - Good. Abby notices the guy she ran into outside the pub. She tells her parents to go ahead - she'll catch up. She asks the guy - Lost? He's staring at his phone - Yeah, I'm looking for ... he looks up ... Oh. Abby - Yeah, it's me. Look I used to work here so I can probably get you pointed in the right direction without knocking you down if that helps. He appreciates that. Before I go wandering off with you, I'm Abigail btw. Cameron, sorry for going ballistic on you before. I'm just meeting someone for the first time today. I guess I'm a little on edge. Abby - Oh, blind date. Cameron - Not exactly but the picture is a gift for her. That's why I was so upset but it cleaned up pretty well. Abby - I'm glad it worked out. So where are you trying to go exactly. Cameron - Dr. Jonas's office. Abby gives him directions. Cameron thanks her. Maybe I'll see you around sometimes.
Ian's hotel room - Part 2: Kate - I can't tell you why I'm here to be honest because I can't answer that question myself. Ian - Then why did you seek me out? Why me in particular? Kate - I don't know. What do you want me to tell you? That you're the one person in the world who could possibly understand, is that it? Ian - Is that it? Kate - No. Maybe it's because when it comes down to it you're really not so different from my dear husband. Ian - How did you arrive at that particular conclusion? Kate - Because Stefano wasn't the first man to think of me as an afterthought and I would really love to know the justification for treating someone you care about that way. Ian - I'm not so sure that I can justify it but I think that I do owe you an explanation. I was never happier than when I was with you. Kate - If you were so happy why did you end it? Why did you end it so ... Ian - Abruptly? Kate - You cut me loose without a second thought. Ian - You think that was easy for me? I did that to protect you. Kate - From what? Ian - You didn't know it at the time but I was being blackmailed. Kate - Blackmailed, please. Ian - I was in a position to enact a hostile takeover ... remember that? She does. Ian - There was another company circling the property. This particular person would have done anything to ruin me at all costs. Kate - You were never intimidated by anyone. Ian - This bastard was no different. I wouldn't have backed off so quickly except he hired detective's to dig into your background. Kate - Mine? Ian - We both know what they would have uncovered. Kate - OMG. That was so long ago. Ian - I couldn't allow your indiscretions to come to light. You'd come so far. You were on your way to becoming a successful business woman. I had to distance myself from you to save you. In order for it to look permanent it had to be permanent. Kate - Takeovers last weeks, maybe months. You were away from me for years. Ian - This particular person that I locked horns with, that was continual, it was a constant. I couldn't risk being near you - not when he was still a threat to you. Kate - So what's changed? Ian - He's been handled. Nothing can keep us apart now. Kate - What about your wife? What about Madison? Ian - She's my wife in name only. I love you. I've always loved you.
Alamainia - Part 3: Hope - I should be with Bo instead I'm stuck here in another one of Stefano's games. Damn him. John - The important thing is this part of the game is over. The princess and the pawn are gone. Hope - Thank God. John - And we have the Anastasia egg. The one thing DiMera wanted more than anything else. Hope - We do? I don't remember stealing that. He has no idea? John - Oh no. We removed all the surveillance devices in this room that he was using to spy on us. Plus it's going to work to our advantage that he doesn't know we're not under his mind control anymore. Hope - We keep him in the dark? John - I think it's our ticket out of this mess. There's a loud knock on the door. It's Stefano. Open the door. I know you're in there. John gives Hope the signal to put on her game face.
Hospital - Part 3: Celeste gives Lexie a hug - I was so worried about you. Lexie - I didn't mean to scare you. I had some things to take care of. Before Daniel came in you said you had something to tell us. What was it? There's a knock on the door. Cameron comes in. Celeste exclaims - You're here. She gives him a hug. Abe asks Lexie if she knows who that is. No. Celeste - What I wanted to tell you before my darling was that there was someone that I wanted you to meet. Lexie - I gather this is that someone. Celeste - Alexandra this is Cameron. He's your brother. Lexie - He's my brother? Celeste - Half-brother actually. Lexie - You never told me you had a son. Celeste - His father took him away from me when he was 5. It was only recently that we were able to reconnect. Lexie - And you never told me? Celeste - I wasn't allowed to have any contact with Cameron. Talking about him would have been like losing him all over again. Lexie - I'm sorry Cameron. I'm not quite sure what to say. Cameron - I don't blame you. We actually did meet once before. I even have proof. He hands her his gift. It's a photo of us with Mom. Lexie - OMG. This was taken a long time ago when I still thought you were my aunt; when I didn't know I was your daughter. Celeste - You have no idea how much I regret all of that wasted time especially now. Cameron - I hope you like it. It's yours to keep. I found it in some of my dad's stuff. Celeste - Your brother's a doctor as well. He's grown into quite a handsome young man. Lexie - I can't do this right now. Cameron - Is something wrong? Abe - Cameron, I'm Abe, Lexie's husband. It's good to meet you. You're going to have to forgive us. We just heard some news. It's nothing to do with you but we have to process all this. I'm sure once Lexie's done that she'll be very open to getting to know you. Cameron - That would be great. Celeste tells Lexie she loves her. Lexie - I love you too. She tells Cameron it was nice meeting him again. Lexie and Abe leave. Cameron - Mom? What did I walk in on? She picks up Lexie's file and hands it to him.
Dan comes in and finds Celeste consulting her Tarot cards. He hopes she's still not waiting for Lexie. No, Abraham took Alexandra home. Dan is sorry they didn't get the results she hoped for. Celeste - I'm sorry but not surprised. Dan - The cards, they tell you that? Celeste - You don't have to hide your sceptism but the cards are never wrong. They warned me that something was coming; something terrible.
Carver home: Lexie clutches a family photo to her chest. Abe tells her the sitter said she just put Theo down a few minutes ago. Do you want me to get him up? Lexie - No. I'm not ready to face him yet. Abe - Is there anything I can do? Lexie hugs him. This is all I need; it's the best medicine in the world. Abe - And I didn't even have to go to medical school. Lexie laughs. Abe - We'll get through this. Lexie - I know. They hug.
Ian's hotel room - Part 3: Ian - I'm sorry. Kate - That you chose to protect me? Ian - No, that I had to push you away in order to do so. That I had to hurt you without giving you an explanation. Kate - I got over it. Ian - I didn't. I'll never forget watching you walk away aware that I'd given up the best thing that had ever happened to me; knowing that I'd never have you back again. Kate - Never's a long time and in my experience it's something that is subject to change. They kiss.
Alamainia - Part 4: John is buttoning up his shirt when he lets Stefano in. What took you so long to answer the door. Hope - We were not exactly expecting company. John - I thought we'd agreed that we would contact you. Stefano - You're not in charge here, I am. Now give me an update on the search. He notices the crumbled up paper in the garbage can - What is that? He pulls it out and sees the copy of the front page of the Salem Spectator. What are you doing with this? What the hell is going on here?
Monday Apr 9
HTS - Part 1: Nicole is looking at a billboard listing all of Intensity Spa's services including Maternity Yoga. Rafe walks up behind and sees the long list. I guess it was just a matter of time before they started offering parenting classes; are you thinking of taking one of those? Nicole isn't sure she's ready to advertise to the world that she's with child. Rafe admits this ruse of him being the baby's father is going to be harder than they anticipated. Nicole knows - especially since EJ is hellbent on proving he is. Rafe reminds her that she can't do the paternity test until she's at least 10 weeks along. That will give us some time to figure out how to switch the test results so EJ doesn't think that he's the baby's father. Nicole - We need a plan right now; I'm making myself sick. Rafe - EJ isn't your #1 enemy, stress is. Maybe you should do some of that yoga stuff. Nicole - Yoga stresses me out ... it's so ... Rafe - Relaxing? Nicole - Exactly. Rafe - Nicole, for the baby, alright? Nicole will get a brochure. Rafe also got her this Mommy and Me registration form. Nicole - It would be amazing to experience this with baby. I'm afraid to hope too hard because it's like tempting fate. Rafe - Why don't you try this? Picture yourself holding your baby, he's smiling, he's cooing ... Nicole - She ... Rafe - She .. and all is right in the world. Nicole - Wow. Look at you staying all positive. Rafe - It's easier than thinking the sky is falling, that's all. If you want something good to happen you have to be open to it happening.
Coffeehouse - Part 1: Lucas tells EJ if he's looking for Will he's out of luck. EJ makes a couple of smart remarks including asking if Lucas shouldn't be back with his geisha. Lucas - Wrong country but I'm going to stay in Salem for a while. EJ will tell William he's looking for him. He is still a valuable employee btw. It's funny, I never really have to go looking for him when I need his services. Lucas wonders why he's here then. This isn't really his style. EJ - It gives me an opportunity to mingle with my more diverse constituents. Lucas knew he would have an angle - he always does. EJ - Meaning? Lucas - Meaning you're the one who moved Sami and the kids into that big old apartment building you own. Then of course you moved into the apartment right across the hall. That's no coincidence. You're trying to get Sami back. It's not going to happen. EJ - I see. I'm villified for helping William and now I'm a predator setting my sights on Samantha. Lucas - Yeah, at least you admit it. EJ - I'm helping Samantha and our children because they have nowhere to live now that Rafe's divorcing her. I can't understand why you don't see things as they are, take them at face value. Lucas - It's you. You don't operate that way. EJ - I admit I'll enjoy the opportunity to spend more time with my children. Lucas - And Sami. EJ shrugs - She's their mother. She's going to be there. Lucas - That's why you hired Will; so you'd have one more connection to her. EJ - I hired your son because he attempted to blackmail me and I would carefully consider the consequences if you don't keep your mouth shut. Lucas - Careful there. As Mayor you can't threaten people the way you used to. EJ - No, but I'll speak to you exactly as I please. Lucas - That's funny because I'm not the problem; the problem is Nicole. She divorced you because she's pregnant with another man's baby. That's hard to keep quiet. It's just a matter of time before everybody knows that she left you because you cheated on her. EJ - I would strongly suggest that you keep your mouth shut. Lucas - And that's why you're going after Sami; to get back at Rafe? Really? EJ - Why all this concern about Samantha? You have a fiancée, don't you? Why are so invested in Samantha? In fact why are you still here at all unless you have some unfinished business with your ex-wife. Lucas - I'm not going to allow you to turn this around on me. I don't want Sami back. I'm still recovering from the last time. EJ - You do know what they say, if at first you don't succeed ... Lucas - Not in this case. We're just friends. EJ laughs. Lucas - Leave her alone. You've done enough to her. EJ - Are you this protective of all your friends. Lucas - No, I just don't want to see her get sucked into the pit you call a life. EJ - Drawing a line in the sand, are we? Lucas - Not at all but it's my turn to make threats so either you leave Sami alone or you're screwed; you're going to have to deal with me. He walks out.
Brady Pub - Part 1: Brady comes in and sees Madison working at a table. He walks over and comments that she's busy. Madison - Mad World doesn't run itself anymore than Basic Black does. Brady - At least Mad World isn't in crisis because your drunken CEO spouted off to the fashion press. Madison - So you realise what a mess you made the other night. Brady admits he shouldn't have let Ian get to him the way he did. Madison agrees. Brady - What's your excuse? Why do you let the man you despise rule your life? Madison - He's still my husband. Brady - you say that like it means something but we both know it doesn't. Madison - Stop. Brady - What does he have on you? It's got to be something huge for you to stay with him because I know that you don't love that man. You don't even let him touch you, do you? Madison - You've got to stop this. The more you try to be with me, the harder Ian is going to make your life. Brady - My offer still stands. Leave him and be with me and whatever he does I will protect you. Madison - I can't leave my husband. Brady - You haven't told me why. This kind of feeling doesn't come around a lot in people's lives and you're tossing it away like it's a piece of garbage. I've laid my ego and pride on the table because I want to convince you that what we have is special but you're not doing a damn thing about it. I can't do it alone. I'm done. You and me, this whole thing - I've got to be finished with it. He gets up to leave. Madison tells him to stop.
Ian's hotel room - Part 1: Ian tells Kate he's waited so long to be with her. Every second that we've wasted waiting ... I love you so much. I never stopped loving you. Now that I have you back I'm never going to let you go, ever. They kiss and head towards the bed. They are now basking in the afterglow. Ian - I should have found a way to not let you go back then. Kate understands that he had no choice; you were being blackmailed and you ended it to help me. Ian - But at what price? Kate - If I had known the truth I would have waited. Maybe we'd have been together all this time. Ian - That would have been wonderful but I couldn't risk that; you meant too much to me. Kate - I hated you for leaving me. Ian - I hated myself. Kate - I'm glad that I know the reason why now. Ian - I'll spend the rest of my life making up for the time we've lost together. Kate - What about Madison? Ian - We're finished. I want to be with you. I'll make it happen, trust me. Kate - I know you will. She adds - I think that I've been in Marlena's shadow for so long I had forgotten how it felt to come first.
Alamainia - Part 1: John asks Stefano what he's holding. Stefano - It's a copy of an article about Bo Brady. Hope - Who? John - The clerk gave us that when we came back to our room. I just thought it was a bill for room service. Hope - Who is Bo Brady? Stefano is not so sure he believes how they got this article. John - As I said the clerk gave it to us. I'll call the front desk and see what's up. Stefano - There's no need to do that. He probably got you mixed up with someone else, that's all. Hope takes the paper and crumbles it up and throws it aside. Stefano - Now let us get to the egg. The sooner you bring that egg to me the sooner you can go on with you life; travel the world, make love day and night - it will be your dream come true. John - That's what we want, isn't it Gina? Hope - More than anything else. Stefano - The egg, have you retrieved it. John - No. Hope - Yes. Stefano - Do you or do you not have the egg. John - No we do not but now we know exactly how we're going to get it. Hope - Yes, that is what I meant. John - The devil is in the details - removing it from it's very intricate hiding place. Stefano - My temper is running short. If I don't have that egg very soon there are going to be consequences Alamainian style. John - We'll get it. Stefano leaves. Hope - Why didn't you give him the egg? He would have given us our passports and we could have gone home to Bo and Marlena. John - No. DiMera can't be trusted; not now, not ever and that is going to be our ticket out of here.
HTS - Part 2: Nicole - I still don't know what I've done to deserve everything you've done for me especially the way I used to treat you. Rafe - I think I have a thing for damsels in distress. Or maybe it's the fact that we were both lied to and lost the person we thought we were going to spend the rest of our lives with. Nicole - Well friendship has to start somewhere, right? And you are the friend I need most in my life right now so thank you for saving me from myself. She hugs him. Lucas walks up - You guys need to get a room. Oh wait a minute, you already did. Rafe - You keep on like that it's not going to end well for you. Lucas - Sorry about that. I was a little rude. I guess congratulations are in order. You guys are having a baby together; one more Salem surpise. Rafe - We're happy about it. Nicole - Nice to see you too Lucas. We have Sami to thank for getting the ball rolling when she slept with EJ. Lucas - You could have forgiven her. Rafe - Like you have? Lucas - And you, you could have forgiven EJ too but you didn't and now she's going to go back into his arms any day now. Rafe - What are you talking about? Lucas - EJ moved Sami and the kids into his apartment building and he moved in right across the hall. Rafe tells Nicole he'd like to talk to Lucas alone. Nicole says sure and walks away. Rafe tells Lucas - Nicole's is a high risk pregnancy, don't upset her. Lucas - Why should she care what EJ does and why should you? Rafe - Oh I don't; what Sami does is not my business, not anymore. And if you've got a half a brain in there you'll give up on her like the rest of us have.
Brady Pub - Part 2: Madison - I want to help you. You and Basic Black are on a very thin ice with the fashion press just when you need their help the most to turn your business around to make it successful again. After your drunken rant they're in no mood to do you any favours. Brady - Given our relationship status and everything else that's going on, you want to talk business right now? I'll pass on that. Madison - Do you want your dad to come home to a bankrupt company? Let me help you. I'm your best shot right now of keeping your business afloat. Please let me help. Brady's listening. Madison - I invited Serge here to talk about Basic Black and you; tell him it's a shame that you mixed your wine with cold medicine and had a little too much to drink and ... OMG, he's here right now. Brady - You brought me here to do damage control? Madison - I did. Here's what I need you to do; be nice and smile, okay? She gives Serge a very warm greeting and a big hug. It's always a pleasure - he sees Brady - until now. Madison - I was just getting Brady's opinion on a new product line. He's feeling so much better than he was the other night. Brady plays along - Do yourself a favour - never mix cold medicine with wine. Madison - Thankfully he's better at business than he is at playing doctor. Serge - I would hope so. Madison - Actually Brady's a genius. I really respect and value his opinion even though he left Mad World to go to Basic Black. Serge - I'm surprised you two are on such good terms. Madison - Really, why? Serge - That train wreck of a dinner party gave me the distinct impression that you and Brady and your husband have quite a complicated relationship. Brady - Well Serge, I've to agree with you. You're absolutely right. Madison - Brady's right. His relationship with Ian and me is complicated but what business relationship isn't? Brady - Ian succeeded me when I left Titan to restart Basic Black with my father. Naturally we're going to butt heads once in a while on mutual interests. Serge - You're rivalry seemed more personal to me. Brady - Well it makes a better story if you make it personal. Serge - Where was your father that night? Brady - He was out of town finishing up another project actually. Serge - You're saying that Basic Black plans to unveil a new product line? Madison - That's what Brady and I were discussing. Serge - Do I sense a collorabation between Mad World and Basic Black? Madison - Maybe? Brady - Maybe? We should just tell him. Why don't we give Serge a scoop? Madison suggests they talk about this later. Brady thinks they should tell him right now unless you don't trust me to.
Ian's hotel room - Part 2: Ian is now tying up his robe. I'm suddenly famished, what about you? So is gate. Ian lists all her favourites from the menu - did you think I'd forget. As he's placing the order Kate looks at her rings and recalls Stefano telling her that he is a man who has everything but without her in his life he felt like a pauper. OMG - What have I done? Ian asks her what's wrong. Kate - I made a terrible mistake. Kate is frantically getting dressed as Ian tries to get her to listen to him. Kate - No. I have no idea what I was thinking. Ian - What happened was not a mistake. You wanted it as much as I did. Kate - It went too far. Ian - It was meant to be. I love you Kate. You love me. Kate - You don't get the point. I'm married to Stefano. I love him and I have betrayed him with you.
Alamainia - Part 2: John - Stefano DiMera pretty much just tipped his hand. Hope - He pretty much admitted he'd let us spend the rest of our lives as Princess Gina and the pawn but what does it matter? We beat him at his own game. I know I'm Hope Brady, you're John Black. John - That's a fact and now what we need is a little bit of leverage. Hope - Is that all? John - It's alright We can get it. He retrieves the egg - this beautiful little egg is going to give it to us. What do you know about these things? Hope - Anastasia eggs were crafted for the tzars of Russia to give to their wives. The trick was for the wife to find the secret compartment with the prize inside. Stefano must want what's inside of the egg. John - There's our leverage.
Brady Pub - Part 3: Serge - I do love a good scoop. A collorboration between Mad World and Basic Black would be quite a coup. Brady agrees and she told me that she wanted you to have the scoop. Serge hugs her - Tell me everything. Madison - The thing is ... Brady - Here's what's going on. Basic Black is going to start a high end line of accessories. Everything from purses to shaving kits and with each item we're going to put a companion set of Mad World products. Serge - Cross branding at it's best! It's a fabulous marketing strategy if you two can make it happen. Brady - We can. We are a team. Serge is thrilled. I've got my story for the next issue. He hugs Madison and then Brady. Serge leans in to Brady - Call me sometimes. He leaves. Madison - How did you do what you just did? Brady - Why did you set this meeting up to help me in the first place?
HTS - Part 3: Lucas - I'm not going to give up on Sami. Rafe - You care about her. Lucas - I do, a hell of a lot more than I'd like. Rafe - You and me both. Point is I don't want to see you get sucked into her drama. It will drown you. Trust me, I speak from experience. Lucas - I was married to her. You don't have to warn me. I know her better than anybody. Rafe - Aren't you engaged to someone else now? What's her name, Summer? Lucas - It's Autumn. I don't know why everyone has such a hard time remembering that. Rafe - The point is you should be focused on her, not Sami. Lucas - Do you really want Sami to end up with EJ again? Rafe - Like I said, I don't care. Sami and EJ share something that neither one of them are ready to let go of yet. I realised that too late but it's not too late for you.
Coffeehouse - Part 2: Nicole comes in reading her brochures. EJ sees her. He goes to her and tells her he's sorry if he seemed angry earlier. You and the baby deserve better and I will be better. Nicole hopes he means that. He does. Could we possibly have a conversation about this baby without rancor, I promise. Nicole - Okay. She sits down at a table with him. EJ - Look in addition to my temper I'd like to apologise for pressuring you to have a paternity test. I recognise what happened to you. My rage at your understandable infidelity post Samantha drove you to claim that this baby is Rafe's. Nicole - It is. EJ - You know as well as I do that isn't true. This is a miracle child. This is living proof that you and I are meant to be together. Why would you throw away our chance at happiness? Everything we've ever wanted is right there within our grasp. All you have to do is just tell me the truth; the child is mine. Say it. Nicole puts her hand over her stomach - Your child? EJ - It's my child. Nicole - And how long would it be before you take your child away from me so all your kids could be under one roof with Sami. EJ - What are you talking about it? Nicole - I know that you moved into the apartment right across the hall from Sami. EJ - Yeah, absolutely, for my image as the Mayor. Nicole - No, so you could be one step closer to Sami's bed. EJ - That's absurd. Nicole - Is it? EJ - I need you. Nicole - You need Sami. You never got over losing her and you never will. EJ - I live across the hall from Samantha so I can spend more time with Johnny and Sydney. Nicole - I'm not going to let you play me for a fool. You want Sami, not me. Maybe that's okay but please just have the decency to leave me alone so I can live my life. EJ - With Rafe? Nicole - No, with my baby. Mine. She gets up and leaves. EJ makes a call - Samantha, I need to see you as soon as you get this message. We need to talk. It's about our future.
Brady Pub - Part 4: Madison - I wanted to help you because I felt responsible for what happened at dinner. Brady - I drank too much. It's not your fault. Madison - Yeah but Ian set you up because of me. That's my fault. I never should have let things go as far between us as they did. Brady - The only reason you're helping me today is because you feel bad? Madison - Yeah. Now Serge thinks we're doing a project together. Brady - Only we're not. Madison - Once news gets out and we don't deliver our reputations will be ruined. Brady - That's a good point. I think there's only one thing to do. We have to follow through with it. We have to start cross promoting our two companies immediately and I think together we can make it work. As they're walking out of the pub Brady tells Madison they're going to have to nail dow this cross promotion thing before Serge's article goes to print. Madison - You and your big mouth put us on the spot. Now we have to deliver. Brady - I have another great idea. He kisses her. Madison - You have to stop that. Brady claims he's just doing research on a new line of flavoured lipgloss. They banter a bit. Brady pretends to ge serious - I actually have an idea. How about those bags you get at the spa full of sponges and lotions - I'd like to test them out. I'll take the hot oil and rub it on your shoulders ... Madison - Why do all of your ideas involve sex? Brady - Because I really like sex with you and you inspire me. Madison - If we're going to work together you have to behave yourself.
Alamainia - Part 3: Stefano tells his goon that Princess Gina and her pawn have not gotten me the egg yet but after the little chat we had it shouldn't be long. The guy asks what he threatened them with. Stefano - I simply said that once they get me the egg they could take off together and go around the world. Goon - You're not bringing them back as John Black and Hope Brady? Stefano - No, no. As a matter of fact Gina and her pawn will go into the sunset lustfully living together forever. And since my odyssey is almost over, everything is great with the world. Goon - I should tell you sir, there's been some news from Salem and it isn't good. Stefano - Is it about my wife?
Ian's hotel room - Part 3: Ian - You would choose Stefano over me? Kate - It's true I didn't love him at first. It's true that I had to marry him but over time I have fallen in love with him. And he and I accept each other for what we are and that is a kind of love. Ian - Even though you know he wants Marlena. Kate - I don't care. Marlena loves John. She detests Stefano and that is never going to change. Her feelings are never going to change nor are mine for my husband; I love him. Ian - I love you Kate and you love me. You know that. Kate - No. Just stop. This never happened. Just pretend this never happened for your sake because if he finds out we were together I don't want to think about what he'll do to you. Ian - I'm not afraid of Stefano. I love you. I'll protect you. Kate - Words for your obituary if he finds out we slept together. Ian - Aren't you being a little overdramatic? Kate - Aren't you being a little naïve? Hopefully he's so busy tracking Marlena he's not keeping tabs on me but I'm not sure. So I am sure that we can never see each other again. She leaves.
Alamainia - Part 4: Goon - Mrs. DiMera spent several hours alone with Ian MacAllister in his hotel suite. Stefano - Hours you say? Yes. Stefano - Then the only conclusion is my wife failed the test and she has betrayed me. He tells the goon to get out. He stews and crushes the glass in his hand. You're going to pay for that mistake Katherine. Pay - You and Ian are going to pay.
Hope wonders what's inside the egg that Stefano is so desperate to have. John - We'll know if I can ever get this damned thing open. Hope - Give me a shot. She opens it - ladies touch. OMG. You were right.
Tuesday Apr 10
Coffeehouse - Part 1: When Sonny hears the door open he calls out 'Sorry, we're closed.' He sees it's Will. If he's here to cash in on that free coffee card he wrestled out of him, he's not having it. Will was passing by and noticed most of the lights were on. Do you need any help cleaning up or ... Sonny says sure. You can clean off the tabletops for me. Will starts to work. Sonny - What's up? Will - Oh nothing much; just ran some errands this morning ... tried to sleep through my calculus, came out to my Grandma, went to the gym ... Sonny - Wait, what did you say? Will - Went to the gym. Sonny - No, before that. Will - I came out to ... I told my grandmother that I'm gay. I guess I'm telling you now not that it's a big deal ... Sonny - Are you kidding me! This is a major deal! This is huge. (They're both smiling). Sonny has the cups out - How do you like it? Will - Just straight old cup of joe for me. Sonny - Straight, huh? Won't be long before you're ordering mocha latte macchiatos like the rest of us with a peppermint stick. Will - No, never. Sonny - That's the spirit. Stick to your guns. Congratulations man. It takes a lot of courage to come out. Will - Thank you. It sure as hell wasn't easy. I don't know if you noticed but I was pretty nervous about telling you. Sonny - Why? Will - I thought you would have been sick and tired of me ... how long it took for me to get my act together. Sonny - It takes what it takes. I'm just glad that you figured it out. There's nothing tougher than trying to pretend to be something you're not. Will - That's for sure. Sonny - How did Marlena take it? What did she say? Will - Great. I mean she knew - so supportive. Sonny - Such a cool lady. Will smiles - Yeah. Speaking of knowing ... I'm just curious how long did you ... Sonny - Did I know? Have you ever heard of a thing called gaydar? Will has. Sonny - It's hardly ever off. Will - Was I that obvious? Sonny - You weren't that obvious but you kind of sealed the deal when I caught you in a liplock with my buddy. Will pretends to be surprised - That was gay? Sonny laughs - Yes, that's gay. I don't mean to embarrass you. I would have called you on it but I didn't want you to run the other way. Will - Good call because I probably would have. Now that I'm not running I was hoping to get your advice on my next move which I think is pretty important.
DiMera mansion - Part 1: Kate comes down the stairs and stares at herself in the mirror in the foyer. She recalls being with Ian. Kate answers the door. It's Ian. She tells him he can't be here. If he finds out ... Ian shouts that he's not afraid of Stefano. I only care about you. Kate - He's my husband and I love him and I'm not going to leave him for you. You have to go and not come back.
Alamainia - Part 1: Stefano apologies to Francesco for shooting the messenger but I have to know if Katherine was betraying me. He answers - Yes sir. Stefano - I knew testing her was going to be a risk but I always thought in my heart that ... I will never, never forgive her for this. Francesco - Do you want me to deal with him? Stefano - No. I'll handle this myself.
Hope - It's not what I expected ... a coin? John - It's engraved. Hope asks if he can make it out. John - A series of letters and numbers - it might be a code. Whatever it is Stefano went through a hell of a lot of trouble to get his hands on it. John and Hope are each working on the code. Hope asks - Anything? John can't put together any pattern with these numbers and letters. In any case we don't have any time to figure it out. What we have to do is exchange that damn egg for our freedom. Hope - To get home to Bo and Marlena. I just pray to God Bo is ... John - We've got 2 things working for us right now. #1 is Stefano doesn't know we're not the Princess and the Pawn anymore and this little fellow here is our ticket home - he holds up the egg.
Sami's apt - Part 1: Sami is unpacking a box and comes across a family picture that includes Rafe. She puts it back in the box and then removes her wedding rings. She opens the door to EJ. He asks if the kids are asleep. They are so keep your voice down. EJ asks if she's alright. Yeah, thank you so much for letting us have the apartment. She continues unpacking so he grabs her hand ... Sami asks - Why did you call? He pulls her into a kiss. Sami gets into it and then pulls away - What the ... EJ - I was proving a point. Sami - That you're a bigger jerk than I thought you were? EJ - When I kissed you did you feel anything? Sami - Besides your tongue in my mouth ... EJ - Did you feel chemistry? Sami - NO! Of course I didn't. EJ - Then I proved my point. Sami - You did not have to do that. You could have answered that question without kissing me. EJ insists it needed to be cleared up. Sami - Well it's cleared up and if you want it clearer I can tell you that I despise you from the top of my head to the soles of my feet. EJ - Words, words, words. I needed to know that there is nothing romantic lingering between the two of us. Sami - There's not, I appreciate you getting me this apartment, but there's nothing romantic. Get it? EJ rattles on - people on the outside perceiving me moving you in here and me moving across the hall as something ... Sami - You said it's for the kids. EJ - It is. It's for Johnny and Sydney; that's very clear. Sami - Who are you trying to convince, me or you? EJ - If I'm completely honest maybe I'm trying to convince both of us. Sami - You don't have to convince me. I know for a fact that I am absolutely not attracted to you. EJ - If I knew that were true I would be incredibly happy. Sami - Well it is true so rejoice. EJ - Rejoice? If that's the case why does this keep happening to us over and over again? Sami - Are you seriously here to revisit one of the worse nights in my life ... a night where I was overcome with grief over the loss of my son. EJ - Normal people, when something like that happens, they would have wept together. Normal people would have railed at God over the injustice of the whole thing. Normal people would have beaten their own breasts not each others. Instead you and I take each other's clothes off and start making love on the floor. Sami - There was no love involved. It was just grief sex. EJ - Oh, you have a name for it now, do you? That doesn't stop it being insane; doesn't explain why when even the both of us are at each other's throats we end up in the most intimate of positions. Sami - I get it but I do not want to discuss one of the worst nights of my life. I will never get over what it cost me. EJ - Hey young lady, you're not the only person who lost everything that night. Sami - If that's all you came here to talk to me about it's getting late. EJ - I am not leaving here until you and I make sure sure that is never going to happen again. Sami pulls away from him. What is your sudden need to prove that we won't have sex together again. Do you think there's going to be encore? EJ - Fine. Look ... both Lucas and Nicole accused me of moving across the hall so I could be close to you. Sami - What did you tell them? EJ - I told them it wasn't true but I need to know that both you and I are on the same page. Sami - Obviously we are. We're toxic together. We screw up everything. EJ - Thank you. Somehow we do seem to have two rather beautiful children. What I'm saying is we need to find a way to coexist peacefully for them so we don't screw this up. Sami agrees. EJ - We both understand where we are; friends without benefits.
Alamainia - Part 2: John and Hope return to their room. John - We were so damn lucky to find a coin of the same size and design. Hope - Except it's not gold. John - Not yet. John pulls out a small vial of paint and a brush. I lifted it while you were chatting up the coin dealer. Don't worry I left a little money on the counter. Hope - So all we have to do is paint it, saw it in half and recreate the engravings. John pulls out the tools that are necessary. Assuming that DiMera wanted that coin for the code not the value he doesn't have any idea what the hell that code's about. Hope - Good point. John - So whatever code I put on this coin can be total nonsense. Hopefully it will perplex him just long enough for us to make our great escape. Hope - What if he tries to double cross us during the exchange. John - We've got the real thing to use as bargaining chip. It's critical that we keep up this facade as the princess and the pawn because if he senses we're playing him even for a second we're never going to see our families again.
DiMera mansion - Part 2: Ian understands why she wouldn't trust him. I let you down badly before but I promise I'll never do it again. Kate - You're not hearing me. Ian - Pushing you away was the biggest mistake of my life but tonight I realised it's not too late. Kate - It is too late. I'm married. Ian - So am I. We can deal with it. Kate - If you think that you're absolutely mad. Ian - Madison would be delighted to grant me a divorce. It's all she wants. Kate - Madison ... I'm married to Stefano DiMera. Do you know what he's capable of if he thinks I've betrayed him? You have to stop all this nonsense and we have to pretend this never happened for both of our sakes. Her cell rings. She answers it. It's Stefano - Good evening my love. Kate - Stefano, it's so good to hear your voice. Stefano - You sound a little flustered. Did I get you at a bad time? Kate - I was just getting ready for bed. Stefano apologises for it being late - but I just could not go another evening without hearing my lovely wife's voice. Kate - Why couldn't you call me before this? It's been weeks. Stefano knows. I left so abruptly I didn't even have a decent goodbye. Kate - I haven't heard from you since you left; I was getting worried. Stefano chuckles - Worried? I'm fine. It's just one of those tough jobs I'm dealing with but the good thing is that it's going to be over very shortly. Kate - That is good news. Stefano - You don't have to lie to me Katherine. Kate - I'm not lying. Stefano - I know you better than that. I know you're angry at me because I've been neglient. But look, if you forgive me I will move heaven and earth to make it up to you. Kate tells him there's nothing to be forgiven for. When will you be home. Stefano - As soon as I can but in the meantime I have a confession. I have a messenger delivering a package to the house and I wanted to give you a little clue as to what the contents are so you don't misunderstand. I've been keeping tabs on Marlena for leverage; I'm going to use the information against John. Kate doesn't understand. Stefano - Just one of the more difficult parts of my business. I wouldn't have mentioned it but knowing you as I do, I don't want you to get the wrong idea in case you take a little sneaky peek. Kate - I see. Stefano - You and you alone are the love of my life and I certainly don't want any secrets between us. Kate - Me too. I love you very much. Stefano can't wait to see her and hold her in his arms. Pleasant dreams.
Coffeehouse - Part 2: Sonny - Expert on all things gay at your service. They laugh. Will - Seriously though, I'm thinking about telling my Dad. Sonny - And? Will - And I have reservations because it's not going to be the same thing as with you and Grandma Marlena 'cause he has no clue that I'm gay. Sonny - Are you sure though 'cause he was kind of looking at us funny when we were goofing around the other morning. Will - I know; he talked to me about that but he has no idea ... he doesn't suspect. He warned me about how I was acting ... he said other people might get the wrong impression. Sonny - Because everyone knows I'm the resident homo. More laughter. Will - It's not like that but seriously he likes you. I just think it's going to come as such a shock to him and I don't want to let him down. Sonny - Who says you're going to be letting him down? Will - You know what I mean though. He's always assumed that I was straight and assumed that I was going to get married to a woman and have a family. Sonny - My parents were thinking along the same lines as that; it's just what parents do. Will - That's true. How did you break it to them? Sonny - Really man you just ... I just took a deep breath and dove right in. You just have to get it out to them the best way that you can and just help them understand that you're still the son they've always loved and that this is what makes you happy. Will - Yeah but the marriage and the settling down part ... Sonny - You can still have that; you know that. It might not be the Christmas photo your dad had in mind but who's to say you're not going to find someone you want to spend the rest of your life with; someone that you love and they love you back. Will - I can't even picture that. Sonny - I'm not sure I can picture it either but it happens, trust me. So are you going to tell your mom at the same time? Will - No. Absolutely not! There's no way she's going to know this about me.
Sami's apt - Part 2: Thank you again for the apartment EJ ... it's late and I know you have things to do. EJ - Quite ... absolutely. He has one step out the door - I trust everything is to your liking. Sami - Of course. The apartment is fantastic. Perfect. There is a tiny leak in the sink. I was going to call a plumber in the morning - that's alright? EJ - A small leak? I can probably fix it. Sami scoffs - You're not exactly the handy type. EJ - We'll see. He walks back in. Let's see what the man can do, shall we? He takes off his suit jacket and rolls up his sleeves. He looks under the sink. It doesn't look difficult to fix; I should have this done in no time. Sami - If you say so. Can I get you a wrench or something? EJ - A wrench would be good. Sami - I have Rafe's tool box here. I have different wrenches - there's like 3. EJ - Do you have a big one? Sami hands him a wrench. EJ looks at it - Okay. He starts working under the sink. Sami - Is it possible to hate someone and miss them at the same time? EJ - What's that? Sami - I'm talking about Rafe. I hate him for getting Nicole pregnant but I miss him. EJ - I think it's about time you forgot about Rafe. All of a sudden the pipe bursts and there's water shooting out all over. Sami starts laughing. Sami comes back with some towels. EJ - I got it. Sami - I think for future reference you're supposed to shut the valve off before you work on it. EJ sarcastically thanks her and reaches for the towel - he notices and comments that she took her wedding ring off. Sami - Yeah well, that's what you do when your marriage is over. Do you have dry clothes over at your apartment. No, I haven't moved in yet. Sami offers to throw his shirt in the dryer. EJ is so grateful. He removes his shirt. He starts undoing his belt, Sami snaps - Just the shirt! He smirks.
Alamainia - Part 3: After he finishes his call to Kate Stefano mutters - That bitch.
John is working on the fake coin. Hope is frustrated - I'm not a code breaker. We're never going to figure out what this says. John - It's okay. Hope - No it's not okay. I'm sorry ... I need to get home to Bo and Ciara. I'm not sure I can face Stefano again without strangling him. John - We're in the home stretch now. You've got to hang in there and play Princess Gina just a little while longer because it is show time.
DiMera mansion - Part 3: A crying Kate tells Ian that she's made the biggest mistake of her life. It was all a misunderstanding. Stefano isn't obsessed with Marlena, he's still in love with me. Ian - And you believe that why? Kate - Because he explained it to me. The dossier on Marlena isn't what I thought it was. Ian points out that he had someone track her every move for weeks - only a man obsessed would do something like that. Kate - It was business which makes sense because there were photographs and timelogs. Do you know what that means? It means I betrayed him for no good reason. Ian - You and I made love because you know in your heart that you and I belong together. Kate cries - No, it was such a terrible mistake. I want you to go. Ian - Would you stop it. It's not what you want. She screams at him - No. You have ruined my life and I hate you for it. Ian - You followed your heart. That's nothing to be ashamed of. Kate - Go back to Madison. Ian - I told you there is no more Madison. I don't love her, I love you. I won't lose you again. Kate - If Stefano finds out that we slept together you'll not only lose me he'll make sure you lose everything if he doesn't kill you first.
Coffeehouse - Part 3: I'm not even talking to my mom right now and even if I was there's no way I'd let her know something this personal about me. Sonny - You're still angry about EJ? Will - Yeah but that's not why I'm not going to tell her. I'm not going to tell her because she's going to make everything about herself. She's the most selfish and self-centered person in the world. Sonny - I think my ex has that title. Will - Seriously, there's only so many times I can forgive her before I start to lose respect for her entirely. Sonny - Okay. Will - Okay? Sonny - Okay. Will - You think I'm wrong obviously. You think I should tell her. Sonny - It sounds like you're holding out for all the wrong reasons. You're using this as a weapon; a surefire way to hurt your mom. And you know she's going to find out probably from your Dad. She's going to be devastated that she didn't hear it from you. Will - Good! Sonny - This is such a positive move you're making; don't you want to keep it that way? Will - She doesn't deserve to know. Sonny - She does deserve to know. Look, she's your mom. Don't hold this against her. Do the right thing and let her know who you are; not for her sake but for yours.
Alamainia - Part 4: Stefano and his goon go into John and Hope's room. Stefano - I thought you had lost your touch and failed your mission. Hope / PG - Stefano, do not be absurb. She throws him the egg. Stefano - Do you have any idea how valuable this little bauble is? John - Not really but obviously you think highly of it so it's yours. Now you have to live up to your end of the bargain and let me and the princess fly away to our new life together. Stefano - First things first. He opens the egg and smiles. Everything seems to be in order. He tells his goon to give them their fake passports. John smiles - Thank you. Hope / PG - So I'm to pass as sweet old Lily Faversham and how is that? John - I see once again I'm Father John. Hope - Oh good lord; which means I will have to keep my hands off of you. John shakes Stefano's hand - So we're good? Stefano - Yes. Go and enjoy your life together. John and Hope start to leave. Stefano - Would you tell me where you're going. Hope - Paree, where we first fell in love. As soon as they close the door John says - Lets get the hell out of here.
Sami's apt - Part 3: EJ hands Sami a cup of tea? and asks if she'd like some help (she's unpacking). No - she knows where she wants everything to go. You can take this - it's my wedding album with Rafe - it goes in the trash chute in the hallway. EJ thinks she'll regret that if he throws it away. Sami - You're probably right. It just seems like a lifetime ago. Like it was last year I was pregant and we were so happy and now he's going to have a baby with Nicole of all people. Like I didn't matter to him at all. EJ - I'm not convinced that baby is his. Sami - It still means that he's willing to make this huge commitment to her. It means that I have to ... we have to find a way to move on. EJ - I'm not running away from Nicole just yet. Sami - She's made it clear to you that she doesn't want anything to do with you. EJ - If that baby is mine there is no way I'm going anywhere. Sami - Well it's time for me to get over Rafe. OMG - Do you realise this is my 5th ruined marriage. EJ laughs. The good news is I think Elizabeth Taylor currently has the record but you still have time. Sami - That's not funny. Does it mean I'm completely unloveable? EJ - Actually it means the exact opposite. As somebody who is one of the 5 gentlemen who's had the misfortune to marry you I can tell you you're very loveable. Sami - You're father made us get married remember. EJ - My father forced the issue but I wouldn't have done it unless I wanted to, you know that right? Sami - Right. Well we did that like we do everything else together; we blew it to smithereens. At least we learned our lesson, right? Sami brings EJ his shirt. He'll let her get back to her unpacking. We have a deal right? This whole neighbourly situation stays completely platonic. Sami - Absolutely. After everything you have done to me ... EJ - And you have done to me ... Sami - Either way. The point is we don't want to get involved, right? EJ - The cleaner and the simpler, the better fo rus. Sami - Safer for us and for everyone else in a 25 mile radious. EJ - Shake on it - they do. Goodnight. Sami - Let go of my hand ... He smiles - goodnight. He leaves - Sami falls to the sofa and shakes her head. EJ stands outside her door and smiles before leaving.
Coffeehouse - Part 4: Will thanks Sonny for the input. Sonny - So you might talk to your mom? Will - I'll think about it. Sonny - That's all I can ask. I hope I didn't overstep. Will - No, I asked for your advice so I deserve it. Sonny - Well that will teach you. Will - Seriously though I'm sure I'm going to ask you more questions like how to be comfortable being gay in Salem. Sonny - Any time day or night. Will - Thank you. I wouldn't have gotten this far without you. Sonny - Don't sell yourself short. Will - I'm dead serious. I watched you and not in a creepy way; I watched you interact with people, strangers, family, gay people, straight people; it doesn't matter to you because you're the same person with everybody. And you're so easy going and natural. I admire that so much. I want to be real. I want to be like you. Sonny - I am pretty cool. They both chuckle. I'm serious - I'm so happy for you. You're a great guy. Everything's going to be okay. Come over here. They hug - it's pretty intense. Will pulls back - I guess I should go then and let you close up unless you need more help. Sonny is fine. Just keep me in the loop when you decide to tell your parents. Will - Totally. He leaves but turns back to look at Sonny before going out the door.
Alamainia - Part 5: Hope shows her passport to the airport agent. He tells her to get to the end of the line - patience is a virtue, right Father? They go to the back of the line. John - It's just a matter of time before Stefano realises that coin is a fake. We have the real one. We'll find an expert once we get back to Salem to break the code. Then we'll know why it's so important to Stefano. John - We're not home free until we get on that flight.
The goon is on his cell - Call me back. Stefano - They're at the airport? Goon - They didn't waste any time. Our man says they're getting ready to board. Stefano - And their flight is to Paris, right. The goon is waiting for onfirmation on that. Stefano has the coin and notices gold paint on his fingers. Damn! Damn them! They tricked me. They took the contents of the Anastasia egg. Goon - What do you want me to do? Stefano snaps - Stop them! The goon gets a call. Stefano - Don't let them get on that plane. He grabs the phone - Where are they? On their way to Salem! Stop them. I don't care what the hell you have to do but do not let them get on that plane. After the call he tells Francesco - They have been deceiving me all along. They know that they are John and Hope.
At the airport the ticket agent tells John and Hope everything seems to be in order. He gets a call.
DiMera mansion - Part 4: Ian - I told you I'm not afraid of Stefano DiMera. Kate - Then you're a fool. Please if you care anything about me at all just go because you're only making it worse being here. Ian - Okay I'll go. I'll leave only because you asked me too. I made love to you tonight; this changed everything. I'm not going to give you up - not without a fight. He kisses her cheek and leaves. She cries.
Wednesday Apr 11 - Skye's Spoiler Report
sami and ej again like yesterday
he is putting his shirt on and leaving again
he goes outside the door and puts his jacket on
johnny comes out of his bedroom and asks if daddy was here
sami says yes we were just talking
he says why didnt he say good night
she says we thought you were sleeping
sami goes out to see if she can catch eJ
he is at his apartment door
she says johnny wants to say good night to him
ej goes in and picks him up
says hello soldier i would have said good night but i thought you were in the land of nod
johnny says no im in salem
ej says oh really?
Yes you are
Ej hugs him
rafe and nicole are out in the hallway he says this place is better for you and the baby than that hotel room she says yeah
stef tells Francisco
Hope and john tricked him
stef finds out they are on their way to salem
they have been deceiving me all along
they know that they are john and Hope
john and Hope
trying to get their plane
gabi and melanie and chad
at the pub
talking about seeing a movie
stef wants to make sure john and Hope are detained
he wants them brought to him to take care of them himself
john and hope were denied permission to get on the plane
Sami says johnny if daddy tucks you in you have to go right to sleep
he says i will
rafe and nicole hear johnny talking and they go over to the door, which isnt closed and watch Ej and Sami with johnny
rafe says just our luck
Nic says our bad luck
sami notices rafe and nicole looking in
Ej turns and says nicole
nic says doors have hinges on them so you can close them you should try using them sometimes
johnny sees rafe and runs to him says we miss you
rafe says i miss you too all of you
Sami says EJ was about to tuck johnny into bed right johnny ?
Rafe says was he all right, you go over to your ops and ill see you soon
johnny runs over to EJ and
ej takes him to bed
sami says what are you 2 doing here
rafe says Nicole is looking for an apartment
but now that i see you and Ej are living here, i will look some place else
sami says we are not living together
Nic says wow she is sure defensive
rafe says Lucas said that you and ej are living across the hall from one another
Nic says you sure didnt miss any time
Sami says neither did you
john and Hope talk to the man at the airport, they try to convince him to let them get on the plane
he tells them he will try to get them on the plane when john gives him their passports and money
mel and chad and gabi continue to
talk about the movie
mel goes to get a hot chocolate
chad tells gab he has been dying to get her alone wants to ask her something
what is she doing later tonight?
Sami says Ej and i are not living together
nic says neither are rafe and i
sami says now you sounds defensive you got Nicole pregnant before our divorce was final
Ej comes out and says is there a problem here
rafe says you and sami living across the hall from each other
Ej says im living across the hall from Samantha and the children
why would you care though
you are divorcing Samantha and you seemed to have gotten my wife pregnant
Sami says nicole and rafe seem perfectly suited for each other ,nicole barely left you before she went after my soon to be ex -husband
rafe says are you kidding me
Nic says i think you have i backwards sami
dont you remember the reason i broke up with ej is because you 2 slam dunked each other when johnny went missing
sami says you had sexwith raf eon purpose ,what happened between me and ej was an accident
Nic says would you like to draw that out for me cuz i would really like to see what accidental sex looks like
sami says oh you know what i mean we didnt plan anything
it just happened
rafe says oh really well that changes everything
Nic says if you had just told us the truth
Sami says what,if i told you the truth
we all would be sitting around drinking a beer joking about it
somehow i doubt that
Ej says i dont think we need to rehash the point
we all know what happened
nic say we could have been happy together i thought we were
you promised me no more secrets
no more lies, we could have spent the rest of our lives together
Ej says we still can
Nic says and you Sami we were about to recommit our marriage , i was going to rip up those divorce papers
i signed last year then you and he
she grabs her stomach
rafe says are you ok?
She says yeah i am ,now that i see ej here and he really has moved in across the hall
it just proves that you really didnt love me
Ej says thats not true
you had me heart and sole
im such a fool
Ej says i already told you i moved across the hall for the sake of the children
Sami says EJ dont let her get to you
she got rafe to get her pregnant just
to spite you
Nic says get real, i dont even know if i can carry this baby to term
look what happened the last time i got pregnant with ejs baby
EJ says my baby
Hope and john
asks for their passports
Spencer turns around and says you and Hope arent going anywhere
steffie says to Francisco those 2 will never learn after he tells him their man has their passports
chad tells gabi, mel cant know anything about this
he wants this to be perfect and romantic, champagne , candles, flowers
the whole works
gabi say sit sounds great
he says Melanie cant suspect anything
she says she can be sneaky and devious
he gives her the key to his apartment
sami says so the baby is ejs
Ej says i knew it, Nic
rafe says thats wishful thinking
the baby is mine
sami says thats not what you just said
Nic says you misunderstood
EJ says no i dont think so
rafe says what she meant was this stress is not good for our baby
and she doesnt want to lose our baby the same way she lost your baby
Ej says im sorry, i know i promised i wouldnt upset you and i let you down we all did
sami says some people always play the victim
nic says thats rich coming from you
i cant take this stress anymore
nic leaves, Ej goes after her
sami says they need to talk and so do we
Ej and Nicole out in the hall
he says dont walk away
there is something i need to tell you
chad tells gabi she can set thinks up for him and Melanie
he asked her to make everything special for melanie cuz she is the most romantic person he knows
she looks disappointed
thought he was talking about her
Spencer tells Hope and john he is saving them from being locked up
he heard about them being princess gina and the pawn were spotted at the casino, he wants to know what happened
john says he will tell him all about it on the flight home
spencer tells them they have to go to intel first then maybe he can get them back home
sami says i noticed you took your wedding ring off
rafe says it was time ,past time
i noticed you did as well
she says im not the one who wanted to move on , you are the one who made that clear
he says stop i really dont want to hear it
she says right im the one who has to take it when everyone decides that sami is the bitch who caused all the problems but you do have to hear it cuz you are a liar and a hypocrite
EJ says im sorry,,i need you to know that i mean it
over the years i have caused a lot of pain to a lot of people, friends ,family and strangers,,but esp you
what i did with Samantha and lying about it, it was the worse thing i have ever done
i have never been as sorry
i swear that on your baby
spencer says he wants to know what they were doing pretending to be the princess and the pawn
he thinks stefano is on to them
just play along
the guy comes back and tries to take them with him
he pulls a gun on them
Spencer sees it
chad tells mel that gabi has to go
she has some stuff to do
mel asks him should they go too
he says not yet
Spencer says is there a problem
the guy says unruly passengers
Spencer knocks him down an dout and drags him into a room
Hope says so much for the friendly skies
John tells spencer why stef turned them into the princess and the pawn
Hope shows him the half a coin
rafe says you are calling me a hypocrite?
Sami says if the shoe fits
he says seems kind of funny you are the one who had sex with eJ and then decided you had to have some sort of vow renewal ceremony, because you
loved me so much
she says i did love you
he says right you were feeling guilty
sami says you are turning in to a world class liar, you didnt know about ej when you were falling in love with carrie and the second we broke up, you jumped right into bed with nicole
so you either got her pregnant or lying about it , either way,you are a hypocrite
Ej says i know you hope that i drown
im swimming in uncharted waters here
im not one to admit wrong doing
this time is different , cuz its you that i wronged
i never hurt anyone as much as i hurt you by being with Samantha after i promised
you are new beginning , i broke a sacred vow, i shattered your trust in me , but i love you so much
and in and amongst all this mess that i have made
i know there is a part of you that still loves me too
she says i hate this Ej
he says i know
i will do anything you ask to make this right
tell me if there is a glimmer of hope that we can be us again
Hope gives Spencer the coin
he says he will see what he
can find out about it
gabi at chads getting things ready
for the romantic evening
says the hell im doing this
she imagines watching chad and mel in bed together
chad says you are jealous?
Mel says Poor baby
then she knocks over a pic
she takes the picture of chad and Melanie and leaves
Ej says can you give me 1 last chance
i wont disappoint you again
she says im so sick and tried of this
he says if what you tell me is true , if this baby is rafes i would raise it as my own
she says you would really?
he says yeah
because i would know the only reason that you would have done that that you would have been with another man was because i drove you to it
rafe says stop making this about you it isnt the real victims are the kids , johnny and Sydney ,they didnt really get to know their dad cuz you hated Ej so much ,then there is Allie
did she even get to see lucas , cuz he moved out of the country
probably to get away from you
then theres Will , who is so hurt and angry he tries to avoid you every chance he gets
Sami says im a good mother and a good wife ,things happen,,,they do
he says they sure do
you just dont see it ,the lies the chaos the hurt you cause
even if you did see it, you would deny it just like you are now
Spencer tells john he cant be part of the team investigating his own case
john says i just want stef and ej in prison for the pain they caused
spencer says the agent they assigned is first rate
john says we will see about that i just want those bastards in hell
Spencer says the agency will nail Ej and Stefano
Hope says you need to get us back to Salem
mel and chad come home to his room
she says when did you have time to do this
he says i had a little help from a friend
she says this is wonderful cant belive you did this for me
he says i want this night to be special
chad tells her he loves her she say i love you too
sami says you lust after carrie and then sleeping with nicole is different than me being insane with grief with EJ thinking our son was dead
he says are you kidding me if Will hadnt seen you and ,ej we would still be living a lie
she says you are twisting this all around
im done with this conversation
he says i loved you you know so much
even though i knew you were messed up
i loved you even with the flaws
she says dont pity me
he says im not pitying you not anymore
not trying to rescue you either
there is no rescuing you from the lies and selfishness
she says if you are trying to win me back with all that flattery its not working
he says it finally occurred to me why i hung on as long as i did
because of the kids i loved them
i love those kids like they were my own
johnny comes out
says rafe you are still here
she goes to get him a drink
he says to rafe will read me a story like you used too
nic says god help me ej i do still love you ,with all my heart i want to believe what you say is true
ej says believe it , it is true just say you will come back to me
she says i want to, i want to come back to you ,,but i cant i cant
Spencer says the isa got a private jet to take them back to the states
they will be home by tomorrow morning
sami tells johnny time for bed
rafe cant read to him tonight
rafe says another time
johnny says i love you rafe
rafe says i love you too so much
he kisses and hugs him
sami takes him to bed
stef found out that john and Hope have disappeared
he is angry
mel and chad make out to music
gabi has the pic of chad and mel and she rips it up into tiny pieces
she is outside the pub
Ej says give me 1 last chance
he holds her arms
she says how many times have i told you ,,let go of me please
he lets her go
she says i cant get my hopes up for you to break my heart again you always do
he says you dont know that
she says every time i came back to you its because i loved you and because i thought you changed but you havent
changed,,,you never will
he says please nikki i have learned my lesson , things can finally be different between the 2 of us
she says you didnt just break my heart
you shattered it
there is nothing left,,,nothing and maybe thats a good thing , maybe the fact that we are finished is a good thing
maybe this is our happy ending
she walks away and
leaves him standing there
rafe comes out of samis and shakes his head and walks on by him
Thursday Apr 12
Chad's place - Part 1: Chad kisses Melanie's shoulders until she wakes up. She says 'WOW' ... they kiss. Chad has a gift for her. It's an item of clothing - a robe. Chad says the robe has to stay here. He hopes there are many more nights that she'll spend here with him. Mel brings Chad breakfast in bed. Chad has other things on his mind. He tells Melanie that he loves her.
HTS - Part 1: Dan meets up with Rafe and hands him a folder (he says something about DNA results/tests? - sorry couldn't tell as they're practically whispering throughout their entire conversation). Rafe apologises for what happened at his office. He looks at the folder - As far as I'm concerned you're out of this from now on, alright. Dan - We'll see about that. I just hope this helps. Rafe - I can't believe I'm doing this - switching out a fake paternity test; what am I - Sami? This is for a good thing, right? Dan - Are you sure about this? I don't know how you're going to pull this off without EJ finding out he's really the father of Nicole's baby. You are laying claim to his child; do you have an idea what he could do if ... no, WHEN he finds out. Rafe - I guess that's a chance I'm going to have to take. Dan - Let me tell you what I did when it happened to me. I nearly bludgeoned someone with a crucifix in a church but maybe that's just me. I don't even know what state of mind you're in right now. You're going through a divorce and this thing with you and Carrie, what is that? Rafe - The Carrie thing is over, end of story. Dan - I am the last person to give relationship advice but I have learned a few hard lessons in the last few years. Rafe - I'm listening. Dan - Good, because I think you should ask yourself why you're doing this. Is it going to be worth it in the end? I know you're trying to be a good guy here. Rafe - It's a lot more complicated than that. I'm messed up man. Dan - Who isn't. Rafe - I took a leap of faith when I told EJ that baby was mine. I didn't even know what I was doing. Recently Nicole and I weren't even friends. When I thought about EJ ruining another innocent kid's life I was so angry. Maybe I'm paying him back for everything he's done to me. Maybe that's what I'm trying to do. Dan - Which is completely understandable. Rafe - Is it really because I've never felt like this before. I usually have a good idea of what's what in my life - black and white, right and wrong ... now I'm doing this. On top of that I'm kissing my wife's sister - what the hell's wrong with me? Dan - Don't be so judgemental. Maybe there's more there with you and Carrie. Rafe - No there isn't. She's working things out with her husband and that's that. Dan - That's very chivalrous of you but think about this, maybe you could just tell her the truth. Rafe - You're right. That's exactly what I need to do - tell her the truth. His cell rings. It's Carrie. She asks him to meet her at the pub. She has something important to talk to him about. Dan - You're going to see her ... wait, that's a stupid question. Rafe - No it's not. Dan - When I broke it off with Jennifer I had to go halfway around the world and back until I felt like I could be in the same room with her. Rafe - I don't really have that option. Dan - Don't torture yourself; don't do it. Rafe - I owe it to Carrie to tell her. Dan - Go, that's what you should do. Rafe hesitates - Dan - Listen to me. I know it's masochistic but I think it's the best for the both of you. Just go and lay your cards on the table. You can do it. Rafe leaves.
Brady Pub - Part 1: Carrie sits at a table and recalls sharing a passionate kiss with Rafe and then hearing him tell EJ he's the father of Nicole's baby.
HTS - Part 2: Nicole leaves Stefano a message. Stop avoiding me Stefano. I know you sabotaged EJ's election. I'm pretty sure that's valuable information that you don't want getting out so you better call me back so we can settle this.
DiMera mansion - Part 1: Billie walks into the living room calling out to determine if anyone is home. No answer so she starts snooping. She lifts open the lid on a decorative bottle and finds a button that she presses which opens a secret compartment near the fireplace. She pulls out a huge file holder and starts going through it. EJ comes into the foyer and sees what she is doing. He opens the door and then slams out pretending he's just returning. He calls out for Harold to send someone to clean his car. He watches as Billie returns the file and closes the secret compartment. When he comes into the living room Billie is sitting on the couch. He claims he didn't know she was there. I see you're making yourself comfortable. Billie - I sure am. I like keeping my mom company. Any idea when Stefano's coming back? EJ hasn't heard anything. My father always likes to keep us on his toes. Billie thought he had an early meeting with City Council, what happened? EJ did. I cancelled. I'm working from home today. Billie - Me too. Billie taps her shoes together - she notices EJ staring - Am I annoying you? EJ wonders if she wouldn't have more privacy working in her room. Billie - It's too drafty up there. EJ is sorry about that but he needs some privacy as he has a very important conference call starting in just a few minutes. Maybe you'd like to go and work at Countess W today. Billie guesses he's right. EJ - I guess I'll see you late tonight. I'm sure you'll want to stop by the hospital after work and see how Bo is doing. Billie will see him later tonight. She leaves. EJ waits until he hears the front door closing before opening the secret compartment. He opens the files and starts going through the papers; he's shocked by what he discovers. He throws the papers down like they bit him and then warily approaches them again.
Brady Pub - Part 2: Rafe shows up and joins Carrie. Carrie thanks him for meeting her. Rafe is glad she called. I missed you. Carrie - You missed me? Rafe - I guess you haven't given me much thought now that you're back with Austin. Things going well? Carrie - They are. Rafe is happy for her. I just want you to know that I really care about you a lot. Carrie - Please stop pretending like you care about me. It's just not right for you to keep saying those things - I'm married. Rafe apologises. I didn't mean to upset you. Carrie - We worked together, some things happened that neither of us planned or expected but now that I'm working on my marriage we need to forget those things. Rafe - I understand but it's not that simple, at least not for me. I'll always care what you think about me. Carrie - We don't need to get into this; in fact it's better if we don't. Rafe - Would you hear me out - there's something I need you to understand. Carrie is listening. Before Rafe can say anything Austin shows up. He apologises to Carrie for being late - his faculty meeting ran a little long. He thanks Rafe for joining them at such short notice. I know there has been a lot of tension between the three of us but I'm hoping that after today we can just put it all behind us. Rafe - How do you suggest we do that? Austin - Sweetheart, you haven't told him yet? Carrie was just about to. She hands Rafe a file folder. Rafe looks at the papers - Dissolution of business partnership. Carrie - I think it's important that we officially end our ties to each other so we can both move on with our lives. Rafe doesn't see how dissolving their business partnership is necessary. Carrie - It will exonerate you from any future liability. For example suppose one day one client is unhappy and sues me for malpractice. Austin points out that they live in a very litagious society. Rafe - But Carrie works so hard for all of her clients, they all love her. Are you sure you want to do this - end our partnership? Carrie thinks it would be best for both of us. Please just sign. He does. Carrie thanks him. Austin - Now that's settled I have something that I'd like to say. This has been an extremely difficult period for all of us. For you Rafe, for you my love and for Sami and it kills me that you and Sami weren't able to work things out. Rafe - Thank you. Austin - But I need to know that you respect the fact that Carrie and I are commited to working out our marriage. Rafe - I do. Austin - Great. I like to hear that because Salem is a small place and we're all still family in a sort of way and nothing would make me happier than to put this all behind us and just be friends. Rafe - Friends. Well if that's what you guys want then absolutely. Carrie - Great. I'm glad we cleared the air. We won't keep you any longer. Rafe - Then I'll see you when I see you. Austin shakes his hand and says thanks. Rafe leaves. Austin - I thought that was a little uncomfortable but it went great. And he gets it. He knows that we are commited to our relationship and he's going to respect it. Carrie - Yeah. Austin - You were wonderful and I love you. Carrie kisses him - I love you. Austin wishes he could stay but he has to go and talk to a student about his thesis paper. I cannot wait to spend the whole night with you. They kiss again. Austin leaves. Carries stares at the business papers.
HTS - Part 3: Billie leaves a message for Spencer. You've got to call me ASAP. I searched the DiMera mansion again and I think I've hit the motherlode. I found some secret files in a secret compartment. I didn't have time to examine the contents because unfortunately EJ interrupted me. I'm going to go back for a thorough search as soon as I can.
DiMera mansion - Part 2: Nicole lets herself in. She's about to head up the stairs when she hears a loud noise in the living room. She sees a very upset EJ. You weren't supposed to be here. They said you were in meetings all day so I thought now would be a good time to get my things. EJ, what's wrong? EJ - You know when I decided to run for mayor ... I really thought my life could turn a corner; I could become a legitimate force in this town. Do it for my family, my children, my wife and my father. You leaving me was a little like having the air sucked out of my lungs. Losing my father is like losing the ground beneath my feet. He betrayed me. Nicole - Sorry, I was going to tell you but I wanted to talk to Stefano first. EJ - You knew? Why didn't you tell me? Nicole - I didn't want to get involved. EJ - How did you find out? Nicole - Does it really matter. EJ - Of course it matters. You tell me how you found out my father was trying to undermine me when I was framing John Black for pension fraud - tell me. Nicole - You framed John? EJ - What are you looking so shocked about? You said you knew everything that happened. Nicole - I wasn't talking about John. EJ - What were you talking about? Nicole - The election. EJ - What about the election? Nicole - Maybe we should just forget about ... EJ - Tell me what you know ... whatever my father was doing ... you tell me NOW! Nicole - Your father stole the election from you. EJ - If anyone stole that election is was Abraham. He was caught stuffing the ballot boxes. I won that personal vote. Abraham and Jennifer may have won the initial victory with their fraud but you caught that. We were able to uncover it and I was able to take my rightful place as Mayor, yes? Nicole - That's only partly right. I did pull a rabbit out of the hat when I made it look like Abe cheated but that was only after I found out that Stefano was working against you. EJ - What are you talking about? Nicole - It was your father who rigged the election so Abe would win. Stefano is the one who made sure you lost.
Brady Pub - Part 3: Carrie encounters Rafe outside the pub and asks him what he's doing here. He has her pen. She tells him he didn't have to come back for a pen. Rafe points out it's the one her parents gave her when she passed the bar - bet you didn't want to lose that. Carrie says he's right. Thank you, I better run. Rafe stops her. I thought we were friends - why does it seem like you can't get out of here fast enough? Carrie - Honestly? You don't know why?
HTS - Part 4: Billie runs into Austin. She asks what he's doing here. He's waiting for a student who's actually going to be late but this gives me an opportunity to have coffee with my sister. Austin has so much to tell her. But first things first, you've got to tell me what it's like living at the DiMera mansion with mom. Billie - You can't believe. I'm just glad Stefano is gone so I can be with Mom alone. And then there's that EJ ... I don't know ... I guess it's a chance to get to know him. Austin - I don't think anyone knows that guy. Billie - You're probably right. You haven't told me what's going on with Carrie. Austin - I can't believe I haven't told you this. Abigail lied about me sleeping with her. Nothing happened between us that night in my office. I got drunk and passed out - nothing happened. Billie - She made the whole thing up; that's outrageous! Austin - What's outrageous is that I just didn't tell Carrie from the start what happened. Because had I done that we could have avoided so much pain and suffering and drama. Billie - I'm so glad things are going to work out between you two. Austin - I'm trying to get back to the man that I was and I know that if I can do that Carrie and I are going to be golden. Billie - I hope so. Marriage is between two people and I just hope that Carrie is as commited as you are to making your marriage work. Austin - Do you want me to be honest? There were times that I honestly didn't think Carrie and I were going to make it. Even when we together I felt her pulling away from me. She was there but she wasn't quite present. Billie - How did she turn that around? Austin - She found out Abigail lied ... I don't know ... there was just this one day that I could tell that Carrie made this decision that she wanted to make our marriage work. Billie - I don't want to rain on your parade; it's just that it's one thing to say that you want it to work and another thing to make it happen. Austin - Did you really just say that? Honestly sis you're killing me here. I'm asking for a little support here ... Billie - I don't mean to be negative. I just ... I care about both of you so much I just want it to work. Austin - I know you do. You're my loving sister and you're always there to support me. Billie - I am. And you have always helped me through so much, it's the least I can do. Austin - I am so determined to be the guy that Carrie fell in love with originally and if we can just get back to the way we were she's never going to look at Rafe again. He notices Billie checking her cell - Expecting a call? Is it anything important? Billie - No, business. She suggests that he give Carrie a call to say hi. Austin tells her they just met with Rafe to dissolve their business partnership and to clear the air once and for all. Billie - How did it go? Austin - It went great. I really think that whatever feelings Carrie and Rafe had for each other are in the past now.
DiMera mansion - Part 3: EJ - My father rigged the election against me. Doesn't even make any sense. We're on the same team. A victory for me is a shared victory for him. Nicole - This is Stefano we're talking about. He's not a person anyone should put faith in. EJ - He's my father. I'm his son. We're flesh and blood. A father does not do that to his son. Nicole - Well I don't know. When they made Stefano they broke the mold. EJ - Why? Why would my own father want to destroy me? Nicole - You're not really shocked, are you? There is no honour amongst thieves. If anyone should know that it's you. I mean you stole millions of dollars from John Black and tried to send him to jail. Everyone in Salem suspected it was you and Stefano. My God, it turns out they were right. EJ - It was my plan. Me. Not my father. I planned it, I executed it. I brought John Black down. Nicole - Getting full credit really matters to you; I see that. EJ - Do you know why I did it? I did it because I really, really wanted to prove to my father that I was ready to run his company. He stole all that from me too just like he stole the election. God. GOD! Fool! Nicole - I can see that you're upset and very angry with your father but you need to keep your head on straight. If you did frame John you shouldn't tell anyone including me. EJ - Oh please, you're not going to send the father of your child to prison. Nicole - Let's focus. Why do you think Stefano was undermining your plot to frame John? EJ - I have plenty of evidence. Look at these. He slams the files to the table. There is no doubt. You know what's funny - I though I scored quite a coup. I really did; siphoning all this money away from John's pension funds into safe accounts. All the while unbeknownst to me my father is pulling my strings - probably having a good laugh at the same time. Nicole - Maybe Stefano has his reasons for what he did. Maybe he was trying to protect you. EJ - Protect me? My father evidently does not care about me. The only person he cares about is himself. Nicole - Let's not forget that you're not the only person who's hurting. What about the investors that poured millions into John Black's pension fund? EJ - WHAT! You really think I wasn't going to give them their money back. That was the whole point of the class action suit. I was going to do exactly the same thing John Black did; you liquidate his assets and you give it back to these little people. The only person who was supposed to be hurt was John Black. Nicole - If you're the one who stole it in the first place what happened to the money? EJ - Good question. He holds up a file - I put it in here; offshore accounts. They're supposed to be secure. Nicole - I'm sorry. What do you mean? EJ - The money's gone. It's all gone. There's not a penny left.
Brady Pub - Part 4: Carrie - I honestly believed you were a great guy otherwise I never would have fallen for you. Rafe - You're right. It was wrong of me to have feelings for you when I was still married to Sami but I'm not the only one who had feelings. You had them too. Carrie - Yeah. You're right but I never should have let them happen. I fell for you. It was lapse in judgement but my feelings for you were very real. Rafe - Mine were real for you too. I really cared about you. I still do. Carrie - Seriously? If you really cared about me you never would have slept with Nicole. Rafe - What are you talking about? Carrie - Don't lie to me about this again because I know she's pregnant with your child. You should have just admitted that you lied about sleeping with Nicole. Rafe - I would never hurt you. Carrie - No, you didn't think that you'd get caught but the joke's on you when Nicole wound up pregnant. What hurts the most is that I was willing to walk away from my marriage to be with you because I thought you were this great guy and we had something real. I guess the joke's on me. Rafe - No, don't say that. What we have is real. Carrie - Stop saying that. If you really meant that you never would have slept with her. Rafe - You have to just trust me on this. I really do care about you. Carrie - What about Nicole and you're baby? Rafe - It's complicated. Carrie - No, it's quite simple. You sleep with someone, they get pregnant, you and Nicole are having a baby together. I'm sure you'll do right by Nicole. At least I hope you will because you're not the man that I thought you were and that's what hurts the most. Rafe - Just listen to me. I'm going to tell you the truth.
Friday Apr 13
Coffeehouse - Part 1: Marlena leaves another message for John telling him she can't help but be worried. I miss you and I love you so much. John replies - I love you too. She thinks he's answering her call but he's actually there. She rushes into his arms and they hug and then kiss passionately. Marlena has a million questions. John tells her he's fine. Marlena says she couldn't get in touch with him. John will tell her everything - just give me a minute to look at you. Marlena - I was so scared. John - I was scared. What kept me going was visualising this moment of looking into your eyes and holding you in my arms. Marlena - Everyone was trying to reach you. It kind of felt like you fell off the face of the earth. John - It kind of felt like I did in Alamainia. It was just like hell. Marlena - Tell me what happened. John - Short answer, Stefano DiMera. Marlena - That was really my worst fear; that he would turn you and Hope into his pawns. And to hear that it was over some stupid porcelain egg. John - It turns out what he was really after is what was inside - a gold coin engraved with some kind of code. Hope and I tried to decipher it but we didn't have enough time but we did manage to get it out of the country. Marlena - Where is it? John - I turned it over to the ISA. Marlena - As much as I loathe and despise him it's still hard for me to believe he was behind that brutal, viscious attack on Bo. Bo could have died. He's still fighting for his life. John - The lousy bastard showed me live video of one of his henchmen following you around town with a loaded gun. He was ready to shoot. Marlena - I didn't know that. John - I know but I did. That's when Hope and I decided to allow ourselves to be hypnotised to do the old man's bidding. Marlena - He was never going to turn you back, was he? John - Hell no. Marlena - He would have left you right there with none of your memories; you never would have come home. John - But I am home because of you. The night we found that egg while under hypnosis I found a photo of you that I could not take my eyes off of. I couldn't understand it at first. Something made me keep looking at it and looking at it and then I finally had this breakthrough. As determined as the old man was to separate us forever our connection was stronger than he was. Marlena - It always has been.
Hospital - Part 1: Billie is sitting next to Bo's bedside. As much as I love hearing the sound of my own voice I'm getting bored of this one-sided conversation. You are a stubborn S.O.B. Bo Brady. You're holding out for Hope - I got that but I don't know where she is. I don't know how long she's going to be. The door opens - it's Hope. She starts crying when she sees Bo. She kisses his cheek. I'm here now Brady. It's okay. Billie is leaving the room but Hope stops her by saying thank you. Billie - I didn't do anything. Hope hugs her - Yes you did. I spoke to Kayla on the way home and she said you've been here just about every day. Billie - Everyone is taking their turn. Hope - She said his coma was medically induced. Billie - The doctors thought that would help his body to heal. Hope - And is it? Is he getting better? Billie - He's stable. I think he's waiting for you. Hope sits on Bo's bed. Listen to me Brady. Fair is fair. I came back to you. You damn well better come back to me please.
DiMera mansion - Part 1: Nicole - So let me get this straight. The money you stole from John Black's investors in order to frame him is missing? EJ - Millions, billions of dollars that I put in these off shore accounts is gone; every last penny. Nicole - I don't understand. You're rich. You don't need the money. EJ - You're not listening sweetheart. My father cleaned out those accounts, you understand? My own father! Nicole - Why? He doesn't need the money either. EJ - Because he wanted to prove that I'm not ready to take over the family business. He wanted to demonstrate that I don't have his confidence; that I'm incompetent; I'm a fool and he's right. I am a fool for thinking that he ever believed in me; ever respected me. Never did, never will. Nicole - You're wrong EJ. Stefano loves you. EJ - Fooled you too did he? My father doesn't give a damn about me; he never did. Nicole - I shouldn't have told you about the election. EJ - I'm glad you did. It must have infuriated him that I became Mayor after the lengths he went to ensure Abe's victory. Nicole - I don't understand why he wanted you to lose. EJ - Because it was my achievement; my accomplishment. It's all about power with my father. He has to believe that he has all the control and I have none. Do you know why I told my father I was running for mayor? It's because I wanted to redeem the family name for my children; for his grandchildren. Nicole - Sydney and Johnny are very proud of you. EJ nods yeah. That was only really a half-truth. I wanted my father's respect. I wanted him to be proud of me. Nicole - If he's not that's his loss, not yours. EJ - I know that but ... he stops - what am I doing. There isn't anything more pitiful than a grown man crying over his failures. Nicole - They're not your failures. EJ - I had to grow up this fast - he snaps his fingers. One minute I'm this child living with my mother in this beautiful mundane existence and then the next minute I'm this young man who's been called upon by this Stefano DiMera to be the heir to his throne. Nicole - I know. EJ - When did he realise I was such a failure? When did he realise I was such a disappointment and why do I care? Nicole - I know.
Brady Pub - Part 1: Sami is laughing as she tells Lucas he didn't have to come all the way down here to give her Allie's doll. She'll be very happy to see Lucy. Lucas notices and comments on the fact that she took off her wedding ring. Sami did - that's what you do when you're marriage is over. She's going to leave but Lucas asks her where she's going. Home. He asks if she can find something to do for a little while. She does have an errand but she does want to know what he's up to. Lucas - You'll see ... patience, try it on sometimes, you'll love it. Sami wants a hint but Lucas won't give her one. Try and meet me in your apartment in about an hour. Sami can do that. She has only one errand. I have to go to your mom's and drop off all her stuff. Yes her royal highness demanded I return every last CW sample ASAP. Lucas asks if she wants him to come with her. Sami called the office. The wicked witch isn't going to be in today so she should be fine. Lucas wants her to have one day free of stress or drama. Sami - I don't think I've had a drama free day since I turned 16 years ago.
Outside Rafe tells Carrie he's not letting her go until she hears the truth. Carrie - How can I possibly listen to you. I asked you point blank if you slept with Nicole. You looked me straight in the eye and you said no and now she's having your baby. Rafe stops her from leaving. Just give me a chance to explain everything please. What's going on between Nicole and me is very complicated. Carrie - I really don't care. Again she tries to leave and Rafe stops her. Sami picks this moment to come out of the pub with Lucas. What's going on here Rafe? Still juggling both women and our divorce isn't even final. Rafe - Not now; we're in the middle of something important. Sami - Are you sharing with her the fact that you got Nicole pregnant. She looks at Carrie - You believe me now obviously that he slept with Nicole. Rafe - That's enough. Sami - Maybe Carrie doesn't mind. We're very different. Maybe she doesn't mind sharing her boyfriends though I think it will get messy once the baby comes and there's Austin to consider too. Carrie - Go to hell Sami. She walks off - Rafe follows. Lucas - So much for a drama free day.
HTS - Part 1: Rafe catches up to Carrie. Carrie - Leave me alone. As much as my sister drives me insane she was right just now. You and I have nothing to say to each other. Rafe - That's not true. Carrie - No? Would you like me to put it in perspective for you? I thought Austin was sleeping around on me; he isn't. I never dreamed you were; so much for thinking I was a good judge of character. Rafe - But you don't know the whole story. Carrie - I hate to break it to you, I don't care. I admit that it hurt like hell to find out that you lied and you slept with Nicole because I thought that we had something. It doesn't matter. Whatever I thought we had is over and done. I'm 100% commited to Austin and my marriage. Rafe - Okay, just one question then. What made you finally decide to go back to Austin? One minute you're telling me you're not sure you could ever go back to Austin and the next thing I know you're recommited to your marriage. What happened? Cue flashback of Carrie hearing Rafe telling EJ he's the father of Nicole's baby. Carrie - I can't believe that you would even ask me that. I found out that Austin wasn't sleeping with Abigail and we have about 20 years of history together; he's my husband, he loves me. Rafe - He loves you? How about you, do you love him? Carrie - Of course I do. He's a great guy. Yeah, he made a mistake but so did I. Rafe - I wish you all the happiness in the world. Carrie - Good, I'll see you around. Rafe stops her - I never meant to lie to you. I'm sorry. I didn't mean to hurt you. Carrie - Yeah, I bet. She walks away.
Coffeehouse - Part 2: Marlena - I shouldn't ask you this but I don't think I'll get a good night's sleep until I know. John - You want to know if anything romantic went on between Hope and me. Marlena - You married her the last time you were under Stefano's control. John - No we did not sleep together. Marlena - Would you remember? John - I remember. You're the only girl for me Doc. Doesn't matter where I am or who I am. Marlena chuckles - I'm so relieved. Did you get the divorce? John - Unfortunately no. We went to the courthouse, relinquished our passports, filed the paperwork - then all the chaos started. We never had a chance to finalise it. Marlena - Maybe your pals at the ISA can help you out. You were one of their biggest agents; I think they owe you that much, don't you think? Silence. What's the matter? John - It's about the ISA. They brought me in Doc. I'm back in the spy game. Marlena stands up - Please tell me you're not serious. John - I wanted to tell you about his. Marlena - Why didn't you? John - Things were a little hectic. I was arrested for a crime I didn't commit, trying to rebuild Basic Black from scratch, being held in Alamainia against my will. Marlena - I finally get you back and I find out you're in the intelligence game again. I thought we were done with dangerous things in our lives. John - So did I. I'd been inactive for years. When the agency approached me to go undercover I told them get out of here. Marlena - Then why are you working for them now? John - Something big is happening with Stefano DiMera and they want to watch his every move. Marlena - Not Stefano, no. John - No one knows him better than I do; no one wants to defeat him more than I do. Marlena - Have you forgotten what he's done to you? To us? To Bo and Hope? When can we stop looking over our shoulders and finally begin to feel safe again? John - When he has a life sentence without parole. That's why I'm doing this; to make that day happen.
DiMera mansion - Part 2: Nicole - My father was a bastard too. He made me do things I was so ashamed of and even as an adult I couldn't say no. And when I disappointed him I felt like a piece of garbage; totally worthless. When I realised he was the piece of garbage, not me, his opinion didn't matter to me anymore and Stefano's shouldn't matter to you. EJ - I appreciate what you're saying. You're right. I'm sure I should just wash my hands of him. Nicole - But? EJ - First I'm going to prove to him that he's wrong about me. I'm going to prove to him that I'm worthy of this name. Nicole - Don't, you'll destroy yourself in the process. EJ looks at her - Would you please tell me that you still love me. He leans in to kiss her but before it happens the doorbell rings. Nicole tells him to get that. EJ doesn't care who that is. Listen to me please. Just give me one more chance ... I promise ... They hear Sami calling out - I'll leave all this crap in here. She sees Nicole - What are you doing here? Nicole - That's a good question. I should leave so you two can be alone. I'll just send for my things. EJ yells for to wait but she leaves. Sami - Was it something I said?
Hospital - Part 2: Billie leaves. Hope kisses Bo. Listen to me Brady. We've been through way too much to let this bastard win. You need to fight with everything you've got because I'm not going on without you. And I'll be damned if I'm going to have to tell our little girl she doesn't have her daddy. Billie returns with Ciara who rushes into Hope's arms. Hope cries and thanks Billie. Billie tells Hope that Caroline is in the waiting room - she'll come and get Ciara. She leaves. Hope tells Ciara she missed her so much. Ciara tried to call her. I learned how to double dutch. Hope can't wait to see. Ciara - I want to show daddy too. Hope - He's going to be so proud. I know it's hard to tell but Daddy is getting stronger every day; he really is. And soon he's going to be home with us riding bikes with you and probably trying to learn how to do the double dutch himself. Ciara smiles - He'd be terrible at it. Hope laughs - I know but don't tell him okay. I promise you once Daddy is home we'll never leave you like this again. Not ever.
DiMera mansion - Part 3: EJ - What the hell are you doing here? Sami - How was I supposed to know Nicole would be here? Sorry, I don't want to be here. EJ - Then why are you here? Sami - You're evil stepmother insisted I return all her valuable Countess W products and files. EJ - If you're finished - he points to the door. Sami - You were a lot nicer to me last night when I was drying your sopping wet shirt. Do you want to talk about it? EJ laughs - No. Sami - Okay. Sorry to be such a nuisance. Btw, I called a plumber; he managed to fix my sink. She leaves.
HTS - Part 2: Nicole joins Rafe. You look lousy that is if it's possible for someone like you to look lousy, you look lousy. Silence. Okay, let me guess, Carrie. Rafe - I came this close to telling her that the baby you're carrying isn't mine. I'm sorry. I hate lying to her; having her think that we slept together ... you should have seen the look in her eyes; tore me up. Nicole - I could tell. You know what, just go to Carrie and tell her the truth. I can't stand to see you this way. Rafe - I made a commitment to you and I intend to keep it. Nicole - Which is the nicest thing anyone has ever done for me but seriously Rafe Hernandez I release you from your commitment to me. You've already protected me from EJ as much as you can. I'll wing it from here. Go and tell Carrie we're just buds. Rafe - Hey bud. I made a promise to you and I'm going to keep that promise. Besides Carrie is going back to Austin. Not that I think she'd ever say anything but you know word could get out, it's too risky. As far as the world is concerned, that baby in there, it's mine, now and forever.
Sami's apt: Sami has her eyes covered as Lucas leads her into her apartment. Sami says she's in a lousy mood. Lucas - That's why we're going to snap you out of that mood, right kids? The kids say 'Yeah mommy.' Sami opens her eyes to see a pup tent set up and the kids sitting on little camp chairs. Johnny - It's a tent Mom. We're making a campsite. Allie - We're going to make smores. Lucas - Yeah we are but we're going to use the stove in the kitchen not a real fire. We're not finished setting up the whole thing yet; we wanted to do it before you got here. Sami - That's okay. I wouldn't know the difference; camping's not really my thing. Lucas - I know - that's why we're doing it. Johnny pipes up - There's no bugs. Lucas - Right and no snakes or tigers. Sami - Tigers? Wow. I don't know what to say - thank you. Lucas - Just say you're going to forget about the first half of your day and have a good time with us. How about it? The kids show Sami the pictures they made. They talk about the pictures laughing and having a good time. The kids are eating smores now. Sami thanks Lucas. You wanted to give me a drama free day; it didn't quite work out but you did the next best thing - you actually made me laugh. You were thinking about calling she who shall not be named, right? It's okay - call her. Lucas - You're going to love her when you meet her. Sami - I'm sure I will.
Brady Pub - Part 2: Agent Spencer is outside the pub talking on his cell to Billie who asks why he didn't tell her he was back from Alamainia. Spencer - I had to get out of there fast. Billie tells him that Hope filled her in on the parts he left out; she doesn't know I'm working with you. Spencer - We were lucky to get to her and John before Stefano's men did. Billie - This half-coin with the code on it that they found sounds like a real lead. Spencer - Yes, we've got our experts working to crack that. In the meantime tell me more about this file you found in the mansion. Billie wishes that she could. I was interrupted before I could find anything incriminating but my gut tells me it's there so I'm going in for a second look. Spencer - Be careful. We don't want Juniour to catch you snooping around. Billie - I will be careful but I will find the proof to put EJ and Stefano away. They are not going to hurt anyone I love ever again.
DiMera mansion - Part 4: EJ is on the phone - Enough with your lame excuses. I need you to find out what happened to that money in those accounts now, you understand? NOW! He slams the phone down. He looks at Stefano's portrait - Thank you very much - he slams some stuff down on the desk.
Coffeehouse - Part 3: Marlena - Just call them and tell them you've changed your mind. Carrie comes in and drops her briefcase - damn! John - I got it. Carrie is thrilled to see him. She gives him a hug - You're back! We were so worried about you. Does this mean Aunt Hope's back too? John - Yeah, she's at the hospital with Bo. John's cell rings - I'll be right back. Carrie asks Marlena if John is really okay. He is but you looked a little upset when you came in. Carrie - I don't know why. Marlena - Maybe you're upset and don't want to talk about it. Carrie - How did I end up with a pyschoanalyst for a stepmother? Marlena - Because you're a lucky girl. Carrie - I am lucky. The truth is I'm still a mess. Marlena - I though you'd made your decision. Carrie - I have. Austin is my husband and I'm going to do everything necessary to save my marriage. Marlena - And Rafe? Carrie shrugs - What about him? Marlena - Oh okay. We won't talk about him. Carrie - He's having a baby with Nicole. Marlena laughs - He's not. Carrie - It's true. So much for Rafe Hernandez being one of the last good guys. I guess he's been sleeping with her for a while. So you see my decision wasn't really that tough only there's just a teeny little problem. I can't make myself forget about Rafe. I shouldn't have said that. I really love Austin and I'm going to do everything I can to make our marriage work. Marlena - And you still care about Rafe. Carrie - I don't understand why. I have no business feeling hurt about him and Nicole. Marlena - I just want you to be happy. Carrie - I will be. I already am. Marlena - Really? Carrie - I am. John returns. Time to catch up with my #1 favourite stepdaughter. Carrie - We will but not now. You and Marlena enjoy being back together and we'll catch up soon. Hugs all around and then Carrie leaves. John asks if she's okay. Marlena - She'll be fine. Don't try and distract me. Was that the agency? John - You'll be glad to hear that they already have an agent on the ground here in Salem trying to track down those funds I was accused of stealing. Marlena - So you're willing to put your life and our future at risk to try and convict Stefano DiMera. Don't do that to me; don't do that to us.
HTS - Part 3: Rafe flips through the newspaper. Nicole - Hey, am I that boring? Rafe - Hardly. I'm checking out the job listings. Haven't you heard? I've got a kid on the way. Nicole - No, I never expected you to support us okay. I've got everything covered financially. Rafe - Do I look like a deadbeat dad to you. I intend to hold up my end of the financial obligation. Nicole - Thank you for your offer sir but I'm not taking your money. Besides you're like the best fake baby daddy ever.
DiMera mansion - Part 5: Billie comes into the living room and calls out - EJ, are you home? Hello? Silence. She closes the doors and opens the secret compartment but sees that the file is gone. EJ comes in holding the file folder - Are you looking for this Billie?
Hospital - Part 3: Hope talks to Bo. Maybe this isn't fair. I just got here, maybe I should be more patient but I'm not. I need to know you're coming back to me Brady. I need to know I'm not going to lose you. You need to fight. I love you Beauregard. I love you Brady. She rests her head on his chest and lays her hand on top of his. Bo lifts his other hand and moves it over hers. Hope - Bo ... Bo ... Brady.
Monday Apr 16
HTS - Part 1: Kate is surprised when Stefano brings her to a table set for two that is cordoned off from the rest of the square. She tells him he's outdone himself. Stefano isn't finished yet because he wants to thank her for being the most beautiful, upstanding, loyal wife any man could ask for. I know that I have been testing your patience the last few weeks. I just want to make it up to you. Kate - This wasn't necessary. You could have given me or a note or these flowers would have been enough. Stefano - No, it's what you deserve. When you think of everything you've been doing and everything that you've been going through and everything you've done while I was away ... he throws up his hands. Kate - What do you mean what I was doing while you were gone? Stefano - I know what you were up to while I was gone. I know what it's like handling a business. #1 Taking care of the house; #2 putting up with Elvis ... these things can not be easy. Kate - Well I missed you very much but I was fine. Everything was fine. Stefano - I can't imagine what you went through when you found out Samantha was a mole in your company and on top of it she's working for Mad World at the same time. Kate - You knew about that? Stefano laughs. Katherine, when are you going to learn I always know what's going on with my family no matter where I am.
DiMera mansion: When EJ asks her if the file folder he's holding is what she's looking for Billie claims that she doesn't know what that is. EJ - Why were you going through my father's things. Billie - I wasn't. I was looking for a pen. I moved that inkwell and that secret panel popped open. It was an accident. EJ - Was it an accident when you were snooping earlier as well; I saw you - I saw everything. Billie makes excuses that this is a mystery house - you never know what's going to pop up. How was I supposed to know there was a secret panel? EJ thinks she was looking for it and for those files too. Billie - I said I don't know what that is. EJ - Yet you admit to finding them earlier. Billie - Yes I did happen upon it earlier by accident. I saw the paperwork. I didn't know what I was looking at so I put it back and went on my way. EJ - If it was by accident why did you go back? Who are you working for? Why are you so desperate to see what's in those files? Billie - I'm not desperate. I'm just curious. EJ - You know what they say about curiousity and the cat. Billie - I don't want to get into this with you EJ. I'm here to be with my mother not to get into some step-sibling rivalry with you. EJ - I think you're searching for information. Is it something about me ... he stares at her ... no, it's something about my father. Billie tells him to let go of her. Billie - If I was, why did you make it so easy? Is it my fault that I found it? You and your father should come up with a better hiding place. EJ - What did you see Billie? She replies - Ledgers and spreadsheets all pointing to one thing. Someone stole a whole lot of money and now it's gone and my gut tells me you have no idea where it went. Silence. Billie - Well, well, well EJ. It looks like we do have something in common. We both want the same answers. EJ - Next I suppose you're going to suggest we start working as a team. Billie - Actually, yes I am. If you work with me I'll keep my mouth shut and I will not a tell soul what you're family has been up to. EJ - Oh I see. I can trust you, can I? Billie - Fine, don't trust me. Turn me into the cops and if you do I'm going to spread viscious rumours about Mr. Mayor laundering a whole lot of money. EJ - No you're not going to do that. Billie - It's up to you. I'm just going to give you a little time to think about it; mull it over. Night, night EJ.
Brady Pub - Part 1: Abby collides with Cameron and dumps his entire tray of food and beverage all over him and herself. They're now crouched down cleaning up the mess. Abby says he's going to let her help clean this up and then he's going to accept her apology. Cameron - Is that so? Abby - Yup. Cameron starts laughing. We've got to stop meeting like this. Abby agrees. Cameron - You have to admit it's funny - you demanding I accept your apology and me covered in whatever this is ... chowder maybe. Abby - Actually I think it's gravy. Cameron disagrees. Abby - Will you accept my apology or not. Cameron - Apology accepted. Now the bigger question is, will you accept mine. I'm really sorry about the way I acted. I was feeling kind of overwhelmed and I took it out on you. Abby - Overwhelmed about what? Did everything go okay with your meeting at the hospital? Cameron - Yes. I meant I was kind of over my head in here. Mrs. Brady was short of staff, Kayla couldn't come in so I offered to help. Abby - Wait. You know the Brady's? Cameron - My mom's an old friend of Caroline's so do you accept my apology? Abby puts on an apron. After the welcome to Salem I gave you I think I kind of owe you one. She promises she's not a natural born klutz. I even worked at a pub in London for 2 years. Cameron hopes he doesn't regret this. They're cleaning up more and Cameron mentions that he doesn't even know her last name. Abby holds out her hand - Abigail Devereaux. He shakes her hand - Cameron Davis. Are you Jack and Jennifer's daughter? Abby - You know my parents? Cam - No but my mother does. Abigail - Who is you Mom? Do I know her? Cam - I think you do, Celeste Perreault. Abby - You're Celeste's son? Wouldn't that make you Lexie's ... Cam - Half-brother, yeah. Abby - I didn't even know she had a half-brother. Cam - Nor did she. I grew up with my Dad. Abby - No wonder you're feeling overwhelmed. She goes to take the mop from him - they're hands touch - they share a moment.
Carver house - Part 1: Abe asks Lexie if she's sure she wants do this. Lexie - It's just a meeting with my brother. I think I can handle it. Abe points out that she didn't get much sleep last night. It would be better if you just got some rest. Lexie - Okay, look, I know you're worried about me but I've got a lot of work to do. A lot of responsibilities. Health Commissioner is very important to this town, my brother, to me. Abe - So is your health. You just can't ignore ... Lexie - What? The fact that I have a brain tumour? Trust me, I'm well aware of that. I don't want things to change just because I'm ill. I'm still me brain tumour or not. I'm still a doctor, a mother, a wife ... Abe - You are all those things and more and nothing is ever going to change that. Lexie - I'm sorry. I didn't mean to snap at you. One meeting isn't that big a deal. I want to be the one who decides when enough is enough. I'm not ready to let this illness win. Abe has been doing research and he thinks they should get a second, third and fourth opinion. I know you want to carry on with life as usual and I don't mean to upset you ... Lexie - No you haven't upset me. As a matter of fact I've been thinking the same thing and with a little help from my friends I was able to get an appointment with one of the leading neurosurgeons in the field. Abe - Why didn't you tell me? Lexie wanted to wait until it was official. She just got the call an hour ago. The doctor is willing to come to Salem to evaluate her case. Abe - That's great news. Lexie - Don't get too excited until you hear what she has to say. Abe understands that. Lexie - No matter what she says I want you to know that I'm going to do whatever it takes to fight this illness. Abe - I can't take those tests for you ... Lexie - You're here. You are the best medicine I could ever ask for. They embrace. Lexie - If it ever seems like I'm giving up whatever you do, don't let me. Abe - Never. Lexie - Good. I know how powerful a positive attitude can be. I've seen first hand patients who never stop trying ... Abe - Don't worry. I'm going to be your very own personal cheerleader. Lexie - Can I get you some pompoms. Abe - If it makes you smile like that I'll go out and get them myself. Lexie - I couldn't do this without you. Theo - Do what mommy? Lexie tells Theo she has a very important meeting today with his Uncle EJ and to tell you the truth I'm a little nervous. Abe - So your mom needs a lot of hugs. Think you can help with that? Theo gives her a big hug. Lexie asks if he's excited about spending the rest of the day with his grandma. He is. Lexie asks Abe to get Theo some games to take with him. Lexie gives Theo a big hug - I love you so mch. After they leave the room she tears up.
Hospital - Part 1: Hope asks Bo if he can hear her. Come on wake up. Dan comes in and asks what happened. Hope tells him Bo moved his hand. Is he waking up? Please tell me he's coming out of the coma. Dan examines Bo - I'm sorry, there's no change in his condition. Hope argues - He moved his hand. Dan - Don't get me wrong. This is a great sign. Hope - But? Dan - Bo still has a long way to go. Hope asks Dan if it's okay to tell family and friends that Bo moved his hand. Dan - Yes tell them. Him holding your hand and touching you is a good sign. Yes it means he's heading in the right direction. The progress he's made is because of you. So whatever you're doing just keep doing that. He leaves the room. Hope sits on Bo's bed and takes his hands. Brady, I know you know I'm here. You can feel it. You need to do everything you possibly can and fight. Just open your eyes.
HTS - Part 2: Stefano is sick of talking about Samantha Brady. So is Kate. Stefano makes a toast. To my lovely Katherine, my beautiful wife. I can honestly say that everyday I spend with you is more exciting and actually more interesting than the day before. Salute. Kate - Thank you but you really didn't have to go through all this trouble. Stefano - That's nonsense. Only the best for you as far as I'm concerned. Now are you ready for another surprise? Kate - I don't need another surprise. I just need you. Stefano - I insist. Only the best for you tonight. I have ordered all of your favourites. He lists the menu. I know you're going to say it's too much but I said we are celebrating. After all you haven't had a meal like this in a long, long time. Kate doesn't know what to say. Stefano - Don't say anything. Just enjoy tonight and we can make believe, what's that old saying, like it's our last night. Salute. Stefano asks if she is ready for dessert. Kate doesn't think she could eat another bite. Why don't we take it home? We could have it later. Stefano - Actually that is not an option. Kate - Why not? Stefano - Because you see you are no longer welcome in my home. Kate - Why would you say something like that? Stefano - Did you really think that I did not know. The ultimate betrayal Katherine. This is our last supper.
Hospital - Part 2: Billie sees Dan and tells him that Hope texted her and said Bo moved his hand. That's good news right? Dan - It's good news but unfortunately it's too soon to pull Bo out of his coma; he has significant edema. He's not ready. Billie asks if Hope is in there now. She is; she's been by his side since she got back. Billie won't disturb them. Dan has to take his dinner break; do you want to take that bite we were talking about? Billie - First we tried the workout, then coffee, now dinner. Dan points out they never made it through any of that. Billie doesn't know. I've been thinking whatever is going on between us; it's feeling just a little uncomfortable. Dan - Okay. Billie - Like I said before you dated my mother and my daughter and it's just a little ... Dan - Weird? Billie - I was going to say complicated but yeah it's a little weird. Dan respects that. Doesn't mean we can't be friends, right. Billie - Of course not. We can definitely be friends.
Carver house - Part 2: Abe is sitting at the desk. EJ and Lexie are looking over papers spread out on the coffee table. EJ tells her this is great work. Lexie is glad he approves. EJ - How could I not approve. A whole collection of free health clinics in the city - it's wonderful news for the people. Abe - Lex, that was a fantastic suggestion, a wonderful proposal but I do have a thought. I think you should reconsider where you're pulling your funding. When I was mayor ... EJ - You're not the mayor anymore are you so why don't you leave the budgetary decisions to me. Abe - You're going to ruin this city. EJ - I seem to be spending most of my time cleaning up the ruins you left in your wake. Lexie - Okay enough! This is the last thing I need right now. Abe - You're right. I'm sorry. It's not my place to tell you how to do your job. EJ - Wonderful, I couldn't agree more. Lexie - So as long as we agree on the clinic locations and the budget requirements I believe we are done. Silence. Lexie - EJ, did you hear me? EJ - I'm sorry. What did you say? Lexie - Is everything alright? You seem distracted. EJ - I am. I have something on my mind. Lexie - You care to share? EJ - Father ... Abe - Surprise, surprise. Lexie - Sweetheart, would you mind making me a cup of tea. Abe will be right back. Lexie - What about father? EJ - He went behind my back and sabotaged my plans to take over the family business. He doesn't think I'm ready for the responsibility. Lexie - I see. Why don't you tell me what he actually did; I'll tell you how to fix it. DiMera Enterprises is his baby. The idea of turning it over to you must be incredibly difficult. EJ - I understand that but I've done every single thing I can to prove that I'm ready to take over. Lexie - You know Father is going to push you as hard as he can until he decides you are ready. EJ gets up - Maybe it's some kind of test. Lexie stands up - It probably is ... she groans and clutches her head in pain. EJ - Are you okay?
Hospital - Part 3: Hope paces. What's the deal? She sits back on his bed. I risk my life to get back to you and you're just going to lie there? I need to hear you voice Brady. I need to see your smile. I miss you. I miss you so much. Alright Brady, pleading and begging won't work maybe ... I'm going to talk to you until you can't stand it anymore. Until you tell to shut up. How about we start with the first day we met. Cue flashback to their first meeting. I knew you were trouble when I first laid eyes on that bike but I couldn't resist. And how about our first kiss (cue flashback) ... you didn't think I could handle it. Of course once again I proved you wrong. Made you keep your promise to dance with me (cue flashback), so glad I did. Then there was the day we decided to spend the rest of our lives together (cue flashbacks of them in period clothes at Oak Alley). I gave you my heart; there was no turning back. It was just the two of us; it was perfect. Do you remember what I said to you that day? I said you were my husband in heart and soul now and forever and I meant it. I meant every word Brady.
Brady Pub - Part 2: Billie comes in and sees Dan sitting at a table. She sits at a different one. Dan - This is silly. Just because we decided not to go out doesn't me we have to avoid each other. After some banter Billie tells him he can join her. He will as long as she keeps her right hook to herself. They finish their meal and are getting ready to leave. Dan comments on the fact that they didn't plan a date and they managed to make it through coffee. We should do this more often. They leave. Abby walks past Cameron who tells her to be careful - the floor is wet. Abby - I can read, I know. She slips and he catches her. Abby laughs - Nice catch. So maybe I am a klutz. Cam - Maybe I bring out the worst in you. She asks what else she can do. He tells her it looks like it's slowing down so she can take off. Abby - Trying to get rid of me? Cam - Of course not but a girl like her must have better things to do than hang out with a guy like him. Abby - You're in luck because I don't have any plans. He teases her - On a Friday night? That's sad. They laugh. He thanks her. Abby is almost done then she'll clear out and be out of his hair. Cam - So you do have a hot date to get to. Abby - Yeah. A really hot date with two men, Ben and Jerry. Cam - Maybe I'll see your around sometimes outside of the pub. Abby says okay, see you around. Outside the pub Dan comments to Billie - Here we are. Just two friends hanging out. Billie - Yes. Dan - It was nice seeing you. Billie - I should go. Thanks. Dan - Should go too. Bye. They go their separate ways.
HTS - Part 3: Kate - What are you talking about? Stefano - What am I talking about? About you and Ian MacAllister, that's what. Now you both had the same meal together after you went to bed with him. Kate - Why would you ever think something like that? Stefano - Why? Because it's the truth and don't tell me that you're stupid enough to deny it. Alright now, I want to hear it with my own ears. I want to hear the words come from you. What did you do? Kate - It's true. I slept with him but it meant nothing to me and I regretted it immediately. Stefano pounds his fist on the table - You disgust me. Kate - I didn't mean for it to happen. Stefano - But it did. Kate - You disappeared. I didn't know where you were. I couldn't reach you. I was vulnerable and he reached out to me. Stefano - Oh, I see. I'm sure that it was all his fault, right? Kate - No but you have to believe me. I love you, only you. She grabs his hand - I want to be with you, please. Stefano jerks his arm away. Please you need to understand. Please try to forgive me. Stefano - Never. Never. You are out of my life. You are dead to me. Kate cries.
Carver house - Part 3: Abe has rushed to Lexie's side. He helps her to sit down. Can I call someone? Lexie - No, it passed. EJ - What just happened? Lexie - Just a headache; that's all. EJ - That was more than just a headache. I'm your brother. Would you please tell me what just happened? Abe - Sweetheart, he should know. Lexie cries. EJ - I should know what? Lexie - I have a brain tumour.
HTS - Part 4: Stefano throws his napkin down in disgust as he gets up from the table. Kate - Stefano, please. I'm sorry. Stefano - Stop. He's walking away and then stops and reaches into his inside pocket. By the way just a little thing that will help you remember me. He throws down an envelope and walks away. Kate calls out his name to no avail. She looks at the document and then screams NOOOOOO as she knocks the table over. NOOOOOOOOOO! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
Hospital - Part 4: I have loved you more than half my life Bo Brady. We've had so many great years together but that was just the beginning because we still have a whole lifetime to go. Do you hear me? You're my best friend. You are my partner. Damn it, just open your eyes. She sees that he's trying. Come on! I know you can do it. Open your eyes. He does. She smiles.
Tuesday Apr 17
Hospital - Part 1: Bo's eyes are open. Hope - That's it baby. Look at me. I'm right here baby. She smiles. Hi. Don't try and talk. It's okay. You've been asleep for awhile. Just save your strength. I missed you so much. It's so good to see you Brady. He closes his eyes. Hope - Bo. Stay with me. Bo, please open your eyes. Don't do this. Come back to me. Open your eyes. Damn it. Don't do this. I'll be right back. She opens the door and grabs Daniel who happens to be walking by - Come with me.
Brady Pub - Part 1: Marlena meets up with John outside the pub and comments that he waited for her. John - We need to talk Doc; a call from one of your patients isn't going to change that. Marlena - You know how I feel about you being with the ISA. I'm not sure what else there is to talk about.
Carver house - Part 1: EJ reacts to Lexie's announcement. A brain tumour? Lexie - Yeah. EJ - You look fine. You look wonderful. I'm assuming you caught it early enough. This is just a matter of time and treatment ... Abe - It isn't as easy as that. EJ rudely remarks - I wasn't talking to you. Abe gets up looking angry. Lexie puts her hand on his chest to hold him back. We didn't catch this early. It's not something that's just going to go away. EJ - What are you trying to tell me? Lexie - Given the tumour's location, it's inoperable at least by traditional methods. EJ snaps at Abe - How could you let this happen? You're her husband. You're supposed to be looking out for her. How could you not see what was happening ... Lexie - No, don't ... Abe - I was in jail EJ. I was separated from my family for a crime I didn't commit. Maybe if I'd been here I could have done something. Lexie - Please, please, please. This is not Abe's fault. You will not blame him for this. Do you understand? EJ - Okay, I'm sorry. Maybe there's something I can do to help. He pulls out his cell. I know a lot of people. Doctors, specialists all over the world. Someone somewhere knows how to fix this and I'm going to make them. Lexie takes his phone from him - Okay honey, no. No. Abe and I have already made all the calls that need to be made. EJ - I know a lot of people. Lexie - And I know a lot about medicine. There's not a call that you can make, that either of us can make that will change my diagnosis. EJ - I am very well connected. I am a very powerful man. Lexie - Honey, no. No.
Sami's apt - Part 1: Kate pounds on the door and yells at Sami. Don't hide from me. I know you're in there. Sami opens the doors and smugly replies - Hide from you? I've been waiting for this moment ... Kate brushes past her so Sami comments - I guess you want to come in. Kate - No. I want to tear your head off you little bitch. Sami smirks. Kate crumples up the legal papers Stefano gave her - I'd like to shove these down your throat. Sami sneers - I'd like to see you try. Kate - I should have put you behind bars when I had the chance. Sami smirks - Too late for that now. Kate goes for her throat just as Lucas rushes in. He pushes her back. What are you doing? What the hell is the matter with you? Sami - She's a little mad at me. Do you want to tell him why or should I? Kate - Drop dead. Sami - It's a wonder you didn't wake up the kids. Lucas - I can see she's mad at you. What I want to know is why. Sami gleefully replies - She's lost control of the one thing she loves more than anything, her company. Of course it's not hers anymore. I can run it as I like. Kate - You're never going to get away with this. Never ever! Sami smiles mockingly - There's nothing to get away with. It's mine and as my first decision as CEO, you're fired. Kate - You think you're Donald Trump? You enjoy this little bit of power because I promise you, you will never run my company. Sami - Which part of this don't you understand Kate? Countess Wilhemina isn't yours anymore and it will never be again. Lucas doesn't understand what's going on here. Even if someone could buy your company and pull it out from under you, it's not going to be Sami. She can't afford it. Sami - I didn't buy it. It was a gift. Lucas - No one just gives someone a company. Sami - I don't own it. I just get to run it. Lucas - Sez who? Sami - Stefano. Shockingly generous of him but who am I to say no. Lucas asks Kate if he can really do that. Sami - He can and he has. Lucas looks at Kate. What happened? What went on between you two. He turns to Sami - And why would you even say yes. You know there has to be strings attached to this. Kate - Hopefully around her neck. Lucas continues - How could you trust Stefano? What were you thinking? What's the matter with you? Sami - I will figure out how to handle Stefano. For the time being he made it perfectly clear that he wants me to run this company. He says he trusts me to do what the old regime couldn't. Kate - All you're going to do is run that company into the gutter like you do with everything else. Sami - That would be like handing it back to you Kate and I know that's the last thing Stefano wants. Kate tries to get at Sami but Lucas holds her back. That's enough - the both of you. Sami - Are you kidding me? I have been waiting for this moment more than half my life. I am just getting started. She smirks.
Brady Pub - Part 2: They're now seated inside the pub. John - It's very clear to me that you're not happy with the decision I've made to go back undercover with the ISA. Marlena - Not just that. You never told me about it. John - I'm sorry about that but you can't just shut it down and say we're not going to talk about it. Marlena - What is there to say? You know how I feel about it; that's most likely why you didn't tell me. John - That's one reason. Marlena - Please don't say it's because you're protecting me. John - Even if it's the truth? I don't like keeping things from you Doc. Marlena - For the record, I like it even less. He asks her to look at him. I love you. You know that. You mean everything to me. In fact I wouldn't even be standing ... I wouldn't even be walking if it weren't for you. Marlena - And your Director of the ISA is thrilled too. John - But they're not the ones you're really angry with right now, I am. Marlena - Yes I am because I don't want to be a spy's wife. John - My involvement with the ISA will not affect you in any way, shape or form. I can promise you that. Marlena - How can you possibly promise me that? I understand what the ISA means to you. It's your identity; it's a purpose; it's important. John - So are you and you come before all of that. Marlena - I know how you feel about me. I just thought there were other things that would take the place of that loss. I guess I was wrong. John - You think I'm putting my job before you? This is all about taking care of you and my family. Marlena - I don't want to be taken care of. I keep saying that to you. I would like to be thought of as your equal. John - You're not an equal. You're smarter, funnier, a lot nicer to look at ... Marlena - You led me to believe you were done with all this ISA business; you were done with all the danger. John - Do you think that's what I'm living for? Marlena - Isn't it? The adrenaline, the excitement ... John - No. I have a responsibility to finish what I've started. Marlena - When will it be somebody else's responsibility? When will somebody else's wife sit at home wondering if her man is coming home to her at night? You promised me you were done with all this. I expect you to live by your word.
Carver house - Part 2: EJ - I'm so sorry. Lexie - Stop right there. I don't want you worrying about me. I am not giving up. Abe - We, we're not giving up. Lexie - Right. EJ - Well I can't think of two people better equipped to handle the situation. Lexie - And we will EJ. We are going to get through this. We have each other to lean on and we have you in our corner. I can count on you, right? EJ - Of course you can. Lexie - You're in my house. That helps more than you know. EJ - I have no idea how. Let's be honest. I spent most of my campaign trying to tear your husband to pieces; destroying the career he spent years building. I wasn't blind to the pressure I put on you; now you're sick. Lexie - This is not your fault EJ. You're my baby brother. You're here for me now. That's what matters to me. EJ - You're not supposed to be comforting me. Lexie shrugs - That's what big sisters do you know. She clutches her head in pain again. Both Abe and EJ hold her. Abe - I'm right here. Lexie - I'm fine. I just need a minute to myself. I'll be right back.
Hospital - Part 2: Dan is checking Bo's reflexes. From what I can tell there really isn't a significant change in his condition. Hope - He opened his eyes. He looked right at me. He tried to talk to me ... I'm not imagining this. I was talking to him about how we met, how we fell in love and all the wonderful adventures we've had over the years and he could hear me. He knew I was here. Dan - I don't doubt that. Hope - He came back to me. Okay, maybe it was just for a moment but the point is he did. He's ready to wake up. You have to pull him out of this induced coma. Dan - I'm not sure that's the best thing for him right now. Hope - I am. I know you said you couldn't before but he's ready. I know my husband better than anyone. He's ready now. Dan - In my professional opinon ... Hope - He needs to wake up. He needs to be with me, his family, his friends. We can help him heal in a way that medicine can't. Daniel - Enough with the tough sell; I got it. While I do think that Bo could benefit from some more time, yeah, he has been making some progress. We'll monitor him closely but if I get any sign of distress ... Hope - Of course. I want what's best for him. Are you saying you'll do it? Dan - I'll do it. Hope gives him a big hug.
Sami's apt - Part 2: Lucas - There has to be some kind of loophole here or something. Countess Wilhelmina is yours; it's your company. Sami - Not anymore it's not. Lucas - Stefano can't just give away a company like that. You've got to talk to him; reason with the guy. Kate - There's not going to be any reasoning with Stefano. Sami - She's right about that. Hey, if there's any consolation, there is a juniour executive position available at Mad World. Kate - Let me make this clear to you. I am not rolling over. I'm getting a lawyer and I'm getting my company back and when I do I'm going to bury you in the process. Sami - Good luck with that. It is Stefano we're dealing with here. He usually makes sure those contracts are pretty ironclad. He owns a majority of the company. Lucas - He what? Is that true mom? Sami - Since he owns Countess Wilhelmina he doesn't need your permission Kate. You should have seen how happy it made him to hand the reins over to me. What did you do to make him so mad? Getting on Stefano's bad side usually means you're going to end up dead or embalmed. She beams with joy - This is one of the best days of my life. Lucas - Can you lay off please. Sami - I can't help it. Come on. You know she's getting what she deserves. Lucas - Mom, maybe you better go now. Sami - Wait. I don't want her to go yet. I want to hear what happened with Stefano. Why you got kicked out of his kingdom. I'll make popcorn. Kate - Do you really think that I would tell you about anything that happened? Sami - Then it's really good ... or bad ... or both. Kate - This isn't over. The tables will turn and when they do you're going to be a sorry woman. As she's leaving Sami rubs salt in the wound - Feel free to use me as a reference. Lucas - Tell me what's going on. I want the truth right now. Sami - About what? Lucas - About why you took Stefano's deal, that's what. Sami - Are you kidding me? The reason just walked out that door. She literally bounces with glee - Did you see that? OMG. Lucas - You could have said no to all this. Sami - Why? This is the opportunity of a lifetime for me. I get to run an international corporation and I get to stick it to your mother the way I've wanted to for my entire life. This is the best day ever! Lucas - You make it so hard to defend you sometimes. Sami - I'm not asking you to defend me. Lucas - Good, then don't. I'm out of here. Goodbye - he slams the door behind him. Sami again literally bounces up and down and pumps her fist in the air - she is soooooooooooooooo pleased with herself.
Carver house - Part 3: Abe comes back downstairs and tells EJ that Lexie is feeling better. She'll join us in a minute. EJ - Abraham, you and I are never going to be friends. The woman up there ... Abe - Is my wife. EJ - Is my sister and she's the only thing that matters. Abe - For once we're in agreement. EJ - Look. I meant what I said. I'll try whatever I can and I'll cover any cost for any treatment. Abe - Thank you. I know you mean it. It's appreciated. EJ - I would like to be more than appreciated. If you need something, anything, you call me. You make sure I'm your first phone call. Look, I'm going to be there for my sister; I'm going to be there for her family. I think we should try and find a way to not let our differences become a burden to her. Abe - I'd like that too. EJ - I'm sorry for the things I've done and for what they may have cost you. Abe - You're asking for forgiveness? EJ - No. I'm not doing this for my sake or for yours. It's for her. I'm just suggesting we move past it. Okay? Lexie comes down just as they're shaking hands on it. Well, well, well. This is a first. EJ - How are you feeling? Lexie - Fine. The pains gone for now. EJ - Is that how it comes mostly; sort of unexpected, sudden? Lexie - Yeah, pretty much. Abe - Maybe you should lie down. Lexie - That's a good idea. She looks at EJ - Sorry. EJ - No. I should get going. You get some rest. If you need anything call me. Lexie - We will. At the door he says Alexandra. Lexie - I know. I love you too. Don't tell Father, okay? EJ - You're not going to tell him? Lexie - In my own time; my own way. They hug. EJ kisses her cheek. Lexie smiles and says goodnight and closes the door.
Brady Pub - Part 3: John - I would never break a promise to you. Marlena - When we came back to Salem it was meant to be a new start. You promised me that I would finally have the life that I deserve and I think I deserve not to be worried about my husband. John - As long as Stefano is free I will worry about you every second of every day. Marlena - You don't need the ISA's help with Stefano. We have fought him since the day we got together. John - It's bigger than us now Doc. Marlena - What does that mean? John - We always believed that Stefano was behind these phony embezzlement charges but what we're working on now goes way beyond that. If I don't figure out what it is, he's going to take us all down. Marlena - Who cares what Stefano is doing now? You're away from him; you're out from under his control. John - But what he wanted done; that man waited years to get his hands on it. Never stopped thinking about that egg for a damn minute because that coin inside of it means something to him. Marlena - And of course it means something to you. John - I just need to figure out what he's after and that coin has something to do with it. Marlena - If he wants the coin give it to him; be done with it. John - Come on Doc. You can't really think it's that easy. You know as well as I do that it never ends and that is why I need to be working with the ISA. Because this time around DiMera's never been more dangerous. Marlena - I'm done resisting you on this. John - What does that mean? Marlena - I understand how important it is to pursue it. John - Thank you. Marlena - I just wish we could live our lives without worrying about Stefano. Can you imagine? Spending time with our family and friends and never looking over our shoulder. John - I want that for us too. Marlena - I know you do and it occurs to me that is never going to happen until he is gone. John - That is why I'm going to put that bastard in prison where he belongs. Marlena - I don't think prison is going to do it. I don't think we'll be free until he is dead and gone.
Carver house - Part 4: Abe - I know it wasn't easy telling EJ. Lexie - EJ's just the beginning. There's my father, our friends, the people I work with at the hospital. Abe - You don't need to think about all that right now. Lexie - I don't want to waste any time. Abe - What do you mean? Lexie - I mean there's a lot we have to do. We have to put some sort of plan together. Abe - We already know what our plan is; we're going to find you a treatment that works - do what we need to do. Lexie - We also have to be realistic. We have to make sure that we're prepared. Abe - Prepared for what? Lexie - You know what I'm talking about Abe. We have a son. We can't just blindly going on hoping for the best. Abe - Why are you talking like this? Lexie - Because we have to make sure that we've considered everything that can possibly happen even the thing we don't want to face. Abe - No, you listen to me. I promised you that I was not going to let you talk like ... Lexie - Like what? Abe - Like you had already given up. Lexie - I'm not giving up. Abe - What am I supposed to think when you start talking about needing to make plans for Theo. Lexie - That we're being responsible parents. Everytime I close my eyes I hear that part of me that's a doctor and she's telling me that this is what we need to do. Abe - The husband who loves that doctor says keep the faith, believe in miracles. I've heard you say that to so many patients - be strong, stay positive, focus. Just focus on getting better. That's what you told EJ. I need to know that those aren't just words. I am not going to lose you. Lexie cries. Abe - Do you hear me? Lexie - Yeah. You're not going to lose me.
Sami's apt - Part 3: Sami is smiling while working on something - there's a knock on her door. It's EJ. I want to see the children. Sami - They're sleeping. EJ - Wake them. Sami - No. What's going on. EJ - I want to see the children. Would you please just go and wake them. I just want to hold them and tell them that I love them. Sami - What's going on with you EJ? EJ - Lexie is sick ... can you please. Sami - Sick? Sick how? EJ - Sick ... she has a brain tumour and it's inoperable. It sounds like egregrious malpractice if you ask me. We all know who she is. Sami - She's your sister. EJ - No, she's a doctor. You know what that means? That means that she helps people and she saves lives. So where is the help when she needs it, huh? Sami slowly walks over to him and puts her arms around his waist as EJ covers his eyes and then holds her. He quickly pushes her away. I'm fine. I don't need to be comforted. I'm not a child. Sami - Okay. I'm sorry about Lexie. Did you not know she was sick? EJ - I had no idea she was sick. How could I? She looks fine. Sami - Maybe there is something they can do. They have new treatments and stuff all the time. EJ - I just don't understand how something like this happens. Sami - Sometimes there aren't answers. EJ - I know. This is Lexie. This isn't supposed to happen to her. She's different. She's a better person. It doesn't seem fair that she's being punished like this. Sami - She's not being punished because of who she is. EJ - It certainly feels that way to me. Sami - Do you think Johnny was being punished when he was sick? EJ - Why would you say that? Sami - Don't you remember what it felt like when we heard his diagnosis? Now he's asleep in the next room; healthy, as though nothing ever happened. You just don't know how these things are going to go; you don't always have control. That's why it's so scary; that's why it's so hard. EJ starts pacing and then looks down at the desk. What are these doing here? They're Countess Wilhelmina files. You're supposed to take them back. Sami - Things have changed. EJ - Really? Did Kate give you your job back? Sami - Um, well, I am now running Countess Wilhelmina. EJ - Since when? Sami - Earlier today. It's actually great news for me. EJ - And who did this? Sami - You know it wasn't Kate. She obviously did something to really tick Stefano off. EJ - What? Sami - When he was talking to me ... EJ - What? Stop. My father can't just do that without consulting me. Sami - Why would he need to consult you? EJ - Because I'm a partner in the company. He can't just give control to somebody else without getting my approval; that's why. EJ is about to leave. Sami - Wait. What about the company? You can't take it away from me. EJ - This should never have happened without my consent. Sami - But Countess Wilhelmina is mine. He promised me. EJ - This has nothing to do with you. You understand that I'm a principle at Dimera Enterprises. He can't do this without me signing off on it. Sami - So sign off. That's fine. Stefano promised me ... EJ - I don't care what my father promised you. I don't care. It has nothing to do with that. What I care about is the fact that my father is deliberating circumventing my authority and I'm going to find out why because this is not for the first time. Sami - What are you talking about? EJ - This is the latest in a long line of insults my father has thrown me and I'm going to find out where they're coming from. Sami calls out from the doorway - While you're doing that help me in the company - Countess Wilhelmina - I still get to run it, right? No reply. Sami - I'll take that as a yes.
HTS: Kate is on her cell when Lucas catches up to her. There has to be some recourse. You find a way to undo this now! Lucas - Listen to me for a second. Kate - What are you doing here? Lucas - I'm worried about you. I've been looking all over for you. Let's talk and we'll figure this out. They sit on the couch. Kate - There's no point in talking because there's nothing to figure out. Lucas - I get that you're upset. I don't blame you for that. But we'll just start another company; you and me. We've done it before, we'll do it again. Kate - No. You have no idea. Lucas - I know how much Countess Wilhelmina meant to you. Kate - Lucas ... Lucas jumps in - I don't care about Stefano. I don't care how this happened. Eventually he's going to pay for what he did but in the meantime I just want you and Billie to come work for me at Hearth and Home; we'll run it together. Kate - Stop. You need to listen to me. That phone call was about Hearth and Home. Lucas - What about it? Kate - He took it from us. Stefano's taken everything from us. I'm really so sorry. He ... Stefano wants to destroy me completely and utterly. Lucas - There's got to be a way to undo all of this. Kate - I'm trying to tell you that he can do whatever he wants to do because he has full control of Countess Wilhelmina and I signed over Hearth and Home to him when we were first married. Lucas - How could you do that? What were you thinking? Kate - I don't know how I could be so stupid.
Hospital - Part 3: Dan watches over Bo. Hope - Why isn't it working? Why isn't he waking up? Dan - Sometimes these things take time. Hope sits on the bed and talks to Bo. I know you can hear me and you know I'm not patient. You can wake up now. You're going to be alright, I promise you. She sees his eyes flicker and calls Dan over. She encourages - Just open your eyes. You can do it. There you go. Bo - Fancy Face. Hope smiles and cries - I'm really here. She kisses his brow. I missed you so much. Bo - I missed you more. How long have I been in here? Hope - Too long. Bo - You're back. Is everything okay? Hope - Stop. There will be plenty of time to fill you in. Right now you just need your rest. Bo - I just woke up and you're already telling me what to do. Hope laughs. I've missed that. Because I'm a good wife. Bo asks Dan to give them a minute. He leaves the room. Bo - You were talking before. All the memories - I could hear you. All I wanted to do was wake up and see my Fancy Face. Hope - I love you more than you'll ever know. Bo - I love you. They kiss.
Wednesday Apr 18
Brady Pub - Part 1: Carrie & Austin walk up outside the pub. Austin pulls out his cell and turns it off - he's not talking to anyone but her tonight. When she doesn't do the same he comments that he was hoping it would be reciprocal but he guesses she has to be available to clients. Carrie tells him that her phone is locked in her top desk drawer. Austin is pleased and gives her a kiss. This is going to be a great night. Carrie suggests going to see the movie in the town square. Austin was thinking they could find something a little more private to do. They go inside the pub where they run into Rafe who greets them both. Rafe is carrying a HUGE bowl of ice cream which Austin comments on - I never thought of you as the sprinkles type. Carrie says the ice cream isn't for Rafe. Austin - It's supposed to be pickles and ice cream, isn't it? That's the classic craving, right? Rafe - Yeah. I'll see you later. He joins Nicole. Austin - When it's our turn I'm going to bring you ice cream and wait on you hand and foot. Carrie - I know you will and I really, really look forward to that someday. Do you think we should go someplace else? Austin isn't uncomfortable if she isn't. We said we were going to put everything that happened behind us and I'm serious. Besides, I'm really hungry. They sit down at at table. Nicole and Rafe goof around over a camera at another table.
Coffeehouse - Part 1: Gabi watches as a guy thanks Will and adds that his boss appreciates Will getting those materials for him. He thought you might enjoy these. He hands Will a pair of tickets. Will is suitably impressed - they're impossible tickets. After the guy leaves Gabi walks up to and comments on the 'Mr. Horton & impossible tickets'. Things have really changed for you. So maybe there's a way things can change for me. Will - This isn't the first conversation we've had about this. You seem more than a little interested in my job. Gabi - Not the job itself - more what the job has done for you. You seem more confident, more sure of yourself. Will thanks her. Maybe I have but either way I don't see why you care. Gabi - Because I'm your friend. Will - Right. Gabi - Fine. There is something that I want that I haven't been able to get on my own. Will makes a smart remark and Gabi tells him not to make fun of her. I've been trying on my own but I was thinking maybe you could help me pull this thing off. Will - What is this thing? Am I going to regret this thing? Okay, I'll bite. What do you want me to do? Gabi - Chad and Melanie don't belong together. Will - Says the relationship police. Gabi - This is not funny alright. I kind of just realised that I wish Chad and I never broke up. No offence. Will - None taken. Gabi - I've been thinking and I kind of thought that he really belongs with me. I thought maybe you could help me figure out how to break them up. Will sarcastically responds - Wow. What a great idea! Mature, original, guaranteed to work. Gabi - Why do you have to be mean to me? Will - I'm not trying to be mean. Are you kidding me? You don't do something like this. You're not like this. Gabi - What I am is alone and obviously you don't give a damn. Will - You're wrong, I do but that doesn't make it right. You're asking me to stab my friends in the back. I can't believe you think I'd do something like that.
HTS - Part 1: Mel tells Chad that she's trying to convince Abigail to hang out with them but she apparently wants to go home and be boring. Abigail - I'm sure Chad is just dying for me to tag along. Chad tells her she has to. We can't have a double date with only 3 people. Abe asked me to show Lexie's half brother around and show him a good time. There is he. I'm sure he'll enjoy meeting you. Abby smiles at Cameron - Actually we've already met. Cameron finds this flattering. He tells Abigail she didn't have to ask Chad to fix them up - he's cool with girls asking him out. Abby - Chad, please tell your friend here I knew nothing about this. Chad confirms it was all his idea. Cameron - It's okay. I get this a lot. Mel - I guess we don't have to worry about this one's self-esteem. Chad - So you two know each other; is that what's going on here? Abby replies that they've run into each other a couple of times. Cameron - Literally. He starts patting himself down so Mel asks what he's doing. Making sure I don't have anything breakable on me. Abigail - Funny. She tells them to have a good time, she'll see them later. Chad tells her they've already bought her tickets. Abby is sure he can give them to someone else. She tells Cameron it was nice to see him again and turns to leave. Cameron - Abigail, it was nice to see you and if I promise to stop being a wise ass would you go to the movie with us? Abby - Cameron, I don't think you can help it.
DiMera mansion - Part 1: Harold is blocking Kate's entrance into the living room. I'm fully aware that Stefano has kicked me out. I'm not here to plead my case. I'm here to pick up my things. Harold has been trying to explain that Mr. DiMera has had all her personal effects removed. Kate - What? Harold - There's nothing of yours left in the house. Kate - You can't say the man does things in half measures, can you. EJ comes in. Harold, can I come in or are my things being removed too? He pushes his way past Harold into the living room. Kate - You've been kicked out as well. EJ - Given what I've learned I wouldn't be surprised. Kate - What is your father up to? EJ - That's what I'm here to find out. Kate - I don't understand what's going on. Why would he turn against you? He thinks you hung the moon. What exactly did you do? EJ - Nothing that explains the things I just found out. I was just with Samantha. I heard he gave control of Countess Wilhelmina over to her. Kate - Yes he did so this is categorically the worst day of my life because not only have I been kicked out of what I considered my home, he's handed over control of the company that I built from the ground up to that loathsome, condescending bitch. EJ - You're welcome to your opinions about Samantha but if I were you I wouldn't focus on her. She's not your enemy; she's the beneficiary of your rather spectular fall from my father's graces. Kate laughs - OMG. She's not my enemy? After the lies and the betrayals? EJ - Oh come on. Pot, kettle, black. Why are you still venting instead of trying to figure out what is going on? Kate - You don't have any idea? EJ snaps - No I have no idea. He should never have given her control of Countess Wilhelmina without running it by me first. So it looks like I'm out, right. Out of the company, out of the family.
Hospital - Part 1: Marlena and John are in Bo's room. Marlena - I can't tell you how good it is to be talking to you again. You had us mighty worried there. John - And your girl here, she never let up for a second trying to get home to you kid. Bo - I still don't know what happened to you guys. Hope - It doesn't matter because everything is fine now. Bo - Stefano had his goons beat the crap out of me; what happened with you guys in Alamainia? Did he come after you there? Hope - We'll talk about this later. Bo - Where is that S.O.B. now? Marlena - There is a good question. Stefano peaks through the window into Bo's room. John is sure the old man is back in Salem. You know him. He's not going to give up until he gets what he wants. Hope - He's going to come after us again but we really don't know how or why. A nurse comes in to get a blood sample from Bo. Hope tells him they'll wait in the hallway - try and rest. Bo - Shouldn't be any problem after this relaxing conversation we've been having. Hope - Try. I promise to try to keep you up to speed on whatever we find out. So good seeing that smile again - I missed it. Love you Brady. Bo - Love you too. As they're walking out of the room Hope asks John and Marlena - How do we find out what Stefano really wants. Stefano replies - Why not go to the source? Marlena mutters softly - Damn!
HTS - Part 2: Mel and Chad are carrying two buckets of popcorn. Mel doesn't think this is going to work out the way he planned. Abby keeps looking over at Cameron who is seated next to Chad. She starts choking on a piece of popcorn. She's clearly in distress as Mel keeps asking if she's okay. Cameron rushes over and performs the Heimlich maneuver. Abby finally egests the piece of popcorn and gasps for breath. Mel asks if she's okay. Abby is fine. Mel and Chad congratulate Cameron on a job well done. Abby insists she wasn't choking. Cameron and Chad - What? Abby - I wasn't. I just needed a sip of water. Where the hell did you come from? You scared the hell out of me. Cameron - Usually when someone saves your life you start with thanks and move on to other stuff from there. Abby - I was right about you. You really can't help being a wise ass. She walks away. Mel tells the others she's got this. She catches up to Abby. I know this is not a good time for you but are you freakin' crazy? I don't know if I would have believed that had I not seen it with my own eyes - some cute guy is trying to save your life ... Abby - First, he did not save my life and second of all I was not choking. Mel - I respectfully disagree. I'm a nurse. He's a doctor. Abby - He's a doctor? Well even if he is a doctor he has some bedside manner. He didn't even give me 2 seconds to recover from almost choking to death before he was all over me for not thanking him. That is ridiculous. Mel - I have actually seen you say thank you to an automatic door. All of a sudden some cute guy comes around and you jump all over him. What's going on with you? Abby asks her something (couldn't understand what she said) plus I coughed up popcorn in front of how many people? Mel - It's dark and on the plus side he saved your life, you're alive. Abby - I can't really see that as a plus side right now. Mel - I think he likes you. Abby - He doesn't like me. He thinks I'm a total klutz and he's right. Mel - He's not. What you are right now is kind of ... Abby - Kind of what? Messed up, right? I know. I'm still trying to figure out who that person was that lied to Austin and Carrie. It just couldn't have been me except it was. Mel - It was a mistake. Abby - No it wasn't a mistake. It was intentional, it was deliberate, it was awful. Mel - So you don't really deserve to have a cute guy going after you, yeah? You'd rather him think you were a huge pain in the butt so he'd stay away and you could end up alone and miserable; just exactly what you deserve. Abby - It's so great being friends with Freud. Mel - It happened. It's over. Nobody's talking about it. Nobody's whispering about it. Tonight was supposed to be about taking a step forward, not two steps back. You can't hide from life forever.
DiMera mansion - Part 2: Kate - It's a pretty damn grim day when Sami has more sway over your father than either one of us. EJ - I don't understand this because you know how he feels about her. Kate - He loathes her; he still does. EJ - The only reason he'd elevate her like this ... Kate - Is to hurt me, my love. EJ - Do you know what you did for him to turn against you? Silence. EJ - Oh you do, don't you? What did you do? Tell me, what did you do? Did you lie? Did you steal? No response. Did you cheat on him? She looks at him. EJ gasps. Oh, you did. You cheated on him. Kate - Could we not talk about this. EJ - Fine but at least now I know he hates you a hell of a lot more than he hates me. Kate - So you don't know what set him off. You don't know why he turned on you. EJ - No. I keep going over everything. I have absolutely no idea what changed. None. Kate - I think that you're overreacting. I mean you're saying he cut you off at the knees but all he really did was move past your position. I don't really thing there's anything to panic about. EJ - Oh that. That's just the tip of the iceberg. You have no idea of the things I found out. I found out things that go back to the election. I found out things that went on when John Black had his problems with the law. Kate - What kind of things? EJ - I'm not telling you. Kate - Oh God. EJ - Let's just say this. My father has been undermining me not for days, not for weeks but for months. MONTHS!
Hospital - Part 2: Stefano - You have something that belongs to me. I want it back. Hope - You're mistaken. You sent us on a mission to Alamainia and we delivered on our part of the bargain. John - If your prize didn't meet your expectations that's not our fault. Stefano - It became your fault the moment you stole something that belonged to me and I want what was originally in that egg, not that phony thing you replaced it with. John - Kind of sounds like whatever is missing is important to you. Why don't you tell me what it is and maybe we can help you. Stefano - No games or I will have to prove to you that I mean business. Bo walks out of his room - In order to do that you're going to have to go through me. Hope - You shouldn't be out of bed. Bo - I'm not going to sit in that room and let you level threats at the people I love. Stefano - It's very difficult to be threatened by a man who has come out of a coma and is wearing a hospital gown. John - My money's riding on the patient but I'm here just in case. Hope - Leave. We've already told you we don't have what you're looking for. Stefano - I'm tired of your lies. Do I have to remind you Mr. Black how close your beloved Doc came to an accident here while you were away. As a matter of fact, how much would you like to bet that her luck holds out. John - Stay away from my wife just like you're going to stay away from all of us. Stefano - I think I have delivered my message. But you know what I want and what I'll do to get it. Goodnight all. Rest well if you can. He leaves. Hope tells Bo he needs to get back to bed. Bo - I need to know what's going on here, the whole story. Stefano seems very willing to make good on his threats.
Brady Pub - Part 2: Nicole tells Rafe they can leave if he wants - I don't have to finish this. Rafe scoffs - I'm good. Nicole - Liar. Rafe - Don't worry about me okay. Nicole - I am worried. I'm worried that you jumped in and told EJ that you're the father of my baby and you didn't even think it through. Rafe - There was nothing to think through. I just wanted to get the guy off your back. Nicole - It's great for me but what about you? You're relationship with Carrie was complicated enough before she was led to believe you were fooling around with the likes of me. Rafe - My relationship with Carrie is dead in the water. Nicole - Really? Rafe - Really. Besides she's trying to work things out with her husband. What kind of person would I be if I came between them. Nicole - Off the top of my head, a person like me. You have this whole honourable thing about you but how do you stand it all the time. Rafe doesn't answer - just gets up to place his order.
Austin notices Carrie isn't eating much. Is something wrong. Carrie - I'm not very hungry I guess. Austin - This is my fault. We really should have left. Carrie - Don't apologise. I'm really not hungry. Austin - Okay, I get it. You know what we'll do. We'll go the movie at the square. It actually sounds like a lot of fun. Carrie - You had a great idea. Why don't we go and spend some quality time together. Austin - I like the way you think. They kiss. Austin leaves some money on the table. I think this is going to be a great night. They kiss again and then leave as Rafe watches.
Nicole comments - That girl doesn't know what she's missing. Rafe - What did you say? Nicole - This ice cream is fabulous. Rafe laughs.
Coffeehouse - Part 2: Gabi - You're the one doing shady things for EJ anyway. Will - That's not the same thing. That's not even remotely the same thing. Chad and Melanie are my friends and more importantly, they're your friends. So I mean this isn't you. Gabi - What if they don't last? What if I'm trying to do something that's only going to happen anyway. Will - Then let it happen. How do you think you can justify screwing around in your friends lives for your own personal gain. That's wrong. Gabi - Please tell me where being right has gotten me. Nowhere. When I was with you I was a good girl and I always ended up feeling I wasn't good enough, pretty enough, hot enough. Will - That's not true. You know that's not true. Gabi - How do I know that? If I'm as great as you say I am then why did you just give up? Since I couldn't keep you interested I realised that I just wasn't trying hard enough. But honestly I'm not going to make that same mistake again. From now on if I want something I'm going to go and get it. Will - Don't do that. Gabi - Why shouldn't I? I'm so tired of losing. I'm tired of you judging me. I'm tired ... do I have to spell it out for you ... haven't you ... Will - Haven't I what? Gabi - Haven't you made me feel bad enough already? Will - I'm not trying to make you feel bad; not now and not when we were dating. Gabi - You made that clear when we made love and you had no interest in me at all. You don't think that maybe hurt me? Will - But that wasn't about you. It was about me. Gabi - I practically threw myself at you and you couldn't even care less. Do you think that makes a girl feel special because it doesn't. If you don't want to help me fine but I am not going to sit here and be lied to. Will stops her from getting up. I'm not lying to you okay. The problem with us was never you. It was NEVER you. Gabi - I'm sorry Will but the word is out. "It's not you" is what guys say to make themselves feel better about dumping a girl. Will - I promise you that this time I'm sure it had nothing to do with you. It was me. It was me not knowing who I was. But I know now. Gabi - What is that supposed to mean? Will - It means things didn't work about between us because things were never going to work out between us. We didn't last not because of you but because I'm gay.
Brady Pub - Part 3: Nicole thanks Rafe for taking her out tonight. Rafe jokes that she's lucky he had an opening in his schedule. Nicole - Let's get back to business. Let's just say that you did a far, far better thing and you let Carrie try and work things out with Austin. Do you really just want to sit and watch from a ringside seat? Rafe - I don't know. It's kind of interesting sitting back and watching them try to book the train and stay married. Nicole - Stay married? How do you that? Rafe - I have no idea clearly. Do you want somemore ice cream? No, what I really want is a martini but it's not good for the little baby. Do you want to just call it a night. Sounds good to Rafe. Nicole - Come on, what's wrong? Rafe - It's just going home. It will be so peaceful and quiet. Everything is going to be where I left it. I miss the chaos. Finding figurines in the freezer, reading Goodnight Moon, I'm sorry. Let's get out of here. Nicole asks if he happened to see a flyer for a movie they're showing in the town square. Would you want to check it out? You know, delay the inevitable. Rafe - Sure. Sounds like a plan.
Carrie & Austin's hotel room: They come in kissing and laughing. Austin is so happy he has her back where she belongs. Carrie tells him she loves him so much. They start kissind and disrobing. Austin is now sleeping naked in bed. Carrie stares at him and then gets out of bed and puts on her robe.
HTS - Part 3: Rafe and Nicole arrive at the square. Nicole - Ah ... we're at the old 'we're apart and unhappy' montage. Rafe - The what? Nicole - Oh come on. It's been a rule since It Happened One Night. You know 9/10ths of the way through the movie, they split up, they go back to their former worlds and they find out it's empty and cold. Rafe - Oh. So I'm in the montage part of my life right now. They chuckle. Nicole - Yes, but I have to say you have handled it with class and you have made my life a lot easier. Rafe - To be honest it's nice to spend time with you; someone who is actually looking forward to something in their life. Nicole - I've seen this movie and it doesn't end well. How about we go back to my place and I'll make you a cocktail and I'll pretend to have one too. Rafe - Sounds great but I think I'll pass. I'm such a downer right now. Nicole - So I wouldn't mind. Rafe - I would. I don't like being a downer. Nicole - I hope once you get through this montage you have a big old happy ending because you sure as hell deserve it. She gives him a quick kiss on the cheek. Rafe asks if she wants him to walk her home. Nicole - No I'm good on my own. I'll see ou later. They go their separate ways.
Abby sits next to Cameron. I was wondering, do you think maybe we could just start over? Cameron - Meaning? Abby - Meaning, you might not know this ... but I haven't exactly been on my game since we first met. Cameron - I have no idea what you're talking about. Abby - I'd like to forget about most of if but I can't forget that I didn't say thank you when you saved my life. Cameron - So is this an apology, a thank you or a hello? Abby - What if it's all three? Cameron - Works for me. He offers her some popcorn and she chuckles. Mel watches and then tells Chad there might be hope for them. Chad - You're a real romantic. Mel - You bring it out in me. They kiss.
Rafe watches the end of the movie where the woman is saying - I love you. I will always love you. In my heart I know we belong together. He starts walking away as the guy is saying 'I love you but sometimes that's not enough. Sometimes things are just too complicated to make it work'. He sees Carrie standing and watching the end of the movie.
DiMera mansion - Part 3: EJ finishes his drink. I don't know what I thought I'd accomplish by coming here in the first place. Kate - You thought you could talk to your father. EJ - But he's not here. He's probably across town making somebody else's life miserable. Stefano walks in - Not quite. It looks like that old story is true; misery really does like company. I've had a very long day and I'm a little tired so it would seem that now would be a very good time for both of you to leave. EJ - I'm not going anywhere until I get some answers. Stefano - Answers? EJ - Answers about you're coup d'etat at Countess Wilhelmina, answers about these games that you've been playing but most importantly ... he opens the secret panel and slams the file folder down - about that! Fun time is over Father. Stefano - Really, I thought it had just begun. He lights a cigar.
Hospital - Part 3: Bo is back in bed now. So Stefano needed your help to get this coing and ... Hope - And we got it and that's all that needs to be said right now. Bo - Why did he want it? John - That's what we need to find out and the first thing we have to do is get that coin back from Spencer. Marlena - And what if he won't give it up. John - I don't think he really has a choice in the matter.
Thursday Apr 19
Coffeehouse - Part 1: Gabi tells Will he doesn't have to say that to make her feel better. Will assures her that he's not. I am gay. Gabi - Are you sure? Okay. When did you figure this out ... when we were dating? Will - I guess I've known about it for a long time. Gabi - Why didn't you tell me then? Will - Because I wasn't ready to accept that I knew it. I was with the sweetest and the most beautiful girl in the world and we couldn't make it work because of me. Gabi - Wow. You're really gay. Will smiles and nods his head. Gabi - How do you feel about this? Will - I'm at peace mostly. It wasn't the end of the world like I thought it would be at first. I still feel like a man and now that I'm not fighting it, it doesn't even feel like a big deal. Gabi - It is to me. I feel like this is my fault. Will - It's not your fault that I'm gay. It doesn't have anything to do with you. Gabi - There was this guy I liked in high school, Jake ... we were in show choir together. I couldn't stop thinking about him, I kept bringing him coffee, I let him copy my homework, he was really nice but ... Will - He never asked you out. Did he tell you he was gay or did you find out? Gabi - He told me alright. Will - Gabi, you had a crush on a guy who was already gay. You didn't make him that way. Gabi - First Jake and now you, two guys that couldn't love me back. There must be something wrong with me.
HTS: A couple of girls see Chad walking through the square and go after him. They confirm he's Chad DiMera and ask for a picture with him. The first girl stands next to him so he puts his arm around her. Mel comes out of the spa just as the girl surprises Chad and pulls him into a kiss. Mel makes her presence known. Chad can explain this. Mel - You don't have to explain anything. She stares at the girl - You do though. The other girl gets all righteous - Who are you to talk to my friend like that? Mel marks her territory and then lectures and insults the two girls. They leave. Chad is impressed and really turned on at the same time.
Madison's office - Part 1: Madison is on the phone with someone reminding them they promised her the cover when Brady comes in. Madison - The whole idea is to promote Basic Black and Mad World working together. The call ends - She's going to talk to her editor and get back to me. Brady loves watches her doing business. Madison - Good. The next order of business is sticking it to Sami Brady for defecting to Countess W. And if you're going to take your step-sister's side you can leave right now. Brady is here. Madison is starving - can we order in. Brady reminds her of the time they ate out of the vending machines - cue flashback. Madison says it was a very good night. Ian walks in - Sadly those nights are behind you. Madison - What do do you want Ian? Brady - You have to ask? He probably heard about our business deal and now he wants to screw it up. Ian - Can you make the effort to get over yourself just this once? He tells Madison he wants to speak to her alone. Brady - Why? Do you want to play some mind games with her ... you want to mess with her head, is that what you want to do? Madison - Please Brady, don't do this. Ian - You can drop the white knight bit, it doesn't work and it's not necessary. I'm not going to harm Madison. I'm not going to harm your precious relationship. I'm the head of Titan. I recognise a money-making opportunity when I see one and I do not let my emotions get in the way of profit. So if you don't mind I would like some time with Madison alone. Madison tells Brady she'll be fine. Brady - You better be. He leaves. Madison asks Ian what he wants. Ian - A conversation with you about the man you love.
DiMera mansion - Part 1: EJ flips the file folder over - Want to tell me what that means? Stefano - I don't talk about my private business in front of enemies. Kate - I'm not your enemy, I'm your wife and I love you. Stefano - That should be taken care of very shortly. EJ - So you want to be alone without either one of us, is that it? Stefano - I accepted the fact that I married an ex-hooker but be damned if I'm going to stay married to one that's still in the business. Kate - My god! EJ - You don't want to talk to her, that's fine. But I'm not leaving here until to you explain to me why you've been sabotaging EVERYTHING I've tried to do. Stefano - Because you're not the man I thought you were. EJ - I'm not the man you thought I was? Stefano - That's right. EJ - I know how you feel because I don't recognise you either. Stefano - If you want to talk to me about what's inside of there, that's fine. But not in front of her. Kate - I can't stand this. Can you not stop? Stefano - No I can't stop. You are dead to me. Kate - Do you mean that? Stefano - Oh yes, I mean it very much. I mean it. Now either you get out of here or I'll have you thrown out. I don't care one way or the other. Just get the hell out. Kate - You're throwing me out after everything we've meant to each other. Everything you've done in every moment of the day I had your back. I didn't love you when I married you but I've fallen more deeply in love with you than I've ever been. Stefano - Don't talk to me about love. What do you want to do ... you want to make a fool out of me. Is that it? Kate - If you would let me explain to you. Stefano - There is no explanation for what you have done. You made your own bed Katherine so I suggest you get out of here and go and lie in it. Kate - You can throw me out but you won't stop me from loving you even though you did test me for no reason. Stefano - I'm tired of this conversation. We are finished. It's over. Kate - Fine, but I think it's enough that I lose you. I'm not going to lose my livelihood as well. Stefano claps - Oh ho ... there it is. It's all about business, isn't it? Kate - I built Countess W and Hearth and Home all by myself. Stefano - And now it belongs to DiMera. Kate - No. You are not responsible for the success of those companies. It was me alone; you were the silent partner. Stefano - Isn't it sad when your partner betrays you? Kate - You're leaving me with nothing. Stefano roars - GET OUT! Kate leaves.
Coffeehouse - Part 2: Will - There's nothing wrong with you except you might need to have your gaydar tuned a little bit. Seriously, how could you know this about me? I wasn't ready to know it myself. I didn't know what I was doing. I didn't know what I wanted. Gabi - And you do now? Will - Yeah. I want to say that I'm sorry if I ever made you feel undesirable. Gabi - I'm really glad that we ended up friends. Will - Me too. Gabi - And if I ever put the moves on any guy you think might be gay ... Will - I'll let you know but I don't think you have anything to worry about. You're going to find a guy ... Mel and Chad come in laughing and talking. Will - This is like you going after Jake. Gabi - Chad isn't gay. Will - Yeah but he's not into you either. Gabi - But he could be if you help me. Will smiles up at Chad and Mel who are kissing. I guess you guys won't be joining us. Mel says they're waiting for their coffees - you guys have fun. After they walk away Will asks - You want to walk me through your master plan to break them up? Gabi - You don't know what Chad's like when we're alone. I knew Chad before Melanie did. I liked him before Melanie did and I know that there's something still there. Will - Like you thought there was with us? Gabi - That was mean. Will - I'm sorry. I'm not trying to be mean. I'm trying to get through to you. I wanted to be in love with you because it would have meant that I wasn't gay but I think you wanted to be in love with me just because you wanted to be in love. Gabi - You really think I should give up on Chad. Will looks over at Chad and Mel who are very close. Yeah, don't you? Gabi - Look, if we just had one chance ... Will - Gabi, stop fooling yourself. Seriously, it's never going to happen. Not while Melanie is in the picture. Gabi - Yeah but she's not going to be in the picture forever if you help me out. Will - Stop, that doesn't work on me ... gay ... Gabi - But we're still friends, right? Will - Yes and friends don't let friends do something stupid. Gabi - After everything that we have gone through I would hope that you want me to be happy. Will - That's not fair. Gabi - Life is not fair. So are you going to help me or not?
Madison's office - Part 2: Madison - Say what you came to say and get it over with. Ian - I am still your boss and your husband and I care about you very deeply. I have since the first time I laid eyes on you. Madison - Behind the makeup counter at Bendel's. I know how it goes. You made me what I am today. You own me. I got it. Ian - Actually, I wanted to spend a few moments with you alone while you still are my wife. Madison - What does that mean? Ian - Despite my great effort I can see you're still deeply in love with Brady. Who am I to stand in the way of true love. Madison - You do it all the time. You're so good at it. Ian - No, this time it's different. I come bearing gifts. Madison - What kind of gifts? Ian - Divorce, darling. Freedom. Anything that you want. Madison - What's the catch? Ian - No catch. I love you, probably always will but I have my pride. I'm not going to keep you in this marriage any longer. Madison - Are you serious? Ian - Completely. You're free. Madison - This is a trick. You're going to punish Brady, I know it. Ian - This isn't a trick. I'm not going to hold anything over Brady's head or yours; not anymore. Have your attorney call Mark Adelman; I've already spoken to him about it. I told him to make the divorce quick, easy, painless. Madison - You're talking about lawyers ... I can't believe it. Ian - As sad as it is for me to say this, this is the end of us Madison. She beams. Ian - I haven't seen you smile like that in quite some time. Madison - I feel like I'm looking at the good, honest man that I fell in love with. You know, the man who taught me almost everything I know about love and about life and about lipstick. Ian - You would have figured it out eventually all on your own. I just recognised your potential. Madison - You're the only one who did back then. Ian - I'll always love you; the girl you were, the woman you've become. Madison - I'm never going to forget what he had but you're right, it's time for us to move on. Ian - Don't you think you better run out there and tell that man the good news; put a smile on his face. Madison hugs him. Thank you. She grabs her purse and runs out.
DiMera mansion - Part 2: EJ - I think it's about time you and I had an honest conversation about what's in those files. Stefano - You already know what's in there. EJ - I have to admit I'm shocked. The whole time I was setting up John Black, who incidentally you HATE, you were working to undermine me. Stefano - Exactly. EJ - I bleed his bank accounts dry; now the money's gone, right? Stefano shrugs - C'est la vie. EJ - And the election. You rigged that so I would lose. Stefano - You're still the mayor so what are you crabbing about? EJ - I want you to explain to me why you would do everything in your power to ruin your son. Stefano - I don't have to explain anything to you. Let me by. EJ - No. Not until you tell me everything that I want to know. Why would my own father go to such great lengths to sabotage me. Stefano - Why do you always question what I do? EJ - Kate was right about one thing. I don't know who you are. Even when we were at each other's throats I always knew that you loved me because I thought you were a man who loved his children. So why would you try and pull the rug out from underneath me? Stefano scoffs - Come on Elvis. What, you never tried to do the same thing to me? EJ - No I did not. Stefano - Please, don't take me for a fool alright. As a matter of fact when you were running for mayor you acted as if you did not even know me. On top of which you never told me you wanted to destroy John Black. EJ gets very upset - I did those things because I was trying to prove to you that I was ready to take over this family. Stefano - And you failed. EJ gets in his face - Because of you, I failed. Stefano - Because I know that you will never, ever lead this family. EJ - I will never be the head of this family? Stefano - That's right. EJ - Well I hope you plan on living for a very long time. Stefano - I don't know how long I will live. Of course there's always Chad. EJ - Chad, really? Male model? Doesn't care to talk to you ... excellent choice! Stefano - Well he's not quite as good as you. EJ - You must really be threatened by me. Stefano laughs. Don't make me laugh. EJ - Why else would you do all this? Stefano - You better watch yourself. EJ - I am your son and I have stood by you through thick and thin - he pounds his fist on the arms of the chair. I cleaned up your mess so I have a right to know exactly what I have done to deserve this. Stefano - You don't want to know; I mean that. EJ - Tell me something. What are you going to tell Giovanni and Sydney. How are you going to explain why their nono is trying to ruin their father. Stefano - I'm not going to explain anything to them. EJ - What? Your own grandchildren, they don't matter to you? What are you going to do? Just rattle around here alone in this big house with Harold and Mary for company? My God, whatever I've done it must be pretty serious. Stefano - I'm afraid Elvis that your failure is really not your fault. It's mine for not being careful enough.
Coffeehouse - Part 3: Will checks his cell. I'm sorry, it's one of EJ's people - I have to call in. He steps outside. Chad and Mel talk about all his 'fan' attention. Chad is annoyed with it - so is Mel. They love you and they hate me. Gabi - I hope you're not letting those stupid comments on the internet get to you. Mel isn't. Gabi - Those girls are just jealous. Do you remember that shoot we had on the lake? OMG. There were girls everywhere. The crew was going nuts. They all wanted to talk to Chad. It was unbelievable. If I were you ... Will comes back and sets in ... But you're not, are you? Gabi - No, I was just saying ... Mel got it - There are a lot of girls that want Chad. I'm on to it and I'm not going to let them have him. Will and Gabi are back sitting at their table. Will - Gabi, it's hopeless. Gabi - It's not. Will - Yes it is. Honestly. You could have any guy that you wanted. Gabi - I want Chad. Will - You know even if you do manage to break them up there's no guarantee that he's going to end up with you. Gabi - Why do you have to be such a drag? Will - Because I've been through this my whole life. Gabi - What are you talking about? Will - My mom is always like going after some guy who doesn't want her or some guy who wants somebody else. And it's always a disaster and I'm sick of watching it. So if you want to screw around with your life, fine, but you're on your own. Will has to go. Gabi - Too bad, we were having such a good conversation. Will - I care about you. I really do so please for your sake stop, give it up. He leaves. Gabi watches Mel and Chad - I guess it's all up to me now.
Brady Pub: Brady is at the bar having a beer when he gets a text from Madison. Meet me in my hotel room. I have good news.
Madison's office - Part 3: Ian is on the phone. I did it. I cut the ties with Madison. You can set the next phase in motion. Good. He ends the call, looks up and sees Kate. Kate - I called your office and they said you were here. I talked my way past your security guard. Ian - You look awful. Kate - Thank you. Ian helps her to a chair. What is it? Kate - Stefano. He threw me out but before he did that, he took everything. Ian - What do you mean? Kate - From the clothes in my closet to both of my companies. Everything. Ian - He can't do that. Kate - Oh, he did do that. The question is, what am I going to do. Ian takes her hands in his. Kate pulls her hand away. Ian - You don't have to do this on your own. I'm here. Kate - Thank you very much but you really are the reason why I'm in this mess. Ian - What happened? Kate - Those surveillance photos of Marlena - he wanted me to find them. He thought that if I saw them and thought he was going after her again; he wanted to see what I would do. It turns out it was all a kind of fidelity test which needless to say I failed. Ian - So he knows that you and I were together? Kate - Yes he does. Ian - So he pretended to be unfaithful to see whether you would be unfaithable. You're better off without him. Kate - Oh stop. He's my husband. Ian - What kind of a husband takes everything away from you and packs all your clothes in garbage bags and throws them out the back of the mansion. Kate - The truth is Stefano and I had no problems until you came to Salem. Ian - That's a good thing Kate. Kate - God, how can you say that? Ian - Because you deserve better than being a nursemaid to some viscious, controlling old man. Kate gets up - Stop it. That's not what he is. Ian - Please, he behaved like ... Kate - Like what? The way you treat Madison? Ian - Alright, I deserve that. Kate - Yes you do. Ian - Unlike Stefano, I've done the right thing by Madison. I'm giving her a divorce. Kate - Why are you doing that? Ian - Because I want to do the right thing by her. I'm not going to stay married to her, not when I'm in love with you. Kate - You only said that because you wanted to get me into bed. Ian - Yes I did. I did get you into bed. I love you very much. I will spend all my time convincing you that it's true. Kate - I'm broke and my life is a complete mess and you're willing to see me through that? You're either the sweetest man I've ever known or you're a complete sucker. Ian - We'd be together. That's all that matters to me. Kate - I have to tell you I can be pretty high maintenance. Ian - Did I mention to you that I'm filthy rich? Kate - I think you did. Ian - I can buy you a whole new wardrobe. I can give you a job here at Titan. Anything you desire, you can have. Kate - I can't tell you what it means to me that you want to be so generous but I don't think anything is going to make me happy; not for a long time. Ian - What about revenge? Did it ever occur to you to go after Stefano with my help? Kate - You'd do that? Ian - What do you think? Kate - I think that he hates your guts and I think that he'd come after you. Ian - He won't do that. Kate - How can you be so sure? Ian - Let's just say that Stefano is going to regret the day he ever hurt you.
Madison's hotel room: Madison runs to the door when Brady knocks. He can see she's really happy. What's the good news? Did you finally kill him or something? Is he dead? Madison - He's letting me go. Brady - What do you mean? Madison - Isn't that great? Brady - I don't believe it. What do you mean he's letting you go? It's too easy. Madison - He's letting me go. He said have your lawyer call my lawyer. Brady - I'm sure the lawyer is going to say you get the divorce but he gets Mad World, he gets all ... Madison - No, it wasn't like that. I think he finally realises what he is doing to me. He realises there's no point in staying with me if all I want to do is be with you. Brady - You're free? You're serious. OMG. They start kissing and head to the bed. They bask in the afterglow. Brady doesn't believe this. We're together and not worried about Ian. Madison - I don't know what changed his mind. Brady - Oh I think there's something in it for him. I'd bet money on that. Madison - I don't want to talk about Ian. I have almost have everything I've always wanted. Brady - What do you mean 'almost'? This should be everything you've wanted. Madison - You remember that night you arranged that romantic dinner at the Cafe for me. Brady - That was the one where I asked you to marry me and you couldn't because you were married to someone else. What about it? Madison - If that offer is back on the table there's an excellent chance I'd say yes - if it's not too late. Brady - You know damn well it's not too late. Madison - So ask me. Brady - Will you marry me? Madison - Brady Black, I would love to marry you. They kiss.
DiMera mansion - Part 3: EJ - You need to stop talking in riddles. Stefano - What are you going to do? EJ - Something is eating you. Something that involves me. You don't seem to want to tell me what it is. You berate me about the importance of family then you treat me like a stranger. He pats his hand over his chest - You know what? You don't feel like a father to me; not anymore. In fact you haven't for quite some time. EJ walks out of the living room. Stefano closes the door and unlocks the desk drawer. He pulls out Alice's letter and what appears to be a birth certificate from an envelope. You're right Elvis, I'm not ... like a father to you because ... he cries ... to my everlasting sorrow, you are not my son.
Friday Apr 20
Madison's hotel room - Part 1: It's morning. Brady and Madison are in bed together. Brady is thinking about their wedding. He wants to fast track it; do it soon. He'd marry her tomorrow if he could. Madison reminds him she has to get a divorce first. This morning she's wondering if Brady was right when he thought Ian was up to his old tricks. Why would he have a sudden change of heart? What if he's setting me up? Brady - Well then I'm going to be upset about that and I wouldn't want to be him because I'm going to come after him and he's going to have to deal with me. Madison doesn't want him getting mixed up with Ian. Brady isn't going to get in any trouble. I just want to make sure Ian is a man of his word. He made you a promise and he's going to live up to it; it's that simple. Madison - He said 'have my lawyer, call his lawyer,' I'm going to do that. It's just that I've been through this with him before. He makes me promises and then he reneges. Brady reminds her that last night she was so sure he was on the level. Madison - He's the one that brought up the divorce in the first place. I was pretty much shocked. He was so genuine and so sweet; sort of like the man that I fell in love with. It seemed like that to me at the time anyway. Brady - The guy's a jerk and I know that it hurt his ego that his wife has fallen in love with another man. Madison - Yeah. There's just no way Ian would let me go out of the goodness of his heart. If he's letting me go it's because he's found someone new to obsess over. I wonder who it is? Brady - You sound jealous. Tell me that you're not jealous.
HTS - Part 1: Ian brings Kate a coffee. She informs him that it's all over the internet that Stefano threw her out with nothing but a toothbrush and that he replaced me at Countess Wilhelmina with Sami. Ian - You know when life closes one door it usually opens another. Kate - The door to hell? Ian - I know you can't see this clearly this morning but Stefano rejecting you is probably just about the best thing that could ever happen to you. Kate can't see that. Ian - Things are going to look up very soon; I promise you. Lucas walks up - I don't believe it. Stefano kicked you out because of this guy. Silence. Lucas - There it is. I guess I was right. Kate - Are you going to let me explain? Lucas - You don't have to explain. You lost your job and so did I because of this guy; I get it. Ian gets up and extends his hand - This guy has a name. It's Ian. Lucas shakes his hand - Nice to meet you Ian. Ian - It's my pleasure. If you give me a moment I can explain exactly what happened. Kate - Lucas is my son Ian. I think I should be the one to help you understand. Lucas - Oh I understand. It wasn't enough that you married a career criminal; you had to play around on him too. Kate - No, it wasn't like that. Stefano set me up. Lucas - Oh really. How? Kate - Without going into any gory details ... Lucas - Please save the details; I don't want to hear any of them. Kate - Stefano decided to test me. Lucas - Let me guess, you failed. Kate - That's right, I failed. Lucas - Mom, you didn't do this to just any husband; I hope it was worth it. You did this to Stefano DiMera and it's just a matter of time before he destroys you both. Kate - I've been through enough in the past couple of days and I don't really need this from you. Ian - I won't allow Stefano to lay a hand on your mother or her family. Lucas - Well my mother and I have already lost everything so you'll forgive me if I don't feel very reassured. Ian - I had no idea what Stefano had in mind for Kate but now I do. Nothing more will happen to the woman that I love. Lucas - Woman I love? Really? Ian - Yes. I'm in love with your mother and I have been for a very long time. Lucas - Wait a minute. I know you, don't I?
CW - Part 1: Sami is on the phone - If we're going to work together you're going to have to learn to do things my way. No, I said ... she looks up and sees EJ in the doorway to her office. I'll have to call you back. Sami mutters - Finally when EJ walks in. I thought I was going to hear from you last night. EJ got off to a slow start this morning. Sami - This isn't just about me; it's about the company too. You said Stefano can't make these decisions without running them by you first so do I have the job or not? EJ saw his father last night. He made it perfectly clear that no one is going to contradict his choices. Sami - Not even you? EJ - No, apparently not. So Kate is out my dear and you are in. Sami beams - She must be going absolutely mad. EJ - Be that as it may it's your company to run now as you see fit. Sami - I'm going to. It's all going so fast. I can't believe that just last week I was wondering how I was going to pay my rent. EJ - My father is full of surprises. Sami - I wonder what Kate did to make him so mad at her. EJ - I wouldn't concern myself with that if I were you. You've been given an incredible opportunity. I'm here to make sure that you don't ... Sami - What? Screw up? EJ - Yes. Sami - You have a hell of nerve. Stefano made me CEO of this company; obviously he thinks I'm going to make him money. EJ - So you having a few months experience spying on Kate for Mad World; that makes you a force to be reckoned with, does it? Sami - I worked for Mad World and Countess W. I know a lot about the cosmetics industry. EJ - You're hardly Elizabeth Arden, are you darling? My father does know that. He hired you for the same reason he dissolved Hearth and Home, because that is what will hurt Kate the most. Sami - Well, then he lucked out, didn't he because I am going to make this company way more successful than Kate ever did. EJ - My father couldn't care less if you run this company into the ground. Fortunately I feel differently which is why I'm here to lend a hand.
Austin & Carrie's hotel room - Part 1: Carrie dreams about waking up in bed with Rafe; so glad they worked everything out. So is Rafe or last night might have never happened. Carrie declares it was perfect. They talk about having a lifetime to be together and then they make love again. Carrie cries because she's so happy. It feels so right, us being together like this. Austin replies - It does, doesn't it? You don't know what this means to me and this time we're going to make it work; I know it. Carrie stares at a picture of her and Austin. Austin comes out of the bathroom clad in a towel. I got lonely in the shower without you. Carrie is sorry - I've just got so much to do today. So does Austin but it's just like you said; we have all the time in the world. Should I call you for lunch? Carrie - I'll call you. Austin gives her a kiss. He has to get dressed. When he's out of the room Carrie calls Rafe. We need to talk.
HTS - Part 2: Ian comments that Lucas has a very good memory. Lucas - So we have met; when? Ian - You're probably remembering a ski trip you were on with your mother and I came to visit you. Lucas - I was just a kid when we took that trip. Kate says she picked him up for the military school and they spent the Christmas holiday on that trip. Lucas - Yeah, some guy taught me how to ski. Was that you? Ian - It was. Your mother was a disaster on skis. She asked me to take you on the slopes and show you the basics. Lucas - You also gave me a puff of your cigar that day; I remember that. Kate - What? Lucas - Yeah he did. He was a real cool guy too and then he took off. Ian - You needed to spend time alone with your mother; I understood that. Then our lives took different paths but now ... Lucas - And now you've found each other again and nothing stands in your way except fate and Stefano DiMera. Ian - As I said before, Kate and you have nothing to worry about Stefano. I will take care of him. Lucas - You'll need a lot of luck with that. Ian - I have to go to the office. See you later. Nice to see you again Lucas. Lucas - Yeah, you too. Ian leaves. Lucas - Well I sure hope he was worth it.
Madison's hotel room - Part 2: Madison - Don't get me wrong; if Ian has his sights set on some new woman I'd be the first person to congratulate him. In fact, if this new woman convinced him to let me go, I'd like to buy her a drink. Brady totally believes her. Madison - I just want to know what I'm dealing with. Brady can see she's stressing out so he starts massaging her shoulders. Whatever you have to go through I'm going to be there with you. Madison's cell rings. She thinks it's her secretary. No it isn't, it's the Director of PR. You're not going to believe this. Kate DiMera is no longer running Countess Wilhelmina. Brady - You're kidding me! Then who is? Madison - Your step-sister. Brady - Sami? OMG. Madison is on the phone - Keep your ear to the ground and keep me posted. Brady - So, what's going on. Madison - It's true. Apparently Stefano managed the takeover of Countess W behind Kate's back and then he dumped her and made Sami the CEO. Brady - He must be trying to get back at Kate for something because she hates Sami's guts and Sami doesn't know anything about running a company. Are you worried about this? Madison - No. I can handle Sami. In fact I'm going to take that bull by the horns right now.
CW - Part 2: Sami - How exactly do you plan to help me? EJ - Look, for your own good and the good of my children I hope you take my father's gesture and run with it. Sami - I plan to. EJ - I hope you do. You have an opportunity here to provide for your children; to be able to provide for yourself without anybody helping you. I'm not talking about just now. You can set up something that will provide for your children after you're gone. Sami - Are you saying I can't do it without your help, is that it? EJ - I have inside knowledge when it comes to my father so you can think of it as being your not so silent partner. Somebody who is in your corner; somebody who is backing you up. Sami - 'Cause you've always been so supportive of me? I'm going to take this whole conversation to mean that Stefano hasn't run any of this by you yet, has he? EJ - I didn't say that. Sami - Kate's out. Does this mean that Stefano's kicked you to the curb too EJ? EJ - I'm offering you a lifeline. Now, do you want it or not? Sami - Meaning you don't want to talk to me about Stefano. It's not exactly like you're rolling in friends here, EJ; not to say that I am. We know a lot about each other's pasts so I could be a good sounding board for you. You can tell me about Stefano; who am I going to tell? Look, you lost Nicole, I lost Rafe. Now she's saying she's pregnant with his child - we certainly have something in common, don't we? EJ - We have two children Samantha. Sami - Right, that too. EJ - Okay, maybe you have a point. Sami - Okay, short version - you and Stefano; go. EJ - There's just been sort of tension between us lately. Sami - Why? EJ - I think it's because he's ended his relationship with Kate that he's now trying to keep distance between himself and people he loves. Sami - What he's doing to Kate makes sense; she deserves it. You're his golden boy; his pride and joy. EJ - I found something out recently. He's been working to undermine me in everything I do. Sami - For how long? EJ - Months. And it makes no sense at all. He's even doing things that go against his own self interest. Sami - Can you give me an example? I mean something that won't get me killed. EJ - For him to dissolve Hearth and Home, that's a profitable company, that's not like him. Sami - So you're on the outs with Stefano and you don't know why. He made a ridiculous business decision by making me CEO of a company just to make Kate angry and you want to help me to prove something to Stefano. Have I got that right? EJ - Let's just say it would not depress me to turn this company into a financial powerhouse. Sami - And exactly how would you have the time to do that. She reminds him that's he Mayor. That's a full-time job. EJ - I could call it outside consulting. Sami - Code for you're going to use me to get back into Stefano's good graces. Sorry EJ, it just doesn't sit well with me. I'm going to have to turn you down. EJ - You're making a mistake. Sami - I don't think I am. This is my company and whatever comes my way I'm going to handle it on my own. Her cell rings. What do you want Madison? To congratulate you of course. Sami - Really? Well I wouldn't be where I am today if it weren't for you so I'm going to thank you and your company by driving Mad World into Chapter 11. Madison - How about a little free advice Sami. Why don't you concentrate on running your company instead of running your mouth. Sami - Because I'm capable of doing both at the same time. Unlike you I'm not going to push anyone out on a limb and leave them hanging. Madison - You wanted to be out on the limb and honestly, it looks like you're doing just fine. Sami - And I'm going to use all the information and the weaknesses that I know about Mad World to make sure that you go down. See you later.
HTS - Part 3: Rafe sits and recalls overhearing Carrie and Austin talking about marriage in her office. Carrie arrives, sees Rafe and recalls Rafe telling EJ he's the father of Nicole's baby. She thanks Rafe for meeting her. Rafe - Talk to me. Austin is so happy we're back together and he's going out of his way to be the perfect husband and I'm going through the motions and I'm lying to him because of how I still feel about you. Rafe - Hold on a second; back up. Carrie - I've loved him for years and now when I try to feel those old feelings, it's just not the same. Rafe - You haven't done anything wrong. Carrie - Oh yeah? When he's holding me I'm thinking about you; wishing it were you. Rafe - I don't know what to say. You said you wanted to work things out with him. Carrie - I thought I did. Now I don't know. Austin and I have been through so much to be together and I still love him. And I know it's wrong but I can't get you out of my head. And even if I could take some magic pill to make me forget about you, I don't think that I'd want to.
Kate - So I kept looking at the pictures of Marlena Stefano had and I went a little crazy. Lucas - You wanted to get even. Kate - Pretty much. Lucas - You know better than that; you're smarter than that. Kate - I know you don't want to hear this but I love him and I just felt that we done with the tests and the jealousies and then finding the pictures and thinking he only married me because he couldn't have her, I lost my footing. Everything that I thought I could count on seemed unreal to me. Lucas - And good old Ian was there to pick up the pieces, wasn't he? Kate - No, it's not his fault. He's been really wonderful to me since this happened. Lucas - I love you very much but I don't know if I can hear about your love life anymore. I am proud of what we accomplished at Hearth and Home though; even though it's all in the toilet now. Kate - We have been through so much worse than this. We're survivors and we're going to figure this out and we're going to end up right back on top. Right now I keep on thinking of the look on Stefano's face when he finally realises what a stupid mistake he made by kicking me out and giving Sami the reins to my company, the bitch. Lucas - I don't know why I'm asking this but what are you going to do to her now. Kate - They say revenge is a dish best served cold so when I get through with Sami, she's going to be freezing.
Madison's hotel room - Part 3: After her call with Sami Madison growls - What a bitch. Brady - How did you think she was going to react. She gets another text. Brady asks if that's another update. No, it's from Ian. He says he wants to see me and it's personal.
CW - Part 3: EJ - You seem very competent. Sami says Madison called claiming she wanted to congratulate me but she was trying to shake me up. In six months she isn't going to think she's so cute. EJ - It's not about showing Madison you have a company to run. Sami - I realise that. EJ - I hope you do. He's leaving but Sami stops him. Just because we're not going to be partners doesn't mean we can't still be friends. EJ - Friends? Really, the two of us. Sami - I know what it's like to feel like you have to prove something to your parents. I'm sorry about you and Stefano. We're not going to do that to our kids, right? EJ - No. Sami - What about Nicole? Are you going to find a way to fix things with her? EJ - Fixing things isn't easy when your ex-wife is carrying another man's child. Sami - Well you miss her. You told me that you love her. EJ - I do. I miss her very much. Sami - I miss Rafe. Man, I screwed that up. EJ - I haven't given up on Nicole. I just know that it won't be easy. Sami - I remind myself of that everyday. EJ - You haven't given up on Rafe either? Sami - Rafe and I can't ... EJ - Maybe it's for the best. EJ has to get going ... he's got a lot to do today. Sami smiels - See ya.
Ian's office - Part 1: Ian comments when Madison comes in with Brady - I didn't know you intended to bring in a male escort. Brady just wants to make sure he's on the level about letting Madison go, that's all. Ian - Let Madison go? Why would I do that? Madison - I knew it. Brady - You're not going to play these games. I'm sick of this. Ian - Madison is one of the most capable executives at Titan, why should I let her go? Madison - You said this was personal. There is nothing personal between you and I except for our divorce. Ian - Don't worry. You'll get your divorce. What I said last night still stands. I wanted to have this meeting to discuss business. It's important to all of us personally. Madison - Who's all of us? Kate walks in with Lucas. I got your text. What's so urgent? Madison - What is she doing here? Ian - I thought we should have a meeting. Brady - About what? Ian - Samantha Brady.
HTS - Part 4: Rafe is sorry that she's going through all this. Carrie - It's not your fault. Rafe - Well it sort of is. Carrie - This is on mean. I need to find a way to move on. I owe that to Austin. It's not like you and I ever had any real chance. Rafe - What you and I had was real. Carrie - You're having a baby with Nicole. You don't have to say that. Rafe - I know that I don't. Carrie - Why am I even telling you? I thought it would help make my marriage work, yeah right ... I just wanted to see you again. Rafe - Fine, you want to get the cards out on the table. I went to tell you that I wanted us to be together and I saw you talking to Austin telling him that you wanted to work things out with him. So I decided to back off. Carrie - Without telling me? Rafe - What was I going to say? Carrie - Why would you sleep with Nicole if you felt that way. Rafe - I have my reasons for doing what I did. Carrie - Sleeping with Nicole and lying about it? Rafe - Yeah. Carrie - What were they? Sami did the worst possible thing to you; you were probably out of your mind, Nicole too - I get that. And you two just ran into each other and ... Rafe - That's not what happened. I lied to you. Carrie - Yeah. Before you knew Nicole was pregnant you probably thought you could get away without telling anyone that you slept together. Rafe - That's only a part of it. Carrie - What really upsets me is that had we been more upfront with each other from the very beginning things could have been so different. Rafe - Maybe they still can.
Sami comes through the archway talking on her phone. We just have to make sure the competition knows there are big changes at Countess W. Do that and I will call you back. She sees Austin and says hi. Austin - Did I just hear you talking about Countess W? Didn't my mother fire you from there? Sami - Yes she did and then Stefano fired her. Now I'm the CEO. Austin laughs - You're kidding. He sees her expression. You're not kidding. Sami shakes her head no. Austin - You've got to be kidding me! My mother hasn't even told me anything about this. Sami smirks - She's probably trying to figure out how to get out of bed this morning. Austin - I have warned her ... I'm going to call her right now. Sami - Well good luck. Austin - You're the one who needs good luck. I care for you. You can not accept a gift of this magnitude from somebody like Stefano DiMera. Do you realise how risky that is? Sami - Yes. Austin - Really? 'Cause now you owe him. And let me tell you something else. My mother isn't exactly going to be doing cartwheels over this; you realise that, don't you. Sami - Yes but I'm going to shut both of them up because I'm going to turn Countess W into a huge international success. Austin sighs - For your sake, I hope you're right. Sami - I am not worried about Kate or Stefano. I've got this covered. I worked side by side with Kate for months. I know how to handle Countess W. Austin - Alright. You know I'll always support you. Sami - Thanks. It's a great opportunity for me. It's nice to focus on something else besides Rafe. Sorry. How are things with you and Carrie. Austin - It's not exactly been the most pleasurable couple of months. We're actually starting to put things back together. Sami - Really. Austin - We're talking about having a baby. Sami - Great (she's not very enthusiactic). Austin calls her on that. Sami - You talk about being worried about me and my job; I'm worried about you. Austin - Why? I just said my life is as as good as it's been ... Sami - That's why I'm worried. Don't spend your money on a house with a picket fence and a jungle gym in the front before you find out if your wife is over my soon to be ex-husband.
Carrie - I don't know what you're talking about. I don't think you do either. How can we go back to what we had when Nicole's pregnant. Rafe - Because you don't know the whole story. Carrie - I know enough. Maybe Nicole's pregnancy is life's way of telling me I should make my marriage work. Rafe - Oh please, you told me earlier that you don't think you can. Carrie - I have to. I love Austin. He loves me. You and Nicole are having a baby. Rafe - I believe in doing or trying to do the right thing; the honourable thing. Carrie - So do I which is why I feel guilty about Sami and you. Rafe - Sami? Sami brought this on herself. She did this to her and to me, not you. Carrie - Here's the bottom line. I don't have the stomach to hurt Austin that way. Can you do that to Nicole? Rafe - I wouldn't be going anything to Nicole. Carrie - How can you say that? Rafe - Because you don't know the whole story. Carrie - Okay, then tell me. Rafe - Fine, I'll tell you everything.
Brady Pub: EJ comes out of the pub and encounters Nicole. Nicole - Oh, EJ. Not you again. I'll get some tea somewhere else. EJ - Please, I was just leaving. He hands her his cup - I'll get some somewhere else. Please, it's herbal. I haven't touched it. Nicole takes it - Thanks. It's funny, you only drink herbal tea when you're hungover. EJ - You have a good memory. Nicole - Too good. Why were you drinking? Never mind. I don't want to know. EJ - Do you remember those hangover smoothies you used to make? Nicole - Yeah. EJ - You made me one here actually. Do you remember? Cue flashback. I don't feel like walking down memory lane with you so just take your damned tea, okay. He does but steps in front of her when she tries to go inside. Please EJ, you can't keep doing this to me. EJ - I've already lost just about everything in my life that matters to me. I don't want to lose you as well.
Ian's office - Part 2: Brady - What about Sami? Ian - As you're all aware Stefano took Countess Wilhelmina away from Kate and made Sami the CEO. Madison - Sorry Kate. Kate - Save it. Ian - I think what is Countess W's loss is Titan's gain. Lucas - Mom, what's he talking about? Kate - I don't know. Are you saying that you're offering me a job? Ian - I am. Madison - WHAT? Ian - Kate, I would be honoured if you would join our happy little family. Madison screams in frustration. Ian - Hiring Kate is ... what is that expression ... a no brainer. Madison - Not to me it's not. Ian - She has experience as an executive and she also helped run Titan with your grandfather, isn't that right Brady? Brady - You leave me out of this train wreck. Madison - There is no way I'm going to report to her. She's been a one woman crusade to destroy Mad World since I came here. Kate - That must be so difficult for you because you're so virtuous. You always play by the rules, don't you? Ian - You were in competition so you both did what you had to do. Samantha Brady, she's a novice. She's no match for the two of you. Madison - I don't need Kate. I can handle Sami on my own. Ian - Samantha has Stefano DiMera behind her. You'll need all the help you can get. Kate has experience as an executive in the cosmetics industry. She also know Stefano. That is why I'd like to offer her the position of co-CEO of Mad World. What do you say Kate? Madison - I'll tell you what I say; over my dead body.
Monday Apr 23
Hospital - Part 1: Lexie introduces Dr. Yu to her mother and brother saying that her brother is also a doctor. Abe tells them that Dr. Yu has graciously agreed to fly half way around the world on Lexie's case. Celeste asks Dr. Yu if there is anything she can do to help her daughter. Lexie tells her mom they're still waiting for the test results to come back. Dr. Yu is going to check in with the lab. Celeste asks Lexie if she is alright. Lexie - Yes, I'm hopeful. This is it. If anyone can help me it's Dr. Yu. Celeste is hovering over Lexie who is uncomfortable with it all. Cameron suggests to his mom that they give these two a break and go get everyone coffee. Abe could use some fresh air actually. I'll go with Celeste. Could you stay here with your sister? Cameron will if it's alright with Lexie. It is. She gives Abe a big hug and thanks him. After the leave Lexie breaths a sigh of relief - I know she means well but when she hovers like that ... Cameron - It's hard to breathe, I get it. Sometimes you need your space. Lexie thanks him for being here today. Cameron - Thanks for asking me. Lexie - It's so strange that I never knew about you; my brother. Cameron - From what I've heard you had your hands full with the brother you did know. Lexie - Oh yeah but something tells me you are nothing like EJ. Cameron - Definitely more skilled with a scalpel. Lexie laughs - I should hope so. I hope to get to know you better; to find out what else we have in common. Cameron - Once you kick this thing we'll have all the time in the world, right? We'll hang, have lunch, I'll chill with my nephew. Lexie - He already loves you. He can't stop talking about you. Cameron - The feeling is mutual. Lexie - This tumour has no idea what it's up against. I'm not giving up Cameron, not when I have so much to live for.
Ian's office - Part 1: Ian closes the door and tells Lucas and Kate - That was a rather successful meeting. Lucas - Really? Because Madison's parting words were 'over my dead body.' Kate - Have you completely lost your mind! There is no way Madison and I could work together as co-CEO's. We would kill each other. Lucas agrees with his mom. Ian - I'd thought you'd be happy that I offered you a job. Kate - Happy? Working with a shrew who tried to sabotage my company. Why would you ever think that I'd want to align myself with her. Ian - I won't lie. I get a kick out of watching you two go at each other. Kate - Really. So sorry. I won't be the source of your entertainment. If you're so bored rent a clown. She starts walking to the door. Ian - Listen to me. Listen to what I have to say then you will understand there is method to my madness. You and Madison are both smart, talented and shrewd. Lucas - They also can't stand to be in the same room together. Ian - Once they get over that Mad World will exceed all expectations. Lucas - If they don't kill each other first or the company. Ian - I have the fullest confidence that they'll get over their personal animosity and focus on what they have in common. Kate - Please don't tell me that's not a veiled reference to yourself. Ian - Of course not. Kate - Good because I can't possibly think what you could find in common between me and Madison. Ian - You're shared hatred of Sami Brady. Kate - Oh really? And that's supposed to be the motivating factor? Ian - As superficial as it may sound sometimes an intense feeling like that can be very motivating. Lucas - Just do me a favour and leave Sami out of this. Kate - Don't start defending Sami; she doesn't deserve it. Ian - As hard as it is for you to admit it, you and Madison are a lot alike. Kate - Oh really. Ian - Yes! You pulled yourselves up from nowhere, you fought for everything you have and look what you got; you're both pioneers in the cosmetics industry. Kate scoffs - Madison is not a pioneer; she hasn't even gotten started. Ian - And I know that someplace, somewhere you respect what she has accomplished. Kate - Oh do I? The way I see it if we're both so much alike you don't need the both of us. So fire Madison and make me the CEO of Mad World.
Brady Pub - Part 1: EJ asks Nicole if she heard what he said. I can't lose you. Nicole - God, EJ, what don't you get? You have already lost me. EJ - I don't accept that. Nicole - I can see that. EJ - Don't shut me out. You're carrying our child. You do realise we're always going to be connected. Nicole - You're not the father. EJ - I can live with your denial but what I can't live without is you. Nicole - Stop, you really need to stop. She tries to get past him but he won't let her. EJ - I love you. I need you. Can't you see that? Nicole - Can't you see that I don't care about you anymore? (She doesn't look at him while she's saying this). Now she looks him in the eye - EJ, you have to let me go. EJ - I can't because if I don't have you I don't have anything left. Nicole - That is not true. Your life is not that pathetic. EJ - My whole life is falling apart. Maybe it's what I deserve. Nicole - Why do you think you're life is falling apart? You talked to your father. EJ - I don't know if I'd say I talked to him. I'd describe it more as a complete waste of time and energy. Nicole - What happened? EJ - I confronted him about the manipulations during the election and the pension money that went missing. Nicole - You mean the pension money you stole from Basic Black. What did he say? EJ - Nothing. He made it very clear that I'm cut out of DiMera Enterprises. Nicole - Why? EJ shrugs - I have no idea. Somehow, somewhere along the line I must have done something that upset him and this is my punishment. Nicole - I know how much your father's approval means to you but you can't talk to me about this. What about your sister? Lexie would understand. EJ - Lexie has enough on her plate right now. Nicole - I'm sure she's angry with you about the election ... EJ - Please, I've never needed you as much as I need you right now.
HTS - Part 1: Austin - Sami, trust me, Carrie is over Rafe. She is! Sami - You're sure about that? Austin - Yes. What happened between them wasn't serious. It was just a little crush between two people that worked together everyday and that's it. Sami - You can't seriously believe that. Austin - Why not? Sami - You're the one who said you overheard her telling Rafe she was falling in love with him. You know how Carrie is; she's always following her heart. Austin - She was just confused; that's all that it was. Sami - Confused about what? Austin - Me; our relationship. It's been a pretty rocky patch that we've been in. Sami - No! It wasn't a rocky patch. Nothing was going wrong between you until she laid eyes on Rafe and that's when you two started having problems. Austin - I don't want to hear this right now. She's commited to me; she's commited to making our marriage work and honestly, Rafe is not a factor in our relationship. Sami - Okay, I hope you're right. I'm sorry, I shouldn't be so bitter with you about my sister. Austin - I think I understand; there's a tad bit of history there. Sami - If you're happy, I'm happy for you. Austin - Thank you. Sami - I'll buy you a cup ... as they walk towards the cafe they see Carrie and Rafe at a table in an intense conversation. Did you know that she was meeting with him? Austin - No. When she left she didn't tell me where she was going. She said she had to run a couple of errands. Sami - Now we know who was at the top of her 'to do' list.
Rafe - I promised I wouldn't tell anyone about this but you need to know. Carrie - That's the second time you said that. What is it that you want to tell me? Rafe - It's about my relationship with Nicole. Carrie - I don't want to be put in the middle of that. Rafe - You won't be. What I have to tell you changes everything. We can be together. Carrie - I can't believe I didn't realise this before; you and Nicole aren't in love, are you? Rafe - No we're not but the truth is a little more complicated than that. Carrie - You have to give it time. The baby could be what changes everything. Rafe - No, not in the way you're thinking. Yes, it would but the baby ... the baby ... he looks up when Austin and Sami arrive at their table. Austin - What's going on? I didn't realise that when you said you had errands to run that you were meeting up with Rafe. Carrie - We just had a few things to wrap up; no big deal. Sami - So what were you talking about? Rafe - I'm sorry, I don't see why that's any of your business. Sami - It's Austin's. We were just walking up and we couldn't help but overhear you talking about a baby. Carrie - Rafe was just telling me that he's excited about having a baby with Nicole. Sami - Is that awkward for you since he was sleeping with Nicole behind your back? Carrie - Oh come on. Sami smirks - Now who's the husband stealing sister. Carrie - You cheated on him and lied about it. Sami - And he cheated on you and got Nicole pregnant and yet you're still here chasing after him. Are you serious? You're going to point the finger at me? Don't you think you should take a look in the mirror?
Nicole's place - Part 1: EJ - New place? Nicole tells him not to make himself comfortable. She's still not sure it's a good idea that he's here. Nicole - If you're going to talk, talk otherwise ... EJ - I've been doing a lot of thinking. Reevaluating where I am in my life. Examining some of the choices that I've made that have really hurt people that I love very much. I don't want to end up like my father. He's a bitter, lonely old man whose managed to push away everyone who had the audacity to love him. His life is empty. He has very few redeeming qualities. Nicole - I would hardly describe your life as empty. You have your kids, your job. You're mayor! She lists all of his campaign promises that he's busy keeping. EJ - Do you realise what that did to my sister? Going up against Abe in the election; that took a real toll on her. Nicole - She will get over it. EJ - I wouldn't admit this to anybody else but that election campaign, running for mayor, destroyed my life. Nicole - Running for mayor didn't ruin your life. You had a clear goal to restore the DiMera name, to secure a future for your children so they'd be proud of who they are and you've done that. EJ - Yeah, but at what cost? Nicole - I don't know. You won. You tell me what's the downside? EJ - I alienated my sister. My plan to frame John Black for embezzlement backfired. I incited so much contempt for him that someone tried to kill him. Nicole - Why are you going back over all this? EJ - That's where it all began. That's why Johnny disappeared. That's why we thought he was dead. Nicole - That's why you slept with Sami. EJ - That's why I slept with Samantha. That's why I lost you. I would give all of it up, all of it; the mayor's seat, the power, the prestige in a heartbeat if I could just have you back. Please just find it in your heart to trust me one more time ... please.
Ian's office - Part 2: Kate - You fire Madison, I'll sign on the dotted line right here and right now. Ian - No, I won't do that. I wouldn't do that to Madison besides it wouldn't be in the best interests of the company. Kate - Okay. Then you just don't understand what an uncomfortable position you're putting me in. Ian - Once you put aside your personal feelings you'll recognise how positive and how powerful this partnership could be. Lucas - He's got a point Mom. It's not like you have a lot of opportunities lined up, do you? Kate - Okay, fine, with one condition. Ian - I'm not letting Madison go. Kate - Forget about her. I want you to hire Lucas. Lucas - What? Kate - I need someone on my team that I can trust. Ian - Consider it done. Lucas - Wait a minute. I'm not asking for a job here. Kate - When Stefano dismantled Hearth and Home you lost everything too. Lucas - No I didn't. I have a life and a fiancée in Hong Kong. Kate - Are you going to go back there? Lucas - Yeah I am pretty soon. Staying in Salem right now is not an option for me. Kate - Does Sami know that? Lucas - Of course she knows that. Kate - Alright. As much as I hate to see you go I don't want her talking you into extending your stay again. Lucas - She didn't talk me into anything. Kate - You need to put an ocean between you and that deceitful bitch as soon as possible.
HTS - Part 2: Austin tells Sami that maybe they should take a raincheck on that cup of coffee. Sami - Good idea. I have to get back to work anyway. Rafe - Work? Did you get another job? Sami - Yeah, I did. Stefano hired me as the new CEO of Countess Wilhelmina. Rafe - Really? Carrie - What about Kate? Sami - I guess she ticked him off and he kicked her to the gutter where she belongs. Austin - Hey! Sami - Sorry. I'll call you okay. She leaves. Rafe says he should get going to. Carrie - Yeah. I think we left everything in a good place for everyone. Rafe - Yeah, I think so. I'll see you around. After he walks away Austin says - Nothing's changed, has it? You still have feelings for Rafe.
Hospital - Part 2: All four of them are talking and laughing when Dr. Yu returns. Lexie - Are those my test results? She nods. Lexie - And? Dr. Yu - After going over the results from both sets of scans I'm sorry to say that I agree with Dr. Jonas's assessment. Lexie - The tumour is inoperable. Abe - Doctor, what about treatment? Is there anything else you can do? Dr Yu - I'm very sorry. Even with all the advances we've made there's nothing I or anyone else can do. Lexie - I'm going to die. She wipes away her tears. I need to know, how much time do I have? Celeste is shocked - Alexandra! Lexie - Mom, please. Dr Yu - The most recent scan showed very aggressive growth. Lexie - How long? Dr. Yu - I'm afraid we're talking about a matter of weeks. Celeste - No, no! Dr. Yu - A few months at the most. I'm very sorry Dr. Carver. Lexie cries but thanks her. Dr. Yu leaves. Abe - Sweetheart, we'll get a second opinion and then we'll get another opinion after that. Lexie - No, it won't make a difference. We have to start preparing. We have to make plans. Oh God, what are we going to tell Theo. He's not going to understand what's happening; why I'm not there. She cries - I can't leave my little boy. Abe holds are as she cries and keeps saying 'I can't.'
Sami's apt - Part 1: Sami opens the door to Lucas - What's up? Lucas - I came to give you the heads up on something. Ian MacAllistair just hired my mom as the new CEO of Mad World with Madison. Sami - Is he nuts? OMG. He thinks that's going to work out? Lucas - Yeah he does. You know why? Because they both hate you, that's why? He's rallying them up right now to take you down. I want to know what you're going to do about it. Sami - Nothing. The one person they hate more than me is each other. Lucas - Don't be so sure about that. Sami - Well I am. I have worked with both of those crazy bitches ... Lucas - Whoa with the bitches. Sami - My point is Madison and Kate are going to destroy each other; they're going to destroy that company and you and I can sit back and watch the whole thing unfold. So how are you doing with all this? The whole job hunt and figuring out how you're going to support yourself and your lover. Lucas - We're okay. I still have some investments and money that I've saved. Sami - What did she say when you told her what happened. Lucas - I haven't really told her yet what happened. I'm waiting for the right time. Don't worry about it. We'll be fine. His cell rings. Speaking of my beautiful bride to be ... Hi honey ... what's wrong ... you sound upset. He goes to another room to talk to her.
HTS - Part 3: Austin - Come on, we both know the truth. As much as I wish you could just turn off your feelings for Rafe I know that you have them. Carrie - But I love you Austin. Whatever feelings I have for Rafe, they don't matter anymore. Austin - But you have them. Carrie - They'll go away, okay. It might take some time but it will happen. Austin - How did this happen? I didn't realise that this thing that you guys had was so serious. I just saw the way that you looked at him ... Carrie - I'm sorry. Austin - No. Don't tell me that you're sorry because we both know that I can be patient. But if you're not going to be able to get over Rafe you've got to tell me. Do we have a future or is Rafe always going to be in the way. Carrie - I'm sorry Austin. I never wanted this to happen. Austin - You're saying that you want to be with ... Carrie - I want to be with you. She hugs him. Please don't give up on me, please. Austin - I'll never give up on you Carrie. I love you too much. Carrie - I love you too. I'm sorry I ever made you doubt that. Austin - But what about your feelings for Rafe? Carrie - They're nothing compared to what I feel for you. She kisses him.
Ian's office - Part 3: Ian opens the door to one of Kate's favourites designers who has arrived with a staff member and a travelling rack of clothing. Ian called in a favour. He called Amy in Paris and asked her to bring her most recent collection so you could choose a wardrobe. Kate - You're not serious? Ian - You need one since Stefano threw you out so coldly with nothing. I want to give you everything. Kate - Well you certainly know the way to a woman's heart.
Nicole's place - Part 2: Nicole - You think my trust is something that I give and take away on a whim. It's not. I can't. EJ - I know. Nicole - No you don't know otherwise you wouldn't keep asking me. Don't you think I want to trust you? Don't you think I want to forgive you? EJ - Do you really? Nicole - Yes I do but you broke my heart after you promised me that you'd never do it again. You can't fix that with an apology. You can't fix it ever! He reaches for her but she backs away saying 'Don't.' EJ - This baby, our baby, we can raise it together. It can fix this for us. Nicole - It's Rafe's baby, not your baby. EJ - Look, I know it's not Rafe's baby. Instinctively I know that this child here was created out of love. We can be the family that you've always wanted. Nicole - You need to leave. EJ presses - The white picket fence, the kids playing outside. We can be just like Tom and Alice Horton. Nicole - That was a stupid dream that I never should have told you. EJ holds her - It's not a stupid dream because it's my dream too. Let's think about it. We can have Sydney and Johnny and this one. Just give me one more chance. He kisses her neck a couple of times - Please. Nicole pulls away. It's scary how sincere you sound right now. I think you actually believe what you're saying. EJ - You know me. You and Alexandra are the only people who've ever loved me unconditionally. You accepted me. If I were to lose either one of you it would destroy me. Nicole - Just stop. Give me a second to think about this please. She holds her stomach. I can't believe I'm actually going to say this but if you truly believe what you are saying ... EJ - I do ... Nicole - Let me finish. If you are willing to do anything to prove that I can trust you I have one condition. EJ - Anything! Nicole - Before I even agree to thinking about taking you back I want us to leave Salem and I want us to leave for good.
Sami's apt - Part 2: Sami is listening at the door - Yeah okay goodbye. She quickly moves away from the door. What happened? Lucas - Don't act like you weren't eavesdropping. I could hear you through the door. Sami - I couldn't hear everything so tell me, what's up? Lucas - It's over; my relationship, my engagement to Autumn - she just broke up with me. Sami - Why? Lucas - She said she was sick of waiting for me to come home but I think it has something to do with putting you first; putting you ahead of our future. Sami - But you weren't doing that. You told her you were going back, right? It was just because things happened here. She has to understand that. Lucas - I told her that and she just didn't believe me. Sami - You can fix this. You can go back to Hong Kong, sweep her off her feet - it'll be fine. Lucas - No I can't do that. She told me it wouldn't do any good. She told me not to bother. I really thought she was the one I was going to spend the rest of my life with and now it's over. It's done. Sami - If she doesn't appreciate what she has with you, she doesn't deserve you. Lucas - Thank you. You're really something. You always seem to remind me that I can always count on you. Sami - I have an idea. I've been thinking about it for a while. Maybe this isn't the right time but I have a proposition for you.
Hospital - Part 3: Lexie and Abe are alone now. Lexie - We have so little time left Abe. What are we going to do? Abe - What I promised to do. I promised you only positive thoughts now. Lexie - Yeah I know but ... Abe - And love. Just so much love. You are my life Lexie Carver. I've never loved anyone as much as I love you. I don't care how many doctors we see or what they say. I will never give up on you. Never! They hold each other and cry. The camera cuts back to them and Lexie is really sobbing now - Abe is crying and holding her tightly and trying to comfort her.
Coffehouse: Celeste tells Cameron she knows what the Tarot cards said but Alexandra can not lose her life now. She's so young. And Theodore is just a boy. Cameron - I know Mom but the best thing you can do is not give up hope. Miracles happen all the time. Celeste - You're a good son but you know her tests result do not lie and you said her doctor was the best of the best and she's telling us Alexandra has no hope of recovery. Kate overhears this and rushes over. Celeste, tell me that I misheard. Lexie's not ... OMG. Does Stefano know? Celeste - No he doesn't. Kate - He's going to be devastated. I'm going to tell Stefano. Celeste says no but Kate is rushing out the door as Ian watches.
Austin & Carrie's hotel room: Austin and Carrie are in bed making love. Austin's into it ... Carrie, not so much.
Brady Pub - Part 2: Rafe stares at a picture of Carrie he has on his phone.
Nicole's place - Part 3: EJ - You want to leave Salem? Why? Nicole - Because there are too many memories here. I can't build a new life if I'm constantly reminded of the old one. EJ - But where we would go? Nicole - I don't care. As long as it's away for here. Away from your father. EJ - Johnny and Sydney? Nicole - We can still see them. They can come to us. And you have to be willing to raise Rafe's child. EJ - Nicki .. Nicole - If you truly mean what you say; that you would do anything then show me how much you love me. Prove to me that I can trust you to always put me first. EJ - By leaving Salem? Nicole - Yes. If you do that you will have me forever.
Tuesday Apr 24
Hospital - Part 1: Bo wakes up when Hope strokes his face. She asks how his nap was. It was good. I had this interesting dream and then I opened my eyes and saw your beautiful face. Hope asks what his dream was about. He was at the DiMera mansion. I saw the old man, we were talking and he said he was turning in his bad guy badge and he's going to leave us alone to have our happy, loving lives. Marlena walks in with John - That sounds like a wonderful dream. John - Yeah, it's too bad real life isn't quite so rosy. Hope asks if there is any news from Agent Spencer. John - Yeah. He just gave me an update on the coin. Not much longer and we'll understand why it's so important to DiMera. According to Spencer the code on our half of the coin was heavily encrypted. They were able to crack the code partially. It gave us a name; Yvette. Bo - That doesn't ring any bells. Marlena - Whoever she is, she's clearly connected to Stefano. We just have to find out how and fast. John - Before DiMera decides to make good on those threats.
Abe holds a crying Lexie. I know the problem exists but I'm telling you nobody is giving up. Lexie - Honey ... Abe - I may not be a doctor; I may not understand this disease but I know you and I know this. I know in my heart it is not your time. It can't be. Lexie - Sweetheart, I know you're scared. Abe - I'm terrified. Lexie - I am too but we have each other and we have our friends and our family who love us; they deserve to know. My condition is what it is; nothing is going to change that. It's time to start telling people what's going on. It's time. Abe nods his head and then pulls Lexie into his arms and lets her cry.
DiMera mansion: Stefano is on the phone. The clock is ticking damn it and if you do get what I want from John and Hope the time is going to run out on you! Cue flashback of a young Stefano with his dying father. It appears my time is done. I need you to continue what I cannot. I need you to find (the rest is in Italian). The future of our family depends on it, my son. Kate comes into the living room and asks if he's alright. He will be as soon as she gets out of his house. Kate - I'm going to go but before I do there is something I have to tell you and I want you to sit down. Stefano - I don't want to hear another word. Get the hell out of here. Kate - It's important. It's about Lexie. Stefano - You know something, you shouldn't even mention her name after what you've done. Kate - Stop! She's sick. She's dying Stefano. Stefano - What did you just say? Kate - Your daughter is sick and she needs you. Stefano - I can't believe it. I can't believe you would say anything just to get my attention. Kate - I know you don't want to believe it because it's coming from me. I wish I didn't have to tell you but it's true. Stefano yells - It's a lie. His cell rings - Yes hello. It's Lexie. Do you have a minute? There's something I need to tell you. I was wondering if you could come down to the hospital so we could talk in person. Stefano - I don't want to come down there and bother you while you're working. Lexie - I'm not working. Please it's important. Stefano will be right there. He ends the call. Kate tells him she's going with him. Stefano says no. Kate - Please. I know you're angry with me but I love her too. He opens the door for her and they leave.
Sami's apt - Part 1: Lucas asks Sami exactly what she means when she says proposition. Sami means an offer. Lucas knows the definition of the word, what he doesn't know is what she means. Sami - What do you think I mean? Lucas - I have an idea. Why don't you tell me what you want. Sami - I'll give you a hint. If we do it right both of us could end up being very, very satisfied. Lucas - Oh now I get it. You want me to join you for a little pilates, is that it? Sami - I'm talking seriously. I think we should work together. Lucas - That's it? You're offering me a job right now. Sami - Yes. Wouldn't it be awesome! It will be like old times. We could crush Mad World, bring them to their knees. Lucas knew she was up to something by that look in her eyes. You want me to go into competition with my own mother! You really have lost your mind if you think I'm dumb enough to go up against my mother or work for Stefano. Sami - You wouldn't be working for Stefano, you'd be working for me. Lucas - It's his company. I doubt he's going to give you any power anyway. Sami - He has a million companies to run. He put me in charge of Countess W for a very good reason. Lucas - Yeah, to tick off my mom. Sami - Probably but he also knows I can do it. Come on, you know you want to. You, me, running Countess W, ramming it down Mad World's throat. Lucas - Doesn't my mother hate you enough? Are you trying to start WWIII? Sami - Don't worry about me; just go with your gut, say yes. Lucas - My gut is telling me to get the hell out of here right now. Sami - I know a good bluff when I hear one. You want this. Lucas - I've got to go. Sami - You can't leave without giving me an answer. Lucas - I'll be in touch.
Nicole's place : EJ - Leave Salem! You can't be serious. Nicole - Yes, let's leave tonight. EJ - But this is our home. Nicole - It doesn't have to be. This place, this city, has been nothing but bad for us. Our home is what's torn us apart. EJ - It's also the place that brought us together. You can't just walk away from your life. Nicole - Yes we can. Let's just please go somewhere where no one knows us where we can start fresh. EJ - It's not that simple. Nicole - It is that simple. Look you say you love me; that I'm the only one for you. EJ - You are. Nicole - This is how you can have me. It's your decision. EJ - Stop and listen to what you're saying. You're saying we can have a future. We don't need to leave. It doesn't matter where we live. Nicole - Stop trying to make your case. I'm not a judge or a jury that you can sway; I'm your wife and if you want to keep it that way you'll listen to me. EJ - I'm listening to you! I just don't know if it's possible for me to just leave. Nicole - Why not? EJ - Because of my children, my family, my job ... can we please just compromise. Nicole - How is this a compromise when you're not willing to give anything up. I'm asking for one little thing ... EJ - Little thing? It's huge! Nicole - I get it Mr. I'll Do Anything. You're afraid to leave a town where you're respected and feared. That's it, isn't it? You're so damn selfish that you don't want to give up your power. EJ - That's not it Nicki. Nicki - Than it must be that other thing; that person who has you wrapped around her finger. EJ - Her? Who? Come on, who? Nicole - I can't believe you're actually going to make me say it. Fine. Samantha. EJ - There we go. Samantha! You honestly think I want to stay in town to be with Samatha Brady. Nicole - Yes. She obviously has some sort of pull over you. It doesn't matter how happy we are, she always finds a way to reel you back in. EJ - I love you. I want to be with you. Nicole - That's exactly what you said to me right before you slept with her. EJ - I don't know what to say. Nicole - Obviously there is nothing to say. You've made your decision. You have chose Sami over me yet again. EJ - I haven't chosen Samantha over you. I'm well aware of the mistakes that I've made but I'm putting those in the past because I want to start afresh with you and our baby. Nicole snaps - How many times do I have to tell you this is not your baby. EJ's cell ring. Hey. That's fine. I'll be right there. Nicole - Yeah. I get that. EJ - You know I wouldn't go if it weren't important. Nicole - I guess we're done here. She cries after he leaves.
Hospital - Part 2: Bo is looking at the picture of the half coin. It's funny how something so small could hold so much information. We have half the coin so obviously only half the code. Hope - So we need the numbers and the letters on the other half of the coin. Bo - Exactly. Hope - So we have to find the other half of the coin and we've got to do it before Stefano does.
Stefano and Kate are walking down a hallway - Stefano doesn't understand. Kate - Did you check her office? Of course he did. Kate - Maybe she's with a doctor. Stefano is going to go and look for her. He walks away and Lucas walks up. Kate asks him what he's doing here. Her assistant told him that she was here. Is everything okay. Kate - God no it's not. Lexie is terribly sick. Lucas - How sick? She's going to get better right, she's going to be okay. Kate shakes her head no. Lucas - Poor Lexie. Kate - As soon as I found out I went to the mansion to tell Stefano. Lucas - He must be freaking out right now. Kate - To say the least plus he's still furious with me so I'm the last person he wanted to see. Lucas - I still think you did the right thing despite everything that's happened. Kate knows he didn't come here to talk about Stefano; what's up? Stefano returns. Kate asks if he found her. Stefano - Does it look like I found her! This hospital is filled with absolute nitwits. Not one person could help me. Kate thinks he should sit down. Stefano gets angry and loud - What do you mean sit down! I want my daughter.
The foursome hear him from inside Bo's room. Marlena - He's back. Hope - He must be back to harass us about the coin. Bo - Well I have something to say to him. Hope stops him from getting out of bed - You have nothing to say to him. You're still weak. Stay where you are. John - I'll take care of it. Marlena and Hope come out with John. John - I thought I told you we don't have what you're looking for so back off. Silence. John - Do you hear me? We're done with your games pal. Kate - What is wrong with you? Can't you see he's in pain. John scoffs - Nothing hurts this man. Lexie walks up - Father. He embraces her. Marlena - What is going on here? Kate - His daughter is dying. That's what's going on here so leave him the hell alone.
Coffehouse: Nicole comes in drinking from a bottle of water. She drops it and it spills. She grabs a newspaper to absorb the water and sees Sami's picture and the headline broadcasting that Sami was named the new CEO of Countess W. You've got to be kidding me! Sami comes in. Nicole waves the paper in front of her - I hear congratulations are in order. Sami - They are. Nicole - Congratulations bitch. Sami - I'm not going to let you spoil my good mood but just a girl tip ... the whole jealousy thing is not flattering. Nicole scoffs - You think I'm jealous of you. Ha! Sami - Yes, there's lots to be jealous of. I have a great new job and a great new place to live and I have four incredibly beautiful children. You have no job, no place to live and no money to support your soon to be born baby. Nicole - You think you earned everything you have? Everything you have fell into your lap and I mean that quite literally. Sami - I'm done talking to you. I actually have a job to go to so I'm going to go do it. Nicole - You don't deserve it. Leaving you is the best thing Rafe ever did because he deserves a loving wife and children of his own someday. Sami - Someday? What does that mean Nicole? Who's bun is that in your oven? Nicole - Of course this is Rafe's bun in my oven. Sami - Really? Why are you squirming? Nicole - I'm not squirming. Your presence makes my skin crawl. Sami - If the baby is Rafe's why would you say something like that. Why would say Rafe deserves to have children someday. Nicole - What is wrong with you? My baby isn't born yet. You know my medical history. Are you really that insensitive? Oh wait ... Now if you'll excuse me I have to go and sell my stock in Countess Wilhelmina; that is if it isn't already trading below a penny. She leaves.
Hospital - Part 3: John - We need to find Abraham. Hope is near tears - You go ahead; I'm going to stay here with Bo.
Stefano - Alright now. Tell me me everything. Lexie - I have a brain tumour. It's inoperable. There's nothing anyone can do. Stefano - No, no. Come on. I'll talk to the doctor ... Lexie - She's only going to tell you the same thing. Stefano - Fine, then I'll just find a better doctor. Lexie - No father. No doctor is going to give us the answers you want. Stefano protests. Lexie - No. We have to face the facts, okay? Stefano - No. I'm not facing any facts. We're not going to give up you understand. You are not going to give up. Kate - Lexie, I don't know what to say but I just want to say, I'm so sorry. Lexie - Thank you. Kate - Is there anything I can do? Stefano - Yes, leave. Lucas - Come on Mom, let's go. Kate tells Lexie she's sorry again. After they leave Lexie asks why he talked to her like that. Stefano - I can't stand her; you're the thing that I care about. I will call the doctors in this organization I know and we'll ... Lexie - No! No! No! Put your phone away. This isn't something that one of your phone calls can fix. He protests. Lexie - Stop, stop, stop. I know you want to fight. Trust me, I do too but the reality is ... she can't get the words out. Stefano - It's alright. Lexie - Sometimes fights aren't meant to be won. Okay. So accept this. Okay. They embrace. EJ walks up.
John and Marlena find Abe. Abe gets up - I take it you heard. Marlena - We're so sorry. Abe - Thank you. John - We just got word. So what are they saying? Abe - It's a tumour. There's no cure. There's no miracle drug. There's no hope. Marlena - Abe, look at me. There's always hope. No matter how dire things seem you never give up hope. Abe nods. John - Anything we can do. Abe - I don't know. I don't even know what I can do. She's my life, she's my entire world. John - I know. Abe - You know, she's a doctor. She's supposed to save lives. Marlena - She needs you right now and she needs you strong. Abe - Yeah. He takes several deep breaths. I ... I ... I don't know how I'll go on without her.
HTS - Part 1: Lucas - I just don't think you should let him talk to you that way. Kate - So what do you want me to do? Tell off Stefano DiMera? He already hates me; I don't have a death wish. Lucas - I just don't understand how you could still have feelings for the guy. Kate - I love him. Lucas - Even though he ripped your company out from under you? Kate - Trust me, I'm furious with him about that but I betrayed him. I broke his heart, now he wants to break mine. Lucas - You're taking this surprisingly well. Kate - I understand how he thinks; I'd probably do the same thing. Stefano and I are alike in that way. Lucas - You mean impulsive, unforgiving and dangerously aggressive, that way? Kate - Yes. That's why I'm going to insist that you stay clear of Sami. Lucas - Don't start that. Kate - Listen to me. That bitch took what is mine and she's going to pay. Unless you're willing to be a casualty of that war you will keep your distance.
Hospital - Part 4: Stefano sees EJ. Elvis, your sister ... EJ - I know. Are you sure? Lexie - The tests are conclusive. There's nothing anyone can do. I'm going to find Abe. He's probably in my office. Dr Yu walks up. Lexie introduces her to her father and brother. Stefano asks EJ to take his sister to her office; he wants to spend a moment or two with the good doctor. Lexie - Father, I assure you Dr Yu is very busy. Dr Yu tells her it's alright. I'd be happy to speak with him. After EJ and Lexie leave Dr Yu asks - Mr. DiMera, how can I help you? Stefano - You can tell me what you're going to do to help my daughter. Dr Yu - The best thing we can do right now is Palliative Care - making her comfortable. Stefano - No. No. The best thing you can do is keep my daughter alive. Now, if for some reason you feel you can't do that, I will take things into my own hands.
Sami's apt - Part 2: Sami asks Lucas if he's alright. Lucas - I just got back from the hospital. Sami asks what's wrong. Lucas - Lexie, she's sick. Sami - Yeah, EJ and I talked about it. Lucas - Sami, she has a brain tumour. She's dying. Sami - OMG. That's awful. Lucas - Yeah it is. Taking all that in got me thinking about how unpredictable life is. I mean it, if anything ever happened to you or our kids, I'd be lost. Sami - We can't worry about the kids like that. They're healthy and they're happy. And you shouldn't worry about me like that - I'm fine. Lucas - You're fine now but my mom has a price on your head. She'll do anything to ruin you, you know that. Sami - That's not going to happen. Lucas - You're right, it's not going to happen because I won't let it. Sami - What does that mean? Lucas - It means I've got your back. Sami - As in? Lucas - You offered me a job so I'm taking it if the offer still stands. Sami - I don't know. What happened to the whole you don't want to go up against your mother thing? Lucas - I was concerned but my mother left me no choice. Sami flings her arms around him. You're going to be so glad you did this. It's going to be the best decision of your life. Lucas - Yeah well just don't make me regret it.
Hospital - Part 5: Lexie sees that Abe is not in her office. I better go find him. EJ - Can we talk for a minute. Lexie - Yeah. EJ - So how much time do we have? Lexie - Not enough. I don't know. EJ takes her in his arms when she tears up. It's okay. You don't have to be strong. You can cry. That's what I'm here for ... he kisses the top of her head.
Hope asks Bo to hold her tighter. God, Bo, I know what they're saying is true but I can't believe it. I don't want to believe it. How could this be happening to Lexie? Bo - I don't know. Hope - It's so unfair. She's so young. Poor Abe and Theo, that sweet little guy. He's going to grow up without his mommy.
Stefano - So do we understand each other Dr Yu? Dr Yu - Mr. DiMera, I know who you are and I'm well aware of your reputation but no amount of threats, ultimatums or money can cure your daughter. Stefano - But something has to be done. Dr Yu - I know you love your daughter very much and if I were you I would spend my time at her side rather than wasting it searching for someone to blame. Stefano - You're right. I apologise. I just don't understand ... is this something that is genetic? Dr. Yu - There could be any possible reason but most commonly tumours such as Lexie's develop as a result of exposure to a specific gas. Stefano - A gas? Dr Yu - Yes, in high quantities, the gas can be quite toxic, even fatal. Stefano - How in the world can she come in contact with something like this? Dr Yu - Anywhere from a factory to a power plant. In it's most natural form, the gas can be found underground; particularly in the old mines and tunnels found in this part of the country. Stefano mutters something (sounds like is it possible in Italian).
John and Marlena come back into Bo's room. Bo - How's Abe? John - Devastated. Hope - Of course he is. Have they told Theo yet? John - No, not yet. Hope - How do you even begin to explain something like this to your child? It's just so heartbreaking. Bo - I have to go home. Hope - We have to wait for the doctor to sign ... Bo - I don't want to wait. I want to see my daughter. Marlena - And you'll see her but if you try and rush your recovery, you'll end up right back in that bed. Bo - I just want to hold Ciara, that's all. John - Doc, why is it that it always takes bad news like this to remind us just how fragile life is and how we just can't take the people we love in our lives for granted. Marlena - I love you too. John - Not as much as I love you girl. Hope and Bo embrace.
HTS - Part 2: Nicole stops and has a flashback to EJ proposing and him telling her they're going to get it right this time. She sees a poster with EJ's name on it and his title as Mayor. She starts experiencing stomach pains and doubles over.
Hospital - Part 6: Lexie cries - Thank you for being here for me. She pulls away - I need more tissue. EJ - I'm your brother. Of course I'm going to be here for you. He grabs a tissue and dabs his eyes. Tell me what I can do. I must be able to do something. Lexie - No. There's nothing. EJ - There's something I can do to take the burden away from you. Can I call Chad? Lexie - I think this is something I should tell him in person. EJ - You're amazing; do you know that? Lexie - No. I don't know about that. EJ - I do. You don't deserve this. Lexie - Nobody does. What can I say? These things happen sometimes for no reason at all. She cries.
Dr. Yu - Mr DiMera are you alright? Stefano - I'm fine. Would you mind telling me again what my daughter has because I think I misunderstood you. Dr Yu - I said it's possible for Lexie's tumour to have developed as a result of exposure to a ... Stefano - Toxic gas like underground in a tunnel or something like that. Dr Yu - Exactly but then again it's hard to be certain. Stefano - I see. Abe walks up as Stefano shakes his head and says - It can't be my fault. Abe - What did you say?
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Hospital - Part 1: Stefano's response to Abe's 'What did you say?' is 'Nothing.' Abe - My wife is dying. If I find out you caused this I want to know how. Stefano - You misheard me. Abe - I know what I heard and I want answers. Now why do you think you're responsible for Lexie's condition? Tell me. Just at that moment Nicole arrives and calls out for help. Dan is there in the hallway - Hang on. What is it? Nicole - It's the baby - she cries.
EJ - What's going on? You haven't told me what the specialist said just that ... Lexie - There is no cure. EJ takes a moment to pull himself together. So what are we talking about ... years? months? Lexie - In two words; very aggressive. I might be measuring my time in weeks. She can see he's ready to break down so she comforts him. It's okay. Hearing myself say those words ... WOW! I can't believe how much I'm going to miss; watching Theo grow up, making his way in the world. Oh honey, I'm going to miss seeing the changes in you too EJ 'cause I feel it, they're coming. The way you went after Abe to become Mayor; that causes a lot of pain. EJ - I'm so sorry. Lexie - I forgive you. So now that you have the job let's see what good you can accomplish. Oh baby, don't cry. I would love to be able to see you 5 or 10 years from now; see what changes have been made in your life. She sees his expression - What? EJ - This isn't about me so let's focus on you. Lexie - No. Something's on your mind. Talk to me. EJ - There is a change coming for me; just around the corner. Nicole's pregnant. I'm going to be a father again. Lexie - Oh my goodness. Does that mean ... EJ - That we're getting back together? I wish. She wants nothing to do with me. She's saying the baby's not even mine. Lexie - What! EJ - She's saying it's Rafe's. I know that's not true.
Chad's room: Mel tells Chad she wants to say in bed all day. He says they can do that but first he'll have to cancel their trip to Chicago. He had planned to take her there but if she wants to stay in bed ... Mel compromises - How about we stay in bed a little while longer and then go to Chicago.
Brady Pub - Part 1: Will comes in and finds Gabi mooning over a picture of her and Chad in one of the magazines. I should have known. Gabi defends herself - It's a good picture of us. Will agrees - It's very good. He wants to talk to her for a minute. He feels that maybe he complicated a thing or two between them last night when he told her he was gay. Gabi - No, I'm really happy that you did and I'm happy that you're comfortable telling people. Will - Yes but I'm trying to take it one step at a time. I don't want the whole town to know. Gabi assures him that she won't tell anyone. I can keep a secret. Rafe walks in - Secret? What's going on?
Coffehouse - Part 1: Cameron asks his mom if her coffee is too cold. No, she's too upset. All I want to do is help Alexandra and I can't do anything. Cameron - As a doctor I can tell you that you're doing something really important already; you're here. He touches her hand but she jerks hers back. I had the strangest feeling when our hands touched. Cameron - What do you mean? Celeste - I'm not sure. Abby walks in and smiles at Cameron. Celeste thinks she knows what that feeling meant. It was about the timing of our reunion. After so many years, why did it happen now? It can't be a coincidence. Cameron doesn't understand. Celeste - You were brought here now to get to know your half-sister while you still can. You were sent here to help her. Cameron - I'm also here to help you. A parent shouldn't have to lose a child. Celeste - I am really grateful for your support but I don't deserve your help. No child should have to grow up without a mother. Cameron - That wasn't your fault. It was my dad who kept me away from you. Now that I'm grown and dad's gone I know where I belong - with you. Celeste - I can't believe that as I welcome you into my life I have to say goodbye to Alexandra. She cries.
Hospital - Part 2: Lexie hugs EJ. EJ - I don't want to burden you with any of this. It's my problem to bear. EJ hears screaming - it sounds like Nicole. Dr Yu and Abe help Daniel get Nicole into a room. EJ comes rushing in. Nicole cries out to Daniel to get him out of here please. Get out. Lexie pushes EJ out of the room - Come on. EJ paces outside the door. For God's sake ... do you know what happened? Abe - I'm not sure. She was holding her stomach and complaining of pain. EJ - She might be losing the baby. I have to go in there. Lexie - No! EJ - You have to let me. Lexie - No. Please, you'll upset her. A nurse comes out of the room. EJ jumps on her - What's happening in there? Is she having a miscarriage? Is she losing the baby? That's happened before. Nurse - And you are? EJ DiMera. Nurse - Salem's new mayor? EJ - Yes. I am her husband so can I please go in there and find out what's going on. Nurse - I'm sorry Mr. Mayor. The patient has requested that you not be allowed inside. EJ - Can you just tell me what's going on then? She can't. She walks away. Inside Dan tells Nicole to take deep breaths. She does. Now tell me where it hurts. Nicole - I don't know. One minute I was standing there and the next I had such severe pain I couldn't stand up anymore. Dan - What were you doing right before this happened? Nicole - I was just reading a sign; something about playground renovations and it had EJ's name on it. She cries.
Brady Pub - Part 2: Rafe asks Will if everything is okay. Gabi - Yes, everything is okay. Actually, I'm the one with the secret. Rafe - And you don't want to tell your big brother. Gabi - It's not a big deal. Okay, I have this crush on somebody. Rafe - Well who is it? Gabi - One secret at a time. He doesn't even know how I feel. It might not work out but if it does I do you'll be the first to know. Rafe - I guess I'll be finding out soon because who could resist that beautiful face. Gabi - Okay, how are you doing? Will - Yeah, the kids miss you. Rafe - And I miss them. Gabi - Are you doing okay with the divorce and everything? Rafe - Yeah. Divorce is so underrated. I'm okay. His cell rings. It's Daniel. Nicole came to the hospital with abdominal pains. She's asking for you. Rafe is on his way. He tells Gabi he has to go - I'll call you. He leaves. Gabi hopes everything is okay. Will - You have a crush? Gabi - Hey, if I were you I would not complain. I just saved your butt.
Hospital - Part 3: EJ - I'm the father of that child. Don't I have some rights too? Lexie - Yes you do but we have to ... Rafe walks up - Is this where Nicole is. Lexie says yes. EJ - What are you doing here? Dan comes out - I called Rafe. Nicole wants to see him. EJ - You're not seriously telling me that he gets to go in there and I don't. Dan - EJ you need to listen. The simple fact is when Nicole discovered she was pregnant she filed papers with the hospital clearly stating that she doesn't want any medical information shared with you. EJ - She's probably just not thinking very clearly, that's all. I mean, I'm the father of that child. Dan - Well your opinion, her state of mind, the paternity of her baby are irrelevant. Those are the rules and you need to accept them. Rafe, please come in. When Nicole sees Rafe she holds out her arms - Oh Rafe, I'm so glad you're here. They embrace. Dan administers a drug in her IV. Nicole - What is that? Dan - Just something to help you relax. Nicole - But the baby. Dan assures her that it will not hurt the baby. We need to get your stress level down. I'll run some tests and see what exactly is going on. He leaves the room. Nicole thanks Rafe for coming. There's no place he'd rather be. Stefano comes down the hallway. EJ - Father, you have to help me. I need to get into Nicole's room. Stefano - What do you want from me? EJ - I want you to help me. Listen, she's restricted my access. I can't get in there but you can still get in there. I understand you're angry with me; I don't need to hear it. That's your grandchild in there so can you please just help me. Stefano - Look you're wrong. My daughter is sick; that's all I have in my mind. EJ - I'm your son. Help me. Stefano - Please, there's nothing I can do for you. He starts walking away. EJ - Don't you dare turn your back on me. I let you get away with it; I'm not letting you get away with it anymore. You do that one more time and I'll see that you live to regret it. Abe and Lexie watch and listen.
Coffehouse - Part 2: Cameron tells his mom he'll see her at the hospital later. Call me if you need anything. He goes to fix his coffee so Abby wanders over and greets him. She tells him she's fine - she's laying off the popcorn so no life-saving necessary. He tells her that's a good move. I'll see you later. Abby - Wait. What about you? What's up? Cameron - What do you mean? Abby - I saw you talking to your mom and she seemed upset. Is everything okay? Cameron - She's fine. It's my sister; she's not well. Abby - Lexie? I'm sorry to hear that. I'm sure it means a lot to have you and your mom around. Cameron - Actually I don't even know her that well. In fact the night I met you I was on my way to meet Lexie for the first time. I was so excited to make up for lost time but ... Abby - But? What is it? Cameron - I'm sorry. It's complicated. Abby - If there's ever anything I can do to help, just let me know. Cameron - Thank you. I appreciate that. I better get going. I'm on the way to the hospital. Abby - Are you alright? Cameron - Yeah sure. She hugs him. Hang in there, okay. Celeste watches.
Brady Pub - Part 3: Will is surprised that Gabi told Rafe about her crush. She asks why. Will - Because he's an investigator. He's going to find out it's Chad and then what's he going to do? Gabi - I'll just tell him I gave up because he's with Melanie which is actually the truth. Will - Oh, is it? Because the last time you were trying to guilt trip me into helping you break them up. Gabi - I know. You made me realise how lame that was. Will is glad to hear that. Gabi - No matter how much it hurts to see them together there's really nothing I can do. I just have to accept it; get used to it. Actually Chad and I have a photo shoot today and as far as I'm concerned, he's just another prop. Will - Good for you. Will has to go and do some work for EJ. They establish that they're friends. He gives her a kiss on the cheek and leaves. Gabi starts mooning over the photo again just as Chad and Mel come in. Gabi greets them and tells Chad he better not eat a burger because they have that photo shoot today and he'll have a lot of shirtless
shots. Chad realises she wasn't called. He informs her that the shoot was cancelled and not rescheduled. He's not sure when they'll be working together again.
Hospital - Part 4: Dan runs into Dr. Yu. She asks him how his patient is doing. She's fine. She's resting now. Dan asks if she'd mind going over Lexie's prognosis with him. Dr. Yu - Your original diagnosis was correct. I have nothing to add. Dan - No new treatments? Dr. Yu - The tumour has progressed to far. I'm afraid there's nothing I can do. Dan - How long? Dr. Yu - Weeks, a few months at best. I'm very sorry. Dan - Would you remind if I review your findings? I know the odds are a long shot but I just want to pour myself into this and help her any way I can. Dr. Yu - I admire your determination. Of course I'll send you my files straightaway. Dan thanks her.
EJ - You're a cold man. You seem to delight in finding new ways to torture your family. Lexie gets up - Okay, stop, stop, stop! She grabs her head in pain - Abe has to catch her. Do you see what you're doing to Lexie. What the hell are you thinking putting on a spectacle like this in the middle of the hospital. Stefano asks Lexie if she's alright. Lexie - Yeah. Maybe it's best if you go. There's nothing more you can do. Stefano - You're right of course. I'll do what you want but I'm not going to give up. Don't forget, you're a DiMera; you never give up. I do not understand this. It should not have happened to you. This is all wrong. It should not be happening to you. Ciao. He kisses her hand and leaves. Lexie - I can't deal with that. Abe - Let me handle it; you don't have to do anything. Will arrives. He tells EJ he called his office. What's up? Is everything okay? EJ - No everything is not okay as you would know if you'd been doing what I told you to do in keeping tabs on Nicole. Will - I had a class. EJ doesn't care. I have a job for you. Do you know enough about computer systems; enough to get into the hospital records? Will does. EJ - Good. This is what I need you to do.
Rafe - Just think about how happy you're going to be a year from now. Nicole - Will I? Rafe -Yeah you will. You'll be pushing that fancy little stroller around, precious little baby inside. Nicole - Yeah my tiger print, bling bling paci ... Rafe can see it now. People will be lining up to see that baby. You're going to be so happy. A healthy baby and everything you've always ever wanted. Nicole - Everything? Rafe - Everything you ever dreamed of. Nicole falls asleep.
Brady Pub - Part 4: Gabi asks why they cancelled the photo shoot; what's going on? Chad guesses that with the executive change at Countess W they are reassessing their media strategy. I just know that put a hold on everything including us. I wouldn't have made these travel plans otherwise. Gabi - What travel plans? Chad tells her that he and Melanie are going to Chicago for a couple of days. Gabi - Right now? Yeah, after they grab some grub for the road. Gabi asks why. Chad tells her all the things they are going to do; best of all he scored them a hotel room with a view of the lake. Gabi says it sounds very romantic. Chad - Yeah, just me and Melanie alone in the big city. Looks like we're a go. Mel got the time off; I'm ready to go as soon as the food is ready. Gabi tells them that she's just going to go up to her room: have fun. Gabi comes down the stairs acting all upset. She holds out a note and a headless doll and tells Chad and Melanie she found this in front of her door. Mel reads the note - This is what's going to happen to you next model girl.
Coffehouse - Part 3: Celeste has her Tarot cards out when Abby walks up. Hi Mrs Perreault. I don't know if you remember me, Abigail Devereaux. Celeste - I certainly do. What an enchanting young woman you've become. Abby thanks her. I just want to say how sorry I am to hear that Lexie is sick. I really hope everything will be okay. Celeste - I appreciate your sentiments. Abby comments that she's never had a Tarot card reading before. I always wondered how it worked. Celeste - The cards can see many things. Sit down, let me show you. Let's see what the cards say about you. She starts laying them out. I see a strong connection to the written word; a writer perhaps, like you're father. Abby - I'm studying journalism at Salem University. Abby sees her expression when she puts down another card - What is it? Celeste - Something about a man; a flirtation with an older man. Abby - What do the cards say about him? Celeste - Apparently he's not in your future.
Hospital - Part 5: Lexie approaches EJ and starts to speak but EJ stops her. I'm sorry about the outburst earlier with father. Let me explain. Lexie - Stop - just stop. I don't have room in my life for that kind of petty family drama; not anymore. Cameron walks by and Lexie asks him to join them. He asks if she's sure he's not intruding. Lexie - No. As a matter of fact I'd like to introduce you to my brother EJ DiMera. EJ. Dr. Cameron Davis, who is my brother also on my mother's side. EJ - Wow! Another brother. They're all happy. EJ - It's a pleasure to meet you. Cameron - I'm glad to meet you too EJ. I wish it were under better circumstances. EJ agrees. Lexie - What brings you back to the hospital? He wants to talk to Dr. Yu - get a handle on what's going on. Abe is going to Lexie's office to get her things. I'll help you find Dr. Yu. He asks EJ to keep an eye on Lexie. Lexie gives Cameron a quick hug and thanks him. Sorry we haven't spent more time getting to know each other but we are going to remedy that very soon. Cameron looks forward to it. After he and Abe leave EJ comments - Another brother? Maybe you can find it in your heart to forgive this brother for some of his behaviour earlier. Lexie - You're already forgiven EJ. But listen, you're the Mayor now. You can't let your emotions get the better of you like that. You certainly can't go around threatening father. What is going on with the two of you? EJ just pulls her into his arms.
DiMera mansion: Stefano loosens his tie and stares at a picture of Lexie. He tears up. He recalls what Dr. Yu said about exposure to toxic gas possibly being the cause of Lexie's tumour. He shakes his head no. He slams the picture down, slams his fist on the desk - picks up the picture and notices the glass has broken.
Hospital - Part 6: Dan lets himself into Nicole's room. Rafe tells him she's good. He thanks Dan for what he did out there; didn't want a scene. Dan cautions that EJ is still lurking around out there. He wants in here in the worst possible way. Rafe - Well that's too bad. She doesn't want him in here. Dan - Just so you know, he's still insisting on that DNA test as soon as she's far enough along. Rafe - Of course he is. Dan - When that time comes, you just try keeping him out. He leaves. Nicole dreams. She and EJ are together. This is truly a miracle. I've wanted a baby of my own for so long. I never thought this day would come. EJ - Well it has. (He's holding her from behind and nuzzling her check). Nicole - I feel like my life finally has meaning. EJ turns her around to face him - So tell me. If you could have one more thing to make your life better ... they kiss.
Dr. Yu gives Cameron Lexie's file. I've gone over the results repeatedly looking for anything that might offer some hope. Abe thanks her for everything she's done. Cameron is going to call some of his colleagues to get their take; these files will help. Dr. Yu tells him she's given them to Dr. Jonas as well. I certainly hope one of you has an idea for a different approach. When Cameron leaves Abe asks Dr. Yu for a private moment. I'm curious about the conversation you had earlier with Stefano DiMera when you were explaining Lexie's prognosis. Dr. Yu - Yes, he took it very hard. He wanted to know the causes of Lexie's particular type of tumour. Abe - What specifically did you tell him?
Coffehouse - Part 4: Abby - Do the cards say anything else? Celeste stares at the next card from the deck. Abby - Is something wrong? Celeste - No, it's nothing. The cards are often vague. She sees her son and asks him how Alexandra is doing. Cameron - She's holding up better than most people. I have her test results to go over. I see you two are getting reacquainted. Abby was just his helping Celeste pass the time but she'll give them their space now. I'm sure you have things to talk about. Cameron thanks her. I'll catch up with you later. When Abby walks away Celeste tells Cameron to stay away from her. There's a great aura of danger around her. Cameron looks over at Abby who waves goodbye from the doorway.
Hospital - Part 7: Nicole's dream continues. That was a silly question EJ. What more can I want? She goes to the stroller. Do you see your father honey? Do you want to tell your daddy I love you. I know you can't say it so I'll say it for you. She turns back from the baby to EJ but it's no longer EJ - It's Rafe. Don't say it unless you mean it. Nicole wakes up suddenly. Rafe asks if she's okay. Nicole - OMG. It's you!
Lexie wonders what is taking Abe so long. I'm going to go find him. She almost collapses so EJ leads her to a chair. She tells him she's just a little dizzy. He tells her to stay there. I will find Abe okay. She says okay. Will arrives. EJ asks if he got anything. Will - Not yet. EJ shoves him - Then get looking.
Dr. Yu - I was explaining to Mr. DiMera how certain toxic gases have been found to be a contributing factor in the development of tumours such as Lexie's. Gases found in manufacturing for example. Abe - Are these toxins found anywhere else? Dr. Yu - Yes, certain underground gases have been linked to ... Abe - Underground gases? Like in tunnels, passageways ... Dr. Yu - Funny, that's exactly what Mr. DiMera had asked. Abe - My wife was held prisoner in a tunnel. EJ and Will walk in just as Abe is saying - Because of Stefano. I'll kill him if he caused this. I swear to God I'll kill him.
Thursday Apr 26
Hospital - Part 1: When Nicole proclaims OMG it's you to Rafe his response is 'Yeah. Did you think I wouldn't be here? Nicole - No. Rafe Carrie listens at the door as Rafe tells Nicole he's here for her and the baby. Carrie leaves. Rafe asks Nicole if she's feeling better. She is. Thank you for coming here and doing everything you can to sell this lie. I know it hasn't been easy for you. Rafe - I just want what's best for you and the baby. Nicole - Just seeing the way people look at you thinking you slept with me, procreated with me; someone so beneath you. Rafe - Beneath me? Really? What is with this beneath me stuff? Am I wearing a blazer with a family crest on it? Do you know where my family came from? Nicole - Stop please. Rafe - Stop. I think the people have misjudged you. Now that I've gotten to know you I certainly know that I have. Nicole sardonically replies - I'm so fabulous I kidnapped your wife's child. Rafe - Well, that may have been a low point but you were desperate, grieving. Nicole - All I've ever wanted is to be loved and to love back. And I feel like this child is my last chance and if I lose it ... Rafe - Stop. Do not let EJ stress you out. You'll love again. We both will. Nicole - I know. Rafe is going to find Daniel to see if he has those test results. Nicole - Thank you. I don't know what we would have done without you.
Brady Pub - Part 1: Abby comes in and sees the headless doll and wonders if Johnny is trying to do brain surgery on Allie's dolls. Gabi declares that someone is trying to stalk her. Abby reads the note - Oh my gosh. Who would do something so sick? Abby asks if she's seen the doll before. Gabi replies harshly and then says no, she hasn't and explains her behaviour - I'm just upset. Abby asks if she's noticed anyone following her. She hasn't. This isn't the first time this person has tried to contact me. After the first magazine spread I got some flowers outside my door with a note from a secret admirer. She thought she had a fan and that was cool but then she started getting all these nasty notes saying I thought I was too pretty ... too good for him and now this. Abby asks Gabi why she didn't say anything to anyone before. Gabi - She just thought that's what happens when you're a model - like Chad with those girls at the Horton Square. Chad thinks they should call the cops. Gabi - No, that's going to ruin everything. Mel asks how calling the police is going to ruin everything for her. Gabi explains - If we get the police involved then Rafe is going to find out and he'll make me stop modelling and that will ruin my whole life. Kayla tells Chad and Mel their take-out is ready. Gabi - Rafe is not your average overprotective brother. If he finds out he'll ship me off to a nunnery then I'll be gone. Chad - We get what you're saying but the modelling gig is on hold. Gabi - I know but I don't want to give our bosses a reason to put it on hold forever. Mel - Put it in perspective - would you rather lose your job or would you rather lose you life?
Mad World office - Part 1: Madison paces. This is ridiculous! I can't be forced to work with a woman I hate at the company I founded. Justin is really sorry but there is nothing in this contract that prohibits Ian from appointing Kate co-CEO. Madison hates this. Brady thanks Justin for reviewing her options. Madi scoffs - What options? Justin - I know you may not want to hear this but having two of the most successful executives in the cosmetics industry on the same team is a business coup for Ian and for Titan. Madi sarcastically replies - Great! I hope my health insurance covers puncture wounds. Kate's going to stab me in the back as soon as she gets a chance just like she did Stefano. Justin is sorry he couldn't be of more help. Brady thanks him for coming. Justin - If you really want to thank me, why don't you come over for dinner sometime. Adrienne and I would like to get know Madison better. Brady and Madison would love to. Justin leaves. Madison - Well that went well. I'm stuck working with Kate. She's like a rash that won't go away. Brady asks if she's done ranting. He kisses her.
DiMera mansion - Part 1: EJ comes in as Stefano is on the phone - Manfred, I want you to hire an expert who might know something about the tunnels under the mansion. The main thing is you have to find out if there is some kind of gas down there that somebody would be affected by depending on how long they would be there. Make sure you get the very best because a life may depend on it. EJ walks into the living room. So it's true. Your daughter might die because of what you've done to her. Stefano - I did nothing to Alexandra. EJ - Is that what you tell yourself so you can sleep at night? Your daughter is terminally ill; likely because of gases she was exposed to right here underneath this house. That wouldn't have anything to do with you, would it? Stefano - Don't start on me Elvis, today of all days. EJ - You know when you hurt your enemies that's one thing; when you hurt your family, you deserve to be punished. Stefano growls - I'm losing a daughter. Is that not enough? EJ - It's not about you. Alexandra, she's the one who is paying the price for your evil. Her, her husband, her brother and everybody else who loves her. Stefano - I love her. She's my blood. EJ - I never doubted that til this moment. Stefano - The only thing that is important now is that we do everything we can to save Alexandra. EJ - Are you sure you're not just trying to save yourself. I know you held her captive in those tunnels. Stefano - No, it was Andre. EJ - Andre who worked for you. Stefano - If I had known ... EJ - If you had known? You should have known. Stefano agrees - I should have known. I believe ... EJ - Believe? You? Huh? I will never trust you again. You stole John Black's money and the election from me and I don't understand exactly what I did for you to turn on your own son. Stefano - You're not acting like a son of mine. EJ - Oh. You know something; it's normal for people to be emotional when people they care about, they love, they're dying or in danger. You know what's not normal? It's not normal for a father to support his son to his face but sabotage him behind his back. Stefano - Look, we'll talk when you stop acting like a crazy child. EJ - Let me ask you a question. What child could have brought about the very profitable fall of John Black - he sweeps the chess pieces off the table - who would do this just for his father's admiration and respect. So he could prove his value; so he could run a company. What child? No child because I'm a man and I'm your son and I follow in your footsteps and this is what I get from you. He claps. Brava. No pat on the back ... you steal billions from me. Stefano - Do you hear yourself? Do you see yourself? EJ - Do you hear me? Huh? Everything I do you undermine. Stefano - Stop it. EJ - Doesn't make any sense, does it? Not really unless you are trying to stop me. Maybe you don't really want me to take the reins of this family. Maybe you're afraid that if you relinquish all this power that you love, everything will disappear. Stefano - You're wrong. EJ - Of course I am, I'm wrong. Stefano - Everything I did I did because I love you.
Hospital - Part 2: Rafe returns with Dan - Good news. Dan says all her tests look great; nothing to indicate that your baby's in danger. Nicole - Thank God. Rafe - So what happened? Dan - It's common when the uteral wall stretches for pain and cramping to occur. With all the stress Nicole has been experiencing ... Nicole - I freaked out. Dan - That's one way of putting it. Nicole - So you're saying that I'm fine; the baby's fine. Dan - Yeah. After we get you out of here you're free to resume your normal life. Nicole - Great - which is avoiding EJ. Is he still here? Dan hasn't seen him in a while. Rafe feels he realised he wasn't going to get to see her so he went home. Dan - I think keeping this a secret is taking a huge toll on you and the baby. Nicole - What am I supposed to do? Dan - Do you want to carry this baby to term? Rafe - What the hell kind of question is that? Of course she wants to carry this baby to term. Dan - In my opinion there is one thing that you need to do. Nicole - What, I'll do anything. Dan - You need to tell EJ that he's the baby's father.
Brady Pub - Part 2: Gabi - I grew up with a brother that was a FBI agent. I'll be extra careful; keep my door lockd. I'll be fine. Kayla brings their order and tells them to have a good time. Gabi tells them to go and not worry about her. Mel says they're not going to go to Chicago knowing she's not safe back here - right Chad? Chad - Right. Abby - What about me? I can take care of her. Mel points out that she's a foot shorter than Chad. Chad - And you're just one person - you can't be with Gabi 24/7, can you? Mel says they wouldn't have fun - they'd be worried about her. Gabi admits it makes her feel much better. You guys are the best. Chad still thinks they should call the cops. Remember the last time we tried to handle things on our own. We didn't take the threat to the sports website seriously and look what happened. Gabi - What do you think is going to happen if we call them. It's not like they're going to give me an around the clock bodyguard. Mel - Well you can't be alone. Abby - I can hang out with you on campus inbetween classes. Mel - I'll have your back at work. Gabi - Thank you but what about at night though? Abby - I'll sleep over. Chad - No, you guys would be sitting ducks since this creep already knows where Gabi lives. Abby - Then she can just stay with me at my parents. Gabi - No I couldn't because they're going to know something is wrong and they'll tell Rafe about it. Abby - You're probably right. Mel - Then I think I know what has to happen. Chad - You do? Mel - She should move in with you - stay with with Chad. Gabi - You seriously want me to crash at Chad's place? Mel - It makes sense. Abby - And that's because? Mel - He's a DiMera; that's a good deterrent. Abby - Assuming that this guy is sane which I doubt. Chad - And for how long? Mel - Not long, just until we find out who it is. Chad and I will be there so you'll be twice as safe. Gabi - Great. You guys are the best friends. Gabi and Abby go to pack Gabi's things. Mel asks Chad if he's mad at her for suggesting that. Chad - No. I think you did a wonderful thing for a friend but he admits to being frustrated that they won't be alone. Mel says it won't be for long besides we'll have something to look forward to for when she's gone. Chad will need more than that to get him through. She kisses him.
Mad World office - Part 2: Madi and Brady get busy on the conference table. Brady stops long enough to contact Madison's ass't. Cancel all of her appointments today because something came up that requires all of her attention. Madi quickly locks the door and they get back down to business on the table.
DiMera mansion - Part 2: Stefano - Life rarely turns out the way we hope or plan for it. You think that you have everything and then you're confronted with losing something that you never, ever could have anticipated. EJ - What are you talking about? Stefano - The fates are gathering Elvis. Sadly it's only a matter of time before they threaten to destroy you or someone you love. Oh boy oh boy oh boy. It's been a long day. EJ - Yeah. That much we can agree on. But your behaviour concerns me. Stefano - Just remember that I love you no matter what. EJ - Then why do you test me? Stefano - Well I had to know how you would react if you were blindsided. EJ - Wow. You must have been pretty disappointed then when Nicole undermined you on the day of the election so you didn't get to find out. Stefano - Well yes but she didn't tell you what she did. I mean, that's the real telling. EJ - Because Nicole understood why I was running. She understood that I was doing it to legitimise the DiMera name for my children. And she managed to do all of that in spite of you. Stefano - Nicole knows how much you love your children so she acted accordingly. EJ - So you're suggesting that she did not do that out of love for me. Stefano - That's a question that you have to ask her. The thing is children are precious. To love a child, any child, is a reward. Remember that Elvis - no matter what. EJ - If you did all of this out of love then why do I get the feeling that you've been pushing me away for weeks.
Hospital - Part 3: Justin runs into Carrie - You haven't become an ambulance chaser, have you? No she came to see Bo. Justin was just in there. He's getting better everyday. He'll be happy to see you. Carrie - Well it was really nice to see you. Justin - Hey, I understand you're looking to work for a law firm. Carrie - I've had feelers out for months but so far nothing's panned out. Justin - Well that may soon change. I'm going to give your name to a few of my colleagues. Carrie - You're kidding me. That would be great. Thank you. Justin - It's really too bad things with Rafe didn't work out. Carrie - Excuse me? Justin - Your partnership. I really thought a lawyer and a PI going into business together was a great idea. Carrie - So did we. It's just that the timing wasn't right for Rafe or for me. Justin - I'm happy to talk to my colleagues about Rafe too. They could always use another good PI. Carrie - I'm not sure that's a good idea. Justin - He can always turn down the work if he doesn't want it but I thought you enjoyed being his partner. Carrie - I loved it but we just dissolved our partnership and decided to move on. Justin understands. Carrie - Don't get me wrong, if I had the chance to do it again, I'd do it in a heartbeat. Justin - Really? He's that good? Carrie - He's the best.
Nicole - Are you kidding me? There is no way in hell I will tell EJ he's my baby's father. I will not let him steal one more thing from me. Rafe - It's okay Nicole. Deep breaths ... Dan - I didn't mean to upset you. I'm just worried about the stress this lie is causing you. Nicole - The truth is more stressful. Dan - I understand that; I really do but unfortunately there is no way of getting around this. When it's time to take that paternity test; when EJ finds out the truth ... Nicole - He's not going to find out. Dan - Do you really believe that? Nicole - Yes. I will do everything I can to keep this baby from being raised a DiMera. Rafe - Okay Nicole, you're getting worked up again. Nicole - Look at how Stefano has raised EJ. He feels pressure everyday to please his father. It never stops. And look at the terrible things EJ has done. I feel sorry sometimes for EJ that he is Stefano's son but I will be damned if this child is raised in that family. And if EJ finds out that his baby is his I will not see that child ever. I know that. I will never see this child. Dan - Nic, please ... She settles down. Rafe doesn't see Nicole changing her mind anytime soon. Nicole - And by soon he means never unless one of you tell him. Rafe - Not me. Dan - Doctor / patient confidentiality. It's your life; your decision. Rafe - The good news is he says you're okay, the baby's okay so as soon as you sign those discharge papers you're out of here. Nicole - That is good news. No offence against University Hospital but I don't want to come back here until I have this baby. She sees the look Rafe and Dan exchange. Nicole - Oh right, except for when I have to come back for EJ's damn paternity test. Rafe - Why don't you focus on you and the baby and don't worry about EJ.
Hospital - Part 4: Carrie is eavesdropping on the conversation in Nicole's room once again. The nurse tells Nicole she'll go and see if her husband's brought the car around. Nicole - Actually, Rafe's not my ... Carrie finishes for her as the nurse is long gone - husband. Nicole - Some people are old fashioned. They hear you're pregnant and they automatically assume you're married. Carrie - I think it's only natural for her to assume that Rafe's your husband. He hasn't left your side since he found out you were pregnant. Nicole - He's a really great guy. So why are you here? Is everything okay? Carrie - Yeah. I was coming to see Bo. Nicole - I'm really glad to hear that he's doing much better. Carrie - And I really hope everything is okay with you and I really mean that. Nicole - Dr. Dan said I'm a little overstressed but I'm fine, the baby's fine and I'm free to go. Carrie - Good. Nicole - I don't know what I would have done ... Carrie, this baby means so much to me. Carrie - I know it means a lot to Rafe too. Nicole - Of course it does. He loves children. Carrie - I know. Like I said, I hope everything works out for you and the baby and Rafe. See you. Nicole - Carrie, there's something that you should know about Rafe and the baby. I know that you and Rafe got pretty close these past few months. Carrie - He told you that? Nicole - Sorry. Carrie - Don't be. I'm still with Austin. Nicole - The reason this all happened is because we both found ourselves in the same awful place. We were both betrayed. Carrie - By my sister. Nicole - And that's what bonded us. I guess if Austin had really slept with Abigail and you were giving up on your marriage it could easily be you in here instead of me. I never planned for any of this to happen but now here we are and there's a child involved. Carrie - Believe me I know. Nicole - If you and Austin have a baby of your own I'm sure this will seem like ancient history and you'll never look back. Rafe comes back and is kind of surprised to see Carrie. Everything okay. Nicole - I was just waiting for you to get me out of here. Carrie - And I'm running late. I've got to go. She leaves. Rafe - What was she doing here? Did something happen? The nurse returns - Sign these and your husband can take you home. Rafe - I'll be right back.
DiMera mansion - Part 3: Stefano - Fathers do not push their sons away. EJ - Then why do I feel this distance between us. It wasn't there before. Stefano - Perhaps it's because I'm so furious about Katherine's betrayal and now I'm so worried about Alexandra. EJ - No, father. This has been going on for weeks, for months. Why do you test my love for you? Stefano - Why God? EJ - What did you say? Stefano - Don't ever think for one moment that my love for you is not real. Elvis, you have been the son of my hopes and dreams the way I was for my father and he was for his father. Only now ... EJ - Please just tell me ... just tell me Father please. Stefano - God help me ... God help you. EJ - We'll do everything we can to help Alexandra. You don't want to lose a daughter anymore than I want to lose a sister. We're family right so we stick together. No blame. We can hope that there'll be a medical miracle because we have money, we have resources and there's this thing about stem cell transplants and we're family ... we make the best ... Stefano - You're wrong. You are wrong Elvis. You can not help Alexandra. EJ - What do you mean I can't help her? Stefano - I just know that. EJ - Father? Stefano - Elvis, there's something that I've needed to tell you but it just breaks my heart. I've needed to tell you for a long time but the words ... maybe it would be best if I showed you. He starts to unlock the desk drawer just as EJ's cell rings. Father, just wait. It's Nicole, it's Will - she's at the hospital. He steps into the foyer. It's me. She's been released? Good. Thank you. He goes back into the living room but Stefano is gone. He notices the terrace doors are opening and goes out and calls for Stefano - no response.
HTS - Part 1: Brady and Madison come down the stairs into the square. Brady - So when are we getting married? Madi - When Ian divorces me. Brady - So you're saying it's premature to make a date. Madison - Don't you? Now that I know we can get married I just want to enjoy looking forward to it. What I have with you is so different than what I had with him. He was all about making me into who he wanted me to be. You're all about letting me be who I am. Brady - Well I want you to be my wife. Madi reminds him it's a woman's job to nag. He teases - Don't you ever call me sexist, young lady. She makes a smart remark. Brady - That's why I want to marry you tomorrow. Madi - You like my glib banter? He does. At times you're willful, you're strong, you're independent. Other times you're shy, you're vulnerable and you're sweet. You're my dream girl. They kiss.
Brady Pub - Part 3: Chad and Mel lug all of Gabi's luggage out to the car. Abby catches Gabi standing there smiling. You're awfully happy for someone who's being stalked. Gabi - I'm just happy to have such amazing friends.
Hospital - Part 5: Rafe tells Carrie they never finished their talk earlier. Carrie - I know you care about me and I care about you a lot. Rafe - Good because what I have to say ... Carrie - Stop! We've said everything that we need to say. There's nothing that can change anything. Rafe - How do you know that unless you hear me out. Carrie - My place is with Austin and yours is with Nicole. She needs you. You need to be there for her and your baby. Carrie leaves. Nicole watches. I'm so sorry Carrie but I need Rafe more than you do.
DiMera mansion - Part 4: EJ walks past the desk but goes back. He tries to open the drawer that Stefano was going to unlock but finds it still locked. He pries the lock open but finds nothing.
HTS - Part 2: Stefano sits on a bench carrying the documents from that drawer. Damn it. How am I to do this? How am I to tell Elvis that he's not my son.
Friday Apr 27
HTS - Part 1: It's the big Family Day at the square sponsored by the Mayor. Will is doing lunges with Allie on his back; Lucas and Sami are strolling along - Sami is carrying a basketball. She loves seeing them together like that. Lucas feels Outdoor Family Day must have been Lexie's idea. It will probably be the last good idea the mayor's office will have since ... Sami says quietly - She's dying. Lucas is sorry. I can't stop thinking about it. That's why I wanted to spend the day with you and the kids; Sydney and Johnny could have come too. Sami tells him they had plans with Ciara - Grandma is taking them to the zoo. Lucas mentions this is the first time since he's been back that all 4 of them are together. Sami - Now that you're staying we can do this a lot more often. Lucas would like that very much - Will watches his parents together. The 4 of them are playing pass the ball around. Sami tells Will she's so happy he could join them. Will - I would never miss spending the day with Dad and Allie. Sami asks Allie what she wants to do first - she lists off some of the planned activities. Will takes Allie to go practice for the hoop throwing contest. Lucas - Come on, just give Will a little space. Sami has been trying to do that. It's just hard. Lucas - Give him some time. Sami - I'm trying and I know I'm supposed to be patient and I think I could be if I thought it was getting better but it's not, it's getting worse. Lucas - No offence but I don't think it could get any worse. Sami - Thanks, that helps a lot. Lucas doesn't know why she'd say something like that. Sami - I know something's going on with him; something I had nothing to do with and I can't help him. Lucas will talk to him but not today; today we stick to the ground rules. I didn't tell you about that yet. Remember you wanted that drama free day and it didn't happen. Today we're going to make it happen.
Coffeehouse - Part 1: Billie walks up to EJ's table - Mind if I join you? Yes he does mind. Billie sits down anyway. Tough. EJ - I'm busy. Billie - Yeah right. Pretty cushy job you got there Mr. Mayor. EJ asks her what she's up to now that her mother has lost her position at Countess Wilhelmina. He imagines she no longer has her rather cushy position. Billie - Now I'm just one of the unemployed masses. Don't worry about me. EJ - I'm not. Billie - I'm not going to take up a lot of your valuable time; I just would like an answer to the question I asked you the other day. EJ - If you are referring to the day I caught you snooping around, reading private DiMera files, don't waste your time. I could have had you arrested and I still might. Billie - Oh you won't. You didn't go to your father otherwise I wouldn't still be sitting here. We both know why you didn't go to Stefano, don't we?
Brady house - Part 1: Bo protests to Hope, John and Marlena that he can make it the couch from the front door on his own. Hope reminds him that he just got out of the hospital. Bo rebuts that they wouldn't have discharged him if he wasn't ready to come home. Hope points out that they had to twist Daniel's arm to get him to release him early; he wanted Bo to stay a few more days. Bo scoffs - What does he know anyway? Hope - See what I'm dealing with; the world's worst patient ever! Bo - I'm not a patient. Marlena - I know you're feeling better and you're thrilled to be home but you are still recuperating. John - And if you don't do what the doctor says you'll end up right back in the hospital. Bo - Whose side are you on? I just want to sit here and have you guys fill me in on what went on in Alamainia while I was in never-neverland. John - I don't think you need to be debriefed on that right now. I think what you need is a little alone time with your wife. Bo - My wife, I love the sound of that. So Fancy Face when do we get married. No response. Bo pushes for a response. Hope - Not as soon as we want to. Bo - What's the holdup? You spent the two weeks in Alamainia, you filed the petition, what ... right? John - Yeah. Bo - So how long does it take for the divorce to be recognised here. Silence. I'm getting a bad feeling in the pit of my gut. Hope - John and I filed the petition the first day we were there. John - It wasn't finalized. We weren't able to obtain the divorce decree. Bo - Why not? John - We got a little sidetracked by DiMera. Hope - Agent Spencer is working with the State Dept. to get the Alamainia government to grant my and John's divorce in absentia. Marlena - And when that happens we can remarry our spouses. Bo - So the old man used the divorce as a way to get you to Alamainia. He really wanted you to find this coin. John - Half-coin. Hope - It was hidden inside an Anastasia egg which apparently Princess Gina and the pawn stole for him. John - But instead of giving it to him we hid it away and the old man's been searching for it all these years. Bo - Oh, okay, but you don't have Princess Gina's memories; you don't remember anything from when you were Stefano's pawn. Hope - Neither one of us remembered anything about it. Bo - So how did Stefano think you could help and more importantly, how did you know where to look? Marlena - There's no need to go into that right now. The last thing Bo needs is to be upset. Bo - Too late for that. How did you find the damn egg? Come on, just tell me. What did the bastard do to you? Hope - He turned us back into Princess Gina and the pawn.
HTS - Part 2: Sami & Lucas are shooting hoops as Lucas finishes listing off all the things that will keep her from getting upset. Sami - That's a really long list. Lucas - It is. No more talking about Will, EJ, my mom or Madison or Rafe or Nicole or Carrie. Today is all about having a good time with the family. Sami - That's a really long list and there's still people you forgot. So what happens if I cheat or violate your rules in some small way. Lucas will punish her in some big way; make you run around the HTS until you get sick. Sami declares she won't get sick because she's been running just about every day since he went to Hong Kong. I'll race you ... she takes off. Lucas calls out - That's a false start cheater.
Brady house - Part 2: Hope - Nothing happened between us. John - Nope. He holds Marlena - I love this woman with all my life; just like Hope loves you. Bo - If Stefano changed you into PG and you into the pawn; you were 2 different people - people who loved each other so much that you got married. John - His mind control didn't work this time; at least not long enough for him to get what he wanted. Marlena - Stefano was hoping they would never realise who they were. If that had happened they wouldn't be here right now. Bo - How did you keep the mind control from working? John - First of all we knew what was happening so we prepared ourselves and then we got lucky. I found a photograph of Doc in our hotel room. Something about her face and her eyes kept drawing me in until finally it all clicked. Hope - And then he helped me. Once he realised what had happened he kept talking to me about you, about us, about how much I loved you. John - Didn't take her long to come around either. But then the task we had was pretending we were still under Stefano's thumb. We never would have gotten out of Alamainia alive. Bo - This is why DiMera is so furious. His whole plan backfired. John - Yeah, we got of town with that half coin he so desperately wanted. Bo - Obviously still wants. John - He's not going to get it; at least not until we figure out what it means. Marlena - Have you ever thought that maybe Stefano already has the other half of the coin. Hope - I didn't get that feeling. In fact I don't think he even knows what's on the half we have. Bo - So we're one step ahead of him. John - Whoa ... what's this 'we' stuff. Come on, you just got out of a coma. I don't think you're quite ready to join the investigation just yet. Bo - Have we met? There's no way you're acing me out of this investigation. Hope protests -
You're still recovering. Bo - What would kill me would be to let that bastard get away with what he's done to us. Hope - John's on the case with the ISA. She looks at him - I'm not going to win this one, am I? Bo grins and shakes his head no. Hope - I didn't think so. Bo - So this coin, do you think whatever is on it will lead us to the funds that were stolen from Basic Black? John - It's possible. It could be part of a long standing DiMera account. Marlenea - Oh I think Stefano embezzled that money and then framed you for it. John - One way or the other we're going to find the truth. Agent Spencer has an agent working on that angle right now. Hope - Anyone you know? John - He didn't give me any names. Just said that they were very good and fearless when it comes to the DiMera's.
Coffeehouse - Part 2: EJ - What can I say? You got me. If I press charges against you I'm sure you'll go whining to the press about what you found. I can tell you this though, my hands are clean. However, if you were to instigate a rather unwelcome investigation ... frankly, I could do without the fuss. Billie - Nice try but that's not the reason you saved my ass. EJ - I can assure you Billie that my reasons are a lot more relevant than yours and you still haven't satisfactorily explained what you were doing poking around in my house. Billie - I told you. I came upon that hidden compartment completely by accident. EJ - It may have been an accident the first time. The second time it was certainly intentional. Clearly you're working for somebody; trying to dig up some dirt on myself or my father or both of us. So you can either tell me or tell my father. Billie - Cut the crap. We both know that Stefano is not your favourite person right now. He's never been mine but now I hate him even more for what he's done to my mother. EJ - Your mother commited the one crime for which my father does not forgive. Billie - We've all made those kinds of mistakes. I know that and you know that. She still loves him and her heart's broken. EJ - Well that's a pity. Billie - I like that about you. You don't pretend to be anybody you're not. You have no compassion, no warmth; only raw, self-serving ego and ambition. Good for you. EJ smirks - It got me elected mayor. Billie - I don't know. It seems like you've lost more than you've gained to me; Nicole, your father's respect and confidence. EJ - You don't know anything about my life. Billie - I don't really care to know anything about your life. I want to get the dirt on your old man and make him pay for what he did to my mother and my business. I started Countess W. That is my company and he is just using it as a weapon against my mother. How dare he take that company away from my mother and give it to Sami Brady. EJ - I see; so you're wanting to go after my father - that's purely personal. That's your story? You're sticking to that, right? Billie raises her hand - So help me. EJ - Even if I did believe you why would I ever support you in ruining my father and taking away my children's legacy. Billie - No you wouldn't but we both know that if Stefano is not stopped everything you have worked so hard for might pouf, go up in smoke. Just like all the money in those overseas bank accounts. Come on EJ, it's time to fess up. You have no idea what your father's up to and it scares the hell out of you, doesn't it?
HTS - Part 3: Lucas and Sami race back. Sami declares that she is the winner. Lucas says she trampled over a old woman and a poodle on her way to victory. You had a headstart, that's not fair. Will and Allie break up the bantering - Will tells them that Allie made it to the top of the rock wall - beat a guy 3 times her size. Lucas gives her a high five. Just like your mother. Will - Don't say that. Lucas - It's a compliment. Sami gives Allie a big hug and suggests they get some water. Sami sees Allie's friend Olivia and asks her if she wants to go and say hi. Allie runs off. Sami tells Will they saw him at the wall. He went up it so fast - I don't know how you did it. Lucas teases him about his 'guns'. Will - My building has a gym. Sami - EJ's building, right? Will - Oh yeah, is he paying for your place too? How's working for Stefano by the way? Lucas - That's enough, both of you. We're here to have a good time. I'm not going to let either of you spoil it. Will - Okay fine. Sami walks away. Will asks Lucas why he didn't tell him he's staying in Salem. I'm glad but what happened to your fiancée? Lucas - I was going to tell you when we were alone but she broke up with me. We're not getting married. Will - What happened? I'm going to take a wild guess; did it have something to do with you leaving her halfway around the word to rescue her - he points to his mom. Lucas - I'm not rescuing anyone. I'm here for you and Allie too. Will - Congrats Mom. What? It's not enough to wreck your own relationships, you've got to wreck dads too. Lucas - You know your mother doesn't deserve that so why don't you show her some respect and start acting like a member of this family. You got it. Will - Yeah, I got it. Sami - Your dad and I are making a real effort today so why don't you and I do the same thing. Let's start over. I'm game if you are. Will embraces Allie who runs back. Do you want to go on the trampoline? She does. He takes her saying 'Yeah, of course,' over his shoulder. Sami - Do you think it's safe over there. Lucas - Yeah. He's got everything under control. Sami knows he would do anything to protect Allie; he's such a good big brother. He's always looked after his brother and sisters. He's fantastic except when I'm around. Lucas - Relax. It will get better, I promise. Sami hopes so. Sami talks about when Will was small and how she was so petrified to let him play on the swings and stuff. I thought he'd fall. I was 18 and didn't know what I was doing. It's not like I had a role model on how to be a mother. My mother never had the chance to show me what to do or help me through any of it. And I realise she had her own issues ... like Carrie. Did I ever tell you about the time she pushed me off the slide when I was 4. Lucas - She did not. Sami - See you don't even believe me. It's fine, it's the story of my life. She did. She pushed me off the slide on purpose. I fell; landed on my hand and I had to get a splint on middle finger ... Lucas laughs about the middle finger. Sami - It's just that no one believed me. She said it was an accident so everyone of course took her word for it. I know this isn't about Carrie ... it's just hard. You look back on your childhood; on everything we went through with Stefano taking my dad away and taking my mom away. John was great. I can look back now and I can see what an effort he was making for us. Eric and I were surrounded by Bradys. We have a loving family but everyone had issues; everyone had major things that they were working through and Eric and I, we felt like we had to suck it up. Lucas - It must have been tough for you guys. Sami - Tough is what makes you strong. Lucas - It also makes you who you are so I'm glad those crazy things happened to you when you were growing up. Made you who you are; I wouldn't change a thing.
Brady house - Part 3: Bo - One thing in our favour, when the old man gets mad he gets careless. John - He's madder then I've seen him before. Marlena - I want him brought down as much as everybody else in this room does but I think with the news about Lexie, maybe we should tread lightly. Hope - Agreed. Bo - I feel terrible for Lexie but are you kidding me! Hope - Marlena does have a point. I'm not thinking about Stefano here; I'm thinking about Lex. What would it do to her if we go after her father in what might be the last few weeks of her life. Marlena - She is going to need the love and support of her entire family and Stefano adores her. John - His only redeeming quality. Marlena - And for some inexplicable reason she loves him and if she needs him now we should not be the ones to take him away from her. Hope - Losing a child rocks your whole world. The things Stefano was willing to kill for last week hopefully will seem less important to him now. Marlena - And hopefully he'll be less obsessed about finding the coin. Hope - And making our lives hell. John gets a text. Well I'm afraid you are both wrong. Marlena - What does it say? John - Fair warning. Return what's mine or lose someone you love. No name. No recognisable number. Bo - Yeah but we all know who it's from. Hope - He's threatening to kill us if we don't give him the coin. John - Bo, he almost murdered you when we were in Alamainia. And I know for a fact he would have given the word to his assassin to pull the trigger on Doc. Hope - He forced us to watch live feed. Bo - He's one sick S.O.B. Hope - He wanted to make it very clear that he could get to the both of you whenever he wanted. Marlena - So nothing's changed but now he's warning us. John - First priority, keep you, Hope, the family safe. It means you're going to have to lie low until we bring him down. Marlena - I don't want to hide behind closed doors. Hope - I don't think we have a choice. Bo - He doesn't have to come after us with guns blazing. If he wants to destroy our lives look at what he did in Alamainia. You didn't think it was possible but he turned you into PG and John into the pawn. What's to stop him from doing that again? John - The fact is there's no telling what he'll do or who he's going to go after if he doesn't get his coin back. Marlena - Why don't you just give it to him? John - I think that would be a mistake. Bo - Yeah. It's the only thing we have on him right now. John - If we can figure out why that coin is so damn important to him I got a good feeling we could put him away for good once and for all. Marlena - Okay, what do we do? John - The first thing I've got to do is get you back to the townhouse, call Roman, set up security around the building. Same goes for you house right here. Bo - I'm going to have Ciara stay with Mom and Kay a little longer. Hope - We haven't even had one night home together as a family. Bo doesn't like it anymore than she does but he doesn't see a way around it. John will talk to Roman and let them know the details. Marlena - Is there any thought that maybe we're overreacting? John - Stefano just warned me that someone is going to die Doc. I've never known him to make idle threats, have you?
Coffeehouse - Part 3: Billie follows EJ to the counter. The contents of that file folder shook you, didn't it? You tried to hide it but I could see it in your eyes. EJ - Don't be absurd. Billie - You're worried; maybe even a little frightened. I think you should be. EJ - Billie, my dear, you're treading on dangerous ground. Billie knows. I admit that when you caught me with those papers I said a quick Hail Mary just in case. EJ - Did you think I would hurt you? Billie - I don't know what you're capable of and I'm not sure I want to find out. So yes I was scared for a minute, happy? But to my amazement you didn't touch a hair on my head. And guess what, that made me wonder and the conclusion I came to was that you are still considering the offer that I made you the other day. EJ - I hate to disappoint you but you could not be more wrong. Billie - You and I hook up to figure out how that money disappeared from those offshore bank accounts. EJ - Why would I do that? Billie - To find out what your father is involved in and to understand why he's kept you completely out of it. You may not like the idea of working with me but you have to admit it makes sense. Think about it; two heads and all. EJ - Why? Because your head was full of police procedures before you reverted to your lipstick wars? Billie - Yes I was an officer of the law once upon a time; I am a good investigator. EJ - Although we've already established that you're not looking for anything and that you just want to help me out out of the goodness of your heart, right? Billie - Stefano has hurt my mother and it's time for him to pay so stop stalling. Are you in or are you out? EJ - My dear, you don't seriously think I'm going to betray my father, do you? Billie - Oh, you're going to be loyal EJ? Especially now that you know that your father has betrayed you. EJ - I wish I could say that it had been a pleasure. Billie - We don't have to get along to help each other out. Let me leave you something to chew on. I was talking to my sister-in-law Carrie about John's arrest and exoneration and apparently Carrie was able to get the charges dropped against John because someone tipped she and Rafe off. And the key to John's innocence was in the timing of when John's money transfer was supposed to have been made. EJ - What does that have to do with me? Billie - They had almost given up on clearing his name when all of a sudden the information they needed to prove his innocence came to them out of the blue by a very unlikely source. EJ - Well Billie that is fascinating but if you'll excuse me, I'm afraid I have to get going. Billie - Didn't you ever wonder how they figured it out? I mean Carrie and Rafe are smart but they kept running up against one deadend after the other until someone pointed them in the right direction. EJ - If you say so. Billie - Ask yourself, how did they solve that puzzle and exonerate John Black? Or better yet, ask your father.
HTS - Part 4: The four of them are strolling together talking about what they did on the trampoline. Lucas, Allie and Sami sit down on a bench. Lucas mentions that their mother was on the all-county gymnastics team in Gr. 11. Will didn't know that. Sami says she didn't make it to the championship tournament because ... Will - Because you got pregnant with me? Sami - It's not that I had a chance - besides I ended up with a way better prize. Lucas has pictures if he wants to see them. Sami threatens - only if she can show pictures of him in his military uniform. Sound like a date? Will - I'll pass. I wish things could be like that again but they can't. He walks away. Lucas asks Allie if she had fun today. Will comes back and asks Allie if she's ready for that very berry smoothie he promised her. She is. Then I'll take you over to grandma's for your very favourite dinner. He tells Lucas he's really glad he's staying. Sami gives Allie a hug and asks Will to tell grandma that they'll be by later to pick up Allie. They leave. Lucas tells Sami he's sorry. He wanted today to be special with the kids. Sami - It was special. Allie had a really great time. Lucas - I think Will did to as much as he doesn't want to admit it. Sami had fun. Lucas - Thank you. Sami - It was awesome. It's been a long time since we had family time and it was really special today even if Will couldn't stand to be within 10 ft of me. Lucas - If he felt that way he never would have come. Sami - That's one way to look at it. And there's one thing Will and I can agree on. I'm glad you're back. She gives him a hug. Lucas - That makes 3 of us.
Brady house - Part 4: John - Alright. Roman is going to meet us; I'll give you a call. Hope hugs Marlena - It won't be long. Marlena tells Bo she's just so glad he's home. So is Bo. Hope tells them to be careful as they're leaving. Well Mr. Brady, it's getting late. I should get you up to bed. Bo - There's something I need more than sleep; time alone with my beautiful wife. You don't know how much I've missed you. Hope - Oh yes I do. They kiss.
Outside: Marlena asks John if he doesn't think asking Roman for around the clock security is going a little overboard. John - No. There's something different about Stefano this time around. In all these years I've never seen the man so desperate. Marlena - Why do you say that? John - It's as if his neverending chess game is finally coming to an end. He's going all out for one last checkmate and it doesn't matter who or what he has to sacrifice in order to get that win. As they walk away from Bo and Hope's house a man comes out of the shrubbery and follows them.
HTS - Part 4: Lucas tells Sami he really did miss being with the kids like that; the whole family. Sami wishes Will felt the same way. Lucas is sure he does. Just don't give up. Sami - I won't. I just wish he knew and believed me when I tell him that I love him. Lucas is sure he does. I'll do whatever I can to help. Sami thanks him for staying, coming back in the first place, hanging in there with her even when she won't listen to his advice, for chasing me down and making me face my life but mostly for never giving up on me. Lucas - No problem at all. He gives her a quick kiss. Then they kiss again passionately.
Brady house - Part 5: Bo and Hope are on the couch kissing - it looks like someone is watching through the window.. Bo starts to take off her jacket but she stops and asks him if he's sure his doctors would approve. Bo - The only approval I need is yours. She kisses him - Of course I approve. The man watches.
HTS - Part 5: John and Marlena come in through the gates. John is on his cell. Marlena wants to stop at the market. John says no. I want to get you home as soon as possible. A thug grabs Marlena from behind and holds a knife to her throat. Stop right there. John - What do you want? Thug - Tell me where the coin is or the pretty lady is dead.
Monday Apr 30
HTS - Part 1: Kate catches Sami & Lucas in their liplock - OMG. My eyes actually hurt. Kate walks up to them and tells Lucas he needs a booster shot now. Lucas - Please stop it; could you please not do what you always do just this once. Kate - God I knew you were up to something. Sami - What are you doing spying on us? Kate - What I'm going to have to do is protect my son from a lying, scheming bitch who has screwed up his life more times than I can count. Lucas - That's enough. I mean it - stop it. Sami - No, actually I'd like to hear what she has to say then it will be my turn. Lucas - I can't stop her when she's like this; no force on earth could stop her right now. Kate - I really hoped and I really prayed that when he moved almost 8,000 thousand miles away from you he'd be safe. But underestimating you is like underestimating radioactive waste. Lucas - Would you stop please. Could we not do this in public. What could be more embarrassing. He looks around - Is everyone getting this. Kate - I really should have known that once your life started unraveling the way it always does despite the fact that you say you're an adult, that you're human ... that you would reach right out and suck him in one more time. Lucas looks at Sami - We're not going to leave until you get your turn, is that it? Kate - You go through money and marriages and children don't you and then you muck up your life beyond repair and then after that what do you do? You bat your eyes at him so he'll come running back to you. Lucas - Oh thanks. I love that opinion you have of me. Kate - Honey, do you really, really not get this. Is it so hard for you to believe. She tells you Will and Allie need you ... Lucas - Yeah. Kate - But she's the one who's a sick, hot mess. She exploits your weaknesses when she's desperate and once you serve your purpose she moves on to what is probably a better prospect. She moves on and she never looks back and she uses you over and over and over again. I don't want to see it happen again. Lucas - Relax. I don't see it that way. Kate - Of course you don't see it that way because you're under her influence. She's like a drug to you. She alters your reality. You know what you need to do. You need to quit her cold turkey. Go back to Hong Kong ... go back to your fiancée, go back to Summer. Lucas - Her name is not Summer for the last time! Her name is Autumn and she broke up with me. Kate - Oh God Lucas. You've got to get out of here; you've got to leave Salem please. There's a billion other women out there and believe me any one of them will be a better match than her. Sami smirks. Kate - And you. I'm not going to let you get away with this. There is no way I'm going to let you hurt him again. Sami smirks - Kudos, you never disappoint. Kate - Go to hell Sami. Sami - It's remarkable to me. You are this gold class slut and you are also completely a hypocrite. You realise that you cheating on Stefano is why Lucas lost his job and with your career history I didn't realise you were so motivated by your libido. Kate - You are such a bitch. Sami laughs. There's something else I just realised - that you're the first person in the history of the DiMera family to be kicked out on a morals charge. Kate - Lucas, please don't be an idiot. Go, go now. Sami - No, actually he can't go anywhere. He has ties to the community now. Lucas tries to get her to stop. Sami - She's going to find out. We should tell her. Lucas - This is not the time or the place. Sami - This is the perfect time for her to find out ... Kate - Find out what? Sami - Lucas is working with me at Countess W. Kate - What! Sami - Yeah. Lucas and I are going to be a team now. We're going to bury you and Madison and there's absolutely nothing you can do about it.
Rafe comes into the square and stops and leaves a message for Nicole. Just checking in to see if you need anything. Just a little worried after the hospital thing and you not picking up your phone. I'll talk to you soon.
The thug warns John - Make a move and she's the dearly departed. Roman arrives with gun drawn (Carrie is behind him) - Drop the knife now. I said drop the knife now. John hisses - Take him. Roman replies quietly - I don't have a shot yet. Roman repeats - I can't get a shot. John and Marlena exchange looks. John slightly nods his head; Marlena tromps on the guys foot and then elbows him in the gut and gets loose. The thug throws his knife at John, misses and then runs away with John in hot pursuit. Rafe goes chasing after them. Roman asks the ladies if they're okay. They are. Nice move with the boot! Marlena - John taught me a thing or two about self-defence. John comes back as Roman is putting out an APB on the thug and requesting backup. John - So now you see why I asked Roman for protection. Marlena - Yes I do. Thanks for your good training. I'm worried about Bo and Hope. John holds her.
Brady pub - Part 1: Justin joins Madison. You don't look very happy; is that why you wanted to see me? Madi wants him to handle her divorce for her. And I want you to push it through very quickly. Justin points out that the two of them have a lot of holdings, a lot to negotiate. Rushing through a divorce might end up costing you a lot of money. Madi - I don't care about the money. Justin - Making you absolutely unique in this world. Madi - I will tell you what I do care about. I want to make sure that everything that has to do with Mad World is 100% perfect. Justin - Do you see a problem on the horizon? Madi - I've known Ian for a very long time and it strikes me that he's making this divorce way too easy. Justin - Do you know why? Madi - All I know for sure is that if he's acting like a gentleman than I need to be very, very careful. Justin - So you think Ian is up to something. Madi - What I have never seen Ian do is give up. I've certainly never seen him give up easily. Justin - Okay. You do know that he can't contest the divorce if that's what you're worried about. Madi - What I'm worried about even though he can't contest the divorce is that he'll find some other way to keep me from marrying Brady. All the years Ian and were married he never gave me any indication that he would divorce me ever. Now all of sudden he does. I think he's trying to lull me into a false sense of security. And you know what, two can play at that game. Justin - It's hard to believe how the marriage ended seeing as the two of you trust each other so much. Madi - I don't trust him at all. I know no matter what he says it's if I can't have her, no one can have her especially Brady. Justin - So you think rushing through the divorce is somehow going to stop him? Madi - I think pushing through the divorce is going to force his hand. I need to find out what he's really up to so I can stop him permanently.
DiMera mansion - Part 1: Stefano is on the phone - I want to know the minute it has been executed and it better be soon.
Brady house - Part 1: Bo and Hope are stretched out on the couch kissing. Bo declares this is exactly what the doctor ordered. Time alone with you. Hope starts unbuttoning his shirt - Looks like you're going to get very, very healthy then. Bo likes the sound of that. They kiss as someone watches through the window. Someone approaches the door with a gun at their side and reaches for the door handle. Bo breaks the kiss with Hope - I heard something. They see the door handle go down.
Brady pub - Part 2: Justin - Sorry Madison. I've spoken to several colleagues, explored every possible loophole I can think of and I don't see any way you can stop Ian from appointing Kate as co-CEO. Madi - According to Ian there is always a way so we have to find some other way to rattle his cage. Justin - As your attorney I should point out that rattling Ian's cage might not be such a good idea after all. As you know he's wealthy, powerful and a little ruthless. Madi - And I was his apprentice for a whole lot of years. I'm pretty sure I know every single one of his tricks. Justin - And I'm pretty sure you're going to do whatever the hell you want no matter what I say. Madi - I'm desperate to be free of him and desperate times call for desperate measures. She gets a text. It's business related - she has to make some calls. Justin will start the divorce proceedings and serve Ian as soon as possible. Madi thanks him. Just keep me posted. Justin will. He has a feeling this is going to be a pretty interesting case. He leaves.
HTS - Part 2: John, Marlena and Carrie sit down on a bench. John asks if he can get her anything. Marlena - Please don't fuss over me, I'm fine. John - You just had a knife held to your throat and you prefer to behave as if nothing happened. Marlena - I don't like being scared so I pretend that I'm not. Carrie - You could have fooled me. I couldn't believe how cool the two of you were. Me, not so much. Roman gets off his cell. Rafe says there's no sign of the guy who attacked you; it's like he disappeared into thin air. John - DiMera always has an escape plan. Broad daylight, public place ... I was just telling Doc I've never seen Stefano so desperate; it makes him even more dangerous. He just gave me a warning. If he doesn't get that coin back someone is going to die. Roman - The problem is we can't prove he's behind all this. Marlena - Well there's never real proof, is there? Roman - Yeah. Anyway John is right about it getting too dangerous. I talked to Spencer; he's sending an agent over to take you to a secure ISA safehouse. Marlena - Is that necessary? Yes it is. We can't protect you unless you're someplace restricted, monitorable and controlable. John agrees. Roman - I don't want to scare you anymore than you probably already are but the guy Spencer is sending over, this Agent Harmon - has been assigned to DiMera for years and he says they have intel that Stefano has hired professional assasins and that he has something very big planned for quote ... all of my enemies in Salem. Marlena - We know who made the top of the list. John - So this attack is just the beginning. Roman - It looks that way. That's why we have to get you guys over to that safehouse as soon as possible. I sent Rafe over to Bo and Hope's to tell them what's going on. He should be there now. John comforts Marlena - It's okay. It's a good thing. Marlena - I'm so glad you were here.
Brady house - Part 2: Bo has his gun now. He opens the door and ends up having his gun pointed at Rafe. Rafe - Are you expecting someone else? Bo - How long have you been here? Rafe - I just got here, why? Bo - Did you try the doorknob just now? Rafe - No, I wouldn't do that. Do you think someone was trying to get in? Bo - I don't know, maybe. I could be a little on edge. Hope - Rafe, what's going on? This isn't a social call. Rafe - No, it isn't. Listen, she's okay but Marlena was just attacked by someone with a knife. They all go inside the house. The man watches. Rafe - The guy with the knife must have had someone waiting in the car. Bo - So you're telling us the attack on Marlena was perfectly timed. Hope - Which means it was Stefano; of course we can't prove it. Rafe - There's more. Roman wants John and Marlena to go to a safehouse. Bo and Hope agree that's a good idea. Rafe - He wants you guys to go too. I know it's a lot to ask. You guys aren't big on hiding ... Bo - Don't worry about it. That is also a good idea. Hope - Yeah. Ciara is already with your mom and there's that church trip coming up. Bo - So Mom can take Ciara with her and they'll be out of the line of fire. Hope - We'll get some things together and leave as soon as possible. Rafe - That's an easier sell than I expected. Bo - Well we were all talking about it earlier. Hope - Ciara needs to be safe and she needs us to be safe until we bring this bastard down for good.
DiMera mansion - Part 2: Stefano is on the phone again. So that fake attack on Marlena looked real? And my man got away? Excellent. Now they know how far I'm willing to go to get my coin back. Yes do exactly as you were instructed and keep me informed of every move that they make.
HTS - Part 3: Kate - Please tell me that this isn't true. Lucas - Just because I'm working with Sami doesn't mean that I betrayed you. Kate - No. It absolutely does mean that you betrayed me but I'm going to let it pass for now because I know that you have children and I know that you have responsibilities. But you need to find something where you're going to earn money, not lose it. Sami - Actually Kate, that's the plan. Kate - Really? Because I think you would lose money selling lemonade in the Sahara. Maybe you learned something about business from me but now you're going to be working opposite me and Madison and we're going to bury you. Sami - I don't think so. I think you're little partnership is flawed by the fact that you are screwing her husband. Lucas - Okay, that's enough. Lucas has to get inbetween them. That's enough - both of you - go back to your neutral corners. Kate - Are you through? Lucas - Yeah. Kate - No, there's nothing 'through' about this. Trust me, it's not over. She walks away. Sami - She mutters something - all I got was 'go after her'. If you hadn't been here I would have really let her have it.
Brady pub - Part 3: Kate walks to the bar and orders a martini. Madison walks up to her - Kate. Kate - Just when I thought my day couldn't get any worse. Madi - So you're having a bad day. Why don't you share. Wanna tell me about it? Kate - No. Madi - Really? Come on. Share with me. I'm not having a great day myself. Justin just told me there's no way for me to stop Ian from making you co-CEO. Kate - Well, maybe for a minute. Madi - There's a table right there. Let's talk, woman to woman. Kate - CEO to CEO. Madi - You can't be any happier about this than I am. Kate - Well I certainly wouldn't have chosen you to work with to put it kindly. But I think this job is going to present a challenge if not an opportunity. Madi - You think this job is going to present a big fat paycheque which you desperately need because Stefano dumped you. Kate - I'm not as desperate as you think I am. And after you left the meeting yesterday I stayed behind to tell Ian that I thought it would be absolutely impossible for the two of us to work together. It was just not going to fly. Madi - So you turned it down. Kate - No, because I stayed and listened to the explanation of why he wants us to work together. Would you like to hear what it is he told me that made me change my mind?
HTS - Part 4: Roman ends his call and tells the others - That was Rafe. Bo and Hope are on board. We'll meet them at the safehouse. Carrie - Can I do anything? Austin and I can look after Ciara. Roman - That's okay. Ciara is with her grandmother; she's okay for now. We'll make sure they both stay okay. Now that agent I told you about will take us to the townhouse so you can pick up some things but we've got to move fast. Just the basics okay. Agent Harmon shows up. Roman introduces him to everyone. John - Roman says you've been on Stefano's detail for a number of years. Harmon - Many frustrating years. John - I don't need to tell you how treacherous he can be. Harmon - You sure don't. John - In all the years I've known him I've never seen him so desperate. If he doesn't get this coin he's going to keep coming after us. Harmon - We better get going. John stops Marlena - I am so sorry. Marlena - Don't be sorry. We're going to be together. That's all that matters.
Lucas - You really think you held back just now. Sami - Yes. After everything she said she deserved a lot more. Lucas - I can't improve your relationship with my mother, I get that but what about us. What about our relationship. Sami - Our relationship is great. What do you mean? We're getting along great with the kids and we're going to work together. Our relationship was good even before we ... Lucas - Before we kissed? Sami - Yeah. I am so glad you're back and that you're staying. Lucas - I get that. What I want to know is why. Sami - Why what? Lucas - Why are you glad I'm staying? Sami - Because we're good together, that's why. Lucas - It has nothing to do with the fact that it galls my mother completely that we're working together? That's not it? Sami scoffs - It never even crossed my mind. Lucas - I'm not going to do this. I'm not going to help you get revenge on people like this. Sami - I'm not doing that. Lucas - That's exactly what you're doing. You didn't let it just slip out that we're working together. You let my mother spew all the venom you had and then you flung it in her face. You did it in public. Sami - I didn't do that. Lucas - Yes you did. Remember what we talked about. You know what today was going to be. It was going to be a drama free day. What happened to that? Sami shrugs. Lucas - You know what. You can't tell me things that I see with my own eyes aren't true. Sami - I never do that. Lucas - You always do that and I'm not going to have it anymore. That's it. I may not be able to improve your relationship with my mother but I'm not going to have you guys playing me against each other. I won't do it anymore. Sami - Fine. You don't want to work at Countess W then fine, you don't have to work with me. But if you're going to back out of our deal then just tell me now.
Safehouse - Part 1: Rafe is there along with Agent Harmon, Bo, Hope, John and Marlena. Bo - This is nice; the perfect opportunity for the 4 of us to get to know each other even better. Marlena has her cell out - Word game anybody? Hope - I hate living our lives as a reaction to Stefano. So does Bo. John - I think we all just to hang onto to the idea that the sooner we figure out what this coin means the sooner we put Stefano away. Roman comes in with Agent Spencer. Carrie stopped to get groceries; she'll be here soon. Rafe - Wait, Carrie knows where this place is? I don't think that's such a good idea. Roman - Why not? Rafe - Because then she's involved too; puts her in jeopardy. Roman - Don't worry as soon as everyone gets settled in she'll go and she'll be protected. Rafe - Great. You guys are sure you won't followed? Spencer - Positive. John - We took the backroads. If anyone was tailing us we would have spotted them. Rafe - I hope you're right. Spencer - There's no need to worry. This place has a state of the art security system in direct communication with headquarters. There's no landlines, computer terminals, wi-fi or anything else that can be hacked, breached or compromised. Rafe - If you say so. Spencer - Once FBI always FBI eh. You really don't trust any other agency, do you? Rafe - Actually I think it's that I know very well what DiMera is capable of. Spencer - Yes I know you do which is why I hope you'll accept my offer. I want to enlist you into the ISA; at least until all these threats are over with. John - That's quite an offer Rafe. See the FBI doesn't usually trust the ISA anymore than the ISA trusts the FBI. Rafe - Whatever I can do; glad to help. Spencer - Marvellous. Harmon will be your contact. Roman - Keep the communication to a minimum. Any breach at all Stefano could find out. Hope - What about our families? Roman - I will let anyone that needs to know that you are safe and there's no need to worry. Right now I've got to make some phone calls so I'll be back. Spencer - Meanwhile I have news about that coin DiMera was willing to kill for.
HTS - Part 5: Lucas - You're amazing, you know that. This is classic you. I tell you something you don't like so what do you do? You give me an ultimatum. Sami - It's not an ultimatum. I'm just saying if you don't want to work with me you've got to tell me now. Lucas - I'm not backing out. I'm trying to set things straight before they begin; that's all. And I'm not going into revenge with you so I'm not going after Madison or my mother. We're not trying to bury the company; we're trying to make what we have grow and prosper. Sami - Well obviously. That goes without saying. Lucas - It doesn't go without saying and I won't have you string me along. We're doing this for us, for our kids and for our future. But if anything happens; if you do anything at all underhanded that's it - I'm gone. I mean it. Sami - It sounds like you don't trust me. Lucas - I don't trust you so know that your new partner is going to be watching you like a hawk. So if you don't want to work together now under these new terms and conditions fine, you just let me know but you're going to have to do it now. Sami - You've changed. Lucas - Yeah. I guess if I don't let you play me like a poker hand anymore, yeah, I guess I've changed. Sami - I don't want to play you like a poker hand. I just want to work with you. Lucas - And? Sami - And I get that you don't want to be in the middle of a war between me and your mother. Lucas - So promise me it's not going to happen. Sami - To be completely honest I promise to try my best not to let that happen. Lucas - Okay. That wasn't so bad, was it? We're making some headway. I might regret this but you have a deal. That makes Sami happy. Lucas - I'm glad we got that settled then. I just have one more question. What's going on with that kiss? Sami - That kiss was just me thanking you for taking me, Will and Allie out and showing us a fun day; reminding us that we're a family. Lucas - Are you sure that's all it was? Sami - You tell me. She kisses him again.
Brady pub - Part 4: Madi - Do you really think you can trust Ian or anything he says because you know this partnership is just his way of rubbing my nose in it. Kate - In what? Madi - The fact that you're back in his life. Kate - OMG. Don't you think that's a bit disingenuous coming from someone who is asking him for a divorce? So you just want him pining away after you while you set up housekeeping with Brady. Madi - Look, I knew my freedom from Ian would come with a price. I didn't know the price would be having to work with his mistress. Kate - Fine. Why don't we start with what we have in common. We loathe each other. Madi - Oh, finally, a point of agreement. Kate - But we're also both ambitious and pragmatic and we have to work together. And I think Ian has given me the perfect motivation for that. So he started off by telling me a few things about you that I already knew. Madi - Like what? Kate - Like you're ruthless and you're driven and he didn't exactly say craven but that was implied. Madi - And that's all he said? Kate - No. He also said that you were creative, intelligent and self-sufficient. He said those were the traits we had in common and I thought that was a fairly accurate assessment of me at least. Madi - Okay but I don't see any of that convincing you to want to work with me. Honestly this whole diva thing you have going on, you don't do duets at least not with women. Kate - That's true. I don't and I did feel that Ian was a little off his game; singing your praises wasn't exactly warming my heart. Then he shifted gears and he talked about our shared sense of competition, acute sense of competition, overwhelming sense of competition. Madi - I do like winning. Kate - So do I. Almost as much as I like seeing someone I despise lose. Madi - I think I might be beginning to see the light here. Kate - Yes. I think we also both have a sense of retribution and we're really motivated when we can focus on bringing down ... let's see ... how I can best put this, bringing down an arrogant little bitch. Madi - So while we both despise each other we hate Sami even more. Kate - Yes. You and I if nothing else are highly, highly motivated. So we're in agreement? Madi - Yes, we work together for one reason and one reason only; bring down the bitch also known as Sami Brady.
Safehouse - Part 2: Spencer - The ISA had a duplicate half coin made. It's being delivered to DiMera as we speak. John - With limited resources Hope and I tried the same thing in Alamainia. It bought us a little bit of time but he saw right through it. Spencer - He won't see through this. It's an exact replica right down to the finest detail; weight, quality of gold, even down to the slightest scratch with one noticeable exception. John - The inscription. Spencer - Yes the partial decode of the original coin we have says Yvette. The decoy will be gobblygook; it's virtually indecipherable. Harmon - It's nice to think of DiMera being that frustrated. Hope - I hope it drives him crazy. Harmon - Is it okay if I head back and start setting up the surveillance teams. Spencer tells him to keep him posted. Harmon will be in touch. He leaves but not before saying - You all stay safe. Spencer - Hernandez, I need to walk you through the security system and then I have to leave. Bo - John, do you think that after all these years we may be close to ending this war with the DiMera's? John - Yeah. We just have to make sure that we're the ones that win.
DiMera mansion - Part 3: Stefano opens the package he's just received. He pulls out the half coin and examines it - Finally.
Safehouse - Part 3: Spencer returns - Hernandez is up to speed on security. He'll fill you in on it. I'll make sure this place is monitored, patrolled. Even though this place is remote we can't be too careful where DiMera is concerned. He's bound to get suspicious when he finds out you've all just disappeared. Bo - Hopefully he won't give a damn now that he thinks he has his precious coin. John - I'd love to be a fly on the wall watching him try and decode a message that's impossible to decode. Marlena - I'd like to be a fly on the wall to watch him pace in that tiny jail cell. Hope - With his cellmate Bubba. Spencer - Remind me to never get on your bad side. If anything out of the ordinary comes up, you call me. John - Will do. Thanks Spencer. As Spencer opens the door to leave, Carrie shows up. Marlena thanks her for doing this. John tells Marlena it looks like Spencer has thought of everything. Marlena - He has. Just like the other person who thinks of everything, Stefano. Roman tells everyone to try and settle in, relax for awhile; I'll call and check on you in a while. Rafe is going to stay and show them how the security system works. Roman leaves. Carrie asks Marlena to come in the kitchen and see if there's anything she missed; she can write a list for her dad. Marlena - I see we're going to operate on traditional gender roles. Carrie looks at the guys - Do we really want these two cooking in the kitchen? Marlena - I don't mind, I'll help. So will Hope. The ladies head to the kitchen. Bo - How long do you think this is going to take? It's killing us to be away from Ciara again. John - With them cooking, hopefully a couple of days. You know Stefano is going to be occupied trying to break that fake code that will give the ISA time to crack the real one; hopefully come up with some intel that will put him away. Rafe - Do you really think the fake coin is that good? John - You heard Spencer, he said it's a perfect replica. Bo - It better be. If Stefano finds out we tried to trick him again, he won't hestitate on following through on his threats.
DiMera mansion - Part 4: Stefano is on his laptop. He types in 'toxic gas brain tumor'. Agent Harmon comes in. Stefano looks up. I've been expecting you. Another fake? Are you sure of that? Harmon - I was standing right there when Spencer told them about it; how it was delivered to you and the inscription was undecodable. Stefano - They must take me for a fool. Harmon - One more thing; the inscription on the real coin - they decoded part of it. So far they got Yvette. Stefano - Thank you. Harmon - Is there anything else you want me to do. Stefano - Yes. Take care of them. All of them.
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