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August 18, 2008
Pin-up Girls Don't Shop at the Salvation Army
runs around the mansion calling for Rolf, the only person who she thinks can
get Stefano and EJ out of the hospital. She's sure that Sami and EJ are
already making love. Pouting and pouring herself a drink, she wonders how he
could choose to be with someone he has to convince to love him. She weeps as
she tries to imagine how she could ever be with someone like him.
show fades into black and white. Lucas is a P.I.. He sits in his dank
office, smokes and wonders if his wife is beating the heat. She is. Across
town she has her own "limey" climbing off of her. She asks if all the Brits
are so good. He says they have to have the right tools. She calls him Junior
and he snaps, telling her only his wife can call him that. He tells her
about his time in Singapore. Climbing on top of him, she tells him he does
things to her that her husband would never think of. They hear a noise and
start to freak. He shoves her in the closet. Nicole walks in and gropes her
beefcake trophy husband. She's been driving and looking for a cool breeze.
She asks him what he's been doing. He claims he's been trying to nap.
Looking at the bed, she has her doubts. He better not be stepping out on
her, she threatens; she's paid for him and doesn't like to share her toys.
"As long as you love me and only me... and you do don't you Junior?" she
furrows her brow. He promises to always be faithful and offers her a high
ball but there's no ice. She tells him to wash off his sweat while she gets
the ice. After she steps out, he pushes Sami out and lights a smoke.
Relaxing, he doesn't notice the earring that Sami left behind on the floor.
grumbles around his office wishing he could afford butter to put on his
bread. Business is so bad he had to let his secretary go. He's relieved
that, at least, he has the love of a good woman. Sami walks in on cue and
resists a kiss from her "honey bunny" because it's too hot. He gropes her
and says the closest thing he got to work was an old man who thought he was
the dentist. She tells him they can live on bologna and eggs. He informs her
they're dead broke. Desperate for cash, he wants to sell her earrings. She
notices one is lost. They search around and he asks her where she's been.
She flashes back to squealing under EJ on the silk sheets. Lucas comforts
her and tells her something will turn up.
Club Marlowe, a smoking Philip finds a bespectacled Chloe and asks her if he
can help her out. She searches for a nickel to pay for her coffee, but she's
broke. He offers her a job but she can't cook... only sing. He warns her
that they have flash crowd here. She begs for a chance to show him what she
can do. Climbing up on stage, she sings for him and he nods before slowly
clapping. He offers her a full time job. She's enthusiastic but warns him
that she's only singing for her supper; she knows that all men are beasts.
He says it will be awhile before men start chasing her the way she looks
right now. "Pin-up girls don't shop at the Salvation Army," he quips.
Pulling off her glass, he tells her she can clean up just fine.
home, EJ showers as Nicole cleans the carpet. She discovers the earring and
pensively sits on the bed, stifling her tears. She promptly goes over to see
Lucas. He bemoans the fact that his enemies in the underworld have been
putting the kibosh on his business. Nicole tells him she doesn't care about
all that, she still wants to hire him. They barter for his services and she
likes his spunk. Agreeing to his price, she tells him to hunt down the cheap
tart sleeping her husband. He asks for a clue. She flashes the earring. His
eyes go wide. "What's the matter shamus?" she asks. He tells her it's her
lucky day: Case closed. This is the hardest money he's ever earned and her
little case just broke his heart. The cheap tart is his wife. "Small world
huh?" she grimaces; so what's he gonna do about it. "I'll think of
something," he mutters, staring out the window.
had a quick make-over and takes to the stage. Philip chain smokes as she
serenades the audience. EJ strolls in and orders some champagne. He sizes
Chloe up. Philip warns him that she's taken, even if she doesn't know it
yet. EJ likes the challenge.
Lucas stands in his office playing with his gun when his former secretary,
Chloe, walks in. He's shocked to see her glammed up. She tells him that she
got a new job already and hands him some cash, because she knows he's hard
up. He refuses to take a handout out from a dame and tells her to keep her
nose clean. She insists that she hasn't done anything to be ashamed of; her
heart belongs to one man only, "Some P.I.." They kiss. He steps away. "The
way I'm feeling now is illegal," he says. "That's a compliment right?" she
asks, squinting. He talks about the twinkle in her eyes. She says it's her
astigmatism. He can't cheat on his wife, even if she is cheating on him. She
tells him Sami could never love him like she does. Nicole strolls in and
tells Chloe to get lost so she can and Lucas can go and catch her husband in
the act. Lucas offers to get her pictures. She wants to be there in the
flesh. She tells Chloe this is just business and she's not the competition.
Chloe tells Lucas that he can whistle for her if he changes her mind. Nicole
closes the door on her.
takes Sami to the club. Philip asks them if they want a table or a bed.
"He's funny!" Sami giggles, running off to the powder room. He and Philip
light up. "Watch out Junior. Your two-timing will be the death of you,"
Kiriakis warns. Moments later, as EJ and Sami make out in a corner, Nicole
and Lucas walk in and spot the couple. She can't understand why her husband
would pick up such a cheap tramp. Chloe begins to sing and Lucas stops in
Sami gets home, Lucas tells her the jig is up. Handing him her wedding ring,
she tells him she's going away with EJ and walks out. Back at the club,
Philip tells Chloe to forget the other guy. He'd do anything to make her
happy if she'll give him the chance, he says, pulling her into a kiss. Over
at Nicole's, EJ packs and tells her he'll be moving out. Though he promises
there's not other dame, he's ready to walk out. She kisses him. He pats her
cheek. "No one walks out on me!" she yells. Junior walks out. Later, Sami
runs in searching for EJ. Nicole reminds her that this is her house and
promptly begins choking the bimbo with her scarf before flopping her on the
bed and suffocating her with a pillow. "That's what you get Goldilocks for
sleeping in Mama Bear's bed," she says.
snaps out of her fantasy. "Funny how I always end up the bad girl," she
August 19, 2008
How Many Times do I Have to Kill you Before you Really Croak?
Nicole's fantasy world, Lucas thinks that Chloe is one hot tomato and one he
could count on, not like his two timing wife. Seeing her smooching Philly K
at the club hurts him even more than his wife's betrayal. Lucas interrupts
them and tells Chloe that what she does on her own time is her business.
Philip is defensive. Chloe says she doesn't fool around with married men,
but insists that what he's walked in on, isn't what he thinks. Lucas strolls
out. Chloe is ready to run after him. Philip holds her back. She tells him
that she loves Mr. Horton. He can tell just from looking at them that
they're in love; if she wants to run after him and make a fool of herself,
she can go ahead, but he can give her what Lucas can't. If she leaves him
now, she'll be leaving her new career behind and end up eating soup at the
mission. She doesn't want that. He tells her to get changed into something
tight and low for the show.
many times do I have to kill you before you really croak?!" Nicole shouts as
she suffocates Sami. Once Sami stops kicking, Nicole hopes she's dead
because killing her is exhausting. "I look better than you ever did," she
says, looking in the mirror after she climbs off the stiff. The front door
opens. EJ strolls in looking for Sami. Nicole ruins his expectations. She
thought he was going out of town. He forgot something. "Your mistress?" she
asks, telling him that his floozy won't be showing up. He won't deny it. He
loves Nicky, but this is the man he is and the man he's always been. "I just
can't stay faithful," he admits. She offers to learn anything for him to
please him. He tells her that he's a no-good grifter and any woman he picks
up, he will cheat on. "Then it was all for nothing..." she sadly says. He
guesses Sami must have been there, so what did she do to her? She would do
anything if she thought it meant getting him back. He says she's too classy
for him. He strolls back out, leaving her with a body on the floor.
goes back to his office to get drunk before he starts thinking about what to
do with his life. His plans are interrupted when Nicole calls to confess
that she "took care of her". He's not following so she asks him over to see
for himself. She waits and files her nails. He arrives. When he walks in,
she asks him if he likes the bedroom. He asks if she is playing tit for tat.
Pouring a drink, she tells him he won't be happy with her. Lucas grabs her
and demands to see his wife. Nicole points at the lump on the floor with her
shoe. "I'm not taking the rap for this," he says as he checks the corpse.
She's sure that he'll be the prime suspect and could easily get life for
this so she wants his help. She didn't plan to kill Sami, but she gave her
too much lip. Lucas doesn't want to dump his wife in an alley; even she
deserves better. Whipping out his gun, he tells her to shut her trap. She
compliments his gun and challenges him to snuff her but he won't put a hole
in a dame even if she deserves it. Handing her a gun with the serial number
removed, he tells her to do what she has to and walks out.
the club, Chloe sings while Philip listens. He tells her she really poured
her heart into that one but could have just faked it. She wonders if he is
going to wait before trying to take advantage of her. He's not that kind of
guy and won't fire her; the customers like her after all. She sits down and
agrees to his offer. He suggests that she needs to find a way to move on and
forget about Lucas. "It won't be easy," she pouts, and she doesn't want to
be alone. They kiss. He breaks away. He wants her to want him and won't play
second banana to her old boss. "You're a better lug than I gave you credit
for," she says. Standing up, she announces that she has to find Lucas.
Ripping up her music sheet, she tells Philip that his customers deserve
better. He tells her to go for it. "You're a good egg Mr. K!" she says,
kissing his cheek and scurrying off.
walks into the club. He sits with Philip at the bar and they drink. He tells
Philly that something must have happened to the piece of skirt he was in
there with before. Nicole walks in. EJ reminds her that they're through.
Philip leaves them alone. Nicole sips her Manhattan and tells him that she
killed his mistress. He laughs and doesn't believe it. "I'm crazy for you
lover!" she exclaims. Sami's dead and the only thing that matters is that
they're together now. He says that will never happen. She takes out the gun
and announces that she will kill them both. "You and me, back in bed or
dead?" she challenges. He tells her that she was taking him for granted.
Calming her with a lot of promises, he takes the gun and places it on the
bar. No one's ever loved him enough to kill for him. He asks her what she
did with the body. She dumped it in the trash. He tells her that she needs
to go on the lam and they run off, leaving the gun behind.
looks for Lucas in his office. He's gone and so, she imagines, is any chance
she's had with him. Leaning over, she peers out the window. Lucas catches
her and guesses she is about to jump. As he pulls her out, she explains that
she was just trying to get some air. He'd rather listen to anyone's problems
but his own right now. He pours her a drink and she tells him she quit her
job. She had everything while she was working for Philly K... everything but
Lucas. That's music to his ears. He plants one on her. "But what about your
wife?" she asks. He tells her that she's dead and he blew the whistle on
Nicole. Chloe's sure that everything will work out for them now. He just
wants a fresh start with someone he can trust, someone like her.
and EJ go home to pack. He swears it will just be the two of them forever.
She tells him to prove it. They fall on the bed. Before she can pull his
shirt off, there's a knock at the door. Roman and Abe burst in and tell her
she's going away, but it won't be on vacation. She plays dumb. They don't
buy it; they know that Sami is stone cold dead and she's the one who iced
her. "You're done toots," Roman says. They cuff her. EJ smokes. She asks him
to wait for her. "Sorry doll face, I'm not that guy," he says. Roman tells
her she's going to the chair. They drag her out. EJ swipes her remaining
cash. Back in reality, Nicole wonders if EJ could really love her if Sami
was out of the picture. "I can't even get EJ in my own imagination," she
says, running off to find out what's going on at the hospital.
August 20, 2008
I Don't Like the way You've Been Leading our Life
the hospital, Tony shines the light on John while he messes with the
ventilation wires. Anna walks in, coughs and collapses. Tony runs to her and
promptly falls on top of her. John checks their pulses to make sure they
aren't dead. Stefano taunts him through the intercom again, cackling and
telling John it's too late. John throws a tantrum and smashes the intercom.
Storming down the hall, he calls for Stefano but finds a young boy. "My name
is Stefano," he says. John is baffled. He explains that he is his
half-brother and his mother is Colleen. "Colleen ruined my life!" the boy
blurts out. He explains that his mother kicked Santo out after he told her
about Colleen and he was never the same after that. John makes excuses for
his mother and blames Santo for everything. Little Stefano runs off.
John follows, he finds Santo waiting for him in the hall. John's shocked by
how much he looks like EJ. John doesn't want to talk to his long lost
father. Santo explains that he never knew that Colleen was pregnant; if he
had, he would have claimed him as his son and raised him. He asks his father
how it feels to have fathered a monster like Stefano. Santo insists that it
was life that made him a monster; he wishes things could have been
different. He tells his son that the life he is leading is wrong. John
doesn't want his advice. Santo says that, from what he's heard, he once was
a man who he could have been proud of. He needs to stop being like he and
Stefano and be more like Colleen's son. John is furious. His mother
abandoned him and never knew him.
vanishes as John continues to lash out about his mother, almost breaking
into tears. Santo reappears. He tells him that he wants what's best for him;
he needs help from Marlena. She's in love with him and can make him the man
he used to be. John doesn't want that and he doesn't need her. "You're wrong
John and that's a fact," the old John says as he suddenly appears. John
doesn't want help from himself; he got himself killed. "You're sure not
yourself," old John tells new John. They bicker. "I don't like the way
you've been leading our life," old John says. New John doesn't care; he
likes having the DiMera clout. They accuse each other of being cowards. Old
John tells new John that life is about family and friendship; things he had
until Stefano took them away. Now he is too busy leading Stefano's life to
know what he is missing. John tells himself to walk away. Old John tells him
again not to throw away the best thing that ever happened to them: Marlena.
John still doesn't want to be who he was. Santo tells him not to give up on
love and embraces his son. John snaps out of it. A tear runs down his cheek.
the hall, Stefano cradles baby Joe and tells him that he has big plans for
him. Rolf soon appears and tells Stefano it's an honor to serve him again.
Stefano hands him the child and Rolf promises to follow his instructions to
the letter. Rolf hurries off to put things in motion and soon returns. "What
I set out to do will soon be completed," Stefano says.
her hospital room, Marlena is woken when her twin sister, Sam, pulls off her
oxygen mask. Marlena assumes she must be dead if she is seeing her dead
sister. "You did a bad thing and now you gotta pay for it," Sam says;
hurting Stefano was crossing the line. Marlena doesn't understand why she is
there. Sam asks her why she did what she did. Marlena's not interested in
explaining, she just wants the antidote. Her sister demands an answer to her
question. Marlena insists she only did it because of what he did to John.
Sam doubts it and prods for the real answer. Marlena admits that she
injected Stefano, wanting to make him a prisoner in his body "because the
bastard deserved it". Sam tickles her sister's toes and tells her that
revenge has never been her style. "No, it's your style," Marlena shoots back
at her. They flash back to Sam drugging Marlena. "You weren't very nice back
then Sam," Marlena surmises. Sam says she was misguided, but her sister
helped her so, now, she'll return the favor. She explains that her sister
has spent so much time worrying about John that she has lost her way as a
person. Her love for him has cost her too much. Marlena tells her sister how
hard it was to lose John and then to get him back only to have him not know
who she was. Sam reminds her that she can't help someone who doesn't want to
be helped. "Well I can try," Marlena says. She tells her sister how
wonderful John is and starts crying. "I can see he makes you happy," Sam
flashes back to the days of large hair and gaudy jewels. She unwraps a good
luck charm from John. He explains what all of the charms mean. They flash
forward to another of their several honeymoons. He shows her the bed and
meal he prepared for her on his private jet. Sam laughs and tells her she
needs to accept that he's gone. Marlena can't do that. They flash back to
when Sam was sent to the sanatorium and how she blamed herself for
everything that happened between them. Marlena taught her sister how to
forgive herself and find inner strength. Marlena says things are worse for
John; he won't even admit that he has a problem. Sam's sure that if anyone
can help him, she can. Before Sam can leave, Marlena begs for her help: She
still needs the antidote. Sam tells her that she can do it on her own and
vanishes. Marlena wakes up and tells herself that she can do this. Her
fingers twitch and she reaches over to grip the syringe. Grabbing it, she
jabs it in her leg
the hall, Tony regains consciousness and helps Anna off the floor. They talk
about their dreams of Stefano. He promises her that his father will get what
he deserves. She wishes he wouldn't talk like that. They kiss and cuddle.
August 21, 2008
She Should Have Killed him
returns to the hospital. Nothing new has happened. The cops still search for
a way onto the seventh floor. Roman explains to Abe that there is gas
flowing through the water filtration. "Dammit!" Abe growls. The IT guy
finally taps into a surveillance feed again. It just happens to catch sight
of EJ and Sami making out on the floor and Nicole just happens to spot it.
It's painful, but she can't tear her eyes away. Lexi tells Abe that there
are no complications from the people they've had to move out. He worries
about Stefano. She still doubts that her father is conscious, but Abe is
sure. "When we catch him, and we will, he is going to wish he never awakened
from that coma," he says. Kate rushes in and demands some answers from
Roman. He informs her that Stefano is upstairs with Lucas and there's a
chance that he's awake. Kate is sure that he will go after her son for
shooting EJ. Roman assures her that they are doing everything that they can.
As he rushes around, she stares at the surveillance feed of EJ and Sami.
"Lucas is so much better off without her," she says.
Lucas wakes in a hospital bed. He climbs out and wakes Chloe on the floor.
The gas has dispersed and they catch up on what's happened. "If Stefano's
behind this, it's not over... not by a long shot," he says. He keeps her
calm by having her breathe in a bag. When they walk into the hall, Stefano
startles them. "What do you want?" Lucas asks. Stefano has a list of wants.
Lucas is sure that one of them is taking him out. Stefano says he's not
going to do anything to them. He's not the one who will cause them pain, he
explains. Pulling out a gadget, he places it on the table and asks Lucas to
look in. The surveillance feed on EJ and Sami comes on. "I am not the one
that is going to hurt you," Stefano says. Lucas and Chloe aren't surprised
by what they're seeing. Lucas refuses to get upset and tells Stefano that
things are over between he and Sami. He tells Lucas that he got off easy and
is happy to see that he is moving on with Chloe while Sami realizes that her
place is with EJ. "They deserve each other," Lucas bites. "Together, they
will breed the future of this family," Stefano smiles.
the stairwell, EJ and Sami stop their make-out session. "We can't do this,"
he says. She bites her fist. He apologizes. She tells him he has nothing to
be sorry about and starts banging on the door. He asks her if this was all a
mistake. "It wasn't because of the gas or being trapped here. What happened
happened," she clarifies. She couldn't imagine her life without him. They're
interrupted when Roman and Abe suddenly burst in. Roman sends cops up to
search for Marlena. Sami tells her father about her hallucinations. Abe
sends her and EJ down to get checked out. As they stroll downstairs, Nicole
watches them from a distance. They find Lexi and she panics about the gas.
They insist they are fine. Abe and Roman walk down and explain that they are
cutting their way into the seventh floor. They rush off to prepare for a
confrontation with Stefano.
Sami rants about Stefano returning for revenge on her mother. Sami admits to
Lexi that her mother is the one who paralysed Stefano. "She should have
killed him," Sami barks. Kate asks about Lucas and wonders if Sami cares
about him at all. EJ comforts Sami as they walk across the room. Nicole
comes out of the shadows. Lexi approaches her; she's had her share of run
ins with Sami and she knows that Nicole cares about EJ. If there's any way
that she can get her brother away from Sami, then she needs to go for it.
Nicole fears it's a losing battle. EJ walks back over. Lexi makes herself
scarce. He smiles at Nicole and tells her that his father is on the loose
again. She doesn't know what's worse, Stefano or being trapped with Sami...
He guesses that she saw him with Sami in a compromising position. The visual
is burned deep in her brain.
and Chloe drift around upstairs but can't find anyone. He returns to his
room to check the phone. It's still dead. He suggests they wait and promises
he won't let anything happen to her. He tells her that he is really sick of
Sami this time and won't jump through hoops for her anymore. The only time
she is ever honest is when it benefits her. Chloe suggests that things could
change. Lucas is sure that nothing ever changes with Sami; history just
repeats itself. Now, he is grateful to be free of her and ready to
concentrate on his future. If he plays his cards right, she could be part of
that future, she smiles. He kisses her. They hear a baby crying. Hurrying
down the hall, they follow the sound of the baby.
in the lab, Steve bangs on the door while Kayla cries that their baby is
gone. He cradles her and promises they will get their son back. She's sure
that Stefano must be behind this. Steve is outraged. She continues crying.
He tells her not to give up. Suddenly, they can hear a baby cry. He bangs on
the door and yells until Lucas and Chloe hear them and run over. Kayla
shouts the access code to Lucas and he unlocks the door. They all run where
the sounds of the baby came from. Splitting up, they follow the sound. Kayla
and Steve find Joe in a laundry basket. He's okay. She wonders what the
point of all of this could have been. As she checks the baby over, she
notices a mark on his wrist but guesses it's just a freckle.
Abe and their men burst onto the floor. They don't see Stefano anywhere.
Suddenly, his image comes through the TV. He laughs that they've shown up
late as usual. He hopes the gas will prove to be non-toxic, but he wants
Marlena arrested for assault and attempted murder. If they don't punish her,
he will, he promises.
Downstairs, Lexi checks Sami over. Sami tells her about her hallucinations
from the gas and worries. Lexi walks out and Kate asks her what's happening.
Lexi says they need to be prepared. Lucas arrives and promptly tells his
mother that he saw Sami with EJ and he doesn't care about her anymore.
Meanwhile, EJ tries to explain himself to Nicole but she's not giving him a
chance. Lexi interrupts, wanting to examine him. He leaves with Sami
trailing after him.
Stefano return to the mansion with business to take care of. Stefano thanks
Rolf for his loyalty. "I assure you it has endured," Rolf says. Stefano
wants to get to work. He tells his minion that he needs to go underground
for a while. "Better safe than comatose," Rolf quips. His boss hands him
some papers to keep safe. He also has a message for Marlena, he proclaims as
he snaps the Queen chess piece in half. Rolf is flabbergasted. Stefano tells
them they can catch up when they reach their destination. He wants the lab
moved to a new location. Rolf explains that will be hard since it was
obliterated by John. Stefano is outraged. "He is finished!" he scowls. He
will have his vengeance of John and "malevolent" Marlena. He will raise a
whole new generation of DiMeras, more powerful and invincible than ever
before. Then, the vendetta will live on for generations.
August 22, 2008
the hospital, EJ and Tony sit in the stairwell and talk about their father's
nature. EJ wishes he hadn't tainted the incredible empire he built. They
laugh about how delusional their father must be. Tony reminds them that the
empire, and the fortune that goes with it, is theirs... and they have a
problem they need to hit head on. "John Black?" EJ guesses. Tony thinks he
needs to be taken care of. EJ isn't sure he wants to carry on their father's
legacy. "We've gotta put our own stamp on the DiMera franchise!" Tony
excitedly suggests. EJ feels bad; John has been nice to him. Tony pithily
tells him to send him roses. There is going to be a war and they need to
wrest control of the family empire back before it's sabotaged. He suggests
that the new order could be one that helps people. They hug. Tony exits...
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