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December 15, 2008
There is no Innocent Life!
Bo tries to put the star on his Christmas tree, he falls to the floor and
bangs his head. Hope rushes him over to the hospital. Kayla looks him over
and diagnoses his with 'Christamitus Stupiditus'. Bo doesn't appreciate the
joke. Kayla says it's just a mild concussion. "I didn't break anything
important," Bo says, holding ice to his head. Kayla and Hope complain about
what macho fools their husbands are. As Hope admits how worried she was when
he fell though, Bo flashes back to an image of the star on top of a gift to
his mother. When he and Hope return home, she asks him where the star is. He
can pick it out from across the room. She doesn't understand how he could
have known where it was. When she leaves him alone for a moment, he hears a
follows Kelly to the Cheatin' Heart to confront her for being a 'skanky
two-bit con'. Nicole follows him in. She stops him and accuses him of being
a fraud and no friend to her. Brady repeats that the girl is scamming her
and claims that he can prove it. He demands that she show them the photo of
the baby's father again. When she hands it over, he tells Nicole that the
guy in the photo is a counsellor from another rehab facility. It's a
magazine photo that has been photoshopped. If Kelly had the rehab mag, she
must have been in rehab too. She defends herself but Brady points out that
she was just smoking and drinking and threatens to call and find out if she
was in rehab. He threatens to take her back to rehab to protect the innocent
life inside her. "There is no innocent life!" she blurts out, lifting up her
skirt and revealing her fake belly. She tears it off, throws it on the
ground and stomps off. "Who would fake a pregnancy?" Nicole asks, appalled.
Brady tells her she's been too distracted by emotion to know when she is
being conned. When they sit down, he points out the irony of what just
happened and repeats his warning that EJ is a DiMera and the consequences of
lying could be more than just losing him.
the mansion, Lexi insists to EJ that she never meant for anything that
happened with the mayor to happen. He tells her to knock off the 'noble wife
and mother nonsense' and repeats that she's crossed a line. She thinks he's
kicking her when she's down and tells him how horrible she feels. He doesn't
seem to care and continues treating her sarcastically before suggesting she
leave. Before she does, she accuses him of relying on their father even more
than she does. He tells her to keep her voice down. She asks him why he is
putting his own children under Stefano's wing. He argues that the closer he
is to his father, the better he can protect his family. She finds his spin
on things hilarious. "I can separate business and family. I don't go to my
father and ask him to make hits on my enemies," he says. She's ready to walk
out, but he continues to badger her until Abe and Theo walk in. EJ asks the
child what he wants for Christmas. Theo hides in his father's coat. Abe
takes the boy to the kitchen. EJ apologizes to his sister. She doesn't want
his pity. Sitting down, she tells him how hard it is to not be having the
kind of Christmas other parents have with their children. They talk about
the holidays and how much they wish they could believe in their father.
Elvis tells her that he's sure her faith in her son will get him a long way
in life. Abe, Lexi and Theo leave and head out for a meal at the pub. When
Theo sees someone holding a gift, he begins screaming that he wants it. Lexi
and Abe are thrilled to see him getting so excited.
returns to the mansion. She asks EJ if he really loves her. He says that he
does, and not just because of the baby. He makes it clear that he's told
Sami he is moving on. Nicole worries that she will blow everything. He tries
to reassure her by reaching out, but she pushes his hand away from her
belly. Elvis wonders why she jumped away. She claims it's because he's so
sexy she might not be able to control herself. All she wants is pickles
dipped in chocolate sauce and lovemaking with him. He leaves to make a call.
She calls Brady and tells him that she will get a baby with or without his
being stabbed on the pier, Rafe fights the killer off. They struggle with
the knife until the killer holds him down and demands to know where Sami is.
They fight more until a siren is heard. The killer runs off. Meanwhile, Sami
paces at the safe house and worries about why Rafe has been gone for so
long. She only sent him out to buy gifts for her children. Hilda tries to
reassure her and accuses Sami of 'kvetching'. Sami doesn't know what that is
but says she doesn't do it. They talk about Rafe and Sami digs for details
about his personal life. Hilda teases her. Sami wants Rafe to seem more
human. Suddenly, Rafe comes through the door, disoriented but with the
laughing penguins in his arms. He tells Hilda she can go. After she leaves,
he walks to the shower. As he stumbles, Sami notices that he's bleeding. She
lays him on the couch and opens his shirt. "You've been stabbed!" she blurts
out. "No way!" he groans. She wants to call an ambulance but he won't allow
it; she's going to have to stitch up his wound herself. She gets the hard
liquor and needles. As she threads it up, he takes a swig and pours some
booze on the wound. "I have never sewn anything a day in my life," she
warns. Once she's finished, he's drunk and tells her that she's an idiot for
falling in love with a guy who doesn't want her. He thinks love is for
idiots. She complains that she doesn't know anything about him. He tells her
to stay away from EJ; he doesn't love her and is moving on with his life –
she should do the same.
December 16, 2008
This Weird Drama Between Us.
sits in the pub and thinks about his time with Steph in the vault. He
flashes out of it and grabs an espresso as Lucas arrives. They talk about
their mother and then Philip congratulates Lucas on his engagement. Lucas
has to jog his memory and then talks about how amazing Chloe is. Philip
agrees; he thought she was pretty wonderful when he was dating her too.
Lucas doesn't like being reminded of that fact. They tease each other and
Philip explains that he's already got his sights set on another woman. Lucas
continues talking about how perfect Chloe is.
creeps into Chloe's hospital room to give her a follow-up examination.
"Can't someone else do it?" she asks. As he starts, she suggests that he's a
little too tense. He reminds her that she is in a life and death situation
and she can't freak out right now. "There is nothing weird going on between
us," he insists, rather intensely. She apologizes. He looks away. She hopes
that they, along with Lucas and Kate, can all be friends. He doesn't think
that's possible since she created 'this weird drama between' them. Chloe has
no idea what he's talking about. Philip walks in on this bizarre moment and
asks if everything is okay. Daniel leaves to check on Kate. "That was
awkward," Philip says. Chloe says that Daniel hovers and she needs her
space. Philip thanks her for what she's done for his family and tells her
that she is a hero.
runs into Daniel in the corridor. They catch up but there's no news on Kate.
Daniel grumbles and walks off. He heads into an empty room and collapses on
a bed. As he sleeps, he dreams about making love to Chloe in a hospital bed.
Meanwhile, Lucas goes in to see Chloe. He has a surprise for her. Smiling,
he pulls out the ring he's had sized for her. She smiles awkwardly as he
slips it on her finger.
the safe house, Sami hovers around Rafe. He wakes up and takes out his phone
to call his boss. He's not sure it's safe to be there anymore. She takes his
phone away. He explains that security has been breached and they may need to
move ASAP. She tells him he's not being himself. He agrees to stay still.
She pours him some water and he tells her he'll be healed in a day or two.
They joke about her stitch work. She tells him that when he was drunk, he
told her to stay away from EJ. He apologizes. "It's nice to know that you
care about me," she says. He decides it's time for a shower. She helps him
to the bathroom. He showers and then stumbles out in his towel.
the Cheatin' Heart, Max tells Steph that they shouldn't waste each other's
time. He knows that she is moving on with Philip and accuses her of having
feelings for him for a long time. He's furious that she made out with him in
public. "Melanie!" Steph groans. She defends herself and claims that Melanie
is lying. Stephanie admits that she is attracted to Philip. They rehash
their breakup and she blames it on Mel and the fact that Max got tired of
her. She accuses him of just being annoyed by this because it was so public.
Chelsea walks in as they bicker. Steph storms out. Max complains to Chelsea
about what just happened and then shuts down. Chelsea asks him to open up
again so she can help. He says that things are over with Stephanie and he
doesn't love her. She laughs at him for being so melodramatic. He shouts
that he will never love anyone again. She smiles and tells him he's lying,
as well as being cheesy. She's sure that he will find love again and again.
the facility, Nick can hardly believe that Mel has come to visit him. She
tells him that Maggie wouldn't let her read the letters he sent her, but she
finally had to see him for herself. Nick explains that he didn't write to
ask for forgiveness; he has a gift for her, something that could help her.
He stares and asks if she forgives him. She claims she does. He doubts it.
She blames herself for a lot of what's happened. Offended that he continues
to doubt her, she's about to walk out. He stops her and tells her that he
only doubts her because he hates himself. His life is over; this is all
about her. He wants to take care of her the way he should have before he
messed up. He's worked out all of the kinks in his project and he wants her
to take all of the profits. Pulling out the paperwork, he prompts her to
sign for the full rights over his work. "You deserve this. I won't be able
to sleep until you accept it," he says.
runs into Steph at the pub. He says she left him hanging yesterday. "I don't
have to do that anymore," she says. Sitting down, she explains that she had
to talk with Max and things have been officially put to rest. He's about to
kiss her when Melanie intrudes and announces that they have things to talk
about. The women snipe at each other as Mel sits down. She tells them that
she has a new position at Titan. Philip is confused. "Things between us are
about to change," Mel explains.
December 17, 2008
the pub, Melanie tells Philip and Steph that she has amazing news. She just
visited Nick in jail and he's signed over his project to her. "You would be
a fool to ignore me now Philip," she says. Steph refuses to believe it. Mel
mocks her and laughs. Philip doubts it too so Mel explains that Nick hired a
new lawyer and they worked out the deal. Melanie begins to babble about how
she wants a corner office and two assistants. As she rambles about her new
power, Philip stops her. "I don't get stuck with anyone. I call the shots.
And as of now, you are out on your ass," he growls. He asks her how she
manipulated her way into this. She insists she didn't. Philip tells her
he'll go and see Nick himself and convince him to back out. After he runs
off, Mel smirks at Steph.
goes to see Nick. He guesses why Philip is there and explains that he owed
Melanie. Philip worries that she will be a major headache; she's a
'succubus'. He thought that Nick was smarter than letting his obsession with
Melanie ruin life for everyone else. Nick explains how guilty he feels and
refuses to change his mind.
and Mel head back to Titan. Melanie walks the halls and talks about how she
wants everything redecorated. Stephanie is sure that she will be out on the
street soon. Mel taunts her for making out with the boss. "You're the
gold-digger Melanie, not me!" Steph shoots back. Mel continues mocking her,
suggesting she get a job at 'Hooters' and saying Philip is too smart for
her. She brings up her moment with Philip in her bedroom and tells Steph
that he was there to comfort her. Stephanie refuses to believe it, but after
Mel flounces off, she grimaces. Philip soon arrives and rants that, after
failing with Nick, he doesn't know what to do. She quickly asks him if he
slept with Melanie. He's taken aback. Steph apologizes; she feels insecure.
He tells her she shouldn't be. Before he can kiss her, Melanie returns and
tells them that office relationships are a 'no no'. She taunts them both,
asking if 'the office slut' has special privileges. Philip tells her he
doesn't want her or her project and walks away.
wanders around the house after putting Ciara to sleep. He talks to Hope on
the phone and then looks down at the gifts under the tree. Hearing a scream,
he runs upstairs. Moments later, Abe arrives. He assumes that something must
be wrong. Bo feels cooped up. Sitting down, he explains the scream he heard.
He thought it was his daughter but it wasn't. Abe suggests that the bump on
his head may have been more than a concussion.
takes Theo down to the pier. They spot Max staring into the water. When they
walk over, they ask him to come and see the Christmas tree lighting with
them. He shrugs. She spots the box with his father's gift in it. Max has
been debating whether or not to throw it away. "You need to do whatever
gives you peace of mind," she advises. He tells Theo about Santa and hands
him a candy cane. Chelsea's impressed. He tells her she has an amazing way
with kids and will be a great mother. Realizing what he just said, he
apologizes. They talk about her personal life. She says Theo is her main man
right now. It's hard to be alone for the holidays, they both admit. When he
returns to the toy dog that his father left him, Theo spots the toy and gets
excited. Max gives him to Theo.
is on the phone trying to enlist the obstetrician he wanted to fly in. EJ
walks in and tells him to hang up. When Stefano doesn't, he does it for him.
Stefano rants at him. EJ accuses him of being a control freak and says that
he's shocked by his meddling. Stefano only wants what's best for the child.
In that case, he better respect Nicole's decisions, EJ explains. Stefano
smiles; he likes his son's new assertiveness. He offers to try to stay out
of his affairs. They hug.
runs into Daniel at the hospital. He's worried that she's missed her recent
appointments. She claims she forgot. He has some time so he offers to check
her out. "I have to get Pookie to the groomer's," she says. He worries that
she seems edgy and nervous. She wants a different doctor and asks for her
charts. He groans and leaves to get them.
shows up at the hospital looking for Nicole. He runs into Daniel, who
informs him that Nicole has selected a new doctor. That's obviously news to
EJ. After he leaves, Bo arrives. Daniel checks him out and tells him he's
under too much stress. When he leaves Bo alone, Bo has a vision of a dying
child being rushed to the hospital.
shows up at the clinic. Dr. Baker isn't happy to see her again. She hands
him her medical files and tells him that he will be pretending to be her
obstetrician. He refuses to further debase himself with this charade. She
reminds him about the money she promised him. He reminds her that she hasn't
given him any money yet. She says that EJ is a DiMera and he's dangerous. If
he refuses to help her now, he could lose a lot more than his licence. Dr.
Baker agrees to lie for her again... if she gives him $750,000. She laughs.
He's sure the DiMeras have the cash. She thinks he's being unreasonable. He
refuses to help for a penny less. They argue until EJ walks in, startled to
see Nicole there.
December 18, 2008
This Is Like My Life Story.
Titan, Philip has finally had enough of Melanie and fires her. Stephanie
smirks. Once Philip and Steph stomp off and leave her alone, Mel calls
around looking for Victor. With a smile, she flounces off and shows up at
the pub. Caroline isn't thrilled to see her. Mel apologizes for letting her
go to jail. Caroline knows how much Melanie suffered and forgives her.
Victor walks over to pay for his soup. Mel introduces herself to him and
tells him that she was going to make him millions of dollars but Philip
fired her. Victor asks her to explain.
at the office, Philip and Steph finish the day's work. She wonders if he
regrets firing Melanie considering the money he could lose. He admits that
she annoyed him with her voice, among other things, and she kept
interrupting them. Steph says that they can get more work done now that
she's not around. That's not what he had in mind. The lights dim. They kiss.
The lights suddenly come back on and Victor appears. He asks for a moment
with his son. Steph leaves and Victor confronts his son about breaking the
deal with Mel. Philip explains what a nightmare Melanie is but that only
annoys Victor. "Either you trust me to run the company or you don't!" Philip
challenges. Victor thinks most of his son's decisions have been idiotic.
Philip thinks he enjoys humiliating him and quits.
goes to the pub and eats soup. Mel comes out of the shadows and taunts her,
explaining that she went to Victor about Philip. Steph doubts that Victor
will choose money over his own son.
the hospital, John and Dr. Taylor finish their session and set up a new one
for after the holiday. He wishes her well and she walks off. Marlena wanders
out of her office and, finding him staring blankly, asks him if he's
alright. "I need your help Blondie," he says. When he begins quizzing her
about Charlotte, she doesn't know what to say. He worries that the doctor
knows all about him and he knows nothing about her. "I remember a time when
you said the same thing about me," Marlena says. She doesn't know what else
to tell him. He wonders if Dr. Taylor leaves her cold too. She suggests he
continue with the therapy. He agrees to go along with it. Marlena explains
that she'll be alone for Christmas so she asks him if he'd like to join her.
He thinks he should check with Dr. Taylor first and walks off, leaving her
her way out, Marlena runs into Charlotte. They share an awkward conversation
about her late father before the talk suddenly turns. "It's my greatest hope
that I can bring you and John back to each other," Charlotte says with some
difficulty. Later, John returns and asks Dr. Taylor what he should do for
the holidays. She thinks he should do what he's comfortable with. He doesn't
know what that is. She suggests that he reconcile with Marlena. He smiles.
the safe house, Rafe finds Sami eagerly wrapping her gifts. He explains that
his identity has been compromised and that means it's time that she got a
new guard. She becomes distraught. He promises that his replacement will be
trustworthy. "This is like my life story," she complains; everyone leaves
her... even EJ. The mention of the name seems to bother Rafe; he doesn't
want all of his work protecting her to have been pointless. She promises to
stay out of trouble when she gets out of the program. When he looks under
the tree, he finds a gift for him from 'Santa'. He decides that he should
stay after all. As he calls his supervisor, she slips and falls on the
the clinic, Nicole wishes that Dr. Baker would let her work out a payment
plan for the $750,000 he demands. He won't. When he walks out, she runs
after and they bump into EJ in the hall. He demands to know what she is
doing there. She's defensive and tells him she's switching doctors. Taking
Nicole aside, he asks her why she would dump one of the most esteemed
physicians in the country for Dr. Baker. When he demands answers, she says
he's being mean. She tells him what she has against the doctors at Salem U.,
claiming that everyone there hates the father of her baby. He's still upset
that she's been sneaking around behind his back. Telling him that everyone
hates him doesn't make him feel good either. "You're clearly a DiMera and
DiMeras should be feared," she says. She tells him how attentive and caring
Dr. Baker was. After she makes her case, he relents. They hug and she
apologizes for being obnoxious. She worries about their future and she
admits that she doesn't feel secure. Putting his arms around her, he
promises to take care of her. She needs more than words. He tells her that
he's set up a trust fund of one million dollars for their child. "Thank
you!" she cries. "You gave me my life back," she adds in relief. He explains
that the funds are in trust and they can't be touched. She becomes upset
again. He offers to give her an allowance. Dr. Baker walks by. They tell him
that Nicole will be continuing in his care and then walk off. When they get
home, he goes to her bedroom with a rose in his hand and his robe open. He's
fed up with them sleeping in separate bedrooms. A worried look fills her
December 19, 2008
That Feels Different.
Titan, Victor berates his son for never using his head. Philip accuses his
father of wanting him to fail and quits. His father mocks him for being a
quitter and declares that he's going to have to make other arrangements
about the future of the company. Philip continues to rant about Melanie, but
Victor thinks his son is sacrificing the company just because some woman got
under his skin.
Stephanie has been watching the argument when Melanie interrupts her. They
begin throwing out the insults and Mel demands some respect. She's ousted
Steph from Max's life and will soon do the same with Philip, she threatens.
They bicker until Philip interrupts and takes Stephanie away. Once they're
gone, Victor looks in and asks for a word with Mel. He tells her that Titan
will be taking the project and he'll do everything he can to make her happy.
She'll only be happy if Philip is part of the deal.
and Steph are at the pub. He complains about how much his father annoys him.
She reminds him that he always says it's bad to let emotions get in the way
of business. He agrees, but says that he can't handle Melanie anymore. She
encourages him to get his job back. He's sure his father will be looking for
a way to punish him. He calls his father to apologize for being insolent and
asks if he can have his job back. Victor agrees, as long as he doesn't lose
his objectivity again. After getting off the phone, Philip tells Steph he's
employed again. She points out that they are standing under the mistletoe
and pulls him into a kiss. Melanie watches them through the window and
Lucas runs around the cabin shivering. He sits in front of the fire and
kisses Chloe. He has to run to a 'Hearth and Home' meeting. They flirt, but
he can't 'get busy' with her when he needs to rush to work. As they kiss,
she flashes back to Daniel copping a feel in the examining room. After Lucas
pulls himself away from her kisses, he bumps into Maggie at the door. She's
there to get Allie. He runs off and Maggie checks in on Chloe. Maggie begins
to reminisce about the cabin, saying that time stands still there. Chloe has
special memories about the cabin too; she found herself again there. Maggie
asks her if she can really see herself spending the rest of her life with
Lucas. Chloe says that she feels safe with him and won't hurt him. Maggie
thanks her for putting her mind at ease and runs off.
wanders the hospital looking for Chloe. A nurse tells him that her fiancé
took her home. He stares off and remembers feeling her up before he goes to
check on Kate. She tells him how much she is looking forward to spending
Christmas with her family. He offers to entertain her with some thumb
wrestling. She hands him a necklace, explaining that it's for Chloe. She
wants him to drop it off to her at the cabin. He gulps. Bill Horton gave her
that necklace and she always planned to give it to Lucas' girlfriend... when
he found the right woman. She tells him that Lucas and Chloe will be away
and he can just slip in and leave it under the tree. When he heads over to
the cabin, he's shocked to open the door and bump into Chloe wearing no more
than a red teddy.
pops up at Nicole's bedroom door to slip her a flower and tell her he wants
to hold her all night long. She tells him they can't do that. He opens his
robe and tells her he's patient. When he kisses her, she backs off. He's
confused. She tells the 'chiseled god' that she isn't sure about his
intentions. They begin arguing about the trust fund. He assures her that she
is taken care of but she refuses to share her bed until everything is
resolved. She worries that she is just a baby incubator. He thinks she's
being bizarre and walks out to go to bed alone. Nicole cries. Dr. Baker
starts calling but she won't answer. She still has EJ, but for how long...
Downstairs, EJ tries to figure out what is going on with Nicole. She
suddenly appears and tells him that she is afraid of losing him. The baby is
making her crazy and she's making him miserable. He calms her, telling her
that he's never felt as close to anyone as he does to her. He promises to
look after her and the baby. As they kiss, he feels her belly. "That feels
different," he says with a jump. She looks for an explanation. He's amazed
that it's getting so much bigger and asks her again if he can spend the
night with her. She says no; she's been having night sweats and he'll make
her sweat more. After the baby is born, they can lie in bed for the rest of
their lives. They kiss. She sends him off to get a drink and then talks to
the Baby Jesus in the nativity scene. The doorbell rings. When she answers,
she's disturbed to find Dr. Baker there, demanding his money. She tells him
she needs more time.
the safe house, Rafe calls his supervisor to say that he'll be looking after
Sami for the holidays. Sami listens in and then collapses in the bathroom.
Rafe runs to her, picks her up and helps her to the couch. She gasps and
holds her belly. He calls a doctor. Sami's baby keeps kicking so the doctor
says things should be okay. Rafe blames himself for stressing her out and
says that he has to resign. "No way!" she refuses. He doesn't want his
feelings getting in the way of her safety and offers to call a friend over.
"I don't want your friend! I want you!" she blurts out. She admits that
she's a 'spoiled brat', but he's the only 'arrogant jerk' who can keep her
in line. Her vision blurs and she becomes dizzy. She sits down and drinks
some tea and wonders if keeping the baby a secret from EJ is right after
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