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December 22, 2008
The Bigger Fool.
stands in the doorway of the Horton cabin in her teddy. Daniel takes her
into his arms. They begin kissing and fall into bed... but that last bit is
only in his imagination. In reality, they're still standing in the doorway.
He stutters through an explanation of why he's there but she shuts the door
on him. After she almost breaks his finger in the process, she lets him in
so he can tape it up. She feels terrible and takes his hand to help him wrap
it. They stare into each other's eyes. He decides it's time to go. They
begin to bicker until Lucas walks in and asks what's going on. He complains
about how long the tow truck took. Daniel hands them the gift that Kate
sent. The doctor walks out, growling to himself and shaking his head.
Meanwhile, Lucas asks Chloe what's up between her and Daniel. "You don't
like him, do you?" he asks. She doesn't see what difference it makes. Lucas
remarks on the tension between them. She explains that he suffers from
'creepy' possessive doctor behavior. They open the gift and find the
necklace. He tells her its story. She can hardly believe that Kate would
give it to her. "I can't accept this," she says. She calls Kate and says she
can't take it. Kate tells her she must; there's been no other woman in her
son's life who she's ever wanted to give it to. Chloe relents and says it
will be an honor to wear it. After she gets off the phone, Lucas kisses her
and says he can't love her more than he does now. As they get in bed and
make love, she thinks about Daniel.
has called Brady over to Titan. Victor asks him to come back to work for
him. Brady hesitates. Victor tells him not to sell himself short and offers
him the Vice CEO position. Brady is surprised so his grandfather explains
that he's impressed by his maturity and assures him that Philip will go
along with what's best for the company. Before Victor can show him to his
new office, Brady says that he'll have to go away and consider the offer
is shocked to find Dr. Baker standing on her doorstep looking for his money.
While she's trying to get rid of him, EJ wanders over to ask what's going
on. She claims that she invited him there. The doctor walks in and Elvis
asks Nicole what she's trying to prove. Baker claims that he doesn't need to
defend himself and asks to speak to Nicole in private. Elvis is defensive
but she and the doctor walk off alone. Baker tells her to try selling the
paintings on the wall. She makes excuses but he doesn't care, no matter how
much she plays the sympathy card. He refuses to let her string him along.
She promises to get him the money tomorrow. He agrees to wait until then,
but only until then. When EJ walks over to them, they tell him everything is
fine. Baker says they'll know more tomorrow and leaves. Nicole asks Elvis to
get her a burger at the pub. As soon as he's gone, she gets on the phone. "I
need your help now," she begs. Brady soon shows up. She asks him for a loan.
"Money?" he asks. "No. Granulated brown sugar. Yes, money," she says. She
needs a million dollars. He laughs. She complains and tries to think of
another plan. He suggests she tell EJ the truth. She tells him to leave.
Alone, she looks around and picks up an antique vase and the phone. She
calls Baker and offers him a 'deposit'.
and Max go to visit Kate at the hospital. Teasingly, Chelsea tells Kate all
about Max and the little stuffed dog he gave Theo. When Max leaves to get
ice, Kate asks her granddaughter what's up. Chelsea claims that nothing is
going on between her and Max. Kate is sure there is more. Chelsea insists
it's nothing, but she insists so much that Kate laughs. She worries about
Chelsea being hurt again. Max returns. After the visit, they walk off and he
asks her out for coffee. She's reluctant but agrees. They go over to the pub
and he makes her a latte. She goes over her Christmas list. He points out
that he's not on it. She wonders if he got her something. They share an
awkward moment and she gets up to leave. He asks her what's wrong. "It's not
you, it's me," she claims. They share more awkward moments and he wipes the
foam off her lip. She laughs nervously and they insist to each other that
they are only friends.
meets EJ in the pub. Knowing EJ's situation, Victor takes the chance to
offer some advice. "'My advice: Throw the bitch out on her ass," he growls.
Elvis doesn't appreciate the advice. Victor thinks that he is naive. EJ
insists that he and Nicole are deeply in love. "You're a bigger fool than I
thought you were," Victor says with a smirk. EJ shoots back at him but
Victor is undeterred, repeating that Nicole only cares about money. Victor
assures him that this relationship will blow up in his face and leave him
returns to the hospital to see Kate. She's anxious to get out of there. He
offers to do all that he can. The doctor becomes uncomfortable as she talks
about how she has accepted Lucas and Chloe and is sure they can make it as a
couple. When he kisses her goodnight, she notices that his fingers are taped
up. He says it's fine.
December 23, 2008
Clash at the Titan Christmas Party.
is bored at the Titan Christmas party. She spends most of her time eyeing
Philip. He wanders over to Steph to announce that he has a surprise for her
that will blow her away. He refuses to give her any clues. "You're sadistic!
I love that in a guy," she jokes. He teases her about the Brady Christmas,
but admits that he's always been jealous of it. She's glad to hear it
because she'd like to invite him along. He would love to go. As they cuddle,
Mel cringes before walking into a corner to call her brother. She announces
she's coming over, then runs over to Philip to pout and tell him how hard it
is to be unwanted at Christmas. He doesn't know why she's taking this
personally. She stomps away.
goes to see Victor at the mansion. Victor is eager to hear the answer
regarding his job offer. Brady says it means the world to him that he would
ask him back. He's sure that he can handle the pressure and still stay
clean. Victor is happy. Brady says that he'll make it clear to Philip that
he is only there to help. Victor says they'll have that discussion later.
Right now, he just wants to go to the party and announce that he is back.
Mel shows up
at the pub to see her brother. She tells him that Nick signed his fuel
project over to her and Victor has made her a consultant at Titan. Crying,
she tells him that no one at the party would talk to her. Their dad wasn't
the best guy, but he never left her alone at Christmas. She wonders if they
can have some family time for the holidays. She doesn't look forward to
spending the holidays with Maggie. She feels like 'the ghost of Christmas
sucks'. He invites her to the Brady Christmas. She's thrilled. He warns her
that she has to stay on her best behavior. She wonders if Steph will make
problems and promises to smooth things over if she does.
Back at the
party, Steph tells Philip that Mel is the kind of girl who gives girls a bad
name. He doesn't want to talk about Mel.
He'd like Steph to spend some time with his family as well. When he leans in
for a kiss, Victor and Brady walk in. Brady tells him that he'll soon see
enough of him to last a lifetime. Philip gets a call that Kate is coming
home. He tells his father and Victor tells him that Brady is the new Vice
CEO. Philip accuses his father of trying to control him. Victor warns him
that he won't even be the Vice CEO if he doesn't make the announcement
refuses and walks away. Brady walks over and realizes that he's being used
to manipulate Philip.
and Lexi walk around the pier.
After Chelsea leaves them alone, they watch the ships come in. Theo tells
his mother that he loves her. She's overwhelmed.
the cabin, Lucas marvels at the magic that the place seems to create. Chloe
is nervous. When he asks her to come to the hospital with him, she suggests
he go alone. He wonders if there is more to her refusal than there appears
goes to see Kate in her hospital room. He has a gift for her. "It's so good
it can't wait." He smiles. He pulls out her latest test results and says she
is in good enough shape to go home for Christmas. She's ecstatic and
embraces him. Moments later, Lucas and Chloe arrive. Kate tells them her
good news. She wants some photos so she can remember when her life was
really bad. Daniel takes the pictures. Kate requests one of the two people
who saved her: Daniel and Chloe. They have them pose close together. Kate
urges him to put his arm around her. "Would you just take the damn picture!"
he blurts out as Lucas fumbles with the camera. He walks out to ready the
release papers. "Is that guy weird or what?" Lucas says. Chloe makes an
excuse, but Kate is sure something is wrong. Chloe makes herself scarce.
Kate suggests that Chloe and Daniel must not like each other. Lucas wonders
why. In the hall, Chloe bumps into Daniel. He turns away but she tells him
to wait. A nurse shows him the operating roster but he points out that his
finger is injured. Chloe apologizes. He tells her his finger is fine and
Bo wraps gifts at home, he flashes back to his visions. As he fiddles with
the wrapping paper, Hope asks him what's wrong. He explains his visions
about a kid in trouble. He's starting to feel like he's going crazy. She
says he's not; she even claims she knows why this is happening. He's
confused. She says she's going through the same thing, only her dreams are
in her sleep. She's sure this is about Zach. Sadly, they talk about what
they would have gotten him for Christmas. They promise to help each other
through this. She thinks it's time that they stopped hiding what happened
for Chelsea's sake. He puts Zach's ornament on the tree. The smoke alarm
goes off. As they rush into the kitchen, Chelsea walks in and spots the
ornament. After dropping her bags, she runs for the door. Bo runs after her.
She's sure that he must still hate her. Bo holds her and says he doesn't;
they just want Zach to be part of Christmas. Bo tells her not to run. Hope
comes out and says that they all need to move on. They need her help so they
can move on and stop grieving. "If you walk out that door, it's not
Christmas. Not without you," she says. Chelsea wonders if she can ever
forgive herself…. She walks over to the tree and looks at the ornament
before embracing her father. Hope leaves her to finish wrapping the gifts.
Chelsea tells her father that helping Theo makes her feel like she has a
purpose. As she talks about the little boy, Bo seems to have pain in his
head. When Chelsea goes into the kitchen, he has a vision of Lexi screaming
as Theo goes off the pier.
December 24, 2008
Nicole lays in bed, EJ stares down at her. When she wakes up, he's in a fury
after finding her fake belly by the bed. He attacks her, accusing her of
lying to him so she could keep the DiMera money. As he chokes her, he
repeats his accusations. She snaps out of it and wakes up. "It was just a
nightmare… for now," she whimpers.
is at the Brady Christmas party. Maggie notices the necklace she's wearing
and remarks that Kate must really approve of her. Doug and Julie arrive
after leaving Allie with Alice. They check out the necklace too. Meanwhile,
Daniel sits alone and drinks while thinking of Chloe. Moments later, she
calls and asks him how his fingers are. He doesn't think she should worry.
She can't stop. Even though Lucas passes by, believing that she is giving
holiday wishes to her parents, she and Daniel continue to chat about his
fingers and think about making out. After she hangs up, Lucas shows her
family pictures and excitedly talks about children. She doesn't muster the
same level of enthusiasm.
and Theo sit at the pier watching the boats. When she decides that it's time
to go, she reaches for her purse and
he runs off.
Simultaneously, at home, Bo is hit with another vision of a child in an
emergency room. He runs outside, still in daze. Running into Abe, he asks
him if he knows where Theo is. He tells his friend to call and check with
Lexi. When he does, she answers,
distraught, telling him that the boy has run off. They rush to the pier and
find Lexi. She's sure that Theo went into the water. Bo has another
hallucination, this time of Lexi in the ER. Chelsea suddenly arrives and
finds the toy dog on the dock. Lexi cries. Bo calls for the child. When he
turns, he sees Zach standing there. The child runs and he goes in pursuit.
Zach meets up with Theo and they run off together while Bo follows. He
finally catches Zach and holds him close. It turns out to be Theo.
Disoriented, he calls to say that he's found him.
At the DiMera mansion, Stefano
tries to apologize to Nicole. She barks at him. He tries again. Elvis
stares. Stefano wants to talk baby names. Tony strolls in, uninvited. EJ and
Nicole decide to duck out.
look festive," John says to Marlena when she finds him in the pub. She's
feeling festive; she even invited Brady along for the festivities. John
smiles more strangely than usual. "Christmas Eve is for family... even if
you don't like them," John quips. Brady's offended, but John has a favor to
ask. They head over to the DiMera mansion together. Marlena thinks this is a
positive step. When they get inside, they're quickly greeted and Nicole
drags Brady away to talk in private. She begs him to get the money from
Victor. EJ interrupts. He asks Brady why Nicole is always so upset whenever
he shows up. She claims it's just Christmas and hormones. Elvis is called
away to work. Nicole begs Brady for his help again but to no avail.
Meanwhile, Stefano and John smoke illegal cigars. Tony worries about what
his father is up to. So does Marlena. Stefano suggests they put their past
behind them. John finds that hilarious. Nicole returns and drags John away.
She needs a lot of money and won't explain why. He thinks she must be in
over her head and offers to buy her a plane ticket. Marlena walks over to
take him away. As they leave, Stefano asks Nicole if she's okay. Moments
later, EJ asks her the same thing. "What I want for Christmas is for people
to stop asking me that," she fumes. Tony decides it's time to go. As he
leaves, Nicole and EJ follow Stefano into the study. He eagerly anticipates
hanging another stocking next year and then walks off. She wanders over to
the statue of Baby Jesus and prays for help. EJ watches as she cries.
and John arrive at the Brady party. Lucas asks Maggie where his ornament is.
Julie walks over to Chloe with it... and a new one for Chloe. She
smiles, but when she goes to hang it on the tree, it falls and smashes.
While she's apologizing, John realizes that people need to remember things.
On cue, Doug begins a speech about the Horton family and their history.
Chloe then sings "Silent Night" and John slips away to call Dr. Taylor. He
tells her that he needs to remember his life again.
December 25, 2008
The Shame of Western Civilization.
and the family file into the pub. While Kayla slips away to change Joe,
Steve asks Steph why she doesn't seem happy. Max pops up and explains for
her. He thinks she's unhappy because Philip isn't around. The former couple
bicker until Chelsea butts in to stop them. Steph gets more annoyed, and
this is only made worse when Mel arrives. Stephanie points at her and claims
that Mel is the reason that she and Max broke up. Later, the siblings talk
about celebrating Christmas without their father. When he leaves to check on
his pies, she wanders over to Chelsea and Steph as they wrap gifts for the
children at the hospital. Melanie apologizes for what’s been going on. "It
was unfair of me to make a big deal about you and Philip... Max has moved
on, too. With your best friend Chelsea," Melanie sneers. Defensively,
Chelsea claims it’s not true; she and Max are just helping each other
through hard times. Steph trusts her, admitting that she would have a
'serious problem' if Chelsea and Max hooked up.
Lexi and Abe are at Bo and
Hope's, thanking them for their help and happy that Theo is now okay. Ciara
hands a gift to Theo. It's toy truck. He's only interested in his toy dog.
Meanwhile, Lexi unwraps the gist that the boy gave her. It’s a drawing he
did of her. She’s thrilled.
brings Kate over to the Kiriakis mansion. She probes him about his apparent
problems with Chloe. As he tries to calm her worries and help her up, Chloe
and Lucas arrive. Daniel and Chloe exchange glances. She didn't think he
would be there. Lucas wanted them all to spend the day together. When Daniel
takes Kate away, Lucas questions his fiancee about Daniel and wishes she
would get along with him, if only for his mother's sake. Meanwhile, in the
dining room, Philip is already in a bad mood. When Brady gives him a holiday
greeting, it doesn't make him feel any better. He begins laying into Brady
for leaping up the corporate ladder. Kate and Daniel come in. She asks
what's going on. Philip rants about how he is losing control of the company.
Finally, he agrees to put this aside for the day so they can celebrate
Kate’s miraculous recovery. As he and Brady shake hands, Victor walks in.
"Well, it's nice to see peace on earth at last!" he quips. They sit down to
eat. Lucas makes a toast and Victor asks Daniel about his fingers. The
doctor thinks of Chloe and claims he got them stuck in a car door. Lucas
leaves to take a call. Victor takes the opportunity to lash out at Chloe,
telling Brady it must take a lot of dignity for him to be in the same room
as her. Kate reminds him that Chloe saved her life. "I believe Daniel was
responsible for saving your life. Chloe has marrow – big deal! Who doesn't?"
Victor barks. Lucas returns to say he has to leave. Chloe is desperate to go
too but he tells her to stay. As soon as he's gone, Kate has both of her
'lifesavers' sitting close to her. The meal is awkward and everyone spoon
splits up. Philip goes off on his own and Daniel and Chloe end up together.
She worries that people will notice how weird they are acting around each
other. He's ready to walk out. She begs him to stay and tells him she wants
to get past what’s between them. When she kisses his cheek, they stare into
each other's eyes.
Julie and Maggie arrive at the hospital and talk about what a hard year
Maggie has had. The commiseration is cut short when Stefano arrives. "Well
here comes the shame of western civilization. The drama continues," Julie
snipes at him. Stefano reminds them that he owns most of the hospital. They
don't care; he's still not welcome. Soon, Kayla and Steve arrive. They're
equally unhappy to see Stefano. Steve threatens to make a scene if he
doesn’t leave. Stefano says he’s only there to make a donation to the
pediatric ward. Steve continues ordering him to leave. Lexi arrives with her
family. She interrupts the confrontation and asks her father to back off and
leave. He does. Everyone's relieved. Soon, Doug begins reading the Christmas
story to the children. Philip arrives, giving Kayla a check of his own for
the hospital. He tracks down Stephanie to give her a little kiss on the
cheek. She smiles.
Nicole sleeps in her room, EJ tries to rouse her by tickling her with some
holly. She wakes up screaming and pushes him away. Changing gears, she
claims that the holly had sharp edges. They talk about Christmas and their
gifts until they are giddy. He rushes off and she gets out of bed to prepare
herself for the day. When she joins him downstairs, she apologizes again.
He's used to it by now. She tells him that she doesn’t want the money
anymore... only him and their baby. She promises never to push him away
the safe house, Rafe sports a Santa beard made out of shaving cream. He asks
Sami if she’s been naughty. She’ll have to plead the 5th on that. As his
beard drips, she pouts. "I miss my kids," she cries. "I'm sorry for being
Debbie Downer," she adds. He wants to cheer her up. He even made her Mexican
Christmas food and got her a gift. As they eat, he tells her a bit about his
mother and then avoids further questions. They open gifts. She gave him a
penny. She explains that Shawn Brady once gave her a penny for her thoughts
and now she's giving it to him.
arrives at the DiMera mansion with Roman. They're there to see EJ. They set
up cameras so they can show the twins to Sami. Sami watches at the safe
house. She cries as EJ tells her how much the twins miss her. Meanwhile,
Nicole calls Dr. Baker. She leaves a message, telling him he will get
nothing more out of her and threatening to kill him if he tries. When she
walks downstairs, she sees EJ talking to Sami through the video hookup.
December 26, 2008
rushes around the safe house, planning to run off to the convent. Rafe
interrupts her plans when he enters in his towel and tells her the shower is
free. When Rafe requests some privacy while he dresses, she tries to hide
the flyer for the convent. When he threatens to remove his towel, she runs
for the bathroom. Once she's gone, he spots the flyer sticking out of the
couch. They begin to bicker. She comes back out and it heats up. He demands
to know why she keeps putting herself at risk like this. She claims that she
simply felt a connection with Sister Theresa and needed to talk to her. She
promises not to try running off again. He asks her why she needs to talk to
the nun. Sami tells him that she needed some support, but before she can
explain more, his boss calls and interrupts. All the while, the killer looms
around in the dark, monitoring the call so he can track their location. It
doesn't take long for him to do so. When Rafe gets off the phone, he figures
out that Sami must be trying to give up the baby. Instead of denying it, she
asks him what it was like at the orphanage. She begs him for help. He
bounds into the pub and over to Chelsea. They launch into attack mode. Mel
defends meddling in her bother's love life and trying to ruin Steph's. After
she tells Chelsea about the 'rules of romance', Chelsea asks her, "Did you
read that on shallowteen.com?" The fighting doesn't end. Mel claims she's
only looking out for her brother. Chelsea doesn't buy it. Mel suggests that
she won't have a shot with her brother without her help. Later, Max finds
Chelsea sitting alone, staring. He tries talking to her but she's
distracted. He made her a mix CD, but she's not paying attention as he
offers it. When he tries using cliches to get through to her, it backfires.
She needs some clarification, so she asks him if they are friends and only
friends. Chelsea explains that she doesn't want a relationship right now and
is sure he doesn't need one either. After she departs, Mel returns. Her
brother is annoyed that she's been sticking her head into his private life.
Melanie laughs when she sees the CD he made for his 'friend'. He's confused.
She tells him that she just wants him to be happy and he should go for it.
meets with Victor and Philip at the mansion. They're all in a foul mood.
Philip accuses his father of pushing him to work and then pulling away his
chances. He's sure that his father wants him to fail and calls him a
hypocrite. "If you're so upset, why don't you just quit then? Now that Brady
is here it wouldn't be catastrophic. He could replace you," Victor taunts
with a scowl. Brady refuses to go along with this scenario. "You should have
consulted him before hiring me," he suggests. While the two young men defend
themselves, Victor cringes and accuses them of being wimps who put
themselves before the good of the company. "You know what? You can take your
self-righteous wrath and shove it. To put it in the words of one of my
heroes, Donald Trump, you're fired! Both of you," he barks. They band
together to tear into him and improvise a business plan to impress him.
Their teamwork impresses him so much that he offers to hire them back. This
infuriates Philip, but Victor is almost giddy. After he leaves, the two men
agree that they work well together. "What do you say, partner, are you in?"
Philip asks. They shake on it. They walk over to Titan and drift around the
office until Philip slips away. As soon as he does, Melanie pops up. She
introduces herself to Brady and asks him into her office so she can show him
some numbers. Meanwhile, Chelsea arrives at Titan to see her grandfather.
She wants him to fire Mel. Victor refuses; he knows she's trouble, but she
has the rights to the fuel project and that could make them a lot of money.
meets with Dr. Baker at the pier. He's shocked when she pulls out a gun. He
wants to talk this over with her, but she says she's too busy - she has a
hair appointment. "There's too much at stake and there is only one way to
keep my secret buried forever," she says. After she shoots him, she snaps
out of it. It was only a fantasy, and even she has to admit it was a little
too anti-social. If only she could think of a way to keep her secret buried
and get her hands on a baby... when she goes downstairs, she tells EJ she's
leaving for an appointment. He wants to come with her. She refuses and
leaves alone. He makes a call. "I need to see you ASAP," he says urgently.
arrives at the pub looking for Roman. He runs into Marlena first. He's
worried about Nicole and how much time she is spending with her doctor.
Marlena says that Nicole is just being cautious... and just being Nicole.
When they sit down, Roman joins them. He assures them that the police are
doing all they can to catch the mayor's killer. After EJ leaves them alone,
Roman admits to Marlena that the police have found nothing on the killer. He
then tells her about EJ's videophone call to Sami. He's sure that Elvis
still has feelings for her. Meanwhile, Elvis has slipped home to talk to his
son. He tells Johnny how lonely things are without his mother around but
promises him that all of that will change now that they have Nicole and a
baby on the way. He calls Stefano, telling him that they have something
important to discuss.
heads to the clinic to see Dr. Baker. She's brought him treats but he's
still annoyed that she threatened to kill him. She apologizes again and begs
for his help. He refuses to do anything before he sees some money. "If you
don't help me, I will take you down with me!" she threatens. When he walks
out on her, disgusted, she smashes the treats and then notices that he left
his phone behind. Flipping it open, she checks his contacts list. They're
all escorts. She tries calling them one at a time. She finally gets one,
Jill, who will stay on the line. "I know all about your relationship. We
should have a little chat. Meet me in twenty minutes at pier fourteen. Come
alone or you'll be sorry," she threatens. Nicole heads straight to the pier
to wait for her. When Jill arrives, she is very pregnant.
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