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December 29, 2008
the pier, Nicole is shocked to see that Jill is pregnant. "Did Dr. Baker do
that to you?" she asks. It becomes clear to Jill that Nicole doesn't
actually know anything about her relationship with the doctor. Nicole tells
her she wants to help her. Jill doesn't buy the 'friend' routine and runs
off. Nicole stops her. Jill notices she's pregnant too. "You're doing what
I'm doing too," Jill assumes. Nicole thinks they should have a mother to
mother talk. Jill tells her that she is giving up her baby and the doctor is
helping her. She asks Nicole how much he's paying her; he's paying Jill ten
thousand dollars. Nicole tells her that there is another way. Jill doesn't
see it; crying, she tells her how hard it will be to give up the child. As
they cry together, Jill hopes she didn't talk her out of anything. "You
might be the reason I keep my baby," Nicole says. She gives Jill a handful
of money and tells her that she's brave. After Jill leaves, Nicole cries and
takes out her phone.
is chatting up Brady at Titan. While she tries to impress him so they can
'put their heads together', Philip storms in and tells her that he has other
plans. He tells her to get lost. She tells him that she needs a secretary.
He reminds her that she's not in charge of anything. Before she and Philip
can argue more, Brady interjects and promises her that they will work
everything out soon. She smiles and tells them that she'll deal with them
later. After she saunters off, Philip tells Brady that he's in over his
head. "Actually, I think that's you," Brady says. Philip rants about Mel,
but Brady thinks she's just looking for some respect and he should try to
give it instead of 'being a jerk whenever a beautiful woman is in the room'.
Philip is offended. Brady reminds him that they've only made nice for
Victor's sake. Philip tells him that he thinks they can make a great team.
Brady senses something different; he may be Victor's grandson, but Philip is
his son and he is the heir to everything. He leaves, promising to be back.
walks into the pub and sits down with Steph. They catch up and Chloe is
surprised by how much Steph knows about Kate. When it becomes clear that
Stephanie has been seeing Philip, Chloe says they need to talk. Philip was
her first love, she explains, before suggesting that they are both on the
rebound. Steph accuses her of still having feelings for him herself. Chloe
thinks she's being paranoid. When she's about to walk off, Steph asks her to
stay and explain why she should be concerned. Chloe tells her that Philip
has changed a lot since she broke his heart and warns her to be careful.
Steph asks her why she seems so unexcited about her engagement to Lucas.
Chloe aggressively tells her how thrilled she is about it and stomps away.
Melanie arrives. Steph isn't happy to see her. Melanie sits at a table
nearby and Julie joins her and asks her 'what's shaking'. Julie tells her
that she's been to see Nick and tells her it would be better if she keeps
her distance from him from now on. Mel tells her that she's become an
executive at Titan. Julie begins mocking her. Philip walks by and straight
over to Steph. As he kisses her cheek, Mel gags. She tells Julie that she is
a professional and will do a great job. Julie wishes her a lot of luck. Mel
watches Philip ask Steph out to Maggie's New Year's party. As they laugh and
kiss, Mel cringes. She walks out and calls Maggie to tells her that she will
be attending her party after all.
the safe house, an irate Rafe asks Sami where she would come up with a crazy
idea like giving her baby to some nuns. "From you!" she says. He's been
singing their praises and she's sure her child would be better with them
than the DiMeras. Her situation isn't getting any easier and she's got a
deadline. He agrees and suggests that he won't be sticking around for much
longer. Rafe admits that he wasn't thrilled with this assignment, but he's
come to see the importance of protecting someone he cares about. "You have
no idea how much that means to me," Sami cries, hugging him. They play poker
with candy. He quizzes her again about giving up her baby and asks her if
this is really the best idea. She claims that she will only leave the child
for awhile. That doesn't sound like much of a plan. "You're gonna show up
someday with a baby? Who you gonna say who the father is? Me?" he asks,
annoyed. She thinks that's actually a good idea. He reminds her that someone
could adopt the child before she can get it back. She repeats that she can
figure something out and reminds him that she'll have to go to the hospital
to give birth. He tells her that he has it all covered. Meanwhile, the
killer stands outside with his tracking device. He's close to getting Sami's
co-ordinates. When he goes down an alley and orders 'Hernandez' to turn
around, he's surprised to see a homeless man instead. He guesses that Rafe
must have ditched his cell phone.
shows up at the DiMera mansion. Chloe answers the door. He says she looks
great. She tells him that Nicole isn't there. He claims he's not there to
see Nicole. Chloe thinks Nicole is bad news. He tells her that it's not what
she thinks; he's just concerned about her. So is Chloe. His phone rings:
It's Nicole. He doesn't answer. He and Chloe awkwardly wish each other a
happy New Year. She doesn't want to see him getting in trouble when he's
just recovering and warns him about what Nicole is capable of. Meanwhile, a
livid Nicole arrives at Dr. Baker's.
December 30, 2008
and Chloe make love in bed. After she gets on top to finish, she falls back
and tells him how amazing he is. “You were a real tiger today!” he groans...
but it's not Daniel, it's actually Lucas. She snaps out of her fantasy and
tells Lucas there is something he needs to know. She gets a glass of water.
He asks her what's going on. She explains that he makes her feel secure and
that lets her be uninhibited. Lucas tells her how much he loves her and how
the family has begun to accept her. As he kisses her, she stares off. She
gets dressed and suggests that he spend more time with his mother. He thinks
she's selfless. She says she never has been and never will be and then
promptly walks out the door.
goes to see Kate at the Kiriakis mansion. He tells her that he's become
overwhelmed with the desire to hold her. She finds it hard to believe that
he would take time off for her. He tells her that he has the night off and
they can order in some dim sum. They begin kissing but she pulls away; she's
not in the mood. She apologizes. He tells her that he's been giving her the
wrong signals; he just wants to spend time with her in a strictly platonic
way. “You don't strike me as the strictly platonic type,” she says. He tells
her that chemo normally depresses the libido and it will be back some day.
He's willing to wait. After Daniel leaves, Lucas arrives to see his mother.
She's checking online for reception halls. He reminds her that he and Chloe
haven't set a wedding date yet. She wants to see the wedding sooner than
later. He assumes she's still sick but she says that's not it. Nothing goes
the way it is supposed to in her life, she explains, and that's why she
wants to see this done quickly. He has no problem with that. She offers to
make the case to Chloe.
shows up at the hospital for her check-up. She tells the nurse that Daniel
won't be her doctor anymore because he hurt his hand. Daniel walks in and
announces that his hand is fine. They laugh nervously as he checks her out
and compliments her skin tone. As he feels her lymph-nodes, he thinks about
seeing her in her teddy. Uncomfortable, she repeats that she wants a
different doctor. He offers to set her up with Dr. Johnson. When he walks
out and starts the paperwork, Kate arrives and asks him why he is taking
himself off of Chloe's case.
the mansion, Stefano and Elvis admire the baubles they've brought back from
Argentina. Stefano tells him that it's time to get ready for the next step.
He hands him an envelope. "Is this some kind of a joke?" EJ asks after
looking inside. It's a pre-nup. He doesn't want to insult Nicole with it.
His father tells him that he needs protection. Stefano reminds his son of
Nicole's past. Elvis is aware of it and says that it is actually why he is
refusing. A call comes in from Hong Kong for Stefano. After he leaves to
take it, EJ stares at the ring he bought Nicole and then calls her to check
in on her. Stefano returns and tells him how happy he is that he has turned
out to be a loyal son. Elvis explains that Nicole had a lot to do with him
accepting his offer; she doesn't care about his role in the family - she's
loyal and acts as his anchor. After Stefano walks away, EJ stares at the
arrives at the clinic and begins tearing into Dr. Baker for being a 'big
time baby broker'. She threatens to take him down if he doesn't find her a
baby immediately. He searches for excuses but she is furious. She repeats
her order to get a baby immediately. He insists that he's not a baby broker.
She accuses him of running a baby factory. He tells her that he's not
continuing this conversation. Before he can walk out, she warns him that
doing so would be the biggest mistake of his life. She continues to berate
him for letting her suffer like this. When she demands to know why he hasn't
helped her, he admits that he nearly did, but she stopped him by throwing
around the DiMera name. He warns her that this is a dangerous game for her.
"Your future is in my hands now," she threatens. EJ calls her and tells her
to hurry home. She tells the doctor that EJ really loves her and the DiMeras
aren't all bad people. If that's true, she should tell him the truth, the
doctor suggests. "That's not an option... This time I win," she declares. He
claims he doesn't have a baby that could be passed off as hers. She says
that's his problem and order him to get her the happy ending she wants.
After she threatens him again, he agrees to the deal and they shake on it.
finishes his latest session with Dr. Taylor at the hospital. She thinks
things are going well but he's not convinced. He's eager to remember his
past. She tells him there's no guaranteed time frame on recovering memories.
He curtly tells her that they are finished. The doctor tells him that they
need more time. His brain is a maze where his memories are hidden and she
may know a way to speed things along – hypnosis. He refuses. She offers to
videotape the sessions so he can watch them. “I'll get back to you,” he
says, walking off.
runs into Tony at the pub. She complains about the way that John has been
behaving over the holidays. They have a meal and Tony analyses John,
suggesting that he just needed to get away from everyone and all of their
memories. She thinks that John is just bored. Somberly, she admits how much
she still loves John. Tony warns her that he may never change. When she
tells him that she'll be spending New Year's Eve alone at home, John walks
over, grinning and saying that sounds good. He tells her that he'll spend
the night by the fire in his room. She wishes him a happy New Year. He seems
disappointed and walks off. She pouts so Tony gives her a hug. After he
leaves, Dr. Taylor walks by. When she discovers that Marlena has no plans
for the holiday, she offers to fix things for her. John watches in the
distance as the two doctors decide to go drinking together.
December 31, 2008
Trapped in a
George Clooney Movie.
sits in the mansion working when Steph arrives, dressed to the nines. After
he tells her how beautiful she looks, she tells him she doesn't think she
can go through with this. She feels trapped in a George Clooney movie. He
offers to stick around the mansion and make grilled cheese with her. She
says they can go to the party instead. Before they can kiss, Lucas walks in.
Steph gets an emergency call from a friend about shoes and leaves to take
it. Lucas asks Philip how things are going with Steph. Philip thinks they're
what's it gonna be? Sex or football?" Chelsea asks Max as she sits at the
bar. He's confused. She thinks that's all men talk about. He's giving up
sex. She's giving up canoeing. After a little mockery, she invites him to
come to Chez Rouge with her. He agrees to come. "I just remembered that you
can't come," she says. Steph will be there and she doesn't need to see him
being a slacker.
Taylor and Marlena arrive at Chez Rouge to have a
drink. Before they can, John pops up and asks if three would be a
crowd. As they sit down, Dr. Taylor becomes uncomfortable and says that it
would be unprofessional for them to spend social time together. She excuses
herself and walks away. Marlena's sure he did that on purpose. He doesn't
understand. She thinks he's playing games; although she's happy he's in
therapy, she can't shake the feeling that he is playing her. After she walks
away, he's left feeling stupid. When he goes outside, he runs into her
again. He apologizes. She thanks him and gives him a kiss.
Melanie sits at the bar in Chez Rouge and drinks soda. A man tries to pick
her up, but she tells him that she is waiting for someone. Meanwhile, Philip
and Steph walk through the door. She's sure they will have a fun time… then
Mel pops over, ready for some fun. Steph tells her that her imaginary fans
aren't around. After she and Philip walk away, Julie stalks over to Mel to
tell her that she's onto her.
shows up at the hospital and demands to know why Daniel has taken himself
off of Chloe's case. Chloe steps up and says it was her choice. Kate is
bewildered; she wants her to have the best doctor she can get. Chloe insists
that she will be fine. Before the three of them can go their separate ways,
Kate says that she has something to discuss involving them all. She needs to
see that her sons will be happy and asks Chloe to move up the wedding date.
She tells Daniel to explain that if the transplant doesn't work, speeding
things up will be necessary. Chloe agrees to talk to Lucas and walks off.
"What's going on between you two?" Kate asks the doctor. He claims that
there is nothing going on between them and tells her not to worry. She still
worries that something is bothering Chloe.
Kate arrives at Chez Rouge and sits with Lucas, Philip and the others. They
toast to a year of peace and happiness. She tells Philip to take his date
dancing. Meanwhile, Chelsea and Max sit and watch. He becomes uncomfortable
and walks over to his sister. He hopes this year will be better than the
last one. After he walks off, she stares at Philip. After someone spills a
drink on Steph, she leaves to clean up and Mel steps over to him. Back at
the table, Kate worries about what's going on with Chloe. Maggie runs down
the countdown. Chelsea and Max kiss and she breaks away from him.
is at the clinic demanding a baby from Dr. Baker. He doesn't run a baby
buffet line, he explains, once again refusing and listing all of the costs.
She tells him that money is no option and demands the baby again. Back at
the mansion, EJ becomes infuriated as he worries about where Nicole is. Tony
wonders what's wrong with his brother. Elvis drinks water and explains that
he wants to propose to Nicole tonight but he's stuck going to a video
conference call. Tony offers to take the call so his brother can pop the
question. EJ turns him down. Tony suspects that Stefano has been stirring up
trouble and filling up EJ's time with business to keep him away from Nicole.
Elvis refuses to roll over for his father. Tony warns him again that Stefano
is trying to take over his life. He walks out. Nicole soon arrives. He tells
her that he has to go to work. She's sarcastically upset, but really has no
problem with it. He promises to run back so they can ring in the New Year
together. She's exhausted. They kiss and she promises him a happy New Year.
appears on Nicole's doorstep, desperate to talk. They walk down to the pier
and Chloe confesses that something bad has happened. Part of her doesn't
feel like settling down. Nicole guesses there must be someone else. Chloe
admits there is but claims that nothing will happen. She wonders if she
should be honest about this with Lucas. Nicole tells her that's a terrible
idea. "Honesty is a luxury very few of us can afford," Nicole advises. Dr.
Baker calls to say that he may have found a baby. Nicole happily runs off.
Chloe is left alone, but not for long. Daniel soon finds her. She tries to
leave but he thinks they need to talk. When she turns to walk away, she
falls and he hurtles after her. She's sprained her ankle so he lifts her
into his arms to take her to the hospital. As the fireworks go off at the
stroke of midnight, they stare into each other's eyes.
EJ returns to the mansion and finds his brother still hanging around. Tony
wishes him a happy New Year. "I think it will be," Elvis says with a smile.
He calls for Nicole but she's nowhere to be found. He questions the maid but
finds out nothing more. Meanwhile, Nicole's car breaks down as she speeds to
January 1, 2009
Pre-empted - Happy New Year!
January 2, 2009
to Know the Truth.
walks up to Philip at the party. As they trade barbs, his grimace turns to a
smile. Steph returns and watches them from a distance. When Mel leans in and
whispers to Philip, Steph walks over. She asks if she's missed something
between the two of them. He says she has and then promptly begins kissing
Steph. Stephanie mouths 'Happy New Year' at Mel over Philip's shoulder. Mel
cringes and looks away. She sarcastically calls them a 'super couple' and
then toasts to the three of them working together. After she strolls off,
Steph and Philip walk out. She doesn't understand why he doesn't just walk
away from Melanie and accuses him of kissing her just to prove a point. He
says that may have been part of it, but when he kissed her, he forgot about
that and everything else. She smiles, but says the kiss was different for
her. She suggests that he kiss her again to clear up any misunderstanding.
Smiling, he agrees to that and they kiss. Meanwhile, Melanie walks around,
trying to stop herself from her own self-pity.
returns to his table with Kate. He's been searching for Chloe without luck.
Kate points out that Daniel has vanished as well. She tries calling him
without luck. Maggie walks over and asks what's going on. Kate decides to
call the hospital and try to track him down.
the pier, Daniel tends to Chloe's sprained ankle. He lifts her into his arms
as the fireworks begin to go off. Their faces light up and they nestle in
for a kiss. Before they can, his phone rings. He puts Chloe down and looks
at his messages. He thinks they should call their partners and explain. "Not
everything," she says. They get to the hospital and her injury is checked
out. Kate and Lucas arrive and thank him for being there to help Chloe. Kate
hugs him and Lucas goes off to see Chloe. She apologizes for ruining their
New Year's. He promises her that it's not over yet. Kate asks Daniel to take
her home for some 'alone time'. When they get there, she gets out the
champagne. She toasts to him, saying that she owes him everything. He tries
to be self-effacing and tells her how tenacious she is. She wishes that she
could ask him to stay, but she doesn't see the point since they can't act on
their desires. He doesn't want an apology and promises her that she will get
her libido back. Meanwhile, Lucas brings Chloe back to Chez Rouge. Maggie
has left it open just for the two of them. He promises to give her a
memorable time. They drink champagne and kiss.
the safe house, Rafe tells Sami to get away from the window. He offers her
some cider. She smashes the glass. As he cleans up, she apologizes. He knows
it must he hard for her to be stuck there on New Year's. She's sure it must
be hard for him too. He always works on the holidays and tells her to stop
pumping him for personal information. She rants at him about bottling
everything up and having a one-track mind. He accuses her of being even
worse in that department. They bicker. He's sure she'll still look for a way
to get around him. They argue and get ready for bed. Once he turns the
lights out, he admits to her that he's not sorry he's there with her. She
tosses and turns, worrying about her kids and EJ.
up at the DiMera mansion. Elvis tells him that the party is cancelled and
Nicole is nowhere to be found. "Evidently she doesn't want to spend the
evening with me," EJ grumbles. Brady wonders why. EJ says it's his own
fault. Dr. Baker calls for Nicole and EJ begins demanding to know why. The
doctor claims he is just returning one of her many calls. Baker hangs up. EJ
sighs. Brady wishes him luck finding Nicole and walks out, wondering what is
sits in her car after it has broken down. She tries to get through to Dr.
Baker on her phone. When she sees a man approaching, she runs down the
window and begins telling him he's a lifesaver. It turns out to be Brady. He
asks her why she was going to see Dr. Baker. He tells her about his earlier
run-in with EJ and the phone call. She panics but Brady assures her that the
doctor didn't say anything. He asks her what's going on. She explains that
Dr. Baker is a baby broker. After begging him for no lectures, she asks him
to take her to the clinic. When they arrive, Baker tells Nicole that the
woman she was supposed to meet got cold feet and won't give her baby up.
"That was my baby!" Nicole whimpers, bursting into tears. After the doctor
walks away, Nicole explains what's happened to Brady. "I guess I have to
tell EJ everything," she says. He holds her as she cries.
returns to the mansion and finds EJ pacing in the study. She apologizes for
making him worry and tells him that this pregnancy has made her crazy.
Everything that she has done has been because she wants them to be a family…
but now she thinks that's impossible. "You need to know the truth," she
says. He claims that he already knows it. She gave him the gift of love and
he took her sacrifices for granted. Fearing that he had lost her that night
only reinforced what he feels for her. He gets down on one knee and proposes
to her. She giddily agrees and kisses him.
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