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November 10, 2008
Stupid, Beyond Stupid.
the Horton's, Nick lights some candles on a cake and hides in the corner.
When Melanie walks in, he screams 'surprise'! She's traumatized. After she
calms down, he apologizes, realizing she's been going through a lot lately.
She tells him that she had the odd feeling that the last time the stalker
called, he could see her. Nick tells her not to think like that. "If I ever
found out who was doing this, I would kill them!" she claims. Changing the
topic, she decides it's time for cake. She blows out the candles. He asks
what she wished for. She can't tell him. He says he could make it come true.
"You can't make it come true. What I wished for was to find who killed my
father," she explains. He tells her it would be better to move on. She
wishes she could but the phone calls aren't helping. "I'm so sorry," he
says. Miserable, Melanie wonders if she did kill her father. Nick assures
her she didn't. "I still miss him," she admits. He's disturbed by this. When
she tries to run off to bed, he stops her to give her presents. Eagerly, she
opens one. It's a snow globe of Marseilles. She smiles. He gets a call from
Max and then excitedly tells Mel that they are a step closer to getting the
project done and her getting her money. She can't understand why he only
talks about what the project can do for her. "I would do anything for you.
Anything," he smiles, taking her hand. He gives her the next gift. It's a
picture frame. Excited she runs off before he can hand her a photo of the
two of them. She brings out a photo of her dad and tells him she wants to
remember what was good about him. Nick is sad, but he wants her to be happy.
"If there's ever anything you want, I'll try to get it for you," he offers.
She asks for a piece of cake. When he picks up the knife, he flashes back to
finding Trent fighting with Melanie. After Trent accidentally knocked her
out, Nick stabbed him in the back.
the station, Bo and Hope listen to Nicole's statement about going to see
Trent with a gun, planning to kill him. She didn't do it but she saw a man
in the distance. Bo has the uncomfortable feeling that she may be telling
the truth. Hope wonders if they've leaped into an alternative universe where
Nicole tells the truth. Bo wonders if Nicole knows who the person she saw
is. He loosens his tie and she tells him that cops will have an easier time
now that he's at the top. She thinks they should go home and jump in the
bath but he says they should listen to Nicole's statement again. She goes
over all the people who confronted Trent the night he died. She's sure that
whoever killed him, must be connected to Melanie or Nicole. It's starting to
feel like they are closing the case.
the cells, Nicole accuses EJ of plotting with his father to take her baby
away. He thinks she's being stupid, even 'beyond stupid'. She's sure that
she's right. He reminds her that he didn't even know she was pregnant until
after Trent was murdered. She thinks he asked her to move into the mansion
so he could frame her. He admits that what he saw her do earlier scared him.
She assumes he's going to use it against her in the custody case. He repeats
that he is on her side. Nicole insists that she is just an 'incubator' to
him. Elvis begs her to trust him. "That would be the stupidest thing I could
do," she says. He repeats that he would never set her up. She asks him if
he's ever been pregnant. He hasn't. She tells him that it's weird and she
doesn't know how to handle it. "I'm not in here because you set me up. I'm
in here because of Bo and Hope," she admits. He reminds her that they both
want what's best for their child and that's that they trust each other. With
his checkered history and her black past, how can they learn to trust each
other? He asks. They're different people now that they have a child, he
insists. "So what are we now? Homer and Marge?" she asks. He repeats that
setting her up for murder wouldn't be the best thing for their child. She
still thinks he thinks she's guilty. He thought that she did it, but now he
doesn't. She had good reason to kill Trent, he says. He may not trust her
for much, but he'll trust her to be the mother of his child. If he can get
her out, she'd like to see if trust is possible.
the safe house, Sami gets out of the shower and is angry to find that her
clothes are gone. She yells at Rafe to give them back. He laughs and watches
TV loudly, knowing that she can't run off while she's naked. She sticks her
head out of the door and threatens to report him. He doubts anyone is going
to be impressed with her complaints. "I want my daddy! I want my kids! I
want my clothes!" she cries. He doesn't care. She feels alone, slams the
door and slides to the floor. Time goes by. He tells her she should come out
and eat. They taunt each other. He stuffs his face and watches TV. She begs
for chips. He refuses to budge. She vows to make his life miserable even if
she is stuck in a bathroom naked. Picking up the plunger, she bangs on the
door and screams 'Camptown Races'. He turns the TV up. His team loses. She
mocks him because he's lost his bet. She promises to be good and begs for
her pyjamas. He rolls over to sleep. She vows not to let him sleep tonight.
When he's silent and apparently fast asleep (he's wearing headphones), she
November 11, 2008
How can you Know That?
the safe house, Rafe figures out that Sami is pregnant and asks if she's
told anyone. She claims that she isn't really pregnant. He apologizes for
being rough on her considering her condition. She should have told them
because they would have adjusted how they are protecting her to this fact.
She tells him to respect her privacy, claiming that her father already
knows, and orders him to stay away. Rafe is not convinced and gets out his
phone to call Roman. Before he can, she begs him to stop. After she admits
that she's pregnant, he starts to rant at her for keeping secrets. She cries
and flops on the couch, wishing she could celebrate being pregnant instead
of being stuck there. Sami just wants to run away before the father of her
baby can destroy its future. He feels bad for her, but she's still been
'wrong, stupid and irresponsible'. She complains about the child's
'nefarious' and 'depraved' father. "Who is it? Attila the Hun?" Rafe asks. "EJ
DiMera," she explains. In that case, he thinks she did the right thing. She
perks up, glad that she will now have the time to hide things from EJ. Rafe
points out that she doesn't have more time: He has to report this to his
superior and soon everyone will know.
her cell, Nicole tells EJ that it means everything to her that he trusts
her. With him on her side, her nightmare will soon be over. "For somebody,
the nightmare is just about to begin," he says, thinking of who actually
killed Trent. Bo and Hope interrupt the couple as they begin to share a
tender moment. Bo announces that she will be released on bail but the
charges haven't been dropped. After paying her bail, Elvis brings Nicole
home. She reminds him that he thought she was guilty. He asks her not to
hold his confusion against her. "As much as I want to be here... I have to
say goodbye," she says. He tries to talk her out of it and asks if this is
about money. It's not (she's sure she'll get her share of the family
fortune); the problem is that he suspected her of murder. He thought they
got past that. She thinks he says lovely things, but then disappears. He'd
like to be more 'demonstrative' of his feelings and tries to stop her from
leaving. She's about to walk out on him when he runs after her. They've come
a long way and believe in each other a lot more, he says. He wants them to
get married. She asks if that means he loves her. It means he wants them to
be committed to each other so they can have a wonderful life. Nicole is
still reluctant to believe him... because of Sami. She refuses to be the
second woman in his life. He promises that he can let go of Sami and pulls
her into a passionate kiss.
Horton's, Nick looms over Melanie with a knife. He's tuned out, distracted
by memories of killing Trent. She snaps him out of it and asks what's going
on. He tells her how bad he feels for her and repeats that he would do
anything for her. She asks him for her other gift. He hands her a ring. "I
don't know what to say," she says. He slips it on her finger and calls it a
friendship ring. She backs away. He follows her. She tells him he's, 'being
too kind... kinda'. Nick wants to do more, in fact, he already has. Before
he can explain what this means, Hope comes to the door to interrupt. She
needs to talk to Nick... alone. Melanie walks out, slamming the door. Nick
offers Hope cake. She turns him down and admits that she's worried about him
being involved with Melanie. He's defensive. She tells him the charges
against Nicole won't stick. This news disturbs him.
the hospital, Daniel explains to Lucas and Philip that Kate has become
anaemic and wants to see them. They rush to her side. Daniel says this is a
critical time. Philip begs him to stop the chemo. Daniel reminds him it's
not his choice. Lucas has a hard time seeing this too, but it's something
they should have expected. Daniel warns that if they stop treatment, she'll
only feel better for a day or two and then the cancer will come back and
she'll have no chance. He repeats that Philip has no say in this and they
will have to wait until Kate wakes up to discuss it further. Seeing that he
is upset, Chloe wants to talk to Lucas, but he plods off and she walks over
to Kate's bedside alone. Sadly, she tells her what a great mother she is and
what a fighter she is. Chloe gives her a pep talk, urging her not to give
up. She remembers when she was so sick, she wanted to let go, but then she
remembered the people who need her. Kate thanks her.
runs into Philip outside. They aren't glad to see each other. Seeing that he
is upset, she tells him that she's glad and she's sure he deserves whatever
he is suffering from. He tells her his mother is dying. "I hope your mother
will be okay," she whimpers, bursting into tears and running away. Back at
the Horton's, Hope guesses Nick must know something. He becomes even more
defensive. Melanie walks in and asks what's going on. Hope decides to duck
out. Melanie worries that Hope is putting lies in his head. He won't believe
any lies as long as he knows the truth. "How can you know that?" she asks.
He knows it in his heart, he claims. Meanwhile, Hope returns to Bo at the
office. She tells him that Nick's involvement with Melanie can only lead to
Philip goes back inside the hospital, Chloe tells him that Kate is awake.
Lucas follows his brother to Kate's bedside. Philip tells her that she
doesn't have to suffer like this. "But I do," she says. The treatment is her
only chance. Her sons hate seeing her like this. She tells them that she can
beat this. "Then we're behind you, one hundred percent," Philip says. In the
hall, Daniel realizes that Chloe must have talked to Kate. He thanks her.
November 12, 2008
Keeping the Mystery Alive.
the mansion, Nicole is languidly relaxing after having a bubble bath and
shaving her legs. EJ thought they could go on their first date. "I don't
think we should go on a date at all," she says. He doesn't understand. She
tells him that what they have is fragile and, whenever they make plans,
things go wrong. He's tired of trying to reassure her. She thinks they're
beyond dating. Elvis points out that they may be living together, but he
doesn't know much about her. "Maybe that's a good thing," she suggests. It
might be best to keep the mystery alive. He agrees to go along with this and
asks her for a non-date: Impersonal conversation about politics and
religion. That sounds good to her. He makes a kiddie cosmo, explaining that
he won't be drinking while she's pregnant either. The baby kicks. They get
excited and he feels for a kick. As they kiss, Johnny starts to cry. He gets
up to tend to him. When he returns, he tells her how important it is to him
to be there for the beginning of the pregnancy. They cuddle. Nicole feels
like they have a bond now. As they kiss, his phone rings. It's an agitated
client. EJ talks him down and then returns to Nicole. They kiss again. She's
tired. He offers to tuck her into bed. She drowses on top of him. He kisses
her forehead and smiles.
the safe house, Sami is begging Rafe not to call his supervisor to inform
him that she's pregnant. He claims it's out his hands. She has spasms and
grabs her belly. She gasps until he hangs up and offers to call 911. She
stops him and claims she's over it. It was just the baby kicking. She cries;
the baby is kicking her while she is stuck there alone. She makes him feel
the baby kick. He cringes; it's weird. She talks about how important her
children are to her and how much it hurt to be away from them when she was
on death row. She complains about who may be looking after Johnny; it kills
her to have to abandon two children to look after the one she is carrying.
He warns her that EJ will soon find out she is pregnant. She's hiding out so
that it will never happen, she says. He thought she was hiding from a
killer. "I think part of you is dying for EJ to know that you are having
this baby," he suggests. She forbids him to say that again. As she throws a
fit, he assumes she must really care about EJ. She taunts him, suggesting
that if he lets the truth out, he will be putting an innocent child in the
hands of the DiMeras. She begs him not to make the call. He offers to sleep
on it. After she falls asleep, he sneaks off and makes a call.
startles Marlena in the park. She screams. As he grabs her, she almost
punches him. She tells him she could have used her mace on him. He asks her
how Aaron was. "You mean Eric," she corrects him. She's been back since this
morning. He wonders if she was planning to avoid him altogether. Marlena
doubts they have much to talk about; she may not want the divorce but it's
what has to be. John asks her if a paper really means it's over. "That's
exactly what it means," she says. She doesn't want them to be awkward with
each other though and asks him to stay and talk. He's not talkative and he
doubts doctors can help. She points out that he said that to her twenty
years ago and asks him to let her help him again. When she asks him if he
still cares about her, he collapses. She holds him until he comes to. She
talks about their children and how scared she is for Sami. "I think I have
an idea," he announces.
goes to see Max at the pub. She was just doing laundry and found one of his
shirts. As she hands it to him, he flashes back to her wearing it and begs
her not to do this. He wishes they could be friends. That seems unlikely.
She walks out.
throws a tantrum when Philip tells her the latest about Kate. He calms her
and tells her that they can't help her. The chemo is brutal but it is
helping her and she has made it clear that she is determined to go through
with this. "We have to be there for her. We have to be strong," he says.
Chelsea still wants Kate in her life; she's pretty much all she has. Philip
gives her a hug, telling her to be positive and upbeat next time she sees
Kate. She leaves to write a paper. When Philip walks out, Stephanie
approaches him. He's reluctant to talk. Since he listened to her problems,
she offers to listen to his. They go back inside and she tells him that her
internship is ending. He offers her a position again. She's sure she could
learn some things from him and agrees.
goes into the pub. Max walks out and finds her crying. She hugs him and
tells him about Kate. He reminds her that her grandmother is strong and
serves her some tea. They catch up on his dying love life. She tells him how
jealous she was of his relationship with Steph and they recall their own
November 13, 2008
What are you Doing With These Pills?
brings Theo to the park. He's difficult and begins to throw a fit. She wants
to take him home. Chelsea shows up and the child runs into her arms. She
calms him down by singing to him and then takes him back to sit with Lexi.
She thanks Chelsea. "He loves you, obviously," Lexi says. When she tries to
push Theo to play with Chelsea, he becomes upset again. Chelsea sends him to
play with his truck. Lexi wonders what she is doing wrong. Chelsea explains
that children act out more around their parents and offers to look after him
for awhile so she can have a break. Lexi's upset but agrees. She tries
saying goodbye to her son but he won't look at her. Chelsea and Theo go off
to play on the swings.
is startled when Maggie suddenly arrives at home. He's awkward and tries to
get away. Quickly, she tells him that she didn't expect Melanie to still be
there when she returned – this is a problem. "Wherever she goes, trouble
seems to follow," she worries. Melanie has been eavesdropping and walks in.
She thanks Maggie for letting her stay and promises to be no trouble. Nick
runs off to run an errand. Maggie wants to get some things straight with
Melanie. "We're just friends," Mel says defensively, showing Maggie the
friendship ring that Nick gave her. Maggie worries that Nick's heart is
dangerously big. She tells her about Willow, how Nick tried to help her and
how she died. Maggie doesn't want to see Nick get hurt again and warns that,
if she hurts him, she'll be answering to her.
goes over to the hospital to talk to Kayla. He wants to apologize for the
way he's been treating her and the rest of the family. He feels like he hurt
everyone by running off to find Melanie and pushing everyone away. Now he
needs to move on.
calls around, trying to get some more painkillers. Getting desperate, he
goes to the hospital and begs a doctor to write him a new prescription. The
doctor is reluctant but writes him a half, asking him to get checked out
again. When the doctor is rushed off, Kayla shows up. He tells her that his
wound is hurting. She warns him that the pills are highly addictive and
tells him that Stephanie says he's been acting strange lately. He claims
it's everyone else who has been changing and runs off.
shows up on Marlena's doorstep to announce that he has hired a private
investigator to help him hunt down the killer so Sami can get out of the
witness protection. Marlena's nearly speechless. He sounds almost like his
old self. There's a knock at the door. She answers, expecting the PI and is
shocked to find Brady standing there. While she giggles in excitement, John
is cold and distant. She tells him his son is home. John stares him over.
Marlena catches up with Brady. He tells her about working on a farm as part
of his recovery. She asks John to sit with them and listen. John continues
to keep his distance. Brady explains that he has come home to make amends
and see his dad. John announces he has to leave and promptly walks out. She
tells Brady that his father may be very ill. "He seemed fine just now," he
says. Marlena explains how abnormal John's brain is and how reluctant he is
to accept treatment. She's done all that she can to help him. He's refused
so she's divorced him, but that doesn't mean she's giving up on him. Brady
wants to help. She suggests that he stick close to his father, but, right
now, he should move in with her. There's a knock. John is back. He announces
that his PI is on the case. He seems dismayed to see that Brady is still
there. "Get used to it Dad," Brady says. John squints. Marlena suggests they
all get reacquainted. John says he's busy and leaves. Brady feels like he's
a stranger to his father now. She knows how that feels and she's sure that
John will see himself in him some day and that will bring the old John back.
runs into his sister in the park. She's pouting on a bench when he sits
beside her. She tells him that Nick has been a better friend to her than he
ever has. "He's in love with you," Max explains. She's uncomfortable and
claims to be surprised. He spots her new 'bling'. She explains it's only a
friendship ring. He asks her to give the ring back and stop leading Nick on.
She claims she isn't, but she can't profess to love him. "Don't you dare
hurt him," he says. She walks off.
returns home. Maggie tells him that she put Melanie on notice. Nick
complains that he is not a child and doesn't need protection. She leaves to
take a call and he pops some pills. When she returns, he spills his pills
and she grabs them. "What are you doing with these pills?" she asks,
worried. She knows how addictive they are and assumes he must have been on
them when he was arrested for drunk driving. Nick blows up at her. She's
hurt. He apologizes. "Promise me you'll take care of yourself," she begs.
After she leaves, he decides that it's time for he and Melanie to take a
little trip. While he loudly announces this to himself, Melanie walks in and
asks him where they are going. He suggests they go to the lodge. She turns
him down. He storms out. "Way to go Mel!" she kicks herself. Nick's phone
rings. She answers. It's Maggie; she asks her to have Nick call her back
ASAP. When Melanie takes out a pad of paper to write the message, she
notices that the paper is identical to that used for the notes she was sent.
walks into the pub and bumps into Kayla. Sitting down, she tells her that
Theo had another meltdown and she couldn't deal with it... but Chelsea
could. Sometimes it feels like her son would rather be with anyone other
than her. She wishes she could change things and that being a good mother
came naturally to her. Kayla won't let her beat herself up over this; she
tells her about her own difficulties raising Stephanie and how long it took
her to have faith in herself as a mother. Deep down, Lexi is sure that her
son knows she loves him.
and Theo run into Max in the park. He plays with his truck while the adults
talk. They both wish they could talk some sense into Nick, sure that Melanie
will break his heart even worse than she did. He tells her about the
friendship ring Nick gave his sister. Chelsea wishes him the best of luck.
"He's going to need it," Max says.
November 14, 2008
Did you Kill my Father?
the pub, Chloe is fumbling in her purse for coffee money when a voice
startles her. She turns and sees Brady staring at her. He tells her that
he's feeling better and has been clean for a year. She asks why he's come
back. "I came back to see you," he says. She doubts it. They sit down and he
teases her. She's awkward and wants to get away. He tells her that it's true
that he came to town to see his family, but mostly to sort out what happened
to their marriage. She blames herself for what happened. He thinks it was a
shame. She thinks it simply wasn't meant to be. Brady still feels guilty; he
was committed to making her happy and failed. She blames herself as well.
They rehash their failures and share responsibility for them. Chloe forgives
him for giving up on their marriage and hopes he forgives her. He does. They
weep and hug. Then they catch up on what's been going on with Sami. Chloe's
heart isn't breaking for her. He asks about Lucas and then apologizes for
bringing it up. They catch up on John and Nicole and Chloe admits that she
and her old enemy have become friends.
the Horton's, Melanie picks up a pad of paper and realizes that it perfectly
matches that of the notes she was sent. "Nick!" she gasps, putting the
evidence together. Nick sticks his head through the doorway. He walks in and
asks her what she was looking at. She doesn't like his tone. He claims he
doesn't have one. Melanie just wants to take some aspirin and lay down. Nick
hands her her purse and grabs her arm, demanding to know what's wrong.
"Aside from the fact that I'm living with an insane person who has been
trying to ruin my life?" she asks, waving the papers in his face. She
thought that he was her friend, but he's been terrorizing her this whole
time. He admits it. She thinks he's done all of this because he's in love
with her and has been trying to scare her into loving him back. "I did it to
protect you!" he shouts. He was in the cemetery and saw what really
happened, he explains. "Did you kill my father?" she asks. "No. You did," he
answers. She falls into a chair crying and demands the details. He followed
her, saw her arguing with her father, struggling with him, stabbing him and
then falling and hitting her head. As she cries, he tells her not to be hard
on herself and begs her not to go to the police. "You better pack your bags
because we're leaving Salem right now," he says. He worries that the cops
are on the way and he doesn't know how to lie convincingly. Asking her to
trust him, he promises her that running is the right thing to do. She runs
is rushing around the mansion when she bumps into EJ. "Going somewhere in a
hurry?" he asks. She has to run to a prenatal checkup. He wants to tag
along. She smiles. They hold hands and walk out the door. They skip over to
the hospital for her appointment with Daniel. She tells him about her cramps
and baby flutters. Daniel checks her over and soon tells them that
everything is fine. Their next appointment should be an ultrasound. The
couple giggle and discuss how they will shop for the children if they know
the gender. EJ wants to be surprised; Nicole wants to be prepared but she
agrees to wait. Elvis is called out of the room by a phone call. Nicole asks
Daniel if sex is still okay. He says it's fine. Daniel walks out and EJ
stops him to ask him about whether sex is safe. "Uhhh...." Daniel answers.
Later, the couple return home and begin making out in the foyer. He stops
himself before he's not able to stop himself. She doesn't see a problem and
they start making out again. She sends him upstairs and promises to meet him
in the bedroom. He leaps up the stairs as the doorbell rings. She's shocked
to find Brady standing on the doorstep.
wakes up in the middle of the day after Rafe brews some coffee. She thanks
him again for not talking to his boss about her being pregnant. He's quiet.
She's disturbed. He admits that he did talk to his boss after she went to
sleep. She throws a tantrum at 'agent backstabber' until he stops her and
explains that he didn't say anything about the baby; he was just checking
out her story. This doesn't impress her. She thinks he's dumb and vows never
to talk to him. That sounds great to him. He tells her that Nicole is out of
jail and living with EJ. "No way!" she jumps. She's ready to call the cops
when he stops her and tells her that Nicole is no longer a major suspect.
Sami worries that the police are wrong and her child is in danger. Rafe
tells her to give it a rest. Instead, Sami rants that the talented,
generally intelligent, good looking and very British EJ could have had any
woman but chose Nicole 'the slut'. Rafe accuses her of still being in love
with EJ. Sami grunts.
and Hope are in his office. She can't stop thinking about the tall guy who
Nicole claims to have seen at the cemetery. Hope makes some calls and then
says that Nicole's story may pan out. She gets a call back and discovers
that there was a caretaker at the cemetery after all. They run over to the
Cheatin' Heart and corner Ray, the caretaker. They've already questioned him
once but they need him to tell them the truth this time. He's reluctant.
They threaten to arrest him for stealing gravestones. He claims he only
'borrows' them. They show him some photos. When he sees one of Melanie and
Nick, he instantly points Nick out. The detectives shudder.
walks into the hospital and asks Daniel how Kate is doing. There's not much
change. He thanks her for talking to Kate and inspiring her to fight. She's
glad that she was able to help. The trauma center calls him away.
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