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October 13, 2008
This is our Miracle.
their room, Steph wonders about Max's bizarre mood swings. He sits by the
window. Turning slowly, he tells her that he found Trent's wallet in her
purse. He explains that he accidentally knocked her purse over and it fell
out. He knows she couldn't have stolen it, so why was it in there? She
remembers that she left her purse untended in the police station and Melanie
was there. He refuses to imagine that his sister would have planted the
wallet. Steph's offended; he just practically accused her of stealing it.
Max wants to believe his sister is a decent person. Steph understands that,
but Melanie spends all of her time taking advantage of him. He doesn't want
to listen to this. She goes on... Melanie's had a hard life but she uses
people and lies. Max is still in denial but finally concedes that his sister
has some problems. "I think Melanie killed your father," she suggests. "She
didn't do it! I know that for a fact!" he blurts out. She points out that he
could only know that if he killed his father himself.
takes Philip to the graveyard. He confronts her about having her dead
father's wallet. She claims that he gave it to her. He accuses her of taking
it and demands that she tell him the truth. She tells him about Claude and
flashes back to her fight with her father the night he died. Philip refuses
to believe that she just turned her back on him and walked away. She doesn't
care if he doesn't believe her. He walks off, threatening to talk to Bo. She
runs after him and confesses that there is more. She flashes back and
explains that she pulled a knife on her father. He assumes she killed him;
sick of her 'dim-witted routine', he prompts her to come clean about it. She
claims innocence again. He's not sure why, but he likes her and doesn't want
anything bad to happen to her. As he demands an answer, she admits that she
'doesn't know' if she killed her father.
walks into the mansion muttering to herself about telling EJ the truth.
Before she can, she hears Nicole telling EJ that she is pregnant. Sami gasps
and ducks away. EJ has to sit down. John walks out to give them some room.
Nicole prods EJ for information on how he feels about this. He blinks. Sami
continues to bite her lip in the hall. He didn't know it was possible; the
'escapade' was months ago in an elevator. Nicole feels like a fool. Sami
storms in and accuses Nicole of lying. As she lays into Nicole, EJ stops her
and says that this is between himself and Nicole. "Do you wanna end up in
the poor house with her?" Sami taunts before telling EJ that Nicole is
barren. Nicole admits it, but she's pregnant anyway. "I choose to look at it
as a miracle," she says. Sami taunts her about her drinking. Nicole thinks
she feels a kick. Sami goes for her belly and notices a bump. Her jaw hangs
down. EJ asks her to leave. Sami thumps off. EJ doesn't know how to feel
right now. They sit down. She suggests they make plans or celebrate. This is
a lot for him to take in. Neither of them expected this. Nicole feels like
the universe is giving her a shot to do something great and she doesn't want
to mess it up. "This is our miracle," she says. He admits that he's happy
she's pregnant, but he's going to need proof that the child is his. She
the hospital, a nurse hands Marlena a letter. It informs her that John still
hasn't signed the divorce papers and nothing is going ahead. John walks up
to her. She hides the papers. He wonders why she hasn't been returning his
calls. She has no more to say; she tried so hard to find the old him but has
only found a stranger. He forbids her to give up on him when he's done
everything he can to earn her respect. The man she loved was a humanitarian,
that was his nature, and that's why she loved him. John admits that he can't
be that kind of man, but he's trying. Suddenly, he tells her that Nicole is
pregnant with EJ's baby. Marlena wonders why Nicole trusted him enough to
tell him and why he then broke her trust to tell her. He's not gossiping,
he's proving that someone trusted him with a delicate situation. John told
her to come clean and imagines that Nicole and EJ are out buying wallpaper
as they speak. Marlena tells him he did the right thing. "Want to grab a
bite to eat?" he asks. An exasperated Sami runs over. John excuses himself.
Sami babbles. Her mother reminds her to breathe. Sami tells her that Nicole
is pregnant. Marlena knows. Sami is going to be sick. She rants about how
Nicole destroys the lives of all the men she knows and is sure that Nicole
is only after EJ's money. Her mother points out that Nicole will have the
same problems with Stefano that she has. Sami still resents this. "I'm just
happy it's not you that's pregnant," Marlena smiles.
is trying on a new outfit when Chelsea bursts into the changing room. "When
the going gets tough, the tough go shopping," Chelsea quips before attacking
her grandmother for dragging her into the mess between her and Daniel. Kate
doesn't know what's going on. Chelsea explains that Daniel sent her out to
find her and imagines this was all a ploy. Kate explains that she is sick
and the doctors are doing tests. She just wants to enjoy herself while she
waits for the results. Chelsea sobs; she feels horrible... but she still
can't put what's happened behind her. Kate snaps: She's had enough of
Chelsea's anger, self-pity and resentment. Chelsea has been forgiven many
times, by many people, for many things. She understands that she feels hurt,
but what she and Daniel did wasn't wrong and Chelsea needs to realize that.
Life is too short to waste on this, Kate insists. Chelsea would like to
forgive her, but she can't. She walks out.
October 14, 2008
meets Nick in the pub. She's surprised to see him drinking since he just got
out of jail for drunk driving. She chats him up. Beer for breakfast aside,
he says he's okay. "What's going on with you?" she asks, unconvinced. She
admits that most of his recent problems are her fault and suggests that he
stay away from her. He can't; he's "drawn to her like a moth to a flame".
She laughs; he's being lame but cute. She thinks he's too nice to be hanging
out with her. He thinks she's awesome. He's done more for her than anyone
else ever has so she thanks him again with a kiss.
stops by the lab to see his sister. He's been chasing around for suspects in
Trent's murder. Outside, EJ and Nicole arrive so that they can have a
paternity test. She talks about what a nightmare their relationship has been
so far and it's all due to Sami. Bo walks out to them and asks her if she
has any ideas about who killed her husband. He and Nicole trade barbs. He
vows to keep an eye on her and walks off. Nicole is anxious to get the test
over with. EJ needs to know that he's the father before they make any plans.
She reminds him that she is not Sami. "You're a lot alike and that worries
me," he says. She's not pleased by this remark; this baby could be a new
beginning for them but he only seems to care about himself. Kayla walks over
and they explain that they are there for a paternity test and her
ultrasound. Nicole goes in to get ready. EJ walks off to take a call. Kayla
follows Nicole and asks her if Stefano knows. As Nicole gets her ultrasound,
EJ returns and watches. He then asks again for the paternity test. Kayla
explains the test and leaves to get a nurse. EJ apologizes for upsetting
her. She'll be fine once she proves that she is not like Sami. Later, Kayla
returns with the results. They look them over. Now that EJ has proof, Nicole
asks him if she should do this on her own or if they will do it together.
paces around the cabin until Lucas wakes up. She launches into a tirade
about how "slime bucket" EJ got Nicole pregnant. Lucas laughs. She explains
that she even saw Nicole's baby bump. Lucas keeps laughing and suggests this
could be good news for her. Maybe Stefano will just go after Nicole's baby
and leave Sami's alone? Sami's blinking and sarcastic. Lucas smirks and
wonders how EJ could succeed in getting them both pregnant. She declares
that she will not be telling EJ the truth now. He doesn't want his kid
dragged into her schemes. Sami says she will lie until the end of time if
she has to. He asks her what her parents said when she told them. She avoids
the question. He knows what they would have said. So does Sami. Lucas
suggests that she will be losing EJ to Nicole. "I'll sacrifice anything,
including my feelings, to make sure I don't raise another DiMera baby," she
says. He mocks her. She's sure she can hide her pregnancy from EJ. "You
gonna hide behind a sofa?" he jokes before getting serious. A lie like this
will affect all of her children, he reminds her. She's sure she can make it
work and makes him promise to keep this quiet. He reluctantly agrees, but he
won't be keeping her secret for long.
tries calling Bo without luck. Before she can walk off with Trent's wallet,
Max walks out of the shower and stops her. She wants to hand the wallet in
to the police. He points out that it will implicate him or his sister. She
hands the wallet over and insists that they turn it in. He agrees to 'take
care of it', by which he means destroying the evidence. She points out that
it could be the only piece of evidence that would clear his mother. He
concedes. She hugs him.
and Steph go over to the station to see Bo. They hand over the wallet. Bo
needs some answers. Max isn't helpful. Steph explains that someone planted
it in her purse and she's sure it was Melanie. Bo's not surprised. He takes
it down to the lab. Steph tells Max they did the right thing. When Bo
returns, he explains that they have helped Caroline's case, but the only
prints on the wallet belong to the two of them.
meets with Lexi in the park. She wonders if she wants her to look after Theo
today. Lexi fires her instead. Lacey makes excuses and admits she made a
mistake. She begs and whimpers until Abe arrives. He hands her a final
check. She stomps away. Lexi is relieved. They walk across to Chez Rouge.
Maggie runs over to meet them, happy that they are using the restaurant to
launch his mayoral campaign. Maggie takes Theo off for cookies and Abe
wonders why Lexi is so upset. She's still frazzled that they almost lost
him. He reassures her and tells her that with her by his side, he is very
confident that he can win this race.
walks along when she notices a poster for Abe going up in an alley. "Honest
Abe my ass!" she says, whipping out her phone to call the mayor's office.
Soon, the mayor shows up to meet her. She has stuff to tell him about the
Carver family, stuff he may find useful. Meanwhile, Lexi sits with Theo and
Maggie at Chez Rouge. She tells her about how much Theo likes Chelsea and
how worried she is about finding a new sitter. The press conference starts
and Abe rises to speak and thank everyone. Theo points out to his mother
that Lacey has just entered the room. Lexi stares and worries. Lacey runs
out and screams that Abe lets his wife walk all over him and lets other
people suffer for his stupidity. The press ask her questions. She claims
that the Carvers practically abandoned Theo after he was diagnosed with
autism. She also claims that Lexi fired her because Abe was always coming on
to her. Maggie screams, Abe screams, Lexi screams and Lacey continues to
rant. In his office, the mayor watches this unfold on TV and claps. Abe is
outraged. Lexi rushes to him and tells him that they can't do this; she
can't handle it. Taking Theo, she walks out.
October 15, 2008
is on her phone gabbing to Chris by the Kiriakis pool. Daniel suddenly comes
out of the pool and surprises her. As he towels off, she tells him Victor
has been kind enough to let her use the yard. He asks her how she's feeling.
Kate feels better and may have made some inroads with Chelsea, she claims.
But she doesn't want to think about any of that. She just wants to think
about what a beautiful day it is and suggests that he get them some wine.
Before he can, the lab calls. He tells her that the results of her tests so
far are not conclusive. That's not really the news she wanted. Having him
near her makes her feel better though. She takes his hand and tells him that
facing her mortality has made things much clearer to her. Passing up a
chance at happiness doesn't make sense anymore. "No, it doesn't," he agrees.
They kiss intensely. After they make love, he holds her hand and tells her
that he will be with her every step of the way.
returns to the cabin where Sami is trying to find clothes that don't make
her look pregnant. Chloe walks in and says that EJ will know exactly what is
going on. Sami is shocked. Chloe just thinks that Sami is packing on the
pounds though. Sami swallows her annoyance and walks out. Lucas is glad to
be alone with Chloe. She wants a hot shower. He informs her that Sami will
be staying with them for awhile. She can't believe this. Sami's an important
part of his life, he explains, suggesting she give the new living
arrangement a chance. She enjoys playing house when he's not neurotic and
the child isn't screaming, Chloe explains, but the cabin is already dark and
cramped and smells like diapers. She walks out.
announces to EJ that she is moving into the mansion with him. As she talks
about brightening up the place, he drinks and gets angry. "It's just about
the money for you isn't it?" he challenges. Sarcastically, she tells him
that money is all she cares about. She's ready to walk out of the house, and
out of his life, when he stops her and apologizes. They have a confused
exchange about her marriage to Victor and she imagines that he must be
asking her to marry him. That's not what he meant. He tells her that moving
in with him would be "complicated". She's sure that Stefano would be more
welcoming to her and her baby than he has been. He warns her that she is
making a mistake if she tells his father. She storms out. He calls Sami and
tells her he's on the way over to spend some time with his son.
leaves the cabin, despite Sami's pleas to stay and help her with EJ. The
Englishman arrives and she informs him that their son is napping and he
should just go home. He tells her that he needs a friend to talk to and sits
down. After he rambles about the mess with Nicole, she congratulates him on
being a father again. She tells him this must be fate's way of telling him
that he belongs with Nicole. He's a little disturbed to hear this and
leaves. She bursts into tears. When Johnny wakes up, she sadly tells him
that there is something very hard that she has to do.
goes to visit Nicole. When the opera singer sits down, she notices the
ultrasound picture on the table. Nicole explains that she's been granted a
miracle and now she's "carrying Junior's junior". Unfortunately, EJ's not
happy about it. Chloe dishes about her little battle with Lucas this morning
and suggests she'll need an exorcist to get Sami out of her life. There's a
knock at the door. Lucas rushes in and tells Chloe he needs to apologize. EJ
follows and says the same to Nicole. Lucas kisses Chloe and tells her that
she is his future. "Great! Very reassuring," she grumbles. Meanwhile, Nicole
asks Pookie if she should forgive EJ. He promises his apology is sincere. He
asks her out for the date that they've never succeeded in having.
and Evan are at the pub looking over the internet. Abe's disgusted by how
terrible he's being made to look. Evan warns him that it will be getting
worse: The mayor knows all about Lexi's affairs and is ready to make them
and Theo play in the park. The boy runs over to Chelsea when she arrives. As
Theo plays with his trucks, Lexi and Chelsea talk about Lacey's blowup at
the press conference. Lexi doesn't want anything to do with the campaign
after that. They start talking about Daniel. Every time Chelsea sees Daniel
she feels awful. Lexi advises her to look for a way to forgive him. Chelsea
takes Theo off to play when a reporter runs over and begins shoving his
camera in Lexi's face and interrogating her about her affairs. Abe arrives
and Lexi explains that she won't talk about her past, only about her future.
She makes a pitch for Abe as the next mayor and takes her husband's hand,
vowing to stand by him through everything. Afterwards, Lexi tells Abe that
she will do everything in her power to make sure his campaign is a success.
mayor arrives at the mansion to see Stefano. DiMera doesn't seem to care
about the news that Abe is running for mayor. Marino wonders where Stefano's
loyalties lie and warns him to be nervous. "I doubt you'll be able to buy
Abe the way you bought me," he suggests. The mayor warns that he'll be
needing more resources and asks him if he will do everything in his power to
help him defeat Abe. Stefano laughs, but agrees to help on one condition: He
can trash Abe, but he has to leave Lexi and Theo out of it.
October 16, 2008
returns to her hotel room and babbles to her belly until EJ interrupts.
She's startled to see him. He's there to take her on a date. He dances her
around the room, asking her to come to Chicago with him for dinner and a
show. He's spent a lot of time chasing after something that was not to be
so, now, he wants to see if they have a chance. She marches off to get
beautiful. While she's in the bathroom, the manager comes to the door with
Nicole's eviction notice. He hands it to EJ and walks off. EJ has Nicole's
things packed. When she walks out, he tells her that they are packing her
bags and moving her out. After he hands her the eviction papers, she pouts.
He informs her that she will be moving in with him. She's reluctant. He
wants to look after her and the baby. She worries about Sami. EJ assures her
that he and Sami are finished. She finally agrees and he reminds her that
they are still keeping the baby news from his father. They'll have to take a
rain check on their date until after they move in together.
is reading the paper over breakfast when John interrupts. "It's over. You
have won," John declares. Stefano needs more of an explanation. John
explains that he is giving up control of the DiMera empire and will be gone
by the end of the week. Stefano is taken aback but he's sure that his
half-brother isn't doing this for the sake of altruism. John is doing it for
Blondie, he clearly states.
and Nicole arrive at the mansion with her dog and her bags. Stefano runs out
and sees them. He's not happy that his son has brought a 'boarder and her
repulsive mutt' into his home. EJ says there is more to it than that. He and
Nicole bicker about who should tell him the news. "We're having a baby," she
finally tells him. Stefano is shocked. "Another heir," he smiles. Thrilled,
he tells her and her dog that they can stay and he'll set her up in a nice
room. He asks them for details. She feels a twinge in her belly. EJ tries to
feel it but there is nothing. She asks Stefano to feel. He can feel the
kick. Pouring champagne, he toasts to the dynasty continuing.
pays a visit to Marlena in her office. She needs some advice about dealing
with Lucas. Marlena doesn't think she can help. Chloe has made so many bad
decisions that she can't trust her reactions anymore. "I think Lucas is
cheating on me," she says... and she thinks he's doing it with Sami. That's
a 'deal breaker' for her. Marlena has nothing to say and suggests that she
talk this over with Lucas. Chloe thanks her and leaves. John walks in and
tells her that he's got news. "I'm getting my act together and I'm taking it
on the road!" he announces. She's unconvinced. He's a changed man, he
explains. He's opted out of the DiMera empire. Marlena smiles at the news.
He did it all for her. He's moving out of the mansion too. She's proud of
him and asks him to have a coffee. He needs to pack first. Before he leaves,
he hands her the divorce papers, signed as she requested. "Ball is in your
court," he says.
is leaving the cabin for a meeting. He tells Sami to call him if she needs
him. She groans. He asks her if she's told EJ about the baby yet. "I told
him 'goodbye'," she says. He refuses to deal with her mess anymore. She's
sick of his lectures. He can't see how she could hide her pregnancy and
warns her how angry the DiMeras will be when they discover she's been hiding
their heir. She has another idea: They could claim that he is the father.
Disgusted, he refuses and tells her that she is insane. The plan makes
perfect sense to her, however. She will tell EJ that she tried to seduce
Lucas after he came back from prison and he couldn't resist. He points out
that she did try and he did resist. Sami says this is the only way the baby
can have a normal life. He refuses. She cries and lays a guilt trip on him
before accusing him of being afraid of losing Chloe. He's offended. She
continues crying and begging. After he walks out, she circles a clinic in
the yellow pages and picks up her phone.
Lucas returns to the cabin later that day, Sami is gone. He tries calling
her and then notices that the clinic has been circled. "Abortion? You gotta
be kidding me?" he says, running off. Meanwhile, Sami has already arrived at
the clinic and is eager to get it over with. The doctor arrives to start.
Outside, Lucas arrives and searches for Sami. Chloe calls him and hears a
nurse in the background say 'Brookfield clinic'. She asks Lucas what's going
on. He hangs up and goes in to see Sami. She's crying.
October 17, 2008
He Can't do This to me.
didn't do it, did you? Did you have an abortion?" Lucas asks a weeping Sami
in the clinic. She didn't do it. She's crying because she's finally made a
decision and he has to keep it quiet. Chloe arrives outside and, pretending
Sami called her, asks the doctor where Sami is. He can't tell her that. When
he's called away, she starts to snoop. The door opens and she spots Sami
hugging Lucas and thanking him for understanding. As they walk out, she
grabs the patient file from the room and her jaw drops as she reads it. A
nurse walks up to her and asks her what she's doing there. She covers by
pretending to be a pharmaceutical rep.
Chloe goes back to the cabin, she slaps Lucas across the face as soon as she
walks through the door. "I know Sami's pregnant!" she barks. He figures out
that she followed him and says this means they have real problems. Chloe's
ready to walk out but Lucas begs for a chance to explain. He admits that
Sami is pregnant but the baby is not his. She doesn't like that he and Sami
have secrets together. This was the only one, he claims. She quickly guesses
that EJ must be the father.
and Steph arrive at the pub to see Caroline. They tell her that she isn't a
prime suspect anymore. They found Trent's wallet and their fingerprints are
on it, so she's in the clear. They're sure that someone planted it in
Steph's purse and have a good idea of who it must have been. Melanie walks
in on cue. Caroline leaves the kids alone to talk. Mel forces a huge smile.
Steph grabs her by the arm before she can duck out. Max orders Steph to let
go of his sister and then asks Mel about the wallet, accusing her of
planting it. She slams Steph and insists she's innocent. As she mocks her,
Max continually begs them to stop bickering. Mel taunts Max to take the
wallet to the station and have it dusted for prints. He admits that he did
and her prints weren't on it. Mel demands and apology. Steph throws her on
the table and grabs her by the hair instead. Max tries to get between them
as they scream at each other. Max pulls Steph aside so he can sort things
out with his sister. She refuses to leave them alone. He begs. She leaves.
Mel is ready to follow but Max wants to help and asks her what's going on.
Playing with her hair, she says the last fight she was in was with their
father. He confronts her again about the wallet and she admits that she
planted it. She admits that she's been a brat and he's been "nicey-nice". "I
don't think you can handle the truth because I can't handle it myself," she
admits, claiming that she "may have" killed her father.
the mansion, Lexi arrives to see her father. EJ and Nicole file out so
Stefano can tell Lexi their news. He informs her that Theo will be having a
little cousin. She's not that excited about the news. She's more worried
about Theo; he's going to need his grandfather's help and he better come
through for him. She moans about Lacey and her lies, sure that the mayor put
her up to it. The mayor has been calling her a bad parent and bringing up
her past affairs. Stefano is sure that it must be painful. "The second he
dragged my little boy into this, he crossed a line," she says, vowing to
fight to defend her family and get rid of Marino. "The mayor will back down
eventually," he says. She tells him to make sure it happens. "You either end
your relationship with Marino immediately, or you end your relationship with
your grandson," she threatens, walking out.
brings Nicole up to the room she'll be moving into. She thanks him for
making her feel welcome. There's nothing he wouldn't do for her, he says. He
worries that she may have compromised their child's safety by trying to
ingratiate herself with Stefano. He asks her to keep a distance from his
father. Nicole doesn't understand. Elvis explains his father's obsession
with heirs and how it destroyed his relationship with Sami. "Somehow it
always comes back to her!" Nicole groans. He admits that he feels guilt and
sadness because he and Johnny could never be a family with Sami. She offers
him the chance to do it right this time. "You're absolutely right," he
agrees. "This doesn't mean anything if you can't let go of your past with
Sami," she reminds him.
runs into Caroline playing with the kids in the park. They talk about her
murder case and then Caroline runs off to get some balloons. Sami tells the
kids that they're lucky they don't know what Stefano is really like. She
worries that she won't be able to protect them. "I have to do the right
thing," she says, hoping they, and their little brother or sister, will
understand. She's decided that it's time to tell the truth and leaves for
Chez Rouge, Marino is gloating about how Abe's campaign is dead thanks to
Lacey. Lexi shows up and tells him that it's his campaign that's going to be
'DOA'. He says that the public deserves to know the truth about her. She
thinks the public should know the truth about him as well – like the fact
that Stefano is his number one contributor. She's already talked to her
father and warns him that it will be hard to run a campaign once his
resources run dry. She walks off. The mayor panics and calls Stefano and
tells him about the talk he just had with his daughter. Stefano reminds him
that his family was off limits. The mayor argues that it was just politics.
Stefano announces that all of their ties are now severed and hangs up. "He
can't do this to me," the mayor grumbles.
at the mansion, Nicole and EJ go downstairs. Stefano runs into her on his
way out and tells her that the cook will stock up on everything she wants.
EJ asks for some time alone with her. She wants out for air. He gets on his
knees and tells her that their child's future is the most important thing in
the world to him. She says that Sami keeps popping up and confusing things;
she just thanks God that Trent is no longer part of the equation. Now that
they are together, they can take it slow, she says, kissing him. They kiss
passionately and tear off their clothes. As they go at it on the couch, Sami
arrives outside and spots them through the garden window. While she weeps in
the bushes, the mayor begins banging on the front door. A man calls out to
him. He turns and is immediately shot dead. Sami walks by and sees the
killer with the corpse.
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