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July 14, 2008
Good Things Never Last Forever
the pub, Chloe is on her phone with her mother. She explains what happened
with Lucas and Nicole overhears and quickly sticks her head in. Chloe
hurries into the pub to get away. "Do you call your mother every time you
have sex?" Nicole teases, following her. As they bicker, Sami overhears. She
leaps up and says that Chloe must be making up stories. "No, it's true.
Lucas and I had sex last night," Chloe says. Sami becomes furious. "Lucas is
a horn dog," Nicole snipes. Chloe reminds Sami that she's been two-timing
Lucas ever since he got out of prison. Lucas needed a friend and he came to
her. "I hope you're happy because Lucas is on his way back to prison and his
daughter is going to grow up without a father!" Sami bellows. Chloe feels
bad about it but thinks it's really Sami's fault. She's been treating Lucas
and EJ like puppets and they've finally gotten out of her control. Sami
explodes and hurls food at her. Chloe starts throwing rolls in defense and
Nicole soon joins in. Pete tries to break them up until another man leaps in
and holds them apart. "You're insane! No wonder Lucas moved on!" Chloe
screeches to Sami. Sami repeats that she ruined Brady's life and accuses her
of trying to destroy Lucas. Chloe reminds her that she drove Lucas away
because of her feelings for EJ. Sami whines that she has no feelings for EJ.
Both women chime in: Of course you do! Sami is outraged and throws a cream
pie at them. They duck and it flies through the air and straight into EJ's
face. He demands to know which of them started this but quickly guesses it
had to be Sami. He sits her down and tells her that Caroline doesn't need
her and her girl friends starting a riot. She informs him that Chloe and
Lucas had sex and she's sure that she forced him into it. EJ finds that hard
to believe and points out that Lucas took off his bracelet and slipped away
all on his own. "Lucas slept with her because of you," Sami states, using
what's become an all-purpose excuse. She announces that she will be taking
the twins and moving out tonight. She leaves with a slam of the door.
walks over to EJ and asks him if he is going to run after "the woman of his
dreams". He sadly walks out. "What EJ sees in that mindless, manipulative,
twit I'll never know," Nicole comments. She and Chloe decide to have a
drink. They talk about Nicole's drinking and Nicole recalls a time when they
were "kind of friendly". The topic soon turns to Philip and his southern
sorority girl. Chloe is fed up in general. "Men who needs them!" she toasts.
"I hope that's rhetorical," Nicole grimaces.
the hospital, Philip and Bo sit at their father's side. They hope he will be
okay. Philip tells his father that they've had troubles lately, but they
were all his fault and he still has a lot to learn from his father: "I need
you Dad. Please don't leave me." Bo tries to offer some words of support. "I
let him down," Philip confesses to his brother. Bo tells him that their dad
is proud of him. Philip doubts it. Victor's eyes open. He tells them he is
proud. Daniel walks in and asks him how he's feeling. "Like hell," Victor
says. The doctor asks them to step out so he can examine him.
finds Philip standing in the corridor. He gives her an update on his father.
He asks for one on hers. "Apparently he knew who was after him and he left
proof," she explains. He probes for more information. She's scared. He
embraces her. She asks him to help her go through her dad's stuff. They
leave together and head over to the pub. As they sit outside and talk, Chloe
walks out. Philip asks Morgan to step inside so he can have a word with her
alone. Chloe says she feels bad about Victor. "You slept with my brother. Do
you hate me that much?" Philip blurts out. No, but he hurt her and Lucas was
there for her, she explains. The "friends with benefits thing" can be fine,
but things didn't work out, she says. Inside the pub, Morgan catches up with
a sorority girl. She shows her a letter that got put her in mail slot by
mistake. Morgan looks down at it. "Oh my God!" Morgan gasps. It's a parcel
slip. She hurries out and pulls Philip away so they can get the parcel. He
tells Chloe that they can talk later. "There's nothing more to say," she
says to herself.
asks Kate and Daniel what's happening to her grandfather. He explains that
there is a clot in the arteries blocking the blood flow to his brain. He
gave him some clot busting drugs which are risky but he can't speculate
anymore; hell just have to keep them posted. He walks off. Kate tells
Chelsea that Daniel will move heaven and earth to save Victor. Then why
wouldn't she let Daniel operate on her? Chelsea asks. Kate reaches for
excuses but Chelsea is unconvinced and wants to know the truth.
back to his father's side. Victor tells him that he needs his help with
Philip. "Watch out for him," he asks. Bo gives his word. Chelsea comes in
next. She thanks her grandfather for taking care of her in the past. She
wants to return the favor. He smiles. Meanwhile, Bo walks through the
corridor. He gets a call: They may have a break in the Hollingsworth case. "Dammit
Philip!" he groans as he hangs up.
the corridor, Kate takes Daniel aside. "We have to talk about us," she says.
She doesn't regret what happened between them but she can't live with
Chelsea finding out. He doesn't want her to feel awkward. That's not it: She
cares about him and doesn't usually sleep around. He flashes back to
drinking at the pub. He spots her and invites her over. He quickly opens up
to her and she listens before they leave together. She helped him through a
difficult time and he'll always be grateful for that. She says it probably
never should have started between them. He needs her to put it in the past:
Chelsea is his now and maybe his future. Kate understands. "You are one
classy lady Miss Roberts," he says. "Good things never last forever," she
runs back to the mansion. She calls Rolf and announces that he needs to help
her pack up because she and the twins are moving out. EJ walks in. "I'm not
sleeping under the same roof as you for another night," she says. He asks
her to reconsider. Her life's a train wreck because of him, she says. "You
brought this upon yourself," he states. The life she wants is never coming
back. She ruined things with Lucas and he's not coming back. She ruined
things with him so he turned to Nicole. Sami repeats that she just wants
Lucas; she is going to take her children and there is nothing he can do.
"You sure about that?" the lawyer asks. He takes out a court document
forbidding her from taking the children until they have a custody hearing.
July 15, 2008
Do you Ever get Tired of Playing the Victim?
and Hope return to the office after crawling through a dumpster. They
haven't found anything that Paul has left behind except for a package
receipt. They look it up but the server goes down. Bo hates computers. Hope
takes over and fixes it up. Before he can get back to work, he notices she
seems to be thinking about something. She's worried about Morgan. He
discovers the package is still at the post office. They decide to track down
Morgan and get her to pick up the package and open it for them. Bo calls a
judge for a warrant. Hope's phone rings and she has to run off to get Ciara.
and Morgan go to the post office. They wait in line to pick up the package
her father sent. She feels like she could fall apart. "I won't let that
happen," he says. She worries there may be something she doesn't want to
know in that package. He holds her in his arms, promising to help any way he
can. He tells her that her father would be proud of her. She gets jumpy,
wondering if they've been followed by the people who went after her father.
Philip tells her no one has followed them. He tells her that her father
could have sent her anything and it might have nothing to do with his
disappearance. She thanks him again but wonders if he wouldn't rather be
with his father right now. He wants to be with her and is anxious to find
out what's in the package. She admits that her father always warned her to
stay away from him. Her turn comes up. When she hands in the slip, the clerk
tells her that she's out of luck: The package isn't there and has been sent
back to the sender. Philip tells her that this is urgent and begs her to
have a look in the back. She groans and goes to look. Soon, the clerk
returns with the package. Morgan decides she doesn't want to open it in
there so they leave.
the mansion, Sami tells EJ that she won't let him get away with this. She
doesn't have much choice, he reminds her. If she takes his son out of the
house, she may be forfeiting her parental rights. "You are the son your
father could be proud of," she snipes. EJ is proud to be like his father.
Sami rants and insults him. EJ doesn't care about her insults but he'll be
damned if he lets her leave the house with his son. She refuses to believe a
judge would take a child from their mother. He reminds her that he is a
lawyer. She accuses him of blackmailing the judge and threatens to expose
him. "Do you ever get tired of playing the victim?" he asks. She's amazed
how quickly they've jumped from him professing his love for her to this. He
insists he isn't the fickle one; she was in bed with him and jumped into
Lucas' arms a few moments later. She told both of them that she had feelings
for them. This is all because of her behavior. She can leave, but she is not
taking his son. "I just want a family. A real one," she says, accusing him
of turning her life upside down for his own benefit. She just wants Lucas,
the love of her life. "He's also in prison. It's fantasy, a complete
fantasy," he says and she is in serious need of a reality check. His new
attitude doesn't make any sense to her. He's tired of listening to her tell
him about a future with Lucas. It's become almost impossible for him to be
civil with her after the way she's treated him. She accuses him of pulling
an act and refuses to give up, reminding him of who he is dealing with. EJ
wonders if that means she'll make up more stories and tell a judge that he
hits his son too. "I will do whatever I have to to protect my children," she
at the mansion, the battle continues. "Your recent behavior has been
disconcerting to say the least," EJ explains. Sami has been irrational and
has created an environment that is inappropriate for the mental health of
children. She's creating a life he doesn't want for his son. He knows how
much she loves her children, but he also knows how much she hates him and
how that will turn to resentment towards their son. She repeats that she
loves her son and nothing will ever undermine that. They both love their
son, they agree and then start bickering again, mostly about Lucas and it
seems as though Sami is unwilling to make any sacrifice for anything. "You
have some serious problems," he says. She acts without any sense of
responsibility and acts with blind and vicious anger: Hardly a good person
to be a mother. She throws Nicole in his face. He points out that she is
irrelevant. Sami rants. He accuses her of being too dramatic and defends
Nicole, saying that she is nurturing and would be happy to see her looking
after Gianni. Sami guffaws bitterly. EJ admits that Nicole blew him off.
Sami's amazed she has standards. "I may not end up with Nicole, but I will
be with someone and they will be in Gianni's life," he says. She doesn't
envy whoever it is who he ends up with and sarcastically hopes his ego will
keep him company. He repeats that their son will get another mother. She
gets angry. He was happy before he came to Salem and before he met her. She
suggests that he go back to that life then. "You might just get your wish,"
he says. He's called his mother and will be flying off, taking his son with
him. "EJ DiMera, you are not taking my son anywhere!" she bites. "Taking my
son away from you is about the sanest thing I can do!" he shouts. She
threatens him but he refuses to talk anymore. "It's sad that you hardly even
let this begin," he says. It's all over now though, he announces, walking up
and Morgan go to the pub. Caroline greets them and promises to go and visit
Victor soon. They order coffee and sit down. He holds her hand as she stares
at the package. "Open it when you're ready," he says. She's too afraid and
asks him to do it for her. Meanwhile, Bo hurries to the post office in
search of the package, only to discover it has already
been picked up. He calls Hope, who hasn't had any luck tracking Morgan down.
She asks him to come to the pub for dinner and when she arrives, she spots
Morgan. Bo walks in and she points out Morgan. They leave Ciara with
Caroline and walk over to the table. Bo stops Philip from opening the
package, saying that it is now part of a police investigation. Philip stands
up for Morgan. Bo and Hope tell him to leave and ask Morgan down to the
station. She still worries that there will be something in there that she
doesn't want to know about. When they get to the station, she opens it and
finds money and a letter saying that the money should give her freedom from
her mother. She starts to cry and Bo tells Hope to bring her home. After
they leave, Bo searches through the package and discovers a tape recorder.
He turns it on and hears Philip's voice: "Dammit Paul! Do what I say or I
will kill you!" Meanwhile, Philip goes to the hospital. He sits at his
father's side and confesses that he's done something that could destroy them
and the family.
July 16, 2008
As if you Didn't Already Know
and Kayla hurry into the pub to see their crying daughter. "Max lied to
me... he's gone," she bleats. She feels stupid and gullible. She shows her
parents the sappy letter Max left behind. Steve tells her to be fair and
explains that he told Max not to take her along. Steph cries. Steve tells
her that if she went he would be stuck sitting here worrying. Kayla is sure
that there are actually good reasons for her not going along. Steph is
outraged that her father is making her decisions for her. Kayla asks if
Caroline knows. Steve says she can't know. Kayla is torn about this. Steph
continues to lash out at her father for interfering and says that she is
going to go anyway. Kayla backs her up. Steve realizes that he has no
practice with this aspect of fathering; if he's overprotective, it's because
he has no practice letting go. She loves him for caring, but he's going to
have to stop being so overprotective. Stephanie leaves. Kayla apologizes to
Steve for siding with their daughter. He says that's okay; she was right. He
stares off into space and admits that he wishes he was going along with his
daughter. Kayla knows he means well but he needs to let go. Steph just wants
to be with Max. "I can relate. Wherever you are is where I want to be," he
on the train travelling across France. As he sits down, a man starts
snapping his picture. Max catches him and asks what he's doing. The
photographer says his name is Remy, he's a paparazzo and Max is a star race
car driver. Max just gets annoyed and demands that all the pictures be
deleted. Remy runs. Max sits back down and reads a text message from
Stephanie. Meanwhile, Remy calls his contact and tells them that Max is
headed for Marseilles.
home, Hope is reading Ciara "The Wizard of Oz" when Bo interrupts. He hasn't
been sleeping well and it shows. Hope leaves to get him some coffee. He
listens to the audio tape Paul left behind again. It clearly has Philip
threatening Paul's life on it. Abe comes to the door with Theo. They try to
get the children to play. Theo starts counting. Hope takes him away to show
him some action figures. The men talk about the Hollingsworth case. Abe
thinks it's strange that Paul just left some cash and a generic letter. It
seems like something is missing... Bo downplays it and leaves to check on
the hospital, Victor's heart machine goes off. A sleeping Philip leaps up as
Lexi rushes in. Kate follows. They leave so Lexi can work. Kate messes with
her son's hair. He's still exhausted. She wonders what could have made
Victor so agitated. Philip confesses that he confided in his father, maybe
when he shouldn't have. If he's in trouble, he better tell her how, she
insists. Philip says that his father was always a genius of getting out of
things and making his own way. When that legacy was passed onto him, he blew
it and let his father down. Bo interrupts before she can pry any information
out of him.
slips away as Bo goes in to see his father. Lexi tells him that something
has upset Victor but he seems okay now. She leaves them alone. Victor wakes.
Bo asks him what's wrong. "As if you didn't already know," Victor grumbles.
He's sure that Bo has the goods on Philip. "This is your brother Bo... you
promised to protect him," Victor reminds him. Bo reminds him that he is also
a cop and has to uphold the law. He admits that Philip's guilt is only
inferred, not outright proven by the evidence. Victor tells him to hold off.
Bo hesitates on an answer. His father's life support starts to beep. Lexi
runs in and chases him out. Soon. She comes out and asks him what happened.
He says he doesn't know. Kate and Philip return. Lexi tells them all not to
give Victor any more stress. She leaves and Kate stares at Bo. He tells her
to talk to her son and walks away. Kate demands some answers. Philip wants
to go home. She repeats that she needs an answer so she can help.
returns to his father's side. He apologizes but he can't do what he's asked.
It's opposed to his moral position, he claims. Victor doubts that betraying
his brother is any more moral and asks him to find a way to prove his
innocence. He requests that Bo leave the evidence with him and walk away.
His machine starts to beep again so Bo hands the tape over.
at Bo and Hope's, Abe tells Hope that he may be overreacting, but he still
suspects there is more to the Hollingsworth case. They discuss his problems
with Lexi and Hope offers him her support. He repeats that Theo needs to be
the priority and he and Lexi need to learn to see things the same way. Ciara
runs in. "Theo's mean!" she cries. They break up the fight and calm the
children. Abe admits that he has a hard time with Theo as well. Autism is
difficult and can be unpredictable. He was in denial about it and couldn't
be objective, but Lexi was on it from the beginning. He wishes he had been
right alongside her instead of shutting down and letting her down in the
process. Since Lexi had her affair, things just haven't been the same.
They're in therapy, but they only talk during the sessions. Hope tells him
how important communication is. Lexi arrives to pick up Theo. Hope hurries
off to get the kids. Lexi is surprised that Abe stayed there. He admits that
Theo and Ciara had to play separately. She sighs. Abe tells her how proud he
is of her and her strength. "I've learned a lot of important things from
you," he says. They embrace and he promises that they can work through this.
July 17, 2008
Am I Making you Uncomfortable?
sits on the train traveling across France and sends Steph a text message.
Back at the pub, Stephanie reads the message. Caroline asks her where Max
is. "He's in France," she blurts out. Caroline grimaces and then reads the
note Max left behind for her. She sadly walks behind the bar as Chelsea
comes in to see her friend. Steph quickly informs her on the Max situation.
She's planning to track him down and help him find his sister. Chelsea
thinks that's crazy so she calls Morgan for help as Steph goes back to her
grandmother's side. They're both upset. Steph gives her a hug and Caroline
leaves to visit Victor.
the pub, EJ runs into Trent and tries to do some small talk. Trent isn't
friendly, even if he is still "very close" to Nicole, who just happens to
pop up. Trent announces that they have a lunch date. EJ asks Nicole to step
aside for a moment. He tells her that he doesn't like the way Trent treats
her. Trent steps in and the three bicker until Caroline stomps out of the
pub. "This is all your fault!" she bellows at Trent before striding off. EJ
leaves next, telling Trent he will be keeping an eye on him. Trent doesn't
trust EJ. "I think the feeling is mutual," she says, trying to get away.
Trent stops her: He has some detective work for her to do.
arrives at the station. Abe has the money Paul left for her. She doesn't
want it and tells him to hold onto it until her father gets back. As she
leaves, Marlena arrives and goes to see Roman in his office. He tells her
there is another Sami related problem. Not only is Sami threatening to sue
for custody, she caught EJ and Nicole "generating their own electricity" in
the Salem Inn elevator. Marlena shrugs, assuming that Sami can just turn to
Lucas now. Roman tells her that Lucas was busy with Chloe the whole time
that EJ was with Nicole. Marlena's not surprised; Sami has been playing the
men against each other for so long she was doomed to lose them. She blames
herself for this. Roman blames EJ and then Sami. Abe interrupts and Marlena
walks out. Abe explains that Morgan refuses to take the money. Roman doubts
they are ever going to find Paul, or solve the case.
the pub, Morgan and Chelsea surprise Stephanie with some gifts for her trip
to France. They drop a beret on her head and tell her they'll miss her.
Nicole crashes the goodbye party to ask where Max is. Steph says he'll be
gone for a few weeks. Nicole promptly walks out and tells Trent Max has left
town. He orders her back inside to find out more. She refuses. He grabs her
and threatens her, accusing her of falling for EJ. "You stay away form me,"
she says, running off. Trent calls Max and tells him he's offended that he
went on a trip without telling him. "Want something else offensive?" Max
asks, abruptly hanging up.
runs into Marlena at the station. She starts to ask about his situation with
Theo and tells him about a support group he can join. He plans on it. She
asks how things are with Lexi. They have a long way to go but they've been
talking, he says. Roman calls her back in. She hurries inside. They talk
about Lucas. In spite of everything, Sami still seems to want him to be a
father to her children, Roman says. And EJ? she asks. "I think she'd be
better off without either one of them," Roman groans. She asks him to try
bending the rules for Lucas again. Roman thinks Lucas needs to learn his
lesson and refuses to do any more. She tells him to do it for his family. He
gives in, but won't make any promises.
the hospital, Victor asks Bo to give him whatever he has on Philip. As his
machine beeps, Bo hands the incriminating tape over and walks out. He tells
Kate that he needs to talk to his brother alone. They walk off, leaving Kate
to argue with Daniel. He tells her she can't see Victor right now. "Am I
making you uncomfortable?" she asks. "It's fine. We're fine," he says. She
adds that they shouldn't talk about what happened between them. "That's
fine," he says. She thinks Chelsea's a lucky girl, but she doesn't believe
in luck. He stares into her eyes and lets her in to see Victor.
and Bo go over to Bo's house. The cop confronts his brother about his
threats against Paul and tells him about the tape recording. "A threat isn't
a confession," Philip says. Bo tells him that Victor has the tape now but
demands to know if his bother killed Paul. Philip insists that he's
innocent. He's glad that Bo is keeping this off the record but wonders why.
Bo is doing it for their father. Philip thanks him. "This goes against
everything I've lived for, everything I believe in," Bo says bitterly. He
admits that he feels bad for his father, in spite of everything. He kicks
himself for letting his emotions get in the way of his judgment. "Believe
this: I am not a killer," Philip states before he walks out. Bo calls Abe to
confess, but Abe is busy so he doesn't get the chance.
the DiMera mansion, Ava and John are toasting to their future and starting
over. "And to the beautiful woman that made it all happen," he smiles. As
they drink, EJ returns and isn't thrilled to see them lounging. John teases
him. Ava tells EJ that he needs to loosen up and wear some boots or
something. She goes into the kitchen to get treats. EJ tells John that his
wardrobe will be staying the same but he will be making other changes in his
life. He'll no longer be a "nice guy"; he has to be strong and independent.
"I have a proposal for you," he tells Uncle John. After passing him some
compliments, he asks to be involved in the business, whatever it involves.
John sips his wine and tells him he prefers to work alone. EJ reminds him
that he has legal expertise and a detailed understanding of his father's
business. John shrugs, but he's family so he agrees to give him a shot
working for him. EJ's enthusiastic but John needs proof that he can trust
at the hospital, Kate sits with Victor and asks him if he knows why his sons
are acting so strangely. She takes the tape from his hands and plays it.
They listen to Philip threaten Paul. She gasps. Daniel comes in and she
pockets the tape. Victor's heart rate has been going up again and this
annoys Daniel. Caroline arrives and Kate tells her she can take her place.
"Is he alright?" Carline asks Daniel. "He's got a tough road ahead of him,"
he says. She sits down and tells Victor how concerned everyone is. He says
that Bo is a good man: "Tell him I said thank you." After Caroline walks
out, Kate sneaks back in with the tape in her hands. Meanwhile, Daniel walks
over to the pub and bumps into Chelsea. He tells her that Victor is doing
fine but wonders about all of the tension in the family.
July 18, 2008
One Less Mouth to Feed
France, Max talks to the train conductor but has no idea what he's
saying. After he sits down, Steph bursts into his cabin, spurting French
and leaping into his lap. He worries that Steve will kill him. Steve's
okay with everything, she says. She can help him; she's actually been to
France. He wants to send her home. She chews him out for leaving
without telling her or his mother. She has been with him through
everything and she will continue to stay by his side. Seeing that he
still wants her to go, she decides to leave. He asks her to stay and
the pub, Nicole is ordering some apparel for her pooch when she waves
Ava over. She asks for the dish on John. Nothing happened, Ava groans.
They've been keeping everything "PG-13". Nicole is shocked; if she were
a guy, she would want to jump her right away. Ava is sure that John
appreciates her not wanting to change him, but he doesn't seem to be
over Marlena yet. She's not giving up though. Ava rants about Marlena
and Sami and then asks Nicole how things are going with her man. Nicole
blushes and then spills about her Independence Day elevator romp. Sadly,
Nicole says that she's screwed up and pushed EJ away. She's not sure
that EJ really likes her. Ava says she just saw him and he was upset
about a woman so he obviously does like her. She advises her to try
taking it slow. Nicole wishes she could, but Trent Robbins is in the
way. After she tells her friend the "huge" truth about the devilish
Dean, Ava promises to keep it a secret.
sneaks into the pub disguised as "an extra from The Sopranos" and sits
in a booth with Marlena. She needs his cooperation and won't take no for
an answer. He wants to run. John calls. Rolf answers with his "American
accent" while John orders some booze and tells him they need to have a
little talk when he gets home. He hangs up and Marlena pulls out the
fragments of John's memory disc, requesting Rolf put them back together.
Rolf worries about the prison cell old John would send him to if he got
him back. Marlena offers to get him immunity. She knows he's not happy
as he is, but she can get his old life back if he does this for her.
Rolf shakes his head: He can't trust her. She threatens to get John's
memory back without him. Then, he will end up behind bars anyway.
the station, Roman informs Lucas that he won't be going back to the same
prison: He'll be going someplace much worse. They agree to keep the
details between themselves, until Lucas starts talking about them and
Sami overhears. When she discovers he is on the way to a maximum
security prison, Sami throws a fit. Roman apologizes but she's out of
luck. Lucas says it's not forever. Sami cries: "How could you do this?"
Roman leaves them alone. Lucas apologizes again. He's even told Will.
She brings up the fact that he's missing his daughter's life. He knows.
"I wish you'd been thinking about your daughter when you decided to have
sex with Chloe!" she yells. He was angry at her for sleeping with EJ.
Sami wishes he'd come to her instead. She offers to shut EJ out her life
for good. He reminds her that she has a child with him. They run around
in circles about EJ and Chloe until Roman interrupts. Lucas promises
that he will find a way out. "I am fighting for a way to come back to
Allie. I don't know about anything else," he says. He's taken away. Sami
cries to her father. He assures her that Lucas will be fine. She worries
about Lucas being locked up with gangs. She feels like he will never
come home and will miss Allie growing up. Roman advises her to take it
one day at a time. She hands her father a recent photo of Allie to give
to Lucas. As she leaves, he asks her to have dinner with him later.
Later, Roman hands Lucas the picture of Allie. "Just remember Lucas,
you're doing this for her," he says.
the DiMera mansion, EJ assures John that his new plan will restore his
role in the community. John is doubtful. Moments later, EJ meets with
Judge Karen Fitzpatrick. She remembers John but it's not mutual. After
John drifts off, Karen wonders how hard it must be for him. He was once
a generous pillar of the community, she recalls. EJ says those days
aren't over and hands her a donation to her campaign. "I can't accept
this," she jumps. He brings up her competition and suggests that she
might be on the way out if she doesn't take this money. She takes it and
rises to leave, thanking John when he returns. EJ walks her out and
returns. John compliments him on his move; he was watching it all on
closed circuit television. While the Judge may help clean up John's new
reputation, he still doesn't trust EJ. "One good deed does not erase the
fact that you shot me and then relieved me of one of my kidneys," John
says. EJ only did that for Stefano, and that only proves that he is
loyal to family. If he is as loyal to him as he was to Stefano, perhaps
they can do business, John says. He has something in mind for him
already, but he has to deal with Sami first. EJ's confused. John is sure
that EJ still loves her and wants another roll in the hay with her. "She
despises you and yet you're unwilling to let her go," John smirks,
lighting a cigar. He reminds EJ of his devious court order, suggesting
that he was only acting in his own interests, not his son's. EJ suspects
that this is about scoring points with Blondie. John says he and Blondie
are over. EJ tells him to admit that he still has feelings for her.
"Don't worry about me and Marlena. I think you've got enough to deal
with," John says. Sami runs in shouting for Rolf. She tells EJ that
Lucas is being sent back to prison. "One less mouth to feed," John
quips. EJ tells Sami she should move on. "With who? You?" she asks. He
smirks: There's no way it will be with him. She's a mess and even Lucas
has turned to another woman. She is sure that she and Lucas can overcome
mistakes like Chloe and him. Sami storms off. John tells EJ he's being
cruel to his step-daughter, but he understands the importance of playing
hardball. He makes it clear that he wouldn't be working with him, he'd
be working for him. EJ is sure he can prove himself and pats John's
back. John isn't receptive and takes a chess piece off the board.