3rd Week of March 2008 Daily Summaries
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March 17, 2008
Official NBC summary with some minor additions.
At the hospital, Kayla and Lexie begin prepping Bo for the transplant
surgery. Lexie will do the surgery to remove part of Chelsea's pancreas and
Daniel will do the transplant surgery on Bo. Bo asks if they've found Chelsea.
Lexie tells him they're looking.
Soon after, Hope, Kayla, and Lexie find out Chelsea's been found and are
ecstatic until they learn that she's drunk. Kayla and Lexie know this means no
surgery. Hope is beside herself. Everyone's worried Bo is running out of time.
Bo learns about Chelsea's condition and believes it's for the best. He doesn't
want his daughter to risk her life. Bo refuses to have the surgery. He asks a
livid Hope to calm down, but she can't. Hope goes to look for Chelsea. Bo slips
unconscious, Lexie drug him to calm him down. Later she lets Hope know that Bo
never signed the papers, with him unconscious, she can allow the surgery to
proceed. She knows it's against Bo's wishes, but agrees.
Daniel carries Chelsea into the trauma center. He's furious with her and
orders an IV to help get the alcohol out of her system. They can't do the
surgery with Chelsea drunk. Chelsea wakes up and learns she is a match for Bo.
Daniel rips into her for getting drunk. He wants to know if she took drugs, but
she says no. Chelsea feels terrible and blasts him back. She had no idea she was
a match and could save her dad's life.
Later Shawn explains a little of Chelsea's past to Daniel, about all the
death she's dealt with in her life, and he explains he only yelled at Chelsea to
get her blood flowing and expel the alcohol from her system. The faster her
heart beats, the quicker it is to get out.
Chelsea tells Kate she's so sorry for getting drunk. She would give up her
life for her dad and prays she can save him in time. Hope has come to confront
Chelsea at this point, but stops and listens to Chelsea's regrets. Hope backs
off. Unfortunately, Chelsea's body is not purging the alcohol fast enough and Bo
is slipping away. Daniel tells Hope it's time to say good-bye to her husband.
Later thought Chelsea is deemed fully clear and able to have the surgery.
Down on the docks, John meets with Paul the customs official to bribe him.
Paul explains he wouldn't be working here if he didn't need the money. His
exwife is from old southern money, has oodles of it, but still hits him up for
At the same time Marlena meets with Philip to warn him about John's plans.
She tells Philip that John is power hungry and wants total control of the
shipping lines and docks. She's trying to prevent a war between the Kiriakis and
the DiMera families. John finds her talking to the enemy. Philip suggests they
abide by the old agreement, but John refuses. John wants to own Salem and will
not stop until he does! John and Philip face off. Marlena's phone rings and they
get the news about Bo. Marlena and Philip leave for the hospital.
March 18, 2008
Official NBC summary with some minor additions.
At the hospital, Hope refuses to give in and say goodbye to her husband.
Daniel attempts to sustain Bo's life while they wait for Chelsea's body to rid
itself of the alcohol, which it eventually does. Daniel, Kayla and Lexie think
they've found a drug that could give Bo a few more hours.
Kate is with Chelsea who's hooked up to monitoring equipment. They are trying to
get the alcohol out of her system so they can go ahead with the transplant. Kate
is worried for Chelsea, as this operation is dangerous for her too. She knows,
she is scared, but she's going to do it. Chelsea asks Kate for water and slips
out when Kate is gone. Max and Stephanie show up. They learn that Chelsea is the
donor and are shocked. They go to talk to Chelsea and discover she's gone.
Everyone freaks out and the hospital is put on alert as Chelsea is missing.
Chelsea makes her way to Bo's ICU room. He's still in a coma. She climbs into
bed with her dad and pours her heart out. Chelsea tells him how sorry she is for
all the trouble she caused him, and how much she loves him. She is going to do
everything she can to save Bo's life, but she says he needs to hang in there and
Daniel and Hope find Chelsea in Bo's room. They take Chelsea away for tests,
while Bo receives the new drug. With Bo unconscious, Hope signs the surgical
consent forms, despite Bo's concerns for his daughter. Later, Lexie comes in and
tells them Chelsea's blood is clear. The surgery is a go!
Marlena sees John in the hospital corridor and is surprised he's there. Marlena
is pleased by John's concern for Bo, though he hides it. She asks John if he
changed his mind about bribing the customs official. John lies to her, and
Philip overhears. The stakes are raised between John and Philip. Roman arrives
and moves everyone into the waiting area, the doctors ask him to clear the
family out as things are pretty rough right now and are touch and go. They are
all worried sick about Bo and wonder if Chelsea will come through before it's
March 19, 2008
Official Summary with a few additions.
At the hospital, Bo and Chelsea are both being prepped for the
experimental transplant surgery. Kayla will be assisting Daniel with Bo's
transplant and Lexie will be doing the surgery on Chelsea. Hope has alone time
with an unconscious Bo before the surgery, telling him not to leave her. Then
the other family members file in to wish him well.
The doctors scrub for the operation. They talk about the surgery and how it is
still an experimental procedure. Bo's pancreatic condition makes him a perfect
candidate. The O.R. is filled with tension as they all wish each other luck.
Chelsea is with Kate when Daniel comes in and warns her of what lies ahead. She
is risking her life. Chelsea is fine with that and ready to go. Chelsea says
she'd gladly give up her life for her dad's. She wants to save her father's
life. Daniel is impressed. He leaves. Alone with her grandmother, Chelsea
reveals how scared she really is. Max, Stephanie and Nick come in to comfort
her. Hope also visits and thanks Chelsea for doing this for Bo.
The surgeries begin and the tension in the waiting area
intensifies. Caroline and Victor bond over their shared concern for their son.
Eventually everyone is told that Chelsea made it through her operation and she
is okay. Now they have to begin the transplant to Bo and see if he survives.
John is in the waiting room wondering why everyone is hanging around. The
surgery will take a long time. Marlena explains this is what families do when a
loved one is in danger. John wants to leave. Marlena goes with him for a walk.
They talk about what he remembers of his programming, which is mostly pain. He's
had enough of hospitals and rubber gloves. John asks about his past. Marlena
tells him what he wants to know. John gets a call from the customs official and
is careful what he says in front of Marlena. He hangs up and she asks who it
was. John lies and suggests they head back to the hospital. Marlena feels like
she's making progress with John. She doesn't realize he's keeping secrets.
March 20, 2008
Official summary with a few additions
At the DiMera ad agency. Tony works with Ethan and Morgan on the day's
agenda. They are making a bid for Kate's business. Anna waltzes in and she says
she wants him. Tony thinks she means him, and reminds her now isn't the time.
She says no she wants to hire Ethan to work for her, but his salary is too high.
What about Morgan? Tony stops her. Anna has a sketch of her designs for Kate's
new ad campaign and shows Tony. He in turn shows her the hi-tech mock-up they've
done, she realizes she's out of her league. Anna is beside herself. She needs
help. Later Tony and Anna play their games and end up making love on his desk.
After their love-making, it's back to bickering. Tony wants her to admit she
needs him, but she won't. She smashes a painting over his head and walks out.
At the hospital, Chelsea is out of surgery and back in her room. Kate is with
her as she opens her eyes. She asks about her dad and tells Kate to go get some
rest. Kate leaves. Daniel comes in and tells Chelsea her dad's surgery is over
and he is on his way back to his room. Now they have to wait to see if Bo's body
accepts the transplant. He praises her and they share a warm moment. He tells
her that she too needs some rest and there is a bit of flirting going on.
Stephanie shows up to see Chelsea. Daniel meets Stephanie on his way out.
Stephanie is impressed with the hunky doctor, she asks Chelsea if he is single?
Chelsea just wants her dad to recover but goes on to tell Stephanie that for the
first time in her life she feels good about herself.
Everyone is waking up after a long night in the waiting area. Steve goes to
check on Bo. Hope and Caroline are with Bo, as Kayla and Lexie come in to check
on him. Steve tries to pry Kayla and Caroline away just as Bo wakes up. They are
all thrilled. Hope knew he'd come back to her. He is shocked, how is he alive
without the operation? Caroline reunites with her son and goes to the chapel to
thank God for not taking Bo. Steve and Kayla leave. Hope is now alone with her
beloved husband, so grateful he's still alive. Bo needs to know why he's still
alive. Hope tells him the truth, that he had the operation after all and
everything seems to have gone fine.
All in the waiting room are told the surgery went well. Bo and Chelsea are
awake. Everyone leaves, and Philip and Belle are left alone. They put closure on
their relationship. Belle tells Philip about her plans to sail the world with
Shawn and Claire. Phillip is shocked, realizing he really won't see her or Clair
again for a long time. Philip however wishes her the best.
Steve takes Kayla home to rest and we see she's not feeling well. She's having
cramps and is worried about her baby.
March 21 , 2008
At the docks, Paul gets a call from John advising him that a huge shipment of
Kiriakis merchandise is due in, it would be terrible if something happened and
it was delayed. Paul says he understands. He goes to talk to Max, saying he
needs help reloading Kiriakis stuff back onto the ship as there is an issue with
it. Max says that's not really his job. Paul knows why Max is here, and he
talked with his parole officer. If Max does extra work for customs, he'll get
his time reduced.
Later Phillip shows up on the docks to confront Paul about what is going on.
Paul explains that there are things on that ship not listed on the manifest, or
things too general like machine parts. He says in this day and age with
heightened security risks, everything has to be listed. Phillip says his
manifests show everything in detail. Paul says well his don't. Phillip asks how
much it will cost to make this go away. Paul hopes he is not trying to bribe him
here? Later Paul confronts Max, wondering how Phillip knew what was going on?
Victor arrives at Marlena's office for his session. He admits he doesn't feel
comfortable doing this, he's mostly here to appease Caroline. Marlena
understands that Bo's illness has hit him, brought up feelings about Isabella's
death. She knows he never got closure over that. Victor says he didn't have much
time with Isabella before she was gone. He says then there is John, he doesn't
even act like John anymore, he doesn't remember her or Brady. He is worried
about Brady too and what is going on with him. Suddenly Victor's phone rings,
they are interrupted. It's Phillip calling about what is going on. Victor says
he'll handle Paul, Phillip should deal with John. Marlena listens in and doesn't
seem to happy with what she hears.
Back at the docks, Morgan soon shows up with lunch for Paul. Max asks Morgan
if she knows him? She says yes, he's her daddy. Morgan and Paul sit down to
talk. Morgan hates that he and mom hate each other. He says they don't hate each
other, but it is best they really don't talk or see each other. He is sorry this
is hard for her, they tried to keep everything from her until she was older.
Morgan says no matter what age you are, it hurts to know your parents don't love
each other anymore.
Meanwhile Victor arrives and talks to Max. He thanks him for giving the heads
up to Phillip, and asks how he'd like to do that on a more permanent basis? Max
says you mean spy? We don't see Max's answer. Later Victor is talking to Paul.
He knows he's fallen on hard times with his divorce and taking this job, but not
to fall prey to John Black. Victor tells him whatever John is paying him, he'll
double. Paul says like he told his son, he's not for sale. He warns Victor if he
bribes him again, he'll have him charged.
At the DiMera mansion, Belle, Shawn and Claire arrive to say goodbye to John
as they are leaving to sail around the world. He says well goodbye, he doesn't
know what else to say. Belle was hoping for something more. He asks if they have
plans, a boat? They says not yet, they are working on it. He says then let him
but them a boat. Shawn refuses, but Belle accepts. he tells Shawn that she does
think her dad is doing this because he loves her, whether he realizes that or
not. Shawn agrees to accept the boat. John says goodbye to Claire, how he'll
miss her the most as she's the only one who got him. They hug and he gets a tear
in his eye he has to wipe away. John asks what they'll call the boat. Shawn says
the Fancy Face 4. John simply says oh boy.
Later Phillip arrives at the mansion and confronts John. He knows he's bribed
Paul and is trying to stop their shipping. John again reminds him he told him he
was going to stop this and the deal between his family and Stefano is off until
Stefano returns, for now he's in charge. Then Marlena comes in, John thinks
Phillip brought in his conscious. Phillip says he did no such thing. MArlena is
furious with John, is he so desperate to beat the Kiriakis family he's resorting
to illegal measures such as bribery? John denies it, but she doesn't believe
him. She leaves, and Phillip says this isn't over and leaves as well. John
decides to call Paul up, as well as have some roses sent to Marlena.
Bo and Hope are at the hospital when Belle, Shawn and Claire come to visit.
Bo is awake and doing better, even talking. Shawn says because he seems okay,
they are going ahead with their plans. Bo and Hope are shocked, now? So soon?
They say yes. They explain John bought them a boat, they want to do this. Hope
gets teary eyed, saying how she'll miss them but knows they'll have an amazing
trip. Bo says with computers and cell phones it's much easier to keep in touch
than when they took their trip. Everyone says goodbye and Claire gives Bo a big
Steve and Kayla return to the hospital when Kayla is paged, she promised
Lexie she'd consult on something. Steve wants to tell Kayla something important,
but she has to go before he can. Kayla's doctor arrives and talks to Steve,
she's worried about Kayla and the baby, she should be resting. Kayla returns and
Steve isn't happy, neither is her doctor apparently. Kayla swears she knows her
body and she's okay. She asks Steve what he wanted to tell her? He says only
that he will do everything to keep her and the baby safe.