1st Week of May 2008 Daily Summaries
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May 5, 2008
I've got Your Back.
and EJ arrive at the police station. Roman explains that he's already
vouched for them and the Immigration agent is waiting in the office.
John and Marlena arrive. He's eager to get going. Nicole trails behind,
much to everyone's chagrin. She doesn't understand why EJ doesn't have
dual citizenship in the first place. He explains that he was registered
as a UK citizen and his mother tried to pass him off as someone else's
son. This is so confusing that Nicole needs a drink. The Immigration
agent comes out and calls John in. "It's okay. I've got your back," he
smiles to EJ. Sami worries and paces. Nicole eats donuts and mocks her
while everyone tries to keep them calm. Marlena wishes she knew what
John could be saying.
In the office, John explains that Sami and EJ are his family.
He goes on to say that, because he lost his memory, he's been able to watch them
with the objectivity of an outsider. He tells the agent that he doesn't even
think the couple realize how in love they really are. When he walks out, Sami
asks him if he told the real truth or their version of the truth. He doesn't
know the difference. Meanwhile, EJ thanks Nicole for showing up. She tells "hot
stuff" not to "get his boxers in a bunch". He tells her not to do anything to
upset his chances at staying in the country. She rolls her eyes and walks away.
Sami thanks him for sticking up for them, but doubts it will help. As Nicole
goes in, Sami continues to pace and EJ tells her not to get an ulcer. Nicole
soon walks out and the agent chuckles. She stops to joke that, at this rate,
Sami's not going to have anyone left in the country. Sami grabs at her but her
parents pry her off. The agent calls her in and EJ insists on going in with her.
Sitting in the office, they claim that their love is the start of a new era for
the DiMeras and the Bradys. EJ explains that his life completely changed when he
met Samantha and this isn't about a visa, this is just about his family. "I need
this one... please," he begs. The agent thanks them and wishes them a good day.
After he walks out, they tell each other that they did great and file out to
Marlena and John. Nicole tells Sami that she's her own worst enemy and walks
out. Sami starts to cry and EJ comforts her.
the pub, Philip talks to Max about his work schedule. He offers him a chance to
make some extra cash while finishing his community service at the docks. Max's
ears perk up. Philip asks him to keep an eye out and help him nail John Black.
Max says no. Philip promises there will be no risk involved. Max still refuses
and turns away. Morgan walks up to Philip and lays into him for his "dirty
Kiriakis tricks". He offers to buy her a drink. She turns him down but wants to
play darts. He grimaces but agrees and she calls Max for her special darts. As
Philip takes the darts from the board, she throws one at his head. "I'm very
intimidated," he smirks. "You should be," she shoots back.
visits Chelsea at home. Chelsea admits that, while infertility is bad, it's not
the worst part of what's happened. Daniel hurt her feelings, she explains. He
gave up being her doctor and it made her feel like she'd done something to
offend him. Kate assures her that this can't be the case. "You're hoping that
you and Daniel can be more than just friends," she surmises. On cue, boyfriend
Nick knocks on the door and Kate leaves them alone. He sits on the couch with
her and tells her of his plans to take her off to the beach for a picnic. She's
unenthusiastic. He gets the feeling that she doesn't want him around. She offers
to call him when she feels better. After kissing her goodbye, he leaves and she
At the hospital, Lexi thanks Daniel for everything. She has a
question though: Is he really leaving because he wants to go surfing, or is it
because of Chelsea? He insists that he isn't leaving because of her. Chelsea
suddenly calls him but hangs up without saying anything. Lexi wishes he wasn't
leaving; he's a good doctor. He likes it in Salem but there's no surf. She asks
him again to stay.
is having drinks with Nick and Morgan at the pub when Daniel walks in. He sits
in the distance and eavesdrops as Nick worries about Chelsea. Nick becomes upset
and walks out with Morgan hurrying after him. He gets away and Philip catches up
with her. "Are you always such a drama queen?" he asks. She purses her lips.
Stephanie goes to visit Chelsea. She worries about Nick and
Stephanie asks her if they're going to break up. Chelsea can't make any
decisions right now. She asks Stephanie if she and Max finally... Yes, they did
and Stephanie thinks that "he's it". Chelsea used to feel that way about Nick
until she met Daniel. That isn't going anywhere though... she doesn't think.
Stephanie isn't so sure; she thinks that "incredibly hot" Daniel is totally into
her and is sure that her friend will go after him. "I am in love with Daniel
Jonas," Chelsea confesses with a smile and a cracking voice. She's still sure
that he has no interest in her. Stephanie says that she talked to him and is
sure that it will only be matter of time before Daniel realizes how special
After Stephanie leaves, Daniel comes to the door for "one
last house call." Chelsea's taken aback, but invites him in. She suggests that
he rides in on his white horse and saves someone before leaving just so that he
doesn't have to develop any roots or relationships. He won't stay. He walks to
the door but instantly turns around and pulls her into a kiss before walking out
again. Meanwhile, at the pub, Max begins looking through the work that Nick left
on the table. He starts to work through it when Stephanie appears. She wonders
what he's doing. He insists that he's just fixing it to help out his friend. She
doubts he has any idea what he's doing.
Vitali is at Ava's hospital bedside. He wishes he never had to see Steve again
and asks Kayla if it's necessary to have his daughter tied down like this. She
confronts him about the kidnapping and he tells her he doesn't like Kayla being
his daughter's doctor. Kayla offers to give her diagnosis of Ava, but first
she'd like to know why she was under the care of a doctor who seemed determined
to make her worse than she was. Martino insists that he has no idea what she's
talking. "Whoever gave her that medication wanted her to lose her mind," Kayla
says. Ava wonders if this can be true. He sits by her side and promises to take
care of her. If there is someone to blame in all of this, it's Patch, he
insists. When he tells her he'll take her home and take care of her, she shrinks
away from him in fear. Steve tells him it's time to go and Kayla echoes this.
"We'll talk about this when we get home," he tells his daughter. She reminds him
that she's under arrest. He'll get her home soon, he promises, kissing her head
and walking out. Steve looks over at him as he makes a call. They share a long,
meets with Martino at the pub for a quick drink. She tells "Marty" that the
years have been very good to him. He promises that they are just catching up as
old friends and there are no strings attached. She relaxes a little. "What's
going on with you? You okay?" he asks. She's not. She walked into a murder
scene. That doesn't make any sense, he says. "That kinda thing gives me the
creeps," he shivers. She forgot how squeamish he was. He remembers their time
together and how good she made him feel. He then explains that he's almost
accomplished what he came to Salem for and they walk out the door.
May 6, 2008
I Destroyed Your Life? It's Convenient.
the middle of the night and Sami drifts around the mansion. She finds John
staring at the chessboard that Stefano used to treasure. He can barely sleep
since his brain was scrambled, what's her excuse? She's worried. Sami says
that Allie already lost her father, she doesn't want Johnny to lose his too.
What would she do if EJ was deported? "You could always go with him," John
suggests. He doesn't seem to understand the situation or be very empathetic,
she says. No wonder Marlena wants him to get back to his old saintly self.
She's not so sure that she wants the old him back, after all, she never got
along that well with the self-righteous version of John. New John is tired
of hearing about his old self and he's actually quite fond of the new one.
She asks him if he's checked the disc of Stefano's that he found in the
safe. His instincts tell him that it may contain something he doesn't want
to know. He recalls seeing it in the lab where he was kept and this is not a
beacon of pleasant memories. Besides, right now he just wants to get her
objective opinion: He wants to know everything. She curls up and explains
that Marlena fell in love with him because she thought he was her dad, but
when she found out he wasn't, it was too late. They flash back to Marlena
saying how much she cares about him and to Sami watching them in bed and
then confronting her mother for cheating on her real father (Roman). John
smiles when he hears this. "You destroyed the love between my mom and dad...
seeing you and my mom together pretty much screwed everything up," Sami
summarizes. "I destroyed your life? It's convenient," John says before Sami
can explain how forgiving Roman has been ever since. John wonders why she
isn't so forgiving to the people in her life.
goes on to explain how much she hated John for taking her mom away from her dad.
Then there was the time that he got amnesia and dumped Marlena on their
honeymoon and ran away with Hope. John's ears perk up at that. Sami explains
that Hope was having an identity crisis and believed that she was Princess Gina.
He rescued her at sea and they ran off to a submarine together and became
lovers. John thanks her for telling him these things, but it's a lot to absorb.
He asks for more information about being her dad. She admits that everyone was
sceptical that he was Roman. With his Phoenix tattoo, they even thought that he
could have been Stefano with a new face. John says that the tattoo was Stefano's
way of branding him as his possession, but he was truly marking him as a DiMera.
She just wishes the past would stay in the past. "That's easy. Just forget about
it," he advises. She would need a severe case of amnesia, she says. He reminds
her that she faked it for awhile. She did, but she actually had it for awhile
too and it was nice to be a blank slate. He doesn't like the past being all
black, that's why he concentrates on the future. She thinks that's a good reason
for him to see what's on the disc. He takes it from her hands and slips it in
and a jumble of scrambled images come up. He's never seen anything like it; it
must be encrypted. She suggests sending it to the ISA to be decoded. He doesn't
want to deal with it now, but he's appreciated her brutal honesty. "You're not
bad when you get past all your weird behavior," she admits. "I could say the
same about you," he smiles.
continue down memory lane. She recalls his early years as "The Pawn" when he was
under Victor's protection. Then his time in the mission where he got his name.
"This is unacceptable," John finally declares. He's been victimized for years
and now, "My days of being a victim are over." She leaves to check on the kids
and then comes back, telling him that he used to be good with "Tink"… even when
he didn't know she was his daughter. He's confused. She explains that she
changed the paternity test results to break he and Marlena up. After Belle was
born, Sami kidnapped her and tried to give her away. That didn't work out, of
course. Sami begs him not to tell Marlena that he knows these things. He won't
reveal his source, he grins, complimenting her on the kidnapping. That seems
heartless to her. "You took matters into your own hands. Good for you," he says.
This seems to be his dark side talking; sympathizing with your child's kidnapper
is cold. "Maybe it's easier to be that way," he muses. "Maybe I just figured you
out," she says before offering her analysis, suggesting that he always keeps
people at arm's length. That's not much of an analysis. She asks him if he
really loves Marlena. He doesn't know what love is, he states and then says good
night. Allie starts to cry and she hurries off. Once the room is left empty, a
masked figure in black sneaks in and takes the disc.
meets EJ in a back alley. She never took him for the back alley type. Apparently
she doesn't know him very well, he says. He passes her some cash. She tells him
that she would have gladly made Sami squirm for free. "I paid you to speak to
Mr. Burke," he reminds her, not to torment Sami. She assures him that she
shamelessly told the Immigration agent that he and Sami were madly in love.
"We're a lot alike," she says, explaining that she used to do crazy things for
people without being paid for it. She threatens that she would go after him if
he wasn't so in love with Sami. He's not into it. She likes that he's not a very
ethical person. He insists that they keep what they're up to a secret. He's
willing to do whatever it takes to make sure that Sami loves him. Despite this,
he gives her a tingly feeling and she'd like to check out some other sides of
his body. He reminds her that they're both married. When he met her, however, he
realized that there was something he could use her for. "That's smug," she says,
but at least he's dropping the nice guy act. "No one uses me," she warns. He
enjoys her sexy bad girl act. "Call it my coping mechanism," she says. Maybe
some day the real Nicole will appear, but this one has some things to accomplish
first. She reminds him that Sami is still in love with Lucas and she will always
side with him. He shrugs. Lucas is in prison and he's not competing with him; he
has a plan to knock his rival off of his pedestal. Nicole wishes him luck. "I
don't need luck. Samantha is going to be mine," he says. What will she do after
she wins her case against Victor? "Take his hot as hell son Philip," she smiles.
May 7, 2008
One I Can't Refuse?
home, Bo brings Chelsea breakfast as she wakes up on the couch. He tells her
to go back upstairs to bed. She has stuff she wants to do, like drink a
caramel macchiato. He makes her promise to look after herself, but she
insists that she's fine. He tells her that she talks in her sleep and seemed
to be having a bad dream. She doesn't remember, nor does she understand why
he's dressed and ready to go to work when he's in no better shape than she
is. She promised Hope that he wouldn't be going anywhere. "Sit down. We'll
bond," she orders. He asks her for the truth about her dream. Before she can
answer, there's a knock at the door. It's Morgan with caramel macchiato and
some scones. Bo abruptly runs off. Morgan wonders what's going on and
suggests that Bo must just be going stir crazy. Chelsea suspects that her
father is still blaming himself for her sterility. Morgan realizes that must
be frustrating. Chelsea worries he won't be able to get over it and move on
with his life. The sorority sisters eat sweets and commiserate about their
troubled fathers. Amid the chatter, Chelsea flashes back to kissing Dr. Dan
and wonders if her life will ever turn out the way she wants it to. Being
sterile will impact all of her future relationships. Nick is okay with it,
but what if she ends up with someone else? Morgan lists the other options
and tells her to just wait and see what will happen. Chelsea still has other
issues to deal with.
walks into the pub and gives Max a kiss. He's been working on Nick's grant
proposal all night and thinks he's finally fixed it. She's surprised. He
shoves it in an envelope and tells her to mail it, but he doesn't want Nick
to know anything about this. He tries to make her promise not to say
anything when Nick walks in. "Promise what?" he asks. Max makes an excuse
and passes her the envelope under the table. She walks out and Nick sits
down to apologize for dumping his problems on Max last night. Max tells him
not to worry about it. Nick asks him if he's seen his grant project around.
"Uh..." Max groans as he kicks it under his chair. Stephanie returns and
Nick asks he if she's seen his proposal. She plays dumb and he leaves to
check on Chelsea. Stephanie says she mailed it and asks Max what's going on.
They begin to bicker. He stops it. This is their first fight since they knew
they were supposed to be together, he says, before remarking on how corny
that statement was. She likes his corny side and gives him a kiss.
the pub, Kate tells Martino that it's almost like old times, except he
dresses better. "It's all because of you Kate... you made me wanna be a
better man," he smiles. She doesn't believe it and reminds him that his wife
probably had a bigger influence on him. Dr. Jonas walks in and is escorted
over to their table by one of Martino's bodyguards. Martino offers him a
muffin, but Dr. Dan is too annoyed because he was dragged there and missed
his flight. "I want you to look into my daughter's case," Martino explains.
Daniel has no idea what's going on or who he's talking to but he soon takes
a guess. "So you plan on making me an offer? One I can't refuse?" Daniel
asks. Martino laughs and says that he can refuse, but he's very worried
about his daughter and she needs help. Daniel sits down and Martino explains
that Ava has been unknowingly taking drugs that have had extreme side
effects. He admits that he paid her psychiatrist to prescribe them, but now
he wonders what the long term impact of this will be. Daniel explains that
what Ava needs is a psychiatrist, not a doctor. Martino lets him go and
Daniel walks out with Kate rushing after him.
arrives at the hospital and Lexi tells him she's set up their meeting with a
therapist. Roman wanders in and Lexi tells him that Ava's system is clean of
drugs and she is free to go. She also declares that Ava is fit to face the
consequences of her actions. After signing off on the release papers, Roman
takes Ava into custody and down to the station for booking. Later, at the
station, Roman is surprised when Abe tells him that Ava's lawyers are
getting her out on bail by impugning Abe and Lexi's reputations. Abe doesn't
want her out on a technicality and orders her booked right away. Roman walks
out and orders Ava down to processing. Before she can go, Bo walks in. "Too
bad for you it's only going to get worse and it's exactly what you deserve
for killing my pop and putting a bullet in my wife!" he screeches, swatting
at her and asking her why she isn't her usual chatty self. As he levels the
insults, Roman and Abe ask him to step outside. Before he does, Ava speaks
up. "I'm sorry and I deserve to be punished for what I did," she says.
Everyone's shocked by this statement. It seems like a detoxed Ava isn't
quite so crazy after all. After she's taken out, Bo's convinced that it was
the drugs that made her crazy. "It's time I had a little talk with Martino
Vitali," he declares. He wants an interrogation room and half an hour with
the man. They can't allow that but they tell him he's having lunch with
Kate. A cop walks in and announces that they just pulled Dr. Nussbaum out of
the lake. Bo says that he'll be bringing Martino in. Roman thinks this is a
bad move, but Abe lets him go. After he gets a call from the DA saying that
Ava has been given bail, Abe turns to her and tells her that her doctor was
murdered. She's not surprised and suggests that her father doesn't like
loose ends, but that's all she's saying. Abe tells her she's free to go. She
doesn't want to.
catches up with Daniel outside and begs him to reconsider. She assures him
that Martino really loves his daughter and wants what's best for her. Daniel
reminds her that she doesn't need a physician, she needs a psychiatrist. He
won't get mixed up with someone like Martino and won't let people he cares
about, like her and Chelsea, get mixed up with him either. "You care about
Chelsea, maybe more than you think you should? Is that the reason you're
leaving Salem Doc?" she prods. He says no but she doesn't believe him; she
thinks he's just scared of where things could lead. He tells her that he has
a flight to catch and asks her to be careful. She turns and looks at Martino
through the window. When she gets back inside, he says that he's already got
a new psychiatrist for his daughter and asks her for dinner. "Just dinner?"
she asks. "What do you think about you and me?" he responds. She says the
past is the past and now she likes to get to know a man before she's
intimate with him. She asks him about his daughter. Before he can say much,
Bo interrupts and announces that they need to talk. Martino's confused until
Bo tells him who he is and Martino apologizes for what his daughter has
done. Bo tells him to have his guards step outside. After a nod from their
boss, they walk out and Kate gets in the middle. Bo doesn't want to talk to
her so she moves off. Bo promptly punches Martino in the face. "Good shot,"
Martino smiles as he licks the blood from his busted lip.
arrives at Chelsea's just as Morgan leaves. Chelsea tells him that she's
feeling better today. "Glad to hear it," Daniel says as he sticks his head
through the door. Chelsea gets a bashful look on her face. She thought he
was leaving town. He was, he explains, but he was asked to consult on
another case. She makes an excuse to get rid of Nick and he walks out,
leaving her alone with the troubled doctor. "Why did you really come here?"
she asks. He tells her that he was asked to stay, but whether he will or not
depends on her. Daniel explains what happened and admits that he was
relieved when he didn't get on the plane. He didn't want to leave Salem and
he didn't want to leave her... but what's happening between them is wrong.
She tells him to stop pushing her away and pulls him into a kiss. Meanwhile,
Nick returns to the pub, worried that Dr. Daniel is back and he suspects him
of making a move on Chelsea. Max advises him to keep an eye on him.
May 8, 2008
Just About Everything you do is a Crime!
pulls away from a passionate kiss with Chelsea. He says it's wrong and he can't
do it. She reminds him that he is staying in Salem for her. "I don't want to
hurt you," he repeats. She tells him to go. Things seems too complicated to him.
As he tries to leave, she pulls him into another kiss. They stop kissing and she
starts to feel bad about Nick. He doesn't deserve what she is doing to him...
Daniel tells her she's beautiful and kisses her again before repeating that he
can't get involved with her, not now. She thinks it's just bad timing, but it's
more than that. He says they can never be together and pulls the age card. "Are
you married?" she asks. He needs to be alone; that's his life and that's the way
it's going to stay. Chelsea doesn't understand and offers to help him with his
problems. What's wrong with him can not be fixed, he insists. She tells him
about Zach's death but he already knew the story. He's jaded, he admits, but
hearing her talk about it is sad. They sit down and she says that that was the
worst thing that ever happened to her; now she has let him in so, maybe, he
could do the same? That's not going to happen. He tells her that she doesn't
want to know him and gets up to leave. She won't beg him to stay so he walks
life have to be so hard?" Nicole pouts as she strides into the middle of Abe and
Roman's interrogation of Ava. She starts to rant about Victor continually
throwing her out of the house. Roman has to escort her outside while she moans.
Abe tells Ava that she's free to go. She doesn't have anywhere to go. They tell
her not to leave town. A call comes in: Bo just attacked Martino at the pub. Ava
runs off and the cops follow behind.
returns home after a meeting. Sami accuses him of seeing Nicole. He pretends not
to be in the mood to be baited about this. He asks her what she's been doing
while he's been gone. She fed the kids and then put them to sleep. When she
brings up Nicole again, he explains that Mickey has thrown him a few more
clients so, now, he can buy Sami something pretty. If he has money, they need to
save it to move out of her parent's house, she insists. She explains her
"strange encounter" with John last night and the way they bonded. Now she feels
guilty about telling him certain things.
the mansion's main room, Marlena looks out into the garden and then turns to see
that Stefano's portrait has been replaced by one of her. "Well Blondie? What's
the verdict?" John prods. She thinks it's a little much and she's embarrassed.
When she asks him to take it down, he refuses and tells her it's a monument to
their history, something he's learned a lot about lately. She's worried. He
refuses to tell her who has been filling him in on the details. Sami walks in
and confesses that it was her. "What were you thinking?" Marlena demands. John
was curious and expected Sami to be more objective; at least she didn't worship
the old him. Marlena wishes that she hadn't said anything. He smiles and says
that what she said was very entertaining; he found out that he could be a real
jerk when he put his mind to it... "And so could you," he adds. EJ and Sami want
to run at this point and Marlena almost hyperventilates. John starts repeating
the gory details of their sex life, like the time they had sex on the conference
table. Marlena tells him not to say these things in "public". She's angry with
her daughter but will deal with her later.
changes the subject to EJ and his Immigration problems. The fax suddenly rings.
"Oh goody! Am I just in time?" Nicole asks as she sticks her head in. Sami grabs
the fax away and accuses EJ of having a "devil's pact" with the skinny one. "Are
you having sex with Nicole or what?" she demands. Nicole starts to tease her but
EJ tells her to admit that they aren't actually having sex. She's just there to
talk to her lawyer, she admits, is that a crime? "Just about everything you do
is a crime!" Sami snipes. She continues to be difficult and refuses to give him
the fax. He has to pry it away from her. "My visa's been renewed," he sighs as
he reads it. Nicole is thrilled and Sami starts to lash out at her again. Sami
continues her string of insults and paranoid suggestions until Nicole walks away
after a devious nod from EJ. EJ smiles, amused by Sami's temper tantrum. He
tells her that her jealousy is warming his heart. EJ wants champagne to
celebrate. Sami only wants to celebrate getting closer to an annulment and
stomps out. "She likes me... she really likes me," he laughs. Moments later,
left alone, Marlena asks John about his sly little smile. "I was just
thinking... about how hot we must have been together," he says before kissing
her. The violins play. "So where's that conference table when you need one?" he
says. She asks him why he went down memory lane with Sami. He explains what
happened the other night and she asks to see the disk. When he looks for it, he
realizes it's gone.
the pub, Bo is punching Martino around but he's not staying down. Bo grabs the
"scum sucking pig" by the collar and claims that, if it wasn't for him, his pop
would still be alive. Martino's goons rush in and Max pulls out his shotgun.
Martino stays calm and says that Bo has a right to question him. As Bo starts to
cuff him, Ava walks in with some questions of her own. Bo shoves his gun in
Martino's face and starts to read him his rights. Roman arrives and orders him
to stop. Ava asks her father why he got her out of jail and why he paid the
doctor to drug her for all these years. She can't take the guilt of what she's
done and demands an answer. Bo starts to fly off again so Roman and Abe take him
aside and remind him that they have nothing on the guy yet. They "calm" him and
Bo instantly starts threatening Martino again. Roman tells him that this isn't
the right way to deal with things. Abe uncuffs Martino and he quickly takes his
daughter aside. She doesn't want to talk; she wants time away to figure out
where her life has gone. "I'm finally starting to see you for who you are," she
says before turning her back and walking away. Everyone empties out of the pub
and Kate goes to Martino's side. She asks him if he's really a heartbroken
father. He insists that he only did what he had to in order to protect his
daughter. "Now let's finish breakfast," he suggests. She's lost her appetite and
doesn't think that he should call her again. Alone, Martino and his goons wonder
about their strategy. "They wanna mess with my family, they're gonna pay," he
says. Patch will be first and Bo will follow.
Roman bring Bo back to the station. They try to figure out what to do next when
Ava walks in. She needs to know what the truth is. If they help her learn what
her father really did to her, maybe she can help them too. Later, Bo goes home
with Roman. He looks for Chelsea but she's vanished. Roman urges him to calm
down before he burns himself out. Bo will slow down when they get Vitali behind
bars and suffering. Roman reminds him that his family needs him to stay healthy.
Bo wonders how he can help his daughter deal with her new problems.
arrives at the pub. Steph and Max greet her before she takes Nick aside and
across the room. Stephanie suspects this can't be good and Nick will need some
friends. "I think I can be a good friend to Nick," Max says rather strangely.
Chelsea and Nick sit down but he already knows what she's going to say. She
thinks it will be better this way for both of them. "Not for me. I can't deny
the way I feel just because you feel differently," he explains, but he still
wants her to be happy, with or without him. "Friends?" she asks. He walks out
and Steph and Max walk over to her to pay their condolences.
May 9, 2008
She was Poisoned
the mansion, Marlena and Sami are trying to imagine who would have stolen John's
disc. They assume it's Rolf and their other suggestions aren't any more
convincing to John. "It must have walked off on itself," he says. Sami gives him
a few other opportunities for sarcastic remarks before Marlena notices that Rolf
is actually standing nearby. The women start questioning Rolf, but he claims
ignorance. John orders a vodka lemonade and some cookies. Rolf goes off to fetch
them and John says that he doubts Rolf did; lots of people have been in and out
of his house and it could have been any of them. "So now you think it was EJ?"
Sami jumps. "No, it was your twins," he snipes. He admits to suspicions of EJ,
Stefano's son and his own rival. Rolf returns and John offers them a cookie.
Marlena admits that she doesn't trust John either. That admission puts her on
the top of his suspect list. "You have no idea how I feel about you," she says,
grabbing him. He guesses she has some strong feelings and whispers that they can
discuss them in private. Sami interrupts the moment to try and get out with the
twins. Marlena offers to carry her diaper bag around for the day but Sami thinks
her mother should stop trying to avoid John. Before she leaves, she suggests
they search Rolf's room for the disc. Rolf tells John to go ahead, but John
repeats that he's sure he didn't do it. Marlena is baffled.
gets on the phone to "raise a little hell". He calls the security company and
demands a new system. Marlena thinks he's a little harsh but he insists that
this is the only way to get things done. From looking around the crime scene,
it's obvious that he was robbed by a professional or a "freeloading relative".
Somehow, this all seems like a link to the old John, Marlena suggests. His eyes
roll. She brings up "Stefano's secret project" and he snaps. "Don't ever call me
that again!" John demands. His sudden burst makes Marelna's eyes bulge and she
apologizes for hitting a nerve. When she probes, he gets annoyed and tells her
to leave him alone. Before she leaves, she tells him that she's never thought of
him as a patient; he means so much more to her. Later, John asks Rolf if he's
seen his watch. He hasn't. John's list of stolen items is growing. Rolf asks him
what he would have done if he'd caught the thief in the act. "Put a bullet in
their head," he says. Rolf is uncomfortable. John tells him to take a smoke
break. Rolf doesn't smoke. John throws him a Cuban cigar and Rolf asks him if he
really trusts him. "I wouldn't go that far," John explains. If Rolf had stolen
it, he would have replaced it with a phony, but whoever stole it wanted him to
know it was stolen and that makes him very angry.
walks in on Daniel while he's deep in his exercising groove at the gym. She
reminds him that blasting music is bad for his ears. She thinks they need to
talk. He becomes worried that something's happened to Chelsea, but this is
un-Chelsea-related, she explains. If that's the case, he's not interested. She
thinks he's a great doctor and doesn't want to lose him. "Maybe you should know
what happened the last time I got involved with a patient," he blurts out. He
avoids her and settles his account with the gym. Lexi follows him. She asks him
to talk about what happened. "She wasn't just one of my patients... she was my
wife," he begins. He tells the story of meeting his wife. She was a beautiful
cancer patient with a great smile and he fell in love with her. He thought that
he could will her to get well, but she just suffered, though she never stopped
smiling. He decided to marry her in the hospital and then she took a turn for
the worst. Daniel wasn't prepared and she lost her smile. After wrapping her up,
he took her to the beach so she could see the sunset before dying. "I lost
objectivity... she lost her life," he says. He only knew her for a short time
but it felt like his whole life. He vowed never to put himself in that situation
again. She understands, but she takes his hands and tells him that he can't be
afraid to fall in love again.
pops in to see her grandfather at the pub. He suggests she move back in with him
at the quiet and relaxing mansion. Suddenly, Nicole runs in. "There you are you
monster!" she screeches. Plunking herself down, she begins to ramble about her
dog. "She was poisoned," she pouts. Victor doesn't care; he wouldn't go near the
mutt. "What did she ever do to you?" she asks. It's been doing things to his
furniture and leaving him unwelcome gifts around the house, he claims. The phone
rings and she runs off. Chelsea doesn't remember her being this crazy. Victor
says that she's usually crazier. They start talking about Daniel and she informs
him that the doctor is leaving town. Victor thinks that's a shame. Chelsea
wishes he'd convince him to stay. He reminds her that Daniel was never meant to
stick around. She blames herself for his leaving. It becomes obvious that Victor
knows something and Chelsea wants to know what it is. She admits that she is
falling in love with Daniel. Victor sighs and doesn't want to say anything but
Chelsea gets it out of him. After he explains about Daniel and his late wife,
Chelsea thanks him. "Whatever happens... it's for the best," he advises. Chelsea
immediately goes down to the gym to find Daniel. She tracks him down in the
steam room. When she walks in on him, she instantly tells him that she knows
what happened with his wife.
runs into EJ outside. She tells him that Victor poisoned Pookie and now she's in
intensive care. EJ's sure she'll pull through. Nicole pulls out her picture book
and starts showing him snaps of her dog's Halloween costume and pedicure. She
grieves, but EJ is sure that, if she is "half as tough as her mother", they will
have many more birthdays together. She wonders why he doesn't think she's silly
for caring so much about her dog. He doesn't think it's silly at all. "She's the
only one I can really count on," she cries, falling into his arms. They talk
about her dog. She's afraid she'll be all alone if her doggie dies. EJ assures
her that she will still have him. "That's just because I pay you," she gripes.
That sounds pathetic, he says, and she's not pathetic so she shouldn't talk like
that. He gets close to her as Sami looms in the background. "Are you always this
cozy with your clients EJ? They should pay you more," she quips. EJ turns around
and explains about Nicole's dog. Sami bites at her, but Nicole can't exchange
dogs like Sami does husbands. Sami accuses her of using her dog's suffering to
get EJ into bed and pulls him into a kiss.
the station, Roman and Abe tell Bo that he can't be involved in the Ava case.
"C'mon guys!" he bellows. Abe smiles but it's a done deal. Bo asks who will be
looking into the killing of Ava's shrink. "How about me?" Hope asks as she
strolls in. Everyone smirks but she's serious. Abe actually thinks it makes
sense. Bo is indignant but Roman reminds him that Det. Brady is as good as
anyone else they have. While they have nothing on the old man, they have plenty
on Ava. "He'll slip up eventually," Hope is sure. Bo is frustrated and Abe
tosses him a bone, allowing him to help from the sidelines. They start going
through their strategy and worry about what tricks Ava's lawyers could pull.
Roman starts to wonder if they should bring Ava in to help them against her
father. Abe abruptly ends the brainstorming session and orders Bo and Hope to go
home and rest.
Bo and Hope
go home. She wonders how they will nail Martino. Putting her arms around him,
she says that he's good at all this cop stuff. "Are handcuffs involved?" he
grins before they hurry upstairs. Meanwhile, Marlena goes to see Roman. "I wanna
report a break-in," she says. She explains what was stolen. He can't do anything
since she's not the victim. He wonders what could be on the disc and, seeing how
important this is to her, offers to check it out off the record.
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