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July 13, 2009
A Mother's Work Is Never Done.
the set, Lucas informs his mother that Chloe is getting more test results
run on her as they speak. When he wanders away, Kate starts playing with her
syringe. "A mother's work is never done," she says, injecting some more food
with poison. Afterwards, Chris putters around until Kate chases him off and
a mysterious man arrives. He hands her a key and leaves. She plants Daniel's
fingerprint on some of the murder evidence before heading over to his
apartment, breaking in and searching for a place to hide the poison.
Lucas goes over to the hospital to pick up Chloe. He
asks Daniel over to the house for dinner. The doctor abruptly runs off. As
the couple leaves, they run into him again and remind him about that
afternoon's tapping. He tries to back out, explaining that he doesn't have
time to go home and get his clothes. Lucas volunteers to get his clothes for
him. Taking his key, they head over. Kate is still inside and hides as they
come through the door. Chloe seems disturbed to be there but Lucas assumes
she is just remembering the explosion. As she looks around the room, she
remembers all of the different surfaces she and Daniel had sex on. Sitting
down, she spots a woman's scarf on the floor. "Is someone else here?" she
returns to the townhouse where Sami has been busy thinking about him. She
asks him to move in. He's not sure that she wants this for the right
reasons. Sami claims she's thought about this a lot and she wants them to be
together. Life is short and she doesn't want to waste any more time. "You
are what's best for me," she says.
the DiMera mansion, Nicole tells EJ that dropping the custody suit and
putting Sami behind them is the right thing to do. He's not putting anything
behind him - he's planning his next move. Junior will make peace with Sami
for now, but, some day, someone is going to pay. He thanks her for being on
his side. As she leaves, she sends a text to Sami. When she takes Sydney to
the park, Sami arrives. Nicole tells her that things are different now. Sami
assumes the worst and begs her to let her see her son again. "I've done the
impossible: I've changed EJ's mind," Nicole explains. Sami is thrilled.
Nicole warns her to be careful with Elvis and tells her that they have to
keep their distance from now on. They talk about how they would do anything
for their children and Sami holds the baby as Nicole searches for her
pacifier. Nicole watches uncomfortably as Sami talks to Sydney.
shows up at Sami's and pushes his way past Rafe. Spotting his boxes, he asks
him if he's moving in. They trade sarcastic remarks until Rafe orders him
out. They continue arguing and shouting, nearly coming to blows before Elvis
stops himself and storms off. As Rafe unpacks his stuff, he finds Emily's
wedding ring in one of his boxes. Beside it is a newspaper article about how
she died mysteriously. Meanwhile, EJ bumps into Nicole and Sami in the park.
He grabs his daughter out of Sami's arms and forbids her to ever touch her
again. He admits that he was re-thinking the custody matter, but now that
she's moving in with Rafe, he's changing his mind again.
is badgering Philip at the pub. He admits that Steph broke off the
engagement. Mel's heard that before and is sure that she still loves him.
She thinks this is a test and he needs to prove that he hasn't given up. He
tries calling but Steph won't pick up. Mel asks him if she can come back to
Titan while Stephanie is gone. Brady overhears this and asks him what he
did. Philip is defensive and walks off. Melanie defends him and explains the
situation before asking Brady why he is there instead of with Arianna. She
pulls out her phone to do damage control but Brady advises her to leave
things alone. She doesn't understand how all of these hot guys can be left
alone and miserable. "I just want to ease your pain," she says. He laughs
and assures her that he and Philip can muddle along without her.
bumps into Nathan at the hospital. They fumble with his papers as her phone
rings. It's Philip. She doesn't pick up. Nathan begins stuttering and
apologizing. He introduces himself as she tries walking away. His name stops
her in her tracks. Daniel says hello to her and Nathan catches her name. The
two make the family connections before Daniel drags Nathan off to work. She
smiles to herself. When she walks outside, she calls Philip back and asks
him not to call her again. Even if they love each other, it changes nothing,
she insists, hanging up. Melanie tracks her down and asks her out for
tonight. Steph says she's not good company right now. "I'm used to that,"
Mel says, talking her into it. When Stephanie walks away, she calls Philip.
runs into Daniel while he's taking a break from jogging. The doctor claims
that he's just freaked out by a scare he had with a patient. He admits it
was Chloe. Daniel confesses that he loves Chloe, even though things are over
July 14, 2009
You're On Thin Ice Young Lady.
confesses to Brady that he still loves Chloe but has to stay away from her.
"Do you know how she feels about you?" Brady asks. He says she's married to
Lucas and that's all that counts. Love isn't Daniel's thing. He usually
keeps things simple but, this time, he doesn't know how to let her go. He
can't shake the feeling that he and Chloe were meant to be. Brady suggests
that he should try and spend less time with her. When Daniel tells him about
the TV show, Brady apologizes. "Dude! This must be your own kind of hell,"
he says. Daniel tries rationalizing this but he knows how stupid the
situation is. He calls Chloe and leaves a message, asking her to meet him.
Daniel's Chloe discovers Kate's handkerchief on the floor. She wonders if
someone else is there and walks to the closet where Kate hides. Before she
can open the door, Lucas returns. She tells him what she found and he teases
her. She has a feeling something weird is going on. Chloe can smell perfume
and she even recognizes it. He says this is none of their business and drags
her out. As soon as they're gone, Kate climbs out of the closet, plants the
poison and leaves.
goes into the pub to see Arianna. She apologizes for being so abrupt before
but he appreciates her honesty. She tells him that she has her own troubled
history and really does like him, but she doesn't think that she can do
this. Ari had a boyfriend who was an addict and it was awful. He understands
and tells her that if she changes her mind, she knows where to find him.
After he leaves, she mumbles to herself, "I can't tell you the truth Brady.
I just can't."
and EJ are shouting at each other in the park. Nicole tries to calm Sami
down but she only becomes more livid. "I am not afraid of you," she claims.
"You should be," he warns her. Nicole tries to get between them but they
continue arguing. Elvis orders her to go home. After she and her child
leave, EJ tells Sami how much she could lose in this court case. He suggests
that they can forget the hearing if she will answer some questions he has
about Rafe. She tells him what a good man Rafe is, unlike EJ who has become
the man he never wanted to be. It's like he has no heart anymore. Before she
can leave, he tells her that he won't push for full custody... but Johnny is
his son and if she chooses to spend time with Rafe, he will have to find out
everything there is to know about him. She tells him he won't find anything.
He says that if he does, they'll be right back in court. "You've never been
a very good judge of character," he tells her. "You're proof of that," she
goes to see Nicole at the mansion and tells her that she's upset because
Daniel is seeing another woman. Nicole says that maybe this will help them
both move on. "How would you feel if EJ was in love with another woman?"
Chloe asks. She's decided that she needs to stay as far away from the doctor
is on the set with Daniel. He tells him that if he is seeing someone new, he
doesn't have to hide it from Kate. Daniel is confused and asks him what he's
talking about. Lucas tells him that Chloe stumbled onto something when they
were at his place. Before Lucas can explain further, Kate arrives and
interrupts, taking her son off. Chloe comes in and Daniel asks if she got
his message. She says they have nothing to talk about. Kate and Chris return
to get things started. Kate unwraps the food she poisoned. "Time to start
the show," she says. They tape the segment. Chloe takes a few bites of the
food and then Lucas rushes off to take care of some business in Japan.
is at the townhouse looking over his mementos of Emily. He burns a newspaper
article about her mysterious death. Soon after, Will arrives. Rafe asks him
to hang out. Will notices all of his stuff and asks him if he's moving in.
Rafe admits he is and soon begins lecturing Will and shouting. He stops
himself. He knows that Sami needs him and he's screwing this up. "I think
your mother needs you and you need her," he says, offering to move out. That
impresses Will but Rafe insists he's far from perfect. He suggests that he
is taking his anger at losing Grace out on his mother. As Rafe urges him to
talk to his mother, Sami sticks her head through the door. Mother and son
cry and embrace. They sit down and she tells them about her fight with EJ...
but in the end he agreed to back off on the custody case. After Will leaves,
Sami thanks Rafe for talking to him. She can't believe how good this day is
turning out to be.
Elvis gets home, he tells Nicole that he is dropping the suit temporarily.
She urges him to leave things alone and asks him if he is jealous of Rafe.
He guffaws and angrily tells her he's not jealous. "You're
on thin ice young lady," he tells her, forbidding her to talk to Sami
again. She accuses him of being obsessed with Sami; she's not convinced it's
hatred he feels for her. Elvis takes a drink and tells her that something
about Rafe really bothers him.
July 15, 2009
Enjoy It While It Lasts.
and Rafe are at home enjoying doing nothing. "You're really good at it," he
jokes. She looks forward to having her son back. She talks about helping him
unpack but he'd rather do something else while the kids are out. They start
making out but his peppermill gets wedged into her back. He promises that
there aren't any peppermills in bed. Before they can get there, she sees his
dogs playing poker painting. He wants to hang it up. She wants it in the
dumpster. He looks for a place to hang it. She cringes and forces a smile.
He finally stops; he's been taunting her all along. They start making out
again. When she sits on the couch, she notices that she just sat on a ring
box. She guesses it must have been for Emily. He tells her that Emily was
his past but she is his future. They go into the bedroom and have sex. They
get dressed and look for her keys. She finds the rattle that Caroline gave
to Grace. Rafe tells her that they should have some of her things around
because she will always be part of their family.
is playing with Johnny in the park when Will stops by. He tells him he's
glad that he's dropped the custody fight, but he wonders why. EJ claims his
wife talked him into doing the right thing and tells him that he is always
welcome to come and visit his brother. They talk about Grace and Elvis
wishes he had as many memories of her as Will does. Will offers to give him
a copy of his pictures of Grace. "That would mean the world to me," EJ says.
Mia wanders by. Will introduced them and then leaves with his brother for a
minute. Mia tells EJ how sorry she is that he didn't get to know his
daughter since he's such a good father. He doesn't know why she cares so
much about his parenting skills. Will returns and takes Mia away to the
movies. "There is something very strange about that girl," EJ says. Sami
comes by to pick up her son. Rafe arrives and the family rush off for lunch.
"Enjoy it while it lasts Samantha because it won't last long," EJ mutters.
and Will can't get into the movie so they go to the Java Cafe. When Will
spots Kinsey, he thinks they should go. She refuses. Kinsey is with Chad at
the counter, wondering what it is about 'tapioca' Mia that makes him so
obsessed with her. He flashes back to making out with her by his locker.
Kinsey tells him that Mia was in rehab.
the mansion, Kate tells Philip that Stephanie is just being independent but
she'll come back. He's sure it's more than that. She even quit her job.
"She's moving on and I need to do the same," he says. Kate calls Chloe to
ask her how she is doing and tells her to enjoy her day off. Chloe collapses
in the middle of the park as soon as she hangs up on Kate. Daniel wanders by
and stops. He tries reviving her. She comes to. "You saved me. You always
save me. I love you," she says. They kiss. He breaks away and tells her it's
too late for them. But this is all a dream. She's still unconscious. Kate
finds her body and tells her it will only get worse. She is taken to the
hospital and begins having a fit. As Lexi runs toxicology tests, Chloe
fantasizes about having a domestic life with Daniel. Since Lexi can't come
up with any ideas, she decides to consult with Daniel. "I don't want him
anywhere near me," Chloe groans.
goes to see Daniel at his apartment and he abruptly tells her that he's
quitting. He's also quitting his job at the hospital. She claims she's sorry
to see him go but he's not convinced. Kate tries talking him into sticking
around a bit longer so things can turn out the way they should. He heads
over to the hospital with his letter of resignation while Kate pays off
another one of her henchmen. He hands her a doctored tape of Daniel
runs into Maggie and Steph at the hospital. Lexi rushes out and
congratulates her on her new job. Nathan hugs her. She asks him if he ever
actually works. Mel calls and Steph tells her that she can't go out with her
now that she's got a new job. Mel talks her around. "Don't
play cards with her," Nathan suggests. Melanie then calls Philip and
arranges to meet him at the cabin, promising him a good time. As she bustles
around Maggie's kitchen with a picnic basket, Maggie strolls in and asks her
what she is up to. Mags warns her about the dangers of matchmaking and
Melanie happily hops away.
arrives at the cabin. She goes out searching for Melanie on the grounds. Mel
arrives with Philip and tells him to change while she takes care of
something. When she gets outside, she bumps into Steph and sends her inside
to change. As soon as Steph takes off her shirt, Philip walks out of the
bathroom half naked. She pulls her clothes back on. He tells her not to be
too mad at Melanie for this and decides to leave. Melanie comes in and asks
him not to leave. Steph reminds him that the ferry won't be by for hours.
Melanie suggests that they talk to each other and leaves them alone. Steph
doesn't know what they can say to each other. "I do," Philip says.
July 16, 2009
No Daniel. No!
the park, the family celebrates Ciara's birthday. As Nathan and Caroline go
in the bouncing house with the little girl, Bo asks Hope if they can have
some action in there later. In the distance, a man watches from the bushes.
Abe arrives with Theo as Hope serves cupcakes. Bo and Abe catch up about his
visions. He admits that he's still having them and tells him about the
vision of Tommy Bear. Hope sits on her husband's lap for awhile until
everyone begins clearing up the party. Ciara is left alone for a moment. The
mysterious man walks over and tells her it's his birthday too. Since they're
'birthday buddies' he offers her some candy. When she takes it, he tells her
that he has many more. He rushes off as the parents return.
the cabin, Philip tells Steph that he just wanted to make her as happy as
she makes him. He'll always love her. She'll always love him too. If that's
true, he doesn't see why they can't be together. They kiss. She breaks away
and repeats that this won't work. He's annoyed, but she insists that she has
made her choice.
watches them from outside until Brady startles her. He confronts her about
trying to get Steph and Philip back together. They watch them together and
Mel begins congratulating herself. Brady tells her that her attempt to pair
him up with Ari was a flop. Mel won't give up trying to get them together.
Brady doesn't understand why she is doing all of this. She says she isn't
making a play for Philip; she just wants to see him happy and thinks he
needs a push. Stephanie strides out with Philip trailing behind. "I can't
believe you did this," Steph says to Mel. Brady drags Philip into the cabin
and tries to calm him down. "I can't lose her," Philip says. Meanwhile,
Stephanie tells her friend that she always used to go and see romantic
comedies, but life isn't really like that. Mel feels stupid but Steph
tearfully tells her that her heart was in the right place and then rushes
off. Brady comes out and follows her to the ferry. Melanie goes to Philip
and he tells her that this time it's finally over. He decides to call for a
arrives at the Java Cafe as Kate watches a cut of the episode of 'Hearth and
Home'. She tells him how awful it is and suggests that something went down
between Chloe and Daniel. Kate says that Daniel is disposable but Chloe is
family so she's relived that the doctor is quitting before she has to fire
him. He goes over to the set and babbles to the crew that Daniel is
quitting. Maggie overhears and gets concerned. She prods Chris for
information but he's terrified of what Kate would do if he gossiped. Kate
calls and she tells him that he can open up to Maggie as long as he keeps
her name out of it. Chris blathers to Maggie.
arrives at work with his letter of resignation. He asks Maxine to give it to
Lexi but she tells him he'll have to do it himself. Meanwhile, Chloe asks
Lexi to keep Daniel away from her, even if he is the best doctor around.
Lexi tries to convince her but Chloe says she has a personal problem with
him. When Lexi walks out, she catches Daniel trying to come in. She tells
him the patient is off limits to him. He hands her his resignation. She's
shocked but he insists that he needs to make a clean break. She guesses this
has to do with one of his patients. He's defensive but she keeps trying to
talk him out of it. That doesn't work. She returns to Chloe. She's been
tossing and turning mumbling to herself about her promise to God. "No
Daniel. No!" Chloe moans. Lexi wonders what he did to her. She looks through
some more tests. While she goes off to try and figure out what's wrong with
her patient, Chloe continues to fantasize about Daniel. When she wakes up,
Kate sits beside her and offers her concern.
arrives and Daniel teases him for the makeup he still has on from the
birthday party. Daniel tells him that he's moving on. Nathan wishes him good
luck. The doctor morosely walks through the hospital and stares at the door
of Chloe's room. He heads home and starts to pack when he notices his old
shirt. He remembers when Chloe used to wear it and smiles. He gets
frustrated but tells himself that he can do this as long as Chloe will be
at the hospital, Brady calls Steph to check in on her. She never wants to
talk about Philip again. Nearly breaking into tears, she hangs up. She slips
into the locker room to cry and bumps into Nathan as he's changing. She
cries on his shoulder.
July 17, 2009
Dude, He's Been Sober For Ages.
is hacking away on her computer when Nathan catches her. "I hope you're not
thinking about cheating," he says. They bicker and she explains that she
can't just rely on her brains. She has confidence issues and wants to
impress people. He tells her to get over herself. Being a nurse should be
about helping other people, not herself. Nathan tells her about Maggie's
accident and how important it is to have a passion to help people if you are
entering the medical profession. If she doesn't have the kind of passion
that Tom Horton had, she should find a different career. He encourages her
to take the test for real to prove to herself that she can do it.
catches Brady dripping all over the living room after he's taken a swim. He
asks him out for breakfast at the pub. Brady's not interested in stepping a
foot in there. He explains that he has a problem with the new manager but
doesn't want to talk about it. Victor demands some answers and they bicker
about women. Brady accuses his grandfather of being misogynist but Victor
thinks any woman would be a fool not to be trying to get her claws into his
grandson. Brady insists that she is a smart woman and she is just protecting
herself. "To hell with her! She doesn't deserve you!" Victor blurts out.
Brady gets dressed and his grandfather tells him that he is proud of him for
defeating his demons.
shows up at the townhouse with some muffins for her brother. He offers her
his painting of the dogs playing poker in exchange. She guesses he must be
moving in with Sami. He expects her to lecture him but she won't, she just
wishes he would take things a little more slowly. "Try to think with your
head, not your heart," she suggests. He doesn't want to be difficult and
lonely like her. She says that's a sacrifice she had to make. He asks her if
she's met someone. She tells him that she met someone who challenges her and
is fun but... she changed her mind about him. He tells her that no matter
what happened in their past, it doesn't mean they don't deserve to be happy.
She claims that she likes to be alone.
runs into Sami while she picnics in the park with her kids. The women sit
down and Sami talks about how grateful she is. She even hugs Nicole, who
seems utterly disturbed by the outburst. They joke that this must have
looked like a sign of the coming apocalypse. Sami tells her how much she
trusts her after she risked her neck but Nicole is sure she must still have
questions. She wanted to ease Sami's pain, she explains. "Being a mom has
changed you," Sami observes. "We both suffered a lot of pain. We both lost
our little girls," Nicole says. Sami doesn't follow so Nicole says that
Sydney stopped breathing once but it turned out to be nothing serious. She
apologizes for making an analogy to Sami's situation. "It's just not the
same. There is something going on with you," Sami accuses. They drop it and
play with Sydney. Sami talks about how amazing Rafe is. She asks Nicole for
a favor – she wants to declare a truce in honor of Grace. "I think it was
struck when Grace went to heaven," Nicole says. Rafe approaches as they
finish their bonding session. Sami gives him a hug and tells him about the
truce. As Sami gets the children, Nicole and Rafe begin arguing. He admits
that he still doesn't trust her.
chats with Ari in the pub, she tells her that she just bombed her exam since
Nathan convinced her not to buy answers off the internet. She brings up
Brady and quizzes Ari on why she turned him down. "Dude, he's been sober for
ages," Mel says. Ari likes him, but she can't give him a chance. She runs
off and meets with Brady. She tries to talk to him about Ari but he wants
her to drop it. "I don't know if I should feel sorry for you or envy you for
being able to walk away from a love like that," she says. He asks her to
mind her own business and she walks away. Back inside the pub, Ari thinks of
when she almost kissed Brady. She stops herself from smiling. Making a quiet
phone call, she tells someone that she got the gig at the pub and they are
good to go. Meanwhile, Melanie runs into work and bumps into Nathan. He has
the results from the nursing exam. She's thrilled to discover that she has
passed. "It doesn't hurt that I have a photographic memory," she says. He
tells her that she's smart and she owes him dinner.
the mansion, Stefano groans as he looks through his new dossier on Rafe. He
grumbles about how pathetic Rafe is and then smiles when he gets to the info
on Emily. Later, Nicole returns and reaches for a drink when Stefano
approaches her. She complains about how Rafe still has a problem with her.
He's really irritating her. Stefano tells her to relax. Soon enough, Sami
will be full of doubts about Rafe. "There is, however, somebody that you do
have to worry about," he says.
and Rafe take the kids home for their nap. He rubs her shoulders and talks
about how edgy Nicole always seems to be. Sami just wants to move on and
look to the future. Rafe says he's figured out a good way for them to do
that. She decides that they should hang his painting. He won't ask her to do
that, but he tells her that she is his soul mate.
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