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May 18, 2009
Could You Be More Of A Suck Up?
shows up at the DiMera mansion and demands to know what is going on. When
Elvis' phone starts ringing, she grabs it away and refuses to give it back
until he tells her. They wrestle for the phone and she smashes it. He fumes
and orders her out. She refuses and doesn't see why he's so angry about a
phone. Again, she demands to know what's going on. "You and your little
orphan will be safe as soon as you get out of this house!" he yells. He
doesn't see why he should care about either of them and barks at her again
to get out. Once she's gone, he tells his father's portrait that he will
rescue him. Searching around the office, he discovers another phone.
is at the pub ordering some red roses. "Could you be more of a suck up?" his
sister asks him. He asks her when she decided to hate Sami. She's sure that
Sami will break his heart. He orders her not to say anything else about her.
Arianna still doesn't understand what he sees in Sami. As they sit down, she
asks him if the blond Brady is rich or a 'rock star in the bedroom'. He's
defensive. She assumes they haven't actually slept together and asks what he
sees in her. Rafe explains that she makes him laugh and she's a great
mother. Arianna has the feeling that his girlfriend is 'super high
maintenance' and he likes to play the hero. He claims she doesn't need his
help. "She's a single mom with four kids," she reminds him... but she hopes
he's happy anyway.
goes over to the townhouse with roses for Sami. Her voice is hoarse so she
explains that she just had a screaming match with EJ. He suggests that she
call the cops. She can't do that; it would just make a mess for her dad and
everyone else. Rafe decides to have 'a chat' with EJ himself. "I'm putting
EJ on notice," he says. She claims that she can handle this but he doesn't
want her to face this alone. Sami kisses him.
Maggie's, Brady asks Mia what drugs she was on when she was pregnant. She
wasn't on anything; she lied to a friend of hers about being in rehab
because she didn't want him to know the truth. As Brady asks for an
explanation, Will walks in. After interrupting, he excuses himself. Mia
slouches at the table. Brady asks her how they know each other and guesses
that Will doesn't know about the baby. She feels bad for lying to him. Brady
is sure that Will could accept the truth. "Are you telling me it's cool to
tell Will that Nicole has my baby?" she asks. He thinks she needs to keep
her promise to Nicole for everyone's sake. She'll try, but it's hard. Will
walks in and announces that the meeting is about to start. Brady makes an
excuse and leaves. Will asks her what's wrong. She explains that she lied to
him about her addiction... she doesn't really go to these meetings every
night. This is the first one since rehab. She just wanted to seem like a
good girl. He just wants her to get help and tells her she's not alone. They
go to the meeting together.
of the pub, Brady calls Nicole to warn her about Mia. Arianna walks out of
the pub as he does so. He demands to know if she overheard him say anything.
"Are you always this rude?" she asks. He apologizes. She wasn't listening
in, she insists. He apologizes again and tries introducing himself. "Thanks.
I'll pass," she cuts him off. "Till next time," he says. She wonders what he
means. He means that he'll see her next time he's in the pub. They shake
hands and she realizes that he's one of the family. Brady explains that he
has a soft spot for feisty types. "You haven't seen feisty yet," she tells
the Kiriakis estate, Philip slumps on the floor. Daniel wanders in and finds
him. He calls for an ambulance and tries to wake him. When Philip comes to,
he demands that the ambulance be canceled. Daniel wants to examine him.
Philip agrees only so long as he doesn't say anything to Steph. Daniel
suggests that someone could have tried to drug him again. Philip still
refuses to go to the hospital. He tells the doctor that he just got engaged.
Daniel wonders about the timing but Philip thinks the family could use some
good news. The doctor hopes they will be happy. After Philip flashes back to
his drug-addled fight with Steph, he goes up the stairs to look for her. He
doesn't have any luck and begins worrying.
the morgue, Owen pulls Stephanie out of storage and tells himself that he
had no other choice. He tries calling EJ. After having no luck, he starts to
worry that Elvis must have been caught and he could be next. As he thinks
over his past run-ins with EJ, his father walks in and asks him what he's
doing. Owen tells him he's been thinking about becoming a mortician.
"Following in your old man's footsteps?" his father asks. He leaves for the
mortician's convention, telling his son to stay out of trouble. "If he only
knew..." Owen says to himself. He tries calling Elvis again but still has no
luck. Deciding that he may be safe, he starts to relax until he notices that
one of Stephanie's earrings are missing. Finally, EJ calls.
May 19, 2009
At Least You're Not Dead In A Morgue.
the townhouse, Rafe and Sami kiss. His mind goes blank. They get on the
couch. She worries about screwing this up. "I'm scared you're going to come
to your senses," she says. He's not scared; he loves that she has four kids.
She thinks he's too good to be true and she usually winds up alone. He likes
the complications in her life and wants to be part of them. Grace begins
crying. Sami hurries off to feed her. When she returns, she panics since
Rafe seems to be gone. He pops back up, tickles her nose with a rose, and
then carries her into the bedroom. "What do I have to do to convince you I'm
not going anywhere?" he asks. They drink champagne and make love.
Afterwards, they reminisce about their time in the safe house. Sami feels
like she doesn't deserve all of this. "You're all I've ever wanted," he
says. She cries happy tears.
searches the mansion for Stephanie. He rants at his guards for letting her
vanish on their watch.
At the morgue, Owen's phone begins ringing. Since it's
not EJ's number, he doesn't pick up. Meanwhile, a frustrated EJ sends him a
text to explain that he's calling from a different number. Simultaneously,
Philip calls Owen to ask him if he's seen Stephanie. Owen gasps but then
pushes Steph back into storage before politely suggesting that she may have
taken off after their argument. When he gets off the phone, Philip orders
his guards to search and then calls Steph, leaving an apology in her
the mansion, EJ is throwing a tantrum when the baby won't stop crying. After
Nicole shuts off the monitor, she tells him she knows how worried he is and
wishes she could help. "You're my rock," he tells her with a kiss. They look
at the phone Sami smashed. "If I screw this up, I'm never going to forgive
myself or her," he says. He tries calling Owen again but still has no luck.
Finally Owen picks up and confirms that the mission is accomplished. EJ
issues his next set of orders. In the morgue drawer, Steph wakes up, gasping
and crying. Her phone vibrates. As she picks it up, Owen pulls her out. He
apologizes for doing this but he had no choice. He takes her phone away.
She's weak and notices she's in the morgue. "Look on the bright side - at
least you're not dead in a morgue," he says before adjusting her hair and
snapping her picture. He promises that he will never hurt her. As he sends
the picture to EJ, she grabs a surgical instrument. When she rises to
strike, he wrestles it away from her and pushes her back into storage.
is in the cell with Stefano. He allows the nurse to give him another insulin
injection and continues to taunt his rival. He calls EJ and taunts him,
asking him if he is too busy to bother calling about his father. "Do you
have all the documents signed to turn over to me, or is your father going to
die tonight?" Victor asks. EJ bristles. After getting off the phone, Victor
wonders if EJ cares more about the money than his father's life. Stefano is
sure that his son will not play by Victor's rules.
strolls along the street arguing with one of his business colleagues.
Arianna steps out of the pub and apologizes for always walking into his
conversations. She hands him the credit card he left behind. "Cute and rich.
Your wife is a lucky lady," she flirts. He flirts back but she becomes
defensive when he suggests she's interested in him because of his money. She
claims she's not interested in what's in his wallet or his pants. They
bicker. She claims that she's not been flirting. He has been; he's just a
bit rude and rusty. "I think you're cute too," he says. She walks away.
Philip approaches, still woozy, and asks him if he's seen Steph. They go
inside and Philip continues to claim that nothing could have happened to
her. Brady worries. They argue and Philip suggests that he only ever looks
out for himself. When Brady offers him his help, Philip tells him to get
at the mansion, Nicole checks in on her husband. He tells her that things
are back on track and then slips out, promising that, "Somebody's eyes are
about to be opened in a very big way." He and his thugs go down to the pier.
Philip is already there and calling around to Steph's friends. Max suggests
that she may have gone to visit her parents. EJ approaches Philip and they
begin talking about how Tony died only a few feet away from where they are
standing. Philip claims he thinks about Tony all the time. They begin
insulting each other's fathers and Elvis warns that they won't win. He tells
him that he has Stephanie.
Brady runs into Arianna at the Java Cafe. She
accidentally spills hot coffee on him when she's trying to apologize.
May 20, 2009
What Kind Of Fool Do You Think I Am?
and Rafe keep making out in bed. He wishes they had spent their time in the
safe house doing this. She hopes that she won't drive him crazy anymore. He
likes her just the way she is. Sami doesn't understand how she deserves all
of this. "Don't tell me I'm falling for a woman that's not deserving," he
says. They make out and tease each other. She admits that she needs constant
reassurance. He likes that about her and the fact that she's a 'smoking hot
pain in the ass'. She leaps up. He tells her it was a compliment and begins
tickling her. Suddenly, he announces that he has to go. While he dresses, he
explains that it isn't right for him to be there when Will will be back
soon. Grace begins crying. Sami asks him to stay a little longer. He goes
into Grace's room and tries to put her to sleep. Sami listens to him through
the monitor. After getting a text from Will saying he's busy bowling, she
goes out to Rafe. He thinks that she needs to have a talk with her son
before he sees them together. She agrees to. He has another idea too – since
they're a couple, he should do the right thing and make a 'proper
commitment'. Sami stutters at the sound of the word. "I want to be a father
to Grace in every way," he explains.
Over at the pub, Mel holds Steph's earring and wonders
how much she can sell it for.
going to see about getting a skin graft!" Brady tells Arianna after she
accidentally spills piping hot coffee on him. He takes off his shirt and she
gets him some ice. She tends to his muscles and he admits that he was kind
of a jerk when they met. Melanie wanders by and checks out his injury. She
says he'll live and then laughs strangely and walks away. Arianna tells
Brady to buy her another coffee. "Iced coffee, just to play it safe," he
says. One of his softball friends walks by and they chat. When Sami's name
comes up, Arianna grimaces. Brady asks her what's up. She's not a fan of
Sami; she thinks she's a phony. Brady puts his shirt on and tells her that
Sami means well, but they don't really get along. They smile at each other.
the room, Mel talks to the earring and decides she should do the right thing
and give it back to Steph. Brady walks over and asks her what she's doing
after he sees she's looking at 'We Buy Jewelry' on the web. She shows him
the enormous earring and tells him that her conscience has gotten in the way
of her selling it. "I'm proud of you," he says. That's high praise coming
from a 'do-gooder', she suggests. Neither of them feel good, but pretend
they do. She declares that she is finished with Philip and no longer
jealous. After he steps away, she starts to reconsider giving the earring
sits at Stefano's side. Stefano's faith in God and his family is getting him
through this. Victor is pithy and doubts that Elvis is going to be much use.
He wonders if EJ is as self-destructive as the rest of his family... The
nurse comes in and checks Stefano over. He tells her that Victor is an
'amoral swine' and she can do better. "In this job market?" she jokes. They
discuss how long his insulin will keep him alive and she admits that he
doesn't have much time.
the pier, EJ tells Philip that he has Stephanie. Philip accuses him of
bluffing. Elvis taunts him. Philip becomes so angry he's slurring his words.
Junior giggles. The news sinks in for Philip. Elvis proposes an exchange.
Philip also realizes that he must have had him drugged. He offers to deal.
Elvis wants his father out immediately. "What kind of fool do you think I
am?" Philip asks. Elvis shows him a picture of Steph on his phone and then
repeats his offer. Philip agrees to see what he can do. EJ tears up the
contract that Victor wanted him to sign.
the morgue, Owen lets Steph out of the drawer when he can't stand listening
to her yell anymore. He repeats that he is only following orders and tells
her to stop screaming. Owen doesn't like doing this to someone so sweet and
beautiful and kind. She asks him why she is there and guesses that the
DiMeras had her abducted. Steph is sure that he'll be a dead man when he's
caught. He insists that he's a good guy and nothing terrible will happen to
him. Attempting to manipulate him, she tells him that she likes him, "I just
wish you hadn't brought me to a morgue." He thinks that he could keep her
there forever and then giggles. She asks for some water and he helps her sit
up. The phone begins ringing. He doesn't pick up. Steph pretends that she's
having back pains and asks him to help her down. Morgues aren't chiropractor
approved. When he helps her up, she knees him.
goes to the pub and calls his father. "We need to talk. It's an emergency,"
he announces before running off to meet him at the house. When he gets to
the mansion, he fills his father in. "It's unfortunate," Victor grumbles. He
flatly refuses to exchange Stephanie for Stefano. Meanwhile, EJ goes home,
pours himself a drink and assures his father's portrait that he now has the
upper hand. He tries calling Owen. Stephanie picks up the phone while she
struggles with Owen at the morgue. "Help me!" she screams. EJ rubs his eyes
May 21, 2009
Are You Out Of Your Mind?
tells Sami that he wants to make a commitment. "I want to be a father to
Grace in every way," he says. He has to explain that he means adopting her.
She points out that the extended family comes with the package and he'd have
to put up with her for the rest of his life. He understands that. She
accuses him of 'generalizing' his feelings. "I don't think I can marry you,"
she says. That's okay with him because he's not proposing; he's not that
crazy. They begin bickering and he teases her. She's mad at him for not
proposing even though she doesn't want to marry him. Sami doesn't understand
how they can go to court and make him the father without revealing that
she's really the mother. He concedes that she's right and says that they can
just be a family together. That means more to her than anything. She wonders
if he has been planning this all along... He fell for Grace when he first
saw her and just wants her to be safe. Will walks in and Rafe leaves. "If I
wasn't here, would he have spent the night?" he asks his mother. She had no
idea they had such a frank relationship and begins wrestling with him and
teasing him about Mia. He wonders what it would be like to have a normal
mother. She wants him, and all the other children, to be comfortable. He
guesses that his mother and 'macho man' are pretty serious and he'll be
around a lot, but he wonders if what he thinks about it matters. She tells
him that she agreed to Rafe adopting Grace. "How'd you talk him into that?"
he asks. Sami insists it was his idea. Will doesn't see why Rafe should be
the father and assumes there is something big going on that she's not
telling him about.
is eating with his sister at the pub. She teases him about 'Sami with an
'I''. He admits that things with Sami are serious; he's going to be adopting
her little girl. "Are you out of your mind?" she asks. He thinks that Grace
was always meant to be his daughter. His sister worries about him being tied
to Sami's life. He rises to leave. Arianna tells him to open his eyes. "It's
all happening again," she warns him.
the mansion, Philip tells his father that they will exchange Steph for
Stefano. Victor doesn't think that's a good idea and is sure they are just
bluffing. Philip refuses to risk her life. They argue about which of them
has more reliable thugs under their command and Philip threatens a civil
war. Philip argues that nothing EJ is doing makes sense, but he knows how he
is thinking because he's been in the same position. "Thinking like that
makes people dead!" Philip exclaims. His father thinks he's being
irrational. Philip refuses to be as ruthless as his father. "Caving in to
them isn't going to solve anything," Victor claims. He explains that Steph
isn't just a captive, she's also a witness, and that means that her release
wouldn't guarantee her safety at all. Philip worries about her mental state
and tells his father that he has screwed everything up. His father
apologizes. That's not what Philip wants. He tells him that if she dies, he
will never forgive him. Victor advises him to calm down and Philip explains
that he's sure this was an inside job.
the morgue, Steph knees Owen and tries to run. She stops when the phone
begins ringing. "Philip help me!" she screams as she answers it. It's EJ on
the line but he stays quiet. Owen wrestles the phone away and apologizes.
She pushes him back and then runs off. He chases her through the woods and
tackles her. When she hits the ground, she loses consciousness. When he
takes her back to the morgue and lays her on the slab, he remembers the
phone. He won't run off to look for it if it means leaving her alone.
the DiMera mansion, Nicole walks in on EJ. He seems pensive so she guesses
something is wrong. Elvis pours a drink and claims that everything is dandy.
She's not convinced but she knows that everything he is doing, he is doing
for love. Nicole promises never to betray him; her love is unconditional. He
finally opens up and tells her that he may have crossed a line – he had
Stephanie kidnapped. "I hate and despise the man who did this to her... and
I hope Victor burns in Hell for what he's done," she declares. He's
impressed by her reaction. She thinks he may have found the one thing to end
all of the nonsense. Elvis explains what just happened on the phone. He has
no idea what's going on now and he might have just made Victor angry. Nicole
calms him down and tells him to wait a little while longer. Philip suddenly
calls to make a deal.
May 22, 2009
It's All Happening Again.
isn't happy to learn that Rafe is planning to adopt Grace. He assumes there
is some sort of scheme going on. Sami insists that there are no secrets or
lies at play. "Okay. Then I'm good with it," he says. She asks him to listen
out for Grace while she runs out. After his mother leaves, Mia stops by to
pick up his notes on quantitative reasoning. He tells her that he had a
fight with his mom and she got upset. Although she insists that she's
telling the truth, he still has a feeling that she's lying. Grace wakes up
and they feed her. He tells Mia about the adoption and how little sense it
makes. Mia thinks Grace is easy to love. "My mom just lies," Will says. If
he had a friend who lied to him the way she does, he could never forgive
them. They talk about Grace's biological mom and Mia wonders if she sits
alone at night and misses her.
the pub, Rafe tells sister that Sami is the best thing that's ever happened
to him. "Don't you see? It's all happening again," she says. Max sticks his
nose in and asks what they're talking about. Arianna says her brother never
listens. She introduces the two men. "Oh! Sami's Rafe," Max blurts out.
Rafe's cool with the label but Arianna's not. As Rafe steps away to make a
call, Max stammers through the remainder of the conversation. Arianna asks
him to forget what he heard. When he leaves, Rafe comes back to bicker with
his sister until she warns him that, after what happened before, Sami could
destroy his life. Sami just happens to walk in as she says this. Arianna
leaves and the couple sits down. He tries to reassure her and tells her not
to get worked up. She can't stand lying anymore and explains how Will caught
her covering things up. Rafe says she's not lying, she's just not telling
the whole story. This has all been for Grace's sake, he reminds her, and
that makes her a great mom. She's tempted to let him take care of her. He
tells her to give in to temptation and let go.
smiles at EJ while he bargains on the phone with Philip. EJ says they need
to get their people together and find a neutral territory. Philip suggests
that he make the arrangements fast. When Elvis gets off the phone, he
worries that he can't get a hold of Owen. Without him, Stefano's doomed.
the Kiriakis mansion, Victor and Philip put their plan together. Brady walks
in and asks them what's happening. Victor excuses himself and Philip
explains that they are ending the feud peacefully. He also apologizes to
Brady, claiming that he's made some stupid mistakes but is now making things
right. Brady doubts it. They argue. EJ calls to make the tradeoff
appointment. Philip is about to walk out but Brady stops him, claiming that
he knows what's going on and guesses this is about Steph. Philip runs off,
refusing to explain.
of the pub, Max finds Bo on the phone. They talk about the mob war and Bo
promises that it will be over soon. He gets a call and learns that Victor is
up to something. Brady calls him and asks him to meet. They get together at
the Java Cafe and Brady tells him he thinks something has happened to
Victor goes to see Stefano. "You look god awful," he
says. His goon helps Stefano sit up. "I knew Elvis would out-fox you,"
Stefano groans. Victor taunts him and refuses to explain what's happening.
"Still... I won," Stefano declares before collapsing. They load him into the
the morgue, Owen tries to reassure an unconscious Stephanie that he can make
her look as gorgeous as usual using the simple techniques his father taught
him for touching up corpses. Staring at her face, he becomes afraid that
Elvis will hurt her if he hands her over. He rushes around to find the phone
and finds it ringing in the woods. Elvis yells at him and demands to know
what's going on. Owen fills him in and then EJ orders him to bring Stephanie
to the place where they met. Owen asks if she will be okay. EJ barks at him
not to ask questions like that and hangs up. "He's planning something bad,"
Owen tells himself. He returns to Steph and she wakes up. She begs him to
untie her and he tells her they have to go and see someone. As she pleads
with him not to turn her over to the DiMeras, he tries to reassure her.
Steph tells him that he still has the chance to fix everything if he unties
her. She offers to go back to the Kiriakis' and not tell them anything about
what he's done. Meanwhile, EJ paces in the woods and waits for Owen. He
calls him and orders him over to their meeting place. "I'm very sorry Mr.
DiMera. It seems as though there is going to be a slight change of plans,"
Owen tells him.
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