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Screwed Up Love.
the mansion, Sami tells Elvis he could never understand what it is like to
be a mother. He's not in the mood to listen to her lectures. She orders him
to stop being pig-headed and accuses him of throwing a child away just
because his feelings were hurt. Sami tells him to do the right thing and
make sure that the baby stays with Nicole. He continues refusing to change
his mind. "That just means our beautiful son has a father who doesn't know
how to love," she says. He insists he does know how. She says it's 'screwed
up love' and it's mostly about revenge and anger. Tired of her ranting, he
yells at her to get out. She says he's going to be all alone if he keeps
throwing everyone out. He grunts and punches the air as she leaves.
calls Chad and tells him she has an offer he can't turn down. He assumes she
is trying to trick him. They arrange to meet at the docks anyway. "I think I
know what he might want more than Sydney," she says to herself. She wheels
out of Stefano's room with the baby and bumps into Lexi. Nicole admits that
she misses Stefano. Lexi tells her that she doesn't judge her for what she's
done. Nicole asks for her help. They take the baby down to see Theo at
daycare. When Lexi returns, Maxine tips her off that Stefano is having a
visitor - Victor. She runs in and orders him out. "He's not as entertaining
as he usually is anyway," Victor quips. He admits he's scared - the myth of
the Phoenix gave everyone hope... She tells him most of the world's pain is
caused by old men who try to pretend they're not old men. As he leaves, he
says that Kate shouldn't get off this easily.
Ari pulls away from a passionate kiss with Brady and
tells him they can't do this. He doesn't understand. She suggests there are
things about her he doesn't know. When he notices her staring at a photo of
Victor, he asks her what that's all about. He assures her that he is in the
legitimate area of the family business and is trustworthy. "You can't trust
me," she confesses. He doesn't think her heart is really into cutting him
out of her life like this. She cries and says that, if they 'proceed', it
has to be a secret. That sounds interesting to him. They kiss. Victor glares
at them through the doorway. Arianna heads off to work and Victor comes in
to see his grandson. Victor's in a grim mood and sits by the fire with a
the hospital, Lexi is looking after Sydney when EJ arrives and demands to
know what is going on. She tries calling Nicole but has no luck. EJ gives
the baby to Mary and argues with his sister, ordering her to stay out of his
business. He tells her that this situation is killing him. They stare in at
their father and she says things don't look good for him. "He's not going to
die. He's Stefano DiMera," EJ says. She suggests he try to help Nicole while
he has a chance at happiness. Elvis goes in to see his father. "I can't be a
father to Sydney. I have to let it go, I don't have a choice," he says.
Stefano's fingers move.
goes to the pier to meet Chad. She tries rationalizing things for him but
he's not willing to listen. "Later bitch. See you in court," he says. Nicole
stops him from thumping away. She tells him what a great mother she is and
tries to play up his love for the baby. "If you love her, do what Mia did.
Let her go," she urges. When she offers to work visitation out with him, he
tells her again that he is taking her to court and he's going to win. She
offers to use her 'talents' to make things a 'win win' for both of them. She
puts his hand on her hip and leans in to kiss him.
Maggie's, Mia tells Will how much Nicole loves Sydney. She wishes she could
get through to Chad. Will has an idea about who can help them – his mom.
Sami comes in and Will tells her that Mia needs help. She's heard all about
the situation from EJ. Mia begs her to help stop Chad from taking the baby
away from Nicole. Sami understands why she did what she did and it helps her
understand why she was so close to Grace. They talk about how she met Nicole
and Sami wonders if she is sure she wants the baby to stay with Nicole.
That's what Mia wants. She's sure that Chad can't take care of the baby
either. Sami offers to do everything she can to help.
and Mel are at the hospital wondering how people can tell they are involved.
It could cost both of them their jobs if it came out. Maxine comes by and
says she's been hearing rumors. When she heard Mel volunteered for extra
shifts, she got suspicious. Nate tries to defend her, but Mel can do it
herself. After Maxie steps away, Mel tells him to stop defending her in
public and asks about their next date. They tease each other. Mel goes home
and begins ironing. Maggie comes in and talks to her about how worried she
is about her getting involved with Nathan. He's in a critical position right
now as far as his career goes. Maggie swore to keep her mouth shut about his
but can't. Nate walks in. Weeping, Maggie says she'll try to butt out and
walks off. Nate apologizes, but Mel says it's a distinct possibility that
she really could hurt him. When she talks like that, he wants to kiss her.
As they do, she pulls back and tells him they need to go.
October 20, 2009
My Daughter Is Being Raised By A Porn Star.
is telling Johnny how he should behave to his babysitter and then sends him
off to bed. After she groans, she wonders where Will is hiding and tries
calling Nicole again. Brady shows up to talk to her about Rafe. He tries to
deny he's back with Ari and then swears her to secrecy about it. That
doesn't sound good to her. She quickly moves back to the topic of Rafe and
how worried she is about him.
is busy trying to seduce Chad on the pier. She feels him up and asks if he'd
like to be seduced. Apparently he does because he gropes her like crazy
until she screams for help. A cop runs over and grabs him. Nicole snaps out
of the fantasy and continues attempting to seduce the teen. He pulls away.
"I'm scared that you might be too much man for me," she says. He recognizes
that gold nugget of dialogue and suddenly recognizes her from her infamous
movie. "My daughter is being raised by a porn star!" he blurts out. She
can't talk her way out of that but insists that was all in the past. He
turns her down. Even though it would be fun to 'bag some hot old
nymphomaniac', it's not worth giving up his kid for it. Nicole explains that
he won't be able to leave his baby in a locker; he'll actually have to look
after her. She warns him that raising an unwanted child can age you from 17
to middle-aged overnight. He keeps insisting he would do anything to keep
his child away from her. He's not impressed so she tries warning him about
EJ and how hard he might fight for her. Chad doesn't care. His parents are
lawyers and he's sure that showing off her porn past in court will cost her
shows up at the pub to see Ari. She tells him that Brady is looking for Rafe
now. "Are you two back together again?" he asks. He's tried explaining to
her that this is stupid and dangerous but it hasn't worked. She explains
that Victor is trying to keep her away from Brady and she doesn't know what
to do. He tells her not to do anything. "Go find yourself a new stooge. I
quit," she declares. Brady sends her a text message. Roman mocks it. She
tells him to get lost. He points out that she can't quit and threatens to
make it look like she really is a drug dealer and make sure that she ends up
back in prison if she doesn't hold up her end of the bargain. She can't ever
let Brady know what she did to be locked away. Roman suggests she might want
to come clean with him some time. That idea mortifies her.
goes to see Brady and tells him how much she needs him. She wishes she had
welcomed him more when he came back because he's the only one who has really
loved her. "I want to go away Brady. The two of us – forever, " she says.
goes to the Java Cafe and tries chatting to Chad. He smirks. She tells him
that Sydney is a happy baby. Chad's unimpressed. Sami advises him to rethink
becoming a parent. She tells him how hard it is and that sometimes it
happens for all the wrong reasons. If his reasons aren't the right ones, it
will be the baby who pays for them. When this strategy doesn't work, she
tells him that the child will stop him from fulfilling his dreams and they
will know that he resents them for it. "You can do what's right for your
daughter," she says. He starts to think he might be looking at this all the
the boat, Carly is trying to control Rafe's fever. Omar wants to leave him
on the dock in the harbor. She won't do that. Omar points out that she
doesn't need any more baggage at the moment. She explains that she has a
friend in Salem who can help. He's reluctant, but she's determined. She puts
on a hood and assures him that everything will be fine. "Nothing ever
happens in Salem," she assures him.
arrives at the hospital to see Lexi about the Salem PD volunteer program.
They talk about their family problems instead. "Hope is pretty much wrong
about everything and I'm right," he says. Lexi thinks that would be funny if
it wasn't sincere. They talk about his problems with Hope and the fact that
she's taken Ciara away from him. He's starting to think that Hope really
doesn't want things to work and is only looking for a way out. She goes back
to work and he wonders what's next for him. As he chats with Maxine, Carly
sneaks by and swipes some drugs from a cabinet.
October 21, 2009
I'll Help You.
Java Cafe, Chad and Sami continue to chat. She's hoping he will back off on
Nicole but he's not convinced. He asks for more information about the son
she screwed up and then drifts back to work. Maggie comes in and blabbers
about what a swell young fellow Will turned out to be. Then she chats to
Chad and spills the fact that Will is Sami's son. After Maggs leaves, Chad
tells Sami that she's a real piece of work and this changes everything. She
explains how bad things were with Will and how much he hated his parents.
"I'm not you," he says. Sami keeps badgering him and says he will be doing
this all alone. He starts lashing out at her for how much she screwed up
Will and vows that he would never make the mistakes she did. She thinks he
talks big but it's all talk. "I will get custody. End of story," he says.
After Sami leaves, Chad's dad, D.A. Woods, arrives to check on his son. They
argue about what Chad should do. The D.A. tells him that he's going to need
a good attorney if he decides to fight and hands him the business card of a
lawyer he knows.
is shocked when Nicole asks him to run away with her. She explains that
marrying EJ was a mistake when Brady is the one who has always been there
for her and proven that he loves her. His love is pure and real. Brady
reminds her that she married EJ and she can't just turn her feelings off.
"Loving EJ was the biggest mistake of my life and, believe me, it is over.
It's a good thing. Now I can be with the one man in the world who really
loves me," she says. He doesn't want to run away. When she asks him if he
still loves her, he admits that he probably always will. Although he's
waited a long time for her to tell him that she loves him, she's asking for
an awful lot. She complains about how much she needs to get Sydney out of
town. When she tries to tantalize with promises of a new life, he tells her
it's not going to happen. Considering the situation, he asks her if she
really wants to run away with him, or if she just needs his money. "That
really hurt," she says. She admits that this isn't all about love, but love
will make it work. The last thing he wants to do is hurt her, but he can't
do this. Nicole is desperate to leave. Brady can't whisk her away,
especially when he is involved with someone else. "My life is over and it is
all your fault!" she shouts, walking out in tears.
the hospital, Elvis is babbling to his father about business. He gets bored
and tells him he must be grateful that he can close his eyes on the madness
that's been going on. Elvis tells his father that everyone loves him and
then leaves. Stefano's hand moves.
easily robs the hospital drug cabinet. Before she can run off, she notices
Bo in the common area. Lexi and Theo chat with Bo about daycare and Stefano.
They talk about how quickly kids grow up and Lexi teases him as Carly smirks
around the corner. After an orderly bumps into her, she heads for the
elevator, walking right by Maggie who stops in her steps. Maggie bustles
over to Lexi and Bo and asks if any other female doctors are working. She
just saw one who looked really familiar... Maxine comes over and says that
the medicine cabinet was robbed. Meanwhile, Rafe shivers and groans on the
boat sofa. He mutters about her baby. Carly rushes in and starts drugging
strolls into the pub to see Ari. "What can I get you?" she asks. "How about
some cocaine?" he jokes. He assures her that he will keep his word and keep
her secret, but he wonders if she can keep her word. Ari promises that she
doesn't want to hurt Brady with the truth. Victor leaves and places a call
to EJ. They meet at the mansion. Elvis isn't in the mood for his humor.
Victor has a business proposition. He wants to sell him his family's side of
the river. Since Philip and Brady aren't interested in it, he wants to be
rid of it and figured EJ could use a distraction right now. Elvis says he
has to do a little research first and will let him know. "Your father would
be very proud," Victor says. Back at the hospital, Lexi visits her father
and he begins waking up.
walks into the pub as Ari is busy wishing she could finally find out who the
boss is. She serves him some coffee and they arrange to meet at the pier.
When they meet up, he asks her what's going on with her. She just wants to
talk about them, not the world outside of that. Meanwhile, Mary brings
Sydney to Nicole. "Mommy will always be here," she tells the baby. She calls
Chloe to ask for help but she breaks down and hangs up. Sami comes out of
the shadows. "I'll help you," she offers.
October 22, 2009
You Have No Idea How Much You've Given Me.
is on the phone arranging to seal the deal for the waterfront. His sister
calls and tells him that Stefano is waking up. Elvis rushes over to the
hospital and Lexi explains that there is no guarantee the father they knew
will still be there when he returns to consciousness. They go to his
bedside. He groans and opens his eyes. It takes awhile, but Stefano starts
grumbling. EJ kisses him. "Of course I'm back. What did you expect?" Stefano
mutters. He asks about his wife and tells them that he put himself in the
coma. "Is it too late to see Sydney?" he asks. When he asks to speak to
Nicole, EJ begins shaking his head.
sits down with Nicole and offers to help her. Nicole is reluctant to accept
but Sami insists. Sami brings her home and tells her about how she has
already been trying to help her. "I really believe when it comes to your
child, a mother has the right to do anything," she says. Nicole wonders if
she would feel the same way about helping her if Grace had survived. Sami
repeats that she wants to help. Nicole informs her that she's going on the
run but EJ has cut off all her cash. Sami says that no one can take her
place as a mother. This makes Nicole become distraught. She begins telling
her how sorry she is and how much she doubts she is even a fit mother. "You
are the last person in the world who should be helping me," Nicole blurts
out. Sami doesn't understand. Nicole starts to explain but Syd keeps crying.
She rejects her help again, but Sami runs off to get some money anyway.
Nicole weeps to Syd that she is her whole life. Sami returns with an
envelope full of cash and explains that John left her a bundle of cash for
emergencies. She says goodbye to the baby and tells her she will never
forget her. "You have no idea how much you've given me," Nicole says. As she
leaves, Sami tells her to be happy.
is at the hospital sighing as he looks through Chloe's medical records. He
calls an expert to review his opinion on the case. Meanwhile, Maggie arrives
at Daniel's while Chloe struggles to cook. Maggie's brought her an 'I'm
sorry' cake to apologize for everything that happened between them. They
catch up and Chloe says she's never been happier. Chloe checks her messages
and hears Nicole's desperate plea for help. Maggie overhears this so Chloe
tells her the sordid story. Chloe doesn't think she could survive having a
baby taken away. When Maggie leaves, Daniel arrives with flowers. They have
sex and then eat cake in bed. She thinks she should learn how to cook for
the sake of their future children. Chloe's concerned that he doesn't seem
more excited by that idea. He admits that there could be a problem with her
having a baby. He's arranged for more tests on her, which makes her more
upset. He explains th0at there could be a new problem. The treatments she
received may have made it impossible for her to conceive.
runs into Mel and Nate as they roll up their picnic blanket after watching a
movie in the park. Mel's startled to see him alone. He says that he
sponsored the event. Nate notices he's missing his cell and runs off to look
for it. Philip pointedly tells Mel that no one he was interested in coming
with was free. He tells her to have a good night and leaves and Nate
returns. They go home and he tells her how beautiful she is. As they kiss in
the kitchen, Maggie walks in on them. She's angry at the sight. She thought
that it was clear nothing was going to happen between them under her roof.
They've broken their promise to her so she can't trust them anymore. Mel
cowers and Nathan tries to make promises. Maggie can't allow them to live
there together. Mel offers to pack her things, but Nate tells her she's not
leaving - he is.
runs into Steph at the Java Cafe. She's been looking for her, eager to talk
about Philip. Sitting down, she explains that she thinks she belongs with
Philip. Steph says that's not going to happen. She can't love the man Philip
is. "You love Philip and he loves you," Kate starts, before she's
interrupted by her son. He orders her to shut up. Steph runs and Philip
tells his mother that she has no right to interfere in his life. "I can't
stop loving you baby," she says, explaining that he is doing everything
wrong. This makes him laugh. His mother tells him to get real and talks
about his disastrous relationships with women. He advises her to worry about
her new family instead. "Bore them with your stupid advice," he says. She
warns him about Mel and walks out.
October 23, 2009
She Is Your Daughter You Fool!
is at home packing her bags. She leaves a picture Ciara drew behind for Bo.
Before she can leave, Victor arrives and asks her if she's going somewhere.
She explains that she is moving out with her daughter. He tells her how much
he admires her but wonders if she can leave behind the place where Zack was
born. She admits that she couldn't do a face to face goodbye with Bo. Even
though she doesn't want to leave, she doesn't see any other way. He offers
her one: She can move in with him. Although she's reluctant, he insists that
it will be safe and she is the closest thing to a daughter he has now.
Taking his hand, she agrees to try. After Victor leaves, Justin arrives. He
tells her that he is sticking around to take a break from his wife. She
informs him that she will be moving in to the mansion.
on the phone in her room, arguing with Roman and playing with her gun. She
hears a noise outside and gets paranoid. Brady climbs through the window.
She stashes her gun under the bed and makes him promise never to do that
again. She seems distraught so he wonders what's wrong. He can't take her
out on a proper date so he brought one in his backpack. She's starting to
think getting back together was a bad idea; she couldn't live with herself
if something bad happened to him. He offers to go but she wants him to stay.
They have a picnic on the floor, then dance and make out. Meanwhile, Victor
is at the pub trying to call Brady when he hears that Ari isn't coming in to
wakes up at the hospital and asks to see the children and Nicole, especially
Nicole. Elvis tells him he doesn't know or care where she is. Stefano
demands to know what is going on. EJ explains that he's learned about
Nicole's lies and he 'kicked her to the bloody curb'. When he tells him that
the baby is with her mother now, Stefano blurts out, "O dios mio! She is
with Sami?" His children are baffled so Stefano explains, "I must have mixed
up the interchangeable bleached blond liars you have sired children with."
He orders his son to find Syd and bring her home. He's furious when EJ seems
willing to throw his daughter aside. "She is your
daughter you fool!" he lectures. As he argues with his son, he nearly
has a heart attack. They stabilize him but he's out of consciousness. "Even
the Phoenix can't live forever," Lexi says. EJ doesn't understand why his
father is so upset and starts to wonder if his father knows a lot more about
this than he is letting on. Elvis gets his father to wake up. "Sydney, I
want to see her," Stefano grumbles. EJ offers to get her. As soon as he
leaves, Stefano opens his eyes.
goes back to the mansion, thrilled that the locks haven't been changed yet.
She's eager to get Sydney's passport but Kate stumbles into her and orders
her out. She takes her keys away and follows her around as Nicole looks for
what she needs. Kate grabs the baby's passport from her and asks if she will
be leaving a forwarding address for her hate mail. When Kate threatens to
call EJ, Nicole threatens to seduce one of her sons. Kate says Stefano will
be unhappy if Syd disappears. Nicole vows to trample on anyone who gets in
the way of her being with her little girl. Kate agrees not to say anything
because she doesn't want Will involved with this mess anymore. After Nicole
leaves, EJ comes home and tells her that his father briefly woke up but it
doesn't look like he's getting better.
and Will anxiously wait for Justin to arrive. Chad stumbles in with Justin.
He apologizes that he promised to represent both of them by accident. The
boys argue. Chad wants Will to leave but Mia doesn't. The boys argue more
and Chad attacks Will. Justin wrestles him off and explains that assault
won't help him win custody. Chad refuses to negotiate. "It's winner takes
all," he says. Mia thinks Chad's being impossible. Justin declares that he
can't take this case anyway because it involves his family, a fact which
Chad hadn't related to him. He won't be helping Mia either though because it
would be a breach of ethics. Chad leaves to get another lawyer. Justin
points out to Mia that she basically sold her daughter and that isn't legal.
"What's going to happen to my little girl?" she cries. Justin explains that
Chad will likely get custody since he's the biological parent. Will and Mia
go to the Java Cafe and worry. Chad chases them down and warns them that his
parents have hired him a new lawyer and she will never see her little girl
again. After he stomps off, Mia worries that he might be right.
takes Syd on a plane bound for Rio. Sami calls and Nicole thanks her for all
of her help. Turning to the baby, she tells her that she feels bad for Sami
but she's her mommy now and that will never change. "Goodbye EJ. I will
always love you," she says as she looks out the window. Stefano starts
calling her and orders her to come to him immediately.
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