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August 9, 2010
I'll Validate Your
wanders around Casa DiMera looking at her ring when Roman shows up. He
breaks the news that they arrested Dick and Hope. Sami is shocked and
doesn't know what to say. They worry about Ciara and she warns him that EJ
will be going after Baker. Before she can bustle off, he demands to know
what has been going on between her and EJ. She refuses to answer his
questions. He says that she is breaking his heart by being sucked back into
EJ's family. He's sure that if she's stupid enough to do that, her children
the station, Dick gets dropped into a waiting room. He yells for a lawyer.
EJ is sitting in the corner. Dick tells the 'pompous jerk' to get lost.
Elvis tells him he's not going to get away with what he did and pulls up a
chair. They begin airing their dirty laundry and comparing their crimes.
Elvis offers him a deal. "You don't mention Nicole Walker," he says. That
request shocks Baker. Sami walks in and begins ranting. EJ backs her off and
declares the doctor can't hurt them anymore. Baker laughs hysterically when
he learns that they are a couple. He warns Sami that her life will be shot
to Hell if she sticks with EJ. The doctor and Sami get into a bickering
battle and then Elvis grabs Dick by the throat. "If you have a death wish
comrade, I'll validate it for you," EJ threatens. Roman bursts in and breaks
them up. Sami and Elvis go home and she continues to yelp about how much she
wants to kill Dick. EJ smiles.
goes to Casa da Bo. Julie is there and things are frosty between them.
Meanwhile, over at the station, Hope refuses to get a lawyer, no matter what
Bo says. She tells him that she is a danger to everyone and needs to go away
for a long time. When he puts the blame on the drugs, she insists that it
was all because of how she felt deep down. Bo tells her to fight. He tells
her he's always believed in her. Carly and Justin show up and ask what's
going on. Bo wants to keep it quiet but Hope insists on confessing to him.
She is left alone with Justin and tells him all the details, refusing to let
him 'coddle' her. Hope refuses to get a lawyer and explains she is pleading
guilty so her daughter won't have to testify.
and Carly go down to the pier and he asks her if Hope will stop the crazy
behavior now that she is off the drugs. Carly's not sure. He worries about
Ciara and Carly warns that none of this will be easy for anyone but they'll
get through it. She blames herself and then says they are all responsible.
When he returns to the station, Justin runs into him and tells him he should
have realized what was happening with Hope. Bo returns to Hope. She wants to
go through booking and he wants to be there for her when she does. They
start the process and she hands him her necklace with a picture of Ciara on
is at the pub drinking alone when Ari grabs his glass away and demands to
know what he is doing. As he yells at her to give his drink back, Mel walks
in. Ari wants to call Maggie. Brady moans at them and says they have nothing
to do with this. They guess Nicole pushed him over the edge. Brady asks them
if they have something better to do and advises Ari to get a job. He breaks
the news that her name has been cleared. After he explains everything, Mel
says this is good news. Brady urges Ari to go down to the station. After she
heads off, Mel gets a text from her mom so Brady urges her to go too. Once
she's gone, Justin arrives and they chat about Hope. Meanwhile, Mel meets
with her mom and tells her how kind she is for always worrying about other
people. She begs her mother to give herself a break.
August 10, 2010
Put A Cork In It!
arrives at the station to see Hope, who looks dejected. She asks Julie to look
after Ciara and Bo. Sobbing, Hope sends her away. Down the hall, Rafe is
surprised that Ari isn't happier that she's been cleared. He and Gabi ask what's
wrong. She rants about how a cop framed her and the other cops didn't figure it
out. Ari runs off to find Hope and runs into her in the hall. They are taken
into a little room so Ari can rail at her and demand some answers. She wants
Hope to pay for what she did. "So do I," Hope weeps. Ari doesn't buy it and
tells her that the inmates in prison will see right through her. Once Ari
leaves, Doug arrives to talk about lawyers. She refuses to hide behind the drugs
excuse. He begs her to try. She cries and apologizes. "Put a cork in it!" he
moans, promising that he will never walk away from her and will fight like hell
to keep her free.
Casa DiMera, Will puts on his tie and tells Kate that he feels nervous about his
interview with Stefano. He admits that he kind of likes Stefano. Meanwhile, Chad
goes into the pub and tracks down Stefano to ask him about his mom. Stefano
doesn't see the point of digging this up and cuts things short. "I can't help
you," he says, walking off. Stefano rushes home and tells Kate he had to run
from Madeline's son. She thinks trying to dodge him will only make things worse.
Will arrives at the pub and Chad explains that he scared Stefano off. Will
worries that his friend is beating himself up too much over his mom and tells
him things will get better after he leaves town. They discuss Will's internship
and he asks Chad to work with him on a project. Charles wanders in and tells his
son that he has to leave town for business and they have to forget their plans
to drive south together. Chad thinks he shouldn't even bother going to Lake
Forrest now. His father shrugs and leaves for work. Kate wanders over and sits
with him. He tells her about his father and all the plans he had for him. "The
guy just doesn't want me around," he concludes. He stops himself from saying
anymore, telling her that they aren't family. Kate mumbles to herself that he's
wrong about that.
the beach, EJ gets out of the water and towels off. He and Sami watch Mary look
after their kids. She says that she knows what he's up to and she won't let him
get away with it. He tells her how much he loves her and she asks him not to
push her. As he continues to talk about how much he loves her, she fantasizes
about Rafe. When EJ snaps her out of it, she talks about original sin and blames
herself for everything that happened with the baby mess. Elvis defends her and
says that she's the strongest person he's ever met. "Yes, I'll marry you," she
abruptly declares. He jumps up stuttering and then swings her around. He wants
to tell the children but she thinks they need to inform everyone together. They
kiss and then she wanders off and bumps into Rafe. Things are awkward. They talk
about not fighting with each other and then he asks what's new. She laughs
uncomfortably and stares. They discuss Baker and the Sydnapping and she blames
herself for it. This quickly turns into an argument about Elvis and she becomes
flustered. "I don't know you anymore," she says. The bickering about EJ
continues and he tells her that money won't buy her happiness. She accuses him
of still loving her. He confirms that he does. Sami says he loves an ideal, not
the real her. Rafe thinks she's grasping and walks off.
arrives at Casa DiMera and asks Stefano if Chad can work with him on his
project. Stefano refuses to allow it and claims it's because Chad's dad is the
DA. Will wonders what he doesn't want him to know. Later, Sami arrives and
nervously tells her son that she has accepted EJ's proposal. Simultaneously, EJ
calls Stefano to tell him the news. Rafe just happens to be standing a few feet
away from him as he does so.
I Thought My Relationship Was Strange.
the mansion, Viv complains to Henderson about the paparazzi outside looking for
Hope. Brady drifts in and starts sniping at her. She suggests that he be more
civil. Brady tells her that Victor's whole world is crashing down around him.
He's sure his grandfather will realize he's been wasting his time on her and
will kick her out. After Brady stomps off, Viv tries calling her husband and
then attempts to locate him with her GPS.
Victor arrives at Casa da Bo and demands some answers from his son. Bo doesn't
want to hear him rant. His father apologizes and they discuss the dark side of
Hope. Victor is sure they can get through this. Bo blames himself for the whole
mess. Victor blames Carly for everything and says she's 'a plague'. Maggie
strolls in and asks for an update. She urges Bo not to let Hope push him away.
Bo gets snippy with his dad and then leaves them alone. Maggie asks Victor out
for a walk. They wander to the pier and she admits that she wanted to spend time
with him so she could complain about her troubles. That makes him smile. She's
scared for Hope. "I don't know what happened to that little girl in ice skates,"
she sobs. Victor cuddles her as Viv shows up and stares. She sneers as they
leave for coffee. Viv decides she's going to have to teach Maggs a lesson. The
redhead takes Victor to her place and makes tea and cookies. They begin
bickering and she tells him to respect his wife. Then things cool down and they
are thankful for their friendship. Meanwhile, Gus arrives at the mansion where
Viv is ranting about Maggie's disgusting world of donuts, rag rugs and Christmas
ornaments. She's determined to make her rival pay.
the station, Abe confronts Hope over not getting an attorney. She refuses but
Abe wants to help. She begs him not to give her any special treatment. He just
wants her to get a fair trial but she screams and says that nothing can justify
what she did. Abe lectures her and accuses her of acting like she doesn't give a
damn. Lexi barges in and tells him to stop but Hope says he's right. Lexi sends
her husband out and hugs her friend, urging her to take care of herself for
Ciara's sake. When she's left alone, EJ makes his way in. Hope apologizes to him
and he taunts her. She says he can't make her feel any worse. "Let's see about
that," he says. He's not in a forgiving mood considering what she did to him. Bo
barges in and tells Elvis not to threaten his wife. EJ says she won't have a
'get out of jail free card' this time and leaves. Beauregard rants. Hope isn't
happy to have him involved in this case. Brady shows up and Hope agrees to talk
to him. Bo leaves them alone and Hope apologizes again. He commiserates with her
about being a pill popper and urges her not to be hopeless.
Lexi and Abe are at the beach. They chat as Ciara and Theo play. The adults
worry about the little girl and how much help she will need. Abe says that he
feels like their relationship is finally strong again and it's time for them to
expand their horizons.
the pier, Rafe overhears EJ tell his father on the phone that Sami has accepted
his proposal. "It's not going to happen pal," Rafe mumbles as he walks off. He
goes over to the gym and beats up a punching bag. As he pummels the bag, he
moans about finding the truth. At Casa DiMera, Sami informs Will that she's
accepted EJ's proposal. "Cool," he groans. She asks for his honest reaction but
he's sure she doesn't want that. He asks her not to pretend about why she is
really doing this and insists that they talk about Rafe. Will thinks she's lying
to herself about what she wants. She insists that she's doing this because EJ
has become totally honest. They take a walk to the pier and she
asks him to keep the engagement to himself. Will rushes off to the pub and Rafe
walks by, all sweaty from jogging. He congratulates her and then speeds away. He
goes back to the gym and has shower. Sami barges into the locker room and they
'discuss' her engagement. As he pulls on his pants, she gets in his face and
tries to force him to admit that he pushed her into EJ's arms. Rafe accuses her
of lying to herself. They start making out.
Bo pops over to Casa DiMera to tell Elvis that he will kill him if he tries to
retaliate against Hope. EJ smirks and mocks him. Grouchy Bo leaves. "I thought
my relationship was strange," EJ muses to himself.
August 12, 2010
arrives at the hospital and gets a call from Chloe. She needs to talk to him
about the baby. They arrange to meet and then he goes off to talk to Justin and
Daniel about Hope. When Philip runs off, Justin mutters and says there are no
words to describe what's going on.
joins her aunt at the Cheatin' Heart and declares that she is dropping her
concerns over Nate and Mel. Adrienne thinks that's super and asks her to have a
drink but Steph has to run off to Maggie's. Meanwhile, Nathan is at Maggie's and
they're chatting about Hope. She leaves to take a business call. Mel wanders in.
They discuss Hope and she gives him a hug. As they embrace, Steph arrives
outside and spots them through the window. She runs off. Maggie returns and
interrupts the friends in their hug fest. Mel quickly leaves and the redhead
asks Nate what's going on. He insists that he's with Steph and loves her. Maggie
thanks goodness for that. They leave and Daniel drops in to see his daughter.
All the while, Steph has run back to the Cheatin' Heart to moan to her aunt
about what she just witnessed. She worries that Mel and Philip are finished and
she's now turning to Nate for comfort.
goes to the beach and stares at the water. He thinks about Hope. Adrienne shows
up and they talk about how awful things are. She guesses this is breaking his
heart. He doesn't want to talk about it. Neither does she so she leaves. She
goes to the pub and Caroline chats with her about Bo and everything else.
Chloe is about to leave her place, Nicole shows up looking for advice. Chloe
looks for excuses but Nicole begins blathering about her problems and how she
blew things with the only man she ever loved. Nicole decides Chloe's obviously
not interested in listening and leaves. Chloe goes off and meets Philip on the
pier. She tells him about the crazy situation at St. Mary's and how she was
nearly caught. Philip promises to make sure the results are kept confidential.
As she gives him a hug, Steph strolls by. "Well well... together again?" she
snipes at them. Chloe flounces off and Steph interrogates Philip who then stomps
away. Stephanie guesses they must be keeping a secret.
Maggie and Nathan go to the pub. Caroline greets them and they discuss Hope
until Caroline gets snippy with Maggie. When she walks off, Nate asks what
that's all about. Maggie explains that Caroline thinks she's too friendly with
Victor. "Didn't he just get married?" Nate asks. Maggie makes faces. Across the
room, Mel startles Chloe when she finds her sitting alone. They talk about
Daniel and how worried he is about Carly. Mel babbles about the consult she went
to with Daniel and Chloe decides she has to leave. "You better start telling
people you're pregnant or they'll just think you're a bitch," Mel mumbles. She
goes home and finds Philip there. He spins her around. Meanwhile, Chloe drops by
the hospital to see Daniel. He wants to tell everyone about the baby but she
wants to tell her parents first.
Steph heads to the hospital and begins asking Daniel for information about a
claim she is making for him. When his info doesn't check out with something
Philip said, Steph heads over to Daniel's, finds the spare key and goes inside
to look for clues about what Philip and Chloe have been up to. She tries hacking
into Chloe's computer. Caroline suddenly calls and interrupts. Steph can hear
Chloe and Daniel outside the door and starts to panic.
and Rafe make out in the locker room. He pulls back and says this was a mistake.
He asks her to go. They make out some more instead. He reminds her that she is
engaged to EJ and then steps away and apologizes. She challenges him to stop her
from marrying Elvis. He won't. Sami wonders how he even knows about the
engagement and then runs off. He heads off to the Cheatin' Heart for a beer.
Nicole shows up and suggests that they drink together. They toast to the future
not sucking as much as the present.
Casa DiMera, EJ is playing with Syd and telling her he will spend the rest of
his life making up for what he did to her mother. Sami bustles in and accuses
him of lying to her and breaking the news to Rafe behind her back. He insists he
didn't and it doesn't matter because people will find out anyway. She claims she
needs to get used to being his fiancee before making it public. EJ knows she
still has feelings for Rafe and asks her if their engagement is off or on.
"We're on," she says.
August 13, 2010
She Drove You To Drink, Eh?
As Daniel and Chloe return to their place, Steph hides inside in the closet.
He's eager to tell her parents that she's carrying his child and they start
talking about names. He gets called away to do an appendectomy. Once he runs
off, Chloe calls Philip and asks to meet him. Steph's face contorts. Philip
rushes over and they begin discussing how weird Steph has been acting lately.
They worry about the baby's paternity and she says she'll have the results
tomorrow. As they ponder what the fallout of him being the father could be,
Steph cringes. They leave for a walk. Steph walks out of the closet and realizes
Mel will run back to Nate if Philip is the father. She calls St. Mary's and
tries to get some information. She heads over to the hospital. Meanwhile, Chloe
and Philip walk by the water. He tries to put a positive spin on things and says
that if he is the father, they can raise the baby together. She thanks him for
being her best friend.
Mel and her dad go to the pub for a bite after they've removed an appendix. He
becomes concerned when she complains about Steph and he wonders if this is
really about Nate. She talks about how swell her life is now and then explains
that she has a job interview at St. Mary's. She doesn't want people to think
that she got a job at the same hospital as him because of who her parents are.
He tells her she should do that if that's what she wants. After they hug, she
bustles off. He figures out that he loves his daughter and then goes off to buy
some jewelry. Meanwhile, Mel shows up at St. Mary's and is startled to find
the Cheatin' Heart, Nicole and Rafe drink. He claims he is there celebrating his
sister's freedom. They bicker about Brady and Ari's break-up and she admits that
she blew things with him just like he blew them with Sami. Tim calls him and
says they've put the recording together. Rafe turns back to Nicole and tells her
to do something for the right reasons for once. After he leaves, she takes out
the CD and wonders if she should play it for Brady. She realizes that it would
only make things worse. Meanwhile, Rafe heads to the station to get the CD from
Tim. When he plays it, most of it is indecipherable apart from EJ saying he was
out of his mind. He sits and ruminates, realizing there must be more CDs.
and shirtless Brady pours himself some booze at the mansion. Victor strolls in
and takes a jab at him. "She drove you to drink, eh?" he says. Victor tries to
figure out which woman drove him to it and isn't pleased to realize it was
Nicole. He says that Nicole is close to a mythical monster and she's impossible
to deal with. When he calls her a 'slut', Brady snaps at him. After he gets
dressed, Nicole shows up and asks him to go to the station with her so she can
turn herself in. She's willing to put herself in prison if that will help her
win him back. Nicole makes up a story about a corrupt developer who gave her
money to shut down a story she was doing. He decides to believe this and she
asks him to tell her he still loves her. "You drive me nuts," he says. "I love
you too," she tells him. They kiss.
paces around the mansion huffing and puffing and thinking about shirtless Rafe.
EJ strolls in wearing his pink shirt and she tells him she wants to set a date
for their wedding. He's shocked. He begins to stammer and then slips the ring on
her finger. He thinks they should get married today, or at least this week. She
says that's too soon and they need to set a date together. Sami wants to get
married at the church where they had Grace's funeral. He's reluctant but agrees.
As she says she wants a big wedding, Kate and Stefano walk in. When EJ informs
her that Sami will be her new daughter-in-law, Kate's lungs nearly leap out of
her throat. Stefano offers his condolences. Kate cringes. Stefano decides to get
some champagne so they can toast. After they all have a drink, EJ goes off to
book the church. Stefano suggests that Sami and Kate plan the wedding together.
Then he sneaks out to see his son, who tells him how happy he is. The couple
gets back together and discusses their wedding. They think they really have a
chance at happiness this time.
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