December 6, 2010
Until The Cows Come
the pier, Victor promises Kate that he won't let Viv hurt her. Stefano
approaches them and gets snide, demanding to know what's going on. She
claims they are just talking about family issues. He assumes she is keeping
something from him again. Victor insists that there is nothing going on
between them. Viv eavesdrops on the arguing and slips off. Stefano mopes
the pub, Gus is skeptical about Viv's plan for epic revenge. She orders him
to step up to the plate and help her. She goes over to Casa DiMera to see
Stefano and offers him all the answers he's looking for. Viv spills about
being locked in a sarcophagus and how the Kiriakis clan kept her in there,
even Kate. This doesn't bother him much but she insists that his wife has
made a fool of him by working with Victor behind his back. He doesn't see
why he should believe a troublemaker like her. She hints that there is more
but leaves as Kate arrives. He tells her that he applauded her part in Viv's
ordeal but she should have told him about it. She insists that he's the only
man she cares about. He thinks she has a strange way of showing that.
Stefano pours a drink and explains that Chad is his son after all. Since he
doesn't want to discuss it, she decides to give him time to cool down. "It's
a lot worse than you think. Much worse," he grumbles.
takes Maggie home and mollycoddles her. Maggie urges her to go Christmas
shopping. They get weepy and hug. Jenn agrees to go because she knows Philip
and Mel are on their way over. Once she's alone, Maggie sobs and talks to
Mickey's picture, hoping she will have the strength to put her ordeal behind
her. Brady shows up. He worries about her but she's more worried about the
fact that he left Viv to die. Brady justifies what he did and says he would
do it again. She thinks he sounds like Victor and lectures him. "You can
compliment me until the cows come home, but you're still a disappointment to
me," she says. He says that he's realized he's a lot like Victor and that's
not such a bad thing. After he storms off, Victor shows up and tells her
again that he loves her. She shuts the door in his face. Meanwhile, Brady
goes down to the pier and drinks when Viv approaches him. He yells at her to
is in Carly's hospital room telling her about Hope's latest mishaps in
prison. They realize something rotten must be going on in there. Meanwhile,
Jenn arrives at the hospital and runs into Ben and Maxine talking about a
dying patient who needs a heart transplant. Jenn goes in to see Carly and
tells her that she knows the whole Bo and Hope mess was not her fault.
the prison, the warden tells Lee about her chat with Bo. They're jumpy and
Lee is angry when the warden tells her that Hope thinks she has homicidal
tendencies. They bring in Charlene and inform her that they are going to
transfer her. She's furious and gets threatening. Down in solitary, Hope
isn't happy when Keisha tells her that Lee and the warden are super tight.
Hope realizes that the warden knows everything. As Keisha eats Hope's fish
sticks, the former cop knocks her out and runs out. She's easily caught and
brought to the warden's office. Charlene recognizes her as the cop who
arrested her and starts pounding on her. Charlene is dragged out. Lee wants
to take Hope to the infirmary but Hope doesn't like that idea. The warden
mocks her and accuses her of having paranoid delusions. She declares that
Hope has lost all rights and will be transferred to a high security prison
up north. Hope accuses her of trying to get rid of her. The warden gleefully
talks about what a paranoid Hope is. The ex-cop is dragged off to be
transferred with Charlene. Lee thinks this is a bad idea. Ben calls the
warden and tells her that he needs a heart quick. She tells him she can get
him one by tomorrow. After she hangs up, Lee starts to panic but the warden
assures her that Hope will be handcuffed when they send her off and Charlene
December 7, 2010
has a nightmare about running to a cop to report a Sydnapping only to find that
EJ is the cop. She wakes up and Rafe calms her down. She explains her dream and
he promises that they'll get the kids back. He takes her into the living room
and shows her the Christmas tree. They argue about it being crooked and then
start planning Christmas.
walks around the mansion thinking about EJ's ultimatum that she choose between
Brady and Syd. "Damn him!" she curses. Brady walks in and she gives him a big
hug. She worries that her happiness will go away. He assures her that he can
protect her from Vivian. Over at Maggie's, Philip asks Mel to come back to bed
and make a baby. She stutters but he thinks it's time. Before they can get
started, Brady show up and interrupts. Philip takes a call and Brady tells Mel
he was responsible for what happened to Viv. She assumes that Nicole blackmailed
him into going back to her. He tells her she's wrong about Nicole.
packs the kids up for Christmas shopping. Johnny wonders if they're shopping for
his mom. "No, we're going shopping for Nono," EJ says. They go by the pub and
Caroline tries to bring them in for hot chocolate. EJ turns her down. She gets
upset and doesn't know why she should be deprived of the children. Johnny's
confused. They go down to the pier. Nicole runs into them. They hang out and
discuss Christmas. He invites her to spend the holiday with them. She'd love to.
He reminds her that she has to dump Brady. "How much do you love Sydney?" he
challenges. Sami and Rafe stumble by. Johnny wants to see his mom but EJ refuses
to allow it.
the hospital, Steph calls her grandma. "I'm busy," Caroline snipes. Steph
complains about the paternity test but her grandma hangs up on her. Nate catches
the end of the conversation. Steph is bursting to explain. When she starts, he
gets beeped off to work so they agree to meet up later. She heads to the pub to
confront her grandma again but Caroline doesn't like her 'getting fresh' like
this. She claims that Bo and Roman would never let her skate out of jail if the
truth came out. Besides, it would ruin Chloe and Daniel's marriage. Steph hushes
her and then insists she has to do what she thinks is right. Caroline worries
about Sami and tells Steph the latest. She sobs and tells her family has to come
first. Nate wanders in. Steph sends him to the corner and tells her grandma that
she will keep things quiet. She joins Nate and tells him about all the drama in
her family. As she sobs, he tells her they're lucky they have her to hold them
together. "Marry me?" she whimpers.
wanders into Casa DiMera to apologize to Stefano and ask if they can work
through their problems. That's something he really wants but he lists her many
mistakes and betrayals. She gets weepy and insists none of it was done out of
disrespect. He believes it when she says she loves him, but he needs her to
regain her trust. He asks her to act as his proxy and hands her instructions.
She cringes as she reads them. He calls Daniel to congratulate him on his new
baby and thank him for saving his son's life. He's sending a gift over. Stefano
hands it to Kate and tells her to follow the instructions. "Never," she says,
accusing him of being vindictive. He reminds her that he saved her from prison
and points out that he was prepared to kill Daniel for her but the doctor ended
up saving his son. She cries but sucks it up.
heads over to Daniel's with the gift. Chloe's eyes boggle as Kate congratulates
them and tells them how great they are together. Daniel is shocked as Kate
apologizes for what she did to them and tells them how jealous she was of how
wonderful Chloe is. She walks out gagging. "Was that the strangest thing that's
ever happened in the entire history of the whole universe?" Chloe asks. Kate
returns to Casa DiMera and takes a drink. Her husband explains that they are
having a dinner guest and he needs her to deliver the invitation... to Vivian.
Stefano needs her to prove her loyalty. "You can shove your loyalty and respect
and go straight to hell!" she says, storming out.
I'm The Nice Guy.
arrives at the pub and is informed that she will not get service there or
anywhere else in town. She heads home and accuses Stefano of being crass by
canceling her credit cards. She reminds him that she has cards of her own
and claims she only used his cards because she like being a DiMera. He
follows her out to the garden and lectures her for getting EJ shot. Kate
says that she was hardly the only reason for that. She reminds him that he
knew what she was like before they got married and she refuses to change for
anyone. They admit that they've made each other happy, but she doesn't think
they can live together if he keeps punishing her. He refuses to compromise
for her so she accuses him of being addicted to revenge and decides it is
best for her to go. "I wish things could have gone differently," she says,
kissing him goodbye.
the mansion, Brady and Victor joke about Viv coming after them for revenge.
Victor assures him he will take care of Viv. He doesn't actually have a plan
though so he wants to set up a meeting to create one. Victor worries that
they won't be able to rely on Kate or Nicole. Brady assures him that they
can trust Nicole. His grandfather goes down to the pier and runs into Kate.
He can see that she's rattled and guesses she's been having marital
problems. She explains what happened with her husband. Victor starts
chuckling when she admits she left Stefano and then asks her to move in with
him for protection. They laugh about how Stefano would react to this and she
agrees to it.
and Gus meet in an alley and he gives her the info he's gathered. She's
giddy about all of the destruction she's going to cause. "They're all going
to have to learn what it's like when they treat me badly," she says. She
goes to see Stefano and finds him in the garden. He's in a foul mood and
tells her to go play her games somewhere else. After he storms off, she
calls Gus to gossip.
and Sami stumble on EJ, Nicole and the kids at the pier. Johnny runs away
from his father and hugs his mom's leg. EJ reminds Sami of the rules. Johnny
begs her to take him with her. She has to turn her son away. Elvis leaves
with him and Sami promises Allie that things will be okay. Nicole and EJ go
back to Casa DiMera. She worries but he says the kids will be fine. When
she's about to leave, he accuses her of going to see Brady and orders her to
say her final farewell to Syd. "What's wrong with you?" she asks, pointing
out how much he is hurting his children. He reminds her that if Sami is
going to be seeing Syd, she won't be. "I'm the nice guy," he says, telling
her to stop mewling. She wonders why he seems determined to make her suffer.
He brings up her lying about the baby and she accuses him of just wanting
everyone to be as miserable as he is. EJ thinks that's absurd because he's
the 'king of the world'. She accuses him of being nastier than his father.
He refuses to listen to this but she demands to know why he hates Brady so
much. Elvis repeats his Syd vs. Brady ultimatum. She chooses Syd and walks
out, returning to the mansion. Brady pours her a drink and she tells him
about EJ's ultimatum. He's furious but she says she has no choice. He tells
her that she's not going anywhere.
and Rafe go home and she vows that her crying days are over. This sounds
impossible but she doesn't think she has a choice. He warns her not to try
fixing things because she'll just make them worse. Rafe assures her that he
can take care of EJ. She makes him promise not to go off and pop the guy. He
claims that all will be well and leaves. She hears Allie scream and runs to
her. The little girl was having a bad dream. Sami says that she's safe
because she'll never leave her. Allie doubts that considering what just
happened with her brother. Sami assures her that won't happen again because
she has a plan. Over at Casa DiMera, Johnny asks his father why his mommy
hates him. "Um...oh... you're mummy doesn't matter anymore," EJ says.
December 9, 2010
Why Is He The Boss Of You?
paces around her cell when the warden shows up and announces it's time for
her to go. She's packing her up for transfer with Charlene. Hope laughs
bitterly, realizing this is a death sentence. Hope struggles with the guard,
telling her that she is being set up and begs her for help.
walks into the pub and lectures Bo for swearing at his phone. He worries
that no one is returning his calls about Hope. The governor calls and Bo
tells him his worries. The warden calls him a moment later and asks to see
him. He rushes off. Jennifer arrives and chats with Carly about Jack. She
shows her pictures of Jack in Australia with koala bears. Carly worries that
her friend will get in trouble if she tries to help Hope. Ben wanders in and
spots the ladies. As he walks to them, the warden calls and he thanks her
for the heart she sent him. She says that they have a problem that she has
to sort out and the next order will be delayed. He sits down with Jenn and
they discuss Christmas shopping. She offers to help him out with his.
the prison, Lee is shocked when the warden tells her that she is calling off
the transfer because the governor called and warned them that nothing can
happen to Hope. Soon, Lee leaves and Bo arrives. She informs him that his
wife has been causing problems, attacking other prisoners. He's sure she's
trying to pull something and refuses to believe Hope would act out without
the wonky medication. The warden makes her case and he demands to see his
wife. She refuses but lets him see the psych report. Meanwhile, Lee informs
Hope that the transfer has been called off. Hope flatly asks her why she's
been killing the inmates. Lee claims she's innocent but adds that, "There
are a few prisoners who are worth more dead than alive." The warden arrives
and sends Lee away. "You're going to do exactly what I say," she orders
the mansion, Brady tells Nicole that they are not going to break up just
because EJ says so. He's amazed she doesn't have a plan to get out of this.
"I fell in love with a baby girl," she explains. He thinks that she's going
to end up with nothing and doesn't want to put up with EJ and his smug
smirks. Brady has a plan: he thinks they should have an ugly public break-up
so everyone thinks they are finished. Then they can meet up in cars and
seedy motels. "That sounds sexy," she says, but she can't do it. She doubts
EJ would believe it. He points out that she convinced EJ she was pregnant
for months and then starts kissing her and tells her all of that will be
gone if she doesn't go along with his plan. He whips off her top so they can
have break-up sex on the couch.
Casa DiMera, EJ shows Johnny a bike he got him for Christmas. Johnny runs
away. Stefano wanders in and wonders what's up before turning the topic to
business. The head down to the pier to receive a shipment. As they wait,
Stefano explains that Kate is moving out. He talks about how Kate got under
his skin and he fell for her. Marco calls and says there will be a delay. EJ
worries about his kids but his father insists that when children are small,
they have small problems. Elvis doesn't care for that advice and decides to
At the Safe loft, the family finish dinner and Allie wonders if her mom is
going to give her back to her daddy. Sami sends her off with Rafe and then
cries to Will. She asks him if he still has his key to Stefano's. He claims
he doesn't. Rafe returns and wonders what's going on. Will thinks his mom
needs to chill. Rafe gets a call from his spy and rushes off to see what EJ
and Stefano are getting at the pier. As soon as he's gone, Sami gets ready
to leave. Will tries to talk her out of it but she's determined to tell
Johnny that she loves him. He goes to get the key. She heads straight to
Casa DiMera and sneaks into Johnny's room. He wakes up but she hears someone
coming so she hides. It's just Mary. She tucks the kid in and leaves. Sami
sneaks back in and her son asks her why she hates him.
tells him not to think that and says his father just loves him so much that
he doesn't want to share him. "Why is he the boss of you?" he asks. She
can't explain but makes him promise to keep her visit a secret. Sami teaches
him a sign to say she loves him. She rushes downstairs and out the back
Back at the loft, Gabi arrives to see Will. They talk about how much they
miss their siblings. She talks about how much her sister loved Christmas.
"There won't be any tamales this year," she sobs. They hold hands and talk
about courtly love. They kiss.
December 10, 2010
You Are A Complete Idiot.
the prison, the warden orders Hope to write a letter telling Bo that she's
had a relapse but is seeking treatment. When Hope refuses, the warden warns
her that she'll have to find another way to shut her up. Hope doesn't think
a letter will work but Jane says this is her only chance. The ex-cop is sure
that Bo and the family will come to save her and warns the warden about how
bad the fallout will be for her. Jane repeats her demands and then dictates
the letter. She wishes Hope had just left things alone and leaves with the
the pub, Bo tells Carly that he doesn't believe Hope could be acting violent
again. Meanwhile, Daniel and Chloe are at home hanging out with the baby.
She says that all of her dreams have come true and they kiss. Bo and Carly
show up. Bo says the doctor and Chloe are lucky about how things worked out.
The diva gets jumpy. Bo talks about what a miracle the baby is. The men get
beers and the women worry. Chloe thanks her friend again for keeping her
secret. Bo gets a call that Hope has sent him a letter so he leaves to get
it at his office. When he gets there, he reads it and notices that something
is up. "What the hell?" he mutters. Back at Chloe's, Carly admits to the
diva that she's been feeling tension from Bo because of everything that's
happening with Hope. Meanwhile, Caroline goes to the church to confess. She
didn't mean to hurt anyone; she just wanted the baby to have good parents.
She's willing to take the secret to her grave, whatever the punishment.
Sami sneaks into the DiMera garden, Rafe grabs her. She bites him. "I hope
you had your shots," he yelps. They hide the bushes as EJ comes out. Kate
pops up and they begin taunting each other. He says there is a snake out
there. Rafe and Sami cringe. He picks up the huge stuffed snake in the
bushes and says Syd won't sleep without it. They go inside and Rafe and Sami
hurry off. Inside, EJ asks Kate if she's found a a half-way house for over
the road hookers. She's amazed that Sami could be incompetent enough to mess
up shooting someone drunk at close range. Elvis declares that he has won.
"You are a complete idiot," she tells him. When she lectures him, he shoots
back about what she's done to Sami in the past. They bicker and she warns
him that she went through what Sami did and it didn't turn out well for
Curtis. EJ tells her she is a horrible person and didn't deserve to be a
mother. She's sure his kids will hate him when they find out what he's done.
Harold comes in and announces that Johnny has been calling for his mother.
When EJ gets upstairs, his son tells him to bring his mother back in. Elvis
says Sami's not interested in them anymore. Johnny wants his mommy. "I hate
you," he tells Papa Elvis. EJ
goes back downstairs and Kate asks him what lie he just told his kid. He
mumbles to himself that he needs to have another chat with Samantha.
the pier, Rafe lectures Sami and he says that if she doesn't listen to him,
she'll never get her kids back. They sit down and talk about how surprised
they are by how far EJ has gone this time. She worries that she'll go crazy
without her kids. Back at the loft, Gabi and Will kiss. She thinks she
should go. He tells her to stay. They have an awkward moment and kiss again
and again. Rafe and Sami show up and ruin the mood. Gabi's embarrassed and
runs. Will goes off and Sami and Rafe continue to worrying about Johnny.
They go to bed and he assures her that Johnny knows she will never leave
him. Meanwhile, Will and Gabi start exchanging corny texts.
At the mansion, Victor fumes about Viv sending him the bill for the
sarcophagus. Philip strolls in and they discuss what she must be up to.
Philip heads to the pub and one of the women who works for him at Titan buys
him a drink. He tells her he's a married man. "Married men are a specialty
of mine," Sabrina the office floozy says. He's very married and wants to
keep it like that. When she tries to suck on his face, he leaps away as
Daniel comes in. The doctor looks like his dog just died. Victor strolls in
and tells her that Sabrina is a real man eater.