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February 1, 2010
Damn You Brady!
home, Bo is video chatting with Ciara when someone comes to the door. It's
Carly. She gives him a peck and comes in to gush about her quality time with
Mel. She's sure that the young woman is ready to hear her secret. Bo says
it's too dangerous. Carly's going to find it hard to keep her mouth shut.
She talks about how much she has in common with her daughter and jokes about
Viv. They make out. Bo has left the video screen on so Ciara is watching.
After she closes the laptop, Caroline comes in and ushers her out the door.
They arrive at Bo's as Carly is about to walk out the door. Caroline stares
her down. Carly escapes as Ciara runs in. She hops up to her room to draw.
Caroline gives her son the evil eye. "Do you ever think about anyone except
yourself?" she asks. They argue about what's best for his daughter. He
blames everything on Hope and says that she's impossible to talk to.
Caroline understands, but she still doubts having Carly around is good for
the mansion, Hope listens in as Viv calls Mel for a date at the day spa.
When Vivian gets off the phone, Hope begins quizzing her. Viv claims she is
'just wrapped up in the joy of Melanie's life'. Hope is sure there is more
to it and suggests she's trying to secure a position in the family. Viv
doesn't understand the antagonism from a fellow victim of Carly. She
flounces off for a hair appointment, but goes to the Java Cafe instead.
nearly gags when Melanie shows up at the hospital. Mel explains she is there
to get her finger x-rayed. Maxine spots Nate and appoints him to the task.
When he tries to touch her finger, she makes him back off. He says they
obviously can't have a doctor-patient relationship anymore and walks away.
Carly stands a few feet away watching. She comes over and checks out her
finger and then begins asking her about her wedding vows and talking about
what a 'person of substance' she is. When she comments on how intense things
looked between her and Nathan, Mel says he still has feelings for her. Carly
thinks there is more to it and tells her to stop trying to be an adult and
enjoy being a kid. "Are you saying I should leave Philip and give Nathan
another chance?" Mel asks. Carly suggests she slow down and think. Mel
wonders why she stopped hating her all of a sudden and then invites her to
goes to see his father to thank him for the trip to the Olympics. The DA is
muttering to himself about a trial. He tells his son to have fun and he's
glad Mia is out of his life for good. Meanwhile, at Java, Kenzie is gushing
about Chad and their upcoming trip to Vancouver. She begins teasing Gabi
about how Chad wants to warm her up between bouts of luging. Mia eavesdrops
and grimaces. When Chad arrives, Kenzie is talking about how excited she is
at the prospect of seeing some curling. Chad asks Gabi what she's bringing.
Mia gets uncomfortable, declares she needs to see Maggie and leaves. She
heads over to the DA's office. He's not happy to see her. He's even more
unhappy when she tells him that Chad invited her to Vancouver with him.
runs into Steph at the pub. She's hopped up on coffee and tells him she's in
love with someone who doesn't love her back. "He's an idiot," he says,
telling her the guy must not be good enough for her. She explains that it's
Nate and he claims he's over the other woman but is probably lying to
himself. He advises her to ask him straight out. Justin walks off to take a
call. After that, he spots Hope coming in and confronts her for calling
Adrienne and asking her to give him another chance. She ignores this and
drags him off. They go to the mansion to look for Vivian's box. As Hope
busies herself upstairs, Justin keep a lookout. Vivian shows up. He runs
interference as Hope sneaks around. When Hope comes in, Viv walks off. "I
think we have a bit of a problem," Hope whispers to Justin. They sit down
and try to open Viv's box. As soon as they do, she finds a note. "Damn you
Brady!" she grumbles. Meanwhile, Viv meets with Gus at the pub and tells him
that she will be rubbing Mel out on her wedding day.
goes to see Maggie and check in on her. They talk about Mia and he explains
that she has changed into a different person since Grace died. Later, he
meets with Mia at Java and asks her why she never showed up at Maggie's. Mia
claims she decided Maggie didn't need to deal with her problems. She watches
as Chad gets a call from his father. He suddenly tells his friends that his
father is now refusing to let them use the condo in Vancouver. Mia smiles as
Kenzie flips out.
the park, Nate is warming up Stephanie toes. He explains that he's getting a
few days off and wants to go skiing in Alpine Valley. Nate wants her to
accompany him. When he explains he wants to go on Valentine's Day, she says
no. She has to help with the wedding that day.
February 2, 2010
That's What I Do.
the chalet, Elvis is blowing kisses and rubbing Syd's head. Anna remarks on
how happy he seems to be now that he's destroyed Sami's life. "She gets what
she deserves," he says. He insists that what he is doing is 'just cruel
enough'. She accuses him of sounding like his father. Elvis pours some tea
and reminds her that she works for him and has no choice in any of this.
Anna worries that Syd is going to end up paying for this mess. He tells her
not to presume that Syd will ever know her mother at all. Anna frowns. Syd
plays with a bear. EJ blows her a kiss and then lectures Anna about her
attitude. Syd picks her nose as Elvis claims that he is only doing what's
best for his daughter. After he leaves, she tells Syd that her dad is
proving to be a real DiMera.
the hospital, Carly frets after Mel invites her to the wedding. Melanie
wants to make up for being rotten to her. As they hug, Bo watches from
across the room. Mel tells Carly that she should probably hang out with her
while she has the chance. After she putters away, Bo walks over and lectures
her for her public display with her secret daughter. She tells him about the
wedding invitation. Bo complains that he's running out of options to keep
her safe and orders her to move back in with him. He wants them to take a
chance together and hopes that everyone else can just move on with their
lives. She can't turn that down.
and Steph are at the Java Cafe reading all about Alpine Valley. He just
wants to spend his time serving her hot totties. When he tries to book on
Valentine's Day, she bites his head off and reminds him that she can't go
then. He gets paged by the hospital and asks her to sort it out. Ari arrives
as he bustles off. She informs Steph that she might not be able to make it
to the wedding. Outside, Mel bumps into Nate. He's cold with her and walks
off. When Mel walks in, she finds Ari explaining that she might be in jail
on the wedding day. Mel says that Steph can fill in for her if she has to.
Ari gets a call and runs. They bicker about the wedding. Steph thinks that
her joining the wedding party would be awkward. Mel accuses her of being
hung up on Philip. Mel begs her to be in her wedding party. Steph finally
gives in. When she notices Steph is planning a vacation, she starts to
probe. Meanwhile, Roman informs Ari that she isn't going to prison after all
and she is actually getting a commendation. She thanks and hugs him. Before
she leaves, she tells him that Anna is back in town. He's startled. She
explains how she knows. This bewilders Roman even more so he decides to call
the woman himself. When she answers, she claims she's in Spain. He confronts
her about actually being in Salem.
impresses Gus at the pub when she tells him she'll be offing Mel on her
wedding day. "Gives 'till death do us part' a real punch," she says. Viv
wonders how she will get Carly there to see the carnage. He points out that
the bride's demise will be on the wedding video so she can watch it over and
over. She doubts she'll do that; she actually likes Mel. Victor comes in and
asks what they're doing. Gus compliments his tie and walks off. Victor sits
down and asks Viv if she's hatching another stupid plot. "That's what I do,"
she says. He reminds her that she can't kill Mel. She gabs about their
shared values and she promises to get him his happy family back. After he
departs, Gus calls and says he picked up the stuff she asked for. He meets
her at the pub. She goes through his shopping bag and he tells her that he
took care of his other task without being noticed.
Back at the hospital, Nate begins hyperventilating when
he mucks up a surgery, Carly pushes him out of the way and starts sewing the
body up. After the surgery, Carly asks the intern what's up. He wasn't
concentrating. She assumes he was thinking about Mel. He refuses to discuss
his personal life and walks out. She stalks after him and continues to pry.
Meanwhile, Bo goes home. After he sends off the babysitter and puts some of
Carly's luggage in the living room, he goes outside to take a call. When he
returns, he finds that Carly's stuff has been opened and thrown all over the
the mansion, Justin and Hope break into Vivian's box of mystery and she
pulls out some papers. "Damn you Brady!" she grumbles before explaining that
her marriage to Bo is now officially over. She reads him the threatening
letter from Lawrence and then shows him the proof that Carly had a baby.
Hope assumes that Bo is the daddy. He's skeptical but she thinks this is the
same thing as what happened with Billie. She calms down and realizes that it
can't be Bo's child after all. She wishes that Bo had just been honest with
her. He reminds her that she moved out. She starts feeling bad for Carly and
then returns the papers and the box to Viv's room. As she hugs Justin for
being such a great friend, Victor watches them. Once Hope leaves, Victor
comes out and orders him again to stay away from her. Justin says that Bo
'nailing' Carly is a bigger problem than he is. "Bo and Hope are history and
there is nothing you can do about it," Justin insists. Victor barks at him.
Justin tells him to go to Hell. Meanwhile, Hope bumps into Viv on the pier.
Vivian drops her bag.
February 3, 2010
Running With Scissors.
bumps into Vivian in the park and knocks over her box. Viv is jumpy. Hope is
suspicious. They begin discussing the wedding and Mel's absent mother. Viv
fobs her off and hops away leaving Hope wondering what she is really up to.
Viv walks off and meets with a contact. She hands over her box and he offers
to have it ready later today. He returns a few minutes later with the
elaborately wrapped box and warns her that it is 'exceedingly lethal'.
the hospital, Carly continues questioning Nate. He tells her he'll get over
Mel and asks her why she cares so much. She keeps probing. He points out
that he never asks about her personal life. Daniel arrives to break things
up. Nathan escapes and Carly apologizes to Daniel for just crossing the line
with the intern. She gabs about Philip being a lady's man and tells him that
Nate needs to resolve his feelings for Mel.
is shocked when he walks into his home and finds Carly's stuff thrown all
over the room. He runs off shouting for Ciara. She runs out of the kitchen
with scissors and tells him she didn't trash the clothes. He informs her
that Carly is moving back in. "Again?" she groans. He offers to do anything
he can to make things better. "Can you tell Carly to leave?" she asks. He
thinks she should give her a chance. Ciara hates her. Her vocabulary shocks
him so he asks her if she trashed Carly's clothes. Ciara decides this isn't
worth discussing and goes upstairs. Hope shows up and sees the mess. Bo
explains and lets her know that Carly is moving back in. Hope says their
daughter has been traumatized by everything. Bo claims he always puts their
daughter first. "You invited a murderer back into our house!" she shouts at
him. He asks her not to use Ciara as leverage. She can't let her daughter
spend time in the house anymore. "I'm not sure that you should see your
daughter anymore," she says. Carly stands in the doorway listening in shock.
At the Java Cafe, Rafe informs Brady that Ari isn't
going to prison after all. Brady thinks that's awesome, but Rafe worries
that his sister might be safer in prison since Mr. Big will be wanting
revenge. Meanwhile, EJ walks Ari into the pub. He tells her not to worry
about Mr. Big coming after her. He suggests that they do some drinking so
she whips out the beer and limes. As they suck them down, Brady and Rafe
arrive. They give her a hug and EJ decides to leave. Ari gives her brother a
pep talk and tells him not to give up on finding the baby. After Rafe
leaves, Brady smooches Ari and then takes her upstairs to get her mind off
the mansion, Kate is showing Stefano her new dress. Suddenly, some guy shows
up and serves him an eviction notice. Stefano starts to laugh, waves it off
and changes the topic to her son's wedding. She moans about Vivian. He tells
her not to be intimidated by 'an opportunistic nutjob' like Viv. She's
inspired and runs off. EJ returns home and his father informs him that he is
finished with tolerating his 'unending tantrum'. He understands necessarily
punishing someone, but Elvis is getting a perverse joy out of it.
meets Mel at the Java Cafe and she gabs about miniature hamburgers and fries
for their wedding. They go over seating arrangements. As they begin sucking
face, Kate strolls in and offers to help with the wedding. Mel runs off to
the florist. Philip asks his mother to share the spotlight with Vivian. Kate
explodes. He just wants everyone to be happy on his happy day. She agrees to
come anyway. As soon as he leaves, she mutters, "I would not have to get
along with you Vivian if you weren't here." Meanwhile, Mel meets with Viv at
the mansion to see her new dress. "You're my guardian angel," Mel says. Viv
pulls out her gift. "Let's open it and get it over with," Viv suggests.
is on the phone with Anna, asking her why she is lying to him. Syd starts
laughing at her. Anna claims she is just in town on business and he digs for
more. All of her 'weird vibes' are making him suspicious. She explains that
he's going to hate her when she tells him the truth. Anna's vague and says
it involves Sami. He prods her to go and visit his daughter. She gets off
the phone and tells Syd she is going to see her mom, the one who has too
many extra kids. Anna goes into town. When she gets to Sami's, there's no
answer so she writes a note. As soon as she slips it under the door, Rafe
February 4, 2010
This Is All So Wrong.
walks in on Bo and Hope arguing at the home they used to share. Hope has
just threatened to take Ciara away. "Why would you do that?" Carly bellows.
The women bicker and Carly throws around clichés until Hope gags. She claims
she's done everything she can to protect her daughter, but now she has no
choice but to take her away and file for sole custody. She accuses Bo of
further traumatizing Ciara by bringing a murderer into her life. Bo chews on
his lip. Before Hope can run, he tells her that his concern has always been
with his daughter and they need to figure out what's wrong with her. He
hints that she's been badmouthing him and Carly to the little girl. Hope
protests that she's innocent. Ciara runs in and begs them to stop fighting.
Bo tells her that he loves her. Hope bundles her up and leads her out. Bo
blows up. Carly decides to move out but he refuses to lose her as well. She
and Ciara go over to the Java Cafe. Hope tells her that trashing property is
bad and they should talk if she's angry. Justin wanders in and gives Ciara a
hug. He sends her off to get some hot chocolate and asks Hope what happened.
She explains everything that just happened. Ciara comes back and Hope leaves
Justin with her. He wipes whipped cream on her nose. "This is all so wrong,"
Hope says, watching.
shows up at Maggie's exclaiming that she needs to warn Melanie about Vivian.
She rants. Maggie concedes that Viv has some problems. Kate thinks she's
dangerous and nothing good can come of this. Maggie tips her off that Mel is
with Viv as they speak. Kate runs off. Maggie groans.
the mansion, Vivian gives Mel a gift for the wedding. "Let's just open it
and get it over with," Viv groans. Mel strokes the box. Viv suggests that
she turn around and close her eyes. She fantasizes about sticking the
poisoned hair comb in Mel's head as Carly runs in and screeches. Suddenly,
she changes her mind and decides they should wait until the wedding day. Mel
pouts. "Boo," she says before asking for a hint of what's in the box. "It's
something you'll absolutely die for," Viv says. They discuss flowers. Mel's
impatient. Viv tells her that good things come to those who wait. As she
plays with Mel's hair, Kate arrives. When Viv mentions 'sacrifices for love'
Kate walks into the conversation and begins sniping. Mel heads for the door.
Viv makes her leave the box behind. Once Mel has slinked away, Kate accuses
Viv of using Mel to get back at her. Vivian answers her phone and wanders
off, leaving Kate to steal Viv's gift for Mel. "You will not steal my son,"
Kate says, walking off. When Viv returns, Gus is waiting. She notices that
the gift is gone and gasps, "Kate!" Meanwhile, Kate wanders around with the
gift and prepares to drop it in the harbor. Before she can, she gets curious
and begins unwrapping it.
returns to Maggie's and complains about her many 'mothers'. She sobs and
asks Maggie if she will be the mother of the bride. "I would be so honored,"
Maggie says. They hug. Mel starts crying and admits that she can't wait
until the wedding is over so she can get on with her life.
drops Johnny off at Casa DiMera. EJ tells him that he has some new video
games for him. They send the little boy up to his room. Sami finds a
brochure for a pirate adventure tour. Elvis informs her that he is taking
their son because he needs a distraction from the hell his life has become.
Sami doesn't understand. They bicker about Syd. He suggests they go away as
a family. Johnny returns. Sami says goodbye and throws the child into his
father's arms. After she leaves, EJ tells his son about pirates. Johnny
claps. Elvis flies him around the room. "It's going to be good. Just you, me
and your sister," he says.
relieved when she goes to Sami's and no one is home. She scribbles a note
and slips it under the door. Before she can escape, Rafe magically appears
and begins interrogating her. He explains that he's Rafe Hernandez. Anna
gulps. He shoves her into Sami's room and asks her about the note. Anna
tries to think something up but that doesn't work. "It wasn't my idea," she
says. Rafe needs an explanation. As he shouts at her, Sami rushes in and
makes the introductions. Anna says that she just stopped by to give her her
best wishes. She's eager to go but Sami tells her that she has to stay for a
visit and refuses to let her leave. Anna's petrified. Rafe sneaks off to
finish packing his junk. Sami complains to Anna about the 'sick maniac' who
is keeping her away from her little girl. Anna inches to the door. Sami
stops her and asks all about how Syd was when she was little and living in
the mansion. Anna insists that no one would hurt Syd and tells her to stay
strong. When Rafe comes back, Anna manages to leave. Rafe points out how
jumpy Anna was. Sami shrugs. He tells her again that they are getting closer
to getting Sydney back every day. She shuts the door on him as he walks out
with his boxes. Anna heads back to the chalet and tells Syd how much her
mother misses her. Meanwhile, Rafe heads over to EJ's. When he drops Anna's
name, EJ's eyebrows nearly leap off his face.
February 5, 2010
Deadly Little Gift Box.
shows up at Sami's townhouse. She babbles about Anna and how strangely she
was acting. They put it down to Anna feeling bad for her. Sami remembers
growing up with Carrie and everyone else. She worries that her kids won't
have the same kind of childhood. He tells her not to start feeling defeated.
She says it was easier to be hopeful when she was with Rafe. He suggests she
turn back to him but she claims she needs him to stay away for her own
sanity. After Brady leaves, she thinks of how Rafe once brought her daughter
back to her and then lurches out the door.
home, Elvis pours himself a drink and thinks of his children. Rafe arrives
and immediately begins asking him about Anna. EJ starts blinking. He gulps
as Rafe explains that he just spoke to her. Elvis starts shaking nervously.
He stutters and pours another drink as Rafe probes about Anna and suggests
that she may know more than she seems to. Elvis tries to kill that idea,
which only makes Rafe more suspicious. EJ becomes very insistent that Anna
couldn't have had anything to do with the kidnapping and then changes the
subject to Sami. He begins taunting the FBI man until Sami walks in. EJ
orders them to leave. When they get back to her place, she tells him that
questioning Anna is a dead end. He tells her that he is not clutching at
straws... but he does want her back. He will always love her. She loves him
too. They make out.
the mansion, Viv flips out after realizing that Kate has stolen her poisoned
gift for Mel. Meanwhile, Mel startles Kate when she runs into her on the
pier. She recognizes the box as the one Viv was going to give her. Kate
claims that she and Vivian have made peace and wanted to give the gift
together. She suggests that Mel open it to see what's inside. As Mel begins,
Viv runs over to them shouting at her to stop and rips it out of her hands,
saying that Kate stole it from her. Viv and Kate argue and Mel runs away.
The women keep arguing. Viv taunts Kate and tells her she's been
marginalized from her family. "The collateral damage is quite satisfying,"
Viv gloats. Kate is baffled and warns her that she will figure out what's
going on. She storms off as Gus arrives. They bustle away. She takes her
deadly little gift box home.
finds Daniel at the hospital and asks him if she can work the shift
happening when Mel is supposed to get married. She needs an excuse to stay
away from the ceremony. He wonders why she is so obsessed with Melanie. She
asks him to drop this. Chloe comes in. Daniel runs away. Carly advises Chloe
to tell Daniel how much pain she's in over not being able to conceive. Chloe
thanks her for caring and then abruptly walks away. Mel arrives later and
Carly informs her that she has to work and can't attend her wedding. She
places a bracelet on her to compensate. "Looks like a family heirloom. It
should stay in the family," Mel says. Carly insists it's not so Mel agrees
to take it. After Mel leaves, Kate walks in and overhears Carly talking to
Bo on the phone, saying that they have to keep the truth from Viv. Kate
approaches her and says that they need to help each other. She asks her what
connects her to Vivian and Mel.
props up at the bar in the pub and drinks. He gets a message from Steph
saying she's on her way. He drinks a pint. When Steph shows up, he's
slightly drunk. He complains about Mel so she suggests they talk about their
ski trip. She has to walk off to take a call. There's a problem at the
jewelry store. Nate offers to go with her. Steph can see that he can barely
stand so she asks him to stay there and wait. He drinks some more and then
pours the last of his beer on the newspaper article about Mel and Philip's
wedding. He stumbles outside and sits down. Mel walks by. He throws snow and
sings the wedding march before telling her that he wishes she wasn't
meets with Father Matt at the Java Cafe and tells him about everything she
has been through. She has faith that there is still one more miracle for
her. The priest tells her that's not the way things work. Sometimes God's
plan doesn't coincide with what you want. He gets a call and has to head to
the hospital. After he leaves, she tells herself that she can't accept what
he told her. She's sure that God wants her to have a kid. She spots Steph
and corners her. As they talk, Chloe realizes that it's nearly Philip's
wedding day and she hasn't even talked to him. Suddenly, she wonders if she
is pregnant. Meanwhile, Brady and Daniel jog around town. They stop by the
pier to talk about their love lives and stretch. Daniel goes silent when
Brady brings up Chloe wanting kids. The doctor says that he would like kids
but, "Timing is everything."
the chalet, Anna tells Syd how hard this all is after actually seeing Sami
suffer. Syd plays with her kangaroo. Anna can't do this anymore. "I have to
make it right," she declares, making a call to Carrie. After that, she
babbles to Syd that her dad is going to throw a fit when he finds out what
happened. Elvis calls and berates her. "You are going to be very, very
sorry," he threatens. He soon shows up in person and tells her that they've
been compromised so she has to leave immediately. She asks him about the
money he owes her. He won't pay her for failing and decides to call his
bodyguard. Anna won't be tossed out like garbage and tells him this isn't
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