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January 4, 2010
The Toughest Chick I Know.
anxiously waits for Phillip at Maggie's. She gets a call telling her that
Nate and Philip have been arrested. She fills Steph in with an awkward
laugh. Meanwhile, Philip and Nathan are locked up in the cells. They bicker
about Mel and what she really cares about. Nathan accuses him of being too
defensive with his answers. Philip throws Nate's relationship with Stephanie
in his face, reminding him that he is dating her while pining for Mel. Nate
infuriates Philip when he suggests that he is going to do to Mel what he
already did to Steph. Mel and Steph walk in before they can come to blows.
As Steph leaves to look into bail, the guard comes in and tells Philip he
has been released. He's escorted off to do some paperwork. Nathan is left
along with Mel and tells her that she can't marry Philip. He says she's
being impulsive and this doesn't make any sense. She claims she has to do
this and reminds him that he broke up with her. "I don't have feelings for
you anymore!" she cries. Outside, Philip tells Steph that 'doctor golden
boy' is trying to hijack his fiancée. He thinks that Nathan is using her as
a cover when he really wants Mel. That suggestion doesn't do much for her
ego. After he leaves, the guard hands her the bail papers. She tears them up
and says that Maggie can bail him out. Down in the cells, Philip arrives as
she yells at Nathan that she does love Philip.
and Justin are searching Vivian's room. They hear Viv and Victor returning.
Thinking fast, they create a diversion by making out. Victor is shocked to
walk in on this sight and tells them both to get out of his house. Hope
tries making an excuse and claims they were just feeling sorry for
themselves. Justin says it was impulsive and wrong. Vivian is still grossed
out that they were acting like teenagers in her room. Victor doesn't buy
their excuses and asks for some time alone with Hope. "You're not the woman
that I knew," he says. He doesn't know what could make her behave this way.
"Carly," she says, explaining that she caught her rival with Bo. "If I
didn't think my marriage was over before, it is now," she says. He still
thinks she's been egregiously irresponsible and he won't let her off the
hook for it. She tells him his anger is only fueling the breakdown of her
marriage and she needs him to stay out of it. He can't do that so she
decides she's taking her daughter and leaving. Victor backs down.
Downstairs, Vivian confronts Justin about his 'dalliance'. He says Victor
will get over it. She thinks this will upset him too much. "Bo has moved on,
Vivian, with Carly Manning," he tips her off. She gags and then asks for
details. He averts saying much and leaves. Hope calls and he tells her she
should stay put so she can find Carly's secret. She tells him that what
happened between them was wrong. He claims it was only a strategy.
goes to see Nicole in her cell. The guards have told him that she hasn't
been eating or sleeping. She's not in the mood for another of his pep talks
either. He advises her to get herself together for her hearing. She doesn't
have much to live for. Brady begs her to fight for her life anyway. She
remembers when he came back to town; she knew then that he was the love of
her life and she wishes she had acted on her gut. He felt the same way and
continues begging her not to give up. "You are the toughest chick that I
know and you are not going to give up," he says. She agrees to go to court
and do what she has to. With tears in her eyes, she thanks him. After he
leaves, she calls her lawyer and tells him that she wants to plead guilty.
the pier, Bo tells Carly that her secret is still safe. She thanks him and
gives him a hug. She pulls back and he tells her about what a downer
Christmas has been, especially since Justin is making the moves on his wife.
She's not surprised because she already suspected that he had feelings for
Hope. She wonders if it would change anything if there was something between
Hope and Justin. He says it would change everything. He puts a flashing New
Year's ornament on her head and she heads back to work. As he wanders
around, Viv tracks him down to talk about 'a little succubus names Carly
Manning'. She implies that his liplock with the doctor has thrown Hope into
the waiting arms of his cousin. He tells her to just spit out what she means
so she details Hope and Justin's passionate kissing. He turns pale and grits
his teeth. Meanwhile, Justin runs into Carly. He tells her that Victor
kicked him out. She probes for details.
January 5, 2010
Alone At Last.
the mansion, Justin is preparing to move out. Hope tells him how sorry she
is for this. Bo arrives and asks who is moving. "That would be me," Justin
tells him as he leaves with some boxes. Hope explains that Victor kicked him
out. She guesses he's heard about her tongue play with Justin and insists
that it's not what he's thinking. He interrogates her. She doesn't know how
she feels about anything anymore. She's been one half of 'Bo and Hope' her
whole life and now she doesn't know how to just be Hope. He says he would
have done anything for her but she walked out. When she tells him she needed
him to trust her instincts, he says he couldn't do that. She's realized that
no matter how long they've been together, part of him has always belonged to
Carly. Hope calls for Ciara and then warns Bo that she will 'act' if Carly's
secret ends up coming out and harming her daughter. After Bo leaves with his
daughter, Justin returns and asks her to call him if she needs help. He
hopes someday she may want to kiss him without it being part of a cover-up.
Meanwhile, Bo has gone to see Maggie. They sit down and she explains that
she and Mickey are going to go on a cruise and make sure they spend a lot
more time together. She asks him what he is going to do to fix his marriage.
He doesn't know what to do so she suggests he try to rebuild things slowly.
Sami's, Rafe covers up his naked chest so he can answer the door. It's
Brady. He's looking for Sami. They notice she left a note saying she went
out. Brady tells him that he visited Nicole and tried convincing her not to
give up. Rafe rants at him and then warns him that he will come after him if
his sister gets hurt. After Brady leaves, Tim, the FBI guy, shows up.
meets with some goon on the pier and hands him a picture of his target -
Ari. The goon thinks she's cute and wants to play with her before he slashes
her but Troy orders him to keep it clean. Meanwhile, Gabi wakes up and meets
her sister in the pub. Before they can start inventory, Chad calls Gabi and
asks her to meet up. She flutters away as Ari grimaces. Brady shows up and
worries about the fact that she is all alone at the pub. She tells him to
relax. As he tells her about visiting Nicole, the goon arrives and glares in
the window. Gabi returns and goes upstairs. Brady departs, advising her to
lock the door. The goon returns. "Alone at last," he groans. He groans again
when Gabi shows up. The sisters talk about the disappointing holidays and
Ari remembers being in prison last year. They begin talking about Chad but
the Sex ED conversation is interrupted when Troy calls. Ari says she has to
work and sends her sister off. Gabi runs into Brady at Java. He panics when
he realizes that Ari must be alone. Back at the pub, the goon sneaks in.
meets with EJ in an alleyway. He shows her that he got another letter from
the kidnapper. They go into the Java Cafe and read it. She doesn't know how
to follow the instructions. He decodes it for her. She thinks they should
call Rafe but he refuses. They bicker and he tells her she's hysterical.
Sami is sure that they need Rafe's help. He suggests that getting him
involved could end up getting their daughter killed. Elvis suddenly figures
out what the note's hidden message is. They put the numbers in his GPS and
then run off to the river. He finds a phone tied to the end of a yellow
ribbon. Anna calls, using a voice disguiser. Sami rails at her but EJ tells
her to stay calm. That doesn't work. They hurl insults at each other and
then Anna says that Syd is safe but she won't be coming home unless they
follow her orders and tell no one about this... especially Rafe. Anna
requests five million dollars in twenty four hours. Sami demands proof that
Syd is still kicking so Anna hands her the phone. "A la la la la," Syd
burbles. Sami promises they will get her home soon and then begins crying.
Elvis kisses her hair and tells her he will get their baby back. Sami goes
home and apologizes to Syd's picture. Rafe comes in and asks her what's
wrong. Before either of them can say anything, they're interrupted by a
call. Across town, EJ argues with his accountants about money. "That's
impossible," he says.
January 6, 2010
arrives at home. Rafe has something to tell her but a phone call interrupts.
She debates with herself about whether to tell him about the note. Rafe gets
off the phone and tells her he's officially back with the FBI. He's going to
be the man working on Syd's case too. They get dressed up for Nicole's
hearing. Will arrives and says he wants to go too. As he's getting ready,
Rafe tells Sami that Brady says Nicole is depressed.
her cell, Nicole insists to her lawyer that she's not suffering from
'diminished capacity'. She won't plead insanity. She's guilty and doesn't
want, or deserve, mercy. Meanwhile, EJ paces around the mansion arguing on
the phone. He runs off. He goes to the courthouse where Rafe and Sami soon
arrive. They're all sure that Nicole brought the hearing forward so that no
one else could testify.
the Java Cafe, Chad promises Gabi that he will help her through her first
day at Salem High. Mia watches them and rolls her eyes. When Gabi steps
away, Mia comes over and tells Chad she has to testify today. He wants to
testify too. When he walks off to get some time off, Gabi returns. Mia tells
her to come to the courthouse with her.
goon creeps into the pub. As he approaches Ari, Brady walks in and
interrupts. The goon hides his gun. Goon claims he just wants some coffee.
They tell him the pub is closed and show him the door. Brady asks her to go
to the hearing with him. She refuses and then agrees to stop by later. He
doesn't like leaving her alone but does anyway. She remembers her arguments
with Brady about Nicole. Meanwhile, Troy barks at his goon to go back and
finish the job. Unfortunately for them, Ari gets bored doing inventory and
heads off to the courthouse.
the courthouse, Chad's dad tries convincing his son not to testify. Chad
won't back down. Mia and Gabi arrive. Gabi still doesn't understand what is
going on. Across the room, Sami and EJ bicker about what to do with the
kidnapper until the judge comes in. The hearing begins. The prosecution
wants her sentenced to seventy years. The judge doesn't bother with
listening to Nicole's lawyer. They call Elvis up. He talks about losing
Grace and all of Nicole's lies. Sami is up next. She weeps while talking
about Grace and blames the kidnapping on Nicole. Mia follows and talks about
how hard lying was. Chad goes up after her. Gabi's jaw drops when he talks
about getting Mia pregnant. The judge thanks everyone and then Brady
arrives, asking if he can speak up for Nicole. He talks about how much pain
Nicole has been in and thinks that she went insane. Ari comes in and listens
as he talks about Nicole's madness. No sentence can be any worse than what
she is suffering now. The judge asks Nicole up last. In tears, she tells
everyone that there is no excuse for what she did: It was all unforgivable
and she doesn't deserve mercy. All that she cares about is Sydney coming
home. She breaks down. The judge admires how remorseful she is. EJ explodes
when he says this. The judge isn't impressed to see a DiMera demanding
justice. EJ and Sami argue with the judge until Rafe calms them down. The
judge points out Sami's penchant for custody battles, lies and manipulation.
As he renders his verdict, Gabi tracks down Chad and confronts him about
knocking up Mia. Mia listens and smirks.
runs into Steph at the hospital. She teases him about getting arrested and
lets him know she's still upset that he attacked Philip over Mel. He guesses
that ruining New Year's made her feel bad and apologizes. He announces that
he is making some major changes starting with her. He claims the Melanie
fiasco made him forget what he really wants. He was only chasing a fantasy
with Mel but he's done with that. "So now what?" she asks. He'd like a
carries Mel over his threshold and tells her they can run off and get
married tonight. They go upstairs to pack his bag. They try to figure out if
he needs pants and then make out. After they play naked hokey pokey, he goes
off to pack his razor and she imagines being in bed with Nate. Philip
returns and interrupts. She asks him if they can honeymoon in Europe so she
can show him all about her past. Later, Philip drops by the hospital to tell
everyone that he and Mel are going off for awhile. He fills Steph in first
and asks her if Nate will go ballistic about Mel again. She says he needs
someone more 'real'. Meanwhile, Mel is filling out some paperwork when
Nathan finds her. She tells him about her honeymoon plans and the fact that
she is dropping out of nursing school.
January 7, 2010
Stay Away From Me.
In the courtroom, the judge asks Nicole to stand up for
sentencing. He admires how repentant she has been and believes that she was
genuinely unstable. When he decides to reduce her sentence in light of her
lamentations, Sami explodes. Rafe calms her. The judge imposes a twenty year
sentence. Nicole starts to collapse. Brady runs up and grabs her. Ari looks
repulsed. EJ claps. Nicole has something else to say... it's about Syd.
She's more afraid of what Sydney is going through right now than she is of
going to prison. She begs them all to work with all of their hearts and
souls to bring her home. Nicole is sent back to the cells. Rafe and Sami
snuggle. She thanks her son for coming. They hope Mia can move on with her
life now. EJ tells Sami and Rafe they should get back to concentrating on
the kidnapping. Rafe informs him that he is back at the bureau. When he
leaves to take a call, EJ wonders if they should have told Rafe about what's
been going on after all. Before she can run off and get him, EJ stops her
and they argue about it some more. Rafe returns and interrogates them about
what they were discussing. EJ covers.
follows Ari back to the pub. She doesn't think she'll ever understand him.
He encourages her to be compassionate but she says that's not the problem.
The real problem is that he wants Nicole to be free. He refuses to speculate
on what would happen if Nicole wasn't being locked up. She tells him to go
and say goodbye to her. Once he leaves, she sobs. "You're still in love with
her Brady," she says. She imagines Nicole is there. "I'll be in his
heart...always," the hallucination says. Ari refuses to let that be.
her hideaway chalet, Anna shudders as she thinks about Nicole being
sentenced. "I'd rather die than be caught," she tells Syd. She hears a noise
at the door so she goes out to check. It's nothing. Later, she hears a noise
again. When she walks to the door with Syd in her arms, EJ shows up. Over at
Sami's, Rafe asks her if there is something she needs to tell him.
pops into the Java Cafe to confront Chad about knocking Mia up and never
telling her. His manager calls him away before he can explain. Mia mopes
over to tell her she deserves to know the whole story. She and Chad have
been through a lot, and they are still going through it, as more than
friends. Mia feels like Chad is her soul mate and she doesn't want to see
Gabi get played by him. Will calls Mia and tells her about the sentence.
They arrange to meet up. She fills Chad in on the news. He's glad Nicole
will be miserable and asks Gabi to stick around. After he walks off, Mia
tells Gabi that Chad is very controlling. Mia bustles away. As Gabi heads
for the door, Chad stops her. "Stay away from me," she says. He stops her
again and asks what's up. He knows he was stupid and irresponsible with Mia
but it's all in the past. She doesn't believe that and walks out.
is at the hospital telling Chloe that she's sure that she will do a good job
filling in for her while she's on vacation. Chloe doubts it. Maggie jokes
around about her cruise. Lexi interrupts and tells Chloe what's happening at
the hearing. As Chloe heads off, Lexi takes Maggie home. She finds a photo
of Maggie and Mickey on their wedding day. The redhead talks about how happy
she is to be married to her best friend and how much she enjoys their pillow
fights. They discuss their husbands and hopes for a happy future.
runs over to the station to see her friend. Nicole will never forgive
herself if Syd doesn't come home safe, she can't shake the feeling that they
all know the kidnapper somehow. She wishes they had spent more time being
friends and asks her not to take Daniel's love for granted. Nicole wishes
that she hadn't chased after false love when she could have been with Brady.
Chloe leaves before she can cry. Brady comes in. He feels like he could have
helped her more. She tells him to be careful with Ari because she's a drug
dealer. "Don't let anyone ever hurt you like I did," she says, asking him
not to call her or write to her. Nicole needs to let him go. Even though
she'll never see him again, he will be with her forever. She kisses him and
is taken away.
and Mia meet up at Maggie's. She tells him that the only place she wants to
be is in his arms. They hug and kiss. Gabi interrupts to give Mia back her
scarf. Mia sends Will off to get her a drink. Gabi wonders why she was
kissing Will when Chad is supposed to be her soul mate. "I don't have to
explain myself to you," Mia sneers. She apologizes. He goes into the
kitchen, where Maggie asks him to water the plants and make sure Mia doesn't
leave all the lights on. When he returns to Mia, Gabi is leaving, asking her
not to lead Will on. Meanwhile, Maggie comes down the stairs. She sits at
the table in the kitchen and begins to cry.
January 8, 2010
runs into Bo at the pub. They share some low key hostility over coffee and
then Bo mockingly congratulates him for winning Hope. "You've been after my
wife ever since you got to Salem," he accuses. Justin claims he doesn't know
what he's talking about. Bo asks him to stop tap dancing around the truth
and then turns on the sarcasm. Justin's sick of playing the good guy in this
mess, claiming he did all he could to convince Hope to stick it out with
him, even if he is a jerk. Bo doesn't understand his 'lawyer speak'. Justin
tells him that he refused to file Hope's separation papers. "Don't blame me
for the fact that you have no idea what you want," he says, walking out.
sits at her kitchen table, devastated. Hope bustles in and babbles about the
cruise until she notices something is seriously wrong. Maggie holds back the
tears as she tells her about finding Mickey. She tried to revive him but it
was too late. "I just hope he wasn't in any pain," she whimpers. Maggie
can't move and worries that he'll be upset that she didn't have the courage
to go back upstairs. Hope goes off to check and then calls 911. She returns
to Maggie after saying goodbye to her uncle and they cry together. The
ambulance comes to get the body. Maggie holds Mickey's hand and slips his
wedding ring back on. After the body is taken away, Maggie weeps on Hope's
shoulder. The brunette promises to be there as long as she needs her. Maggie
worries about telling Alice. "She'll never be able to take it," she sobs.
Hope doesn't think they can protect her from this. Before she heads off to
tell her in person, Maggie tells her she really wants to be alone for awhile
while she calls the girls.
the front door, Mia tells Will that her 'thing with Chad' is history. He
thinks he should talk to Gabi about this. When he heads out the door, she
runs after him. They get to the Java Cafe. She can't see why he wants to
talk to Gabi so much. He points out that Gabi hasn't lied to him but she
has. He's tried to be understanding with her after the dance fiasco. She
begs him not to leave her when she needs him. "I can't do it. We're done
Mia," he says, walking out.
home, Rafe senses Sami is keeping something from him. "If there were
something, I'd be crazy not to tell you," she says. They argue about EJ and
he says they will get Syd back in spite of Elvis. He's sure that there was a
motive behind why Syd was taken but something is missing... Bo pops in. As
Sami goes to check on her kids, Bo admits to Rafe that the investigation
hasn't gotten anywhere. After Bo's gone, Sami returns and tells him to just
believe that they will find Syd.
shows up at the Sydnapper's chalet. He's not pleased to find Anna answering
the door with Syd in her arms. He tears into her for disobeying his orders.
She doesn't like him talking to her like she's an idiot when she's been
helping him. He advises her just to concern herself with making sure the
plan goes off right so she can have her money and he can have his daughter.
Elvis admires his daughter's new teeth and then Anna puts her down for a
nap. Elvis calls Sami and tells her to keep making Rafe feel like he's in
the loop. She's having a hard time. He thinks she has great maternal
instincts and tells her that what happens next is her call. Anna returns
with Syd; she didn't want to go to sleep. EJ accuses her of eavesdropping on
his call. She laughs and mocks Sami for being a spoiled brat. She has no
idea how she turned out that way with Marlena for a mother. EJ advises her
to keep the angry words to a minimum. They hang out with Syd. Elvis laughs
when Anna talks about her McMansion in Bora Bora. Syd stares at her father
as he tells Anna that this will all be over when he says it's over. He sings
"Twinkle Twinkle Little Star" to the baby.
gets stuck in the elevator with Vivian. As Viv babbles, Carly starts to gag.
Vivian talks about how much she enjoyed burying her alive... but she still
regrets that she didn't just bury her 'good and dead'. Carly quickly breaks
down and confesses that she killed Lawrence. She screams about what a
monster he was. Viv says confession isn't good for the soul without remorse.
When the door pops open, Viv orders her to get off before she finds herself
dead in a box. Carly won't budge. "I'll see you in Hell," Vivian promises as
she walks out. The elevator begins to malfunction. Carly flips out. She
squeals and hyperventilates. She flashes back to being buried alive. "Bo!
Please help me!" she cries. They can hear her screaming all over the
hospital. Viv listens and snacks on chips. The maintenance man tries to get
the door open. Bo arrives as Carly tumbles out. He takes her to her beer
filled room and they drink on her bed. She claims Vivian is driving her
crazy. She's afraid that she isn't the same person anymore. "You are the
same Carly Manning I fell in love with," he assures her. They make out.
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