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January 18, 2010
What's In The Suitcase?
the chalet, Anna tells Syd that she hopes this will be over soon. Meanwhile,
back in Salem, EJ and Sami go down to the pier to drop off the cash for the
kidnapper. As soon as they get there, Rafe rears his head. "What are you two
doing? What's in the suitcase?" he inquires. EJ and Sami stare and think. Elvis
declares that he is taking a trip to Chicago. Rafe didn't know the pier was an
airport. Sami does her best to make excuses but that doesn't go well. EJ finally
gives in and lets her tell the truth. Sami blubbers excuses as she fills Rafe in
on the ransom notes. Rafe swallows it all and orders EJ to take the suitcase to
the drop spot like they were asked. He orders Sami to go home and then proceeds
to call the FBI. Sami erupts, worrying that he's going to get Syd killed. She
hyperventilates as he makes arrangements. Rafe has to ask Elvis to take Sami
away. They head back to the mansion. Another FBI agent arrives and Rafe makes
some more arrangements to hand off the cash. He lectures Sami for lying to him.
Elvis slips into the hall to avoid the arguing. When Sami asks Rafe how he found
her so easily, he admits he was having her followed. Calling Anna, he
leaves a message warning her that Rafe is now involved. When he returns to Rafe
and Sami, they are still bickering about their trust problems. The FBI agent
plods off. Sami cries. EJ reminds her that this is bigger than her and her
boyfriend. Rafe rushes back after receiving a call that someone has been spotted
at the drop spot.
Troy paces around and calls his goon to fire him, vowing to finish this job
himself. In her room, Ari tends to Brady's latest wounds and suggests that he go
and see a real doctor, instead of just Dr. Feelgood. He'd rather make out with
her. After their latest bed romp, he announces that he has to go and see Mel.
Ari got a call from her too. He leaves to take a shower and she gets a call from
Roman who informs her that they have a big problem. When they meet up, he
explains that the plug is being pulled on her undercover operation. She protests
but his hands are tied. He offers to let her talk to his bosses and then leaves
to set it up. Later, she makes the call and tries to make the case but her
bosses aren't buying it. Troy drifts in and suggests that he can arrange a
meeting with Mr. Big. They arrange to meet in her room later.
bumps into Vivian at the Kiriakis compound. Vivian blathers about Bo and Carly's
torrid affair. Hope tries to avoid saying anything. Viv goads her to seek
revenge. "It's not like Carly borrowed a cup of sugar. She borrowed your husband
to take him to bed," she says. Hope is sure there is more going on and walks
out, suddenly remembering the box she found in Viv's closet. This makes her sure
that Viv knows more than she's letting on. Meanwhile, Viv makes a call and then
meets with Gus. She orders him to follow Carly to see which young woman she's
spending time with. Gus wonders if her suspicions were wrong. "Wrong? We do not
use that word in connection with me," Vivian huffs. She orders him to get her a
birth date for this child while she gets Bo and his restraining order out of the
you talking about me?" Melanie asks after she overhears Bo and Carly gabbing
outside of Maggie's. She brings them inside and asks for the lowdown. Carly
claims they were just talking about Hope. Melanie blows up and rambles. "She
already knows you're sleeping together, unless... Have you never heard of birth
control? That's it! Not only are you sleeping with her husband behind her back,
but you're carrying his kid," she suggests. Carly's not knocked up, but that
won't stop Mel from continuing her rant. After she accuses Carly of wanting to
go after Philip and ruin her life, Carly suggests that Miss Mel live her life on
another planet. The bickering goes on until Bo can't take it anymore and pulls
Carly away. Mel fumes. Later, Brady arrives. Melanie explains that she is going
to ask Ari to be her maid of honor and asks him if he will give her away. He's
taken aback. He worries that she is rushing into marriage and giving up her
career plans. Mel jokes that she's going to be rich and points out that she can
just take a leave of absence from nursing school. He agrees to give her away.
She calls Daniel to make an appointment to discuss her career and grimaces at
the thought of having to work with Carly.
Hope takes Maggie to the Java Cafe so she can have some coffee and relax. Maggie
can't. She worries about Alice. Hope asks her to let people worry about her for
once. Maggie worries that Hope is worrying about her so she won't have to worry
about herself. Maggie wants to help Hope with Bo. "He loves you. If he's
precious to you, fight for him. Tell him how you feel," Maggie urges.
Carly and Bo go to her hotel room. She can't understand why
it's so hard to talk to Mel. Bo asks her to stop beating up on herself and tries
to change the subject. He assures her that he will help her through this and
they will find a way to get Vivian off her back. Carly continues to worry, sure
that her daughter will hate her for giving her away. "Melanie has had a tough
life, but what life she did have is because you did a selfless thing," Bo points
out. Carly stares at a photo of Mel and remembers giving her up. She's starting
to resign herself to the idea of never being accepted as a mother. "You're
wrong, princess. It will happen. I'll make sure of it," Bo says.
Brady returns to the mansion and runs into Vivian. She's plotting Philip's
wedding. Brady points out that Philip isn't her son. She insists that he is.
Meanwhile, Melanie heads to the hospital and decides to wait in Dr. Jonas'
office until he shows up. Carly shows up first. She has to fill in for him while
he's in surgery. Mel gets insolent.
January 19, 2010
sits down with Kate at the Java Cafe and begins taunting her about Philip.
"Don't you ever refer to him as your son again!" Kate explodes, grabbing Viv
by the arm. Vivian walks across the room and sits down with Gus. She moans
about Kate and tells Gus that they have to make sure Carly's daughter really
is Mia before she destroys her.
Nate shows up at the hospital. He discovers that Steph
has arranged for him to have the day off to grieve. He wants to work anyway.
She has a surprise for him. Taking him by the hand, she leads him over to
the pub and then gives him an internship of the year award. He's thrilled.
She reveals that she showed it to Mickey before he died and he was so proud
that he cried. Nate appreciates everything she has done for him. He thanks
her and they kiss.
arrives at the mansion. Philip tells him that he wants him to be in the
wedding. Bo doesn't think he's a poster boy for a good marriage, but Philip
wants Mel to walk down the aisle and see his brother there, welcoming her
into the family. Bo can't say 'no' to that. They talk about Hope and Bo
claims the marriage is dead in the water. Philip makes it clear that he
can't invite Carly to the wedding. Bo understands. They discuss Hope's
explosion at the memorial. He feels terrible for how she found out about his
'indiscretion'. He notices Viv has come through the front door and hides to
eavesdrop as the men discuss Carly. Bo pointedly tells his brother that he's
the reason Carly came back to town. "We've been in love for a long time...
we still are," he says. Philip doesn't buy it and points out that Bo is
still wearing his ring. Bo slips it off. Viv walks in and starts to dig. Bo
walks out. Viv tells Philip his brother is very 'sour'. She lets him know
that she was eavesdropping. "Poor Hope... talk about collateral damage," she
remarks. Viv ponders and then asks Philip if Bo always opens about his
tawdry affairs. She slips off and calls Gus to say that Carly might have
killed Lawrence just to be with Bo.
is waiting for Dr. Jonas in his office. He's busy so Carly has to fill in
for him. Mel sneers at her. Carly stares at her. Mel gets creeped out. "It's
a little weird being stared at by a murderess," Mel says. As she begins
filling out paperwork, Carly flashes back to giving birth. Lawrence was
there, not allowing her to take any painkillers. He gloated as she screamed.
Mel notices her glazed stare and snaps her out of it. "I remember I have to
do something: stay away from the crazy lady," Mel says, walking out. Carly
flashes back again to Lawrence taunting her when she was in labor. When she
gave birth, Lawrence took the baby and began threatening to drop her. He
made it clear to Carly that she could never see the baby again. As Mel plods
down the hall, Kate tries to chase her down. Mel pushes past her. "I've been
snubbed by Smurfette," Kate groans to Maxine. The nurse knows how she feels
and tells her that the only person who seems to get through to the young
woman is Maggie. Meanwhile, Mel makes her way back to Daniel's office. This
snaps Carly out of her memories. Mel is just there to get her jacket. Carly
tries to be friendly but Mel snipes at her and then explains that her father
was a pimp. "Both of my parents are dead. Best thing that could have ever
happened to me," Mel says. Carly tells her that her mother must have loved
her. This only annoys Mel. "I don't want your sentimental crap," she says,
begging her to stay out of her life. Carly tears up. She hallucinates
Lawrence sitting across from her. "I won," he says, bursting into laughter.
Simultaneously, Mel goes to see Philip. She complains about Carly and then
wonders why she told the woman she can't stand all about her family
meets with Abe in the Java Cafe. He tells him that he's been trying to throw
Viv off the track with misinformation. Abe worries about who will end up
getting hurt in all of this. Bo assumes it will be Hope. "Your life is a
mess," Abe says. Bo's figured that out already. Abe wonders what his friend
is hiding. Bo admits that Carly has a big secret. The mayor gets intense and
points out how much simpler Bo's life would be without Carly. Bo explains
that he is going to wait until everything blows over and then tell Hope the
truth... he's not betting on a happy ending though.
goes home. Melissa is waiting for her. They talk about the memorial lunch
and how everyone remembered Mickey's jokes. Maggie tells her how much Mickey
loved her and then asks for a cup of tea. Left alone, the redhead weeps.
Later, she says goodbye to Melissa and promises to call her. As soon as she
is gone, Kate shows up to see how she is doing. Maggie claims she is fine.
Kate begins probing about Mel and what a handful she used to be. "Would you
like to take notes?" Maggie asks, guessing she wants tips on how to fool Mel
into thinking that she is actually human. Maggie is sure that Mel will see
right through her. "I'm going to be watching you like a hawk," Maggie
threatens, warning her that she is itching for a fight. She kicks Kate out.
"That felt good," Maggie says to herself.
January 20, 2010
Wear It Proudly Princess.
the mansion, Sami frets and tells Rafe to pull his people out of this before
Syd gets hurt. Elvis clears his throat and asks them what's going on. EJ
backs Sami up. Rafe answers the phone. His men have just seen a woman at the
pier and she's going for the money. Sami beams with hope. Rafe hears the
woman has been arrested so they all run down to the station. When they get
there, Rafe talks to his people and they find out that the woman is Marion
O'Brian and she just took the briefcase because she was curious. EJ tries
calling Anna but has no luck. Rafe leads Sami over to the interview room to
see if she can identify the woman in custody. Sami recognizes her as some
woman she's seen around town. EJ's never seen her. He smirks. O'Brian is
sent off for questioning. Sami tries to figure things out but Rafe says it
looks like she couldn't be the kidnapper. EJ begins flipping out and accuses
Rafe of blowing it. Sami paces around, panics and cries. Rafe tells them
that Marion's story checks out and there is no evidence against her. Sami
sobs. A fax comes in with another note. It says that she will never see Syd
again because she brought in the Feds. Sami cries.
sits alone in the chalet while EJ tries to call. Anna shows up with some
necessary supplies, like a stuffed kangaroo. She notices that she left her
cell phone behind and checks her messages. He sends one to tell her that
everything is going according to plan.
the pub, Bo spots Mel walking in and decides to talk to her for Carly's
sake. Mel makes faces as he sits with her. He thinks they need to have a
chat, as future in-laws, and tells her that there are people who care about
her... like him and Carly. Mel guffaws in disbelief. Bo blathers about how
connected they are and how Carly wants to be her friend. Mel thinks this
sounds lame. Bo encourages her to give Carly a chance. When he accuses her
of having double standards, she gets upset and walks out.
finds Hope getting breakfast at the mansion. Before Hope can escape, Viv
begins making cryptic remarks about Carly and her secret. Hope digs so Viv
tells her about what she overheard yesterday between Philip and Bo. Hope
doubts that Carly's coming to town to seduce Bo is really her big secret.
She snaps at Viv and flounces out.
arrives at the hospital. Carly tells him she wants to apologize. He tells
her to apologize to Hope. She's more interested in talking about Mel and her
career plans. Carly digs for details on Mel's childhood and he tells her to
stay out of their lives. He attacks her for plotting to seduce Bo. Later,
Philip tells Justin how upset he is that Carly has destroyed Bo's marriage.
He's starting to feel like all of the Kiriakis men are cursed. He heads over
to the pub where he meets up with Mel. She tells him that his brother was
trying to convince her to let his mistress be her friend. As she pulls out a
wedding magazine, Vivian arrives and begs them to let her help.
runs off and tracks down Bo at home. She shouts at him that his plan isn't
going to work. It annoys her that he's making her into the home wrecker of
the year. "Wear it proudly Princess," he says. She thinks he's making
himself look bad too. Hope comes to the door. She stomps in and confronts Bo
about Carly coming back for him. They don't deny it. Hope didn't think it
could get any worse but now she knows her entire marriage was based on a
complete lie. She notices that he's taken his wedding ring off. "Was that
before or after you slept with her?" she asks, storming out. Carly
apologizes for everything. Bo says Hope made her bed and can lie in it. He's
promised to protect Carly and her child and he will keep that promise.
walks into the Java Cafe and watches Chad beg Gabi to go to Vancouver with
him. When Chad steps away, Mia probes Gabi about whether she is going. "I'm
just worried about you," Mia says, suggesting that Chad is only going after
her to make her jealous. Gabi refuses to accept that he is using her and
accuses Mia of using Will to make Chad jealous. Mia walks off and sits down
with Will while Gabi informs Chad that she will be going with him. T. and
Kenzie arrive and the four of them chat. Kenzie and Gabi go to powder their
noses while the boys talk. Chad claims he's moving on from Mia and then
stares at her. Gabi returns and tells Chad that she used to dream of being a
figure skater. Mia can't watch this anymore and leaves. She goes to visit
Grace's grave and sobs that Chad isn't thinking about either of them
anymore... not now that he likes another girl. She thought that she was over
him but she's not. Although she's sure that wanting Will and Chad is wrong,
she can't stand the thought of losing someone else.
stops by the mansion to drop off some papers. He finds Hope staring and
weeping. She explains that Carly came to take Bo away and he let her. She
cries in his arms about how Bo has always been thinking about Carly. He asks
how he can make this all go away. They kiss. She pulls back and tells him
she's not ready. He tells her that Bo doesn't deserve her.
January 21, 2010
He's Not My Hero Anymore.
heir for an heir," Viv quips as Carly finds her standing over Mel's bloody
corpse on the pier. Carly weeps and then snap out of it. It was just a
fantasy. She runs off to hunt down Vivian, but then goes to work instead.
She runs into Nate and they chat. He accidentally discovers that Mel has
dropped out of the nursing program. The intern blames himself for this. They
wonder if Mel will be better off leaving town...
calls Steph from work to tell her that their meeting will be delayed. She
goes into the pub. Viv is and Mel are sitting at the back. Viv's trying to
help plan her wedding and begs her to give her a chance. Mel can't back her
off. Mel spots Steph and instantly latches onto her, telling Vivian that she
was planning on going shopping with her friend. Steph explains that she
double booked herself and already has lunch plans. She lurches away. Viv
tells Mel that she has a stylist waiting for them at the mansion and ushers
Mel out the door. When they get to the mansion, her stylist has come and
gone and left a few dresses in bags. While Mel tries a dress on, Victor
calls Vivian and she tells him that she's starting to think that Carly only
came back to town to get Bo. He's running out of patience for her to do
whatever she's going to do to whoever she's going to do it too. She gets off
the phone as Mel strolls in and decides that the dress she's wearing is the
one she wants. Viv calls her stylist and has to argue for it. Mel doesn't
know why she is doing all of this for her. Vivian is doing it for Philip and
tells her she has some jewels for her to wear on her special day. After Mel
changes out of her dress, they get sentimental about wedding days and Mel
tears up thinking about saying 'I do'. They run around town to show off the
dress but none of Mel's friends are around.
the Kiriakis compound, Justin hopes that he and Hope won't be awkward with
each other. She's grateful for his support but she needs more time before
she can move on from the ruins of her marriage. However, after everything
that happened between Carly and Bo, she wonders if her marriage was ever
worth saving at all... They change the subject and discuss the stories he's
been reading to Ciara about toads and crayons. This makes Hope realize he
must miss his family. She wishes she had a magic crayon.
corners Carly at the hospital so they can talk about who is more morally
repugnant. "For what you did to my son, you're going to be sorry you ever
showed your face in town again," he warns her. He accuses her of being a
masochist and tells her that Bo is only using her to get back at Hope. She
orders him to leave them alone. He's sick of Bo and he's sick of looking at
her face. So sick, in fact, that he and Viv are going to accompany Philip
and Mel as they cruise around the world. Carly flips out when she hears
this. They threaten each other some more. Carly walks off to the Java Cafe
where Viv is playing with Mel's hair. Carly spots them and fumes.
goes to the pub and meets with Julie. She fills her in on the latest,
telling her that Carly has been trying to get back into Bo's life for years.
Julie says that story makes no sense. It makes sense to Hope. She assumes
that Bo was already ready to move on and he loves a chance to be a hero.
"He's not my hero anymore," Hope cries. Nathan stumbles by and Julie chats
to him about how happy Melissa was to see him with Steph. She pops up and
they snuggle and drift away. Hope admits to Julie that she still loves Bo,
but it's too late. "It's never too late," Julie insists. Hope suddenly
decides that she's been too hard on Justin and he's been there for her the
whole time he's been back... She insists that Bo is still the only man in
her heart. He is the only man she has ever loved. "What are you gonna do
about it?" Julie asks. Meanwhile, Steph and Nate eat pie and she tells him
she's going to Philip and Mel's wedding. He's cool with that but he doesn't
think they should tell anyone that they are dating.
the station, Sami breaks down when a note is faxed in saying that she will
never see her daughter again since she got the Feds involved. Sami explodes.
EJ rubs his stubble. Rafe assures everyone that things might be okay and
plods off to check on something. Sami asks EJ what they should do now. Rafe
returns and they go over things again. He explains that the fax was sent in
the area so Syd must be nearby. After Elvis has a tantrum, Rafe walks away
again. Sami starts blaming herself for everything and he tells her not to
think that way. Rafe watches as EJ vows to hunt the kidnapper down. "If you
do that, it will be the last thing you do," Rafe says as he steps back in.
After some bickering, EJ walks off. Sami rants at Rafe, claiming that she
trusts Elvis when it comes to her children. Sami and Rafe go back to her
place and argue about her lies. She insists that she wasn't scheming, she
was just lying to help her daughter. "If you hadn't found that ransom note,
I would have Sydney back right now!" she yells, screeching that she doesn't
know how she can believe in him anymore.
and Syd hang out at the chalet. The blonde one tells her that they are
reaching the end of the road. Sydney gets upset and cries. Anna worries that
Syd has a fever. Elvis arrives and cradles the baby. Anna tells him the
child might have a cold and worries that she may need a doctor. She points
out that he just handed five million dollars to the Feds and asks him where
her money is. He's not making any promises. Anna's starting to think he's
never going to give Sydney back.
January 22, 2010
I'd Marry You In The Nude.
goes to the hospital to see Daniel and chat about Carly. He fills him in on
the restraining order against Vivian. Daniel doubts it will actually
accomplish much. Bo knows that and that's why he needs his help. He asks him
to keep his eye on Carly at work. Bo then goes over to the pub and runs into
Philip, who apologizes for being so hard on him over Carly.
the Java Cafe, Vivian is playing with Mel's hair. Carly walks in and chokes
on her rage at the sight. Viv asks her what's wrong. Carly rants about how
evil Viv is. Mel says she can hang out with whoever she wants. "Vivian wants
to destroy you and I won't let it happen," Carly says. Mel thinks she's
melodramatic and asks her if she's been forgetting to take her meds. She
asks her again to stay out of her life. Viv encourages her to let Carly
spout off about how evil she is. Mel rants at Carly for stalking her and
barging into her life. Carly tells her all about her enemy's 'unspeakable'
acts. She gives her the whole catalog. Although Mel isn't keen to be buried
alive, she doesn't know why Carly gives a toss. The doctor claims she is
just trying to do the humane thing. "I faced down the devil and it was no
contest. He lost!" Carly warns Viv. Vivian tells her to go and spew
elsewhere. Daniel walks in and gets between them. He brings up the
restraining order. She points out that Carly is unhinged and came after her.
As Daniel tries to drag her away, Carly keeps ranting and spills coffee all
over her wedding dress. Carly gushes apologies and offers to get her a new
one. Mel flips out and asks her to leave her alone. Daniel leads her away.
Mel sobs and Viv promises that she will have another dress made for her.
When she tells her that she and Victor are planning to accompany she and
Philip on their honeymoon, Mel makes an excuse and runs. Viv starts to think
that Mel may actually be Dr. Manning's daughter. She calls Gus and asks him
to check out Melanie. Outside, Carly explains things to Daniel and then
stops herself because he's Victor's godson. He asks her to open up to him as
a friend. She starts again and he asks her why she is so protective of Mel.
Carly shuts down and walks away, straight over to Bo's to launch another
drops by the mansion to see Brady. She tells him that Nicole isn't doing all
that well in prison. She keeps calling for updates about Sydney. Chloe
suggests that Nicole must be missing him too... He tells her that Nicole
banned him from her company, but he still thinks about her. She encourages
him to call Nicole for a chat. He refuses and reminds her that he is with
Ari now and has promised to stay away from Nicole. Brady insists that he's
moved on and that's the end of the story. Philip arrives as Brady walks out.
Philip shows Chloe a necklace he bought for Mel. It's for when they have
their first kid. He'll add a new stone for each one she has. After Chloe
leaves, Mel arrives and rants about Carly ruining her dress. He says that
he'd marry her in the nude.
the chalet, Anna's starting to think that Elvis isn't planning on ever
giving Syd back. He promises that this will end soon. He laughs as he thinks
about how he has punished Nicole. Now he just has to punish Sami and Rafe.
She reminds him that the child will need a normal life some day. Syd chews
on her teddy bear. Anna explains that she can't be a nanny forever and tells
him that she needs more meds for Syd. After he leaves, Anna tells the baby
that her dad is complicated but rich. She worries that they don't have
pops up at Ari's to tell her that they have a problem with the new shipment.
She tries to get rid of him but he won't budge. He announces that there is
some primo stuff coming in and they have to move fast. Brady calls to say he
will be late. Troy pulls out a sample of his stuff for her and spills it all
over her desk. She flips out and tries to clean the white powder up by using
her copy of Cosmo as a broom. They bicker and he gets nasty. "You're not
going to take my place," he says, stretching out his scarf in his hands. He
chases her around the room. She goes for her gun but he throws her on the
bed and begins strangling her. Elvis suddenly runs in and rescues her,
sending Troy off. She calls the cops and collapses. When she wakes up, she
asks EJ why he's there. Roman arrives and asks what happened. One of his men
calls to say they just apprehended Troy in the alley. They all go down to
the station. EJ tries to comfort Ari and then wanders off to make a call.
Brady rushes in and asks what happened. She explains and he stutters. Elvis
returns and says he saved her. Brady wonders what he was doing there at all.
EJ walks away without answering. Anna calls to remind him to get Syd's meds.
Roman returns and takes Ari aside to chat. Troy watches them and figures
something out. "She's a narc!" he screams at EJ.
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