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January 25, 2010
You've Ruined My Life.
the station, Roman whispers to Ari about sending Troy up the river. Troy
watches and figures out that she is a narc. He yelps about it as EJ stares.
Troy continues to leap around yelling that she's a narc. After he's dragged
away, Brady ask Elvis why Troy was so intent on telling his suspicions to
him. Elvis plays stupid and furrows his brow. Roman asks EJ for his
statement. Brady wonders Elvis what he was doing in Ari's room. EJ thought
she'd like to be there for her brother and explains the drop off gone wrong.
After Elvis gives Roman his statement, he leaves. Roman tells Ari that the
operation is over. She realizes that this means she's going back to prison.
Brady gives her a cuddle and tells her not to worry. That's hard since
Troy's boss will be coming after her now. He claims that he will always be
there to protect her. "What about tonight?" she asks. Roman returns and
explains that he's been ordered to take her back to prison.
daydreams at the pub about her past with Bo. When she gets up to leave with
her model sailboat, Bo walks in and bumps into her, smashing the boat. They
both apologize. The boat was for Ciara. "How could you lie to me?" she
abruptly confronts him. She's guessed that he and Carly are still hiding
dire secrets. He insists that the secret didn't end their marriage, Hope
did. "I never meant to hurt you," he says. She's tired of his cliches and
asks him for the real reason Carly came back.
the mansion, Vivian calls Gus to prod him into finding out who Carly's
daughter really is. She slips into the living room and begins chatting with
Mel and Philip about the wedding plans. She asks Mel how many of 'her
people' are coming. They get awkward. Mel tells Viv that she was hoping her
brother could fly back... but her father is dead and so is her mom. Philip
stops Viv when she begins to pry. Viv encourages her to open up. Victor
walks in, looks them over and goes for the booze. The young couple run off
and Victor tells Viv about Trent getting stabbed in the back. "He met the
same fate as my darling Lawrence," she observes, explaining her suspicion
that Mel could be Carly's kid. Victor's bored with all of this. "I want that
witch gone now," he says. Since she isn't doing it fast enough, he's decided
to get rid of Carly himself. Viv gets inspired and runs off.
is at home weeping when someone comes to the door. It's Carly. She comes in
when she knows that the young women who hate her guts aren't around. Carly
wanted to apologize. Maggie thanks her for dropping in and sends her back
out the door. Mia comes in and tells Carly to get lost. Maggie tells her
that she can't throw anyone out of her house. She sends the little blonde
off to study and apologizes to Carly before asking her again to go. Once the
doctor is gone, Maggie begins weeping again. She sits in the dark until Mel
arrives. She offers to make Maggie some tea and sends her up to bed. Vivian
shows up. Mel slips off to take the tea to Maggs. Gus calls Viv with some
'excellent news'. He explains that Mel must be Carly's daughter. Viv gasps
as Mel returns.
Carly corners Mia on the pier and reminds her that it
was the place they first met. She wonders what changed between them. Mia is
getting creeped out. Carly promises never to bother her or Melanie again.
She heads over to Bo's and tells him that she managed to offend everyone
tonight. He looks pensive. They flop onto the couch. Meanwhile, Hope sits in
the park and remembers her sea voyages with Bo.
Over at Casa DiMera, Stefano is throwing a tantrum.
Kate asks him what's up. He explains that EJ lied to his face about selling
off his stock. She thinks he should learn to be a little more cynical about
his son. He refuses to be like that and tells her about the ransom notes.
Stefano is sure that if the ransom deal hadn't gone awry, they would have
Syd back and he could bond again with his son. Kate points out that his son
doesn't forgive and he needs to live with the consequences of his actions.
They bicker about whose children are more difficult. She's sure her children
are more forgiving than Elvis. "We have a special bond between us and it
will never be broken," Stefano insists.
Elvis gets home, Anna calls to remind him to bring Syd's medicine. He tells
her that he'll be by later. When he turns around, his father is standing
there. Stefano offers to help his son find Syd and apologizes if he's hurt
him. Elvis claims he's sorry too... sorry he may never see his little girl
again because of his father's machinations. "You've ruined my life," Elvis
says. Stefano tells him to go to Hell and walks off. Troy calls to apologize
to Elvis and promises that he won't rat him out. "You'll be safe as long as
you are loyal," EJ assures him. Later, as Stefano looks for papers, he
knocks over Elvis' jacket and finds a syringe and drugs in the pocket. "Why
do you have a medicine bottle for an infant?" Stefano asks Elvis as he
tracks Philip down at Java and announces that she wants to do something for
Mel. He tells her that Viv already helped her get a dress. Kate is outraged
and reminds him of how dangerous Vivian is. She's starting to fear that he's
even stupider than she thought. He compares her various crimes to Viv's and
suggests that Mel would be worse off with her.
January 26, 2010
Not You Honey.
brings Mel and Philip some hors d'oeuvres. He walks off to check on his
brother and Carly begins apologizing for pushing them into a dinner party.
"You're my mom and you're in my life and that's good," Mel says. Carly is so
happy she convulses in tears. Suddenly, Mel's cheeks puff out and she falls
over. She's been shot in the back. Viv walks in with a gun. "Payback's a
bitch," she quips. Carly wakes up from this dream when Justin shows up.
Bickering erupts. He accuses her of coming and stealing Bo away without
giving a damn about anyone else. She's not enjoying his moral policing. He
prods her for why she went to Maggie's and, when he suggests that Lawrence
was driven to be so bad because he had to live with her, she slaps him
across the jaw. "You've kept in shape," he jokes. She accuses him of being a
glib hypocrite biding his time to comfort Hope. He insists that what she has
with Bo isn't real. "This isn't all my fault," she claims, walking him to
the door and taunting him some more about Hope.
Maggie's, Mel catches Viv talking to someone on the phone about her and asks
what's going on. "It's a surprise," Viv gasps. Mel wonders why she looks so
freaked out. Viv begins fixing her necklace and then calms down. She
explains that she has a maelstrom in her, but she finds Mel charming. "For a
second it looked like you wanted to kill me," Mel says with a laugh. "Not
you honey," Viv says. After Vivian leaves, Maggie comes down. She drinks tea
and chats with Melanie. They discuss Kate and how manipulative she is. Mel
wonders what Vivian is really up to. Maggie gets tired and decides she wants
to roll back into the sack. Mel gives her some Zen advice and they hug.
Meanwhile, Vivian is with Gus at the pier. He informs her that Melanie is
actually Carly's daughter. Viv grouses. She thought she could enjoy
destroying her enemy's daughter but this puts a real damper on things.
However, she soon decides that Mel is just a pawn who can be sacrificed.
the mansion, Victor notices the bilious look on Philip's face and assumes he
wants to talk about Vivian. "Are you in love with her?" Philip probes.
Victor almost dies laughing. "I haven't laughed so hard since Kate's
wedding," he says. The only place they are in love is in Vivian land - way,
way over the rainbow. Philip asks him about Viv's desire to accompany he and
his bride on the honeymoon. Victor assures him that won't happen and tells
him not to worry. Philip heads over to Maggie's to see Mel. He asks her out
to eat. She can't leave Maggie alone so they eat leftovers and discuss Viv.
Meanwhile, Vivian returns to the mansion and wanders around with her
envelope of info. Victor asks her what's going on. She slips him the proof
that Mel is the one she's been looking for. He advises her to think long and
hard before she does anything that could hurt Philip. She has to think
things over. Simply killing Carly just seems so anticlimactic at this
cleans up her living room. As she piles up the FBI sweat clothes, she
remembers fighting with Rafe. He comes through the door to tell her that
there is no news. She begins apologizing and telling him that she was just
lashing out. "I think you just told me what's in your heart," he says. Deep
down, she just doesn't trust him. Sami cries and makes excuses. They bicker
over what went wrong. The screaming is interrupted when Gabi drops by. Sami
plods off to the other room while Gabi tells her brother what just happened
with Ari. They run off. Sami returns and finds them gone. She throws a fit
and flies out the door.
at the station, Roman informs Ari and Brady that she has to go back to jail
since her assignment has been bungled. Brady begins ranting and Roman
advises him to stop being stupid because things could get worse. Roman lets
her know that she will be locked up with Nicole and then walks off. Brady
tries to reassure her. Rafe and Gabi arrive to comfort their sister. Brady
asks Roman if there is anything his family can do. "Don't go there," Roman
says. Brady turns back to Ari and tells her that this isn't right. Rafe
leaves in a huff and tracks down his friend in the bureau. He spins the
reasons for why his sister shouldn't be sent back to jail and then sends his
friend off to issue threats to Ari's bosses for him. Back at the station,
Ari cries to her sister and Brady. As she's led off in cuffs, Roman stops
them and announces that the DEA has issued a stay. He assumes Rafe was
behind this. Ari's thrilled.
Casa DiMera, Stefano finds an infant's medicine bottle in EJ's jacket. He
asks his son what is going on. "This is about Sydney isn't it?" he guesses.
Elvis plays stupid and then tells him it's not of his business. Stefano
chuckles. They argue. When Stefano threatens to take the pills to Roman, EJ
claims they are for Johnny. Sami plods in. Stefano shows her the medicine
and she backs up EJ's story. After he leaves, the parents discuss not
knowing anything new. She just doesn't want to be alone and tells him she
hasn't been getting along with Rafe. EJ gives her his sleeve to sob on. As
he promises her that he will get their daughter back, Stefano peers in and
wonders what his son is really up to.
January 27, 2010
Someone's World Is Ending.
notices Rafe spent the night sleeping at the station. Rafe gives him a
chance to look over the latest evidence. Bo's seen it before and couldn't
come up with anything. He suggests that Rafe go home and be with Sami. "I
don't think Sami wants to see me anymore," Rafe grumbles. They bond over the
kidnapping gone wrong. The forensics report comes in. After looking it over,
Rafe throws out an expletive and storms off.
meets with Justin at the pub. He stops her from babbling to point out that
Carly is sitting nearby. Hope refuses to budge. Carly takes the hint and
leaves. Justin opines that Carly has completely changed and Bo is in for
trouble. As they chat, he gets a call and they decide to reschedule their
meeting. Hope runs off and catches Carly on the pier. "You hurt my husband,
you answer to me," Hope says. Carly thinks that's rich coming from her and
accuses her of being jealous. Hope plays the Ciara card and says that
whatever baggage she's dragging into Bo's life, it better not hurt her
little girl. They argue over the past and how they've changed. Bo arrives
and asks what's going on. Hope takes a swipe so Bo takes Carly and leaves.
"I have nothing," Hope realizes. Bo and Carly go back to his place. He
offers to speak to Hope for her but she tells him not to bother. They have
coffee and she suggests that he talk to Hope again. He won't. "I'm right
where I want to be," he says.
the mansion, Victor gets annoyed that Viv spends all of her time fantasizing
about how to kill Carly instead of doing it. He doesn't give a toss about
Lawrence, he just wants Dr. Manning out of Bo's life. He makes it clear that
Mel is off limits and tells her to keep his fingerprints off of this. Viv
goes out and corners Carly on the pier. She chops her up with a butcher
knife. This is just a fantasy though, and it's giving her a headache. As she
ices her head, Lawrence appears. He warns her about Carly and tells her not
to focus on killing her. Death is too good for her and it would mean she
would be stuck in limbo with him. He just wants to see her suffer for the
rest of her life. They bicker and he tells her to give him justice by
killing Carly's daughter.
Maggie's, Mel shows her landlady what Carly did to her dress. Maggie gets to
work trying to clean the dress as Mel moans about the weirdness between
Carly and Viv. She admits that she doesn't feel bad about being mean to
Carly. Maggie doesn't like her being rude. A deliveryman shows up with
something for Mickey. Maggie bursts into tears. It's a box of his stuff from
work. They find an anniversary card for her inside. Maggie sobs and reads
it, then she opens the gift he left her. It's ballet tickets. She decides to
give them to charity. They hug and Mel carts off some stuff for the local
shelter. Maggie goes through another box and finds a bottle of scotch.
Before she can pour it down the drain, she stops herself.
calls Anna to ask how Syd's teething problems are. Anna says they're okay
but she misses him. He hangs up as Sami comes in. She tells him that she's
starting to forget what her baby looks like and rants about how all of her
decisions are wrong. He gives her a pep talk. "I hope someday you will be
able to forgive me," she says. He whips out Syd's baby book and tries to
assure her that their daughter will come home safe. He promises that he is
using his vast criminal network to track her down. Sami knows he keeps his
promises. Rafe barges in and explains that EJ's fingerprints and DNA are all
over the ransom notes. Because EJ kept the notes from them, he ruined any
chance at getting evidence from them they had. EJ claims his people checked
the notes over and there was nothing to find. Rafe tries to reassure Sami
that this isn't over. They begin arguing over her relationship with EJ.
Elvis slips into the foyer to call Anna. Even she can hear the battle
between Rafe and Sami. "It sounds like Armageddon," she says. He's sure that
someone's world is about to end. He smiles as Sami storms past him and out
January 28, 2010
Please Tell Me Why I Mean So Much To You?
is at the mansion yelling at himself when Elvis notices he's still there. EJ
offers to tell him what his arguments with Sami are about. He explains how
Sami must be feeling and says that neither of them will ever stop blaming
Rafe for their daughter vanishing. Rafe already had that much figured out.
paces around the townhouse angrily picking up toys and thinking about her
latest fight with Rafe. Ari shows up at the door and Sami tells her that
Rafe is never coming back. Ari tells the blonde that Rafe saved her last
night. "I wish I could say the same for Sydney," Sami groans. Ari explains a
little more and Sami blows up at her, demanding to know what else Rafe has
been keeping from her. The man himself shows up so Ari escapes. Sami flips
out on him and blames him again for Syd being gone. He doesn't see the point
in rehashing this again. She loves him, but she can't do this anymore. "I
guess I should start packing my stuff then," he concludes. "You're moving
out," she interprets. As he packs, she turns pink and cries. As he leaves,
he stops so they can share a stare.
calls EJ at the mansion to check in. He gets sarcastic and then gloats about
how dumb the FBI has been. He bursts into gales of laughter as he talks
about how miserable Sami is. Syd gets on the phone. "Adadadadada," she says.
Elvis offers to get Anna some chocolates and then hangs up so he can answer
the doorbell. It's Arianna. He lets her in and leaves his phone by her
purse. She thanks him for saving her from Troy and then explains that she
has been working for the DEA for months. She's worried that the head of the
drug cartel is still on the loose. "Yeah, I would be," he says. He shows her
baby pictures until a business call comes in. When Elvis leaves to take it,
his phone rings. She picks it up and Anna immediately babbles, "Go ahead and
bring the chocolates whenever it's safe."
is at the hospital making calls when Daniel drops by for a grope and cuddle.
Carly wanders in as the doctor and the diva make plans for later. After
Chloe skips away, Daniel drags Carly off to talk about her latest freakout
over Vivian. Carly worries that Mel thinks she's a nutcase now and Viv is
still on the loose. "It's a downer," Daniel summarizes. They vaguely rehash
their history and talk about his dead wife. When Daniel leaves, Chloe runs
into Carly and they talk about how worried Chloe is about her fertility
and Nate wander out of the pub bloated from breakfast. She tells him that
she has lots of energy for dancing later. They make out. The phone rings.
It's Melanie and she wants to meet up. Steph gets off the phone and tells
the intern that they should inform Mel that they are dating so things will
stop being so awkward. He gets nonchalant and walks away. Steph meets with
Mel in the pub and they talk about the wedding plans falling apart, which
gets pretty awkward. Before Steph can say that she is dating Nate, she
notices the time and runs off to work. Daniel comes in and asks Mel how
she's doing since her latest incident with Dr. Manning. "The dress can be
fixed, Carly cannot," she says, asking him to explain why his friend is such
a wacko. Daniel gets defensive and tells her that the person who doesn't
deserve her respect is actually Vivian. She complains about Carly flipping
out over her wedding and walks out.
sits in her kitchen, miserable and contemplating a bottle of scotch. Later,
Nathan arrives and finds it open. Maggie walks in and assures him she didn't
drink it, though she was tempted. She's feeling guilty about not getting to
Mickey sooner. She breaks into tears and cries on his shoulder. Mel walks in
and watches from the door as Nate reassures her. After Maggie leaves to run
some errands, Mel tells Nathan how wonderful he is. He declares that he has
nothing to talk about with her and walks out. Frustrated, she walks out.
Wandering the streets, she thinks of kissing Nathan and punches some metal.
Carly finds her yelling at herself and checks out her knuckles. Nothing is
broken but there is a bone bruise. Mel doesn't understand why she is always
being compassionate to her. "Please tell me why I mean so much to you?" she
begs. Carly asks if she can keep a secret. Meanwhile, Maggie goes home and
cries over Mickey's picture.
walks into the pub to see Daniel. He can sense something is wrong so he
gives her opera tickets. She's thrilled. "You obviously don't understand how
amazing I am," he says. She thinks he's pretty amazing. Back at the
hospital, Steph bumps into Nathan and they each admit that they didn't break
their news to Melanie. They agree not to say anything until after Philip and
Mel are married.
January 29, 2010
Out Of Her Friggin' Mind.
the mansion, Viv tells Victor that she's just had an epiphany. That doesn't
make him less grouchy. She's decided exactly what to do about Carly. He
mocks her and asks for her idea. Viv explains she is going back to her plan
of eliminating Mel. He reminds her that she is about to marry his son and,
besides, she likes Melanie. Viv claims that's wrong and Mel actually annoys
her. Victor doesn't buy that and accuses her of lying and going back on her
word. He demands to know what made her change her mind. "Lawrence," she
says. When she tells him her dead nephew could be listening to them, Victor
begins talking to mid air. "Your aunt is out of her friggin' mind," he
yells. He forbids her to go anywhere near Melanie again. "I'll talk to you
when you've calmed down," she says. He forbids her plan again. After he
stomps off, she calls Gus. They meet on the pier and she advises him that
they have to be more discrete and make sure that Mel's demise looks like an
and Mel are at the pier. The doctor offers to tell her 'the truth'. Carly
asks if they can go somewhere less public. They head to Maggie's. When they
get there, Carly tries to avoid explaining things but Mel hammers at her. As
Carly ices her hand, she explains that she had a daughter. Mel's not that
interested. Carly tries explaining why she has been insinuating herself into
her life. Mel begins babbling about how she never had a mommy, but ever
since she got engaged to Philip, she's had more moms than she knows what to
do with. Carly decides to leave. Mel reminds her she was supposed to tell
her something. When Carly tells her she lost her daughter, Mel assumes she
has a dead daughter and must be empathizing with Mia. Mel begins
apologizing. Carly cries and tells her not to apologize. Mel continues
talking about how hard it must be to lose a child. Carly tells her about
Nicholas and then hints that Bo isn't the reason she came back to town.
Carly avoids telling the truth and says that Salem just feels like home to
her. Mel decides that they are sort of friends so she confesses that she
doesn't actually like Vivian.
the townhouse, Rafe packs up his stuff and heads for the door. Sami stops
him before he can escape. She gives him the Saint Anne's medal that the nun
gave her when she was pregnant. "This medal gives me hope," she says. It
makes her feel close to Syd and she thinks he needs that more than she does.
"I can't take this," he says. She begs him to take it. When he does, he
promises not to rest until he finds Syd and brings her home. Maybe then
things can be different for them... She has no idea and begins crying,
insisting that she was only doing the right thing for her daughter. Rafe
leaves. She keeps crying.
accidentally answers EJ's phone when she's at the mansion. Anna babbles
about chocolates. "Do I know you?" Ari asks. Anna hangs up. "What are you
doing?" Elvis demands, accusing her of spying on him. She points out that
they have identical phones. He apologizes. She asks him if he has something
to hide. When he claims he's just under a lot of stress, she asks him who
Anna is. A stupid grin fills his face and then he begins stuttering and
playing dumb. After trying to deflect the question, he explains that Anna is
his brother's widow. She asks him why she said he should come when it's
safe. He clears his throat a lot and dodders through a convoluted
explanation. "I think there is more going on here than you are telling me,"
she says. He explodes. "Just relax," she says, explaining that she can see
in his eyes how much his father has hurt him. She feels sorry for him.
Before she can leave, he asks her not to let anyone known that Anna is in
town. After she's gone, he starts cursing Anna to himself and then calls her
to scream at her. Anna asks him to stop being mean and wonders what they
should do. "Don't you worry about Arianna Hernandez. I'll take care of her,"
shows up at the station to rant to Roman about how worried he is for Ari.
Roman gets offended and claims he's been busy trying to protect her. Brady
decides to go and find her on his own. After he trudges off, Rafe shows up
looking for news. There isn't much so Rafe explains he's left Sami's.
Meanwhile, Brady goes to see Sami. He's looking for Rafe. She explains that
he's not coming back and then flops on the couch to tell him about all of
the fights she's had with Rafe. He heads over to Ari's, where he finds her
in her room. She tells him that she went to thank EJ for saving her and
talks about what a hard time he's been having. He reminds her of what a big
time criminal EJ is. They change the subject to Rafe and Sami breaking up.
Outside, Rafe walks by the pub. EJ stops him and tells him how sorry he is
that he's broken up with Sami again.
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