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April 11, 2011
Dealing With Disaster.
the pier, Viv tells Gus how delightful is was to stick it to Carly. They
start plotting to break into Casa DiMera. He tells her Kate will be out for
a facial. "Isn't that like sweeping the beach?" Viv snipes. Later, Philip
and Chloe wander down to the pier and she tells him how nice he is. Viv
returns looking for her scarf and starts sniping at Chloe. "Dealing with her
is like dealing with disaster," she snipes. He threatens to throw her into
the water. Viv continues trashing Chloe. He starts strangling her with her
scarf and then stops and pats her on the back. "When you come to the
waterfront, you run into the scum of the earth," he says as he leads Chloe
away. They go to the pub and she worries about Parker. Philip's more worried
about her and encourages her to go back to singing. A random guitar player
walks in and asks her to sing. She doesn't think she can do it. After some
goading, she goes up and butchers a classic negro spiritual.
At the hospital, Carly thinks of her fight with her son and resists taking
some pills. She dumps them and walks to the nurses' station where she runs
into Lexie, who asks her to work in the OR. Carly thinks that's a bad idea
and talks her way out of it.
goes into Fay's room and tells her she has to die. She wakes up and starts
begging for mercy. He unplugs her machines and tells her that he's not happy
about how things have turned out but there's nothing he can do. He
suffocates her with a pillow and then sneaks out.
and her sister return to Casa DiMera. Nicole continues to wonder what her
mom was trying to tell her. Inside, Elvis complains to his father about
Chad's bad taste in music. When he wanders into the foyer, Nicole is there.
She makes a joke about her car problems but he thinks it's lame. They start
bickering about who should be with Fay right now. The sisters head back to
the hospital. Carly assures them that their mom is sleeping peacefully. They
hear Fay's machine start beeping. The doctors rush in while RoboRafe sneaks
out. EJ arrives and tries to keep the sisters calm. Carly comes out and
tells them their mom is dead. They all go in to see her. Nicole is outraged
and starts blaming Lexie. She demands an autopsy but her sister says she
looks peaceful. EJ holds his wife as she breaks down. Carly explains that
Fay must have suffered an instant, massive stroke. That's not enough for
Nicole. She returns to her mom's side to weep. EJ joins her and assures her
that nothing could have been done. Taylor offers to call Brandon and leaves.
Nicole asks for a moment alone and asks him to be nice to Taylor. When he
wanders out, he tries to comfort Taylor but she doesn't appreciate it and
jumps away. She weeps about losing her mom. He hugs her. Meanwhile, Nicole
promises her mom that she will discover EJ's secret.
RoboRafe goes to the station and Roman lectures him for going out without
his partner. He tells him he's being dumb. RoboRafe tells him not to get his
panties in a wad. Roman has to leave to take a call from Lexie. When he gets
back, he informs RoboRafe that Fay died of natural causes.
and Viv sneak into Casa DiMera. She sends him upstairs and is shocked to
discover Chad on the couch. "You're one of Stefano's past indiscretions, I'm
one of his past wives," she says, claiming she's just there for a visit. He
tells her to leave and ring the bell next time. Stefano returns and he
shudders to see her. He sends his son upstairs and she begins making
excuses. He scowls and threatens her until he gets a call. Once he gives her
the boot, he mumbles to himself, "Dead?" Later, Viv meets up with Gus and
asks him if he found anything he liked in Kate's closet. She lectures him
for screwing up their scheme. He explains that the DiMeras have a jail cell
in their basement. "Who doesn't?" she asks. He explains that it's been used
April 12, 2011
A Dumb Rebound Thing.
of Casa DiMera, RoboRafe thinks about killing Fay when Dario calls and says
he wants to help pay the rent. Inside, EJ checks in on Taylor when he runs
into her in the living room. She doesn't want to talk to him. RoboRafe comes
to the door and tells EJ he has some huge news. Elvis is pissed that he's
there. RoboRafe notices Taylor and walks in to pay his condolences. "I met
her professionally," he explains. She goes up to check on her sister and
Elvis lectures RoboRafe for taking risks. RoboRafe says that his marriage to
Sami won't last much longer. "You have no idea what I'm capable of," he
Mel finds her dad at Java and wonders why he skipped out of a PR meeting
with Jennifer. He thanks her for nagging and changes the subject. She
explains that her reward offer brought in some tips. He's impressed, hugs
her and leaves. She stares at donuts and then jogs outside. When she gets
down to the pier, a masked man with a knife grabs her. He orders her to pull
the reward. Dario runs over and the men pummel each other. The dude runs off
and Dario asks her what that was all about. "I think that was the guy who
killed Arianna," she says. They head to the station. RoboRafe fobs them off
on some other cop, which infuriates Dario. RoboRafe blows up at them and
plods off. "That's so not my brother," Dario comments. He decides to get to
the bottom of this. She insists on going with him. Meanwhile, RoboRafe heads
back to the loft. He sends Johnny to get him a beer.
the hospital, Jennifer thinks of Daniel and then spills her coffee all over
the office when Maxine walks in. They start talking about the doctor. "Damn
that man is fine!" the nurse says. Dr. Jonas shows up. He and Jenn awkwardly
start working. Maxine feels out of place and leaves at the first
opportunity. "I think we need to talk about us," the doctor tells her. Jenn
claims there is nothing to talk about and refuses to be honest about what's
going on. After some prodding, she admits they have chemistry. He thinks it
must just be a dumb rebound thing. They talk about how they don't want to
use each other and agree not to act on their chemistry. After they shake
hands, he heads out and she tells herself that this won't be a problem.
the hall, Carly tells Stefano his latest checkup was really good. He starts
telling her about Chad and how having a child around makes life worth
living. She thinks about her son saying that she was dead to him. She tells
him about her problems and he offers her sympathy until his daughter shows
up. After he leaves, Lexi is weirded out that her friend was just opening up
to Stefano. She suggests that Carly needs a break from work. Carly insists
that she's fine and then claims that she banged her elbow so Lexi writes her
a prescription for pain killers. Carly adds an extra number to it. Later,
she bumps into Daniel and he offers to take a look at her elbow but she gets
goes into her dead mother's room. Holding her hand, she tells her that she
has to find out EJ's secret. Fay leaps up in bed and starts screeching, "You
have to know!" over and over again. Nicole snaps out of it. This was a
dream. Taylor comes in and tells her about the strange vibe downstairs. She
goes back down and tips EJ off that her mom told Nicole something before she
died. He grabs her hand and she tells him they have to keep their distance.
Nicole enters and sends her sister out. She flatly asks her husband what
secret he is keeping from her. He stutters and tells her this isn't
important. Taylor returns and pulls her sister away as Stefano arrives. His
son tells him that something is not right. EJ worries that they can't trust
RoboRafe and then worries about Fay's last words. Stefano is indifferent but
his son keeps panicking.
Taylor and her sister go to the Java Cafe to plan the funeral. They discuss
their mother's last words. Nicole sends her sister away. She tells herself
that she better not share any DiMera secrets with her or she might share the
same fate as their mom. When Nicole gets back home, she listens at the door
as Elvis worries to his father about what Fay knew.
Sounds Good To Me.
the loft, Johnny gets RoboRafe a beer. Sami walks in on this and sends her
son away. She starts lecturing her husband for drinking in the morning. When
she rants at him, he blows up at her and then explains that Fay died. She's
baffled that he cares so much. They repeat the same argument they just had.
It gets heated and he assumes she's looking for a divorce. She explains that
they need some breathing room while she figures things out. She's going to
stay with Eric. "Have a nice trip," he says, turning on the TV.
Casa DiMera, Nicole eavesdrops as Elvis and Stefano discuss their secret
involving Rafe. As she backs away, she bumps into a table and makes some
noise. EJ goes out to investigate and finds his wife. She plays dumb.
Stefano heads off and Elvis does his best to downplay everything. Once
Nicole leaves, she has to keep herself from crying and wonders what the
secret could be. Sami arrives and goes in to see EJ. She's there to offer
condolences and then explains that she is taking the kids to Eric's...
without her husband. EJ senses something is wrong so she says she's just
giving her husband some space. He claims that he's very proud of how she's
handled this situation. Elvis walks her to the door assuring her that all
will be fine. As soon as she's gone, he starts chuckling about this.
shows up at the Safe loft. RoboRafe lets her in. She thanks him for offering
his condolences and appreciates that he's been making an effort to be civil.
Nicole coughs until he goes off to get her some cough drops. She searches
for a spare key and picks up Eric's number. When he returns, she asks him
what's going on so he explains Sami left him. She gives him a hug and he
starts smelling her hair. It takes some effort to get out of his grip. She
offers him a pep talk about his marriage, tells him to take the opportunity
for some 'R & R' and then winks. "Sound good to me," he says before pulling
her into a kiss.
gets his newspaper on the porch and thinks about sex with Hope. She comes
out and they cuddle. They go inside and tell Ciara they need to have a talk
later. When Hope steps away, Theo arrives and Ciara tells him that her
parents are getting divorced so they have to run away today. They get their
stuff ready and Ciara makes up an excuse to send her mom to the attic. She
then manages to outsmart Bo and get him out of the way. Once he's gone, she
and Theo jump on some random truck going by and head off. Moments later, the
parents notice that the children have escaped. They run around yelping.
the hospital, Carly gets defensive when Daniel offers to check out her
elbow. Jenn comes out to add her voice of concern and Carly runs. She slips
away and downs some pills. She starts beating herself up for treating her
friends like ogres. Daniel and Jenn find her and she starts apologizing
before explaining that her son hates her. She insists that today was just a
meltdown but she'll be okay. Her friends hug her and promise to have her
back. Carly heads off to an appointment. Jenn and Daniel hope she's really
okay. She says that it's good that they can work together for their friend.
April 14, 2011
I Can Barely Keep A Straight Face.
Casa DiMera, Elvis tells his father how happy he is that RoboRafe has
finally driven Sami away. They chuckle about it. "I can barely keep a
straight face," EJ gloats. He thinks this is all perfect and they've
outsmarted everyone. Stefano is still worried that Nicole might be onto
them. Elvis fobs that off and explains that he has a funeral to go to. His
father won't be joining him; he'd rather hang out with Chad. Elvis wanders
off and finds Taylor weeping about her mom. He hugs her and wishes he could
make her feel better. "Having you near will make it all better," she says.
They kiss. EJ blushes and heads out. He has a blinking attack at the door
while Taylor licks her thumb.
the Safe loft, Nicole encourages RoboRafe to take advantage of his
separation from Sami for a little 'R&R'. After she winks at him, she starts
kissing her. She pulls herself away and slaps him. He's confused. She drops
some double entendres and says that she will never open up for him. He
apologizes about his messy brainwaves. She agrees to keep this little
incident quiet. After she leaves, she goes off in search of answers about
what's going on. Meanwhile, RoboRafe mutters about how he wants a piece of
Nicole. EJ calls and announces he's coming over. When he arrives, he
congratulates RoboRafe on doing a good job. "I figured it was time for Mr.
Nice Guy to take a vacation," he explains. Elvis is so happy he turns red.
RoboRafe asks him if Nicole will be a problem for him. He explains that she
was just there.
Nicole goes home and tells her sister that everything is wrong. She slumps
and won't explain so her sister nags. Nicole finally explains that the
secret has something to do with Rafe. This baffled Taylor.
Kate is at the pier calling Philip and ordering him to call her back.
Stefano shows up and asks what's wrong. She starts swearing about Philip
going on a date with Chloe. Kate rants about her son being stuck on a
'bipolar piece of garbage' who 'can't even kill herself'. Stefano can't get
a word in as she rails and rails on the diva. He asks her not to poison her
this time and asks her to go and see Chad with him. "He's special," he says
with a smile.
runs into Chad at the pub and says she just got an internship at the
hospital. They talk about biology and she asks him to intern with her. He
informs her that he'll be working with his dad. She gets awkward and wishes
him luck. He guesses that she hates what he's chosen to do. They discuss
almost slipping on Fay's brains in the foyer but he insists that he has to
take his father at his word for now. "Don't jump in with both feet," she
suggests. Kate and Stefano wander in. They join Chad and he informs them
that he's thinking of applying for an internship at the hospital. There's a
horrible pause and then Stefano says that's fine. His son appreciates that.
He leaves to take a call and Kate tells her husband this is all Abby's
fault. She warns him that the Devereux family cause problems. Her husband
thinks she's being quick to judge. She goes back to ranting about Philip and
then advises him to nip things in the bud with Abby before it's too late.
home, Bo and Hope freak out about Ciara outsmarting them and running away
with camping equipment. They assume she must have just taken it to show and
tell. Eventually they realize the kids might have gone camping. After they
run around town, they meet up again once Hope finds a note from their
daughter about why she ran away. He's relieved they weren't kidnapped.
Meanwhile, Abe runs into Lexi at the hospital. She senses something is wrong
but he claims he's fine. His wife knows that he's grieving for Fay and says
that's okay. He has regrets. There are things he wishes he'd done better.
"Maybe the biggest regret is Brandon," he admits. Hope calls and tells Lexi
what happened. The mayor and doctor run over and the four of them
and Theo are in the woods. They set up camp and eat cookies. Her mom calls
but she won't pick up because she's sure it would ruin her parents'
marriage. Theo's scared so she tells him he can go home. He refuses to leave
her. She's sure everything will be better with her gone.
April 15, 2011
walks into the Cheatin' Heart while Philip is on the phone. He tells her
that social services is taking a hardline. She starts to pout about being an
unfit mother but he promises that they will fight for shared custody. He
goes off to see a lawyer. Kate walks in and lashes out at Chloe, accusing
her of being a barfly and trying to seduce her son. "Did you save that
brownie recipe?" Chloe asks. They bicker and Kate swears she won't let her
suck the life out of Philip. Chloe throws a martini in her face. "Toodeloo!"
Casa da Bo, Lexi freaks out about her son running away with Ciara. Bo tries
to keep a lid on things but the doctor throws all the blame on Ciara. The
parents blame themselves and try to think things through. Lexi suggests they
actually try finding them. Roman shows up to say they've had no luck in the
search. Lexi leaves to check the hospitals and Hope returns to blaming
herself. A call comes in from the hospital so they run off. Lexi and Abe are
already there. Maxine describes the kids that were brought in but they
aren't the right ones. Meanwhile, Bo figures out that the clues they need
must be at home somewhere. They run around the house, hack into their
daughter's email and search for messages to Theo. Everything is spelled out
there but where they were going. The Carvers return and Hope tries calling
her daughter again.
the Safe loft, EJ starts quizzing RoboRafe about why Nicole was there. When
RoboRafe taunts him, Elvis throws him at the wall and demands to know
everything. RoboRafe says she just dropped by to thank him. EJ leaves
angrily. He meets with his father and fills him in. Stefano suggests that
they kill two birds with one stone. They call RoboRafe over and announce
that it's all over. They hand him a wad of cash with a new ID and he
snickers. Before he can leaves, Elvis stops him. They bicker and then EJ
explains that he has to make a believable exit and that means saying goodbye
to Sami's family. Stefano has to tell him what to say to Roman. RoboRafe
jokes around and tells them 'it's been real' before he plods off. "I miss
him already," EJ says.
Casa DiMera, Taylor is baffled when Nicole explains that their mom's secret
involved Rafe. Taylor is sure that this can't be anything good. They go back
to discussing the funeral and Nicole sits down, exhausted. She sends her
sister off to run errands. Nicole sits and think until her mom's ghost
appears. It dawns on Nicole that EJ finally got rid of Rafe. She questions
the ghost and wonders if her husband could have tried to kill Rafe and
messed up his brain. She's determined to see Rafe again and find out what
happened. EJ and Stefano show up. Stefano pays his condolences and walks
away. Nicole tells her husband how compassionate he has been and remarks
that his grieving for her mother is remarkable. "When you're in pain, I'm in
pain," he claims. This soon turns into her accusing him of thinking her
sister is a better person than her.
in the woods, Theo is scared and wants to go home. Ciara says that's not
possible and assures him all will be well. A deer walks by and she assures
him all is well. Her mom keeps calling but she won't pick up. She gets up
and fails to walk properly, tripping over herself and hitting a rock. He
tries to wake her up.
the pub, Will shows Maggie pictures of Allie. He fills her in on all of the
chaos in his family. Gabi sticks her nose in. Taylor shows up and Maggie
pays her condolences. She starts encouraging her to get someone special in
her life. When Taylor gets back to Casa DiMera, EJ is trying to rush her
sister to the airport. Nicole wants to run an errand but he orders her to
get on the plane.
RoboRafe goes home, has a beer and decides to leave town without saying
goodbye. He says goodbye to the loft and heads for the door, "Salem, my work
here is done. Adios!" Before he can leave, Gabi and Will show up. He tells
them that he was just leaving for a vacation. His sister starts ranting at
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