3rd Week of December Summaries
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December 19, 2011
It's Always About You.
Casa DiMera, Nicole is rummaging around in a bag of Kate's products. Kate
walks in and catches her at it. She tells her that she's a two-time loser
with EJ and she's not good enough to be a DiMera. Elvis interrupts before
they can pummel each other. "You're one expletive away from having your own
reality TV show," he complains. Kate thinks Nicole is a 'bedbug'. EJ asks
them to be civil for the holidays. Kate flounces off. EJ grabs Nicole's
scarf and pulls her into a kiss. He gets her a martini and asks him to make
sure the bar is full for the holidays. When he tells her about his meeting
with John, she doubts he will take the offer. She asks him if he's
responsible for embezzling the money. He squints. She's sure he's capable of
it. EJ won't answer. She understands but worries that secrets and lies could
destroy them. He flashes back to couch sex with Samanther. "There is
something I want to tell you," he says to his wife before saying that the
past is not important. "From this time forward I am going to be honest," he
claims before he explains that he's got a massage therapist for her
upstairs. They smooch and she heads up. Once she's undressed and
blindfolded, a man comes in with a French-Yugoslavian-German-Swedish accent
and starts going over her kinks. When he shoves his hand between her legs,
she kicks him away and he apologizes. As he keeps going over her, she starts
groping his abs and tells him to lock the door and take his shirt off. EJ
gulps. She asks for her happy ending. He strips down. She gropes and tells
him what her husband doesn't know won't hurt him. He has a fit. She laughs
and admits she knew it was him all along. Before he can run away, she pulls
him onto the table for her happy ending.
Titan, Sami gags as her boss flirts with Brady. Once he leaves, Sami objects
to Madison taking the morning off to sleep with the CEO. Madison reminds
Sami that she's her employee and that is none of her business. Sami whines
about how uncomfortable this is for her and warns her that sleeping with
Brady is a big mistake. Madison doesn't want to hear this. Sami won't shut
up so her boss tells her to focus on her job or she'll be looking for a new
one. After Madison walks off, Rafe just calls to say he loves Sami. She
flashes back to boning Elvis, in color this time. When she gets down to the
square, Brady confronts her for getting involved in his personal life. She
says it's his fault for not taking her advice. "You're the last person in
the world I would take romantic advice from," he says. She refuses to accept
that this is none of her business and whines about how it could ruin his
career. "It's always about you. When are you going to change?" he asks. Kate
has stopped a few feet away to eavesdrop. Once he departs, Kate swans over
to say she overheard the argument and knows what a nightmare she must be
living through. She says that Sami has potential and shouldn't let other
people ruin her career. Her talents wouldn't be shortchanged at CW, she
adds. Sami's eyes dart around like she was kicked by a mule.
Back at Titan, Madison gets a call from someone demanding that she keep in
touch more often. Madison goes down to the pub where Brady joins her and
tells her that he told Sami off. He thinks they should just enjoy the
honeymoon stage of their relationship and not worry about Sami.
and Carrie stroll around the square discussing the case. Over in the cells,
John rants about Stefano to Marlena. He throws his chair and declares that
he would rather dissolve Basic Black and pay back his investors than sell
the company to the DiMeras. They go upstairs to meet Rafe and Carrie who
tell them the latest. His lawyer shows them the photo and tell them they
know it was altered. John is happy. Rafe leaves with Marlena and John asks
Carrie to pay back his investors. Marlena returns as his lawyer says he
can't repay anyone because his assets are frozen. Rafe returns as John vows
again never to make a deal with the DiMeras. The guard comes to take John
away. Once he's gone, Marlena senses something else is up. They tell her
about the Alice IOU and how they think it could be John's 'get out of jail
free' card. Marlena's sure John would refuse to use it but Carrie thinks
they may need to make a deal with the devil.
December 20, 2011
the square, Mel helps her dad buy his first Christmas card for Maggie. The
redhead runs over to join them shopping. As she and Mel look around, the
doctor's hands start to shake. The women bustle off to shop and Mel assures her
grandma that Daniel has come to realize his life is better with her in it. Once
they are shopped out, they go to the pub for hot chocolate. Maggie worries about
her and thinks they should talk about her ordeal. Mel opens up, but what really
seems to be disturbing her is her feelings for Chad. She was shocked that he had
feelings for her too. Even if she could, Mel's not sure she would want to stop
her feelings for him.
goes to see his daughter at the hospital. He tells her the distance she put
between them is breaking his heart. She points out his actions have come between
them and this is a waste of time. He sits down and goes on and on about his love
for her. She paces and then slaps his shoulder pads while she sobs. Lexi doesn't
want to forgive him again, particularly with how EJ has been smearing Abe. "When
you go against my husband, you go against me," she says, booting him out. He
smiles to himself and leaves. Daniel drops in. She tells him his results show
that he does not have Maggie's condition. He's not relieved and explains that
he's been having hand tremors. She offers to run more tests. Daniel says that he
may need her to cover for him. For now, he needs to pull himself out of surgical
rotation. They go through all his upcoming hernia operations and deal them to
other doctors. He heads down to the pub and finds Maggie and Mel. They hide the
gift they got him but his mom decides to give it to him. It's a pair of
surgeon's cuff-links. He's moved.
the penthouse, Marlena starts panting when Hope shows her the IOU and explains
her strategy. The shrink is skeptical about this working. Bo explains John will
be sent to the nastiest prison in the state soon so they have to deal with this
now. Marlena moans about how much her husband has been torturing himself over
everything, but she knows he would rather die than take Stefano's help. She
tells Hope to use the card anyway. Although she's been standing right there the
whole time, Rafe has to explain what just happened to Carrie. Marlena gives them
some paperwork and they chat about taking jobs at the university and sticking
around. She and Rafe chat about Will. They're still not sure what's up with him.
She suggests that Will move in with her.
and Hope head to Casa DiMera to hand Stefano the IOU again. "What do you expect
me to do?" he asks. They want him to free John. He refuses. Bo scribbles as Hope
keeps prodding him. Stefano explains that the card was for Alice. Besides,
there's nothing he could do. Hope keeps pushing. He tries to convince them that
they are wasting the card on John and brings up how Hope used to have feelings
for him. The cops won't back down. He still refuses and asks them to go. Hope
keeps going on about this and insists that he knows he has to honor his promise.
He makes some vague remarks and walks away.
December 21, 2011
The Tooth Fairy Is Tapped Out.
Titan, Madison and Brady give a video conference holiday message to her
offices around the globe. Once that's done, Brady wonders where she keeps
her crystal ball and says buying her company was the smartest thing he ever
did. He thinks that she's the whole package. "Are you crushing on me?" she
asks. She doesn't want to label what they have. Madison starts quoting
someone and then vaguely explains who he was before abruptly asking Brady
about how he became a CEO. It wasn't what he planned. He wanted to be an
astronaut so he could find his mom in Heaven. Brady takes her over to the
mansion to show her his telescope. She's impressed by how big it is. He
shows her the constellations and the star that he thought was his mother. "I
have nothing to hide from you," he says. They hug and she tells him how she
used to wish on the stars that her father would come back. He pours them
drinks and they discuss their miserable childhoods. "It's a Christmas
miracle that we turned out to be sane, rational, wonderful people," she
says. They toast. After she gropes his crotch, he suggests they go upstairs
but she'd rather go outside so he can show her the moon.
calls Rafe to complain about all of their bills. He's sure that things will
turn around. "The tooth fairy is tapped out," she moans. He suggests they
cancel their ceremony but she insists that won't cost anything. She stresses
out. Someone comes to her door so she hangs up and answers. It's Kate. "I'm
here to change your life!" she declares. Sami reminds her that the last time
she said that, she put her on death row. Kate offers her a job. Sami reminds
her that they hate each other but Kate insists that she thinks the blond is
a smart cookie and wants her in her company. Kate keeps making her case. "I
want you working for me even if you are you," she says. Sami still refuses
because she can't stand her. Kate offers to double her salary. Sami thinks
she must be plotting with EJ to ruin her life and freaks out. Once she calms
down, Kate tells her that Madison treats her like crap, but she can
understand how difficult it is to raise a bunch of kids. She also wants an
excuse to her grandkids more often. Sami thinks but decides it's too much of
a risk. Kate tells her that money problems will ruin her marriage and she
shouldn't let her stubbornness get in the way of her family. The blond
refuses to make this decision now. "Take the cookies when they're passed,"
at the penthouse, Marlena hands Carrie more files and wishes Stefano was
rotting in jail. Bo and Hope arrive to say that Stefano refused to help, but
dropped a useful clue. Rafe joins them and they try to interpret the clue.
Marlena makes coffee so they can stay up all night brainstorming. Carrie
thanks her for being a mother to her. Marlena is proud of her. They rehash
the past and Marlena is proud that Carrie and her sister aren't fighting
over the same man anymore. Carrie smiles at Rafe. He and the cops keeping
thinking out loud until he realizes what Stefano must have been talking
about. They have to check if the internet was actually active when John was
supposed to have made the transactions.
December 22, 2011
Break In The Case.
the square, Carrie drinks her Christmas coffee and talks about miracles to
Austin. Chad wanders by and they dicuss shopping. He shows them the earings he
got for Abby. Austin threatens to buy his wife a toaster. She says he can buy
her a house for it. As the couple snog, Chad thinks of Mel. They all yammer
about the hostage thing until Carrie rushes off, leaving Austin to apologize for
the contant PDAs. Chad thinks he's lucky and tells him about his miserable
parents. Austin doles out his wisdom concerning women.
meets Mel at the pub to discuss the big secret crush. Abby is feeling bad about
it, but the mystery man makes her heart beat faster. She wishes she could forget
about him because she knows that it will never work out. Mel suggests that she's
just keeping Chad around because he's a sure thing. The topic turns to what a
wonderful friend Mel is and Abby hugs her before leaving to shop. As she walks
through the square, she runs into Austin. She lights up. He asks her how she's
been handling her trauma. She thinks he's done enough for her but he says that
she's special to him and wants to be there for her. That means a lot to her. She
sets up an assignment board for him online.
Chad heads off to the pub and bumps into Mel. She's nervous and hopped up on
caffeine. He thinks they need to discuss what happened between them. Things are
awkward. After much stammering, she says they only kissed because they were
freaked out. They agree to keep it from Abby. He points out that he's wound up
kissing her accidentally a lot. Chad shows her the gift he got for his
girlfriend. They try smiling and insist that all is well between them. This
makes things even more awkward. He walks off. She frowns.
at the penthouse, Rafe and the cops keep going over their leads. Eventually,
Rafe gets inspired. Carrie arrives as Rafe calls his buddy at Interpol to help
him with an idea he has. The cops go off to raid Marlena's fridge and Carrie
tries talking to Rafe about the vow renewal. He doesn't understand why she is so
obsessed about it. They try to figure it out and he wonders if it has something
to do with why Will has been acting out. The cops return and Carrie putters off
to see her husband. She interrupts him with Abby. The young woman looks
terrified as the husband and wife make kissy faces. She gags and decides to run.
Carrie insists that she join them for lunch. Abby wears a smile as Carrie tells
her stories about Austin. Eventually, she escapes. Back at the penthouse, Hope
worries that Bo is thinking of Stefano taunting them. He assures her that he
loves her and they need to put their past behind them so they can have the best
Christmas ever. A call comes in from Rafe's friend with news confirming his
suspicions. They're thrilled.
and Victor visit Daniel in his office. He tells them that he doesn't have MG.
That's a relief to her because she's been worried. When he explains that he's
taking himself out of surgical rotation, she has to wonder why. They drag him
back to the mansion to ply his problems out of him with booze. The doctor tells
them about his tremors and he tries putting them down to stress. He wants this
kept quiet and tells them he is spending Christmas all alone. Maggie gives him a
pep talk. Daniel assures them he will get through all of this. Victor isn't
happy to learn that he's been keeping Mel in the dark about all this. He says
she's been through enough and he'll tell her when he gets the results.
Dec 23, 2011
shows up at the loft as Sami freaks out looking for her shoes. He tries to calm
her. She moans that John will ruin everything like he always does. Meanwhile,
Mel teases Victor and Maggie as they make out at the redhead's. They wish that
Daniel was with them. Mel goes down to the square and meets up with Abby. A herd
of children nearly run over them as they yak about Chad. They walk around and
Abby runs into Austin looking after Allie.
Across the square, Abe checks in with Bo and Hope about John. Hope starts asking
the mayor about his speech tonight. They see EJ and Nicole making out and Lexi
vows not to let them ruin the evening. She runs over to confront her brother but
he assures her he is taking the night off from his campaign. He invites her
family over to Casa DiMera to get Theo's gift. She growls and plods off. Abe
goes up on the podium to call Santa out to see the kids. It's Doug in a Santa
suit. He sits in his throne and tells the children the story of Christmas.
is at the penthouse having flashbacks to the 80s with John when Will shows up.
He wants to take her to the vow renewal. She explains that she wasn't invited.
He wants her there but she doesn't want to ruin Sami's special time. Will
insists and drags her down to the square. He tells her that he's already over
Gabi. She doesn't buy it. Will admits that he loved the idea of being with Gabi
more than the real thing. There are other feelings he's been having that he
can't get rid of... He decides to change the topic. As they walk off, EJ comes
out after eavesdropping. As Will and Marlena approach Sami, she turns as pink as
a spanked bottom and orders her mom to leave. Will pouts as the two mothers
bicker. He insists that they both stay and Sami grudgingly relents. EJ and
Nicole walk by with the kids. Sami corners her eldest son and he starts making
snide remarks about her relationship with EJ. He points out that this is her
fifth marriage and, sooner or later, Rafe will figure out who she really is.
When she demands to know what's going on, he threatens to tell everyone. He
accuses her of being selfish and not caring about anyone else.
On a bench, Bo gives Hope a gift. It's a first edition of the book of poetry he
gave her when she was 18. She loves it. Then he hands her an anniversary gift.
It's some jewelry. Meanwhile, Nicole congratulates EJ on not being a Grinch at
Christmas. He's just happy his life is going well. Marlena paces around the
square and stands under some misteltoe.
the court house, Rafe and Carrie show the judge the information they received
proving that the FBI evidence must have been doctored. She wants her client set
free. The judge has to do some consulting and lets them go. They wait for news
as Rafe gets changed. She does his tie up for him and their eyes meet. She gets
a call from the judge. Later, Rafe runs down to the square and finds Will
confronting Sami. She's in tears so he gets Will to back off. After Will runs
off, John suddenly pops up and surprises Marlena under the mistletoe. He tells
her it's all over. ''It's a real Christmas miracle!'' she exclaims. He finds
Carrie to thank her. EJ and Nicole spot this. He's upset so Bo and Hope come
over to tease him. The cops prance around. Abe and Lexi congratulate John and he
thanks them until Elvis comes over to clap mockingly. He vows to fight this to
the bitter end. Meanwhile, Lexi asks Abe if they can stop by her father's... for
Theo's sake. He understands. Rafe and Sami rejoin everyone. They officially
John and Marlena to the ceremony. John would love nothing better. They gather
around the tree. Abe officiates and Will bites his lip as Rafe makes his vows
and tells his wife she's his everything. She declares that marrying him was one
of the few smart things she's ever done. Will laughs bitterly as she talks about
being faithful. EJ watches from the corner. Abe offers some Alice quotes and
then lets the couple kiss. During a musical montage, Marlena makes Will
grudgingly hug his mom. Sami then grudgingly hugs John. Then, John and Marlena
Bo and Hope go to Horton house. She talks about how much she misses Alice and
how she is still helping them. The family joins them and Doug makes a toast to
the holiday season. Maggie gives Victor a hideous sweater and the Devereax clan
look at photo albums. Over at Casa DiMera, the Carvers arrive to join in the
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