January 3, 2011
Everything Is Different Now.
and Steph are rolling around in their hotel bed in Baltimore. He gets up to
have a shower and her mom starts calling. She realizes what this must be
about and lets it go to voice mail. Nate returns and offers her a chocolate
bar but she's not in the mood. He guesses something must be up. She suggests
they get married tonight. This shocks him. He starts to stutter but agrees
to a New Year's Day wedding. When he climbs out of bed to get champagne, she
checks her messages and hears that her grandma had a stroke.
goes to Casa da Chloe and asks to see his son. She brings the kid out and he
introduced himself to Parker, promising to do right by him. He promises the
baby that he will be around a lot. Chloe points out that Daniel is still
legally Parker's father. Philip doubts he's coming back and says she's
deluding herself if she thinks he is. "Everything is different now.
Forever," he insists. Later, when Daniel returns home, Chloe runs over and
kisses him. "You're dreaming you lying slut. You didn't think I would come
back to you for real, did you?" he asks. She wakes up.
runs into Kate at the pub and the redhead makes vague remarks to her about
Victor. Kate plays along as she gets her takeout order and then bustles off.
As soon as she gets outside, she calls Victor and leaves a message asking
him what's going on.
the mansion, Mel tells her dad that Philip and Chloe can't look after a
goldfish let alone a child and he should sue for custody. Daniel tells her
to stop and says that taking away the child would be wrong. He promises that
they will help each other through this. He leaves. She cries and then
smashes her wedding picture. Philip shows up and tells her not to leave. She
declares that they have nothing to talk about and storms off. Kate arrives
and wonders what's going on. He pours himself a drink and explains. "Oh God
no!" she gasps as he admits that he's the father of the baby. She blames
Chloe and has another drink. "What's next, besides 'Jerry Spinger'?" she
asks. He vows to get Mel back. She promises to support him no matter what.
Meanwhile, Mel shows up at the pub and Maggie gives her a hug. Mel feels
cursed and wishes she hadn't given up Nathan.
Casa DiMera, EJ gives Nicole another ultimatum about choosing between Syd
and Brady. She asks if he loves her. "Madly. Deeply. You complete me," he
says mockingly. He doesn't actually love her, like her or lust after her.
She demands to know how their getting married could be good for the
children. He's not forthcoming but assumes she's made her choice. He leaves
her to say goodbye to Syd. She calls Brady to arrange a meeting and exchange
'I love yous'. They meet at the pier, which is decorated for a party but no
one else is there. He soon guesses that she is there to dump him, the only
man who has ever truly loved her, and go to EJ 'Scum of the Earth' DiMera.
Brady thinks she should tell EJ to go to hell but she's willing to give up
everything in her life for Sydney. She kisses him goodbye and walks away.
When she returns to Casa DiMera, EJ orders her to get changed so he can take
her out and show off his bride-to-be.
the loft, Sami and Rafe discuss the new year. She gets a call about her
grandma and they run off to the hospital. Sami is left alone with Caroline.
With some difficulty, Caroline says that she's not sorry for what she did.
Sami and Rafe go home and decide to go to the fireworks show together. They
go down to the pier, make out and talk about how great the future will be.
EJ and Nicole arrive. Rafe wants to leave but Sami thinks the other couple
should leave. She starts to rant and insult Nicole. This becomes too much
for Nicole and she chucks her champagne at Sami. EJ chuckles. Rafe pulls his
wife away and dries off her chest. They starts making out. EJ stares. The
crowd counts down and he kisses Nicole as Brady stares at them. EJ pops some
balloons and then loudly announces that Nicole is going to become his wife
January 4, 2011
Never, Never, Never.
home, Rafe calls Carly to ask about Bo but she insists that she hasn't heard
anything. Outside, Sami calls Mary to get the latest on Johnny and Syd. She
then goes into the loft and chats to Rafe about her worries about EJ's next
move. She rants about how Nicole is poison and she won't let her near her
kids. He has to go to work, but he's afraid of leaving her alone in case she
does something stupid. She promises to try not to. Sami goes down to the pub
where Brady is arguing with Mr. 'Dipstick' on the phone. He pours some booze
in his coffee and then tells her about how Nicole is making his life a
misery. Brady explains that they faked their break-up before but now it's
real. She thinks it's weird that Nicole broke up with him and encourages him
to fight for the woman he loves. He refuses to do anything. She keeps
encouraging him to fight but he won't be a glutton for punishment anymore.
Instead, he encourages her to get creative and make EJ wish he was dead.
When he leaves, she calls Mary and asks her if EJ is going out today.
Casa DiMera, Nicole admits to EJ that she's a bit overwhelmed to become his
wife again. He hands her an engagement gift. It's a bracelet. He slips it on
her. "Now I'll always know where you are," he says, explaining that it's a
monitoring bracelet. She thinks this is disgusting. "Thank you," he says,
reminding her that this is the only way she can be with Syd. Nicole hates
all of this but is going along with it anyway. He hints it won't be a
marriage in name only and pulls her into a kiss. Nicole swoons a bit. EJ
sips his OJ. She starts to worry what he will do with her after he wins his
little battle with Samanther. He chuckles and assures her that he gave her
his word. Stefano wanders in and wonders what's up. Elvis tells Nicole to
run an errand. Once she's gone, EJ breaks the news that he's marrying her.
"Never, never, never ho ho," Stefano grumbles. He reminds him of what
happened last time they were married. Elvis insists that he has total
control now and what he's doing will drive Sami crazy. His father is against
it anyway. When EJ insists that this has nothing to do with love, Stefano
isn't so sure and thinks he still loves Sami. He thinks they should just
move to Argentina but EJ refuses to surrender his turf. When Stefano leaves,
Johnny comes in and his father informs him that he is marrying Nicole.
Johnny doesn't like that idea. Meanwhile, Stefano takes a stroll down to the
pier and overhears Sami on the phone telling Brady that he's welcome to use
her place for his rendezvous with Nicole.
the cabin, Bo and Hope look at a map and try to figure out how far away the
gas station is. He's going to go and try the pay phone there and then try to
work out a deal for her. She'll peacefully go back to a different jail as
long as Warden Jane is investigated. He hands her Ciara's barrette and tells
her to think of their daughter and how they will get out of this. After he
leaves, Ciara rushes in and hugs her mom. Hope promises to make up for
missing the holidays. Ciara wonders if she is back together with Bo. Hope
wakes up. This was just a dream.
is at the jail chatting to the warden about the escapees. Jane is not
worried and assures her that justice will be served. Rafe makes himself
comfortable and explains that he is not temporary commander. She reminds
'acting commander Hernandez' that he's not in charge of the manhunt and has
no jurisdiction. Rafe claims he wants to bring Bo to justice. He accuses her
of having something to do with the escape. She gives him the boot. Ben calls
to hound her for some organs. She doesn't appreciate
it and tells him he'll have to find another way to save his patients.
Meanwhile, Jenn wanders around and wonders what she should do. Rafe heads
over to the church and finds Nicole praying for some guidance. He tells her
that she's doing the wrong thing and warns her that EJ will betray her as
soon as he's ruined Sami. She tells him to pray that Sami doesn't
Ben runs into Carly at the hospital and asks her if she's in some kind of
trouble. She glosses over the Bo situation and they change the topic to his
patients until she gets a call. It's Bo and he needs her help. He asks her
to talk to Roman and have him get in touch with him. She says she loves him.
He says he's grateful she's on his side and then hears something that makes
him sure the line was tapped. Bo rushes back to the cabin to tell Hope they
need to run. Simultaneously, one of Jane's henchman tells her about the call
that Bo made and says that they are on his trail. Back at the hospital, Jenn
and Ben catch up and he asks her out for some 'just friends' coffee
January 5, 2011
One Woman Plague.
and Steph are on the plane back to Salem worrying about her grandma. She was
hoping they would be married by the time they got back. He says her grandma
can come to their wedding this way. Meanwhile, Roman and Kayla are in their
mom's hospital room. He leaves and she starts blaming herself for her mom's
stroke. Caroline wakes up and starts gasping Steph's name. "Tell her stay
away!" she says. Kayla says it's too late. She wanders out to see her
brother and Roman is sure that more happened than their mom is letting them
know. Steph suddenly walks in and her mom rushes over to hug her. Kay
explains that the whole truth came out. She bustles off to look at the MRI
results and Nate comes over to tell Steph that the truth is all over the
finds Daniel alone at the hospital. The doctor asks him to help with Chloe.
"She's a one woman plague," Victor says. Daniel needs someone to look after
Chloe and the baby and thinks the family should pick up the bill. Victor
says that won't happen. He'd like to help but Vivian controls all of Titan's
money and assets. He offers to set up a trust fund when he can. Victor tell
him that he doesn't deserve any of this happening to him. Daniel doubts
Lucas feels that way. Victor says the kid isn't his problem but the doctor's
feelings for the wee one have not gone away.
her sweat clothes, Chloe stares out her window in a daze until Nicole
arrives at the door. She comes in and the diva walks around in a trance.
"I've lost Daniel which means I've lost everything," Chloe says. She tells
her the whole story. Nicole's shocked and baffled. Chloe worries Daniel
won't be able to get past any of this. Nicole's sure he never will. Chloe
thinks she's being mean but her friend tells her to get past it and figure
out how she can go it alone. Nicole accidentally gives her a gift for Syd so
she's forced to explain that she's moved back into Casa DiMera and she's
getting married. "That's wonderful," Chloe says, hugging her. If EJ can
forgive her, then maybe Daniel can forgive her too... Nicole tells her this
marriage has nothing to do with trust or forgiveness. Later, Daniel shows up
and Chloe asks him if he's coming back. He looks at the baby and then
explains that he is only there to say goodbye. She weeps. The baby stares at
Daniel and he tries to avoid eye contact.
wanders down to the pier and hears Stefano . She fakes a call Brady to say
that he can make-out with Nicole in her apartment whenever he wants. Stefano
interrupts. She gets off the phone and they bicker. He advises her not to
make personal calls in public spaces and then walks away singing. She laughs
to herself, "Hook, line and sinker." She goes home and plants some trashy
clothes that she thinks Nicole would wear so that EJ can come and find them
and throw Nicole out.
Casa DiMera, EJ tells Johnny that he's going to marry Nicole. Johnny doesn't
want another mom so his father tries to convince him it could be a lot of
fun. The little boy wonders if he loves Nicole as much as Sami. "That's an
interesting question," EJ says as be starts blinking and comes up with a
convoluted answer. Johnny wanders off as Stefano comes in. He tells his son
that Nicole is still seeing Brady. EJ walks off and heads straight to Sami's
where he quickly finds the clothes she planted. Smugly, he tells her that he
knows everywhere that his fiancee has been. He asks her to back off so
Nicole can raise her children for her and repeats that she will be a better
mom than she ever could be. Sami says he'll never have Nicole's heart. He
doesn't care about her heart, he just wants her butt in his house.
Meanwhile, Nicole returns to Casa DiMera and Stefano confronts her about
Brady. They bicker and she refuses to leave when he tells her to pack. She
takes a drink. He tells her the jig is up so she shows him the tracking
device she's wearing and tells him he's a moron for letting Sami dupe him.
As she vows to look after the kids, Johnny sneaks out the front door.
the pub, Jennifer tries to keep herself from reading Jack's blog. She rants
at her computer as Ben wanders in and teases her. He tells her that a
walkabout is a process and what Jack is going through should be good for
him. She's annoyed that he never bothers mentioning her in his blog. Jenn's
fed up with talking about Jack and changes the subject to Ben. All he thinks
about is being a doctor and how frustrating it can be. He complains about
how there aren't enough organ donors in town. She says he can't have her
organs but she agrees to get to know him better another time.
January 6, 2011
Everything Is Too Late.
is at the mansion drinking when Philip wanders in. Pretty soon, Brady is
confronting him about the affair. Philip already feels bad. Brady makes him
feel worse by punching him in the face. They starts pounding on each other
until Viv comes in and ends the fighting. Philip says she's to blame for
this and explains why. He rants at Viv until Brady throws up his arms and
walks out. Viv tells Philip that she can see everyone has suffered enough so
she won't seek more revenge. He tells her to go to Hell and storms off.
Meanwhile, Brady meets Kate at the pub. She notices he's been punched.
"Philip and I were celebrating the birth of your grandchild," he says. He
then explains that he's got things prepared to fly Vivian away. Back at the
mansion, Viv gets a call about Titan. After the call, she arranges to have
the jet fueled up. Gus shows up and she explains that she has to represent
Titan in Bermuda. They get on the jet and he tries to feed her caviar. She's
not in a good mood; being in a sarcophagus gave her claustrophobia. As they
fly, they hit a lot of turbulence and she suspects that something is wrong.
Gus gets sick and goes to the bathroom. The pilot comes in and says there
has been a change in the flight plan. He hands her the phone and Brady
informs her that he's taking Titan back. She's furious. The pilot gives her
a jumpsuit and leads her to the door. She and Gus are thrown out with
Maggie goes home and finds Mel polishing her silver. She can't face the
world. Maggie tells her to hold her head up high. "Everything is too late,"
Mel says. Later, Philip shows up and asks Maggie if he can see his wife.
She's not going to let him in but Mel asks him in. Maggie gives him a
lecture and then leaves them alone. Mel advises him to stay out of his new
son's life before he hurts him just like everyone else. She orders him out.
He leaves saying that he's never loved anyone the way he loved her.
finds Steph at the hospital and tells her the truth about Parker is out. He
can't understand why Caroline did what she did. He's buzzed away to the ER
and Kayla pops up. Her daughter worries that the rest of the truth will come
out and ruin her future with Nate. Steph doesn't know how her mom could have
let this happen and says she will never forgive her if Nate goes back to Mel
over this. Caroline suddenly wakes up and begins berating Kayla, telling her
to leave everyone alone. She convulses and her machines ring. Nate comes in
and stabilizes her. He asks how they upset her and wonders if she needs a
counselor. She wants a priest. Nate leaves and Steph thanks her mom for
keeping her mouth shut before trailing off to see Nate. She talks to him and
soon discovers that he didn't know that Chloe's one night stand was with
Philip. His jaw drops when she accidentally spills that detail. Maggie shows
up and Steph hurries back to her grandma. Nate wonders how Philip could have
hurt Mel like this. "She's better off without him," he says. He heads
straight to Maggie's to see Mel.
Casa DiMera, Stefano chuckles after Nicole tells him about the tracking
device EJ gave her. She's willing to put up with it for the kids. As they
bicker, Johnny slips out the front door. Stefano wishes his son wasn't
marrying a 'putana' but she says he will never get a love match. As they
argue, Mary comes in looking for Johnny and explains that he's gone.
Meanwhile, Rafe is in his office. One of the cops starts lugging in the
boxes of files on the DiMeras. Johnny shows up and the cop explains a squad
car found him and dropped him off. He wants his mommy.
is at the Safe loft telling Sami that her attempt to make him think Nicole
was with Brady was pathetic. They start bickering about the children. She
doubts Johnny's thrilled with things. He's smug. She gets threatening.
Stefano calls and tells his son that Johnny ran away. Simultaneously, Sami
gets a text from Rafe saying her son is at the station. EJ rushes home and
his father fills him in. Elvis begins ranting at Nicole for losing his son.
Eventually, he gets a call telling him his son is at the station. Over at
the station, Rafe gives Johnny a juice box and they hang out. Sami arrives
as her son says that he doesn't want Nicole to be his mom. She makes him
promise not to run off like this again. Taking Rafe aside, she suggests that
they take the boy and run. Rafe tells her she can't do that. She tells her
son that she'd like to take him home but he needs to stay in one place while
he gets better. EJ and Nicole arrive and he pulls his son out of Sami's arms
before handing him to Nicole. She leaves with the child and Sami lectures EJ
about how he can never stop their son from loving her. "I don't have to make
Johnny stop loving you, you'll take care of that," he says. She tells him
that Johnny is a Brady and this is not the end.
January 7, 2011
I'm Queen Of This Island!
and Hope sneak onto a boat and hide in the galley as someone follows them
in. Bo whips out his gun and prepares to fire. It turns out that their old
friend Leo is the guy who was following them. He says that the state
troopers are on the way but they should be able to escape on a boat. Hope
tells him the prison story and he asks them about their plans for the
warden. He sets up a laptop for them, tells them they make a great team and
leaves. Bo gets nostalgic about their time on boats but that makes Hope
uncomfortable. They hack into the warden's cellphone records and discover
her alternate account. All the calls are made to a single number. They go
into the police computer system and track the number but come up empty.
the prison, Jane and Lee startle Jenn when she catches her in her office.
Jenn makes an excuse and then bustles away. Lee starts dissing Jenn and
assumes she's hiding something. She urges her to do a background check on
Jenn but Jane thinks they're safe. Ben calls and starts demanding a kidney.
She offers to call him back and hangs up. Lee informs her that a prisoner
just collapsed and they could scoop up her organs. Jane's reluctant. Over at
the hospital, Ben runs into Jenn and she guesses something is wrong. He
worries about a patient. Later, Jane calls to say that they have the kidney
for him. That puts a smile on his face.
At the mansion, Brady laughs after receiving a call. He informs Kate that
Viv and Gus were dropped out of the plane. They laugh and then have
cocktails and talk about the evils of Viv. She thinks Chloe is to blame for
her own problems and decides to go and put some salt in her wounds.
travel has become unbearable," Viv says as she gets out of her parachute.
Gus tries to climb out of his and they look around the island they landed
on. "I'm Vivian Alamain and I'm queen of this island!"
she declares. They decide to split up to search the space. There's nothing
to be found. Viv groans. She orders Gus to forage for fruits, make shelter
and fire. Gus gets fed up and they start bickering. She hears a plane and
they start jumping to get its attention. It drops some supplies for them and
she vows to survive.
drops by Maggie's to see Mel. She hugs him and sobs. They sit down and she
tells him he was right about Philip all along and she made a big mistake.
She hates how stupid she's been. He wants to help her out but she reminds
him he's marrying Steph and moving away. After he leaves, Brady shows up.
They eat casserole, talk about her problems and drink milk. He wonders if
she loves Philip as much as she claims considering her feelings for Nate.
She stutters and says that ship has sailed.
is at the hospital confronting Steph about how his life has turned to crap
and she played a role in it. They go back to her place so he can lecture
her. He assumes that she knew what her grandma did and kept the fact that
Parker is his son from him. She tells him to keep his mouth shut about this
or it will blow up in his face because Nate will dump her and Mel will turn
to him. As he offers to stay quiet, Nate arrives at the door and eavesdrops
on them. After Philip leaves, Nate glares in at Steph as her mom calls and
they discuss the wedding. When she goes off to the kitchen, he sneaks into
her email and finds a note to Ian begging him to keep their secret. Nate
heads out. Later, Kayla arrives and her daughter tries on her dress. Steph
promises to be on the straight and narrow from now on. After Kay leaves,
Nate kicks the door open.
is at her place crying as she packs. She starts looking at pictures of
Daniel washing Parker and promises the baby they can be happy again. There's
a knock at the door and she gets her hopes up. However, it's only Kate. She
pushes in to see her grandson and admires his dimples. As she chats with the
baby, Chloe gets fed up and takes him away to put him to bed. "I'm going to
have to do something about that name... and Chloe. I have plans for you
too," she grumbles to herself. The diva returns and Kate suggests that she
leave town and leave the baby with her and Philip. Chloe tells Kate to stop
complicating her life. Kate offers her money and then lectures her for all
of the lives she's ruined. "No one wants you here," Kate says. The diva
thinks the doctor will forgive her and that makes Kate laugh. As she piles
up the insults, Philip arrives and yells at his mom to shut up. After he
sends her away, he gives Chloe a hug and offers to help her out. She's
determined to stay there.