walks into the mansion and finds Kate with her tote bag. He wonders if she's
off to visit one of her 'on-line friends'. She informs him she's going to
Stefano's. "I didn't know you needed money that much," he says. Kate snaps
and tells him what happened to Johnny. He worries about Viv but she says
that she won't be a problem. She takes out a map to show him the island
where she stranded Viv. After she leaves, Maggie shows up to get some of
Mel's things. She makes snide remarks about Kiriakis men and he accuses her
of hitting him below the belt. Maggie starts asking where Vivian is and he
feigns ignorance. She looks at the map, sees 'VA' written on it and demands
to know what he did.
January 17, 2011
One Man Population
drifts around Casa DiMera and sighs. Stefano finds him and they discuss
Johnny and EJ has a drink. He tells his father about his negotiations with
God and that he offered to end his feud with Sami to save his son. This
means that he will let her be part of the children's lives. Stefano knows
they all need some peace. He asks his son how long the 'contract' he's
signed with God is for. EJ says it's forever. Stefano wonders if he will
still marry Nicole. EJ's just trying to keep himself together. His father
hugs him. Kate walks in and Stefano says she's spending the night. She
fusses over Stefano and he goes off to test his blood. Elvis pours Kate a
drink. She promises to keep her distance from him. "Thank you. I don't
really care," he says. As he's about to leave for the hospital, Carly calls
to say they are ready to take off his son's bandages.
the island, Gus yells at Vivian to shut up. He's shocked when he looks in
their cooler and finds all of the food gone. She explains that the food and
water are being rationed. The Duchess isn't happy to find that she has to
have 'Smeat' for dinner and only Gus has the can opener. He tries to walk
away from her but he can't. "Oh Gus! What's happened to us? Here, eat Smeat,"
she says. He offers to prepare her dinner and eat after.
walks into Maggie's as Steph is throwing Mel around the room. He stops their
fighting. The women bicker until he sends Steph away. Brady tells Mel that
she's being a brat. She grabs her planned parenthood forms off the floor and
he demands to see them. "Philip Kiriakis: one man population explosion," he
jokes. It's not funny. She cries into his chest and asks him to keep her
secret. He offers to be her friend through whatever she decides. She has no
clue what's next but starts to worry that Chloe might have figured out her
secret. Meanwhile, Steph heads to the hospital and confronts Nate for
dropping his new job for Mel. They bicker all the way to the pub about how
manipulative Mel is and she stares at his hair. He tells her to take
responsibility for her own actions for once. She can't believe she tried so
hard to hold onto him. He swans out.
Chloe meets Carly at the hospital and is happy to hear that her hearing went
well. Carly's sure she's just there to see Daniel and tells her he's on a
break. Chloe keeps talking until the doctor reminds her that they aren't
friends anymore. She goes down to the pier and runs into Philip. He offers
to look after the baby while she looks for Daniel. "Just forget that he's
you son!" she blurts out. She stutters and tells him to stay away for
everyone's sakes. He says she's delusional if she thinks Daniel will take
her back. Chloe tells him she thinks Mel is pregnant because she got sick.
"She might have got sick for being in the same room with you," he points
out. She thinks he has the right to know if he knocked her up. Later, Brady
wanders by and they talk about how much they have changed... and not for the
Mel goes to the hospital and runs into her mom. They talk about her hearing
and Johnny's surgery. "If you had to do it over, would you still have me?"
Mel asks. Carly says that she's the best thing that ever happened to her and
she can only hope that she will have a daughter who will show her such
happiness. Melanie goes home and puts her planned parenthood papers in the
trash. Philip shows up. "You have to tell me: are you carrying our baby?" he
January 18, 2011
this is a good trip," stoned Bo says after Jane's shot him
up with sodium pentothol. He begins telling her that her
plan will never work. She pounds on his face for awhile. He
spits out some teeth and tells her where Hope is. She rushes
off, but Hope's long gone. Jane isn't happy and returns to
the garage. Bo taunts her and calls her names. She decides
to call the boss. Meanwhile, Hope's on the boat when she
realizes that her computer has been attacked and the warden
is onto her. She hears footsteps. It's Leo. He has a special
phone for her and offers his help. She writes him a note and
tells him to go to the address on it. Later, he calls her to
say that he found signs of struggle.
and Nicole arrive at the hospital and Daniel informs them
that Johnny is still sleeping. Lexi wonders where their
father is. He explains that he's not feeling well and Kate
is looking after him. She warns him that his son may still
have to struggle with his sight. EJ refuses to believe that.
He mopes. Nicole tries to keep him together but he doesn't
see why she cares about how he feels. Down the hall, Rafe
tells Sami that Johnny will overcome anything that happens
to him. They join EJ and Nicole to see Johnny's bandages
come off. Only the parents are allowed in to see him. Daniel
slowly takes off his bandage and makes him count his
fingers. Johnny does well and his parents leap on him with
kisses. Sami thinks they should have a big party. Rafe and
Nicole are let in. EJ hugs his son and they decide to let
him get some rest. He kisses Nicole and tells her that he
can't thank her enough for everything. She thinks they
should set a new wedding date and he agrees to talk about it
later. Judge Fitzpatrick calls and he informs her that the
wedding is being postponed. He returns to Johnny's room
alone. In the waiting room, Sami thanks Nicole for saving
her son. Nicole's afraid that there's no place for her in
EJ's life now that he's made peace with Sami. "You win," she
says. After Nicole mopes away, Sami asks Rafe not to disrupt
things too much by digging into the DiMeras' dirty dealings.
As they make out, EJ glares at them. Meanwhile, Nicole heads
back to Casa DiMera to tell Syd everything that's happened.
Although she doesn't have a place in her life anymore, she
says that she will never lose her.
On the island, Gus wakes Viv and they spot a plane overhead.
It drops another crate of supplies at them. As Viv moans in
dread, Gus discovers there is wine in the crate and she gets
excited. There's no corkscrew though so she assumes it was
sent as torture. She pulls the cork out with her teeth and
the mansion, Maggie question Victor about what he's done to
Viv. She guesses he's stranded her on an island. He claims
he had nothing to do with it. Maggie thinks he's being
wretched and has to put a stop to this and rescue poor Viv.
He assures her that Viv is fine. She's disgusted and rails
at him but he refuses to bring Viv back because she's too
dangerous. Maggie offers to make a deal with him. He takes
her hand and she offers to have dinner with him if he brings
his wife back safe and sound.
shows up at Maggie's to ask Mel if she's pregnant. She
claims she isn't. Thinking about him just makes her sick. He
assumes that she was never going to tell him she was
pregnant. She tells him that he has no say in what she does.
She's keeping the baby, but it won't have anything to do
with him. He tells her that he's grown up a lot since the
last time he had a crack at fatherhood. Philip asks her to
give them a chance to have the kind of family they have
never had. She claims she doesn't love him anymore and never
and Jenn are at the pub having coffee and muffins. She asks
him about his volunteer work at the prison. He suggests that
she stay away from that place; sweet and beautiful women
shouldn't be hanging out there. She hasn't heard a line like
that for awhile. Nate walks in and Ben prompts him to get
his aunt to volunteer at the hospital. Nate explains that
she already does. This confuses Ben. He announces he has to
go and leaves his phone behind. Hope later calls it and is
shocked to hear Nate pick it up.
January 19, 2011
the loft, Will tells Gabi the good news about Johnny and
they hug. They make out and Chad suddenly shows up to say
that he's won some concert tickets and asks them to go with
him. They tell him about Johnny and point out that he's his
nephew. Chadsworth doesn't want to talk about it and rushes
out. He goes over to the hospital and sneaks into Johnny's
room to give him a gift. Back at the loft, Will and Gabi
bake cookies and make out.
Casa DiMera, Nicole is hanging out with Syd when Chloe shows
up. Nicole updates her about Johnny and the latest EJ and
Sami truce. After Nicole puts Syd to sleep, she tells the
diva how screwed she is going to be when it comes to the
kids. Chloe urges her to turn to Brady for help. Nicole
thinks that ship has sailed but Chloe thinks that love makes
forgiveness happen. The blond doubts that. Chloe babbles
about how forgiving Daniel will be. The diva decides to run
off and see him. Nicole thinks that will only make things
worse. They bicker and Chloe tells her to get pro active or
she'll end up alone. After she storms off, Nicole calls
Brady and asks to see him. She heads over to the mansion and
tells him the latest about Johnny. When she tries to get
some sympathy, he tells her that she's alone and that's
exactly what she deserves. She tries begging but he yells at
her to leave and never come back.
the hospital, EJ glares at Sami and Rafe making out and then
stumbles away to arch his eyebrows and think about getting
rid of Rafe. Stefano wanders over and EJ says he's finally
figured out what to do about Rafe. They go to see Johnny and
Nono Stefano tells his grandson that they should go on
vacation and make sand castles. Meanwhile, down the hall,
Sami bounces around about how excited she is to have her
kids back. Rafe bursts her balloon by reminding her that she
can't trust Elvis. They walk into Johnny's room and
interrupt him time with Stefano. "Ay ay ay ay..." Stefano
groans. He and EJ file out. They go back to Casa DiMera
where EJ explains that Sami isn't the problem, Rafe is. He
claims that Rafe will poison the kids against him. Stefano
thinks he's more concerned about getting back in Sami's bed.
Elvis claims the only thing he feels for Sami is disgust but
the kids need a mom... but not a second father. Stefano has
an idea that will be even more destructive and effective
than killing Rafe. They need to change Rafe so much that it
changes his relationship with Sami forever. Meanwhile, Sami
and Rafe go down to the pier and worry. She thinks Stefano
could sway his son in a bad direction. They decide to
returns to his place and flops on the couch. Mel calls and
says that she needs to talk to him in person. As she gets
off the phone and tells herself she has to tell her father
about being pregnant, Maggie walks in and overhears her. Mel
cries on her shoulder but Maggie says this is a blessing.
She's sure that Daniel will eventually get over his anger.
Mel refuses to let him get over his anger at Chloe. Mel
worries that even the smartest guys turn into idiots around
Chloe's 'assets'. Maggie says that her dad has been around
the block a few times and she should keep her butt out.
at Daniel's, the doctor tries to sleep on the couch but gets
a pacifier stuck in his ear. He sadly thinks of the baby and
then falls asleep. Chloe slips in, lights some candles and
wakes him up with her cleavage. They make out and then he
pulls away. She tells him to give in. This was all a Chloe
fantasy though. When she slips in and finds him sleeping,
she undoes her shirt and starts blowing in his ear. He
twitches and knocks her on the floor. She tells him they can
still work things out but he wants to be alone. Chloe swears
that she will never lie to him again but he can't believe
that. Mel arrives. Daniel makes Chloe give him her key and
leave. Mel cries to him and he promises to be there for her.
January 20, 2011
Where Is Victor Kiriakis?
wanders around and calls Mel to say that he will never
believe it's over for them. "You need to have your head
examined!" Carly blurts out as she interrupts. She rants at
him and he tries apologizing and explaining. He guesses that
she doesn't know the latest and then rants at her for
everything she's done wrong, like abandoning her daughter,
killing a man and breaking up a marriage. They compare who
has ruined Mel's life more. Carly tells him to stay away and
storms off as Kate walks over after hearing him mention the
pregnancy. He claims the baby will bring his wife back to
him. They sit down and she tells him not to get his hopes
up. He's optimistic anyway. After mocking her fashion sense,
he offers to take her home. She explains that she's staying
with Stefano. He's cool with that.
is at Daniel's. Her father assures her that he's not angry
with her and advises her not to let her anger get in the way
of the baby's future. "You have got to find a way to make
peace with Philip," he encourages. Mel cringes and wants to
throw things. Her father tells her that she doesn't want to
deal with anger and pregnancy at the same time. She doesn't
want to tell her mom about the pregnancy; Carly should be
kept in the dark for once. He offers to break the news
himself. After she leaves, he calls Carly and asks her over.
He fills her in and she thanks him for keeping her in the
the mansion, Brady tells Nicolle that the days of him fixing
her messes are over. He orders her out but she begs him to
help her figure out a way to keep Syd in her life. Brady
says that she has to do what she has to do and he has to
move on. She thinks he's found someone else. "Not everyone
jumps from one warm body to the next like you," he snipes.
Taking her by the hand, he drags her to the door and then
pushes her out and slams the door in her face. Victor starts
clapping. He pours him a drink so they can toast to getting
rid of Nicole. Victor lists all the bad words he can about
her. Brady toasts and his grandfather congratulates him on
becoming such a schemer. Then he asks him to bring Vivian
back. Brady can't see why so Victor explains that Maggie is
upset about it. "Where is Victor Kiriakis?" Brady asks,
accusing him of being a hypocrite and storming out. He heads
to the pub. Mel finds him drinking and he admits he doesn't
like people telling him what to do. She knows the feeling.
He advises her to take charge of her life. When he heads
home, he tells Victor that he will bring the 'old bat' back.
Victor goes up to bed and Brady mumbles that he's bringing
Viv back in his own way for his own reasons. Meanwhile, Mel
calls Philip and offers to meet him at her dad's place.
Casa DiMera, Stefano tells EJ that Sami will realize she's
made a terrible mistake by hooking up with Rafe. EJ's not
sure how they will make her hate Rafe but Stefano already
has a plan. He takes his son down to the basement to show
him what he's thinking of. When they return, EJ is laughing
and his father tells him that after a few phone calls, Mr.
Hernandez will be changed. Elvis insists that Sami has to
stay unscathed. "I think you are still in love with that
bitch," Stefano groans. EJ insists that's not the case.
and Gabi are making out in the loft with Allie runs in and
yells that she's going to tell on them. He threatens to tell
their mom she got out of bed. She runs back to her room.
Will picks up where he left off. Rafe interrupts them. The
teens try to pretend they've just been studying but Rafe can
tell from Will's erect hair that he's lying. Allie rats them
out and Rafe sends his sister away. After Rafe tells him not
to make out on the couch, they discuss Johnny coming back.
EJ suddenly shows up with Syd. Elvis offers to let Sami
spend more time with the kids and repeats his promise to
God. "I want to apologize for being me," EJ adds before
telling Syd that she can spend the night there. After he
leaves, Will says that everything seems awesome. He plays
with Syd for awhile and Rafe starts to wonder if things will
actually work out. Meanwhile, Stefano prepares his men to
strike when he gives the order. He tells his pictures of his
grandchildren that their mom and the 'scum' she's married to
don't deserve them. As he laughs to himself, Kate walks in
and wonders what's up.
shows up at the hospital to tell Johnny she will always be
there for him. "I want my mommy," he says. She reads him a
story until he falls asleep. As she tells him what a great
step-mom she would have made, EJ stands in the doorway and
eavesdrops. He finally interrupts and takes her out to talk.
"Everything has changed," he says
January 21, 2011
I'm Here To Thank You For Ruining My Life.
drops by Steph's to thank Caroline for ruining her life.
Steph doesn't want to play the blame game but Chloe shoves
her way in. Steph threatens to have her arrested. Caroline
comes out of hiding and the diva narrows her eyes. Steph
starts hurling the blame and Chloe claims that she was going
to tell the truth but never got the chance because they
decided to play God. Caroline tries rationalizing her choice
but Chloe's determined to make her pay. There is much
yelling and Caroline nearly has another stroke.
paces around her dad's and tells a stuffed bunny that
everything will be fine. Philip arrives and she explains
that she hasn't been fair to him. He's just thankful that
she's talking to him. When he tells her how much he's been
thinking about their baby, she points out that he should be
thinking about his baby with Chloe. He says the kid will get
a trust fund and he'd rather talk about their baby. She
repeats that they are over. They rehash his indiscretion
until Steph calls him and orders him to come over and take
Chloe away. Back at Steph's, she's tying to stop Chloe as
she freaks out. Caroline tries explaining herself again and
Chloe keeps screaming until Philip arrives and leads her
out. After they get coffee, they go to the pier and she
moans about Caroline. He points out that they're the ones
who ruined everything. She doesn't care but he doesn't think
she should drag Caroline through the courts. Back inside
Steph's, Caroline tells her granddaughter that she did the
crime and will do the time.
drops by Maggie's. She guesses he wants another go at
Melanie. Maggie shakes her head and tells him it's not a
good idea. He talks about what kind of future he could have
with Mel. She encourages him to go and talk to Mel. He heads
over to Daniel's to tell Mel that he still loves her. Mel
tells him that they have no future because she's pregnant.
She shuts the door on him.
walks into Casa DiMera and hears Stefano plotting to
himself. She guesses the EJami truce is doomed and she
doesn't want to know what's in store. He wants her to know
everything though. They sit down and talk about the Bradys
and their lack of respect for the law. Then they talk about
Philip's wandering pelvis and Kate explains how determined
she is to get Chloe's kid away from her. He offers her any
help he can and she moans about her worries that Philip will
end up with Chloe.
returns to the loft and her brother teases her about Will.
She grabs her homework and says hello to Syd. Rafe has a
beer and admits that EJ's sudden turn for the nice doesn't
smell right. His sister tells him to be cool and assures him
he's a winner. He claims has to make sure it stays that way.
Rafe keeps teasing her about Will and she gets embarrassed.
Someone comes to the door to deliver a letter from EJ. It's
a notice saying that Sami will be receiving a new custody
agreement in the morning.
at the hospital, EJ wants to chat with Nicole about their
future. She assumes he's calling the wedding off, but he
still wants to marry her and keep her in Syd's life. He
thinks they should get married at the church because it's
full of wonderful memories. She's confused. EJ promises that
he will handle Sami and asks her to believe that he truly
wants her to be his wife. Leaning in, he asks her to come
home with him. She agrees. When they get to Casa DiMera,
Kate and Stefano stop them before they can go upstairs.
Stefano takes his son away to tell him Nicole will
'r-r-r-r-r-uin everything'. Elvis insists that they need
her. They toast to Rafe being on borrowed time.