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February 28, 2011
The Doll Executioner.
goes to check on Chloe in her hospital room. She wonders what's wrong with
her. He assures her that she will start thinking straight again. Charles,
the child services dude, comes in and announces she has to relinquish
custody of her son for now. Philip says he's Parker's biological father.
Charles explains that doesn't make him the legal father which means they
still have to take the baby. Once he leaves, Philip calls his lawyer, who
offers to sort things out so he can have custody. Philip assures the diva
that the baby won't be with strangers that night. Outside, Jenn takes Parker
back to Daniel. Philip walks over and asks the doctor to take Parker for the
night. Daniel doesn't think he can do that but Jenn offers to help. After
Philip walks off, the doctor tells Jenn he just wants what's best for the
baby. She thinks they should take him to Maggie's. They take the baby for
some laps and then wheel him in to see the diva. Parker wakes up and Jenn
places him in his mother's arms. She sobs and tells him she will do
everything she can to get him back. When they leave, Maggie shows up to
comfort the diva and tells her all will be well. "What if I don't get
better?" Chloe worries. Maggie tells her about another suicidal mother...
one who started drinking instead of killing herself. The diva figures out
the redhead is talking about herself. Maggie tells her she will have to work
hard to be herself but it will all be worth it.
the hall, Mel is shocked when Kate seems to want to pin all of this on her.
Philip interrupts them and can't believe that Mel blabbed about the cookie
catastrophe to his mother. He's shocked and accuses her of being just as
guilty as his mom of trying to get Chloe killed. Mel runs away upset and
Philip rants at his mother.
runs into Nate at Java. They exchange small talk and then she snipes at him
about Mel. It becomes obvious that he's not with the other woman. He tries
to run. She warns him how troublesome Mel is. Besides, she could never leave
the dimples of a Kiriakis behind. Mel walks in and starts crying to Nate. He
assumes Philip did something but she says it was her and tells him what just
happened. She speed talks and says Philip hates her now. Philip walks in and
orders Nate to stay away from his wife. "Melanie is staying with me," Nate
says. Philip asks him if he thinks before he speaks. Nate rants. The men
curse each other out. Mel yelps at them to stop and then cries, "Youse
guyzzz! My baby!"
Chez Rouge, Taylor asks EJ if he's been thinking about her like she's been
thinking of him. "I haven't really thought about you at all," he claims. She
gasps and runs off. Nicole comes over and asks him what the deal is. He
won't explain so she putters off and Lexie swans over to say that Taylor
must be the one he has been searching for. He tries to laugh it off but she
keeps prying so he tells her she's being too theatrical. Besides, a woman
like that would never fall for a man like him. Meanwhile, Nicole corners her
sister and suggests that EJ is her mystery man. Taylor claims she isn't
stupid and shallow enough to fall in love with random men doling out
scarves. Lexie interrupts and reminds the bride it's bouquet throwing time.
Nicole thanks the guests for coming and says she's not throwing the bouquet,
she's just giving it to her sister. She hopes that she will find true love
someday. Lexie looks back and forth between EJ and his new sister-in-law as
she arches an eyebrow. Elvis starts nibbling on Nicole and wants to take her
home to bed. He thanks all the guests and declares they are leaving. After
they depart, Taylor downs a glass of champagne and Lexie wanders over to say
she knows what's going on. Taylor explains what happened but says they
should drop it. Meanwhile, EJ and Nicole go back to their room, drink a
toast to each other and she hopes he's happy. He tells her that she looked
beautiful and it means a lot to him that she's his wife. "Maybe we can make
it work this time?" she asks. "I think we can," he says. They kiss, but she
senses something is wrong.
the Safe loft, Sami discovers Allie's favorite doll has been left behind and
rushes off to email Lucas about it. RoboRafe picks it up and thinks about
pummeling Rafe. Sami returns and notices that he ripped off the dolls' head.
He tries to screw the head back on. "What am I? The doll executioner?" he
asks. She explains that she sent her daughter away because of him. Sami
claims that everyone just needs to do some adjusting. He promises to get
better and suggests they go out for burgers and beer. They head to the pub.
He walks out to take a call from Stefano and says he will take care of Sami
if she gives him lip. Back inside, Sami tells Caroline that her husband is
like a different person. He returns and Allie calls her mom. Sami runs off
to take it and he scarfs down a bowl of cheese doodles. Steph wanders in and
he asks her to sit down. She tells him what a nice guy he is and then
complains about what a 'slutty human being' Mel is. RoboRafe decides to
start hugging her. Sami spots this through the window and her eyes pop out.
March 1, 2011
Not the Monogamous Type.
runs into Brady at Chez Rouge and he suspects she feels the same about her
sister's marriage as he does. He quizzes her about the wedding and then
badmouths EJ. She sees he's been drinking and demands his keys. "You should
stop worrying about Nicole and look in the mirror," she says. He offers to
take her out for dinner but she thinks they should drink all the leftover
champagne. "I could get used to wine that doesn't come in a box," she says.
He guesses she's worried about her sister falling for EJ. She worries that
Nicole thinks Elvis will be able to love her back. The topic turns to her
career and he warns her about the dangers of hospital gift shops. He offers
to decorate her office in giraffes if she'll come work for him. She thinks
he just wants to use her to drive EJ nuts. There are a lot of reasons for
everything he does, but he gives her the spiel about why she should work for
him. She agrees to think about it.
and Nicole are in bed and she wonders why he isn't checking out her
negligee. He sighs and says it looks so awful she should take it off. They
have sex and then some guffaws about being married for eight hours. They go
back at it when her phone starts ringing and interrupts. It's the
photographer sending them wedding photos. She pulls out her laptop and they
flip through them. He smiles when he sees Taylor. She says that having a
sister is weird and then admits that marrying him means more to her than she
thought it would. He's hungry and wants some leftover hors d'oeuvre. As she
goes to get them, he tells her he's happy she's his wife. He thinks of
Taylor. She returns. They stuff their faces and look at pictures of the
kids. She thanks him for letting her be part of his life.
the pub, RoboRafe tells Steph she needs a hug. As he throws his arms around
her, Sami sees them through the window and then storms in. He explains he
was just trying to comfort her. Steph hurries off to the washroom and Sami
accuses him of being all over her cousin. He thinks she's jealous but she
worries about how he's been acting. RoboRafe claims that Steph is like a
sister to him and his real sister is dead. She apologizes so he asks if they
can go home and make out. Sami has something to take care of first so he
heads out. Steph returns and her cousin asks about what just happened. "Was
Rafe coming on to you?" Sami asks. She rambles and Steph admits that all of
this was weird and Rafe could use another checkup.
meets Stefano on the pier and tells him that monogamy with Sami isn't going
to work. He explains that he's not a one woman man and had to back off on a
'hot prospect' tonight. Stefano reminds him that he's not being paid to be
himself. The doppeleganger says infidelity would be an easy way to ruin the
marriage. This makes Stefano chuckle. As they laugh, Sami shows up and
demands to know what's going on. Stefano shuffles off and RoboRafe tells his
wife that he's tired of her humiliating him in public. "Then let's go home
so I can tell you off in private," she snaps. They go back to the loft and
he declares that he's going to bed. As soon as he plods off, she calls Steph
for a favor.
is nearly collapsing at Java so Nate and Philip try to calm her. Nathan
tells Philip to calm down or get lost. She hobbles to the washroom and Nate
calls the hospital. Over at Maggie's, Daniel tells Parker that everything
will be okay and lots of people are looking out for him. Kate shows up. He
shuts the door in her face. She comes in anyway and they bicker. He
threatens to get a restraining order on her. The doctor declares that she is
insane and he won't let her bulldoze her way into the baby's life. Kate
smirks as he rants about how Mel will never let her see her baby. They keep
bickering and she points out that Chloe has done to him what she did to
Lucas and Philip. Maxine suddenly calls him to say Mel has just been
admitted. He heads over to the hospital and his daughter cries on his
shoulder about how she's screwed up her life. In the waiting room, Philip
tells his mom that if Mel loses the baby, it's her fault. Everyone start
passing through Mel's room as she cries through a musical montage about
The Brains of the Robot.
her hospital room, Daniel tries to give his daughter a pep talk, but he
knows that won't make her feel any better. She feels empty. He says that she
needs to take care of herself and rest. Meanwhile, Nate arrives at the
hospital and finds Philip waiting for Mel. He pays his condolences but
Philip isn't impressed and tells him to get off his high horse. Daniel
interrupts them and Nate saunters off. Philip asks after his wife and Daniel
explains that she blames herself for what happened. Down the hall, Chloe is
filling out some custody forms for her baby. The social worker explains that
if she signs Parker over to Philip, Mel will have custody too. That's okay
with Chloe. When she's left alone, Mel wanders in to say she lost her baby.
"I tried to take your baby and God took mine," Mel says. The diva says
that's wrong but Mel keeps apologizing for pushing her over the edge. They
apologize to each other and hug. The diva explains that she's signed custody
over to Philip because she's unstable. Sobbing, she begs her to look out for
Parker and help Philip. Meanwhile, Daniel and Philip sign off on the custody
papers. Philip goes in to see Chloe and is amazed to see his wife
apologizing to her. Mel has something else to tell him and she thinks he
might be surprised by what it is.
shows up at Maggie's. She and Jenn talk about the pleasures of sleeping in
late until Maggie bustles off to the hospital. Hope talks about how happy
she is with her life now. Abigail calls and complains that she dropped out
of circulation for a day. Jenn tells her to concentrate on her studies.
Moments later, Abby shocks her mom when she shows up. There are lots of hugs
between them and then Hope returns to get in on it. "You're a woman. You're
grown up!" Hope exclaims. Once she's finished stating the obvious, she
rushes off to bake cookies, leaving Abby to explain why she's there. Abigail
trashes Jack and Jenn defends him. They bicker about this but Abby is sick
of her covering for Jack. Abby tells her that she's hot and shouldn't wait
for her husband to come back to her. Later, Daniel shows up and explains to
Jenn that he's given up legal custody or Parker. She hugs him. Abby spots
them together and makes a face.
and Maggie drop into the pub and he gets defensive when she begins talking
about Mel. She tells him how hard life is going to be for Mel and she's sure
that she needs friends... but she also needs space to grieve. He thinks
that's the last thing she needs. He refuses to blow the last chance he has
at a life with her and runs off.
Casa DiMera, Stefano wonders why his son hasn't asked about the incident
last night. He thinks it's time to move to the next stage of their plan. EJ
can't believe that a nearly comatose Rafe has knocked out two of their
henchman. Stefano wants Rafe to leave Salem forever but Elvis doesn't want
to rush things; he wants Sami to gradually hate Rafe and turn to him. Johnny
runs in as they debate strategy. He wants pancakes so they go off for power
breakfast at Java and talk about Johnny's new eye. He explains that he saw
something scary outside: Rafe and some men. Elvis claims his brain is just
seeing things from his old eye but there was nothing there. He tells his son
to forget all about Rafe but Johnny says he loves him. Hope meets with Julie
at the cafe for some advice about what to do with all of her free time. Hope
just stares at EJ cutting up Johnny's pancakes. "It's not easy to point your
finger when you have your own rap sheet," Hope says. She doesn't know why
she's been so lucky. Julie putters off.
sits in his dungeon cell and holds his keys, vowing to find a way to get
back to Sami. He thinks about seeing Sami making out with his doppelganger
and tries to get the picture out of his head. "I'm going to keep seeing that
for the rest of my life," he says. Stefano comes in and mutters that nothing
lasts forever. He smokes and wonders why he isn't happy to finally be free
of a woman who can't even tell him from another man. Stefano explains that
he's going to wipe out his memory. "If I don't have a memory, who is going
to be the brains of the robot?" Rafe asks.
March 3, 2011
Sometimes Love Is Just Not Enough.
the hospital, Mel tells Philip that she forgives him. They contemplate their
future and she suggests they discuss it at the pub later. When they meet, he
tells her he may be a bonehead but he still loves her. She explains that she
didn't just stay with him because she was pregnant. However, Parker will
always be a reminder of his indiscretion and that's why she wanted to take
Chloe out of the equation. He suggests that they leave Salem behind so she
reminds him that he has a son there. Philip claims it can all be worked out
but she's not sure she can mother the child he had with her father's wife.
"Sometimes love is just not enough," she says. He's confused so she explains
that Chloe asked her to help him raise Parker. She wanted to say 'yes' but
she can't be stuck in the middle anymore. There's no place for her in his
life, she claims. He challenges her by saying she'll always have a place in
his heart. Mel insists that she can't be married to him anymore. Sobbing,
she asks him to say goodbye to her so he can be a real father to Parker.
Philip doesn't want to give up but walks away.
stops by Maggie's and tells Jenn that he signed away his parental rights.
She gives him a hug. Abby spots them and saunters over. Introductions happen
and Abby hugs him when she learns he saved her mom's life. Abby tells him
he's the man and then explains that she's thinking of transferring to Salem
U. Jenn is flabbergasted. The doctor runs and Abby starts teasing her mom.
She wishes that Jack had caught her with a hot guy. They begin arguing about
Jack and Jenn insists that he still loves his kids. Parker starts crying.
Abby nearly gags at the sound and decides to go out while her mom feeds the
kid. Later, Philip shows up to see his son.
Julie arrives at the hospital and asks Nate why he isn't with Mel. He sighs
and explains that he's not going to push himself on her so soon after her
miscarriage. She assumes Philip is using it to his advantage and warns him
not to wait around.
the Java Cafe, EJ and Johnny drink hot chocolate. Chad watches them. He
walks over but it's pretty awkward until they tease him into joining them.
Johnny goes off to learn how to make cappuccino and EJ thanks his brother
for being his best man. He explains that his brother died a few years ago
and the wedding reminded him of how he missed him. Chad says that he thinks
the DiMeras are 'way weird' but can see that they really love each other.
Elvis asks him what he's doing that day. Chad explains that it's his
birthday. His brother orders him a birthday cupcake and Johnny blows out the
candle. EJ has to rush off so Chad offers to take Johnny home. Once Elvis is
gone, Abby wanders in and runs into him. As she gorps at him, Johnny picks
up the cupcake and says he wants to give it to his mommy. Abby asks him if
he's married to Johnny's mother. "Maybe we'll get around to it some day," he
says. They start sniping at each other. "I'm not perfect. I just try not to
be stupid," she says, stomping off. Johnny didn't like that girl.
the loft, Sami calls the hospital to confirm an appointment for Rafe.
RoboRafe catches her. She explains that he's not going to like his surprise.
He wants to get into her pants but she says this can't wait. She explains
that he needs a complete physical before he goes back to work. They head
over to the hospital and run into Daniel and Maxine. Sami breaks the news
that he's there for an MRI. RoboRafe freaks and tries to run. She stops him
and explains that she's desperate to get down to what's wrong with him.
RoboRafe throws the fact that she caused his accident back in her face but
she worries his personality changes may indicate something serious. He goes
off and calls EJ to worry and threaten to expose his role in this if he's
exposed. EJ says his people can handle the test. Meanwhile, Sami worries to
Daniel about what could be wrong with her husband. Rafe returns and agrees
to the scan. After he gets it, they wait. EJ paces the halls and discovers
that his people couldn't change the MRI. He ducks away as Daniel explains to
the couple that the MRI says her husband wasn't even in an accident.
and Gabi wander by the pier and talk about spring break. He whips out a
present for her. It's jewelry but she refuses to accept it because it's too
expensive. "This is not turning out the way I expected," he says. She
doesn't want him to buy her expensive things because she can't afford it. He
thought they were more than friends. Will tells her how much he cares about
her. She feels the same way. "Cool," he says. As they kiss, someone lurks
and spies on them.
March 4, 2011
She's Blond, But She's Not Dumb.
the mansion, Victor is busy telling Philip that Chloe isn't fit to raise a
child. Philip doesn't want to listen to this but his father thinks the diva
is a suicidal lunatic who should never be allowed near Parker. Philip goes
upstairs to put his son to sleep while Victor remembers his fight with
Brady. When Philip returns, they start arguing again. Philip accuses him of
having an irrational hatred of Chloe since day one and walks away.
the hospital, Chloe packs up to go. Brady arrives to check in on her. She
fills him in and he offers some sympathy. "You really are the best
ex-husband a girl could ask for," she says, hugging him and sobbing. He
whisks her out to see her son. When they arrive at the mansion, Victor is
there to say that Chloe is not welcome. He rants and refuses to let her near
the baby. Philip comes in to side with Brady. He explains that they think
Chloe should move in, or he's moving out with his son. Victor is aghast but
has to back down. While Philip shows her upstairs, Victor lays into Brady.
He makes it clear that he's only letting the diva stay so his son won't
abandon him. "But you are dead to me," he decrees. Upstairs, Philip promises
Chloe that she will always be part of their son's life.
runs into Mel at the pub. She's crying but claims she's okay. When she tries
to run, he keeps her there and says he will never let her go again. He says
he loves her and they belong together. She reminds him that she's not even
divorced yet. Nate still wants to help her get over her loss and promises
never to turn his back on her... again. "You've got to be kidding me," Steph
blurts out, interrupting. She starts badmouthing Mel until Nate barks at her
and breaks the news that Mel lost the baby. After an unpleasant pause, Steph
apologizes. Nate tells her he's marrying Mel. "I know you guys are going to
be extremely happy for five minutes!" Steph exclaims before storming out.
Melanie thanks him for looking out for her.
is flipping out at the hospital after Daniel says that Rafe's MRI shows no
signs of head trauma. EJ eavesdrops as RoboRafe tries to talk his way out of
the mess. Sami isn't satisfied. She asks to speak to Daniel alone. After
they leave, EJ saunters over and explains that his people couldn't change
the test. RoboRafe panics and admits that things aren't going as well as
he'd claimed. "The woman, she's blond but she's not dumb," he says, smashing
up a paper cup. He wants to talk to Rafe to get more information out of him.
EJ hopes his father hasn't done something stupid. This worries RoboRafe.
Meanwhile, Daniel tells Sami that they can't do more testing without her
husband's consent. She's shocked by how little Rafe seems to care and how
much he has changed. It seems like he's getting worse. The doctor suggests
she stop making this all about her. She suddenly gets an idea. When she
returns to her husband, she finds him talking to EJ and claims that things
are starting to look up. She takes RoboRafe home and he tries to be nice and
co-operative. She starts making out with him, asking him to do it to her the
way he used to.
his dungeon, Rafe tries to think but Stefano and his goon interrupt. "I have
something that is going to help you forget your troubles... and everything
else too," Stefano announces, whipping out a needle. Rafe tries to fight
them off but the goon knocks him down. Moments later, EJ calls his father
and begs him not to inject Rafe yet. His father informs him that it's
already been done and it's irreversible. Stefano turns to the cell as Rafe
wakes up. "Who the hell are you?" Rafe asks.
Taylor goes up to Casa DiMera. She stops at the door and thinks of the scarf
EJ gave her. She wants to run but Nicole spots her and drags her in to tell
her the gory details of her wedding night. "We had a traditional wedding
night, even though some of the things we did weren't so traditional," she
effuses. It was as romantic as it used to be for them. Taylor wonders where
her husband has run off to on their honeymoon. Her sister says that he's
busy and they understand each other. Taylor seems unconvinced by Nicole's
hopes that EJ will fall for her again. Nicole can see her sister is hiding
something. When Taylor explains that she turned down a job from Brady, her
sister tells her to take it. They hug, but Taylor looks super uncomfortable
as she stares at the wedding photo beside her sister. As she heads for the
door, she finds EJ there.
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