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March 14, 2011
I Didn't Think You Were A Complete Dork.
Dario returns to the
pawn shop with more stuff to sell. It's not worth much either but he takes
the cash and leaves. He goes down to the pier where some dude asks him for
money. Dario doesn't have all the cash he needs.
Kinsey walks into Java, Gabi flips out and tries to rip her earrings off. Bo
arrives as Kinsey screams to have charges pressed. Will sighs after being
stuck in the middle of his first catfight between non-adult females. Bo
separates the young ladies and tells Kinsey that Salem is nothing like
reality TV and finger wagging won't work on him. He asks for the earring
receipt and warns her that pressing charges is tedious and can go nowhere.
He suggests she cut Gabi some slack. The commish walks over to Gabi and
tells her that someone else must have taken her earrings. After he heads
out, Will and Gabi go to the pawn shop. They ask the dude for information
and are sure to tell him that his uncle is the commissioner. With a little
arm twisting, the dude tells them about Dario's terrible fashion sense. That
description doesn't help so Will demands to see the surveillance tape. When
they check it out, Gabi gasps.
the hospital, Nate is throwing a fit about Mel being released until Maggie
arrives and calms him down. He tells her that he thinks Mel should be in a
controlled environment. She thinks he just wants to see her whenever he
feels like it. Sitting down, he explains that Mel doesn't want anything to
do with him anymore. Even so, he's still confident that he is meant to be
with her. He blames Philip but she reminds him that Mel is already dealing
with a lot and can't deal with him too.
Daniel and Carly take Mel back to his place. She goes off to take a shower,
leaving her parents to prepare the couch for her. He interrogates Carly
about her feelings but she stops him by asking for some alone time with her
daughter. Daniel heads out. Mel returns and tells her mom that she's ended
things with Nathan. They talk about how great her dad is. Carly gives her a
necklace with her birthstone on it. Nate calls. Mel doesn't want to talk to
him. She cries and hangs up. Mel heads out for a walk. Moments later, Nate
turns up. Carly tells him that her daughter doesn't want to see him and asks
him not to come back. He cries as she shuts the door on him. Meanwhile, Mel
heads down to the pier where she runs into Dario. He stares at her new
drops in at the cop shop to tell Bo that he is a complete jerk. The doctor
backtracks and apologizes. They discuss Carly and the cop explains that she
never returns his calls. He insists that he never meant to hurt Carly and
wishes things had turned out differently.
drops by Jenn's to show her the third wedding ring Justin got her. Jenn
cries. Adrienne guesses something is wrong. Jenn wishes she could find Jack
so she could finally divorce him. The other woman wonders what her brother
has been up to and they talk about his blog. Jenn has come to realize that
she wanted him to stop caring. After Adrienne hops away, Jenn decides to get
active and storms over to the pub, desperate for a cheeseburger and onion
rings. She bumps into Daniel and tells him how much she enjoys her heart. He
offers to distract her from her food cravings by asking her to play darts. "I
didn't think you were a complete dork," she says, complaining that darts
makes bowling look like a triathlon. He offers to teach her how to throw.
She visualizes Jack and hits a bullseye. After they laugh, she tells him
he's a lot of fun.
the Safe loft, RoboRafe instructs Johnny to smash Reid's face in if he gives
him any more lip. "What did you just say to my son?" Sami asks in shock as
she walks in. She orders the kid away and gets angry that RoboRafe fed ice
cream to the kids. "What has happened to you?" she wonders. They lecture
each other. He explains that Johnny is going to be picked on for being
different and has to learn to stand up for himself. She accuses him of
teaching her son the DiMera solution and compares him to Stefano. When she
storms off, he plays with his gun until she comes back for round two.
Sobbing, she says that he can't convince her son that violence is the answer
to his problems. She starts hurling things and insisting that she is not
overreacting. He argues that her son is doomed if he doesn't learn to fight
back. Carrie calls and she goes into the bedroom to take it. When she comes
back out, she says they can talk later. After he leaves, she calls out her
son and asks him about what Rafe was telling him today. He explains that he
taught him how to punch. "Rafe is the best," Johnny says. His mom tells him
not to get into any fights and not to talk to Rafe until he's better. Johnny
likes Rafe just the way he is.
RoboRafe arrives at work. Bo welcomes him and hands him some paperwork. He
tells him to remember to bring in all the DiMera files tomorrow. RoboRafe
starts going through the criminal files on his computer. "This ought to be
interesting," he says giddily. Once he digs up his old mug shot, he erases
the file and smiles.
March 15, 2011
I hope you
don't do this for a living.
and Nicole drop by the hospital to tell Lexi that she's moving into the
mansion. "You can't be serious?" Lexi asks. Nicole is taken aback. Lexi
stares. The newlywed wanders off to take a call and Lexi worries to Taylor,
who insists she won't jump into bed with EJ while her sister isn't looking.
She explains her mom's condition. Lexi warns that her brother is no saint.
Nicole returns and drags her sister off. Chad strolls in and sits down with
his big sister to discuss their brother's wedding. He brings up Abe's
warnings about the family. She says her husband is not objective. Chad
doubts anyone would care if he ran away. He likes the kids in the family but
he feels like an impostor when he's around them. His sister assures him that
the family is proud to have him around. He's moved and they hug.
bustles around Casa DiMera and shows EJ the medical record proving that
Rafe's brain is empty. "He's a man with no past," Stefano says. Elvis wants
to get rid of him. His father thinks that's moronic and it would kill Rafe
to let him loose. Kate strolls in and guesses that they are scheming.
Stefano wanders out and Kate questions EJ about sending Allie away. She
interrogates him until her husband returns. EJ explains it was just part of
his custody strategy. His step mother out and Elvis barks at his father to
get rid of Hernandez. Nicole and Taylor arrive. Stefano is horrified to see
Taylor is moving in. Nicole and EJ smooch and then she takes her sister
upstairs to settle in. Stefano thinks his son is losing his mind. Lexi calls
to badger her brother. As they argue about Taylor moving in, Kate stands
nearby at the hospital and listens in. Once he hangs up, Kate asks her step
daughter what she was talking out. Lexi won't explain so Kate gets
suspicious. Back at Casa DiMera, Nicole tells her sister that they will have
loads of sisterly fun eating junk food. Taylor's sure she'll be too busy for
that. Her sister tells her they are going to need to make time. Taylor slips
and blurts out that she doesn't want to take EJ away from her. She tries to
cover this up. Downstairs, Stefano caves to his son and agrees to have Rafe
drops by the Safe loft to see Sami. She tells him everything is awful. She
can't trust Rafe alone with the kids anymore. Brady hangs out with Johnny
for awhile and then assures Sami that all will be well. After he leaves,
Johnny asks his mom if Rafe is a great guy. His mom says even great guys can
say the wrong thing and reminds him not to hit anyone. He starts showing her
his boxing moves but she says it's a no-no.
the station, RoboRafe is looking at his old mugshot. The secretary asks him
who he's looking at and sees that the guy's rapsheet shows that he's just a
small time sicko. The picture gives her the creeps so she walks away.
Grimacing, he goes to the pub. Gabi calls him but he doesn't pick up.
Caroline wanders over to say that Sami is on her way over. He decides to
mosey along, saying he needs to keep the streets safe. After he leaves, Sami
shows up to drop off the kids with Caroline, who tells her that she just
missed Rafe. Sami starts ranting about how she can't stand him anymore. She
takes that back and rushes off to try and find him.
the pawnshop, Gabi goes into shock as she and Will watch the surveillance
tape. They demand the dude behind the counter hand over the disc. They head
over to Java and she tries calling her big brother. She decides they should
go to the station. Down on the pier, Dario spots Mel and her necklace. He
knocks her salad all over her and then tries to clean her off so he can
swipe her jewels. She thanks him for being so nice, but then she grabs her
necklace back. "I hope you don't do this for a living because you suck at
it," she says. He looks for excuses. She threatens to call the cops and he
threatens to throw her in the river. When he tries to walk away, she calls
for the police. Brady shows up. They take Dario down to the station and Mel
starts kicking off until Brady calms her down. As they go off to wait,
RoboRafe saunters in. "Just who I want to see!" Dario shouts at him. Before
RoboRafe can say that he doesn't know who he is, Gabi rushes in.
King Of Misdemeanors.
Casa DiMera, Nicole and her sister sit with EJ and have an awkward
conversation about the chef. Taylor hopes her mom is better soon so she can
get out of there. Nicole tries talking about how proud she is of her sister
and then attempts to joke around. The conversation is dead so Taylor goes up
to bed. Nicole accuses him of upsetting her sister and criticizes him for
not being better to her family. Elvis claims he's only trying to make her
happy, but this isn't easy for him. Up in her bed, Taylor dreams about the
scarf. Later, she goes down for a drink and Nicole finds her. They chat
about Brandon and Nicole offers her sister some sleeping pills if she's
having problems. Taylor passes. Nicole heads off. Topless and sweaty EJ
walks in. Taylor stares at his glistening flesh and cellos play. She keeps
staring until her sister hops in. Taylor runs up to bed and Nicole asks her
husband to join her in their bed. After she goes up, he slowly heads up,
stopping by Taylor's door. He's about to knock but notices his wedding ring.
She stands on the other side of the door practically hyperventilating.
the station, Gabi and Will arrive as Dario starts talking to RoboRafe. Sami
walks in and her husband introduces her to his brother. The brothers argue
until Sami introduces herself to the 'king of misdemeanors'. RoboRafe
wanders off and Sami tries to make nice. Gabi lectures her brother for not
showing up at Ari's memorial. They bicker about what a reprobate he is until
Will gets between them. Dario thinks it's creepy that she's dating her
sister-in-law's kid. Meanwhile, RoboRafe calls Stefano to tell him that
Dario has shown up out of the blue. Stefano asks him to get a refresher
course on the family and he suggests that he just needs to remember he hates
his brother's guts. RoboRafe returns to his sister, who asks him to pull
some strings and keep their brother out of jail. He claims it's out of his
hands and then goes to see Brady and Mel. She's insistent on pressing
charges. RoboRafe shuffles back to Dario and tells him the charges are going
ahead. "Something's changed. You're not the brother I grew up with," Dario
says. They bicker. Will watches and smirks. Sami sits down with Dario and
explains that his brother has suffered serious head trauma. "How can you
tell?" he asks. She thinks that having him back to fight with is turning him
back into his old self. She takes Will aside and they chat about Rafe
teaching Johnny to box. Will sides with Rafe and tells her it was the normal
thing to do. He walks over to his girlfriend after Dario rants at her. She
says it's okay that he talks to her like that because they're family. Dario
is led away by a cop. Sami and RoboRafe go back to the loft. He has a beer
and she asks about his brother. When he goes off to have a shower, she takes
out her key and stares at it.
paces around the dungeon and suddenly notices the key he hid. Stefano comes
in with a goon and they spot it in his hand. "Get rid of that damn thing,"
Stefano orders. He and his goon give Rafe a makeover so he won't remember
his old life. The goon forgets to take the key. After Rafe has a nap,
Stefano wakes him and tells him it's the first day of the rest of his life.
"You don't know how fortunate you are to leave the old you behind," Stefano
adds. Rafe hides the key in his hand. He doesn't know what it is but doesn't
think he should let it go.
the mansion, Philip gives Chloe a gift. It's opera tickets and he was hoping
she would take him. Daniel shows up to see the diva. Philip forbids it until
Chloe says it's okay. He leaves her alone with the doctor. Daniel warns her
that he's filing for divorce. She thanks him for giving notice. Chloe blames
herself for all that's happened. The doctor assures her that she still
deserves to be happy. Once he leaves, Philip returns and she fills him in.
She was expecting this but it's still hitting her hard. He gives her a hug.
takes Mel home and complains about living at the mansion. He's sorry about
how everything has turned out for her. "It just wasn't meant to be," she
says. They talk about how great it is to be alone, but they're just
fronting. She admits that she wanted a future with Nate for a long time but
that's all changed now. Daniel arrives and Brady tells him what happened
March 17, 2011
home, Jenn sits down with her daughter and explains that she is divorcing
Jack. Abby says she's glad that she's finally getting on with her life. Jenn
won't put her life on hold anymore and refuses to wallow in self-pity. "I
look up to you mom," Abby says. They hug and sob. Jenn explains that the
divorce will take longer because Jack is nowhere to be found. She asks her
daughter to keep this quiet.
Mel tells her dad that she's going to the station to check on Dario. Daniel
wants to rip his head off. She refuses to allow that because it would be bad
for her street cred. She heads out. He opens his mail and is shocked by what
he sees. The doctor heads over to Jenn's with it and tells her that he
accidentally got her divorce papers in the mail. She explains that Justin's
secretary must have messed up. They discuss their feelings. He blames
himself for what happened with Chloe and wishes he'd been more loving.
"You're an idiot," she says, explaining he has no reason to blame himself.
Her cookies start burning.
Stefano and RoboRafe go down to the dungeon. Stefano explains that Rafe has
been shipped off and warns him that kind of thing happens to people who
displease him. He hands RoboRafe some more info on Dario and barks at him
not to be a fool. Stefano starts lecturing him for being an idiot. He orders
him to pretend he's interested in his brother. RoboRafe wishes he wasn't
imitating a 'saint'. Stefano sends him out.
and Gabi are in Justin's office. She thinks her brother can get off because
all of his crimes were misdemeanors. Justin offers to do what he can. Gabi
starts telling him about how odd Rafe has been acting. The lawyer gets a
call about Dario already having an attorney.
Over at the station, Dario calls in some dude pretending to be his lawyer.
He tells him he's on his own now and walks out. Gabi arrives with Justin who
explains that he can get him released without bail. Mel walks in and hears
this. Gabi tries standing up for her brother but he gets in Mel's face. She
lurches at him and Justin holds her back. Mel is escorted out. Dario thinks
she was cute. Gabi argues with her brother about Ari. He accuses her of not
caring about Ari being dead. This upsets her and she weeps about her sister.
He apologizes and then wonders why they don't even know who killed her. "I'm
going to find out," he says. RoboRafe arrives and starts lecturing his
brother, ordering him to be a man and take his punishment. Justin interrupts
to say that Dario has been granted release. Gabi asks RoboRafe if their
brother can stay with him.
Casa DiMera, Taylor looks in a mirror and thinks of EJ and his towel.
Downstairs, Chad strolls in and runs into his brother while looking for
their dad. EJ isn't helpful and waves him off. Chad mocks him and leaves.
Taylor strolls in next. EJ ogles her red dress and fondles his glasses. He
thinks they need to have a chat. He gives her a warning about working with
Brady. "How do you really feel about my sister?" she asks him. He explains
that he loved Nicole very much but that was followed by a period of intense
loathing. Now, he's reconnected with many of his old feelings for her. "I do
love your sister, but I'm not in love with your sister," he glosses. While
he keeps explaining, he holds her hand. She pulls away and rants at him for
being cynical and deceptive. He refuses to believe Nicole loves him. She
tries to walk away but they end up kissing passionately.
runs into Abby at Java. He senses something is wrong so she admits her life
is a horrible, depressing mess. She tells him about the divorce. Chad
arrives so Abby asks Will to make himself scarce. Once he's gone, Chad
admits he heard about the divorce. He offers to keep it a secret. They
complain about their fathers. He begins telling her about Grace and how he
can relate to Stefano because he can see the pain he has over missing out on
most of his life. Meanwhile, Mel runs into Will on the pier and complains
about Dario. "You can tell the Hernandai that Dario still has to deal with
me," she says, before thumping away.
March 18, 2011
Dude, You've Got to Move On
breaks away from EJ's kiss at Casa DiMera. He pulls her into another one. She
gropes his face and then pulls herself off. He dives in for more. She starts
turning red from the lack of oxygen and punches him. When she runs out, she runs
straight into Nicole. EJ trails after her. His wife wonders what's going on.
Taylor claims she's just upset about their mom. Taylor goes upstairs to lay down
and Nicole thanks her husband for being so nice. Nicole heads upstairs to check
on her sobbing sister. "I've done a terrible thing," Taylor confesses. She says
that things aren't going to work out with EJ but her sister asks her to give him
a chance. "Before long, we'll all be one big happy family," Nicole says. She
goes out with Syd and Brandon calls. They talk about their mom and then she says
that Taylor is terrific.
drops by the hospital to ask Daniel about Rafe. She tells him about her
husband's troubled brother. While she thinks his attitude to his brother was
reminiscent of the old Rafe, she wasn't happy to discover that he was also
encouraging Johnny to fight his bullies. Daniel tells her that she's a strong
woman and should act that way.
the station, Gabi is happy to learn that Dario doesn't have to go to jail. She
volunteers RoboRafe's spare room to him. RoboRafe doesn't like that idea and
refuses, explaining that he needs permission from Sami. Dario is taken off to be
processed. Justin takes him to the pub and and asks him to stay out of trouble
and stay away from the PI who took all his money. After he leaves, Gabi tells
her brother they need to pay back the people he robbed. He's more interested in
talking about what a jerk their brother is. She reminds him about the head
injury and urges him to help get their brother back to normal. Gabi picks up
Johnny and brings him over. Dario shows the kid a magic trick. As Johnny laughs,
Sami arrives and watches them together. When she comes over, her son tells her
that Dario's just like Rafe. Sami's impressed.
goes to Justin's office and he tells her about how his secretary screwed up the
mail. She explains that the kids can't make it to their wedding unless they wait
until December. He can't wait that long and says they can just visit each of
them on their honeymoon. She loves that idea.
Sami calls RoboRafe and he asks her to meet at the pier. He then calls EJ and
says they need to meet. Elvis arrives and watches as Sami shows up. RoboRafe
explains to Sami that he refused to let Dario move in with them for the safety
of the kids. After giving her a hug, he sends her away. Elvis is impressed by
how well he handled Sami. "They don't get much easier than that," RoboRafe says.
He wishes EJ and his dad would 'just take care of' Dario for him. Elvis won't
take that risk. He goes back to Casa DiMera and into Taylor's room. She tells
him to get out. He apologizes for what happened and promises it won't happen
again. She snipes at him and he tells her to get over herself. "It was quite
disappointing actually," he adds, saying he's flushed her out of his system.
Meanwhile, Sami drops by the station and tells RoboRafe that she's invited his
brother to live with them. He's outraged and smashes his mug. "Who the hell do
you think you are?" he asks.
goes back to her dad's and Nate shows up to check on her after hearing of the
mugging. She repeats that their chance at being together is gone. They've
changed and he has to accept it. He wanders in and asks more about the mugging.
She explains that it was Ari's brother and she will make him pay. He turns the
topic back to them and she wants to end it. Sobbing, she claims that all they
have is memories and she needs him to walk away forever. Daniel arrives so Nate
shuffles out. She worries to her dad that she might be making a mistake. "If you
don't have the 'you know what I mean' then it won't work out," he explains. His
daughter adds that she's going ahead with the divorce. He promises to support
whatever she does. Daniel returns to the hospital. Nate approaches him. "Dude,
you've got to move on," Daniel advises him. Nathan sits down and calls Johns
Hopkins to ask if his fellowship offer still stands. Meanwhile, an angry Mel
heads to the Safe loft to make sure Rafe won't let his brother get off. When the
door opens, it's Dario standing in a towel.
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