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March 21, 2011
This Sure Isn't Working For Me Either!
the Java Cafe, Viv stirs her tea and remembers being trapped in the
sarcophagus. Carly stands by and starts sniping at her. Viv reminds her of
what Victor and his family did to her then sticks the knife in about Bo.
"Maybe Hope is more exciting to him now that she's spent time in prison,"
Viv taunts. Carly shoots back that Viv will always be alone because no one
cares about her and then storms out. Maggie comes in. She almost runs away
in dread when she spots Viv. "Congratulations! You win," Viv says. She
admires Maggie's strategy for getting Victor and the redhead insists there
was never a competition. Maggie insists she has no future with Victor but
Viv keeps pushing.
the hospital, Nate calls Johns Hopkins and takes them up on their offer to
study there. Steph walks by and asks what's up. "That was about me leaving,"
he explains. She assumes he's just trying to get away from her but he
assures her that's not it. "I should have fought for Mel instead of trying
to convince myself that I loved you," he explains. Nate tells her she's a
great girl and wishes her all the best. She sobs. They hug. Nate goes over
to Jenn's and runs into Maggie. She can see he's upset so he explains that
he's moving on. She assures him that he's a good catch and deserves someone
who wants him. He wonders if she'll be okay. Maggie tells him not to worry
though: she has plenty of people in her life.
walks up to Stefano at Casa DiMera to say Rafe is now gone. Stefano warns
him to be cautious and sends him away. Kate wanders in and wonders what's
bothering him. He insists there's nothing she can do. She keeps worrying and
he explains that he just dealt with an adversary but he has serious doubts
about what he did. They begin discussing his new son and he fears that Chad
will turn against him if he finds out what sort of things he does. She
points out that her kids hate the things she's done but still love her.
She's sure Chad will feel the same way about him. "Then he'll be yours
forever, like I am," she says. Kate gives him more of a pep talk and tells
him how boring life was when they weren't together. "You mean a lot to me,"
he says. Without her, he felt like a pauper. When Kate goes for a walk, she
runs into Viv. "Suddenly this air doesn't seem so fresh," Kate quips. They
start trading insults and Kate insists she and her husband are deliriously
happy. "I certainly hope nothing disrupts all that bliss," Viv says. They
trade more barbs and Kate advises her to disappear. When she walks away, Viv
guesses that Stefano must be up to something and she's determined to find
out what it is.
RoboRafe throws a tantrum at the station, the other cops run off to hide. He
tells Sami to leave him alone. She thinks this is about his brother but he
insists it's about them. He accuses her of constantly undermining him and he
can't take it anymore. "This sure isn't working for me
either!" she moans. She loves him but he's not himself anymore. She
thinks he's mean and doesn't want him around her children. He tells her he
has a headache and then collapses. He's rushed to the hospital. Carly
examines him and worries that he might have an embolism. RoboRafe wakes up
and doesn't recognize Carly. Sami reminds him of who the doctor is. Carly
goes off to check his tests. Sami worries about him but he claims he doesn't
even remember what happened. When she mentions Dario, his machines start
ringing. Maxine calms him down. When she and Sami leave to do paperwork, he
calls EJ to leave a message saying they have a problem. Then he calls
Stefano to explain he's in the hospital. Outside, Carly tells Sami that
something is not adding up with her husband and his tests. As Sami talks
about how he's not the man she knew, Stefano eavesdrops from around the
the Safe loft, Mel isn't impressed by Dario's abs and orders him to put on a
shirt. She tells him he's a bad thief. They start the verbal sparring. When
she tries to swat him. He grabs her arm and then pours a bottle of water on
her head. She explains what the necklace meant to her. He doesn't care and
goes off to take a shower. When he returns, she's still drying her hair. She
thinks he should drop his attitude. He says that he needed the money fast.
Reluctantly, he explains that it was for Ari. Since the Salem PD won't do
anything, he decided to hire a PI to find out who killed his sister. He
thinks she should be ashamed for not doing more to find her friend's killer.
March 22, 2011
The Stefano DiMera Scholarship for Illegitimate Studies.
the hospital, Stefano eavesdrops as Sami whines to Carly about how weird and
unlikeable Rafe has become. Sami spouts some cliches but Carly is sure that
something is wrong with her husband and promises to get to the bottom of it.
She calls Gabi and tells her that her brother had a seizure. When the women
putter off, Stefano sneaks into RoboRafe's room. He questions his minion and
hears the latest. Stefano wants to pull the plug on the whole operation.
"That is not an option," RoboRafe says. Stefano forbids him to ever give him
orders again. RoboRafe promises that he can make things better. This doesn't
impress his boss who orders him not to improvise. Stefano sneaks off and
Sami comes in with Carly. He asks to speak to his wife alone. Sami's shocked
when he agrees to tests and begins apologizing for losing it earlier. She
promises that they will fix things and hugs him.
gets impatient sitting around at home and calls Victor. As soon as he picks
up, she hangs up. He calls her back. She asks him out for lunch, claiming
she has someone for him to meet. When he arrives at Chez Rouge, he complains
that he doesn't want her fixing him up with someone. "The person I wanted
you to meet was me," she confesses. They sit down and she explains that he's
pulled her back into life. He makes her feel alive again and she knows
Mickey would be furious with her if she turned her back on that. Victor is
speechless. He's so happy his eyes get wet. Maggie promises she won't tell
anyone. He toasts to them having fun. "To us," she toasts.
strolls into the pub and spots Chloe. He joins her and she explains she was
just offered an opera role in Seattle. She can't do it because of Parker.
Philip urges her to go and offers to bring him to visit. "I don't want to
visit my son, I want to raise him," she says, vowing never to leave him
again. She's planning to give voice lessons and stabilize herself for the
baby. Philip heads off and Justin arrives. He tells her Daniel's offer is
very generous. She explains that she doesn't want a penny from him because
she ruined his life. "I have to stand on my own for Parker's sake," she
rushes out of the Java Cafe as Abby and Gabi come in. He returns and
explains that someone mysteriously paid the late fees on his tuition.
Chadsworth thinks it was his other father, but when he calls DA Woods, he
discovers that wasn't the case. He calls around and finds out that he won
the Stefano DiMera scholarship for illegitimate studies.
He's sure his dad is trying to buy him. Abby urges him to talk to his
father. He goes to Casa DiMera and confronts his father. "You bought my
mother. I thought maybe you were trying to buy me," Chad snipes. He wonders
what the scholarship entails. Stefano chuckles and suggests they play some
chess. As they play, Stefano urges that he move in so they can play all the
time. Chad puts him in checkmate. Stefano thinks he'll be a wonderful
addition to the family.
the Safe loft, Dario lectures Mel for not doing anything to find her
friend's killer. This infuriates Mel and the insults fly. They argue about
how the cops have done nothing and then she lectures him for not even being
at the funeral. She tells 'the mistake of the family' that all of her
friends were simply left feeling helpless. Gabi calls him to say their
brother is in the hospital. Mel heads over to the mansion to see Philip. She
tells him that they have to move on with the divorce. He loves her enough
not to fight and wishes her every happiness. Meanwhile, Gabi and Dario
arrive at the hospital. Sami tells them that they are running more tests on
Rafe. They go in to see their brother and he's apologetic and friendly. Sami
stands around talking to herself about how off kilter everything is. Down
the hall, Carly looks at the latest tests. "That can't be right," she
He's Cooler Than He Used To Be.
the Java Cafe, EJ talks to the kids about dinosaurs. Johnny talks about how
pretty his new aunt is and asks his dad what he thinks. He furrows his brow.
Nicole wonders what he's thinking about. He smirks. Nicole sits next to her
husband and asks him why he doesn't like Taylor. He insists he has no
problem with her and changes the subject. Nicole takes Syd to the washroom
and Johnny tells his dad that Rafe taught him how to fight. "He's cooler
than he used to be," the boy says. This doesn't sit well with his papa.
Elvis goes home and starts drinking. He gets snippy at his dad and they
bicker about RoboRafe. EJ's furious that Johnny thinks the loser they hired
is cool. Stefano groans and explains that Sami thinks something is off. He
says they need to speed things up but EJ refuses. They bicker and Elvis
fears that his son will end up idolizing Rafe even more.
at the hospital, Sami is sitting with RoboRafe when Carly walks in and
announces she found something very wrong on his tests. He seems to have
hypoglycemia and that can explain a lot of his behavior. Sami's relieved
that she hasn't been hallucinating everything. Carly wants him to take some
anti-anxiety meds but he passes on that. Sami follows the doctor out and
asks about the pills.
finds Jenn volunteering at the hospital. He explains that there is a job
opening in the hospital PR department. She thinks he and Lexie are trying to
help her because they think she's a screw-up. They meet up with Carly and
the other doctor tries to talk her into taking the job too. The doctors are
off duty so Carly runs off. Jenn wants to talk to Daniel more and asks him
to drop by later. When later comes, the doctors discover that Jenn has
tricked them both into going to her place at the same time. Jenn arrives
with cold cuts. The doctors aren't happy that she tricked them into a date.
Daniel goes into the kitchen and Carly tells her friend that she is not
ready to move on yet. Jenn promises to knock it off. Carly leaves and Daniel
returns, teasing Jenn for acting like they're in junior high. She decides to
take him up on his job offer.
calls his man in the mental hospital to make sure Rafe is settling in. In
the ward, Rafe asks if he's going to get better. "Not on my watch," the
doctor says. He force feeds him broccoli and warns him that he has an
off-beat sense of humor. The doctor makes it clear that Rafe is now utterly
dependent on him and he will humiliate him whenever he needs to so he can
control his behavior. As soon as he's alone, Rafe manages to pick the lock
of his handcuffs. He pulls his key out of his mysterious hiding place and
wonders what it's a key to. He slips back into his cuffs when the doctor
comes to check on him.
takes RoboRafe back to the loft to fill him up on protein. She notices there
is no food so she goes off to the store. Once she's gone, EJ calls to
lecture RoboRafe for being so likable and tells him he's a royal screw-up.
He gives him two weeks. Sami shows up after getting eggs from Gladys. She
starts scrambling them and sneaks some meds into his cold coffee. He sneaks
some booze into the mug and gulps it down. She brings him his eggs and he
waves his sausage in her face. Wasted and laughing, he starts telling her
how awesome his job is. "I have a secret. I'm dying to tell you exactly what
it is," he says. Back at Casa DiMera, Stefano tells his son that threatening
to turn RoboRafe into a vegetable isn't a good plan. Stefano starts chatting
about Chad and suggests he get Nicole to speed up moving her family out of
the pub, Taylor and Brady discuss lay offs at Titan. She suggests he start
with her. He refuses and they brainstorm for ideas. Nicole and Chloe walk in
and spot them. Things are awkward. Brady is short with Nicole. Nicole
decides to take the diva out for a latte at Java. Once they leave, Taylor
accuses Brady of still being love with her sister. He doesn't want to talk
about it. She thinks he's a total Kiriakis. That doesn't bother him. He
advises her to watch her back around the DiMeras. As they keep going over
numbers, EJ arrives and stares at them. Over at the Java Cafe, Nicole
complains to Chloe about how Brady doesn't understand why she married EJ.
She says that they are falling in love again. Chloe's shocked so Nicole
admits she's overstating it. The blond explains that EJ and Taylor aren't
March 24, 2011
You Don't Hate Me?
Bo and the kids bring a bunch of Alice's old boxes down from Jenn's attic.
The adults send the kids off to eat cookies. The nostalgia fest begins as
they look at their wedding pictures. She wishes the last year hadn't
happened and is eager to get back to their old days and feelings. Putting
his arms around her, he tells her how obsessed he was with her when they
first got together. They kiss. Ciara watches them from around the corner.
She listens her to mom talk about how their relationship fell apart when
Ciara was kidnapped. Ciara gets depressed and mopes away. Her parents talk
about not rushing into a reconciliation, but doing it right. They take some
stuff out to the car. Ciara and Theo come in and she tells him that her
parents broke up because of her so she has to run away. He offers to run
with her and they pink swear.
the pub, EJ catches Brady and Taylor working in the corner. Elvis accuses
Brady of putting too much pressure on his new employee. Taylor tells him
this is none of his business. EJ gets snide and then leaves to take a call.
Brady wonders why her new brother-in-law is so protective. She complains
about the interior design at Casa DiMera and says she'll be out of there
soon. Elvis slips outside and calls Fay to check on her. He's worried about
her being alone and promises to make sure one of her daughters spends more
time with her. He heads back in and tells Taylor that he got a call from her
mom and she needs her. Brady rolls his eyes. She goes off to see her mom and
Brady accuses EJ of trying to sabotage her job. Brady then accuses him of
setting Nicole up for a world of pain. "Does it still hurt that she chose me
over you?" EJ asks. Brady thinks he wouldn't know love if it bit him in the
Dario is shocked when he finds Rafe isn't in his hospital room. He yells at
a nurse. It turns out to be Mel. They bicker and she tells him he's a meanie
and she really cared about his sister. He explains that his sister actually
made him feel like he's worth something. Stephanie interrupts. "Looks like
you got over Nathan and Philip quickly," she snipes. Mel walks off. Steph
tells Dario about Mel's unbelievable 'sluttiness'. She adds that Dario is
hot and warns him that Mel is trouble. "I can handle myself," he says.
Meanwhile, Mel runs into Brady and starts babbling about how awful she
feels. She explains that Dario was trying to find his sister's killer. They
talk about how much they miss Ari and he agrees to be her best friend.
goes to the guest house to see her mom. She's startled when she discovered
that EJ called her and realizes he manipulated the whole situation. Fay
explains that she's still worried that Elvis will hurt Nicole again. She
hopes that Taylor will help keep an eye on her sister. Taylor is furious and
goes into Casa DiMera to lecture EJ for playing games with her. "You are the
liar everyone says you are," she says. He explains that he loses control
around her. She starts to pant.
the Safe loft, Sami asks RoboRafe what secret he wants to tell her. He
drifts off and then tells her it's crazy. Rambling, he tells her that his
life is the best it's ever been and he doesn't want it to end. "I'm so into
you," he says. She thinks he needs to lay down. He hobbles into the bedroom
and Sami calls Carly to ask about the meds. She notices RoboRafe left his
flask on the couch. RoboRafe rolls around on the bed telling himself that he
will come clean with Sami. When she doesn't show up in the bedroom, he goes
out to get her. She claims she knows what he was trying to tell her. "You
don't hate me?" he asks before cheering and telling her to forget her loser
ex. She starts getting confused and pulls out his flask. It confuses her
when he tells her that his secret isn't his drinking. "It's much more mind
boggling," he says, telling her that he's really not his old self. "It's
me!" he yelps. Sami's perplexed.
walks into the Java Cafe. She spots Viv and walks to the other side of the
room. Viv orders Gus to get her a list of Stefano's crimes so she can figure
out his patterns. She corners Kate by the door and Mrs. DiMera gives her
some lip. She starts goading her about Stefano's latest sinister endeavor.
"I'd like to stay and chat but I have an appointment to watch paint dry,"
Kate sneers. Viv hints Stefano has a plot involving Allie. Kate thinks she's
bluffing but Viv insists something is rotten in DiMeraland. Kate throws her
latte at her and Viv dumps her face in a birthday cake. Kate storms off and
Viv becomes determined to have her cake and eat it to.
March 25, 2011
startles Jenn when he drops by. He has Spanish notes for Abby and tells her
his name is Chad DiMera. Abby comes down to get her notes while her mom
stares. As soon as Chad steps away to make a call, Jenn starts asking her
daughter about him and worrying. Abby guesses she's more worried about Jack
not bothering to respond to her divorce request. Her daughter repeats that
it's the right thing to do. Jenn turns to the topic back to Chad. Abby says
he's more like Lexi than EJ. Jenn freaks when she discovers he's actually
Stefano's son. Chad returns so Jenn makes herself scarce. He and Abby bond
about family until he explains that he's going to move in with his father.
She hopes he's not serious but he is. Although she tries to change his mind,
he won't and leaves, slamming the door.
the hospital, Dario thinks over Stephanie's warnings about Mel. He spots her
joking around with Daniel and assumes she must be scamming him. Daniel blows
his daughter a kiss as she leaves. Dario saunters over and asks him if he
knows the 'local talent'. Dario tries to warn him that she's a player and
then goes on about how much trouble she is. Daniel suddenly hauls off and
punches him in the jaw as Mel walks back in. A guard helps Dario up. Daniel
wants to attack him again when he hears who he is. Dario is led out by
security as Mel tells her dad off and fixes up his hand. He doesn't want to
hear about her past in Europe and says she's perfect. Jenn arrives and runs
into Daniel, who tells her about punching Dario. "Are you out of your mind?"
she asks before lecturing him about what a hand injury could do to his
surgical career. She notices that he took off his wedding ring. He says it
runs into Steph at Java Cafe and wishes he'd told her about who Mel's
parents are. She tells him how rich Mel is thanks to her divorce. When she
spots her walking in, Steph walks away. Mel plods over to Dario and they
start bickering. He suggests that Philip must have figured her out and
dumped her. When he keeps insulting her, she declares that she officially
hates him and says that she will make his life hell if he sticks around. Mel
returns to the hospital and finds her dad with Jenn. She rambles. Back at
Java Cafe, Dario gets a job working on the docks and ponders Mel and her
the Safe loft, RoboRafe tells Sami he is him and not him. He asks her to
call him 'baby' from now on. When he tries to take her into the bedroom, she
fights him off. He can't take any more of this. Calming down, he slumps on
the couch. Sami explains that she's been giving him anti-anxiety meds. "You
drugged me!" he yells before lecturing her about trust and asking her to
leave him alone. He falls asleep on the couch. Sami watches him and wonders
whether it's too late to make things right.
Casa DiMera, EJ tells a frazzled Taylor that he can't ignore his feelings
for her. He pulls her in for another kiss. She's hyperventilating so he
kisses her forehead. She gasps and throws her hair around. He smashes some
flowers and chews on his tongue. She tells him they can never be together.
He storms out. His father tracks him down and asks what's wrong. "I'm in
love with Taylor," EJ confesses. His father tries to swallow how he can fall
in love with a woman when he just got married. Stefano makes faces as his
son tells him the story of his great romance with Taylor. "This is going to
ruin everything," Stefano groans. He strokes his beard and admits he's had
obsessions with women too. He tells him the only way to get rid of an itch
is to scratch it. EJ doesn't follow. His father explains that he has to make
everyone think he's happily married while he seduces Taylor and keeps it on
the down-low. EJ smirks.
In her room, Taylor has trouble doing up her dress. EJ walks in and asks if
he can help. He zips her up and licks her neck. She snaps out of this
fantasy and writes a goodbye note. Before she can leave, she runs into EJ,
who claims he has a solution to their problem. He tells her that they've
been fighting too hard to resist each other and that's failed so they have
to try something else. They start kissing.
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