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November 21, 2011
Mom Always Takes Care Of Mom.
finds Madison putting up photos of Johnny in the square. She's awkward. He
thinks she's difficult to understand. They bicker. Nicole shows up and
offers to help. She fills Madison in on the feud between EJ and Sami. Brady
gets them coffee. Madison is more awkward. Nicole clucks at Brady and then
talks about what a stand-up guy Elvis is. Brady worries she's falling into
his trap again. They bicker about it until Madison asks if she should leave
them alone. He assures her that things are fine and wanders off. Nicole
tries assuring her that there is nothing going on between her and Brady.
Madison insists they are only business partners. The topic turns to EJ and
Nicole admits she wishes she hadn't asked for a divorce. He says he's
changed and she believes it.
and Will head to the pub. Johnny crawls out from under a table. They're
relieved. "Man, where have you been?" Will asks. "Dude, we were so worried,"
adds Rafe. Johnny's sorry but he was scared and then he fell asleep. Rafe
tries calling Sami but gets voicemail. He calls Roman while Will gets his
brother cookies and a sandwich. Will apologizes for his mom to Rafe and
leaves to see EJ. Rafe takes Johnny back to the loft. He gets into his
jimjams and takes out his stuffed doggie. Brady shows up and is thrilled to
see that Johnny is there. Once the kid is put to bed, Rafe admits to Brady
that he's afraid of what Sami is doing. He blames himself for what happened.
Brady is sure everything will be fine.
is at Casa DiMera questioning EJ, hoping he has their son hidden. He tells
her he's dead and shoves his photo in her face. He demands that she
apologize for killing his son. She slaps him. They kiss. He lifts her up and
throws her against the wall as they tear at their clothes. They make it to
the couch so she rides him as they cry and gasp. Elvis climbs on top of her
as Will walks through the front door using his old key. He follows the
grunting to the living room and is stunned by what he sees. He stumbles out
and then Sami leaps out from under Elvis. They're both dazed. Will's outside
puking on the front step. Elvis downs a full glass of scotch and returns to
crying. Sami checks her messages and see she has voicemail from Rafe. She
plays it and they discover their son is fine. EJ grabs his mouth and Sami
runs out the door.
returns to the square to tell Madison and Nicole that Johnny is fine. Nicole
goes off to make sure EJ knows. Brady thanks Madison for being so caring and
helpful. They hug and rub noses. She pulls away. He pulls her back into her
arms. She pulls away again and makes an excuse to leave. Meanwhile, Nicole
arrives at Casa DiMera just as EJ is getting in his car.
Will returns to the loft in tears. Rafe asks what's wrong. Johnny comes in
before he can explain. Rafe sends him to get a pillow so they can watch
cartoons. He worries to Will about Sami. "You, your mom, the other kids...
You know you mean the world to me," Rafe says. Will assures him his mom is
okay. "Mom always takes care of Mom," he says, before telling Rafe to stop
making excuses for her. Sami runs in and yelps for her son. He runs into her
arms. Will watches as Rafe and Johnny hug her. He takes his brother to get
ready for bed. Sami starts apologizing to her husband and crying that she
doesn't deserve him. Will returns to watch as she cries on Rafe. EJ and
Nicole barge in. Johnny runs out and hugs his dad.
November 22, 2011
I Can't Keep Doing This.
home, Abby is trying to rescue her mother from her lime green toe nails.
They start discussing her dad, 'Lord Voldemort'. Jack shows up so his
daughter heads out. He reads Jenn a letter he wrote about what a jerk he's
been. Jack didn't know how to deal with what happened at the cabin so he
pretended to be asleep. Even if he is wrong for her, he still loves her and
wants to win her back. Biting his thumb and rocking back and forth, he tries
telling her how awful Afghanistan was. She can see the man that she loves
and the man who broke her heart in his eyes. He says that man disappeared in
the cave. "I am so lost," he admits. This is all too difficult for him and
he wants to leave. She makes him stay so she can tell him he is a coward,
but she has always known that.
and EJ return to Casa DiMera to hug in relief that Johnny is back. She can
see that something has traumatized him. He explains that he lost himself
when he lost his son. She admits that is what convinced her that she loves
him. "I can't breathe without thinking of you," she admits. He reminds her
that they just signed divorce papers. She was just afraid of being hurt but
is now sure that won't happen again. He is distracted and stares at the
fire, but assures her that it is not too late for them. They kiss but he
pulls away and declares that he has to see his son.
the loft, Sami tells Rafe that her day has been a horrible nightmare. He
says that having Johnny back is all that matters. "After what I did to you,
I don't deserve you," she says. Will watches them and keeps flashing back to
see his mom having sex with EJ. She falls asleep on Rafe and dreams of sex
with EJ before waking up, startled. Sami starts to shake and asks her
husband again to forgive her. He keeps assuring her she's done nothing
wrong. Johnny bounces in for a snuggle. EJ and Nicole show up to get another
hug off of him. Elvis hugs him so tight he nearly crushes him. Nicole hugs
him too. Things are awkward. Nicole has a toy for Johnny so she and Rafe
take the little boy to bed. Sami asks EJ what they are going to do. He says
this isn't the time to discuss it. Their partners return and EJ leaves with
Nicole. Rafe putters off to call Carrie about the trail. Will starts asking
his mom vague questions. "Have I done something to upset you?" she wonders.
He demands to know where she was when Johnny was missing. She'll never
forgive herself for taking off. He asks again where she went. "It doesn't
matter, it will never happen again," she says. Her son doesn't know what
kind of mother abandons her kids when they need her the most. Rafe returns
and wonders what's going on. Will backs down and plods off. Rafe offers to
run a bath for his wife. She throws her arms around him. As soon as he
leaves, she breaks into tears as she remembers grunting with EJ. Furiously
dusting, she smashes a mirror. Rafe runs back in. "I can't keep doing this,"
and EJ head home. He wants to take her to bed. She has to take care of some
work first. As he gropes at her, she starts talking about the trial. "Lying
and betrayal just makes me sick," she says, admitting that she has made a
career out of lying. "Men do strange things under great duress," he
philosophizes. Nicole is sure that they have seen all of the worst in each
other so there must be nothing left to hide. He wants to spend the rest of
his life making things up to her. She wants a fresh start beginning now.
the hotel, Austin tries distracting his wife while she works. He thinks they
should grab a bite. She tells him to go without her. He wanders around the
square in his toque and bumps into Abby. They chat about her adventures with
Chelsea. "Little Abigail is going to Salem U," he muses. They sit at
separate tables to eat and discuss his wife. He wonders why the 'beautiful
young lady' is on her own so he invites her to join him. She's cold so he
lets her wear his toque. They talk about Chad and then their most
embarrassing moments. He gets a text from his wife saying she's on her way
so Abby skedaddle following an awkward hug. Carrie shows up as Abby heads
home with a smile. Her dad asks her if any boys were bothering her. She
claims she was alone. After Jack leaves, Jenn admits to her daughter that
Jack always gets her heart racing.
November 23, 2011
isn't thrilled that Maggie has dragged him and the rest of the family to her
place to cook dinner. She doesn't like his kitchen and wanted a memory of
making Thanksgiving dinner for him. Everybody hugs, even Grumpy. He tells
Maggie he is a better man because of her. As they go off to get groceries,
Mel wonders if her dad is comfortable with this. He's distracted by thoughts
of Jenn and Jack and changes the topic to her love life. She claims she's
too busy to have one and then thinks of sucking face with Chad. Finally, she
admits that she has a crush on some dude. Victor and Maggie return. She
makes him rip the bread up for the stiffing. This makes him mope so she asks
him to peel potatoes. Maggie and Mel make pie. There are more hugs. "This is
the best ever!" Maggie says. Daniel notices that her cranberry sauce is
exactly like the one his mother made. She explains that she found it in one
of his mother's cookbooks. There are even more hugs. She tells him he must
have had a wonderful mother. Seeing that she keeps rubbing her hands, he
asks if her condition is acting up. Maggie is sorry to be a downer but
suggests that he and Mel get tested for it. The doctor and Mel go off to get
a box and Maggie worries to Victor. "Count your blessings. Don't go looking
for trouble," he says. When Daniel returns, Victor encourages him to keep
chasing after Jenn.
the pub, Jenn's family are packing up boxes with the Carvers. Austin shows
up to help. He notices Abby is still wearing his hat. "It looks a lot better
on you than it does on me," he says, before telling her Carrie won't be
coming by. "Mmm, too bad," she says. Chad shows up. Jack stares and squints
his eyes at him. "Hormonal Troublemaker of the Troublemaker clan," he says.
Austin and Jack start making bets on football. Chad looks uncomfortable. He
is left with Jack while the others deliver a box. He tries to convince Jack
that he's not thrilled that he's a DiMera either and he will treat his
daughter like she's amazing. Jack agrees to broaden his tolerance and they
shake on it. When Jack abruptly runs out to take a call, Jenn sees him and
follows. After she hears him accept a job, she accuses him of planning to
run off again. As she rants, Abby arrives with Austin. Jack explains that
he's been offered a teaching job at Salem U. That means he can stay there
forever. Abby is irked by this. Austin explains that he has been offered a
job there too. Abby encourages him to take it. Jenn apologizes to Jack. He's
determined to fix everything.
and Carrie visit John in the cells. They drop off his suit. Carrie turns
away as John starts molesting Marlena's face and she coos. The shrink talks
about how marriage must be cherished. Carrie leaves to rehearse her speech.
Marlena tells John that being apart from his for a short time is like
eternity. She goes into denial. He assures her that their love will get them
through this. They go into the judge's chambers. Carrie makes her speech.
John has nothing to add so Carrie asks to speak to him alone. The lawyer
tells John he needs to say something. He thinks it would ring hollow. The
hearing starts up again. John makes no statement. The judge has received a
lot of letters about this case, both positive and negative, and has taken
them into account. Since John has never even shown remorse, she's sentencing
him to 50 years without parole. Marlena gasps. John arches an eyebrow. He
hugs Marlena and is taken away.
starts teasing Hope about deep fried turkey when she shows up at Casa
DiMera. She sticks the gift he gave Alice in his face. He claims to have no
idea what this is all about. She keeps digging as she unwittingly stands
right beside the same baby photo she found in Alice's box. He tells her that
questioning him is a waste of time. "Not when you won't answer my
questions," she says. After more prodding, he admits the gift was from him
and jokingly offers her a job. She keeps asking questions and he says that
his company used to send them out to people years ago and Alice must have
been on a 'thank you' list. He tells her to go home and help Bo stuff
something. Stefano suggests that she question her memories of Alice since
she was obviously keeping secrets. Hope doesn't like that. He advises her to
forget about this. She won't and doesn't like the idea that her Gran could
have been leading a double life.
November 24, 2011
November 25, 2011
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