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October 3, 2011
I Was Held Hostage!
freaks out as John is arrested in the square. Elvis is really enjoying this.
Kate things he's being a tad cruel. Sami finally returns to say that
everyone is crazy. Carrie lectures Austin for knowing this was coming and
not telling her. He feels like crap but says he had no choice. Carrie tells
her sister what happened. Sami fumes because Rafe knew this was coming. EJ
bumps into her and tries to act sympathetic. She doesn't buy it and then
notices his campaign poster. She tells him to dream on. He claims he's doing
all of this for the children and reminds her of how hard she had to work to
sits beside Austin and starts cracking jokes. He doesn't think this is the
time. He whines about his wife. Kate thinks she's being a drama queen. He's
distraught about the fact he might have to testify against John. She goes
home. EJ soon arrives and they begin talking about his campaign announcement
and surfing the blogs for reactions. As they look at pictures, Kate gets a
shock and starts stuttering, "No, no, no, no way, no, no way, no, no way, no
way she would be in town." He's confused so she explains that her big
competition, Madison James, is in town. She tries to convince herself she's
tears herself away from Victor to see Marlena. Victor heads back to the
mansion and suggests that Brady go give his dad some moral support. Brady
makes excuses about why he shouldn't. He says his father doesn't like the
way he's been running things. He plans to monitor the situation and decide
what to do later. Brady turns the subject to the proposal and Victor assures
him it will be fine. Maggie shows so Brady makes himself scarce. Victor
reminds her about his question. She gets him to ask again. He slips on the
ring and asks. She says yes and they cuddle.
her place, Daniel tells Jenn that he's sorry about what's happening to her.
She's used to it but doesn't want to talk about Jack anymore. Jack barges
in. He knows that he hurt her but has to explain. After Daniel leaves them
alone, Jenn rants at Jack for abandoning the family. "I was held hostage!"
he blurts out. She thinks he's lying so he explains that he had to go
undercover to investigate the opium trade in Afghanistan. He was abducted
and held in captivity. "If I was going to lie, I would have come up with a
better story," he says. She orders him to 'shave that stupid thing' off his
face and says that she never would have blown his cover. He admits he
shouldn't have risked everything for a story. It killed him that he was cut
off from the family. Thinking about them kept him alive. "Can you ever
forgive me?" he asks.
The cops are with John in the interrogation room. They ask him what's going
on. He'd hoped that things wouldn't have gone this far. Rafe is left with
John. He apologizes but John knows he was just doing his job. Meanwhile, the
other cops question Tim. He insists that the evidence against John is
damning. This still doesn't make sense to the Bradys, who can't understand
why anyone would investigate John. Daniel arrives. Hope called him down to
take a look at John. He breaks the news that Jack is back. Hope is sure that
he and Jenn will have a lot to talk about.
At the station, Maggie, Carrie and Lexi try comforting Marlena. She panics
about John. Sami shows up to moan about Rafe making the arrest as Austin
arrives. When Rafe comes out, Sami starts tearing into him. He explains that
he tried to tell her but she went missing. She admits that she had a follow
up interview and apologizes for lying and keeping things from him. He tells
her not to do anything until he finds out more about this mysterious
corporation. After he plods off, Marlena and Carrie come out. Carrie is sure
that John is innocent. Sami and Rafe go into the interrogation and start
laughing about how mad they are. Marlena goes down to the cells to see John.
He wanted to give her olives and 'etc' tonight. She's sure he'll be out
soon. She won't stop believing in him.
October 4, 2011
Casa DiMera, Kate mumbles to herself about burying Madison's company. EJ
strolls in and shows off all of the newspapers articles about his campaign.
He looks at the articles about John's arrest and chuckles. As they discuss
his PR campaign, Nicole arrives to drop her keys on the chess table. "The
pawn has fallen. Just like John Black," Kate remarks. She and Nicole trade
insults until Kate leaves for a meeting. Nicole asks EJ what he wants. She
can't understand why he's running for mayor. He explains that he needs
someone to put a positive spin on the family name and asks her to be his
publicist. EJ wants national recognition, not just local. She points out
that she's not a qualified PR person and she isn't even a fan of his. He's
sure she can spin his strengths. "What is this really about?" she asks.
Elvis insists he has no ulterior motive. He just wants someone who is brazen
and can convince people he's good when he's not. He promises he's a still a
'dirty, charming scoundrel'. She reminds him of her past but he thinks they
can both have a comeback story. This is ridiculous but she can't tear
herself away from the train wreck. She reminds him that she doesn't want a
man and this can only be business. "I'll think about it and get back to
you," she says.
shows up at the restaurant as Madison looks around. He mistakes her for a
hostess and asks for a table and food fast so he doesn't need to spend extra
time with the 'bitch' he's meeting. She plays along and seats him. Victor
happily putters over to say Maggie accepted his proposal. When Madison
sashays over, Brady is embarrassed to realize he just met her. She starts
talking about the importance of first impressions. Victor tries buttering
her up. Madison tells them she cares about her company more than herself.
Victor respects that and says people matter more than profits. He leaves to
take a call from Maggie and the other two start pushing each other over
control issues. Brady insists she would have complete autonomy if she came
to Titan and she'd get huge profits. She refuses anyway. Things are awkward.
He apologizes for being a pompous jerk. She accepts the apology but still
rejects the offer. Victor returns and offers to sweeten the pot. She whips
out a counter off. The men look at it and their eyebrows convulse. They
agree to the offer. Victor tells her Kate will be direct competition and
opening a store in the square. Madison says that she'll beat her to it. Kate
shows up and nearly gags. She declares that she doesn't like what's going
on, whatever it is.
goes down to the cells and discovers John has a busted lip. He assures her
it's not as bad as it looks and explains that he was in general population
in the middle of the night. John says he'll be okay as long as he has her.
Roman shows up and tells them not to get their hopes up. He thinks the
prosecutors plan to skin John alive. Doc and the cop walk off. He admits he
doesn't think John is guilty. She admits that John has lost a lot of money.
"Hang tough," he says.
Bo and Hope lecture a cop for letting John into the yard. "Oops I screwed
up," the cop says. Bo wants him suspended without pay but the cop says the
union will never let that happen. After the cop wanders off, the detectives
discuss how much average people hate John because of what he allegedly did
to Basic Black. The company lost billions overnight and cost many their
pensions and savings, including them. Hope is sure John is innocent. He says
the proof makes him look guilty as hell. She thinks there's too much
evidence and doesn't trust it. They start listening to death threats sent in
about John. "A lot of folks dislike him," Bo observes. Marlena pops up and
they play some threats to her to show how many people hate her husband. They
promise to keep him safe. Marlena's not impressed. The cops go down to the
cells and put John in a bullet proof vest. As Marlena claims that he wasn't
even working the whole time he was recovering, he flashes back to doing just
October 5, 2011
I Can't Believe I'm Employed.
runs into Madison with Victor and Brady in the square. She starts to
explode. Victor finds that entertaining and says she's one of his favorite
ex-wives. He starts making barbs about Kate's career. She's furious that
he's going to let Madison open a business there. Victor chuckles and Kate
tries threatening to sue him. She accuses them of trying to steal her
business plan. "No, I want to make money," Madison says, telling Kate she
will kick her butt. The three of them mock Kate, who says that the Kiriakis
men tend to mistake cleavage for a business plan. "I know nothing about
mascara, but I know a good market share," Victor says. The women keep
trading insults. Kate tells them that this is personal now and she will do
everything to bring them down. Madison tells her to grow up and accuses her
of being desperate. She offers to send her some anti-aging cream and
saunters off with the men. Madison tells Victor she doesn't want to be used
as a pawn in some battle with Kate. She won't put up with stuff like that.
Meanwhile, Kate makes a call to get someone to dig up the dirt on her new
Jenn's, Abby complains about what a freak her dad is. Her mom insists that
Jack's story about being a hostage is true. Abby is still furious and thinks
her dad is ruining Jenn's life. Her mom urges her to give Jack a chance. He
shows up, de-bearded. "You trying to clean up your act?" Abby asks. She lays
into him for keeping secrets. He apologizes but she's sick of that. Jenn
explains Jack's side of things but Abby is still fuming. She shouts in his
face over what he's done to them. "How could you do this to us?" she asks.
Her mom wants her to calm down. That doesn't happen. Abby cries on her mom's
shoulder as Jack continues apologizing. He's missed them more than they can
imagine. "I'm going to be a different man," he swears. His daughter says
those are just words. He announces he's staying in Salem to prove he can be
good, even if it takes the rest of his life.
the loft, Sami paces and waits for a call about the job. Rafe and Will crack
wise about it. Will sits with Gabi to look at their sports website and she
gabs about his ability to get jocks to open up to him. They get a news
report about John's arraignment. Will thinks they should go. Sami worries
about John. Rafe tries to be reassuring. Sami's phone rings. She nervously
goes into the bedroom to answer it. She begins screaming, runs out and jumps
on Rafe. "I got the job!" she yelps. "I can't believe I'm employed!" she
goes on before explaining that she's a junior executive at Mad World
Cosmetics. Rafe cracks open the wine and they toast to Sami. He tells her
that he's been asked to head up the investigation into John and he wants to
make sure he gets a fair deal. "What if he's guilty?" she asks. He says
he'll have to do his job.
the pub, Mel worries her dad has been drinking but he insists he's just
tired. He asked Jenn to move in with him but then Jack fell in a cake. That
changed everything. She encourages him to stay strong and stick with Jenn.
Maggie arrives and muses about Jack. The doctor says he'll never understand
how Jack could abandon his family. He won't let Jenn get hurt again. Maggie
advises him not to let Jenn see how angry he is about the situation. He
changes the topic to her and Victor. She shows off her ring and they
congratulate her. Mel starts planning her wedding. Maggie asks her to be the
maid of honor. Mel cries and hugs her.
October 6, 2011
Elvis DiMera The Virtual Saint.
the police station, Austin repeats to Carrie that the case against John is
strong. She's not happy and doesn't care about his rational opinion, just
his opinion as her husband. Bo and Hope show up and talk about the crowd of
John haters outside. Roman and Marlena help John in. He was pelted with
eggs. He can't post bail because all of his assets were frozen. Carrie is
furious. The cops explain that the other cops let John be beaten. Hope feels
bad but John understands why everyone is angry and plans to get back the
lost money. Carrie and Austin go into a room to argue. She refuses to have a
discussion with him and tells him he shouldn't be torn about John's
innocence. It kills her that he doesn't believe in John. She asks him what
he'll say in his SEC report and then assumes he'll say he's guilty. He can't
say. Seeing her upset is making him upset. Things soften up and they talk
about how they wanted to come back to town to be with her family and start a
family of their own. They recall their time in Europe and decide that
they're happy with how things worked out. After they suck face, he says they
should work on having kids. She doesn't want kids if their grandparents are
their desk, Hope tells Bo that she tracked down Alice's secret financial
advisor. He urges caution, pointing out that Mrs. H. went to a lot of
trouble to keep this a secret. She wants to know the answer. Hope feels like
her Gran is guiding her to something. Before they can go off to speak to the
advisor, Carrie and Austin pop up, confused that they haven't been able to
reach John's lawyers. Roman walks in to tell them bad news. Meanwhile, John
is taken down to a private cell. Roman is sorry about all of this and shuts
the door. Marlena stands at the bars as John pants. "I'm right here," she
promises. He paces nervously and hopes his family stays away from the wrath
of the town. They hold hands and he tells her that he looks guilty. Roman
returns to announce that John's lawyers have quit. "That's outrageous!"
Marlena blurts. John assumes that Stefano is behind all of this. Back
upstairs, Carrie gets an idea about how to take care of John,
arrives at Casa DiMera as EJ complains about an article that calls him
'nefarious and pompous'. He demands to know if she will be his publicist.
She insists that working with him can't involve any 'fringe benefits'. He's
okay with that. She wants a seven figure salary. They shake on it. She says
they have to give him a new persona and then moves away from him on the
couch. They decide to exploit his style and financial savvy so he seems
human. The topic turns to his kids. They both miss them. All he wants is the
love and respect of his children. "I will help you make that happen," she
promises. He gropes her knee. She wants to make him look like a virtual
saint. He asks her out for lunch and promises he won't try to have sex with
her in the pub.
and Abe walk around the square. She's miffed that EJ has been playing dirty
and worries it's just the beginning. He gets word that John has bail but
can't get out. He'd like to show him some support but worries that would be
bad for his campaign. He buys her a new dress. She's happy until she spots a
poster for EJ and tears it down. They go to the pub and she tries calming
down. As they start campaign planning, EJ and Nicole stroll in. Lexi starts
giving him a piece of her mind. He says that she already gave him one last
night and it's for the voters to decide now. The siblings bicker. Nicole
weighs in and Lexi storms out, dragging her brother with her. She tells EJ
that he's hurt her feelings after she's stood by him over the years. He
insists that he's done this for the sake of the family. She thinks it will
backfire and continues to lash out at him. She'll never forgive him if he
hurts Abe or Theo. It breaks her heart that he turned on her. He slouches
back inside to tell Nicole this pains him, but he's determined to be the
next mayor. He's distracted by thoughts of John and explains that Mr. Black
is going to help him win.
October 7, 2011
What am I? Dessert?
the accountant's office, Bo and Hope ponder the Alice mystery. She really
feels like her Gran is trying to tell her something. They discuss what that
could be. The accountant comes in and says he can't divulge anything. Hope
won't back down. Bo puts the pressure on and flashes his badge. He threatens
to bring the IRS in so the guy admits the account is connected to Alice and
still active. If they want more, they have to get a court order. The cops
leave and ponder their next move.
is shocked when Sami shows up at his meeting with her new boss. Madison
senses they know each other and worries they might have dated. He explains
she's his step-sister. Madison realizes Sami's maiden name is Brady and she
shoved her off the monkey bars in first grade. They hug and babble. Brady's
amazed Sami had friends. Maddy goes off to take a call. Brady explains that
Titan bought Madison's company, Sami assumes that's why she got the job. He
insists that had nothing to do with him but he's glad she's on his team. She
starts asking about his dad. Madison returns and they go off to see their
new showroom. It gets them excited. Sami runs off. Brady and Madison go to
the mansion and do a little business over the video network. After they
close a deal, he asks her to stay for champagne. She's got a lot to do and
gets up to leave but trips over him and into his lap. He makes a joke and
she leaps up. After he checks out her booty, she walks out. Meanwhile, Sami
goes home to look at the papers her boss sent over. The babysitter calls to
say the kids are on the way home. Sami decides to make them peanut butter
sandwiches because she has no other food.
Casa Dimera, Nicole asks EJ how John is going to help him win. He barks. She
demands some answers and they begin debating his image problem. Nicole
doesn't want to dodge bullets and needs to know things in advance. He asks
her to trust him. She's ready to walk out but he reminds her about the
money. Nicole stops. Elvis gives her his strategy. She's impressed by how
ruthless he is. Later, she finds that the table has been set for an intimate
dinner. "What am I? Dessert?
the station, Austin assures Carrie that his involvement in John's case is
done. Rafe tells her she can see John now. She heads down to the cells and
the men discuss the sisters. Rafe says he's got a lot of balls to look after
with Sami. Austin says she knows how to use them and make things happen. In
the cells, John is sure Stefano is behind his lawyers quitting. Marlena says
they need someone they can completely trust. Carrie pops up to announce that
she's his new attorney. They don't seem happy. She explains that she already
filed for his release and he's been granted house arrest. "I know what I'm
doing. You're going to have to listen to me," she says. After she plods off,
John and Marlena talk about how reliable Carrie is... but he worries that
she could be in danger if she's involved. Marlena doesn't think they have
much choice. Besides, she gets guilty people off all the time so he should
be easy. Carrie returns with Rafe and the keys. He has to wear an ankle
monitor and she's hired a security firm for protection. John is let out.
There are hugs.
and Carrie take John and Marlena home. John's annoyed that Marlena's stuck
in there with him. The couple is left alone. He complains about what a mess
they're in but she's sure they'll be fine. After she has a shower, they have
champagne and make out. He's wanted to take her to bed again for a long time
and asks for a shot. Rafe interrupts and informs them that EJ has filed a
class action lawsuit against John. Meanwhile, Austin is at the pub whining
on the phone to his employer. Carrie shows up. He orders her some wine. She
checks for bugs and chugs it before admitting that he was right: the case
against John is strong. He's sure she will still win. Austin tells her that
he requested a new case but the only way he can stay in Salem is if he stays
on John's case. Some dude walks in and hands her a document. She opens it.
"Great! Just when I thought things couldn't get worse!" she moans.
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