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October 10, 2011
Doctor Moral High-Ground.
shows up at Jenn's with coffee and muffins. She puffs until Jack strolls in
half naked holding her coffee. Jenn claims this isn't what it looks like and
Jack was sleeping on the couch. Daniel thinks the three of them have a lot
to talk about. The doctor declares that he loves Jenn and won't let her be
hurt. Jack vows he won't hurt her again. Daniel lectures him. Jack doesn't
appreciate 'Doctor Moral High-Ground'. Jenn explains that he was actually
kidnapped. Daniel squints and guffaws. He keeps lecturing him and Jack warns
him to stop pushing. Jenn's sick of them acting like children. She tells the
doctor that she needs to work things out on her own and asks both men to go.
Daniel understands. They hug. Jack's more reluctant to go but plods off with
finds Sami and her stuffed dog sleeping on her homework. She wakes up and
worries about getting the kids to school. He already packed them off. They
make out. She freaks out when she remembers it's Monday and Johnny has
dress-up day. Rafe took care of that. He starts to worry about how stressed
out she is. She insists that family will never come second. She just has to
get used to having a job. He fills her in about EJ's lawsuit. Sami fumes.
In their room, Carrie starts laying into Austin when she catches him looking
at John's files. In fact, they are his files. She apologizes for
cranky. He worries about all of the pressure on her. Meanwhile, John paces
around the penthouse thinking about the lawsuit against him. He watches
Marlena sleep. She wakes up and they talk about getting their lives back.
Marlena says that compared to what they've gone through in the past, this is
nothing. As they make out, someone rings the bell. It's Austin and Carrie.
He explains that he can't be there because it's a conflict of interest. John
swears on everything that he loves that he's innocent and being set-up. Rafe
and Sami show up. John repeats that he's innocent. Carrie tells her husband
that his word should be enough. He reminds the lawyer that evidence counts.
John begins flashing back to making financial account changes and then
snaps, "No more fighting!" Marlena thinks they should all go but John wants
to work on his case with Carrie. Austin walks out. Sami tells her family
about her new job. John thanks Rafe for everything and the cop says he's
poking around to help. After he leaves, Carrie warns Sami that the press
will be all over her. John returns to moaning about how he's ruined their
lives. Marlena calms things and thanks her kids. After the sisters leave,
John worries about the strain this is putting on people. Marlena promises
everyone will support him. "I've made my decision," he says. "We need to
file for divorce."
the station, Austin explains his predicament to Rafe, who says that good
rarely comes when work and family collide. Austin worries the sisters won't
have much time together. He's also concerned about what the stress will do
to his marriage. Rafe is sure he knows what to do about it: leave his job.
The cop points out that money doesn't always make things easier. Meanwhile,
Carrie and Sami drop by her place. Sami wonders if John could be guilty.
Carrie refuses to contemplate that.
October 11, 2011
the square, Jack rants to Justin and Adrienne about his rival. Justin thinks
Daniel's concerns about him are merited. Jack say that 'Dr. Cowabunga' has
nothing but an unnatural tan. His sister tells him he's been an ass. He's
determined to prove that he's changed and is now reliable. "Words are
cheap," Adrienne says. Justin starts babbling about Chad, which confuses
Jack. They explain that his daughter is dating a DiMera. "I've got one
daughter and she's hooking up with the spawn of Dracula?" he asks, freaking
out. He runs off to stop it, in spite of their protests. Justin wonders if
being your own worst enemy ever gets tiring.
At the mansion, Mel walks in on Victor and Maggie stuffing their faces.
She's eager to start wedding plans. Victor says the only thing he needs is
Maggie. Mel gets awkward and points out that she married Philip in the same
room they're in. Maggie reminds her she has her whole life to find
happiness. Mel whines and then apologizes for being a Debbie Downer.
Henderson starts bringing in packages. Victor explains that they are the
maid of honor dresses that Maggie liked. She's impressed. Justin and
Adrienne arrive. They all chat about Jack before the topic turns to the
wedding. Mel tries on a dress and Maggie thinks she looks beautiful. While
the others leave to discuss Mad World, Mel returns to moping about her
wedding. She promises that she will get over it. "You are my angel," Maggie
tells her as they hug.
home, Abby mopes to Chad about her father. She asks him to convince Jack to
leave town. He says that won't happen but offers to distract her with his
basket of popcorn, soda and "The Goonies." He also offers her a massage.
They make out. As he starts massaging her, Jack arrives and yanks him off.
Jack rants about how sick and twisted the DiMeras are. His daughter tells
him he's a liar and a jerk. He forbids her to see Chad again. This only
infuriates her. She tears into him for abandoning his family and says he
gave up all of his rights as a father. "Just leave," she orders. She wants
him out of her life forever.
and Hope are at the pub looking over the Alice files. A woman walks in and
serves Hope some papers. It's a cease and desist order, telling them to stop
their investigation. He assumes this is a sign they are on to something.
They decide to track down the lawyer behind this, Erin Hewitt. The cops meet
her at her office. She was expecting them and is strangely friendly. Hewitt
explains that she represented Alice in personal matters and other, less
private, ones. When the cops show her the bank statements, she won't explain
anything. Hope begs. Hewitt lets her see some of the 'less private' files.
Once they have them, they return to the pub and look them over. Hope gets
frustrated. Suddenly, she decides that her Gran must have been using this
account to help someone.
At the townhouse, Marlena is baffled when John asks for a divorce. He won't
put her through what he knows is coming. "Without you, I don't have a life!"
she declares. They argue about what's best for her but all she wants is him.
He expects her to cut all ties with him. She refuses but he tells her she
still has to leave. If he's exonerated, they can be together again. Marlena
refuses to leave, no matter how many times he asks. He's the only man in the
world for her. John keeps refusing the help of his family, but she says he
has no choice. Rubbing his back, she vows that they will get their lives
back. He backs down and says he couldn't survive all of this without her.
October 12, 2011
town square, Nicole is helping EJ with his tie and lecturing him about
dimples. They meet with the interviewer, who explains that it will actually
be a dual interview with Abe. They are not pleased and both blink violently
as Abe and Lexi arrive. Abe wasn't expecting this situation either. The
reporter leaves to set things up. EJ takes Nicole aside and threatens to
fire her if she does something like this again. Abe admits to Lexi that this
is throwing him off but she's sure he can wipe the floor with her brother.
EJ and Nicole return to bicker with Abe about his lack of experience with a
challenger. Abe claims he does his job really well. The men squint and try
to intimidate each other. Abe is sure Elvis will start drowning in the
political pool. "EJ's fresh blood and the people like that," Nicole shoots
back. The interview starts. Elvis checks his watch as Abe yaks about the
square. EJ says that the square is just a distraction from the real problems
in Salem. He claims that crime is the number one issue and says that Abe and
the PD are completely inept.
and Brady bring Madison to the pub. "It's so homey!" she coos. They
introduce her to Caroline and then plop around a table to start discussing
ads. Kate comes in and trashes her rival. Madison says that she's seen the
plans for Kate's showroom and it looks like something from the 80s. Kate is
furious. Nate Berkus shows up and Madison explains he's there to work on her
showroom. He's introduced to Kate and he wishes her the best of luck. She
advises him to get paid upfront. Nate plods off for a minute and the women
keep trading barbs. Kate tells them she just inked a big distribution deal.
She stole it out from under them. Sami leaps up to accuse her of stealing.
Madison remains quiet as Kate mocks them. After Kate flounces off, Nate
returns as Brady worries. Madison isn't concerned and smirks.
finds Jack sitting on the bench. Moping, he says that their daughter hates
him. "I don't know what I'm going to do without her," he says. This has
upset him terribly and wishes he could fix what he's done. He keeps beating
himself up and then recalls their happy days in London. "Without you and the
kids, I got nothing," he says. It worries her to see him so upset. He
doesn't want to lay anymore of this on her and tries to walk away. She grabs
him by the hand to say that she still cares. They hold hands for a moment
and then she pulls away. Jenn knows he loves his children and offers to go
somewhere to talk with him, though she makes it clear that it's only talking
as old friends. They get coffee and he admits that he told Abby to dump the
DiMera. She felt the same but says she didn't want to be the mother who
tells their daughter who to date. They can't push her to listen to them now
that she's an adult. Jenn insists that Chad is okay. Jack can't handle this.
As they hold hands again, she tells him Abby needs time. "How much time do
you need?" he asks.
October 13, 2011
I Never Meant To Be Held Hostage.
their interview in the square, EJ trashes the Salem PD and Abe's competence.
Abe defends himself but EJ accuses him of just posturing and blames the
crime rate and poverty in town on him. "If you want the crime rate lowered,
leave town and take your father with you," Abe shoots back. Elvis defends
his family and reminds his opponent that Lexi is a DiMera and he has no
criminal record. Abe thinks this is just an ego trip for him. The topic
turns to John and EJ lays into him, explaining his class action lawsuit.
Looking at the camera, he promises to make John pay. Abe thinks he's taking
cheap shots. EJ keeps going and points out that Abe's first loyalty was to
his friend rather than the public. Abe says stoning people in the town
square is vile. He reiterates his support for John. Elvis furrows his brow
and smirks. Lexi and Nicole discuss the interview. They each think their
husband is winning. The interview ends and Nicole tells EJ that the
Twitterverse is on his side. Lexi tells her husband that she's proud of him
for sticking by his principles, but the public doesn't see it that way.
the pub, Sami freaks out about Kate stealing their distribution deal but
Madison just chuckles. Nate laughs as Madison explains that it was all a
set-up and Kate took the bait. "No one goes up against me and wins," she
says. When Sami goes outside, Kate corners her and says she's a joke. Sami
says Countess W. is going down. "I can't wait to hear your blond explanation
for that," Kate says. They trade insults. Back inside, Madison closes a deal
in Japanese. Sami returns to moan about Kate. Madison assures her it's all
in hand. They head over to the showroom and Nate talks about how it will
look when it's finished. As Nate and Madison cuddle, Brady looks a bit
uncomfortable. Nate and Sami go off to measure the walls. Brady gets close
to Madison. She flatly tells him she doesn't date men she works with. He's
confused. She repeats herself and then looks at him flirtily. He's more
confused. Kate shows up and starts throwing around more insults. After she
putters off, Nate warns Madison not to underestimate her. Madison likes
having an opponent. Nate ask Brady for some help moving furniture. To avoid
getting his clothes dirty, Brady takes off his shirt. Madison averts her
the park, Jack asks Jenn if she will ever come around to forgiving him. She
stares into his eyes but refuses to do this right now. "I never meant to be
held hostage," he says. As he keeps begging, she keeps saying she's not
ready. He offers to wait as long as it takes and thanks her for giving him
hope. She agrees to try talking to their daughter on his behalf because she
knows how much Abby still cares, but warns him that he's hurt her a lot.
Jenn makes it clear that this is his last chance. He explains that being in
a cave has changed him. Being away from her was Hell for him. Thinking that
she would believe he didn't care terrified him more than death. He made a
deal with God that he would never hurt anyone he loves again. Jack just
wants the chance to make things better so the family can have one more
October 14, 2011
Screw-Ups Since Time Immemorial.
and Hope join Jenn and Maggie at the Horton house to complain about the John
case. Hope explains they need to talk about Alice and her secrets. She tells
them about the bank account. Jenn think Alice's only secret was her donut
recipe. The cops explain that the account has been open for twenty years and
the transactions are ongoing. They ask to use Jenn's computer since Hope's
crashed. When the cops are left alone, Bo massages Hope as she flips though
the documents. They find an email to Alice's attorney about an investigation
which yielded surprising news for Maggie. The cops are flummoxed. They
notice the email regarding a letter sent to Maggie was sent the day before
Alice died so they wonder if she received it.
the station, Rafe looks through the evidence that Austin has been analyzing.
He shows the cop a security photo that captured John making one of the
illegal transactions. The picture also contradicts John's story about not
being able to walk. Rafe goes into denial. They decide to pay John a visit.
Meanwhile, Carrie drops by the townhouse with bad news for John and Marlena.
She shows them the picture. John says it's a fake and then looks confused.
Marlena says he was at a clinic when the picture was supposedly taken.
Carrie calls the clinic but there are no witnesses to verify John was there.
He doesn't even remember being there because he was so drugged up. Austin
and Rafe arrive. Carrie is defensive but John agrees to talk. John claims
that his accounts were hacked. Rafe says there's no proof of that and pulls
out a warrant for John's computer and phone. "They were stolen," John says.
Austin says that's pretty convenient. John says it all looks like a set-up
that only Stefano would engineer. Off the record, Rafe says that makes sense
but there's no proof. Marlena decides to bustle off, much to John's chagrin.
He sits down and stares at the photo. Suddenly, he has a flashback and
wishes he knew what was going on. Across town, Marlena shows up at Casa
DiMera looking for Stefano.
drops by the mansion. Victor thinks he looks like he needs a drink. The
doctor moans about Jack being back. He really wants to punch him and thinks
Jack is just playing Jenn. "Women have been falling in love with screw-ups
since time immemorial," Victor explains, and Jenn loves Jack because he's a
jackass. Daniel paces as his godfather explains that half the time, women
don't know what they want and the rest of the time they tell you to do the
opposite of what they want. Victor offers to send Jack to Siberia. Maggie
and Jenn arrive. The doctor apologizes to his girlfriend for his behavior.
She knows it's a difficult situation and takes his hand, saying she wants to
talk. They head to the square and she explains that Jack is trying to change
and make things right. Daniel is skeptical. "I've never been so confused in
my whole life," she admits. He doesn't see how this is any different than
all of the other times Jack has screwed up. She feels like she owes her
family one last chance. He explains that she's changed his life and taught
him to love again. Daniel begs her to stay with him and swears that Jack
will hurt her again. "You are a wonderful man," she weeps, but even if she
loves him, part of her still loves Jack. Meanwhile, Victor tries convincing
Maggie to side with Daniel. She points out that the doctor is hardly a model
of virtue himself. The redhead tells him about the Alice mystery. Maggie
misses her kids. Victor understands. Hope calls to ask her if she received a
letter form Alice. She didn't so the cops assume it must still be in the
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