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January 30, 2012
Will Hurts EJ's Feelings.
and Marlena are at the penthouse. She shocks him with her cougar wear and
they suck face. They discuss how to have an exciting sex life on the cheap.
They go into the bedroom for awhile. Later, as they get dressed, he tries
inhaling her and then wants to go back to budget planning. She assures him
they will get by. He wants to be the breadwinner. She tells him to relax.
is helping Syd unwrap gifts at Casa DiMera. EJ takes pictures and Abe creeps
away to switch the debate question in the foyer. EJ walks out and catches
him. Abe claims he was just looking for a pen to sign Syd's card. EJ buys
this and they trade some barbs. EJ returns to the party and tells Will they
should get Syd back before Sami finds out. Will assures him that Sami will
be gone for a few more hours. The Carvers chat. Lexi tells Theo his dad will
be on TV soon so everyone can see what an honest man he is.
and Carrie continue to waltz around the pub in their princess costumes. Sami
arrives outside and spots them. "Is it hot in here or is it me?" Carrie asks
him as Sami and Austin walk in the door. They explain why they are dressed
up. Their spouses understand that, but the rest... They explain some more.
Rafe tries flirting with Sami but that fails and she enlists Austin to
decorate. Rafe explains that Will has Syd. Sami tries calling him.
Eventually, he picks up and tells her they're at EJ's and she should come
over. She nearly explodes when he hangs up on her. Rafe doesn't have time to
change but he runs off with her. Austin continues badgering his wife about
Rafe and angrily drinking coffee. "You're hurting my feelings," she says.
This hurts his feelings. It also hurts her feelings that she's been playing
princess with another man. John and Marlena arrive and guess they came at a
bad time. Austin feels embarrassed. "It's called 'marriage'," John tells
him. Austin is starting to think his wife doesn't want him. Meanwhile,
Marlena takes Carrie aside and she vents about everything. She admits that
she's been avoiding her husband.
Casa DiMera, Will sends Theo and Syd into the kitchen for more cake as Sami
and Rafe burst in. "Did Sami let you dress yourself this morning?" Nicole
ask Rafe. Even Abe laughs at that one. Sami rants until Syd runs out and
tells her to stop. Sami starts apologizing. Rafe shows her his costume. She
cringes. Will and EJ exchange glances and Syd declares that she wants her
dad at the other party too. Her mother says he's too busy. She jumps over to
her dad, holding his leg and asking him to come. Sami gives in. Will gives
his mom the thumbs up as she leaves. EJ demands some answers from William
and warns him that he's on dangerous ground. Will smiles and says seeing how
mad Sami was made it all worthwhile. EJ smirks to himself. Will follows his
mom and the others over to the pub. His mom corners him and says they are
going to have a very serious conversion. Nicole and EJ arrive to join the
party. Sami bites her lip.
the square, Bo and Hope keeps saying they are ready to open the box. Stefano
keeps telling them they are making a mistake. They spazz. "I just want to go
home. Mary's hamster is more entertaining than you two," Stefano complains.
"Bla bla bla bla bla bla bla," Hope yelps before accusing him of being
scared. "We need to get this over with today and then you can go back to
playing chess with yourself, or whatever you call it," Bo says. Stefano lays
out his terms. They keep going around in circles. Stefano finally walks
away. Hope curses.
January 31, 2012
Bonbons And Tabloids.
goes to Austin's office. He's already there and disheveled. Dressing he explains
that he slept there last night after a fight with his wife. "You and Carrie have
been married for like forever though," she says. He explains that marriage can
be a lonely place. His wife didn't even try calling him last night. Abby thinks
that nuts and babbles about how fantastic he is. He rubs her hand.
at the office, Carrie tells Rafe about her fight with Austin. She explains that
they've been having problems ever since she took John's case. Rafe offers to
help but she's sure that would make it worse. She rehashes the past few months
and how they no longer find time to be together. It just doesn't seem important
anymore. He tries defending Austin and then tells her about the problems with
Will. She probes and he opens up about his fights with Sami and the things she's
been doing. They go down to the square and spot Austin having coffee with Abby.
She wants to run but her husband sees her. Rafe and Abby give them some privacy.
Carrie's angry that Austin doesn't seem more upset. He tells her how upset he
is. They sit down and he asks her to help him figure things out. He points out
that she's been spending most of her time with Rafe and she admits that she
hasn't been very considerate. A text comes in telling him he has a meeting.
"We're good, right?" he asks. She says they're better and he can come home
tonight. They kiss and he heads off.
runs into John at the pub. They chat awkwardly about stuff. He reminds her that
he used to look after her when she was Johnny's age because her mom was too
busy. He suggests she should put her kids before her job if she thinks it's
getting in the way. That sets her off. When he asks about her marriage, that
makes it worse. She yells, beats herself up and storms out. When she goes
through the square, she bumps into Rafe but tries to avoid him. He keeps her
there to talk. This turns to bickering about how much she'd rather be eating
bonbons and reading tabloids. Rafe aggressively kisses her and lets her leave.
He heads back to the office. Carrie arrives soon and they talk about their
frustrations. Meanwhile, Austin returns to his office. He apologizes to Abby for
everything and tells her not to worry about his problems. When he leaves, she
smirks to herself.
wakes Brady up by licking his chest. They start making out but he's distracted.
The topic of her spying scheme comes up. He wonders what else she hasn't been
telling him. "We should get dressed," she abruptly says. He worries about her
demeanour so she kisses and hugs him. They get dressed and go down to the pub
where they run into his father. As John makes a business call, Madison tells
Brady it must feel good to have a father who is so proud of him. She bustles off
to work and John returns. Brady fills him in about Sami's adventures in business
and they worry she could revert to her old tricks. Meanwhile, Sami and Madison
meet up. Sami thinks it's time to take Kate down. Madison is reluctant to have
her involved with this now that she's been told about her friend's past with
Kate. Sami's adamant about going ahead with the plan but her boss doesn't think
it's worth it anymore. "You cannot leave me hanging," Sami says.
February 1, 2012
I'd Rather You Be Pregnant.
is at the loft deleting pictures of Gabi from his phone when Sonny shows up
to take him to the movies. When Sonny brings up his friends, Will asks him
how someone realizes they are gay. Sonny explains that he always liked cute
guys on TV but didn't really understand it. He talks about how he used to go
out with girls and try to fool everyone. For years, he wished that he could
stop being gay. Will wonders what he was afraid of the most. Sonny feared
that he could never have his own family. Will points out that his family was
fine with him but he wonders if it would be different for someone else and
if it would cause more damage than living a lie. "Once you accept who you
are, things get better," Sonny says. Will doesn't believe it's that easy.
Sonny tells him he just has a better shot at happiness if he's honest. "You
can't find true love if you're not living your life truly," he adds. Will
starts pacing as Sonny tells him he's not alone.
joins Brady in the pub. She tells him she's been feeling bad for using Sami
and apologizes for lying to him. She's decided to pull the plug on the plan
to sink Kate. He smiles and is impressed that she's making a sacrifice.
Madison admits that this is the first time she's cared about a man more than
work. She still loves running her company but being with him is something
she wants too. "No one has ever gotten to me the way you have," he says.
They kiss and head back to her room. She's about to tell him something big
when her phone starts ringing. When she looks at it, she freezes up and then
gets frazzled. She claims it was just her office. He has to run to a meeting
anyway. "I love you," he blurts out. She loves him too. After they make out,
he runs off. Her phone rings again.
excited Abby runs home and tells her parents about her internship at
MadWorld. When she tells her mom, Jenn says, "I think I'd rather you be
pregnant." Her mom thinks she's too busy for this job and she needs to
refuse the offer. Abby's not asking for her permission. Jack referees. Jenn
still forbids it and tells her she'll have to move out if she disobeys. Abby
wants people to see her as a grown woman. "I forbid anyone to see you as a
grown woman," Jack says. Abby thinks models get all the respect and this
discussion is useless. She flounces out. Jack explains to Jenn that they
cannot dictate their daughter's life anymore. They may have messed up their
own lives, but they've raised good kids and need to let them make their own
mistakes. She's so afraid she starts crying. Jenn feels like she keeps
losing everyone. He gives her a hug. She's amazed that he's being the voice
of reason. As Jenn sits in an armchair with a picture of her daughter, Jack
tracks down his daughter in the square. He tells her she's going to have to
give her mom some time to come around. He asks her to be careful. She thanks
him for being there for her. They hug.
and Carrie are playing cards in their office. He thinks their business
venture sucks. They talk about fighting with their spouses and then get a
call that distresses Carrie. Her law firm has cut off their funding because
they haven't brought in any business. She feels like a failure but he thinks
she's amazing. Carrie tells him her old firm in Switzerland has left a
position open for her. They debate this and she admits she'd hate to miss
out on mocking him. She tries making some calls to get work but has no luck.
He reminds her that they've paid rent for the rest of the month so they
might as well keeping trying until time runs out. She agrees to that.
February 2, 2012
I Can See Myself In Him.
Casa DiMera, Nicole and EJ are electioneering. Will listens to them rehearse
his answers for the debate. Nicole worries but EJ's sure William will keep
quiet about this. She demands to know what's really going on between them.
Her husband confronts her about bribing Will but he's not upset. She
threatens to quit and leave him with his 'pretty intern'. Elvis explains
that he's blackmailing Will. He tells her about the shooting and then sneaks
in some jokes about Lucas and Will. This doesn't sit well with William. He
threatens to put his cards on the table too and tell Nicole everything. "Go
ahead and tell her," EJ challenges. He then tells William he just got him an
apartment at the DiMera complex. Nicole thinks that's uncharacteristically
generous. Nicole leaves to take a call. EJ tells Will he wants him to get a
taste of what life has to offer. Will is still miffed about Nicole being
filled in. Elvis warns Will that he has a lot more to lose by telling Nicole
than he does. "Don't ever threaten me again," EJ warns. Will leaves to pack.
Nicole returns and asks him again about his interest in Will. "I can see
myself in him," he says. She thinks it looks more like Will is blackmailing
drops by Madison's eager to keep sabotaging Kate. Madison announces that she
is stopping the spying. Sami is stunned and starts to panic. He boss assures
her that she has an exit strategy. Madison lays out the plan and Sami
accuses her of double-crossing her. She's afraid she might end up in jail.
Madi think she's more afraid of not collecting two paychecks. They debate
and Sami thinks she's letting Brady push her around. Madison is still
adamant. Sami rants about the money and refuses to resign from Countess W.
She quits her job with MadWorld instead. Madi thinks that's crazy. Sami
flounces off, vowing to make sure Countess W drives MadWorld into the
ground. When Sami gets back to the loft, she finds Will with his bags
packed. He tells her that he's moving out. She assumes EJ is behind this.
"See you around," he says. She sighs and wants to talk about this. Sami
can't understand why he treats her with so much contempt and demands to know
what is going on.
the bank, Hope continues doubting her choice about the box to Bo. As they
ponder, Stefano shows up. He warns them about the secret again. He's sure
that he can handle whatever Alice had on him, but he doubts the same can be
said for Hope. They run around in circles some more. Eventually, Hope sticks
her key in the box. He sticks his in and they open it up. Stefano takes his
envelope and Hope keeps debating with herself about what to do. He warns
them again and leaves. Bo tells her they can wait forever.
February 3, 2012
You're A Whore Mom.
is bellowing at Will at the loft. He tells her that they can never heal
things after what she's done. Since he's moving out, he doesn't see the
point in going through all of this. She burbles that she can't understand
how this should be so different from all of their other fights. "Why do I
always feel like I'm the adult in this relationship?" he asks. He's tired of
cleaning up all of her messes. She keeps screwing up the only family he's
ever had. Will accuses her of only caring about herself. Finally, he blows
up and admits he saw her having sex with EJ. "It's not what you think," she
claims. He's not falling for that. "You're a whore Mom," he tells her. She
makes excuses and says she will never stop torturing herself for what she
did. Will doesn't want to ruin things for his brother and sisters so he
won't say anything to Rafe... for now. "In case I haven't made myself clear:
I hate you and I always will," he says. His mom refuses to be shut out of
his life. "What? You've never been there for me," he points out. She keeps
saying she loves him and begging for another chance. It's too late. When she
accuses EJ of turning him against her, he tells her she did that all on her
own. He reminds her that she went through this herself. Sami cries and
insists that this is nothing like what Marlena did. Will says it's worse.
"What you and EJ did was disgusting," he says. "Congratulations! You've
become what you've always hated about your own mother!" he yells. She jumps
at him. He pushes her back and storms out. She paces, weeps and looks at her
wedding ring before heading out. Meanwhile, Will spots some of Sonny's
friends in the pub. He goes in to see them. They ask him to a party. "Yeah,
I'm finally free," he says.
arrives at the office and is shocked that they actually have a client. Mrs.
Carlyle weeps and tells them that she thought she was up for the best days
of her life but now she thinks her husband is having an affair. She found a
mysterious number on his phone and wants them to look into it. They promise
to do that and ask her not to worry too much. Things get a little awkward
when she thinks they're married. The partners try to laugh it off. Once
she's gone, he starts to dig around after the number and they discuss
marriages ending. The topic turns to their own marriages. Carrie sometimes
wishes Austin was more like Rafe. "I feel so incredibly sad and lonely," she
admits. He tells her she's not alone. There was a time when he felt
connected to Sami, but now he has no idea what's going on in her head. They
get back to work. He digs up an address for the woman in question and they
run off. Later, they return after discovering that the woman was just a
surprise party planner. They're so happy there was no affair. Rafe feels
fantastic about helping to save a marriage. They hug and this turns into a
kiss. As they make out, Sami walks in.
the Horton house, Abe admits to Jenn that he still feels bad for messing
with Elvis. He feels bad for lying to his wife. She walks in. Jenn covers.
Lexi gushes about her husband's honesty. Meanwhile, over at Casa DiMera,
Nicole suggests that Will must have something on EJ. Her husband brushes
this off as preposterous, which only makes her more sure about it. Elvis
insists that Will is just the perfect spy. She makes him swear that's all
this is. He swears up and down. They go down to the square for the debate.
They meet the moderator and wave over at Abe and his team. The debate
starts. EJ's thrown by the first question because it isn't what he
anticipated. He stutters through it. Abe takes advantage of this. When the
break comes, Elvis is freaking out. Nicole tells him he did fine but he
feels like Abe is killing him. He assumes that Abe must have had the
questions in advance. The debate starts up again. Lexi's jaw drops when EJ
brings up Abe's marital indiscretions. Abe claims to take the high road and
challenges his opponent to discuss his own past indiscretions. Once the
debate is over, Lexi and Jenn tell Abe how great he was. Meanwhile, Nicole
gets the results from the first internet polls and they don't look good for
them. They wander over to congratulate Abraham and his team. Nicole accuses
them of cheating. Lexi's jaw drops again.
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