2nd Week of January Daily Summaries
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January 9, 2012
Will Hurts EJ's Feelings.
Casa DiMera, EJ feigns ignorance of what Will is talking about. Will wants
money to keep his secret and explains that he saw him having sex with Sami.
He points out that this could cause a scandal that would lead him to losing
his election and Rafe killing him. Will has a drink and repeats his threat.
Elvis has a cigar and starts asking questions. EJ sarcastically compliments
him and then reminds him that he knows one of his secrets. "I've always seen
a little of myself in you," says EJ. He keeps talking around the issue and
then tells Will that he can send him to prison. Will claims to be clueless.
"That hurts my feelings," EJ says, claiming it was one of the most important
moments in his life. Before Will can leave, EJ reminds him that he tried to
kill him and Lucas took the blame. Will accuses him of being delusional.
They keeping poking at each other. Will wishes he'd killed him and will aim
higher next time. Elvis keeps pushing and threatens to reveal more of his
secrets. "Prison isn't a very nice place, especially for a man of your...
disposition," EJ muses. Will backs down. Elvis doesn't forgive him and needs
to teach him a lesson. He plans to keep him close, as his special minion.
"Welcome to your worst nightmare, William. I own you," EJ states.
walks into the square and spots Jenn hugging Daniel. He grabs a newspaper
and hides behind it to spy on them. Daniel assures Jenn that he has
everything under control. She still cares and wants to help. Jack listens as
she tries to get Daniel to open up. Jack rumples the newspaper and
interrupts. Jenn rolls her eyes. Jack tells Daniel how horrible he feels for
him. He tries to offer him some encouragement and suggests that this will
all lead to something better. Jenn furrows her brow. Jack recommends that
the doctor take Jenn's help. She's shocked he's being so mature. Daniel
stares into space. Jack points out that as long as Jenn has feelings for the
doctor, he will still be in the equation. He suggests they end this and says
he's taking himself out of the equation so Jenn no longer has to choose.
Daniel understands because he did the same thing. The men tell her how
amazing she is. "And now I've lost you both," she sobs. The men tell her
they can still be friends and then give each other compliments. Jenn's as
confused as ever. Daniel sits down and looks uncomfortable as Jenn debates
with herself. He tells her to let things work themselves out and leaves
after giving her a peck.
and Hope are in their bed discussing therapy. He's surprised by how much
they haven't worked through their problems and worries they can't get past
them. She is sure that they have no choice but to face things, but she's
afraid of what will happen. They go over the Zack story again and she points
out how they keep going back to the same distrustful place again. They can't
have a healthy relationship without trust. He wants to prove that's all in
the past by being honest with her until the day he dies. She knows she has
things to work on too. They kiss and agree to work on it. The couple decide
to go out. He jimmies the lock at the pub so they can go in. Caroline has
left candles on the tables. They start to dance. She wants to keep their
marriage great. He'll do whatever it takes. They talk about how this feels
like destiny. "Fancy Face, you are my destiny," he says. They kiss.
January 10, 2012
The Trouble With BFFs.
and Sonny are at the pub joking around and discussing Sonny's redesign of the
Cheatin' Heart. Chad doesn't think taking money from Kate and the family is a
good idea. Mel shows up and Sonny runs off to class. As they sit down, Chad
tells Mel he wants to kiss her. She resists and insists they don't do this in
public. Abby shows up. "How did you two keep your hands off each other long
enough to stab me in the back?" she snipes. Chad leaves but Mel stays to try and
talk to her friend. Mel tries apologizing and explaining herself. Abby declares
that they aren't friends anymore and blames Mel for ruining her relationship.
She reminds her of all the other men she's stolen. "I'm an idiot and you're a
selfish bitch," Abby explains. Mel says she's not. Abby thinks she's a slut and
storms off, leaving her ex-friend to cry.
meets Sonny in the square. Sonny points out how obvious it is that he has
something for Mel. He wants to know if he was cheating on his cousin. "Define
cheat?" asks Chad. He explains that he's only kissed Mel three times and they're
trying to give Abby time before they start to date. Sonny thinks they're doing
the right thing. Once Sonny leaves, Mel shows up to tell him how much Abby hates
her. He's sure she'll get over it. Mel cries about how Abby was supposed to be
her BFF. "I can't be with you... ever!" Mel bleats, saying it's time for her to
listen to her guilt. She scurries away.
the mansion, Brady thanks Madison for supporting his decision, but he's nervous
about how Victor will react. She assures him she can run in heels. They go to
see Victor and Maggie. Brady slowly explains that he's leaving Titan to work
with his father. Victor forbids this madness. Brady reminds him of when he ran
Bella magazine with John and insists that he's doing this for family. Victor
thinks he'll wind up living in a box under a bridge but Brady won't back down.
Madison admits she didn't think this was a great idea at first but she's decided
he's doing the right thing. Brady reminds him that the company is Philip's
birthright and he just stole it. To make things right, he's giving Victor back
his shares in the company. This doesn't make Victor happy either. Brady just
wants to learn to be more like his father and build something from the ground
up. Maggie sides with Brady and says that he sounds just like Isabella. Victor
decides she's right and even says he's proud of him. The men hug. Brady runs
off, leaving Victor to chat with Madison. She's defensive but he appreciates her
sticking by Brady. He explains that he'll be bringing in a new CEO and Philip
has no interest so he's offering her the job. She's gobsmacked. "I'm keeping it
real," he says, pointing out that she will have to give up the reins at MadWorld.
the penthouse, John toasts to Marlena's new job at the university. She's proud
of him and his plan to pay back his investors. They yammer. She makes him sound
like a boy toy. He worries about how Victor will react to Brady jumping ship.
She starts hauling out some of her Hallmark advice. They discuss Sami and he
assures her that everything will be alright. He knows they've hurt her but
they've loved her too. There is much kissing. He sends her out and chucks an
apple at her. Marlena heads to her new office and bumps into Abby, noticing that
she is in tears. The shrink asks her to open up. Abby tells her the story about
losing her BFF. Marlena says it might not be as bad as it looks and urges her to
give them the benefit of the doubt. The shrink says that sometimes things feel
like betrayal but aren't. Abby's not forgiving. Meanwhile, Brady meets with his
dad and tells them they are partners. It's a dream come true for both of them.
There's fist bumping.
January 11, 2012
I Own You.
Casa DiMera, Nicole and Elvis are discussing the election. He teases her. She
cringes when Will walks in. EJ introduces him as the newest member of their
campaign. Elvis blathers through an explanation but Nicole is still perplexed.
When she leaves to make calls, EJ tells Will it's time for him to start
impressing him. He wants him to go to Abe, hack into his computer and bring him
back some campaign information. Will refuses. "I own you!" bellows EJ. Once Will
leaves, Nicole returns and tries to figure out what's going on. This leads to
flirting. He pulls her into his lap and throws away her phone before carrying
her away. They go out for lunch and he surprises her with some bling. As they
talk about the strength of their relationship, he assures her he will not throw
their partnership away. "Life is good and I owe it all to you," she says. He
the mansion, Madison is overwhelmed when Victor offers her the CEO position at
Titan. She's reluctant to give up running the day to day operation of MadWorld.
Maggie gets them coffee. Madison is still reluctant so Victor tells her about
how his gut feels. She leaves to ponder his salary package. Victor tells Maggie
he's come to realize that Brady leaving is probably for the best. He thinks he
must be maturing. She's sure his daughter must be smiling down on him. She
suggests he ask Bo to take over the company. He chuckles and says that Bo would
never do it. Maggie still thinks he should make the offer. They get lovey-dovey.
He admits that he approves of Madison as a woman for Brady because she isn't a
flake or a skank like all the others.
runs into Brady in the square. He thanks her for helping him see the way to
leave Titan for his dad. She explains that his grandfather has offered her his
old job. Brady think that's great. She doesn't think she can walk away from her
company. They talk about how they will always find time for each other and how
amazing they are. After they engage in some PDAs, he runs off and she makes a
call to get some advice from an old friend.
meets with Lexi and Abe at the pub. Abe thanks him for his endorsement. John
doesn't want EJ to be mayor. A reporter arrives and interviews John. He throws
his support behind Abe and says he will be re-launching his own company in
Salem. Will wanders in. While Abe is distracted by a call, Will tries hacking
into his computer when Lexi spots him. Everyone starts chatting to Will until
the reporter calls them away. Will gets back to stealing files. After he says
goodbye to everyone, he heads off. He takes the information to EJ, who tells him
he can learn a lot about himself and the world under his tutelage.
the office, Sami poo-poos the models Kate's been thinking of for the new face of
CW. She thinks the countess should just be the average woman and they should
find her among the general public. Kate squints. Sami paces and prods until her
boss calls her idea genius. When she starts talking about Rafe, Kate groans and
wonders what she must have done to Rafe to want to talk about him all the time.
Samantha claims she just loves Rafe. Kate's seen her act like this before with
her sons and it always meant something bad. Sami flashes back to mingling fluids
with EJ on the DiMera couch.
January 12, 2012
Sweaty In Salem.
their office, Rafe is pacing and panting because the heat is pumped up and he
can't put it down. Carrie arrives and notices he's half-naked. He explains as he
dresses. She stares. He tries fixing the thermostat with his knife and stares at
her sweaty cleavage while she ogles his biceps. He explains that they got a call
from a mother whose son was arrested. Rafe has a gut feeling he could be
innocent and they should help. Unfortunately, the kid's family is broke. They
have nothing else to do so she agrees. Rafe thinks she's the best. They flirt
about Allen wrenches and she lets him handle her bobby-pins. After they discuss
sweating, he admits that he thinks Sami going to work for Kate might have been a
bad idea. They're even more surprised about why Sami didn't overreact to them
working together. They keep sweating. He continues arching his eyebrows and
ogling her before he walks around the room bending over during a lengthy musical
montage. She grabs some ice and starts melting it all over her cleavage. His
face falls on his desk. He makes some calls regarding their case and digs up a
new witness while she picks apart the other witness statement.
drops his books and papers in the square. Abby is there to help him clean up. He
tells her how nervous he is about his new job and how happy he is to see a
friendly face. She offers to carry his books and shows him the shortcut to his
office. When they get there, he tells her he doesn't know how to do anything
online. He's so old that he does everything in pen and ink. She offers to teach
him how to use the internet. He thinks she's a godsend. She needs to run off to
get her work-study assignment so he suggests that she work for him. He makes a
call to get her the job and then offers to take her to the cafeteria for grilled
cheese. She sighs ecstatically but warns him that it's not good. Abby decides to
go to the pub to get them their cheese.
is surprised to run into Will in the square. He thought he was leaving town.
Will says he's tired of pretending to be 'good little Will'. He wants to open
himself to new people. Adrienne shows up to tell her son how proud she is of
him. She runs off. Justin shows up to chat with his son about his coffee house
and how Java burned down. The Kiriakis men hug and thank each other for
everything. Sonny runs off to a meeting and Justin thanks Will for helping his
son. Will thinks it's great that his friend has such a supportive family. Justin
tells him that nothing about his son's sexual orientation changes things. He
bustles off to find his wife. Sonny returns with Mateo, a potential investor. He
starts giving Sonny compliments about his work on the website. They mock Sonny's
taste in music and then agree to meet up tomorrow to listen to some tunes
together. Will suddenly gets awkward and defensive. They go back to discussing
the coffee house and Will abruptly runs off. Mateo wonders what happened. "He's
just not there yet," Sonny tells him.
and Hope are at Jenn's talking about police work and the Alice mystery. They
don't know any more about the latter. She ponders the key. They talk about
therapy for the 'millionth' time. He's willing to spend 50 minutes a week on
making their marriage better. Once again, he suggests they drop the Alice
investigation. This doesn't go over well. Hope holds her Gran's picture and
gives her rationale for why Alice hid the key knowing it could be found
accidentally. She refuses to drop this. "You're a dog with a bone," he says.
That doesn't go over well either. If he doesn't support her, she'll go crazy. He
offers to support her regardless. They get a tip about a robbery and run off.
After that, they head to the pub to discuss the key some more.
January 13, 2012
It'll Have To Do.
is in ecstasy as she gets a massage from Brady at the spa. Quinn pops in to say
that his masseuse is late so they'll get a discount. Madison locks the door and
tells Brady to lose the towel. She starts to massage him but he gets
uncomfortable as she gropes his ass so he pulls her on top of him. Outside, EJ
takes Nicole to the spa for a self-defense class. She thinks she should be
working but he wants her to keep an eye on Quinn. He sends her in. She's not
thrilled to discover that Quinn is her instructor. He tells her that he's in
therapy and completely legitimate now. She bumps into Brady while he's getting
some water. She notices he seems different. "I'm sober," he says. Madison comes
out and Brady runs away to find some fruit. The women talk about him. Nicole
tells her that he's a real catch and she's happy that he's happy. When Brady
returns, the ladies are laughing. Madison goes off for her massage and Brady
tells Nicole that he's glad to see that she's happy. He returns to Madison and
they mull over her business future. They strip down and make out. Meanwhile,
Nicole finishes kicking Quinn around the mat. When they finish, she tells him
that people can change so she's willing to accept that he can too.
and Hope are at Jenn's showing her the key and telling her its story. Abe
arrives for his strategy meeting. Hope remembers he's running for mayor. Abe
tells them he's got Elvis on the ropes. They yak about Abe's new jobs program.
When the women are left alone, Hope questions her cousin about her love life.
The topic soon turns to her and she admits that she and Bo are in therapy. They
eat a plate of cookies. Hope collects her husband and they leave. Jenn and Abe
discuss his campaign and how the recession has hit Salem. He doesn't want to
exploit people's suffering for a photo op. Jenn's sure his dedication to the
town will impress the voters. Meanwhile, Bo and Hope go to the bank. She paces a
hole in the floor. Alex, the branch manager, finally shows up. Hope tells him
about the safe deposit box. He explains that they can't have it. She insists the
box belongs to her so he tells her that the box did not belong to her
and Sami meet up for lunch in the square. They discuss her new job. She assures
him she has her eyes wide open. They smooch and hug until she spots Elvis and
clears her throat. She tells Rafe about how Kate thinks she's a 'genius' and
then they flirt some more. Sami starts talking about how proud she is of Will.
Rafe's sure that he will come around and get over losing Gabi. He heads over to
Jenn's to talk about a security job for Abe. She gets a call and turns on the
TV. They're shocked to see EJ giving a talk about the jobs program that he's
planning and which was clearly stolen from Abe.
corners Will at the pub. When EJ touches him, Will cringes. They argue about
what EJ's been making him do. He thinks Will is getting a kick out of all these
little errands and is sure he's getting his heart beating faster. EJ instructs
him to meet a man and receive an envelope containing instructions. Will sighs.
His master leaves. Young William skulks down to the square to make his contact
and grab his instructions. He heads to Casa DiMera and hands Elvis the keys he
found in the envelope for EJ's new sports car. "It's your car William," EJ tells
him. Will tries to refuse but his boss tells him this is a job perk. "It'll have
to do," Will grumbles. Moments later, Sami shows up at Casa DiMera and finds EJ
and Will together.
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