July 9, 2012
Huff And Puff
the pub, Daniel tells Nicole that she's crazy and he's crazy too. 'Want to have
some crazy fun?' he asks. He wants some 'ball play' right there and then. She's
not so sure until he points to the basketball game in the corner. She's
reluctant but he talks her into it. He teases her as she loses so she challenges
him to up the ante. She offers to buy him a surf board if he wins and she will
take whatever she wants if she does. The playing resumes and she beats him. He
accuses her of hustling him and she drags him away to extract her reward. She
forces him to massage her feet in public and then they race back to her room.
gets some papers delivered to her in her office. Ian shows up as she locks them
away. He asks her what the delivery boy brought. She fobs that off and heads to
a meeting. He tries breaking into the locked cabinet. One of his minions calls
and Ian orders all of the 'materials' used for Brady need to be disposed of.
Later, the minion arrives and explains that all of the evidence has been
removed. He hands him a box of it and leaves. Kate shows up and sees Ian holding
it. She assumes it's just a protein supplement and decides to try it. As she
stirs it up, Ian stares before kissing her and deliberately spilling the drink.
She grabs a file and heads back to her meeting.
is at the mansion telling Madison that he hasn't lied to her. She's having a
hard time believing him. He reminds her that she lied to him before and he got
past it. Once more, he insists that he hasn't been using and explains that she's
the reason he's remained strong enough not to. Brady repeats that Ian is after
them. He goes on to tell her how he became an addict in the first place. His
mom's death left a void in him and he used women and drugs to fill it. They made
him feel free for the first time in his life. But the void in his life
disappeared when he fell for her.
walks in on Rafe and Carrie talking at Mandalay. They claim they've just been
discussing work. Austin coos about her and the baby. Rafe tries not to gag.
Austin takes his wife to their room to feed her fruit. He fusses over her and
then talks about house hunting. They start looking at house tours on his tablet.
As he feels up her belly, she imagines for a moment that Rafe is with her and is
happy. Austin snaps her out of that.
the station, Roman sends Will and Spencer off to question EJ. Elvis tells him he
can huff and puff all he likes. Spencer and the polygraph administrator arrive.
As they get things ready, Will second guesses whether this was a good idea.
'It's scary to be on top,' EJ points out to him. Roman takes his grandson aside
and asks why he's jerking around with EJ. He think they need to have a serious
talk about this later. The testing begins. The first questions are all about
EJ's name and who his father is. Elvis gulps and then gets angry, barking at
them to ask him relevant questions. Rafe arrives and EJ lectures him for being
late. Roman thinks EJ is deliberately trying to mess up the results. Everyone
bickers until the administrator says they need to begin again because the
results have been compromised. The questions start again. Once they're finished,
the results soon come in. Roman and Spencer explain to EJ that he failed. The
test shows that he did kill Stefano. EJ tries to smirk. Meanwhile, the
administrator nervously meets with a gloved person outside of the pub and takes
July 10, 2012
is making out with Daniel in her room. After they have sex, she thinks they
should talk about Rafe. That ruins the mood for a moment. They have sex again
anyway and then order a banana split and fries. "You don't strike me as the kind
of man who worries about what's good for him," she says. "Obviously not or I
wouldn't be naked in your bed," he says. She's offended and decides to take a
shower. He stops her. She asks him what's going on. He reminds her that they are
in a complicated situation. He's having fun but he feels like she's torn between
two men and he's not into that kind of thing. The doctor takes a cold shower.
When he returns, she's waiting in bed with ice cream and suggests they get
messy. He says she's not making things easy. "I want to make them very hard,"
she offers. "I think you already have," he says.
goes home, ranting on the phone about distribution. Lucas takes the phone from
her hands and they start making out. They're about to do it on the couch when
she gets a toy truck up her butt and remembers he needs to fetch the children
from camp. He rehashes their history and says he doesn't anything to ruin how
well things are going. Lucas needs to know that they are more than friends with
benefits. She confirms that and says they really have a shot this time. He gives
her a glittery bracelet that belonged to his grandma. "She wanted you to have
it," he says. Sami's amazed. She tells him about how she used to visit Alice so
they could talk about New Kids On The Block. She thanks him for being her
bestfriend and coming back for her. A business call comes in and they have to
polygraph administrator takes a bribe from some gloved figure outside of the
pub. The mystery person goes off and retrieves the gloves EJ had thrown away.
Over at the station, Will paces and EJ fondles his tie as he tells Roman that
the results of the test must be wrong. Roman and Spencer say the results speak
for themselves. Elvis is miffed and tells them they're a joke. Roman thinks he's
full of crap. EJ points out that the test is inadmissible. Will stands up for
his boss but Roman is sure that the test has put them on the right track. Elvis
keeps insisting he's innocent. They go around in circles until Will and EJ
leave. The cops discuss why EJ would have killed his father. Rafe has some
doubts all of a sudden. He can't understand why EJ would take a test he could
fail. Roman is still confident so Rafe assures him he won't let EJ get away with
murder if he's actually guilty.
the square, EJ tears into Will for making him take the test. Will was just
trying to help. Elvis reminds him that innocent people go to jail every day.
Once again, William asks him point blank if he's guilty. EJ repeats he's not and
points out that they shouldn't be discussing this in public. Will heads over to
the pub and orders a new car. Lucas shows up and lectures his son for making a
huge mistake by going back to Elvis. Will is cocky and claims everything will
work out this time. Outside, Sami bumps into EJ and senses that something is
wrong. Since his sister is dead, she offers to listen to his problems. He admits
that his reputation is at stake and tells her about the test he failed. She's
July 11, 2012
the pub, Lucas keeps telling his son EJ will betray him. Will is
nonchalant. His father guesses there's more going on. William
isn't helpful. He plays with his tea bag and tells him that EJ
is not who he thinks he is. Lucas continues to tell him how
worried he is. Will insists he can handle his boss and leaves.
finds Chad in the square worrying about Mel. He calls Carly and
leaves a rambling, worried message. He putters off to get coffee
and she calls Andrew to panic. He assures her that they can
still both get what they want. Andrew brings Mel some ice tea
and suggests that they can be friends. She tries having small
talk with him. She gets him to listen to an MP3 and heads for
the door as he plays air drums. Mel tries running up the stairs
but the door is locked. He orders her back into the room. He
yells at her and says she's made a big, big mistake. Meanwhile,
Gabi tells Chad his obsession is unhealthy and he needs to have
some fun. She drags him off to go biking. The exercise doesn't
last long because she hits a tree. He takes her to the pub and
laughs at her. Suddenly, he gets a call and assumes it's Mel.
It's only Carly and she explains that her daughter is not in
Europe. Chad panics.
and Marlena sit on their couch and read. She talks about how
great it is for life to be normal now that Stefano is gone. He
rubs her foot and says he's counting his blessings. "Wee wee
wee!" he squeals. They smooch and then talk about their dead
friend. After they discuss how lucky they are, they make out
until the doorbell rings. Lucas shows up to worry about Will. He
thinks his son is playing some crazy game and he hopes Marlena
can get through to him. John decides that it's time for him to
get more directly involved and stop the DiMeras 'once and for
all'. Marlena thought they were done with all of that but John
explains that he will take over all of the DiMera power. The
family empire is rightfully his.
follows Sami home and lectures her for accusing him of murder in
public. He repeats that he's innocent. "Whatever," she grunts.
They repeat this for a few minutes. Elvis tells her that if he
was going to kill someone, he would have done a better job. That
doesn't help. He feels like he's talking to a brick wall and
accuses her of wanting to burn him at the stake. As he lectures
her for being self-absorbed and says she'll be alone forever,
Will shows up to chuckle. She rants at both of them. Will
doesn't see why either of them care about what the other thinks.
He asks him mom to stop butting in. "What's he doing to you?"
she asks her son. He quickly leaves. Sami lectures Elvis some
more about what a horrible person he is. "Pot-kettle sweetie,"
he says. When she suggests he must have enjoyed killing his
father, he wants to leave but she won't let him. They insult
each other's parenting skills until she tries slapping him. He
holds her hand and she leans in to say how much she hates him.
July 12, 2012
Gabi chases Chad around the square. He is still panicking about Mel. Daniel
arrives. He says Carly is a wreck. Abby shows up with Cameron. Chad fills them
in. Abby frets. They start calling all of her friends but no dice. She worries
that Mel is a goner. He tells her to have hope and faith. Abby says her dad was
always taking off and coming back. They quickly run out of people to call and
then discuss him growing up without a mother. Celeste turned out being nothing
like he'd imagined. After they talk about praying, she says he's 'sexy' and they
suck face. Suddenly, she remembers Mel went to a shrink. He gets her to sit on
his lap and she says she would go nuts if she were doing this alone. Suddenly, a
call comes in.
Bo and Hope are over at the station. They call Ciara to yammer until Chad and
Daniel storm in. They fill the cops in, give them keys to Mel's storage locker
and her email password. After the cops do some digging, they return. Bo
questions Chad about the last time he saw Mel. This makes things uncomfortable.
Finally, Bo says there has been no activity on Mel's cards. "Now I know
something is wrong," Chad decides. Daniel becomes distraught and pulls at his
hair. Hope explains that she found Mel's passport so she couldn't have gone far.
They guess that someone must have abducted her.
Andrew lashes out at Mel for trying to escape from his basement. He accuses her
of only pretending to like him. Her captor doesn't know what else she wants
after he's tried so hard to make things nice for her. He ties her up and walks
out. Gabi arrives and warns him that Chad has gone to the cops. She tells him
it's time to stop the madness. He makes it clear that he will take her down with
him if the cops come looking. He even recorded some of their conversations. Gabi
plotzes. "You don't get to push me around anymore!" he bellows at her. He thinks
Mel likes it there with him and he doesn't want to go anywhere. She warns him
again that they could both go to prison.
At the townhouse, John reminds Lucas that he's a DiMera and it's time for him to
take over the family company. He's sure that the board members might think new
leadership is a good thing since EJ is in legal trouble. They make calls to
start getting members on board but come up empty. Lucas suggests they try being
less direct and then heads out. John sniffs. "Stinks," says Marlena, "Yeah,
stinks," he concurs.
At her place, EJ advises Sami to take her hands off of him. They mock each
other's parenting skills and she tries to slap him. He grabs her arm and she
goes nose to nose with him. "I hate you," she spits. They nearly kiss but she
leaps across the room at the last minute. She can't understand why this keeps
happening. As she folds laundry, they argue about the killing. He can't believe
she thinks he's guilty. She stops him from flouncing out and apologizes, but
she's still suspicious of him. He makes her promise to protect the children if
something happens to him. Sami says she's always made the children her priority.
Seeing how worried he is about his kids makes her soften on him. She keeps
realizing that he's a big part of what makes the kids special. "Likewise," he
says. Sami says she will never turn them against him. They smile. She hugs him
and shruggingly admits that he's probably innocent. Lucas walks in on this. "You
have got to be kidding me!" he groans.
June 13, 2012
You Don't Exist Around Here Anymore.
Andrew's, he tells Gabi that he's in control and he likes having Mel around.
She's baffled. He plays recordings of their past conversations. She insists
that she didn't intend any of this to happen. Since Gabi won't stop worrying
about being caught, he threatens to just send the evidence to the cops. He
laughs as she tries deleting the stuff on his phone. He has more copies.
Chad calls her and asks her over to the station. She worries to Andrew that
this could be a trap and then leaves anyway. Meanwhile, a bound and gagged
Mel flashes back to mushy memories of Chadsworth and sobs. Andrew interrupts
and tells her they are going to be together forever. After he brings her a
croissant, she hallucinates Chad walking in to say he loves her and is
coming for her.
the station, Chad continues helping the cops search for Mel. Daniel keeps
panicking. Hope arrives with Mel's passport. The cops guess she didn't leave
the country. Chad guesses she hasn't been the one sending him emails. "Who
in the hell would kidnap my daughter?" Daniel asks. The cops get a lead on
where Mel might be by tracking her emails. Chad begins having sentimental
flashbacks. The cops start pinpointing an area to search as Gabi arrives.
Down the hall in an office, Spencer doubts EJ would be stupid enough to hold
on to damning evidence. The cops aren't so convinced. A judge calls and
awards them a warrant. They walk out of the office. Rafe offers Daniel some
words of encouragement before leaving. Bo and Hope inform Chad and Daniel
that they will have to stay there as they search. The men bicker. The doctor
tries keeping Chad calm. A moment later, Chad runs off. Meanwhile, Gabi
rushes back to Andrew's to warn him the cops are on the lookout. However,
she discovers that his house is empty. As she heads for the door, she sees
Chad outside and starts hyperventilating. As Chad looks in the window, he
spots Mel's bracelet and kicks the door open.
Sami's, EJ asks her not to bring the kids to see him in prison. He's glad
she's being mildly supportive and assumes she now knows he's innocent. As
they share a hug, Lucas walks in. He accuses EJ of conning her. "You don't
exist around here anymore!" Lucas bellows at him, ordering him to stay away.
Elvis doesn't think that's feasible. "Do you really think you can keep me
away from Samanther?" he asks. The men insult each other for awhile. "I love
my children, I love..." EJ starts. Lucas looks at Sami and then prods Junior
about who he loves. "I loved my father very much," Elvis says. The men
bicker about William. Lucas gets threatening. Sami gets sick of this and
says this is really all about her and she knows what's best for her
children. "I am not a prize!" she blurts out, ordering them to stop
attacking each other. As soon as EJ walks out, Sami and Lucas start sucking
face. She pulls away to say they need to talk. "I hate it when you say
that," he says, repeating how much he loves her and their family.
gloved person sneaks into EJ's apartment with the gloves Elvis had thrown
away. They tape them to the back of a painting and skulk away. The police
arrive with their no-knock warrant and walk in. They search. Eventually,
Rafe takes down the painting and finds the gloves. "That's a hell of a place
to keep gloves," Roman remarks. Elvis strolls in and orders them out. He's
startled to see the gloves.
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