June 4, 2012
All Our Dreams Have Come True.
walks into Casa DiMera and shoots Stefano as he sits in his chair. They put
the gun down and check his pulse. Across town, Roman gets a call at the
station. He's shocked by what he hears. Meanwhile, Bo arrives at the pub
with shifty-eyes. Hope is there, looking edgy. They have some awkward
chit-chat until Roman calls them over to Casa DiMera. When they arrive,
Roman walks them through the crime scene. He actually called them there are
suspects to be questioned. Hope can't believe he's serious. He reminds them
they wished Stefano dead a few hours ago. They give him a fake alibi and
twist around like they have giant ants in their pants. He shows them the
murder weapon. They claim they've never seen it before. When the cops head
home, they keep acting shifty.
home, Lexi can't sleep. She goes downstairs to get a hug from Abe and
notices he's all wet and jumpy. Lexi tells him about her nightmares. He
promises he'll never let anyone hurt her. When she gets up to make tea, he
turns on the TV and a newsflash comes on about Stefano's demise. He turns it
off fast. Roman shows up moments after Lexi has gone to bed. She's standing
on the stairs and hears that her father is dead. She rushes down in a panic.
Roman confirms the news. She collapses in tears. Roman questions them. Abe
lies. After he leaves, Lexi tells her husband that she thought her father
was going to kill himself out of guilt. She cries and he promises her
justice will be done.
goes home. Marlena finds him flustered and wet. His eyes are shifty. "There
was something I needed to do. Uh... nothing much," he explains. They talk
about the weather. After he dries off, he turns on the TV and they see the
newsflash about Stefano's death. "All our dreams have just come true," he
says. Eventually, Roman shows up. John admits he's happy Stefano's dead but
he didn't kill him. He and Marlena lie about what they've been doing all
evening. Roman smirks.
running around the square backwards. He bumps into Elvis, who wonders if
he's hiding something. EJ goes for a coffee. He's got the fidgets.
Meanwhile, Ian sits in the office. Kate shows up, exasperated and soggy. He
wonders if she has something on her mind. Will rushes in and tells them that
Stefano is dead. "You heard that wrong!" she cries. Later, Roman shows up to
question them. Kate and Will both lie. After the cops leave, Kate tells Will
that she knew this day would come.
meets Chad at the Coffee Bean. Gabi calls to say she's okay and stalker
free. She's actually with her 'stalker'. Andrew has some more ideas about
how they can kick her plan up a notch. She's not interested and wanders off.
Meanwhile, Chad thinks they should ask his father for help with the stalker.
Mel thinks that's a craptacular idea. He just wants this whole thing
over-with. Gabi has joined in to listen to the bickering couple. Chad heads
over to Casa DiMera. It's swarming with cops. He spots the blood stained
corpse. "Is that my father?" he asks. Roman confirms it. When EJ arrives at
Casa DiMera, Roman is gone but Chad is still flustered and distraught. "He's
Stefano DiMera! I don't understand why anyone would do this!" Chad moans.
After EJ identifies the body, he heads over to the station to talk to Roman.
He explains that he was going though 'a rough patch' with his father. The
cop wonders why. Elvis says it was just part of their regular family
conflicts. Later, the cops get an ID on the gun. Roman is shocked that the
gun belonged to Abe. Not only that but there are eight different sets of
fingerprints that have been identified on it. Meanwhile, Chad stumbles
around the square in a daze. Mel and Gabi rush over to him. From his wilting
hair, they guess things must be bad. "I'm completely alone," he groans. Mel
says he has her and hugs him.
June 5, 2012
Are You Sure He's Really Dead?
sits in the square reading the paper. Officer Martine Kent, his shadow on the
case, arrives. He explains that the governor's men will be taking over the
investigation soon, especially since he is closely connected to most of the
suspects. They need to make sure everything they gather is impartial. He lists
home, Abe hides the paper from Lexi. She catches him doing it and takes the
paper. As she reads, Roman and Kent show up. Roman bluntly says that Abe is on
the suspects list and his gun was used to kill Stefano. Lexi's shocked. Abe
explains what he did last night but insists he didn't kill Stefano. Theo shows
up so Lexi takes him to the kitchen. Abe tells Roman why he lied to him last
night and then unloads. He claims he left his gun behind because he hoped
Stefano would use it on himself. Lexi has been eavesdropping and comes out to
say she believes his story. Roman asks his friend to come down for a few tests
so they can clear him. Once the cops depart, the couple wonders who the shooter
was. As Theo watches "SpongeBob," Abe admits to his wife that part of him is
glad Stefano won't be in their son's life. She claims that what happened to her
was Andre's fault and they need to make peace with this. Abe can't forgive her
father. She's distraught. They discuss how most of their friends have motives
for shooting her father. "If one of them did it, I don't want to know," she
is in her office reading the paper and thinking about last night. Ian shows up
and she tells him how hard it is to believe that Stefano is gone. He was the
most vindictive person she'd ever met. She warns Ian that Stefano will keep
ruining her life, even from beyond the grave. "He's been dead and undead so many
times that I can hardly count," she says. Ian assures her he's in Hell now. He
asks her if she pulled the trigger. Before she can answer, they're interrupted
by Roman and Kent. She waves calling her attorney. Ian leaves and Roman asks
Kate what really happened. She's not terribly helpful but admits that she was
furious. Ian listens at the door as Kate tearfully tells Roman she would never
murder someone she was desperately in love with. She reminds Roman of her
checkered past and her long history with Stefano. Their marriage may have
started out as a business relationship but it evolved into something else. Ian
walks in. She swears she didn't do it. Roman asks her to come down for a test
and then leaves. Ian reminds her of how abusive her husband was. She loved him
anyway and feels sad and guilty. He asks her again if she killed Stefano. She
stops outside the pub on his morning jog. Sami wanders by and asks if the news
is true. He admits he's shocked by Stefano's sudden death. "Are you sure he's
really dead?" she asks. They head to her place and he explains that he just ID'd
the body. She says everyone wanted him dead, even they did. He admits there were
such times. She worries about her job. He assures her he won't let anyone take
it away from her. She realizes he's the head of the empire now and he can make
it into whatever he wants. "We can have a chance," she says before insisting she
meant the 'family we'. Roman and Kent arrive. He wonders why EJ isn't more upset
about Stefano's death. "You already know who the killer is, don't you?" Roman
June 6, 2012
He Ruined Everything.
Sami's, Roman suggests that EJ might have killed his dad. He
even pulls out a motive. Stefano's last will disinherited EJ.
Elvis points out that it hasn't been notarized so it's not legal
and claims it was just an empty threat. Roman adds that they
also found his prints on the murder weapon. The cop needs him to
take a residue test and suggests he tell him if he knows
anything useful. EJ insists he would never kill Stefano because
they were flesh and blood. After the cops leave, Sami assures EJ
that she thinks he's innocent.
and Hope drop by the townhouse to explain what the police have
found to Marlena and John. They say that there are seven sets of
prints on the murder weapon, including theirs. Marlena admits
she went to the mansion to confront Stefano. They all did. The
shrink is shocked when she learns that Will was there too. Roman
shows up. He hopes that the four of them aren't involved in some
kind of cover up. He lectures them for being idiots and lying to
him. He demands that they come clean with him. John repeats that
they are all innocent. Roman asks them all to come down for a
residue test. After he leaves, Bo and Hope file out to do their
tests. Marlena reminds John of when she shot Stefano but claims
she's innocent this time. She packs up the clothes she wore to
see Stefano. Down at the station, Hope asks Bo if he'd tell her
is at the Coffee Bean talking about Chad losing his father. When
Sonny teases him about being tight with EJ, Will explains that
he got fired. "Stefano, he ruined everything," he complains. He
explains what went down. Sonny's annoyed when it sounds like he
used him to help do Stefano's bidding. Will apologizes and
offers to earn his forgiveness. He talks about how his life has
fallen apart and how glad he is that Stefano is dead. His friend
warns him to be quiet about expressing that. As they smile at
each other, Sami runs in. Sonny runs away. Sami starts offering
help. Will doesn't want it. He pulls Sonny over and declares
that they are in love. He asks if that bothers her. Sami fidgets
and groans. She says Sonny seems like a great guy and asks if
it's serious. Sonny apologizes and says he doesn't appreciate
Will being a jerk. He thinks Sami deserves to have some time to
get used to things too. They sit around a table and she offers
Will her spare room. He's not interested. Roman shows up and
asks to speak to Will alone. Sami won't budge. She explains that
Lucas caught her son with a gun. Roman explains it was actually
Abe's gun that was used which means Will was at Casa DiMera.
paces in Daniel's office. Nicole is on pins and needles. He
doesn't think they can fake the tests now. She thinks back to
Daniel catching her doing just that. Rafe suggests that EJ might
be too distracted by grief to deal with this. Nic has her
doubts. Daniel arrives as she tells Rafe that he's not tied to
her anymore. She apologizes for coming between he and Carrie. He
thinks everything works out the way it does for a reason. He
leaves to take a call. Roman asks him back onto the force and
puts him in charge of the murder investigation. Elvis walks by.
He and Rafe enter the office before Daniel can have a talk with
Nicole. As the doctor fetches the results, EJ repeats that they
all know the child is his. When Daniel comes back, he reveals
that Rafe is actually the father. Elvis blinks furiously. He
accuses them of changing the results. Nic tells him not to be a
sore loser. "Please, don't deprive me of my child," he begs. She
asks for a moment alone with him. Once the other men clear out,
Elvis tells her that he is losing everything he loves in his
life. She's sorry for his losses, but 'the lab tests don't lie'.
He offers to raise the child anyway. She says it's too late for
them. EJ won't accept that. He walks out and she breaks into
tears. Rafe and the doctor return. The cop wonders how she got
this result but has to get to work. After he's gone, Nic tells
Daniel how wonderful he is and gives him a hug. He admits that
he didn't change the switched names back and decided to help
her. She tells him he's the best and leans in for some more
June 7, 2012
Best Of The Rest.
is mollycoddling Carrie outside the square. She doesn't want to be treated like
a china doll. As they smooch, Rafe approaches. He tells them he's back at work
and they have some awkward chit chat until Austin congratulates him on being the
father of Nicole's baby. That's the first Carrie's heard of it. She suppresses
her rage as Austin rubs it in. When he walks off to take a call, she accuses
Rafe of being a liar. He insists that he's never even slept with Nicole. She
guesses someone switched the results. Carrie says none of this matters anyway
because they can't be together. She is sticking with Austin, even if she'd
rather be with Rafe. They have to accept that they will never have the life they
planned in the safe house. "Whoever said that 'you can have it all' was wrong,"
she says. The only thing he wanted was her. Meanwhile, Austin tells Billie his
baby news. She warns him about all of the diapers and how this will make him age
overnight. He still can't wait. His sister reminds him that his marriage nearly
fell apart recently. Austin insists that's all in the past and things are great
now. He returns to his wife and Rafe with a bag of clam chowder and ice cream.
After Rafe heads off, Austin promises his wife he will give her everything she
needs. She assures him he's all she needs and apologizes for what's happened
over the past few months. They talk about what amazing parents they are going to
be. He says this is the start of the 'best of the rest' of their lives.
the square, Mel offers Chad her pity. He asks her if she's glad his dad is dead.
She tells him she'll be there for him. He opens up about how much he wishes he
could have been closer to his father. She assures him that his father loved him.
Across the square, Andrew surprises Gabi. She's not happy to see him. They
bicker. "If I need you to 'stalk' me again, I'll let you know," she snipes. He
guesses she has the hots for Chad. He's annoyed that she hired him to help her
get some dude. She orders him to leave her the hell alone and flounces off to
Chad and Mel. She offers her condolences and hugs. Chad suggests she come with
them so she won't be alone. Mel rubs her eyes. They order take-out. When Gabi
opens hers, she finds a dead rat in her salad. They send a complaint to the
kitchen. Gabi freaks out. Mel looks nauseous. Chad wants to call the cops but
Gabi refuses. "What is wrong with you?" they ask. He spots Rafe and runs over to
him. After Chad fills him in, Rafe questions his sister. He wants all of the
evidence but she's destroyed it. He declares that her modeling career is over
until 'the perv' is caught. "Be glad I'm not sending you to that convent in
Puerto Arenas," he says as he drags her off to the station.
the Coffee Bean, Sami tries to stop her father from 'badgering' Will. Lucas
arrives. They discuss the murder weapon. Will admits he went to Casa DiMera.
Roman wants the gun he had so he can dispose of it. Sami and Lucas explain it's
gone. Will admits that he took it back and dumped it in a storm drain. He claims
he went to see Stefano but he wasn't home. He also admits that he touched the
gun but never used it. Roman orders him to have a residue test. His parents take
him down to the station. They wait with him and promise pizza when this is all
over. When he is taken away to be tested, his parents wonder if he could be
guilty. They debate it until their son returns to swear he's innocent. He kicks
himself until Roman returns. Will grins uncomfortably until Roman explains that
the test came back positive. He places Will under arrest.
June 8, 2012
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