June 18, 2012
Like A Chameleon.
Mad World, Brady sucks down a protein shake as Madi tells Ian about their latest
campaign. Brady starts sniffling and pacing. After Ian leaves, she asks Brady if
he has a problem. "Are you using drugs again?" she asks. He insists he's clean.
She thinks he should take the drug test. He calls Daniel and schedules one.
After assuring Madi he'll soon have proof he can be trusted, he leaves. Ian
returns and begins bickering with her about Kate. He asks what's going on with
Brady. She doesn't want to talk about it. "This thing you have with Brady Black,
is this another one of your mistakes?" he asks. They argue about their past. He
says her boyfriend is a mess and he worries that he might drag her down.
meets Daniel in the square. He tells him he's feeling jittery but he's not
taking anything. It kills him that Madison thinks he might be using again. He
rambles and the doctor offers to run some blood tests as well. After they do,
Brady tells the doctor that he hasn't felt like this since he went through
withdrawal. Daniel suggests he talk to Maggie, his sponsor. Brady gets paranoid
when his friend offers to take him over to see her.
the mansion, Maggie reminds Victor that everyone warned her about him. They both
got caught up feeling 28 again. Being giddy made them too stupid to realize they
were too different from each other. She walks out. He follows. They agree that
old habits never die and he says he doesn't deserve her. She's shocked he's
giving up so easily. That's what he does for people he loves. That's enough to
make her forgive him. They kiss. He's amazed she's already come back to him.
They agree to tell Daniel everything and then get busy. Before they can make it
up the stairs, Brady and Daniel show up. Brady and Maggie go into the other room
to talk. He admits he feels like he's slipped. She says that cravings are
natural. She suggests he could be scared of how well things are going for him.
Out in the foyer, Victor tells Daniel that he and Maggie almost broke up. He's
just glad she's nothing like his ex-wives. He reminds the doctor that he used to
be married to Nicole. "She's like a chameleon," Victor says. He's just lucky he
got away from her alive. "I pity the fool that falls for her," he adds. Brady
comes out and the two men head over to Mad World to tell Madi he took the test.
The results will be in later. She's sure once they get a negative result, this
will all be over and done with. Ian watches them from the doorway and smirks.
Back at the mansion, Victor apologizes again for being so hard on Maggie. She
just wants him to try to be the man she knows he can be.
joins Cameron at the pub. He ran over after seeing all of the exclamation points
she texted him. She invites him to see the Black Eyed Peas in Chicago. He'd love
to go but he can't. He has to look after Theo and his turtle, Larry. He asks 'Deveraux'
if they can have a rain check. She plays with her hair and then hands the
tickets to some random dude in plaid. She asks Cameron to come and pick berries
with her. At first he thinks 'berry picker' is some kind of euphemism. He had no
idea she was a berry picker but that excites him. After they go picking with
Theo, she gets berry juice on her face and Cameron wipes it off before they suck
face. He says that he's coming around to Salem and talks about how hard it is to
watch his sister die. She wonders if he's eager to get back to his old life. He
wants to stick around and was even thinking of looking for a position at the
hospital. Theo isn't the only reason he wants to stay either.
June 19, 2012
Proud Every Day.
is eager to find Mel and apologize but Gabi advises him to give her some space.
He keeps running around to find her with Gabi trailing behind. Meanwhile, Andrew
follows Mel around town. She knows someone is following her so she leads them
into an alley on the sleazy side of town. Andrew puts on a mask and nabs her. He
pulls her into a corner as Chad and Gabi walk by. He thinks he hears something
but she leads him away. He tries calling her but has no luck. Gabi leads him
back to the square and advises him to leave Mel alone for the night. Meanwhile,
Andrew brings Mel to his basement. He takes her phone. Chad keeps sending texts.
When Mel wakes up, Andrew is gone. She bangs on the door. He sends Chad a text
with her phone. When Chad sees it, he's shocked. It says that Mel wants a break
and is going to Europe to be with her mom. He's devastated. Gabi smirks.
is at Casa DiMera with Elvis, who thinks that he has some nerve suggesting that
he knocked off Stefano. Elvis says Marlena had more motive than he did. "But
she's a good person," Will points out. Elvis says that if he were guilty, he
wouldn't have bailed him out. "Dear boy, innocent people go to prison all the
time," EJ says. He prods Will to tell him what he left out of his statement to
the police. Chad calls and apologizes to Will for going off on him. Will gets
back to filling EJ in on the night of the murder. "You are going to do exactly
what I tell you to do," Elvis says. Will doesn't like his idea.
home, Lexi can barely hold a glass of water. Abe shows up with his picnic basket
and suggests they go to the arboretum. She'd like to but isn't up to it. They go
into their backyard. He's been keeping the garden going. She smiles and thanks
him. He tells her how grateful he is that she chose him to be in her life. They
do some cloud watching and talk about Theo learning to ride his bike. She thinks
he's an amazing father and assures him that he will do fine. He promises to do
all he can to make her proud. "You make me proud every day," she says. He thinks
they should have a picnic with Theo and renew their wedding vows. She wants to
stay in the garden until it's dark so she can count the stars. He holds her.
They weep. After time passes, he wants to get her a blanket. As he's about to
get up, he discovers that she has passed away.
meets with Justin at the pub to discuss Will's case. He tells her that his firm
has someone who can help. Carrie arrives. Sami blinks furiously. Justin says
she's won a dozen cases like Will's. He leaves the sisters alone to discuss.
Carrie apologizes for what happened with Rafe but tells her to think of what is
best for Will. Justin returns and asks Sami what her choice is. She offers her
sister the job.
drops by the station and tells Rafe that EJ is the person he should be
suspecting in the shooting. She tells him what she dug up on EJ and offers to
get more evidence. Justin, Sami and Carrie arrive. They're informed that Rafe
has taken over the case. Sami isn't happy because she thinks 'the star-crossed
lovers' won't be able to concentrate. She storms out. Rafe assures Carrie that
they can be professionals and handle this. She tells him not to let his gut get
him fired. "My gut is doing fine. It led me to you didn't it?" he says. They
discuss the case. Sami returns. The three of them bicker until Neil arrives. He
tells them that he was with Will on the night of the murder. They were at The
Spot, a gay bar.
June 20, 2012
You Are Our Family.
and Hope are looking after Theo and Ciara. She says that no one will ever be
ready to say goodbye to Lexi. Theo tells Ciara his mom isn't coming back. He
explains to the adults that she just went to heaven. This blows Bo's mind. Hope
runs out the door. Out in the backyard, Lexi has died in Abe's arms. He cries,
"Don't leave me!" Her spirit starts walking around. She tells him he'll be fine.
He has their son, their friends and their memories. Abe cries that he isn't
ready. "I will never, ever leave you," she says, hugging him and her dead body.
Hope arrives and finds him cradling the body. Later, Bo joins Abe. "Part of me
is missing," Abe explains. Bo says he was lucky that he had a chance to say
goodbye to her. Back in the house, Hope makes calls while Theo plays video
games. Lexi's ghost shows up. He doesn't want her to go. She asks him to look
after his father for her. Lexi promises that she will always be there when he
needs her. Abe and Bo come inside. Abe isn't surprised that his son already
knows what's happened because he shared a special connection with Lexi. Theo
says his mom told him to look after him from now on.
hunts down Andrew in the square and excitedly tells him that Mel is gone. She's
hopes she doesn't come back any time soon. "Maybe she'll be gone forever," he
says. He takes her over to his place and shows her around. He starts to explain
how he's planning to keep Mel away from Chad. Before he can fully explain, Gabi
tells him to forget it because she needs to get busy making Chad fall in love
with her. In her cell, Mel tries picking the lock with a hairpin.
Casa DiMera, Elvis tells William that he has to tell the cops the truth about
the murder night. Will is reluctant. EJ tells him that he can't let what other
people think matter. Will doesn't want things to come out like this. Hope calls
EJ and breaks the news about Lexi. Elvis is quiet. He tells Will, who tries to
comfort him. EJ needs to be alone. Later, he heads over to Lexi's. Theo gives
him a hug and then runs off. Abe tells Elvis how she passed away. The men
discuss her. "She was my only friend. She was the most important person in my
life," EJ says. Lexi watches them speaking and urges them to make peace. Abe
would like to honor her wishes and tells him that he will always be welcome
there. "You are our family," Abe says. He doesn't want his son to lose an uncle.
They embrace. Bo and Hope join them to talk about how special and unforgettable
Lexi was. Her ghost disappears.
drops by the police station and tells Rafe, Sami and Carrie that he was with
Will at The Spot on the night Stefano was killed. Roman arrives to hear the news
but refuses to believe his grandson was at a gay bar. "You don't know your
grandson," Neil says. Roman's confused so he asks Sami to explain. She fudges.
Will shows up and confirms what Neil said. Sami smiles at her son. Roman assumes
Will must have just been there as a friend and worries that people might get the
wrong idea. "Grampa, I'm gay," Will explains. He didn't want to come out like
this. Roman paces. Rafe and Carrie tell Will everything will be okay. Roman
wishes he'd told him sooner and says this will take him some getting used to.
This is awkward. Everyone leaves to get the charges dropped. Sami hugs her son
and says she's proud of him. Neil gives Will a hug as Roman returns. After Neil
takes off, Roman repeats that he should have come to him sooner. Roman still
worries that some people will give his grandson a hard time. Carrie and Rafe
bustle in to say the charges have been dropped. Sami tells her father about how
she bungled things with her son when he came out to her. Roman assures her that
he's not concerned about him being gay, he's concerned that he's working with EJ
and running around with a gun. Meanwhile, Will breaks the news to Sonny. He
admits he's worried about coming out this publicly. Sonny advises him just to
live his life.
June 21, 2012
What Do We Do Now?
and Marlena drop by Abe's to pay their condolences. "Oh gosh! There are no
words," Marlena sobs. They discuss all of the flowers that Lexi grew and why.
John says the garden is a testament to their love. Abe tells them about the gas
that caused her tumor and admits that she found out about her father's role in
her death by accident. They get a text about Will being cleared. Marlena
explains that Will was on a date with a young gentleman. John's eyebrows start
acting up until Marlena explains that Will is gay. "Doesn't matter," he shrugs.
Abe realizes that no one has called Chad about his sister. He asks Marlena if
she can do it. When she leaves the men alone, Abe picks up his family picture
and sobs. John tells him he doesn't have to be strong now. Abe says that Theo
has been stronger in all of this than he has. John promises that his friends
will always be there for him.
sits in the garden and smells the roses until Cameron comes out. She's not ready
to face anyone else. She assumes he'll go back to his old life but he assures
her he's sticking around for Theo and work. His mom thinks that marvelous but
guesses this is also about Deveraux. She warns him again that Abby has a
horrible, dark aura. They go inside. John and Marlena hug Abe and leave. Celeste
and Abe hug and then head out. "What do we do now?" Theo asks his dad. They look
through the photo album Lexi left behind.
goes home and finds Lucas there. They talk about the charges against their son
being dropped. Lucas is worried about Will being outed to the whole world. She's
proud of how Will handled things and eats an apple. They decide to go and see
how their son is doing. Over at the pub, Sonny tries getting Will to look at
things positively. Will worries about Roman's 'concerns' but says his mom
deserves credit for once. John shows up to give Will a hug and tell him he's
proud of him. Will giggles happily. When Marlena comes in, he hugs her and says,
"I wouldn't be me without you." Will adds that Sonny has also been a great help
and thanks him. His parents arrive and Sami declares that nothing could ever
make them love him less. Sami hugs her son.
finds Chad weeping in the square. He tells her that Mel left him. They worry
that something must be wrong. He wants to chase her around Europe and apologize.
Gabi rears her head to say that's a crummy idea. Mel needs space. Marlena calls
Chad to break the news. He weeps. The girls try to comfort him. He wants his
Melanie back. Gabi understands but says he just needs someone to talk to. "Lean
on me," she suggests. When Abby walks off, she spots Celeste and Cam. She runs
over to pay her condolences. He asks for a minute alone with her. Once his mom
is gone, Cameron tells Abby how sad and cheated he feels. She gives him a hug.
Meanwhile, Mel uses a hairpin to lockpick the door of her cell. When she opens
the door, Andrew is there and wearing a mask. She tries to run. He drags her
back into the cell. He doles out threats. She warns him that the DiMera and
Kiriakis families will come after him for this unless he lets her go right now.
He explains that everyone thinks she's in Europe. After he leaves, she pounds on
the door and then holds her pillow.
June 22, 2012
Showdown Between A Tramp And A Man-Whore.
is being emo in his office. Nicole drops in and he mumbles about how much he
will miss Lexi. She thanks him again for his help but doesn't think she can
repay him. "So why even try?" he grumbles, accusing her of using him to get what
she wants. This makes her defensive. He suggests she has been manipulating him.
She admits that she probably put it on a little thick. They bicker about her
using sex to control him. "If you knew what qualified as my idea of sex, your
head would explode," she says. She lists all of the patients he's boffed and
accuses him of having an agenda. Nic thinks he wants to know how far she is
willing to go. "In a showdown between a tramp and a man-whore, who will come out
on top?" she challenges. He keeps talking about their kiss and the connection he
felt. She felt a connection too. The guitar chords of sexual innuendo play. The
doctor says she's not his patient anymore, just a co-conspirator. Before they
can kiss, he gets called off to work.
Agent Spencer shows up at the station to tell Roman and Rafe he has been put in
charge of the investigation. He asks who the prime suspect is. Their guts say
EJ. Rafe explains that Stefano's last will disinherited Junior but he didn't
have a chance to sign it.
and Carrie meet his mom at the pub. She's thrilled to know she'll have another
grandchild. She's sure this baby will put all of their past problems behind
them. When he has a moment with his mom, he pays his condolences for Stefano.
They try to be positive about the baby. She peers across the room and sees Rafe
walk in. He does his best to avoid Carrie but Kate sees them make eye contact
and decides she needs to take her daughter-in-law shopping alone. The ladies go
shopping and then head to Mandalay to rest. Kate yaks about houses and then
hands her a gift. Carrie's surprised that it's a dagger. Kate explains that it's
a warning of what will happen if she cheats on Austin with 'loser Hernandez'.
Carrie insists nothing is happening between them. Kate refuses to let her
destroy her son and reminds her about what happened with Mike. The pregnant
woman claims she's not that girl anymore. "You are that girl and always will
be," Kate snipes. Carrie insists that she is committed to her husband and tells
her to keep the dagger.
sits on the floor of Casa DiMera and stares at Lexi's picture. He pulls out the
note Alice sent to Stefano about him and then shoves it in a folder when Will
arrives. EJ barks at him for being late for work. He throws the newspaper at
William. They know the cops will be gunning for someone else now. EJ makes it
clear that he is stepping into his father's shoes and taking over the whole
empire. He asks Will if he thinks he's a 'heartless bastard'. Will is coy. EJ
insists he really is a heartless bastard. Rafe, Roman and Spencer arrive. EJ
shoves Alice's papers in his jacket as Will lets them in. Elvis greets Spencer
and says he's happy to see him since the Salem PD are all 'impotent'. He tells
them that he has nothing to hide. Rafe 'accidentally' spills photos of dead
Stefano all over the floor. EJ goes pale. "Is it the gore or are you sorry he's
gone?" Rafe asks. EJ doesn't appreciate this and tells the 'monkeys' to leave.
Roman brings up Stefano's revised Will. EJ defends himself and rails at them
before ordering them out. After Will shows them to the door, he spots the papers
shoved in EJ's jacket. When Elvis flounces out, he knocks the papers to the
floor. Will picks them up. Meanwhile, the cops return to the station and worry
about Will. Spencer reminds them they still have no evidence. Rafe thinks they
just need to wait for EJ to make a mistake.
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