October 1, 2012
It's Already Worse.
drops by the Horton house and leaves a message for Abby with Nicole.
Nic wants more information. Gabi recaps Mel's departure. "Oh, poor
Daniel!" Nicole coos, deciding to run off and comfort him. Meanwhile,
EJ drops by Daniel's. The doctor informs him that Mel is gone. Elvis
thinks they need to fix Mel and Chad's broken relationship but Daniel
makes it clear that he doesn't want his daughter anywhere near the
DiMeras. They argue about Chad's activities until Nicole arrives. They
shut the door on EJ. Elvis has a whole conversation with the number on
the door. Inside, Nic gets busy 'being there' for Daniel. He assures
her that he will still help with the baby and has even come up with a
meets her mom in her office. Jenn's distracted by thoughts of Daniel
but agrees to talk. They apologize to each other about their fight.
Jenn's sure their constant overreactions are just part of grieving.
They talk about losing Jack and Abby suggests having Nicole around has
made everything harder. Her mom assures her that their house-guest's
days are numbered. They discuss the Mel situation and her mom
encourages her to help out. The topic turns back to Nic and Jenn starts
to rant. She vows to stop Nicole from hurting Daniel. Her daughter
guesses she must have feelings for him. Jenn explodes and denies it.
Later, Daniel arrives in the office and catches her making calls to DNA
clinics. He is not happy.
Rafe's, Sami tells him she wants them to start over. He gulps and says,
"It's not going to work." She claims she can fix everything. She speed
talks until he stops her to say they will never work. Sami can't
understand what changed since last night. "It just did," he grumbles,
wishing he could change it. She's sure he can't forget their love any
more than she can. He says this conversation needs to stop before it
gets worse. "It's already worse," she says, walking out and twitching.
EJ calls Rafe and warns him that he better stay away from Sami. Rafe
says he finished with her and hangs up. Elvis' tongue lolls out and he
decides to go and comfort Samanther. He arrives at her place. She's
chewing on her lip. He sits down to comfort her and she says he was
right about Rafe. She sobs on his lapel and he smirks. Back at Rafe's,
Gabi shows up and tells her brother she wants to work out a way to pay
for Justin's services. The cop assures her that's not necessary because
she's his sister. Gabi goes to Caffeinated to meet with Abby. She fills
her in about Mel's exit.
tearing someone a new one over the phone at the pub. Roman shows up and
she lectures him for not telling her about Bo. She keeps confusing his
name with his brother's. Meanwhile, Hope rushes into the station as Bo
complains about paperwork. She reminds him that they were supposed to
be at Ciara's poetry reading. "I missed it! Because of this damned
job!" he complains. He wants to leave the force to go after Stefano on
his own. Roman shows up to announce that the force needs him because
he's a superstar cop, but he might not need them. Bo putters off to
ponder this. Roman and Hope discuss cuts and he explains he has to let
some people go. Bo arrives at the pub and tells his ma why he became a
cop. She shows him a picture of Ciara and warns him that time goes by
October 2, 2012
I Am Not the Cream Puff You Think I Am.
is at Sami's letting her cry on his shoulder. "I want to do whatever I
can do to make you feel better," he says. They get whispery until Chad
starts banging on the door. They come out as he rants about Nick. EJ
sends Sami back in and warns his brother to take it easy. Chad rails
about Gabi as Sami pops back out to offer them some tea. She babbles
and then leaves them alone. EJ assures his brother that he has his back
and tells him to go home to rest. Chad doesn't trust him and can't
understand why he's protecting Gabi from the po-po. Elvis claims he's
just thinking ahead about how things will play out. "The truth is not
important, only Melanie's perception," EJ says, insisting that they do
nothing yet. He sends his brother off and returns to Samanther.
drops by Casa da Chad and slips a note under his door. Meanwhile, at
the hospital, Daniel barges into Jenn's office and catches her calling
DNA labs. She won't let him throw away his career for Nicole. She lists
Nic's faults and refuses to back down. "I am none of your business!" he
insists. The doctor doesn't want her ruining his life again and says
she's a 'user' who has no right to care about him. They bicker about
what Jack's death has done to her. He admits he's with Nicole. "I never
thought you were a complete idiot!" she blurts. They continue recycling
these arguments. Eventually she stomps out. He goes home and has a
drink. Maggie shows up. She and Daniel miss Mel before he explains how
brutal he just was to Jenn. He wishes Jenn would just start looking
after herself and her kids. "Ai Ai Ai Ai Ai," he groans. Hurting her
nearly killed him. She thinks he must still love Jenn. He shrugs. She's
sure that Jenn still cares for him too. Meanwhile, Chad returns home to
find the ring and a Dear John letter in the envelope. He hurls them at
the wall and grunts.
calls her brother to get an update about her legal situation. She heads
into the pub. Maggie has arrived and is yapping to Nick. She's hopeful
that the Chad problem will die down now that Mel is gone. He doubts
that. Caroline wanders in and Maggie thanks her for giving Nick a job.
Ma Brady is curt and walks off. She walks over to Gabi and says, "I
hate that woman for marrying my Shawn, but she's too nice to hate."
Gabi points out that Maggie married Victor. Caroline claims she's spent
too long inside and takes a walk. Later, Gabi can see Nick has a
headache and offers to close up alone so he can rest. After he strolls
off, Chad storms in. "I'm going to hurt you," he threatens.
runs into Rafe outside the square and guesses Sami is making him
miserable. He tells her it was her fault. "She's like malaria or
shingles!" she rants. Rafe doesn't want to discuss this. She offers to
buy him a martini so she can watch him drink it. The baby starts
kicking. She explains Daniel's plan for taking care of the paternity
test. He seems antsy and she stutters about Sami until he finally
wanders off. Later, Nicole runs into Jenn in the square. The latter
begins lecturing her and warns that she really is a threat to her. Nic
is smug. "I am not the cream puff you think I am... that makes you a
stupid bitch!" Jenn says, vowing to make her pay. Caroline happens to
witness all of this. Meanwhile, Sami and EJ head to Caffeinated. She
doesn't know why he's so nice to her when she's so terrible to him. "I
love you," he says. She knows, but she still doesn't know how she
feels. Rafe has been watching them and finally makes his presence known.
October 3, 2012
If it's Crazy...
Chad storms into the pub and threatens
to reveal everything that Gabi did. He wants to make her pay. They
bout who drove Mel away. He's about to call the cops when Nick
gets between them. He threatens to tell the cops about Chad pulverizing
him. He's sure the SPD would be happy to put a DiMera away. "Good luck
trying to live with yourself," Chad says. Nick announces that they are
going to talk to Justin. Bo strolls in and advises Nick to stay out of
trouble. Later, at the mansion, Gabi thanks Nick after he's had Chad
swear a deposition clearing her. She thinks he's gone above and beyond
for her. "How I feel about you is above and beyond," he says. They
kiss. Gabi tells him he's a good kisser and then runs off.
goes to see Daniel. She's worried about her mom and about Mel. He's
vague. She tells him about Jenn and Nic's fights and suspects they are
over him. He asks her to take care of her mom. Meanwhile, Brady spots
Jenn railing at Nicole in the square. He tries stopping the fight. That
only makes Jenn angrier. She tells Nic that she's evil. Caroline starts
pushing away the growing crowd. Nicole goes out of her way to leave
graciously. Brady drives Jenn home. She notices Nicole's prenatal
vitamins are still there and ask Brady to take them to Daniel's. He
assumes she just wants him to check up on the doctor but goes anyway.
When Abby arrives, Jenn tells her daughter about her fight and Nic
moving out but refuses to explain. Picking up Jacks's photo, Jenn
wishes he was there to talk to. Her daughter assures her that worrying
about Daniel does not mean being disloyal to Jack. Meanwhile, Nicole
goes to see Daniel and they talk about their run-ins with Jenn. He's
sure that she will keep quiet about her suspicions but Nicole thinks
she has a screw loose. Nic asks again if she can stay there. He says
she can look for a new home tomorrow. Brady arrives with the vitamins
and asks to speak to the doctor alone. The pregnant lady goes to the
guest room and listens in. Brady quizzes the doctor about his feelings
for Jenn and hints that she still loves him. He warns him to be careful
with Nicole. The doctor says he won't walk away from her and the baby, but part of him will always love Jenn.
walks in on Elvis making the moves on Samanther in Caffeinated. He
wants to talk to Sami alone and apologizes for being curt, wishing they
could work things out. EJ smugly watches until he has to leave to take
a call. Sami thinks Rafe is sending her mixed signals to torture her.
He promises not to do that anymore. She assures him that EJ has
changed. He doubts that and leaves, telling EJ to 'go to Hell' as they
pass in the alley. Rafe goes home, has a beer and talks to Ari's
picture about what a crummy brother he is. Will shows up and wonders if
Rafe has given up on Sami. "Some things don't work out," Rafe says,
though that obviously isn't how he wants things. Meanwhile, Sami and EJ
arrive in their hall. Chad is waiting and weeping. When the brothers
are alone, Chad tells his EJ that Mel is not coming back and Gabi will
get away with everything. The DiMeras head out for a 'boy thing' and
leave Sami behind. She's a tad confused. Down in the square, Chad tells
his brother about the deposition he gave. EJ's furious that they have
nothing on Gabi now. Sami steps out of the shadows after eavesdropping.
runs into Billie at the hospital. They discuss his crazy work hours and
he admits he's thinking of quitting his job. She thinks that's a great
idea and encourages him to follow his dream. Later, he heads to the pub
to talk to his ma. He asks Caroline if he should take his pension. She
thinks so. He has a crazy idea. "If it's crazy, than it's probably
right," she says.
October 4, 2012
You Used Me!
At Daniel's, Nicole tells him she has a way to take control of her
destiny. He makes coffee and she explains that there is a law in Utah
that will deny the biological father most parental rights. He won't let
her move to Utah by herself and points out that the child would need an
adoptive father. Nic hugs him and asks him if he is willing to adopt.
The doctor thinks this should be their last resort. The pregnant lady
says she is being driven crazy by dreams. She beats herself up and he
promises to stick by her and the baby. He runs off to work. She wants
retail therapy. Later, she winds up at the hospital and tells Maxine
that she is living with Dr. Dan now. "Lord help that man," sighs
Maxine. Dr. Sedwig pops up to say that she's filling in for Nic's
regular obgyn today before she leaves for South America later that day.
They start the check-up. The doctor soon explains that there is no
drops in at Jenn's. After Abby has a little chat with her about Mel,
she departs. Jenn informs Maggie the 'houseguest from Hell is gone'.
Maggie bluntly asks her to stop hurting her son. They argue about Nic.
Red tells Jenn that she ripped her son's heart to shreds. The blond
says she will stay out of his life and explains that that's what Daniel
wants anyway. Maggie insists that he still cares about Jenn. When
Maggie goes home, she's shocked to discover that Victor has had brunch
prepared for her. They smooch and she fondles his chin. She pouts about
her son so he gives her a pep talk. Meanwhile, Jenn runs into Daniel at
Caffeinated and wants to confess something. "Ummmooourrrr," he groans.
She won't accept that for an answer and makes him sit down so she can
remind him that they are friends. She wants to 'pick up where they left
off'. He's a little thrown by this and tells her they are going in
opposite directions. He doesn't see how they can be friends.
Gabi runs into her brother's apartment. She hugs him and declares that
it's all over. Chad can never hurt her and she doesn't need to be
protected anymore. She explains what Nick did to save her. He's
thrilled. She rushes off. He calls Sami. There's no answer so he runs
off to find her. Meanwhile, Sami barges into Casa de Chad and demands
to know what he and his brother were discussing. "He's playing you and
I want to help you beat him at his own game," she says. Chad is
reluctant and asks her to go. She insists that EJ only ever helps
himself. Chad caves and explains things vaguely. She guesses that his
brother was just 'helping' him to get leverage to keep Rafe away from
her. "Damn him!" curses Chadsworth. She runs off to find Rafe. He's not
home because he's looking for her. Eventually, they run into each other
in the square. They lock eyes and then lips.
meets with a lawyer and asks him to help make the deposition his
brother signed go away. He needs a loophole. When the lawyer hears that
Justin took the depositions, he laughs and says that he has an
impeccable reputation. This is all a dead end. The lawyer adds that EJ
doesn't even have the clout to bribe a judge at this point. EJ heads to
Sami's. He uses his key to go in and snoop around. Chad arrives and
they start lecturing each other. "You used me!" Chad yelps. EJ squints
when his brother explains that Sami tipped him off about this. EJ turns
red, screams, hunches his shoulders and does hand gestures until his
brother calls him a coward and says he's exactly like Stefano. EJ mopes
down to the square and witnesses Sami and Rafe kissing.
runs into some chick at the pub. Abigail's impressed to learn that
she's a surgical intern. That fades when Cam walks in and it becomes
clear they are dating. This is awkward. Cam leads his date away as Gabi
arrives. She gives her friend a shoulder to sob on. Later, Gabi takes
out the trash and bumps into Chad. He tells her that he will still find
a way to make her pay.
October 5, 2012
Give Me The Wand!
Nicole starts to panic when her baby has no heartbeat. The doctor
decides to give her an ultrasound. "Please show me my baby!" begs Nic.
The doctor won't. "Give me the wand!" demands the pregnant lady. The
doctor tells her the baby is dead and there is no way they could have
known this would happen or prevent it. Nic stares. The doc suggests she
go home and get some rest. Nic tells her to go and catch her flight.
Once she's alone, she weeps and then folds all of the baby costumes she
bought on the way over. "How come this is happening to me again?" she
sobs, falling to her knees. "Oh my little Danny no!"
having tea with Bo at the pub. They discuss the work and home balance,
or lack thereof. Hope appears and declares she will support whatever he
decides to do. Bo gets tired of listening to his wife discuss job
losses and plods off. He storms into Roman's office and lashes out at
him for planning to fire people. Bo offers to take early retirement to
save their jobs. Roman thinks that would hurt the force. Brother Bo
hands him his resignation anyway. He's been carrying it around for a
week. Bo heads back to the pub and tells Hope that he resigned. She's
proud of him. They go to the mansion to see Ciara. He's sorry he missed
her poetry reading.
Caffeinated, Daniel tells Jenn they are going in opposite directions.
"I-I-I made a commitment to Nicole," he says, admitting he doesn't see
how he and Jenn can even be friends. Jenn is sure he wants more from
her but the doctor doesn't even think they should acknowledge each
other. She tells him he's letting Nic destroy his life. He shakes his
head as she lectures him. Jenn runs home. Kay shows up. Jenn's frazzled
and says she's thinking of quitting. They get calls and run off to the
hospital. The computer system has gone down. It's chaos. Meanwhile,
Daniel goes to see his mom at the mansion and lectures her for talking
to Jenn. She thinks he's a bit harsh. He explains that her help isn't
helping. Walking out, he calls Nic and suggests that they talk more
about Utah. When he gets to the hospital, he catches Jenn arguing with
a member of the staff. Jenn punches something and hurts her hand.
Daniel checks it for swelling. Nic arrives and sees them chuckling
arrives in the square just in time to witness Sami and Rafe inhaling
each other. He huffs and puffs as they suck face and talk about their
future. EJ sends them texts. They ignore them and make a picnic date.
After Rafe strolls off to get food, EJ strolls over. He makes excuses
but she's heard them before. "My motives were pure," he insists,
holding her hand. That infuriates her and she rails at him for not
keeping it real with her, "Rafe knows what real love is!" she declares.
He thinks she just wants what's easy and expected. Grabbing at her
chest, he pulls her close and says that Rafe is a liar.
Rafe heads to the pub and thanks Nick for what he did for Gabi. Nick
was glad to help. Rafe wonders why he put himself on the line for her.
Nick just thought she deserved a second chance. He assures him they are
just friends but assumes Rafe has a problem with it. Rafe just doesn't
want his sister taken advantage of. He goes to see Sami at the loft
after he gets a food bag. She tells him all of the secrets and lies are
in the past now. He agrees. She asks him if he's really the father of
Nicole's baby and offers to help keep EJ away. Meanwhile, EJ sits in
his office. His father calls.
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