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September 3, 2012
September 4, 2012
Do-Gooders Always Screw Everything Up.
the hospital, Nicole is baffled when Daniel tells her that he wants her
to move in with Victor, Maggie and Brady. She prods him to think of
another option. He's clueless. She insists this is not an option. Jenn
shows up and asks Nic to live with her. She rants about how disgusting
EJ is and promises he won't get through her front door. Nicole tries
talking her out of this but Jenn can't stand being in an empty house.
"Sounds like a win-win," says the doctor. Nic runs off. Daniel tells
Jenn how great she is. She's just trying to be helpful. Down the hall,
Nic puts a pillow on her mouth to muffle her screams. "Do-gooders
always screw everything up," she tells her baby. She returns and finds
Jenn waiting, eager to help her pick up her stuff. Later, they arrive
at Jenn's and Nic promises not to out-stay her welcome. Nicole is eager
to tell her how 'intense' things are between her and Daniel.
Chad's, Mel writes a letter to the parole board. He leaves to find a
notary. Down at the pub, Rafe is stealing his sister's bacon and
smiling about Sami not being with EJ. His sister thinks they should
celebrate his promotion. He's more interested in her problems. He gets
a text and putters off to work. Mel runs into the pub and asks Gabi why
she hasn't been returning her calls. She starts babbling about Nick.
She's not sure what she wants to do about it. Mel wants her objective
opinion but Gabi says she can't help. Melanie babbles until Gabi stops
her. Meanwhile, Chad has called Daniel and they run around looking for
Mel. Chad runs into the pub and interrupts Gabi before she can confess
drops in to see Samanther. She rants at him for not letting her know
that he's a DiMera. He claims he wants nothing to do with his father
anymore. He just wants to spend some time with her. She explains she
still has stuff to work out and she feels like a pinball. He gets
flirty. She asks him to babysit and pulls away when he tries kissing
her. After she's gone, Lucas arrives to get Allie. They bicker. Lucas
threatens to sue for full custody of his daughter. EJ thinks he needs
her there for an excuse to 'sniff around Samantha.' Lucas plays with a
doll and says he doesn't want Sami. He's sure that Sami will dump EJ by
Thanksgiving and move on to someone else.
meets her lawyer at the station to complain about being charged. She
feels like Lindsay Lohan. "They're making an example out of me," she
whines. The lawyer tells her to get the arresting officer to put in a
good word and then leaves. Rafe shows up as she mopes. She asks about
Gabi and offers to talk to her. The lawyer returns for a second and
reminds her to get a good word from the cop before leaving. Rafe
guesses Sami offered to help with Gabi because she is looking for him
to speak up for her. "Always looking out for your own backside," he
snorts. She chases him around town, insisting she wants to help his
sister. He doesn't want to listen and plods off. Some dude runs out and
grabs her purse. She crows until Rafe runs back and she falls on him,
knocking him over and panting into his mouth.
the prison, Jessica tells Nick they should get Maggie to help them with
Mel. Maggie shows up to say she can't do that. She tells Nick how proud
she is of him for how well he's battled his demons. Back in town, Bo
and Hope are at the office going over the details on Nick's case. Hope
is sure he deserves another chance. They head over to the prison for
the hearing. Bo speaks as the officer in charge and rehashes the case.
Jessica speaks up for her son. Hope speaks up too. She joins Jessica
and the family out in the hall. Daniel comes out of the toilets and
starts lecturing them for trying to help Nick. Back in the hearing
room, Nick speaks to the board, taking responsibility for his drug use
and promising that he wants to make amends to everyone he hurt. Mel
runs in at the last minute and declares that she needs to make a
I'm An Idiot
September 5, 2012
bursts into the hearing room at the prison just as the parole board are
about to render their decision. She asks that Nick stay so he can hear
what she has to say. Mel tells the story of how he found her for her
brother and took a bullet for her, but then he became obsessed and made
her think she killed her father. She gets distracted by flashbacks and
wanders off. Outside, Daniel argues with Nick's family about the
situation. Maggie tries keeping him calm. Jessica and Maggie discuss
how much Nick deserves a second chance. Mel listens to this and then
returns to the hearing to finish her statement. Moments later, she
comes out and hugs her father, explaining that she did what she had to
do. Maggie introduces her to Nick's mother. The board come out and
announce that Nick has been granted parole.
settles in at "Hummel City," a.k.a The Horton House. Abby arrives and
wonders what she's doing there. Nic explains so Abby calls her mom to
get a confirmation. The pregnant lady eats a barrel of popcorn and
tells her what's going on. Abby's surprised that Daniel is involved.
After Nic leaves, Abby calls Cameron and asks him over. She gets
dressed up. As soon as he arrives, she unloads her problems on him.
They start making out. She gets his shirt off, but when he tries
unzipping her, she leaps off his lap and asks him to go.
the square, a mugger grabs Sami's purse and runs off, knocking her on
top of Rafe. He asks her to get off so he can chase her attacker. The
cops nab the dude. Rafe mollycoddles her. He takes her to the hospital
and she gets a wrist brace. She thanks Rafe for his help. Nicole walks
in on them. She's smug. Sami violently puts on lip balm until Nic
leaves. Sami is perplexed about why Rafe isn't becoming a couple with
Nic. She has to wonder if the baby is really his. They bicker about
this. Nicole listens in the hall until Sami leaves. Nic rushes up to
Rafe and accuses him of nearly blowing everything. She's worried about
Sami sniping for her. They argue about this and she begs him not to let
Sami stomp all over his heart again. He says that will 'never, ever,
Sami's, Lucas tells EJ that she's his problem now. He warns Elvis not
to get too comfortable. He makes it clear he doesn't want Sami anymore,
but, even if she is with EJ now, she'll move on to someone else by
Thanksgiving. He lists Sami's long list of exes. "I'm an idiot," Lucas
admits. "But no more than you." He says that Sami's 'one way street'
just 'sucks you in'. "No one sucks me!" EJ objects. Lucas thinks that
Elvis is even dumber than the rest of him and recaps the whole EJami
story. He admits that the only person who has ever made her happy was
Rafe. EJ tries to put down that idea but Lucas is smug. After he
leaves, EJ and Johnny play Legos. This starts to inspire Elvis with a
plan. After Johnny goes to his room, Sami comes home and tells him
about being rescued by Rafe. She worries that Nicole is taking him 'to
the darkside.' When she suggests that Rafe is lying about being the
baby's father, he stops her and says he's decided the baby must be
Rafe's after all. This seems to make her upset. She leaves for a nap
and he smirks to himself.
September 6, 2012
This Nick Guy.
the prison, Nick is granted parole. Chad is outraged. Mel explains that
she supported the release. Nick drinks some water and recalls
everything Mel said at the hearing. She was going to object but she
changed her mind when she saw his family waiting for him. Besides, she
was a horrible person when she knew Nick so she probably got what she
deserved. Mel tells Maggie what happened and explains that she did what
she did for her sake. Chad corners Jessica and warns her to keep her
son away from Mel. After everyone else files away, Maggie visits Nick.
He thanks her and says he wouldn't have been paroled without her. He
promises not to let her down.
invites Kate over to the mansion and informs her that he is her new
boss. He's taking over Titan again. She's expecting him to fire her. He
surprises her by saying she's irreplaceable so he's promoting her. They
hug. Victor walks in. He approved the deal. After he tells them Nick
has been paroled, Brady runs off. Victor tells Kate that he's okay with
them working together again. He's sure it will be just like old times.
"Ah, the merry, gay old nineties," she muses. He wonders how Stefano
will react. She wonders if she'll ever even see him again. Kate heads
off and runs into Will outside of the pub. She wants to set him up with
Scott, the 'hot intern with dimples to die for'. Grandma Kate thinks
any guy would be a fool not to see what a catch Will is. Meanwhile,
Brady arrives at the prison and argues with Maggie about what happened.
and Will are at the pub talking about Nick and stalking in general.
Gabi decides to head back to work waitressing. Sami strolls in. She's
sorry to see that Gabi is a waitress again because modelling work is so
slow. Gabi informs her that she quit CW and so did Chad. Sami's
shocked. "That's what happens when you don't check in at work for two
months," Will says. Sami begs Gabi to come back and then prods Will to
start comforting her. He can't do that. They discuss how things ended
with Lucas. Will apologizes for being nasty to her. Later, Kate strolls
in and gets in Sami's face. She tells her CW is going into the ground
without Lucas. Sami nearly chokes when she hears about her promotion.
"This is war and my guns are a lot bigger than yours," Kate warns.
the coffee house, Chad tells Gabi again to stay away from Mel. She's
trying and tries talking him into letting her model again. "No freaking
way!" he blurts. He thinks she should suffer forever for what she's
done. She storms out. Meanwhile, Daniel asks his daughter what changed
her mind about Nick. She's sick of everyone treating her like she was
an angel and says Nick has paid for his mistakes, which is something
she's never done. She let him go free for Maggie's sake. He's proud of
her. He heads over to the mansion to apologize to his mom for being so
angry. After talking to his daughter, he can't argue with her reasons
for allowing the parole. After he leaves, Brady shows up and worries
that Mel is being manipulated by a psycho like Madi was. "I think this
Nick guy could be more dangerous than ever," he says. Meanwhile, Chad
and Mel go back to his place. They make out. Brady calls her to worry.
She insists she's fine and then rolls over for sex with Chad.
chases down Tad in the square and apologizes for decking him. Tad
squints and calls him a 'freak.' They bicker about Will. Sonny makes it
clear to Tad that he never flirted with him, but he confirms that he
wants to be more than friends with Will. However, he's sure Will
doesn't feel the same way. Sonny encourages him to be more accepting.
September 7, 2012
The Home For Wayward Girls.
the pub, Gabi tells her brother that she's quit modelling to work
there. He arches an eyebrow. She won't explain. He assumes this is
Sami's fault. Meanwhile, Sami is hopping around her apartment when her
mom arrives. Marlena informs her that Brady has given Kate a job. She
hopes that Sami can be supportive. Sami keeps thinking about dinosaurs
and Nicole before muttering profanities. She complains to her mom about
Nicole. They eat bagels and her mom offers some sympathy. When the
shrink leaves, Rafe shows up and accuses Sami of firing his sister to
get back at him. She warns him not to make an ass out of himself but
she's enjoying him acting just like her. He calls his sister to confirm
Sami's story about not firing her. Rafe admits he's made an ass of
himself. She knows he was just helping out and they are all still
family. He smirks. As he heads for the door, he says he could never
wakes up in his bed. Mel is already up and emailing. She gets back into
bed and assures him that she'll be okay as long as Nick leaves town.
Meanwhile, Will arrives at the coffee house and Sonny is about to ask
him out but Will wants to clear the air first. He blathers. Chad
strolls in and tells Will that they have a lot to talk about. They sit
down and catch up about the last few months. Chad apologizes about
blaming him for Stefano's death. "That man gets a lot of sequels," Will
says. Sonny comes over. He and Chad talk about how Will was born a jerk
and then Sonny breaks the news that Nick's parole means he has to stay
in town. Chad runs out the door. Sonny tries asking Will out again but
Brian calls and Will heads out. He goes to the pub to meet his grandma.
Caroline hears him chatting about Chad and, for some mysterious reason,
is interested. After she putters off, Marlena and Will discuss the Nick
situation. She changes the topic. He's confused about what to do now
that he's gay. He admits he's found someone already but they moved on
to someone better. She doesn't like to hear him run himself down.
goes to visit Nick at the prison. He tells her that his parole terms
demand that he actually stay in Salem. He hopes Mel will get over that
in a while. Later, Chad arrives. "I think it's time the two of us have
a little talk," says Chad. Nick has no idea who he is. Chad issues a
threat. Nick stares through him. "I'm done here!" Chad declares,
walking out backwards. Nick gets changed and signs his release
paperwork. Meanwhile, Mel joins Gabi and Abby at the coffee house. Abby
breaks the news that Nick is staying. Mel pretends she's cool with this
and then runs out the door. Her friends guess she wasn't cool. Abby
chats with Sonny. He tries asking about her problems but she can't talk
about them. She walks out and calls Cam. Meanwhile, Chad goes home. He
and Mel are both pretty wired. Dropping down on one knee, he asks her
to marry him. "What?" she asks.
Jenn's, she makes tea for Nicole and they awkwardly discuss Daniel. Nic
explains that EJ was one of the 'many bumps' on her 'road' and was
'hard' on her, but Daniel was 'great' and she wants him in her life
'forever'. Jenn tells her that it would be a mistake to make what she
has with the doctor into more than it is. Jenn flounces off. Nic talks
to herself and worries that Daniel isn't over Jenn. She decides to make
sure Jenn never forgets about Jack. Turning around, she knocks over a
Hummel figurine and starts imagining a future with Daniel and the kid.
She heads to the hospital for an appointment and finds out she's having
is at the hospital with Daniel. She's taking over as Chief of Staff.
She wants to bring Jenn back too. He gags. Kay thinks work could
distract her from her grief. He goes out to the square and runs into
Jenn. He thanks her for letting Nic stay with her rather than at the
'home for wayward girls'. Kay shows up and offers Jenn her old job.
Jenn's shocked. Daniel runs away. Jenn guesses he didn't like the idea
and she doesn't know what the hell is going on. Meanwhile, Daniel heads
back to the hospital and finds one of his colleagues trashing Jenn. He
defends her and says the Horton is one of the 'best, nicest people'
he's ever met.
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