brings Ciara to the pub. She starts yapping to Brady about Kristen and
asks why they aren't getting married anymore. The priest sends her off
for cookies and apologizes. He tells him that Kristen will be at the
reception. Brady assures him it's no big deal. "I pity whoever she
picks to be her next victim," he adds. Meanwhile, Nicole walks in on
Kristen having a fit in the rectory. After lecturing her, she notices
that there are sex sounds coming out of the purse Kristen hurled at the
wall. The DiMera grabs her bag. There is much hollering and name
calling. A nun comes in with a ticket to the reception for Kristen.
Nic's gobsmacked and asks her not to ruin the event for Eric and his
family. The priest pops up and the DiMera heads out. Nicole warns him
about Kristen again. "I like to think of you as my guardian angel," he
At the hospital, Rafe demands to know why Sami shot him. His machines
beep and Kayla tries getting him to relax. Abe takes Kate into the
corridor. She worries to Maxine. The nurse assures her that she has
been nothing but good for Rafe and everything will work out. Kayla
joins them and explains that she thinks Rafe still can't differentiate
between dreams and reality. They worry about how bad his short term
memory might be. Since he might not recall his affair with Kate, she
decides to call in someone else. Meanwhile, Nick and Gabi meet at
Caffeinated. They discuss the annulment and he makes sure she is okay
with money and everything. She's sorry that he must be feeling left out
of Arianna's life. She reminds him that the baby is a Horton and part
of his family. He's still determined to keep his distance for now. He
reminds her that he can get 'crazy'. She recalls him surprising her on
Valentine's. Fallon wants them to stay friends. Kate calls her over to
the hospital. Gabi and Nick share a difficult goodbye and give up their
rings. When she gets to her brother's room, he notices she was
pregnant. She shows him a picture of his niece. Later, Nick runs into
Kate in the square. She tells him how impressed she was with the patent
he gave her. She promises to make sure he gets royalties. He asks after
Rafe and mentions that Sami threatened to shoot him once.
Daniel is at home fantasizing about Jenn. He snaps out of it when she
says she may never come back. He fantasizes about skydiving with her.
The doctor shakes his head and grumbles about trust. He heads over to
the rectory with Eric's toxicology report. They send Nicole away. The
doctor explains that there are no traces of a poison or virus. It's
like someone didn't want it found and must have used a masking agent.
"You were deliberately poisoned," Daniel suggests.
Maggie drops by the Horton house to apologize to Jenn for being so
nosy. Then she tells Jenn that she's a fool for letting JJ ruin her
love life. The redhead tips her off that Kristen has been worrying
about her. Jenn doesn't want anyone's help with this. Maggie starts
crying and leaves. Jenn huffs and sends Kristen a text. They meet in
the park and argue about the Daniel situation. Kristen hopes she won't
be an idiot like she has been. Meanwhile, when Maggie gets home, she
finds that Brady is sending away a gift which Kristen gave him. He
takes a jog through the park. When he notices Kristen and Jenn, he
eavesdrops as his ex talks about everything she lost when she lost him.
She sobs that he was her one chance at joy and she ruined it. "Don't
get sucked in," Brady tells himself. He strips off and jumps in the
lake. Nicole tries calling him to find out if the 'benefits' in their
relationship are still turned off. He climbs out of the water and
notices the bracelet he gave Kristen. She shows up looking for it.
comes out of the swimming hole naked and finds Kristen's bracelet.
Kristen pops up. He hands the bracelet over. Their hands touch. She
watches him put his pants on and talks about coincidence. He admits he
heard her talking to Jenn and suggests that she could have set all of
this up. She assures him that isn't the case. "I'm not your plaything
anymore!" he says. She slaps him. He wonders if she wants a quickie or
closure. Kristen tells him he's all wrong about her. She chose him over
revenge and loved him more than anything in the world but he threw her
away. He's heard all of this before. The DiMera points out that John
can confirm what she's saying. "I chose you," she repeats. She runs
off. He stares. When he heads back to the mansion, he pours himself a
drink and contemplates it. He doesn't drink. After pondering Kristen's
words, he calls his father. Meanwhile, Kristen tells herself that Brady
is gone and she has to stay focused.
JJ is at home yacking to Rory on the phone about Theresa when Abe shows
up. When he starts to lecture him about Jenn, JJ tells him not to try
filling in for his dead father. Carver gets a call about pot dealing.
JJ listens in. He apologizes for snapping at him. Abe tells him to be
the man of the house. Then he tells him there has been criminal
activity at the high school. Jenn arrives to hear this but Abe has to
run before he can explain anything. JJ apologizes to his mom for
treating her badly. She apologizes back and says that they need more
family time. After she heads off, he feels sorry for himself.
Meanwhile, Theresa is in Jenn's office wishing she had more dope. Roman
show up. He promises that he will be checking in on her to make sure
she doesn't get into any trouble. "Uncle Ro, I'll be fine," she says.
Theresa heads over to the Horton house. She compliments JJ on his eyes
and asks if he has more pot. "You want to go up to my room and do it?"
he asks. She points out how easily they could be caught. She pays him
for a baggie of bud. Theresa takes a walk through Salem. "This whole
place is one major suck," she observes.
At home, Will puts the kid to bed and then suggests that Sonny take
Brent to a movie. Sonny doesn't want to go out but Will nags him into
doing it. They smooch. Sonny heads out. Meanwhile, Sami meets with her
mom at Caffeinated. They discuss the DiMera takeover and Marlena warns
her Stefano will be back for revenge. The topic turns to Adrienne. Sami
rants that Adrienne is 'bi-polar'. The shrink says no one cares what
Adrienne thinks. They head to Will's. Sami vents about Adrienne. Her
son assures her that things will be fine. After Sami heads out, Will
worries to his grandma about not being fun enough for Sonny. She
worries that he's started pushing him away. He worries he's behaving
like his mom. Marlena laughs and promises she'll warn him if that
happens. Across town, Adrienne is at the pub rambling to Justin on the
phone. When she sits down, she tries to figure out how to share a
video. The video of Sami attacking Bernardi comes up Adrienne pants.
She realizes her son put it on her phone. He arrives. They snap at each
other over Sami. He has a fit and storms out. His mom wonders if she
should be giving Sami the benefit of a doubt. She heads over to Casa
DiMera. Sami greets her in silver leopard print pants. The Kiriakis
explains she's there to give Sami the chance to explain herself.
and Justin finish up paperwork at the pub. Elvis wonders how all of
this is affecting Justin's personal life. He offers Justin a permanent
position as his chief counsel. They ponder what Stefano must be up to.
The lawyer agrees to think the offer over. EJ strolls off. Meanwhile,
Adrienne shows up at Casa DiMera to confront Sami about Bernardi.
Samanther is beyond sorry for his widow and little Timmy but she was
cleared by a jury so this is over. She orders Adrienne to back off.
Adrienne huffs and accuses her of ruining her husband and son's lives.
Sami puffs and insists on her innocence, bobbing her head in a
threatening way. The Kiriakis vows to protect her son and stomps off.
Sami smashes stuff. Adrienne heads over to the pub to see her husband.
She rails about Sami. He tells her to give it a rest. She notices the
contract which EJ offered him and orders him not to work with the
DiMeras anymore. He reminds her that she's not the boss of him and
tells her she is irrational.
Will drops by Caffeinated and Sonny informs him they just got a liquor
license. Sonny putters off. Brent comes in and talks to Will. It
becomes clear that Sonny broke the news to him first. Sonny returns and
asks Brent to help him redecorate the place. They go off to discuss
this, leaving Will behind. His mom calls to warn him about Adrienne.
When she gets off the phone, EJ arrives at Casa DiMera and she fills
him in about the scene earlier. They relax on the couch and discuss
their weeding before giggling. She licks his stubble as they discuss
all of the power they have. They head off to do it on the stairs.
Nicole fusses over Eric at the rectory. He's keeping quiet. She nags.
He finally explains what Daniel thinks about his possible poisoning.
She suggests he check out Kate. Maggie drops in with a donation for the
school. Nic fetches some cider. She eavesdrops as Maggie explains that
Victor promised not to trash Nicole anymore. Eric wishes she could
realize how much she had to offer. They hope things get easier for her.
Nic gets choked up. She doesn't enter until Maggie leaves. He guesses
she was listening in. Nicole thanks him for saying such nice things.
Kristen sits outside of the pub wishing Eric didn't have to pay the
price for Marlena. Stefano calls her for a meeting. They meet in the
park. He wonders if she was involved in EJ's takeover plans. She claims
ignorance. He's sure of it. She assumes he wants her help
'eviscerating' EJ. They discuss her plans for Marlena. He questions her
choice of going after a priest so she gets defensive. Stefano repeats
that he doesn't want her to physically harm Marlena, but she can be
ruthless beyond that... just as he will be with Elvis. Once he departs,
she calls the bishop.
John stops by the mansion to speak to Brady. His son wants to know all
of the details concerning Kristen. John is scant on the details so his
son probes. Brady needs all the facts. His father admits that Kristen
backed out of the lovemaking. "She was dead set on marrying you kid,"
John says. His son shows him out. "An attack of conscience at the last
second doesn't undo a damn thing kid," John says as he leaves. Brady is
shocked to admit to himself that Kristen really loved him... but does she
July 18, 2013
Ass-Backwards is the New Sure.
runs into EJ at the pub and tells him how impressed she was about what
he did to his father... even if it is fleeting. He doesn't like the sound
of her addendum. She taunts him, suggesting that his sister will take
him down if his father doesn't. He thinks she's lashing out over Brady.
She asks him to put a muzzle on Sami when he brings her to mass. Nic
tells him he'll always be in his father's shadow but he's sure Stefano
will never rebound. She rolls her eyes and tells him his kids are going
to suffer for all of this. EJ tells her to worry about her own life.
Brady walks through the park and recalls his father's admission that
Kristen was set on marrying him. Shirtless Daniel jogs over. Brady
admits to him he's not sure about his feelings for Kristen anymore.
"I'm in this universe where everything is ass-backwards. Maybe
ass-backwards is straight ahead. Ass-backwards is the new sure," Brady
philosophizes. He explains what his dad told him. Daniel barely gives
advice. They have some small talk about the doctor's personal life.
Brady goes home and fantasizes about Kristen.
At Casa DiMera, Kristen notices her brother's new portrait on the wall
and gags. Meanwhile, the Bishop and his coterie tour the new school
with Fathers Matt and Eric. Kristen calls the Bishop and asks if they
can have a little chat. They arrange to meet. Before she can run over,
John pops up. He asks her to leave his son alone. She tells him to get
lost. He teases her. She taunts him and gives him the boot. After
smashing some flowers, she tells herself to let Brady go and focus.
Back at the school, the Bishop thanks Eric for the terrific job he's
In her office, Jenn nags Theresa about being useless. Jenn wishes she
would show more initiative. Theresa doesn't want to waste her youth
under compact fluorescents. They bicker. Jenn suspects she's trying to
get fired and won't make it easy for her. Theresa calms down. She says
everyone is just 'up in her grill' and that's made her uptight. She
complains about having to deliver a gift. Her boss sends her off to do
it. Theresa drops by the rectory to give Eric a gift from her mom. It's
Grandpa Shawn's Bible. The priest invites her to mass. She has work,
plus church stuff isn't her thing and she's not planning to spend much
time with her family. He assures her they all love her. She hurries
off, upset, and stroking her weed. Daniel drops by the rectory next and
reminds the priest they need to have a serious talk about his
condition. Once the doctor departs, EJ strolls in with a donation. He
warns Eric that Nicole has been acting 'protective' of him the way she
used to be of him, Brady and Daniel. "That's how she acts when she's in
love," says the DiMera. Over at the school, Kristen corners the Bishop.
He gets called away before she can say anything. Brady appears.
At the Horton house, Rory and JJ are checking out his new glow in the
dark sneakers. His sister isn't impressed. He pretends the shoes are
his friend's. Abs bats her lashes at Rory and sends him to the kitchen.
She lectures her brother and lets him know that their mom and Daniel
are taking a break. JJ is relieved since Dr. J is a 'frickin' creep'
but Abs insists he's a good guy. When she mentions her dad, he suggests
she's forgotten about him. She thinks he's insane and Jack wouldn't
recognize who he was turned into. Later, his mom shows up. JJ offers to
go on a fun run with her sometime. She notices his shoes. He says they
are Rory's. Jenn doesn't really buy that and stomps off. He gets a
call. "Arro?" he answers. It's Theresa, looking for a spliff delivery.
When she gets off the phone, Abs shows up in the office and sniffs.
"Have you been smoking weed in here?" Abs asks. JJ arrives in the hall
but stays away.
July 19, 2013
Stay With Me.
the lake, Daniel sees Jennifer. She apologizes for disturbing him and
then takes it back - she's not sorry. As they watch Parker swim, Jenn
tells Daniel she misses him - so many people think she's an idiot. Her
own heart says she's stupid. Daniel kisses her. They cuddle and he says
he'll back her up.
At home, JJ tells Rory that he nearly walked into a fight between
Abigail and Theresa, who was caught smelling like weed. JJ has an idea
how to avoid being implicated. JJ will need Rory's help. Rory shows JJ
he's sent an email from his mom's account to Jenn's account about the
shoes. They laugh. JJ calls Jenn and gets her permission to study at
the library. She says she got the email about the shoes and apologizes
for rushing to judgment. JJ and Rory high-five.
Jennifer hangs up from JJ and kisses Daniel goodbye. She'll see him soon. Daniel happily dries Parker.
At the DiMera mansion, Marlena startles at a giant portrait of EJ and
Sami. Sami says they're taking over the DiMera Empire. She tells
Marlena they're getting married in two weeks. Marlena suggests she
wait. Sami observes that she doesn't really want her to wait; she wants
her to back out completely. Marlena warns that Stefano will want
revenge. Sami thinks EJ is as powerful than Stefano. Marlena wonders if
EJ's as ruthless. If he's not, they're in danger, and if he is, why
would she marry him? Sami loves that EJ goes after what he wants and
doesn't want to discuss it more.
At the rectory, EJ tries to convince Eric that Nicole's in love with
him. Eric says they're just friends. Hope appears and Eric goes. Hope
notes EJ irritated Eric. EJ says some are irritated by the truth. He
moves to exit, but she wants to talk about Stefano. They bicker about
whether he's truly no longer a threat. EJ isn't concerned about
Stefano. He and Sami are looking to the future.
In the school classroom, Father Matt and Nicole discuss the bishop
getting called away. He doesn't think it's good. By the school doors,
Kristen flashes to the video as Brady appears. He's surprised to see
her there. She says it will be a day they'll all remember. He tries to
tell her something, but she repeatedly cuts him off. Nicole appears.
She makes cracks to Kristen about her family. Brady asks for time
alone. Eric appears and Kristen flashes to them in bed. She drops her
bag and Eric picks it up. Eric goes off with Nicole. He asks if they're
friends. She learns EJ said something and tells him not to listen. Hope
and Ciara arrive, followed by the bishop looking for Kristen.
Meanwhile, Kristen enters the classroom looking for the bishop. She
imagines a child called Brady Black Jr. Brady appears. He tries to
tell her what John said but she erupts about him and his family judging
her and storms off. Kristen spots the bishop with Eric and takes him
aside. She says she's committed a sin that could ruin the school.
Jennifer arrives at the hospital and learns that Theresa didn't get an important document out and is nowhere to be seen.
Daniel arrives at Jennifer's house He informs JJ he was invited and
will make phone calls while he waits. Jenn arrives. JJ is leaving and
questions her about Daniel. She says it's not his business. JJ says
he's done everything she asked to get back on track and worries Daniel
will ruin it. Jenn protests. JJ says he'll find a way to deal with it.
Jenn joins Daniel and acts strange. Daniel says, "He did it again!" He
pleads with her not to do this to them. Daniel insists that she stop
letting JJ make her choose between them. He knows she's scared, but
promises she won't lose her son. "Stay with me." He warns if she keeps
pushing him away it will kill their chances. Daniel doesn't want to see
or hear from her until she gets that.
Sami and Marlena see EJ in the square. Sami goes in the pub and Marlena
lets him know she didn't give her blessing to their wedding plans. EJ
insists he'll do everything he can to protect his family, including
her. Sami reappears. EJ says Marlena was just telling him how happy she
is that her daughter is marrying the man she loves.
At the school, the bishop questions Kristen if now is the time and
place. She watches Marlena enter with EJ and Sami and says it has to be
here and now. "Bless me father for I have sinned."
Near the pub, JJ tells a buddy that he made sure his mom wouldn't get back with Daniel.