Tuesday Jan 3
I have to just type up a quick report today as I have to head back to Regina. Due to freezing rain followed by snow the highways are not in the best of conditions and I want to give myself time to drive in daylight.
Some general observations first, Rachel Melvin did an excellent job today. I may dislike the character of Chelsea but Rachel deserves praise for a job well done. They have given this young actress a very difficult storyline and she has proven that she can handle it. Also, Shawns proposal is going to go down as one of my all time favourites
it was so completely spontaneous so different so Shawn and so Mimi its hard to put into words. Mimis reaction to the proposal
Shawns reaction when he thinks that she is going to say no or that she doesnt want to hear the proposal
so incredibly sweet. It had me smiling.
Heres the very short report:
Marlena et al: Lois stalks up the stairs to Marlenas bedroom scissors raised and ready to attack I guess she had her hand raised because it made for a better shadow on the wall. Who was she going to stab on those stairs when there is only the two of them in the penthouse? Marlena gets into bed and turns out the lights. Lois enters and locks the door. Marlena sits up and turns on the light. Lois hides. Marlena phones the hospital to check on Claire and talk to John. John tells her that Claire isnt doing all that well but when Marlena says she is going to come to the hospital John tells her to stay at home and rest. Hell call if there is any change. Alex hits a chair against the bars of his cell to get attention. He tells Tek that Marlenas life is in danger he should send someone over to check on her. Tek phones John. John calls Alex a liar and a psychopath and he orders Tek to have Alex but in maximum security and that he not be allowed visitors or phone calls. Tek obeys Johns order. Would someone explain to me on whose authority can John order members of the SPD to do anything?? A cop comes to move Alex and when he learns that no one is being sent to check on Marlena he decks the cop, knocks him unconscious and takes his gun. Tek phones John and says he has escaped. Alex rushes into the penthouse and finds Marlenas bedroom door locked
he calls out her name. Lois pauses with the scissors raised. Instead of kicking the bedroom door down (if he did that, that wouldnt give John a clear shot at him
and they would have found Lois in the room so for plot purposes lets have Alex scaling the ledge outside Marlenas bedroom). John rushes to the penthouse, sees the balcony door open. Tells Alex to freeze Alex says no he has to get to Marlena before its too late. John shoots, hits Alex in the arm, Alex falls off the ledge. Marlena sits up.
Samis New Years Party: Yawn. The only thing about this party is the scenes on the rooftop between Carrie and Austin. (Hmm
am I the only one that things that rooftop is identical to the one at Shawn and Mimis building. Even the door is the same colour except no initials. The fire escape is identical
LOL! Sami slips and falls while spying on Carrie and Austin but that doesnt stop her from climbing back up and listening in to more. I loved the flashbacks of special moments Carrie and Austin shared on the rooftop. Austin tells Carrie that he didnt have much to look forward to in 2006 but now he has a new company and shes back. He asks her if she is going to stay in Salem. She says no her company is very important to her. She says it would be nice if at the end of the day she had someone to come home to. She would like to have children some day. Austin says he would like a family as well he mentions Will and how much it hurt when he found out that he wasnt his son. He mentions Mike. Carrie says she thought he was the one she says hes a great guy but it just didnt work out. Austin says hes sorry. She asks him if he means it. He smiles and says no hes happy shes back home. Carrie says when she falls in love again she wants it to be for keeps. They kiss
sigh but Sami interrupts. They end up going downstairs with her where they find a slightly inebriated Nicole has joined the party. The Nicole, Lucas and Eugenia scenes were lame although Lucas impromptu dance as he celebrates the end soon to be end of Carrie and Austin was worth a chuckle. I just find it so wrong that both Sami and Lucas have moved on so quickly. At least Lucas is worried a tiny bit that Carrie is going to be hurt when she finds out that Austin stole her company from her but Sami is as conniving and manipulative as ever as she lies to Carrie and hugs her. Oh yeah, Nicole closed the deal so Austins company has taken over High Style.
Hospital: Hope wants to call and check on Zach again and Bo reminds her that she just did and its very late. He says Zach has been on a lot of sleepovers why is she so on edge this time. She thinks its because of what Belle and Philip are going through. She says they are so blessed to have two healthy boys. Bo says he never takes those blessings for granted. Theres a call for him. Its Chelsea telling him something happened and now the car is not working right. Shes very upset
she tells him shes so happy he is her Dad. He tells her hell be right there. He then tells Hope that Chelsea needs a ride. Hope says that she is very thankful that Chelsea isnt driving or getting into another accident. Bo flashes back to Chelseas request to have the car. Hope tells John that she is sorry for everything that they are going through and asks if there is anything that she can do. John says they can always use her prayers. Hope says they already have them. John wishes he could have Belles faith but Dr. Carver says its not good. Hope says that she agrees with Belle put your faith in God and pray for the best. She tells John to tell Bo that she is going to pick up Zach and take him home.
A few conversations between Victor and Kate. Victor accuses Kate of playing God because Bo and Hope dont know that Claire is their granddaughter. She says she isnt playing God shes making sure he keeps his promise to her it would kill Philip to find out that Claire wasnt his child. When both Bo and Hope leave Victor is upset saying that they should be here for their granddaughter Kate again is happy that he hasnt told anyone the truth.
The scenes in Claires room. I really feel for Philip hes trying so desperately to do the right thing for his child he is trying to be the strong one and he wants his wifes support and help in coming to a decision but she just ignores him and chooses this time to lecture him. Im very tired of Belle referring to Claire as my daughter when talking to Philip. Coming from a person who basically ignored said daughter from the day she was born and left Philip to be the primary caregiver the words sound hollow. She doesnt want Claire taken off of life support and Philip shouldnt even consider it because SHE knows that they are going to get an organ donation. Shawn and Mimi come into the room. Philip starts telling Shawn that as Claires father he is trying to make the right decision but Belle cuts him off and snaps at him that Shawn is Claires godfather and she wants to hear what he has to say. Shawn looks at Mimi before answering. I really liked that Shawn addresses Philip when he gives his opinion. He says that as long as Claire isnt suffering he would wait as long as possible. Belle strokes his shoulder and thanks Shawn for agreeing with her as she smirks at her husband. Excuse me
smirks a smirk tells me one thing she is playing Shawn and Philip against each other. The fact that Claires godmother is in the room and she doesnt ask for her opinion tells me the same thing.
The proposal: You really have to watch it
its just so sweet. The clips will be up shortly for anyone that wishes to watch it. I just loved how it was so Shawn and Mimi shes rendered speechless
and then the happiness on their faces and in their eyes when they realise they are on the same page. I love that he told her that he realises this wasnt the most romantic of settings but that he just doesnt want to wait any longer to be with her. I love how Mimi is the one to say that they shouldnt flaunt their happiness when they tell people she wants them to be as happy about it as they are. When he talks about the not so romantic setting she says Its beautiful BABE. When he tells her he doesnt want to wait he says I just want to be with you, BABY. I dont want to wait. Sigh
Previews: John to Marlena Youve got nothing more to fear. Alex North is dead. Chelsea to Bo Its the cops Dad. What am I going to do? Kate to Philip I need to talk to you. Philip This is not the best time Mom. Kate Youve got to prepare yourself. I have some pretty devastating news. Hope following Zachs gurney OMG, I cant lose my baby. Shawn holds her.
Wednesday Jan 4
This is going to be a very short report. Im too emotional after watching the show to do it any real justice. This is going to be more about my emotions than about what actually happens on the show. Ill get back to regular pattern of complete spoilers when Im retired and Im at home using my own computer. I hate tying up someone elses for any longer than necessary.
Alex/John/Marlena/Lois: I dont think I can say anything nice about these scenes. I was deplored by Johns totally callous attitude about shooting and possibly ending a mans life. Whoever the actress is that is playing Lois Banks is doing a great job of being a devious psychopath but I just dont care. This storyline is destroying both John and Marlena in my eyes and I hate it! The way John just blurts out that Alex is dead to Marlena is so cold and heartless he doesnt care how she feels hes just happy he rid the world of the man. Marlena annoyed me for the simple fact that she has this blind devotion to Alex even though she has no memory of him. She is right about him not hurting her but she doesnt really know that. I think what was worse that they had three paramedics working on him but no unit could be spared to attend to Zach. And the way John talks to the police and whips out that ISA badge
Im still rolling my eyes. And
when the cop says that Alex isnt bad John coldly says Too bad, he should be. Would you believe the man was chewing gum during those scenes and those at the hospital.
The hospital: Im not saying this because Im not a fan of Belles but I really hated they had her smiling and talking about how she just knows that they will get a miracle and then they would cut over to Hope and Zach. And to have Belle saying that God wanted gave her this baby for a reason so she cant die
Im sorry, I just found this to be in very poor taste. And to add to it they had to have a flashback to that dumb sign that Belle got from God just before they go to Hope and Zach. Grrrr. Why oh why did they have to write stuff like that? As for the actual scenes Im not going into very much detail on them.
Belle (at least I think it was Belle) asks Lexie if she is sure that Claire isnt in pain. When Lexie says no Belle says that is why were going to keep her on life support she is going to take her miracle. Lexie says at this stage she needs a miracle. Shawn and Mimi leave the room and they hug. Shawn says there is still hope Mimi says that both he and Belle really believe that Claire is going to live. Victor wants to talk to Shawn privately. Victor has already told Kate that he is going to tell Shawn the truth because he feels that Shawn should be able to hold Claire as his daughter and say goodbye to her knowing he is her father. Kate thinks that Philip would be devastated. Interesting observation from Victor. His response is that Philip is strong he can handle it whereas Shawn wouldnt be able to take it if he found out the truth after Claire died. Victor tells Kate to prepare Philip.
Kate goes into their room to tell Philip that she has some devastating news for him. He says we already know that there is no donor as yet. Belle wont hear any talk about the possibility of Claire dying
Kate says you two love each other and that love will help you get through anything. Belle agrees and tells her that their love grows stronger every day and that nothing will ever come between them. Kate tries to tell them that Shawn is the father but Philip tells her that they really want to be alone with Claire. She leaves the room.
When Shawn goes to talk to Victor Mimi goes to talk to Bonnie. Im not going to go into their conversation but I will admit that I liked Bonnie today. I think even Mimi misunderstood Bonnies intentions when she started making light of what Mimis dad would do to get out of changing diapers. One thing was abundantly clear today Bonnie loves Mimi and she is happy for her and very proud of her daughter (and Im not saying proud because shes engaged to Shawn shes proud of the woman that Mimi has become). Mimi just glows when she tells Bonnie that Shawn proposed to her. And yes, Bonnie is completely aware that this is inappropriate time to celebrate.
Victor and Shawns conversation is so good. I love how Shawn talks about how he would do anything to help Belle And Philip. He talks about what Belle and Philip are going through the plans they had for Claire how they dont deserve this. He also talks about JT before bringing up the Belle and Philip dont deserve this stuff. He says with JT they knew there would be challenges so they were prepared but Belle and Philip didnt do anything to deserve this. Victor comments about how attached Shawn is to Claire. Shawn says he doesnt know how to explain it but he has a special connection to that girl. She really did it to him. She made him realize how much he would like to have kids. He cant wait to be a Dad which is why he asked Mimi to marry him. Victor says you what. Oh my that smile on Shawns face and the way he lights up
he answers I proposed to Mimi. Im getting married. Victor asks him if he is sure he wants to do this. He asks him if he is still in love with Belle. Shawn compares his situation to Victors with Caroline. A part of him will love Belle just like a part of Victor loves Caroline but just like Victor cant do anything about it because shes married to his grandfather the same way Belle is married to Philip. He tells Victor that Mimi is amazing and shes beautiful and she loves me. (Oh my his voice
gulp). Victor says but do you love her. Without any hesitation Shawn says yes I do. Shes good for me. Im going to have the kind of life Ive always thought I would have. Theres some point where he mentions that Mimi is there for him
A nurse comes and tells Shawn that this mother called and he is to find Lexie Carver and meet her in the trauma center. Shawn panics and thinks something happened to Bo. Victor tells him not to jump to conclusions.
Shawn rushes to the trauma center. Mimi asks Victor where Shawn is he tells her. When Bonnie finds out she tells Mimi to go and be with him. Mimi doesnt want to intrude Bonnie reminds her that she is his fiancée she is practically family. Victor finds out Kate hasnt told Philip the truth. He tells her that he hasnt told Shawn yet but he still intends to do so.
Max/Bo/Chelsea: Its getting really late and I have to get this posted so again not much detail. Max sees how Chelsea plays Bo and even comments to himself that Chelsea dodges another bullet. Chelsea is upset about the accident but I think shes more upset at the fact that if the accident gets reported she could lose her license for good. She thinks the cops are coming but its only Max with the tow truck. Chelsea stops Bo from calling Hope to pick them up. She doesnt want Hope to know because she hates her enough already. Bo says she doesnt hate you and I dont lie to my wife. Chelsea asks him if he told Hope about signing the permit for a temporary license for her and about giving her the car. Bo says he hasnt had time
Chelsea says not saying anything isnt lying. Bo agrees that because of all the stress that Hope is under he doesnt need to burden her with this. Bo tells Max that Chelsea hit something lost control of the vehicle and hit the curb he feels that the front end needs an alignment. Max notices the broken headlight and says that Bo has an insurance claim.
Chelsea freaks she doesnt want a claim filed because a police report needs to be filed. Max figures that Bo, Shawn and himself can fix it and it will cost less than the increase in the premiums. I think what bothered me most is Chelsea lying more than once swearing that she wasnt doing anything wrong and that she doesnt know what happened. Bo is telling this to Max and Chelsea is flashing back to digging in her purse for her cell phone when she hits something. Bo insists that she continue her driving lessons.
Hope and Zach: JJ is putting up clips of these scenes so Im not going to talk about them. I will say that Kristian Alfonso blew these scenes out of the water! This is how a caring, loving, completely heart-broken, scared to death mother should act. She had me in tears in her opening scene. Oh gosh, when Zach whimpers
I think my heart was in my throat. The way she talks to him and tries to be so strong and loving for him will break your heart. The way she tries to comfort him when you can say shes so close to losing it herself amazing. The way she refused to listen to those cops about waiting for an ambulance telling them that she wasnt going to let her son die lying in the street while waiting for someone to show up.
Trauma center: Lexie is there working on Alex. Shawn comes in and is clearly panicked. He asks the nurses where his mother is they dont know. They tell him that Lexie is in with a patient. Mimi comes and asks him what is wrong. Shawn says that no one knows
Hope comes in caring Zach. Oh my
the nurses bring a gurney but Hope doesnt want to let Zach goes. She cries saying hes scared he needs me. The nurses get him on a gurney and Shawn holds her back. Shawn looks like he is in shock.
Previews: Lois to Marlena If he recovers and you welcome him back with open arms it will only be a matter of time before he kills you. Bo to Hope Whoever did this to our little boy, well find him. Shawn holding Mimi What kind of person would hit a little kid and just keep driving (Shawn is angry) - we see Chelseas face on the screen. Sami to Austin So you think things will work out with you and Carrie. Austin Yeah. Lucas to Carrie It looks like you and Austin have a future together. Carrie Yes.
Thursday Jan 5
I dont honestly know where to start with this show. Kristian, Jason and Peter
incredible. There are truly no words when it comes to Kristians performance it will bring you to tears. You need to watch the scenes to get the full impact of them. Writing about it isnt going to do them any justice but Ill try to give a brief summary of the show.
Samis New Years Eve party continues. Austin and Carrie are having a good time. Austin says this is one of Samis better parties. Carrie tells Sami she is starting the New Year on a good note. Sami is happy that Austin and Carrie are getting back together. She even offers Carrie one of her wedding dresses. Austin tells Carrie that she has a closet full of them enough to open a store. Carrie says they are not ready for a wedding. Eugenia and Lucas are watching and listening. Eugenia wants to know if the Samster is up to something. Lucas doesnt doubt it for a second. Eugenia asks Lucas if he thinks that Sami knows that Carrie is the CEO of Highstyle. Lucas doesnt think so - if Nicole and Austin dont know there isnt any way Sami could know.
Carrie asks Sami if she really means it when she says she is happy for her and Austin. Sami says yes. She loves Carrie. She has learned from her mistakes. Theyve all matured. She admits that Austin has really helped to be a better person. When she gets an evil thought, hes right there to put an end to it. Austin says its time to put an end to the party. He has a very busy day tomorrow. (I still dont know how they can close a deal on New Years Day). Eugenia tells Lucas that once Carrie finds out Austin stole her company they wont be having a future together. Carrie asks if that is why Nicole left the party so abruptly. Austin says our moneyman is in California and its not that late there. Carrie asks for the name of the company he is acquiring. He says its small and you probably will have never heard of it
Sami steps in and says its getting late. She also feels that they shouldnt discuss business at a party especially in front of the competition. The party breaks up. Austin and Carrie kiss. Sami wishes Lucas a Happy New Year. Lucas wishes her one as well.
Sami and Austin talk
Sami brings up a shared Will memory and says she misses her little boy. Austin says he misses those times as well. She asks him if he thinks he and Carrie have a future. He says yes. They go to talk about the acquisition. Sami makes sure she lets Austin know that the CEO will probably hate him. He agrees. (There is a lot more to this conversation but its basically Sami gloating over the fact that Austin and Carrie will split because of this). And Lucas does the same except he makes sure to tell Carrie how ruthless Austin is since he hooked up with Nicole. Carrie says that doesnt sound like Austin. Lucas says that Austin would step over anyone to get ahead hes all about money and power. Carrie says she thinks people are more important.
John/Marlena/Alex/Lois Im just not going to write up these scenes. They are just too ridiculous for words. Someone please tell me why John isnt at police headquarters giving a statement. I do not like a lot about Marlena these days but I did like how she threw up the fact that Alex never once said John was dangerous yet John worked for Stefano DiMera.
The hit and run investigation: Okay I think the Salem PD needs to send out rookies to investigate all their crimes they have this crime all but solved. They sent impressions of the skid marks to the lab and the lab is running a comparison to see what type of vehicle the tires belong too. One cop goes to canvas the neighbourhood, the other stays to investigate the crime scene. He finds paint chips on the curb plus some of the pieces of a broken light. The other cop comes back and says someone saw a tow truck from Maxs garage pick up a car about a block and a half away.
In Claires room The scenes werent as bad as I was expecting. Maybe its just the way Caroline says the prayer her tone and inflections in her voice I was more bothered reading about it than I was when watching it. Belle is a lot calmer today and except for one short moment where she sounded a touch harsh when talking to Philip she actually leaned on Philip and let him lean on her. At one point she actually says to Philip, shes not going to get a transplant, is she? Im also very grateful that not once did the scenes cut from Claires room to the trauma center. I also liked that today they had Belle say they dont really need a miracle, she needs a liver transplant and organ transplants are common nowadays. People that get organ donations can live a normal life. After Carolines prayer Belle is crying and says it doesnt feel right to pray for someone to die. Alice says they are not praying for death but for life. Belle asks Philip if she should go check in with Lexie and he says no, Claire is at the top of the transplant list, if there is any news she will come to us. Belle wishes that Shawn and Mimi would get back she doesnt want to miss the chance to say goodbye to their goddaughter.
Maxs Garage: Im running short on time so heres a quick summary of what went on there. Max gives Bo a rundown of the damage. Chelsea is grateful that Bo didnt tell anyone. He says no one else was involved in the accident no one was hurt so theres nothing to report. She asks him not to tell Hope. He tells her that he wont say anything but if it comes up in conversation he will tell her the truth. Truth and honesty are the cornerstones of their relationship. Max asks him what will happen to that cornerstone if Hope finds out in a few months Bo tells him to get back to work. Bo then checks his phone and sees that it is turned off. Chelsea said she did that when she thought he was going to report the accident. He sees he has a lot of messages from Hope. He calls her and she tells him to get to the trauma center right now. He asks her what is wrong. She says she doesnt have time. Lexie comes out, Hope says Lexie is here, and hangs up. Bo tells Max and Chelsea he has to get to the hospital. They all assume it is about Claire. (There had been conversation earlier about what Belle and Philip are going through and Chelsea did exhibit a lot of compassion for them). When Bo leaves Max tells Chelsea that from now on when shes driving she needs to keep her eyes on the road and her hands on the steering wheel not on her cell phone. Chelsea wants to know how he knew. He says hes a professional driver you dont know what you hit because you werent watching the road. She says it was only for two seconds what could possibly happen. He says a lot but she dismisses that the road was deserted no one was on it.
Trauma Centre: Shawn holds Hope back as Zach is wheeled into the exam room. He asks her what happened. She tells him that Zach was at a sleepover at Mrs. Morrisons and for some reason wandered outside. A car hit him. She has a flashback to finding him on the street. She insists that she has to be with Zach and Shawn follows her. Lexie comes in and is shocked to find that the child involved in the hit and run is Zach. Lexie listens to the nurse tell her what his vitals are. She tells Hope that they will need to do a C.T. Zach appears to have suffered a serious head injury and spinal cord injury. Hope thinks she shouldnt have moved him. Lexie says she did the right thing by bringing him in. Lexie says she will do everything she can to save him. Hope asks her if she is saying that he could die. Hope says he was awake and talking to her. That has to be a good sign. Lexie says it is. Shawn wants to know why he isnt talking now. Hope realizes that Bo doesnt know. (All this time Mimi is by Shawns side crying softly. He has one arm wrapped around her, she has one arm around him, and his other hand is clasped in hers). Shawn offers to call him but Hope says she should be the one to tell him. Zachs blood pressure drops, an alarm sounds and Lexie says oh no.
Hope is back. Lexie tells her that the CT scan shows that there is bleeding in the brain. He needs surgery to relieve the pressure. She asks Hope to sign the consent forms. Poor Hope she is in tears when she signs the forms. Shawn talks to Mimi about JT and how he didnt want Zach then he just wanted JT back. He sits down to Zach and says but he got to me. How could I not love him? He tells Zach that when they got him it was like God brought happiness back into their lives. He wants time to be a good big brother. Zach is just getting old enough to take to them movies. They just started playing ball. He tells Zach to fight he says I cant lose you, buddy. His scene with Zach had me in tears. So very emotional.
Bo arrives and when he finds out that Zach is hurt hes almost frantic in his shock. He wants to know how this happened. What was Mary doing? Hope finally breaks down and kind of yells at him to say she doesnt know. He asks Lexie how bad it is. Sigh
when he talks to his Tiny Man
heartbreaking. Lexie tells him hes bleeding around the brain and there may be spinal cord damage. Bo wants to know if he could be paralyzed. Lexie says they need to take things one at a time. First they need to get him stabilized. Shawn watches his Dad with Zach and says what kind of bastard could do this. Bo is shocked. He says are you telling me he didnt stop. Whoever did this to our little, well find them. Shawn asks what kind of person would hit a little kid and just keep driving. Zachs monitor starts to beep as his blood pressure drops
Preview: Marlena to Belle I know I am your mother and you are my daughter. Belle And youre here now. Jennifer talking to her reflection in the mirror You were in that shower with him and you wanted him to kiss you. Frankie hears this. Lois to an unconscious Alex First Ill take care of you and then Ill get Marlena. Hope to Bo We promised we would see him in the morning. Bo Thats a promise were going to keep.
Friday Jan 6
Devereaux Home: Jennifer and Frankie
Frankie braces his crutches against the wall and starts to fold his laundry in the kitchen. He has a flashback to Jennifer insisting that he stay with her to recuperate. Jennifer comes in and wants to know why he is up so late. He tells her that he needed clean clothes. When she tells him that sleeping is still a little tough and she is going to make some cookies for the kids for tomorrow. He says he will help her if he can lick the spoon. She tells him how happy she is that he decided to stay in Salem.
Frankie keeps trying to steal the cookie dough. He tells her that once his leg is healed hell leave. Shes decided she doesnt want him to and likes having him there. He reminds her that she made it very clear before that she wanted him to go. She tells him shes changed her mind and that hes been wonderful to her and her children, but she doesnt want to be dependent. He laughs because its the other way around at the moment. The cookies are ready. They reminisce about when he was a kid and Caroline used to make cookies.
Jennifer tells him again that she doesnt want to be dependent
feels it would mean being unfaithful to Jack. She knows she has to move on. Frankie tells her that he knows that Jack cant be replaced and that she will never love anyone else the way she loved him. Frankie promises he will be there for her as a friend.
She offers to help him take a shower. Frankie looks shocked but agrees. He has plastic on his waterproof cast and is wrapped in a towel. Jennifer promises not to look
turns on the shower and while Frankie steps in
she looks up at the ceiling and around. He falls
she tries to prop him up
He collapses back against her and somehow they end up in each others arms
up close and personal. He sends her away to dry herself and tells her he can use the wall to hold him up (sigh
I guess that wasnt an option before?)
In the meantime, Jennifer is back in the bedroom talking angrily to herself in the mirror
wonders what is wrong with her that with her husband barely dead, she would want someone else to kiss her. Frankie eavesdrops.
Hospital: Belle and Marlena
Marlena runs in looking for Alex. Shes told that visiting hours are finished. The nurse rushes off before she can tell her that she is family. Marlena is not a happy camper. Belle sees her and misunderstands, thinking shes actually there for her. They hug. Belle is crying and very happy that her mom came...she missed her so much. They go in to see Claire. Marlena feels bad for not being there for her daughter
hates to see her go through this, etc...
Belle is by herself now and talking to Claire
about how Marlena/Claires grandmother visited and gave her strength and hope...which she will give to her daughter and promises that she will get better.
Salem Hospital: Alex and Lois
In his room, Alex is in critical condition. He has a dream about wacko Lois hurting Marlena and screaming that she cant have her man. Back in the present, Lois, wearing a doctors coat, is watching him with an evil eye and gloating as the machines go berserk. In the dream, it is Alex who helps Marlena against Lois. The nurse comes in and gives him an injection to calm him down, while Lois hides.
Lois goes all evil and decides to give Alex something that will ensure that he never wakes up. We get a flashback of the men in white coats coming to get her after she threatens both Alex and Marlena. Back in the present, she gets the needle ready and murmurs about how shes going to get them both this time around. She tells him to get ready for his final goodnight. She starts to do the dirty deed but hears Belle and Marlena talking in the hallway and decides to use it on Marlena instead.
Lois creeps up behind Marlena when she is alone again.
The Garage: Max, Chelsea, and Rookie Policemen
While the police snoop around outside, Max is still checking out Bos truck. We get a flashback of the accident and then Chelsea wondering what she actually hit. Max thinks it was a big pothole, but she worries it might have been a dog or a cat. He tells her point blank that a dog or cat wouldnt have survived the impact.
Maxs phone rings
its his mom (Caroline) with news about Zach. Chelsea is upset and wondering if that was why Hope was trying to phone Bo. Max thinks it is because Bo is at the hospital. She wants reassurance that Zach will be okay because she loves the little guy. They hurry to leave for the hospital.
The police look through the window and see Bos SUV
check the license plate and realize it belongs to Bo
match the paint fragments
notice the broken light and tire treads
deduce it is the vehicle that hit Zach Brady. One of them cant believe that Bo would do it. The other wonders if he just didnt realize he did it.
Hospital: Hope, Bo, Shawn, Mimi, Lexie, Julie, Doug,Max, Chelsea, and the beautiful Alice
Shawn is beside himself
shocked that this is happening...first Claire and now Zach is fighting for his life. Mimi wants him to trust in god but he blames god for taking his family one by one and says that God isnt there for them right now. He talks about J.T. Mimi tries to comfort him.
Bo and Hope hold vigil for their tiny man. He tries to comfort her
tells her that Lexie is with Zach, loves him like her own, and will take care of him. Hope cant understand how someone could just hit him and then drive away. Bo promises to find the monster that did this. She breaks down and tells him that if she hadnt found Zach that he could still be lying there all by himself alone. Bo holds her as she cries.
Zach is in the operating room. While surgeons try to save him, Lexie tells an unconscious Max that he will get through this...it isnt his time to go...he has a full lifetime ahead of him and mommys going to...er...Lexie is going to make sure he lives it. One of the surgeons asks if she is all right. She tells him wearily that she is.
Shawn is very angry (sigh
Jason is breaking my heart with his performance, as are all of them). Mimi is there for him but he refuses to calm down. Shawn tells Mimi that he doesnt need to go outside...the only thing he needs is for God to leave them the hell alone and for Zach to be okay. She tries to reason with him and thinks maybe they should go to the chapel. Shawn angrily nixes both suggestions. He doesnt buy that praying will make everything okay. He walks off with her calling after him.
Bo decides to call work to see if they have any leads. Hope cries all over again
she was angry with Zach that morning because he left a few stupid toys in the kitchen and wonders if that is what he is remembering now. She tells Bo that they promised they would see him in the morning. Bo tells her that they both will keep that promise.
Hope flashes back to the Santa Claus scenes
Doug and Julie come in and Hope runs into her fathers arms. Julie hugs Bo and asks how Zach is doing. He tells her that hes still in surgery. She asks about the driver of the car but he tells her grimly they havent found the bastard yet but they will. Doug tries to comfort Hope. He reminds her of how much Lexie loves Zach and is sure she wont give up on him. Hope is just very afraid that Zach is hurt so bad...what if he doesnt make it. Her father tells her that Zach is feisty just like his parents and isnt going anywhere. They hug and Hope prays that it is true.
Julie comes up to Shawn and Mimi. She hugs Shawn and asks him how he is doing. He tries to talk and then just walks off too upset. She asks Mimi how he is. Mimi tells her that he isnt doing well...first Claire and now Zach. She explains about her suggestion to go to the chapel but says that Shawn is so mad at God that she doesnt know how to get through to him. Julie tells her that sometimes when people they care about are going through bad times and really hurting, as much as you want to help...they just have to work through it themselves. She tells Mimi to make sure she is there when he is ready to talk. Mimi confesses heartbrokenly that it is just so hard to watch the man she loves...the man she is going to marry...suffer like this. Julie looks shocked.
Shawn is waiting for Bo to get off the phone. Bo yells at the person on the other end and orders him/her to find Commander Brady ASAP and tell him to call him at the hospital trauma center NOW!!! He hangs up and tells Shawn that there are no leads yet. Shawn cant believe this guy will get away with it.
Max and Chelsea rush in and Chelsea runs into her fathers arms. Max puts a comforting arm on Shawns shoulders.
Hope tells her dad tearfully that no one seems to be able to tell them how badly Max is injured. Doug is sure they will have an answer soon. Hope goes into the what ifs. He tells her that what ifs never helped anybody and that they need to wait for facts and try to stay positive. Alice arrives and tells her that Doug is right. Hope runs into her arms and Alice tells her that she has to have hope.
Lexie insists that they have to remove the pressure. The surgeon tries to tell her its too late...the CT scan showed too much trauma to the brain. Lexie is crying now and loses it She screams at him that they cant fail with this patient...he has to live.
Mimi tells Julie that Shawn just asked her to marry him tonight and that was before they heard about Zach. She says: I love him very much, Mrs. Williams...so much...and he loves me. Julie smiles and thinks this might be just what the family needs...a wedding... something positive...hopeful...to concentrate on. Mimi explains fervently that while both she and Shawn have been through some hard times, Shawn is the best thing that ever happened to her and thats why she cant stand to see him hurting like this. Julie tells her that she thinks thats how you learn to love someone...when their pain hurts more than your own. Mimi just wishes there was some way she could help him. Julie tells her to keep on loving him and hugs her.
Chelsea is crying and talks about how from the moment Zach met her that he accepted her as his big sister. Shawn smiles sadly and says...thats Zach alright. Bo agrees and calls Zach their tiny man. Chelsea says she would do anything to save Zach. She talks about her parents dying and says its not fair. She runs off and Max goes after her.
Hope feels so guilty. She tells them that this wouldnt have happened if she hadnt set up the sleepover and if shed kept Zach with her...or even gotten there sooner. She thinks she should have taught him about crossing the street, especially at night. Doug wont let her blame herself. He wants them all to put their trust in God. Shawn asks them angrily why and says it wont do them any good...that God doesnt care about them. Hope turns to him and says that isnt true.
Back in surgery, Chelsea refuses to listen when the surgeon tells her he will be brain dead and that its over...they have done everything possible. Shes crying and doesnt want to let go. She takes off her bloodstained gloves and when he offers to tell the Bradys, she insists on doing it herself. He smiles kindly at her.
Shawn wants Hope to explain to him how God gives a damn about their family. Both Alice and Doug are shocked. He apologizes to his Gran. Hope tries to reason with him. She tells him that she doesnt know why God does what he does but she does know that when things are at their darkest, they always have their family. He cries that it isnt fair. She agrees and says maybe they are being tested, but all they can do is live their lives the best they can and that means doing what his grandfather and grandmother said...focusing all of their energy in prayers towards Zach. She has seen first hand the kind of power he has. Alice says amen.
Bo walks up behind Hope and hugs her against him. He turns white as he sees Lexie approach. She doesnt say a word. Hope breaks down, completely hysterical and cries out No...No...No... She starts to scream uncontrollably. Lexie cries.
Frankie is watching Jacks video about how he promised...and that Jennifer once loved him and Jack knows that she can again.
Mimi tells Shawn that they will catch the person and put them in jail. Shawn yells NO and that he is going to get his hands on them and swears they are dead! Chelsea cries in the background.
Lois is hovering over Marlena. John appears and asks her what she is doing.
Hope is crying and tells them that they are not turning off the machines. They are not taking her son away from her.
Monday Jan 9
Im not going into detail in this report therefore it will be short. There is nothing that I can say that could adequately convey the powerfully charged emotions of the scenes in the trauma center and chapel. They have to be watched
they deserve to be watched. Jason, Peter, Kristian and Renee
they give us their all
At Jens: I actually thought their scenes were well done and heartfelt. Frankie knocks on Jens bedroom door and asks to talk to her. He tells her that what happened is his fault. He thinks he should move back to D.C. Jen tells him that she doesnt want him to go. Jen takes all the blame. She doesnt know what she was thinking. Frankie is honest with her. He tells her that he wanted to kiss her but he promised her that he would be there as her friend and he means that only as a friend. Jen feels that she has ruined everything. Frankie says she hasnt ruined anything. It was just an extremely awkward moment but they are always going to be friends that wont change. Jen hopes that doesnt change and asks him if he is going to stay. He says if that is what she wants. She tells him it is but when it comes to any more showers, hes on his own. Frankie laughs and agrees. Her phone rings. Its Maggie. She tells Jen that Zach was in an accident and she asks Jen to come and join the family at the Trauma Center. Jen can tell Maggie is very upset she says Zach is going to be alright isnt he. Maggie just tells her that she should come because Hope is going to need her. Frankie stays behind to look after Jack Jr. He finds a DVD from Jack inside an envelope that was in the bottom of his bag of packed clothes. He watches it. Its very good I wont go into word for word. He asks Frankie to keep the promise he made. He knows that Jen wont make it easy for him but he doesnt want him to give up. He also tells Frankie that when he thinks the time is right he should let Jen see this. He then talks to Jen and tells her that falling in love again is not a betrayal. Theres more
its well done.
Marlena/John/Lois: Im not going to waste my time writing up this stuff. I just wish Marlena would at least acknowledge she has other children besides Belle it might be easier to buy her concern for Belle and her feelings of compassion when she hears about Zach. Im a huge fan of Drakes and Johns but Im not happy with the way he broke the news of Zachs death to Marlena. He says it in the same tone he used when talking about shooting Alex dead. Excuse me John but at one time you thought Zach was your son. And Johns total tunnel vision isnt allowing him to see the real threat to Marlena. It just amazes me that Lois can walk around the hospital in a lab coat with a hypodermic needle held in plain sight raised in her hand and no one sees her or questions her
Trauma Centre: It was great to see all the family there
Mickey, Maggie, Alice (only for a very short time), Doug, Julie, Shawn, Caroline, Victor, Abe, Celeste, Max, Abby and then later Jen. There are so many little scenes going on its hard to keep everything straight so Im going to just give snippets of each.
Hope is saying No, No, No
Lexie is crying. Bo tells Lexie to just say it. Lexie starts to say Im sorry to tell you
Hope cries out
Shawn storms out and Mimi goes after him. Everyone else reaches for the person next to them for comfort. Hope wants to know where Zach is she wants to see him. Lexie says they are moving him from the O.R. shell take them to him when hes in a room. Hope turns to Bo and says that she wants him to find out who murdered their son. Abe is there and says that they will. Abe hugs Bo and Hope. Celeste comforts Lexie who is crying. Lexie wishes that she could have done more. She tried so hard to save Zach. She is taking the blame. Abe comes to her and tells her that she did everything she could. They hug and comfort each other.
Doug, Julie, Mickey, Maggie They talk about how much they enjoyed babysitting Zach. They said he was such a good boy and never gave them a minute of trouble. Julie talks about the time Zach started a food fight flashback to that scene in the Brady kitchen. When Jen does arrive it is Maggie that breaks the news to Jen that Zach is brain dead.
The rookie cops stand around drinking coffee waiting for the right time to drop the bombshell. When they hear what Lexie says they comment that the case is now a murder. Abe comes out and asks how the investigation is going. They tell him that they will be making an arrest soon. The one cop doesnt believe that Bo was driving the car he doesnt have any idea it was his vehicle that killed his own son. Victor comes out later and says he is Zachs grandfather and Bos father anything they need to help
The one cop says isnt he going to be surprised.
Victor asks Caroline where Shawn is when he enters. Shawn is with Alice in Lexies office. He asks her how she is doing
first she says fine
she starts talking about Claire and now Zach and breaks down. Victor comforts her and Shawn watches as Caroline cries in Victors arms. Shawn asks if he is interrupting anything. Caroline says no and she thanks Victor for giving her a shoulder to cry on.
Chelsea tells Max she always wanted a little brother and she finally had one she doesnt understand why everyone she cares about leaves her. Max tells her he isnt going anywhere. She talks about how Zach welcomed her and made her feel like she belonged
made her feel like a part of the Brady family. Max tells her that she is part of the family. Flashback to Zach telling her he loves her. She doesnt know what to do or say to her father. Max says you dont have to do or say anything youre here and that is what counts. She doesnt know what to say to Hope she goes on about Hope doesnt like her
Max tells her that is not true. Chelsea thinks she should let Billie know Max thinks that is a good idea.
Shawn storms into the chapel and starts yelling at the crucifix on the altar
he is enraged. He asks God why he let Zach die they were taught that He was all-powerful
why did he let this happen. He is so furious it looks like he is going to pick up the cross and smash it instead he grabs a candle and throws it and then collapses to the floor crying. Mimi holds him and he holds on to her as he cries. Shawn starts talking. He says there was so many more things that he was supposed to do with Zach, things that he was supposed to teach him. Like how to throw a curve ball, how to skateboard, go fishing and play hockey. Now theyll never had the chance because some guy or girl ran him down and left him in the street to die. Mimi says the person will be caught and put in jail. Shawn says no Ill get my hands on them and I swear theyre dead. Shawn is so angry. She tells him that revenge isnt the answer all that anger will eat away at him and it wont bring Zach back. Shawn says hell make it his mission in life to get this guy hes not sure the cops will. Mimi says you wouldnt do that kill a person take the law into your own hands? Shawn says in a heartbeat. His family will never be the same. His parents will never be the same. Mimi says what if it was an accident that they didnt know they hit him. Shawn says it doesnt matter. They took Zachs life and he will take theirs. Mickey enters the chapel and says you will do nothing of the sort Shawn Douglas Brady. Zach wouldnt approve of this attitude. His parents brought him up not to hate and to forgive. Shawn says no they have to pay. Mickey says they will there is a justice system in place to deal with things like this. A system that his parents believe in and are a part of. He understands that Shawn is grieving Zach but he tells him this is not the right way to do it. Hate and vengeance wont make him feel better and more importantly, it wouldnt honour the memory of Zach. Right now there is someplace else Shawn needs to be with his mom and dad. They need him. They all need each other. Shawn says he is right he should be with his parents. Shawn and Mimi leave the chapel. When they get to the waiting room Jen comforts him. Shawn asks where his Mom and Dad are and he is told cubicle one. Mimi tells him that she will wait for him there.
Lexie takes Bo and Hope to Zach there are no words. Hope is devastated
Bo is on the edge trying not to break down
Hope talks to Zach
calls her little baby and tells him how much she loves him. She takes his hand and cries
she rests her head on his chest and becomes aware of something
she says Zach is alive. Hes breathing. Lexie tells them that he is not breathing on his own. Hes on life support. Bo asks Lexie how long he can stay this way. Lexie says as his parents that is up to you to decide. Hope says they can leave him and then one day hell wake up and he wont need the machines to help him breathe. Bo asks Lexie if that is possible. She says no. His brain damage is irreversible. He is brain dead. Hope insists that she can hear him breathing. Lexie tells her thats artificial respiration. Bo tells Hope that he doesnt want to believe it either but hes gone. If they shut off the machines he will be gone
Hope cries out that they are not turning off the machines. She wont let them take her son away from her. She kisses Zachs hand and repeats that she wont let them do it. He cant die. Shawn comes in and says OMG Zachs alive. Lexie tells him No, hes on life support. Bo tells Shawn that means they have a very tough decision to make. Hope cant believe what she is hearing. Bo tells her gently that they have to think about what is right for Zach. Hope cries how do we say goodbye. She says she cant say goodbye. Shawn says if there is a chance they have to give it to him. Bo says if he thought there was one chance in a million he would. He asks Lexie if there is. Lexie says there is no chance at all shes so sorry. Very powerful ending
Bo and Hope on one side of Zachs bed and Shawn on the other and Lexie in the foreground with her back to them
oh my, the tears. Bo says, Zach is gone but he wont be at peace until we let him go. We have to turn off the life support.
Previews: Shawn to Mimi I used to tell him all the time if you want to pitch in the majors you can, buddy. Now well never know. Philip to Belle We have to say goodbye to our little girl. Carrie to Austin (whos talking on his cell) My God, Austin. I cant believe it. Bo to Hope We need to know two things. Who was driving the car that killed our son and how are they going to be punished (cut to Max hugging Chelsea).
Tuesday Jan 10
This is going to be a very quick report. I dont have much time on the computer tonight. But there is one reason to watch this show
do NOT miss Kristian and Peters performances
they had me weeping. Outstanding does not cover it!
Alex/Lois scenes: A waste of time but we do learn that Lois is a former patient of Alexs. Shes obsessed with him. She gets the impression that Alex is coming out of his coma and she cant let that happen. She decides to kill him. She talks about it all show and when the show is practically coming to a conclusion shes about to pull the plug and he grabs her hand trying to stop her. By the end of the show, she still hasnt pulled the plug yawn does anyone really care?
Carrie/Austin: Their scenes are very good
nice and romantic. They are so happy. I just wish this albatross wasnt hanging over their head
its so hard to enjoy it when you know its going to shatter by next week sigh. But I pushed those thoughts aside and enjoyed the moment. They both end up on the roof because they couldnt sleep. Austin thinks it was fate that brought them there. He cant believe shes not with Mike any longer. She cant believe that hes still single she doesnt know what the women of New York were thinking. He says it wasnt the women it was him. He still loves her he always has. Carrie feels the same. They kiss
sigh. He is worried about moving too fast he doesnt want to lose this. She wonders if they are just seeing what they want to see and if they are really meant to be together. His phone rings
she goes to make a call. He talks to Nicole about feeling bad about blindsiding the CEO of High Style. Carrie comes up behind Austin and says Austin I cant believe this. She found a piece of confetti from a time they shared a romantic evening on the roof near where their initials are carved in the door. She asks Austin if he still feels the same about her as he did that night. He tells her he loves her and never stopped. She says the same for her. She worries about how it will be when she has to go back to L.A. He says they will make it work.
Belle and Philip: I really think the less I say about their scenes the better. Philip tells Belle he needs her to help him make the decision. Its time their daughter is suffering. They have to face the fact that she is dying. Belle wants him to have faith for a while longer. She asks him to come with her. They go to the chapel. Belle prays
Im sorry but the dialogue really bothered me her husband is kneeling beside her in tears and Belle prays to God and says why are doing this to ME
Why are you taking MY daughter from me
beside you. Claire is the best part of ME
And then her tone suggests that she is just a little upset with God because she prayed to God on Christmas Eve and He still hasnt answered her prayer. The babys breath
that she is all smiles talking about an angel took our prayer to God and this is a sign that the prayer will be answered
and then they cut to a devastated Bo and Hope. I really wish they hadnt done that. The nurse tells them that Dr. Carver wants to see them. They rush back to Claires room. Lexie says they have a liver for Claire but she warns them that Claire is not out of danger yet. Her body may reject the liver.
Chelsea/Max: I think Rachel did a very good job today. Her and Maxs scenes were all a set up for when she realizes that she is the one that hit Zach. They overhear the cops telling Abe that they are close to making an arrest and Chelsea is happy. She asks Max what she thinks the person will get. Max says for hitting Zach they could be charged with vehicular homicide for leaving the scene the charge could be bumped up to murder. Chelsea hopes that the person is locked up for forever. Max tries to get her to go and have some food but she wont leave. She doesnt understand why everyone she loves is taken away from her. She loved Zach from the moment she met him.
Abe: Abe questions the cops and tells them he wants them to catch the person that killed his son. He tells them that for a year they raised Zach as their son they adopted him then they found out that the babies were switched (I dont think he says exactly that but he gives them his history with Zach). He wants to know what they have found. They tell him they cant tell him anything about the investigation until they have the person in custody but they do tell him they have solid evidence. Lexie comes out and Abe comforts her as she is waiting for test results. They talk about losing Zach all over again and how this time it is so much worse. When they had to give him up before they were giving him to his biological parents two good and decent people. They thought they would be able to watch him grow up
be a part of his lives.
Shawn/Mimi: They were very good scenes between them. Shawns anger and hurt and his need for revenge are still there simmering beneath the surface but it was his bewilderment and his pain that is front and center today. He loved his little brother and he cannot understand how someone could hit a little kid and then just leave him in the street to die. Mimi brings him coffee but he doesnt take it, hes fiddling with the gold chain on his wrist. She asks him what she can do and tells him that she feels useless. He tells her that there isnt anything she can do
he cant believe that Zach is dead. Mimi says hes in heaven. Shawn tells her that he just doesnt know if he believes any more. He talks about how Zach was just a little kid but when he would tease him, Zach would give it right back to him. He talks about how they just started playing ball together. He told Zach that he if he wanted to be a pitcher in the majors he could be anything he wanted to be. Shawn knows if was a long shot but you never know then he sadly says now we will never know. He feels so bad for his parents. He says they wanted another child for so long and although he knows they love the both of them Zach was their miracle baby. He kind of smiles and adds that Zach never gave them the problems he did. He was hoping that he could help Zach to not make the same mistakes he did. He talks about wanting to make the man or woman who did this to pay. Mimi reminds him of what his Uncle Mickey said about revenge and hatred. Shawn says that his Uncle Mickey is more forgiving than he is. He hates the person that did this. Mimi tells him that hatred will only hurt him in the end. He says hatred is all I have.
Bo and Hope (Jen and Lexie are there for a part of the time) this episode is the finest work I have ever seen from them. Hope will still not accept that Zach is gone. Bo is standing stoically behind her with his hands on her shoulder. When Lexie says that as difficult as this is some good can come out of it. Bo sounds a little angry when he asks Lexie how there could ever be good from something like this. Lexie brings up organ donation but Hope doesnt want to hear about
both Lexie and Hope are talking over each other so I didnt catch all the dialogue. Bo says this isnt the right time
Lexie insists that this is the only time. Hope says that Lexie has been wrong before they just need to give Zach time and hell wake up she wants a specialist to see him. Lexie tells them that two specialists have seen Zach and they both came to the same conclusion he is brain dead. Lexie goes on about how they would be giving the gift of life to another child. She asks them to think about what Belle and Philip are going through. Bo and Hope do feel bad for them. Lexie says there is a chance that Zachs liver could save Claire. Bo says that if Zach had a chance to save Claire he would do it. Hope goes on to say that Belle loved Zach and Zach loved Belle they have to do it. Oh goodness, Bos voice when he tells Lexie that they are giving her permission to take Zach off of life support and permission to donate his organs will just bring you to tears. At first he cant get himself to say the words
he really struggles to get them out. Lexie says she will get the paper work started. Lexie and Jen leave Bo and Hope alone to say goodbye to Zach. Oh my, Bo cries
it is so emotional. He calls Zach his Tiny Man and tells him they were honoured to be his parents and to have known him. He tells him he loves him and always will. Hope cries and calls him her baby and tells him he brought so much joy to their lives. Oh my, Im crying again just typing this up. They hold each other. Bo hopes that some good will come of this the camera pans to Chelsea. A very moving moment when Lexie brings them the papers to sigh. Hope tries but cant bring herself to do it Bo signs them.
Bo and Hope see the two cops. They want to know if a drunk driver hit their son. They say they can rule out a drunk driver. Bo tells them they need to know two things from them, who did this and how are they going to be punished. Bo tells them to keep the person away from him because he will tear that person apart. The rookie cops look at each other, one nods, the other says, we know who did this.
Preview: Lucas to a very shocked, naked Sami What are you trying to do, seduce me? You trying to have another another kid with me because the one we have hates you? Belle to Philip and Lexie I cant do this. I cant. Lexie Are you saying you dont want the transplant? Hope screaming at the cops Who killed my son? Who killed him? Who killed my boy? A shot of Zachs face
Max asking Chelsea what is wrong
Wednesday Jan 11
This has to be another quick report as Im staying with family so I dont want to tie up their computer too long. This will be more some of my general impressions than a detailed spoiler.
Sami and Lucas: Sigh Im not a prude
but the writhing and the licking of lips while Sami was lying in bed dreaming of Austin and Lucas of Carrie did nothing for me. Sami wants Austing now gets out of bed and ends up in Lucas apartment in his bed. When she crawls in she is wearing her nightie
they start kissing. When they wake up they are both naked. Lucas scrambles out of bed wrapping a blanket around himself
He freaks out and asks her what she is doing in his bed. She says she is in her bed and then realizes she isnt. He must have drugged her because she would never willingly get into bed with him. She thought her tea tasted funny. Lucas says he doesnt have to resort to rape to get a girl into bed with him besides shes the one that has used drugs. More insults fly back and forth. Lucas wants to know if she was trying to trick him into giving her another baby because they one they have hates her so much. Sami tells him that before she ended up here she was in her bed dreaming about Austin. He says the guy who left you at that altar how many times are you going back for more. She tells him she heard him say Carries name hes the loser. Carrie will never love him, she has always loved Austin. Lucas figures because she left Austin for Mike that isnt necessarily true. Sami reminds him that Carrie and Austin are back on that road together. Lucas goes on to tell Sami that every man that has fallen in love with her ends up regretting it. She asks him if he does. He doesnt answer so she takes his non response as an answer. She asks him who he dreams about when hes alone in his bed does he dream about Carrie, the woman he cant have or her the woman he loved and threw away. Lucas tells her to stop getting him to try and say that he still loves her and wants her. She thinks he still does
they are very close and the chemistry is building
before you know it they are on the bed kissing
there are no words
her performance had me in tears
I could feel it
Peter very well done
and I have to say that Rachel really impressed me. This young woman has been given a very difficult storyline and she is playing it to perfection. My goodness when the possibility of it being her first crosses her mind
her actions were perfect.
Victor/Kate: Victor tells Kate that a donor has been found for Claire. She is thrilled she was preparing herself to have to say goodbye. He then tells her that his grandchild Zach was killed in an automobile accident, a hit and run, and it his liver that will save Claire. Victor is upset that Shawn has had to say goodbye to two brothers. Kate doesnt want Victor telling Shawn the truth Philip is his son, his happiness comes first. Victor says that he doesnt know how much more that family should have to take. He doesnt think its right that Shawn doesnt know that it is his own daughters life that is being saved. He also thinks that it might be of some comfort for Bo and Hope to know they have a granddaughter and that Zach is the reason she is alive. A part of him will live on in her. Kate makes it clear that she will let no one destroy Philips happiness. They watch the activity in Claires room. Kate says if Claire doesnt survive the surgery who her father is wont really matter. Victor says Claire could be the reason Shawn and Belle get back together.
Chelsea and Max: Chelsea is very distraught. She talks about how Zach wanted to play Go Fish and she told him later now there will never be a later. She doesnt know what she had to do that was so important that she couldnt take the time to play with him. Max goes on and on about how a hit and run driver is the worse
not even bothering to check if the person they hit was okay or not. They end up talking about how a vehicle could be a deadly weapon if youre not paying attention. Chelsea looks at her cell phone and wonders
she asks Max if Zach got hit in front of his house. He says no he was at a sleepover at his friends place. She asks him where his friend lives. He tells her and she realizes she was on that street. She asks herself if she could have been the one to hit Zach. She asks Max what is going to happen to the driver. He says he will go to jail for a long long time its vehicular homicide murder.
Mimi and Shawn are hugging. Shawn knows that Zach is gone but he just cant wrap his head around it. It doesnt seem real. Jen comes and tells that maybe she can tell him something to make him feel better. Shawn doesnt see how that is possible when his brother just died. She tells him that Zach is a match for Claire he can be the liver donor. Shawn smiles he is so happy he says Belle got her miracle that she was praying so hard for
Zach is going to save our baby. Mimi looks at him strangely
Shawn says he loves Claire as if she was his own. At least some good is coming out of this. Shawn makes it clear that he is happy Claire is going to live but that doesnt change the fact that someone ran Zach over and killed him. He doesnt know how or if he can ever accept that he is gone. He wonders what it will be like to go to his parents house knowing that he wont see Zach again. Mimi tells him not to think about that now just focus on the fact that Claire may get better. Jen tells Mimi that is good advice they have to be here for each other. When one person is down someone is there to lift their spirits. Jen believes that each of us are here for a short time and that we are meant to help each other. Shawn wonders if Belle and Philip know it is Zach that will be the donor Belle loves that boy she wont want to do it. He leaves and Mimi goes with him.
The conversation in Claires room Im not going to get into in much detail. I will say this much Jason did a great job of showing us how much Shawn cares for Claire this is not about Shawn and Belle. A couple of things bothered me about the scenes
how Belles dialogue is always about her
like why would she say I cant let them cut up Zach
Huh you? I cant do this to Shawn this was his brother and I loved him. I also dont understand Shawns statement to Belle Zach was worried about Claire and he would want to help her
again, how does Zach even know Claire they were never in the same room together. Renee did another great job
when she talks about bringing Zach home from the hospital
being there for his first steps
Abe feeding him his first solid food.
I guess I didnt like how Lexie and Philip talked to Belle and told her what would happen if she didnt agree to the transplant that Claire would die
but the minute Shawn comes in
its into his arms
sigh. At least they did have her tell him she was sorry. Im sorry too Im sorry that the TPTB thought it was more important for Shawn to absolve Belle of her feelings of guilt than allowing him a chance to say goodbye to his brother. That was wrong
very wrong. Belle feels guilty she didnt mean for Zach to die in order for Claire to live. Shawn tells her that her Miracle and the organ donation are two different things. He tells them the same thing Jen said they should help each other. He says it would mean a lot to him and to his parents if they allow Zach to help save her life (not his exact words but thats the gist of it). He says he would be saying the same thing if it was some other child as well not just because its Claire She signs the paper. When Claire is being taken to surgery Shawn and Mimi are together
and Belle and Philip. Belle tells Philip that Claire is going to make it and they are going to live a happy life together.
Bo and Hope: I really dont have any words to convey the depth of emotion that Kristian conveyed today. Hopes absolute anguish at having to say goodbye was gut-wrenching. She cant say goodbye
she just cant. The cops are about to tell them whose vehicle was involved when the nurse comes and tells them that the O.R. is ready
every minute is critical. Bo asks them to give them some time alone with Zach. Hope cant accept that hes gone. Bo says he wishes that it could be different he would die for him if he could but he cant. He wishes he could bring him back but he cant. Bos goodbye is so sad. He kisses him and tells him how much he loves him. He was so honoured to be his Dad. He had so many plans for him as he grew up. He could have been anything he wanted to be. He tells him he is so proud of him and that he will miss him always. Hope tells Bo she cant. He tells her to tell him what is in her heart. She kisses Zachs forehead. She tells him that he is her heart. She is crying so hard when shes talking to him that you have to listen carefully. When she says you waited every night to see who would tuck you in she talks about how he hugged her so hard
about the kisses
and the I love you
The nurse comes in again but Hope is just devastated so they leave them alone. Hope breaks down
she begs Zach to come back to them. Bo is holding on to her for dear life. He tells her they need to let him go so that he can possibly save Claire. Hope takes Zachs hand in hers and Bo places his hand on top of hers. Hope cant let go
such a powerful scene when Bo pulls her hand off of Zachs and helps are out of the cubicle. Her pain turns to anger and she runs out screaming at the cops she wants to know who killed her son. Bo says hell talk to them
Jen takes Hope away. The cops tell Bo the street, that the vehicle was towed to Maxs Garage Bo immediately knows. He thinks they made rookie mistakes the cops tell him they went by the book. Hope comes back she wants to know. She sees one of the cops looking at Bo and says that she doesnt need Bos permission to find out who killed her son. The cop looks at Bo and says I think you already know. It was your car that killed your son.
Previews: Sami to Lucas Having me in your bed, kissing me. You regret breaking up with me, dont you? Max to Chelsea You are the driver that killed Zach. Bonnie to Mimi Leaving the two of them together like that are you trying to lose Shawn? (Shawn and Belle are hugging). Hope to Bo You tell me the truth. You tell me you had nothing to do with it. Tell me you arent responsible. I want to hear it from you.
Thursday Jan 12
Another quick report and short report tonight. Sorry, as I said my time on the computer is limited because Im not at home.
Sami and Lucas: Great scenes with them in bed together to start with unfortunately its just a fantasy on both their parts. They are both still in love with each other but are more concerned about finding new ways to hurt each other than to admit it. Sami says she knows he regrets breaking up with her she can tell by the way hes looking at her. He says the same about her. They both deny it. Youre the last person I want to be with
yada, yada, yada. He reminds her that she was the one that crawled into his bed. She says she was sleepwalking and reminds him that he was kissing her and doing a lot more. He says he was sleeping. He asks her why she walked in her sleep all the way to his apartment when Austin was in the bedroom in her apartment. She asks him why he left his door unlocked. He tells her that she is going to end up alone Austin will never get back together with her. She says she has more of a chance with Austin then he does with Carrie. He tells her to leave. In her room she gloats about Carrie dumping Austin when she finds out he took over her company and she states that she is going to be Mrs. Austin Reed and Lucas is going to be alone and miserable. In his room Lucas gloats as well about the end of Carrie and Austins future. He says that he and Carrie are going to be so happy and Austin and Sami are going to end up alone.
The Hospital: The scenes involving Shawn, Mimi, Belle, Philip, and Bonnie Im not going into detail on these. Just some general impressions. I will say that except for the very beginning of the show when Philip goes to check on the surgery and Mimi goes to get some water and Shawn and Belle hug
for once they had Belle leaning on Philip. And they acted like a couple in love and happy that their baby was going to pull through. Bonnie poor Mimi sigh. I have no qualms with Bonnie for saying that as his fiancé Mimi should be comforting Shawn nor did I have any qualms with her saying that Belle should be leaning on her husbands shoulders because that is the truth. When Shawn and Belle are alone at the very beginning she actually acknowledges that his family is suffering
Then they switch to talking about wanting justice for Zachs death. I dont like the talk about Zach living on in Claire I dont like that they are still calling this a miracle and actually saying that God answered their prayers I know they dont mean it as Zachs dying was a miracle but why call it a miracle
and I do believe it was Shawn that said it yet
sigh (I could be wrong). I also have a real problem with all this talk about how much Zach loved Claire (Zach never saw Claire to the best of my knowledge)
Shawn touches Zachs blanket when he says that Zach wanted to do something to help Claire and now he has. Belle has a bad feeling that something is wrong with Claire. Philip tells her that she was the one that kept saying no negative thoughts. Shawn says nothing can go wrong some good has to come out of Zachs death. Claire has a long life ahead of she has two parents that love her more than anything. Shawn, Philip and Belle are praying in the chapel. Mimi comes in and tells them it will be a while before they get any news. They are sure that Claire will make it. Lexie comes into the chapel later and tells them that the surgery was a success shes not out of the woods yet the next few days are critical. Shawn is certain she will make it.
For all the Shawn and Mimi fans they did have some good moments today. After being lectured by Bonnie when Mimi returns to Claires room she asks Shawn how hes doing and then realizes that probably wasnt a good question. She tells him that she doesnt know what to say. He tells her that her just being there means so much
they hug. The second time she returns to the room after listening to Bonnie dispense meaningless advice Shawn asks her if she is ok. She is surprised that he is concerned about her she says Am I ok
Shawn then hugs him. She tells him that she knows it will be hard but he and his parents will get through this. Shawn tells her that when she says it he almost believes it. In the chapel Mimi tells him that she is happy to see him there. He says it helps and then says Zach is in a better place you believe that dont you. Mimi does. She says that one day they will see him again in heaven. Shawn hugs her and prays that is true and he asks God to help them find the driver that did this to Zach. I will say that although I didnt like a lot of Shawns dialogue today Jason did a great job. Shawn had tears shimmering in his eyes in just about every scene. His love for Zach shone through.
Max and Chelsea: Rachel impresses me more and more each day. She is practically jumping out of her skin at the thought that she is the person that hit Zach. Max brings her hot chocolate and she snaps at him. She tells Max it is her fault that Zach is gone. He asks her why she thinks that. She says she hit something tonight
he thinks its coincidence until she tells him that she heard the cops tell Bo they have evidence that it was his SUV that hit Zach. Max is stunned. She tells him it was an accident. He knows that to be true. She says she only took her eyes off the road for one second. Max says that is all it takes. She is close to losing it. She cant imagine what Bo and Hope are going to say Bo will disown her. Max says that is the least of her problems she could to jail. She should get a lawyer. She wants to run away. He says she cant do that.
There are a couple of nice but short scenes between Lexie and Abe. He asks her if she is sure that she can do the surgery. She says yes. She wants to make sure its done carefully and with love. They talk about Isaac and then finding out he was really Bo and Hopes son. How difficult it was to lose him but at least they could still be a part of their lives. After Claires surgery they talk briefly but just about the surgery.
The cops accuse Bo of being the person that killed Zach. Both Bo and Hope are upset. Bo thinks they made a mistake instead of putting rookies on the case, it should have been veterans. Hope knows that Bo would never hurt one of his children and he would never leave the scene of an accident. The cops insist that they have solid proof that it was his SUV. Hope says that only her and Bo ever drive that car. Bo has a flashback of giving the vehicle to Chelsea. Bo grabs the evidence they have its conclusive his vehicle. Hope sees this and gets very upset. She tells Bo to tell them that he didnt do this. Jen pulls Hope away and tells her to let Bo deal with this. He tells the cops that he wasnt driving. They ask him who was he doesnt answer. He tells them he needs some time with his wife. He asks Jen to take Hope out for some air.
Bo talks to Abe. Abe wants to know why the cops are still at the hospital and not out there following up on leads. Bo says that is because they think they know who their perp is, me. They have evidence that my SUV hit Zach. He tells Abe that he wasnt driving. Abe asks if the vehicle was stolen. Bo says no. Abe says hes not making any sense. Bo says he has to find out what happened before saying anything. Abe tells him it is fine to put off making a statement but he has to be honest with Hope. Hope and Jen walk up at just that moment and Hope wants to know what they are talking about. When she doesnt get an immediate answer she ties into Bo wanting him to tell her that he wasnt the one that killed Zach that he isnt responsible. She wants the truth. Bo tells her that she has to calm down. Hope yells at him her baby is dead. The baby that she carried inside her for nine months. Dont tell her to calm down. Bo says I told you I would never hurt their children. Hope collapses against him and hugs him saying she knows. She asks him why their baby had to die. He tells her he doesnt know. Lexie comes with a sedative. Jen takes Hope to lie down
very emotional scene with Jen and Hope.
The cops are getting restless. They want Bo to give a statement. Abe intervenes as Bo goes to confront Chelsea. The cops tell Abe that he isnt the commander any longer and if Bo doesnt tell them who was driving the car they will charge him with obstruction of justice.
Bo goes to Max and Chelsea and tells Max he wants to speak to his daughter alone. Bo says you said you hit something with my truck. Was it? He yells Did you kill my son?
Previews: Hope Zach
please dont take him from me. Bo to Chelsea You hit my son. You killed Zach. John to Abe (in Alexs room) My main concern is Marlena. Now that I know that she is safe
Alex (thinking) Safe, shes not safe at all.
Lois to Marlena (sleeping?) - Now look what youve done. Youre going to pay for this.
Friday Jan 13
Oh my if anything watch the show for Peters performance
he captures the emotions perfectly anger, shock, guilt, despair and love. Kristians performance is very good as well. And again, I have to give credit to Rachel. I should be thinking of her the way I normally do as a selfish, spoiled brat instead Im seeing a scared you girl scared that she is going to lose the family she just found scared that she is going to spend the rest of her life in jail and yet at the same time grieving.
Alex, John, Lois, Abe, Marlena: Not going in to much detail just some tidbits. John talks to Abe about his cornea transplant. Abe says he spent so much time feeling sorry for himself instead of appreciating what he had Theo and Lexie. They go into Alexs room and Lois has to hide. Abe tells him that it was Bos SUV that hit Zach. John is surprised. He says that their marriage will take a hit many couples have a hard time getting through the death of a child. Abe says that Bo told him he wasnt driving. He thinks Bo knows a lot more but he isnt saying anything. They talk about Claire. Then Marlena. Anytime John talks about Marlena being safe, Alex reacts and we hear his thoughts. Sigh
Alex calls John an idiot and I have to agree with them. Lois appears from her hiding spot John does ask her what she is doing there and how she got in the room but forgets about getting an answer when Lois says she is just making sure that Alex hasnt come to. She sees his hands moving and suggests to John that he be put in restraints. John thinks thats a good idea. She asks where Marlena is and John asks her why she wants to know. She says she is worried about her good friend. He says he thinks it would be best if Marlena gets her rest.
After Marlena pays a visit to the only child she deigns to acknowledge she goes to her office to rest. She dreams of Alex he tells her not to believe John when he tries to tell her that he (Alex) is dangerous. He also tells her that Lois Banks is a psychopath and she cant let her guard down around her. Lois comes in and is ready to plunge the hypodermic into Marlena when Marlena opens her eyes. She does see Lois. She goes back to sleep. Lois gets ready to use the needle again but Marlena rolls over and knocks the needle out of Lois hand Lois is furious.
Belle, Marlena, Lexie, Shawn: Shawns main concern is Claire
that is more than evident throughout the scenes today. Marlena is in the room didnt pay any attention to the conversation between her and Belle sorry. Shawn asks Marlena if she saw Mimi when she came in. She says no. He thought she would be back she went to the loft to get him a change of clothes. Marlena expresses condolences. Shawn says it just doesnt seem real. Philip and Victor went to see about getting a new experimental drug for Claire. Lexie comes in to examine the baby and asks them to leave. Talk about Alex
yawn. Marlena leaves. Shawn asks Belle is she is ok
she thinks so
He says that Claire will make it. That girl means the world to him. God wouldnt be so cruel. Lexie comes out and tells them she has bad news. Claire has a high fever a sign she could be rejecting the liver transplant. Belle wails. Inside Claires room Belle and Shawn talk about Zach
and the blanket and Zach believing it had magical powers
Zach was strong and healthy and that will help Claire
The door opens and they look up its Zach. He tells Shawn not to be sad hes okay.
Carrie and Austin: I enjoyed their scenes today pretty nonsensical but a nice relief from the hospital. They are on the pier theyve been up all night gone on a carriage ride. Austin says the news should be breaking soon about the company he acquired. Carrie is happy for him. He says what hes happy about the most is being back with her. They kiss
sigh. She tells that she is so happy right now
she doesnt want to jinx anything. She wants to have a life with him. She says she would like to blame Sami for everything that went wrong but she made her own mistakes the biggest being Mike. Austin says they should put their mistakes in the past. Carrie feels they should learn from them so they dont repeat them. He has a surprise for her. He blindfolds her and takes her to place where they used to go for lobster rolls. A lot of dialogue and a flashback about lobsters they named Carrie and Austin that they bought and liberated. Carrie thinks Austin the lobster is back without Carrie and they cant let that happen. They want to buy it but its already been sold. Austin pays the guy a lot of money for the lobster and they go and set it free into the river. It thunders and they look up Austin says hes not letting her go again.
Bo/Chelsea/Max: Max has a flashback to Chelsea telling him she was the one that hit Zach. The cops have some questions for him. Meantime Bo is confronting Chelsea. He grabs her by the arms and he tells her he wants the truth he wants to know what happened. She tells him it was too dark to see. He says you killed my son
you killed Zach. Chelsea doesnt think she could have done it. He says the tire tread marks at the scene match my trucks perfectly, the pieces of broken parking light match my truck. Hes so upset with himself. He says he should have never signed that temporary license. He sat there and told her a car could be a lethal weapon and then he handed her the keys. He yells at her - My truck is the one that hit Zach and you were driving it. The reality of it hits him He clutches his head and cries out What did I do Zach, Im so sorry
I, so sorry. Bo wants to know what happened was Chelsea speeding did she take her eyes off the road because it wasnt that dark that she couldnt see a little boy standing on the side of the road. He realizes she took her eyes off the road he says because you did Zach is dead. Chelsea is crying throughout telling him how sorry she is. She asks him not to hate her. Bo hugs and says he doesnt hate but right now he cant look at her. He goes to check on Hope Jen tells him she just fell asleep. She asks Bo what is going on does he know who killed Zach. Bo doesnt answer.
Bo goes back to talk to Chelsea. She tells him again that she is sorry. He says she is reckless and irresponsible this is a pattern with her but so is he for giving her the truck. He breaks down and says it is his fault. She tells him it was no ones fault it was an accident, a stupid accident. She didnt mean to hurt Zach she loved him. He doesnt know how he is going to tell Hope that his daughter killed their son. He talks about how Zach is the light of her life. Chelsea asks him not to tell Hope. He says he will not make matters worse by lying to his wife. Chelsea tells him that Hope will hate her. Shell tell the cops that she was the driver and shell have to spend the rest of her life in jail. She runs off to Max. She pleads with Max not to turn her in. He says he isnt going to say anything but he has to go to the garage because the cops are coming to impound Bos car.
Jen/Hope: Jen pleads with Hope to close her eyes and go to sleep. Hope says she cant close her eyes every time she does she sees Zach lying in the street. She doesnt understand how this can be happening. How the cops could be saying it was Bos truck hes such a careful driver he couldnt have done it. Hope says she told Shawn to have faith but she isnt so sure any more. She wonders why God is punishing her was she too proud
Jen stops and tells her that she is not being punished. Hope doesnt know how she can go on Zach was her heart. Jen asks her to remember what Gran said Were Horton women we need to be strong and not give in to our sorrow. You need to be strong for Bo and Shawn. Hope finally falls asleep. Bo covers her and tells her (he call her Fancy Face) that he is so sorry. Lexie tells Bo that Hope is exhausted. Tonight has been a nightmare
unfortunately when Hope wakes up she will realize it wasnt a nightmare but that Zach is really gone. Chelsea talks to Bo again and pleads with him not to tell Hope or the cops. Hope will hate her and she will hate him because she is his child. Freeze frame on Bos face
Previews: Carrie to Lucas Someone had to steal my company from right under me. I cant believe someone would do that. Sami to Austin I think by now everyone should know that you are the one behind this takeover. Shawn to Belle You had the same dream. Belle Maybe it wasnt a dream. Shawn You and I
Belle Are meant to be together. Bo to Billie I know who it was. Billie Who was it? Billie to the two cops I know the name of the person that killed Detective Bradys son. It was me.
Monday Jan 16
Note #1: A New Salem Gold Star to Mr. Peter Reckell for his understated and beautifully heartbreaking performance on todays show.
Note #2: As wrong as it was for tptb to bring back Zach in this way, and as much as I had a hard time with the dialogue, I loved seeing the tiny man again.
Carrie, Austin, Sami, Lucas, Nicole
Carrie and Austin return from their date and are standing in the hall. Austin cant believe he pulled an all-nighter when he is going to be so busy today with the takeover announcement. Carrie praises him and says before long he will be a major player and running on adrenalin. She tells him that she will never forget their carriage ride. F/B to Austin releasing the lobster into freedom. Carrie talks teasingly about how Carrie lobster and Austin lobster can now be together again
Lots of laughter.
Sami is wondering what is going on in the hallway. Lucas is eavesdropping from his apartment as well.
Carrie tells Austin that it will be tough going back to L.A. now. Austin tells her that he has a feeling he will be going there often and may even have to get an apartment. Carrie wants him to stay with her. They both talk about the great time they had and kiss.
Both Sami and Lucas are separately wondering what is going on. Nicole comes in and wants to know what is so interesting. Sami wont let her open the door. She explains about Austin and Carrie just returning. Nicole says calmly that they will have to do something about that. Sami tells her flippantly that thanks to her (Nicole)they have.
Carrie hears from Austin that he is going to celebrate by taking Nicole and Sami out. Hes hoping to get back early so he and Carrie can have another all-nighter. Carrie tells a surprised but happy Austin that the only one-night they can do is in bed. They kiss again. She tells him that she feels sorry for the person he is going to take down. He promises to give her details when the takeover is complete.
Carrie goes into Lucass apartment. Lucas wants to know what happened to her. She explains about being with Austin and how happy they are. Lucas lies through his teeth and tells her he hopes nothing happens to ruin it.
Austin returns to Samis apartment and she wants to know about his date. She pretends to be happy for him. Nicole tells him she has to be honest and say that she isnt happy for him. He gets mad about her butting into his personal life. Nicole gets equally mad about how she has done the bulk of the work on this takeover. He sucks up to her and tells her she will get most of the credit. She tells him she doesnt want it
that it should be his. Sami agrees and Austin and Nicole look at her sceptically.
Back at Lucass apartment, Carrie is talking on the phone to Becky in L.A. Becky explains that she has been trying all night to get hold of her and tells a shocked Carrie that she has heard rumors that someone is trying to do a takeover of the company.
Carrie turns to Lucas and is angry and upset. She cant believe that someone is trying to steal her company. Lucas goes all sympathetic on her. He brags about how he knew she couldnt stand to lose her company and that was why he stopped Titan from taking it over. Carrie cant believe she wasnt called about it. Lucas goes in for the kill.
Back at Samis, Austin is at the computer now and all smiles as Sami and Nicole hover. He tells them that with one click the takeover will be a done deal. He does it and sits back and smiles.
Marlenas Office: Marlena & Lois (tooooooooo ridiculous!)
Lois is determined to kill Marlena so Alex will turn to her. First she tries to strangle her
then thinking Marlena is unconscious goes over to the desk and picks up a letter opener to finish the job
then Marlena sneaks up behind her and drops a glass bowl over her head. Then they struggle again, ending with Lois attacking Marlena with the letter opener and us seeing blood on Loiss hands from the action. Finally, we see Lois wheeling a unconscious Marlena in a wheelchair and heading for the stairwell exit.
Hospital: Bo, Billie, and Chelsea
Chelsea comes back to Bo and begs him to stay quiet. Bo turns to her and says he cant protect her
Hope is his wife and Zach was his son. He wont lie to Hope. He wont dishonour his family. He warns Chelsea that the cops know that he knows the truth. Chelsea still doesnt want Hope to find out.
Billie comes running in and asks Bo about Zach and how he is doing. Bo tells her quietly that his son is dead. Billie is shocked. Chelsea just stares. Billie tells Bo how sorry she is for him and Hope. She talks about how Chelsea must be hurting as well. A tearful Chelsea tells her mom about how much she loved Zach and wanted to be a good sister to him.
Billie tries to comfort Bo
tells him about what a great dad he was to Zach and asks him where Hope is. Bo tells her that Lexie gave Hope a sedative and she is sleeping, but says that when she wakes up things will get a lot worse. Billie wants to know how it happened. He is deadly quiet as he explains and finishes by saying it was a hit and run. Billie is shocked.
Chelsea steps in and tells her it was an accident and makes up excuses for the driver, saying maybe they will never find him. Billie says they have to find him. She asks Bo if the police have any leads. He looks at her and says he knows who did it. She asks and he says it was their daughter and she killed his son.
Billie is shocked again. She asks Chelsea if its true
did she hit Zach? Chelsea is a mess and crying again. She tells Billie that yes its true
but she didnt mean to
didnt know it was Zach. Billie believes her and turns to Bo. She asks him quietly if anyone else knows about it. He explains about Max. She freaks out and tells Bo that they have to fix this and find a way to save their daughter.
While a crying Bo watches from afar, Chelsea is hovering and tells her mom that Bo said he couldnt help her. She begs Billie to talk to him
doesnt want to go to prison. Billie promises that everything will be okay and tells her that she is there for her. She walks up to Bo. The cops keep watching the three of them curiously. Billie comiserates with Bo for his loss. Bo is in a lot of pain. Billie plays the Chelsea card
never got to be with her when she was growing up
at least he was there for Zach from the very beginning
A defeated Bo tells Billie that he wonders how well he actually knew Tiny Man. He berates himself for not spending more time with him and his family instead of chasing after clues for Georgia/Chelsea. She goes on about Chelsea again. Bo talks about how Zach was the little peacemaker and loved having a big sister. He cant believe what has happened and is worried about Hope being beside herself with grief. He blames himself for signing for a temporary license and giving his car to Chelsea. Crying once more, Bo thinks his and Hopes relationship will never be the same
she will never forgive him and he will never forgive himself. From now on, no matter what I do, I will always know that I am the reason Zach is dead. Ill know that she (Hope) feels the same way and will blame me.
Billie asks about the cops. Bo tells her they are rookies but did everything right. Billie tells him urgently that he cant implicate their daughter
they have to keep her out of this. Bo still blames himself and says the cops thought he had done it. Billie doesnt want Chelsea to go to jail and tells him its not his fault. He tells her point blank that he cant cover up a hit and run
she killed his son. He wont dishonor his family and especially Zach. He leaves to go check on Hope.
The cops are watching Chelsea now. Billie comes back and tells her that Bo wont lie for her. Chelsea goes into a poor me routine about Bo never being there for her and Billie berates her soundly for it. Chelsea apologizes and wonders what Zach must think of her now
she is so ashamed of herself. Billie says the truth will come out. She tells Chelsea that she is proud of her for saying those things about Zach and tells her to come with her. Billie walks up to the rookie cops and tells them that she killed Zach. Chelsea watches in shock.
Hospital: Shawn, Zach, Belle, Nurse
Shawn and Belle are sitting in chairs and sound asleep. The Tiny Man appears and walks up to Shawn, shaking him awake. Shawn looks at him in shock and asks if it is really him. He thinks its impossible
a dream. Belle wakes up and is in awe as she says she can see him too. Shawn wonders if this is real and Zach is alive. Zach doesnt say anything.
Zach looks at Claire and asks how she is. Belle explains about Claires fever. He tells Shawn and Belle that she will be okay. Shawn wonders if that is why he is here. Zach tells Shawn that he misses him and tells him that he and Belle are meant to be together. Belle tries to explain to him that she loves Philip and is married to him. Zach tells her that Claire is the baby of the man she loves.
Belle laughs and says again that she loves Philip and he is Claires father. She talks to Zach about how she loved to babysit him and how much fun they had
she was hoping that Claire would be able to look up to him as a big brother some day. Shawn tells Zach that being a big brother was the best thing that ever happened to him. Zach smiles sweetly and comfortingly and tells Shawn that he will always be his big brother and that he loves him so much. He tells Shawn not to forget
Claire will be okay
everything will be okay. Zach disappears.
Shawn wakes up and cant believe Zach was really there. Belle wakes up and he tells her that Claire will be okay. Belle tells him about her weird dream and he is shocked that it matches his own
they both saw Zach. Shawn wonders if it is because he missed him so much and was praying. Belle and he both remember Zach saying they were meant to be together. They both look confused. Claire starts crying.
The nurse tells them that Claires fever has broken and she is probably just hungry. Belle hugs Shawn. Both are happy about Claire. Shawn says wonderingly that everything Zach said is coming true. Belle looks at him strangely. Shawn finishes the sentence by saying sheepishly
Sami tells Austin that Carrie will be thrilled for him. Austin decides to go tell Carrie right now.
Carrie tells Lucas that she will never forgive them for as long as she lives.
Mimi and Shawn are sitting side by side. She comments on how stange it was that Belle had the same dream. She looks at him curiously when he tells her in a confused voice that Belle and he belong together.
*Note: I watched it again. From the way Shawn is hesitantly explaining it, I think Mimi must have asked him what Zach said and he is just relating that information
a little reluctantly
(I think when the scene airs, we will get more dialogue
Bo is sitting next to a sleeping Hope. He asks her sadly how he can tell her that his daughter was the one who hit their son. Bo looks shocked as Hope suddenly opens her eyes.
Tuesday Jan 17
The New Salem Gold Star goes to Kristian Alfonso today.
*The Shawn and Mimi scenes were wonderful.
Devereaux House: Jennifer & Frankie
Jennifer walks up to her door. She looks up at the sky with tears in her eyes and tells she didnt know things could get any worse but she needs him now .more than ever.
Frankie is inside re-watching the DVD from Jack. Jack is telling him to take care of Jennifer
pull out all stops to make her see that there is a life after him...etc
The door opens and Jennifer asks him what hes watching. We get a Frankie stare.
He says he was going to put on the news to find out about Zach and asks her how Zach is. Jennifer breaks the sad news to him, tells him about Zachs sleepover and the hit and run, finishing off by telling him about Claire and the liver donation. Frankie is shocked.
Jennifer feels conflicted. Shes happy for Belle and Philip but worried about Bo and Hope losing their sweet baby. She starts crying in earnest. Jennifer explains that Bo is managing to stay strong for Hope, but that Hope had to be sedated. She explains about Bos vehicle being implicated in the crime. She cant understand it and says that Bo and Hope were at the hospital at the time of the accident. Frankie cant believe it and wonders who was driving Bos car.
Frankie offers his help and support to them and to Jennifer. He tells her hes not going anywhere. They hold each other as they look at the winter wonderland outside their window. Jennifer asks if Jack Jr. was any trouble and wants to hold him in her arms but thinks it will remind her of Zach. Frankie tells her that he just laid him down for a nap. He tells Jennifer that she looks exhausted and offers to make tea. He wants Jennifer to rest. After hes gone, Jennifer turns on the DVD player and sees Jacks face. Jennifer is shocked as she listens. Jack is talking about how much hell always love her
but wants her to be with Frankie. Frankie comes back and they just look at each other.
Samis Apartment: Sami, Austin, and Nicole
Fridays last scene might never have happened. Nicole is working at the computer and belittles Sami into slave-mode again. She tells her to get them coffee and more coffee because shes running on empty. Sami gloats to herself about her secret. Austin walks out minus a shirt. He remedies that in two shakes
Sami offers to cater in some donuts, bagels, me
hes not interested. He wants a status report on the takeover bid. Nicole is confident...no stopping them now.
Nicole offers Austin the place of honor at the keyboard. Austin is still regretting their method of madness. Nicole defends it and wants to toast with champagne. Sami pretends sympathy for all the employees who will lose their jobs. Austin tells her that hell probably rehire most of them. Lots of gloating and high-fives between Austin and Nicole as he sits down and does the dirty deed
feels bad he couldnt notify the CEO first. Nicole calls the CEO deadweight. He thinks of Carrie and wants to share his excitement with her. Nicole stops him from going. Sami thinks he can take the time and lays it on thick. He leaves and Nicole looks at Sami suspiciously..
Lucass Apartment: Lucas & Carrie, later Austin
An upset Carrie sits at the computer watching her company being destroyed. She cant believe it is happening. Lucas pretends to care and asks who on earth would do such a thing. Carrie says she knows. She thinks Titan might still be responsible, considering how ruthless Victor can be. Lucas gives the performance of his life and acts highly offended by the suggestion that he might have lied to her. He swears up and down that Titan backed off.
Later she is talking to Becky on the phone and apologizing. Becky is shocked that the company was taken over in less than 30 minutes and says the phone has been ringing off the hook. Carrie feels bad that her staff will have to look for new jobs. Becky tells her about an email she just got telling her to lay off most of the product and marketing personnel. Carrie tells Becky that shes sorry but there is nothing she can do. She says she will see everyone when she comes to L.A. and is crying and upset as she hangs up.
Lucas hugs her in comfort. She cant believe how ruthless the takeover was. Lucas calls them cowards and back-stabbers. Carrie adds bloodthirsty predators to the descriptors and says she will never forgive them.
Lucas tells her that he will help her investigate the culprits. Just then Austin knocks on the door and Carrie answers it with tears in her eyes. He tells her that the deal was a success and he wants her to help him celebrate. From inside, Lucas smirks.
Hospital: Philip, Belle, Shawn, Mimi, and Kate
Philip walks into Claires room with Mimi and Kate and tells everyone that Victor was successful and one of the best transplant recovery specialists and drug will be available to Claire. Mimi mentions that she brought clothes for everyone and Belle thanks her cheerfully. A happy Belle tells Philip that it isnt necessary because Claires fever has broken. Shawn adds that Zach told them she would be fine and gets some strange looks from everyone.
Philip asks Shawn what he is talking about. Shawn tells them about his dream...knows it sounds crazy but he said that Claire would be okay. Belle explains that she had the same dream at the same time...they were just dozing and he came to tell them the good news...couldnt believe it. Mimi quietly says that it is amazing. Philip checks on Claire, while Shawn and Belle talk quietly and agree not to tell the rest of the dream
i.e. they belong together
to anyone. Kate eavesdrops and is not a happy camper.
Shawn decides to leave and let Belle and Philip have some time alone with their daughter. Kate thinks thats a great idea. Mimi offers to go get coffee and Philip offers to go with her. Kate turns him down and offers to go instead. Philip tells Shawn that if there is anything ...anything at all that they can do...Zach saved Claire...and he knows that Shawn is still grieving... Shawn tells him that he just wants them to be happy for Claire and not feel guilty about the transplant.
Mimi and Kate are getting coffee and Miss Kate strikes up a conversation. She tells Mimi that it is great news and a tremendous relief that Claire is going to be alright, but thinks that Mimi is probably still worried about Shawn and Belle. Mimi looks at her exasperatingly and asks dryly why she would be worried about that. She tells Kate that Shawn has been there for Belle as a friend and godparent to Claire. Kate insists that they have grown closer again. Mimi turns the tables on Kate and accuses her of being the one who is concerned because her biggest fear is that Shawn and Belle will get back together and Philip will be left out in the cold. She tells her that its not going to happen.
Kate wants to know how Mimi can be so sure. Mimi looks a little uncomfortable but finally tells Kate about her and Shawns engagement. She tells her that it was supposed to be a secret but thinks its okay to tell her now. Kate tells her that this is the second best news shes heard all day.
Outside Claires room, Philip and Shawn share a hug (I have to say that I am enjoying their friendship again). Kate watches from inside and then sits down with Belle. She lets Belle know that she overheard her conversation with Shawn. Belle says she doesnt understand why Zach said what he did. Kate wants her to concentrate of Philip and Claire and Belle agrees (really silly conversation, jmo).
Shawn sits down beside Mimi and asks her how she is doing. She tells him she should be asking him that and wants to know how he is holding up. He tells her hes been better but just Knowing that Claire is okay makes him happy. Mimi thinks its strange that both he and Belle had the same dream. Shawn explains the other part of it. Mimi looks deeply hurt and says quietly that maybe he isnt meant to be with her. She gets up but Shawn wont let her go. He tells her that he only told her because he didnt want any secrets between them. His voice cracks emotionally and he says smiling: I am madly in love with you. I am crazy about you and thats why I want to marry you. Mimi smiles back and tells him she loves him too. They hug and kiss and then go back to see their goddaughter.
Kate watches them come into the room and then blurts out that more than one good thing happened today...Shawn and Mimi are engaged. Shawn looks unhappy. Belle and Philip look a little shocked and uncomfortable. Kate apologizes and covers up for her mistake.
Hospital: Bo, Hope, Billie, Chelsea, and cops
A repeat of the last scene from the last show. Bo is watching a sleeping Hope. He whispers how can he tells her that his daughter is the one that hit their son and that he is the one who gave her the car that killed their little boy. Hope wakes up and murmurs that it isnt true.
Billie tells the cops that she is absolutely sure of what she is saying and that she is turning herself in. She says she was the driver in the hit and run death of Zach Brady. Chelsea looks on confused and upset. Billie (who doesnt seem that upset in my opinion) tells them that Zach came out of nowhere and it was an accident. She knows that doesnt excuse her for leaving the scene of the crime and is ready to take responsibility for what she has done. Chelsea is crying in the background. The cops berate Billie for not stopping and getting help. She tells them she was scared and didnt know what she had hit.
The cops take her particulars...address...license...insurance information. Chelsea asks Billie why she is doing this. They share a tender scene...grrr...Billie will do anything to protect and love her daughter...yada...yada... Chelsea cant believe Billie will turn herself in for a crime she didnt commit and worries about what Bo will do when he finds out she confessed.
Hope is an emotional wreck, sobbing and exhausted. She cant believe its true and wants Bo to tell her that it was a bad dream and that Zach is at home in bed. He tells his Fancy Face how sorry he is.
Billie tells Chelsea that she will worry about Bo. Chelsea thanks her mom. The cops asks Billie if she wants to call a lawyer but she tells them that she is ready to give her statement and make a full confession...doesnt want a lawyer.
Hope is crying and desperately wants to know who did this. She remembers what the police said and cant believe that it was Bos car....she knows shes not thinking straight right now but still sure it couldnt have been his. Bo tries to defend the driver. He tells Hope that whoever did it wasnt really at fault because they probably didnt see Zach...it happened late at night and they probably didnt see what they hit. Hope is frantic with anger. She starts screaming at him and wants to know how he can defend that monster. She demands to know if Bo knows who did this...and when he tries to defend the driver once more, she cuts him off and with tears in her eyes tells him that what they did was hit a child...her little boy.
Hope tells Bo that he is scaring her and begs him to tell her why he is making excuses for the monster that killed their baby. Bo continues to defend the driver and says maybe they didnt know what they hit...maybe they thought they hit a pothole. Hope is sobbing now and says that their little boy...their living breathing baby...she demands to know how the driver couldnt know that he/she had hit a child and then just leave him there. She thinks the driver must be heartless and totally selfish and screams at Bo that she wants to know who did this to her baby.
One of the cops comes in and tells them that they have caught the person who killed their son. Bo looks shocked. Hope struggles to get up and goes out into the corridor with Bo and the cop. She demands that the cop point out the driver to her. He points to Billie. Bo is even more shocked. Hope breaks down in tears and says one word...Billie...
Max tells Chelsea that he thinks it would be better if she does the right thing now.
Hope is yelling at Billie. You killed Zach???
Carrie tells Sami that she doesnt know what she can do. Sami tells her she should find the SOB who did this to her and make them pay for ruining her life.
Lois yells at Marlena, saying she took the love of her life and now its time for her to pay. Marlena begs her not to kill her.
Wednesday Jan 18
***Once again, Kristian gave a gold medal performance!!!
Samis Apartment: Austin, Carrie, Sami, and Nicole
Austin is excited. He pours champagne and tells Carrie that he has been waiting so long to celebrate. Carrie tells him she doesnt understand what happens with a takeover but it sounds ominous. Austin explains that you acquire another company so your business can grow faster. Sami and Nicole come in and Austin and Carrie step aside to talk. Nicole cant believe that Carrie has forgotten all about Mike Horton. She turns suspiciously to Sami and wants to know what she is up to.
Carrie thinks Austin will be a mogul. He thinks its quite a coo and says it will be a great year and he is happy she is with him celebrating. Carrie looks upset and he asks her about it. She tells him she needs his help. He tells her he is there for her.
Sami tap dances and tells Nicole to give up on Austin. Nicole believes that Austin will still fall in love with her. Sami doesnt think she has a chance and says that Carrie gets every guy she wants.
Carrie asks Austin how she can stop a corporate giant from taking over her little company. He tells her he didnt realize her company was in trouble. She explains that the company is her whole life...her employees are loyal and more family than some of her own...have families to support. He tells her that she is more concerned about her employees than the company and that she needs a new attitude.
Nicole still doesnt trust Samis attitude. She rags on Sami and says that Austin will fall in love for her. We get a flashback of Austin kissing Nicole quite passionately just before he ditches Sami at their Vegas wedding. Nicole believes that the kiss was the start of something big. Sami tells her that its just a fantasy...Austin was on the rebound...and what Carrie and Austin have is the real thing. Nothing will come between them.
Carrie cant believe Austins cold attitude. She tells him she made a mistake coming to him for advice. Austin tells her he wants to help. He thinks she can care but in a different way. He loves how much she cares about everyone but that should be kept to their personal lives and not professional ones. He tells her he knows her so well and that his employees love her, but she has to let go of their perks in order to keep their jobs secure. Carrie is crying and tells him she planned to do just that but now it is too late. Sami wanders over and hugs Carrie, telling her how sorry she is.
Nicole wants to horn in on Austins time but he refuses. She tells him its business and Austin relents. Sami asks Carrie what happened. She lays it on pretty thick and wants to know who did it. Carrie says she doesnt know. Sami goes on about bad business ethics and that whoever it was, wanted to hurt Carrie intentionally. Carrie doesnt know what she can do. Sami tells her to find the culprit and make them pay. We see a close-up of Austin and Nicole.
Devereaux House: Jennifer & Frankie
Jennifer is very angry. She thought Frankie was her friend and wants to know when he found the DVD and why he didnt show it to her. He tells her he just found it in his bag last night. He thinks she not really mad at him but at Jack. Jennifer cant believe that Jack would push her into the arms of another man. Frankie explains that Jack just wanted her and the kids to be safe and taken care of.
Jennifer is even more upset when she finds out that Frankie knew that Jack was dying before she did. He explains that Jack wanted him to be here as a friend and see if maybe the old feelings would come back. Jennifer is shocked and wants to know what else Jack had planned. She wonders what would have happened if she hadnt found the bottle of pills in Jacks coat pocket. Frankie thinks that Jack might have kept the news to himself then. Jennifer thinks that Jack never really knew her and cant believe he would think that she could ever fall in love with someone again.
Frankie defends himself. Jennifer says they are just friends. Frankie admits to wanting to be their for her...was honored that Jack chose him...lays his cards on the table and says he also did this for himself because he does feel something deeper and still loves her.
Hospital: Marlena, Lois, and Alex
Lois has Marlena on the roof of the hospital. Shes decided that Marlena will fall off. More spewing about taking Alex away from her. Marlena begs for her life.
In the meantime, Alex wakes up and wants to get to Marlena. The nurse goes for a doctor.
Outside Hospital: Chelsea & Max
Chelsea goes outside. She mumbles that she did it and should be taking the rap...she is to blame...not her mom...she did it...she killed Zach. Max comes up behind her and says hi kid. She tells him she feels like a kid...shes a murderer but it was an accident...should have called 911 and then maybe Zach would be okay...should have been more careful...paid more attention...knows it was an accident but it was still her fault. Max tries to comfort her. He starts to say that with a good lawyer she might be able to plead the vehicular homicide charge down. Chelsea cuts him off and says she wont be charged because Billie is taking the blame. Max looks shocked.
Chelsea doesnt understand why Billie is doing this for her and why she keeps insisting that she doesnt want her to go to prison. Max tells her that Billie loves her but doesnt think the cops will believe her and spouts the lack of evidence. Chelsea is concerned. She makes excuses. He cant believe she is actually okay with this...wants her to tell the cops the truth. She wont let him.
Max gets mad and reminds Chelsea that Zach was hit by a car and she did it. He wants to know if Bo is just supposed to lie to Hope about what happened and says she has a right to know the truth. Chelsea is scared and doesnt want to go to prison for 20 years. She asks him if that is what he wants to happen to her. She plays the family card. He throws it right back at her and tells her she is has played her real family like crap since day one. Chelsea cant believe that he wants her family and everyone to hate her and think she is a selfish little girl who killed Zach. She tries to guilt him. He tells her quietly that he just thinks it would be better for the rest of her life if she did the right thing now.
Chelsea says her mom wont let her do the right thing. Max cant believe she is all of a sudden calling Billie mom. He asks what happened to Billie the witch. He tries to get her to act like an adult and take responsibility for what she has done. She tells him shes too scared and wont stop Billie if she wants to do this. She leaves and Max calls someone. He tells the person on the other end that Chelsea needs him/her right now.
Inside Hospital: Bo, Hope, Lexie, and Billie
Hope is hysterical with grief. Shes sobbing and screaming at Billie...wants to know what she did. Bo and Lexie want Hope to go and rest. She tells them that closing her eyes wont get her the answers she needs. She punches Bo in the arm and wants to know why he is trying to get rid of her. Lexie finally helps her to her room. Bo descends on Billie and asks her what the hell she thinks she is doing. She tells him that he cant talk her out of it...her daughter grew up with a mother...she is going to take the fall and he should start believing that she (Billie) killed Zach.
Hope is lying on the bed with Lexie hovering over her. She really seems close to an emotional breakdown (amazing work by K. Alfonso). She tells Lexie that she doesnt want to lie down...her babys gone...her babys dead. She mumbles that Billie said she knew what happened. Lexie tries to calm her and talks about when she and Abe were briefly Zachs parents. Then she apologizes for dumping her feelings on Hope.
Billie wont let anyone hurt her daughter. She tells Bo that she wont let him tell the truth....if he does then her life will be over and he will have two children in this tragedy. He tells her that this isnt about punishing Chelsea...its about telling the truth...she was driving the car that killed his little boy. Billie says that Chelsea feels terrible about Zach. Bo tells her that wont bring him back.
He wants to know why Billie is doing this. Billie says she wants to protect her and give her another chance at life. He doesnt think it will work and tells her why. She counters with alibi after alibi. She is going to say she borrowed the car without his knowledge to run errands...etc... He tells her that Chelsea was driving and she has to go to court. He feels completely responsible for signing the temporary permit and then letting her borrow the car even after he told Hope she wouldnt get behind a wheel until her lessons were over. He believes that Hope will never forgive him and he will never forgive himself.
Billie tries to tell him he didnt know what would happen. He brushes it off and says he went against his better judgement and his son paid for it. He doesnt know how Hope will ever look at him or Chelsea again. Billie pleads her case again.
Lexie leaves Hope to rest but she cant. She wants to find out who took Zach away from her and pushes herself off the bed.
Bo says that Billie trying to sacrifice her life for Chelseas isnt right. Billie thinks Hope would go easier on Bo if she thinks it was Billie who killed Zach. Bo wonders what lesson it will teach Chelsea if she gets away with murder. Billie doesnt want Chelsea to get 20 years in prison. He reminds her about the legalities and that he is an officer of the law. Billie wont listen and tells him that he is going to go in to Hope and tell her that she killed Zach and not Chelsea. All of a sudden Hope appears from behind (having heard the last bit of conversation). She says: Oh my god! You killed Zach!
Phillip tells Shawn and Mimi that he hopes that they will wind up as happy as he and Belle are.
Frankie tells Jennifer that a part of him thought they would end up living happily ever after. Jennifer says it cant...
Bo says that he isnt protecting Billie, but there is someone else he is protecting. Hope says Oh my god! and the camera moves to Chelsea.
Thursday Jan 19
The New Salem Gold Star goes once again to Kristian Alfonso!
Honorable mention to: Melissa and Billy as well as Jason and Farah.
Hospital Part 1: Shawn, Mimi, Kate, Philip, Belle
Shawn approaches Mimi outside Claires room. She says with a sheepish smile that she guesses their secret is out. He tells her in a sweet way that having Kate announce their engagement wasnt quite what he had in mind. Mimi feels bad and thinks she shouldnt have said anything. Shawn eases her mind and tells her it isnt important...with everything else that is going on, he doesnt have the energy to worry about it. They are both glad that the news is out. Mimi smiles softly at him and says that she isnt sure if this will help, but apart from him being the best big brother Zach could have had
and the best godfather to Claire, she knows that he will be the best husband in the world and thinks she is the luckiest person in the world to be marrying him. They smile and hug. (sigh what a sweet moment!)
Back in Claires room, Belle is finding it hard to believe that Shawn and Mimi are engaged. (Throughout this scene they are looking out at Mimi and Shawn hugging and kissing). She says she knew they were getting closer but that getting engaged is a pretty big step. Kate thinks its wonderful and that they really seem happy and thinks Mimi is not just sweet, but smart and warm. She talks about how she looked forward to having Mimi as a daughter-in-law when she was with Rex (LOL
I must have missed that part!) and is glad that she has found love and happiness. She thinks Mimi is a great influence for Shawn
lays it on thick
Philip agrees wholeheartedly and says they make a great couple and that now that they have made this commitment, things will only get better for them. He turns to get Belles agreement and she smiles uncomfortably.
Kate tells Philip that Shawn and Mimi have been wonderful to him and Belle and tells him she has an idea to thank them.
Shawn kisses Mimi and smiles tenderly at her. He says that its hard for him to believe that he could be happy after what happened to Zach, but that their being together is the only thing holding him together right now. Mimi tells him shell understand if he wants to be with his family right now, but he tells her that his parents need to be alone to deal with Zachs death. He wants to be around for Philip and Belle and Claire. Mimi remembers that she promised to give Bonnie an update. He tells her to go. She doesnt want to leave him alone. He smiles lovingly and tells her hell be okay...watches as she leaves. He sits down and starts to think about the dream. We get a flashback. Belle chooses that moment to appear and is sure she knows what he is thinking about....Zach and what he said about them.
Philip likes Kates plan, and while they watch from inside Claires room, Belle sits down and talks to Shawn. Kate decides to tell Mimi on her own and leaves.
Shawn admits that he was thinking about the dream. She thinks because Zach was right about Claire being okay, that maybe the rest of the dream will happen too. Shawn just looks at her.
Mimi finishes talking to Bonnie and finds Kate nipping at her heels. Kate wants to talk
is sorry for opening her mouth about the engagement. Mimi tells her its okay and shes actually glad that everyone knows. Kate asks about Bonnie and Mimi that her mom is excited about it
talks about how her mom wont be able to afford a great wedding...would get too much in debt. Kate wants to give her a wedding gift. She tells Mimi that her first assignment for Basic Black as a junior executive will be to: Elope with Shawn D.
Shawn just thinks that he and Belle heard what they wanted to hear about Claire. Belle wont let it go and asks about the rest of the dream. She wonders if he wasnt with Mimi and she wasnt with Philip if they would still be together. He tells her its complicated
She wants to talk hypothetically. He explains that she was his first love, and a part of him wishes they could be together
it doesnt mean he thinks they should do it. Theyve both moved on and he doesnt think they should throw it all away because of a dream
just wasnt meant to be. Belle comments on Shawns maturity
starts to talks about the old Shawn
He cuts her off and says
Mimi cant figure out what Kate is talking about. Kate explains that Basic Black will pay for the wedding and a romantic honeymoon and that Shawn and Mimi can even pick the French Riviera, Switzerland, or even Haiti for the honeymoon. Mimi wants to know what the catch is. Kate pretends innocence. All Mimi has to do is enjoy it and then document it all when she gets back for Salem Style Magazine
lots of Kate gushing a thank you to Mimi for all she has done for Philip, Belle, and Claire. Mimi is excited but says shell have to okay it with Shawn and leaves to go find him. Kate watches with a satisfied look on her face.
Shawn tells Belle that he is happy for her and Philip
he doesnt want to think about the what ifs and maybe somedays because after losing Zach and almost Claire...life is too short
he is happy for Belle and Philip and is choosing to move on with his life with Mimi. Belle says all that is left then is to congratulate him and gives him a hug. She wants him to be happy. Mimi stares at them and then approaches. Belle hugs her and says shes happy for both of them. She wants Mimi to promise that she will by a pretty matron of honors dress. Philip walks out and comments on the happy couple. He tells them all that it was only a matte of time before they both found out they were perfect for each other. Shawn and Mimi smile and he continues by saying the only thing he is going to wish them is that they wind up as happy as Belle and he are. LOL
I am going to let you all decide for yourselves, what the look on Belles face means (I learned my lesson the hard way last night).
Devereax House: Jennifer & Frankie
Jennifer cant believe it. Frankie reiterates that he still loves her. He knows she will always love Jack but thought he should be honest about his feelings. Jennifer admits that she thought that might be the case. They talk about his saying that he came back just to get Max settled in. He admits that the real reason was to see her
thought Jack was still dead
found out he wasnt when he got there
knew he should have gone back to D.C. and on one had was happy for her but on the other hand he was sad for himself. He says he didnt know Jack was dying but couldnt refuse his last wishes.
Jennifer admits that she still cares about him but says she will always love Jack. He apologizes but she tells him that his heart was in a good place and that her husband was just trying to do a good thing. They talk about mixed messages and Jennifer feels badly. They talk about the shower and how she wanted him to kiss her
but she isnt really ready for that. He thinks he should have listened to her when she told him to go back to D.C. They talk about his broken leg and she thanks him for all the help he has given her.
She asks him about the women in his life. He jokes about it but says hes crazy about her. He wishes they could live happily ever after but knows it wont happen. She agrees. Frankie hands her his card
she just needs to call and hell come back. She feels sad about losing her best friend. He kisses her on the cheek, says goodbye, grabs his luggage, and leaves.
Jennifer looks at a picture of Jack and starts crying. She cant understand how Jack could do this to her. Frankie is watching from the window outside. He murmurs that he loves her
and always will. Turning, he leaves.
Hospital Part II: Alex, John, Marlena, and Lois
Just as Alex arrives, Lois tries to push Marlena off the ledge. Alex tries to stop it.
John worries when he doesnt find Alex in his room
wants the police brought in. He sees the mess in Marlenas office and gets even more upset. Alex fights with Lois and tries to pull Marlena back up. Lois hits him from behind with a pipe and he goes down. She tries to push Marlena off again. John shows up with a gun. John saves the day
thinks Alex is to blame
Marlena screams that it was Lois who tried to kill her
and so ends the saga of another boring day with this storyline
Hospital Part III (Inside and Outside): Hope, Bo, Billie, Cops, Max, Abby, and Chelsea
Abby runs up to Max, they hug, and she asks him what is happening with Chelsea. He tells her its not good.
Hope is beyond upset (there are just no words to describe her anguish). Bo is holding her shaking body as she screams at Billie that she killed their son. She looks at Billie with anger and sorrow. Billie apologizes. Bo tells her this is wrong. She tries to explain that her car broke down on the way home from her trip...she was late for a date with Patrick and didnt have time to call a tow truck. She goes on to say she borrowed the SUV
knew where to find Bos extra key, etc
She swears up and down that she never saw Zach
it was dark and thought it was a pothole she hit
panicked and just left. Hope is even more upset. She cant believe Billie just ran away and didnt even go back to see if Zach was alive, didnt even call 911. Through her tears, she asks her what kind of a monster she is.
Billie says she heard about the accident on the radio and then realized what she had done. She says it took her all this time to come down and tell them the truth Hope angrily demands that the cops arrest Billie. She wants her charged with vehicular manslaughter, leaving the scene of a crime, and auto theft. She tells she wants the D.A. to know that they expect Billie to be held without bail. Just as the cops start reading Billie her rights, Bo tells them they cant arrest her. Hope looks at him in shock.
Abby cant believe that Chelsea killed Zach. He tells her it was an accident but that she is letting Billie take the blame. She tells him that she would never let her own mother do that for her. He wants Abby to help him convince Chelsea to tell the truth.
Hope yells at Bo and asks him if he is insane. She wants to know what is wrong with him. Billie admits that what she did was indefensible. Bo holds Hope back as she screams that if the cops dont take Billie away, she will kill her herself.
Abby and Max come in and see Chelsea in tears. They pull her away and Abby tries to convince her to tell the truth. Chelsea says that she never asked her mother to do this. She tells her that the longer she keeps lying that the worse it will look. Chelsea finally admits that she was looking for her cell phone. She doesnt want to go to jail. Max tells her that if she is honest now they might go easier on her. Abby tells her that she cant ask Bo to lie for her. She reiterates that she never meant to hurt Zach. Abby wants her to tell the truth for Bo, Hope, Zach, and Billie. Chelsea finally agrees but says she has to talk to Bo and Hope in private first.
Bo tries to explain himself to Hope. He tells her he isnt protecting Billie, but someone else. Chelsea comes walking through the door and Hope looks at her and says oh my god its Chelsea. She thinks Bo is trying to protect his daughter from finding out that her mother is a cold-blooded child killer. Bo tells her that isnt true. She turns and apologizes to Chelsea. Chelsea loses it and runs away with Max and Abby going after her.
Hope demands that Billie be taken away because she confessed. Bo tells Billie this could be her last chance. Hope turns on Bo and demands to know why he is defending the woman who killed their son. He tells her she doesnt understand. Hope throws that back at him and accuses him of putting Billie first...before Zach...before everything. She wants Billie to rot in prison and rot in hell and runs over to the cops and tells them to take Billie away. Bo pulls her back but she screams at him not to touch her.
Bo wants to talk to Billie for a minute and tells her that the truth will come out. Billie wants him to just let it go
more Chelsea guilt
tries to convince him that she is protecting his marriage to Hope as well
because if Hope finds out what his part was in Chelsea driving again
his marriage will be over. Bo says that the longer it takes for the truth to come out, the worse it will be for his wife. Billie wont listen. The cops start to take her away.
Chelsea mumbles that she wants to be truthful but shes scared. Billie hears her and tells her not to be afraid and to remember she loves her. Chelsea tells her mom that she loves her as well but she doesnt think she can
Billie stops her from finishing and tells her everything will be find. Abby and Max confront Chelsea and beg her to tell the truth. She refuses.
Bo finds a despondent Hope. He tells her about Billie being taken away and apologizes to her. She does the same and they hug. Hope tells him she knows why he is trying to protect Chelsea
she has been through so much
her mom killed Zach. She starts crying and says that Zach is gone and never coming back, but that the person responsible will pay and justice will be done. The camera pans to Bo who looks pensive.
Bo murmurs to himself that when he tells Hope the truth, she will turn her back on him
he cant let her go through this on her own.
Carrie asks Lucas what kind of heartless person would do this to her employees?
A devastated Austin tells Sami that Carrie is Highstyles CEO and the person whose life he just destroyed.
Hope says to Roman: She stole Bos car and committed hit and run. What do you call that if its not murder?
Friday Jan 20
Samis Apartment: Austin & Sami
Austin is talking to Nicole on the phone. He wants to get the inventory transferred by the weekend to the distributor, and suggests that she try designing the packaging since shes so good at that sort of thing. He thanks her for the great job she has done and says goodbye. Sami arrives and Austin is excited about this new business venture. She asks if its the takeover and destruction of companies that he likes. He tells her thats the ugly part and that he likes the challenge of changing a failure into a success. Sami calls him on it, but he just says that hes not being ruthless and mentions maybe going back with Carrie to Los Angeles. Sami tells him he cant and he looks at her questioningly.
Sami wants Austin to focus on the company and not on Carrie. He tells her that Highstyle is in Los Angeles and if he goes with Carrie he might get to meet the companys CEO and talk things through...help with the transition. Sami warns him that the CEO hates him and wont want anything to do with him. He defends himself by saying that the company would have self-destructed anyway and he saved the product line. She reminds him of all the meetings he has coming up with the distributor, loan officer, Mickey...etc...and he backs down.
Austin is feeling bad for Carrie and Sami suggests he go and check on her...talk to her about his company. He doesnt think she will want to see him right now or hear about his business. Sami pushes it. Austin wonders what she is up to. She tap-dances but really wants him to go and see Carrie. He finally agrees
tells her he thought she was trying to come between him and Carrie again and apologizes. Sami preens. All of a sudden Austin remembers that he doesnt even know the name of Carries company. And what a surprise
all of a sudden Sami remembers that Carrie gave her a business card and its in her purse. She pulls it out, smirks and then pretends to be shocked. He grabs it from her and he doesnt need to pretend to be shocked, because he is.
Austin is disgusted and angry with himself. Sami plays her innocence to the hilt. She asks him if he would have done things differently if he had known that Carrie was the CEO of Highstyle. He screams that he would have and that he not only stole her company, but took over her inventory, and fired her staff. He decides he has to go over and tell her the truth. Sami thinks that Carrie will blame it all on her. Austin is going to tell Carrie that it is all his fault. Sami mumbles to herself that she cant wait to see this.
Lucass Apartment: Lucas & Carrie
Carrie talks about having to go back to Los Angeles so as CEO she can be with her employees during this time. She feels so helpless. She thinks there might be something she can do to still save her company...maybe if she were tougher. Lucas offers to help her
offers some Titan resources
offers to fuel the Titan jet and go back to Los Angeles with her. She tells him she cant accept his generous offer. Lucas wont give up. He tells her that Titan can invest in the company so the takeover will fail...infuse enough cash to halt everything. Carrie is grateful but wants to fix things on her own. She just wants to know who is behind the takeover...who blindsided her company. Lucas sympathizes.
Carrie reminds Lucas that she is back with Austin now. She knows he is disappointed. Lucas pretends that he is just there as her friend and wants her to be happy. She feels bad about her employees. He tells her she isnt to blame. She wanted to feel like a success...remembers that Austin wanted her to be more ruthless...chastises herself for being more concerned with employee happiness that the bottom line.
Carrie gets a phone call from Becky. She hangs up and tells Lucas that it doesnt matter anymore because the company is gone and there is nothing anyone can do to save it. He tells her how sorry he is.
Carrie starts looking at some of the angry emails from her employees. Lucas rags big-time on the person who stole her company. Carrie realizes she should have worked with Lucas. He goes in for the kill and twists the knife. Then he tells her that at least he will still be there for her. Carrie agrees and says she also has her family, friends, and Austin. She says she really needs Austin now. Lucas is really enjoying this. He thinks to himself that she will hate Austin when she finds out the truth and then she will turn to him.
Carrie instructs Becky to close the accounts and divide the remaining capital to the employees...two months worth of pay. She apologizes again, offers to put in a good word for Becky with the new owner, and thanks Becky for her loyalty. Lucas tells her she cant give out the capital because she will go bankrupt. Carrie doesnt care. Shes not even sure if she should go back to Los Angeles...shes already lost everything she cared about and her company is destroyed.
The doorbell rings and its Austin. He tells Lucas that he needs to talk with Carrie. Sami trails in behind him. Carrie tells Austin that she cant save her company
talks about the terrible emails
the pink slips...and wishes she could get her hands on the monster that destroyed her company. Sami and Lucas are both trying to hide their smirks as Austin tells her the truth
that he is the monster.
Hospital Part 1: Shawn & Kate
Kate tells Shawn how sorry she is about hiss little brothers death and the fact that this is why Claire could get her transplant. She tells him that Zach was a wonderful little boy. Shawn quietly thanks her for saying that. She asks where Mimi is and he tells her that she was almost asleep on her feet so he made her go home to sleep. Kate and he discuss Philip and Belle who are resting at the hospital. Shawn says neither of them will leave until they can take Claire home with them. Kate continues to thank him for everything he has done for Claire. He reminds her that he is the godfather and feels like Claire is his own
Kate doesnt let him finish and tells him that they are all so happy about the engagement and that he and Mimi deserve to be happy. Shawn is suspicious of Kates intentions and starts questioning her about her generous offer for their wedding. He knows that hes not Kates favorite person and wants to know what shes really up to. Kate just looks at him.
Shawn asks her why she is pushing so hard for him and Mimi to hurry up and get married. Kate gets defensive and tap-dances. She tells him shes just trying to make things better for him and Mimi after the rough year they have had. Shawn still looks skeptical. He wants to know what she will get out of it. Kate goes into business mode. Shawn reminds her that she tried to do the same for Lucas and Sami and look what happened there. He tells Kate that she is always up to something. Kate looks him in the eye and says she just wants him and Mimi to be happy. He pushes the issue (LOL
I love the way Shawn has got Kates numberJason is doing a great job here!) and tells her point blank that she never liked him or Mimi
reminds her about the motorcycle incident at phelles wedding where he almost killed Philip and Belle
how she tried to get him arrested
never thought Mimi was good enough for Rex.
Kate s tells Shawn she thinks hes changed and matured
that he wouldnt come between Philip and Belle again. He tells her that he is trying to build a future with Mimi. Kate pleads her case. She just wants to thank him and Mimi for what they did for Belle and Philip during Claires illness. He tells her he will think on it and discuss it with Mimi
thanks her for caring
and goes to find his parents. Kate murmurs to herself that all she cares about is Philips happiness and as soon as Shawn and Mimi are married, the safer Philips marriage will be.
Hospital Part II: Hope, Bo, Shawn, Roman
Hope cant understand how Billie could have done what she did. Bo is still trying to make like Zachs death was an accident. Hope turns on him and screams not to defend that woman to her...she killed her son! She tells him again that Billie left Zach in the street...didnt go back...didnt call 911...calls her inhuman.
Roman comes in and apologizes to Bo and Hope that he wasnt there before. He tells Hope how sorry he is about Zach. Bo tells him they cant go home yet. Hope gets upset again. She cant imagine what it will be like to walking into his room and seeing his toys, his books, his blankie... Roman tells them he cant imagine what they are going through and hugs Hope.
Roman wants to know what he can do. An emotional Hope wants Billie to get the punishment she deservesto be charged with murdering her son. She thinks that Billie is trying to destroy her family. Roman tells her he cant do that. Billie will be punished, but it was an accident and she didnt know she hit Zach. Hope breaks down and screams that Billie stole Bos car and committed a hit and run. She wants to know what he would call that if not murder.
Shawn is there now. Hes upset and wants to know what is going on as well. He tells Hope that he never thought it would be someone that they knew and is surprised that his dads vehicle was involved. He cant understand how Billie would borrow it without even telling his dad and how she could hit Zach... Hope tells him that although some are calling it an accident, it was murder. Shawn wants to make sure she is punished. Bo steps in and asks him to stay with his mom while he and Roman go and talk. Hope keeps saying that it was a murder. Shawn promises that the driver will be punished.
Bo and Roman leave off the cop persona and talk as brothers. Bo tells Roman the truth about Billie not driving. Roman wants to know who the hell was driving then. Bo admits that it was Chelsea. Roman looks at him in shock.
Hope asks about Claires transplant. Shawn tells her that the transplant was a success and that Zachs liver was a perfect match. Hope is happy for Philip and Belle. Shawn thinks that Claire will be more special to them now because Zach will always be a part of her. He tells softly her how grateful everyone is for the decision she and his dad made. Hope is sobbing. She prayed for Claire, but never thought her baby would be Claires donor. Shawn tries to make sense of it and says that Zach is still with them but maybe God wanted him in heaven. Hope doesnt believe this was Gods plan. Shawn doesnt know if they will ever understand.
Hope is in so much pain. She tells Shawn that she is afraid that one day she will close her eyes and wont be able to hear Zachs voice. Shawn tells her that will never happen. She doesnt want tomorrow to come because it will be the first day without Zach in this world
.then his birthday will come
New Years again. A sweet Zach flashback
Hope says it was hard to watch her baby growing up so fast but now he wont ever grow up. Shawn tries to comfort his mom and says that Zach was happy every day he was with them. Hope tells him that they were too, but will never be happy again
she just wants Zach back
wants her baby back. They hug each other tight.
Roman is having a hard time believing that Bos daughter killed Zach. Bo tells him that Billie took the blame because it was their daughter. He tells Roman that he cant charge Billie with anything because she didnt do it. Roman wants to know what Bo is asking him to do. Bo is upset and doesnt know. He tells Roman that he tried to explain the truth to Hope but she is too upset. Roman thinks it will be harder now that Billie is under arrest. Bo knows that he lied to his wife but doesnt know how he can turn Chelsea in. Roman doesnt know what to tell him. Bo also admits that Chelseas license was suspended...that he signed the temporary permit and loaned his truck to her before she finished her lessons. Roman deduces that Hope doesnt know about that. Bo thinks he shares just as much responsibility as Chelsea for what happened to Zach, and that when he tells Hope what really happened, she will turn her back on him. He admits that he is scared but is determined that Hope not go through this on her own.
Shawn cant believe he will never be a brother again. Hope tells him he will always be a brother, and that Zach will always be a part of their lives. He thinks its never going to be the same but promises his mom that they will get through this...they just have to believe that...because they love each other...and thats what his mom said...thats what Gran always said...if they love each other they can get through anything.
Bo talks about Chelseas bad driving record and Billies clean one. He thinks that Chelsea would be locked up but that Billie would be okay
doesnt want Chelsea to go to prison. Hes just concerned about Hope. Roman tells him straight out that he is rationalizing and he knows it is wrong...when the truth is revealed, Bo will have to worry about his marriage.
Hospital Part III: John, Marlena, Alex, Lois, and Kate
John tries to kill Alex again. Marlena screams it was Lois. Lois tries to tap-dance. John isnt sure. Lois finally tells the truth and then tries to disappear. Ladies fight
John takes over
Alex screams at John
More confessions from Lois
describes her deadly deeds
rags on Marlena
security guard to the rescue with Kate on his heels
Neither Alex nor Marlena want to press charges
want Lois to get psychiatric help. Kate asks questions
Marlena finishes the fairytale
She takes a tired Alex back to his room. Kate warns John that Alex and Marlena will grow even closer now. John goes into vigilante mode again.
Carrie asks Austin if his trip to Los Angeles was about him scoping out her company. She slaps him across the face. Nicole is watching from behind.
Jennifer tells Frankie that she needs to be honest about her feelings for him.
Patrick tells a squirming Chelsea that for some reason Billie is taking the fall. He asks her why Billie would lie and say she killed an innocent little boy?
Hope tells Bo that she hates Billie for taking her baby away.
Monday Jan 23
At Lucas: Just as Austin starts talking to Carrie Nicole bursts in. She announces to Austin that she pink-slipped all the employees right down to the mailroom and even managed to get them out of the rental lease in L.A. She makes a derogatory remark about the offices. Austin tries to stop her from talking but Nicole just rattles on as Carrie gets more and more upset. Nicole finally picks up on the tension and asks if something is wrong. Sami sidles up to Carrie with her fake sympathetic smile pasted on her face and says High Style was Carries company. Carrie says its true then the three of you took my company from me. Nicole blunt and truthful as well says youre the one that drove into the ground. Carrie is very angry at Austin she was so happy that they had reconnected but Austin was only used for he never cared for her. Austin says that is not true. He didnt know it was her company none of them did. Carrie doesnt believe them she gave Sami her business card. Sami says that Carrie put the card in her address book she didnt look at it until just a few minutes ago. Lucas chimes in and says there is no way that Austin couldnt have known that Carrie was the CEO. Austin tells him to be quiet he doesnt know anything about it. Carrie slaps him. I absolutely hate the way Sami and Lucas stand there and gloat it turns my stomach
sigh. Austin asks Carrie to believe him when he says they didnt know. She then accuses him of distracting her while his partners took apart her company. Austin is hurt that she would even think that. She asks him if he had known it was her company would that have made a difference. He says of course he wouldnt have done it. He tells her they will undo the takeover Nicole tells him it cant be done, High Style is dead. Austin tells her to think of a way Nicole stresses the fact that its over by comparing High Style to Humpty Dumpty.
Carrie continues to rant calling Austin ruthless. Lucas adds his fuel to the fire by going on about how Austin has changed into one of those cold heartless corporate raiders that gain power and wealth at the expense of the people they put out of work. Austin defends himself and says that is not who he is. He asks Carrie to believe him. She tells him that he disgusts her. Her company was her life and her employees were her friends. She doesnt know how she can face them now. Austin tells her that hell make it up to her. She asks him how. He doesnt know but he promises he will. Sami apologises to Carrie and makes sure she mentions how she tried to talk Austin and Nicole out of the takeover. Sami tells Carrie that she is upset because of what this is doing to Carrie and Austins relationship. Carrie says she let her guard down and trusted Austin she wont make that mistake again. Austin says again that he never meant to hurt her. Carrie doesnt want to hear it she hates the man he has become maybe this is who he always was and she was too blinded by love to see it. Lucas comforts Carrie Sami is in her glory thinking to herself that Carrie has Lucas shoulder to lean on, Carrie will never forgive Austin. Its just a matter of time until Austin is all hers.
Patricks place: Chelsea is feeling sorry for herself. She tells Zack she is sorry but she cant go to jail. Patrick comes in and wants a good explanation for what she has done. Chelsea is shocked and asks him if he knows. He knows that Zack Brady was killed and that Billie confessed its in the newspaper. He tells Chelsea that she cant let her mother take the blame for something she didnt do. Chelsea asks him how he knows that she didnt do it why would she say she did if she didnt. He tells Chelsea to tell him everything she knows and not to leave anything out. Patrick says something is wrong Billie couldnt have done this. Chelsea says that Billie isnt a martyr she wouldnt have confessed to it if she hadnt done it. Patrick says there are too many holes in Billies story. Chelsea asks him to explain. He says Billie uses Titans car service if her car broke down why didnt she call them or call him. Patrick is convinced that Billie is covering for someone. Chelsea asks him who he thinks she is covering for. Patrick says he doesnt know but hes going to find out. Hes going to police station. Chelsea says do you really think she will tell you? Patrick says they have gotten close and he will know if she is lying. After he leaves Chelsea talks to herself. She convinces herself that Billie always said she wanted to make up for the years they had lost and this is how she can do it. A mother is supposed to protect her child. She prays that everyone that knows the truth keeps their mouths shut and that Patrick never finds out the truth.
Police station: Roman tells the two rookies that he wants to speak to Billie in his office before they take her statement. Roman asks her what she is doing. She gives him the spiel about hitting Zack and facing the consequences. Roman tells her he knows she wasnt driving, Chelsea was. Billie says they will never be able to prove it. Billie is upset with Bo for telling Roman the truth. Roman says Bo is a cop, it was his duty. He does tell her that Bo spoke to him as a brother, not a cop. Roman tells Billie that the truth is going to come out. Billie is determined to protect Chelsea with her driving record she will end up in jail. Roman replies that a jury will decide. He also tells her that Bo is going to tell Hope the truth. Billie tells Roman that he has to convince Bo not to do that. Roman says that Bo and Hopes marriage is based on honesty theyve gone through their share of bad times and this is going to be one of the most difficult. Billie tells Roman that hes not looking at this clearly. She asks him what he thinks will happen if Bo tells Hope the truth. Roman tells her to tell him what is going to happen. She says that Hope will never forgive Bo for signing that temporary license and giving the keys to Chelsea because if he hadnt Zack would still be alive. Their marriage will be over. Roman says Hope is going to find out the truth hes sure of that. He also knows that if Bo keeps lying to her their marriage will have no chance at all. The young cops come to take Billie to booking. Patrick is there he wants to know what she is doing. She tells him the lie but he isnt convinced. He tells her she needs a lawyer. Roman agrees. Billie insists that she doesnt need one she wants to take responsibility. She tells Patrick to let it go then she tells him she loves him. He tells her that he loves her and when Roman and the cops take her to booking he says sorry Billie I cant let it go. I will get to the bottom of this.
Frankie & Jen: Jen remembers Frankie kissing her goodbye and telling her that he will always love her. She grabs her coat and runs to the door and opens it to find Frankie standing there. He is bringing her the keys to the house to return. She tells him to keep them he can use them the next time he comes to Salem to visit. They say goodbye again. The cabbie honks the horn and Frankie says he has to leave doesnt want to miss his flight. He asks her where she is going does she want to share the cab. She says she isnt going anywhere. He says you have your coat in your hands. She admits that she was going to try and catch him to talk to him. He comes in and tells her hell get a later flight. He wants to know what she wants to talk about. She apologises to him for her reaction his revelation came as a shock. He tells her that he is sorry he upset her. He thinks she had to have known how he felt. She says maybe on some level but to hear him say it
She says he was being honest and now she has to be honest. There was a time when her and Jack were apart that she thought about him a lot. She explains that when you are alone you tend to think about your past. Frankie was her first love and when she thought about him she didnt think of him as a friend. She goes on to say that she never thought of him when she was with Jack. Frankie understands first loves you never forget but he knows how much she loves Jack they were the real thing. He knows that she will always love Jack. She tells Frankie that her and Jack were very happy they thought they had all the bad times behind them but it wasnt meant to be. Frankie talks about how they always managed to find their way back to each other the last time they even had another child. Jen smiles as she talks about Jack Jr. Frankie tells her that Jack didnt want her to stop living just because he was dying. She says that her and Jack were very happy together and wont betray him or his memory. She apologises to Frankie for sending him mixed signals. He is going to leave and Jen stops him and tells him that she doesnt want him to go. Her family needs him. Jack is gone and she can really use her good friend to help her. Frankie tells her that he will stay as long as she needs him they hug.
Bradys: Hope is standing outside the door to Zacks room her hands on the sign on his door that says Zacks Room. Bo is beside her. She says this and his clothes and toys are all we have left of him. Bo tries to stop her from doing this but she opens the door and goes inside. She finds some of Zacks discarded clothing on the floor. She picks up the clothes and holds them close to her as she cries. She then gathers up a stuffed animal and sits on his bed. Bo tries again to get her to leave but she wont. She goes and turns on the lamp it plays twinkle twinkle little star. She says that Zack was so good
Bo tells her not to do this to herself as he turns off the lamp. Hope cant believe they left Zack at the hospital. She says he is never coming home she is never going to see her sweet little boy, her angel again. She cant let go. She wants him back. Bo says they will get through this together. Hope wants Billie to pay for murdering Zack. Bo says it was an accident. Hope gets very upset. She lies down on Zacks bed clutching the stuffed animal, crying. Bo picks her up and carries her out of the room. Bo builds a fire in the fireplace. Hope cant believe how reckless Billie was. Bo tells her again that what happened to Zack was an accident. Hope is very angry with Bo. She tells him he makes it sound like Zack fell and skinned his knee. She hates Billie for taking her son away from her. She talks about how she will never see Zack again, never get to tell him she loves him never get to read him another story all the stories ended with and they lived happily ever after. But there is no happy ending for Zack or for them. Bo tells her that she has to let go of the anger. He knows that Zacks death left a big hole inside of her he knows because its how he feels. He says they cant let that hole be filled with hate. She doesnt think she can let go. He tells her that Zack would want them to get through this together. They need to get their strength from each other. Zack wouldnt want them to be ripped apart. He tells her that he is going to go and find her something to eat. She is sitting on the couch. She imagines that Zack runs down the stairs and tells her that he loves her. She hugs him and says she loves him and she will never forget him. She says his name but its just the stuffed animal she is holding.
Preview: Patrick to Chelsea Why is Billie taking the blame for Zack when you and I both know she is innocent? Kate to Billie (Billie is in a jail cell) If you wont tell the truth, I will. Bo to Hope Theres something I have to tell you
something you need to know. Nicole to Sami Youre sorry ass is going to be on the unemployment line. Sami You dont even know what youre talking about. Lucas to Carrie Question is, now that youve seen him for who he really is, can you give him up?
Tuesday Jan 24
Okay here's a thought: Why doesn't Austin offer the CEO position back to Carrie now that he owns the company? Surely we could skip the torture of listening to Sami, Lucas and Nicole...yada...yada...
Kudos to Kristian again.
Lucass Apartment: Lucas and Carrie
Carrie is bemoaning her losses
believes her career is a washout....she lost everything. Lucas pumps up Carrie...is sure she will bounce back again...maybe start a new company in Salem from the ground up. Carrie doesnt think so. Lucas bad-mouths Austin. Carrie bemoans losing Austin. Lucas moves in
Lucas really plays into her insecurities
calls Austin a hardnosed businessman who doesnt care who he tramples on...pushes her buttons
Lucas brings Carrie a cup of tea and asks if it is over with Austin. When she hesitates, he cant believe she would give Austin another chance to hurt her...continues to badger her about it.
Carrie has gone over to Austins (see below) and Lucas is ranting and raving. He cant believe that after everything he has done to make sure they (Lucas and Carrie) can get together that Carrie might actually forgive Austin.
Samis Apartment: Sami, Nicole, and Austin
Austin is being a busy bee at the computer
frustration all over the place. Nicole is up in arms about him throwing all their hard work away. Austin becomes a Gloomy Gus goes for a walk in the apartment. Sami agrees with Nicole
Austin refuses to give up. He tells them that they are wasting their time...Carrie gave her heart and soul to her company and he loves her too much to take it away from her. Nicole refuses to give up to
Sami gets on her high horse and rubs in the fact that she warned Austin and Nicole not to go after Highstyle with a hostile takeover. Nicole counters that Sami was supposed to find out the name of the CEO. Sami thinks it was Nicoles job and wonders if she kept the information to herself so that she could get Austin. Nicole is shocked and says this sounds like a Sami trick. Austin agrees with Nicole.
Sami pleads her innocence
promises she would have told Austin if she knew
Austin believes her and blames himself...failed completely. Nicole and Sami start arguing. Nicole defends herself and says she tried so hard in L.A. to find out the CEOs identity. Austin stops them. He is going to give Carrie her company back if it is the last thing he does.
Austin has phoned somebody and is asking if there is any way he can stop the takeover. The answer is no. Sami and Nicole go at it again. Austin breaks them up one more time. Nicole reminds him that it was an innocent mistake and that this is a wonderful opportunity for them. Austin reminds them about Carrie just as the doorbell rings.
Carrie comes in and Austin tells her how glad he is that she came over...tells her sorry he is for what he has done...tells her how he never knew she was the CEO and how he tried to reverse the takeover but cant. He begs her to forgive him. Carrie just looks at him.
Brady House: Hope, Bo, Alice, Maggie and Julie
Bo begs Hope to eat the soup he made for her. Hes worried that she hasnt eaten in so long and might get sick. Hope only has Zach on her mind and isnt hungry. Shes got Zachs stuffed animal and favorite t-shirt and is holding them tight. She cant understand how Billie could do this to them...hopes it haunts her for the rest of her life and wants Billie to rot in prison for the rest of her life. Bo tells her he has something to tell her. Hope stares at him.
Hope wants to know what it is. Bo remembers his talk with Chelsea and saying he would not lie to his wife...he remembers his talk with Billie...crying that it is his fault Zach is dead
he will have to live with that knowledge...knows that when he looks in Hopes eyes...she will feel the same way...she will always blame him. He turns to Hope and blurts out that he loves her and always will. Hope is crying now. She hugs him and says she just doesnt know how she would get through this without him. He tells her that isnt something she will ever have to worry about...they will get through it together. They kiss.
Hope finds a picture that Zach made of himself and his mom tucked in his backpack. She opens it up and starts crying...hugs it to her chest. It says Mommy and Me. She tells Bo that Zach told her he had a surprise for her. Bo puts his arms around her and tells her he doesnt want her to do this to herself. She tells him she misses Zach so much...misses her baby...this is the last drawing she will ever have from him...he is everywhere she looks...toys...cup....she never wants to forget
all she has left are memories. The doorbell rings but Hope doesnt want Bo to answer it. He tells her it might be family and goes to find out. She cries again and promises to keep Zachs picture.
Bo comes back with Alice, Maggie, and Julie. Hope goes to Alice and cries. Maggie hugs Hope. She has some food from the restaurant with her...Hopes favorite salad...rolls... Alice also brought her homemade chicken soup. Hope just isnt hungry. Julie tells her she has to take care of herself...keep her strength up for Bo and Shawn if not for herself... they need each other to get through this. Bo walks in with his coat on and tells Hope that now that she has family with her that he is going to check in at the station. Hope is beyond angry
she corrects him and says he is going to check on Billiethe woman who murdered their son. Bo tries to explain himself and tells her he doesnt want to fight about Billie. Hope wants to know why he insists on worrying about her then. He tells her its not what she thinks and wishes she would understand. Alice tells him to go and says they will look after Hope. Bo kisses Hope on the forehead. Hope tells him sarcastically that he should go do what he needs to. She wont look at him as he goes.
Hope has Zachs stuffed animals. She tells Maggie and Julie that she will have something to eat later. They tell her that they love her. She asks them for some privacy and looks at the framed picture that was taken at Christmas.
Police Station: Patrick, Abby, Max, Billie, and Chelsea
Patrick wants to know about Billie arraignment. Kate shows up and he tells her about Billies confession....about the hit and run...and what she is charged with.
The camera scans to Billies mug shot
then to her being fingerprinted
then to her being shut into a cell by herself.
Max, Abby, and Chelsea arrive. Chelsea is doing her I dont wanna rant...her life will be over...has changed her mind...they are her friends and they are supposed to keep her secret. Max and Abby try to convince her otherwise
promise to be there to support her. Chelsea doesnt buy their arguments. She is sure her dad wont rat on her and equally sure that Patrick is clueless so the secret is safe. Abby appeals to her conscience
She cant believe Chelsea will just let her mother go to jail for her. Chelsea is back to hating Billie and loving her first mom. Abby persists. Chelsea is sure that Billie can work the system in her favor given her background so she decides its a no go. Miss Chelsea is not going to do the noble thing. Max still cant believe that she is going to let Billie be punished for something she didnt do. Chelsea is more worried about being put away forever and dying in there.
Kate refuses to believe that Billie is guilty. Patrick agrees and says that is why he is here. He tells her how close he and Billie have gotten lately and cant understand why Billie is so gung-ho to go to prison and wont get a lawyer. Kate decides shes going to talk to her daughter.
Billie is walking her cell. Kate asks the guard if she can speak to her daughter. She tells Billie that she doesnt believe she is guilty and wants her to get a lawyer. Billie goes into a sob story and tells Kate everything. Kate cant believe Billie is protecting Chelsea
She threatens to tell the truth if Billie wont. Billie pleads with her mom not to tell. Kate thinks they should just get a good lawyer for Chelsea. Billie plays the guilt card and reminds her mom that she wasnt there to protect her children. She is determined to play the sacrificial lamb. More arguing.
Chelsea tells them that she feels horrible and admits to being distracted so she didnt see Zach. Abby calls her on it and she also admits that she was trying to call Abby on her cell phone when she had the accident. She knows its illegal in their state to use the phone when you are driving. Patrick approaches and asks to talk to Chelsea privately about the accident that killed Zach.
Billie guilts her mommy dearest. She is determined not to make the same mistakes Kate did with them.
Before Max and Abby leave, Abby tells Chelsea to do the right thing. Patrick pulls her into Romans office and demands that she be honest with him. He thinks she knows more than she is saying and wants to know why Billie is taking the blame when they both know she is innocent.
Bo arrives and Kate tells him she knows that Billie isnt guilty. She asks him to talk to her daughter. Billie doesnt want to talk anymore. He insists and tells her she wont get away with it and he is going to put a stop to all the lies.
Abby asks Chelsea what she is doing. Chelsea is burning a piece of paper.
Jennifer tells Hope that losing Zach destroyed Bo. Hope is crying and just doesnt know how he can talk to her.
Billie warns Bo that it could be the end of his marriage and asks him if that is what he really wants.
Marlena tells Alex that she would really like to renew their wedding vows. Alex is a happy camper.
Wednesday Jan 25
The New Salem Gold Star goes out to Kristian Alfonso & Peter Reckell today. Peter did an amazing job of portraying an emotionally conflicted person with nowhere to turn. For the first time, I could actually see Bo edging his way towards despair...a broken man. Kristian continued to give one of her most flawless performances.
Hospital: John, Kate, Alex, and Marlena
An upset Kate explains to John that Billie has confessed to hitting Zach. John cant believe she did it and says Billie would never have left the scene
isnt that reckless... she was a cop
she was ISA
He tells Kate that he doesnt blame Marlena for being angry
is upset she is getting closer to Alex
The nurse tells Marlena that Alex can leave when the test results are back. Marlena is all into Alex. John isnt and Kate is along for the ride. Alex taunts him
John taunts him back...wants info on Lois (Does anyone really believe that Alex is an ethical doctor and believes in doctor/patient confidentiality? I mean he did treat his supposed wife!) Alex defends his actions to the death (I wish!) Marlena wants to be with her beloved
gets all high and mighty and kicks John and Kate out.
John goes on about Alex and his manipulations. He decides hell investigate Lois himself. He goes in to see Lois and asks her if its all a scam. The woman looks lovely in a straitjacket. Lois taunts him. He questions her. She throws his relationship with Kate in his face. Kate denies it. John is glad that Lois is out of commission. That way the fair Marlena will be safe. Lois laughs
safe with Alex???
Marlena pours compliments on Alex. He takes them like a man
she wants her future to be with him. He questions her familys acceptance. She wont abandon them
is cutting ties with John and wants to renew their wedding vows. (Okay let me just say that I really hope Marlena has her memory back and is playing Alex here
the alternative is just too silly
John cant believe he believed Lois in the first place. He asks Kate if she believes that Alex is still a threat. Kate thinks Lois is crazy. John wants to know who beat Marlena
Alex or Lois. He decides to check on her. Kate waits outside Loiss room. Lois is ranting at her. Kate leaves.
Marlena and Alex are in a hot clinch. John watches. Lois is going crackers in her room. She will have Alex
Marlena will die
Alex gets to leave. Marlena wants to go home and plan the wedding. John is upset. The nurses think its so romantic. John has tears in his eyes as he says hes lost Marlena again. Kate comforts him.
Brady Home: Hope and Jennifer
Hope closes her eyes and hugs Zachs stuffed teddy bear. Jennifer arrives and puts her arms around her, rubbing her back in comfort. She tells her that she came to see how she is but then admits that it is a stupid thing to say. Hope admits to sending Alice, Julie, and Maggie home...knows they love her...knows their hearts are breaking, but its too hard for her to be with anyone right now. Jennifer wants to know what Hope will do with Zachs toys. Hope breaks down
doesnt know what to do...she cant let go
misses her baby so much. Jennifer is there for her and tells her that if she is not ready to let him go, then she can keep Zachs toys for a year if she wants to...as long as it takes...she doesnt have to put them away until she is ready. Hope says she hates seeing them but hates not seeing them. Jen thinks its a miracle that Hope even got out of bed this morning given how much pain she is in.
Hope murmurs that she will be strong and make sure that she goes to jail for a long time. Jennifer questions her. Hope explains that it was Billie who hit Zach and says that Bo is with her right now. Jennifer is shocked. Jennifer cant believe that Billie would leave the scene of a crime. Hope refuses to listen
her baby is dead and Billie is responsible....she killed her boy...her son...her baby is dead. Jennifer wonders why Billie would take Bos car. Hope tells her bitterly that she has always felt entitled to Bo and cant understand why everyone is defending her. Jennifer tries to defend Bo and tells Hope that he is destroyed from losing Zach. Hope cries that she just doesnt know how he can talk to her.
Hope needs Jennifer to get her mind off what has happened and asks her to talk about something else. Jen explains about Jacks DVD and what it said
how difficult it was but amazing at the same time...to be able to hear Jack and see him... She knows that Frankie still cares for her. Hope tells her that she doesnt have to do anything yet...just be grateful that Frankie is there for her and the kids. She says that if she were alone and didnt have Bo to trust wholeheartedly, shed be lost. She talks about Zach and then tells Billie that she cant stand it
not knowing what is happening...she has to go to the police station. Jennifer doesnt think she should. She watches worriedly as Hope rushes out.
Police Station: Patrick, Abby, Max, Chelsea, Bo, Hope, and Billie
Abby and Max talk about Chelsea. They cant believe she is letting her Mom do this. Max asks Abby if she is going to tell the police the truth.
Patrick is facing off with Chelsea in Romans office. He demands to know the truth
doesnt think Billie could ever do this. Chelsea pouts and wants to know if he thinks she could
.more tap dancing
Bo warns Billie that he cant keep the truth from Hope any longer. He wont let Billie take it all on her shoulders and tells her she can retract her confession.
Abby tells Max that she wont tell the cops or her mom, but reminds him that Bo already knows. She cant understand how Bo could lie to Hope. Max thinks Bo better tell his wife sooner rather than later. Abby hopes that Patrick can talk some sense into Chelsea. She knows he has a lot of influence on her.
Patrick starts musing
plays a little cat and mouse game...Billie is covering for someone
who does Chelsea think that is
no answer just another pout. He tells her that he isnt accusing her and knows she wouldnt let her mom take the blame if she didnt do it. More silence. He speculates about what would make Billie take the blame...and wonders whether Chelsea doesnt know or just isnt going to tell him. And on that note, Patrick leaves.
Bo and Billie argue. He tells her that he and Hope are going through the same pain over Zach and he has to tell her the truth...she deserves the truth....his son is dead. Billie does some Chelsea guilting
does he want to kill her too
Bo is angry and argues back that its not the same and that she obviously doesnt know what it is like to lose a child like this
to know that he isnt going to come running to give you a big hug when you walk through the door at the end of the day....wont be able to wake him in the middle of the night because he has a fever and needs a hug from his daddy. He tells her that a lifetime of watching his son grow up is not going to happen...his son is gone! More Chelsea guilting from Billie. Billie takes a trip down memory lane and reminds Bo about his part in Zachs death, and tells him that a lot of marriages break up over the death of a child. Bo walks out.
Chelsea looks guilty. Patrick brings in Chelseas friends. He tells Max and Abby that he has questions and asks Max why he is looking at Chelsea...wants to know if Max has something to hide and asks where Bos SUV is. Max tells him. Chelsea cant believe Patrick is doing this...Billie already confessed. Patrick says its because he thinks Billie is innocent and he isnt about to let her throw her life away. He wants to know the truth
looks closely at Chelsea and says its like shes afraid of Zachs death being investigated
wants to know why. Chelsea turns away.
Bo asks to be let into Billies cell
He tells her that he has given her argument a lot of thought but that he and Hope have always been honest with each other...she will never forgive him. Billie tells him that if Hope finds out his part in all of this, that she wont let him say another word. He tells her that it is eating him up inside that he is lying to Hope (Kudos to Peter here). He cant bear the thought that Hope will find out from someone else
knows it will be the end of their marriage and that Hope will never forgive him for keeping the truth from her. Billie goes in for the kill
plays on his
biggest weaknesshis love for Hope and the breakup of their marriage. Bo thinks Hope is in so much grief that he doesnt know if he will be able to pull her out of it.
Billie is sure that Hope will turn on him if she knows the truth
might even go over the deep end. Bo is beside himself with pain. Billie thinks that Hope is very lucky to have Bo but will be so angry that she wont be able to turn it off...might go off the deep end. She warns Bo that he cant afford to let that happen for Hopes sake and for Shawn. He asks Billie if she is telling him that he has continue to lie going in order to spare his family. She apologizes but doesnt see any other way. Bo cant believe he signed Chelseas consent form...wonders what the hell he was thinking...berates himself for not wanting to be the bad guy where his daughter is concerned...and now he has lost his son. Billie tells him that Hope isnt the only one suffering
he is too
Zach was his little boy. He thinks about the accident site
seeing Zachs broken body
having to say goodbye. Bo has tears in his eyes and starts sobbing. He keeps expecting Zach to run up to him with his favorite truck and ask to play. It doesnt seem real to him...he was there for it all...but it is real , and now he could lose his wife whether he lies or tells the truth now
he could lose the woman hes loved all his life.
Patrick wants to check things out and look for evidence at Maxs garage. Chelsea interrupts and tells Max they have to go get that thing...the thing they made plans for a few weeks ago. Max wants to know what she is talking about
he tells her their plans can wait and leaves with Patrick. Abby turns to Chelsea and tells her she has to stop lying because eventually someone will find out that she killed Zach.
Billie continues to try and convince Bo to keep the lie
.plays the Hope card....says she will never forgive him. He thinks Hope will hate him but that he deserves it. He just wants to do what is best for Hope but isnt sure what that is. Billie tells him that Hope wont get over this without him...no woman should have to go through this alone. She begs him not to let Hope go through it without him. Bo just looks at her in misery.
Chelsea turns on Abby
doesnt know why they were ever friends because Abby never supports her. Abby just reminds her that she and Max HAVE kept her secret...are both loyal but are wondering why she is doing this. Chelsea pulls out her temporary license and her lighter
says she should have done this a long time ago
sets the license on fire. Abby cant believe she is doing it. Once it is burned, Chelsea pours water over the mess and is sure that Max wont tell and that no one will find out the truth now
that she killed Zach...
Patrick and Max go into the garage but Bos car isnt there. Its already been impounded. Patrick decides to still investigate. He is sure that the cops missed something...someone is keeping a secret...and doesnt believe that Billie was driving.
Billie is vamping for Bo
He tells her he is sorry he wasnt there to share her grief. She tells him how much she used to love him
bemoans hearing their baby was dead
not having him with her. She admits that Hope and she have had problems (mostly over him) but she doesnt wish this type of grief on anyone. She thinks that Hope will need him as much as he did. Cue Hope arriving just as Bo and Billie go in for a hug.
Patrick tells Max that he found something in his records that might be the key to setting Billie free and finding out who really did run down Zach and kill him. Chelsea is watching them.
Bo tells Hope that she doesnt know what is going on there.
Sami tells Carrie that Austin is a different man than when he left Salem after he
Carrie finishes her sentence...dumped Sami at the altar.
Austin is screaming at Lucas. He tells him that he will get her back and not to stand in his way. Lucas guarantees him that there is no way he will get Carrie back.
Thursday Jan 26
**Kudos to Kristian again. She did an amazing job today. Ali was very impressive as well...especially at the beginning. And I loved Darin today...go Max!!!
Samis Apartment: Sami, Carrie, Austin, and Lucas / Lucass Apartment: Lucas and Austin
Austin gets off the phone and thanks Carrie for hanging around. Carrie bites back that business comes first with him. Austin tells her again that he would change things if he could. She tells him she has to leave
get back to L.A. and face her employees. Austin knows she is devastated about her company but begs her to forgive him and try to remember the good times and not just the bad. She asks if the phone call was in relation to the takeover of Highstyle. He denies it and says its about equipment for the new offices and meetings that were set up some time ago. Carrie calls him on it. Austin tries to make amends. He tells her that at another time he wouldnt have rushed but that he didnt know she was the CEO
wouldnt have gone through with the takeover if he had known
explains that his own company would have gone bankrupt if he hadnt done it...again asks for her forgiveness. Carrie isnt impressed.
Lucas arrives looking very upset and Sami is in a panic thinking something has happened to Will. Lucas tells her that Will is fine. (Kudos to Ali in these scenes) He explains about Zach being killed and Billie confessing. They all react with shock. Sami is crying as Lucas tells them about the organ donated to Claire. Austin cant believe that Billie would do it. He thinks this is wonderful and yet horrible news all at the same time. Sami is worried about Hope and Bo. She tells Lucas that if anything ever happens to Will, to just bury her next to him. Sami decides to phone Grandma Caroline.
Lucas decides to go back to his apartment and phone his mom. Austin goes with him. Austin finishes talking to Kate on the phone. He figures that what has happened definitely puts all this business in to perspective. Lucas cuts him up and says that he causes pain and suffering the way he does business....that he claimed to love Carrie and then destroyed everything she cares about.
Back at Samis Apartment: Sami finishes talking to Caroline. Carrie thinks she shouldnt have stayed away for so long...she never even got to meet Zach. Sami reminds her that she wasnt there when they thought their parents had died
she didnt come back because of her
Carrie wants her to focus on the current tragedy. She doesnt think this should be about them. Shes glad that she will be able to see Claire grow up now. Sami reminds her that she is leaving and doesnt think shell be able to do anything. Carrie tells her that if her family needed her... She feels bad for Bo and Hope
cant believe that Claire will get her transplant because Zach died
Austin will succeed but only because he destroyed Carries company. Carrie thinks there is no comparison.
Sami wants to know if Carrie has really given up on Austin. Carrie believes Austin didnt know it was her company. She just has issues with the way he went about it. Sami defends her own part in it. She tells Carrie that Austin really didnt know and wasnt trying to be cruel...but Nicole kept pressuring him. Carrie is skeptical. Sami promises she would have tried to talk him out of it if she had known that Carrie was the CEO.
Lucas is ranting at Austin. He attacks his character. He attacks what Austin has done to Carrie and her company. He pushes Austin to move on without her because it is over. He goes all noble and says that he did the right thingwhen he found out that Carrie was the CEO, he backed right off. He fingers Sami and Nicole
says he thinks they DID know the truth
calls them manipulative witches and belittles Austins business skills. Austin says that he loves Carrie and she loves him and wonders how Lucas could have such a low opinion of Sami if he loved her. Lucas says he did love Sami until she lied.
Sami defends Austin to Carrie
sort of. Yes he tried to find out who the CEO was, but he also wanted to move fast. She blames herself for not looking at the business card
blames Nicole for pushing Austin to follow through
blames Austin for listening more to Nicole than her. Carrie wonders if there was something other than business going on between Nicole and Austin. Sami tells her that she hopes not but mentions how interested Nicole is in Austin and how ruthless she can be. She compares Austin to Nicole and says hes a different man from when he left Salem
Carrie makes a comment about Sami being dumped at the altar.
Lucas goes in for the kill. He tells Austin that he wants to see if there is anything between him (Lucas) and Carrie. Austin gets sarcastic and tells him that he knew she was the CEO but just sat back and let things happen. Lucas counters that he should ask Sami and Nicole just who did that. He wants Austin to do the right thing and not make it harder on everyone. Austin tells him to forget it. There is no way Carrie will transfer her feelings from him to Lucas. He tells him to walk away.
Sami is upset and wants to get back to talking about Austin. Carrie apologies. She thinks that what Sami did to Austin and what she did with Mike, hurt Austin badly and its no wonder that he is different now. Sami tells her how badly she feels for coming between them in the past. Carrie tells her she heard the conversation in the ladies room in L.A. and knows Sami was being sincere. Sami preens. Carrie compliments her on being a good sister. Sami preens again.
Lucas goes in for the kill: Part 11 tells Austin that he is the one who is being unrealistic and that Carrie has already walked away. Austin is sure that once Carrie calms down
he is going to get her back. He warns Lucas to not stand in his way. Lucas doesnt think so.
Sami tells Carrie that Austin was the only one who supported her when her non-wedding went down. Carrie tells Sami point blank that she knows Austin was Samis hero and that she knows she wants a future with him. Sami agrees but says she backed off when she found out that Carrie was still interested in him
wants a relationship with her sister. Carrie admits to being suspicious. Sami talks about the men in her life and says she hopes she has learned from her mistakes. Carrie thinks she can trust Sami. Sami is pleased and says she wont do anything to break that trust.
Maxs Garage: Patrick, Max and Chelsea
Chelsea storms in and Max asks if she is okay...says she looks sick. She bites his head off. He tells her that it must be her guilt that is eating her up. She complains that its him who is stressing her out. She starts whining that she has to live with this forever
doesnt he think this is punishment enough? Billie will get off
wants him to promise to keep his mouth shut
wants to know where Patrick is and if Max told him anything.
Patrick pops up behind her and wants to know why she is there. She reminds him that she and Max had plans and wants to know if Max is ready. Patrick doesnt think so. He tells Max that he found something in his records that might prove Billies innocence and also prove who the guilty party is. Chelsea looks like a deer in headlights.
Patrick wants to know why there is no record of the call for the tow job
wants to know who make the phone call from a cell phone. Chelsea back-stabs her mom
claims she confessed and isnt innocent. Patrick doesnt believe Billies story and thinks she is covering for someone. He wants to know why Max hasnt answered his question. Chelsea butts in and says it must have been Billie who called. Patrick asks Max if Billie was at the car when he got there. Max tells him she wasnt. Patrick wonders why Max didnt think that was odd. Max plays dumb. Patrick is suspicious. He wants to know why Chelsea doesnt have hope for her mom. He cant believe that a daughter would let her mother go to jail for a crime she didnt commit. She uses Jennifers obsession with Jack still being alive as an example. He just looks at her and then leaves to go and talk to the arresting cops at the police station.
Chelsea sobs and sobs and sobs. Shes a horrible person
Max enables her
Chelsea doesnt want to think about it anymore. She wants to blow everything off and go for a burger
Max looks like his eyes are going to pop out
rags on her for once
appeals to her conscience about her parents love for her (not that she has one)
thinks Patrick wont give up. Chelsea takes her me personality one step further. He gets really mad and tells her that she killed Zach and a lot of people are now suffering
and that number will grow when the truth is revealed. Max thinks they could all go to jail. He tells her shes not the girl he thought she was if she goes through with this. Chelsea
sorry but I cant write this up anymore
could she be anymore selfish???
Max is alone now and talking to his agent on the phone
begging him to go to bat for him
tells him about his family problems...wants him to talk to the sponsors for his comeback in the spring. He hangs up, looks at his racing poster, and gets bitter. He imagines being indicted for withholding information about his nephews death
doesnt think there will be sponsors
wonders how many more lives will be ruined besides his if Chelsea doesnt do the right thing.
Police Station: Hope, Bo, Billie, Chelsea, and Patrick
We see Bo hugging Billie again
doesnt think what she is doing is right. Hope appears and is incensed. She wants to know what the hell he is doing. She cant believe that Bo would want to even look at Billie, much less talk to her or touch her after everything she has done. Bo tells Hope that she doesnt know what is going on here. Hope gets mad and thinks he is taking Billies side. He starts to tell her the truth but
Billie jumps in and takes Bos side. Bo gets out of the cell. Hope gets angrier. Billie tells her that she (Hope) deserves to be angry with her. Hope apologizes. Bo hugs her and
tells her he understands but it has to stop
Billie pleads her case
it was an accident
shes going to jail
forget about her
does some marriage counseling
has the nerve to give Hope advicebe there for each otherfor our children (Shawn and Chelsea)mourn your son
dont let anything come between them
Hope tells Billie bitterly that nothing will but she cant bear to be there or even look at Billie and leaves. Bo tells Billie he cant let this go. Billie goes into counseling mode again.
Bo tells her that the longer it takes to tell the truth the more trouble he will be in with Hope. Billie gives him the same argument as yesterday ad nauseumlook at how Hope reacted to seeing him give Billie comfort. He doesnt want this to ruin her life.
Patrick is talking to the cops about the confession. He explains that Billie was rushing to see him when the accident happened and thinks its suspicious. One cop asks him if he had contact with Billie that night and he denies it. They think it is a done deal. Patrick thinks it doesnt make sense. He eyes narrow when he turns around and sees Chelsea through the window.
Hope runs into Chelsea and asks her if she is there to see her mother. Chelsea asks her if she went to see her and starts crying. She tells Hope how sorry she is and that she never wanted Zach to die. Hope looks shocked.
Billie is on her own
professing her undying loyalty to Bo and Chelsea
making some dire predictions if the truth comes out.
Patrick asks the cops if there is any corroborating/supporting evidence. They tell him that with Billie confessing and if she pleads guilty, the D.A. doesnt think they need it. They walk off and Patrick says to himself that he thinks he know how to get the proof he needs.
Hope tells Chelsea she knows she is sorry and that its not her fault
.talks about Chelseas license and how glad she is that she is taking driving lessons before she gets it back
is very glad that Chelsea wasnt involved in something like this. Chelsea is blubbering
she lies to Hope and says she never has been
talks about the night her parents were killed and swears she would never let anything like this happen. Hope hugs her. Bo comes up and tells Chelsea he cant do this anymore. Hope looks at her.
John tells his Doc that she doesnt mean it. She screams at him not to call her that anymore.
Chelsea cries that she doesnt want to go to prison. Bo tells her it is out of his control. Chelsea thinks they should just let Billie take the blame.
Bonnie confronts Kate and tells her that the reason she (Kate) is doing this for Shawn and Mimi is because she knows Shawn is Claires real daddy.
Friday Jan 27
Hospital: Shawn, Mimi, Bonnie, John, Kate, Alex, Marlena, Philip, Belle, Lois, and Claire
While Philip and Belle and Shawn and Mimi watch the nurse, Bonnie comes into Claires room just as the nurse is turning off the babys life support. She is quite verklempt...is shocked to think that Claire didnt make it.
Alex & Marlena arrive at the hospital. She wants to be their for her daughter (I think she forgot that she has two of them)
wont turn her back on her family. He asks if that also means John. Marlena gives vacant stare #1.
Kate tells John that Lois gives her the creeps...cant understand why they came back when they cant trust her. John still wants to interrogate her. Lois gives vacant stare #2 through the window to them
gives them some psychobabble. John just smiles.
Mimi tells Bonnie that Claire is fine
just doesnt need the machines anymore. Bonnie is thrilled and gives a gift basket to Philip. She looks at Shawn and tells him that they have his baby brother to thank for that. Shawn is just glad that the liver was a match. Bonnie says otherwise there would have been two dead babies to bury instead of one. A roomful of stares. Mimi is embarrassed. Bonnie apologizes.
More mush from Marlena and Alex....will always be connected to John...they share a child and grandchild. But she wants to spend the rest of her life with Alex.
More psychobabble from Lois to John and Kate. John agrees with Kate that Lois is crazy. Lois continues to taunt John. She tells him that Alex has an agenda and is trying to destroy Marlena. She thinks Kates agenda is John Black. They leave. Lois applauds her own performance.
Back in Claires room, Bonnie tells them she didnt mean that the way it sounded. The nurse is pleased with Claires recovery. Belle picks up the baby and presto its an actual living and breathing one at last
very cute and sweet (wish someone would support the babys head though). Bonnie asks about Shawn and Mimis wedding plans. Shawn tells her that they havent really thought about that because of everything that has happened to his family lately...doesnt think they will be planning a wedding for a while. Bonnie tells them that sometimes a joyous occasion is just what the doctor ordered...its never to early to plan...unless they are anxious and want to elope. Belle tells them they cant. Shawn and Mimi look at her questioningly.
Belle explains that she knows Mimi and knows that she has always dreamed of having a big beautiful fairytale wedding. Mimi tells her that the only thing that matters to her is that she and Shawn get married by a priest
the rest is irrelevant. Shawn smiles at her sweetly.
Parents from all sides, along with their companions of the moment, arrive in Claires room and are apprised of the good news about Claire. More mush from Alex and Marlena
more grim looks from John
more nastiness from Marlena to John
more Alex/Lois warnings from John to Marlena. Alex stays behind as the three go in.
John tells Shawn how sorry he is about Zach
reminds him that when he looks at Claire he will know that Zach will always be a part of them.. Shawn agrees
says that if God had to take Zach, then at least he made his live a match for Claire
talks about how his own blood was a match as well. Kate changes the subject. She gushes to Philip and Belle about how the baby looks just like Philip did as a baby...wants to buy baby clothes.
Marlena picks up the baby and gushes. John smiles. Kate wants to talk to Mimi in private about the wedding. Bonnie butts in and is all for it.
Alex is awandering
Bonnie wants to know what Kate is up to. Kate shows them the new wedding dress designs from Basic Black. Mimi thinks Kate is being much too generous. Bonnie is skeptical. Kate tries to explain about the article and magazine.
Belle tells John that now that Claire has gotten her miracle it is time for her mama to get one as well (sigh
no comment). John agrees and says he doesnt trust Alex even if he doesnt have any proof.
Alex goes into Loiss room
makes an excuse to the cop that he is consulting...shows I.D. and the cop lets him go in. He turns on Lois for almost killing his beloved Marlena. Lois did it all for love of him
He has his back to her and is smirking as he says that he is aware of her love and the lengths she has gone to in the past to prove it to him.
Mimi cant decide on a dress. Kate thinks she should try them all on and is going to call the showroom and arrange a fitting for Mimi and Bonnie. She leaves. Bonnie warns Mimi that she is sure Kate is up to something. Mimi still thinks that Kate is just thanking them for their help and support with Claire. She was worried at first that Kate was trying to keep Shawn and Belle apart. But now that Claire is okay, she doesnt think Belle and Philip will ever split up
Basic Black is footing the bill not Kate. Mimi doesnt know what Kate would have to gain by sending Shawn and her on a romantic honeymoon. And she and Shawn would love to go on a long honeymoon. Bonnie backs off. Mimi goes back into Claires Room.
Bonnie and Kate face off from afar...smiling and waving.
John thinks Claire has Marlenas eyes and Belles mouth. Tells a little story about a feverish Belle. Marlena suddenly remembers it.
Alex is worried about what Lois is going to tell everyone. She gets miffed. He kisses her.
Marlena goes on about how they werent legally married
He calls her Doc. She gets ticked. They start arguing.
Kate tells Bonnie she arranged for the fitting. She gushes over how right Shawn and Mimi are together. Bonnie has her number and tells her that she would do anything to keep Shawn from Belle. Kate tries to placate Bonnie
says thats all history and that Philip and Belle are married now. Bonnie lays it all out for herKate is doing this because she knows Shawn is Claires daddy.
Police Station: Patrick, rookie cops, Hope, Chelsea, and Bo
Patrick is still questioning the cops. He wants them to show him the route Billie took from the hospital to where she allegedly stole Bos vehicle. One of the cops picks up on that and says that Billie is guilty
she confessed. Patrick looks at the map and points to a spot, asking if that is the most likely one or not. The cop agrees and then he and his buddy leave.
Hope tells Chelsea she is not responsible for what happened and that she wont hold Billies actions against her. Chelsea tearfully lies and says she would never hurt people the way Billie did. Bo walks up and tells Chelsea he cant do this anymore...that she is his daughter and Hope is his wife, and that Hope needs to know she (Chelsea) is involved in this.
Hope defends Chelsea. Bo tries to talk but Hope stops him. She tells him that he is tearing Chelsea apart...She understands that her mom killed Zach and she wants to defend her but she was also responsible for her little brothers death. Chelsea agrees. Hope tells Bo that Shawn and Chelsea have to come first...that Chelsea needs the loving support of her dad.
Chelsea wants to talk to Bo alone. Romans office gets a workout.
Patrick approaches Hope. He asks her how she is. She is crying and wants to know if he is there to see his girlfriend
the woman who murdered her son. Patrick tells her he hasnt seen Billie. Hope apologizes for jumping to conclusions. He thinks theres been a lot of that. She calls him on that and wonders if he is going to defend Billie. He tells Hope that he just wants to tell her how sorry he is
and that Zach was a special little boy. Hope starts crying again and asks him why this had to happen...misses him so much. He tells her he wishes he knew and comforts her.
Bo is trying to reason with his daughter. He wants to tell the truth...cant continue the lie...doesnt have any choice. She doesnt want him to tell the truth
she might break a fingernail (LOL
sorry just kidding). She doesnt want to go to prison. Back and forth and back and forth. He plays hardball and tells her its out of his control. He will get her the best lawyers. Chelsea is fine with Billie taking the wrap for her. Chelsea whines. Bo stares and says nothing.
Patrick asks Hope if there is anything he can do. She wants him to be there for Chelsea and thanks god that Chelsea has him and her father
he is the best father ever.
More disgusting pleading from Chelsea. Bo wont let the District attorney make an example of Billie because he will give her the stiffest penalty possible. He tells Chelsea that if she had only called 911...it would be considered an accident. He tells her he has only let this go on as long as it has so he could protect his wife. Chelsea thinks of herself again
tells him that Hope and Shawn will hate him as well as her. He wants to risk it. And most important
Chelsea says she will hate Bo if he turns her in
.then Billie will also hate him and hell be all alone.
Bo isnt impressed. He is doing the right thing for everyone
especially Hope because she has to know the truth. He tells his daughter that he will hire Mickey to represent her. Chelsea wont give up. He reminds her that as a cop he took an oath
when he married he took a vow
he can no longer withhold evidence or lie to his wife.
Patrick knows how upset Hope is...cant imagine how much it hurts but asks her to let go of her anger. She tells him its the only thing keeping her from falling apart. He reminds her that anger is not the kind of thing you teach your children...that this isnt her...she is the most loving and forgiving person he knows. Hope gets a faraway look in her eye and tells him she only has one child alive now. He tries to make her see that Bo and Shawn are her reason for going on. She thinks about the funeral and the trial
says she cant forgive Billie for leaving Zach there...cant imagine how terrified her little boy was. Billie deserves to be punished and there is no moving on until that happens. He says that she is right and that if it were his son then he would want whoever had done it punished as well. Hope thanks him for understanding and leaves. Patrick murmurs that he does indeed want the person punished
but its not Billie.
Bo tells Chelsea that he will testify that he was the one basically responsible for what happened...will say it was an accident and that she didnt knowingly leave Zach to die. She listens miserably when he tells her he has to tell the truth. Then she spins her me attitude again....hell lose her...his wife...his son...
Bonnie tells Kate if she wants to seal their deal, then she has to meet her price.
Mimi tells Belle that she means so much to him...as if she were his own daughter. Belle grins and says that she is. Mimi looks at her strangely.
Marlena tells John that she loves Alex and is going to go check on him. John stops her and tells her she isnt going anywhere.
Alex tells Lois that by the time Marlena remembers who he is, no one will be able to save her.
Monday Jan 30
Hospital Part One: Shawn & Mimi, Philip & Belle & Claire, Bonnie & Kate
The boys and girls are still in Claires room. Philip and his wife are excited about bringing Claire home...hell even hire a private nurse for her if he has to and thinks its like they are starting a new life. Philip feels bad because of what Shawn is going through. Shawn tells him that he is just happy for them. Belle thinks Zach would be happy too because he saved Claires life. Shawn lets him off the hook...just glad about Zach helping Claire
(sigh how many times is that now?) Belle tells Shawn that they will do everything they can to honor Zachs memory...and be good parents. She reminisces about the angel and blanket. She says that now Zach will be Claires angel (I could say something but
). Mimi mentions how others have also benefited from Zachs organs and that it means so much to Shawns parents to see Claire grow up. Philip tells Claire that so many people are looking out for her and that nothing will take her away from them again.
Mimi and Belle leave to get some coffee.
Shawn tells Philip he is really happy that Claire is okay. He says that if Philip is asking him if he would have sacrificed his little brothers life so that his daughter could live, then he doesnt think anyone would say yes. He adds that he would have done anything for Claire because he loves her. Philip is very humble and grateful to Shawn...wants to say something to him but thinks it will sound lame. Shawn tells him not to worry about it. Philip tells him that even though he lost his little brother...hes still there for them... standing by him and Belle and Claire...and hell never forget it. Shawns voice cracks as he says that they just dont know why things happen the way they do... his family didnt have any choice.
In the hall, Belle thanks Mimi for her support, especially after everything the four of them have been through. She doesnt know how Shawn is doing it and is sure the hospital is the last place he wants to be right now. Mimi tells her that Shawn isnt like other guys
Claire is almost like therapy for him
he cares so much about her
almost as if she were his own daughter. Belle smiles and calmly answers that she is. Mimi is shocked.
Mimi repeats what Belle said in a daze Claire is Shawns and asks if Belle really said that. Belle backtracks and says no, she just meant that both of them are godparents and that Shawn gets so attached to any little kid in his life...like J.T. or Zach, and now Claire
hes just the fatherly time, she guesses. Mimi looks at her strangely as she is saying this. She tells her she knows what she meant
that Shawn just thinks of Claire that way. She tells her that if anything were to happen to her and Philip that they would want Shawn and Mimi to take Claire.
Belle asks how Mimi and Shawn are doing. Mimi tells her they are good and that what has happened has brought them even closer. Belle asks about the wedding and asks jokingly if Mimi has picked out a hideous color for her bridesmaid dresses yet. They talk about Kates plan and the wedding dress choices. Mimi says she hasnt really thought about the wedding, what with everything that has been happening. Belle cant believe that Kate made such a generous offer since shes never been a big fan of Shawns. Mimi agrees and says that Kate has never been a big fan of her either. She isnt sure if she will choose any of them because she isnt sure there will be a wedding. Belle has a very strange look on her face...and it isnt a sympathetic one.
Back in Claires room, Philip tells Shawn that he has seen how much Mimi loves him and wonders if he is having second thoughts about marrying her. Shawn tells him that he really does want to marry Mimi but is worried about the timing being right. Shawn is acting nervous and cute. He tells Philip that its not that he doesnt want to marry Mimi...he does...he really does...and a year ago he never would have guessed how much Mimi would mean to his life...now he cant imagine his life without her. Philip thinks Shawn should take advantage of his moms offer, describes the honeymoon of a lifetime...a trip around the world (Shawn is grinning now) is what Shawn has always wanted...and now he doesnt have to join the merchant marines. He tells Shawn to picture the Taj Mahal...sunset...Mimi in his arms...and finally convinces him. Shawn asks him to be his best man.
Belle is still looking and acting strangely. She cant believe that Mimi would want to call off her wedding to Shawn. Mimi thinks its just bad timing for a wedding right now, especially with the Brady family grieving over Zach, and she doesnt really want to elope, even if Kate suggested it. She doesnt want to run off with Shawn to Paris...even though that is where Shawn first kissed her. She wants to have her family and friends there. Belle is not a happy camper one moment. She thinks that was a lifetime ago. In the next minute she puts on a brave smiley face and agrees saying that this is Mimis home and her family is here. She doesnt think Mimi should elope if she doesnt want to and offers to help plan everything and even design her wedding dress. She thinks it will be really good for everyone to have something to celebrate. Mimi tells her that Julie said the same thing. They share a hug. Mimi also tells her that she doesnt want to wear one of Kates wedding dresses
her dream wedding dress doesnt need to be designed because it already exists--she wants to wear Caroline Bradys wedding dress because Shawn said she looked beautiful in it. Belle is stunned. She gets up angrily and moves away.
Belle cant get over the fact that Mimi wants to wear Carolines dress. She looks pretty morose. Mimi watches her carefully. She asks her if she minds her wearing the dress. Belle tells her she was just surprised. Mimi tells her that she (Mimi) is just being sentimental. The dress means so much to the Bradys...in a funny way its a symbol of how two people can go through rocky times and still hold on for love like Grandpa Shawn and Grandma Caroline. She likes knowing that she will be a part of that family. She mentions that she and Belle will end up being sort of in-laws or something and says that as soon as she gets the chance to talk to Shawn about the wedding, they will set a date...wont be tomorrow...but very soon.
Mimi mentions how Zach would have been the ring bearer, and wonders if maybe Claire can be the flower girl. Belle hopes she doesnt have to wait that long, but Mimi tells her that she has seen young children do it with their moms carrying them in the flowers. She asks Belle to be her maid of honor...awkward moment. Belle tells her she would love to and they hug again.
Philip says he will be Shawns best man and they shake hands (old secret handshake) on it. He tells him that friendship never dies. Shawn agrees and says no matter what. Philip echoes him. Claire starts to cry and daddy Philip picks her up and gives her to Shawn to hold. The baby stops crying, sneezes. Shawn blesses her and tells her he loves her. Philip thinks he is great with children and tells him he will be a wonderful dad someday. Shawn tells him he got lots of practice with his little brother.
Hospital Part II: In the CafeteriaKate & Bonnie
Bonnie is pushing Kates numbers
laying the truth about whos the daddy right out before her. Kate denies
Bonnie pushes some more.
Kate and Bonnie do some verbal judo. Bonnie finally tells her that it is outrageous for any man to pretend he is the father of another mans child. Kate defends her son and says he isnt pretending. Bonnie agrees and says Philip is clueless. She wants Kate to admit the truth. Kate wants to know how Bonnie came to this conclusion. Bonnie replies that Mimi was suspicious when Phils blood type didnt match Claires but Shawn and Belles did
affirms that Mimi doesnt know the truth
but when Bonnie heard about Kates generous wedding offer
she put it all together. Kate admits that its true and asks what Bonnie wants. They both agree that they want their children to be happy. Kate asks for Bonnies collaboration in keeping the truth from Shawn and Belle.
Bonnie tells Kate that an EMT she used to date was there the night Shawn and Belle were rescued from the burning barn and that they were naked. Kate counters that they were also confused and disoriented and thats how it happened. Bonnie says that they dont remember making Claire and thats how she wants it to stay. They both agree and Kate puts out her hand to shake on it. Bonnie tells her that she has to meet her price first.
Bonnie tells Kate that she wants mega makeup and wants to use Alices for the wedding reception. She wants a basic black designer dress for herself. Then she gives Kate her list. Kate agrees. Bonnie promises that she will carry the truth to her grave. Kate warns her to make sure she does and leaves. Bonnie murmurs that Maggie stole the brass ring from her, but she will get it for her daughter instead.
Hospital Part III: Marlenas OfficeJohn & Marlena, Loiss RoomLois & Alex
John wants to talkpushes family abandonment guilt issues; Marlena seeing a honest-to-goodness ethical therapist for a change. She doesnt agree and defends her beloved Alex. He talks about Belles miracle
wants one of his own now. She throws some verbal knives.
In Loiss room, Lois is in heat. He tells her to back off in case someone is watching. She asks him what it is really like pretending to be in love with a woman that you really hate (Marlena).
Back in Marlenas office, Marlena gushes about Alex and doesnt about John. She doesnt remember him saving her life ever, but she does remember Alex doing it. Marlena leaves. John vows not to let her go.
Back in Loiss room, Alex tells her that he doesnt hate Marlena. Shes flabbergasted that Marlena could think that Alex loves her after causing her first bout of hysterical amnesia years ago. She warns him to be cautious. Hes suspicious of Lois. She just says that John Black is smarter than he looks and might interfere. Alex thinks John has lost Marlena for good.
She wants to know when he is springing her from the asylum. He tells her that they will be together but asks her to understand that he has to take care of business first. Alex talks about his lame plan for Marlena
and then mentions Kates part in getting John away from Marlena (Kate loves John and sooner or later he will be interested). Alex knows that John will never get proof against him.
Kate is outside Marlenas office door now. She hears John and Marlena talking. Marlena is telling him that he can stop loving her and be with Kate. He agrees with her that Kate is a lovely woman and that he does have feelings for her, but not the same feelings he has for Marlena. She wants him to let her go. He doesnt want to let her go.
Back in Loiss room, she wonders what will happen if Marlena gets her memory back. Alex says it wont make any difference because if and when that happens it will be too late for anyone to save her.
Carrie asks Sami about her and Lucas. Sami throws the question back at her. Carrie wants to know if it is really over between them.
Lucas tells Austin that he can raid as many companies as he wants, but that when the time comes, Titan will destroy him just like he destroyed Carries company.
Billie begs Frankie not to tell anyone that Chelsea killed Zach.
Bo murmurs that he has to tell Hope the truth. Hope asks what truth.
Tuesday Jan 31
My thoughts up front: I think Commissioner Gordon better sign up one Patrick Lockhart ASAP he could be the next rising young star on the Salem PD. Lord only knows they could use someone with good investigative skills and perseverance in the search for the truth. Again, Rachel Melvin drew me in. I cant stand what she is doing and I hate her lies but today again I felt sorry for her. I got the distinct impression that Carolines talk with her really shook her to the core and she is genuinely scared that her mother might end up in prison for a long, long time. This is not what she thought would happen. From her call to Max she makes it clear that the truth is going to come out almost as if she is not going to let her mother go through with pleading guilty. Of course well never know that because the truth is going to come out before the hearing. I have lost all respect for the characters of Sami and Lucas. They make me feel ill to my stomach. Neither of those two deserves to be happy nor do they have any idea of what love is. That they would conspire against their own siblings is disgusting. Poor Will to be stuck with the parents he has. Will has more maturity than either of his parents
Heres the spoiler report.
Patrick: Hes standing outside looking at a map. He knows that whoever was driving Bos vehicle had to go this way based on where Zack was hit and where Max picked up Bos vehicle. Hes canvassed the neighbourhood and no one saw anything. He looks up at a convenience store and sees an outdoor video camera. He goes inside the store and tells the clerk he needs to see the surveillance tape from the camera that points to the street for one specific night. The clerk asks if he is a cop. LOL at Patricks expression when he says no. The clerk is fairly excited at the prospect of Patrick being a private dick. The clerk lists off a group of fictional private detectives. Patrick says hes something like that. The guy wants to know whats in it for him. Patrick says if its money he wants, hell pay. The guy wants his number so they can get together for a drink at Alices. Patrick says sure and gives him number commenting that he knows the owner so they might get some drinks on the house. The guy brings the tape and asks Patrick what theyre looking for. Patrick says he will know it when he sees it. The guy asks him if he wants popcorn LOL! The clerk leaves Patrick alone when a regular customer that he calls pays with pennies comes in and drops all his change. At the very end of the show Patrick is watching the tape saying show me who is driving Bos vehicle. Patrick pauses the tape and the clerk sees the picture on the screen. He is surprised that Patrick is looking for her. She comes in all the time to buy a diet drink and Teen People she has an attitude up to here (he holds his hand up) the clerk wants to do what she did. The camera pans to the picture and its Chelsea driving holding her cell phone in one hand. Thats where the show ends Patrick now knows who Billie is covering for.
Court House: The rest of the scenes play out at the court house. Im not going to go into a lot of detail because there is a lot of conversation going on so Im sure I didnt get it all.
Carrie, Sami and Lucas are together. Carrie cant believe Zack is gone. Sami cant believe that Billie is the one that killed him. She really wants Billie to pay. Carrie tells her to have a little sensitivity. Sami tells Lucas she knows that Billie is his sister but she doesnt understand how Billie could just hit Zack and leave him there. She doesnt know what she would do if that happened to Will.
Hope sees Chelsea and tells Bo that Chelsea is taking this a lot harder than she expected. She really loved Zack and it must be so hard on her knowing that her mother is responsible for his death. She hopes this helps Chelsea to realise the consequences of driving recklessly. Carrie comes and offers her condolences and asks if there is anything she can do. Bo and Hope both welcome her back and thank her for being there. Carrie says she never got the chance to meet her little cousin but everyone in the family told her what a special little boy he was. Hope says he was our everything (not exact wording) and nothing will ever be the same without him. Carrie asks again if there is anything that they need
Hope says all she wants is for Billie, the woman who murdered her son, to go to jail. Bo says dont. Hope says dont what. Dont hate your ex-wife for killing our son. Hope goes to see why the arraignment hasnt started yet. Bo tells Carrie that Hope cant accept that Billie isnt at fault. Things are going to get a lot worse before they get better.
Sami and Lucas are left alone. Lucas says that Austin didnt show because hes probably taking over another company. Sami says we both benefited from Austin taking over High Style. Lucas says one of us did. Sami wants to know what he means. He tells her that Austin has no intention of giving up on Carrie. Sami isnt worried because she knows that Carrie wont forgive him. Lucas tells Sami that Austin will never love her hes actually quite heartless. Carrie returns from her talk with Bo and Hope Lucas is gone. Carrie tells Sami to go and offer her condolences but Sami tells her that Bo and Hope dont want that from her they dont like her. Shes here to support them that has to be enough. Carrie asks Sami if things are really over between her and Lucas. Sami says yes. Carrie pushes her knowing that Sami still loves Lucas. Sami finally admits it. Carrie says if you still love him, he may feel the same. Sami says that Lucas left her at the altar and she knows that he will never forgive her hes made that clear. Lucas is moving on with his life and she has to do the same. Sami says just like youll never be able to forgive Austin. Carrie says that Austin is not the man she thought he was. Sami has a question for Carrie its a little awkward. She reminds her that she told her how Austin was the only one that stood by her side when Lucas dumped her. Carrie has to admit that Austin has been a good friend to Sami. Sami goes on to say that she thought he might actually have feelings for her but then she stepped aside when the two of them got back together. Now she would like to pursue a relationship with Austin and see where it goes. Carrie gives Sami her blessing.
Caroline sits and talks with Chelsea. She tells Chelsea that she talked to Max she must know what he told her. Caroline goes on to say that Max told her upset Chelsea is over Zacks death and she can see that. She also knows that Chelsea and Zack hit it off. Chelsea says he told me he loved me. Caroline feels bad for her saying that it has to be even worse knowing that Billie was the driver. She must be worried about her mother. Caroline wants to prepare Chelsea for what might happen. Judge Fitzpatrick will probably take Billies past record into consideration and come down hard on her. Chelsea is shocked she thinks that Caroline is talking about the one time in the Cheating Heart when Billie punched a cop. Caroline says Billie was in jail for other crimes a long time ago the judge may give Billie the maximum sentence. Chelsea is clearly upset now Caroline says they shouldnt worry about that until it actually happens. Caroline goes to talk to Bo and Hope. Chelsea phone Max and tells him to come to the courthouse she needs him there and shell need him even more when the truth comes out.
Billie, Kate and Austin are in a room when Frankie comes in. Billie is upset that Kate hired an attorney. Kate tells her that she needs a good lawyer. The argument goes back and forth and Kate almost blurts out the truth but Billie stops her. Kate tells her that either she agrees to let Frankie represent her or she will tell Austin and Frankie that Chelsea was the driver. Billie agrees on one condition that they accept the fact that she is not going to change her plea. Frankie says they have a lot of work to do before the arraignment. Austin and Kate leave them alone. Frankie asks her why she is pleading guilty to something she didnt do. She pretends she doesnt know what hes talking about. Frankie has done some investigating since Austin called. He pulls out a folder and tells her that there is no way she could have driving the car because at the time of Zacks death she was on a Titan jet. He asks her who she is covering for. She says his information is wrong. He reinforces the fact that he knows what time the jet landed, what time the car service picked her up at the airport and what time the car service dropped her off at the Lockharts. She couldnt have been driving. Billie wants to know how he got all this information insisting its wrong. Frankie asks her again who she is covering for. Billie blurts out that no one can know that Chelsea was driving. As soon as she realises she let it slip. She tells Frankie that she is doing this for Chelsea and Bo. Frankie is shocked to hear that Bo knows it was Chelsea. Billie explains that Bo signed a temporary licence for Chelsea and gave him her vehicle Hope will never forgive him their marriage would be over.
Hope tells Bo she doesnt know what the hold up is and why the arraignment hasnt started. Her cell phone alarm goes off Its Zack reminding her to pick her up from school Hope is just crushed. Bo grabs the phone and shuts it off and hugs Hope. Caroline comes over and asks what is wrong. Bo tells her what just happened. Hope didnt know he had recorded the message she needs to go get some water. Caroline is happy that they have each other. Bo feels the need to confess I guess because he takes her inside a courtroom and tells his mother that Hope doesnt know everything. Billie wasnt the one driving the car, it was Chelsea. Caroline comments no wonder she is so upset. Bo says its not her fault. He was going to be tough on her about her driving but he gave in and signed the temporary licence and gave her the car. Hes responsible. Because of him his son is dead. Caroline says you have to tell Hope the truth. Hope comes in and says the truth about what.
Kate and Lucas are outside talking this is going to be short because I really cant stomach Lucas
sigh. Lucas tells Kate that Austin destroyed Carrie by taking over her company he does say that it was Nicole that didnt do her homework and find out who the CEO was. Kate says its just business. Lucas says that Carrie will never forgive Austin. Kate is going to talk to Carrie. Lucas says no. Kate asks him if he thinks hes going to be there to pick up the pieces of Carries broken heart. Austin arrives and says that wont happen. Things get very unpleasant. Lucas makes threats he vows that Titan is going to destroy Austins company just like Austin destroyed Carries and that Carrie will be with him. Austin tells him to bring it on. He tells Lucas that he is never giving up on Carrie and they will be back together.
Preview: Alex to Lois - We are both going to get exactly what we want. John to Alex - What the hell are you doing in here? Marlena to Belle - That's the person I belong with, not your Dad. Bonnie to Mimi - This is not about fortune tellers. This is about Claire. Mimi - Claire? Bonnie - She's Shawn's daughter, Mimi. Patrick to Billie - You have to stop lying Billie. Hope - Is anyone going to tell me what is going on here?