Monday Jan 1
Trauma Centre Part I:
A doctor tells Sami that he will let her know if there are any developments with Lucas. He leaves and Roman rushes in asking her how Lucas is. She tells him that Lucas is in shock, has a broken leg, and hypothermia. She gets more and more agitated as she explains about how the roof collapsed on Lucas and alters the truth by saying that she dragged him up to the road. We get flashbacks of her with E.J. (still as vivid and disturbing as they were yesterday) and Sami is crying harder now. She tells her dad that a trucker stopped and took them to the hospital...and about how scared she was. Roman tells her that this is the most incredible story he ever heard. Sami gets defensive and asks if he thinks she is lying.
Roman is surprised by her reaction. Hes proud of her for saving Lucas. Another E.J. flashback. Sami is eaten up inside and mumbles that she did what she had to do but doesnt want to talk about it. Roman gets pulled aside by the doctor who whispers something to him. Sami automatically thinks its about Lucas. Roman breaks the news to her that John was shot tonight. Sami is a basket case and wants to know if E.J. shot John...wants to know where her mom is. Roman tells her that Marlena is in the chapel. An irate Sami wants to know how her dad could let this happen...how he could let E.J. get away from the trap they set. Roman is suspicious now and wants to know how she knows that E.J. got away. Sami covers her slip of the tongue by saying that if her dad had captured E.J., he wouldnt be at the hospital...he would be off grilling E.J. at the station to get a confession.
Roman starts saying...if John doesnt make it... Sami cries even harder and tells him not to talk like that... John and mom were finally going to be happy...everything was perfect for them. She wants to know what happened. Roman tells her it was all his fault...Bo got a call that Lockhart had kidnapped Hope and had to go after them... John took his place. She asks about Bo and Hope. She tells her dad that she thinks E.J. made Patrick do it. He agrees with her. She thinks John will wake up and tell them who did it. He tells her that they have an eyewitness...Lexie.
Roman wants Sami to help him find E.J. She looks at him in shock. He tells her about how E.J. somehow got through a roadblock close to where Sami and Lucas were stranded and wants to know if she saw him...another flashback of the roadblock with Sami, E.J., and the officer. Sami is falling apart. Roman explains how the officers logged all the license plates going through and that Lexies was one of them. He is hoping Sami saw a car like Lexies when she was looking for help...hopes she might remember anything that could help him. Sami starts crying again and tells him no and she is so sorry that she just saw the trucker. He hugs her and says again how proud of her he is...he knew it was a long shot.
Trauma Centre Part II
Steve is holding the devils card...the eyes are glowing red. Hes mesmerized and he holds his head as if hes in pain...loses his balance and collapses to the floor. Kayla rushes up and yells his name. He wakes up confused and asks where they are. A worried Kayla tells him they are at the trauma centre because John was shot. He doesnt remember fainting. He stands up. She wants him to get checked over by a doctor but he doesnt want to... wants her to examine him herself...and then hell reciprocate...hugs her against him.
Steve is in an examination room. Kayla comes in with a cup of water for him. He thinks she is making too much out of this. She reminds him that hes been through a lot lately and she wants him to have a physical and get his vitals checked by someone whos unbiased. She leaves to go schedule his physical. He stares at the death card on the floor...picks it up and the eyes start glowing evilly again. He starts breathing heavily and his head starts pounding. Kayla comes back and asks him what as wrong. He hides the card in his pocket and looks at her strangely.
The doctors are all busy, so Kayla is going to check him over. She gets started and he teases her about finding his heart. His heart is racing. He tells her that he feels a little faint because he needs some Kayla-oxygen and they start to kiss...lol... Kayla tells Steve that this is not a game and that people dont just pass out for no reason at all. He insists that hes fine. Kayla argues that she has buried him once and mourned him forever and doesnt want to go through that again. He agrees to get a neurological workup and she goes to make the appointment. After shes gone, he looks at the death card again.
Java Café (I think) & Chez Rouge
Lexie and Abe are having dinner at Chez Rouge, but she isnt very hungry. He asks her if there is something wrong and reminds her that Roman was just doing his job. Lexie is upset and argues that she didnt deserve the third degree. She asks Abe what would happen if she wasnt a witness and didnt see it happen. Abe wants to know if that is the truth, then why did she tell Roman that she saw what happened.
An extremely cheery Chelsea (LOL...too funny) shows up at Chez Rouge and asks a shocked Maggie for a job. Chelsea explains how the lonely splicer has changed her life around...love is transforming...hes funny, caring, and makes her want to be a better person. Maggie is a little skeptical. Chelsea also explains that she wants to get a job because of her mom...mentions Billie being devastated over losing Steve...yada...yada... and that she wants to earn enough money for them to start fresh. She makes a flip comment about the pyro-hooker being thrown in jail for burning down Shawns apartment and figures she can take her shifts.
Abe wonders if Lexie is afraid and that is the reason she is changing her story. Lexie thinks she could lose everything. He promises to protect her and Theo and her mom. She asks hypothetically if she didnt actually see the shooting, could he still put the case together. Abe tells her that CSI got nothing so the answer is no...Lexie is all hes got.
Abby and Nick are at a café somewhere talking about Chelsea. She thinks that Chelsea adores him. He thinks that Chelsea could never love a guy like him. Abby gets a call from Maggie asking if she thinks its a good idea for her to hire Chelsea. Abby thinks its Maggies decision but thinks she should do it. They hang up and Abby tells Nick that it is pretty amazing how far Chelsea is willing to go to impress the lonely splicer. She wants Nick to stop playing games. He thinks hes a loser but wont be any worse off if he tells Chelsea the truth. He leaves to call Chelsea to arrange to meet her at her house.
Abe talks about his appointment and how he was given pills to take the pressure down. He wonders how much pain and disappointment he can go through with these transplants and asks her if she thinks hes a coward. Lexie knows that going blind is scary but thinks that Abe is the greatest man she has ever known and she is behind him whatever he decides. Abe covers her hand and solemnly tells her that even more than going blind, having her take care of him scares him and he would rather die.
Chelsea skips up to Maggie and asks her if she has made a decision yet. Maggie admits to being shorthanded and offers Chelsea a trial shift on the spot to see if she will fit in and can get along with the staff and customers. She sends her off to Margarite.
Chelsea turns up at Abe and Lexies table with their decaf coffees and the cheque. Abe has trouble seeing it and Lexie just about bites Chelseas head off to get her to leave them alone. Chelsea keeps her smile and leaves. Abe admits to Lexie that he couldnt read the bill. She tells him that she will take care of him and reminds them of their wedding vows...for better or worse...in sickness and in health. He hugs her and tells her he doesnt know what he did to deserve her, but he thanks God for her every day.
Billie and Nick
Billie comes home to a dark and empty house and pretends that she is happy to be alone. She sees her mail and starts going through the envelopes...stops when she finds a letter from Steve...sits down and reads it. We hear Steves voice narrating... Dear Billie... saying that I didnt know what to say was lame...you deserve better. So if you havent already burned this letter without reading it, Im going to try to answer your questions. As best as I can, Ill tell you what you mean to me. Its hard to explain, but the guy you met before wasnt the real me. The feelings were real though. You are a good woman and Im sorry I let you down...Ill never forget the time we spent together. Billie starts crying and whispers that she wont forget either.
Billie phones her mom in tears...ends up leaving a message. Not that you care, but you know how Steve chose me? Well two seconds later he got his memory back and chose Kayla instead. She starts to say that she is happy for them and then changes her mind.... isnt happy at all for Steve and Kayla...wants to know when it will be her turn...is tired of settling for scraps and always ending up alone...asks her mom to please call her because she needs someone to talk to.
Billie stares at the letter and ends up near the liquor cabinet...pulls out a bottle and decides to have a glass of wine...looks at it and then sets it down without drinking. Later we see her sitting on the couch smoking and drinking wine. The doorbell rings and shes not a happy camper...scrambles to hide the wine bottle behind a cushion and the glass under the coffee table...looks dejectedly in the mirror and answers the door. Nick is on the other side and she tells him to come in and sit down. He explains that he arranged to meet Chelsea there.
Nick gives Billie a strange look as he sits down beside her and she lights up a cigarette again. He asks her hesitantly if she is okay. Billie mumbles that she is fine...never been better. Nick sits back and pulls out the wine bottle. He says, in a surprised voice, that he thought Chelsea told him that she didnt drink. Billie tells him she doesnt but its a special occasion. He tells her that he thought she was in a program and she tells him he cant tell Chelsea about this. Nick wants to know what is wrong. She replies that hes too young to understand. He says: Try me. Im wise beyond my years and experienced enough to know that you are plastered. Billie thinks the technical term is blotto and starts laughing then crying. Nick looks upset and asks if he should call Chelsea. She makes him promise that he wont.
Just then her phone rings and its Chelsea begging her to get rid of Nick because she doesnt really feel like seeing him. She hangs up before Billie can answer her. Billie turns to tell Nick that Chelsea is going to have to reschedule. Hes sitting on the couch reading Steves letter. He tells her how sorry he is. She tells him not to look at her as if she is a loser. He doesnt think she is a loser and reminds her that Steve said he cared about her. She thinks the whole town will know about it pretty soon and thinks Nick is so young and romantic. He thinks she is too. She doesnt think shes so young anymore.
Nick thinks its the wine. She thinks its her life and he doesnt care. He insists that he does because they arent that different...he knows how she feels...like there is a part of you that you want to show someone and they will look you in the eyes and recognize you for who you are. He feels the same. Billie touches his cheek and says God help him. He doesnt think either of them are hard and cynical and that she is beautiful...that Steve wasnt the right man for her...and that she will find someone else. She cries that it doesnt matter how she acts or feels because she goes home alone at the end of the day and gets into bed by herself...when all she wants is... He finishes her sentence by saying...someone to hold and kiss her. They move closer to each other and start to kiss. The camera moves to the letter.
Max tells Mimi that what he wants to know is... Is there something going on between us...Mimi?
Lucas, lying in a hospital bed, tells Sami that there is one thing he doesnt understand... Who got the beam off his leg?
Chelsea gets in Willows face and asks her if she wants to fight her...because she is game.
Nick (no clothes on) stumbles over his words as he says: No...No...No... Youre not going to tell Chelsea are you? Billie smiles at him.
Tuesday Jan 2
A Look at Tomorrow for Tuesday, January 2, 2007
Welllllllllllll...I apologize to Lexie and Tek fans. I just couldnt get into their scenes today so my description is brief. Max and Mimi were cute. Im so glad Abe is getting more airtime again. And once again, I cant figure out why there are no Bo/Hope/Baby scenes or John/Marlena scenes yet...oh well, tomorrow is another day.
Chelsea is playing waitress again and getting everything wrong. Maggie reminds her about taking drink orders first and about moving the food orders faster along. Maggie leaves and Willow grabs Chelseas shoulder and pulls her around. She asks her what she is doing working her shift. Chelsea sasses back...wonders if Willow escaped jail. Willow snarls that at least she didnt kill anybody. She orders Chelsea to get her uniform off her back. Chelsea offers to fight her.
Maggie breaks them up. Chelsea says shes sorry. Willow goes on and on about how she is Maggies best and most professional waitress. Maggie points Chelsea to her tables again and questions Willow about being behind bars. Willow tries to spin her arson charge into a domestic disturbance that got out of hand. Maggie tells her that she didnt hear it that way. Willow whines that Shawn or the Bradys probably told Maggie. Maggie says they are her family. Willow gives up and admits to her crime. Willow says she doesnt have any family or Shawn and that his parents dont think she is good enough for him. Maggie isnt very impressed. She thinks Willow isnt a very stable young lady and that she has a violent personality. Willow plays on Maggie a little more...rags on Chelseas waitressing abilities.
Maggie rolls her eyes and tells Willow that she can have her job back tomorrow...if she trains Chelsea tonight. A reluctant Willow goes to help Chelsea. Later Willow pretends to help Chelsea but things get out of hand and plates crash to the floor. Willow helps things along towards getting Chelsea fired. Willow gives Chelsea a false apology. Chelsea tells Willow to have fun waitressing tables and takes off.
Billie and Nick
Billie and Nick are kissing passionately when he pulls back and bashfully tells her that hes never done this before. Billie asks if he is a virgin. He doesnt really want to discuss it but she thinks its sweet and is ready to use her experience to their advantage.
Billie puffs on a cigarette and watches with amusement as Nick wakes up and goes into stammer-mode. He apologizes to Mrs. Reed but tells her that what happened was great...incredible...except hes her daughters friend. Billie just stares at him. Nick begs her not to tell Chelsea. She tells him that she doesnt usually share the details of her love life with Chelsea...wants confirmation that Nick and Chelsea are just friends. Nick splutters that they are but hed rather that she and other people not find out. Billie agrees and thinks shes old enough to be his mother. Nick thinks shes gorgeous. She asks him again if this was really his first time. Nick says that he wouldnt lie about something so embarrassing. She tells him she was impressed. He thinks it was hot and exciting. Billie agrees. They talk about his experience with girls and then she tells him to shut up and kiss her again.
They come up for air again and Nick tells her she is an amazing teacher. Just as they are about to go at it again, Nick hears a car in the driveway. Both panic to get dressed because its Chelsea. Nick goes out the bedroom window, minus one missing shoe, as Chelsea tries to find her keys. Meanwhile, Billies face loses all color.
Salem Police Department
Max is waiting in Abes office when Mimi shows up. He tells her hes missed her and goes in for a hug...gets embarrassed and tells her hes just happy to see her again. She tells him shes happy to see him as well. She wonders why they were called down to the station. Max hopes they have a lead on who kidnapped them. Mimi asks if hes heard about Belles dad. She feels as if there is a dark cloud over the town and it scares her. Max promises not to let anything happen to her.
They start to kiss but pull apart when Abe arrives. He questions them about the skeleton in the basement...tells them that its not from the 1800s but has modern dental work and synthetic in the uniform...so somebody wants them to think that hes an old forgotten soldier from over a century ago...so they wouldnt notice the heavy trauma to his skull. In other words, Max and Mimi found a murder victim. Mimi thinks its creepy. Abe thinks the crime could have happened last year or twenty-five years ago.
Max asks how they can help. Abe wants them to describe how they discovered the body. We get Max narrating and a flashback to watching the sledgehammer go through the wall and the skeleton falling on Mimi. Mimi suddenly remembers that they also found a ring on the skeleton and gives it to Abe. She tells him about the unusual symbol on it. Abe takes it to the lab. Mimi looks upset and Max asks her what is wrong. She tells him she thinks she has seen the ring before and has this awful feeling, now that she knows he was murdered, that she knows the person who used to be wrapped around those bones.
Max and Mimi are standing close now. He tells her that hes been around a bit and hes been in lust with a fair number of women...but what happened down in that basement with her was different for him. Mimi asks: No lust? Max shakes his head and says that he likes her a lot. She cant understand why, especially after what she did to Shawn. He thinks that Shawn should have given her a second chance...thinks she is strong and someone he can count on...confesses that she got him through the past few days. Mimi keeps denying it. Max tries to convince her...she helped him keep the garage from foreclosing...being trapped with her was like being on a great adventure together...she gave him courage...he couldnt handle Steve and Kayla possibly dying without her...He knows shes been through so much but wants to know if he is the only one who feels that...is there something going on between them?
Max and Mimi are kissing but once again pull apart when Abe returns. He tells them the body is down at the lab for postmortem. Abe gently breaks the news to Mimi about Patrick being arrested. Mimi tries to defend him but Abe tells her that Patrick is in big trouble for kidnapping Hope and being E.J.s accomplice. He tells her hes sorry and leaves. Mimi wants to call her mom. Max tells her if she needs him, she should call him no matter what the time is. He kisses her and takes his leave.
Lexie and Tek
Lexie walks up to Tek in a café and they both rehash their history...what happened to John...yada...yada... Lexie blames Tek. Tek blames Lexie. He reminds her that shes a hero for saving John...that Marlena would have been calling for a coffin if Lexie hadnt been there. She comes up with this lame idea for Tek to I.D. E.J. in a lineup through email...yawn... She reminds him that she is betraying the Dimeras (her family) and could be hurting Abe and Theo in the process. She wants Tek to leave her alone. He says no.
Abe calls to tell her hell be home soon. Lexie lies and tells him shes in bed reading and
will wait up for him. She tries to leave. Tek warns her not to forget that she needs him.
Sami is excited that Lucas has his eyes open. She asks if he needs anything. He doesnt remember much of what happened and wants her to fill in the blanks for him. He remembers dreaming that he saw Will and Kate and tells her what they said. Shes just relieved that hes okay. Lucas wants to know who got the beam off of his leg. Sami flashes back to E.J. helping her and then tells Lucas it was just her. She doesnt know how she did it but figures that because the man she loves was so close to dying, it gave her strength. She wrapped him in a blanket and dragged him out...it wasnt very pretty but she pulled him to the road and a trucker gave them a lift to the hospital.
Lucas thinks its amazing and unbelievable. Sami tells him its the power of love. He does remember some awesome sex dreams and he hopes they were real. Sami laughs and reminds him about the fireplace and the blankets...keeping each other warm. He tells her he loves her. She puts her head on his shoulder and tells him how afraid she was of losing him. They talk about Johns condition and how good it feels that she has been there for her mom...sort of a role reversal...they arent just mother and daughter now but friends as well, and that Marlena is happy that Sami and Lucas are back together. Kate gatecrashes and Lucas says, in a dry voice, that one out of two aint bad.
Kate explains that she came back from Canada to check on John and found out from a nurse that Lucas was in the hospital. She wants to know what Sami did to ruin his life this time. Lucas goes to Samis defense and tells his mom that she saved his life and he just has a broken leg. He explains what happened but Kate is skeptical that Sami could have actually dragged the beam off of Lucas. She reluctantly thanks her. Sami is shocked. So is Lucas. Sami tells Kate that she doesnt want them to fight for the rest of her life and asks if they can just set aside the things they have done to each other because she and Lucas are officially back together and are staying together.
Kate wishes them the best of luck and starts to leave. She turns back and tells Sami that she really is grateful to her for saving her son. Lucas thanks her for saying that. Kate leaves and Sami has a hard time believing what she just heard.
In the hallway, Kate runs into Roman. He grills her about coming back to Canada...about Philip...about Mimi and Maxs kidnapping. Roman doesnt buy her excuses. She tells him he cant prove anything. He wont let it go and plays on their past history. She figures he must be desperate and asks him whether he believes Samis story about rescuing Lucas. Roman tells her he is proud of Sami. Kate rags on Sami and leaves.
Chelsea shows Billie a belt and asks her who it belongs to. Billie nervously tells her she thinks its Patricks. Chelsea closes in and tells her mother she thinks its too small to be Patricks.
Shawn tells Belle that he is going to protect her and Belle. He says: Do you understand? If we stick together...nobody can hurt us.
Marlena tells Bo that John kept repeating the word killer. She wishes she knew what he was trying to say. Bo asks her if killer is all he said.
Bonnie tells Patrick that if the cops ever I.D. who those bones belong to, then they are in major trouble.
Wednesday Jan 3
Billie, Chelsea & Nick Billie urges Nick to get out. Nick and Billie scurry around gathering up Nicks clothes. Chelsea comes in as Nick crouches behind her bed in her room. Billie tries to look relaxed. Chelsea looks around the room, picks up the ashtray full of butts and asks Billie what happened here. Billie says she fell asleep on the couch and had a bad dream. She must have been tossing and turning a lot. She then chastises Chelsea for not being there when Nick showed up. Chelsea tells her she was working and pulls out her tips. Billie is very proud of her. Chelsea tells her not to be because she got fired because that psycho that Shawn was with got out of jail and wanted her job back. She admits she wasnt very good and tells Billie not to worry, shell find another job. Billie asks her if she looks worried. Chelsea says actually you do, whats bothering you. Nick is putting his pants on and cant find his belt. Billie says nothing is bothering her. Chelsea knows better and tells her to spill. We see Nicks belt on the floor by the couch.
Billie tells Chelsea she fell asleep in front of the TV the holidays wore her out. Chelsea wants to know if Nick left her anything when he stopped by. Billie tells her she should treat her friends better she should have called Nick and told him she wouldnt be there to meet him. Chelsea proclaims that Nick loves doing stuff for her. Billie wants to know if she is interested in him. Chelsea says have you seen him. Hes a really sweet guy but romance material not so much. Hes more like her little lap dog. Nick hears that and tells himself that if that is what she thinks of their relationship hes done with her. Then he changes his mind and says that will change when he gets her to like him. He tries to open the window to make his escape. Chelsea claims that guys like Nick enjoy being pushed around. If Billie knew Nick a little more shed know that about him. Billie tells Chelsea that she would be surprised by what she knows and if Chelsea isnt careful she is going to lose all of her friends. Billie goes into the kitchen. Chelsea sits on the couch and finds the belt. Billie comes in and says shes going to bed. Chelsea asks Billie who the belt belongs to. Billie thinks its probably Patricks. Chelsea says its too small. She wants to know who her mom was with tonight. Nick cant get the window open. He hears Chelsea telling her mom to admit she had sex with someone tonight.
Chelsea wants to know who it was. Billie says its someone she just met. Chelsea is proud of Billie for bringing home a pick-up that means she is getting over Steve. Billie is not comfortable talking about this. Chelsea wants to know all about it Billie should consider this part of her education. Shes going to have a shower and make popcorn and then Billie can tell her all about it. Nick hides under Chelseas bed. Chelsea drops her dress and panties right in front of him. As soon as she hits the shower he takes off. Billie is shocked that hes still there. Chelsea comes into the room to ask Billie if she has any shampoo. She asks Nick what he is doing there. Nick says he came by to see her. Chelsea wants to know if he has the low down on Lonely Splicer. He says she is right. Lonely Splicers real name is Shane Patton. Chelsea wants to know all about him. Nick says hell find out more about him all he knows is that hes a brain surgeon in a city San
something. Chelsea hugs him and tells him his aftershave smells like perfume. Billie goes to get that shampoo for Chelsea. Chelsea tells Nick to leave she has to talk to her mom. She thinks her mom was doing the horizontal mambo with some guy.
Hospital: Hope is talking to her baby. She thanks the baby for bringing so much happiness into their lives. Patrick didnt have to tell that he wasnt her father because she would have known the instant she saw her because she looks exactly like her daddy. Bo comes in and asks her if that is a good thing. He kisses the baby so cute. Marlena comes in. She wants to see the new addition she gushes over the baby. Bo offers to leave them alone. Marlena doesnt want him to go. She has something to say. Marlena tells Bo that what happened to John is not his fault. She said some terrible things to him but she was just scared for John just like he was scared for Hope. Bo had to do what he had to do and John did the same. John wouldnt want Bo to blame himself for what happened. Bo tells her if there is anything they can to do to help just ask.
Marlena tells Bo and Hope that before John went to the operating room he regained consciousness for a few moments. He was very agitated he grabbed her and said killer. Bo thinks he might have been referring to Wells shooting him. Marlena knows John it was more than that. He was trying to tell her something but he couldnt get the words out. She feels like a failure because she cant figure out what he was trying to tell her. Bo says that John was trying to tell her something but without more information they wont be able to figure it out. Marlena repeats that he was agitated all of a sudden. Steve and Kayla were there. Maybe they can tell them more. Bo says hell talk to Steve and let her know what he has to say and hell go check on their little girl. Hope asks how John is doing. Marlena says he was clinging to life she just cant lose him.
Marlena apologises for being so emotional. Ever since the kidnapping shes been suffering from mood swings. Its just been very recent that she felt like herself again. She and John have been so close. She didnt expect her feelings for him to come back so much stronger, so much more powerful than before. Hope says thats how it is for her and Bo as well. She never expected to feel more passion than ever. Marlena is so grateful to John standing by her when she was in a fog for so long. Hes made her believe in herself again. Hope claims it was also Marlenas inner strength. She tells Marlena to believe in their love. Its too strong to allow anything to take John away from her.
Belle is sniffling. She cant lose her father. Shawn holds her. Belle sees Mrs. Healey with a small boy. She tells Shawn about the lady they talked to at the Java Café she just saw her. Shes going to try and find her and see if she is okay. Belle finds the lady and re-introduces herself. She asks if the boy is her grandson. Mrs. Healey says no just a child she is taking care of. A doctor comes out and says that Eli can go home all he needs is Mrs. Healeys badge number. The doctor notes the number on the badge and leaves. Mrs. Healey drops the badge and Belle picks it up and says you work for Child Protective Services. Mrs. Healey says yes and takes Eli and leaves. She has to get him back to his foster family.
Bo and Shawn talk. Shawn admits that he was a jerk about the E.J. thing Bo makes it sound like Shawn didnt do anything wrong. Bo states that Dr. Bader will lose her licence and go to jail for a long time. Shawn thinks its a bonding thing that they both had daughters and didnt know it. Bo wants to know how things are going. Shawn whines a bit and Bo again gives Shawn a free pass for any wrongdoing proclaiming that Shawn owned up to his wrongdoings and their families will be stronger for it. HUH??? Belle comes along. Bo hugs her and goes to the cafeteria. Belle tells Shawn that the woman works for Child Protective Services. She was so friendly that day and today she was unfriendly. Maybe it nothing but she just doesnt trust anyone since Claires kidnapping. LOL thats probably why Claire is no where to be seen
just who is looking after her? Belle doesnt trust that women she wonders if they were being investigated and didnt even know it. Shawn doesnt know why they would have any interest in Claire shes with her parents, she loved and being taken care of. Shawn makes an empty promise to take care of her and Claire. Bo comes and tells them that John is out of surgery and the doctor wants to talk to Belle and her mom.
The doctor talks to Marlena and Belle in Hopes room. Bo and Shawn are there as well. John came through the surgery as well as can be expected. Hes in recovery and out of any immediate danger. John was struck by two bullets but the wound in the chest caused bleeding in the lungs. Bo asks what that means. It means that Johns brain was deprived of oxygen they dont know for how long. He may have suffered brain damage. Hes in a coma right now. Belle says but he will wake up. The doctor cant say that for sure he doesnt want to give her any false hope. Marlena thanks the doctor. Hope suggests that they say a prayer for John. Hope leads the prayer.
Salem PD Part 1: Bonnie comes in crying she tells Mimi that Patrick has already been transferred to county. Mimi is angry at him for getting mixed up with E.J. Wells. Bonnie took his money and got them mixed up in it as well. Bonnie tells Mimi that Patrick helped Hope deliver the baby and turned himself in. Mimi thinks that will make Patrick look better he didnt run. Bonnie then tells her that the baby isnt Patricks, its Bos. Apparently Patrick bribed the doctor to lie. She wants to go see Patrick. Mimi does too but not tonight. Shes too tired. Abe called them in to talk about the skeleton. She fills Bonnie in on her and Max finding a skeleton in the closet literally. They thought it was civil war soldier but Abe tells them that the bones are more recent. The guy was murdered and the murderer probably dressed him in a civil war uniform to disguise the murder. Bonnie starts crying. Bonnie wants to know if the police know who the guy is and why are they so sure he was murdered. Mimi says the police told her and Max they would keep her informed. She then tells her mother about the ring. Mimi is sure she has seen the ring before. Bonnie looks sick. Mimi asks if she is alright. Bonnie tells her that Patrick is in jail and she has gotten herself mixed up in a murder. Its just too much for her to handle. She really needs to see Patrick tonight. Mimi agrees to go with her to the county jail.
Visiting room at the County Jail: Patrick comes in and apologises for putting them through this again. Mimi wants to know what he was thinking. Patrick knows that it doesnt make sense and now he has to face the consequences. He has to do the time but he promises them he will never be in this kind of trouble again. Bonnie believes him. Patrick doesnt think Mimi does. It just breaks her heart to see him in this kind of situation. Bonnie suggests that Mimi tell him about the skeleton she found. It will help take his mind off things. Patrick wants to hear about it. Mimi fills in Patrick on the story. The cops feel the murderer dressed they guy in a civil war uniform. She hopes that they figure out the mans identity and find the killer. She doesnt know why theyre talking about this they should be talking about Patricks defence and finding him a lawyer. Bonnie says that will take money. She asks Patrick if he has any. The cops took everything he had claiming it was ill-gotten gains. Bonnie says too bad. She wishes she could help. Patrick thinks she can she can give him back all the money she took from him.
He needs a lawyer. He doesnt want an over-worked, old public defendant. Where did the money go? Mimi says shes been asking the same question. She tells Patrick she has some money she has saved from the two jobs she is working. It isnt much but it should at least cover the retainer. Patrick thanks her. Bonnie says at least she raised Mimi right. Bonnie wants some time alone with her son. Patrick and Mimi hug and say goodbye. As soon as Mimi is out of the room Bonnie tells Patrick if the cops ever ID those bones they are in major trouble. Bonnie wants him to promise that no matter how much the cops pressure him he wont say anything about that skeleton. Patrick is not going to implicate himself in another crime. Bonnie says Mimi would never forgive her if she found out what she did. Patrick thinks the police have bigger fish to fry than to worry about some old bones. The guard comes and tells them time is up. Bonnie is worried that some smart detective may ID those bones how is she going to protect herself if hes in prison. Patrick says if that happens, hes sorry but shes on her own. Patrick is taken out of the room.
Salem PD Part 2: Mimi tells Bonnie that she is going to go and talk to Abe about good defence attorneys. Bonnie asks for a favour dont poke your nose into this investigation into the skeleton. Bonnie walks away and pulls out her cell phone. When the person answers she says its your mother. Your brother is in jail again and your sister stumbled on to something that could their family. Get your fanny on the first plane back to Salem. Weve got work to do or the Lockhart family is going to go down in flames.
Preview: Max to Mimi I dont want you to go. They kiss. Shawn walks in carrying Claire What? Belle to doctor Youre telling me that my Dad might never wake up? Doctor the odds are not in his favour. Steve to Bo You dont believe what Marlena said that he was responding to me being in the room, do you? Bo He definitely got worked up about something. Kayla to Hope I have this fear that Im going to wake up someday and hes going to be gone.
Thursday Jan 4
Maxs Garage Max is sweeping up. Theres a knock on the door. He yells out that theyre not open to come back in 20. The knocking persists. Its Mimi. Hes surprised to see her. He thought she wasnt coming in today. Mimi just needed to talk. Max asks how Patrick is. Mimi knows that he deserves to be punished for what he did but hes not a bad person. Max thinks he just got mixed up with the wrong people. Mimi is the only one that can help him. Her mother is flipping out so is her little brother. Patrick doesnt need this. Max tries to reassure her things are never as bad as they look. He offers to put on some coffee and they can talk. Mimi says no he has to open up. She shouldnt have come here and dumped this on him. She just didnt know where else to go. He holds her.
Max is glad she came to him. He wants to be there for her. Mimi tells him hes a really good friend. Max wants to do what he can even if its only to give her a shoulder to cry on. If she needs money, he doesnt have much
Mimi doesnt want his money. She doesnt want to cry she just wanted to see him. Max says you know this is more than friendship. Mimi thinks she should go. Hes busy - her mom will wake up and wonder where she is. Max suggests that she call her later. He doesnt want her to go. They start kissing. Shawn and Claire enter. Shawn knocks on the door. Mimi suggests that he knock next time. They banter a bit. Shawn stopped by to tell them he was sorry for acting like such a jerk.
Shawn admits that he didnt have the right to treat them the way he did when he found out Mimi was working there. He hopes they will accept his apology. Max does. Mimi says she has more to apologise for than both of them. Shawn says she already has about a million times but he was too stubborn to accept it. He hopes they can put this behind them and move on. Mimi has really missed her goddaughter and her best friend. She asks about Belle. Max comments that Shawn and Belle and Claire are a really family now. Shawn says theyre working on it. He asks about the two of them. Mimi says they were taking things slow until about 10 seconds before he walked in. Mimi asks if she can take Claire for a walk. After they leave Max asks Shawn if he is really cool with him and Mimi. Shawn is so okay with it that hed like to spend more time with them
like 9 to 5. Max is happy to give him his job back. Outside Mimi places Claire inside some tube tires and plays with her. Mimi notices catches a guy taking photos of them.
Shawn and Max are talking about car that is in the shop for repair. Mimi starts yelling for Shawn. They go out running. Mimi points out the guy that was taking pictures of her and Claire. Max asks what thats all about. Back inside the garage Max wants to pick up where they left off. Mimi thinks the moment has passed. They did agree to take things slow. When and if it happens it will be that much more incredible. Mimi is leaving but turns back and says what the heck, you only live once. They start kissing again.
Hospital: Marlena talks to a comatose John. Shes staying strong, remembering the promise they made at the fountain in Italy. She needs to know that he is going to stay there with her. She needs a sign any sign. Belle comes in and asks if the doctor has come back with the test results. Marlena says not yet. Shawn is with Claire in Bo and Hopes room. Bo and Shawn switch babies. Shawn thinks his sister has Zacks eyes. He asks what her name is. Outside their room Steve and Kayla show up with arms full of packages and balloons. Steve pulls out a little harmonica with a pink ribbon tied around it. They reminisce about the time Steve tried to teach John to play it was painful. A kid come along and plays with the balloons. He has a picture of a devil on the front of his shirt. Steve has a flashback to the tarot card and clutches his head in pain. Kayla notices and asks if he is alright.
Shawn says Doodlebug really? Hope says or maybe buttercup. Shawn is going to leave them to battle it out. He has some errands to run. Hope wants to know if Johns test results have come back. Shawn says no. Hope is happy that Bo didnt go to the boat house. Shawn hopes there will be justice for John. Kayla tries to get through to Steve and he finally becomes aware of her. He tells her he will be fine. She says he isnt. His heart is racing and he passed out last night. Steve tries to say nothing is wrong but finally admits to Kayla that he hears this loud banging noise in his head. Kayla is going to find a neurologist. Steve thinks he just needs a good nights sleep. Kayla asks him what would happen if he had one of these episodes when he was behind the wheel of a car. Steve agrees to see a specialist. Belle talks to John briefly. The doctor arrives. He wishes he had some good news.
Bo and Hope banter as they discuss baby names. Hope suggests they make a contest out of naming her. Theyll involve their families and friends. Bo isnt too sure about that. Hope says they dont have to use any of the names but it should be fun. Bo warns that they could be inciting a war between the Hortons and the Bradys. He finally agrees to it but in the meantime they agree on Doodlebug. Kayla brings a doctor to see Steve. He can do a MRI right now. After a little bit of resistance Steve agrees. Kayla wants a kiss first she says hey, husband so cute. They kiss. Steve jokes with the doctor that his brain may be on the fritz but his lips still work fine. In Johns room the doctor says John is stable. He will recover from the gunshot wounds. Marlena wants the bad news. The doctor says he was deprived of oxygen. He is still not responding to stimuli which leads him to believe that John suffered brain damage. Marlena asks him the results of a couple of tests. Belle asks what they mean when the doctor answers. He tells her that means John is a coma and very likely wont come out of it.
Kayla enters Hopes room laden with packages. The conversation between these three is just great. The teasing and banter priceless. Sweet little kisses between Bo and Hope when she calls him her hero. Bo asks where Steve is. Kayla tells them that he is having a MRI done. She tells them about the episodes Steve has been having . Bo says it sounds like an inner ear infection. He always knew the guy had a screw loose. Kayla is going to go check on Steve. Bo offers to do it so her and Hope can talk. Hope can see that Kayla is really worried. Back in Johns room Belle asks if the doctor is saying that her dad is never going to wake up. The doctor thinks that is very probable and if John were to awaken he would have limited cognitive function. Hes sorry. Marlena gets very snappish with the doctor. He offers to make arrangements to move John to a long term care facility. Marlena says absolutely not!
Steve sees Bo and appreciates that he came down there but his sister is overreacting. He didnt need the MRI. Bo brings up the conversation he had with Marlena about John getting all agitated when he came in the room. Steve says both Kayla and Marlena were in the room when he said killer. He thinks he was talking about the guy that shot him. Bo tells Steve that Marlena thinks he was reacting to Steve. Steve says from his hospice experience maybe John got agitated because he was afraid to die and he just happened to be the guy standing next to him when he opened his eyes. Steve suggests they go and check on John. In Hopes room Kayla says maybe she is worried about nothing but she cant help herself. Ever since they got back together she lives with this fear that she is going to wake up one day and Steves going to be gone. Marlena tells the doctor that its far too early to give any kind of prognosis. The doctor understands but stresses that John will need specialized care and a long term facility can provide that. Belle thinks the doctor may be right. Marlena refuses. If this hospital wont help John fight for his life she will take him elsewhere. They are never giving up on him. The doctor appreciates that. He encourages her to get a second opinion but he stands by his prognosis. He wishes them good luck. Bo and Steve enter. Bo asks whats going on. Marlena tells them that they seem to think that John is done. Belle says hes in a coma and they dont think hes going to wake up. Steve says hes so sorry. The alarm sounds on Johns heart monitor.
Hope tells Kayla that Steve loves her hes not going anywhere. Kayla talks about what her life was like after she lost Steve. She still finds it hard to trust. Kayla thinks Steve is worried about what he did and the kind of person he was before he woke up in that hotel room in Cincinnati. Hope asks if she has talked to him about it. Kayla doesnt want to waste one minute of their time on things that dont matter. There is nothing in his past that she wont defend or forgive. She thinks that Steve is afraid of those forgotten years she thinks they scare him to death. The doctor returns to Johns room and asks what is going on. Marlena says John is hypertensive his heart rate spiked because of something that happened and that something is Steve coming into the room. The doctor insists that is not possible because Johns brain doesnt process stimuli. Marlena insists on a second EEG.
The doctor that did Steves MRI comes into Hopes room. The MRI is clear. He suggests that Steve have a complete physical. Hope says that is good news. Kayla says yes but hes still having these episodes and theyre no closer to figuring out what is causing them. Hope suggests therapy. Kayla admits she was thinking about hypnosis but she doesnt think Steve will go for it. He just wants to leave whatever is buried in his mind alone. Hope suggests that Marlena could help. Outside of Johns room Steve asks Bo if he believes what Marlena said that John was reacting to him being in the room. Bo says he got worked up about something. Steve has another episode. In Johns room Marlena suggests that Belle stay with Claire.
Shawn and Claire join Belle in the chapel. Belle updates Shawn on what the doctor told them about John. Belle can see hes worried about someone. He thinks she was right about the woman they met they are being investigated. Kayla tells Hope that shell wait on asking Marlena to help with Steve for now. She has enough on her plate. The baby wakes up and is ready for a feeding. Kayla is going to find Steve. Kayla asks if they have a name for her. Hope smiles and says Doodlebug. Kayla likes that. Outside of Johns room Bo asks Steve if he is alright. Steve says yes. He goes to Marlena who is standing next to Johns stretcher. He offers to do anything he can to help figure out what John was trying to say. Johns fingers move but no one notices. Marlena thanks the both of them for being there. She knows John loves them both. Bo and Steve love John like a brother. Steve hopes that the doctors were wrong just like Marlena said.
A back alley: Mrs. Healey asks a young man if he has them. He hands a big brown envelope. He thinks they should call Mr. Kiriakis and tell him theyre ready to make their move.
Preview: Bonnie to Billie What would really be a big help to me right now is if you and Chelsea could find another please to live. Billie Youre kicking us out? Abby to Max Im not your little sister, Max. I am a woman. Steve to Shawn Victors filed for full custody of Claire. Shawn I am not letting anyone take our baby. Marlena to John Im right here darling. Im right here beside you. John It hurts so badly Marlena??? (not sure of what he says this is obviously her dream).
Friday Jan 6
Maxs Garage Max and Mimi are kissing when Max puts a stop to it. He says not here he wants it to be more special. Mimi tells him that he makes it special by the way he holds her and touches her. He says no, not on the floor in the dirt and the grease. Mimi jokes and suggests Paris. Max was thinking more along the lines of her house. Mimi says my mother is there. The garage floor would be more romantic. Max agrees that she is probably right maybe they should go to his crib. Love the teasing banter that follows and the sweet kisses that are interspersed throughout. The discussion about whether his place is clean funny and cute. Mimi doesnt care where they go she wants to be with him. Max says, on this floor, wont you feel
Mimi chimes and says cheap? She says sure it would be nice to be lying under the stars on some tropical beach but this place is special too. She goes into the office. This is where they met and got to know each other. Face it this office is like their crib. They kiss. Max cleans off the desk and Mimi takes off her sweater. They hear the door opening. Mimi says not again. Abby walks in as Mimi is trying to get her sweater back on. Max thought he gave her the day off. Abby makes a sarcastic remark or two and then slams the door. Mimi tells Max that now she feels cheap.
Mimi leaves. Max wants to talk to Abby because shes obviously upset. Abby tells him to go find Mimi and get a room, she has work to do. Max knows that she doesnt like Mimi but he does. He wants to know whats bugging her. Abby talks about how she kept the business going while he was off with Mimi looking for Philip plus she froze her butt off looking for them on Christmas Eve. And she never even got a card or a token of appreciation. She asks Max for one good reason why she should stay in this low rent job. He tells her because he needs her. He promises he wont ever take her for granted again. Theyre a good team. Abby says if were a good team wheres my Christmas bonus? He goes and gets her a wrapped package. Its a book of Shakespeares sonnets. She likes it. Max tells her to read the card. When she gets to the part that says she is the closest thing to a little sister hell ever have she shoves the book back at him. Shes not his little sister. Shes a woman. She storms out.
Brady Pub: Bonnie is having a drink when Billie joins her. They exchange New Years greetings. Billie is there to meet her like Bonnie asked. Whats wrong? Bonnie says Patrick is in jail. Billie tells her if there is anything she can do
Bonnie mentions that Connor is coming home and what would really help is if Billie and Chelsea find another place to live. A surprised Billie asks if she is evicting them. Bonnie says its a temporary relocation. With Connor coming home they need space as a family. Maybe they could stay with Billies mother it would be only a couple of weeks. Billie freaks with such short notice they couldnt find a place. She cant live with her mother. Bonnie starts crying and says she understands. Theyll make it work. Bonnie cries and weeps they need this family time. Her baby is in jail. Billie says shell look for a place.
Mimi meets Bonnie. Bonnie tells Mimi its about Connor who is in a boot camp for troubled teens. She expected him to come home on the bus this morning but he never showed up. Mimi cant believe Bonnie gave him money and expected him to come home. Connor is just like her (Bonnie) he took the money and ran. Billie sits at the bar and tells Caroline that Bonnie wants them to move out today. She asks Caroline if they have any rooms available. Caroline doesnt but there is Bos room. Hes staying with Hope now. Maybe she can ask him if its okay for her and Chelsea to use his room. Bonnie says Connor would never do that. Mimi asked if Connor had a personality transplant. Connor should be home living with them, going to school or at least living with their Dad. Bonnie doesnt want to talk about him. She asks Mimi what they should do. Mimi says they just have to wait for Connor to either phone or show up on the next bus. She wishes their family wasnt so high maintenance.
Billie doesnt think its a good idea to move into Bos room because on top of telling Chelsea they have to move theyd have to share a room. Caroline offers to let Chelsea stay with her and Shawn in their spare room. Billie thanks her and says she may take her up on that. Bonnie is worried that something happened. Her cell rings. She says she will be right there. She tells Mimi it was the police. Connor has been arrested.
Hospital: Kayla finds Steve outside Johns room. Steve tells Kayla the doctors say that Johns brain is beyond repair. Hes supposed to be completely unresponsive. Kayla asks what he means by supposed to. Steve says you saw how he reacted when we were in the room with him. He says the same thing happened again Johns heart rate shot up. He asks her if she thinks John will wake up. Kayla says miracles can happen. Steve wonders why John only reacts like that to him. Kayla thinks it could be as simple as the fact that they are friends. Kayla wants them to go to the chapel and light a candle for John. Marlena is sleeping in the chair next to Johns bed. She dreams that he is awake and calling out for him. She tells him hes right there but he cant see or hear her. She wakes up. Roman comes in the room. She cries on his shoulder.
Marlena cries as she tells Roman about the dream. Roman has talked to Dr. Tucker. He knows the prognosis. Marlena wont let him say it. She doesnt care what the prognosis is because it cant measure her prayers or Johns heart. Roman tells her to go home and get some rest. Marlena needs him to arrest the man that did this and put him in jail for the rest of his life. Roman tells her that E.J. got away. They go outside into the corridor. Marlena berates Roman. Roman tells her they have a report that E.J. is in Mexico. If he has to go there himself and get him he will. E.J. will pay for what he did to John. Dr. Tucker comes back with the second set of test results. Nothing has changed. Marlena insists that John responded to Steve. The doctor disagrees. Marlena goes back into Johns room. Dr. Tucker gives Roman a card of a doctor in St. Louis that specialises in brain injuries. Marlena is talking to John. She has always believed in medicine but all she has to hang on to now is a miracle. She asks him to open his eyes and say her name. Roman comes in and tries to tell her that she has to prepare herself. Marlena says no. John needs her to believe in him and she will believe until he wakes.
Roman asks about a second opinion. Marlena says no. Roman suggests a rehab facility. Marlena says no to that. Roman feels that shell make the decision when she has to. She has the strength. Marlena claims that John gave her that strength and she needs it all to fight for him. Roman offers to help by being her friend. Roman urges Marlena to go home and get some sleep. Its for Johns welfare too. She needs to be strong. Marlena wants a few minutes alone with John. Marlena tells him she has to go home and get some rest. Shell be back. As soon as she leaves his eyelids flutter and he says Marlena.
Hospital chapel: Shawn fills Belle in on what happened outside the garage. Belle cant figure out why theyre watching them. Shawn thinks Victor is behind this. Shawn reminds her of how mad Victor got when they told him they were cutting back on his visits with Claire. He has this bizarre idea that Philip is going to be Claires real father. Belle thinks he is right. Shawn tells her nothing has happened yet. There is no way Victor can take her away from them. They are Claires biological parents. Belle isnt so sure. Victor gets whatever he wants and he doesnt care who he destroys to get it. Shawn declares that Victor has no legal right so let him bring it on. Belle suggests that maybe Bo can get Victor to back off. Shawn thinks that is a good idea. Shawn opens the door and comes face to face with Mrs. Healey and a cop. She shows her badge and tells him shes there to take Claire. Shawn slams the door shut.
Steve and Kayla arrive outside the chapel just as Mrs. Healey is pounding on the door telling Mrs. Kiriakis that she has a court order. Steve wants to see the court order. Mrs. Healey asks who they are. Steve says they are Shawns aunt and uncle. Mrs. Healey shows her badge as she hands over the court order. Steve says youre going to take a baby away from her mother. Mrs. Healey tells him she is within her rights. She tells the cop to take the hinges off the door. Steve says theyre just a couple of scared kids. He asks if they can have ten minutes with them. She gives them five. Steve finally convinces Shawn to let him and Kayla in. Belle is crying. Steve tells Shawn the court order says that Victor has filed for full custody of Claire and the cop out there tells him that Kiriakis means business. Shawn isnt going to let anyone take their baby.
Shawn berates himself for not having a plan. Kayla tells Belle that theyll get them a lawyer. Belle cries that she isnt going anywhere without her baby. The cop knocks and Mrs. Healey says the five minutes are up. Shawn wants Steve to distract the cop so that he and Belle can take off and drive. No one will ever find them. Steve tells him that running away is not the answer. Shawn asks him what he would do. Steve says a few years ago he would have done the same thing Shawn is thinking of doing, turn a lousy situation into a train wreck. Steve and Kayla tell them they cant ignore a court order. Belle says Victor is going to claim they arent responsible parents. Steve tells them to stay and prove him wrong. Shawn tells Belle if she says the word theyre out of there. Steve warns that if they do that they are giving Kiriakis all the ammunition he needs. Kayla tells them that she and Steve had to live on the run and stresses that its no life for a child. Steve says you cant trust the system but trust the people who love them theyll help them every step of the way.
Mrs. Healey yells for them to open the door. Shawn nods for Steve to open the door. Kayla tells Mrs. Healey not to scare the child. Belle cries and asks her to please not take her baby. Belle reminds her of the day they met in the Java Café. She was so nice to them. Shawn says it was all an act. She was working for Victor. How much does it cost to destroy a family? Mrs. Healey says she works for the County she was not paid by Mr. Kiriakis. Belle cries and asks her how she would feel if someone tried to take her child away. Mrs. Healey is afraid shes going to have to ask the officer to intervene. Kayla says no wait. She pleads with Belle to make it as easy on Claire as she can. Belle tells Claire that she is going to go with mommy and daddys friend. Mrs. Healey takes Claire and leaves.
Preview: Sami to Billie I think I know of a way that you and Chelsea could live alone if you would be interested. Billie Yes. Abby to Nick Nick, youve got to stop whining for Chelsea and find a girl that likes you for you. Youre not going to stay a virgin forever, are you? Victor to Shawn and Belle Ill see you in court. Belle That man doesnt deserve to live, does he? Steve flipping out as Bo watches.
Monday Jan 8
As Lucas reads the newspaper and pours out numerous accolades over Samis heroism, she begs him to stop embarrassing her. He talks about the rescue. Sami flashes back to the aftermath of the rape and her conversation with E.J. Kate looks like shes going to choke on all of it. Billie rushes in and asks her handsome-lucky-to-be-alive brother how he is. She echoes Lucass praise of Sami much to the dismay of her mother. Billie mentions being evicted by Bonnie and the reasons, as well as Carolines offer to have Chelsea stay with her. Kate offers her place and rags on how dark and airless the room above the Brady Pub will be. Sami takes offense at the insult to her grandparents. Kate rags on Samis connection to them.
Billie feels bad that she cant take better care of her daughter and that she doesnt have a good job. Sami has an idea. Kate shuts her down before she can mention it. Sami ignores her and tells her that she knows a way that Billie and Chelsea can live alone. Kate tells Sami they arent interested. Billie counters by saying she is. Sami murmurs to Lucas about his vacant apartment. He agrees wholeheartedly that Billie and Chelsea should move down the hall from them so they can be neighbors and be near family. Kate isnt impressed. Sami defends the idea. Billie isnt sure she can afford it. Lucas offers to talk to the landlord. He thinks it would be a blast.
Billie warns Sami and Lucas that Chelsea gets up early in the morning and likes loud music. Sami laughs and tells her not to scare them off...family is important to them. Lucas is looking forward to getting to know his niece and have Will and Chelsea get to know each other better as well. Billie happily accepts their offer and leaves to go pack. Kate isnt a happy camper.
Sami tells Kate she should let her feelings out before she explodes. Just then a reporter comes in and begs for another picture of Sami for the Spectators Sunday feature. She goes to freshen up. Kate is exasperated....cant believe this is the only newspaper story at the moment. Lucas reminds his mom that Sami saved his life. Sami comes back, the photographers takes a few pictures of her and Lucas. Kate leaves.
After the photographer goes, Sami and Lucas do some kissing and tickling. He tells her shes his hero and he cant believe how much he loves her. Kate comes back.
Salem Police Department
Connor gets dragged in by some officers...complete with cowboy hat and country twang. He tells his old lady that hes happy to see her. Bonnie isnt impressed and slaps the side of his head. Bonnie circles her son and tells him hes in big trouble...racking up a $1000.00 for a fine...wants to know what hes been up to and tells him she cant afford to bail him out. Mimi says her shell take care of it. Connor says hes been exploring his natural talents. Bonnie wants to know her name and how pregnant she is. Apparently Connor does well with horses and the rodeo is his calling. Bonnie wants him to get his GED. Connor does an exaggerated wink and clicks his tongue at Mimi...asks his mom why he would want to do that. Mimi isnt impressed.
He tells them that hes more of a get your hands dirty kind of guy. Mimi brings up the fact that hes like their dad. Bonnie twitches uncomfortably. Connor comes to the rescue by giving Mimi (who he calls MuMu) a card from their dad. She melts when she reads it and thinks its very sweet. Bonnie pushes her to go pay the fine so they can get out of there. Bonnie slaps the back of his head again. Connor is in pain. Bonnie reminds him of the reason she brought him back home. He thinks they should just tell Mimi the truth. Bonnie doesnt ever want Mimi to find out. Mimi overhears her and wants to know what they are talking about. Connor lies and says its about his trying and failing to get the GED again. Mimi feels bad for him and offers to help him through it. She leaves to warm the car up and Connor asks his mom what is up with Mimi.
Chelsea badmouths Stephanie as she plays at finding out more about her online doctor. Chelsea goes into acting full of herself mode. Stephanie finally has enough, thinks Chelsea is going to crash and burn, and leaves. Chelsea rags on her to get the last word.
Most of the show is a rehash of Abby forcing her opinions on Nick and wanting him to tell Chelsea the truth, interspersed with flashbacks of Nick at Billies. Abby notices the missing belt and insults Nick about it. He reminds her that he has a job and college degree. She decides to call Chelsea and tell her the truth. Nick stops her. They talk about Max being into Mimi and not her. Abby advises him to find a girl who likes him for himself. She asks him about staying a virgin forever. Nick gets ticked off with her going on about it. They hear Chelsea come in and yell for Abby.
Chelsea tries to play her little Nicky will do anything for me routine so he will do what she wants. Hes had enough and tells her to stop being a jerk. Chelsea doesnt clue in and keeps insulting him to get him to do what she wants...tells him to hop to it. She thinks there is nothing he loves more than making her happy. Nick sees red and starts yelling at her to stop calling him Nicky. Hes not going to do anything for her anymore, is sick of excusing her...wont be her lap dog and wont let her walk all over him. He tells her hes over her and to find another poodle to kick. Chelsea is shocked.
Bo, Hope, and Baby Doodlebug...lol...have come to visit Grandma Caroline. Caroline takes the baby and Bo thanks Hope for coming with him. Kayla, Shawn and Belle come running in and tell them that the baby has been taken.
Hope doesnt understand why Child Protection Services would take Claire. Kayla tells her to factor in the fact that Victor is suing for custody of Claire in Philips name. Bo is ticked. Steve tells them they didnt make it easy for them to take Claire but the woman had a court order and a policeman with her. Bo tells Shawn to stay with Belle, hugs Belle, and drags Steve out of the pub. Belle is crying heavily now and wondering how Claire is managing.
Shawn tries to comfort Belle. He tells her that Claire will come home. Kayla and Hope try to comfort her as well. Caroline arrives with the baby and Belle asks Hope if she can hold her. Belle looks at the baby and thinks her little fingers are the same as Claires... tells the baby not to worry because she is safe. Caroline doesnt understand how Victor could do something like this. Kayla is sure she can. They gasp as Victor walks in wanting to meet his granddaughter. Shawn gets angry and calls him a son of a bitch. Belle gives the baby back to Hope as Victor tells them he only came to see if they could work something out about access to Claire for them....he just wants to make peace.
Belle goes ballistic and yells at Victor that Shawn is Claires father and not Phillip... Philip has no rights...he walked out on Claire. Victor isnt impressed and warns Belle that they could lose access to Claire if they fight him and Philip. Shawn offers to fight Victor and argues that Philip is not Claires father...Shawn is...he lives at home now and not judge would take Claire from him and Belle. Victor reminds him that Philip was off bravely fighting for his country and once the judge finds this out...as well as learning that Claires so-called father was shacked up with a prostitute...yada...yada... Shawn reminds him that he drove a car into his living room. Victor thinks it adds up to Shawn being an unstable man and hardly one that a court would entrust with a child. Belle takes over and blames Victor for keeping the secret that ended up hurting Philip and Shawn doing what he did. Victor tells her he did it to protect his family. She argues that he doesnt deserve a family. Kayla tries to play peacemaker.
Victor tells them that Philip will settle if they agree to him being named Claires primary parent. Belle thinks that is insane. Kayla pulls her back. Shawn tells the old man to finish what he has to say and get out...he is dead to them from now on. Victor explains that Philip only cares about the welfare of the child and wants her raised in a stable environment...with her future provided for...wants to be her primary parent and primary home and will let them visit whenever they want and be a part of her life. Shawn goes to the door and opens it...tells him to get the hell out of his face.
Victor turns to Caroline and asks her to make them see reason...there is no way for them to win this fight and the alternative makes no sense. Caroline says: You heard my grandson. This is my pub and my property and I want you out! Victor tells them hell see them in court and leaves. While everyone stares at her, Belle says in a sinisterly quiet voice: That man doesnt deserve to live does he?
A cheerful man comes in looking for Belle and Shawn and serves them with a subpoena for a family court hearing tomorrow. He leaves and Belle gets upset that they underestimated Philip.
Child Protection Services
Bo and Steve burst into Beverlys office and demand a few minutes of her time. Bo tells her she has made a big mistake. She tries to explain that they got credible evidence that a child was in danger, suggesting that Claire was living in an unacceptable environment. Bo goes on the attack and corners her with: These reports came from Victor Kiriakis.
She denies it and explains that Claires parents can make their case in court because it is out of her hands...explains that Claire is with the Child Protection people until her foster parents arrive. He wants Claire to stay with him and Hope. Beverly says no. He thinks shes in Victors pocket and being paid off by him. Steve pulls him back and tells Beverly that the kid should come first...has never spent a night away from home. She wont listen...the case is out of her hands now...falls back on department rules. She threatens to have them removed if they dont leave.
Bo just wants to spend a few minutes with Claire to see if she is okay. Beverly says no. Steve sits in a chair and the brightness of a light gets to him. He goes into a kind of Manchurian Candidate trance with a doctor looking over him and repeating over and over again what he wants Steve to say. Steve begs to be left alone. Beverly tells Bo he cant go anywhere near his granddaughter before the ruling. Steve sits up and lunges at the desk throwing everything off and yelling at her that Bo sees his granddaughter NOW!
An angry Shawn tells the lawyer: All Im hearing is that Victor got everything and we have nothing. All right, you tell us what we have to do counselor. You tell us what Belle and I have to do to get our daughter back!
Billie tells Chelsea: You havent asked me about the surprise yet. Dont you want to know what it is? Its a good one. Chelsea gets excited, hugs and thanks her.
A shocked Abby says to Nick: My gosh...its true! You had sex with Chelseas mom!
Tuesday Jan 9
Nick tells Chelsea that shes bossed him around for the last time and slams out of the office. Chelsea is clueless about the way shes been treating him. Abby tries to fill her in and then goes outside to talk to Nick. She tells him that Chelsea really deserved that and she is very proud of him. Nick replies that if Chelsea doesnt see him as a person or as a man, then he will walk away.
Chelsea gets a call from her mom at the pub asking her to come meet her. She has a big surprise for her.
Nick backtracks and thinks that maybe he was too rough on Chelsea. Abby thinks he should find a girl who will be nice to him. He thinks so too but is still in love with Chelsea. Abby suggests that he kill Shane Patton with a virus and then pretend to be his friend and tell Chelsea the mans gone. He agrees to kill him off, remembers he promised to help Maggie take down the Christmas decorations and leaves. Chelsea comes out looking for him. Abby warns her that Nick isnt going to get over the way she treated him this time.
Chelsea spills the beans about her moms one-night stand. When she tells Abby that she found the guys belt, Abby puts 2 + 2 together and is shocked when she realizes that it must have been Nick. Chelsea leaves to go see her mom.
Maggie is trying to get the toy Santa that Mickey gave her to work, when Nick shows up and offers to fix it for her. She thinks he must have women trouble and wants to help. Abby arrives and tells Nick what Chelsea said about her mom. She mentions the belt and he turns around in shock. Abby cant believe that he really had sex with Chelseas mom.
Child Protection Services Office
Steve is still on a rampage. Bo tries to restrain him. The ladies cringe in a corner. Steve starts seeing the lights in his head again and whimpers for someone to get away from him and not hurt him. Bo wants to know what is going on. Steve finally comes down to earth and wants to know what happened. Bo tells him he flipped out. Steve apologizes and they both start to go. Beverly insists that they wait for the police to show up. They go outside to wait. Bo demands to know what Steves performance in there was all about. Steve says he doesnt know. Bo tells him the hed better come clean with him or the cops will haul him off to jail.
Steve doesnt know where its all coming from. He explains how it all started after he and Kayla had dinner with Benjy and Sonya...talks about the lights and booming noise in his head. The officer arrives and Beverly wants Steve arrested. Bo tries to intervene and Beverly finally agrees to let it go this time. Bo tells the officer that hell do the paperwork and they leave.
Bo wants an explanation from Steve. He wants to know if Steve has ever gotten violent before. Steve insists that he has never hurt Kayla and begs Bo not to tell her what happened today. Bo says he cant make that promise... wont lie to her or ignore it. He finally agrees to Steves request after Steve promises to see a shrink.
Shawn and Belle sit in a booth discussing their situation. Shawn cant believe how fast Victor works. Belle tells him she cant handle it...she cant handle losing her little girl. Shawn corrects her and says our little girl and promises that they wont lose Claire. Belle wonders if Victor has the judge in his pocket. Hope rushes up with Kayla and introduces them to the lawyer she and Bo found for them, Dan Howell. He sits down with Shawn and Belle to talk.
Hope and Kayla sit down in another booth with doodlebug and talk about the court case. Hope talks about Zachs death and how now this happening with Shawn. She doesnt want Shawn and Belle to ever feel that kind of pain... thinks its all crazy and unnecessary and that Shawn and Belle would never have denied access to Philip because they know how much he loves Claire.
The lawyer tells Shawn and Belle that Victor has filed numerous complaints on Philips behalf. Shawn goes on a rampage and attacks Victor and Philip. Dan reminds him that Philip was also deceived by the secret and that he left because he was hurt and in shock (um I thought he left because Belle told him there was no hope for them?) Belle cant believe that she trusted Victor and gave him access to Claire. Dan tells them that Victor played them...set both of them up.
Kayla thinks Hope should have another child. Hope laughs and tells her to give her a little break. She thinks about how the baby has brought back such beautiful memories of Shawn, Zach, and J.T. Hope asks Kayla if she and Steve might have another baby...this time raise it together. Kayla is worried that Steve is going through too much right now... he might not be a good dad.... things are too uncertain and maybe even dangerous.
Shawn admits to the lawyer that he screwed up and made dumb choices, but hes changed and loves his daughter more than his own life. Dan reminds him of his recent escapades. Belle defends Shawn and says that they have both made mistakes. He tells them that they have to show that they have changed and Belle has to get her act together as well, especially given that Victor claims that she is neglectful and has the ammunition to back it up.
Billie comes into the pub and sees Hope and Kayla. Shes surprised that Hope is out of the hospital already but thinks the baby is beautiful and asks what her name is. Hope explains that they dont have one yet and asks her for suggestions.
Belle wants to know what Victor is accusing her of. Dan reminds them that she is still legally married to Philip and how Claire disappeared from the restaurant. Shawn defends Belles mothering skills and rags on Victor. He demands to know what they have to do to get their daughter back.
Billie suggests the name Ilene but neither Hope nor Kayla is too crazy about it. Hope leaves for a minute and Billie picks up the baby and cuddles her. Kayla thanks her for advising her not to give up on Steve. Shes says she is sorry if Steve hurt her and so is he.
Shawn rags on Philip taking off and abandoning Claire. Dan counters that Philip went off to war to fight for their country. Belle tells Shawn to calm down and says that all that matters is how they come across in court. Dan agrees, warns Shawn that he cant lose his temper in court, and tells them to present themselves as loving and responsible parents. Shawn apologizes and the lawyer leaves.
Hope tells Shawn and Belle that they were meant to be a family and that the family will be there to support them. She tells Shawn to have faith and she knows that the Brady family wont lose Claire. Shawn says that if the court rules against them, he is going to take Belle and Claire somewhere no one can find them. Hope tells him that he isnt running away with Claire. Shawn argues that if Victor wins, he is not going to let him take Claire.
Chelsea comes up to her mom and misreads the situation... thinks Billie adopted a baby. Billie corrects her and also lets her know that the father is Bo and not Patrick. Chelsea is excited to have a little sister and goes to pick her up. Hope comes back and unknowingly takes the baby in her arms before Chelsea can have her so that she can feed her. Billie explains to Chelsea about the apartment and how they will be right down the hall from Lucas, Sami, and Will.
Bo and Steve arrive and Bo explains that Claire is in foster care. Kayla tells Steve that Stephanie wants to meet them for dinner. She has news for them. He hopes its good news. She asks him if he is okay. He tells her hes just upset about Claire. They leave.
Hope asks Bo what happened. In a grim voice, Bo tells her that nothing good happened.
Belle quietly asks Shawn if they are really running off. Shawn insists that he wont let Victor and Philip take their child away from them. Bo tells them that Claire is with a very nice foster family. He lets them know that Hope told him about them wanting to run off and reminds them that the court almost always decides with the mother and to hang in there. He leaves and Shawn wonders whether Victor paid off the judge. He still threatens to take Belle and the baby and run off...then just see whether Victor can find them in the big world.
Billie tells Bo: I shouldnt have involved him in my drama...it was wrong.
Abby demands that Nick tell her the truth. Nick tells her it happened but just once.
Lexie is talking to Tek on the phone and says he has to be absolutely sure. Tek tells her its E.J. Wells and that she can swear to it.
Max tells Mimi that if she really doesnt want to go home tonight, there is a solution.... why doesnt she stay with him.
Wednesday Jan 10
Maxs Garage: Max is working under the hood of a car when Mimi comes in. Shes there because her family is driving her crazy. She lists them all and whats troubling her about themr including her missing deadbeat dad. She swears they suck the life right out of her. If she had any place else to go she wouldnt go back to that loony bin. They go into the office. Max understands that you can love your family but need a break. Mimi is sorry for dumping her problems on him again. Max has a solution. She can stay with him. Abe knocks on the office door and enters. Hes there to talk about the skeleton they found. Mimi wants to know if they figured out who it was. Abe says they sent the bones for analysis. It may take up to a month. Mimi asks if they found out anything about the ring. They did. It was stolen but not during the civil war.
Abe took the ring to the Robbery division and they identified it as a ring that had been stolen six years ago. The man who reported it missing still lives in Salem. He came down to the station and identified the ring. He still had the receipt for it. Max deduces that the mystery man wasnt killed all that long ago. Abe says exactly. They still have a lot of questions which he lists. Max asks - what do they do now. Abe says they re-open the robbery investigation. In the meantime he could really use Miriams help. She would love to help Abraham but theyve already told him everything they know. Abe says she mentioned that the ring looked familiar to her. Maybe she knows the man who lost it. He tells her about the guy. Nothing Abe tells her about the guy rings a bell. Maybe she just thought the ring looked familiar. Abe tells her to trust those gut instincts and try to dig a little deeper into her memory banks. She will and shell call him if she remembers anything. Abe leaves. Mimi tells Max all this talk about murder and skeletons is starting to creep her out. He tells her to take him up on his offer hell protect her. Max tells her he buffed up the place just in case she stopped by. Theres clean sheets on the bed and on the sofa where he will sleep. Mimi insists that shell take the sofa. To show her appreciation she would like to make a pasta dinner for him complete with dessert. Theyll make a night of it maybe the can watch movie. Max thinks that sounds perfect. Max goes to wash up. Mimi calls home and tells Bonnie she wont be home tonight.
Chez Rouge: The Johnson family is having dinner. After some cute banter about why Steve and Kayla were late Stephanie tells them she has some great news. They are on the dessert portion of the meal. Steve wants to know what her good news is. Stephanie tells him to guess what would make her happier than anything else in the world? Kayla teases Steve and points out a few things about Stephanie shes pregnant. LOL Steve looks stunned. Loved the you womenz is evil comment. The real news is that she got a job offer to join a new racing team in Dayton and she said yes. Kayla congratulates her and asks her when she is leaving. Stephanie tells them that they want her right away. Now that Dad has got his memory back she feels its okay to leave. Kayla isnt happy that she will be racing again but if it makes her happy and its what she wants, shes happy for her. Stephanie asks Steve if hes okay with it. Steve is going to miss her. Hes just getting to know her again, when he thinks of all the years they missed
Stephanie says shell stay what was she thinking. Steve says no she has to follow her dreams. Theyll come and visit so will she. Steve tells her theyll always be a family no matter where they are. Stephanie has to leave shes meeting some friends. Steve and Kayla talk. She knows if she would have mentioned his episodes Stephanie wouldnt leave. Kayla admits that they scare her to death. Shes afraid of losing him again.
At the bar Nick tries to deny to Abby that he slept with Billie. Abby knows better. Nick caves and admits it happened but he stresses that it was only once. Abby thinks that is so wrong on so many levels. Nick says it just happened. They were talking, they connected and one thing led to another. Abby says its not going to happen again. Nick says no. He loves Chelsea and she can never find out. He begs Abby not to tell anyone. Abby promises not to tell. She wants to know what it was like was it weird sleeping with Chelseas mom. Nick says it wasnt weird. It was incredible. It made him feel like a real man. Abby says he acted like one when he stood up to Chelsea. This could change his life. Nick doesnt think so. Hes in love with a woman who never wants to see him again. Abby tells him that he doesnt get what is in Chelseas brain. Chelsea was impressed with Nick but she expects him to come grovelling. Nick insists he wont but hes worried that Chelsea wont forgive him for sleeping with her mom. Abby tells him that Chelsea will never know. Nick says but I will. Abby tells him that Chelsea was in love with Lonely Splicer before she saw his picture. She does love Nick for who he is inside. He has to get rid of this fake Shane Patton and give Chelsea a chance to find out. Abby asks him how hes going to face Chelseas mom again. He isnt he intends on avoiding her for the next sixty years.
Kayla apologises to Steve for getting so upset. He tells her she doesnt have to apologise. Steve tells her that nothing in the world that can tear them apart now. The episodes are under control hes sure. If theyre not, theyll figure it out. Theres nothing they cant do together. Steve offers to go and get them each a brandy. At the bar Nick is working on the Santa when Steve gets there. Nick gets the Santa working. The noise triggers one of Steves episodes. Steve grabs the Santa and smashes it. Nick asks him whats wrong with him. Steve apologises. The noise was driving him crazy. He throws some money on the bar to cover the cost. He takes the drinks to Kayla. They toast each other. Kayla notices hes sweating and asks him if he is okay. He says its the brandy. Kayla doesnt buy it. She tells him he can tell her anything. There is no problem thats too big for them to work out together. Does he trust her. He does always.
Brady Pub: Bo meets up with Billie after getting a message from her. Billie opts to tell him the good news first. She and Chelsea are moving in to their own apartment. Hes happy for them. She tells him she was doing good with the whole Steve thing until she got the Dear Billie, hope we can be friends letter. She drank a bottle of wine. She threw away all those years of sobriety. Bo tells her it was just a slip. He asks if she had a drink today. Billie hasnt but she wanted to and shes afraid she might. Bo takes her to an AA meeting. They return to the pub after the meeting. She feels better. Bo has faith in her she is back on track. Billie says he shouldnt. She did something in her less than sober state. She had a one night stand with a younger man legal, but really young and inexperienced. Bo says lucky guy. Billie says it shouldnt have happened it was wrong, so wrong. Bo thinks she is being too hard on herself. He has a story to tell her. He proceeds to tell her how a widowed neighbour lady seduced him when he was fifteen. Billie says OMG, she traumatized you for life. Bo says no he was walking around like he was king of the world. It filled him with a lot of confidence. Bo says not to worry about this young man. Hes probably walking tall right now. Billie thanks him for making her feel better.
Police Station: Abe and Lexie come in. Abe tells her to relax because she admits shes nervous. Then he proceeds to tell her that she is their entire case. Without her testimony they may not be able to put E.J. away. She asks Abe what if I made a mistake. Abe tells her to put herself back at the boathouse the night of the shooting and tell Roman what she saw. She tells him shell be okay. Abe leaves he has some business to take care of. Roman comes out of his office and asks if she is ready to look at some pictures. She wants to make a phone call first. Roman agrees to wait in his office. Lexie calls Tek and asks him to stay on the line while she looks at the photo. She tells him they have to be absolutely sure it was E.J. he saw that night. Tek and the entire viewing public roll their eyes at the repetitive dialogue.
There is a row of five or six pictures in front of Lexie. Roman asks her if she can pick out E.J. Lexie jumps all over him. He knows that she has met E.J., E.J.s picture has been in all the newspapers. Stop treating her like an idiot. Roman wants to know where this is coming from. She might be the only person that could put E.J. behind bars. All she has to do is point out his picture and say it was this man that shot John. Its as simple as that. Lexie doesnt think so. She needs some time to clear her head. Roman doesnt get why she needs time. Lexie wants to be sure. Roman agrees to give her a few minutes alone. As soon as he leaves she talks to Tek. They have the same old conversation. She needs to know hes certain shes the one sticking out her neck. They argue Tex is emphatic that it was E.J. Roman returns and asks her if she is ready. She is. She saw E.J. Wells shoot John. Roman wants to know what changed. A few minutes ago she wasnt sure now she is. She tells him she just needed to clear her head. She is sure. She wants to leave.
Outside of the office her cell rings. Its Tek asking how it went. Lexie pointed the finger at E.J. Shell be living in fear. Shes the one that is going to have to testify. Tek reminds her that this was her idea. He was willing to stay and tell the cops he saw E.J. shoot John. If she needs to talk to him hes there. As far as shes concerned she never wants to talk to him again. Abe approaches and asks her how it went. Lexie says fine. She wants to go home. Abe has some business to take care of. Hell get an officer to drive him home later. Lexie leaves. Roman tells Abe they have to talk hes worried about Abes wife.
Preview: Mimi to Max You care about me. Is that what youre saying? Bonnie to Connor Dont worry. Youre my son. Running a con is in your blood. Roman to Marlena Im staying here. Im not leaving tonight. Belle to comatose John Give me a sign. Anything, so I know that you can hear me. Johns pinkie finger moves and touches her. Belle gasps.
Thursday Jan 11
Maxs Apt: Max and Mimi arrive at his place. He immediately starts picking up discarded articles of clothing which he promptly throws under the couch. Mimi comments that he said he had cleaned. He did. Its been a long time since he had a woman over that he cared about. Mimi asks You care about me. Is that what youre saying? Max tells Mimi that he hardly ever says those words. Mimi teases him. She has a short memory would he mind repeating that. They talk about his apartment and end up on the couch. Theres a pizza box under the cushion that Max pulls out and throws in the corner. Mimi comments that the couch is awfully big. Max sits next to her and kisses her. He mentions the words he said to her earlier and wonders if she has any words of her own to say to describe whats going on here. She doesnt really put them into words, she feels them and they feel good does that make sense. It does. They kiss.
Theyre lying on the couch kissing. Max thinks they should move this to the bed hes got clean sheets. Mimi says thats a change from Ive got protection and my blood tests are immaculate. Max does and they are. Mimi says perfect. Max lifts her up and slings her over his shoulder. Shawn knocks and walks in. Neither Mimi nor Max are very happy to see him. Max reminds Shawn that he left Mimi he has to let her move on. Theyre busy, come back tomorrow. Shawn gets all holier than thou on them. He came to ask for his help but if hes busy hell check back later. He yells that that they have his blessing what part of that didnt they understand. Max asks what happened. Shawn says he and Belle lost Claire. Victor had CPS take her away from them. Mimi hugs him. Shes sorry, its all her fault. Shawn says it was Victor who took Claire not her. Max doesnt think its right that Victor is using what Shawn did against him. Shawn made the choices. Hes afraid that Belle and Claire will have to pay. He asks if they will appear in court tomorrow and sign a petition as character witnesses. Theyll be there.
Shawn has left. Max and Mimi share a beer. Mimi still thinks this entire mess is her fault. She could have told Shawn that Claire was his. Max says you paid for that with your marriage. Mimi says youve hooked up with a disaster. He can take back those words he said earlier. Max says not a chance. He sees her for who she is. Someone a little screwed up but shes not afraid to admit it. She brings peace to his life it used to be all loud and crazy sounds. Dont ask him how he can be with her dont ever ask him that. They kiss. Mimi is sorry she cant stop thinking about Shawn and Belle. Max says its okay. Shes worth the wait. Mimi never expected that from him. Everyone said he was a player. First he protests but than admits he was until she came to work at the garage and he found himself trusting her. She trusts him too. They argue about who is going to sleep on the sofa. Mimi wins. Max says shes bossy and stubborn he likes it. Max brings Mimi a blanket and pillow. He thinks his shirt never looked that good. They start kissing. She tells him to stop. Dont they want their first time to be a long night and a lazy morning. He says she better cover herself with the blanket then
Morgue: Connor is dressed in the polyester suit his father wore when he married Bonnie. The banter between mother and son was cute. They go over the plan. Connor is supposed to go to the morgue attendant and ask about his deceased aunt saying that his mother wants to know if her body has been released to the funeral home. Connor asks why hes doing this again. Bonnie says to keep the family together. Connor says they will be together in jail with Patrick. Bonnie tells him not to worry hes her son, running a con is in his blood. Connor is reluctant to do it its creepy. Bonnie tells him that all he has to do is get rid of the attendant for five minutes. Connor goes and gives the guy his spiel and makes up a fake name for his fake dead aunt. The body isnt there. Connor asks him if he can check she just died this morning. The guy agrees. Bonnie enters the morgue as soon as the attendant leaves.
Bonnie checks out three of the compartments before she figures out that a skeleton doesnt need to be refrigerated. She sees a body bag and unzips it a bit and sticks her hand in. She found the skeleton! Connor warns her someone is coming. He tells the person the morgue is locked. The attendant will be back in a while. She says no problem, I have a key. She tries the door and cant get in because Bonnie is holding the door closed from the other side. She gets in and sees a pair of feet sticking out from under a white sheet. Something is not right here. She cant believe they left the shoes on. She removes the shoes and bags them and starts to clean the feet. Bonnie is squirming under the sheet and her foot shoots up. The nurse says its rigor mortis and takes off out of there. Bonnie grabs the body bag and gets out of there leaving her shoes behind.
The morgue attendant returns and tells Connor that no one has heard of his aunt. Connor thanks him for looking. Bonnie is hopping around in the snow. She says lets get out of here when Connor comes out. She tells him to put the bag in the trunk and theyll go home. He wants to know what theyre going to do with the bones. She thought of how to get the bones out of the morgue now its his turn to think of what to do next. Hes 17, he doesnt have a GED this is kind of stretch for him. Bonnie tells him to put the bones in the car, shell figure out what to do. Connor says that she makes life in juvie look easy. Hes out of there.
Penthouse: Roman brings her tea and tells her he has food warming up in the kitchen. She has some tough decisions to make. Marlena insists she is not in denial. She knows what Dr. Tucker says and the test results show but they only measure the physical evidence they cant measure the spirit. John and she share a connection that cant be measured. She wont stop believing in John. She is rational. She knows Johns brain is shutting down but she knows that underneath all those tubes John is in there and he understands what is going on. Roman asks if John woke up, talked? Maybe the doctors are right Johns brain isnt functioning. Marlena asks what if they are wrong. She knows he is in there and hes trying to tell her something. She needs someone to talk to, someone to listen to her. He asks if she is going to see a therapist. She was thinking of him.
Marlena thinks Roman is uncomfortable with her suggestion so she tells him to forget it. Roman needs a minute. He tells her she is right. She knows John better than anyone. Marlena hugs him and thanks him. They talk. Roman thinks that this happened so fast maybe she didnt have time
Marlena doesnt want him to say the word closure. Marlena says what if Im wrong and I cant give him the care he needs. Roman is sure that shell make the right decisions. Marlena says and what if Im right and hes trying to reach her. Roman says and then he will. He envied them because she and John made love look so easy. Marlena talks about John and how alive he was. She cant accept that its over. She wont give up on him. Roman says he wants her to accept help not defeat. She feels things the rest of them miss. If she says John is reaching out to her then he believes her. Hell be there for her.
Roman is going to put the food in the fridge for her to eat later. He suggests she lie down on the couch and get some rest. Marlena is sleeping. A strong wind blows the terrace doors open. John calls out for her asking her where she is. She goes on the balcony and tells John she can feel him. Then the wind dies down. She says dont go. Roman grabs her and stops her. John was there and came to her Roman spoiled it. She insists that John was there. Roman says okay he was here and you tried to follow him off the balcony. Marlena says she knows what she is doing. Roman does to and hes staying there tonight. Marlena insists that John contacted her the wind woke her up. Roman asks what wind. Marlena says was it a dream. Roman agrees to go if she locks the terrace door. He leaves. Marlena notices the broken vase she did hear a crash. The wind starts howling again. Marlena rushes on to the terrace asking John to give her a sign.
Hospital: Belle talks to John about Claire and then starts crying. She tells him to wake up she needs him. She tells him what is going on with the custody suit, CPS, foster parents. She is scared. She wouldnt be as scared if John was there because he would get Philip to back off and Victor to understand. She asks for a sign that he can hear her. John moves his finger and touches her hand. Belle is so excited she yells my dad is waking up. She cries. Dr. Tucker comes in. She tells him that John reached out and touched her hand. Dr. Tucker says no, it was a muscle spasm. Belle argues. The doctor counters. Belle tells the doctor he doesnt know her dad. She gets really snobby with the doctor. He suggests that she get another opinion. She will after she calls her mother to tell her that her dad is trying to reach them.
Belle cant get an outside line. The doctor asks her if she is sure she wants to do. It was just an involuntary neurological response. Belle wants him to tell her why hes so sure he is right. The doctor explains but Belle doesnt like it. He tells her mother is waiting for a miracle to happen. If it does great but what if it only pretends to come. What would happen to her mother then. If he could repair her fathers brain he would. Belle hangs up the phone and goes to her dad. Shawn enters. Belle cries. Belle fills him in on what happened and what the doctor said. Shawn thinks doctors are not always right. Belle is worried about Victor winning. Shawn says when Victor stands up in court hell be alone they are going to have friends and family with them. Belle says not her mom she might blurt out that her dad touched her. It would be like losing John all over again. Shawn tells her they wont lose Claire. Trust him.
Preview: Abe knocks on Bonnies door Bonnie, its Abe Carver. I need to talk to you. Bonnie to Connor Its the cops. Cops. Max to Mimi (they were kissing) Damn! Whats with the people in this town? Cant they just let us have sex. Judge to Victor What do you say to that, Mr. Kiriakis. Is your son well enough to address this court or not? Victor Your honour, I give you my son, Philip Kiriakis. A bandaged Philip is wheeled into the courtroom. Crying Belle Please dont take my daughter away.
Friday Jan 12
Morgue: Abe and Lexie arrive. After greetings are exchanged Abe asks Joel (the morgue attendant) what was so important that it couldnt be discussed on the phone. Joel is embarrassed to say that the skeleton the police sent for analysis has disappeared. Abe asks WTH happened. Joel doesnt know. They were there and now theyre gone. He thinks the skeleton was stolen. Abe is very upset. Lexie points out there are no surveillance cameras in this part of the hospital. Abe wants to question all the staff. Joel doesnt think this was an inside job. He describes Connors visit to the morgue. Abe says you think a boy stole the skeleton. Joel does. Maybe it was just a high school prank. Abe asks if he could identify the young man. Joel can try. Abe is going to call a sketch artist to come down and work with Joel. Lexie asks if that is really necessary if its just a prank. Abe doesnt think it was. He thinks the killer stole the bones.
Lockharts: Connor comes in from outside and Bonnie jumps on him. He just went out to grab some breakfast. Whats the problem? Bonnie reminds him she has a skeleton in the trunk of her car. Connor says he helped her steal him
Bonnie doesnt want the skeleton to be referred to as a him
now whatever happens is on Bonnie. Connor came half way across the country, helped her steal the bones and he drove the get away car and she doesnt even a plan. Bonnie will think of one eventually. She wants to know what he would do. He would stash those bones some place they would never be found. Bonnie thinks of the dump. Connor says no. The dogs will find it, the owners would find it and call the cops. He suggests burying it in the back yard after saying no to Bonnies suggestion about hiding it under Patricks bed.
Bonnie declares Connor to be a genius. Bonnie wants Connor to get the bones out of the trunk. Just put them in the basement for now. Theyll get rid of them tonight. Connor brings in the bag of bones. Bonnie tells him to put the bag in the basement behind the boiler. He stands there. He did something for her now he wants something from her. He needs cash to get his motorcycle out of impound and pay his fines. Mimi is dragging her feet on that. Bonnie agrees. Theres a knock on the door. Its Abe. Bonnie freaks. Connor stuffs the bag in a drawer. Bonnie opens the door. Abe sees Connor and says hello. Hes there to see Mimi. Bonnie hopes shes not in trouble she couldnt take another kid being in the slammer. Abe says no. Bonnie tells him that shes at Maxs apartment. She ushers Abe and Lexie out the door. Abe asks Lexie if Bonnie seemed nervous. She did. Abe says yeah like she had something to hide. Connor returns after checking around the block theres no surveillance so Bonnie can stop being paranoid. Connor does wonder why Abe wanted to talk to Meems. Bonnie thinks he just wanted to grill her some more about Patrick. Connor says or Mr. Bones. Bonnie says Mimi doesnt know anything about Mr. Bones and thats how its going to say. She tells him to get the bones into the basement before someone else walks in. Tonight they are going to bury the secret forever.
Maxs Apt: Max wakes up Mimi. He let her sleep in while he went to the courthouse to the sign the affidavit. Mimi is upset. She should have been there. He tells her to relax. Its a closed hearing. All they can do is wait outside the courtroom. Mimi wants to do that. She notices that he has two cups of coffee and asks if one is for her. They both are. He didnt now if she wanted just a single or double latte. She takes the double. He teases her about having a rough night she should have taken the bed. She slept fine what about him. He mentions the second cold shower he had to take at 4am. She laughs and asks him if she really has that an effect on him. Hes surprised she has to ask. Mimi gets up to get ready. He pulls her down and says not yet. They kiss.
Mimi thanks him for letting her crash there. Even if it was for one night it meant a lot to her. They kiss. Max tells her any time. Hes kissing her neck when he adds or you can just move in here. Mimi wants to know if hes asking her to move in him with him. He says you can take the couch or I can take the couch its an option. Mimi asks if they both take the bedroom is that an option. He asks her if she wants it to be. She asks him if he does. He wants what she wants. Mimi thinks they should stick to keeping things slow. They havent even been together yet. He says not for lack of trying. Mimi says it will happen when its meant to happen. They kiss. Mimi thinks she better get ready or they wont make it to the courthouse. Mimi is ready. Max thinks she looks beautiful. They kiss the doorbell rings. Max says damn. What is wrong with the people in this town? Cant they just let us have sex? Its Abe and Lexie. Abe hopes theyre not interrupting. He informs them the skeleton has gone missing from the morgue. Mimi wants to know why someone would want a bag of bones. Abe thinks it could have been the killer himself or herself. They should have a composite sketch of the person that distracted the morgue attendant soon. Abe asks about the ring. Mimi says shes still drawing a blank. Max says he doesnt want to be rude but they have some place they have to be. Mimi tells Max she doesnt have a good feeling about this.
Court: Outside the hearing room Shawn makes empty promises to Belle. Bo and Hope arrive. Theyre there to support them. Bo warns Shawn to keep his temper in check dont give Victor more ammo than he already has. Belle is surprised to see Marlena there. Marlena says she knows Belle didnt think she could handle it but she can. Victor arrives and is treated like he has the plague. Shawn makes childish threats. Bo tries to calm Shawn down. Victor understands why the boy is upset. The boy declares hes a man and proceeds to act just the opposite. Victor is trying to steal their baby. They dont need his help raising Claire. Bo steps in he wants to talk to Victor alone. Shawn makes more empty promises to Belle. Bo thinks Victor isnt really going to go through with this, is he. Yes, he his. Bo suggests a compromise. Victor reminds him he offered one. Bo scoffs at the offer. Bo wants to know where Phil is. When he finds out that Phil is on his way home he asks Victor if he thinks the court is going to take a child from his mother and give her to a man that hasnt shown his face in months. Victor tells Bo the judge will look at the facts and reminds Bo of a little fact that they all like to ignore Philips name is on Claires birth certificate. With that comes some certain rights and Philip intends to exercise them. Bo chooses to belittle Victor and Philip by asking Victor how come his little boy isnt fighting his own battles. Victor calmly says its a fathers job to stand by his son. Bo doesnt recall Victor ever standing by him
could be because Bo never wanted anything to do with him and refused his help at every turn??? The plaintiffs and defendants are called into the hearing room. Marlena tells Belle to stay strong the judge will see the truth. (LOL on that I agree thats why Philip will get custody!)
Bo goes to get Hope some tea. Hope asks Marlena how shes doing. Has Marlena gotten a second opinion. She has. John is not going to recover. He suggested that John be put in long term care. Hope says John would think she was doing the right thing. Marlena says or hell think Ive abandoned him. Hope says no. You know John better than anyone. What do you think he would tell you to do. Marlena doesnt know. Hope thinks she does. Marlena needs some fresh air. Inside the hearing room the judge asks Victor to state his case first. Victor is there only out of concern. He holds no malice towards Shawn or Belle. The judge wants to know if either he or Philip has any evidence to support their claim that Shawn and Belle are irresponsible parents. Victor has more than enough. Victor, actually the only one in Salem that appears to remember that Shawn has a wife, mentions that Shawn walked out on his wife and moved in with a known prostitute. The relationship ended in violence. Shawn is no stranger to violence. Victor mentions Shawn driving the car into his living room and a few years ago his motorcycle through a stained glass window at St. Lukes. Shawn has severe anger management issues. The judge agrees. Shawn has no job, no permanent residence he lists all the places Shawn has stayed recently. Belle has no job, no income she lives with her parents. The judge asks if her parents are a stable influence. Victor says if that was the case he wouldnt be here. Marlena has a history of mental instability and John is currently in a coma from which he is not expected to recover. One last incident that showed his son that he had to sue for custody of his daughter
Shawn declares that she is NOT his daughter
Victor brings up the incident where Belle lost her daughter for several hours. The judge asks why Shawns name is not on the birth certificate. Victor says as far as he knows he never made a claim for paternity, Philip on the other hand has been her father from birth. The judge gives the floor to Shawn and Belle but the lawyer stands up to speak on their behalf. He declares that his clients have done nothing but love their child. He reads the names of the people that have gone on record to support Shawn and Belle. The judge wants to hear from Shawn and Belle before making a decision.
Shawn gets up. He admits that he has made some mistakes but hes working hard to change his life around. Hes doing that for Claire. He loves her so much so much that he was willing to give her up. He couldnt bear to take her away from the only family she had ever known. Then Philip abandoned her. She needed a father and he stepped up. The judge wants to know what steps he has taken. Shawn declares he got his job back. Hes living with his parents so he can save enough money to afford a place for him, Belle and Claire. Then Shawn declares that Belle is an incredible mother. Anyone that says differently is crazy. Belle would give her life for her daughter and so would he. The judge wants to hear from Mrs. Kiriakis. Belle talks about all of Victors lies carefully omitting the fact that she lied to Victors son for almost two years. Cry, cry, cry, sniffle, sniffle, sniffle dont take my daughter away.
Bo and Hope wonder what is taking so long. Bo says Shawn has made some mistakes but the judge has to see that Shawn loves his daughter. Hope mentions that Shawn and Belle have so many people on their side and Victor has no one. Willow walks in. Bo asks her what she is doing there is she there to gloat. Willow says that is a good question why would I be here? The judge tells Victor that while there are some issues he would like to see resolved hes not convinced that Claire would be in any real danger in Shawn and Belles custody. As Belle pointed out that is the central issue here. Victor agrees. That is his concern. Belles negligence in the diner could have ended up in tragedy but hes much more concerned about his grandsons recent involvement with some dangerous criminals. He goes on to name Patrick and E.J. and their crimes. Shawn worked for them even when he was informed by Detective Bo Brady, his own father that E.J. Wells was under investigation knowing full well his association with them would put Claire in danger. Shawn tries to interrupt but is put in his place. Victor has someone there that can cooberate this. Willow is brought into the hearing room and sworn in. The judge asks her to tell them what she knows about Shawns association with E.J. Willow knows that he was working for him in a cash under the table kind of way delivering messages or whatever between E.J. and Patrick Lockhart. He was getting paid a crazy amount of money which was obvious that it wasnt right from the get go. Shawn couldnt care less. Even after his father warned him a hundred times Shawn could care less. He was just concerned about his cushy life style. Belle says thats a lie it was for Claire. Willow claims that he never once mentioned his daughter. All he cared about was his fancy new car. Shawn wants to know why shes lying. This witness cant be trusted. Shes crazy. Ask her about my apartment that she burnt down shes doing this out of rage and revenge because she was dumped. The judge tells him to sit down and be quiet. Willow denies Shawns allegations except the fire that was an accident. The lawyer says they have a police report that the fire was arson. Victor uses that and says its another example of Shawns poor judgement that endangered Claire. The judge has heard enough. He excuses Willow. Willow just wants the little girl to get the care and attention she needs. She doesnt want Claire to end up like her.
Willow comes out of the hearing room. Hope wants to know what she did. Willow tells her she didnt do anything her son didnt deserve. Bo tells Hope not to worry. No one would believe her shes a hooker, an arsonist with an axe to grind. Marlena returns. Shes concerned that its taking so long. Bo isnt the judge isnt going to give Claire to a phantom. Philips not even here. The lawyer wants the judge to take into consideration that Willow has a personal vendetta against Shawn. The judge will. The lawyer brings up an important issue the court has yet to address. Mr. Kiriakis has filed this suit on behalf of his son - a man who has not been seen for months and whose whereabouts remain a mystery. Victor reminds them that he said his son was injured in combat. The lawyer asks if he is still in the hospital. When he finds out he isnt he asks the judge if he isnt duty-bound to be present in the courtroom. How can he give custody to a man that says he wants custody but doesnt even show up in court. The judge asks Victor if his son is well enough to address this court. Victor says not only is he well enough, hes here right now. Marlena, Bo and Hope (Max and Mimi are there as well) are talking as Philip is wheeled into the hearing room. Bo states the obvious this is not good. Victor says your honour, I give you my son, Philip Kiriakis.
Preview: Nick to Abby Im going to take your advice, Abby. The next time Chelsea writes to Shane Patton Im ending it. Marlena to Belle Dont you dare give up. We will get Claire back. Bo to Shawn If you go after Philip youll be making a big mistake. Lucas to Sami You wanted a second chance, baby, you got one now. Sami This is the part where you really want to tell me not to blow it.
Monday Jan 15
Personal Thoughts: Hes Baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaak!!! A gold star for Jay Kenneth Johnson today. He slipped right back into character and gave an understated but very powerful performance. And Kudos to Brandon as well. I thought that under the circumstances, he played the character of Shawn perfectly.
Abby tries to get Nick to tell Chelsea the truth again. He tells her hes being ignoring Chelseas emails but shes still driving him crazy. She thinks Dr. Patton should tell Chelsea the truth if Nick cant....tell her that he is going back to his wife.
Stephanie arrives and announces that she is leaving tomorrow for Dayton to join a racing team. Abby and Nick are excited for her. Chelsea turns up and the situation goes sour. She rags on Nick...tells them about the new apartment...rags on the Lockharts. Stephanie gets sarcastic and says: Oh yeah, the Lockharts. They are really awful. They took you in and gave you a home when you needed a place to stay. Chelsea rags on her.
Stephanie pulls no punches and tells Chelsea she had better change the type of person she is or her life will suck. She says: You are selfish and disrespectful of everyone around you. You never miss a chance to make fun of others or call them names and youre just a scared angry little brat who would like the rest of the world to be as miserable as you are. Chelsea proves that she is everything that Stephanie called her. She verbally attacks Stephanie. Stephanie just rolls her eyes, hugs Abby and Nick, and invites them to visit her in Dayton. Chelsea belittles that idea as well. Stephanie leaves.
Chelsea has a new plan to get Shane Patton. Nick calls it stalking and gets sarcastic with her...lol... Abby joins him. Chelsea belittles both of them then asks Abby to ask Max, on her behalf, for a part-time job. Abby says she will but not to hold her breath because Max probably wont hire her. Chelsea continues on her make friends week NOT! She leaves to go help her mom unpack. Nick tells Abby that he is going to take her advice and end this Shane Patton mess.
Kate rolls her eyes as she arrives to an empty room and then hears shouts of laughter down the hall. Sami is sitting on Lucas lap while Will races down the hall with them in a wheelchair. They come to an abrupt stop and Sami falls to the floor. Kate insults Sami and her and Lucas parenting skills. Sami gives it right back to her.
Back in the room, Lucas wants Sami to sign his cast. Will shows Kate the newspaper headline of Sami being touted as a hero. Kate isnt impressed. Roman arrives with a surprise that he says will make the people of Salem think differently of her. Sami is being awarded with the Salem Police Departments Order of the Good Samaritan for courage, etc... Kate just about chokes. Roman talks about the big presentation at the police department complete with media. Kate pulls Roman out of the room to talk to him privately. Will tells his mom how proud he is of her and how his friends at school are all talking about what she did. Sami promises to make him proud of her for now on.
Kate thinks Roman pulled some strings to get Sami this award. He admits it but thinks she deserved the citation. Kate is angry that her office doors have been locked. Roman explains that E.J.s assets have been frozen and shes in business with E.J. He doesnt feel sorry for her because she was warned that E.J. was a criminal. Kate argues that she thought he was a race car driver. She whines that she is the only one being punished. Roman argues that she is smart and savvy and he is sure she knew what she was getting into.
Will leaves to buy a bunch of newspapers for the family. Lucas and Sami talk about how she has changed for the better. She doesnt think she is a hero. He disagrees and tells her she deserves it and has a second chance to start all over with friends, family, and her parents. They kiss.
Kate whines some more...she gets shut out of her office and Sami gets a plaque. Roman tells her to contact a judge if she wants access to her office. Kate walks off.
Will returns with the newspapers. Dr. Galloway comes in and tells a happy Lucas that he is being released, but to take it easy and continue with his physical therapy. He tells him that he is a lucky man and leaves. Lucas agrees and says he is the luckiest man in the world.
Sami asks her dad if they can have the ceremony at the pub. She wants her family to be there...wants a chance to impress everyone. He tells her he will see what he can do and that he loves her and is proud of her. They hug.
A bandaged Philip, in dress uniform, is wheeled past Marlena and the others and into the courtroom. Marlena is surprised. Max thinks that all the weeks he and Mimi spent trying to track down Philip; he must have been with Victor the whole time. Mimi wonders why Victor kept it a secret. Bo isnt impressed. Hope cant imagine that the judge would give custody to a man who walked out on his daughters life.
Just inside the courtroom, Victor introduces his son, Lt. Philip Kiriakis, of the United States Marine Corps to the judge. Philip is sworn in. He tells the judge that he is well enough to testify and starts to remove his bandages. Shawn and Belle watch nervously. As Philips face comes into view, Belle gasps in shock and says it isnt him.
Mimi wonders how Philip can claim Claire as his when everyone knows shes Shawns. She wants to go and talk to him...thinks he will listen to her. Max convinces her to go for a walk instead.
Marlena thinks that she should be in there with Belle. Hope thinks this is all so wrong...Shawn has been lied to for so long. Beverly arrives with Claire and plays hardball...denying them the opportunity to hold Claire and say goodbye to her.
Mimi and Max sit down and she tells him she has a terrible feeling about all of this...the way Philip turned up out of nowhere.
Philip turns to Belle and tells her quietly: Its me, Belle. Shawn disagrees and thinks they are trying to pull something. The judge wants an explanation. Victor stands and explains that his son is a decorated officer, seriously injured before and lost his leg, seriously injured again in Afghanistan...received facial surgery in Montreal with a specialist and came close to dying. Victor tells the judge that he has records and DNA clarification. Philip stands up and quietly tells the judge that it was his privilege, his duty, his honor, to serve in the military, but he just wants to get the family back that was taken from him. He loves Claire more than his own life...she is his daughter. Shawn looks upset.
Marlena goes on the attack. She asks Beverly what the going rate is for destroying a family. Beverly gets angry again.
Philip tells the judge that emotionally and legally, Claire is still his daughter. He adds that he kept up his relationship with her over the last few months while he was recovering from injuries. Belle gets angry...says she didnt know Philip was at the house when they let Claire go for visits. Philip, in a reasonable voice, tells the judge that he will provide a loving home for Claire and that he and his father have resources far beyond what Belle and Shawn have to do that. Belle and Shawns lawyer argues that their families are well off too. Shawn argues that they dont need Philip or Victors help. Philip says that he knows this is terribly unfair, but this is about Claire and who can give her the best and safest home. He reminds the court that he has been Claires father from the very beginning.
Belle argues that she was Philips wife and he ran away. Philip reminds her that she gave him no choice...she took Claire away and told him their marriage was over. He was devastated but he never stopped being Claires father and never stopped loving her. Shawn argues that he is Claires father and not Philip. He tells Philip that he cant have her. The judge gets mad at Shawns outburst. Shawn apologizes but begs the judge not to let Philip and Victor poison Claires brain against them. Victor brings up the offered compromise...another sore point with Shawn. Shawn gets even angrier and tells Victor that they will decide what happens to Claire. The judge leaves to deliberate on his findings. Philip tells Belle that he never meant for it to be this way. Shawn threatens Philip...says if he loses his daughter that he will make Philip regret this day for the rest of his life.
Max wonders what is taking so long. They both wish they could help. Mimi feels bad that she should be thinking about Max but keeps thinking about the missing skeleton instead. She thinks everything that is happening is out of sync. Max promises to protect her and offers his place to her again.
The judge returns...says he has give the matter a lot of thought and wants to be fair to all parties but especially do what is right for Claire. He finds Shawns behavior especially troubling, doesnt think Shawn and Belle have been model parents...but feels duty bound to give them a chance...want them to take parenting classes for three months and see a family therapist. Belle and Shawn think he is siding with them so they smile. In the next moment he tells them that during this time he is awarding temporary custody to Philip Kiriakis. Shawn and Belle are shocked. Philip turns to his dad and smiles. Voices are raised, but the judge says they will reconvene in 90 days to make a final decision about Claires future. Belle yells that he cant take her baby from her. Shawn angrily asks the judge if he realizes what a man like Victor can do to brainwash their daughter in 90 days. The judge tells them they can have weekly supervised visits. Belle loses it and cant believe she has to be supervised when seeing her own daughter. She argues that she is the only mother that Claire has ever known. Shawn goes after Philip.
Kate arrives. Mimi wonders if she came to gloat. Kate says she is there for her son. Max asks her if she knows what the penalty for kidnapping is and reminds her of what happened to him and Mimi. Kate plays dumb. Max doesnt believe her. He thinks she needed to get them out of the picture. Kate smiles and tells them that she was at the garage but they werent. Mimi calls her a liar.
Everyone can hear the yelling going on behind the closed doors of the courtroom. Beverly brings Officer Sullivan to arrest Bo. Bo knows the guy. Marlena returns Claire to Beverly. Officer Sullivan refuses to arrest Bo. Shawn gets kicked out of the courtroom. He explains to everyone that they lost Claire and have to take parenting classes for 3 months. Hope hugs him and asks Bo if he can do anything. Victor and Philip come out. Shawn tries to attack Philip but Bo holds him back. Kate hugs Philip. Philip says that hes sorry it had to be this way. Shawn yells at him to get out. Philip says he will but not without his daughter.
Philips eyes light up as he is given Claire. He calls her his beautiful girl and tells her she is with daddy now. Shawn tells Claire that she isnt and that she has been stolen by a couple of thieves. He tells her that they will get her back (sorry but Claire shouldnt be in the middle of this). Shawn and Belles lawyer apologizes to Marlena but insists that all he could do was damage control, given Shawns outbursts. He tells Belle she should be grateful that she got supervised visitations. Belle collapses in tears and Marlena holds her and promises they will get Claire back. Belle runs after Philip and begs to hold her baby. Philip walks away and Mimi hugs Belle and tells her she is so sorry. Max tells Shawn how sorry he is. Shawn says he needs to go talk to someone. Bo warns him not to go after Philip.
Shawn promises he wont. Bo tells him not to give the court another reason to keep his daughter from him. Shawn tells Belle he is sorry. She tells him it isnt his fault. Shawn gets a determined look on his face and says: No it isnt...not anymore. Marlena and Belle leave. Mimi tells Max she is going to go talk to Philip. He wants to go with her but she insists that she has to do this by herself and will see him back at his apartment later. They kiss. Bo and Hope hug.
Shawn overhears Victor telling Philip that now that he has Claire, he will see to it that Belle and Shawn never get her back.
Kate tells Lucas she can help him. Lucas asks her if she is going to help him leave Salem. She answers that she is going to help him leave Sami.
Willow tells Shawn that she will make him a deal. Shell come clean and get his daughter back...even give him ten grand, if he kisses her.
Philip tells Mimi that no one was a dirtier fighter that she was, so if this is anyones judgment day, its hers.
Tuesday Jan 16
Hospital: Lucas is packing up when Kate comes in. She suggests that he come home with her so he can be well cared for. Lucas tells Kate that hes going home with Sami. Kate points out that Sami isnt there. Lucas tells her shes in ICU with John and Marlena. Kate waxes poetic about crises and disasters and ends by saying that sometimes you think all is right with your world. Lucas insists that his world is going great and she should be happy about that. Kate asks him if he really believes that Sami has changed. He does and he doesnt appreciate Kate badmouthing Sami. Kate talks about everything she has but it means nothing to her without her children. Lucas brings up the fact that she sticks her nose in their business which is why Philip and Austin left. Kate tells him that Philip is back and that with her and Victors help Philip has gotten Claire back. She can help him too. Lucas asks if she is talking about helping him leave the country. She says no, leave Sami.
Lucas is not leaving Sami. Kate says okay she wants to talk about the rescue. Lucas says he passed out from the cold and pain. Kate says then you dont know what really happened in the cabin. She finds it hard to believe that Sami could lift up the beam that was 3 times her weight. Lucas says adrenalin. Kate says where was the adrenalin the first time she tried to get the beam off him. She couldnt so she deserted him. Lucas defends Sami she went to get help. Kate finds it impossible to believe that story. Lucas believes it. Kate says what about logic and physics. Kate points out the obvious. Lucas says Im alive whats your point. Kate states that Sami had help. Lucas asks if she had help why isnt this person coming out of the woodwork for the publicity. Kate suggests the person doesnt want to be found by the police. Lucas asks her if she thinks its E.J. Kate thinks that maybe Sami and E.J. planned to meet up. Lucas says Sami helped set E.J. up. Kate insinuates that Sami and E.J. were going to run off together. Lucas thinks that is ridiculous. E.J. wouldnt have helped Sami save him he would have let him die. Kate suggests he had a compelling reason to help maybe its the only way Sami would help him escape. Lucas tells Kate that Sami hates E.J. She would not help him escape. Lucas thinks this isnt about Sami its about her hating Sami. She cant admit that she could be wrong. They argue. Lucas tells her he doesnt need her. Kate either accepts the fact that he and Sami are together or shes out of his and her grandsons life for good.
Marlena is telling John all about Sami making headlines shes so proud of her. Sami overhears what she is saying as she comes in. Sami has a good feeling something good is going to happen. She notices that Marlena looks tired. Marlena fills Sami in on Belles travails. Sami is going to call Belle but Marlena stops her Belle needs her rest. Marlena stayed with John waiting for him to open up his beautiful eyes and help her save their family. Sami assures Marlena that they will all help Shawn and Belle get Claire back and shes sure that John will wake up. Sami knows that John has the heart of a lion. He wont give up on her and she cant give up on him. Marlena thinks that is the nicest thing Sami has ever said about John. Sami admits that she was wrong about a lot of things especially John. She wishes she could go back in time and tell him that she thinks hes wonderful and that she loves him. Marlena tells her to tell him now.
Sami sits at Johns bedside and talks to him. Its very touching. She ends it by saying that he was as much a father to her as her real dad was. Shes sorry she never told him this before. She tells him she loves him. Marlena is so proud of her and she knows John is as well. Sami tells Marlena that she is getting the Good Samaritan award at the pub. Sami thinks because of John and Belle Marlena wouldnt be able to come. Marlena wouldnt miss it her daughter is a hero. Sami doesnt think she is a hero. She just did what she had to do for Lucas. She says Lucas is going to be released she better go check on him. Sami asks for some change to buy a copy of the paper for herself. Marlena gives her all her change and Sami notices a unique coin. Marlena tells her its an old Italian coin. She and John threw one like that in the fountain. Sami asks her is she is going to be okay she can stay. Marlena will be fine. Marlena sets the coin down on the table next to Johns bed. Marlena talks to John about the doctors suggestion to put him in long term care. She doesnt know what to do about it. Hes the only person she trusts to have the right answer. Marlena talks about the promise they made to each other at the fountain she puts the coin down again. She promises him that she will not give up on him he is her life. The coin has disappeared.
Back in Lucass room Kate says that he and Will mean far too much to her to risk losing them. Shell never bring this up again. She does want him to be happy and if its with Sami, so be it. Sami comes in. Kate tells her that she is grateful for what she did for her son. Shes realised that Sami would never hurt him and shes sorry for ever doubting her. She asks Sami to take good care of him and leaves. Sami asks Lucas who was that nice lady disguised as his mother. Lucas believes hes turned Kate around. Outside his room Kate says the little tramp is lying. She vows to prove it. Sami tells Lucas that if he thinks they can make things work shell try but Kate hates her, always has and always will. Lucas says it doesnt matter how Kate feels about her its about how she behaves towards her. Sami says if his mom is willing to try so is she. Lucas tells Sami that she is his life. Theyre ready to leave.
Kiriakis mansion: Claire is sitting on Philips lap as he talks to her. Claire gave him the will to survive when he was injured. All he had to live for was the dream of holding her again and being her daddy. He gives her his word that theyll never be apart again. Claire smiles and giggles. The doorbell rings. Its Mimi. She tells him that what he is doing is wrong and he knows it. He tells her to come in and shut the door. If this is a social call hes happy to see her. If shes there to tell him what a monster he is she can leave. Mimi asks if Victor is there and when she finds out he isnt she tells Philip that Victor had her and Max kidnapped. Philip is happy theyre okay it must have been quite the ordeal. Mimi then tells Philip why Victor had them kidnapped they were looking for him and Victor didnt want them to find him. Philip tells Mimi that if they think his father had something to do with it they should take it up with him. Mimi thinks more than Philips face has changed, his heart has to, its ice cold.
Philip says if Im this cold-hearted SOB hes surprised the judge gave him temporary custody. He asks Mimi to sit down he doesnt want to fight with her. He tells her that he is the same guy deep down. Mimi doesnt agree. The Philip she knows wouldnt have done this to Shawn and Belle. Philip says they were going to cut him out of Claires life and that isnt going to happen. He did what he had to for Claire its about whats best for her and for her future. Mimi doesnt think growing up without a mother is good for a child. She is sorry for everything hes been through but she was his friend too. Shes going to have to watch her back because if this is how he carves up his friends shed hate to see what he does to his enemies.
Philip stops her from leaving. Hes sorry things got ugly. Hes figured out what is important in his life and it took going through hell to get there. When he reenlisted he was checking out. His marriage was over, he found out Claire wasnt his biologically his entire world fell apart. In the burn unit he vowed to change to take care of his daughter his daughter not by birth but by right whom he loves. Nothing on this earth is going to take Claire away from him again. Mimi thinks that sounds like something Victor would say. Philip says it was the crash course in reality that he took. Lesson 1 Its a cold, hard world out there. Fight to the death kill or be killed. Her friends lost in court. Lesson 2 Get over it. Mimi asks him if he honestly believes that two parents that lost their child can get over it. It doesnt matter to him whether Mimi is honest or not. The real reason for her visit is her guilt. She can play Shawn and Belles loyal friend until even she believes it but they both know shes as much to blame about the lie about Claires paternity as anyone. Mimi says she admitted that. Philip thinks she did that when it would cause the most damage. Mimi didnt want to hurt anyone. Philip says but you did. She lied to protect her joke of a marriage. Was that her being a friend? Shes giving him hell for not being a good person but when her butt was on the line, no one was a dirtier fighter than her. If this is anyones judgement day, its hers.
Mimi tells Philip to get over himself. She never claimed to be perfect. At least she admits her mistakes. Philip says yeah when youre backed into a corner. He picks up Claire and says its time for her nap. He knocks over a backpack. He tells Mimi to leave it alone. Mimi bends down and picks up Claires passport. Philip tells her to get out or hell call the guard house and have her arrested for trespassing. Mimi has left. Kate arrives Philip calls down that hes putting Claire for a nap. Kate finds a flight itinerary from Salem to New York to Brussels. Philip joins her. Kate asks youre leaving the country tomorrow? Kate doesnt understand why hes leaving the country risking losing Claire. Philip cant count on the judge staying bought. Hes going to run the Titan office in Brussels. Hell hire a nanny its all arranged. Hell come back when hes sure no one can take his daughter away. Kate wishes that she was told about this plan. Philip says its better this way. When he leaves its all going to hit the fan this way she can tell the police she was left out of the loop.
Chez Rouge: Shawn proceeds to insult Willow about her former lifestyle. Why did she lie to the judge she knows everything he did was for Claire. Willow has 10,000 good reasons that Mr. Kiriakis paid her and yes, its better than doing some guy on the docks and its better than doing him (Shawn). Shawn doesnt think Victor isnt that generous. Willow pulls the money out of her bra. Shawn starts blustering. Willow asks him what hes going to do. Its his word against her and right now his word is less than a lowly hookers. How does that make you feel, Daddy? Shawn asks her if she thinks she can destroy his family and get away with it. Willow says you wanna know who did that? Take a good long look in the mirror. Willow tells Shawn he lost his kid because he lets everyone push his buttons and tell him what to do. Shawn resorts to insults. Willow says you call me a whore lets see what youll do for a price. She offers to go to the judge and tell the truth even give the money back if Shawn will kiss her.
Shawn asks if that is a joke. Willow tells him its a one time offer. Shawn doesnt believe her. He wants his family back and all shes asking for is a little affection. Hes going to kiss her. She pushes him away and laughs at him see how easy it is to push him around. Shawn makes a scene. Maggie intervenes. Shawn tattles to Maggie about Victor bribing Willow. Willow denies it. Shawn orders Willow to tell Maggie what she did. Willow doesnt answer to him. Maggie says but she enters to her shes the boss. More arguing. Maggie fires her because she and Mickey signed affidavits for Shawn and Belle although she claims its because Willow is incompetent and she was insubordinate. Shawn goes outside and moans how did I let this happen. How did I lose my daughter. Mimi sees Shawn and asks if he is alright. Shawn tells her that he came to confront Willow about lying. She admitted that Victor paid her to lie. Mimi tells him to go to the police. Shawn says its just her word against his. He says that he and Belle had the chance to take Claire before this whole court thing started and he let himself be talked out of it. He played by the rules and he lost his daughter. Mimi tells him he has a bigger problem Philips planning to do the same thing. Hes taking Claire out of the county. Mimi urges him to tell the cops or the Judge before Philip gets on the plane. Shawn says no, he and Belle are going to take Claire and disappear.
Preview: Bo to Kayla Victor and Philip are up to something. I gotta find out what it is. Kayla What can I do to help? Stephanie (crying as she hugs Steve) Bye, Pop. Mimi to Max Youre a genius. Max I am? Mimi Yes. You just figured out how were going to get to Claire. Shawn to Belle You and Claire, you are my life and Im going to fight for you with everything I got.
Wednesday Jan 17
Salem Inn: Stephanie tells Steve that its not that she wants to go but racing is in her blood. Steve understands. She wishes her mother did. Steve says she has her mothers good looks and spirit but his need to push the envelope. They talk about her racing career. Steve understands that racing is in her blood. Shes following her dream. He advises her to never let that fire inside her die. She asks him why he doesnt take his own advice. His life plan is looking a little too safe to her. If he doesnt figure out what he wants he might explode. Steve tells her that when she gets older shell understand that its okay to pull back on the throttle. Stephanie wants to know when is the last time he tried to test himself. Steve gets it shes saying her mom and he should go on a little adventure. They hug. They say their goodbyes its very touching and sweet. Writing about it doesnt do it justice you need to watch it. Steve remembers Bo grabbing him and asking him what is wrong with him. He plays his harmonica. He stands in front of the mirror and says something is not right with you. What are you going to do about it? He tries to convince himself to stop thinking about it. If he gets a headache hell take an aspirin. He starts playing the harmonica again but hes brought to his knees by the pain in his head.
Chez Rouge: Kayla meets Bo. They talk about Stephanie leaving and then talk about Doodlebug. Then the conversation turns to Shawn and Belle. Bo feels responsible. Bo thinks Victor paid off the judge. He told Shawn to play by the rules. He should have known that Victor never does. He belittles Victor. He states that he has to find out what Victor and Philip are up to. He wont let Victor do this to his family. The conversation is all about Shawn and how the world has betrayed him. Kayla thinks that Shawn is mature enough to
Bo interrupts and rants about what having enough money can buy you it can take a little girl from her parents. Bo mentions that Shawn said he and Belle were going to run away with Claire. Kayla says he cant do that. Bo is going to protect his son from himself.
Bo tells Kayla that Shawn wont return any of his or Hopes calls. Kayla offers to call. Bo thinks maybe Shawn will listen to reason if it comes from someone else. Kayla should offer to help him. Kayla says no questions asked. Bo says thats up to her. If Shawn is thinking of taking the law into his own hands talk him out of it. Kayla tells Bo that Shawn sounds calm. Bo says that doesnt sound right hes not calm. Kayla tells Bo to trust Shawn. She has to leave. Bo tells her that if she hears from Shawn to call him. Maggie brings him a cupcake with a candle for doodlebugs daddy. Make a wish and blow out the candle. Bo gives an entire litany of things. Maggie wishes she had brought a bigger candle. Bo mentions the new baby but of course the conversation goes back to Shawn. Maggie is sure Shawn will find his way.
Hospital: Belle is outside Johns room when Shawn shows up. Belle makes Johns condition all about her. Shawn makes empty promises everything will be okay. Belle doesnt know how she and Claire are going to get through the next 90 day without each other. Shawn preaches that they dont have to play by the rules. They will take Claire back. Belle wants to know what he means. They talk about Willow and Victor paying her off. Shawn cant believe that he got mixed up with her. Belle tells him its over with now. Theyll do what the judge says and then get Claire back. Shawn tells her that they cant play by the rules again. Victor and Philip are taking Claire out of the country. Mimi saw Claires passport. Victor is planning on kidnapping Claire they have to beat him to the punch. Belle says no theyll lose her forever. Shawn says they will if they dont do it. She and Claire are his family he will do anything
blah, blah, blah.
Belle whines that she hasnt been away from Claire since the day she was born talk about a whopper of a lie she barely acknowledged Claires existence for the first year of her life. Shawn says they have to act now. Belle asks practical questions all Shawn says is as far as possible. Theyll change their names, hell get a job doing whatever (yeah, thats a good job!) theyll be together, thats all that matters. Belle asks if theyll ever see their families again. Shawn says or not see Claire thats their options. He pressures her. Belle will do whatever he wants. Shawn says he wont let her down. He says Max and Mimi are waiting for them. Condescending arrogant lying cheating Belle asks if Mimi can be trusted. Shawn defends Mimi because it suits his purpose after all Mimi let him off the hook and took all the blame for everything that went wrong. Shawns phone rings. Its Aunt Kayla his mom and dad probably put her up to this. Kayla tells him that she and Steve are there for him. She mentions his parents. He says he and Belle need some time alone. Kayla tells him if he needs anything no questions theyre there for him. Belle asks if they can trust her. Shawn says yes. She and Steve were on the run for years what a lie! They were on the run for a few weeks.
Maxs apt: Mimi thinks Max doesnt believe her when she talks about Claire having a valid passport. Max wants to know if she asked Philip if he was taking Claire out of the country. Mimi asked but Philip yelled at her and told her to leave. If someone doesnt do something Shawn and Belle my never see their daughter again. Mimi didnt want to believe it so she did some checking. She pretended to be a journalist that wanted an interview with Victor ASAP. She was told his last scheduled appointment is for 10am tomorrow morning and then hes out of the country for two weeks. She would bet that hes taking Philip and Claire with him. Mimi hopes that Max has an idea of how they can get Claire away from Philip. Max does its impossible. He lists the fact that theyve lost the element of surprise because Philip knows she saw the passport. Mimi talks about how Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz got in to the castle with the help of her friends. Max jokes that perhaps they should get the lion and the scarecrow to distract Victor while they swoop in and get Claire. Max lists all the facts: Victor has bodyguards and a private plane and 24 hour security. Does she really think they have a chance going against Victor Kiriakis and his goons? Max tells her to face the fact that they are out of their league.
Mimi agrees. Nothing she can do will make it up to Shawn. Max says she made a mistake. Mimi doesnt want to be let off the hook some mistakes are too big to forgive and this is one of them. Max says Shawn has forgiven her. Mimi cant forgive herself. Nothing can make her feel better. Max knows one thing lets go get Claire back. He doesnt want to see her punish herself for the rest of her life and besides they kind of owe Victor one. What are they going to do? They dont have a lot of time. Mimi says theyre leaving tomorrow morning. Max says why why are they waiting? They have their own jet they know Mimi saw the passport. Max figures there has to be something they couldnt have got done today. Mimi smiles and tells him hes a genius. He just figured out how theyre going to get to Claire.
Shawn and Belle arrive. Mimi tells them they figured out a way to steal back Claire from Philip and Victor. Mimi fills them in on the details Max is still wondering what this brilliant thing is that ties it all together. Mimi says Claire has to be immunized. Belle says Claire has had all her shots except those you need if youre going some place exotic. Belle panics. Shawn asks Mimi what is the plan. Mimi says theyll be taking her to the hospital for her shot. Belle says the doctor would have called her. Max says theyre probably taking her to a doctor that doesnt know Claire. Someone has to call the hospital. Mimi asks if they know anyone at the hospital they can trust. Shawn does. He calls Kayla. He asks her to find out if Claire is getting immunized tomorrow morning. They wait for the call back from Kayla. She calls and gives them the name of the doctor the appointment is at one. Kayla warns them not to take on Victor Kiriakis alone. Shawn doesnt want her to tell anyone they had this conversation. He tells Belle theyll get Claire back tomorrow at one. Max says they have to figure out a way to get her out. They decide to order pizza they need food to figure this out.
Brady pub: Kayla and Stephanie stop by so Stephanie can say goodbye to her grandparents. Kayla gets a call from Shawn. Grandpa Shawn gives her a race car he carved out of rosewood for her. Very sweet goodbye tears and hugs. Grandpa Shawn tells her shes a Brady and that means something. Kayla says shes a Johnson too. Grandpa Shawn agrees thats a first rate combination.
Preview: Roman to Bo Feel like making a trip? Bo Something tells me this is not a vacation. Where? Roman Mexico City. Sami (on the phone) Who is this? Make it quick. E.J. I prefer nice and slow myself. Chelsea to Abby OMG Abby. He just signed off. I dont get it. What did I say that was so wrong? Stephanie to Kayla Is there something wrong with Dad? Steve to Bo Please dont say no. Help me.
Thursday Jan 18
Bo joins Roman for breakfast. Roman tells him that he has been promoted to temporary-acting police commissioner because Abe is on medical leave because of his eyesight. Bo wishes there was something he could do to help Abe. Roman asks him if he will make a daytrip to Mexico City to shake down E.J. and persuade him to make a return appearance in Salem to face the music. Kayla and Stephanie arrive...explain that Stephanies flight was postponed.
Kayla thinks this is a sign that Stephanie should stay. Stephanie reminds her that she gave her blessing and wants Bo and Roman to referee. Both tell her that they never get involved in mother/daughter arguments. Stephanie pulls her mom into a booth and orders two hot fudge sundaes for them.
Bo thinks the timing sucks for him to go to Mexico City. Hes got a new baby and his eldest has court problems and needs him. Roman tells him to convince Hope that its just a business trip. Bo thinks Roman should just shoot him...lol... He talks about Lexie being a credible witness. Roman reminds him about John being in a coma and admits that hes having doubts about Lexie. He cant shake the feeling that something is wrong.
Stephanie tries to convince her mom that a new baby would make things great for her and Steve...they could do the parenting thing together. Kayla pulls back and says that she doesnt think Stephanies dad, especially with his memory problems, is ready for a new kid. Stephanie quizzes her on her dads health. She brings up some Santa memories... knows that now that her parents are back together that everything will be fine and she can leave.
Stephanie checks the time and announces that they should get back to the airport.
Lucas limps in wearing a bathrobe and tells Sami that the shower is ready. Sami isnt sure she wants to do that. They start kissing and she accidentally steps on his foot. More kissing and then Lucas murmurs that he thinks its amazing the way she saved him...goes into detail about what she did. He thinks her life is about to change...she is going to stand up in front of family and friends and receive a special citation for bravery. Sami would rather talk about them and their future. They start kissing again.
More kissing and more pain for Lucass foot...lol... Sami suggests they go into the bedroom and get comfy. He agrees and heads off. Sami starts for the bedroom but then her cell phone rings and she heads towards her purse for it. She laughs and tells the person on the other end to make it quick. E.J., with a few days beard growth, is calling from a phone booth. He says with a grin: I prefer nice and slow myself. How is my favorite girl? Breathless at the sound of my voice or did I call at an inopportune moment? Sami stresses out and asks him what he wants. He replies that he doesnt want anything he hasnt already had and that hes barely thought of anyone but her since their last encounter. He thinks it was special. She argues that she did what she had to do in order to save Lucas life. With tears in her eyes she reminds him that he shot her stepfather. She demands to know what he wants. He plays hardball and tells her that the authorities are sniffing around and he wonders if someone at the Salem Police Department is planning a surprise for him. He thinks maybe she has something to do with it. Sami is crying now and tells him she didnt say anything to anyone. Lucas calls from the bedroom.
E.J. laughs when Sami tells him about the award she is getting for saving Lucas. He warns her to keep her mouth shut. Sami has had enough and tells him to shut the hell up and stay away from her and Lucas...dont ever call her again. She hangs up just as Lucas walks out again and asks her who she was talking to. Sami makes up a story about a guy at the racing team presentation who she gave her business card to and wont take no for an answer. Lucas doesnt believe her and Sami tries to pull him back into the bedroom to avoid talking about it. He asks if she is keeping secrets from him again. Sami is shaking now and he tells her softly that it doesnt matter what happened in the past...nothing will change the way he feels about her. He pleads with her to trust what they have. She finally tells him that it was E.J.
Lucas wants to know why E.J. called. Sami plays dumb. He wants her to call the police but she is too scared. She doesnt want to mess up their closeness or Will being proud of her lately. Lucas promises her that wont happen and hugs her.
In the next scene, Roman is there and asks her about E.J. being in Mexico City. She tells him she doesnt remember what he said on the phone...just very surprised to hear from him. Roman tells her that they will trace the call...smiles...and reminds her that today and tomorrow are her days...shes going to receive the award...there isnt a damn thing she cant handle. Lucas promises that he wont let E.J. near her. Roman leaves.
Lucas tells Sami that he is proud of her for telling the truth and insists that she is never going back to her old self. Sami is still afraid. Lucas tells her to concentrate on her great future with him and Will. She tells him that she would do anything for him. They kiss and he calls her my Sami.
Chelsea & Abby/ Nick & his boss
Chelsea drones on about inundating Lonely Splicer with instant messages. She is very full of herself and her potential. Abby thinks shes just mean, obnoxious, and rude. Chelsea instant messages again...tells the truth about finding out his real name and that soon she will know where he lives and works. Nick feels bad...thinks he should be honest...chickens out...decides to end it. He reels her in and she slips up...says that this loser was the one who found out the information and not her. Nick sees red and warns her to be more respectful while she still has any friends left. He says goodbye. Chelsea is shocked that he thinks shes a loser...tries to defend herself to Abby. Abby isnt impressed.
Dr. Rekert (Nicks boss) comes in and wants to know why Nick looks down and out...sees Chelseas picture...brags about being a lady killer...offers advice...and takes off again. Meantime, Chelsea goes back to the computer and decides to pretend she is a kinder, gentler girl...a heart on her sleeve kind of girl so Dr. Shane will want her again.
Steve is reliving flashbacks of his forced shock treatments and going berserk. He stumbles around the room, trashes it, yells to his tormentor that he will kill him...and finally collapses on the couch. He reaches for the phone and calls someone to come over ASAP.
Steve looks at a smashed picture of him and Kayla. Bo arrives and wants to know what happened. Steve lies and says it was some kids throwing brinks through the window. He tells Bo he tried but couldnt catch them. Bo looks skeptical. Steve wants to talk about what happened at Child Protection Services. Bo still thinks a shrink would help. Steve has changed his mind and thinks he just needs a job. He wants Bo to get him a job with the police...has experience. Bo thinks hes crazy and that there is no way they could give him a gun and a badge and send him back on the streets. Steve tells him he is drowning and pleads with him to throw him a rope.
Bo finally tells him that he can fly down to Mexico City and talk to E.J. Wells...put a fire under him and make him nervous...as uncomfortable as possible. Steve agrees but Bo worries that he might have another Jekyll and Hyde episode...end up in a Mexican jail where they wont be able to help him. He tells him he can go but only if Kayla goes with him and keeps him in check. They shake hands and Bo tells him he will let Roman know. He leaves. Steve picks up the picture and cuts his finger on the broken glass.
Steve tells a hunted looking E.J.: Someone helped you pass the police roadblocks. Now the least you can do is tell me who that was.
Chelsea asks Sami if she has any advice for the pain-in-the-butt in training. Sami smiles and tells her not to miss the opportunity when it comes her way to prove who she really is.
Hope tells Marlena that they have to stop them before its too late. Marlena insists that they arent going to stop them because Shawn and Belle are doing the right thing.
Shawn pounds on Philips body and yells that Claire is his daughter and to stay the hell away from her.
Friday Jan 19
Samis apt: Sami and Lucas exchange compliments. Sami likes the way Lucas looks but she really loves the man inside the clothes. She kisses him and suggests that they skip the award ceremony. Sami apologises for the way she acted when E.J. called. Lucas understands. More kisses. Will comes out hes wearing a t-shirt that says My Mom Is Sami Brady And Yours Isnt. Will is very proud of Sami.
Hospital: Max, Mimi, Belle and Shawn are in a car outside the hospital. Max is the getaway man hell stay with the car. Mimi is to wait outside and watch for Philip and Claire. They go over what Belle and Shawn are supposed to do. Belle is not paying attention shes going to say goodbye to her dad. She gets out of the car. Shawn tells Max and Mimi it will be okay. Hell stay with her and theyll be on time. Belle has to do this because if anything happened to her dad shed never forgive herself for not saying goodbye. Max asks Mimi if she is scared. She is. Shes never taken part in a kidnapping before. Shawn tries to justify their criminal actions by saying they are just taking back what is rightfully theirs.
Belle does her its all about me goodbye to John. Marlena overhears Belle telling John that theyre leaving with Claire. Belle tells her that she and Shawn are taking Claire from Philip and leaving. Marlena tells her kidnapping is a felony. Belle insists that Philip is leaving the country and theyll never see Claire again. They have no choice. Marlena asks what she can do to help. Tears and hugs. Shawn tells Belle they have to go. Marlena tells him he better take good care of her girls. Shawn makes an empty promise.
Shawns cell rings Mimi tells him that Philip and Claire are here. Shawn slinks into the mens room to hide. Philip comes along with Claire and asks Belle what she is doing there. Shes there to see her Dad. Philip tells her that John is the best dont give up hope. Belle wants to know why Claire is there. Philip says that she is sneezing so hes going to have allergy tests done. Belle asks if she can hold her for a minute. Philip hands her over
Claire wants to go back to Philip
Belle has to turn her away so Claire cant see him. Belle yells for Shawn. Shawn hits Philip several times and then brags that Claire is his daughter
he runs yelling at Philip to stay away from her. They make it into the car and lock the doors just as Philip gets there. Max peels out.
Brady pub: Chelsea tells Kate that she doesnt get it. Sami ruined all these lives and now the entire town is treating her like a hero. Kate tells her that is her fathers doing. Chelsea thinks Sami is lucky. Kate states that Sami isnt what she seems. Chelsea says Sami went from zero to hero and she wants to know how she did it. Bo is trying to get hold of Shawn, Hope of Belle no success. Hope thinks they are in trouble. Bo says they wont do anything stupid. They wont make things worse, he hopes. Kayla comes in. Bo is surprised to see her. He thought she would on her way to Mexico with Steve. Kayla asks him why he would think that.
Kayla is upset that Bo sent Steve to confront E.J. the guy that tried to kill John. Bo says he volunteered. Hope tells Kayla that Bo expected that Steve would take Kayla with him she would keep him out of trouble. Bo is pretty sure there wont be any trouble. Kayla asks Bo if he has any idea of what he has done. He has sent her husband to meet a killer all by himself. Bo says Steve begged him hes never seen him like this. With her there with him
Kayla points out that she isnt there. Hope thinks that its time for Kayla and Steve to be completely honest with each other. Kayla says he keeps telling her hes fine but she knows he isnt. Bo says she is right and tells her about the incident at the CPS office. He promised not to say anything if Steve promised to see a shrink. Bo thinks Steve is scared of what he might find out. Kayla thinks the same thing. Chelsea asks Kate how she can do that try and make her feel bad for wanting a loving family. Kate says she had two loving families, first the Bensons and now her and Billie. Chelsea isnt feeling the love right now. Kate thinks she is ungrateful. Kate tells her to accept that Bo has a wife and family that shes just not a part of. Chelsea says thats the meanest thing Kate has ever said to her and she wants an apology. Roman enters and introduces the woman of the year, his daughter, Sami Brady. Everyone claps except Kate.
Chelsea wants to know why Kate thinks its childish of her to want to have a relationship with her father doesnt she deserve to? Kate says not if he doesnt want one. Why is she so desperate to be in Bos life? Chelsea was lonely growing up she always wanted a big family. A big family dilutes the gene pool. Chelsea says youre talking about Sami you really hate her. Youre acting just as bad as she is. Kate denies that. Chelsea says could have fooled me and walks away. Hope and Kayla congratulate Sami. Will joins them and then Bo. Bo tells Kayla he couldnt get hold of Steve. Kayla says something is wrong she can feel it. Chelsea talks one on one to Sami. She asks for advice on how to turn the Brady family around so that theyre on your side. Sami says she made a lot of mistakes and hurt a lot of people. One thing she has learned about this family, no matter how much you annoy them theyre willing to give you another chance to prove that you have the right stuff. She tells Chelsea not to miss the opportunity when it comes her way to prove who she really is. She adds dont give up on yourself. Marlena enters so Sami goes to her. Marlena is so proud. Kayla and Hope ask Marlena if shes talked to Belle. She has talked to both Belle and Shawn and its too late to stop them now. Bo wants to know from what.
Kate reads Wills t-shirt and makes a smart remark. Will wants to know what her problem is. Shes jealous because she wasnt the one that saved his dad. Kate says no I couldnt have saved him and neither could have your mother. Will tells her to stop ragging on his mom or shes going to lose him and his dad for good. Marlena tells Hope, Bo and Kayla that Belle and Shawn are at the hospital. They are going to snatch Claire away from Philip. Bo starts calling Shawn and tells Marlena to call Belle. Hope says they have to stop them before its too late. Marlena says no. Shawn and Belle are doing the right thing. Roman makes the speech presenting Sami with the Good Samaritan award. Claps, hugs, pictures and lots of kind words. Roman is very proud of her. Sami is in tears she thanks her family for giving her a second, third and fourth chance especially Lucas for giving her the strength to save his life. He kind of saved her life too because she doesnt know how she would live without him. She hugs him. Everyone is happy. Marlena tells Bo and Hope that Sami deserves this and Belle and Shawn deserve to be with Claire. Bo says they are breaking the law. Marlena runs with Belle and Shawns assumption that Philip was leaving the country with Claire for good. Hope tells Bo that their son is doing what he would do in his place. Kate approaches Sami and makes nice in front of everyone. She offers her hand Sami takes it. Philip barges in. Shawn and Belle stole his daughter and anyone in this room that helped them is going to pay.
Mexico: Steve happens to walk into the bar where E.J. is. E.J. is with a very pretty girl making
I mean, passing the time. Steve sits down next to E.J. He tells E.J. hes flying solo. He came down to bring E.J. something from his friends at home a warrant for his arrest. He wishes him a warm, happy New Year from the Salem P.D. E.J. tells Steve to take the warrant back to Abe and Roman. The Salem P.D. has no jurisdiction here. Steve reminds him of extradition. E.J. isnt worried. That will take at least five years. Steve tells him hes missing the point, hes on E.J.s side. The smart thing would be to go back and give them his side of the story. How you shot John Black in self-defence about all the things he did to so many people including almost killing him and his wife by exposing them to the poison gas. E.J. thinks Steve has a very vivid imagination or else hes insane. He pretends he doesnt know anything about John. Steve tells him John is a coma and the doctors dont expect him to make it. E.J. reminds Steve that they thought the same thing about him but here he is. Steve wants to know why hes lying low in Mexico if he didnt do anything wrong. E.J. says hes on vacation. He knew when Sami offered to help him escape that the Salem P.D. was trying to set him up. He wasnt going to sit around and play patsy for the keystone cops so he left. He didnt do anything criminal. Steve drops the bomb shell the cops have an eye witness. Someone saw him shoot John.
E.J. doesnt buy it. Steve insists its true. E.J. says the police tried to get information on him. from Patrick Lockhart and failed. Now theres an eye-witness nope, hes not buying it. Steve says John could come out of the coma. E.J. doesnt think so. Steve says okay I was just trying to give you a heads up. E.J. appreciates it. Steve grabs E.J.s arm and says he figures the least E.J. could do for him is tell him who helped him get through the police roadblocks. E.J. warns him to let go of him a lot of people in here will be upset with Steve if they thought he was threatening him. Steve says hes just talking. He asks E.J. again who helped him. E.J. answers his fairy godmother. E.J. then taunts Steve about his condition. He heard Steve was acting strange, peculiar could it be bad memories coming back to haunt him. He asks about strange noises and flashes of light. Steve grabs him around the neck and asks if it was Stefano he wants E.J. to tell him. A couple of thugs pull Steve off of E.J. E.J. tells them to throw him out. Steve tries to go after him but the two guys stop him. Steve breaks through by screaming like a madman. A fight ensues. Three against one. E.J. taunts Steve just before Steve is thrown out when you get back to Salem say hi to Benjy for me. Steve screams that he is going to kill him. E.J. realises that both his wallet and cell phone are missing. A beat up Steve sits up in some alley. He pulls out E.J.s wallet and laughs.
Preview: Steve to Bo & Kayla Look what I found in his wallet. Thats the dudes travel visa and if he wants to replace it hes going to have to come back to the old U.S. of A. Philip to Mimi Belle and Shawn started this war but Im finishing it and Im not taking any prisoners. Belle to Shawn Do you really think that were going to be safe? Lexie to Tek What are you talking about? Tek Lets go together. Lets run away.
Monday Jan 22
Bo tells Kayla that Hope is terrified of what will happen to Shawn and Belle if they get caught. Kayla cant believe that Philip came into the bar screaming and threatening everyone. Bo reminds her that the law is on Philips side...he has temporary custody. Kayla argues that Victor lied and paid off the judge. Bo agrees but worries that Victor wont let this slide...might hire his own army...shakes his head and admits that the best-case scenario would be that he never sees his son again because that would mean that Shawn and his family got away.
Kayla comforts Bo. Bo just wants to talk to Shawn and confirm that he is okay. Steve walks in and finds out that Bo told Kayla about what happened at Child Protection Services. He tells them that he swiped E.J.s phone and wallet that carried his travel visa...figures he will have to come home to replace it. Bo just smiles and tells them he has to go and see Abe.
Steve talks about E.J. knowing all about his meltdowns and mentioning Benjy. He wants to investigate it himself but Kayla begs him to hand it over to the police. She tells him she loves him but if hes going to keep secrets from her, she doesnt know if she can trust him. Steve promises he wont lie about the important stuff. She tells him that their love has been based on honesty and being there for each other. They kiss.
Steves phone rings and its Shawn. He listens as Shawn explains what happened and what he needs. Steve tells him he understands and will call him back. He tells Kayla and she says they have to help...they cant let Philip take Claire away from Shawn and Belle forever... she gave Bo her word. Steve calls Bo (see below).
Abe looks at some papers with a magnifying glass and thinks something is wrong. Lexie appears and asks him if he forgot that Theo was staying at her moms so they could have a romantic evening alone. Abe isnt interested...tells her that there are discrepancies in the police files about the night John got shot and its all to do with her statement. Lexie plays innocent. Abe tells her that her cell phone bill suggests there was no way she could have seen everything go down. She was talking to Abe at the time.
Lexie finally admits that she didnt see it happen but someone else did. Abe wants to know who she is covering up for. She tells him she is so sorry but she was with Tek. He asks her how she could do this to them again. She defends herself and blames Tek for not giving up. Abe thinks she just wanted to protect herself and her lover. She insists that she loves only Abe but he doesnt want to listen anymore...he wants her out now... its over...its done.
Lexie comes down with her bags and says that she was just trying to protect them...didnt want it to end like this...wanted to be the person Abe wanted her to be but made the wrong choices...knows she let him down too many times for him to forgive her. She opens the front door and Bo is standing there. He asks what is going on and she tells him that she blew it big time and is going to look for a new place to live. Bo asks if there is anything to do but she shakes her head and leaves.
A subdued Bo tells Abe that they can talk later. Abe says that if its about police business then they can talk now. Bo tells him about Steve bringing back E.J.s wallet, etc. A frustrated and sad Abe tells Bo that it wont do any good...Lexie lied...she was with Tek...they lied so much that neither of them are viable witnesses. This means that E.J. Wells will get away with murder. Bo still thinks Tek can testify and that there is a lot of circumstantial evidence that could nail E.J. Abe disagrees.
Bo answers his cell phone. Its Steve who warns him that if he is with Abe to just listen and not talk. Steve tells him about Shawns phone call...that Philip is closing in on them and that Shawn wants help getting to Canada. Bo calmly smiles and tells Steve that he has his blessing to do whatever he has to do.
Abe doesnt want to talk about E.J. anymore. He cant believe that he stepped down as commissioner to spend more time with his wife and make his marriage stronger. Now hes out of a job and out of a marriage. Bo asks if there is anything he can do. Abe tells him that she would just really like to be alone tonight.
Maxs Apartment Part I
While Mimi packs blankets into a gym bag, Max adds diapers, a little money and all the essentials Shawn and Belle will need for their road trip. Mimi decides to stay at the apartment and run interference in case the police turn up...shell say that Max had a tow truck call. Max is impressed and they kiss goodbye.
After Max leaves, Mimi starts to tidy up when there is a knock on the door. Thinking Max forgot something, she smiles and asks what he wants. When she opens the door an angry Philip tells Mimi that he wants his daughter. He pushes his way in and starts insulting Mimi. Im not surprised to see you at Maxs apartment...didnt take you long to latch onto another Brady. He tells her that he wants information on Shawn and Belle and that it will be easier for them if they turn themselves in. He knows that Max and Mimi helped them escape...calls her a practical girl...always looking out for number one... wants to know if she is going to take the fall for them and if she knows how much time shell have to serve.
She argues that she isnt going to sell out her friends to him or anyone. He figures she will join Patrick in jail...a matched set of losers. Mimi wants him to get out but he shouts that he isnt going anywhere until she tells him where Shawn and Belle took his daughter. Mimi wants him to take a reality check. She reminds him that he only went after Belle because she dumped him. Philip counters that he spent a long time being the fair guy and it didnt get him anywhere...his wife left him and he lost his daughter. Mimi remembers the loving, caring Philip but doesnt know this Philip anymore. He talks about his fathers philosophy of going after what he wants and insists that his is going to do the same... Belle and Shawn started the war and he is finishing it no matter who gets hurt...not taking any prisoners. He argues that Shawn couldnt have cared less about Claire until he found out he had the same DNA. He insists that he is the only legal father.
Mimi tells Philip that she has already called Roman and told him the same thing. She has nothing more to say to Philip, Victor, or the cops...just wants Shawn and Belle to have justice. Philip yells at her...wants to know how she can stand there and say that when it was her lies that caused this to begin with...if she had been honest, maybe he and Belle could have had a chance to work things out and the family wouldnt have fallen apart. Mimi yells back that Belle never loved him and its not her fault that he lost his family. Philip says that the deal is that she can either tell him where Shawn and Belle are or she gives him no choice... Mimi asks him if he is threatening her. A sinister looking Philip turns around and locks the door...then walks back to nervous Mimi and tells her: You bet I am.
He suggests that she make it easier on herself. She asks him if he is going to beat her up. He has something else in mind and reaches for her purse, takes out her cell phone...and smiles at the fact that she has Max on her speed dial. Mimi yells at him to take his hands off her stuff but he pushes her backwards onto the couch. She tries again and he grabs hold of her arm with one hand to stop her and with the other calls Max who asks where Mimi is. He yells that shes with him and threatens to do something to her if Max doesnt let him speak to Belle. He tells Belle that if she doesnt want her friends to get hurt then she and Shawn should turn themselves in... bring Claire back to him...he wont seek charges and wont seek any further legal solutions...he didnt mean for this to happen...still loves her and thinks it might not be too late to work things out...they could raise Claire together. Belle ignores his statement about her friends getting hurt and tells him that Claire is not his daughter. She says shes sorry but she and Shawn love Claire and are going to be a family. Philip goes ballistic and yells that he gave her a chance and that whatever happens is now on her. He throws the phone and smashes it.
Philip warns Mimi that she has two minutes to tell him where Shawn and Belle took Claire. He tells her not to make him hurt her. Mimi answers that they are at a new development across town with friends. He yells that she is lying and yanks her arms behind her back. She yells at him that he is hurting her and asks if he is crazy. He ties her arms together and pulls her towards a chest.
Belle sits in the dark comforting Claire. Shawn returns with some blankets that Max told him about and turns on the radio. The News DJ is slanting his Amber Alert report in Philips favor...talk about his brave service to the country...and calling Shawn and Belle kidnappers... Shawn thinks hes making them sound like they are crazy. Belle wonders if they will be safe but Shawn insists that they have to wait for Max to come.
Belle is freezing. Shawn rolls Claire up in a blanket. Belle goes on about what she missed when Claire was with Philip. They share a moment talking about being there for Claire through the important times in her life. They hear noises and hide. Max comes in and calls their names. He tells them he has food, supplies, $100.00all he could get together at the momentand sleeping bags. Shawn asks him where Mimi is. Max tells him about her running interference for them. Both Shawn and Belle thank him. Shawn says he will never forget what they have done for them. Max warns them that Philip is out for blood. Hes worried about the checkpoints, roadblocks, and airports being watched. Belle suggests they split up. Shawn thinks that Steve will help...no questions asked...has been on the run before with Kayla and will understand.
Maxs phone rings and he tells them its Mimi (see above). He throws the phone at Belle...tells them that Philip has Mimi and he has to get over there...rushes out the door. Belle starts talking to Philip (see above) and then tells Shawn to call Steve now!
Shawn explains to Steve what happened and tells him that they are in the abandoned church. Steve tells him to leave it to him...he has an idea and hangs up (see above).
Maxs Apartment Part II
Max comes running in and hears Mimi whimpering in the chest. He opens it up and carries her out of it...unties her as she gasps for breath and tearfully tells him that god forgive her but she told Philip their location because he promised to let her out...shes so sorry. She begs Max to warn Shawn. Max calls them and gets voice mail...warns them that Philip knows where they are and to get out of there. He comforts Mimi and swears he will kill Philip for what he did to her. Mimi just wants him to stay with her. They start to kiss and end up on the couch.
Lexie tells Tek that Abe figured everything out. Tek figures hes going to lose his job with the sheriffs department. Lexie cant believe hes worried about that when her marriage is all over. He tells her to forget about all that and run away with him. Lexie doesnt want to lose her child. She tells him to stop the car. Just then a car smashes into the back of their car and we hear screams.
Shawn tells Belle they should go. Philip appears and says he doesnt think they are going anywhere.
Marlena tells Kayla that John is still trying to get a message to her...she thinks its about Steve.
Sami speculates to Lucas about what if E.J. found out that Lexie and Tek witnessed him shooting John and had them eliminated...are they next on the list?
Steve is in a truck with Shawn and Belle. He tells them that life on the road isnt easy especially when that old snake Kiriakis is on their tail.
Tuesday Jan 23
Sami and Lucas lay together watching a beautifully lit fireplace. He looks at the award and thinks its amazing. She doesnt think it seems real...her dads speech and everyone being so proud of her. Lucas reassures her...knows that she has changed and that he can trust her with his life now. Sami has a strange look on her face and Lucas calls her on it.
They talk about Belle and Shawn and how worried Sami is for them. Sami cant understand why Philip is acting like this. They also talk about Lucass mother and how she apologized in front of everyone to Sami. He thinks Kate wants a fresh start. Sami isnt so sure. He asks her to give Kate a chance. They kiss and both say they are really happy. Samis insecurities start to show again but he reassures her that he would love her whether she got an award or not. He tells her how much he has always loved her, beyond any other woman hes been with. She tells him she loves him so much and they start kissing again. Sami stops suddenly and rushes into the bathroom.
Lucas is talking to Roman on the phone. He cant believe Roman is serious and says that they havent heard anything but will let him know if they do. Sami comes out in a bathrobe looking pale and saying she doesnt feel well. He tells her about the phone call...about Lexie going missing...about Abe saying that it was Tek and not Lexie who saw the shooting...about Abe kicking Lexie out...about her being with Tek. Sami is shocked. Lucas thinks the case against E.J. could be blown to bits.
Sami is an emotional basket case. She wants to know exactly what her dad said. Lucas tells her that they found Teks car off route 9 and there was no sign of either occupants. Sami is sure E.J. arranged for them to disappear...its the only thing that makes sense...
Lexie would never leave her son. She tells Lucas that she is scared that they will be next on E.J.s elimination list...and all because he doesnt want to go to jail. She runs back into the bathroom.
Lucas wants to call a doctor but a subdued Sami says shes alright. He says its been a long night and suggests that they get under the covers but she wants to tell him something first. With tears in her eyes she turns to him and tells him shes pregnant. She burrows her head in his chest and starts to cry in earnest.
Kayla brings in tea and she and Marlena talk about Belle being on the run from the police. Kayla tells her that Belle is doing what she has to do and that Steve will take care of things. She thinks Marlena should try to get some sleep. Marlena is too worried to sleep. Kayla gets a call from Steve who confirms hes with the kids and that everybody is okay. She wants him to keep in touch. He says he wont be able to use his cell phone on the trip. They say they love each other and hang up.
Kayla tells Marlena that Steve is taking good care of Belle, Shawn, and Claire. Kayla goes to call Stephanie. She leaves a message about Belle and everyone being fine, hangs up and covers a sleeping Marlena with a blanket. Marlena dreams...starts calling out Johns name. She wakes up (I think...lol...) and wants to know who is there. We hear the voice of John calling out Its me, Doc...help me...I need you, over and over again. She keeps looking for him through a haze and ends up on the balcony. We see John, all in black, and then he disappears and Marlena is back on the couch.
Kayla brings more tea. Marlena tries to explain her strange dream...thinks John is trying to get a message to her about Steve...remembers how John stared at Steve right before he went into surgery and said the word killer. Marlena thinks Steve might be in danger from E.J. Kayla tells her about Steves strange episodes...loud noises....banging in head... disorientation...violent. She thinks it has to do with the DiMeras and what happened during Steves missing years...mentions dinner with Benjy. Marlena figures there must be a connection. Kayla is worried that this is killing Steve and is upset that she cant help him. Marlena offers to help Steve through hypnotism. Kayla hopes Steve will agree.
Abandoned Church Part I
Belle tells a whimpering Claire that Uncle Steve will be there soon and everything will be okay. She asks Shawn if hes seen Claires stuffed bunny. They hear a vehicle arriving and realize its Steve in a delivery truck. He tells them he borrowed it and its better if they dont ask him about it.
Outside, we see Philip bend down to pick up Claires bunny in the snow and say: Gotcha!
Steve is outside. He finishes his phone call to Kayla and notices fresh footprints...figures they have company. Inside Belle and Shawn talk about Steve helping them. Shawn assures her that Steve likes to take chances. He wants to go. Philip appears out of nowhere and tells them they arent going anywhere.
Shawn asks him how he found them. Philip tells them it wasnt too hard...Meems snapped like a twig. Belle wants to know what he did to Mimi. He tells them that he just made her understand how far hed go to get his little girl back. Belle wants to know why he is acting like this...theyve always been friends... Philip goes ballistic and yells: Friends? You were my wife Belle! Even if I was the only person in town who didnt know you had a thing for your ex-boyfriend the whole time we were married. Shawn thinks this is all about Philip getting revenge. Philip insists that all he wants is Claire. He tells them that Claire deserves better than either of them. Shawn wants to leave but Philip warns him that he has the Salem Police, the D.A., family courts, and the Kiriakis name on his side. He asks them who they are going to run to. Belle turns away from him and yells that he will never take her daughter...hell have to kill her first. Shawn and Philip get into a fist fight with Philip coming out the winner this time. With Shawn down, Philip yells at him: What was that you said in the hospital? Oh, yeah, shes my daughter, not yours! He turns to Belle who looks at him as if he is a monster and tells her she brought this on herself. He calls Claire his princess and tells her its okay... daddys here. Belle pulls away with Claire in her arms and tells him he will never get her.
She tells Philip to get away from her and promises he wont get her daughter. Philip tells her its over and that Claire is coming with him. He reaches to take the baby when Steve hits him from behind with a board and he goes down. Belle rushes to Shawn to see if he is okay. Belle also worries if Philip is okay. Shawn tells them to go. Steve stays behind and helps him shove Philip down into the cellar, locking the trap door behind him. As they leave, Philip starts yelling for help.
Steve drives with Belle holding Claire in the middle and Shawn on the other side. Belle thinks its too dangerous for Claire without a car seat. Steve apologizes but Shawn tells her Claire is safer with her than the maniac back there. Steve goes wonky for a moment but assures them hes okay. Belle starts to take Claires mittens off. Steve warns her to put them back on...they dont want even a baby print left on the truck. Shawn thanks Steve for what he is doing. Steve reminds him that he is Kaylas favorite nephew but that Canada is a big place and do they know where they want to go? Shawn thinks maybe Montreal. He hopes their passports wont get flagged down at the border. Steve thinks they should take a freighter and bribe the crew to stow away, then passports wouldnt be a problem. He goes ballistic when Shawn admits how little money they have with them...wishes they had told him so he could bring some. A sheepish Shawn tells Steve that everything happened so fast, but hell figure it out. Belle supports him and says they can handle it. Steve isnt so sure.
Steve warns them that they will always be looking over their shoulders...will have to keep moving...will need money to do that...asks Shawn how he is going to feed his family and keep a roof over their heads. Shawn figures he will get a job. Steve kyboshes that idea especially if they are on the run. Shawn gets irritated and tells Steve to lay off. Steve tells him that he was just trying to give him a reality check especially if Victor is on their tail. They talk about Victor framing Steve and Kayla for attempted murder, etc. Steve replies that Victor has plenty of money and power. Belle worries that Victor will always get what he wants and that he wants Claire now. Shawn promises it wont happen and that hell protect her. Steve thinks that if they stick together theyll be okay. He tells them to get some sleep because once they cross the board and ditch the truck, they are on their own. Belle leans into Shawns shoulder and closes her eyes. Steve starts to go wonky again.
Abandoned Church Part II
Philip is still screaming for help. A policeman arrives and tells him to come out with his hands in the air. Philip isnt impressed, tells the cop who he is and that he was the one who called them. The policeman lets him out and Philip explains that he was hit by a third person and wants him to call for backup before they get too far. Later he calls his dad and says he wont give up. He gets interrupted by the policeman who says that the truck was stolen but they have the license plate numbers. Philip tells his dad that they may have a lead.
Nick tells Billie that they need to talk about that night.
Shawn yells at Steve, who is driving like a crazy, to pull over because they arent going to make it. Steve screams back that he wont.
Roman asks E.J. for his reasons for returning to Salem. E.J. tells him: Your daughter for one. Weve become very close.
Lucas thinks that Sami (crying) doesnt want to have this baby. He tells her its okay and that they will find a way.
Wednesday Jan 24
Samis apt: Lucas tells Sami not to cry having a baby is reason to celebrate. He asks her if she is sure shes pregnant. Shes been nauseous all week and she took a pregnancy test. It was positive twice. Lucas thinks its great. They can share in the pregnancy right from the beginning. Sami doesnt know what shes going to do. Lucas would like to call everyone and tell them. When Sami continues to cry he asks her if she wants to have this baby. She wants to have his child
Lucas wants to know what is going on. Sami says its just that things have been so great between them. Lucas wants to know if she thinks having a baby would blow it. Sami says they never talked about having another child. Lucas has a confession. Sami loves him so much no matter what he had to confess
Hes always wanted to have another child with her. He says being a mother brings out the best in her. Sami doesnt think its that easy. Lucas promises to help with everything he says our baby and Sami yells at him not to say it. Lucas thinks their baby is a miracle. Theyre together and stronger than theyve ever been. When the baby is older they can tell him or her about the night they were conceived about how Sami saved him. Sami says are you sure it was that night. Lucas is. They hadnt made love for quite some time before that. Sami tells him hes right. It must have been that night.
Lucas thinks this is a sign that they were meant to be together. She got pregnant the first time they were together. He can already feel a bond with this new baby. The baby is a miracle conceived on a night of miracles when she saved his life. Sami doesnt want praise for that. She loves him she would do anything for him. He and Will are her life, her family. Lucas says her family is so proud of her. Sami hopes that never changes. Lucas wants to make a toast. She asks for some water. He wants better for her hes going to go out and get something. Right after he leaves Samis cell rings, its E.J. Sami realises that hes in Salem and asks him why hes back. Hes back for her. They have unfinished business. Things are far from over between them. Sami mentions the charges against him. Hes there to clear his name. Sami reminds him the police have a witness. E.J. calmly says the witness is missing. Sami knows that he is behind Teks and Lexies disappearance. E.J. asks her if she has proof of that. She tells him she kept her promise and didnt say anything about seeing him the night of Johns shooting. E.J. says she helped him escape. Sami says because you held a gun to my head she did what she had to do to save Lucass life. E.J. says so our precious moments together didnt mean that much to you. Sami says you forced me to have sex with you. E.J. says she had a choice. Sami says yes, let Lucas die or let you plant the DiMera seed what the hell kind of choice was that. E.J. thinks its a choice she made willingly and memorably. He brings up the award Sami received and asks her how it feels to be loved and admired. She says its a feeling hell never experience. E.J. isnt so sure they say the love that a child has for its parents
Sami tells him to shut the hell up and never call her again. She hangs up and starts crying when she looks at a picture of Lucas and Will.
She cries she had to do it Lucas returns. Lucas asks her what is wrong. Sami thinks he is going to hate her when she tells him. Lucas understands. She doesnt want to have this baby. Its alright theyll find a way. Sami assures him that she wants to have his child more than anything. Lucas says she doesnt have to say that to please him. Shes been freaking out since she found out she was pregnant. She tries to blame it on hormones. He says no somethings eating her up inside he knows her. He wants to know what it is. He asks her to trust that their love will be strong enough to trust him. Sami tells him she does trust him. Shes upset because she thinks someone or something will ruin it for them. He asks if its because E.J. called her the other day. Sami says its not just about him. Its about things beyond their control. Lucas thinks she feels she doesnt deserve this. Thats the old Sami talking. Nothing is going to come between them this time. He promises. He pulls out the stuff he bought to celebrate. Sami thanks him for making her feel hopeful. Lucas tells her to have a little faith. He has more than enough for all of them.
Brady pub: Nick and Abby join Chelsea at her invitation. Abby wants to know what Chelsea wants from them. Chelsea wants their forgiveness. Shes sorry for all the mean things she said. She never meant to hurt them. Nick is having a hard time believing her. Abby thinks she is doing this because Dr. Shane Patton told her to be nice to others. Nick wants to know if she would be trying to change if it wasnt for this guy. Chelsea says shes not that shallow. Yeah the guy is great to look at but its more about how he thinks and what he says. The things he wrote made her want to make other people happy like he made her. Abby tells her to move on. Chelsea cant shes in love with him. Chelsea keeps talking about Shane Nick decides he has to leave. Billie arrives. Chelsea asks her to join them. Nick acts very nervous. Chelsea has exciting news for them. Nick knocks over the water glass and he and Billie almost have a meltdown. Chelsea says its just water why is everyone acting so weird.
Billie wants to know what Chelseas good news is. She pulls out her acceptance papers to Salems Us spring semester. Nick wants to know if she is doing this to impress Dr. Shane Patton. No shes doing it to better her future. She has big plans. Billie doesnt think she has enough money for tuition. Chelsea says that will be fine. Moneys not a problem. Because of her high grades shes eligible for a scholarship. With that, a student loan and a part-time job shell be fine. Billie asks if she has a job. She doesnt. Chelsea asks Nick to ask his boss if she can have a job in the lab. Nick looks flustered he says no. Chelsea drapes herself all over to try and change his mind. Chelsea thinks he agreed. Abby tells her not to count on that job. Chelsea thinks this is fabulous. She can move in to the dorm and Billie can have the place to herself to meet with her secret lover. Billie gets up to leave. Chelsea follows and tells her not to be mad. She wont mention her secret lover again. Billie denies having a lover and she doesnt appreciate Chelsea making snide remarks about her personal life in front of her friends. Billie leaves. Chelsea thinks she has something or somebody on her mind she wonders which. Abby tells Chelsea that she was making fun of her mother. Chelsea thinks the guy is married and shes ashamed. Nick hears his car alarm. He has to run. Chelsea thinks that Abby should come to school full-time. Max would let her work whenever she wants. She thinks it would be fun if they went to school together. Outside Nick apologises to Billie. She tells him she didnt do anything wrong. Nick says neither did you she has to go. Nick thinks they need to talk about that night, doesnt she?
The fugitives, Steve & Clair: Steve is on a payphone talking to Kayla. The packages will be delivered soon. Shawn wants to talk to her. Steve gives him 20 seconds. He tells Kayla to let his parents and Marlena know theyll get in touch as soon as they can. Steve hangs up the phone. Shawn wants to get some coffee. At first Steve says no but then he thinks they should get Claire some juice. Shawn says hell join them. Shawn phones Philip and gloats Shawn is such an a$$! In the van the criminals and Claire are sleeping Steve needs some good music on the radio. He finds a station playing heavy metal music at least it has a beat. The music puts Steve into a trance and he has a flashback to the shock treatments he was getting. He is yelling Shawn asks him what is wrong. Steve says they had a tailgater but the guy just passed them. Everything is cool.
Shawn says Steves name and startles him. Belle tells him to slow down hes going too fast they dont have a car seat. Steve tells her they only have 20 miles to go she should go back to sleep. Shawn asks him if hes sure hes okay. Steve says he is nothing can go wrong now. They hear police sirens. Steve says we got company. Steve tells them to hang on. Shawn says they have to pull over Steve says that hes not going back. Shawn says if you think you can outrun them youre crazy. The police tell them to pull over or theyll shoot the tires out. Belle is freaking out. Shawn is yelling. Steve is yelling Im yawning and rolling my eyes. Steve tells Shawn to take the wheel if they dont get away theyre going to fry them. Surprising how the vehicle doesnt slow down when no one has the foot on the gas. Steve challenges the cops and screams like a mad man as he throws out packages. Shawn shows his gratitude by telling Belle the guy is crazy. The police pull over. Steve tells them to go through the border crossing without stopping and then ditch the truck. Hes going to give the cops someone else to chase. He jumps out of the truck. Apparently the criminals are now in Canada ridiculous. Shawn makes more empty promises.
Salem PD Romans office: Philip bursts into Romans office demanding to know what theyre doing to find Claire. Roman assures him that they are doing everything they can. Shawn and Belle wont get out of the state. Philip says he got a call from Shawn saying they were doing just that. Philip accuses Roman of breaking the law. Roman gets righteous and says that he heard Philip didnt have any respect for the law either he heard Philip was taking Claire out of the country. Roman thinks he was taking Claire to Brussels and they would never be seen again. Philip doesnt care what Roman thinks. Roman suggests that Philip call his father to hire his own police force to find Claire. Philip says so you tell the father of a kidnapped child to look for her on his own. He asks Roman if he would be calm if his child was missing. Roman says no. Philip tells Roman he loves Claire and hes begging them to find her.
Roman asks if he thinks that just because he doesnt like his father that he would let Shawn and Belle escape. Philip thinks half the town is hoping they make it to Canada. Roman says you cant blame a mother for wanting to hold on to her child. Philip reminds him that hes a father. Roman says just because Shawn called and said they were close to the border
Philip realises that it could be a decoy. For all he knows they could be hiding out at the pub. Philip wants results. Roman shows that hes ignorant by telling Philip that if Shawn and Belle make it to Canada theres nothing that he or anyone could do. Excuse me Shawn and Belle committed a felony. Canada and the U.S. have an extradition agreement. Theres a lot that can be done and it would all result in Shawn and Belle doing hard time. Philip thinks if they made it to Canada they had an accomplice. Roman says if there was an accomplice he will be charged with aiding and abetting. Philip accuses Roman of being in on it too another dirty cop. Roman threatens Philip. Then he talks about Victor hiring someone to kidnap Claire from the diner so that could be used in court. Philip says try proving that. Roman will. Philip tells him that hes going to be pressing charges. E.J. walks in.
He apologises for interrupting. He can come back next week. Roman doesnt want him to go. Philip gets the hint. He tells Roman hell be back. E.J. denies shooting John. Roman makes it official he places E.J. under arrest and reads him rights. E.J. gives his word as a gentleman that hes never shot anyone. His solicitor is on the way in the meantime he asks Roman what possible reason he has for pressing charges. He hopes its more than the fanciful eye-witness account of Lexie Carver especially when shes apparently off on another tryst with her lover. Poor Abe blind in more ways than one. Roman asks him his reason for coming back. E.J. says to clear his name and see some dear friends like his daughter. Theyve become very close, exceedingly close. Roman brings up the stakeout. John Black is one of the finest men hes ever known and he may not come out of that coma. They exchange a few more words. E.J. lists all the things that John did to him and says he thinks John got what was coming to him. Roman grabs E.J. E.J. taunts him. Roman calls the officer in and tells him to process E.J. and put him in a cell. Philip returns. If and when Shawn and Belle get into Canada theyre going to need money. The only thing they have of value is Belles wedding ring. Hes reported it stolen so as soon as they try to pawn it Claire is as good as in his arms already.
Preview: Kate to E.J. Did you shoot John or not? E.J. Kill a man in cold blood. I couldnt do that. You know that, dont you? Sami to Lucas and Roman Tek and Lexie arent coming back. Lucas Why not? Why would you say that? Sami Because theyre dead and E.J. killed them. Connor to Bonnie (and Mimi) Give it up, Mom. Youre a Lockhart Mimi and you got a right to know. Mimi Who is it? Connor Its
Chelsea to Nick Nick, I really like you.
Thursday Jan 25
The Lockharts: Bonnie and Connor come inside. Connor is carrying a pick-axe and a shovel. Bonnie is worried that they didnt bury it deep enough. Connor thinks he hit the China wall he goes to put the tools back in the basement. Mimi comes home and notices how dirty Bonnies jacket is and the smudges on her face and asks her if she took up mud-wrestling. Bonnie says that they got water in the basement again. She and Connor took care of it. Connor joins them. Mimi wants to know what they are up to. Bonnie repeats there was water in the basement. Mimi points out that there hasnt been any rain. Bonnie and Connor both speak at the same time and they both give different answers. Bonnie keeps talking to try and cover it up. Connor tells her to forget about it, he and Mom took care of it. Mimi tells Connor to stop lying. He offers to take her down to the basement to show her. Mimi tells him if hes going to lie he needs to get better at it. Just watch their mother every time she opens her mouth. Mimi is going upstairs to bed. Bonnie is upset with Connor for offering to take Mimi down to the dry basement. He should keep his mouth shut she can take care of Mimi. Mimi returns. She shows them a fax of a police sketch of the person that stole the bones. She asks Connor if it looks like anyone he knows.
Bonnie thinks it looks like Matt Damon. Connor tells Bonnie to shut up. He tells Mimi he didnt want to do it but mom made him. Mimi wants to know what kind of freak mother would steal bones from a morgue. Bonnie still tries to deny it. Mimi asks Connor if this is really him in the sketch. Connor thinks hes going to barf. Mimi wants to know what Bonnie wanted with those bones. Connor doesnt say anything. Mimi says shell find out for herself and slams the door as she goes outside. Connor is worried Mimi is really smart. Bonnie says she isnt going to dig anything not with that new manicure. She suggests they have something to eat. Theyre having sandwiches. Connor is worried. He should have stayed at that juvie ranch he didnt know how good he had it being scared straight. Mimi comes in with the bag of bones. She tells them they have 60 seconds to give her two good reasons, one from each, why she shouldnt call the cops. Mimi wants the truth. Connor asks her to leave it alone they didnt want to get her mixed up in this. Mimi says great, Patricks already in jail and theyre on their way. Bonnie insists theyre not going to jail. Mimi says they will if she calls the cops. Bonnie tells Connor Mimis bluffing. Mimi calls the police and asks for Commander Bradys office. Connor grabs the phone from her and says he tell her. Shes a Lockhart and she has a right to know. The bones in the bag its Dad.
Mimi is shocked and feels faint. She cant believe thats her dad. Connor brought her a card from him from the ranch. Bonnie says she was asking so many questions they just wanted to make her feel good. Mimi wants to know what happened to him. What did Bonnie do to him? Mimi says she has a right to know what happened to her father and Bonnie is going to tell her. Bonnie refuses to answer on the grounds she might incriminate herself. Mimi says OMG you killed Dad you murdered him. Bonnie didnt say that. Mimi says but you arent denying it. You steal his bones from the morgue and bury them in the back yard. Connor says if she hadnt come home when she did she would never have known. Cant she just pretend
Mimi says no. She cant believe that theyre both acting like its no big deal. She asks Connor to tell her what happened. Connor doesnt know. Mom just said she wanted help hiding the bones. He didnt ask. He goes up to bed. Mimi tells Bonnie that she is taking the bones to the police in the morning. She will identify them as her fathers bones and she will tell them how she found them freshly buried in her own backyard. Bonnie says youd send me to jail. Mimi says you have until the morning to tell me the truth before I rat you out. Shes going to lock the bones up with her in her bedroom for the night.
Brady pub: Chelsea tries to persuade Abby to register full-time. Abby keeps talking about her job. Chelsea tells her that Max is totally into Mimi now. Chelsea mentions all the hot guys. Abby thought she was only into Dr. Shane Patton. Chelsea says its over with him. Shes ready to jump into the dating pool at Salem U and Abby should come with her. They banter and throw a bit of food around.
Outside the pub Nick apologises for leaving his belt behind. That was stupid and now Chelsea thinks you have a mystery lover. Nick wonders if Chelsea would be upset if she found out. Billie thinks she would be grossed out. Kids dont like to think about their parents having sex. Nick insists that hes not a kid. Billie agrees but she thinks that his first time should have been with someone closer to his age. Nick tells her it was the greatest experience of his life and hes not sorry it happened. Billie is glad the night was so special to him but it never would have happened if she hadnt been drinking. That night with him was a wake up call. Shes going back to her AA meetings. Nick fishes to find out if she told anyone about that night. Billie tells him she hasnt told anyone and she wont. Billie thinks that Nick is a good influence on Chelsea. Nick says its not him, its Dr. Patton she wants to impress. Billie can tell Nicks not a fan of this guy. Nick wishes hed go back to the swamp he crawled out of.
Billie figures out that Nick has a crush on Chelsea. She approves. She encourages him to make a move. Nick says that Dr. Patton is Chelseas type and he isnt. Billie says he is Chelseas type she just doesnt know it yet. Nick gushes about Chelseas her eyes make his heart beat a million times a minute. Billie wants to know if hes told Chelsea how he feels. Nick claims she knows she uses it to get him to do things for her. He does them because he wants to be close to her. Billie tells him not to give up on Chelsea. She thinks Chelseas likes him a lot more than shes willing to admit even to herself. They hug and she kisses him on the cheek.
Nick goes back inside. Abby leaves. Chelsea wants to know who he was talking to a hot babe. He says it was someone old enough to be her mom. He doesnt want to talk about him he asks about school. She wants to talk about a job. He says theres nothing. She keeps pushing he keeps countering. She asks him why he doesnt want her there she starts listing off possible reasons. He says no shes the most beautiful woman hes ever seen. Chelsea thanks him thats the nicest thing anyone has said to her in a long time. Nick thinks she is being nice to him because she wants something from him. Maybe before but not now. She does want a job and she doesnt understand why he wont recommend her. She gets up and leaves and he follows her outside. He wants to tell her the truth.
When hes a work thats his real world he gets respect. Chelsea understands he doesnt want her there teasing him. She is trying to change. Nick noticed that. Hell ask about a job at the hospital and recommend her if there is one. She asks if he is worried that she will embarrass him. Hes worried he may embarrass himself. She says if she works there shell make him proud of her. Hes already proud of her. Chelsea says no one ever says things like that about her. She tells that she really likes him. She always has hes the smartest man and the sweetest man shes ever known. He always stands by her. He inspires her and shes sorry for how she mistreated him. She asks him to promise her that hell always be her friend. He does. She tells him hes the best, kisses him on the cheek and leaves.
Samis apt: Roman comes over to tell them that E.J. Wells is back in Salem. He turned himself in. Sami asks if they arrested him and what did he have to say about the night that John was shot. Roman tells them that E.J. claims to have friends that can clear his name and Sami is one of those friends. Sami says he is not her friend. Lucas asks if E.J. has a lawyer. Roman says yes but he may not need one because Lexie lied they may not have enough to hold him. Lucas thinks that once Lexie and Tek return they can
Sami yells that Tek and Lexie arent coming back because theyre dead and E.J. killed them. Roman says there is no proof of that. Sami is very upset she insists that E.J. wouldnt have come back if they could prove anything. He ran Tek and Lexie off the road, killed them and got rid of the bodies. Hes coming after her next because she set him up to go to the boathouse. Hes going to kill her. Lucas tells her to calm down. He tells Roman she is a little emotional now. Sami yells that she is scared. Lucas knows that but shes also
he tells Sami to tell her Dad. Sami reluctantly tells her Dad that she is pregnant. Roman says isnt that good news. Sami says it is except for E.J. Lucas tells her to forget E.J. Lucas accuses the police of dropping the ball on this. Roman assures him that no one is going to hurt Sami or the baby. Lucas says its his job to protect Sami now and he will.
Roman tells Lucas he is right. They did promise Sami that E.J. would go to prison and hes not sure that will happen they dont have enough evidence. Lucas tells Roman to tell E.J. if he comes near his family hell kill him. Roman tells Sami that she and the baby will be okay. Hed like to know when he can start spreading the word about the baby. Sami says they dont want to tell anyone else just yet, its too early. Roman leaves and Billie shows up. She saw Roman is everything okay. Lucass cell rings its Victor. He heads to the bedroom to take the call. Sami tells Billie that E.J. is back in town and it looks like the police dont have enough evidence to hold him. She has to go see him while there are still bars between them. Billie tries to talk Sami out of it E.J. is dangerous. Lucas will never let her go. Sami says that is why Billie is going to help her. Billie will never forgive herself if E.J. hurt her. Sami says he cant hurt her because hell be in a cell. Billie makes her swear on a phone book that shell be super careful. Sami swears on the names of everyone that lives in Salem. Lucas comes out. Lucas says Victor wants to see him hell probably be gone all day. Sami says shell practice cooking shell be fine. Billie leaves. Lucas feels weird about leaving her alone. Sami insists shell be fine. Lucas tells Sami Victor is on the warpath about Shawn and Belle. Hell tell Victor that he believes Claire belongs with her biological parents. Sami doesnt think biology matters. Claire belongs with Belle because shes her mother in every way that counts geez just like Philip is Claires father in every way that counts. Sami doesnt want to talk anymore. They start kissing.
Salem PD: Kate is there to see E.J. Hes in handcuffs and his leg is cuffed to a desk leg. E.J. asks Kate how shes been. She slaps him. She tells him hes lucky she didnt have a gun. She mentions that their business assets are frozen and she cant get into her bank accounts all because he had to flee the country. E.J. wasnt going to stand around and wait to be arrested. She says John could be in a coma for the rest of his life. E.J. thinks they all have their crosses to bear. This is all about the Salem P.D. setting him up because he threatened to expose their corruption. Kate tells him to shut up did he shoot John or not? He denies it. She knows him better than anyone else so he needs her to believe him. She doesnt believe that he could kill a man in cold blood, does she? Kate asks if she is supposed to believe him just because he says so. E.J. thinks this is because of his DiMera name. She asks if he has reliable witnesses. He does. She wonders how much he paid them. E.J. says he has a team of lawyers working around the clock so get Mythic open and operational again. Kate asks if he expects her to keep working with him. He expects her to keep sleeping with him she has to admit they work well together. Kate says thats not the point. She cared about John hes a friend of hers. E.J. says he is her business partner and her part time lover shes never had it this good. But she has to be willing to commit its her move.
Kate asks again why did he flee to Mexico. E.J. says its because the police department was out to get them. They even used the police commanders own daughter to try
Kate stops him and wants to talk about Sami. She has a theory about the night E.J. allegedly shot John and that Sami allegedly saved Lucas life. All of Salem has been talking about it. E.J. says good for Samantha. Kate gives E.J. the details how Lucas ended up being pinned under a beam and Sami lifted this extremely heavy beam as if it was light as a feather. E.J. thinks its a testament to the power of love. Kate thinks Sami had help rescuing Lucas does this sound familiar to him. She thinks E.J. helped Sami rescue Lucas. E.J. claims he was halfway to Mexico. Kate thinks he needed help to get through the police road blocks. E.J. tells Kate she has a wonderful imagination in bed but he thinks she can fantasy books. Kate still thinks that Sami and E.J. helped each other. E.J. tells her that as uncomfortable as it might be for her Sami is going to be her daughter-in-law. Kate says there is no way that Sami lifted that beam by herself E.J. helped her. E.J. denies it but he can see she doesnt believe him. Hell have his lawyers draw up dissolution papers. He can run Mythic on his own. She has until the morning to make up her mind. He calls for the officer to tell him theyre done. E.J tells Kate hes going to miss her and then he kisses her.
Preview: Victor to Lucas I want you to find Claire and bring her home. Lucas Sorry boss but I cant do that. Belle to Shawn We left everything behind. Shawn So what do you think, we made a mistake? Chelsea to Nick My Mom had her boyfriend over and I wanted to know if you had any idea who it was. E.J. to Sami The reason you didnt put up a fight is because you wanted it just as much as I did.
Monday Jan 29
Toronto Safe House/Pub Part I
LOL...this isnt the Toronto I know...
Shawn calls the pub and Chelsea answers. She asks him how they are and offers to go and find his dad for him. Shawn tells her hell call back in 90 minutes and thanks her.
Belle adds another name to the list of people shes not sure they can trust: Chelsea. Shawn reassures her. While Claire (or the tiny inanimate doll currently posing as Claire) sleeps on a cot Belle comes on to Shawn when he suggests they take a nap. She wants to share the bed. He wants to sleep on the floor.
Belle tells Shawn that she feels bad. He tells her that none of this is her fault and thinks about the stupid mistakes he made with E.J. and Willow. Belle says its all in the past. Shawn wants to take care of Claire and her...suggests they get some rest. Belle wants to know what will happen if they dont make it or Victor and Philip find them. Shawn insists that they will stay one step ahead and not get caught...hell take care of his family and find a place for them to stay.
Merle shakes Shawn awake. He has good news...a Turkish freighter is leaving for the East Coast of Africa in 24 hrs and they wont need a passport because he has a friend who can get them on as stowaways. Belle is worried that Claire doesnt have her shots yet. Shawn assures her that they will take care of Claire. Merle promises that they will be in good hands. Belle finally agrees. Merle tells them it will cost $5000.00. She offers to sell her ring and convinces Shawn to let her do it without him. She puts on a hat and sunglasses and follows Merle out.
Belle comes back unsuccessful. She thinks that no one would buy her ring because Philip probably reported it stolen. Shawn decides to call his dad.
Salem Police Department
Max and Mimi stop in to see Roman. He tells them that they had to release E.J. because with Lexie and Tek missing there are no witnesses. Mimi tells him, in a very quiet voice, that they wont keep him long...just thought he should know about this. She gives him the bag of bones. Roman asks her where she found them. Mimi admits that they were in the backyard and she doesnt know for sure, but guesses her mom and Conner had something to do with it. He asks if she asked them about it. She did but just got lame answers. Roman wants to question them but Mimi thinks its a waste of his time. She asks him to hold off and allow her to do something first...get a DNA test on the bones.
Max chimes in and says that with the lab being backlogged, they thought they could ask Nick to do the test. Both Mimi and Max plead with Roman and say that they wont tell anyone about it. Roman reminds them that even if they get the results, they would still need a match for a positive I.D. Mimi is worried about Conner...thinks her mom pushed him into something but assures Roman that he is really a good kid. Roman gives them one week and then he is going to need answers from Bonnie. A constable interrupts him and he leaves for a moment. Max pulls Mimi into a comforting hug.
The constable shows Roman a fax from the Michigan State Police. They traced the delivery truck carrying Shawn and Belle across the border. It was stolen in Salem.
Steve and Kaylas Hotel Room
Steve comes back wearing a bandana over his forehead. Kayla tells him how worried she was about him. She pulls off the bandana, sees his bruises, and is suspicious when he gives a glib answer. Steve tells her the truth about the state troopers chasing them, etc. He insists that the trip was a success and Shawn and Belle are safe. Bo arrives and Steve fills him in...says there were a few false calls but nothing he couldnt handle. Bo talks about how worried he is about Shawn and Belle. Steve mentions the ground rules he set up...Shawn and Belle cant call them on their cell phones, etc. He also warns that all of them have to play dumb as to their whereabouts and cant look for them.
Chelsea and Nick arrive. Chelsea tells her dad that Hope told her where to find him and its very important. She explains about Shawn calling the pub and wanting to talk to Bo. They rush out.
Pub Part II
Bo is impatient for Shawn to call him. Chelsea says she admires Shawn for what he is doing. Steve suggests they lock the door just as Roman arrives and asks if he is interrupting something. Bo mumbles that they were just talking about how worried they are about Shawn and Belle. In a sardonic voice, Roman says that he has good news... they were spotted in Toronto and the Canadian authorities are scouring the city as we speak. Chelsea put her foot in her mouth and wants to know why he cant just leave them alone. Nick pulls her away. Roman tells the others that he has to pursue this. A nervous Bo agrees that he has to do his job. He tries to get Roman to leave but Roman digs his heels in. He tells them nonchalantly about the stolen delivery truck case that just fell into his lap
Nick tries to comfort Chelsea. (I actually liked those two together today)
Roman tells them all about the van being found across the border...the high speed chase... a Michigan State Trooper reporting seeing a drugged out wild man, wanted by the Michigan State Police on about 26 charges. Roman asks Steve if he is that man. Steve lies and says he was home alone all night...Kayla was at Marlenas. Kayla confirms it. Roman asks about his bruises and tells Kayla that he checked her cell phone records and there were calls from Michigan. She tells a skeptical Roman that they were wrong numbers. Bo comes to her defense. Steve tells Roman to take him in. Roman just wants the truth. Steve basically tells him what happened. Roman asks him again and he recants and goes back to his first answer.
The payphone starts to ring and everyone looks at it in shock. No one answers. Roman wonders who it is...lol... Nick comes to the rescue and tells him he lost his cell phone and its probably his boss. With Bos blessing, he answers the phone and subtly lets Shawn know that they arent alone.
Roman tells Bo that unofficially he is pulling for Shawn and Belle but reminds Bo that he has a job to protect. Hes going to tell the Michigan State Police that he investigated but found nothing, but if he gets a hint of another incident involving any of them, hell have to do it by the book. He asks all of them not to put him in that position and leaves.
Bo takes the phone. Shawn asks how Hope and the baby are. Bo tells him that they are all very worried about Shawn, Belle, and Claire. Shawn says they are fine and at a safe house in Toronto. He talks about catching a boat out of there but needs $5000.00. Bo tells him not to worry; he will get it to him. He tells Shawn to call back and that he loves him.
Kayla offers to go to the bank across the street and get the money for Shawn. Nick reminds them that a wire transfer can be traced. Steve offers to go. Chelsea smiles and says she will deliver the money.
Toronto Safe House Part II
Shawn tells Belle that his dad is going to get them the money. Belle thinks that things are finally starting to go their way. A patrolman is looking around outside.
Max comments on how Mimi isnt really eating. A depressed Mimi tells him that she doesnt really have an appetite. Shes sorry that shes wasting such a nice meal. Max tells her he just thought she needed a break...doesnt think it was easy for her to go to Roman but she did the right thing and told the truth even while protecting her mom and Conner. Mimi is still worried about Conner. She has a sick feeling that pretty soon she will be the only one in the family who isnt locked up. Max is sorry he wasnt there for her last night. Mimi tells him the one thing she couldnt bring herself to tell Roman... Conner said the bones are her dads.
Max is shocked...thought her dad was still alive. Mimi says she did too. She thought he had just left them to get a job and never came back. She thought such terrible things about him but he was dead the whole time. She thinks its pretty obvious that either her mom or two brothers had a part in killing him. Max suggests she call Patrick and ask. Mimi needs proof and then wants to make sure her mom pays for killing him. She doesnt think anyone deserves to die like that. Max pulls her to him and comforts her.
He kisses her hand and tells her it will be okay...they will deal with it...he will be with her every step of the way. Mimi always knew her family was crazy. Max holds her hand and smiles as he tells her that they have one thing going for them. She asks him what. He says: You. They are lucky to have you and so am I. She thinks he deserves better than her and that she is just like her family. She apologizes for always dumping stuff on him. Max promises to be there for her no matter what she needs. Mimi is overcome. No one has ever hung in there for her like that. Max tells her to get used to it.
Kayla tells Steve that they need help and cant do it alone.
Hope tells Bo that Shawn and Belles future rests in Chelseas hands.
Philip tells a shocked Max that he will find Shawn and Belle and when he does it wont be pretty.
Chelsea wants to know what they will do if Philip knows about them. Max tells her they will outsmart him.
Tuesday Jan 30
Outside Chez Rouge Part 1
Abby sits on a bench reading a magazine. She decides to call her mom for some advice about the rest of her life (one-way conversation). We hear Abby telling Jennifer that this is something she really wants to do and that its time for her to move on from being a kid and being treated like one. She just has one more person to tell.
Max walks in and puts his stuff in his locker. He turns around in surprise when Philip says hello. Max is angry and threatens Philip for what he did to Mimi. Philip tells him that he didnt come to fight. Max yells that he could have killed Mimi. Philip smiles and says he knew Max would come back for her and just did what he had to do. Max grabs him and gets in his face. Philip gets a crazed look and reminds him that he is a marine and has been trained to kill with his bare hands. Max tells him to get the hell out of his garage. Philip wont go until Max helps him find his daughter.
Max cant believe Philip actually thought he would help him. Philip reviews Max and Mimis crimes where helping Shawn and Belles escape are concerned. Max rags on Philips dad and his money and refuses to help. Philip offers him money to get back into racing. Max gets irate at the idea that Philip would think he could bribe him to turn on his own family. Philip keeps up the pressure and reaches into Maxs locker for his cell phone. Max takes it and pretends to call Shawn...makes a joke out of it. He closes the cell phone and tells Philip that he would rather change the oil in a thousand jalopies than ever drive again or take his money.
Philip loses it big time (post-traumatic stress). He slams Max up against the locker and seethes as he asks Max if he has any idea what he has to live through every day...one of his legs is gone...he has a face he doesnt even recognize in the mirror...he wears the blood on his uniform of good men who have been blown to bits. All he has left in his life is Claire. Max tells him that he respects his sacrifices but that he himself spent his childhood living out of cardboard boxes and no one sees him making life miserable for everyone when he doesnt get his own way. He doesnt think Philip is entitled to treat people like something he scraped off the bottom of his shoe. He tells him that he has become a bastard. In an eerie voice, Philip says that he will find Shawn and Belle and when he does, it wont be pretty. A shocked Max watches him leave.
Max is working under a car, his boots hanging out and tapping to the loud music. Abby comes in and smiles. She pulls on his boot and he slides out pretty nervously. He explains that the morning was full of unexpected visitors but that he is glad she came...the computer is doing the blue screen with a fatal error message again. Abby gets up the nerve to tell him she is quitting. Max is shocked and tells her she cant just quit...asks if she found another job. She explains that shes going to school full time with Chelsea and just needs a change. Max is perturbed and asks if she needs a change from him. He knows he hasnt been around much and wonders if she is still upset that he and Mimi are together. Abby smiles and says shes cool with it. He hopes they are still friends but wants to know what is really bothering her.
Abby explains that she does like Mimi and thinks that Mimi cares about Max. She knows Max owes Mimi big time for helping at the garage. Max tells her he also cares about Mimi. Abby is happy for him but doesnt want to be a third wheel...she was the one he used to rely on. He argues that Abby took care of the office and customers. Shes just going to focus on school and see where that goes and he can focus on Mimi and see where that goes too. Max hugs her and tells her he will miss her. He hopes she finds a guy who appreciates how awesome she is. Abby tells him she already has. He wants to know who it is but she says she might let him know someday. Abby leaves to take a shift for Maggie.
The Pub Part I
Chelsea makes her argument for taking the money to Shawn and Belle. She figures that no one will watch her because of her reputation of being the black sheep of the family. Shes the last person anyone expects to help anyone. Bo says no. Steve and Kayla chime in their thanks to her but... Chelsea just wants to make up for everything shes done. Kayla warns her that she doesnt want to get on the wrong side of Victor.
Chelsea thinks that no one trusts her and reminds them of all her crimes, but Bo tells her that they still love her and want to protect her. Nick comes to her rescue and tries to convince them to let her do this. Kayla thinks it might work. Bo finally gives in but tells her that she cant go alone. Nick offers to go with her. Bo likes that idea. Chelsea finally smiles and agrees. Bo pulls her aside and tells her he is proud of her. She tells him how sorry she is for everything she has done...just wants to make things right.
Hope and Maggie are sitting at a table. Maggie is looking at a picture of doodlebug and thinks she is adorable. Hope thinks doodlebug is definitely Bos baby. They talk about how worried Hope is about Shawn, Belle, and Claire. Hope wonders why they havent called. Willow comes up to the table and sits down uninvited. She wants to talk to Hope. Hope tells her that they have nothing to say to each other. Willow treats Maggie like dirt and orders her to go see if her paycheck is ready. Hope comments on all the money Victor gave Willow for lying about Shawn and making Shawn and Belle lose custody.
Willow tells Hope that she is pregnant with Shawns baby. Hope doesnt believe her. The younger girl gives her a note from her OBGYN and taunts Hope with it. She suggests that Hope call the hospital to confirm...wants to know where Shawn is. Hope insists that she doesnt know and wouldnt tell her even if she did know. Willow threatens to go to court and have Shawn named the official father. Hope wonders why she cant just leave them alone. Willow pouts that the Bradys are the only family she and her baby have and she thought Hope might want to help...accuses Hope of not having a heart...wonders if Bo will think differently about becoming a grandfather. Hope gets angry and warns Willow not to throw her family in her face...says that even if she was paralyzed, she would crawl to hell and back for them. It goes downhill from there. Hope leaves. Maggie returns and tells Willow it will be at least twenty more minutes until the paychecks arrive. Willow isnt in any hurry to leave.
Nick comes running in and tells Maggie that he will be gone for a few days. Between his verbal fumbling and Maggies, Willowwho just happens to be eavesdroppingfigures out where he is going and why. She comes up and Maggie hands over her paycheck. Willow leaves.
Outside, Willow calls Philip and with a smile on her face tells him she has some information for him. He arrives and she explains about overhearing Nicks conversation with Maggie. All she wants in return is to go with him to Toronto to see Shawns face when Claire is taken away from him. Philip agrees. Abby overhears them. Philip calls her name but she doesnt recognize him. Willow flashes a phony smile at her while Philip explains about his face surgery. Abby cuts things short and goes to do her shift. Willow wonders if Abby overheard them. Philip doesnt think so.
Abby tells Maggie what happened. She leaves to try and warn Nick and Chelsea. Maggie tries to call Steve and Kayla.
The Pub Part II
Hope arrives with doodlebug and tells Bo about Willows claim that she is pregnant with Shawns baby. She tells Bo she doesnt believe it and rags on Willow. Bo tells Hope that Shawn called and they are all okay but need money. He shocks her when he says that Chelsea is going to deliver the money to Shawn and Belle in Canada. Hope cant believe he would trust the girl who almost drove them apart. Bo tries to explain that Chelsea wants to make things right, knows that she cant bring Zack back, but she is the best choice to fly under the radar without being caught.
Hope is holding doodlebug and her bottle. Bo takes doodlebug in his arms. They talk about how family is so important to them.
Steve and Kaylas Hotel Room
Kayla tells Steve that she withdrew more than $5000.00 for Shawn and Belle. They talk about Steves behavior in Michigan and how worried she is about him. He admits that he had another attack but claims that he handled it and got the kids safely into Canada. Kayla wants him to call Marlena for an appointment...possibly hypnosis. Steve is surprised she told Marlena about him. The phone rings (Maggie). Kayla insists that they let it go to voicemail. Steve is sure the DiMeras, and E.J. especially, is behind his problems. Kayla cant believe Benjy would be a part of it. Steve wants to talk to him before he sees Marlena.
Nick and Chelsea meet up outside the hotel room and she thanks him sweetly for helping and sticking up for her. Steve lets them in and hands over the money. He gives them some advice for laying low at the airport and they all hug. Nick and Chelsea leave and are stopped by a breathless Abby who tells them about Willow. Chelsea worries how they will get around Philip now. Nick says they will have to outsmart him.
Chelsea tells Nick that she hopes he knows what he is doing.
Lucas tells a surprised Sami that he is going to be working for E.J.
E.J. and Kate are having drinks together. Hes happy about having Lucas closer to him because that means he will be closer to Samantha. He gives a toast to: the perfect planSamantha and him.
The police rap on the door of the safe house and yell that they know someone is in there. Shawn and Belle stay quiet.
Wednesday Jan 31
Nick/Chelsea/Philip/Willow: Nick wants to know if Shawn gave a location where to meet him. Yeah in a back alley somewhere in Toronto. Chelsea thinks Nick is smart, Nick thinks Chelsea is plucky. Chelsea hopes that Abby was wrong about Willow overhearing him talking to his Aunt Maggie because Willow would tell Philip. Nick notices they are being followed by someone driving a very expensive car. Willow tells Philip that they make a good team. Philip gives her a reality check. Shes a whore. He doesnt take anything from anyone theyre nothing alike. Chelsea urges Nick to do something. How are they going to lose them? Nick says they arent. Hes going to his Aunt Maggies to pick up something. Willow tells Philip this isnt the way to the airport. She figures out that theyre on the street where her ex-boss lives, Maggie Horton. Nick lives there. Chelsea notices that Philip pulled over and stopped when Nick pulled into the driveway. Nick tells her to lock the doors hell just be a second. The door opens its Philip. He asks Chelsea if she is going somewhere.
Chelsea tells him to get out right now. Philip isnt too worried. Is Clarke Kent Jr going to hit him with a slide rule? Chelsea lets him know they know he was following them. Philip asks her to tell him where theyre going and he wont follow them anymore. Chelsea lies and says they are going on a date to the movies. Philip asks her why she needs a suitcase to go to the movies. Theyre going to Toronto to take something to Shawn and Belle he starts opening her suitcase to find out what. Nick returns and orders Philip to get out of his care. Philip says or what? He tells Nick to relax and enjoy his date at the movies hes going to be right behind them. Philip leaves. Chelsea is scared. Nick tells her not to worry hes got some tricks up his sleeve. Willow doesnt understand why Philip told them they were following them. Philip says no one else drives this type of vehicle they already knew it was him. Willow thinks he scared them off. They wont go and hell lose his chance of finding Claire. Philip says not a chance Shawn and Belle need what theyre taking them. Theyll make the trip. Chelsea freaks when she sees Philip is still following them. Thats exactly what Nick wants. When they get to the airport he needs her to distract Philip. Chelsea wants to know what hell be doing when she is distracting Philip. He pulls out the knife. Chelsea asks him what hes going to do with it. He tells her shell see.
Nick and Chelsea make it to the airport. Chelsea hopes that Philip only followed them to the airport to scare them. He didnt. Philip and Willow are there. Nick tells Chelsea now would be a good time to distract Philip. Chelsea hopes he knows what he is doing. Nick does too. Willow is thrilled that they are flying first class. Chelsea approaches Philip she wants to talk to him alone. Chelsea tells Philip that she doesnt want Nick to get hurt Philip doesnt buy it. She doesnt want to mess with him she wants to tell him where Shawn and Belle are hiding. Philip asks her where are they. Chelsea yells theyre in Canada she then proceeds to insult Philip and then walk away. Nick and Chelsea go through security. Nick congratulates Chelsea on the beautiful performance. After they clear security Nick tells Chelsea to just watch. Willow and Philip go through security and the guard doing the scanning tells Philip to hold it. They open Philips bag and pull out the knife all the security personnel point guns at Philip. Nick and Chelsea celebrate the fact that they are now criminals they are so proud! Philip tells Willow to follow them.
Abandoned warehouse: Loud music and the sound of someone partying wakes up Claire. Belle whines about it. Shawn decides to play hero. Shawn asks them to keep it down and shuts off the CD player. His daughter is trying to sleep. The guys tell him he is rude and turn the music back on. Shawn smashes their CD player. They want to know who is going to pay for it. Shawn orders them out of the back alley because after all hes a big man they have to listen to him. The big man skulks behind some garbage cans when a policeman enters the alley. The policeman tries the door to the warehouse but its locked. He leaves. Shawn knocks on the door and asks the two guys he was just yelling at to let him. Theyre nice enough to do that so Shawn repays them by ordering them to party some place else. Belle tries to comfort Claire Claire tries to get away from her. Shawn tells Belle there was a cop outside if he comes back theyll have to leave this place sooner than they planned.
Shawn thinks Claire needs sleep. Belle says shes teething. Shawn offers to go to a pharmacy. Belle orders him not to go. What would Claire do without him what would she do? Shawn assures Belle he wont get arrested. He wont be long. Hes down to pennies does Belle have any money. She only has a few dollars his dad better get there with the money. Shawn says he will. Claire cries. Someone tells Belle to get the baby to shut up. Get the brat out they have to sleep. Belle stomps outside without bundling up Claire. Shawn wants to know what shes doing out there its freezing. She refuses to go back in until Claire falls asleep. Shawn gives her the stuff to put on Claires gums. They go back in. The cop returns. Inside Belle worries that Bo might send Steve. Shawn says hell send someone low profile. He makes his standard empty promises ending with Philip is never going to find them. The cop knocks on the door and yells that he know someone is inside. The cop pulls out his phone. Belle thinks theyre gone. Shawn makes more empty promises and suggests they get some rest.
Chez Rouge: Sami, Lucas and Kate are having dinner. Kate cant believe Victor fired Lucas. She thinks Philip and Victor have gone too far they forced (LMAO) Shawn and Belle to kidnap their own daughter. Sami worries that someone could end up getting hurt. Lucas suggests that Kate talk to Victor. Kate says it wont help. Lucas is stressed about being out of work. Kate doesnt understand why hes so worried. He has savings, doesnt he? With his expertise he wont have any problem finding a job. Lucas asks if he can come and work for her. Kate tells him that she is partners with E.J. she still has to report to him. E.J. decides to join them and sits at their table.
Lucas asks Kate if she is still involved with the skuzzball. EJ reminds Lucas that he and Kate are equal partners. EJ tells Sami she looks stunning. Sami looks very uncomfortable. Lucas cant believe that Kate is working with a crook. EJ shows Lucas the headlines of the newspaper he has been cleared. Lucas spouts off about it being a miscarriage of justice. EJ tells Lucas that he is not a killer and a crook and the DA obviously agrees. Lucas says that is because the eyewitness disappeared. EJ thinks that Lexie and Teks stories contradict one another. Hes just going to concentrate on Mythic. Kate mentions that Lucas was just asking about a job. Lucas wont work for the skuzzball.
Lucas tells Sami they should leave. EJ doesnt want them to leave on his account. Hell leave he asks Lucas to reconsider it would be a real coup for Mythic to get a salesman of his calibre. Lucas continues to insult him and turns down the job offer. EJ leaves. Kate cant believe that Lucas is letting his ego get in the way of turning down a good job. This is business. They hash out the accusations and the lack of evidence. Kate thinks that EJ will offer Lucas a fair package. Hell insure himself of a secure and comfortable future for himself and Sami. Lucas asks what Sami thinks about it. Sami wants him to do what he thinks is best. Shes behind him 100%. Lucas will talk to EJ but hes going to warn him to stay away Sami or else.
EJ is pleased that Lucas took the job. Lucas wants EJ to stay away from Sami and hes not comfortable with EJ living across the hall so he wants him to move. EJ asks if there is anything else. Lucas wants EJ to know he doesnt trust him. EJ likes that its smart in business to not trust anyone. EJ assures him that hes accepted that Samantha is not interested in him. He comments that Lucas and Sami must be planning their wedding any plans for more children in the near future? At Kate and Samis table Kate comments that Lucas is so worried about finding a job after only one day. Sami says they want to keep their savings as savings Lucas wants the security of a steady paycheque. Kate mentions that she met with a producer and he couldnt stop talking about Sami. He wants to tell her story. Sami says on TV?
Kate tells Sami what the program is about its human interest reality programming. Sami is kind of leery Kate hasnt liked the attention that was given to her. Kate says she has treated her less than kindly but she did save her sons life and she is grateful for that. She hopes that speaking to the producer will make up for some of the things she has done in the past. Lucas tells EJ that he and Sami are not planning to have any more kids hes curious about why he asked. EJ is just making friendly conversation. Lucas doesnt want them to be friends. EJ pulls out a contract and tells Lucas to sign it and hell move out of his apartment and hell avoid Sami. Lucas agrees. EJ tells him he wont regret. Lucas has a feeling he will. He gets up and tells EJ hell see him tomorrow and walks away. EJ says and tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrow. Lucas goes back to Kate and Sami and tells him that he said yes. EJ gave in to every demand that Lucas made he lists them all including that EJ has to move. Sami is happy. She suggests they leave. Kate is going to stay and have a drink. Sami tells Lucas that Kate met a producer that wants to do a TV show about the night she saved her life. Lucas thinks Sami will be a star. Hes so proud. Sami and Lucas leave Lucas goes to get their coats. Sami and EJ have a stare down Sami walks away. Kate joins EJ and asks him what he is up to. EJ says hes a changed man he has amends to make. Kate hopes hes not up to his old tricks. She walks away. EJ picks up his wine and says the closer Lucas is to me the closer I am to Samantha. So heres to the perfect pair, Samantha and me.
Preview: Chelsea to Nick I will tell you the name of one guy that I slept with if you give me the name of your one and only. Shawn to Belle I can take care of you and Claire. Belle I know you can. Philip to Victor I dont trust Willow but I want to keep her in my sight until I find Claire and then I never want to see her again.