Kate visits Sami in her office and tells her that they have to get used to bending the rules. She gives Sami the night off. Sami’s baffled and her boss tells her it’s okay to spend her time looking at screensavers of her kids. Meanwhile, Will returns to the loft where Rafe is making a stir fry, including one without carrots for Will. He tells Will that Sami’s late nights will only be temporary, “I hope not. It’s so much better when she’s out of the house,” Will says. Rafe tells him to stop pouting. Will doesn’t want Sami to ruin Rafe’s life like she has with every other guy she’s been with. Rafe claims that things are all good. Sami shows up. Smooches. Will looks nauseous. The small talk begins. Will escapes. Sami doesn’t understand what’s going on so she relates an irrelevant story about how much Will likes the pink play money in Monopoly. They eat and she kisses him. He points out that she’s been overly affectionate lately. She claims that since she nearly lost Johnny, she’s realized how much she loves him. Sami talks about how much she likes her new job and how everything will work out. After he does the dishes, she leaps on top of him and he carries her into the bedroom. Read the rest of this entry »
At the spa, Quinn is teaching Mel and Gabi how to kick. When Chad walks in and drops his keys, Mel accidentally kicks him in the face. Once they wake him up, the apologies and flirting flow. He explains that he and Abby broke up. Gabi is gobsmacked. When Quinn takes her away for a second, Mel and Chad continue to flirt and insist they are just friends. Gabi returns and the three of them head to the pub. The girls are left alone for a minute and Gabi asks Mel if she thinks Abby would mind if she asked Chad out. Mel puffs out her cheeks. Quinn and Chad join them. Mel gets uncomfortable as Gabi flirts with Chad and Chad gets uncomfortable as Quinn flirts with Mel. Read the rest of this entry »
Austin and Rafe tease Carrie as she fusses over the plants in her new office. She sends Rafe away and then hugs her husband. He makes some snarky remarks about her new business. This ruffles her feathers so he assures her she has his support. They get lovey-dovey. Rafe and Tilley walk in. “I’m desperate!” bellows the animal print wearing woman. The love of her life has gone missing and he has an eye for the ladies. “I guess I love him more than I hate his bad habits,” she says, asking them to pick him up and bring her ‘snugglebunny’ home. Finally, she explains that she’s looking for her cat and gives them some pictures and five bucks. After she leaves, they chuckle and go out to search for the cat. Rafe finds him under the clam delivery truck. The cat escapes. As they return to the office, they worry about what this will do to their reputation. Tilley calls and thanks her and ‘Ruff’ for sending her cat home. He showed up on her doorstep. Carrie and Rafe bump knuckles. Read the rest of this entry »
Brady and Madison are at the mansion flirting. She’s trying to work and complains about having to hire a replacement for Sami. When she says she’s going to push back the release of the men’s line, he forbids it because it would mess up all the cross promotions. They bicker and she refuses to bow to him. She accuses him of being extra hard on her because they are dating but he insists he’s just being fair. “Maybe we shouldn’t be sleeping together,” she suggests before backing down. They decide to try to make things work by compromise and plan things out. He starts to worry that Sami might betray them but then dismisses that, confident she would never do anything so stupid. They make out. Read the rest of this entry »
Jack takes Jenn to the pub. He explains that it’s closed for a private party… for them. He shows her in and points to a table covered with cookies and decorations. He explains they are part of their date. They’re going to decorate them and give them to children in the hospital for Halloween. She’s surprised he would come up with this. “You’re meeting a brand new guy,” he says. He doesn’t want a ‘do-over’ he wants a ‘do-better’. Jack confesses that the ‘cookie date’ is about more than just a date. As they decorate, he tells her about a little boy he met in Afghanistan. He met a lot of kids with no family or future. Seeing how upset he is, she suggests he write it down. Although he’ll never forget what he saw, he could never turn it into a story. They rehash how he nearly cost Abby her life once. After they deliver the cookies to the kids, she talks about how great it was. All of this reminded her of her grandpa. Read the rest of this entry »
At Casa DiMera, Taylor demands the truth from EJ. “You can’t be serious?” he answers before ranting. She still wants to know if what he’s being accused of is true. EJ starts barking that he had nothing to do with her mom’s demise. She demands to know if he brought the creature to town. He claims he isn’t lying to her and never would. Sami insists that he is. Hope backs her up and says EJ is guilty of murder among other things. Eventually, Taylor realizes EJ has been lying. She blows up and tells him that he’s disgusting and she’s not the idiot he thinks she is. She thought he had a heart but the only person he loves is himself. Rafe starts ranting about how EJ is worse than his father. Johnny comes down and listens in. Eventually, he interrupts. Rafe and Sami pick him up and he starts interrogating his father, demanding to know why Rafe said he was evil. Taylor runs out. Johnny spots RoboRafe so the cops lead him out. EJ promises his son he will explain everything in the morning. Johnny runs upstairs. Elvis wants to go after him but his father stops him. “My son effectively took our family down tonight,” Stefano says. He blames him for ruining the entire operation with all of his restrictions and screwing things up. “You did this you stupid fool!” he rants. He’s disgusted and walks out. Turning around, EJ tries to stop Sami and Rafe from taking his son. “Take me home Rafe,” Johnny says, telling his father he’s a bad man. Sami smirks at Elvis. “How’s it feel?” she asks as she slams the door. He sits on the floor with a picture of his son and cries. Read the rest of this entry »
The New One Is Boring.
At the hospital, Carly thanks Daniel for his bowl of soup. She’s disturbed when he explains that he’s going away for the weekend. With some prodding, he admits Jennifer is going with him. He reminds her that she pushed them together and offers to play matchmaker for her. Carly doesn’t like that idea. As he walks off, she mumbles about how she could be happy with him. Maxine wanders by and tells Carly she should go home if she’s still sick. She bustles off and Carly swipes the keys to the medicine room. Sneaking in, she tries to battle off thoughts of Dannifer by filling her purse with pills. She goes back to her room, cracks open a bunch of pills and starts snorting them. Read the rest of this entry »
Dealing With Disaster.
On the pier, Viv tells Gus how delightful is was to stick it to Carly. They start plotting to break into Casa DiMera. He tells her Kate will be out for a facial. “Isn’t that like sweeping the beach?” Viv snipes. Later, Philip and Chloe wander down to the pier and she tells him how nice he is. Viv returns looking for her scarf and starts sniping at Chloe. “Dealing with her is like dealing with disaster,” she snipes. He threatens to throw her into the water. Viv continues trashing Chloe. He starts strangling her with her scarf and then stops and pats her on the back. “When you come to the waterfront, you run into the scum of the earth,” he says as he leads Chloe away. They go to the pub and she worries about Parker. Philip’s more worried about her and encourages her to go back to singing. A random guitar player walks in and asks her to sing. She doesn’t think she can do it. After some goading, she goes up and butchers a classic negro spiritual. Read the rest of this entry »
At the Safe loft, Sami cries when Rafe announces they should get married tonight. She hopes this is a plan to solve all of her problems. That’s part of it, but a big part of it is that he loves her. He warns her that Bo said he might have to arrest her. She huffs and puffs so he tries to calm her down and claims the evidence against her isn’t good enough. Sami is sure it would take a miracle to get her out of this and she doesn’t deserve one. She’s exhausted with all the damage control everyone has to do but he won’t let her go through this alone. Rafe loves her because she makes his life less boring and asks her to marry him again. “Marrying you is the wedding of my dreams,” she coos. She doesn’t know how she could have gotten so lucky. Sobbing, she sends him off to get things ready so they can have a wonderful night. She wakes up the children and announces that she’s getting married tonight. Johnny’s happy but Will is concerned and assumes there is more going on. His mom’s not explaining. Meanwhile, Rafe heads to the pub and asks Gabi to be his best man or person. Considering Ari is barely cold and he’s marrying Sami, she’s not exactly in a wedding mood and doesn’t want to go. He says it would mean the world if she was there. Later, Caroline drops by Sami’s with something borrowed and something blue. They head down to the park with the kids for a candle and fairy light wedding. Read the rest of this entry »
Nicole wakes up in her hovel and sees Rafe sitting at the table. She guesses the snugglefest is over and asks what’s up. He holds up the CD. She leaps onto him. They wrestle and she rants at him for his lies and deceptive cuddles. Rafe explains that he hunted down her mom and orders her to tell him everything she knows. She refuses. He offers to do what he can to keep her out of prison. She claims this is about more than prison. Sobbing, she relates how terrified she is of EJ and begs him for protection. EJ calls to make sure that she isn’t going off the deep end. She says she has five million and will be fine. After she hangs up, she turns to Rafe. “Let’s make a deal,” she says. He offers her immunity and then sets up his recorder so she can explain everything. She explains what led up to the recording she made and then he turns the CD on. He listens to EJ and Stefano’s conversation. It stalls half way through. Rafe fiddles around and gets it going again. He hears the whole thing and smiles. “That’s all I need,” he says. He did all of this for Sami. Read the rest of this entry »