Days of Our Lives Update Thursday 2/10/05
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John is tossing and turning in bed. He flashes back to Kate lying in bed with him and her promising to help him get through tonight and tomorrow. A bright light suddenly shines on John. He turns over and sees a vision of Marlena standing there over his bed with bright light emanating from her body. Marlena urges John to be strong for he has her to help him. Marlena promises not to abandon John and to stay with him as long as he needs. John tells Marlena that he needs her now and holds out his hand. Marlena takes his hand and leans down to him. John wakes from his dream and calls out to Marlena. The only person there is the sleeping nurse in the chair across the room. John decides that he cant do this alone anymore and gets out of bed.
Belle types the email on her computer but suddenly stops typing. Shawn puts his hands on Belles shoulders and asks why she stopped. Belle explains that she doesnt know how to word what she has to tell Philip. Shawn kneels down next to Belle and tells her that she is doing the right thing for Philip has to know that Belle loves him instead. Shawn asks what he can do to help. Belle sighs and hits the delete key. Shawn cant understand why Belle did that. Belle gets up and retrieves her mug from the kitchen counter as she apologizes to Shawn for not being able to send the email. Shawn thought that he and Belle had agreed to tell Philip the truth before he goes into combat. Belle declares that she cant break up with Philip.
Eugenia, still dressed as a maid, paces the hallway as she anxiously waits on Lucas to show up and catch Sami in bed with Brandon. Eugenia flashes back to setting up the room to make it look like Sami and Brandon slept together. Eugenia says that all she is living for is the payoff of seeing Samis life ruined forever.
Lucas tells Kate that she should see a shrink about her problem of only wanting him to be happy with her. Kate insists that she didnt come over here to be insulted, only to save Lucas from marrying that slut. Lucas defends Sami and accuses Kate of living in the past. Lucas insists that Sami loves him and wants to be a family with him and Will. Lucas accuses Kate of coming over only to make up lies about Sami. Kate begins to mention what the private detective said but Lucas interrupts her to complain about how she was the one to think of hiring the detective. Kate insists that she only wanted to prove that Sami was faithful. Lucas believes that Sami has a perfectly good reason for meeting with Brandon. Kate rolls her eyes. Lucas insists that Sami cant wait to marry him tomorrow. Kate asks Lucas how he can be so foolish as to trust Sami. Lucas declares that he is not going to rush over to Brandons hotel room to prove that Sami can be trusted.
Kate tells Lucas that it has been her dream that Lucas would marry a woman that he could love and trust because marriage is based on mutual trust and honesty. Lucas sarcastically fires back by asking Kate if thats how all her marriages turned out. Kate acts hurt at that remark, claiming that shes only trying to save Lucas from a lifetime of unhappiness. Lucas is angry that this is Kates way of going about doing that. Kate asks Lucas to give her a logical reason that Sami would want to secretly meet with Brandon hours before her wedding day. Lucas questions whether it ever was a secret and Kate points out that Lucas didnt know anything about it. Lucas reminds Kate that Sami and Brandon were friends before they ever got involved. Lucas angrily flips through a gift card before tossing it back onto the table. Kate asks why Sami wouldnt tell Lucas about a friendly meeting with Brandon and Lucas says he doesnt know why. Kate asks Lucas to acknowledge that Sami could be hiding something but Lucas refuses because that would be like the old Sami. Kate cant believe that Sami has really changed. Lucas admits that he overreacted when Kate first told him about Sami and Brandon but insists that he and Sami love each other and will make vows to each other. Lucas apologizes for accusing Kate of wanting to break up him and Sami. Lucas grabs himself a bottle of water from the refrigerator. Kate insists that that cant be true because she couldnt possibly have gotten Sami over to Brandons hotel room. Lucas tells Kate that he believes her because he loves her. Lucas threatens Kate that if he ever finds out that shes been lying to him; he will cut himself and Will out of Kates life. Kate tries to fight back the tears. Kate insists that shes been trying to see why Lucas loves Sami and has been completely supportive of their desire to become an intact family. Kate says that she just wants Lucas to be happy, referring to Lucas as her boy. Lucas points out that he is no longer a boy but is very happy. Kate questions whether Lucas is truly happy. Lucas insists that Sami isnt going to do anything to screw up their relationship and vows that if Sami does, hes gone for good.
John comes out of the bathroom full dressed. He uses his cane to make his way to the bedroom door. He turns and sees the nurses bag on the table. John walks over to the table and picks up the bag. John searches through the bag but drops it. John quickly looks over at the nurse but the nurse only turns and goes back to sleep. John picks up the bag and places it back on the table. John walks to the bedroom door and with one last glance back at the sleeping nurse, steps out into the hallway, closing the door behind him. John leans against the door, breathing heavily. John puts the hood of his jacket over his head and proclaims that he doesnt have a choice.
Belle tells Shawn that this is a lot bigger than him and her and their love. Shawn says that they have waited a long time to be together. Belle walks past Shawn as she says that that isnt Philips fault. Belle turns back to Shawn as she tells him that she couldnt stand it if Philip ended up paying for their mistakes. Belle worries about what could happen to Philip as he goes into combat. Shawn turns to face Belle and explains that he doesnt mean to sound cold but then points out that other soldiers are dying over there that never get dear john letters. Belle asks how she can take back having told Philip that she would wait for him now that hes in such terrible danger. Belle begins to cry, as she fears that Philip could lose the will to live and volunteer for a dangerous mission. Belle returns to the computer desk and runs her fingers over the keys. Belle tells Shawn about how Philip said that her loyalty is what will help him get through the fighting safely. Belle turns to face Shawn as she refuses to send the email for fear that it means that Philip will be risking his life. Belle asks Shawn how he would feel if Belle sent the email and then Philip gets killed. Belle looks down at her wedding ring and tells Shawn how Philip put this ring on her finger when they said their vows to each other. Shawn asks Belle if she is going to stay married to Philip the entire time that he is on active duty. Shawn cant believe that Belle is willing to let Philip go on believing that he has a future with her. Shawn is afraid that Belle is going to start believing it too.
John walks down the stairs to the pier. He approaches a man who is warming his hands by a fire built in a trashcan. John takes the time to warm his hands as well and asks the man if he is a cop. The man says he isnt a cop but offers to fix John up. John asks if his need for drugs was that obvious. The man notes Johns shakes and sweats but insists on it being made worth his while. John reaches into his pocket and pulls out a wad of money and hands it to the man. The man takes the money and disappears under the pier after leading John over to another man. John waits while the second man finishes the transaction with two other men. The two other men walk back across the pier. John walks up to the second man and tells him that he needs top shelf pain medication and the works to shoot it up. The man asks for two bills. John pulls more money out of his pocket and gives it to the second man. The man hands John the vial and syringe. A police officer yells freeze. John slinks back against the wall while the drug dealer runs and hides.
The drug dealer comes out of the shadows and hides behind John as they both watch the police officer stop the first two gentlemen who had bought drugs. The cop questions the two men about the drugs but the men claim they found it on the pier. The cop doesnt believe them and leads them away as he reads their rights. John watches as the drug dealer and his friend run off in different directions. John pulls out the syringe from his pocket and begins to take it out of the wrapper. John looks up and sees the same heavenly image of Marlena standing before him. John tells Marlena that she finally came back to him.
Lucas tells Kate about how panicked Sami has been about the wedding. Kate asks why Sami has any reason to be panicked. Lucas explains that Sami is afraid that this wedding will turn out like her other marriages. Lucas suggests that Sami went to see Brandon to ask him why he is back in Salem the day before their wedding. Lucas picks up one of the wedding gifts as Kate asks how Sami would have known that Brandon was even in Salem. Lucas looks at the gift in his hand and realizes that Sami could have gone to see Brandon because of his wedding gift. Kate asks Lucas if he thinks that Brandon sending a wedding gift was a little odd. Lucas admits that it annoyed him but he cant do anything about it since Sami and Brandon are still friends. Lucas tells Kate about how Sami broke the lovebirds and then got all superstitious by checking her horoscope and calling the phone psychic. Kate warns that in a state like that, Sami could be capable of anything. Lucas mimics how Sami would want to get to Brandon and keep him from ruining their wedding. Lucas asks why Brandon would care since he has moved on. Kate suggests that Brandons gift was to remind Sami of her and Brandons love. Lucas reminds Kate that Brandon was the one who dumped Sami. Kate suggests that Brandon had a change of heart. Lucas refuses to believe that. Kate tells Lucas that the private detective told her that Sami and Brandon each had a drink at the bar and then Brandon went up to his room and Sami followed him. Kate insists that two people go to a hotel room only to either sleep or fool around when they dont want anyone else to know about it. Lucas decides to prove it to Kate by talking to Sami personally. Kate tells Lucas to call a cab for they can get to the hotel in 15 minutes. Lucas says he isnt going to the hotel and dials the phone. Lucas asks the operator for the number to the Jetway Inn. Kate asks Lucas what he is doing. The operator connects Lucas to the inn and Lucas asks for Brandons room.
Eugenia hears the phone ringing inside Brandons room. She fears that the phone ringing will wake up Sami and Brandon. Sami and Brandon sleep through the phone ringing. Eugenia opens the door slightly to make sure that they are still asleep.
Lucas listens to the phone continue to ring while Kate looks worried.
Shawn warns that one lie leads to another and if they wait, itll be harder to tell Philip the truth. Shawn warns that Belle could spend the rest of her life married to Philip. Belle insists that it wont be like that. Shawn points out that Philip believes that Belle would never lie to him yet their whole relationship is based on a lie. Belle confirms that she and Shawn belong together. Belle turns away from Shawn. Shawn recalls how much Belle was hurt when he lied to protect Jan. Shawn turns Belle to face him and recalls that they then promised never to lie to each other. Belle recalls how she then lied about Marlenas alibi. Belle says that that lie led to a lot of trouble and now they are stuck in this terrible situation. Belle adds that the only mistake Philip made was loving her. Shawn tells Belle not to blame herself for they cant go back and change things, only to learn from their mistakes. Belle asks what if the truth makes everything worse and they can never be together. Shawn asks why that would be.
John tries to stand and Marlena helps support him. They hug. John asks Marlena to tell him that shes really here. Marlena says that there is only one way to be sure and they kiss. John says that he was afraid to hope that theyd ever be together again. Marlena tells John to have faith and reminds him of how she always comes back to him. John flashes back to an earlier time when Marlena came back to John on the pier. John tells Marlena that when she came back that time, she gave him back his life and her love saved him. Marlena adds that Johns love saved her many times. John tells Marlena that she doesnt know what hes been going through but Marlena says that she does know. Marlena tells John that she came to him on the pier tonight because of what he is going through. Marlena tells John not to take the drugs because they will kill him. Marlena tells John that he stands for decency and strength and says that he must stop taking these drugs.
Lucas hangs up the phone and tells Kate that because there was no answer in the room, neither Brandon nor Sami is there. Lucas insists that everything is going to be fine. Kate says that the groom not knowing where his bride is at this late hour is troubling. Lucas offers to call the front desk at the Jetway Inn and dials the phone. Lucas asks if Brandon and Sami could be in the bar but the clerk tells him that the bar and restaurant are now closed. Lucas describes Sami and asks if she and Brandon are in the lobby but the desk clerk says that the lobby is empty. Lucas thanks the desk clerk and hangs up the phone. Lucas tells Kate that Sami and Brandon are not at the Jetway Inn and if they are together, they must be at a coffee shop or diner somewhere. Kate points out that the Jetway Inn is near the airport where there are no places like that around there. Lucas says that when Sami gets home, hell ask her about it but right now he wants to trust her. Kate suggests that Sami could have had car trouble. Lucas decides that that could be the case and dials Samis cell phone but finds that Samis cell phone has been turned off. Lucas feels that if Sami were in trouble, she would have her phone on and she would have called him. Kate turns away, not wanting to say what else she is thinking. Lucas begs her to spit it out. Kate suggests that Brandon came back to town to talk Sami out of marrying Lucas. Lucas doesnt believe that because Brandon gave them a wedding present. Kate turns back to Lucas and says that sometimes people change their mind. Kate suggests that as the wedding date got closer, Brandon came back to Salem in hopes of getting Sami to run off with him and possibly Will. Lucas doesnt believe that because Brandon hated Sami when he moved. Kate likens the situation to what Shawn did at Belle and Philips wedding. Kate asks Lucas if he could live with himself if he let Brandon put Samis life in danger.
Marlena strokes Johns head as he tells her that the pain has almost killed him. Marlena points out that the drugs will kill him. Marlena tells John that Belle, Brady, Sami, and Eric have lost their mother and Roman and need John to be there for them. John picks up on the fact that Marlena said that the kids have lost their mother. John insists that Marlena is here with him and doesnt want to believe that Marlena isnt really there. John begins to sob as he says he doesnt want to wake up from this dream. Marlena backs away from him as he begs her to stay with him.
Shawn recalls how when Belle was young, all she wanted to do was play bride. Belle laughs as she recalls how her teacher said that she wouldnt let anyone else wear the white dress from the dress-up box. Shawn recalls how all the boys wanted to play with fire trucks and even then when he saw Belle in her white dress and holding fake plastic flowers, he knew that he wanted to be the guy standing next to her when that dream came true. Belle insists that she loves Shawn and wants that future with him. Shawn pulls Belle close to comfort her and says that he believes things will be better once they tell Philip the truth. Shawn points out that once the truth is out it will give them and Philip the opportunity to move on. Belle is afraid that if they tell Philip now, she and Shawn will lose their future together. Shawn insists that Belle isnt going to lose him. Belle acknowledges that they dont know what war is like and this email could cause Philip to snap and put himself in harms way on purpose. Belle feels that if Philip dies in combat, it would be their fault. Belle doesnt think they can be together then because they wouldnt be able to live with that guilt.
Belle and Shawn sit on the couch. Shawn jokes about how even if the only reason Philip would have the desire to come home is to be able to kick Shawns butt, he will make it home in one piece. Belle laughs. Shawn likens the situation to how he felt when Belle lied to him. Belle says she is confused and wants to talk to Mimi. Shawn likes that idea and gives Belle the keys to his loft. Shawn promises to wait for her in her loft and asks for one last kiss. They kiss. Shawn promises that it is going to be okay. Belle thanks Shawn for being so understanding and heads across the hall. Belle uses the keys to open Mimis door but screams at what she sees.
John doesnt want to lose Marlena. Marlena tells John that she is always with him and urges John to be strong before fading away. John wakes up on the ground of the pier and calls out to Marlena. John realizes that Marlena really wasnt there. John tries to use some crates to stand up but the crates fall and so does he. John begins to sob as he yells that he needs Marlenas strength. John complains about the pain running through him. John crawls over to where he can prop himself up against a barrel and bites the cap off the syringe. John inserts the syringe into the vial but someone steps in front of him. John looks up and asks them what they want.
Lucas grabs his coat and keys and tells Kate that he will drive over to the hotel to make sure Sami doesnt need him. Lucas says he will do it if it will make Kate happy. Kate insists that she isnt doing this to make herself happy. Lucas vows to rub Kates nose in Samis innocence. Kate follows Lucas on his way out the door. Kate stops Lucas to ask him not to tell Sami about her hiring the private investigator because Sami will hold it against her for the rest of her life. Lucas insists that Sami wont even be at the hotel and that their wedding tomorrow will go off without a hitch. Kate says that if Sami can make Lucas happy, shell gladly dance at their wedding. Lucas tells Kate to get ready to boogie down because theyre getting married in a few hours. Lucas vows to prove to Kate that she is wrong about Sami and leaves. Kate shuts the door after him and celebrates her success. The faded image of Kate is superimposed over the image of Sami and Brandon asleep in each others arms.
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