Days of Our Lives Update Friday 9/16/05
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Brady carries Chloe through the doorway into the bedroom where he surprises her with a room full of flowers and lit candles with the lights dimmed. Brady declares that their future together starts tonight and pulls her close for a kiss. Brady leads Chloe to the rose petal covered bed where they lie back and continue to kiss.
Mimi accuses Belle of being afraid that if Shawn falls in love with her, Belle wont be able to get him back. They turn and realize that Shawn has walked up at that moment. Shawn puts Belles shawl over her shoulders and asks if she is okay. Belle insists she is fine and offers nothing more except that Mimi and Belle keep shooting evil glances at each other. Shawn demands to know what is going on.
Marlena, John, and Alex return home to find that the entire building is without air conditioning. John suggests that Marlena head upstairs to take a cool shower and slip into something lighter before declaring that he has a surprise for her when she gets back. Marlena heads upstairs. John confidently declares to Alex that what he has planned will help Marlena regain her memory and Marlena will be going to Samis wedding tomorrow and remember her daughter. John heads out onto the balcony while Alexs cockiness seems to fade.
Lucas and Sami return home. Lucas compliments Sami by saying that this time tomorrow everyone will be talking about her like theyre talking about Chloe tonight. Sami complains of having a lot to do before the wedding and Lucas asks if he should leave. Sami says no and pulls him by his coat lapel into the living room. Lucas starts to kiss down Samis neck but Sami pulls away. Lucas is annoyed to hear that Sami is afraid that the wedding will be jinxed if they sleep together tonight. Sami knocks on the wood table for added good luck. Lucas then considers Samis superstitions sexy and kisses her. Sami repeats her desire to stop but Lucas suggests they live dangerously and they both given in to more passionate kissing.
Sami pulls back again not wanting to ruin the superstition of not seeing the bride before she walks down the aisle. Lucas points out that it isnt their wedding day until midnight. Lucas sets his watch so that hell leave right before midnight. Lucas throws off his suit jacket so as not to waste any of the limited time they have together. Sami laughs and insists that she doesnt want to tempt fate. Lucas realizes that Sami is serious about her concerns and promises that he loves her too much to let anything happen to ruin their wedding. They resume kissing and Lucas lies Sami down on the couch.
Belle and Mimi claim they were only talking about the wedding but Shawn doesnt believe them because they dont look happy. Belle says she is tired and mentions calling a cab and Mimi doesnt like how readily Shawn offers to give Belle a ride home. Mimi decides not to ride home with them and Shawn and Belle leave. Bonnie, having seen Shawn leave with Belle, rushes onto the terrace to yell at Mimi for allowing them to leave together.
Marlena comes back downstairs dressed in a thin nightgown and robe and John puts on a CD that Marlena recognizes as being played at the wedding reception. Alex suggests that Marlena go upstairs and rest instead but Marlena considers staying downstairs and listening to music just as relaxing. Marlena listens to the song and complains that her memory of why the song sounds so familiar is close but just out of reach. Alex advises Marlena against trying too hard. John remains calm as he suggests that Marlena head out onto the terrace to enjoy the nice breeze while still being able to hear the music. Marlena asks John to join her and John promises to after he says good night to Alex. Marlena heads out onto the terrace. John bluntly tells Alex to get out but Alex refuses. John tells Alex that hes refraining from throwing him off the balcony so as not to upset Marlena and tells him not to join them on the balcony before joining Marlena.
On the terrace, Marlena tries to fan herself with her robe. John walks up behind her and holds out a slender jewelry box. Marlena smiles as she takes it and gasps when she opens the box to find a blue topaz pendant. John explains that Marlena always liked blue topaz and she acknowledges that by her instinctive reaction just now that she must still love the gemstone. Marlena starts to mention how the stone makes her feel and John assumes she is going to say loved but Marlena explains that she was going to say it makes her feel protected and cared for. John offers to put the pendant around Marlenas neck and she obliges. Marlena reaches up to savor the touch of Johns hands on her skin. John turns Marlena to face him and admires the pendant, likening its beauty to Marlenas beauty. A new song starts and John holds out his hand as an invitation to dance. Marlena hesitantly takes his hand and they begin to dance. Marlena says she likes this song and John tells her that theyve danced to it before. Marlena pulls John close and closes her eyes to try and remember. Marlena flashes back to dancing with John to the same song and asks if they danced to the song at a wedding. John steps back just as Alex moves over to watch them through the doorway and asks Marlena if she remembers whose wedding it was.
Bonnie cant believe that Mimi isnt actively pursuing Shawn. Mimi doesnt believe she could even get Shawn and Bonnie relays her earlier conversation with Shawn. Mimi is angry that Bonnie made her sound pathetic and doesnt want Shawn asking her out only because Bonnie made him feel sorry for her. Bonnie makes Mimi admit that she likes him a lot and as they spend more time together, her feelings for Shawn deepen. Bonnie advises Mimi to use her physical attributes to flaunt herself at Shawn. Mimi refuses to use sex to trap Shawn, wanting things to happen naturally if at all. Bonnie persists but Mimi refuses to lower herself until Bonnie points out that it could mean shed lose Shawn forever.
Belle and Shawn arrive home. Belle asks Shawn to join her for some herbal tea and he offers to make it. Philip bursts in expecting to surprise Belle but isnt happy at all to see Belle there with Shawn.
Brady pours two glasses of champagne as he complains that Chloe is taking too long to come back out into the bedroom. Brady turns and sees that Chloe has emerged in a long white lace nightgown and Brady enjoys the sight. Brady hands Chloe her glass and while Brady makes a toast to Chloe, Chloe toasts to their future together and they clink glasses and drink. They gush about the honeymoon plans of Paris and a Mediterranean cruise on Johns yacht to end up on a private Greek island. Chloes mood falls when Brady mentions coming home and accepting visitors. Chloe admits now that even if her scars hadnt healed, Bradys love has transformed her and she now believes that he would have married her anyway. Brady wants to credit their love for that but Chloe insists that its Brady being her rock that helped her. Chloe, wanting to admit this before they make love as husband and wife, confesses that she hasnt been faithful to Brady and tearfully apologizes for keeping the truth about her accident from Brady. Brady shocks Chloe when he says that he cant accept her apology.
Marlena turns away in tears of frustration when she cant remember any further. Alex steps away from where he can see them on the terrace. John suggests that they resume dancing and see if anything comes to Marlena and Marlena savors being in Johns arms. Marlena sees Alex standing in the doorway again and tells John that Alex was right about getting rest. John agrees but believes that if they keep working at it, theyll make even more progress and Marlena hopes for that too. John promises that theyll keep trying and Marlena insists that she wants to remember this. John smiles but Alex looks annoyed.
Sami lies in Lucas arms on the couch after making love, now wearing his shirt, and is relieved to find that they didnt go past the time limit. Sami accidentally rolls onto the television remote and a news story about Tonys recapture is being reported. Sami goes to turn it off but Lucas grabs the remote so he can hear the news report. The reporter relays that Tony was recaptured, that the car was blown up destroying all contents, and that the cause of the blast is still unknown. Sami uses the remote to shut off the TV. Lucas looks at Sami inquisitively as she, flustered, begs Lucas to let his obsession with Stan go before it ruins their marriage.
Chloe is crushed that Brady wont accept her apology. Brady assures Chloe that there is nothing she needs to apologize for, he only cares that Chloe wasnt honest in the beginning so he could be there for her. Brady advises Chloe to not begin their marriage with regrets. They begin to make love.
Shawn and Belle explain to Philip that Shawn brought Belle home from the wedding reception and is now making Belle some tea. Shawn returns to the task of making tea. The phone rings and Philip answers the phone, now walking over to it with ease and no means of support. Philip makes small talk with Lexie about his prosthesis and hands the phone over to Belle as he questions her about why Lexie would be calling to check on her. Belle nonchalantly tells Philip about her cramps as if they were no big deal and brushes off Philips complaint that Belle didnt call him so he could rush back home. Belle steps away to take Lexies call. Philip commends Shawn on being there and Shawn assures him that Lexie gave Belle a clean bill of health. Belle returns to the kitchen area having finished her phone call and picks up the newly made cup of tea. Philip apologizes for overreacting when he came in and Shawn eases the tension by asking about the prosthesis. Philip spins around to show off what he can now do again and winks at Belle as he says he can get upstairs a lot easier now. Philip gushes about how odd it feels that everyone in their age group is getting married. Belle turns to face Shawn and clears her throat. Shawn takes that as his cue to leave. Shawn and Belle linger at the door for a few moments before Belle closes it. Once alone, Philip confirms with Belle that she has something to tell him.
Lucas refuses to drop the issue of Stan until he is brought to justice. Sami complains that it will ruin their marriage. Lucas apologizes for upsetting Sami and promises not to bring up Stans name until after their honeymoon. They kiss. Sami is confident that the Sami Brady wedding curse has been lifted.
Marlena complains that she cant get past the block that seems to keep her from remembering fully and wants to know why. John tells Marlena to get a good nights sleep and theyll resume their attempts in the morning in hopes that something will come to Marlena then. John savors the moment as Marlena kisses him on the cheek to say goodnight and heads upstairs. Alex tries to make a hasty exit to head up to bed himself but John stops him to warn that he best not try to leave his own room. Alex insists that he has no intention of disturbing Marlena and John reveals that he has a device set up so that if anyone enters Marlenas room, he instantly knows about it. Alex resumes his smug demeanor as John tells him that Marlena also feels that they are close to a breakthrough and that they will resume the attempt tomorrow. John warns that Alex will regret it if he tries to screw up the attempt. Alex notes how protective of Marlena John is and John advises him to remember that. Alex bids John good night and heads upstairs. John fumes as he remains in the living room.
Brady and Chloe have moved to the bed to continue their passionate lovemaking.
Belle tells Philip that Shawn has been a good friend and only that. Belle grabs her stomach in discomfort and takes Philips hand to have him feel the baby kicking. Belle tells Philip that at this stage, babies can hear voices so Philip puts his head next to Belles stomach and jokes with the baby about how Belle is crazy to think that the baby is a girl. Philip feels that this baby is their future and Belle confirms that this baby is going to change everything. Philip is grateful that Shawn and Mimi were here for Belle and asks if Belle and Mimi are getting along better but Belle says no. Philip claims it is because Mimi has a hard time seeing Belle pregnant when she can never be. Belles face falls when Philip talks of Mimi being happy with Shawn. Philip tells Belle that he knows what is wrong.
Shawn, feeling defeated, returns to his loft and sighs as he throws his keys on the counter. Mimi steps out of Shawns bathroom wrapped in only a towel and brushing her hair. Mimi apologizes when she sees that Shawn has returned and explains that her bathroom has plumbing problems and she didnt expect him back so soon. Shawn assures her that it is fine and Mimi wants to know why Shawn is home so soon. Shawn explains that Philip came home and Mimi asks about his leg. Shawn flips through the mail as he relays that Philip is doing well and Mimi is glad to hear it. Shawn insists that he is glad too despite Mimis skepticism. Shawn doesnt want to talk about it and sits down on the arm of a chair. Mimi recalls Bonnies advice to flaunt her body to get Shawn. Mimi stands in front of Shawn and announces her plan to go to bed. Shawn stares at her blankly until he realizes that she is waiting for the robe that he is currently sitting on. Mimi takes the robe from Shawn and heads into her bedroom. Shawn recalls Bonnies advice to him. Shawn calls Mimi out and Mimi returns, now dressed in her robe. Shawn declares that he has a proposition for Mimi.
Chloe lies in Bradys arms after making love. Brady likens them to be invincible and Chloe likes the sound of that. They each claim to be the lucky one and resume lovemaking.
Shawn loses his nerve and claims that he was talking about having them watch Jurassic Park III. Mimi recalls that they all went together to see it back when Belle and Shawn were dating. Shawn claims that he wants to watch it now where he can actually watch it and Mimi agrees. Shawn steps into the kitchen to make popcorn and Mimi starts to head into the bedroom to put on proper clothes but Shawn stops her to insist that she is fine the way she is.
Philip guesses that Belle is upset because she hates fighting with Mimi and assures Belle that she will be friends with Mimi again. Belle allows Philip to think that until Philip gushes about how before long Mimi and Shawn will be together. Belle tenses up as Philip continues to gush about how Shawn and Mimi will raise a family where their kids will play with Belle and Philips kids. They profess their love for each other and hug. Belle, behind Philips back, stares at a picture of Shawn.
John checks that Marlenas bedroom door is closed tight and tells her to sleep tight. John looks across the hall and guesses that Alex has turned in also. To be sure, John checks his device and confirms that the red light is on. John is confident that if Alex tries to go into Marlenas room, hell know about it in a second.
Marlena is sound asleep clutching the blue topaz pendant in her hand.
John feels confident that all is well so far and leaves the hallway.
Alex makes his way with his back against the wall on the ledge outside of Marlenas bedroom window. His foot slips off but Alex is able to catch himself. Alex quietly jumps onto the balcony outside Marlenas bedroom and opens the door to let himself in. Alex creeps up to Marlenas bedside.
Lucas and Sami are kissing. Lucas starts to kiss down Samis neck again until Sami realizes that it is almost tomorrow and frantically yells at Lucas to get out. Lucas insists that they still have time but gathers his things together and heads toward the door. Lucas pauses for one last kiss and then opens the door to leave as Sami promises that starting tomorrow, theyll never be sleeping apart again. Lucas gushes about how he can say, I love you Sami Brady for the last time tonight because tomorrow he can then say I love you Sami Roberts and they kiss. Sami watches Lucas head into his apartment before closing her door. Sami delights in the idea that Tony has nothing on her and she is set to marry the man of her dreams.
Amidst several boxes and discarded papers, there lies an intact photo of Sami partly through her transformation of Stan.
Sami twirls around before collapsing onto the couch, confident that all her dreams are coming true.
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