Days of Our Lives Update Wednesday 10/12/05
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Salem U Fall mixer:
The Salem University fall mixer is underway. Abby is working on getting names signed up for the Light the Night Walk fundraiser while Max sells autographed pictures to raise money. Max reminds everyone to sign up for the walk as he hands over each picture. Max commends Abby for being so into volunteering and Abby explains that this particular cause is important to her because of her own aplastic anemia health scare as a baby. Abby quips that Max is only drawing the female students to the cause just as Chelsea, dressed in a low cut midriff, walks up with a crowd of guys following her. Chelsea jokes about bringing a few new friends.
Nicole steps up to the bar and orders a vodka martini using the cheap liquor because of her tight budget. Nicole is surprised when Lucas turns around and greets Nicole as the new bartender.
Kate meets Victor outside. Kate ominously tells Victor that there is a situation that needs taking care of and she believes hes the only one that can help her.
Sami packs up all the wedding gifts that were given to her and Lucas in preparation for returning them. Sami hopes that the stores have a good return policy and Austin points out that the gifts are to be returned for store credit for the buyers accounts and not for Samis gain. Austin goes to put a toaster oven into a bag but Sami stops him because she wants to keep it. Austin insists that it should go back as it was a wedding gift for a wedding that didnt happen. Sami tries to justify it by claiming that she technically had a wedding even though she didnt get to say, I do. Austin insists that even keeping the toaster oven is wrong and Sami knows it.
Frankie and Lexie wish there was more they could do for Jack and Jennifer. Lexie reiterates all that have happened to tear Jack and Jennifer apart and adds that she thinks Jennifer wont be able to accept that this time there wont be another miracle. Lexie realizes that Jennifer may be angry with Frankie once she learns that he kept Jacks secret. Lexie asks Frankie to promise her that hell help Jennifer deal with Jacks death. Frankie nods.
Jennifer still refuses to believe that Jack is dying. Jack tries to convince her that he truly is dying by citing Lexies prognosis but Jennifer points out that Lexie already pronounced Jack dead once when it wasnt true. Jack quips that hed need a minor miracle to fix this problem but Jennifer remains confident that another miracle will happen for she refuses to let Jack die.
Chelsea directs her male entourage over to a table to wait for her. Chelsea explains to Abby that she was in the Salem U Commons and ran into the rugby team and that she took the opportunity to get them all to agree to sign up for the walk. Abby thanks her and Chelsea jokes about having to make such a sacrifice for the agreement. Abby heads over to the rugby team to get their signatures on the sign up sheet. Max commends Chelsea for helping Abby and Chelsea insists that Abby is her best friend and owes her for Abbys help when her parents died. Max offers to give Chelsea an autographed picture for her good behavior and Chelsea pretends to be amazed by it until she counters for a different reward by kissing Max. The woman who had just gotten Maxs autograph moments before watch in amazement and Max and Chelsea overhear their comments about Chelsea having to pay for the kiss. Max tells Chelsea that its only for business and gives in to Chelseas desire for a deeper passionate kiss.
Jack tries to get Jennifer to focus and prepare for what is going to happen by using the example of using positive thinking to heal. His attempt to show how useless that approach sounds fails when Jennifer tells him to go ahead and try it. Jack insists that he did try it and still got the same prognosis. Jennifer insists that its Jacks nature to not give up. Jack points out that he lost the will to fight when he found out that not one person with this disease has ever gone into remission. Jennifer believes that Jack will be the first to beat the disease and urges him to share her desire. Jack suggests going back inside and having Lexie explain it to Jennifer but Jennifer only wishes to discuss Jacks recovery. Jennifer heads inside.
Kate prefaces her request for Victors help by warning that he isnt going to like this. Victor asks what Kate wants help with and Kate admits that shes worried about John.
Lucas suggests cutting Nicole off after pouring her first requested drink but Nicole protests. Nicole asks why Lucas is bartending and Lucas explains that hes covering Shawns shift. Nicole questions whether working in a bar is against the rules for Lucas but Lucas fires back by pointing out that Nicole wouldnt know what was against the rules since she doesnt go to meetings. Lucas admits that he needs the money and hints at meaning Nicole when he adds that unlike some people, he knows that alcohol isnt good for him. Nicole quips that alcohol is good for her and takes a sip of her drink. Lucas asks Nicole when she is going to wise up and stop drinking. Nicole says that drinking alone is her new hobby because none of her friends in Salem want to be seen with her nor she be seen with them. Lucas accuses Nicole of actually being on the prowl for her next victim since Brady left and quips that he isnt interested in dating Nicole again. Lucas steps away. Nicole takes her drink away from the bar and, to herself, insists that she is definitely not interested in Lucas.
Austin asks Sami if she really wants the toaster oven and Sami insists that she does because a bagel ruined her other one. Austin gets a kick out of how Sami blames the bagel. Sami starts to explain that Will ruined her old toaster oven but then resorts to guilt by claiming that since her own son doesnt want anything to do with her, shes entitled to a toasted bagel for breakfast and shouldnt have to fast to atone for her sins. Austin points out that every time Sami uses the new toaster oven to make a bagel, shell be reminded of what happened between her and Lucas. Sami retorts that she cant think of anything else anyway. Austin tries to convince Sami to buy her own because toaster ovens arent that expensive and Sami retorts that she should keep it because John chose to buy her a cheap gift and really owes her a lot more. Austin points out that Sami just proved his earlier point but Sami doesnt want to hear any more lectures. Austin advises Sami to realize that the world does not owe her anything and she must learn to live and let go. Sami notes that Austin took his own advice and that is why hes able to be friendly to her now. Austin asks Sami if she is really going to change and not just talk about it, referring to it as lip service. Sami jokes about how she hopes to change the fact that her lips havent been serviced in a while. Austin laughs but explains that he isnt asking Sami to change for anyone else but change simply because she wants to. Austin asks Sami if she is finally ready to show the world that shes ready to join the human race.
Several people have lined up in hopes of paying for a kiss with Max. Chelsea jokingly points out that there are men in the line as well as women and Max claims hes willing to kiss them too for a good cause. Chelsea makes sure Max knows that shes the most special no matter whom he kisses. Max offers to take Chelsea out for coffee after hes done here and Chelsea heads over to talk to Abby. Two women who already had their pictures signed walk up and pay $30 to each receive a kiss from Max.
Josh greets Abby with the offer to serve as the coffee barista during the walk. Josh commends Abby on her record setting sign up sheets and Abby is flattered. Josh gives Abby a kiss upon claiming that she deserves it.
Jennifer greets Lexie and asks to talk. Jack rushes up and insists on talking with Jennifer first but Jennifer turns him down in favor of talking with Lexie alone. Jack gives Lexie his permission for Lexie to answer any of Jennifers questions and tries to stall but Frankie escorts him out of the house. Lexie apologizes to Jennifer for not telling her and begs for forgiveness. Jennifer tells Lexie that she doesnt blame her but only wishes that Jack would have told her when he first found out because hes been using the energy to avoid telling her that he could have been using to fight the disease. Lexie cautions Jennifer that Jack is only going to get worse and cant get better.
Jack is upset that things didnt turn out the way he planned. Frankie isnt sympathetic because he always thought Jennifer should have known from the beginning. Jack asks Frankie to stick to their deal now more than ever and be there for Jennifer upon his death.
Kate and Victor take a seat at a table and order their drinks from a waitress. Nicole walks up and compliments them on their drink choices and advises them to check out the new bartender. Victor is angry that Nicole is still in Salem and Nicole explains that shes too broke to leave and even if she could go, couldnt afford where she was going once she got there. Victor refuses to give Nicole any money. Nicole claims that she came over because she assumed they were plotting something together and upon calling them kindred spirits, jokes about how using the word spirits could also mean alcohol and decides to see about getting another drink. Kate claims to Nicole that she and Victor were talking about baby Claire. Nicole jokes about how Claire was a good name choice because you cant make any stupid nicknames from it and congratulates them. Nicole walks away after claiming that she has a dinner date. Kate surprises Victor when she shares her hope that the dinner date isnt Austin. Victor changes the subject to Alex and John at Kates wishes. Kate fills Victor in on how Alex keeps diffusing Johns progress with Marlenas memory and how Marlena asked John for a divorce and to move out. Victor correctly assumes that Alex is still staying at the penthouse with Marlena. Kate tells Victor about having John stay with her but insists that John is completely focused on Marlena. Kate admits that shed like it to be otherwise but only wants to see him happy. Kate asks Victor to dig up information on Alex but Victor points out that John is just as capable being in the ISA. Kate explains that since Victor isnt personally involved, he might see something that John missed and hates seeing how this is tearing him apart. Victor agrees to try and see what he can find. Kate notices Victor looking away and Victor points out that Lucas is the new bartender. Kate curses Sami and vows not to let Sami drive Lucas back to the bottle.
Sami is offended at the way Austin put his question and Austin apologizes. Sami insists she is trying to do the right thing. Austin explains that he keeps pushing Sami so hard because he gets to see a side of Sami that she shows no one else. Sami insists that she is the woman Austin knows she can be. Austin advises Sami to return the toaster oven and move on with her life. Sami claims that when she tried that, Kate sabotaged it. Austin acknowledges that what Kate did was bad but adds that what Sami did was bad too. Sami insists that it isnt her fault because she didnt mean for it to happen but Austin points out that it happened because Sami was so hell bent on getting revenge. Austin asks Sami to promise him to stay away from Kate and consider the two of them to be even. Sami refuses to promise that of all things and vows that Kate must pay for hurting her. Austin decides that he must leave then and turns away to pack his bags. Sami calls for Austin to come back and not leave.
Max brings Chelsea a regular coffee and she complains that that isnt what she ordered. Max complains that being asked to order a double tall, extra foamy soy latte was embarrassing. Chelsea pulls out her tube of lipstick and answers Maxs questioning by claiming that its so shell look good for the rugby boys. Max asks Chelsea how much she is charging to kiss the boys and she says shes not famous enough to charge them. Chelsea digs through her purse and ends up dropping a picture of her parents. Max notices Chelsea fighting back the tears as she looks at the picture. Max likens Chelseas love for her adoptive parents to the way he considers himself lucky to have been adopted by the Brady family. Chelsea asks Max about his real parents and he says that while he considers Shawn Sr. and Caroline to be his real parents, he doesnt know whether his birth mom is even alive or dead and the only thing he remembers about his dad is that he used to beat him. Max tells Chelsea about how he was so traumatized from the beatings that he didnt speak and only survived because he was placed in a foster home with Frankie and Frankie served as his voice. Max tries to convince Chelsea that she is lucky to have two parents who love her and assures her that things will work out.
Josh drags Abby onto the dance floor so they can dance to one of his favorite songs. Abby likens Joshs personality to Jack and suggests that Josh meet her parents. Josh would prefer that they wait a while to do that and Abby agrees because she believes they have nothing but time for that.
Frankie tells Jack that he will be there for Jennifer as a friend. Jack is angry that Frankie is backing out on his promise to marry Jennifer but Frankie explains that he cant promise anything now because they dont know how Jennifer is going to react to everything thats happened today. Their conversation is interrupted when Jennifer runs out of and away from the house despite Lexie calling after her. Jack rushes off after Jennifer. Frankie asks Lexie if Jennifer is accepting the news yet but Lexie says that she now sees why Jack didnt want to tell Jennifer.
Jack searches the yard for Jennifer.
Jennifer makes her way to a bench and sobs with her head in her hands.
The waitress puts the martinis Lucas filled on a tray and heads toward Kates table but stops when she walks by Kate who is on her way to the bar. The waitress apologizes for taking too long but Kate interrupts her to say shell be right at the table and the waitress heads to deliver the drinks at the table. Kate sits down at the bar and greets Lucas. Lucas tells Kate to order her drinks from the waitress but Kate replies that she already has a drink at her table. Lucas notes that Kate is here with Victor. Kate asks Lucas why he is here when hes an alcoholic and Lucas angrily thanks Kate for reminding him. Lucas assures Kate that Bonnie knows and doesnt care. Kate insists that she cares so Lucas sarcastically tells Kate to dress up like Stan, wait till the place closes and burn it down so that she can then blame it on Sami. Kate doesnt appreciate Lucas comment and claims that shes only trying to caution that this isnt a healthy environment for Lucas. Lucas quips that its unhealthy because Kate is here. Kate offers Lucas a job at Basic Black but Lucas refuses. Lucas wonders whether its worse that he keeps getting turned down for jobs because he worked for Tony or that he takes handouts from Kate. Lucas tells Kate to leave him alone so he can do his work and support his child. Kate heads back to the table.
Kate walks up as Victor talks to someone on his phone about he is going to work closely with them because it is going to be close to impossible to find someone to replace Brady.
Sami tries to get Austin to understand that she could forgive anyone but Kate or John. Austin accuses Sami of still lying to herself and not having changed. Austin asks Sami if she is going to grow up and start taking responsibility for her own actions. Sami claims all she wants is to be happy and wishes she had a guardian angel like Austin sitting on her shoulder reminding her to do the right thing. Austin agrees to help Sami become someone Will can respect if shes serious about it and agrees to end the lecture when Sami agrees that she is serious. Austin suggests going to Alices for something to eat and heads into the bedroom to get his wallet. Nicole knocks on the door and Sami isnt at all happy to see her and pushes her away from the door as she asks what Nicole wants. Nicole succinctly answers that she wants Austin.
The new waitress gloats to Lucas about having just gotten Maxs autograph picture for $5. The waitress admits that she isnt really a fan and suggests selling it on Ebay. Lucas suggests that she hold onto it until Max starts racing again when it will be worth more. She realizes that Max is related to Shawn and then asks where Shawn is tonight. Lucas explains that Mimi tried to cook Shawn dinner and ended up setting the loft on fire. The waitress jokes about how Mimi must take after Bonnie and always wondered how Bonnie ended up with a restaurant when shes a lousy cook. Lucas playfully grimaces at the severity of the waitress comment but she quickly adds that shes grateful that Bonnie gave her this job even though she had zero experience. The waitress tells Lucas about how she was suddenly hired after admitting that she also applied at Chez Rouge. Lucas tells her about how hes been looking for a job for a while and how it hasnt been going so well because of a prior boss. The waitress suggests he tell her the story over dinner sometime and Lucas dismisses the invitation. The waitress identifies Kate as the woman Lucas was talking to earlier as she advises him to talk to her about networking and Lucas admits that Kate is his mother. The waitress is shocked that Lucas could still be looking for a job when his own mother runs Basic Black.
Austin comes out of the bedroom ready to go and is surprised to find Sami not there.
Sami tells Nicole to get lost because she is going out to dinner with Austin. Nicole asks where they are going but Sami refuses to tell. Nicole insists that it is and lets herself into Samis apartment before Sami can stop her. Nicole grabs Austins arm and starts to lead him out of the apartment to go to dinner but Sami steps in between to insist that Austin is going to dinner with her. Nicole asks Austin where they are going and Austin ignores Samis attempts to get him to not say and admits that they are going to Alices. Nicole quips that theyll love the new bartender. Sami brushes off Nicoles comment and starts to lead Austin out the door but Nicole insists on being the one to take Austin. Sami protests but Austin interrupts to suggest that they all go together. Sami refuses to be seen in public with Nicole and Nicole calls Sami Stan as she retorts that she isnt exactly the most popular person in town right now either. Sami yells at Nicole to stop calling her Stan so Nicole repeats it over and over to taunt her. Austin steps away unnoticed. Sami gets Nicole to stop by calling her a slut and Nicole accuses her of going after her ex-fiancés brother while the champagne from the called off wedding reception is still on ice. Sami denies it but Nicole doesnt buy Samis claim that Austin is only here to support her. Sami turns to tell Austin to back up her story and they both realize that Austin is no longer around. Sami runs to check her bedroom and Nicole runs to check Wills old bedroom. They both realize simultaneously that Austin is gone and race each other to the front door. Nicole grabs Sami to keep her from leaving first and lets go long enough to get ahead of Sami. Sami races after Nicole to try and beat her to Austin.
Max counts the money raised as the students file out of the mixer and announces to Abby and Chelsea that theyve raised about $600. Chelsea flips through the stack of pages of people signed up for the night walk that will raise even more money. Max commends Abby on helping raise awareness and Abby commends Max and Chelsea on helping make the event a success. Josh comes over and suggests that they all go to the Java Café and enjoy some karaoke. Chelsea jokes about how shell finally be able to get her latte. Max hands Abby the moneybox as he, Chelsea, and Josh file out of the room. Abby admires the banner promoting the mixer and night walk and smiles at the thought of how happy Jack and Jennifer will be to hear her good news.
Lexie fears that losing Jack may kill Jennifer for Jennifer wont be handle it after all shes been through. Frankie promises not to let anything happen to Jennifer.
Jennifer looks heavenward and asks God why He is doing this to her family again. Jennifer asks God if she is failing His test and if she is crazy to hope for another miracle. Jennifer tells God that all she has ever wanted is to have a family and be with Jack. Jennifer yells at God that He is ripping Jack away from her and their children. Jack joins Jennifer on the bench and wraps his arms around her as she sobs.
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