Days of Our Lives Update Wednesday 10/19/05
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Shawn asks Belle what is wrong and she tells him to go because she doesnt want him to see her like this. Shawn refuses to leave Belle while she is this upset and asks if something happened to Philip or the baby. Belle says that Claire is fine and with Philip. Shawn asks if Philip knows Belle is up here and Belle says that Philip thinks she is sleeping. Shawn wants to go downstairs and get Philip but Belle asks him not to. Shawn protests until Belle reveals that she doesnt want Philip but instead she wants Shawn.
Lucas and Sophie end their shifts. They both agree that they liked working with each other. Sophie wishes Lucas well on his new job and Lucas thanks her but adds that his new job will be awesome even if he was second choice. Sophie tells Lucas not to think that way because even though Austin was offered the job first, Lucas is going to make the most of the opportunity. Lucas agrees. Sophie compares how excited about the job Lucas is compared to how Austin barely even seemed interested. Lucas vows to prove to Victor and everyone else that he can run Titan better than Austin could. Sophie agrees and Lucas thanks her for the vote of confidence. Sophie suggests they go out to celebrate Lucas new job and he agrees.
Roman works to hold John back from attacking Alex. John accuses Alex of trying to turn Marlena against him but Alex remains calm. John questions Alex about climbing in Marlenas bedroom window but Alex claims he has no idea what John is talking about. John insists that he saw Alex and Marlena tries to make sense of it all. Alex continues to deny it, claiming that he went to bed shortly after Marlena did. John accuses Alex of climbing out the guest bedroom window, inching along the ledge, and climbing onto Marlenas bedroom terrace. Alex considers the accusation ludicrous and maintains that he and Marlena were each in their separate bedrooms the entire night. Alex turns to Roman and demands that charges be brought against John for slander and harassment as he claims that John has accused him of wrongdoing when all hes been trying to do is save Marlena. Roman insists that John wouldnt be here if he didnt think there was danger and John doesnt believe Alexs claim that there isnt any. Roman turns to Marlena to ask her opinion on whether Alex has been coming onto or threatening her.
Shawn doesnt understand why Belle would want him when Philip is her husband. Belle claims that there is nothing Philip can do and will only freak out if he knows shes on the roof. Shawn points out that Philip will freak out still if he goes upstairs and finds Belle gone. Belle says she merely needs to pull herself together. Shawn suggests calling Lexie since he sees this behavior as part of Belles postpartum depression. Belle explains that she couldnt sleep and then felt like she was suffocating and needed air. Shawn offers to talk about it and Belle confides in him that she feels like her whole life has been an act and a lie.
Marlena is still confused and doesnt understand what is going on. Alex comes to Marlenas defense by claiming that she is still groggy after being woken from a sound sleep. John and Roman insist that Marlena be allowed to answer the question. Marlena insists that Alex has never hurt her. John maintains that he saw Alex climb into Marlenas bedroom from the terrace with his field glasses. Alex is offended that John has been spying on them and orders him to leave. John refuses to leave and points out that this is his house and Marlena is his wife. Alex retorts that Marlena wont be Johns wife much longer and Sami wants to know what that means. Marlena informs her that shes filed for divorce and Sami delights in the news. John claims that Marlena only asked for the divorce because Alex is playing unethical mind games with her. Alex and Marlena claim that accusation to be absurd. Alex claims that John is in serious denial because hes always blaming someone else when he should realize that he is the one making Marlenas life so miserable. John lunges at Alex but Roman and Austin hold him back. John points out to Roman that Marlena is not the same woman they married for shes only standing there like shes had the life sucked out of her. Roman points out that Marlena hasnt been herself for months and urges John to keep his cool. Sami wants confirmation from Marlena that she is really going to divorce John and though Marlena dismisses the topic, Sami presses on by insisting that Marlena is doing the right thing. Austin watches how Alex went from standing by Marlenas side to standing behind her but still keeping a close eye as Sami talks to Marlena while Roman and John have stepped across the room to talk. Roman turns to Kate for validation about what John saw but Kate admits that she didnt see anything. Roman tells John that without more solid proof, theres nothing he can do. Sami urges Roman to get John and Alex out of Marlenas life so he can help her recover. Roman tells Sami to drop it but she persists. Roman asks Austin to take a reluctant to leave Sami home and Austin turns down Kates suggestion of putting Sami in a cab. Austin and Sami leave. Kate says her goodbyes and leaves as well.
Once out in the hallway, Kate watches the door close after Austin and Sami step into the elevator and vows that she must find a way to get Austin out of Samis apartment.
John gently pushes Marlena away from Alex and then gets in Alexs face to demand answers from Alex. Alex warns John to back off or hell file a restraining order against him.
Sophie has changed out of her work outfit for going out with Lucas. Sophie suggests going to various bars in town but Lucas reminds her that hes a recovering alcoholic. Lucas suggests they grab a cup of coffee at the Java Café followed by a walk down the pier. Sophie likes that idea and Lucas thanks her for asking him out. Sophie asks if this is really a date and Lucas confirms that it is. Sophie takes Lucas arm and they leave.
Belle apologizes for complaining and insists that if shes unhappy its her own fault. Shawn wonders whether Belle is really that unhappy and Belle admits that sometimes shes so happy its overwhelming. Shawn points out how blessed Belle is to be married to a man who worships her and to have a beautiful baby daughter. Belle explains that she feels helpless around Claire to the point that she is afraid that she cant give Claire what she needs. Shawn reminds Belle how she knew what to do when they took J.T. away and even so, no one expects her to be perfect. Belle claims she has no business being a mother if she cant take care of Claire and fears that shell screw Claire up for life. Shawn assures Belle that shell be fine and that shell get through her depression as long as she sticks with the treatment. Belle is having a hard time believing that all of her thoughts and feelings are because of the baby and complains that she doesnt have Marlena to discuss these things with. Shawn offers his condolences. Belle doesnt understand why she now sees the world as full of crime and disease and dreads getting up in the morning. Shawn suggests that Belle talk to Philip and not him. Belle doesnt want to bother Philip since he is still recovering as well and adds that she wishes things could be the way they used to be. Belle believes that everything was perfect back when she and Shawn were together.
Austin finally catches up to Sami. Sami is furious that Roman kicked her out when shes convinced that Marlena really needs her. Austin tries to convince Sami that her parents dont need her interfering in their lives but Sami claims she isnt interfering. Austin calls Sami on the fact that she hates people interfering in her life but doesnt give others the same consideration. Austin mentions how Alex seemed very nervous and even territorial of Marlena but Sami didnt notice. Sami thinks that Alex is really helping Marlena if hes the reason shes asked John for a divorce. Austin protests but Sami maintains that Marlena and Roman belong together and if Alex is going to make that happen then Alex is fine with her. Kate makes her newly arrived presence known by calling Sami a fool for thinking that Alex wants Marlena to be reunited with Roman. Sami is enraged that Kate is here. Kate insists that Alex is not trying to help Marlena remember but instead is trying to erase the last few memories she has left. Sami doesnt understand what Kate is talking about so Kate warns that if Alex has his way, Marlena will soon not remember who Sami or Roman are.
John calls Alexs bluff on his threat of a restraining order by claiming hell show up at court with nine lawyers. Alex retorts that one of them better be a divorce lawyer and Roman has to hold John back from attacking Alex again. John insists that he came to get Alex off the premises but Roman warns that attacking Alex wont do any good and itll also upset Marlena. Marlena says she is already upset and asks John and Roman to leave. John refuses to leave but Marlena insists. Alex refers to Johns behavior tonight as acting like a madman. Marlena asks John to leave if he cant be civil and Alex complains that John is upsetting his patient and he has to get the restraining order to keep this from continuing. John refuses to allow Alex to keep him from seeing Marlena. Alex claims that Johns behavior shows that he was an abusive husband and suggests that Johns abusive behavior is why Marlena has yet to regain her memory. John accuses Alex of trying to reinvent a past for Marlena. John turns to Marlena and asks her to believe that he meant his vows on their wedding day and never broke those vows. John recounts how Marlena helped him when he first came to Salem and didnt know who he was and even stood by him when he never got his memory back. John tells Marlena that she made him into the man he is today and theyve made it through their love being tested time and again. John insists that he did and still does mean every word of his vows. Marlena, with tears in her eyes, declares that while she doesnt know why, she believes what John is saying is true.
Sophie and Lucas leave the Java Café after finding it too crowded with teenagers. Lucas mentions how he and Sami used to bring Will there but then criticizes himself for bringing up Sami. Sophie says she understands that Lucas still needs time to get over Sami. Sophie tells Lucas about how she once was engaged but on the day of her wedding, she caught the groom with one of her bridesmaids. Lucas offers his condolences but Sophie considers herself lucky for finding out before she got married. Sophie explains that the guy apologized and begged her to take him back but she decided it wasnt worth it because he was destined to do it again. Sophie asks what happened between Lucas and Sami and Lucas succinctly explains that Sami has trouble telling the truth and he couldnt live that way. Sophie asks if he and Sami will try again but Lucas vows that he and Sami are really through this time. Lucas drops his coffee cup in the trashcan.
Sami still believes that by Marlena wanting to divorce John it means that Alexs methods are working. Kate scoffs at Samis theory but Sami accuses her of not wanting to believe it because it means that Roman is over her. Kate maintains that while this has nothing to do with Roman, she is sure that Alex is trying to break up Marlena and John. Kate gets Sami to see her point by saying that Alex wants more than just a doctor-patient relationship with Marlena. Austin speaks up to explain that he was observing earlier how it seems Alex has put a spell over Marlena. Kate adds that John believes Alex is hypnotizing Marlena. Sami wants to rush back to the penthouse and warn Roman but Kate points out that Roman and John already know but there is nothing they can do about it. Sami accuses Kate of liking that there is nothing she can do because she wants Marlena to turn into a zombie. Kate claims that Marlena is a friend but Sami doesnt buy it. Austin yells at them to stop arguing. Sami brings up how Kates friendship with Marlena turned into nothing when Tony was holding Marlena prisoner. Sami suggests telling Austin how many weeks Kate waited after Marlenas presumed death to seduce John and then refers to Kates actions as Stefanos whore going after her best friends husband. Kate calls Sami a bitch and slaps her.
Shawn thinks that when they were together, they were too young and naïve to realize that life was never that simple. Shawn insists that while what they had was great, Belle has helped him see that its over and now Belle has a wonderful husband and beautiful daughter. Shawn assures Belle that she has a lot to look forward to and Belle says the same could be true for Mimi and Shawn because she has noticed how close they are getting. Shawn claims that he and Mimi have always been close but knowing what Belle is hinting at, confirms that they have been having a lot of fun together lately. Belle asks if Shawn plans to make it more than just friends but Shawn quickly changes the subject back to Belle and suggests that she go back to bed. Belle wants to know why Shawn is avoiding the question but Shawn claims there is nothing more to say. Belle asks Shawn if he wants to get married and have kids someday and Shawn ominously says he wants everything Philip has.
John clings to the hope that something is coming back to Marlena and yells at Alex to stay out of it when he tries to intervene. Alex accuses John of trying to force feed Marlenas memories but this time Roman agrees with John. John turns to Marlena and asks to know what she was remembering but, after Alex flashes the pendant where only Marlena can see, Marlena claims that John needs to stop pushing her for he isnt helping her like Alex is. John maintains that he could tell that something was coming back to Marlena. Marlena insists that John and Roman need to leave. Alex agrees that Marlena needs more rest and insists that John and Roman leave. Roman tries to get John to leave with him but John insists on staying until he can talk to Marlena in private.
Lucas brings Sophie to his apartment so she can crash for the night since her apartment was damaged from a broken pipe. Lucas thinks it was nice of Sophies landlady to call and warn her that the plumber is there now and Sophie says she should be able to get back into her apartment tomorrow. Lucas insists that its okay for Sophie to crash at his place tonight because Will is staying at a friends house. Sophie hugs Lucas in thanks. Lucas opens the door and Sophie notices all the boxes and Lucas explains that he and Will were planning on moving in with Sami. Lucas now regrets thinking that it was good for him and Will to have Sami living so close. Sophie decides to come through on her promise to make Lucas forget all about Sami.
Sami wants to retaliate against Kate but Austin holds her back. Kate protests when Austin claims that her actions were wrong. Austin then turns to Sami and tells her that she isnt innocent either. Sami starts to protest but then decides that its not worth it. Kate calls Sami on the fact that shes not noticing that everyone is just as concerned as she is. Sami declares that she is going to see Will and heads to Lucas apartment.
Sami bangs on the door and Lucas, now with no shirt on, isnt happy to see her. Lucas closes the door behind him to keep Sami from seeing inside. Sami explains that she came to see Will but Lucas informs her that that isnt going to happen.
Belle asks if Shawns earlier comment meant that he wants her but Shawn quickly covers and explains that he meant he wants a wife and a family like Philip has now. Belle now denies that she was asking if Shawn wanted her specifically. Shawn insists that while she knows he wanted a life with her, he has finally accepted that it wasnt meant to be. Shawn insists that Philip is Belles future and what they had needs to be put in the past so they can move on. Belle reluctantly agrees. Belle continues to cry so Shawn pulls her close.
Austin tries to explain Samis carried away behavior to Kate and criticizes her for slapping Sami. Kate admits that she didnt really have to slap Sami but it felt good to do so. Austin continues to defend Sami by claiming that deep down she is different but Kate quips that Austin could dig all the way to China and Sami will still be Sami. Austin continues to apologize and defend Samis actions so Kate asks him to stop doing so for he is going to get pulled into Samis web all over again. Austin is adamant that that wont happen for he wont let that mistake happen again. Kate points out that Austin is back here in Samis apartment and claims that its where Sami brings all her male victims before moving in for the kill. Austin is annoyed that Kate wont drop the issue but Kate refuses to let Austin waste any more of his life on Sami. Austin insists that Sami needs him to help her become the person that he knows she can become. Kate points out that Sami didnt waste any time between losing Lucas and lusting after him but Austin has heard enough.
Sami insists on being let in to Lucas apartment but he refuses. Sami, now crying, thinks that Lucas is keeping her from seeing Will and persists on trying to get in to see him so Lucas admits that Will isnt here. Sami questions why Lucas is acting weird and then realizes that its because he has a woman in the apartment. Lucas bids Sami goodnight and Sami gets a quick glimpse of Sophie before Lucas closes the door in Samis face. Sami sobs and Austin pulls her close. Kate watches them and sighs.
Marlena asks that they continue the discussion tomorrow but John refuses. John thinks that if they continue talking itll spark something in Marlenas memory. Marlena insists that there is nothing more to talk about and bids them goodnight. Marlena looks away. John doesnt understand how Marlena can be ready to remember one minute and the next just shut down. Marlena continues to look away from John and says nothing. Roman suggests that they leave and try again tomorrow. John reluctantly agrees to leave with Roman but warns Alex that hell continue to watch him. Alex retorts that John will have to do it from a distance once he gets that restraining order. John and Roman leave.
John tells Roman that if Alex thinks a restraining order is going to keep him from Marlena, he doesnt know John Black.
Alex, catching Marlenas eye with the pendant, breathes a sigh of relief, as he feared that hed lost Marlena. Alex decides that they must now destroy Marlenas memories of John this time for good.
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