Days of Our Lives Update Thursday 10/20/05
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Billie paces the living room and frantically looks out the window. Billie starts to dial the phone when Patrick walks in. Billie asks if Patrick has seen Chelsea and he suggests calling her cell phone. Billie says she tried that and only left messages. Patrick tells Billie to relax for Chelsea is probably with Abby.
Abby sits on a bench and cries. Chelsea brings over two cups of coffee and hands one to Abby. Chelsea fights back her own tears as she tells Abby that she should consider herself lucky given the way she was told about her parents death.
Hope and Bo rush over and a tearful Jennifer tells them about Abby rushing off. Jack comes downstairs and says that its because he told her he was dying that Abby ran off.
Alex holds up the pendant to get Marlena in her trance and then sits down next to her before turning on the music box style music. Alex pours them both cups of liquor and tells her that after tonight, the only mane Marlena will ever remember loving is him. They drink a toast to Marlenas complete recovery.
John watches Marlena and Alex toast through his field glasses. John fills Kate in on how he sensed that Marlena was starting to remember. John asks for Kates opinion on Marlenas sudden mood changes. Kate suggests that its because Marlena was tired but John insists that he must get Marlena away from Alex. John theorizes that Alex controls a switch that changes things whenever he gets close to a memory. Kate doesnt think that leaves John very many options but John then suggests that he could kidnap Marlena.
John feels that he has no other choice. Kate warns that John could be arrested but John is determined to get Marlenas memory back. Kate tries to talk John out of it by warning that he could lose Marlena forever.
Alex has Marlena concentrate on the relaxing music. Alex suggests that Marlena let her mind go to a place where the music and the thoughts he gives her only exist. Marlena marvels at how peaceful the place is and agrees with Alex when he talks up how inviting the place is. Alex calmly mentions how hell count to ten and then Marlena will no longer have any memories of John. Marlena says she understands and Alex smirks.
Billie complains that shes being seen as a neurotic mother but Patrick says she is entitled to feel a little neurotic. Billie is worried because she keeps thinking of when she was Chelseas age. Patrick rubs Billies shoulders and points out that its Chelseas way of becoming independent. Patrick suggests that Billie put on some music while he makes coffee and Billie finds old turntable style records. Billie puts on a record she used to like and gently sways to the music. Patrick comes back and smiles as he watches Billie.
Abby takes offense at Chelseas comment. Chelsea explains that at least Abby has the time to spend special time with Jack. Abby doesnt see how she can have fun when she knows what is going to happen. Chelsea wishes she could go back and make more of the time she had with her parents and hugs Abby.
Bo and Hope are taken aback by the news. Jack explains that he now has been diagnosed with a rare disorder. Jack confirms that his death could be very soon. Jennifer turns away in tears and Hope takes her into the living room. Bo asks how Jack is dealing with this and Jack admits to being scared for his family. Bo assures Jack that theyll be here for him and the family. Jack admits that hes known for a while and Bo offers to help any way he can. Jack tells him that there is a way he can help.
John doesnt see that he has any other choice but Kate still tries to talk him out it. John insists that no judge would lock him up and insists that if he doesnt do it, he will lose Marlena forever.
Alex repeats his message about the memories of John being permanently deleted. Marlena parrots the comment back. Alex starts to count down and the clock on the table chimes. Marlena looks at Alex and sees him morph into John. Alex continues to talk as Marlena flashes back to when she received the clock as a gift from John. Alex reaches 20 and notices Marlenas odd expression. Alex gives Marlena back her glass and offers another toast to a productive session. Marlena hesitates to toast until she echoes Alexs toast, though in her mind it means something different. Marlena smiles as she looks over at the clock.
Patrick continues to watch Billie dance. Patrick walks over and asks to be her dance partner, which Billie gladly obliges. Patrick explains that his dad liked soul and Bonnie likes country. Patrick says he prefers soul because it is real and Billie hugs him. They continue to dance as Billie mentions being raised by her father Curtis. Billie agrees to Patricks advice of moving on. Billie smiles as Patrick lists her good qualities as why he likes spending time with her. Billie likes the fact that Patrick is always there when she needs someone to listen. Patrick promises to be there anytime and they kiss.
Abby begins to consider Chelseas advice but cant bring herself to say out loud that Jack is dying. Chelsea describes how she tried to remember the last important conversation she had with her dad when she first heard of her parents death. Chelsea cries as she explains that she wishes she could have had that moment in her memory. Abby still doesnt see how she can do that when shell always be walking away wondering if the last thing she said to Jack would be the last thing she ever says to him. Chelsea asks Abby to promise that shell be there for Jack.
Jennifer relays her fears of Abbys reaction to Hope. Jennifer worries that Abby will react out of character and do something dangerous.
Jack asks Bo to lookout for Jennifer and asks Bo to help keep Patrick away from Jennifer. Jennifer and Hope come running back into the entryway to ask Bo to go look for Abby. Jack wants to go with Bo to look for Abby but Jennifer protests. Jack insists on going. Jennifer suggests that she and Hope go with him and Bo but Jack insists that they stay behind in case Abby comes home. Jack kisses Jennifer goodbye and he and Bo leave. Hope holds Jennifer close as she sobs.
The music box music continues to play and Marlena seems lost in thought. Alex asks if something is the matter and Marlena claims she is merely tired. Marlena mentions going to bed and Alex offers to walk her upstairs. Marlena steps over to the table to put down her brandy glass and then uses her body to shield the fact that she took the clock from the table. Marlena turns Alex down, still holding the clock now where Alex cant see it, and heads upstairs on her own. Alex turns off the music and declares that it all went like clockwork. Alex steps onto the balcony and declares that this was the most successful session of all. Alex looks over at John, who is watching from Kates window, and raises his glass with a smile.
John checks Marlenas bedroom and doesnt see Marlena in there. John wants to take the opportunity to go after Marlena but Kate stops him. John insists that he has no other option.
Marlena looks at the clock once alone in the upstairs hallway and flashbacks to when John told her to think of him when it chimed. Marlena hears Alex coming upstairs and ducks into her bedroom. Marlena remembers Johns warning about locking her door and locks it. Alex knocks on the door and Marlena hides the clock in her dresser drawer. Alex checks the door and asks Marlena to unlock it. Marlena checks to make sure the clock is hidden and then opens the door. Marlena claims that there is nothing wrong and she only locked the door out of reflex. Alex lets himself into Marlenas room and declares that he has brought photos in for Marlena to look at that were taken back when they were lovers. Marlena is shocked at this news but flashes back to when she and Alex were romantically involved. Alex hands over the photo album for Marlena to look through. Alex adds that Marlena once swore that he was the only man she would ever love. Marlena looks at Alex with a perplexed expression.
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Billie and Patricks kiss is interrupted when Billies phone rings and its Jennifer calling to ask if Abby is there with Chelsea. Billie explains that she was hoping Chelsea was with Abby but doesnt know where either girl is. Jennifer asks Billie to let her know if Abby shows up there and Billie promises her to do what she can to find them both. Billie tells Patrick that Abby is missing too and is now convinced that something is wrong because of the tone in Jennifers voice. Billie wants to go look for Chelsea and Abby but Patrick insists on being the one to go. Billie tries Chelseas cell phone again but has to leave another message. Bo calls out and Billie lets him in. Billie tells Bo about how neither Chelsea nor Abby is here and how Jennifer called. Bo relays the news of Jacks prognosis. Billie tells Bo about Patrick going off to look for Abby and Chelsea and Bo rushes off to intercept Patrick.
Abby decides that its time to go home and Chelsea, after promising to be there for her, offers to take her home. Abby turns her down in favor of being alone for a little while and Chelsea hugs Abby goodbye before sitting down by the pier and sobbing. Patrick finds her and Chelsea rushes over to hug him as she proclaims that shes just found out the most horrible news.
Abby stands alone looking out over the water and Jack finds her. Abby wraps her arms around Jack and sobs.
Chelsea tells Patrick about Jacks disease and prognosis. Patrick comforts Chelsea as he notes that Abby and Jennifer must be upset. Chelsea relays how she told Abby to spend as much time as possible with Jack and to have the chance to say goodbye like she never had. Chelsea sobs as she complains over the loss of her parents. Patrick hugs her to try and comfort her but Bo walks up and orders Patrick to get his hands off of Chelsea.
Jennifer wonders why her family is being punished but Hope, partly at a loss for answers, assures her that Jennifer will get through this and she will be there for her. Jennifer cries as she describes how angry and unlike herself Abby was when she ran out. Hope hugs Jennifer. Jennifer hopes Abby is found before she does something crazy.
Abby and Jack return to the house but stop on the front porch to talk. Abby asks Jack how long hes known and he admits that hes known for a few months. Abby is angered by the revelation and Jack explains that hed rather be able to create happy memories instead of a deathwatch. Abby insists that she should have known right away and asks why Jack is treating her like a baby. Jack begs Abby to not push him away but Abby decides that Chelsea was wrong and runs off.
John uses his field glasses to find that Marlenas bedroom light is on but he cant see what is going on. Kate notes how John is guessing that Alex is in the bedroom with Marlena. John vows to kill Alex if that is the case.
Alex points out how Marlena is smiling in the pictures and how they show how happy and in love they were as Marlena looks over them. Alex claims that at the time they were very special to each other. Marlena wants to know everything about when the pictures were taken but Alex takes back the photo album and insists that theyll reminisce more tomorrow. Marlena wishes she could remember something about their life together but Alex promises that now they have plenty of uninterrupted time to work on it and when the memories come back, it will be perfectly clear to Marlena what man she wants to be with.
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