Days of Our Lives Update Monday 10/24/05
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Lucas comes out of the bathroom fresh from the shower and ponders which tie to wear. Sophie, now dressed, comes out of the bedroom and whistles in approval at the sight of Lucas. Lucas laughs and asks Sophie to pick a tie that says power. Sophie tells Lucas that the tie doesnt matter because hell be the one saying power when he kicks ass as the new senior vice-president at Titan. Lucas adds that he has Will to support and cant afford to make a mistake. Sophie asks if Sami helps and Lucas laments that Sami doesnt have a job right now. Lucas adds that with Samis track record he doesnt think anyone will hire her.
Austin confirms to a shocked but ecstatic Sami that he will hire her and see how it goes. Sami vows to do well and considers it a plus that with Austin working and living in Samis apartment, shell be available to him 24/7. Austin assures her that that wont be necessary. Sami gushes about saving money on office space but Austin worries that hell be in the way. Sami gushes about how perfect it is for Austin to take over the spare bedroom but Austin insists that they must set some ground rules.
Nicole walks in and seems annoyed that Carolina, Mickeys secretary, doesnt automatically recognize her. Nicole identifies herself and explains that she has an appointment with Mickey because he is handling her divorce. Carolina informs Nicole that Mickey had a last minute change in his schedule and is meeting with a VIP from New York who is running late. Nicole scoffs at the thought that someone could be more important than her. Donald Trump walks in and Nicole is instantly starstruck. Donald apologizes to Carolina for keeping Mickey waiting because he had a conference call. Carolina tells Donald that he can go right in. Donald starts to head for Mickeys office but Nicole blocks his path to gush about how much she likes The Apprentice. Donald tries to be polite and quickly get past Nicole but she refuses to move out of the way. Nicole flirts with Donald and mentions how shes about to be divorced from Victor. Donald recognizes Victors name. Nicole claims that she and Victor had some wonderful years but then grew apart. Donald keeps trying to get past Nicole but she isnt budging. Nicole offers to go out on a date and Donald refers to as Mrs. Kiriakis. Nicole begs him to use her maiden name of Walker. Donald turns Nicole down for the date by pointing out that hes happily married and turns her down for a job by pointing out that he already has all the apprentices he needs. Donald jokingly offers to set Nicole up with Martha Stewart. Nicole nervously chuckles and finally steps aside. Donald makes a 2-fingered peace sign style wave goodbye to Nicole and steps inside Mickeys office.
Frankie walks in and greets Nicole with an explanation that hes helping Mickey since Mickey is busy with Donald today. Nicole asks why Donald is here but Frankie evades the question. Nicole complains that her case is being dumped on the new guy and asks if Frankie even knows anything about her situation. Frankie holds up Nicoles case file and assures her that he just got up to speed. Frankie flips through the file and declares that he has some bad news for Nicole.
Chelsea stops by to see Bo. Chelsea tells Bo about how bad and helpless she feels for Abby and Bo tells her that she is a good friend to Abby and the only thing she can really do is be there for Abby. Chelsea complains that if Hope were here, shed be claiming that Chelsea is a spoiled brat. Bo isnt sure how to respond to that.
Hope stops by to see Jennifer and apologizes for dropping in because she knew if she had called, Jennifer would have said she wasnt up for company. Jennifer assures Hope that if she were company, she would have said that but she welcomes Hope as her family. Hope listens with concern as Jennifer describes how shes afraid shell have a nervous breakdown while trying to remain strong for everyone. Hope advises Jennifer not to let the stress overcome her and then brings up her plan to spend the day with Jennifer at the spa. Jennifer turns Hope down and claims that she has to spend every minute she can with Jack. Jack, having heard Jennifers comment from the top of the stairs, thinks that he needs Jennifer gone for there is something very important he must do before he dies.
Hope acknowledges that Jennifer wouldnt want to leave Jack and how frivolous a spa day sounds right now but urges Jennifer to accept her offer. Hope, having looked over Jennifers shoulder and spotted Jack coming downstairs, adds that Jack would agree and Jack confirms this as he joins them. Jennifer tells Jack that she doesnt feel right about it but Jack insists that Jennifer needs to help him by helping herself. Jennifer reluctantly agrees and steps out of the room to grab her things. Jack thanks Hope for doing this and pulls out his money as he instructs Hope to give Jennifer the works at the spa. Hope tells Jack to put away his money because everything is on her. Jack tells Hope how much they appreciate her love and support for it will mean even more after he is gone. Hope insists that the Hortons stick together and hugs Jack as she assures him that they will be there for both Jennifer and Jack no matter what happens.
Bo points out that Hope never said Chelsea was a spoiled brat. Chelsea claims that Hope meant it when shes referred to her as immature and irresponsible. Bo claims that Hope only wants the best for Chelsea and knows that Chelsea is a kind loving person who just had to put up with a lot more than any 18 year old should. Chelsea is suddenly happy again as she flatters Bo by claiming he understands and is cool. Bo brings up how he still doesnt approve of Patrick. Chelsea insists that Patrick is sweet and giving and is always there to help him out. Bo wants to know how Patrick has helped Chelsea out. Chelsea explains that Patrick helps her out when she needs something and is short on cash. Bo hates hearing this and demands that Chelsea not take anything else from Patrick. Chelsea claims that she feels bad always asking Bo and Billie for things when Bo has his own family to support. Bo points out that that family includes Chelsea so Chelsea changes her argument to how Billie and Hope already think shes a loser whereas Patrick doesnt judge her. Bo insists that Chelsea can count on her parents for anything at any time and asks what happened to the $250 he gave her the other day. Bo is shocked to hear that Chelsea has spent it all already. Chelsea claims that some of the money went to Abbys fundraiser and then lists all the female clothing items she needed to buy. Bo, not wishing to hear more about what young ladies wear, believes that to be where all of the money went since girls clothes must be more expensive than boys clothes. Chelsea complains that its also expensive having to pay for dry cleaning and getting your hair cut and wishes she were born a boy. Bo insists he loves having a daughter and pulls out his wallet. Chelsea acts surprised that Bo is giving her more money but enthusiastically thanks him with a hug when he forks over another $250. Chelsea asks Bo that they keep this a secret and not tell Billie but just then Billie walks in having overheard through the slightly open door and demands to know what the secret is she was going to be left out on.
Sami asks what the ground rules are. Austin insists that during business hours, he must be seen as Samis boss and not let their personal relationship interfere in any way. Sami insists that she can handle that and be professional. Austin adds that after work, they can go back to being friends and sharing all expenses equally. Sami completely agrees. Austin doesnt want to complicate their personal or professional life with any relationship that is more than platonic. Sami laughs when she realizes what Austin is getting at and assures him that he is right. Sami is anxious to start working. Austin mentions having to go meet Mickey to do some paperwork. Sami offers to accompany him but Austin tells her to relax now since there will be more work to do later. Sami jokingly salutes Austin and he leaves. Sami is confident that her luck is about to change now that shes living and working with Austin.
Mickey escorts Donald out of his office and thanks him for the sizable donation made to the Horton foundation. Donald insists on the importance of giving back and wishes the foundation a happy 40th anniversary. Mickey thanks Donald for taking time out to visit Salem and Donald says hes heard so much about the town that he had to come see it for himself. Mickey jokes about the towns cast of colorful characters and how they could have their own reality show. Donald retorts that it would be better as a soap opera even though he doesnt think anyone would believe it. Mickey laughs and leaves the office to check if Donalds car is ready. Nicole rushes over to Donald and sells her business sense including references to being able to give Carolyn, George, and Omarosa a run for their money if she were allowed to work under Donald. Donald tells Nicole that she has an interesting proposition and promises to get back to her. Nicole cant believe what shes hearing and asks if he really means it. Donald says he does and Nicole still cant believe it so she asks again. This time Donald says no and leaves.
Frankie walks up and suggests that he and Nicole head into the office to discuss the divorce now. Nicole, now annoyed, heads into the office with Frankie following. Nicole now takes her anger out on Frankie claiming to be upset that Mickey passed her off on some low-level part-time associate. Frankie assures Nicole that he is an experienced and accomplished attorney. Frankie turns talk to Nicoles case and Nicole repeats his earlier comment about things not looking good. Frankie explains that Victor, being of unlimited funds, is out for blood and refuses to settle unless Nicole accepts a very minimal cash payout. Nicole asks for an explanation and Frankie explains the terms as Nicole getting no alimony and no right whatsoever to the Kiriakis estate. Nicole is infuriated at the offer and demands that she wont walk away with any less than what she got from leaving Lucas. Frankie tells Nicole that if she thinks she is going to get $5 million out of Victor, shes dreaming.
Lucas says goodbye to Sophie at the door. Lucas offers to have Sophie call him if she needs anything more and she tells him to call her too. Sophie kisses Lucas but then they both deepen the kiss. Sami walks by on her way back to her apartment and stands with her mouth agape as she watches them kiss.
Sami continues to watch Lucas and Sophie kiss. Sophie thanks Lucas again for last night and walks off. Sami walks up to Lucas and angrily confronts him about moving on so quickly. Lucas keeps his cool as he suggests that Sami think about moving on as well. Sami shows off by telling Lucas about her new job. Lucas is surprised that someone would actually hire Sami. Sami describes her new job as the right hand of the CEO in a new start up company. Lucas is skeptical and demands to know the name of the CEO. Lucas is angered to hear Sami proclaim that its Austin.
Chelsea accuses Billie of following her but Billie insists she only came over to speak with Bo. Billie asks about the secret and Bo claims that they were merely having a father/daughter talk that was no big deal. Chelsea insists it was a big deal to her, thanks Bo again, and leaves. Billie asks about Chelsea and Bo explains that Chelsea is upset about Jack and Abby. Billie wishes that Chelsea would come to her to talk since she is just as upset about Jack. Bo advises Billie to give Chelsea more time to come around but Billie doesnt think that will happen because Chelsea sees her as the bad guy since she refuses to spoil her. Bo claims that giving Chelsea a gift every now and again isnt bad and tells Billie about his conversation with Chelsea about watching her spending. Billie is glad that Bo got to talk to her because Chelsea listens to him. Bo reiterates that he doesnt want Chelsea going to Patrick for anything because eventually hell want something in return. Billie insists that after talking to both Chelsea and Patrick, she believes that Patrick was only comforting Chelsea. Bo is still convinced that Patrick was coming on to Chelsea. Billie insists that she knows that cant be the case because Patrick has been coming on to her.
A female spa worker brings Hope and Jennifer their robes and a list of services they provide before walking away. Hope and Jennifer look over the list and Jennifer is worried that they are spending too much money on the expensive treatments. Hope refuses to take no for an answer. Hope wraps her arm around Jennifer and they head off to change into the robes as they talk of plans to get everything done.
Hope and Jennifer enter the changing room and Jennifer decides shes only going to get a basic massage and then head home to be with Jack. Hope protests and admits that she promised Jack that she would keep Jennifer here long enough to actually relax. Jennifer wonders whether there is something Jack isnt telling her.
Jack works on the computer. He leans back in the chair as he finds what he has been looking for. Jack proclaims that this is the best way to go as long as Jennifer doesnt find out about it.
Mickey concludes his meeting with Austin by having Carolina get Austin the papers hell need to fill out for his new corporation. Austin shakes Mickeys hand in thanks and expresses his anxiousness to get the company up and running. Mickey, having read Austins business plans, considers them very ambitious and pulls Austin aside to share his idea on how Austin can get some help.
Nicole comes storming out of the office followed by Frankie and yells at him about how she should be compensated for how she ran Titan and kept it afloat while Victor was gone. Nicole whips around in surprise when Austin, him and Mickey having witnessed Nicoles speech, agrees with Nicole. Nicole is appreciative of Austins confidence in her abilities and complains that Austin is the only man whos never let her down unlike her lawyers. Mickey whispers in Frankies ear a warning that Nicole is too hot to handle. Frankie whispers back that he can handle Nicole. Mickey introduces Frankie to Austin. Austin asks to speak to Nicole in private. Nicole is intrigued by the request.
Sami delights in Lucas reaction to her news and gloats about how Austins company is going to compete with Basic Black and Titan and how she is going to be Austins new assistant. Lucas thinks Austin is crazy and is making a huge mistake by hiring Sami. Sami is angry that Lucas cant be happy for her and accuses him of wanting her to fail. Lucas insists he wants to see Sami succeed but is still skeptical about Austin and Sami working together given their history together. Sami insists that Austin was the only one to stand by her after their wedding fiasco and now she is paying him back by having him live and work out of her apartment. Sami tries to maintain her tough attitude as Lucas starts to laugh.
Billie insists that Patrick was not and is not coming on to Chelsea. Bo refers to Patrick as a creep when he warns Billie to be aware of what she is doing by getting involved with him. Billie asks Bo to at least trust her if he cant trust Patrick. Bo replies that its Billies life and he cant do anything about it. Bo warns that if Billie is wrong about Patrick, Chelsea is going to be the one to suffer.
Chelsea arrives at the spa and the same woman welcomes her and hands her the list of services as well. Chelsea recalls Bos warning about only using the money for necessities. Chelsea tells the woman that she might as well live it up since you only live once.
Jennifer concludes getting a hot rock massage in a room full of fragrant oils and burning incense as Hope sits by and watches. The masseuse leaves them alone to talk. Jennifer thanks Hope but laments that it didnt help her become 100% relaxed because she is still worried about what Jack may be plotting. Hope asks why Jennifer fears that Jack is up to something because she cant imagine what it could be. Jennifer insists that while she cant figure it out, she has a feeling that Jack is up to something. Hope comments that at this point, youd think Jack would be done with all his secrets. Jennifer, knowing Jack, is confident that hell try to find some way to soften the blow of his death.
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Jack has decided that what hes found on the computer is the way hes going to go. Jack realizes hes going to need help and calls Billie to come over. Billie fears that Jack is calling because something is wrong but Jack says that he is fine as long as Billie can help him and adds that its a matter of life and death.
Mickey shares his appreciation for Frankies help. Frankie is simply glad to be working with Mickey again. Mickey recalls how they once worked together at a hospital fundraiser. Mickey laments about how messy the Kiriakis divorce will be and then shocks Frankie with the news that John wants his help since Marlena is seeking a divorce. Frankie likens the long lastingness of John and Marlenas relationship to what he thought would be for Jack and Jennifer. Frankie confirms that all of Jacks insurance and investments are in order. Mickey is glad that Frankie is here for both Jack and Jennifer and adds that Jennifer has confided that having Frankie around is a real comfort. Frankie insists that he cares about them. Mickey admits that he and Maggie once thought Frankie would be the one married to Jennifer now. Mickey hopes that Frankie will be there for Jennifer once Jack is gone and Frankie assures him that he promised Jack that he would.
Carolina brings Austin a cup of coffee and then steps away. Nicole is confident that Austins new company will become a huge success. Austin shares his hopes about competing against Titan and Basic Black. Austin commends Nicole on her work at Titan while Victor was gone. Nicole becomes sad at the reminder of working with Brady and now him being gone. Austin declares to Nicole that he has a proposition for her.
Lucas sarcastically thanks Sami for making him laugh. Sami does her best to maintain a strong front. Lucas claims not to care that Austin and Sami are going to be spending so much time together because he believes that its only a matter of time before they are at each others throats. Sami insists that she and Austin get along and are friends. Lucas points out that Sami has no friends. Sami turns to head back to her apartment but Lucas calls her back. Lucas demands to know what Sami has on Nicole. Sami gloats about having enough to make Nicoles life miserable. Lucas tells Sami to leave Nicole alone and Sami, though shocked that Lucas suddenly cares what happens to Nicole, claims that Nicole will be fine as long as she stays out of her face. Sami insults Sophie by calling her a cheap floozy and tries to insult Lucas by accusing him of having Will see him with Sophie. Lucas defends Sophie and points out again that Will spent the night at his friends house. Sami claims to be only looking out for Will for he belongs with her. Lucas throws it back in Samis face by pointing out that Will doesnt want to be with her and she only has herself to blame. Sami runs into her apartment and slams the door shut so Lucas doesnt see her cry.
Jack waits anxiously for when Billie finally knocks on the door. Jack ushers Billie in and asks her to promise to keep an even bigger secret to the grave. Billie immediately voices her refusal and explains how bad she felt having to keep the first secret from Jennifer. Billie begs Jack not to do that to her again. Jack claims to understand. Billie still doesnt want to refuse to help Jack and demands to know when she senses that he is up to something. Jack insists that Billie promise to keep it a secret first and after a few moments of consideration, Billie reluctantly promises.
Bo notes how he now only has a couple bucks in his wallet and laments about how cranky Billie and Hope are going to get when they find out he gave Chelsea another $250. Bo believes that Chelsea will keep her promise and only spend the money on what she needs. Bo pockets his wallet and heads out.
Chelsea tells the lady that she would like the platinum package and lists the several treatments that are included. The lady asks how Chelsea is planning on paying for this and Hope walks out of the changing room just in time to see Chelsea hand over the wad of cash Bo gave her.
Austin returns and Sami comes out of the bedroom to greet him. Sami asks about the meeting and Austin informs her that he got all the paperwork done and he hired a new executive vice-president that Sami will have to report to. Sami is surprised but quickly assures Austin that she is willing to work with anyone. Austin is relieved to hear Sami say that. Sami asks who the new vice president is. Nicole appears in the doorway and tells Sami to say hello to her new boss. Lucas walks by on his way out having witnessed the newest company change and sarcastically remarks that this cant miss. Sami looks back and forth between Lucas and Nicole in a panic.
Mickey and Frankie discuss their hopes for a decent settlement for Nicole and how they wish she can pick up the pieces and move on. Frankie hopes the same for Jennifer once Jack is gone.
Jennifer looks at herself in a handheld mirror as she brushes her hair. Jennifer tears up as she vows to stand by Jack and make every second count with him. Jennifer urges Jack to hang on for anything is possible while he is still alive.
Billie demands to know the big secret. Jack makes Billie promise yet again and then reveals that he wants her to help him commit suicide.
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