Days of Our Lives Update Friday 10/28/05
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Sami jots down notes as Austin tells her his plans to set up both their computers so that they can be run on the same network. Sami laments that Nicole doesnt have a computer and Austin says he can afford to buy her one. Sami admits to having a hard time working with Nicole but Austin insists its his company and his call. Sami complains that Austin didnt talk to her before asking Nicole to move in. Austin says he was under the impression that this was their apartment now. Austin assures Sami that once they get up and running, Nicole will want to move out on her own. Austin tells Sami that he appreciates all of her sacrifices and Sami is confident that the company will make them billionaires. Sami grabs a laptop from the boxes of office equipment and starts to set it up on the desk while Austin works at the table. Nicole comes in dragging a heavy box and asking Austin for help. Austin rushes over to help despite Samis efforts to complain to Nicole about interrupting their busy work. Nicole spots the cleared off desk and laptop and rushes right over to claim it. Sami protests but Nicole insists that it isnt practical because Sami will be fielding their calls and instead knows the exact place for Sami.
Lucas office at Titan:
Lucas sets a picture of him and Will behind Maggies believe in yourself gift on the counter behind his desk. Victor walks in to welcome Lucas back to Titan and Lucas assures Victor that Austins new company cant compete with him. Marie, the secretary, brings Lucas a vase of flowers that were just delivered for him. Victor makes Lucas uncomfortable when he suggests that the flowers could be from Sami.
Hope is still angry with Bo for giving Chelsea money that she frivolously spent without ever discussing it with her. Bo thinks that Hope is upset because money is tight. Hope insists it isnt about the money and warns that while they should be able to give Chelsea money whenever she needs it, she cant keep hitting Bo up every time she wants a spa treatment or shell be completely out of control.
Jack brings up the assisted suicide site on his computer again but quickly clicks it away when Jennifer returns with a wheat grass protein shake and the bottles of vitamins she wants him to take as part of the holistic treatment. Jack grimaces as he sniffs the protein shake and jokes that Jennifer is trying to hasten his death by constantly feeding him wheat grass. Jennifer insists that it has incredible health benefits and promises to try and fix the taste. Jack hesitantly takes a sip from the shake but gags and refuses to do it anymore.
Alex tells Frankie to advise John that Marlena will only deal with him through her lawyer. John declares that this is going to end and turns Alex to face him when Alex tries to turn away. Frankie rushes over to break up the ensuing fight and Marlena puts the clock down on the table by the door before echoing Frankies sentiment for John to stop. John finally stops when Marlena joins Alex at his side to get in Johns face and make him stop.
Marlena steps in between Alex and John to keep them from fighting again and Frankie suggests that he and John leave. Alex advises John to listen to Frankie and threatens to follow through on the restraining order. Marlena looks at Alex in amazement. John begs Marlena to believe that she would never have asked for the divorce if Alex hadnt brainwashed her. Alex yells at John to get out. Marlena tears up as she begs John to leave. John agrees to leave but promises that hell be back.
Frankie and John step out into the hall. John cant stand the idea of leaving Marlena in there with Alex but Frankie insists that John doesnt have much choice. John, enraged, vows to break Alexs face if he breaks up him and Marlena. Frankie warns John that if he did so, hed be making a big mistake. John notes how Alex is manipulating Marlenas mind into doing his will and adds how Stefano was never able to turn Marlena against him.
Alex holds up the pendant and uses the remote to turn on the music box style music. Alex sits down across from Marlena and declares that it is time for her to forget John.
Bo makes Hope happy by promising to straighten Chelsea out for spending his money at the spa and for refusing to fork over another penny until they do straighten her out. Hope complains to Bo about Shawns life and Bo points out that Shawn has been doing well these past few months and is only unhappy because of Belle. Hope admits that while she wanted Shawn and Belle to work out, they cant run Shawns life for him. Bo tells Hope about Shawns new job as a mechanic. Hope isnt happy to hear that Shawn isnt making more of himself like they didnt get to do. Bo insists that being cops is an honest living and nothing to be ashamed of. Hope complains that Chelsea is ashamed of it. Bo protests but Hope complains that at times she feels like she, Shawn, and Zach are not Bos priority.
Jack apologizes for snapping at Jennifer but angrily insists that hes had enough wheat grass and vitamins in the past 24 hours to last a lifetime and then quips that for him thats appropriate since his lifetime is about over. Jennifer begs Jack to understand that she wants him here for his family as long as he can be. Jack agrees to do all the holistic stuff Jennifer asks him to do for her behalf. Jack takes a handful of pills that Jennifer holds out for him and forcefully washes it down with a gulp of wheat grass protein shake. Jack wishes he could wash it down with pizza but Jennifer refuses to let him have any since it isnt healthy. Jack wants to consider it his one last craving, which upsets Jennifer. Jennifer asks why Jack is acting this way when everyone else has been saying that he still has months to live.
Lucas face falls as he reads the card. Lucas informs Marie and Victor that the flowers are from Sophie and not Sami. Marie leaves. Victor assures Lucas that he wouldnt have hired him if he didnt think he were up to the task. Lucas admits that he knows Victor asked Austin first but now thinks that Nicole and Sami working together will be lethal for Austins company. Victor warns that Austin and Nicole can be quite the team as long as Nicole limits her martinis. Lucas asks for his impression of Sami and Victor warns that Sami may be out to prove something to Lucas and Sami and Nicole working together under Austins direction could prove to be Lucas undoing.
Austin brings in the rest of Nicoles boxes and Sami fights back the urge to gag from the smell. Nicole admits that the items were garbage for the few moments in between Victor throwing it out and her retrieving it all. Sami is furious that Nicole has brought this crap into her home but Nicole insists that its now their home. Nicole pulls out one of her blouses and claims that its worth more than Samis entire wardrobe. Austin brings in another box just as Sami protests to Nicoles insult about not being the same clothing size. Sami complains to Austin about Nicole turning the apartment into a flea market but Austin urges her to give it time. The three agree that during the day they are solely productive professionals and then roommates at night. Austin leaves to get the rest of Nicoles boxes. Sami heads over to the desk to claim that this space is her work area. Nicole walks over to the kitchen and suggests that Sami move her work area there so she can make coffee. Sami refuses to move. Nicole continues to plead her case as Austin comes back in. Austin hands Nicole her new laptop, insists that Sami gets to stay where she is, adds that hell be set up at the table, and directs Nicole to her work area over by the door so that he will be in between them. Austin demands that Nicole and Sami shake hands and promise that theyll do the best they can to get along as roommates. Nicole smiles and extends her hand but Sami looks back and forth between them and is appalled at the suggestion.
Bo admits that he may be trying to make up for lost time when it comes to Chelsea. Hope insists that Bo needs to set limits and discipline for Chelsea. Hope gloats about being right about Chelsea. Bo defends Chelseas actions by claiming that Chelsea deserved to splurge at the spa after using the previous money on work clothes and charity donations. Hope explains that the problem lies in the fact that Chelsea lied and that Bo cant buy Chelseas love or hell create a monster. Hope suggests that Bo already has created a monster in Chelsea.
Jennifer demands to know if Jacks condition is worse than hes telling her. Jack downs the bulk of his shake to wash down more of the vitamins before insisting that that isnt the case. Jennifer warns Jack not to placate her because she will find out the truth but Jack insists that hes telling the truth. Jack insists that he is going to die no matter what they do but Jennifer insists that shell still pray for a miracle or a medical breakthrough and shoves the vitamins and shake back in his face as she demands that he take them. Jack takes the last of the vitamins and washes them down with two big gulps of the protein shake. Jennifer takes the glass back into the kitchen and promises to order him a pizza. Jack gags from the taste of the shake and starts to take the pills out of where he hid them inside his mouth but decides to swallow them fully when he spots Jennifers picture on the end table. Jack decides that he cant keep putting Jennifer through this and rushes over to the computer to send off a message asking the site owners to call him to talk more about death with dignity. Jack fears hes been found out when Jennifer comes back in and yells at him.
Frankie suggests using evidence that proves Marlena is incompetent in order to have John claim power of attorney but John insists that Marlenas only under Alexs control and their only chance is to discredit Alex. Frankie insists that there must be someway to undo the damage but John points out how he still cant get his memory back thanks to Dimera and if it werent for Marlena coming into his life, he wouldnt have what he was able to get thus far. Frankie urges John to hold on to that feeling because there has to be something inside Marlena to remind her of their relationship.
Alex holds up the pendant and the music box style music continues to play as Alex tells Marlena that John is too angry and possessive and therefore not good for Marlena. Marlena looks over at the clock and as it chimes, she flashes back to when John gave it to her. Marlena asks Alex if he could be wrong about John.
Frankie calls for the elevator and steps into it when it arrives. John is about to follow but stops suddenly and looks back at the penthouse door. John inhales deeply and tells Marlena to remember their love and all the good times they shared.
Marlena flashes back to the events during her and Johns wedding day.
Jack closes the laptop and pretends to not know of what Jennifer is referring to. Jack breathes a sigh of relief when Jennifer explains that she had been reminiscing about how she used to order pizzas with weird topping combinations back when she was pregnant with Abby. Jack says that Jennifer is one craving hell never get enough of and they kiss.
Victor admits that Nicole was that good when she was at Titan and now knows all of Titans secrets. Lucas is still angry that Austin even hired Nicole and thinks that Austins new company is a recipe for disaster. Victor points out that Sami and Nicole have already shown that theyll do whatever it takes to get what they want. Victor thinks Austin was smart to hire Sami and Nicole and warns Lucas not to underestimate them. Lucas warns that they should also not underestimate him.
Austin reminds Sami of her promise to get along with Nicole. Sami complains that the circumstances have changed because of Nicole bringing her foul smelling things in here. Nicole fires back by insulting the stash of junk Sami keeps in the spare bedroom. Austin threatens to rethink his decision so Sami unwillingly agrees to try and work things out. Sami pitches the idea to Austin of having the Spectator do a series of articles on Austin and the company to let people know that he is back in Salem and starting a new company. Nicole sees that Austin likes the idea so she interrupts to suggest that instead of the newspaper, they should do a televised press conference. Austin likes that idea even better and credits his decision to hire them both by claiming that their opposite viewpoints make them a terrific team. Sami glares at Nicole as Nicole gloats about being able to build on any of Samis ideas. Sami fumes as Nicole and Austin turn to her with requests for coffee but heads into the kitchen anyway. Sami eavesdrops as Nicole pulls Austin aside to suggest that he not mention working with Sami during the press conference because people still see her as Stan. Sami becomes determined to find a way to get Nicole out of here.
Bo is angry that Hope would call Chelsea a monster. Bo complains that Chelsea feels that Hope hates her but Hope insists that she wants to give their relationship a fair shot. They decide not to fight anymore and Hope picks up the phone to call Jennifer. Bo teases her about changing the subject and Hope playfully elbows him as he walks past her and into the other room.
Brady house & Deveraux house:
Jennifer and Jack stop kissing so Jennifer can answer the phone. Jennifer assures Hope that they are fine and invites her and Bo over to join them for pizza. Hope turns her down at first but agrees when Jennifer insists.
Hope hangs up the phone and informs Bo as he comes back into the room that they are heading over to Jennifers house for pizza. Bo asks if they can call a truce and Hope was under the impression that they already had. Bo assures Hope that theyll get through this just like they always do and they kiss.
Alex paces the living room before settling to lean on the back of the couch behind Marlena as he insists that any further contact with John will cause her irreparable damage. Marlena flashes back to making love with John. Alex makes a phone call to order the restraining order for Marlena against John. Alex quickly ends the call with a demand to have the order filed first thing in the morning and rushes to Marlenas side when he spots her heading for the door.
Marlena steps out into the hallway and is joyfully surprised to see John still there (Frankie is holding the elevator doors open.) John explains that he couldnt bring himself to get into the elevator. Marlena asks John if hed like to spend time with her and he said he would like some time alone with her. Alex arrives at Marlenas side and orders her back inside the penthouse but Marlena refuses in favor of spending time with John. Alex warns that that would be a terrible mistake but Marlena insists that she and John must get this resolved and asks John when he wanted to go out. John says right now so Marlena heads inside to change.
Frankie warns Alex to stay away and Alex claims that John will ruin Marlenas recovery. John claims that Alex has done a good job of that already and then tells Frankie to make sure that Alex doesnt follow them. Marlena comes back out of the penthouse now in an evening gown and takes Johns arm as he leads her onto the elevator. Frankie remains behind and watches Alex.
Bo and Hope arrive and Bo thanks Jennifer and Jack for having them over. Jennifer mentions that the pizza should arrive at any moment and Hope jokingly asks if they ordered the pregnancy pizza. Jennifer laughs and admits that she and Jack were just talking about that. Jacks joke about how the pregnancy pizza would kill him faster than anything makes everyone stare at each other uncomfortably instead of laugh. Bo asks Jack how hes feeling and Jack wraps his arm around Jennifers shoulder as he claims to be cherishing every moment with his friends and family. The doorbell rings and Jack rushes over to get it. Hope and Bo offer to chip in but Jennifer refuses. Jennifer directs Bo to the beer in the fridge and he heads into the kitchen to get it. Hope asks Jennifer how Jack is really doing and Jennifer insists that while Jack doesnt want her to get her hopes up, she wont stop praying for a miracle. The phone rings and Jennifer jumps at the sound before confiding to Hope that she keeps hoping the phone ringing means a doctor is calling with good news. Jack rushes to pay the pizza delivery guy before Jennifer can answer the phone.
Lucas gathers his things and tells Victor that he is going to go scope out the competition but assures him that hell do whatever it takes to win. Victor tells Lucas that he has high hopes for him because hes got the right attitude for succeeding in business.
Sami brings Austin a computer disc of the companys customer list that she downloaded and Austin tells her to put it on Nicoles desk since shes the one who needs it. Sami does so while Nicole is in the kitchen and Sami notices Nicoles proposal sitting on her desk. Sami skims it and once realizing that its really good shows it to Austin but claims that its her own work. Austin skims it over and is amazed at what he believes to be Samis good work. Nicole comes out of the kitchen to complain to Sami that they are out of coffee creamer and taunts Sami with the fact that some foods specifically for Will are in the kitchen still. Sami complains that they arent supposed to talk about personal issues during business hours and Austin returns the proposal to Nicoles desk as he insists that things be kept professional. Nicole rolls her eyes and heads back to her desk as Sami picks up Austins coffee cup to refill it. Nicole, not knowing that Austin believes the proposal to be Samis work, asks for his opinion on it. Nicole seems confused when Austins reply is to ask for her opinion. Since it is Nicoles work, she says she thinks its great and Austin is surprised that Nicole would think Samis work doesnt even need changing. Sami returns Austins now full coffee cup before returning to her desk. Nicole begins to think something is up and spots the picture of Lucas, Sami, and Will on Samis mantel. Nicole asks Sami to get her a spoon, a napkin, and diet sweetener. Sami looks annoyed at the request but heads into the kitchen anyway. While Sami is preoccupied in the kitchen, Nicole puts the photo on Samis desk, types something on Samis computer, and then rushes back over to her own desk. Sami brings the requested items to Nicoles desk and then heads back to her desk. Nicole watches as Sami sits down at her computer and reads that Nicole typed, Dear Mom, I never want to see you again. Have a lousy life Will so that it looks like a real note from Will. Sami starts to cry but maintains her composure long enough to walk out of the apartment. Austin wants to know what is wrong but Nicole claims to have no idea.
Nicole complains that Sami is taking too long of a break and has a tendency to go on permanent breaks in an effort to seek a new secretary. Austin insists that Nicole must give Sami a chance and learn to get along. Nicole claims that she can but thinks that Sami will soon self-destruct like always.
Lucas steps off the elevator and spots a sobbing Sami. Sami tells Lucas not to act like he cares because she knows he hates her. Lucas insists that he still loves Sami.
Frankie continues to keep an eye on Alex. Alex insists that he cant be kept here against his will. Frankie tells Alex to give it up because Marlena will get her memory back and when she does, shell want to be with John again. Alex darts out of the penthouse and Frankie runs after him.
John and Marlena are now seated at a table and a waitress brings them their drinks. Marlena asks if they used to come here often and John tells her about how they loved to come here when it was Tuscany. John explains that he didnt want Marlena to feel any pressure. Marlena suddenly looks sad and John enquires as to what is wrong. Marlena explains that she is feeling confused and doesnt know whether shes really having any memories or not. John tells her not to rush for just being alone out with him tonight is a major breakthrough. Marlena asks to hear some magic words that will help her make sense of this. John leans in and kisses Marlenas hand as he says that the magic words are I love you. Marlenas eyes fill with tears and she smiles.
Jack rushes to pay the delivery guy as Jennifer answers the phone. Bo comes back with the drinks and sees that Hope is sad so he obliges her request to hold her. Jack yells that hell answer the phone as he rushes back into the living room with the pizza. Jennifer has a hard time hearing what the caller is saying until Jack returns to her side. Jennifer whips around to face Jack and confronts him about the callers claim to be calling in reference to suicide.
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