Days of Our Lives Update Wednesday 11/2/05
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Lucas is working at his computer when Will comes in from having attended Arthurs Halloween party. Lucas asks him about the party but Will locks himself in his room without saying a word. Concerned, Lucas demands that Will open the door to tell him what happened. Will opens the door but says he doesnt want to talk about it. Lucas presses him for the information and Will explains that he is upset over the best costume winner as he pulls out a store bought version of the Stan disguise.
Sami sits down at her desk to try and resume work but ends up glancing over at the picture of her, Lucas, and Will still sitting on her desk. Sami flashes back to Lucas admitting that he still loves her. Sami picks up the picture and smiles at the idea that theres still a chance for the three of them to be a family. Nicole puts the picture face down on the desk and tells Sami to stop daydreaming. Nicole hands Sami a folder of contacts that she wants entered into the computer. Sami takes the folder and puts it aside with the claim that shell do it in the morning. Nicole demands that Sami do the specified work now but Sami claims that she is busy now. Nicole doesnt buy that Sami is really busy so Sami claims that shes on a break now. Sami tries to walk away but Nicole grabs her arm to demand that she do it now. Sami yells at Nicole to get off and their argument becomes loud enough for Austin to come storming out of the bathroom to inquire what is going on. Nicole claims that Sami is simply refusing to do her job but Sami insists he is on a break. Nicole and Sami are both shocked when Austin declares that hiring them both was a bad idea and if they cant get along, then they are both fired.
Belle sits on the edge of the bed and sobs. Belle asks herself why she keeps feeling bad all the time. Philip moves from his place on the stairs to the bedside where he makes his presence known. Belle asks him why she isnt getting better and curls up on the bed. Philip lies on the bed beside Belle and tries to comfort her with the promise that shell get better if she keeps taking her medication. Belle insists that the medicine isnt working but Philip says to give it more time. Philip suggests that Belle try and sleep but Belle says she cant sleep because she is afraid shell just wake up and still feel like this. Philip asks that Belle talk to him about how she is feeling. Belle explains that she feels helpless because while mentally she knows that she should go down and comfort Claire when she cries but she just wanted her to stop. Philip points out that Claire did stop crying but then explains that its quiet because Shawn and Mimi took Claire to stay with them tonight so he can take care of her. Belle is outraged that Shawn and Mimi took Claire.
Shawn opens the door so they can get inside and Shawn suggests setting up the crib before Claire falls asleep again. Mimi is frantic to pass Claire back to Shawn so she offers to be the one to set up the crib. Shawn offers to do it instead since Claire looks so content in Mimis arms. Mimi begs Shawn to take Claire now.
Mimi begs Shawn to take Claire and he does. Shawn questions whether Mimi is really okay with babysitting but Mimi claims that she insisted on setting up the crib because she doubted Shawn could do it correctly. Mimi thinks they should use a bouncy seat left in their loft instead. Mimi puts the bottle of milk into the fridge so it doesnt spoil. Shawn apologizes again for volunteering to baby-sit before asking Mimi. Mimi asks that they not talk about it anymore. Shawn notes how Claire has already fallen asleep and places her in the bouncy seat. Shawn mentions going to take a shower but Mimi frantically begs him not to leave her alone with Claire.
Philip doesnt understand why Claire cant stay with Shawn and Mimi tonight. Belle fears that Claire is going to think that theyve abandoned her. Philip insists that Claire is with people who love her. Belle says she worries about Claire because she hasnt been able to be there for her. Philip assures Belle that they will get through this and Belle promises to keep taking her medicine and get better. Philip tries to help take care of Belle by offering to get her various things but Belle turns them all down. Philip offers to lie with Belle and just spend time together but Belle demands to be left alone.
Will complains about how this is the second Halloween that people are dressing up as Sami and considering her a freak. Lucas apologizes to Will for his having to go through that but Will claims it isnt his fault. Lucas admits that Sami has made horrible mistakes in the past but insists that Sami never meant to hurt Will. Will is shocked that Lucas is defending Sami and acting like he still loves her. Lucas admits that he never stopped loving Sami.
Austin returns to see if Sami and Nicole have been able to work things out. Sami and Nicole each claims that the other should be the one to get fired. Austin stops the argument and asks Sami to first explain what happened. Sami claims she was sitting at her desk thinking of new ideas for the company but Nicole scoffs. Austin yells at Nicole for interrupting. Sami claims that the photo and how it reminded her of her freakish life distracted her. Nicole refutes the claim by describing Sami as sitting there doing nothing and staring off into space. Austin asks Nicole to leave him alone with Sami and Nicole objects at first for fear of not being able to set the record straight when Sami starts with her woe is me stories. Nicole reluctantly heads into her bedroom to unpack but remains listening from the other side of the door. Austin asks Sami why she attacked Nicole and though Sami denies it at first, Austin reveals that he overheard what Sami said when Nicole asked her to do work and how it was out of line. Sami explains that her reaction was about Lucas and not Nicole and tells Austin about what Lucas told her in the hallway.
Shawn decides that hell take his shower later. Mimi explains that she went from starting to feel okay around Claire to feeling like she couldnt breathe when she thought about being alone with her. Shawn assures her that it will get better. Mimi explains her theory that spending time around Claire would help especially since she loves babies so much. Mimi regrets not knowing that she wouldnt be able to forgive herself when she chose to end her pregnancy. Mimi explains to Shawn that she could barely stand being with Claire in the apartment that she and Rex used to share knowing how they had planned to be raising their own family here. Shawn assures Mimi that she will feel better in time. Mimi complains of being a horrible person because Claire is an innocent baby but she cant stand to be around her. Shawn pulls Mimi close.
Philip refuses to leave Belle alone. Belle complains of feeling tired so Philip asks to pamper Belle until the medication builds up in her system to relieve symptoms like fatigue. Belle thinks she should be taking care of Philip but Philip insists he is fine as long as Belle is fine and offers to draw a hot bubble bath for Belle. Philip has Belle relax on the bed while he draws the bath. Belle clutches Claires baby blanket as she mentions how much she misses Claire. Belle runs her hands through her hair in frustration when she hears Claire crying. Belle grabs the bottle of pills and dumps them all out into her hand. Philip comes rushing back into the bedroom and yells at Belle to stop.
Austin has a hard time believing that Lucas told Sami that he still loves her. Sami insists that isnt making this up and apologizes for being touchy with Nicole. Austin insists that Sami and Nicole need to work closely together over the next few months and have to put their personal feelings aside. Sami promises that it wont happen again. Sami asks Austin to talk to Lucas for her but Austin refuses to get involved. Sami promises to input the contacts when she gets back from taking out the trash and speaking with Lucas. Sami leaves. Nicole comes out and acts surprised to hear that Sami went to talk to Lucas. Austin makes Nicole promise to also try harder to get along with Sami. Nicole suggests that Sami is still in love with Lucas but Austin isnt surprised at this news. Austin replies that its never easy giving up on someone you love. Nicole realizes that Austin is no longer talking about Sami and Lucas and begs to know whom the person is that Austin gave up on.
Will is shocked that Lucas still loves Sami. Lucas says that a part of him will always love her especially since she gave him Will. Will asks why Lucas doesnt try to work out his problems with Sami if he still loves her. Lucas doesnt think its that simple but Will tells Lucas not to give up on Sami without trying if he still really loves her. Sami walks in having overhead and begs Lucas to give their relationship another chance.
Mimi apologizes for freaking out on Shawn. Shawn suggests that Mimi try talking to someone about her feelings but Mimi complains that any time she tried, shed suddenly have no choices and now if shed only been honest, she could have had her own little Claire. Shawn suggests adopting and Mimi agrees that she needs to focus on the present and the future. Mimi thanks Shawn for making things seem not so bad. Mimi starts to feel better and tells Shawn to go ahead and take his shower. Shawn heads into his bedroom. Mimi decides to clean up a bit and walks by Claires bouncy seat as she clears the bags from the couch. Mimi looks in at Claire and is taken aback when Claires eyes open wide looking evil and glowing.
Philip forcefully takes the pills away from Belle. Belle claims she was only trying to take more medication so that shed feel better. Philip leads Belle into the bathroom and helps her undress. Belle climbs into the tub and Philip heads back into the bedroom to wait for her.
Belle closes her eyes and relishes in the comfort of the bath. She opens her eyes when Shawns hands brush the hair from her face. Shawn explains that Philip didnt see him and that hes here to help Belle. Belle insists that Shawn cant help her while he is with Mimi. Shawn claims that Mimi is a good friend. Belle wants Shawn to admit that he wouldnt be with Mimi if they were still together. Shawn asks why Belle cares because she is with Philip now. Belle says that Philip is great but he isnt Shawn. Belle starts to cry again as she admits to Shawn that every time she looks at Claire she thinks about how she made a mistake and wishes that Shawn was Claires father. Belle begins to sob as she asks how she can make things right again.
Austin questions why he should tell Nicole his innermost thoughts and Nicole claims that it would be good for team building especially since shes already confided in him about her love for Brady. Austin is still hesitant and Nicole takes that as confirmation that Austin is still in love with someone. Nicole recalls how Austin warned her against getting involved with Victor. Nicole wants to return the favor by being able to offer her opinion on whether Austin should go after this girl. Austin still doesnt like the idea. Nicole realizes that Austin isnt telling her because its a girl she already knows. Nicole asks if she is that girl.
Sami makes small talk with Will but Lucas isnt happy at all to see her. Sami tells Lucas that she wants him to give their love another chance. Lucas doesnt want to have this conversation again and sends Will into his bedroom. Will eavesdrops as Lucas tells Sami that he meant when he told Will that there was no chance of them getting back together. Sami reminds Lucas that he still loves her but Lucas insists that they still cant get back together. Lucas accuses Sami of spending her whole life plotting revenge against everyone and being so full of hatred that she has no room for love. Sami denies it but Lucas insists that the damage has already been done, especially to Will. Sami insists that she never intentionally hurt Will and Lucas shows her the store bought Stan disguise.
Austin refuses to tell Nicole whom he came back to Salem for. Austin changes the subject by suggesting they go out to eat. Nicole agrees and Austin heads into his bedroom to change. Nicole says, to herself, that shed be the happiest woman if Austin came back for her but vows to never let it happen if Austin came back for Sami. In anger, Nicole snaps a pencil in half.
Samis immediate reaction upon seeing the costume is to talk to Will but Lucas is against the idea. Sami wants to be able to explain to Will that she was Stan to get revenge on her enemies and never thought this would hurt him. Lucas points out that Sami doesnt think and never listens to anyones warnings because she doesnt care about the people she loves. Lucas warns that if Sami continues to do these things shes going to hurt a lot of people including herself. Sami vows that she wont do this ever again and begs Lucas to believe in their love. Lucas accuses Sami of giving him a chance every day to fall out of love with her. Lucas claims that hes different because while theyve both made mistakes, he knows when to learn from them and move on. Sami wants to put this conversation off till later in favor of talking to Will now. Lucas refuses to allow it and orders Sami to leave. Sami refuses to leave because she sees it as walking out on Will and Lucas. Lucas agrees that he does love Sami but before he can negate it, Sami grabs him and kisses him. Will is shocked, as he has snuck out of his bedroom to watch Sami kissing Lucas.
Belle explains to Shawn that she feels paralyzed every time she hears Claire cry and wonders whether she made a mistake by having Claire. Belle begs Shawn to tell her that she didnt make a mistake by having the baby and then, as what turns out to be Belles hallucination of Shawn but was really Philip all along, begs to be told she isnt a monster for regretting having her own child. Philip kisses the top of Belles head and comforts her as she sobs.
Claire is now crying. Mimi tries to quiet Claire by begging her to be quiet but avoids physically touching the baby. Mimi calls out to Shawn for help but he doesnt hear her. Mimi starts to reach in to pick up Claire but then backs away. Mimi frantically calls for Shawn louder this time and Shawn rushes back out and picks up Claire. Mimi collapses.
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