Days of Our Lives Update Monday 7/24/06
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Stephanie and Max are working on his race car. They are trying to salvage what they can from the damaged car. Max is skeptical about saving it, but Stephanie thinks it can be done. She knows the car means a lot to him and she wants to help him fix it. She tells him that she thinks cars are a lot like relationships, sometimes, they can be more trouble than theyre worth. (Could that be a stab at Chelsea?) Max looks over to the lockers where he has posted a picture of him and Chelsea.
Chelsea is waiting for Abby at the hospital. She tries to keep Abbys spirits up about Jacks treatments, saying that he always finds a way to come through. Abby goes to tell her mother goodbye before they take off, and Chelsea says, out loud, that she has to find a way to get rid of Miss Goodwrench. She is flipping through a magazine and stops on a certain page and says, Thats it.
Jennifer is sitting by Jacks side as Abby comes into the room. Lexie asks Frankie how Jennifer is doing and he says that he wishes there was something he could do for her. Lexie thinks there is and asks him to follow her.
Maggie helps Austin put the finishing touches on the surprise dinner that he has planned for Sami. Austins phone rings and it is Carrie. She tells him that they have to go to the hospital for the results to her tests. He hopes they can join them for dessert later. Sami and E.J. are in her apartment getting ready for the dinner. She is still worrying about telling Austin the truth. He tells her that if Austin cant forgive her for whatever shes done, then he doesnt deserve her. Shes not sure he would still mean that if he knew what she had done. E.J. tells her that he has made mistakes too. Sami remembers about the girl in London that chose her career over being with him. He feels that he should have fought harder for her and maybe they would be together today. Thats why he thinks she should fight for Austin. Austin walks in and tells her how beautiful she looks. He says that this is going to be a night that neither one of them will forget. He says that its time for her surprise. She wants to talk to him about something before they go to the roof.
Lexie comes into her office to see Carrie and Lucas who have been waiting there for her. Carrie wants her to tell them that the baby is okay. Lexi tells Carrie that shes sorry.
Max asks Stephanie if she is referring to him and Chelsea. She says that she didnt say that, but he can tell thats what she meant. He says that she hasnt even seen the best part of her yet, and she says that she hopes that what shes seen isnt the best part of her because that would be kind of scary. He tells her that shes jealous, and she reminds him that Chelsea said that she wasnt jealous of her. Max says of course she is because Stephanie is beautiful, smart, strong, self-confident, and successful. He says that Stephanie is everything that Chelsea isnt and wants to be. He does say that Chelsea is beautiful too. He says that maybe he enjoys the challenge and that shes not like anyone hes ever known.
Chelsea is reading through a magazine article entitled, How to Keep Your Man Crazy for You. Shes got an idea. Jennifer tells Abby to go out and have fun tonight because Jack is stable and he would want her to. She tells her to come back tomorrow. Jennifer talks to Jack and tells him how much they need him. Frankie comes in and tells Jennifer that Maggie wants to set with Jack and that she needs to take a break. He has something planned for her. She leaves the room with him and Jack opens his eyes and looks her way as she leaves. (He knows everything that has been going on.)
Austin tells Sami that Carrie and Lucas will not be there for dinner. She hopes everything is okay. Austin wants to head up to the roof. E.J. leaves first and Sami wants to tell him something very important. He says that it can wait until later. As they come out on the roof, Sami is amazed with everything Austin has done. He tells her that he wants to show her and all their friends how much she means to him. He says that there is a much bigger surprise waiting for her.
Lexie tells Carrie and Lucas that there is no baby. Shes not pregnant. Lexie tells them that she was never pregnant, and the home pregnancy test gave her a false positive. She says that she had a hysterical pregnancy. Lucas says that they will try again. Lexie says that there is something else too. Carrie begs her not to tell her that she cant have children.
Max tells Stephanie that shes not the first person to ask him what he sees in Chelsea. She says that it is a well known fact that Max Brady has an eye for cute girls, and she says GIRLS in plural, meaning not just one. He jokes that the rumors are true. He says that hes not like that anymore because of Chelsea. Stephanie says that there must be more to her than meets the eye. Max says that there is and that shes been hurt a lot. Stephanie asks if he loves her and he says that he does. He says that there is something about her that makes him want to be a better person. (You think?) He tells her that someday when Chelsea is all grown up, that he wants to marry her. Max asks Stephanie if there is someone special in her life. She says that actually there is. And then she turns away from Max and says, there was.
Abby and Chelsea come to Dune. Abby asks how Chelsea is going to make Max jealous. She says with another guy. Abby rolls her eyes and tells her that shes done that enough. Chelsea says that shes not going to just make Max jealous. She wants him to think hes got some serious competition.
Jack is awake as Maggie comes into the room. He asks about Jennifer. She tells him that she is with Frankie (like he doesnt know) and he wants her to leave them alone. Frankie takes Jennifer into another room in the hospital. She thanks him for taking such good care of her and he tells her that he loves her.
Austin and Sami kiss on the roof. She is wondering whats going on. E.J. comes out and urges Sami to tell him fast. Austin forgot something downstairs and leaves to go get it. E.J. tells her Austin is quite the romantic. She thinks shes going to ruin it and runs herself down. E.J. thinks that shes afraid that if Austin finds out the truth, that he will go back to Carrie. He tries to reassure her that will not happen because shes married to Lucas and they are having a baby. He tells her to look at what Austin has done here tonight. Its obvious that he loves her. She says that shes going to tell him as soon as he gets back. Austin pulls an engagement ring out of his bag! He picks up a picture of Carrie, and then sets it down. He then leaves the apartment to meet Sami on the roof.
Lexie tells Carrie that she cant have children. She has already consulted with other doctors and her chance of conceiving are less than one percent. Carrie is devastated.
Back at Dune, Abby chastises Chelsea about playing more games with Max. Chelsea tells her that its already started, and that she told her before that when a man thinks he has you, he starts loosing interest. Abby does not agree with her and tells her that Maxs car being destroyed has been hard on him and that Chelsea is mad because hes not paying enough attention to her. Chelsea says that Stephanie Johnson is whats wrong with her and that everything was fine until she got here. Abby says that they are just friends. Chelsea disagrees and says that she wants him and that she knows Max notices that. She thinks he likes her too. Abby tells her that if she goes through with this plan, she may loose Max forever. Abby grabs the magazine and reads the articlle. Then she tells her that it also says that its a dangerous game and it could backfire. It says it could also be the number way to loose a man. Play at your own risk. Chelsea is going to text Max.
Max gets the message from Chelsea saying that she is at Dune and wants to have a drink with him. He asks Stephanie to come along with him. She accepts his invitation.
Chelsea gets a text back from Max that says hes on his way. She heads off to make her move on another man.
Jennifer tells Frankie that he has been patient and kind and that his feelings matter to her. She feels that she has been selfish to him. She wonders how long he is willing to wait for her. She loves him but doesnt know what to do.
Chelsea asks a guy to dance and Abby interrupts. She says that shes not going to let her do this to Max. Chelsea is flirting heavy with this guy. She engages in a huge kiss with him just as Max and Stephanie walk through the door. Stephanie just shakes her head.
Maggie is showing Jack pictures of Jack Jr. He sees a picture of Jennifer and Frankie and tells Maggie that he is happy for the both of them, and thats what he wanted. Jennifer and Frankie get closer and Frankie thinks they should stop. Jennifer doesnt want to.
Lucas is trying to console Carrie, but shes very upset. He tells her that they can still have children, even if they have to adopt. His phone rings and leaves the room to take the call. Carrie tells Lexie that she would have never put Lucas through this if shed have known. Lexie asks if she means that she never would have married Lucas. Carrie says that she accepted his proposal only because she thought she was pregnant. She wonders what she has done.
E.J. wants to leave so Sami can tell Austin, but she wants him to stay. Austin comes in and pulls out the ring. He gets down on one knee and asks her to marry him. She says that she would love to but she cant.
Previews for tomorrow:
Hope: Prove to me that you didnt tamper with the evidence to keep Chelsea out of jail then maybe we can try to work on saving our marriage.
Mimi: Shawn is Claires biological father.
Billie: You may be cooking dinner for Sami, but youre thinking about Carrie arent you?
E.J.: Youve been through this with Austin before. You know you can go through it again. If it doesnt work out, you know theres going to be a whole line of men to take you out.
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