Days of Our Lives Update Friday 8/11/06
Written By Kristy
John and Marlena are sharing a very passionate kiss and she tells him that she loves him, but its not going to change her mind about the separation. She reminds him that it does not have anything to do with him, and he understands, but wants to show her how much he loves her. They come together in another kiss as he starts to undress her.
At the Deveraux home, Jennifer comes out with a sandwich she has prepared for Jack as he waits on the couch. She watches over him as he eats and continuously questions him about how he is feeling. Frankie comes home for lunch carrying flowers for Jennifer. They kiss as Jack listens from the other room.
Max returns to the garage to find Abby waiting for him. She tells him that she needs a job. In the office, Shawn and Belle discuss their goodbyes. Belle knows that she cant keep doing this and never meant to cause so much tension between him and Mimi. Mimi is still behind the door listening to their conversation. She tells him she is sorry and Shawn understands. She tells him about her mother and fathers return to Salem, and she says that they made her realize that she and Shawn cant be together just because shes having his baby. He tells her that he is married to Mimi now, and his life is with her. Belle says the same thing; her life has to be with Phillip now. Belle says its so hard for her to say goodbye because hes been a big part of her life for so long, and she never dreamed it would ever come to this. Shawn stands up and says that maybe they will not have to. Shawns response to Belle surprises Mimi and Belle.
John and Marlena have just made love on the couch and she tells him how much she loves being with him. They both agree that Europe was a lot of fun, but not as much fun as getting home and back to their real lives. Marlena isnt sure what her real life is anymore and needs to find herself. She doesnt think shell be any good to anyone else until she does so. They talk a little about Belle and her situation, and Marlena knows shes been torturing herself for way too long, and needs to make a decision once and for all about who she wants to be with. She goes on to say to him that this separation is only about her and has nothing to do with how much she loves him. She needs to find herself and he doesnt know why she cant do this under the same roof with him. He agrees not to pressure here in any way, and says he will move into a room at the Inn for a while. She appreciates this.
Shawn knows they have to say goodbye as far as their past together goes, but not to each other. Belle isnt sure what he means. He thinks if they can convince Mimi and Phillip that things are really over between the two of them, they can still be friends, and he can still be a part of her life. This pleases Belle as a big smile comes over her face. She hopes so because they are Claires godparents and she and Shawn are having a baby together. He reminds her that the pregnancy was by accident, and Belle looses the smile she had on her face. She tells him shes sorry for making it into something more. He says that he married Mimi because he loved her, not because things didnt work out for the two of them. Now this pleases Mimi. He just has to convince Mimi of that, and now that he and Belle are having a baby together makes things a lot harder for them. Belle knows she hasnt helped with that much, but they agree to get through it. He reminds her how much Phillip loves her, and she loves him too, but she says a part of her will always love Shawn, even though she knows there is no future for them. He has to know that she finally accepts that because his heart and soul belongs to Mimi. Mimi is relieved.
Abby pleads her case to Max regarding the job shes just asked for. Since shes majoring in business, she says this would be a great opportunity for her. Hes not sure this is the best place for her, and talks about how dirty the place is. She says that shes really good at organizing and will have this place cleaned up in no time. He asks about Jack and knows how close they are and wonders if she doesnt want to spend more time with him before she goes off to college. She says she has evenings and weekends, and its not like hes going to die now. She says its just a matter of time before things get back to normal at her house. He wonders what she means by that, and she tells him shes talking about her mother and father getting back together.
Frankie tells Jack how good he looks and how good it is to see him up and around again. Jack appreciates everything Frankie has done for him. Frankie goes into the kitchen to get the sandwich Jennifer made for his lunch. Jack tells Jennifer if he doesnt make it, Frankie will be a wonderful husband for her. She and Jack reminisce about an earlier trip to the aquarium with the whole family as Frankie listens from the other side of the door.
John is making a call from the penthouse to Joelle. He asks her to call the Salem Inn and book a sweet for him tonight, and tells her it will be for an indefinite amount of time.
Marlena returns to her office at the hospital. She looks around for a minute as Roman comes to the door.
Max is glad her father is doing better, but tells her that it doesnt mean that things are going to go back like they were. She knows hes talking about Frankie and Jennifer. He reminds her that Frankie has loved her mother all his life. He says its not their call, but the three of them will work things out. Max tells Abby that she has got herself a job. Shes ready to start right now and he gives her his appointment book to start with. She tells him about E.J. Wells coming in and he forgot that he had an appointment with him earlier today. Abby says that she will call him to reschedule.
Belle talks about the fact that she and Mimi have been best friends for a long time, but she hasnt really been a good friend to her lately. She wishes she could take back some of the things shes said and done to her, and hopes when she apologizes, Mimi will forgive her. Shawn believes that she will. Belle knows Mimi was always jealous of her because she had money, and agrees that she had an easier life than Mimi, but she thinks she was most jealous of her because Shawn was her boyfriend. She says Mimi loved him even then, but denied it because she knew how Belle really felt about him. Shawn says that she also knew how he felt about her. (Belle) It never occurred to Belle that some day Mimi would come between them, and Shawn says that she didnt. Belle says she is jealous of her now. Shawn knows how that feels. When he finally got away from Jan and returned home, he had to face the fact that Belle was with Phillip. He didnt think hed ever get over it, but he did, and hes happy with Mimi. Hes not saying these things to hurt Belle, but she knows its the truth and says its good for her to hear, and wishes it made things easier. She needs to face reality. She turns and digs in her purse telling him she has something to give him before she goes. It is the ring he gave her a long time ago. He asks where it came from.
Frankie joins Jack and Jennifer and they tell him about the adventure they had at the aquarium some time ago. Frankie gets a page from Max and he has to leave. Once he gets outside, he stops and turns back to see Jennifer and Jack still sitting on the couch talking about good times; he leaves. Abby comes in the living room from the kitchen, to see her parents laughing and talking. Smiling, Abby says this is how its supposed to be.
Marlena jumps up from behind her desk and rushes over to Roman to embrace him in a big hug. He was doing some police work in the hospital and he saw that she was back. She tells him about the seminars she attended and how much she learned about herself. She tells him about the seminar on physical and verbal abuse, and how it made her look at herself and the abuse she endured from Alex. She wants to use the experience that she has to help other women, and is going to start a self-empowerment group here at the hospital. He thinks its great and says from his knowledge at the police department, and the women he sees coming in and out, this will be a huge public service. He thinks its a very brave and wonderful thing for her to do. She wants to know about him and whats been going on in his life since shes been away. He tells her about Carrie and Lucas wedding and that shes not pregnant after all. He says that he really doesnt think Carrie was ready to walk down the aisle with Lucas and hopes things work out for them. He believes she hasnt gotten over Austin, but hes engaged to Sami now. Marlena mentions Belle too, and Roman is aware of that as well. He mentions John and can tell by Marlenas face something is wrong. She tells him that they are separating.
Mimi is coming off the elevator headed to their loft apartment when she runs into Phillip. He tells her she looks happy. She says shes decided to stop being a victim and take charge of her life. He asks if that has to do with Shawn and Belle, and she says yes. Mimi tells Phillip about her and Shawns plans to see a lawyer regarding the custody arrangements when the babies are born. Phillip agrees with her, but she tells him it goes farther than they had discussed before. She wants to make sure their babies are protected from each of them. (The quad)
Shawn holds up the ring and remembers giving it to her, but also remembers her giving it back to him and wonders how she got it. She says that when he and Jan were living together in the loft, she saw it on the table and took it so he wouldnt give it to Jan. The ring meant so much to her because Caroline said it was an old Irish tradition that symbolized friendship and trust and love. He says its been in his family for generations. She just wanted to hold onto it because she was clinging to anything that might help them find their way back to each other. She wanted them to hold onto each other like that and never let go. She is unable to hold her emotions and starts crying. Shawn tells her thats what he wanted too when he gave it to her. She thinks Mimi should have it now, and he appreciates that. He did want to give it to her, but didnt know where it was. He tells her all hes ever wanted is for her to be happy. She says she needs to go and he asks her to stay.
Phillip wants to know why they have to protect their kids from themselves. Mimi says that its not just their kids; its her and Phillip as well. She doesnt want Shawn hanging around Belle every free second and she doesnt think hed like it too much either. He hoped it wouldnt come to that, but he understands where shes coming from. Phillip tells her that he doesnt think Dr. Jaynes wasnt responsible at all. He believes it wasnt even an accident and someone did this to them on purpose.
Roman is a little shocked at the news of Johns and Marlenas separation. She tells him that they are more in love now than they ever were before, but she needs to find herself after all that she went through. He asks if it is just temporary. She says that it is, but after all shes been through, shes always relied on him or John to rescue her, and shes grateful, but now she needs to be able to rely on herself from now on. Roman knows that she is going to succeed and he gives her a big hug.
Frankie rushes into Maxs garage apologizing for being late. They talk about the bad day theyve had, and Frankie wonders what the big secret is about. Frankie tells him about hiring Abby as an assistant and hes pleased because it might take her mind off Jacks health. Max asks how Frankie is doing with all the Jack and Jennifer drama going on right now and knows it must be hard. He says they are all dealing with it, and he does hope Jack recovers for Jennifer. He just doesnt want to see her suffer anymore. Max wants to know what he will do if Jack goes into remission. Frankie doesnt know what hell do, but he does love her and cant stand the thought of loosing her again.
Abby, Jennifer, and Jack sit around the living room talking, and Abby is so happy, saying that this reminds her of the way it used to be. She thinks their life is finally getting back to normal, and shares the good news of her getting a job for the summer. She wants to go tell Chelsea her good news and leaves the two of them sitting on the couch together. Jennifer and Jack both reach for a plate and find themselves face to face.
John has gotten his things together, ready to leave the penthouse, and stops to look at a picture of him and Marlena. He sits it back down, takes one last look around, and leaves.
Roman says that its so good to see Marlena back to her old self. She has a whole new outlook on life and he can tell shes very excited about getting her life in order.
Max is still wondering about Frankies situation and Frankie gets a little upset with the continuous questioning and tells him that he does not know, but will deal with it when its time.
Jennifer and Jack just sit there in each others face for a minute, you can tell shes a little uncomfortable, and gets up quickly to get him a piece of pie. He watches her walk away and as she reaches the kitchen, she stops and just stands there.
Mimi is shocked at Phillips suspicions about the IVF switch and cant believe that they never even considered the fact that it could have been done to them on purpose. She could understand if someone had a grudge against one of them, but not all of them. He knows, but says the more his attorneys dig into this; it looks like Dr. Jaynes did not make a mistake at the clinic. He thinks that someone has it in for them.
Shawn wanted to thank Belle for being a part of his life and hes glad they had this talk. She is too, and says that she knows now that they can only be friends and nothing more. Shawn looks upset, but says this is the only way they can move on with their lives. They just stand there looking at each other not really knowing what to say. Then, Belle says goodbye to him and he runs out after her to watch her leave. As he stands there, he looks up with sadness in his eyes. Freeze frame.
Previews for tomorrow:
Hope: Its time for me to move on with my life and start focusing on myself and this baby. Our baby.
Bo: Ive been served with a summons to divorce court.
Kayla: Its not over yet Bo.
Bo: Youre damn right its not.
Chelsea: Im not interrupting anything am I?
Austin: So, in 24 hours, well be man and wife.
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