Days of Our Lives Update Tuesday 1/16/07
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As the show opens, Lucas, dressed, is wheeling around his hospital room gathering up his things. He is about to be released. Kate comes in and suggests that Lucas come home with her. Lucas tells her, no, he is going home with Sami and Will. Kate snidely observes that Sami's not even here. Lucas tells his mother that Sami has gone to check in with John and Marlena.
Marlena is reading the newspaper to John. She's reading to him about Lucas' rescue by Sami. As Marlena is telling John how proud she is of Sami, Sami is listening at the door. Sami comes in and asks her mom about John. Marlena gets up and the two women share a hug. Sami is worried about her mom. She seems tired. Marlena says it's been a difficult time what with being at the hospital and being at the courtroom. Sami asks why Marlena was at court. Realizing that Sami doesn't know, Marlena tells her that Victor has custody of Claire and Shawn and Belle have ninety days to prove that they are good parents or they will lose Claire forever. Sami wants to call Belle and see how she can help. Marlena thinks she just needs some time right now. Marlena really misses John right now. She's sure if he would just wake up and she could talk to him that he could help her sort everything out.
Phillip, in his marine uniform, has Claire on his knee. He's reassuring her that he's still her daddy. He tells Claire that when he was injured in the war, the only reason he stayed alive was because of her. He gives her his word that they will never be apart again. The doorbell rings and Phillip and Claire get up to answer it. Mimi is at the door. She tells Phillip that what he's doing is wrong.
Shawn is at Chez Rouge to confront Willow. He accuses her of lying to the judge. He tells Willow that she knew that everything he did, he did for Claire. How could she say he didn't care about his daughter? Willow admits that Victor paid her ten thousand dollars to say what she did on the stand. Willow tells Shawn that it was "better than doing some drunk down on the docks and it was better than doing you!"
Kate thinks that Lucas shouldn't be so optimistic about his life. She's worried that Sami hasn't really changed. Lucas warns his mother not to bad-mouth Sami. Kate tries to explain to Lucas how much she loves her children. She tells him that she wouldn't care if she lost all her money and all her power, as long as her kids were okay. Lucas reminds her that it was all her "caring" that caused Phillip and Austin to leave town. Kate informs Lucas that Phillip is back and he has custody of Claire. Lucas wonders how that happened. Kate tells him that she and Victor helped, just like she wants to help him by helping him leave Sami.
Sami assures Marlena that they will help Shawn and Belle regain custody of Claire. She is also sure that John will wake up very soon. She thinks the first words out of his mouth will be, "Hey, Pretty Lady". Marlena is beginning to doubt. She tells Sami what the doctors have said. Sami replies that doctors don't know everything. "John Black has the heart of the lion", she assures her mom. She tells her mom not to give up on John because he's certainly not giving up on her!
Phillip, warily, tells Mimi that if this is a social call, he's glad to see her but if she's come to lecture him then this visit is over. Mimi wanted Phillip to know what Victor and Kate did to her and Max; luring them to the garage and then locking them in the church basement. Mimi tells Phillip that she thinks more than his face has changed; she thinks his heart has too-it's turned to ice.
Shawn doesn't quite believe that Victor would shell out ten thousand dollars for ten minutes worth of lying. Willow shows him the money. Shawn vows that there is no way Victor and Willow are going to get away with this. Willow reminds Shawn that if he tells anyone, it would be her word against his. She asks him how it feels to know that his word is worth less than a hooker's? Shawn is angry and tells Willow that he's not going to let her destroy his family. Willow thinks if Shawn wants to know who destroyed his family he should look in the mirror.
Sami is telling her Mom how sorry she is that John is in this coma. She says she's finally realized what a brat she's been for all these years and how lucky they've actually been to have John in their lives. Marlena is pleased with Sami and tells her that's the nicest thing she's ever said about John. Sami wishes John would wake up so she could tell him how she feels, that she's been wrong and she loves him. Marlena thinks Sami should tell him anyway.
Lucas sternly tells his mother that he is not leaving Sami. Kate leaves that subject for the moment and wonders if they could talk about the rescue for a bit. She says she's still baffled how Sami, who weighs under one hundred pounds, could have lifted that beam off Lucas, when the beam weighs two or even three hundred pounds. Lucas insists it was adreneline. Kate wonders why Sami's adreneline wasn't pumping the first time she tried to lift the beam when Lucas was still conscious. Kate, in retelling the event, says "and then she deserted you". Lucas corrects his mother and says Sami didn't desert him, she went for help. Kate still ponders the fact that Sami's adreneline only worked when Lucas was unconscious, so he really doesn't know what happened. Lucas insists he has no reason not to believe what Sami has told him. Kate thinks logic and physics should make Lucas disbelieve Sami. Kate is sure Sami must have had help.
Phillip asks Mimi if she'd like to sit down. She wouldn't. Phillip tries to convince Mimi that he had to take the measures he did because Belle and Shawn were going to cut him out of Claire's life completely. Besides, Phillip says living with him in the Kiriakis mansion is for Claire's welfare. Mimi doesn't think growing up without a mother is in Claire's best interest.
Willow taunts Shawn. She tells him he lost Claire because he lets everyone push his buttons. Willow tries to make a deal with Shawn. She'll come clean if he kisses her.
Sami, through her tears, tells John how wonderful the love that he and Marlena share is. She says she always yearned to be loved like that and now she knows that she was loved like that along-by John. Sami finally admits that John was just as much a father to her as Roman was and she apologizes to him. "If only you could hear me", she says. Marlena assures Sami that John can hear her. Marlena also tells her daughter how proud she and John are of her, what a wonderful young woman she's grown up to be.
Lucas thinks it's crazy to believe that Sami had help. If she had help, he thinks that person would be around now, sharing in the glory of this rescue. Kate tells Lucas that person wouldn't be around if it were EJ. She reminds Lucas that that was the night that John was shot and the reason Lucas and Sami were out where they were was because Sami was supposed to meet EJ. Kate is sure that Sami planned to run off with EJ. Kate figures that EJ had to help Sami so that Sami would help EJ escape.
Phillip thinks his new face is making it easy for Mimi to hate him. Mimi assures him it's not his face that she's hating, it's what he's doing. Phillip tells Mimi how his whole world fell apart when he learned that he wasn't Claire's biological father. He admits that he did run away overseas, but he missed Claire and vowed to himself to come back and be a good father to her. He promises that nothing on this earth will separate he and Claire again. Mimi thinks that sounds, startlingly, like Victor.
In the middle of Chez Rouge, Willow continues to taunt Shawn. She reminds him how much he used to like to kiss her. As Shawn's anger grows, Willow laughs, "See how easy it is to push you around". Shawn's voice raises and Maggie comes over and wants to know what's going on. Shawn tells Maggie that Willow just admitted that Victor paid her ten thousand dollars to lie on the stand and now Victor and Phillip have custody of Claire. Maggie turns to Willow and wants to know if this is true. Willow denies everything.
Sami wipes her tears away. She asks her mom if she's seen the headlines. "What headlines?" Marlena teases. Marlena tells Sami that she thinks what she did is amazing! She thinks Sami should be given a medal! Actually, Sami confesses, she is being given one. Roman arranged for Sami to receive a Good Samaritan award at the pub. Sami knows that Marlena won't be able to attend with everything else that's going on. Marlena assures her daughter that she wouldn't miss this for the world. Sami says she must go now and check on Lucas because he's being released today. She wants to make sure before she leaves that her mother is alright. Marlena assures her that she is. Sami laughs as she tells her mom that she has to go and hunt down a newspaper to buy because Will bought all the copies he found! She wonders if her mom has any spare change. Marlena goes through her purse and gives her daughter some change. In the handful of coins Marlena gives to Sami, Sami finds the Italian coin. She asks Marlena about it and Marlena tells Sami the story about the fountain and the wish. Remembering her time in Italy, Marlena looks very down. Sami says she'll stay with her mom but Marlena thinks she should go be with Lucas. Marlena takes the coin from Sami and places it on John's bedside table.
Lucas is amazed at his mother's suggestion. He tells her he doesn't know whether to laugh or hit her with his crutches. Kate tells Lucas that there is no way she is ever going to applaud Sami as a hero. Lucas warns his mother that she has two choices; she can either accept Lucas and his life with Sami or she can lose Lucas from her life forever.
Phillip says if he sounds like Victor it's because he's learned some life lessons recently. He's learned that it's a cold, hard life and sometimes people just have to get over things. Phillip thinks the real reason for Mimi's visit is because she's feeling guilty about this whole situation. She's as much to blame as anyone, Phillip accuses.
Willow denies that she took any money from Victor. Shawn contradicts Willow's story and tells Maggie that she does have money and that it's stuffed in her shirt. Willow says that money is her savings. She tells Maggie that she just spun that story to tick Shawn off. Maggie is angry. She admits that Willow is a very good waitress but she and Mickey signed affadavits on behalf of Belle and Shawn so Maggie feels she has no choice.
Kate allows that Lucas means to much to her to risk losing him so she will never bring this up again. Lucas thanks his mother. Kate kisses the top of Lucas' head. Sami comes in. Kate tells Sami how grateful she is for Sami having saved Lucas' life. She asks Sami's forgiveness for ever doubting her and then she leaves. Sami looks at Lucas, dumfounded, and asks, "who was that nice lady?" Kate, however, is outside Lucas' hospital room door talking to herself. She is still sure Sami is lying and she is set on proving it.
Maggie fires Willow. Shawn walks out of the restaraunt and into the lobby. He sinks to the ground, head down, arms over his head. He's crying and asking himself how he could have let this happen. "How could I lose my daughter?" he asks himself.
As Mimi is readying to leave, she accidentally tips a diaper bag over that was sitting on an end table. As she tries to pick up it's contents, she sees a passport for Claire! Mimi realizes that Phillip is planning to take Claire out of the country. She looks up at Phillip and he threatens to call security and have her arrested for trespassing if she doesn't leave right now.
Sami is unconvinced of Kate's sincerity. As she rests on Lucas' lap, she admits that if Kate is really willing to try to forget the past and move on, so is Sami.
Marlena is talking to John. She tells John about Sami's faith in his recovery. Marlena is still confused about what to do. She tells John that all the doctors are telling her that he would do better in a long term care facility. She tells John that he is the person she usually goes to for answers and now he's not here.
Mimi has left and Phillip is upstairs putting Claire down for a nap. Kate comes into the mansion and calls for her son. Kate sees a paper and Sami's headline. She throws the paper down in disgust. As she doesn so, she sees some airline tickets. The tickets are for Salem to New York to Brussels. Phillip comes down and Kate asks if he's leaving the country-tomorrow?
Mimi finds Shawn outside of Chez Rouge. Shawn tells Mimi about Willow lying on the stand and taking a bribe from Victor. He is very upset with himself. He tells Mimi that he had a chance to run with Claire but tried to paly by the rules and wound up losing his daughter. Mimi tells Shawn about seeing Claire's passport at the mansion.
Sami and Lucas leave the hospital. Both are in very high spirits.
Marlena promises John that she'll never give up on him. She places her head beside his on the pillow and begins to cry. "You are my life", she says. The camera pans to the bedside table and we can see that the coin is missing.
Kate is rather annoyed with Phillip for not telling her earlier about his leaving the country. Phillip is sorry that his mom found out this way. Kate thinks that Phillip should just wait out the three months and then get permanent custody of Claire. Phillip says that Victor wants him to run the Brussel's office of Titan. Phillip and Victor have already arranged for a nanny and everything is set. Phillip assures his mom that she can come and see him. Kate still wishes her son had told her. Phillip says another of the reasons is that, after he and Claire leave and questions are being asked, Kate could honestly say she knew nothing of this.
Shawn, holding his chest, asks Mimi if she's sure that Phillip is planning to take Claire out of the country. She assures him that she is. Mimi urges Shawn to go to the police. Shawn tells his friend that he's through playing be everyone else's rules; now he's going to play by his own! Shawn intends on gathering Belle and Claire and getting out of Salem!
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