Days of Our Lives Update Friday 8/31/07
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At the pub, Phillip tells Belle they are all set to go to Tulsa. She asks him if he still thinks she can help. He says cant possibly do it without her. She goes over her role. Shes Laurens concerned sister that wants to know where her nephew is. Phillip asks about Shawn and Claire. Claire is at daycare , and can be picked up around six. Phillip smiles, So its all good, then? No, it isnt. Phillip figures she didnt tell Shawn.
At Bo and Hopes house, Hope tells Shawn she cant believe the garage is going under. Bo warned Max about getting into anything illegal. Shawn just hopes he doesnt go to jail. Shawn tells Hope he has to find a new career. She thinks Belle must be so pleased that his future is taking off. Shawn looks guilty. Hope turns on him, You have told Belle, havent you?
At Steve and Kaylas penthouse, Steve talks to Bo about their plan on the phone. He hangs up. Kayla soothes Pocket and asks him about it. He tells her theyre going to trap Andre. Bo is selling the idea to Abe and Roman right now. Kayla wonders why Steve has to be involved at all. He has Pocket to think of, after all. Steve thinks everything will be fine. Bo has everything under control. Kayla says she promised Lexie she would go down to the hospital to see Benjy. Steve asks her if shes taking Pocket to Hopes. She smiles, I was thinking of leaving this little guy with my big guy.
Belle tells Phillip that she hasnt told Shawn yet. She was kind of waiting until the last minute so that he couldnt argue with her. Phillip feels badly. She can back out if she wants. Belle doesnt want to. Friends help friends out. Hes not alone, and never will be, as long as she is around. Phillip beams.
Shawn sighs. He doesnt want to worry Belle until he can figure something out. Hope warns him that she is going to figure out really soon on her own, anyway. Shawn has a plan, though. Its more like a career change. If it pans out, hell tell Belle. He wants to join the Salem P.D. and become a cop. Hopes jaw drops. She cant imagine Belle approving of that career. And for that matter, Hope doesnt think she could handle losing another son.
Kayla tells Steve its fine. He passed baby basic training. Hes worried. Hes never done this alone before. Kayla tells him it was tough for her, too, at first. She had to re-boot all her mothering skills. All Steve really has to remember is FBBDN: Feeding, Burping, Bath Time, Diaper Change, and Nap. Not necessarily in that order. He is sure he can handle it. She thinks so, too. She gives him instructions on warming the bottle and tells him to call if he has any problems. She leaves. Hey lil dude. He doesnt think one ten pound baby could cause any problems. Name one, he challenges the baby. Pocket screams.
Kayla enters Benjys hospital room. Lexie sits by his bed. She feels guilty about what happened. She wants to make sure Benjy gets the best treatment since she is no longer practicing. Kayla says they will figure out the best course of treatment together. Lexie tells her that she and Steve made Benjy the wonderful person he is today. She thinks theyll do the same with Pocket. Kayla frowns, He just has to make it through daddy day care.
Steve tries every trick in the book to get the baby to stop crying. He waves toys around. He reads baby books. He plays the harmonica- twice. He makes faces, and then finally gives up. He leans over the carriage, and Pocket throws up in his face. Steve splutters and groans.
Hope knows Shawn is an adult and can make his own decisions, but she really wants him to consider other options. He insists he is just thinking of Belle. Hope doesnt think Belle would want Shawn to risk his life. She warns him of the dangers. Shawn throws his hands up, A badge is not a target! She wants him to tell that to the bad guy cornering him in the alley with a gun. He says it is in his blood. He reminds her of how dedicated she was to the force. Youre not gonna back down, are you? Shawn shakes his head. Hope tears up. Shes not happy, but shell live with it. Shes just going to pray that he stays safe. Shawn wants her to help pave the way with Bo. He wants to get into the academy, and he needs to do it quick- before Phillip can swoop in and take Belle. Hope reminds him that Belle chose him, not Phillip. Phillip can pay for things, but he cant stand up to Shawn. She urges him to be truthful with Belle. He promises to tell her tonight.
Belle pulls her hand away from Phillip. Theres an uncomfortable silence. Belle says she is going to tell Shawn about her trip. Phillip agrees to pick her up from Bo and Hopes house in 45 minutes. He thanks her again. Shes the best.
Belle knocks at Bo and Hopes door. Shawn answers and kisses her. He tells her Hope is watching Claire tonight, since he is sitting for Ciara. They have plans. Theyre going out to dinner. Belle suggests they re-schedule. She might not be back in time. Shawn asks innocently, From where? Belle squirms, Tulsa.
Hope shows up at Steves place. They discuss what he has tried with the baby. The diaper is fresh. Has he burped Pocket? Steve freezes. That was a long time ago, over two hours-Hope gasps. Hes starving, thats whats wrong! Steve moans. He really messed up.
Kayla tells Lexie she left Pocket with Steve for the first time. Lexie remembers the first time she left Isaac with Abe. She snuck around the side of the house and watched him. Abe did fine. Kayla thinks it must have been hard to find out he was Bo and Hops child. Lexie agrees, but it wasnt as hard as his death. It was so unnecessary. Kayla sighs. She thinks babysitting is good for Steve. It will show him how good of a father he can be. Kayla reminiscences about finding Benjy and adopting him. Lexie smiles. Benjy told her that Steve was the first person that ever made Benjy feel secure.
Belle explains Lauren, Phillip, and the Tulsa connection. Shawn doesnt understand why he cant ask Billie. Belle says Billie is installing the new security system at the university. She cant get away. Shawn suggest Chelsea, or anyone else. He doesnt understand why Belle needs to get involved. Why does it have to be you?
Kayla tells Lexie Benjy has been given a new aggressive cocktail of antibiotics. Theyre hoping it will cut back the infection. Lexie wonders what will happen if he wont fight. Kayla swears they wont let him slip away. Not while that evil man is across the hall, getting stronger every day. She scowls, Hes building himself body part by body part, like some demented Frankenstein. She tells Lexie about her trip to Italy. She almost violated her Hippocratic oath and pulled the plug. She makes a new oath. If Benjy doesnt pull through, Stefano is next. She apologizes for speaking that way about Lexies father. Thats OK. Lexie feels the same way.
Pocket is calm. Hope reminds Steve that babies have little tummies, so they need regular fill-ups. Hope asks for the story. How did they end up with Pocket? Steve tells her he basically followed Kayla home from the hospital. She asks him if he thought of the name. He says Kayla did. Hope says hell need a regular name one of these days. Steve wonders what his real parents named him or if theyll come back. He bounces Pocket on his lap. Hope asks him, What if they dont? Are you ready for parenthood?
Lexie asks Kayla to go home. Kayla says she wants to wait to see if the antibiotics take effect. She asks about Lexies eating and sleeping habits. She hasnt been home at all, or slept. She ate some take out. Shes not leaving until Benjy opens his eyes. Kayla asks her if she is afraid. She admits she is . She has lived in fear ever since she got out of that tunnel. Shes always looking over her shoulder for Andre. Kayla tells her they are trying to end this vendetta. Lexie smiles wanly. Shes family. She cant escape. She is really just afraid for Theo. Kayla says she is just sick of living like this. It isnt fair that they have to be afraid all of the time.
Hope reminds Steve that he loved being a dad. Does she think hes cut out for it? She asks him to look at Benjy. He says that was before his brain trouble, though. She thinks the old Steve and his instincts are still there. She wonders why he agreed to do this if he wasnt sure. He says it was Kaylas idea. If this was a test, he flunked. Hope disagrees, It was more like seeing him with Stephanie all over again. He knows a lot more than he gives himself credit for.
Belle soothes Shawn. She was thinking that if she helped Phillip find Tyler, he would lose interest in Claire. Shawn reluctantly agrees. He asks her to be careful. Phillip knocks at the door. He asks Phillip nastily, Are you here to pick up your flight buddy? Phillip asks him if he is OK with this. Belle says he is fine with it. She goes off to call Claires day care. Shawn knows exactly what Phillip is trying to do. He wants Belle back, and hes going to use every trick in the book to do it.
Benjy wakes up. He signs frantically. Kayla fills him in. Stefano and Andre stole a piece of his liver and threw him in a dumpster. Hes in the hospital. Since Andre didnt use sterile instruments, he had a bad infection. He signs again. She tells him Sonja and the baby are safe. Steve is fine also, hes at home with their foster baby, Pocket. Benjy signs that he is a lucky boy. Kayla agrees.
Phillip tells Shawn that he shouldnt have lied about Lauren. Then he wouldnt have to go looking for Tyler. Shawn says that may be, but this is still a play on Belle. He swears that this is the last time hell stand by and let Phillip do this. Belle walks in. What did she miss? Shawn scowls, Nothing! He tells her dinner is at six, and she should dress formally. They kiss. She leaves. Phillip hangs back. He tells Shawn that Belle is a free woman as far as he is concerned. She isnt Shawns wife yet. Shawn bares his teeth as Phillip walks out.
Kayla comes home. She tells Steve Benjy is awake and on the mend. Steve picks her up and whirls her around. That is great news. He thinks her TLC did the job. It worked on him like a charm, after all. She asks about the baby. Hes sleeping. She cant believe how clean everything is. Where is my husband? If youre looking for a good-looking one-eyed dude, hes right here. They kiss. Shes impressed with his parenting skills .Hes a natural. She wants them to raise a child together. She thinks he was meant to be a dad. She goes off to check on the baby. Steve stares and sighs.
Hope comes home. Shawn tells her Ciara is napping. She asks him what is wrong. He tells her about Belles trip to Tulsa with Phillip. He didnt get a chance to tell her about the garage. He grumps. He knows Phillip is going to try to turn this into some romantic interlude. Hope ask Shawn if he trusts Belle. He says he does. She tells him that is all that matters. He needs to let these fears and securities go away. Theres no need for them.
Kayla tells Steve, I could kill him in cold blood because of what he did to you. He replies, Think about it, thats the thing baby. Theres the motive. Ive got more of a reason to kill him than anybody.
Bo tells Tony, I need Stefano here in the hospital. Can you help me with that? Tony asks why. Im gonna kill him.
Stefano tells Tony, I want you, Tony, to carry on the DiMera legacy. Tony smiles, It would be an honor father.
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