Days of Our Lives Update Monday 1/7/08
PLEASE CLICK TO DONATE TO OUR SITE!!!!
Pictures by Juanita
At the sorority house, Chelsea asks Stephanie to make herself scarce. Nick is coming over, and she needs to talk to him about something important. Stephanie chides her. They all swore they wouldnt tell anyone about Ford. Chelsea huffs. Nick isnt just anybody, and besides, she has to tell him something. He knows something is going on. The doorbell rings and Chelsea tries to shoo Stephanie away, but she insists on saying hello. Chelsea opens the door to find Nick and Max standing there. Nick explains that he saw Max at the deli and brought him along. Chelsea frowns. This is supposed to be a private party. Nick tells Max that that is his cue to scram. Max groans. Nick sure did throw him in front of the bus. Stephanie interrupts. She could use a little company, if Max doesnt mind hanging out with her.
At the pub, Hope videotapes Shawn as he prepares to leave for his first day at the police academy. Shawn groans. This isnt his first day of kindergarten. Hope makes Bo squeeze in so she can get a shot of them together. Then she asks Shawn to say a few words for Claire. Shawn sighs. He tells Claire that he loves her and always wants to be her hero. Hope oohs and ahs over how sweet Shawn is. Bo wants to go get a doughnut with Shawn, and Hope asks for a French cruller.
Phillip shows up at the police station to find a frantic Belle. She juggles Claire and tells him that Marlena went off to meet that mystery woman from Samis apartment. She isnt answering her phone, so Belle and Roman are going to go look for her. Phillip warns her to be careful. If it really is the same woman from Samis apartment, shes dangerous. Belle knows Roman wont let anything happen to her. Phillip asks if he can see Claire for a while. Belle says he can. He can take her over to Marlenas if she gets tired. Theres an officer on duty. Can he stay until she gets back? Phillip wonders where Shawn is. Belle tells him he has orientation for the academy today. Belle tells Claire to be a good girl and leaves. Phillip smiles at Claire. It feels like old times. Maybe they can remind her Mommy what theyve all been missing.
At the police station, Sami demands to see Lucas, but the officer on duty tells her that visiting hours are over. Sami huffs. Shes not leaving until she sees him. The officer shrugs. Rules are rules. Sami bats her eyelashes and asks him ever-so-sweetly to bend them.
In the holding cell, Carmine tells EJ to stay out of his daddys business. He heads menacingly towards EJ. EJ tells him not to make a huge mistake. Carmine wails on him anyway. EJ grunts and doubles over. Lucas shouts for a guard. Sami hears him and looks pleadingly at the officer. Thats Lucas!
At her car, Marlena aims the pistol at the mysterious figure. She threatens to shoot if they dont stop. Her phone rings, but it goes unheeded.
Back at the pub, Crystal waits for Marlena and urges her to answer her phone. Nearby, Hope snaps pictures of a disgruntled Shawn. Bo presents him with a gift. Its a St. Michael medal, the patron saint of police officers. Caroline gave both Bo and Roman one when they joined the force, and theyve had them ever since. Shawn thanks him. He never would have gotten this far if it hadnt been for Bo. Bo laughs and agrees. He tells Shawn to be safe. Shawn smiles. He promises he will be, but today is just orientation. Hope wonders if he will be ok. He says he will be. Its a brand new year, after all. Hope is sorry she didnt tell him about Belle and Phillip. He says its ok. It wouldnt have changed much, anyway. Hope wishes she could make everything perfect for him. He tells her to concentrate on Ciara. He has his own life to build, starting right now. He leaves.
Chloe shows up at the police station and complains to Phillip about having to meet there. He tells her its either this, or Marlenas place. He asks if she has heard about Shawn and Belle. She nods. Bad news travels fast. Phillip scowls. This still doesnt change their arrangement. Its possible that Shawn will forgive Belle once his ego heals. Chloe scoffs. Does he really think that Shawn would ever take Belle back? Phillip tells her its her job to give him a reason not to.
The figure approaches Marlena with a knife. She gasps and jumps into her car. The man uses the knife to clear her windshield wipers and runs off as Roman and Belle come rushing up. She tells them about the man with the knife. He was wearing a ski mask, so she couldnt see his face. He didnt try to hurt her, though; in fact, he helped her. Roman tells Marlena how concerned Belle was when she didnt return from her meeting with that strange woman. Marlena gasps. She forgot all about Crystal. Roman offers her a ride, and she accepts.
As the officers restrain Carmine, he tells Lucas and EJ to watch their backs. The guards drag him off. Sami demands to know how this monster got into Lucas jail cell. Lucas tells her to ask EJ. After all, he knew the guy was sent here to kill him. Sami gasps. OMG! Stefano is after him already! EJ grumbles. He saved Lucas life. Lucas snorts. It was more like the other way around. Lucas knows this whole set up was probably just a play for Samis affections. It was easy for EJ to swoop in and look like the hero. EJ snaps. If his idea of courage is shooting a man in the back and lying about it, then hes a braver man than EJ could ever be. EJ tells the guard to get him out of there. Lucas huffs, Happy trails.
In her room, Stephanie buzzes around the room chatting about how happy she is to be rooming with Chelsea. She offers Max a drink. He wants her to sit down for a few seconds and talk. She sighs. They cant just pretend their lives are normal. Max thinks there has been something wrong with her for a while now. Even before Fords accident, she was acting strangely. Stephanie doesnt know where to start, but it may have all gone downhill when he started dating Morgan. When she caught them making out, she took off, looking for somewhere to party. She thought if she found someone new, she could handle it. Max asks if she found someone. Stephanie hangs her head. It was Ford.
Nick kisses Chelsea. Cant they talk later? Chelsea pushes him away and insists its important. She sniffles. They promised not to keep secrets anymore, right? Nick frowns. Is she breaking up with him? Chelsea says she isnt. She loves him. Nick says they can handle whatever it is. Chelsea knew he would feel that way. Thats why she has to tell him what really happened the night Ford Decker disappeared.
Bo and Hope toast to Shawn. Hope thinks he will make a fantastic cop. She just wishes he could find a woman that would fight for him. Bo thinks he might already have found that woman. Belle and Shawns marriage isnt over until its over. If Shawn can forgive her, will Hope be able to? Hope says she would be their biggest supporter if they could end up as happy as Bo and Hope have. Bo knows what would make him happy. He moves in for a kiss.
Crystal pulls out her phone and makes a call. She tells the person she cant wait much longer for Marlena, but will keep trying to reach her on her cell. Hope walks over and says she couldnt help but overhear her conversation. Is she referring to Marlena Evans? Isnt she the psychic Marlena met? Crystal admits she is an acquaintance. Hope wants to know why she told Marlena that John was alive. Crystal changes the subject. She needs Hope to relay a message to Marlena. Marlena has to be extremely careful. Shes in danger.
Stefano and Rolf stumble onto the scene of Marlenas encounter with their guest. Rolf shakes his head. The man is a powerful specimen. He gave him the maximum dosage of drugs. He should be in a passive state. Stefano snaps. He isnt passive, hes reckless. Rolf is failing him. Stefano needs a faithful servant. Rolf has one more chance to mold this man into the soldier he needs. Rolf swears he will not fail Stefano. Stefano nods. Thats good. If their guest is useless to him, then what good is Rolf? Rolf gulps.
Sami crosses her arms and huffs. She talked to Will. She cant believe that Lucas told him what he did. He is a child, and the burden of this secret should never have rested on his shoulders. Lucas sulks. He didnt tell Will anything. He must have figured it out for himself. Besides, he is not going to keep lying to the people he cares about the most. Lucas promised Will that he would confess if things got really bad. Sami snorts. What about Allie and Johnny? Will Lucas offer them an explanation during their weekly visits to the state penitentiary? Lucas begs her not to make him feel worse. He feels badly enough already. Sami says he will when his only contact with his children is through a glass barrier. Lucas says he didnt fail Will, and he wont fail the twins either. Sami says he already has.
Bo asks Hope if she is sure Crystal is the same woman Marlena referred to. Hope thinks so. She was talking about meeting Marlena at the pub. Then she told Hope that Marlena was in danger. Bos phone rings. Its Abe, telling Bo that Stefano got a plant into the holding cell with Lucas. Believe it or not, EJ showed and saved Lucas life. Bo agrees to come down right away. Bo fills Hope in on the news and leaves.
Sami sighs. She doesnt think they can fix this. Lucas grumps. He isnt the one who put their kids in the middle of the Brady-DiMera feud. Sami huffs. That is totally different. Even married to EJ, Sami could still spend time with the babies. Lucas sighs. She would be no freer married to EJ than Lucas is now. Why cant she see that? Sami turns to leave. She guesses they will never find out. She huffs off. Lucas sighs.
Hope, Marlena, Belle, and Roman all discuss Hopes conversation with Crystal. Belle worries that Marlenas life could really be in danger. Roman asks about Bo, and Hope fills them in on what happened earlier at the police station with Lucas and EJ. Roman says he has to get down there. He offers to take Marlena with him, but she wants to come along to the station. Roman wants her to let the police handle this, but she refuses. She will no longer play the part of the victim.
Nick tells Chelsea that he cares about her. He could care less if Ford Decker ever comes back. Chelsea says he isnt coming back. Nick asks how she knows. The last time she saw him, he came over drunk. Chelsea sighs. He didnt just come over. They invited him.
Max is incredulous. Ford invited Stephanie up to his room? Stephanie knows what she did was dumb. But she was mad and lonely. She thought she could take care of herself. Max wants to know what happened. Stephanie shies away. Max tells her they are friends. No matter what happens, he wont judge her. What happened the night she was with Ford?
Lucas explains to Marlena that he was the one that pulled that guy off of EJ, not the other way around. Marlena asks if Sami saw this. Lucas says she did, but she still thinks the whole thing is his fault. Marlena says she is just upset. She knows that isnt true. Lucas snorts. Try telling Sami that. Marlena frowns and tells him not to worry. She will.
Bo goes over EJs story with skepticism. He had himself thrown in jail to save Lucas? Bo wants proof that Stefano planted Carmine, but EJ doesnt have it. EJ admits that he has done a lot to hurt Bos family, but he has finally drawn a line with his father. He has said no to all violence. Bo thinks thats sweet, but unhelpful. Even if he transfers Lucas, he cant guarantee his safety. Sami interrupts. Shes afraid. He soothes her. Abe is calling the D.A. Theyre going to try to cut a deal and get him released. EJ nukes. He cant be serious. The man shot him, and theyre just going to let him walk away? Bo thought EJ wanted Lucas to stay alive. He wants EJ to tell Stefano that someone will be coming for him if he harms Lucas. EJ groans. Does Bo knows what Stefano will do when he finds out EJ intervened to save Lucas? Its a huge betrayal. If Bo thinks hes out of control now, he hasnt seen anything. Marlena walks in. She knows exactly how Stefano feels.
Roman asks Abe for word on the D.A. He tells him that she has agreed to a meeting and is on her way. Roman frets. They have to get Lucas out of Stefanos reach. He cant let his daughter become a widow with three kids.
Belle comes to Sami and asks about Marlena. Sami tells her shes talking with EJ. They both ask how the other is, and both agree that theyre doing terribly. Sami sniffles. At least Shawn isnt in jail and can help with Claire. Belle nods. Hes a good dad, but so is Lucas. Belle knows he loves Sami and the kids. Sami sobs. Then why did he shoot EJ? Belle isnt sure. Maybe he didnt see any other way out. What Sami cant understand is why he kept it a secret, after years of lecturing her to be honest. All those times he wouldnt forgive her--why should she forgive him now? Belle reminds her that Lucas forgave her at their wedding. Sami thinks thats different. Roman interrupts. Why is that? Because she says so? There are a lot of people, including himself, who could be sitting in that cell instead of Lucas. She needs to cut him a break. Roman asks about the twins. When Sami says theyre with Maggie, Roman suggests Belle and Sami go across the street to the diner. They can catch up, and if anything changes, Roman will let them know. Hell keep an eye on Marlena, too. They thank him and leave.
Nick doesnt understand why the girls would invite a rapist over. Chelsea explains that they lured him over there with the promise of an apology, but then they spiked his drink. Nick asks what with. Chelsea tells him they used the same drug Ford did. Downstairs, Stephanie chokes back a sob and tells Max that Ford slipped something into her drink. Chelsea tells Nick that Ford planned to rape her. He slipped a drug in her drunk. He didnt hurt her, but when he found out, he came after her. Stephanie cries. Her head felt so heavy. She tried to stop him, but she was too weak to fight back. Chelsea tells Nick that Ford lost his balance chasing her up the stairs and fell. Stephanie tells Max she felt like she was drowning. Everything was in slow motion. Chelsea cries. They all stared at Fords body for the longest time. Stephanie breaks down. Ford ripped off her dress, and then he raped her. Nick asks Chelsea what happened after Ford woke up. Chelsea says he didnt. Hes dead. Nick gapes.
Abe, Bo and Roman go over the incident with Carmine. Roman tells them that the guy swears Lucas just ticked him off. Bo doesnt buy it. The D.A., Bev, interrupts them. Bo thanks her for coming by. They want to plead down Lucas charges. Bev is suspicious, but agrees to listen. They briefly explain that Lucas was under extreme duress because of Samis forced marriage to EJ, a criminal. Bev sighs. None of this can be proven. Many men chase after other mens wives. Abe pleads with her to work with them. Stefano DiMera has already sent a man to try an kill Lucas. EJ was actually the one that saved him. Bev tells them theres no chance unless EJ will testify against his father. All she can suggest is tighter security and less visitors. Bo makes one last plea, but Bev cuts him off. He needs to save it for court. Lucas will needs all the character witnesses he can get. Bo huffs. So Lucas stays in jail? Bev nods. Her guess is for a very long time.
Marlena asks EJ if Stefano sent him here to impress Sami. EJ swears he will not carry on his fathers legacy. He doesnt want his son growing up afraid of him like he was with Stefano. Marlena wants him to prove it by offering Roman some evidence that will stick so he can put Stefano away for good.
A breathless Rolf rushes up to Stefano and tells him hes canvassed several blocks. There is no sign of the patient. Besides, he cant control everything. This man is a person, not a machine. Stefano grumbles. He better find him or hell turn Rolf into a machine. Someone grab Rolf from behind and chokes. Rolf gasps and begs for help.
Nick peppers Chelsea with questions. She tells him the others know, but they all swore to keep it a secret. He asks about the body. She tells him it was in the basement, but he doesnt know where it is now. Max took care of it. Nick nukes. Max knows too? Chelsea sobs. They didnt know what to do. Nick huffs. Youre supposed to call the police, tell the truth, and let his family know what happened. Nick thinks. Maybe it isnt too late. Chelsea can still call her dad. Chelsea says she cant. Nick plays the guilt card. Fords parents are on TV every night. His mom looks half-dead. Chelsea grimaces. Shes sorry, but this isnt her fault. It was an accident. Nick is master of the obvious, But you did kill him, Chelsea.
Bev tells him the gun and bullet match up. They have the magnetic images. Lucas can argue his character in front of the judge. Bo doesnt want it to get that far. Bev huffs. Kate Roberts and Marlena Evans Black were already offered generous deals. She is getting a lot of heat for that. People are saying this department is abusing the system to protect their family. Bo gapes. Roman huffs. Its for good reason, if so. Bev stands her ground. Lucas tried to kill EJ with evident malice. That is how he will be prosecuted. No deal can be made. She stalks out. Bo smiles crookedly. He thinks that went well.
Belle and Sami bring Marlena rolls and coffee, but she isnt interested. She tells them that EJ tried to persuade her that he was a new man. Sami asks if she believes him. Marlena believes that Lucas is a good man. Hes a good husband, and father, and he loves Sami. He put himself a great risk to protect her. Sami whines. What kind of life will they have now? Marlena frowns. Lucas is a member of their family, and they will do all they can to protect him.
Chloe runs into Shawn and compliments his uniform. He chats about his first day of classes and offers to get her a drink. She says she just came by to give him a message from Phillip. Belle had some kind of emergency, so Claire is at Marlenas with Phillip. Shawn can pick her up there.
Chelsea cries. Would Nick have been happier if Ford had just raped her instead? Nick says thats not true, but what the did was still wrong. His family thinks he may still show up one day. Chelsea says she feels awful, but Nick doesnt think she feels awful enough to tell the truth. Chelsea begs him not to give her that look. Nick shakes his head and starts to leave. A man is dead, and he just cant be a part of that.
Stephanie reminds Max that he could go to jail for helping them. Max vows not to walk out on her. Ford hurt her, and he is still hurting her. He wonders the last time she had a good nights sleep. She doesnt remember. Max coaxes her to lie down and covers her with a blanket. He promises to stay by her side all night, and hell be right here when she wakes up in the morning.
Crystal pulls out her phone and makes a call. She tells the person about her run-in with Hope. They are running out of time. Theyll have to take Belle and Claire by force.
Bo, Abe and Roman discuss their options for keeping Lucas safe Marlena bursts in and demands to know what their plan is to keep her family safe. Bo says theyll do whatever they have to. Abe interrupts. Within the laws limits. Marlena snorts. She has lost faith in the law. Now, what will they do to keep her family safe?
Rolf chokes and wheezes. Stefano orders the patient to release Rolf. He smiles. He has done well, and proven that he has a future in the DiMera organization.
Shawn tells Phillip, "You may have stolen my wife. Theres no way you're going to steal my daughter, too."
Marlena tells Abe, Roman, and Bo, "All of you listen to me. I want Stefano arrested, and I won't stop until he is."
Sami tells EJ, "Stefano doesn't care about anyone but himself." EJ replies, "And as long as my father is alive, no one is safe."
Back to The TV MegaSite's Days of Our Lives Site
Try today's short recap and best lines!
HELP SUPPORT THESE GREAT CAUSES!
Main Navigation within The TV MegaSite:
Home | Daytime Soaps | Primetime TV | Soap MegaLinks | Trading