Days of Our Lives Update Thursday 10/23/08
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At the Horton cabin, the shooter zooms in on Sami with the sight from his rifle. Inside, she tells EJ that shes fine, and that she wants him to leave. He reminds her that she witnessed a shooting earlier, and was almost killed herself. Sami claims that she just wants to move on, but EJ thinks its too soon. She goes off on him, saying she isnt interested in his opinion, and that she just wants to forget about what happened. The shooter tries to get a clear shot at Sami through the window.
At the DiMera mansion, Chloe tells Nicole that theres something she needs to know about Sami, but Nicole isnt interested, saying she has had enough stress for one day. The last thing she needs is to hear about another of Samis schemes. Chloe backs off and Nicole talks to her about baby names. She rushes off to get a book she bought thats full of potential names. Chloe sighs.
At the Java Café, Stephanie cries and heads for the door, bumping into Phillip. He tells her to watch where shes going, and notices that she is crying. He asks if something is wrong, and she tells him that she and Max broke up.
In Romans office, Bo and Hope talk about Trents murder investigation as Max walks in. They tell him they need to question him about the murder, and Max notices that Melanies name is circled on their white board. He asks why that is, saying that he knows Melanie didnt kill Trent. Bo says that they have reason to believe that she did.
Melanie and Nick head into the pub and take a seat. He offers her dessert, but she claims she is too full from dinner. They make small talk about what Nick does for fun on the weekend, and Melanie promises to join him one of these days. Suddenly, she spots Trent at the bar. He turns around and grins at her. Melanie gapes.
Nicole goes over baby names in her book. Chloe uncomfortably tells her that she has plenty of time to pick names out. Nicole agrees, saying that she is just excited. She divulges to Chloe that EJ told her he wanted to start a life and a family with her. She is still worried that EJ is on the fence in regards to her and Sami, though. Chloe tries to reassure her and Nicole thanks her for being her friend. She doesnt have a lot of them, and it meant a lot that Chloe forgave her for the horrible things he did in the past. She knows Chloe is a loyal friend and would never try to hurt her or keep anything from her. Chloe agrees, fidgeting, and says that Nicole is right. She wouldnt keep anything from her. Chloe heads off the foyer to make a phone call. She holds the phone and frets.
The shooter focuses in on the window, trying to get a clear shot at Sami, but EJ and Lucas keep getting in the way. Chloe calls Lucas, telling him that she has to tell Nicole the truth about Samis pregnancy. He says this is Samis call, not hers. Chloe doesnt agree. The truth will have to come out eventually, and Nicole deserves to know. Chloe hangs up, saying that she refuses to be loyal to Sami. Lucas hangs up, telling Sami that something has come up and he has to go. He heads off, and Sami tells EJ to leave as well. EJ refuses, saying that she isnt going to get rid of him. She needs to answer some questions, including why she is staying here. Sami huffs as the shooter aims.
Trent stares at Melanie. She grabs her head as Nick asks her whats wrong. She looks up, and Trent is gone. She says she doesnt feel well and has to go. Nick splutters. She thanks him for dinner over her shoulder and takes off upstairs.
Max thinks that Bo and Hope suspect Melanie because of what Stephanie said. Bo agrees, telling Max that from what they heard, Melanie fought with Trent over a knife and blacked out, only to awaken and find Trent dying. They need Max to corroborate Stephanies version of the events. Did Melanie admit to him that she might have killed her father?
Phillip tries to soothe Stephanie, saying that she and Max will probably get back together. She says she doubts it, and fills Phillip in on Melanies confession to Max. Stephanie went straight to Bo and Hope, even though Max made her swear not to tell. She tells Phillip that Melanie planted Trents wallet in her purse, trying to set her up, but Max didnt feel for her. He only cares about Melanie. Phillip asks where the wallet is now ,and Stephanie explains that the police have it. She asks if he knows anything about this, and Phillip claims he doesnt. He adds that he thinks Stephanie did the right thing. She thinks all that got her was begin alone and miserable. Phillip tells her that she and Max will get back together if its meant to be. He says he has a meeting to get to and heads off. Stephanie sighs.
Melanie hurries into her room, only to find Trent sitting on her bed. He explains that her guilty conscience has conjured him up. Melanie climbs into bed and throws the covers over her head, yelling at him to go away, and that she didnt kill him--or at least, she doesnt remember killing him. Trent tells her that she wont get away with this. She has committed the most vile crime of them all--patricide. Melanie shrieks and rushes outside, straight into Phillips arms.
As the shooter aims, Sami asks EJ to leave once again. He says that he knows her well, and that he can tells something is going on. He begs her to tell him what it is, but Sami says she just wants to go to bed and pull the covers over her head. She asks him to leave again. Just then, EJ notices the red dot from the rifles sight on the back of he head. He yells at her to get down and tackles her to the floor. The shooter fires and the window breaks.
Max tells Bo and Hope that he and Stephanie broke up earlier. Bo says he is sorry, but that isnt going to stop them from doing their jobs. Hope agrees, reminding Max that Stephanie told them that Melanie confessed to the murder. Is that true? Max says that Melanie didnt confess anything to him just as Stephanie walks in. She gapes, What?
Phillip and Melanie head into her room, but Trent is gone. She demands to know what Phillip wants, and he tells her that Stephanie told him what Melanie did to her .She scoffs. Phillip glares, saying that he also knows what she did to her father.
Chloe and Nicole toast to being friends and Nicole asks Chloe why she had to rush out to make a call. Chloe fidgets, saying that she just had to call Lucas to tell him she wouldnt be home until later. She changes the subject, telling Nicole how proud she is of her for taking such good care of herself. Nicole admits that it has been surprisingly easy to give up alcohol, but she does have to feel the stress now that she doesnt have her fiend vodka around. Chloe assumes she means Sami, and Nicole agrees. She says that Sami is like a specter hovering over her and EJs relationship. Chloe says she has to tell Nicole something. Just as she starts to tell her that Sami is pregnant, Lucas flies in and tells Chloe to keep her mouth shut.
EJ and Sami fly over the table and onto the floor. She yells at EJ to get off of her and he explains that someone just tried to shoot her. Sami freaks out. EJ tries to leave, saying he will be right back, but Sami grabs him, insisting that he stay. He takes out his cell phone and makes a call as Sami cowers and cries.
Stephanie cant believe that Max would accuse her of being a liar. Max shrugs, saying that the fact remains that Melanie didnt confess anything to Stephanie. Bo asks her to leave and Hope takes her outside. She gives Max a disgusted glance and heads off. Bo asks Max what he thinks he is doing here. Hes not being loyal or noble or admirable. He is turning his back on the truth, and ruining his life. Max huffs.
Melanie tells Phillip to get out, as this is her room. Phillip doesnt think Caroline would want her staying her if she knew she killed Trent. He questions her about the wallet, but Melanie refuses to say anything. Phillip threatens to go to the police, and Melanie quickly changes her tune, begging him to wait. She swears she didnt kill Trent. He has to believe her.
Nicole lays into Lucas for barging in here without calling. Nicole wonders where Ralph is, and why he let Lucas in. Lucas says that he told Rolf that he had to speak with Chloe urgently. Nicole tells him it will have to wait, as Chloe was getting ready to tell her something important. Lucas says he knows what its about. Its about Sami and EJ, and Lucas thinks that he should tell Nicole himself.
Roman examines the broken window in the cabin and instructs another officer to cordon off the area. Marlena and John rush in and Marlena heads over to Sami to comfort her. John inspects the broken window, wondering about the trajectory of the bullet. Sami cries, saying she doesnt know, and Marlena tells him he should probably go. John sulks, saying that he was just trying to help. Roman takes EJ off for questioning. John says he is glad to see Sami is fine and heads off. EJ comes back over and tells Sami and Marlena that Roman thinks they can catch this guy. Sami wails about how he is going to keep trying to murder her until he is successful. EJ tries to soothe her, but Sami wont have it.
Hope brings Stephanie coffee and she cries, saying that she doesnt understand why Max is so gung-ho to protect Melanie when all she does is use him. Hope tells her that she hopes Max will corroborate her story, because otherwise, they will have nothing to go on. Stephanie shakes her head, saying she cant believe she told the truth and lost Max for nothing.
Max reminds Bo that he is standing by Melanie because of loyalty. Bo did the same thing with Phillip. Bo wonders if this is all worth losing Stephanie over. Max flies into a rage, saying that Stephanie betrayed him and he wont put up with it. Bo reminds Max that Stephanie was just trying to do the right thing. Max tells Bo that he knows Melanie didnt do this. He asks if Max knows this for a fact, but Max says its just a gut feeling. Hed be wiling to bet his life that Melanie is innocent.
Chloe doesnt understand why Lucas suddenly wants to tell the truth. He hems and haws, explaining that Sami and EJ have a child together, and Chloe was trying to say that Nicole having one with EJ just wont be the same as it was with Sami. Nicole wonders why Lucas came all the way over here to depress her with that news. Besides, its painfully obvious anyway. Chloe urges Lucas to finish, but his phone rings. Its Sami, who bawls that someone tried to shoot her and that he has to get home right away. Lucas rushes off, telling the two that someone tried to kill Sami. Nicole sighs, wondering why they only tried. She and Chloe look at one another and curse, Damn.
Melanie wonders why Phillip even cares what happened to Trent. Phillip says that he cares about justice, and he isnt going to sit on any information he has that will lead the police to the real killer. Melanie changes tactics and lays a guilt trip on Phillip, crying and saying that she has been through enough as it is. Phillip claims that he just wants the truth. He doesnt like seeing her upset, and he realizes Trent was abusive. Melanie yells that he figured her out. She killed her dad because she had an unhappy childhood. Kudos to him for getting the truth out of her.
Chloe complains about Lucas running after Sami. She swears that Sami purposely gets herself into these situations so the men around her have to rescue her. Nicole agrees, wondering where EJ is. John walks in just then, saying that Elvis is with Sami. In fact, he just saved her life.
Roman sends an officer off to the lab with evidence and EJ asks if they know anything. Sami interrupts, saying that they dont. This guy is a hired killer who knows she can ID him. He isnt going to stop until he kills her, too.
Max tells Bo that he knows Melanie loved Trent, and couldnt have done this. He used to think he was the unlucky one, since Trent threw him away, but now he realizes that Melanie is. He was fortunate to have a family that cared about him. Bo agrees, but still thinks Max is making a big mistake. Max understands, but says he wont let his sister go down for a crime she didnt commit. Bo tells him to leave and heads out, asking Hope where Stephanie is. Hope says she left, but thinks Max should go after her before its too late.
Melanie yells at Phillip, telling him that she must have killed Trent because of the way he treated her. Phillip apologizes for jumping to conclusions and starts to leave, but Melanie wants to talk about the wallet. He is the only one that can corroborate Stephanies guess that Melanie planted it in her purse. Phillip says he just plans on telling Bo what he needs to know. Melanie says he doesnt need to know about the wallet. Her dad gave it to her, but the cops wont believe that. He has to believe her and keep her secret. Phillip wonders what she is going to do to get him to believe her.
Roman tells Sami and Marlena that they will be placing a guard with Sami 24/7. Other than that, theres only one other way to insure that she will be safe from the hit man.
Stephanie comes into the pub, asking Nick if he has seen Melanie. He says they had dinner earlier, but thats it. Just then, Max comes in, wanting to talk to Stephanie and Nick heads off. He apologizes for making it seem like she was lying. That isnt what he meant to say. Stephanie thinks he wanted Bo and Hope to come to that conclusion on their own. Max reminds her that she betrayed him, but stops, saying that he doesnt want to rehash all of this. Stephanie agrees, telling Max that its over. Theyre done. She leaves.
Melanie tells Phillip that she has too much pride to make him believe anything. He either believes her, or he doesnt. Phillip tells her that his brothers mother is accused of this crime, and that he has to do the right thing. He starts to walk off, but Melanie stops him, saying she lied. She doesnt have any pride at all. She wants to buy Phillips silence. He says he doesnt need her money. She takes off his jacket, saying that she wasnt talking about money.
Nicole grumps, telling John that EJ said he was going to the office. John guesses he took the long way there. Nicole wonders why Sami has such a hold on EJ. John isnt sure, but says that now that her life is in danger, EJ will probably want to keep her even closer. Nicole groans, saying that that is not what she wants to hear.
Lucas rushes into the cabin, asking what is going on. Sami explains that a hit man tried to kill her and her dad is coming up with a plan to protect her. Chloe comes in too, asking what the plan is. Roman tells Sami that they are going to place her in temporary witness protection program.
Max tells Stephanie, Maybe it was an accident. She replies, But what if it was Melanie, and somebody else gets hurt because youre stopping Bo and the police from finding out the truth?
Lucas tells Sami, You got to do this for your children. You got to do whats right and keep them protected and safe.
Phillip tells Melanie, I just dont know how good I feel about sleeping with a killer.
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