Days of Our Lives Update Monday 6/22/09
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In Maggies kitchen, the director of Kates TV show hands Chloe a bowl to hold, telling her a photographer should be here in any minute. Lucas heads over, joking that Martha Stewart is going to have to move over. Chloe smiles ruefully, saying shes the worst cook on the planet, actually. Lucas assures her that she is going to do well, and that all she has to do is be her normal charming self. Maggie comes in, excited about her kitchen being used for the Hearth and Home talk show. She asks where Kate is, and Lucas explains that she should be here soon with Daniel. Chloe drops the bowl and it crashes to the floor. Lucas gasps. Maggie looks on worriedly.
At Victors place, Kate gives Daniel a call from the terrace, asking him to meet her there. Daniel thought they would go ahead and meet at Maggies, since the taping is there, but Kate asks him to head to Victors first, saying that he will understand when he gets there. She hangs up as Chris rushes out with a plate of hors-doeuvres. Kate compliments them, but Chris says that hostile butler made them. He doesnt understand why they didnt just have them made at Maggies. Kate says sternly that he will meet him at Maggies and Chris heads off, leaving the plate behind. Kate looks around stealthily and puts on a pair of rubber gloves. She takes the bottle of poison she procured from her purse and begins doctoring the treats.
At the Java Café, Mia stares in shock, asking Chad what he is doing here. He leers, saying hes back for the summer, and he missed her. He puts a hand over hers. Mia jerks away, snapping at him not to touch her.
At St. Lukes, EJ hands Sami some legal papers. She looks them over and gasps, telling Rafe that EJ is taking Johnny from her. EJ reminds her she did the same to him with Grace. Sami says that he cant do this. EJ says he didnt--she did, with all of her lies about his daughter.
In the vestibule, Father Matt tells Nicole about the nuns from the convent of the Holy Cross arriving. Nicole panics as Sister Agnes walks in. Father Matt starts to introduce the two, but she claims she knows Nicole already. Nicole stammers, saying she couldnt, since she has never seen her before. Sister Agnes seems to accept this and Father Matt introduces the two. Agnes starts to head into the chapel to see Sami, but Nicole wants to know if she came here alone. Agnes says she didnt.
Rafe tells EJ that he knows he is upset, but this is wrong and he knows it. EJ explodes, reminding Rafe angrily that he kept his daughter from him, and he didnt find out about her until she was dead. He wonders how Rafe dares preach to him about what is right and wrong. Will walks in just then, asking EJ if its true that he is taking his brother away from the family. Sami pleads with EJ, begging him not to do this. If he does, he must know that she wont be the only one hell be punishing.
Lucas asks Chloe if she has a problem with Daniel doing the show. She admits that she was surprised, since the last she heard, he had refused to do it. She wonders why he changed his mind. Lucas tells her that he thinks his mom threw a lot of money his way--something about a charity he really cares about. Just then, the director walks over, pulling Lucas aside to ask him a few questions. Maggie comes over, asking if Chloe is upset about Daniel doing the show, and she says she is, of course. She adds that it going to be awkward and uncomfortable. Maggie sighs, admitting that Daniel wasnt actually swayed by Kates offer--until she told him that he ought to do the show. Chloe groans, wondering why Maggie would try to make this harder for her.
Kate finishes poisoning the hors-doeuvres as Daniel walks out onto the terrace. She stands up hurriedly and strips off her rubber gloves. Daniel looks at her suspiciously, reminding her its a hot day. He wonders what she is doing wearing those gloves.
Mia asks Chad to leave her alone. He asks her what she is so mad about, and cant believe she is just going to walk away after not seeing him for a year. She asks sarcastically if she supposed to roll out the red carpet or something. She claims she has to go speak to her manager, but Chad stops her, calling her Goldilocks and asking her not to be this way. Mia flashes back to her and Chad making out in the back of a car. He starts to unbutton his shirt. She asks him to stop. He asks her not to be that way. Mia agrees and the two kiss. Mia comes back to the present and tells Chad to get out of here.
Will asks EJ if it would be alright for him to come visit Johnny at the mansion. EJ says that would be fine. Sami gapes. Will turns on her, furious, reminding her that she and Rafe lied to EJ about Grace and kept him from knowing her until it was too late. Not only does Will not blame EJ for wanting to take Johnny from his mom, he thinks EJ has every right to do so. Sami puts her head in her hands and sinks down on a pew.
Nicole asks Agnes who drove her, and she says Sister Claire did. Father Matt asks if Teresa is coming, but Agnes shakes her head, explaining that Teresa was transferred to a convent out of town a few days ago. Nicole sighs in relief as Will rushes past her. She calls out after him, asking what is wrong. Will ignores her and rushes off.
Sami sobs, saying that this day was supposed to be about Grace. Rafe vows that they will fight EJ with everything they have. Sami accuses EJ of only being happy when he can make others suffer. She adds that she has made mistakes, but at least she admits to them. She just cant believe as if he is pretending that he didnt do anything wrong here. EJ scoffs, saying she doesnt have a moral leg to stand on. Sami reminds EJ about what he has done to the mayor and Philip, and wonders what those politicians he has in his pockets would say about that. EJ claims that none of that matters. Nicole walks in, asking what all the shouting is about. Sami says she knows very well what is going on and accuses Nicole of talking EJ into doing this. Nicole says she did no such thing and EJ agrees, adding that he doesnt need a reason to take Johnny from Sami, other than that she is a liar and an unfit mother. He tells her that she has one hour to bring Johnny round to the mansion. Sami says that this isnt over, but EJ disagrees. Sami vows to see both him and Nicole in hell for this.
Maggie wonders why Chloe is so threatened by Daniel being on the show, but Chloe is surprised she cant guess. Maggie suspects that Chloe hasnt given Daniel up yet. Chloe sighs, saying she just cant do this. Maggie reminds Chloe that she is going to have to deal with her residual feelings for Daniel in a different manner. She cant keep going on pretending it never happened. Maggie adds that she just wants Lucas and Chloe to be happy. Chloe says she sees her point, and thinks this might be the best way to keep her promise to God--to love Lucas and make him happy until death does them part.
Kate tells Daniel that she was just doing a little pruning and thats why she had gloves on. Daniel seems to accept this and Kate gives him some paperwork finalizing the money going to the charity of his choice. He thanks her, but she says she is the one that is thankful. Daniel isnt so sure she will think so when she sees him on camera, but Kate assures him that he will do well. He asks why Kate had him meet her here, and she explains that she wanted to tell him privately how much it means to her that he is doing this. He says its for a great cause and Kate agrees, adding that she is also glad to be able to let go of her anger towards Chloe and Daniel. She asks Daniel to join her in a toast, and pours some cider. Daniel heads over for the poisoned hors doeuvres, asking if he can have some. Kate flies over and stops him, explaining that those are the treats Daniel will give Chloe on the show. Daniel backs off quickly, saying he didnt know. Kate checks her watch, and says they need to head over to Maggies. Daniel offers to take her in his car, but Kate says she has a few things to do first. She asks Daniel to take the hors doeuvres over to Maggies. He agrees and heads off with the plate. Kate puts the gloves back on, takes out the poison, and pulls a small black case out of her purse.
Will paces around near the pier and sighs. He takes out his phone and makes a call.
Mia tells Chad angrily to never call her Goldilocks again. Chad says that is how he still thinks of her, but she reminds him she hasnt heard from him since he went away. Chad sighs, saying he figured she wouldnt take his calls after the way things ended between them. He says he thought it would be better if he just showed up. He wonders how Mia could think hed forget her after all the amazing times they had. He asks if she remembers them. Mia flashes back to her and Chad in the car. She asks him if he loves her. He says he does, and that he will love her forever. Mia comes back to the present and grimaces, saying that she remembers, alright.
Father Matt and Sister Agnes walk into the chapel. Father Matt asks what is going on. Sami breezes past him and Agnes, saying she has to go. Rafe follows, and so does Agnes. Father Matt asks Nicole for a moment alone with EJ, and she heads back into the vestibule. Father Matt tells EJ that he knows that this is a sad and shocking day for him, but God commands all of us to forgive and pray for one another. He doesnt want him to see EJ do something he will come to regret. EJ scoffs, saying that Father Matt should be telling all of this to Sami. She is the one that played God, and she is going to regret it, too.
Nicole heads over to Sami, saying that she really had nothing to do with this whole custody thing. It was completely EJs idea. Sami accuses Nicole of looking guilty and asks what she is hiding. Nicole tells her to back off, but Sami demands that she confess. Nicole claims she is guilty of nothing except loving her husband and supporting his decisions. She adds that what Sami did by keeping Grace from EJ was unconscionable. Sami thought Nicole would be the last person to have a problem with it, since EJ was totally focused on her and Sydney during that time. Sami adds viciously that now that he knows the truth, she and Grace will never be far from his mind. Sami storms off. Nicole sighs.
Will calls Lucas, saying that they have to talk right away. He asks Lucas to meet him at the pier. Lucas agrees and hangs up. He tells Chloe what is going on and asks Chris to fill in for him until his mom arrives. Chris agrees, and Lucas assures Chloe she will be great. He promises theyll celebrate later and heads off, closing the door behind him. Chloe rushes after him, asking him to wait. She opens the door and stumbles into Daniels arms.
Kate takes Daniels glass and lifts his finger print from it with a sticky sheet of plastic. She looks at the print and grins, saying it will do perfectly.
Nicole comes back into the chapel, asking EJ how it went with Father Matt. He tells her that the two agreed to disagree. EJ wants to go home to get things ready for Johnny, but Nicole stops him and gestures at the photo of Grace, asking if they should take it home. She bursts into tears, saying that they dont have nay pictures of her. She cries even harder, saying that this shouldnt have happened. EJ soothes her, trying to assure her that none of this is her fault, but Nicole says it is.
Chloe asks Daniel if he is doing the show now, and he nods, saying Kate made him a great offer for a charitable contribution. He adds that he hopes Chloe isnt uncomfortable, but she claims she is fine with it. Daniel adds that there is one good thing to come out of him doing this show, and thats that he thinks Kate is finally coming around to both him and Chloe.
Kate takes the sticky sheet and places it face-down on the poison bottle, transferring Daniels fingerprint to it. Kate looks over her handwork and smiles, saying the print is very identifiable.
Chad asks Mia when she gets off work as Evan comes over, explaining that he found someone to cover Mias shift, so she can take the rest of the day off. He apologizes for being hard on her earlier and she thanks him. Evan heads off. Chad tell Mia he is glad they can spend time catching up right now, but Mia wonders if he was listening to her at all. There isnt going to be any catching up or anything else because she doesnt want to see him ever again. Mia storms off. Behind the counter, Evan looks over some papers and sighs. Chad heads in his direction.
Lucas meets Will, and he demands to know why his dad wasnt at Graces service. Lucas says that he and Sami spoke about it, and they both thought it was better if he didnt come. Will snaps back that he is sure his dad comingwould have made EJ even angrier. Lucas asks what he means and Will tells him angrily to give it up. He knows is dad knew about Grace belonging to his mom and EJ, and he said nothing. Will accuses Lucas of being a liar, just like his mom and Rafe.
Back at her place, Sami rushes into the living room frantically, telling Rafe that she called her dad, Abe, and Mickey Horton, and they all say the same thing--that she has no choice but to hand Johnny over to EJ. Rafe hugs her, telling her how sorry he is. Sami sobs, saying she just had to say goodbye to her little girl. She doesnt think she can get through having to do the same with Johnny--she just cant. Rafe tries to soothe her as Sami cries hysterically.
EJ wonders why Nicole is beating herself up about all this, and she claims that this is all her fault. If she hadnt been with EJ, then Sami probably would have told him the truth about Grace from the beginning. This all happened because Sami hates her. She sobs. EJ assures her that this is between him and Sami, and that it has nothing to do with her. He asks her to come home with him, but Nicole thinks this whole thing with Sami and Johnny will be harder with her around. She promises to be home later, and EJ heads off reluctantly. Nicole falls to her knees in front of Graces portrait, sobbing and begging for forgiveness. She rushes out of the church in tears.
Sami tells Rafe that he probably wont like this, but she needs to take Johnny over to EJs by herself. Hes so little, and she has to try to explain all this to him. Rafe says he understands, but reassures Sami, telling her not to give up, because theyre going to fight this and win. He hugs her, telling her he will talk to her soon. He heads off. Sami sighs.
Lucas tells Will the situation was complicated, but Will doesnt think so. He isnt EJs biggest fan by any stretch, but he also knows that EJ was Graces real father, and he was her real brother, and they both deserved to know the truth about that. Will adds that now his mom has to pay the price. Lucas asks what he means, and Will tells Lucas about EJ getting custody of Johnny. Lucas says he has to go be with Sami. He rushes off, telling Will theyll talk about this later. Will sits down with a sigh. Mia comes over and joins him. Will hugs her.
Chris gives Chloe and Daniel instructions on looking natural as Kate rushes in. She excuses Chris, saying shell take over from here. The director comes over, telling Kate that theyd better start soon, or the food wont look so appetizing anymore. Kate agrees and tells Chloe that she hopes shes hungry. Chloe smiles nervously, saying that she always is. Kate eyes the treats she poisoned, telling Chloe that the hors doeuvres are tasty--to die for tasty.
At the DiMera mansion, EJ kneels over Sydneys playpen, saying that her older brother is coming to live with them, and that pretty soon, hell have both of his children under one roof. He sighs deeply, telling Sydney that he is glad he still has her.
Nicole kneels by Graces grave, telling her it wasnt so long ago when she was delivering her. Nicole adds that she considers it an honor to have held her first--but then she gave her away so she could have Sydney. Nicole sighs, saying she cant help but feel like Graces death was all her fault. She adds that the worst part of all this is that Grace dying made her life a lot easier and her position with EJ that much more secure. She breaks down, begging God to forgive her.
Lucas heads into Samis place, saying he heard about Johnny, and had to come by. Sami hollowly tells Lucas that she still cant believe it. Lucas urges her to fight EJ on this, since Johnny belongs with her, and Allie needs her brother. Lucas vows to help Sami in any way he can, since she knows what a good mother she is. Sami thanks him. Lucas heads off, saying he has to go, but again tells Sami to call if she needs anything. The two hug and Sam thanks him again. Lucas leaves. Johnny rushes out just then, asking Sami if the two can play. She cries, saying they cant, because she has to take him to he daddys house.
Will tells Mia that something else went down at the church, but hell talk to her about it later. He can tell something is bothering her, and asks if she is in some sort of trouble. Mia says she isnt and ask what he means. Will says again that it looks like something is bothering her. Mia makes a face, saying its nothing worth talking about.
Evan offers Chad a job at the café, saying two people quit on him the day before. Chad accepts the job offer and thanks Evan, saying he will start tomorrow.
The director tells Chloe and Daniel that theyre shooting this all out of order, so all they need to do for this shot is have Daniel hand Chloe the food, and she eats it. The two agree. Chloe has some more questions, but Kate tells her to hurry, as time is money. The director calls for action. Daniel hands Chloe the tray of poisoned treats. She selects an hors-doeuvre. Kate grins and watches expectantly.
Sami brings Johnny to the mansion. EJ takes him from her, and asks her to close the door behind her. Sami sighs.
Nicole sobs, telling Grace that she would do anything to bring her back.
Daniel tells Chloe, You don't think we can be together without something happening, do you?
Kate grins and poisons some more food, Showtime.
Nicole bawls to Rafe, Poor Sami. She must be in hell.
Sami tells EJ, If Rafe wants to be Johnny's father, then he will be that too. EJ retorts, I'll kill him before that happens.
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