Days of Our Lives Update Wednesday 6/24/09
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Bedroom at Maggies house:
Chloe and Daniel are getting dressed for the television show shoot. Chloe starts to head for the door but Daniel stops her. Daniel wants to explain his earlier comment about it being fate for them to be together but Chloe interrupts him. Chloe insists she understands what Daniel meant by his comment. Daniel tells Chloe that he does respect her desire to fight for her marriage to Lucas. Chloe starts to head for the door but Daniel calls for her to stop. Chloe turns back to Daniel looking hopeful but Daniel moves in close as he explains that he only called her back because the back zipper on her dress was undone. Chloe breathes a sigh of relief and Daniel steps behind her to help pull up the zipper. Kate peeks through the door in time to see Daniel zipping up Chloes dress. Kate sighs angrily and walks away.
Lucas, alone, looks at his watch and complains that the shoot is taking too long. He also complains that he is starving and searches the contents of the fridge for a snack. Not finding anything he wants, Lucas walks across the room and spots the plate of poisoned snacks left unattended on the table. Lucas feels that since hes the producer, no one will mind if he takes one egg off the plate to eat. Lucas holds up the egg and admires it.
Outside the pub:
Will is leaving the pub as Rafe walks up. Rafe stops Will but Will doesnt want to stick around and talk. Rafe insists but Will is still hesitant since he knows Rafe will want to talk about Sami. Rafe tries a different approach by referring to how EJ has forced Sami to give him custody of Johnny. Will isnt fazed by Rafes attempt to paint the DiMeras as murderers because Will feels Johnny would still be better off with them than with Sami.
Nicole is exhausted from the long emotional day. Stefano walks in and confirms that Sydney has now fallen asleep. Nicole takes offense when Stefano claims that all the pain and anger was for nothing. Stefano points out that EJ is grieving over a child that wasnt really his but Nicole points out that Sami loved Grace even though Grace wasnt technically her child either. Stefano would rather focus on how Johnny is now in EJs custody and they no longer have to deal with Sami. Nicole delights in the thought of Sami being in pain with EJ pouring salt in her wounds, a situation that works in their favor.
Kiriakis mansion (back patio):
Sami begs Philip and Stephanie to help turn EJ in for hiring Owen to kidnap Stephanie so that she can get Johnny back. Philip tries to placate Sami but Sami continues her heartfelt plea. Stephanie looks nervous but still claims that she doesnt know how to help Sami. Sami takes out her cell phone and holds it out to Stephanie, imploring her to call Bo and tell the truth about EJ hiring Owen to kidnap her. Stephanie continues to look nervous while Philip glances back and forth between Sami, Stephanie, and the phone.
Bedroom at Maggies house:
Chloe becomes worried that Kate might have seen Daniel zipping up her dress and gone off thinking something happened between them. Daniel points out that he and Chloe have had many opportunities lately for something to happen but have refrained from acting on those impulses. Chloe doesnt feel like they should be proud of themselves for refraining. Daniel would rather refer to it as feeling relieved that theyd passed such a test. From downstairs, they hear Kate yelling in horror.
Outside of Pub:
Rafe is offended at Wills comment. Will points out that ever since meeting Sami, Rafe has told a lot more lies than hes ever had. Rafe claims hes only trying to help Will but Will lumps Rafe in with all the other losers Sami gets to do her dirty work for her. Will starts to turn away but Rafe tries to stop him. Will spins back around with his arm raised in an attempt to hit Rafe but Rafe grabs Wills arm before he can connect. Rafe lowers Wills arm and looks at him with anger and shock.
Kiriakis mansion (back patio):
Philip tries again to placate Sami but Sami remains steadfast. Philip tries to convince Sami that Stephanie shouldnt have to relive what Owen did to her because it would be too traumatizing but Sami is too focused on EJ being behind the kidnapping. Henderson walks in to tell Philip that there is a business call for him. Philip argues with Henderson about taking a message and Henderson finally gives up and heads back inside. Sami calls Philip on his reluctance to leave Stephanie alone with Sami. Stephanie tells Philip that its okay to go take the call and Philip leaves. Sami plays on the fact that she and Stephanie are family and asks her to consider how she wouldnt think twice if this were her baby brother Joe. Tears roll down Samis cheeks as Stephanie insists that she does want to help her keep Johnny away from EJ.
Kate yells at Lucas to stop before eating the egg. Lucas balks and considers Kates demand absurd. Kate is flustered, as she quickly comes up with the excuse that the egg shouldnt be eaten because it is a prop. Lucas doesnt care and raises the egg to his mouth to eat it. Kate knocks the egg to the floor and smashes it with her shoe. Lucas complains that his hand is now covered in egg too. Kate takes the plate to the sink and washes all the eggs as Daniel and Chloe come in to find out what happened. Lucas refers to Kate as the mayor of crazy town. Daniel asks Kate what the problem is. Lucas jokingly asks if the eggs were poisoned and Kate whips around to look at them in horror.
Stefano feels that Sami got what she deserved. Stefano asks where EJ and Johnny are and Nicole explains that EJ took Johnny to his day camp so EJ could spend the time explaining the new custody arrangements to Johnny. Stefano hopes this means that EJ will make it clear that Sami is to have nothing to do with Johnny anymore. Nicole points out that Sami still would have to pick up Allie from the same day camp and wouldnt be able to simply ignore Johnny. Stefano wants to find a new day camp for Johnny then but Nicole doesnt want Johnny to be separated from Allie too. Stefano complains that Nicole is too late to be developing a conscience.
Will pulls his arm back. Rafe gives Will the chance to hit him but Will remains stoic. Rafe points out that they love the same person in Sami. Rafe tells Will to be mad at him instead of Sami because Sami doesnt need that right now. Will quips that he cant say hes no longer mad at Sami because that would be a lie too. Rafe suggests that Will simply tell her the truth about loving her.
Kiriakis mansion (back patio):
Sami enthusiastically hugs and thanks Stephanie. Sami rattles on about how she wanted to tell EJ the truth well before now but changed her mind when EJ went after Philip. Stephanie stops her to explain that while she may want to help, she cant. Sami wants to know why not and notices Stephanie looking down at her engagement ring.
Lucas mocks Kate by comparing her to Mommy Dearest. Kate yells at Lucas to stop. Daniel asks Kate if she is all right. Kate claims to be embarrassed and proclaims that Lucas was right about the eggs being poisoned.
Outside of the pub:
Rafe points out to Will that Sami is the one person who knows what hes going through right now. Will knows that Rafe is right but still puts up a tough guy front. Rafe reminds Will that one day Grace will be a happy memory but pushing Sami away like this will only eat away at him.
Kiriakis mansion (back patio):
Sami continues to try and use their family bond to entice Stephanie to help her. Stephanie repeats that she doesnt think she can help Sami. Sami tells Stephanie to lie and tell the police that she saw EJ paying Owen off. Stephanie refuses. Sami points out that neither EJ nor Philip would think twice about lying. Stephanie cautions Sami about continuing but Sami disregards the verbal warning. Sami tells Stephanie to talk to her parents and get their advice before deciding. Stephanie tells Sami to get away and leave her alone. Stephanie heads back into the house. Alone on the patio, Sami refuses to leave Stephanie alone.
Kate claims that she wasnt thinking. Chloe smiles at how Lucas mocks Kate for poisoning without thinking. Kate explains that she was concerned that the mayonnaise in the deviled eggs had gone bad sitting under the hot lights. Kate refers to herself as embarrassed when she saw that Lucas could get sick from eating one of the eggs. Lucas doesnt buy that Kate would be embarrassed about something so trivial when shes done much worse to them. Christopher comes in to point out that the crew has been on break too long. Kate tells Christopher to send the crew home for the day with plans to reschedule the shoot. Christopher sarcastically remarks that a reschedule would be perfect considering they arent quite enough over budget yet but he stops complaining when he notices the washed down eggs in the sink. Chloe and Lucas exchange sly smiles as Christopher overreacts to the ruined eggs. Kate tells Christopher that he needs to leave so she wont take out her bad mood on him. Christopher jokes that he wished he worked for someone sane like Joan Rivers and leaves. Kate calls after him to come back after sending the crew home to clean up the kitchen. Chloe smiles as Lucas jokes about loving show business. Daniel asks Kate if she is all right but instead of truly answering, she asks Daniel to meet her at the Java café in half an hour. Kate thanks everyone for his or her time and leaves. Daniel and Lucas exchange weird glances.
Kiriakis mansion (back patio):
Sami is using her cell phone when Philip comes back outside. Sami puts away her cell phone when she hears Philip approaching. Philip complains that Sami was pushing Stephanie but Sami insists that shell keep pushing until Stephanie breaks. Philip decrees that Sami not get near Stephanie again. Philip pours himself a drink but slams down the bottle when Sami says that his attitude is confirmation that hes just using Stephanie. Sami storms off.
Kate takes a seat at a table and positions her purse on the table facing front. She warns that Daniel best not be late.
Kiriakis mansion (back patio):
Philip is chatting with one of his henchmen when the mans phone rings. The man takes the call hed been expecting about a deal theyd been hoping would go through. The man offers thumbs up to Philip and Stephanie walks in as they are shaking hands. Upon seeing Stephanie, the man leaves. Philip assures Stephanie that Sami is gone and wont be bothering her again. Stephanie points out that though Sami told her to lie, shed actually be telling the truth. Stephanie complains that she only lied to end the war and with EJs treatment of Sami, that war hasnt ended. Philip doesnt think Stephanie should have to worry about Samis problems.
Nicole returns to the living room carrying Sydney but she isnt happy to see Stefano still there. Stefano doesnt appreciate Nicoles sarcastic description of his discord for her recent feelings. Stefano points out that Nicole is feeling guilt but Nicole retorts that Stefano wouldnt know about guilt since hes never felt that himself. Stefano warns Nicole that feeling guilty could lead to bad decisions. Nicole insists that while Stefano can dictate what she says and how she acts, he cant dictate how she feels. Stefano reminds Nicole of the pain Sami has put EJ through. Nicole warns that messing with Sami could cause Sami to do bad things. Stefano doesnt think Sami could possibly do anything to them but Nicole cautions him not to underestimate Sami.
Sami packs bags for her and Johnny. She plans to get away before EJ knows that they are gone. Sami slings the bags over her shoulder and opens the door to leave just as Rafe was about to knock.
Daniel walks in and takes a seat across from Kate. Daniel asks Kate if she is having a problem with the pills he prescribed. Kate moves her purse to face Daniel and tells him that her problem is actually with him. Kate refers to Daniel and Chloes affair as a thorn in her heart and Daniel mocks her for using such cheesy imagery. Kate acts offended that Daniel would think she wouldnt still be upset over their affair. Daniel calls Kate angry and choosing to be vindictive. Kate acts concerned for Daniel but Daniel finds the concern to be phony. Daniel stands to leave. Daniel insists that there is nothing going on between him and Chloe. Kate describes the sexual tension between Daniel and Chloe on set but Daniel is quick to chalk up the tension to nerves. Kate sees Daniels quick defense of Chloe as a sign that he still loves her.
Lucas and Chloe have walked in a little early to pick up Allie. Lucas suggests they get some food while they wait for Caroline to return with Allie. Lucas doesnt appreciate Chloes joke about eating devilled eggs. Lucas explains that he doesnt like how Kate was on Chloes case so much today and feels that Chloe was only laughing it off for Lucas sake. Lucas fears that Chloe is mad at him for not shutting Kate up but Chloe tells him that what happened today was her fault.
Philip places his hands on Stephanies shoulders and tells her not to take on Samis troubles. Stephanie cant believe Philip doesnt understand the reasons why Sami lied. Philip pulls Stephanie close for a hug and assures her that hell deal with this.
Sami tells Rafe that she was taking the bags over to Lucas for Allie. Rafe questions why Sami would be using Johnnys backpack then. Sami claims that she was going to bring the backpack to Lucas for Johnny. Rafe questions whether Lucas would then be expected to bring the bag over to EJs house. Sami tries to act like she meant that all along but then dismisses Rafes questions for a quick exit. Rafe blocks the doorway and accuses Sami of trying to run away with the kids.
Sami claims she doesnt have time to talk and tries to get past Rafe. Rafe stops her and points out that he cant help her if he doesnt know what shes planning.
Nicole checks on Sydney who is now lying in her playpen. Stefano cautions Nicole not to identify with the enemy. Nicole reiterates her concern that Sami can be dangerous when backed into a corner. Stefano points out that Nicoles description of Sami reminds him of her.
Philip brings Stephanie a glass of water and urges her to block everything out. Philip suggests that they spend the beautiful day swimming but Stephanie doesnt feel like it. Philip still wants to and walks away. Stephanie thinks about Philips suggestion to block it all out and pops another pill. Stephanie looks at the bottle and decides to pop a second pill.
Lucas doesnt understand why Chloe would think today was her fault. Chloe blames herself for screwing up the shoot. Lucas is so angry with Kate, he wishes he had dumped water on her head. Chloe urges Lucas to get along with Kate and Lucas is confused as to why Chloe keeps taking Kates side. Chloe feels that she is not cut out for TV. Lucas assures Chloe that the rest of the day is going to be better.
Daniel criticizes Kate for putting him and Chloe together for the show. Kate sees that as an admission of his feelings for Chloe. Daniel turns to leave but Kate calls him back. Kate tells Daniel that Chloe is weak and if she resists him, theres no guarantee that she wont just go cheat with someone else. Daniel leans over the table to get in Kates face and tell her to go to hell. Kate smirks as she looks down to see Daniel looming over her purse.
Stephanie has returned to the patio after changing into her swimsuit. She seems woozy and rubs her eyes. Philip returns but is still in his suit. He apologizes for having been called back to work. Philip offers to have lunch brought out but Stephanie would rather swim first. Philip leaves. Stephanie walks back over to retrieve her towel and has to hold on to the back of the chair to keep from falling over. Stephanie shakes her head, grabs her towel, and heads off for the pool.
Daniel tells Kate to leave Chloe and Lucas alone. Daniel returns to his seat. Kate apologizes. Kate tells Daniel that her anger is really her not being over him. Daniel tells Kate that doing this show was a big mistake.
Stefano admires Nicole for not trying to change EJ. Nicole explains that not trying to change EJ and not agreeing with him all the time are two different things. Stefano wants Nicole to take note of how Sami is being treated after defying their family. Stefano tells Nicole to compare her life now to Samis before leaving the room. Nicole fights back tears as she kneels by Sydneys playpen. Nicole tells Sydney that Stefano has threatened her one too many times and now she is going to do the right thing.
Rafe throws a bunch of questions at Sami about her plans to run away with the kids in an effort to help her see the error of her ways. Sami is too focused on leaving quickly and hasnt thought any of this through. Rafe warns Sami that if she takes Johnny, shell lose all chance at having custody of him permanently. Sami complains that EJ has Stephanie so scared that she wont say the truth about what he did to her. Rafe promises that he will help Sami but not like this.
Sami and Rafe hug. Rafe tells Sami that everyone in town knows EJ was wrong in taking Johnny and will soon come help Sami out. Rafe makes Sami promise not to leave while he steps away to get her some water. Samis cell phone rings and she answers it angrily when she sees that its Nicole calling. In a hushed voice, Nicole tells Sami not to tell anyone but she plans to find a way for Sami to see Johnny.
Lucas and Chloes new home:
Lucas and Chloe smile as they approach the door to their new home. Chloe laughs as Lucas insists on carrying her across the threshold. As Lucas lifts her up, Chloe imagines that its Daniel holding her and smiles. Chloes face falls into panic when she realizes she was only fantasizing. Chloe insists on being put down in favor of walking through the door with Allie. Chloe picks up Allie while Lucas picks up their bags.
Kate desperately wants Daniel to be on the show. Daniel doesnt think this reshoot will fit into his schedule. Kate plays on Daniels love for his lost wife to entice him into remaining on the show. Kate tells Daniel that she feels guilty for keeping him since hes so busy and tells him to go. Once Daniel leaves, Kate pulls out the tape recorder she had hidden in her purse. Kate listens to the tape and is pleased to hear Daniels voice telling her to go to hell.
Philip calls Stephanie to let her know that hell be home later than planned but has to leave a message.
Stephanie gets out of the pool and grabs her pill bottle. She stops in the midst of walking away when she starts to feel woozy. Stephanie turns at the sound of her cell phone ringing and collapses onto the ground. Stephanie lifts her head in an attempt to reach her phone but she cant get up. Stephanie lays her head back down and passes out.
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