Days of Our Lives Update Friday 10/16/09
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Arianna heads into the Kiriakis mansion and greets Brady, asking if this is a bad time. He claims it isnt, though he wasnt expecting her. She apologizes for not calling first, explaining that she has done something terrible, and she came by to ask for his forgiveness.
In Maggies kitchen, Will looks on as Mia demands to know what Chad has done. Chad scoffs, saying he went to see his little girl, obviously. Mia gasps. Chad asks her if she really expected him to hang back in the shadows and wait for her approval. Mia asks if he saw Sydney, and Chad nods, saying he saw his babytheir baby.
At the DiMera mansion, Sami asks Nicole what is going on, remembering that Nicole said shed die before anyone took her baby. Nicole doesnt answer. Sami folds her arms and tells Nicole that she cant let anyone take Sydney, no matter what happens. She adds that she knows Nicole loves that little girl more than anything else in the world, and she is Nicolesit doesnt matter that shes adopted. Sami pleads with Nicole not to dare let anyone take her child from her.
Chloe heads into Daniels apartment with an armful of bags and a bouquet of flowers. Daniel comes out of the bathroom just then, wearing only a towel. Chloe gasps and drops everything she was holding. She stares. Daniel grins.
Arianna explains that Melanie told her about Nicoles secret regarding the baby coming out, and about how her husband kicked her out, and she really feels awful about it. Brady is surprised she cares so much, since she and Nicole arent friends. Arianna tells Brady that Nicole isnt the one she cares about.
Chad explains sarcastically that he went to see Sydney at her mansion. Mia is surprised the nanny let him in, but Chad says he talked to her fatherthe man who thought he was her father, anyway. Mia cant believe Chad told EJ he was Sydneys father. Chad grumps that that man deserved to know the truth just like he did. Mia groans, saying that Chad doesnt understand, and that he has ruined everything. She sighs, saying that now Nicole will never be able to keep Sydney.
EJ warns Sami that this is between him and Nicole, but Sami ignores him, telling Nicole not to let anyone take her baby. She isnt sure what EJs part is in all this, but Nicole cant let him get away with it. EJ asks Sami to leave again, and she huffs out the door. Outside, she tells herself that Nicole looked terrified and that she has to find some way to help her.
Chloe apologizes, telling Daniel what a klutz she is. He heads over to help her collect her purchases, and picks up a baby blanket that fell out of one of the bags. Chloe stammers.
Chad mocks Mia, saying he cant believe Nicole wont be able to keep the baby. Mia snaps, asking if he thinks this is funny, but Chad says he just thinks Mia is delusional. He tells Mia flatly that Nicole isnt keeping the baby because Sydney isnt hersshes his and Mias. Mia doesnt think he understands, but Chad says he does. He claims that Mia lied through her teeth, but that wont happen again because he is getting his daughter back.
Sami sits by Graces tombstone and sobs. Maggie comes over, explaining that she saw Sami as she was driving by, and wanted to give her a hug. She hugs Sami and Sami thanks her, admitting that she needed that. Maggie thinks it must be difficult for Sami, since she doesnt have her mom around, and Sami admits thats true. She adds that she is still having a hard time over Graces death. Sometimes she thinks shes doing better, and then the grief comes back. Maggie asks what happened to make Samis grief come back today, and Sami explains that a friend might lose her babynot that she is sick, but that someone might take her away. Sami says that she knows what that loss feels like and she would do anything to make sure another mother doesnt go through the pain she did.
EJ tells Nicole that its time for her to face reality, and admits that he had been rethinking all of this before Chad showed up. Nicole, excited, asks if EJ has finally realized how much he loves Sydney and wants her back in his life. EJ admits that he loves Sydney with all of his heart. Nicole says she knew EJ couldnt be angry for long, but he pushes her away, saying that he meant he wants Sydney back in his lifenot Nicole.
Chloe throws the blanket at Daniel, suggesting he use it to cover himself up. Daniel explains he was just going to hop in the shower, and Chloe tells him to go ahead. He says he wants to help her pick up the things she dropped. Chloe says she can do it herself, but Daniel ignores her, moving in for a kiss.
Arianna explains that she is here because she is worried about Brady, but Brady doesnt buy it, saying that he believes she is here to get a free pass. Arianna asks what he means, and Brady says he knows that she must be feeling guilty, and he doesnt blame her, since its such a natural reaction. He then shouts that he absolves her, and that she doesnt have to feel guilty anymore. Arianna begs Brady to tell her what is going on, as she doesnt think he is acting like himself. Brady scoffs, wondering why she cares. Arianna explains that Brady is the best person she knows, and shed hate it if something caused himBrady interrupts, asking abruptly if she is worried he might start using drugs again.
Sami sighs, saying that she knows Maggie thinks this is none of her business, but she cant stay out of thisnot after what she went through with Grace. She claims she has to help her friend so she doesnt suffer through the same unbearable loss she did. Maggie asks Sami what she thinks she can do to help. Sami isnt sure, but vows to find out who is threatening her friend and claims she will know what to do once she finds out. Maggie can tell that Sami has already made up her mind about this, and warns her to be sure to think of herself in all of this, too, and to take care of herself. Sami promises to do so and thanks Maggie. The two hug.
Nicole sighs, saying she knows she hurt EJ, but she only did what she didEJ snaps, interrupting and shouting that hes heard all her excuses abut doing this out of love. EJ claims that what she did was cruel and selfish, and he will no longer be a party to her keeping a child away from its father. Nicole scoffs, saying she cant let Chad have Sydney, as that is insane. EJ cant believe Nicole thinks she is capable of deciding what is sane and what is insane. Nicole defends herself, saying that not even Mia thought Chad was capable of caring for Sydney, which is why she never told him she was pregnant. Nicole then reminds EJ that Chad is still in high school. EJ says that doesnt matter, but Nicole thinks that Chad is only going to be interested in Sydney until his friends want to go out and party. EJ snaps that having a child changes a person, and Nicole should know that better than anyone. EJ then exclaims that he can see things from Chads point of view because hes been in this position before with two women who kept him in the dark. He claims the whole thing is disgusting and selfish, and he wont take it anymore.
Chloe pushes Daniel away, reminding him that they cant do this yet, but they wont have to wait much longer. Daniel hopes not, claiming that he is losing his mind. Chloe reminds him that theyre a team, and that theyre in this together. The phone rings just then. Chloe goes to answer it as Daniel heads off for the shower. Chloe tells him Father Matt is on the other line, and answers, greeting the priest. She assumes he is calling about the annulment. She listens for a moment, then frowns, I see.
Brady tells Arianna not to worry, as he is fine. Arianna claims that she can tell Brady is hurting, and that he cant deny it. Brady admits that he is a mess, but that doesnt mean he is using. He says that after the hell he went through, he wont let anyone drag him down that destructive pathnot Arianna or anyone else. Arianna asks if that includes Nicole. Brady snaps, wondering why she always brings Nicole up. Arianna says she cant help but wonder what is going on between the two now that Nicoles secret has come out. Brady claims that it has nothing to do with her, but Arianna disagrees.
Mia begs Chad not to take Sydney. Chad scoffs, asking if she thinks hes going to buy that story again about her wanting to be his girlfriend. He declares that he knows Mia played him, since she and Will were practically going at it when he walked in. Will butts in, asking Chad what his problem is. Chad ignores him, saying that he cant believe he bought Mias crap and believed she wanted to reconnect. Mia claims that she had to protect their baby. Chad scoffs, saying she was wiling to give herself to him to get what she wanted, and that makes her a whore. Will leaps forward, attacking Chad. The two tussle as Mia attempts to break it up.
Nicole accuses EJ of trying to distance himself from Sydney. EJ screams at her that Sydney isnt his daughter, and she isnt hers, either. He asks if she is really so delusional that she doesnt understand the legal situation, snapping that Sydneys biological parents can get her back if they want her. Nicole claims that they dont want her. She knows Chad showed up, but she claims he doesnt really know what he wants, and that he is incapable of giving Sydney a good life. Nicole assures EJ that if they stick together as a team and work things out, theyll have the chance to keep Sydney, and to keep their marriage alive. EJ scoffs, wondering why he would want to do that. Nicole says she believes that he still loves heras much as he loves Sydney, and as much as she loves him. She claims they can do anything together and begs him not to throw what they have away. EJ tells her to get out. Nicole takes Sydney and heads outside, sobbing. She runs into Sami on the doorstep. Sami asks whats wrong, and if she can help, but Nicole sobs that no one can help her now. She heads off with the baby, bawling miserably. Sami storms into the DiMera mansion and calls EJ a bastard.
Chloe hangs up with Father Matt as Daniel exits the bathroom. He asks if there was some problem with the annulment, but Chloe says everything went through just fine, and that the annulment is final. Daniel wonders why she looks so upset, then.
Mia asks Will to back off, and admits that Chad was rightwhat she did was wrong and dishonest, and she did whore herself out. She adds that that should tell Chad that she would do anything to protect their baby. Chad says he plans on doing the same. Mia asks Will to give her and Chad a moment alone. He agrees, but tells Mia that he will be right outside if she needs him. He heads out the door. Chad scoffs, saying he cant believe Will is defending Mia after all of the lies she told. Mia thinks Will understands why she did what she did. Chad asks abruptly what Mia plans to do now to keep his child away from him. Mia says she wants to apologize, since what she did was wrong, and shes sorry. She claims that she never meant to hurt Chad.
Sami demands to know how EJ could treat Nicole and Sydney so cruelly. EJ huffs that she has no clue what she is talking about, but she snaps back that she saw Nicole sobbing and carrying Sydney out of here, so she can only assume EJ threw them both out. EJ says he is about to do the same to Sami. She ignores him, asking what the hell is wrong with him. She knows hes angry at both her and Nicole for what they did, but she cant believe EJ would throw an innocent baby out on the streets. EJ retorts that he just met Sydneys fatherher real father. Sami thought the adoption was closed, but EJ says that Nicole lied about that too. Not only was the adoption not closed, it was also illegal. He tells Mia that the babys father is Chad Peterson. Sami gasps, asking if that is Mias ex-boyfriend. She guesses Mia must be Sydneys mother. She stares in shock. EJ glares, welcoming her to his world. Sami shakes her head, saying she knew Mia had a baby, but she never guessed it was Sydney. EJ smirks, noting that Sami isnt so quick to defend Nicole now.
Brady demands to know why Arianna keeps brining Nicole up, and wonders if she feels threatened by Nicole. Arianna wonders why she would be threatened, and starts to head off, saying that she has to go. Brady demands to know why Arianna seems so anxious to get away from him.
Chloe tells Daniel that this has nothing to do with him. She claims that she loves Daniel, and wants nothing more than to be his wife, but she hates that it had to happen at Lucas expense. Daniel thinks that is because she is so sensitive and compassionate. Chloe sighs, saying its hard to think that its all over, considering how dependent Lucas was on her. Daniel says he realizes its sad for her to end this marriage, even though it wasnt right from the beginning. Chloe thanks Daniel for being so compassionate and understanding, and claims she has waited her whole life for someone like him. Daniel moves in for a kiss, saying that she doesnt have to wait anymore.
Chad snaps that Mias words dont mean much after all the lies she has told. She sighs, telling Chad that she thinks he is a really good person with a bright future, but she cant care about him in the way he wants her to. Chad huffs, thanking her sarcastically for being honest now that she has made a complete fool out of him. Mia claims this is about their little girl and what is best for her, not him. Chad says he knows what is best for his daughterand it isnt her lying mother or that crazy bitch Nicole. Mia begs Chad to listen to her, saying hed give her a chance to explain if he really cared for her. Chad says he did care for hermore than she will ever knowbut now all he feels for her is hatred.
Nicole sits in Stefanos hospital room with Sydney, telling a comatose Stefano about how EJ was reconsidering taking her and Sydney back, but then Chad, the kid that thinks he is Sydneys father, screwed everything up. Nicole sighs, saying she knows she can fight him on this, since a paternity test wont match, but that will bring up a host of questions that Nicole wont be able to answer. She thinks that if that happens, EJ will dig into things, and it will only be a matter of time before EJ figures out he and Sami are Sydneys parents. She sighs, telling Stefano that she will lose Sydney and probably go to jail, too, and then shell never see her baby girl again. Nicole sobs, saying she has always depended on Stefano for help, but she doesnt think even he can help her now. She admits to herself miserably that its all over.
Sami asks EJ if he is sure about this. EJ sighs, saying that Nicole had a miscarriage, and she knew she needed a baby to replace the one she lost. She managed to find Mia, who was as far along in her pregnancy as Nicole should have been, and somehow got her to agree to this monstrous plan. Sami shakes her head. EJ shouts at her not to dare pretend she has a problem with this when she did the same thing to him in regards to Grace. He snaps that Sami has no right to judge Nicole. Sami huffs that if she had it to do all over again, shed make the same decision. EJ chucks his drink across the room, shrieking at Sami to stop.
Arianna tells Brady that it isnt that she wants to get away from himits that she hurt him, and he doesnt deserve it since he is such a great guy. Brady reminds her she called him boring. Arianna says she shouldnt have said that, but Brady retorts that its too late to take it back. He notes sarcastically that she must have meant to say he was dull or snooze-inducing instead, but Arianna says she was just confused at the time. What she wants to say now is that Brady is amazing, smart, and strong, and everyone loves him.
Daniel and Chloe kiss passionately and prepare to make love. Daniel tells Chloe how much he loves her. She tells him how happy he makes her.
Mia is surprised Chad hates her, but he wonders how else he is supposed to feel about a person that has shown him as little respect as Mia has. Mia says that she only did what she thought was right. She asks Chad to forget about her and think about Sydney. Chad claims that he is, and that he is going to get custody of his daughter. Mia begs Chad to hear her out, but he refuses to listen to anything else she has to say. He flings the door open, tells Will that Mia is all his, and storms off. Mia collapses into Wills arms.
EJ accuses Sami of finally showing her true colors and accuses her of not caring that she kept his daughter away from him. Sami retorts that he proves her decision right every chance he gets. She reminds him hes still living in this house, surrounded by violence. She admits that she cant protect Johnny from EJ, but she can sure as hell make sure the rest of her children are safe. EJ asks if that includes breaking the law. Sami says that she would do anything for her kids, and dares EJ to say otherwise.
Arianna tries to finish what she was saying, but Brady says he thinks he has figured it out. He moves in and kisses Arianna.
Will demands to know what Chad did to Mia. She claims it isnt important, and that she will be fine as long as she has him. Will tells her he loves her, and vows that the two of them will get through this. Mia sighs, saying that she cant let Chad take Sydney. She thinks there must be a way to stop him or find someone that can help them.
Nicole tells herself that she has to pull it together. She tries to think of what Stefano would do if he were her. She guesses he would probably find a way to get rid of Chad, but she decides she isnt Stefano, and that she cant go that far. She wishes she could pay Chad off, but she doesnt have any money. She considers blackmail, but remembers she doesnt have anything on Chad. Suddenly, Nicole gets an idea, and her eyes light up.
EJ scoffs, asking if that is supposed to scare him. He reminds Sami that most parents would do anything for their kids, and she isnt anything special. Sami wonders if EJ falls into that category. She says that she can tell he loves Sydney, and that he should be willing to do what is best with herincluding helping her keep the only mother she had ever known. She demands that EJ help Nicole keep her baby.
Nicole calls Chad. He answers, and tells her he isnt interested in speaking to her, but she claims it is important and asks him to meet her somewhere. Chad asks her what the hell she wants, claiming that he doesnt have time for games. Nicole swears that she just wants to meet him to tie up some loose ends. She thinks they both want what is best for Sydney, and that they can work something out.
Arianna tells Brady, I know I can trust you. You can't trust me.
Sami asks Mia, What about how you met Nicole? Was that fate?
Chad asks Nicole, Where's my kid?
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