Days of Our Lives Update Thursday 1/19/12
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Marlena continues to tell Will about their history with the DiMeras and everything they have done to their family. Will says Sami had it coming. Abigail arrives and greets them. Abigail compliments Will on his new car and has Will promise to take her for a ride later before leaving. Marlena then questions Will about his new car and hopes EJ did not buy it for him.
Nicole talks with EJ at home and mentions that Will still hasn't brought the campaign posters. Nicole assumes Marlena is questioning Will. Nicole asks EJ again why Will would want him to be elected. EJ reminds her that they have discussed it several times. Nicole doesn't get why she can't be in on an 18 year old kid working for him. EJ tells her that there's nothing else to it. EJ mentions that Johnny told Will to vote for EJ. Nicole asks EJ what if Johnny finds out that he used Will. EJ claims he has not asked Will to do anything wrong. Nicole asks if he's saying Will had nothing to do with stealing Abe's job plan. EJ doesn't respond so Nicole wants to know who he's protecting because she thought they were on the same team.
Victor talks with Daniel outside the Brady Pub. Victor thinks Daniel is making a huge mistake by leaving town. Daniel talks about how he can't be a surgeon anymore. Victor asks if he thought about how his decision will affect Maggie and Melanie.
Melanie talks with Maggie at the spa as Maggie finishes her spa day. Melanie signs out of work and offers to go get something to eat or shop with Maggie. Maggie tells Melanie that she knows what she's doing and she should stop.
Will admits to Marlena that EJ bought him a new car and doesn't think it's a big deal. Will talks about how EJ has to uphold his reputation in the run for mayor. Will tells her that she's making a big deal out of nothing. Marlena tells Will that EJ is trying to buy and corrupt him. Marlena promises that she will not let EJ do it to him.
Austin finds Abigail at the town square. Abigail was on her way to get lunch for them but Austin says he had to come see her. Austin states that he realized something huge. Austin says he realized that he can't go another minute without this and then kisses Abigail. Abigail says she has to be dreaming as Austin kisses her again. Austin tells her that she is not dreaming. Abigail says she never thought in a million years that this could happen. Austin says he tried but can't deny his feelings anymore. Austin tells Abigail that he loves her and wants the world to know it. Abigail says she loves him and they kiss again until Abigail comes out of her daydreaming. Austin then approaches Abigail. Abigail says she was just daydreaming and had put in their order for lunch. Austin offers to wait with her. Austin asks if she's sure everything is alright.
Will continues to tell Marlena that the internship is not a big deal as it will only be a few months. Will says it was he who went to EJ for the job. Marlena then assumes it's about Will punishing Sami for sleeping with EJ.
EJ tells Nicole that they are always on the same team. Nicole worries that they are slipping back into their old ways of secrets and lies. EJ reminds her that he promised not to lie to her anymore. EJ says there are certain things that she should be protected from. Nicole doesn't want protection but wants him to be honest with her. EJ flirts with her to try and change the subject but Nicole wants to talk. EJ kisses her until her phone rings. EJ tries to convince her not to answer but Nicole points out that they have work to do. Nicole says they will continue later as EJ exits the room. Nicole then answers her phone and wants to know if they found the personal files on EJ.
Will asks Marlena why it's hard to believe that he just wanted a decent internship. Marlena says she would if it was anyone but EJ. Marlena suggests Will go to work with John and Brady at Basic Black. Will states that he made a commitment and can't quit now. Marlena wants him to tell her if something is going on. Will tells her that she was right that part of him is doing it to get back at Sami. Marlena thinks the only thing it will do is hurt Will. Will tells her that all he does is get his coffee and make copies so it's no big deal. Marlena asks Will to confront Sami instead of working for EJ but Will says it isn't that simple. Marlena begs Will to get out now.
Maggie tells Melanie that they both know it's Mickey's birthday and distractions won't stop her from thinking about him. Melanie just doesn't want her to be alone. Maggie tells her not to worry about her. Maggie says losing Mickey was one of the hardest things to go through but thinking about him doesn't make her sad anymore. Maggie talks about spending a lot of time being sad but now she's grateful for the many years that they spent together since not everyone is so lucky. They talk about how now she has Victor. Maggie credits Victor for bringing joy back into her life and adds that she also has Melanie and Daniel. Melanie hugs her then gets a call from Daniel. Daniel asks Melanie to lunch at the Pub. Melanie informs him that she was heading there with Maggie so Daniel tells her that there is something he would like to discuss with both of them.
Nicole gets told on the phone about the car purchase in Will's name. Nicole finishes that it was all she needed to know as EJ walks back in and asks what she needed to know.
Will tells Marlena that she's the most important person in his life as she is the one person he can talk to who doesn't judge him or talk down to him. Will asks Marlena to let him make his own decisions and to not get involved. Marlena worries about Stefano or EJ hurting him and says she'd never forgive herself for not stepping in. Will insists that nothing bad will happen. Marlena points out that he can't know that with all the stress he's been under. Will asks her to stop and says he loves her but doesn't want this to come between them. Marlena states that nothing will ever come between them and hugs him. Will apologizes but says he has to go. Will tells Marlena that he will call her later. Marlena adds that he can call her any time for any reason.
Nicole tells EJ that it was just campaign stuff. EJ mentions that his phone interview was postponed. Nicole keeps her tablet and phone away from EJ and decides she doesn't want to talk anymore then starts kissing EJ.
Abigail tells Austin that she was worried about getting lunch late. Austin says he just is happy to get out of the office. Abigail tells Austin about her meeting with Madison for a possible internship but she doubts she will get it. Austin bets Abigail will get it so she thanks him. Austin talks about Abigail having school, a job, and an internship but Abigail assures him that she can handle it. Austin says he wants her to talk to him if it gets to be too much because he could always get another assistant but Abigail quickly says no to that.
EJ and Nicole finish making love on the couch. EJ calls it a nice surprise and suggests going upstairs to take a shower. Nicole tells EJ to go up and she will join him in five minutes. EJ kisses her and then heads upstairs. Nicole waits until he leaves and then gets her tablet and phone back out. Nicole looks something up and calls Will. Nicole asks Will to meet her later this afternoon. Will wonders why. Nicole claims it's too discuss the campaign.
Abigail talks to Austin about why she needs the assistant job. Austin is glad that she's staying. Austin talks about his days in school. Austin says if he could blow off work and hang out here he would. Abigail suggests that he could because he has everything he needs here such as internet, coffee, and his assistant. Austin agrees that he could stay there.
Daniel and Victor meet with Maggie and Melanie at the Brady Pub. Daniel talks about them helping him through the last few months. Daniel says this is harder than he thought and then informs them that he is leaving Salem.
EJ finishes a phone call about his campaign and then answers the door to see Marlena. EJ calls it a surprise. Marlena says they have to talk and asks EJ how dare he. EJ offers her some tea but she declines. Marlena says all she wants are answers and asks what he's doing with Will. EJ claims he's helping Will realize his full potential. EJ states that he's a new man and he's trying to make his children proud of him. Marlena asks what Will has to do with it. Marlena thinks something bigger is going on and she wants to know what it is now.
Abigail tries to show Austin how to work a touch screen tablet computer. Austin wonders if Abigail has anything else she needs to do. Abigail insists that she's fine. Austin wonders if she's using this to avoid thinking about Chad. Abigail promises that she's over him. Abigail jokes with Austin about working on the tablet.
Melanie questions Daniel leaving Salem and Maggie asks Victor. Victor says he just found out. Melanie hopes he's kidding but Daniel says he's not since he just needs some time away to regroup and think about what he wants to do with his life. Daniel says this town either reminds him of Jennifer or Chloe or Parker or the hospital. Maggie wants to know where he's going to go or what he's going to do. Daniel isn't sure and suggests he could go travel and surf. Daniel declares that he needs to save his own life now.
EJ asks Marlena why she thinks there's an ulterior motive. Marlena thinks that's all the DiMeras have. Marlena says she'll leave if EJ tells her what he's doing with Will or else she will just stay. EJ says he doesn't have any secret agendas against her and John. Marlena comments that it must have irked EJ when John was freed since they went to so much trouble to frame him. Marlena believes EJ is going after Will to get back at John. EJ assures her that they haven't thought about her or John. Marlena tells EJ to target her if he wants to target her family and to stay away from Will.
Austin talks to Carrie on the phone as Abigail works on his tablet computer. Austin finishes saying he will see Carrie later. Abigail asks what it was about. Austin tells her that Carrie can't meet him for dinner tonight because of work. Austin adds that he thought things would get better after John's case. Abigail mentions that at least Carrie isn't alone since she's with Rafe. Abigail then goes back to showing Austin things on his computer. Austin says they don't have to work on it now since he has all night to work now. Abigail tells him that she doesn't have a lot going on now and likes feeling useful.
Melanie gets upset and starts to cry about Daniel leaving. Daniel says he will call, write, and e-mail and says he will be back but can't promise. Daniel tells Melanie how much he will miss her. Daniel calls it a stupid idea since he didn't want to hurt anybody. Maggie cries and says Daniel will always be in their hearts. Maggie adds that no distance can change the fact that they are family.
Nicole meets Will at the Town Square. Nicole welcomes will to their team and Will says he's excited to get started. Nicole says she heard he's been a big help to the team. Will states that he just does what he's told. Nicole talks about how dedicated they are to winning the election and that they will do whatever it takes. Will agrees that he wants what's best for Salem. Nicole tells Will she wants to start with a few important things.
EJ asks Marlena about all of her hostility and questions her and John's relationship. EJ laughs it off and claims to be concerned about Marlena seeming confused and angry. Marlena says she'll be concerned for his health if he keeps going after Will. EJ suggests Marlena take it up with Will. Marlena tells him that she already did and found out that EJ bought him a car. EJ talks about Will representing him and his campaign. Marlena doesn't understand why EJ is trying to buy Will off. EJ adds that Will came to him. Marlena points out that EJ could have turned him down and wants to know why he didn't. EJ says he's telling the truth that it's not a conspiracy theory. Marlena doesn't believe EJ since Will could have worked for any company in town but he chose to work for someone he dislikes and wants to know why. EJ claims he does not know and says he was just as surprised when Will showed up at his door but then he realized the truth of the matter.
Nicole tells Will that she wants to talk to him about Sami. Nicole says they have a complicated history and they don't really get along. Will states that everyone knows that. Nicole tells Will that working for EJ means working for her so when he's with them, he keeps his family business at home. Will says he understands. Nicole tells him that what happens behind closed doors stays behind closed doors and they won't have any problems. Will asks if that's it since he has stuff to go do. Nicole adds that there is one more thing.
Marlena tells EJ to enlighten her to the truth. EJ suggests that they are connected through family due to Johnny and Sydney as well as Kate. Marlena tells him not to pretend he cares about Will but EJ claims that he has always thought of Will as a son since he will always be a part of their family.
Abigail helps Austin send his first course syllabus on his tablet computer. Austin then suggests taking Abigail to dinner for helping him. Abigail tells him it's okay but Austin points out that they both don't have plans and he doesn't want to eat room service. Abigail then agrees and Austin calls it a date. Austin says he will call her and see her later as he thanks her and then exits leaving her with a smile.
Maggie, Melanie, Victor, and Daniel exit the Pub. Victor asks Daniel when he's leaving. Daniel says it will be as soon as he can. Maggie cries and hugs him, telling him how much she will miss him. Maggie calls their last two months truly amazing with him in her life. Daniel adds that he will miss her too as Victor promises to take care of them. Daniel states that it's not goodbye. Victor exits with Maggie leaving Daniel with Melanie. Melanie cries as Daniel tells her to be strong, work hard, and live her life. Melanie wonders who she's supposed to talk to her about her problems. Daniel assures her that she can always call him. Daniel tells Melanie that he loves being her father and that will never change as he hugs her and tells her he loves her while she cries that she loves him too.
Will asks Nicole what else there is to talk about. Nicole says she doesn't really want to talk but there's something she needs him to do for her.
Marlena asks EJ if he's lost his mind since Will is not a member of his family and never will be. EJ believes that Will feels very connected since he's working there. Marlena thinks EJ is playing on Will's emotions and he's not working for him by choice but because EJ wants him too. EJ says he knows the real reason and that's because he treats Will like a man with respect. Marlena accuses EJ of treating Will like a toy puppet that he's using. Marlena promises not to let EJ use Will and says she'd sooner see EJ and Stefano dead before she lets that happen.
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