Days of Our Lives Update Monday 8/27/12
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Sami runs into Rafe at the town square and informs him that she was let out on bail. Rafe says he knows and just came back for his keys. Sami picks up the keys but drops them and they both try to pick them up at the same time.
Daniel goes to Chad's. Chad informs him that he just missed Melanie as she went to check on Brady and then went back to work at the hospital. Daniel is surprised she already went back to work but they both know they can't change her mind. Chad admits that he's worried about Melanie because if anything goes wrong she might explode.
Julie tells Melanie about Nick's parole hearing and hopes she won't stand in her way. Melanie can't believe Nick is up for parole and is surprised. Julie thought she already knew but Melanie gets upset. Melanie questions if Julie wants her to help get Nick out of prison. Julie insists that Nick has changed and won't bother her again. Julie thinks she's overreacting but Maggie arrives and stops Julie, telling her that she has a lot of nerve.
Nick is let out of his prison cell and is greeted by Hope.
Rafe thanks Sami for his keys back and asks how her wrist is after the handcuffs. Sami says she's better now. Rafe blames himself for her injury. Sami jokes about his brutal interrogation. Rafe apologizes. Sami asks if he's really sorry and Rafe says that he is. Nicole arrives and greets Rafe with a hug in front of Sami.
Chad tells Daniel that he wants to help Melanie but doesn't know how. Daniel tells him to just play it by ear. Chad talks about always knowing what Melanie is thinking except for now. Chad mentions that she had a nightmare and talked in her sleep. Chad informs Daniel that she kept calling for Nick to stop hurting her and when asked about it, she refused to talk about it.
Maggie tells Melanie that she just heard and wanted to tell her in person. Melanie goes with Maxine to continue working as Julie calls out an apology to her. Maggie can't believe Julie did this. Julie says she thought she already knew and just wanted to talk to her about it. Maggie accuses Julie of making things worse for Melanie.
Hope shows Nick a drawing from Ciara and tells him that they are proud of him. Nick says he hasn't done anything to be proud of. Hope brings up that he's clean and sober for three years. Nick says that's only because he's been in jail. Hope insists that they must think he deserves a parole hearing but he thinks it's just routine and doesn't mean anything. Nick insists that he's not just being negative but he's learned in jail not to let anyone know how he feels or when he wants something. Nick says he deserves to be in jail and knows what he did to Melanie and that he killed a man. Nick says he'd never take another pill and he thought he could atone if he got out. Nick says he hasn't done anything wrong since but he's not doing anything right either. Nick says he wants to make his life mean something and help people. Nick admits he wants the parole more than he's ever wanted anything. Hope brings up Melanie and tells Nick that she has bad news.
Nicole says she thought Sami was with EJ but Sami says she was but Stefano is alive so EJ didn't kill him. Nicole talks about how one day EJ and Stefano are gone and then they are suddenly back. Nicole says she thought that all her prayers had been answered. Nicole brings up Sami shooting EJ in the past and then when they hooked up. Rafe tries to stop things and tells them to grow up.
Hope tells Nick about Melanie being held captive recently and how it likely brought back memories. Nick wonders how he can expect anyone to forgive him now and not think of him like that. Hope encourages that he's not the same person and that his family has forgiven him. Nick points out that Melanie isn't his family but his victim and she can testify at his hearing.
Melanie talks with Maxine about Maggie being the nicest person until someone makes her mad as they watch from a distance.
Julie apologizes to Maggie. Maggie asks if she's going to let it go and leave her alone then. Julie wants Maggie to talk to Melanie about Nick. Julie talks about how she's trying to help Nick and visited him at prison. Julie says Nick now has a chance to get out and have a life. She asks Maggie if she cares about Nick at all. Maggie says she loves Nick but loves Melanie too and knows how fragile she is. Julie doesn't think Nick should pay for what someone else did to Melanie.
Sami tells Rafe that she's not going to allow Nicole to speak to her like that and doesn't appreciate being told to grow up. Nicole brings up Sami going on the run with EJ instead of taking care of her children. Rafe stops them again and wants peace. Nicole agrees to stop and asks to speak to Rafe in private about their baby. Rafe thanks Sami for finding his keys. Sami thanks him for dismissing her so nicely. Sami then walks away, leaving her scarf behind on the ground. Rafe sits with Nicole and warns her about taunting Sami about EJ. Rafe reminds her that she could start asking questions. Nicole apologizes but adds she's not sorry that Rafe is no longer with Sami. Nicole says that he'd be better off with Carrie but Rafe reminds her that she's gone with Austin to Switzerland. Nicole says she's sorry but thanks him for being there for her and her baby. Nicole brings up Daniel and says she's grateful to have such caring friends. Rafe tells her that she's alright. Nicole tells Rafe about how she almost lost the baby. Nicole vows to try really hard to be honest from now on. Rafe jokes with her about it. Nicole wants to be more honest about her feelings. Rafe jokes with her some more. Nicole says she's hungry and has a lot to talk about so they go to get some food.
Melanie talks to Maxine about how Maggie is defending her. Melanie says she never thought she'd have a grandmother but now has the best one.
Julie talks to Maggie about how Melanie could cause Nick to pay for someone else's crime. Maggie says that what happened to Melanie wasn't fair and she wants to get her past it. Julie thinks Maggie is not caring about Nick. Maggie thinks Nick can wait. Maggie says she will not let anyone pressure Melanie into doing or saying anything that she doesn't want to. Maggie warns Julie to back off because the ball is in Melanie's court.
Hope tells Nick that she just thought he should know but she hasn't spoken to Melanie and doesn't know how she will react. Nick says things would be worse for him if Melanie didn't forgive him in the past. Nick adds that Melanie didn't deserve to go through something like that again. Hope suggests that the parole hearing could turn out positive for Melanie so she could see that she was right in forgiving him and that he has changed. Nick thinks it's a lot to ask.
At the coffeehouse, Sami sits with Allie and tells her how much she missed her and says she's glad to be home. Sami hugs her and sends her back to the babysitter. Lucas arrives to pick Allie up. Sami stops him and wants to talk to him but Lucas informs her that he does not want to talk to her.
Nick tells Hope that he's thought a lot about what Melanie said at his trial and thought maybe she could say something like that again. Nick talks about looking at things from other people's perspectives. Nick adds that after what Melanie has been through, he would never ask her to do anything on his behalf.
Maggie sits with Melanie and apologizes for her having to hear about Nick like that. Melanie understands that Julie is just trying to help Nick and can't be mad at her for that. Maggie still thinks she was being unbelievably insensitive. Melanie tells Maggie that she doesn't have to pretend like she doesn't love Nick. Maggie admits that she does and wants what's best for him but she's not sure if Julie is the one to make that call. Maggie offers to drive Melanie home and hugs her.
Rafe sits with Nicole at the Pub. Nicole talks about always going for the bad boys in the past like EJ. Nicole talks about now there's this man who spends his life taking care of others and is respected but worries that she might not be good enough. Nicole says these feelings are so strong and even though she's known this guy for years, she wants him. Rafe suggests that her feelings could just be gratitude. Nicole insists that it's so much more than that. Rafe assumes that she's talking about him and informs Nicole that he's not sure that he feels the same way. Nicole asks if he thought she was talking about him and bursts out laughing.
Sami tells Lucas that she understands that she hurt him and didn't mean to lead him on. Lucas mocks her saying that she wanted to be together. Lucas feels played and questions Sami trying to get him to fall in love with her again. Lucas thinks she just used him for an ego boost. Sami thinks she's being unfair. Lucas wishes she didn't run off with EJ and ditch her kids. Sami tells him that EJ is innocent but Lucas doesn't think it matters. Lucas says they shouldn't be talking anymore since Sami made her choice. Lucas tells Sami that he is done with her.
Maggie brings Melanie to Chad's and has her promise to take it easy. Maggie tells Chad that she can look after her if he has to go out. Chad wonders what's going on but Melanie says she just had a headache and that's all. Melanie thanks Maggie and insists that she'll be fine. Maggie asks if she's going to tell Chad. Melanie wants to wait and says goodbye as Maggie exits. Melanie tells Chad that Maggie just overreacts and asks him not to hover. Chad then hugs her.
Nick thinks back to Melanie telling him that he deserved a second chance as he was a good person years ago. Nick then heads back into his cell.
Hope goes to see Melanie. Melanie tells her it's not a good time but Hope tells her the letter came to the station. Melanie says she knows what it is and doesn't need the letter. Chad comes to the door and asks what's up. Melanie says he'll find out sooner or later so she hands him the envelope. Hope tells Melanie that she doesn't have to do anything but she can testify or she can do nothing. Melanie asks what they would want. Hope tells her it's 100% her decision and she's sorry about that time. Hope exits as Chad reads the letter. Melanie turns back to Chad. Chad questions her knowing about this and why Maggie was so worried. Chad can't believe she didn't even bother to tell him and wants to know why.
Nicole tells Rafe that she did have a crush on him early on when he was so sweet to her about the baby and brings up their past. Nicole says it means the world to her that he's her friend. Rafe asks her who the guy is then. Daniel then walks into the Pub.
Sami tells Lucas that he has every right to be mad but thinks they have to stay civil for the kids. Lucas thinks that's her excuse for her to do whatever she wants. Sami knows he's mad. Lucas thinks their kids should learn about cause and effect so when Sami plays him and brings him back to town only to run off with EJ. Lucas thinks the kids should hear and see that he's upset. Lucas talks about making the same mistake over and over again. Lucas says Sami chewed him up and spit him out so now he's done with her.
Chad tells Melanie that he just wants to help but he can't if she keeps shutting him out. Melanie informs him that she just found out as Julie told her at the hospital. Melanie talks about wanting to put the whole thing out of her mind because she never thought about Nick and doesn't want to start.
Julie goes to see Nick as Maggie arrives at the same time. Maggie informs Julie that Melanie got sick and left work after she told her. Maggie informs Nick that Melanie was surprised to hear. Maggie and Julie argue over trying to give their side of the story.
Lucas tells Sami that he will calm down when Sami is out of his life. Lucas says he thought a lot when Sami was gone with EJ and realized he really understands her. Lucas says Sami always wants what she can't have and then when she gets it, she doesn't want it anymore.
Daniel joins Rafe and Nicole at the Pub. Nicole talks about not knowing how long EJ will be in jail. Rafe says Stefano being alive screws up their case. Nicole is glad they are both on her side. Rafe and Daniel agree that it's about the safety of Nicole and her baby. Nicole worries about EJ finding out but they insist that he won't. Rafe says he has to go and reminds Nicole that he still wants to know the answer to his question. Rafe exits and Daniel asks Nicole what that means. Nicole says she was just telling him something that she finally figured out. Nicole tells Daniel that she doesn't think she's thanked him enough for saving her baby but Daniel says that she has. Daniel knows how much the baby means to her. Nicole tells him how grateful she is to him. Nicole adds that there is something else that she wants him to know. Nicole informs him that what she feels is more than just gratitude.
Chad tells Melanie that he doesn't mean to pressure her but she shuts down at the topic of Nick. Melanie doesn't want to talk about the past but Chad suggests that the past is the present and things might not have been resolved. Melanie tells him that when she first came to Salem, she wasn't a very good person but she wants to put that behind her and not think about it. Melanie tells him that she basically used Nick but doesn't want to talk about it because it's over. Chad agrees not to talk about it but says he's here if she needs him. Melanie knows and says she doesn't want to relive those things when all she cares about is right now.
Nick sits with Julie and wants to know what happened. Julie says Melanie was just taken aback. Nick thinks there was more because Hope told him about her being kidnapped recently. Julie tells Nick that his family will help him come home where he belongs.
Lucas tells Sami that she hates the truth and that she wants every man she's loved to love her even while she moves on. Lucas tells her to dream on and goes back to get Allie.
Rafe goes back through the town square and picks up Sami's scarf that she dropped. Rafe thinks back to comforting Sami before EJ returned. Hope walks by and jokes with him about the scarf but Rafe tells her it's Sami's. Hope tells him that Sami is at the coffeehouse if he wants to return it to her.
Nicole tells Daniel how much she cares about him. Nicole says she wants to be more than just friends and she wants them to be together.
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