I Am Worse Than A Monster
Jack lies in the flower-decked bed. He moans. Jennifer tries to quiet him. Frankie comes in and Jennifer thanks him for convincing Jack to stay. They share a tender moment of yammering. Same ole tired stuff. Once Jack is gone, he is never coming back. Until the next time. She strokes Jack's hair as he sweats like a fountain gone berserk.
Shawn chases the hysterical Screamin' Mimi. She says he never loved her. He just settled for her. She knows he really does still love Belle. Shawn wants to know how she can say that. "Because it's true," blubbers Mimi.
"A part of me still loves her but not the way I love you," says Shawn as he considers becoming a monk, "I want to spend all the Days Of Our Lives together."
"But I am not the love of your life and I never will be," says Mimi. She runs into the bedroom and locks the door. Shawn begs her to listen.
As they return, Phillip tells Belle she never really answered his question. Belle insists Shawn and Mimi aren't breaking up. "Shawn told his dad Belle is the love of his life," says Phillip, "How do you get past something like that?"
"He was my first love," says Belle, "You are the man I love now. You are the man I married and the father of my child. Nothing will ever change that." Kiss.
"I don't wanna lose you," says Phillip.
"It's never gonna happen," says Belle.
Shawn comes out. Stare.
Dr. Flooze says, "The truth is Sami has been blackmailing me. Why don't you tell them how, Sami?"
Carrie asks Sami what's going on here.
"I have a reason for what I did," says Sami, "I'm not proud of it. The crowd gangs up on her and tells her to get to it. What, do they think this is a normal show instead of DOOL? The hand stalks.
"It's just so unfair," says Jennifer, "Jack has been through so much."
Frankie agrees, "Even when he is gone he'll still be here looking out for you."
"And I will have you here, too, Frankie," mumbles Jack, "I'll be able to rest in peace."
Sami says she doesn't need Lexie's help to spit it out. Kate thinks maybe they should call the police, since blackmail is such a serious offense. Austin shuts her up. Sami says, "You can call it blackmail if you want to, Lexie, but you are the one who ruined your marriage and I am not going to take the blame for it." Lexie stands there open-jawed.
The Hand opens a cell phone.
Patch says he told Kayla not to get her hopes up. She thought maybe the yacht would help him remember. He asks her to tell her more. She tells him she was injured before their wedding. She became a deaf mute. Afterwards, she got her hearing back but still wasn't able to talk. Then the wedding day came. Flashback. Patch signs "courage" and the vows begin. She talks.
Patch thinks it's hopeless if he can't remember something like that. Kayla tells him to come with her. She has more to show him.
Mimi does what Mimi does best, besides lying, that is. She bawls and says, "You will be better off without me, Shawn. You will be better off with Belle and your daughter."
Outside, Phillip tells Shawn they have to go. Belle turns to Phillip, "I'll be right there."
Phillip storms into the apartment. Shawn tells Belle Mimi just asked him for a divorce. He wants Belle to try to get through to her. She says she can't.
Jack says he has been awake long enough to hear what they were talking about. He has a spasm. He yells for painkillers. Jennifer makes an emergency call to John. She gives him some meds and he continues to writhe. Jennifer screams, "You can't leave us – not yet." Jack contorts.
Lexie ain't happy. She tried to get Sami to come clean on her own but now she has to tell. As she starts to blab, she gets a page. She apologizes and says she has to go. The crowd is hungry for blood. They all encourage her to be quick.
Austin tells Sami this is her last chance to tell them before Lexie has to do it. Sami says, "I was blackmailing her because I felt terrible about the way she was treating Abe. I saw her and Tek doing it in the park. Then I caught them again in Lexie's office. I told them I would go to Abe if they didn't cut it out."
"That's it," asks Austin.
"I wanted to force Lexie to be faithful," says Sami, "She is here for revenge. I never told Abe. I didn't want him to get hurt."
"If you didn't tell him, who did," asks Motormouth.
Dr. Ho is on the phone, "Who is this... OMG!"
Kayla and Patch get a tour of an empty jail cell. She tells him this is where she almost gave birth to their baby. This story almost came to a head on their THIRD wedding day. She goes through a litany of wedding stories. Anyway, she was arrested. Flashback. She went into labor in the courtroom during the trial. They barely made it to the hospital in time. Eventually she was exonerated, but not before a prison break and fleeing the country. Patch can't believe all this, "What are you... pulling my leg?"
"No," says Kayla, "This is pretty tame stuff for Salem. I don't want to scare you off and I can't guarantee our future won't be as crazy as the past, but we were happy and could be happy again."
Belle says she can't talk to Mimi. It isn't her place; it's Shawn's. He agrees. He starts to go back in for another try, but stops and tells Belle what he said at the hospital was true – about her being the love of his life, but he doesn't want to go through that again. He doesn't want to lose Mimi. She tells him Phillip and her are completely behind him. Shawn dives in for more.
Phillip comes up and asks if everything is OK. He says he heard the conversation. He says he is sorry for accusing her. Hugs.
Shawn begs Mimi to open the door. Mimi opens the door and swims out through a sea of tears. "We do need to talk," she bawls, "about our future."
Jack stresses. Frankie runs in and says he called the hospice. They said Jennifer needs to give him more painkiller. Jennifer is concerned she will give him too much, "I've already loaded him up like John Black on a binge." Jennifer shoves more painkiller in as Jack promises he won't die unless she is by his side.
Sami and Lucas argue. She says he has never taken her side. All she cares about his what Austin and Will think. Kate says Sami hasn't changed at all what she has done is probably worse than ever.
Lexie tells the mystery caller she won't do it, "It's not right... What... OK... Then I have no choice now, do I?" She hangs up.
The hand hangs up.
Lexie goes back into Sami's apartment. Kate tells Lexie what Sami said. Lexie says, "For once Sami is right. She was telling the truth."
Nick sighs and sits down. Kayla doesn't want to pressure him. She knows this is overwhelming. She can't stop thinking about the day she lost him. Flashback to the death scene. He thanks her for his life. He was nothing without her. She begs him to live. He tells her he loves her as he flatlines.
Kayla says that was the worst day of her life. It hasn't been the same since. Now that he is back it really is a miracle. She just wants them to be together. He is the only man she has ever loved.
Shawn apologizes for whatever Mimi overheard. Mimi ramps up her rage. He says it's no secret he used to love Belle but he is happy with her. He doesn't know where he would be if it weren't for her. He sees the lies his father has told and how it has shattered his parents relationship, "But I trust you and..."
"Stop it," screams Meems, "You don't know what you're saying! You can't trust me at all, Shawn. I'm nothing but a fraud."
"No," says Shawn, "You are much more than that. You are a crying, lying, hysterical fraud."
She flops down as the tears flow.
Kayla thanks Patch for seeing her to the door. She invites him in for a drink. He thinks he should get back to Jack. He's sorry the trip down memory lane has been a one-way street so far. She kisses his cheek. Patch stares and remembers kissing her.
Kayla asks, "What is it, do you remember something?" Patch stares.
Jack has settled down. Jennifer thinks now he can get some sleep. Frankie encourages her to get some sleep to, "Do it for Jack."
She agrees to lie down. She tells him she loves him as he leaves. Once he is gone she lies beside Jack and we have a lame music video. Jack struggles to hold her hand.
Belle comes downstairs in her nightie and tells Phillip it's about time he got home from taking the sitter back. Claire is asleep and she is ready for bed too. She doesn't think they will be doing much sleeping, though.
Shawn wants to know why Mimi would say she is a fraud. "If you knew me you would realize I am worse than a monster," blubbers Mimi, "You can't help. It's too late for us. For this marriage." She storms back into the crying room.
Kate can't believe it. She challenges Lexie. Dr. Tramp says the bottom line is Sami wanted her to stop cheating, "But Sami hasn't changed as much as you think she has. She will stop at nothing to get what she wants."
"This is crazy," says Kate, who has a firm grasp of the obvious.
Austin thanks Lexie for coming. He hopes she and Abe can work things out. In other words, he kicks her out.
"There has to be more," says Kate. Lexie leaves.
Lucas doesn't know what to believe, "Why would Lexie lie?"
"Sami hasn't changed at all. She has just managed to snow everyone again," says Kate.
Austin tells Sami he doesn't think this was her greatest move, but she was just trying to protect Abe.
Carrie agrees. Will says he is proud of her. He thinks it's cool Sami tried to save Abe and Lexie's marriage.
Lucas says, "I owe you an apology. Maybe you have changed."
Austin asks if she still wants to elope. No. She wants the biggest, best wedding in Salem, and they can send the bill to Kate. Kiss.
Lexie waits for the elevator, "This can't be happening. Who are you? Why won't you let me tell?" She gets on the elevator as The Hand stalks. He cracks open the door to Sami's apartment. FF Sami, Austin.
Bonnie tells Mimi, "Belle is just waiting for you to lose your nerve and you are not gonna give her the satisfaction." Mimi says, "Mom, it is over. I have finally lost him."
Shawn asks Phillip, "What's your problem." Phillip says, "Stay away from Belle."
Lucas tells Sami, "I don't know if you'll forgive me for blaming you without knowing all the facts."
Patch asks Kayla, "Why don't you tell me more about the past? Talk to me about Stephanie."