Arrogant Smart Ass
Sami is shocked Tony turned down her offer. EJ tells her Tony didn't even talk to Stefano about it. She says she made the first move and now the ball is in Tony's court. EJ tells her Tony is out to kill them both. Bo tells EJ it's time to go downtown. Lucas wants to tag along. Since the Salem cops are incompetent, they decide having an incompetent civilian in on the interrogation couldn't hurt. Lucas smooches Sami and leaves.
Marlena alerts John. He heads for the station. Marlena asks him if he thinks this is a good idea. John insists it is. John leaves. Hope comes up and they talk about their stubborn husbands.
Marlena goes over to the shell-shocked Sami and asks what EJ said. Sami tells her it doesn't matter. She wonders why the DiMeras wouldn't take her up on her offer. Marlena thinks it's textbook DiMera behavior. Sami is afraid they will come after her and her baby. Marlena says they will get protection for her. Sami wonders why the DiMeras are after the Bradys in the first place. She has an idea and runs out. Hope and Marlena stare at each other.
Shawn turns down the offer. He thinks he's been leaning on people too much lately. He wants a chance to bungle things on his own for a while. Phillip asks him to do what's best for Claire.
"I want to," says Shawn, "But we have to find her before we can get her a new set of parents who aren't bumbling idiots."
Phillip reminds him about little things like food, rent and expenses. He tells them Victor is in Europe on vacation. Belle and Shawn discuss their options. Shawn suggests getting a nice little apartment on their own, perhaps a fireproof one in case Willow comes to visit. He asks Phillip, "Why is it so important that we move in."
Phillip says, "I want to find Claire."
Shawn says, "I think it's more than that, Phillip."
Phillip tells him they need to work together to find Claire. Shawn flashes back to the sinking boat. He remembers the promise but says it didn't include breakfast, lunch and dinner. Belle makes a pitch for living at the mansion. Shawn says he can't shut down old feelings. Belle thinks they should move in and work on finding Claire. "And if we don't find her, asks Shawn.
Phillip asks, "What's the real reason you don't want to move in."
Sami went out to get the letter she and Lucas found. She tells Marlena and Hope about finding Maison Blanche, EJ showing up and finding the letter with the DiMera signature. She hands the letter to Hope. Hope looks at it and stares like she's seen a ghost.
Bo grills EJ. Bo thinks EJ knows more than he's telling him. Lucas sits there and chimes in whenever the interrogation calls for a stupid remark. EJ questions the protocol for having a civilian included in the interrogation. Bo finds a dictionary and looks up the word protocol, "I have a little surprise for you, EJ"
John steps in, "Hello, Elvis."
EJ turns and stares, "Helllooooo... Newman."
Phillip asks what's on Shawn's mind. The show isn't long enough to go into the intricacies of the composition of black holes, so Shawn just says the truth is if they move in with Phillip he will always have the upper hand. Belle reminds him this isn't a competition. Phillip says he's doing this because he's desperate.
"You'd have to be to want Belle under your roof again," says Shawn.
Phillip claims he's not doing this so they can owe him. If anything he owes them.
Hope thinks Stefano's father Santo scribbled the letter to Stefano on his deathbed. There was a woman who was the love of his life and he was heartbroken when the woman was taken from him. Hope thinks she sees the word "Brady" in the letter.
John asks how EJ has been. EJ just says it's nice to have John back. John talks about the boathouse. EJ thinks he has some problems with his memory. Bo smiles like the Cheshire Cat and says he has an eyewitness EJ can't make disappear like Lexie.
EJ tells them to arrest him if that's what they are there to do. Junior Cop Lucas stands up and starts barking orders. He's ready to cuff the perp right now. Bo and John ignore Lucas and John tells EJ, "You shot me, you bastard."
EJ tells John it pains him to think of what he has been through but until he regains his full mental capacity, that night will remain a mystery. Bo accuses EJ of being an arrogant smart ass. EJ decides that's better than being an arrogant dumb ass like Bo. He says he has more important things to do if they aren't going to charge him with anything.
The peanut gallery comes to life, "Yeah, you have to protect Myth-Ick from the SEC, right? Chuckle-chuckle-chuckle."
EJ says he was talking about Sami, "Your wife is in considerable danger."
Marlena Sami and Hope think "Brady" is in the letter. Sami thinks this letter could be the beginning of everything between the DiMeras and the Bradys. Hope calls the university foreign studies department.
Phillip says he was only thinking about himself when he left for Afghanistan. "Let's just not go there," says Belle."
"Right," says Shawn, "We're not even packed."
Phillip wants to make it up to them. He wants to put their differences aside. Belle asks for a minute alone with Shawn. Phillip hands Shawn the key to the front door and leaves.
Shawn and Belle argue about moving into the mansion. Belle thinks something else is going on. Shawn tells her Phillip is right. Shawn doesn't trust him. Belle thinks Phillip is making sense.
"And I'm not," asks Shawn.
"This isn't about you," says Belle, "It's about making sense." She insists Phillip has changed.
Shawn doesn't think people change overnight, "I just think Phillip has a different agenda. You wouldn't know anything about that, would you?" Belle asks why he thinks that. Shawn thinks Phillip wants to get close to Belle. She mocks him and brings up Willow. Shawn tells her Willow will let him be a part of the baby's life. Belle spills the beans about Phillip going to bat for Shawn with Willow. Maybe now Shawn can see he's not such a bad guy after all.
EJ sits back down and tells them Tony is now heading the DiMera family. Stefano is on his deathbed and the only thing that can save him is stem cells. He agreed to share the stem cells with Tony, but told Tony he couldn't have the baby. Lucas protests and insists the child isn't EJ's. EJ tells them Sami and the baby are in danger.
Lucas blathers on. John tells him to go to the pub and keep Sami there. Lucas leaves and the room gets a lot quieter. Bo tells EJ once they squeeze the truth out of Lockhart they will arrest him for conspiracy and murder. EJ claims he will never make it to trial and if they do that, they will be signing Sami's death warrant.
Hope gets off the phone. Nancy Mangino will translate the letter for them. Sami grabs the letter and says she will take it over there. Marlena is so proud of her for putting her family first all the time. Sami heads for the university.
Outside she hunts for her keys and a mystery man bumps into her. Sami staggers and sits on a bench. She faints. They mystery man comes back, "Sorry, Blondie, we're going for a little ride."
Belle works on Shawn. She can't believe he is still suspicious of Phillip. Shawn remembers Willow telling him not to trust Phillip. He zones out. "Earth to Shawn," says Belle. No response. Try another planet.
Belle rambles on. She comes up with a compromise. They will move into the mansion for a couple weeks and then Shawn will get a job and they will get Claire back and then they will get their own place. And then they will win the lottery and live happily ever after. she begs him to do it for Claire.
Hope wonders why they have been at war with the DiMeras all these years. Shawn, Sr. brings out a fresh pie. He tells them to enjoy and starts to leave. Hope asks him to join them, "We could use a little help with family history."
Shawn Sr. says, "Ask me anything you want."
Hope asks, "Why are we at war with the DiMeras?"
OMB says, "Anything but that."
Bo asks if EJ thinks he would really let him walk. EJ says if they let him leave he will talk to Stefano and persuade him not to harm Sami or the child. "No deal," says Bo. EJ's phone rings.
Lucas comes back in and says he called Sami and she never picked up. He tried the pub and Hope told him Sami headed for the university. Bo thinks maybe he can catch up with her over there. Suddenly EJ bolts from the room. Lucas chases.
Shawn and Belle work things out and agree to move in with Phillip. Shawn leaves to pack. On the way out Belle tells him she loves him for this, "I won't forget this for all the Days Of Our Lives. We're gonna find her. I know it."
Hope says she didn't mean to upset Shawn Sr. He excuses himself. Hope and Marlena talk about how strange that was. Marlena tells Hope to be patient and when he is ready OMB will share it.
Sami huffs and puffs. She wakes up duct taped to the seat of a car, holding the steering wheel. She hyperventilates and loses consciousness. FF.
Stephanie asks, "What are you talking about? What happened?" Her boyfriend says, "We lost our investor. We're grounded." Chelsea looks on.
Bo asks, "What the hell did you do with my niece... Sami?" Tony gives him a confused look.
Mr. Hunk asks Chelsea, "Uh... I was just gonna ask... if you're seeing anyone."
Sami sits in the car and says, "Help me... help my baby." EJ stands outside and says, "I'm gonna get you out of there, OK? I'm gonna get you out of there." (Just for the record, Sami says, "Help my baby." The closed caption says, "Help our baby.")