I'm Slimy, But Honest About Being Slimy
|Today's episode is an abbreviated version done with only the audio of the program available.|
Belle swears John grabbed her hand. Marlena is skeptical. Marlena steps in and tries to get through. John's hand has a death grip on Belle, so Marlena goes to get the doctor.
Shawn insists the baby can't be his. Willow shows him a DNA test she had in jail. They argue. Willow says Shawn is the last father she would ever want for her baby. She was hoping for a genius.
Shawn looks over the DNA results and says Willow can't blame him for thinking she is a liar. Hope has been listening in and steps into the conversation. She gets on Willow about the arson and Willow claims it wasn't her. She also says she can take care of her baby just fine without Hope. Hope wants to know what kind of mother never puts her child's needs above her own.
Tony tells EJ he takes over when Stefano isn't able to run things. EJ says Stefano would never want him to kill his own child. Tony threatens EJ's life if he doesn't cooperate. EJ says, "The only way you're ever gonna stop me from leaving here is cold-blooded murder."
Tony and EJ argue while Sami and Stefano's lives hang in the balance. Somehow, EJ pulls a switcheroo and escapes with Sami.
Willow says she will be the kind of mother who doesn't let her child play in the street so it stays alive. Shawn calls her an angry pathetic loser. "Well at least this loser won't let her baby drown," says Willow.
Hope says, "Watch what comes out of your mouth."
Willow asks, "What're you gonna do, grandma?"
Hope says, "I'll make it my business that you never get to see your child."
Belle begs John to come back as Marlena comes in with the doctor. Unfortunately John has stopped squeezing her hand and the doctor is skeptical. They ask Belle to talk to him. Belle babbles. John agrees to come back if she'll just shut up. John's heartbeat changes and the doctor says he is responding to the sound of Belle's voice.
Sami wonders why Tony didn't shoot them on the way out. EJ thinks he wanted to, but he wouldn't do it without Stefano's permission. EJ admits he knew that all along. EJ wants a little gratitude from Sami. She says she is only in this mess because of him. Sami asks about Lexie. She wants to know whose idea that was. EJ dodges the question and says he adores Sami. The feeling isn't mutual.
Hope and Shawn work on Willow. Shawn says if the baby is his he wants to do the right thing. Willow says the right thing is staying away from him. She has already found someone else to take care of her. Hope wants to know what she wants. Willow wants Hope and Bo to make sure she never goes to jail again.
The doctor doesn’t know what to think. He tells John to move his finger if he can hear him. John responds. Joy abounds. They beg him to open his eyes. He opens his eyes and sees Marlena and Belle and decides the coma is better.
EJ says as the mother of Stefano's grandchild Sami will never be harmed. Sami wants to know what about the rest of her family. She asks why Stefano hates the Brady family so much. EJ says with Stefano you know your place and don't ask any questions. Sami notes he didn't keep his place today. He has made himself the black sheep of his family, just like Sami is the black sheep of hers. Sami urges him to go all the way with that. Now is the time for him to change. She wants him to go to Stefano and tell him how he feels about the baby. She wants him to convince Stefano to declare a truce.
Hope says it isn't that easy. She accuses Willow of using the baby to blackmail her. If they cooperate Willow will let Shawn be a part of the baby's life, as long as he promises to keep it away from boats and oceans.
Marlena and the doctor beg John to come out of the coma. Marlena asks him to remember the dream. She says she is in the light, "Find the . John, and then move your finger." John moves his finger. Marlena tells him to come to the light. John responds.
EJ thinks Sami must be joking. Sami insists she is not. She thinks it's worth a try. EJ thinks Stefano would want to know what benefit a truce would be to him. "Stem cells," says Sami. She would let him take the stem cells in a real hospital with a real doctor, which means Lexie won't be coming back soon. She asks EJ if he has the courage to ask.
John is back. The doctor lays out a plan for getting his speech back. Marlena and Belle have so much to tell him. Belle asks him about her dream. She begs him to remember. John drifts off. Belle begs him not to go until he remembers.
Shawn can't believe Willow would use a baby to bargain his way out of jail. Willow argues and insists Chelsea set the fire. Hope tells her this is her last chance. They will use their influence, but it will be against Willow. She is in for a good fight. Willow tells the fetus to say goodbye to her daddy. She leaves. Shawn says, "We're gonna hit her with everything we've got. The Brady's are going to war."
EJ can't believe Sami would save Stefano's life. Sami says she isn't doing this to save Stefano. Ever since she can remember Sami has been the black sheep and she proved it again at the wedding when everyone saw the photo. She thinks if Stefano dies Tony will take it out on the Brady's. She asks EJ to talk to Stefano. EJ wonders how talking to his father will help him. He makes a pass at her. Sami resists.
Hope tells Shawn she and Bo have already filed for custody. Shawn doesn't know if they can go through it again. There has to be another way. Hope suggests he could take Willow up on her offer, but right now he has other things to focus on. Shawn wonders how he will ever tell Belle Claire is dead, "How can I say that to her and then follow it up with, but don't worry, there is another on the way and Willow is the mother?"
Marlena, Belle, more begging. Belle wants to know if John remembers the dream. They ask him if Claire is alive. John gives them a sign. Oh, the joy!
EJ claims he was just teasing Sami. He apologizes. Sami tells him sorry is not enough. It never will be. EJ tells her nobody has ever made him feel the way she does. Sami reminds him she is married. EJ says that is Lucas' problem and he will never give up. Sami says there is a possibility they could be friends some day if he talks to his father. But 'friends' is all it ever would be. That's all EJ has ever wanted. She calls him a slime. "OK," says EJ, "I'm slimy, but I'm honest about being slimy." Title.
EJ agrees to Sami's terms, but says she could never ask him to stop loving her. It's like breathing to him. "You do it," says Sami, "You broker a cease fire between the DiMera's and the Brady's..."
"Just do it, EJ."
Hope tells Shawn he needs to be honest and up front with Belle. He has to do it right away.
Marlena wants Belle to go. She will get her tomorrow and the three of them will have breakfast together. The doctor talks about John being released. Belle needs to get her rest. Belle tells John she loves him and she has been praying for this miracle. She tells him she will see him tomorrow. Belle leaves. Marlena tells John he needs rest, too. John moans. Marlena asks what he wants. She hands him a paper and pencil. John writes. Marlena giggles. Smooching ensues.
John asks, "The doctor... what did he say?" Marlena says, "He says he is sick of you lounging around this hospital and he wants you out of here.
Willow says, "You know what, Fallon, it's not that easy to get rid of me."
Bo says, "About Claire... I have some information from Tinda Lao, but I need to know that Phillip can be trusted."