Stone Cold Killer
"Not everyone," says Kate, "Just the whores in your life. I don't think you can be bought... I know you can. It's just a question of the price."
Dr. Jacobs confirms it – Sami is going to have twins. Sami doesn't understand. She's had other tests and they haven't shown twins. "That's because your daughter is hiding right behind her brother, and, as you know, babies NEVER move in the womb." says Dr. Jacobs, "The twins are paternal."
"Well," says Lucas, "I'm glad they're friendly."
"I think it's wonderful," says Marlena.
"You know what I'm thinkin', doctor," asks Sami, "I'm thinkin' you're in for one hell of a lawsuit."
Jeremy lectures Max for being late. He claims he had to dump his bimbo because Jeremy made it clear he didn't want anyone else there. "You're better off," says Jeremy, "Takin' a chick to Vegas is like takin' sand to the beach, you know what I mean?"
"Whatever," says Max. He asks if the contraband is there yet. Jeremy says it isn't, but asks if Max has the cash. Max shows him the cash. Jeremy doesn't want anything going wrong. He makes it clear the little venture is strictly between them. Cheery Stephanie walks up and Jerkemy jumps down her throat, "What are you doing here? I have something to do and I told you what time to get here – that's not for another hour. What part of that didn't you understand?"
"I just thought we could spend some time together. I never get to see you any more. I just..."
"SHUT UP," screams Jeremy, "SHUT UP AND GET THE HELL OUT! NOW!"
Rolf nags Stefano. He's running a temperature and he should be in bed. Stefano has no time for such things. Rolf grumbles, "You ask for my advice and you don't take it!" EJ interrupts. He says he got Stefano's urgent message. He asks Rolf if everything is OK. Rolf says Stefano is running a temperature. Stefano insists he is fine and they all tussle until Stefano summarily dismisses Rolf. After Rolf leaves, EJ asks Stefano what this is all about.
Stefano hyperventilates, "I trusted you, my son. You were the last hope for the future of this family and you let me down." EJ wonders how in the world he could have let Stefano down. SLAP, "You lied to me and that is the one thing I will not tolerate!"
Nick tells Kate what she is asking him to do is illegal and he's calling the cops. If she drops this right now, he will pretend this conversation never happened. Kate reminds him she can be very generous. He insists it isn't going to happen. "Why," asks Kate, "Because you are a man of strong moral character?"
"I don't know if I'm strong or moral," says Nick, "But I'm certainly a character." Kate wonders how he reconciles the fact that he wants to be a moral person with the fact that he stole police evidence to protect his girlfriend.
"That's different," says Nick.
"Why," asks Kate, "Because you wanted Chelsea really badly? For you, the end justifies the means. Am I wrong, Nicholas?"
Marlena tells Sami Dr. Jacobs is not responsible for her having twins. That narrows the field of candidates a little bit, anyway. Lucas wonders if this means they have to do two amnios. Dr. Jacobs tells him that won't be necessary. Sami bawls, "Doctor, are you telling me there is a chance these babies could have two different fathers?" Marlena tells her that isn't likely. "OMG," screams Sami, "How could my life be any worse?"
Stephanie tells le Jerk he doesn't have to be so mean about it. He tells her he would be nicer if she would just listen to him, "I told you I had business before the flight but, as usual, it didn't sink in to that little pea brain of yours."
"At least it's my brain that's the size of a pea," says Stephanie. She asks him what kind of business this is. He tells her to buzz off.
Max steps in and breaks up the spat, "Stephanie is my friend and her mom is my sister, and I'm not gonna let you treat her like a piece of garbage. That was my job when we were dating and I dumped her."
Stefano's wrath comes down on EJ full-force. He sent him to do a job and he failed. EJ wonders why Stefano thinks he failed. Stefano tells him it's because he got a different report on Anna DiMera from someone else. EJ asks who that would be. That's Patch's cue, "Hey, buddy! How ya been?" EJ wonders what Patch is doing there. He tells Stefano he can't be trusted. Stefano says he has proven himself to be a loyal soldier by warning them of the real reason Anna is coming to the house tonight. EJ says they already knew that. They knew she was bringing back the letters.
Stefano says there is more to it than that, "According to Steve, Anna has been conspiring with the entire Brady clan. What they really want to do is get their hands on the letters from Santo to Colleen. The whole group of them have gotten together to bring us down. And if it was up to you, they would get away with it."
EJ gasps, "The entire Brady family... together. That would raise their collective IQ into double digits. You're right, we could be up against a formidable foe. You can't think I would want them to bring us down."
"Don't take me for a fool," screams Stefano, "You lied to me. Who or what is more important than your own flesh and blood?"
EJ rationalizes. Stefano rages. He thinks EJ is a fool if he bought the Brady lies. EJ swears he would never betray the family. Stefano wishes he could believe that, "But I know you have very strong feelings for Samantha Roberts, and I understand that."
Patch pipes in, "Not me. I think that chick is crazy."
EJ claims Patch doesn't even know Sami. Sarcastic Stefano thanks Steve for his opinion, but says he can take care of things, "The bottom line here, Elvis, is that I don't think I can trust you any more. Do you have any idea how much that hurts? But your loyalties seem to lie elsewhere. If that is true, you will not be a part of this family any more. YOU WILL END UP WITH NOTHING!"
EJ swears this is Tony's doing. Stefano says as erratic as Tony can be he knows he is loyal. EJ asks, "Are you going to believe Tony and this one-eyed idiot? We know what Tony wants. He's made it very clear."
Stefano shakes his fist and says he wishes he could believe EJ. EJ says he must tell him how he can prove his loyalty.
Marlena is delighted. Sami... Lucas... oh, well, one out of three ain't bad. Lucas walks off in a huff. Sami has to worry about the fact that her twins might have different fathers. Marlena and Dr. Jacobs both counsel Sami not to get ahead of herself. Sami gets ahead of herself. Dr. Jacobs says, "Let's just calm down and wait for the tests to come back in a couple days – 48 hours."
"Make up your mind," says Lucas, "What is it? Two days or 48 hours?" He wants Dr. Jacobs to put a rush on the tests. She promises to see what she can do as she leaves.
Marlena tries to console Sami. Sami isn't buying it. "It could be worse," she says, "EJ could be the father of both babies."
Nick says he was wrong to break the rules for Chelsea, but he did it because she was innocent and he would never do it again. Kate admires his sense of justice the way he stood up for what he believes in and the way she sees it she's just giving him a chance to do that again. She says there is another innocent person who is about to have his life destroyed by a person like Willow. Nick asks if Kate is comparing Sami to Willow. Oh, yeah.
"But Sami and Lucas love each other."
Kate has a stroke, "Sami is incapable of love. Lucas may be in love but he's also in misery." Nick thinks Lucas looks like he's kind of happy. "Yeah," smiles Kate, "Well, she's kind of gonna destroy his life."
Nick asks, "But what if it really is his child."
"You know," says Kate, "It really is none of your business." Nick thinks Kate is evil and conniving. She thanks him for the compliment but says she really doesn't care about his assessment of her.
"The answer is no," says Nick.
"I'm disappointed," says Kate, "But not half as disappointed as your boss will be when he finds out you stole evidence from the lab."
Jerko and Max go at it over Stephanie. She steps in and defends scum-boy. She says she should have respected his request to stay away. She leaves. "Satisfied," asks Germy, "Are we cool?"
"I don't know," says Max, "You tell me."
Stefano tells EJ if he wants to prove his loyalty, he will go to an address Stefano gives him, pick up trunks filled with merchandise and deliver them to a private jet heading for Vegas tonight. EJ asks if Tony is involved in this and Stefano tells him this is Tony's project all the way. If the project is a success, Stefano will tell EJ all about it. In the meantime, he wants the trunks on the plane within the hour. EJ says he appreciates the chance and starts to leave.
Steve stops him. He asks Stefano if he really wants to trust EJ. EJ tells him it's none of his concern. "You're right," says Patch, "It's not." EJ leaves. Stefano growls. Patch stares.
Max once again jumps to Stephanie's defense. Jerko tells him to back off. He thinks Stephanie is still a kid and needs tough love. Max says she needs respect.
"This from a guy who treats women like Kleenex and throws them away even with less regard."
"Oh, yeah," says Max, "Name one woman I threw away like that."
Max thinks he should take his money somewhere else. Jeremy stares.
Lucas paces. Marlena reminds them it could turn out Lucas is the father. Sami tells her not to make things any worse than they are. "If EJ is the father, you will deal with it," says Marlena.
Sami turns, "Well, Lucas, will we deal with it?" For the first time in his life, Lucas has nothing to say. Marlena leaves to give them some time together. Sami asks Lucas how much more of this he can handle.
Dr. Jacobs interrupts Nick and Kate. She hands him a vial and tells him she needs a rush on the DNA test. Nick stammers but agrees to do it. Dr. Jacobs leaves. Kate stares at Nick.
Max threatens to walk out of the deal unless Jerko stops giving Stephanie ahard time and apologizes to her. Jeremy agrees. Max asks if he really means that or just wants his money. "I just want your money," says Jeremy. He chuckles and tells Max that was a joke. Max ain't laughing. Max hands him the envelope full of money and goes to check on Stephanie.
Sami asks Lucas again, if the babies turn out to be EJ's, can he handle that? "Would that change anything," asks Lucas, "Just because there are two of them?" Sami reminds him he could hardly handle the fact there was one of them. She says that's why she has been working so hard to end the war between the Bradys and the DiMeras, "All EJ wants is the stem cells, anyway."
Lucas says, "No, Sami, EJ wants you, all right? That idiot wants you for himself."
"Well," says Sami, "I'm certainly used to idiots who want me for themselves." She doesn't care what EJ wants. Lucas is her husband and she wants him, warts and all. She asks him to promise she won't lose him.
EJ delivers the trunks to Jeremy. He gives EJ the cash and EJ says he is covering for his brother and asks what is inside the trunks. Jeremy tells him to ask his brother and leaves.
Tony enters, "Well, well, well, look who's here." He wonders what EJ is doing there. EJ tells Tony he is covering for him. He gives him the money and asks about the nature of the business. "If it were any of your concern," says Tony, "somebody would have told you. Stay the hell out of my business if you know what's good for you." The two loving brothers have a smirk-fest and Tony leaves.
Nick sits in a wheelchair and broods. Marlena finds him. He asks her which father she wants him to rig the tests for. Marlena says all she wants is if EJ is the father, for Nick to call her so she can break the news gently to Sami. Nick says that's against the privacy rules. Marlena will have to find out the results when they post them on the tote board in the main waiting room like everyone else. Marlena says she is not just Sami's mother, but also her doctor so she is entitled to the results. Nick agrees to tell her if it is bad news, or if EJ is the father. She pats his cheek and thanks him for being one of the good guys.
Lucas says he isn't going anywhere. Sami asks, "Lucas, will you really be able to stand it if we are stuck with two of EJ's children for all the Days Of Our Lives ?" Lucas tells her not to conjure up the worst possible outcome. "Will you be able to love the babies even if they are DiMeras," asks Sami.
Lucas isn't sure, "I'll be a good Uncle Lucas, but I'm not going to be the dad." He suggests they wait for the test results and see what happens.
Nick calls and leaves a message for Chelsea. Kate interrupts, "I forgot to mention that you're not to breathe a word of this to anyone. Don't you think you should get to work?"
Tony returns and berates Stefano for sending EJ to make the delivery. Stefano says he isn't cutting EJ in – he's just testing his loyalty. He wants Tony to concentrate on Anna. Tony looks over at Patch and says he doesn't trust him either. Patch sucks down a piece of pie and tells Tony he can deal with that. Tony says he's about to head back to the kitchen and make sure all the arrangements have been made. Patch volunteers to handle that for Tony when he heads back to get another slice of pie.
Patch leaves. Tony turns and addresses Stefano, "Father... father? Father, are you all right?"
Stefano comes to and apologizes for his inattentiveness, "What did you say?" Tony tells him just to rest.
Jeremy comes back into the plane and tells EJ everything looks good, "They boys in Vegas will be pleased." Max walks in and wonders what EJ is doing there. EJ greets his old racing nemesis. Max tells Jeremy he hopes they aren't doing business with a stone cold killer.
EJ thinks Max has quite a sense of humor, "Anyway, I must be getting going... before somebody dies." He leaves.
Max rants against EJ. Jeremy tells Max EJ did his part and now he is gone, "All we need to do now is deliver the goods, split the take and party in Vegas."
Max asks, "How are we going to split the take?"
Jeremy says, "Everyone gets the same amount – a share for me, a share for you and a share for me. You can't get any more even than that."
As he leaves, Jeremy says, "Trust me, man, it's all under control." Max stares.
Stephanie says, "Chelsea, I thought you figured out that you're not in love with Nick, so give poor Nicky a break and let him down gently."
Billie asks, "What could my mother possibly have on you?" Nick says, "Something bad. And it involves Chelsea."
Hope says, "She's not that bad." Bo says, "Are you kidding? She drives Roman crazy." Hope says, "Are you kidding me? He's crazy about her."
Tony grabs Anna and says, "Don't lie because I'll know. Trust me, I'll know."