Bad Hair Day
"We know whose they are," says Bo.
"Yeah," says Abe, "First Sasquatch sighting in Salem since 1998."
Bo checks out Benjy's body and utters an expletive. He asks about the time of death. Abe says it was sometime within the last 24 hours. Bo wonders if Benjy was already dead when they put him in there. "What does it matter, though," me mumbles, "Dead is dead. I never get used to this stuff."
"Would you want to," asks Abe.
"I never lost sleep cutting someone a parking ticket," says Bo, "Of course, I wouldn't know a parking ticket if it came with a blinking neon sign." Bo rages. Abe says he can't let his anger control him. He also says Patch took off like a bat out of hell and Stefano is back in the hospital. Abe has posted a guard.
"When Steve is angry he is hard to stop," says Bo. He wonders about Roman. That's EJ's cue. He steps up and says, "I think I may have the fast track to finding Roman."
Bo says, "That would have been great about two or three days ago."
Lucas thinks this is insane. Lucas is right. Sami reminds him what show they are on and convinces him this is just another normal day in Salem. She says she is divorcing him to end the vendetta. Lucas argues, "What about your family? What about 'till death do us part?'"
"Details, details," says Sami.
Lucas gets in her face, "Are you marrying EJ to end this vendetta, or is ending this vendetta just an excuse to marry EJ? Do you love the guy or what?"
"You have to understand," she bawls, "I haven't added to my wedding dress collection in months."
Bo tells Abe he will handle EJ and promises to play it by the book. If Bo could read, EJ would be in trouble. Bo goes over and talks to Elvis. He shows him Benjy's body. Bo thinks Andre did it. He plays his toughcop role. He wants EJ to send his condolences in person so Benjy's widow can spit in his face. EJ claims he had no idea about this. He pulls out the folio and takes out the rings. He knows the terms for ending the vendetta, "The rings hold the key to ending the vendetta and finding Roman alive."
Stefano tells Kate Andre is out of control and he doesn't know anything about Roman's disappearance. He says he has something that will please Kate. She decides to pass and starts to leave. Stefano plays his trump card, "It concerns Lucas and his marriage to Samantha." Kate turns. "Aha! I have your attention, eh?"
Sami can't believe Lucas asked if she loves EJ. She says she loves Lucas more than anything. The only thing she feels for EJ is loathing. She wants to save Roman and protect her family. That is the only reason she is marrying EJ. Lucas wonders why they are letting two people control them from their graves. Apparently his hearing has gone bad so Sami tells him again she is doing this because she wants to save Roman.
Lucas doesn't want the vendetta to end if it means losing her. Sami insists he will never lose her, "This is temporary." Lucas thinks it will be a disaster. Sami says this will not be a real marriage. Things degenerate. If that is possible. Lucas steams. Sami bawls. The queen of bad choices thinks she doesn't have another choice.
Lucas turns into a sniveling, groveling mass. He says they will figure out another plan. Sami insists there is no other way. Sami thinks this will give her family hope and save Roman. I believe she may have already said that. She thinks she was meant to do this. Lucas thinks she was meant to be with him. Sami decides she was meant to be with Lucas AND meant to do this. Lucas brain explodes. Fortunately it's a very small explosion.
Stefano asks, "What if I were to say I could arrange Samantha divorcing Lucas and marrying my son Elvis?" Kate beams.
Officer Catsworth is on the phone. Patch strolls in behind him and almost makes it into Stefano's room, but Catsworth stops him.
Bo says Sami won't marry EJ. EJ says she has already agreed. Bo is skeptical, "Lucas won't let her and neither will I." EJ smirks. "You're enjoying this aren't you," asks Bo, "You're sick. What about Sami's happiness and my dad's happiness? You know... Santo seduced Colleen. He was married."
"My grandmother had died," says EJ.
"There you are wrong," says Bo, "When Colleen found out she had been betrayed she leapt off a cliff and Pop has felt guilty ever since." EJ says he had no idea about Colleen's suicide. He says if he doesn't marry Sami the vendetta lives and Roman dies, "What are you going to do, waste your time vilifying me or save your brother?"
Andre jumps into a car with Roman. Roman is dusty, dirty, has duct tape over his mouth and is about as with it as John Black on a pill binge. "You're going home," says Andre, "But first, you need tidying up. You look like death warmed over." Andre pulls a block of plastic explosive out and says, "It should be quite an explosive homecoming. MWAHAHAHAHAHAHA! "
Bo asks what EJ did to Sami to get her to agree to marry him. EJ says the wedding was her idea. Macho Bo says he won't have it. EJ says it's none of Bo's concern. Bo says Roman would rather die than have his daughter marry a DiMera.
Lucas broods in silence. At least there is something good coming out of this. Sami wants him to talk to her. He says he doesn't want to fight any more. Sami doesn't want him to shut her out. He reminds her he's not the one slamming the door on their future. He also reminds her she has done this before. She insists this time it's different, "I will love you for all the Days Of Our Lives. I want to spend the rest of my life with you."
"Yeah," snorts Lucas, "How will you manage that lying with EJ in his bed?" She says this is just until Stefano dies.
Patch plays along with the cop. Catsworth asks him to leave. "On who's authority are you asking me to go," asks Patch.
"On the authority of commissioner Carver."
Kate thinks Stefano is imagining things. He asks if she has ever known him to make false claims. Kate agrees she hasn't, "Still, Sami and Lucas are hopelessly in love."
Abe shows Bo something of Roman's they found it in the grave. He thinks they moved Roman to make room for Benjy. EJ thinks Roman may have already been released because Stefano may have already told Andre the vendetta is over, "Samantha is marrying me."
Patch thinks the cop has the wrong guy. Catsworth leafs through the papers on a clipboard and comes up with a page that has Patch's mug shot on it. Patch takes a look at his own picture, "Ooh. Bad hair day."
Kate says, "Sami and Lucas are completely besotted with each other."
"Money and sex make the world go round," says Stefano. He tells her about the terms to end the vendetta – Sami has to marry EJ. Kate asks if Sami has agreed. "Yes," says Stefano, "Elvis too."
Suddenly, Kate has a new attitude, "You my dear are a wonderful man."
Stefano gets frisky, "I knew you would be grateful. God knows I could use some gratitude."
Sami says given Stefano's ill health he could die at any moment. She tells Lucas she and EJ will be in separate beds, and after Stefano croaks she will be back with him. Lucas reminds Sami Stefano always comes back. He thinks Stefano might dance at their wedding and even move in with them so he can gloat, "I'm not gonna let that happen." Lucas walks off.
Patch tells the cop Bo Brady himself just asked him to go talk to Stefano. Chatsworth says he will believe that when he gets a direct order from Bo. Patch threatens to call Bo and walks off. Catsworth calls Abe and tells him what's going on.
"Most people get 30 days to pay their debts," says Kate.
"We are not most people," says Stefano.
"I thought you might give me a grace period to savor this. I will be obliging but only after I see the divorce decree."
Abe tells Bo Patch went in to see Stefano and said he was there on Bo's orders, but Catsworth sent him packing.
Bo is amazed, "A cop who can follow orders. I'll have him fired immediately." Bo thinks Steve will try again.
Sami says Lucas will never lose her. She hates hurting him like this. He asks her just to back out of the deal. Sami asks, "What if it were you? What if you had the chance to make everything right? Wouldn't you grab it?"
Lucas shoots her down, "No. I couldn't stand to hurt you. What you are asking is way beyond my strength. I'm not coming along for the ride. I'm not giving you the divorce. That would mean the end of us. There is no turning back from that." On his way out he tells her to stay at the pub where it is safe. Translation: Most dangerous place in Salem. Lucas leaves. Sami bawls.
Sami calls the station to talk to Bo. He isn't there, but she asks for word on Roman. They tell her there is no word. She thanks them and hangs up. EJ comes in.
Sami gives him a cold stare, "We're closed."
"How are you doing," asks EJ.
"My dad is still missing," says Sami, "He could be dead. You and Stefano are not holding up your end of the agreement. If you don't find him this marriage is off."
Andre ushers Roman into the pub, "Evening all!" Roman staggers and zones.
Sami rushes up and hugs him, "Daddy!"
Kate says she will make Stefano a deal, "If Lucas tells me face to face, I will come to the mansion and we will take a long trip down memory lane. Until then you have to suffer with your sentimental self." She kisses him.
Lucas rages and tries to bust into Stefano's room. Catsworth tries to hold him back, but Stefano says to let him in. Lucas wonders what Kate is doing there. Stefano says, "We're having a little stroll down memory lane."
Lucas grumbles, "I shoulda known you two were in on this."
Kate says, "It isn't a conspiracy."
"What is it," snaps Lucas, "a celebration? Sami jus dropped the divorce bomb on me. What are you gonna do with your spare time now, Mom, now that you don't have to keep trying to pull us apart?"
Kate says, "I know you loved Sami..."
"Not 'loved,'" yells Lucas, "LOVE – still do."
Stefano says this is the only way to end the vendetta. Lucas wonders when Stefano and Kate cooked this up, "Over cocktails or pillow talk?" BULLETIN! STOP THE PRESSES! LUCAS DISOWNS KATE! Kate swears she knew nothing about this. Stefano backs her up. Lucas insists he will kidnap Sami before there is a divorce. He leaves and Kate chases.
Patch sneaks back. Catsworth asks what he is up to. "I'm about to make you one sorry dude," says Patch. The cop calls his bluff. Patch calls Bo as Catsworth listens in. Bo asks where he is. "I'm at the hospital," says Patch, "Under your orders." Patch hands the phone to Chumpworth, who puts it up to his ear.
Bo rages, "I WANT YOU OUT OF THE HOSPITAL NOW! GET YOUR BUTT DOWN HERE!"
Catsworth can't move fast enough. He hands Patch the phone and heads for the cemetery.
Patch puts the phone to his ear. Bo says, "I'm serious, Steve. Get down here now!"
Patch smiles, "I'm on my way." When Bo finds out Patch outsmarted Catsworth, he'll probably promote him.
Patch saunters into Stefano's room, "Look who's back in the hospital... Stefano DiMera." He points a gun at him, "This time you won't be going home."
Sami asks what Andre has done to her dad. Roman zones. EJ also wants to know what he has done to Roman. "I'm afraid your father is a bit of a bloody bore," says Andre, "I'm giving him back to you as a present. I'm sorry the wrapping isn't much. Open it." Sami moves toward Roman, but EJ pushes her aside and walks up to him. He opens Roman's trench coat. Explosives!
"Surprise," chuckles Andre, "I hope you don't already have one."
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