Death By Celibacy
Abe will check on things. Bo says, "I have no idea where he is. We gotta find him before he bleeds out."
Kayla blocks Stephanie as she tries to leave. They argue for a change. "I'm not staying where I am not respected," screams Stephanie.
"Then you have no place to go," says Kayla. Kayla wants Stephanie to talk to Abe. A knock at the door interrupts their conversation. They answer and find Patch. He collapses into Stephanie's arms. Kayla rushes over. Patch says he needs to call Bo.
Kayla screams, "QUICK! CALL A DOCTOR!"
Sami and Lucas are at the pub with a group of volunteers who will go search for Roman. Sami gives them flyers. Lucas wishes them luck. The search party leaves. Lucas wants Sami to rest instead of helping with the search. Sami says she isn't going home until they find Roman. She wants the vendetta to end. Lucas says the DiMeras are in this forever. He doesn't want her stressed out. Sami says she knows Lucas doesn't want to end the vendetta, but she and EJ do.
EJ walks in. He hopes it isn't too late to volunteer.
Chelsea walks up and sees Max putting the moves on some babe. "Oh, hi," says the brat, "You must be Elizabeth... or is it Karen... or Shelley..." That does it. The bimbo leaves.
"She seemed so nice," says Chelsea.
"Very funny," says Max, "Just what are you doing?"
"I was trying to save you," says Chelsea.
"From what," asks Max, "Certainly not death by celibacy. Monks get more action than I do."
Chelsea runs though the litany of girls Max has gone out with. Things stop when she gets to Stephanie.
Lucas says EJ is not needed. EJ says he cares. Lucas thinks he cares about scoring points with Sami. Sami whines, "Lucas, I just want to find my dad."
Lucas tries to be reassuring, "Don't worry, I'm sure they'll dig him up somewhere." He gets in EJ's face, "You probably know where he is, don't you? What're you waiting for, the right moment so you can step in and be the hero again? Is that it?" Lucas turns and goes over to comfort Sami.
Patch struggles. He says he has to talk to Bo. Kayla asks what happened and tells Stephanie to call 911. Patch begs her not to. Stephanie makes the call. Patch fades into unconsciousness.
Bo wanders. He hears a door close and runs to hide. Andre enters the evil warehouse. Bo flashes his teeth, "Gotcha."
Max claims he and Stephanie are just friends. Chelsea wonders why he is ignoring her. Max claims he's busy. Chelsea asks what he was doing with the bimbo she just chased off. Max says, "There was no risk of getting burned."
Chelsea asks, "And you think there is with Stephanie? You think she'd hurt you?"
Max says, "Not on purpose... but if Jeremy came back, yeah."
Kayla sends Stephanie for blankets. Patch comes to. He writhes in pain. They cover him with the blankets. He insists he has to go. They have a big struggle. Stephanie hands him a phone. Steve makes a call.
Bo calls Abe. He tells him where Andre is, "There is only one way out. I'm goin' inside. Roman might be there." Abe orders Bo to stay put. Bo says he will stay outside, but tells Abe to get backup there yesterday. He asks if there is any news about Patch.
Abe says he is outside Patch and Kayla's apartment now, "Don't move."
EJ says he will do whatever they need. Sami wants this town covered in flyers. Lucas wants EJ out of there. EJ claims he knows how a DiMera thinks, so he can help. Sami gives him a pile of flyers and says Lucas can go with him to distribute them.
Lucas don' wanna. "All right, then," says Sami, "I'll go with him instead." Gee, Lucas decides to go. Sami begs them to find Roman.
Chelsea and Max hand out flyers as they talk about Stephanie. She reminds him Jeremy is gone. She wants Max to tell her how he feels. He says he feels like Stephanie is his buddy.
"Your buddy whom you just happen to make out with in hot tubs? I think it's obvious something is going on. Love may be a pain but it's all we've got."
Max tries a new tactic, "What happened to Nick or Jett?"
"We aren't talking about me," says the brat.
"That does it," says Max, "We're done. I'm outta here." He walks off.
Sami doubles over in pain. Lucas offers to stay with her. Sami wants him to go. EJ promises they will find Roman. Lucas says if she needs anything at all to call and he will come back. They kiss as EJ stares.
Lucas promises, "I'll be back with your dad. Or his body."
Bo waits. Patch calls him and says he's at home. Patch asks about Andre. Bo tells him where he is. Patch figures it's the old shoe factory, "I'll lay money he has Roman there. I'll be there in ten." Patch hangs up.
Bo yells, "Steve don't... dammit!" Bo waits and seethes.
The police backup unit decides to pick up and extra batch of donuts since this might be a long siege.
Patch struggles to get up as Kayla holds him down. Abe arrives. He tells Patch backup is on the way to Bo. Patch settles down, "That's what I needed to hear." Kayla gets impatient and runs out to flag down any ambulance that happens to be passing by.
Abe tells Stephanie he wants to talk about Jeremy, and the fact that she was harboring a fugitive. Stephanie wants to talk when Patch isn't bleeding to death. Abe gets a call. He says he has to go check on Bo, "We will be talking."
Max comes back and sees Chelsea is still there. The brat keeps it up, "Do you like Stephanie?"
"Everyone likes Stephanie," says Max."
"Everyone on what planet," asks Chelsea, "What I mean is do you like like Stephanie?"
"What," asks Max, "Are we nine?"
"No," says Chelsea, "But we'll be that mature someday. Just answer the question. She really likes you."
Bo decides he has waited long enough. He figures it's time to storm the warehouse. Lucas and EJ walk up and interrupt his plan to go inside. At the same time, Andre comes out. Bo points his gun at Andre. Andre grabs Lucas and holds his gun to his head. He asks Lucas and EJ, "Are you sharing the divine Samantha?"
Bo orders Andre to let Lucas go. Andre orders Bo to put the gun down. Bo freezes.
Sami calls admissions at the hospital. She says she's looking for Roman and asks if he has been checked in. They tell her he is not there. She asks if maybe he checked in under a false name, "Look to see if you have a Chris Kostichek..." They assure her Roman is not there. Sami falls apart. OMB comes in with a thermos. Sami asks what he's up to. He says he's going to help look for Roman. Sami tells him there is a way he can help even more, "You don't get to keep your secret any longer." She begs him to tell.
Stephanie comforts Patch. He says what would make him feel better would be hearing the truth from her. He asks if he really heard Abe say she was harboring a fugitive, and also tells her about finding Jeremy's ID. Stephanie says she doesn't need another lecture. Jail yes... lecture no. Patch fades out again. Kayla rushes in with the EMT's. They check him out, "He has a strong pulse, but no brain activity."
Andre tells Bo to put the gun down. Bo refuses, "It's only Lucas. Besides, backup is on the way."
"Since the neighborhood isn't crawling with cops I'm still in charge," says Andre. EJ jumps in and tells Bo to put the gun down. Andre says, "I could keep Roman alive but shooting me is like shooting Roman. Do I have to resort to the cliché of counting? One... two..." Bo isn't sure what number comes next, but he puts down the gun and kicks it over to Andre.
Andre taunts, "Well, Lucas. You have a chance to breathe a little longer thanks to Bo."
Max asks if Stephanie said something about liking him. Chelsea says Stephanie likes him a lot, maybe even enough to forget Jeremy. Max thinks Chelsea should start a love life blog, "You could call it, 'Butting Into Other People's Business.'" Chelsea leaves. Max remembers the cave.
Sami begs OMB to tell her what happened. OMB says nothing. Finally, they get the cue cards set up and OMB breaks the silence. He says he has been holding his tongue because of shame. Sami says, "You have nothing to be ashamed of. Except this family. You have to tell us. Daddy's life is at stake."
They wheel Patch out. Kayla runs around in a panic looking for her keys. She tells Stephanie to pack up some things for Pocket so she can take him to the hospital. Stephanie finds the keys and offers to stay there and take care of Pocket. Kayla about faints, "YOU?"
"Unless you don't trust me," says Stephanie.
Pocket yells from the next room, "I sure as hell don't." He takes out his cell phone and calls Claire, "Hurry. We've gotta get out of here now!"
Bo wants Andre to tell them where Roman is. Andre refuses, "Push, I'm afraid, has come to shove. And I have a hostage."
Bo says, "You won't get away with this, Andre."
Lucas hasn't heard the sound of his own voice for a while, so he chimes in, "Do you think we will let you get away with this?"
Andre screams, "YOU DON'T HAVE A CHOICE!" Andre accomplishes something all of Salem has been trying to do for years, he leaves Lucas speechless.
Andre holds up a grenade, "I got this at the Army Surplus store. It has a very short fuse. Your brother is inside tied and gagged. You'd better hurry. You don't have much time." Andre rolls the grenade into the warehouse. Bo screams and dives in after it.
Andre heads the other direction with Lucas and EJ as his hostages.
Stephanie says she can handle Pocket. Kayla asks, "Does this mean you forgive me?"
"For narking on Jeremy," asks Stephanie, "No. But every once in a while family comes first."
"You are a beautiful soul," says Kayla, "For a tramp guilty of aiding and abetting a fugitive, anyway." Kayla gushes. Actually, she still thinks Stephanie is a real stinker but baby sitters are hard to get.
Kayla loves Stephanie. Stephanie loves Kayla. We all join hands and sing Kum Ba Yah. Get out the Kleenex. Kayla leaves.
Stephanie wanders around the apartment, "How easy is this? He'll probably sleep the whole time. Now is a good time to crack open the books... or not." She calls Jeremy and leaves a message asking if he is still on the road, "Stop ignoring my messages and call me."
Abe and the cops enter the burning building. Bo comes out choking. He tells Abe EJ and Lucas are hostage, and there is no sign of Roman, "But I did find this in the warehouse." Bo shows Abe the folio. He thinks if it can help them end the vendetta maybe it will help find Roman.
OMB hammers down a shot of Johnnie Walker as Sami riles. OMB says he can't change what happened. He walks out as Sami blithers and bawls. Andre comes in and apologizes for arriving unannounced.
"Tony," asks Sami.
"What have you done with my father," asks Sami.
"Your father isn't my main concern right now," says Andre, "My other two hostages have taken precedence. I have to decide. It's a difficult choice. I want you to help me choose who's going to live and who's going to die. But only one can be the grand prize. And you know both of them intimately."
"And Elvis," says Tony, "They are doing very well. But who dies? So that's the bargain I'm offering. You have a chance to save one of them. Don't be greedy." He hands her a paper. It contains directions to a secluded spot where he wants Sami to come alone tonight at 9 and give him her answer, "Who will die? Will it be your husband, or the man you claim to hate? By the way, if you bring cops you'll never see your father again in this lifetime... Charmed." Andre walks out.
Sami chases and screams. Outside the pub, she doubles over in pain and cries.
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