The Den Of Sin
Downstairs, Hope prepares for Halloween at the pub. Shawn comes up and gives her the bombshell about his police academy enrollment. He starts to go upstairs.
Phillip and Belle romp.
Hope calls Shawn back. She wants to know what happened with the academy. "I broke the law," says Shawn, "They frown on that. Sometimes, anyway. Somebody tipped them off."
Hope asks, "Shawn, who would do that?"
"Other than Claire?"
Upstairs, clothes fly. Phillip removes his jacket... his leg.
Sami lies in bed with her babies' bed next to her. Lucas comes in and admires them. He thinks Marlena was amazing delivering them. Sami thinks Lucas was, too. "How so," asks Lucas.
"You didn't pass out."
Lucas is sorry he wasn't there for Will's birth, "But I will be there for the next one. And the next... and the next... and the next..."
Sami cuts him off. She thinks fathering all those babies would tire out EJ. They decide to choose a name for the baby girl. Sami likes the "J" theme, "How about Julia?"
"Julia Roberts is taken."
"Julia Horton isn't," says Sami, "How about Jane... no... sounds too 1950's."
How about Jezebel," asks Lucas.
Sami likes it. Lucas says he was kidding. He reminds her of Jezebel's reputation in the Bible. "Hey," says Sami, "Don't forget, she's my kid." Sami tells him he can't take what EJ said to heart.
Lucas asks, "What if he is right? What if they have different fathers?"
EJ tells Kate the twins don't resemble each other. She reminds him there has been a DNA test, which proves Lucas is the father.
Marlena asks a lab tech about the DNA test. The tech tries to reassure her. She offers to rerun the test. Marlena isn't sure that will go over well with Sami. EJ sneaks and listens.
Hope reminds Shawn Phillip was trying to help him find a job a few months ago. Shawn thinks Phillip did that to get to Belle. He tells her about the little interruption at the church.
Upstairs... monkey sex devolves.
Hope says Belle just lost her father, "She has a lot going on." Translation, What goes on inside Belle's mind is an E-Ride at Disneyland. Hope wonders if Phillip would take advantage of her under the circumstances, "Besides, Shawn Douglas Brady, it takes two. Belle loves you."
Upstairs... Phillip takes a different kind of E-Ride.
Sami thinks the babies are Lucas', "We already have the DNA tests."
Lucas inspects the kids and says he thinks they don't look that different, "They're both ugly. But EJ will keep pushing us. We will just push back."
EJ tells Kate if he is right he and Sami will be bonded for life. Kate doesn't think she will ever fall in love with him.
Marlena interrupts, "You raped my daughter and stand here and gloat about it? You have caused unspeakable pain. DAMN YOU!"
SLAP! That one will be worth a rewind or two.
Hope says if Belle had feelings for Phillip she wouldn't have agreed to marry Shawn. "It's not Belle I don't trust," says Shawn, "It's Phillip."
Upstairs... feel the trust.
Shawn thinks Phillip is the one who ratted him out. Hope says, "Belle doesn't care what you do... garbage man... mechanic... Do you know why she doesn't care?"
"She can't tell the difference?"
Shawn says he filled the police academy application out honestly, and now they have a problem with him. He thinks that's a red flag. Hope tells him not to show Belle his insecurities "Don't show her you are consumed with jealousy."
Upstairs... Belle is consumed with something else. She scoots down and kicks a vase. Over in the next county, Old Harold sits on his porch and rocks, "Did I just hear a vase crash?"
Marlena rants, "You're lucky it was only a slap. I'd just as soon kill you. You stay away from my family. Stay away from those twins."
EJ asks, "Why do you refer to them as those twins instead of Sami and Lucas' twins? You sound if you have doubts about the father. There is a possibility that I fathered one of those babies."
Marlena says, "Well, I wouldn't buy any birth announcements quite yet."
EJ offers a DNA sample. Marlena tells him not to waste his time. He thinks Marlena is dying to know the paternity as much as he is.
"What," asks Marlena, "You think I would be anxious to know if either of them were fathered by a rapist?"
"Let's keep it civil."
Marlena ignores the advice, "When I look at you, I see an insecure boy in a man's body. You're in for a hard landing."
Lucas tells Sami they have to know for sure. He wants another DNA test. Marlena interrupts.
Sami begs Marlena, "Mom, you have to help me convince Lucas not to do another test."
Marlena shoots her down, "I agree with Lucas."
Shawn would rather have Belle think he is jealous than a naïve wimp. Hope asks what Shawn will do, "Are you gonna beat him up?" She suggests a little detective work to see if Phillip is playing fair. She advises Shawn to tell Belle about the police academy incident, "She might just surprise you."
Shawn asks if she is upstairs. Hope says she hasn't seen her car, but she did see Phillip's car. Shawn stares.
Upstairs... the clothes go on even quicker than they came off. Belle blathers, "This shouldn't have happened. It was a mistake."
Phillip insists they did nothing wrong, "It couldn't have been wrong or you wouldn't have done it. It was just sex."
"And it will never happen again."
Marlena wants to erase any shadow of a doubt. Sami absolutely refuses. Translation. Wheel those tests in right now. Marlena works on her. Sami attempts a low blow, "So do you think we should have Eric and me retested."
"That was a different situation and you know it," says Marlena. She and Lucas gang up on Sami.
Sami stands her ground, "I said no and I mean it." Translation. Wheel those tests in right now.
EJ sarcastically thanks Kate for the support. Kate reminds him about John. EJ says he had nothing to do with that. "If I find out you did," says Kate, "I will kill you myself."
Shawn comes back into the pub. He went out in the parking lot and checked, "It's Phillip's car." Hope tries to calm him down before he goes upstairs, "Don't say something you'll regret.
"The only thing I regret is not saying something sooner."
Blithering Belle Babbles, "Shawn can't find out about this."
"He won't," insists Phillip, "But you aren't happy. If you love Shawn so much, why haven't you married him?" Belle ushers Phillip out. She turns and leans on the door. Oh, the agony!
Marlena plays the genetics card. She asks what if the babies get some dreaded disease that is hereditary. (On this show, it's almost a dead certainty that will happen – Just ask Pocket). She says a lab tech told her he thinks they should rerun the test because there was a discrepancy in the first one. Sami thinks EJ must've paid the tech to say that. Marlena agrees it's possible, and says they need tight security on the second test. Sami doesn't care whose DNA the twins have. She and Lucas are the parents. Lucas nearly breaks his neck doing a 180, "You know... I agree with Sami. We're not going to have the test." Sami is half shocked he supported her. She thanks him. Smooch. Weep.
Shawn asks if Hope thinks something is going on upstairs. He starts to go up as Phillip comes down adjusting his jacket and looking guilty.
Speaking of guilt, Belle wallows in it up in her room, "I'M SO SORRY!" She looks in horror at the broken vase and begins tearing the cootie-saturated bed apart.
Marlena asks for time alone with Sami. Lucas heads for the cafeteria, "She doesn't want the test." Translation. Wheel those tests in right now.
Outside, Lucas finds Kate. He asks if EJ went home. "No," says Kate, "He's getting tea or something." Lucas asks if she put EJ up to the paternity comment. "No," says Kate, "He came up with that little gem all by himself." Lucas isn't buying it. He thinks Kate would love it if one or both of the twins turned out to be EJ's. Kate reminds him they are her grandchildren. Rosemary's baby skips a generation. He reminds her she conned Nick into lying. Nonetheless, Kate denies having anything to do with EJ's comment.
Lucas thinks she would do anything to break him and Sami apart, "Even if it means losing your grandchildren."
Marlena asks what if they could do the test without EJ knowing, "The results are worth knowing."
"What if EJ is the father of one of them," asks Sami, "What if I am bonded to EJ for all the Days Of Our Lives? "
Marlena says if the proof is there that EJ is not the father, EJ might go away, "If she you really believe the kids are Lucas', you have nothing to lose by having the tests."
Phillip is cheerful, "Hey, Shawn."
"What are you doing here," growls Shawn. Hope gets out of the line of fire.
"I gave Belle a ride," says Phillip, "I also brought her home."
"What were you doing in our room," snorts Shawn.
Hope carries the elusive Ciara and knocks on Belle's door. She walks into the room and surveys the den of sin. "Ho boy," says Hope. With an emphasis on 'Ho.'
Lucas thinks it's a little late for Kate to play grandmother. Kate gives him a package. She got something for the twins. Lucas opens it up and finds silver rattles, "I hope you saved your receipts. Don't buy them anything. As far as I am concerned they have one grandmother. Lucas PDA beeps. He takes it out of his pocket and looks at the message, which is his monthly reminder to disown his mother. "Looks like I made it in just under the wire," he says. He asks how she knew Sami was in labor, "Did EJ tell you?"
"At least someone told me," says Kate.
Lucas asks if she is the one who set EJ free. Kate dodges. EJ comes up. Lucas gets defensive, "So, you're still here?"
EJ is smug, "Well, I'm family and there is a celebration going on."
"Not for you," growls Lucas, "Those children are mine."
"We'll find out soon enough," says EJ. Lucas proves his irrelevance by telling him Sami has decided not to have the second DNA test. He suggests EJ take his tea and crumpets and leave. Behind them, the hospital techs soak it in. "You are making a spectacle of yourself," says EJ.
Lucas says, "I don't care! You raped my wife and think you can take my kids too. I'll kill you before I let you marry her and take our children!"
One tech turns to the other, "This is as stupid as some of the stuff they have on Days Of Our Lives."
Shawn gets in Phillip's face. Phillip claims he walked Belle to her door. They argue. Phillip says, "You and Belle have hit a rough Patch. Don't take it out on me."
"Leave Belle alone," says Shawn, "She is off limits!"
"Not for long," says Phillip, "She's miserable and maybe if you paid attention you'd know that. I'm sorry it has to be that way but I'll always love her and she'll always love me."
Golly gee. Belle is surprised to see Hope. Hope looks around the love nest, "What happened in here?" Belle says she knocked the vase over doing laundry. "You've been crying," says the ever-observant Hope. Belle claims it's because of John.
Hope seethes, "I love my son and there is nothing I won't do to protect him. I want to know what happened between you and Phillip here. I want the truth and I want it now!"
Lucas threatens to kill EJ with his bare hands if he has to, just as soon as the Salem High School wrestling team is available to hold EJ down for him. Lucas walks off. The techs watch.
Sami is on the phone with Eric, "Yeah, another set of twins. So when are you coming to Salem... OK Maybe we can meet in Colorado." Nurse Johanna interrupts. She says she has come to take a DNA sample.
Sami tells Eric she will call back. Marlena asks Johanna, "Could you give us another minute?" Johanna leaves.
Marlena tires again to convince Sami. Sami admits she's scared, "What if EJ is the father of both of them?" Marlena reminds her Lucas was supportive when they thought that before. Sami tells her to ask for the nurse.
Johanna comes back in. Marlena wants the results ASAP. "We can probably have them in 24 hours," says Johanna. Marlena doesn't want anyone to let the tests out of sight. She will walk to the lab with Johanna. Johanna asks Sami if she should take the samples now.
"The sooner the better," says Sami, "I hope we get the answers we're looking for."
Meanwhile, inside Belle, Phillip's quadruplets begin their long 12-month gestation.
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