The Marriage From Hell
Stephanie thinks they could have left some of the heavy stuff for Nick. They're excited about living in the IFT house. They decide to go in and find out if they are rooming together.
Ford invites Max to their next frat party. The girls come in and Morgan runs up to greet them. She tells them there are two beds available. One is upstairs in a single room, and one is with Cordy. Chelsea decides to room with Cordy. She leaves Stephanie to lug her stuff upstairs. Stephanie watches Max and Morgan and stews.
Kate status: Not Disowned.
Kate looks at her grandkids in the nursery. Nincomplucas comes up. Kate begs, "They're my grandchildren, Lucas. Please don't shut me out of their lives."
Sami sits up in bed eating something green. We'd best not go there. EJ walks in. Sami insists Lucas is the twins' father. EJ is positive he fathered one of them. They argue. EJ says, "You have to admit your son is the spitting image of me."
Sami says, "Shut up. We're going to get something straight right now."
The girls unpack in Chelsea's room. Stephanie thinks Morgan and Max are getting serious. Chelsea says, "We both know you have feelings for Max."
Stephanie doesn't want to talk about it. She suggests asking Cordy to move so they can be roommates. They go out into the main area to party.
Max asks, "Are Chelsea and Stephanie are moving in?"
"No," says Morgan, "They just hauled ten tons of stuff in here because we're having a rummage sale."
Max seems preoccupied. Morgan asks, "Is there something I should know about?"
Kate status: Not Disowned.
Kate thanks Lucas for staying.
"I still want you out of my life," he growls.
Kate status: Disowned.
She asks if her grandkids are going to be banished from her life as well. Lucas says one of them may not be his. Kate says he will be the father no matter whose kid it is. Lucas tells her they found the guy who hit John. It was Andre's cellmate.
"So Sami was right," says Kate, "The DiMeras killed John. Is Stefano going to get away with it again? If it is Stefano, that is." Lucas is positive it was. Kate says he doesn't know that for sure, "Stefano has always enjoyed playing with his victims, not killing them." Lucas thinks Kate should be happy about the situation. She says she isn't.
Sami tells EJ the son doesn't look like him, "He could start talking with a British accent and that wouldn't change my mind." She says their marriage will be in name only. She also tells him about John's murderer being Andre's old cellmate. EJ claims he doesn't know anything about it. He says he can't speak for Stefano, however. Sami tells him he's probably glad he's got her under his thumb. EJ says he doesn't. He fell in love with her because she is her own person. He asks her to make the best of it, as something similar to Santeen music plays in the background. Sami says she wants nothing to do with him, but she is stuck with him, "If I were you, I'd be prepared for the marriage from hell."
Max tells Morgan he has already told her everything about Stephanie. Morgan presses. Max goes through the Jeremy thing, "So what if I told you I wanted to go back to her?"
"Then," says Morgan, "I'd be on my merry way."
"And what if I said I'm not having any more encounters with Stephanie," he asks.
Morgan smiles, "Then I might want to hang exclusively."
Stephanie goes up to check out her room. Ford asks Chelsea where she is going. Upstairs. "What," gasps Ford, "With a party goin' on down here?" He tells her Cordy has serious issues. He says he spent a bundle on dinner, she ate two bites and wanted to leave. He thinks she's weird and insecure. Suddenly, slime oozes, "But I think you're the kind of girl who would want to stay to the end of dinner and maybe have dessert."
News Bulletin! Sami tells EJ she is just doing this to end the vendetta. News Bulletin! EJ wants to fall in love but will accept the fact it won't happen. He asks if she thinks he's happy to marry a woman who hates him. Sami knows what the stakes are. EJ advises her not to mess with this, "John black is dead because you changed your mind."
"Gee," says Sami, "And I thought it was because a car slammed into him."
Kate status: Disowned.
Lucas lectures Kate. He says she never could let him make his own decisions. He knows she tried everything to keep him away from Sami, "We would have already been married for years if not for you. I kept forgiving you because you're my mother. You repay me by getting involved with Stefano. I've already filled out the forms. From now on I'm Lucas Horton. I'm through being your son."
Kate status: Disowned and disgraced.
Kate sulks off. Lucas catches up and says she forced him to do this. Kate insists she loves him. Lucas thinks maybe she does in her own little way. Kate is desperate. She agrees to stop seeing Stefano, even though she needs the money. She will prove she had nothing to do with Sami marrying EJ. She breaks down, "I can't lose you."
Kate status: Up in the air.
Cold-hearted Lucas Horton says, "You already have."
Kate status: Disowned.
Sami says, "Welcome back EJ."
"That's the real EJ I just heard," says Sami, "You're threatening again."
EJ says it's not a threat. He was just reminding her what happened with John. He wants her to decide if she is truly committed to ending the vendetta. If she isn't, he thinks she will spend the rest of her life looking over her shoulder, "Stefano won't walk away from his decision. Choose wisely, Samantha."
Chelsea laughs at the dessert remark. She thinks it was a lot like something Jeremy would say, "We're so not happening, Ford." Lucky guy.
Max asks, "Are you asking me out?"
Morgan says, "That depends on whether you are really available."
"If I am?"
"You should talk to Stephanie," says Morgan.
"I don't need to," says Max, "She chose Jeremy and I think I'm choosing you. But your family is wealthy. They won't want you dating a bartender. A half-witted girl-smuggling ring dupe would be OK, but a bartender – never."
"They'd get over it," says Morgan, "Maybe I can make you happy in return."
Max makes his decision, "Your parents will have to deal with it. I don't want to see anyone else. Lets give it a shot." Kiss. Stephanie watches.
Cordy walks through the room. Ford grabs her arm, "Hey, wanna dance?"
"EEEEEEKKKKKKK!" Cordy peels out. The shocked crowd watches.
Stephanie and Chelsea run after Cordy. Morgan asks Ford what he did.
Ford plays dumb, "I just asked her to dance and she flipped out." Morgan says it's guys like Ford who give the Greek system a bad rep. Morgan heads for Cordy's room as Max gives Ford the evil eye.
Cordy sits in her room in the fetal position and cries. Morgan asks her to unlock the door. Cordy doesn't budge so Morgan uses her passkey. She stoops down and asks what's wrong. Cordy says she is just tired.
"Of what," asks Morgan.
"Of this place," bawls Cordy, "...Of school." She informs them she dropped all her classes and is leaving.
Kate status: Disowned.
Little Johnny and the nameless girl fuss. Kate watches, "Goodbye my darlings." She tells Lucas she's leavening as the nurse wheels the twins out for dinner. She gives them to Lucas to take to Sami. Kate thinks he's going to be a wonderful father. She walks off. Lucas tells her to wait.
Kate status: Up in the air.
EJ insists he isn't trying to pressure Sami, "I just want us to get married ASAP." He thinks if they fly to Santo Domingo she can be divorced within 24 hours. Sami says she will talk to Lucas about it.
Ford makes the rounds. He walks up to Carmen and whispers in her ear. Carmen's jaw hits the floor and she takes off. Max goes up to Ford, "Not having much luck with the ladies?"
"It's not that," says Ford, "I'm just trying to be nice. You know, my date was crazy."
"Are you talking about her or yourself," asks Max.
"Sorority girls want to play with fire, but cry when they get burned," says Ford. He leaves to grace another girl with his presence.
Morgan tries to convince Cordy to stay in school. Stephanie says she knows what it feels like to be used and dumped. Chelsea asks if this is about Ford. Cordy doesn't answer. Morgan says they will support her. If she needs anything at all they are there for her. Cordy cries. They decide they are going to all miss each other. Chelsea wants to have a goodbye party. Cordy just wants to be alone, so they all leave.
Outside, Morgan has an epiphany, "Something isn't right. We'll just leave her alone tonight and maybe tomorrow she'll talk about it."
Sami decides she wants to get divorced in Salem. It will mean so much more to her. EJ thinks that will take months. Stefano will think she is stalling.
Kate status: Toss up.
Lucas brings Johnny in. EJ moves toward Lucas and the kid but Sami cuts him off, "Don't you take one more step towards my child." EJ freezes. Lucas wants to know why he is still there. Kate brings the girl in. Sami holds them both, and tells Kate it's OK for her to spend some time with them. Lucas takes the opportunity to run out into the hallway and short-sheet their cribs.
Kate status: Foot in the door.
Sami asks which one Kate thinks looks most like Lucas. Kate thinks it's the boy. Sami agrees. EJ wretches. So does Johnny. Sami and Lucas smooch. EJ thinks the girl is as beautiful as her mother.
"What are you doing here," asks Lucas. EJ decides he has overstayed his welcome and leaves.
"What was that all about," asks Lucas.
Morgan instructs a group of girls to be there for Cordy's exit.
Chelsea asks Ford why Cordy wigged out. "I don't know," says Ford, "I'm telling you, she needs meds in a big way." He walks off.
Max tells Stephanie he thinks Ford reminds him of Jeremy. Stephanie is worried about Cordy. Morgan jumps in. Max promises to watch out for the girls. Translation: Look out, girls. Max says he can't stand Ford's type of guy. Morgan and Max go off. Chelsea tells Stephanie she has to tell Max how she feels. Stephanie is tired of guys who don't want her. Max and Morgan watch as she storms out. Chelsea chases.
Kate status: Invisible.
Lucas grills Sami about EJ. Sami doesn't want to talk about it. Lucas thanks her for giving him two of the most beautiful kids he has ever seen, "They will be smart like their mommy."
Sami smiles, "Don't you mean like their daddy?"
"Only if their brains stop developing right now."
The most important thing to Lucas is Sami's happiness. Sami breaks down. She loves him and always will. Smooch. EJ listens from outside.
Kate has had enough. She starts to leave and thanks them for letting her spend time with her grandchildren. Sami tells her she can stay if she wants. Feel the love.
Kate status: One big happy family.
EJ seethes and walks away from the door, "Isn't that lovely? On the other hand that gives me a wonderful idea."
Chelsea goes into Cordy's room. She pretends to be looking for her MP3. She makes small talk with Cordy, "How did your parents feel when you told them your decision?"
"My dad was furious and my mother cried."
"Ford tried to hit on me," says Chelsea.
Cordy reels in shock, "OMG! DON'T LET HIM!" This naturally piques Chelsea's curiosity but Cordy, of course, doesn't want to talk about it. She wants Chelsea to let her alone.
Chelsea says, "If you change your mind..."
Cordy cuts her off, "I won't." Chelsea leaves. Cordy sits and stares.
Outside, Chelsea tells Morgan Cordy won't talk. "Maybe tomorrow," says Morgan, "after the suicide." She asks about Stephanie and Chelsea says she wasn't feeling well so she went home.
Once again, Carmen shoves Ford, "Get away from me, Decker!" Max tells him to get out.
"This party is dead anyway," says Ford. He leaves as Carmen thanks Max. Max turns to Morgan, "I don't like Ford."
"I'm a Chevy girl myself."
Chelsea's phone rings. She listens and hangs up, then announces that was a call from campus security. The person told her she left her car lights on, so she has to go out to turn them off. Max offers to go with her. No need, of course.
As Chelsea heads into the abyss, Morgan thanks Max for looking out for the sisters. She asks him to go out and check on Chelsea.
Outside, Chelsea fumbles for her keys. THE DREADED GLOVE CLAMPS HER MOUTH.
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