The Mother I Know And Love
Belle remembers talking to Phillip about the startling evidence he has – which will be available to her so she can help save Shawn's career for the small price of a romp in the hay. But that wouldn't be prostitution, of course. The question of whether or not it qualifies as such if the medium of exchange is not money is way, way over Belle's head, so as far as she's concerned, this would just be all in the line of duty. It's a tough job, but somebody has to do it.
Shawn brings Belle out of her stupor. Well, as much as possible, anyway. Belle's phone rings. She claims it's Marlena. Shawn leaves. On the other end of the phone, Marlena looks strangely like Phillip. He tells Belle, "It's done. Make sure Shawn is in the alley and everything will fall into place." Belle thanks "her mom" and hangs up. She walks over and smooches around with Shawn. She offers to help him take out the garbage, but Shawn won't let her. He thinks taking out the garbage is beneath his perfect bride. Too bad there isn't room in the sack for her. More smooches and garbage.
Phillip is on the phone with one of his henchmen, "Brady should be in the alley any second. Let me know when it's done." As Phillip hangs up, Kate walks in. He tells her they ran into a problem with the gun, "It's gone." Kate simmers.
Bo thinks the stuff around the cabin is the kind of garbage teenagers eat, "Either that or Sami's been trying to cook again."
"Police work," says Roman, "all glamour all the time." Bo thinks this is where the perp practiced for the shooting, "The casings are a godsend. Now we have to find the gun."
Shawn dumps the garbage and watches as two creeps cut a deal for a gun. "No serial number," says Creepo number one, "Show me the cash or me and my merchandise are gone."
Shawn crouches and watches.
Chelsea discovers the computer is not on, so they figure Ford is not watching them on the webcam. She twists her ankle as they search. Nick finds Ford's journal. They go through it and see that it's written in code. "Greek letters," says Chelsea, "Four stars. Delta – two and a half. These are all sorority names." She looks for the date Cordy and Ford went out, "He's keeping a record of the girls he has raped and is rating them. Look... here's another Theta. Four and a half stars. This is sick. I wonder why the other Theta wouldn't talk."
"After what happened to Cordy," says Nick, "she was probably scared." Chelsea crouches down and says, "I found something."
Nick asks, "What?"
"Sleeping pills. This guy is a walking pharmacy. So he's not using roofies?"
"No," says Nick, "He's using legal prescription drugs."
Bo will take another look around while Roman goes back to the station. Roman leaves and Bo cases the joint. He remembers lecturing Shawn. Hope arrives with Marlena's garbage sack containing the dress, veil and gun. Hope says she isn't sure Marlena shot EJ, just that she got a shot off. Bo can't believe Marlena attempted murder, "You know I promised John I would protect his family? Looks like I'm gonna have to arrest his widow."
Kate is upset Phillip didn't get rid of the gun. He says every time he tried to get rid of it a car drove by. Someone broke into his car and took the gun, "But there is no way it can be traced to you. There is nothing to worry about." Translation: Worry, Kate worry. If you go over to the police station and give yourself up, they may go easier on you.
The creep selling the gun tells the buyer he found the gun in a car parked near Titan. "This gun is dirty," says Creep #2, "I don't want it." He splits.
SuperShawn springs from behind the dumpster, whirls, twirls and gets Creep number one in a Half Nelson. I guess in Shawn's case, that would be a Half-Witted Nelson. "Give me the gun," says the junior cop.
Kate remembers giving Phillip the gun. She says she counted on him. He assures her whomever stole it will dump it for a quick buck. He tells her not to panic. Panic, Kate, panic.
The creep insists he doesn't have anything. Shawn asks, "Well is that a gun in your pocket or are you just glad to see me?" The guy bolts as Shawn takes the gun. Right on cue, Belle comes out. Shawn tells her what happened. He says he has to turn the gun over to Bo.
Bo and Hope survey the cabin. Hope wonders what if Marlena's gun matches the casings. Bo don' wanna go there.
Chelsea finds a mortar and pestle. Nick tells her it's used to grind the pills up into powder. Suddenly, they hear Ford outside. They scurry around leaving the open diary on Ford's desk. Ford brings a girl in and they head for the bed. The girl tells him to slow down, "I'm outta here." He offers her a drink and she accepts. Nick and Chelsea hide in the closet. Chelsea whispers, "We've gotta do something!"
Hope and Bo go over a list of suspects, their motives and alibis. Hope rubs Bo's shoulders, "You've got quite a knot. You need a hot bath."
Predictable Bo asks, "Together?"
"Is there any other way," asks Hope.
"Not unless Billie's available," says Bo.
Bo says he wouldn't blame Marlena for going after EJ. He's exhausted, but works up the strength to tell Hope about Shawn's screw-up, "He's a hard headed and headstrong kid."
"Oh," says Hope, "I wonder where he got that."
"THAT'S DIFFERENT," says Bo, ""I have you to pull me back"
"Shawn has Belle," says Hope
Shawn says he overheard one of the creeps say he found the gun near Titan. Belle is proud of him. He sends her upstairs to meet some kid named Claire while he takes the gun to Bo. After he leaves, Belle calls Phillip to tell him everything came down OK.
Phillip cups the phone and tells Kate it's business. He asks her to leave. Kate has a parting shot, "If you don't support me, I will name you as an accessory."
"There's the mother I know and love," says Phillip.
Phillip gets back on the phone and tells Belle he will be waiting at the Longfellow hotel. To hell with that Claire-person.
The scoundrels arrive in Phillip's office for their payment. Phillip hands them a wad-o-cash and tells them to get back to that den of iniquity, St. Louis, "Never contact me again."
Ford discovers his broken window and open diary. In the closet, Nick shushes Chelsea.
Ford hustles the girl out. Nick grabs a baseball bat as Ford puts all the incriminating evidence into his backpack and leaves.
Nick and Chelsea come out of the closet and shimmy back down the tree.
Shawn rushes into the shack with his prize. He shows Bo the gun and tells him the ne'er-do-well behind Titan.
Phillip waits in the hotel room. His call girl arrives. Phillip tries small talk. Belle says she can't do this. Phillip says he just wants to talk. He apologizes for how he came off before the wedding. Belle tells him about Hope hearing the voice mail. Phillip is stunned. He's sorry. Belle says Hope told Marlena. Phillip thinks she should go.
Well, that doesn't sit well with Belle. He insists he didn't help Shawn to get her into bed, "Just tell me one thing. When you walk out that door, will it be as tough for you as it is for me to watch you go?"
"Does this outfit make my butt look that big," asks Belle.
Bo leaves the cabin to rush the gun to ballistics. Hope gets on Shawn for putting his life in danger. Shawn defends his actions, "I want to learn to be a cop for my family."
Phillip tells Belle she doesn't have to answer that. "You can get any girl you want," says Belle.
Phillip asks, "ANY girl?"
"That's not what I meant," says Belle. Nice try, though.
Phillip says, "I'm bad at letting go, but I've had a lot of practice. I let go of a face, a leg, part of my brain... but tonight has no strings attached." Belle prefers the strings. She remembers the night on the boat when he took Claire up on deck and showed her the stars. She forgets to mention the part where he sabotaged the motor and nearly got them all killed.
"Go home," says Phillip.
"When I'm with you, I am home," says the confused newlywed, "The fairy tales lie. There isn't always just one person. Sometimes you can love two people with your whole heart. In my case, I love three. Shawn, you and me. But mostly me. The thought of never seeing you again scares me."
Phillip takes the cue and dives in. Finally, he backs off, "You're married."
"No matter what we do," says Phillip, "someone will get hurt. I won't let it be you." He kisses her forehead and opens the door. Belle staggers out. Phillip closes the door. Outside, Belle zones.
Bo comes back to the shack, "There's a good chance for a match. Good job, son."
Nick runs through a list of things people do on dates. Breaking and entering isn't one of them. Chelsea takes out her phone and looks at the pictures she took in Ford's room. They congratulate themselves with a celebratory kiss.
Ford interrupts, "Did you two have fun going through my stuff?"
Chelsea claims innocence. Nick suggests he call security if he had a break in. Chelsea says they weren't there.
Ford gets in her face, "You're playing with fire, Brady!"
Nick gets between them and grabs Ford, "Don't threaten her!"
Ford chuckles, "Are you serious?" He tells them to stay away, "Unless Chelsea wants to come up for some fun." He leaves. Chelsea wants to take the evidence to Bo.
Shawn asks Melissa, the waitress at the pub, if she has seen Belle. Melissa says, "She told me her study group called an emergency meeting. Tomorrow is the big anatomy midterm and they decided they'd better start studying."
Belle stands in the hall in a stupor. The elevator doors open. Wait! That's not elevator music we hear. It's low-grade, constant, incessant, relentless whining. Who else could it be but... CHLOE! OMG, the reunion! Hugs! Chloe figures out what Belle is up to, "You and Shawn are here? It's been so long since I've seen Shawn. Can I see him and say hi? Unless you're in the middle of something, of course." Belle's caught in the middle of something all right.
Bo's mood picks up. His cell phone rings, "Are you sure? I want a report! Thanks." He hangs up and tells Hope they matched the gun to a bullet and the prints, "We can make an arrest!"
Roman scowls and walks up to Kate. Kate says, "It doesn't look like you are here to take me to dinner. I didn't shoot EJ."
"Don't say a word," warns Roman. He turns to an officer, "Cuff her, but don't get them too tight."
Kate protests, "I didn't do it." Roman explodes, "KATE, DO NOT SAY ANOTHER WORD! You are under arrest for the attempted murder of Elvis DiMera. You have the right to remain silent, which I realize is going to be a big challenge..."
Roman finishes reading her rights, "Do you understand your rights?"
Kate seethes, "Oh, I understand all right."
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