My Favorite Kind Of Mistake
"Where am I," asks John.
"You're on the Days Of Our Lives set," says Marlena.
"Drug me again," says John.
John looks down and sees that he's handcuffed. His disorientation begins to fade and John ain't happy. Sami walks into the room and soaks it all in. Marlena fills her in on the situation. John has a meltdown. EJ walks into the nuclear event and asks, "Somebody need a lawyer? Or should I call Mickey? "
Daniel comes into the pub to see Bo, "You didn't say why you wanted to see me. This is about Chelsea, isn't it?"
Bo says, "No. If I want medical advice about her, I'll call her pediatrician."
Ava arrives at the cop shop to sign papers about the release of her father's body. Chelsea walks up to her, "What the hell are you doing here?"
Ava asks, "What's your problem?"
Chelsea yells, "My problem is you, bitch! Until you showed up I had the record for the smallest boobs in town.".
Chloe knocks at Phillip's door. She apologizes for giving him a hard time earlier and says she was jealous when he was with Morgan, but knows their arrangement was just FWB, "I'm impressed with the bionic man you've become... but I came to say goodbye, Phillip. I'm leaving Salem."
Chloe says she has no plans to come back. Phillip tries to subdue his joy, but suddenly remembers the "benefits" part of their arrangement. He stops her from going and dives in.
Ava snorts, "Who the hell are you and what is your problem?"
Chelsea introduces herself as Bo and Hope's daughter. "Oh, I see," says Ava, "The problem isn't yours, it's theirs."
Chelsea lectures Ava for her long list of sins... kidnapping, murder, romping around with Patch, wackophrenia, aiding and abetting in the perpetration of second-rate drama... St. Ava softens. She agrees what she did is inexcusable but isn't going there. Chelsea tells her to stay the hell away from her family.
Bo says, "I want to make the pub eco-friendly and I understand you've done the same thing with the hospital."
"That's right," says Daniel, "You can't hear a single echo in the place." Maggie and Nick stand there like two bumps on a log. Bo points out Maggie has already done the same thing with Chez Rouge. Nick wants to hear Daniel's ideas.
John has a meltdown. EJ goes into lawyer mode. John tells him everything Roman did to provoke him. Sami sticks up for John. John tugs at his handcuffs and looks up at EJ, "Get me out of these. Double the billing."
"If you hit a police officer," says EJ, "My options are limited. Thank God you hit Roman instead." Roman hauls John off. Sami begs EJ to help him. EJ agrees.
Later, Lucas comes in and asks where everyone went. "Don't ask," says Sami. Lucas has been spending time with Allie. He asks about the shouting he heard. Sami fills him in. Lucas is shocked, "John Black involved with drugs? What else is new? I think the new John is capable of anything." Sami thinks the new John is more tolerant and non-judgmental.
Speaking of being non-judgmental, Sami asks for Lucas' forgiveness. EJ stands outside as Sami swears she isn't in love with EJ.
Ava stops Chelsea and says she admires what she did for Bo. Abe comes up with the papers to claim Martino's body, "Take these to the pub and they will give you anything that hasn't already been ground up."
"What do I do then," says Ava, "get a shovel and bury the SOB myself?"
"No," says Abe, "If you can provide a water heater, Max and Nick will take care of things for you." Ava leaves.
Chelsea tells Abe she's looking for Bo. "You can find Bo at the pub," says Abe, "You'll never find him here at the station in the middle of a busy workday."
As Chelsea leaves, Roman drags John in kicking and screaming.
Phillip and Chloe kiss. "This isn't right," says Chloe.
"It feels right to me," says Phillip. A knock interrupts. Henderson gets and eyeful, and says he has a delivery for Chloe. Phillip takes it and hands Chloe the envelope.
Chloe tears into it, "My divorce papers. I'm a free woman. Licensed to cavort."
EJ listens. Sami says, "I have feelings for EJ, but I'm not in love with him."
EJ stomps into the room, "Well, that's good to know isn't it? Sorry to interrupt but I have to go tend to my uncle." He goes over to John's desk and picks up his briefcase. Sami walks over and they have a little slappy-fit as Sami digs into the briefcase and pulls out the heretofore non-existent annulment papers. Sami is anxious to sign.
"My part's already signed," snorts EJ, "Have a nice life." EJ huffs out as Sami signs. Lucas stares.
Daniel says, "My experience is limited to converting hospitals, and underage girls.
Maggie says, "Once you have made the commitment it's pretty easy." Bo has checked with the Salem Green Committee and they have approved everything. Nick says he mainly deals with eco-friendly fuels, and he knows Daniel owns a hydrogen car. Daniel senses a problem with Nick.
"No problem," says Nick, "Why don't you ask Chelsea about it."
That's Chelsea's cue. She walks into the pub, "Ask me what?"
"We're trying to make Salem an environmentally desirable place," says Bo, "Could you leave town?"
Chloe says she thought Brady might have changed his mind. Phillip thinks Brady is a fool. He insists she will get through it. "Why would you want to be with someone who doesn't love you? Don't you deserve better?"
"I don't know."
Phillip says, "Just because love hasn't worked out for either of us doesn't mean it won't."
"I don't want to talk any more," says Chloe. The audience cheers. Phillip doesn't want to talk either. He drags her to the couch. Things get hot and heavy. Chloe removes his shirt, his dog tags, his leg. Let the games begin...
Maggie goes for tea, but stays within earshot in case anything juicy develops. Clueless Bo asks if something is going on. Before anyone can answer, Bo gets a call from Hope and leaves.
Nick also decides to go. He wishes them luck. Daniel starts to go but Chelsea stops him.
Marlena tells Abe, "John is suffering and can't be confined." John says instincts take over whenever anything triggers a memory from the lab. He insists he protected himself the way he was programmed to. Abe asks him about the drugs. John says he doesn't know anything about that. EJ walks in with a list of civil liberty infractions they have committed against his new client. Ava stands outside and listens
Lucas walks around with Allie. Sami holds Johnny. The kids struggle but can't get away. Lucas puts Allie down and comments on how big she has become. He's amazed she can walk. Allie breaks into a trot and heads for the door. Lucas thinks she looks like her mommy. "She has your eyes," says Sami.
"I wondered why it was so dark in here," says Lucas. He rants about having to share the kids with EJ. Sami thinks things will be different now that Lucas is back and she signed the annulment papers. Lucas reminds her there is a fly in the ointment – EJ will always be Johnny's father, "At least until they rewrite history."
Sami doesn't want to spoil the moment, "You do want us to start over, don't you?"
Lucas huffs. Sami tries again, "I want us to spend all the Days Of Our Lives together. You have to forgive me and move on. She hands him her Get Out Of Infidelity Free Card.
A woman walks up with her little girl and interrupts Daniel and Chelsea. Daniel doesn't recognize her, but she reminds him he operated on her little girl Monica and saved her life. Dan stoops down and asks how little Monica is doing. Monica gives him a hug. "Seeing you has made my day," says Daniel.
The woman says, "Dr. Daniel is an angel. An honest to God angel. Monica and her mommy walk off.
Daniel turns to Chelsea, "That Monica is smokin' hot, isn't she?"
Bill Clinton walks up and puts his hand on Daniel's shoulder, "Try to control yourself. Girls named Monica are simply hard to resist."
"You really are a rock star," says Chelsea.
Ava listens as EJ asks for them to release John. No go. Marlena asks to talk to Roman in private. Abe takes John to book him. EJ follows. Ava soaks it in.
Marlena begs Roman not to lock up John. Roman is concerned about John's delicate mental condition, but he knows what John is capable of. He says he isn't enjoying this but this isn't the old John they are dealing with. New John could be guilty.
Ava tells EJ she likes the way he handled himself. He recognizes her from the newspaper pictures. She asks him to take her case.
Sami asks again if Lucas wants a future with her. He doesn't think he can get past this. Sami is sorry. "Sorry doesn't cut it," says Lucas, "Maybe I just need time to get over this." Sami understands and will give him whatever he needs. When he was in jail the only hope Lucas had was that they would get back together. Sami says there is nothing good without Lucas. She signed the annulment and there is nothing standing in her way. She wants to prove he is the love of her life. She moves in on him. Lucas seems receptive.
EJ turns Ava down. She asks him to think about it.
Marlena changes her tactics. She wants Roman to have some empathy for her. If new John is traumatized she isn't sure what will happen to old John. Heartless Roman says he's sorry as they bring John back in. Abe says he booked John. We have a mass-staredown.
Ava tells EJ he'll have his hands full, but she knows he's capable and can handle both cases. She also says she will pay him double what John is paying.
"John already offered to double my fees," says EJ, "I didn't realize being an attorney was such a piece of cake."
Outside the pub, Chelsea says she thinks Daniel thinks she likes him because he is a hotshot doctor. She denies that as Daniel's phone rings. Daniel answers, "Yeah, hi. It's not really a good time for me."
Chloe dresses, "This was a mistake."
"It's my favorite kind of mistake," says Phillip. He has her come over. He asks why she is still so unhappy.
"It might be a rebound thing for me," says Chloe, "and that's not fair to you."
"I can take care of myself," says Phillip. He goes for another rebound.
Daniel is still on the phone, "I'll meet you. I'll be there. This stays between us." He hangs up and asks Chelsea to tell everyone he said goodbye.
EJ gets off the phone and agrees to be Ava's lawyer. He gives her his card. She thanks him and leaves. EJ sits, buries his face in his hands and remembers Sami signing the annulment papers.
Lucas breaks it off and walks away.
Roman calls for a guard to escort a prisoner to lockup. John huffs, "I can't do this. Blondie help me. I can't do this."
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