Meanwhile, back at Chez Rouge, EJ swings Nicole around. "Oh, counselor," says Nicole, "you have some great moves. You're a lot more fun without Sami." EJ puts her down and decides he's hungry. He goes to order sushi. Nicole sighs, "EJ, I really could be falling for you."
Bo and Hope dance. Hope tells him to slow down, "I don't want you to overexert your self."
"I'm saving that for later," says Bo.
"In that case," says Hope, "I'd rather have you go ahead and overexert yourself now."
Abe grills John and asks if he doesn't want his attorney present during the questioning. John thinks his attorney isn't needed because he is innocent. He insists he has been framed. Roman walks in. Abe tells him John is stonewalling. An officer walks in and gives Abe a file. Abe slams it down on the desk, "Take a look John."
John asks, "What is it?"
Abe says, "It's today's script. I thought you might like to see it before I take it to the incinerator."
Phillip and Chloe come into his room. She wonders what was going on with EJ and Nicole. Phillip says he doesn't have a clue. He also doesn't know what was going on with EJ and Nicole. Chloe thinks Nicole is after Phillip. Phillip remembers his dart game with Morgan.
Chloe snaps him out of it, "You seem kind of quiet. What are you thinking about?"
"Trust me," says Phillip, "You don't want to know."
Morgan has arrived a t Chez Rouge. She gets a call. Stephanie tells her Max and she had to leave the party. She makes excuses as Max broods in the background. They are at Steve and Kayla's new place waiting for them to come back. Morgan thinks the party is over anyway. Stephanie hangs up and tells Max she didn't feel good lying to her friend. Stephanie wants to know what's going on. "What's going on," says Max, "is you keep asking me what's going on."
Chloe starts to leave. Phillip stops her. He asks her to stay. Chloe isn't sure. He reminds her she is divorced and asks if she's changed her mind about having fun. He moves in and does some convincing.
Lucas thinks Johnny should be able to do without EJ for one night. Sami tells him about a song EJ sings to calm Johnny down. Lucas offers to sing it. There is a logjam at the doors as the audience tries to escape. Sami doesn't know if Lucas can be as effective as EJ, but she goes to get Johnny.
EJ and Nicole keep it up. Salt, shot, lemon. Kiss. Nicole thinks EJ is more fun that he looks. EJ thinks Nicole is smarter than she lets on. EJ says when the time is right he has a bombshell to drop, "I just found out Samantha and I are still married. The annulment is null and void because we had marital relations. I think this will make Sami happy." He leans in and tells her the annulment is actually valid, "But that's my little secret."
Morgan bumps into her dad. He says he's there to celebrate. The grand jury hands down its decision tomorrow and he thinks it will find there is no reason to bring charges against him. Morgan asks about the most recent incident at the docks. Paul says he's not concerned about that because it has nothing to do with him.
Bo and Hope dance and banter. Hope says she almost lost him and can't stop thinking about how lucky she is to have him, especially when it's time to take out the trash and mow the yard. Bo thinks they need to make the most of every moment.
Abe and Roman grill John about the contents of his ship. Abe thinks John was counting on Paul to clear the crates, even though the manifest was wrong, but Paul got bounced. Roman thinks John is looking guiltier by the second.
Lucas bounces Johnny around and plays like he's a bumbling, babbling man from mars. It's not much of a stretch. That doesn't work so Lucas tries a song. Johnny finally settles down, just to get Lucas to stop singing. Sami is amazed Lucas did it. Lucas does his best Elvis, "Thank-you. Thank-you-very-much."
"Keep your day job," says Johnny.
But I don't have a day job," says Lucas.
"You're still better off," says Johnny.
EJ and Nicole share more booze and kisses. Nicole does a recap of EJ's plan, "As of now Sami thinks the marriage is annulled. But when the time is right you are going to tell her you are still married. It will be a lie, but you think it should work." Nicole wonders if it will backfire.
EJ says he wouldn't be telling Nicole this if he were sober, "It's a secret." Nicole says he is right not to trust her.
Morgan tells Paul she heard rumors about the drug bust.
Phillip... Chloe... body parts... lust.
Salsa music plays. That's where Bo draws the line. He doesn't want to try any of that hip gyration stuff. Hope plays him, "I guess you're not up to the challenge." That's all it takes. Bo and Hope salsa. Make sure you have fresh batteries in your zapper for this.
John insists someone doctored the manifest. He thinks if he were the ultra-moral old John they wouldn't even be questioning him right now, "Phillip is behind this."
Chloe thinks Victor won't stand for this kind of hanky-panky when he gets back from his trip. Phillip says he can handle Victor. Chloe decides to leave, "Sex with no strings means not spending the night." As she grabs her robe the disc drops off the desk. "That's OK," says Phillip, "Just leave it."
Chloe looks it over, "What is it?"
Phillip says, "I thought it was one of your Menudo CDs."
Phillip puts the disc away and asks if Chloe is hungry. Chloe pouts because Phillip won't tell her what is on the disc. He brushes it off and goes to get something to eat. Chloe leaves.
John declares the inquisition finished. Abe tells him he is due in court for his arraignment. Roman calls Gonzalez in to take John there.
Abe asks Roman if he believes John. "No," says Roman.
Abe sighs, "Neither do I."
Bo and Hope end their dance with Bo twirling Hope into his arms and sliding on in to a pancreas-busting dip. Hope gets up and yells, "HOLY MACKEREL, ANDY!" Hmmm... Apparently Amos 'n Andy references aren't as verboten as the seven deadly words you can't say on TV.
They share small talk about how amazing each other is and then notice Paul is there. Bo decides to have a little chat with him. They go over, but Paul is interrupted by a call. Phillip says, "You know why I'm calling."
"I have a pretty good idea," says Paul. He tells Phillip he can't talk, and goes back and tells Bo it was an old friend. Bo asks him about John's bogus shipment. Paul says he'll look into it when he's reinstated – He's confident the grand jury will drop the charges. Bo and Hope leave, thinking Paul knows a lot more than he's letting on. "Poor Morgan," says Hope.
Nicole and EJ continue to become more plastered, if that's possible without just passing out. Nicole tells EJ his secrets are safe with her, "If it doesn't work out with Sami there are other women out there." EJ thinks he and Sami are meant to be together. Nicole asks, "Don't you think Lucas feels the same way."
"No," says EJ, "I don't think he loves me. "
"I meant about Sami," says Nicole.
"Lucas is a boy," says EJ, "He doesn't know how to look after a woman. He put a bullet in my back like a coward. I haven't forgotten about that. I told Sami I forgave him just to woo her."
Nicole asks, "Do you think you can find real love by plotting and planning?"
"You do," says EJ. Nicole agrees. All she wants is a big divorce settlement.
Sami and Lucas come downstairs, but a crying baby stops them in their tracks. Lucas goes back up. Sami gets a call. It's Maggie. Sami asks, "He's what? Wait! I'm sorry. EJ may be making a scene but he's not my husband and it's not my problem." Sami hangs up.
Maggie stares at the phone. "She didn't say thank you. Oh, well. I've always known being the town gossip was a thankless job."
Sami grabs her coat and heads for Chez Rouge to rescue EJ.
John comes back from his arraignment and says he plead not guilty because he isn't guilty. Abe and Roman tell him Marlena paid his bail. He's a free man. John leaves.
Max tells Stephanie, "I'm really good with numbers in this freaky Rain Man kind of way." He says he loves her and wants to make her happy, "Is that enough for you?"
Sami rushes into Chez Rouge, finds EJ and tries to convince him to leave. EJ reminds her he's a single man and can do what he wants. Sami says she cares and doesn't want Johnny's father embarrassing himself. Nicole accuses her of being jealous. Sami holds EJ's face and looks into his eyes, "Please come with me." EJ tries to grab one more drink as they walk off.
Nicole sits alone, "Dammit Sami! Now who's gonna pay for all this?"
Chloe comes back and asks if Phillip was talking to someone. He says no.
John busts into the mansion, "Hey kids! Daddy's home! I'm out thanks to my lovely wife." No one is there except Lucas. "Do you know where Marlena is," asks John.
"I don't even know where Sami is," says Lucas. John goes upstairs.
Stephanie tells Max she loves him for whomever or whatever he is, "When you want to talk, I'm here. Just don't take too long.
Chloe is concerned Phillip is involved in something that could get out of hand. Phillip tells her not to worry.
Nicole says to herself, "Sami, you can't have it both ways. Maybe I should tell you what EJ is up to."
Sami drags EJ in. Lucas snorts, "This is the second time you have acted like a jealous wife since he I have been home." EJ promises to stop acting like a jealous wife.
John comes downstairs and says he found a note upstairs, "She's gone. She's left me."
"It happens," says EJ. He chuckles.
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