Your Next Ex-Husband
Maggie escorts Dr. Dan, Bo and Lexie into Chez Rouge. Daniel congratulates her on going green so fast, "How did you do it?"
We don't refrigerate our meat any more," says Maggie, "It turns green pretty fast. As an added benefit, so do the customers once they eat it."
Bo is going to put in photovoltaics, "I don't have a clue what they are but we're going to have them." Hope joins them. Maggie says the party is not only to celebrate the Chez Rouge greenification, but also to celebrate Nick's prototype. Daniel gets a call as Nick comes up.
Daniel barks into the phone, "I hear you, but it's gonna be a busy night." Chelsea stalks.
EJ and Nicole chat at the bar. EJ wonders why they had to leave the pub. Nicole says it's because Phillip and Chloe walked in. "So, what you're saying," says EJ, "is you don't like someone having her hands on your next ex-husband."
Nicole tells him Chloe has already slept with Phillip, "I barely warmed my way into Phillip's cold heart and she's already dong the nasty with him."
"What you have to do," says EJ, "is to change the way he sees her."
Everyone toasts Nick.
Daniel tells everyone he is there to help Nick celebrate and also to have a boys night out, "Nick's plans for alternative fuel could rock our world."
Lexie says, "I just wish I could convince him to stick around."
Chelsea says, "That would require a commitment and we all know how Daniel feels about that."
Dr. Carrington and Dr. Noname walk in. Daniel sees them, "A cold wind is blowing and it's time for me to set sail." Chelsea sulks off.
Bo comes up and asks what he missed. Hope says, "I'm not sure – we may have all missed it as well."
Chelsea and Nick talk. She says she's there as a friend. Nick tells her he almost didn't get the grant but a friend helped him out.
EJ says, "I think it is possible if I work it the right way that Samantha and I can be happy together for all the Days Of Our Lives. I got Lucas out of jail thinking he would end up in a halfway house making brooms and instead he wound up in my house." Nicole asks what he will do now. "Plan 'BA.' It stands for 'B' – I'm going to give Sami whatever she wants – including an annulment."
Nicole says, "If Sami signs the annulment papers, then it's over."
A gal in the audience shouts, "We should be so lucky!"
EJ says, "I'll tell you a secret. She has already signed the annulment papers."
Nicole asks, "What?"
Kayla wonders if L'il Joe can feel his parents aren't there. "If he's lucky," says Patch. He suggests a movie – Kayla don' wan no stinkin' movie. A book – Kayla don' wan no stinkin' book. Music. Kayla don' wan no stinkin' music. Kayla wants to go back to the hospital. Patch has an idea. He leaves. Kayla immediately sneaks out of the apartment. Patch comes back to the empty room, "Awwww, man!" He chases, "HEY!"
Patch drags Kayla back into the apartment. She insists she wasn't going back to the hospital. He calls her on it and Kayla caves. Patch says he has an idea to keep them busy. He leaves again and comes back with a box containing a cradle swing. "I think it's too small for me," says Kayla.
Lexie asks Bo to talk to the patrons about what he and Hope are doing to make their house green. He leaves and gets everyone's attention, then shows them the variety of green paint they sell at the Salem Hardware. Lexie goes into a funk and tells Hope, "At least you and your husband are communicating."
Nick asks, "Where is Max?"
Stephanie says, "I don't know."
Nick says, "He should be here. He had a lot to do with me getting my funding." Stephanie remembers Max telling her how he altered Nick's calculations. She tells Nick Max was only trying to help. "The problem is," says Nick, "he did it behind my back."
Daniel and the boys share a toast.
Nicole wonders how signing annulment papers gets Sami. EJ says he is just trying to play along. He'll be the perfect father and best friend she ever had and she'll wind up in his bed. Nicole wonders how he will pull that off.
Kayla thinks all this is too much. Steve says, "This isn't even everything. I'm the Super Patch Man. I'd do anything for you and Joe."
"Even take me to the hospital to see him," asks Kayla. They decide Kayla will read the instructions while Patch assembles. Kayla unfolds the instructions, "Uh... Super Patch Man, unless you read Swedish we have a big problem."
EJ says, "I will show Sami there is more to life than the poison dwarf. I treat Samantha like a woman while Lucas treats her like a schoolgirl. I'm going to show Samantha I'm more of an adult than Lucas."
"L'il Joe is more of an adult than Lucas," says Nicole.
Lexie says, "I might have a marriage problem."
"What's that," asks Hope.
"It might last."
Bo talks to Nick about the fact that his relationship with Chelsea crashed and burned.
Daniel and the guys share chill time. Carrington checks out Chelsea, "Would you look at that hottie."
"When did you say you go in for that eye appointment," asks Daniel.
"Next week," says Carrington.
"You'd better get in sooner," says Daniel, "It's an emergency."
Nick introduces Dean Robbins to Maggie, "He's the new head of the physics department." Maggie gets everyone's attention and introduces him to the crowd. Robbins extols Nick's virtues and presents him with the check.
Patch and Kayla work on the assembly as Kayla tries out her Swedish. Patch thinks he gets the job done in spite of the directions. They talk about Jo, who should be so proud they named their baby after her. A little-known fact is that Jo's nickname is Spongebob. Jo will be visiting soon.
"What's next," asks Kayla.
"How about this," asks Patch. He moves in.
Not on your tintype, buddy. There will be no hanky-panky with married couples on this show. Kayla backs off like a rocket in reverse gear, "Hey, buster, go back to work."
"You're a real slave driver," says the rejected, dejected Patch.
"So I've been told," says Kayla. Patch goes back to work. He runs out of the living room to get his next project. Fortunately, he left his next project in the shower with the cold water running.
Dr. Noname decides he is going to go hook up with the hot brunette. Unfortunately the hot brunette leaves, so Dr. Noname decides to hit on Chelsea instead.
Dr. Carrington says, "You know, that's his pancreas donor."
"Well at least she still has the good parts," says Dr. Noname.
"Just not enough of them," says Carrington.
The dean hauls Nick off.
Dr. Noname asks Chelsea to have a cocktail.
Lexie fills Hope in on her and Abe's marital problems.
Dean Robbins tells Bo Nick is bright. Nick says he had help with some of the formulas and shouldn't be entitled to the funding.
Patch finishes a stroller, and then decides he has to finish the swing. Kayla suggests he could have paid extra and have them put it together. Patch isn't giving up, "Just one more thing... THERE! Shall we test it?" Patch puts teddy into the seat and starts it up. Predictably, the thing falls into a billion pieces.
Kayla calls 911, "Help! I have a teddy bear crushed under a pile of plastic."
Robbins thinks it was smart of Nick to get help, "Even Einstein got a second opinion on his work."
"From a bartender," asks Nick.
Drinks come and they celebrate. Robbins offers a toast, "To Nick Fallon: Educator, innovator, cheater."
Hope tells Lexie it's OK to see a therapist. Lexie thinks Abe is getting used to the idea.
Chelsea declines the drink. The rejected Dr. Noname comes back with his tail between his legs as Daniel and Carrington guffaw and suck the limes from their drinks. Carrington piles on, "You are old enough to be her uncle." Chelsea throws a glance at Daniel and walks off.
"I don't think age has anything to do with it," says Dr. Noname, "I saw the way she was looking at Jonas."
Nicole tries to slow down EJ's drinking. EJ insists he's under control. She thinks his plan sounds boring, "I know how to make Sami jealous, you wanna hear?"
Patch tries again. He thinks he's got it. Kayla tests it. Patch runs for another surprise as Kayla tests again. Patch comes back with a stuffed giraffe. Kayla loves it and can't wait to see what he got L'il Joe. Patch also has a baby monitor with a camera, "Joe can have his own website – DysfunctionalFamily.com.
Kayla does the bipolar shuffle and her mood swings back to depression, "We've got everything... EXCEPT A BAAAABBBYYYYYYYYYYY!"
The docs laugh. Chelsea watches and walks away.
"I think the patient wants to experience your bedside manner," says Dr. Noname. Carrington says he saw Chelsea follow him into the locker room the other day. Daniel insists nothing happened.
Nicole says she would make Sami jealous by having her walk in on EJ and another woman, just like Sami walked in on Sami and him. EJ plays along, "Where would we find that woman?"
"I don't know," says Nicole, "It would have to be someone who can get under Sami's skin."
"I'm flattered," says EJ.
"Nicole is shocked, "Oh, you think it's me?"
EJ chuckles, "The lady doth protest too much."
Nicole says, "OK. Who better to give Sami a taste of her own medicine?"
Bo toasts Maggie for leading the green charge. Maggie toasts Nick.
Max walks in. Stephanie greets him. Max zones. Stephanie asks, "Are you OK?"
Moody Mama broods. Patch says he thought it would help her feel better if they put all this together. He assures her L'il Joe will pull through this. Hugs, depression, despair.
EJ moves in on Nicole. He says if he wasn't in love with Sami he'd sleep with her in a heartbeat, "But it might send Sami running into Lucas' arms. She might hate you enough to hate me."
"Good," says Nicole, "Then we could be together."
"It's not gonna happen," says EJ.
Nicole sighs, "A girl can dream, can't she?" Nicole heads for the little girls room. EJ decides the evening is just getting started. He turns to the bartender and orders another round, "I'm gonna be here for a while."
Daniel gets a call. He says he has to go and will join the boys later. On his way out, he says goodbye to Bo. Chelsea watches him go. Bo stops her, "Did you see the Doc? He just took off."
Maggie goes up to Max and offers champagne. Max decides he can't stay, "Give Nick my best." Stephanie stares at Max. Max stares at Maggie. Maggie stares at Nick. Nick stares... you get the idea.
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