New Age Metrosexual Navel Gazer
Phillip reads the Salem spectator with headlines screaming about Nick's arrest. Pete congratulates him for being a hero. Phillip says, "Yeah, a hero that got everything wrong until the last possible moment."
"You got that right," says Pete, "You shoulda let the little snot drop."
Chelsea comes in to see Nick. Nick has a headache... in addition to having Chelsea in the room, that is.
Melanie is on the phone with the front desk. She says she was told she could stay at the hotel for a while. Instead, they throw her out. "Thank you for being so sympathetic." Melanie hangs up, "I have an hour to find a place to live and a way to pay for it."
John asks Marlena, "So I get shrinked or you don't deal with me? That's blackmail." Marlena doesn't care.
John reminds her he just saved her life, "I'm sorry if I was too macho for you when I did that. Just because I'm not some new age metrosexual navel gazer doesn't mean I'm self destructive."
Marlena thinks she made the classic egocentric therapist mistake. She thinks her being in his life enabled him, "You need help. Unless you get it you're out of my life." John vows never to get help.
The medical team runs around Nicole's room screaming and working. The doc says, "We have to stabilize Nicole in order to save the baby."
A stewardess offers EJ a drink, He declines and tells her he's just happy he finished his business early and is headed home to surprise his family. After talking with EJ, the stewardess walks away, grabs her tummy and shrieks, "OMG! I think I'm pregnant!"
Nicole's machines continue to beep. The docs work. Panic sets in, "If we can't stop the contractions she'll lose the baby!" The doc walks up to Brady, "I suggest you get in touch with the father." Nicole wails and begs them to save the baby.
The brat is sorry Nick has a headache. He scolds her for feeling sorry for a mad dog killer like he is. "I loved you once," says Chelsea.
"Not for long," says Nick. He thinks it works better with girls before they get to know him. Chelsea thinks he cares a little too much. Nick thinks going to prison is a good thing for him. He'll go away and won't be able to hurt anyone. Maggie comes in.
Melanie sits at the complimentary computer the hotel evidently has in every room. She surfs the Internet looking for a job, "Hmmm... Titan enterprises. They think big. Just like me. I think big too, only without the thinking part. "
Nicole is better. Things have settled down. The doc says she can help by relaxing and staying calm. Nicole follows his advice for about five seconds and then her machines go berserk. Nicole follows suit and goes berserk herself.
Marlena tells John she has agonized over this. She suggests Dr. Kenneth Taylor, one of her thesis advisors, "He won't be able to help you, but you will be able to write a killer thesis. " John says he will think about it. Marlena says she has sent Dr. Taylor his files, "Until you talk to him I won't have anything to do with you. Here's his card. The ball is yours. I hope you can handle it better than the Kansas City Chiefs' offense.
"A paralyzed quadriplegic could handle a ball better than that," says John.
Nick tells Maggie, "Melanie doesn't have any friends. She doesn't have any family. She doesn't have any money."
Chelsea drones, "She has Max."
Nick sys, "Great. If she ever needs a beer or wants to have her floors mopped, she's home free. But you don't know the things that he said about her. She can't trust him." Nick knows he scared Melanie. He begs Maggie to let Melanie stay with her. Maggie sobs.
Nicole screams for EJ. The nurse goes outside and tells Brady. Brady says he's trying to call EJ right now, "How's it going with Nicole?"
"Things are bad," says the nurse.
"I wasn't talking about the acting," says Brady.
Brady and the nurse run back into Nicole's room. Nicole screams, "The contractions! The baby! I can't stop it." She can't stop the screaming and blubbering either.
John is indignant, "Haven't you just crossed some kind of line handing out my files without speaking with me?"
Marlena rants, "You're trying to deflect things by turning this into an ethical discussion. Nothing disgusts any doctor in Salem more than ethics. You have two choices: You may take the card and leave or you may leave. It's over now." Maggie arrives. She begs Marlena to help her with Nick.
Chelsea knows Nick feels guilty. "If I didn't feel guilty," says Nick, "I'd be a sociopath. Instead I'm just a plain old serial killer. I will never love anyone else. I can't change things. I don't care about what happens to me. It's how Melanie feels about me that's important."
"She hates your guts," says Chelsea.
"True," says Nick, "But she hates me in that cute, little adorable quirky way she has."
Melanie sees Phillip reading the paper but can't see his face. She somehow figures out he's a from Titan or something, "Hello I am Melanie Layton and I am the answer to all..." Phillip lowers the paper and looks at her. Melanie's voice trails off, "...your prayers."
"We'll see about that," says Phillip.
EJ arrives home and Mary tells him Nicole never came home.
Meanwhile, back in Nicole's hospital room... Contracting... Machine beeping... Whimpering...
Marlena tells Maggie John was just leaving. He scoots into the kitchen, "I'll make some coffee and clean my gun."
Maggie is scared Nick will do something to himself. Marlena tries to reassure her. She says she will give Mickey the names of some good psychiatrists who can help Nick, "Obviously, my name won't be on the list. I said I'd give him a list of good psychiatrists. " She thinks Maggie should get help also.
Maggie asks if Marlena thinks it's a good idea for Melanie to stay with her, "I don't like her."
"Hmmm," says Marlena, "Maybe you don't need help after all."
Marlena suggests Maggie tell Melanie she can stay temporarily.
"Dang, " says Maggie, "That's brilliant. How do you come up with this stuff? No wonder you get paid $250 per hour. I admire your clear head."
"It should be clear," says Marlena, "Most vacuums are." Maggie leaves.
Suddenly there is a huge explosion in the kitchen. John staggers out, "Oops... I got the coffee grounds and the gunpowder mixed up again."
Melanie can't believe Phillip owns Titan, has money and still works. Phillip is impressed by her resume. He gets a sarcastic look on his face. One of his faces, anyway, "Look at this. You graduated cum laude from the Sorbonne."
"Let's skip the zingers," says Melanie. She starts to leave but Phillip tells her he hopes things get better for her.
"Then put your money where your mouth is," says Melanie, "and give me a job."
"I can't do that," says Phillip.
EJ calls and leaves a message for Nicole, "Where are you?"
The nurse walks up to Nicole and hands her a perfect little girl. If you're buying this I have a bridge...
Outside, the doc gives Brady the terrible news, "Nicole is fine but the baby is didn't make it."
Poor Nicole stirs, looks up at the nurse and smiles, "Thank you for saving my baby."
Nick thinks this can never be fixed. He says he didn't mean to scare Melanie. He just wanted to make her happy, "Then in the room... I saw myself as she saw me... I saw an animal." He tells Chelsea if she needs to take care of someone, she should take care of her grandma, "She's not a totally lost cause." He tells her to go.
Chelsea looks over at the guard, "Can I give him a hug?"
Nick immediately says no. We have an uncomfortable moment of silence and then Nick says, "If I stand up, my pants will fall down. They took my belt."
Melanie rants because Phillip is being condescending. She starts to stomp out. Maggie stops her and says she can stay with them, "There is one condition..."
EJ calls the cabins and says he's looking for a guest who was there earlier.
The doc punts the job of telling Nicole over to Brady, "It was a baby girl." The doc leaves.
"How am I gonna do this," asks Brady. He goes into Nicole's room.
Nicole is chipper, "Brady, I had the baby then I fell asleep. I was dreaming. The baby hasn't been born, has she? She's still OK isn't she? Why isn't the doctor in here?"
Brady delivers the bad news, "The baby didn't make it. I'm sorry." Tears, tears, tears.
Maggie tells Melanie Mickey will be handling the case, so there could be a conflict of interest, on the other hand, Nick's room will be vacant for a long time... probably about 25 years to life. She says she's only offering the room temporarily, so Melanie will have to look for another place to live. Melanie thinks they think she is the one who led Nick astray. Maggie tells her to stay away from Nick and gives her the key. Melanie thanks her. Maggie leaves.
Chelsea comes into the pub. Melanie bellows, "Well, the hits just keep on comin' don't they?" Chelsea wants to talk about Nick.
The woman on the phone tells EJ Nicole left a couple hours ago with a young man. Confused EJ thanks her. The woman hangs up, grabs her tummy and shrieks, "OMG! I think I'm pregnant!"
Nicole zones. Brady tells her it was a girl. Nicole says she would have done anything for the baby but all she could do was just lie there and she couldn't stop things. Brady is sooooo sorry. The nurse comes in with pills and tells Nicole there shouldn't be any problem with another pregnancy. She leaves.
Nicole wails, "She doesn't know this is a miracle baby. Miracles don't happen twice." Tears.
Marlena says she can't stand by and watch John have something horrible happen in his life. John says he'll see Dr. Taylor but not at the hospital and will only see him one time.
"This is not speed dating, John," she says, "If you're using this as a stall tactic then we're back to square one. And you're out of my life."
"You've disowned me more times in this episode than Lucas has disowned Kate in his life," says John.
Chelsea tells Melanie she is the only thing Nick thinks about. Melanie rants. She doesn't give a damn about how he feels, "And look what you did to him. You're like the training wheels to his craziness. You act like I'm the one who did everything to him... like he was sweet and sane until he met megabitch Melanie."
"He took a bullet for you," says Chelsea.
Melanie starts to leave but can't resist a parting shot, "You and everyone else in this hell hole make me sick. And you! You killed your brother!"
"Stephanie was right," says Chelsea, "You don't have the capability of thinking of anyone but yourself."
Nicole wonders what she will do. Her phone rings. She checks the caller-ID and sees it's EJ. EJ wanders and waits. We fade to a shot of Nicole clutching her phone next to a shot of EJ biting his nails.
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