The Energizer Frickin' Bunny
Melanie scoots in, "Of course you are." Hot kiss...
Dr. Dan comes up and Phillip wakes up and jumps out of his socks. Daniel asks, "Phillip, something wrong?"
"Yeah," says Phillip, "Your rotten timing."
Nick brings little lost puppy Melanie home. He tells her Maggie and Mickey are at a green restaurant convention.
Bo and Hope come back into the office with an orange jumpsuit for Nicole to wear.
Rafe is stunned, "This can't be happening... I'm the replacement." He makes a call as Sami chuckles.
Rafe and Sami rev up the obligatory and contrived sexual tension between them as Rafe calls for a transfer, "I didn't graduate at the top of my class to babysit a spoiled brat."
Nicole rants, "This thing is ten sizes too big!"
Hope is her usual compassionate and helpful self, "You'll grow into it."
Bo wants a reality check even though he wouldn't recognize reality if it bit him in the butt. EJ interrupts with a court order for a bail hearing and asks for a moment alone with Nicole. Bo and Hope leave. Nicole leaps into EJ's arms. EJ doesn't share her enthusiasm, "Listen to me. I'm gonna ask you a question. I want you to tell the father of your baby the truth. Did you do it? Did you kill Trent?"
She would probably answer him if he didn't have her in a choke hold.
Bo and Hope come back in announcing it's time for the instant-hearing. They haul Nicole out. EJ follows.
Phillip says he dozed off and had a nightmare. "Oh," says Daniel, "You mean you were dreaming about Melanie."
Phillip goes in to see Kate. Kate reminisces about when Phillip was a second grader and obsessed with dinosaurs. Kate then reminisces about when she was a second grader and had a couple of dinosaurs as pets. Phillip says he would give up everything just to be back in the first grade, "I really got to the point where I loved the first grade after repeating it five times. " Kate thinks she may not have much more time left. She goes all weepy and says she doesn't want to leave Phillip, but he has to accept that possibility. Phillip refuses.
Melanie says now that Max has turned his back on her, Nick is her only friend in Salem. She doesn't want him to read too much into their little arrangement, though. "I've decided never to play a guy again," she says as she plays him like a fiddle, "I think we should just be friends. I don't want romance or sex to get in the way."
Nick's balloon bursts, "Oh never. I'd never want that to get in the way." He runs for a cold shower.
Chelsea barges in. She takes one look at Melanie and her fangs spring out, "What are you doing here?"
Melanie is nonchalant, "I live here."
Chelsea is confused. Nick 'splains. He gets on her for walking in without knocking. Melanie joins in.
"There was a time I didn't need to knock," whines the brat.
"We don't live in those times any more," says Nick. He wonders why she came by. Chelsea says she wanted to talk to him about Kate. She starts to go and gives him the mail, which she just happened to pick up outside.
Nick finds a letter addressed to him. He opens it and reads, "OMG! OMG! No way!"
Rafe talks to his supervisor on the phone and agrees not to call again. He hangs up. Sami taunts, "You're stuck with me."
"No princess," says Rafe, "You're stuck with me."
A gal in the audience huffs, "Great. We're stuck with both of them."
EJ and Nicole arrive at the hearing. Nicole snorts, "I'm being dragged through the mud."
"Suck it up, dear," says EJ, "This is about defending your life."
Phillip smooches Kate and leaves. Daniel checks her out. Medically. He says she's responding well but got a high dose of chemo.
"So," says Kate, "the cure may kill me."
"Don't say that," says Daniel. Phillip listens as Kate tells Daniel she trusts him. She says he may never know how much that means to her.
Nick says his fuel project has the attention of a major funding group, "We could be looking at some serious money." Melanie wants a celebration. Suddenly all that sex and love stuff comes back into play. Nick thinks it's strange Trent is no longer involved. Melanie wants to be alone with him. Chelsea leaves to make a phone call.
Melanie cozies up, "So Mr. Nobel Prize, I'm so proud of you." Nick says he doesn't want to hurt her any further by bringing up her dad. She says talking about her dad won't bring a tear to her eye. Melanie gets closer and hugs him. Chelsea spies and rolls her eyes.
Judge Fitzpatrick gets things started. EJ requests the court release Nicole on her own recognizance. Bo jumps in, "I have something to say, your honor."
Chelsea listens as the party inside continues. Melanie reminds Nick legally she's entitled to some of what he makes but just wouldn't think of taking anything. "We are in this together," says Nick. Melanie just knows they will always be friends, "Maybe someday something more." Outside, Chelsea tosses her cookies.
Sami goes on about how tired she is and says she wants to go to bed. Rafe, however, drags out a large box full of mugshots and slams it on the table.
Bo says there is evidence linking Nicole to Trent's death. He runs through the litany of evidence and Nicole's priors. EJ objects. Fitz overrules, "I've come to a decision." That was quick. Hope's tea isn't even done steeping in front of her yet. Fitzpatrick decides Nicole goes to the slammer. EJ hugs Nicole as she falls apart.
Sami begs Rafe to stop the mugshot torture. Rafe tells her they have to keep it up. Sami gets sick and threatens to puke all over him. Rafe thinks something else is up. Unfortunately, it's not today's episode.
Daniel meets Phillip out in the hall. He says he overheard them and he thinks Daniel is a big part of giving Kate hope. He says he won't get involved after Kate gets well, "Just save her."
Chelsea listens as Melanie rambles on, "I think we have a karmic bond, Nick."
Chelsea looks 'karmic' up on her PDA" "A serendipitous link that develops quickly in the presence of money."
Nick and Melanie... closer... closer... mouths wide enough to form a stargate... Chelsea busts back in, "AHEM! Could I have a second alone with Nick?" Melanie leaves. Nick works his jaw back into its sockets.
"I heard all that," says Chelsea, "What are you doing besides making a huge mistake?" He gets on her for spying on them. Chelsea lectures, "You are a fool, Nick."
"Not any more," he insists, "I stopped dating you." Chelsea says Melanie only cares about the money. Nick asks, "Who the hell do you think you are, Chelsea?"
Chelsea asks, "Have you lost your mind?"
Nick shouts, "Get out!"
Melanie comes back in. Chelsea leaves and stews.
"Well," says Melanie, "She is not happy."
"No," says Nick, "And right now I don't care. Melanie tells him not to let it get to him."
Rafe asks, "What's going on?"
"Nothing, Sherlock," says Sami, "I get worn out after a while. What are you, the Energizer Frickin' Bunny?" Sami promises to look at the mugshots tomorrow if he will let her go now. Rafe agrees. He leaves to get ready for bed. Sami picks up a cell phone and contemplates it, but Rafe comes back. Sami says she was just wondering who his service provender was. Rafe sees through her scheme. He heads back into the bathroom.
Sami wonders, "How am I supposed to call my dad... PAY PHONE!" Sami dresses and rushes for the door.
Hope congratulates Bo for his brilliant performance in the courtroom, "You really got it right this time." Bo reminds her even a broken clock is right twice a day. But Mr. Police Genius has doubts, "I'm not 100% convinced she's guilty." Hope is 90% certain.
"Yeah," says Bo, "But what about the other 50%?"
Nicole stands in her cell and rants. EJ vows to get her out, "I'm not letting my child stay here."
Nicole goes into full-blown meltdown, "YOUR CHILD AND I ARE A PACKAGE DEAL! What are you going to do about ME ?"
Melanie announces that she is tired and decides to go to bed. She thanks Nick and leaves. Nick sighs. He discovers she has left her purse and starts to call her, but stops when he sees the note.
Daniel whispers. "We need you... Your kids... Chelsea... me... We need you Kate. You gotta fight this and beat it and come back to us. Come back to me."
Sami heads out the door, but nekkid Rafe barges out of the shower, "Don't even think about it." Sami snorts and storms back into the apartment.
The guard tells EJ his time is up. Nicole cries and begs him not to leave. She asks if she has lost his trust. EJ says he doesn't know what to think. He kisses her forehead and tells her to get some rest. As he leaves Nicole doubles over in pain. She vows she will be fine, and then asks herself, "What if you're not fine and you're stuck in here?" Suddenly, she gets an idea, "Oh, Nicole, you're brilliant. Oh yes!"
Chelsea finds Phillip and tells him she needs him to save Nick from Melanie.
Nick reads the note flashes back to the time when he wrote it. He stands by the counter and twiddles the note around with his fingers.
Coming tomorrow: Leslie and Deb's long anticipated report on meeting EJ! Prepare yourselves... There was actual touching involved, not to mention an appearance of the Evil EJ Smirk!
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