Rafe comes into the pub as Sami makes arrangements to go pick up Grace. She says hi and he says they don't have anything to say to each other.
"You're right about that," grumbles Sami.
EJ finds Jeeves and asks where Nicole went. "She left rather in a hurry, sir," says Jeeves.
Nicole meets Mia in the seedy part of town and confronts her about telling Tony.
Stefano finds Tony packing. Tony tells him he's leaving permanently.
Chloe and Lucas stroll at the docks. Lucas gets all smoochie, "The smell of stagnant river water with oil floating on top really turns me on." He tells her he's glad they eloped but, horror or horrors, senses something is wrong. Chloe says, "Kate wanted us to get an annulment. I can't get that out of my mind."
"Don't worry about it," says Lucas, "If it's in your mind, it'll die of loneliness."
Daniel finds Kate at the hospital.
Tony says he won't stay there just to be dismissed and belittled. He says he realizes EJ is the heir-apparent so he's decided to move out. Stefano protests, "But you and Elvis are equal in my eyes."
"OMG," says Tony, "I had no idea you thought I was that big of an idiot." Tony starts to leave as Stefano forbids him to go. Tony soughs it off and walks out. Stefano tosses a suitcase across the room and then does a little heavy-breathing and chest clutching.
Nicole asks how Mia could be so cruel. Mia says she came back because she felt lonely. She says it was a mistake to go to the mansion, but she wanted to see her baby, "Tony would not hurt an innocent little baby would he?"
"Tony would sell his own mother if he thought it would hurt EJ," says Nicole, "What you did will destroy my life."
Tony comes into the rumpus room to see EJ.
Since Sami and Rafe have already agreed they have nothing to say to each other, Sami decides it's time to talk. She chases after him and tells him she's going to get Grace. Rafe plays it cool, excuses himself and goes to make a call. As he does so, Abe comes up and finds Sami. Big reunion. Abe apologizes for not being able to get Rafe a position with the SPD. "Was he overqualified," asks Sami.
Abe glances over and sees Rafe tying his shoe, "If he can do that, he's overqualified. But you know, he thinks a great deal of you considering what he gave up to stay in Salem."
Phillip tells Brady about Victor disowning him. He says he will do whatever he has to in order to win this one.
Nicole grills Mia about what she said to Tony. Mia says the info about the baby just came out and then she ran. Nicole says if EJ finds out he will throw her out on the street, "This is Tony we're talking about – he could strike at any minute."
"What good would it do if he went on strike," asks Mia, "they already fired him."
EJ asks Tony if he's staying for the wedding. Tony mocks him about thinking only of himself, "Ah, the wedding. Things could change... will change, little brother." Tony gives him his evil laugh.
EJ wonders what's up, "Is something wrong?"
Tony says, "There is something definitely wrong and I think it's time you found out about it. Your fly is open."
Chloe tells Lucas something has changed, "All of a sudden it's like Kate thinks I'm not good enough for you. She's acting all fake."
Lucas is indignant, "Did you just call my mother a phony?" He rants about that and then calms down, "OK. We're cool. Stop worrying so much." Lucas decides something is wrong with Chloe and says he wants to take her to the hospital to have her checked out.
Abe tells Sami about Rafe turning down the NYPD position. He gets a call. Sami rushes after Rafe and catches him outside. She tells him she found out what he did for her, "I guess we're not that different after all."
"No we're not," says Rafe, "except there are a lot less tears when I do stupid things."
Stefano interrupts and tells Tony he's not going anywhere, "If you disobey I will cut you off without a penny." Tony reminds Stefano he has businesses all around the world and doesn't need any of Stefano's stinkin' old pennies, "And not only that, I have a new project worth billions. It's the Alternative Fuels Project, the one you threw away." Stefano forbids him to have anything to do with the project. Tony tells him to shove it.
Kate tells Daniel she was totally wrong. Consider it forgotten says Daniel. Kate forgets it for five seconds and then brings it up again. She tells Daniel how happy Chloe and Lucas were after the ceremony, "Apologies are never easy but you made this quite easy. But you always do the right thing." Daniel gives her an aw shucks as Kate raves about his medical skill. She says she can't believe he knew about that new drug that saved her life, "What was it again?"
Daniel tells her, "Leukosystine."
Brady tells Phillip they can make this right. Phillip tells him to forget it. Brady says, "If you're thinking of stealing the plans from Tony, I've already tried that and it didn't work."
"Maybe it would work if someone with half a brain tried it," says Phillip, "What I'd like to know is why you tried it."
Tony tells EJ he's about to get the surprise of his life.
"I don't know about that," says EJ, "There have been a lot of surprises in the twelve years I've been around. But I'll tell you this: the Alternative Fuels Project will never see the light of day."
Stefano steps in and suggests they be reasonable, "We are family. We must work together. I love you both."
Tony snorts, "You have no use for me and I have no use for you or your latest protégé."
Stefano gets nasty, "You are dead to me."
"That's OK," says Tony, "People come back from the dead on this show all the time." Stefano leaves.
Kate thanks Daniel for being so understanding. Daniel leaves and a nurse walks up to Kate. They make small talk and Kate brings the conversation around to the experimental drug Daniel used on her, "Dr. Jonas told me the drug can't even be detected in a blood test."
"That's right ," says the nurse, "It can be very deadly." She shows Kate a cabinet behind them. Above the cabinet is a blinking neon sign that says, "DEADLY DRUGS KEPT IN THIS UNLOCKED CABINET."
Brady tells Phillip he wanted the blueprints and tried to get them but it was a bust. He suggests they work together. Phillip says he doesn't need anyone's help. He stomps out. Out in the foyer he makes a call, "Is it ready? Do it. Do it now!"
Tony and EJ argue. Tony tells him he's blind. He gets a call and says an associate is coming in from Scotland and their conversation has to wait. He decides he's going to let EJ twist in the wind until he can round up the whole family and have an audience for the big reveal. Tony leaves. EJ stares.
Mia says she understands what Nicole wants her to do. When Tony drops the bomb and Mia will come and tell them Mr. DiMera is lying. Nicole coaches her to be convincing. They practice Mia's big speech. Mia apologizes for doing this to Nicole.
A gal in the audience stands up and shouts, "What about what you're doing to us?"
Nicole worries that EJ will never let go of this.
Rafe wants to know who told Sami. Sami wants to know why Rafe would do something like that. She speculates that he wants to stay in Salem to "help" her, "But I know you care... You DO care, right?"
Rafe consults the Guy Manual, "When in doubt, kiss her." Rafe moves in and plants a big one on her.
"I'm sure Daniel will volunteer for that job," says Kate. Lucas also drops the bomb about Victor firing Phillip.
Sami and Rafe continue. They finally come up for air, but not for long. Sami revs things up again.
Lucas says he'll go get Will and then come back to pick Chloe up. Lucas scoots. Of course, Daniel bumps into her. She thanks him for backing off. "I'm happy if you're happy," says Daniel, "Are you happy."
EJ calls Nicole and tells her Tony is up to something, "Tony and Arna are apparently moving to New York. He wants a family gathering to make some kind of horrible announcement. If you bump into him give him a wide berth."
"In case you haven't noticed," says Nicole, "I can't give birth to anything." Nicole plays like the call breaks up. She turns to Mia and says she won't let Tony get away with this, and then runs off.
Brady confronts Victor about firing Phillip. As they argue, Kate storms into the room, "What in God's name is wrong with you? How could you hurt our son like this?"
Sami... Rafe... need to get a room... "We are still completely different says Rafe. You do stuff off the wall."
"I can't help it," says Sami, "You do to."
"I don't, actually," says Rafe, "I usually incorporate logic. Maybe it's a guy thing."
"Not for the guys in this town," says Sami. They sit down on a bench – it's not a park bench, because there is only one of those in town – and go back to groping each other. Sami says she figures this is where the lecture about bringing Grace home comes. Rafe soft pedals it but says now the DiMeras will be watching her. Sami says she has to go get Grace right now. She starts to leave but Rafe says he'll go with her.
Kate lectures. Victor scowls. "I despise you," shouts Kate, "You are out of my life!"
Down in the audience, a vendor walks through the aisles selling scorecards so viewers can keep track of who has disowned whom.
Kate leaves and Brady picks up where she left off, "Phillip is out there planning to do something destructive."
Tony wanders by the pier looking for "Mac." Instead, Phillip walks up, "Mac is still on the plane."
Tony gasps, "You sent that text message."
"Some of my geeks are really good," says Phillip, "They can't figure out how to prevent sabotage on my computer system but they can figure out how to send text messages." Phillip wants to continue their conversation.
"You can beg all you want," says Tony, "but you're not getting those Alternative Fuels Project blueprints."
"I'm not going to beg," says Phillip, "In fact I'm not even asking."
Chloe tells Daniel she's just there for a quick checkup. "I'll rush you in right ahead of that guy over there who's skull is split open," says Daniel. She assures Daniel she'll be fine. As Chloe leaves, we pan to the dreaded medicine cabinet.
Sami and Rafe are in with Grace. Rafe picks her up and HOLY COW! IT'S JABBA THE BABY! Grace has gained about 40 pounds. Rafe hands her to Sami who nearly collapses under the weight, "Wow, kid, we've got to get you on the biggest loser – stat."
EJ tells Stefano Tony went to meet somebody. He says Tony wants a family gathering. Stefano says he doesn't care if he ever sees Tony again. EJ thinks there is more to this, "There's something I don't understand."
"I'd be surprised if there were anything you did understand," says Stefano.
Phillip demands the blueprints. Tony refuses and starts to leave. Nicole watches as Phillip attacks.
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