"You're thinking," says Melanie, "That's what's wrong."
Daniel and Carly are together in the waiting room. She reports Bo is sleeping and is fine. She wonders why Daniel came to see her last night, "Something is making you unhappy."
Daniel stammers, "The reason is... It's all gone to hell with Chloe."
Nicole reads her diary... "01 06 1X FE 9B." OMG! Such language on a family show!
Rafe reads the same stuff, "I'll figure this out... today!"
Brady shows up at Nicole's dingy hovel.
Rafe studies the diary, "So Nicole is using code." The man is an investigative genius.
Arianna interrupts, "Is this a bad time."
"Yeah," says Rafe, "it is. Unless you own a Jack Bauer decoder ring."
Kate reads Madeline's obituary. Stefano lectures her for reading it over and over. Kate says she's just thinking about what Chad is going through. Stefano agrees it's tragic, "We barely know the boy. But for us the effect of her death was a good one. POOF! No more threat!"
Kate flashes back to the birth certificate. Chad phones her, "We need to talk... in person... ASAP!"
Kate checks her calendar, "Hmmm... As soon as possible... for me that would be in about five years."
Rafe is playing the strong silent type. Arianna pries.
Daniel says Chloe doesn't want to marry him, "We're having a kid and she's hesitating."
"That can't be it," says Carly.
"What does that mean," says Daniel, "If you know what this is about tell me."
Chloe says she and Daniel got into a fight and starts to go. Phillip suggests she might like to talk about it. Melanie decides to go check on Bo and leaves. Right... like she wouldn't want to stick around and hear what that's all about. Chloe comes in and tells Phillip things are getting messy because they don't know who the father is, "Daniel thinks something is wrong and he thinks I'm stalling because I don't love him. If it weren't for wrecking your life I would have come clean by now." OMG! The woman's a saint! "I don't think we can keep this a secret any more, Phillip."
"Sure we can," says Phillip, "Everyone has forgotten I have an artificial leg."
Stefano smooches Kate and says he has to go. He tears up the obituary, "Now Madeline is in the past, too. We dodged a bullet, yes?"
Kate isn't sure. Stefano says his heart doesn't go out to people who try to ruin him. He says he's not responsible for Chad and has no compassion for him or his buffoon of a father. Kate agrees to be just as cold and callous as Stefano. He isn't sure she's sincere, "It's time that you learn how the DiMeras deal with their enemies. We don't coddle them, we don't cry for them, we obliterate them." He leaves.
Rafe says this is classified FBI business and he can't tell her anything about what he's doing. Arianna reminds him he's bent the rules before, "This is about EJ, isn't it?"
Brady has a pot of flowers and gets cynical about the place Nicole is living in. They chat about her "cozy" place, then hug. Arianna asks if he really wants a fresh start. Brady asks, "Would I be here if I didn't?"
All this talk has made Nicole thirsty. She goes for a soda. Nosy ole Brady sees her diary and picks it up.
Carly insists Chloe loves Daniel. Daniel isn't sure. Carly gets a page and leaves. Daniel stares. It's scenes like that which keep us coming back to this show again and again.
Chloe and Phillip have apparently cooked something up. Chloe says she can't do that, "I can't add another lie to all this."
Phillip says if the baby is Daniel's things will work out, "This may feel wrong now but ultimately you'll know it's right. And if it doesn't work out, we'll do what we always do, romp our way to happiness. Just do what I said to do."
Kate answers the door to find Chad. She invites him in. Chad thanks her for reaching out right after Madeline died, especially with the way his father treated him, "You have been so kind to me."
Kate hopes he's not blaming himself for Madeline's death, "You merely caused her to fall. The concrete caused her death."
"Concrete doesn't kill people," says Chad, "People kill people. I am blaming myself for her death. I can't move on until I understand about her past."
Melanie arrives at the hospital and finds Carly. She says she's there to check on Bo. Carly gives her an update. Melanie says she just wants Carly to be happy. That means a lot to Carly. Melanie says Carly should be able to take that for granted since she's her mom, "How could I not care?"
"Because you aren't exactly the most caring person," says Carly, "Unless you are the one you're caring about."
Daniel gets back to his place. Chloe comes in and congratulates him for saving Bo's life. Daniel gives it an 'aw shucks.' Chloe says she's there to remind him how much she loves him and insists her wanting to wait to get married has nothing to do with not loving him, "I'll tell you why and you're not going to like it."
Arianna insists this is about EJ, "That's why you're acting weird."
"I'm not acting," says Rafe, "What if I can show you EJ is not the man you think he is?"
Nicole comes out and sees Brady with the diary. She rushes over and grabs it from him. Whew! Just in the Nic-ole of time. Wouldn't want him reading things like, "01 06 1X FE 9B."
Stefano is at the pub with Will. He's reading something in a folder and
"Same thing," says Stefano. Stefano says he knows Will is going to be a great asset to DiMera Enterprises. Will says he hasn't told his mom about his internship. He says he hates being secretive. Stefano says, Keeping secrets is sometimes a way to protect those we love."
Chad says , "I heard my mom was a 'working girl' — I guess that's a nice word for 'hooker.'"
Actually," says Kate, "It's a nice word for whore, prostitute, slut, tramp, streetwalker, play-for-pay girl..."
"I get the idea," says Chad, "I don't know if the truth will make me feel better but I'll be blunt. Your past isn't exactly a secret so I was hoping I could ask you if it's true."
Chloe says she's been an emotional wreck. Tell us something we don't know. She hates that, but can't fight it. She saw what the miscarriage did to Nicole and keeps being tortured by all the things that could go wrong with her own pregnancy, "I'm scared — really scared. I haven't told you because I thought you wouldn't understand and would try to talk me out of being worried."
So that's the big scheme Phillip drummed up for her?
"I shouldn't have let myself feel that way," says Daniel, "I was insecure and insensitive and dumber than a bait box full of dead worms."
"No," says Chloe, "You were confused, but you have to know how much I love you and want us to be a family. So can we please just wait a month?"
Okey-Dokes. "But I need something from you," says Daniel, "Always tell me what you are thinking."
"Usually I'm not," says Chloe. Hugs.
Brady wonders why Nicole is so upset. She says because it's her diary and it's private. Brady wants to know if he's in it. He grabs it and she grabs it back. Staredown.
Over at Salem elementary, little Susie has a diary. Little Johnny sees it and wonders if he's in it. Little Susie says it's her diary and it's private. Little Johnny grabs it. Little Susie grabs it back. Staredown.
Arianna says she knows EJ isn't perfect, "I haven't been living under a rock. Just in prison. He does have a heart you know... OK I get it. I'm in the minority because I don't think he's a monster."
"If you're thinking," says Rafe, "That's why you're in the minority."
Brady insists he was kidding. Nicole says, "I'm a little humor-challenged these days." Brady asks why. "I'm not sure," says Nicole, "Especially since you're such a good friend and have always (say it with her) been there for me."
Brady says he doesn't like the place She's living in and offers to help her find a better place. Nicole don' wan' no stinkin' help.
Daniel brings Chloe tea. She apologizes for not being totally honest before. That's just peachy with clueless Daniel. He tells her he has a meeting with Melanie and has to go. Chloe says she knows Daniel will love their baby just as much as he loves Melanie. Darn, I was hoping he'd love the kid. Daniel says about an hour ago he was a complete wreck, but now he gets it. He thanks her for making him see the truth and understand. He leaves. Chloe whines, "Daniel you still don't see the truth."
Kate says Madeline loved Chad and that's all he should be thinking about. She stops him from digging any more.
Nicole says she's investing in some things that might be a little risky. Brady wonders if this involves EJ. She assures him it's nothing illegal and invites him to go to lunch, "Your treat, of course, or else we dine on whatever wild berries we can find." He agrees to meet later and leaves.
Nicole rambles, "Oh Brady, I love you so much, but have to secure my future and then I'll be set."
Rafe says he has to get back to work. Arianna leaves. EJ chuckles, "Give EJ the benefit of the doubt. As if! There is not doubt." He computes. Suddenly he gasps, "What do we have here?" I have no idea, but I hope he hasn't stumbled on Prevuze. I wouldn't want to have to start writing it at a third-grade reading level.
Melanie gets back to Maggie's. Daniel shows up. He reminds her their father-daughter date is today. Phillip scoots. Maybe he remembered he has a father-daughter/son date with Chloe's fetus. Daniel tells Melanie he and Chloe talked and everything is better. He gives Melanie a box. She opens it to find a pair of diamond earrings. Daniel jokes, "I decided earrings would be better than a T-shirt that said '#1 Nurse." That's true. At least the earrings aren't a ridiculous lie. Melanie wants to talk about Chloe. Daniel says, "We don't need to. Now everything is fine. I was just being dense." Talk about dense...
Chloe is with Carly. She tells her what she told Daniel, "I bought another month."
Carly asks what's on all of our minds, "A DOOL month or a regular month?"
Chad wonders if he and Kate can talk again. "Anytime," says Kate. Chad turns to leave, opens the door and finds...
Phillip sits on the park bench, "Daniel, you bought another lie because of me. He flashes forward to arguing with Melanie about it...
She has a Mel-tdown, "You destroyed my life! And my father's!"
"We're done," screams Melanie.
Carly tells Chloe she has made arrangements for a paternity test, but to be cautious, they will do the test across town St. Mary's.
Daniel tells Melanie he has been asked to assist in a skin graft across town, "Would you like to come and assist — that will assure failure."
Of course Melanie wants to assist, "Where is it?"
It's at a hospital across town, "St. Mary's of the Holy Coincidence."
Kate says Chad stopped by to see if Will was there and she was just was offering her condolences to him. Chad leaves. Skeptical Stefano wonders why Chad would stop by to see Will especially since all the young'ns text these days. He suggests Kate stay clear of him. That's no problem for Kate.
Stefano warns, "We have to make Chad Woods go away. Understood?" He walks off. Kate sighs.
Nicole makes a call, "EJ it's me. We need to talk."
Rafe computes, "This is exactly what I'm looking for. Oh, Nicole, you are so busted."
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