The Woman Hates Me And She's Nuts
Hope is at the cop-shop. Justin finds her. Hope worries how it would have affected Ciara if she had lost her daddy, "She would never get over that." Justin vows to find whomever did this.
Baker reads the headline, "MURDER ATTEMPT MADE ON POLICE COMMISSIONER."
He flashes back to his argument with Hope, "The woman hates me and she's nuts... so why can't I get her out of my mind?" Perhaps Hope isn't the only one who is nuts.
EJ is on the phone with Nicole. Nicole is coy and makes him guess what she wants. EJ gets cranky. Nicole stops playing games and says she wants cash.
Rafe decodes, "These are numbers." Look out, bad guys, the FBI has Rafe Hernandez, the guy who can figure out that numbers are... uh... numbers. "They may represent locations," says Sherlock, "Whatever this is, it must be seriously incriminating. It's all over EJ. Thanks to Nicole I gotcha."
Rafe's compadre walks into the office and Rafe tells him he thinks it's a locker number. He says he thinks Nicole is blackmailing EJ. The guy asks, "When you save Sami from EJ, then what?"
"We'll just have to see," says Rafe. Sami interrupts as she bustles in with hyperactive Johnny wearing the FBI jacket. Rafe's partner sees the jacket and says he hates to do it, but reports Rafe for unauthorized use of FBI materials.
EJ warns Nicole, "The first rule of a good hand is not to overplay it. I can ruin things for you and Brady just as easily as you can ruin things for Samantha and me." Nicole insists she isn't scared of him.
Carly blocks Bo from leaving. He reminds her he has a personal physician at home, "So let's go home and play doctor." Carly stops him. Victor walks in, "Hell has frozen over. For once Carly and I agree on something. You can't go home."
Justin says he cares about Hope and wants her to lean on him. Among other things. Hope worries, "I just can't figure out who would want to do something so evil to that two-timing, cheating ratfink Bo."
Sami wonders if she's interrupted and should leave. Rafe says it's always good to see Sami and Johnny. Sami says Johnny is there because he wants to take a picture of the fingerprint machine to show and tell. That's fine with Rafe, "But I think he should just take the machine itself. It only weighs 40 pounds and Johnny can handle that." Johnny bends his arm and makes a muscle. "Look at those guns," says Rafe. We pan in on a headshot of Rafe — his muscle.
Brady is with Maggie in her kitchen. Mags warns him that according to his body the drug they slipped him was a relapse. Brady understands. Maggie says they also need to talk about Nicole.
EJ answers the door to find Nicole. She says this is his last chance. EJ reminds her, "I want something from you and you want something from me and I have something on you and you have something on me. Things should work out."
Victor asks for a word alone with Bo. Carly leaves and Victor asks if there is a Lawrence Alamain connection with this. Bo says there isn't. Victor threatens, "Whoever did this will be sorry he was ever born."
Hope continues to fret. And snivel. And whine. Justin steps up for support, "I'm here because I want to (say it with him) be here for you. I will help in any way possible." Hope thinks that's sweet, but says what she needs is time and space. Justin doesn't get it, "I thought you wanted us to spend more time together."
"What gave you that impression," asks Hope.
Justin reminds her, "The kiss."
Brady wonders why Nicole is an issue. Maggie says she has proven how far she will go to snare him. She begs him not to let Nicole fool him, "But you're too smart to fall for her tricks, right?"
Nicole fixes herself a drink in the rumpus room. EJ recaps what they both want and what they have on each other. He says they really have no power over each other. Nicole thinks that isn't true because he can't really prove she framed Arianna, "So fork over the money."
"I will," says EJ, "One time. But if those tapes ever turn up, I'll kill you."
"You're such a buzz kill," mocks Nicole, "Don't fret big boy it's all under control."
Sami and Rafe are together in his office as Johnny is off watching G-Men rubber hose suspects in the interrogation room. Sami wants to talk. Rafe brushes her off. Dejected Sami asks, "You mean you don't have two minutes for a friend?"
"I'm busy," says Rafe, "Busy doing this for you."
"No, the other you," says Rafe, "You have 127 personalities. Pick one and I'll do it for her."
EJ and Nicole come out into the foyer and Nicole hears Sydney crying. She wonders if anyone will get her. EJ says Mary is up there and Sydney stops crying. Nicole is shaken. EJ asks, "You still miss her, don't you?"
Nicole whines, "If there is one thing I am sure about it's that I love my... Sydney with all my heart."
"I don't doubt it," says EJ, "But it can't be a lot of love since you don't have a heart."
Nicole asks, "But you don't? That was all an act?" EJ shows her by going upstairs to take care of his daughter. Nicole leaves.
Sami wonders why Rafe is throwing her out. He insists he isn't. Sami doesn't understand. She reminds him he said he wants a relationship with her kids. He says he does, but doesn't think EJ wants him hanging around, "You gotta make a choice. You can't have it both ways." Sami stomps out.
Hope stammers around and reminds Justin they kissed because they were covering up what they were up to in the Kiriakis mansion. Justin says he isn't talking about that kiss, "It was just the other night." Hope says she has been honest with him from the beginning and may never be ready to move on. She leaves. Justin stares.
Carly and Bo arrive at Bo
Maggie says she hopes Brady doesn't still trust Nicole. He says no. She asks if Brady loves Nicole. He says no, "But I believe she is trying to become a better person."
"She certainly couldn't become a worse one," says Maggie. She tosses warnings about Nicole.
Brady says he gets it. His phone rings. Brady looks at the caller-ID, "I have to get this. I'll just tell... this person... to call back."
"Yeah," snorts Maggie, "That person."
Brady walks away and takes the call from Nicole, "I can't talk right now."
Sami and Johnny arrive at the DiMera mansion. Johnny is being nasty. He wants to continue wearing his FBI jacket. Sami tells him it's too warm there in the air conditioning after he's had it on outside in the 95° heat. EJ comes in. After a few false starts with EJ telling Johnny 'yes' and Sami telling him 'no,' EJ lays down the law, "If Mommy says 'no' it means 'no.' Take it from me. She's told me 'no' a thousand times."
Johnny tantrumizes, "SHE ALWAYS SAYS NO! SHE'S MEAN!" He runs off EJ chases.
Hope is back at Bo
Bo says his head hurts. Carly gives him a back rub to relax him. She suggests he lie down. Bo stretches out on the couch. Carly suggests some relaxation techniques she knows. Hope walks in as Bo and Carly the Geisha technique away. Stares.
Brady suggests lunch and says he will call. He gets off the phone. Maggie sneers, "Let me guess... Nicole."
Brady asks, "Can we stop talking about her? Or, better yet, can you mind your own business?"
"No," says the town busybody, "Because I care about you. I need to give you some advice. You've been acting strange. You're being evasive. You have trouble looking me in the eye. It's not the Brady I know. Am I off base?"
A knock interrupts. Victor shows up. He says he's there to tell her Bo has been sprung from the hospital. She reminds him he could have called. "That's true," says Victor. He sees Brady, "Oh, I didn't know you had company."
Nicole and Baker talk on the phone. He says he's leaving town and wants money. Nicole says she would give it to him if she was sure he was never coming back, "Chew on this, Dick. I could end your life and no one would care. Keep lying low or lie on the ground... Dick."
Johnny runs up and apologizes to Sami. They make up and Johnny runs off to play. Sami wonders how EJ the miracle child worker accomplished that. EJ says it was nothing. He reassures Sami, "You're a wonderful mother. In your case, the more time you spend away from your kids, the better mother you are. With your track record of pawning them off on babysitters, you'll probably be Mother-of-the-Year."
Hope says she was just following up on Bo's case and didn't realize he would be home so soon. Bo tells her they thought being there would help him remember some things.
Brady leaves. Victor says he thinks he interrupted, "I should have been the one to leave."
Maggie grits her teeth, "Yes!"
"Tell me how you rally feel," says Vic.
"I'm worried about him," whines Maggie. Victor says Brady is lucky to have her in his life. Maggie thinks she blew it this time.
Nicole computes. She looks at her bank account, "OHHH-MYYY-GOD! I'm rich!"
Rafe is in a dingy locker room. He inserts a key into a locker. That's one of the things I love about this show. It lets us, the viewers, use our imagination. Like in this case, we get to imagine how Rafe came up with the key that fits the locker.
Bo says Hope should stay. Carly goes through the relaxation techniques — the ones she can do in front of Hope, anyway, "Place your hand on your chest and the other hand on your abdomen. Now, breathe... Slowly tense the muscles in your right foot. Now release the tension and focus on the tension flowing away."
"Gosh," says Bo, "My foot feels a lot better."
"Now," says Carly, "Think of a pleasurable memory."
Bo flashes back to being on the Fancy Face with Hope sailing around the world. Bo... Hope... The wind... The ocean... And the God-awful mullet.
Carly asks, "Did you take yourself back to that place?"
"And was Hope part of the picture?"
"Then you can stay there, you creep."
Maggie doesn't want Victor putting her on a pedestal. "That's where you belong," says Victor.
"And you belong somewhere else," she scolds, "You don't recall what I told you? About not coming over here?"
"No," says smarty-pants, "I don't remember at all."
"I guess I'll have to say it again," says Maggie, "You are a married man and not supposed to come here. Go home. To your lovely wife." Victor asks for a barf bag.
Rafe finds the locker empty. He slams the door and bangs his head into it. I hope he didn't hurt the locker. "Nicole you are one step ahead, but I'll get you. And you too EJ."
Sami thanks EJ for his compliments. EJ can't believe she has a hard time accepting compliments and knowing she is amazing. She says she's doing nothing more than taking care of her kids and paying the babysitters. She says she's had a tough day. EJ asks if she wants to talk about it. He wonders if Johnny said something that upset her. What doesn't upset her?
Sami whines, "Johnny said he wanted to talk to the judge and tell him that he loves his daddy more than his mommy..." EJ stifles laughter. Sami says, "And I don't know why you are smiling."
"He told me the exact opposite," chuckles EJ, "He said he hates his mommy more than he hates his daddy."
Sami doesn't believe it. EJ swears it happened. Sami concludes that Johnny is confused. Like mother like son. Heck, like parents like son. EJ says, "I suppose this joint custody thing isn't all it's cracked up to be. I suppose if we were married..."
Sami's eyes twinkle, "What? What did you say?"
EJ consults the Guy Manual. He looks at the section entitled, "How to back out gracefully if you have slipped up and said the dreaded M-Word."
Carly asks, "Where are you?"
Bo drones, "On the Fancy Face ready to sail around the world. With Hope."
Carly continues, "Be very careful how you answer the next few questions. Remember, I know how to handle a butcher knife. What do you see?"
"Nothing but blue," says Bo, "It's peaceful. Beautiful."
"How does that make you feel," asks Carly.
"The pain is gone. The memory of the Fancy Face and Hope made the pain go away."
"Excuse me while I get that butcher knife," says Carly.
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