Dressing The Devil Up To Look Like Santa Claus
Inside, EJ and Sami stare at each other. Sami flashes back to splattering EJ's
Nathan paces at the pier and leaves a message for Stephanie, "Think I screwed up pretty bad."
Stephanie walks up behind him, "Me too. I screwed up everything. Wah-blubber-sob-honk-wah." Nathan hugs her.
Kayla is with Daniel. He's confused, "Why would you come here to talk to me instead of Chloe?"
"Who wants to talk to Clhoe, asks Kayla.
Carly and Chloe are together. The novelty of knowing Chloe is a back alley whore has worn off with Carly, and now Carly wants to know whom Chloe was a back alley whore with. Unfortunately, the list is too long, so they concentrate on her most recent, not to mention productive, escapade. Carly asks if the horndog was Nathan. Chloe suggests they sit down, "We need to deal with this right now."
Lexie stands with a clipboard. Rafe walks up, "Test results on EJ?" Lexie says that's what she's looking at. "Is he gonna make it, asks Rafe.
"I don't know," says Lexie, "There's a whole bunch of medical jargon in this report."
Sami asks if EJ is happy to see her. "Of course," says EJ, "I love you. You're my wife." The blood drains from Sami's face.
Chloe tells Carly how much her cooperation has meant to her. Carly says she knows it was the right choice. Chloe says she's grateful Carly has never pushed for the identity of the man. Well, be grateful no mo' ho. Carly says, "Who that man was is important. To my curiosity."
Lexie cries and says it's a miracle EJ has recovered. She turns to Rafe, "Or is that bad news for you?"
Rafe says he doesn't want EJ to die unless it's a really painful death, "And what does that mean for Sami and her kids?"
EJ says when he gets out of there he's going to take Sami on a honeymoon and get her some shooting lessons.
Phillip and Melanie get back to Maggie's house complaining about the dreadful job of house hunting. "Oh, well," says Melanie, "Nothing's perfect."
"We are," says Phillip. He moves in for a kiss.
Stephanie bawls. Nathan hangs on only because there's not much you can do to stop a runaway train. Stephanie flashes back to her switcheroo conversation with Kayla. She huffs, puffs and tells Nathan she and Kayla had a fight, "She's disappointed in me."
"I know that feeling, says Nathan.
Daniel and Kayla agree each other deserves the best. Unfortunately, Daniel got Chloe instead and Kayla got Stephanie. They also talk about Carly being Melanie's mom. "You don't like that, asks Daniel.
"It's Melanie I don't like," says Kayla, "No matter who her mom is."
Carly says she took Chloe's word that the guy is no one special. Of course he's not special, he's Phillip.
Sami asks EJ how much he remembers about what happened. He says he remembers exchanging vows. His machines beep and EJ goes into a raging fit, "Who did this to me?"
Phillip and Melanie are in bed. Melanie asks, "Does it get any better than this?"
Only if I'm with Clhoe or there are internet cameras around," says Phillip. He gets a message and discovers its about a house two blocks from Maggie's place. Melanie looks at the picture on his phone, decides it's perfect and dives in for a celebration.
Nathan says, "I know. Your mom's upset because I'm living with her little girl."
"That's not it," says Stephanie, "She realizes you're not the first guy to help yourself to the Stephanie buffet. It's hard to explain, but this is just something between me and Mom. I need to find her and clear things up."
Nathan stutters, "If you need me..."
"I always need you even if I don't deserve you," says Miss Self-Esteem 2010.
"You are the best thing that's ever happened to me," says Nathan, "But I'm still hoping my life will improve." Nathan offers to talk to Kayla. Stephanie declines, kisses and leaves.
Kayla says Carly doesn't exactly make her feel warm and fuzzy inside since she broke up Bo's marriage. Daniel reminds her Carly gave him his daughter. Kayla, "That's my point," says Kayla, "Giving you Melanie was one of the lowest things anyone could do to you. But I know you'll be a great dad."
"Twice over," says Daniel, "Chloe's pregnant." Kayla stares.
Chloe shows Carly the permit she just got to hold their wedding in the park. She says if the mystery guy were important she wouldn't be marrying Daniel out in the open for all the world to see. She says she doesn't want to look back, and asks Carly to help with that.
Lexie has given EJ a sedative. He starts to remove his wires and Lexie stops him. EJ says he wants Sami in there.
Outside, Sami tells Rafe what happened in EJ's room. Rafe asks, "What are you going to do?"
Sami blows her top, "I'm not going in there and pretending that I am married to EJ."
Lexie comes out of EJ's room, "Sami, you have to.... if you want to keep him alive."
Melanie thinks this is great and decides to cancel coffee with her mom. Phillip tells her not to cancel the meeting.
Chloe says thinking about what she did is the worst thing for both of them. All she wants is for her and Daniel to be happy and she knows Carly wants that too.
Daniel asks if Kayla has a problem with Chloe. Kayla says she knows Daniel is in love with her. They talk about some incident that happened when Daniel first worked with Carly. "Daniel chuckles, "Yeah, I read that chart and thought it said 'amputation' instead of 'appendicitis.' I thought it was really funny and so does that guy out there with one arm." Kayla contemplates the way hospitals make errors.
Lexie says EJ can't get agitated. Sami says she doesn't want to go along with everything EJ says, "So you're saying a spike in his blood pressure could cause a setback."
"Yes," says Lexie.
"Spike away, says Rafe. He says he doesn't see why Sami has to pretend. Lexie says telling EJ the truth right now is the same as murder.
"Telling the truth is always murder for me, says Sami. She goes back into EJ's room. Sami tells him not to think about being shot. EJ agrees and says he loves her. No answer. EJ asks her to stay there while he goes to sleep. He takes her hand and asks where her wedding ring is.
Sami knows, "I think I shoved it up your..."
Melanie comes into the pub and sees Nathan. She flashes back to his dream when she heard him say he loves her.
Carly and Chloe decide to drop things. Which means they continue to talk about it ad nausea.
Daniel gets a call and says he has to go to the hospital. He invites Kayla to the wedding. Kayla says if she's till in town she will be there. Daniel leaves.
Sami says she took her ring off when she was giving Sydney a bath. EJ asks when she was doing that, but Sami says she doesn't remember. EJ agrees it isn't important. He apologizes for putting her through this. He says he misses the kids and asks her to bring them in to see him.
Stephanie gets back to her apartment. Kayla asks if she's OK. Stephanie lies and says yes. Kayla says she wasn't mad at her, but was concerned. She says Daniel was just there but she didn't tell him about the tests, "We have to make sure someone actually changed the results."
Phillip is outside telling his agent to put in a bid, "Give them whatever they're asking, unless it's an arm and a leg. I'm running low on appendages." Chloe comes up, overhears and asks if they're buying a house. Phillip says yes, "It's in Maggie's neighborhood. We don't want too much privacy." Chloe tells him the wedding is next week and Phillip promises to be there, "Carly is still on board?"
"She's on board, but the ship is sinking, says Chloe.
"Does she know," asks Phillip, "Tell me she doesn't know."
Melanie tells Nathan about the house purchase, "It's close to Maggie." Nathan says he hopes things work out as Carly comes in. Nathan leaves. Carly senses something is wrong. "Is this a mother daughter thing," says Melanie, "Can you read my mind?"
"No," says Carly, "I don't read small books." Melanie tells her about Nathan's dream.
Sami tells them EJ wants to see the kids. Rafe booms, "Yeah, well, maybe he doesn't get everything he wants." Or maybe Rafe doesn't get everything he wants.
Sami says she is tired of hearing she has to do everything EJ wants or he will die, "Lexie, why don't you just give him a sedative." Unfortunately, that's a form of medication Lexie has never heard of.
"It gets worse," says Sami, "He noticed I wasn't wearing his ring. I threw them at him." Lexie says she'll call 'The Service' and have them look for the rings. She asks Sami to play along for a couple more days. Lexie leaves.
Sami turns to Rafe, "It's like a nightmare. It won't stop. Just like DOOL. Every time I pretend I'm married to him it's like I'm betraying you."
"It wouldn't be the first time you betrayed a guy, says Rafe. Sami says she doesn't have any choice but to bring the kids. They smooch and head to get the kids, if they can find them.
And... in an instant, they're back with the kids. They find Lexie. Sami puts on the newly found rings and heads back into EJ's room.
Kayla says hospitals make mistakes, "Especially Salem hospital. In fact it doesn't even think anything is a mistake unless the patient lives." So she figures how that might have happened at St. Mary's, and runs through that scenario, "Facts never change. Unless you write for DOOL. Computers change. There is no mystery... just a mistake that was fixed."
Stephanie concludes, "So Phillip isn't the father, Daniel is."
"Right," says Kayla, "So the best thing to do is not to say anything, which is advice we all wish you would follow no matter what the situation."
Melanie says what Nathan said was clear.
Carly asks, "How did that make you feel?"
"It made my heart jump a little bit," says Melanie, "but I'm married to Phillip. I don't love Nathan."
Carly asks, "Are you sure about that?"
Daniel finds Rafe. Rafe isn't exactly happy Daniel helped save EJ. Daniel reminds him, "A doctor's job is to save lives."
"Not at Salem Hospital," says Rafe, "But my job is to make sure a kidnapper gets what’s coming to him."
Sami and the kids are in EJ's room. Well, actually Sydney has cut out for her lion training session. EJ's happy he got to see her for a second, anyway. He shows Johnny the boo-boo on his head. Johnny asks when he's coming home. "Really soon," says EJ, "and we are going to be a family."
Melanie says she and Phillip are doing well and tells Carly about finding a house. She swears she's over Nathan. Carly says Nathan has issues and marrying Phillip was the right choice.
Chloe says Carly thinks she slept with Nathan, but she got Carly to back off, "If she finds out it was you, she'll grab hold and never let go."
"That's for sure," says Phillip, "She's a damn pit bull."
"I don't know about being a bull," says Chloe, "but she's certainly the pits. I didn't deny it was Nathan, but I didn't say it was him either. I thought about it and figured if I started ruling out guys she'd finally decide it's you and we'd be stuck."
"Amazing, says Phillip.
"What," asks Chloe, "That she thinks it's Nathan?"
"No," says Phillip, "That you thought about something."
"Trust me," says Chloe, "She's never gonna know that it was you." Translation: I wonder how Carly will react when she finds out it was Phillip.
Rafe says, "Anything is possible when you go to court with a DiMera. They're good at dressing the Devil up to look like Santa Claus."
Daniel asks, "How ugly are you willing to make this?"
"As ugly as a DOOL script in a backed up toilet," says Rafe, "See... I'm willing to do anything to protect Sami and her kids."
"Even shut up, asks Daniel.
"That's going a bit too far, says Rafe.
Sami prepares to leave. EJ asks Johnny, "Is it lonely in that big house without me?"
"No," chirps Johnny.
"Really," chuckles EJ, "Why is that?"
"Because we don't live there any more," says Johnny, "We live with Mommy and Rafe now."
The lead balloon that drops almost gives EJ another head injury.
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