Dumped Like Nuclear Waste
Chloe walks across the room and somehow manages not to topple over. Daniel says he has to work. Chloe says she dreads the party because she had to invite Nicole, "I don't want a scene."
"It's a baby shower," says Daniel, "How bad can it be?" Why do I get the felling we'll find out? "When I get home we will have a shower of our own." Nicole walks in.
Arianna is in the hospital room with EJ. She massages his arm and says she went to the cops to see if they had any idea about who did this. Will watches from the side entrance.
Kate fixes Stefano's potentially spiked drink as he tells her he has news about Will and she might need a drink too.
Stephanie and Nathan maul each other on the couch. The phone rings and Stephanie decides not to get it. Nathan thinks it might be Ian, but she tells him the Ian thing is all over.
We pan up from Chloe's boobs. It's a long pan. Nicole arrives and says Stefano has dropped the idea she shot EJ, so the guards have been canceled and she's moving back to her place. But she's going to the shower, and thinks she has the greatest gift. Daniel exits. Chloe asks if Nicole is still sad. Nicole says being there and scared of the DiMeras kept her from thinking of the mess she made with Brady. Now she's moving to a life without Brady and doesn't know what she will do. Make someone else miserable, perhaps?
Stefano says he thinks the person who shot Elvis couldn't be Will, "Cause fore celebration, yes?" He chugs his drink. Kate hacks.
Stephanie and Nathan cavort. A knock at the door stops the festivities. Stephanie answers the door to find...
Nathan cringes and dresses.
Chloe... Nicole... girl talk. Cheating talk. "I made one mistake with Brady," says Nicole, "and I was dumped like nuclear waste. Guys with ethics and morals can break your heart."
"Apparently guys without morals and ethics can do that to," says Chloe, "because there are a lot of broken hearts in Salem."
Melanie and Brady talk about Nicole as Carly arrives. Apparently, Melanie asked her to meet them there.
Carly and Brady talk about Izzy. Inside, Vivian rants as she listens, "The two of you make me want to hurl exchanging Isabella remembrances when one of you locked me in here and the other killed Lawrence."
Brady says he's happy for Melanie and Carly, "You fought back and didn't let Vivian beat you."
Arianna says the cops don't have any idea who shot EJ. She also says she will always remember how EJ defended her. She vows to find out who did this to him. Will stares.
Stefano wonders why Kate isn't drinking. She says she's glad Will is innocent and glad also that Stefano agrees with her. She toasts and slugs slugs down her liquor. Stefano thinks they should talk about what's going on between them.
Carly tells Brady and Melanie about the email she got from Vivian. Brady says he thinks Vivian is gone for good and they can forget her.
Inside, Vivian screams, "NOOOOOOOOOOOO!"
Daniel comes into a room at the hospital and finds Ian, "Mr. Burnett... I'm Dr. Jonas."
Ian does a double take, "Dr Daniel Jonas? Daniel 'The Groper' Jonas? "
Daniel asks, "Have we met? Don't worry... I haven't groped a male patient yet."
"I saw your name in the paper," says Ian. Ian is there because he wiped out on his motorcycle and turned his arm into ground sausage. He flashes back to talking about Daniel with Stephanie. As Daniel starts to leave Ian calls him back and says he actually heard about him from Stephanie.
Kayla says, "Your dad didn't come because he said this is a woman thing. I told him he was wrong, since it's a woman - adolescent who refuses to grow up thing. She says she brought L'il Joe and also says Adrienne is the one who called to have her come home.
Nicole says she has to go get her gift. Chloe asks her to pick up more soda. Chloe goes to lay down. There is a knock at the door. Nicole opens it and gets mooned. Well, sorta. It's the first baby shower moon-cake in history. Standing behind it is Melanie. The two of them immediately start squabbling about Arianna and other things. That is, Melanie and Nicole squabble, not the cake. Nicole huffs out. Melanie says to herself, "Chloe... find a new best friend because the one you have now is a bitch."
Stefano says he has to be able to trust Kate. Backacha from Kate. Stefano asks what Kate would have done if Stefano had hurt Will. Kate says she would have done anything to protect him, "We are together because we are alike."
Stefano says, "I've been wondering if you think of me as a ruthless barbarian."
"No," says Kate, "I've been thinking of you as a ruthless barbarian with money. I married you because I think of you as a man of strength and passion. And because of you bribed me. But I think of that less and less now."
"So do I," says Stefano, "You have been my partner every day since we were married. I don't want that to end and I don't want to hurt you or cause you pain. Kate says she feels the same way." They seal it with a smooch.
Ian tells Daniel he went to college with Stephanie and she mentioned Daniel, "She's great but has a boyfriend. I will always (say it with him) be there for her. No matter who is in her life."
So," says Daniel, "I hear you're good at breaking into computers."
"Yes I am," says proud Ian.
Nathan gets a call and, much to his great relief, has to leave. Kayla tells Stephanie, "You may have him fooled, but not me. What's going on?"
Maggie arrives at Chloe's party. Carly is already there and we have girlsqueals all around. Don't worry, the high-pitched squealing won't hurt your ears, but you may want to have your dog leave the room.
Nicole is at the Cheatin' Heart on the phone griping about the gift she got for Chloe not being engraved yet, "I don't want it now. You can eat it for all I care." Brady comes in. Nicole joins him. Brady gets up to leave but Nicole stops him and says she misses him.
"What are you doing," asks Brady.
"I blew it, OK," whines Nicole, "I did those things because I was desperate. I'm not trying to get you to give me another chance, but haven't you done something crazy because you couldn't stand the way things were?" Brady flashes back to Vivian's insarcophagucation, "Yeah, I have."
Will comes in to see EJ, "I hear you said my mom's name. Does that mean you are waking up and if it does, what is that gonna mean to my mom?"
Arianna arrives. Maxine and others have already joined the party. They want to get started but Chloe announces Nicole isn't there. Arianna nearly faints, "I can't be in the same room with her. In fact you are the only person who can stand her."
"I guess I am," whines Chloe, "She's going through a hard time, but could you please welcome her." Big stares all around.
Brady chuckles, "It just hit me... all those times you and grandad were telling me Arianna wasn't good for me, it was me who wasn't good for her."
Nicole protests, "That's not true, but I'm not good enough for you. I'll try if you give me a chance."
Brady says, "I don't think I can trust you."
"I get that."
"If you need proof of that," says Brady, "I'm going to leave right now without having a drink." He leaves. Nicole broods.
Stephanie thinks Kayla should have called first and Stephanie could have told her Adrienne was overreacting. Kayla wants to know about the "mysterious guy" who has been hanging around.
The "mysterious guy" is having his arm bandaged. Daniel finishes up and goes to get his prescription pad at the nurses' station. Ian eyes Daniel's phone. I guess that makes it an eye-Phone.
Meanwhile, back at estrogen central, the girls are all talking about labor and how tough it is. Clhoe gets a worried look and Carly decides it's time to talk about something else, "A girl talking about labor is as hard to stop as a man giving directions."
Which, by the way, according to the Guy Manual, is why men don't ask for directions. Men know if they ask another man for directions he'll come up with the most complicated route possible and make your head swim with its description. Men also know if you ask a guy for directions and he doesn't know how to get there, he'll tell you anyway. Finally, if men want to ask a woman for directions, they'll just set their GPS to a female voice mode, and won't follow those directions just to show the b*tch who's boss. Now you know one of the great secrets of the universe — why men won't ask for directions.
Arianna apologizes about her reaction to Nicole. Chloe says Nicole is out buying soda, "But she's certainly taking her sweet time about it."
Nicole sits alone at the bar and downs another martini, "Garcon! Un autre s'il vous plait. I don't know how to say keep 'em coming in French but keep 'em coming." She calls again and gets no response, "Hmmm... maybe I alienated him." Ya think? "You're good at that, Nicole. World class. I know what I'll do... I'll call me a cab and go to a shaby bower..."
Stefano serves Kate a drink. Kate wants to know why Stefano figured Will didn't do it. He says he trusts her. Kate says she figures he has proof. Stefano says he gave the drawer to his DNA guy, "Will never touched that drawer. So are you gonna ask me who did?"
Kayla asks, "So you're not worried about Melanie and Nathan any more?"
Nathan comes in and finds Ian who continues to stare at Daniel's iPhone.
Melanie announces the clucksters will be playing truth or dare, "The questions will be based on Chloe's life. Question 1, how many partners do you have to cheat on or drive to drugs before you're considered a slut? "
"Next question, who here has never been to an opera?"
Arianna pipes up, "I went to a production of Der Slutermouse once, but it didn't count as an opera because Chloe was singing."
Nicole pops in, "Awwwww... you schtarted the party wishout me, whazza matta wit you?"
Vivian rants, "When I get out of here I'll get rid of Melanie and Carly in the most horrible way possible."
Brady asks, "Don't you mean if you get out of there?"
Stefano says his fingerprints, Kate's and Elvis' were on the drawer, but Will's were not, "However, Samantha's were."
Kate makes excuses, "She lived in the house and she has an alibi."
"Rafe would say anything to protect her," says Stefano.
Will says, "I've been thinking."
"I haven't," says EJ, "A huge hole in your brain hinders the thinking process."
"I have watched my mom go through hell because of you," says Will, "I don't want her to pay for protecting her children. I want you to pay. There is nothing left for you. You are done. Stop fighting. It would be best for everyone if you died."
Nathan says every time he turns around Ian is there. Daniel comes in with the prescription and finds his phone. Nathan leaves. Ian growls, "He just came in here to bug me."
"Here's a bitter pill," says Daniel, "Leave him and his girlfriend alone."
Stephanie says she's happy as she walks into the next room. Kayla doesn't buy it, "You've got trouble."
Brady tells Vivian he went into a bar today, "And I didn't order a drink. Keepin' you in there is the best therapy I've ever had."
Nicole staggers around the party tossing insults. Melanie tells her to keep it down.
Nicole slurs, "Don't worry... I won't tell anyone you are a cheap little..." Carly ushers her out. Nicole works her way out of Carly's grasp and starts it all up again.
Chloe tells her to tone it down, "I want you to go."
"OK," says Nicole, "We won't talk about what you did to Daniel. What he doesn't know won't hurt him."
Melanie turns to Nicole, "What did you just say?"
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