Your Arrogant Self
Nicole plays with Sydney in the rumpus room. EJ strolls in and says Johnny had a rough night. Nicole reminds him she'd do anything to be with Sydney. EJ says Sydney has an appointment with an eye doctor for a precaution and asks her to take Sydney there. Nicole agrees and EJ says he'll meet her at the hospital, but then she remembers Chloe's baby's christening is this morning. EJ gets nasty and says he'll get Mary to take her instead.
Daniel walks in with Parker. Chloe tells him her faith is really important to her. It really meant something both times she actually went to church.
Stephanie and Caroline talk about Stephanie and Nathan moving to Baltimore. Caroline tells Stephanie she did the right thing by clamming up. Anytime Stephanie clams up it's the right thing.
Nathan pops up to the nurses' station and Maxine wishes him luck on his new adventure. She leaves and Melanie comes up and asks, "What are you going to do in Baltimore?"
Phillip comes into the Kiriakis den and Victor says he wants to talk to him about being Parker's godfather. Phillip says he knows the responsibilities, but Victor adds to his laundry list, "You may have to step in and be his father. Are you ready for that?"
Stephanie reiterates she won't tell. "Your mom is halfway across the world and no one will know now," says Caroline. Stephanie turns to leave. Caroline smiles.
Kayla calls Patch from the Salem airport saying she can't wait to surprise the family.
Godmother Carly comes in. Daniel smells something and goes to change the diapers. He decides to change Parker's while he's at it. Carly encourages Chloe to keep her chin up since Daniel is Parker's father.
Nathan tells Melanie he and Stephanie are flying out today to find an apartment. "I'll miss your arrogant self," says Melanie.
"I'll miss your big fat mouth," says Nathan. They hug as Stephanie watches.
Nicole tells EJ Chloe is her only friend. EJ says Sydney has to be Nicole's first priority. "Fine, your majesty, I will cancel with Chloe," says Nicole, "Nothing is more important to me than Sydney." She takes Sydney and heads out.
Rafe says he figured out what Sami was up to when she left church. He says he's not mad, "EJ is being a tool."
"Well," says Sami, "He certainly has the IQ of a garden tool, especially now that he only has half a brain." Sami laments the fact she didn't get to be with her kids on Christmas Eve, and the fact that Nicole was there, "Johnny is recovering and I can't (say it with her) be there for him. I couldn't get through it without you either. I have to take Allie to the hospital for her appointment." Rafe says there is nothing to worry about. He'd go but he has to meet with Roman about Bo and Hope. They smooch and Rafe tells her to stay out of trouble. "What possibly could go wrong," asks Sami. Translation: "What could possibly go right?"
Victor tells Phillip about his adventures being Daniel's godfather. He urges Phillip to think about his responsibilities. Phillip assures him he'll be fine. Victor says the lecture's over. Phillip tells him he hopes he's as good a godfather as Victor has been. Maggie walks in.
Stephanie joins Nathan and Melanie. Melanie wishes them well and says she has to go to the christening. Stephanie asks if all is well with Daniel and Chloe. Melanie says she didn't blab, "Why would I want to ruin all they have?"
"Because you're you."
Stephanie and Nathan leave. Melanie stares.
Roman is with Caroline. She wonders why Bo would help Hope. Roman dunno. Rafe comes in and tells them Sami's under stress. Caroline says, "Johnny needs his mother."
"He needs an eye worse," says Roman.
"The next time EJ comes in I'm lacing his chowdah with rat poison," says Caroline.
"How is that different from your old recipe," asks Roman.
Rafe tells them about Sami sneaking over to the DiMera mansion to see her kids. They can't believe how pathetic that is.
Sami and Allie bustle into the waiting area to find Nicole and Sydney.
Maggie says Chez Rouge is catering a reception at the Kiriakis mansion for the christening and she's there to check things out. She invites Phillip to move back in to her place. Victor offers to move in instead. Phillip leaves. They both commiserate about the crappy Christmas they just had. Maggie asks if Vivian served her famous fruitcake.
"When Vivian is around there is no need for additional fruitcake," says Victor. She asks about Vivian living there with all of them. Victor wonders if living alone is dull for Maggie. Maggie sidesteps and asks if Victor can do anything about Bo and Hope.
Chloe gets off the phone and says Nicole can't make the christening. Daniel wonders if that's a bad thing.
Kayla peers into the pub and walks in.
Allie goes to say hi to Sydney. Nicole tells Sami Sydney is there to get her eyes examined. With any luck, Sami and Nicole are there to get their heads examined.
Nicole refuses to let Sami hold Sydney. She stomps off and Allie wants to know why. Sami tells her it's complicated. Of course to Sami a light switch is complicated.
Melanie and Phillip arrive at Daniel and Chloe's. Daniel gives Phillip a knowing nod and shakes his head. Phillip assures Carly Victor has his men on the case and nothing will happen to Bo and Hope.
"And," says Melanie, "I am (say it with her) here for you."
Stephanie and Nathan are back at the pier to take one last look at the bodies floating by. Stephanie tells him her home is wherever he is and Melanie isn't.
Roman says he doesn't trust the state cops. Kayla bops in. "What happened to Bo and Hope," asks Kayla.
Caroline gasps, "Kayla! What are you doing here?"
Chloe announces she can't get Parker into his gown. Parker screams from the bedroom, "I ain' wearin' no dress!" Melanie and Carly rush in to help. Phillip tells Daniel about Victor's godfather lecture, "I'm gonna (say it with him) be there for Parker." Daniel says Phillip needs to remember his generosity was a one-time offer.
"I understand," says Phillip, "The next time I fool around, I'll be more careful."
The girls walk out. Melanie says to Daniel, "When Parker grows up, you're not allowed to tell Parker he went to his first christening in drag." She hands Parker to Phillip.
Everyone welcomes Kayla. Roman gives her the newspaper so Kayla can read all about Bo and Hope. He says he's taken a leave of absence and Rookie Rafe is acting commander.
Lexie and EJ come into an exam room. Lexie tells him to stop worrying. EJ worries. Lexie asks, "How's Johnny doing?"
"Not as bad off as me," says EJ, "I'm blind in one eye and can't see out of the other." Lexie wonders if there's some hanky panky going on with Nicole at the DiMera mansion.
Sami asks Maxine for a new patient questionnaire. Maxine gives it to her. Nicole walks up and says they took Sydney for a scan. Sami gets gnarly about Sydney going through it without her mom. They argue, "If you hadn’t shot EJ I wouldn't be the only mother your kids have," says Nicole. She tells Sami she's living with EJ again.
Clhoe wheels Parker into the sanctuary. Father Matt wonders if Chloe has told Daniel about the "problem with Phillip."
Chloe asks, "If I'm not in a state of Grace does that mean you won't baptize my child?"
Rafe and Roman start to head back to work. Kayla says she's glad Roman and Caroline are on good terms. Roman wonders why they wouldn't be. Caroline has a stroke and Roman leaves. Caroline tells Kayla about Stephanie and Nathan leaving and suggests Kayla call Stephanie. Kayla wants to talk to Caroline first. For the first time in a long time, Caroline isn't in a talking mood.
EJ says there is nothing going on between Nicole and him. He says Nicole paid for what she did and is good with Sydney, "Sami is not part of the equation. I make the decisions for my children."
Sami says Nicole made a fool out of EJ and he wouldn't take her back. Nicole says they aren't together in that way. Nicole starts talking about caring about Johnny and Sydney. Sami tells her to shut her mouth, "Or I will shut it for you."
The audience chants, "CAT-FIGHT! CAT-FIGHT!"
Stephanie and Nathan languish in bed. Nathan says, "I'll spend all the Days Of Our Lives making you happy."
Father Matt says, "It's not Parker's fault his mom is a damn 'ho, so of course I'll baptize him." He leaves to go to the hospital. As he goes, Clhoe tells him she'll wait for him. The crowd walks in and Chloe says Father Matt will be back.
Caroline keeps changing the subject. Kayla wants to know how everyone reacted when they found out Phillip was the father.
Roman is surreptitiously on the case. "I just want to (say it with him) be there for Bo and Hope," he says, "And I can't believe Sami finally married someone I like." He leaves. Rafe checks his phone and wonders if it's a good thing he hasn't heard from Sami.
Nicole says she's in Sydney's life thanks to Sami. Sami says soon Nicole will be on the outside looking in with EJ. Nicole insinuates Rafe will get tired of Sami. Sami snorts, "I ain' takin' no stuff from a porn star!"
Nicole counters by wondering how Johnny and Sydney will take it when they figure out Sami shot their dad. That does it...
It's a rolling, screaming, hair-pulling, knock-down-drag-out catfight! The girls bounce across the room gouging, biting and girl-slapping each other as EJ comes up and soaks it all in. "All we need," thinks EJ, "is a little mud and a couple of bikinis."
Kayla says to Caroline, "You didn't tell anyone you switched the paternity tests."
Phillip says, "Time to get this show on the road, Parker."
EJ tells Stefano, "She's going to self-destruct."
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