03 April 2009 -
Stefano advises EJ on what to do next.
Stefano returns home from a business trip and finds Nicole’s luggage in the foyer. He walks into the living room and asks EJ what is going on, and his son explains that Nicole has deceived them for months and their marriage is over! EJ further explains Nicole’s lies and how Emily is not their daughter, but another woman’s. Stefano admits he’s been suspicious of Nicole for some time now, and it all began after she returned from that clinic after having pains that were supposedly normal. EJ goes on to tell Stefano how Emily’s biological family has returned to claim her, but EJ can’t think of losing the daughter he’s called his own since birth. Stefano urges EJ not to give up, reminding him that the DiMera name will be helpful. When EJ points out that Vicky and Ryan have the upper hand because of biology, Stefano suggests that EJ wait to deal with Nicole until after they’re secured Emily’s guardianship. EJ needs to paint the picture of a perfect family. Once everything is done and Emily is placed in the DiMera care, then EJ and Stefano will deal with Nicole.
Upstairs, Nicole is an emotional mess and continues packing her things. Everything becomes too much for her and she crashes onto the bed, crying into the sheets. Nicole makes a call to Brady and tells him that everything is out in the open and her life is over. Nicole explains how Vicky and Ryan came to Salem wanting Emily and now EJ knows the truth and wants Nicole out of his life. Nicole worries that she and Emily will have nowhere to stay, prompting Brady to invite them to stay with him in the loft. Nicole accepts the invitation and heads across the hall to gather Emily. Later, Nicole brings Emily downstairs to leave the mansion, and is shocked when EJ emerges and instructs Mary to take Emily back to the nursery and the other servants to take his wife things back to their bedroom. When he sees that their alone, EJ backs Nicole into the wall and informs her that she put them in a difficult position and he’s going to do what he needs to fix it and Nicole will cooperate or she’ll be sorry. Nicole thinks that EJ has changed his mind and is taking her back, but when he grabs her by the throat, she realizes that’s not the case. While Nicole gasps for air, EJ whispers in Nicole’s air that she will be his wife until they win custody of Emily. Afterwards, she will be dealt with.
Kayla calms a worried Bo and informs her little brother that Hope is fine, just a few scratches and bruises from the collision. Bo asks to see his wife, just as Nick and Chelsea arrive. Kayla takes the three of them inside to see Hope. Hope explains to everyone that her brakes wouldn’t work and she veered off the road in order to prevent a head on collision with another car. Steve arrives after investigating the accident and informs all that Hope’s car was tampered with and the brake line has been cut. Bo, Hope, Steve and Kayla are left to wonder who would cut Hope’s brake line and put her life in danger. Meanwhile, the mystery person breaks into Bo and Hope’s house once again and roams the living room. The person picks up Bo and Hope’s wedding picture and admires it for a while. Seconds later, the mystery person smashes the picture on the ground!
At the bus station, Jeremy overhears a breaking news piece on the television about Hope’s accident. Worried about his cousin, Jeremy rushes out of the bus station. Back at the hospital, Nick and Chelsea walks out of Hope’s room to give the four of them time to discuss the investigation. Chelsea is worried that someone is out to get Hope on top of the fact that they have Jeremy to worry about. Nick offers to head back to the motel and see if Jeremy returned, so that Chelsea can stay with her family. Chelsea thanks Nick and kisses him goodbye. Later, Chelsea is outside on the phone with Shawn, telling him that Hope is going to be fine. After she ends her phone call, Chelsea heads back to the hospital’s main entrance when she’s grabbed from behind and pulled into an alley!