Our Days in Salem Episode #2 – Tuesday, June 26, 2007
Sami asks that Marlena not look at her like that, telling her old habits die hard. She noticed tension between Anna and her at the Pub last night. Marlena tells her that she’s imagining things. She and Anna were good friends before she left Salem. Sami finds it hard to imagine they remained so, between the long-distance and the way Sami terrorized Anna’s daughter. Marlena explains to Sami that Anna was never a very motherly type, informing her that even when Anna was in town, Marlena behaved as a motherly figure while married to their father, Roman. Sami’s not sure what to think of this, but Marlena tells her it’s time to stop stalling and to get her in with Dr. Jacobs now.
Back at the Brady Pub…
Kate stands in the doorway, closing the door slowly. “Well, I’m glad to know how you really feel.”
Lucas turns to Billie, outraged at the realization that she invited Kate to breakfast, too. He gets up, saying he needs to get to the hospital to see Sami. Kate stops him, making a snide remark about Sami always winding up in the hospital. Lucas asks her how the SEC is treating her and brushes past her.
Chelsea asks that they not talk about this right outside her bedroom, where Nick could overhear. This confirms Hope’s suspicions, and tells Chelsea that if she wants to talk, she knows where to find her. Chelsea wonders where she’s going. Hope tells her she’s got bigger little fish to fry before she goes off to fry some really big fish. Chelsea doesn’t get it. Hope asks if she’s noticed how Jeremy cavorts around the house. “Oh, I’ve noticed. I think it’s crazy that you let him stay here.” Hope insists that any Horton is welcome in her house. Chelsea says that sometimes family isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Hope smiles, and goes to find Jeremy, just as he arrives up the stairs. Chelsea excuses herself and Hope seizes opportunity.
Downstairs, Chelsea sees Stephanie on the couch. Not wanting to deal with another tirade against Nick, she attempts to slip past her in the kitchen and thinks she’s succeeded, until she hears the door linger behind her. She turns around and sees Stephanie has followed her. Stephanie tells her cousin that she heard she and Nick got pretty hot and heavy last night. Chelsea is mortified to learn that Jeremy saw them going at it on the couch. Stephanie tells her to get over it. It’s nothing to be embarrassed about, even if your partner is a scrawny computer nerd. Chelsea admits that nothing happened. “I knew it! I know exactly why, too.” Chelsea humors her and Stephanie says she thinks she’s got the hots for Jett Carver.
Marlena helps Sami get settled into her hospital garb and ready for the procedure. Dr. Jacobs comes in and assures her that her baby will be in very little danger. Sami’s still anxious, both to know who the father is and out of fear for what could go wrong. Marlena tells her daughter to relax as Dr. Jacobs preps her. Sami laughs, commenting how there’s so much she never did with Will. She remembers that Lucas didn’t either, because of her lies and convincing even herself that Austin was Will’s father. Marlena tells her that it’s all right. He’ll be here.
Sami takes a deep breath as Dr. Jacobs tells Marlena that she may want to see this. Sami clamors to see the screen, too. The image is distorted at first, but then Marlena gasps, saying a signature, “My goodness,” followed by, “Sami, you see what Dr. Jacobs is talking about. Look there. Right there. Tell me what you see.” Sami’s confused, but tells her mother that she sees two distinct shapes, wondering if that’s the head and a foot, or what. Marlena says no. She pulls out an old picture of her sonogram when she was carrying Sami and Eric to make Sami make the connection. She takes the picture. “I’m having twins?” The realization washes over in a bittersweet moment, as Lucas stands in the doorway, just overhearing what Sami has said.
Jeremy invites Hope into his room, so they can talk in private. She appreciates his kindness with a thick layer of sarcasm. She tells him that she probably didn’t make herself clear when she told him he could stay here. He’s heard the neighbors talking, and it seems like he’s not been faithful to Stephanie. Hope reminds him that this is Bo’s house, too, and that he’s Stephanie’s uncle. Jeremy claims they’re just having fun, but Hope isn’t biting. Hope tells him that while he can continue crashing here, he’s not to bring a girl here who isn’t Stephanie. As far as Stephanie as told anyone, they’re exclusive.
It’s Jeremy’s business if he sleeps around, but he won’t bring that drama into her house, nor will he play loud music when nobody is around. If she gets one phone call about disturbing the peace, she won’t stop Bo or Roman from pressing charges, since he’s an adult. “Oh come on, aunt Hope, it’s just a little fun. You were young once.” She warns him not to play cute with her. She’s not afraid to make long distance phone calls. Her house, her roof, her rules, and that means no ifs, ands or buts. “And one more thing. If I ever hear that you’ve been playing Stephanie for a fool, well- I can forget any male pig is family for a few minutes.”
Hope leaves Jeremy’s room and knocks on Chelsea’s. Nick is still inside. Nick wants Hope to know nothing happened, but she explains that Chelsea told her. She’s not here to scold him. She wants to give him a friendly warning. She knows how frustrating it must be that after everything with Willow, they just can’t get on with their lives, but he thinks that there’s more to Chelsea’s resistance than what she’s said. Nick figured as much. Hope says she knows nothing. It’s just a mother’s instinct. “Speaking of which, have you talked to your parents since you were cleared.” Nick shakes his head no, and Hope encourages him to do so. It might do him some good to pay a visit, if he can make the time.
Back downstairs, Stephanie pushes her agenda, telling her that Nick is not the kind of guy for her. Chelsea says she’s sorry she’s not into macho pigs like Jeremy. Stephanie rolls her eyes, and tells her that she and Jett would be perfect. Chelsea reminds her cousin that he’s engaged. Stephanie shrugs, saying that she’s far away from here in Dayton. Chelsea can’t believe what she’s suggesting. Stephanie wants Chelsea to just admit that what she had with Nick is over, and she just refuses to move on. Chelsea seems affected by this, as Stephanie walks away.
Bo walks in and Chelsea runs to him, thudding him with a hug. “Hey, Kid, what’s up? Talk to me?” She cries, just asking Bo to hold her. He does, doing his best to comfort her.
Billie looks at Kate apologetically, but she tells her daughter to save it. She knew it would be a waste of time. After all the times Lucas has told her that he’s out of his life, she knew he meant it this time. He’s been downright vicious about Mythic and the SEC, and he’s made no attempts to be in touch with her. She can’t blame him. Enough about her, she wants to know what’s new in her daughter’s life.
Billie reminds her mother that her life is Chelsea and since she cut herself out of it, she’s been at a bit of a loss. She wishes Chelsea had let her be there for her while she dealt with Nick’s run-in with the law. This catches Kate’s attention. Billie tells her about the hairbrush that was found at Bo and Hope’s after the fire, and how it was Chelsea’s and what Nick did. Kate thinks Chelsea should kick him to the curb, if he’s willing to risk an honest career like that for a crime she didn’t even commit. He obviously didn’t believe in her. Billie tells her to cut the guy some slack. Kate makes a biting remark about Billie defending him because he’s good in bed. “You know, Mom, if I were you, I wouldn’t be burning bridges right now, or I might join the club Lucas just started.”
Kate apologizes for being crude, but she just assumed. She tells Billie to continue. She goes on to tell her mother about Willow’s death and how the truth all came to light – but Roman opted to just believe Nick’s story and throw out state’s evidence. Kate is mortified!
-Roman refuses Anna
-Lucas is unsure that he can handle EJ being the father of Sami’s unborn twins
-Stefano confronts EJ about Anna’s intentions in Salem
-Maggie sheds some new light on Sami’s dilemma