Days of our Lives: August 22 Live Thoughts
Days of our Lives: August 22 Live Thoughts
Today on Days of our Lives, Stefano (Joseph Mascolo) has reestablished himself in his mansion.  Rolf is there as well, begging and scraping to please his erstwhile master.

At the hospital, John (Drake Hogestyn) looks in on Marlena as Lexie checks her vitals.  Lexie sees that Marlena's brain activity spiked, and she must be regaining consciousness.

EJ (James Scott) and Tony (Thaao Penghlis) are still hanging out together in the stairwell at the hospital, talking about Stefano.  Tony thinks that the two of them have to take on John Black to protect their birthright.  Tony wants to reinstate dignity and respect to the DiMera name, but EJ is reluctant because John has been good to him.  Tony wants to use the DiMera power for good.  He sounds very idealistic, then leaves to go find Anna.  EJ is only alone for a moment because Nicole joins him.  She ruefully blames him for going back to Sami, even though he was supposed to be with Nicole.  EJ quietly tells her that he does have feelings for her, but the situation with Sami is complicated.  Nicole wants him out of her life.

Rolf insists to Stefano that he has remained loyal to him even during his comatose days.  Stefano gives him some very important papers to keep safe while he goes underground.  Stefano wants Rolf to come with him, and Rolf gets a look of hesitancy on his face.  Stefano wants Rolf to disassemble the lab and move it to another location, but Rolf informs him that John destroyed it.  Stefano decides to raise up a whole new generation of DiMeras, more powerful and invincible than ever.  The vendetta will live on.

Lexie (Renee Jones) tells Sami (Alison Sweeney) and John that Kayla synthesized an antidote to snap Marlena out of her paralysis but wasn't able to inject her with it.  Someone did inject her, though, and it may have saved her life.  Sami notices the pain on John's face and observes that he loves Marlena.  John hesitates and says he doesn't understand love very well, but his concern for "Blondie" has increased since Stefano targeted her.

Sami and EJ go home to the DiMera mansion.  EJ notices something amiss: the chess piece that Stefano broke earlier during his conversation with Rolf is missing.  EJ gets suspicious, but he doesn't tell Sami anything about it.  Eventually, she notices the broken chess piece herself.  The broken chess piece is the queen, and Sami knows that Stefano has been in there.  (He used to call Marlena his "queen of the night.")  Sami wants to get themselves and the kids out of this house now.  EJ doesn't want his father to drive him out of his own home.  He doesn't want to run.

Tony finds out from Kayla, Steve and Roman that Stefano kidnapped baby Joey.  Tony gets visibly upset over this news.

John stands over Marlena's bed, praying to God and the devil for Marlena to get better.  Lexie comes back and says that her test results came out with good news.  Marlena is able to open her eyes now.  Wow, that was fast.  John tells her that he thinks they should work on saving their marriage.

Lucas (Bryan Dattilo) blows off Chloe (Nadia Bjorlin) for some reason, so Chloe and Nicole go off together to lick their relationship wounds together over coffee.  The reason why he blew her off was to go to the DiMera mansion to get his daughter from Sami.  He wants to take baby Ali and go away.

Next on Days of our Lives: Stephanie and Max are still in jail, Trent continues to terrorize Nicole.

-Debbie Chang, BuddyTV Staff Writer
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