Days of our Lives
begins as it is wont to do at the Brady Pub. As usual, Bo (Peter Reckell
) and Hope (Kristian Alfonso
) are forgoing their actual offices at the police department and doing their work at the pub. Chelsea (Rachel Melvin
) shows up and asks to talk to Hope in private.
Kate (Lauren Koslow
) is getting ready to be released from the hospital, and she's still hell-bent on avoiding Dr. Jonas at all cost. Daniel is working out at the gym on the elliptical machine and chatting with Philip (Jay Kenneth Johnson
Sami (Alison Sweeney
) searches the DiMera mansion for boxes because EJ (James Scott
) is moving out. "Like hell I am," he tells her and Lucas (Bryan Dattilo
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EJ doesn't want to move out, but Sami is confused. EJ says that he spoke to John (who is the owner of the house) who wants EJ to say. Lucas says that if he had the chance to leave, he would in a second, and leaves the room. EJ is annoyed that Sami continues to ignore the fact that they made love. EJ says that if he goes anywhere, he's taking Johnny with him. They argue about Lucas, and then Sami earnestly begs him to give her a chance to work things out with Lucas.
Lucas gets his little ankle monitor device thingie and shuts off the monitor to escape the compound for a spell.
Philip and Daniel continue their guy-talk about the women in their lives. Philip divulges his past about Chloe and this other woman.
At the pub, Chloe (Nadia Bjorlin
) gives Morgan the stink-eye from across the room. She huffs by, and Morgan asks her what her problem is.
Lucas sneaks over to Chloe's apartment to tell her that John thinks that Philip was responsible for setting the fire. He says that he knows that Paul Hollingsworth is actually the one who set the fire and he doesn't want to let his brother take the rap for it. Chloe recognizes him as Morgan's dad. Lucas can't report Paul to the police, though, because he is ostensibly under house arrest. He wants Chloe to do the reporting for him. He promises to coach her and tell her everything he saw. Chloe agrees to the plan, and she has a scheming mischievous look in her eyes.
Hope and Chelsea go off to talk, and Caroline (Peggy McCay
) comes by to chat with Bo. Bo wants to know what's going on with Max, but Caroline can't say what it is, since he told Caroline in confidence last week on Days of our Lives
that he found his bio dad. Bo is happy that Hope and Chelsea are having a step-mother/daughter heart-to-heart, and tells Caroline that he's planning a surprise for Hope and asks her to help plan it.
Chelsea asks Hope if she can borrow her earrings for a date tonight. Hope is pleased to hear that she has a date, but Chelsea wants to keep it a secret from Bo. Hope isn't too keen on keeping secrets from Bo. Chelsea tells her that her date is with Daniel, and Hope gets the concerned look on her face about the age difference. Hope wants to know who asked whom. She reluctantly promises not to tell Bo about the date, under the condition that if there is a second date, Chelsea must tell Bo.
At the hospital, Kate's nurse is like the 27 thousandth person to give her crap about refusing Daniel's care. She calls up Lucas, who is whispering. Why did he even answer his phone if he's up to no good? She calls Philip to ask him to pick her up from the hospital. Philip invites her to recuperate at the mansion, and Kate is reluctant. She agrees, but for just a few days. She was also not thrilled to hear that Philip is kicking it with Daniel, bro-style. Later on, Daniel goes to Kate's room to take one final look at her. He wants a favor of Kate: he wants them to try to get along for Chelsea's sake.
Outside the pub, John (Drake Hogestyn
) ominously tells someone on the phone that Paul Hollingsworth won't say a word. He goes inside the pub, and Morgan unleashes his fury for corrupting her father. Bo and Hope want to bring Paul in for questioning, but Morgan says that he left town last night. Chelsea goes over to the hospital to help Kate home and interrupts her conversation with Daniel. Daniel and Chelsea surreptitiously grin at each other in anticipation of their hot date tonight. Kate wants to have dinner with Chelsea tonight, but Chelsea says that she has a date.
Next on Days of our Lives
: Max doesn't want to have anything do do with his bio dad, Nicole is afraid that EJ doesn't want to have anything to do with her, Lucas coaches Chloe.
-Debbie Chang, BuddyTV Staff Writer
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