Stephanie (Shelley Hennig
) comes home to what she thinks is an empty apartment. She takes a pregnancy test out of a bag. But Kayla (Mary Beth Evans
) is indeed home. Stephanie starts crying, and Kayla looks in the bag to find the pregnancy test. Kayla is all kinds of awesome as a mom.
Philip (Jay Kenneth Johnson
) is drinking alone in a bar when a slutty brunette hits on him.
Belle (Martha Madison
) finds that Hope (Kristian Alfonso
) has set up the site in which they will have the ceremony.
Sami (Alison Sweeney
) is angry when Lucas (Bryan Datillo) tells her that he sent Will to go back to Switzerland to live with Carrie and Austin without consulting her.
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Kayla asks Stephanie to talk to her. Stephanie reminds Kayla about that night she came home late, upset about Max, and she had made out with some boy. It went further than that, and she didn't use protection. Kayla stays calm and doesn't get judgmental.
Hope makes Belle some chamomile tea and asks her to talk. Belle assures her that she loves Shawn (Brandon Beemer
), but Hope wants to know if she loves him enough.
Sami confronts Lucas about letting Will go without saying goodbye to her. Lucas accuses Sami for being with EJ (James Scott
). Lucas complains that he is the only one at home these days, and he's the one who has to explain things to Will. Sami tearfully reads the letter that Will wrote before he left. It's a very dour, pessimistic letter that destroys Sami. She blows up at Lucas for not letting her kiss her son goodbye. Frankly, I'm glad Will is gone because that kid bugs me.
Max (Darin Brooks
) advises Philip to get over Belle and meet other women. Why is it everyone on Days of our Lives
has to pronounce "Kiriakis" all funny? They don't do that when they say "DiMera."
Hope tells Belle that she wants Belle to be absolutely sure that marrying Shawn is what she wants to do. If she's not ready, then Hope will help her bow out gracefully.
Steve (Stephen Nichols
) comes home and wants to get some lovin' from Kayla. But unfortunately, the pregnancy test box is on the couch, but he hasn't noticed it yet. Kayla comes out and tries to deflect attention away from Stephanie.
Morgan Hollingsworth shows Max the "Ford Decker is a date rapist" flyers that she plans to paper the campus with.
Hope assures Belle that she has an agenda; she just doesn't want Belle to do something that she's unsure about. Belle tearfully states that Shawn is the only one she wants is Shawn. Hope is glad to hear that, but then lets slip that Kayla knows about Belle's indiscretion as well. Belle wants to know who else Hope told too.
Steve wants to know what's wrong with Stephanie, but Kayla won't spill.
Morgan invites Max to have Thanksgiving dinner with her family because she's afraid that he'll be lonely on Thanksgiving. But Max reminds her that he's related to the whole town and has a wedding to attend to boot. Morgan is a little bit jealous that Max will be spending time with Stephanie.
Belle is furious that Hope told Kayla her secret, but Hope throws it back in her face.
While arguing, Lucas tells Sami that he wants custody of their daughter. Lucas has all the paperwork ready. He gives her an ultimatum: sign the papers and hand over the daughter, or come back and live with them.
Kayla lies to Steve that the pregnancy test isn't Stephanie's, it's hers.
Philip is getting belligerent and Max tries to cut him off.
Kayla tells Steve that she was a little late this month, but her pregnancy test turned out negative. Steve asks Kayla if she's disappointed in the result. He says that if a baby is what she wants, then he's okay with it.
Max taunts Philip for having so much money, but Philip is miserable that he doesn't have Belle at his side.
Belle and Hope end their conversation lovingly. Hope tells Belle that she's more daughter than daughter-in-law, and welcomes her warmly into the Brady clan.
Sami and Lucas continue to have their tedious conversation.
Kayla and Steve remember how much they miss Pocket. Steve doesn't want Kayla to think that he'd be disappointed if she got pregnant. He'd be thrilled. Stephanie rushes out with the pregnancy test, but stops short when she realizes that Steve is there.
Belle calls Philip on his private cell line and asks
Next on Days of our Lives
: Stephanie and Kayla discuss the pregnancy test, Shawn prepares to get married, Philip kisses Belle, Ford spies on Chelsea and Cordy.
-Debbie Chang, BuddyTV Staff Writer
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