Days Of Our Lives Recaps
DAYS Week of January 10, 2011
Stephanie was happily trying on her wedding dress when Nathan came storming in. "You knew everything the entire time, didn't you? Didn't you?" he yelled. When she realized she couldn't lie her way out of it, she tried to explain her side of the story and came clean. He couldn't forgive what she did, especially when she said she would do it all over again because she loved him. He tried to point out that what Stephanie had for him wasn't love. Stephanie became unglued, noting that he still had feelings for Melanie and she had to suffer by and watch him pine for his ex. When he went to leave, she literally got on her knees and begged him to stay. He gently helped her up, then walked out. She collapsed against the door in hysterics, screaming "I love you!"
Stefano answered the door at the DiMera manse to find Chad standing there. Chad asked Stefano to stop calling him and said he wanted his father out of his life. Stefano didn't take it well and tried to appeal to Chad, who left.
Kate found a contemplative Victor by the fireplace at the Kiriakis house and asked what was going on. He said that Vivian was missing and it was very suspicious. A smirky Kate revealed that she and Brady took action and sent Viv on an "expedition." She noted that Vic should be very proud of Brady. The conversation turned to Philip and their new grandchild. They both wished Chloe would go away.
On the island, Vivian and Gus went over their supplies and Viv vowed revenge on Brady. They saw a ship, but couldn't get its attention. Vivian opened up a mouth to Gus, who furiously told her to shut it. He literally drew a line in the sand and ordered her to stay away from him.
A fragile Melanie visited Daniel at the hospital. He assured her she wasn't alone. Kayla entered to visit Caroline and Melanie verbally attacked her. Daniel tried to get his emotional daughter to calm down. She asked if she could move in with him; he said he would love it.
Chloe fought with the movers on the phone. Carly appeared at her door, looking for Daniel, but he wasn't home. Chloe tried to talk to her, but Carly barked that she was sorry she ever met her. Chloe broke down, blaming Carly for everything that happened, since Vivian targeted Dr. Manning and Chloe was caught in the crossfire. Carly excoriated Chloe for using her and never revealing that she slept with Philip. Chloe hoped she and Carly could work together and explain what happened to Daniel. An incredulous Carly pointed out that Daniel was too hurt to consider getting back together with Chloe. Chloe insisted she'd get Daniel back. Carly left; Melanie came in, surprised to see her stepmother was still there. Melanie ordered her out. Chloe begged to stay, but Melanie told her to go, adding that she hated Chloe and knew how she'd make her pay: by taking Parker away. During their fight, Melanie got sick in the bathroom. Chloe asked if she was pregnant. Melanie insisted she wasn't.
At the hospital, Carly ran into Daniel. She tried to apologize, but he didn't want to hear it. Kayla interrupted and told Carly that she would have to pay for her felonious, unethical acts. Kayla guessed Carly would be stripped of her medical license, then snidely added that Carly didn't have Bo's shoulder to cry on. Kayla stormed out. Carly quietly told Daniel she would make things right.
Kate ran into Chad. He said he heard she and Stefano had split. She admitted they had fought over him, but hoped that Chad and Stefano could find peace. Chad insisted that he had nothing to do with his father. Kate warned him he would never be free of Stefano...
Chloe called Melanie and asked if she was pregnant. Melanie insisted she wasn't and told Chloe to keep her sneaky suspicions to herself. Chloe suspected Melanie was lying. Daniel came home and told her the movers were there to collect hers and Parker's things. Chloe broke down in tears, asking for his forgiveness. He couldn't and with his voice breaking, he told her to leave and gave her the keys to her new place.
Lexie and EJ joined Stefano at the Brady Pub. The Phoenix revealed that they had another brother: Chad. EJ wasn't interested, calling Chad a "silly, insolent little brat."
At Maggie's, Melanie looked at a positive pregnancy test. Nathan came by to talk to her. "Stephanie and I are done. It's over," he announced. He then told her about Stephanie's involvement in the paternity test switch. He admitted to Melanie that he never stopped loving her. She said she was sorry, but couldn't talk about it with him at that moment, and hurried out. She went to the hospital and crossed with Carly.
Kayla visited Stephanie, who broke down upon seeing her mother. "The wedding's off. Nathan left me," Steph revealed. Kayla comforted her daughter, blaming Carly for all of their problems.... At the hospital, Carly discharged Caroline, but not before asking Mrs. Brady why she couldn't have kept mum. Caroline said she did what she thought was right.
Carly was called into the hearing in front of the hospital board. Lexie conducted the proceedings. Melanie came by and crossed with her mom, then Daniel. Nathan spied them together, then followed Melanie to the pier and asked her what was wrong. "You mean aside from my husband cheating on me with my stepmom?" she replied.
Rafe returned to the loft, where an excited Sami had just learned of Caroline's release. Rafe revealed that the D.A. planned to press charges against Caroline. Sami was upset. They headed to the hospital to pick up Caroline, who was very agitated after her conversation with Carly. Sami took her to Stephanie's to stay under house arrest.
Nicole, clad in a wedding dress at the DiMera manse, dreamed of a life with Brady and Sydney. Johnny ran in and Nicole told him that she wasn't trying to replace Sami but would always be there for him. Nicole then spied something wrong with the boy's other eye. EJ returned home and was about to tell Nicole about the new family addition when he noticed she seemed upset. She told him she saw a speck of white in Johnny's right eye. EJ didn't want to hear it, but did check out his son and brought him to the hospital. After examining Johnny, Dr. Kim reported that the cancer had spread to Johnny's other eye.
Chad ran into Stefano at the Brady Pub and was not too thrilled. Stefano asked him to sit. He tried to talk to him about being a family, but Chad was resistant.
On the boat, Hope had a nightmare that Jane shot and killed Bo. She woke up in a panic. Bo comforted her. He then revealed that he was able to break into the Department of Corrections e-mail and read some of Jane's e-mails. He added that Jane was going to a secret meeting later — and he planned to be there. She wanted to go with him but he pointed out that if they got caught, they would surely be killed. She understood, but wasn't happy. "Don't do anything stupid," she warned. "Be careful." She then said that the past few days had been better because he was with her and thanked him for everything he did. They hugged.
Jennifer called the warden and asked if she could come in to do some filing. The warden said no, explaining she'd be out of the office most of the day. Jen entered the Pub and ran into Will. She sat down with her nephew, who became distracted by Gabi's appearance outside with a kid named Cory. The teens came inside; Jen excused herself. Outside, she ran right into Ben. They went in and sat down. During their chat, he got a sudden call and had to go. He returned and apologized for taking off so quickly. "False alarm," he explained. His phone rang again; she recognized the prefix for the prison.
Bo went to the meeting in the woods and hid, but was caught and knocked out by one of the warden's henchmen. They tied him up and blindfolded him. Unbeknownst to Bo, Stefano was the mastermind behind the operation.
Cory got a text and split. Gabi sat with Will and could tell he seemed bothered by something. She asked if he was jealous of Cory. He insisted he wasn't. They took a walk on the pier, where they kissed.
At the hearing, Lexie grilled Daniel about Carly's role in the DNA test. She asked if Daniel knew how Carly obtained his DNA. Though Daniel remembered exactly how Carly got it, he lied that he didn't. Kayla jumped up and demanded to know why Daniel was protecting Carly. Lexie advised Kayla to sit down but Kayla couldn't keep quiet and pointed out all the things Carly had done to harm the Brady family. Lexie pointed out that the hearing was just to determine if Carly got to keep her medical license, not judge her personally. Kayla lamented that she used to admire Carly and now wished she didn't come back to town. Carly apologized for everything that had happened; Lexie said the case was closed, since there was no evidence to incriminate Carly. Kayla lit into Carly; Carly then thanked Daniel for what he did.
Nathan talked to Melanie on the pier and implored her to tell him what was wrong with her. She got woozy and he caught her before she fell. She played it off that she hadn't eaten. He talked about a future for them, but she said they couldn't have one. "Go to Baltimore," she urged. "Forget about me." During their chat, Nathan got a text that Carly didn't lose her license and filled in Melanie. She was confused and took off. She returned to Maggie's and consulted family planning options on the Internet.
At the hospital, Dr. Kim told EJ and Nicole that the cancer had spread to Johnny's other eye. EJ was stunned and lashed out at the doc. "You told me everything was fine!" he exclaimed and grabbed Dr. Kim. Nicole pulled him off. Dr. K told EJ he needed to perform further tests, then said that Johnny was asking for Sami. Nicole wanted to call her, but EJ said no. Nicole appealed to him, so they went to the loft, where Sami greeted them sarcastically. EJ told her to knock it off, then revealed that Johnny was in the hospital having more tests. They all rushed to the hospital, and talked with Lexie, Carly, Daniel and Dr. Kim. Lexie explained that Carly was going to do a laser technique that has proven successful to save Johnny's other eye. Sami was distraught that her son needed more surgery. Rafe took her in his arms while EJ seethed.
Stefano and Jane planned their next move where Bo was concerned. The Phoenix was more concerned about Hope being out there with damaging information about the operation. He slipped out. Bo came to and exchanged words with Jane. Jane privately called Lee and asked her to purge the files from the computer. She suspected Hope had access, Jane added.
At the boat, Hope did some hacking on the laptop. Lee caught her through the spyware on the prison computer. Lee brought Jane a syringe of truth serum to use on Bo.
On the pier, Gabi stopped Will's kiss and reminded him that they had to work on their school papers.
Sami broke down at the hospital over Johnny's latest diagnosis; Rafe comforted her. The doctors felt surgery was the best thing for Johnny, though EJ worried his son would be blind. Nevertheless, Sami and EJ okayed the procedure. EJ thanked Nicole for spotting the problem with Johnny's eye. EJ asked Sami to go in to see their son together. Rafe and Nicole chatted outside. In Johnny's room, Sami and EJ gently told their son that he needed another operation. The boy was understandably upset and admitted he was scared. Sami comforted him. Will brought Allie in, who assured her twin brother that if he couldn't see, she would see for him. EJ pulled Will aside and thanked the teen for being such a good brother to Sydney and Johnny, as well as Allie. "You're a very caring and sensitive young man," he praised. Will snarked back; EJ advised him to be respectful.
Nicole asked Daniel if he was up to doing surgery in light of the emotional havoc he had experienced. Carly defended him; Daniel insisted he was okay.... Nicole brought Sydney to Sami. EJ asked Sami to take the little girl into see Johnny. Sami burst into tears when she held her daughter. Everyone wished Johnny well before he went into surgery. He looked at his parents and them that he was remembering them "just in case." When he was wheeled away, Sami began to cry and EJ took her in his arms.... Daniel and Carly prepped in the OR. She asked if he was okay with working beside her. He assured her he was.
Stefano returned home and learned about Johnny's hospitalization. He called Lexie and was devastated to hear his grandson might lose his other eye. Stefano hung up, then made a call, demanding to see someone. He met up with Ben on the pier and asked if the doc could find him a donor eye. Ben explained that he couldn't, because the science wasn't there yet. Ben added that he was part of the organ operation to save lives, not make money. Stefano was distraught that he couldn't help Johnny.
Melanie weighed her options on what to do about her pregnancy. An irate Stephanie came by, demanding to be let in. She accused Melanie of ruining her life. They bickered, then got physical. Melanie went to leave. Stephanie grabbed Mel; her bag fell and the family planning papers tumbled to the floor. Stephanie pushed Melanie, who fell. Mel clutched her stomach.
At the Kiriakis mansion, Philip looked at a wedding photo of his and Melanie's and declared that it wasn't over. Nathan entered, overheard and pointed out that it wasn't up to him. The guys argued. "The whole time you were sleeping with Stephanie, you were coming on to my wife," spat Philip. "Is that what the Hortons call honorable?" Nathan noted that Philip had a great woman who he let slip away. Nate revealed that he dumped Stephanie, then he and Philip discussed the paternity test and Stephanie's involvement. Philip insisted he didn't know the baby was his until Caroline announced it at the baptism. Nathan referenced Pocket, which infuriated Philip, who punched him. After, Nathan taunted Phil that Melanie would never come back to him.
Sami cried in EJ's arms after Johnny was taken into surgery. Sami thanked him for letting her be with her son but, through tears, said she needed to be with him more. Rafe entered and chided EJ for upsetting Sami. EJ headed to the chapel and prayed. He said if God let Johnny see again, he would let Sami be close to her children. Just then, Sami appeared in the doorway and heard him. EJ turned around and was surprised to see her there. Sami asked if he meant what he said. He did. She then prayed. EJ was moved to tears by her words.
Rafe thanked Nicole for telling him and Sami about Johnny. After, they met up with EJ and Sami in the chapel. The four rushed back to talk to the doctors once Johnny was out of surgery. Daniel reported that they were able to save the eye and that the surgery was a success. Everyone was thrilled.
Kate encountered Stefano on the pier. She could tell he had been crying; he tried to shrug it off, but she persisted, noting that he needed her. "I'm not going anywhere," she vowed. He told her about Johnny; she was upset by the news. Kate assured Stefano she would always love him. She admitted she was having a hard time going though everything without him, pointing out that they were better together. Lexie called Stefano and told her that Johnny was out of surgery and they were cautiously optimistic. He and Kate hugged. Kate asked if she could go home with him. The Phoenix said okay.
Chad stopped by Will's. Gabi was there, too. They told Chad about Johnny. Will got word about Johnny; the trio rejoiced.