Days Of Our Lives Recaps
DAYS Week of January 31, 2011
At the hospital infirmary, Jennifer tried to stop Lee from removing her heart. Jennifer claimed that she loved Ben and wouldn't do anything to harm him. "I want to help you," Jennifer pleaded. Lee realized that Jennifer was secretly calling for help on her cell phone and knocked Jennifer out. Later, Lee strapped Jennifer to an operating table. Jennifer regained consciousness and realized that Lee wanted to remove her heart. "Don't do this!" Jennifer begged. Lee surgically removed Jennifer's heart and passed it on to Ben for a transplant.
In the woods, Hope and Carly hovered in the bushes as Bo tried to talk Burt, the corrupt state investigator, out of shooting him. "He's stalling. Put a bullet in him, Burt!" Jane ordered. A scuffle ensued and Bo grabbed Burt, while Hope subdued Jane and cuffed her. Later, Abe questioned Bo and Hope in a holding room. To their dismay, another investigator believed Jane and Burt's distorted version of the events; that they were trying to apprehend Bo and Hope. In a different holding room, Carly insisted to Abe that Jennifer would back up her claim that Jane and Burt were involved in a black market organ program. Abe said he phoned Jennifer's cell phone and didn't get a response. Alone, Carly called Daniel and updated him on the hospital's organ program. At that moment, Ben informed Daniel of the donated heart's arrival from the prison.
Stefano was eager to launch his and EJ's plan against Rafe. "There are still issues that we need to have resolved," EJ hedged. Stefano wondered if EJ had changed his mind. "Fate has given us an opening," Stefano reasoned. "We have to take advantage of it." Later, EJ stood outside Rafe's hospital room and listened as Sami talked to an unconscious Rafe. "You have to know you are the best thing that has ever happened to us," Sami told Rafe. EJ returned to Stefano and agreed that they should move forward with their plan. Soon after, Stefano and EJ stepped up their plan the DiMera basement. "It is time," Stefano announced as he opened a door. A man entered who looked exactly like Rafe! After receiving word of Rafe's accident, Gabi and Will rushed to be by his hospital bedside. Sami blamed herself for the accident. "I was too emotional to be driving," she shared. "Rafe knew it. That's why he followed me." Will tried to comfort Sami. "My brother wouldn't want you blaming yourself," Gabi pointed out. "All that we need to do now is pray for him to get better." While Sami was alone with Rafe, he woke up and quietly said that he loved her. A moment later, Rafe lost consciousness again.
Nicole burned a letter without reading it. Later, Nicole answered the door and found Taylor standing before her. "I've missed you so much!" Taylor exclaimed to her sister.
Nathan longed to have a connection with Melanie. He asked if he could call later and she responded, "I don't think so."
Nicole learned from the officer accompanying Taylor that she was accused of stealing a woman's wallet on the bus. Taylor explained that it was a mistake; she accidentally picked up the wallet off the bus floor and mixed it in with her stuff. Nicole dismissed the officer, then demanded to know what Taylor was doing there. "Why would you ask that?" wondered a puzzled Taylor. "You did get my letters, didn't you?" Nicole replied that she didn't. Taylor couldn't understand why Nicole seemed so miserable, considering she was about to get married. Nicole insisted she was happy, particularly because she had Sydney back. Taylor presented Nicole with a wedding gift: a framed photo of them when they were kids. "It's a fine gift, thank you," Nicole stammered, clearly disheartened. "Nicole, I came all the way to Salem to see you," Taylor asserted, who sensed that Nicole was rocked by her unexpected visit. Taylor offered to help Nicole with her wedding. Nicole expressed her resentment that Taylor was unavailable when she needed emotional support. Taylor apologized and said her only desire was to reconnect. "I hate the word reconnect," Nicole replied. Nicole offered to take Taylor to lunch and learned that Taylor had hopes of a long stay in Salem. Nicole said Taylor could't stay. She instructed Taylor to catch the next bus out of town.
EJ and Stefano were thrilled by Rafe 2's remarkable likeness to Rafe. "Mr.
Hernandez, it is a pleasure to meet you!" EJ enthused. Stefano explained to Rafe 2 that the car accident caused them to speed up their plans. He drilled Rafe 2 about Rafe's background to make sure he was well-informed on Rafe's background. EJ advised Rafe 2 to take special care of his children. Arrangements were made to switch Rafe 2 at the hospital with Rafe. Meanwhile, Rafe regained consciousness overheard that Ben was arrested. He demanded that Nathan tell him what was going on. Nathan revealed that he talked with Hope on the phone and she wanted him to get a message to Jennifer. Stefano and EJ arrived at the hospital and explained to Lexie that they were there to see Johnny. Stefano and EJ were disturbed to see Rafe talking on the phone. They arranged to have Rafe knocked out and Rafe 2 took his place in the hospital bed. Meanwhile, an unconscious Rafe was taken away. Later, it was revealed that Stefano and EJ were holding Rafe in a prison cell in the DiMera basement. At the hospital, Nathan asked Rafe 2 how he was feeling. "Like a new man!" Rafe 2 smiled.
At the station, Bo and Hope were relieved when Jane and Burt were rightly arrested. "Damn you, both!" Jane screamed. A scuffle ensued and Jane grabbed Abe's associate's gun. She aimed it at Hope and took her hostage. Jane threatened to kill Hope if her demands weren't met. Hope overpowered Jane and the warden was taken away. Believing that they were alone, Bo told Hope, "Hell is being without you." He didn't realize that Carly was standing in the doorway. Later, Hope Carly for taking care of her daughter. In a holding room, Bo pointed out to Abe that Jane was working for someone. Jane agreed and said she would reveal the person's name if a deal could be cut. While Jane was alone, a guard entered and warned that he had a message from Mr. DiMera. If Jane said one word about him she would be dead. When Jane learned that a deal was in place she claimed that Ben was her boss. Hope was happy that Bo was a free man. Bo promised that Hope would also soon be free. In the meantime, Hope to return to the prison.
After talking to Carly on the phone, Daniel realized that Ben was carrying a heart stolen heart and confronted him. "That woman's heart you took, she didn't give her consent, did she?" questioned Daniel. Ben stammered as Daniel took the heart and said his patient had to go back on the donor waiting list. Meanwhile, Lee received a call that Jane was taken into custody. Lee fled, leaving Jennifer on the operating table hooked up to life support. Carly phoned the hospital and learned from Melanie that Daniel wasn't available. Carly instructed Melanie to find her father and tell him that it was extremely important. Daniel arrived at the station and got Abe's clearance to help the woman who had her heart stolen. Carly saw Daniel and updated him. At the infirmary, Melanie arrived with a guard and found an unconscious Jennifer on the operating table. "Omigod!" Melanie exclaimed. She quickly phoned Daniel and told him about Jennifer. "They took her heart," Melanie revealed.
A breathless Daniel arrived at the prison infirmary with Jennifer's heart. Melanie promptly volunteered to help her father reattach Jennifer's heart. Moments before the surgery began, Lee was apprehended. Melanie insisted to Lee that she and Daniel would work to save Jennifer's life. While being carried away, Lee gloated, "What you have is a corpse hooked up to a machine. There's nothing you or anybody else can do to help her!" After the surgery, Daniel and Melanie were alarmed when Jennifer suddenly flatlined.
Bo urged Hope to fight for their relationship. They were about to kiss when Carly interrupted to update them about Jennifer's situation. Abe called Bo away, while Hope and Carly prayed for Daniel to save Jennifer. Bo confronted Lee and Ben about their illegal organ program. Bo warned that they should pray for Jennifer's recovery because if she died, the consequences would be dire. Bo promised Lee, "I will not rest until there's a needle in your arm!" Ben was horrified to learn that Lee removed Jennifer's heart. "I had no idea," Ben pleaded. "I thought they died of natural causes.... I never meant to hurt Jennifer." Ben insisted that he could save Jennifer. Bo refused to let Ben anywhere near Jennifer. Lee was led away in cuffs.
Rafe awakened to find himself behind bars, a prisoner of EJ and Stefano's. "Are you gonna kill me?" a groggy Rafe asked. The duo assured murder wasn't on their mind. "So this is about Samantha," Rafe realized. Stefano excused himself and EJ lingered to torment Rafe. "Don't forget, you are in my cell, under my control," EJ smiled. At the hospital, Sami met the imposter Rafe and was puzzled by his odd behavior and memory loss. "Some things are a little foggy and I don't want you freaking out if I don't remember stuff," the imposter Rafe explained. "I'm not firing on all cylinders yet." Sami promised to make things up for the accident and leaned in to kiss him. The impostor Rafe accepted her kiss with zeal. In his cell, the real Rafe vowed that he would return to Sami.
Chad paid Stefano a surprise visit. Their chat was interrupted by EJ, who was anxious to talk with Stefano alone. Chad felt overlooked and left. Later, Chad visited Lexie at the hospital. She did her best to make Chad feel welcome as a new family member. Chad recounted his visit to the mansion and said that Stefano and EJ couldn't wait for him to leave. Lexie noted that didn't sound like Stefano.
Daniel and Melanie struggled to get Jennifer's heart beating again. They were successful. Melanie was in awe of her dad. Daniel praised Melanie for her role in rescuing Jennifer. "Great job, honey," Daniel smiled. Later, Jennifer was transported to the hospital and put in the ICU.
Abe informed Bo and Carly that they might be released soon. "I'm doing
everything I can for your release, but it's complicated," Abe explained. Bo
asked if Abe was also working on Hope's release. Abe responded
that the chances of Hope's release were slim. Daniel phoned Carly and updated her that Jennifer was alive. Carly shared the good news with Bo and Abe. When Abe left to work on Bo and Carly's release, Carly told Bo that when they got out, she wouldn't be going home to his place. Carly noted that she didn't want to stand in the way of Bo and Hope getting back together. "Please be happy for the time we had together," Carly shared. "I know I am." Roman arrived and said Carly was free to go. "Take care of yourself," Carly smiled to Bo before leaving. Bo told Roman that he and Carly split. Bo added that his focus was now on freeing Hope. At the same time, Carly thanked Daniel for saving Jennifer's life.
Nicole found Taylor and apologized for her cold welcome. "When it comes to the family I was handed, all I know how to do is run away and wrap myself in denial," Nicole revealed. "It wasn't fair to lump you in this family thing... Nothing that happened to me is your fault. I was wrong to blame you." In a goodwill gesture, Nicole gave Taylor money for a motel and said she could catch the bus in the morning. "Forget about me," Nicole advised. Later, Nicole called her mom and announced that Taylor was headed back her way. Abe crossed paths with Taylor and said Brandon hadn't mentioned anything about her visiting Salem. When Abe learned Taylor was headed for a motel he insisted she stay with him and Lexie.
On the pretext of seeing Parker, Kate paid Chloe an unannounced visit and found her in a deep depression. She urged Chloe to think about what was best for Parker. A defensive Chloe assumed that Kate wanted to take Parker away from her. "I think you are what's best for him," Kate lied. "But you need to get help from anyone who will give it.... Parker needs a strong, healthy mother."
Maggie was touched when Victor realized it was the anniversary of Mickey's death. "You're still the person that Mickey loved," Victor assured. "You're still the best person that I know." Maggie was relieved when Melanie told her Jennifer was alive. Victor offered to take Maggie home, but sensed that Maggie didn't want him around Chloe. Victor promised Maggie he wouldn't kick Chloe when she's down. Later, Maggie wasn't pleased to find Kate in her home feeding Parker. Maggie picked up the baby and went to check on Chloe. Kate was thrilled to tell Victor that they had a good shot at taking Parker away from Chloe. Recalling his promise to Maggie, Victor felt conflicted.
Imposter Rafe and Johnny returned home from the hospital. Sami was alarmed by imposter Rafe's memory loss and he blamed it on his head injury. Meanwhile, the
real Rafe wondered if EJ kidnapped him to win back Sami. EJ responded that he
still planned to marry Nicole. Rafe realized that it was because of Johnny and
Sydney. EJ took pleasure in bragging that he was celebrating Sydney's birthday
and Johnny's homecoming, and Rafe wouldn't be part of it. At the birthday party,
EJ interacted with imposter Rafe. Nicole brought gifts for Johnny, Sydney and
Sami. She gave Sami a book of portraits that were taken to mark Sydney's second
birthday. It bothered Sami that Nicole was playing mom to Sydney. EJ and Sami
shared a warm moment as they remembered Grace. Sami and Nicole thought it was
weird when imposter Rafe accompanied EJ on a walk. Sami apologized to Nicole for
overreacting about the pictures and Nicole thanked Sami for signing the custody
agreement. Nicole commented that she would have sold her soul for custody of
Johnny and Sydney. "Marrying EJ is selling your soul," Sami noted. "You ought
to know," Nicole shot back. In his cell, the real Rafe tried to figure out the
scope of the game EJ was playing.
Nathan felt guilty because of his inadvertent role in Jennifer almost losing her
life. Melanie pointed out that Jennifer wouldn't blame him so he shouldn't blame
himself. Later, Nathan asked Melanie for another chance and said he was willing
to accept Phillip's baby as his own. Melanie felt she couldn't trust Nathan and
rushed away. Nathan was determined to prove her wrong. At the hospital, Maggie,
Julie and Doug held vigil over an unconscious Jennifer and prayed that she would
wake up soon. Julie and Maggie shared an emotional moment when Jennifer finally
opened her eyes. "Am I late for school?" a foggy Jennifer asked. "No," Maggie
smiled, "you are right on time."
Taylor bonded with Theo. When a snowstorm in Chicago cancelled Taylor's bus, she
accepted Lexie's invitation to stay another night.