Days of Our Lives Update
Update written by Joseph
EJ continues drinking at home until Belle walks in and asks if she can get in on that. EJ welcomes her to join his day drinking but points out that if she hurries, she could still make her sister’s wedding. Belle thinks her last 24 hours have been bad enough without adding Sami to the mix. EJ decides they should at least drink to the happy couple.
Eric continues the wedding ceremony. Lucas and Sami say “I do.” Will and Marlena hand over the rings. Lucas and Sami put the rings on each others’ fingers. Eric goes to finish the ceremony when Chad suddenly storms in and grabs Lucas, asking if he killed his wife while Sami screams questioning what the hell Chad is doing. Roman, Johnny and Will try to pull Chad off of Lucas as Sami screams that he’s ruining her wedding. Johnny and Will hold Chad back as Kate offers to take him somewhere but Chad refuses to leave until Lucas tells him if he did it. Eric argues that Chad doesn’t know what he’s doing and is just grieving. Will questions what reason Lucas would have to hurt Abigail. Chad then announces it’s because Lucas found out that Abigail knew his dirty little secret that Lucas was the one who kidnapped Sami. Sami knows Chad is grieving but tells him to calm down and not go around saying outrageous, crazy things. Chad declares that what’s crazy is standing in a church, marrying the guy who kidnapped her.
EJ offers Belle another drink but she declines, noting that it packs a punch. Belle asks if EJ is drinking because of the wedding. EJ points out that she didn’t even make an appearance. Belle again brings up the last 24 hours she’s had. Belle adds that Sami has a built-in sensor that can detect any woman who has ever slept with EJ. EJ argues that Sami doesn’t care as she’s probably married to Lucas by now. Belle jokes that he should have another drink because he hasn’t taken off the bitter edge yet. EJ assures there’s no more jealousy or self pity. EJ declares that Sami is marrying Lucas to spite him and they deserve each other. EJ wonders if Lucas is going to introduce bondage to the wedding festivities but then admits he’s not like that. EJ suggests sending him a bottle of champagne with a letter of thanks for taking Sami off his hands. EJ declares that he’s now a free man.
Chad says he’s grieving but he’s not making this up. Lucas tells Chad that he doesn’t know what he’s talking about. Sami argues that Chad is just spouting EJ’s lies and story. Sami insists that EJ kidnapped her. Johnny argues that it’s not always about EJ and tells her to hear Chad out. Allie argues that Lucas would never do something like that. Sami is sorry this is happening and tells Chad that he was not there when EJ demanded the divorce and the look of hatred in his eyes. Sami states that EJ wanted to destroy her which is why he kidnapped her while Lucas is the one who found her and rescued her. Sami accuses Chad of trying to ruin their special day by spouting EJ’s phony stories. Chad warns that if Sami goes through with this, she will regret this day for the rest of her life. Sami insists that Chad is telling EJ’s lies. Chad shouts that EJ didn’t sell him a thing as he found all the evidence himself and he has evidence to back up everything he’s saying. Lucas tells him that’s enough. Kate argues that Chad doesn’t know what he’s talking about and threatens to call the police. Chad says this isn’t grief talking. Marlena offers to take him somewhere to talk. Chad thanks her but says he’s said his piece and now it’s Lucas’s turn and he has a hell of a story. Chad tells Lucas that he can tell it better than he can. Chad then starts by reminding Lucas that he caught him right after he got on the DIMera computer, using Kate’s password, to plant fake documents that made it look like EJ kidnapped Sami, the judge bought it and EJ went to prison. Chad declares that Lucas sent EJ to prison in his own place. Lucas asks if he sent EJ to prison all by himself and warns him to watch what he says. Chad responds that it was Lucas because he wanted Sami and hated the thought of losing her to EJ again. Chad says that Lucas can deny it but there’s no way out anymore. Kate tells Lucas to say something. Roman asks what he’s going to say. Lucas then admits that he framed EJ and he’s not sorry about it, shocking Sami.
Belle asks EJ why he’s so quiet. EJ asks if she thinks they wrote their own vows. Belle asks why he’s doing this. EJ says all that’s left is their wedding night. Belle thought he wasn’t going to dwell on it. EJ finishes his drink and decides she’s right. EJ notes that Belle seems somewhat revived after her ordeal. Belle talks about feeling like she had been flattened by a steam roller. EJ is happy to hear more if it would help her to talk about it. Belle says EJ asked for it, so she tells him that Jan is missing and presumed dead because nothing is definite. Belle tells EJ that it was do or die as Jan lured Shawn to the docks by disappearing with the baby to get him down there. EJ questions Jan believing that Shawn would get on Ben and Ciara’s ship to sail off with her. Belle states that Jan is insane but she’s not stupid, so she knew she would have to knock Shawn out until they were far away from shore. Belle explains that she got there and it was total chaos as Shawn was already knocked out, she couldn’t find the baby, and Jan wasn’t even trying to cover up her craziness. Belle adds that Jan started swinging an oar at her like she was going to kill her, so she knew it was going to be Jan or her. EJ says Jan was clearly no match for her. Belle feels she got lucky as it could’ve gone either way but she doesn’t know if it’s over because Jan could be at the bottom of the river but she could be staging the comeback of the year. Belle adds that even if Jan is gone, her and Shawn’s baby is still there and needs stable, loving parenting. Belle tells EJ that she talked to Shawn before coming here and she’d like to say she was the bigger person to be a mother to the baby, but questions how she could be a good mother to the kid when every time she looks at him, she sees Jan. Belle knows it sounds heartless but she told Shawn that she couldn’t live like that.
Sami tells everyone to be quiet and states that Lucas framed EJ and everyone can be shocked but they have always hated each other. Sami declares that it has nothing to do with this wedding. Sami argues that EJ would’ve framed Lucas if he thought of it first, but he didn’t. Sami decides they will all just move on. Sami says that Lucas found her and rescued her and EJ probably kidnapped her or maybe it was someone else, but she knows it wasn’t Lucas because he looked her in the eye and she knows how much he loves her and that he isn’t capable of doing something like that, because that’s not who he is. Eric tells Chad this is not the time but Chad thinks it’s the perfect time. Chad tells Sami that he’s trying to rescue her. Sami appreciates that but tells him that she’s already been rescued by Lucas. Sami tells Eric to go ahead and pronounce them man and wife but Chad declares that he’s not done. Chad agrees that just planting evidence on EJ is not nearly enough to blow up the day, but he wanted to cover up what he did to Sami. Chad declares that he’s not making this up because Lucas admitted it. Chad says he was pissed off at EJ so he let Lucas get away with it but that’s over. Chad tells Lucas that it’s time to man up and own up to what he did. Sami argues that nothing Lucas say will satisfy Chad and she doesn’t need any confessions or admissions. Sami declares this is over and tells Chad that he can stay or go but they are going to wrap up the wedding. Lucas then confesses to Sami that he did it for them. Roman steps up and questions what he did. Allie argues that he couldn’t have. Eric and Will hold Johnny back. Sami can’t believe it.
EJ states that Sami chose Lucas over him and now she’s out of his life. EJ assures that it’s fine and Belle has no idea what her future holds with Shawn. EJ tells her that he’s truly sorry. EJ talks about Belle being compassionate and very wise like her mother, unlike Sami. EJ advises Belle to give herself the gift of having confidence that she’ll know what she needs and make the right decision. Belle comments that he has such unexpected depth and calls it a surprisingly unselfish thing for him to say. EJ blames the liquor but points out that they’ve been dragged through the worst of what love and life can throw at them, yet they are still standing. EJ says how lucky they are to have found each other in all this. EJ adds that hiring her as his attorney is one of his better decisions. Belle says that misery loves company and they drink to that. EJ and Belle then begin kissing on the couch.
Johnny screams to let him go as Eric and Will hold him back. Allie cries that this is the worst. Marlena says she’s shocked at Lucas and doesn’t know what to say. Allie suggests doing something. Sami tells Lucas that she just wants to hear all of it and she wants to know why. Lucas responds that everything he did, he did because he loves her so much. Roman questions that being his idea of love. Sami tells Lucas to keep talking. Lucas says he never wanted EJ to find out about them, but he did, and the way he treated her after drove him crazy. Chad tells Lucas to stick to what he did. Lucas thought he and Sami were finally going to have their chance to be together but Sami wasn’t ready and was just thinking about EJ the whole time. Lucas complains that Sami couldn’t move on from EJ and was only thinking about talking to Gabi to get permission to move back in to the DiMera Mansion, just to be with him. Sami recalls that’s how she ended up with the chloroform rag over her face. Lucas argues that he never hurt her and made sure she would be safe the whole time. Sami asks who the goons were and where he found them. Lucas admits that they were guys he knew from prison and they were professionals that knew what they were doing. Lucas repeats that he made sure she was never in danger. Sami mocks the idea of having professional criminals babysit her. Sami asks if they were just going to keep her there until she got over EJ. Lucas didn’t think it was going to be that long since EJ and Nicole were going at it and she hates Nicole more than anyone in the world while EJ never looked back. Lucas says once everyone found out about EJ and Nicole, he was going to rescue Sami as he was fighting for them. Lucas declares that everything he did, he did for them. Sami questions Lucas kidnapping her for them. Lucas responds that sometimes you gotta play dirty to get what you want and says he learned that from her. Sami acknowledges that he’s right about that as she definitely knows how to play dirty to get what she wants, especially when she wants love but this somehow feels a little different. Sami cries about being trapped in that horrible room while Lucas went home every night in his warm bed to sleep, knowing what was happening to her and how scared she was. Sami argues that it doesn’t sound like love, but like he was making her pay for loving EJ. Lucas argues that he wasn’t doing that but Sami doesn’t believe him. Sami asks Lucas how it worked and if the guys gave him regular updates on her. Sami asks if he knows what her days were like. Lucas cries that he never meant to hurt her. Sami complains about how horrible the room was and the guys were not exactly warm and fuzzy. Sami says every time she heard the key in the door, she wondered if she was getting another meal or if this was the day they are going to kill her. Lucas assures that was never going to happen. Sami tells him that she didn’t know that. Sami asks if they told him how she begged them to tell her and explain why she was there but they couldn’t because of their boss which was Lucas. Sami brings up crying herself to sleep every night and worrying that she’d never see her kids again. Sami cries that she missed her kids and her parents and worried they thought she was dead while Lucas just walked around town. Sami can’t understand how Lucas looked them in the eye every day and then agreed to let her brother walk them through their vows. Sami cries about Lucas letting her say she thought he was her hero for rescuing her. Sami realizes she actually rescued herself since Lucas didn’t plan on her to steal the phone. Sami wonders if she didn’t call Allie, if she’d still be locked up in that cage. Sami calls this the worst thing Lucas has ever done and declares that he did it for nothing. Lucas tells Sami that he loves her. Sami responds that she doesn’t love him. Sami then storms out of the church. Marlena goes after her. Lucas tries to follow but Chad stops him and says he’s not going anywhere. Chad declares that Sami was wrong about one thing since kidnapping her wasn’t the worst thing Lucas ever did as the worst thing he ever did was murder his wife.
EJ and Belle continue kissing in the living room of the DiMera Mansion. EJ suggests they take this upstairs.
Marlena catches up to Sami, who cries in frustration that she’s so stupid and asks what is wrong with her. Marlena encourages that this is all on Lucas. Sami cries that someone knew and tried to tell her over and over again but she wouldn’t listen. Sami says that EJ knew but she wouldn’t listen.
EJ and Belle continue kissing in his bedroom and begin to undress as they kiss on to the bed.
Chad asks Lucas if he thought he was going to forget why he came here today. Lucas tells Chad that he’s talking crazy since he didn’t kill Abigail and that Clyde Weston did. Chad responds that Clyde didn’t which Lucas disagrees with. Chad reveals that Rafe called and Clyde’s alibi checks out so Lucas can’t count on him to take the fall anymore. Lucas argues that he would never hurt his niece since he loved her. Chad argues that 20 minutes ago, nobody thought he would kidnap Sami either but here they are. Kate tells Lucas not to listen to Chad as he’s out of his mind. Roman and Johnny want to hear what Chad has to say. Lucas questions how they went from Sami to Abigail. Chad says one thing led to another and explains that before anyone knew who took Sami, Abigail decided to look in to it for the Spectator and it didn’t take her long to track down the guys that Lucas hired to kidnap Sami and she was going to interview the guy, so he had no choice but to tell Abigail that he knew it was her uncle Lucas that kidnapped Sami. Chad says that night, his wife was stabbed to death because Lucas found out that he told her what he did. Lucas tells Chad that he’s wrong. Allie argues that Chad would not do that to Abigail. Will agrees that it doesn’t make any sense. Chad reminds Will about their conversation earlier about the bandage on Lucas’s hand and not remembering how it happened. Will tells Chad that he’s putting the pieces together wrong. Chad doesn’t think so as it seems to him that the missing pieces are falling into place. Lucas tells Chad to listen to him. Chad argues that they just listened to Lucas try to convince Sami that kidnapping her was an act of love. Chad complains that Lucas was so desperate not to lose Sami that he kidnapped her, framed EJ, and sent EJ to prison. Lucas reminds Chad that he was so mad at EJ that he lied to a judge just to clear him. Chad admits he’ll have to live with that for the rest of his life, but his point is that Lucas thought he was finally going to marry Sami and then he found out that Abigail knew what he did, so she could’ve blown his dream to hell. Lucas insists that he would never do that to his sister’s kid. Roman decides he’s heard enough and that the police should be here. Lucas tells Roman that he doesn’t have to do that as he will go to the police station and give a statement so they will clear him. Johnny decides he’s not going alone, so he’s going with him. Chad adds that he’s going too. Roman tells Kate that Lucas is her son so she should be there too. Kate agrees. Roman tells Kate that he loves her. Kate says she loves him too as she exits with Lucas. Johnny then follows out. Allie sits down, worrying about Sami.
Sami cries to Marlena that she can’t stop hearing Lucas’s vows in her head about how he wanted to be a better man for her. Sami complains about Lucas saying he wanted to be her hero. Sami removes her ring and tosses it across the room, saying she can’t do this anymore and that’s what she thinks of Lucas and his vows. Marlena retrieves the ring and offers to take Sami back to her house. Sami says she can’t and she has to get out of here so she rushes out of the room.
EJ and Belle lay in bed together after making love. Belle comments that she’s anything but miserable now and she’s actually grateful for him making her forget. EJ says they are even then since she did the same for him as they continue kissing.
Roman and Eric walk past the Brady Pub as Roman finishes a call with Marlena, who informs him that Sami took off without saying where she was going. Eric asks if Roman is okay as it was a lot to take in. Roman informs Eric that Lucas came to see him to get his blessing and he can’t believe it. Eric asks Roman if he thinks there’s any possibility to what else Chad said. Roman feels at this point, you can’t rule it out. Roman states that Chad was right that Lucas would have done anything to keep his secret from coming out but he doesn’t understand how he was able to keep it going this long.
Kate, Lucas, Chad, and Johnny go to the police station. Kate thinks Lucas should get an attorney but Lucas insists on not needing one because he’s innocent. Chad tells him to tell it to Rafe, who is on his way, and adds that Rafe wants him to wait in the interrogation room. Kate stops Chad and says she knows he’s hurting but he has no idea what happened. Chad says that’s news to him. Johnny argues that it’s bad enough that Lucas framed EJ. Lucas responds that he didn’t and couldn’t have done this to Abigail. Kate suggests Lucas go ahead to the interrogation room so he doesn’t talk before he knows what he wants to say. Lucas agrees and goes to the interrogation room. Chad suggests Johnny wait outside for Rafe so he exits. Chad tells Kate that Rafe is going to ask him how he put the pieces together to come up with Lucas. Kate guesses Chad is going to tell Rafe that she told Lucas that Abigail knew. Chad advises Kate get Roman ready for what’s coming. Kate sarcastically thanks him and walks out of the station. Chad then goes in to the interrogation room. Lucas questions what he’s doing here. Chad informs him that he sent Kate and Johnny away so it’s just them. Chad states that Lucas got drunk and Abigail was a threat to he and Sami. Lucas argues that Chad wasn’t there but Chad says they both know what happened next.
Marlena talks to Will and Allie about how she thought Chad didn’t know what he was talking about but Will explains that Chad is convinced that Lucas killed Abigail to keep her quiet. Marlena questions keeping her quiet about what. Allie reveals that Abigail found out that Lucas kidnapped Sami on the day she was killed. Marlena can’t believe Lucas is capable of that. Allie says they can’t either.
EJ and Belle lay in bed together after another round of making love. EJ suggests bringing up another bottle of champagne to celebrate this day taking a turn for the better. Sami then arrives, knocking on EJ’s bedroom door and asking if he’s in there as they need to talk. Belle wonders to EJ what the hell Sami is doing here.
Will asks if Marlena is okay. Marlena says she’s just remembering Sami coming by this morning and being so happy and excited about the future. Allie relates to seeing Lucas happy too. Marlena remarks that Lucas thought he had gotten away with it. Marlena says by the time she got to the parking lot, Sami was gone, but they have to find her. Will suggests somebody stay here unless she comes back looking for he and Allie. Marlena tells them that she’s so sorry they had to find out this way as it’s just awful. Allie agrees that it’s the worst. Marlena repeats that they have to find her. Marlena hugs them and says to stay close as she exits. Allie finds Sami’s rings and cries to Will that she doesn’t understand any of it. Will calls it a nightmare and hugs Allie.
Eric tells Roman that they should try to find Sami. Roman tells Eric to do that while he stays at the Pub in case she comes there. Eric calls that a good idea and says he could see Sami deciding she needs Roman now. They hug and Eric walks away. Roman then heads in to the Pub where Kate is seated at a table. Roman questions what she is doing there instead of at the police station with Lucas.
Lucas tells Chad that he would never take a knife and stab his own niece. Chad then grabs Lucas and rips the bandage off the cut on his hand, questioning what that is then.
Sami knocks on EJ’s door, crying that she really needs to talk to him. Belle gets up and says she can’t let Sami find her in here, so she hides. Sami says she knows EJ is in there. EJ then answers the door and questions what Sami is doing here and not with Lucas. Sami walks in and says she would’ve been. Sami then finds a bra on the floor and asks EJ who that belongs to.