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Monday, April 11, 2005

Rex nixed the plant to rescue Philip saying that he and Shawn didn't have the equipment and training to manage it. Shawn pushed ahead, determined to do this for Belle to make up all the hurt he caused her.

At her apartment, Mimi tracked to pack her bags and leave town in wake of her fight with Jan. Just as Mimi put on a jacket to cover Jan scratch marks, Belle arrived with breakfast, blocking Mimi's escape. On the TV news, Belle noticed a story on Jan's attack and learned that Jan was critically injured. Rex and Shawn entered the living room just in time to watch the news report with the girls. Mimi wanted to change the subject and grabbed the coffee Belle brought over. Unfortunately, Mimi accidentally spilled the hot cup of coffee down the front of Shawn. Fortunately the scalding hot coffee triggered Shawn's memories from his time with Jan in the cage. Thrilled, Shawn explained that Jan had dressed like an old woman and kidnapped him, keeping him in the cage. Mimi immediately 'fessed up to knowing about the cage, but quickly explained that when she took them to see, the snow village had replaced her only proof. Belle took things considerably better, realizing that since Shawn was never in love with Jan, that Jan was just desperate, sad, and in need of help. With no one to care for Jan, Belle felt obligated to visit her in the hospital. Mimi was reluctant to join her, but Rex pushed her to go ahead. After Mimi and Belle left, Shawn told Rex to pack a bag, because he had an idea of how to rescue Philip.

At Salem Hospital, a concerned Lexie assessed Jan's condition as a serious skull fracture with likely brain damage. Tek stopped by to do a criminal investigation and took DNA scrapings from underneath Jan's fingernails. Sleuthing Lexie pointed out to Tek that there was no medical evidence that Jan screamed and most likely, knew her attacker. Tek promised to start questioning Jan's friends. Lexie informed him that all the people Jan knew fought with her daily, but the best place to start was with Mimi because they had a history of trouble together. Lexie tenderly hugged Tek and the two admitted they missed one another. Tek took his leave and spotted Belle and Mimi as they were being turned away because of visitor's hours. Before she could leave, Tek stopped Mimi and asked her what she knew about Jan's attack last night.

At the clinic, Nancy arrived to show Chloe the fancy urn she bought for her "remains." Nancy proceeded to fill the urn with potting soil and grab a couple of Chloe's cds. Chloe begged her to call off the faux memorial, but a stubborn Nancy marched off to St. Luke's.

In St. Luke's a horrified Brady found Nicole walk in the door. Citing a close friends and family policy, Nicole asked whether she was family. Brady agreed she was and explained that he worried about whether Nancy would want Nicole at the service. Brady wandered off to talk to Father Jansen while Nicole asked a sister when the memorial service for Chloe was due to begin. When the sister replied there was no memorial service scheduled, Nicole became convinced Nancy was making the whole thing up.

Outside St. Luke's Chloe begged Nancy not to go through with her fake memorial, but Nancy pointed out that if Chloe was half as stubborn about living as she was hiding, her life would be fantastic. That and that Nancy was just as stubborn as Chloe. With a twinkle in her eye, Nancy walked into St. Luke's. When Chloe followed her in, Nancy handed her a CD and told her to make herself useful and put the music in.

Inside St. Luke's, after Nancy gave the urn to Brady to hold, Brady caressed the urn, feeling Chloe's presence. Brady told Chloe's urn how much he missed her and longed to hold, see, and hear her. He also said that her beauty and goodness was with the angels in heaven, and someday he would be reunited with her. Nicole held his hand and promised to always be there for him. Nancy watched from the back and interrupted, claiming Father Jansen had accidentally left the memorial off the scheduling calendar. After a few more explanations, Nancy told them the plan was to press on since the memorial was mostly for Nancy herself anyway. Chloe's music began to play, sending Brady into a melancholy mood. However, the vocal track to the CD was no working properly and, fearing someone would try to fix the machine and find Chloe instead, Chloe began to sing live accompaniment. Brady immediately could tell the voice was singing live, and he rushed out to find who sounded like Chloe.

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Tuesday, April 12, 2005

Nicole nearly discovers Chloe singing at the memorial service but Chloe slips inside the chapel. Nicole thinks Chloe's "life like" voice stems from the faulty sound system. The service gets underway and Brady proposes to dead Chloe, with a ring and all, telling her that they will be together in heaven. Nicole is hurt by this and Chloe is wrecked.

Hope is still angry with Bo, who is sleeping on the couch, over his defense of Billie. She rudely wakes him up and informs him that Billie has to go. Hope goes for a run leaving Bo alone with Billie. They talk about Patrick and what happened the previous night.

At Jennifer's house, Jennifer sees Patrick's scratched back from his night with Billie and he covers. Patrick mentions seeing Abby at Alice's bar and Jennifer has a breakdown; she desperately needs Jack. Patrick promises to be there for her and later, we see him on a cryptic call and we wonder what he's up to. Hope arrives and fills Jennifer in on Billie and Patrick's antics. Jennifer is disappointed and Hope calls her on it. Jennifer admits that she likes having Patrick around even though she continues to miss Jack. Hope goes home and catches Bo and Billie in each other's arms again!

Mimi is on tenterhooks as Tek informally questions her. Belle doesn't help things by pointing out that the fingernail Tek has looks just like Mimi's. The DNA test can't prove anything. Bonnie shows up and Mimi privately tells her about the struggle she had with Jan. Bonnie covers for Mimi to Tek but it doesn't appear Mimi will be able to hide the truth from Belle.

Shawn and Rex discuss their mission and Shawn is determined to rescue Philip using his inheritance and Brady's help.

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Wednesday, April 13, 2005

In the castle, Marlena is upset as she remembers making love to Roman. When he wakes, Marlena tells him she knows they needed each other for comfort but it can never happen again. They continue to pray that somehow they will get out of the castle and back home to John and Kate. They hear what sounds like digging coming through the wall and speculate that someone has finally come to rescue them!

Belle and Mimi arrive back from the hospital just as Shawn and Rex are about to leave. They update them about Jan's condition and Belle tells Shawn and Rex she called her dad and fills them in about John's latest plan to rescue Philip. Privately, Shawn and Rex realize this is exactly the kind of plan they need. They hack into John's computer and begin to download information. Belle and Mimi continue to discuss who could have attacked Jan and it looks as if Belle will realize it was Mimi. Mimi manages to dissuade her friend from ever believing she could try to kill someone.

At Marlena's penthouse, John and Kate continue to grow closer after making love the night before. They see old video footage of a celebration with Marlena and Roman and realize how much they miss them. John turns his attention back to coming up with a plan to rescue Philip. He has outlined a covert operation and sent the details to the ISA for approval. Will John catch Shawn and Rex's hacking attempt?

Nancy wonders what Brady would do if Chloe was still alive? Brady says he'd be with her, but it is impossible and time for him to move on. Back at the church, Nicole is thrilled when Brady tells her he may be ready to make a commitment to their future together soon.

Nancy meets up with Chloe outside the church and they both realize Brady is getting closer and closer to Nicole. They go back to the hospital where Chloe tells the doctor he has to fix her face, no matter what the risks.

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Thursday, April 14, 2005

Roman and Marlena, hoping to be rescued, hear a digging sound behind a stone wall in their castle prison cell. They work on digging themselves and when one stone is pulled back, they see Jack! Suddenly, the makeshift tunnel he created collapses, burying Jack! Roman and Marlena have to dig him out. Jack helps free them from their shackles but unfortunately, the tunnel is impassable. Roman is on fire to rescue his daughter, Cassie. Roman and Jack knock out two guards and Marlena is elated thinking they are finally going home!

Hope is devastated after seeing Bo holding Billie. She goes back to Jennifer's to confide her upset and says she doesn't trust Billie with her husband. Maybe it is time for Hope to draw a line in the sand.

Bo is with Billie and it is very difficult for him: he has to ask Billie to move out. Billie surprises Bo when she says she has come to the same conclusion. Billie made arrangements to move into Sami's old apartment and have Lucas vouch for her with the judge. Billie says an emotional goodbye and hugs Bo just as Hope walks in. (see above) Hope is furious until Billie comes downstairs with her bags packed. Bo explains he asked Billie to leave and she is moving out. Emotional Billie exits watching Bo and Hope draw closer, resigned she can never be with the man she loves.

Rex and Shawn hack into John's computer to download his top-secret plan to rescue Philip. John is about to catch them but is distracted by Belle's arrival. She is there to tell John and Kate the bad news about Jan. John immediately suspects Shawn is guilty and Belle has to defend him. Rex puts up a smokescreen on John's computer but Kate sees through it, inwardly wondering if Shawn is still working on his plan to rescue Philip. John sees Kate look distracted and confronts her; she does not alert John to what Shawn is doing. She only cares about saving her son!

Bonnie is aghast when she finds Mimi in Jan's ICU room. Tearful Mimi tells her mother she has to confess to trying to kill Jan. Bonnie says never confess to a crime, it is the Lockhart family code! Mimi has to go to the police, be completely honest, and face the consequences.

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Friday, April 15, 2005

Jack, Roman and Marlena find Cassie's room in the DiMera castle prison. Roman has an emotional reunion with his daughter and Jack is anxious to get going. Roman wants to search for other prisoners but the issue becomes moot when Cassie drops a vase and alerts two guards. Roman and Jack struggle with the guards and Jack is shot! One guard gets away and they know he will soon bring help. Jack's wound is superficial. The candelabrum in Cassie's room catches a wall tapestry on fire and when Cassie goes back in for her grandmother's bracelet, she is caught in the flames. Maternal Marlena goes to save her and the door slams shut, trapping them. Roman tries to unlock the door but the antique key breaks in the lock. More guards are coming and Marlena and Cassie are about to be burned alive!

Jennifer and Abby have an emotional reconciliation. Jennifer allows Abby to go out to dinner with Chelsea and her parents (so Jennifer can set up her surprise 17th birthday party). Alone, Jennifer prays no more tragedy will befall their family as we see Abby in a terrible car crash with Chelsea and her parents.

Nancy pleads with Chloe not to have dangerous surgery to restore her face immediately. She cautions Chloe to take her time but Chloe's mind is made up. Chloe signs the medical release forms clearing the way for her surgery.

Sami/Stan surprises Nicole outside the Kiriakis mansion. Nicole recognizes her/his voice when he repeats: the dead will walk again. If Nicole wants to keep Brady away from Chloe, she has to do exactly as Sami/Stan tells her... As Nancy and Chloe leave the hospital room, we see Nicole has been hiding in the hospital room closet.

Shawn and Rex go to see Brady to ask for Shawn's share of Grandpa Victor's inheritance. Brady says it will take time and he needs to know what Shawn will use it for. Shawn reveals they need money to finance a mission to rescue Philip. Brady is against Shawn doing this and wants to leave it up to his dad. Shawn begs Brady not to tell John what they're planning. Brady goes to visit John and sees he is in bad shape. John gets news from the ISA that they have rejected his latest plan to rescue Philip. John vows to Kate he will save Philip himself but Kate privately confides in Brady that she doesn't think John is up to the task. Brady goes back to Shawn and promises him the money he'll need for the mission on one condition: Brady is going with them. Shawn swears Brady to secrecy and they prepare to rescue Philip.

John is still shaky due to withdrawal & pain. He thanks Kate for all her help and asks her to move into the penthouse... permanently. Kate readily agrees!

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