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Monday, August 14, 2006

It's a day before their wedding and Sami and Austin are scrambling to finalize their plans. E.J. stops by the apartment and pitches an idea that would involve he, Austin, and Kate going into business together, a business in which they promote a celebrity race car driver. Later, E.J. approaches Stephanie about being that driver.

Chelsea learns that her community service job will entail working in the hospital file room. Later, when she goes to Max's garage to sulk, she finds him with Stephanie. Meanwhile, when E.J. approaches Stephanie about the "opportunity" we see it doesn't sit well with Max.

Patrick comforts Hope after learning that she has decided to proceed with her plans to divorce Bo. Patrick has plans of his own; he wants the two of them to move forward in their relationship. Later, Patrick tells Hope he'd like to become a cop. Hope encourages him, and Bo enters the house only to find the two in an embrace.

At the pub, Bo, Steve, Billie and Kayla have an enjoyable time playing darts and we see subtle hints of chemistry between Steve and Billie. Later, Steve calls Kayla "sweetness" and we wonder if he's regaining his memory. Also, Bo is served divorce papers and storms out of the pub.

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Sami is on a roll, making last-minute arrangements for her wedding to Austin. Kate is desperate for a way to stop it. Since time is limited, Sami and Austin go to the hospital to invite guests in person. Austin invites Lexie and Sami inwardly freaks. Lexie, however, turns down the invite. She has something important to do that will change a lot of lives. Sami is terrified that Lexie plans to sabotage the wedding! Later, Sami realizes she can't stay with Austin that night, so E.J. gallantly offers to let her stay with him. Sami eagerly accepts. As Sami goes off with E.J., we see Austin is not a happy camper.

E.J. convinces Stephanie to sign on with the company he's starting with Austin and Kate. Lucas overhears Stephanie on the phone and tries to talk her out of signing with the competition. Working with Kate and E.J. is a bad idea. Kate interrupts. She wants Lucas to help her stop Sami and Austin's wedding. Lucas vows, if his mother lifts a finger against Sami, she'll lose two of her sons.

Angry Bo shows Hope the ripped-up court summons. He vows to fight the divorce, but Hope is resolved to go through with it. Patrick tells Bo that he's applying to the police academy. Bo reacts: over his dead body! Later, when he's alone with Hope, Bo realizes someone must've changed his email reply when Hope first asked for a divorce. Bo never agreed. He loves Hope, and he'll fight for their marriage. Bo realizes Chelsea changed the email! Does this change Hope's mind about the divorce? Emotional Hope shakes her head. Too much has happened.

John works undercover to help Bo prove he didn't steal evidence to clear Chelsea. Zeroing in on Officer Eve as a suspect, John asks her out on a date. Kate overhears. She's stunned (and inwardly pleased) when she hears that John and Marlena have separated. But she's wary about John getting to know Eve.

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

E.J. surprises Sami with a romantic dinner-for-two to celebrate on the eve of her wedding. He gives her a lovely pair of pearl earrings in oyster shells. While he helps her eat the oysters, Sami spills dipping sauce all over their clothes. E.J. suggests they change. When Austin comes over to say goodnight to Sami, he finds her and E.J. half-naked! Sami explains about the dipping sauce and tries to laugh it off, but Austin isn't amused. Sami promises Austin she's faithful to him and they kiss passionately. After Austin leaves, we see the gloved figure lurking outside Sami's apartment.

At Dune, Bo buys Steve a beer. They see John on his date with Officer Eve. John keeps trying to make inroads with Eve, but she's guarded, after having been warned about John by Kate. John does get Eve to commit to another date.

Hope and Kayla catch up and we see their old closeness. But there's one sticking point: the subject of Bo. Hope is determined to go ahead with the divorce while Kayla wishes she'd reconsider. Later, Patrick arrives and Hope quizzes him on his police academy material. When she shows him how to cuff a suspect, they get cuffed together without a key. They're forced to go to the Salem PD where Bo is less than thrilled to see the two in such a compromising position.

Steve runs into Stephanie at Dune where she's celebrating her business deal as spokesperson for E.J., Kate and Austin's company. Steve is proud of her. He'll be in the front row cheering his daughter! Emotional Steve hugs her and vows that from now on, he'll always be there for his little girl.

Billie works on her self-esteem as a single woman. She thinks Chelsea needs to work on hers, as well, and concentrate on her community service work. It's time for Chelsea to do good deeds for others. Selfish Chelsea is skeptical.

Thursday, August 17, 2006

Abby wants to throw a picnic for Jack and Jennifer. Unfortunately, Jennifer has plans with Frankie; they're going to Sami's wedding. Abby tries to persuade her mom to change her plans but Jack urges her not to. Upset, Abby tells her dad that she's going to hang out with E.J. instead. Jack reacts; he doesn't want Abby near E.J. Jack remembers meeting him in Europe and thinks it's best if Abby steers clear. The guy doesn't exactly have a great reputation. Jennifer steps in, but Abby insults her and exits. Later, Jennifer and Jack share a close moment and we see both are still very affected by each other.

Billie and Chelsea are at the pub having dinner. Chelsea calls Max and wants to blow off her shift at the hospital, but Billie urges her daughter to do the right thing. Later, Lexie arrives and Billie invites her to join them. Lexie talks about her situation with Abe and we see how much it's truly affected her. Abe arrives but freezes her out. Lexie tries talking to him but it's no use. He warns her that he intends to proceed with the divorce as well as custody of Theo.

At the hospital Chelsea is facing a pile of reports when Abby calls her venting about her mom. Distracted, Chelsea fails to see the mysterious gloved figure place a folder on her stack. Later, she sees the folder is marked: Claire Kiriakis. She opens it and is stunned by the contents.

Mimi, Belle, Shawn and Philip discuss a custody agreement pertaining to their babies. Shawn and Belle aren't thrilled about this, but Philip thinks it's a good idea. Talks break down and Shawn storms out, followed later by Philip. Mimi and Belle are left together and we wonder if they're ever going to come to a resolution.

Friday, August 18, 2006

Belle and Mimi, still at odds after the custody argument, worry that they haven't heard from Shawn and Philip. It turns out the guys are at the pub trying to come up with a solution to their problems. Philip thinks Shawn and Mimi should move away from Salem. Shawn refuses. Instead of a fist fight, the boys battle it out in a drinking contest. Shawn "wins," but when he gets home, he passes out. When Mimi finds Shawn he's unconscious!

Bo confronts Chelsea about changing the email he sent to Hope. Because of Chelsea, Bo and Hope's marriage is falling apart. Billie is furious when she hears what Chelsea has done. Bo vows he will have nothing to do with Chelsea if she keeps acting in selfish and destructive ways. Chelsea runs out in tears. Later, Chelsea runs into Belle at the garage. Seeing Belle with Claire, and knowing that Shawn is the baby's father, makes Chelsea realize it's time for her to do the right thing.

Caroline tries to convince Bo and Hope to attend Sami's wedding together. Hope refuses. They're getting divorced. In private, Bo tries to change Hope's mind. He reminds her about Chelsea changing the emails. He will not give up on a future with Hope. Later, when Bo is with Billie, she wonders if he meant what he said to Chelsea about kicking her out of his life. Bo is firm: unless Chelsea can clean up her act, he's washing his hands of her.

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