Escape to L.A.
Rob is at his desk waiting for Nicole when the phone rings.
“I wont’ be able to make it tonight.”
“Yes, I just have to take care of something. I’ll call you later, if it takes longer than I think it will.”
Rob hears background noise coming from Nicole’s phone.”
“YOUR’E ON A PLANE—why? Nicole, why?”
“I have to make sure Brady’s OK and find out about this woman.”
“Brady is an idiot, and more importantly, not your problem. Does Theresa know?”
“I told her I was going to Chicago.”
“Theresa’s going to figure it out; she’s not…you, Brady, Theresa— this is not going to end well, and you will…”
“Relax, Rob. Everything is going to be fine.”
“Great. I’m really worried now. Here we go again.”
“I’m going to go. Don’t worry about me.”
“I always worry…Nicole?”
“if you need help with anything while your there, call me, and I’m on it.”
“Please don’t do anything stupid.”
“I wont, I won’t.” Nicole hangs up.
Rob hangs up the phone too “I can’t believe her.” Rob picks up the phone again. “Hi, can I come see you right now?”
“So Robert, What’s on your mind?”
This week in Salem…
Nicole got a pre-ordered Valentine’s day gift from Daniel.
Fynn identified Brady’s dream woman and made plans to find her.
Lani overheard a conversation between Shawn and Belle and tried to offer her two cents. Belle told her to mind her own business.
Would Shawn and Lani make a nice couple?
“You know who makes a nice couple, Marlena? Me and Nicole!”
“Are you having feelings for her again?”
“Not in a destructive way. No, right now I’m frustrated with her stupid choices again.”
John and Eduardo discussed the organization hunting them. A friendship is forming. Will they be able to take down whoever’s after them?
“John’s a great guy. I know you and him will be able to get through anything together, Marlena?”
“Thank you. But let’s focus on you.”
“John and Phillip discussed a Greek connection to Dr. Malcom. John told Phillip to back off of Belle. Will Phillip listen this time?
“I hope so. Belle needs to focus on her family.”
Eduardo seemed surprised that Kate was into Deimos. Now will Deimos and Kate become DATE?
“Eduardo’s dodged a big bullet.”
“Victor’s goon failed to deliver his message to Deimos. What was the severity of the message just to scare him, or worse?
Deimos texted Victor that it would take more than that to get rid of him. Eduardo started following Deimos around.
Chad told Harold that he works for him now and to ignore Stefano and Andre…
disloyal twit…sorry, I know you like him.
“I do. He saved my life.”
“Sure, sure. Saved your life, failed his test, whatever.”
“Didn’t you stop working for Stefano because of Nicole, Robert?”
“Different situation entirely…but, yes, lot of good it did me though…say, Marlena, what do you think about me working for Andre? Somebody has to help him, right? The poor man’s all alone.”
“We talked about that. It’s not a good idea. I strongly urge you not to do so.”
“You’re right of course. Sorry.”
JJ is still giving Abigail grief about DiMera mansion.
Roman, Hope, and Rafe discussed Stefano’s disappearance.
Rafe and Hope set up Andre for Stefano’s murder.
Ava sent Kayla a video of her and Steve having sex.
Hey, Marlena, do you think that Ava and john have a child out there somewhere?
“Kayla kicked Steve out. Poor woman was destroyed.”
Can Steve say he did it for Kayla, just like Sami told Lucas she did it for him, when EJ and her did it, so he would save Lucas?
Belle started spending the money. Sami stole from the DiMeras and sent her to hide.
Is this the beginning of Andre finding out?
Claire confronted her on this and ended up calling her mother a whore and a good liar. Belle resisted the urge to smack Claire a good one.”
“Lucky for Claire, times have changed. I think Claire should force Belle to buy her a sports car or she’ll tell Shawn everything.”
Andre again tried to convince Chad that Hope killed Stefano. Chad, ignoring what’s right in front of him, wouldn’t bite.
“Will Chad wake up, and how soon until he does?”
“Chad’s focused on his family right now.”
“Stefano and Andre are his family.”
“Ciara hasn’t told anyone that Chase assaulted her. Chase has disappeared.” How long until Ciara cracks?
“Theo shared a why-he-misses-Stefano story with Ciara. Ciara and Theo continue to grow closer.”
Will Theo snap and go after Chase when this all gets out?
Nicole gave away her and Daniels wedding gifts to charity.
“Aren’t you suppose to return them to the people who gave them? Wonder what she did with mine?”
Theresa was dumbfounded as to why Brady had to drop everything and chase a dream. Is this the beginning of their end?
“Brady’s not the sharpest knife in the drawer, Marlena.”
Nicole lied to Theresa about where she had to go. Theresa figured it out immediately and went to L.A. after them.
“Wasn’t Theresa banned by a judge to stay away from L.A.? Will Brady’s foolishness end up putting Theresa in jail for violating her court conditions?
Shawn gave Belle the business about helping Sami with the money. Belle let Shawn have it.
Belle told Eric he could face three-14 years in jail.
Drunk Eric confronted High Jennifer and eventually kissed her. What are your thoughts on ERIJEN?
“Erijen…Nope, have to come up with something better.
“I like them as a couple though.”
Theo AND Joey tried to find out what was bothering Ciara. She didn’t tell them about Chase.
Roman could tell Rafe and Hope were not acting normally. Will he do anything when he finds out?
“Nope. He wont do anything.”
Phillip, trying to make things right with Victor, told him everything. Victor angrily told him to go back to Deimos, but you work for ME now.”
Belle wants to but victors club using stolen DiMera money.
Belle, as a club owner, how will this all play out?
After talking to Steve, John conveniently forgot about his time with Ava.
“Ava’s a mean vicious woman,” went Marlena.
“Please tell me you hate Ava more than you do Kristen, Marlena?”
“I’m not sure I can.”
Brady, looking for Daniel’s dream girl, “Summer,” ran into Dario Hernandez who told her Summer had serious mental issues and spent time in an institution.
Would you like to see Dario back in Salem?
Brady ran into her at the beach, as she was going for a swim, fully clothed. Is she trying to hurt herself or just going for a swim?
“People don’t usually swim fully clothed.”
“But, did Dario say she…had issues?”
Anyway, Brady ran in after her…fully clothed.
“What will happen when Nicole and Theresa both catch up to Brady?”
“I’m sure they will all work it out like adults.”
“HA! That’s funny, Marlena.
Oh, and head writer jJsh Griffith left the show. Dena was told to stop writing, and one of the junior writers was promoted to Josh’s place.
Tighter schedules, new writers. How do you feel about Days writing situation?
“Everything is going to work out fine.”
“Great. Now that that’s out of the way, Robert, lets talk about you again.”
“Sigh. Sure, sure.”
Time to turn the hourglass.
By Robert Feldmann
Edited by Akbi Khan