EJ, Taylor and Nicole
EJ just wants to “talk.” He tries to appeal to that little part of Taylor “that still loves” him. Will she buy it?
Nicole: “Dude, you are way too sold on your powers of persuasion..”
Nicole is all back off, I’m taking care of my sister. EJ apologizes for “anything I may have done.” Nicole is on fire: “Your hell is just beginning.”
EJ whines about how the woman he loves “detests me” and Samanther wants to take her kids away. Nic tells him to GTFO but Taylor’s all “Wait.” We can’t “wait” until Taylor gets back on that bus with a one-way ticket out of Salem.
EJ says he was desperate but Taylor reminds him he had full custody of the kids.
What’s up with Taylor’s sleeves?
Bo, Roman and Abe
Apparently the DA doesn’t cotton to making a convicted felon the lead investigator on what is apparently the department’s biggest case. Bo is willing to get fired over this for some stupid reason.
Given that Bo hasn’t scored a conviction since Lebron James won a championship, why are BOPE so confident they’ve got this under control?
Producer’s daughter apparently remembers the photo Rafe2 kept staring at when he was hanging at the PD not doing much of anything. OG Rafe2?
Hope & Rafe2
Hope tries to get Rafe2 to talk Fay Walker but no dice. Hope threatens him with Murder 2 but he’s cool “so long as I don’t get the needle.” Hope tries to persuade Rafe2 the DiMeras can sniff out a rat.
Hope tells Rafe2 about the witness protection option.
Then Roman kicks out Hope and Roman comes in. Shows Rafe2 his statement he made while he was all drugged up. Rafe2 says: “In that case, kiss my ass.”
Hope comes back and tells Rafe2 about being in jail, but Rafe2 apparently already knew about Night Hope, taunting her about whether she “brought her matches.” Hope’s all Roman wants to kill you but I’m totally gonna give you a second chance.
Adrienne, Justin & Maggie
They talk about how happy they are Sonny’s back in town.
Is PFLAG an NBC sponsor all of a sudden? In all fairness DOOL is taking a progressive look at this issue, complete with Maggie’s scarf of many colors.
Now that we think about it, Maggie’s outfit bears more than a passing resemblance to Don Johnson (circa Miami Vice, not so much Nash Bridges).
Kate, Chad and Lexie
Kate gives Lexie and Chad a case in constitutional law. Lexie tells Chad this is his familial “baptism by fire” and hopes her father and EJ get caught.
We love Kate but she looks like she got back from Mardi Gras – jangly beads (and lots of them), and appears a bit dissheveled.
Then, wouldn’t you when you just found out your husband and stepson kidnapped your grandson’s mother, created a… oh this makes my head hurt. When are the new writers getting here again?
Kate tries to convince Chad he should be loyal to his father. “Let me remind you you were raised by a law-abiding man who didn’t give a damn about you.”
Victor & Sonny
Victor thinks Sonny’s gay “as pink ink” revelation is a joke. In fairness that meant happy in Victor’s day.
Victor: “Are you sure it’s not a phase, like high-top sneakers with a suit?”
Sonny implies Victor should join PFLAG. Victor says he feels sorry for Sonny. Sonny reminds Victor he’s a serial groom. Victor is apparently well-educated on what gay couples can and cannot do for one another legally. I was really impressed by how Sonny went toe to toe with his uncle and took everything in stride.
Kinsey and Nicole
Kinsey says she’s read a lot about Nicole. We want to read this gossip column. Kinsey apparently talked smack about Nicole once upon a time and tries to apologize and be her buddy. She reminds us how much we miss Nicole the roving TV reporter.