02/006/2012 Big events in Salem! Marknsprmo's recap
Cast of characters: Stefano, Kate, Austin, Carrie, Rafe, Sami, Jennifer, Lexie, Abe, Bo and Hope.
Envelopes remain unopened as we start todays episode. Austin comes to visit Kate at the Dimera mansion, perhaps to talk about his troubled marriage. His intent is not clear, but he does eventually open up about the trouble his marriage is going through. A distracted Stefano is looking out the window and not adding much to the conversation and Kate is obviously concerned that he seems a million miles aways. Kate suggests that Austin and Carrie should come for dinner. Stefano interjects that he remembers Carrie when she was a little girl running around the mansion. Tony used to think of her as his own daughter when he was married to Anna. Stefano says he misses them both (Tony and Carrie. I doubt that Stefano misses Anna much, but I do. I would love to hear from her). Nice use of history once again. The writers really pick up these little things that enrich even this small conversation. Austin admits to them about his marriage having a bump. They insist he goes to Carrie right this minute and wisk her away for a nice lunch and to work on their marriage. He agrees and leaves. After Austin goes off to set his marriage aright, Kate wants to know what is going on. Stefano is way off somewhere. He eventually breaks with the news of the ENVELOPES. Kate is shocked that Alice would use blackmail against Stefano. Stefano admits that Alice was a formidable opponent in her own way. She offers to open the envelope herself and tell him what's iside.He says he will be the one to open it when and if he decides to.
At the Horton home, Bo and Hope are having a similar conversation. She is frightened now that she has the envelope to find out what's inside. She wishes that there was a sign from Alice that would help her decide what's inside. Again with a nice nod to history, she notices her grandpa Tom's poetry book. She says Gran used to hide newspaper articles in the poetery book. When Tom would open the book, all these articles would fall out. Alice start to putting the clippings she cut out somewhere else but leaves this one saying "if not you who, if not now when?" she considers this a sign from Gran so she opens the envelope. When she looks at the paper, she kinda sumbles and drops the paper. Bo asks what is it?
Sami opens the door to Rafe and Carrie's office and sees the two kissing. She clears her throat to let them know she has caught them in their throw of passion. This is huge in Sami's mind. Catching that no good sister of hers chasing after her husband is just the last straw. She will never forget or forgive this infraction. Not too long after Sami shows up but here comes Austin as well. Austin over hears just enough to know that Rafe kissed Carrie. He heads right towards Rafe to give him a good thrashing but Carrie stands firm in his way (this looked pretty real. I kinda got scared that she was gonna get hurt. Carrie wouldn't allow for Rafe to get the blame. It was something that just happened. Rafe suggests that he and Sami go home and discuss this while Carrie and Austin gets to talk in the office. As much as Carrie wants to deny that this meant anything, Austin is not having it. He KNOWs that they have been out of sorts since John's trial and that Carrie and Rafe have this bond. (I thought this was a very mature and thoughtful take on the situation. He is being open and honest about exactly what is taking place. 10 extra points for Austin).
I don't think Carrie or Rafe are being honest about how they feel to eachother or their significant others or even themselves but Austin KNOWS and so does Sami. Speaking of which she just throws Rafe out the house as soon as they get there. BIotch that she is! Seriously I guess kissing someone is worse than actually doing the nasty on that germ ridden sofa in the Dimera living room. (Sami gets no points for this round of marriage.)
Meanwhile EJ and Nicole are plotting and planning how to use the fact that Abe is playing dirty against him. He has made a serious tatical error that he could have avoided buy simply not looking at the questions in advance. Since he took the questions away from EJ, that should have been enough. Now EJ is out for blood.
Watch Abe dig himself deeper in lie and get caught. And again remind me NEVER to use Jen as a wingman when I am doing something wrong and illegal. She sux at it. EJ AND Nicole are gonna play even dirtier and I smell a set up coming.
Over all a pretty intense day. I am seriously looking forward to finding out what is in Stefano's envelope from Alice. Hopefully it is not nearly as lame as the envelope from Stefano.
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