Happiest SOB On The Planet.

Thursday, January 5th, 2012

Melanie accidentally knocks Chad out, Daniel learns his diagnosis, and Brady has a proposition for John.

Happiest SOB On The Planet. image

Gabi and Melanie receive martial arts instruction at the spa. When Chad arrives, Melanie accidentally kicks him in the head. Chad goes down. Gabi gets him water and he seems rather disoriented. He thinks Melanie should trade in the white belt for a black belt. He cracks jokes and Quinn asks if he should brace himself for a lawsuit. Everyone laughs. Quinn offers to call Abby to give him a ride home but Chad informs them they broke up. Gabi seems almost pleased momentarily. She offers him a ride and lunch. Quinn takes Gabi aside and Mel apologizes but says if it was recorded, it'd be a video sensation. Chad's happy they can still joke this way. He admits he was only there to say hello. Though he agreed to back down, he didn't agree to stop seeing her.


Brady arrives at the townhouse and John complains about his lack of funds. He's planning on building Basic Black from the ground up. Brady offers a handout but John is adamantly opposed. Brady's all for John's plans and offers a partnership. Brady's proud of what he did at Titan but wants this opportunity with John. John could use a partner like Brady, but feels he's the last thing his son could use so he refuses him. Jack arrives and interviews John about his plans after being in jail. After Jack leaves, Brady talks about his relationship with Madison. He wants what John and Marlena have. They discuss Basic Black and John asks him to talk it over with Madison and consider his options. If he still wants to do it, John says, "I'll be the happiest SOB on the planet."


At the house, Jack excitedly hands over brochures to Jennifer for their Hawaiian trip. His excitement is catching and Jenn thanks him for planning it so well. She appreciates him getting them separate bedrooms. Jack worries about Jenn's feelings for Daniel. Jenn doesn't want to discuss that and reminds him they agreed to take their relationship one day at a time. This frustrates him. He decides to put the holiday on hold and tells Jenn he's off to interview John. Jenn wonders if Marlena can help him find closure.


Daniel paces Lexi's office at the hospital. Maggie arrives to support him while he receives his test results. Lexi arrives with bad news. Daniel learns he has Intention Tremors. Maggie has never heard of it. It's likely Daniel had a stroke while he was asleep and this is what he was left with. Unfortunately, his condition is irreversible. Maggie's there for him and reminds him he still has the mind, heart and capability to be a doctor. He freaks out. He's in shock. Being a surgeon is who he is. He storms out and Maggie tears up. She felt she was interfering in something so personal since she has only been Daniel's mother for a short time. Lexi knows Maggie will help him carve another path in life. Lexi comforts Maggie, who finds Lexi very strong because of the challenges she has faced with Theo.


While wandering aimlessly through the square, Daniel bumps into Jenn. She can tell he's distracted and wants to be there for him. He reluctantly fills her in on his news. He tells her there could be someone out there who is busy discovering a cure. Maybe he'll discover it. Jenn feels bad and worse that she hurt him. Daniel tells her she saved him, and hugs her. Jack shows up and watches them hug.


Quinn, Mel, Gabi and Chad arrive at the pub. Quinn ponders Melanie's relationship status, making Chad uncomfortable. Nearby, Gabi asks if Mel thinks Abby would mind if she went out with Chad again. Mel struggles with her answer. Later, Mel looks jealous as Gabi flirts with Chad. When Quinn offers to train Mel one-on-one, she accepts.


Salem Spoilers For The Next Days of our Lives:

"Your mother knows," Marlena pointedly tells Will, "that secrets have a way of coming out."

"There's something we have to talk about," Brady says to Madison.

"What is she going to do that's going to break my heart?" Rafe asks Will.

Read "Days of our Lives" Day Ahead Recaps on Soaps.com by checking for the latest update in the character bios in the DOOL Castlist. Use one of the character names from the above spoilers!

Please abide by the Guidelines when posting and Contact a moderator if one is required to handle comment issues. Feel Free to check out DOOL's late breaking news, Comings and Goings, and DOOL Spoilers! Screen shots may not be used without express permission from Soaps.com.

We invite you to join us on Twitter @soapoperafan, and Facebook. Come tweet and Facebook with us about "Days of our Lives," all the other soap operas, "Dirty Soap," "Glee," "Grey’s Anatomy," and "Vampire Diaries," and "Venice The Series."

- Christine Fix

Previous in Recaps You Replaced Me.

Next in Recaps Popsicle Sticks And A Nickel.