You cover up your fear with your cruelty

Thursday, February 7th, 2008

Kayla gets good and bad news, Colleen says goodbye and John is surprised by his emotions.

You cover up your fear with your cruelty image

At the Aubin pub, Philip and Chloe commiserate over their sadness over the knowledge of Colleen's admission she will die. They talk about the irony of the situation until Philip takes a call from Lexi, who is trying to get in contact with Kayla. Phil explains a little about what's happening and says everyone has turned their cell phone off because they're meeting with Colleen. Lexi is shocked that Colleen was behind Claire's kidnapping. She sighs when he tells her that Colleen tried to keep Claire away from Stefano. After Philip agrees to have Kayla call her, Philip and Chloe discuss how Lexi's related to John and think it's better that Lexi wait to hear about John's relation to her from him. Philip tells Chloe how he felt when he thought he was dying. He hopes Colleen is peaceful. After she hangs up the phone, Lexi calls the lab. She says she wants more blood tests and tells the person at the other end of the line that she does realize this is a life and death situation.

Philip says to Chloe that it's very strange that they haven't heard word from Brady and haven't heard any mention of ransom. Nothing makes sense. Chloe says, "So you don't think it's Stefano?" Philip replies in the negative but thinks it was someone powerful who had something to gain from Brady's disappearance.


In her room, Colleen tells the family she has cancer and has fought it for so long but now it's too late for her. She'll soon pass on but is happy to be able to visit with her family and her beloved brother. Shawn cries that God wouldn't be this cruel to take her away but Colleen says this is fate - not God's work. When John disrespects Colleen, Shawn stands up for her and Bo tells John through gritted teeth that he has crossed the line. Colleen says it's fine - he has a right to be angry or to hate her for what she has done but John says he doesn't hate her - he feels nothing for her. Then he corrects himself and admits the only feeling he has is disappointment for not killing her when he had the chance! Hope yells to him to stop being so cruel but John thinks Colleen's the cruel one and calls her manipulative for the way she treated Santo. Colleen retorts that she loved Santo enough to let him go. She knows Marlena understands this and stands up for Santo. She tells them he loved her but she couldn't allow him to leave his wife. John comments that he doesn't think she did him a favor by faking her death. Stefano told him that because of her faked death, Santo became a broken shell of a man who taught Stefano how to resent. Colleen doesn't believe this and tells him Santo was kind. She thinks John is just as kind but his kindness is buried deep inside and she's sure that John's bitterness scares him more than anyone else. "You cover up your fear with your cruelty," she finishes, before asking Shawn and Belle to come to her. Shawn takes Belle's hand in his and they sit with Colleen who tells them they're the future of the family. She asks that they not forget where they come from and says her tearful goodbyes. "It's alright, I promise you. I love you." She says. Shawn promises not to let her down. Colleen asks to talk to Bo and says though he doesn’t have Brady blood, he's got the spirit. "I hear you're a pain in the arse," she says, smiling, and everyone laughs. She tells Hope to stand by her man and thinks he's a lucky man to have her. She asks him to take care of her brother. Kayla says she wishes she could help. Colleen calls her a healer and tells Marlena she is the tower of strength in the family and it pleases her to know she'll do what she can to keep the family together. Colleen asks for time alone with Shawn and John, so Hope hugs her and says she'll never forget her. Bo tells Colleen he has always thought of himself as a Brady and always will. Shawn tells her he'll never let Claire forget her and everyone waits outside the door.


Belle gives John the medallion that Colleen gave to her. She wants him to give it to Sami and thinks it'll mean a lot to her. After she leaves, John drops it in the trash and asks Marlena snidely how much more time Colleen has. Marlena gives him a dirty look and pulls the medallion out of the trash while Shawn Sr. takes the blame for this and asks Colleen's forgiveness. Colleen reminds him that he did the right thing years ago by telling her the truth about Santo being married and therefore, there is nothing to forgive. She wants him to remember her from their childhood. Shawn hugs Colleen and says, "I love you Leenie. We'll be together again." Shawn leaves with one last glance back as Colleen holds her arms out to John. "You won't deny me one last dying wish." She begs him to come to her and John reluctantly goes to Colleen and sits at her side and allows her to hold him close. Marlena struggles with her tears as she and Shawn watch.

Outside Colleen's door, the family wishes Sami could have met Colleen. Shawn and Bo worry about Shawn and Kayla says it'll be hard on him. Bo knows it's important that Pop is here for her and that they're there for him, when she's dead and gone. Marlena leaves Colleen's room and calls everyone back. "It won't be long now," she says quietly. Colleen holds John and tells him she loves him so. She asks him to hold her in his arms, one last time. "Please John." John moves closer and holds her close. "I have to rest now, John," Colleen repeats, over and over until she passes away quietly, in John's arms. John moves away from her and Shawn pays his last respects and kisses his sister's forehead. Bo covers Colleen with a blanket as the family quietly weeps.


Shawn and the family comes down the stairs and Shawn cries that he can't believe she's gone. Philip and Chloe give their condolences and Philip tells Belle that Claire is getting some ice cream from Crystal and he has to get a message to Kayla. Chloe elects to go get Claire while Belle asks Shawn if they're back together. Shawn thinks it could work. He's no longer angry with her for what she did and says he and Philip have made their peace. He's willing to try to give it a go he says, while he takes her hand in his.

Philip offers the family his help if they need. Shawn cries over his loss and Philip quietly tells Kayla that Lexi called. Kayla calls Lexi and tells her that the family has been in shock since Colleen passed away suddenly. Lexi is saddened and gives her condolences but explains she has more bad news. She thinks things with Bo could be worse than they thought. Hope needs to know now. Kayla agrees and Lexi say she has more news. "Remember you had all that blood work done to check your hormones?" Kayla does and worries but Lexi has good news. "You're pregnant!" A surprised Kayla grins happily!


Upstairs, Marlena asks John what he's feeling. "Now that's a question only a shrink could ask," he says. "I feel like calling the jet and getting out of here," he continues. Marlena thinks that's fine and notices that John pauses to stare at Colleen's lifeless body. Marlena asks again what he's feeling and John whispers, "Nothing." He stays behind in Colleen's room after Marlena leaves and lifts the sheet from her face to give her a kiss on the forehead. He tells her, "Goodbye Mom." He sits beside her and appears surprised to find his eyes tearing up!


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