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    Down The Garden Path.

    Friday, September 28 2012
    Adrienne guesses that Lucas is uncomfortable with his son's sexual orientation, Will gives Sami advice, and EJ blackmails Rafe.

    Lucas goes to Adrienne at the cafe, and admits he doesn't want Will and Sonny "to do it." Adrienne's offended but Lucas reminds her of what Will overheard and defends his son. Since Sonny's within earshot they leave the cafe to continue their talk.

    At the apartment, Sami admits Rafe didn't see their date as a big deal. She blames Rafe. "Rafe was leading me down the garden path and then turned onto the highway." He broke her heart again. Will thinks Rafe needs time or she misunderstood the situation. What should Sami do? "Are you serious? Were you born yesterday?" Sami knows she should talk to him but she's supposed to be focusing on work and the kids. Will accuses her of playing games.

    EJ goes to Rafe's loft to discuss Gabi going to prison for her crimes - unless they can come to some agreement. Gabi goes free as long as Rafe gives EJ Sami. He needs to make a choice.

    Outside the square, Gabi talks in circles about her crimes to Justin and finally comes clean. She knows she has to face consequences. Justin says she's looking at obstruction of justice, conspiracy, and making false statements to the police. She could face 10 years in the pokey. She gasps and cries. Justin says Melanie may be subpoenaed to testify against her and so will Chad.

    Brady goes to see Melanie at Chad's but finds Chad alone and looking awful. Chad tells him the wedding is off. Is he happy? Brady only wanted them to slow things down. Chad wonders if Melanie was influenced by those who didn't want them to get married.

    Melanie walks in on Maggie and Daniel at his place. They look bewildered when she lets them know she's leaving Salem to see Carly. They agree it may be a good idea for her to get away, even though they'll miss her. Everyone bawls. Maggie leaves the room and Brady shows up. Daniel gives them time alone. Brady wonders if she would have left town without saying goodbye. This is hard for her - leaving her loved ones. Melanie cries in his arms. He hears that Chad beat Nick. "He left that part out," Brady says and jokes that one less person hovering over him will be better for him. They'll miss each other so much. They bawl, hugging once again and he leaves. Daniel returns and they start up again with the tears while they say their goodbyes. Maggie comes out and Mel hands over her engagement ring, asking her to return it to Chad. Daniel thinks she should do it on her own but she can't. She leaves with one parting glance and Daniel holds his heart. Outside, Maggie's weeping. Melanie tells her saying goodbye to her is going to hurt the most. They sob into each other's arms.

    Lucas takes Adrienne to the square where he tells her Sonny's more experienced than Will. "At what? Being gay?" Lucas says they're moving too fast. They were kissing! Adrienne's sarcastic. Will walks by and eavesdrops as Adrienne thinks Lucas is uncomfortable with Will being gay. Lucas denies that but needs time to get used to seeing the PDA. Adrienne admits she was wrong to let her feelings about him and Sami influence her feelings about Will who is a great kid. Lucas is proud of him. Adrienne says one day they may be in-laws. She winks and says, "Put that in your pipe and smoke it, baby." She wanders away and Lucas comes face-to-face with Will. Lucas claims he's not a homophobe. His feelings 'are what they are'. Will's sad his father doesn't see or like him the way he is. Lucas wants to work it out but Will walks away. Lucas still loves him. Will thinks that sounds terrible. Until Lucas changes the way he feels, they've nothing to say to one another.

    Gabi rushes to Rafe's loft door after seeing Justin. EJ leaves, thinking he has Rafe's answer. Rafe tries to calm Gabi down. He'll take care of everything.

    Sami winds up at work flashing back to kissing Rafe. She tells her secretary to put all calls from Rafe through and then decides to go see him in person.

    EJ stops by Chad's place to tell him everything is under control. Chad says whatever is under control had better not get in the way of him and Melanie. Chad rants and raves and EJ promises to go fix it.

    Rafe's fresh from the shower in a towel when Sami drops by all smiles. She confronts him about being distant earlier. She'd like to start over - altogether. Rafe tells her it's not going to work.

    Adrienne goes home to tell Justin she defended Sonny and Will. He's surprised. Sonny watches as Adrienne admits she feels good about the boys. Sonny's proud and there are hugs all around.

    Back at the square, Gabi almost bumps into Chad who is walking by with a mission. She hides.

    EJ arrives on Daniel's doorstep to see Melanie but Daniel tells him she's already gone.

    Sneak peek!

    Nicole finds Rafe upset and wants to help.

    As Jenn makes a call to a DNA lab...

    Caroline confronts Roman.

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    Posted by 25YRSOFDAYS at Friday, September 28 2012 11:19 AM

    Bringing this over since the new recap just came up . .

    Zuzu - I agree with makesmehappy ... pls tell us how/why you're staying away from DAYS. I'm personally very curious, but I also think its important to put it out there (In a public forum) exactly why you've stopped watching cuz I do believe they have people reading these boards to get a better idea of what viewers want to see (what they like and what they don't, etc.)

    Posting before I lose this ...

    Posted by 25YRSOFDAYS at Friday, September 28 2012 11:20 AM

    Why exactly is Melanie leaving???? Was it MB's decision to pursue something else, or did they just write her off for their own reasons? I agree with makesmehappy ... I'm finally liking her now that she's got so much family (with Daniel and Maggie) and has a real place in Salem. There's so much more they could do with her character ... Especially if they brought back some other younger ones like belle and Shawn, Chelsea and max, etc. maybe they found that she just wasn't likeable as I know several posters on here have been counting down the days until her departure. I wonder if finding a new actress to play Melanie would make a difference. For me, I was just starting to feel the significance of the Melanie character, and now it's like they're not even giving her a chance to see where things could go. Anyway ......

    Posted by little bear at Friday, September 28 2012 11:30 AM

    Just watching Thursday's episode at the moment, then i have to catch up on Tuesday's on youtube cos it was preempted here!

    Anyway i was going to wait until i was update to date before commenting but i just couldn't hold in what i wanted to say a single second longer!! So here goes . . .

    1. What on earth is wrong with Rafe?!?!?!?!?! Why does he act like he is little mr king of the goody two shoes?!?!?!?!?! Carrying on about how Sami broke his heart and how he doesn't know how he could ever trust her again, and how she ruined this perfect marriage that they had!!!!! Does he suffer from short and long term memory loss?!?!?!?!?! Has it slipped his mind that he was developing feelings for Sami's sister?! Has he forgotten that he kissed Sami's sister long before he found out what she did with EJ?! Has he forgotten that he himself is not actually perfect?! Rafe needs to get a HUGE dose of reality!!!!! Sami needs to stop lying down and taking all of this nonsense that Rafe is hurling her way!! She needs to stand up for herself and remind him that they BOTH ruined their marriage!! It was not all on her neither is it all on him!! They didn't work out, their marriage broke up because they both cheated!! Rafe needs to realise this and stop with all the "poor me" boo-hoo carry on because he is driving me crazy!!!!!

    Posted by little bear at Friday, September 28 2012 11:35 AM

    2. While i'm on the subject of Rafe i have another thing that he is annoying me with at the moment!! Before i say it i should clarify that i actually do not dislike Rafe at all!! I absolutely ADORED GG on Passions he and Sheridan were my absolute favourite couple and i liked him lots when he first came to Salem, but i just find him quite dull and beyond hypocritical so he tends to frustrate me quite frequently!! So on to point number two on my list of annoyances with Rafe . . . he hates EJ because EJ breaks the law whenever it suits him and yet he does the EXACT same thing!! He was more than happy to hide EJ's daughter from him and illegally adopt Grace, he was more than happy to hide the fact that Sami shot EJ in the head, he was even more than happy to throw his sister under the bus to his Sami's illegal activities, and now he is more than happy to cover up his little sister's illegal activities!! Oh yeah and then there's the fact he's once again playing with DNA results to keep a baby from it's daddy!! This guy seems to be breaking laws every time i turn around and yet he acts so high and mighty about everyone else's crimes!!

    Posted by little bear at Friday, September 28 2012 11:39 AM

    3. So as i'm still watching thursday's episode, friday's doesn't start here for another 90 minutes, i wanted to comment on the conversation between Lucas and Sami about Will. I really love Sami and Lucas in a scene together when they are not their relationship!! I think Lucas and Sami make terrific friends, i think they get each other as friends and i think they love and care about each other as friends, it is only when they enter into a romantic relationship that i can't stand Lucas!! I think the time has well and truly passed for these two to succeed at a relationship, and i think it is great to focus on their friendship because Lucas is a really wonderful and tolerant friend to Sami . . . and boy does she need a friend!! I loved how in their discussion about Will that for once Sami got to be the mature and sensible and grown-up one!! Despite all the criticisms she gets she absolutely 100% and unconditionally loves her son!! It doesn't matter to her that he is gay and it is great that she is able to be there for Lucas as he comes to terms with the reality of who their son is!!

    Oh and on a side note as Allie is meant to be what about 6 she should be passed the drawing of a stick figure like the one of Will she drew!!!!!

    Posted by 25YRSOFDAYS at Friday, September 28 2012 11:40 AM

    Apologies in advance, but I MUST take a moment to rant about EJ/Sami/Rafe . . .

    I should start off by saying that my preferences for Sami are EJ (because they are soooooo compatible and have SUCH amazing chemistry AND, they share two children . . . and I'd love to see them have MORE if they were ever to become a REAL couple). If TPTB have no intention of ever putting EJAMI together, I would want to see her with Lucas. They have sooooooo much history. They've always been great friends. She's a Brady, and he's a Horton (representing core DAYS families), and they share two children!! Rafe is the LAST person in Salem I want to see her with, and I cannot even begin to describe how much I HATE this storyline that seems to be unfolding. I honestly see ZERO difference between this storyline and the one that tore apart EJAMI two years ago. At that time, Sami went to live with EJ "for the kids" and Rafe couldn't handle it. EJ had been covering up his own Sydnapping escapade, and the entire EJAMI build-up (although unbelievably sweet, romantic, moving, and everything we yearn to see in a supercouple build-up) was based on a LIE!!! And, of course, it all came crashing down as soon as Rafe learned the truth and went running to Sami to tell her the truth. I HATED that there was this lie between EJ and Sami because we all knew it would come out eventually and ruin everything. BUT, the other thing I HATED within this storyline was how quickly Sami forgot EVERYTHING she was feeling for EJ and their family literally within an instant!!! The very night she was supposed to have married EJ (I'm not excusing his actions in the least nor underestimating her anger towards him), but how you go from being head-over-heels in love to literally shooting the guy in the head (with the intent to kill), sleeping with your ex-lover, and then accepting his proposal that very night is just beyond anything credible in my book. I KNOW we shouldn't expect much in terms of credibility from our soaps, but seriously, this was written sooooooo poorly.

    Now, I see very little difference in what transpired today. EJ wants to get into a relationship with Sami, based on a complete LIE. Rafe will accept the deal for the sake of his sister (I'm actually happy he's choosing Gabi over Sami because I was REALLY mad when he chose Sami over Arianna just before she was killed). Sami seems to have forgotten every single emotion she felt for EJ just days ago . . . as Will pointed out to her today. She was just ready to start slowly dating EJ and seeing where things would go . . . if there was a future for them, etc. She admitted to him how much she cared about him. She risked her life and her family to help clear his name of the false charges. And now, Rafe shows the tiniest hint of interest in her, and she drops EJ like a hot potato?!?!? Honestly, this is RIDICULOUS!!!!!!! I HATE IT!!!!!!!!

    And the writers expect us to watch this play out all over again . . . Sami runs back to EJ cuz she can no longer have Rafe. They start to build something up when OOPS, suddenly the truth comes out about EJ's blackmailing, and then she runs BACK to Rafe, and they get married again and live happily . . .until her unresolved feelings for EJ come out AGAIN, and Rafe discovers AGAIN Sami's true nature and has difficulty living with it and living with EJ being in her life. HONESTLY, how many times do they expect us to watch this?????

    If it wasn't for the Nicole/Dannifer storyline . . . I'd be taking a DAYS break too. I barely watch anything else as it is since this latest destruction of ejami began. Maybe this is why the board is so quiet??? IDK . . . but I am definitely MAD about this latest turn of events :\

    Posted by feelingfrisky at Friday, September 28 2012 11:40 AM

    The whole EJ and Rafe thing is lame. And I almost want to smack Sami for forgetting how she really feels about EJ.
    The way Mel left was a bit OVER kill on all the tears. They should of had a big dinner party at Maggie's restaurant to send her off.

    Posted by 25YRSOFDAYS at Friday, September 28 2012 11:45 AM

    Little Bear - Just read your comment #2, and I TOTALLY AGREE!!!!! AND, ON TOP OF IT . . . HE'S A COP!!!!!!!! At least Roman has been MUCH better about administering the law when it comes to his family and not letting them off the hook when they've messed up. I respect that about him! I know ChiSox wrote that the good guys aren't 100% good and vice versa, but Rafe has REALLY done A LOT of running outside the law, and it IS super frustrating seeing that it's somehow perfectly okay for him, but EJ does it, and he's the devil incarnate! I bet, if Rafe had the resources, it wouldn't be beneath him to pull off his own doppleganger crime, and I bet he wouldn't hesitate for a minute to pretend that EJs baby with Nicole was dead in order to keep it from EJ. GHEESH!!! He has got to be the most frustrating character in Salem . . . IMHO!!! ;-)

    Posted by Diana8254 at Friday, September 28 2012 11:47 AM


    Molly left on her own the end of June just like Peter is.

    I really don't like how they are writing Jenn. It is none of her business if Daniel is doing wrong with Nicole DNA test.

    Rafe is trying to protect his sister from prison.

    Posted by little bear at Friday, September 28 2012 11:50 AM

    4. On to Chad, Melanie, Nick and Gabi . . . i am really enjoying this story and each and every single one of the characters involved!! It's a shame Melanie is leaving because i would have really loved to see this story continue to develop with all of the players still around!! Oh and i would like to see Will and Sonny somehow involved!! I think this is the very first time i can truly and honestly say that i really like Gabi . . . and not just as the resident crazy girl!! I think the actress is doing a brilliant job and i think if done properly she could totally turn out to be the new Sami character!! I am really enjoying watching her struggle with trying to do the right thing but also get what she wants, and that she acts impulsively without thinking through all the consequences of her actions!! I am loving crazy and unstable Chad and can't wait to see how he takes out his rage and frustration on Gabi!! I am really enjoying Nick, although it was a bit of overkill at first with his return i am really enjoying him now, i like the possibility of him and Gabi as a couple, and i hope he is able to be there for her while Chad is undoubtedly going to try to make her life miserable for what she did to him and Melanie!!

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