Sami Crashes John and Marlena’s Wedding
Thursday August 23, 2018: Marlena walks down the aisle and she and John say their vows, Sonny flashes back to his wedding to Will, and Will remembers marrying Sonny.
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Wedding guests mill around the town square as John tells Steve that he and Doc will be together forever, just like him and Kayla. Brady and Eric pop up. They joke about the eye makeup John’s wearing then see Eve and Jennifer arguing. They escort them to neutral corners. Kayla shows Shawn a place to take photos and Abe says they can’t find the bride. Jennifer tells Eric that Hope and Rafe are in Chicago so not to call them. Before they call anyone else, Val appears and says she picked Marlena up. Claire appears with a basket for cell phones.
At Doug’s Place, Susan pulls the knife out of the Marlena doll and then Will appears to take her to the wedding.
At the Kiriakis mansion, Sonny is upset thinking about marrying Will. He takes a wedding photo and leaves.
Back at the square, Claire sings. Shawn and Belle look on lovingly. Kayla walks down the aisle and promises to tell Steve her secret later. Marlena walks down the aisle with Eric and Brady as the Wedding March begins. Marlena apologizes for her tardiness. John calls her worth waiting for. She notices his shiner under the makeup. Susan makes a spectacle of herself, blowing her nose then apologizes to Abe who continues the service. Will does a reading – a sonnet from William Shakespeare – Let me not to the marriage of true minds. He brings up his amnesia and has realized that love isn’t tied to the past. He flashes to Marlena presiding over his wedding to Sonny. Paul speaks next about love, while Will wanders to the park, having more flashbacks to his wedding. He tells himself this doesn’t mean anything. Back at the square, Marlena tears up as she says her vows, “I love you so much. You are my life. You are my love. You are my commandant. Every time you call me Doc it reminds me how much you understand the work that I do. I’ve been doing this a very long time. I’ve seen a lot of relationships. A lot of love stories. And the one thing that I never really clearly understood was what makes people fall in love with each other. I mean, love is mysterious, unpredictable. People fall in love and they do things. Sometimes good, sometimes bad they would never normally do. You see love doesn’t have any patterns. It doesn’t have any rules. It really is just a leap of faith. Maybe they call it that because we’re never sure somebody is going to be there to catch us and yet we leap. It is such a show of courage and bravery. I fall for you every single day. I know sometimes you make me a little crazy but there is no one else I would rather be crazy about and crazy with. So I vow to you today to be with you on this crazy adventure called love. For every day until I die.” John cries. Back in the park, Will cries as he remembers.
Sonny arrives at the pub and stares at the photo. He tells Roman he’s saying goodbye to Will who wants Paul. He flashes to their wedding and Roman is sorry the marriage didn’t work but he’s proud to know him. Sonny laments letting Will go. He rips up the photo and goes.
Back at the square, John says his vows, “She did it again. Sweetheart you just stopped my heart when I saw you standing there at the aisle. And then you took my breath away when you started walking towards me. The final steps of this incredible journey that’s lead up til this moment we promise ourselves to each other. You know it just hit me again how lucky I am to have you in my life. It’s taken us too long to get back here and that’s been bothering me. I hope you know that you’re always on my mind and my heart is always here with you. No matter how far away I am the place I want to be is right here by your side. Sweetheart I want you to know that sometimes I have been so damned wrapped up in my work that I cause you to believe I’m not thinking of you. Well those days are over. From now on I am going to spend the rest of our lives telling you baby you’re stuck with me and you better get used to it. Because what we said before about love you can’t explain. It just is. And in this crazy world that we live in now we are so damned lucky to have found our one of a kind crazy love. Personally I’d like to see the world settle down because God knows you and I have shared enough of that crazy but no matter what lies ahead of us I will always be mad about you. That’s a fact.” They kiss, exchange rings. At the park, Sonny comes upon a crying Will. Back at the square, Abe’s asking if Marlena takes John to be her lawfully wedded husband when Sami rushes in. “You can’t. You can’t. Mom, you can’t marry him,” she says, falling flat on her face. Meanwhile, Susan reaches into the cell phone basket.
Sami warns Marlena that she’s in danger.
The wedding dissolves into chaos.