Days Of Our Lives
Bitter enemies Kate and Sami join forces to destroy the DiMera Empire, one family member at a time.
If Sami and Kate (Alison Sweeney and Lauren Koslow) channelled the energy they use for tearing each other’s hair out into being a team, they’d be unstoppable. And now we have proof! On Thursday 14 September, the DiMera Enterprises board declares them co- CEOs for the next six months in EJ (James Scott) and Stefano’s (Joseph Mascolo) absence. Sami tells Kate, “I plan to take EJ on the ride of his life. One way – downhill.” And Kate adds, “Oh, I can slice and dice Stefano in six months. Partners?” And while Kate has some meddling to take care of, Sami skips off to give EJ a taste of what’s to come.
Sami leans through the prison bars on Friday 15 September to gloat to EJ, who’s in jail because she had him arrested for tax evasion, “Kate had Stefano’s proxies and I had yours. I brought you the minutes of the meeting. Isn’t technology amazing?,” Sami smirks to a horrified EJ before letting him know, “You had sex with Abigail Deveraux (Kate Mansi), EJ, under my nose, laughing the whole time. ‘Oh, that dumb Sami. She won’t know what I’m doing.’ Well, guess what? This is what payback feels like, EJ, and it’s going to get worse. Starting with our wedding day, I’m going to dedicate myself to making your life a living hell.” And on Thursday 21 September, Sami walks EJ through exactly how she plotted his downfall.
Putting EJ behind bars is just the start. Kate tells Sami that she’s moving back into the DiMera Mansion with Sami on Friday 22 September. And Kate suggests, “You can retire to the library, the billiards room or any one of the 100 rooms in this house, drink your martinis, pass out, or you can stay here with me and get down to the business of making sure that everyone who has wronged us pays… and pays and pays and pays.” Sami agrees to a truce and Kate reveals that she’s split the DiMera portfolio into two groups. Group A is the one Sami and Kate will pour all their work into so that’s it’s a success – maintaining their professional reputations. Group B, on the other hand, well those are the divisions that Stefano and EJ invested their personal fortunes in. It’s sad, but Group B is about to face a mysterious downturn, then cop Rafe (Galen Gering) drops by on an official visit to seize certain financial documents. Kate looks at the paperwork and hums, telling Sami, “These are the divisions that we were just talking about, Sami.” What a coincidence!
PORTRAIT OF A LADY
Then it’s mansion makeover time and Kate declares, “I am going to get a decorator into this man cave. Maybe some flourishes, some chintz. But that abomination [Stefano’s portrait] is the first thing that goes!” When EJ walks into the DiMera mansion on Tuesday 26 September (thank you, DiMera lawyers), the first thing he’ll spot is a painting of Kate and Sami looking fierce and fabulous. Viewers are about to get a different kind of look at the women now that they’re living together. “We had so much fun being in pyjamas in the mansion and having those scenes together,” says Lauren. “We wanted to portray what their interior life was like.”
Kate (left) and Sami kick their “Destroy The DiMeras” plan into high gear.
The piece de resistance to Kate and Sami’s mansion makeover.