Today’s clip is a continuation from yesterday’s classic EJami fight. A lot of folks asked yesterday, is this the fight where she knocks him onto the ground? Not quite, that fight happened on this day back in 2007.
The dialog between EJ and Sami is sharp and deliberate. Not a single word is wasted that doesn’t provide some overall point about where they stand. EJ is a total dick. He keeps threatening her family if she doesn’t stay, but we just think that’s a little desperation mixed with a little DiMera charm. Sami is a total bitch. She likes to hit him where it hurts, but that’s because she’s so rattled by him and the time they’ve spent together. He, of course, totally takes it and hits right back.
E.J.: You don’t mean that.
Sami: Oh, I do. I want this marriage over right now.
E.J.: Look, I don’t think you’re in any frame of mind to be making life-altering decisions, let alone decisions that could affect the safety of your family.
Sami: Are you threatening me again?
E.J.: No, absolutely not. What I’m suggesting is that maybe we should revisit this when you’ve calmed down a little.
Sami: There’s nothing to revisit. You think I’m not worried about my family? Of course I am.
[Scoffs] But that doesn’t mean I have to stay married to you. There has got to be another way to protect them because I am not subjecting myself to being raped again by you. And they wouldn’t want me to.
He calls her out on her true feelings, and when he does this, Sami is startled.
E.J.: Get out. Get out! Go on, out! You want to get out? Go! You’ll be back. You know why? ‘Cause you need me. ‘Cause you want me.
In return she points out the one thing that makes us love EJami. That they are the same. That he is her match. And what we all know, is that while in this scene Sami tried to say that she is none of those things anymore, we know that she still is.
Sami: I don’t have to listen to this.
E.J.: Samantha. I know that what I’m saying frightens you, but that’s because deep down, you know that it’s true.
Sami: [Laughs] You think you know me so well. You don’t. But I know you ’cause you’re exactly how I used to be and then some. You’re sneaky, selfish, thinking only of yourself and what you want. Somehow, I managed to outgrow that. I don’t think you ever will. So, go ahead. Call Stefano. Tell him what I’ve done. Tell him to dust off the vendetta, get it going again. I’m getting the twins and getting out of here.
E.J.: Samantha, if you do this, make no mistake. People you love will die.
EJ pulls out the big guns, and says one of our absolute favorite lines….
E.J.: Now, you walk out that door, and you and your family are no longer protected.
Sami: Save it, E.J. ’cause your threats don’t work on me anymore.
E.J.: I thought you cared about your family.
Sami: I care. But the reason I married you was ’cause I thought you were gonna help me end this vendetta. You kept saying that you cared about me and that you had changed, and I wanted to give you the chance to prove it. Well, no more. I’m not wasting any more of my time on you. I’m getting Allie and Johnny and getting out of here.
E.J.: [Laughs] Oh, dear. We both know why you’re doing this, why you’re running away.
Sami: I’m hardly running, E.J. I’m just sick of your games.
E.J.: Let me tell you, all right? It’s because I am this close to being the man you danced with on that pier last summer. You’re enjoying my company. You’ve admitted you’ve started to have all of these feelings for me. That’s the reason you’re still here. You can’t leave.
Sami: You know why I’m still here, E.J.? Because I’ve been dying to do this.
E.J.: Oh! Ow! God! What did you do that for? Get me up! Get me up!
E.J.: All right. Ha ha. You had your fun. Help me up.
Sami: No way. It’s killing you, isn’t it, to lie there looking pathetic, just to maintain this ridiculous charade? Come on, E.J. you don’t have to pretend anymore. Get up. I know you can.
E.J.: Samantha, will you just help me, for God’s sake?
And she just leaves him there. Like we said yesterday, at the time it felt like a major setback. But what grew out of it was pretty damn good. It wasn’t perfect those months when Lucas was in prison, but it was them and that’s who we love.
Enjoy the clips!