August 97 Week 3


August 18
Bo is still at the club Fortuna and decides to head back to the hotel because he thinks he's wasting his time. Billie comes out of the ladies room and says she shouldn't have done the drugs, but says she only had a little bit to ease the shakes. Billie talks to herself in the mirror about how she's all alone. She decides to have a good time and party and says she'll kick drugs tomorrow. Billie is looking around for a dance partner and she sees Bo. Billie asks Bo what he's doing here and he says he's been looking for her. Billie doesn't know what to think and Bo tells her she doesn't look so good. Bo tells her she looks tired and Billie says it must be all those late night parties. Bo says something isn't right and tells her they are going back to her hotel and tomorrow they're going back to Salem. Bo leaves to get a cab. Billie wonders if Bo has come back for her because he realized he loves her. Billie then recalls Max telling her that if Bo comes back for her the tabloids will ruin his life and career because Billie is hooked on drugs. Bo returns to get Billie and she tells him she's not going with him.

Outside the court room Mickey tells Jack the DA has let him have a few hours to say goodbye to everyone and Jen is angry with Stefano and Kristen for what they've done. Jen and Jack go back home where Travis happened to be waiting and is startled to see Jack. Jen and Jack go inside where Alice is and she doesn't understand why Jack has to go back to Prison for the rest of his life. Travis overhears this and says he never should have doubted Stefano. Jack tells Jen she needs to start worrying about her safety, and when Jen says the neighbor installed a security system Jack tells her his ex-cellmate said anyone can crack them. Laura begins to worry about how easily Stefano gave up and everyone agrees that Stefano is up to something. Jen decides to call Trent because she wants him to come talk to Jack before he leaves about the security system but Trent says he will try to come later. Franco offers to help Jen if she needs him and Jack tells Hope he's sorry he can't go to Rome to find out what's up with Billie and Bo. Jack gives Jen a list of things to do when he's gone, and an upset Jen runs out of the house. Jack goes after her and she cries she doesn't need a list she needs him. Jack tells Jack to move on and find someone else but she cries that she doesn't want anyone else. Suddenly the police show up for Jack and he goes in to say goodbye to Abbey. Jack goes in to see Abbey and tells her goodbye, and they hug. Abbey says she loves him and please not to go, but he tells her he has to. Jen tells Jack she'll never stop believing they'll be together, and she'll never stop loving him. Jack tells her he loves her so much and the cops come to take him away.

Inside the court room Kristen asks Stefano about the cure for Roman when Marlena asks what evil they are plotting now. John tells Marlena to get back to the house to be with Roman, but Marlena decides to call the house and see if Roman's okay. Later Kristen whines to Stefano that it's not fair for him to blame her for everything but Stefano laughs and says that he wanted to be arrested, it's part of his plan. Kristen asks him to please let her help and he asks her if she's willing to do what he tells her, and she must trust him completely. A cop shows up to take Stefano away, and before he goes he tells Kristen to come to the jail later, and to bring John.

Marlena and John discuss the situation, and Marlena feels Stefano is up to something. John tells her not to worry because his cell is escape proof and John tells her to stop thinking about Stefano and enjoy their moments alone together. Marlena asks John to take her to the penthouse and make love to her when Marlena's cell phone rings. It's Eric and he wants to know if she'll be home when Roman wakes up because Roman seems to do better when she's there. Marlena promises to come right home.

At the DiMera mansion Roman tells Austin and Sami how he always wanted to walk one of his children down the isle, and hopes Carrie marries Mike before it's to late for him. Roman says he's feeling tired and Sami takes him upstairs. The phone rings and Austin answers it, it's Marlena asking about Roman. Austin says Roman is resting, and when he asks about Jack's hearing Marlena tells him that Jack is going back to prison for life and she asks him not to tell Roman the truth, and suggests he just tell Roman that Stefano is going back to jail for the rest of his life. Eric shows up and Austin tells him Stefano's going to jail forever.

Kate and Lucas are still bickering over Sami, who Austin asked to move back in with him. Kate and Lucas come into the mansion and Kate is delighted to overhear Eric tell Austin he thinks something is bothering Sami. Kate goes in to see everyone, and Eric and Lucas leave to go see Sami. Kate can't believe Austin is going to ask Sami to move in with him, but he says his mind his made up.

Upstairs Sami is worried about her dad. When she tells Lucas she wishes Dad could walk her down the isle she get's an idea, and plans to use her father's dieing wish to get Austin back. Sami rushes downstairs where Austin and Kate are still bickering. Austin asks Sami once again to move back in with him but she says no, he doesn't love her and doesn't want to set a bad example for Will. She also mentions how much her Dad wants to walk her down the isle and she says that's not going to happen, so she has to move on and find a new life for herself. Austin asks her to reconsider, and Sami says she can't live with a man she's not married to. Austin leaves to think and Kate calls Sami a witch for trying to force Austin into marrying her. Sami smiles and says that's right, and Kate is going to help her. The maid brings Will downstairs and says he was crying for his daddy. Lucas takes Will and says he'll take him outside to where his daddy is and Sami gets that worried expression on her face. Sami tells Kate she better tell Austin to marry her otherwise she'll dump the dirt she has on her. Kate says her relationship with Franco is professional, but Sami says bull. Kate says she and Franco will both say she's lying. Sami perhaps, but certain clients from her ex-call-girl days would be every upset with her if they were revealed to everyone.

Meanwhile Austin calls Carrie and learns she and Dr. Horton are driving up the coast and are probably spending the night in a romantic inn. Lucas takes Will to Austin and goes into his "Just like Curtis" speech again and tells him he should prove he's not like Curtis by marrying Sami. Lucas then goes off about Carrie and Mike and how they are in love, and blah blah blah. Lucas asks Austin if he's decided what to do, and Austin says that he has but he needs to run it by Kate first.

At the Cabin in LA Mike realizes Carrie has a fever. Mike kisses Carrie and says he'll be right back, he just needs the cell phone from the car. When Mike leaves Carrie begins to stir. Mike returns and he couldn't find the phone, and because his close are all wet he takes them off to keep Carrie warm with body heat. Mike tells Carrie when the rain stops he'll get help to get them out of here. Carrie begins to dream about Austin, and Mike dreams about being with Carrie and telling her he loves her. Suddenly the two sleepyheads begin to make out, not aware of what they are really doing!


August 19
Bo tells Billie he's taking her back to Salem but Billie refuses to leave and asks him why he's interfering in her life. Billie says his life is with Hope now, and asks why he's not with her. Bo just says that he came here to find Billie as a favor to Kate, and Billie tells him to go home to Hope. Billie grabs Dino and begins dancing with him. Later Dino tells Billie she's in a much better mood now, and that when his present wears off she should come see him again. Dino leaves when a woman comes to see him and Bo tells Billie he doesn't like the man she was with. Bo asks if this isn't about "us", but Billie says there is no us and tells him to go home. Bo tells Billie if she needs anything to call him, and then he leaves. Outside the club Bo realizes something more is going on with Billie.

Marlena stumbles upon Hope at the playground, Hope is so upset about watching Jack being taken away by the police today. They talk about Roman for a bit, and Marlena says she's hoping for good news from Carrie and Mike. Marlena is still wondering why Stefano rejected John's offer. Hope says Marlena and John have helped her so much and it's time she repays them by going to talk to Stefano.

At the DiMera mansion Austin tells Lucas he's going to talk to Kate about marrying Sami, because he knows he can count on her to be honest with him. Lucas takes Will to the stables when Eric shows up looking for Sami. Eric senses something is wrong with Sami, and Austin tells him he told Sami everything and explains what's going on. Eric is sorry about what happened, but says now Austin and Carrie get married. Austin says no, it's to late. Eric asks if he loves Carrie, and he says yes and that he thinks Mike is better for her. Eric tells him he should let Carrie decide who's best for her, and urges him to call Carrie. Austin pulls out his cell phone and decides to call Carrie but gets no answer. Eric says her cell phone battery is probably dead but Austin says their relationship is dead. Eric says to give Carrie a few days but Austin says he has made a decision about the rest of his life. Austin says he's going to ask Sami to marry him. Eric doesn't like his decision, but he says he will support him no matter what he does.

Inside Sami says people will be shocked that Kate got where she is by sleeping with rich and powerful men. Kate tells Sami she's more evil than Kristen and Stefano and Sami tells her that she better tell Austin to marry her. Kate says maybe it would be worth it to expose her and Sami says it's her call, but if she does she'll lose the love and respect of her children forever.

Sami goes up to see Roman who is weak and tired. Sami leaves Roman to rest and Lucas asks her what is happening with Austin and his mom. Sami says she doesn't know, but she fears she may have pushed Kate too far too fast.

Marlena comes home to find Kate there and they talk. Marlena says that if Kristen had any decency she'd leave town, but she won't because she loves John. Kate says Kristen is using love as her excuse, but Marlena says that's not a reason to hurt people. Kate wonders if anyone involved with Stefano is redeemable (A clue?) and they discuss Kristen, Celeste, Lexie, and even Vivian. Marlena says Vivian is lucky she doesn't have children to bare the humiliation of her actions.

Lucas comes to see Kate and urges his mom to tell Austin to marry Sami so she'll leave her alone. Kate says blackmailers never leave their victims alone when Austin comes into the room and asks to speak with Kate alone. Lucas leaves and Austin asks his mom what she thinks about him marrying Sami. Kate says she wants is for her children to be happy, and Carrie makes him happy. Austin doesn't think that he makes Carrie as happy as Mike, but he think he can make Sami happy and his son happy too. Austin asks Kate if he's wrong and she thinks long and hard. Kate says that Sami does love him and she thinks Will does deserve a full time father. Kate tells him if he marries her, which is his decision, she will accept Sami as his wife.

Austin goes out to the garden where Sami is and he tells her he's made a decision about their future. Austin says he knows she's not the women she once was. He tells her he knows she loves him, but he doesn't think he could love another woman but the one he loves. Austin wants to tell Sami who it is, but Sami says she doesn't want to know. Austin can't promise Sami he'll love her, but if they marry he will make her happy. Austin asks Sami if she'll marry him, and she says YES! Inside Kate's heart breaks as she watches Sami jump into Austin's arms.

Marlena goes up to see Roman where Eric is. Marlena hugs him and tells him she's so glad he's home. Marlena tells Eric that both she and his dad are very proud of him. After Marlena leaves Eric says he hopes he can become the man his dad wants him to be.

In the holding area at the jail Kristen tells Stefano she doesn't like being involved in his games. Stefano says he knows what he's doing and to follow his instructions. Kristen says no, she can't go through with this! Stefano is shocked that she won't help him and Kristen says she'll help him only if he tells her his plan. Stefano tells her it is better she not know because she has to disassociate herself from him in John's eyes and that if she knows what his plans are the shock and surprise in her eyes won't be real enough for anyone to believe. Kristen agrees to help and Stefano asks her to go fetch John for him.

Hope comes to see Stefano, who calls her Gina (See the DiMera FAQ for the storyline). Hope asks what kind of man he is and he tells her he was a caring man, look at all he did for her. Hope asks why he held her hostage at Maison Blanche and Stefano tells her that not many people get a second chance so she should count her blessings. Hope asks what really happened at Maison Blanche, did she uncover a secret that could destroy him? Stefano says she's fooling herself and Hope tells him she won't let him hurt the Hortons or the Bradys. Stefano tells Hope he knows how much she loves Bo and will help her win him back. Hope asks why Stefano is so eager to buy her off with Bo? What secret doesn't he want revealed? Hope then walks off.

In Abe's office John is angry that Jack is going back to jail and how Kristen is using Roman to drive him and Marlena apart. John feels really bad and says when Roman dies the guilt could tear him and Marlena apart. Celeste and Lexie show up at the station and Celeste says she had a premonition (pronounced pre-moe-knee-shon) that an enemy of Stefano's will free him. Suddenly Kristen shows up and says that Stefano would like to see John. Hope comes into the room when Kristen is about to leave. Before leaving to see Stefano John calls the D.A. to learn about King's trial. Lexie wants to go see Stefano but Celeste refuses. Hope asks Kristen how she could send Jack back to jail, and how could she sleep at night. Kristen says she's just trying to hold on to her man, and she tells Hope she lost Bo because she didn't fight for him, a mistake she isn't going to make with John.

John goes to see Stefano, who says he has an offer to make to John. Stefano tells John he has a bargain for him, about Roman's life.

In L.A. Mike realizes he was kissing Carrie when he wakes up, but he thinks it was probably just a dream. Carrie is still shivering and Mike promises to find a way back to the car when the rain stops. Mike says he has to get Carrie out of here, but says does he really want to take her back to Austin? Later Mike has a dream in which he asks Carrie to marry him, and she accepts. Carrie has a dream about being with Austin on their wedding night. Carrie kisses Mike in her sleep, and says she loves him.


August 20
At the cabin Carrie is telling Mike, who she thinks is Austin, she wants to be with him forever. She says she's so thirsty and when Mike gives her a bottle of water she thanks him and calls him Austin. Carrie eventually comes around and Mike tells her what happened. Carrie says she's okay, a little tired but okay. She asks what happened to her clothes and he tells her he had to take her out of her clothes because he was afraid she was going to get pneumonia. Mike apologizes for undressing her, but it was the only thing he could do to help her. Carrie says that she had some wonderful dreams about being with Austin, but that somehow she felt Mike was there. Carrie says the one thing she does remember is kissing Austin, and how it was the most beautiful kiss. Carrie says kissing Austin was so real, so passionate, it was like nothing she's ever experienced before. Mike remembers kissing Carrie, and she says she doesn't understand why it was so different. Carrie says if only reality could be like her dream and doesn't understand what happened to them. Mike gets up and walks over to the window and confesses to Carrie that he was the one that kissed her, and that he has fallen in love with her.

At the DiMera Mansion Marlena and Kate can't believe their eyes when they see Sami in Austin's arms. Kate tells Marlena she fears Austin is growing closer to Sami and Marlena says no!

Out on the patio Lucas spies on Sami when she agrees to marry Austin. Austin tells her he's only marrying her for Will's sake and Sami says maybe one day he can grow to love her. Austin wants to go to tell Roman to make him feel better, but Sami says since he thinks they are already married they should tell him they are renewing their vows. Sami and Austin go inside, where Kate, Marlena, and now Lucas are. Sami announces her engagement and Sami says she's so happy and wants to get married tomorrow! Sami says she really wants to hurry because of her dad's condition. Marlena asks to talk to Austin and Sami grabs her mom and hugs her and says she's so happy about this. Austin goes outside with Marlena and she asks what the hell is going on here. Austin tells Marlena about the annulment, but he never told Carrie because he thinks she's in love with Mike. Marlena says Carrie doesn't love Mike and tells him that the hotel was full, they had to share a room. Austin says he talked with someone at the hotel, and that he said that Carrie had dumped her boyfriend for Mike. Austin says Mike can give her what he can't, and his place is with his son and to be as good of a father as he can. Marlena wonders if Sami is orchestrating this, but Austin is sure she's not the same person she was. Austin says this was his decision, not Sami's. Marlena says Carrie has never spoken of any feeling for Mike, but Austin knows Mike loves her and he thinks Carrie loves him as well. Austin says Mike will love Carrie totally and won't hurt her the way he has. Austin says he won't have his son grow up resenting his father for leaving him and he won't be like his father. Marlena says he's nothing like Curtis and Austin says that he is marrying Sami to provide Will a good home. Marlena says he doesn't love Sami and Austin says he's explained that to Sami. Marlena tells him he's making a big mistake, but Austin says what he is doing is right. Austin says if it wasn't for Carrie wouldn't she want him to marry Sami and take responsibility. Marlena says there must be another way but Austin says this is the best way.

Inside Sami tells Kate she has won and everything is so perfect. Kate leaves and Lucas tells Sami she will need her help getting Carrie away from Mike. Sami says that shouldn't be too hard, Carrie isn't as close to Mike as Austin thinks.

Marlena goes in to see Sami and talks so her about what's happening. Sami says this means a lot to her and that she doesn't know how things will work out, but she's willing to try.

Out on the patio Austin sulks and says he is doing this for Carrie. As he talks Kate overhears her son and asks God to forgive her.

In Roman's room Roman is talking to Eric, and Eric tells his dad he admires and respects his father. Eric tells Roman he wants to be there for his dad and he feels so bad he's been gone so long and missed out so much. Eric wishes he could be stronger for his dad but Roman tells him he's proud of him. Roman says he wants to grow old, see his children married, play with his grandchildren, but that's not going to happen. Roman says he's accepted this and then falls asleep. Eric says he won't accept it, he does not want him to die, he needs him noe more than ever.

Sami and Austin go upstairs and tells Roman she and Austin are renewing their vows at Saint Lukes. She asks Roman to walk her down the isle and Roman says he'd love nothing more. Roman tells Austin this means a lot to him and thanks him. Roman then starts coughing and Sami tells Roman they will get married tomorrow. Roman is happy he's going to get to walk his little girl down the isle, and he thanks Austin for making Sami feel happy and loved. Roman says he wants the very best for Sami, and Austin says it's the best for everyone. In her head Kate says this isn't the best for Austin, and says she's so sorry.

In jail Lexie comes to see Stefano, but the guard tells her to wait while he checks with his supervisor. Kristen shows up and she tells Lexie they are sisters, she's just like her. Lexie tells Kristen she's nothing like her, what she has done is horrifying. Kristen says she had no choice and she tells Lexie she is a fortunate person, she has a loving husband and has never had a threat to her relationship so she shouldn't judge her. Lexie says she'd never stoop to evil, but Kristen asks her if she's ever been tested. Kristen says she's always thought she was always a good person, but when she began to lose John she did everything she could to hold onto him. Kristen says at first the lies were small ones, but they got bigger and bigger and she couldn't turn back. Kristen says that's when Stefano came along and made her an offer, and she had no choice but to accept it. Lexie asks her what type of love is that, and Kristen says that it wasn't her choice to become the town outcast. Lexie says she will never have anything to do with Stefano, but Kristen asks her what she is doing here then? Lexie says she needs to talk to him about some questions that have been haunting her. Kristen says she's opening her door to him and she says that Stefano will manipulator her. Kristen says if she wants nothing to do with Stefano she will leave. Lexie says Stefano is going to be in jail forever but Kristen assures her that Stefano will get out of prison. Kristen warns Lexie one last time to stay away from Stefano or she'll end up just like her. Lexie leaves and Kristen says she fears for Lexie, she knows Stefano has a hold on her and he'll draw her right in.

At Stefano's cell Stefano tells John there is a cure for Roman's illness. John doesn't believe Stefano when he says he has the cure and accuses him of lying. Stefano tells John that by turning his back on him he's really turning his back on Roman. John says if he did have a cure how would he get it and Stefano says he is the only one who knows how to get it, for a price. Stefano tells John he'll give him the cure, for his freedom. Stefano tells John he knew every move he and Abe were making and said he would never let John and Abe catch him and put him in this cell unless he was absolutely sure they'd release him. John tells Stefano he's onto his game, he can't help Roman and he is done talking with him. Stefano then says if he's so sure he won't mind taking the chance away from the Bradys, Roman, MARLENA. Stefano says that he could care less if Roman dies and will sleep great when he dies. However, he asks John how he will sleep knowing he could have saved Roman? He says the Bradys will hate him, and so will Marlena.

John leaves and Kristen comes to see him. Kristen asks what happened and Stefano says as he anticipated John didn't believe him. However, Stefano says he knows soon John will come back to him and take his deal to protect Marlena. Stefano says when he does, checkmate, and he looks at the queen piece of his chess set. Stefano says John loves Marlena so much he would sell his soul to him, and he promises Kristen he'll be out of jail sooner than she thinks.

When John returns to the DiMera mansion he hears Marlena tell Eric if there was some way to save Roman she'd give her life for it.


August 21
Summary by Tracy
Ivan comes into the apt with a big burger costume on and is hollering at someone to get in the apt. Oh my gosh it's Viv dressed in a costume that looks like a box of french fries. (ROTFLMAO) She says how humiliated she is and says she can't do this anymore. Ivan tells her to stop complaining she made fifty dollars and he needs to go pay Big Bertha. She wants to use the money to buy makeup but Ivan tells her she doesn't need any makeup - she is beautiful as is. He leaves and tells her when he returns there will be lots of food on the table. She is wishing for a seaweed face bath and has an idea. She heads to the dept store and is stuffing free samples in her purse when the clerk calls her Mrs Kiriakis. She tells her she has been on a month long honeymoon in a RV and just returned to work today. She offers to charge everything to her husband's acct so Viv plays along. As she is about to bet out with the goods Susan and Kristen come in. That's right. Kristen was in the park when Susan comes stolling by with Elvis. She tells him there is that mean, mean, mean woman. Kristen spots her and asks to see her. Susan comes closer and they talk about what has happened. Kristen says she just loves John and was trying to keep him. Susan tells Kristen to just let Marlena and John be together as they love each other so much. Kristen asks to hold John Jr when Susan corrects her and says his name is Elvis and she has had all the paperwork done to make it official. She says that since Kristen is not a vampire she can hold Elvis. Kristen is so happy to hold him and Susan says you really do love him don't you? Kristen ask who the father is but Susan says Oh I can't say that. When Susan starts to leave to shop Kristen wants to keep Elvis but Susan refuses but does allow Kristen to join them and that's when they run into Viv. Susan comments that she say Viv earlier at the Buddy's Burger Barn as fries and asks if she has anymore coupons that she was giving out. Kristen is about to bust a gut laughing at the though of Viv in the get up and Viv is denying it was her. But Susan says she knows it was her and talks about being broke now when the clerk hears this. She finds out that Viv kidnapped someone and had to divorce Victor as part of the plea bargain so she yanks the bag from her hands and also asks for the free samples she stuffed in her purse. Viv is humiliated again. Susan says she is off to shop when Viv ask what she is doing shopping there. She explains that Marlena told her to charge anything she wanted for Elvis or herself to her. She asks the clerk if she has any of that glittery eye stuff and stuff for lips that makes them glowy looking (too funny) - the clerk ask if she means iridescent and Susan says she guesses so. The clerk looks at Susan like she's crazy (which she is) and goes off to help her. Kristen and Viv exchange words and Viv tells her it's all her fault she's broke. Viv says Kristen blackmailed her but Kristen says she started it (sounds like a bunch of kids fighting - you did no you did it - haha). Kristen tells Viv that Stef is going to help her and she just better hope that he doesn't plan to get revenge on Viv for her part in everything.

In LA, Mike is still standing at the window and remembers Carrie's comment about the kiss so he continues talking to her and saying that now is probably not the best time to tell her this but then he tells her that he thought he would never love again after Robin but he has fallen for her. He says that if things don't work out for them he hopes they can still be friends because all he wants is for her to be happy. He turns around to see what she has to say and finds her sleeping. (we knew she would be). He walks over to cover her and she wakes up and says she had the most wonderful dream. A man was telling her how much he loved her but she couldn't see his face and she thinks it was Austin and a sign that things will work out for them. The rain has stopped so he goes to get her cell phone and help. She is concerned that Austin might have called but didn't reach her since she left the phone but Mike tells her she can call him when he returns. While he is gone she is putting her clothes back on and sits her boots down and we see a rattler slither in (gave me the creeps!!) but she doesn't see it. Mike gets the cell phone but the battery is dead so he flags a biker down how agrees to send help from the next town. When he returns to the cabin he notices Carrie is feeling better. She says it must be because she feels hope for her and Austin. She comments about how great the kiss was again when Mike asks her if the passion between them was not as wonderful as she is describing the kiss. She says no there passion was great (she didn't sound too convincing). Carrie reaches to pick up the blanket when they see the snake. She screams and back in Salem Austin feels that she is in danger and Kate encourages him to call and check on her but naturally he doesn't reach her and the hotel clerk says she and Mike are still in the mountains so Austin knows she is fine and tells Kate it's over (for the umpteenth time) and he is going to marry Sami tomorrow. They jump back and Mike decides to cover the snake with the blanket again. As he reaches he is bitten and he grabs his arm and warns Carrie to stay back so she is not bitten too.

At the DiMera house, Roman is happy that Sami and Austin are renewing their vows and ask if they are doing it for his sake. She says she always wanted to get married at St Lukes and to Austin. John is behind Marlena and hears her tell Eric that she would give her life for Roman's and he comes closer and ask if things are still OK. She says yes and says there is going to be a wedding. At first he thinks that Sami got her memory back and it's Austin and Carrie getting married but Marlena tells him no it's Sami and Austin and they leave the room to talk more. In the garden Marlena tells him what is going on but John says that Carrie and Austin love each other and they should be together. He says that good intentions are great but if Austin doesn't love Sami it's wrong. He knows first hand - he was with Kristen but his heart belonged to her. Sami leaves and goes back to Kate's to look through some mags and notices she has Will's baby book. She flashes back to when she was writing the blood types in it. She hides the book under the couch pillow when Lucas comes in the room. She leaves to do some shopping and is at the same shop with Susan when she hears the clerk talking to her about Elvis' eyes and Susan says they look like his Daddy. Sami remembers the comment Kate made to Lucas and wonders if she should go to the hospital tonight. She decides it can wait til after the wedding and honeymoon (Mickey was able to get an emergency marriage license - does that make it not an official one? and St Lukes is available). Then she remembers she left the book under the pillow on the couch and is rushing out to retrieve it when she practically runs over Eric. He was looking for her to see if she is hiding something (a promise he made to Carrie). She says she has to go and he now knows she is hiding something. But is she too late? Lucas has Will and is reading to him when he spots the book. He starts to read it to him telling him all about what's in there when he sees the blood type and says something is not right here.

John decides he needs to tell Marlena about the deal Stef offered. But at first he doesn't tell her who may have the cure and she is ready to go looking now. Then he tells her that it is Stef that made the offer and he is not sure if he can be trusted and he wants his freedom in exchange. Marlena is not sure what to think but feels they have to take the chance he does have the cure. John flashes back to Stef telling him that is he doesn't take the chance to find the cure that Marlena may hate him if they find that there was a cure and they didn't get it in time. John decides there is one way to make sure that Stef gets the cure and returns - he must go with him. Marlena says NO NO as the credits roll.


August 22
At the DiMera Mansion Kristen is hoping that Marlena can talk John into helping Stefano find the cure. Upstairs Marlena tells John she can't let him help Stefano. John says if there is any chance of a cure for Roman they have to give it a shot, but Marlena tells him he'll be selling his soul to the devil. John tells her she's right, he is the devil and doesn't trust him, but says what if there is a cure and he knows about it. Marlena doesn't understand how Stefano can bargain with someone's life, and she tells John it could be a trap. John says he'll be very careful, and Marlena hugs him and tells him how much she loves him. John says he's played this game before and is still around to talk. Roman calls for Marlena and she goes in to check on him while John stands outside the door. Kristen approaches John to find out what is up. Kristen asks him if he's going to agree to Stefano's offer, and John says he's not getting away because he'll stick with him. Kristen asks John if he believes Stefano now and John asks what she knows about it. Kristen swears she doesn't know anything but John doesn't know if he can believe her. John says this plan smells of a DiMera trap but Kristen says Stefano won't kill him, and he has no choice but to trust Stefano.

Inside Roman's room Roman tells Marlena that it's ironic that the man who he hates the most, Stefano, brought him back to Salem. Roman doesn't understand why Stefano has done him this favor, and he says he'd love to put Roman away for good. Marlena says maybe he'll get a chance but Roman says he knows his chancing are slim to none. Roman tells Marlena he's already asked John to look after her and the kids once he's gone. Marlena tells Roman he better rest for the big day tomorrow. Roman asks Marlena if she isn't happy about Sami and Austin's wedding and Marlena dodges the question and says it's what Sami wants. Roman says he just wishes Carrie could be here to experience her sister's happiness. Marlena pretends to be sleepy and he tells her to sit with him for awhile. Roman starts talking about how life goes by so fast, and tomorrow he'll have his dream of walking his daughter down the isle. Roman then asks Marlena to lie down with him for awhile and she does. Marlena falls asleep and starts dreaming of John and mumbles "oh John." Marlena then has a nightmare in which Stefano has captured John. Roman tells Marlena to wake up and she looks at Roman. Roman says she was having a nightmare about John and Marlena says she was dreaming about the past.

John goes to the station to talk to Abe. John asks Abe to release Stefano but he just asks him if he's out of his mind. Abe goes with John back to the DiMera mansion where John fills Abe in. Abe says Stefano is lying and he's going to make sure Stefano rots in jail. John doesn't want to release him anymore than Abe does but there is the "what if" factor. Abe says that only the D.A. can release Stefano, and there's no way she'll let him out. Abe says his hands are tied and John asks if he can't bend the rules. Abe says there is no way the legal system is going to let him out and John asks Abe if Lexie has anything to do with this. Abe says Lexie has nothing to do with her father and becomes angry. Abe says he'd give his heart and soul to help Roman but they can't trust Stefano. John knows he can't be trusted which is why he'd go with Stefano, but Abe doesn't see the D.A. going for it. John asks him to just ask, do it for Roman, do it for Doc and him. Kristen keeps urging Abe to do it and Abe tells her they know she has an ulterior motive, but she claims she just wants Roman to live. John tells Abe he's willing to take the risk if Abe is and Abe agrees to call the D.A. Abe calls but the D.A. won't release him. Abe warns John that Stefano is exploiting his emotions but John says that if there is a chance for a cure he'll find it. Abe says they can't use Stefano and leaves. Kristen says Abe didn't try very hard but John tells her Abe's hands are tied by rules and regulations, but his aren't. John says there has to be a way to make this happen, he's not going to let Roman die.

At the Kiriakis mansion Eric asks Sami why she was in such a hurry to get home and she asks why he's interrogating her. Eric realizes Sami is scarred of something. Eric asks Sami what is wrong and Sami says she was afraid Will was sick. Sami goes into the living room where Lucas has Will on his lap and is looking at Will's baby book and is saying this is wrong. Sami runs in and grabs the book and says it's private. Lucas says he saw something in there she wrote and asks her how she could do something like that. Sami asks what he is taking about and Lucas says that she wrote Will was born at 8:30 PM, Not AM. Sami apologizes for snapping at him and claims she's nervous about the wedding. Sami takes Will upstairs and she asks Eric why he is following her. Eric tells her he's now sure Sami is hiding something. Upstairs Eric asks Sami what has got her so worried. Sami says it's dad but Eric says it's something else, something that has to do with Lucas. Sami says there is nothing going on with Lucas but Eric has picked up on the fact that she doesn't like Lucas being near Will. Sami tells him he has no idea what he is talking about and leaves.

Downstairs Sami and Lucas toast to her marriage tomorrow. Lucas reminds Sami that Austin can only love the sweet Sami and she says Austin will not find out. Lucas asks about Eric and Sami says he's not a problem. Lucas also tells her that Carrie could be a problem and if she finds out she'll stop the wedding. Lucas says Carrie is probably home right now and Sami calls her place and says she's not home. Sami says even if she did get home Carrie wouldn't stop the wedding. Lucas says she found out about the annulment she'd stop the wedding.

Upstairs Eric looks at Will's baby book and wonders why Sami was so freaked out about Lucas looking at this book. Eric says if Sami does have her memory back she's not only hiding something but she's tricking Austin into marrying her. Eric says he owes it to Carrie and Austin to find out what Sami's up to.

In L.A. Carrie is concerned about Mike's rattle snake bite. Carrie says that a tow truck will be here soon and they can take him to the hospital, but it's to late, Mike collapses! Carrie puts a tourniquet on his arm and washes the wound but Mike keeps fading in and out of consciousness. The tow truck comes but the driver says the main road is washed out. Carrie asks about Doctor Brock and the driver says he'll take them up to the Doctor's Cabin. Mike is delirious and tells Carrie he loves her.

Mike and Carrie go to doctor Brock's place where he gives him some medicine and tells Mike he'll be okay. He also tells Mike to rest and that Carrie possibly saved his life. Carrie talks to Doctor Brock, who has been waiting for them. Carrie explains what happened and says she's anxious to talk to him. Doctor Brock has studied Roman's records and says he's seen a case like this before in which the patient died. The doctor does know of some drugs to prolong Roman's life in hopes of a cure being found, and he agrees to prescribe them for Roman. Carrie thanks Mike for everything he's done and Mike thanks her for saving his life. Carrie says she was worried when he was past out and says that he kept saying love. Mike asks if he mentioned any names and she says no, but Carrie knows he was speaking about the women of his dreams. Carrie suddenly becomes anxious to talk to Austin again and find out why he's avoiding her. Mike says maybe Sami is stopping this so Carrie says she has to talk to him. She says she loves him in fact of everything that's happened and decides to call him. Austin's machine is all Carrie gets so she decides to call Kate's place.

Sami and Lucas are still bickering about Carrie when Carrie calls. Carrie asks to speak to Austin about work and when she's coming home. Sami says "Your coming home?" which grabs Lucas' attention. Carrie asks for Austin and Sami says he's not here. Sami asks about the medical conference and Carrie says she has found a way to relive dad. Sami asks when she'll be home, and Carrie says not before tomorrow night. Carrie says she wants to call Marlena now, but Sami panics and tells Carrie about the wedding!

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