August 97 Week 4


August 25
In Rome Bo is at the cafe wishing he could have talked Billie in to coming back to Salem with him. Billie watches Bo drink his coffee from a distance and says she's so sorry she lied to him, she wants to go home but doesn't want to be a burden. Billie fantasizes about telling Bo he wants to be with him, and Bo tells her he loves her more than Hope. Billie realizes that will never happen, and then she begins to suffer more withdrawal symptoms. Billie walks off and runs right into Max. Max asks Billie if she could use some drugs, and she tells him she hates him for doing this to her. Max says that something is up, and asks what is wrong.

At the police station Hope comes to see Abe and whines about how she can't get on with her life. Abe says he's so confused about Bo's intentions, but Hope says enough about Bo and she asked him why he's distracted. Abe tells Hope there may be a cure for Roman's illness. Hope says that's great but Abe tells her Stefano is the one who says he has the cure and wants to be freed in exchange for it. Hope can't believe John wants to free Stefano and Abe says that this is just a trick of Stefano's. Abe says if he thought their was a cure he'd move heaven and earth, but Hope brings up the "what if" factor. Abe says Stefano wouldn't bring it back, he thinks Stefano wants to get John out of Salem, and when Roman dies he'll snatch Marlena again. Hope asks what if John decides to break Stefano out on his own and Abe says he'll have to stop him, because if he goes off with Stefano he won't come back alive. Later Hope recalls telling Stefano she won't let him hurt her family again and she recalls Stefano telling her she will get Bo back. Hope says Stefano is wrong, she won't get Bo back, but maybe she can help John.

Stefano is in his cell playing with his chess set and is gloating how he's played John's love for Marlena against him and that he knows what John will do.

At the DiMera mansion Kristen asks John if he's going to get Stefano out of jail. John asks Kristen what Stefano is offering her to convince John to let him out. Kristen claims she's only concerned for Roman, who will die if Stefano isn't let out. Kristen tells John that Roman's life is in his hands and asks what he's going to do. John thinks Kristen knows what Stefano is up to but she says she doesn't know. John wonders if this is a trick to get Marlena again, and they bicker over how Kristen is using Roman again. Kristen asks John what his plan is and John says he won't let Roman die and asks her to leave him alone. John ponders over what he should do, but realizes he has no choice. Caroline comes to talk to John about the drugs Carrie's discovered that will buy Roman some more time. Caroline picks up on John's pain and asks what he's thinking about. John just says he's thinking about Roman, and Stefano. Caroline says she doesn't think she can lose Roman again and John tells her that Roman is lucky to have her as a mother. Caroline says that they''l always think of him as a son, and John says he'll always think of them as parents. John says he would do anything he could to save Roman's life, and Caroline says don't do anything foolish, she doesn't know what the family would do if they lost him as well. John says he knows what he's doing and Caroline tells him to please be careful, and that she loves him. After Caroline leaves John says he will do what he has to to save Roman, even if it costs him his own life.

Kristen goes to see Stefano and says that she thinks John will free him. Kristen asks if Stefano will hurt John, but Stefano says that he promised Peter would have Jennifer and she would have John. Kristen asks if anyone could stop him, and Stefano thinks about his conversation with Hope in which she said he was hiding something, and Stefano says nobody could stop him. Stefano says that John's love for Marlena and his loyalty to the Brady's is his flaw. Kristen says she can't believe he's going to use John's goodness against him, that's why she loves John. Stefano tells her she must learn to use those qualities against him, that's what will make him win. Before she leaves the station Abe confronts Kristen and says he won't let her and Stefano hurt John, Roman, Marlena, or anyone else he loves. Abe tells her she and Stefano are evil, and he won't let them win. Abe leaves and Kristen says whatever, she won't lose John, so there!

Hope goes to see John and tells him there is no proof there is a cure. John says he has to take that risk, and Hope tells him she will tell Abe what he is going to do. John grabs Hope and says what if she was him and it was Bo who was dying, he knows she'd do anything to help him. John tells her they both have felt the love of the Brady family, and he wants to pay the Brady's back for the love they've shown him, and he begs Hope not to stop him.

At the Kiriakis mansion a package arrives for Sami and Eric wonders what it is.

In another part of the mansion Sami gloats to Carrie over the phone about how she and Austin are renewing their vows, and Carrie puts down the phone. Lucas tells Sami she never should have told Carrie, but Sami says someone else would have and that would have keyed Carrie in on the fact that she has her memory back. Mike asks Carrie what is wrong and she tells him that Sami and Austin are renewing their vows. Carrie picks the phone back up and Sami continues to gloat. Carrie asks when she can speak to Austin about work and Sami says that Kate and Austin are out doing the paperwork. Carie says she's already married to Austin, there shouldn't be any paper work. Carrie asks Sami point blank what's going on. Sami says the paperwork is for the church, the caterer, stuff like that. Sami asks Carrie if she's really stuck in L.A., and Carrie says yes. Sami says that's so bad since she wanted her to be her matron of honor again. Sami asks about the drugs for Roman, and then says goodbye. Lucas feels bad for Carrie and Sami says she has Mike to comfort her. Lucas says that's not what he wants and Sami tells her once Carrie has lost Austin it will be easy for him to get Carrie from Mike. Sami says everything is going great and Eric comes in with the package for Sami. Sami says it must be her veil and says she's going to go try it on. Sami tells Eric that Carrie called, and then leaves. Eric questions Lucas about Carrie's reaction to the wedding, and Lucas says not to worry about Carrie because she has Mike now.

Sami comes back downstairs in her wedding gown, and Caroline comes over and tells her that Sami looks beautiful. Caroline says that her mom is going to get the prescription for the medicine filled and that she (Caroline) will do the alterations instead.

In L.A. Carrie doesn't understand what is going on. Carrie wonders if Sami is lying, but then she realizes this is why Austin didn't call her back. Carrie says her greatest fears have come true, Austin's obligation to Sami and Will have come between them. Mike tells Carrie that Austin is a fool, and she's better off without him. Carrie asks how he can say that and Mike says Austin has done nothing but hurt her over the past few months and he's always picking Sami over her. Carrie says Austin is a devoted father, but Mike says he is too and he understands what Austin is feeling but he doesn't need to something this drastic and hurtful to her. Carrie says he's right and Mike tells her she will get over Austin and find a man who loves her fully and completely. Dr. Brock returns, he couldn't get the fax through. Mike wants to try and call Marlena but Dr. Brock says he's still suffering from the snake bite, he'll call Marlena. Carrie thanks him and asks him to tell Marlena that she'll call later about dad and something else.

Carrie calls back to talk to Austin but get's Eric instead. Carrie asks if what Sami told her is true, but before Eric can tell her Austin and Sami's marriage was annulled Carrie's cell phone battery goes out. Carrie tells Mike that she wishes she could get back to Salem, she fears something is wrong. Doctor Brock tells Carrie there could be a way, if they go by train. Carrie says Mike is still to weak to travel, but Mike and Doctor Brock think he'll be okay. When Carrie leaves Doctor Brock asks Mike if he's in love with her. Mike asks how he knew and Doctor Brock how he knew and he says it's obvious. Doctor Brock even says it sounds like Austin is a jerk and she'd be better off with him! Later Carrie tells Mike if Austin marries Sami in that church, then she has lost Austin and will never get him back. Before they leave for Salem Dr. Brock tells Mike he hopes things work out for him and Carrie.

Back at the Kiriakis mansion Eric listens in as Sami gloats to Caroline about her marriage. Later Caroline asks Eric if he senses something is going on with Sami, and Eric says yes, but he doesn't know what it is. Caroline tells Eric she feels they owe it to Carrie to find out if something is going on. Later Eric confronts Sami and asks her what she is afraid of and to tell him. Sami says there is nothing and to just drop it. Sami leaves and Eric vows to find out what Sami is hiding.


August 26
In Rome Bo meets up with Mario and thanks him for saving his life on King's boat. Mario wonders why Bo is back and he tells him he came back to find Billie. Bo asks Mario to keep an eye out on Billie for him, and hopes there isn't a problem. Bo asks about the status of King's men and Mario tells him all were rounded up except for Max. Bo leaves to catch his flight and Mario spots someone he thinks may be Max. Mario runs up to Max, who is with Billie. Max thinks Billie ratted him out and is taken away. Billie returns to her room and is suffering from withdrawal and says she should have gotten more drugs from Dino. Billie realizes she needs to fight this but she says she doesn't have the strength anymore. Billie starts going through her huge purse and finds an old picture of her and Bo and says she can't let Bo find out what's happened to her.

Back in prison Jack is looking at a picture of Jen and Abbey and says he needs to convince Jen to move on with her life. The guard then tells Jack his wife (?) is here to see him. Abbey and Jen are waiting to see Jack, Abbey is coloring a picture for him. Jen senses something is wrong with Jack and he tells her he doesn't want her to come visit him. Jen tells him he will get out but Jack is skeptical. Jen says they can't have this conversation again, they will be together. Jack tells her he still worries about being in the house alone because Peter could come for her. JEn says that she has Mike and her mom, and the security system Trent installed. Jack asks her how well she can trust Trent and tells her she never knows who could be working for Stefano. Jen is sure she can trust him though. Time runs out for the visit and Jack warns her that Peter could be coming for her. Jen says in a way she hopes Peter does come for her because it would prove he's alive. Before leaving Jack makes her promise never to be alone, and Jen tells Jack that she and Abbey will visit him often.

Back at Jen's place Trent decides to test out his work and manages to break the alarm system and get inside. Unfortunately Laura has overslept and comes waltzing downstairs. Laura sees Trent and screams. Laura asks how he got in and Trent claims that her heard something and thought someone was inside and when he inspected a window he found a lose wire. Trent claims the backdoor was unlocked and he wanted to make sure everything was okay and Laura thanks him for his concern. Laura asks him if this system is safe and works because she knows Peter is going to come for Jen. Trent asks if they know where Peter could be and Laura says he could be living next door for all they know! Laura says the DiMera's are masters of disguises and are obsessed at getting what they want. Laura vows to do whatever it takes to save her daughter before Peter can get to her. Laura says if Peter does return he won't live long enough to get to Jen, she'll make sure of that. Trent leaves and says that he may have to go to plan B.

Carrie knocks on Austin's door and tells him he can't marry Sami. Austin says this is his decision, he has to be there for Will. Carrie tells him he can still be a good father to Will and she loves him. Austin is delighted and kisses Carrie, but then Carrie wakes up from her dream to find she's still on the train. Mike finally wakes up and Carrie says she has to get back to Salem before the wedding. Carrie is positive that Sami is back to her old schemes and she won't get away with it. Mike says he's still skeptical about Sami faking her amnesia but Carrie says if Sami is faking Eric will find out. Carrie and Mike see another couple who are happy and they tell Carrie and Mike they are eloping. Carrie wishes she and Austin had eloped when they had the chance. Mike asks the conducted how long till they reach Salem and he learns about an hour. Mike wonders if he should tell Carrie how he feels now before it's to late. Mike thanks Carrie for saving his life and Carrie says that she owed him for saving her from the car accident. Carrie says she owes him so much and Mike says that he'd do anything for her. Carrie then says the world's most dreaded words, you've been a good friend. Carrie notes Mike is a bit down and he just says he's sorry their trip has come to an end. Mike tells Carrie he has something to tell her before they get to Salem. Mike tells her he tried to tell her last night but she fell asleep. Mike says that this trip has meant to much to him and she's become a very special person to him. Suddenly the conducted says they are at Salem and ruins his chance. Carrie tells him she knows what he was trying to say, and that she had a really special time as well.

Sami has a nightmare that Austin and Carrie learned the truth about Will and Austin told her he never wants to speak to her again. Suddenly a women from the hospital calls to tell Sami that she and her fiance need to come in to get blood tests or they can't be married. Sami thinks this could be the perfect time to change Will's blood type. Suddenly Lucas comes in and when Sami says she has no time to talk he asks her what is up. Sami says she wants to get her hair done so she looks beautiful for her wedding and hopes nothing will go wrong. Lucas knows something has her worried and asks her what is wrong but she says nothing is wrong and runs out.

Sami's hairdresser calls the mansion and says he's on his way over. Lucas says Sami lied and wonders what she is up to. Sami goes to the hospital lab for her blood tests and learns that the computer in the blood lab is linked to the one in the records room.

At Austin's place Eric comes over to see Austin. Austin tells Eric that he was trying all night to call Carrie and Eric tells her he talked to Carrie last night and fills him in on everything with Roman. Austin learns Sami told Carrie about the wedding and Austin says he wishes he could have told Carrie, but what difference does it make now because she's in love with Mike. Eric tells Austin he thinks it would matter to Carrie very much. Austin is convinced Carrie loves Mike and why bother even telling Carrie about the annulment. Austin asks if Carrie will be back for the wedding and Eric says it's doubtful, and even if she could she probably wouldn't want to be ar the wedding. Eric asks Austin if Carrie didn't love Mike would he still marry Sami, but Austin just says it's too late. Austin thinks this is best for everyone but Eric says he gets the notion that something is bothering her. Austin asks why he would think that and Eric says radar, he just gets the feeling she's hiding something. Austin asks if he think Sami has her memory back as well and Eric says he's not sure. Suddenly Lucas calls asking if Sami is there and he says she's probably at the hospital getting blood work done. Austin says he needs to get there as well and because his car is in the shop he asks Eric to drive him.

At the hospital Sami's blood work is done and she claims she feels a bit weak so the nurse offers to get her some orange juice. Once she's left Sami hops to the computer and goes to work. Austin and Eric arrive and the nurse returns and she tells Austin that Sami doesn't want to see Austin before the wedding. Eric offers to take the juice into Carrie while the nurse deals with Austin's blood work. Eric walks right in on Sami when she's on the computer and asks her what she is doing. Sami acts like she's so happy to see him and she wasn't playing on the computer. Eric tells her he saw her and Sami tells him she was just checking to see if she was still anemic. Sami tells Eric to distract Austin so she can leave, but Austin comes to the door and says he needs to talk to her. Austin asks Sami how Carrie was after she learned about the wedding. Sami says she thinks Carrie was fine and is probably having a fabulous time with Mike. Sami looks over at Eric and asks him what his problem is, and he says he'd like to know what hers is. Sami says she doesn't have time for this and that they both need to leave and get ready for the wedding. Eric becomes curious as to what was on the computer so Sami drops her purse and asks him to help her pick the contents up. While he's busy picker up her junk Sami deletes the screen contents on the PC. Sami then tells Eric she has to go know, and Eric is positive Sami is up to something now.

Back at the Kiriakis mansion Lucas spends time with Will because he was crying for his mom and she wasn't there.

Carrie and Mike return to Salem and when they go to see Austin he's preparing for his wedding to Sami.


August 27
In Rome Petra asks a police officer stop Bo from leaving and bring him to the station. At the station Max is brought in and Bo is happy to see him in custody and hopes he rots in jail. Petra tells Bo that they are working on the extradition papers to have him taken back to the States. Bo asks Max why he stayed in Rome and he says he had to take care of Billie. Bo asks him what business he has with Billie and he says he'll figure it out when he sees her. Bo tells Max that he saw Billie and she looked fine, and she will testify against King. Bo goes to find Billie and Max suggests he try Club Fortuna, or Club Roma, because he saw her there earlier because she needs a fix! Bo asks for a minute alone with Max and asks Max if he hooked Billie on drugs. Max says he should have seen her, it was beautiful. Bo punches Max and calls Petra to take him away.

Billie is talking about how she needs a fix and couldn't find Dino. Billie starts to cry and says she has to fight this and she deserves a good life, but then she cries that she doesn't deserve a good life. Curtis shows up and Billie asks him if he has something to help her, just a little something and then she'll quit. Curtis tells her she'll never lose her taste for the high-life, she was born for it and will die for it. Billie says she should have gone back to Salem to be with Bo, but Curtis tells her nobody cares about a druggy. Curtis tells her that she only causes misery to Bo and everyone else she gets near. Billie says he's right and Curtis says daddy's always right. Curtis tells her to back to Club Fortuna and get her new lover from Dino, the drug. Billie says Curtis is right, nobody will ever love her so what difference does it make what she does.

Bo finds Billie, who screams at him not to look at her but he tells her he's not going anywhere. Bo tells Billie he knows what Max did to her and this isn't her fault. Billie say it is and that Curtis says she's a no good druggy. Bo tells her she is none of those things and he's going to take her back to Salem to help her. Billie says Curtis will help her and she runs off.

Lucas and Kate argue over what Austin is doing, Lucas thinks it's noble and that as long as Austin has Will he has everything he needs. Kate says this marriage is only about Sami getting what she wants. Kate says she wishes there was some way to stop this and was hoping Eric would learn the truth.

At the DiMera mansion Marlena tells Roman about what Carrie and Mike did for him. Suddenly the whole Brady clan comes in to celebrate Roman's birthday. Roman comments about Will and says he hopes she is keeping a baby book about him. Sami says she isn't and Caroline says she thought she saw one. Sami then says she was keeping one but didn't have the time to keep it up, which causes Eric to wonder even more. Later Roman tells Sami that she must always be honest, honesty is loves companion.

Outside Eric and Caroline talk, Caroline knows Eric is worried about his sisters. Eric says he fears Sami is afraid of losing Austin and wonders what would make her lose Austin. Caroline tells her if anyone knows it would be Lucas. Eric says that if Sami is deceiving them he has to find out for Carrie's sake. Eric says he's going to take Caroline to the pub, then he's going to talk to Lucas.

Kate comes to see Sami and offers her a check for 250,000$ and a necklace worth a small fortune in exchange for the information Sami is using against her and that she doesn't marry Austin. Kate goes into her sob story about how Curtis stole her children and now that she has them back she can't lose them. Kate begs Sami not to ruin the lives of the people she loves, because some day Sami will find a man who loves her as much as she loves him. Kate begs her to let Austin be happy with Carrie and be honest and admit what she is doing will make everyone miserable. Sami tells Kate that her love for Austin isn't for sale for anything, however she does think the sapphire necklace would be her perfect something blue. Kate tells Sami that one day she'll regret this, she'll make sure of it.

Eric talks to Lucas about what he did, and Lucas says that he's very ashamed of what he did. He says he was obsessed with Carrie but they've all made up. Lucas says he's glad Sami hasn't gotten her memory back because he likes the new Sami a whole lot better. Eric asks her if the new Sami is back. Lucas asks if he think she has her memory back but Eric doesn't know. Eric asks where Will's baby book is and Lucas says it's upstairs. Sami comes in and is all happy. Eric tells Sami not to go through with this if she's hiding something. Sami asks how he could say such a thing and leaves to go to the church. Later Lucas talks to Sami and tells her that he knows she's lying to her and he thinks that Eric is on to her. Sami says the only person who could stop her is Carrie, and she's not even in town.

As Roman and Marlena prepare for Sami's marriage Roman tells Marlena he shouldn't have let his pride get in between them. Marlena says that it was her affair with John that hurt them, but Roman says it was Stefano's fault and now he's going to jail for ever. Roman tells Marlena that if tomorrow never comes he wants her to remember how happy he was today, and how happy all these last days have been for him. Marlena cries that she's not giving up on him and will do anything to find a cure.

At Austin's place Carrie and Austin talk. Carrie asks Austin why he is marrying Sami and he says because he has a responsibility to his son and because he's lost her to Mike. Carrie tells Austin that nothing happened between her and Mike, and tries to explain everything about Craig and how she pretended to be Mike's boyfriend. As for the romantic get-away to the mountains it was to find a cure for her dad. Carrie says that Mike is her friend, but she loves him. Austin says he loves her as well and Carrie suggests they tell Sami the truth and get an annulment. Austin tells her he got the annulment and Sami knows about it, and everything else. Carrie is shocked and is now certain that Sami has her memory back. Austin says Sami doesn't have her memory back because he never told Sami that Carrie was the women he loved. They get into a huge argument and Carrie says the only thing that matters is them, and they should be the ones getting married. Austin looks at Carrie and tells her he can't marry her. Austin says their love isn't enough, they grew apart. Austin asks Carrie to sit down and he tells her that if he marries her he'll always be torn between his responsibilities between her and Will. Carrie says they can make it work but Austin says it's not like that for him. Austin says if he turns his back on Will he'll be just like Curtis, and nobody can understand what he did to him and Billie. Carrie tells Austin that this fear of being like Curtis is taking over his life, but Austin says the fear is real and that it will eat at him, and her, and their children if they were to marry. Carrie asks if that's why he's rejecting her and Austin tells her no, he believes that Mike is the better man for her. Carrie says that Sami is playing them both, can't he see that. Austin says that he will always love her but she's much better without him in her life. Carrie says that she used to know him so well, and Austin tells her the is the best way for everyone and that one day she'll thank him. Carrie cries and Austin leaves.

Mike arrives home and Laura tells him he looks awful. Mike tells her what happened and she's concerned about him. She hopes her good news will brighten him up and she tells him Austin is marrying Sami. Mike tells her he knows, that's why he and Carrie rushed home. Mike tells his mom Carrie is trying to stop the wedding right now and Laura says she wishes he could have kept her in California a few more days. Mike admits he thought about doing that, but feels it wouldn't have been fair. Laura tells him nonsense, he is the right man for Carrie. Mike changes into dress clothes and Laura tells him how she wishes Carrie could be with him. Mike tells him mom he realized his love for her, but Carrie has made it clear that her heart belongs to Austin. Later when Mike thinks he's alone, Laura is on the stairs listening, he talks to a picture of Carrie and says if Austin can make her happy he'll be happy for her. But the minute Austin marries Sami he's telling Carrie he loves her.

At the church Austin asks God to watch over Carrie and let her find happiness with Mike. Eric comes back to Carrie's place and sees that Carrie is back and is upset. Carrie can't believe Austin is marrying Sami and says it's over, but Eric says maybe not, he's sure Sami is up to something!


August 28
At Jen's place Laura hugs Mike and tells him she's dreamed of him and Carrie being together and she's glad he's going to tell Carrie he loves her, if Sami marries Austin. Mike tells Laura that it may not matter anyways because Carrie loves Austin. Laura doesn't care but Mike says he won't stand in her and Austin's way if the wedding doesn't happen today. Laura tells him she's praying that he will get the chance.

At Austin's place Eric tells Carrie he thinks Sami is afraid of losing Austin but he doesn't know what she's hiding. Carrie says they have to get to Saint Lukes and stop this wedding. Eric tells Carrie that he has no proof yet to give to Austin but Carrie says that she's been trying to do that for weeks and hasn't found anything. Carrie says her life with Austin is over and Eric hugs her.

Roman and Marlena arrive at the church and Roman is a bit tired, but refuses a wheel chair when Marlena suggests it. Roman says he just needs to catch his breath and that the drugs, and excitement, have given him so much energy and he hasn't felt this well in a long time. Roman tells Marlena that he's so happy he gets to live one of his dreams today, and when Marlena cries he tells her today is a happy day.

Outside the church Abe and John meet up, Lexie went to buy Sami a gift. John says the best present for Sami would be a cure for Roman, and Abe says Stefano is lying and he won't let him out. John asks what if he's telling the truth but Abe tells him that Stefano's "cure" for Roman is his ticket out of jail. Abe says if John get's Stefano out Roman will die and he'll never come back.

Abe and John go into the church and Roman tells them he's feeling better. Roman thanks Abe and John for sharing this day with him and he's happy to walk his daughter down the isle and he'll see Stefano go to jail for life. Abe asks Roman what he would do if Stefano offered a deal for his freedom, if it was something very good. Roman says Stefano's promises are empty and Marlena agrees that his words aren't worth 2 cents. Roman says that he can die in peace knowing that Stefano will never harm his family again. Marlena and John both make up an excuse to talk and Marlena tells John that Stefano doesn't have a cure, he must remain in jail. Marlena sees the look on John's face and realizes he's going to try and release Stefano. John tells her the D.A. won't free Stefano and she is so happy because she can't bare the thought of him going off with Stefano. Abe and Roman talk and Roman picks up on something wrong. Abe says that Lexie feels she'll never escape Stefano's grasp and Roman warns Abe that Stefano will only use Lexie. Roman goes to see Sami and Abe tells John he has to let this bargain of Stefano's go, he's lying to them. John goes outside to think and says that he can't let this opportunity pass, he must get him out of jail.

Kate watches Austin tell God he'll never stop loving Carrie and he feels this is the best thing for everyone. Kate is hurt and says she sorry she can't tell him the truth. Kate approaches Austin to talk to him and she's in tears. Austin tells her not to cry and he says he knows she loves Carrie but he's glad that she's accepted Sami and is happy for him, her support means a lot to him. Kate hugs him and tells him she'll always support him.

Lucas and Sami arrive at the church, Sami thinks nobody will stop the wedding but Lucas is skeptical. Lucas tells Sami he better go check on Austin seeing that he's the best man, and leaves. Sami says after the wedding she will go back to the hospital and change Will's blood type in the computer, she'll make sure no one ever finds out.

Lucas goes to see Austin, who is thinking about marrying Carrie. Lucas asks what is wrong and he says Carrie is back and when they talked it made him realize how much he loves her. Lucas asks if he's calling off the wedding but he says no, he's doing the right thing. Lucas tells him if it means anything he thinks he's doing the right thing to.

Carrie shows up at the church garden and Mike catches her. Carrie cries that it is over for them and Mike comforts her. Carrie doesn't understand why Austin is marrying Sami. Carrie explains that Austin thinks they are lovers, but despite what she says he won't believe her. Mike suggests they go see her dad but she doesn't want him to see her pain when he's feeling so well. Mike says they should just leave, but Mike is beeped and has to leave her. Mike tells her he has something important to tell her after the wedding and they hug, which Austin sees.

In another part of the church garden Laura confronts Kate and tells her that Austin made a terrible mistake letting Carrie go, but his loss will be her son's gain!

Roman comes to see Sami and as they talk Eric listen's in. Eric comes into the room and asks what she is up to. Roman asks what he means and Sami says Eric is just commenting on her emotions. Sami leaves to finish getting ready and Roman asks Eric what the hell is going on with him and Sami. Eric says nothing but Roman knows something is going on. Eric tells Roman that Austin should be marrying Carrie, not Sami. Eric and Roman go outside and talk, and he tells Roman that Carrie still loves Austin but it's a very complicated situation. Roman says if Eric has such strong reservations about this wedding then they have to call it off. Eric says he can't because he doesn't have any proof, but if he had a few more hours he may be able to get the proof.

Sami finishes preparing and Marlena tells her she looks beautiful. She says she knows that Austin doesn't love her but he will learn in time. Sami says she will make her and daddy proud of her, and only wishes Carrie could be here. Lucas comes to wish Sami the best and when Marlena leaves he tells her Carrie's back. Sami gets upset but he tells her that Austin told her he was going to marry Sami. Sami is thrilled because she was the last person who could have stopped the wedding.

At jail Kristen tells Stefano that Abe won't let him out, but Stefano tells her that nobody will stop John from breaking him out. Lexie shows up to see Stefano and Kristen asks her why she ignored her warnings to stay away from Stefano. Lexie says she has to talk to him and Stefano dismisses Kristen. Stefano says he's so happy she came but Lexie says she only came for one reason. Lexie says she can't bare the thought of becoming evil like him and says she needs to know if there is goodness in him, and she asks him to show him his goodness if he has any. Stefano asks Lexie if she thinks he couldn't create someone as beautiful as her if there was no good in him? He tells her he knows he's done wrong and he can make no excuses but he is capable of doing good. Stefano says he's trying to do something good now but John is preventing it. Stefano tells Lexie he knows of a cure for Roman and will give them the cure for his freedom, but John won't let him out to get the cure. Lexie says there is no cure but Stefano says he is the only one who knows where the cure is. Stefano says he can provide the cure and end the pain for the Brady family, he could make amends for past mistakes. Stefano says he is not the monster people say he is and she must know that because she is here, they are bonded together, father and daughter. Abe shows up and tells Stefano to leave her alone, he is a monster. Abe tells Lexie that Stefano would say anything to be free and she shouldn't let him get to her.

Abe and Lexie return to the church and says he wishes she hadn't seen Stefano. Abe tells her that John believes Stefano has the cure as well, but Abe will not release Stefano. Abe suggest they take their seats but Lexie says she needs to do something first.

Kristen shows up at the church and John tells her he shouldn't come. Kristen asks what his decision about Stefano is and he tells her that's none of her business. Kristen tells him she knows he'll do it despite what he says, but John says he can't do it because only Abe knows the code for Stefano's jail. Before leaving Kristen says she knows he'd move heaven and earth to save Roman's life.

Lexie finds John and she wants to help him get Stefano out because she wants to know if Stefano is capable of any good. Lexie tells John that the security code is in Abe's pocket book computer, which he left at home today!

Back inside the church the wedding is set to begin, and Susan says she can't believe a wedding in Salem is going to happen. As Kate wallows in pity Laura grins with satisfaction seeing Kate's pain. Sami is ready, and is with Marlena and Roman. Roman asks her if she's ready and she is and says she wants to be the best wife and mother she can, but she'll always be his little girl. Roman feels that Eric must be wrong, Sami isn't hiding anything.

Carrie is crying outside the church that this can't be happening and doesn't understand why she can't leave.

Kristen returns to see Stefano and tells him they have a problem. Kristen says John wants to free him but only Abe has the code to open the door.


August 29
At the hospital Mike is thinking about Carrie when Hope shows up to see him. Hope asks Mike when he gets off work and he says no time soon. Hope ran into Laura, who told her everything, and Hope agrees that Carrie deserves a man like Mike. Mike says Carrie only thinks of him as a friend and Hope says that's a good start. Mike tells Hope he's going to tell Carrie the truth after the wedding, which Hope says should be starting bow.

At the church Austin and Lucas are waiting at the alter. Celeste shows up and learns from Abe that Lexie went to see Stefano. Celeste is upset and says Stefano will draw her into his web, but Abe thinks Lexie is smarter than that.

Out in the garden Lexie tells John the location of Abe's pocket computer, which holds the combination to Stefano's cell. Lexie says she needs to know if her father is capable of doing good, and if he comes through he'll save Roman and redeem himself. John tells her he doesn't want to come between her and Abe so he has to forget what she just told him. Lexie and John argue over Stefano but Lexie knows when someone is running a scam and she truly believes Stefano wants to make up for his past. John knows she wants to believe him and Lexie asks if he can blame her, all she wants to know is if a DiMera is capable of changing for good. John asks her if she can live with the fact that Stefano could be fooling her, but she asks if he can live with Roman's death on his conscious. Lexie gives John the key to her house and when he leaves Lexie says she's sorry for doing this to Abe. Later Celeste finds Lexie and worries about what Stefano has done to her. Celeste tells Lexie that Stefano is praying on her goodness and the desire to have a father. Lexie says what if Stefano was trying to do something good and Celeste tells her hell would freeze over first! Celeste knows Lexie has done something and hopes it doesn't cost her what she loves the most.

Carrie is crying outside the church about how Austin could do this to her. Sami is so happy and she hugs Marlena, but Roman isn't sure about what Sami could be hiding from him. Marlena walks down the isle, and Carrie comes into the church and stands behind Roman and Sami, who are getting ready to make the walk. Roman walks Sami down the isle and he realizes that nobody looks very happy, Kate actually looks constipated. Roman sees Austin staring at someone else and when Roman looks back he sees Carrie standing in the back of the church. Roman recalls Eric saying if he only had a couple hours he could learn the truth, so Roman pretends to collapse.

Roman says that he just lost his footing and Abe and Austin help him up. Roman asks where John is and Abe says he hasn't seen John since before the wedding. Abe realizes that he forgot his pocketbook computer at home and he's worried because it has Stefano's cell's security code in it. Roman tells him to go get it and Abe leaves. Roman whispers to Eric that he just bought him the time to find out what Sami is hiding and Eric leaves. Roman tells everyone that he's fine and when he sees Sami's face he tells himself he can't chose one daughter over the other. Austin says he feels they should postpone the wedding but Sami says her daddy will feel fine after he rests. Austin says they'll have to leave that up to Roman and they give him time to rest. Caroline says Will was asking for his mom and Sami tells Will that

Marlena tells Laura that she has this feeling that this interruption is a blessing in disguise. Laura asks Marlena what she knows about Mike and Carrie's relationship. Marlena says they are good friends but Laura says Mike wants them to be much more. Meanwhile Sami tells Austin maybe Eric could walk her down the isle, and then wonders where Eric is. Austin says he may be outside so Sami says she'll go look for him but eventually goes back to the brides room. Kate goes up to Laura and says that her little plan to get Mike and Carrie has failed. Laura tells Kate there will be a wedding and she calls Mike, while Lucas listens in.

Eric rushes out to find Carrie outside the church and tells her that Roman just bought them the time they need to learn the truth about Sami. Carrie asks him where they are going and he says he'll figure it out in the car. In the car Carrie says she hopes they can prove Sami isn't the sweet person Austin thinks she is. Eric says he thinks that Sami is hiding something, and they should start looking at the hospital.

Carrie and Eric show up at the hospital and she asks Mike if he will help them find out whatever Sami is hiding, and they think that it's enough to stop the wedding for good. Mike says he'll help if he can and Carrie, Eric, and Mike all put the pieces together, which leads to the hospital computers. Mike gets the call from Laura and he tells her that Carrie and Eric are at the hospital planning to uncover something to stop the wedding. Eric and Carrie continue to talk and Eric says Sami is freaking out about something and is even scarred about Lucas. Carrie doesn't understand and he tells Carrie that Sami flipped out when she found Lucas with Will's baby book. Carrie asks Mike if she can help get them into the hospital records room, and Mike remembers Laura telling him not to help Carrie stop the wedding if it means risking his happiness.

Back at the church Roman asks Marlena to bring Sami out to him. Meanwhile Lucas feels he needs to talk to Sami about what Eric and Carrie could be doing at the hospital. Marlena gets Sami and she comes out to see Roman but is stopped by Lucas. Lucas really wants to talk to her but Sami want's to talk to Roman first. Sami asks Roman if he's ready to go ahead and he asks if they shouldn't wait for Eric. Sami says there is no need and Roman tells Austin to inform the priest to start the ceremony again.

John goes to Abe's house and gets the code from Abe's pocket computer. As John is writing the code down Abe walks in and finds him there. Abe can't believe John broke into his home. John says he won't let Roman die but Abe tells him Roman told them that he doesn't want Stefano to go free. Abe says he really hurt him and he should arrest him. Lexie shows up and says if he arrests John he has to arrest her as well. They all argue about the situation. Lexie says she and John put their hatred for Stefano aside for Roman's sake and says if it was anyone but Stefano he would do it too. Lexie begs Abe to help them save Roman's life, but he just walks out of the room. Lexie tells John she's sorry for putting him in this predicament and says they've lost. Abe looks at a picture of himself and Lexie and Abe realizes John maybe right, if Roman knew Stefano claimed he had a cure for his disease would he still insist Stefano not be released. Abe confronts them both and tells them that he has thought the situation over. First, he resents their betrayal, but he will help them break Stefano out. John tells Abe he's doing the right thing.

At the jail Stefano tells Kristen that someone else will help him escape. Kristen asks who will help him and he says that he expected John and Abe to get into this argument, which is where Lexie comes in. Kristen tells Stefano that Lexie will never go against Abe. Kristen says Lexie is terrified of being a DiMera and if she has any interest in her it's some perverse fascination, and Stefano says it's a start. Kristen warns him that asking Lexie for help was the wrong move and it will blow up in his face. Stefano says that as a doctor Lexie is committed to saving lives and he believes she will help them. Suddenly Hope shows up and Stefano asks her why she is here. Hope tells him his latest scheme to get out of jail won't succeed, but he says will see. Hope says he better do it before she remembers what happened at Maison Blanche, she's already putting the pieces together and she thinks what she knows will keep him in jail for life. Stefano laughs and says "I don't think so." Hope says John will never betray Abe but Stefano assures her it already have. Hope and Stefano argue, but Hope insists Abe will not let Stefano out and he won't go back on his word. Stefano gets mad and screams at them both to get out, he doesn't need their pessimism.

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