Stefano comes over to the townhouse to pick up Vivian, but Ivan tells Stefano that Vivian isn't going anywhere. Celeste shows up and tells Stefano that Vivian isn't feeling well and she wants Lexie to come over to look at her. Stefano finds Vivian crying while watching a movie and tells Stefano that something is wrong and maybe she should get the tests Dr. Mike wanted her to get. Stefano tells Vivian all she needs to do is go out and have a good time with him. Stefano pushes the up mood button and Vivian all of the sudden feels great. While Vivian changes, Stefano realizes that Ivan is becoming a problem and must be taken care of.
At the Penthouse Grill, after Sami Monroe finishes singing happy birthday to Mr. Franco, the hitman fires his gun and Sami goes down. Everyone rushes to Sami and Eric screams for someone to get help. Mike, Craig, and Lexie attend to Sami and Lucas attacks Lucas and accuses him of hiring a hitman to kill Sami. Lucas says if he hired someone to kill Sami than his man wouldn't have missed. Mike tells Sami that she should go to the hospital, but she convinces them to just take her to her office. Abe tells no one to leave because he wants to question them all, however, the shooter most likely got away through a service elevator. Abe talks to Kate and tells her that it looks like this was a professional hit. Kate asks who would want to kill Sami and Abe says the logical suspects are her and Lucas. Kate tells Abe how dare he accuse them and that if he even points a finger and them then he'll find himself in the unemployment line.
Sami returns to the party and insists that she is fine. Franco offers to take her home, but Sami says that she doesn't want to give Lucas another opportunity to kill her. Carrie shows up and tells Sami that there is no proof that Lucas did this.
Stefano and Vivian show up and Vivian tells Sami that she heard about her dreadful accident and tells her to look at it as an omen to celebrate her life. Sami takes one look at Stefano, remembers his warning to her awhile back, and then faints.
Ali and Mike are dancing and Ali invites him over to her house, but he says he's beat and would like to take a raincheck on that offer. Mike tells Ali he'll take her home and they get ready to leave.
Lexie approaches Stefano and asks him how Vivian is because she got the message from Celeste about checking her out. Stefano tells Lexie that Celeste has everything backwards and that Vivian is fine. Vivian and Stefano then take center stage and do the meringue. Kate then one-ups Vivian by doing a very steamy tango with Stefano. Vivian, who is in a down mood, tries to attacks Kate and calls her a bitch and to stay away from Stefano. Stefano pulls Vivian off of Kate and Kate walks away, confident that Stefano is on her side. Later, Lucas tells Kate that he didn't hire a hit and asks her if she did. Kate says of course she didn't.
Meanwhile, a cop finds the hitman's gun and brings it to Abe. Abe says that it was a professional hit, but doesn't understand why the hitman missed, unless it was a warning.
Stefano takes Vivian home and Vivian tells Stefano that she never wants to see him again. Stefano laughs and says his plan is going perfectly.
Franco takes Sami home and then searches the bushes because Sami swears she heard something. Franco calls Candy and tells her that he'll meet her shortly. Austin and Carrie show up and Sami says she wants to pack Will up and move in with Franco. Carrie doesn't think that is a bad idea, but Austin insists she stay here tonight. Franco offers to stay with her tonight, but Sami says it wouldn't look right because they aren't married. After Franco and Sami leave, Carrie accuses Austin of allowing Sami to go on believing that Lucas was the one who shot her.
Eric walks Nicole home and they talk about their relationship. Nicole says she's ready for a relationship now, but Eric says their is a condition. Eric says he doesn't want to be jerked around if she doesn't know what she wants yet. Nicole says that she wants him and kisses him.
The hitman finds Roberto and tells him that he missed Franco and hit the girl. Roberto tells them that she is fine, but they still have to kill Franco. The hitman's girlfriend says they have to leave now, but Roberto convinces them that they can still kill Franco and return to Italy with their honor intact. Later, the hitman calls Roberto and says that he and his girlfriend are leaving, so it's up to Roberto to finish the job.
At Titan, Eric looks at a copy of Bella and remembers Nicole kissing him and telling him that she wants him. Eric hears something at the door and when he opens it, Taylor falls into the photo lab. Taylor tells Eric that her cart tipped over and Eric says it's ok. They talk a bit and Eric tells her that there is something about her face that makes him trust her. Eric asks Taylor if she wants to help him develop some pictures and she eagerly says yes. Eric develops some pictures of Nicole and starts telling Taylor what a wonderful person Nicole is. Eric eventually leaves and offers Taylor a ride home, but she says she has a way home and thanks him. Once he's gone, Taylor starts saying how gorgeous and nice Eric is.
Franco meets up with Candy and tells her why he's late. Candy gives Franco his own personal performance and they make love.
At the Kiriakis mansion, Sami almost clubs Austin when she's afraid he is a burglar. Lucas and Kate show up and Sami threatens to call the police on him. Kate stops her from calling the police and says that Lucas is just here to get his clothes. Sami accuses Lucas and Kate of hiring the hitman, but they tell her they didn't. Everyone starts fighting and Austin breaks it up. Lucas and Austin go upstairs to get Lucas' things and Sami asks Kate if she got Stefano to bump her off. Kate tells Sami that if she or Stefano wanted her dead, she'd be dead. Sami and Kate start arguing. Sami says now that she's living here, Austin will protect her. Kate laughs and hopes Austin will learn what a two-faced bitch she really is. They start arguing about Sami's blackmail and Kate warns her that if she reveals the blackmail, she will turn her into the police. Kate then starts throwing Franco in her face and how he's not around because he can't stand her. Sami accuses Kate of being jealous of her relationship with Franco and Kate just laughs. Kate tells Sami that Franco is just using her. Sami tells Kate that she won't let her or Lucas ruin her happy time and wedding. Sami informs Kate that she will be throwing her an elegant wedding in her garden, at her expense.
Upstairs, Lucas wants to see Will, but Austin says no way. Lucas accuses Austin of trying to steal his son, but Austin says that Will needs stability in his life. Lucas tells Austin that forcing Carrie to live here is cruel and then says that Carrie is going to be spending a lot of nights at the hospital with Mike to stay away from Sami. Lucas warns Austin that staying in this house with Sami is going to ruin his marriage.
Lucas comes downstairs and hears Sami inform his mother that she will be throwing her a wedding. Lucas quickly tells Sami "Like hell!" However, Kate tells Lucas that she has decided to give Sami the wedding here, for Will's sake. Lucas starts yelling and Austin asks Lucas and Sami if they can just shake hands and agree not to fight in front of Will. Lucas refuses, but Kate says that they should try to be civil for Will's sake. Lucas and Sami eventually agree to act civil, which pleases Austin.
Down in the bayou, Bo ends ups falling down a crevice in the cave he and Swamp Girl were hiding in. Wayne and Earl make their way into the cave. Swamp Girl lowers herself down the hole that Bo fell into just as Wayne and Earl almost find her. Bo asks Swamp Girl where they are and she tells him there's no time to explains and tells him to follow her. Bo goes light a lighter, but then apologizes when he remembers she doesn't like fire. Swamp Girl hands her a lantern and he asks where are they. Swamp Girl realizes that if Bo doesn't know where they are, then he doesn't work for the "bad man." Swamp Girl leads Bo through the underground maze. Bo starts telling Swamp Girl that somehow they are connected and he knows how. Bo says that he knows the pain she has been through.
In Lugano, Ms. Faversham says she knows how she can prove Hope is Princess Gina. Everyone asks how and Ms. Faversham says she, like her royal ancestors, all have a special birthmark. Hope says she doesn't have a birthmark. Ms. Faversham gives Hope a mirror and shows her the birthmark on the back of her head, behind her ear. Hope is shocked, but Lucille objects. Ms. Faversham says that Princess Gina is back and deserves her rolay heritage and her place in this house. Ms. Faversham wants to hold a ball, but Hope says she needs time to think and leaves. John follows her and apologizes to Ms. Faversham. Roman and Billie decide to leave as well.
Hope is upset and wonders if the birthmark is a scar from the surgery, but John says it is a birthmark. John suggests she call Doug and Julie, but Hope says they are on a sailboat, she tried calling them yesterday. Hope looks at the picture of her and wonders who the woman in the pictures is. Roman and Billie show up and Hope starts crying that maybe she's not Hope. Hope runs off and Roman tells John that Hope needs time to think. Billie utters under her breath that maybe they should call her Gina. Billie decides to leave and John and Roman start talking about Stefano's link to Princess Gina/Hope.
Hope goes to her hotel room and starts looking at her birthmark. She then looks at a picture of her, Bo, and Shawn D and wonders if she's even Shawn D's mother. Billie shows up and says that she was concerned for her, but then starts saying "What if the Horton's aren't her family." Hope says this is all of Stefano's doing, but Billie says she's not so sure about that. Billie says that what if she is Princess Gina, but was made to become Hope by Stefano. Hope insists she is Hope, but Billie says even when she first returned to Salem, Bo wasn't convinced that she was Hope. Billie starts saying how it's very possible that she's not Bo's husband or the mother of his child. Hope screams at Billie to leave. On her way out, Billie says "Goodbye Hope, or should I call you Princess Gina?" Hope sits down and starts crying and wondering who she is.
Back at Ms. Faversham's house, Ms. Faversham tells Lucile that she has to plan a ball for Gina and must rewrite her will and leave everything to Gina. After she leaves, Lucille says she can't let her do that.
At the Kiriakis mansion, Austin is getting Will ready for Lucas' visit. Will, however, isn't eager to see Lucas. Downstairs, Sami calls Franco's place, but he doesn't answer, so she leaves a message. Carrie shows up and Sami claims she scared her. Sami and Carrie end up in an argument. Sami tells Carrie that she wants to let the past go, but Carrie points out that she's marrying Franco on the same day she married Austin. Austin shows up and asks them what is going on. Carrie and Sami play nice and Austin brings Will down. Austin thinks it would be better if he lets Will and Lucas be alone during their visit, but Sami is positive that Lucas tried to shoot her. Austin refuses to believe Lucas would have her shot. Sami has to go meet with a bridal consultant today, but doesn't feel safe. Austin tells her that Salem Place is a very public and safe place. Sami leaves and Austin tells Carrie that he knows it's hard for her to stay under the same roof as Sami. Carrie has to go to the hospital and Austin says he wants to go to the gym. Carrie says she'd like to do something at Titan, but Austin tells her that he was going to Daryl's gym. Carrie becomes worried, but Austin says he is not returning to boxing. Carrie tells him that she's just afraid he could get hurt, but Austin promises to be careful.
Lucas meets Kate in Salem Place and tells his mom how excited he is to see Will. Lucas starts talking about Franco and Sami and Lucas asks Kate if Sami has more blackmail on her. Kate tells him that she doesn't, knowing that she really does. Lucas then sees Franco meet with Roberto. Roberto and Franco talk and Franco is convinced that Lucas or Sami put a hit out on Sami.
Meanwhile, Kate tells Lucas that what if the bullet that hit Sami was meant for Franco? Joan shows up to take Lucas to see Will. Kate watches Franco with Roberto and vows to find out what secret Franco is hiding. Sami shows up and Roberto leaves so Sami and Franco can talk. Sami asks Franco's why he's still wearing the same clothes as last night and Franco says he was so concerned for her that he stayed out all night trying to help the police find the shooter. Franco tells Sami he has something for her, a gun. Sami is shocked, but Franco says it's for her own protection.
As Roberto is walking off, Kate stops him and asks to speak to him.
Lucas shows up to see Will, but Will doesn't seem to want to let go of Austin.
Marlena surprises John in Lugano and they wake up in each other's arms. John and Marlena have breakfast and explains Hope's dilemma to her. Marlena decides that Hope shouldn't be alone at this time.
Billie and Roman are discussing Hope's pain. Billie says that she feels for Hope because she remembers having her life turned around when Gina returned. Billie starts going off about how if they had known she wasn't Hope back then, then maybe she'd be happy with Bo and their children. Roman says that he thinks Stefano is behind this all and is playing mind games with Hope. However, Billie thinks Stefano found Princess Gina, who looks like Hope, and decided to use her. Roman decides to check in on Ms. Faversham via the bug Billie planted, but the bug isn't working. Billie says she must have broken it and apologizes, but Roman tells her these things happen. Housekeeping shows up and gives Roman an ISA file on Princess Gina. Roman looks at the file and tells Billie that they have to go see Hope.
Hope is still looking at her birthmark and wondering about it. Hope suddenly remembers herself with Ms. Faversham and she's staring at her birthmark then and is fascinated by it. Princess Gina then looks at 'Garden at Twilight' and Ms. Faversham tells her that she wants her to have the painting. Hope returns to the present and looks into the mirror and asks herself who she is. Marlena and John show up and Hope shows Marlena her birthmark. Hope is doubting her identity. John points out that the doctor in New Orleans identified her, but Hope says she could have been mistaken for another burn victim at the hospital at the same time, and perhaps she was never even operated on. Roman shows up with the file on Princess Gina and is shocked to see Marlena there. Roman explains to her that he and Billie are undercover for the ISA. Roman returns to the reason he came here and tells Hope about the file on Gina, but there are no photos of her. Ms. Faversham calls "Gina" and says that she must see her immediately. Hope was packing, but agrees to go see Ms. Faversham. John asks her if she wants him to go with her, but Hope says this is something she wants to do on her own. Hope leaves and Marlena fears Hope could be walking into one of Stefano's traps. Roman and Marlena talk about Sami and Will and what has happened with the trial. Suddenly, Shane calls Roman and tells him about the shooting. Roman tells Marlena about the shooting and Marlena says she has to go back to Salem immediately. Hope goes to see Ms. Faversham, who has sent Lucille away.
Bo and Swamp Girl are camping in the underground lair and Bo is wondering about Swamp Girl and why he feels connected to her. Suddenly, Swamp Girl screams and wakes up. Bo starts wondering who built this underground labyrinth and why. Swamp Girl tells herself that if Bo worked for the people across the river he'd know what this place is. Swamp Girl takes Bo deeper into the labyrinth to a room with tons of canned goods and a kitchen. Bo sees Swamp Girl eating string beans out of the can and recalls Hope doing the same thing while she was pregnant. Bo starts telling Swamp Girl about Hope and how he wants to recapture what they once had. Bo finds a radio and turns it on and they start talking about the world. Bo tells Swamp Girl that he's never seen what she looks like without the mud and asks her to show him her face.
Hope goes to see Ms. Faversham at her place and Ms. Faversham tells her that she's so happy to have caught her before she left. Hope tells Ms. Faversham that she honestly has no memories of her life as Gina. Hope tells Ms. Faversham all about her life with Bo and Shawn D., and how Bo is the love of her life. Ms. Faversham tells Hope that when she was Princess Gina she also talked about the great love of her life. Ms. Faversham tells Hope that it is possible that she is Princess Gina and has been brainwashed to think she is Hope Brady. Ms. Faversham tells Hope that she is going to Bulgaria for an art festival and invites Hope to go with her. Hope agrees and Ms. Faversham tells her that they should go shopping for clothes and jewelry befitting a princess. Lucille shows up and Ms. Faversham tells her that she and Princess Gina will be going on a trip and that she can take the next two weeks off. Lucille leaves to get Ms. Faversham's medication and when she is alone she says that she will NEVER let this trip happen.
Stefano is talking with Dr. Rolfe about his dance with both Vivian and Kate. Dr. Rolfe is proud of his work and brags that his mind controlling devices are become better and better, but he think his work on Hope was his best. Stefano says it's such a shame that Hope couldn't complete her work as Gina, but Dr. Rolfe tells Stefano not to be too greedy, he got a lot out of Hope. Suddenly, Stefano receives a call from the Count Olenska. The count invites Stefano to his art festival in Bulgaria and Dr. Rolfe tells Stefano that he can't go back to Bulgaria. Stefano says that maybe he can't, but Rudolpho can. Stefano then gets a brilliant idea.
At Alamain International, Vivian rants and raves to Celeste and Ivan about how Stefano embarrassed her last night at the Penthouse Grill. Celeste points out that Kate must really be afraid of losing Stefano to her if she threw herself at Stefano's feet. Celeste also tells Vivian that Stefano is playing with her and Kate and becoming jealous is just what Stefano wants to happen. However, Vivian misinterprets Celeste's words and decides to play Stefano's game. Suddenly, Stefano calls and Celeste tells Vivian that now is her chance. Vivian tells Stefano off and how she'll never speak or deal with him again. Stefano tells Vivian that he felt bad about what happened and wanted to make it up by taking her to Bulgaria for an art festival.
In Salem Place, Kate talks with Roberto and offers him a whole lot of money to sell out Franco and tell her what is really going on. However, Franco spots Kate and Roberto and manages to break them up. Franco goes off with Roberto and he suggests that Kate and Sami meet with the wedding planner, since Kate is hosting the wedding. Kate and Sami talk to the wedding planner and Sami tells her about her dream wedding. Kate eventually gets fed up when one of Sami's ideas is to have doves released as Franco kissed her. Kate tells the wedding planner no doves and then asks what this whole wedding is going to cost her.
At the Kiriakis mansion, Lucas and Joan show up and Will is reluctant to let go of Austin and even calls him daddy. Austin eventually leaves and Lucas tries to bond with Will, but Will rejects him. Lucas begs Joan to give him a moment alone, but Joan refuses. Joan and Lucas eventually leave, but Lucas sneaks back in to see Will. While Lucas is visiting with Will, Sami returns home and is about to check in on Will.
Austin meets up with Daryl and they go out to lunch. Daryl takes Austin to the strip club and Austin feels somewhat uncomfortable. As Austin looks around the club he spots Franco staring at Candy.
Eric is looking at pictures of Nicole at the Titan photo-lab while Taylor stares at him and says how cute and nice he is, but he'd never go for a girl like her. Eric sees Taylor and tells her that he was just thinking about her. Eric tells her to come in and shows her the prints they developed yesterday. Eric tells her that she's a good assistant, but he knows she has higher aspirations. Taylor tells Eric that she just got financial aid for school and that she wants to double major in psychology and physical therapy. Taylor thinks Eric is just pretending to be interested in her, but he says he really does care. Eric says he admires her for following through with her dream and she thanks him because nobody's ever cared about her before. Nicole gives Eric a quick call and Taylor studies the picture of Nicole and then looks at her own face in the mirror. Taylor tells Eric that she better get going and leaves. Nicole shows up to see the photos and is impressed. Nicole asks Eric if she should be jealous of his time in the darkroom. Eric says that a cleaning girl, a sweet kid, helped him out last night. Nicole becomes somewhat jealous and tells him in so many words that she's his and she kisses him. Eric suddenly gets a call and has to go upstairs to sign some papers. Nicole decides to go get a soda and runs into Taylor. Nicole asks her what in the hell she's doing here.
At the Kiriakis mansion, Lucas is telling a sleeping Will how much he loves him and wanted their visit to be special. Meanwhile, Sami shows up to check on Will, but she's hesitant about going in and disturbing his rest. Lucas sneaks out, but is caught by Sami and asks what he's doing here. Lucas says he was just saying goodbye to Will. Sami says that she's calling the police on him. Lucas and Sami start arguing and then start fighting over the phone. Lucas pleads with Sami to let him off the hook. Sami asks why and Lucas says she's already ruined his life enough as is and they did promise Austin that they'd try to get along. Eventually, Sami agrees to let him off the hook, this time.
At the strip club, Austin spots Franco watching Candy. Candy talks to Franco and hopes they can get together real soon. Franco says he hopes so too and puts some money in her cleavage. Franco talks to Roberto and tells him that he better not talk to Sami, Kate, or anyone else about why he has to marry Sami. Meanwhile, Daryl asks Austin if he'll tell Sami about her finacee and he says he doesn't know. Daryl switches the subject and asks Austin to return to the ring. Austin says he can't and Daryl says this is why he'll never get married. Daryl suggests that they tie the fight into some type of charity, but Austin says no. Daryl asks if his wife wasn't in the picture, would he fight? Austin says he would and Daryl says that settles it.
Franco goes to see Sami, as does Austin. Sami tells Franco that the most horrible thing happened and she's scarred for her life. Sami tells them both that Lucas was here earlier and he got violent with her. She promised she wouldn't call the police on him in order to get him to leave, but after he did, she called the police. Lucas goes to Alice's place and is delivered a restraining order forbidding him to see his son. Lucas says he needs a drink and leaves.
In Lugano, Lucille shows up with Ms. Faversham's medicine, which she takes. Ms. Faversham tells Lucille how fabulous of a time she will have in Bulgaria with Gina. Ms. Faversham leaves to get Gina a special surprise and Lucille warns Hope not to go on this trip. Hope asks Lucille what she means and Lucille says that Ms. Faversham is too frail and ill to leave the house. Lucille pleads with Hope to talk Ms. Faversham out of this trip, but Hope says she can't do that. Lucille says she's very protective of Ms. Faversham and doesn't want anyone to hurt her. Ms. Faversham returns and asks why they seem upset. Hope tells Ms. Faversham that everything is fine. Ms. Faversham then gives Hope some earrings as a gift, and she wants her to wear her hair up like she used to. A woman name Clair shows up and Ms. Faversham tells her it's time to look like a princess again. Lucille tells Ms. Faversham that she has to take her other medication and Ms. Faversham says that she has Gina here to remind her about the medication if she forgets. Hope puts on her earrings and puts her hair up and Ms. Faversham tells her that everything is as it was. Ms. Faversham tells Lucille to go make some tea and she leaves. Lucille cries that she's been reduced to a servant now. Lucille wonders what would happen if she mixed Ms. Faversham's pain and blood pressure medication. Later, Hope returns in a sparkly gown and a GIGANTIC tiara on her head. Ms. Faversham approaches Hope and tells her that she looks fabulous, but then she collapses!
In the swamp, Bo asks to see Swamp Girl's face, but then he realizes that she's not ready to show him and he apologizes. Bo becomes hungry and starts looking through the canned goods and makes jokes that everything comes with hot sauce. As he prepares something for them to eat, he sings an awful song he makes up on the spot. After dinner, Bo says they need some entertainment. Swamp Girl says she knows something they can do and she takes Bo to a library. Bo finds a copy of Romeo and Juliette and Bo says Hope used to make him play Romeo so she could play Juliette a long long time ago. Bo starts reading it and coaxes Swamp Girl into playing along. However, Bo is surprised that Swamp Girl knows the play by heart. Bo and Swamp Girl go through the play and eventually die together. Bo can't believe that she knows the entire play by heart and tells her that she's amazing.