Billie, Bo and Hope all have dreams of conversations since their return from Rome and each wonder what the future holds. Hope is looking at a pic of her, Shawn-D and Bo when S-D and Abby come in the room. Abby says she is thinking about her Mom and Dad and want them back home and together. Hope says she understands and sends Abby off the check on the cookies they are helping Alice bake. S-D says he feels the same way - he wants his mom and dad together. Hope says she does too but is not sure what will happen. They talk about Bo and Billie and the misunderstandings that Hope and Bo have had and whether Hope thinks she and Bo can get back together again. She tells S-D that she doesn't think there is any future for her with Franco. S-D asks if love is this much trouble and pain and Hope tells him no it's wonderful it just takes a lot of work. They talk some more and both agree that they don't want to see Billie hurt and also realize that someone will get hurt no matter what.
At Titan, Kate is furious and tells someone on the phone to get over there right away and little later we see Franco show up at her office. She says she was not thinking straight when she called and that she doesn't want to do anything permanent to Sami but needs to stop her. Franco says he wants to keep Hope and will do whatever to make sure she and Bo do not get back together and that she and Sami came to an understanding in Rome and he can get info from her as to what she may be up to next. Kate warns him to be careful that Sami is very clever but he tells her that Sami is just a child. Lucas shows back up after a visit with Sami that was not very productive and wonders what Franco is doing there. They cover and say he is there for his next assignment and he leaves. Lucas tells Kate that he may have a way to placate Sami and next we see them heading to see her in Vic's office. They tell her they have decided to give her a job at Titan - it is Director of Imaging and Personnel Development and consists of finding and hiring new models, she will scheduling and creating photo shoots, coordinating and she will be in charge of developing Titan's commercial image (yea I rewound to get all that). They told her she proved she could destroy the company's image they want to see if she can create one. She said it sounded good for starters. Kate did say there was a condition - she had to take Viv's old office she could not have Vic's. Sami tried to stay in Vic's office but Kate won that battle. When Kate left Lucas asked for the blackmail pics but Sami said no way she might still need them. Lucas tells Sami that she may could have done all this honestly and not by blackmail. She doesn't think she could but Lucas told her could have but that would have meant she was going to be honest and have integrity and that's impossible for her. She has dream that she can do it without blackmail but says it's a whole lot easier with blackmail.
At the police station, Abe says the DA is pressing for Billie to testify and Bo finally tells him why Billie can't testify and her getting back on drugs in Rome because of Max. Abe says he understands and calls the DA to work out a deal. Bo comes home to Billie and tells her that they need her to testify and that he had to tell Abe about her. He worked out a deal with the DA to have Billie testify to the grand jury and have it sealed so no one will know. She is reluctant and concerned that Max will go public about her but Bo thinks he won't risk it because then he will have to admit he did those things. She agrees they go to the station to get it over with. Abe assures it all will work out just fine.
In the Grand Canyon, Jen runs but Travis catches her before she can get too far away and they find a cave to hide in while they wait for Peter. He keeps wondering when Peter will get there and Jen tells him that Peter may be coming from a long way away and that it may be hours or days before he can arrive. Travis is not too happy about this but knows it is probably true. Jack has hitched a ride with an older gentleman named Cliff and introduces himself as Nick. He says he is on his way to meet his wife for camping when his car broke down. Cliff has the radio on and they hear about Jen and Travis and that they found the car vacated and also about Jack. Cliff turns to Jack and says you're Jack aren't you and Jack admits he is but swears he's not dangerous and tries to tell Cliff the condensed version of what is going on. All of a sudden they come on a road block and Jack pulls out a gun and tells Cliff he needs his hat. Cliff shows the officer his license and the officer notices a guy slumped over with Cliff's hat on and looks like he is sleeping in the truck. Cliff says it's his son - he is on a college break and they are on their way home and shows the officer a pic of him and his son on a fishing trip. The officer buys the story and sends them on their way. Jack thanks Cliff and he says he knows that Jack is not dangerous because he could have shot him back when he first picked him up. They arrive about 1/2 mile from the entrance to the Grand Canyon and Jack gets out to walk the rest of the way. Cliff tells him to keep the hat to help with his disguise and wishes him luck. Jack heads off and says he needs to find a place to hide and spots what looks like an entrance to a cave and heads for it as the credits roll.
Kristen is also in Salem Place. She believes that John will love her once again once Susan gives Little Elvis back to her. Kristen sees Hope and John talking so she butts in. Hope decides to leave to let John talk with Kristen. Kristen asks John out for dinner but John says nope. John says he has to go to the cop shop to check up on Jen's whereabouts. Kristen hopes some news arrives and John says if she'd tell them where Peter is it would make things easier. Kristen says she doesn't know and wishes he would believe her, but John says he doesn't know if he'll ever be able to believe another word she says.
At the hospital Mike tells Roman that his health is improving. Eric asks what his dad wants for Christmas, and Roman says he wants to marry Marlena. Roman decides to use the phone in the room to call Marlena, so Eric and Mike leave the room. Eric tells Mike that this is the happiest he's seen his dad in a long time, but Mike says that once Roman is recovered Marlena and John will be married
Roman and Eric leave the hospital and run into John and Kristen, who are arguing about Kristen's lies about Peter. Roman asks them if they'd like to go to dinner and Kristen quickly says they'd love too. Roman, Eric, Kristen, and John all go out to dinner. Roman thanks John for what he and Hope did, and he will be indebted to him forever. Roman then proposes a toast to John and Kristen and in hopes they have many children. Kristen points out that she can't have children, so Roman says they can adopt. Kristen says that she and John are actually discussing that. John decides to discuss it right now and asks Kristen to dance. As they dance John and Kristen bicker. Later Roman dances with Kristen and John is stuck talking with Eric. John tells Eric that he will tell Roman the truth as soon as he is well. Eric tells John that his love for Marlena isn't right, Marlena and Roman belong together and Eric asks John to back off and let them be happy. John tells Eric that he will marry his mother, whether he or Sami like it or not! Kristen and Roman sit down and when Kristen tells John how Roman went on and on about Marlena, John walks out.
At the station a lawyer tells Max that Billie's testimony will be concealed, nobody will learn Billie is a junkie. The lawyer tries to cut Max a deal for a reduced sentence, but Max refuses to go to prison.
In Abe's office Abe and Bo talk while Billie leaves to get them some sandwiches. Abe asks Bo if the reason he's working so hard to find Jen is to avoid spending time with Billie. Bo tells Abe that his situation is so complicated. Bo explains that he only moved on with Billie because he thought Hope was unavailable. Abe tells Bo he has some major decisions to make, and Bo says he has to resolve all this. Billie returns and Bo tells Billie that he's worried about Max getting off (Bo uses this excuse to explain the serious look on Bo and Abe's faces when Billie came in). Billie doesn't buy the story and asks him why he is avoiding coming home with her. Bo tells her he has to be here in case any new leads come in. Billie then surprises Bo with the idea of buying a new boat for them to live on. Bo remembers buying the Fancy Face and he tells Billie that he needs to think about it. Bo also tells her if they get a new boat HE wants to pay for it. Suddenly Abe shows up and tells Bo that Travis and Jen were spotted near the Grand Canyon.
Max is brought up into the station and he confronts Billie about her drugs. Max tells Billie that she'll be back on drugs real soon, once a junkie always a junkie. Bo grabs Max and tells him it's time the slimy bastard paid the piper (Bo's words) Later, a shaken Billie tells Abe and Bo she can't testify against Max.
Hope goes to the hospital to talk to Mike about Billie. Mike remembers his promise to Billie, so he tells Hope that Billie just had a serious case a food poisoning. Hope then asks if Bo talked about her at all in Rome, and Mike says she should ask Bo about that. Mike is then called off to see a patient. Hope decides to go to the police station, and of course she walks in on Bo and Billie holding each other.
Peter shows up at the Canyon and tries to explain everything to Jen. Peter claims that it was all Stefano's doing. Peter tells Jen he loves her, but Jack shows up and tells Peter that Jen belongs with him! Peter and Jack ask Jen to chose, and she chooses Peter. Of course this is just a dream, Peter is really in the rain forest hospital, delirious with Jungle Fever. Eventually the woman watching Peter has to leave to close up some shop, and while she's gone Peter wakes up.
Jack is exploring the park looking for Jen and Travis. Jen and Travis are hiding in a cave. When Jen tries to beg Travis not to do this, Travis warns Jen if she tries anything he'll make sure she never sees Jack or little Abbey again. When Park Rangers show up, Jen and Travis AND Jack are all forced to lay low until the rangers leave. Later Jack stumbles upon a man and his son camping. Jack claims that he's looking for his friends because they were going camping, but the man asks him why he doesn't have any gear? Jack says he came strait from work and he asks if he can use their phone. The man lets Jack use his phone, so Jack calls Mike. Suddenly the Park Rangers show up again! The man covers for Jack for some reason and Mike tells Jack he should turn himself in. Jack refuses and he leaves to search for Jen.
Back in the cave that Travis has stashed Jen in, Jen writes note in the dirt, but is caught by Travis when she tries to escape. Travis starts strangling the bitch (Travis' word, not mine). Travis stops strangling Jen and drags her out of the cave in hopes of finding Peter. Travis and Jen scale a cliff and end up at a cabin. Jen asks Travis what will happen if Peter doesn't come, but Travis says she better pray that doesn't happen. Travis locks Jen in the cabin and leaves to get some water. Jen tries to escape from the cabin before Peter shows up or Travis kills her. Meanwhile, Jack finds Jen message scribbled in the dirt on the cave floor. Jack recalls Travis telling him that his family had a cabin in the Grand Canyon, so he decides to find it. Back at the cabin, Travis returns before Jen can escape.
At the police station Hope shows up as Bo is holding Billie. Billie sees Hope, so she kisses Bo! Hope naturally walks off. Billie and Bo go to the pub and they talk. Billie agrees to testify against Max if he will be there for her. Bo assures her he will and Billie says that his love is giving her the strength to fight Max. Bo tells Billie she has a lot more strength that she gives herself credit for and he reminds her she has a loving family as well. Billie says she's just afraid that Max will tell someone the truth.
Back at the station a police officer ask Hope to watch Max while he goes do to do some type of cop thing. Hope tells Max he'll never destroy another family with his filthy drugs again. Max says if he goes down he's taking Billie with him! Max tells Hope that Billie will probably go back to Europe so it's easier to do her thing, "dope." Hope doesn't know what Max is talking about, so Max tells Hope that Billie was a junkie in Rome. Max is carted off and Hope can't believe Billie was back on drugs.
Hope goes back to Gran's place and Franco shows up to see Hope. Hope is troubled and she tells Franco what Max told her about Billie. Franco says it's not possible, he saw Billie and Bo in Rome and they were happy. Hope wonders if Bo stayed in Rome to take care of Billie, but Franco tells her that Bo was with Billie because they are in love, it's obvious that Max wants revenge on Billie and that's why he said that. Franco tells Hope he has to go to an appointment and he tells her to put this drug business out of his head. Hope can't get what Max said out of her head, and she realizes that Billie was on drugs.
Back at the Kiriakis mansion Bo is fantasizing about Hope and how perhaps they could be together. Suddenly Billie comes in a negligee and asks Bo to make love to her. Bo tries to avoid Billie but she won't take no for an answer and she's already filled up the hot tub. Suddenly the phone rings and Bo answers it. Lucky for Bo it's the station and he has to go track down a lead on Jen. Billie tells Bo she understands and she hopes the lead pays off. When Bo leaves, Billie realizes Bo is slipping away from her and wonders what she can do.
At the restaurant Roman asks Kristen if there is trouble with John. Kristen says no, John just had to go do something. Kristen excuses herself to go after John. Outside Kristen tells John they have to play the loving couple, but John could care less and says that's her dream, he's not going to live her dream. John says that he wants Roman to find out the truth, but he can't let Roman know until he is stronger and can take the stress. Kristen tells John that Eric wants his parents back together, but John says that won't change the fact that he and Marlena will marry. Kristen tells John that Marlena only committed to him because she thought Roman was dead, and she suggest if Roman came back earlier Marlena may have chosen Roman. John tells Kristen that he knows what she's doing and it's not going to work. John and Kristen bicker, John says that his and Marlena's love can't be denied, just like it couldn't be denied when Roman was here. Kristen tells John she loves him and will be there for him, and she walks off. John wonders if Roman had been healthy if he would have given him and Marlena his (Roman's) blessing.
Back inside Roman asks Eric what is going on with John and Kristen and if they are having problems. Eric ignores his dad and avoids the subject. Roman asks Eric if he noticed how tense John was and Eric says he's making to much out of this. Roman says he has a very strong feeling that things are being kept from him due to his illness.
Eric goes outside and apologizes to John for getting him so steamed up and he's sorry for coming down so hard on him. Eric tells John that it's important to him to have his mom and dad together. John says he knows that, but his mom loves him, end of discussion. Eric asks if John could just give his parents a shot. John tells Eric ENOUGH, but Eric asks if he's afraid that Marlena might actually love Roman again? Eric tells John that he never blamed him or judged him, and he even supported his mother's decision to be with John. However, Eric says while John was in the jungle he saw his mom and dad reconnect and he thinks they could get back together if given the chance. Eric asks John to back off and John says Eric has to back off. Eric and John argue and fight about how Roman walked out on Marlena. They argue and bicker about whether Roman and Marlena really did reconnect while John was in the jungle. Eric tells John he won't let him ruin the chance for his parents to reunite, but John tells Eric that decision is up to Marlena, and Eric should stay out of it. John walks off and Eric says he just can't do that.
Back in the restaurant Roman is recalling Marlena telling him she will marry him. However, he also recalls seeing John holding Marlena and wonders what isn't right, and he's going to find out what.
Roman leaves the restaurant and he tells Eric to go on home, he'd like to walk along the pier on his home. Eric says okay and returns home. Roman catches up with John on the pier. John apologizes for running out and he thanks Roman for dinner. Roman tells John he has a feeling that things are being kept from him, he feels he's being lied to and asks John if it's true. Roman asks John straight out if he and Kristen are happy, is their marriage strong, is their marriage real?
Kristen calls Susan and tells her that she will pick up the baby tomorrow, and she assures Susan that only she can keep her baby safe from Stefano. Kristen tells Susan that if she loves her boy she will let her (Kristen) have him. Kristen hangs up and Susan cries and holds little Elvis. Susan looks at little Elvis and sees him turn into a devil dog and she declares that she will not let Mr. Stefano DiMera turn him into a devil dog. Meanwhile Kristen is getting the nursery ready for little Elvis and dreams about John returning to her.
Sami hears the footsteps following her and picks up her pace and then hollers out who's there? No one answers and she continues on and hollers out again. This time she hears some say it's me and it's Eric but he comes from the opposite direction from where she heard the footsteps. They start talking about Mom and Dad and getting them back together and that John is a problem. Sami says that Mom should concentrate on Dad and that John needs to butt out. Eric tells her she needs to take some of her own advice and naturally she says her situation is different. They have some great brother - sister talk and she asks him what he is hiding from the family. He denies that he is hiding anything. She says she has a great job at Titan and just name what job he wants and she can get him one. He finally gets back to the Mom and Dad situation and Sami asks for a brotherly hug. He obliges and they head their own way (you probably want to see this scene - great rapport between these two characters).
Roman questions John again about him and Kristen. John remembers his conversation with Marlena at the hospital when they were discussing whether to tell Roman and is trying to figure out what to tell Roman. Roman again ask if he and Kristen are having problems and if Marlena is in the middle of it. John asks why he mentioned Marlena and Roman explains he has seen them in close conversations and goes on to say he thinks that Doc was counseling John about the marriage. John tells Roman he is wrong (well he is right there). Roman keeps pressing and says that he feels people are keeping things from him and John is about to tell Roman the truth when Marlena shows up. (She and Laura had been at the hospital tending to a patient and they talked about the situation. Laura asked if Marlena was falling for Roman again but Doc says no that John is the one she loves). Marlena asks Roman and John what they are talking about and Roman says that John was about to tell him about him and Kristen's relationship. Marlena has a panic look on her face and naturally it ends up that no one tells Roman anything. She says she is cold and wants to leave so Roman insist that they all go back to the penthouse for a nightcap. John tries to get out of it but no luck. At the penthouse, Roman says it's nice they can get together like this. You can tell Marlena is nervous about both of them there. Roman excuses himself to go call Abe about Jen. John tells Doc that he can't stand being there and not being able to be with her and says they should tell Roman the truth now. She says no they can't (of course she says no). She tells John that she loves him so much. He says he has to leave and just tell Roman that he went to help with the search for Jen. Before he leaves he turns and grabs Marlena and kisses her and leaves her speechless. She is upset with the whole situation and is about to cry when Roman comes back. He asks what is wrong and where is John. She explains she is upset about Jen and that John went to see what he could do. Roman says he understands about her concern for Jen but says he did get some good news while on the phone. He says that Mike said his blood work looks good and he should expect to live a long life. He says now they can work on there future together. He also tells Doc that if he had not thought he was dying he would have never written those letters saying he gave her and John his blessing because he would have not given up on getting her back. He grabs he and hugs her as she wonders what will she do now.
John runs into Stef when he leaves the penthouse and asks where Peter is. Stef says he has no idea and John tells him if he does he better let Abe or him know because if they find out he knows he will be back in jail in no time. As John walks off Stef's cell phone rings and it is Peter. Stef was in the park meeting with Bart to see if he had heard from Peter. Stef must have taken his smart aleck pills because he is snappy with Bart. When Bart shows up he ask if Stef wanted to see him and Stef says no he just called because he wanted to hang out with him and then just when they are done Stef turns and ask Bart why he is still there and Bart says are you talking to me and Stef says no I was talking to him and points to the air.
In the Grand Canyon, Jen notices that Travis is very nervous at the cabin and he tells her it's been a long time since he's been there - the last time he was here he says and then he stops and doesn't tell her anymore. She tries to get more out of him but he clams up. He ties Jen up and says he's going to the pick up point to see if Peter has arrived. He doesn't gag her because there is no one around to hear her. While he is gone just in case someone is near she screams her head off for someone to help her. She hears rustling outside and thinks someone is near but it is only Travis returning. He comments that she is losing her voice and that Peter has not shown up yet but they will stay there til either Peter shows up or hell freezes over. Jack is wandering around trying to figure out where Travis' cabin may be but knows it's useless at this point as there are hundreds of cabins around and he doesn't even know which direction they may have headed. He decides to call Laura at the hospital (he says he could not call her at home because of the bug on the phone - so how did he know she would be at the hospital?) and asks for her help. He asks her to break in to Travis' house and see if she can find anything on the location of the cabin in the Grand Canyon and she wonders how she can do that since they still have a police guarding the house. She says she will but how will she contact him back - he says he will call he as he will be on the move (they are not using cell phones in these scenes). She goes over and tells the cop that she noticed a odd looking feller down the street and the cop goes to investigate while Laura goes in to snoop around (what!!?? the door is not locked and she just walks right in!!). She is snooping around with the teny tiny light and then the lights come on and the cop asks her what she is doing. Before she can answer we flash back to Jack in the Grand Canyon who thinks Laura has had enough time to look around but when he turns to go to the pay phone to make the call he is confronted by a guy that points a gun in Jack's face and tells him not to move as the credits roll.
At the DiMera Mansion Kristen is baby proofing the house when Stefano shows up. When he asks her what she is doing she claims to be looking for an earring. Stefano tells Kristen that he heard from Peter, and something about the call worries him. Stefano tells Kristen that Peter said he was sick, so Stefano told him to go to the compound. The only problem is that he can't send a plain for Peter because Abe is watching him like a hawk. Stefano sees a present and Kristen says it's for John. Stefano goes on about his children and how he has big plans for little Elvis.
Susan is praying to the blessed virgin in hopes that she will give her some type of sign as what to do about the baby when Sister Mary shows up with little Elvis. Susan looks at Elvis and says come her you little devil, then she says she means angel, not devil. Kristen calls Mary's room, and Mary gives the phone to Susan. Kristen tells Susan that she's coming by to pick up little Elvis and she tells Susan that she is doing the right thing. After the phone call Susan begins packing and hopes she is doing the right thing.
Celeste and Lexie are out shopping in Salem place when Celeste gets a call from Mary. Mary tells Celeste that Susan is acting very strange and she was hoping Celeste could stop by the convent and see Susan. Celeste shows up and Susan yells that Stefano sent her didn't he! Celeste says she only came because Mary asked her to come. Celeste asks Mary to watch Elvis so she can talk with Susan alone. Celeste asks if this has to do with Elvis' father? Susan asks if she knows who the father is, but Celeste says she doesn't. Susan starts going off about bad children and vampires and witches babies. Celeste says all children are born good and only turn evil by the environments in which they are raised. Celeste uses Lexie as an example, and she says she loved Lexie so much that she gave her up, rather than allow Stefano to raise her. Celeste and Susan talk and Celeste tells Susan that if a mother loves her child, the mother will do what is best for the baby and not herself. Celeste is unintentionally encourages Susan to give Elvis up to Kristen!
Back at Salem Place, John asks Lexie to get Stefano to tell her where Peter is. Later John walks by the store he bought Marlena's engagement ring and recalls proposing to Marlena. John says if he can't be with Marlena now, he can do everything he can to help Jack and Jen by finding Peter.
Marlena runs into Kristen, who is shopping for toys for Brady and Belle. Marlena tells Kristen she doesn't have to pretend to be John's wife for much longer because they are telling Roman the truth very soon. Later Marlena overhears Kristen telling another woman that little Elvis is coming back home to her today!
Stefano asks one of his men to try and fine Peter. Stefano looks at the pictures of his children on the mantle and says once he knows Peter is safe then he can concentrate on his youngest son. Lexie comes to see Stefano and invites him to her medical school graduation. Lexie asks Stefano if he knows where Peter is and he tells her no, but he is very worried about him. A man asks Stefano to talk in private, so they leave the room. Stefano asks the man if he's found anything out about Peter. The man tells Stefano what he has learned, but he doesn't know where Peter is now. What they don't know is that Lexie is eavesdropping on their conversation.
In the jungle Peter learns that the next plane to the States won't be for a couple of days. Suddenly Peter gets a jungle fever attack and starts screaming in pain. Dr. Rolfe shows up and tells Peter to freeze or he'll shoot! Dr. Rolfe eventually recognizes Peter and realizes he has Jungle Fever. Dr. Rolfe tells Peter that he must take a special drug to cure the fever and it will take time to make the drug. Peter says he doesn't have time to wait around, he needs to get to Jen before Jack. Rolfe tells him he has to wait, otherwise he will die.
In the Canyon, Jack has been snatched by a man who wants to collect the price on his head. Jack asks the man not to turn him in, but the man doesn't care. Jack tells the man that he is the only one who can save his ex-wife Jennifer, but the man still doesn't care. Jack appeals to the mans militia side and asks him not to turn him into a justice system he doesn't believe in. Jack promises the man he'll reward him once Jen is saved so they strike a bargain. Jack shows the man the picture of Travis and the man tells Jack that there isn't enough money in the world to make him go up to that cabin!
Meanwhile, Someone has shown up outside of the cabin Travis and Jen are hiding in, and Jen thinks it may be Jack so she tries to scream. Travis ties Jen up and gags her. He then goes to check on who is outside, and he fires a shot! Jen thinks it may be Jack and starts screaming. Peter tries to call Travis, but Travis is outside the cabin. Jen hears the phone ring and tries to answer it. Travis ends up returning and when Jen tells him Peter may have tried to call, Travis says for her sake she better call back. While Jen is eating she drops a spoon and realizes there is a cellar under the cabin. Peter calls back and demands to speak to Jen to know if she's all right. Peter tells Jen he will be there soon and Jen tells Peter if he loves her then she will let her go home to her family. Peter tells her HE is her family and that he will make up for lost time.