December 97 Week 2

Monday

December 8
Hope is helping Gran make her Christmas cookies and she decides to take some of the cookies to Bo at the Station because he's working so hard to find Jen. Gran says it would be wonderful if she could reunite with Bo for the holidays. Hope says she has talked with Bo, but she now knows why Bo stayed with Billie in Rome. Hope swears her Grandmother to secrecy and tells Alice about Billie's drug problem. Alice feels bad for Billie, but Hope says perhaps once Billie is better then Bo may come back to her (Hope). Hope admits that she never stopped loving Bo, and the fact that he put his life on hold for Billie makes her love him more. Alice convinces Hope to go to the station and talk with Bo. Hope says the only thing that is hard about this is hurting Billie. Hope calls Abe and learns that Bo and Billie are at Salem Place, so she decides to try and meet him there.

At Salem Place Bo and Billie run into Roman. Billie goes off to do some shopping and lets Bo and Roman talk. Billie tells herself she won't let Bo go without a fight, and she knows just what she has to do. Billie goes home and wonders if Bo will return home to her.

Meanwhile Bo and Roman talk and Roman goes on about how grateful he is to Kristen and John for giving him a second chance with Marlena. Roman then asks Bo if he knows what is going on with John and Kristen's marriage. Bo says he hasn't seen John lately. Roman changes the topic to Billie. Bo doesn't like this topic either and Roman asks about Hope. Bo tells Roman why he married Billie, and Roman says he doesn't look very happy about his marriage. Bo tells Roman the whole truth, and asks him to not tell anyone. Bo tells Roman about his commitment to Billie and his love for Hope. Roman tells Bo that right now, Billie is most likely very vulnerable. Roman says if he (Bo) acts on his feelings for Hope, Billie will be hurt badly. Furthermore, Bo made a commitment to Billie, and he shouldn't break that commitment. Bo says he loves Billie, but not like he loves Hope. Bo says he thinks Hope would like to reconcile and Roman blasts Bo for leading Billie on. Roman says he should think long and hard before making a decision. Right as Roman is about to leave, Hope shows up!

Also at Salem Place Marlena overhears Kristen telling another woman that Susan is going to give her(Kristen) her (Susan's) baby back (sorry if that is confusing, you know what I mean). Later Kristen meets with a lawyer who give her the legal custody papers which only require Susan's signature. Kristen also tells the man that she wants to change the baby's name back to John Jr.

Meanwhile, Susan is walking through Salem Place with Elvis when Stefano shows up and asks about his son. Stefano asks her if she's told anyone who Elvis' father, and she says no and it's not like she wants people to know anyways. Stefano tells Elvis that he is going to follow in his footsteps one day, and the Stefano leaves. Susan decides to see a movie, but all the movie names turn to ones about Hell and Demons. Susan thinks it's a sign and has this lame fantasy about Stefano (dressed as a vampire) turns her little Elvis into a vampire! Little Elvis asks his mother to join them, and then he bites her on the neck! Susan's fantasy is interrupted by Kristen, who calls to inform Susan she is going to the convent to pick up the baby.

Kristen is back at her home dreaming about how John will come back to her when there is a knock on the door. Kristen answers it only to find out it's Marlena! Marlena claims that Roman left a book here, so Kristen goes up to his old room to get it. Marlena walks into the living room and sees a tree with a gazillion gifts under it. Kristen returns with the book and Marlena asks her what she's up to. Kristen claims that she bot gifts for Brady and Belle, but Marlena says some of these gifts are for a toddler. Kristen slips up and says it's for John Jr, but quickly says Little Elvis. Marlena asks what she has in mind for Susan's baby now. Kristen says she and Susan have become friends and that Susan doesn't have the money to give him a luxurious first Christmas, but she (Kristen) does. Kristen tells Marlena she has an appointment and sends Marlena on her way. Suddenly the doorbell rings again, Kristen wonders what the wicked witch of the east wants now, but this time it's Susan. Marlena realizes she left Roman's book at the house and decides to return. Hiding in the bushes Marlena overhears Kristen asking Susan where the baby is.

Lexie has come to the Station to see Abe when John shows up. John wants to know how the talk with Stefano went. Lexie tells John and Abe what she heard, which causes John to realize that Peter is at Stefano's compound. John decides to go to the compound now and calls his pilot. John hops on his plane and wishes he could have said goodbye to Marlena. John decides to call Marlena but only gets her machine. John leaves a message, but refrains from saying "I love you."

In Da Jungle Dr. Rolfe is still working on Peter's Jungle Fever cure. Rolfe asks Peter what he will do when he has Jennifer, and Peter says they'll live a happy life. Peter says it will take a while for Jen to forgive him, but once she does they'll return to Salem and Peter will turn over a new leaf. Dr. Rolfe calls Stefano to let him no that Peter is at the compound and he has the "JuGlE mAdNeSs!" Stefano tells Rolfe not to let Peter out of his site until he is cured, otherwise the results could be catastrophic. Meanwhile, Peter has gone for walk in the jungle in hopes of clearing his headache (where did the hostile natives go to?). Peter realizes he's lost the necklace he bought for Jennifer and begins to search for it. Suddenly a tiger appears!

Out at the Grand Canyon Jennifer realizes there is a cellar below the cabin and thinks there may be a way out through it. Jen tries to convince Travis that Peter will double cross him, but Travis says if that happens they are both dead. Jen starts asking about Travis' family, and he tells her to shut up, shut up and never bring it up again. Travis then has a flashback about murdering his parents. Jennifer offers Travis some stew and he snaps at her. Travis ties Jen back up and decides to leave for some fresh air. Jen realizes Travis is nuts and begins to prepare to escape. Travis returns before Jen escapes and asks her what in the hell she thinks she's doing.

At the militia man's hideout, the militia man tells Jack that he isn't going near that cabin, and if his ex is in there with that guy then she's in a whole lotta trouble. The man tells Jack that his real name is Trent, and he's a killer. The man tells Jack that ten years ago on Christmas Trent killed his parents with a shovel! Jack asks why he was never sent to jail and the man tells Jack that Trent split town and was never caught. Jack asks the man to take him to the Cabin, but the man says no way. The man tells Jack that the only way to get to the cabin is to climb the rockface, so Jack decides to go mountain climbing.

Tuesday

December 9
Marlena sees Susan go into the DiMera mansion and she wonders what Kristen is up to. Kristen tells Susan she's worried about John Jr. and wants to call a doctor. Susan says his name is Elvis and that it's just a fever, he will be all right. Kristen tells Susan they will go back to the convent to pick up Elvis, but Susan says no way, she's not giving up her baby. Susan says she will take her baby far far far away where Stefano will not find them. The doorbell rings and Kristen tells Susan not to move while she answers it. It's Marlena, she tells Kristen she forgot the book. Marlena comes in and asks Susan what she is doing here. Kristen says Susan is visiting, she told her (Marlena) they were good friends. Marlena tells Kristen that she heard her (Kristen) talking with a woman in Salem Place about getting her son back. Kristen tells Marlena perhaps she's a little hard of hearing. Marlena then asks Susan if Kristen is trying to take her baby away again. Susan tells Marlena not to worry, she'll never ever ever let anyone take her baby again. Kristen tells Marlena to leave, but before she goes Marlena says if she ever finds out that she (Kristen) is trying to hurt Susan or her child she (Marlena) will make her (Kristen) pay! Marlena leaves and Kristen thanks Susan for supporting her, but Susan says she meant what she said about never letting anyone take her baby. Susan tells Kristen she plans to move far far far far away were nobody will bother her or Elvis anymore. Kristen says okay, she understands. Kristen fakes some tears and says she was hoping they could become friends again. Susan decides to leave, but Kristen stops her by saying she bought all these toys for Elvis for Christmas and she doesn't want them all to go to waste. Susan says she guesses it would be okay to give them to Elvis.

Meanwhile, Celeste gets a bad vibe about Susan and Little Elvis. Celeste finds Marlena and tells her about the premonitions she's been having about Susan. Celeste learns from Marlena that Susan is at Kristen's house. They talk about Elvis and his father, and Celeste tells Marlena about the talk she had with Susan about Elvis' father and what she should do if she knows the babies father is eeeeeeevil. Celeste and Marlena discuss the father of Susan's baby and they wonder if Stefano is the baby's father!

At Salem Place Hope shows up to see Bo, so Roman makes himself scarce. Bo tells Hope they should talk sometime, so Hope suggests they talk now. Bo gets them some hot chocolate and Hope cracks out the cookies. Bo asks Hope what Shawn D. wants for Christmas and Hope says he wants his parents back together. Hope tells Bo that she knows about Billie and she's very proud of him. Bo is confused and asks how she knows about Billie and him. Hope says she was at the station yesterday and saw him and Billie there. She also tells Bo she spoke with Max who told her about Billie getting hooked on drugs at Rome. Hope asks why Billie got hooked back on drugs and Bo tells her about Max and what he did to Billie. Hope tells Bo that she knows Billie needs him now and she won't ask him to walk away from her. Hope says after this is over she hopes they can move on with their future, together. Bo is beeped by Abe and has to go to the station. Before leaving, Bo tells Hope he missed her a lot. Hope tells Bo she missed him too and plants a kiss on him.

Roman goes back to the penthouse and finds that he's all alone. Roman listens to the message John left on Marlena's answering machine and wonders why John would leave a message for Marlena about following a lead on Jen. Roman wonders if there is something going on that he doesn't know about. Kim drops by to see Roman (*cough* give her a contract *cough*). Kim senses something is bother her brother, and asks what is going on. Roman tells Kim about the message and says it sounds like a message you leave someone you love when you go on a trip. Roman asks Kim if John is in love with Marlena, but Kim says she doesn't know about these things. Roman tells Kim that he thinks maybe John never stopped loving Marlena. Kim tells Roman that Marlena and John would never do anything to intentionally hurt him. Roman knows that and says when he gets a clean bill of health he will marry Marlena. Roman says he knows things are being kept from him and when Marlena gets home he's going to ask her what the hell is going on with John. Later a man delivers the necklace John bought Marlena. The man says the clasp needed to be fixed and that the man (John) was supposed to pick it up today, but he never showed. Roman looks at the necklace and wonder who bought it for Doc.

At the cabin Travis finds Jen trying to escape. Travis tells her to give up the attempt to escape because she'd have to climb down the rock face. Jen tells Travis that she knows Jack will come for her, but he just laughs and says "Is he going to sprout wings and learn to fly?" Jen starts talking about Travis' wonderful memories of this place, which causes Travis to flashback to the killings. Jen asks him to tell her about the memories (Jen tells herself she needs to keep him distracted so she can figure out how to escape). Jen starts telling Travis about how she cherished spending time with her parents at the Horton cabin. Jen asks Travis about his parents and he snaps at her and tells her to shut up. Travis ties Jen back up and says he's going to look for Peter, this place is getting to him. Jen breaks free and makes her way to the cellar.

Jack is busy climbing the cliff to get to the cabin when he slips and falls. Jack lives, but his ankle is sprained. He begins to climb the cliff again, but his ankle hinders his progress.

John is on his plane and he's dreaming of being with Doc and that Roman has given them his blessing to be together. John is awaken by some turbulence, John's pilot (Steve) says they are flying into a dangerous storm and asks if they should land. John says negative, he has to get to Peter ASAP. Unfortunately John's pilot is unable to land the plane, so John tells him to circle above the jungle and land when possible.

In the Jungle (With Psycho type EEEK EEEK EEEK sounds playing) Peter overcomes his jungle fever attack only to have a tiger show up. Peter gets another headache (with the psycho sounds), but he continues to walk on. Suddenly the tiger pounces on Peter! Peter is left unconscious and bleeding in the rain storm.

Wednesday

December 10
Jen manages to escape her bonds and makes her way into the Cabin's cellar. Unfortunately the exit out of the cellar is padlocked, so Jen's still stuck. Jen finds a torn jacket on the ground which is covered in blood, and well as a shovel covered with blood. Jen uses the shovel to try and break the lock on the cellar doors.

Outside Jack is still scaling the cliff, while Travis is beginning to make his descent. As he makes his way down, Travis falls. Travis lives, unfortunately, but he also sees Jack climbing up the mountain. Travis thinks for a bit, then he decides to push a bolder down the mountain. Jack is knocked off and lays unconscious.

At Marlena's Penthouse Roman looks at the necklace John bought for Marlena. Roman wonders who could have bought this and suspects maybe Eric. Suddenly John calls and they talk about the lead he has on Peter, and about the progress to find Jack and Jen. Later John asks if Marlena is there and if he can talk to her. Roman tells John that Marlena is not there so John tells Roman to just tell Brady and Belle he loves them. John asks about Roman, and Roman says he's growing stronger everyday. John hangs up and hopes that they can tell Roman the truth by Christmas so he (John) and Marlena can be together. Meanwhile, Roman is wondering why John keeps calling for Marlena. He also speculates that John gave the necklace to Doc and that there could be more to their relationship.

Stefano is at Salem Place and is talking to Rolfe on the phone. Stefano orders Rolfe to find Peter, cure him, and get him back to the states so he can get Jennifer. Stefano also says he has to make sure everyone in Salem believe he is a changed man, only then can he move onto phase two.

At Salem Place Marlena and Celeste have figured out that Stefano is the father of Susan's baby. Marlena tells Celeste about her suspicions about Kristen and her plan to take Little Elvis. Marlena and Celeste decide it's time to pay Kristen and Susan a little visit. As they go to leave Salem Place they run into Stefano. Stefano claims to be shopping for his family. Marlena asks if he's shopping for his entire family. When Stefano says yes, Marlena asks if she's shopping for his new addition to the family. Stefano says he has no idea what she is talking about so Marlena says flat at, your son by Susan. Stefano laughs and says that is outrageous. Marlena warns Stefano that if he tries to take that child then he will be very sorry. Celeste and Marlena walk away, both of them knowing that Stefano is indeed Elvis' father. Celeste says as long as the baby is at the convent then he is safe. Celeste tells Marlena she's on her way there now and she'll call Marlena with news.

Marlena goes home to the penthouse and Roman gives her John's messages. Marlena senses something is wrong and Roman tells her he needs to know what is going on with her, John, and Kristen. Roman tells Marlena that he felt tension between John and Kristen, and now he knows why. Roman says that he wonders if John wants to share more with Marlena, aside from their child. Marlene says she doesn't know what to say. Roman tells Marlena that he thinks John wants her and asks if the necklace that was delivered is from John.

Back on his plane, John decides to chance the storm and asks his pilot to land the plane. Unfortunately the airstrip is underwater and there is no way they can land. John says at least that means Peter can't get to Jen, so John tells the pilot to go back to Salem.

Laura and Maggie are also in Salem place and they are talking about Jen. Laura is a wreck and Maggie tries to calm her down. Maggie has to go to a meeting but she doesn't want to leave Laura. Laura assures her she'll be all right, she has to for Abbey's sake.

At Kristen's place Susan is looking at all the baby toys Kristen has bought for Elvis. Kristen sidetracks Susan by asking her about her childhood Christmas memories. Susan tells this story about how her mom baked Christmas cookies and sold them so she could afford to get presents. Susan also says Christmas is about love and that her family had more love than the stars in the sky. Susan then says she wants to give that kind of love to her little boy, all the love in her heart forever. Susan accepts Kristen's gifts because she says that she'll never see Elvis again once they leave town. Kristen offers Susan some eggnog, and Susan just loooooooooves eggnog. Kristen tells Susan to open a present because it's for her (Kristen tells herself "It's really for the maid, so what the hell") Kristen pours Susan a glass of eggnog and then spikes it. Susan has opened her present, it's a beige sweater. Kristen hands Susan the eggnog, which she guzzles down. Kristen quickly calls someone and tells them to get over here right away. Kristen continues to serve Susan the drugged eggnog when the doorbell rings. It's the lawyer and Kristen tells him to follow her lead. Susan eventually becomes crocked and Kristen and her lawyer trick Susan into signing the custody papers. The lawyer tells Susan it's a legal agreement that will keep the baby's father away from Little Elvis.

Stefano calls Kristen and tells her that Marlena and Celeste figured out the truth, luckily there is no way to prove the baby's paternity. Stefano tells Kristen to make sure Susan keeps her mouth shut! Kristen begins to wonder how she will get the baby out of the convent, and realizes just what to do. Kristen dresses up as Susan and goes over to the convent to get Little Elvis. Suddenly Celeste shows up at the convent right when Kristen is trying to take Little Elvis.

Stefano runs into Laura, who tells him to go to hell. Stefano asks about Jack and Jen and she starts saying "how dare you, you disgust me, etc.." Stefano assures Laura that if he knew where Peter or Travis was he would have told the police. Some very brave, and dumb, boy comes to Laura's aid and offers to take care of Stefano for her. Laura thanks him all the same but says no. Laura starts lecturing Stefano about all he's done wrong and accuses him of kidnapping Jen and delivering her to Peter. Laura warns Stefano that if Jennifer isn't returned to her family, than she will take care of Stefano herself!

Thursday

December 11
Dustin has to take his Grandma to get a perm, today's summary is by Tracy
Back to Bo/Billie/Hope today. Billie is at home thinking about Bo and worried where their relationship is going and remembering Bo promising to stay by her side so she thinks all will be OK. Bo is thinking that he loves Hope and doesn't want to hurt Billie and Hope remembers the kiss they had at Salem Place and is sure that they will be together soon. Hope comes home and Gran sees that she is glowing and ask what happened with Bo. Hope is sure that they will be together and is about to tell her the story when the doorbell rings and it's Franco. He too notices that Hope is very happy and asks what is going on. Hope tells him to come in and she'll tell him and Gran both. She proceeds to tell about Billie and the drugs and that Bo is just giving her the support she needs to get through the situation. She is positive that in time they will be together. When Gran goes off to bed Franco questions Hope some more. He gives her all negative responses and Hope tells him he is wrong (she gets a little perturb with him). He tells Hope he saw them together in Rome and they looked like more than just friends and that he thinks she will get hurt again. She says no that thinks will work out this time but Franco asks why is Bo living with Billie if all he is offering her is support and not his love too. After all he says when he gave Hope support she didn't ask him to live with her. Hope just tells Franco that things will work out in time. Oh yea after the fact she ask that Franco not mention Billie's drug problem to anyone. Bo arrives home to find Billie has set the table and had the cook prepare a meal just like the one they had at the country side in Rome and also has the same music playing. She just wants to spend a quiet night together. She senses something and ask him what is going on and he tells her that he saw Hope today and they talked. Billie ask what about and he tells her that Hope knows about the drugs. Billie gets really upset but Bo tells her that Hope knows that Max was responsible and did not judge her. She is still upset and clings to Bo asking him to be there for her and promise he would never leave. He promises that he will be there for her always. She asks him to dance and she says how nice it feels to have his arms around her. She leads him into the den and starts rubbing him shoulders and unbuttoning his shirt saying that she knows how to make him happy (isn't she concerned about someone walking in?). She turns his head toward her and starts to kiss him.

At Marlena's, Roman questions her about the necklace. She does not deny that john gave it to her and Roman says he is really confused. He says that the stones are garnets and represent loyalty and why would John be giving her such a necklace. He asks when he gave it to her and she tells the truth and says when they thought Roman was dying. Marlena is not sure what to say when he continues talking and coming to his own conclusions. He says that he knows now what it was - that John was giving her the necklace because of her loyalty to him while he was dying and her being there for him in his troubles with Kristen. He says he is sorry for jumping to the wrong conclusions as she just stands there and lets him believe what he told her. Eric comes home and Roman gets a call from Abe so he takes it in the other room (but not before saying that Abe said that John is on his way home). Eric wants to know what was going on when he walked in and Marlena tells him. He says how is she going to explain John's engagement ring when Roman finds it and M tells him she returned it. He jumps to wrong conclusion and happy that Marlena gave John his walking papers. But she finally gets to tell his that no she loves John and they will tell Roman the truth when he is stronger. Eric tells Marlena that if John would just leave her alone he thinks she would get back with Roman and that he told John to back off. Marlena is upset but Eric says that John would not listen to him. She tells Eric she is sorry but she won't get back with Roman - she loves John and it's not just John keeping her and Roman apart - there are other factors. Roman returns to find them in deep conversation and ask what is going on. They say they are worried about Jen and Jack not being with Abby at the holidays and Roman says he remembers their first Christmas together. He and Doc decided they didn't want to spend another Christmas without children and Eric and Sami were born the next October. Roman says how much he loves the holidays and that they are going to decorate the penthouse to the hilt and have a great Christmas with the family. Eric leaves and says to himself that he will do all he can to make Roman have the Christmas he wants.

Kristen has her back to Celeste and doesn't turn around. She whispers that she has the flu and just nods her head when Celeste asks her questions. Celeste asks her if Stef if the baby's father and she shakes her head no. Celeste ask if she is sure and she nods yes. Celeste says she is worried about her and if she needs anything she will help her. She leaves and Kristen is relieved and is in a hurry to get out of there. In the meantime, Susan has come to at Kristen's and realizes she is gone and that her glasses and scarf are gone too. She goes through the house looking for her and she puts two and two together that Kristen has gone to get little Elvis (not so dumb is she?!). She says she has to call the police and calls 911. She is telling them her baby has been kidnapped when Kristen comes in with Elvis and tells Susan to put the phone down. Susan says it was a mistake her baby is there and hangs up. She says to K that oh she just went to get her baby and bring him to her but Kristen says no that John Jr is hers now. Susan is confused and threatens to call the police back when Kristen says go ahead they will just tell you that John Jr is mine. She tells her that it is all legal and pulls out the signed papers (now where can you get papers filed that fast in this country?!). Susan remembers signing something but says it was to protect Elvis not giving him to Kristen and also remembers that Kristen must have put liquor in her nog. Kristen tells Susan to leave. Susan gets on her knees and begs Kristen to give Elvis back to her but Kristen has no heart at all and just tells Susan to leave that it is time for John Jr to go to bed. Susan grabs her coat and wants to hold Elvis one more time but K tells her they shouldn't make a big deal of her leaving - it might confuse John Jr. She slams the door in Susan's face and takes John Jr to the den telling him that Daddy John will be joining them soon and they will be a family again. Outside the house Susan is very upset and says she can't live without her little Elvis. Celeste in the meantime has gotten home and is worried about Susan. She gets out the cards and is hoping they will tell her something about Susan. She turns over a card and gasps - it's the death card as the credits roll.

Friday

Summary by Linda (Dustin was busy and couldn't really watch the show
BO/BILLIE/HOPE/FRANCO
At Gran's, Hope tells Franco that she believes that she and Bo will be together soon. Meanwhile, over at Kate's, Billie tells Bo that she now knows the truth after kissing him. Billie said she knows he's trying to do the right thing by not hurting her, but he's being dishonest. She knows he's having second thoughts about their marriage and his life. His kiss didn't lie. He can't return her kiss with the same passion because he's still in love with Hope. Bo tells her he doesn't know what to do right now. Billie said she's not so fragile that she can't take the truth. He tells her he did mean it when he told her he loved her in Rome. She tells him she's not willing to give him up yet and will do everything she can to keep him, but it shouldn't be the reason he stays with her. She wants him to need and love her too. He tells her she's right, he's been thinking about Hope. Ever since learning that she and Franco weren't together and realizing how strong their bond was sensing she was in danger from across the world. Billie said Bo doesn't owe her anything after all his help in Rome, let's just call it even, ok? Bo agrees. Billie wants to know where they go from there. He cares about her, but never wanted to hurt her. She says, but you want to be with Hope. He said he wants to do what's right. Bo said if they're together, she should have his whole heart, like it was in Rome.

Back at Gran's, Hope is still trying to convince Franco (why?) that she and Bo are still in love. He'll always be a dear, dear friend, but that's ALL! He turns around hurt, but she apologizes and says her heart will always belong to Bo. She apologizes if she ever gave him the impression she had more feelings for him than friendship. He tells her she's being naive, why did Bo and Billie get married and stay in Rome. He tells her she'll be ruining her life if she goes back to Bo (just butt out Franco!). He grabs her arm and she tells him he's hurting her and detaches it. He sees she's stronger since returning from the jungle (he must have read our board). She tells him if she and Bo get back together, her eyes are going to be wide open and he's free of any obligation to Billie.

TITAN GANG
At Titan, Carrie and Austin talk about the article in the paper about Kate. (Carrie's been gone for days, plenty of time to get her hair done, but still looks like she just woke up) They figure Sami must be up to the negative publicity about Kate (duh!) Kate walks into Viv's old office and finds Sami unpacking her box of personal things. Kate said she hated seeing Viv there, but would welcome her back with open arms if it meant the end of Sami. Sami kicks back in her chair, puts her legs up on the desk and said it's going to be a long, long time before that will happen. Kate asks Sami how she found out about the information she put in the paper. Sami tells her by overhearing Kate and her lawyer talking about the take over when she and Will were on their way back in from the pool one day. Kate tells her she doesn't have a "job", just a title and a desk and doesn't have a head for business. After all, she's a high school drop out because she spent all her time running after Austin (you go girl!). Sami said she's a fast learner for things that count. Wouldn't it be interesting to put that Kate was a call girl in the paper, how would her kids like that? Kate just snickers and said that last article she put in cost the company millions. All Sami did was hurt her son as one day he'll be part of Titan. Sami tells Kate that by that time Kate will be long gone and no problem. Why doesn't Kate run along and find her a secretary. Kate threatens Sami that she's going to stop her one day from doing this anymore and Carrie and Austin walk in and ask stop her from what? Kate defends Sami and tells Carrie and Austin that Sami is now working there and she's going to introduce her around the office. Carrie and Sami talk later and Carrie said she suspects that Sami is blackmailing Kate. Austin confronts Kate about the same thing. Kate explains that Sami's a loose cannon and she felt they need to watch her by keeping her close by. Kate defends Sami saying they can't be sure she planted the article in the Intruder. Austin asks Kate if Sami's threatening her and she said just stop, please! He tells her he's going to find the truth, one way or the other. Sami tells Carrie what's going on with her and Kate is none of her business. Sami said she's going to wait for Austin to come to her. Sami tells Carrie if she's so secure in her relationship with Austin, why is she worried? If she is blackmailing Kate, she'll have to answer to her.

ERIC/CAROLINE
At the pub, Eric and Caroline chat over cookies and milk. They talk about even though his parents had troubles, both of his grandparents were always there for him. Caroline doesn't feel Sami can blame everything on Marlena, but is curious how he's going to handle Marlena and John telling Roman the truth. Caroline tells Eric he's just like he was when he was younger, always keeping things bottled up inside. It wasn't manly to cry, even then. He admits it's hard to watch what's going on with his folks, but he's not going to sit around and cry over his milk about it (pun). He's going to do something about it, but don't worry, not using Sami's style (ROFL). He asks her about some personal things brought over there after their old house was sold. Eric tells Caroline if John just backed off, he knows his folks would be happy again together. He has to help them find that love again. Caroline wishes him luck and gives him a smooch on the cheek.

GRAND CANYON
It's now dark at the Grand Canyon. Jack regains consciousness after the rock slide and struggles to get up as he has to get to Jen. His ankle is really swelling, must be more than a sprain (maybe it got reinjured in that last fall?) Grunting, Jack rips a strip off his shirt to tie around his ankle for support so he can climb the mountain. He puts the shirt and coat on, but doesn't button them (isn't it freezing there?) and resumes climbing up the cliff. He loses his footing and falls off the cliff AGAIN (this is like a cartoon where they never die!) Travis is trying to figure out if Jack is dead or not. He's killed before and can kill again if he has to. He hears Jack scream when falling and knows Jack's still alive..he must have 9 lives (LOL). The only way to catch a cat is to trap him. Sure enough, Jack pops back up and resumes climbing (this IS a cartoon, I knew it).

Jen's still in the basement of the cabin, wondering whose blood is on the old clothes she's found. Instead of trying how to figure a way out, she takes the time to look thru the trunk with her flashlight, knowing something must have happened there that Travis doesn't want to talk about (very clever Jen!). Snooping around, she finds a box of old photographs and is shocked when she looks at one of them. The pictures have his parents faces cut out of them. (hello, just get OUT of there Jen while Travis is gone!) Looking through another trunk, Jen finds a journal written by Travis about his parents are driving him crazy and he hates them. He decides to get rid of them on Christmas day, right there in the cabin. He hit them over and over and over with a shovel until they were dead. She drops the book and realizes he could kill her. Travis calls the park ranger on his cellphone and using a southern accent (hey Laney, sounds like you but no, he talks too fast ;-)) says he saw the wanted convict in the park. Throwing his gun in his belt, the ranger said he picked the wrong park to hide in and saunters out the door. Jen panics in the basement after she hears Travis returning to the cabin. She knows that if he finds her in the basement, he'll kill her too....and the credits roll.

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