December 99 Week 2

Monday

December 6
At the Kiriakis mansion, Nicole asks Victor why he is threatening her? Victor informs Nicole that Kate has told him all about who she is and what she's done. Vivian interrupts their conversation to bring him a glass of champagne. Phillip also interrupts and proceeds to beg his dad for some more cash. Victor tells Phillip that he will pay off his debts on his own, the same way he got into them. Elsewhere, Kate asks Nicholas if he knew about this party? Nicholas asks "Even if I did, do you think I could have stopped it?"

Nicole goes to see her husband and asks him if he ever misses drinking? Lucas says sometimes he does, especially when there is cause to celebrate, for example Victor's home coming. Nicole downs a drink and tells her husband this is a real cause for rejoicing all right. Lucas asks if she has a problem with Victor? Nicole says he is a little hard edged, but Lucas says that is just who Victor is and that is what made him one of the richest people in the country. Lucas wishes he was more like Victor because if you lie to Victor, your history with him. Lucas says he also respects Victor's family values.

Victor asks everyone for their attention and proposes a toast to Vivian, whom he says he owes his future to. Kate becomes fed up and says that the party is over because Victor needs rest. Victor doesn't like that at all and says he spent years rotting in that nursing home, he will decide when he goes to bed and he won't have her treating him like a child! Vivian tells Victor that Kate was only concerned about him, but Victor thinks Kate should leave him alone and let him enjoy himself. Kate gets the message and walks off.

Phillip talks to Nicole about his dad and how he's cut off his cash flow. Nicole feels bad for Phillip and asks how much money he needs? Phillip says a few hundred dollars would be much appreciated. Nicole is about to give him the money, but Lucas butts in and asks what they are talking about? When Phillip says credit card debts, Lucas tells him to wait till next week when he gets his huge allowance to pay them off. Lucas decides to leave to say goodnight to Will, and takes Nicole with him. Upstairs, Nicole tries to talk to Lucas about her problem with Victor. Lucas tells Nicole to make nice with Victor, but Nicole says that Victor is the one who doesn't like her, and she won't put up with it. Lucas doesn't want to hear her badmouth Victor, but she tells him to just keep Victor out of her hair and protect her from him. Lucas tells her that Victor is the last person she needs protecting from.

Nicholas finds Kate alone crying and tells her that he's sorry she's upset. Kate tells him that she's dreamed of this moment for so long, Victor's homecoming, but now Vivian has ruined it by making it all about her. Nicholas suggests he take her out for a drink after Victor goes to bed. Kate asks him if he's out of his mind? Suddenly, Victor wheels into the room and asks them what is going on between the two of them? Nicholas says that Kate is just a little upset because he suggested she call up Bo and some other people and invite them over. Kate says she thought it would be too much for him. Victor asks Kate what her problem is tonight? Kate says Vivian is her problem! Victor doesn't understand why she is so threatened by Vivian and accuses her of ruining the whole celebration. Kate suggests that perhaps it is best she wasn't here, and Victor agrees. Kate walks out, and Nicholas runs after her. Vivian apologizes to Victor for causing trouble, but Victor tells her that this is not her fault, Kate is the wrong one.

Phillip finds his mom crying her eyes out in her room. He tries to comfort her, but she insists that she is fine. Phillip knows things are hard between her and his dad right now, but he tells her that everything will work out. Kate wonders when her son became so wise, and she gives him a hug.

At the hospital, Craig checks his messages and has none from Nancy. He asks a nurse if anyone has called for him, but the nurse says no. He begins to wonder where in the hell his wife has gone off to with 25,000 dollars.

Lexie and Abe are in Lexie's office and have just finished doing the deed. Lexie's ovulation test indicated that now was the time to try for a child, so they had to fit a quickie into their schedule. Abe doesn't like the idea of performing on demand, and Lexie says she's not crazy about letting a test dictate their sex life. She tells Abe that if things don't work out within a month then maybe they should have some more tests done. Suddenly, Brandon tries to open the door to Lexie's office, and finds it locked. He whips out a set of keys to unlock the door, much to LExie and Abe's shock. Lexie calls to him that she'll be right out. Brandon asks her why she's in there with the door locked? Lexie tells him to just give her a minute. Craig shows up and asks if there is a problem? Lexie and Abe come out of the office and assure Brandon that everything is okay. Craig asks to speak with Lexie, so they leave for some privacy. Brandon tells Abe that his tie is wrapped around his collar. When Abe tells him to mind his own business, Brandon says it is his business because his wife is his boss, and that little office quickie probably just got her in trouble with the chief of staff. Abe tells Brandon that he's the one in trouble. Abe tells Brandon those assault charges against him are still pending and he won't drop them until he starts counseling. They start arguing about the boxing match and Abe tells Brandon that he knows about his last match and how he had no business ever fighting again. Brandon becomes angry that Abe has done a little background research on him. Abe tells Brandon that he has a choice to make, counseling or jail.

Elsewhere, Lexie thinks she's in trouble because of her quickie, but Craig says that is not what this is about. Craig tells Lexie that he needs some cop advice. He asks her how long someone has to be missing to be considered "missing." Lexie tells him 48 hours, and asks if he's worried about someone? Craig says he is. Lexie asks if this is about Nancy? She realizes from the expression on Craig's face that he hasn't heard from Nancy. Craig tells Lexie he hasn't and he's very worried. Lexie says she will talk to Abe and see what he can do. Craig sheds a tear and thanks Lexie.

Lexie returns to Abe and pulls him away from Brandon to talk. Abe says he was finished with Brandon anyways. Brandon is furious and says that Abe is finished all right! Elsewhere, Lexie relays Craig's problems to Abe, who says he will look into it. He also agrees to think about going back to see Dr. Badar if she doesn't become pregnant soon. Abe is beeped, so he has to leave, but he asks Lexie to keep an eye on Brandon. Meanwhile, Brandon makes some calls about Abe's past, and he impersonates a police officer to get some records!

A nurse approaches Craig with some requests forms to sign and asks him if he's all right? Craig says he's fine, he just has a lot on his mind. He signs the forms and the nurse leaves. He continues to wonder where in the hell Nancy is and prays to God that she is okay. Later, Lexie tells Craig that Abe will do some checking into Nancy's situation for him, and Craig thanks her. Craig gets a hold of the hospital phone records and finds that his wife made a call to a very interesting number. He calls it, and Mrs. Rush answers the phone! Craig tells her that he's looking for his wife Nancy Wesley.

At the orphanage, Nancy finally meets Chloe face to face. She has long curly red hair, a face similar to Nancy's, and thick black rimmed glasses. Mrs. Rush leaves them, and Chloe asks Nancy who she is? Nancy introduces herself that she is Nancy and Mrs. Rush suggested she see her. Chloe thinks Nancy is a shrink come to talk to her about her latest failed foster situation, and Chloe insists that she is fine. Chloe asks Nancy if it is time to stare at ink blots? Nancy says she's not a psychologist, so Chloe asks if she's a social worker? Nancy says no, but she'd like to be a friend. Chloe asks how she can be a friend, she doesn't even know her? Nancy apologizes and says she was being presumptious and suggests they start over. CHloe says very well and asks her once again who she is and why she's here? Nancy asks to know about her first. Chloe tells her that she was given up at birth and adopted by an older couple, but they were killed in a car crash a few years ago and since then she's been bouncing from foster home to foster home. Chloe tells Nancy that she'll be 18 soon and will be on her own, and she's already been practicing saying "Would you like fries with that?" Nancy is visibly devastated that her daughter thinks so little of herself. Nancy tells Chloe that she heard her signing and she has such a wonderful gift. Chloe says music is her best friend. Nancy tells Chloe that she respects her, even envies her for her talent, and suggests she could even have a carrier in Opera one day. C Nancy asks Chloe if she'd like to sing professionally? Chloe says she'd like to, but it is just a dream. Nancy thinks that she can make her dream come true, but Chloe doesn't understand how she can do that? Nancy tells Chloe that she's her mother.

At the Salem Inn, Greta tells "Hope" that this is impossible, she can't be her mother. Greta asks "Hope" why she's doing this to her? Gina tells her that she loves her and wants her in her life again. Greta tells "Hope" that her mother is dead, she had her body exhumed and the dental records proved her identity. Greta tells "Hope" that she has just been programmed to be her mother. Gina tells Greta that there is one thing Stefano could not have given Hope that will prove she is her mother. Greta asks what? So Gina produces something from her purse and says "this!" It is a flower preserved in plastic, and Gina asks Greta if she remembers it? Flashback to the past when Greta was young. Greta brought her mom a flower she found in the forest, and Gina suggested that they press the flower to dry it so she can keep it forever. Greta remembers the flower and is moved to tears. Gina tells her that Hope could have known about the memory, but there is no way she could have this flower. Greta realizes "Hope" really is her mother, and the two hug. Greta thinks this is a dream, but Gina tells her it is real. There is a knock at the door and Lily identifies herself. Gina lets her in and Lily thinks she's interrupting. Gina tells her it is okay, she's told Greta the truth. Lily is thrilled and tells Greta that she knows the truth, her mother told her recently. Lily tells Greta that her mother loves her very much and wouldn't do anything to hurt her. Lily gives them some time alone, and Greta asks her mom where Hope is?

Tuesday

December 7
At the Kiriakis mansion, Nicole is busy having her evening drink when Brandon walks in. Brandon asks her if she's throwing a party for herself? She tells him hardly and says that it was a welcome home party for Victor Kiriakis. Nicole notices that Brandon is holding a folder and asks what is in it? Brandon says its just a file he was looking over for work. Brandon asks about Victor and what happened tonight? Nicole says that Victor has gotten bad press about her from Kate, and now she has to put up with him as well as Kate. Brandon says she could always skip town, but Nicole says she has some unfinished business here in Salem. Brandon looks at his folder and says he does as well. Nicole asks what unfinished business he has in Salem? He says he does have a job, and mom is here. Nicole says it has been a long time since they've seen her, and she's alone now that Taylor has gone off to school. Brandon didn't know Taylor was gone and asks her what else she hasn't told him? When Nicole tells him about giving Eric his job back, Brandon asks her if she's nuts? Nicole says she is married now and can handle it, but Brandon points out that she's married to someone she doesn't love. Brandon warns her that she's playing with fire and will get burned, but realizes she won't take his advice. Nicole reminds him about his fight and tells him that he has no right to give advice. She wishes he'd admit the truth about what set him off that night, he was thinking about their dad. Brandon can't believe she can still think of him as their dad. Nicole says despite of everything he did, she knows he loved her. Brandon can't believe her, but thinks it explains how she can stay married to Lucas and give herself to someone she doesn't love. Brandon leaves Nicole, who is in tears.

Craig calls the orphanage looking for Nancy, but Mrs. Rush tells him that Nancy isn't here right now, but she is fine. Craig asks her who he is speaking to, but Mrs. Rush tells him that she cannot tell him anything. Craig tries to find out where she is, but she says she is not at liberty to say and hangs up on him. Later, Lexi and Abe show up, and Abe tells Craig that they haven't found anything on Nancy yet. Craig says he's found out that Nancy is okay, but he doesn't know where she is. Lexie suggests Abe check out the number Craig called, so Abe says he'll get on it. He returns later and tells him that Nancy is at a place called Hayden House, it's an orphanage about 300 miles outside of Salem.

In Chloe's room, Nancy asks Chloe if she'd like to sing professionally? Chloe says she would, but it's just a dream. Nancy tells Chloe that she can help her make that dream come true. Chloe doesn't see how she can help her, so Nancy tells Chloe that she's her mother. Chloe is shocked at first. She touches Nancy's hair and then says "You found me, you came for me!" Nancy tells her no, she didn't come for her. Chloe asks her why she's here? Nancy says she wanted to give her some money so she could take care of her, but she heard her signing and had to see her face. Chloe asks her if she regrets that decision, but Nancy says no. However, Nancy says she does understand her reaction, probably because she is hers. Nancy asks Chloe if she is what she expected of her mother? Chloe says she didn't think about her mom all that much. Nancy says she thought about her all the time, but she remembers a baby and not the grown up person she is now. Nancy begins to cry and can't believe she actually let her little baby go. Chloe asks Nancy why she gave her away? Nancy says she was a freshman in college when she got pregnant, and she came from a family where this thing just didn't happen. Chloe says "you mean it wasn't cool to have a bastard child?" Nancy tells her no, it wasn't cool. She says she was sent away, gave birth to her, and her father arranged for her adoption. Chloe asks Nancy if she didn't want her then, what is she doing here now? Nancy tells Chloe that she signed up for an internet service to find her out of curiosity, and she eventually got a call from Mrs. Rush about her. Chloe realizes that Nancy came her to pay someone to get rid of her, but Nancy says she doesn't want to do that anymore. Nancy says she wants to help her grow into the person she thinks she can be. Chloe tells her that just because she gave birth to her doesn't mean she knows anything about her. Nancy would like to be given the chance to change that. Chloe asks her why? Nancy thinks that perhaps it is God's way of giving her another chance to make things right. Nancy tells Chloe that she wants to make things right. Chloe breaks into tears, as does Nancy, and the two hold one another. Nancy tells Chloe that she doesn't ever want to spend another minute without her, she wants her to come home to Salem with her tomorrow. Nancy tells her that she will make all the arrangements, and that this will work.

At the Brady Pub, Phillip returns after seeing his dad and Belle is glad to see he is back and has his family back together. Phillip notices that Mimi is gone, and Belle tells him that her mom came to pick her up. When Phillip rags on Mimi's choice in men, Belle tells Phillip that Mimi is her best friend a she would appreciate it if he would speak of her with more respect.

At the poker table, Bo continues to worry about "Hope." Shawn and Alice make a bet on the next round, if Alice wins she will make him a weeks worth of donuts, but if she wins he has to play a tune on the piano for him. Shawn doesn't think so, but agrees when his family begins to make chicken noises at him. Shawn looks at his hand and thinks he can win, so he ups the ante. He tells her that if he wins she makes him donuts for a month, but if she wins he'll play the piano and sing. Unfortunately for Shawn, Alice beats him. Alice asks everyone for their attention because her great-grandson has a surprise for them all. Shawn tells them that he's lost a bet, so this is his payoff. Shawn sits down at the piano and begins to play and sing "Jailhouse Rock." Bo and his mom dance as everyone claps and sings along with Shawn. Belle watches Shawn with a big smile on her face. After he is done Phillip says he's never seen anything like that in his entire life. A smiling Belle says "neither have I."

At the Salem Inn, Greta asks her mother where Hope is? Gina tells her that Hope is gone, she's dead. Greta tears up, and Gina tells her that she's so sorry. Greta asks Gina how she knows what happened? Gina doesn't know where to start. Gina tells her that she and Hope came face to face in Paris on a bridge, and both of them were shocked because they did not know the other existed. Gina says that she figured out everything on her own, that Stefano stole her memories from her and gave them to Hope at Maison Blanche. Gina tells Greta that Stefano's manipulation of Hope destroyed her mind. Gina claims that she tried to reach out to Hope, but Hope would not have it and was terrified of her. Gina tells Greta that Hope tried to get away from her, and ended up jumping to her death from the bridge. Greta wonders if Hope may still be alive, but Gina says her body was never found, it is probably at the bottom of the river and her soul is in heaven. Greta asks her mother why she did not tell anyone, and why did she come her pretending to be Hope? Gina tells her that she did it to be with her. Greta tells her mom that Bo has to know the truth, so she's going to call him and tell him the truth. She picks up the phone to call him, but Gina hangs it up and says she cannot do that. Gina explains that as long as she pretends to be Hope she is sparing Bo and his family the pain of knowing that Hope is gone. Greta thinks it is wrong because she is not Hope, but Gina thinks she can be Hope and she can make Bo happy. Gina asks Greta is she does not deserve to be happy after all the pain she's endured over the years? She tells Greta that she didn't think it would be possible to fall in love again after John, but Bo is such a wonderful, kind, and gracious man. Greta asks her mother if she is in love with Bo? Gina simply says that Bo loves her, and the more he does the more she shall become Hope in every way. Greta doesn't know about this, so Gina tells Greta that if the authorities find out who she is then she will go to prison for her crimes. Greta says they can explain to the police that she was forced by Stefano to steal. However, Gina says she was Stefano's willing accomplice, Hope was the one who was forced to follow Stefano. She assures Greta that if the truth comes out she will be sent to prison, and Greta will lose her mother again. Gina asks Greta to keep her secret for her, but Greta says she doesn't know because it is all to much. Gina tells her not to make a decision right now. Greta decides to go home to rest, but Gina asks her to spend the night here with her, so Greta agrees.

In France, Hope and Kurt are hiding out in a cave from the police. Hope tells Kurt that she doesn't want to hide from the police anymore, she wants to turn herself in. Kurt tells her that she can't do that because they think she's an art thief and will throw her in jail. Hope tells him that he can prove she's not because she's his wife, can't he? When Kurt says no, Hope asks if he's saying he's not her husband? Kurt says of course he's her husband, but they don't have any ID on them. Hope asks him if they are married, then why don't they have any wedding bands? Kurt tells her that she must have lost hers when she fell in the river, and he took his off to do chores and must have forgotten to put it back on. Kurt tells her once they get back home they will have all the proof they need to prove to the police that she is his wife and not this Princess Gina person. Hope agrees to stay here with him for the night, so he goes to sleep. After Kurt falls asleep, Hope looks through his wallet and finds out that Kurt is single, he's been lying to her!

Wednesday

December 8
I know people hate when I do this, but I have an assigmnent deadline and just don't have the time to watch the soap today. This is TV Guide's summary

Victor tells Sami that he has no desire to share his home with her. He also warns her that he won't tolerate her making trouble for Kate or Lucas and that she will regret it if she tries to take Will from Lucas. Sami defends herself and asks if she can stay to prove to him that she has changed. Later, Victor assures Kate that he adores her and their son. If they get married, he promises it will be a marriage that lasts forever. Confronting her, Craig can't get Nancy's whereabouts from Mrs. Rush. He heads to the motel where Nancy is staying but finds that she is not there. When he can't enter her room, he kicks the door open but finds nothing. Craig then takes a suitcase of money and decides to go back to see Rush. Shawn suggests to Bo that he take Hope on a trip on the boat. Bo asks "Hope" and she agrees and remembers a place that Hope once visited with Bo: the cabin. Chloe agrees to go with Nancy after they talk to Mrs. Rush.

Thursday

December 9
At the hospital, Lexie is walking around humming Christmas carols. Brandon thinks she's in such a good mood because Craig is gone. Lexie says that is not why she is happy, she's happy at all the medical miracles around her. Brandon asks her if she is pregnant? Lexie says no, but she's going to see Dr. Bader again and hopes that . . . She then says she shouldn't have mentioned any of this because it is personal. Abe shows up at this point, but has to excuse himself to take a call. Lexie thanks Brandon for not mentioning to Abe that she told him about their visit to Dr. Bader. Brandon tells LExie that he cares about her, but he doesn't know how they can be good friends if she's not comfortable talking to him about things. He tells her that he wants her to be happy, and leaves. Lexie goes to meet Dr. Bader, alone, and the two catch up on personal business. Abe eventually shows up and apologizes for being so late. Dr. Bader wants them to undergo some tests, but Abe thinks that if they have a problem conceiving than so be it, he doesn't want to play God. Dr. Bader understands his view on things. Lexie says they are only here to have some preliminary tests first in order to try and find out what is wrong. Abe becomes fed up and says he doesn't like this and tells Lexie that she shouldn't force something that isn't meant to be. Lexie becomes upset and runs out of the room. Abe goes after Lexie and tells her that everything will work out, and maybe they aren't meant to be parents, or maybe there is a child out there who needs a good home. He tells her that he doesn't have the answers right now, but he wants their child to be born out of love, not sperm cups and test tubes. LExie says their child will be born out of love, so how doe it matter how it happens? Abe says this isn't the proper place to have this discussion, so Lexie suggests they go home. Meanwhile, Brandon is doing some reading on Abe out on the terrace in hopes to find something incriminating on him. Brandon finds exactly what he was looking for, and says he'll use it to bring him down. In the folder is a photo of Abe with an elderly woman.

At the orphanage, Nancy tells Chloe that she doesn't deserve another chance, but she is asking for one in order to give her the life she deserves. Nancy asks her if she can accept her terms? Chloe accepts Nancy's terms. Nancy begins to cry and almost hugs her, but backs away at the last minute. Nancy says she will take care of everything. When Chloe says she still has to tell her husband, Nancy tells her that they have plenty of time to worry about that. Nancy tells Chloe that she has to leave and arrange everything, but she will be back for her. Chloe asks Nancy if she thinks everything will work out with her husband? Nancy says of course it will. Elsewhere, Craig bursts into Mrs. Rush's office and demands to know where his wife is. He says that he knows she is here because her car is parked outside, so he wants to know where his wife is right now! Mrs. Rush tells Craig that she can't tell him anything and tries to get rid of him. In the hall, Craig runs into Nancy, who is with Chloe, and demands to know what is going on here! Mrs. Rush allows Craig and Nancy to use her office to talk, so they go inside as Chloe listens at the door. Nancy cries to Craig and lies to him. She tells him that her best friend from when she was little died, and she wants to take care of her child. Craig doesn't like what he's hearing. Nancy tells Craig that Mrs. Rush found the contract she and her friend made when they was younger stating they would take care of the other's children if anything happened, so she called her. When Nancy tells Craig that she is telling her the truth, Mrs. Rush interrupts and says "That's not the truth!" Outside, Chloe hopes that Mrs. Rush won't blow things for her. Craig asks her what is going on? Nancy says she will tell him everything, and Mrs. Rush decides to leave. Outside, Chloe asks Mrs. Rush if she thinks Craig will buy Nancy's story? Back in Mrs. Rush's office, Nancy asks Craig to let them take her friend's child home. Craig tells Nancy "Absolutely not!"

Phillip is walking around Salem Place and buys a copy of the newspaper. His luck goes from bad to worse when he finds out the football game he bet on was a bust. Jason shows up asks Phillip how he will play off that bookie of his? Phillip says he'll think of something.

At the Brady Pub, Belle can't stop thinking about Shawn's performance the other day. Mimi tells Belle that she's zoning and asks her what she's smiling about? Belle says they have a day of school off because of snow, why wouldn't she be happy. They start talking about Shawn's performance, and Mimi asks Belle why she doesn't admit she has a crush on him? Belle claims that she does not have a crush on Shawn because he is a jerk. Phillip shows up at this point and invites Belle to go ice skating. Belle gladly accepts. Phillip leaves, but says he'll be back in a half-an-hour to pick her up. Belle suddenly has something she has to do, so she tells Mimi that she'll talk to her tonight and leaves.

Phillip meets up with his bookie and tells him that it will take him a little while longer to get the money. The bookie says he'll give him another day, but that will bring the amount he owes him up to $4040 dollars.

On the Fancyface, Bo tells Shawn that he and his mom are going up to the Horton Cabin for the night. Shawn doesn't understand why mom would want to go back to the cabin, the place she found him with Billie on their wedding day. Bo says that his mom wants to get past what happened there. Shawn doesn't think this is normal and asks if he has to go? Bo says of course he does, and he wants to go. Bo thinks this is the first step to getting back what they once had, but Shawn's not sure about that. Shawn doesn't think that his mother is inside that woman, and no matter how hard his dad looks, he won't find her. Belle shows up at this point and asks "The King" if he's going to take his act on the road? Shawn says no and brushes Belle off by claiming he has more important things to worry about. Bo leaves to pick up "Hope," and Belle talks to Shawn about his poker game. Shawn asks her if she doesn't have anything else better to do than bug him? She says not really, so he hands her some rope and tells her to help him out with the boat. Belle eventually tells Shawn that she has to go, and he seems hurt because she just got here. He asks her where she has to go? She tells him that she has to go skating at the pond with Phillip. Shawn becomes upset, but Belle knows this has to do with his parents and not Phillip. Belle wants to help and tries to talk to him. Shawn says that he and his dad are getting along fine, it's his mom that he's having problems with. Shawn admits to Belle that he's not sure that his mom actually IS his mom. Belle asks him what he's talking about? Shawn asks Belle if her mom has talked with her about his mom's therapy, but Belle says her mom can't talk about her patients. Shawn tells Belle that his dad and this invasion of the body snatcher woman are going to the Horton Cabin tonight, and he doesn't like it. He also asks Belle not to tell anyone about his suspicions. Phillip shows up to teach Belle how to play ice hockey, but she asks him to wait a minute. Belle tells Shawn that he won't say anything to anyone about his mom, and then she leaves.

At the Salem Inn, Greta asks Gina where she is going? Gina tells Greta that she and Bo are taking a sailing trip to a remote island where they shall recapture every glorious moment of their past. GReta tells her that she's not Hope, but Gina says she will be everything Hope was and more. Greta asks her mom if she plans on sleeping with Bo? Gina says of course she plans on sleeping with him, she has to in order to take over every aspect of Hope's life. Gina assures her daughter that she's not doing this for herself, Bo wants and needs her. She also says she's doing this for her (Greta) too, she must secure a place in Bo's life so nobody can separate them again. Gina assures Greta that they will never be separated again. Greta hopes that is true, but if she sleeps with Bo then he will know she is not Hope. Gina tells Greta that she is so innocent, but Greta says she has read books and seen movies. Gina tells her that she and Bo are working towards a lifetime commitment to one another, and she must do this in order to secure all their futures. Gina tells Greta not to worry, when she kissed Bo she knew she and Bo shared true and lasting passions which comes from the heart. Gina smiles and tells Greta not to worry because it will be all right. Greta knows her mom is only trying to help her and Bo, but she doesn't like deceiving people and wonders what will happen when people find out the truth? Gina says she is not trying to hurt people, she is trying to help everyone. Bo shows up and is surprised to see Greta here, but is happy that she and "Hope" are getting closer. Bo and "Hope" leave for their trip, and Greta worries about her mother.

Friday

December 10
Aboard the FancyFace II, Gina tucks her bag away and asks Bo and Shawn if there is anything she can do to help out? He tells her no, and that they are about to set sail in a few minutes. Shawn is distant, so Gina asks Bo to give her a moment alone with him. Bo goes down below and Gina asks Shawn what his problem with her is because she'd like to fix it. Shawn tells her that something is wrong, she isn't the same mom he knew, and he doesn't want his dad to get hurt. Greta shows up and tells SHawn that she knows why he feels that way. Greta tells Shawn that she understands what he went through being separated from his mother, she felt the same way as he does now. Shawn goes below deck, and Gina thanks Greta for not giving her away. Greta tells her mom that it is only a matter of time before they both learn the truth. When Gina asks her daughter what she is supposed to do, Greta suggests they both go back to her Chateau in France. Gina is touched that Greta would leave Salem for her, but she says she is a wanted art thief in Europe and would just go to prison. She tells Greta that her best chance at a happy life is with Bo. Greta tells her mom that this is a big mistake and she doesn't know why she can't see that. Gina tells Greta that she knows she can make this work, and it is what she wants and needs. Greta says fine and hopes this trip is everything she hopes it will be.

Down below, Shawn sees all the candles and jokes with his dad about the romantic setting. Bo asks him to give him a break, he and his mom deserve a chance to be happy. Shawn feels like he and his mom are trying to get back together because of him, and he wants his dad to know that the two of them (Bo and Shawn) will still have a good relationship if he doesn't marry his mom. Bo asks Shawn why he wouldn't want to marry his mom? He knows she's not totally herself yet, and that is the purpose of this trip, to get her back to her old self. Shawn just says if it's not meant to happen, oh well. Bo is touched that his son cares about him, but tells him that he will be just find.

Bo and Shawn come above deck and find Greta and "Hope" hugging. Shawn can't believe his mom is getting so emotional over Greta. Gina says she was just saying how she'd miss her, and she also hugs Shawn and tells her "Sailor Boy" that she'll miss him to. SHawn is startled that she got his nickname wrong, but doesn't correct her. Bo was busy working and didn't hear "Hope's" slip-up. Shawn and Greta leave the boat, and Bo and Gina set sail.

Bo and Gina arrive at the cabin and Gina thought the sailing trip was exhilarating. Bo asks "Hope" if she's okay being back here? Gina says she is and it is the first step in getting over the past. Gina tells Bo that he looks tired and maybe he should lie down, but when she gets closer to him she suggests he shower first. Bo says he will get out of his sweaty sweater, and Gina promises not to look while he takes it off. Bo decides to start a fire, and Gina is very turned on by Bo. Gina slips into a sexy black dress later which impresses Bo. He tells her she looks beautiful, but asks if she's going to cook in that? Gina says she wasn't planning on cooking, she thought they'd have something delivered. Bo says there is nothing on the island to be delivered. Gina asks him if he's lost his sense of humor, she knows that. Gina says she wanted this to be special, so she dressed up a little. Bo tells her that when he looks at her, he sees Princess Gina. Gina tells him that she treated her like a Princess in Paris, and he apologizes for mentioning it. She tells him that he showed her what true love really is, and she wants them to be together always. Gina grabs Bo and begins kissing him.

Phillip comes home, which is all decked out for Christmas, after his skating date with Belle and talks with his dad . Phillip asks his dad how he's feeling today? Victor says he's glad to be home and to be spending time with him. He then notices Phillip's watch is missing and asks where it is? Phillip remembers pawning the watch, but tells his dad it is in the repair shop, and then tries to get the cash to pay for it from his dad. He also says he'd like some money to buy a gift for mom for Christmas. Victor gives Phillip two hundred dollars for the watch repairs, and his credit card for a gift for his mother so he knows how he is spending his money. Vivian shows up at this point and tells Phillip that he's grown into such a handsome young man, but she needs to take his father away from him and back where he belongs.

In the Titan photolab, Eric is shooting young lady models as Nicole watches and coordinates everything. Eric is impressed that Nicole is so good with kids and asks her if she still wants that big family they always talked about? Nicole responds "Not in this lifetime!" Eric asks her what that means? Nicole dodges the question and suggests the girls take a ten minute break because they look tired. The girls leave, and Eric asks Nicole what changed her mind about having kids? He thought that one of her wifely duties would be to supply Lucas with a son of their own. Nicole says Lucas hasn't mentioned the subject, so Eric cracks that maybe he realizes she doesn't really love him. Eric asks Nicole what she is trying to hide from him? Greta shows up at this point and Nicole tries to get rid of her by saying they are working, but Eric says he wants to take a break in order to take Greta out for coffee. They leave the room, and Greta asks him if he's sure he wants to leave? Eric tells Greta that she doesn't have to worry about him and Nicole, they only work together and nothing has happened or will happen. Nicole watches them leave and says they should have a good time while it lasts.

Kate is trying to get work done at Titan, but can't get forget Victor telling her that if she marries him, it will be forever. Nicholas shows up with a report on the earning projections for the internet site. He notices that Kate is not herself and asks if she is all right? She tells him that she has to talk to him about something very personal. She tells him that their kiss was a mistake, but Nicholas tells her that she's just saying that because she's scared. Kate tells Nicholas that she is committed to Victor and has a responsibility to Phillip. Nicholas asks her what about her responsibility to herself? Can she really have a future without him? Kate tells Nicholas that Victor and Phillip are her family and if he wants to keep working here than they need to keep things professional. Nicholas asks her if she thinks they can do that? Suddenly, the sound of applause can be heard coming from the hallway. Kate and Nicholas go to investigate and find that Vivian has brought Victor back to Titan. Victor tells all the employees not to be fooled by his wheelchair, he intends to take back the reigns of his company. Everyone applauds his little speech, and he thanks them and then tells them all to get back to work. Everyone disperses and Kate asks Vivian who in the hell she thinks she is bringing Victor back to work? Victor reminds Kate that he owes his recovery to Vivian and coming through those doors gave him a whole new sense of rejuvenation. Victor asks Nicholas and Vivian for a moment alone with Kate. Kate wants to talk about their future, but Victor thinks there is nothing further to discuss about their future. Kate asks Victor how he can be sold cold about their future? Victor tells her that the world is a cold place, but Kate refuses to take his cold and judgmental attitude anymore. Victor asks if she is through with him, but she says that is not what she is saying. Kate says she wants them to have a happy future, but Victor says they should be concentrating on Phillip. Kate tells him that he is right, they should put Phillip first.

Nicholas asks Vivian how things are going with Victor? She says beautifully and she has even started her wedding gown. Nicholas tells her that she is rushing things a bit, there is another woman involved after all. Vivian tells Nicholas that she won't let a low- life gutter-snipe like Kate get in her way! Nicholas tells his aunt not to talk about Kate in that way. When Nicole shows up, Vivian begins to taunt her about how far she's come in the business world and how on earth she went from a model to being in charge of the "New Faces" campaign. Nicole changes the subject and tells her that she hears she's trying to seduce Victor Kiriakis. Vivian laughs and says "trying?" Vivian can't believe Salem's biggest gold-digger is pointing the finger at her. Nicole says at least she got a ring before jumping into the Titan business. Vivian says she and Victor share a mutual respect for one another, but Nicole says Kate and Victor share a son, try beating that! Nicole walks off, and Vivian says that twit just made a very dangerous enemy.

Eric and Greta go to the Brady Pub for coffee, and Eric tells Greta that she's awfully quiet. Greta asks Eric how working with Nicole is going? Eric says it is strange because he has a hard time believing anything she says. She asks like what, but then says she shouldn't have asked because it is none of her business. He tells her that it is all right. He says he is working at Titan only because he needs a job, he does not trust Nicole. Eric then asks Greta what is new with her, because he can tell something is different about her. She says she has nothing to report. He tells her that he tried to call her last night, but she wasn't there. Greta says she stayed at the Salem Inn with "Hope." Greta asks Eric if he has noticed anything different about "Hope" since she's returned from Paris? Eric says no, and Greta comments that maybe it will work after all. Eric asks her "What will work?" Greta says that perhaps Bo and Hope can get back the future they lost. Eric tells Greta that she hopes she is right. Eric takes Greta's hand and tells her that the holidays have a way of bringing people closer together.

Al, Phillip's bookie, calls him and demands that he give him some money, today! Phillip wonders what to do, and then gets an idea. He asks Henderson for an advance on his allowance, but Henderson says he'll need to get his parents permission first. Phillip tells Henderson that he's leaves him no choice, he has to blackmail him! Phillip has found out that Henderson has had the cook prepare him a special, and somehow scandalous, pesh flambe dinner every night, something Henderson doesn't want his dear old aunt in Wales to know about. Henderson gives Phillip the secret advance he asks for. Phillip calls his bookie and tells him that he has some money to pay him, but not all of it.

Phillip runs into Shawn outside of the Brady Pub and asks him what he's doing here? Shawn says that he's staying here while his mom and dad are out of town. Shawn then asks Phillip what happened to his date with Belle, did he have a bet going on how fast he could ditch her? Phillip says he didn't ditch Belle, Belle had to cut their date short. Shawn tells Phillip that he better not screw up Belle's life, but Phillip thinks he knows what Belle wants.

In France, Hope continues to have conflicting memories about Kurt and who he is. Hope smacks Kurt until he wakes up and demands to know who he is because she knows he's not her husband. Kurt claims his driver license was renewed before they were married, but Hope doesn't believe him. She tells him that she doesn't know why she should believe anything he tells her. Kurt claims he is only trying to protect her and once they get home it will all come together. The question on Hope's mind is where home is. Suddenly, Hope has a memory flash of the FancyFace as she thinks about home. Hope asks Kurt if the name FancyFace has another meaning? Kurt says it's just his pet name for her because she's so beautiful. Hope them asks him if he knows anything about sailing, but he doesn't answer. Hope realizes that Kurt is not her husband, but she doesn't know who he is. Hope asks him once again if he knows anything about boats? He says of course he does, they have a boat which he named after her, the FancyFace. Hope asks him if they have one or two boats? Kurt dodges the question and tells her that they enjoy a lot of things and are happily married. Hope says she better start remembering soon or something terrible might happen. Kurt says they should go home now, and he says they live on an estate outside of Paris. Hope thinks that if she could get to the American Embassy in Paris she could find out who she is, so she tells Kurt to lead on.

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