December 99 Week 4


December 20
The kids from Salem High are hanging out at a suave cyber cafe. Belle convinces Mimi to use her computer to send Shawn a cyber message. Shawn is busy playing a videogame with Phillip, who wants to put money on the outcome of the game. Shawn tells Phillip that he is too obsessed with money and perhaps he should stop betting. Phillip accuses Shawn of not knowing how hard it is not having money, but Shawn tells Phillip that his dad could have had the Kiriakis fortune but turned it down because he believes in working for a living. Shawn eventually tells Phillip to drop it, and the two continue playing their game. As they play, they exchange insults. Shawn tells him that he's pretty good at videogames, but then he should be because he doesn't do anything but sit around his house all day on his butt with nothing better to do than play games. Shawn eventually beats Phillip, who is angry to lose. Meanwhile, Mimi sends Shawn her message, and then tells Belle that Brandon is here. She teases Belle about him and asks if she is going to say hello to her old heart throb? Back at their computers, Shawn gets his anonymous messages. When Phillip asks who it is from, he looks over towards Belle and Mimi and says he has a pretty good idea. The message says that "It is the season of three kings. Your the king, and I'd love to hear you sing!" Suddenly, Grandpa Shawn and Caroline show up dressed up as Santa and Mrs. Claus to collect donations for the hospital Christmas party. Phillip jokes about their lame fund- raising attempt, which ticks Shawn off. Grandpa Shawn asks Shawn if he would sing for the kids at the hospital, so he agrees. Shawn makes an announcement that if anyone would want to hear him sing he will be at the hospital Christmas party. He then urges Phillip to donate that fifty bucks he wanted to bet him earlier. Belle looks at Phillip and tells him that he can afford to give a little to charity. Phillip reluctantly hands over his money, and Grandpa Shawn and Caroline thank him.

Brandon meets up with a hacker at the cafe and asks him to get access to the Salem Police Department files. Brandon tells him that he needs all the information on Abe Carver that he can get. The hacker tells Brandon that this is going to cost him, but Brandon says he will pay anything. The hacker asks Brandon what he has against Abe Carver? Abe says he is just returning a favor, and gives the hacker some cash. The hacker tells him this is just a down payment, the info he wants is going to call him a whole lot more.

Abe and Lexie return home and are still arguing about their infertility. Lexie wants to get medical help to conceive a child, but Abe refuses. Abe lights their Christmas tree and asks for a holiday truce. Abe and Lexie share a kiss, and Abe apologizes for his behavior. He tells her that he believes making love to his wife should be private and personal, not something to be discussed with doctors and nurses. Lexie tells him that she understands how he feels. ABe tells her that last night he was thinking about the Christmas miracle, and how he believes that they may be able to make their own Christmas miracle this year. Unfortunately their miracle is delayed when Lexie is paged by the hospital and is given the news about Nancy's accident. Abe tells Lexie that he'll drive her to the hospital, so they leave.

At Tuscany, Vivian walks into the restaurant and sees Kate and Nicholas sitting at the bar kissing. Victor is wheeled into the restaurant and when Kate hears the maitre'de (sp?) welcome him back, she prays that Victor didn't see her kissing Nicholas. Luckily he didn't, and Nicholas gives Victor and Vivian a cover story saying that he and Kate were meeting to discuss the projected internet sales for the next year. Victor invites Kate to have dinner with them, and Vivian suggests that they both have dinner with Victor because has spotted Ivan and Celeste and decides to go dine with them.

Vivian tells Celeste that she looks fabulous and hopes they don't mind if she joins them. Ivan tells "Ms. Alamain" that they do mind because they wanted to dine alone tonight. Ivan is hurt that she has been ignoring him, but Vivian says she's been very busy helping Victor. Ivan tells her that this obsession with Victor is only going to get her hurt. Vivian asks him to be happy for her for a change. Ivan tells Vivian that he hopes she finds the happiness he has found with Celeste, and that the two of them plan to spend the rest of their lives together. Vivian is shocked and decides to go touch up her make-up. After she leaves, Celeste asks Ivan what that was all about? He asks her why he lied to Vivian? Ivan tells Celeste that he's trying to protect Vivian and make her realize that she's making a mistake going after Victor.

Back at Victor's table, Victor asks Nicholas to please join them for dinner so they can talk about their future together. Nicholas excuses himself for a second to go play his bar bill, and Victor tells Kate that she looks tense. Kate says she has a headache and wants to go home, but Victor says he won't allow it! Kate is furious with him. He tells her not to make a scene because they are not the kind of people who can afford to have indiscretions in public. When Nicholas returns, Victor proposes a toast to him, the man who took care of his family when he could not and was a friend to his wife. He tells Nicholas that he always considered him like a son and hopes that Kate will learn to feel the same way about him. Kate excuses herself, and Victor tells Nicholas that she seems a little edgy tonight. Nicholas says that she just has a lot on her mind.

In the ladies room, Vivian asks Kate to tell her all about her evening with her nephew. Kate tells her that she and Nicholas work well together, but she is with Victor now and they will stay together no matter what she does. Vivian tells her to just keep thinking that way because it will help her sleep. When Vivian leaves the bathroom, Nicholas asks her if she said anything to accept Kate? Vivian teases him and tells him that both he and Kate are mighty defensive tonight.

Vivian returns to see Ivan and Celeste and tells them that she misses them and plans to make it a New Years resolution to see more of them. She then returns to Victor's table to be with Nicholas and Victor, the two most handsome men on the planet. Ivan tells Celeste "So much for seeing more of Madame!"

On the outskirts of Salem, Chloe tells Nancy that this isn't working out, so she's out of here. Chloe flees from Craig's car, and Nancy runs after Chloe. Craig follows Nancy, who is run down by a passing car. Craig rushes to his wife, who is lying on the ground unconscious. Chloe watches from the bushes and wonders what she has done? The car which hit Nancy stops, and Craig tells the driver to call an ambulance. Craig performs CPR on Nancy, but her lungs have collapsed. Craig calls the hospital and demands an ambulance staffed with the best EMS crew get out here immediately, and he wants the trauma unit ready for Nancy's arrival. As Craig races to his car for his medical bag, Chloe thinks to herself that she has killed her mother. Craig returns to Nancy with his bag and re-inflates her lungs. The ambulance shows up, and Nancy begins to breath again. Nancy comes to and tries to speak to Craig, but he tells her to take it easy. Meanwhile, Chloe grabs the cash out of Craig's car and tells herself that she can't go back to that orphanage or some sucky foster-home.

Abe and Lexie come into the hospital, and Abe is furious because Brandon cut him off coming into the ER. Brandon told him that he should have used his signal, but Abe says he did. Lexie tells Abe that this is her fault because she forgot to tell him the signal was out. Lexie leaves to tend to Nancy, and Brandon and Abe argue. Abe eventually tells Brandon that if he doesn't shut up he will teach him a lesson he'll never forget! One of the nurses tells Abe to please keep his voice down because everyone can hear him. Later, Brandon calls his hacker to see if he's made any progress. The hacker tells Brandon that it will take him some time to break into the police department's computer.

Nancy is brought in with Craig and says he wants to supervise. Lexie tells him that he can't treat his own wife. Craig tells her that he can't give her orders, but Lexie tells him if he does this he will regret it for the rest of his life. Craig eventually agrees to let one of the other doctors handle Nancy's case, but he tells Lexie to drop the phony concern because he knows she doesn't care about him or his wife. Lexie tells him that is not true. Craig breaks down, and Lexie asks him how this happened? Craig says it was all that damn kid's fault. When Lexie asks who he is talking about, he says nothing. He begins to cry and tells Lexie that Nancy is everything to him and she has to make it. Lexie comforts Craig. A surgeon shows up at tells Craig that Nancy is hemorrhaging and they need to rush her to the OR for emergency surgery. Craig begs the surgeon to save his wife.

Back at the accident scene, the police question the driver of the car which hit Nancy, and then they spot Chloe trying to sneak away. One of the cops tells her to freeze and asks where she is going? Chloe says she was walking home from the library. They ask her if she witnessed the accident, but she says no. Chloe asks if anyone was hurt? The cop tells her that a lady was hit head on, and she might not make it.


December 21
Nancy is rushed into the OR and the surgeon questions Craig about Nancy's medical history and any allergies. As she is prepped for surgery, Craig stands by her side and talks to her. He tells her that he will be standing right outside the door while Dr. James performs the surgery, and he asks Nancy to fight. The doctor is ready to begin, so Craig is asked to step outside. Later, Craig learns that Chloe called about his wife. He begins to cry and says this is all her fault. Back in the OR, Nancy dreams that she gives birth to Chloe again, but when she asks the nurse to hold her baby, the nurse backs away and tells her that her baby doesn't want her. Suddenly, Nancy crashes. The doctors manage to save Nancy, and after the operation the doctor tells Craig that Nancy made it through the operation and is stable, but they don't know anything about her neurological state. He tells Craig that if Nancy was to regain consciousness it would be a miracle.

Abe asks LExie how Nancy is? Lexie says that she's bleeding internally and it looks pretty bad. Roman shows up and Lexie tells him he should go talk to him to see if he's learned anything new about the accident. Abe talks with Roman about the accident for a bit, but they soon start talking about Brandon Walker. Roman thinks that trouble runs in the Walker family genes. Roman decides to stop by the station on the way home and run a computer search on Brandon. Abe thinks that is a good idea, so he decides to go with him as well. Unfortunately, they uncover nothing on Brandon. Abe does some asking around and learns that Brandon and Nicole grew up in Salem, and he knows this kid has secrets and is trouble.

Lexie goes to the nurses station and learns about Brandon's scene with Abe earlier. Lexie finds Brandon with one of his patients assuring him that Santa wouldn't skip over him while he was in the hospital. Brandon tells Tommy, the patient, that he broke his arm one Christmas and had to spend it in the hospital, but Santa brought him all sorts of goodies. Lexie and Brandon tell him that it is late and he should be sleeping, so they leave. Outside, Lexie asks BRandon if that story was true about him breaking his arm? Brandon says it was. He remembers his mom coming to visit him in the hospital with all sorts of presents, and she told him that his father never meant to hurt him. Lexie asks Brandon why he was in the hospital? Brandon says he fell and broke his arm, and that is all he will say. Brandon asks Lexie why she came looking for him? Lexie says she heard about his and Abe's altercation. Brandon says that Abe was the one screaming at him, Abe is out for his blood. Brandon tells Lexie that he is thinking of just resigning from the hospital and leaving Salem. Lexie tells him that he can't quit because the kids need him, and so does she. He agrees to stay and tells Lexie that she's the best friend he has in Salem. He hopes her husband knows how lucky he is to have her in his life and hopes he treats her like gold.

Bart and Rolfe go to the hospital to spy on John Black to see if he is okay. Bart finds some Christmas costumes and suggests to Rolfe that they disguise themselves, and then take advantage of the hospital setting by performing some brain surgery. Rolfe and Bart change into their Christmas elf costumes and plan to adjust John's microchip.

Alice is dissapointed to learn from Bo that "Hope" won't be at the hospital Christmas party. She tells him that "Hope" has been missing a lot of family engagements lately and she wonders if she's missing them on purpose. Bo tells Alice that "Hope" isn't avoiding the family, she's just exhausted after their long day at the cabin. Grandpa Shawn and Caroline show up, still in costume, and Bo shows them what he got "Hope." Bo produces a wooden music box which plays their love song. John shows up, and Bart and Rolfe spy on him. John remembers that Marlena left some gifts in her office, so he leaves to retrieve them. Rolfe and Bart quickly follow him, but are caught by Alice who thinks they are the hospital workers who volunteered to help them. When they say they wanted to get some food, Alice tells them that she has brought some donuts, so they can eat while they wrap presents. John returns with Marlena's gifts, and they all return to the workstation. Later, they all decide to rehearse the Christmas play. John has to go get the props, and Rolfe and Bart follow him claiming they will help him.

Chloe checks into a hotel and is trying to convince herself that her mother will be fine. After showering, Chloe turns on the radio and hears a report on Nancy's accident. She learns that her mom is in critical condition and about to undergo surgery at Salem University Hospital. Chloe calls the hospital to check on Nancy's condition, but when the nurse asks if she is family, Chloe hangs up. She decides that she's brought her mother nothing but bad luck and decides to leave town. She then remembers Nancy telling her what a lovely voice she had and she knew if her mother heard her sing it would make her smile.

At the Chateau, Kurt bounds and gags poor Hope to a chair in the parlor. He tells her that she must be wondering why he has brought her here. He tells her that it is because she is about to receive a very special Christmas present. Kurt tells Hope that he's sorry it has come to this. He claims that he did feel pitty for her once, but then he remembered what she did to Princess Gina. Hope remembers when Bo rescued her from Jude St. Clair and how she told Bo that his love was her strength. Hope spots a glass vase on the table and hops towards it once Kurt leaves the room. She manages to knock it off the table with her feet, and then tips her chair over so she can retrieve a piece of the broken glass to cut her way to freedom. She finally frees herself, and makes a run for it.

Gina and Stefano arrive at the Chateau where Gina has lead Stefano to believe the painting is hidden. Stefano tells himself that once he has his Renet he will make sure Princess Gina is locked back up in the turret where she belongs. Gina and Stefano go up to the turret and Gina reveals that the painting was hidden behind one of her many portraits of John in her wardrobe. Gina notices the look in Stefano's eyes and says he had the same look when he told her about his master plan to own all the Renets in the world. Gina starts tossing the painting around and asks how grateful Stefano is to her for getting him all the Renets? Stefano tells her that he will not interfere with her plans to live in Salem as Hope and he promises they will never meet again. Gina tosses him the painting, which he kisses, and then she tries to head for the door. However, Stefano grabs her from behind and tells her that he's changed his mind about her freedom, she will never be free again! Gina tells him that they had an agreement, but Stefano tells her that he'd never negotiate with a maniac like her. Luckily for Gina, Kurt shows up and knocks Stefano out from behind.

Gina goes to check on Hope, who smashes a vase over her head. When Hope gets a look at Gina's face she freaks out. Unfortunately, Kurt grabs Hope, and Gina comes to. Gina tells Hope that she has hurt her for the last time! Hope can't believe she is Princess Gina, and she is alive. However, Gina tells her that she is no longer Princess Gina, she is now Hope Williams, soon to be Hope Brady! Hope tells her that she can't do this, Bo won't believe her! Gina tells her that he already has, and she should accept her fate! Kurt locks Hope back up in the turret, and Gina instructs Kurt to have all her money and jewels sent to Salem. She also tells him that they both must get to the airport. Back in the turret, Hope finds Stefano knocked out on the floor.


December 22
I have to finish my Christmas shopping, so I'll try to proof this later tonight!
Phillip and Kate are busy shopping in Salem Place. Kate has spent a fortune, but says she wants to make this a special Christmas. Phillip thinks that a year 2000 wedding for his mom and dad would make it all the more special. Kate asks him if the kids in school are giving him a hard time about the fact that his parents aren't married? Phillip tells her no, most kids think they are married and the ones who know the truth don't care. Later, Kate questions Phillip about his relationship with Belle Black. Phillip says he likes Belle Black, and they have fun together. Phillip then asks his mom when she and his dad are going to get married? Phillip says it is important for him to know that his parents are in it for the long hall. Suddenly, Phillip gets a call from his bookie, who wants his money now. Phillip says he'll get it to him later today, and hangs up. Kate asks him what that was about, was it about money? Phillip said that he put some gifts on layaway and the clerk was calling him to tell him to come pick them up. Phillip tells his mom he better go take care of it, and gives his mom a kiss goodbye. After Phillip leaves, Kate realizes she has to make up her mind about Victor's proposal.

At Titan, Vivian shows up and gives Victor a kiss because it does her heart good to see him back running Titan. Vivian tells Victor that she has someone he wants her to meet. She brings Paul, his physical therapist, back to work with him in order to help him get out of the wheelchair. Victor agrees to work with Paul. When Vivian notices she got some lipstick on his cheek she decides to wipe it off for him. She inadvertently puts down a check she was carrying, and when Victor sees that it is for 4500$ and made out to Phillip, Victor demands to know what is going on. Vivian says it is his Christmas gift to him, but Victor doesn't believe her and wants the truth. Vivian tells Victor that Phillip waned to buy a girl a present, but he was short of funds. Victor is furious and tells Vivian that she is not to give Phillip this check because his son has been spoiled rotten and it must come to an end! Vivian says she already promised Phillip, but Victor says too bad and then he tears the check up. Victor refuses to have his son become a self-indulgent spoiled brat like Lucas! Vivian leaves Victor

At the lab at the DiMera Mansion, Rolfe wakes up after being out cold for the night because Bart shot him with drugged dart meant for John. Rolfe tries to call Stefano, but he's not answering his phone.

At the penthouse, Marlena is terribly worried about "Hope." Marlena tells John that she was supposed to have a session with her today, but she never showed up and she can't find her. Marlena fears that something is very wrong with "Hope." Belle admits to her parents that Shawn doesn't believe "Hope" is his mother, but then realizes she shouldn't have opened her mouth. Marlena asks Belle to call Shawn and invite him over because maybe she can get him to open up.

Shawn runs into his dad in Salem Place. Shawn is busy shopping for Christmas Gifts, and when Bo asks him what he was planning on getting his mom, Shawn jokes "A tiara." Bo doesn't find his joke funny at all. Shawn says he wants his mom back as much as he does, but she treats him like a stranger. Bo tells Shawn that it will just take her some time to get back to normal. Shawn leaves to do some more shopping, and Belle calls him and asks him to please come to her penthouse because her parents want to speak to him about his mom. Shawn tells her that he'll be right there. Elsewhere, Bo remembers his past Christmas days with Hope.

Shawn goes to the penthouse and talks with Marlena about his mother. MArlena says that she believes his mother is avoiding her sessions. Shawn says he really doesn't know much about that. John tells Shawn that he gets the feeling that he's worried about his mother. Shawn tells them that he doesn't know who she is these days, but she is not his mother. He tells them that his mom is trying so hard to be who his dad wants her to be, but something is missing, she's not real. Marlena asks Shawn if his dad is sensing the same things he is? Shawn doesn't think so because his dad wants his mom back so bad, he even thinks his dad might marry her to force his mom back. Shawn doesn't know how he can fix this. Marlena tells him that is not his job, his job is to sort out his own feelings. Shawn thanks them for listening, and John assures Shawn that Marlena can help his mom. Shawn decides to leave, so Belle walks him out. John asks Marlena what she thinks? Marlena suspects that Hope is still suffering the effects of a split personality. John says if there is a little bit of Gina left in her, all he has to do is hang out with her for a bit and he'll know. Marlena puts her foot down and tells him no way! John agrees not to talk to Hope, but he wants to work with her on this mystery. Marlena tells John that she has an idea how to start. Out in the hall, Shawn tells Belle that he's not mad at her for telling her parents how he was feeling, he's actually grateful.

Gina returns to Salem and tells Lily that she's taken care of Stefano once and for all. Lily thinks she killed him, but Gina says she's just made sure he's punished for a very long time. Gina changes the subject and tells Lily about her wonderful trip with Bo. She also tells Lily that she bought Bo a wonderful gift, a model boat which is exactly like the Fancy Face II. Lily tells Gina that she seems very happy. Gina says she is, which is why she is going to ask Bo to marry her. Lily asks Gina if she has thought this through? Gina says she has, because once you have made love to Mr. Bo Brady you cannot imagine life without him. Lily tells Gina that someone will learn the truth eventually, and it will probably be Shawn. Gina thinks that once Shawn sees how happy she and his father are, he will drop his suspicions. Gina tells Lily that she spent her trip home going over Hope's memories via the CD-Rom she stole from Stefano, and she learned about the Horton's ornament hanging tradition. She informs Lily that this year she will hang Hope's ornament next to Bo's, and they will remain together for the rest of their lives!

Bo runs into "Hope" in Salem Place and is glad to see her. She tells him that she was looking for an extra-special gift for Gran. Bo wants to know what she got him, but she refuses to give him a hint unless he tells her what he got her. Bo gives her a hint, and she realizes that she is getting a "Bo" for Christmas, which she says is what she wanted. Later, Shawn runs into his mom and dad, and "Hope" receives a phonecall from Marlena. Marlena tells "Hope" that she missed her appointment yesterday. "Hope" says it slipped her mind, but suggests they make-up the appointment today. Marlena tells "Hope" to meet her in her office in one hour.

At the castle in France, Stefano comes to and finds himself locked up in the turret with Hope, who he thinks is Gina at first. He grabs her and tells her that if she doesn't open the door and let him out then he will break her neck! Hope swears to Stefano that she is not Princess Gina, and he eventually lets her go when he realizes she is Hope. Hope asks Stefano why Gina has done this to the both of them? Stefano says he doesn't know, she came to him pretending she was her. Stefano tries to break out, but Hope tells him this place is sound and escape proof. Stefano realizes she is right, and then he finds the food and water Gina and Kurt left. He tells Hope that it appears that no one intends to come back for them. Hope says that someone will come for them, but Stefano doubts that. Hope asks Stefano why Princess Gina is doing this to them and what did she mean about taking over her life? Stefano says he doesn't have the answers to her questions, and then tells her to shut up and let him think. Hope notices the Renet, and Stefano asks her what she knows about that painting? Hope says she just remembers being fascinated by his work, and asks Stefano if it means anything to Gina? Stefano says he has no idea, and that they should focus on trying to get out of here. Hope thinks that Bo will come and save her, and together they will discover the truth about the real Princess Gina and whatever he did to her.


December 23
The Brady's have gathered at the Brady pub, and Greta is still being curt with Eric. Eric eventually asks Greta to open up, what is going on with her? She won't talk to him or look at him ever since she ran out of the studio the other day. When he asks what the problem is, she tells him that he is the problem. Greta tells Eric that he took her for granted. Eric says he was just trying to recreate the good time they had in Paris. Greta says he was trying to have sex and she tells him that she found the condom in the basket. Eric says he did not put that in the picnic basket, but he thinks he knows who did. Greta asks who? Eric says that it was probably a high schooler working at the Salem Gift Shop doing it as a prank. Greta apologizes, and Eric tells her that he is the one who is sorry. Eric wants to go talk to the manager right now, but Greta suggests that stay here and enjoy themselves.

Everyone is helping stuff stockings to give to kids in the hospital or kids who do not have homes. Austin and Roman show up with some apples and oranges for the stockings. Roman then decides to question Austin on his intentions regarding Sami. Roman wants to know if they are going to get married? Austin says he's not ready to marry again, and he doesn't think Sami is ready to marry either. Later, Sami comes over and talks with her dad. She tells him that she didn't think she'd live to see another Christmas. Roman tells his daughter that they are blessed to have her here with them.

Marlena and John show up with more presents for the kids, which grandpa Shawn and Caroline appreciate. Caroline needs someone to go to the tree farm to get more wreath-making material, so John offers to do it. Bo shows up with even more presents and says that "Hope" will be joining them soon. Bo talks with Marlena and asks her if she still thinks "Hope" needs help? Marlena says she does. Marlena then assures Shawn, who overheard her talking with Bo, that she will do everything she can to bring his mom back to normal. Meanwhile, John tells Marlena that he has to run and do something special. He also says he has a way to help "Hope," but refuses to tell Marlena what it is.

Bo thanks Shawn for helping out this Christmas. Shawn asks why wouldn't he, it is a Brady tradition. They start talking about his "mom," and Shawn tells Bo that he has something to tell him. Shawn says he just wants his dad to know he is trying. Bo knows that and thanks him for trying, and tells him to keep the faith.

Caroline serves the annual Christmas cake, and she tells Roman that she's very worried about John because he hasn't shown up at the church with the wreaths. Roman decides to call John's cellphone, which is now in Bart and Rolfe's possession, who of course do not answer it.

At the Salem Inn, Gina thinks she has taken care of Hope and Steffie, and the only thing standing in her way is Marlena. Gina tells herself that after her session with Marlena today, Marlena will no longer be a problem.

Marlena and Gina meet for her appointment at Marlena's office. Gina tells MArlena that she couldn't tell her where she was yesterday because she and Bo went out to Smith Island and made love. Marlena asks Gina if that was her idea? Gina says it was Bo's, and she asks Marlena if she has a problem with that? Marlena says she does not, but Bo might if he made love to the wrong person. Gina asks her what she is insinuating? Marlena tells "Hope" that she just wants her to be well. Gina tells Marlena that Bo's love will save her from Princess Gina, and the more she is with Bo the further away she is able to push Princess Gina. Gina suggests Marlena hypnotize her to see if Gina is still in her subconscious. Marlena agrees, and she asks "Hope" if Gina is still inside her? Gina tells Marlena how weak she is growing and how Hope is winning, but she can't let that happen. Marlena asks "Hope" if she will defeat her? Gina says of course she will! Marlena tells "Hope" that it is odd she would answer since she hasn't brought her out of hypnosis yet! Gina says she must have snapped out of it, but MArlena doubts that. She tells "Hope" that she is trying to cover up her split-personality and she needs to tell her family about this serious problem. Gina tells Marlena that she will not let her send her away, her family does not need to know about this, and she will be any damn personality she chooses! Gina tells Marlena that she is going to ask Bo to marry her, and there is nothing she can do about it. She tells Marlena she can also not tell anyone about this session without her permission. Marlena knows she is talking to Gina, but Gina tells Marlena that Gina is dead. Gina says that she may have lost John to her, but she will not lose Bo!

At the lab in the DiMera Mansion, Bart and Rolfe are still trying to work on a way to neutralize John. Suddenly, Rolfe and Bart see John come into the DiMera Mansion to see Stefano. The maid tells John that Mr. DiMera isn't here, so John leaves. Unfortunately, Bart is hot on his trail. Bart punches a hole in John's tire and he and Rolfe follow John out into the country where John's tire ends up going flat. Bart then walks up behind John and clubs him over the head with a stick, knocking him out cold. Rolfe decides to perform a little operation on John, but when they hear hunters, Bart suggests they run. Rolfe doesn't want to leave John un-fixed, so Bart suggests he just finish him off. Bart and Rolfe leave John lying in the snow thinking that John is dead.

At the hospital, Craig is sitting by Nancy's side reading "The Night Before Christmas" to her. Abe and Lexie show up, Abe wants to talk to Craig, so LExie tells Craig that she'll sit with Nancy. Craig asks Abe what is up? Abe says a new witness came forward and said that Nancy ran out into the road because she was chasing a young girl. Abe informs Craig that he has his people looking for her, but would like to hear his side of the story. Craig says that this person must have been hallucinating because there was no girl. Abe asks Craig why Nancy was running across the road then? Craig simply says he has to get back to his wife. Abe stops him and tells him that he knows he wants to protect his image, but he will keep asking about the girl until he gets a satisfactory answer. Craig says there was no girl, but Abe continues pestering him as to what happened! Craig tells Abe to just leave him alone! Lexie runs out into the hall and scolds Abe for badgering Craig. Abe doesn't understand his wife lately and says she is protecting Craig like she is protecting Brandon. Lexie tells her husband that she is becoming obsessed with Brandon. She tells Abe that he's beginning to lose his objectivity, which Abe takes as an insult. Lexie apologizes and offers to buy him a cup of coffee. Craig returns to Nancy and continues reading Nancy her favorite story. He tells her that it is almost Christmas and he can't celebrate it without her, he can't live without her. He prays to God and says he will do anything if he would just bring Nancy back to him.

Chloe is at the bus station and is planning to go to New York City, unaware that she is being watched. A second man sits down next to Chloe with a radio and Chloe learns that Nancy is still in critical condition. The man following her ends up grabbing her when he notices she is interested in the story, pulls out his badge, and tells her that she's coming with him! Chloe says she knows that badge is a fake, so if he doesn't let go of her than she will scream bloody murder! He lets her go, so Chloe goes to see a ticket salesman and asks him to call the police on the man who tried to abduct her. The man tells Chloe that he'll call the police, but she'll have to stay here and give a statement. Chloe says she can't because she has to go to New York for an audition and tells the guy to just have the cops look at his fake badge. The guy at the counter agrees. When Chloe sees a salvation army lady, she decides to donate some money to the pot. Chloe's bus is called, so she leaves to board it.

In France, Hope continues to ask Stefano why they are locked up here? Stefano says he does not know, Princess Gina tricked him into thinking she was her. He says that he never knew Princess Gina was alive, until now. Hope tells Stefano that she knows he is lying and she wants the truth! Stefano tells Hope that he doesn't know anything about her or Princess Gina, and he has hardly seen her this past year. He then realizes that Hope is missing another year of her life. She tells him that the last thing she remembers is driving in a snowstorm and having an accident, and then she woke up and a man named Kurt was claiming to be her husband. When Stefano says "Kurt?" Hope realizes that Kurt was the man he hired to take care of Princess Gina all these years. Hope finds her old escape route, which has been covered by a steel plate, and suspects that Gina escape from here. Stefano continues to play like he knows nothing. Hope asks Stefano what the date is, so he tells her that it is Christmas Eve. Hope realizes that Gina is back in Salem trying to take over her life right now. Hope looks out the window, turns to Stefano, and tells him that they are going home for Christmas and he is going to save them! Stefano doesn't know how he can save them when nobody knows about this castle!


December 24
At the train station, Chloe gets off the bus to New York to take care of something in Salem first. She plans to return as her ticket is good for 24 hours.

John arrives at the hospital and Marlena and a nurse name Marla look at the wound on the back of his neck. Two hunters found John unconscious in the snow and brought him to the hospital. Belle shows up for work and panics when she sees her dad is bleeding. John tells her that he doesn't really know what happened, all he knows is that he was changing a tire and he got clubbed over the head. When he woke up, two hunters were standing over him and they brought him here.

All the Hortons show up for the annual hospital party, and Gina learns that Alice is preparing a special surprise for her. Alice shows up and Gina asks her what this talk of a surprise is about? Suddenly, Doug and Julie spring out of a room and surprise Gina, who seems to have no clue who they are. Doug asks his Princess if she is not glad to see them? Bo is glad to see them and hugs them, and Gina apologizes to her dad and says she's just completely shocked, its been such a long time since she saw them. Julie says they just saw one another in Paris? Gina says what she meant to say was that its been so long since they've been in Salem. Doug says hello to Shawn Douglas, who tells his grandpa that it is just Shawn now. Gina thanks Alice and tells her that this is exactly what she needed. Santa, aka Grandpa Shawn Brady, shows up to hand out the presents to the kids, and then asks them what they think Christmas is about? One little girl says love, and Shawn tells her that is a very good answer. Santa then asks Alice to tell them about the first Christmas? Alice tells the children that something happened 2000 years ago that was so special that history was divided into two parts, before and after it happened. She tells them that what happened was a baby was born, and it changed the world forever. Alice reads the story of Christmas to the children from the Horton Bible.

In Nancy's room, Craig is still sitting by his wife's side and talking to her. He tells her that he thinks they may have white Christmas this year, so he wants her to open her eyes to see how beautiful it will be. Lexie and Brandon show up to check on Nancy, but there is no change. Lexie tells Craig that music might help Nancy. Craig thinks that is a great idea and decides to leave to get her some Christmas music. After everyone has left, Chloe sneaks in to see her mother. She tells her mom not to die, but Nancy seems unmoved. Chloe begins to sing to her mother. As she sings Silent Night, and Craig and Lexie return. Nancy finally regains conscious.

At Titan, Victor is in Vivian's debt once again as she caught a company who was robbing them blind. He also thanks her for arranging his physical therapy, but makes her promise not to keep secrets about Phillip from him! Victor wheels himself out of the office, and Phillip shows up looking for his money. Vivian tells Phillip that she can't give it to him, and she's sorry.

Nicholas shows up at Kate's office with a gift for her. Kate opens the gift, which is a stuffed toy dog. Kate tells him this is unlike anything she's ever seen since she was ten years old. Nicholas tells her that it reminds him of the fun and whimsical side of her. Kate says she has nothing for him, but Nicholas tells her that he knows exactly what he wants! Nicholas makes advances on her, but she pushes him away and tells him that she can't be near him! As she tries to leave her office, Victor shows up to see her. Nicholas decides to leave, and Victor asks Kate if she's ready to go home and enjoy a nice Christmas Eve dinner? Kate tells him that sounds delightful.

John, Marlena, Belle, and the others go to the Brady Pub to celebrate. Caroline asks Marlena how Brady (He LIVES!) is? Marlena says he is sick, but is getting better. Vivian and Nicholas show up for a late snack, but Vivian doesn't want to disturb their family gathering. Shawn tells them that they love being disturbed! Shawn then proposes a toast to their family members who are not with them tonight, Kimberly, Andrew, Gennie, Kayla, and Stephanie. He asks God to keep them safe and grant them a blessed Christmas. Later they say a prayer, and sing Hark the Herald Angels Sing.

At the Horton house, the Hortons are preparing to hang their balls on the Christmas tree. Shawn has not arrived yet as he is standing outside peering in the window. He knows Gina is not his mom, wipes the tears from his eyes, and goes inside. Gina goes first and hangs Hope's ornament on the tree, and Bo hangs his next to hers. Doug and Julie both think that their daughter's problems are over. Shawn hangs his ornament on the tree, but far away from his parents ornaments. One by one, the rest of the Horton's hang their ornaments. Alice has even created an ornament for Carrie to hang next to Mike's ornament on the tree, and Nicole also has an ornament to hang next to Lucas'. Gina has the "honor" of hanging her mother, Addie's, ornament. Finally, Alice hangs the final ornament, Tom's. Later, Doug and Julie question Alice about "Hope" because he noticed she was acting odd at the hospital earlier. Alice tells them that "Hope" is still adjusting, but she's sure Bo's love will make everything all right. When Gina overhears Bo telling Shawn that everything will be all right, Gina realizes it is now or never. She asks everyone for their attention as she has an announcement to make. Julie tells "Hope" not to keep them in suspense? Gina tells them that she wants this Christmas to be special, and the millennium to be a new beginning. Gina asks Bo to marry her before the end of the year!

At the Kiriakis Mansion, Victor presents Kate with an early Christmas gift. She opens it and inside is a pearl necklace. She puts it on immediately, but can't stop thinking about the stuffed toy that Nicholas gave her. Victor wanted Phillip to have his gift too, but he doesn't know where he is.

Phillip meets with his bookie and tells him that he doesn't have the money. The bookie is not pleased with Phillip. A goon shows up behind Phillip and grabs him. The bookie tells Phillip that he will get that money one way or another. The next time we see Phillip he is laying unconscious in the snow.

In France, Hope and Stefano are still trying to find a way out of the turret. As they are searching, Hope comes across some Christmas decorations. She realizes how much she misses her family. Hope finds a pen and decides to label her family members' names on the balls so she can take part in the annual Horton ceremony. Hope knows in her heart that her family misses her and will realize something isn't right with Gina. Later, Hope says a prayer to Jesus, and Stefano kneels down behind her and prays in his own way.

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