At the Horton's, "Hope" proposes marriage to Bo, and stuns the whole Horton clan. She then makes a speech saying that she knows she's not 100% back to her old self, but she is trying. She says that she wants to be Shawn's mother, Gran's great-grand daughter, Julie's step-sister, Doug's daughter, and Bo's wife. Bo accepts "Hope's" proposal, and almost everyone claps. Alice is troubled, and Shawn is down right annoyed. However, Shawn does tell his "mom" that he's willing to try to work on their relationship, which pleases her. Greta, who is there with Eric, also tells her mom that she really is happy for her. Later, Nicole, who is there with Lucas, comes on to Eric and tells him that she has a gift for him back at the office. Eric tells Nicole that he wants nothing from her. Later, Nicole downs an entire bottle of French champagne that Doug and Julie gave Alice for Christmas. The Brady's end up leaving for Christmas Mass, and the remaining Horton's toast to Bo and Hope.
At the pub, Marlena calls her supervisor at work to talk about her concerns for "Hope." Marlena feels that she should break her doctor-patient confidentiality, but her supervisor tells her she shouldn't do that unless her patient is putting herself or another in danger. John overhears the call, which Marlena asks him to disregard. However, John says he can't disregard how depressed she is after her sessions with "Hope." Marlena tells John that she is close to breaking her doctor-patient confidentiality, but she has to wait until she is absolutely certain it is necessary.
The Brady's go to Midnight Mass, and Bo and "Hope" announce their engagement. Everyone is thrilled, except Shawn and Marlena. Marlena takes "Hope" aside and tells her that she is not ready for this. Gina tells Marlena that she will marry Bo on New Years Eve and there is not a damn thing she can do about it! Marlena demands "Hope" come see her for a session tomorrow, which is Christmas in Salem, so she agrees.
At the Kiriakis Mansion, Kate and Victor are enjoying their dinner, but are puzzled as to were Phillip is. Kate calls Phillip, who is still in the alley where he's been beaten up. Phillip, new actor playing him by the way, answers the phone and tells his mom that he had something to do, but will be home soon. Phillip, who has a huge bloody gash across his forehead, gets up and limps out of the alley. Back at the mansion, Kate presents Victor with his Christmas gift, which is a pair of silk pajamas. Victor is not amused considering their current sleeping arrangements. Kate suggests they sleep together in the same room, but Victor says he is not a masochist. Kate tells him there are other ways of being intimate, but Victor refuses to listen. Kate walks out into the hall and finds Phillip passed out on the floor. She and Victor rush him to the hospital, where they are advised to get a plastic surgeon so that Phillip won't have a scar on his forehead. When Kate asks him what happened, Phillip says he was mugged. However, Victor tells himself that he knows his son is lying, and he knows exactly what happened!
In France, Hope and Stefano continue to search for a way to escape.
At the penthouse, Belle decides to leave to meet Mimi. She tells her dad goodbye and admires the sweater he's wearing that that his lovely daughter gave him for Christmas. John notices that the wound on the back of his neck has not healed. Elsewhere, Marlena is not pleased to learn that "Hope" has cancelled her appointment for today, so she takes off to take care of things. John looks at his cut and wonders how he could have gotten it.
At the Horton house, Lily tells everyone that her friend, a famous french designer, has agreed to make "Hope's" wedding dress. As the designer takes "Hope's" measurements, Lily tells the Hortons about all the wedding preparations she has made. Doug and Julie do not like that Mrs. Faversham is taking over "Hope's" wedding. Doug, Julie, and Alice all confront "Hope" about why Lily is planning this wedding and not them? "Hope" tells them that this wedding is so last minute and Lily can pull some strings they can't to get things done. Doug asks if he can at least coordinate the music so he knows what to sing? "Hope" tells him of course he can. Gina then finds Greta and tells her that she has a job for her, she wants her to be her maid of honor. Greta happily accepts. When someone rings the doorbell, Gina runs to answer it, only to find out it is Marlena. Marlena tells "Hope" that canceling her session with her this morning was a mistake. "Hope" apologizes and says she's very busy planning her wedding. Marlena insist they talk in private, so Alice tells them to use the kitchen. They go into the kitchen and argue about who she is. "Hope" says she is not Gina anymore, she is going to marry Bo, and she won't let anyone stand in her way! "Hope then storms out of the kitchen. Later, "Hope" receives a package of truffles which Lily had flown in for the reception. "Hope" digs in and Doug says the look on her face is exactly the same one she had when they stopped in at the Black Cat last summer in Paris. Lily pipes up "It was always your favorite place Gina!" "Hope" asks everyone to excuse Lily, she gets a little confused sometime. Lily tells everyone that she is sorry for the mix-up because she knows she is Hope now. Marlena tells "Hope" that they still have things to talk about before she can leave, so the excuse themselves again. In the kitchen, Marlena tells "Hope" that she is in denial about her problem. "Hope" asks Marlena who she thinks she is trying to run her life for her? "Hope" tells Marlena that she will not let her take Bo away from her. She says after being a prisoner for nine years, she has the chance to be happy. Marlena asks her what she is talking about, she wasn't a prisoner for nine years. "Hope" tells her nine, ninety, its all the same. She warns Marlena not to interfere with her plans because John disappeared one, and he could disappear again! Marlena asks her what she knows about John's disappearance, so "Hope" decides to enlighten MArlena with what she knows. However, she stops herself before she says anything and tells MArlena that she will not allow her to play mind games with her! Marlena tells "Hope" that she doesn't even sound like Hope anymore. "Hope," who is speaking in her Gina accent, tells Marlena that if she breaks her confidentially oath she will make sure she pays. Marlena tells "Hope" that she's going to refer her to another doctor, but "Hope" refuses to see another shrink and tells MArlena to leave her alone! In the other room, Doug, Alice, and Julie are horrified to hear "Hope" yelling at Marlena. They all realize that "Hope" doesn't even sound like Hope. Marlena agrees to leave, but she says she won't let "Hope" marry Bo! After Marlena leaves, Gina pulls out her gun and says she made Stefano disappear, so she can make Marlena disappear too!
At the Brady Pub, Bo, Shawn, and Roman are eating breakfast. Shawn says he's not hungry, so he excuses himself. Bo talks to Roman about his problems with Shawn, and Roman tells him he understands because he had similar problems with Sami. Bo asks Roman to be his best man, and he accepts.
Grandpa Shawn and Caroline ask Shawn if he's excited about his folks getting married? Shawn says he would be if his mom wasn't missing. Shawn goes over to the piano and Belle shows up to meet Mimi, but she decides to say hi to Shawn while she waits. Shawn tells Belle that he still can't believe his parents are going through with this wedding, and he's agreed to go along with it, but he is more sure than ever that his mom is not his mom. Shawn tells Belle that his mom's new friend Lily is the one planning the wedding. He says that his dad is marrying Princess Gina, and he doesn't even know it. When Shawn says he plans to join the Merchant Marines when he turns 18, Belle tells him not to do that because his family and friends are here. Shawn asks her if he did leave, would she care? Belle says she wouldn't care personally, but she was just trying to help. Shawn notices that Mimi never showed up, and he asks her if she only came here to give him a hard time? Belle becomes angry with Shawn and storms out of the pub.
Later, Grandpa Shawn tells Bo that his son is just like he was at his age. Bo thinks that marrying "Hope" will make things right for Shawn, and Grandpa Shawn and Caroline agree. Roman asks Bo if he is having any doubts about this wedding, but Bo is confident that he is doing the right thing.
Lexie and Celeste go to the DiMera mansion to see Stefano, but the maid tells them that he's not at home. She lets them in because Lexie says she'd like to wait for him to return. In the lab, Rolfe and Bart both wonder where Stefano can be. They watch the monitor and see John show up to see if Stefano is home yet, but he's not. Lexie and Celeste confront John and tell him that they need to talk. Lexie and Celeste tell John that neither of them have heard from Stefano, and they are very worried about him. Celeste tells John that she's been getting very disturbing vibrations, she senses that Stefano is unable to control his destiny. John can't believe Stefano being in a situation where he has no control. Lexie notices John's neck and tells him that it looks like an incision made with a surgical instrument. John says the nurse at the OR said the same thing, and it almost feels like something is in there. We then take a virtual trip inside the cut and see a microchip inside John. Lexie decides to take a closer look at the cut and tells him if it doesn't heal, he should come to the hospital. Rolfe panics and tells Bart that John can not learn about that microchip, or he will remember everything with Gina that happened on the sub.
In Paris, Stefano finds a radio he gave Gina, but he forgot it was permanently set to a 24 hour classical music station. Hope overhears him talking about the radio and thinks it proves that he imprisoned Gina here, and now they are never going to get out. Stefano tells Hope that he'll get them out of here, even if it kills him. Hope starts to throw a temper tantrum, and Stefano yells at her to stop it so he can think. When she stops making a ruckus, Stefano goes to work trying to fix the radio. As Stefano works on the radio, Hope finds a record player and puts on some music. As she listens she remembers moments from her past with Bo, such as Bo kidnapping her to keep her from marrying Larry Welch, and her own wedding to Bo. Stefano grabs Hope's record player and tells her that he needs it. Hope asks him what he is doing, so he tells her that he's trying to get them out of here!
Belle talks with Chloe about Nancy, who Chloe says is a distant relative. Mimi shows up and tells Belle that Phillip is here in the hospital and is in bad shape. Belle goes to visit Phillip, but Victor tells her he is receiving no visitors right now.
In Phillip's room, Phillip is busy flirting with the nurse when Victor comes in to see him. Phillip asks his dad if the police have caught the muggers yet? Victor suggests they leave the police out of this because he knows what really happened. Before Victor can elaborate on what he knows, Kate and the plastic surgeon show up to see Phillip. The doctor tells Phillip that once he heals, the three holes in his forehead will leave no scars. Belle shows up to visit Phillip, but Victor tells her no visitors! As the doctor examines Phillip, Victor talks to his old henchman Nico. Victor tells Nico that he has a problem, and he needs his help. Back in the room, the doctor tells Kate that Phillip is well enough to be released. Phillip is afraid of having the surgery on his head, but Kate tells him that it is minor surgery. Kate says she's going to go sign his release papers, but Victor wheels in and says they have something to talk about first. Kate asks him what? Victor responds "When Phillip first got involved with the mob!" Kate asks Victor what he is talking about? Victor says that Phillip has gotten involved with a mob bookie, and he couldn't pay his losses and that is why he's been after them for money. Kate is shocked and asks Phillip what he's been betting on? The transmission froze up on my at this point, and when it returned Victor was telling his son to grow up and own up to what he's done. Phillip apologizes to his parents, and Kate asks Victor who told him? Victor says he noticed the holes in Phillip's head are the mark of a syndicate to remind him that debts are to be paid on time and in full. Kate tells Victor that he is scaring Phillip. Victor says he should be scared! Victor orders Kate to leave so he and Phillip can have a talk, so she leaves. Phillip apologizes again, but Victor tells him he has to grow up, not apologizes. He says that he is going to have to stop taking the easy way out and work for his earnings. Victor tells Phillip that he's going to see to it that he makes all the right choices. Victor tells Phillip that the first thing he needs to learn is to pay his debts. Phillip says he tried to pay the bookie, but he wouldn't give him more time. Victor tells Phillip not to worry about the bookie, he will take care of the debt, and then Phillip will owe him the 4500 dollars. Phillip asks his dad how he will pay him back? Victor tells him that he's going to be doing some hard work and learn what it takes to be a man.
Belle returns to Chloe and asks her if she is from around here? Chloe says no, she is from New York, and that she's a big star on Broadway there. She tells Belle that she lives in SoHo (sp?) with her parents in a huge loft. Belle asks her what musical she's doing? She tells her that she's doing a revival of Gypsy, and she plays Louise. Belle introduces herself, and Chloe claims she is Susan Songheim, but Belle doesn't buy a word she told her and asks her to try the truth. Belle says that she is in the musical theater as well, her dad subscribes to the New York times and she knows everything that goes on in the theater in New York. Chloe doesn't care if she believes her or not. Belle tells her that she was only trying to be nice to her. Chloe apologizes and tells Belle her real name. As she is questioning Chloe about who she is and where she's from, Kate approaches Belle and asks her what is going on in that school of hers? Belle doesn't understand what she means. Kate asks who is allowing criminals to mingle with kids? Suddenly, Victor interrupts and asks to speak with Kate. He tells Kate that no one is to know what happened to Phillip and orders her not to say a word to anyone about this. Phillip walks out of his room, and Belle asks if she can come visit him? Victor interrupts them and tells her that Phillip is not allowed to have any visitors for the rest of the week. Victor tells Phillip and Kate to wait for him in the car while he makes a phone call. Victor calls an old associate name Dennis tells him that his goons took bets from his underage son and beat him up, he's made a bad mistake. Dennis refuses to believe this, so Victor tells him to check in with his people because someone is going to pay for this!
The Kiriakis family goes home, and Phillip learns that he is now officially Henderson's intern! Henderson gives Phillip his first assignment, polishing all the silver. Kate refuses to let Victor turn their son into a servant, but he tells her that she has nothing to say about it. Later, Victor gets a call from Nico, who Victor tells to do his job. Suddenly, we see a house explode, and Victor's evil face overlays the explosion!
At the Horton House, Alice is working on Bo and Shawn's tuxedo's for the wedding. Shawn is furious to learn that he is part of the wedding party. Shawn tells his dad that he is not going to have anything to do with this wedding! Shawn tells his dad that he can't shake the feeling that the woman pretending to be his mom isn't his mom, and he will not stand at that alter with him and watch him make this mistake. Bo tells him to do whatever the hell he pleases because he gives up! Bo storm out of the house, and Shawn apologizes to ALice. Alice tells him not to be sorry. Shawn asks her if she's on his side? Alice says there are no sides here. Shawn asks Alice if she agrees with him that something is different about his mom. Alice says she hasn't spent much time with her, which Shawn finds odd. Shawn says that his "mom" is trying to hard to pretend to be close with everyone, but he fears that his real mom is dead and is not coming back. Shawn tells Alice a story about how when he was a kid and couldn't sleep he used to close his eyes and he could feel her presence, which would help him fall asleep. He says he still feels that same vibe when he closes his eyes, so Alice tells him to find his mom.
In Salem Place, Marlena talks with her supervisor about "Hope" when Marlena suddenly spots "Hope" at the Java Cafe waving to her. Her supervisor asks Marlena if anything is wrong? Marlena says no, and tells him about her patients decision to stop therapy and marry tomorrow, which she thinks is a mistake at this point in her life. Her supervisor realizes there is a family connection here and asks Marlena why she would have taken this woman on as a patient? Marlena says that she would see no one else. The doctor asks her if her patient has expressed suicidal tendencies or threatened anyone, but she says no. He tells her that she can do nothing other than walk away. Her supervisor is beeped, so he has to return to the hospital. Marlena approaches "Hope," who is with Greta. Marlena asks to talk with "Hope" alone, but "Hope" refuses and tells her to speak in front of her friend. Marlena was hoping she would reconsider therapy, but "Hope" tells Marlena that she doesn't need therapy, she needs her to leave her alone. Marlena is shocked when Greta tells Dr. Evans to back off. Marlena tells Greta that this does not concern her, but Greta says it does. Bo shows up to talk with "Hope," so Greta decides to leave them. Marlena refuses to leave, so "Hope" tells Bo that Marlena is angry that she called off their therapy session. "Hope" tells Bo that marrying him is the only therapy she needs. Marlena tells "Hope" that the best therapy needs is being honest with Bo, and walks off. Bo asks "Hope" what she hasn't been honest about? "Hope" tells Bo that Marlena does not want her to marry him because she can't help but think she is still Princess Gina. Bo tells her that Marlena is wrong and they will get married. "Hope" hugs Bo, who then gives "Hope" a forget-me-not necklace as a pre-wedding gift.
Marlena goes after Greta and asks her what is going on between her and "Hope?" Greta says nothing is going on between them, but Marlena sees how close they are and she is confused by it. She asks Greta why "Hope" would ask her to be her maid of honor? Marlena begs Greta to trust her and tell her what is going on here. Greta eventually blows up and tells Marlena to leave her and "Hope" alone! Greta runs off, and Marlena knows Greta is protecting "Hope," but she doesn't know why.
In Salem, John and Marlena wake up and Marlena tells John that she has a bad feeling about this wedding. Belle walks into her parents room and says she has a bad feeling too. As Marlena and Belle talk, John notices that he is bleeding again. Marlena asks Belle to tell her about this bad feeling? As they talk, John continues to worry about his neck. He decides to give Belle a lift to the hospital when she says she has to go to work. After John gets up to get dressed, Marlena gets a call from Gina.
At the boat, Shawn warns his dad that the woman he's marrying is not his mother, and he's setting himself up for a major fall. Bo tells Shawn that he's right, and he is. Bo tells Shawn that he had a dream last night about marrying his mother, but in the dream, his mother wasn't there. He searched for her and found her crying behind a door at the top of a steeple, but he couldn't open it because it was locked. Bo tells his son that he went outside and climbed to the top of the steeple and saw his mother, who jumped out the window and into his arms. He says they floated down to the ground, happy and safe. Bo thinks that the steeple represented his mother being locked in the prison of Princess Gina, and once he marries her, he'll have her truly back. Shawn says he wishes he could believe it. Bo asks Shawn to come to the wedding and stand up at the alter with him, so he agrees.
Greta shows up at the Salem Inn to see her mother. Greta has been up all night worrying, and she tells her mom that it is only a matter of time before people find out the truth. Greta tells Gina that they should leave the country today! Gina tells her that today is her wedding day, she can't leave the country! Greta tells her that MArlena interrogating her, and she knows that she is not Hope. Greta tells her mother that if she goes through with this, Dr. Evans will expose her, Bo will charge her with fraud, and the ISA will come after her. Gina refuses to leave Salem and give up on her dream. Greta says their deception of the kind people of this town isn't fair and it has to stop. Gina asks her daughter if she would be happy if they left all the people in Salem they cared about? Greta asks if they will be happy here living a lie? She once again tells her mother that Dr. Evans will expose them, but Gina tells Greta that she will take care of Marlena.
Gina calls MArlena and tells her that today is the big day, at the stroke of midnight Bo will become the loving husband of Princess Gina! She says after they marry, she will put Shawn in a boarding school, and then she and Bo will move to Paris! When Gina hears John in the background, she admits that she missed him for awhile, but now she has Bo. Marlena warns Hope that she will break her oath of confidentiality if she doesn't come to see her, so Gina agrees to drop by. Gina drops by Marlena's penthouse, and Marlena tells her that she can't go through with this wedding because she is not well. Marlena feels that "Hope" needs to be hospitalized. An angry Bo shows up and tells Marlena that he wants her to leave "Hope" alone! Marlena says that "Hope" is in trouble, but Bo assures her that "Hope" will be fine once they married. He says if she is still struggling after the wedding, they'l get her some help then, and a different one. Marlena tells him to fine one now and postpone this wedding, but Bo says that won't happen. "Hope" tells Marlena to listen and trust Bo, and she still wants her and John at the wedding. Marlena says they will be there, and "Hope" is pleased that she has gotten passed her issues.
At the Java Cafe, Rolfe tells Bart that they have to get to John and remove the chip before midnight, otherwise they will be forced to take drastic measures.
John and Belle go to the hospital, and as Belle talks about Shawn, John is convinced Belle is in love with him. Belle has to go to work, and John talks with Lexie about Stefano. He tells her that he hasn't found or heard from Stefano yet. He changes the subject and tells Lexie that the cut on his neck is still bleeding. A disguised and spying Rolfe and Bart overhear Lexie tells John that they should x-ray the cut. Suddenly, Lexie is beeped, and Rolfe and Bart follow her. When Lexie goes into the ladies room, Bart locks her in there. John gives up looking for Lexie and decides to go to the cleaners to get his tux, and Bart plans on following him. Later, Marlena shows up at the hospital and she and Belle free Lexie from the bathroom. On the way to the cleaners, John begins to realize he is being tailed by the car behind him, so he decides to shake the car.
Shawn shows up at the hospital to see Belle. Belle asks what he wanted to talk to her about? Shawn tells her that he will see her at the wedding, he's decided to go after all in hopes that his dad might be right about bringing his real mom back through the wedding.
Eric meets Doug and Julie at the Java Cafe. Doug and Julie were doing some last minute shopping, and Eric was picking up some film for the wedding. Eric realizes something is bothering Doug and Julie. They tell him that they think something is wrong with the bride. Later, Eric runs into Greta, who tells Eric that she thinks this wedding will be a complete disaster. He asks her why she thinks that? Greta says she can't help but think what happened to her mother, and she fears the same may happen to "Hope." Eric tells Greta that her mother and "Hope" are two different people, and nothing will happen to Bo and "Hope."
Bo and "Hope" go to the Java Cafe and meet up with Doug and Julie. "Hope" and Julie go to the ladies room, and Doug talks with Bo about the wedding. In the ladies room, Julie overhears "Hope", who is smoking, talking to herself about how to get Doug and Julie to leave! "Hope" sees Julie, and starts joking about not being able to kick the habit of smoking. Julie doesn't care about the cigarette, she cares about what she heard her say. Julie asks her if she wants her and Doug to leave? "Hope" tells her no, she just meant that she doesn't want them to see her like this. "Hope" says she is a wreck and doesn't want to affect her or her dad with it. Julie hugs "Hope," but she doesn't seem to buy the story. Julie and "Hope" return to Doug and Bo, and "Hope" says she's ready to become Mrs. Bo BRady. Suddenly, Bo's special connection to Hope kicks in as she thinks about him in France. Eric's toast to Bo and "Hope" snaps Bo out of his gaze, and "Hope" realizes she has to get to the suite and get ready for the wedding. Bo drifts back into lala land, and "Hope" asks him what he is thinking about? Bo says it is snowing, but "Hope" says there is not a cloud in the sky? In France, Hope looks out the window, and it is indeed snowing.
Gina is getting into her gown as Lily and Greta help her. Gina's gown is white, but looks like a royal snow queens robes and is accompanied by a crown. When Julie and Doug show up they are taken aback, and Julie comments that her gown looks like something Princess Gina would wear. That comment doesn't amuse Gina one bit. As Doug and Julie discus the fact that this is not their "Hope," Gina gets ticked off and tells them both to leave for the church right now, without her! They are shocked, but decide to leave.
Out in the hall, Doug and Julie run into Marlena, who has come to have it out with "Hope" and try and convince her once again not to do this. Marlena goes into see "Hope," and the two get into a huge argument. Shawn shows up, after being convinced by Bo to tell his "mother" that he believes this wedding will be good for her, and hears Gina telling Marlena to stay out of her life. Marlena leaves, and when "Hope" finds Shawn waiting to see her at her door, she tells him not now and slams the door in his face! Shawn tells Doug and Julie that they have to find his dad and stop this wedding.
Doug and Julie run into Bo in Salem Place and ask him not to go through with this wedding, but Bo won't listen to them and insists on marrying "Hope."
Greta returns to see her mother after all her confrontations with various people, and she finds her mother strapping on a gun! She is shocked, but Gina insists it is only in case Stefano shows up and tries to ruin things. Later, Gina looks at herself in the mirror and the evil Gina appears. She tells herself that she will let nobody interfere with this wedding, she has killed before and she will kill again if necessary!
John realizes he is being followed, but he doesn't know it is by Bart and Rolfe. John eventually loses them and returns home, but his cut is still bleeding. Rolfe fears that John's chip could fall out through the incision, so he plans to attend the wedding disguised as an Italian Priest. He tells himself that if the chip does fall out or fails, he will simply have to kill John!
John returns home to the penthouse to get ready for the wedding, but Marlena tells him that they will not be attending the wedding.
In France, Stefano finishes his radio and makes a device which will send an SOS signal to the radio station the radio is tuned to. He tells Hope that all they need is for the disc jockey to pick up the signal. As Stefano radios for help, Hope prays Bo will rescue her.
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