January 2000 Week 2

Monday

January 10
At the hospital, Nancy is still in a lot of pain. Nancy talks with one of the nurses about her child. Craig and Chloe show up at the hospital, because Craig was beeped, and Craig warns Chloe if she hurts his wife again, she'll regret it. Chloe looks in on her mother through the window, and the nurse sees her and tells Nancy that her Chloe is standing outside. Nancy asks the nurse to send her in, so she does. The nurse tells Chloe that Nancy is in a lot of pain, and it is past visiting hours, so she can only stay for a few minutes. Chloe goes in to see her mom and explains to her why she is here. Nancy is in a lot of pain and begins to cry after Chloe tries to raise the bed to help her relax more. Chloe apologizes and she gets the nurse to help Nancy. The nurse tells Nancy that it is her job to raise the bed, not Chloe's. Nancy yells at the nurse, who is new here and doesn't know who she is. The nurse says she doesn't care if she's Mrs. Clinton, her job is to get her well. Chloe feels guilty and thinks Craig is right, she'd be better off without her. Nancy tells Chloe that she promised to stay and she doesn't ever want to lose her again. Nancy tells Chloe that her singing saved her, she gave her back her life. Nancy asks Chloe to sing to her again to ease the pain and help her sleep. Chloe sits down next to Nancy and sings her a lullaby. As she sings, some of the nurses hear her and says that Chloe might be weird, but she sings like an angel. Chloe's singing puts Nancy to sleep, so Chloe gives her a little kiss and decides to leave.

At the Penthouse Grill, John and Roman decide to save Shawn. John climbs over the ledge, and Roman lowers him down to Shawn as Belle watches. John gets down to Shawn and keeps him from falling off. John tells Roman and Belle that Shawn is breathing, but he's freezing and is all banged up. Shawn asks John where his dad is? The paramedics show up and send down a stretcher for Shawn. John and Shawn make it back up to the terrace, and Shawn is examined by the paramedics before being taken to the hospital. Grandpa Shawn, John, and Belle all decide to go to the hospital with Shawn, and Roman and Abe stay behind to investigate. Roman tells Abe everything he knows, and how Bo blames himself. Abe says this is Stefano's fault, and when he finds him, he's going to make sure he is locked away for life!

Inside, everyone is in shock over what has happened. Marlena is blaming herself for this, but Eric tells her that it is not her fault. "Hope" has flatlined and Lexie is working with the paddles to bring her back. Bo asks God not to let her die on him. "Hope" manages to survive, and Alice thinks that God is listening to their prayers. Lexie takes "Hope" out to the ambulance, and Bo decides to go with her. Grandpa Shawn tells Bo not to worry because they will find Shawn for him. Greta begins to cry, and Eric comforts her. He is shocked when she says that she can't lose her mother! Eric tells Greta that "Hope" was shot, not her mother. Marlena watches them suspiciously. Eric tells Greta that they should go to the hospital and he wants Marlena to go too, but Marlena wants to wait to find out what happened to Shawn. Suddenly, Belle runs in and tells everyone that John rescued Shawn and he's being taken to the hospital. Marlena agrees to go to the hospital to be checked out, so Eric goes to get the car. Marlena then confronts Greta and says "You knew about this all along didn't you?" Greta tells Marlena that they are wasting their time and should be at the hospital with "Hope."

"Hope" is taken to the hospital and Lexie and Craig take care of her. Bo, Doug, and Julie all wait in the waiting room for news on her condition. Doug asks Bo how this happened? Bo says he doesn't understand himself, he didn't realize she was so far gone. Craig comes out and tells the family that "Hope" is worse than they thought and she is being prepped for surgery. Eric, Greta, and Marlena show up and learn "Hope" has been taken to surgery. John, Belle, and Shawn also show up. Eric asks if anyone has seen Bo? Alice says that Bo has gone off to be alone, but Marlena and Eric think Bo should know about Shawn. Grandpa Shawn refuses to allow anyone else to add to Bo's pain until they know more about Shawn's condition. Lily shows up to comfort Greta, which causes Marlena to become even more suspicious of Greta. Marlena talks with Eric, and Eric asks Marlena if Greta said anything to explain why she is acting like this? Marlena tells him that she didn't. Marlena then hears Doug wondering how this happened to Shawn. Marlena wonders how she can tell them what "Hope" did. ALice tells Doug that they will get answers soon, and she suggests they all pray.

Belle sneaks into the OR to be with Shawn. She overhears Shawn mumble that he can't feel his legs, he can't move his legs. One of the doctors orders an MRI for Shawn. Belle thinks about her dance with Shawn and asks God to help him.

Bo goes off to be by himself, and he thinks about marrying the real Hope the first time. He also remembers other various moments, such as their balloon flight. Back in the OR, the doctors work on "Hope" and one nurse comments that she's a dead woman. Lexie is furious with her for saying such a thing, but the nurse says it is the truth. Suddenly, the monitors beep and a nurse shouts that they are losing her.

In France, Stefano is working on repairing his radio and tells Hope that she must be very proud of herself for ruining their only chance of getting out of here. Hope apologizes to him, but Stefano tells her to just stay out of his way from now on so he can try to fix this. Hope tells Stefano to hurry up because they have to get out of here. Stefano reminds her that she broke their only means to communicate with the outside world! Stefano tells Hope that he isn't blessed with her telepathic powers, so he would like her to shut up so he can continue to work. Stefano thinks he has fixed the radio, so Hope tells him to send the signal. Suddenly, Hope hears something from behind the secret passage. She looks into the wall and shouts "You!" It is Kurt. He gives them some more food through the hole Hope dug, which he then covered with a metal plate. Hope asks for some oil of some sorts for her skin because it is very dry. Kurt closes the escape hatch and decides to go back to the kitchen. On his way down the steps, Kurt calls the princess' phone, but gets an out of access message. Kurt brings Hope her olive oil, and when he puts his hand through the hole to give it to Hope, Stefano grabs his arms and warns him to give him the keys or he'll rip his arm out of his socket!

Tuesday

January 11
At the hospital, Belle continues to worry about Shawn, who said he couldn't feel his legs. Chloe watches Belle and sees she is upset because she spills her drink. Chloe asks Belle if she wants to talk? Belle says not right now, so Chloe grabs a magazine and sits down. Belle approaches Chloe and asks her how Nancy is? Chloe says she is okay now and she's sleeping. Chloe tells Belle that she can see she's pretty upset, and if she wants to talk she is a good listener. Belle tells Chloe about her friend in the ER, and she was with him until she heard him say he couldn't move his legs. She fears he might be paralyzed. Belle tells Chloe that this isn't something you expect to happen to your friends, or even yourself. Chloe tells Belle that she knew a blind kid in one of her foster homes, and all his other senses were heightened to make up for his loss of sight. Belle thanks her for the talk and decides to go back and see Shawn.

Lily comforts Greta, who is worrying about her mother. Greta tells Lily that they shouldn't have let this happen. Lily tells Greta that there was nothing they could do about it. Eric tells Greta that they should go to the chapel and say a prayer, so they leave. Eric and Greta go to the chapel, and Greta tells Eric that she shouldn't have let her go through with it, she should have been stronger, she could have stopped her. Eric asks Greta what is going on? Greta tells him that he wouldn't understand, but Eric asks her to try him. Great tells Eric that that woman upstairs is not Hope, that woman is her mother, Princess Gina. Greta explains what she knows to Eric, that Hope is dead and her mother took her place. Eric doesn't believe her and says she is just emotional and upset. Eric says that Hope would never kill herself, but Greta says Hope wasn't Hope, she hasn't been Hope for over a year. Eric tells Greta once again that the woman upstairs is Hope, she has just lost her mind. Eric tells Greta that her mother could never have fooled them into believing she was Hope, but Greta says she can prove it to him. Greta shows Eric the rose her mother gave her, and he explains its history to him. Still, Eric says that Hope could have easily found the flower in the Paris House. He tells her that if this was her mother, would she had really given up on John? Greta says that her mother forgot about John and fell in love with Bo, but Eric says only Hope loved Bo, and that love was the last bit of Hope left in her.

Marlena and John talk to Doug and Julie about Shawn. Doug says that Grandpa Shawn went to look for Bo, but he still feels that he shouldn't be told about Shawn until they know more about his condition. Grandpa Shawn finds Bo sitting in the hallway. He tells Bo that Hope is still in the operating room. Bo realizes Shawn doesn't know what has happened. Grandpa Shawn tells him that SHawn is here. Bo says he has to find him and talk to him, but G-Shawn tells him to wait for a second. Bo ignores his dad and runs off to find Shawn. Bo shows up and finds Doug and Julie with Marlena and John. Marlena decides to ignore Grandpa Shawn's advice and insists they tell Bo about Shawn. Grandpa Shawn tells Bo that Shawn bad fall. Before they can tell him what happened, a doctor shows up and tells Bo that they have been able to determine the extent of Shawn's injury. The doctor says Shawn will recover, he is just experiencing numbness in his legs due to swelling of the spine. Bo wants to see his son, so the doctor takes him to him. Bo sits next to Shawn's bed and thanks God that he's going to be okay. Shawn comes to and asks his dad why he's so upset? Bo tells Shawn that he's in the hospital, but he will be fine. Bo asks Shawn how he fell? Shawn just says that he keeps falling asleep and waking up, and that everything is hazy. A nurse tells Bo that he has to go and let Shawn get some rest, so Bo leaves. Later, Belle shows up to see Shawn. The nurse tells Belle that it is okay if she sits with him for awhile, so she does. Belle tells Shawn that everyone is here for him, and everything will be okay. The nurse tells Belle that Shawn is lucky to have her for a girlfriend. Belle says that he's not her boyfriend. Shawn wakes up and asks the nurse to itch his foot for him. Belle realizes that Shawn isn't paralyzed, and the nurse tells her that Shawn just has some swelling in his spine.

Belle runs into Chloe later and thanks her for their talk. Chloe tells her that she's welcome, and then asks Belle to keep the stuff she told her about the foster home to herself. Belle agrees, and the two of them decide to go get something to eat. Back in SHawn's room, the nurse tells him that he had a visitor, a pretty little blond girl.

Back out in the waiting room, Doug thinks Lily might have the answers to why "Hope" has been behaving like Princess Gina. Julie tells Lily that she seemed to encourage "Hope" to pretend to be Princess Gina. Lily says she had no idea she was so unbalanced and that she believed her past would disappear if she married Bo. Lily cries that she only wanted "Hope" to have the happiness that had eluded her for so long. Marlena butts in and says that "Hope" did a good job of fooling almost everyone. Lily says she is sorry, but Grandpa Shawn says it is a little late for that. Lily decides to leave, but asks someone to call her if there is any change. John whispers to Marlena that he knows she knew the truth as well, but couldn't say anything. Bo comes back out and tells them that Shawn is fine. He also apologizes to his family, especially Doug and Julie, for what happened. Doug tells Bo that he understands what happened with the gun, but he doesn't understand why she would want to kill Marlena. Bo thinks he knows why. Bo says the person responsible for making "Hope" go crazy is Marlena! Bo tells Marlena that she knew what was going on inside "Hope's" head and that she was more Gina than herself, but she continued to push her to remember her life as Gina. Bo asks Marlena why didn't she tell him how nuts "Hope" was, if she had then none of this would have happened! John tells Bo to calm down, but Bo says that he just put a bullet in his wife and it could have been prevented if Marlena had told him the truth. Marlena says she tried talking to "Hope," and she couldn't break the rules. Bo tells her to screw the rules, she should have helped her friend. MArlena says she did what she could, but Bo says it wasn't enough. Bo says Shawn also knew the truth and tried to warn him, but she knew more and did nothing! Grandpa Shawn tells Bo to stop this, but he continues to attack Marlena. Marlena and John decide to go to Marlena's office, and G-Shawn tells Bo that this isn't Marlena's fault. Bo says it is, and he will never forgive Marlena if "Hope" dies.

In France, Kurt passes Hope's oil to her through the passage, and when he does, Stefano grabs his arm and threatens to break his arm out of his socket if he doesn't give them the keys. Kurt eventually agrees to pass them through, but stabs Stefano with the key and manages to get his arm free from him. Kurt yells at them to make the most of what he gave them because it will be a cold day in hell before they get anything else from him! Stefano finds a scarf to bandage his hand with, and Hope helps him. Stefano thanks her for helping him. In the secret passage, Kurt tells himself, and Stefano and Hope, that they can rot in that turret forever! Stefano returns to working on his radio, but one of the wires are too frayed to make contact. Hope offers Stefano her bracelet because she broke it, so she should contribute to getting it working again. Stefano thanks her and says once they are out of here she can return to hating him to her heart's content. Hope believes that the bracelet, which is a symbol of her and Bo's love, will help set her free.

Wednesday

January 12
At the hospital, Shawn D is up and eating apple muffins that Alice sent over. The nurse asks Shawn if he wants anything else? Shawn asks for his dad, so the nurse says she'll try and get him. Belle, who is at school, calls Shawn to check up on him. Shawn tells Belle that he really doesn't remember what happened, and hoped she could tell him. Belle tells him that she's not exactly sure what happened, all she knows is their moms got into a huge argument. The bell rings, so Belle has to go to class. After the call, Shawn remembers "Hope" ordering him onto the ledge at gunpoint and shooting at him.

Out on the terrace, Doug and Julie try to talk some sense into Bo. They tell him that Marlena tried to help him and "Hope," and she even tried to get them to postpone their wedding. Bo still won't listen to reason and says that MArlena cared more about her doctor- patient confidentiality than she did about "Hope." Suddenly, Grandpa Shawn comes out and tells them that Craig and LExie need to talk to them. They go inside and Bo asks them to tell him how "Hope" is. Craig says that "Hope" survived, but her condition is grave. Lexie tells him that the bullet caused a lot of damage, and Craig says it would take a miracle for "Hope" to survive. Doug asks to see his daughter, but Craig says "Hope" has been asking to see Bo. Bo decides to go see her, so Doug decides to go tell Shawn the news. He also tells Bo not to give up on "Hope."

In her room, "Hope" is alive, but thinks Shawn is dead. A nurse tells her that Shawn is in the hospital and will make a full recovery. She remembers shooting Marlena, and wonders what she's done. Bo comes to see "Hope," and he sits by her bed. "Hope" asks about Shawn, but Bo says he hasn't talked to him yet. Bo tells her that Shawn will probably run down here to see him. "Hope" asks about Marlena, and Bo tells her that MArlena is fine, the bullet just grazed her forehead. Bo tells her that Doug and Julie are here waiting to see her, and they are all here to help her get well. "Hope" looks at Bo and tells him that she's dying. "Hope" tells Bo that she has something to tell him. She says that she knows how much he wanted his Fancyface back, and she tried to be everything he wanted. She goes on to say that taking her to the high school dance made her feel fifteen again, and he looked at her with such love in his eyes. She also says that by making love to her he gave her the most extraordinary gift that she will always remember. Bo tells her that they will have a long and happy life together full of memories. "Hope" then turns to Bo and says that he still has Hope. Bo says he married Hope Williams Brady, and she is a strong woman. "Hope" tells Bo that he doesn't understand. Suddenly, Gina starts going into shock.

Doug and Julie go to visit Shawn, as does Grandpa Shawn. When they mention his mother, Shawn tells them that woman is not his mother, she tried to kill him! Julie and Doug ask him what he means? Shawn explains to them what he remembers, how he investigated his "mother," the horrible things she said about him to Lily, and how she made him fall off the balcony at the Penthouse Grill by shooting at his feet. Doug breaks down, and Shawn gets out of bed to comfort his grandpa. Julie tells Shawn that he has to remember that "Hope" was not well, and Grandpa Shawn says God will see them through these terrible times. Shawn tells them that they are talking like she is dead. Doug tells Shawn that his mother is in the ICU. Shawn asks what happened to her?

Chloe goes to visit Nancy, who is still sleeping. Chloe can't wake her mom up, and she thinks something is wrong so she gets a nurse. Later she goes to see Craig, who tells Chloe that she was sedated. Craig once again blames her for all of this. Chloe tells him that she thought running away would make their lives easier, and it was sure what he wanted that day! Craig apologizes and suggests they go see Nancy. Chloe says no thank you, so he tells her to suit herself, but she's going to miss out on his surprise. Craig goes to see Nancy and gives her her surprise. He gives her a little silver box, which she knows is the earring she wanted for Christmas. Craig says the earrings could be at home, but this is much better than those silly earrings. Nancy opens her gift, which is a set of keys. Nancy thanks him for the key ring, but he says the key is the gift. Craig says it is the key to their new house. Nancy begins to cry and gives Craig a kiss. He also brings in some wallpaper samples for her to look at. Nancy thanks Craig and kisses him once again. Nancy asks Craig to go get Chloe so they can share the news with her. Craig finds Chloe talking with some nurses about Billie Holiday, and tells her that Nancy wants to see her. Then, he says, they have to get her registered for school! Chloe says she can't wait because all the kids in Salem are so warm and friendly. Chloe goes to see Nancy, and they look at the plans for their enormous house. Chloe says the house is beautiful, but what makes her really happy is that she is feeling better. Nancy tells Chloe that this will work out, and she asks Chloe for a hug. Nancy says that the last time she held her in her arms was in a hospital, and she is so grateful for this second chance.

At the high school, Belle talks with Mimi about Shawn. Phillip shows up and starts questioning Belle about Shawn. Phillip jokes around and asks if someone partied too hard, referring to Shawn falling off the terrace. Belle says that Shawn almost died, and so did her mom! Phillip apologizes and says he didn't know what happened. Mimi feels bad for Belle, being at the hospital all by herself, but Belle says that she talked with Chloe. Phillip laughs and says they met Chloe last night at Dot.Com and gave her the regular Salem High Welcome. Belle asks them what they did to her? Mimi says that she suggested she get a make-over, which angers Belle. Belle says that Chloe is a nice person and she should have talked to her. Mimi says that unlike her, people don't talk to her, so until she knows what it is like to be her, than she should stop telling her how to live her life! Belle tells Mimi that she just feels like she doesn't know her when it comes to this Chloe thing, and that freaks her out. The final bell rings, so the kids head off to class. The kids get a pop quiz on chapter 14, which they were supposed to read last night. Some kids get Mimi in trouble by making a noise, but Mimi says it wasn't her. The teacher says if she hears that noise again, everyone gets an automatic F.

Thursday

January 13
At the guest house where Sami and Austin are staying, Sami is getting herself all purdied up for Austin. Austin comes in with groceries, but doesn't notice how Sami has dolled herself up for him. Austin decides to head to the gym to get back into shape, but he promises Sami that he'll be back before Will gets home from school. Sami asks Austin if he likes her new clothes? He tells her that she looks great, gives her a kick on the cheek, and runs.

At Titan, Nicole is in her office waiting for Eric to come see her. When she hears him in the hall, she puts drops in her eyes and pretends to be crying when he comes in. Eric asks her what is wrong? Nicole says it is nothing, and Eric says he should have known better than to expect the truth from her. She then tells Eric that she needs his help picking a model out for her project, so he agrees to help her. Nicole sees Eric has dropped a paper with some apartment ads circled, and she says she didn't know he was looking for a new apartment. Eric says he's not, he's helping Greta look for a place to live. Eric picks out a model for her, and before leaving, he asks if she's sure she doesn't want to talk. Nicole says she is fine and tells him to go apartment hunting with Greta.

Brandon meets with his hacker friend at the Java Cafe. Brandon promises him that he will get his money when he finds something useful, but the hacker says that is not the way he works. Brandon then pays the hacker up front for trying to get Abe's file.

Nicole goes home to the mansion and starts making fun of Eric and Greta. She also pours herself some drinks. Austin comes home from the gym and tells her that it is a little early to be drinking. Nicole tells him to mind his own business. Austin says Will's father is a drunk, he doesn't need a step-mother who is one too. Austin tries to help Nicole see that alcohol won't solve her problems. Nicole accuses Austin of trying to help her so he can get her into bed. Austin is shocked, but Nicole says that he wants the same thing all men want. Austin reminds her that she's married. Nicole says that a marriage license didn't stop his wife from cheating on him. She starts caressing his cheek and asks him if he's not getting enough in the guest house? Austin tells Nicole that she obviously doesn't think highly of herself. Nicole says that men use her, and she uses men, that's how she got everything she has. Austin tells her that if she was honest with herself she'd realize that she is miserable.

Brandon brings Sami some mail that came to the main house instead of here. Brandon notices her clothes and tells her that she looks great. Sami is glad that someone noticed. Sami asks Brandon why he's not working? BRandon says he has the day off, and he grabs Sami's jacket and tells her that they are going to go have some fun. Brandon and Sami go to the Java Cafe for some food, and the waitress tells Sami that she loves her outfit. Brandon realizes that Sami is busy thinking about Austin, and they start talking about Sami's feelings for him. Brandon tells Sami that he thinks she doesn't know herself very well, and she knows even less about Austin. Sami says the only person she doesn't know is him. Brandon then changes the subject by engaging in a tickle fight with Sami in the middle of Salem Place, and the two come very close to kissing.

At the hospital in Shawn's room, Doug, Julie, and Grandpa Shawn explain to Shawn that his "mom" has been hurt very badly. Julie tells him that "Hope" is in critical condition, but Grandpa Shawn says she is a fighter. Doug and Grandpa Shawn leave to check on her, and Julie explains what she knows to Shawn, but she doesn't tell him that Bo shot his mom. Later, Julie returns to find Shawn getting dressed. He tells Julie that he needs to go be with his dad, but Julie thinks he should be in bed. Shawn tells Julie that he has to be there with his dad right now.

"Hope" has problems breathing and the nurses and doctors work on her. Roman stays with Bo, who fears "Hope" is going to die. The doctors stabilize "Hope," but tell Bo that her condition hasn't changed and they almost lost her. Grandpa Shawn and Doug show up to see Bo and tell him the truth about Shawn's injuries, and how "Hope" tried to kill him. Bo looks in on "Hope" and remembers Shawn's birth. He also remembers when they brought him home to the loft. Bo asks Roman how he and "Hope" ended up here? Roman tells Bo not to do this to himself right now, he will understand what has happened in time. Roman advises Bo to just stay as strong as he can. Bo wonders what kind of mental illness would drive "Hope" to kill her own child. Doug asks Bo if he would mind if he went in and sat with his daughter for awhile? Bo tells him it is okay because he's going to go check on Shawn.

Doug goes in to see "Hope" and sits with her. He remembers the day that he and her mother gave her the name Hope, and we see a flashback to when Addie was in the hospital after giving birth to Hope. Doug tells "Hope" that he doesn't know how she lost her way, but the people who love her will never give up on her. "Hope" wakes up and sees Doug is sitting by her side. She tells him that she needs to ask a favor of him, she needs to see someone before it is too late.

Back in Shawn Douglas' room, Bo shows up to be with his son, who is still arguing with Julie about leaving to see his dad. Bo apologizes to Shawn and hugs him. He tells Shawn that he was right about his mom, and he didn't listen to him. Shawn says he's the one who is sorry, but Bo tells him not to be sorry, just be okay. Shawn then asks why someone shot his mom? Bo tells Shawn the truth, he shot his mom. Bo explains what happened and says that it was an accident. Bo says he really screwed up last night. Shawn says that the important thing is mom, they have to make her get well. Bo's face turns grim, and he tells Shawn that his mom isn't going to get well. Bo tells Shawn to go see his mom and say goodbye to her.

Lily and Greta are walking in Salem Place and talking about "Hope." Greta thinks that it is really Hope lying in that bed, but Lily isn't convinced. Lily doesn't think Hope could have known what was in Gina's heart because it isn't something she could have gotten from Stefano. Greta asks what about the body in the grave in France? Lily says it's still possible . . . but Greta says it isn't. Greta says that woman in the hospital is Hope, and the real Gina is dead. Greta tells Lily that they must go on with their lives without her. Lily suggests they both go home to Europe, but Greta says Europe isn't her home. Lily tells her it is and it is where she belongs. Eric shows up and Lily leaves Greta to talk with Eric. Lily says she'll go back to the Inn and start making the arrangements. Eric asks Greta what the arrangements are for? Greta says she'll get to that. First, Greta thanks Eric for making her realize that the woman at the hospital isn't her mother. Greta then tells Eric how she feels so guilty about what happened, and she needs to take responsibility for her part in this, and that is why she has decided to leave town. Eric is shocked to learn that Greta is leaving Salem with Lily. Eric ask her why? Greta says that there is nothing keeping her here. Eric looks at her and asks "nothing?" He asks her if there isn't one reason she'd want to stay? Greta tells him that her reasons for going outweigh her reasons for staying. Eric is hurt, and she apologizes to him. Suddenly, Greta gets a call from Doug, who says that "Hope" wants to see her.

In France, Hope and Stefano are arguing about their failed escape attempt and alienated Kurt. Hope eventually tells Stefano to just start using his radio to signal for help. Hope looks through their food supply and finds that they have enough for at least two weeks, including some chocolate and caviar. Hope breaks open the chocolate bar and suggests they eat, but Stefano tells her to go ahead and eat, he doesn't want any. Hope puts the chocolate aside and says she's not very hungry either. Stefano continues to send his signal, but nobody is responding. Suddenly, the radio disk jockey says that he has received their signal and wants them to reply if they are really in need of help.

Friday

January 14
At the Kiriakis mansion, Nicole continues to down drinks as Austin continues to play councilor with her. Nicole assures Austin that she is very happy because she's so rich. Austin tells her that is a crock, but Nicole thinks he's just jealous because he has nothing in his life but a punching bag. Austin tells Nicole that he has something in his life that he will never loose. Nicole says that it must be his jump rope, no his boxing gloves, no it is desperate Sami hanging all over him! Austin asks her if she likes bashing people? Nicole doesn't care about other people because she has everything every woman could need. Austin tells her that she's not even close. Nicole says she knows what he's going to say, she needs love and he's the man to give it to her. Austin tells her that he's not the one to give it to her, and she also needs hope. Nicole says she does not need hope, and love is a big lie. Nicole says that everyone who has told her that they loved her only hurt her. Austin tells her that there are different types of love, like the love of a parent for a child. Nicole says that her mom used to say the same thing, and she no longer believes in love. She says that alcohol is the only thing she can count on. She tells preacher boy to go away and leave her the hell alone. Austin realizes that Nicole's mom is the one who hurt her. Nicole says that her mom was so sweet and loved her kids to death. Nicole says her mother sacrificed until it hurt, she sacrificed them! Nicole tells Austin that she hates that bitch and hopes she rots in hell! She then throws a tantrum, breaking glasses, and finally breaks into tears.

At Salem Place, Eric can't believe Doug called Greta and told her that "Hope" wanted to see her. Eric asks her if she's really going to go? Greta says she is dying, how can she not go? Eric tells her that she has to look out for herself, she doesn't deserve anymore suffering. Greta says she will be okay because she knows the truth, she knows she's not her mother.

Elsewhere in Salem Place, Brandon and Sami are clowning around, and come close to kissing. Sami asks Brandon why he is looking at her the way he is? Brandon says he's looking in her eyes because she has a lot going on inside, she's not just another gorgeous blond. Sami and Brandon sit down, and Brandon suggests they have some good clean fun instead of sitting around here. Sami says they could go ice skating, but Brandon has never been skating before. However, he agrees to give it a try. The two of them head off to the pond, and Sami gives him some lessons while singing the rocky theme. Brandon ends up falling on his butt, and when Sami tries to help him up, she falls down with him. Brandon carries Sami over to the bench. She hurt the knee she hurt in the helicopter crash, but she refuses to go to the hospital. Brandon looks at her knee, but she insists it doesn't hurt. Sami thanks him for being so sweet and says that his parents must be proud of him. Brandon says his mom is, and eventually tells Sami to stop invading his privacy. Sami gets ticked off at him and tells him that she's had enough of his friendship, he gives nothing. Brandon asks her to wait and says they should find a middle ground. Brandon says he just doesn't like sharing, he never has. Brandon says that sharing is a girl thing, but Sami says that is a crock because Austin shares with her all the time. Sami tells Brandon that if he would just open up to her, maybe she could help him. Brandon agrees to talk with her.

At the hospital, Shawn refuses to believe that his mom is going to die. Bo tells Shawn that it would take a miracle for his mom to survive. Shawn says he wants to see her, he wants him to take him to his mom.

In "Hope's" room, Alice, Doug, and Julie are with "Hope." Alice goes to see "Hope," who asks for Greta. Alice tells her it is Gran. "Hope" tells her that she's just in time, she's leaving soon. "Hope" tells Alice that once she's gone, her family can finally find peace. Alice tells "Hope" that she loves her. "Hope" tells Alice how sweet she is, and she apologizes to her. "Hope" tells Alice that she is dying, but ALice tells her that she is alive right now and in love. "Hope" says that is all she has ever wanted, but her love is always taken away. Bo and Shawn show up to see "Hope," and they hear Alice telling "Hope" that she will always be her granddaughter. Alice leaves, and Bo walks her out so Shawn can spend some time with his "mom." "Hope" is glad that he is not dead, and she apologizes to him for what she did. "Hope" tells Shawn that he knows she wasn't his mom, he knew it all along. Shawn tells her that he just wants things to be like they were. "Hope" tells him that it will happen, he can get his mother back. Shawn asks him what she means, he knows she is dying. "Hope" says yes, but her mother . . . . Suddenly, Greta and Eric show up, and Greta apologizes for interrupting. "Hope" asks Shawn to please give her a minute alone with Greta. Eric and Shawn leave Greta to talk with "Hope." "Hope" asks "Mon petite choux" to come closer, but Greta tells her that she knows she is "Hope" and that her mother is dead. Gina tells Greta that she must believe her, but Greta says believing in her is what got her messed up in the first place. Greta sits by "Hope," and Gina continues to insists that she is her mother. Greta tells her that she is and always has been Hope. Gina tells Greta that she does not have much time left, and she tells Greta that she is her mother and she loves her. Greta says she has no one else, but Gina says she still has her father. Gina tells Greta that he is all she has left to give her, so she will tell her who her father is. Greta doesn't believe "Hope" could know who her father is. Gina tells her that her father is alive, and she asks her to come close. Greta leans in, and Gina whispers it into her ear. Greta says that it can't be true! Gina tells her that a test can be done if she doesn't believe her. Greta asks if he knows? Gina says she never told anyone, and what she does with the information is up to her. Greta wishes that she could believe her, and she could be here for her family. Greta keeps calling her "Hope." Gina says they deserve to know the truth, and she will tell them.

Belle comes to the hospital after school and Roman tells her how bad off "Hope" is. Belle didn't know and feels bad for Shawn. Belle tells Roman that there are times when she thinks she and Shawn are getting closer, but then he turns around and acts like a jerk. ROman tells Belle that Shawn is a great kid, he's just trying to make some sense out of his life. Belle wishes that there was something she could do for him. Roman hugs her and tells her that he knows she'll come up with something. Belle finds Shawn out in the hall later and tells him how brave he is, and how glad she is that he is walking. She also tells him that she's sorry about his mom. Belle also says she got him something from the gift shop, an action figure she calls "Tough Boy" to keep him strong. It's actually Captain America. Shawn tells Belle that his mom is dying, but he doesn't feel the way he should about her, which he guesses is because of what she tried to do to him. Belle asks him what he's talking about? She is shocked when Shawn gives her all the details as to what his mom did to him. Belle tries to comfort Shawn and tells him that this isn't his fault, he didn't make her lose her mind. Shawn tells Belle that he had his mom back and he wasted it, and now it is too late.

Bo and Alice go to the hospital chapel to pray for Hope. Bo asks God to help him save Hope, becuase he feels that she needs him. Bo enters a dream state in which he sees the real Hope. Hope asks him to save her, he is the only one who can bring her back. Hope vanishes before Bo's eyes, and Bo comes to shouting Hope's name. Alice asks Bo what is wrong? Bo tells Alice that Hope needs him, he just saw her and she told him that he could save her. Bo asks Alice to pray that he's not too late, and he rushes out of the chapel. Bo returns to Hope's room, and runs into Shawn outside. Bo tells Shawn that everything will be okay, his mom won't die. Shawn asks his dad what he's saying? Shawn says that he just saw his mom, and she looks really bad.

Dog and Julie go to the hospital chapel to pray for Hope. Julie prays, but Doug is too devastated to pray. Instead, Doug sings for his little girl. He sings "Going home."

Bo goes in to see his wife, so Greta leaves them. Bo tells "Hope" that he's got her. Gina tries to tell him the truth, but he won't listen to her and says he knows he can save her. Suddenly, "Hope" flat lines. The doctors rush in to help her, but as she fades away, we hear Doug singing in the background.

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