July 97 Week 4

Monday

July 21
Outside the church Mike puts Carrie's necklace with the engagement ring back on her, and Mike sees this, but it doesn't look like they are just friends. Austin approaches Carrie to talk to her, and Mike leaves them to talk. Inside the church Lucas tells Sami that somehow Mickey's found a way to annul the marriage. They rush out to the garden and see Austin with Carrie, and Sami thinks it's too late. Sami rushes out and tells them that the wedding is going to start, so they have to go in, and they leave. Lucas tells Sami once the wedding is over Austin will tell Carrie. Inside Sami continues to rub her marriage and happiness with Austin in Carrie's face. Sami says she just wishes her dad could be here, but he would be proud of Carrie for standing by Sami, we then see a fake flashback of Roman asking Carrie to watch over Sami.

Franco continues to pressure Hope to move on without Bo. Hope then begins to daydream about marrying Bo again, and this time they says it's forever. Hope thinks there has been a terrible misunderstanding, but Franco says Hope wants to go talk to Bo and hopes she and Bo could work things out, but Franco tells her she's deluding herself. Still, Hope says if he and Billie were together she doesn't understand why Billie didn't come back to Salem. Hope decides to go to see Bo, and Franco follows her.

Kate is worried that Billie hasn't been seen in days, but Bo assures Kate she is fine. To make Kate feel better he calls the police in Rome and have them track her down. Kate says she knows Billie is upset about losing him again, but Bo is sure Billie is fine and she knew how he felt from the beginning. Bo says he wishes he knew what to do about Hope, and Kate tells him to go back to the woman who really loves him, Billie. Bo says he loves Hope but he just hurt her. Kate says he hurt Billie to, but she still wants him back. Bo tells her he loved Billie very much once but his future is with Hope, and he assures Kate he and Hope will be back together.

Back in the church Lucas notices how Will looks more like Kate than he looks like him. Austin says he's going to take Will out for a walk. Meanwhile Sami goes to see Kate about Austin's good news. Sami warns Kate that if Austin gets the annulment she will blab her secrets to all the papers. Kate says she can't stop him, and Sami says that she (Kate) is going to talk him out of doing it. Suddenly Austin shows up and asks "Talk me out of doing what?" Sami says she was just hoping Kate out of talking them from leaving, but Austin says he has no plan to leave. Austin gives Will to Sami, who takes him down to the daycare center with all the other kids. Austin then tells Kate that he may be able to get the annulment, but he's afraid to tell Carrie because he thinks he may not be the right man for her. Kate tells Austin that he is the man for Carrie and she'll make sure they are together, no matter what she has to sacrifice. Suddenly Kate gets a call from the Rome police about Billie.

Hope approaches Bo, but Kate gets to him first about a call from Rome. Franco tells Hope that Billie comes first, and Hope says he's right. Kate tells Bo that the police says Billie hasn't been seen for days or she hasn't left Italy. Kate yells to Bo that he should never left her in Rome alone!

John is standing at the alter and is getting anxious because Marlena hasn't shown up yet. Laura tells John she'll go check on Marlena to see what's up, and that makes him feel a better.

In the bridal room Kristen wheels Roman into the room, but Marlena says that is not Roman! Marlena refuses to believe it's Roman, and Kristen says she's shocked she doesn't recognize her ex-husband. Marlena tells her this is just a sick trick, but then Roman wakes up. Roman asks if they are in Salem, and Kristen tells him yes, but Marlena still doesn't believe he's Roman. Roman then calls out "Doc, it's me, Roman." Kristen tells Marlena to look at him and that she knows in her heart it's Roman. Laura walks in and sees Kristen, who says she's brought a wedding gift for Marlena, Roman. Laura tells Marlena that Roman is dead, and she orders Kristen to get out and take this person with her. Marlena wonders if it is Roman, but Laura tells her it isn't and she must not underestimate Stefano's power. Laura says this man is a fake, and she says John will know the truth, and leaves to get him.

Laura goes to get John and tells everyone that Kristen has shown up. The wedding is delayed. Susan says she hopes John deals with Kristen cause she is mean mean mean, and says she's just like all the other DiMera's (Hmmm, a clue perhaps?).

John comes into the room and tells Kristen that Roman is dead. Kristen says she found him in a Caribbean hospital, and she can prove it's Roman. Roman wakes up and calls to Marlena. John asks him who he is, and Roman says he's Roman, and he's come back to Marlena. Marlena says oh my god, I know that voice, it's Roman's voice. Marlena asks Roman if it's him, and he says yes. Marlena asks Kristen what is wrong with him, and she says he's been sick. John asks Laura to get Bo, Abe, and Mike. John is sure this is just a man who Stefano brainwashed into think he's Roman, but Kristen says if Marlena looks into his eye's when he wakes up and she'll know the truth. Kristen says she's going to go tell everyone the good news, but he stops her. Mike comes in with his medical bag to check the man out and John assures Marlena it's a trick. Laura finds Abe and tells him to go to the room, and Laura will look for Bo. Abe says he better tell the Brady's, just in case. Laura then finds Bo outside with Kate, and she takes him to the bride's' room.

Abe, Carrie, Shawn, and Caroline come into the room and are shocked. Shawn asks what's wrong, and Kristen says she has the name of the hospital and the doctor who cared for him. Bo shows up, and John is sure that Roman is dead and if they believe otherwise they're setting themselves up for a fall. Kristen then suggests John only wants to believe he's dead so he doesn't lose Marlena. Suddenly Sami comes into the room and starts crying and groveling that it is her daddy. Bo tells Abe he can't tell if it is Roman, but it sure looks like him. Abe promises him he'll do everything he can to find out who it really is. Marlena asks John if it is Roman, what does it mean to all of them. Roman wakes up and sees Sami and recognizes her, and Caroline and Shawn. Roman asks where he is and when he learns he's in St. Lukes. Laura says there is going to be a wedding, then Roman asks who is getting married?

In Rome Billie is trying to escape before Max comes back, but she can't get free. Billie then starts daydreaming about how happy she an Bo were once, and if he loved her he'd come save her. Max returns and then warns Billie she's going to get a dose of her past. Max tells Billie that he and King are going to give her a new life, something that will destroy her testimony as a witness. Max then pulls out a syringe and says it's time to resurrect the old Billie. Billie begs him not to do this to her.

Tuesday

July 22
Mickey has come home and goes to see Jack and Jen. Mickey says that they have circumstantial evidence that Peter is alive, but Kristen is being uncooperative. Mickey tells them he's going to try and get the conviction overturned without Kristen. Mickey goes to make some calls and Jen tells Jack she knows his conviction will be overturned. Jack then says if it is he's moving out of the house. Jen doesn't understand him, and he says that he doesn't want to set her and Abbey up for another disappointment. Jen says they can take it one day at a time then. Before Mickey is going to leave Jack asks Mickey to try and find his ex cell mate Travis Maloey, he wants to thank him for what he's done.

Travis calls Stefano to inform him that Mickey has shown up at Jack and Jen's place, and Stefano yells it him to find out what he can without getting spotted by Jack. Later Jen calls Trent to invite him over to meet Jack, but Trent says he's busy right now.

At the church Hope is whining about how big of a fool she was trying to talk to Bo. Then she goes off about how she knows just how Marlena feels, and recalls trying to get married to Bo, and she says if she only believed Bo back then maybe they'd be together. When Hope sees how upset Kate is she wonders if there could be something else going on.

Kate is ranting that Bo should never have left Billie alone. Bo tells Kate that he'll call a friend on the police force there and see what happens. Later he says that the guy in Rome is going to go check on Billie. Bo tells Kate that he has learned that an American women in Rome who's in trouble with the drug cartel, and he'll fly there to check things out. Kate thanks him, and Bo says he will always love Billie and protect her, and of course Hope overheard that part only.

In the bride's room Roman wants to know who is getting married and Kristen just says it's just some friends. John still doesn't believe this man is Roman and wants to tell him the truth, but Kristen advises John against doing that. Mike tells John that the scars on this man's face aren't from plastic surgery, it's from a battle. John asks everyone but the medical personal and Abe to go out, but Sami refuses to leave and says that Marlena and John just don't want to believe it's him. Marlena explains to Sami that Roman wrote her and John a letter forgiving them, and Sami says she didn't know that. Everyone leaves, but Kristen refuses and stays. Roman wakes up and tells Marlena that Kristen told him that she and John were married, and that Marlena never re-married because she was waiting for him. Marlena and John then glare at Kristen, who just smiles. Roman asks Marlena if she remarried, and she says no. Roman begins to cough violently, and Abe gives him some water. John drags Kristen out of the room and tells her he can't believe how cruel she is. Kristen swears he's Roman, and he says he doesn't believe it and asks her to tell him the truth. Kristen claims that someone called her and told her about Roman, and she went to the hospital to find out about him and believes he is Roman. Marlena shows up and yells at Kristen as well, and John says he'll never believe anything she says and asks her to leave him the hell alone. Marlena then tells John that if that man is Roman, and they tell him the truth, what will it do to him. John says that if that man is really Roman then he'll accept their love.

Carrie runs out to Austin who comforts her, but then Sami comes running out screaming her dad is alive. Carrie, Shawn, and Caroline all say they want him to be Roman, but they can't be sure it's not one of Stefano's tricks. Sami yells at them all that it is her dad. When Carolyn goes to see what is happening with the wedding, but Sami says there can't be a wedding now. Carrie says I thought she was okay with the wedding, but Sami says it would be insensitive to be married today. Sami says she knows that man is Roman and she says that she thinks Kristen is an angel for what she has done.

Caroline finds John and Marlena together and she believes that this man really is Roman. She also asks Marlena if it's proven that he is Roman, what will she do? Abe comes outside with news about Roman, that man's finger prints match Roman's. Marlena says oh my god, and Abe says there's more. He says if that man is Roman he doesn't have long to live. Abe tells them the ISA wouldn't tell him everything, but he's asked for them to contact them once they learn everything.

Kristen calls Stefano and tells him what's happened, and that John has an intense hatred for her. Stefano assures her John will come back to her one day, and that all the evidence will show them that it is Roman, though they have reason to doubt him.

Marlena and John go back to the room and she says she wants Roman to go to the hospital. Roman says no hospitals, Kristen promised no more hospitals. Kristen says she intends to care for Roman at her house and that they can stay there as well, but Marlena says never! Marlena wants to take Roman to the penthouse, but Kristen says her house will be better for Roman. Laura tells them all this man needs to be in bed now, so they better make a decision. For some ludicrous reason they decide to use the DiMera mansion, and when Kristen arrives home Stefano is there! Kristen tells Stefano to hide, and they bring Roman in. Kristen thinks to herself that she has John back, and she'll never let him go.

Mike goes looking for Carrie, and Kate tells Mike that Austin will take care of Sami, and that Austin may have a solution to his problem with Sami. Mike finds the family, and says Roman is stable, but he has to take him to the hospital. Suddenly Sami starts faking pains, and Mike says she really needs to get some rest. Austin tells Sami he'll take her home, and Carrie tells Mike that whatever Austin had to say it must not have been that important. Carrie says that the longer she and Austin are apart the worse things may get.

In Rome Max is going to hook Billie back on drugs, and Billie tells him if he does this he'll kill her. Billie says being an addict is hell and pleads with him not to do this to her and says that her father got her addicted. Max then sympathizes with Billie because when she describes her dad he says it sounds like his old man. However, Max says he has to do this, it's part of King's plan. Max then shoots her up.

Bo takes the Kiriakis jet to Rome, and hopes Billie isn't in danger.

Wednesday

July 23
Vivian is busy getting drunk and flirting with some man when Ivan tells her she can't afford all these drinks she's buying. Vivian says she still has her jewels, but Ivan says the police confiscated them too. Ivan tells Vivian that he's managed to find a place for them with his savings, and they leave. Ivan and Vivian arrive at their new home, which is a complete dump. When they go inside Vivian sees a rat and screams! Ivan tells her that with her touch she can make the place beautiful. When Vivian asks where the bed is Ivan pulls it out of the wall! Vivian sits on the bed and it springs up and back into the wall. Ivan helps her out and then they meet their neighbor, Big Bertha from prison.

At the penthouse Susan is wheeling Elvis around when someone comes to the door. Susan opens the door and says "How did you find me!" At the door is Susan's sister, Sister Mary Moira! Mary says she found her because of the letter she received. Susan invites her sister in and Susan goes off about how much she loves living here. Mary asks Susan why she did not reveal that she was impersonating Kristen, but Susan says she had to do what she had to do because of her baby. Mary scolds her sister and says she thinks Susan may need serious help. Susan says she is getting help from Doctor Marlena Evans, and she now knows she not a bad girl, but Kristen is. Susan says those DiMera's are bad bad people, and they can bring people back from the grave, they just did it with Marlena's ex-husband! Susan tells Mary that Kristen brought Roman back to ruin the wedding, and Susan say weddings never go right in this town. Mary wants to talk to Susan about her baby's father, and Susan says she never married the father because he's already married. Mary then screams who is the baby's father! Susan says she needs to talk to Lisa Marie, and Mary asks once again who the father is. Susan says she promised she'd never say a word about it. Mary says she can tell her sister, and because she's a nun Susan thinks she can tell her. Susan that says that the King, Elvis, is the father. Mary screams Elvis is Dead! but Susan says Elvis only wants people to think that. Mary says maybe she was taken in by an impersonator, but she knows he was the real thing. Susan tells Mary how they met, flashback time. Susan says Elvis transported her someplace else, to a room all in white. Susan claims that there were people there in masks, she thought they were angels (they looked like doctors). Then Elvis made love to her and told her to never tell as soul. Susan says the only one she ever told was Lisa Marie, and makes Mary promise never to tell a soul. Susan brings little Elivs down and lets her sister hold Elvis. Mary tells Susan she won't tell anyone about her experience, and she hopes Susan won't either. Mary tells Susan she needs to go, but asks Susan to have this Elvis man to call her if he ever returns. Before she leaves Mary says "What kind of would do something like that to a girl who doesn't have all her marbles."

At the DiMera Mansion everyone has arrived, and Abe is having his men check the house for Stefano. John says he knows Stefano has had a hand in this because Kristen couldn't have found this man all by herself. Meanwhile Stefano watches from the patio and says he has so much in store for all of them. John and Marlena go into the living room to talk while Roman is taken upstairs. John tells her he's sorry about everything, but Marlena can't help but wonder if that man is Roman. John tells her that Shane will call them with all the answers about the man. Kristen comes in with tea, and Marlena tells her to leave them alone. Kristen says she's prepared her old room for Marlena, and Roman will be next door. Kristen says because Roman thinks she's with John, John will have to stay with her. John tells her it's not gonna happen. John wants to tell the man everything, but Marlena says that in his condition that might not be the best thing to do.

Meanwhile Mike tells Laura that Roman has a bacteria infection that's quite severe, and he's been sick for a long time. Laura says she hopes it's Roman for the family's sake, but she hates what this could do to John and Marlena. Marlena comes upstairs to see the man and Laura goes to talk to Marlena. Marlena says everything is changing so fast, and though she still loves John she doesn't know what Roman's return will mean. Laura tells Marlena not to let Kristen and this man destroy her happiness with John, but Marlena says all she can think about is saving this mans life.

Downstairs Kristen tries to act like nothing has happened, but John tells her she is selfish and evil and he despises her from bringing that imposter home. Kristen says that is Roman, but John says he knows Stefano had a hand in all of this. When he asks where Stefano is, we see a shot of Stefano watching them from his own little private hideout via the camera's Kristen had installed for the secret room. John asks her once again to tell him where Stefano is, but Kristen says she doesn't know. John accuses her of being totally incapable of telling the truth, and wonders where the woman he first met went to. Kristen assures her it's Roman, and Stefano says she's right, it is Roman. Kristen says she got a phone call that Roman was in an ISA hospital and she flew down and brought him back to his family. John yells at her some more, and when she begs him to give their love another chance John says she destroyed their love. The phone rings and Kristen answers it. Kristen looks at John and says it's Stefano! Abe returns, and John takes the phone. John asks Stefano what he wants, and Stefano tells him that the man upstairs is Roman. Marlena comes down, and John hands her the phone, he wants her to keep Stefano talking as long as possible. Marlena tells him she thinks he is despicable, and Marlena asks if she is happy he brought Roman back to her. Marlena tells him that this is a sick game of his, and Stefano says it's a game where he is going to win her, the queen of the night. Stefano then hangs up, and Abe says they couldn't get a trace on it. Marlena goes out for some air, and to be alone. John says he doesn't care what it costs, find Stefano! Stefano laughs as he watches and says he's right here in Salem, and they'll never find him.

Out in the garden Marlena asks God to help them during this very confusing time, to bless Roman with the hope of healing, and to grant John and her happiness. Back inside John gets a call from Shane and he tells Shane what is going on. Shane then tells John that the man is Roman. John asks him if he's sure, and Kristen smiles. John doesn't understand much, the connection is bad, but he asks Shane to send the hospital records to Mike. Kristen tells him that she was telling the truth, and that she convinced him to come back to his family. Kristen claims she could bare letting him die alone, and John says that she only brought him back to stop his and Marlena's wedding.

Upstairs Marlena is alone with Roman. Roman looks at her and tells her there is so much she has to say. Roman says he's so sorry he let her think he was dead, he just thought it was best that way. Roman says he didn't want to be a burden to anyone, and he didn't want to disrupt her life with John. Roman then says that when Kristen told him she wasn't with John he decided to come back, to be with her. Roman asks her if she got her letter, and says that he couldn't die and leave her with all the guilt she felt, and that he forgives her. Roman tells her the biggest mistake in his life was divorcing her. John shows up and listens in the backgrounds as Roman asks Marlena to forgive him for divorcing her. Marlena forgives him, and when Roman says he loves her so much Marlena tells him she loves him too. Around the corner Kristen watches John, watching Marlena and Roman.

Thursday

July 24
Sami is showing Austin pictures of her and her dad when she was little. Sami can't believe her dad is alive and she says there is so much she wants to do. Austin tells her hat her dad is sick, but Sami is sure he'll get better. Sami wants to go over to see her Dad now, but Austin says he needs rest. Sami thinks maybe if Roman sees Will he'll get better, she says he has to much to live for. Sami pleads with Austin, and he agrees to take her over to see him.

Carrie shows up at the DiMera mansion and is greeted by Mike. Mike tells Carrie that the hospital labs are running blood tests on him and that they should no what's wrong by tonight. Carrie thanks Mike for everything he's done, and decides to go see her dad.

Upstairs Roman tells Marlena he loves her, and Marlena says she loves him to. Kristen watches John's face from around the corner, John is watching Marlena and Roman. On the monitor Stefano is cheering because the bond between Marlena and Roman is still there and is strong as ever. Stefano laughs because he says now John knows how he feels when he sees Marlena in his arms. Roman eventually falls back to sleep, and John comes into the room. Marlena asks him if she heard what she said, and when he says yeah Marlena asks him to go outside and talk. Outside the room John asks Kristen to leave them alone, and she does. Marlena asks John if he was hurt by what she said, and Marlena knows he is hurting. John says he knows she would never cause her any pain, and she says she doesn't. Marlena says that she a Roman will always have a connection to him, but not like the feelings and connections she has for him, and Roman knows that. John tells Marlena that Shane has confirmed the man in there is Roman. John says he's happy he is back, but he doesn't want anything to come between them. Marlena says it won't and she still wants to marry him, but Roman is just so ill. John tells her not to apologize for anything, and they hug each other.

Kristen calls Stefano and they relish in their success. Kristen says she has to break them up now, and Stefano tells her she knows what the next move

Downstairs Austin, Sami, and Lucas have all arrived. Lucas, Sami, and Will go to get a drink and leave Mike and Austin to talk. Austin is still jealous, but Mike says he's only her friend.

Carrie goes in to see her dad, who is sleeping. Carrie starts talking to him about how he was always their when she needed him, and we see some fake flashbacks of Roman with a young Carrie. Mike comes up to check on Roman and Carrie, and they leave to let Roman rest. Carrie is scarred she may lose her dad again, and as Mike comforts her Austin sees them.

Marlena and John take walk in the garden. Marlena says they must help Roman. As they talk Kristen evesdrops, and she says she knows what is wrong with Roman. John tells her to spill it, and she hands them a fax from the CIA. Carrie shows up when Kristen tells them all that Roman sacrificed his life to rescue hostages and was exposed to chemical weapons. Kristen says Roman probably wouldn't have sacrificed his life if it wasn't for Marlena, and John has to hold Carrie back! John wonders if perhaps Kristen is lying about this chemical weapons story, but she swears it's the truth.

Everyone goes inside and go over their options, but Marlena and John both assure Kristen that even if Roman lives she'll never have a chance with John.

Meanwhile Lucas and Sami talk, and Sami says though she's thrilled her dad is alive she still will not let Austin annul their marriage. Sami, Austin, and Will all go in to see Roman. Roman wakes up and looks at Sami and Will and smiles. Austin decides to take Will out of the room and leave Sami to talk with her dad in private. Sami promises her dad she'll stay with him for as long as he wants. Roman begins taking about having a strange dream about a baby, and wants to know if it was Sami or Eric. Sami says she's right here, and he comes to and asks who the baby was. Sami says that the baby was her son Will. Sami says she's married to Austin now and they have a son Will. Roman is confused and says he's Carrie's boyfriend, and thought they'd be married. Sami says things didn't work out for them. Sami goes off about how she had a beautiful wedding in Paris. She asks him if he's happy for her, and he says yes, he's just worried about Carrie. Sami says that Carrie is fine, and is in love with Mike Horton now. Roman is confused, but Sami assures him they are in love. Sami then says she has a favor to ask of her dad.

Mike brews Carrie some herbal tea and they talk out on the patio. Carrie goes through her normal Austin and me will never be together speech. When she claims she sometimes feels all alone Mike assures her she's not. Carrie says she doesn't know what it means to have him standing by her, and he says he'll always be there for her. Lucas, who is eavesdropping, says he doesn't want this fling he started to get out of hand, so he butts into their conversation. Lucas asks if he can do anything and she asks for a glass of water. Lucas leaves, and Mike and Carrie pick up talking. Mike tells her not to give up hope about her dad, and Mike gets a call about Roman's test results. Mike tells Carrie that it's not good news, Roman has been exposed to a synthetic germ that they don't know how to treat. Carrie asks how serious it is, and he tells her it's fatal.

Chelsea decides to watch Will so Austin can spends some time with his wife. Austin was about to make a phone call when a man shows up at the house looking for Austin, he has papers from Mickey Horton! The man is Mickey's assistant, and as he hands Austin the annulment papers Lucas hears everything!

At the hospital everyone is shocked to see Marlena and John, and they all congratulate them on their marriage. Marlena and John says they didn't get married, and the nurses feel so bad and leave. Marlena is feeling guilty that their wedding day was stolen, and wonders if they'ss ever get it back. John assures her once Roman is well they will get married.

Some very important doctors show up to study Roman's case. The doctors are researching treatment for Gulf War vets, but they say their is still a lot of mystery about the diseases themselves. A nurse gives Marlena the lab results, and they don't look good. Marlena begins to cry and John ask her what's wrong?

Kristen goes to see Stefano, who is trying to plan his next move. Kristen tells him that they don't have a lot of time, if Roman dies than John and Marlena will just be back together. Stefano yells at Kristen and tells her he is in charge and for now they will sit and wait. Stefano assures her that he's in control of Roman, and he'll make sure John and Marlena are torn apart forever.

Friday

July 25
Hope is bitching (sorry, but she's past whining) about how she can't believe Bo ran out of the church without talking to her and Franco tells her that Billie comes first. Hope says she can't believe she's letting him get to her and knows she has to stop this game Bo is playing. Hope says it's time she starts thinking about her son and her future, and when Franco says he wants to be a part of that future Hope says she can't make any promises but she won't rule him out. Hope and Franco go back to Alice's place and she tells him she needs to find a new home for herself and Shawn D. Franco says he knows the perfect place, they should move in with him. Hope says that she couldn't do that, and Franco says he thought it would be easier for her because they could share expenses, and he could be there for Shawn D. Hope is tired, and Franco leaves her to rest, but says tomorrow he'll help her look for a new place. Hope goes upstairs and looks at her wedding gown and sulks.

On the plane Bo is flying to Rome and wondering where she could be. Kate calls Bo about Billie and Bo tells her he'll turn Rome upside down to find Billie. Bo arrives in Salem and decides to go to Billie's to hotel to see if Billie left any clues. Bo learns that nobody has been back to her room in two days. The cop with Bo says one of his informants has some information for them, and they go to meet him. The man says that he saw a woman fitting Billie's description and she was with an American man.

In Rome Billie is yelling at Max how she will testify against King, but Max says nobody will believe a junky. Max then injects her with some drugs, and Billie screams. Max promises that King has much more in store for her, and then he leaves to go out. Billie starts having a bad trip complete with fog and a strobe light. Suddenly Curtis shows up and he says he's come back for his little girl. Curtis starts antagonizing her about how much she loves drugs and how they are two of a kind. Billie says she has changed, but Curtis tells her that she's a messed up little slut and a drugy. Mac eventually returns and shoots her up again.

At the DiMera mansion Lucas sees that Austin has gotten his annulment papers. Austin cheers he's free, and then decides to go find Carrie. Austin asks Lucas where Carrie is, and he says she's in the garden.

Out in the garden Carrie is in tears after learning her dad is dieing, and Mike comforts her. Mike says he can't say how long Roman has, and tells her to make the most of the time she has. Carrie hugs him and says she doesn't know what she'd do without him, and of course Austin hears it. Mike and Carrie talk for a bit more, and they both say the other is pretty special.

Austin goes back in and when Lucas asks what he's looking at Austin says it's something that will make Carrie very happy. Lucas goes into the Carrie depends on Mike now speech, but Austin says that's going to change starting today. Austin fantasizes about tell Carrie about the annulment and Carrie says she wants to marry him today. Suddenly Kate shows up and Austin wants to show her something. Lucas quickly slips out of the room and goes to warn Sami about the papers.

Sami asks Roman to do her a favor, and he agrees. Roman then says he can't believe that Carrie isn't with Austin. Sami says Carrie is happy with Mike now, and when Roman asks how Carrie feels about her being with Austin Sami says she's been very supportive. Roman looks at Sami and asks his peanut if she's lying to him. Sami asks why would he think that, and he says he has a hard time believing Carrie is over Austin. Sami assures her that Austin and Carrie drifted apart, and Roman believes her. Sami is happy that he's finally home, and Roman tells her he doesn't know what the future has in store for her. Sami goes off on how he has a wonderful life ahead of him, and that she knows Carrie would want Roman to walk her down the isle when she married Mike! Roman says he can't believe they are that serious, and Sami says if he was to give her the go ahead she just might marry Mike, because she's always respected his opinions. Lucas, who is now eavesdropping, can't believe the lengths Sami is going to. Roman says he doesn't think he could get that involved, and Sami says she knows it would mean the world to Carrie. Sami sees Lucas, and goes to see him. When she learns about the papers Sami tells Lucas to stop Austin from showing Carrie those papers. Sami returns to Roman, and asks him to please give Carrie her blessing with Mike.

Downstairs Kate is ecstatic that the marriage is finally annulled. However, Austin is worried about Carries reaction because he thinks she could be falling for Mike. Austin says that she sees the way she looks at Mike, it's the same look she gave him when they were falling in love. Kate tells him not to even think that way, and he shouldn't let anyone stand in his way of marrying Carrie.

Mike and Carrie are still talking, and he tells her that if she can show Roman she's happy it might make him feel better. Mike then says now that Sami has Roman perhaps they can tell Sami the truth. Carrie says that's a good idea, and suddenly Austin shows up to talk to Carrie.

Lucas comes back downstairs to learn from Kate that Austin is talking with Carrie in the garden. In the garden Carrie tells Austin that Roman is dieing, and he hugs her. Austin asks if Sami knows, and Carrie says no and that she doesn't know if Sami's ready for that kind of shock. Austin says Sami's going to be in for another shock, and says he has some news.

Back inside Bo calls Kate, which distracts her from Lucas. Lucas then interrupts Austin and Carrie, and he tells Carrie to come quick, it's her dad. Carrie then rushes into the house and Lucas smiles behind Austin's back.

Carrie rushes in and finds Sami, who says dad is all right. Sami says Roman wants to see him now, but warns her that daddy is worried about her and really wants her happy. Carrie goes in to see Roman and asks her how long she was going to keep him in the dark about her special guy. Carrie is confused and says Sami told him all about it and nothing would make him happier to see her marry someone as fine as Mike Horton.

Downstairs Mike looks at the newspaper picture of him and Carrie, and when Kate sees him she says Austin better hurry. Austin goes upstairs to see Carrie, and Sami says she's in with Roman and she just knows her dad will like to see him before they leave. Austin listens at the door and hears Roman tell Carrie he's so happy she's found a man like Mike. Roman begins to cough, and Carrie becomes worried. Roman says right now the only thing that matters is that his children are happy and stable. Roman asks Carrie to be honest with her and when he asks if Mike makes Carrie happy, and Carrie says Mike makes her happy and is everything she ever wanted. Sami and Lucas watch with delight as Austin hears the words he fears come from Carrie's mouth.

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