July 98 Week 2


July 6
Rolfe and Stefano are watching Vivian on the TV monitor at the DiMera Mansion. At the townhouse, Vivian is furious because Kate somehow got to Steven Tate and he's given Titan a great recommendation, which have sent Titan's stocks through the roof. A delivery man gives Vivian a present from Kate, a harpoon as a response to the stuffed fish Vivian sent her. Celeste shows up and asks Vivian and Ivan if they are going to the Horton-Picnic. Vivian says absolutely not! Stefano presses the up button on his controller and Vivian decides that she will go to the picnic after all.

Kate shows up at the Horton-Brady picnic and Lucas tells his mom about Sami and Franco's engagement. Lucas warns Kate that if she doesn't stop this wedding, he will. Lucas continues to chug down beers while everyone congratulates Sami.

Billie has realized she lost her compact and is searching all over for it. Roman finds it and is almost confronted by Hope, but Maggie jerks her away to talk. Billie approaches Roman and sees that he's holding it and she gasps "thank God you found it!" Billie takes her compact and Roman decides to go talk to Sami about her upcoming marriage. Billie grasps the compact and Hope approaches her and asks her what she's doing. Billie tells Hope she's sitting here thinking about how she should be here with Bo and enjoying her baby, but she's not because of her. Billie tells Hope to leave her the hell alone and walks off. Hope approaches Billie and tells her that there won't be anymore awkward encounters between them because she is leaving to search for her past, alone. This news just thrills Billie.

Out infront of the Horton house, Mike tells Carrie that Shelly admitted to drugging and robbing him. Mike tells Carrie that he is the new chief of staff and it's thanks to her. Carrie and Mike kiss as Marlena watches from the bushes. Mike and Carrie eventually pull away from one another. Carrie suggest they go share the good news with the others and Carrie walks off like nothing happened.

Austin begins searching for Carrie and wonders where she is. Meanwhile, Lucas confronts Sami and drags her off so they can have a little chat. They start calling each other names like drunk and slut. Lucas goes to hit Sami, but Austin grabs him and asks him what the hell he is doing. Lucas then accuses Sami of trying to make mih hit her so she can say he is abusive and then she'll take Will. Lucas warns Sami that she'll never take Will away from him. Kate approaches them and Lucas says Sami is using Austin against him. Kate tells Sami that she may have Austin snowed, but she won't get away with anything while she's around.

Lewis and Winston approach Craig and Nancy. Craig thinks they are going to appoint him as chief of staff, but they tell him he doesn't understand. Winston and Lewis tell Craig and Nancy that Mike Horton has been appointed as chief of staff. Craig and Nancy wonder how this happened and realize Carrie must have something to do with this.

Kate and Ivan show up dressed in some hideous outfits. Stefano watches from the bushes. Vivian approaches Kate and starts acting like they are good friends.

Marlena approaches Franco and he tells her that he will prove himself to the Bradys and he will make a good husband for Sami. Franco walks off and John talks to Marlena about why she seems upset. Marlena says she's concerned about Sami, but something else is troubling her. Before she can tell him what, Mike calls everyone together to share with them some news. Mike tells them all that he is the new chief of staff at University Hospital. Everyone is happy, except for Craig and Nancy. Winston and Lewis say that Carrie is the reason Mike got the job because she tracked down Shelly and got her to admit the truth. Craig and Nancy try to make a run for it, but Carrie stops them. Carrie tells them that she couldn't get Shelly to admit that they set Mike up, but she's sure they did. Nancy and Craig say they are insulted and walk off.

Franco talks to Roman and Roman warns him that he better take care and treat his daughter right.

Meanwhile, Vivian tells "Johnny" how happy she is for him and Marlena and that she loves him to pieces. John asks Vivian how she's feeling and she says fine. Vivian also says she is going to throw them a huge engagement party. Vivian decides this picnic needs some zest and she pushes Carrie and Mike to dance with one another. Vivian starts pushing everyone else to dance and she puts on some square dancing music and acts as the caller. Everyone forms 2 big circles (not squares) and starts dancing. Stefano quickly puts Vivian into a normal mood and then a down mood. Vivian suddenly stops and starts crying about how she misses her husband. Vivian decides to sing a song to Jonsey, "Stand By Your Man." Everyone stares at Vivian like she's lost her mind. Kate asks Celeste why Vivian has gone insane. Celeste says that she is concerned about Vivian. Kate suggest that she get Laura Horton to council Vivian because Laura's client list has dropped to zero. Stefano laughs and says his plan is going perfectly.

Craig and Nancy realize that something is going on between Mike and Carrie and they also know what they have to do to bring Mike down.

Franco tells Sami that he just saw Lucas speeding away in his car. Sami says she could care less about Lucas, but she doesn't want him to hurt others. Sami calls the police and reports Lucas to them. Later, the INS agent reports to his superiors that it appears that Franco is marrying an American woman.

Billie and Roman dance. Roman tells Billie that she should get out of town for awhile could do her good. Billie says she thinks it's a good idea, but she'll never get Bo out of her heart. Kate offers to give Billie a ride home, but she says Roman will take her home. Kate wonders if something more than friendship is going on between Billie and Roman.

John asks Hope if she's still going to Lugano and she says yes.

Carrie goes out to the front yard of the Horton house and Mike follows and suggests that they talk. Meanwhile, Marlean tells Austin that Carrie is here and tells him to check out front. Out front, Mike and Carrie are talking about their "friendship." Mike suggests that they are very close friends and is probably why they kissed. Carrie suggest that they forget about the kiss and Mike agrees. Mike decides to go back to the party and leaves. Carrie turns around to go as well and Austin approaches her.

Marlena and John offer Vivian some help, but she is really nasty to them. Marlena becomes concerned about Vivian, but she doesn't want "Doc's" help. Ivan eventually tells Vivian that perhaps they should go home.

Eric walks Nicole over to the fancy apartment complex. Eric asks if he can see her place, but she says it's a mess. However, she does promise to have him over soon and cook a big meal for him.

Lucas starts swerving his car all over the road and a cop pulls him over.

In the Bayou, Bo approaches Swamp Girl, he has covered his face with mud like she has. Bo wonders if Swamp Girl is using the mud to hide any scars. Bo ends up tripping and falling into some bushes while trying to scare away some critters eating his food, which makes Swamp Girl laugh. Swamp Girl motions him to follow her and they walk off. Swamp Girl gives Bo some of her food. Swamp Girl goes to leave, but Bo stops her and tells her that he wants to thank her. Bo offers to cook the fish she gave him and share it with her, but Swamp Girl runs off.


July 7
Back at the Brady-Horton picnic, Franco kisses Sami and hopes that the INS agent has bought his engagement to Sami. Sami tells Franco that hopefully her plan to catch Lucas and have him thrown in jail will work. Sami sees Kate with Will and snaps at her. Kate says she was just taking Will home, but Sami grabs Will and says she doesn't trust her with Will anymore than her drunken son. Kate defends Lucas, but Sami says that Lucas got plastered and almost punched her tonight. Sami also tells Kate that Lucas drove away like a bat out of hell and that she better admit that Lucas has a problem. Sami tells Kate that she is going to have to help Lucas deal with this problem before he hurts somebody. Meanwhile, Franco confronts the INS agent. The INS agent tells Franco that he is going to be watching him from now till his wedding day. Sami approaches them and asks Franco who this man is. The agent says he's an old friends of Roman's and he'll be seeing them around.

John asks Marlena why she seems so distracted. Marlena says she's just tired, so John says they should just say their goodnights and leave. Laura shows up for the picnic to congratulate Mike. Mike tells Laura that he owes everything to Carrie because she's been his guardian angel. Laura wants to thank Carrie, but she's not here. Marlena and John go over to see Laura and Laura thanks Marlena for her help proving Mike's innocence. John and Marlena break away from Mike and Laura and they talk about Bo and Hope. John and Marlena also wonder about Roman and Billie and is anything more is going on. John also realizes that Marlena is unhappy about the engagement. Marlena says she doesn't trust Franco and she hopes Franco really does love Sami. Marlena fears what Sami would do if she found out that Franco was using her. John decides to go check on Vivian and Marlena stays around to talk to Laura.

Austin approaches Carrie from behind. Mike has left and Carrie fears Austin heard her and Mike talking about the kiss. Carrie tells Austin that she can explain, but Austin says he knows what went down with her and Mike. Austin says that he knows Mike got the chief of staff job because of what she did and how proud he is of her. Austin tells Carrie about Lucas, but Carrie is still skeptical.

Austin and Carrie are approached by Laura, Mike, and Marlena. Austin congratulates Mike and then asks if he can please have his wife back now that he's through with her. Mike is stunned and apologizes, but Austin says he was just joking. Everyone decides to call it a night. Marlena asks Carrie to meet her for lunch tomorrow. After they are gone, Laura knows Mike can't stop thinking about Carrie. Mike says he's going to have to because she's with Austin, where she belongs.

Carrie and Austin go home and climb into bed. As Austin is kissing her, all Carrie can think about is Mike. Carrie tells Austin that she's really tired and just wants to sleep. Back at the picnic, Mike swears not to let thing with Carrie go any further.

Stefano and Rolfe are still discussing Vivian and how she embarrassed her at the picnic. Rolfe is upset that Stefano has left Vivian in the down mood for so long because it could hurt her. Stefano tells Rolfe he knows and then turns on the monitor he has planted in Jonsey's house. Vivian has returned and she has no idea why she did what she did today. Rolfe pleads with Stefano to put Vivian back into a normalized mode. Stefano does it and Vivian apologizes to Ivan for snapping at him. Celeste suggest Vivian see somehow who can help her. Ivan suggest that she see Marlena, which makes Vivian realize that they think she's going crazy. Stefano laughs and says "that's the idea!" Celeste and Ivan try to calm Vivian down. John stops by to check up on Vivian and she says she's fine. John suggest she see Marlena, but Vivian says she doesn't need a shrink, she just over did it. Ivan mentions to John that Vivian has been acting different ever since he had dinner with Stefano. John begins to wonder if Stefano wants Jonsey's possessions and is doing this to her. Celeste laughs and says that Stefano could just buy these things, he doesn't have to scheme to get them. John says that is true, but he's still concerned about his aunt. John has to go and tells them to call him if there is anything he can do. Stefano damns John and says if he keeps meddling then he'll have to take care of both John and Vivian. John leaves and Vivian goes to bed. Celeste and Ivan tell one another that they have to get Vivian to a doctor. Meanwhile, Stefano decides to move forward with the next phase of his plan.

John goes home to Marlena and they make love.

A cop approaches Lucas' car and tells him to turn off the car and step out. The cop says that he pulled Lucas over for a broken tail light, but then he realizes Lucas has been drinking and makes him take a sobriety test. Lucas takes the test after the cop threatens to arrest him. The officer tells Lucas he's taking him downtown for a breathalyzer test and if he resists, he will be arrested. Lucas is taken into the station and Abe is shocked to see him there. Lucas tales the breathalyzer test though he's not over the limit, the officer still arrests him. Lucas refuses and says he's entitled to a call. Abe tells the officer to let Lucas make the call and then lock him in the drunk tank. Lucas calls his lawyer and asks him to come get him out of jail. Lucas is thrown in the drunk tank and left with some other drunk. Lucas' lawyer shows up to try and get him out of jail. The lawyer says if Lucas is let go then he may be able to convince him not to press charges against the police department. Lucas' attorney comes to see him and tells him that he can't get him out because DUI is a serious crime.

Sami goes back to the Kirkias Mansion and calls the station and acts worried about her friend Lucas. Sami finds out that Lucas has been arrested and she laughs and gloats to Franco about it. Franco kisses Sami and tells her that he wants to make love to here and now. Kate walks in on them and asks them what in the hell they think they're doing on her couch. Kate and Sami start arguing, mainly about Lucas being a drunk and an unfit father.


July 8
At the PD, Lucas' lawyer tells him that the cop had every right to pull him over and throw him in jail because of his attitude. Lucas' lawyer says if he doesn't cool it he'll lose his license for 6 months and his arrest will appear on the front pages of all state newspapers tomorrow. Later, Abe and Lucas' lawyer start arguing about Lucas' arrest. Lucas' lawyer threatens to sue the department for harassment if he isn't allowed to speak with the arresting officer. Abe agrees, but says it won't change anything. The lawyer questions the officer while Lucas is present. The officer explains that a call was placed saying the owner of a BMW was driving drunk. Lucas realizes that it was Sami. The officer says he pulled Lucas over because a tail light was broken. Lucas says he just had a tune-up and it was fine. Abe calls the garage and learns that the tail light is working fine. Lucas lawyer tells them that if the charges are dropped, Lucas will forgive and forget. Abe eventually agrees to drop the charges. Outside the office, Gregory tells Lucas that the broken tail light repair will be added to his bill!

At the Kiriakis mansion, Kate and Sami are fighting about Lucas. Sami decides not to tell her about Lucas' arrest. Kate storms off and Sami tells Franco that she'll do anything to protect her son. Franco agrees and says they should be married immediately to keep Lucas away from Will. Franco shows her the marriage license and says they can get married by tomorrow night. Sami just ignores him and Franco decides that he should leave. Kate begins to worry about Lucas and calls around to try and find him. Kate and Sami start arguing again about Lucas. Kate tells Sami that she's sick of her and wants her to pack up her things and get out of her house. Sami tells Kate to apologize and Kate says she is sorry that she (Sami) ever came into her life. Kate threatens to sue for custody of Will with Lucas. Sami says no judge would ever give Lucas custody because he is a drunk and was arrested for drunk driving. Kate asks Sami what she is talking about and Sami says it's just a matter of time before he's arrested. Sami says that if Kate does file for custody then she will expose her past as a call girl. Kate says that was in her past and she's become a respected business woman and people will forgive her, but she (Sami) will go to jail for blackmail. Kate asks Sami if she really wants to lose the love of her dear daddy Roman just to get revenge. Lucas shows up and tells Sami that her little trick didn't work. Sami storms off and Kate tells Lucas that she is not amused. Kate tells Lucas that Sami was right, he could have killed someone tonight. Kate asks Lucas to pull himself together for her and Will. Lucas tells his mom that he knows what he did was wrong and he won't do it again. Meanwhile, Sami vows to get Lucas on something much worse than drunk driving.

Franco meets up with Roberto and tells him that tonight he saw just what a horrible and manipulative bitch Sami is. Franco says he doesn't think he can marry Sami and wonders if there is another way out. Franco and Roberto end up going into a strip club to take their minds off Sami.

Hope is talking with Maggie about Bo. Hope hopes Bo find some peace. Maggie says she hopes Bo and her will find their way back together, but Hope doubts that will happen and doesn't even know if Bo cares about her anymore. Maggie tells Hope that Bo still loves her and doesn't blame her for the death of his baby. Hope says she isn't so sure about that. Hope switches the subject to her past and talks with Maggie about the sketch she did. Maggie asks Hope if Stefano could have programed her artistic talent and Hope says it's possible, but she doesn't know why. Hope says she doesn't even know who she is anymore. Maggie says she's Hope Brady and she knows that. Hope tells Maggie that she didn't see the picture of her after the burns, she didn't even recognize herself. Hope says that Stefano recognized her, but she doesn't know why he turned her into Gina. Hope tells Maggie that she has to find the answers and that's why she's going to Lugano. Later, Maggie accidentally breaks open Hope's comb and Hope finds some strange markings inside that are similar to the compact. Upon investigating, Hope finds that the comb was made in Lugano, Switzerland.

Billie is thinking about her baby and she tells Roman how Bo should have been with her instead of chasing Hope. Billie says nobody will ever know what it was like to deliver in that God forsaken place, only to be told her baby didn't live. Roman asks Billie what God forsaken place she is talking about. Billie says she was talking about the farm house. Roman tells Billie that she has to get past this anger and move on. Billie says all she needs is to get back with Bo and have another baby and she'll be fine. Roman tells Billie that she's setting herself up for a fall because Bo will always love Hope. Roman tells Billie that she could have a good life without Bo just like she had in Paris. Roman shows Billie a gift that she gave him in Paris and then they have a flashback. In Paris, Billie and Roman are posing as lovers and Roman is pretending to be a wealthy oil man looking to make some investments in some art treasures. Roman and Billie hold a little party for some of the investors. The head man doesn't show up because some of the investors say that they have heard they are being followed by an ISA agent. Roman becomes angry and pretends that one of the others is a plant and orders them all to get out. Back in the present, Shane calls and Roman accepts the ISA agent, he wants to go to Europe to finish busting that smuggling ring. Billie tells Roman that she's going with him. Roman tells her no way, but Billie says has to because they were a team. Roman says if they both leave town it will look suspicious. Billie asks Roman if that's why he doesn't want her to go with him, or is there another reason. Flashback back to Paris. Roman tells Billie that he's going to get her to a safe place and finish this case on his own because he cares too much about her to put her in danger. Billie and Roman kiss and end up in bed. Back in the present, Roman tells Billie he'll always treasure that night. Billie tells Roman that is the reason he doesn't want her to come, he fears they'll lose control again.

In the bayou, Bo is wondering about Swamp Girl. Bo starts thinking about Hope and what she's doing. Bo hopes that she hasn't gone off to search for her past or done something drastic without thinking. Swamp Girl spies on Bo from the bushes and Bo tells her to come closer and share his dinner. Swamp Girl sees the fire and remembers an explosion and starts screaming. Bo calms her down and tells her that he didn't mean to scare her. Bo starts telling Swamp Girl about his old life was, before he made a mess of it. Bo asks Swamp Girl about herself and Swamp Girl gets ready to run, so Bo says she doesn't have to talk. Bo asks her to stay and be his friend. Bo plays "Tonight I Celebrate My Love" on a portable radio and recalls dancing with Hope to the song. Swamp Girl also remembers dancing with a man to the same song. Swamp Girl suddenly runs back into the bayou. Alone, Swamp Girl begins to sob. Bo finds her and tries to comfort her, but she runs off again.


July 9
Eric is at the Titan gym and is thinking about Nicole. Franco approaches Eric and tells him that he looks like a man in love. Franco tells him that Nicole has what it takes to become a super-model, so he'l have a lot of competition in the future. Franco starts talking about Sami and how Captain Brady doesn't like him. On the way out of the gym, Marie spots Eric and asks him if he could give the new New Faces contract to Nicole for her to sign. Eric says he'd be glad to. Eric looks at the address and says that it can't be right because Nicole lives in a much nicer part of town.

Nicole is thinking about being in LA with Eric. Suddenly, the phone rings, it's Jay. Nicole asks Jay what he wants and he wants money. Nicole says she doesn't have any money, but he refuses to believe that and threatens to come to Salem and tell Eric the truth. Nicole says she's trying to make a fresh start, but Jay says it's not nice to forget family. Nicole hangs up and then asks the operator to give her a new, unlisted number. Nicole's landlord stops by for the rent and Nicole pays him and then says she's moving out today, to the nice side of town. Nicole looks in the classified and sees that there is an opening in that classy building on the other side of town. Meanwhile, Eric has shown up at Nicole's real apartment building and wonders if she could live here.

Lexie comes to the townhouse because Ivan and Celeste have called her over. Ivan and Celeste want Lexie to examine Vivian. Vivian storms into the living room and asks them what the hell they are trying to do to her. Ivan and Celeste suggest that she let Lexie examine her, but Vivian refuses. Lexie says that these mood swings could be signs of clinical depression. Vivian says she is not depressed, she is just tired.

At the DiMera mansion, Stefano decides to put Vivian in a down mood today. Stefano turns on the monitor and sees Lexie attempting to examine Vivian. Stefano says that he can not let this happen because Lexie might learn the truth. Stefano goes over to the townhouse dressed in a white dinner jacket and carrying a rose. Stefano has come to see Vivian and gives her a rose and asks her out to lunch. Ivan says Vivian is not feeling well and they are taking her to the hospital. Stefano says no! Stefano says that Vivian doesn't need a doctor and then he puts her in a normalized mood. Stefano says that Vivian is looking better now, but Lexie says that Vivian could be clinically depressed. Vivian says she feels fine and she will decide if she needs a doctor. Lexie leaves and Stefano tells Celeste that she worries too much. Celeste says she has good reason to because she knows what he's up to. Stefano asks what he's up to and Celeste says he's using Vivian and she won't let him hurt her. Stefano laughs and says he and Vivian are good friends. Stefano asks for a moment alone with Stefano and he asks her how she really is feeling. Vivian says she's fine and she looks forward to having lunch with him and discussing their plans to take over Titan. Vivian leaves to change and Stefano says that Vivian doesn't fit into his ultimate plan. Stefano and Vivian leave for lunch and Ivan and Celeste decide to follow them.

Lucas is playing with Will at the Kiriakis Mansion. Lucas is playing airplane with Will and Sami rushes in and tells Lucas that he's playing to rough with Will. Sami has Roz take Will to the park and Sami and Lucas start arguing. Sami says once she and Franco are married, he will be out of Will's life for good. Lucas tells Sami not to be so sure. Lucas says he's going to find a proper mother for Will and they will raise him. Sami laughs and says that after marrying Franco, she and Franco will take Will to Europe. Lucas tells Sami that he and Kate can hire the best attorney, Gregory Charmain, to fight her. Sami reminds Lucas that she has the goods on Kate, but Lucas says if the truth comes out, everyone will hate her, especially Austin. Lucas tells Sami that she doesn't have any power and is nothing but a loser. Sami tells herself that she does has power and she'll use it to bring him down.

Carrie has a dream in which she asks Mike to kiss her. When she wakes up, she is kissing Austin. Austin has brought her breakfast in bed and a newspaper, which features a story about Mike. Austin starts telling Carrie how wonderful she is and kisses her, but she pulls away and says this isn't right. Carrie says she should be the one bringing him breakfast in bed because she hasn't been there for him for months. Carrie promises Austin that she will be here for him from now on. Austin asks Carrie not to take anymore huge assignments for awhile because they need time together, and time to think about starting a family. Austin leaves to take a shower and Carrie gets a call from Ali. Ali says she's planning a party for Mike and she'd like her to come. Carrie says she can't make it to the party because she's busy. Austin, who is behind Carrie, asks why she can't make it to the party. Carrie says she just wanted to spend the day with him, but he said he was planning to go to the gym and he thinks she should go to the party. Carrie reluctantly agrees.

Austin goes to the Titan gym and runs into Lucas. They argue about Lucas' drinking and Sami. Austin says that the only thing he believes about Sami is that she is a good mother. Lucas says that she has him snowed and he's going to get Sami. Lucas tells Austin that he's sick of him defending Sami and he tells him that if he knew what Sami was doing to their family then he'd hate her too. Back at the Kiriakis mansion, Franco shows up and Sami hugs him and says she loves him so much.

At the hospital, Craig and Nancy are arguing about their failed scam and are grateful that Shelly didn't implicate them. Nancy says this is all Carrie's fault and anyone who would go to such lengths to save Mike must love him. Nancy says they have to create a new scandal, one involving Mike and a very married Carrie Reed. Nancy overhears Ali talking about the party and she asks if she and Craig can stay for the party. Ali says sure. Privately, Craig asks Nancy what she is doing. Nancy says that they are going to celebrate the shortest tenure of a chief of staff in the entire hospital's history.

At the Horton house, Alice tells Mike that she expected him to be happier today. Mike says he is happy, but Alice knows Carrie is on his mind. Alice tells Mike that he knows how close he and Carrie have grown. However, Mike says that Carrie is no longer working with him, so he has to move on. Mike says he'll always be grateful to Carrie and he'll never forget her dedication, but her future is with Austin.

Mike goes to the hospital and walks into his surprise party, planned by Ali. Ali says she speaks for all of them when she says they are thrilled to have him as their chief of staff. Mike thanks Ali and gives her a little peck on the lips. Mike makes a little speech and thanks Carrie, his angel, for making this possible. One of the nurses says she wants a picture of them and goats Mike into giving Carrie a peck on the cheek. Mike finds Carrie later and asks to talk to her alone for a second. Out on the terrace, Mike thanks Carrie for everything she's done. Mike says her job on this campaign will probably get her a ton of new clients. Carrie says she's going to take it easy for awhile. Carrie tells Mike she'll never forget the time they spent together and he says he won't either. Mike decides to get back to work and Carrie wishes him luck.

Elsewhere, Nancy and Craig shanghai Lewis and Winston and says she'd like to talk to them about Mike and Carrie. Nancy and Craig suggest that they hire Carrie as the Hospital PR person because she works so well with Mike. They like the suggestion and say they'll discuss it with the board. Later, Winston and Lewis approach Mike and tell him that they've decided to hire Carrie Reed as the new PR person for the hospital.


July 10
Eric knocks on Nicole's door and she thinks it is her landlord again. Before she can open the door, Eric asks if Nicole is in there. Nicole panics and when the landlord shows up, Nicole thinks she's blown it. However, the landlord tells Eric that Nicole moved to some fancy place uptown. Eric leaves and Nicole realizes that Eric is going to go to the building he thinks she lives in. Nicole cuts across the alley to the fancy building and asks the bellman about getting an apartment in the building, today, NOW. The bellman agrees to take her up and show her the place. Later, Nicole gives the bellman a check and promises to fill out and bring him an application ASAP (not sure why a bellman is leasing apartments). The bellman goes back to his post and Eric asks to see Nicole. The bellman calls Miss Walker to announce his arrival. Eric goes up, but Nicole tells him that her apartment isn't ready for him to see. Eric tells Nicole that he came over to give her a contract, but doesn't understand why it has her old address on it. Nicole gives Eric an excuse about using a fake address to keep some man from finding where she lived and harass her.

Vivian and Stefano go out to lunch and Ivan and Celeste are spying on them. Vivian sees Steven Tate and starts to woo him. Steven says that he's impressed by her company, but he needs more time to decide which company, hers or Titan, will be the more sound investment.

At the Titan Gym, Lucas decides to tell Austin just what Sami has been doing to their mother. Before he can do so, Kate shows up and prevents him from telling him the truth. Kate says Sami is just pressuring her to host her and Franco's wedding at the Kirkiakis Mansion. Austin spots Carrie and goes to talk with her.

Meanwhile, Kate asks Lucas what the hell thought he was doing. They start arguing and Kate gets a call from Stefano, interruptuing their argument. Stefano tells Kate that he's at the Penthouse Grill with Vivian, who is fawning over Steven Tate. Kate shows up to meet with Steven, who she claims is her lunch date. Vivian returns to Stefano and starts talking about her plans to takeover Titan, but Stefano tells her he can't help her at this time. Stefano puts Vivian into a good mood and she drags him out onto the dance floor. Ivan and Celeste, who are there spying on Vivian and Stefano, realize it's happening again. After they dance, Vivian decides to sing a song dedicated to Steven Tate. Eventually, Vivian ends up tripping and falling into a waiter. Stefano puts Vivian into a normal mood and Steven Tate tells her that after today he'll never recommend Alamain Industries to anyone. Steven leaves and Kate wonders how Stefano pulled that off. Stefano puts Vivian into a down mood and she starts to verbally attack Kate. Kate walks off and Vivian begins to cry because she doesn't understand what's happening.

At the Kirkiakis mansion, Sami is delighted to see Franco and tells him that she's going to take care of Lucas once and for all. Franco asks Sami what she's up to now. Sami says nothing right now, but she will put him in his place. Franco asks Sami not to do this because it will ruin her relationship with Austin. Sami says Austin is just as concerned about Lucas' drinking and will understand. Sami realizes that they are alone and performs a strip tease for Franco. While doing it, all Franco can think about is the woman from a strip club. Franco and Sami fall down onto the couch and make love. Lucas returns home and Franco decides to leave because he doesn't want to get into another fight with him again. However, Lucas and Sami end up in a fight about Will before Franco can leave. Franco decides to leave and tells himself to just hang in there a little while longer. Sami eventually leaves the room when Lucas proves to her that he's only drinking coffee. After she's gone, Lucas takes a drink. Roz brings Will home and Lucas convinces her to leave Will with him. Lucas and Will start playing airplane, but Lucas drops Will. Sami rushes in and asks Lucas what the hell he's done to her son.

Carrie decides to skip out of Mike's party. Meanwhile, Winston and Lewis tell Mike that they want to hire Carrie as the PR person and they want him to offer her the job. Nancy and Craig spy on the conversation and think that they are one step closer to ousting Mike. Later, Mike talks with Lexie about the situation. Lexie thinks Mike can handle it, but then Mike tells Lexie about "the kiss." Lexie tells Mike that he and Carrie must have got caught up in the excitement, but Mike says this was a real kiss. Lexie tells Mike that despite what happened, it's not right to keep Carrie from taking a job that could further her career. Mike asks her what he's supposed to do and Lexie says to give Carrie the opportunity to decide whether she wants the job. Carrie is busy thinking about Mike when he calls her. Mike says he needs to talk with her and asks if they can meet.

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