July 99 Week 4

Monday

July 26
Mike is working in his office when Lexie comes to see him. Mike asks Lexie if she know if he has any support here? Lexie says many of the doctors and nurses are behind him, but some have sided with Ali, and others are confused. Mike says that would include Carrie. Mike tells Lexie that he finally told Carrie that he slept with Ali, and Carrie thinks Ali's lawsuit might be justified. Lexie asks Mike if he thinks Carrie is secretly siding with Ali? Mike says Carrie believes Ali more and him less, but Lexie says deep down Carrie supports him. Lexie tells Mike that she will be happy to testify for him. Mickey walks in and says good, after hearing Lexie's support speech, and tells Mike that he needs to go over a list of people to call to the stand. Lexie decides to leave, and Mickey talks with Mike about the list of nurses to be called to the stand. Mike notices that Carrie's name is absent, so when Mickey goes to add it, Mike says "no!" Mike says he doesn't want Carrie dragged into this, but Mickey says if they don't, Gregory will. Mike wants to protect Carrie because they will make a life together after this trial. Mickey tells him to forget about that for now and focus on the trial.

Ali is talking to her Carrie doll on the balcony and strangles her for slandering her infront of the reporters. Claire shows up and tells Ali that they have a meeting with Gregory today. Ali wants to go alone, but Claire refuses to let her do so. Ali says fine, but not to get involved because she is going in for the kill. As she says that, she pops her Carrie doll's head off behind her back. Ali and Claire go to see Gregory, who wants to talk about who they will call to the stand. Gregory plans to call Craig and Nancy Wesley, some of the nurses, and Claire offers to bring in character witnesses from Ali's past. Ali interjects and says that the only person she cares about is Carrie Reed. Ali says she wants Carrie to feel the pain and humiliation she has by making Carrie testify that she had an affair with Mike.

Back at the hospital, Nancy tells Craig how nervous she is, but Craig says its just because they are so close to their goal. Craig tells her that she doesn't need to worry about anything, but Nancy says Carrie is still on Mike's side and they can't publicity come out against him. She also thinks that Claire and Ali are powder kegs and if they talk, boom, their future will go up in smoke! Ali and Claire return and Ali tells Craig and Nancy that they are going to call Carrie! Claire tells Ali that is not the goal of these proceedings, but Ali says all she cares about is ruining Carrie's life. Ali's eagerness to get revenge on Carrie only makes Nancy more nervous. Craig thinks Claire will control Ali, but Nancy says Claire doesn't know how to control her daughter! Craig tells her not to worry, by this time next month he will be COS!

Claire runs into Mike and Mickey and says she will see them at the deposition. Meanwhile, Ali grills her Carrie Reed doll like she was on trial. Ali makes the doll say that Carrie slept with Mike while she was married to Austin, she bored him to death, but she couldn't steal him away from her (Ali) because he loves her too much.

In Carrie's office, Carrie is talking on the phone to a reporter and defends Mike, but after the call, she says she doesn't know what to believe. Austin shows up and tells Carrie that they need to talk. Austin tells Carrie that she can move back into the apartment, he is moving into the Kiriakis mansion to spy on Lucas. Carrie thinks maybe this is for the best and he will see that Lucas isn't hurting Will. Austin doesn't want to get into this again, and neither does Carrie, so they call a truce. Carrie tells Austin that she owes him an apology, Mike did sleep with Ali and he was right all along. Carrie says that she still think Mike's wouldn't harass anyone, but Austin asks her as a woman if she has any doubts about the perfect doctor Mike. Carrie says she still supports Mike. She apologizes for not signing the papers earlier and says she will do it now. As she is about to sign them, Austin stops her and tells her to wait. Carrie doesn't understand, so Austin tells her that he talked to Sami and she convinced him to give counseling a try. Austin grabs the divorce papers from her and says counselling will be important for both of them.

At the Dimera mansion, Stefano comes home and tells Vivian, who is still with Nicholas, that he heard her and her nephew talking. Stefano says "your not really dying are you Vivian?" Vivian tells him that he is hearing things, but Stefano says that Nicholas was talking like she had a long life ahead of her. Vivian begins to put on a show by holding her head and crying. Stefano applauds Vivian on her wonderful performance and tells her that it's not going to work this time. Nicholas calls Stefano a heartless bastard and calls Lexie. Nicholas asks Lexie to come to the mansion, Vivian has taken a turn for the worse. Lexie says that she will be there in a few minutes. Lexie arrives and cares for Vivian, checking all her vitals and sorts. Lexie says that Vivian needs rest. Stefano asks Lexie, in private, what is really going on. He says that he trusts her completely, is Vivian really dying? Lexie says that Vivian has taken a turn for the worse, the shots she's been giving her are no longer doing their work. Stefano asks how long she has left. Lexie says she doesn't know. Back inside, Vivian tells Nicholas that was a performance, and Lexie gave her a placebo. Vivian says she has a plan and asks Nicholas to run an errand for him.

Greta and Eric are dining in a French restaurant, Greta has to help Eric with ordering his dinner. Greta thanks Eric for coming with her because she can't imagine doing this alone. Eric asks Greta when she saw her mom last. Greta says it was at her house her in Paris, she was missing Father John. Greta pulls out the compact and says Father John gave this to her mom, it meant a lot to her. Eric comments that it was nice of Billie to let them use it. Greta looks into the compact and wishes it could tell her what happened to her mother. Greta once again thanks Eric for coming with her and promises that the trip won't be all business, she wants to show him all the sites in Paris. Eric says he wants to see them, and the house where she grew up. Greta wonders who might be living there now. Eric says that he can't believe Hope was able to impersonate her mother for years and fool all her friends. Greta says she wants to know what happened to her mother after Hope took over her life. Eric chokes when he sees the bill, but relaxes when Greta translates it into American money. As Greta plays with the compact, she finds the secret compartment with the key inside! Greta has no idea what the key is too, but it had to be pretty important to hide.

Gina is still looking for John's letter at the Paris house. She remembers John telling her abut the safe deposit box at the Faversham bank and thinks that the letter must be there. As she is opens the door to leave, Gina walks right into Bo! Bo struts inside and asks Hope if she is redecorating? Gina tells him to leave now, but Bo just tells her how messy she is getting. Gina asks him once again to go, but Bo says he can't go until he helps her. Gina asks if he read her goodbye note, and Bo says yes. Gina tells him that she thought she made herself clear in the letter. Bo says she was clear, but he's stubborn. Gina tell Bo that she told him it was over between them and she thought he would have gotten the message. Bo says he has. Gina asks how he found her, and Bo tells her that he knew she lived here as Princess Gina. Bo asks if she came here right after the wedding, and Gina tells him that is none of his concern. Bo says it is, and tells her about John and Marlena's honeymoon. Bo tells Gina that John has been found, alive, but doesn't remember anything. Gina is shocked to learn that John remembered Marlena. Gina says she is happy that everything worked out for them. Bo tells Gina about Shawn D, he's miserable and wants to come home from boarding school and go back to Salem High. Gina says fine, he was the one who wanted to go away. Bo comments that Greta probably felt abandoned when she was sent to boarding school, and Gina says that was never the intent. Gina finally asks Bo what he's doing here, and Bo says he wants to immerse himself in Princess Gina's life. Gina tells him that this is crazy, he can't pull this off! Bo says she was able to do it, so why can't he change himself? Gina says it was different with her, she believed she was Gina. Still, Bo sees no reason why they can't do it, together.

Tuesday

July 27
Outside of the DiMera Mansion, Stefano begs Lexie to tell him the truth about Vivian. He asks exactly how much time Vivian has left. Lexie accuses her father of feeling guilty for not being there for Vivian. Stefano says he and Vivian have a European attitude towards their marriage, they don't have to be there for one another every second of the day. However, Stefano takes solace that she will be there to comfort him when Vivian passes on. Stefano tells her that he cherishes how close they have become and that they can confide in one another.

Inside, Vivian tells Nicholas that everything is going their way. She says she has the perfect way out of this, all he has to do if follow through with his assignment. Nicholas agrees to do what she wants, and so he leaves. Nicholas goes to get Stefano and tells him that Vivian wants to see him. Nicholas talks to Lexie, and Lexie tells him that Vivian has to be honest with Stefano. Nicholas says that Vivian has something far different in mind. Nicholas asks Lexie to be patient a little while longer, Vivian has a plan to settle this once and for all. Lexie asks what Vivian is planning, but Nicholas can't say.

Stefano goes to see Vivian, who puts on a performance for Stefano. Vivian tells Stefano that she needs him to make sure her last wish comes true. Stefano tells her that of course he will grant her last wish. Vivian thanks him and says having him here by her side is enough. Stefano says he hates to see her in this condition. Vivian says it's not his fault, it's not like anyone was controlling her. Vivian says her nervous system is worn out and nobody can undo the damage. Lexie walks in and says that is not true. Lexie says that Vivian's condition is terminal, but . . . Vivian interrupts her and says she can die happy with her husband by her side. Vivian says she missed him while he was in Europe, and Stefano says he thought that she didn't need him because she had Nicholas. He asks what is going on between her and Nicholas. Vivian says that Nicholas has helped her get an office at Titan where she can at least feel useful. Stefano tells Vivian that he will be with her until the end, and Vivian says she looks forward to it. She then quotes a Bible passage, "As ye sow, ye shall reap."

MEanwhile, Nicholas goes to see Dr. Wu. Nicholas asks Dr. Wu if he still has the device? Dr. Wu does, he has it in a jar of either. Wu says it is an instrument of evil, and asks Nicholas what they are planning to do? Nicholas asks Dr. Wu to do some work on the device, his aunt has a surprise for Stefano.

At the hospital, Craig tells a nervous Nancy that they are coming into the home stretch now. Nancy wonders where Ali is, and Craig says she's getting ready to drop another bomb on Mike. Craig tells Nancy about Ali's interview, and Nancy worries that Ali might not be able to handle it. Craig says that she'll be fine. One of the other nurses shows up an complains about her shift, she says "I guess if you don't sleep with the COS you get a lousy shift!" Craig takes this time to tell the board members that the sexual harassment suit is affecting the moral of the staff. The board members say they have noticed this and have decided to take action.

At the Java Cafe, Claire wants to coach Ali for her TV interview, but Ali tells her mom that she already knows what she has to say. Gregory tells ALi that her mother is just trying to help. Ali says she's not worried about the interview, she is worried about getting Carrie to admit to her affair on the stand. Ali says this deposition is the best way to bring Carrie to her knees. We then see a fantasy of Ali's in which she grills Carrie on the stand. Carrie admits that she had sex with Mike so he would leave her (ALi), she's (Carrie) stupid, mean, and guilty! Ali spaces out and starts screaming she rests her case, guilty as charged! Claire tells Ali to snap out of it! Ali finally comes to and the TV reporter shows up to interview Ali. The reporter tells ALi that if she brings his ratings up, he'll make her a household name.

In Mike's office, Mike tells Mickey that Carrie is researching Ali's past. Mickey says it won't do any good, in sexual harassment cases a the accusers past sexual history can't be used against them. Mike thinks that means he and Carrie are safe, but Mickey says that he and Carrie are fair game. Mike says he can't let his affair with Carrie come out because Carrie will be dragged through hell. Mike wants to end this as soon as possible, and Mickey says there is one way to speed up the process. Mickey explains to him what his option is off camera, and Mike agrees to do it, so Mickey goes to set things up.

Mike goes out in tha hall and learns from Nancy that Carrie is with Austin at the marriage counselor. Mike looks at his schedule and sees that one of the nurses has crossed her name off the list to assist him in the OR. Later, and one of the doctors tells Mike that they held a meeting without him because they would divisive if he was there. Craig asks Mike if he is okay? Mike says he is great aside from the fact that half the staff is treating him like a pariah. Suddenly, one of the nurses sees Ali on TV and they turn the volume up. Ali says that she is standing up for women everywhere. Everyone in the hospital watches as Ali says that Mike uses women and tosses them aside, Mike should not be in a position of power. Ali closes by saying when the truth comes out about Mike and his PR machine, everyone will know just how low Mike Horton will go. After the interview, everyone stares at Mike, who says he hopes they wait until all the facts come out before passing judgement. The board members tell Mike and Mickey that they have decided to call a board meeting for all parties involved will attend. Craig tells Nancy that they can start the countdown till how many minutes Mike has left as Chief of Staff. Mike is worried about this, but Mickey tells him that he should worry about Ali. Mike is happy that Carrie won't be here for this.

Back at the Java Cafe, Rex, the TV Reporter, tells Ali that he wants to do a prime time interview with her soon. Rex leaves and Gregory leaves to take a call. Claire tells Ali how proud of her she is, she didn't expect to be her to be so charismatic. Ali tells her mom that show business is in her blood, and perhaps she become an actress or talk show host. Gregory returns and tells ALi that he has heard from the hospital.

Ali, Claire, and Gregory show up at the hospital and see Mike and Mickey. Mike tells Ali that she is doing a nice job of tearing the staff apart. Ali tells him that he did that himself. She is unhappy that Carrie won't be here, but says that both he and Carrie will get what is coming to them! They all go into the meeting and Craig and Nancy wish they knew what was going on inside. Inside, the board says they want to settle this lawsuit out of court. Ali refuses and shouts "absolutely not!" Ali demands her day in court! Claire asks Ali to be reasonable and listen to what is being suggested. One of the board members says they want to bring in an arbitrator to deal with this, but Ali says she won't accept this! Gregory asks to talk with ALi about this. Mickey tells Mike that this is the best way out, but it is up to Ali. Claire and Greg try to convince Ali that arbitration works to their advantage. Ali asks if they can still call Carrie to the stand and expose her for the lying bitch she is? Gregory says yes, so Ali agrees to it. Later, Ali tells her Carrie Reed doll that she will be the looser, and then she wrips some of the doll's hair out. Elsewhere, Mickey tries to convince Mike to stay away from Carrie, but Mike refuses.

Carrie thanks Austin for agreeing to go to counseling. Austin says this is their last chance, if it doesn't work, their marriage is over. The marriage counselor, Pat Ramsey, shows up and meets with them to talk. They explain to the counselor that Carrie was unfaithful, and Austin found out about it in a very humiliating way. Carrie says that it is all her fault, but Pat says while they are here there is to be no moralizing, judging, or blaming. Pat says that adultery does not occur in a vacuum, Austin must share his responsibility for Carrie's mistake. Carrie says no, she is fully responsible. Pat asks Carrie how she was feeling before the affair? Carrie says she was feeling abandoned because Austin ran off with her sister. Austin says he didn't love Sami, and Sami needed him. Carrie says she needed him too. Austin accuses Carrie of using his attempt to help Sami as a way to justify her affair with Mike. Pat wants to stay focused on the two of them right now. She says that she knows they went through a great deal to be together, so can they draw on their history of overcoming obstacles to find their way back to one another? Do they want to be together again? Carrie says she thinks they can work through their problems, but Austin isn't sure because Carrie's feelings are split. Pat asks Austin for his feelings? Austin says he loves Carrie with all his heart, but he can't trust her. Carrie says she can understand, but will do anything and everything to make it up. Pat asks Austin if he can find it in his heart to forgive her?

Wednesday

July 28
At the marriage counselor's office, Austin says he doesn't know if he can forgive Carrie. Pat tells Austin that if he wants to save his marriage, he has to forgive and learn to trust again. Austin tells her that he doesn't think he can do that. Pat tells Austin that he needs to meet Carrie half way by letting go of his anger toward her. Still, Austin says he can't forgive her and doesn't want to go through this again. Austin tells Pat that he's angry, she not only slept with Mike, but she delayed their family because of work. Carrie says she can have a career and kids, but Austin refuses to put his kids in front of a TV or leave them with a sitter. Carrie can't believe Austin is giving up and asks Austin what happened to the fighter she married? Austin asks her if she wants him to beat up Mike in the ring? Carrie says no, and that this isn't Mike's fault. Austin is angry that she is defending Mike again and says he is a sleaze. AUstin hopes that this lawsuit will cause Mike to lose his job and dreams just like he has. Carrie says she is the bad guy here, not Mike, that is all she is trying to say. Carrie says she's sorry for wasting the marriage counselor's time. Pat asks her to ask Austin if he can forgive her? Carrie does, but he says not as long as she loves Mike. Pat asks Carrie if she can tell Austin that he is the only man she loves? Carrie says that she can't pretend she doesn't have feelings for Mike. Austin wonders why they even came here, it was a waste of time. Austin says it's over and walks out. Carrie gets up, and Pat tells her that she should give Austin some time to cool off before following him. Carrie says that is not where she is going. Carrie says that whoever said you can't love two people was wrong. Pat tells Carrie to sit with it for awhile, don't do anything right away. Carrie says she has to put an end to the pain for both of their sakes.

Mike goes to see his grandmother to tell her that the lawsuit won't go to court, it will be settled through arbitration. ALice is thankful to hear this news. Mike feels bad that she is not proud of him. Alice says his grandfather would be proud of him, she just wishes he hadn't gotten involved with Ali. Mike comes clean with his grandma and tells him that he did sleep with Ali, and he told Carrie as well. Mike says he will never forget the look on Carrie's face when he told her. Alice tells him to think about how Austin felt when he learned of their affair. Mike says he didn't want to hurt Austin, but Alice says he did. Mike says he should have waited, and ALice says he should have because Carrie is not available. Mike says that he could handle loosing his career, as long as he doesn't lose Carrie. Alice hopes his grandfather isn't listening and heard that remark! Mike says of course he cares about his COS position, he is confident he will win this case, but he's not sure about keeping Carrie. ALice tells Mike that the greatest proof of his love for her would be to let her go. Mike says that Carrie loves her, but Alice says that is not the answer to everything. Alice tells her that he is forgetting honor and commitment. Mike says he has those and plans on asking Carrie to marry him one day. Mike says his future is at stake here, but Alice says not only his. Mike tells Alice that she is right and he knows what he has to do. Mike goes to the Cheatin Heart and finds Austin sitting there.

At the DiMera mansion, Stefano leaves Vivian, and Lexie tells Vivian that she doesn't like doing this. Lexie tells Vivian that she could lose her license for this. Vivian says it will be over soon. Lexie asks if she is going to tell her the truth? Vivian says no, she's going to give him the shock of his life. Lexie tells Vivian that she has lied to her husband and father and is violating her oath as a physician. Downstairs, Nicholas returns home and as he is about to open the door, Stefano opens it and runs into him. Stefano asks Nicholas what is in the jar? Nicholas tells him that it is pickles, Vivian wanted some. Stefano asks Nicholas if he knows what Vivian would want in the way of a funeral? Nicholas says she'd want a thoughtful memorial with friends and family. Stefano says he will see to it, and goes out for some air. Nicholas takes the chip up to Vivian, who tells him "you know what to do!" Nicholas leaves and Lexie and Vivian argue about Stefano. Stefano returns and asks Vivian what she was talking about him being a monster? Vivian says she was telling Lexie that she is lucky to know Stefano now and not when he was the man was. Lexie has to return to the hospital, leaving Stefano alone with Vivian. Nicholas returns and Vivian asks Stefano for a few moments with him, so Stefano leaves. Nicholas tells his aunt that "it" is ready, but asks if she wants to do this? Vivian says she does, she's about to give him a taste of the hell he's put her through. Stefano goes downstairs and thanks Lexie for making the house call. Lexie hates seeing her father suffer like this. Stefano says there is nothing anyone can do, but Lexie says he is wrong. Before she can elaborate, Abe shows up. Nicholas comes downstairs and tells Stefano that the end is near, and she is asking for him. Stefano goes upstairs and Lexie tells Abe that she has been lying to her father and him about Vivian's condition. Abe wants an explanation, but Lexie says not here. Abe asks her what Stefano did to her, but Lexie says it isn't that way. Abe and Lexie go outside and Lexie tells Abe that Vivian is not dying. Upstairs, Stefano puts on her act for Stefano. She says she wants to share some tea and scones and pretend things are normal, this could be their last meal together. Stefano bites into a scone and screams out in pain. Stefano pulls out the device and asks what the hell is this? Vivian says she thought he'd recognize it, it is the device he implanted in her tooth to control her. She also adds that there is another word for what he tried to do to her, murder!

Bo calls Abe from Paris and tells him about "Hope." He tells him all about his plan to fool Gina by pretending she is still "Hope." Meanwhile, Gina ransacks her house trying to find John's letter, but of course she doesn't find it. She tells herself that the real Princess GIna must have received it, and possibly took it to her grave. Bo shows up at Gina's place in a tuxedo to take her out to dinner at the La Roulette. GIna tells him that is for Rock Stars and Models, they could never get a table. Bo says he already has reservations, but he can cancel, he doesn't mind staying here with her. Gina tells him that she will go with him, it would be a shame to waste a reservation. Bo asks her about her memory, but she says she hasn't remembered anything new. Bo says he's going to call John, so Gina asks if JOhn remembers anything? Bo says he doesn't know, he'll ask him. Gina tells herself that she will go out with Bo tonight, but will spend the rest of the night searching for John's letter. She truly believes John will remember and come back to her. Gina returns all dressed up and Bo says that John is happy that he (Bo) is here helping her. Bo says that he thinks John would be interested in anything they find out, as long as it doesn't come between him and Marlena. Gina says that sometimes things happen that they can't control. Bo asks if she'd care to elaborate? Gina gets cranky and tells him to forget dinner tonight. Bo asks her if the dress she is wearing is Gina's? Gina says yes, and comments that it is odd that this house has been closed up for years, though it seems like someone has removed items from the house. Bo asks her if they are going out to dinner or not, and she finally agrees to go. Bo says he wonders if they'll run into someone from her past, and Gina says that wouldn't surprise her.

At the castle, Kurt returns to the real Gina. Kurt has returned from her Paris house with some gowns for her. Gina tells Kurt that she needs him to go back to the Paris house, there is something she must know. Kurt says he will do it after dinner, he has made reservations at her favorite restaurant. Gina says "La Roulette? and comments that it would be nice to spend an evening out with friends." Gina tells Kurt that this is going to be an unforgettable evening! However, Gina suddenly wonders what would happen if John came for her when they were out? Kurt, realizing Gina has no idea how long it has been, tells her that he's sure he won't. Gina says he is right and then combs her hair. Gina says that she'll have to tell her friends that tonight is the last night she will be able to dine with them, because once John arrives she will have no time for them. Kurt asks "not even time for your friend Kurt?" Gina tells Kurt that she is sure Stefano will take care of him, just like he has taken care of her. Gina says it was Stefano who brought her hear to wait for John to return. Kurt knows the real reason Stefano brought her here, and mumbles Stefano brought you here to protect you. GIna asks Kurt what she needs protection from? Kurt says that she needs protection from men might prey upon her because of her beauty. Gina says that the men mean her no harm. Besides, the only man she needs is John. Gina says she hasn't been out in ages, and asks if there is a full moon? Kurt says yes, and Gina says the last time there was a full moon, she was in John's arms. Gina grabs John's letter and they leave for the restaurant, but not before writing John a note saying she is out for the moment, but will be back soon. Kurt wonders if they'll run into someone from her past, and she says nothing would surprise her.

Thursday

July 29
Abe and Lexie go home, Abe is furious with Lexie for lying about Vivian's health. Abe knows Lexie would have to have had a good reason to lie, so he asks of Stefano commited a criminal act against Vivian? Lexie says that Stefano refused to get Vivian medical care, he kept her isolated from her friends and family. Abe says he realizes that Vivian was after Stefano's Titan stock, but how could she keep this from him? Lexie feels guilty enough as is. Abe asks what made her do this, and LExie says her mother asked her to do it. Abe doesn't want Lexie involved with Stefano any longer, but Lexie says Stefano has been kind to her and shown her a side no one else sees. Abe tells her it is all an act, and he will turn on her when he realizes her part in this. Lexie doesn't believe that, so Abe calls her a fool. Lexie says she told him in hopes he would understand, not call her a fool! Abe apologizes, and Lexie calms down. Lexie says that she has so much tension in her life, and tells Abe about Mike and Carrie. Abe tells Lexie that they need to spend more time together, and make that baby they have been wanting.

At the DiMera Mansion, Stefano pretends like he has no idea what the chip is. Vivian tells him what it is, and he denies it, telling her not to get so excited. Vivian leaps from her bed and begins to strangle Stefano. Stefano throws her off and asks "you aren't dying are you?" Vivian tells him of course not, no thanks to him! Vivian says she knows he owns the townhouse and he married her to keep the townhouse. They argue and Stefano realizes she plotted to get the Titan stock from him. Vivian warns him that if anything happens to her, she will tell all of Salem! Stefano tells her to go right ahead, no one will believe her! Vivian says oh yes they will, and Abe and Roman will be very happy to put him behind bars! Stefano wonders who else was involved in this charade, and realizes Lexie was. Stefano wonders how Alexandra could do this to him. Vivian says "because she knows what a bastard you are!" Stefano wants to know what she wants? Vivian says a divorce and the stocks, so he says fine. Vivian tells Stefano that after they sign the divorce papers he can go off to Europe to be with Gina. Vivian says she is returning to the townhouse, which she also wants. Stefano says fine, but he never tried to kill her. Vivian tells him that he did, and if he tries again they will return for him. Vivian and Nicholas leave, and Stefano trashes the room. Outside, Nicholas still worries about Stefano because a man like him doesn't like to lose. Vivian says "but he has lost!" Inside, Rolfe tells Stefano that at least he doesn't have her death on his conscious, and now he can go be with Gina and obtain the last Rennet. Stefano tells Rolfe that he is right, but he still has some unfinished business that has to be attended to. (After that line the shot pans over to Lexie).

Carrie goes home and finds Sami packing up Austin's stuff. Sami asks if the marriage counseling was successful? Carrie says Austin became angry and walked out, and she'd rather not discuss it. Sami says she is sorry for what she is going through. Carrie can't believe how compassionate she is. Sami says she's changed, she knows she can't go around lying and scheming, but she (Carrie) has changed as well, she's not the perfect sister anymore. Carrie says she has never felt so confused and so full of conflict. They talk about Mike and the lawsuit, and Carrie tells Sami that she knows the truth about Mike now. However, she still wants to protect Mike's job. Sami asks if that is because it is her job, or because he is her lover? Carrie says she is trying to save her marriage, but Sami tells her that she's putting Austin through hell because she still can't give up Mike. Carrie tells her that this is none of her business, but Sami says she doesn't want to see Austin hurt. Sami tells Carrie to let Austin go if she loves him, but she won't because she can't bare the thought of him being happy with someone else. Carrie accuses Sami of being the old Sami and wanting Austin all to herself. Carrie tells Sami that Austin will never love her the way she wants him to. Sami then drops a bomb on Carrie, Austin asked her to move in with him!

At the Cheatin' Heart, Mike finds Austin and wants to talk now that the shock is over. Austin says he is not over it and suggests he leave before he does something he might regret. Mike tells him that he can't until he tells says what he has to say. Austin asks what he has to say, and Mike tells him that he is sorry for everything. Austin doesn't believe him and says he knows he told Carrie the truth, which changes the way Carrie feels about him. Mike tells Austin that this isn't about him, he wants him to forgive Carrie. Austin asks why, so you can feel better? Austin calls him a selfless and heartless bastard for asking this of him. Austin says that he prays that Carrie wakes up and realizes what a jerk he is. Austin tells Mike that he will never forgive him for what he's done, so Mike leaves. Mike realizes Carrie needs him now more than ever.

In Paris, Bo and "Hope" arrive at La Roulette. People realize she is GIna, and Bo tells "Hope" to let them think she is Gina to get the answers they need. Bo asks the waiter to dust of the bottle of champaign that they have been saving for a special occasion. Bo asks "Hope" if being here conjures up any memories. It does, Gina remembers dining here with Stefano, but says "not really." Bo knows she remembers and says he has to find his Hope, who is buried under Stefano's creation. The Duke and Dutchess show up and Princess Gina introduces Bo to them. The Duke is planning a cruise to Morocco on their yacht, and he asks Bo how big his yacht is? Bo says it is a sloop, and he named it after the woman he loved. The Duke invites Gina to a party at their home because they know she admires their art collection. Bo asks if his art collection is extensive? The Duke says yes, and that he has the last remaining Rennet paintings. Bo charms the Duke, who tells Princess GIna to please bring her friend with her to the party. After they leave, "Hope" laughs and tells him that he handled himself well with royalty. Later, Bo tells "Hope" that she has a little sauce on her chin. "Hope" opens up her purse, and Bo quickly pulls out the compact and asks her if she's looking for this? "Hope" asks where he got that? Bo says he bought it for her this morning, and she thanks him. "Hope" says that she wishes she could find the real compact, she left her duplicate back in Salem. Bo asks why it is so important? "Hope" says it is a symbol of the life she lived as Gina, and the compact was very important to the real Gina. Bo says that perhaps John gave it to her because they were lovers. Bo says maybe some day this compact can be as important to her. "Hope" says she will think of him every time she uses it. Later, "Hope" and Bo dance the waltz.

Elsewhere Kurt and the real Princess GIna go to "La Roulette," but this one is completely empty. It is obvious that Kurt has lied to Gina about taking her to the real La Roulette, but that does not stop Gina from "seeing" a restaurant filled with patrons, all who are looking at her. Gina asks why the restaurant isn't full, so Kurt tells her they must be at the opera. Gina says she and Steffie went to the opera all the time, but John didn't like to go. Princess Gina tells Kurt that the baroness really needs a face lift, she is showing her age. Gina smokes her cigarette and sets a lunch date with a baroness, who is there only in her imagination. Kurt brings Gina her dinner, but she says it is grotesque and demands he take it be taken out of her sight. Kurt goes to get her something else, and Gina looks for her compact, which she can't find. She then stands up and tells all the imaginary patrons that she wants her compact back, whoever took it give it back! Gina starts screaming for her compact, and Kurt, who has returned, tells her that everyone is staring. Gina apologizes to everyone, who return to eating their meals. Gina tells Kurt that she knows she had the compact at Maison Blanche, and perhaps John has it with him? Kurt says perhaps it is lost. Gina says she is lost, she has lost everyone she loves. Kurt tells her that all her friends are here, and as Gina stares a them, they disappear. Gina tells Kurt that everything has been stolen from her, something is terribly wrong. Gina says that she feels like her soul has been ripped away from her. Kurt suggests that she feels this way because she misses John. Gina fears John will never come for her, but Kurt says he will come for her soon. Gina says she will make whoever did this to her pay, and then she and Kurt dance. As they dance we see that they are actually still at the castle.

Friday

July 30
At Carrie and Austin's apartment, Carrie accuses Sami of wanting Austin all along. Sami says she and Austin are not lovers, but Carrie says she'd jump in bed with him in a second if he gave her half a chance. Sami is about to respond when she sees Austin come in the door behind Carrie. Austin asks what is going on, and Carrie asks "you tell me?" Carrie accusses Austin of leading her on to believe they had a chance, while he secretly makes plans to move in with Sami. Austin says he only came up with this the other day, besides they will be in a two bedroom guest house at the Kiriakis mansion to watch Lucas and Will. Carrie tells Sami that she better confess that she lied about Lucas hitting Will, because she has learned first hand that Austin is not a forgiving man! Sami has a worried look on her face and glances over at Austin. Austin tells Carrie that he knows Lucas is a danger to Will. Carrie says fine, and that Kate must be thrilled she is moving in. Sami says she is out of town for a few days, and Sami plans to learn if Kate and Lucas put her on death row. Carrie tells Austin he must be proud of himself, choosing Sami over his wife first, and then his own mother! Carrie walks out, and Sami asks Austin if he is going to give up on his marriage? Austin says that it is over, he wants to concentrate on Will. Austin tells Sami that she has to make the move they talked about now. Austin tells her that there is no point in putting it off, so Sami says she will do it. Sami hopes Austin isn't sorry about asking her, and he says he isn't, it will be just like living at Tracey's.

At the hospital, Nancy is pacing around and playing with her hair. Craig tells her that there is no need to be nervous, but Nancy can't help but wonder "what if Ali goes nuts tomorrow at the arbitration and exposes us?" Mike shows up and asks them if they have seen Carrie, but they say no. They talk about tomorrow, and Craig tells Mike that Ali's lawyer has also called on him to testify tomorrow. Mike asks why, how could he help Ali's case? Craig says that Ali has probably called on everyone at the hospital.

In the hospital locker room, Claire meets up with Ali to take her to dinner to discuss their strategy for the arbitration. Ali says there is nothing to discuss, she is going to win. Ali says this lawsuit is in the bag, she'll have the arbitrator eating out of her hand when she exposes Mike and Carrie's affair. Ali says she will finish what she started with Carrie as well. Claire tells her to forget about this vendetta, but Ali tells her mother not to worry. Ali confronts Mike, who is still with Nancy and Craig, in the hall and tells him that he should start cleaning out his office, but Mike says he is planning to be here for years to come. Ali says that life is what happens when you are busy making other plans, isn't that right Craig? Craig tell Ali that this is between them, but Mike says this is affecting the whole hospital. Mike and Ali yell at one another in the hall, and a photographer takes a picture of them fighting. Mike asks Ali if she set this up to get more press, Ms. Queen of the Media? Ali says of course not, and promises Mike that she will let the whole world know the truth tomorrow. Carrie shows up and Mike apologizes to everyone for the distraction. Mike leaves and Ali thanks Nancy and Craig so much for their support, and storms off. Nancy tells Craig that they are doomed! Craig and Nancy demand Claire give them her word to protect them. Claire says that Ali only wants to hurt Carrie and Mike, but Craig says Ali could turn on all of them, mother included! Craig tells Claire to keep Ali focused on winning the lawsuit, not Mike.

Ali goes back to the locker room and says that she will win tomorrow, and will make Mike suffer. She tells her Carrie doll that she has very special plans for her! Ali shakes the crap out of her Carrie doll, who happens to turn into a real living Carrie doll, including all the Barbie like make-up, hair, and plastic jewelry! ALi ends up stabbing Carrie to get her out of the way so Mike will love her. Ali smiles and says "bye bye blondie!"

Elsewhere, Mike chases after Carrie and tells her not to panic about Ali's threats, he will make sure their relationship doesn't come out tomorrow. Carrie says that he can't guarantee that, and that maybe they deserve this. Mike tells her not to say that, he will protect her. Mike asks how the counseling session went? Carrie tells him that Austin left therapy early, and is moving in with Sami. Mike tells Carrie that he is here for her, but Carrie says their lives are a mess because they were selfish. Mike says he will sacrifice anything to protect her, he won't let her name be dragged through the mud. Mike asks Carrie to let him hold her, so she lets him.

At the castle, Gina is still imagining talking to all of her old friends. One of her friends asks about her little Greta, which saddens Gina. Gina tells Kurt that she would give anything to see Greta again. Gina says that once John arrives they will pick up Greta in New Orleans and go and live on their island. Gina says once she picks up Greta she is never going to leave her again. Gina continues to imagine seeing her friends and dances with an old friend, Richard, who once proposed to her. Later, Gina looks for her compact again and becomes angry when she can't find it. Kurt gives her a mirror, and when she looks into it, she exclaims "oh my God!" Kurt asks what is wrong, and Gina says that her makeup is a mess! Gina says she needs a good night sleep, and asks Kurt if they can go cruising on the yacht tomorrow? Kurt says whatever pleases her, but he has to run her errands at the Paris house. Gina asks him to open up the windows there and air the place out, and that he should run along now. Kurt leaves and locks Gina in her room. Gina tells herself that John will come for her tomorrow. Gina looks at herself in the mirror and says "Kurt is right, I am beautiful!"

At La Roulette, everyone applauds Bo and "Hope" when they conclude their dance. Bo tells her that it feels good to hold her in his arms again, as friends. Eric and Greta show up, and the host tells Grtea that her mother is here and asks if they want to sit with the princess? They see Bo and "Hope" and decide to say hi to them first, but they both remind one another not to let Gina know about the compact and key, or that they know she isn't "Hope" Eric and Greta approach Bo and "Hope." "Hope" hugs Greta and invites them to join them at their table. They all sit down and "Hope" asks what they are doing in Paris? Eric says they are exploring what happened to Greta's mother. Greta wishes that she could remember her time at New Orleans, and Eric says that he thinks the real Gina was alive and at Maison Blanche when Hope was given Gina's memories. Bo asks "Hope" what she thinks? "Hope" remembers the transfer process, but says she doesn't recall. Greta says that maybe he is wrong, after Stefano took John away from her mother, she fell apart. Greta says that her mother suffered a mental breakdown, but "Hope" says "That is absolutely impossible!" Bo asks if she knows something, and "Hope" says no, but Gina was a very strong woman and wouldn't fall apart over losing a friend. Greta says John and Gina were more than friends, they were lovers. Still, "Hope" refuses to think Gina would break down over losing him. Bo says he thinks he is a strong person, but he broke down when he thought she was dead. He says he had family and friends to help him through it, but Greta says Gina had no one. "Hope" says she has no memory of the real Gina having a break down, they must be wrong. Bo asks her how she can be so sure, unless she remembers all of the real Gina's feelings? "Hope" says no, but she knows she was in touch of reality. Eric wonders what happened to the real Gina after the memory transfer, and Bo says Stefano probably got rid of her. "Hope" says she is tired and decides to retire. After she leaves, Bo tells Eric and Greta that he has to convince Gina that Stefano not only created her, he will destroy her. Gina goes home and wonders if Greta is right about her mother, could she also end up mad? Gina wonders what Stefano did to the real Gina, and would he do the same to her for trying to escape with John. Suddenly, someone opens the door and enters the house. Gina finds Kurt and screams. Bo shows up and finds "Hope" unconscious on the floor, Kurt is hiding behind the curtains.

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