At the Titan photo-shoot room, Eric and Nicole's almost kiss is prevented when Eric gets a call. Eric has been invited to dinner at Austin and Carrie's and he invites Nicole to come as his date.
Eric and Nicole arrive at Austin and Carrie's for dinner. They talk about the Miami shoot over dinner and what a wonderful guy Eric is. Carrie asks Nicole where she is from and she just says that she's moved around from place to place. Austin and Carrie go to do the dishes, but Carrie is still thinking about Mike and Ali. Later, they all decide to play truth or dare. When it comes around to Nicole, Carrie asks her if there is anything she's ever done that she wishes she could change. Instead of answering the question, Nicole takes the dare. Nicole is dared to take someone's hand and tell them her true feelings about them. Nicole chickens out and tells Carrie how much she admires her and that her brother is kinda nice too. It comes around to Carrie's turn and Austin asks her if she thinks about anyone else romantically besides her mate (All these questions and dares are on cards).
Up in Kate's office, Stefano really lets Sami have it. He tells her that he will never let anyone talk to his partner in that tone and then he asks her who the hell she thinks she is. Sami apologizes to Stefano, and then to Kate. Sami is on the verge of tears and runs out in the office. Lucas taunts her by saying Stefano is watching her and Sami warns him that she's watching him and then mentions him being a drunk father. Lucas goes into his mom's office and tells Stefano that Sami has Kate right where she wants her. Kate says that Sami just thinks she has power of her, but she doesn't. Stefano asks Kate to fire Sami, but Kate says that she can't because she needs to watch her. Lucas compliments Stefano on putting Sami in his place and is happy that he is going to be at Titan. Lucas leaves and Stefano asks Kate why she's really protecting Sami. Kate just tells him the same excuse and changes the topic to the townhouse. Kate asks why he doesn't want anyone to know he owns that townhouse. Stefano tells Kate that he will tell her, but no one must know. Stefano tells Kate that he was involved with some disreputable art dealers and had to hide his valuables with Mr Jones because the IRS wanted the items. Stefano says that Jonsey became the owner and in turn bequeathed all the treasures to Stefano in his will, until Vivian came along and made Jonsey rewrite the will. Stefano tells Kate that he has big plans for Vivian, which intrigue Kate. Stefano tells her all in good time.
Lucas goes to see Sami in her office to gloat. Lucas tells Sami that Stefano is a master and Sami warns him if he chooses to side with Stefano then he'll end up like Peter or Kristen. A man shows up to deliver flowers to Sami, which are from Franco. Sami tells Lucas to go home and take care of Will and try not to drink. Lucas warns Sami that she's not the kind of girl a guy falls in love with, she's the kind of girl a guy uses to get something. Sami tells Lucas to shut the hell up and get the hell out of her office. Lucas leaves and Sami is sure that Franco is falling in love with her.
Franco goes to Titan to pick up Sami and runs into Kate. Franco tells Kate that she should encourage his relationship with Sami for her own protection, but Kate says she has all the protection she needs. Franco goes into see Sami and he tells her that she looks beautiful. Sami asks where they are going and he tells her that it's a surprise.
Later, Stefano tells Bart on the phone that he will bring Vivian down with Kate's help. Meanwhile, Lucas and Kate toast to Sami's demise.
John and Marlena go out for dinner and are stunned to see Roman and Billie at the restaurant they have chosen to dine at. They are all shocked, but make small talk. Then end up talking about Hope and Marlena and John fill Roman and Billie in on Bo and Hope's trek to the Bayou. John and Marlena go to their table and Billie comforts Roman. Roman in turn comforts Billie. Back at their table, Marlena feels for what both Roman and Billie must be going through. John and Marlena decide to dance, which causes Roman even more pain. Billie tells Roman that he deserves to find someone to love him as much as he loves them. Roman tells Billie that she deserves the same. John is beeped and has to make a call. Roman and Marlena bump into each other and they talk. Marlena is unhappy when she learns that Roman has come to New Orleans on ISA business. Marlena tells Roman she hopes he turns Shane's offer down, but Roman says it's no longer something she needs to concern herself with. Billie and Roman then begin to dance. Later, John takes Marlena on a carriage ride.
Bo and Hope have been attacked by Earl and Wayne in the swamp and one of them manages to put Hope in a chock hold with his rifle. Bo tries to reason with them as Swamp Girl watches. Bo tells them that they only want to find someone who knows Hope, but they assure them that they've never seen Hope. Bo shows them the picture of what Hope looked like and Earl tells Wayne that there is no way there can be two of them. Hope hears this and asks him what he means by two of them. Wayne tells Earl to shut up and Bo asks them who they are protecting. Wayne tells Bo not to move and then he fires his gun. Wayne says it was a warning shot because he thought Bo was going for a gun. Bo says he was going for a picture and shows a picture of Stefano to them, but they say they've never seen him. Wayne gets hit with a rock and Bo manages to get Wayne's gun and chases Wayne and Earl off. Bo and Hope realize that someone is watching them and they go to his who that someone is, but they find nobody. Hope tells Bo that they need to go to the river and find the forked tree. Hope and Bo run across some food and realize that Wayne and Earl are protecting someone out here. Hope and Bo finally find the forked tree and as they race toward it, Swamp Girl follows in close pursuit. When they finally arrive it is dark and begins to pour and they are forced to seek shelter. The show ends with Bo and Hope about to kiss.
At Austin and Carrie's place, Carrie has been put on the spot and she's asked if she has romantic feelings for anyone other than her mate. Carrie says she doesn't have to fantasize when she's married to a hunk. Eric draws a card for Austin and asks him if he has any fantasies he hasn't shared with his wife, but Austin says no. Carrie brings out some cheesecake for desert and Carrie says she'd hate for Austin to go back to boxing, it was brought up by Eric. Later they talk about Sami and Franco's new relationship. Carrie thinks Sami and Franco are up to something, but Austin says Sami does deserve to be happy and maybe he is the guy for her. Carrie is shocked that Austin defended Sami, but he says that if Sami is happy then she'll stay out of their lives. Later they all watch a horror movie on TV. Austin starts worrying about Lucas and his drinking again, but Carrie says that it's a scheme of Sami's. Suddenly Carrie gets a press release saying that the Chief Of Staff interviews are tomorrow and they are going to eliminate all but two doctors. Carrie becomes upset that Mike never mentioned it to her.
Kate and Lucas are toasting to Sami's demise. When Lucas comments about studying Stefano's moves, Kate warns him that Stefano is dangerous and she doesn't want him involved with Stefano. Lucas becomes suspicious and asks Kate if something is going on with her and Stefano. Kate says that she just knows Stefano by his reputation. When Lucas mentions Franco, Kate becomes uneasy. Suddenly Lucas asks Kate if she is paying Franco to go after Sami. Kate denies Lucas' claim and then Lucas realizes she hired Franco to break up Bo and Hope. Kate admits to Lucas that she hired Franco to break up Bo and Hope. Lucas tells her that he understands and thanks her for trusting him. Lucas asks if Sami knows and she tells him yes. Kate says that is the blackmail Sami has on her and it is all she has on her. Lucas realizes that Franco is using Sami to keep the secret, which he thinks is great.
Franco and Sami are toasting to their beautiful evening. They are out on a terrace and Sami tells Franco how wonderful he is. Franco tells Sami that he has more surprises for her and he asks her to dance. Suddenly Franco's old girlfriend, Monique Sinclair, shows up and cries to Franco that she thought they had something. Franco tells Monique that he cares for Samantha now, so Monique leaves. Sami asks Franco what that was about and Franco tells her that was a woman he saw once, but ditched her when he met her. Franco tells Sami that he will prove how he feels about her tonight. When Sami is away, Franco thanks Monique for her little performance. Sami returns and Franco tells Sami that he has someplace to take her, so they head off. Franco blindfolds Sami so he can surprise her. He leads her into a room which has been romanticized. Sami looks around and asks Franco what he's done. Franco apologizes if he offended her. Sami tells Franco that when she's been with men in her past, the circumstances have been less than ideal. Sami tells Franco about Alan raping her and then she tells him about Austin and Lucas. Franco tells Sami that she's never had a man truly make love to her, but he will take her home if she wants. Sami tells Franco no and she asks him to make love to her. Franco and Sami kiss and they go over to the bed, which is covered in rose peddles.
Out in the Bayou, Bo and Hope are stranded in the rain. Bo leans over to kiss Hope, but she pulls away. The storm grows worse and Bo and Hope realize they may be stuck out in the Bayou all night on there own. As they set up camp, Swamp Girl watches them closely, but she is scared off when Bo starts a fire. Bo and Hope start fighting about whether they have a future or not. Hope tells him that she can't think about the future until she finds out about her past. Bo says that her past is important to him as well and she's stuck with him as a partner whether she likes it or not. Hope pulls out an apple and Bo can't believe she's still carrying apples with her everywhere that she goes. Hope tells Bo that he doesn't need to worry about her, but Bo tells her that she'll always be in his heart. Hope says Billie and the baby need him right now. Bo knows that, but he refuses to let Hope pursue her past on her own, end of story. Hope promises to let Bo know about any clues she comes up with about her past, but she suggests he move on with his life. Silently, Bo tells himself that he'll never give up her. Bo holds Hope and they drift off to sleep. While they are sleeping, Swamp Girl approaches Bo and Hope and steals Hope's compact.
Sami and Franco are at the Salem Inn and are going at it hot and heavy. Sami recalls Vivian's advice about never letting a man pressure her into doing something she's not ready for. Sami pushes Franco away and says they need to stop. Sami tells Franco that she feels unexperienced compared to him. They talk about sexually transmitted diseases and when Franco pulls out a condom, Sami accuses him of setting her up just to get her into bed. Franco tells her that he just wanted to be prepared in case it did happen, which he thought would show her how much he cares for her. Franco tells her that he wants to make love to her, but tonight isn't the night and he offers to take Sami home. Sami tells Franco no and she asks him to make love to her. Franco and Sami undress each other and have sex. Afterwards, Sami tells Franco that she never knew it could be like this. Franco then gives Sami an ankle bracelet with an Italian phrase written on it that translates to "Without Trust, There Is Nothing." Franco asks Sami if she trusts him, because if she doesn't he'll feel like she used him. Franco goes on to say that if she is using him then it's over, he won't let her play with his feelings. Sami tells Franco that she trusts him with all her heart. Franco puts the bracelet on her and asks her to wear it as a symbol of what they share. Franco manages to convince Sami to stay with him all night.
At Carrie's place, Carrie is angry that Mike didn't tell her about the interviews tomorrow and decides she has to go to the hospital. This pushes him over the edge and he tells Carrie he's damn jealous of the amount of time she's spending with Mike. Austin apologizes and says he didn't mean it to come out like that. Carrie tells Austin she loves him and is committed to their marriage. Carrie and Austin kiss and Carrie tells Austin she may be out late. Carrie leaves and Austin starts watching boxing on TV. Austin has a fantasy about being back in the boxing ring again. Austin tells himself that was a whole other life. Austin begins worrying about Will again and Lucas' drinking.
Lucas is at the Kiriakis mansion making himself some drinks to celebrate Sami's downfall. The maid brings Will to say goodnight to Lucas, but he decides to keep Will up and play with him. Austin shows up and Will calls him daddy. Austin sees that Lucas is drinking and becomes upset because Sami was right about him drinking around Will. Lucas tells Austin that it's Ginger Ale. Lucas is upset with Sami because she and Franco went out on a date and are probably having sex. Austin tells Lucas that Sami deserves to be happy and she may really be trying to change. Lucas tells Austin that he knows better, which prompts Austin to ask Lucas what he knows. Lucas says he just knows that Sami is trashing him for no good reason. Austin leaves, but he sense that Lucas knows more than he's saying. After Austin is gone, Lucas plans to tell Sami that Franco is using her after he tells her that he loves her.
Austin goes home and bumps into Eric, who came to thank him and Carrie. Austin invites Eric in and they talk about Nicole. Meanwhile, Nicole has gotten another mysterious letter. She tells herself that she needs to make enough money and move somewhere where these people will never reach her. Nicole also says that if Sami found out it would ruin her career and her chance at happiness.
At the hospital, Lexie is helping Mike prepare for his interview. Lexie tells Mike that Carrie should be working with him, but Mike doesn't want to bother Carrie. Mike tells Lexie that Craig is already getting suspicious about his feelings for Carrie and he doesn't want her to be involved in a scandal. Lexie thinks there is something more and Mike admits to Lexie that Carrie may be having feelings for him, but she doesn't realize it. Lexie points out to Mike about Austin and Carrie's quickie marriage and how Carrie may have rushed into it to get back at Sami. Mike doesn't believe that and he also tells Lexie that he seriously likes Ali. Ali shows up and offers to help Mike with his questions, so Lexie bows out.
Carrie shows up at the hospital and runs into Craig, who rags on her about Mike panicking and hiding in his office. Carrie goes to Mike's office and overhears Mike and Ali working. Ali gets beeped and on the way out she sees Carrie. Carrie takes over for Ali and she asks Mike why he didn't tell her the interviews were moved up. Mike says she didn't want to ruin her plans with Austin, but she says she could have changed her plans. Carrie asks if he's mad at her and he asks why she would ask him that. Carrie tells Mike that for the past few days she feels that he's been avoiding her. Mike says that he's just been busy, that's all. Carrie refuses to leave and tells Mike they will work on these questions all night if it takes it.
Meanwhile, Craig talks to Ali about Carrie and he asks her that maybe she could help him. Ali tells Craig that the board wouldn't like a married man coming onto a nurse. Craig tells her after he's made Chief of Staff perhaps she'll realize just how much he can help her.
In his office, Mike wakes up and Carrie is sleeping on his couch. Mike remembers what happened the night before. Carrie was only planning on taking a nap and then going home, but obviously she never got home. Mike goes and takes a shower, but returns in a towel because he forgot to take cloths with him. Carrie wakes up and sees him in the towel and he tries to explain his situation to her. Suddenly Austin walks in and is rather shocked. They explain everything and Mike goes to get dressed. Austin is angry with Carrie and she realizes that he has doubts about what happened in Mike's office last night. Austin denies having doubts, but he says that he doesn't like Craig gossiping about his wife. Carrie calms Austin down and assures him that she loves him and only him.
Outside the office, Craig torments Mike about his night alone with Carrie. Craig tells Mike that he was the one who told Austin that he and Carrie spent the night together. Craig also tells Mike that he's not cut out for this job and his behavior with Carrie is going to impact his chance at getting this job. Craig walks off and Lexie tells Mike that if the board finds out that he was with Carrie it will be bad for him, but worse for Carrie.
Mike goes into his office and apologizes to Austin. Austin is really angry with Mike for ruining his night with Carrie. Austin realizes that he's beining insanely jealous and tells Mike he knows what it takes to win a fight. Meanwhile, Craig meets with Mrs. Winston and manages to drop to Mrs. Winston that Carrie and Mike spent the night together, working for his interview. Craig leaves and Mrs. Winston confronts Carrie about her relationship with Mike.
Sami wakes up at the Salem Inn and Franco is gone. Sami thinks Franco has just dumped her. Franco shows up in a towel, he was in the shower. Franco asks her if something is wrong and she just says that this is all so new to her. Sami tells him that Lucas keeps planting doubts in her head, but Franco tells her that they are together now.
Kate is eating some breakfast and Lucas comes in with a hangover. Kate becomes concerned about him and tells him that he's drinking far too much. Lucas tells her that she doesn't have to worry about him. Kate gets a call from Dr. Bader for Billie. Billie isn't in town and Kate learns that there is a problem with the Amnio results. Kate asks what is wrong and the doctor tells her the baby is fine, there was just a glitch in the read-out.
Billie wakes up in New Orleans only to learns that Bo isn't in his room and neither is Hope. Billie panics and thinks that Bo and Hope are back together. Billie calls Kate, who is happy that the baby is fine. Billie tells her mom that she's in New Orleans to find Bo. Kate hopes they are together, but Billie says he's here with Hope. Billie and Kate eventually end their call and Billie calls Roman's room, but he's not there either.
Back in Salem, Franco brings Sami home and Lucas acts like a smartass until Franco warns him to shut up. Lucas leaves and Sami and Kate start going at it as well. Sami vows to Kate that she will surprise the hell out of her in more ways than one. Sami leaves and Kate warns Franco that she better keep Sami happy, otherwise Sami will go after her. Franco tells himself that if he has to do it, he will sell Kate out.
In the swamp, Bo and Hope are sleeping in other's arms. Hope has a nightmare of a man yelling at her, she's in bandages, and he keeps telling her to return to Maison Blanche for more surgery. Bo comforts Hope and she tells him that she is sure someone here knows something. Bo realizes that their camp has been raided. Wayne and Earl show up and they have their gun back. They tell them that they have to go, but first they have to pay a fine for trespassing on private property and pay the parking fine at the gas station. Wayne and Earl take their money and Hope demands to know who they are protecting and if it is the girl in the photo, the photo they say isn't Hope. As Swamp Girl watches, Earl says that "she" has nothing to do with them. Suddenly, Swamp Girl looks at her face in Gina's compact and screams. Bo and Hope try to go find out what is happening, but Wayne points the gun at them and tells them to freeze. Hope wants to go help, but Wayne says that Swamp Girl just wants to be left alone. Meanwhile, Swamp Girl begins to cry.
Bo and Hope drive back to town and Hope tells Bo that she's going back to the Bayou. Bo tells her no way, but she tells him that this is her life. Hope tells Bo he needs to be with Billie and she needs to find that girl in the Bayou. Bo asks Hope to just wait till he can help her and Hope realizes that she should return to Salem for Shawn D's graduation from Middle School.
Billie rents a car to try and find Bo. Billie drives out to the Bayou and prays that Bo isn't in danger. Billie arrives at the gas station and Earl starts flirting with her. Wayne shows up as well and Billie asks them if they've seen her husband. Wayne and Earl start fighting over Billie. Billie starts screaming and Wayne and Earl's mom comes out and smacks her children and accuses them of being with pond scum. Billie shows them all the picture of Bo and they all deny seeing him. The woman apologizes to Billie again and she and her boys go back inside. Billie gets into her car and passes out.
Carrie meets with Alice and Mike shows up for his interview. Carrie tells Mike that his grandmother has such faith in him. Mike senses something is bothering Carrie and she tells him about her little confrontation with Mrs. Winston. Carrie gives Mike a present to cheer him up, the pen Tom used when he was Chief of Staff. Mike slyly tries to get rid of Carrie by telling her the interview won't be for hours. Carrie confronts Mike and asks him why he's always trying to get rid of her. Mike tells Carrie flat out that their relationship is leading to gossip and scandal. Carrie tells Mike that she's not going to let other people ruin their friendship. Alice comes in and tells Mike that Craig's interview is about over, which means he's next. Mike gets the call from the board and he heads off to his interview.
Austin goes down to the gym and has flashbacks and daydreams about fighting again. A guy recognizes Austin and tells him that he was such an awsome fighter. Darrel sees Austin and asks him to help train Vince and Eddie, two potential boxers. Austin and Darrel talk to the boxers and the boxers laugh at Austin when they learn he gave up boxing for his wife. Austin tries to help the two boxers out, but they challenge him to shut up and get in the ring.
Bo and Hope are on the plane getting ready to go back to Salem. Bo is afraid something could be wrong with the baby and if there is he blames himself. Hope tells Bo that a guilt trip won't change anything. Bo says if he hadn't been so quick to believe she'd given up on their love then none of this would have happen. Hope looks in her purse for some gum and she realizes that she's lost her compact. Hope is angry because she was hoping to have it checked out by a silversmith and now she thinks she'll never find the answers. Bo and Hope eventually come to the conclusion that Swamp Girl has the compact. Suddenly, Bo and Hope remember that this is their 13th anniversary. Bo and Hope then have REAL flashbacks of their wedding. Hope cries and Bo tells her that he didn't mean it to end up this way.
Back in the Bayou, Swamp Girl is cleaning herself up when she hears the horn of Billie's car blowing. Billie has collapsed against the steering wheel of her car and her horn is blaring. Wayne and Earl approach Billie with a gun and break into Billie's car. They carry Billie out of her car and Earl points out that there mom will be mad as hell if they "work" with her. They bring Billie inside and tells their mom that this woman is in bad shape. Billie says she needs a doctor, but the woman tells her that there is no doctor for 30 miles. Billie asks them to call a doctor, but the woman says she doesn't have a telephone. The woman tells Billie that her name is Arlene and she is a licensed midwife and she's in good hands. Billie asks what is wrong and the woman tells Billie that she's about to have a baby. Outside, Earl plays his guitar in hopes of soothing Billie. Arlene asks Billie to push and the baby begins to come out. Billie is happy when she hears it's a girl, but the baby isn't crying and Arlene just looks at Billie.
Later, Swamp Girl buries the compact. Unfortunately, she buried it on the edge of a stream and the earth gives way and the compact falls in.
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