At the prison Jack and Jen are in each others arms. As they are kissing a guard approaches Jack's cell. Jack manages to fool the guard, but then both Jack and Jen overhear two guards discussing "Hope's" whereabouts. The guards have noticed that Hope's car is still in the parking lot, even though she went off duty hours ago. They worry and decide to search the prison. Jack and Jen panic and search for a way to get Jen out. Jack hides Jen under his cot and starts screaming in pain, he tells the guards he thinks something is wrong with his appendix. The guards escort Jack out and leave the cell door open. Jen makes a break for it, only to be caught by T.C.! T.C. asks why she's here this late and Jen says that she felt ill after he came on to her. Jen says she just laid down in the library until she felt better. T.C. comes on to Jen once again, he tells her he can make her feel better. Suddenly Jack, and another guard show up and prevent T.C. from going any further with Jen. T.C. is pissed off with Jack and he says Jack obviously needs more lessens. Jack is put back into his cell and another guard walks Jen out to her car.
Jen returns home and is caught out front by Trent. Jen says that she's just been working on a story that could give her what she wants most in the world. Jen goes inside and Trent knows that what Jen wants most is Jack, he has to know what she is up to. In prison Jack wonders if perhaps there is a chance for him and Jen. T.C. looks in on Jack and says he won't be having sweet dreams for long.
At the hospital Marlena has brought Roman some butter pecan ice cream. Roman however pushes Marlena away and tells her to go. Roman tells Marlena not to come see him again and to get out of his life. Marlena says he doesn't mean that, but when he tells her to respect his wishes she leaves. Marlena is devastated when Shawn and Caroline approach her. Marlena tells Caroline what Roman said to her and Caroline tells Marlena that Roman is only trying to spare her the pain of watching him die. Back in his room Roman remembers his beautiful love for Marlena and wishes things didn't have to be this way. Marlena returns to Roman's room and refuses to leave him, she knows what he was trying to do. Roman tells Marlena he just didn't want her to put her through anymore pain, but Marlena says this is about his pain, not her's. Roman tells Marlena that when he returned to Salem he assumed that she still had feelings for him, and perhaps they could reunite. Roman says he now realizes he shouldn't have assumed that, he never thought that perhaps she would no longer want to be with him after the way he left. Roman apologizes for leaving her and he says he will always love her so will she please go. Marlena tells him that she is exactly where she wants to be, by his side. Marlena says she will continue to hope and pray for a cure, but if it doesn't come then she wants to spend his last days with him. Roman and Marlena hug, Marlena has tears running down her face.
Laura shows up at the hospital and she talks with Caroline and Shawn about Roman. Caroline prays that Roman can hold on long enough for John to return with a cure. Marlena comes out of Roman's room when Dr. Marcus (no relation to Marcus Hunter) shows up with Roman's test results. Dr. Marcus tells them all that Roman is developing an immunity to the medication, and that the virus is spreading rapidly, there is nothing they can do. Marlena then confides to Laura that she now realizes she was only crying for Roman. Marlena tells Laura that even though she's worried about John, her main focus right now is on Roman. Marlena tells Laura she feels guilty but Laura tells her that she shouldn't, Roman is the one who needs her now. Laura urges Marlena to go home and rest but she refuses to leave.
In the jungle, Hope and John are in the river and Kristen and Stefano are above them in a helicopter. John tells Hope that they have to go up the ladder to the chopper, they have no choice. Hope goes up the ladder and John holds it steady at the bottom. Stefano notices another group of natives heading for John and says that John will never make it. Kristen starts screaming at Stefano not stay that, there has to be something they can do. Stefano drops a smoke bomb when Hope makes it into the chopper. Hope and Kristen look down at the ladder, and when the smoke clears John is gone! Kristen tells Hope this is all her fault, she didn't climb the ladder fast enough. Stefano tells Kristen that John never had any intention of climbing the ladder, he waited for Hope to be out of danger and then went for the flower. Stefano points to the cliff which John is climbing. Hope and Kristen see that there are natives above and below the cliff, John doesn't stand a chance. Kristen and Hope want to help him but Stefano says that John will get the flower and escape. John pushes himself up the cliff towards the flower and Stefano takes the helicopter closer to the cliff so that John can get in and they can all leave. When they get closer to the cliff, Hope and Kristen see the natives waiting for him and realize it's a trap. Hope and Kristen try to scream to John but Stefano tells them that John can't hear them. John makes it to the top of the cliff, retrieves the orchid, and puts it in his backpack. In Salem a sudden chill comes over Marlena, she senses John is in terrible danger, as much danger as Roman is in! Back at the cliffs John is knocked off the cliff by a native and plunges into the water below. When John doesn't resurface Stefano tells them that John is dead.
Mike and Debra are chatting and he says that he wants to spend time with her. She asks if he is still in love with the married woman and he says yes but that is ready to try and move on with his life. He explains that he learned a lot from the woman and that there is life outside your job and that he can open up his heart and have fun. He says the woman showed him how to have fun as he has flashbacks of him and Carrie. Then he says he would like to leave Rome and go to Israel to see Jeremy and asks Debra to join him. She is thrilled and says yes but when Mike calls he finds that Robin is taking him and some friends on a camping trip. Sami arrives in the piazza and spots Mike and Debra and them almost runs into C & A. She gets stopped by a couple wanting to order and Austin sees her back and says she looks familiar. He is trying to figure out why when Carrie spots Mike and Debra and pulls Austin away. They join them and Mike and Austin go to get cappuccino since they don't see a waitress. Debra tells Carrie how well things are going for her and Mike and mentions that what Mike said about the married woman showing him how to have fun (she still doesn't have a clue it's her!) and that he even mentioned marriage and children in general. They guys come back and Mike suggest sightseeing and dinner and a nightcap and tell C & A they want to go alone. They leave and Austin comments that they are hitting it off well but Carrie doesn't have much to say. Then we see Sami dressed as a nun - she thinks this disguise will help her move about Rome without being recognized.
In the jungle John falls from the cliff just as Celeste has a dream that John is hurt and wakes. She heads to find Abe and Lexie. Abe had joined her at the hospital outside the baby nursery. She says she wants to have a baby with him but is concerned about the DiMera blood. Abe explains that that does not matter and that it's who raises you that determines your personality and tells her that Kristen turned out bad and was not Stef's daughter but raised by him and she was raised by wonderful people. Lexie remembers a conversation she had with Kristen where she told her that she way have the DiMera curse. They head to the police station to see if the governor (?) will grant Stef pardon. Lexie meets up with them and tells them of her dreams. In the meantime, John is floating around in the lagoon unconscious and Hope threatens Stef to land the helicopter (like he will listen to her). He tries to tell them that John is dead and they need to leave but Hope says that John got the flower and if nothing else they need to get it so that John's death will not be in vain. Stef agrees to lower the copter and get low enough for Hope and Kristen to jump. They head to the lagoon and Kristen wants to go in since Hope has a gun and can do a better job at keeping the natives away. Hope stops Kristen just before she steps on some spikes. She heads into the water as Stef hollers at Hope on the walkie talkie that the natives are getting closer and he is going to land and get them. Hope hollers to Kristen they have to go but she says she won't leave without John. Then a native shoots a poison dart but misses as Hope fires the gun. Kristen gets out the water fast (so much for not leaving without John) and they go to meet Stef. As they walk off we see that John was right there hidden in some grass. They get back to the compound and the women argue that it was each other fault that John is dead as Stef tells them to shut up. Rolf arrives to see if Stef got the flower - he only have 36 hours to make the cure. Stef tells him to shut up too he has to think. In his office he puts John' battery back in the phone just as Abe calls. Abe wants to speak to John but Stef says he is not available and wants to know about his pardon. Abe says he has talked to the governor but will not do anything until he talks to John. Abe puts Stef on the speaker phone so that Lexie and Celeste can hear. Celeste says that John is in danger and Stef hears her. Lexie also says she is there as he says oh my dear Alexandra how is my daughter. She just says they want to talk to John. Abe tells Stef that until he talks to John he won't do any more and hangs up. Kristen walks in at the tail end of the call and figures that Abe has called his bluff. They argue about John being dead and it's his fault and Hope comes in to join them and says that John's death is on his head. She says that she he hoped that she had died out there too but she didn't and she will remember the secret and bring him down. Next we see John still floating in the water as natives walk by and the credits roll.
In Roman's room, Roman wakes up and sees Eric sitting by his side. Eric wants to call Sami, Carrie, and Bo, but Roman tells him no. Roman doesn't want to get in the way of their lives. Roman tells Eric his one regret is that he wasn't there for him and Sami. Eric tells Roman they always knew he loved them and they hug, Roman tells Eric he's proud of him. Roman tells Eric he's inherited all his mothers qualities, and he has to carry on the Brady name. Roman says that he (Eric) is the man of the family now, and he has to take care of his mother and sisters. He also tells Eric not to worry about Stefano, John and Abe will put him in prison. Roman says he can now let go because he's leaving his family in very good hands. Marlena comes in and finds Eric sitting by the window. Marlena comforts Eric, who says he wanted to be strong. Suddenly Roman's heart monitor goes beeeeeeep and Marlena tells Eric to call a code blue. Roman is stabilized, but the doctor warns Marlena and Eric that Roman can't take another cardiac arrest.
Kate gets a call from Franco, he wants to come back to Salem and see Hope. Kate tells him no way, he can't come back to Salem because of everyone thinks he's away with Hope. Kate tells Franco about Sami and her threats, and Franco says Sami is so evil. Franco refuses to let Sami get away with this and Kate tells him if she could she would, but she can't stop her. Kate tells Franco she has to go and then hangs up.
In Rome, Sami is running around in a nun's outfit trying to find a way to break up Mike and Debra. Austin and Carrie are sitting at a cafe talking about Mike and Debra, and how they went to the fountain to throw the special coin in. Billie and Bo are walking around, Billie is feeling much better now. Billie asks Bo if he's going to go back on giving their love another chance, Bo says he isn't but then thinks about Hope. Billie looks at Bo and knows he was thinking of Hope and says he is having second thoughts. Bo tells Billie that he always thought that when he returned to Rome, it would have been with Hope. Bo tells Billie that he still wants to give her a chance, and as they hug Billie tells herself she has to make him love her more than Hope. Austin and Carrie see Bo and Billie and they talk. Billie is glad they are happy and hopes that Sami will leave them alone. Austin is sure that Sami will never cause them problems again. Austin excuses himself to buy Carrie a flower, and Billie goes with him. Carrie is glad to see that Bo is happy, but she's surprised he's not with Hope. Bo tells Carrie that he and Hope drifted apart, Hope is with Franco now, and Bo is sure they are in love. Bo talks about the similarities between Franco and Hope and her (Carrie) and Mike. Bo says perhaps she could have fallen for Mike if things didn't work out with Austin, but Carrie doesn't believe that. Carrie thinks Mike is in love with another woman.
Back at the Hotel, Sami breaks into Austin and Carrie's room and finds Carrie's diary. Sami hopes that something juicy is in Carrie's diary about Mike, but it's all dullsville. Suddenly Austin and Carrie return and Sami is forced to hide under their bed while they get busy on top of the bed! Sami sulks and vows that one day Austin will be married to her. After the deed is done Austin takes a nap, and Carrie takes a shower. Sami then decides to sneak out of the room, but not before she goes she gives Austin a kiss. Austin then grabs Sami and kisses her and tells her he loves her! Suddenly the shower goes off and Sami bolts out of the room, Austin doesn't wake up. Carrie comes out in a bathrobe and Austin wakes up. Austin asks how long she's been here and when she says 2 seconds Austin says someone was just in the bed with him! Carrie says he must have been dreaming, but Austin checks the door to see if it's locked. Austin starts knocking on the door to the adjacent room (where Sami is), and when he finds it's lock he guesses he was just dreaming. Carrie then looks for her diary and finds it's gone!
Back in the plaza Petra shows up and Bo introduces her to Billie. Petra says she needs Billie's help, she needs someone to testify against Dino and Billie says she'd be glad to help. However Petra says the files may not be sealed, and it could leak out to the press. Billie realizes what effect this could have on the business, and her mom. Billie decides that she wants to do this, she has to do it. Another undercover cop takes Billie to question her. Petra asks Bo if he is over Hope, and Bo tells her that Hope is over him. Petra tells Bo that she sees a sparkle in his eye now that he's with Billie and she tells him to be happy with Billie and take his second chance. Billie returns and Bo tells Bo she wants to talk to him. Billie tells Bo that she understands if he has memories about Hope, and she doesn't want him to try and bury them. Bo thanks Billie and he tells her his life is with her now. Billie says she's grateful to him and God, and she wants to help someone else. Bo tells her she's done enough for one day and she should go back to the hotel. Bo goes to the fountain and throws a coin in for Billie. At the hotel Sami tries to sneak out in a nun's disguise but is stopped by Billie.
In the jungle, Hope is at the compound and is thinking about John and how he fell from the cliff. Hope wishes Bo was here because he could save John. Kristen is furious with Stefano and refuses to leave the jungle without him. Stefano tells her to calm down, he thinks he has a plan to find John. Stefano says that he doesn't think John could have survived the fall, but John put the flower in his backpack. Hope is pissed off at Stefano and says he doesn't give a damn about John or Roman, he just cares about that flower and his pardon. Stefano says of course he wants his freedom, but there is much more at stake for him. Hope and Kristen offer to go find John but Stefano says he has natives loyal to him that will find John. Stefano leaves and Hope goes to the compound wall, she knows John is out there and alive. Outside Stefano and Doctor Rolfe talk and Hope hides and listens as they talk about keeping a close eye one her, they can't let her find out the secrets to Maison Blanche! Hope vows to save John, find out about her past, and put Stefano away for life. Stefano returns to the compound and Kristen is still pissed at Stefano because he failed to get her John. Kristen asks Stefano what is it about Hope that has him so scarred but he says nothing. Hope shows up and tells Stefano she's going to go to her room and lay down, and Stefano tells her that's a good idea. Kristen asks Stefano why some of the natives hate him, and Stefano says when he was away a lumber company came and cut down a large part of the jungle. Stefano doesn't know what he will do if he can't find John and the flower, his plan was depending on him. Stefano and Rolfe leave to go secure the lab. Meanwhile Hope breaks into a closet and finds it full of children's toys. She then gets into the locked room where the table with the taro is, but she doesn't get a chance, someone comes screaming for Dr Rolfe. Hope asks what is wrong and the man tells Hope that the natives are back with news on John. Hope goes to see Stefano, all that has been found of John is his watch. Stefano tells Hope that John is nowhere to be found, he is dead.
Out in the jungle John has washed up on shore, and we know he's alive because he moves a finger. At the end of the show some natives drag John off by is arms.
In Rome, Billie stopped the sister (AKA Sami) and said it was great running into her like this and proceeded to tell her how things are going great for her and she wants to give to the order so they can help others. Sami has her back to her and all she does is nod her head and also nods yes when Billie asks if she has taken a vow of silence (I wish that WERE true!). She asks the nun to take a minute and listen to her story and she talks about the abuse she went through as a child and that she didn't feel worthy of love until Bo. While she is talking Sami is thinking about when Alan raped her and Austin told her it was not her fault and she deserved to be loved. Billie says she is glad she didn't give up and Sami mumbles she won't give up either. Billie thought she heard her but Sami nodded that she didn't say anything. Billie gives her some money and asks her to help others (wonder where that money will end up?). Carrie comes out about that time and bumps into Sami as she is trying to leave. They never see each other's face and Billie tells Carrie about donating to the order and C wants to do the same and asks the nun to wait while she gets some lira but naturally Sami disappears when Carrie and Billie go into the room. They look for her to no avail. Just before all this Carrie & Austin was in her room trying to find her diary - she is worried that someone has read her private thoughts but Austin assures her it is just lost in the room somewhere. With Carrie and Billie gone and Austin in the shower Sami sneaks into the room and places the diary on the floor among some tissue papers but not before taking the time to hold and smell Austin's shirt. She fantasies that Carrie leaves A for Mike and he tells her he loves her and was a fool to not realize it and says to herself that she will have Austin one day.
Bo runs into Mike and they sit and chat about Billie and Debra and the loves' that they have lost. They both agree that it is time to move on and put they past behind them. Mike is just worried that Debra will think she's second best and he says that's not true. Later all the women meet up and Debra talks about who wonderful Mike is and she hates to say it but she's glad that the other woman in Mike's life got married. You begin to sense a little jealousy in Carrie today. Then Mike and Bo show up (A's still showering) and they chat a while before Carrie goes in search of Austin. She meets up with him and he tell her that he found the dairy on the floor. They talk about how great things are and that they aren't going to worry about Sami and when they return to Salem hopefully she will be thinking more clearly - I don't think so!!! In the meantime Sami is walking around Rome in the nun disguise and is now being followed (bet it's Franco) and as she is standing and wondering where Carrie and Austin have disappeared to she is grabbed from behind.
In Salem, Jen and Abby arrive home to a surprise birthday party with Mrs H, Mickey, Maggie and Laura (I think she was there). Abby blows out the candles and makes a wish - for Daddy to come home soon. Jen says she wishes for the same and that she is doing all she can to get that for her. Jen goes outside to check on the big surprise (a doll house that Uncle Mickey put together) and she asks him if he knows any more about Judge Cameron's disappearance. She does the what if game with him (what is he had a secret and what is he was forced to send Jack to jail) and says that she thinks Stef had something to with all this and there may be a way to prove it. She tells him not to worry she will work on it. Travis/Trent shows up with a present and when Jen says she has to go he tries to find out what she is up to and even questions Mrs H when Jen leaves but no on lets any secrets out. She heads to the prison and goes straight to Jack's cell with kisses and cake for him. He tells her again that he wants her to quit but she refuses and says she is going to the warden's office to get the password. When she leaves she bumps into TC (he has called Trent several times and wants to kill Jack but Trent says he needs to talk to Stef about that). TC tries to get her to go with him to a storage room so they can "have a little fun" but another female guard approaches and tells her she has duty in the visitor room today. She is doing her time when Jack comes in seems he has a visitor and Jen wonders if it is Mickey when we hear DADDY!!! Uh-oh it's Abby come to see Daddy on her birthday. Jen keeps her back to Abby while she and Jack have a sweet chat. Jack is so moved by Abby and you sense a lump in his throat and he's about to cry. The woman guard bumps into TC in the hall and says that Jack's time is up and he says he will take care of him. He comes in and tells Jack his time is up and Jen makes the mistake of saying OK and stepping into view of Abby who hollers MOMMY as the credits roll.
Watching Bo and Billie dance, Carrie and Debra talk about the romantic gesture of Bo getting flowers for Billie. Debra says she loves it when she's surprised with something like that, so Mike reaches down and hands her a silk scarf he found for her that day. While she holds it up to her face, Mike said No, no, it looked different in the store window, it's not your color. Debra said she'd wear it, but Mike insists that they go back the next day and exchange it for a color better for her. But wait, Debra looks at Carrie and asks Carrie to hold it up to her face and wow, it looks great with Carrie's eyes. She asks Mike if he'd mind if she gave it to Carrie. (ok ladies, fess up...the first gift someone special gives YOU, would YOU give it to someone else? I didn't think so). The song You Are so Beautiful comes on and Carrie said she remembers dancing with someone to that song and it was a very special dance. She tells Austin it must have been him and he said no. Ooooh ladies, catch the look Mike gives Carrie while she's talking (yup, confess to rewinding myself). Austin tells Carrie, ok, let's dance and make it our special dance. Sami and Franco are watching (reminds me of Jimmy Stewart and the angel in "It's a Wonderful Life") and Sami tells him Mike is too noble to break Austin and Carrie up, so that's why she's trying to get Carrie to realize she's in love with Mike.
Franco tells Sami she's a "meddling little bitch" and he's there to stop her once and for all. He blames her for breaking up him and Hope and why he had to leave Salem. He tells her he was on a photo shoot with friends and they wonder where Hope is. Franco wonders if Hope went off alone somewhere. Sami apologizes to Franco and didn't know that Franco was in love with Hope. She tells him that Billie confessed to her that Bo declared his undying love with her and that she and Bo are getting closer. Sami admitted almost breaking into tears while hearing Billie as she can relate with Billie's situation being it's like her own. Sami asks Franco to team up with her. She'll help him get Hope if he helps her get Austin back. He's concerned about Kate, and threatens Sami if he doesn't end up with Hope, Sami will pay for it. Sami tells Franco about the diary and what her plan is (we don't hear).
The fortune teller from a couple months ago shows up at Billie's table recognized her. She tells her that the other woman in Bo's life is in great danger and needs him. She tells Billie that if Bo found out, he would leave her to go help the other woman. Billie does not tell Bo about what the fortune teller said and we see the fortune teller in agony on the sidelines when she realizes Billie's not telling Bo.
The disk jockey with the horrible accent announces a special request and for every one to change partners. Of course Carrie and Mike end up together. Sami thanks Franco for a good job in doing that.
Abby asks Jen if she's going to come home with them and TC asks why Devereaux's kid asked that. Jen plays dumb, that she's never seen them before. Jack said Abby was calling FOR her mommy and Jen said the little girl was confused. Meanwhile, Maggie pulls Abby aside and says that Mommy is playing a game and let's play along.
TC tells Jack that his visit is over and while he goes around to let Maggie and Abby out, Abby asks Jen if she'll be home later. Jack said Jen will explain later, but to just get Abby out of there NOW. TC opens the door and asks Abby where her mommy is. TC asks where her mommy is. Abby tells him her mommy gave her a birthday party today and when he asks where her mommy is now, she says AT WORK. Maggie pipes up that's why she brought Abby to see Jack and they split with Abby saying bye Daddy.
On the way back to his cell, Jack tells Jen to give it up, his skin was crawling it was such a close call with Abby. She reminds him about how they've been able to be together (flashback to cot scene). Jen tells him she can handle TC and her safety is not-negotiable and he's not going to allow it. TC walks in and tells Jack he heard that. He locks Jack up and tells Jen he'd like to have a cup of coffee with her, but tells her he'll walk her to her locker. In her civilian clothes, Jen goes to Jack's cell to tell him goodbye (no, THAT'S not suspicious) and promises she'll be back. She kisses him thru the cell door and leaves.
Hope and Kristen debate whether to leave with Stephano. Looking at John's watch, Kristen believes he must be dead. But alas, no, we see John has taken over the POST that Hope had been assigned. He is unconscious and bleeding on the face as he's wrists are being secured. Kristen said it's been too long for John to be alive. Stephano orders his men to not let anyone in and Hope said she's staying. Stephano said without the cure, all they could do is go to another one of his hideouts. Stephano tells Rolff to forget packing anything, they'll start over at the next hideout. When Rolff asks about the mystery table, Stephano pulls up the cover and looks at the insides (of course we can't see). Stephano tells Rolff it's too big for the helicopter and it's staying. Rolff is concerned that Hope will discover it, so Stephano figures he HAS to talk Hope into leaving now. Hope believes John is still alive and said she'll take her chances alone in the compound if needed. Hope said John is the bravest and most resourceful person he's ever met and she believes he's still alive. Kristen said it's unrealistic to believe John is still alive (just like that he was innocent in Aremid Kristen?) and for Hope to give it up. Stephano comes in and tells Hope she's being selfish. Hope throws back at him that HE'S the selfish one...all he wants is to get the flower and his pardon. He said no, you are, what about your son? You'd let him grow up without his mother to stay here. He uses every family and friend's name she has to convince her to go. Hope's onto him and is curious why he's so anxious for her to leave.
John wakes up and sees his backpack on the ground below him (how convenient..the magic backpack). He wonders if he can get back to the compound. Struggling with the ropes on his wrists, John reaches for his backpack with his toes (close toe shots fans) and is he good with those digits. He reaches inside his bag and pulls out something (looks like a knife holder). Panting and groaning, John's toes grab the knife (man, look at that fresh mulch on the ground..clean little natives!!) John does a magic flip with his toes and the knife lands in his hands behind his back..WOW! (Wonder why the camera didn't catch the whole action, haha.) John cuts the ropes (no native on guard duty?) and on the ground getting his backpack, realizes the natives are gone, must have gone to the compound. He said he's got to get there before they do (yeah, right).
Stephano said they have to leave right now as the natives are on their tail. He again reminds her about Shawn D. and while Hope is contemplating her decision, we see John. The natives are between him and the compound and they're leaving. Hope agrees to go. As she leaves with her gun in her hands on alert (Stephano and Kristen just walk out in front of her), we see a native about ready to blow a dart at her.....and the credits roll.