September 97 Week 4

Monday

September 22
Today's Summary is by Laney, I was out
The show opens with Jen all over Jack in his cell kissing him. He pushes her away wanting to know why she's there and she tells him that she is a guard at the prison now. Jack is upset and tells her to leave, but she refuses and tries to convince him that it is a good idea...besides they can be around each other a lot. The argue some more and Jen tells him how she got the job and Jack is appalled that Alice helped her. They continue to argue some more (about how dangerous it is) as TC comes around the corner and wants to know what is going on. Jack covers for her and tells him that they were arguing over his messy cell and how she was trying to make him clean it up and he buys it. After he leaves, Jack tells Jen he is worried over her safety, but Jen keeps harping on him until he seems to reluctantly give in. After she leaves, Jack calls Alice (we don't see her) and says he doesn't blame her for helping Jen, he knows how headstrong she can be, but to remind her how dangerous it can be and to be careful). Jen arrives at home with Trent/Travis lurking outside. He says to himself that he will make sure she stays away from that prison. Later, when he knocks at the door she answers (changed out of her uniform). He wants to know where she has been (NOSEY) and she starts to tell him when the phone rings...it's Jack, telling her not to tell ANYONE about this. TC tells Jack later that he has the hots for the new guard and is planning to ask her out and he taunts Jack and tells him to eat his heart out. Jack decides he must talk Jen out of her plan. Jen lies to Trent that she was working at the studio when (uh-oh) she spies her hat on the sofa. She scurries over and sits in front of it. As they talk, she keeps it out of view and Trent never sees it. He gets paged (It's TC) and leaves. Outside, TC tells him that he will watch Jack (and everyone who comes near him) very closely.

HOSPITAL HI-JINKS
Sami is wandering through the park (barefoot) pondering her next move when OUCH...she steps on a nail. Since it broke the skin decides to go to the hospital to have it checked out. Meanwhile, at the hospital, Lexie overhears Mike telling a nurse that he is going to sell his car and she wants to know why. He says he doesn't need it anymore. She tries to talk him out of it and finally realizes that he is in love with Carrie. Sami comes limping in and while Mike goes to see if an exam room is open, you can almost see the gears turning in her head. After Sami goes on back, Mike & Lexie talk again. She tells him not to bury himself in his work, there's more to life. Lexie tells him that there are lots of nurses there who would love to go out with him, but he brushes her off telling her he just doesn't have the time. Sami (eavesdropping) gets an idea. She returns and tells them that she was taken care of (got a tetanus shot) and questions Lexie and Mike about getting a job at the hospital. Lexie questions her motives and she tells them that she needs a job to throw herself into...to forget about Austin. Then she goes into this poor me routine about how everyone in Salem hates her. But L&M do not fall under her spell so easily...both seem to be disgusted with her as Mike walks off. Lexie leaves also and simply says "Well, good luck", with Sami left wondering if they bought it. Sami tells a nurse (Bonnie) about Marlena being her mom and how Mike is such a good family friend...is it possible she could get a job working for him? Nurse says "sure" (gimme a break) and says she will call personnel and have the papers sent up. Sami is ecstatic and heads off to Mike's office. She is snooping around when Mike comes in and is startled to find her there. She tells him she is there to help him. After LOTS of arguing, he finally gives in...BUT just for today and puts her to work filing a pile of papers. She says she hopes they can become friends but Mike assures her NO WAY. Later, Mike runs into Lexie and she tells him that she heard a rumor about Sami working for him. He assures her it's just for today, besides what trouble can she get into answering the phone and shuffling papers? Maybe she can even help him sell his car...think again! In his office, someone has called inquiring about the car and Sami tells them that Mike has changed his mind that someone he loves is really attached to the car and he can't bear to part with it.

ROME
Austin can't shake the feeling that something is wrong. He hasn't had this feeling since Curtis was alive. Carrie tells him that he grew up hearing Curtis tell him and Billie that they were unworthy to be loved, but she tells him that he is and has the perfect way to prove it and drags him off to the bed to ...(you know) In the afterglow they talk and Carrie says they will be together FOREVER (Quit saying THAT, Carrie!). Later, they are strolling down the street trying to decide what sights to see. Austin stops dead in his tracks and says he has the feeling that he used to get right before Curtis would beat him and Billie. Carrie says she has an idea and Austin (kidding, I think...I HOPE) asks her if she wants to do it...right there on the street! They end up in a church and Carrie urges him to pray to God to release him from Curtis' hold over him. He prays for God's help and thanks him for having Carrie in his life. He tells her that he feels like a weight has been lifted off his shoulders but it was Billie who suffered much more than him. Later, they are talking as they stroll down the street. Carrie has a handful of postcards, trying to decide who to send them to...one for Shawn & Caroline, one for Roman & Marlena, one for Kate, one for John (only if she knew where to send it) and one for.....MIKE! (WHAT???...no postcard for SAMI???) Austin asks her what made her think of Mike and she tells him she just saw a red car and automatically thought of him and flashes back to the scene of when she first saw the car. Carrie suggests they go back to the hotel and check to see if Bo & Billie have come by...Don't think so, Carrie...they're busy fighting over Billie's soul!

Meanwhile Bo's soul is preparing to fight Curtis (oh, brother!) over Billie. Curtis tells Bo he can't win and they begin to fight. Curtis gets the upper hand and tells Bo he may just take him to Hell too. Bo breaks free and they continue to fight. Curtis gets Bo in a choke hold and tells him if he gives up his soul...he can have Hope. Suddenly, Bo doesn't seem to be struggling quite as hard. Bo considers his offer, then turns on Curtis and begins to choke him. Bo tells Curtis he is going to Hell...but ALONE and slings him across the room. The last we see of Curtis, he is screaming as he goes up in flames. Bo's soul returns to his body and he is staring at Billie...as the credits roll. BTW, Billie never utters a word for the whole show.

Tuesday

September 23
Vivian and Ivan are at Jonsey's place and Vivian wonders how to convince Jonsey that she is his flora dora. Vivian thinks Ba Ba is Jonsey's grandmother and Vivian suggests they get Susan to impersonate her, she's good at those things. Ivan pleads with Vivian to forget this and leave but Vivian is not going to give up another fortune. Ivan tells her she's pulled off some amazing things, but this is too much. Vivian says he's right, the only one who could do this is Stefano and he's not here to help her. Suddenly gets an idea, and Ivan tells her he sees trouble in her eyes. Vivian tells Ivan that they are going to have a seance to bring Ba Ba back back to Jonsey!

In the Park, Susan and Mary are talking. Mary tells Susan she's made some very nice friends and Susan asks Mary what she and Marlena spoke about. Mary tells her they spoke about her sacred vows to Roman Brady. They argue over Marlena and John and Susan says that anyone who spends time alone with John just can't help but fall in love with him.

Vivian and Ivan purchase Bertha's help. In the park Vivian give Ivan a list of items to buy and then she sees Susan with Little Elvis. Vivian tells Ivan to go buy the supplies and meet her at Jonsey's. Susan and Bertha go over to talk to Susan and Susan recognizes Bertha as being a champion wrestler from TV. Mary shows up and Susan introduces her to Vivian and Bertha the Bruiser. Mary says she has met Vivian before, but not Bertha. Mary grabs Bertha's cigar out of her mouth and tells her smoking is a filthy and disgusting habit. Vivian invites Susan to a party and Susan asks Mary to take little Elvis to Dr. Evans place. Mary gets the address where Susan will be from Vivian and she tells Susan to be home by 10!

Vivian, Susan, and Bertha go to Jonsey's where Vivian tells Jonsey she's going to bring him his Ba Ba. Susan is ecstatic at the notion of being involved with a seance. Vivian sets up a table with a crystal ball and introduces Madame Marais, Ivan's sister which is really Ivan in drag. Ivan sits down and then pretends to fall into a trance. Back at the park Mary feels something is not right with this Vivian person's party.

In the jungle, John and Hope break into the Holy Shrine of Marlena. Hope shows John the picture of Maison Blanche to John and then begins to have memories of the past. Hope tells John she can't stop thinking about Maison Blanche. Hope doesn't understand why Stefano kept her there and why he tried to take her when he tried to make his escape. Hope knows a secret about him, something that has him terrified. John says now that Maison Blanche is gone (burned down) all the secrets probably went with it. Hope says perhaps, but with the way Stefano has been acting the secret could be here! Hope thinks it is odd that after she came back to Salem that Stefano never made any attempt to contact him. Hope says he is scared of her, because she knows a secret that can hurt him. Hope is sure that the secret is here, and she is sure Doctor Rolfe recognized her, possibly from Maison Blanche. Hope says if she could only remember what happened she could unlock so many pieces of her past, and god knows what else. Hope says if the secret to Maison Blanche is in this compound, it could be the secret to unlocking his (John) past as well. John tells her he wants to uncover some of his lost memories as well, but he warns her she is in for a shock if she goes down this road. John and Hope then talk about love, and risking your soul for the one you love. John tells Hope he risked his soul to save Marlena from the Devil, and he knows that Bo would risk his for her (Hope).

Meanwhile Stefano is desperate to leave and tells Dr. Rolfe to hurry up and prefect the cure. Kristen knows something is bothering Stefano. Stefano claims that the natives don't like the idea of him being here but Kristen says that's not it, he doesn't want to be around Hope! Stefano talks to Doctor Rolfe again, who panics at the thought that Hope could remember what they did to her at Maison Blanche. Kristen looks at a table and goes to remove a tarp off of it when Stefano freaks out. He tells her not to touch the table and orders some men to remove it. Kristen is clueless and asks what is under the tarp and Stefano says it doesn't matter. Kristen asks if the secret he fears Hope will uncover is linked to that table, but he says he's not hiding anything. Stefano asks Kristen why she is so concerned about this and asks if she really thinks John and Hope may end up together. Kristen says she wants John to end up with her, not with Hope, Marlena, or anyone else. Stefano says she's a s determined to get John as Sami is to get Austin. Kristen says the only difference is that Sami lost and she is going to win! Stefano laughs and says Sami probably still has a few cards to play.

Stefano and Kristen go to the Holy Shrine of Marlena and find John and Hope there. He doesn't care how they got in but he shows them a vial and tells them they have the cure. Stefano guarantees them that the cure will work and everyone seems thrilled. John tells Hope he's sorry they don't have the time to figure out her secrets, but Hope says she will learn it one day, and if it's as bad as she think it is she'll make Stefano pay!

In Rome Bo asks God to please save Billie. Bo tells Billie he needs a first mate when he gets a new boat and he won't go back on his promise to make her a better sailor. Bo pleads for Billie to come on back to him and her life and she wakes up. Billie tells Bo she had a strange dream that Bo was fighting Curtis for her soul, but now he (Curtis) is gone. Billie tells him she feels like she's been released from something, she feels like she can make it now. Bo tells her of course she will make it and he will be there with her every step of the way. Bo feeds Billie some soup and Billie tells Bo he risked his soul for her, but Bo says it was just a dream. Bo tells her as soon as she gets better he is going to take her back to Salem and make her his first mate on his new boat. Bo tells her Salem is her home and it is where the people who love her live.

Also in Rome Austin and Carrie celebrate their one day marriage anniversary. Carrie says they should have been celebrating their one year anniversary, today was when they should have married in Paris, but he married Sami. Austin tells her not to think about that, they are married now.

Back in Salem, Sami is celebrating her anniversary to Austin and Lucas tells her she is completely crazy. Eric goes to the Kiriakis mansion to see Sami, but talks to Kate about Austin and Carrie. Kate asks about Roman and Eric says he's fine. Eric tells Kate that it must be tough having Sami living here but Kate says she wants to do what is best for Will and Lucas. Kate thanks Eric for doing what he did and Eric says he was only doing what was right. Kate then takes Eric upstairs to Sami's room. In the room Lucas tries to give Sami a dose of reality about Austin when Eric and Kate come in. Kate looks around and Eric asks what the party is for. Lucas tells them the Queen of Denial is celebrating her anniversary to Austin. Lucas, Kate, and Will leave and Eric talks to Sami. Sami offers him a piece of cake but he tells her she's gone off the deep end. Sami tells Eric both he and Lucas are wrong! Sami asks if he has talked to Austin and Carrie, where are they, how are they? Eric tells her he won't tell her where they are and Sami accuses him of loving Carrie more than he loves her, his own twin. Eric tells her that is not true but Sami tells him that Austin will never be as happy with Carrie as he was with her, and their mother will never be as happy with John as she was with their dad. Eric tells Sami she needs help big time. He tells her she has lost her way and he hopes she'll let him help her find her way back to the good side, for her son's sake as well as her own.

Downstairs Lucas tells Kate he is going to force Sami to leave and will sue her for custody but Kate tells him she knows from experience that it's not a good idea. Marie (from Titan?) calls Kate to learn where Austin and Carrie are, but she doesn't know. Eric says he knows and almost tells Kate when she suggests he write it down, she doesn't want Sami to overhear. Eric writes down where they are and gives the paper to Kate while Sami spies from the doorway and smiles. Eric then says he needs to go check on his dad and leaves.

Kate calls Austin and they talk about Roman and John, to ease Carrie's fears. He also asks if Kate has spoken with Bo and Billie, but she hasn't. Austin hopes to see Bo and Billie before they leave, he thinks they've taken a short trip somewhere. Eventually they say goodbye and Sami realizes she has to get the phone number from Kate. Sami confronts Kate, who crumples the phone number up and tells her sorry. Kate and Lucas leave and Sami uses the automatic redial on the phone and learns Carrie and Austin are in Rome at the Hotel D'oro! Sami then goes up to see Will and tells him she has to send his daddy and wife-stealing aunt Carrie a wedding present.

Wednesday

September 24
Sister Mary is in the park and tells Elvis that she is going to go to Vivian's party and protect her sister.

At Jonsey's place Vivian is telling Bertha about her plan to convince Jonsey she is his flora dora and she will bring him his Ba Ba. They all sit down and Madame Marais begins the seance. Madame Marais (Ivan) starts humming and chanting when Jonsey asks what she is doing. She tells him she's entering the line of spirits, and continues to chant. As Madame Marais calls to the spirits Susan starts screaming how exciting this is. Madame Marais suggests they contact Elvis but Susan starts saying that's not possible because Elvis isn't dead! Vivian says that Elvis' spirit is everywhere and Susan says she's right! Madame Marais asks everyone to close their eyes and Vivian slips away. Madame Marais says that Elvis is here, and she grabs Susan's glasses from her. It's not Elvis, it's Vivian dressed up as Elvis! Vivian performs and Susan screams "Elvis you are my King!" Bertha starts saying that this guy is hot, real hot (She doesn't know it's Vivian!) Suddenly we see Mary peaking out from behind a curtain. Mary comes out from behind the curtain and yells that they should all be ashamed of themselves. Bertha tells Mary that this guy is her's (Elvis) and she should beat it. Mary grabs Bertha's cigar and tells them that if they all want to go south after they die so be it, but she won't let them take her sister with them. Vivian tries to sneak off but Mary grabs her and tells her she has a few choice words for Mr. Elvis. Susan tells Mary to be nice to the King but Mary tells her this whole thing is a shameful sham. Mary grabs the wig off of Vivian and tells Susan that Elvis has left the building, he is DEAD! Susan tells Mary no way, Elvis is her baby's father and she runs out. Bertha is angry with Vivian, if she knew that Vivian was Elvis she wouldn't have tried to jump her bones! Vivian says everything is lost now, but Ivan points out that Jonsey fell asleep! He doesn't know anything that happened!

In Rome, Billie tells Bo she needs to get some fresh air but Bo tells her she needs to rest. Billie thanks Bo for what he's done, she's no longer craving for another fix. Bo suggests they go back to the Hotel D'Oro, this room they are in now is scanky. Billie tells him that's a good idea, but she wants to take a shower first. Bo goes shopping and returns in a new outfit and a new dress for Billie. Bo then tells Billie that Austin and Carrie have finally gotten married, and she tells her about Will and Lucas. Billie wants to get back to the Hotel D'Oro and call Austin but then she realizes everyone thinks they (Bo & Billie) are on their honeymoon. She tells Bo that nobody can know she was back on drugs, they'll see her as a failure. Bo tells her she's not a failure, her family will love her and support her no matter what happens. Bo suggests they go back to the hotel and deal with the truth when and if it comes out.

Eric calls Carrie to give her a progress report on their dad, and Carrie asks how their witch of a sister is. Eric tells Carrie that Sami claims she is trying to become a better person, but he tells Carrie to enjoy her honeymoon, he will take care of Sami. Carrie says Rome is so beautiful and she tells him she wants him to be happy. Eric says he knows a way, but it's out of his price range. Carrie doesn't understand and Eric tells her that Mike is selling his sports car. Carrie is confused and says goodbye to Eric. Austin returns and they talk about Bo and Billie, who still haven't returned to the hotel. Austin says Kate has talked to them but he can't shake this feeling that something isn't right.

Carrie and Austin go walking and site seeing in Rome (The song playing is Say a Little Prayer, I don't know who it is by though it's played on the radio a lot). Bo and Billie are walking back to the hotel and they stop at the cafe. Bo tells Billie about Petra and what she did for her. Suddenly a police officer calls out Billie Brady! Austin and Carrie show up and are so happy to see her, Austin says he asked some of the cops to keep a lookout for her. Austin tells her he's so happy to see her and when she says she's happy to see him he tells her no she's not, something is wrong. Billie just tells Austin that she's had some nasty food poisoning, that's all. Bo goes off to get some drinks for them all and Carrie tells Billie that Hope has gone off on a vacation with Franco. Billie is shocked and she tells Austin and Carrie that she has to be honest with them. Bo returns and then tells them their trip has been wonderful, he's never been happier. Bo then proposes a toast to true love. Carrie says she's hungry and Austin and Carrie decide to go check out the menu. Bo tells Billie he didn't want Austin to know the truth because it may ruin his honeymoon. Austin tells Carrie that something is wrong with Billie, she looks terrible. He wants to have a doctor look at her and Carrie says that it's too bad Mike isn't here.

At the hospital Kate learns that Sami is working for Mike for the day. Kate is upset and tells Mike that Sami hasn't changed, she's trying to track down Carrie and Austin. Laura comes to see Mike about a patients file and she also learns that Sami is working in Mike's office.

In Mike's office Same is trying to find a way to send Mike to Rome as well. A man delivers some mail for Mike and Sami begins to file some of it. One of the pieces of mail is an invitation for Mike to speak at conferences, and one is in Rome! Sami says if there was just some way to get him to Rome for the conference and book him in Carrie's hotel! Sami calls the American liaison for the medical conference in Rome and tells her that Mike Horton may be able to attend the conference and suggests she ask Mike herself, he would be embarrassed if he learned the hospital is promoting their talented doctor. When Sami hangs up Laura comes in and finds her at Mike's desk! Laura tells Sami that she can come to her for help with this fixation with Austin. Sami is angry but Laura tells her she only wants to help her get by this problem. Sami says she loves Austin with all her heart and Laura asks if it this same way Stefano loves her mother? Sami says as long as they are on the topic of obsessions how about her obsession with Carrie and Mike? Laura says that Austin and Carrie are married now, but Sami says Carrie does love Mike, she just doesn't know it. Sami asks Laura to team up with her so everyone can be happy, but Laura refuses to help her. Sami tells Laura she's disappointed in her, Kate has worked so hard to make sure Austin and Carrie ended up together, she gueses Laura just isn't as dedicated as Kate is. Laura walks out and tells herself she'd never ally herself with Sami. Inside Sami laughs and says "That psycho help me?"

Sami begins talking to herself when Eric shows up. Eric wonders why she is talking to herself and what she is doing in Mike's office. Sami says she's working and trying to get on with her life. Eric says what life, you just celebrated an anniversary that of a marriage that didn't happen. Eric leaves to find Mike when the phone rings. It's the woman about the conference in Rome and Sami disguises her voice and transfers the call to Mike. Eric returns and asks Sami why is she disguising her voice? Sami says she's just playing a game and Eric tells her he's not going to let her hurt Carrie. Sami tells Eric one day he will need her help!

Kate confronts Laura in the hall and begins to gloat about her son's happiness, and she's also happy that she (Laura) isn't Carrie's mother in law. They argue about Austin and Laura tells Kate that Austin's marriage to Carrie won't work, Carrie needs someone who will put her needs first. Kate says if that is so then why didn't she marry Mike? Laura gets pissed and tells Kate that Austin went after Carrie just like she went after her husband! Kate says that if she was the kind of wife Bill needed he wouldn't have come after her! Laura tells Kate that one day she will get what is coming to her, perhaps it will be sooner than she thinks, especially now with Sami living under her roof!

Mike takes the call and is offered a free trip to Rome if he will only speak at the medical conference. Mike accepts the trip and tells his mom he's going to Rome. Back in Mike's office Terry, the woman offering the trip, calls Sami and Sami tells her that she will make sure Doctor Horton's travel plans are taken care of. Eric learns that Mike is going to a medical conference, he just doesn't know it's to Rome. Laura asks Eric to keep an eye on Sami but Eric thinks with Mike, Austin, and Carrie out of town there isn't much she can do.

At the Salem airport Mike boards the plane and Sami watches. When asked if she is on this flight she tells the women that she was just making sure her sisters wedding present was deliver. When the women asks Sami what she's sending her sister Sami tells her a man!

Thursday

September 25
Today's Summary is by Linda
SALEM

Marlena is reflecting about what Sister Mary told her earlier in the park about her TRUE husband in the eyes of the Lord being Roman. Still on the wonder drugs, Roman comes up to her and tells her he hopes her future includes him. He apologizes for their lost time and it was his fault it was so long, but he tells her he loves her and being with her gives him a reason to hang on to as long as he can (sure glad they don't use GUILT in this show). He tells her he knows exactly what's keeping her from commiting herself to him (oh yeah?) and why she can't give him an answer. He tells her he can't offer her a future or a life with his life being uncertain, so he understands why she's cautious not to open herself up to that heartbreak again and understands. He came back to Salem because Kristen told him that she wasn't with John anymore and to see if they had a chance. He has so much inside of him to give her and if only there were a cure for him he swears there is nothing to keep them apart. Laura walks up to Roman and Marlena and he goes to get them a drink. Marlena said she can't do this anymore. She loves John and wants to be with him and all she is doing is setting Roman up for dissapointment and hurt. Laura said she's worried about how it's affecting Marlena and she knows that she's already worried about how it'll affect Sami and Eric when Marlena breaks down and agrees. She composes herself and they discuss Mar's options. Roman brings them an iced tea and heads off to bed. Laura tells Marlena that she can tell that Roman loves her (duh!). If John gets the cure for Roman she'll have a very tough decision. Marlena knows that and wants Roman to live more than anything else in the world.

ROME

On the plane to Rome, Dr. Mike sees a picture of him and Carrie in his briefcase. Having the magic Salem No-Worry Phone Card, he calls to check in with Mom cuz he's bummed out. Laura tells him she's sorry for what he's going thru and at least being in Rome, he'll be able to keep his mind off Carrie. He knows the conference will help him and he didn't LOSE Carrie as she was always Austin's girl. He set himself up for the heartbreak by falling in love with her in the first place (be still my heart) and remembers (flashback) the magic kiss in the cabin. He has to forget about her as she is married to Austin. He tells Laura that he's going to go by Israel and pick up Jeremy on the way home. Laura tells him he's such a wonderful, good looking man any woman would be lucky to go out with him and he tells her Jennifer gave him that lecture already. Laura finally comments about this call is costing him a fortune and hopes he meets the love of his life in Rome (can you say set the stage?) as he picks up Carrie's picture and said he's already found the love of his life. The stewardess comes to tell Mike to put his seat in the upright position as they're about ready to land in Rome (planes I fly on announce that on the speakers, but I guess I'd use any excuse to talk to Mike too ;-)

Meanwhile, Austin and Carrie are happy to have found Bo and Billie and how she hated drugs (where did that come up?). Billie's shaking and Bo puts his coat around her. She suggested they take a walk before Austin and Carrie return and figure out it's not food poisioning, but too late..here comes C&A and the pasta (wow..sure is fast service there, drive through pasta?). Bo assures Austin and Carrie that Billie is doing better now than she was earlier from the food poisoning and the song "I Always Have Eyes For You" plays. Austin and Carrie ask Bo if he arranged to have their song played and he acknowledges it. They head off to dance to it. Bo tells Billie he'll explain things to Shawn D (who?) when they get home as neither of them wants to ruin Carrie and Austin's honeymoon. Carrie and Austin fill Bo and Billie in on what happened with Sami and their wedding.

Bo and Carrie dance and he tells her he's proud of her for sticking to her dream and getting Austin. She tells him she had hopes of him and Hope together too, but being he's happy with Billie and Hope seems to be with Franco, etc. As Bo and Billie finish their dance later on, Carrie and Austin when leaving to go back to their hotel, suggest they double the next day. Bo wants to see how Billie's feeling first. He suggests that they go back up to their room so she can rest and she asks to sit outside longer. He says ok.

Walking into their hotel, we see Mike turn around while checking in after Carrie and Austin walk past (not many hotels in Rome, is there, but being Sami knew where Austin and Carrie were staying it's no surprise!). The bellboy takes Mike up to his room and he sees a cart being wheeled into the room across the hall (what a coincidence!) and says to the bellboy someone is having a good time. The bellboy tells Mike they're honeymooners and rarely come out of their room (they just got back from a day in Rome you jerk) and very much in love. He asks if Mike is married and says Rome is the City of Romance and maybe he'll find the woman of his dreams there. He mumbles he has already found her and she is also on her honeymoon. Inside their room Carrie and Austin, in their robes already) pop the champagne and start smooching before even having a sip.

Outside on their bench, Bo and Billie talk. She's glad to know the worst is over and she's going to make it through this. He promises to stay with her to see her through this nightmare. (where is he getting the money to do that?)

JUNGLE

Hope tells John that she knows there was something in Maison Blanche that she knew that Stephano wants her to forget. Checking on the mystery table that he doesn't want Hope to see, Stephano locks the room it's in. He tells the chemist that he can't have Hope seeing it and the chemist replies he was surprised that he brought Hope there. Kristen pops in and tells Stephano that she wants to have John back now and what's his plan and what's taking so long!. Kristen complains it's too early to go back to Salem, she hasn't had time to get John back yet. He reminds her the key of the plan is keeping Roman alive so he and Marlena can reunite. Stephano tells her that the rest is up to her. Kristen throws back in his face that he's acting irrationally due to his fear of Hope.

Hope asks John to cover for her by keeping Stephano busy and she'll go snoop around to try to unlock her memory. John agrees and Hope whips her gun out of the back of her pants and rushes off. With her trusty flashlight Hope explores the lab. Stephano and Kristen walk into the main room where John is hanging out. He tells them he was restless but Hope is in her room sleeping. Stephano tells John that he got a report about the natives being restless outside and it's a good thing they're leaving soon. John tells Stephano he's not going back to Salem with them and Stephano said he is. John said he can't go back as he's a fugitive. Stephano said it's his plane and he can do whatever he wants. If John wants the cure from Roman, than he's going too. They hear a noise and a guard comes in and says the natives broke into the compound and killed one of the guards. Kristen asks Stephano that couldn't he have chosen a place where the people would like him to hide out and John comes back with "and where would THAT be?" Kristen and John do some mental Marlena bashing about Marlena hurting him if she chooses Roman as she can't be with both John and Roman and how she herself still loves John. Stephano tells Kristen to start thinking of how she can get John back and the guard alerts Stephano that Hope is not in her room. Stephano orders a search of the compound.

Stephano tells the Dr. Chemist to pack up the compound and move out as soon as they're gone. It's too dangerous to have Hope to remember.

In the lab Hope picks up a test tube and looking at it remembers Stephano saying from past..we have to move her to another place and she can never remember what's going on. She finds the mystery door and attempts to open it when the lights come on. It's John telling her they have to get out but Hope tells him about the door. John opens the door just as Stephano and a guard (with a rifle) walk in and tell them to stop. On her way out of the lab, Hope turns around and looks at the door and Stephano and leaves. Stephano locks the door and grunts. He holds up the test tube with the miracle cure for Roman and shows it to everyone. Stephano tells the other chemist to pack the vial up so it is secure and safe to travel and while walking away he drops it. Stephano goes to hit the chemist and John stops him. He said just fill up another vial and let's go. Stephano tells them it was the ONLY one they had as they used every flower they could find to make it. John told them to start working on another one now and Hope tells them there's more for them to do there than replenish the cure. The show closes with Stephano biting his fist.

Friday

September 26
In prison Jack is thinking of Jen and asks a fellow inmate to borrow a cell phone in exchange for his weekly work assignment. Jack calls the house to speak with Jen, but he gets Laura. Jack tells Laura about Jen's new job and Laura thinks he's joking. Jack tells her Jen is pretending to be Hope and that Alice is helping her. Jack tells Laura to please stop Jen, which Laura assures him she'll do. Laura leaves the house and sets the alarm before going. Once she's gone Travis and T.C. break in to do some investigating. Travis tells T.C. to look around for any evidence that Jen is still planning on helping Jack. As they search T.C. almost finds a picture of Jen, Jack, and Abbey! Travis fills T.C. in on Jen, blonde, smart, and beautiful. Travis then finds the journal Jack was keeping in prison and they decide to read it.

In the park Abbey asks Jen if her daddy is ever coming home and Jen tells Abbey she will do everything she can to make sure he does. Roman and Marlena are walking through the park and they see Abbey. Roman can't help but remember bringing Eric and Sami to the park, that's why spending his last days with her (Marlena) and the kids is so important to him. Marlena can't help but feel guilty that she is leading Roman on. Abbey tells Roman she's glad he is feeling better and they play some soccer. Jen and Marlena talk about Roman's condition, Marlena tells her that each day Roman is requiring larger doses of the drug to make him feel better, they need to find a cure soon. Later Jen talks to Roman about Jack, Roman thinks Stefano is behind everythings and he hopes John will catch him and bring him back soon. Later Roman begins to worry that John hasn't checked in, and he wonders why he hasn't seen Kristen for a couple days. Laura suddenly shows up and asks to speak to Jen in private about her job. Laura is furious with Jen and tell her she's lost her mind! Laura tells Jen if she doesn't quit she will call the warden. Jen tells her mother no, she needs to help Jack uncover any corruption in the prison systems. Laura says who cares, this has nothing to do with getting Jack released. Jen says maybe they can learn something to help them and Laura tells her this is dangerous and probably illegal. Laura asks Jen what will happen to Abbey if she is caught and sent to prison too? Jen tells her mother that she and Jack need this time together. Jen is called by the prison and is asked to meet the warden. Jen warns her mother she is going to do this and Laura tells Jen she won't stop her, but she will worry about her.

Roman and Marlena are with Abbey who is just full of questions about whether Roman will marry Marlena, and if that will make him Belle and Brady's daddy. Later Marlena tells Roman that he shouldn't fight to live for her, he needs to fight to live for himself. Roman thinks she means there is no chance for them again, but Marlena says she only meant that he has much more to live for. Roman thinks she doesn't want to make a commitment to him because he is dying but Marlena tells him that he needs to just hold on until the cure comes. Marlena tells him to believe the cure will come, because she believes that. Roman tells her she is right as usual and he will believe he has a future with his family and children, and hopefully with her. Roman than gives Marlena a little kiss. Laura returns to the park and brings Roman one of Alice's donuts. Laura talks to Roman when Marlena is gone and he tells her that he never stopped loving Marlena. Roman believes Kristen when she said that Marlena never got involved with anyone else and he wonders if she still loves him. Roman tells Laura that if he does live he hopes he can remarry Marlena, he even wants John and Kristen to be the best man and maid of honor!

Jen returns home and Travis and T.C. are forced to run out back. Jen gets her necessary Hope essentials and puts them in a box to take to her car. Travis wonders where Jen is going to.

Back in prison Jack is taken to do the work detail he traded the other inmate for, he has to change the oil in the prison buses. Jack goes to the showers to clean himself up and Jen arrives at Jack's cell, wondering where he is. Jack takes a shower and begins to dream about being free when Jen walks in. Jen touches Jack's shoulder, and when he turns around it's the new Jack!

In the jungle Stefano makes arrangements to leave the minute they have a new cure. Stefano also tells Dr. Rolfe they have to get Hope out of here as soon as possible, if she remembers what happened at Maison Blanche it will spell disaster. Dr. Rolfe then has to tell Stefano the bad news that the latest batch of the antidote hasn't worked.

Hope is having a nightmare about confronting Stefano about her missing years but he tells her she'll never remember. Hope begins to scream as Dr. Rolfe inches his way towards her in a zombie like state. Hope wakes up screaming and John comforts her. John tells Hope that the locked room of Stefano's must hold Stefano's secrets and they will try and break into it. However John wants to call Marlena with his cell phone first, but he finds out that someone has stolen his phone's battery. John and Hope go to the lab hoping it would be empty, but it's not. Inside Stefano begins screaming and Hope and John go inside to see what is happening. Stefano tells them that there is no cure, they are missing a very special ingredient which they have run out of. John asks what this ingredient is and Dr. Rolfe shows him a picture of a special orchid. Stefano tells John the only place this orchid grows is ten miles away from this compound, and it's too dangerous to get with the angry natives who hold them responsible for the destruction of their rainforest. Stefano tells them that if only the natives knew he was on their side, and he gives a speech about the importance of preserving the worlds rain forests. Stefano tells John there is no way to get this and orders everyone to shut down the lab and follow him. Kristen asks Dr. Rolfe about the table she saw him and Stefano lock away in another room, but Dr. Rolfe pretends like he has no idea what Kristen is talking about. Kristen wants to try and get into the locked room, but Rolfe forces her to leave. Suddenly Kristen's cell phone begins to ring, it's Travis wanting to talk to Stefano.

Stefano takes John and Hope outside the compound and has them look through a bared window and into the jungle. Stefano tells them that the natives are guarding the compound, they won't let anyone leave. Kristen asks Stefano to speak to him alone. Kristen gives Stefano the cell phone and Travis tells Stefano that the Jack and Jen situation is under control. Kristen gets pissy with Stefano and demands to know what is going on, but Stefano tells her to stop it and orders her to bring everyone else in the compound out to him.

Meanwhile John and Hope break into the lab and then into the secret locked room. In the room is a table and when John lifts the tarp Hope says "oh my god." Under the tarp is the dead guard, the one the natives killed. Hope realizes that Stefano is onto her and purposely switched what was under this table with the guards body. Hope and John shake and become partners, then they leave.

Stefano offers any man twenty thousand dollars to bring him the flower, but nobody will volunteer. John then says he'll do it and Kristen and Hope tell him no way! Back in Salem Marlena gets a feeling that John is in danger.

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