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Monday April 12, 1999

Lucas presents Nicole with a brand new car in Salem Place. Nicole is ecstatic, but Eric is not. He asks Lucas what exactly he's trying to pull. Lucas says he is just rewarding Nicole for hard work. Nicole jumps in the car to take it for a spin, Eric refuses to accompany her. Taylor shows up and asks what is going on? Eric tells Taylor that Lucas is attempting to buy Nicole. Eric tells Lucas that it won't work, Nicole loves him. Lucas tells Eric that Nicole will become a huge star and he won't be able to compare to the people she'll be working with. Eric tells Lucas that he knows what he's up to, he's just trying to get his son back.

Lucas tells Eric to just give it up, the women of today like a man who is their equal. Nicole returns and thanks Lucas for the car. Lucas leaves, and invites Taylor out for some coffee. An angry Eric tells Nicole that Lucas is trying to buy her. Nicole tells him it was a bonus, he's reading too much into this. Nicole tells Eric that she wants a future with him, not Lucas. Eric tells her that he'd feel a lot better about their future if she told Lucas to take the car and shove it. Nicole says she'd be crazy to give the car up, but so what. Lucas tells Taylor that Eric and Nicole are over, and they are about to get exactly what they want.

Rosa talks to Roberto and asks him to take Captain Brady's deal. Roberto tells her that a very powerful person is paying him to keep silent. Kate tries to spy on them, but doesn't know what they are saying because they are speaking in Spanish. Rosa tells Roberto he has to take Roman's deal, otherwise the Moronis could go after their mother.

Carrie calls Austin, and the two talk. Austin asks Carrie if she took off with Mike because of her resentment of him running away with Sami? Mike says she did not run off with Mike, she's on a business trip. They argue about Sami and Carrie tells Austin that he's wasting his time trying to prove Sami is innocent. Austin tells Carrie that she is the only one who doesn't believe in Sami's innocence, probably because she's isolated herself from everyone else. Carrie says she's just dedicating herself to her work. She asks about Will and Austin tells her that he's not going to let Lucas near Will, he keeps his commitments.

Carrie responds "and I don't?" Austin tells her that she's the one who gave up on their marriage, so why doesn't she just come right out and says it. Carrie tells him that he ran out on her when he took of with Sami and Will. Austin tells her that she's using that as an excuse to run out of their marriage. Carrie tells him that he's not accepting any of this guilt. Austin says he never stopped believing in their marriage, can she say the same thing? Carrie says she wants to tell him so much, but she can't come home yet. Austin wants to tell her what he knows, but he hangs up on her when Billie shows up and tells him that Roberto has agreed to talk.

Kate overhears Roman, Billie, Austin, and Rosa talking about Roberto, who has agreed to talk. Kate then has a premonition of Sami getting out and gaining full custody of Will, which drives Lucas to drinking. Billie, in her BeBe outfit, and Austin show up and disown Kate because they know Lucas killed Franco and she covered it up. Next, Roman shows up and arrests both Lucas and Kate!

Kate sneaks into Roberto's room after Rosa asks the guard where to get some coffee. He decides to take her to the cafeteria himself. Inside Roberto's room, Kate fiddles with the machines, and then injects Roberto with medicine. A nurse shows up and prepares to give Roberto his medication. Kate manages to sneak back out, and suddenly Roberto goes into cardiac arrest.

Back at the clinic, Carrie tells Mike that she feels like she's grown apart from Austin, and her marriage might be over. Mike asks if she wants to return to Salem? Carrie says no, she wants to go to Las Vegas and the convention. Mike tells Carrie that they will have a good time.

John and Greta go to check the hotel records and Bo shows them the picture of Gina and Stefano. Greta exclaims "Oh my God I was right, Stefano and my mother!" Bo asks what she is talking about and Greta tells him that she thinks Stefano was in love with her mother, and when she died, he transformed Hope into her mother. Bo wonders if "Hope" is pushing him away because she's remembering more and more about her past, and maybe she's remembering her feelings for Stefano. Bo says that if Greta's theory was true, Hope may have been involved with Stefano, and enjoyed it. Then Bo begins to wonder if Stefano was Gina's one true love. John flat out says no! Gina never loved Stefano. Bo asks how he knows that and John says it is instinct. John wants to talk to "Hope," but Bo says she moved out. Bo then storms out of the house to get to the truth. Greta decides to go make some coffee and John contemplates the possibility of Stefano and Gina being romantically involved, and then he wonders if he could have been Gina's great love.

Gina and Stefano flirt and Gina reminds him that he's still a married man. Stefano says that Vivian is dying, therefore he must think of his future, with her. Gina tells Steffie that he is a naughty naughty boy. Stefano says he loves his wife, but there are many kinds of love. Gina knows what he is speaking of, there is casual love and then the love of a lifetime. Stefano asks Gina what she meant earlier by saying she was free? Gina says she got rid off Bo, she packed her bags and left. Stefano is furious and tells her that she is going to make Bo suspicious. Gina tells Stefano that living in that house is driving her insane, she wants to return to her life in Europe. She tells him that she wants to recapture her passion, and asks him if he remembers it? Stefano tells her there is a time and place for everything. Stefano then tells Gina that he suspects she has an agenda of her own. Gina says she has no agenda, she only wants to return to her old life in Europe with him. Stefano tells her for now, just be Hope. Gina begs Stefano to let her stay here, but he refuses. He suggest she just look forward to the life they will resume in Europe. Stefano remembers a time they spent on an Island, but Gina only remembers that they went there because it is where he and the real Gina went. Stefano talks about Gina and says he's only truly loved one woman. Gina tells Stefano that he never showed her how he felt about the real Gina, but she always knew that he loved and wanted her. Steffie eventually caves in and tells her she can stay with Lily if she refuses to return to the Horton house. Gina hugs Stefano as Bo shows up.

Tuesday, April 13, 1999

Kate thinks she's taken care of Roberto, so now she wants to find Lucas someone suitable to marry. Lucas shows up and tells his mom that he's been working on his plan to get Nicole to dump Eric. Lucas tells his mom that he's so close to getting his son back and having the perfect wife. He tells his mom what he bought for Nicole. Kate asks him if he's out of his mind? She tells him that he can't buy affection. Lucas claims that's not what he's doing. Kate tells Lucas the only thing Nicole likes about him is his wallet, which upsets Lucas. Lucas tells his mom that he doesn't need her to protect him, but Kate reminds him how he'd be up the creek if it wasn't for her. Lucas tells his mom that because of her, he's had to commit perjury and Sami may even die. Kate assures Lucas that Sami won't die, and then says she's sick of talking about Sami. Lucas tells his mom to let him live his life and says that he will marry Nicole, whether she likes it or not! Lucas walks out and Kate says she loves Lucas far too much to let him marry Nicole.

Roberto has fallen back into a coma. The doctor says Roberto won't be waking up anytime soon, and perhaps never again. Roman promises Rosa that the police will protect her and her family. Rosa wants to pray for her brother, so Billie takes her to the chapel. Roman then asks the doctor for a list of everyone in the ICU today. Austin asks Roman if he thinks someone deliberately tried to kill Roberto? Roman thinks exactly that.

Eric visits Sami and promises her that she'll be out soon. When Sami starts talking about Lucas, Eric tells Sami what he's doing to his relationship with Nicole. Sami tells Eric to keep Nicole far away from Lucas. They talk a bit more and Eric tells Sami that he's thinking about having a family with Nicole, he thinks he wants to ask her to marry him. Sami asks Eric what is stopping him? Eric tells her that their dad has doubts about Nicole. Austin shows up to see Sami and she thinks he's here with good news about Roberto. Austin tells Sami that he's sorry, but Roberto has slipped into a coma.

Roman tells Billie that he suspects someone tried to silence Roberto forever, and he needs to find out who. The cop who was supposed to be on guard and says that he was only gone 2 minutes, and saw nobody but the doctor, Rosa, and three nurses go into the room. Roman wonders who did this to Roberto, and how they got into his room.

Nicole is enjoying her new car. Taylor confronts Nicole and can't believe that she's not feeling guilty about leading Lucas on. Nicole tells Taylor that she's no one to analyze her, she's never been in love. Taylor tells her sister neither has she, nor does she know the meaning of the word. They begin to argue, Nicole accuses Taylor of being angry just because she's happy. Taylor says that she only hates her when she lies. They then talk about her past and Taylor thinks her past would make great table conversation at Eric's party tonight. Taylor warns her sister that leading Lucas on, will turn into a nightmare, just like it always has. Nicole tells Taylor that she is uninviting her to Eric's dinner tonight. Taylor says Eric invited her. Nicole tells her sister that it was Eric's love that changed her. Taylor hopes for Eric's sake, she's right.

Nicole goes to Titan and runs into Lucas. Lucas is glad she is enjoying the car and he tells her that if she lets him, he can make all her dreams come true. Nicole thanks Lucas again and gives him a hug. Taylor shows up at this point and sees them hugging and then Lucas kisses Nicole, and she kisses him back!

John is troubled by the thought of Gina and Stefano having a relationship when he's suddenly hit with a major migraine. Greta asks John what is wrong? John says it's just a migraine, he gets them sometimes and tells her that caffeine helps. John asks Greta if she's positive that Gina never mentioned Stefano? Greta tells him that the only man her mom ever talked about was him. However, Greta remembers one time when she asked her mother if she was in love with someone, someone she would have died for. Gina told her there was someone, but she never told her who. Gina only told Greta that the man she loved was charming, brave, and they had a lot in common. Greta hoped her mother would have married the man so she could have a father. Greta remembers asking her mom if the man was father John? Gina told her that Father John is a priest and can never fall in love, or marry.

Greta remembers being disappointed, but she doesn't tell John that part. John says that he knows Stefano was not the great love of her life. Greta tells John that he is right, her mom couldn't have fallen in love with the devil when she had an angel at her side. Greta offers John more coffee and he asks to see the hotel records, he wants to see if any of the names ring a bell because he may have used an alias. John looks through the list, but doesn't recognize any of the names. John asks Greta who the prince her mother married was, and could he have been her father? Greta says the prince gave her mom her title, but he is not her father. She fears that Stefano is her father.

At the DiMera mansion, Bo rings the doorbell. Inside, Stefano tells Gina that the maid will get rid of whoever is at the door. Gina and Stefano are holding each other when Bo barges in after the maid answers the door. Bo decks Stefano and "Hope" tries to stop them from fighting. "Hope" hugs Bo and tells him that he has to help her. Bo asks what she's doing here and "Hope" tells him that she came here to tell Stefano what he and Greta found in Capri, and she wanted to let him know he will never control her again. "Hope" then starts telling Stefano that he'll never control her or anyone else again.

Bo asks "Hope" why she was in his arms, they looked like were lovers. "Hope" acts shocked and tells Bo that she was shaking Stefano, not holding him. "Hope" realizes Bo doesn't believe her and begins to cry. Bo tells "Hope" that he doesn't know her anymore. "Hope" begins crying on Bo's shoulder, but Bo asks her why she walked out on him if she's so dedicated to him? "Hope" tells Bo that she is very confused and he wasn't respecting her wishes. Bo wants to ask her about the picture, but she says she can't talk anymore and walks out. Later, Rolf patches up Stefano, who is gloating how well Gina played her part today. Stefano can't wait to return to Europe with "Hope." Rolf asks "what about Vivian?" Stefano says soon Vivian will die, and he will be free to pick up with Gina. Bo finds "Hope" at Salem Place and tells her that the reason he went to DiMera's was because of a picture he found. He shows her the picture and "Hope" is shocked that he has it.

Wednesday, April 14, 1999

Taylor spies Lucas and Nicole kissing. Lucas apologizes to Nicole, but says the way Nicole kissed him back made him realize she has feelings for him. Nicole says she does have feelings for him, which Taylor hears. She wants to confront them when Marie tells Taylor that she needs to have her sign photo releases, she's going to be in the next issue. Taylor leaves and Nicole tells Lucas that she feels gratitude towards him, she's in love with Eric. Nicole tells Lucas that she wants to be friends, and know that they can trust each other. Lucas says she can trust him and he won't pressure her any more. Lucas leaves and Taylor shows up and tells Nicole that she can't wait to tell Eric that she saw her kissing Lucas.

Nicole tries to explain to her that she made it clear to Lucas that she loved Eric, not him, she had to have heard that? Taylor said she had to leave, but she's not going to let her get away with it this time, she's going to tell Eric the truth. Nicole grabs her and tells Taylor that she's not going anywhere. Nicole tells Taylor that she is young and naive and should stay out of her life. Nicole warns Taylor that she will regret it if she makes trouble for her.

Kate calls Titan expecting to get Marie, but she gets Billie. Kate is with Victor and wanted to let Marie know where she is. She then decides to use Billie to get information about Roberto. Billie tells her mom that Roberto went into a coma before he could talk. Kate then gets a scare when Billie tells her mom that Roman believes foul play was involved. Victor comes into the room and asks Kate if she is okay? Kate asks Billie why they believe foul play was involved? Billie says Roberto was stable and only relapsed as he was about to give an official statement.

Billie tells her mom that she will talk to her later. Victor asks Kate if she caused Roberto's coma? Kate tells Victor that she had no choice but to silence him. Victor tells Kate that what's done is done and she better hope Roberto doesn't implicate her if he comes to. Kate tells Victor that she longs for the day he comes home to her and Philip, and she hopes Sami spends her entire life on death row for what she's done to them. Kate then tells Victor about the problems she's having with Lucas, and how she's arranged for his old girlfriend Heather to drop by.

Greta tells John that she remembers Stefano promising to take care of her at Maison Blanche, and wonders if she could be his daughter. She then wonders if her mom sent her to the boarding school to keep her away from Stefano? Greta convinces herself that Stefano has to be her father, there is no one else it could be. John chugs down his coffee as he remembers celebrating with Gina. John tells Greta that if Stefano was her father, he would not keep it a secret. However, Greta says that her mom may have kept it from him, just like Celeste did with Lexie. John says that is different, Stefano didn't know Celeste was pregnant, but he knew Gina was.

Greta wishes John could only remember his past with her mother, she has a feeling he knew a lot of her secrets. John is hit with another migraine and decides to leave. Greta begins to wonder why her mom would hide the identity of her father? Outside, John can't stop thinking about his romantic evening with Gina in Capri, and is hit with another migraine. He tells himself that he has to know more about his relationship to Gina.

Stefano tells Rolf that he won't let Bo interfere with his happiness with Gina. Rolf reminds Stefano that he used to have doubts about her love for him? Stefano says that was a long time ago. They then start arguing about how Hope is not the real Gina. Stefano asks Rolf if he gets some kind of kick from raining on his parade? Rolf says he only does his job, which is to protect him. Stefano remembers when he sent John back to the States and Gina demanded to know what he did with John.

Flashback to: Stefano says John was needed elsewhere and he'll get her another partner. Gina says she wants to work with John! Stefano says John is just one of his creations, he's not even a real person! Gina then slaps Stefano like no one has ever slapped him before! Gina tells Stefano that John may be one of his trainees, but he has a heart and soul of his own. Gina refuses to believe his devotion and friendship to her and Greta was an act. Stefano apologizes for being harsh. Gina demands Stefano bring John back, but Stefano says she no longer needs him because she has him. Stefano looks at Gina and tells her that he loves her.

Stefano comes back into the present and tells Rolf that he knows Gina wasn't in love with John, but he remembers that is when Gina was hit with her illness. Stefano is positive that Gina never stopped loving him, and now they will can be together again.

Austin tells Sami and Eric that Roberto has lapsed back into a coma, and they don't know if he'll come out. Sami realizes that she'll probably never get out of here and will be executed. Eric is told his time is up, so he says goodbye to Sami. Sami wishes Eric luck with Nicole tonight. Eric leaves and Sami asks Austin if he still has a future with Carrie? Austin says he doesn't know, but he has spoken to her. Austin tells Sami that he will deal with Carrie in his own way and time, he's more concerned about keeping Will from Lucas.

Sami doesn't know how they can do that without Carrie. Austin tells Sami that he's confused about Carrie's possible infidelity right now. Austin tells Sami that he believes the judge will see that he's a better parent than Lucas, but he's positive she will be out of jail by then. Sami is not as positive as Austin is, so Austin says a prayer to God for her.

Eric goes to Titan and talks with Billie, who tells Eric that his dad thinks foul play was involved in Roberto's relapse. Eric tells Billie that he doesn't know how he can make it through the rest of his life without his twin. Billie comforts Eric and wishes they could do something other than pray. Eric and Billie talk for awhile, and then Billie walks Eric down to the photo lab. Eric arrives to find Nicole and Taylor bickering. Taylor tells Eric that she won't be attending his dinner tonight. Eric asks her why not?

"Hope" tries to convince Bo that Celeste saved the photo of herself and Stefano, but Bo doesn't buy it. She then tells Bo that she found it in one of Lily's books. Bo asks if she's telling him the truth? He can't help but wonder if she's having happy memories of time spent with DiMera. "Hope" acts shocked and says she didn't show him the picture because she knew he'd react exactly how he is right now. Bo tells her that she is not responsible for what she did, Stefano brainwashed her. "Hope" asks Bo if he thinks she's one of Stefano's whores? "Hope" refuses to listen to him any more, and walks off. Bo chases after her and apologizes.

"Hope" tells Bo that she's so afraid of what her relationship with DiMera was and wants to stop this search for her past. Bo tells "Hope" that he knows she won't be satisfied until she knows the truth about her past. "Hope" says he is the one who won't drop the past, and she can't deal with him choosing Billie. Bo suggest they go back to Mrs. H's and then out to dinner, but "Hope" says that she can't go back to Gran's, she has to work these things out on her own. "Hope" walks off and realizes she has to come up with a way to get Bo off her back. Elsewhere, Billie shows up and starts playing with the compact and mumbling how if Georgia hadn't died, she and Bo would be together. Gina spots Billie and realizes exactly what she needs to do. Gina approaches Billie, who quickly puts the compact behind her back.

Thursday, April 15, 1999

Craig, Ali and Nancy are wandering in the casino as Mike and Carrie check into their hotel in Las Vegas. Ali is still not convinced that anything is going on between the two. In her room, Carrie leaves a message for Austin explaining where she is and admitting that she loves him. Meanwhile, Mike has romantic plans for Carrie. Hoping to take her mind off Austin, Mike sends a gown and a necklace to Carrie's room for an upcoming night out. Craig finds out Mike's plans and hands Ali the camera. When Carrie hits a jackpot on a slot machine, she and Mike suddenly kiss, as Craig, Nancy and Ali look on.

Barging into the Titan office, Austin spots Lucas and Heather kissing. She leaves and Austin has a proposition to make regarding Will. He wants to come to a compromise with Lucas on custody. Lucas deduces that Austin is worried that Carrie's no-show will hurt Austin's case. Austin denies it and Lucas continues to gloat that he will get custody of Will because he can provide a stable household for his son. Austin learns that Lucas is planning on getting married, but Lucas does not say to who.

Eric persuades Taylor to attend dinner tonight, but not before Nicole covers when Taylor tries to tell Eric about her kissing Lucas. Eric is hopeful that he can meet their mom, and Taylor is shocked that Nicole has invited her. Taylor leaves and notices that her sister is uncomfortable when Eric talks about meeting their mother. Taylor calls her mother and learns that Nicole was not invited to the family dinner like she claimed. A furious Taylor vows to expose all of Nicole's lies.

Hope stuns Billie with the news that she and Bo are not going to get married. She apologizes to Billie, saying that she was a cause of Billie losing her baby. And, Hope continues, she was jealous of the fact that Bo fell in love with Billie. Billie is stunned that Hope is admitting this, and Hope claims that she thinks Bo is still in love with Billie. This floors her, and Hope feeds Billie's desire saying that the love Bo had for Billie was deep and that he is not over her. An elated Billie walks off and Hope is pleased with her performance.

At the Cheatin Heart, John advises Bo that he doubts that Gina was in love with Stefano but thinks that she was in love with him. He then mentions that he remembers celebrating with Gina. Bo confides in John about Hope's strange behavior. As the two continue talking, John begins to suffer from a terrible headache. He steps outside to clear his head and wonders what is happening to him.

Billie joins Bo at the Cheatin Heart while Hope runs into John at the mall.

Friday, April 16, 1999

In Victor's room, the he and Kate are still talking. Assuring her that Sami is not to be worried about because she'll be on death row for a long time, Victor asks Kate how Roman would find out that she had tampered with Roberto's medication. Kate is confident that all her tracks are covered. Kate worries that her family is breaking apart: Billie is getting too close to Roman, Austin and Kate are barely speaking and Lucas is hell-bent on marrying Nicole. Victor tells Kate that Lucas is a big boy and can make up his own mind. Kate is worried that Nicole's criminal past will hurt their chances of getting Will. Sadly, she leaves and Victor muses that Kate has more than she can handle and needs to find a way to help her.

A doctor informs Roman based on the lab work, Roberto missed one of his medications. Roman questions the two nurses whose names are on the chart and they both insist that the drug was ready on the table for at least an hour. Roman surmises that someone could have switched syringes during that time. He again questions the guard, who saw an unknown third nurse enter the room. The guard recalled that the woman had dark hair, but he did not get a good look at the woman. Roman makes a leap and decides to have a chat with Kate.

Nicole interrupts Taylor before she can tell Eric that Nicole never invited their mother to the party. Nicole and Eric leave to get ready, and Taylor is fuming that Nicole gets away with her lies. Lucas sees Taylor and learns that there is a big dinner at Tuscany's. He asks the secretary, Marie, to change his dinner reservations.

At Tuscany's, Marlena defends Carrie to an upset Austin who claims that his wife is having affair. Lucas arrives with his date, Heather, and Nicole can't keep her eyes off the two during the meal. The family makes a toast to Sami, hoping she is released soon. Meanwhile, Eric waits for Nicole's mother to arrive for dinner. The two sisters are making veiled threats to each other. Just as Taylor is about to reveal Nicole's lie, Eric receives a phone call supposedly from Nicole's mother who claims that she can't make the dinner because her back is hurting.

With Craig and Nancy watching, Ali dons a disguise as a photo girl and snaps photos of Mike and Carrie dancing at a restaurant. Upset with Carrie for stealing "her man," Ali walks by the couple's table and spits in Carrie's soup, as a shocked Craig and Nancy look on. Ali then calls her mother and lies about Mike wanting to marry her and honeymoon in New Orleans. Nancy comes racing into the bathroom, saying that Carrie is on her way. Nancy and Ali hide out in the stall while Carrie checks her makeup. Carrie leaves and Ali knows what she has to do. Back at their table, Mike unknowingly saves Carrie when he asks the waiter for fresh soup because theirs is cold. He then proposes a toast, saying that he loves Carrie. Ali, who is standing right by, hears this and breaks a glass she was holding in her hand.

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