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Monday, January 31, 2000

Bringing books for Shawn, Belle insists to Chloe that he's not her boyfriend. Shawn then gives Belle the good news that the dead woman is not his mother. Philip becomes jealous to see Belle helping Shawn so he sends Mimi over to "help." Belle then asks Chloe to help Shawn. Chloe's impressed when she hears Shawn playing Bach on the piano. He complains that none of his friends like his kind of music. Bo presses Marlena to tell him what Gina told her during her therapy sessions. Marlena claims she can't but does admit she thinks Gina was faking during the hypnosis. Greta sees a vision of her mother and goes to her new apartment with Eric. She makes tea while he is tormented by thoughts of being there with Nicole. Kurt wonders if Hope might be faking being pregnant. He gives Stefano the food and the pregnancy test to Hope. Hope then tries to find out from Stefano the men she was with this past year. He tells her John was only man she seduced but remembers the night that they made out. The police suddenly start banging on door.

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Tuesday, February 1, 2000

At the Kiriakis mansion, almost everyone has gathered for a family dinner. Everyone is waiting for Victor to return home from work, and Kate doesn't know when he'll be home. Philip is also not attending dinner as he is out with friends. Sami stares at Nicole, and Lucas picks a fight with Sami for glaring at his wife. However, Kate breaks them up. Kate gets a call, so she excuses herself from the table. When Nicole pours herself some wine, Austin tells Nicole to try some water. Nicole tells Austin to stay out of her face. Austin then makes an announcement, he is moving back into the main mansion tonight, but Sami will remain in the guest house.

Lucas blurts out "Over my dead body!" Austin says Sami will remain in the guest house, but Lucas refuses. Austin says that they aren't breaking up, he just doesn't think it is right for them to live together. When Nicole says Sami is living off this family, Sami calls Nicole the gold digger of the manor. Lucas becomes fed-up and tells Sami to pack her bags and get out of here! Austin turns to Sami and says that Lucas is right. Austin tells Lucas to go pack up Sami's things and throw her out on the street.

Kate gets a call from Nicholas, who tells Kate that he must see her tonight. He tells her to open the front door, so she does. Nicholas barges into the mansion and plants a kiss on Kate's lips! Kate pushes him away, but Nicholas tells her not to fight this. Kate tells him good night, and pushes him out the door. Kate returns to her children and learns that Austin is moving back into the main house, and he wants Sami to stay in the guest house. Kate asks to speak with Lucas privately, and Austin asks to speak with Nicole privately. Austin tells Nicole that he needs her help. Austin asks Nicole to talk to Lucas.

He says that Lucas needs to know that Will needs his mother, and his parents need to get along. Nicole says no way, Will is Lucas and Sami's kid and is none of her business. Nicole says that he needs to stop trying to help all the lost causes in this house, especially her. She says that he doesn't know her and he doesn't understand her. Austin says he'd like to, if she'd open up to him and let him in. Meanwhile, Brandon tells Sami that he's sorry about Austin moving out on her, and he says that Austin obviously needs space, which is the kiss of death.

Lucas tells his mom that Austin is making him out to be the bad guy when all he's trying to do is protect Will. He thinks that Sami is overly protective and spends too much time with Will, and if she's gone he'll get to spend more time with him. Kate tells Lucas that he should let Sami stay because with Austin moving out, Sami's going to get desperate to hang onto Austin, and Austin will eventually notice this. Lucas likes this plan because in the end, Austin will be the one to ask Sami to move out. Lucas has to tend to Will when he gets out of bed, and Kate gets a call from Nicholas. Nicholas tells Kate that he left her something in her bedroom!

Kate tells Lucas that she has to go upstairs, so she leaves. Kate goes up to her room, and finds that Nicholas is waiting for her. He grabs her once again and gives her a kiss! Suddenly, the two start taking off one another's clothes, and they fall to the bed. The phone ends up ringing, and Kate says she has to answer it because it could be Victor. She pushes Nicholas off of her, and it is Victor. Victor asks her if she was sleeping, but she says no. Victor tells her that he'll be home soon, and after the call, Kate tells Nicolas that he has to get out of here now! Kate then tries to sneak Nicholas out of the house.

Back downstairs, Lucas and Sami say good night to Will, and Lucas puts Will back to bed. After Lucas leaves, Sami starts crying. Brandon asks Sami if she is okay? She says she is just a little tense. She also says that her relationship with Austin is alive and well. She claims that Austin moved out to romance her, but Brandon doubts that. Lucas returns, and tells Sami, and everyone else, that he's decided to let her stay for Will's sake. Henderson arrives and announces that coffee will be served in the den. Lucas asks where his mother is, but Hendersen says she hasn't a clue. Nicole catches Kate trying to sneak Nicholas out of the house. She asks Nicholas what he's doing here? Nicholas says he was bringing Kate some papers from work.

Bo and Shawn drop by Greta's new apartment to question her about her mother. Bo asks Greta to tell him everything that her mother told her about Hope. Greta tells Bo that she told him everything she knows, her mother claimed that Hope was dead. Bo refuses to believe that and says he will find Hope with her help. Bo sees the picture of Greta and her mother, and he apologizes for snapping at her. He says that he's just cranky because John and Marlena tried to convince him that Hope might not be alive. Greta tells Bo that she will do whatever she can to help him find Hope, if she is alive. Bo thanks her, and gives her a hug. Bo asks her when her mother told her that Hope died?

Greta explains the entire story to them. Greta believes that her mother's need to love and be loved drove her to lie. Bo asks her if her mother told her anything about Hope when she visited her in the hospital, she didn't say anything important to her? Greta remembers her mother telling her about her father, and Bo asks Greta what her mother told her? Greta says that all her mother said was that the family needs to know the truth about Hope, so she guesses she was going to tell them the truth. That sparks one of Shawn's memories. Shawn says that Gina told him that he will get his family back, and that he would have his mother again. Bo then remembers Gina telling him that he still had Hope. He also remembers his vision of Hope asking him to save her. Bo is convinced that Hope is alive, and is in trouble. Bo tells Shawn to grab his coat, and the two of them race out of Greta's place.

Stefano continues to send his SOS signal as Hope waits for the results of her pregnancy test. Stefano takes an SOS break and says he needs a good hot shower, but Hope tells him no! She tells him that she must use the bathroom because she might get sick again. Stefano feels her forehead and says there is no fever, but she's a little pale. He says this is a very odd illness she has, and then says he knows what is wrong with her. Stefano tells her that she is love sick and is pining for her Bo. She tells her that this undying love for her family will be the death of her! Hope says she will not be the self-centered narcissus he is, the people she loves are the center of her universe, and if she gets out of this alive it will be because of Bo and Shawn D's love for her. Suddenly, Hope faints in Stefano's arms. As Hope is unconscious, Stefano says he does admire Hope's pure faith and undying love for Bo. He says he would give anything for that kind of love, anything! Hope comes to, and Stefano tells her that something is very wrong with her. Hope just says that it is time.

Kurt lets the police inside. They tell him that a radio station is receiving an SOS signal from this area, and the officer asks if he knows of anyone who is in trouble or in need of assistance? Kurt tells them that he doesn't know anyone here, and he lives here by himself. The officers ask him if he owns this chateau? Kurt says no, and that the owner is a man living in America. The officers joke that this looks like a place where sleeping beauty lives, and perhaps he is hiding someone here. One of the officers finds some woman's clothing, but Kurt says it is the owner's wife's clothing. He tells them that the owner of the castle is a powerful man, and he wouldn't like to hear that the French police are interrogating his caretaker. They apologize to Kurt and leave him in peace. After they leave, Kurt tells himself that those signals better not be coming from here! Kurt goes up and spies on Hope and Stefano and sees Stefano using the radio to send SOS signals. Kurt runs off, and Stefano thinks that he heard something from behind the secret passage. Kurt realizes that he has to put an end to Stefano's SOS signals.

Hope, who was in the bathroom, comes out and Stefano asks Hope what she meant when she said it was time? Hope says she meant it was time to get out of here. Stefano tells Hope that he heard a noise, and he thinks Kurt might have saw him at the transmitter, which he is counting on! Hope asks him why? Stefano says if Kurt saw him send the signal, he'd have to come in here to take the transmitter away from them. When he does that, Stefano plans on nailing him. Hope becomes upset and says it has to work because she has to get out of here, everything is at stake! Hope runs into the bathroom and tells herself to save her strength for the baby. She then says "My God, we're going to have a baby Bo!"

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Wednesday, February 2, 2000

Chloe, Nancy, and Craig go to the Java Cafe for breakfast to start the day off as a family. Craig and Chloe both try to get out of it, claiming they have to get to work and school, but Nancy knows both their schedules and makes them stay. Craig orders coffee for himself and Nancy, and "little miss puritan" orders an herbal tea. Craig calls Chloe that nickname, which upsets Nancy. Craig and Nancy order omelets, but Chloe refuses to have anything to eat. Across the way, Shawn is trying to work on his trig assignment, but can't figure it out. He sees Chloe and wonders if she'd be willing to help him. Shawn approaches them and asks to talk to Chloe, who Craig is eager to get rid of. Shawn asks Chloe if she could help him with his homework, so she excuses herself to help him. Once she's gone, Nancy scolds Craig. She tells him that he just couldn't wait to get rid of Chloe, which Craig fully admits to. Craig says that Chloe is the one who is unresponsive to him, and she's just plain weird.

At the other table, Shawn offers to buy Chloe a cup of coffee to show his appreciation. The waitress comes by and gives Chloe her tea, and Shawn orders the same and a bagel. Shawn asks her why she's living with the Wesleys? Chloe says that her mother died and Mrs. Wesley was a friend of hers, so she took her in. Shawn talks to her about various things, and he asks her who her favorite opera singer is? Chloe starts naming her favorite singers, and she is impressed that Shawn knows some of them. Shawn admits he doesn't know too much about opera, he's just picked up things from his study of classical piano. Mimi sees Chloe with Shawn and she becomes furious. Nancy overhears Mimi and her friend talking about Chloe as "Ghoul Girl," and it upsets Nancy.

Brandon and Nicole went out to Salem Place for breakfast, but Nicole thought it tasted like saw-dust. Nicole wants to go shopping, but Brandon says he has plans today. Nicole asks him what kind of plans? Brandon tells her that if he has his way it will be the end of Abe Carver! Nicole tells him to be careful, and says she has to get back to work because she's expecting a visit from Eric. Brandon goes to a basketball court across town and finds a man named Larry, who is in a wheelchair. Some kids where throwing him a basketball so he could shoot hoops, but they had to leave for school. After they leave, Brandon offers to continue feeding Larry the ball, but Larry wants to know why? Brandon says he has no ulterior motives. Larry asks him if he's a cop, but Brandon says no, he's a pediatric counselor who is thinking of putting a center in this part of town. Larry looks at Brandon and asks him if he is a brother? Brandon remembers not being accepted by either African-Americans or whites as a kid, and he tells him that his birth certificate says he's Caucasian, but his father is Cuban. Larry tells Brandon to take his moca ass back uptown, but Brandon refuses to leave. Brandon offers to buy Larry a beer, but Larry says he'd rather have lunch instead. Brandon tells him that he's got a deal. Brandon and Larry go to Lady Vi's for lunch, and Lady Vi takes a liking to Brandon. Greta can't stop looking at the picture of herself and her mother. Eric drops by with some croissants and a housewarming gift. Greta opens the gift, which is a photograph of the view from her mother's chateau. Greta loves the picture, but doesn't have a clue where to hang it. Eric comments that when Nicole was here she had pictures of herself all over the place, and he suggests they hang it over on a far wall. Greta knows Eric is trying to pretend everything is all right, but he can't forget that Nicole lived here. Eric admits that he guesses he can't. However, he says that this is a great apartment and he thinks she'll be happy here. As Greta talks about the great view from the balcony, Eric remembers Nicole showing him around the place when she moved in. Greta asks Eric if something is wrong, but he says no and that he's just hungry. She offers to make get them some food and coffee, which sparks another memory of Nicole for Eric. Greta brings Eric some coffee, and she tells him that this is the first time she's been able to relax since her mother died. Eric eventually tells Greta that he has stuff to do and has to go, and Greta says she understand. Eric tells her that he's glad she found an apartment she likes, but he's more glad that she's staying in Salem. The two kiss, and as they do, Eric thinks about Nicole. Eric tells Greta that he'll see her later, and then he leaves.

Eric goes to Titan to confront Nicole. He tells her that he knows she's trying to manipulate him, and he won't let it happen! Nicole says that she was just trying to help Greta, but Eric says that she pushed Greta into taking that apartment because she knew it would make him think of her constantly. Nicole asks Eric if he's saying he still thinks of her in a passionate way? Eric goes to leave, but Nicole asks him to wait. Nicole swears to Eric that the only reason she wanted Greta to take her old apartment was to do something nice for him and Greta, but he doesn't believe that. Nicole tells Eric that she cares about his happiness because she loves him, and she always will.

Lily calls the Duchess Harriman, and learns that her Spring Morning was stolen. Lily knew about the theft, and Duchess Harriman tells her that it was Princess Gina who stole the painting. Lily tells the Duchess that she has even more terrible news, Princess Gina is dead. The Duchess is shocked, but says she can't pretend to be heartbroken. Lily says that she knows Gina was being investigated for the theft of Spring Morning, but does she really think she stole it? The Duchess says of course she does! She says that Gina played them all for fools, including her. Lily asks the Duchess what she's implying? The Duchess tells her that Gina probably stole Garden at Twilight from her. Lily refuses to believe that, but the Duchess says that the circumstances of the two thefts are remarkably similar. Lily doesn't want to believe this because Gina was like a daughter, but the Duchess says that Gina was nothing but a liar and a thief. After the call ends, Lily begins to believe that Gina did use her to steal her painting.

Greta shows up to see Lily, and finds her in tears. Lily asks Greta what she wants? Greta says she came to talk about her mother, but if now is not a good time, she can leave. Lily invites Greta in and says that it is good that she came because it is time she learned the truth about her mother. Greta asks Lily "What truth?" Lily tells her that her mother was a lying, cunning, thief! Lily tells Greta that Gina stole her painting, just like she stole the Harriman's painting. She cries that Gina was not a friend and doesn't deserve to be let back into European society.

Lily picks up her phone to stop her, but Greta tells her that her mother is dead. Lily calms down and tells Greta about the conversation she had with the Duchess Harriman. Greta says her mother was a pawn of Stefano, and she knows her mother loved her. Lily says her mother's love for her was probably the one genuine emotion she ever had. Greta has some questions for Lily about her mother, so Lily agrees to answer what she can. Greta asks her about her mother's reasons for marrying Bo and not John. Lily says that Gina claimed that she loved Bo, and she finally realized that John no longer loved her. Greta asks Lily if her mother ever told her who her father was? Lily says that she does know that the Prince Von Amberg was not her father. She says that after she took Gina under her wing, Gina associated only with the finest members of Europe. She says they both would protect each other from scandal. She says publicly they pretended not to know who her father was, but privately they knew. Greta asks Lily who her father was?

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Thursday, February 3, 2000

Abe and Lexie are having lunch. He has a bouquet of baby items delivered to the table. Things are going well. They are eating, laughing, dancing and discussing their future plans with the hope of an addition to their family. They decide to go home and work on their latest "project" but before they can leave they are again interrupted. This time an envelope is delivered to Abe. Lexie asks him what it is. He tells her it's a warrant for Brandon's arrest. He says Brandon has not gone to his court appointed counseling

sessions therefore he needs to spend 30 days in jail. Abe is still upset about being assaulted by Brandon at the charity boxing match. Lexie tells Abe that she needs Brandon at the hospital as the pediatric counselor. She tells Abe that the kids depend on Brandon and she begs Abe not to arrest him. She says she believes that Brandon is a good person. Abe says her instincts are wrong because Brandon is bad news.

Meanwhile...Brandon and Larry are having lunch. Brandon believes this guy will help him get revenge on Abe. Brandon asks his lunch companion how he ended up in the wheelchair.

Through flashbacks Larry tells his story...He had an abusive alcoholic father. He remembers a beating he and his mother got and recalls trying to protect her from his father. His dad then held a knife to his mother's neck. He tells Brandon that a cop(Abe)busted the door down and held his father at gunpoint. The cop told him to drop the knife which he did. The man continued to taunt the cop then lunged for the gun and during the struggle for control a shot rang out. He was shot in the back...that being the cause of his paralysis. Brandon tries to convince Larry the cop needs to be punished for his part in the situation. Larry tells Brandon that it was an accident and he is thankful that he only lost his legs and that his father didn't lose his life. Larry says he has no bitterness toward the cop. Brandon doesn't understand how that is possible.

At Titan Eric is flabbergasted when Nicole professes her love. She then proceeds to badger him with questions about any sexual relations he's having with Greta. He wants to know if the reason she is doing this to him is because she wants to hear him say that he isn't over her. "Is that what this is all about?" he asks. She tells him she broke up with him because she knew she was the wrong girl for him. She says she knows Greta is the right girl and just wants them to be happy. He doesn't believe her. She says she's speaking the truth and he is the one having a hard time getting over their past. She tells him that if he is interested in a future with Greta than he has got to get over his past with her. She finally convinces him she isn't trying to manipulate him or his relationship with Greta. They agree to a truce...shaking hands as "friends."

In Victor's office he, Roman and Bo are looking at a map and discussing all the possible places Stefano may be in hiding. They are desperate to find his whereabouts...Bo is certain finding Stefano means finding Hope. Bo thinks he should begin his search at the last place he saw Hope alive. That was in Paris he recalls. Victor tells Roman and Bo about one of the angles his men are working on involving Stefano. They found a connection between the Brady's and the DiMera's that dates back many years. He believes that Stefano's parents were in cahoots with the Brady's long ago. Dating back to when Shawn Sr. was just a lad back in Dublin, Ireland. His men are searching for more information on the connection between the families. Victor thinks Bo should also consider the possibility that Stefano is dead. Bo disagrees saying that if Stefano is dead Hope may be too and he refuses to believe that. Roman agrees with Victor telling Bo he should prepare for the possibility that she may be gone. Bo can't grasp the thought.

In Lily's hotel suite Greta tries to get Lily to tell her who her father is. Lily tells Greta that her mother had many suitors and no one was ever sure who fathered Greta. She says the rumor was that he was a baron but no one was certain. Greta feels like Lily isn't telling the whole truth and presses for more answers. She questions Lily about Stefano and John. Lily says it is possible Gina was romantically involved with Stefano but she is not certain of it. She also tells Greta she knows for sure Gina and John were romantically involved. She says she recently learned that John was the "great love her life" she always talked about. Greta says "then I can add John to my growing list of possible fathers." Lily tells her "No. I wouldn't do that." She goes on to say that John may not want to know Greta is his daughter. Lily begs Greta to stop dredging up the past and return to Europe. Greta says she wants to stay in Salem. Lily asks "For Eric? Or because you believe your father is here." Greta doesn't have an answer. On a table she spots a newspaper article about the authorities in Central France trying to find who is behind the SOS signal they have received. "Oh My God!" Greta says.

In Paris Hope is desperate to get out of the turret and back to Bo for the sake of their baby. She tells Stefano he must continue tapping out the signal so they can be rescued. They are certain Kurt will soon catch on to what they are doing. Upstairs Kurt is again trying to reach the princess by telephone. When he gets no answer he decides he has to go on the roof to disconnect the cable that is hooked up to the antennae Stefano is using to send out the SOS signal. He has to thwart Stefano's attempt to be rescued. Kurt climbs on the roof to disconnect the cable he is heard by Stefano and Hope. They know what he is going to do and Stefano desperately continues tapping furiously. Because the roof is wet and slippery due to rain Kurt loses his footing and slides off the roof plummeting to the ground below. Hope standing at the window looking out... hears Kurt's scream and sees him fall.

Friday, February 4, 2000

While having lunch, Brandon suggests Larry seek retribution for his paralysis which was caused by Abe. Larry disagrees saying it is water under the bridge. He wants to know why Brandon is asking so many questions. Brandon says he knows the Salem Police chief(Abe)is the cop who paralyzed Larry. He goes on to say the police department blamed Abe for the shooting...not Larry's father. Larry is taken aback by the news but still feels it was an accident because his father grabbed the gun. Brandon tells Larry Abe was accused of not following police procedure but was never punished for the bad behavior because Larry's family never pursued the matter. Brandon gives Larry a lawyer's business card and suggests he call the man and tell his story. Larry says he will consider it.

At Salem Place Chloe and Nancy are shopping. Nancy tries to entice Chloe with a new wardrobe. Chloe feels like Nancy can't accept her the way she is. Nancy says she's only trying to help. Chloe suggests to Nancy that she not try so hard. While shopping they run into Marlena, Belle and Mimi.

Nancy and Marlena leave to go have coffee leaving the three girls alone to shop. Mimi continues with her relentless teasing of Chloe. Belle tells Mimi to stop teasing and says she is beginning to get angry with her. Belle and Chloe then team up and tease Mimi. Mimi gets upset...she says she thought Chloe had a sense of humor. Chloe tells Mimi "I will get a sense of humor when you get a soul" Disgusted., Mimi leaves. Belle and Chloe continue shopping together. Meanwhile...having coffee Marlena tells Nancy she felt the tension between her and Chloe when they happened upon each other at the mall. Nancy tells Marlena that learning how to be a parent has been difficult for her. She stresses she is only trying to help Chloe by suggesting a new wardrobe. She says she wants Chloe to look good. Marlena tells Nancy to let Chloe make her own decisions because it is the only way Chloe will be truly happy. Nancy agrees. Nancy tries to tell Marlena she is Chloe's mother but can't bring herself to tell the truth.

In Lily's suite she and Greta are discussing the newspaper article about the mysterious SOS signal the authorities in Central France received. Silently Greta wonders if it has anything to do with Hope. Lily asks why she became so distant all of a sudden. Greta doesn't discuss her thoughts instead she says her imagination is running away from her and asks to keep the newspaper. Lily says she can. Lily goes on to say she wants to forget about Gina's betrayal and remember the good times they shared. She wants to make sure Greta knows her mother truly loved her. Greta is touched and says she is thankful Lily has such a forgiving heart. Greta tells Lily she plans to take her mother back to Paris and bury her at the family estate. Lily agrees to support Greta's decision and offers her help if needed. Lily and Greta go out for a drink and more conversation.

At Titan Nicole presents Eric with The Peterson Award. She tells him he was honored for a picture he took of the "Millennium Twins." He is thrilled! Nicole suggests they go have a drink. After much consideration he decides their is no reason why two friends can't go out for a celebratory drink. Nicole is giddy!! While celebrating Nicole spots Lily and Greta nearby. Nicole manipulates the situation so Greta will find her and Eric in a compromising position. Greta is upset when she comes upon the couple while on her way to the ladies room. Eric wants her to join them. She refuses and continues on. Nicole convinces Eric to leave before Greta comes back. He decides he can explain things to Greta later. He leaves a message with Lily hoping Greta will get in touch with him later. When Greta returns Lily gives her the message...she's not thrilled. She tells Lily all men confuse her. Lily completely agrees!

In Paris, Hope is standing at the window and she tells Stefano Kurt has fallen off the roof. He is stunned. They can't see Kurt lying on the ground motionless. They worry that if he's dead they may never be rescued. Stefano says the only thing that may save them is the miracle Hope is always talking about. He continues to tap out the SOS signal with the hope that Kurt was not able to disconnect the antennae. Hope is lying on the bed with a spider crawling dangerously close. While conversing with Stefano about ways to escape the conversation leads them to discuss the sacrifices parents will make in order to protect their children. They decide they are on common ground when it comes to doing anything it takes to keep a child safe. The spider crawls onto Hope's leg and bites! She yells out. Stefano leaps from his chair and steps on the spider... killing it. The bite immediately begins to bruise and swell up. Hope is in pain. She asks Stefano to help her. He puts his mouth over the spider bite and proceeds to suck out the venom the spider left behind.

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