Kate is at her office at Titan and sees the stuffed dog Nicholas gave her for Christmas sitting on her desk. She also remembers the kiss they shared that day. She wonders why she can't stop thinking about Nicholas, and she has a fantasy of Nicholas coming into her office wearing only a towel. Kate tells Nicholas that he is in very good shape, and she likes a strong and virile man. She begins rubbing his chest, and takes his towel off. She then starts kissing him all over, and the two go at it! Kate comes back to reality and looks at a photo of Victor. She tells herself that she has to stop thinking of Nicholas, and she throws his stuffed dog away. However, she still hears Nicholas telling her that he can satisfy her, and she continues fantasizing about making love to Nicholas on her desk. As they make love, Kate knocks the picture of Victor off of her desk.
In his office, Victor is yelling at someone on the phone to find Hope and Stefano. Vivian comes in and applauds his performance. Vivian came because she heard he had some news for her, so he asks her not to keep her in suspense. Victor says he'll only tell her if she keeps it a secret, so she agrees. Victor gets out of his chair, and takes a few steps! Vivian is so proud of Victor, and he is proud of himself. He tells Vivian that he could not have done this without her, and he thanks her from the bottom of his heart. Victor says that Kate and the children will be so happy, and Vivian can't believe he has all those children living in his house. Vivian then dishes the latest gossip to Victor, Austin has moved back into the main house and Lucas has given Sami permission to remain in the guest house. Victor is furious and wonders what in the hell Kate is thinking. Victor excuses himself to settle this business with Kate, and Vivian tells him that there is no need to hurry back. As he leaves, Vivian smiles and says that Kate is in for a bumpy ride.
Victor goes into Kate's office and interrupts her fantasy about making love to Nicholas. He asks her what in God's name does she think she's doing? Kate says she was just distracted by work, and she asks him what is wrong? Victor says he's just learned that Austin is moving into the main house, and Lucas gave Sami permission to stay in his guest house. He says that he expects to be consulted about who lives in his house. Kate asks what the problem is, they have enough food and room. Victor says he has a large number of adults living in his house believing that they have every right to be fed and sheltered by him. Victor tells Kate that it is time for Lucas and Nicole to move out, and he tells Kate to kick Lucas out! Kate says if he wants her children to leave, then she is leaving as well. She picks up the phone and decides to call Henderson and tell him to pack up her things. Victor orders Kate to hang up the phone. He says he doesn't want her to move out, but he does expect to have the final word on what goes on in his house. Victor asks if she is feeling all right, she looks a little flush? Kate says it is just so hot in this building. Kate suggests they go out for a bite to eat, but Victor says that he has to work late helping Bo. Kate is angry that it is okay for Victor to help his son, but it isn't okay for her to help her son. They end up getting into a huge fight.
Outside, Nicholas runs into his aunt, who is in a very good mood. Nicholas wonders what his aunt is up to, and thinks it has something to do with making Victor angry with Kate. Nicholas and Vivian hear Kate and Victor arguing, which makes Vivian happy. However, Nicholas is upset by it, and barges into Kate's office to help her. Kate tells Nicholas that she and Victor were talking, but Victor says they are through and leaves. Kate scolds Nicholas and tells him to just leave her alone. Nicholas says the last thing she needs is to be alone, but she asks him once again to leave. Nicholas leaves, or so she thinks. When she sits down, Nicholas has his puppy dog doll on her desk and is talking for him. "The Dog" tells her that he is her best friend, and after the day she just had, she needs him. Nicholas tells Kate that she can keep throwing him out, but he'll just keep coming back. He sits on her desk, and begins to rub her leg.
Victor returns to his office and vents his anger to Vivian. Victor says that Kate is turning his house into a low class motel and has no intention of stopping! Vivian has a suggestion for him, but before she tells him what it is, she reminds him that she's only thinking of him. Vivian suggests that he not marry Kate.
Roman goes to the station to see Abe. Before they can talk, Lexie calls Abe and asks him for a favor, but she doesn't want him to get upset. Lexie asks Abe if she's changed his mind about arresting Brandon? Abe says that he's just following procedure, and he refuses to give Brandon another chance. Lexie says this is not like him, but Abe says he is doing his job as best he can. Abe tells Lexie to stay away from Brandon, and makes Lexie promise not to tell BRandon what he is planning. Lexie promises, and asks if there is any word on her father? Abe says so far there is no word about him, but he'll page her as soon as he gets word. Later, Roman and Abe discuss a domestic abuse case. The case angers Abe, and he starts to explode. Roman asks Abe if he's thinking of the kid that ended up paralyzed? Roman read the file and says that the gun went off accidentally, but Abe says that the kid was paralyzed because of him. Roman says that what happened was a tragedy, but he is a good cop and has more medals and citations than any man in this department. He tells Abe to give himself a break, but Abe says that he never told the boy how sorry he was. Abe tells Roman how everything happen, and how he only pulled his gun out to scare the guy. However, the guy attacked him, and the gun went off and hit the son. Abe says that he totally forgot that the kid was present, and if he had only followed procedure then that kid might be okay. Roman tells Abe to let it go because there isn't a cop in this department that doesn't respect him. Abe says that someone who has no respect for anyone if Brandon Walker, and now he plans to arrest him. Back at the hospital, Lexie asks a nurse if Brandon is scheduled to work tonight? The nurse says no, but that he always checks in with his patients.
At Lady Vi's, Brandon gives Larry a card of an attorney he should call, and Brandon has included his pager number on the card in case he wants to let him know about his plans. Larry agrees to think about it. BRandon gets up to leave, but Larry tells him that they aren't done yet. Larry tells Brandon that he's thought it over and doesn't want to do this. Brandon tries to change his mind and tells him that he deserves to know the truth about Abe Carver. Larry says that he hadn't thought about the shooting until he brought it up. Suddenly, a man comes in in a business suit, and Violet gives him a warm welcome. Brandon seems intrigued, and Larry asks him what is up? Brandon says he has things to do and has to split. Brandon splits out the back way, and we see that Lexie is with the man who just came in. Lexie is at Violet's to meet an old friend from medical school. Meanwhile, Brandon finds that the backdoor is locked, so he is trapped! Brandon sees Lexie with her friend, so he tries to sneak out unnoticed. However, Lexie spots him, and she asks him why he's here?
In France, Hope's vision begins to blur. Stefano works to suck the venom out of Hope's leg and he yells at her to be still. She can't see what he is doing, so he tells her that he's trying to remove the poison from her system before she dies! After sucking the poison out, he puts a tourniquet on her leg. He then sterilizes a paint spackle in a candle flame, and makes a cut in her leg so the poison can drain out. Stefano tries to get Hope to take the antibiotics Kurt brought her, but she refuses and says that she can't loose her baby. Stefano thinks she is delirious and decides to apply a compress to her leg. He goes into the bathroom to get a compress, and ends up finding the pregnancy test. He confronts Hope with the test, and he asks her if she is pregnant? Hope tells him that she's pregnant.
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At Lady Vi's, Lexie realizes that Brandon was trying to avoid her, and she wants to know why. Brandon says he was here to do counseling and he was busy thinking about his client, and he just didn't see her. Lexie tells him that she doesn't believe him. She asks if he's avoiding her because of Abe? He asks why she assumes that Abe is involved? Lady Vi tells Lexie that her friend called and she can't make it, but she sees that Lexie has already found a replacement. Brandon says that he knows Lexie from the hospital. When Lady Vi asks about Larry, Brandon signals to her to keep quiet about that topic. Lexie and Brandon decide to sit down for lunch and to talk. They both think about their secrets, and keep them from one another for the time being. Brandon asks her if she comes here often?
Lexie says she discovered this place long ago, but she wouldn't expect to see him here. Brandon says he's not all white, his father is Cuban. He says that a lot of people think he is part black, until they see Nicole. Brandon says he learned to downplay his Cuban heritage, which upsets Lexie. Lexie tells Brandon that she learned a few years ago that her biological father was white, and she knew growing up that something was different about her, but she didn't know what. Brandon understands how she felt as a kid. Lexie asks if he wants to talk about it, but he says no. Suddenly, everyone in Lady Vi's starts dancing, so Brandon suggests they dance too. Lexie does want to, so Brandon pulls her onto the floor. After the dance, Lexie opens up to Brandon about something she's been holding back from him. Lexie tells Brandon that plans on arresting him for not going to counseling sessions. Lexie is beeped by the hospital and she excuses herself to take the call.
At the dress shop, Belle and Chloe are shopping. Belle puts on a black skirt which she says she likes because it makes her look sophisticated. Chloe thinks her friends will give her a hard time, but Belle says that she doesn't care. Belle is impressed that she doesn't let those other kids get to her. Chloe says there is one person who gets to her, but not in a bad way. Belle realizes that she's talking about a guy. Belle thinks it is someone goes to Salem High, but it turns out that it is Mozart. Chloe says that Mozart is the reason she gets up every morning, and that his music is as close to heaven on earth as we can get. Belle envies her passions for music and she wishes she could feel that way about something.
On the basketball court, Shawn is venting his anger. He tells Philip that he wants to kill Stefano for stealing his mom. Philip tells Shawn that his dad is on the case, and if anyone can find Stefano DiMera and his mom it is Victor Kiriakis. The two then play a game of one on one. Belle and Chloe show up, and Philip blames his loss on Chloe. He says her baying at the moon threw him off, but Belle and Shawn stick up for her. Chloe grabs the basketball and makes a great shot with it, and she offers to give Phil some pointers. When a stray dog shows up, Philip tells Chloe that her boyfriend has arrived. Shawn asks Philip why he's being such a jerk to Chloe? Philip says that she is a reject! Shawn tells him that he's been hanging out in that mansion for way too long. Meanwhile, Chloe puts Philip's leather jacket on the fire hydrant, and the stray dog pees on it! Philip is not pleased when he learns what Chloe has done, but Shawn and Belle think it is a riot.
Nicholas tells Kate that she can keep throwing him out, but he'll keep coming back. He starts rubbing her leg, and the two of them touch one another's cheeks. As the pull into kiss one another, Marlena walks in on them! Lucky for them, Marlena didn't catch them, so Nicholas leaves. Marlena has dropped by to help Kate plan her wedding. She brought a wedding album that John has been putting together. She tells Kate that her wedding day was a changing point for her and John, and it will be for her and Victor too. Kate cries that it won't, and that things will never be the same. Marlena wants to talk to Kate about her relationship with Victor, but Kate says talking won't help. Marlena asks her to try. Kate says that she's stuck in a situation that she can't get out of, and she thinks about all her close calls with Nicholas. Marlena tells her that she can confide in her. Kate says she wants to be with "him," but it can't happen. Marlena asks her who she is taking about? Kate lies and says she's talking about Victor. She tells Marlena that Victor hasn't fully recovered, and he doesn't think they will ever fully get back what they once had. She says that because of what he's told her, she has made some big mistakes. Marlena tells Kate that she understands what is going on. Kate asks her how she could know? Marlena says she's figured it all out, Victor is impotent.
Vivian suggests to Victor that he not marry Kate. Victor says that he and Kate may have their misunderstandings, but she's reading too much into it. Vivian knows something is wrong, and she asks him what is wrong. Victor thinks about his impotency, and tells Vivian that he and Kate are getting married and things will work out. When Vivian asks how he can be so sure, he says because he loves her. Later, Vivian leaves and Victor calls his doctor and asks him to fax him some records. He then starts walking, and Nicholas walks in and catches him. Victor says it is only a few steps, not a full recovery yet. He tells Nicholas that if there is something he wants in life he should go after it, and fight to keep it. He tells him that is how he got everything he had, and he's had to fight to keep it. Victor asks Nicholas what he wants in the grand scheme of things. Nicholas says he wants a lot of things, so Victor tells him to go after them now and never let them go. Nicholas asks what if it would hurt someone else? Victor tells him that it depends on who and what is involved, but if the goal is important enough to him, all his guilt will disappear. Nicholas thanks Victor for the advice. Victor has to leave his office for a moment to make a call, and a fax comes in for Victor from his doctor. Nicholas sneaks a peak at the fax, and he learns that he is impotent.
Vivian goes back to her office and opens up a letter and finds out about a business retreat at Green Mountain Lodge. She learns that she and Victor are invited to speak there, and she thinks this is just what she needs. Suddenly, Ivan shows up. Vivian gives him a hug and thinks that fate has sent him to her. She tells him that she needs his help getting to paradise. Ivan asks where paradise is? She says it is where Victor will tell her that he loves her. Vivian and Ivan go shopping in Salem Place, and Vivian tells Ivan that she plans to seduce Victor at Green Mountain lodge and then she'll have everything she ever wanted. When Vivian goes to buy some pantyhose for her trip, Ivan decides to buy a lotto ticket which could be worth 40 million dollars.
In France, poor Kurt is still lying on the ground outside the chateau with blood coming out of his nose and mouth, we don't know if he is dead or alive. However, near the end of the show, Kurt begins to stir! In the turret, Hope admits to Stefano that she is pregnant. Stefano promises to take care of her and her baby. He asks her how far along she is, but she doesn't know. Stefano tells her that it is very important that he knows when she conceived the child. Hope doesn't know, and she doesn't know why Stefano cares. Hope says that the first time she got sick was at the fisherman's cottage, so she and Bo must have conceived the child during the summer. Stefano mumbles "so much happened then," which Hope hears. She asks him what happened? Stefano says it is not important, but Hope says it was important. She starts mumbling that Bo will be so happy to learn they are expecting, and she eventually drifts off to sleep. Stefano remembers the events on the sub, and when Gina/Hope seduced him. He wonders if it is possible if the baby is his.
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Vivian continues her shopping spree in Salem Place. She buys all sorts of accessories to use in her plan to seduce Victor, like some sexy lingerie. Lexie has coffee with her mom and the two talk. Lexie worries about Brandon and Abe, and Hope and Stefano. Lexie fears Stefano and Hope might be dead, but Celeste says that she would know if her father is dead because of a special parent-child bond.
Later, Vivian and Ivan meet up with Celeste, and Vivian tells Celeste her dream of a future with Victor. Brandon gets a call from Larry, who has made arrangements to meet with the lawyer and talk to him about Abe. Later, Brandon goes to the hospital and makes an appointment with Marlena. While there, Abe arrests him.
Greta shows Lily her new apartment. They soon end up arguing about Greta's mother, how she was an art thief, and not worthy of European society. Greta defends her mother and says that she was Stefano's pawn. Eric shows up at Greta's with a housewarming gift, but Greta is still angry about what she saw at the Blue Note. She tells Eric that she has decided that they should only be friends. After Eric leaves, Greta regrets her decision to dump him.
At Titan, after a discussion, Kate admits to Marlena that Victor is impotent, but it doesn't matter to her. Marlena doesn't feel that Kate should marry Victor if it is possible that he'll never recover his sexual abilities.
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At the police station Brandon tells Abe he wants to call his lawyer. His lawyer turns out to be a man named Benny who is a former cop. He used to work for the Salem Police Department. In Abe's office he and Lexie continue to argue about Brandon. She wants Abe to let Brandon go. Brandon's lawyer arrives and says that by the time the dust settles Abe will be on the unemployment line. They also discuss Larry. Benny tells Brandon that once he's finished with the Larry vs. Abe case Larry will become a wealthy man. Benny goes to see Abe and demands for his client to be released. The two men exchange sarcastic barbs. Abe refuses to release Brandon. Benny tells Abe he will take him to court. and bring him down. Meanwhile...Lexie is visiting Brandon. She says "I wish Abe would drop this but he won't." She asks Brandon how he knew Benny and why he chose him. He says he heard he was the best and that because Benny is a former cop he figured he would do the best job representing him. He tells her he knows of the animosity between Benny and the police officers and that he knows Benny and Abe don't get along. He says that because of these things Benny is the best man for the job. Brandon also says he didn't tell Benny she was the one who told him he was going to be arrested. She is relieved.
Dr. Rolf is examining the computer chip that was in John's brain. He tells Bart they may have a huge problem on their hands. Dr. Rolf says their is a short circuit in the chip. They are worried John will remember everything about his past as Stefano's pawn. The two men discuss Princess Gina and debate whether or not she may have exacted her revenge on Stefano and Hope before she died. They decide that may be the reason they haven't heard from their boss. Dr. Rolf says he has to deal with the John situation before they can concentrate on finding out what has happened to Stefano.
Eric knocks on Greta's door and when she opens it he kisses her. Greta pushes him away and once again tries to break it off with him but he won't leave. He tells her he doesn't want them to end it. She says she wants him to leave because she has to pack for Europe. He is stunned. She says she is going to bury her mother's remains at the chateau and then will return to Salem. Eric is relieved. He tries to convince her to allow him to accompany her. He goes on to say he doesn't want her to feel like she has to compete with Nicole for his affection. He says their is no competition...his relationship with Nicole is over. He tells Greta he only wants to be with her. She tells him she would be very happy if he went to Paris with her. He says he will be with her every step of the way. In Paris Stefano is taking care of a feverish Hope. He swears to her he is doing everything he can for her and her baby. Hope asks Stefano if he has heard from Kurt. He says he hasn't. Hope is distraught because Kurt is the only one who knows where they are. Stefano silently remembers that Dr. Rolf knows where the castle is. He wonders why he hasn't come looking for him. Hope tells Stefano she had a dream that Bo rescued them. She says that in the dream she told Bo about the baby and Bo said they conceived it out of love. He knows Hope wants to believe that is the truth. Although he knows differently he stays silent. He again wonders if the baby is his.
At the penthouse John is flooded with memories of his past with Stefano. He wonders why he is remembering all of this now. He has some memories of his past with Gina too. He remembers Stefano telling him he had found the perfect disguise for him...as a priest. He also remembers Stefano telling him about the fake papers they got from the vatican that proved it. Another memory he has is of the two of them discussing the stolen paintings. In this memory Stefano tells John he loves him as if he were one of his own children. John goes on to remember himself putting another stolen painting in a room with the others. While there...to himself he says their isn't anything he wouldn't do for his best friend! As John comes back to reality a lone tear rolls down his cheek. He is stunned!
Victor, Bo, Shawn and Roman are gathered in Victor's office discussing Stefano. Shawn says he asked someone to join their meeting that may be able to shed some light on the situation. He brings Lily in. She starts by saying Gina was devious, manipulative and every bit as evil as Stefano. She says Gina used her to get into the social circle so she could steal the paintings. She says when Gina first came to Salem she had every intention of reuniting with John and Greta and then the three of them would return to Paris. When Gina realized John wasn't going to leave Marlena she set her sights on falling in love with Bo. Lily says Gina did genuinely love Bo and wanted a life in Salem with him and Greta. She also says Gina was full of hostility for Shawn. Bo concludes this was because Gina felt threatened by Shawn because Shawn didn't trust her. Lily goes on to tell them that when Gina came back from her overnight trip to Paris she said Stefano would no longer be a problem and that Hope had vanished. Lily says she believes Gina was lying and says she thinks Hope is alive. Lily says that if they find Stefano they will probably find Hope. She says if Gina had killed them she would have loved divulging the details of their demise. Because Gina didn't say anything like that Lily believes they are still alive.
While visiting Brandon in jail Lexie ranted to him about his being arrested by Abe. She said it never should have happened. She went on to say that if Brandon had just went to the counseling sessions like he was told to do none of this would have happened. Brandon told Lexie he already scheduled an appointment with Marlena. She responded angrily and demanded to know why he didn't tell Abe. He claimed he tried but Abe slapped the cuffs on him and she told him not to say anything until his lawyer was present so he kept quiet. She told Brandon he used her to hurt Abe. She said he made her out to be a fool. He denied her accusations but admitted he now wants Abe to eat crow.
In Abe's office Benny gave Abe the appointment card Brandon got from Marlena's secretary. Abe calls Marlena's secretary to confirm Brandon's appointment. She told Abe Brandon scheduled the appointment today. "That's interesting" said Abe. Abe told Benny he will be watching Brandon very carefully and that one session with a therapist is not enough to keep him out of jail. Benny responded with "You'd better get a lawyer yourself because you're gonna need it" He again said he is going to bring Abe down. He told Abe he had no business arresting such an upstanding citizen. He said Brandon is well liked with a heart of gold who loves being a pediatric counselor. He said "As a matter of fact...you arrested him right after he had visited one of his patients." Benny left to sign Brandon's release papers. After being released the two men discussed Phase Two of their plan to bring down Abe. They believe the case of Larry vs. Abe will cause Abe's downfall. Lexie goes back to talk to Abe and he told her he had to release Brandon but this is far from over. He told her he thinks Brandon has made this a personal vendetta. Lexie said "If you leave Brandon alone he will leave you alone." Abe didn't agree. He told her he found out Brandon had made his appointment today. She remembered telling Brandon to schedule a counseling session but she didn't tell Abe about her involvement.
While having coffee at Salem Place...Vivian told Nicholas she planned to get Victor to go with her to the Green Mountain Lodge for a seminar. She said once they are there she intends for them to end up in bed together. Nicholas told Vivian to stop the game playing in order to win Victor's love. He told her she should want Victor to love her for who she is not for the schemer she has become. Vivian said that because of her past misdeeds Victor can never love her. Nicholas told her it could happen if she is honest with Victor instead of lying to him all the time. Vivian got Nicholas to admit that having Victor gone could help him in his quest to be with Kate. He told her having Victor find Nicholas and Kate together as she wanted would not help this situation it would hinder it. She agreed.
In Paris...Stefano tended to an ailing Hope. He fed her crackers and water but didn't eat himself because he was worried Kurt wouldn't return and he wanted to make sure Hope and her baby have the food that is left. Stefano had a coughing fit. Hope asked him if he was alright. He weakly said he was fine although it was obvious he really wasn't well.
At .com with Greta Eric said he's happy they talked things out. Greta wanted to know if they would be going to Paris as a couple or as friends. He explained to her that the two sexes are very different. He said men don't communicate their emotions very well with words. He said men are more prone to the old adage "Actions speak louder than words." Men would rather show what they are feeling than talk about the way they are feeling he said. He again told her she is the only person he wants to be with. She asked "How do you want to be with me." He responded with a kiss. On their way out he told Greta how happy he is to be escorting his "girlfriend" to Europe. She was thrilled! They left to find Lily to inform her of their plans. In the meeting with Bo, Shawn, Victor and Roman Lily told them she would do anything to retrieve the artwork Gina stole from her. She said she wanted Stefano and all his minions to pay for stealing from her. Just outside the door John was eavesdropping on their conversation. He had another memory of himself admitting to being Stefano's best friend. He went inside and they updated him on what they had learned about the trip Gina and Stefano took to Paris. Lily said she hoped that once they found Hope and Stefano they could then find her painting and all of the other paintings as well. John blurted out "I know." Bo asked him what he meant. John said he would just be guessing but wondered if the paintings could be at Stefano's castle in Paris. Maybe in a secret room or in the basement. Bo said they had thought of that but it had seemed too obvious. John said they should still check it out. They all feel the paintings will lead them to Stefano but they don't think they will find Hope at the castle. Bo said "If we could just get a sign telling us where they are." "A sign" Lily said. She told them about the story in Paris about the mysterios SOS signal the French authorities had been receiving. She showed them a newspaper article stating the authorities now believe it was a hoax. They all believe it could have been Hope sending the signal. Bo said he was going to Paris right away. Shawn and Roman said they were going too. John said they could use his jet and he told Bo if there is anything else he can do just let him know. Bo told John he hoped that John would remember his past with Stefano and Gina because if he did they might get the answers they are looking for. Victor's secretary interrupted their meeting. The others went out into the hall so she could speak to Victor privately. She told him about a seminar at Green Mountain Lodge. She said someone from Titan must attend. He said he's too busy with other matters and told her to send Kate in his place. In the hall Greta and Eric meet up with Lily and John. Greta told Lily she is ready to take her mother back to Europe to bury her at the family estate. She said she still needed to make the final arrangements but would keep Lily informed. Lily told Greta she would return to Paris with her for support. John told them they could go to Paris with him and the others in his jet. They will all make the trip to Paris together he said. Back in his office Victor said he would be more help if he stayed in Salem retrieving any information that comes in. Bo told him he would stay in touch and thanked him for all of his help. Bart reported to Dr. Rolf and told him he learned that John would be taking a trip but he didn't know where to...yet. He said he had someone working on finding out where John is going. Dr. Rolf told Bart he is worried John will remember his past as Stefano's soldier. He said they have to prevent that from happening. Bart answered his ringing phone. When he hung up he told Dr. Rolf John filed a flight plan...to Paris. Dr. Rolf is stunned.
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