Mickey tells Sami that the report from the social worker says it all, Will is thriving in his environment. Sami says that is because she and Austin are there with him. Mickey points out that is because Lucas is letting them live there, another thing in his favor as the court will see him as being very generous. Sami is appalled, and Austin asks what 's the bottom line? Mickey says that Sami doesn't have a leg to stand on, she is out gunned. He says that her only hope is to find evidence that Lucas is an unfit father. Sami knows there is evidence and says she will hire an army of detectives if need be. Austin tells her no way and asks her to drop this plan. He tells her that she can't investigate Will's father, how would that look? She says she doesn't care, how does he think it made her feel watching him steal her son from death row.
Austin tells Sami that Lucas is still Will's father, and joint custody would have been the way to go. Sami tells them that they seem to think she should give Will up to Saint Lucas the wonder dad! Austin tells Sami that she has to face the facts, Lucas is Will's father and she can't manipulate people or rewrite things the ways she wants them to be. He tells her to deal with what she has right now and work with Lucas to deal with Will's best interest. Sami says that it is not in Will's best interest to allow Will to be raised without his mother, he will think she abandoned him.
Maggie says one of them has to give in, but Sami says she was raised without her mother and she'll be damned if she lets her son go through that kind of hell. Austin tells Sami to calm down, but she refuses and walks out. Austin apologizes to Mickey and Maggie, but Mickey says they tried. Austin goes after Sami and tells her that he has something important to show her. Maggie feels sorry for Sami, and Mickey says that Sami has always been her own worst enemy, should could have had joint custody, and now she's going to end up with nothing. Later, Maggie talks with Mickey about the type of restaurant she wants to run. Mickey tells Maggie that she should buy Tuscany!
Lucas shows Nicole the report the social worker wrote up on Will. The social worker indicates that Will is thriving in his current environment. Lucas says that they will have Will all to themselves, and Sami will be out in the cold. He talks about how soon they will be moving into their mansion, and Sami will be moving into some run down apartment. When he comments that if Sami doesn't improve her living conditions, he may not let her see Will. This news seems to trouble Nicole, especially when Lucas says that way Will will think of her as his mother. When he says that they can start working on giving Will some brothers and sisters, Nicole shouts out loud "No Way!"
Nicole realizes her mistake, and tells Lucas that it wouldn't be fair to Will to have more children when things aren't settled with Will yet. Lucas thinks she is being very unselfish. Nicole still thinks they should give custody to Sami, but Lucas tells her that she's never had a child so she wouldn't know what it is like not to want to give up that child, but she will soon when they have one of their own. Lucas says he's starving and suggests they go down to dinner. Nicole says she wants to change her earrings, so she'll catch up. Lucas leaves, and Nicole tells herself that there is no way Lucas is going to turn her into a baby making machine. She then says if it was Eric's baby, things would be different. She tells herself that she has to figure out a way to get Sami her brat so she can help her get Eric back.
Kate and Victor are getting ready for an elegant dinner at the mansion. Kate tells Victor that it is so great to have him home, and it is almost like the past few years never happened. Victor says they happened, but now he wants to look towards the future, which includes getting his five million dollars back from Nicole. He asks Kate if she has any questions before they begin playing the game? Kate says she has no questions, and is impressed with his plan. Victor says he's counting on Nicole's greed to cause her to fall into his trap. When Kate says that Nicole is no match for him because she's a low life tramp, Victor tells her that she couldn't me more wrong. Victor tells Kate that Nicole is a natural at playing these games, and she plays them very well. Still, Kate thinks she's just a little tramp. Victor wonders why because she comes from good stock, at least on her mother's side. Victor says Fayewas a hard worker and had a lot of dignity, she really impressed her. Kate says it is too bad that dignity didn't rub off on Nicole. Victor discusses his plan with Kate, which includes steering Nicole into investing her money back into Titan somehow.
Nicole and Lucas come downstairs to the dining room, and Henderson signals to Victor that they are right outside. Victor tells Kate that it is important that they tell no one the real reason Rex is coming to dinner tonight because Rex entrusted him with information on a new deal which will make him a lot of money, and he doesn't want to ruin their relationship. Lucas and Nicole listen in, and Nicole is intrigued. Victor tells Kate that the more people who know about this, the less money there is for them to make! Lucas and Nicole go into the dining room, and Lucas asks Victor what he was talking about, would they care to share their information on this wonderful investment? Kate tells Lucas that he shouldn't have been eavesdropping, and Victor says he should have thrown the whole lot of them out months ago. Lucas says the cat is out of the bag now, so what is this great money making tip?
Victor tells Lucas that this is to be kept confidential, and he's not going to jeopardize his relationship with Rex Rollins so he can play with the big boys. Victor tells him to drop it, but Kate says Lucas should be involved in this. Nicole silently decides to make her own killing in this deal since she won't be a part of this family for much longer. Victor thinks Nicole must be bored with this business talk, but Nicole claims she is fascinated and tells them to keep on talking. Victor hopes that Rex hasn't let anyone else in on this deal, and Nicole asks why? Victor tells her that the key to making money is to buy the stocks before others do. Kate tells Victor not to worry, Rex has always been trustworthy. Victor says yes, except for his one weakness. When Lucas asks what it is, Victor says that Rex has been known to reveal information to beautiful women. After the dinner, both Kate and Victor believe that Nicole has fallen head first into their trap. Kate tells Victor that she has learned her lesson about giving away money and won't make that mistake in the future. Victor tells her that he's already dealt with that, he's removed the temptation by removing her signing privileges at Titan! Kate is shocked and walks out of the room. Lucas goes to read Will a story, and promises Nicole that he won't be long. She tells him to take his time. After he leaves, Nicole calls the operator to get Rex Rollins number and address.
Hope has regained conscious and sees that the place is on fire. She tells Stefano that they have to get out of here, but he is out cold. Hope runs to the door and bangs on it screaming for help, but nobody is there to help them. She looks out the window and sees that the cars are gone, and she screams for Bo to come back. Hope believes it is all over, and as the flames rise higher, she cries. She crawls over to Stefano and tries to wake him up, but he is unresponsive. He finally comes too and tells Hope to save herself. Hope says she will save both of them. She covers Stefano's face with a wet towel, and prays to God to let them live. Hope eventually passes out, but before doing so she says she will see her family again in heaven one day.
In the cars, Alice notices that there is a fire going in the castle. Bo wonders who could have started the fire if Kurt is gone, and suddenly realizes it is Hope. Bo stops his car and turns around, so John follows him. They arrive at the castle, and John says they searched the top floor. Bo says they never went up to the turret. Doug calls for help as Bo, John, Eric, and Shawn break into the castle. Belle worries about Shawn because the fire is out of control, and Greta worries about Eric. Greta feels guilty because it is her fault Eric came on this trip, but Marlena says Eric has no regrets about anything he does. Alice says that she has faith everything will work out, and Marlena says that faith will carry them through.
Bo and Shawn begin searching one side of the chateau and John and Eric take the other. Shawn remembers earlier that Belle swore she saw the bookcase move, so he tells his dad about it. They start pushing on the bookcase, but it isn't moving. They decide to move the books, and Bo finds the trigger which opens the passage. Bo and Shawn climb the turret and show up at the door, but it is locked. Bo tells Shawn to find something to bust this door down with! Inside the turret, Hope hears Bo and Shawn calling to her and she thinks it is a dream. She wakes up and calls back to them, and they hear her! Bo tells her that they will get her out of there. Shawn finds the keys hanging on the wall, but there are a lot of them on the key ring, so it takes them some time to open the door. They finally get it open, and get to Hope.
Meanwhile, John has a memory of a secret passage in the walls, so they start searching the panels. John manages to find the switch, so they enter the passage. Eric runs ahead of John, and a beam falls on him and knocks him out. John rescues Eric and carries him outside. He apologizes to Hope for the delay. Greta panics when she sees Eric, but Lily tells her not to look because he has a bad head wound. John runs back into the castle, despite Marlena begging him not to. Eric comes too, and Doug and Julie notice that the entire castle is going up in flames. Julie wonders where in the hell the fire department is. Back inside, John encounters Bo, who has Hope in his arms, and Shawn in the staircase. John says they need to get out of here, but Hope says someone else is up there. John tells Bo to get Hope out and he'll go up for whoever it is. John goes up to the turret and finally sees Stefano on the floor. However, he is shocked when he realizes it is Stefano!
Back outside, Bo and Shawn come out of the castle, and everyone is relieved to see that he has Hope in his arms.
At the Kiriakis mansion, Nicole told Lucas there was a movie on pay-per-view she wanted to watch. He said he can't watch right now because it's time for him to read Will his bedtime story and put him to bed. Will arrived and happily greeted his dad. Nicole left disgusted. Outside the mansion Sami and Austin were watching Will and Lucas through a window. Austin told her he has watched Lucas and Will's bedtime ritual every night since he has moved back into the house. He asked her to watch with him. She was happy thinking this would prove Lucas was an unfit father. Austin told her he didn't bring her there to spy on Lucas or prove him unfit he said he brought her there to show her what a loving and devoted father Lucas is. He explained that if she and Lucas were in a nasty custody battle then she would not have the opportunity to watch this let alone have the opportunity to see Will whenever she wanted. She had a vision of herself and Lucas fighting over Will and when the boy came upon the two of them he rejected Sami and went to Lucas saying, "I want my daddy!" Sami didn't tell Austin about her vision she just continued to watch Lucas and Will together. While Lucas was reading Will his bedtime story he began to tickle his son. Sami thought Lucas was hurting her son and wanted to confront him but Austin stopped her before she could. Austin said Lucas wasn't hurting Will he was just playing with him. Will told Lucas he wanted to play airplane. Lucas granted his son's request. Sami told Austin she was worried Will may hit his head and get hurt. Austin wondered aloud if Sami could've made a mistake when she accused Lucas of hitting Will. Sami said she made no mistake. She said Lucas was a drunk and she still feels like he is a danger to Will. She told Austin she doesn't understand how he could want her to give up her son. Austin said that wasn't what he was asking her to do. He said he wanted her to share custody of Will with Lucas. She said that would be like giving up her son and she can't do that. She said Austin couldn't know what that felt like to her. He reminded her he does know what it feels like to give up a child. He told her that when Carrie, Mike and Eric proved he wasn't Will's father he had to give up the boy he thought was his son. He told her that isn't what she would have to do if she could just have an open mind about Lucas's relationship with Will. He said Lucas had proved many times over that he is a good father. Meanwhile...in another room in the mansion Nicole is alone and to herself she said "That damn kid!" Victor appeared and said "That damn kid...what a way for you to refer to your stepson." Nicole told Victor she didn't really mean to say that. She said she had been looking forward to spending some time with Lucas. Victor told her to stop with her lies and excuses because he can see right through her and doesn't believe a word she says. He told her when he looks into her baby blue eyes he sees nothing but evil. She told him she wanted some alone time with her husband whom she loves very much and didn't realize they would be interrupted by Will. Victor told her that was a bunch of bull because she didn't know what real love is. He called her a gold-digging tramp and said she didn't marry Lucas for love...she married him for money! Nicole pretended to be hurt by Victor's harsh words but he didn't fall for her act. When Nicole realized Victor wasn't going to play her games she turned the conversation around. She told him he may not think highly of her but one day he will want her just as all men do. Before she left she tried to kiss him but he turned away. She stopped in the hallway to look at herself in a mirror. Aloud she congratulated herself on turning the situation with Victor around to benefit her. Into the mirror she said "You were right dad all it takes is my beautiful face and body to get everything I want." She vowed it wouldn't be long before "that old coot" desired her just as every man does. She smiled smugly. In the other room Victor was on the phone with Rex Rawlins and told him Nicole would be by to visit him soon. He reminded Rex to be careful because Nicole would be cautious about investing at first. He said to make sure she wins big on her first few investments so that she will feel comfortable enough to make bigger investments. He said once she does that then all of the money will be back in the Titan account where it belongs.
Outside the castle, Bo revived Hope with mouth-to mouth. Eric was aroused by Greta and Lily after being knocked out while trying to rescue Hope. In the turret John found Stefano who asked if Hope was safe. John said she was and Stefano said "Now you must save me." John laughed saying "Why should I? You made this hell now you should burn in it." Shawn told Marlena the reason John hadn't come back out with them is because Hope told them someone else was in the turret. Marlena wondered who it could be. Shawn said he didn't know. Both he and Eric said they were going back inside to find John. The others told them that they couldn't. Doug went inside instead and Shawn slipped away from the others and followed him. While deciding whether or not he should rescue Stefano John had memories of their past friendship. He tried to push the memories away while Stefano asked him if he was remembering something. He told Stefano he deserved to die. Stefano reminded John that if he doesn't rescue him then he will never be able to see his children again. He asked John to tell Lexie he truly loved her. John said "I'll make sure to tell her she's better off without you." Stefano said, "It's not over yet." John replied snappily, "Yes it is." He left Stefano alone in the turret. Stefano tried to drag himself along the floor but stopped when he heard a noise. When he looked up at the ceiling it was falling down on him. Doug and Shawn were separated by the smoke and Doug made his way back outside. He told the others John and Shawn were still inside. Suddenly John and Shawn appeared and they were dragging Stefano with them. Bo said to John, "Don't tell me you risked your life for that?." John replied, "He has answers and I have questions." Marlena said "Don't tell me he was locked up there with Hope." As soon as John said "yes" the castle exploded causing glass and debris to fly everywhere. John covered Marlena just as Bo covered Hope and everyone fell to the ground. Once the dust settled everyone was o.k. The firemen and paramedics arrived. Lily told John she was disappointed he hadn't allowed her to get her painting before it went up in flames. He reminded her that saving lives was more important than any art piece. John told the paramedics to make sure Stefano's hospital room was heavily guarded. They said they would have policemen posted. Greta told Eric she believed the reason her mother washed up at the lagoon was her way of getting everyone back to the castle. She said she now realized that when her mother's coffin fell over she had been pointing at the turret. She said everything was beginning to make sense now. She said her mother must have been trying to tell her where Hope was before she died but because she didn't believe the woman in the hospital was really her mother she wouldn't listen. She said that everything that has happened with her mother's body since she died has been her mother's way of letting them know Hope was alive. Eric reminded her there was something else her mother said before she died and asked Greta if she wanted to tell him what that was. While watching John and Stefano Greta remembered her mother telling her who her father was. She told Eric now wasn't the time to talk about what her mother had said. She said she would tell him when the time was right. Once Hope was on a stretcher Marlena checked her vital signs. She told the paramedics Hope inhaled a lot of smoke and that her abdomen was distended which may be due to malnutrition. As they were getting ready to go to the hospital Hope removed her oxygen mask and said "Wait. Bo, I'm going to have your baby." Standing around her stretcher Marlena, Shawn and Bo are confused by Hope's comment. "What? That's not possible." said Bo.
The police assure John and Marlena that Stefano is well guarded and won't escape. John decides to check on DiMera's condition. Marlena checks on Hope's condition and reports back to John, she is stable. John asks about the pregnancy, but Marlena says the nurses didn't say anything about it. Marlena tells John that Bo obviously isn't the father of Hope's child, so there is only one other explanation. John remembers the sub-sex and is about to open his mouth, but Marlena says perhaps that there is no baby, and Hope imagined it after seeing she was so bloated from malnutrition.
Shawn and Bo are in with Hope, who is stable. She wakes up and tells Bo that she was so afraid she was dreaming. He says he is here and won't leave her again. Hope asks where she is? Bo tells her that she is in a hospital in Paris and will be just fine. Hope is reunited with her son, and she's happy to be back with her family. Doug, Julie, and Alice come in to see Hope, and Doug gives her a big hug. The doctor returns with some test results, and he looks a little grim. Hope panics and asks if it is their baby? The doctor says that Hope's malnutrition is more serious than they thought, and there is no indication that the baby is in distress, but he needs to do more tests. Bo tells Hope that they will be right outside, so they leave. Shawn decides to go take care of something, and Bo tells Marlena and John that the woman in there is Hope, and she is pregnant.
Marlena tells Bo that he said he and Hope hadn't been close physically. Bo says he's having a hard time dealing with her and another man. Marlena points out that she was living Gina's life, but Bo says that the last time he saw her she remembered everything and didn't tell him she had been with anyone else. Marlena suggests that she got pregnant sometime after he returned to Salem. Bo asks why she would think it was his baby, and Marlena says she has an answer to that question. Marlena suspects that finding out she was pregnant could have caused Hope to loose touch with reality, and believing it was his child could have helped her hang on. Bo says he needs to know who the father is, but Marlena says that if he questions her right now, she may shut down and repress everything.
Bo goes back into see Hope, and Hope asks Bo what he meant when he said it wasn't possible that she was pregnant? Bo says that he just didn't expect to hear the news. Hope says she was shocked as well, but is happy now that she and the baby are safe. Hope asks Bo if he is happy to be a father again? Bo opens his mouth, but Hope interrupts him and says she know it is shocking, but her faith and love in her family got her through this. Suddenly, Shawn returns with flowers, chocolates, and a card for the baby. It says "To the newest Brady from your brother and your dad, we promised to love you just like we love your mom." He also bought the baby a dookee bear. Hope is positive that the baby will be as loving and kind as its brother and dad. Bo looks troubled, and Hope asks what is wrong?
Bo says they have a lot to talk about. Hope says that she wants to know what has been happening, but part of her is glad she doesn't remember a thing that has occurred this past year. Bo is shocked to learn that she remembers nothing! Hope says the last thing she remembers is a car accident in Salem and lying in the snow, after that it is all a blank. She says she remembers being with Kurt for awhile, and thinking she was his wife. Bo asks if this was when they were in the castle? Hope says no, this was in a small fishing cottage. Hope tells him all about the cottage and what happened there. Shawn asks if Kurt hurt or threatened him? Hope says not while they were at the cottage, but when she tried to run away he locked her in the turret. She says she didn't remember the truth about who she was until she was locked up. Hope is exhausted, so Bo tells her to get some rest. Shawn decides to stay with his mom, and Bo leaves. Stefano asks the nurse how Hope is? The nurse says she doesn't know, but she can check for him. She asks if they are close friends? Stefano remembers being seduced by Hope/Gina, and Stefano tells the nurse they have an interesting relationship. The nurse asks Stefano to tell her about his relationship with Hope Williams. Doug runs into a nurse in the hall and learns where Stefano's room is. He sneaks into Stefano's room and confronts him. He calls him a sick bastard for what he's done to his daughter. Doug grabs Stefano's oxygen line and tells him if he doesn't get this oxygen, he will die and the Brady's and Hortons will finally be safe! He then squeezes the line which causes Stefano to choke. However, Doug can't go through with it, and says that he will get his revenge when Hope uses her memories to put him away for life! Doug leaves, and Stefano tells himself that Hope doesn't remember being Princess Gina, and she never will, so he will beat him again! Later, Stefano has an out of body experience.
Doug runs into Julie and she realizes something is wrong. Doug tells her about his visit to see Stefano, and how he almost killed him. Julie tells Doug to concentrate on Hope and her recovery now. She says they can go back to Salem and help her recover and prepare for this baby. Doug says the baby is the only good thing that has come out of this nightmare. Julie tells him to leave Stefano to the ISA, Hope must have enough evidence to put him away for life. The nurse who was watching Stefano meets up with John to talk to him. She is really an undercover agent guarding him. The agent tells John that Stefano is very ill, he has slipped into a coma and she doubts he will survive through the day. Later, Bo tells John and Marlena that Hope doesn't remember anything of her time as Gina. Marlena says it has to be Stefano. Bo thinks Stefano wiped out her memory so Gina could go to Salem in her place, and he wishes John would have let Stefano die. Bo explains how Hope was rescued from a river, and John reminds her that Gina claims Hope jumped off the bridge. Bo refuses to believe she would have jumped and thinks she was pushed. He also has an idea as to who the father of Hope's baby is.
Eric finds Greta outside of Stefano's room. Greta tells Eric that Stefano is really sick, he has pneumonia and smoke inhalation. Eric thinks she sounds sorry for him, and says he can't look at him because of all the unforgivable things he did to his family and to hope. Greta tells Eric that she is also responsible for Hope's pain. Eric tells Greta that she was a victim in all of this as well, and he won't let her beat herself up over this. Eric suggests they go check on Hope, but Greta doesn't want to intrude. Eric suggests they get some breakfast instead, so they do. While buying breakfast, Eric sees a copy of Bella with Nicole on the cover. Greta sees it and can't believe she is still interfering in their lives. Eric is just surprised they are still using the picture, and then changes the subject and says that her picture should be on the cover of the magazine. They end up having chocolate crepes for breakfast, and later Lily shows up to have a word with Greta in private. They leave to talk, and Eric can't stop staring at Nicole's picture. He even imagines that he sees her in the bistro beckoning to him. Eric starts thinking about when he proposed to Nicole, and tells himself to get Nicole out of his head.
Lily tells Greta goodbye, she's going to her beach house for some peace and quiet. Lily says she has to leave for the airport in a few minutes. Greta is shocked that she's going to fly again so soon. Lily says that is why she is knocking back the champagne at this hour. Lily tells Greta that before she can leave she must tell her something about her mother. Lily tells Great that Stefano was responsible for her mother going mad, but she must be sure that her mother's love for her was good and pure. She tells Greta not to feel guilty for keeping her mother's secret, they trusted a woman who they loved, but she betrayed them because of her decent into madness. She tells Greta to remember the happy times she spent with her mother, not the bad times. Lily tells Greta that she will miss her, but will always be here when she needs her. She wishes her well with Eric, and tells her to follow her heart. Greta returns to Eric and asks him what he's thinking about, he looks a million miles away? Eric grabs Greta and passionately kisses her. Greta is shocked, and he apologizes and says he just feels so intensely about her. He asks her if she is okay with that? He takes her hand, but she doesn't look very happy.
At the Wesley's Chloe was sitting on the couch with the dog. She had a memory of Philip telling her she had pretty eyes and another memory of his friends calling her a freak. She remembered thanking Philip for being a man when he apologized for the headless chicken incident. While looking for Sugar (the dog), Nancy came upon Chloe and said " I know when I was a teenager the only thing that made my face look like yours does was boys." Nancy asked Chloe if there was anything she wanted to talk about. Chloe said there wasn't. Nancy explained that she would never want to be a teenager again. She said she felt awkward when she was in high school. She pulled out an old yearbook and showed Chloe some pictures of her and told of the most popular girl in her class. She said at the time she had wished she could be her but now she doesn't. She said she wouldn't trade her life for anything. She showed Chloe a picture of her first love. "Was it love at first sight?" asked Chloe. "Are you kidding? I never hated someone so much in my life!" Nancy replied. Chloe was stunned. Nancy said that sometimes this boy could be really sweet and say nice things but at the same time he and his friends would tease her. She said some people become overwhelmed by there fear and do things they wouldn't normally do if they weren't afraid. She explained that all she was trying to say was that Chloe should treat people as she wants to be treated. Nancy said that even now she has fears but she has learned to overcome them by trusting in what she believes. Chloe seemed appreciative of Nancy's advice. When Nancy left her alone she picked up the dog and said "Sugar, I know I can tell you this because you won't tell anyone." She said she knew Nancy was right about everyone being afraid of something. She said being a teenager really sucked and try as she might she just doesn't know how to get past her fears.
In the Paris hospital a nurse told Hope she would be moved to a regular room. Shawn was with her and they happily hugged. She told the nurse her son would be coming with her. Before they left she told Shawn she needed to speak to John. He went to find him. Outside Hope's room Bo told Marlena and John he thinks Kurt is the father of Hope's baby. He said Kurt must have taken advantage of her. Hope's doctor comes upon them and said he wouldn't be certain until they run some more tests but he's pretty sure they will reveal her to be in her third trimester. Bo was stunned and John seemed curious. Now Bo knows the baby couldn't possibly be Kurt's. Marlena commented that if the baby's father wasn't Kurt...then who could it be? Bo asked John and Marlena not to say anything about him not being the baby's father. He said he had to tell Hope the truth when the time was right and then together they will tell their families. Marlena and John agree that is the best solution for now. Shawn came upon them and told John his mother asked to see him. In her room Hope explained to her family the last memory she had of Salem was when she was in the car wreck a year ago. She said after that it is blank until she was rescued by the fisherman who brought her back to his cabin. She told them Kurt caught up to her there and claimed to be her husband. She told them she always felt like Kurt was lying to her and when she checked in his wallet she discovered he was single. She said no matter what she said or did Kurt refused to set her free. Shawn, John and Marlena entered Hope's room. John said "Hope you wanted to see me?" "Yes John. There's something I need to tell you. Something you must know." she said. Hope told John he did the right thing and thanked him for saving Stefano's life. Meanwhile...in Stefano's room the image of his face was hovering over his bed when Lexie arrived. She told her father that Marlena had called and told her everything. She said she knew he wasn't the evil person everyone had made him out to be. Lexie was weeping and praying for her father to survive. She told him she loved and needed him very much. The image coaxed Lexie to keep professing er love as that is what he needs to heal. Lexie thought she was hearing things but continued to pray. Suddenly Stefano opened his eyes. Lexie was elated! Stefano's doctor arrived and told Lexie it was a miracle! The doctor said that her love for her father seemed to be just the cure Stefano needed. He told her to keep loving her father and he should be fine. Stefano thanked Lexie telling her that her love is what had brought him back. Abe came in and began to question Stefano about his involvement with the bomb on John's plane. Stefano explained he didn't know anying about a bomb. He said he was locked up in the turret and Hope was his alibi. "Ask her" he said and then he fainted. The doctor came in and told them they must leave immediately. When Stefano came to he told a nurse it wasn't his time to die. He said he still has promises to fill. Outside Stefano's room Lexie berated Abe for not waiting for Stefano to be well enough to answer questions. Abe explained he was only doing his job and now he must go speak to Hope. Lexie said she was going with him. When they entered Hope's room she was telling everyone that Stefano saved the lives of her and her baby. She told them the entire time they were locked up together Stefano did everything in his power to keep her and her baby alive. She said he was even willing to die in the castle fire if it meant saving her life first. Lexie thanked Hope for her kind words. She said she wasn't used to anyone saying something nice about her father. Hope said she meant every word. She said she owed her life to Stefano and she told John if he should hate anyone he should hate Kurt because he is the evil one. Everyone was speechless. The doctor arrive and told everyone Hope needed her rest so they must go. She asked if Bo could stay. He did and she asked him to hold her. She said she wanted to wake up in his arms. He crawled in the bed to hold her. To himself he wondered "Oh Fancy Face...how am I ever going to tell you the truth?" Outside Hope's room John and Abe discussed any possibility that Stefano could have still been involved with everything that had happened. Lexie told them she couldn't believe they could think such a thing when Hope had already proved Stefano couldn't have been involved. She said she wished everyone could see the good in her father for once. They were interrupted by a nurse who told John that Stefano had asked to see him.
Greta and Eric were on there way back to the castle. She wanted to pay her last respects to her mother before they board a plane for Salem tomorrow. They discussed how her mother's secrets had caused so much heartache. She said she had family secrets of her own that she needed to deal with. She told him that after they visited her mother's grave she wanted to go back to the hospital because there was someone she needed to see. "Who?" he asked. "Stefano DiMera" she replied. When Eric wanted to know why she wanted to see him she explained that Stefano needed to know her mother was the one responsible for him being rescued. She said it was important to her that Stefano know that. She told Eric she must tell Stefano that no matter all the horrible things he did to her mother while she was alive her mother still reached out from her grave and saved his life. She said everything that happened with her mother's body after she died was her mother's way of making sure Hope and Stefano were saved. Meanwhile someone at the castle was digging the dirt away from Princess Gina's grave with their hands. They removed the coffin from it's grave. The grave digger ran their hands down the coffin and began to open it. When Greta and Eric arrived they spotted the empty hole where her mother's coffin had been buried. They heard a noise and Eric aimed his flashlight toward the sound. When the flashlight landed on it's target they discovered Kurt holding Princess Gina's corpse. He was stroking her hair and talking to her. Greta screamed. She begged Eric to make Kurt stop. Kurt was rocking the corpse telling the Princess he was going to take her back upstairs so they could dance together. He said he was sorry for not telling her how much he loved her when she was alive. Eric jumped on Kurt's back saying "What are you doing?!" The corpse fell to the ground and the two men began to fight. Eric told Greta to go back to the car and wait. She said she wasn't leaving him. Kurt pushed Eric into Princess Gina's grave saying he was going to bury him just as they had buried her. He began throwing dirt over Eric who was trying to climb out of the hole. When Kurt backed up to get more dirt Greta hit him over the head. He fell face first into Princess Gina's coffin. Eric climbed out of the hole and he and Greta fell into each other's arms. "Are you alright?" she asked. "Yes" he replied.
Benny and Brandon meet at the break of dawn at Brandon's request. He doesn't want Abe to learn about this meeting. Abe says that Abe Carver will not only lose his career and the respect of Salem, but his loving wife as well. Benny tells Brandon that he can't figure him out. Larry shows up for the meeting, and they get started. Benny says that he will be bringing a lawsuit against Abe Carver and the Salem PD for shooting an innocent boy and paralyzing him for life. Larry asks what he needs from him? Benny says he needs him to see a neurologist to verify his condition, and then he and his parents must see a psychiatrist to attest to their mental anguish.
Larry has a problem with this, he doesn't want his parents to undergo anymore pain. Brandon tells Larry that he understand where he is coming from, but it will be worth it. Larry wants another lawyer because Benny seems like an ambulance chaser. Brandon tells Larry that Benny is the best lawyer in Salem. Larry agrees to go through with it, as long as Brandon will go with him to the doctors. Brandon agrees, and tells Larry that this isn't just a case to Benny, it's personal for him too. Benny tells Larry that he used to work on the force with Carver, there was an incident, and now he has the chance to pay him Benny asks Larry if they are working together or not? Brandon tells Larry that he can be the one to make Abe pay, so Larry says he's in. Larry wants to get some food, so Brandon says he'll take him out. Before Brandon leaves, he tells Benny that he meant what he said, he wants to bury Abe Carver.
John and Marlena show up at the hospital, John didn't sleep well because he kept dreaming of choking Stefano. Marlena tells John that the doctors say Stefano might not have long to live. John tells her that is why he needs to get answers out of him while he's still alive. Lexie is sitting with Stefano. When he wakes up he calls her an angel and asks if he is in heaven? Lexie tells him no, he's right here on earth and is staying here. Lexie went shopping for a portable CD player and bought some opera for him to listen to, and she bought some Shakespearean sonnets for him to read. Lexie tells Stefano that Hope told them what he did for her. Stefano says he couldn't allow any harm to come to Hope's child, just as he would risk anything for her safety. He says their children are their greatest treasures. She tells him that he is a hero, and so is John. Lexie says that John saved everyone aboard that plane somehow, even though he's never piloted a plane. Lexie tells Stefano about the plane ride from hell, and Stefano realizes that John does remember the past. John comes in to see Stefano, so Lexie leaves after Stefano tells her that it is all right, he asked for him. John tells Stefano that he's done a good job snowing Lexie. Stefano tells John that they say he is dying. John tells him that would break his heart. Stefano asks John how much he remembers of his past? John asks him how much he thinks he remembers? Stefano says from what he said to him in the turret, he's remembering more and more. Stefano tells John to come close because he has something important to say to him. John leans in close to Stefano, who asks John to make sure Hope's baby is well taken care of. John asks why he cares about Hope's baby? Stefano says he knows he is just as concerned, for once they are both wondering whose baby it is. When John says that it is Bo's baby, Stefano tells him that they both know there are other possibilities. John says that Hope only loves Bo, but Stefano points out that Hope hasn't been Hope for over a year.
John tells Stefano that he loves Marlena, and he suggests he keep his disgusting insinuations to himself. Stefano says "My, my, my, we aren't the faithful husband we thought we were." He then asks John how his Hawaiian Honeymoon was? John glares at Stefano, who asks him if he doesn't remember the honeymoon, or does he remember it too well? John tells Stefano that he knows damn well he spent his honeymoon lost at sea, but he tries not to remember it. Stefano asks John to tell him what he recalls! John wishes he had left him to burn in that castle. Stefano tells John that some secrets continue to live on beyond the grave. He also says he's come to a decision that will have profound consequences on Salem. Stefano says that he has decided to live! John tells Stefano that he has something important to tell him! John grabs the plug to Stefano's life support, and says nobody is here to stop him from sending him straight to hell!
Lexie argues with Abe about her father. Abe still refuses to believe Stefano is innocent. He says that she needs to consider all the evidence because it is possible that Stefano had another reason for wanting to save Hope's baby. Lexie says that Stefano thought he was going to die, and maybe he wanted to spend his last days on earth doing good. Abe says it is a nice story, but he doesn't buy it. Lexie says they all do bad things, and there must be something he has done in his past he is not proud of. She says that it is not fair to judge someone on their past actions, she was taught that everyone deserves to be forgiven. When Abe says the trick is forgiving your self, Lexie asks Abe what he did that he doesn't feel he should be forgiven for? Abe remembers shooting Larry, and just tells Lexie that he's just being too hard on himself. Suddenly, Lexie and Abe hears John scream "Die you miserable bastard!" Abe pulls John out of the room, and Lexie looks in on her father. Lexie tells Stefano that his vitals are improving, and so is his color. Stefano says that he has regained his will to live, and he's anxious to get out of here. Abe asks John what went on, what did Stefano say to him? John says it wasn't just one thing, it was everything. Marlena finds Bo talking with Hope's doctor. He tells Bo that Hope is recovering so rapidly because she is happy, happiness is a great healer. Marlena talks with Bo, who is conflicted about whether to tell Hope the truth. Marlena asks Bo how he's going to tell her the truth? Bo doesn't know, and asks Marlena for suggestions. Marlena is clueless, because this news will shatter Hope. Marlena tells Bo that if he needs to talk to someone and if he can't talk to her, she can refer him to someone else. Bo says he doesn't want to think about it, but there is someone she was close to when she was Gina. Bo says the pictures of her with this guy sicken him. Marlena asks him who it is? Bo tells her it is Stefano. When he says he wants to tear that man apart, Marlena tells him that he can't do that because he is a better man than Stefano. Marlena says that Stefano did save Hope's life, but Bo says that makes sense if he is the father. Bo says all the evidence against Stefano is gone, and it is almost like he planned the whole thing.
Marlena doubts that because DiMera almost died. Marlena then asks Bo if he was to tell Hope that he wasn't the father of her child and Stefano might be, would Hope want to keep the baby? Bo tells Marlena that Hope loves Shawn and shares a bond with him, but MArlena says Shawn is a child she had with the man she loves. Bo says Hope is so happy right now, but Marlena says she's happy to be alive, and to have his love. Bo knows that Hope won't turn her back on this child, no matter who the father is. Marlena asks Bo how he feels about this? Bo says he'll deal with it, but he hates it and knowing she slept with someone else. Bo says it isn't her fault though, she didn't know what she was doing. However, he is another case, he knew what he was doing when he slept with Gina. Marlena tells Bo that he can't blame himself, Gina fooled him. Bo says he had his suspicions, but he wanted to believe she was his Hope. He thinks that Hope won't be able to forgive him for this, but Marlena is sure their love will get them through this. John shows up and tells Bo and Marlena the bad news, DiMera is going to live. He also got a message from Eric and Greta, who are at the police station. They caught Kurt, and he's in custody now. Bo thinks this is great news, perhaps they can get him to rat on DiMera and tell him who the father of Hope's baby is.
In Hope's room, Hope wakes up and Shawn is with her. She had a wonderful dream and asks where his dad is, she wants to tell him about it. Doug, Alice, and Julie show up and tell her that her test results are good, so she may be released as early as today! Julie asks Shawn whether he wants a baby sister or brother? Shawn says either way he gets to boss the kid around! Everyone laughs, but Hope scolds Shawn playfully. Doug and Julie are taking Alice back to Salem today, but they promise to stay in Salem for the arrival of their grandchild. When Doug calls Hope princess, Julie suggests he not call her that because it brings back bad memories. Hope says not for her, she has no memories of being Gina, and she knows who she is. Hope then says Bo better make an honest woman of her, she's not having this baby without being married! Alice is sure that is high on his list.
Hope says the one bad thing about her memory lapse is that she does not know where she and Bo conceived this baby. Later, Hope stuns her family when she asks them what happened to Gina when she returned to Salem, how did she die? They all tell her that Gina was sick and she should forget it. Hope says Gina claimed she was living her life back in Salem, and wants to know if it is true? She also asks, if it is true, how could they have believed her? Shawn swears that he never believed Gina was her, and he tried to convince the others. Hope apologizes to Shawn and says he shouldn't had to have gone through what he did. Shawn says it doesn't matter, Gina is gone and he has his mother back. Hope tells them all that the thought of Gina taking over her life just angers her, and she wants to know how she conned them. Alice tells her that this is not the time to look back, she needs to think about the baby. Hope tells Alice she is right, but she won't forget and they will talk about this later.