At the Brady homestead, Hope and Bo tried to share a lovely candlelit evening but as luck would have it, Billie interrupted. Trying to be honest, Hope told her it wasn't all right and she would go get Billie's things to speed along her exit. While Hope was upstairs, Billie told Bo she couldn't find a place to stay because Kate was with John, Kate's suite was being remodeled, Roman's house was out, and Lucas and Will were bad off and already crowding Lucas's apartment. Billie insisted on a hotel but Bo worried the judge would find out and put her back in the clink for defying his orders. Bo insisted Hope could deal with it because the evening was spontaneous but not special like an anniversary. A hopeful Billie smiled just enough for Bo to remember it was his anniversary with Billie. A perturbed Hope stood at the top of the stairs and watched the scene unfold.
John suffered through his back pain as Kate lie in bed trying to comfort him. A guilty John worried he let Sami down when she needed him but Kate told him Sami herself was to blame for her troubles and Sami also was not the only one grieving. When John had trouble getting out of bed for a shower, a quick thinking Kate grabbed a wash basin and set to work giving John a sponge bath. Feeling pathetic, John tried to stop her but finally gave in and thanked her. Kate said she enjoyed feeling like a good person even if she shouldn't. Eyebrow raised, John asked if she had something to do with Sami and Lucas's break up. A smooth talking Kate denied she did anything and was merely talking about mistakes in her past. When asked what else she could do, John asked her to hold him in her arms so he could sleep.
In the DiMera European castle, Roman and Marlena tried to put up a united front of pig headedness when Bart brought in dinner. Tony made an appearance to tell them to just eat already, and Marlena told him she was on to his plan to get her and Roman back together. Marlena clocked Bart on the cheek, sending Bart scuttling off after a chuckling Tony. After they were gone, Roman unveiled the dinner to find pizza, beer, chardonnay, and Chinese food. Roman and Marlena laughed as they realized this was the food they used to eat every Friday when they were newlyweds. The two reminisced about the olden days but were interrupted by a brief broadcast on the television of John and Kate holding each other in bed. Marlena refused to give in to Tony's plan but Roman told her that John and Kate had moved on and so should they. As Roman drew closer to Marlena, he told her, they were just like them, moving on, and the old love still was there between he and Marlena.
Down the hall in the castle, a pleased Tony was euphoric over Marlena's attempt to resist his plan. A curious Bart asked about Tony's involvement with Sami and Tony called her his secret weapon. When asked why, Tony told Bart that ten years ago Stefano had looked in Sami's eyes and discovered she was the most useful person in Salem. "Why do you think I've cultivated that relationship all these years?" he asked Bart.
In her apartment in Salem, Sami talked on the phone to Tony who used a distorted voice. Tony told her to open her front door. A reluctant Sami opened her door to find a man with a wad of cash and an offer to fulfill her fantasies of revenge. Sami let him in and the man proceeded to transform her through make-up, prosthetics, clothing, and wigs into a man. A pleased Sami wondered why and was told it would help her get what she wanted. For a final flourish, the make-up artist provided Sami with a mouth plate to give her a mannish voice. With the transformation complete, a letter of instructions, and directions to maintain her masculine disguise, Sami renamed herself Stan. Tony called back talking through his voice distorter to instruct her to get her revenge.
Tony calls Sami, his voice electronically disguised, and urges her to start taking her revenge. She thinks the plan is pure evil but Tony persuades her that it is the perfect way to punish John Black. Tony calls Kate (still disguising his voice) and tells her that Belle is cheating on Philip. Kate leaves John asleep in bed. Sami is thrilled at the prospect of revenge and Tony gloats to Bart: he'll use Sami to destroy all his enemies!
Hope is dismayed to hear that it's Bo and Billie's wedding anniversary. Bo tries to convince his wife that it means nothing. Hope's upset only grows as Bo insists that Billie must spend the night because they can't risk sending her back to jail. Hope finally gives in and says Billie can stay. Bo wants to continue their romantic evening but Hope says: forget it!
Shawn surprises Belle with a takeout dinner. Belle is uneasy being alone with Shawn... Shawn experiences a disjointed memory of his time with Jan over the previous summer and gets a big headache. Belle tries to make him feel better by feeding him and spills sauce on his clothes. He peels them off so Belle can soak them and Belle gives him Philip's robe to wear. Kate barges in on them and goes ballistic. Belle tries to explain that it is all very innocent but Kate can see Belle and Shawn are close. Belle is honest: she IS in love with Shawn but she won't act on their love until she can tell Philip the truth. Kate is apoplectic: Philip is off fighting a war... what happens when he finds out Belle is leaving him for Shawn?! Philip's life is at stake!
Philip leads Jake and two marines on a dangerous covert mission behind enemy lines. Philip is injured but he refuses to give up command. Jake points out this mission is going to be very dangerous. Philip agrees and that's why he's going to do it alone!
Hope, upset with Bo, reluctantly allows Billie to stay with them. Billie goes upstairs and fantasizes about celebrating her wedding anniversary with Bo. In the fantasy, Bo and Billie are still together, raising their daughter; they are a very happy family. Bo renews his wedding vows and carries Billie upstairs to make love. In reality, Bo is downstairs with Hope trying to get back to their romantic evening. Hope keeps hearing Billie upstairs and puts her out of the mood. Romantic and sexy Bo seduces her and carries Hope upstairs to make love. This interrupts Billie's fantasy and pained, she goes to take a shower. Hope hears the water running and that ends Bo and Hope's lovemaking. They fight about Billie again and Bo stomps out to sleep downstairs. Hope has second thoughts and calls after Bo. At the same moment Billie comes out of the bathroom and she sees there is trouble in paradise!
Kate tries to convince Belle to give up Shawn and stay faithful to Philip. Belle has no intention of breaking her wedding vows but she has to tell Philip the truth: she is in love with Shawn. After Kate leaves, Belle makes Shawn promise that they will keep things platonic until Philip returns.
Philip sets out alone on a very dangerous mission and masked mercenaries capture him.
John tries to resist taking pain pills he has come across. When Kate comes home she almost discovers the pills but John hides them and asks where Kate has been. Kate doesn't tell him about finding Belle with Shawn but does tell him that Philip is on a dangerous mission. She is worried about her son so John takes her into bed...they need each other now more than ever.
Mimi goes in for exploratory surgery. While she is under, she dreams about a happy life with Rex and giving birth to twins. The doctor sees trouble in Mimi's future and Rex wonders how Mimi got such a serious infection. Bonnie almost spills the beans. When the surgery is over Dr. Aubrey prepares to give Mimi the bad news...
Without Belle's knowledge, Shawn prepares an email to Philip pretending to be Belle. He asks Philip to call home to Belle in the hopes that she'll be forced to break up with him. Unfortunately for Shawn, Jan finds the email and uses it to start a fight between the two reunited lovers.
Belle takes a shower and has a waking dream of Philip, hurt and bleeding. Upset by her dream she comes downstairs and Shawn offers to make her some warm milk. As Shawn dotes on Belle, she finds the email Shawn sent to Philip and erupts.
The mercenaries have caught Philip. He sees a vision of Belle that encourages him to persevere. Determined to alert his unit that he is still alive, he takes on a soldier in order to reach and activate his distress beacon - he is caught and appears to be a goner.
Mimi learns the severity of her situation and it appears that her Pelvic Inflammatory Disease is in both fallopian tubes. Dr. Aubrey breaks the news that she will never be able to have children as Bonnie looks on. Mimi, in tears, breaks the news to Rex.
Abby tries to pull the wool over Jennifer's eyes by doctoring her report card. When Jennifer realizes the truth they fight and Abby storms out. Chelsea tries to get closer to Patrick and tries to convince Abby to apologize to her mother. When they return home they find Patrick supporting Jennifer with a big hug! Both girls are peeved.
Jack's freighter has arrived in US waters and he is almost home free. A mysterious figure sells him a US passport but it turns out to be useless. Jack follows him down the hall and is pushed overboard.
Patrick tries to comfort Jennifer who now thinks she is a terrible mother. Patrick offers to stay as long as he needs her and the two nearly kiss.
After nearly drowning, Jack arrives in Salem and is hell-bent on finding his way back to Jennifer. He hitchhikes and arrives at the same park where Abby and Chelsea are conspiring; they have a near miss. Jack gets home and is inches away from reuniting with an unsuspecting Jennifer... she sees his reflection and faints.
In the park, Chelsea and Abby talk about Patrick and how Chelsea is going to do whatever she can to make him her lover.
Mimi and Rex talk about the fact she can't have children. Guilty Mimi breaks down and Bonnie suggests the two of them adopt. Rex calls Shawn and Belle who are just getting past the fact that the email was sent to Philip. Shawn and Belle go to the hospital, Belle talks to Mimi while Rex and Shawn are stalked by Jan. Belle and Jan exchange heated words and Belle tells Jan that she knows Jan is blackmailing Mimi. Devastated Mimi apologizes but Rex says it is not her fault.
Tony and Bart talk about Jack and how he has escaped. Tony doesn't seem too concerned as he must focus on the arrival of their latest guest... Philip is captured and appears to be dead. Philip is being transported to the custody of none other than... Tony DiMera!