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Monday, September 29, 1997
by Marcia Elgart

In Rome, Carrie and Austin are still in bed and begin to have a pillow fight. Suddenly a flier is slipped under their door about a costume festival in the piazza today. Austin says perhaps Bo and Billie would like to go as well.

Meanwhile Mike is wandering the hotel halls when he bumps into a hotel staff member who tells Mike he should be in Rome with someone he loves, but Mike came to forget about that someone. Mike goes to his room and calls his mom and talks about his broken heart when Mike also receives a flier for the costume festival. Laura tells Mike that it sounds like fun and he should go. Laura starts to go off on how he could meet someone when Mike decides he has to go and ends the conversation.

Austin and Carrie go down to the Piazza and search for costumes. Austin and Carrie returns to their room with costumes and Austin leaves a message with Bo and Billie about the festival and hopes they will join them.

Meanwhile Mike goes to the Piazza as well and is surprised by Debra, and old friend from Israel. Debra tells Mike that she's sorry things didn't work out for him and Robin and she asks if he's found a new woman. Mike and Debra return to his room, which is right across from Carrie and Austin! Debra asks Mike once again if he his seeing anybody, but Mike says no. Mike tells her he was in love with someone, but she married someone else. Debra suggests they go to the festival in the piazza and eat fattening food, and Mike tells her he'll join her later. Mike goes inside to work on his paper and Debra goes down to the festival to get costumes for them.

At the carnival both Mike and Austin are dressed in the same outfits. While Austin is talking to a man about playing a love song for his wife, Carrie mistakes Mike for Austin and kisses him right in front of Austin!

At Jen's place Trent shows up and Laura invites him in for some ice tea. Trent tries to pry some information about Jen from Laura and Laura wonders if Trent could talk Jen out of this crazy scheme. However, before Laura can tell Trent, Alice shows up with Abby. Abby goes upstairs and Laura tells Alice she was just about to tell Trent about Jen, but Alice says no! Before Trent can convince Alice to tell him he is beeped by Stefano.

In the prison showers Jack is afraid someone will find them but Jen tells him that they are completely alone. Jen wants to be with Jack but Jen doesn't think it would be fair to her. Jen says she doesn't care about fair, she wants to be with him. Jack tells her once they make love it's forever, no turning back. Jen wouldn't have it any other way but when Jack stops she intentionally pushes him into making love to her by saying he must not love her as much as she loves him. Meanwhile T.C. is looking for Hope (Jen) but is called away to deal with a fight in a rec room. When he returns to the shower to get Jack he is distracted by another guard about some classes new guards must take. Jack and Jen manage to slip out and Jen tells Jack she is more confident that ever that they will find a way to set him free.

Jen returns home and Trent comes over to see Jen, but she tells him she wants to spend some time alone with Abby. Jen then tells her mom that she had the most wonderful visit with Jack and they are more in love then ever. Back in prison T.C. tells Jack he will have his way with the new guard, one way or another.

At Marlena's penthouse Sister Mary is scolding her sister for being lead into trouble by Vivian. Susan tells her sissy she's right. Susan picks up little Elvis and Susan and Mary argue over the father of her boy. Susan is sure Elvis is the father of her baby and that he is going to return for her and little Elvis. Susan then has a fantasy that Elvis (Stefano) returns for her and little Elvis and takes them back to Graceland to Shake, Rattle, and Roll. Sister Mary turns off Susan's Elvis music and tells Susan that she must face reality!

Travis comes to see Susan and tells her that he has a message from Elvis, Elvis has been detained, but he promises to return for Susan and their baby. Susan is thrilled with the news and Trent leaves. Suddenly Mary jumps out and asks Susan what this perverted game she is playing is. Susan tells Mary this is not a game, Elvis is coming for her and their son!

In the jungle Stefano offers any man who will retrieve the flowers 20,000 dollars. Nobody will take Stefano's offer so John says he will get the flowers. Kristen and Hope tell John no way, he will be killed the minute he leaves the compound. John argues with Kristen and Hope but John is positive he can get the cure. Hope tells John if he is going to do this then she's going with him. John tells Hope no way and Stefano tells John that he will have equipment gathered for him. John begins to study a map and Hope pulls Kristen aside. Hope tells Kristen that she has no right to tell John what to do, only Marlena has that right. Hope tells her all they can do is be strong and supportive. Suddenly Stefano gets a phone call from someone and he asks them to get a hold of Travis for him. Kristen tries to convince Stefano to talk John out of going into the jungle but Stefano tells her if John doesn't do this then Roman will die. Kristen offers to go with John but Stefano tells her she is not trained for this, but Hope is. John tells Stefano this is a one man operation, end of discussion. As John begins to pack Stefano swipes his compass. John tells Hope to use this time to find out what Stefano is hiding form her. Before leaving John asks Hope to give Doc his love, just in case he doesn't come back. As John goes into the jungle Stefano makes sure to drop John's compass where Hope will find it.

Kristen is in tears but Stefano tells her everything is going to be all right. Suddenly Hope finds John's compass on the ground and Hope and Kristen argue over who will take the compass to him. Stefano tells Kristen that Hope is trained for this, she should go. Hope notices that the natives are rustling in the bushes. to create a diversion she throws a smoke bomb outside the compound and runs for it.

Decked in camouflage, John is venturing into the jungle when a native comes up from behind him. The native shoots a blow dart at John, who manages to duck just in time!

Tuesday, September 30, 1997
by Marcia Elgart

In Salem, Sami is humming the wedding march as she thumbs through a picture album. Kate walks in (without knocking much to Sami's dislike) to tell her that the nanny has taken Philip and Will to the park (oh now she has the nanny taking care of her son). Kate asks if she is looking at the wedding pictures and comments that Austin married the woman he loves when she sees that the pics are of Sami and Austin. She tells her she is sick (how true) and that she is living in a fantasy world. She comments that at least she can't ruin the honeymoon when Sami drops the bomb that she knows they are in Rome. Kate tries to pretend that they are not there but Sami tells her that no Eric did not tell her but her new ally - Kate herself. She proceeds to tell her about the redial button on the phone. Kate is not worried though until Sami proceeds to tell her that she works for Mike and that he is in Rome on a medical conference and even staying at the same hotel as Carrie and Austin. Kate says she is going to call them and warn them but they are not in their room. Sami tells her that if she is smart she will not call them later because Sami will spill the beans about Franco (who thank goodness has disappeared for now) being used to break up Bo & Hope. Sami also tells Kate that Mike loves Carrie and when Carrie finds out she will realize she loves him too and she and Austin will break up. Kate says no way but you can tell she has doubts.

Also in Salem, Roman and Marlena come to visit Abe (who also has Lexie visiting) so that maybe he can find out how Stefano got out. Roman has noticed that Kristen is missing and asks them if they know where she may be. They all play dumb when Roman says he knows where she is - he bets she went to get Shane's help in finding John. Abe says no that he has talked to Shane but he didn't mention Kristen. So for now Roman drops it. He asks to see the cell that Stefano escaped from so they leave Lexie and Marlena alone. Marlena says how hard it is to be lying to Roman and that he would fell betrayed if he knew what was going on (do you think he won't eventually find out?!). Roman wonders how Stefano got the number and questions Abe if he is sure he is the only one with the code. He assures him he was. Roman goes in the cell and notices a queen missing from the chess game and says that Stefano plans to come back for Marlena. Abe's cell phone rings and it's Stefano. He tells Roman he needs to take the call and that he will meet him back at the office. Abe demands to speak to John but Stefano tells him that he is not there and the reason for his call is that when he returns with the cure he wants a full pardon of all crimes!!! Abe says no way and that he does not have the power to do that as Stefano says that he will not bring back the cure if that is true. Roman walks back into the office just as Marlena is saying that the man she loves is in danger and she can not do anything about it. Thinking she meant him, Roman says he has wanted to hear her says that she loves him (he just mentioned to Abe that he hoped she loved him). She doesn't say anything as he hugs her. Abe comes back and she and Roman leave (Abe is able to tell her that Stefano called when Roman leaves the room first and that he believes that Stefano will return with the cure) and Lexie is so happy that Stefano is doing as he said. But when they are alone he tells her he does not believe Stefano - he was lying to protect Marlena and that Stefano has demanded a full pardon. He says if John and Roman both die he will hunt Stefano down like an animal Ĺtil he finds him. In the park Roman finds a four leaf clover and makes a wish that he and Marlena will be together if a cure should be found and he lives and that John will return to be with Kristen too (gag me).

In Rome, Austin walks over and calls Carrie's name and she realizes she is not kissing him. She is embarrassed and says this man had on the same outfit as him and Mike reveals his identity. They are all relieved and ask what is he doing there. He explains about the conference and swears he had no idea they were in Rome. Carrie tells him she believes him as Kate and Eric are the only ones that know. Then Debra walks up and is introduced as a medical college from Israel. Debra recognized Austin from the hall and realizes that they are the honeymoon couple - wow what a small world. Carrie and Austin asks them to join them but Mike doesn't want to intrude. They insist and say if they wanted to be alone they would have stayed in their room. Mike says he heard Bo & Billie are there and that leads to tell Debra a little about the Sami involvement. Carrie says that Sami tried to make Austin believe that she was in love with Mike but said they are just friends. Austin says that Mike is a great friend and helped them get together but exposing Sami and that he was even the best man. Carrie tells Mike she heard he was going to sell the car and that he better not - he said he didn't have time for it. She remembers how much fun it was going for a ride in it (Mike flashes back to when he got the car and Carrie hugging him) and tells Debra if she is ever in Salem she has to go for a ride in it. A song they heard when they arrived in Rome plays (ah, Austin requested it) and they all dance. Debra comments to Mike that C & A make the perfect couple (now how does she know that) as you see the heartbreak in his eyes. A & C come over and he says the women are hungry and will Mike go with him to get food. After they leave Carrie asks Debra is she ever dated Mike. She says no that Mike was involved with Robin at the time (then what was the camping trip they talked about?). Carrie asks her if she is interested in him and she says yes but he's in love with someone - don't you know who - Mike says she's from Salem. Carrie says no but to tell her whatever Mike told her about the woman so that maybe she can figure out who she is.

In the jungle, Kristen is putting a backpack on and is about to sneak out when Stefano stops her. He tells her that she can't go. She moans and groans and says that if she had taken the compass to John he would realized how much she loved him because she was risking her life for him (she is saying this to Stefano back and he is making faces - ROTF). He tells her that John has to return as it is part of his plan. Kristen comments that he doesn't care if Hope returns though because she knows a secret about him. He denies she knows anything about him but doesn't say that he wants her to return. Kristen is being a pain and you can tell Stefano is annoyed with her. He places a guard at the door to prevent anyone from leaving without his approval. He says that Roman will help him in Salem and makes the call to Abe. Kristen hears his demands and can't believe that he will get away with his demands. John runs off through the jungle and Hope is close behind when she sees a body in the bushes. She thinks it is John but finds it is the lab tech that dropped the vial. Gosh she says that's how Stefano punishes his people. Then she is grabbed from behind. Yep it's John telling her it is him and not to scream. He had a few minutes earlier discovered his compass missing. She explains that Stefano removed it and he tells her she is going back. Naturally she argues with him and tells him she is staying. After disagreeing some more he gives in and calls her partner as he smears mud on her face. They talk some strategy and he says that when they make it to a small lake they will rest there. Hope leaves ahead of John when he tells her to FREEZE. She says what is wrong but her tells her it is best she not know. Then we see him pull out a machete and a tarantula on Hope's back .

Wednesday, October 1, 1997
by Marcia Elgart

In Rome, Debra tells Carrie that Mike is in love with a woman back in Salem, and that this woman is married. Carrie asks Debra to dance with Austin so she can talk to Mike. Carrie confronts Mike about his perfect woman and Mike tells her he didn't want her to know. Carrie tells him that she feels really terrible about trying to push him towards this woman. Austin and Carrie dance and kiss but Carrie and Austin don't see Mike and Debra dancing.

In Bo and Billie's room Bo is dreaming of Hope calling out to him, but she keeps vanishing when he gets near her. Bo wakes up and then looks at Billie and then decides to call Alice. Bo asks about Shawn D. Bo then asks if Hope is there but Alice no, she's still vacationing with Franco. Bo and Alice talk about running into Carrie and Austin and then they talk about li'l ole Sami. Alice hopes Sami finds happiness but Bo could care less about Sami after what she's done. Bo asks Alice to tell Shawn D he called and loves him and they say goodbye.

Debra, Mike, Austin, and Carrie all return to Carrie and Austin's honeymoon suite. Austin wants to check on Billie and leaves. Mike has this fantasy about marrying Carrie and Carrie hugs him because she's so proud of him. Carrie wants to go celebrate Mike's brilliance tomorrow night but he tells her he can't, he's leaving Rome tomorrow. Debra and Carrie try to change Mike's mind but he refuses.

Austin tells his sister she looks terrible and decides to get her a doctor. Austin leaves and Billie begs Bo not to bring a doctor, they will report her to the police. Austin returns to his room and asks Mike to please come look at Billie. Mike goes to see Billie and Bo tells Austin that Mike should be alone with Billie and Austin goes back to his room. Mike is confused and Billie is afraid. Bo explains to Mike that Billie is in withdrawal from heroine. Mike tells her she needs help, trying to do this on her own is very dangerous. Bo explains Billie's circumstances and Mike tells her that he'll get her the required drug that can help her. Billie tells him no, she doesn't Mike to lie for her. Mike tells her she is not only a friend, but a patient in need. Billie thanks Mike, who then calls some doctors and gets her some medication. Mike tells Billie she has a long way to go, but he has faith in her.

Back at Austin and Carrie's room the room service delivers another fruit basket, but this time it's from Alice Horton. Carrie then tells Alice that Mike is here as well and she discusses Mike's love with Alice. Carrie tells Alice she wishes Mike could be happy and maybe he will find happiness with Debra. Carrie tells Austin they need to think of a way to keep Mike in Rome.

In the jungle a tarantula is climbing on Hope's back and John tells her not to move! John quickly flicks the tarantula off of Hope's back, John tells her it was a pink toed bird spider. Hope and John then argue about whether she will go back to the compound and John gives up arguing when she refuses to return. Hope looks at the picture of the orchid and John tells her that perhaps this orchid grows anywhere near water and they decide to venture to a nearby lagoon. When they finally get to the lagoon they set up camp and John sets up a high fashion laser fence to protect them. Hope wants to take a swim in the lagoon but first she gathers some rocks to build a fire. Hope ventures into a nearby cave and we see a native enter the lagoon. Hope starts a fire and then decides to take a swim because it's so hot. While swimming Hope spots an orchid and wonders if this is the special orchid. Hope takes the orchid and returns to camp, but is followed by a native. Meanwhile John continues to set up the laser detection fence when he hears suspicious activity nearby. John looks around and discovers the suspicious sounds were Monkeys. John finishes setting up the laser fence and then activates it. Hope has now returned to the cave and compares the picture to the orchid she found and realizes that it's not the correct flower. When John returns to the cave Hope is gone and it appears to John that someone has been dragged out of the cave. John finds Hope, she's fine and has caught some fish for dinner and has also found some bananas. John and Hope then take a swim in the lagoon. Hope and John decide to leave their camp exactly as they left it so they don't anger the natives. Hope is still wondering about her mysterious past and then they take another swim. John finds something in the lagoon and says it would make a good necklace and Hope decides to search for one for herself. When Hope doesn't resurface John starts to worry. John pulls Hope from the lagoon and gives her mouth to mouth to bring her back. Hope says she found some stones on the bottom of the lagoon and got tangled in some vines. John realizes that he never knew this side of her, and this side is giving him a heart attack every five minutes. Later that evening as John sharpens his machete Hope admits that she wants to forget Bo and move on. John tells her that he knows she's trying to forget about Bo by throwing herself into the search for this cure. They decide to rest and when John offers to take the first watch Hope tell him the laser will protect them so they should both gets some rest.

Thursday, October 2, 1997
by Diane Dix

Jennifer tells Mrs. Horton how much she loves Jack and that she is convinced her plan to help him uncover prison corruption by working as a guard will pay off. Alice is supportive, but worried. Jack worries that Jennifer will get caught, or that TC won't take no for an answer. He bribes a guard to use his cell phone so he can call Jennifer to talk her out of working at the prison, but by the time he calls, Alice tells him that Jennifer has already left for work. Jack swears he will try to talk her out of her plan. Alice wishes him luck, but doubts he will have much success. Jennifer enters Jack's cell and they share a passionate kiss before Jack starts telling her she's crazy to take these chances. Jennifer tells him it's the only way they can be together until she can find evidence that Peter is alive and get Jack out of prison. Jack tells her to go home, and Jennifer is on her way out when she spies a newspaper which announces the disappearance of the judge who convicted and sentenced Jack. During the night, TC and Travis had "taken care of" the judge for Stefano, since he was the weak link in the cover up. Jennifer and Jack speculate that maybe the judge was working for Stefano. Jack tells Jennifer he'll follow the lead. Jennifer asks him how, since he can't conduct an investigation from inside a prison. Jack says he can use his laptop computer to investigate if he can just plant a wireless remote access device into the Warden's computer. Jennifer says she will do it for him. Jack tells her to forget it; it's too dangerous and if she gets caught, she'll end up in prison, too. Jennifer distracts him, grabs the device, and runs off before he can stop her. She uses her keys and tries to get into the warden's office, while TC looks for her somewhere nearby.

Vivian and Ivan come home from the seance fiasco broke and discouraged. Vivian says there has to be a way for her to convince Jonesy that Baba wants them to be together. Ivan tries to convince her to give up and live honestly. Bertha comes by and tells Vivian she has a job for her - if she will do her Elvis impersonation at an all-female poker game, she can earn $70. Vivian thinks that's the last straw in humiliation. Instead, she heads off to Jonesy's townhouse for one more try. Ivan follows her reluctantly. At the townhouse, Jonesy welcomes her as his "Flora Dora," but says he can't be with her until Baba says it's all right. He falls asleep and Vivian makes Ivan take out his wallet, where they find a picture of a small boy with a pet sheep. Vivian deduces that this is Jonesy's "Baba" and comes up with yet another wacky scheme. She dresses up as Little Bo Peep and finds a sheep (I don't even want to know where), and Ivan hides under her skirts and provides a voice for the sheep. They wake Jonesy up and convince him that Baba is visiting him from heaven. "Baba" tells him that it's okay for him to be with Floradora. Jonesy wakes up ecstatic, and asks "Flora Dora" (Vivian) to move in with him. Vivian agrees, although she can't stand the thought of being with him. Jonesy says he's not a rich man, but everything he has is hers. Vivian is ecstatic. But while she and Ivan count their chickens, Jonesy gets a phone call - from the REAL owner of the townhouse and all the antiques, who asks if Jonesy, who is probably only a caretaker, has let anyone else in the house...

In the jungle, John and Hope lie side by side, dreaming of going to bed with the people they love. John has a dream about Marlena, and Hope dreams of Bo. They move closer and closer together in sleep, and end up almost kissing, when suddenly the sound of a piercing alarm wakes them up. One of the natives had breached the perimeter and tripped the laser alarm. John and Hope find the alarm that was tripped and nearby, a crude doll with a poison arrow in it. John tells Hope it's a warning. They break camp and set off through the jungle again. Naturally, they can't go 100 yards without taking a break and diving into another convenient, deep pool. While they swim, they each remember times in strikingly similar pools with Doc and Bo. They each make the other promise that if they don't get back safely, they will tell Marlena or Bo how much they loved them. While they are swimming, natives steal their weapons (how dumb ARE these people?). They are forced to press on unarmed. They decide to take a treacherous cliff route that will save time. While they are climbing, John sees a poison arrow being thrown at Hope and pushes her out of the way, but loses his balance, falling down the side of the cliff...Hope screams in terror.

Friday, October 3, 1997
by Diane Dix

In Salem, Jack worries about Jennifer and her plan to infiltrate the warden's office. He tries to get in to see the warden, but the guards tell him that the warden is out of town and that both TC and the new guard "Hope" have gone home. Jack relaxes, thinking Jennifer is out of danger. Abby, Laura, and Maggie come to visit him and show him a family tree Abby made in school. Laura and Jack talk about the death of Judge Cameron and the possibility that Stefano is involved with the prison system and the sentencing of Jack.

Jennifer breaks into the warden's office using a file, remembering the time Jack taught her to pick locks when they were on an assignment together. She gets into the computer, but TC finally tracks her down and catches her red-handed in the warden's office. Jennifer covers up beautifully, saying she had permission to do some research and the door was open. She says she was looking up her records because she wants to see how well she is doing in the job. TC tells her he knows of a way she can really help her career, as he comes closer.

In Rome, Mike tells Bo that Billie must have a great deal of courage to get through heroin withdrawal by herself. He tells Bo he will stay with her for a while if Bo needs to take care of anything. Bo says thank you and heads out to the marketplace. Mike calls Laura and tells her that Billie is sick with food poisoning. Then he tells her about running into Austin and Carrie in Rome. Laura is amazed at the coincidence, and thinks it must be fate. She tells Mike to keep an open mind to any signs that Carrie has feelings for him, or regrets her marriage to Austin. Mike agrees, just to get her off his back. Then Austin, who left Deborah and Carrie shopping at the marketplace, comes up to see Billie. Mike leaves them together. In the marketplace, Bo runs into Deborah and Carrie. While shopping, Carrie had tried to talk Deborah into going out with Mike. She found out that Deborah had just left her husband after a short marriage and that she was attracted to Mike, but didn't know if they were right for each other, because Mike was in love with a married woman from Salem. Bo says hello and Carrie introduces Deborah, who clearly finds Bo interesting. After Bo heads off to buy some fishing gear for Shawn-D, Deborah asks Carrie if Bo is available. Carrie says Bo isn't, but Mike is, and she will find out for Deborah if Mike is really serious about the married woman in Salem. Just then, Mike walks by and overhears them talking about him. Deborah leaves them alone to talk. Carrie tells Mike that she wants to talk about relationships and love. Mike's heart jumps as he wonders if Carrie is trying to tell him she has feelings for him. Carrie begins talking about Deborah without using her name, saying that if a woman had just gotten married but realized immediately that it was a mistake and that woman became attracted to an old friend - like Mike - would Mike be able to return her feelings? Mike, thinking that Carrie is talking about herself, says he has waited for this moment for so long and can hardly believe it is happening. He takes Carrie's hand and says yes, he could and does return those feelings. Carrie seems surprised, because she still thinks he is talking about Deborah.

Bo calls home and finally reaches Shawn-D (poor kid). He tells him that he and Billie may be in Rome a while longer. He asks how Shawn-D is doing with Mrs. H. Shawn-D says it's great, but he misses his parents and the old days on the Fancy Face. Bo says he misses that too. He asks if Shawn-D has heard from Hope, and Shawn-D says he guesses Hope is having a great time with Franco somewhere. Bo looks disappointed, but hides it, and tells Shawn-D that he needs to have a very serious talk with him about their family situation when he gets home. He also tells him he's going to bring him some great fishing gear (which is the Brady substitute for spending time with your kids). As he walks around the marketplace, Bo gets the uneasy feeling that someone he loves is in trouble.

Austin and Billie share an affectionate hug, and Austin tells Billie he hopes she'll get better soon - until he spies the needle track marks on her arm. Billie tries to pull away, but Austin becomes furious and demands to know why she would risk ruining her wonderful life with Bo for drugs again. Billie cries that her life isn't wonderful, that Bo doesn't love her and her marriage is a fraud. Austin calms down enough to ask her to explain. Billie tells him all about the undercover drug investigation, about J.L. King and the charade that she and Bo had to keep up. She says that Bo is still in love with Hope and could never love her anyway, because she is a worthless junkie. She tells him about Max kidnapping her and forcing the drugs on her. Austin becomes coldly furious and says he will kill Max, but Billie tells him that Max is already in jail. Then she tells him about the spiritual battle with Curtis, and Bo fighting for her soul. At first Austin thinks it's just a withdrawal hallucination, but then he remembers his feeling of evil, and Curtis' presence, and him and Carrie praying in the church to fight off the evil. Billie thanks him for praying and helping Bo. Bo comes back from the marketplace, still unable to shake the feeling that someone he loves is in trouble. Austin tells Bo he knows all about the charade marriage and the drug problem. He thanks Bo for standing by Billie and helping to fight off Curtis.

Hope is relieved to see that John only fell a short way down the cliff onto a ledge, but he is too far away for her to help him out. His foot is jammed between a couple of boulders and he can't move. He is obviously in pain from the fall. The natives start firing poison darts again, and John tells Hope to get the hell out of there and save herself. Hope disappears and John thinks she's gone back to the compound for help, but knows he will never survive out there at the mercy of the natives. He begins to daydream about him and Marlena, remembering Belle's birth and the night they got back together after exposing Kristen's schemes. He hears something on the path above and gets ready to die fighting the natives, but it's only Hope. Hope throws down a rope of braided vines and rappels down the cliff. She gets out some lotion to grease John's foot so he can work it out of the rocks. John is impressed by her resourcefulness. But just as she is about to lead the climb back up, their vine rope is cut from above, leaving them on a narrow ledge and totally exposed to the native darts. Just when it seems that things can't get any worse, they smell smoke, John is alarmed to discover that the natives have set the whole ridge on fire, and it's heading straight for them.

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