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Monday October 26, 1998

Nicole tells Lucas that she hopes her gift gives him hope and inspiration. Nicole tells Lucas to just remain faithful that he can improve his life. Lucas tells Nicole he needs to find his physical therapy assistant. Nicole says she can find him, but Lucas says it's a her, and she knows her. Lucas tells Nicole that Taylor is his physical therapy assistant. Nicole says she knows her, but didn't know she worked here. Lucas says that she is a good kid and will have a good future. He says he respects her, but owes her an apology for yelling at her earlier because of what Sami did. Lucas says she probably already knows because Eric probably told her, but Nicole says she and Eric are no longer involved.

Eric finds Taylor and she tells him that she is annoyed with someone she just saw who he knows, because they work at Titan. Taylor quickly says she's bugged by Lucas' unwillingness to work and Eric tells her that Lucas has had everything handed to him on a silver platter and that she shouldn't let him bug her. Eric tells Taylor that he appreciates her because she is honest and her integrity means a lot to him. Nicole realizes that Taylor wouldn't lie to Eric because she has a crush on him. Taylor leaves and Nicole runs into Eric. Eric asks why she's here and Nicole says she gave Lucas a present. Eric says he has a hard time feeling sorry for Lucas after what he's done. Nicole suggests they not talk about Lucas and she tells Eric that she's missed him. Nicole asks Eric if they can go somewhere to talk because she has something important to tell him. Eric eventually agrees to talk with Nicole in private and then tells herself that Taylor will pay for this.

Taylor goes to see Lucas, who apologizes and says he's ready to start therapy. Taylor sees Lucas' gift from Nicole and he tells her that once he's better, he's going to get something started with Nicole. Austin shows up at Titan and learns that his mom fired Sami. Austin accuses Kate of firing Sami to get back at her. Kate says that she has bent over backwards, but Sami has done nothing around here. To prove her point, Marie verifies that Sami has received no new calls about the New Faces campaign since she murdered Franco.

Sami is in the photo lab thinking about Kate. She realizes that Kate wants her to go to jail because it will get her out of her hair. Sami thanks Austin for being so good to her and he hugs her. Kate sees this and says she can't wait till Sami goes to prison and stops manipulating Austin. Kate confronts Sami and says that she tried to help her, but she paid her back by taking Will from Lucas and using it to hurt his recovery. Kate says she had to fire her for her company and family. Sami calls Kate a liar and says she knows what she is up to and she will find out what really happened the night Franco was killed. Austin tells Sami that she sounds like she's accuses his mom of something and wants to know why. Sami says that the only person who seems to be the only one who know all the details of what happened, and the only way she could know is if she was there!

Vivian is refreshed and tells Ivan that the clinic Stefano suggested worked. Ivan tells his madame that she's making a mistake about Stefano and he has new information on him that will change her mind. Ivan tells Vivian that he's made a dossier on all of Stefano's crimes. Vivian says that is ancient history, but he's been pardoned and his finances will help her bring Kate down.

Rolf tells Stefano that the serum he gave Vivian has brought her back to her old self, so he can't use the device to change her moods till it wears off. Rolf says it will wear off soon, and Vivian will be in worse shape than before. Stefano calls the bayou boys, who tell him they have a lead on Swamp Girl. Stefano tells them to refer to her as Greta. Stefano tells Rolf that they must proceed with the next phase of his plan, turning Hope back into Princess Gina. Stefano pays Vivian a visit to tell her how wonderful she looks. Vivian feels bad about Sami, but says they should use what is going on at Titan to their advantage to stick it to Kate. Stefano proposes they discuss it over dinner, but Ivan refuses to let her go out with him.. Vivian turns to Stefano and tells him she'd love to dine with him.

Hope asks Billie what she is hiding in the crate. Billie becomes angry and tells Hope that it is a private matter. Billie, who is on the verge of tears, asks Henderson to remove the crate. Hope asks Billie what she is hiding and Billie screams that this is none of her business and because of her she's lost everyone she loves. Billie cries and screams at Hope to leave her alone, stop badgering her, and get the hell out of her house! Hope leaves and Billie breaks down. Hope tells herself that she has to find out what is in that box. Billie calls Erlene and asks why she sent Georgia's casket to her. Erlene says that the baby was unearthed during the tornado and she believes that when a grave opens, it must be buried somewhere else. Therefore, she sent it to Salem. Billie says she doesn't understand and says that she lied about where her baby was buried and now it's come back to haunt her. Erlene says she knows that and unless she confesses her lies they will destroy her, and Georgia can never rest in peace. When Erlene mentions that she sent Wayne and Earl to Salem, Billie realizes she did see them. However, Erlene is upset that her boys just left the casket on her door step. Billie and Erlene say goodbye and Henderson tells Billie he put the crate in the garage.

Wayne and Earl are still searching Salem Place for Bo. They hear Roman shout Bo's name, but are unable to find them. Roman tells Bo that they need to talk about Hope and Billie. Roman tells Bo that Hope is being too hard on Billie, but Bo says that Hope had a good reason because of Billie trying to break them up. Roman says that was Kate, not Billie. All Billie wanted was to love him and have his baby. Bo defends Hope, but Roman does the same for Billie. Bo asks Roman just how close he and Billie got in Europe and Roman tells Bo that he and Billie were working undercover with the ISA.

Bo is angry for letting Billie risk her life, but Roman says Billie set it up and left him no choice. Still, Bo asks Roman what his relationship with Billie is. Roman tells him that they are just good friends. Hope shows up and tells Bo and Roman that something weird is going on at Billie's and tells them about the crate. Bo tells Hope that he called Erlene about Wayne and Earl and knows they are in town. Hope says she was wrong about that, but she's not about the crate. Roman decides to leave and check on Billie. Bo and Hope take a walk and go to the Horton house, unaware that they were followed by the bayou boys. Billie goes out to the garage where the crate is and begins to cry. She recalls Erlene telling her that Georgia was dead and then remembers burying Georgia. Suddenly, Roman shows up and asks Billie what she's doing.

Tuesday, October 27, 1998

Carrie tells Mike that his speech was fantastic. Mike brings up the head nurse job and Carrie asks if he has anyone in mind for the job yet. Mike says he doesn't know, so she points out that Ali is on the list. Mike and Carrie then disagree about Ali, as an applicant. Craig and Nancy run into a very happy Ali at the hospital and they question her about her date with Mike. Ali tells Nancy and Craig that Mike suggested that they keep their relationship a secret because they don't want Carrie or the staff to know. Nancy says they will keep the secret, after all, Craig got her on the head nurse list. Ali says she's still puzzled why he did that, what's in it for them? Craig says the important thing is what is best for the hospital. Nancy says the head nurse and COS need to have a good working relationship professionally and personally. Ali says she doesn't want to push herself on Mike and is considering withdrawing her name from the list because the others are so more qualified. Nancy asks why and Ali says having Mike is more important. Nancy says that she can have both. Mike and Carrie show up and Carrie brags to them about Mike's awesome speech. Ali tells Mike she'd like to talk to him privately about a patient. Craig leaves as well and Carrie tells Nancy that Ali doesn't want to talk about the boy, she wants to talk about the head nurse job. Carrie wonders how Ali got on that list and plans to ask Rose, but Nancy convinces her not to. Nancy tells Carrie that she seems to be jealous of Ali. Carrie says she's not jealous, she just thinks Ali has a hidden agenda. Later, Nancy tells Craig that Carrie is very jealous about Ali and that Ali and Mike are playing into their hands.

Ali tells Mike the boy is fine, she just needed an excuse to talk to him. Ali says she doesn't want the head nurse job to come between them, so she can withdraw her name. Mike tells her that she doesn't have to do that, he doesn't want her to do it. Still, Ali says what they share is more important than a job. Mike says it's important to him two, and tells her to stay in the race. Mike and Ali kiss, and Carrie walks in on it.

Roman finds Billie in the Kiriakis garage crying over the crate. Roman asks what is wrong and why she's in the garage. Billie says she came out to look at some old photos of her and Bo. Roman tells her that she scared the hell out of him. Billie tells Roman that they should go back inside. Billie tells herself that she can't let anyone find out about Georgia. They go back into the house and Roman says he came to see her because Hope told her the two of them got into a fight. Billie says that Hope called her a liar and was trying to force Greta out of town. Roman tells Billie that Bo has learned Wayne and Earl are in town, and Billie once again points out that Hope accused her of lying about that too. Roman says Hope is sorry and Billie says Hope is always sorry, but not about the baby. Roman tells her to let that go. He asks about the delivery she got and Billie tells him it was a crate of Countess Williamina Cosmetics. Roman says Hope thought she was upset about the crate, but Billie says Hope was demanding to know what was in the crate and it was none of her business. Billie says she needs to get away from here for awhile. Roman says he has a way, Shane wants them to go back to work because some of the smuggled art is now in the US. Roman makes a crack and Jesse Bob and Ruth Anne, which makes Billie smile. She tells him he's the only one who could make her happy after Georgia's death and Roman says he's glad he still has that effect on her. Roman promises her that after Sami's trial is over, he will keep her busy with work. Billie says she hopes work isn't the only way he intends to keep her busy. Roman asks what she has in mind and Billie says he had another way to keep her distracted. Roman and Billie end up locking lips.

Bo and Hope return to the Horton House to find Greta, but she doesn't seem to be around. Bo and Hope start franticly searching and Hope finds a note from John that indicates they went for a drive. Meanwhile, Wayne and Earl are peaking in the window for Greta. Hope and Bo talk about Greta and how important John must have been to her because she's decided to stay in Salem because of him. They soon end up talking about Billie and how Hope feels that Billie wants Greta to leave Salem. The soon change the topic to Billie and Roman and Hope says that in Europe, she had a hard time believing Billie and Roman were acting by the way they were pawing at each other. Bo becomes upset and Hope asks him if it bothers him. Bo says no, he just thinks it's strange that they are keeping it a secret. Hope starts telling Bo how she and John ran into Roman and Billie while they were undercover and she learned from Roman that Lily was robbed of her art collection and one of the paintings was Garden at Twilight. Hope starts talking about how much fun she had with Lily and hopes she'll come to Salem soon. Bo tells Hope that she lights up every time she talks about being Princess Gina. Hope says it's just very fascinating, especially now that there really was a Princess Gina. Hope tells Bo she is more determined than ever to find out about the real Gina and her missing years. Hope and Bo start talking about Gina, they both wonder why Gina was so important to Stefano. Bo says hopefully Greta will provide them with that answer. Hope thanks Bo for finding Greta and he says there is nothing he wouldn't do for her. Wayne and Earl make too much noise outside and Bo goes to see what the noise is. Bo can't find anyone and Hope tells Bo that she's scared of what she might discover in the future. Bo tells her hugs her and says he'll be with her, they'll never be apart again.

At the townhouse, Vivian tells Stefano that she can't wait to get her revenge on Kate. Stefano tells her to slow down, but Vivian knows what she wants and how to get it. Vivian says she wants to destroy Kate's business and take it over. This shocks Stefano and Vivian asks him if he's changed his mind about helping her overthrow Kate. Stefano tells her that he is on her side, but she needs to slow down and gives her some business advice. He tells her she doesn't want to destroy a company and take it over, she wants the company to be afloat. Vivian says if they don't strike now, Titan will go down on it's own because of the murder trial and Kate's management skills. Stefano says he's tired of talking business and says he wants to go to dinner. Stefano says he has something to do, so he'll meet her at the Penthouse Grill. Vivian leaves to change and Stefano looks at his art and says only Gina would appreciate the value of these pieces. Rolf calls Stefano to check on Vivian, who is still fine. He mentions that he has to make Vivian sign over power of attorney tonight. As Vivian is putting on her lipstick, she sees Jonsey in her mirror and he tells her not to trust anyone. Vivian is upset because she hasn't hallucinated about him for since leaving for the clinic, but Jonsey is no hallucination. He tells her someone is taking advantage of her and he won't leave her until he knows she is safe from her enemy. Vivian says she will squash Kate and storms out. Jonsey says Kate is not the enemy.

At Titan, Sami accuses Kate of witnessing Franco's murder and lying to the police about it. Kate says that she was in her bedroom and didn't see or hear a thing. Sami doesn't believe her and accuses her of wanting to get rid of her. Kate says she was already getting rid of her because she was marrying Franco. However, Sami points out that she was going to leave with Will, which is why she had to stop her somehow. Kate laughs and just says that it's obvious she killed Franco, what more does she need? Austin says what if there is something that could clear Sami, and then he asks his mom if she wouldn't want to see that happen. Kate says she would like Sami to be proved innocent because it wouldn't drag Will through hell. Sami laughs and says she wants her to go to prison so she can get Lucas back into Will's life. Austin wonders if that is true, but Kate says it isn't and she's done so many things to try to make things better. Sami is curious and asks what these things she has done are. Kate says she bailed her out of jail for Will's sake. Sami says that it is for Will's sake she's going to trial to prove herself innocent. Kate tells Sami that she shot Franco and nothing will change that. Kate storms out and tells herself that she can't let Sami remember what really happened. Sami tells Austin that she hopes she remembers something about the murder soon. Marie tells Sami she has a phone call, it's Mickey telling her that her trial will be starting sooner than they thought. Austin doesn't think Sami should be alone so he invites her to go out to dinner at the Penthouse Grill, with Carrie of course.

Sami runs into Vivian at the Penthouse Grill, who tells her that she's so sorry about what has happened. When Vivian learns Kate fired her, Vivian tells her to use the blackmail. Sami says she can't use it, so Vivian asks her to share the blackmail with her because she'd love to take Kate down.

Kate runs into Stefano at the Penthouse Grill. They talk about Vivian and Stefano says he's working to eliminate her as a threat. Kate says Vivian isn't a threat, it's Sami she's worried about. Stefano doesn't understand how Sami can be a threat to her now. Kate tells Stefano that she's heard he can erase someone's memory, but Stefano says it's just a rumor. Kate asks Stefano to erase Sami's memory for her. Stefano asks what she doesn't want Sami to remember.

Wednesday, October 28, 1999

Lucas is working on his therapy. Taylor tells him that his dedication and progress impress her. Lucas is dedicated because of Nicole. He tells Taylor that Nicole can inspire anyone, she's wonderful. Lucas realizes Taylor doesn't like the idea of him seeing Nicole and asks her why. Taylor says that when men are around Nicole they tend to turn their brains off. Brains or no brains, Lucas says he's going after Nicole and it's Eric's loss. Taylor asks Lucas what he knows about Eric and Nicole. Lucas says all he knows is that they're not tight. Lucas realizes that Taylor knows more than she's saying and that she's interested in Eric! Taylor says he makes her sound like a little kid with a crush, but Lucas thinks it's great that she's interested in Eric.

Eric and Nicole are walking in the park. Eric tells Nicole that he got her letter, but doesn't know if he can believe it. Eric says that when she broke his trust, she broke the deal they had regarding their relationship. Nicole asks Eric if he plans on closing himself off from relationships and he says that was his plan. Nicole says she feels like he wants to love someone. They finish arguing about using each other to get jobs at Titan. Eric mentions a talk he had at a prayer meeting about forgiveness with Taylor. Eric says they urged him to forgive her, but how can he do that if he can't trust her and still suspects she's hiding things from him. Nicole says there is something she isn't telling him about. Nicole says it isn't her secret to tell, it involves Taylor. Eric asks what the secret is and she tells him that Taylor is her sister.

Carrie walks in on Ali and Mike kissing. Carrie apologizes and leaves. Ali apologizes to Mike and says she should have made sure the door was locked. She hopes it won't cause problems. Mike tells her it was nobody's fault, they both got carried away. Ali says she better get going and maybe they can pick up where they left off after work.

John meets Marlena at the hospital and tells her about his drive with Greta. Marlena tells John that she still thinks Greta could be working for Stefano. John says it's a possibility. Marlena mentions to John that she has an improved hypnosis technique, which could help him remember parts of his past. John appreciates that, but he'd rather go out to dinner with her. Marlena sees an upset Carrie and decides to go talk with her. Carrie says it's the same old talk about Mike that didn't help back then and won't help now. Carrie knows she shouldn't talk to Mike about Ali, but now that she is on the list for Head Nurse, she can't help but think Mike is being used. Marlena tells Carrie that he is a big boy and maybe she should focus on her husband and sister. Carrie gets a call from Austin asking her to come to the Penthouse Grill for dinner, but she says she has a stack of papers on her desk. Marlena asks Carrie to reconsider and come with her and John to the Penthouse Grill, but she says she can't.

Ali comes to see Carrie to make sure everything is cool. Carrie tells Ali that she suspects she's dating Mike only to get the Head Nurse job. Ali disagrees, and leaves in a huff. Later, Carrie goes to see Mike about Ali. Carrie doesn't think he is seeing Ali's real intentions. Mike asks if she's objecting to him possibly promoting Ali, or kissing her? Carrie says both. Mike becomes upset and says she has no right to tell him who he can and can not kiss. Mike says he's not a monk, he's a man. He tells her he wants to share his life with someone, someone who is available. Carrie says she can understand that, but Ali isn't the one.

Mike asks her what she wants of him, does she want him to get down on his knees and pine over something he can never have! Carrie says this isn't about them. Mike says the hell it isn't, he remembers kissing her, but they can't be together. Mike says if he makes a mistake with Ali then it's his mistake. Carrie tells him that is where he's wrong, it is her job to keep the hospital looking good and promoting Ali isn't a good idea. Mike says he and Ali can separate their personal lives from work, but maybe she can't. Carrie blurts out "Of course I can't Mike, I'm in l...." Mike tells Carrie that she has no say in his personal life and if he picks Ali it will be because she's qualified. Ali shows up and asks Mike if he's ready to go. Mike tells her he is and they leave.

Vivian tries to get Sami to hand over the blackmail on Kate. Before Sami can respond, Roman and Billie show up. Roman admits to Billie that he's upset at seeing Sami with Vivian because Vivian is involved in Stefano. However, Roman says he wants to have a good time tonight, so they shouldn't talk about it.

Stefano asks Kate what it is she doesn't want Sami to remember. Austin, who had heard this, asks his mom what about Sami? Kate claims she doesn't want Sami to recall the horror of killing Franco. Stefano has to leave to take a phone call and Kate asks Austin to sit down. She tells him she misses the warm relationship they used to have and she'd like to get back to it. Austin tells her they can, all she has to do is stop picking on Sami. Sami asks Austin if he's ready, which he is, so they go to their table. Sami asks if Carrie is coming. Austin says he was unable to reach Carrie, but says he'll try again in a few minutes.

Later, Austin tells Sami that Carrie can't make it, due to the charity boxing match. Austin starts talking about how it was odd that his old trainer showed up and urged him back into the ring. Sami tells Austin that it wasn't luck, it was her doing. Sami says she ran into Daryl and told him how much he missed boxing and was unhappy, so he should look him up and try to get him back in the ring. Austin tells Sami that he's not angry, she was right, he did miss boxing.

Stefano talks with Rolf on the phone about Vivian, who is too strong and independent. Rolf says the serum will wear off. Meanwhile, Vivian and Kate are having words. Stefano interrupts, and keeps them from going at it. Stefano and Vivian sit down to dinner and Vivian spots a banker with Kate and decides she has to talk with him about some lingerie chains she's hoping to talk about. Kate decides to let them talk and Stefano advises Kate to get a photographer over here now. Stefano puts Vivian into an up mood and she grabs a microphone and asks everyone if they're ready to rumble. Vivian starts doing a stand-up routine in front of everyone. She soon begins to pick on all of her friends and says mean things about them, like Billie should go buy the rest of her dress, and Marlena ruined two men's lives when she couldn't decide which man she wanted. When she gets to Austin and Sami, Vivian says Austin is one french fry short of a happy meal and that Sami needs to drug a man to get into bed. When Vivian says you marry your fiancÚ, not kill him, Sami slaps Vivian. A photographer snaps his camera and Stefano puts Vivian into a down mood. Vivian becomes upset and wonders what she has done. Kate thanks her and smiles.

Thursday, October 29, 1998

Due to NBC News coverage of the space shuttle launch, Days of our Lives was pre-empted. Broadcasting will resume Friday where Wednesday's show concluded.

Friday, October 30, 1998

Lucas is pressing Taylor for the reason she thinks Eric would not be interested in her. As she stumbles for a reason, Lucas counters with the fact that he never thought someone like Nicole would be interested in him, but (he thinks) she is. Taylor wonders aloud if Nicole's interest in Lucas is for another reason. This wipes the smile off Lucas' face as he asks Taylor what that comment was supposed to mean. Taylor tries to cover saying that she just doesn't want Lucas to be hurt any more than he is, but Lucas won't let the matter drop. Taylor finally says that she's just being cynical. Lucas can't believe someone so young could be cynical and she jokingly says maybe she got it from him. He admits that when they first met, he was because of Sami. Lucas turns the conversation back to Taylor and her family and Taylor tries to brush the subject off. This piques his interest saying they never talk about her family. She tells him it's not interesting, and Lucas says that's fine, they can talk about him and Nicole all day long.

Lucas admits that Nicole may have ulterior motives, but that's OK. Lucas rationalizes that Nicole's ambitous and he has power at Titan, so they can hook up and have some fun together. Taylor looks at him and says that its time for them to start working. Lucas strikes a bargin with his physical therapist....he promises not to give up on his dreams of walking with his son if she promises not to give up on her dreams. Nicole slips into a fantasy of her and Eric kissing. She comes back to reality and agrees to the deal, on one condition: that Lucas stays positive once he gets out of the hospital, no matter what happens. Lucas darkens, saying that he'll be better once Sami is in jail. Taylor can't believe what she has heard, lecturing him that he'll never get better....he has to heal from the inside as well as the outside. His emotional wellbeing is just as important as the exercises she has him doing. Kate walks in and agrees with her. Lucas is surprised to see his mom, and she fills him in on the fiasco that was Vivian's stand up routine. Kate goes on to say that Sami was so outraged at Vivian's comments that she slapped her. Lucas muses that he wished he had been there to see that. Lucas sees the look that Taylor gives him and recants that statement saying he needs to let go of the anger he has. Kate is impressed with Taylor's influence over her son.

As another nurse wheels Lucas off, Kate questions Taylor to see if she is planning to come by the house when Lucas gets released. Taylor tells her probably not, which disappoints Kate. She tells the young girl that she works well with Lucas and that she fears he will backslide if Taylor is not there to boost his spirits. Kate wants to hire her as his companion and would live in the mansion. Taylor is flattered but she has two jobs and college. Kate offers a salary more than what the two jobs are paying and Taylor says she'll think about it.

Eric can't believe what Nicole has just told him: that she and Taylor are sisters. Nicole swears to Eric that she wanted to tell him the truth, but the person stopping her was Taylor. Eric is having a tough time believing Nicole, asking why Taylor would be embarrassed to have Eric learn they were sisters and why they acted like they didn't know each other when they saw each other at Titan. All she can say is that she had a difficult childhood. Eric recounts the history and adds that now there is a sister. Nicole continues saying that she raised Taylor. Additionally, since Nicole had to grow up quick, there was no one there to take care of her or love her the way she wanted to be loved. That's why she lied about her past, because she did not want to lose Eric. She thought she could have that kind of love with Eric. Eric tells her that he doesn't know much about love either, but knows that you can't base a relationship on lies. Nicole agrees saying she knows that now and wants another chance.

Eric still wants to know why she lied to him about Taylor. It was a matter of protecting her, Nicole claims. This confuses Eric; why would pretending not to know her own sister would protect her. Nicole prefaces her lie by saying that Eric had to understand that the first time they met, Nicole was doing a glamorous photo shoot with him and Taylor was there to scrub toilets. Taylor did not want people comparing the two of them. It was Taylor, Nicole said, who begged her not to tell anyone they were related and Nicole reluctantly agreed. Eric just shakes his head. He thanks her for telling him about Taylor and asks if there is anything else she wants to tell him. She says no, except that she is sorry and knows how much she hurt him. But she never lied about her feelings for him. She holds out her hand and he takes it, and pulls her to him and gives her a hug. She has a satisfied look on her face. He leaves and Nicole hopes they can see each other tomorrow. He says maybe and leaves. Nicole pulls out her cell phone and speed dials her mother wanting to talk to Taylor. She gets nervous to learn Taylor is not home and tells her mom that it is important that she talk to her.

Taylor is using the pay phone at the hospital to tell her mom that she'll be late; she has to go to Titan to pick up some books. Her mother tells her Nicole was looking for her and Taylor asks what it was about. Meanwhile, Nicole has come to the hospital and says that she has to get to Taylor before she runs into Eric. Nicole enters the P.T. room where Kate is sitting. Nicole greets her boss and says she thought Taylor would be working with Lucas. Kate divulges that Lucas is gone and Taylor has left. Learning this, Nicole starts to leave, but Kate asks her to come back, she has something to talk about with her.

At the Titan lab, Eric is mulling over what Nicole has told him. He says that it not the Taylor he knows. Taylor walks up to the door and sees Eric through the window. She checks her makeup and knocks on the door. Upon hearing Eric's OK to enter, Taylor walks in. Eric gets up and says that she is the last person he would have thought would lie to him.

At the Penthouse Grill, Sami is apologizing to Austin, Marlena and John about slapping Vivian. Sami tells the group that although she's sorry, she had it coming after the way she verbally attacked her. Austin agrees, saying that Vivian attacked everyone. Marlena is concerned about Vivian's moods and John attributes it to some "severe emotional problems." Marlena is certain that Stefano's whisking Vivian to the rejuvenation clinic in France has something to do with it, and John agrees saying its no coincidence that she came back in worse condition.

Kate is reveling in Vivian's latest public humiliation, telling Billie and Roman this was better than the ho-down at the Horton party. Kate and Billie are laughing it up, when Roman gleefully tells Kate that she really does get off on other people's misery. Kate narrows her eyes and admits that when that person is Vivian, she certainly does. Now Vivian is headed off to the looney bin where she belongs.

Roman is baffled why Kate hates Vivian. Kate looks at him incredulously, and proceeds to fill him in on Vivian's more dastardly deeds: tricking Victor into marrying her, drugging the pilot which caused Kate's plane to crash and while Kate was working her way back to Salem on a fishing barge cutting and scaling fish, Vivian was living the life she should have had. Therefore, Kate finishes, when someone does that to her, she is naturally put off. Billie chimes in that Roman should understand, considering all of Stefano's attempts to keep him and Marlena apart. Roman turns around and spies Marlena. He walks over to the group and asks how everyone is. Sami says that she wishes the photographer had not captured her slap of Vivian for posterity's sake. Kate reflects back to Stefano's suggestion that she get a photographer over to the restaurant. Kate smiles and excuses herself to go check on Lucas. Kate is speaking with the restaurant's manager, telling him to bar Vivian from ever returning to the Grille. Then she orders the man to get her a phone.

The thought of Lucas makes Sami recall when Lucas attacked her and Franco came to her defense. Sami wistfully says that she thought she found a man who loved she's on trial for his murder. Roman tells the group that Kate may be holding back information about that day. Sami and Austin depart, leaving Roman with John and Marlena. Roman tells the two that Vivian has snapped, but John is sure Stefano has something to do with it. Roman says its possible, but what motive would Stefano have. Billie comes up and asks Roman to take her home, so they leave. John is still pondering what Stefano is up to and tells Marlena that he has to save Vivian. John vows that he's going to put Stefano out of business so he won't be able to hurt him or anyone else that he cares about. Stefano's plans are beginning to unravel, but Marlena fears his vendetta against Stefano is an obsession.

Back at the mansion, Roman tells Billie he can't believe all the stuff Vivian put Kate through, but frankly that's not his concern. Billie just rolls her eyes as Roman continues to assert that Kate knows more than what she is telling. This leads Roman to say that it was wrong for Marlena to withhold the truth about her and John, making him act like a fool trying to win her back. This prompts Billie to comment that Marlena seemed jealous seeing the two of them together. Roman disagrees saying he believes she wants him to be happy. Billie wonders if it was OK for her to kiss him earlier. He tells her is was OK with her, but something is still bothering him....he feels that she has not been straight with him. Its about Bo, saying she is still harboring feelings for him. This angers Billie who continues to blame Hope for all her problems. Roman tells her that her thinking is destructive and has to put all this behind her. And he'll help her. Billie says that she would give anything to turn off her feeling for Bo, but she can't.

At the hospital, Sami and Austin are checking in on Will. Sami is saddened that Will has to go through all this, the accident, his mother on trial for murder. Austin tries to comfort her by promising her that no matter what happens, Will will always know how much she loves her son. Sami doesn't take much comfort in that, saying the best she can hope for is to spend the rest of her life in prison, alone, without knowing what it is like for someone to love her. Will wakes up and Sami sits by his bedside promising that she will always love him. She tells Austin that it is a ritual that she hold his hand if he has trouble sleeping. She turns to Austin and asks if he will continue the tradition. He tells her that he will, if she can't. Sami thanks him for believing in her but it would take a miracle.

At Stefano's place, Vivian is mortified at what she has done and Stefano is there to console her. She vows never to return to the Penthouse Grille as horrible things keep happening to her there. Vivian recalls her lounge act, her run in with a tango-ing Kate and the slap from Sami. She turns to Stefano and panics, wondering what is wrong with her. Stefano tries to allay her fears saying he knows what is wrong. Vivian gets up in arms saying that Stefano has always been the one to tell her that nothing was wrong. Dr. Rolf is listening to the entire conversation behind the doors. Stefano tries to calm her down, saying that it was wishful thinking that her moods were due to stress. But now, he fears she is suffering from dimentia. Vivian can't believe it, but Stefano swears he will help her in any way he can, by taking care of her. Just then, the phone's Kate. Stefano is torn about taking the call and leaving Viv, but he opts to talk to Kate. Kate gushes that whatever Stefano did to make Vivian alienate herself from all of Salem worked wonders.

Stefano rushes Kate off, wanting to get back to an extremely vulnerable Vivian. Back in the living room, Vivian is defeated and Stefano reiterates that signing over power of attorney is best and he'll get the papers tonight. As Stefano rises to call his attorney, Vivian shouts, "No. Wait." Stefano, his back to her, is clearly at the end of his rope. He pulls out the device, and Rolf looks on, shaking his head saying that using the device could put Vivian over the edge permanently. Stefano looks at the device and puts it back in his pocket. Vivian is reluctant to make a decision of this magnitude. Stefano tries to convince her otherwise. Vivian starts to get agitated, and Stefano says he will make them some tea. He leaves and Vivian sees Jonsey again. She starts talking to him; Stefano and Rolf hear her and look in to see her talking to no one. But in Vivian's state, she says she won't do anything without his approval. Stefano and Rolf back out and Stef sees the opportunity to get Vivian right where he wants her.

As Jonsey fades away telling Vivian to trust no one, Stefano reenters and sees Vivian shaking. She fears that if Stefano's diagnosis is correct, there is no hope. She knows this because her father had dimensia and they had to put him in a home. A tearful Vivian recalls the devastating toll it took on her father and the family. Stefano tries to comfort her saying she will never be lonely and he will take care of her. He suggests that Vivian stay with him and she agrees. The chambermaid comes in to take Vivian to her room. When the two women leave, Rolf enters and asks Stefano if he should call his lawyer now. In Vivian's room, Stefano inquires about her health. Vivian tells him that she is exhausted. He holds her and tells her that he won't leave her. She confesses that she saw Jonsey in the living room and Stefano wants to know what Jonsey tells her. When she tells him that Jonsey instructs her not to trust anyone, Stefano chalks it up to paranoia...a symptom of the dementia. Stefano tells her that she must put her complete trust in him or he can't fully help her. He turns and reaches for the device in his coat pocket, but before he can push the button, Vivian weakly says she will trust him with her life.

Recaps for the week of November 2, 1998 (Following Week)


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