The show opens at Jonesy's with the alarm blaring and Susan & Celeste in a panic. They make a mad dash for the door. Vivian rips off Susan's sheet and Jonesy rushes up and says "Death, danger...now all of our lives are in danger!" They all look at him confused. He turns off the alarm and scolds them by saying "Curse ye who violates the sanctity of this room. It is the forbidden fruit which sticketh in your throat and choketh you" then collapses to the floor. Ivan helps him to the sofa and he falls asleep and Vivian explains he does this all the time. Viv wants to know why Susan and Celeste are there and Celeste explains her strange dream. Susan says she doesn't understand it all but Celeste had on of her "psycho vibrations" and they came to check it out. Celeste says they were opening the door to find a hiding place...and all are very curious as to what is behind that door.
Later we see them munching on left over Halloween candy and Susan announces that this is the best Halloween party ever. Celeste reminds her they did NOT come there to party. Ivan is worried but Vivian poo-poo's the idea. Celeste says she feels the presence of little Elvis's father in the house and asks Ivan if HE is the father and he gives her this "what planet are you from?" look. He denies it (as does Vivian). Celeste looks at Jonesy and Susan says "Okay...you can just forget THAT!" Celeste examines the alarm system and says she has seen one like it before.
Jack is pacing his cell, flashbacking about Jen's getting caught. TC shows up with visions of whipping Jack's butt. He tells him how stupid he and Jen were to do what they did. He calls in another guard and they inform Jack that they have a party planned for him. TC punches him in the gut and they haul him off to the basement. They inform him they intend to "mess with his head." Jack asks if Peter and/or Stefano are involved. They show him a huge wicked looking machine and tell him it is a machine press and that they are going to put his head in it and mash it until it looks like a squeezed grape then tell the Warden it was an accident. The next time we see him, Jack is tied down on this machine as he cries for Jen. TC says he will allow him one last thought of Jen before he kills him. Jack pleads for his life...his wife and daughter need him, but TC assures him HE'LL take care of them!
On the plane, Carrie is asleep having these alternating dreams. First she is with Austin, then with Mike, Austin, Mike, etc. She awakes yelling for Austin and Mike are both confused, as is Carrie.
In the bathroom, Sami gloats. Carrie decides she needs to freshen up so she heads to the bathroom as well. Mike and Austin talk about Roman's condition and Mike says with no cure there isn't much hope he'll survive. Sami overhears Carrie talking to stewardess and panics.
Getting tired of waiting, Carrie finally knocks on the door and asks the sister if she is okay. About that time they announce the plane will be landing soon, so Carrie heads back to her seat. Next we see of all them, they are in customs. Mike, Carrie & Austin all take off for the hospital, then Sami makes her move. The guard stops her after looking at her passport and says there's nothing on it about her being a nun and that it's against the law to fly internationally in a disguise He says he must verify that she is really a nun before letting her pass and has called someone...oh, there she is now. Sami whirls around and...it's Sister Mary!!
At St. Lukes the wedding is proceeding and looks like it may come off without a hitch. Kate and Lucas slip in the back door and Kate comments on how she wishes Carrie and Austin were there.
Abe tells Lexie how ironic it is that he has Stefano's pardon in his pocket and it'll never get used. Laura and Kate cut mean looks at each other. But she just can't help it... At the hospital chapel, the gang is wondering where everyone is. Kristen gives John the cell phone and says call her house. The phone is dead...John says the battery is corroded by salt water. He calls on hospital phone and gets answering machine and they all panic. They ask a nurse if she knows anything and she tells them that Roman and Marlena left via cars, but doesn't know where they were headed. Kristen suggests he call Abe, but they tell him that Abe is at the hospital, so John pages him.
Back at the hospital, Abe gets a page but doesn't recognize the number. Lexie tells him it's the hospital and it may be important. Abe thinks it may be news from John about the cure and Lexie urges him to stop the wedding. He does and Roman says they'll wait. Back at the hospital they are all pacing around the phone waiting for Abe's call. As soon as the door swings shut...the phone rings (Abe calling) Abe is told there is no way of knowing who placed the call. He tells them it was a false alarm and the wedding resumes. Roman says his "I do's" and then proceeds to have a coughing fit but tells Father Jansen to continue. He gets over it (Marlena urges him to return to the hospital, but he refuses) As they resume, John & Company burst through the doors announcing they have a cure. He looks confused by the scene taking place and Marlena rushes to him, Roman looks confused and Kristen just grins. Roman is upset by the sight of Stefano and begins to yell and collapses with another attack. Laura points out that if the cure works, Marlena NOW has another problem.
Jen is worried about Jack and decides to call Mickey and see if he can check on Him. At the hospital, Roman is rushed into ER as Mike, Carrie and Austin also arrive. Carrie rushes in to see her dad as Mike also goes to see if he can help (The crowd in the ER files back into the lobby as John says now, they wait. John and Hope explain about all they went through to get the cure as everyone listens amazed at their tale. Stefano strolls in and everyone turns to stare at him. Abe tells him he is going to get what he wanted and reluctantly hands him the pardon
John asks Marlena what was going on at St. Luke's but as she begins to explain, Mike comes out and tells them there is a problem. For the cure to work, they need the blood of someone who has used the serum before. Stefano steps forward and announces he is the only one who can save Roman's life...BUT he has a price...and it is a HIGH one...and then the credits roll.
In Rome, Billie surprises Bo with a special breakfast, it's his birthday. Billie tries to wake Bo, but he's having a nightmare and calls out Hope. Bo wakes up and senses something is wrong with Billie. Billie tells Bo that he was dreaming and asks if he recalls. Bo says he was dreaming about someone who was in danger, and Billie tells him that he called out Hope's name. Bo tells Billie he loves her now and is married to her. Billie decides to call Salem to see how everyone is.
At Salem Hospital Stefano offers his blood to save Roman, for a price. Hope asks what the price is, but John interrupts and says if Stefano's blood doesn't match then their one cure will be lost. Stefano says his blood has been tested in this hospital before, so Mike goes to get the records. Celeste shows up and has a fir, Lexie takes her aside to talk. Abe shows up and Celeste tells them all that Stefano had a reason for bring the cure back. Lexie tells Celeste about Stefano's pardon and Celeste freaks, she says nobody will be safe! Mike returns with Stefano's test, he is a match. Stefano tells everyone that in exchange for his blood he wants Marlena! Everyone gasps and Lexie says "No father, don't do this!" Stefano says they misunderstands, all he wants from Marlena, and all of them is their friendship and forgiveness. Stefano says he was hoping that this would be a new beginning for himself, and for all of them. Stefano then goes on to say his pardon is meaningless unless they accept him, he is tired of living his life on the outside. Stefano says he has decided not to live his life like that anymore, and that he wants to become a productive member of society and live a happy life in Salem. John starts to tell Stefano what he can do with his conditions, but Marlena stops him and agrees to Stefano's condition. Marlena says she doesn't trust him, but she will try to believe that he is a changed man. Stefano tells them even if Marlena did refuse he would have given his blood. Stefano asks Lexie to take his blood and she says she would be glad to. Celeste tells Abe this is what she feared, Stefano is drawing Lexie into his web. Abe assures Celeste that he will NOT let that happen.
Carrie and Austin visit Roman in the hospital. Roman tells Austin and Carrie about his almost marriage, and he says if he does live and marries Marlena he'll have John to thank. Meanwhile, At the Salem Airport Sister Mary says that Sami is a nun, but after they let her through customs Sister Mary demands to know what is going on. Sami tells Mary that she must get to the hospital, her father is dyeing. Sister Mary threatens to tell Marlena what Sami has been up to and she says no! Mary asks what she is afraid of. Sami goes off about terrible people were trying to kidnap her and to force her to do terrible things. Sami says she was praying for guidance and saw a nun's habit and thought about her (Mary). Sami says she tried the habit on and now she wants to be a nun. Mary says that is like a fox wanting to be a chicken! Sami points out that Mary Magdalene was a sinner and changed, she just wants a chance to change to. Sami starts crying and sniffling so Mary tells her she will take her to the hospital, but first she must remove the habit and then do penance.
Jen calls her uncle Mickey to learn how Jack is. Mickey says Jack is okay, but Jen has a terrible feeling that he is in danger. At the prison T.C. has strapped Jack to a printing press and starts the machine before leaving the room. Jack begins to fantasize about how Jen will react to his death and then says he can't give up and tries to break free before he's pressed to death.
Hope and Jen talk as Kate listens in. Hope says perhaps Jack is in danger, she and Bo used to have that connection and that she knows he no longer loves her because Bo never sensed she was in danger, or even asked about her. Caroline thanks both John and Hope for what they did, and Kristen just watches from the background.
Billie calls Kate, who tells Billie and Bo that John brought back a cure for Roman. Bo wants to return home but she tells him to stay, she'll call back if there is any change. Bo asks about Hope and Kate tells Bo that Hope is back from her trip and looks happier than ever, but she says Hope just left to go home. Bo and Billie say goodbye, and Kate vows to make sure Billie remains happy with Bo.
John takes Marlena aside to talk to about what happened at the church, but Mike tells Marlena that Roman is asking for her. Mike tells Marlena that it is vital to Roman's recovery and asks that she go along with whatever Roman wants. John talks to Kim about what he saw, and he says that Marlena was about to promise to marry and love Roman forever, and Marlena never breaks a promise. John asks Kim what was going on and Kim and Caroline tell John that Marlena was going to marry Roman because it was his last wish. Kristen suggests to John that perhaps Marlena is in love with Roman again, but he tells her that he and Marlena will be married!
Sami shows up at the hospital demanding to see her father, and she's taken to his room. Carrie and Austin show up as Sami is visiting Roman. All the children leave and Roman asks Marlena to stay with him for awhile. Roman asks Marlena if he lives, does she still want to marry him? Marlena dodges the question so he asks her once again if she still wants to marry him. Marlena recalls what Mike told her and she tells Roman that she still wants to marry him. John overhears this and gasps, and Kristen smiles. Lexie overhears Celeste and Abe talking about Stefano. Lexie says that Stefano has proven there is good in him.
Austin decides to go to the pub to visit Will, and Carrie asks Mike how her dad is. Mike says that he should be okay and Carrie thanks Mike for helping get the medicine that kept Roman alive long enough to wait for the cure. Sami smiles as she sees Mike with Carrie and Sister Mary wonders what she is up to. Caroline asks Mary if something is wrong, and Mary says she's wondering if a sinner has truly repented.
Mickey calls Jen and says that her that the warden's secretary said Jack is asleep in his cell. Jen says she still can't shake this feeling that Jack is in danger. What they don't know is that T.C. paid the secretary off! Jen approaches Stefano to talk to him. Jen tells him that if he wants to be respected in Salem he will need the Horton's help. Jen tells Stefano that she will put everything aside if he can give her his guarantee that Jack will not be harmed in prison. Stefano says he has no control over what happens to Jack in prison. Jen says she doesn't give a damn about what he says, if he wants to be accepted in Salem he better make damn sure Jack stays alive.
Hope goes home to see Shawn D. and tells him about the cure for Roman. Shawn D. says she's glad she is back because it's dad's birthday. Hope says she completely forgot and Shawn D. wants to call his dad. Shawn D. asks where his dad is, and Hope says he's in Rome with Billie. Later Hope tells Shawn D. he should get ready for bed, and she kisses him goodnight. Hope goes outside and looks at "their" star and thinks of Bo, wondering if he feels her. In Rome Bo suddenly gets this strange feeling. Billie tells Bo she's sorry she didn't have a chance to get him a birthday present, but he says she is the best present he could have asked for.
At the Brady pub Kate, Shawn, and Austin discuss what Stefano did. Lisa (the waitress) brings Philip and Will down to see Kate and Austin. Lisa says that Little Elvis, Belle, and Brady are upstairs sleeping together. Shawn apologizes to Austin for what Sami did to him. Susan comes and when she doesn't see Carrie with Austin she wonders if that "mean, mean, mean" Sami did anything. Austin tells her no, Sami didn't try anything. Susan goes off on how she wishes she could go to Italy to see "the big ole buckets of spaghetti sauce and big ole meatballs." Susan says she's making herself hungry so Shawn gets her a bowl of chowder. Austin talks to Kate about the trip and how wonderful it was. Kate asks how Mike's trip turned out and Austin says it wasn't as good. Austin thought that perhaps Mike would develop a relationship with this girl Debra, but Mike is already in love with a married woman in Salem. Kate asks if they know who this married woman is but Austin says no, but he thinks it might be someone at the hospital. Austin tells Kate that he used to tease Carrie about playing matchmaker for Mike, but now he really wants to help her find a woman for Mike.
At the hospital Sami, Carrie, and Eric all discuss Stefano. Sami says that maybe they should start trusting Stefano and Carrie says "Leave it to you to trust Stefano" and she goes on to say she (Carrie) would trust him as much as she'd trust Sami. When Mike walks by Carrie thinks of him and Sami smiles, she knows Carrie loves Mike and she's just now realizing it. Sami says Carrie looks a little pale, but Carrie says it's jetlag. Eric asks Sami how she knew to come home and to the hospital and Sami claims she just felt the need to return. Eric warns Sami to stay away from Austin and Carrie and Sami says she didn't go anywhere near them. Carrie decides to take a walk, but Sami convinces Carrie to stay with Dad because she wants to go see Will.
Sami calls Franco and tells him she lied to a nun to get home. Franco asks about Carrie and Mike and Sami says that Carrie is realizing she's falling in love with Mike.
Jen tells Laura what she told Stefano about keeping Jack safe. Laura says she'll never trust Stefano, but she hopes her talk worked for Jack's sake. Laura tells Jen that if Stefano really wanted to change he would bring Peter back to release Jack, but Jen says that she just wants Jack to be safe for now.
Laura and Jen talk to Carrie, and when Mike makes himself scarce Jen decides to give Mike a pep talk. Laura asks Carrie to make sure Mike gets something to eat later. Jen talks to Mike and Mike says he has to find a way to get over Carrie.
In another part of the hospital Stefano calls Travis and tells him to call T.C. and to make sure nothing happens to Jack. Travis says it's to late and he tells Stefano what happened, and that they had him killed! Stefano sits there with his mouth open and just says "my god!" Stefano asks Travis for T.C.'s number and he quickly calls T.C.. At the prison Stefano calls T.C. and asks when Jack was killed and where is his body. T.C. says that he's in the press room and Stefano calls T.C. an idiot. Stefano tells T.C. to go check on Jack's condition immediately and call him back. Stefano warns T.C. if Jack is dead they are all dead! In the press room Jack manages to break one arm free and tries to pull his head out from under the press. T.C. and the other guard come into the room and see Jack is still alive, but the press is jammed. T.C. and the other guard pull him out just in time. Stefano calls T.C. and demands to hear Jack's voice. When he hears that Jack is okay he tells T.C. to make sure nothing happens to him. Jack asks who was on the phone but T.C. tells him not to worry about that. Jack tells T.C. that he is going to take them down, but T.C. says not to get any bright ideas, he has people who can keep him from talking. Jack is taken back to his cell where he thanks God for saving him. Jack asks God to grant him the strength and courage to expose the corruption in the prison system, to allow him to prove his innocence, and to keep Jen and Abby safe. Jack asks another inmate, Herb, who it was that Travis was on the phone with, but he doesn't know. He thinks perhaps Travis could help him, if he could only find him. Jack offers 1000$ to Herb if he could help him get a message to Jennifer. Herb accepts and Jack writes a note to Jennifer and gives it to Herb.
Back at the hospital Stefano tells Jen that Jack will be okay. Laura suggests that Stefano should save Jack, and that if he doesn't bring Peter back to Salem and free Jack then everyone will see him as the same evil man he's always been.
Caroline asks Carrie what is troubling her. Carrie says she's not troubled, but Mike has been on her mind a lot. Carrie tells Caroline about the song that was played in Rome that reminded her of Mike. Caroline just says that he's just a friend and Carrie says Caroline is right. Carrie says Mike is a great friend and a great man and he's done so much to help her dad, that's why she's been thinking about him so much. Caroline says yes, that probably is why, but you can tell from her expression she doesn't believe it.
Jen returns home where Maggie is watching Abby. Jen fills Maggie in on the cure and Jack's safety. Maggie says that Stefano has no conscious, but Jen says for some reason she believed him when he told her Jack would be safe. Jen tells her Aunt Maggie that she has to find a way to get Jack the password to the warden's computer. Jen thinks she could ask Mickey, but Maggie says that Mickey wouldn't do that because it would jeopardize his integrity as a lawyer. Maggie leaves and Jen wonders how she could get the password to Jack.
Stefano confronts Travis on the docks and tells him that if Jack was killed then all his plans would be destroyed. Travis said he did what he had to do, and if he ends up back in jail because of Jack's expose then he's taking Stefano with him! Stefano punches Travis and tells him never to threaten him again. Travis runs into T.C. and he tells him they can't let Stefano or Jack push them around. Travis goes to Jen's house and watches her from outside. Travis says he needs to start looking out for himself.
Sami goes to the pub and sees Will. Sami says Will is so happy to be with "them" (Sami and Austin). Austin tells her to stop it but Sami tells Austin she really does love him and she will be there for him if things don't turn out with him and Carrie. Austin tells Sami that he will spend his life with Carrie and asks her if she is planning something. Sami says she isn't planning anything, but she will always love him.
Back at the hospital Mike shows up and tells Carrie and Caroline that Roman is responding to the cure. Caroline leaves to tell Shawn and Mike asks Carrie what is bothering her. Carrie asks to talk to Mike in private, so they go out to the terrace. Sami returns and rushes to spy on Mike and Carrie, but she's caught by Caroline, who wants to talk to the young lady. Caroline warns Sami that she better walk the straight and narrow, she is not going to let her destroy Austin and Carrie's happiness. Out on the terrace Carrie tells Mike she's been thinking a lot about him lately, but Mike is called away to check on a patient. Meanwhile Sami has positioned herself on another terrace so she can overhear Carrie and Mike's discussion. Mike returns and tells Carrie he's all hers.
Back at the pub Stefano watches Susan and Little Elvis through the window. Stefano says my son, you have my heart and soul, and one day you'll have the world. Susan and Little Elvis leave the pub and Stefano watches them leave. Stefano says he will be there for his son.
Vivian and Ivan finally decide they have had enough of Jonesy and his weird house. They're headed out the door, but it gets stuck. Vivian bangs on it, and suddenly, a panel in the wall next to the door comes open, revealing the only thing that could make Vivian stay - a treasure trove of exquisite jewelry and mounds of cash. Vivian grabs a big handful and goes into ecstasies. Ivan almost convinces her to leave again, especially after Jonesy wakes up muttering about death and danger again. She decides to take Ivan to Chez Vous, using some of the cash, so she can eat caviar and drink champagne, which will help her to think clearly. They go and pig out, but while they are gone, Jonesy wakes up looking for his Flora Dora. When he doesn't find her, he decides to go out on the street looking, but he has the same trouble with the door, and the secret panel falls open again. Jonesy immediately notices that some of the jewelry and cash is missing. He panics, thinking that the man who owns the house will not like this at all. Vivian and Ivan come back and find him walking around muttering. Vivian shows him the jewelry and money she took and says she was just putting it away for safekeeping. Jonesy is relieved to find her safe and with the money and jewels, so he falls asleep again. Ivan tells Vivian they should get out while they can. Vivian actually has one foot out the door, but the treasure calls her back. She decides she can't leave this much money alone.
Susan walks through the park with little Elvis, with Stefano and Bart a few shady steps behind. Stefano tells Bart that they've followed her far enough, and that Bart needs to make himself scarce because he doesn't fit in with Stefano's clean new image. But Bart is to be on call 24 hours a day to do Stefano's bidding. Bart assures him he will be, and they go their separate ways.
Lexie, Abe, and Celeste also go to Chez Vous. Lexie is upset because neither Celeste nor Abe will believe that Stefano might possibly be turning over a new leaf. Things don't improve when Stefano suddenly shows up in the restaurant. Two police officers see him and immediately move to arrest him. Lexie begs Abe to do something. Reluctantly, Abe gets up and tells the officers that Stefano was pardoned and is free to go wherever he wants. Stefano thanks him and comes over to the table to talk to Lexie. He asks if he can join them for dinner. Abe and Celeste look indignant, but Lexie says that yes, of course he can. Stefano sits down and fields a few nasty comments from Abe and Celeste. Then Susan comes in, saying her stroller wheel broke and she needed to find a phone. Abe offers to go outside and fix it, since he needs a break from Stefano anyway. Susan starts rambling, and suddenly notices Stefano, who is looking very amused, sitting there. She screams "Vampire!" and starts to run, but Lexie tells her to calm down - it's only Stefano. At first Susan is very suspicious of him, but Stefano charms her by telling her how beautiful Elvis is. Susan tells him that the baby's father is Elvis Presley. Stefano laughs and says the baby looks exactly like his father - like a king. Celeste watches the exchange very closely, certain that something is wrong. Susan decides that maybe Stefano is all right after all, and returns to the table. Stefano tells Lexie that he has to call it a night, but soon they will make up for all their lost time. Lexie says she is looking forward to it, and looks uncomfortable when Stefano kisses her on both cheeks. They head outside, where Abe has fixed the stroller, and Susan is able to head home.
Caroline is waiting in the hospital when Sister Mary Moira approaches her and asks where her granddaughter is, so she can give her a rosary. Caroline replies that that is very sweet, and Carrie is on the terrace. Sister Mary says that she wants to give the rosary to Caroline's OTHER daughter, Samantha. Caroline is clearly startled, but says that perhaps a rosary would be a good thing to help Sami get back on the right path. Sister Mary says that she remembers the decisions that led her to become a nun, and although Sami is approaching it from a different angle...Caroline interrupts her and says she doesn't understand. Sister Mary says that they must be very proud of Sami's decision to become a nun. Caroline is shocked and asks Sister Mary how she got that idea. Sister Mary says that Sami herself told her. Caroline says that as far as she knows, Sami has no intention of becoming a nun. Sister Mary realizes she's been had. She then tells Caroline that she learned this from Sami while Sami was wearing a nun's habit at the airport. Caroline, with a premonition of trouble, asks where the flight was from, and Sister Mary lets her know it was from Rome. Caroline is clearly furious, as is Sister Mary, who goes off in search of Sami.
At the hospital, Sami listens eagerly as Carrie tells Mike that their time in Rome forced her to reexamine her feelings for Mike. Mike holds his breath and asks her what she means. Carrie says that although she is happily married to Austin, she has just begun to realize all that Mike has done for her, for her relationship with Austin, and for her father. She tells Mike he is more than just a good friend, and she would like to remain as close to him as she has been for the past few months, because he means a lot to her. Mike tells Carrie she means a lot to him, too, and they embrace. Suddenly, they hear a shriek and rush inside to see what happened. They find Caroline, Sami, and Sister Mary Moira having a confrontation. The shriek was the sound of the nun dragging Sami off the terrace by her ear. Sister Mary tells Sami she is wicked, and makes her admit she never had any intention of becoming a nun. Sami admits it, and sees Caroline there. Caroline begins scolding her, and Sami tries to deny she has anything to hide, but Caroline yells, "I know you were in Rome!", just as Austin, Carrie, and Mike show up. Carrie is shocked and fuming. She suddenly realizes that Sami manipulated her once again. She tells Sami that she is wise to her little trick, and suggests very forcefully that they go have a private talk. Austin is left wondering what Sami did. On the terrace, Carrie shouts that she knows Sami read her diary and played that song to try to get Carrie to think of Mike. Sami tries to deny it, but Carrie tells her it is time to get real and face the fact that Austin can't stand her, will never love her, and will be married to Carrie forever. Sami says she will never give up. Carrie says, "you bitch!" Sami shrugs and says that she will never give up on Austin, no matter what names Carrie calls her. Carrie stomps inside with a warning that Sami better not mess with her any more. Sami smiles after she leaves, thinking that sooner or later, Carrie's feelings for Mike are going to come out, whether Sami helps the situation along or not. Carrie tells Austin that she has handled the situation and that Sami's tricks won't work. Austin is still confused, but says that Sami can never undermine their relationship because she can't change Carrie's feelings. Carrie agrees, but a little hesitantly. They head off to Chez Vous for their romantic dinner arranged by Kate. While they are there, Mike wanders in and sees them dancing and kissing. He walks away, looking depressed. Sami, meanwhile, has to face her punishment. Caroline threatens to tell Roman and Marlena what she did. Sami begs her not to, saying she will do anything, but her father is too weak and to be told of Sami's deceitfulness will break his heart. Caroline reluctantly agrees, and leaves Sami's punishment in Sister Mary Moira's capable hands. Sister Mary has the perfect penance - making Sami handwash nuns' habits in the basement of the convent, and iron them afterward. Sami protests furiously, but is stuck. She pretends she is repentant, but inside, she is just biding her time until she can put her next plan into action...