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Monday January 12, 1998

Edmund is helping Susan move into her new cottage. He tells Susan that it's tea time and he makes them some tea. Susan and Edmund sit down and talk about what Susan likes to drink, beer. Edmund tells Susan that his mom makes wonderful warm beer and Susan say "Eeeeew That's Icky!" Later in the conversation, he asks Susan where she is from and when she tells him Salem he asks if it's the Salem where they burned the witches. Susan says no, but she does know a witch and a vampire that could use a little burning.

Susan changes the subject and asks him about his family. Edmund also tells Susan that the only time he's been outside this village was to see Mr Elvis Presley, the King of Rock'N'Roll. Susan is so excited and tells him that she even named her baby Elvis. Stefano vows to find them though. Stefano then wonders where Peter is, and wishes he could help him, but he can't .Peter calls, and tells Stefano, he needs his medicine from Rolf. Stefano says it's impossible, Rolf was beaten into a coma by an ISA agent who was trying to find him.

Jack is talking with Abby, who wishes she could call her grandma. Abby asks her mom if they can go to the circus, which is being set up across the street. Jack goes over to the circus and inquires if there are any job openings. Back in the room, Abby wants to call grandma. Laura is relieved that Jen, Jack, and Abby are okay. Back at the circus Jack, who says his name is Bob, gets a job as the assistant to the animal trainer. Jack goes back to the motel and tells Jen that he just joined the circus.

Peter is driving back to Salem and is wondering what happened thanks to his jungle madness. Peter calls Kristen for help and she reorts that the house is staked out, so be careful.

In Roman's room, Roman asks Marlena to take him home and she says of course she will. Eric and Sami, are overjoyed, while Carrie is on John's side.

Mike goes in and talks to Marlena and Roman. Mike tells Roman that he can go home today if he is better. Marlena asks Mike privately, if he knows what happened. Roman recalls Kristen telling him to fight for Marlena and he decides to take her advice.

Sami is angry with Carrie for taking John's side. Carrie threatens to deck her again. Sami tells Carrie to go catch up with John because she is obviously not a part of their family. Eric and Mike stick up for Carrie though. Carrie says that Roman, John, and Marlena need to decide what happens, not them. She also says that if Marlena chooses John then there is nothing they can do about it. Suddenly Roman shows up and he asks what is going on. Roman wonders what he interrupted and Carrie says that they were only talking about him. Roman feels that Sami is trying to alienate Carrie from their family, but Sami swears she's not. Roman makes Sami to promise her that she will not fall back to her old ways.

John confronts Marlena and he says that she is the only person stopping them from telling Roman the truth. Carrie interrupts their talk and tells John that Roman wants to see him. Roman says that this experience has been a wake up call to him. Roman tells John that the most important thing to him is to preserve his family and he will do anything to make that happen. Everyone leaves John, alone with Kristen. Kristen offers to help John through his pain, but he just walks away.

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Tuesday, January 12, 1998

Stefano is on the pier and is discussing the search for Susan and Elvis. John shows up on the pier as well and calls Marlena. She is bringing Roman home. John wants to tell Roman the truth right now. They argue about it, and John ends ups apologizing. Meanwhile, Sami and Eric are working on Roman about remarriage. Roman tells them that he wants to take it one day at a time.

Marlena and Carrie find them, looking at old pictures. Roman asks Marlena who was on the phone and she tells him it was John. Sami suddenly gets a great idea, she suggests they use the Christmas pictures to start a whole new album of family pictures now that Marlena and Roman are getting back together. The tension in the room is broken when Austin calls to speak to Carrie.

Austin made reservations for them at Chez Vous, Roman says it would be great if Carrie and Austin had a child. Sami says Carrie should start her own family because she doesn't belong in this family. Sami says that Carrie is always taking sides against their family and she says to ask Carrie about it. Roman apologizes to Carrie, but she says she's use to it. Roman tells Sami he is very disappointed in her.

Eric says he'd rather see her fall back in love with Roman. Marlena tells Eric that she'll always love his dad, but she's **IN** love with John. Eric says as far as he concerned love stinks and he wants nothing to do with it. Marlena asks Roman if he knows what caused him to collapse. Roman says that he thinks that the clean bill of health Mike gave him got him too excited. Roman tells Marlena that he will not ask her to marry him again until they are sure it is right.

Edmund is busy while Susan puts Elvis to bed. The phone rings and Susan mistakes it for the front door. Susan is afraid to answer the phone, but she does. It's John calling from the pier. John warns Susan to be careful and not trust anyone because they could work for Stefano. Susan then wonders if Edmund and his mom could work for Stefano. Edmund asks Susan what is wrong and she tells him he has to leave now and she shoves him out the door. Susan says she really liked Edmund and he made her all tingly. Meanwhile, Edmund is talking to himself about Susan and he says he gets tingly around her as well.

Stefano confronts John and demands that he tell him where Susan and Elvis are. John tells Stefano that he will never find Susan or the baby. Stefano just laughs and says he will find them because he always gets what he wants. John and Stefano, start arguing, about Marlena, and Susan. Stefano says that when Roman and John are busy fighting each other is when he will make his move and take Marlena. Stefano then gets a call and learns that Susan and Elvis are somewhere in Europe.

Jack tells Jen about joining the traveling circus. Jack says it's a great place to hide. Abby hears this and gets excited. Abby asks if they are all joining the circus, but Jennifer says that only daddy will be working there.

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Wednesday, January 14, 1998

Jack is still shoveling when Jasper, the ringmaster, shows up and tells Jack he's doing a nice job. Suddenly a woman tells Jasper that she is quitting her job because the man she works with is an arrogant pig. Jennifer, and Abby show up. Abby makes friends with a little boy clown.

Back where the animals are kept, Jasper tells Jack, that he needs to take a shower. Jasper tells Jack to use his and they'll set him up with some nice clothes. Jasper spots Jennifer and thinks she could replace the woman who just quit. Jennifer says she'd love a job. Jennifer is strapped to a big wheel and Ernesto begins throwing daggers at her!

In England Susan is worried about Stefano's spies. Susan says she really does like Edmund. She worries that Edmund could be working for Stefano. Edmund tells his mom that Susan kicked him out for some reason. Violet realizes that Edmund likes Susan and she asks Edmund to call Susan, perhaps there was a reason. Edmund wonders and calls Susan. Susan screams at Edmund to never call her again and she hangs up. Suddenly a man shows up and shows Violet a picture of Susan and the baby and asks her if she's seen them.

Stefano calls Kristen and they talk but Kristen cuts the call short when she sees Peter. Kristen hugs her brother and she tells him he looks awful. Peter tells Kristen that he needs her help, but Kristen isn't sure she can help. Suddenly Peter is hit with a jungle madness attack, but he assures Kristen he will be fine. Kristen asks what she can do and he asks her to hide him and watch Laura. Stefano and Peter hug and Stefano is glad to see him. Stefano apologizes to Peter for not being able to help him, but Peter understands. Kristen asks Stefano to please get Peter his medication, but Stefano says it can't be done until Dr Rolf recovers. Peter goes into the kitchen for some food and Stefano tells Kristen that Rolf is Peter's only hope. Peter returns and has an attack of jungle madness. Peter shoves his sister down and punches Stefano because they try to stop him from leaving.

Hope tells Franco all about how Billie once again ruined her chance to talk with Bo. Hope tells Franco that Billie knows that once Bo realizes she doesn't need him, Bo will leave her. Later, Hope and Franco argue over whether or not Billie is faking to hold onto Bo.

At the Kiriakis Mansion Billie is playing the hurt little lamb when Bo tells her that he is going to go take care of Max once and for all. Billie asks Bo not to go see Max because it could make things worse. Franco assures Billie *by phone* that the reporter he paid off won't double-cross them. Bo returns with the paper and shows it to Billie, who is relieved that she's not plastered on the cover.

Bo and Billie talk about their relationship. Billie says that Bo promised her in Rome that he would love her forever. Bo says he never should have made that promise. Bo tells Billie that he made those promises when he thought Hope was with Franco. Bo tells Billie that he wants a life with Hope. Billie then asks if Hope knows they consummated their marriage and Bo says no.

Hope visits Max in jail and asks him not to exploit Billie to the papers. Max asks Hope what she's talking about and tells her he never spoke with a reporter at the Intruder. Hope tells Max she's sorry to have bothered him.

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Thursday, January 15, 1998

Kristen wakes up on the couch with a throbbing headache. Stefano comes in and asks her if she is all right, and she says she's fine if there are three of him. She asks what happened and Stefano tells her that Peter got an attack of the jungle madness and hit her. He says he put Peter down in that handy-dandy secret room. Kristen says they had better find a way to get his medication to him before he goes crazy. Stefano gets a call from one of his men in the field and asks if he has found Susan and the baby.

Stefano's man asks Violet, the shopkeeper, if she has seen the woman and baby in the picture. Just as Violet is about to say she has, Edmund drops a shelf full of goods on the man's head. "How clumsy of me," says Edmund, with a twinkle in his eye. When the man gets up, after apologizing profusely, Edmund says that no strangers have come through their village in over 20 years, and he is sure they young lady and her baby have not been here. The man asks him how he can be sure, and Edmund says he would definitely remember a face that beautiful. Stefano's man looks at Susan's picture again and tells Edmund, "Buddy, you've been around the sheep way too long." Edmund suggests the man check in London, which is a more logical place for a person trying to hide to go. The man says he will do that and he leaves and calls Stefano, who tells him if the village is empty, he should go to Ireland or Wales, but before leaving, he decides to check out the cottage on the hill. Meanwhile, inside, Edmund tells Violet about the men trying to steal Susan's baby, and how much he cares about Susan. Violet is horrified that someone would try to take Elvis. She goes up to the cottage and tells Susan what happened, and how Edmund threw Stefano's man off the trail. Susan is overcome with gratitude and remorse for the way she treated Edmund, and Violet offers to watch Elvis while she goes to the pub to make amends. She rushes out of the cottage, unaware that Stefano's man is watching her leave. She bursts into the pub and sees Edmund, and both of them go goofy-faced immediately.

Jack holds his breath as Ernesto's knife appears to land right beside Jennifer's head. When the practice is over, Jennifer is exhilarated, but Jack tells her that it's way too dangerous and she shouldn't be doing it. Jennifer says she will do anything to be with Jack. But they're worried that Abby will give them away when talking to her new friend Adam. As if on cue, Abby comes and tells them that Adam has two names, too. While Adam explains his stage name and his real name, Jennifer manages to keep Abby from telling Adam her real name. Jack says it's lucky that the FBI don't know that Abby is traveling with them. But back in Salem, Agent Byers visits Laura and Celeste at Laura's house, where they are discussing Jack and Jennifer, and manages to get Laura to confess that Abby is traveling with her parents. He gets a call from his men in the field, who have a lead on Jack, and he tells them that Abby is definitely with them. Back at the circus, just as Jack and Jennifer have decided to leave the protection of the circus and travel on their own, Jack sees two FBI men go up to Jasper and ask if he has seen Jack Deveraux and his wife and little girl. The FBI man shows a picture, and Jack is terrified they will be caught, and disturbed to know that the FBI now knows that Abby is with them.

In Salem, Hope stands outside Kate's mansion, fuming with her knowledge that Billie planted the story with the Intruder about her drug addiction in order to make Bo come to her. Inside, Billie is gloating at the prospect of being the first to tell Hope that she and Bo made love in Rome. As Billie opens the door to go outside, she sees Hope standing in the doorway looking grim. Hope comes in and confronts Billie about her fainting (Hope thinks she faked it) and the story in the Intruder. At first, Billie tries to deny that she planted the story, but Hope tells her she talked to Max and checked the record of visitors and she knows Max didn't talk to the reporter. Hope tells Billie that any love Bo felt for her will die when he learns what she did, because Bo values honesty. Billie gets a triumphant look on her face and asks Hope if she thinks Bo has told her everything about his relationship with Billie. Hope says if not, it's because of Billie's constant interruptions. Billie, with obvious maliciousness, tells Hope that she and Bo were lovers in Rome and he pledges himself to her forever. Hope tells Billie she's pathetic, and that nothing she can do or say will separate her (Hope) and Bo any more. She is sure Billie is lying, but Billie tells her to go to the source and check. Hope leaves in disgust. Billie smiles with delight, knowing that Bo will tell Hope the truth and Hope will never take him back.

At the Horton house, Bo walks in to find Hope and tell her he wants to be with her. But he finds Franco instead, and they trade shots at each other for a while. Bo tells Franco he still doesn't trust him and is convinced he attacked Jill and killed the man on the island. Franco says that he is sick of seeing Hope get hurt. Bo says Franco won't have to worry about that any more, because Bo is getting back together with Hope as soon as he sees her. Franco leaves for Billie's house and Hope comes home to find Bo there, and they stare at each other.

Franco knocks on Billie's door, but gets no answer, so he lets himself in. He is looking around in the parlor for Billie when he spots her lying on the floor. Franco is horrified - it looks like she has fainted again.

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Friday, January 16, 1998

Jack sends Jennifer and Abby out to the car to wait for him while he edges closer to listen in on Jasper's conversation with the FBI agents. Jasper is evading their questions about whether he has seen Jack and his family when one of the agents spots Jack lurking in the shadows. They tell him to freeze, but Jack takes off running, and the agents give chase (some shoot-to-kill order!). Jack eludes them and gets to the car where Jennifer and Abby are hiding, but he can't get it started. Jasper suddenly appears and tells them to follow him. Having no choice, Jack decides to trust Jasper. Jasper disguises Abby in a clown mask and sets out decoys to confuse the agents. When the agents hear a car screech away, they assume it is Jack and give chase. Meanwhile, Jack and Jennifer explain everything to Jasper, who assures them that he believes them and will help them. After a while, his men come back and say they have given the agents the slip.

At Jennifer's house, Celeste tries to get Laura to calm down by asking her to behave as Alice Horton would - by praying instead of getting agitated. Laura is about to heed her advice when Abe and Agent Byers show up. They say they have a definite lead on Jack and are just waiting for news. Laura becomes upset all over again. Celeste suddenly has an idea about how to find Peter and leaves in a hurry. While she is gone, Bo shows up to talk to Abe. Celeste returns with a handful of photos and information about Stefano's various hideouts that she saved from her days as Stefano's associate. Together, she and Laura start to sift through the pile to see if they can figure out where Peter might be hiding.

Peter, of course, is a few miles away in the secret room of the DiMera mansion, getting progressively more distraught and disoriented by the jungle madness. Stefano tells him he can't go anywhere until he gets the medication from Dr. Rolf, who has not come out of his coma yet. Stefano takes several calls about Susan and the baby, but no one has found them. While they are talking, a servant comes and delivers a small box to Stefano. Stefano tells Peter that the device in the box will help him find Jennifer.

In England, Susan thanks Edmond for saving her and Elvis by throwing the DiMera man off their trail. Sparks start to fly between them when Edmond offers to teach Susan how to throw darts. Susan is so impressed by Edmond's skill that she cheers shrilly every time he gets near the bullseye. Edmond asks if he can take Susan for a drive in the country the following day, and Susan says she would have to bring Elvis. Edmond suggests they leave Elvis with his mother Violet, and Susan says she would love to go.

Bo tells Hope that he wants to be with her, and that he has broken it off with Billie. Bo asks if she still loves him, and Hope says, "Are you kidding?" and throws her arms around Bo. They kiss happily for a while, wondering how they ever allowed anything to come between them. Bo starts to tell Hope that he and Billie made love in Rome, but Hope shushes him and says that no matter what he has to say, it's not important as long as he loves her. While they are hugging, Bo gets a call from Abe saying that there is news on Jack's case. Bo rushes off to Jennifer's house to meet Abe. After Abe updates Bo on the case, Bo tells Abe that he and Hope are back together, and nothing can ever tear them apart again.

Meanwhile, Sami rushes in to find Franco trying to revive Billie, who has fainted. Sami calls an ambulance and they accompany Billie to the hospital. Billie revives a couple of times, but is still woozy and out of it. At the hospital, Billie wakes up to find Mike Horton checking her over. Mike says he doesn't know why she fainted, but she had better stick around for some tests. Mike suggests that they call Bo, but Billie surprises everyone by yelling, "No!" She begs them to wait. When the others are gone, Franco asks why she doesn't want Bo there, since it's the perfect opportunity to pull him away from Hope. Billie, remembering that Hope discovered her deception with the newspaper article, says that she can't face Bo if he knows the truth. Franco decides to call and find out. He reaches Hope and tells her what's happening, and she rushes down to the hospital. She tells Franco that she's afraid Billie's collapse was caused by the trauma of losing Bo. Hope tells Franco that Billie planted the story with the Intruder, using Max for a scapegoat. Franco asks if she has told Bo. Hope says she didn't, because that would be like kicking Billie when she was down. Franco pretends to be happy that Bo and Hope are back together. Hope excuses herself to go check on Billie. When she reaches the door of the room, she gets the shock of her life. Mike is with Billie telling her that she's not sick at all - she's pregnant!

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