Offering to help a down-in-the-dumps Mimi build some self-confidence, Shawn gets down on one knee in a Parisian cafe and says a few words in French before giving her a kiss. Belle stares in disbelief. Kate and Lily arrive for the coronation and secretly watch Greta and Austin having fun together. Kate finally steps forward and surprises her son while Greta is thrilled to see Lily with her. As Lily describes the flight over with the strange mix of passengers, both agree that Austin is the best choice as her date for the coronation. Greta finally confesses to Lily that she's in love with Austin. Meanwhile, an angry Charles vows to kill Greta because of the way he's been treated after years of service. Kate updates Austin about Sami and how little time she's been spending with Will. Kate guesses that Austin's falling in love with Greta but he denies it. When Philip arrives, Victor explains that he and Kate will not be getting married. He tells him everything that Kate has done and then shows him the codicil Kate tricked him into signing. Brandon runs into his sister at a cafe and updates her on marrying Angela. He admits that he's actually in love with Sami but she warns him about associating with such a liar. Meanwhile, Angela confronts her father and asks for the tape. When he refuses, Sami steps out and points a gun at him, demanding the tape or she'll kill him.
Lily offers to help Greta win Austin's love. Meanwhile, Kate presses Austin to admit he loves Greta and suggests that he pop the question to her before the coronation. Lily spots Charles and orders him to get out. He claims he's there to apologize but Lily won't hear it and kicks him out. As Greta and Austin leave, a gun-toting Charles returns and vows to make Greta pay for firing him. Though Victor explains how Kate tricked him into signing the codicil, Philip still hopes that he'll marry his mother. After Philip leaves, Victor updates Nicole and thanks her for refusing the million dollars he offered her to leave town. She advises him about Kate and Vincent which makes Victor realize that the mobster probably has a hit ordered on him. He decides to confront Kate at Vincent's but Nicole stops him. Vincent calls Sami's bluff and takes the gun from her. Sami collapses in tears and pleads with him to help her get her son from Lucas and Kate. Vincent offers to help her but insists that his family must come first. When Kate returns, Vincent sends Sami out and starts kissing Kate passionately. Mimi asks Belle to help her convince Shawn to ask her out. Belle, Mimi and Shawn find Philip upset and he reports that his parents are splitting up. Sami gives Philip Vincent's address and urges him to find his mother there. At the house, Philip enters and is shocked to find his mother with a half-naked Vincent.
Jen is job hunting through newspaper ads, as Alice questions why she does not return to being a reporter. Jen explains that she no longer can just pick up and go, as one must do. She has Abby to consider, and talks of how she misses her job in Ireland, which was perfect, since she lived upstairs over the pub and all. Alice asks about the man Jen followed there, but Jen declines to talk of him. Jen tells her how she feels her life is out of control, and Alice replies she should not use Abby as an excuse for not living her life. Gran tells her about being invited to the coronation, and being unable to go, but suggests Jen go in her place. Jen mentions she does not even know Greta, but Gran says she would understand. Jen finally caves in and agrees to go, citing how good Alice is at "Gramma guilt." Abby comes in and tells Jen that tomorrow is Father's day at school. Her mother says lots of Daddy's will probably not be able to come, so not to worry, but Abby says, at least those kids will know why. Abby leaves, and Gran asks Jen is she has heard from Jack. Jen says no, she has been avoiding him, but he has called Mom and she would not tell Jack where Jen was. Jen goes upstairs to pack some clothes, and Alice quickly calls her son, Bill Horton. She brushes aside his "catch up" talk, and asks for Jack's phone number.
Brady is mouthing off to a woman about Marlena being the cause of him being in the wheelchair, and she replies that "wicked stepmother" is an old cliche. She turns out to be his lawyer, Miss Reese, and Brady continues ranting about Roman, Marlena and wanting to sue the Salem PD. She tells him that his case is a "slam dunk", and no problem. He talks about his mother, Isabella, his dad and Marlena, Roman, and really is on a big time rant. He informs her that there is more to this story than even Stephen King could imagine, and proceeds to give her a "once upon a time there was a guy named Roman Brady.".....story. When he is done, he says he wants Marlena destroyed, and when it comes to Roman, he wants her to know he just does not want a monetary settlement.
Fayeis pouring coffee for Abe & Roman, who are discussing Brady's lawsuit and why it has not been filed. They argue about Marlena, but Roman admits still loving her, and claims he was hoping that Doc would see how much she needed him and go back to him. False hopes, as it turned out. Fayehas gone to the next table where Hattie is sitting, covered with a kerchief and sunglasses. Hattie is watching Roman and getting upset. She tells Fayeshe soon will begin to remove her layers and surprise everyone. She gets more upset hearing Roman go on about Marlena, and abruptly gets up and leaves. Outside, she sits down on a bench, removes the scarf and sunglasses and cries. She gets out her phone and makes a call.
Dr. Rolf, better known as the mad scientist, is presiding over a giant vat of acid, stirring it with a huge utensil. He is disposing of Marlo's bones, and Bart hands him the last one. As Rolf gleefully stirs, Bart sings .."them bones, them bones, them thigh bones." With their task completed, they decide to celebrate by opening a bottle of Stef's finest champagne. Rolf asks Bart if he ever yearns for something more, and Bart replies he looks forward to the new fall TV schedule! Says he is very happy with his life., has a room here at the mansion, big TV. Rolf asks if he does not want love, and Bart gets flustered, talking about how it must be his aftershave and Rolf cannot have his body! Rolf roars back that is not what he meant, and confesses he sometimes longs for someone. Rolf begins to hint of doing away with Stefano, and Bart is shocked, saying that Rolf cannot mean he wants to dispose of Stefano in the vat of acid. Bart then talks of not understanding about the baby switch and the WHY of it and asks why Stefano hates the Bradys so much. Rolf says it all goes back a long time ago in Ireland. Bart persists, and Rolf says well, "the Bradys were responsible for the deaths of people very close to Stefano." The phone rings and it is Hattie calling Dr. Steiner. She is in tears, and Rolf tries to calm her down. She insists she wants the rest of the plastic surgery immediately, that it is an emergency, and she wants it now. She says Marlena is so mean, that she has got to look exactly like her right away. They agree to get together soon.
Lexie and Stefano argue heatedly about her being there with him, and how her friends are looking at the situation. She is very unhappy and wants to go back home, making a call for reservations on next plane back. Stef stops her, telling her she must go to the coronation, and rhapsodize about Paris and how much she feels at home there. He continues on how she must hint at Abe retiring and perhaps they will live in Paris permanently. Lexie balks at this, but Stef begins painting a scenario of Marlo's body being identified, her family coming to claim Isaac, and insists she realize how much of a DiMera she really is. Lexie finally agrees to do anything to keep her baby.
John & Marlena arrive 1/2 hour early for dinner, and talk of waiting for Bo & Hope to arrive. They get a bit romantic, but then John tells Marlena of the suit Brady is bringing on the Salem PD. She is upset, especially when she realizes the attorney is Cameron Reese, the crackerjack lawyer John hired away from a firm in New York. She becomes even more upset at how their relationship is going to suffer since John is siding with Brady, and John explains how he promised Isabella to always take care of their boy. Marlena wants to know just how much is she supposed to take, citing the knowledge of John fathering a child by another woman.
Bo & Hope are getting ready to leave for dinner, and Hope has uneasy feelings about being in Paris, which was Princess Gina's home. He mentions JT, and Hope tells him that as far as the father of JT goes, for her it is Bo and she does not want to know any more than that. They embrace, and Bo tells her the past as Gina is over, and the two of them will now make new memories. Bo and Hope join John and Marlena outside the restaurant, exchange a few pleasantries, and Hope hears music. Marlena says it is coming from the open restaurant window, and Hope remarks how familiar it sounds. She turns around and says "I've been on this corner before, and listening to that music."
Angela announces to Sami and Brandon that a hit is planned for the coronation. Sami quickly guesses Victor's the target. A stunned Philip stares at his mother with Vincent. Vincent orders the "stupid" kid to get out but Kate tries to apologize as he runs off. After she gets dressed, Kate realizes how hurt her son would be by Victor's death and decides the hit should be canceled. After making love to Nicole, Victor listens as she suggests he get even with Kate by getting his hands on the elusive audio tape and putting Kate and her son behind bars. A devastated Philip looks for Chloe. Hope remembers dancing on the Paris street corner with Bo and the two celebrate their love. They agree that J.T. will be in their lives forever. Inside the restaurant, John and Marlena spot Stefano with Lexie but choose not to leave. Marlena denies to John that she's in love with Roman. She does confide she's jealous of the way John thinks of J.T. Marlena then suggests that Brady move in with Victor but he won't hear it. Bo and Hope arrive and when they talk endlessly about J.T., John struggles to keep calm. Hope tempers him by mentioning that J.T. doesn't have fetal alcohol syndrome. Chloe enters and joins Stefano and Lexie as she talks about opera with Stefano. Leaving for the opera building, Chloe runs into Philip who asks to see her.
I Changed My Mind...
Angela and her Papa argue and she storms out of the house to find Brandon. Vincent whines to Kate as they talk about how their children hurt them and vice-versa. Kate talks about how all this started and how one lie lead to another. She says in the beginning it all started out so she could protect her son, Lucas. She gives him the life history of Lucas, of how he met Sami and it lead to Will. (sorry, it's a long soliloquy and I don't want to recant it here...besides we ALL know the story). She talks about how Sami lied about Will's paternity and schemed to keep him and Lucas apart. She admits that she pushed Lucas to gain sole custody even though Sami is a decent mother (I almost fell out of my chair...a compliment towards Sami???) She admits that she should have stayed out of all of it (no arguments here). She just didn't want Will to be without his father...and NOW she doesn't want that for Philip either...Victor must NOT die. Vincent tells her that it's too late to call off the hit. Sal arrives and (privately) tells Vincent that he overheard Sami and Brandon talking and realized that they are in love (see below). Vincent is furious and tells him to whack them both (hmmm....that brings Moroni's count up to 3 now). After Sal leaves, Kate pleads for Victor's life but he still refuses. Their discussion takes a nasty turn as they first have a shoving match and then he grabs her by the face and threatens her. Kate tells him that she guesses it is out of her control and he tells her to just be sure to keep her mouth shut. To herself, she says "whatever you say Vincent." (I think she will try to warn Victor).
Madeline the Gypsy
Austin, Greta and Ingrid have all been shopping and stop by a restaurant. They are unaware that they are being followed by Charles and a strange lady named Madeline (a gypsy). Madeline warns him about the dangers but he reminds her what he is paying her to do as he spies on Austin and Greta. Angela shows up looking for Brandon, but the waiters hasn't seen him so she leaves. Ingrid gives Austin and Greta last minute instructions about the coronation, then excuses herself to return to the planning. From the bushes, Madeline tries to call off the plan and give Charles his money back, but he refuses. As Austin and Greta talk, Madeline walks by and pretends to be ill. Austin offers her a seat and she introduces herself as a gypsy, so Greta wants to know their futures. She begins by reading Austin's palm and seems to know all about Sami (the fair haired, blue eyed one) and about all her wrong-doings and deceptions. From his hiding place, Charles is furious over this silliness and wants her to get on with what he paid her for. Madeline tells Austin to stop making excuses for theis woman and that she is nothing but trouble. He is best to stay away from her. She turns to Greta and starts talking about how she wronged an old man and destroyed his life. Greta realizes she is talking about Charles and realizes that she was too harsh on him and vows to make it right. Austin sees Charles hiding in the bushes and drags him over to the table...BUSTED! They realize it was all a scam as Madeline makes fast tracks to get away. Austin warns him to stay away from Greta but Charles threatens her before he leaves.
Sami and Brandon
Sami and Brandon are at the palace(?) pretending to be tourists. They find the guest list and learn that one of the guests (Madame DeWitt) is ill and will not be attending. They decide that Sami will attend the coronation disguised as Mdme DeWitt. Sal Moroni's hit man is following them and overhears them talking as Brandon professes his love for Sami and can't wait to inform "the boss." Sami and Brandon find a picture of Mdme DeWitt on the computer and print it out. Sami thinks she will be able to fool everyone. Sami tells Brandon that they must warn Victor. Angela shows up at the palace looking for them. Sami decides that she must call will RIGHT NOW and whips out her cell phone. Will answers the phone and informs her that "daddy" is asleep on the couch and can't wake up...he thinks maybe he had too much candy (ROFL). Sami is sure that Lucas is drunk and passed out and Will is alone and this infuriates her. Henderson takes over the phone and assures Sami that he is looking out for Will. He does admit that perhaps Lucas has "fallen off the wagon" and get this...Sami wants him to take pictures of Lucas! Of course, he refuses and hangs up on her. (You go, Henderson! Don't let her push YOU around). Sami pulls out her gun and vows to take care of Lucas (from Paris?...I think she just likes handling that thing). Brandon calms her down and they go back to pretending to be tourists, taking pictures. Brandon stops and stars at her and again professes his love. She tells him that she love Austin and must follow her heart.
Later, Sal meets up with one of his cronies to enlist his help. He says that 3 hits at once may be too many for him to handle, so Sal will take out Sami and Brandon and wants this guy to hit Victor. They decide that it will go down during the crowning moments of the coronation when the music is at its loudest and all eyes are on Greta. Angela overhears all of this and takes off to find and warn Brandon and Sami.
Philip Spills His Guts to Chloe
If any of you enjoy Jay Johnson's (Philip) performance today, you will also enjoy it tomorrow. He seems to be the teen actor that emerging as a true talent, IMO. He and Chloe wander the streets as she begs him to tell her what is wrong. He is reluctant to share with her and instead asks if she cares for him. Of course she does and tells him that he is like all the heros of her favorite operas rolled into one (ahhh). He confides that everything that he has believed in has turned into a lie and asks her if he can count on her. Does she have feelings for anyone else? (You can almost FEEL his insecurity here. Could you just IMAGINE all that he is feeling after all he has learned?). She swears that he is the only one that she wants. He talks about how he is happy they are taking it slow and how he hasn't pressured her or offended her which would result in her pushing him away. She asks where this is all coming from, but he just wants to hold her right now. He kisses her and tells her that he loves her and asks her to walk with him. She tells him he may not know much about opera, but he has the soul of a poet and assures him that she would walk ANYWHERE with him. They find a bench and sit and he finally decides to confide in her and tells her what happened with his mom. She is shocked, to say the least, and understands now why he is so upset. She assures him that she will never tell anyone what he shared with her as she just hugs and consoles him on the park bench.
Victor & Nicole Devise their Own Plan
Earlier, Brandon had called Nicole and confirmed the hit planned for Victor and they work on a plan to save Victor's life. She tells Victor and he is shocked to learn that Kate is actually going through with it. He swears that there is no way he will go near that coronation. As she tries to change his mind, he asks (sarcastically) if she just wants him to paint a target on his back. She explains that she has a plan and goes on to explain (of course, we don't hear it). Victor tells Nicole if they can pull this off, Kate will never recover. They celebrate the plan and look forward to Kate and Moroni being squashed like bugs. She cautions him that it will be dangerous, but he is not frightened. They end up kissing. And Nicole says that Kate Roberts will regret the day that she ever messed with Victor Kiriakis as they make a toast to sweet revenge...the credits roll.