Marlena and Belle are waiting on news from John. The doctor gives them an update and tells them that he is doing much better and they are dying to see him. The doctor tells Marlena that a gentleman called earlier inquiring about John's condition and said that he will be by later. They go in to see him and he is thrilled. John tells Marlena he loves her and they kiss. They are all anxious to head home. They fuss over him (who calls them 2 Florence Nightingales). He wants to know who was behind the shooting and how many died. Marlena changes the subject and Belle tells him how proud she is of him for saving others. They give him an update on Mimi and Greta.
Then John asks about Victor and they tell him that they don't know anything. John's food arrives and they all make fun of it. Marlena reminds him that this is a hospital, NOT a bistro. Dr. Bonnard comes by and is can tell that John is doing better. He wants to talk to Marlena alone and give her some instructions for his care once they get home. Belle jokingly asks John about her living in Paris and he asks her how to say "fat chance" in French. Belle laughs and says that now he and Brady can go to therapy together. She only wishes that he would see how good her mom is and that she only wants them to be a family again. John says that he is sure that Marlena and Brady will work out their problems eventually.
In the hallway, Marlena and the doctor talk and she thanks him for his help. Brady hobbles in and asks Dr. Bonnard about John as he and Marlena just stare at each other. Marlena tells him that if she knew he was coming she would have sent a car to the airport for him. He jumps her for not calling him and she tries to explain that Belle tried and tried to get in touch with him. He goes on and on berating her and tells her that the way he found out was the most painful...from her BOYFRIEND. As she tries to calm him down, he just keeps on. She can't understand why she even bothers to try to explain. She points out that they BOTH love John and asks if they can't find a way to communicate and work this out for his sake. He says it is hard to believe that she is a psychiatrist because she is clueless about everything.
He says that she just has this cold icy stare and cries when it is convenient for her. He says that if John knew how Marlena really felt about him, she would be long gone. She tries to reason with him but he just keeps on. He leaves to see his dad and she stops him asking if they can't come to some kind of understanding. The conversation turns even uglier and he accuses her of sleeping around. She tries to defend herself, but he brings up Sami and says what a good job of child rearing she did with her. Mar proclaims that she is proud of Sami. Then he brings up Eric and says with Eric, between his sister, mother and girlfriend, he must have thought he was hanging with Sluts, Inc. Marlena is really upset now and they are practically screaming at each other. He vows that his sister will NOT turn out like her mother...a WHORE! Marlena yells "Damn you, Bastard!" and hauls off and slaps him.
Philip and Nicole head into the hotel. He is upset, saying that this is the worst day of his life and what he must do next will be even worse. He asks how everything went so wrong.
Meanwhile, Chloe is pacing her room, wondering where Philip is and what is going on. He shows up at her door and she is glad to see him. She asks what happened and he tells her that Victor is dead...he didn't make it to the hospital. She consoles him and offers her support. He damns his mother for the way she treated Victor. She asks him why he was so upset before the coronation...did he know his dad was in danger? He sidesteps that question by saying he was upset over seeing his mother with Moroni. He asks her to hold him and they hug. She promises to always be there for him and that she really cares for him.
Meanwhile, Nicole does her part. Bo in on the phone with the hospital and has good news to report. Both Greta and John are doing better. He is worried though about Victor. He paces the floor waiting for news. He, Hope and Shawn discuss heading back home. Bo encourages Hope to go on ahead, but she vows to stay by his side. Shawn calls the hospital and talks with Mimi and reports that she is doing better as well. Nicole shows up and tells them that Victor is dead and all of them are shocked. She assures Bo that when he died, Philip was by his side.
Shawn asks how Philip is doing and says that he insists on taking care of arrangements. Bo offers his assistance, but Nicole tells him it is all taken care of. Hope asks about how Kate is taking the news and Nicole comes back with some smart remark. She apologizes for the crack and says she is sure that Kate is devastated. She informs them that she plans on staying behind and help out Philip. Hope wonders if anyone has even called and informed Brady yet.
Kate is packing, ready to get out of France. All she wants to do is get home and give the codicil to Victor's lawyer. There is a knock at the door and she opens it to find Lucas there asking for a drink. They argue, and then Lucas wants to know what they are going to do to get the tape back. He is there to help her with damage control but she tells him that they are leaving for Salem right now and they argue some more. Kate informs him that Victor is dead and Lucas is thrilled, saying that Victor Kiriakis won't have Lucas Roberts to kick around anymore. He has a celebratory drink and says that they are like that "chick from Kansas...over the rainbow."
He can't understand why Kate is down and out, until she tells she is worried about Sami. She tells him, however, now that Victor is dead, she will have the money and power to neutralize her. She tells Lucas that she can claim that the tape has been doctored and will be able to tie the case up for years in court. She vows to "squash Sami like the diseased little cockroach she is." She declares that NO ONE brings down Kate Roberts. Lucas laughs and says now that Kate is in the terminator mode he will never lose Will. She only stares at him blankly. He asks where Sami and Brandon are right now, but she doesn't know. He is afraid that Sami will try to beat them home and snatch Will. She informs him that Will isn't home...but he is safe. "Mother Knows Best" she tells him. There is a knock at the door. It's Chloe and Philip. He has something to show her. It's an urn and claims that it contains Victor's ashes.
Sami and Brandon are in a restaurant. Brandon still seems to be in s state of shock over Angela's death. Sami says it was her own (Angela's) fault for everything. If she had given up the tape sooner, none of this would have happened. Brandon scolds her and she apologizes. She is just glad that they got the tape. She admits that it was a sacrifice, but she and Brandon sacrificed as well. He is upset about loving her, but knowing all the while that she is in love with Austin. She says that whom they love is not up to them. Brandon asks where Austin is and she says "with the princess", but she isn't worried about losing him to Greta.
She changes the subject and wants to hear a little snippet of the tape, so Brandon plays it for her. She loves it and is ready to call and book their flight home. He stops her, they must take it slow, telling her that Kate and Lucas aren't just going to hand Will over. He tells her that Kate never actually confesses on the tape and that she will use her power and money to tie the case up in courts for years. Sami says that she will never give up on getting Will back. She plans on having papers drawn up and going to see Lucas while Kate is still gone. She is going to play a bit of the tape, and figures Lucas will panic and sign the papers and hand Will over. He warns her not to play their game but to be smart and take it slow. She decides she needs to call Will and whips out her cell phone. Henderson answers and informs her that Master Will isn't there. She demands to know where he is and Henderson doesn't know...Ms. Roberts made all the arrangements. Sami is furious and accuses Kate of kidnapping her son. She jumps up and vows to find Kate and "rip out that bitch's heart...if she can find it!"