Sami is taking Will to school, and decides to use him to connive Austin. She whispers in his ear as they knock on Austin's door, and Will asks Austin to walk him to school with mommy. Austin agrees, but a neighbor arrives with her little girl and offers to take Will with them. Sami quickly and proceeds to come on to a bare-chested Austin. She pushes him on the sofa, and after getting him all worked up....backs off telling him since he thinks they previously moved too fast, he should take a shower...and make it a cold one! When he returns, he wants to know more about the agreement she has w/Kate and Lucas, but she refuses, saying that though she has loved him forever, if it comes to a choice between Will and Austin, she chooses her son. Austin says he has to go to hospital to see Lucas, and Sami asks to go along, mentioning maybe she can get her old job back.
Nancy is on the phone telling Philip that Chloe has already left for school. As she sits down at the breakfast table, Craig notes the headlines in the paper saying Victor K. is still alive. Chloe comes down and joins them. She ignores Nancy, and talks only to Craig. Nancy mentions Victor being alive, Chloe not being surprised and asks if Philip had already told her. Chloe jumps on her, refusing to be nice to her, as Craig tries to make her behave. Chloe rants about Nancy forcing her into that exam, saying Nancy only wanted to satisfy her curiosity as to whether Chloe was still a virgin. Craig truly tries to make her see that her cry of rape was the reason, but Chloe goes on about Nancy not telling her who her father is. Craig says that somewhere along the line he began to think of her as HIS daughter, and wants them all to be a family. He lays down the law, and cites respect rules but Chloe just rants on, says mean things to Nancy, and leaves for school. Craig tries to convince Nancy to reveal the name of Chloe's father, but Nancy says "never"!
At the penthouse, Marlena comes downstairs, greets Brady, who is reading the newspaper. The headline surprises her, and she asks Brady about Victor. Surly Brady replies that he may have to be civil to her, but that does not include discussing his personal life. He goes round and round on the same carousel of insults. Marlena retains her cool, and just as she leaves, Chloe arrives, wanting to know where Philip is. Brady insinuates that Philip is gone on purpose, wanting to stay away from a girl who would stoop so low as to accuse him of rape.
Kate is at Lucas's bedside, telling him how she will figure something out, and will always take care of him. The doctor arrives, telling her that although Lucas has been removed from ICU, he needs a great deal of long term care, skin grafts and will have to be moved to another facility. When Kate asks "on whose dime" and asks about a state facility in Salem, the doctor informs her, to her surprise, the Kiriakis Foundation will pay the expenses.
John arrives to berate Hope for not telling him about JT. She says it is because of Bo, and asks if Marlena knows he is there. John's silence is the answer. They talk of how awkward it is about Marlena and Bo. Dr. Maxwell arrives, telling them the procedure went well, and JT can go home in half hour. Hope and John are both grateful, and hug each other, as Marlena comes upon them. She has harsh words for them both, asking Hope to keep her hands off her husband, and talking of being tired of having to put up with the problems of John's sons, mentioning briefly her morning session w/Brady. She is very angry, but holding her own, and walks off as John goes after her.
Austin briefly visits Lucas's room, and then says he has to get over to Titan. Sami begs Brenda for her job back. The nurse rants on about Sami being gone for months, but Sami pulls her "poor me, single mother" routine, and is rewarded with employment once again.
Victor arrives to a round of applause from his employees, then goes into the Board room, where he receives another round. He explains about the case of mistaken identity (he sure lies with applomb), mentions his house burning down....and a new beginning. He then announces the new President of Titan and editor in chief on Bella magazine, and opens the door to reveal Nicole......dressed in a chic black suit, with a skirt that she surely cannot sit down in...it is so short. Murmurs of surprise, as the Board gives a half-hearted weak round of applause. Two female members whisper something to the effect that most of her work will probably be on her back. The Board questions Kate's status, and ask about Philip, and Victor says Kate resigned to pursue other interests, and informs them Philip will be living with him. As they ask about Austin, and are assured he will still have his job.
Austin bursts into the room asking about Kate. Nicole takes charge, takes him out in the hall, and informs him her mother does not work here any more, and she has Kate's job. He adds "and her man", and asks if Vic realizes Kate has no where to live. She says yes he does, but he still has his job there. He tells her to take the job and shove it. She says he should not be so precipitous...and he tells her that no matter how many big words she learns, it doesn't stop her morals from being in the gutter. Kate walks in, happy to hear her son defending her, has a few words w/ Nicole, then is appalled to see her name being removed from her office door and replaced by Nicole's.
Lexie and Celeste are playing with Isaac when there is a knock at the door. She panics when she sees it is Glen and Barb, and tells Celeste to take Isaac upstairs. She opens the door, Glen and Barb bullies their way inside. They tell Lexie they know everything, and want to see Glen's son. Celeste comes downstairs and they all argue. The baby cries, and Glen starts to go upstairs, but is blocked by Lexie. Celeste joins her, then goes up to quiet the baby. Lexie kicks the two of them out of her home, and outside they decide to see a lawyer. Inside, Lexie is beside herself, and Celeste tells her this is one time it is good she has Stefano for a father, as she definitely needs him now. Lexie insists to herself that no one will ever take her son away from her, as God is her witness.
Kate packs clothes out of her office as Victor argues
with her. While arguing, Victor threatens Kate to leave
Austin and Nicole converse about Kate, as Austin defends
his mother, Nicole makes a comment about arsenic laced
in pasta (Kate did this to Sami), Austin asks her what she
is talking about and Nicole tells him to ask Kate.
Kate and Nicole have another little catfight as Kate
comes out of her office. Victor separates them and warns
Nicole about taunting Kate...it's like taunting a rattlesnake. Nicole agrees.
Austin offers Kate a place to stay but is refused since
Sami lives close by.
Belle and Shawn talk about Belle's fallout with Chloe,
Belle warns Shawn that what people say about Chloe may be
Brady drives Chloe to school as they constantly argue
about Philip. Belle notices them together and asks Brady
what he is doing with Chloe, Brady tells her to lighten
up on Chloe.
Jan and Mimi contemplate their plan to destroy Chloe,
meanwhile Shawn overhears Belle mention his name to Mimi.
Belle thinks Chloe will make a play for Shawn.
Jack and Jen start a new life for Abby, but with alot of
nagging, and fighting, Jack threatens to fight for sole
Stefano makes plans with Rolf to deal with Glen to prove
that Glen is not Isaac's father while Bo and Hope bring
J.T home from the hospital and find a frantic Lexie in their
living room. They exchange information about their
encounters with Glen and Barb, as Lexie mentions that she
is glad her father is helping her. Lexie is once again
pushing herself to think like a DiMera.
Shawn follows Chloe and they talk about Philip. He wants to know what is going on and Chloe tells him that Victor sent him away. She tells Shawn that her relationship with Philip was just a teenage crush and is now over. Jan joins Belle and Mimi and sees Shawn and Chloe and rubs it in, infuriating Belle. Jan speaks to Mimi about their plan and they laugh.
Kevin tells them that all is set in the chemistry lab and he wants his reward...a kiss from Jan. They make fun of his behavior, but Jan gives in and Mimi times the kiss (it has to be 10 sec long), and when the time is up Jan keeps kissing. After Kevin leaves, Jan is in a daze, saying it was magic. Mimi reminds her that it WAS Kevin she kissed. Belle overhears some kids talking about Chloe and then she watches Shawn and Chloe talking about Philip. Shawn does not believe Chloe about it being just a crush and tells her that he knows how Philip feels about her. As they talk, kids tease her about being a vampire and Shawn stands up for her as she storms off. He asks Belle to talk to Chloe she refuses and walks away.
There is a heavy girl, Susan Adamson, who is being picked on. A teacher stops them. Shawn and Belle argue over Chloe and he tells her he is disappointed in her attitude, she accuses him of wanting Chloe. He says that right now he likes Chloe a lot more then he likes her and walks away. In class, Philip calls Chloe on her cell phone but the teacher turns it off reminding her it's against the rules. Some guy throws something at her; she picks up a book and throws it at him, hitting him in the face, causing his nose to bleed.
Lexie shows up at the hospital, determined to be a DiMera and make sure the DNA doesn't match. She tries to distract the nurses with baby pictures and learns that the guy who picks up the lab work hasn't arrived yet. While she is there, the lab guy makes his pickup and she questions the nurses about him.
Marlena is with her secretary Kelly. Marlena is really short with her and dismisses her. She has flashbacks of John and Hope hugging and there is a knock on the door. She thinks it is Kelly but finds it is Hope. They immediately get into an argument, Hope calls her selfish and wants her to think of JT. Hope wishes it were different but Marlena says that she looked comfortable in John's arms. As they get nasty, Marlena accuses her of wanting to remember what happened and wonders if she will resist the temptation of sleeping with John again. Hope accuses her of just wanting to remain angry. As it gets heated, Hope calls her the "martyred mother." Marlena assures her that the truth will come out and lives will be destroyed. Marlena slams the door in her face and starts to cry. Hope rushes off, followed by Lexie who questions her, telling her she heard the argument. Hope doesn't want to talk about it and tells her to drop it, Lexie refuses and offers to help her but Hope says she can't talk about it with Lexie.
At the penthouse, John and Brady are meeting with Brady's lawyer about the lawsuit and she calls it a slam-dunk. She wants to settle out of court, but Brady says no. She asks him if he is out for revenge and he denies it. She is smarter than that and sees right through him and tries to talk him out of it. Marlena arrives home and overhears this part; she walks in and is accused of eavesdropping by Brady. Everyone sees that Marlena is in an ill mood, and the lawyer leaves saying they'll continue later. Marlena goes through her mail to find it already open, Brady confesses and Marlena gets madder. John tries to intercede but it gets heated.
Marlena tells Brady he needs to get a job, and he gets angry. John tries to calm them, but Marlena is sure that John will once again blame her. Brady accuses her of opening his mail and even throwing it away which Marlena denies. She then remembers finding a girly magazine in his room (when he was 12) and tossing it out. The mail that Brady opened was about a conference in New York and she informs him that she IS going and storms upstairs to pack. She cries as she packs and says that Brady is driving her out of her home and
she can't take it anymore. Downstairs, John jumps on Brady, as he innocently explains that he actually opened the letter by accident but couldn't tell her. John orders him to apologize to Marlena.
Meanwhile back at the hospital, Lexie is still working on Hope. She tells Hope that she heard enough of the argument to know that Bo isn't JT's father. Apparently BOTH she and Marlena know just who the father is, now Lexie wants to know as well.