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Monday, June 17, 2002

John bursts through the front door of Stefano's house ranting and raving. Marlena follows behind him asking him to stop. Rolf and Bart are in the secret room watching the couple on the monitor. Marlena tries to settle John down with no success. He goes tearing through the house. Roman shows up and Marlena shares her fears about John's behavior with him. John searches the house uttering threats to Stefano while he does so.
Inside the secret room, Rolf receives a call on the phone. He is visibly shocked by what he is told.
John returns to Roman and Marlena. Roman tells John that he wants to help him stop Stefano. The two men search for the hidden room. They find their way in only to discover it is empty! The only thing that remains is part of an order form for a case of port wine that is due at the end of the week...

Brandon wakes in the hotel room to find Lexie gone. He reads the note she's left him saying that she's going home to Abe and thanks Brandon for helping her. At home, Abe dozes at the desk. Lexie wakes him and he thinks he's dreaming. She assures him that she is real and asks him to listen to what she has to say before he turns her in. She tells Abe that everything she did was to keep their family intact, but now realizes that she has to move on. She starts to cry and Abe tries to hold her but she resists. Brandon enters and thinks that they are struggling. Lexie tells Brandon everything is okay and explains to Abe that she called Brandon to help her. Brandon apologizes to Abe for bursting into their house. Abe tells Lexie that it hurt to have to have her committed. She asks if he is taking her back and he tells her that although she seems better she still needs some help. She tells him to go ahead and make the call. Just before Lexie is taken back to the hospital, Rolf calls and tells Lexie not to worry because her father will see to it she gets all the help she needs... Rolf then turns to Bart and says that he will now be in charge of Lexie as he (Rolf) must leave town. Bart is ordered to wait for further instruction...

Sami is screaming as a stunned Jack says that he is not hurt. The old couple happily announces that the game is over and that they won. The whole debacle is explained as being an interactive murder mystery that Brandon had set up! Jack and Sami are not amused. Jennifer insists that she had nothing to do with this, but Jack and Sami don't believe her. Sami accuses Jen of being a tease and sending Jack mixed signals. Jennifer throws Sami's past into her face and says that Sami is so far from being a real woman that she can't understand why any man could ever have true feelings for her. Sami becomes enraged and pretty much calls Jennifer frigid! Jack tells Sami to back off so that they can pack up and get out of there. Colin heads out to wait in the car. Jen calls Brandon and tells him she's heading back to Salem. She tells him that she'd like to meet with him to discuss their relationship...

The teens rush into the hospital with an unconscious Chloe. Craig whisks her into a room. Brady is angry with Philip for not seeing the signs of Chloe's illness sooner. In the exam room, Chloe comes too. She is informed of her test results. Nancy takes her daughter into her arms and vows to help her beat the illness. Chloe asks her parents to go and tell her friends what is going on.

While waiting, Belle explains to Brady and Philip Shawn's actions regarding Jan. They are interrupted when Nancy enters and tells them of Chloe's leukemia. They are all stunned. They ask to see Chloe and are allowed, but only one at a time. Belle goes in first.

Philip corners Craig in the hall and lashes out at him (in true spoiled rich kid fashion). Philip threatens Craig's job and tries to manipulate him with Victor's influence. Craig tells Philip off and informs him that he's got excellent doctors working on Chloe. It is clear Craig is not intimidated by Victor in the least. After Craig walks off Philip calls his dad and starts to cry.

In an alley behind the hospital Brady lashes out by throwing things around. He's seen by Shawn who tells him not to distance himself from Chloe as she needs him more than ever before.

Philip goes to see Chloe and tells her that Victor will pay for the best doctors for her. She refuses the offer saying that she trusts Craig and his staff. Chloe also returns the necklace Philip gave her and asks him to hold on to it for her. Brady then enters and Chloe asks to be alone with him. They hold hands and Brady tells jokes in order to lift her spirits. Craig and Nancy arrive to take her to her first treatment. On the way they pass by the teens. Chloe thanks all her friends for being supportive. As she's wheeled away, she glances back...



Tuesday, June 18, 2002

John talks with Marlena about the change that came over him yesterday. He suddenly snaps back into his "military" mode and leaves, waking Belle as he does. Belle confides to Marlena that Shawn didn't sleep with Jan. Belle stops by Brady's loft to see the computer message though Brady discovers it's gone from his PC. After Belle leaves, Isabella's spirit appears in the room though Brady can't see it. As Chloe feels the effects after her first chemotherapy treatment, Craig advises Nancy that she may need a bone marrow transplant. Craig then asks her to reveal who Chloe's father is so they can start the search for half-brothers and sisters in hopes of finding a donor.

Wednesday, June 19, 2002

Abe is shocked to hear Dr. Dellman has approved Lexie's release from the psych ward. Lexie explains that she still intends to sue the hospital and has decided to live at the Salem Inn for awhile. Lexie denies it when Abe guesses she's being controlled by Stefano. He's hurt when he watches Lexie thanking Brandon for his support. A worried Brandon advises Abe that he urged Lexie not to sue the hospital. Bart pays off Dellman for releasing Lexie and then advises Lexie about Rolf leaving town. Jennifer confides in Alice about the terrible time she had at the romantic lodge with Brandon and admits that she made a mistake in trying to play Colin and Jack against Brandon.

Thursday, June 20, 2002

Jack tells Sami he is moving on from Jennifer and to prove it he kisses her passionately! Sami returns the favor with a slap in the face, all while Jennifer stares in amazement. Jennifer wants to know what's up and Jack lets her know that he has finally got the message and is moving on. Sami notices Jennifer's unusually bad mood and asks her if she had a fight with Brandon. Jennifer tells them both that She and Brandon have broken up. Sami and Jennifer exchange mean words and then Sami leaves happy. She is off to reclaim Brandon. Later, Jack goes into Jennifer's office to confront her with all his honest feelings. He tells Jennifer that he is no longer going to be chasing after her and lets her know he will be dating other women. Jack tells her that he kissed Sami earlier because he wanted to kiss her, not for a show. Jack honestly spills his heart and reflects on the things he has done to get her back. He tells Jennifer that he cannot pursue her anymore if she continues to pursue other men. Jennifer gets very teary eyed. Jack lets Jennifer know that he still wants a life with her and Abby but she will have to come to him, and hopefully before he finds someone else. Jennifer realizes that Jack has been totally honest about his feelings for once and that she needs to be honest too. She admits to playing games with Jack but did not plan on it. Jennifer is stumped by all the honesty and is very emotional. Later Jennifer gives Jack his next news story and tells him to be careful. Jack needs to finds out where Stefano is for his story.

At the police station, Abe tells Roman about Lexie's release from the mental ward. Meanwhile Brandon shows up at the DiMera mansion to find out what Lexie is up to. Then John shows up demanding to know when Stefano is returning to Salem and what Lexie is up to now. Lexie says she is only at the mansion to collect her things and leave. John expresses his dislike for Lexie and Stefano and then Brandon asks him to leave. After John leaves, Brandon tells Lexie he knows she was lying to John and gets her to admit that Stefano is coming back soon. So he tells Lexie to pack her stuff and he's getting her out of there. Bart is in the secret room watching Lexie on hidden camera and gets a phone call from "the boss." Bart says Salem is going to get rocked tonight. Sami goes to the police station and overhears Abe on the phone saying that Lexie was just seen checking into the Salem Inn with Brandon, so she Rushes out to stop whatever might be going on. Back at the Salem Inn, Brandon is getting frustrated with Lexi and her plans. Brandon tells her that Abe is not the right guy for her. Sami shows up at the Inn looking for Brandon, then a messenger shows up at Lexie's hotel room with a package from Stefano and Sami hears their voices and knows what room they are in. Lexi is excited by the note in the package and tells Brandon that Stefano is coming back tonight!

John is at the police station talking with Abe and Roman about being part of the group that is tracking Stefano. John reminds them that he is throwing a surprise anniversary party for Marlena tonight at the Penthouse Grill and that it might be a target for DiMera.

Colin meets Nicole at the Brady Pub and they make dinner plans for the Penthouse Grill. Colin talks to his uncle Shawn and tells him to contact Bo and Hope to tell them not to come back to Salem because it won't be safe. Colin got news that there is movement in the DiMera circle and something BIG is going to go down. But Bo and Hope are already on their way home. A mystery man is lurking outside the Brady Pub keeping an eye on Colin and the Bradys.

Friday, June 21, 2002

Belle, Brady and Mimi arrive at the hospital to visit Chloe. Brady offers to skip his parents' anniversary party in order to keep her company, but Chloe insists he go to the party. Brady presents Chloe with a CD player and some CDs he's made for her. Belle and Mimi leave so that Brady and Chloe can be alone. Brady gives Chloe a little pep talk and once the girls return, Brady and Belle leave for the party. Mimi stays with Chloe to keep her company a while longer. They spend time together watching movies and bonding.

Craig and Nancy call the hospital to check on Chloe's condition and find out the prognosis of her treatment. They are told that the first round of chemotherapy will push her into remission but she will need a bone marrow transplant if she's to have any chance of survival. Craig and Nancy also find out that the results of their tests indicate that neither one is a match for Chloe. Craig gently tells Nancy that they need to find Chloe's father ( and find out if he has any other children who could be potential donors) if they are to save Chloe. Naturally this upsets Nancy and she recalls the circumstances of the rape by a family friend ( a doctor that Nancy's father worked with) that led to the conception of Chloe. Craig gently coaxes his wife to tell him the man's name. A very scared Nancy tells Craig that Dr. Fredrick Sykes is Chloe's father. Craig reaches for the phone telling Nancy that he's going to find Dr. Sykes and see if he can help Chloe and then he's going to kill him for what he did to Nancy...

John and Caprice try to keep the anniversary party a surprise from Marlena, but she overhears them talking. When Marlena questions them, John reveals that he'd like to take her to dinner. As much as Marlena wants to go she doesn't want to leave Caprice out, so John says he'll change the reservations to include her.

At the police station Jack shows up in Abe's office and is promptly thrown out by Abe. Sami, who is there with her dad, blurts out to Abe that Lexie is at the Salem Inn "shacked up" with Brandon. Abe angrily informs her that he's well aware of his wife's actions. Abe summons Roman into his office and shuts the door. Jack smells a story and tries to get info from Sami, but she won't tell him anything. He asks her to take him to the anniversary party as her date but she refuses that too.
Inside the office Abe updates Roman on Lexie and the return of Stefano. They agree to meet at the party.

Jen sees Bo and Hope at the pub. Colin also arrives and tells the couple that they made a huge mistake in coming home so soon. This irks Bo who basically tells Colin to mind his own business. Colin warns that Stefano is on his way back, but the Brady's say that they are going on with their lives and that they've survived Stefano many times before. Colin leaves. After Jennifer helps Bo and Hope pack up some things including the bugged Jack in the box, Jack arrives. He updates Jennifer on the Stefano story. She tells him they Brady's are aware of Stefano's return too. The two make plans to meet at the party and get the scoop on the story.

Lexie receives a note which she assumes is from her father. It says that she is to be at the Penthouse Grill. Celeste insists on going with her, as does Brandon.

Everyone begins to arrive at the Penthouse Grill for the party and the arrival of the mystery guest. Abe and Bo discuss Colin and his possible link to Stefano. Bo makes it clear that he does not trust Colin.

John and Marlena arrive and Marlena is very happily surprised by the sight of all her friends and family gathered there.

A mystery man hails a cab and heads for the Penthouse Grill...

Nicole is very suspicious as to why Colin took her to the Penthouse Grill that particular evening. He turns on the charm and lays it on thick, but it's not working.

Upon Lexie's arrival, the crowd hesitates; everyone wonders what she's up to and if she's truly expecting her father. Abe confronts her but Celeste defends her daughter and they enter the dining room. Lexie is very excited about her father's return.

At the party Caprice is startled to spot Celeste. It is so upsetting that Caprice makes an excuse to leave early.

Kate gives Sami a letter from Austin that mentions Sami. Sami reads it and finds that Austin has nothing good to say about her. Brandon sees that Sami is hurt, but stops himself from going over to her.

As Roman arrives with several police officers, Colin makes a call telling the person on the other end "the timing is perfect" and that he'll call back "when he makes contact." Nicole suspects that he knows more about Lexie's expected guest than he's letting on.
Roman announces that there is a fire in the kitchen and evacuates the restaurant. Everyone scurries around in order to find their loved ones. Soon it seems there is only Stefano's enemies (and Lexie)left in the room.
A man steps off the elevator and enters the dining room. Much to everyone's shock and horror it is revealed that it's Tony DiMera!!!!!



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