Jennifer: Wait until I find out what he is up to this time. And you believed him?
Greta: Oh, no. Not you, too. You know, sometimes Jack is in such denial about this, also.
Jennifer: Greta, that's because he is lying. Jack Deveraux is emphatically not gay.
Greta: He's not lying. Jack would never, ever lie about something so serious, Jennifer.
Jennifer: Greta, are you saying that you know Jack better than I do?
Greta: No, no, but, I mean, how could he? Why would he?
Jennifer: Oh, yes, the old "how could he, why would he" puzzlement. Let me try to enlighten you about Jack Deveraux. He could and he would because it works for him. And if he makes a fool out of you, who cares? If you want to be involved with Jack, you have to put little old Greta aside, because life becomes all Jack Deveraux all the time. Take it or leave it.
Jack: Well, what do you know? A majority of teenagers in the U.S. use the internet, but not to buy things.
Jack: "Of the $155 billion that is spent annually by students in the U.S., $1 billion is spent in on-line purchases."
Abby: Daddy, you know I donít care about this on-line purchase stuff or whatever.
Jack: Sorry to bore you.
Abby: You're trying to get distracted, arenít you? That's why you donít talk to me.
Jack: Oh, no, no, no. I'll talk. Let's talk. Please, let's talk. Pick a topic, any topic. We'll stay away from the internet, of course.
Abby: Hmm. Okay. I've got it. How about the topic is mommy and Princess Greta, and how come they're not home yet?
Jack: Ha ha. Reading my mind, are we, little miss psychic girl?
Abby: Daddy, I know you're worried, but donít be. All they're doing is talking and having fun.
Jack: Mm, yes. I'm sure they are.
Abby: Mommy needs a nice friend like Greta. That's why I'm glad she moved in with us.
Jack: And I think you need some more sprinkles on that ice cream.
Abby: But you're not, are you? You're not at all happy that Greta's living with us.
[Knock on door]
Nancy: Chloe, honey?
Nancy: Chloe? Oh, my God. Craig! Get up here right now!
Nancy: Craig! Chloe.
Craig: Chloe? Sweetheart? Sweetheart? Hey, hey. Come here, sweetheart.
Chloe: Nancy, what's --
Nancy: Oh, thank God.
Chloe: Why are you calling my name?
Nancy: Sweetheart, you passed out, and your nose is bleeding again.
Craig: Maybe we should get you to the hospital and get you some tests.
Chloe: No. Nothing's wrong with me. Just leave me alone. Just go, okay?
Nancy: No, it is not okay, Chloe, and we are not leaving.
Jan: Shawn... what you just said... I canít believe it.
Shawn D.: I meant it. If you have this baby, I will say that I am the father.
Shawn D.: We saw the ultrasound together. Didnít that make it real for you? It did for me.
Jan: No. No, he's not at all real.
Shawn D.: You said "he."
Jan: So what?
Shawn D.: That's the second time that you're going to say it -- it's finally getting to you that there's a child inside of you, Jan -- a living child.
Kate: Okay, sweetie. Okay, we're going to talk to your daddy, okay? Let's say hi to your daddy.
Will: Hi, Daddy.
Kate: That's right. That's right. That's right, sweetie. Okay, let him hear your voice. Tell him who's here.
Will: It's me, Daddy -- Will. Wake up.
Kate: That's right, honey.
Lucas: Will... Will...
Kate: [Gasps] Oh, dear God. Dear God, this is a miracle. Sweetie, keep talking to him, okay? Why donít you tell him how much you miss him?
Will: I miss you, Daddy.
Kate: That's right. That's right, sweetie.
Austin: Come on, Lucas. You can do it. You can do it.
Kate: Oh. He's waking up. Oh, my son is coming back to me. It's your daddy. Oh, he's coming back to us.
Jack: Having Greta live with us is just a -- it's a little bit awkward, that's all.
Jack: Well, I mean, it's -- it certainly isnít because she's not a lovely person. Well, she certainly is. It's -- it's just that, you know, when she's around, I have to be on my best behavior, whereas when it's just you and me and -- and mommy, I can just go around being my usual rotten, annoying self around the clock.
Abby: You never annoy me, Daddy.
Jack: Well, you're just being polite.
Abby: You know I'm not. And mommy -- well, she likes being with you, too, especially lately.
Jack: Really? I hope you're right, Abigail.
Abby: So I've been wondering -- when are you and mommy going to get married again?
Jack: I donít know, sweetheart. I've been working on it very hard, around the clock. I wonder -- maybe it would help out if you started working on it with me.
Abby: Okay, sure. What do we do?
Jack: Well, you could -- you could just give her a little hint every now and then -- nothing too obvious, mind you, just like, "gee, daddy is such a wonderful guy, and he loves us so much. So when are those wedding bells going to chime, huh, mommy?"
Abby: Like, that is totally obvious.
Jack: Okay, I'll just leave it up to you, since you're obviously the hint expert, the Hintmeister of Salem.
Abby: Donít worry, Daddy. I can be just as shrewd and calculating as you.
Greta: If you only knew how difficult this has been -- I mean, for Jack to hide his sexuality from the world. Do you have any idea how frustrating this has been for him?
Jennifer: To hide his --
Greta: Yes, I have told him over and over again that he shouldnít hide. You know, he needs to be proud of who he is. He just canít seem to come to terms with it.
Jennifer: Greta, did you not hear what I said before? Jack has nothing to come to terms with except that he's missing a conscience. Now look at me. Listen to me. You have been duped by the master. My husband -- my ex-husband -- is not gay.
Greta: I-I know this is really difficult for you to accept, Jennifer.
Jennifer: Oh, Greta! I have known Jack for more than 10 years. We were married. We have a child. I can tell you with utmost certainty -- and although I'm not inclined to talk about private things like that because I'm a private person, but seeing as you're so deluded -- getting back to my point, I can assure you that Jack thoroughly enjoys sex with women. I mean -- with this woman, I mean. You know, I hate that we have to have this conversation, and I hate it that Jack has put us in the position of having it.
Greta: Jennifer, you just -- you donít understand, you know? I have read a lot of books and a lot of magazine articles on sexual orientation, and apparently, gay women -- some gay women -- and gay men are able to be --
Jennifer: No! No, no, no, no! Donít -- donít even say it. I know what you're going to say, and I'm not interested. Besides which, I happen to know that my Jack -- my ex-Jack -- only swings from one side of the batter's box, okay? An expression that I heard a long time ago and never thought in a million years I would actually have an opportunity to use. Why are you looking at me like that?
Greta: Because now I understand why Jack didnít want to tell you the truth -- because you canít accept it. You canít accept him for who he really is.
Jan: It doesnít matter what I believe, Shawn. If I donít end this pregnancy, my whole life is going to be destroyed. Canít you see that?
Shawn D.: Listen to me. You said you didnít want to have this baby because you didnít want your -- your parents or anyone else to know that you were raped.
Jan: Would you keep your voice down?
Shawn D.: Since I'm going to say that I'm the father, then you can give the baby up for adoption if that's what you want, but I am begging you, please -- you have to at least think about this a little more. Just take some time to think, okay?
Woman: Miss Spears? Hi. We're ready to begin the procedure, if you'll just come with me.
Craig: Well, blood pressure and pulse is normal, as I suspected.
Chloe: I told you, I'm fine. I'm just a little bit tired, and so I had a little nosebleed. Big deal.
Nancy: Craig, what could have caused this?
Craig: Well, sweetie, it could be, uh... any number of things, really. Um, it's cold out. The air's dry. Broken capillary. Here. Here's a fresh Kleenex.
Chloe: Thank you.
Nancy: Chloe, I want you to go to the hospital tomorrow and have a complete physical examination.
Chloe: I just had a physical before the school year started. Look, Nancy, I'm 17 years old and perfectly healthy, so stop freaking out about this.
Nancy: All right, I'll leave you alone.
Chloe: Thank you.
Nancy: On one condition. You tell me why Philip was with you tonight.
Kate: Oh, doctor, it's a miracle, isnít it?
Dr. Adams: It's pretty close to one. Your son was making very little progress up until this point, and now it's truly remarkable. Young man, you have done a wonderful job on getting through to your father, but, you know, I think saying your name took a lot out of him, and he needs to rest a little bit now, so why donít you step outside for a little bit with your uncle and your mommy?
Sami: Come on, Will, let's take a break, huh? Get you some ice cream.
Austin: Good job, Will.
Austin: Jane, excuse me.
Jane: Hi there, Will. How is it going with your daddy?
Austin: Very, very, very well. Uh, we were wondering, um... could you take Will down to the cafeteria and get him some ice cream? Doctor's orders.
Jane: Oh. Sure. I'm on my break anyway. Be happy to.
Austin: Thank you.
Jane: Come on, big fella. Hmm? There you go.
Austin: All right, champ. We'll see you in a little while.
Austin: Okay, I know that we've had our disagreements since we've been here, and it's been very emotional, and everyone's been on the edge. I mean, I know- I know I have, and, uh... if I've been impatient with you, I want to say I'm sorry. It means a lot to me to see my brother improving after all these months, and, okay, what I'm trying to say is that even though you were resisting this whole trip and wanted to cut it short, it doesnít take away from the fact that you're the reason why it happened, and for that, I am profoundly thankful.
Sami: You are?
Austin: Look, the bottom line is, after, uh, you know, all the worrying and angst about this visit... the trip -- I mean, huge success. Will got through to Lucas, and, Sami, it wouldnít have happened if -- if you didnít allow will to come here. Well, I just want to thank you.
Jennifer: Greta, if you're saying that I am prejudiced, you are so far off, all right? I could not care less what someone's sexual orientation is. I donít care if someone's gay. I donít care if they're straight. It doesnít matter to me at all, but it doesnít change the fact that Jack is not a homosexual.
Greta: We are not talking about any person. We are talking about your ex-husband. I mean, in learning that he is gay, it's very different than having a gay friend. I mean, Jennifer, how can you be objective about this?
Jennifer: You are not listening to me. You're -- you're not hearing a word I'm saying.
Greta: Okay, shh, come on. Calm down, please. Shh.
Jennifer: You're just -- you're not getting it.
Greta: No, Jennifer, you're not getting it.
Jennifer: What is that supposed to -- you just hold it right there. I could get it if I wanted it. I donít.
Greta: Get what?
Jennifer: Oh, please. You know what you were just talking about.
Greta: Wait, you thought I meant it, like "get it," like "it" meaning sex?
Jennifer: Didnít you mean that? I mean, werenít you insinuating that I couldnít get Jack to make love to me when the truth is all I would have to do is say the word, and I'm pretty sure he would jump right into bed with me?
Greta: Trust me, Jennifer, that is never going to happen.
Jennifer: Oh, no? Why? I mean, are you telling me that you've already tried?
Greta: Look, if Jack were interested in women, then -- you know what? Forget it.
Jennifer: Oh, my gosh. I know why Jack told you he's -- oh, it's all starting to make sense.
Greta: Jack told me because he knows that I care about him and that I support him and I want him to be happy. I mean, that's the reason I fixed him up on a blind date.
Jennifer: Really? You -- you fixed Jack up with another guy?
Greta: Yes. He was very charming and witty and interesting.
Jennifer: Mm, and let me guess -- Jack was very angry, had no interest in this charming, witty person, and told you, "Princess, donít ever pull anything like that again."
Greta: How'd you know that?
Jennifer: Greta, the coffee is boiling over. Will you just wake up and smell it? I'll say it in pig Latin -- ack-Jay is not gay.
Greta: I know this is really difficult for you because you havenít, you know, had the chance to educate yourself about gays, but I've -- well, like I said, done a lot of reading in books and magazine articles, and I have watched tons of TV shows on cable, and the reason that Jack was not interested in the guy that I set him up with was because, well, he's not ready to come out of the closet, you know, quite yet. I mean, he's just -- well, he's not ready, plain and simple.
Jennifer: Oh. Is that what he told you? He told you he's not ready?
Greta: Yes, he said that he is very inexperienced with this.
Jennifer: What a shocker.
Greta: Well, actually, it's quite sad.
Jennifer: You know, Greta, it is sad. It's more than sad. I-I think it is heartbreaking.
Greta: So maybe now you'll finally accept that Jack has a problem with being honest.
Jennifer: Oh, yes. He does have a problem with being honest. I just didnít realize how severe it was.
Jan: Could you give me a few more minutes, please?
Woman: Yes, of course.
Shawn D.: Donít do it. Babies are a miracle. Every time I hold my little brother in my arms, I think how different this world would be if he wasnít here. It wouldnít be as happy. The same is true for that little baby you have growing inside of you, Jan. And like I said before, we'll find him or her a safe, loving home. It'll work. It -- it can work. I will make it happen.
Jan: When you said you'd do anything... would you marry me?
Shawn D.: Yes. If that's what it'll take, then that's what I'll do. I'll marry you.
Craig: Nancy, I think that it's probably best we donít press it right now, okay?
Chloe: No, actually, I want to talk about Philip.
Nancy: You do?
Chloe: Yeah, you were pretty helpful last time.
Craig: Well, then, in that case, I will leave you two alone. Hey. Take it easy, and I'll be back to check on you later, young lady.
Nancy: So, uh... what's up with you and Philip?
Chloe: Well, he took me out to the riverbank tonight, where he carved our initials in the tree, and he said that he loves me, and that he'd always love me, and then he kissed me.
Nancy: And, um... how did that make you feel?
Chloe: Trapped, like I was back in that same jealous, possessive relationship with him.
Nancy: Chloe, you've told me all of this before.
Chloe: I have?
Nancy: Believe me, you donít usually share these kind of things with me, so when you do, I remember every word you say. I'm a little concerned, though, that you donít remember. Honey, are you sure you're okay?
Chloe: Yeah, I'm fine.
Nancy: Okay, well, if you donít remember telling me, then you donít remember what I said, that you should move on. Neither of the guys that you're involved with are good enough for you. Not Philip, and certainly not Brady Black.
Sami: You donít have any idea what this means, do you?
Austin: Sami, you have to let go of the anger you have towards my mother and Lucas. The only one it's going to hurt is you -- and will. Look at me, please. I love you. You love me. Love heals. Let's just have faith in that, okay?
Sami: It's already happening exactly the way your mother said it would.
Austin: What are you talking about?
Sami: She patiently and calmly explained to me earlier that you are the worst person in the world for me to marry.
Austin: What? Why would she say something like that?
Sami: Because you are pure of heart. Because your whole life's goal is to help people get along.
Austin: And that's why I'm the worst person for you to marry?
Sami: You donít get what I'm saying, Austin. You are the one who is going to ruin everything for me. You are the one who is going to make me lose my son.
Jack: Oh... I've called Alice, Julie, Hope, the Brady Pub, Tuscany, the Blue Note, and there's no sign of Jennifer or her regalness. Well, wherever they are, they're obviously yakkety-yakking their heads off, and that definitely cannot be good for me.
Jennifer: You know what, Greta? Now that you've told me all these things about Jack, it's all adding up.
Greta: So you're finally accepting the truth?
Jennifer: Yes, and not that it's easy for me, but now that I'm assimilating it all, I really should thank you. I mean, I canít tell you how much you have helped me getting the real scoop on Jack. I canít tell you how many things are clearer now. And I promise you, I will not breathe a word of this to him. Oh, boy, am I going to have fun with this one.
Greta: What do you mean, fun?
Jennifer: I just -- I meant it sarcastically. I mean, it's going to be no fun. I-I need to be extremely sensitive to Jack's state of mind. I mean, seeing as this was such a difficult big secret for him -- you know, and so painful --
Greta: Yeah, more than you and I could ever imagine, I'm sure.
Jennifer: Yes, so I am determined to help him. I'm going to do whatever I can to encourage him to come out and to be very clear about exactly what he's been up to.
Greta: I am so relieved. You have no idea what kind of burden this has been being the only one that knew. And the idea that you finally understand and that you want to help -- [Sighs]
Jennifer: Oh, yes, yes, more than you'll ever know, Greta. I mean, I want Jack to live the kind of life that he so richly deserves.
Jan: I couldnít let you marry me, Shawn. What about Belle?
Shawn D.: Belle is a good person. Somehow I'll -- I'll make her understand.
Jan: But you love her, right?
Shawn D.: Yes, but... this is something I have to do. You know when sometimes you just...know?
Jan: No. Forget it. Shawn, I canít let you mess up your whole life just for me.
Shawn D.: Listen to me. Look at me. Belle and I are meant to be together. I really believe that. We're going to -- we're going to get married and start a family together. We've talked about it. And I-I really believe that whoever is in control of this universe will let that happen even if I do this, even if I say I am the father of your baby in order to save his or her life. If there is any moral order in this universe that we live in, then what is right for Belle and me will happen if I do what's right for your baby. Do you understand what I'm saying?
Woman: I am so sorry, Miss Spears, but if we donít get started right now, we're going to have to put it off for another day. We're getting ready to close up and go home.
Shawn D.: Donít do it. Jan, please, donít do it.
Nancy: You know what I want for you? I want you to find someone that's nice and normal and dependable -- someone like Shawn Brady. Oh, Chloe, I could just see the two of you together.
Chloe: Well, donít see it. He's a very dear friend of mine who's in love with my best friend Belle, who loves him, too.
Nancy: Honey, I just meant if it didnít last.
Chloe: It will last, but I think you're right, Nancy. I should stay away from Philip for now -- and Brady, too. It's just too much for me. Too much pressure.
Nancy: Pressure. Chloe, the way you said that -- are you sure you're okay? I mean, honey, you look so pale.
Chloe: I'm fine. It's just I'm not used to talking about these things with people, and you're making me crazy when you keep asking me how I feel.
Nancy: Wait. Why are you getting so angry? I'm just trying to show my concern for you.
Chloe: I'm sorry, but you know the answer. I'm just not used to someone really caring. That's always been my problem with you.
Nancy: Chloe, are you trying to tell me that you really never had anyone truly care for you? Your adoptive parents -- they must have been really cold. Is that why you have so much trouble with our relationship -- accepting a mother's love?
Chloe: My difficulty with accepting your love isnít because you're my mother, Nancy. It's because you gave me away.
Kate: You know, sweetie, I must be doing something right, because all my dreams are about to come true. We're going to get everything we ever wanted, and all you have to do is wake up, and I'll make sure that will never leaves your side.
Austin: I've done everything I can to make sure that will has felt a sense of security, that he has felt love, that he has felt support -- how could you think that I would want to take him away from his mother? How could you accuse me of that?
Sami: Austin, I know that you wouldnít do it intentionally. It's just because you want to heal the wounds, because you believe that love heals everything.
Austin: Sami, I would never do anything to jeopardize you being with your son. I mean, the only thing I ever wanted was for us to be a family.
Sami: If you really feel that way, then I have something to tell you. I've said it before, but I really mean it, Austin. I want us to leave Salem permanently.
Austin: Oh, man.
Sami: No, Austin, just hear me out. I donít care where we go, just as long as we get as far away from your mother as we possibly can.
Austin: All this because I have a relationship with my mother?
Sami: Yes, because you always do exactly as she asks. You always choose her over me.
Austin: So insane. Do you ever listen to things you say? Do you?
Sami: I'm just telling you how I feel, Austin. Are you saying I'm not allowed to do that?
Austin: You could do anything you want, Sami. It doesnít have to make sense.
Sami: Makes sense to me. If I'm going to be your wife, I need to be your top priority. I know for a fact that I'm not going to spend the rest of my life playing second fiddle to Kate Roberts.
Austin: Okay, I'm going to do my best to control my temper here d try to explain this rationally and calmly, 'cause I think we're both very emotional, and it's clouding our perceptions.
Sami: Austin --
Austin: Let me finish. You do come first, Sami. You know, this isnít just about you and my mother. There's will to consider here. Sami, I'm -- I'm going to marry a woman who has a child with another man -- my half-brother. My mother is his grandmother, and I believe that he needs to be close with her. He needs to be close with his dad. He needs to be close with both of them, and there is no way you're going to persuade me otherwise -- not about that.
Sami: See? You're already taking Kate's side.
Austin: My God, Sami, how many times do I have to explain things to you?
Sami: Look, I already see, okay? And I know what I can and cannot tolerate, Austin, which is why I want to leave Salem.
Austin: We do, I promise you that we will have the future that we have always dreamed of. But if you refuse, I donít think that our future together's going to be very happy or secure. In fact, I'm not even sure that we can have a future together.
Jack: Come on, you two. Come home. Come home. [Groans] Oliver said that I better have a wedding ring on somebody's finger if I want to get that job, but I know Jennifer isnít going to remarry me in time, and if Greta discovers that I lied to her, she wonít have anything to do with me. And if Jennifer discovers that I've told Greta that I'm gay... oh, no. No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no. No, Greta would never betray me like that. Get a grip, Jack, get a grip. It's going to be okay. So then... I'll get the job, and then... I'll get Jennifer back, and then I'll tell Greta that I'm not gay. And I know that she'll understand I did it so I wouldnít hurt her. She is a terrific lady, and I do care about her, but I have to get her to play along just a little while longer. She really does believe I'm gay, so she shouldnít have any problem letting Oliver think that we're going to be married, right? Right? Right! Of course she wonít. Greta's completely on my side. What a pal.
Jennifer: You know, Greta, you and I both care very deeply about Jack, and, you know, you're going to be living in the same house with us, so maybe you can help me make sure we give Jack what's coming to him. I mean, in a good way.
Greta: I would love to help you.
Chloe: Nancy, I'm sorry I said that. I was trying to be honest, not trying to hurt you.
Nancy: I always believed that you'd go to a wonderful, caring couple. That's how I got through it -- deluding myself into thinking that I was doing such a brave and noble thing, when all the time --
Chloe: Nancy, Nancy, no, they -- they werenít bad people. It's just...
Chloe: They -- they werenít my real parents. They werenít you. Look, I really donít want to talk anymore right now. Can I just please be alone?
Craig: Hey. Should I crack the little lady some orange juice and go check on her?
Nancy: Give her a few minutes, cig. I think she wants to rest.
Craig: Is she okay? Is she all right?
Nancy: You know, I'm learning more about her every day, and I'm beginning to think that eventually, she and I may have a very good relationship together.
Craig: It's been a long time coming, huh?
Nancy: Oh, yes, it has, Craig.
Craig: Good. Hmm.
Chloe: Philip... Brady. Philip... Brady. Maybe I should just brush off both of them. What's wrong with me?
Woman: Miss Spears, shall we?
Shawn D.: Donít rush into this. Please.
Jan: I'm sorry. I'm ready.
Shawn D.: Jan, no.
Jan: Shawn... I'm tired. Just... so tired. I canít take this anymore.
Shawn D.: Yes, you can. Having this baby will give you strength. I will say that I'm the father. No one's going to have to know the truth.
Jan: I'm sorry. Shawn, I have to do this. I'm sorry.
Kate: You rest, my sweetheart, but I hope it will keep your spirits up to know that I am going to destroy Sami's life. Yes. It's happening as I speak. Austin's telling Sami how wonderful it is that Will is here, that he helped bring you out of your coma. He's going to assure her that she has nothing to worry about, but deep down inside, that little tramp has the sinking feeling that her life is over. And you know something, my love? It is.
Austin: Get this through your head, Sami. Memorize it, okay? Lucas waking up is a good thing. It's the best thing that could happen to Will, and our life and our future is not going to be jeopardized if Lucas is in Will's life. I promise you that.
Kate: Austin, excuse me. I wanted to relay something to you that the doctor said.
Austin: Yeah, um... what?
Kate: Dr. Adams thinks it's imperative that will stay here as long as it takes until Lucas is fully conscious.
Sami: What are you, nuts?
Kate: I know that you care about your brother, and that you want him to recover, donít you?
Austin: Yeah -- I mean, yeah. Of course, yeah. Yeah.
Kate: Well, Austin, will may be the only person who can make that happen.
Austin: Yeah, uh... I know that, but I'm not the one to make the choice whether will stays or not. Sami is.
Kate: That may be true, but the problem is, Sami doesnít give a damn whether Lucas recovers or not.
Sami: Oh, donít start with me.
Kate: I am just stating the facts. We know how Sami feels about Lucas. She stated that when she was standing over him wishing he would die, but I know that you care about your brother. And if you want him to recover completely -- and deep in your heart, I know that you do -- there is no way that Will can go back to Salem.