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Austin: You must have been up half the night checking up on Will.
Sami: Well, more like all night.
Austin: I'm really sorry about everything, you know -- sorry that my mom didn't check with us first before bringing Lucas here.
Sami: Well, I have to apologize, too, for the way that I spoke to you yesterday. But there is a good side to all of this. I get to have you here with me. So get used to plenty of personal attention, Austin.
Sami: Although if you feel neglected in the next few days, you'll understand that that's not how it's usually going to be.
Austin: Why? What's going on?
Sami: What's going on? We're getting married in less than a week. Unless you've changed your mind.
Jane: You Will do permanent damage to your neck if you keep that up. Then I'll have two patients.
Kate: I anticipate that you are going to have zero patients soon. You are taking such good care of Lucas. Lucas? Sweetheart? [Telephone rings] [Ring]
Nicole: Nicole Walker.
Nicole: Hi, Brandon.
Brandon: You in the middle of something? Don't want to hold up the busy executive.
Nicole: When I'm too busy for my brother, it's time for me to get a new job.
Brandon: So, how you doing?
Nicole: Oh, you're checking up on me, huh? Well, I'm fine. I'm great. I realize that Victor kicking me out could be the best thing that's ever happened to me.
Brandon: That's the Nicky I know and love.
Nicole: So, what are you doing?
Brandon: Picking up Jen. We're going out.
Nicole: Another breakfast date? Yeah, I've had plenty of those in my day, but they were all after lots of lovin'!
Brandon: Okay, okay, don't start.
Greta: Are you sure you're not going to have something to eat?
Jennifer: Uh, no, I don't like to work out on a full stomach.
Greta: Hmm. Counting calories, lifting weights. So, are we trying to impress Jack with another sexy dress?
Jennifer: Greta, you know why put that dress on.
Greta: Yes, but I'm not sure what you thought that you would accomplish. Okay, yeah, Jack's eyes were popping out, but they might have been popping out in horror seeing you popping out like that.
Jennifer: Oh, well, thank you very much.
Greta: Look, Jennifer, um, I'm sorry, but I have to say this. I-I think you're torturing yourself if you think you're going to get Jack to look at you like that.
Jennifer: Greta, I am not trying --
Greta: And you're torturing him, too. I mean, I know it's really hard for you to accept that you were married to a gay man for 10 years.
Jennifer: Greta, first of all, it was not 10 years, and he is not gay. Greta!
Greta: You know, I don't understand why Jack would lie to me about something like that. It just doesn't make any sense.
Jennifer: It doesn't make any sense because --
Jack: Oh, hello. I thought my ears were burning.
Shawn D.: Have you seen Belle?
Chloe: Hello to you, too.
Shawn D.: Sorry. What's up, Chloe?
Chloe: I guess I should be asking you that. Did you hear bad news about your little brother?
Shawn D.: Yeah, sort of.
Chloe: Oh, I'm sorry, Shawn. I don't know what else to say.
Shawn D.: Thanks. There's nothing you can really say. Seems someone's looking for you.
Chloe: Oh. Well, good luck, okay?
Shawn D.: Yeah. I'm gonna need more than luck.
Mimi: So Shawn wasn't at Jan's house last night. That's good, right?
Belle: But what Jan's mom said to Philip -- I have to find out what she meant, Mimi. I'm sure that's what Shawn wants to tell me today. I can't even guess. I don't even know if I want to.
Philip: So, uh, how you feeling?
Chloe: Philip, you don't have to ask me that every time you see me.
Philip: Your cheeks are kind of rosy this morning.
Chloe: Philip, I feel... fine.
Austin: No, of course I didn't change my mind, you know. I was just hoping that you didn't have much left to do for the wedding -- you know, low-key, remember?
Sami: Austin, all you have to do is show up. And that counts for the honeymoon, too, so don't think it's just like an afternoon off from work.
Austin: You know I have that meeting in Vegas. Otherwise, I'm all yours.
Sami: You better be. Let's eat. Come on. Will, your pancakes are getting cold, honey.
Austin: No, it looks like it's another breakfast on the run for me.
Sami: How did I know you were going to say that?
Austin: Well, you have our whole lives to fatten me up.
Austin: All right. I love you.
Sami: I love you, too. Have a good day.
Austin: I'll try. See you, Will.
Sami: Hey, honey, we got a little bit of a late start. Do you have your backpack ready for school?
Will: I'm not going to school today.
Sami: Honey, don't you feel well?
Will: I want to see daddy.
Jane: He really looks good today.
Jane: I appreciate your staying with him.
Kate: Now, where else would I be, hmm? I'll see you in a little while.
Lucas: Wh-- where -- where --
Kate: Oh, honey -- honey, you're in Salem. You're in Austin's apartment. And Will is in Sami's apartment. He visited you last night. Do you remember?
Lucas: Where's Will?
Kate: Oh. Sweetie, Will is in Sami's apartment, across the hall.
Lucas: Will... Will.
Kate: Will. He is the key.
Jack: Ha ha ha ha ha. So, what are you up to?
Jennifer: Just because you're always plotting something...
Jack: You are the worst liar I ever met, Jennifer.
Jack: No, you are. And between the two of you, I -- [Knock on door]
Jennifer: Oh. I'll get it.
Jack: Are we expecting someone?
Jennifer: Brandon. We're going to work out together.
Jack: But you don't work out. You d-- oh, I'm sorry. That's a rather crass euphemism, isn't it?
Jennifer: Jack Deveraux.
Greta: Should I get the door?
Brandon: Hey. You ready?
Jennifer: Yeah, I'm more than ready. Come in.
Jack: Well, if it isn't the hypomaniac.
Greta: What are you talking about?
Jack: Someone who craves danger -- fast bikes, fast fists, fast --
Jennifer: Don't you dare say fast women, or you're going to see some fast fists flying.
Brandon: How are you, Greta?
Greta: I'm fine, I think.
Brandon: Here you go.
Jennifer: Oh, thank you, Brandon. You see, Jack wouldn't understand the concept of a helmet because they haven't made one yet to fit his hyper-enlarged head. Thank you, Brandon.
Chloe: I've never seen anything like this.
Philip: Fire and Ice.
Philip: That's what it's called.
Chloe: You really shouldn't have done this.
Philip: Why not?
Mimi: Oh, my gosh. I can't believe she's still talking to him after you told her about the video.
Belle: That's because I didn't tell her about the video. I have been so busy worrying about J.T. and my parents and this ridiculous Jan situation. They look so happy, Mimi. Whatever Philip did with Cynthia -- I mean, I know he didn't do it with Cynthia, but I hope this video doesn't ruin everything between them.
Shawn D.: [Thinking] How could everything change so fast? I hate doing this to you, Belle.
Jan: You don't get it, do you? My parents are the last people that can know.
Shawn D.: That's crazy, Jan.
Jan: You think that just because you're a Brady that every family's like yours? That holidays are for celebrating, not fighting?
Shawn D.: They still love you.
Jan: You know, they have this really funny way of showing it.
Shawn D.: It's not your fault. I have to talk to Jan again. Maybe I don't have to do this to Belle. I know I promised, but... the truth would be so much better for all of us.
Chloe: Philip, you really shouldn't have done this, because a rose means --
Philip: A red rose means love, respect, unconscious beauty and courage. A white means purity, silence, secrecy, and spiritual connection. This one doesn't go in any category. It reminded me of you 'cause it's beautiful. That's all it means, and if it made you feel weird --
Chloe: No, Philip, it's just that I'm surprised that you still manage to surprise me.
Philip: You never stop surprising me.
Belle: Well, I guess I should just go find Shawn and get it over with.
Mimi: Oh, wait. Good luck. Shawn would never hurt you. I mean, it can't be anything that bad. It just can't.
Belle: I hope not.
Shawn D.: Mimi, have you seen Jan this morning?
Jack: You don't see anything wrong with him, do you? You like Brandon Walker. I can see it in your eyes.
Greta: I'm surprised you were looking.
Jack: Look, I just don't get the attraction.
Greta: And I don't get why you don't get it.
Jack: Oh. Oh, I see. He's sensitive and macho, able to beat men senseless with a single blow. Tell me, do you dream of life holding a piece of raw meat to your mate's battered brow?
Greta: I'm not feeling particularly choosy right now, Jack.
Jack: What's the matter with you, Greta? You're hardly even listening to me.
Greta: You know, Jennifer seems to think that you're -- Jennifer seems to think that the two of you are not meant to be together, yet you can't seem to take your eyes off each other. Look, Jack, I know you asked me to move in here to make Jennifer jealous, but then you took back the offer as soon as you thought it might happen. Look, I knew it was a bad idea. I knew that I shouldn't have done it.
Jack: What are you saying?
Greta: I was an idiot to let you use me to get to Jennifer like that, because you know who wound up being jealous, Jack? Me. I'm jealous.
Jennifer: Oh, my goodness. What a way to start a workout. My heart is pounding.
Brandon: Did I scare you?
Jennifer: No, no. I mean -- I mean, maybe a little, but it was fun. It was really, really fun.
Brandon: Yeah, that's what you're going to say about the bicycle crunches, too.
Jennifer: Oh, somehow I don't think so.
Brandon: Hey, you know, we don't have to do this.
Jennifer: No, no, I want to do this. I want to. It's good for me.
Brandon: Oh, it's good for you. Hmm.
Jennifer: I mean in a lot of ways it is.
Brandon: Good. Well, let me give you the tour. We want to start out slow.
Jennifer: Yeah. Yeah, we want to start out real slow.
Brandon: That's cool. That's exactly the way it should be.
Nicole: Thank you for getting me these so fast. What's wrong?
Austin: Ah, wow. Okay, I was going to lead in to this delicately, lay some groundwork, but, uh...
Nicole: What, Austin?
Austin: No, it doesn't have to do with work. Don't worry. It -- Lucas is back in town. My mom brought him to my apartment. He's getting better. He's talking a little, and everyone thinks he's going to make a full recovery.
Nicole: Well, good for him. What, you thought I'd be disappointed?
Sami: Will, you can see your daddy this afternoon when you get home. Wait a second. Come back here. You have to go to school.
Sami: What do you mean? All right, you haven't even eaten your breakfast. Come here...
[Knock on door]
Sami: Get yourself a pancake, okay? How about we even put some whipped cream on that? You want whipped cream?
Jane: Whipped cream for breakfast?
Sami: Oh. What do you want? We're running late.
Jane: I just wanted to check on your little boy. Between climbing on a balcony three stories up and then being wrenched from his father's arms last night --
Sami: Aha. Kate sent you here.
Jane: On the contrary. I've never been more moved to do something for a patient. And I happen to be an impartial person who's been caring for Lucas for months.
Jane: Listen, I don't know Lucas, so whatever grievances you hold against him, obviously you love your little boy, and you wouldn't want him kept from his father if he hadn't hurt you very much. But Lucas is still a human being who has a chance to get better. The visceral reaction to seeing his little boy, and Will's response to him --
Sami: Hey, don't you tell me what's best for my son.
Jane: Ms. Brady, you know what's best for your son. I came here because I care. I would hope you'd care at least as much.
Sami: Look, you don't know what Will wants, all right? And you don't know about all the terrible things that his father did to him, so don't you talk to me about -- hey, honey, did you finish your breakfast already?
Will: Yep. I'm going to see daddy now.
Brandon: So, uh, when was the last time you worked out?
Jennifer: Uh, define workout. I mean, I jog a little, you know, and I do sit-ups, but if you mean workout-level lifting weights, I would say high school P.E.
Brandon: Well, you're in great shape.
Jennifer: Well, I don't know about that, but that's why I'm here. I really want to do this.
Brandon: So, what areas do you want to work on most in terms of tone?
Jennifer: Well, let's just start at the top. Let's start with the arms.
Brandon: Okay, you all stretched out?
Jennifer: Yeah, I think so.
Brandon: All right, let's do some push-ups first using the bench.
Brandon: Just kind of get in position like this.
Brandon: Feet back.
Jennifer: All right.
Brandon: This works the shoulders and the back and is especially good for the chest... muscles. You know, chest muscles.
Jennifer: [Laughs] Okay.
Brandon: Okay, just kind of lower yourself.
Brandon: And back up.
Brandon: Yeah. There you -- ha ha. Perfect.
Brandon: You are a natural. Just remember to keep your back straight there, your stomach tight, and --
Jennifer: And your rear end. I know. Keep it in. Keep it -- ha ha.
Jennifer: Okay, my muscles are shaking.
Brandon: You're tired already?
Jennifer: No, no. It felt good. It's good.
Jack: Greta... Greta... jealous of what?
Greta: This is really hard.
Jack: Greta. Gret-- I-I'm sorry. I shouldn't have done that.
Greta: No, no, you shouldn't have. You know, you, um, you led me on for a long time before you told me that you were gay, Jack.
Jack: Led you on?
Greta: And that is nothing in comparison to what you're doing to Jennifer. I'm sorry, but you know what? You and I, we seem to be attracted to disastrous relationships. But you need to accept that Jennifer's ready to move on.
Jack: I can't.
Greta: Then you know what you're asking me to accept? Regardless that you're gay, you want to be with Jennifer, and you don't want to be with me.
Shawn D.: Come on. Jan, pick up. Belle.
Shawn D.: What's the matter?
Belle: What's the matter? You know, I thought when we found out that my dad and your mom didn't have a baby together, that that was the best news we have had in such a long time. A part of me thought that maybe this would stop all the bad things that keep happening. But Glen's still trying to take J.T. away from your family.
Shawn D.: Yeah.
Belle: Look, I know you have a lot going on right now, and I don't want to make it any worse, but your mom called me last night. She wanted Jan's phone number, and she sounded really worried. So I went to Jan's house -- because I'm neurotic and I was worried, okay? And Jan's mom had a lot of really awful things to say about you.
Shawn D.: I wish you hadn't done that.
Belle: Shawn, you have been asking me to wait and wait for whatever it is that you want to tell me, and I don't understand. This just makes it even worse. You have to tell me right now.
Austin: No, I mean, I didn't think you'd want the guy dead or anything like that, but I wasn't sure how you would feel about him, you know, being back in Salem.
Nicole: How would you feel about Carrie coming back to Salem? You would be very big about it, unlike some people I know. But it is a lot easier for me. Yes, Lucas is my ex, but we were not in love. He was infatuated. All right, to the point of extreme annoyance, all right, but trust me, he got over it in the end. You know, I would tell you to send him my best, but I don't want to give the poor guy a relapse.
[Knock on door]
Kate: Let's see who that can be.
Will: Hi, grandma.
Kate: Hi. Oh, Will, I knew you'd come.
Will: Daddy, get better.
Lucas: Oh... Will, already better. Already better.
Nicole: No wonder you came in early.
Austin: Thank you. I'm not early, am I?
Nicole: I noticed when you walked in that your socks don't match.
Austin: Oh, yeah. Ha ha. Fashion statement. I slept over at Sami's, but Lucas and my mom are at my place.
Nicole: Oh, goody. Kate, too, huh?
Nicole: Must be really entertaining over there. So, has Sami physically attacked anyone yet?
Austin: No, but Will did decide to sneak out and go see his daddy, and ended up on the third floor fire escape.
Nicole: Why does he have to sneak?
Austin: Sami's Will's mother, and I respect h r right to decide what he does and what he does not do. But Lucas is Will's father, so I know that they need to be with each her.
Nicole: And you hate all this.
Austin: Yeah, yeah, how could I not hate it?
Kate: Oh. I should take a picture. But then again, I don't need to. This will be every day from now on.
Sami: Don't count on it.
Kate: You know, Sami, all your plans and schemes, they can't stop nature. Will's bond with his father is unbreakable. Yours with Austin is unmakeable.
Sami: Maybe we should continue this conversation in my apartment.
Kate: Oh, we will when Jane gets back from the pharmacy. You know, it's true. Love does conquer all.
Sami: That's what I keep telling you.
Kate: You think you're going to win, don't you?
Sami: I think I'm going to get what I deserve, and so are you.
Shawn D.: I have been trying so hard to do what's right, and everything I do seems to hurt somebody.
Belle: That is not true, Shawn. You are a good person.
Shawn D.: Belle --
Belle: Look, I didn't say you were perfect. I mean, who is? Look at what happened with our parents. We both know what it's like to have people you really love keep secrets from us, so please don't do that to me.
Shawn D.: I'll say that I was the father. I'll be the father. I'll do anything it takes, Jan. Just don't get rid of your baby. You know, everybody has been trying to protect us, but I have been tying to protect you. The truth is we're both pretty much grown up now. We're two strong people, especially you. And I guess the reason I've been waiting is I wanted to make sure that I was doing the right thing for everyone. And I guess now... I know what I need to do.
Brandon: Right over there.
Jennifer: Which ones? Let's see.
Brandon: Careful now.
Jennifer: I'll be brave. Oh. Ooh. Oh, my goodness! It's heavy.
Philip: You're having second thoughts about kissing me.
Chloe: You're right.
Philip: But I know you felt it, too. All of a sudden it was like nothing bad ever happened to us.
Chloe: Bad thin did happen. Philip, we both made mistakes, and I don't want to go back to the way things were.
Philip: Hey, me neither. If I ever hurt you again, Chloe, I don't know what I'd do.
Chloe: Come on, if? If we ever tried to make this work, of course we'd hurt each other. That's what happens in relationships. But there shouldn't be more bad than good.
Philip: Is that how you think it was?
Philip: But you're still willing to try again, right?
Chloe: Well, I can't forget the good, Philip. But I can't promise you anything.
Philip: Well, I have no right to expect you to.
Chloe: For two impatient people, we're asking a lot of each other, aren't we?
Philip: I think it's worth it, and I hope you do, too.
Shawn D.: I love you, Belle, and I never want you to forget that, even if you change your mind about the way you feel toward me.
Belle: I love you, too, Shawn, and I can't change my mind. That's just the way it is.
Shawn D.: I really hope so. 'Cause I have thought about this, and I have prayed about this, and I really believe that in my heart, you and I are meant to be together. But I just don't know how you're going to forgive me.
Nicole: So you hate your life. What are you going to do about it?
Austin: Wait a minute. I didn't say that, okay? But, believe it or not, I do have a plan to make all the family drama go away.
Austin: Yeah, and I'm going to need a couple days off. I'm not sure of the dates, but it will be like, you know, in a week or so.
Nicole: I need you in Vegas.
Austin: I'll be there.
Nicole: So, are you going to tell me what you're up to?
Austin: I'm getting married.
Kate: Did you actually threaten that you're going to get what you deserve? Because, you know, you drugged my son, you became pregnant with my other son's child, you lied to both of them, you ruined my first son's marriage, you destroyed my second son's life, and now you get me as your mother-in-law. Aren't you a lucky girl?
Sami: Well, at least you're finally admitting that Austin really is going to marry me. You're not invited, by the way.
Kate: Oh, if only he could see you now.
Sami: If he could see you.
Kate: Why do you persist in deluding yourself that he loves you?
Sami: Because Austin is always honest. He tells me that does. He shows me he does.
Kate: Oh. Well, remember, he was unconscious the first time he went to bed with you. And he's still unconscious to every unsavory detail about you, because he ruined his marriage to be with you, and he knows if he has a healthy relationship with anyone else, you are never going to let him alone. But at least this way he is with Will -- settling at its ultimate nadir. That means low, Sami.
Sami: Well, you would know. Look, get out of my -- oh!
Kate: Well, there you are, at my feet where you belong, along with your father, who, as a matter of fact, has a little crush on me. You know, Sami, you think that I'm your worst enemy, but you're wrong. You make yourself miserable. You always have, you always will.
Sami: Speaking from experience, hmm?
Kate: Have you ever kept anything that you've wanted? And you know why that is? I mean, you have Austin and Will, but you think of them as spoils of war. I think of them as flesh and blood.
Sami: Excuse me, I am Will's mother.
Kate: Yes, and you'd be Willing to make him miserable to make my son miserable. Well, you know something? You're going to get your just rewards. Everything that you've fought so hard for, you're about to lose, sweetie.
Brandon: Competitive, are we? I didn't notice that about you.
Jennifer: Yeah, well, you know what? I'm going to pay for it tomorrow. [Groans] Whew. Wait a minute. I thought we were done.
Brandon: No, just taking a break.
Jennifer: Oh! Competitive, are we? Ooh, I'm taking a break.
Woman: I'm sorry. I don't remember your name. Abby's mom, right?
Jennifer: Yes, and you're Brittany's mom Debbie. Debbie, hi, I'm Jennifer.
Debbie: Hi, I haven't seen you here before.
Jennifer: I'm just starting.
Debbie: Oh...you know, I take aerobics class on Wednesday mornings if you're interested, huh? Oh, of course, if you already have a trainer, I...
Jennifer: Um, you know, an aerobics class -- that -- that sounds great. Why don't I meet you at school, and I'll get the details from you?
Debbie: Okay. Great. So, take care.
Jennifer: Yeah, you too. Bye-bye.
Brandon: Why did you let her think I was your trainer?
Jennifer: I'm sorry. I-I just thought it would be easier, you know, than explaining about Jack and the whole living arrangement and the whole thing.
Brandon: So you'd rather she think you're still married? What's that about, Jen?
Greta: I, uh, I can't stay here any longer, so, um, I'm going to go find a place to live.
Jack: Wait. Wait, wait, wait. You can't go like this. There is something that I have to say.
Belle: Why does this feel like goodbye?
Shawn D.: I don't want it to be. But I will understand if you feel that way after I tell you.
Shawn D.: Jan is pregnant.
Nicole: You're getting married to Sami?
Nicole: And even though her behavior has been driving you crazy, this rush to the altar is going to help how?
Austin: Look, I mean -- ahem. Sami's disturbed by my mother, which I'm sure you can understand, you know? And my mother's doing everything she can to keep us from getting married, so, okay, this way, I think, once it's a done deed, then everyone's forced to move on.
Nicole: A done deed? Austin, you are such a romantic.
Austin: I'm trying to do what's best for my future wife and stepson.
Nicole: In that order?
Austin: Package deal. I love them both. And you know what? I have to tell you, what really bothers me about everything is I'm sick and tired of people playing tug-of-war with Will.
Nicole: So let me guess -- you're going to marry Sami, adopt Will, force her to grant Lucas visitation, and then ride to the rescue on a white horse and live happily ever after?
Austin: Yeah. I mean, I plan to live happily ever after. I don't know about the white horse. You know what? And it would mean a lot to me if you would believe that.
Nicole: If anyone deserves a happy ending, Austin, it's you.
Austin: You know what? I was just going to say the same thing, because you know what? You're going to find one.
Will: Daddy! Daddy! Daddy!
Kate: Oh, Will, Will, oh, Will, I feel like jumping for joy myself, but, you know, that's not a very good idea for the mattress, is it? Come here, sweetie. Come here. Oh. I have missed you so much.
Will: Where is Mommy?
Kate: Mommy? Mommy is back in the apartment, but she said you can stay here as long as you want to, and you --
Kate: Yay! I know. And you can come here as often as you want to, too. I know, it's really a wonderful thing. Your mommy wouldn't want to keep you away from your daddy. She would never want to do that to her little boy.
Sami: Oh, Kate! You want to talk about loveless sex, you are a hooker. Oh, yeah. Hawaii, here we come. Hi. Victor Kiriakis, please.
Jack: I-I'm sorry. I mean, you must know by now that I don't say that very often, which is one of the -- one of the many reasons why you deserve better than me. Much better.
Greta: Is that it?
Jack: Well, um...
Greta: I know I deserve better. Unfortunately, Jack, that sentiment doesn't help one bit. Now let me go.
Jack: No! Why -- why did I lie to her? She is going to be so hurt when she finally finds out that I am indeed straight, and she's certainly not going to go to Vegas with me to help me get that job. Well, you can't tell her now. What a way to treat a friend. I just hope I can make it up to her somehow. Someday.
Jennifer: I don't know. I just don't want the whole world knowing my business, that's all.
Brandon: So you're not ashamed of me or anything like that.
Jennifer: Oh, Brandon, no. I mean, I should've told that woman, uh, Debbie, that you were my boyfriend. You know, I'll hunt her down, I'll find her, and I will tell her --
Brandon: Wait. Back up a minute. Boyfriend?
Jennifer: Oh, is that not what I should be calling you?
Brandon: Is that what you want me to be?
Jennifer: Yeah, I do.
Brandon: Then I do. Okay, didn't mean to sound like we were reciting vows. But maybe we can do something a little more boyfriend-girlfriend next time.
Brandon: Romantic dinner at my place, maybe stay a while?
Mimi: That's going to last about two seconds when Cynthia sees them. Well, if Belle doesn't warn Chloe about the video, I'm sure not going to.
Belle: I'm sorry. I'm sorry. I must've misheard you, because I think that you just said that --
Shawn D.: Jan -- Jan Spears is pregnant. Belle, this hurts, but... I'm the father of this baby.