Jack: Oh, no. Oh, Jennifer. You kicked me out. Jennifer, open up. Please. Please, don't do this. Don't do this to me.
Jennifer: I didn't do this, Jack. You did.
Jack: Jennifer, please. Come on. Open the door. Are you there? Is anybody there?
Jennifer: God, I can't let Abby find out about Jack like this.
Jack: Please, don't do this.
Brandon: Hey, is there a problem here?
Abe: I'll get it, Eliana. I'm expecting someone.
Cameron: Hey. I got the message that you wanted to see me.
Abe: Yeah, come on in.
Cameron: It sounded urgent. I must admit, I was surprised, but I just didn't know what to --
Abe: You know, you're going to be even more surprised when you hear what I have to say.
Celeste: Aw, are you getting sleepy, my little darling? Of course you are. Perhaps your mama and I should take you home for your nap, yes?
Isaac: Da da da.
Celeste: Yes? Yes. Alexandra? Darling, you didn't hear a word I said, now, did you?
Lexie: Ma, I have a lot on my mind. Surely you can understand that.
Celeste: Well, something tells me there's a lot going on with your mind that you've not shared with me, Alexandra, and none of it is good -- none of it.
Bo: Beautiful. That was great. That one's going in a frame for sure, huh?
Hope: But with a caption.
Bo: Oh, yeah?
Hope: "The day we all went to the zoo," because that's just about your favorite thing to do, isn't it, J.T.?
Bo: Yessiree, you -- you were laughing your head off at those monkeys, weren't you, big guy?
Hope: Are you sure you got it all on tape?
Bo: And there was film in the camera. Don't worry.
Hope: Good, because I can't wait for Shawn to see it.
Bo: We'll show it to him as soon as we get home. Here we go.
Hope: You think J.T. will remember all this?
Bo: Yeah. I mean, not the particulars, but he'll remember that we love him. Have you had any more of those white flashes?
Hope: Uh, no. Although I'll tell you this -- I can't stop wondering if they might have something to do with Isaac, or if they're somehow going to help me figure out who his father is.
Cameron: So go on, Abe. Surprise me.
Abe: I've changed my mind. I want you to represent Lexie and me in this custody fight for Isaac.
Cameron: Oh, do you now? Well, it's about time you came around to your wife's way of thinking.
Abe: Oh, I haven't come around. I'm making this decision on my own. But know this -- if you work for us, there are going to be some very strict ground rules, and either you follow these rules and abide by them or I'll get another lawyer.
Lexie: You want to know what's on my mind, fine. What haven't I filled you in on? Oh, okay, okay. Um, let's start with the first time Glen Reiber showed up and started making threats to take my baby away -- he and his creepy wife. From that moment on, things have gone from bad to worse. I'm a wreck, Mom. I'm terrified of losing Isaac. And then, due to some horrible mix-up at the hospital, Isaac and J.T. were switched at birth.
Celeste: Alexandra, I know all of that.
Lexie: And now my former best friend Hope is suing to take my baby away. Have I left anything out?
Celeste: You have told me how all of this has happened. You have explained to me how horrible these past few months have been. So I don't need to hear more.
Lexie: Well, then why do you keep saying that I'm not telling you everything?
Celeste: I'm not suggesting that you left out any details about this nightmare that you've been enduring regarding your son, no. It's the manner in which you are handling it that concerns me deeply. I sense profound anger and determination.
Lexie: Of course you do. What Mother wouldn't be angry? Yes, I am determined to keep my family together, naturally. What would you expect me to do, just sit back and let my whole world fall apart?
Celeste: But how are you planning to keep that from happening?
Lexie: Mom, would you stop with the questions? I get enough of that from Abe.
Celeste: Alexandra, I need to know what's --
Lexie: Can't you simply support me, trust me? Is that too much to ask? I have to do something. Would you mind staying with Isaac for a minute? I mean stay with him, Mom. Don't leave him with anyone, especially Hope, if she happens to show up.
Celeste: But where are you going?
Lexie: I have an errand to run.
Celeste: What kind of errand?
Lexie: Mom, enough with the questions. Just do what I ask, please? I'll be right back.
Celeste: You're hiding something, Alexandra. That much I know.
John: I'm sorry. By the way I said that, I'm sure you assume that I --
Bo: John, what do you know?
John: Only how to help. This is the microchip I removed from you the night of Lexie's party. Now, if this computer chip is reinserted, there is a really good chance you will remember everything, including who the father of your baby is.
Bo: What the hell is the matter with you? There is no way I'm going to let you ever touch my wife again.
Jack: Jennifer, we need to talk alone.
Jennifer: No, no. I'm sorry, but you can't come in.
Jack: Don't be ridiculous. I'm telling you, we need to talk. Hey, hey! Hey, don't -- don't do that.
Brandon: Hey, I believe the lady said no.
Jack: And I don't believe it's any of your damn business.
Brandon: Well, I'm making it my business.
Jack: You think that trying to bully me is going to impress her?
Brandon: Hey, I'm not trying to impress her. I'm doing this so you don't hurt her any more than you already have.
Jennifer: Brandon, look, I-I can handle this, really.
Brandon: Are you sure?
Jennifer: Yes, I'm sure, and Jack is right for a change. We do need to talk alone.
Brandon: Okay. Fine, I'll, uh... I'll call you later.
Jack: Well, I think perhaps it'd be a good idea to get my stuff in off the porch. Looks like it's going to rain.
Jennifer: No. You can come in, but then you're leaving.
John: Would you let me explain?
Bo: No. It's out of the question.
Hope: Bo, please.
Bo: Okay, explain.
John: I've had this chip analyzed by the best labs and scientists in the world. I wanted to try to connect it to DiMera, use it as evidence against him. I needed to find out how this chip worked, what activated it, and since it had been implanted for so long, whether or not there were any residual side effects.
Hope: What did you find out?
John: Unfortunately, nothing to connect it to DiMera. But they told me that this microchip is beyond cutting-edge. All the labs were blown away by the technology. They said it was probably fabricated by some computer genius. They'd never seen anything like it before.
Bo: All right, bottom line, this thing's cutting-edge.
John: That we cannot access on any known computer. Therefore, we can't get a readout on its program contents.
Bo: So you want to experiment on my wife, using her as a guinea pig.
John: Bo, I would not even suggest this if I didn't feel that I could perform it safely.
Bo: That's admirable of you.
John: If there is any indication of a personality shift, I will remove the chip immediately. Don't you have any say in this?
John: All right. Forget about it. My only investment is as a friend to try and help, help you reach some closure here, but if you don't think that's going to happen --
Hope: No, I do.
Hope: Bo, please. Look, I know there's a small risk, but to find out who the father of my baby is -- my God, it's more than worth it.
Jack: Where's Abigail?
Jennifer: She's in the kitchen with Gram. They're baking cookies.
Jack: I missed her so much. I mean, we were only away a couple of days.
Jennifer: Do you want to go say hello?
Jack: Uh... first I-I think -- I think that we should talk. I mean, if she knows that I'm here, it's going to be really hard for us to be alone together.
Jennifer: Yeah, that's true. Okay, so talk.
Jack: Um... I, um... I know that you're really upset and angry for what happened in Las Vegas, and that's why you threw my things out on the front lawn, and that's why you don't want me to live here anymore, and I understand why you feel that way. I just, uh... I just -- I just hope there's a chance that I could -- could make it up to you somehow.
Jennifer: No, you can't.
Jack: What if I --
Jennifer: What if you what? What if you promised to be a good boy? That's not going to work, Jack. No more promises and no more deals and no too little, too late hindsight apologies. After what you did, all the lies that you told me and Greta and everyone, for my sake and for Abby's sake, I can't allow you to live in this house anymore, so I am taking over the lease, and as of right now, this is no longer your home.
Jack: Are you saying --
Jennifer: I am saying that we are through for good.
Cameron: All right, I'm listening. Let's hear the ground rules.
Abe: All right, let me make something very clear first. I want to keep my son, and I'll do everything I can not to lose him, but I will not let Lexie break the law.
Cameron: Well, of course not.
Abe: We had a long history together, Cameron. I know you. I know how you operate, and if I get even a hint that you're taking the low road, I'll not only fire you, I will report you to the bar. Do we understand each other?
Cameron: You've made yourself abundantly clear, Abe.
Abe: All right. So before we go any further, I want to ask you a question, and I want the truth.
Cameron: Okay, I'll be 29 in January. Ha ha ha ha. Ha ha.
Abe: Are you the one who's been leaking this trash to the "Intruder"?
Cameron: Abe, I'm insulted.
Abe: Answer the question.
Cameron: Of course it isn't me. Why would I do anything that might help you when I wasn't even working for you?
Abe: You could have your reasons.
Cameron: I have nothing to do with it, Abe, but I can tell you this -- whoever's leaking those stories to the tabloids is very, very good.
Lexie: Where is it?
Man: Be patient. It's on the way, and I promise you you'll be very happy with the result.
Lexie: Hmm. I'm glad to hear that. This is a fight till the end, and I intend to be the last one standing.
Man: My editor is eating this up. Now, have you got anything juicy for a follow-up?
Lexie: Well, depends on how events unfold. Let's put it this way -- there is more if I want to use it.
Man: I will wait to hear from you, and, uh, feel free to call me anytime, day or night. My home number and pager are on the card.
Lexie: Oh. Uh... how long have you been standing there?
Hope: Bo, please. Come on, it will help us answer so many important questions.
Bo: Okay. All right, let me see that thing.
John: Bo... Bo! Damn it, what's the matter with you? Do you have any idea what you've done?
Bo: Damn right I do. Hope is never going near Princess Gina or her memories again. Gina's dead and gone. I just made sure of that.
Jack: So... you won't give me another chance for Abigail's sake? Look, you won't even know that I am here. I'm going to stay in my room most of the time. I'll eat out at restaurants.
Jennifer: Come on, Jack, don't you realize this was so wrong from the very beginning? You have played too many games, and you have told too many lies, and you have disappointed too many people. And the saddest part about all of this is that there was no point to it. You didn't have to lie to Greta and tell her that you were gay because you didn't want her to fall in love with you. All you had to do was be honest with her and tell her there was no chance between the two of you because you were still in love with me. And you know what, Jack? She may have been disappointed, but she wouldn't have felt used and betrayed and hurt that she actually had to leave Salem. You did that. You drove her out of here, Jack.
Jack: I know. I regret that. I do. She is a lovely person. It was irresponsible.
Jennifer: It was irresponsible and unforgivable and totally devoid of any single thought about anybody but yourself, but you know what? That is you. It is your impulse to lie, to deceive people, to get out of things. I don't want to be with a man like that because I would never know if I could ever trust you or believe you, Jack.
Jack: You're right, you're right. You're absolutely right. You usually are, but just... this is... this is the worst time to do this to Abigail. And really, she is so young. She is so vulnerable. When she is older, she won't need us as much. She won't need us together as a couple. She'll have her own life. It's not going to hurt her as much then as it's going to hurt her now.
Jennifer: What are you talking about? It's our responsibility as parents to do more than just be there for Abby and to love her. We have to be the kind of people with principles and morals and values that she cannot only respect but emulate one day, Jack.
Jennifer: I know that you are a good and loving father, and I know that Abby means the world to you. But we -- we just can't do this anymore. Having you here is just too wrong for me to be right for Abby.
Jack: I-I understand. I do, I do.
Jennifer: And I would never keep you from seeing her, Jack. I would never deprive you of being with your daughter, or her with you. And I'm going to go talk to her right now and I'm going to explain to her the best that I can that you're not going to be living here anymore. And when I bring her out here, I just hope --
Jack: No, no, don't -- don't worry, don't worry. I won't make any promises that I can't keep. I won't say anything to upset her. I won't.
Cameron: Look, be, does it really matter who's leaking those stories to the tabloid? The important thing is that it's undermining the Brady's, which is helping your case against them.
Abe: It's reprehensible.
Cameron: Look, I don't need to remind you that this case is going to be almost impossible to win. And, yes, at the end of the day, there will be some blood spilled, but that just might be the price that you have to pay to keep your child.
Abe: You know, I have made my position very clear. You will stay within the bounds of the law and common decency.
Cameron: I understand.
Abe: I've got to get to work.
Cameron: I'll be in touch.
Abe: Cameron. Remember, you work for me. I expect to be informed about everything you're doing, and you will not meet with my wife alone.
Cameron: I understand.
Abe: You'd better.
Cameron: We'll talk soon.
Lexie: Oh, so, um, I wasn't expecting to see you here.
Brandon: Yeah, I can tell.
Lexie: What? What's that look? Oh, oh, I -- look, I know you're upset with me for not being in touch. I'm -- I'm sorry. It's just been so craz--
Brandon: I've heard, Lexie.
Lexie: Heard what?
Brandon: Enough to know that what you're doing is wrong.
Lexie: Really. Well, I hate to burst your bubble, Brandon, but I don't want your opinion, and I certainly don't need your approval.
Brandon: Lexie, I've known about this baby switch almost as long as you have!
Lexie: Keep your voice down.
Brandon: I warned you that there was no way that you would get away with keeping this a secret, that you couldn't keep the truth from coming out. And then I come back to Salem from Las Vegas, and I see it in screaming headlines in the newspaper.
Lexie: You know what? I don't have time for this.
Brandon: Hey, Lexie.
Brandon: You're out of control, and you're playing a very dangerous game. If Bo and Hope find out that you're the one who's smearing them, what do you think that's going to do to your chances of retaining custody of your son?
Lexie: I'm so sick and tired of everyone telling me that I am not going to keep Isaac. I'll never give him up, Brandon, no matter what. God help anyone who tries to stand in my way, including you.
Brandon: Are you threatening me, Lexie?
Lexie: No, no. Of course not. Look, Brandon, I'm just upset, okay? I'm rattled. I mean, surely you can understand that.
Brandon: You're on dangerous ground, Lexie. And if you keep this up, you are going to alienate everyone in your life and wind up alone.
Lexie: What happened to you, Brandon, huh? There was a time when you were supportive of me, when you would be on the phone with me day and night trying to help me. My trusted and my loyal friend, but now you -- maybe it's because you're dating Jennifer Horton, hmm? Maybe you don't need me in your life anymore.
Brandon: I am still there for you, Lexie. I am just trying to get you to check yourself. And as far as being your friend, it gets harder and harder.
Lexie: What a lovely thing to say.
Brandon: I can't be there for you if you're willing to hurt other people to get what you want.
Lexie: Ah, yes, you're such a sensitive person.
Brandon: The day is going to come soon when you're going to need a friend really badly. When that day does come, you're not going to have any left.
Lexie: Fine, who cares? Friends are way overrated, especially in your case. Besides, I don't need anyone, except my little boy.
John: Do you have any idea what you've just done? Don't you even give a damn?
Bo: You might want to hold your voice down before you attract a crowd.
John: This isn't about you, Bo! You have just destroyed our last chance of getting the answers we all need. Don't you understand that?
Bo: What answers? You just said yourself, this thing -- we can't trace it back to DiMera. The only other answer it might give us is the identity of the father of Hope's baby, and that is not important enough to risk her sanity. I'll handle this, John. I'll find Isaac's father. So do me a favor, mind your own business. Stay out of our lives.
Hope: John, I want you to know that I really do appreciate your wanting to help, and for a minute there, I thought it was a great idea. But now I-I have to admit that I'm relieved that Bo destroyed the chip. And while Isaac and his biological father are never far from my mind, right now... I have to focus on this little guy over here.
John: Yeah. I heard about the judge's ruling. I'm sorry about that. Listen, if there's anything Marlena and I can do, you just let me know, all right?
Bo: At this point, short of a miracle, there's nothing anyone can do.
Hope: You don't think we're going to get that miracle, do you, Brady?
Celeste: Where have you been, Alexandra?
Lexie: I just met with an old friend. What?
Celeste: You tell me what. Tell me what you're really up to.
Brandon: Well, if it isn't the commander.
Abe: I haven't seen you in a while.
Brandon: Well, it hasn't been long enough for me. I did just run into your wife, however.
Abe: You stay away from Lexie.
Brandon: That's Lexie's call, not yours, commander. And instead of threatening me, how about being more of a husband and less of a cop?
Abe: How dare you give me advice about my wife?
Brandon: Gee, you're offended. I'm so sorry. And you're probably going to like it even less when I give you a warning -- don't go anywhere near my Mother.
Abe: Your mother and I are friends.
Brandon: Well, that's pretty hypocritical, don't you think? You don't want me to be friends with your wife, yet you use the excuse of friendship to keep sniffing around my Mother.
Abe: You don't know what you're talking about.
Brandon: I know a hell of a lot more than you think I do.
Jack: I know that Jennifer's upset with me right now, and I don't blame her. I don't, but I know in time that she will come around. But I-I -- I promise you, I will never -- I'll never, ever try one of these stupid stunts again. I won't. But Jennifer's got to understand that I -- I did this, all of it, out of love for her. I just want us to get married again and be a real family with Abigail. If -- if you could help Jennifer understand that, I would deeply appreciate it. I mean, you know me. You know what I'm like, Alice. You -- I mean, you know that I would never, never intentionally hurt anyone. Well, aren't you going to say anything?
Alice: Try this -- you screwed up big time.
Jack: But I never meant to -- oh.
Alice: You lied, Jack. But this time, it was unforgivable. And I fully support Jennifer in her decision to move on without you.
Abby: Great-Grandma's recipe is the best. I sure hope we win the "Winning Is Sweet" contest.
Jennifer: Yeah. Me too, baby. Uh, listen, there's, um... there's something that I want to tell you, and it's about daddy, and I just want to tell you that he's not going to be living here anymore.
Abby: Why, Mommy? It's okay. I think I know why. Daddy messed up, and you got mad at him, like you were in Africa.
Jennifer: Yeah. You know, baby, that's right. But he's going to be leaving us instead of us leaving him.
Abby: For how long, Mommy?
Jennifer: I don't know, baby. I-I really don't know.
Lexie: Mom, you know what? I really can't deal with this right now. I have enough on my mind. Would you please just take Isaac home, and I'll meet you back there later?
Celeste: All right, okay. I'm not going to push for now, but I'm warning you, Alexandra -- winning at all cost can mean losing everything. Come, darling. Yes, darling. We're going to go shopping now. Come, come.
Lexie: You're wrong, Mom. In this case, winning, no matter what the cost, is all that matters.
Abe: It's you.
Abe: You know, you're lucky I didn't have you arrested for storming into my house and --
John: Oh, so now it's your house, hmm?
Abe: You attacked servants, you tied up my wife, you threatened her, you took an illegal DNA sample from my son --
John: Only to prove what we suspected all along -- that you and Lexie have Hope's child.
Abe: You're not Usaac's father. You stay the hell away from my home and my family.
John: I only did what I had to do, Abraham. You can understand that, can't you?
Abe: I'm going to put you on notice, John -- you go anywhere near my home and my family, there won't be enough left of you to put in jail. Nobody messes with my family and gets away with it.
Bo: Yeah, I believe in miracles, and I know you do, too. How could we not, after everything we've been through? I'm not giving up, and I don't want you to, either. We have to hope for the best and pray that we have the strength to hold up if the worst does happen.
Hope: I can't even think about that. I can't imagine a world without J.T., Bo. I mean, how am I supposed to get up in the morning without seeing him smile when I make him breakfast or go to bed at night without tucking him in or kissing him good night or brushing back that little curl that... I know Glen loves his son and wants to be with him, and, you know, I really didn't understand it until I held Isaac in my arms for the first time, knowing that he was mine. I don't want to let him go. You were there. You witnessed it. Everything that Glen feels about J.T. is what I feel about Isaac. He's mine. I want him back with me, Bo.
Hope: Oh, God, I just -- you know, I just wish we could go back in time and stop all of this from happening. I'd make a deal with the devil himself if I could keep my son.
Bo: No, you wouldn't, but I think Lexie has. I'm afraid that's exactly what she's done -- made a deal with the devil.
Abby: Mommy told me you're leaving.
Jack: Well, um... Ahem, yes. Yes, it's true. It's true that I am leaving, but it's the best thing right now for all of us.
Jack: I love you, Abigail. I love you.
Abby: I love you, too, Daddy. I'm going to miss you.
Jack: Yeah, well, I'm going to miss you, too, but just because we're not together doesn't mean that we're not going to see each other all the time. In fact, I am going to call you tonight, and we're going to make some plans. We are going to -- we're going to go to -- to the movies and the museum and to Six Flags and... you're going to have, um... you're going to have mommy here and Mr. Ted. Well, I-I have to, uh... I got to saddle up that ol' horse and be on my way, all right? I got places to go and people to see.
Abby: Daddy, please don't go.
Jack: This is hard, I know. It's really hard. It's hard for me, too. But it doesn't mean that we're -- we're going to see each other. I'm going to call you tonight, and then, um... I won't -- I won't be able to kiss you good night, but I'm going to give you a good night call, and that'll be -- it won't be nearly as lovely, but that's the best -- it's the best we can do right now. It's something, right? It's something.
Abby: Daddy. Daddy.
Jack: Until next time. [Door opens] [Door closes]
[Cellular phone rings] [Ring]
Brandon: Brandon Walker. Yeah, that's right, I'm back. I'm not sure that's such a good idea. All right, I -- all right, I'll meet with you. I just -- I need to check in at the hospital first, and then I'll meet with you when I can. Okay. Bye. Hope M'm not going to regret this.
Bo: Let's go home. Have you had enough of the big outdoors there, buddy?
Hope: Let's build a fire tonight, okay? We'll all snuggle up together.
Bo: You got it.
Hope: Wonder what's going on.
Bo: Must be something big in the headlines. Want to go check it out?
Abe: You know, there's no excuse for invading my home and terrorizing my family.
John: Abraham, we've known for a long time your wife's been lying to all of us -- you, Bo, Hope, me. She's been trying to cover up the fact that she's had Hope's baby for a long time. She's known the truth long before any of us did. She flat-out lied about it. Let me tell you what's going on with her, okay? She's turning into her father, and pretty soon, she's going to become a full-blown DiMera unless you admit the truth about her and do something to stop it.
Hope: Oh, my God! Oh, my God! Look at this!
John: It's Hope.
Hope: This is unbelievable.
John: What's going on? Where'd you get -- did you get that over here?
John: "Hope Williams Brady, recently named mother of the year in a grand celebration hosted by the lovely and elegant Dr. Alexandra DiMera Carver conveniently claims amnesia as the excuse for an affair with prominent Salem Businessman John Black. While Mr. Black was honeymooning with his current wife, the eminent Salem psychiatrist Dr. Marlena Evans Black, Mrs. Brady apparently seduced him, luring him away to a private submarine off the coast of Hawaii. Both Mr. Black and Mrs. Brady initially believed him to be the father of the child she was raising, John Thomas Brady, a fact that she kept from her own husband, Salem Police Officer Bo Brady. It has recently come to light that Mr. Black is not, in fact, the father of Mrs. Brady's baby. Mrs. Brady has been forced to admit that she has no idea who the father might be." Where the hell did they get this garbage?
Hope: You. You did this.