Lucas: What the hell are we going to do when we get to the executive offices, Mom, take everybody hostage?
Kate: As a last resort. Would you just relax, okay? I know what I'm doing.
Lucas: All right, what's the plan then? We get off the elevator. Then what?
Kate: Oh, it's going to be such a breeze. I'll distract Victor. You go to Nicole's office and seduce her.
Lucas: Are you out of your mind?
Nicole: Why is Roman Brady sending packages to the guy who left his daughter at the altar?
Sami: Okay. I have got to get that tape before Nicole sends it to Austin.
Victor: Sami, haven't you caused enough trouble?
Lexie: It's me. Good work on your article. I've got more, if you want. And I'm sure you do. After all, the name of the game is selling newspapers, right? [Laughs] Right away. Meet me at pier 14. I'm heading out now.
Abe: You going somewhere, Lexie?
Hope: [Laughing] Guess what we're having for dinner tonight. Mac and cheese! Yay!
Bo: Yay! And cherry jigglers for dessert.
Hope: Ooh, that's right, sweetheart. All your favorites. Look at this. Look at that. This is your favorite, yeah.
Hope: Maybe we should let him stay up past his bedtime, make this night last as long as possible.
Bo: As long as possible, yeah.
Hope: Yeah. Yeah!
Shawn-D: I took Jan some soup.
Bo: How's she doing?
Shawn-D: Not so good. She took those sedatives that the doctor gave her.
Hope: She'll probably sleep for 12 hours then. She'll need it after what she's been through.
Bo: Shawn, there's something we need to tell you about Glen and J.T.
Shawn-D: Great. Like when Glen's next visitation is, or how long before we get J.T. back?
Bo: This time he's not coming back.
Sami: Austin asked me to clean out his desk -- you know, gather his photographs and such.
Victor: Bull. Austin never wants to have anything more to do with you. Besides, Nicole is sending Austin's things to him tonight.
Sami: Nicole, huh? That figures.
Victor: She was his immediate superior, and they're still working together on the Permalash account, even though Austin is in New York. For all I know, Austin and Nicole have never been closer.
Sami: My, you don't sound too happy about that. I bet you'd be even more unhappy if you had seen them kiss in Vegas.
Victor: What are you talking about?
Sami: Oh, yeah, right before he left in the middle of the hotel lobby. Let me just tell you, it was not a peck on the cheek. This was a toe-curling kiss that went on and on. In fact, they could have been naked in bed, it was so hot.
Nicole: What the hell's going on?
Victor: My question exactly, Nicole.
Lucas: Nicole and I hate each other now, Mom. We can't even be in the same room.
Kate: Well, then force yourself. As I recall, you and Nicole spent a lot of time alone upstairs in your bedroom. I'm sure you remember how to push her buttons. Just get in there and get that tape.
Lucas: Sami probably already has the tape.
Kate: Sami's ruthless, but she's not that bright. No way she's outsmarted Nicole that quickly, all right? We still have a chance.
Lexie: You're always creeping up on me.
Abe: Well, I didn't used to need your permission to enter a room.
Lexie: I don't like being watched.
Abe: Where's Isaac?
Lexie: He's upstairs with Eliana.
Abe: Caught the last part of your conversation. Sounded like you're going out to meet someone. You got your purse.
Lexie: Oh, goodness. It never stops -- the endless third degree from my cop husband. I wasn't expecting you home so early, so I was going to meet a former co-worker for coffee. Am I allowed out? Maybe you want to install a time clock in the foyer so you can keep track of my comings and goings -- you know, exactly how much time I spend at home.
Abe: Now why are you being so defensive?
Lexie: You act like you don't trust me, Abe. I'm sick of it.
Abe: Yeah, well, not as sick as I am of this habit you've gotten into of never answering my questions.
Lexie: Then take a hint. Stop asking.
Abe: You know, more and more you become a woman that I don't recognize.
Lexie: I'm my Father's daughter. Yeah, yeah, yeah.
Abe: Yeah. A DiMera. You're sure as hell not a Carver anymore.
Lexie: Ooh, and being a Carver is so fine and upstanding, isn't it? Like you've never done anything wrong. Ha!
Abe: I've never consciously broken the law.
Lexie: No, Abe, you just follow the rules. If the rules say keep walking until you fall off a cliff, you'll keep walking like a fool. If I left it up to you, you'd hand Isaac over to Bo and hope wrapped with a big red ribbon.
Abe: No. I am as committed to keeping our son as you are. But the difference is --
Lexie: The difference is you're a coward!
Abe: Damn it, the difference is that I will not allow myself to act immorally or illegally in the name of our son! Whereas you, in your own words, will do anything to win, no matter what.
Lexie: To keep Isaac? Yes. And if you had any guts, you'd say the same thing.
Shawn-D: No! We cannot let Glen take him away. I thought you were going to find a way.
Bo: I tried. I did my best.
Shawn-D: Your best? Well, what is that? 'Cause I'm under the impression they're taking my brother away, Dad.
Hope: Shawn --
Bo: Step over here. You stop it. Stop it right now. Your mother is just barely holding it together, and you pull this? That makes it even harder on her, not to mention J.T. just 'cause he's little doesn't mean he can't feel when something bad is happening. So you want him to leave here filled with your feelings of grief and loss so somewhere in his heart is our sadness? And that will haunt him the rest of his life. He'll feel sad, and he won't know why. Do you want him to walk out of here scared and crying?
Shawn-D: I don't want him to leave.
Bo: I know you don't, but I also know you want the best for him. That means making his last few hours here the happiest he's ever had, because we love him with all our hearts. We've loved him from the day he was born. We don't have any control over his future. That has been taken away from us. But we have tonight. And we can make tonight the happiest night he's ever had.
Bo: Hey, you! Yeah, you. Come here, you. You playing with your mama? [J.T. giggling]
Hope: Shawn, look at me. I know we're asking an awful lot of you, honey, but your dad and I can't do it on our own, okay? We need your help. J.T. needs you to play with him and tell silly jokes like you always do. Look at me. It's the last time we get to show him how much we love him.
Bo: Can you do that, Sailor Man? Can you do that for your brother?
Shawn-D: Yes, I can.
Sami: I was just filling Victor in on that hot kiss you and Austin shared in Vegas. I guess you forgot to tell him about that.
Victor: Shut up, Sami.
Sami: Oh, Daddy's angry.
Victor: Nicole, I want to talk to you in my office.
Nicole: Oh, Henry, wait a minute. I have a package to go to Permalash.
Sami: Oh... she's sending late-night packages to Austin?
Nicole: Here you go.
Victor: If you're done doing favors for Austin, in my office.
Sami: [Clears throat]
Henry: Uh, Mr. Kiriakis, I --
Sami: Hey there. Delivering the mail is so, um, sexy.
Henry: Sexy, huh?
Sami: Well, yeah, you know? Handling the packages and the letters that people send each other. It's very intimate.
Henry: I guess.
Sami: So what's your next stop?
Henry: Well, it was in there, but it looks like I'm going to have to wait.
Sami: I guess so. Well, anyway, I'll see you around. Whoa!
Henry: Oh, my God. What happened? What happened?
Sami: Oh, my gosh, I guess my heel broke.
Henry: Oh, um, do --
Sami: Maybe you could fix it for me.
Sami: Yeah, you know, you seem very handy.
Henry: I guess.
Sami: Well, we could go into that office and see if there's some glue that you could use.
Henry: Um, all right.
Lucas: I told you she'd beat us to it.
Kate: Shh! I have to think.
Lucas: Think about what? What's there to think about? That's it. We're dead.
Abe: You know, I take my role as a father very seriously, and that includes setting an example of the right way to live. I never want to pass on to my child the impulse to do the wrong thing.
Lexie: Not even when it's for the right reason?
Abe: There is no right reason to lie, cheat, or steal something that doesn't belong to you.
Lexie: Abe, I'm talking about our child, our son.
Abe: Lexie, I insist that we pass on a legacy he can point to with pride, a legacy of common decency and respect of the rights of others -- a concept that your father just laughed at while he trampled on the rights of all of us.
Lexie: My Father loves his children. That's his legacy to me. It's a legacy I choose to pass on to Isaac. That little boy will know that his mother fought to hold on to him, Abe, no matter what the cost.
Abe: Lexie, for God's sake, please. Please don't do something you'll regret.
Lexie: As long as I get to keep Isaac, I won't have any regrets. I'm going out. [Door slams]
Shawn-D: The fire truck is coming! The fire truck is coming!
Hope: Did you hear the siren? Whoo, whoo, whoo, whoo, whoo! Yeah, here it goes! Here it goes! There's your fire engine!
Shawn-D: There it is! Daddy, look what I can do.
Shawn-D: Yeah, yeah, Bo-Bo. [Laughs]
Hope: Can you say "hi, Daddy"? Say "hi, Daddy."
Bo: Hey, J.T.
Hope: Say "hi, Daddy."
Bo: Yeah, hi.
Hope: We love you, Daddy.
Bo: 24, zoom, on 2!
Hope: J.T., touchdown, 1, 2, 3, hut! Hut! Hut to the quarterback! There we go! Look! Look at the doggy! Oh, my goodness.
Bo: Woof, woof.
Hope: Look at dog--
Hope: Daddy's playing with you. It's just a doggy.
J.T. Bad dog.
Hope: Doggy. They're good, honey.
Shawn-D: I'll protect you from the doggy.
Shawn-D: I'm going to get you! Ahh!
Hope: Let's catch 'em, Daddy.
Bo: There you go.
Shawn-D: J.T., pop a bubble. Pop it. Pop it, J.T.! Pop it!
Hope: Yeah, let's blow it to Shawn.
Bo: Do you want to try? Want to start a new one?
Bo: Blow in it. Blow. Oh, you're going to be -- you're armed now. [Laughing]
Bo: Everybody ready?
Hope: Come on, slugger! Yay!
Hope: Hey! [Laughter]
Shawn-D: J.T., look at the camera. J.T., look over here. 1, 2, 3.
Hope: Look at Shawn. Look at Shawn. Yay!
Shawn-D: All right, Dad, I got to get a good picture of that. Come here. Look at me, J.T. look at me. 1, 2, 3.
Bo: Look at your brother. Yeah, that was perfect. Okay, it's all set.
Hope: There, J.T. look. Come on, honey, hurry up. Hurry up. Sit down.
Bo: Here we go. You ready? Look at the camera. 1...
Bo and Hope: 2...
Bo: 3, yeah! That's the last roll on that -- or picture on that roll.
J.T.: All done.
Shawn-D: All done, yeah.
Hope: Uh, I think it's time to feed my three hungry men. I'll be back. [J.T. babbles]
Shawn-D: Hey, come here. Let's pick our your favorite stuffed animal. Which one's your favorite?
Shawn-D: Is it dolphin? Say "Dolphin."
Shawn-D: That's pretty close.
Victor: I am still your boss, Nicole, and when I tell you I want to talk to you, I expect you to show me some respect.
Nicole: Oh, the same respect you showed me when you fired me?
Victor: You're still working here, aren't you?
Nicole: Yeah, only because I stood up for myself.
Victor: Oh, isn't that an interesting spin? You held the Permalash account over my head.
Nicole: If I go, I take Permalash with me. That's how Austin set it up. He knew how much getting that account meant to me.
Victor: It seems like Austin did a great deal for you, both personally and professionally.
Nicole: Look, Austin and I are friends. He respects me, which is refreshing.
Victor: Let me ask you something, Nicole. How many male friends have you had in your life? Let me answer that for you, shall I? None. You've never had a platonic relationship. Why should I think you have one with Austin now?
Nicole: I don't care what you believe.
Victor: Nicole! Are you planning a future with Austin Reed?
Sami: Okay, let's see what the big-shot executive keeps in her drawers. We have pens and nail polish remover. Band-aids? Costume jewelry. Aha! Super glue. I knew Nicole wouldn't let me down. You know, um, I could do this myself, but maybe it's better to apply the glue while I'm wearing the shoe. So here you go. And I'll hold this.
Lucas: I can't hear anything in there -- nothing. I wonder what she's doing.
Sami: There you go.
Kate: How should I know? I don't have x-ray vision.
Sami: How's it going down there?
Henry: Uh... [Laughs]
Sami: [Clears throat]
Man: God, Bo and Hope Brady are good copy.
Lexie: Well, the Brady's haven't hit bottom yet, but they will once you print the latest dirt.
Man: What have you got?
Lexie: This will bury their chances of ever getting custody of my son.
Man: [Laughs] Whew. Oh, my God. Is this stuff true? No, don't answer. I don't want to know.
Lexie: Oh, believe me, it's all true. You won't be sued for libel.
Man: I will see that all of this is in the next edition.
Abe: Like hell you will.
Man: Hey, I don't know who you are, buddy.
Abe: I'm the Commander of the Salem Police Department.
Man: Police? Lady, if you set me up...
Abe: That lady is my wife. If you know what the hell is good for you, you'll forget what you read here, and you'll stay the hell away from her! Now get out!
Abe: So, any more lies, Ms. DiMera?
Lucas: That's it. We're out of time. What's the plan?
Kate: Cover me. I'm going in.
Lucas: Freeze! Freeze, Sami!
Sami: You don't work here anymore, Kate. What the hell are you doing busting into this office?
Kate: The same thing you're doing. We're searching for the tape, and I know you have it. So hand it over, Sami.
Sami: Tape? What tape?
Kate: Oh, really? If that's the way you want to play it, that's just fine by me. Lucas, you have my permission to strip search the little slut.
Sami: One move, and you're dead, coma boy.
Shawn-D: Dad, can you pass the stale broccoli, please?
Hope: Stale broccoli?
Bo: Hope? What's the matter?
Shawn-D: Mom, are you all right?
Hope: It happened again.
Shawn-D: What happened? Will someone tell me what's going on?
Hope: I've been having these, um... I don't quite know how to describe them, but they're -- they're like blackouts. Only instead of black, everything suddenly turns white. And a couple of times -- no, actually, you know what? It just happened. I saw a white gloved hand.
Shawn-D: A white glove? What does that mean?
Hope: I have absolutely no idea. You know, I've had some -- actually, some pretty weird dreams, too. And I wake up very unsettled, and when I try to remember what the dream is, I -- I think it has something to do with Isaac, with who his father is. Because one of the images I had from when I was Princess Gina was...dancing at a fancy ball.
Shawn-D: Great. So...Isaac's father is a Duke or something, one of Princess Gina�s old boyfriends.
Hope: I don't know.
Shawn-D: But maybe, right? And with our luck, he'll show up and try and take Isaac away from us one day.
Bo: Cut it out, Shawn. Your mother couldn't help what happened to her.
Shawn-D: Oh, yeah, she was a victim of mind control. I know.
Bo: Yeah. That's true.
Shawn-D: It doesn't make it any easier, Dad. We're still losing J.T. tomorrow, and someday maybe Isaac will get taken away from us. The whole thing sucks.
Hope: Shawn --
Shawn-D: You know what? I've lost my appetite. Come on, buddy, don't worry. We're gonna go play, all right? Come here.
Bo: Okay, bye-bye.
Shawn-D: Leave that roll here. Let's go.
Abe: Damn it. There is no justification! Nothing you can say can excuse passing dirt on our friends to that media vulture! And after you swore to me -- you swore to me that you had nothing to do with it, damn it, Lexie! You lied to me! You looked me in the eye -- what else? What else have you lied to me about? Oh, you did know from the beginning that Isaac was Hope's baby.
Lexie: Don't say that! Don't you ever say that! Isaac is mine!
Abe: Yeah, well, you can say it loud. You can shout the whole damn house down! But the fact is, Hope gave birth to that baby. We know it. Bo and Hope knows it. Pretty soon the whole damn world's gonna know it, so you can't hide from it any longer!
Lexie: Well, that doesn't mean I'm going to give him up. Whatever this rag says about Hope Brady is true. What's wrong with telling the truth about Isaac's so-called birth mother, huh?
Abe: You know, if you can't see how morally repugnant your actions have been all the way down the line -- from the first time you learned about that baby switch till your meeting with this sleazy reporter tonight. See, I'm still giving you the benefit of the doubt! So you tell me. Were you involved in that baby switch? Lexie, you're married to a police officer. You were a police officer yourself. So how -- how can you have such little regard for the law?
Abe: Okay... listen to me. Listen to me. I have loved you with all of my heart, but if you've broken the law, and I find out about it, I will have you arrested. You hear me? Wife or no wife, I'll arrest you myself.
Lexie: Well, if you're so hot to put me in handcuffs, go for it.
Nicole: My future and who I spend it with is none of your business.
Victor: I can't tolerate working day after day with a woman I used to share intimacy with.
Nicole: Share intimacy? Oh. Oh, my, aren't we classy. As I recall, the first time you groped me was in the back seat of your limo.
Victor: A woman I can no longer stand the sight of.
Nicole: You know what? Keep dishing it out, Victor, if it makes you feel better, okay? But the only way I leave is if I take the profits of Permalash with me.
Sami: Stay away from me, you loser!
Lucas: Where is it, damn it?
Victor: What's all that shouting? I'm not through with you.
Sami: Don't you come near me, you sick creep!
Kate: You are not getting out of here with that tape, Sami!
Sami: One more step, and you're dead, Lucas!
Lucas: What are you going to do, get me with the mail cutter?
Kate: Hand it over!
Nicole: Hey, get off my desk!
Victor: What the hell is going on in here?
Lexie: Being Isaac's mom is all I want from this life, and I won't let anyone take that away from me. Yes. I did plant those stories in the "Intruder," and I would do it again. There's no limit to what I would do to hold on to my son.
Abe: Then you don't deserve to keep him.
Lexie: Damn you, Abe.
Abe: I've stood by long enough, Lexie. You want to know what I would do to keep my son? I'll tell you. I'm going to take Isaac out of this house, away from your damn DiMera influence.
Lexie: No, you will do no such thing.
Abe: Watch me.
Lexie: Don't you dare touch my baby!
Abe: Lexie, he is my baby, too, and he's my responsibility, since clearly you're not playing with a full deck.
Lexie: No, no, no, he belongs with me, Abe.
Abe: Yeah, well, I used to think so until what I learned about you tonight.
Lexie: Bo and Hope want to rip him out of my arms, and you're going to help them? How can you do that?
Abe: He's not safe with you. He's not safe.
Lexie: Abe, Isaac loves me, okay? He loves me. He needs me. Ever since the first day I carried him into our house, I have loved him. I have taken care of him. Honey, honey, honey... Isaac is my world, okay? And I am his world. You know what it'll do to him to lose me. You take another step, and I'll call security.
Abe: You'd actually do that, wouldn't you?
Lexie: When I say I'll do anything, I mean it. Don't test me, Abe.
Abe: I did... and you failed.
Lexie: Where are you going?
Abe: I'm going to pack my things, and I'm going to get the hell away from you. But before I go out that front door, I'm going to say goodbye to my son.
Sami: Well, it's, um, all about my engagement ring, you see. I, um, I wanted to see it one last time before Nicole sent it to Austin. You know, to remind myself of the love that we shared.
Kate: Oh. Oh, I wanted to make sure the little tramp didn't put the diamond in her pocket because the ring belongs to Austin.
Victor: Give me the ring. Let's get this over with, Sami. Don't make me pat you down.
Sami: What is it with everybody tonight? Jeez.
Victor: Just put it in the package where we can all watch you do it.
Nicole: How did you get the package anyway, Sami? I gave it to the mail clerk.
Victor: Who's that?
Nicole: Henry, what are you doing under my desk?
Henry: Uh, I came in to check the out box, and, um, all these folks came in, so I just --
Nicole: Yeah, all right. Whatever. Just get what you came for, and get out.
Kate: You've got your nerve, Sami, trying to steal what doesn't belong to you.
Sami: Well, Austin gave me this ring!
Lucas: Yeah, but he wanted it back.
Victor: Henry, you forgot the package.
Nicole: Wh-what are you doing? Is that some kind of new dance? Wh-what is that?
Sami: I, um, dropped my earring.
Victor: First, she's on the desk, now she's on the floor.
Lucas: Here, let me help you, Sami.
Victor: Have you people all gone bonkers? Get up! Get out of this office! Get out of Titan! Call security. Make sure these people leave the building.
Bo and Hope: Yay!
Hope: Oh, J.T.!
Bo: All down! You know, I don't know what's more fun -- building those towers or knocking 'em over.
Shawn-D: I think knocking 'em over.
Hope: I think we should've taken a picture of it, because it was beautiful, and I was very proud.
Bo: Next time.
J.T.: Lego. "B"...
Hope: I think it's time for him to go to bed.
Hope: Come on, J.T.
Bo: Time for you to go to bed. Say, "Good Night. I Love You." Give me a kiss. There you go.
Shawn-D: Come here, bud. Hey. Hey, if you have any nightmares tonight, guess what? I'm going to be there for you, right? 'Cause I'm always going to be there for you. Give me a kiss. All right. Come here. Mama's going to take you up.
Hope: That's right. It's time for beddy-bye, my sweet little angel face. Okay, bunny, let's go.
Shawn-D: Oh, you know what? I think he wants to walk up. There you go.
Hope: Okay, did you say good night? Say bye-bye.
Bo: Well, we'd better get this place cleaned up.
Bo: Come here.
Abe: Oh, my beautiful Isaac. You look so peaceful when you're asleep. And I pray this is the beginning of a long beautiful life for you. You know, I usually don't have a whole lot of trouble figuring out what's right and acting on it. I never had a child before. You've changed everything, everything about my life. You made me want to be a better man. It's not always easy. Ever since that miraculous day when you were born, I did understand one thing. That is, your father -- it's up to me to, uh, lead by example. For you, so you would have someone to show you the way in life -- the right way. I, um, I don't want to leave you, son. I... you know, as I go, I just... my God, I hope -- I hope my love can just shield you from all harm. You're going to be in my thoughts every single minute, son. Oh, God. May God grant us both some strength. Goodbye. Goodbye, Isaac. Please remember that your daddy always loves you.
Sami: Oh, I had it! I had it and then I lost it.
Kate: Had what?
Lucas: Lost what, huh?
Sami: My earring!
Lucas: Stop. We looked. There was no earring.
Sami: I'm telling you that there was, okay? I just don't know what happened to it.
Kate: Well, we certainly didn't take it, damn it. Who...
All: The mail guy!
Nicole: All right, all right, stop them. Make sure they get into the elevator, out of the parking lot, and not allowed back in the building.
Lucas: Sir, you don't understand --
Man: Please just go.
Sami: [Thinking] The guy from the mail room must've picked up the tape by mistake when all that stuff fell of Nicole's desk.
Lucas: [Thinking] That jerk went into Victor's office with all that stuff.
Kate: [Thinking] I have to find some way to get into Victor's office and get that tape.
Victor: What the hell?
Abe: Lexie, uh...
Abe: You know, uh, saying goodbye to my son was the hardest thing I ever had to do. But I know in my heart it was right. When we married, I-I believed it was forever.
Abe: But the woman I exchanged vows with just doesn't exist anymore. We haven't had a marriage for a long, long time, and I'm the one that's going to walk out that door, but you're the one who left our marriage... with a vengeance. I look at you now, and I... I don't know who you are. You know, one of these days, you're going to -- you're going to catch yourself in a mirror, and even you won't recognize yourself. Well, see? There I go. I'm giving you way too much credit again, because you'll probably be proud of what you see.