Thursday, October 28, 2004
Out in the hall away from Belle and Shawn's argument, Mimi accuses Jan of brainwashing Shawn. Jan warns that if she does anything, she'll tell Rex she had an abortion. Back inside, Mimi considers telling Philip who shredded his uniform but then backs down as Jan watches and claims that a burglar may have done it. As Brandon drives towards Salem, he calls his adviser Dr. Reiche about the Basic Black funding offer and admits he wants to talk with someone before he decides whether to accept it. Later, Kate calls the same doctor and it's revealed that he is working with her to get Brandon to Salem. While Kate meets with Eugenia to further discuss their plans, Dr. Reiche talks again with Brandon and urges him to move his Outreach program to Salem. Thinking about Abe and then Tek, Lexie returns home after work and finds her mother playing with her tarot cards, talking about the end of one journey and the beginning of another. Lexie asks for an explanation but Celeste can't help. As Lexie complains about Abe and now Tek being gone, Celeste urges her not to pursue a relationship with Tek. Explaining why she can't go to Chicago to meet Brandon, Lexie refuses to consider the idea of Brandon coming to Salem because of Sami. Sami decides to burn any reminders of Brandon but as she does so, she's shocked by who shows at the door. On the island, Nicole comes to after the volcano explodes and finds Brandon out cold. She kisses him to bring him around while Abe discovers Victor still hurt. Brady tries to revive him. Tek arrives and reveals that everyone left while Bo and Hope went looking for a missing Billie. Abe orders Tek to take the Phoenix ring from Stefano's lifeless and burned corpse but before he can, Tek is trapped by falling debris while someone grabs the ring. Meanwhile, Victor suddenly wakes as Nicole works to save his life.