The hand switches the lids on the petri dishes. Shawn assures Mimi things will work out this time. The Hand opens the door and watches.
Belle says, "Just think, in nine short months, or three DOOL weeks, Claire could have a little brother or sister."
Phillip hugs Belle and looks over her shoulder as the hand stalks, "We may have a problem."
Billie asks Patrick if it's a good idea for him to be here. He tells her if he is the father of Hope's baby, he wants to be here to find out as soon as the tests are in and stick it to Bo. Billie says Bo will go ballistic if he finds Patrick here. "Which is why Hope needs me," says Patrick.
"But if you weren't here, Bo wouldn't go ballistic and Hope wouldn't need you," says Billie.
"Logic is the last refuge of puny minds," says Patrick.
Hope tells Bo the tests are just about underway. There is no doubt in Bo's feeble mind he is the father. He claims he can prove it.
Sami dreams of her wedding. Flash forward. Instead of Austin, she sees Lucas and snaps out of it. Lucas barges in with a bag slung over his shoulder, "I'm movin' in."
Sami asks, "What? Did you change your mind about marrying Carrie?"
Carrie stands on the rooftop and contemplates the fact that she is really getting married tomorrow. Flash forward to Lucas putting the ring on her finger. He turns into Austin, of course. Carrie worries that she may be making a mistake. "Do I really love Lucas," she asks.
Austin comes up behind her, "Do you?"
Carrie asks what he is doing here. "I just came up to hit the bag around a few times."
The bag nods and moves away from him.
He says he thinks she's not sure about the wedding. He wonders if she would be marrying Lucas if she weren't pregnant.
"I'd be marrying him," she says, "We just wouldn't be having that special shotgun ceremony."
Lucas says he hasn't changed his mind. He was joking about moving in. Austin offered for him to stay there since it's bad luck for him to see Carrie before the wedding
Sami sulks and tells him to hang his stuff up. Lucas says he thought they were getting along better. Sami claims he doesn’t know what's going on.
"A part of you doesn’t want me to marry Carrie," says Lucas, "I'm right, aren't I?"
Phillip moves toward the door as the hand stalks. He veers off and says Dr. Jaynes can't change the fact that he has crippled sperm. Belle tells him to stay positive. She reminds him they got pregnant before. Mimi watches as they hug. She thinks, "You and Phillip didn't get pregnant. You and Shawn did."
"Waiting sucks," says Shawn, "Why don't we go check out the babes, uh babies down the hall?" Mimi isn't sure. Shawn says, "I think it would do us good. We're in this for all the Days Of Our Lives, unlike my parents. Let's go."
Bo tells Hope her pregnancy is a sign good things can happen between them again. The baby is a gift from Zack to tell them they belong together. She asks, "If it is Patrick's baby, is that a sign we shouldn't be together?" Poor Bo. He's such an easy target. She thinks he will never look at her the same way after she slept with Patrick. And vice versa with Billie. If Patrick is the father how will they deal with it?
Billie wonders how sure Patrick is he is the father. Bonnie listens. Billie thinks Patrick wants the baby to be his, "What are you going to do about it if it is?"
Bonnie runs up and congratulates him. She gushes. She might be a grandma twice this year – a young one. Patrick tells her to back off. He doesn't know if he is the father, "It could be Bo's baby."
Brainiac walks into the room as Patrick says this. "OMG," says Shawn, "My mother is pregnant?"
Carrie reminds Austin she was engaged to Lucas before she found out she was pregnant. She loves him enough to be the wife he deserves. Austin just wants her to be happy. She insists she and Lucas have committed to each other. Austin says the ring on her finger isn't a wedding ring, and if she isn't sure it's better to end it now.
Carrie asks, "Are you telling me you don't want me to marry Lucas?"
Sami says she is happy for all four of them. She asks if Lucas is having second thoughts. No. Sami thinks this is best for them and Will, too. Lucas thinks it's ironic. All those years he wanted her to become the woman she is now, and now they are marrying other people.
Sami wonders if Austin and Carrie hadn't shown up if they would have gotten back together. Lucas stares.
Phillip and Belle wonder what if it doesn't work. Belle says they will have plenty of time to discuss their options. Dr. Jaynes walks up and they ask if there is any news.
Patrick tells Shawn about the uncertainty over the parentage of his sibling-to-be. Shawn says he is angry but not at Patrick. It's Bo's fault. Mimi wonders if Shawn wants to get into the middle of this. He says he already is. Patrick urges him to give Bo and Hope some time alone. Not Shawn. Oh, no. He'll grab his motorcycle and go in through the window if he can find out where they are.
Bonnie takes her kids aside and tells them they are about to hit the Horton jackpot.
Bo insists the baby is his. Shawn busts in, sans motorcycle, "No matter whose baby it is, after what you did to us, you are going to stay out of Mom's life."
Lucas tells Sami he and Carrie love each other. He can't think about what would have happened if she and Austin hadn't shown up. Sami will be happy, too, if she doesn't screw it up. He takes his stuff to Will's room.
Sami thinks, "I have already done something to ruin both of our futures."
Austin knows they both take their commitments seriously. Carrie says, "What you heard me say was just pre-wedding nerves. End of discussion." If you believe that I have a bridge I'd like to sell...
Austin regurgitates their history. She is the great love of his life and once upon a time he was hers. Carrie flashes back. Shooting stars... New Year... The dipwads have built a fire on the roof... Kisses... Feelings... Taking things further...
Carrie cries. She remembers. She will never forget those times, but they can't go back. Austin says he still loves her. He only turned to Sami because Carrie chose Lucas, "Baby or no baby, it isn't too late to change your mind. But when you take those vows, they are for life. Or a few weeks, anyway."
Shawn and Bo argue. Shawn thinks Bo doesn't deserve forgiveness. He asks if the baby is Patrick's. Bo tells him they don't know yet. Bo starts to rant. Hope shuts Bo up and tells him she wants a minute alone with Shawn.
Bo leaves. Billie to the rescue! She insists Shawn is just angry. "That boy doesn't know angry," says Bo.
"Or much else," says Billie.
Patrick and Mimi tell Bonnie to cool it. Patrick leaves to check out the progress of the ultrasound tests. Mimi tells Bonnie she feels like she is with Shawn under false pretenses. Bonnie says once they have the baby she will have a stronger hold on Shawn than Belle ever will. Patrick comes back. No ultrasound yet. "Once those tests are complete," says Bonnie, "We will have one more tie to the Horton fortune... I mean family."
Dr. Jaynes thinks the procedure will be successful. He'll keep Phillip and Belle posted. He goes into the lab to create life. He tells the technician he doesn't want a mix-up with the man who is funding their research.
The hand stalks and remembers switching the names on the petri dishes. He gives another power fist of victory. Pan in on the petri dishes containing their own version of primordial ooze.
Belle can't believe they are going to have another baby. Phillip reminds her of what pregnancy means... morning sickness and all that. Belle can't wait to get that PPD buzz back.
Billie tells Bo he can't blame himself. He was in a situation of protecting his daughter or his wife. He says if this is Patrick's baby he will lose Hope. Billie tells him to focus on the fact it may be his. She wants him to be happy. She knows Hope is the one he loves.
Patrick wishes they would get on with the tests. Bonnie assures him, "The baby is yours. Lockhart's are famous for being one-shot wonders."
Mimi worries how this will affect Shawn.
Shawn asks if Hope is thinking of forgiving Bo. Dr. Ross interrupts, "Hope, we have to talk."
The tech tells Dr. Jaynes not to worry. He will triple check the labels on the petri dishes before he completes the fertilizations.
Phillip wants to go out and celebrate once they find out the fertilization is successful. And since Belle won't really be pregnant, she can get so plastered she might even want to sleep with him. Belle hopes Mimi and Shawn get their baby, too. Mimi listens and thinks, "Shawn already has a baby – Claire. Just none of you know it." Phillip and Belle hug in the foreground.
Dr. Ross tells Hope the news isn't good. After a pregnant pause, so to speak, she tells her the ultrasound gizmo isn't working. With The Fourth coming up they have to reschedule the tests for after the holiday.
Bonnie sits down beside Billie. She holds up her cell phone, and then takes a swig from its antenna, "I'll lay you odds the baby belongs to Patrick. That leaves Bo open for you. When you get your shot you go for it."
Hope can't believe this. She asks Patrick to walk her to her car. Bo gives him a look. Shawn follows and gives Bo a parting shot, "She made her choice, Dad."
Billie to the rescue again! Bo insists the baby is his. Billie wonders, "What if it isn't?"
"She is my wife," says Bo, "She will not end up with him."
"What are you planning on doing," asks Billie.
"Whatever it takes to get rid of that SOB."
Sami calls Lexie and leaves a message that they have to talk before Carrie and Lucas' wedding.
Lucas overhears. Sami claims she was calling her hairdresser. Lucas doesn't think she needs to worry about her hair. She and Austin have a great future if she wants it. He has to leave and take care of some things.
Sami sits alone and says, "It's not up to me, Lucas. It's up to Lexie, and I'm not gonna let that bitch ruin my entire life."
Carrie insists they can never be together. She flashes back to Lexie's diagnosis. Austin asks why they can't be together, "Tell me the truth. You owe me that much."
Carrie bawls, "You're right. I do."
Triple freeze-frame. Carrie. Lucas. Austin.
Kate says to Sami and Dr. Ho, "So the two of you are hiding something."
Kayla gasps, "Steve, you remember!" She throws her arms around him and Patch stares. Through one eye, of course.
Max asks, "What the hell is your problem?" The brat says, "I'm young and I want to have fun." Max says, "You can have all the fun you want from now on."
Frankie says, "I'd do anything for you and your family." Jennifer says, "I don't know what I'd do without you. I mean that... I mean that." Smooch. Jack comes out of his room.