After being accosted by men from her past, Nicole cashes the check that Kate gave her, endorsing it on request from the bank vice president (A.C. Cobb). Kates lawyer Gregory tells her that with Lucas marrying Nicole, it increases his chances for custody. Eric and Roman are frustrated to find Roberto still in a coma, and Roman doesnt want to loan Eric the money to set up house with Nicole. Marlena tells Carrie that its not she who needs to forgive her; rather, Austin needs to forgive her. Sami encourages Austin to give him and Carrie a second chance, and hopes they can give Will a good home.