Curtis Reed came to Salem in 1993 and attempted to assassinate John Black. Curtis failed and was spotted by his daughter, Billie Reed. Curtis was arrested and brought in as the shooter, but Billie told the police that this wasn't the man she saw trying to kill John Black. Billie lied because she didn't want Bo Brady to know that Curtis was her father, who had turned her onto drugs as well as raped her when she was young.
Curtis also paid his wife, Kate Roberts, a visit. Curtis was in need of some money, so he blackmailed her. Kate believed that her husband was dead and she wanted him to stay that way. Kate gladly paid Curtis the money he was after.
Curtis was also assigned with brining Stefano DiMera to Salem. Instead, Curtis kidnapped him and held him for ransom. Curtis arranged to return Stefano to his adopted daughter, Kristen Blake.
Later, Curtis drugged his daughter Billie and took her to the basement where he was staying. Curtis planned to have his way with his daughter, but when the evening was over, Curtis was dead and Billie was arrested for his murder.
Curtis returned to Salem as a ghost. The first time he tried to take Marlena's soul to the devil. The second time he tried to take Billie's soul as well.
Sami Brady Reed was born on October 19, 1984 along with her twin brother Eric.
Sami and her brother Eric were sent to live with Marlena's parents in Colorado when the real Roman Brady returned. Roman and Marlena felt that it would be better to have the twins out of town while they tried to put their life back together. Sami returned to Salem in 1993 and fell in love with Austin Reed, before she knew that he was her sister's boyfriend.
Lucas befriended Sami Brady and the two began to plot. Sami wanted Austin, who was in love with her sister Carrie, and Lucas wanted Carrie, who was in love with Austin. Lucas told Sami that if she lost some weight she might get Austin to notice her, so Sami went on a crash course diet.
Lucas and Sami plotted to keep Carrie and Austin apart, but when Sami learned that Lucas was only interested in taking her sister's virginity, Sami put an end to him and prevented him from making love to Carrie.
Sami spotted her mother, Marlena, making love to John Black at a Titan party. Sami kept the secret, but she became bulimic. Sami told this to her friend, Jamie Caldwell, who she made swear not to tell a soul. Sami was working at the hospital and learned that the baby her mother was carrying was in fact John's. Sami switched the test results her mother had done and she fooled into believing it was her father's. After Belle was born, Sami kidnapped her and planned to sell her. Sami's plan was foiled when John and Kristen posed as the couple who were going to adopt the baby. When asked why she did it, Sami claimed she was jealous of the baby.
Marlena knew that something was wrong with Sami, who was acting very hostile toward her mother. Jaime Caldwell eventually confessed to Marlena that Sami was bulimic. When Marlena confronted Sami, Sami told her that it was her own mother's fault. Sami shocked Marlena by telling her that she had seen her making love with John and she hated her.
In 1994, Stefano DiMera stole Sami's diary and learned that Belle was really John's child. Stefano gave the diary to Roman, who confronted Sami. Sami admitted that she had switched the paternity tests results at the hospital.
Alan came to Salem as Lucas' old buddy from West Point. Alan became infatuated with Carrie and even tried to rape her at Green Mountain Lodge. However, once Alan learned that Carrie had lost her virginity to Austin, Alad decided to go after Carrie's sister Sami. Alan dated Sami and eventually raped her. When Sami finally came forward, with this fact, Lucas and Carrie came up with a plan to trap Alan. Carrie attempted to trick Alan into admitting that he raped Sami. Carrie went to his apartment, but was shocked when she found a shrine to her in Alan's bathroom. Carrie saw a ski mask and realized that Alan was the person of attempted to rape her at Green Mountain Lodge. Sami learned what her sister was attempting to do and she raced to Alan's apartment. Alan took both Sami and Carrie hostage, but Austin and the police managed to save them. A rape trial followed. In an attempt to make Sami look like a liar, the defense made Carrie admit that her sister had lied about many things in the past. Alan was found not guilty and Sami vowed to destroy Carrie's relationship with Austin.
After a good amount of time had past, Alan showed back up to get his revenge on Sami. Alan had a gun and intended to rape Sami again. Alan and Sami fought on the docks and Sami managed to get the gun from Alan. Sami shot Alan in the crotch, which mamed him for life. Lucas managed to get Alan drunk in the hospital and got Alan to admit to raping Sami and many other woman. Alan was sent to prison.
After Alan went to jail, Sami was teased by men and feared that nobody would ever love her. Lucas Roberts was also depressed about the fact that Carrie made it clear that they could only be friends. Both seeking the comfort of the opposite sex, Lucas and Sami made love in the Titan building. Austin saw them, but he assumed it was Carrie and Lucas making love because he saw Carrie's shirt on the floor. Later, Sami drugged Austin and tricked him into sleeping with her because she pretended to be Carrie. The next morning, Austin told Sami he made a mistake and they could not be a couple. Sami ran away as a result. Carrie learned that Austin had slept with someone else, she just didn't know who. Both Austin and Carrie were apart because they both suspected the other of being unfaithful.
Carrie and Austin both searched in LA for Sami, but they could not find her. The two made up and soon became lovers again. Though Austin wanted to tell Carrie who he slept with, Carrie told him not to tell her. The two became engaged and prepared to be married. Tragically, Austin's mother, Kate Roberts, was killed in a plane crash and could not make it to the wedding. As the wedding began, Sami Brady returned, thanks to Vivian, and fainted during their wedding. Sami murmured about her "baby" and she revealed to everyone that she was pregnant. A stunned Austin told Carrie that he could be the father because Sami was the woman he slept with. Carrie slapped Austin and the rest of the Brady clan spurned him for what he had done to their poor Sami.
Lucas asked Sami if there was any possible way that he could be Will's father, but Sami was positive that Will was Austin's child. However, they did have a problem. Nurse Lynn became a problem. Nurse Lynn told Sami about the drug that she used to drug Austin and make love to him. To get Nurse Lynn off their backs, Lucas managed to have her sent to a far off exotic location.
Austin stayed with Sami through her pregnancy and their son, William Reed was born on November 16 8:30 PM, 1995. After his birth, Sami and will moved into the Brady Pub and later with Austin.
Austin and Carrie still had feelings for one another and they agreed to meet up on the roof of their apartment building at the stroke of midnight. They decided that if one of them didn't show up, then it meant that they were over. Unknown to Austin and Carrie, Sami changed the time on Austin's watch so they went to the roof at the wrong time. As a result, both Austin and Carrie thought the other had given up.
Sami managed to drug Carrie's glass of champaign and carried her to bed. Lucas showed up drunk as a skunk and when he passed out, Sami put him in bed with Carrie. Sami then arranged for Austin to see them in bed together. The next morning both Carrie and Lucas were clueless as to how they ended up in bed. As a side effect of running around in the cold weather, Sami developed a high fever and infection and was admitted into the hospital. At the hospital, Austin gave Carrie the cold shoulder and told her that he saw her and Lucas in bed together. Carrie couldn't explain what had happened. After Sami was released, Austin took Sami back to his place to stay. Thinking it was over between her and Austin, Carrie began dating Lucas.
In June of 96, Nurse Lynn Burke and Jaime Caldwell eventually broke and told Kate that Sami drugged Austin to get him to sleep with her and then she and Lucas pulled countless numbers of schemes to break the couple up. Kate proceeded to expose both Lucas and Sami. After Carrie decked Sami, Carrie and Austin reunited and went to Green Mountain Lodge for a few days. Upon returning, Austin and Carrie prepared to sue Sami for custody of Will.
Austin and Carrie attempt to sue Sami for custody of Will fails, Sami wins in the end. Sami moves into a run down apartment and finds things for Austin to come over and fix. Eventually, Austin catches onto her scheme and refuses to come over. Kate gives Austin and Carrie a surprise engagement party and a pre-wedding-honeymoon trip to Paris. Carrie and Austin go to Paris.
Sami makes friend with her neighbor, Mary. Unfortunately, Mary ends up drugging Sami and stealing Will. Mary goes to Paris and plans to sell Will on the black market. Sami notifies the police and later, Marlena says that she saw the woman who kidnapped Will at the airport in Paris. Sami came to Paris, interrupting Carrie and Austin's wedding, and they all searched for Mary. When she was found, Will had already been sold. Luckily, the couple was apprehended before they could flee the country with Will. Unfortunately, the French child protective services refused to turn Will over to an unmarried couple, so Austin and Sami were forced to marry in order to get Will back. They almost had to remain in Paris under observation for 6 months, but a judge decided to let them go when Sami assured him that she and Austin were in love and even offered to stay as long as it was necessary for the courts to see that.
Upon returning to Salem, Austin filed for divorce, so Sami fought back. Sami followed Austin and Carrie up to Green Mountain Lodge and Carrie caught Sami in their room, wearing her negligee. A huge fight followed and Sami pressed charges against Carrie, who was arrested. Sami had a restraining order put on Carrie which forced her to keep 100 feet away from her and Will.
Sami managed to worm her way into the Kiriakis mansion and searched Kate's room. She hit the jackpot when she found a shoebox in Kate's closet full of incriminating evidence. Sami blackmailed Kate and ordered her to give Carrie a promotion at Titan, one that would make her travel a lot. Unfortunately, Sami's plan backfired when Austin said he'd be traveling with Carrie. However, Kate managed to let Carrie continue with her new job without having to travel. Austin and Carrie had planned a romantic, but Sami learned about their trip and stole Austin's car. Something was wrong with the car and she crashed it. Austin was forced to go to the impound to pick his car up. Sami tried to tell Austin that something was wrong with his car, but he didn't believe her. In the parking garage at the impound, Sami begged Austin not to drive it. Austin ignored her and went to take off, but the car's gears slipped and Austin back into Sami and hit her up a wall. Sami is rushed to the hospital and fell into a deep coma.
While Sami was in the hospital, Kate and Vivian both searched Sami's apartment for the blackmail Sami had on Kate. Vivian wanted the blackmail information so she could use it to keep Kate from kicking her out of Titian. Kate went so far as to redecorate Austin's apartment, where Sami had been staying, but she still couldn't find the evidence. Kate was unaware that Sami hid it in a favorite childhood doll, which Carrie took to the hospital in hopes of helping Sami.
Austin thought that by playing the video tape of his wedding to Sami, the music may help her. When the music seemed to have an effect on her, Marlena urged Austin to tell Sami that he loved her. When Sami finally awoke, she thought it was four years back and that she was still sixteen. Sami was also paralyzed from the waste down. Sami's family had to tell her that she was not a teenager anymore, she was a mother now. Slowly, Sami began to remember bits and pieces. Suddenly, Sami remembered her wedding to Austin and she believed she and Austin were happily married. Unfortunately for Carrie and Austin, Mickey told Austin he could not legally divorce Sami when she was not in her right mind. A further blow was dealt when Marlena said that telling Sami the truth could cause her to relapse. Much to Carrie's dismay, Austin had to play the loving husband to Sami.
Lucas decided to use Sami's situation to his own advantage and convinced Sami to go home to Austin and surprise him. Upon arriving at Austin's place, Sami found a woman's negligee and lipstick in the apartment. Sami thought Austin was cheating on her and accused Carrie of stealing her husband, which Carrie denied. Both Austin and Carrie convinced Sami that Austin wasn't cheating on her. Later, Sami asked Mike to release her as an out patient so she could spend time at home with her husband and son.
Sami moved in with Austin and Austin slept on the couch and told her that he is a restless sleeper and didn't want to make her uncomfortable. Sami decided that her sister needs a boyfriend and tried to set Carrie and Lucas up. Sami began to recall bits and pieces of her past, but kept silent when Lucas urged her not to tell Austin. Sami also convinced Austin to sleep in the same bed with her, but he actually snuck out of the bed after she fell asleep and snuck back in before she woke up.
While ironing some clothes, an electric shocked jogged Sami's memory and also gave her back the use of her legs. Sami believed that Austin really loved her and wanted to tell him the truth, but Lucas made her realize that Austin never loved her. Lucas convinced Sami to help him with a new plot. Lucas came up with the idea to convince Austin that Carrie was falling in love with Mike Horton. Lucas thought that once Austin gave up on Carrie, he could easily steal Carrie from Mike. Once Austin was free, Sami was planning to steal him from Carrie.
Sami and Lucas arranged for Mike to go to Green Mountain Lodge where Carrie is supposedly waiting for Austin. When Austin finally showed up he saw Mike and Carrie in a hot tub and thought that he was loosing Carrie.
Kate showed up to see Sami one day and realized she had her memory back. Unfortunately, Sami blackmailed Kate into keeping quiet. Sami and Kate got into a fight at the Kiriakis mansion about the blackmail material. Kate threatened to tell Austin the truth, so Sami threatened to reveal that Kate was a call girl. As they fought over the envelope, a picture of a Kate as a hooker fell to the floor. Victor, who was in a wheel chair, attempted to help Kate and ended up collapsing. Sami told Kate that Victor saw the picture of her as a call girl and that was why he collapsed. When Victor didn't recover, Kate was forced to send him to a nursing home where he could have around the clock care.
After finding a discrepancy in Will's birth records, Sami realized that Lucas was Will's real father. Sami broke into the hospital records to attempt to change Will's blood type, but she was confronted by Austin, Carrie, and Mike. All of them were stunned to see Sami was walking. Sami claimed that she was so concerned about her mom, who was almost kidnapped by Stefano, that she suddenly gained the strength to walk to the hospital to check on Marlena.
Upon learning that her father, Roman Brady, wasn't dead, Sami used him to stir up more trouble for Austin and Carrie. Sami had recently learned that Austin had filed for an annulment, he just hadn't told her about it because he still thought that she had no memory of what had happened. Sami went to see Roman and told him that she was very happy with Austin and that Carrie was in love with Mike Horton now. Carrie didn't want to upset her father and played along, unaware that Austin was outside Roman's room and hear Carrie say that Mike made her happy.
Eric Brady returned to Salem in August of 1997 when he learned that John and Marlena were going to marry. However, when he came back he learned that his dad, Roman Brady, was alive. Eric posed a threat to Sami because she feared Eric would be able to sense that Sami was lying about having her memory back. Carrie was already suspicious of this and asked Eric if he could sense anything. However, Sami managed to fool Eric and he was unable to tell if she was lying.
Roman was admitted to the hospital to undergo a series of tests. Unfortunately, the diseases Roman had was very advanced. Marlena wanted to attend a conference in LA, but was unable to leave Roman. However, Carrie and Mike agreed to go in her place.
Austin eventually came clean with Sami about the annulment and what she had done in the past. Sami begged Austin not to leave her, and to force his hand Sami announced that she and Will were moving out. Sami moved into the Kiriakis mansion, but made sure Lucas and Will didn't spend to much time together. Kate almost told Austin the truth, but Sami threatened to tell everyone that she hired Franco to break up Bo and Hope.
Austin began feeling guilty about Sami and eventually proposed to her when he thought that Carrie was in love with Mike. Sami called Carrie in LA to gloat about her engagement to Austin. On Sami's wedding day, Sami asked Roman to walk her down the isle. Meanwhile, Carrie showed up and was determined to stop the wedding. Eric told his dad that something was wrong and when Roman saw the look on Austin and Carrie's faces, he realized Sami was lying. Roman pretended to collapse to buy Carrie the time to learn what was really going on. Carrie, Eric, and Mike searched the hospital records and learned that Lucas was really Will's father. Carrie rushed to the church and decked her sister and then exposed the devastating truth to everyone. Much to Sami's dismay, Austin and Carrie were married the same day, August 26, 1997.
Carrie and Austin decided to spend their honeymoon in Rome and kept it a secret from everyone but Kate. They feared that Sami would learn where they were and would cause trouble. Meanwhile, Sami managed to find out that Austin and Carrie were in Rome. Sami convinced Mike to let her be his personal assistant and when Mike was invited to a medical conference in Rome, Sami accepted on his behalf and even booked a room for him, and herself, in the same hotel Austin and Carrie were in.
Franco Kelly just happened to be in Rome on a break when Sami, who had disguised herself as a nun, ran into him. Sami knew that Kate hired him to break up Bo and Hope, so she blackmailed him into helping her cause problems for Austin and Carrie. Mike began to date Debra in hopes of forgetting about Carrie. When Debra and Mike were on the verge of making love, Sami had a traveling musician, who was below Mike and Debra's window, play a song that brought back memories of dancing with Carrie for Mike. Mike told Debra that he couldn't make love to her and she understood. Later, Franco pointed out to Debra that Mike was in love with Carrie. Debra confronted Mike about this and he admitted he was in love with Carrie. Debra realized that they could never have a relationship and they stopped seeing one another.
Austin, Carrie, Mike, Austin, and Sami all returned home when they learned Roman was about to die. However, Roman was saved just in the nick of time by a cure John and Stefano had found.
Lucas soon learned that Sami was blackmailing his mother, but Kate refused to tell Lucas what Sami had on her. Sami used her blackmail to get Kate to give her a job at Titan. At Titan, Franco overheard Sami confess to her father that she has never known what it is like to be truly loved by a man. Franco realized what he had to do to keep Sami from using the blackmail about Kate and himself.
A New Years eve party was thrown at the Penthouse Grill and Sami is almost mugged in an alley, but is saved by Franco. Later, Franco payed the man who mugged Sami for a job well done. Sami and Franco went to the Salem Club and when Austin showed up, they began to kiss. Sami and Franco planned to make Austin jealous. However, Sami began to find it hard to focus on Austin, which is what Franco had in mind. Franco convinced Sami that if he wanted Austin to notice her then she should become more sophisticated and mature. Sami, with Franco's help, planned to launch a "New Faces" campaign, which would feature new models and make them into stars. Kate refused to finance her campaign, so Sami decided to do a test shoot to prove it was a good idea. Franco realized that Austin had been spending a lot of time at the punching bag at the gym and Sami told Franco that Austin used to be a boxer, but quit because Carrie hated it. Franco told Sami that this was the perfect way to cause trouble for Austin and Carrie. Franco and Sami arranged for Austin's old boxing coach to come pay him some visits and try to lure him back to the old gym.
In 1998, Eric became interested in Nicole Walker, a new girl in town who was waitressing at the Java Cafe. Sami, who was working on a test shot for her "New Faces" campaign, asked Eric to be the photographer and Nicole to be the model. Nicole accepted and dreamed of becoming a rich model to escape the poverty she was living in. The photo shoot was a huge success, but Kate still wanted nothing to do with Sami's idea. However, Vivian began to aspire to take over Titan and thought she could use Sami to do it. Vivian planned to start a company to rival Titan and offered to help Sami kick off her "New Faces" campaign. Vivian decided to go to Kate with the photos of Nicole and brag about what a success she was going to be. Kate decided to beat Vivian to the punch by signing Nicole to Bella, but then she saw Vivian and Sami together. Kate realized that Sami had gone behind her back and started her "New Faces" campaign. Kate, who hated the thought of Sami and Vivian working together, reluctantly approved Sami's project and hire Eric and Nicole. Franco was hurt that Sami turned to Vivian for help and he told her it was over for them because Sami couldn't trust him. Sami had realized she had fallen in love with Franco and eventually convinced him that she was sorry. Sami still wanted to cause trouble for Carrie and Austin, but she insisted it was only to get back at her sister for hurting her. Sami assured Franco that she was over him.
Lucas began to drink more and more and Sami decided to use it against Lucas. Sami went to Austin and told him that Lucas was becoming a drunk and she was afraid for Will. Carrie accused Sami of trying to cause trouble for them, but Sami said she was over Austin and was in love with Franco now. Carrie was constantly busy with Mike, and Austin had been spending a lot of time at his old gym, helping to train young wanna-be boxers.
Lucas and Sami began to get on one another's nerves and both plotted to get rid of the other. Sami caused trouble by telling Austin that Lucas drank too much and Austin began checking in on Lucas. Lucas soon learned that one of the things Sami is blackmailing his mom with is that she hired Franco to break up Bo and Hope. Lucas uses this to cause trouble for Sami and tells her that Franco is only using her. Franco courted Sami and eventually the two made love at the Salem Inn. Afterwards, Franco gave Sami an anklet with the saying "Without Trust There Is Nothing" inscribed in Italian. To cause trouble for Sami, Lucas locked Franco and Sami in a closet at Titan, in which they were making love. Sami and Franco ended up having to climb through the airducts to escape and ended up falling in on an important meeting Kate was having with two clients. Lucas thought it was amusing, Kate did not. Sami came home one night and found Lucas passed out of the floor and Will was missing. Desperate, Sami called Austin. They managed to find Will out in his playhouse. However, Lucas insisted he wasn't drunk, he just fell asleep. To pay Sami back, Lucas sent Roman up to her room while she was in there making love to Franco. Roman was steamed, but Sami managed to convince him that she and Franco were in love. However, Lucas continued to put doubts in her head. Sami went to Vivian for advice and Vivian told Sami to hire someone to pick up Franco and test his faithfulness.
Sami hired a model to pick Franco up at a club and it worked. Sami watched as Franco took her home. Up in his room, the model began hitting on Franco. Sami ended up falling off Franco's balcony and was convinced she couldn't trust Franco. However, Franco knew it was a set up and eventually rejected the model and told her that he loved Sami. Franco knew Sami was watching, but he didn't know she had left before his moving speech about her. Sami got revenge on Franco by knocking him out, undressing him down to his underwear, and locking him out on the scaffolding. The idea was actually Vivian's. She was hoping to shock Kate and an influential man from Wall Street by having them find Franco out there. However, Sami learned from the model that nothing happened the previous night and Sami rushed to free Franco. Lucas found out what Sami was doing and locked bother her and Franco outside. Eventually Kate found them and demanded Lucas to let them back in. Sami begged for Franco's forgiveness and he told her if he truly loved her than she should marry him. Franco proposed and Sami accepted.
Franco wanted to get married right away, but Sami wanted a huge wedding. Sami was not aware that Franco was using her to stay in the country, he was going to be deported for having a fake Green Card.
The Horton's and Brady's hosted a family barbecue for the Fourth of July. At the picnic, Franco and Sami announced there engagement, stunning everyone. Lucas proceeded to get smashed and ended up in a fight with Sami. Lucas drove off and Sami saw her chance to rid herself of Lucas and called the police and told them that Lucas was driving drunk. Lucas was arrested, but his lawyer got him off. Lucas wasn't legally drunk and the lawyer threatened numerable law suits until Abe dropped the charged. Lucas went back to the Kirkiais Mansion and confronted Sami because he learned she had reported him. Later, Lucas was drinking and playing with Will and accidentally dropped him. Sami saw the perfect moment to cause trouble when Lucas, who had been drinking, dropped Will. Sami rushed Will to the hospital and asked Austin to meet her there. At the hospital, Sami accused Lucas of hitting Will.
Sami took Lucas to court for child abuse. However, there wasn't enough evidence to support her allegations against Lucas, so the charges were dropped. Sami was given full custody of Will and Lucas was given supervised visits. He also was ordered to live with his grandmother, Alice, and to complete a 12 step recovery program. During the trial, Kate revealed that she had hired Franco to break up Bo and Hope. Austin defended Sami at the trial, while Carrie defended Lucas. In an attempt to help Kate deal with Sami, Austin said that he and Carrie would move into the Kiriakis Mansion to help care for Will.
Sami planned a birthday party for Franco, but during the course of the night she was shot by an assassin, who was ordered to kill Franco. Both Sami and Franco thought that Kate or Lucas was behind the shooting. Franco was not aware that his good friend Roberto told the assassin where Franco was.
Later, Franco began cheating on Sami with a stripper named Candy Lace.