The video plays for all to see in the church. Kristen attempts to accuse Marlena of hiring look-a-like actors to destroy her life. Victor has the video replay and it is clear it is definitely Kristen and Eric. Eric is in shock over the realization that it is Kristen that drugged and raped him. Brady punches Eric thinking that he willing slept with Kristen. Kristen leaves the church and Brady runs after to confront her. Daniel convinces Nicole to stay at his apartment. Cameron tells Abigail that he has accepted a job offer out of town.
Eric unleashes all his anger on Marlena. Maggie confronts Victor about using Marlena and not informing her that it was Eric in the tape. When Victor tells Maggie that she needs to be the Kiriakis family first or get out she leaves. Gabi is offered a modeling contract that will involve her moving to New York. Kristen tells Brady that Eric seduced her into bed. Later, Brady returns to the church and he and Eric get into a physical confrontation.
Kristen points a gun at Marlena. She then offers the gun to Marlena and tells her to shoot her to put her out of her misery. She then tells Marlena this whole thing is Marlena's fault. Roman and Hope arrive at the church and have to pull Brady and Eric off each other. Eric tries to explain that he was drugged and raped. As he recovered his memories he saw a blond woman and accused Nicole of the rape. Nicole and Daniel go to get hot chocolate and talk about their problems. Kristen texts Brady to meet her in the park but she encounters Eric instead. Hope informs Nicole that Kristen was the one that drugged Eric at the hotel. Rory tries to get JJ to come to drugs with him but JJ refuses. Gabi considers her options with the modeling contract.
Brady forgives Victor and the two join forces to make sure Kristen is brought down. E.J. continues to keep quiet that he found out about Kristen drugging Eric prior to the reveal at the church. Jordan makes a mysterious phone call. Nicole finds out from Hope that Kristen was the woman that drugged Eric and goes to confront her. Nicole chases after Kristen in her car and they both go over an embankment.
Father Matt informs Eric that the church's parishioners have informed Bishop White of the video and that they believed the sex looked consensual. Nicole survives the crash but Kristen is not even in her car. Roman questions Nicole but leads her so she doesn't incriminate herself. Sami finds a text message from Kristen to E.J. that verifies he knew about what she did to Eric beforehand. Will returns from his writing seminar a day early. Sonny finds the modeling contract in Gabi's bag.
Nicole rejects Eric's apology. Maggie is disappointed to learn that Nicole is staying with Daniel. Later, Hope shows up at Daniel's to question him about Eric's poisoning. Sami confronts E.J. with the text and they argue with E.J. insisting all he knew was they slept together not that she may of raped Eric. Sami tells E.J. she doesn't want him in her bed anymore. Sonny and Will are excited about Gabi's possible modeling career but she refrains from informing them it involved her and Arianna moving to New York. Jordan and Abigail hang out at Club TBD.
Shane and Kimberly return to Salem to stage an intervention with other members of the Brady family for Theresa. Justin refuses E.J.'s offer that they go into business together after what happened last time. Gabi has Justin read over the modeling contract and he is not happy to here it would involve her and Arianna moving to New York.
Shane and Kimberly tell Theresa that Jennifer also has a say in if she can stay in Salem. Jennifer arrives at the pub and says she doesn't care either way but if Theresa stays she needs to stay away from JJ. Shane and Kimberly agree to let Theresa stay but tell her that they instructed Jennifer to call them if she goes anymore near JJ. Nick tries to convince Gabi to go for the modeling job and after she agrees and calls the agency she second guesses herself. When Gabi returns home she goes to put Arianna down and Sonny answers the phone finding out that the modeling contract has her moving to New York. Kate is annoyed to find out that Jordan spent time with Gabi the evening before and later confronts her on a past.
Bishop White informs Eric that he will be put on suspension until a full investigation can be done. Abe talks to Nicole hoping that she will change her mind and forgive Eric. Kimberly and Theresa have a break through in their relationship as they talk about why Kimberly was so over protective of her. Sami tells E.J. that they need to take a step back in their relationship. Later, E.J. asks Sami to take on some responsibility at DiMera enterprises. E.J. informs Abigail that Chad is not returning to Salem. Sonny confronts Gabi about moving to New York for the modeling contract. When Will arrives back home Gabi fills him in and he is upset to learn that she and Arianna would be moving away. After Gabi leaves, Sonny calls Justin and finds out the contract would like good in court because it allows for monthly visits to Salem. Sonny suggests they try to prove Gabi is unfit which Will refuses to do.
Marlena confronts Victor about destroying Eric. Maggie walks in on their argument and after Marlena storms out, Maggie tells Victor their marriage is over. Nicole is surprised to find Eric in plain clothes and he informs her he has been suspended. Anne delivers a summons to Daniel to appear in front of the hospital disciplinary board. Abigail realizes that E.J. knew Chad was faking his brain tumor and that he blackmailed Chad into moving into the mansion. Will and Sonny inform Sami about Gabi's modeling job after she sees the cake they brought Gabi. Sami refuses to allow Gabi to move and promises to do anything possible. Will makes Sami promise to not do anything but he doubts she listens after she leaves.
Daniel and Nicole kiss but quickly realize it was a mistake. Jennifer runs into Eric and tells him that she knew that Kristen had slept with someone and apologizes for any role she played. Later, Daniel tells Jennifer that he is sorry she is being dragged into this discipline hearing. Rafe is able to walk briefly and when he stumbles Jordan catches him. Sami tries to convince Gabi to stay in Salem and offers her a Countess W contract. Later, Sami and Kate join forces with Kate thinking that Nick and Gabi are moving to New York together. Nick informs Hope he is moving to New York the next day. Gabi tells Nick that she has changed her mind about New York. Will tells Sonny that if Gabi moves to New York he will have to go find a job there.
JJ surprises Jennifer with a Thanksgiving party and decorating the house. Theresa asks Daniel for Maggie's number so she can contact her about getting into a treatment program. Anne accuses Daniel of tampering with a witness. Sonny tells Will that he cannot move to New York because he has Club TBD here in Salem. After Kate informs Sami about Nick also moving to New York the two assume the worst about Gabi. They head off separately to track the two down. Kate ends up finding them both and watches as Gabi tears into Nick for setting up the contract and planning to follow her to New York. Kate texts Sami to meet her in the park. Gabi takes off and Nick follows her into the park where Gabi eventually ends up on the ground and Nick gets in top of her. Gabi grabs a rock and hits Nick in the head.
Nicole's producer wants her to interview Eric. Caroline confronts Victor about how he used Eric. Brady shows up at the DiMera mansion and demands E.J. tell him where Kirsten is hiding. Kate finds Gabi after she has hit Nick in the head and Sami shows up minutes later. Sami cannot find Nick's pulse and is ready to call the cops on Gabi. Kate stops her and informs her what she overheard in the square. The three decide to get rid of Nick's body. They are interrupted by a gentleman bird watching in the park and after they get rid of him they drag Nick's body to the water. Just as they are shoving Nick into the water he regains consciousness and grabs Sami.
As Sami, Kate and Gabi prepare to push Nick in the water he suddenly comes to and grabs Sami. They are able to break Sami free but Nick continues into the water being pulled by the currant. They assume Nick is dead and Sami and Kate convince Gabi to keep things secret. Later, Sami realizes that her earring is missing. When Gabi returns to the apartment she tells Sonny and Will that she changed her mind and is staying in Salem. Brady gets a call from someone claiming to know where Kristen is and Brady meets him in the park. The man tells Brady that there is a woman at a local crack house saying his name repeatedly. Later, Hope accompanies Brady to the crack house and finds a woman that bares a resemblance to Kristen who is so high she thinks she is Kristen. As they are leaving, Brady swipes a bag of cocaine.
Sami returns to the scene of where they pushed Nick in the water to look for her missing earring unaware that Theo has already been there and picked it up. Kate puts the flash drive that Nick gave her into her computer and it causes the whole thing to crash. Jordan and Rafe share a kiss. Maxine gives Daniel a folder filled with recommendations from hospital staff. Anne hands Theresa a letter to share at Daniel's hearing. At Daniel's hearing, Theresa ends up saying positive things about Daniel and he is cleared of any wrong doing.
Hope delivers the bad news to Eric and Brady that the video has now gone viral. Nicole quits when her producer pushes her to do an interview with Eric. Later, Nicole is in the park when she receives a video link and Eric shows up and asks who sent it. Nicole tells him her producer but before she can add that she quit, Eric jumps all over her. Later, Nicole returns to her producer telling him she changed her mind. Eric is attacked by an angry parishioner. E.J. starts to suspect their is something more going on with Kate, Sami and Gabi. Jordan tells Rafe that their kiss was a mistake. Later, Jordan brings Rafe to Club TBD to meet with Gabi. Kate finds out that Gabi is meeting Rafe and rushes to the club but Jordan intervenes before Kate can interrupt Gabi. Brady receives a video from Kristen.
Brady ends up taking the cocaine he found at the crack house. Maggie refuses to condone Victor's spin on why he ruined Eric to save Brady. Nicole tells Miles that she will do the story her way -wanting to expose what Kristen did to Eric. Daniel finds Eric passed out with a large gash on his head. Later at the hospital, Daniel tries to convince Eric to let him do some investigating. Kate stops Gabi from revealing that they killed Nick to Rafe. Jordan arrives back at her place and opens a box with several ids with different names but all with her face. Kayla tells Rafe that he should be able to leave the hospital soon. E.J. tells Kate that he knows Nick caused a virus that lost all her Mad World files.
Sami confronts Nicole about doing a story on Eric unaware that Nicole is planning to help Eric with her story. Daniel tells Eric that there is more tests that can be run on his blood but it could be painful. Eric snorts cocaine and later runs into Maggie who asks him to accompany Theresa to an AA meeting. JJ finds out that his hearing has been delayed. Sami has a vision of Nick.
Gabi continues to have nightmares about Nick while Sami envisions him when E.J. walks into the room. Stefano returns to Salem and summons E.J. to a meeting. Sami, Kate and Gabi meet in the square and end up running into the gentleman they saw in the park the night they killed Nick. Eric and Nicole argue when Eric questions Daniel's motives after what happened with Theresa. JJ runs into Theresa yet again and he worries she may of remembered. Later, Theresa talks to Daniel about JJ constantly running into her. Jennifer becomes suspicious when she sees Daniel and JJ together again.
Theresa questions Daniel about why he was at her apartment the night she overdosed. Jennifer confronts JJ after she sees him and Daniel being friendly together again. Later, JJ finds Theresa and confesses that he was him her when she OD and he gets a surprising reaction. Sonny notes to Will Gabi's strange behavior. Jordan and Rafe spend time together watching Arianna.
After JJ confesses to being the one with Theresa the night she overdosed, Theresa reveals that she has known the entire time. JJ tries to get Theresa to come clean but Theresa intends to continue to make Jennifer believe she was sleeping with Daniel that night. Will finds Gabi, Sami and Kate together and wonders what is going on with the three. E.J. returns the angel wing gift Abigail gave Chad and reveals that he read Jack's book. Theo shows Ciara the earring he found by the river.
Theresa blackmails JJ with a video of him doing drugs. E.J. and Sami continue their back and forth of arguing and not trusting each other. Gabi almost tells Will the truth about Nick when she thinks he knows but he was just referring to Nick moving to New York. Later, Will tells Sonny that he thinks Gabi, Kate and his mother are throwing him a surprise party. Kate finds out that Rafe is leaving the hospital and Jordan is being reassigned.
Nicole interviews Brady while he is high and notices he is acting strange. Later, Brady knocks over his cocaine and has to get more. Theresa summons JJ to her apartment and demands he buy her more drugs. JJ seeks help from Rory and Bev who do not have any but tell him to meet a dealer in the park. When JJ shows up at the bench he runs into Brady. Eric begins the procedure to have the masking agent removed from his blood. Adrienne apologizes to Sami and asks to come with her and Kate to visit Arianna. They come up with an excuse to get rid of Adrienne. When they show up at the apartment, Sonny pretend to leave and hides in the closet so he can listen in on what he thinks is a party planning for Will. Sonny is shocked to hear them admit to killing Nick.
Sonny is shocked by the revelation that Sami, Kate and Gabi killed Nick and he continues to hide in the closet. Will is with Adrienne at Club TBD texting Sonny while he hides. Sonny doesn't reveal to Will what he found out and Will wonders why he stopped texting. Sonny is able to get out of the closet and out the window since Sami dead bolted the door. Nicole sits with Eric as he under goes the procedure. Marlena finds out from Daniel that Eric is at the hospital and rushes to his room. Marlena points out to Nicole that it could look bad for Eric if she continues to help him and people realized she had feelings for Eric. Brady and JJ run into each other at the park bench when they both wait for their dealer. Theresa informs Anne that she never lost her memory and has a bigger and better plan to destroy Jennifer.
When Sonny arrives at Club TBD he is prepared to tell Will what he overheard but realizes Adrienne is there and keeps it to himself. Victor is upset to learn that Nicole is living with Daniel. Nicole is unable to tell Daniel her plan to help Eric because of Victor's presence. Father Matt visits Eric and tells him the church is behind him but if it gets to be too much he can quit. Later, Nicole tells Eric she no longer has feelings for him because she is seeing Daniel. Brady tells Jennifer that he saw JJ in the park in the same area where drug deals happen. Jennifer accidentally reveals Kristen's pregnancy scare. After Jennifer leaves, Brady gets high once again. Abigail confronts JJ about seeing him with Bev and Rory. JJ covers telling her he has very few friends at school. Caroline stops by to visit Theresa.
Daniel isn't happy to learn that Nicole's new lie involved him. Daniel warns her that it will back fire in her face. Rafe moves into his new place and Gabi stops by to visit and she mistakes Rafe's new physical therapist for Nick. E.J. and Sami argue yet again about her behavior and not showing up at work. Will tells Sami that he doesn't want a surprise party and she is confused and Will reveals that Sonny was hiding in the closet the whole time she, Kate and Gabi were discussing his "party". Allie informs Sami that Ciara has a earring just like the one she is missing. E.J. runs into Abigail at Club TBD where she is looking at an art book that E.J. talked about previously.
Maggie shows up at Theresa's with a group of women to stage an AA meeting for Theresa since she hasn't been showing up at any meetings. JJ seeks Bev and Rory's help for his plan to bring down Theresa. When JJ arrives at Theresa's apartment with the pot he records her admitting to being the one that offered with the drug, G. Adrienne sets Jennifer up on a date with a man named Liam. Sami realizes that Sonny knows everything about them killing Nick. Sami calls Gabi and Kate to help convince Sonny to keep quiet. Sonny seeks advice from his father.
E.J. and Will return to a tense conversation between Gabi, Sami, Kate and Sonny. E.J.'s suspicions continue to grow and he tries to trap Gabi into admitting the truth. Hope gets a call from Bo telling her that he will not be home for Christmas. Sami and Kate try to convince Sonny to wait until after Christmas to tell his father. Sami heads off to track down Ciara and get back her earring. Sami ends up loudly arguing with Ciara just as Hope returns. JJ's plan ends up backfiring with Theresa telling him that it wouldn't matter to the judge that she gave him the drugs. Daniel is jealous over Jennifer's date with Liam. Sonny opts against telling his father about Nick's murder.
Rafe hopes to get to know Jordan better outside of the hospital. An unknown individual watches them. After E.J. fails to trick Gabi into revealing the truth he turns to Sonny who nearly admits everything but is interrupted by Lucas. Later, Sonny consults Gabi on why she told E.J. and she tells him that he tried to trick her but she didn't admit anything to him. Hope walks in on Sami fighting Ciara for her backpack. Sami tells Hope that she lost a very expensive diamond earring and Allie told her Ciara had one just like it. Hope is able to get the back pack and finds the earring. Later, Hope goes to the DiMera mansion to question Sami about how she lost the earring and that Theo found it down by the river. E.J. overhears and heads to the river where he finds Nick's backpack tag. Nicole's producer tries to pressure her into getting an on camera interview with Eric. The gang takes Arianna to meet Santa Claus and Santa turns out to be the man that Sami, Kate and Gabi ran into the night her killed Nick.
Stefano shows up at Rafe's apartment and watches Rafe and Jordan kiss. Sami attempts a cover story for her earring being at the river and the tag E.J. found. Sami keeps using past tense words to describe Nick and E.J. figures out that Nick is dead and Sami has to admit the truth. Hope tells Abe that she is suspicious of Sami's missing earring story. Sonny, Kate and Gabi try to hide their reactions to Santa.
Victor gives Maggie a box with an apology note for Christmas and the two reunite. Nicole tries to get Brady to come celebrate Christmas with her but he refuses telling her he wants to stay home but he really wants to be alone to do cocaine. Eric tells Father Matt about the dream he had about Nicole. Will sends Sami the Santa picture and she recognizes Santa as the man from the river and that he saw Gabi holding Nick's backpack. E.J. is amazed at the ineptness of Sami and Kate's cover up . Doug and Julie arrive back in town to celebrate Christmas.
Songs: Casey Moss -- Silent Night
The Horton's gather to hang their Christmas ornaments. Julie wonders why she hasn't heard from Nick. The Brady's gather at the pub before heading to the Horton's. Nicole stops by with gifts for Johnny and Sydney. Sami realizes that Nicole Eric went to midnight mass at another church together. Anne tries to steal reading the Christmas story at the hospital from Jennifer by setting her up to think the turkey donation never arrived at the shelter. Doug dressed as Santa intervenes and Abigail reads the story.
Brady is not happy to learn that Maggie and Victor are reunited and Maggie is moving back in since she may realize that he is using again. Anne berates Daniel in order for Theresa to step in and look like the nice person. Later, Anne and Theresa talk about how Daniel could inherit a lot of money from Victor. Jordan receives a gift from Rafe that she believes is expensive and she confronts him. Rafe tells her to open the gift and finds a shirt with coach written on it.
Theresa offers to let JJ out of buying drugs for her in exchange for information on Daniel but JJ tells her he doesn't know much about him. Brady runs into Daniel in the park but Brady distracts Daniel by telling him he saw JJ in the park near the drug dealing area. Daniel confronts JJ about using but JJ insists that he is not and that Brady was clearly not out in the park for a run. Maggie calls out Theresa for not being sincere about getting clean. Eric is hired to take photos of Nicole for her new publicity shots. Later, Nicole heads to the Kiriakis mansion to interview Brady. Brady acts erratic and it worsens when Eric shows up. Nicole demands to know what is going on with Brady when Daniel shows up accusing Brady of being high. Sami texts Gabi to get rid of the coat she wore on the night they killed Nick. As Gabi goes to get her coat she finds Will hiding in the closet. E.J. brings Sami back to the river to search around for any possible evidence and they find several things. Sami suddenly starts screaming when she sees Nick's body floating in the river.
E.J. is able to calm Sami down to show her that it wasn't Nick's body by a log in the river. Will has clearly heard everything about Gabi killing Nick and doesn't take long before he realizes that his mother and grandmother were involved. Sami, E.J. and Kate all show up at the apartment while Will is in the bedroom with Arianna. When Sonny goes to talk to him he finds that Will has left with Arianna. Daniel confronts Brady about using but he tries to deny it until a vile of cocaine drops out of his pocket. Brady lashes out at everything and tries to leave only to have Daniel try and stop him. The two end up in a fist fight. JJ uses Anne to breakup Jennifer's date with Liam.
Sonny is able to track down Will at the park and explains how Nick was attacking Gabi and that just before that Gabi was yelling at Nick in the town square. T calls the apartment looking for Sonny because Club TBD is crazy busy for New Years. Sami and E.J. had to the club to help out. Eric attempts to break up the fight between Brady and Daniel. Brady ends up grabbing Nicole and that is when he realizes he has a problem. Brady promises to get help and Eric offers to go with him to a meeting. When they get close to the meeting Brady tells him that it is a closed meeting so Eric won't be able to come in. After they part ways, Brady heads off to buy more drugs. Jennifer arrives at the hospital to confront Anne about Abigail's resume. Anne has no idea what she is talking about and shows Jennifer the paperwork she submitted for Abigail to go full time. Jennifer realizes that JJ lied to her and heads back to the pub where JJ is filling Liam in on Jennifer's past with Daniel.
Will has a run in with the birdwatcher and is suspicious of what he knows. Kate suggests to Sami that know that E.J. knows he can use that information to make her marry him. Abigail sends Nick a text wondering his location. Later, Abigail is with Gabi when Kate returns the message. Rafe over does it and ends taking a fall when Jordan stops by.
Daniel informs Maggie that Brady has relapsed. Brady is on the park scoring more coke when he is jumped and beat up by two thugs. Daniel and Nicole arrive just in time to save him from a more severe beating. Eric wrestles with his growing feelings for Nicole telling Father Matt of the dream he had of Nicole with another man. The tension arises between Sami and E.J. as he gives her an ultimatum. Sami tells E.J. that if he tells her the truth about Kristen she will marry him but E.J. sticks to his story. Gabi is shocked by the text message Abigail receives. Gabi rushes to tell E.J. that Nick is alive forgetting that Kate took Nick's cell phone. Abigail believes that Nick did something to Gabi and heads off to Smith Island to tell Hope. E.J. rushes to the island to stop Abigail.
Brady tells Victor that he started using cocaine again and Victor is surprising supportive but both Victor and Maggie challenge Brady when he says his addiction is limited to cocaine. Later, Hope arrives at the mansion and informs Brady that the trail on Kristen has gone cold and that John found out that Colleen Brady is not his mother. After Hope leaves, Brady takes a drink. Victor fulfills his promise to Maggie and apologizes to Marlena an apology she rejects. E.J. finds Abigail at the Horton cabin and tries to cover for Gabi's behavior. The two end up in a romantic kiss. Ciara doesn't want to return to school and Hope thinks it is because Eric will no longer be there.
Jennifer overhears JJ having a tense phone conversation with Theresa but JJ is able to cover telling Jennifer that it is just some kids from school. Later, Eric drops by to talk to Jennifer about his job taking photographs at the hospital and lets it slip that Jennifer doesn't know the whole story about Daniel. Daniel confronts the drug dealer and Nicole ends up showing up as well they tell him that if he doesn't leave Brady alone they will give his picture to Victor. Eric finally agrees to be interviewed by Nicole. Brady continues to drink and attends an AA meeting buzzed. Theresa is dragged to the AA meeting by her sponsor, Juanita. Kate tracks down Sheryl, someone Jordan knows from Alabama to interview for a job at MadWorld. JJ is able to get some drugs from Rory to get Theresa off his back. JJ and Rory end up getting caught up with Cole for shoplifting. Abigail and E.J. sleep together and realize it was a mistake but they continue to have sex.
The officer demands the JJ and Rory open their back packs until the shop owner arrives that clears the two. Hope realizes that Ciara could be being bullied at school. Sheryl notices Jordan at the Club and gives a reaction that Kate wasn't expecting. Gabi worries that E.J. wasn't able to convince Abigail not to tell Hope about Gabi acting strangely to Nick's text messages.
Eric agrees to sit down with Nicole for an interview. Daniel believes he has figured out how Eric was drugged. Stefano gets word that Daniel is close to uncovering the truth. Abigail nearly tells Jennifer that she slept with E.J. but changes her mind. Sheryl and Jordan come face to face.
Stefano sends Dr. Chyka to destroy and evidence Daniel has uncovered that could incriminate Kristen. Eric admits in his interview that he regrets hurting her the most. Brady makes his amends to Daniel and Nicole but is still hesitant to do the same with Eric. Jennifer arrives at the DiMera mansion to confront E.J. about his involvement in faking Chad's brain tumor. Gabi shows up at the Horton house to corroborate what E.J. told Abigail. Jordan is surprised to see Sheryl in Salem and the two later meet in the park unaware that Kate is listening in. Jordan tries to warn Sheryl that Kate may be using her but Sheryl isn't going to let Jordan ruin her new job opportunity.
Dr. Chyka pretends to be a colleague Daniel was expecting the next day. Daniel is called away by JJ and Dr. Chyka sneaks back into his office and destroys all his medical records on his computer. Marlena realizes that Eric has feelings for Nicole and warns him that Nicole's past makes her susceptible to attachment disorders. Maggie asks Nicole for help convincing Brady to enter a rehab program. JJ nearly tells Daniel about Theresa but she arrives on scene and he has to make up another excuse to cover. Sami arrives home and nearly overhears E.J and Abigail discussing sleeping together. They are able to cover telling her they were discussing his involvement in Chad faking his brain tumor.
Eric tells Marlena that he told Father Matt about his romantic feelings for Nicole and Marlena worries that this could prevent Eric from being reinstated. Nicole is shocked to find Dr. Chyka in Daniel's apartment. Dr. Chyka attempts to cover with a story that Daniel knows he is there but Nicole reaches for the phone to call Daniel. Dr. Chyka attacks Nicole and injects her with a syringe. Eric stops by Daniel's apartment and when he enters he finds Nicole on the couch. Dr. Chyka attacks Eric from behind and takes the two to the basement. Daniel is confused as to how all his files have disappeared on his computer. Daniel finds a computer tech who is also trying to help Anne. Later, Daniel realizes that all his hard copy files and the lab files for Eric are gone. Anne slips and falls on a wet floor and tries to file a complaint against Daniel but Jennifer over hears her trying to bribe another worker into corroborating her story. Julie continues to questions Nick's whereabout to both Abigail and Kate. Adrienne tells Jennifer that she saw Abigail and E.J. together recently.
Nicole and Eric awaken to find themselves tied up and Dr. Chyka getting ready to inject them with a drug to make them forget everything. Daniel realizes that his home computer has also been tampered with. Jennifer arrives with a device that might help Daniel recover his files from the tech at the office. As the two talk they begin to make head way but Theresa arrives at Daniel's apartment. Sonny plans a romantic dinner for Will and proposes to him. Kate finds out that Nick's cell service is about to be cut off. Sheryl continues to not believe Jordan's accusations against Kate. Later, Kate prods Sheryl with questions about Jordan.
Eric is able to knock the syringe out of Dr. Chyka's hand before he can inject Nicole. Jennifer encounters Theresa as she is leaving Daniel's apartment. Theresa asks Daniel to fill her in on the night she overdosed. Later, Theresa attempts to gloat at the hospital but ends up being surprised when Jennifer informs her that Nicole is living with Daniel. Will turns down Sonny's proposal but Sonny realizes they were rushing things.
Nicole pleads with Dr. Chyka to reconsider killing her and Eric. Dr. Chyka decides not to inject them but creates a gas leak. As the basement fills with gas, Eric tells Nicole that he loves her. Abigail and E.J. meet at Smith Island unaware that someone is watching them. Brady's drinking continues to escalate. Theresa demands to know who Nicole is from JJ. Will asks Sonny to be Arianna's godfather. Julie continues to seek answers about Nick.
Daniel uses the GPS to try and track Eric's phone with Marlena and Roman's help but they just find it discarded in the trash. After Eric professes his love for her, Nicole tells him that she was lying about being in a relationship with Daniel in order to make Eric think she had moved on. Eric attempts to flip his shoe off to hit a button he believes will turn the power off to the building. When nothing happens he begins to lose hope. Daniel arrives back to the apartment and a woman is complaining about the air conditioning being off. Daniel begins to put two and two together. Brady decides to leave town and at the airport runs into Dr. Chyka and notices Eric rosary beads but doesn't make a connection. Brady gets into an argument with another passenger and decides against leaving town. Gabi tells Sami about Julie's mission to locate Nick. Abigail and E.J. kiss heavily while an unknown person takes pictures but Abigail pulls away before it goes farther. When E.J. returns to the DiMera mansion, Sami hints at putting their time out aside.
Daniel rushes to save Eric and Nicole. Sami and E.J. begin to reconnect when Sami gets a call about Eric being at the hospital. When Roman questions E.J. about the doctor that Kristen was working with he insists he has no idea but Sami doesn't believe him. Julie asks Hope to look into Nick's whereabouts. Sheryl reveals to Lucas that she used to be roommates with Jordan. Later, Sheryl and Lucas are joined by Jordan and Rafe where they reminisce.
Julie tells Abigail that she doesn't believe Nick is sending those text messages and that something bad has happened to him. Abigail begins to wonder if E.J. did something to Nick and heads to the mansion to confront him. Sonny preps Gabi for any questions that Hope may ask about Nick. Brady is able to ID the man in the sketch as the man he ran into at the airport. Brady feels guilty about being unreachable when Eric and Nicole where in danger. JJ begins his plan to bring down Theresa and tells Bev all about what happened and he could be going to prison. Theresa attends an AA meeting thinking Maggie will be there when Maggie doesn't show, Theresa begins to leave but Brady arrives drunk and makes a scene. Hope has a meeting with Father Matt about Ciara's troubles at school. The father of the boy involved arrives and informs Hope that Ciara is the one being a bully.
Abigail asks E.J. if he killed Nick but he denies it. Abigail than questions E.J. is Gabi killed Nick. Abigail returns to the church telling Sonny and Will that she needs to talk to Julie. Sonny and Will leave Abigail with Arianna and E.J. shows up to convince her not to say anything to Hope or Julie. Gabi freaks out when Julie tells her about her theory about Nick. Daniel tells Nicole that all the evidence they had on Eric being drugged is gone and that Eric may have to consider a future outside the church. Theresa uses a drunk Brady to win favor with Daniel. Hope is stunned to hear that Ciara is the one causing problems with Aiden's son at school.
Julie pushes Hope to question Gabi about Nick. E.J. continues to try and get Abigail to wait to tell Julie about her suspicions about Nick. Abigail refuses to wait and after the christening ceremony she prepares to tell Julie and Hope. Before Abigail can tell them anything a very much alive Nick walks into the church.
A very much alive Nick walks into the church causing Gabi to faint. Nick claims to remember nothing and that he isn't positive how he hit his head but that some man saved him and fixed him up. Gabi, Sami and Kate worry that Nick will eventually reveal the truth. Abigail still insists on trying to tell Hope how odd Gabi was acting but E.J. corners her in the hospital storage closet. T asks Rafe for permission to ask Gabi on a date.
E.J. and Abigail start to have sex in the storage room but are interrupted when someone comes to the door. Nick tells Gabi that he hopes they can be together again and the encounter leaves Gabi shaken. Eric tells Father Louis about his conflicted feelings over Nicole and the church. Father Louis invites Eric on a retreat so he can think about his future. Daniel realizes that there may still be hope to clear Eric. JJ and Bev put their plan into motion to bring down Theresa.
Maggies tries to confront Brady about his drinking but he refuses to admit that he has a problem. Hope has another tense encounter with Aiden. Abigail tells E.J. that she won't tell Hope about her suspicions on Nick. JJ has to tell Abigail some of the details of his problems with Theresa when she catches them together. Theresa finds the check that JJ and Ben have planted in hopes she will cash it.
Jennifer catches JJ with Rory and Bev and assumes the worst. JJ worries that Theresa won't take the bait and cash the check. Theresa has someone make her a fake ID with Abigail's name so she can cash the check. Daniel finds the list of names of doctors that could possibly be the one that was working with Kristen. Nicole helps Daniel go through the names and when they find Dr. Chyka's picture they know they have their man. Rafe finds out that Nick is back in town. Eric discusses his future in the church with Brother Timothy.
Rafe confronts Nick about bothering Gabi and ends up falling. Jordan arrives to see Rafe on the ground and Nick not even making an attempt to help him up. Nicole tells Daniel that both she and Eric declared their love for each other but she wants it to be his choice to leave the church. Daniel and Nicole find an address for Dr. Chyka and instead of calling the police they head to the address in fear that someone will tip Chyka off. Brother Timothy tells Eric that he may have to give up both the church and Nicole. Maggie tells Victor about Brady's alcohol use. Victor is hesitant to think it is a big deal but eventually agrees with Maggie. Brady overhears Victor telling Maggie he will be keeping a closer eye on him.
Abigail confronts Adrienne about telling Jennifer that she saw her with E.J. and defends E.J. when Adrienne makes comments about him. E.J. over hears the whole thing and follows Abigail to thank her. Nick reveals that he knows the bird watcher and wants Kate to hire him at Mad World as his assistant. Adrienne informs JJ that Justin is out of town and cannot make it back by his court date the following day. Adrienne tells JJ that Justin can file for a continuance and delay the trial or a lawyer friend of his can cover for him. After Adrienne leaves, JJ freaks out worrying that Theresa will figure out he is trying to set him up. Rory tries to pressure JJ to smoke some week to relieve his tension. Brady angrily moves out of the Kiriakis mansion and crashes at Daniel's. Theresa shows up looking for Daniel and Brady offers her a drink.
Daniel and Nicole find Dr. Chyka's hide out. Dr. Chyka prepares to get out of town. JJ refuses the pot Rory offered him. Theresa also turns down the drink that Brady tried to offer her. Theresa finally heads to a store to cash the check and JJ arrives to catch her in the act. Brady attempts to show Jennifer he doesn't have an alcohol problem but ordering a glass of wine and leaving it untouched. Abigail finds E.J. at the gym shower and the two start to have sex just as Sami arrives back home early unexpectedly.
Sami arrives back home early and surprises E.J. at the athletic club. E.J. is able to cover and Sami has no idea Abigail is in the shower. Abigail ends up over hearing that Sami and E.J. are no longer sharing a bed. Daniel and Nicole are able to tie up Dr. Chyka. Brother Timothy suggests to Eric that he should become a monk by Eric turns him down. JJ reveals to Theresa that they set her up with the check and have it all on video.
Daniel injects Dr. Chyka with truth serum. Abe gives Brady a letter from John which sends Brady back to the bottle. JJ is able to use the footage he has on Theresa cashing the check to get her to keep quiet about the video she has on JJ. Hope and Ciara meet with Father Louis, Aiden and Chase. Hope dislike for Aiden continues.
The truth serum is working and Nicole and Daniel are getting what they need to clear Eric on tape until one of Stefano's henchmen barges in with a gun. Eric considers a possible future with Nicole. Jordan and Rafe share and evening with Sheryl and Lucas. Kate uses the opportunity to sneak into Jordan's apartment where she finds Jordan's fake ID's. Lucas calls Kate to warn her and Jordan has left the club but it is to late as Jordan arrives home with Kate still in the apartment. Gabi continues to stress out over Nick.
Kate has to hide under Jordan's bed when she arrives home. Kate's cat allergy kicks in and she texts Lucas to get Jordan back to the club. Lucas not knowing what else to do trips Rafe and has Sheryl call Jordan back to check on him. Adrienne apologizes to Abigail for telling Jennifer about seeing her with E.J., later Sami, E.J. and Johnny show up at the pub and Abigail gets roped into helping Johnny make cupcakes. Daniel gets the upper hand with Ricardo. As Daniel takes care of Ricardo, Nicole is left alone with Dr. Chyka who is able to escape but not before giving Nicole a hint about where the evidence is located. Nicole is able to use that hint and finds Eric's medical records and other evidence in a safe behind a picture.
Nicole is excited to have all the evidence she needs to clear Eric's name. Nicole is surprised to find Brady at Daniel's apartment and when she tries to explain what she found he shuts her down refusing to listen. Eric returns to Salem and tells Father Louis that he has made his decision. Later, Eric shows up at Daniel's and tells Nicole he has asked to be released from his vows and wants to be with her. Sami and Sonny find out that Kate has given Nick his job back and go to confront her. Abigail arrives at the DiMera mansion to help Johnny with his cupcake baking.
Nick finally admits to remembering everything that happened the night he was thrown into the lake. Nick also lets Sami, Kate and Gabi know that Percy was the one that saved him. Rafe gets jealous when he hears Jordan talking about Arthur, not realizing it is her cat. Abigail cannot get over E.J. Nicole is surprised by Eric telling her that he is giving up the priest hood for her.
Nick reveals to Sami, Kate and Gabi that he has pictures taken by Percy of the three pushing him into the river. Hope has another run in with Aiden. Later, Daniel tells Hope about Chyka. Nicole holds back on telling Eric what she found in the cabin. Rafe and Jordan make love. Will prepares a Valentine's Day surprise for Sonny.
Will finally gives Sonny an answer to his proposal: yes. Judge Wyner gives JJ a year probation and community service. Victor continues to think that Brady doesn't have a drinking problem but when Brady flips out over Victor noting his one drink for the day he realizes Maggie may be right. Hope gives the bad news to Eric, Daniel and Nicole that Dr. Chyka has escaped to Morocco and the cabin is clear of any evidence.
Theresa tries to blackmail Daniel into sleeping with her than when that doesn't work she asks for money. Gabi compares Nick to E.J. pointing out to Sami all the terrible things they did to each other. Abigail and E.J. are in the middle of discussing their affair when Sami arrives possibly overhearing everything.
JJ shows up before Daniel writes a check to Theresa. JJ lets her know that if she turns either one of them in that he will expose her trying to cash the check. Sami doesn't overhear anything with E.J. and Abigail. Later, Will and Sonny tell Sami and Lucas about their engagement. When Sami returns home later, she and E.J. make love. Kate is mad when her P.I. cannot dig up anything on Jordan. Lucas points out that the ID's may not be of names Jordan has used but ones she could be using in the future. Jennifer goes on another date with Liam and JJ decides that he needs to tell Jennifer the whole truth.
Eric breaks the news to Marlena and Roman that he is leaving the church. Nicole destroys the documents she found clearing Eric. Marlena is suspicions of Nicole when she reveals her involvement with Dr. Chyka escaping. Nick says something to Abigail that causes her to not want to give up on E.J. and she goes to tell him. Sonny and Gabi come to blows over Nick.
JJ finally tells Jennifer the whole truth about the night that Theresa overdosed. Abigail confronts E.J. about her feelings and realizes that he is sleeping with Sami again but insists that they have something special. Marlena is skeptical of Nicole's involvement with Dr. Chyka escaping. Theresa announces that she is done with AA and later bonds with Brady.
E.J. goes to extremes to end things with Abigail. Sami finds out that Eric has left the church and blames Nicole. Later, after Eric explains the whole story to Sami he returns home and promises E.J. that she will make the DiMera's pay for ruining Eric's life. Jennifer tells Daniel that JJ told her the whole truth. Daniel doesn't think they can be seen together because Theresa may go public and not care if it means she gets sent to prison. Sonny cuts Brady off at the club and when Brady leaves he feels he is being watched.
Nicole attempts to figure out a way to put the evidence she shredded back together. Sami goes off on the DiMera family for what Kristen did to Eric but tells E.J. that she doesn't include him in her rant. Brady storms into the Kiriakis mansion and accuses Victor and Brady of having her followed. Daniel tells Theresa that he is back with Jennifer and if she does anything to hurt Jennifer or JJ that he will ruin her life.
A man named Ben spies on Rafe and Jordan and applies for a job at Club TBD. Nick attempts to prevent Gabi from dating T. Hope is not happy when Ciara returns from her shopping trip with over $4000 in earrings. Hope has to work with Aiden on a school bake sale. Adrienne isn't happy to hear about Sonny and Will's engagement.
Nick makes sure that T overhears him pretending to talk to Gabi. Gabi is delighted at Sonny and Will's engagement news but begins to make plans to move out. Later, Nick shows up and preys on Gabi's insecurities. Aiden makes a comment about all of Ciara's expensive earrings unaware that Hope is planning to make Ciara donate them. Jordan runs into Ben.
JJ's community service gets off to a rocky start when Anne rejects that he completes it at the hospital and he is late for his new assignment. Marlena seeks out Stefano to make a deal in tracking down Dr. Chyka. Jordan is not happy to see Ben has followed her to Salem. Rafe tells Sami that it won't be long before E.J. hurts her again. Jennifer offers Eric a photography job at the hospital. Nicole preps for her date with Eric.
Sonny attempts to threaten Nick to stay away from Gabi but the tables are turned when Nick reveals that he knows about Sonny's involvement in Nick's "death". Later, Nick tells Sami that she needs to offer Gabi a modeling job at Countess W or he will ruin things for her. Eric and Nicole go on their date but there are interrupted by a rude on looker and a drunken Brady and Theresa. Brady and Theresa return to her apartment where they make out. JJ and Bev are making out when JJ knocks over her purse and sees some pot and kicks her out. Later, JJ returns to the town square and runs into a pretty girl. Jennifer and Daniel make love.
Johnny tells Sami that Abigail likes Rafe mistaken a conversation Abigail had with E.J. about art. Sami asks Abigail to help her learn more about art. Kate gives the information she learned from Sheryl about Jordan refusing to go to the Ozarks to her PI. Theresa tempts Brady with coke but he refuses. Nick tells Gabi that he suggest to Sami that she hire Gabi for a modeling job. Jordan makes plans to leave Salem. John shows up at Theresa's door.
Brady is not pleased to see John is back in town. Hope confronts Sami about the expensive earrings she bough Ciara. Hope has to leave the school bake sale when John texts her. John tells her that Bo is going undercover for a year and will not be able to contact her. Nick continues to dictate things at Countess W refusing to change his formula. Rafe is thrown with Jordan's announcement that she is leaving Salem.
Marlena arranges things with Stefano to chat with Dr. Chyka. Jennifer breaks things off with Liam but he does not take it well. Hope continues to reel from the news that Bo will be undercover for a year. Nicole deals with guilt over not handing over the evidence Dr. Chyka had on Eric.
Abigail learns she may be pregnant.
E.J. gets shocking news about Abigail; Eric refuses to take things further with Nicole; JJ realizes he and the mystery girl have something in common; Jennifer learns she is the target of a smear campaign.
The possible pregnancy causes E.J. and Abigail to panic; Rafe strives to keep Jordan in town; JJ fails to impress Paige; Sonny confides in Victor about Nick.
Marlena turns to Dr. Chyka for answers.
Hope starts to see Aiden differently.
E.J. tries to avoid Sami.